If Chris Paul can't avoid getting embarrassed by Steph Curry, pretty much nobody can avoid getting embarrassed by Steph Curry.
After months of being targeted by U.S.-led airstrikes, losing ground in Iraq and suffering defeat in a weeks-long assault to capture the Syrian border town of Kobani, is the Islamic State flagging and putting out feelers to see if a truce might be possible? Intriguingly, the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, floated the idea on Tuesday of a negotiated truce in the latest issue of the militants’ English-language magazine Dabiq, via an article written by one of the group’s remaining Western hostages, British photojournalist John Cantlie. Ever since the execution of other Western hostages this summer, Cantlie—who was captured in Syria with American reporter James Foley in 2012—has been used for propaganda purposes by the Islamic State, both by writing for Dabiq and fronting propaganda videos. In an article entitled “Paradigm Shift,” in the eighth and latest issue of the magazine, Cantlie notes in the mocking style his captors presumably have ordered him to adopt that Western leaders appear to have accepted now that the Islamic State is like no previous terrorist organization, and that it is a country with all the attributes of a bona fide state—from a police force and schools to a functioning court system and supposed currency.
Anyone with a cell phone can be an incredible photographer, no fancy camera necessary. Sony on Tuesday announced the winners of the Sony World Photography Awards' Mobile Phone category, and we're impressed. Mobile is just one of many categories in the competition. Others include Professional, Open and Youth. There were more than 96,000 entries...
Alyssa Milano is proud of being a mother and all the physical changes that come with it. The actress, 42, joined the ladies of The Talk for a discussion about stretch marks. "Some people might see them as imperfections, but when you have a baby –those are your beauty marks," Milano said. "I love my stretch marks. I have them on my boobs, on my ass, on my belly." PHOTO: Mom Shares Incredibly Inspiring Bikini Body Pic And while she's not shy about talking about the beauty marks, she does admit that she wouldn't wear a bikini on the beach for fear that paparazzi would "rip apart every part of her body." This is not the first time that Milano has caused some discussion. When she posted a breastfeeding selfie back in November, she questioned why her photo was more controversial than reality star Kim Kardashian's Paper Magazine photo shoot that showed her posing nude. WATCH: Is Alyssa Milano's Breastfeeding Selfie More Controversial Than Kim Kardashian Nude? Milano and her agent husband David Bugliari welcomed their daughter Elizabella on Sept. 4. The couple also has a son, Milo Thomas, 3.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas collected $11 million less in taxes than expected this month, and top Republican legislators acknowledged Tuesday that they'll be forced to consider larger tax increases than anticipated to balance the state budget.
Thirty-five-year-old Latisha Fisher, mother to young Gavriel Ortiz-Fisher, took her son into the 5 Boro Burger bathroom at around 2:25 p.m. on Monday, according to police. After Fisher had been inside the bathroom for an "unusual amount of time," and as lines to the bathroom grew longer, an employee went in to check and was horrified by what they found. Fisher was caught holding her hand over her son's mouth. Foam was coming out of the toddler's nose and mouth.
A cellphone dug out of the wreckage of Germanwings flight 9525 reportedly contains a video showing the chaotic final moments before the plane crashed in the French Alps. The video, obtained by French magazine Paris Match and the German tabloid Bild, "was so chaotic that it was hard to identify people, but the sounds of the screaming passengers made it perfectly clear that they were aware of what was about to happen to them," reports Paris Match. Screams of "Oh my God" in several different languages can reportedly be heard on the video, as well as a heavy banging — presumably that of the pilot on the cockpit door, according to the French magazine. The scene in the video allegedly matches the audio picked up by the cockpit's voice recording, the details of which were leaked to the media earlier this week and first released by Bild.
Jayla Currie never quite pictured her son Jayden’s first birthday party the way it happened on March 27: in a small guarded room at the Indiana Women’s Prison, with donated presents and a sheet cake for the guests, who were prison staffers. But she was grateful for it, too.
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Surveys of China's factory and services sectors showed stubborn weakness
Asian stocks were mostly lower on Wednesday, taking their lead from weaker U.S. shares, while the dollar
China welcomes Taiwan's decision to apply to join the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
NEW YORK (AP) — The deal was done only last week, says Trevor Noah, the 31-year-old South African comedian who will take over "The Daily Show" from longtime host Jon Stewart.
D.C. Public Library has just released preliminary renderings of the soon-to-be-renovated Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, and they're a far cry from the central library's current sorry state.
Try as I might, and however distracting my shoulder bumps may be to my cubicle neighbors, I can't help but fall into the deep pocket of this new track from D.C.'s Pleasure Curses , which dropped today on local label Prince George Records.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joni Mitchell was hospitalized in Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to the Twitter
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new exhibit focusing on Richard Avedon's photos of political and cultural
NEW YORK (AP) — The honeymoon between "Honeymoon in Vegas" and Broadway is over. Even Elvis
LONDON — If there are greater ways to spend a weekend than drinking and watching live music outside
Motorola has long taken the extreme route with its naming conventions and Samsung always seems to promise
A Peruvian bear named Cholita that suffered years of torture and mutilation at the hands of a circus is
The doctors are accused of running unnecessary tests on homeless people, leading to $7 million in false
The state became the first to pass such a law, despite the opposition of many doctors.
A study found that in places with more unevenness of income, life spans were shorter.