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Nicki Minaj makes up with Taylor Swift at VMAs

Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift have truly let bygones be bygones, but things are not looking so good for Nicki’s relationship with Miley Cyrus. After a brief Twitter spat in July following Minaj’s perceived snub in the MTV Video Music Awards Video of the Year category, Swift and Minaj made amends Sunday during their show-opening performance at the VMAs. When Minaj performed her song “The Night Is Still Young,” Swift made a surprise appearance. Continue reading

How Trump could turn the presidency into a ‘litigation circus’

, Yahoo illustration (Photos by AP, Getty) Kathleen Meese, an upstate New York schoolteacher, plunked down $25,000 five years ago for “Gold Elite” courses at Trump University — a for-profit educational outfit owned by Donald Trump that promised prospective students it would teach them how to “make a killing” in the real estate market. Continue reading

Fred becomes second hurricane of 2015 Atlantic season

(Reuters) – Fred, formerly a tropical storm, has strengthened into the second hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday. Fred, now a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale, is located about 70 miles (115 km) east-northeast of Praia, Cape Verde Islands, with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 kph), the NHC said Continue reading

Arizona mother accused of drowning twin sons in bathtub

By David Schwartz By David Schwartz PHOENIX, Arizona (Reuters) – An Arizona woman was arrested for murder on Sunday on suspicion of drowning her two-year-old twin sons in a bathtub and attempting to do the same with another child, authorities said. Mireya Lopez, 22, was taken into custody at the suburban residence west of Phoenix facing two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, police said Continue reading

Miley Cyrus bares nipple on VMAs

By KRISTIN M. HALL, Associated Press Miley Cyrus’ various costumes for Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards were for the most part nearly naked — and then she took it a step farther and flashed her nipple during a costume change. As the camera panned backstage, Cyrus failed to cover up and the broadcast quickly cut away to the crowd while she continued to talk Continue reading

Director Wes Craven dies at 76

By DAISY NGUYEN and JAKE COYLE LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who startled audiences with iconic suburban slashers like “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Scream,” has died. He was 76. In a statement, Craven’s family said that he died in his Los Angeles home Sunday, surrounded by family, after battling brain cancer. Continue reading

White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip

By JOSH LEDERMAN and MARK THIESSEN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will change the name of North America’s tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Alaska. By renaming the peak Denali, an Athabascan word meaning “the high one,” Obama waded into a sensitive and decades-old conflict between residents of Alaska and Ohio. Continue reading

Suspect in Houston officer shooting to appear in court Monday

(Reuters) – A 30-year-old Houston man with an extensive criminal history is expected to appear in court on Monday charged with capital murder of a police officer, an incident the local sheriff tied to the “Black Lives Matter” campaign against police violence. The accused man, Shannon Miles, is scheduled to appear in Harris County District Court, records show. Miles is accused of shooting deputy Darren Goforth on Friday evening at a Houston gas station, sheriff’s officials said Continue reading

Hurricane Ignacio strengthens but forecast to just miss Hawaii

(Reuters) – Ignacio intensified to a major Category Four hurricane as it blew across the Pacific on a route likely to bypass Hawaii on Monday, the U.S. Central Pacific Hurricane Center said. Continue reading

Two dead, massive outages after windstorm slams Washington state

(Reuters) – A powerful windstorm toppled trees, killing two people in Washington state as work crews scrambled on Sunday to restore power to 450,000 customers, a TV report showed. A father driving with his three-year-old daughter in Gig Harbor, just west of Tacoma, was killed on Saturday when a tree fell on his car, KOMO 4 TV reported Continue reading