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Missing Malaysia Plane

What to Know About the New Malaysia Airlines Clue

Four men carried away a barnacle-encrusted piece of flotsam from a beach on the French island of Reunion this week—the best clue yet as to the fate of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after 509 days of fruitless searching

Ray Tensing

Campus Cop Indicted in Killing of Unarmed Black Man

University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing has been indicted for the shooting of Samuel DuBose, an unarmed black man, during a routine traffic stop on July 19. "I'm treating him like a murderer," said Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters

Jeremy Clarkson in London in 2012.

Jeremy Clarkson and Top Gear Team Sign Deal With Amazon

Jeremy Clarkson and is fellow Top Gear presenters announced that they have signed a deal with Amazon to produce a new motoring show after Clarkson was fired by the BBC earlier this year following a violent drunken altercation with his producer

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Dominates in New Poll

Donald Trump sits firmly atop the Republican primary field one week before the inaugural GOP debate, according a new poll. The bombastic reality television star and real estate magnate has the support of 20% of Republicans

The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. on Nov. 24, 2014.

UVA Grads Sue Rolling Stone Over Retracted Rape Article

Court documents show that three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity profiled in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story are suing the publication and the article's author

Trevor Noah at 2015 Summer TCA event in Beverly Hills, Calif. on July 29, 2015.

Trevor Noah Plans Big Daily Show Changes

One big switch off the bat: Noah says he’ll focus less on Jon Stewart’s favorite source of outrage, Fox News. The show will also have a new set and Noah will do more impressions than his predecessor. "I have an affinity for picking up on accents and tones," he said

The Asian Awards 2015 - Red Carpet Arrivals

Zayn Malik Signs With Record Label RCA

The former One Direction member has signed with RCA, saying that he left the popular british boy band for the "opportunity to show you who I really am." The news comes after months of rumors about Malik’s future as an artist

Mullah Omar

How Mullah Omar's Death Could Disrupt Afghanistan

The Afghan government said the Taliban leader died in 2013, hoping that the news might pave the way for consensus in ongoing peace talks. But news of Omar's death could fracture the Taliban, and even embolden ISIS as it seeks to broaden its territory

Robert Kraft, owner of the New Englad Patriots, at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho on July 9, 2015.

Patriots Owner Blasts NFL for Brady Suspension

Patriots owner Robert Kraft says he was wrong to trust the NFL in the deflated-footballs case and that he regrets not appealing the penalties against the team. "This was never about doing what was fair and just," said Kraft