• Cousin of Slain Baton Rouge Cop Was Arrested for the Massacre

    ADDIS, Louisiana — On Sunday, July 17, Damarcus Alexander stopped at Walmart so his best friend could buy a white shirt for church.  They left Dallas, Texas at 4 a.m. bound for Belle Rose, Louisiana, a small town an hour south of Baton Rouge, so his friend could sing at a church. They entered the Walmart outside of Baton Rouge, they changed into their church clothes, and continued driving. They didn’t know it but someone had just called 911 describing two black men entering the store and changing clothes just after Gavin Long shot six law enforcement officers across the river. One of the three dead was Alexander’s cousin, Montrell Jackson. He was my big cuz,” Alexander said, adding their families

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  • IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Dated a Guy Who Lived in a Trap House

    I was working at a hotel and in a torrid, heartbreaking (for me, at least) on-and-off relationship with a guy who was, in the words of Hannah Horvath, "someone who treats my heart like monkey meat." It consisted of nothing more than me driving an hour out of my way every weekend to have a ...

  • Bill O’Reilly irretrievably loses it over White House slaves

    PHILADELPHIA — If James Murdoch and Lachlan Murdoch are looking for a moment in which to make a statement about their vision for Fox News, now is it. These two brothers — sons of mogul Rupert Murdoch and two-thirds of the triumvirate at Fox News parent company 21st Century Fox — are widely known to have resented the way that recently resigned Fox News chief Roger Ailes ran the network. Well, it’s been a week since Ailes left, and his offensive style of broadcasting lives on. On Wednesday night, host Bill O’Reilly took to the network’s airwaves to attempt a defense of his comments of last night regarding first lady Michelle Obama’s Monday night speech here at the Democratic National Convention.

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  • You've Never Laughed This Hard About Thigh Gaps Before

    Meet Luisa Omielan and remember her name, because when you're feeling down about your jeans feeling a little snug or inhaling that entire batch of brownies you just baked, you'll want to watch this video over and over again. This London comedian preaching the truth about body image, Beyoncé, and thigh gaps is all too real — you'll totally relate. And the end is the absolute best part! Just note that there's a little language that's NSFW.

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  • Body-camera video shows fatal police shooting in Ariz.

    WINSLOW, Ariz. — Body-camera footage released by the city of Winslow on Wednesday shows the seconds leading up to the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old Navajo woman by a Winslow police officer, with the woman advancing toward the officer with a pair of silver scissors in her left hand. The video footage from March 27 shows the encounter between Loreal Tsingine and Officer Austin Shipley. Tsingine's death on Easter Sunday drew an immediate outcry in the city and strained relations between the city and Native Americans. The Navajo Reservation borders Winslow. A shooting investigation was conducted by the Arizona Department of Public Safety, which was reviewed by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.

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  • Iowa Teacher Sues School District for 'Allowing' Her Relationship With Underage Student

    "The View" co-hosts discuss the student-teacher relationship.

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  • Demonstrators protest outside the DNC (43 photos)

    The tension between Bernie Sanders activists and Democratic Party brass set to crown Hillary Clinton their nominee lingered in pockets of Philadelphia as the final day of the convention dawned. Late Wednesday, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the convention site as Vice President Joe Biden, vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine and President Barack Obama spoke inside. There were two distinct groups of protesters; one peaceful, the other anti-government. At one point a protester’s clothes caught on fire while trying to stomp out the flames on a burning flag. The protester dropped to the ground and rolled around to put the fire out. Another tense moment arose when protesters knocked over part of a security fence, but police quickly moved in and put the fence back up. The Secret Service said seven people were arrested and will be charged with entering a restricted area. A group of peaceful protesters then sat on the ground and sang as the tension in the streets dropped back to normal. (AP) Follow our complete coverage of the Democratic National Convention here. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr!

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  • The trailer for Mel Gibson's new war movie is here, and it looks like his big comeback

    Gibson found the peak of his success in front of and behind the camera with the bloody, Oscar-winning tale "Bravehart." His latest, "Hacksaw Ridge," looks at the unique story of WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa but refused to kill people. Andrew Garfield plays Doss, and it certainly seems from this trailer that the movie and Garfield's performance will generate talk of potential Oscars.

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  • This Doggie Left His Toy Outside and a Red Fox Found it and Went Nuts!

    This poor pup forgot to bring his toy in from the yard. Now, the fox has found it! You might not have thought a fox would want a dog toy. Or maybe you thought a fox wouldn’t have even known what to do with a dog toy, even if he found it. But this fox sure caught on quickly. He’s having a blast! He’s throwing it in the air, pretending it’s a mouse or something to hunt. And he seems blissfully unaware of the toy’s owner a few yards away behind glass. The poor dog is throwing a fit! “That’s my toy,” he is saying, “Give it baaaaack. Mommy, mommy, make him give it baaack!” But the fox doesn’t seem to notice. He’s wayyy to busy having a great time. Foxes and dogs have a lot in common, but it’s important

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  • Kaine: Clinton and I 'Compañeros De Alma'

    Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine talks about the values he shares with Hillary Clinton.

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  • A Complete Stranger Saved This Mom and Her 4 Kids but Wanted 1 Major Thing in Return

    After Tawny Nelson's car broke down at night in the pouring rain with her four young daughters crying in the back, countless people just drove by as she begged for help. The single mother of four explained that things had been rough since her partner left — her vehicle was in such bad shape that she only drove if absolutely necessary and her cell phone was disconnected. She and her children desperately needed groceries so they made a quick trip to the store. However, one of her girls accidentally left a light on in the car and they returned to a completely drained battery. "I must have asked more than twenty people in the course of two hours for a jump," she wrote to Frank Somerville, which he

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  • Cool-headed elephant fights off 14 lionesses in Zambia

    SOUTH LUANGWA NATIONAL PARK, Zambia, July 27 (UPI) -- An elephant in Zambia demonstrated his ability to keep a cool head under pressure when he escaped being made into a meal by 14 female lions. The video, filmed by Jesse Nash on a tour with Normal Carr Safaris at the Chinzombo Safari Camp in Zambia, shows a group of 14 lionesses descending on a young elephant. The elephant, keeping calm, swats at the lionesses with his trunk while making his way to a nearby body of water. The pachyderm reaches the water, but only a handful of the predators decide to stay on shore while the more daring members of the pride give pursuit in the shallows -- including one lioness riding piggy-back on the elephant's

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  • Trump suggests Putin called Obama the n-word. Seconds later: “I hope likes me.”

    Within 20 seconds at a press conference on Wednesday, actual Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump went from suggesting that Russian President Vladimir Putin had once called President Barack Obama the n-word to saying he hopes Putin likes him. Trump talking Putin goes from "he called Obama the n-word" to "I hope he likes me" in 20 seconds. For the record, there is literally zero evidence that Putin ever called Obama the n-word.

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  • Here's Exactly How Much You Should Be Exercising If You Sit at a Desk All Day, Says Science

    The perils of sitting all day aren't good. Researchers have shown that remaining stationary for extended periods of time (like at your 9-to-5 desk job) can be detrimental to your health. While exercise is a big part of offsetting the harmful effects of sitting, it was unclear how many gym sessions were needed to help — until now. A new study, published in The Lancet, shows the ideal formula for counteracting the negative effects of a sedentary job. Instead of a fixed number of hours spent exercising, the ratio depends on how much you sit: people who work a typical eight-hour day should spend at least one hour each day moving; if you sit six hours a day, you should spend half an hour exercising.

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  • Report: Wisconsin police officer had sex on the job 98 times

    A Wisconsin police officer has resigned following an internal investigation that showed he had sex nearly 100 times while on duty and violated numerous department polices and procedures, according to a report from the Hudson Star-Observer. John Worden stepped down from the Hudson Police Department in western Wisconsin in mid-May after he admitted to the accusations, according to the Star-Observer. Worden could not immediately be reached for comment. Police said that over an eight-month period, Worden spent about four to six hours during each workday making personal calls from his department-issued phone, fabricated his work logs 146 times, lied to a supervisor about what he did during work hours and had sex on the job about 98 times, according to documents obtained by the Hudson Star-Observer.

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  • Reporter who added some swagger to the D.B. Cooper legacy comes clean

     Just two weeks after the FBI finally shut down its active investigation of the 45-year-old D.B. Cooper skyjacking case, James Long has come forward to confess his role. “I got the name wrong,” the former reporter said this week, admitting to a cardinal sin in journalism. But he decided to no longer remain quiet while another reporter who died 15 years ago took the blame for turning hijacker Dan Cooper into D.B. Cooper. Long can laugh about it today, and the other reporter died knowing he’d been credited for a scoop that night. The error didn’t hinder the investigation, since neither D.B. nor Dan Cooper was likely the skyjacker’s real name, authorities figured. But let the record show that it

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  • Watch the Marine's F-35 test its gun pod for the first time

    Last week at the Naval Air Station at Patuxent River, Maryland, US Marines carried out the first successful test of the F-35B's GAU-22 gun pod, Business Insider has confirmed. Business Insider previously reported on the first test of the F-35A's integrated gun, but the gun pod, which will be used on the F-35B and C variants, is an entirely different animal. Instead of the integrated design of the Air Force's F-35A, the Marine Corps' F-35B and the Navy's F-35C will feature a 220 round, 25 mm gun in a modular pod. This means that the Navy and Marine variants, which launch from aircraft carriers or amphibious assault vessels, will have the option of excluding the gun to save weight and increase

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  • Beyoncé just posted the most relatable marriage pic of all time

    When Beyoncé decides to release a photo of herself to the world, it tends to look PERFECT — in an either fierce or fabulous…

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  • Man Who Went Missing in Search of Treasure Chest in New Mexico Found Dead

    A treasure hunter who went missing earlier this year while searching for a chest of gold in the wilderness of New Mexico has been found dead, authorities said. Randy Bilyeu's remains were found north of the Cochiti Lake along the Rio Grande River, the Santa Fe Police Department announced on Tuesday. Earlier this year, the 54-year-old embarked on a quest to find the chest of gold and gems hidden by writer and antiquities dealer Forrest Fenn, according to his friends and family.

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  • Kaine: 'You Cannot Believe' Trump

    Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine criticizes Donald Trump at the DNC.

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