The Note
Aug 27, 2014 10:57pm

Russian Incursion in Ukraine ‘Likely Underway,’ US Says

The United States is concerned that a Russian-directed counteroffensive is “likely underway” in Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Wednesday, citing Russian troops and equipment pushing into Ukraine, shelling in residential towns near the border and heavy fighting near… Read More »

The Note
Aug 27, 2014 7:19pm

New Florida Rep, 23, Goes From Parents’ House to State House

Boomerang kids, take heart: One of your own is making a splash in Florida politics. Jennifer Sullivan, 23, still lives at home with her parents and is just about halfway through college. But the woman who admits she still quibbles with her siblings about who’s… Read More »

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Made in America
Aug 27, 2014 5:36pm

US Companies Take Fight Against Counterfeiters in Own Hands

At the International Property Rights Center in Washington D.C., director Lev Kubiak said selling counterfeit items was a “very, very lucrative business.” “I think most Americans have no idea” just how much of what they’re buying is actually fake, Kubiak said. Related: Can you spot… Read More »

The Note
Aug 27, 2014 4:18pm

Immigration Judge Calls Courts ‘Alternate Legal Universe’

It’s an “alternate legal universe.” No bailiffs, no court reporters, no Miranda rights, no witnesses — and it’s happening everyday on American soil. Immigration courts so full there are more than 375,000 cases pending on the dockets of only 227 judges. Obama Announces Unilateral Action… Read More »

Aug 27, 2014 4:11pm

Check Out This Hilarious Madden 15 Glitch

Since when are football players supposed to be acrobats? An apparent glitch has turned the new Madden NFL 15 game into a football circus — sending a player flying into the air before he crash lands onto the virtual turf. Madden NFL 15 was released… Read More »

Aug 27, 2014 3:44pm

Lauren Conrad Designed Her Bridesmaids’ Dresses Herself

Lauren Conrad is in full prep mode for her upcoming wedding day, and that includes designing the dresses that her bridesmaids will wear. “The Hills” alum recently launched her own line of bridesmaids dresses. Her Paper Crown clothing line sells 12 different styles, which Conrad… Read More »

Aug 27, 2014 2:30pm

See Reese Witherspoon’s Inspiring Message to Boy With Cancer

Reese Witherspoon transformed into “Pink Lady” Elle Woods from her hit movie “Legally Blonde” to send a hopeful message to a four-year-old boy battling cancer. The Oscar-winning actress sent the message to four-year-old Will after learning that he was a big fan of “Legally Blonde.”… Read More »

The Note
Aug 27, 2014 2:07pm

US Economy Growing Slower Than White House Predicted

The U.S. economy has grown just 1.5 percent in the 2014 fiscal year – far slower than White House projections – while more than $500 billion of deficit spending was added to the national debt, according to new projections released today by the non-partisan Congressional Budget… Read More »

Aug 27, 2014 1:05pm

Charlize Theron on the Benefits of Getting Older

Charlize Theron thinks women get better with age. “It’s ironic that we’ve built the beauty world around 20-year-olds, when they have no f****** concept about wisdom, what life is about, having a few relationships below [their] belt and feeling hardships, to grow into [their] skin… Read More »

The Note
Aug 27, 2014 12:01pm

Ebola Outbreak Becomes Issue in Arkansas Senate Race

An unexpected issue popped up in the Arkansas Senate race this week — Ebola. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., released an ad titled “Emergency Response,” highlighting the recent Ebola outbreak, saying his opponent Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., voted against funding for medical disaster aid. The Arkansas… Read More »