• Cate Blanchett Shuts Down Interview

    If there’s anything a reporter should know by now, it’s that you don’t mess with Cate Blanchett. Unfortunately it seems Jonathon Hyla from The Project didn’t get the memo. After trying (and failing) to engage Blanchett in idle chit chat (he jokingly asked Blanchett if they could share a beer to break the ice) he was told off by the actress, who joked that one of them had to do their jobs.

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  • The Latest: A320 pilot describes safeguards against lockout

    A pilot who flew the A320 for six years said the cockpit has safeguards in case one pilot inside becomes incapacitated while the other is outside. Normally, he said, someone trying to get inside the cockpit requests access and a camera feed lets the pilot decide whether to accept or specifically deny access. If, however, the person in the cockpit denies access, the door remains locked, said the pilot.

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  • French prosecutor: Co-pilot wanted to 'destroy' the plane

    As a frantic pilot pounded on the cockpit door and passengers screamed in panic, the Germanwings co-pilot "intentionally" sent Flight 9525 straight into the side of a mountain in the French Alps, a prosecutor said Thursday. In a news conference in Paris, Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin laid out the horrifying conclusions reached by French aviation investigators after listening to the last minutes of the Tuesday morning flight from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. It was the co-pilot's "intention to destroy this plane," Robin said.

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  • Japanese navy gets biggest flat-top since WWII-era aircraft carriers

    Japan's Maritime Self Defense Force on Wednesday took delivery of the biggest Japanese warship since World War Two, the Izumo, a helicopter carrier as big as the Imperial Navy aircraft carriers that battled the United States in the Pacific. The Izumo with a crew of 470 sailors is a highly visible example of how Japan is expanding the capability of its military to operate overseas and enters service as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks lawmaker approval to loosen the restraints of Japan's pacifist post-war constitution.

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  • Australia thrash India to set-up World Cup final clash against New Zealand

    Australia put themselves in line for a fifth World Cup title with an emphatic 95-run semi-final victory over defending champions India in Sydney on Thursday. Steve Smith hammered 105 off 93 balls and Aaron Finch returned to form with 81 as the hosts piled up 328 for seven after electing to bat on a good pitch at the Sydney Cricket Ground. India were bowled out for 233 in reply despite an opening stand of 76 between openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan and a typically defiant run-a-ball 65 from captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

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  • Kylie Jenner spends two hours in the shower

    Kylie Jenner spends two hours in the shower.The 17-year-old reality star loves having "pampering days" to relax and take care of her hair and skin.She said: "I love pampering days. I usually take a shower or bath for about two hours and scrub my whole

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  • Woman reported kidnapped found safe after mysterious ordeal

    A woman whose boyfriend reported that intruders abducted her from their San Francisco Bay Area home and held her for ransom was found safe Wednesday at her father's Southern California apartment. Denise Huskins' father, Mike Huskins, said his daughter called him around 9:30 a.m. to say she'd been dropped off at her mother's house in Huntington Beach. On Tuesday, the San Francisco Chronicle received an email from an anonymous person claiming to be holding the 29-year-old woman.

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  • McIlroy split was like someone dying, says Wozniacki

    Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki says she felt like someone close to her had died after the split from golfer Rory McIlroy last year. The Dane was quoted by Britain's Independent newspaper as saying her world was turned upside down when the Northern Irishman ended their relationship in May after wedding invitations had been sent out. "In my head I had everything until that moment," said Wozniacki.

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  • Superhighway from Europe to the US planned

    According to a report in The Siberian Times, Russian Railways president Vladimir Yakunin has proposed a very ambitious plan for a massive trans-Siberian highway that would link his country's eastern border with the U.S. state of Alaska, crossing a narrow stretch of the Bering Sea that separates Asia and North America. Dubbed the Trans-Eurasian Belt Development (TEPR), the project calls for a major roadway to be constructed alongside the existing Trans-Siberian Railway, stretching about 20,000 kilometres. Oil and gas pipes would run alongside the highway, and plans have been mooted already for a rail tunnel connecting the far flung Russian region of Chukotka - where football tycoon Roman Abramovich once served as governor - and Alaska.

    Total Travel
  • Sell your home faster? This can make a difference

    "People make a lot of inferences, correct and incorrect, about houses that have been on the market for a long time," said Stan Humphries, author of "Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate." Namely, that there must be something wrong with the property, and that there's room for negotiation in the price. "In every market, there's this sweet spot," said Humphries, who is also the chief economist at Zillow.com.

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  • I Achieved the American Dream — and It Was Awful

    The year was 2008. I was 25, pregnant with twins, and very much in love. And we had just hit the quintessential American rite of passage: We bought our first home. The large, open floor plan beckoned us. Before the ink was dry, we’d bought a lawnmower

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  • Falkland Islands' fears for Russia-backed invasion

    The U.K. has sent extra military support to one of its overseas colonies at the bottom of the world, the Falkland Islands, amid concerns that it is facing increased risk of attack from Argentina, backed by Russia. Two troop-carrying Chinook helicopters and a new surface-to-air missile system have been sent by the U.K. to the remote islands in the South Atlantic, known as Las Malvinas in Argentina . Read More Russia vs. EU: Where next in propaganda war?

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  • Emilia Clarke Nearly Took The Lead Role In Fifty Shades Of Grey

    Emilia Clarke may be used to getting her gear off in Game of Thrones, but the actress drew the line at Fifty Shades of Grey. The 23-year old was screen-tested for the role of Anastasia Steele, the film's protagonist, but said in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter that she'd chosen to turn it down. "I'd done nudity before and was concerned with being labeled for doing it again," explained Clarke, adding that she had "no regrets" about her decision, despite the film's massive success.

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  • Retirement rip-off? The $17B barrier for savers

    When Booker O'Neal reviewed his investment statement last fall, he noticed something odd: All the stock market indexes were up for the year, but his nest egg was down 3 percent. "I asked myself: What am I getting for that?" said O'Neal. It's a question a lot of investors are beginning to ask-both about the fees they're paying for advice on their retirement accounts and the hidden costs of the investments within them.

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  • Bank forecloses on sitcom star's properties over nonpayment

    A bank says the actor best known as sitcom character Balki Bartokomous has been a perfect stranger when it comes to making payments on his rural Pennsylvania properties. First National Bank of Pennsylvania recently foreclosed on four of "Perfect Strangers" star Bronson Pinchot's Harford Township properties, including the community's post office. The bank says the 55-year-old Pinchot owes more than $270,000 and hasn't been heard from in over a year.

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  • New Samsung, HTC phones coming April 10 in US

    New phones from Samsung and HTC will be available in U.S. stores starting April 10. Advance orders for the new HTC One begin Friday, and those customers might receive their phones before April 10. HTC is largely keeping the same design, but improving the camera and personalizing the home screen based on your location.

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  • Stiff and sore Vettori ready for farewell

    There is no more appropriate way for Daniel Vettori to end his New Zealand career than with a hobble. Spinner Vettori developed back stiffness at the bowling crease during the Black Caps' momentous semi-final win over South Africa in Auckland, but it isn't expected to threaten his availability for Sunday's final in Melbourne. The 36-year-old was able to bat - he was at the other end when Grant Elliott struck his winning six on Tuesday - but is likely to experience some pain while bowling to Australia or India in the decider.

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  • Heave, ho: Elephants rescue 18-wheeler stranded on Louisiana road

    When an 18-wheeler truck became stranded by the side of a Louisiana road, two elephants inside came to the rescue. Sheriff's deputies in Natchitoches Parish on Tuesday morning received a call about a stuck truck. The truck's driver, also an elephant trainer, walked the elephants out of the cargo compartment and directed them to help prop up the vehicle, sheriff's Captain Tony Moran said in an interview.

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  • Grandma Cissy prays for Bobbi Kristina but 'not a great deal of hope'

    Cissy Houston, the grandmother of Bobbi Kristina Brown, who was found unresponsive in a bathtub in January, is praying for her recovery but she admitted there was little hope. In an interview with WBLS radio in New York City, Houston, 81, said her granddaughter, the only child of the late pop star Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, had been transferred to a rehabilitative center and her condition remained "the same".

    Reuters
  • The Case That Captivated The World: Uncovering The Deadly Truth About Serial

    On the afternoon of January 13, 1999, as she did many days during the winter sports season, Hae Min Lee, 18, should have been keeping score at a wrestling match at Baltimore County’s Woodlawn High School in Maryland, USA. By December of that year, the strain had become too much and Hae and Adnan finally ended their romance.

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