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Joe Robbins/Getty Images Through eight weeks, the College Football Playoff picture is starting to clear up. Alabama looks like the only lock to be in the playoff while two spots are spoken for. The final two spots will come down to five teams and four could have strong cases. There is still a month left in the college football regular season and the College Football Playoff picture is starting to clear up. But at the same time, it looks like it is heading towards chaos and debate over the final one or two spots... [Read More]
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Morgan Stanley analysts already see what uncertainty over the ACA's future is doing to hospitals, and it's not good. [Read More]
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The executive shakeup at Amazon Studios continues as Head of Half Hour and Drama Series Development Joe Lewis leaves. [Read More]
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The Gold Star family of a fallen US Army soldier received their $25,000 personal check from President Donald Trump that was promised months ago. The check's date is the same date of The Washington Post's report that first revealed Trump's offer of the money. "I'm still speechless," Jessie Baldridge, the soldier's mother, said. The Gold Star family of a slain US Army soldier reportedly received their $25,000 personal check from President Donald Trump, months after receiving a condolence call from Trump and being offered the money, according to an ABC11 reporter on Monday. A letter... [Read More]
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Blake Lively posted a photo of her husband, Ryan Reynolds, on Instagram for his birthday. Well, sort of.  The actress shared a photo of Ryan Gosling posing with Reynolds, who was cropped out. The post comes a few months after Reynolds cropped Lively out of her own birthday photo. A couple in love is sweet, but a couple in a prank war is even sweeter. At least, that's what we'd assume from watching Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds.  On Monday, the "Gossip Girl" start celebrated Reynolds' 41st birthday by dedicating an Instagram post to her husband. Well,... [Read More]
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Zayid Ballesteros/US Army The Pentagon has confirmed that there are 6,000 US troops stationed throughout Africa. The four US soldiers killed in Niger were on a counterterrorism mission against ISIS-affiliated militants. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has committed to redoubling communication efforts between the Pentagon and Congress on military matters. The Pentagon has announced that the US has over 6,000 soldiers stationed throughout Africa, even though several senators had previously been surprised to learn that there are even 1,000 American soldiers on the continent. Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the... [Read More]
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Susan Fowler has already found a buyer to make a movie about her time at Uber, reports Deadline. And Fowler's book on her life is being shopped to publishers now and has multiple bidders. Her life story is extraordinary, too: She's gone from home schooled and largely self-taught to a famous software engineer who has filed a petition with the Supreme Court. If Susan Fowler's infamous "very, very strange year at Uber" was the stuff of lemons, then Fowler is making lemonade. It seems she has already sold a movie about her life, just a... [Read More]
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USAF The Air Force is upgrading facilities at bases that house nuclear bombers. But the Air Force and Strategic Command both say there are no plans to put those bombers on 24-hour alert. US Air Force and from the US Strategic Command officials have said there are no immediate plans to put nuclear bombers on 24-hour alert. Questions about plans for US bombers came after a Defense One report that facility upgrades at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana were part of an effort to prepare for an order to go to 24-hour ready... [Read More]
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Buda Mendes/Getty Week 7 of the NFL season is nearly in the books, and it was another wild one for fantasy owners. The injury plague continued to strike across the league, this time claiming notables like Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey and veteran signal callers Jay Cutler and Carson Palmer. We also saw significant developments in a number of running back battles, as well as first looks at a few new starting quarterbacks. With six more teams on bye during Week 8, this week's waiver cycle is another important one. Below, read up on 10 players you should... [Read More]
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Facebook Tech evangelist Robert Scoble has resigned as partner of the VR/AR startup Transformation Group. He resigned following multiple allegations from women claiming that he had sexually assaulted them at tech events. Scoble's co-founder Shel Israel will run the company on his own. The sexual harassment dominoes continue to fall as more women go public with allegations of men exploiting positions of power to sexually harass and assault them, both inside and out of the tech industry. This time it's famed tech evangelist and blogger Robert Scoble, who has stepped down... [Read More]
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Although Apple announced Apple Pay to much fanfare three years ago, the mobile payment service has struggled to gain traction since. Only 27% of eligible iPhone owners have ever used Apple Pay and only 8% use it every week, according to payment systems consultant First Annapolis. But there are signs that Apple Pay, which allows users to store their credit cards in their iPhones and to buy things in stores by tapping their devices on compatible payment card readers, is finally starting to catch on. When people do make mobile payments, they're almost always using Apple Pay, according... [Read More]
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Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford discussed the battle that left four US troops killed in Niger. Although Dunford shed some light on the fight, many details, such as why US forces were unable to locate Johnson's body for two days, were left in the dark. Dunford asked for "a bit of patience" as the investigation continues. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford addressed reports that officials were not "forthcoming" on the information surrounding the battle in Niger that killed 4 US troops... [Read More]
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Everyone likes money. But technology that handles money is what's really popular these days. The rise of "fintech," or, financial technology, has unleashed a new breed of apps, sites and services designed to help consumers pay for goods, get loans and manage their retirement accounts. Fintech is a multi-billion dollar industry, with startups in the US raising around $18 billion since 2015, according to PitchBook and nearly 1,400 venture capitalist-backed deals. Two of the most valuable startups in the country — Stripe and SoFi — are in the fintech sector. And there are 11 fintech... [Read More]
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Creating your own Halloween costume is a great alternative to buying an overpriced, cliché ensemble from a national chain. Putting together a DIY costume doesn't have to be an over-the-top production, though. There are a lot of clever, hassle-free costumes you can make by just adding some accessories to a little black dress. From a cat to Wednesday Addams, we've rounded up 11 costumes you can make with an LBD and some light crafting.Holly Golightly from "Breakfast at Tiffany's" What you need: A black dress, pearl jewelry, gloves, oversized sunglasses, a hair... [Read More]
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Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images It's been a wild eight days as President Donald Trump has feuded with a Florida congresswoman and a Gold Star family. And the controversy, which has yet to dwindle, began when Trump was asked a week ago why he hadn't mentioned anything about an early-October ambush in Niger that led to the deaths of four US servicemembers. From that question stemmed days of back-and-forth between Trump, his chief of staff John Kelly, aides of past presidents, a member of Congress, former members of the military, and Gold Star families. The controversy has continued almost... [Read More]
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When Katy Perry first appeared on the scene back in 2008, it was clear that she was destined to be a beauty and style icon. The video for her first hit, "I Kissed a Girl," cemented her as a glamorous pop star in the making, with a knack for a classic Hollywood pin-up aesthetic. By the time she moved on to the candy-coated brightness of the "Teenage Dream" era, we knew that Perry was here to stay — and that she'd be serving some iconic looks along the way. We've since seen the singer change... [Read More]
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A burned-out home in San Francisco has hit the market for $800,000. The one-bedroom, one-bath house was "completely gutted" in a fire and will need to be demolished. The hefty price tag shows the extent of the Bay Area housing bubble. Somebody in San Francisco is selling a burned-out house for nearly $800,000 — and the local housing market is so out of control, the listing agent on the home called the asking price low. 121 Grant Street, a one-bedroom, one-bathroom house in the desirable Bernal Heights neighborhood, hit the market... [Read More]
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From homes and hotels to churches and cemeteries, there are tons of reportedly haunted spots all over the US. The Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a prison turned museum that is supposedly haunted by former inmates. NBA players who often stay at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, have reported seeing ghosts on the property. Is there a better time than Halloween to explore the reportedly haunted spots across the US? Here at INSIDER, we've delved into the most haunted house in every state, but there are so many... [Read More]
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Christian Mueller/Shutterstock HotSpot Rentals ranked the 25 "coolest" urban neighborhoods in the US. The ranking took transit, budget-friendliness, entertainment, lifestyle, and weather into consideration. The Mission District in San Francisco nabbed the number-one spot. What makes a neighborhood cool? Maybe it's a bustling nightlife and quirky cafes, or lots of parks perfect for lounging on breezy days. Or maybe it's just being able to afford rent. HotSpot Rentals decided to evaluate the "coolness" of a host of urban neighborhoods based on six factors: transit, budget-friendliness, entertainment, lifestyle, and weather.... [Read More]
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AP Images Eric Bolling said Monday it was "beyond inappropriate" for Bill O'Reilly to say his son died because of the sexual-harassment allegations against him. O'Reilly told the New York Times to "think about" what they published and said Bolling's son died "because of allegations made ... against Mr. Bolling." Bolling said in a statement after that he hoped O'Reilly would refrain from mentioning his son again. Former Fox News host Eric Bolling criticized Bill O'Reilly on Monday for suggesting to The New York Times that his son, Eric Chase Bolling, died because of... [Read More]
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