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Khloe Kardashian Opens Up About Her Weight Loss

Khloe Kardashian Opens Up About Her Weight Loss

Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Roc Nation(NEW YORK) -- Khloé Kardashian has been working hard to get in shape, and she's seeing results.The reality TV star discussed her transformation on Instagram, as well as how exercise has changed her life."Looking back at pictures of myself I didn't realize at the time how unhealthy my lifestyle actually was. People love to call me the fat one but as weird as it sounds I still don't think I would consider myself fat back then," she wrote. "Definitely overweight and unhealthy, yes. About two years ago I decided to turn to fitness as a form of therapy and as a stress reliever."

Looking back at pictures of myself I didn't realize at the time how unhealthy my lifestyle actually was. People love to call me the fat one but as weird as it sounds I still don't think I would consider myself fat back then. Definitely overweight and unhealthy, yes. About two years ago I decided to turn to fitness as a form of therapy and as a stress reliever. I started slow and eventually I started working out 4 to 5 days a week. We all have to start somewhere and doing something is better than nothing at all. Start small so you don't get discouraged and give up. Remember it is all about consistency. There are no quick fixes if you want long-term results. Working out is a huge part of my life now. I genuinely enjoy sweating out my frustrations and living a healthier life. My workouts are not all about vanity. They are about clarity for my mind and soul. We all have different journeys in life, make sure your journey is for you and you alone. Remember in the end the turtle won the race. Slow and steady. dedication and tenacity. 💋

A photo posted by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on Feb 27, 2015 at 9:55am PST

It wasn't always that way, but now Kardashian, 30, now hits the gym four to five times a week.She encouraged her readers to "start slow" with their own regimens so that they don't get discouraged."Remember it is all about consistency. There are no quick fixes if you want long-term results," she wrote. "Working out is a huge part of my life now. I genuinely enjoy sweating out my frustrations and living a healthier life. My workouts are not all about vanity. They are about clarity for my mind and soul.""We all have different journeys in life, make sure your journey is for you and you alone," she concluded. "Remember in the end the turtle won the race. Slow and steady. Dedication and tenacity."

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Rick Perry and Rick Santorum Bro-Out at CPAC

Rick Perry and Rick Santorum Bro-Out at CPAC

Rick Perry (L): ABC/Matthew Putney Rick Santorum (R): ABC/Ida Mae Astute(WASHINGTON) -- It isn’t something you see every day: Two potential 2016 contenders bro-ing out.But it happened Friday when former Texas Governor Rick Perry and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum unexpectedly hugged it out in the halls at CPAC.“Ricky! Don’t run off!” Perry shouted at Santorum in between interviews. “How are you brother? The only other guy I can call Ricky.”The two men campaigned against each other for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, but on Friday, there was no tension between Perry and Santorum despite the fact they may face off again in the next election.“This is one of the good things that happened from the last campaign,” Santorum said of his friendship with the Texas governor.Perry asked Santorum to pray for his new granddaughter who was born Friday morning, and Santorum’s children waded through the crowd to tell the former governor hello.When they parted ways, Perry said to Santorum, “Love you brother.”While the interaction was surprisingly friendly, there's no telling if that same spirit will find its way to the debate stage if the two run against each other again in 2016.

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Pentagon Not Pushing Timeline for Mosul Offensive

Pentagon Not Pushing Timeline for Mosul Offensive

Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Pentagon spokesperson Rear Adm. John Kirby said at Friday's press briefing that the U.S. was not putting pressure on Iraqi forces to be ready for an offensive against ISIS militants in Mosul.Asked whether a timeline that would lead to a spring offensive in Mosul was realistic, Kirby said that he feels it would be unfair to describe the situation as "the Pentagon or the military...pushing the Iraqis on any specific timeline.""I think the most general that I've been willing to go," Kirby said, "is that we were looking at roughly the spring timeframe. I never pinned it down to a month," he noted."Number two," Kirby added, "we're not pushing or aggressively trying to nudge them towards a faster timeline than they're going to be ready." He also said that the U.S. would "work with them and make sure that they're ready on their timeline.""With the exception of the Iraqis, nobody has a greater stake in the ultimate success of operations inside Iraq, particularly in a place like Mosul, than the Pentagon," Kirby explained.

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Researchers Identify Possible Blood Test for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Researchers Identify Possible Blood Test for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

AlexRaths/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Researchers say a simple blood test could help diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome -- a chronic condition that affects one in four million Americans.According to the study, published in the journal Science Advances, while one in four million have CFS, fewer than 20 percent are diagnosed. Currently, there is no test for chronic fatigue syndrome. Researchers, however, identified markers in the blood that could help confirm a diagnosis more quickly. There is even speculation that those same markers could hold hints toward potential therapeutic targets in the future. The study's leaders hope that they may have determined a potential biological cause for CFS.

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Police Find Kvapil’s Car

Police Find Kvapil’s Car

BananaStock(LOGANVILLE, Ga.) -- Police have discovered Travis Kvapil's No. 44 car one day after it was stolen from a Georgia Hotel parking lot.

The car was discovered near the woods off of Lenora Road, according to Team Xtreme Racing owner John Cohen.

According to police, a man was seen entering the team's trailer that was hauling the car and drove away with it early Friday morning.

The theft of Kvapil's car forced the team to withdraw from Sunday's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

The car appeared undamaged, according to Cohen, however police were unable to find a spare engine and racing equipment that, all totaled, is valued at $175,000.

The team plans to race next weekend at Las Vegas.

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Security Breach Could Impact Up to 50,000 Uber Drivers

Security Breach Could Impact Up to 50,000 Uber Drivers

QUIQUE GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Uber said on Friday evening that a security breach may have affected thousands of the company's drivers, potentially giving hackers access to their names and license numbers.The ride-sharing company says it discovered a possible breach in one of its databases in September 2014. Once the possibility of a breach was discovered, Uber said it changed access protocols for the database and opened an investigation.The company has since determined that a one-time breach led to the unauthorized access to information approximately 50,000 drivers."The files that were accessed contained only the name and driver's license number of some driver partners," the company said. "To date, we have not received any reports of actual misuse of any information as a result of this incident."Still, Uber planned to notify impacted drivers and recommend they monitor their credit cards for fraudulent charges. The company will also provide one year of membership in Experian's ProtectMyID Alert program for affected drivers."Uber takes seriously our responsibility to safeguard personal information," the statement said. "We are sorry for any inconvenience this incident may cause."

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Federal Court Denies Change of Venue Request from Suspected Boston Marathon Bomber

Federal Court Denies Change of Venue Request from Suspected Boston Marathon Bomber

FBI(BOSTON) -- A federal appeals court in Massachusetts on Friday ruled against suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his attorneys, who had been calling for a change of venue in Tsarnaev's trial.A three-judge panel heard arguments from both Tsarnaev's legal team, as well as that of the prosecution, determining by a two-to-one majority to deny the request. Noting that "any high-profile case will receive significant media attention" and thus "it is no surprise that people in general, and especially the well-informed, will be aware of it," the jurors determined that "a jury anywhere in the country will have been exposed to some level of media attention" in this case. Jurors being aware of the case "does not equate to disqualifying prejudice," the judges wrote.Tsarnaev's lawyers had argued that the media's coverage would make it impossible to find a fair jury in Massachusetts. A circuit court judge had already denied the change of venue motion three times.The judges cited numerous high-profile cases, including the prosecution of Zacharias Moussaoui, as well as comparing the bombing to the 1993 and 2001 attacks at New York's World Trade Center, saying each event "received national and international attention."In a dissenting opinion, one judge wrote that while the trial is an opportunity for closure, "rather than convicting Tsarnaev and possibly sentencing him to death based on trial-by-media and raw emotion, we must put our emotions aside and proceed in a rational manner." Specifically, he says, the courts must ensure that Tsarnaev receives a fair trial.Jury selection for Tsarnaev's trial is ongoing. Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev are believed to have been the perpetrators of the April 15, 2013 bombing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The explosions killed three people and injured more than 250.

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American Airlines Flight Delayed Nine Hours by Heavy Snow, Mechanical Problem

American Airlines Flight Delayed Nine Hours by Heavy Snow, Mechanical Problem

william87/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(DALLAS) -- What was supposed to be a nearly one-hour flight turned into a nine-hour ordeal for passengers on board an American Airlines plane delayed for hours because of icy conditions and a mechanical problem.American Airlines flight 382 was scheduled to leave for Oklahoma City from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport at 1:45 p.m. CT Friday, but the plane was grounded until 10:48 p.m. CT."We get on the plane and it's just one thing after another," said passenger Brandon Sullivan.Sullivan told ABC News that the plane sat at the gate for hours waiting for de-icing, which was delayed by heavy snow. After about five hours, a mechanical problem kept the plane grounded, said Sullivan."We get so excited, we get to the end of the runway and then we find out we have a mechanical problem," he said.American Airlines spokesperson Matt Miller apologized for the "frustrating experience," adding that Friday "was a challenging day at DFW due to extreme weather impacting north Texas. The safety of our passengers and employees is always our top priority.”Sullivan said passengers got agitated."People were obviously frustrated and there seemed to be no crew around there for a little bit," he said. "People were going in the liquor fridge, pulling out whatever they wanted to drink. It got a little chaotic there for a little bit."Rachel Charlton, another passenger, called it an "up and down" experience."We were happy one second because we thought we were leaving and then the next second we were just deflated because we were turning back to the gate," she said.When the plane returned to a gate, Miller said the crew had to be replaced because they had worked for eight hours, which made it illegal for them to fly.The flight eventually departed at 10:48 p.m. CT - more than nine hours after some of its passengers initially boarded. It landed in Oklahoma City about a half hour later, according to Flightaware.com.Because the plane was not held on the tarmac, the delays did not violate the three-hour limit set by the Department of Transportation."Ten hours - it feels great to be home," said Sullivan. "It's incredibly stressful day. I don't ever want to do that again."

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Google Reveals Plan for Futuristic New Headquarters

Google Reveals Plan for Futuristic New Headquarters

Google(NEW YORK) -- Google revealed plans on Friday to trade in its nondescript Mountain View, California, headquarters for a proposed new office worthy of a big budget Hollywood science fiction film. The plan, which was created by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels at BIG and Thomas Heatherwick at Heatherwick Studio in London, includes glass canopies to allow light and air into the buildings. The plans for developing the North Bayshore area were submitted today to the Mountain View city council for consideration and were posted online, alongside a nearly ten-minute video detailing the project. Only a futuristic multi-billion dollar company like Google would consider being able to physically move a building -- but it's one of the cornerstones of the project. Under the glass canopies, lightweight block-like structures that comprise rooms can be re-arranged like pieces of furniture, allowing Google to seamlessly adjust to its staffing needs. While the buildings will increase Google's office square footage, the plan is to also open the campus up to the community to create a lively neighborhood feel with retail, restaurants and bicycle paths. "We're really making sure that we make spaces very open and accessible so it's just not for Googlers, but it's for anyone who lives in the area to come by," David Radcliffe of Google said in the video. Mountain View City Councilman Lenny Siegel told ABC News he is concerned about the traffic flow in Mountain View and the housing supply -- two factors he will have to consider as he evaluates Google's plan. "Having wonderful new buildings with lots of well-paid employees sounds great, but it effects our housing supply and transportation," he said. It will likely take more than one year for the proposal to be evaluated and approved and it was unclear how long it would take to make Google's dream office space a reality. One thing is for certain, though: Google has come a long way since it started in a garage.

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Cuba and US a Step Closer to Reopening Embassies

Cuba and US a Step Closer to Reopening Embassies

frankix/iStock/Thinkstock(HAVANA) -- Both sides expressed optimism on Friday that Cuba and the United States will soon resume normal diplomatic relations, with the goal of opening embassies in both countries as early as April. Roberta Jacobson, leading the U.S. delegation, said the embassies could be reopened before the April Summit of the Americas, April 10-11 in Panama. Both Presidents Obama and Raul Castro will be in attendance and it could be their first meeting since the announcement to restore diplomatic ties in December. “I'm very encouraged that we will have an embassy functioning in Havana that is able to do its work,” Jacobson, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, said. Adding, in response to a question: "I do think we can get this done in time for the Summit of the Americas." For the Cubans, two big issues are still on the table: remaining on the U.S. terrorist watch list and issues surrounding their inability to work with U.S. banks at their Interest Section, which results in all transactions being in cash. Josefina Vidal on the Cuban side even emphasized that one issue is not a precondition for the other. Vidal says it would be difficult for Cuba to consider relations completely normalized while it remains designated as a terrorist state. But she considered the opening of embassies and establishing a relationship separate from the steps being taken to establish full normalization. "What we are saying is, It's not a precondition. Not a condition. But is a very important issue for Cuba … we hope is addressed and solved," added Vidal, who's leading the negotiations for Cuba. The United States has taken the first step toward removing Cuba from that list, undertaking a review, which when completed must be submitted to Congress prior to Cuba’s being taken off the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism. The delegations announced a series of bilateral meetings, a half dozen, held over the next few weeks to discuss other concerns, including human rights, marine protected areas, protection of migration front and regulation issues. And the two sides have agreed to maintain “permanent communication” as they move forward. “In our case not compromising on our values but to try and resolve this so we can have the kind of relationship,” Jacobson said. “We made sufficient progress on enough [issues]. Some of them are close to resolution, others we have to take back to our respective leadership.”

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Former Knick Anthony Mason Passes Away

Former Knick Anthony Mason Passes Away

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Former New York Knick Anthony Mason has passed away Saturday, according to ESPN.

Mason, 48, suffered a heart attack and successive congestive heart failure earlier this month. 

Earlier this week, Mason's son suggested that the 6'7" native of Miami, Fl. was showing signs of improvement.

Mason played five seasons with the Knicks and was a key member of the 1994 four team that brought New York to the NBA Finals. As part of the team headlined by Patrick Ewing and John Starks, Mason won the NBA's sixth-man during the 1994-1995 season.

A third round pick in 1988 out of Tennessee State, Mason was selected by the Portland Trailblazers. He would play 13 seasons in the NBA.

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Prince William and Duchess Kate: Does Beijing Know Who They Are?

Prince William and Duchess Kate: Does Beijing Know Who They Are?

ABC News(BEIJING) -- China is getting ready to roll out the royal treatment for the United Kingdom’s Prince William this Sunday, but it looks like not everyone in Beijing knows who the guest of honor is. ABC News’ Bob Woodruff took to the streets of Beijing to see how many people could identify the future king of England and his future queen, Duchess Kate. Turns out about half them could identify the famous royal. Out of 16 people interviewed, just seven recognized the famous Will and Kate. There could be one good reason for the lapse in recognition: British royals haven’t visited the country in nearly 30 years, since Prince Philip and Queen Elizabeth visited.

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Dan Mullen Extended Through 2018 Season

Dan Mullen Extended Through 2018 Season

Football Texture/iStockphoto(NEW YORK) -- Mississippi State extended the contract of head football coach Dan Mullen through the 2018 season.Mullen, who last season led the Bulldogs to their first 10-win season in school history and was named the 2014 Maxwell National Coach of the Year, will make an average of $4.275 million per year.

"It's a privilege to represent our university, our program and our fans here at Mississippi State," Mullen said. "I appreciate (athletic director) Scott Stricklin and our administration who have given us the tools and resources to be successful and develop Bulldog football into a national brand over the last six years."We spent five weeks ranked No. 1 last season for the first time, but we have only scratched this surface on what we can accomplish here. We have created a winning culture both on and off the field and built a program that has sustained success in the nation's toughest conference. I've always said we are going to win a championship here, and I firmly believe that."Before Mullen arrived in Starkville in 2009, Mississippi State had losing records in seven of its previous eight seasons. Since then the program has had five winning seasons.Mullen has a 46-31 record at Mississippi State and has won more bowl games (3) than any other coach in Bulldogs history.

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President Obama Stumps for Retirement Rule in Weekly Address

President Obama Stumps for Retirement Rule in Weekly Address

Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama used his weekly address on Saturday to stump for the IRA/401k rule he ordered the Labor Department to craft, which will require retirement-plan brokers and advisors to act in clients' best interests, with some exceptions.“Middle-class families cannot afford to lose their hard earned savings after a lifetime of work.  They deserve to be treated with fairness and respect.  And that’s what this rule would do,” Obama said.The president also said he that he also anticipates some industry criticism and pledges not to bend in principle.“While we welcome different perspectives and ideas on how to move forward, what I won’t accept is the notion that there’s nothing we can do to make sure that hard-working, responsible Americans who scrimp and save can retire with security and dignity,” he said. Read the full transcript of the president's address:Hi everybody.  In America, we believe that a lifetime of hard work and responsibility should be rewarded with a shot at a secure, dignified retirement.  It’s one of the critical components of middle-class life – and this week, I took new steps to protect it.   Six years after the crisis that shook a lot of people’s faith in a secure retirement, our economy is steadily growing.  Last year was the best year for job growth since the 1990s.  All told, over the past five years, the private sector has added nearly 12 million new jobs.  And since I took office, the stock market has more than doubled, replenishing the 401(k)s of millions of families.  But while we’ve come a long way, we’ve got more work to do to make sure that our recovery reaches more Americans, not just those at the top.  That’s what middle-class economics is all about—the idea that this country does best when everyone gets their fair shot, everybody does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules.   That last part—making sure everyone plays by the same set of rules—is why we passed historic Wall Street Reform and a Credit Card Bill of Rights.   It’s why we created a new consumer watchdog agency.  And it’s why we’re taking new action to protect hardworking families’ retirement security. If you’re working hard and putting away money, you should have the peace of mind that the financial advice you’re getting is sound and that your investments are protected.  But right now, there are no rules of the road.  Many financial advisers put their clients’ interest first – but some financial advisers get backdoor payments and hidden fees in exchange for steering people into bad investments.  All told, bad advice that results from these conflicts of interest costs middle-class and working families about $17 billion every year.   This week, I called on the Department of Labor to change that – to update the rules and require that retirement advisers put the best interests of their clients above their own financial interests.  Middle-class families cannot afford to lose their hard earned savings after a lifetime of work.  They deserve to be treated with fairness and respect.  And that’s what this rule would do. While many financial advisers support these basic safeguards to prevent abuse, I know some special interests will fight this with everything they’ve got.  But while we welcome different perspectives and ideas on how to move forward, what I won’t accept is the notion that there’s nothing we can do to make sure that hard-working, responsible Americans who scrimp and save can retire with security and dignity. We’re going to keep pushing for this rule, because it’s the right thing to do for our workers and for our country.  The strength of our economy rests on whether hard-working families can not only share in America’s success, but can also contribute to America’s success.  And that’s what I will never stop fighting for – an economy where everyone who works hard has the chance to get ahead. Thanks, and have a great weekend.

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GOP Weekly Address: Obama Should Back College Savings Plan

GOP Weekly Address: Obama Should Back College Savings Plan

US Congress(WASHINGTON) -- In this week's Republican Address, Rep. Jim Renacci of Ohio called on President Obama to back a bipartisan savings plan passed by the House this week. Renacci says that to adapt to the times, 529 college saving plans should be clarified to include computers as qualified expenses and remove unnecessary paperwork burdens for the administrators of these plans.“We talk all the time about rewarding people who work hard and play by the rules – well, that’s what 529 plans are,” Renacci said. “They empower families to set up accounts for their children – right from when they’re born – and then down the line they can use that money – tax-free – on books, fees, tuition, and room-and-board.”Renacci argues the president should follow actions taken by the House this week that would modify 529 plans. Read the full transcript of the Republican address:Good morning, I’m Jim Renacci, and I have the honor of representing the good people of Ohio’s 16th Congressional District.This week, the House of Representatives passed a good, bipartisan bill that could help many middle-class families.  I’d like to take a moment to tell you about it. First, a story.  Like many of you, I was the first in my family to go to college.  Ours was a working class union family so I had to pay my own way through school.  To do that, I worked any number of jobs: truck driver, mechanic, a road crew, you name it.As an accountant, I’ve seen countless parents struggle with putting away money for their kids’ tuition.  You know how it is: you want to make sure they have it better than you do. But at a time when the cost of just about everything is going up and incomes are barely moving, that job’s only gotten harder.So last month, when President Obama proposed taxing 529 plans, people were understandably outraged. Why would we make saving for college even harder?  We talk all the time about rewarding people who work hard and play by the rules – well, that’s what 529 plans are.   They empower families to set up accounts for their children – right from when they’re born – and then down the line they can use that money – tax-free – on books, fees, tuition, and room-and-board.All told, there are nearly 12 million of these accounts open in all 50 states.  That’s up from 1 million accounts in 2001.  Why would we stop that growth?  So the government can take even more of the money we’ve worked so hard to put away? Thankfully, after a public outcry, the president was forced to drop the idea.But we can do more. With all the challenges middle-class families are facing right now, we need to make it easier – not harder – to save.That’s why the House acted this week to expand and modernize 529 plans.Our plan will do a few simple things.First, to adapt to the times, we clarify that computers are qualified expenses under 529 accounts.Second, we remove unnecessary paperwork burdens for the administrators of these plans.And third, we allow families to re-deposit refunds from colleges without taxes or penalties.  This might be useful if something happens and a student has to withdraw early for an illness.  It’s just good peace of mind to have.I’m pleased to report that the bill passed with more than 400 votes.  Now we just need President Obama to help us get this done. Together, let’s make sure that 529 plans will be there for middle-class families for years to come.Because we all know that a good education leads to greater opportunity and a stronger economy.  So let’s take this step to make college more affordable and easier to plan.Thank you for giving me a few minutes of your time.

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Florida Reinstates F Dorian Finney-Smith

Florida Reinstates F Dorian Finney-Smith

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(GAINESVILLE, Fla.) -- Florida Gators head coach Billy Donovan reinstated junior forward Dorian Finney-Smith on Friday.Finney-Smith was suspended for the past three games due to an unspecified violation of team rules. "He served his penalty," Donovan said. "He did all the things we asked him to do and expected him to do."The 6-foot-8 Finney-Smith is the team's leading rebounder (5.8 per game) and second-leading scorer (12.9 per game).Finney-Smith will be on the floor for the Gators (13-15, 6-9 Southeastern Conference) Saturday when Donovan tries to win his 500th career game versus Tennessee.

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Rose has Knee Surgery, Should Miss 4-6 Weeks

Rose has Knee Surgery, Should Miss 4-6 Weeks

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose had successful knee surgery and should be able to return to the team in four to six weeks, Bulls general manager Gar Forman said Friday.The 24-year-old Rose has had surgeries on both of his knees in the past couple years. Those surgeries caused Rose to miss most of the past two seasons, but this one shouldn't keep the former MVP off the court as long."There's the old saying that surgery's minor as long as it's on somebody else," Forman said. "But in this case, in comparison to what Derrick's had to go through the last several years, this surgery really was minor."Rose tore his medial meniscus in his right knee for the second time in 15 months. The previous time Rose had surgery he missed most of the 2013-14 season. This time should prove to be less serious as Rose was able to walk out of the hospital after the surgery.Rose could also begin working out at the team's practice facility as soon as Saturday, according to Forman.Rose has played in 46 games this season and is averaging 18.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and five assists per game.

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Blackhawks Acquire Timonen from Flyers

Blackhawks Acquire Timonen from Flyers

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Chicago Blackhawks traded a second-round draft pick in 2015 and a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2016 to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Kimmo Timonen."We've been working on this one for a while," Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman. "He was a defenseman we really wanted. Setting aside the fact he hasn't played, once we get him up to speed, he's a great player. He's been an elite defenseman for a lot of years."We looked around at the other guys. When we get him back on his game, he's a great defenseman, low risk, high reward."The 39-year-old Timonen has not played this season due to blood clots in his lower right leg and both of his lungs, but on Thursday Timonen skated with the Flyers and said he's ready to play.Timonen ranks third among active defenseman with 571 career points over 15 NHL seasons.Timonen has declared he will retire at the end of the season.

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Lupita Nyong’o’s Pearl Oscars Dress Found After Being Stolen

Lupita Nyong’o’s Pearl Oscars Dress Found After Being Stolen

ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) -- The pearl dress that Lupita Nyong'o wore to the Oscars was found in a bathroom two days after it was stolen from her hotel room in West Hollywood, police say. The West Hollywood Sherriff’s Department received a call Friday afternoon from a “media source saying they received an anonymous call that the dress was in a restroom in the second floor of the London Hotel” where the actress was staying, Lt. Michael White said. “Hotel staff searched and found the dress in a bag hidden behind a counter in the bathroom. We believe this is the dress stolen from the hotel.” There are no suspects, he said, although officials are reviewing surveillance video. A few smaller pearls appear to have fallen off the dress, but it seems to be intact, White added. “We will maintain custody of the dress until a rep from the company or the victim comes to claim it,” he said. “We have lots of interesting things that happen in West Hollywood, we gave it the same attention we give any other case. It’s just another day in West Hollywood.” The bathroom, which is being renovated, is accessible by both staff and visitors. The actress's Calvin Klein Collection gown, made of more than 6,000 pearls and valued at $150,000, was stolen from her room at the London Hotel in West Hollywood Wednesday while she was out. "This is a terribly unfortunate situation, and we are working with law enforcement on their investigation," a hotel representative previously told ABC News. Nyong'o, 31, won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar last year and presented at this year's awards, wearing the custom dress that was designed for her by Francisco Costa. Nyong'o's publicist declined to comment, while a rep for Calvin Klein has not yet responded to requests for comment.

 

All in the details. #Oscars #calvinkleinlive

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6,000 pearls, 1 dress. Actress @lupitanyongo in custom Calvin Klein Collection, as featured by @voguemagazine. #calvinkleinlive #Oscars

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Boris Nemtsov, Vocal Critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Shot Dead in Moscow

Boris Nemtsov, Vocal Critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Shot Dead in Moscow

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(MOSCOW) -- Boris Nemtsov, one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most vocal and visible opponents was shot and killed near Moscow’s Red Square Friday, a member of his political party told ABC News. Nemtsov, a prominent opposition leader, was shot multiple times in the back as he walked by a bridge near the Kremlin late Friday night, according to Russia’s Investigative Committee. Russian news reports said that Nemtsov was walking with a female companion when a white car pulled up and fired on him before fleeing the scene. Unidentified killers fired "at least seven or eight shots" at Nemtsov when the politician was walking on Bolshoy Kammeny Bridge in central Moscow, Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said. "Witnesses to the killing are being questioned, and the crime scene is being carefully examined," Markin said. Nemtsov was a former deputy prime minister under Putin during the 1990s, but fell out with the Russian president and formed Russia's People’s Freedom Party. The reason for the attack remains a mystery. A Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said President Putin was aware of the news and called it a provocation. "Putin noted that this cruel murder has every sign of being a contract one which has solely provocative nature," Peskov said, according to the Interfax news agency. "The president has ordered the leadership of the Investigative Committee, the Interior Ministry and the Federal Security Service to form an investigative group and keep the investigation of this crime under personal control," Peskov said. "The Russian president expresses deep condolences to relatives and friends of Boris Nemtsov, who died tragically," Peskov added. The former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul tweeted: “I cannot believe that they have killed my friend, Boris Nemtsov." Nemtsov’s death comes just days before he was expected to take part in a large anti-Putin protest planned on Sunday. Nemtsov was one of the organizers of large street protests against President Putin in recent years, always marching at the front of the crowd and addressing them from the stage. He was the author of several reports on corruption in Russia, including attempts to estimate President Putin’s wealth and the amount of money stolen during preparations for last year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi. “I was born in Russia and will die in this country,” he told ABC News’ Brian Ross in December 2013 when asked if he was afraid of being targeted for his opposition to President Putin. “Everybody who against him must be very careful,” he said. Asked what motivated him, Nemtsov replied: “I think that we must replace him because he did everything against an interest of my country; corruption, dependence on oil and gas, absence of technology, monopolization. He doesn't want to invest money to middle class. He forgets about health care and the population.” “Russian authorities should thoroughly and impartially investigate Nemtsov’s killing,” said Tanya Cooper, Russia researcher at Human Rights Watch. “The authorities need to consider all possible motivations for his killing, including Nemtsov’s political activity.” In an interview published on Friday, Nemtsov told the Financial Times he believed U.S. sanctions on Russia were beginning to have an effect on Putin’s popularity. Stagnant wages and soaring inflation topped the agenda when he met with residents of Yaroslavl, a town northeast of Moscow, last week. “They believed that the embargo on imported foods is America’s fault, and they were surprised when I told them no, that was not Obama, it was Putin," Nemtsov told the Financial Times. "This is what we need to make people aware of the crisis. Putin’s rating will not stay at above 80 per cent forever. It will start coming down, very gradually. And once it does, the fear will diminish, too, and at some point some big business will start supporting and financing us.”

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