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    The usually buttoned-up lawyer had a fun night out in London on Saturday.

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The skies over Syria are increasingly crowded — and increasingly dangerous. The air forces of multiple countries are on the attack, often at cross purposes in Syria's civil war, sometimes without coordination. And now, it seems, they are at risk of unintended conflict.

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  • Golf - US captain defends 'intangible' Mickelson pick

    - Jay Haas backed Tuesday his decision to give a Presidents Cup captain's pick to off-form veteran Phil Mickelson, saying the five-time Major winner offered something "intangible" to his US team. As the players headed out for their first full day of practice at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea, Haas strongly defended his decision to choose Mickelson as one of two picks in his 12-man team after finishing only 30th in the US qualifying list. "I don't think there were any negatives to any of the players that we passed over," said Haas in a news conference.

  • Ancient Tsunami Was Nearly As Tall As The Eiffel Tower

    When surfers have taken on nearly 100-foot-tall waves, they've faced the challenge of a lifetime. But those waves are pipsqueaks compared to an ancient mega-tsunami that scientists say was almost as tall as the Eiffel Tower.  An international team of scientists has found evidence that an approximately 800-foot-tall tsunami was generated...

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  • Police Are Searching for These Women Who Are Suspected of Stealing Bro Shoes

    Police are searching for two college-aged women suspected of stealing a man's Lacoste shoes.

  • Samsung Electronics struggles to find fix for smartphone woes

    By Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - More than a year into the overhaul of its smartphone lineup, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has yet to find a way to reverse a slide in market share or margins, clouding its growth outlook and fuelling investor impatience. Samsung has tried various fixes for its phone business. While those measures have lifted Samsung from its earnings trough, they have not been enough to regain market share from Apple Inc at the high end and Chinese markers at the lower end, or convince investors that the company is back on track for sustained growth.  "Samsung is at a standstill," said Kim Hyun-su, fund manager for IBK Asset Management.

  • San Francisco man being attacked in his own garage caught on video

    Dramatic video out of San Francisco shows a man being attacked inside his own garage, but the victim fought back and turned the tables on the suspect.

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  • Donald Trump's classmates share their memories about his 'Lord of the Flies' days in military school

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has cited his high school experience at the New...

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  • Why Kaley Cuoco Ended Her Marriage With Ryan Sweeting

    If Kaley Cuoco has seemed unusually upbeat after her split from husband Ryan Sweeting, it might be because she saw the breakup coming.

  • Referees screw up crucial call at end of Lions-Seahawks

    The fumble by Calvin Johnson near the goal line cost the Lions a potential win, and the referees missed an illegal bat by Seattle's K.J. Wright in the end zone that sealed the deal. When Calvin Johnson fumbled the ball at the half-yard line going in for a touchdown, he seemingly cost the Detroit Lions a chance at their first victory of the season. Except, the ball should have gone back to the Lions, half the distance to the goal, first down.

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  • Pensioner Snaps ‘Boy Ghost’ On Her iPhone During Spooky Walk Through Black Country Woods

    Elaine Stewart was left spooked when she saw what she believes is the spooky outline of a young child from the 18th century as she walked through a beauty spot in the Black Country. Retired auxiliary nurse Elaine, from West Bromwich, has researched the area and discovered the woodland is on the site of an 18th century coal mine.

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  • Cross Scioscia off list of potential Nats manager candidates

    With the Nationals beginning their managerial search on Monday, we can cross one name off the list of potential candidates. Mike Scioscia, manager of the Los Angeles Angels, confirmed he will not opt out of his contract. The former World Series-winning skipper will return to the Angels in 2016.

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  • Fired for Farting and 3 Other Terminations That Don't Pass the Smell Test

    Getting fired stinks. Here's what four employees decided to do about it, and what that might mean for you.

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  • New Fall Show Ratings, Part 2: More Winners and Losers

    Sorry to break the news to you, but your fandom only counts for so much when it comes to keeping a television show around. What really matters are these almost arbitrary numbers taken from an incredibly small sample size of people who may or may not accurately relay their viewing habits to a data-driven research corporation that's using a system that is about two decades out of date. Yep, Nielsen ratings. We looked at the first round of numbers from Premiere Week last week, but with more premieres happening since that piece aired and all-important second episodes also airing, it's back to the numbers to extrapolate some sort of trend and whip up some quick takes on what's doing well and what isn't doing well. And you will be surprised to see the names of shows in the "doing just fine" category, I promise you! Let's get to it. (All data taken from the good people at TV By the Numbers. All data is final except for Sunday's, which wasn't available as of press time. ) Note: An asterisk (*) denotes a series in its second week. All others are premieres. THE GOOD Dr. Ken (ABC, Friday at 8:30pm) 6.67 million viewers, 1.4 rating in the 18-to-49 demographic * Quantico (ABC, Sunday at 10pm) 6.94 million, 1.9 rating / premiered with 7.1 million, 1.9 rating * Limitless (CBS, Tuesday at 10pm) 9.73 million, 1.9 rating / premiered with 9.86 million, 1.9 rating * Blindspot (NBC, Monday at 10pm) 9.11 million viewers, 2.6 rating / premiered with 10.61 million, 3.1 rating What a world we live in where Dr. Ken is the biggest success story in Week 2 of the fall season! Yeah those numbers aren't a reason to drop the confetti, but a 1.4 rating was good enough to make Dr. Ken the highest-rated scripted program of the night, losing out only to Shark Tank 's 1.7 but beating everything else, including improving on its Last Man Standing lead-in, The Amazing Race , Hawaii Five-0 , and Blue Bloods . A lot of Friday's programming was repeats, but still, that's an impressive debut for an ABC multi-cam comedy that was absolutely trashed in reviews (a paltry 26 score on Metacritic, and one of TV.com's five worst pilots of the fall). There's no way it holds, though, right? The other big stories of the week come from a pair of shows that held their premiere numbers, something that is increasingly difficult to do and is an early sign of a hit in the making. Quantico and Limitless both repeated their 1.9 performances and only lost a trickle of their total audiences, this coming in the middle of OMG THERE IS SO MUCH TV OUT THERE. Even more impressive? Both shows performed better in the tough-as-balls 10pm hour than their 9pm lead-ins Blood & Oil (1.2) and NCIS: New Orleans (1.7), indicating that viewers are flocking specifically to them instead of out of network loyalty. I expected this from Quantico , but not Limitless . And even though Blindspot dropped half a point, a 2.6 is great and we should see this series steady out at/around a 2.0, something NBC won't complain about. THE DECENT Grandfathered (Fox, Tuesday at 8pm) 5.34 million viewers, 1.5 rating in the 18-to-49 demographic The Grinder (Fox, Tuesday at 8:30pm) 4.98 million, 1.5 rating * Life in Pieces (CBS, Monday at 8:30pm) 8.71 million, 1.9 rating / premiered with 11.28 million, 2.6 rating * Rosewood (Fox, Wednesday at 8pm) 6.23 million, 2.0 rating / premiered with 7.54 million, 2.4 rating Perfectly okay debuts for Fox's new comedy block of older guys you recognize on a night that's dominated by The Voice and NCIS . Anything above a 1.5 would have been too optimistic of a prediction, so I would guess Fox is happy enough with those numbers, especially since it had Utopia stink up the joint with 2.48 million/0.9 last season in the same time slot. This was a no-pressure situation for all involved as all anyone wanted to do was exorcise the demons of that terrible, awful, crummy reality show and the smoldering crater it left in Fox's schedule, wallet, and ego. However, New Girl notched a 1.7 rating on Tuesday last year (at 9pm) with a smaller audience (3 million), so Stamos and Lowe have some work to do. (Though to be fair, New Girl aired a week earlier against less competition and fell to a 1.3 in Week 2.) There was some expected big-time tumbling from Life in Pieces , which had a steep seven-tenths drop from its premiere. But CBS's concern is less on Life in Pieces and more on its lead-in The Big Bang Theory , which went from a 4.5 rating for its premiere to a 3.6 in Week 2. Has the comedy juggernaut lost its luster? If TBBT fails, a lot of CBS's schedule is in trouble. And Rosewood did pretty well in its second week, but some better retention would have landed it in the "good" category. THE BAD Code Black (CBS, Wednesday at 10pm) 8.58 million viewers, 1.5 rating in the 18-to-49 demographic * The Muppets (ABC, Tuesday at 8pm) 5.78 million, 2.0 rating / premiered with 9.01 million, 2.9 rating * Scream Queens (Fox, Tuesday at 8pm) 3.46 million, 1.4 rating / premiered with 4.04 million, 1.7 rating * Heroes Reborn (NBC, Thursday at 8pm) 5.00 million, 1.6 rating / premiered with 6.09 million, 2.0 rating * The Player (NBC, Thursday at 10pm) 4.58 million, 1.0 rating / premiered with 4.68 million, 1.2 rating * Blood & Oil (ABC, Sunday at 9pm) 5.19 million, 1.2 rating / premiered with 6.3 million, 1.4 rating Welcome to the plight of most new shows, where the biggest chunk of shows already land in the "bad" category in the second week of fall television. New medical drama Code Black was positively bland in its debut, beating Nashville (1.1) but losing to Chicago P.D. (1.7) in the 10pm hour on Wednesday. In fact, for the night, the only other show it beat was The Mysteries of Laura , and no one will ever brag about that. Don't expect this to stick around much longer. The Muppets had the biggest drop of any new show, losing almost an entire ratings point and over a third of its audience. Sound the alarm and keep a close eye on this one, another big drop would spell doom. The good news: DVR Live+3 numbers bumped the premiere up to a 3.8 rating! But where did all those people go in Week 2? Scream Queens continued to disappoint with live-viewing but did have one of the biggest bumps for its premiere with Live+3 numbers added (all the way up to a 2.7). And Heroes Reborn had a similar week, losing a fifth of its ratings audience, but also getting the great news that the premiere jumped from a 2.0 to a 3.1 rating with Live+3 data included. But again, where were those people for live-viewing in Week 2? Young kids watch TV on their own time like a bunch of monsters, I guess! The Player and Blood & Oil took another step towards cancellation with small drops. Both are important puzzle pieces for their networks' schedules, so it will be interesting to see how patient ABC and NBC are with them. THE AWFUL * Minority Report (Fox, Monday at 9pm) 2.56 million viewers, 0.9 rating in the 18-to-49 demographic / premiered with 3.10 million, 1.1 rating We have our first fractional rating for a new show, and once again Minority Report is the only "awful" performer here, though cases can be made for The Player and Blood & Oil . How long until Minority Report is axed for Empire repeats or something like Lucifer ? Not soon enough; Minority Report is doing nothing for the network. What do you make of the numbers from Week 2 of the fall season?

  • Dickerson: Red Sox in a 'no-win situation' with Farrell

    The Boston Red Sox' 2015 season may be over, but we learned last week that manager John Farrell would be coming back in 2016 and Torey Lovullo would resume his duties as bench coach.

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  • Danger Involving 5 Million Cars With Keyless Ignition

    Engines are left accidentally running with no automatic shut-off.

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  • Disneyland fans blast annual-pass price hike as 'greedy'

    The Happiest Place on Earth is about to get even more pricey, and customers aren't pleased.

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  • Joe Girardi: C.C. Sabathia came to me looking for help

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