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These Heisman Trophy finalists could make college football history

Saturday 16:22 GMT

Not only have these young men demonstrated outstanding athletic abilities, they also have the chance to make Heisman Trophy history for their respective schools or all of college football.

In the Heisman Trophy's 83-year history, 31 black players have gone on to win the award (including NFL running back Reggie Bush who forfeited the award). Syracuse running back Ernie Davis was the first black player to win the award back in 1961.

Source: BBC

Avocado injuries a thing of the past?

Thursday 21:51 GMT

Now Marks and Spencer is the first supermarket to sell a seedless cocktail avocado - which could help avoid all those pesky avocado-related injuries.

"Avocado hand" is apparently the bane of many middle class kitchens, prompting claims that the fruit should carry warning labels. Leading plastic surgeon Simon Eccles has said he treats about four patients a week at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital for knife wounds caused by cutting into the fruit.

Source: Common Domain

Heisman favorite Mayfield is unconventional NFL prospect

Saturday 10:52 GMT

Baker Mayfield is in many ways the perfect college football player: Good enough to play at an elite level, but because he is not an ideal NFL prospect, he stuck around long enough to lead Oklahoma to three Big 12 championships and two playoff appearances.

Mayfield is the clear favorite to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night and become the first senior to take home the award since Ohio State's Troy Smith in 2006.

Source: Common Domain

Warriors beat Pistons 102-98 to finish unbeaten trip

Saturday 10:52 GMT

Kevin Durant scored 13 of his 36 points in the third quarter, and the Warriors beat the Detroit Pistons 102-98 on Friday night to finish 6-0 on the trip.

It wasn't a perfect road trip for Golden State — not with Stephen Curry going down with an ankle injury — but the Warriors made it through with an unblemished record. Kevin Durant scored 13 of his 36 points in the third quarter, and the Warriors beat the Detroit Pistons 102-98 on Friday night to finish 6-0 on the trip.

Source: Washington Post

Date Lab:?‘I was really nervous that he’d wear a gingham shirt’

Saturday 12:42 GMT

“I wore a purple gingham shirt and black jeans — and I was really nervous that he’d wear a gingham shirt and that our photo would look heinous,” Jordan said.

He wants to date someone who shares his worldview and has a passion for “tikkun olam,” a Hebrew term, “which means repair of the world,” he explained. “The world is a gift to humanity from God, and we all have to pitch in and do our part to make it as best as we can.”

Source: Common Domain

The Best Films of 2017: Cinematic Gold Amid the Dross

Sunday 08:05 GMT

That said, gifted filmmakers continue to make extraordinary films for the big screen, and the very best of them for me this year was Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” with Sally Hawkins as an enraptured lover in a fish story that’s pure fantasy—none of that squishy stuff about being based on a true incident—and pure pleasure, from bubbly start to submerged finish. Denis Villeneuve’s direction enlivens his sequel to the 1982 Ridley Scott classic with verve and heart that couldn’t be predicted from the cool intelligence of his earlier sci-fi feature, “Arrival.”

Source: BBC

In pictures: Royal Society photo award winners

Thursday 12:44 GMT

An aerial photo of an Antarctic ice sheet looking like giant sugar cubes has been revealed as the overall winner of this year's Royal Society Publishing Photography Competition.

The ants live in the curled hollow tendrils of the plant and manage to climb in and out of the pitcher without any difficulties to steal a bit of nectar, as seen here.

Source: CBS News

General Electric slashing 12,000 jobs

Thursday 15:29 GMT

General Electric Co. (GE) will cut 12,000 jobs in its power division as alternative energy supplants demand for coal and other fossil fuels.

Flannery told analysts that was merely the starting point and additional businesses could be divested over the medium term.

Source: The Week

5 great destinations for spectacular ski adventures

Thursday 12:44 GMT

Our lodging was far from luxurious, but as one of the company founders put it, "Luxury here is flying around one of the last wildernesses and skiing powder top to bottom 15 times a day."

Outside Salt Lake City, three resorts — Brighton, Powder Mountain, and Alta Ski Area — evoke "the feeling of a simpler time." Good ol' Alta is one of just three resorts in the U.S. that still forbid snowboarding, and its five '70s-style lodges are all privately owned and promote camaraderie with game rooms and ­community-style dining.

Source: New York Times

Dwight Gooden Puts on a Santa Suit, but the Scene Is Hardly Festive

Thursday 15:29 GMT

In the spirit of the holiday season, he had been summoned to dress like Santa Claus and, as a result, was decked out in a red suit and hat, a curly white wig and beard, and a pair of wire rim glasses.

It was not clear exactly how much Gooden, who won a Cy Young Award for the Mets in 1985, when he was 21, and became a World Series champion the next season, was paid to put on the red suit and pose for a few pictures with the dancers.

Source: Common Domain

Comfort Food Update: Bourbon Meatloaf With Mashed Potatoes

Thursday 15:29 GMT

Mr. Lee’s first Slow Food Fast recipe, a bourbon-infused meatloaf on a bed of mashed potatoes, reveals both his deep respect for American comfort-food classics and his notable talent for making them his own.

The potatoes, meanwhile, are roasted, not boiled, for a deeper flavor, then mashed, skins and all, with butter and cream. Topped with a tangy ketchup and brown-sugar glaze, this meatloaf is a little sweet, quite savory, remarkably juicy and a touch smoky, too, thanks to the bourbon.

Source: Common Domain

In nominating CamelPhat's 'Cola,' did the Grammys embrace a song about spiking someone's drink?

Thursday 12:44 GMT

The chorus to “Cola,” the hit dance track by British house producers CamelPhat and vocalist Elderbrook that last month earned a surprise Grammy nod, is sticky enough to become an ear-worm after a single listen. “She sips a Coca-Cola,” Elderbrook sings in beautiful tenor, “She can't tell the difference yet.”

Driven by a 122 beats-per-minute rhythm influenced by classic Chicago house — Camelphat recently issued another track on the legendary Chicago imprint Relief — the song earned spins in global party center Ibiza over the summer, and hit No. 1 on the Billboard dance charts in September.

Source: Common Domain

Whatever President Trump has done, it can't be obstruction of justice, his lawyer argues

Wednesday 21:55 GMT

As the special counsel investigation inches deeper into the White House, President Trump has repeatedly insisted that he has done nothing wrong, denying any collusion with Russia and decrying the allegations as a “hoax.”

Trump “cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under [Article II of the Constitution] and has every right to express his view of any case," John Dowd, a lawyer for the president, told Axios, a news website.

Source: Global News

John Oliver confronts Dustin Hoffman about sexual harassment allegations

Wednesday 19:09 GMT

On Monday night, John Oliver confronted Dustin Hoffman about the various allegations of sexual harassment that have surfaced against him over the past few weeks.

The discussion turned testy when moderator Oliver brought up ongoing conversations about sexual harassment in the film industry.

Source: BBC

Iraq declares war with IS is over

Sunday 00:34 GMT

If the direct military war with IS is genuinely over, and Iraq's elite forces can now step back after a conflict that's taken a huge toll on them, it doesn't mean the battle against the group's ideology or its ability to stage an insurgency is finished - whether in Iraq and Syria or the wider world.

The collapse of IS has raised fears that its foreign fighters will escape over Syria's borders to carry out more attacks abroad.

Source: Common Domain

Alabama Senate race churns into final hours, still too close to predict

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: ABC News

What Doug Jones' election could mean for the U.S. Senate

Today 10:53 GMT
Source: The Guradian

The defeat of Roy Moore in Alabama is a rare moment to lift the spirits

Today 12:44 GMT
Source: CBS News

How Doug Jones beat Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race

Today 10:53 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump attack on Gillibrand criticized as sexually suggestive and demeaning

Today 10:53 GMT
Source: DW

'Burning a flag is like burning one's own integrity,' says Israeli ambassador to Germany

Today 10:52 GMT
Source: Global News

Donald Trump says sexual misconduct accusations ‘fabricated stories of women who I don’t know’

Today 10:52 GMT
Source: NBC News

Where are the lower prices that Amazon promised at Whole Foods?

Thursday 20:02 GMT
Source: NBC News

Meet the harpist using traditional Indian music and American jazz to 'bridge worlds'

Saturday 13:36 GMT
Source: NBC News

Lauren Conrad on the 5 gifts she's giving this year

Saturday 17:17 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Visa Spent a Year Developing a ‘Signature Sound’

Friday 09:57 GMT
Source: The Week

What makes the human mind so special?

Sunday 10:49 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Deals Help Barnes & Noble Education Make the Grade

Wednesday 19:09 GMT
Source: Fox News

Trump Jr. won't discuss talks with dad about Russia meeting, lawmaker says

Friday 00:37 GMT

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