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  • Colin Kroll, HQ Trivia and Vine app co-founder, dies in New York aged 34

    Police find technology entrepreneur unconscious on his bed in Manhattan apartment Colin Kroll, a technology executive who co-founded the HQ Trivia app, has been found dead in New York at the age of 34. The city’s police department said officers had gone to Kroll’s Manhattan apartment early on Sunday after getting a call asking for a wellbeing check on him. He was found unconscious and unresponsive on his bed. Continue reading

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  • Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia, found dead

    Colin Kroll, a tech executive who co-founded the HQ Trivia app, has died. He was 35. The New York Police Department says officers went to Kroll's Manhattan apartment early Sunday after getting a call asking for a wellness check on him. They found him unconscious and unresponsive on his

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  • Donald Trump investigations undermine presidency

    WASHINGTON — Investigations now entangle Donald Trump's White House, campaign, transition, inauguration, charity and business. For Trump, the political, the personal and the deeply personal are all under examination. Less than two years into Trump's presidency, his business associates, political advisers and family members are being probed, along with the

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  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg talks 'On the Basis of Sex' sex scene in sold-out NYC event

    NEW YORK — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an unlikely national rock star. But "The Notorious RBG" is now the subject of a second film about her this year - in theaters on Christmas Day. On Saturday evening, the 85-year-old Brooklyn native appeared in person, expressing love

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  • Pete Davidson: Police check on Saturday Night Live star after troubling Instagram post

    Concerns raised for comedian after he writes: 'I really don't want to be on this earth anymore'

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  • Trucker saves dogs thrown from vehicle on New York highway

    A pair of beagle mixes are on the mend after authorities say someone threw them out of a moving vehicle on a snowy New York highway. The dogs were rescued by a passing trucker, but one was so badly mangled that a front leg had to be amputated. New York State Police on Saturday asked for the

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  • Browns, Baker Mayfield beat Broncos on road

    Baker Mayfield capitalized on Denver's depleted cornerback corps and dubious coaching decisions in leading the Cleveland Browns past the host Broncos 17-16 on Saturday night, keeping alive their slim hopes of ending the NFL's longest playoff drought. Mayfield's 2-yard TD toss to Antonio Callaway with just under 12 minutes left provided the winning margin for the Browns (6-7-1), who snapped an 11-game losing streak to the Broncos (6-8). Improving to 3-28 on the road over the past four seasons,...

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  • Alex Ovechkin stays hot as Capitals top Sabres

    Washington's Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 29th goal of the season to extend his point streak to a career-best 14 games and had the shootout winner to help the host Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Saturday for their fifth consecutive victory. Ovechkin has 17 goals during his point streak and has scored in six games in a row. Brett Connolly and Jakub Vrana had the other goals in regulation for Washington. "Such a threat, especially when he's confident and he's shooting the puck...

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  • Alvarez stops Fielding in 3rd round for 3rd division title

    Canelo Alvarez threw a Garden party Saturday night. A short and powerful fiesta. Alvarez landed dozens of body punches, knocking down Rocky Fielding four times and stopping him in the third round Saturday night to earn his third weight class title, taking the WBA super middleweight belt.

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  • Hertz teams up with Clear to speed rentals with biometric scans

    Biometric screening is expanding to the rental car industry. Hertz is teaming up with Clear, the maker of biometric screening kiosks found at many airports, in an effort to slash the time it takes to pick up a rental car. Clear hopes it will lead more travelers to its platform, which has 3 million members nationwide. It's the latest place consumers will find biometric technology, which has migrated over the last 50 years from secure government facilities and banks to airports, stadiums and even...

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  • Analysis: Is tech too easy to use?

    Seven years ago, a younger and more carefree Mark Zuckerberg went onstage at Facebook's annual developer conference and announced a major change to the social network's design. Until then, apps connected to Facebook would regularly ask users if they wanted to publish their latest activity to their feed on the social network. Those pop-up messages - from apps like Spotify, Netflix and the Washington Post - were annoying, Zuckerberg said, so the company had created a new category of apps that...

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  • Who is Pete Davidson and why is everyone worried about him?

    “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson stunned and frightened friends and his social media followers with a disturbing post about his mental health on Saturday, which proved alarming enough to draw both his ex-fiancee, singer Ariana Grande, and New York police to NBC headquarters at 30

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  • Watson leads Texans to 29-22 comeback win over Darnold, Jets

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Deshaun Watson threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins with 2:15 left, lifting the Houston Texans to a 29-22 comeback victory over Sam Darnold and the New York Jets on Saturday night. After Darnold and the Jets took their first lead of the game

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  • Almost every part of Trump's life is under investigation

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Investigations now entangle Donald Trump's White House, campaign, transition, inauguration, charity and business. For Trump, the political, the personal and the deeply personal are all under examination. Less than two years into Trump's presidency, his business associates, political advisers and family members are being probed, along with

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  • Disney actor Stoney Westmoreland fired after arrest

    Disney Channel actor Stoney Westmoreland has been fired after he was arrested in Salt Lake City for allegedly attempting to have a sexual relationship with an online acquaintance he believed was 13 years old. In a statement Saturday, Disney announced that the 48-year-old Westmoreland had

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  • Prada pulls merchandise from stores over blackface accusations

    Prada has announced that it will pull certain accessories from its stores following accusations that the products bear resemblance to blackface imagery.

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  • Disney actor Stoney Westmoreland fired after arrest

    A message left with Stoney Westmoreland's agent, Mitchell Stubbs, was not immediately returned.

    Chicago Sun-Times
  • As the Trumps Dodged Taxes, Their Tenants Paid a Price

    A phony business the Trumps created to siphon wealth from their empire drove up the rent for thousands living in their buildings.

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  • Prada pulls figurines that resembled blackface from New York store

    Luxury firm says it ‘never had the intention of offending anyone and we abhor all forms of racism and racist imagery’ Prada has apologized after some of its products displayed at a store in New York appeared to contain blackface imagery. The products, part of a line of goods called Pradamalia, were pulled after they prompted outrage and accusations that they depicted racist caricatures of black people. Continue reading

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  • New York police say video of baby wrenched from mother's arms is not whole story

    Prosecutors dropped charges against Jazmine Headley, 23, who was arrested at a Brooklyn benefits office last week The New York City police commissioner said that a more complicated and “chaotic” story is emerging from a witness video that went viral showing a tug-of-war between a New York mother with a toddler and police yanking the boy from her. Related: Charges dropped against woman whose baby was ripped from her by NYPD officers Continue reading

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  • Disney actor Stoney Westmoreland fired after arrest

    Disney Channel actor Stoney Westmoreland has been fired after he was arrested for allegedly attempting to have a sexual relationship with a minor

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  • For Christmas carolers, 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' presents an ethical dilemma

    It's not just about radio.

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  • Damian Lillard scores 24 as Blazers cool off Raptors

    Damian Lillard had 24 points and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a two-game slide with a 128-122 home victory over the NBA-leading Toronto Raptors on Friday night. Zach Collins scored 16 points and Seth Curry (13 points) hit three key three-pointers at the start of the fourth quarter. Both were part of a Portland bench that outscored Toronto's reserves 58-26. Kawhi Leonard returned after missing two games and had 28 points for the Raptors (23-8), who played without All-Star point guard Kyle...

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  • Derek Stepan’s goal gives Coyotes OT win

    The Arizona Coyotes had every reason to feel the deck was stacked against them. They had lost four straight and trailed 3-0 in the second period against the Rangers in New York. However, instead of accepting another loss, Arizona rallied to tie the game and Derek Stepan scored at 4:28 of overtime as the Coyotes beat his former team 4-3 on Friday night. "I'd be lying to you if I told you that didn't feel good," Stepan said of getting the winner on his former home ice. "We stayed with our...

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