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December 17, 2018 3:12 PM Want $100,000? Just give up your smartphone for a year

Vitaminwater has issued a challenge: Don't use your smartphone for a full year, and you can win $100,000. On its website, the company has announced the "Scroll Free For A Year Contest." To enter, you need to post a photo on Twitter or Instagram explaining how you would use your year-long break from your phone. The submissions will be judged based on "creativity 157

December 17, 2018 6:15 AM Taliban say they're meeting US officials again on Monday

ISLAMABAD – The Taliban say they are holding "another" meeting on Monday with U.S. officials, this time in the United Arab Emirates and also involving Saudi, Pakistani and Emirati representatives in the latest attempt to bring a negotiated end to Afghanistan's 17-year war. Khalil Minawi, director of Afghanistan's state-run Bakhtar news agency, also confirmed 120

December 16, 2018 5:18 PM Offset begs Cardi B to take him back

Cardi B shared the first photo of her daughter Kulture hours after revealing she and husband Offset have split. (David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images) On Saturday, the rapper crashed estranged wife Cardi B's performance at the Rolling Loud Festival in Los Angeles, where he pulled out all of the stops with a sign made of roses that read, "Take 118

December 14, 2018 11:19 AM Georgia police officer shot to death; gunman killed

Atlanta (Reuters) - A rookie suburban Atlanta police officer was shot and killed Thursday by a man who was also killed in a shoot-out with other officers, officials said. The names of the DeKalb County police officer and the suspected gunman were not immediately available and few other details were released. Police said that the officer, who had been with the force 80

December 13, 2018 10:50 PM Woman’s tweets detailing heart attack go viral: ‘I was lucky’

A woman who recently survived a heart attack is using her experience to remind others how symptoms of the sometimes fatal occurrence can differ for men and women. The woman, identified only as Twitter user @gwheezie, took to the social media platform on Sunday to share her story, detailing what she later realized were signs of a heart attack. “I want to warn women 131

December 13, 2018 6:11 PM Costco discontinues Kirkland Signature Light Beer

Costco has stopped selling its Kirkland Signature Light Beer, a longtime staple of low-budget parties. (iStock) Bad news, frat boys. Costco has stopped selling its Kirkland Signature Light Beer, a longtime staple of low-budget parties. On Dec. 12, The Takeout broke the news that the wholesale superstore had discontinued the beverage, which had long been chastised 123

December 13, 2018 9:48 AM NASA's Parker Solar Probe shares first up-close look at sun's atmosphere

An image of the sun's atmosphere, the corona, from NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission, captured on Nov. 8, 2018. (Twitter via NASA Sun & Space) NASA's Parker Solar Probe has made the closest-ever approach to a star (the sun) and shared an image of the sun's atmosphere on Twitter on Wednesday. NASA's image, captured Nov. 8, shows the corona, which is the sun's 159

December 13, 2018 5:09 AM Kentucky governor blasts local newspaper's alliance with Soros-backed journalism outlet

Kentucky’s Republican Gov. Matt Bevin blasted the Louisville Courier-Journal newspaper Wednesday for partnering with ProPublica, an investigative journalism outlet whose backers include liberal financier George Soros. In a YouTube video, Bevin accuses the outlet, ProPublica, of left-wing bias and also tears into the local paper. “This is the same Courier-Journal 171

December 12, 2018 5:52 PM MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski apologizes for using homophobic slur to describe Mike Pompeo

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski apologized on Wednesday for using a homophobic slur when describing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo a “butt-boy.” Brzezinski took issue with Pompeo’s recent comments to Fox News regarding Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “Why doesn’t Mike Pompeo 113

December 12, 2018 4:15 PM A Baby Named After 'General Leia' Kicked Off a Star Wars Debate Over Whether She Was Better as a Princess

It all began when Twitter user Jackie Caplan-Auerbach tweeted out an exchange between a flight attendant and another passenger on her plane. “Flight attendant on my flight to the mother holding an infant: ‘What’s her name?'” she wrote. “Mother: ‘Leia’ FA: ‘Like Princess Leia?’ Mother: ‘No, like General Leia.’ A-freaking-men, sister.” Leia first made the switch 94