James Franco Denies Sexual Misconduct Claims, Saying They’re ‘Not Accurate’

James Franco addressed the sexual misconduct claims circulating about him on social media Tuesday night, telling late-night host Stephen Colbert that “the things I heard on Twitter are not accurate.” Colbert had mentioned the criticisms raised Sunday by actress Ally Sheedy in a series of since-deleted tweets — claims that were then followed by separate […]

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Once-a-week pill for HIV shows promise in animals

Human trials of a once-a-week oral pill for HIV could start, after successful tests in pigs, claim US scientists. The slow-release tablet could free patients from having to take daily medication, they say. It looks like a normal capsule, but on reaching the stomach its coating dissolves and a special structure packed inside unfolds. This […]

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Experts warn against romaine after E. coli outbreak in US and Canada

Following a news release from the Centers for Disease Control, which reported on an outbreak of 17 cases of E. coli infections across 13 U.S. states between Nov. 15 and Dec. 8, the food safety experts at Consumer Reports are recommending people refrain from eating romaine lettuce until the source of the bacteria is identified.   […]

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Utah residents panic over hepatitis A outbreak from 7-Eleven, hundreds feared impacted

Salt Lake County health leaders say many people are coming forward after they issued an alert about a Hepatitis A outbreak at a 7-11 in West Jordan. Since 8 a.m. Monday morning, the Salt Lake County health department has been answering calls from people who are worried about the outbreak that occurred at the 7-11 […]

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Lewis Hamilton slammed for shaming nephew over princess dress

Fans aren’t pleased with Lewis Hamilton after he appears to have criticized his nephew for wearing a princess dress. In a since-deleted Snapchat video, the Formula One driver called out the young boy for not following gender norms. “I’m so sad right now. Look at my nephew,” Hamilton, 32, said. “Why are you wearing a princess dress? […]

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This ‘smart mirror’ will tell you everything that’s wrong with your face

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the fairest complexion of them all? The HiMirror “smart mirror” tablet, launched this week at the CES tech show in Las Vegas, can tell you — after all, it was designed to critique your face. The gizmo, which comes with a built-in camera, analyzes your face for flaws, including […]

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Cold snap exposes cracks in upkeep of timeworn schools

The recent spell of cold weather exposed the poor state of school buildings in many big-city districts, including Baltimore, where the failure of heating systems closed dozens of institutions after children were left shivering in frigid classrooms. Schools were challenged in other cities affected by the cold snap, including Philadelphia and Bridgeport , Connecticut’s largest […]

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DeVos May Make It Harder for Students to Prove They Were Defrauded

The Department of Education appears poised to pitch new rules that student loan advocacy groups say would make it significantly more difficult for students defrauded by for-profit colleges to prove their plight and qualify for federal student loan debt relief. Proposal drafts obtained by Politico and BuzzFeed News show how Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos […]

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Parody cryptocurrency just broke $2 billion for its market cap

A cryptocurrency that was created as a parody and named after an internet meme now has a market value of more than $2 billion. Dogecoin crossed the $2 billion barrier on Sunday, around two weeks after it first touched the $1 billion level on Christmas day. The digital currency traded as high as $0.018773, putting […]

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