• Sawyer Sweeten of 'Everybody Loves Raymond' dies at 19

    Sawyer Sweeten, who played one of Ray Romano's twin sons in the CBS comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died. Madylin, and Sawyer's twin brother Sullivan, all played the children in the sitcom's fictional Barone family. In a statement Madylin, who is four years older than Sawyer, said the family…

    Associated Press
    • Angelina Jolie rips world powers on Syria's refugee crisis

      Actress Angelina Jolie pleaded with world powers Friday to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticizing the U.N. Security Council for being paralyzed by its division over Syria's four-year conflict. Jolie briefed the council as special envoy for the U.N. on refugee issues. Jolie spoke…

      Associated Press
      • Diversity Study: Super Bowl ads less gender offensive

        While Super Bowl XLIX commercials were more sensitive and less gender offensive than in past years, women and people of color remain vastly underrepresented among the creative directors who are producing those ads, according to a diversity study released Wednesday. The Institute for Diversity and…

        Associated Press
        • Iran ships 'turn back' from Yemen as fighting rages

          An Iranian naval convoy suspected of carrying weapons for Shiite rebels in Yemen has turned back, US officials said, as Saudi-led warplanes kept up air strikes on anti-government forces. The conflict has sent tensions soaring between Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran, which backs the Huthi…

          • The happiest countries in the world, according to neuroscientists, statisticians, and economists

            An international team of economists, neuroscientists, and statisticians just released their third World Happiness Report, which measures well-being in countries around the world to help guide public policy.

            Business Insider
            • Watch: Filipino dancers in high heels slip to ‘Asia’s Got Talent’ grand finals

              The Golden Buzzer vaulted the group to the grand finals. Junior New System will be joining Gwyneth Dorado, another Filipina, in the grand finals. Viewers can vote for their favorite acts in one of three ways: SMS, Facebook and the “Asia’s Got Talent” mobile app.

              • Pacquiao planning to skip MGM arrival in sign of displeasure

                Manny Pacquiao isn't feeling much love for the hotel where he will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in boxing's richest fight ever. Pacquiao plans to skip a Tuesday ceremony at the MGM Grand marking formal fighter arrivals, an event that has been standard at the hotel for major championship fights.…

                Associated Press
                • Dubai hotels face new challenges as occupancy, rates fall

                  Declines in tourists from Russia and tougher competition from the likes of Egypt and Lebanon led to a decrease in occupancy and rates at Dubai hotels in March. According to STR Global’s preliminary March data for Dubai, strong supply growth of 6.9 percent outstripped demand of 4.5 percent during…

                  • Phelps will likely head to new training facility soon

                    Michael Phelps' long-time coach, Bob Bowman, just accepted the job as head coach of the Arizona State swimming team, Swimming World reports. It's exciting news for the ASU swimmers, considering Bowman is the man who helped prep Phelps for his 22 Olympic-medal-winning performances, including 18…

                    Fourth-Place Medal
                    • Bruce Jenner expected to make transgender history in interview

                      Nearly 40 years after his record-breaking Olympic gold-medal win in the decathlon, Bruce Jenner will likely make history in a different realm on Friday, with an interview in which he is expected to disclose his transition to life as a woman. The 65-year-old Jenner, known to younger generations as…

                      • 13 ways successful people think differently from everyone else

                        If you want to be better at it, you've got to work at it, says Maxwell. Consider scheduling time to think. For example, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner schedules 30- to 90-minute blocks of "nothing" into his calendar for personal time, coaching, and reflection, and Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich sits down at…

                        Business Insider
                        • Cost of Galaxy's battle against iPhone on the rise

                          By Se Young Lee SEOUL, (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics has pulled out all the stops on its new Galaxy smartphones, but their modest prices compared to the latest iPhones throw an uneasy spotlight on the long-term cost of fighting Apple's premium branding. The 64-gigabyte model of the Galaxy S6…

                          • UAE's Bloom launches new Dubai Marina tower project

                            Abu Dhabi-based Bloom Properties has launched its new Stella Maris tower project at Dubai Marina with construction set to start by the end of June. Onsite work is expected to start in the first half of 2015 and will extend through a 30-month period, said Bloom, the property and lifestyle…

                            • United States seeks access to Philippine bases as part of Asia pivot

                              The United States has asked for access to Philippine military bases in eight locations to rotate troops, aircraft, and ships as Washington shifts its forces to Asia and as China expands its military presence in the South China Sea. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, in a speech in Arizona, has…

                              • Honda shows new business jet in Japan

                                Honda, known for making motorcycles and cars, is showing its new sleek business jet in Japan for the first time, billing it as quiet, quick and green. The jet, on show at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Thursday, is the culmination of founder Soichiro Honda's longtime dream to have a plane in Honda Motor…

                                Associated Press
                                • Why is Shraddha Kapoor thanking Lauren Gottlieb?

                                  By Jahnavi Patel, Glamsham Editorial Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor, who will be seen in the upcoming Bollywood film ABCD 2 will be matching steps with the international dancer Lauren Gottlieb, who was also a part of the first film, ABCD. At the trailer launch event of their film, Varun said,…

                                  • The olive oil you're buying is probably a rip off

                                    "Since olive oil became so popular there isn't enough of the good stuff to go around," Neuman said. Extra virgin olive oil is made by crushing olives and extracting the juice and has no additives or other ingredients.

                                    Business Insider