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August 24, 2017 8:18 PM Amazon: We're lowering Whole Foods prices on Monday

Amazon said Thursday that its takeover of Whole Foods (WFM) will close on Monday, and its first order of business will be to make some items more affordable, according to a release. "Whole Foods Market will offer lower prices starting Monday on a selection of best-selling grocery staples across its stores, with more to come," the company said in a statement 86

August 22, 2017 6:41 PM NBA rookies pick Lonzo Ball, Jayson Tatum to have best careers, Smith to win ROY

The annual rookie survey is in, but if previous years are any indication it won't mean much It's always good to have the respect of one's peers, but don't expect this year's NBA rookie survey to predict the future. Earlier this month asked 39 rookies various questions about fellow first-year players and the NBA, and the results were released 64

August 20, 2017 2:49 AM Dick Gregory, cutting-edge satirist and uncompromising activist, dies at 84

The comedian Dick Gregory rose to national prominence in the early 1960s as a black satirist whose audacious style of humor was biting, subversive and topical, mostly centered on current events, politics and above all, racial tensions. His trademark was the searing punchline. “A Southern liberal?” he once said. “That’s a guy that’ll lynch you from a low tree.” Another 100

August 9, 2017 11:46 PM 5 Transgender Service Members Sue Trump Over Military Ban

A 2014 study by the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, estimated that about 8,800 transgender people were serving on active duty, with thousands more in the National Guard and reserve; a 2016 study by the RAND Corporation estimated that there were about 2,450 such active-duty troops. In 2016, the Obama administration, after 116

August 8, 2017 8:20 PM Glen Campbell, 'Rhinestone Cowboy' Singer Who Fused Country and Pop, Dead at 81

Singer-guitarist and TV host who achieved crossover success succumbs to Alzheimer's Disease Glen Campbell, the indelible voice behind 21 Top 40 hits including "Rhinestone Cowboy," "Wichita Lineman" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," died Tuesday. He was 81. A rep for Universal Music Group, Campbell's record label, confirmed the singer's death to Rolling 76

August 4, 2017 11:23 PM Why there's nothing wrong with Steph Curry playing pro golf event

AKRON, Ohio -- Steph Curry should be applauded for what he did for golf the past few days, bringing considerable attention to a minor league tournament while at the same time showing just how good the professionals who play the game for a living are at their sport. Curry was a long shot to make the cut at the Ellie Mae Classic, a Tour event that few outside 61

August 4, 2017 4:57 PM Transgender Soldiers Want the Dignity of Serving Their Country

A CIA officer writes about the men and women in uniform alongside whom she serves. We sang that night like it was our last. “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” had just been repealed, but open transgender service was a distant dream. In those days, Freddie’s Beach Bar was a second home for closeted soldiers and spies back from one war or another; a safe haven to catch 86

August 4, 2017 4:08 PM Science-Savvy Grandparents Explain Solar Eclipse in New Children's Book

In the children's book "When the Sun Goes Dark" (NSTA Kids, 2017), 12-year-old Diana and her little brother, Sammy, meet up with their colorfully attired grandparents. When Diana asks them why they are dressed as tourists and why they are touting large cameras, they tell their story of a recent trip to view a solar eclipse. Using household items like a Hula-Hoop 137

July 27, 2017 7:45 AM Jon Jones' Brother: 'We Jumped a Lot Of People Growing Up'

Here's a scary thought ... Jon Jones, Arthur Jones and Chandler Jones teaming up to BEAT YOUR ASS at the same time. Well, it wasn't just a thought for some kids -- Arthur tells TMZ Sports the kids used to fight together growing up. It's the way they were raised. "My mom always taught us ... one fight, we all fight," Arthur says ... "So, we jumped a lot of people 60

July 26, 2017 10:22 PM Trump donates second paycheck to Education Department

July 26 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump donated his second-quarter salary of $100,000 to the Department of Education, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced Wednesday. DeVos, accepting the check from White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said the money would pay for a camp devoted to STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math -- careers 71