Heavy fog likely on Bryant crash investigators’ radar

Weather conditions appear likely to come under the scrutiny of investigators probing the helicopter crash that killed former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others near Los Angeles on Sunday, when overcast skies and fog grounded other aircraft. Gavino Garay has more.


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‘Watchmen’ likely to end after producer Damon Lindelof passes on more

“Watchmen’s” slightly cryptic ending appears to be the last we’ll see of the HBO series, barring a change of heart by producer Damon Lindelof.


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Clippers coach Doc Rivers said Paul George, who is recovering from offseason shoulder surgeries, will probably make his season debut Thursday at the Pelicans.
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Source: Giants RB Barkley likely out 4-8 weeks

Giants running back Saquon Barkley is expected to miss at least four weeks and possibly up to eight with a high ankle sprain, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
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Bill Cosby — D.A. Election Makes Prosecution More Likely

Voters in a Philadelphia suburb have spoken and made Bill Cosby a bigger target for prosecution. Kevin Steele was just elected District Attorney of Montgomery County, where an investigation has been reopened in connection with claims made by Andrea…

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News in Brief: GOP Warns Refugees Likely To Be Driven To Terrorism By Way America Would Treat Them

CHARLESTON, SC—Declaring that opening the nation’s doors to displaced Syrians posed a major security threat, GOP leaders warned Tuesday that any refugees who resettled in the U.S. would most likely be driven to terrorism by the way America treats them. “We absolutely cannot provide a safe haven to these Syrians due to the very real threat that the abusive and hateful conduct of Americans will push the refugees toward radicalization and recruitment by extremist militant groups,” said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), echoing the sentiments of numerous other presidential candidates and state governors who have argued that Syrian asylum seekers would in all probability embrace a radical jihadist worldview after constantly enduring anti-Muslim hate speech, racial epithets, and threats of violence and persecution by both the American people and government officials. “The moment we let these Syrians in, I promise that our most ruthless and cruel tendencies will …




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Lil Wayne — Alleged Bus Shooter … I’m As Likely to Kill as Drew Brees

The man accused of shooting up Lil Wayne’s tour bus now says the notion he’d try to off Weezy is as absurd as Drew Brees trying to kill rival QB Matt Ryan. Lawyers for Jimmy Winfrey — who’s currently behind bars, awaiting trial for the shooting in April…

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Caitlyn Jenner — Criminal Charges NOT Likely

The L.A. County D.A. now has the Caitlyn Jenner case, and sources connected to the office tell TMZ the initial sentiment is that the collision was a tragic accident but not criminal.  Our sources say the attorneys in the Major Crimes unit which…

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American Voices: Officials: Plane Wreckage Likely MH370

Officials are speculating that an airplane wing discovered off the coast of Reunion Island earlier this week could possibly belong to MH370, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft that disappeared without a trace in March 2014. What do you think?



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9 Things You Need To Know About Dating Someone Going Through A Divorce, Because You’ll Likely Have To Interact With Their Ex At Some Point | Bustle

The older we get, the more inevitable it’s going to be we date people who already have a marriage behind their belt. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, in fact, it proves they were — and therefore likely still are — able to really commit to someone.  Still, there are some things to be wary of, and just like everything else in life, timing is everything; it can play a larger factor when dating someone going through a divorce; even a couple of months can make all the difference in the world. 

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American Voices: Swedish Fathers Likely To Get 3 Months Paid Paternity Leave

The Swedish government has submitted a new proposal to extend paid paternity leave for fathers from two to three months, about equal to the 14 weeks provided to mothers, while the U.S. remains last among OECD member countries in offering government-supported time off for new parents. What do you think?





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Financial Dependence Makes Men (And Women) More Likely To Cheat

Do you depend on your partner for your basic financial needs? That might spell trouble for your relationship, as new research shows that both men and women are more likely to cheat on their partners when they’re financially dependent on them.

“Neither men nor women like being financially dependent on a spouse,” Christin Munsch, a University of Connecticut sociologist and one of the study’s authors, told The Huffington Post. “Financial dependence is destabilizing for relationships.”

More and more women are becoming the sole breadwinners of their families, but the surprising findings suggest that it may come at a cost.

Munsch and her colleagues found that while there’s a 5 percent chance that women who are financially dependent on their husbands will cheat, the likelihood of infidelity jumps to 15 percent when men are financially dependent on their wives.

For the study, published in the June issue of the American Sociological Review, the researchers studied 10 years’ worth of data on 2,750 married people between the ages of 18 and 32. Here’s what they found.

Men often struggle with being financial dependent. The people who were most likely to cheat were men who were 100 percent financially dependent on their partners.

This probably has something to do with stereotypes about masculinity, Munsch suggested.

“There is something about masculinity and cultural norms about breadwinning that make men especially unhappy in these kinds of financial situations,” Munsch said, adding that infidelity may be a way of reasserting threatened masculinity.

Susan Heitler, a Denver-based clinical psychologist and creator of The Power of Two online marriage counseling, agreed that men who contribute less to the household’s income may cheat as a way to establish their personal power outside of the relationship.

“Finding himself in a non-to-low income producing role in a household tends to be a blow to men’s egos,” Heitler told HuffPost in an email.

But breadwinners cheat, too. The findings also shed light on the cheating habits of financial providers.

The greater a woman’s earnings, the less likely she is to cheat. In fact, women who are responsible for 100 percent of the earnings in the marriage are the least likely to have affairs.

But this isn’t the case with men. When men make more than 70 percent of the household income, they again become more likely to cheat. However, as Munsch notes, the chances of men engaging in infidelity when they make significantly more than their wives is “relatively small” compared to the increased likelihood of cheating that occurs when men become financially dependent.

The takeaway? “Marriages are more stable when both partners contribute economically,” Munsch said.

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‘Blurred Lines’ verdict likely to alter music business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A verdict saying Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye's music to create their hit song "Blurred Lines" could ripple across the music industry, potentially changing how artists work and opening the door to new copyright claims. An eight-person jury determined Tuesday that Williams and Thicke copied elements of Gaye's 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up" and ordered the pair to pay nearly $ 7.4 million to the late R&B …
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‘Blurred Lines’ verdict likely to alter music business

Marvin Gaye's daughter, Nona Gaye, left, and his ex-wife, Jan Gaye, take questions from the media outside Los Angeles U.S. District Court, after a jury awarded the singer's children nearly $  7.4 million after determining singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied their father's music to create "Blurred Lines," Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Nona Gaye wept as the verdict was read and was hugged by her attorney. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury's verdict that Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye's music to create their hit song "Blurred Lines" won't just be felt by the singer's pocketbooks — it has the potential to change how musicians work and could open the door to new copyright claims.



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Couples Over 50 Are More Likely To Divorce When The Wife Gets Sick, Study Suggests

Couples vow on their wedding days to love one another in sickness and in health, but apparently, that’s not a promise they always keep. A new study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior has found that when a wife gets sick, marriages are more likely to end in divorce than “till death do us part.”

Researchers at Iowa State University looked at 2,701 couples over the age of 50 from the Health and Retirement Study, conducted between 1992 and 2010. They wanted to see if a diagnosis of cancer, heart problems, lung disease and/or stroke could potentially affect marital outcomes. And it did, but only for women: A wife’s major illness was associated with a 6 percent higher probability of subsequent divorce, while a husband’s illness had no effect on divorce rates whatsoever.

“This work has gotten a lot of pretty strong personal reactions from individuals that I’ve talked to,” Amelia Karraker, lead author of the study and an assistant professor of human development and family studies at Iowa State University, told The Huffington Post. “People have said, ‘This happened to my friend’ or ‘This happened to me — I got breast cancer and then my husband asked for a divorce.'”

Before you get too depressed, there are some caveats. For one, most divorces occur much earlier in life — around age 30 — than the older demographic of the study’s sample, so wives’ illnesses aren’t necessarily huge drivers of divorce in general. In fact, a 2010 study found that, in younger people, only a husband’s illness is a predictor of divorce.

Also, the recent findings don’t tell us why more couples are getting divorced after wives are diagnosed with major illnesses — the study just tells us that this pattern exists. But the job of caregiver often falls to spouses, which can be stressful for couples. Not to mention, studies have shown that women report feeling more pain and depression after a chronic illness diagnosis, which may also put strain on a marriage.

Another factor this study couldn’t nail down was which spouse initiated the split when a wife is ill. While sick husbands are usually pretty satisfied with the caregiving that their wives provide, wives who are ill tend to be less satisfied with their husbands’ caregiving. Previous studies, mostly dealing with younger demographics, have found that women initiate two-thirds of divorces. So it may not be the case that husbands are high-tailing it out of marriages at the first sign of trouble.

“You could also think of a major illness diagnosis as a turning point for some people,” Karraker said. “It may be that some of these women say, ‘I don’t think this is a good marriage; I’m not happy; I want to do something different,’ and this is just the impetus to do that.”

So try not to despair too much at these findings. Yes, this is a statistically significant phenomenon, but it’s no guarantee that this is the fate of all (or even most) women who get sick. The researcher herself has been married for two years, but she’s not too concerned about the findings; When asked if this study has made her anxious about the future of her own marriage, she laughed, paused and said: “No, no it does not.”

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Sony Hack Was Likely An Inside Job, Not North Korea

North Korea wasn’t behind the Sony hacks. Experts believe that it was likely the work of disgruntled ex employees

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One leading cybersecurity firm, Norse Corp., said Monday it has narrowed its list of suspects to a group of six people — including at least one Sony veteran with the necessary technical background to carry out the attack, according to reports.

The investigation of the Sony hacking by the private companies stands in stark contrast to the finding of the FBI, which said Dec. 19 its probe traced the hacking — which ended up foiling the planned wide release of the Hollywood studio’s “The Interview” — to North Korea.

Kurt Stammberger, senior vice president at Norse, said he used Sony’s leaked human-resources documents and cross-referenced the data with communications on hacker chat rooms and its own network of Web sensors to determine it was not North Korea behind the hack.

“When the FBI made this announcement, just a few days after the attack was made public, it raised eyebrows in the community because it’s hard to do that kind of an attribution that quickly — it’s almost unheard of,” Stammberger told Bloomberg News in a telephone interview from San Francisco.

“All the leads that we did turn up that had a Korean connection turned out to be dead ends,” he said.

The FBI and the State Department is sticking with their version of events. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke told reporters, “The United States government has concluded that the North Korean government is responsible for this attack. And we stand by that conclusion.”

North Korea denied involvement in the hacks from the beginning.

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Cat People Way More Likely To Date Dog People Than Vice Versa. Plus Other Fun Facts About Pets And Dating

If you’re single and ready to mingle, run to your local animal shelter. Now.

A survey by Match.com and PetSmart Charities released last month shows that the rumors are true — man’s best friend might also be man’s best wingman. And getting your pet from a shelter doesn’t hurt, either.

According to the survey, 59 percent of respondents would perceive their date as more attractive if they found out he or she had adopted, rather than bought, their pet. What’s more, 25 percent of women have been more attracted to someone because of their pet, and almost half put faith in their dog’s judgement of their dates!

But things get a little touchy when it comes to mixing cat people with dog people. While those who fancy felines are much more open to the idea — 97 percent of cat owners would have a relationship with a “dog person” — just 66 percent of dog owners would be open to being more than friends with a cat person. Ouch.

Here are a few other eye-opening results from the survey:

  • Men are four times more likely to use their pets to attract a potential date.
  • Nearly six out of 10 men think their date’s choice in pets says a lot about their personality.
  • 35 percent of single women have been more attracted to someone because of their pet.

Check out other facts about how pets affect the dating world:

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