• 'Everybody Loves Raymond' Star Sawyer Sweeten Dies of Suspected Suicide

    Everybody Loves Raymond star Sawyer Sweeten has died by suspected suicide, his manager Dino May confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. Sweeten starred in Everybody Loves Raymond from 1996 to 2005, playing Geoffrey Barone. The CBS series starred Ray Romano as their onscreen father.

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  • This mega McDonald's bill came to $890

    Spending $10 at McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) will buy a fast food feast. That is how much Moshe Tamssot's bill came to after he tested out the limits of McDonald's new customizable sandwich platform called Create Your Taste. The 3.8 pound burger, piled high with dozens of toppings, including multiple types of cheese and condiments, takes the meaning of loaded to a new level.

    CNBC
  • Wrong man jailed for Milat crime

    An unknown early victim of Ivan Milat - believed to be his first - has been uncovered more than half a century after the wrong man went to jail for the crime. An extensive joint investigation between The Weekend West and Channel Seven's Sunday Night has unearthed the truth behind the brutal attack, which occurred years before the backpacker murders. Police had no idea at the time that Milat was responsible.

    The West Australian
  • Greek crisis talks as Tsipras, Merkel meet

    Just one day ahead of a crucial meeting of euro zone finance ministers, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss Greece's ongoing solvency crisis. The conversation - which was on the sidelines of a European Union (EU) summit to discuss the region's migrant crisis -- came ahead of Friday's crucial Eurogroup meeting of euro zone finance ministers, where Greece's progress in its reform pledges will be top of the agenda. Greece's leftwing government is reluctant to impose reforms that entail more austerity, but the organizations overseeing the country's bailouts -- the International Monetary Fund (IMF), European Central Bank (ECB) and European Commission -- have refused to release a last tranche of aid until concrete reforms are in place.

    CNBC
  • Justice Department sues Quicken over mortgage underwriting

    The Justice Department is suing Quicken Loans, saying the lender approved hundreds of mortgage loans that didn't meet federal standards, leaving the government stuck with the bill when borrowers defaulted. The U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday that between September 2007 and December 2011, Quicken approved, underwrote, and certified the insurance of hundreds of mortgages that didn't meet federal guidelines. It said Quicken encouraged its employees to disregard Federal Housing Administration rules and say that mortgages met the guidelines when they did not.

    Associated Press
  • Boot body case: Woman caught up in double life

    Daniela D'Addario, 35, and Canberra man Josaia Vosikata, 27, were reported missing on Monday. Close friend Chris Reid told Fairfax Media that Ms D'Addario had been dating Mr Vosikata on and off the past few months before she found out he had a wife and children in Fiji.

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  • Why Two of the Cleveland Kidnapping Survivors Don't Speak with Third Victim

    Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus were abducted by Ariel Castro between 2002 and 2004. "We're two different people," Berry, who hasn't spoken to Knight, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview.

    People
  • Elle Macpherson carries around a urine tester kit

    Elle Macpherson carries around a pH balance urine tester kit wherever she goes. Elle said: "(The most surprising thing in my handbag is) a pH balance urine tester kit to check that I'm in an alkaline state. Having been labeled 'The Body' since the 1980s, Elle has had to make sure her physique is in peak condition at all times, and the 'Britain's Next Top Model' host puts her figure down to "variation" and "consistency".

    Bang Showbiz
  • Angry Jalandhar mom beats up school staff. The reason will shock you!

    In an incident that has shocked the teachers' community in Jalandhar, a mother whose daughter had been stopped from carrying mobile phone to school, allegedly beat up the institution's director. According to a Hindustan Times report, Taranjit Kaur Hundal, barged into the office of Mayor World School director Jyoti Nagrani and closed the door from inside. The police have lodged an FIR against Taranjit Kaur under sections 451 (house trespass in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment) and 452 (house trespass after preparation to hurt, assault or wrongful restraint).

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  • Lively’s awkward Obama encounter

    Actor Ryan Reynolds scored a comical voicemail from US President Barack Obama following his wife’s embarrassing encounter with the world leader. Reynolds and wife Blake Lively were invited to a small dinner with the US politician and was excited about meeting him, but their conversation did not go well. Lively recounted the awkward moment during a chat with Seth Meyers and says she just froze when she got her chance to meet with the president.

    The West Australian
  • Soa 'the Hulk' in battle of the giants

    Both men stand 193cm tall, both men cut weight to make the UFC's 120kg heavyweight limit, and this morning, thewest.com.au can reveal they will go toe-to-toe at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro on August 1. The 37-year-old has compiled a 3-1 record since returning to the UFC in 2013, using his trademark ground and pound in each of his three knockout victories. A mountain of a man, Silva fought for the UFC heavyweight title two years ago, losing in the first round to reigning champion Cain Velasquez.

    The West Australian
  • Toddler gets pulled over by police

    Officer Bill Mayo pulled over Jaxon Arbuckle, 2, at his mother’s request. Photo: Ashley Crawford/FacebookFor most parents, watching their child get pulled over is a nightmare.But when Ashley Crawford saw the flashing lights of a police car behind her

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  • Selfie sparks hijacking fear on flight

    What started as a request for a selfie on board an Air India flight from Dubai to Hyderabad, India ended up sparking hijacking fears. Yousuf Sharif, 35, was travelling in the business class cabin when her asked the air hostess if he could take a selfie with the pilot or even with her. When the air hostess rejected his request and started walking away, Yousuf told her that he would hijack the flight and she immediately alerted the pilot.

    Total Travel
  • Meet Rory McIlroy's stunning new flame Erica Stoll

    Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki appear to have well and truly moved on from their very public break-up last year. McIlroy has been courting the stunning Erica Stoll, while Wozniacki has been spotted with NFL star JJ Watt. Danish tennis starlet Wozniacki was seen with Watt at a college basketball game recently, then on vacation on Fisher Island, south of Miami.

    7Sport
  • Nudes galore at Tracey Emin, Schiele show in Vienna

    An exhibition teaming works by British artist Tracey Emin -- many of them new -- and Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele, who died aged 28 in 1918, opened in Vienna on Friday. The show at the city's Leopold Museum incorporates around 50 of Emin's often highly sexualised works alongside around 15 similar, if tamer, drawings and poems by Schiele. Emin, 51 -- best known for her "My Bed" work shown at the Tate Gallery in 1999 -- said the aim of the exhibition was to liberate both her work and that of the Austrian artist, a contemporary of Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka.

    AFP
  • Woman misdiagnosed with cerebral palsy for 33 years

    Jean Abbott was misdiagnosed with cerebral palsy at age four. Jean Abbott spent decades battling cerebral palsy, only to discover she had been misdiagnosed. For more than 30 years, Jean Abbott was unable to control her limbs.

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  • What really happened when this plane nosedived 20,000 feet for an emergency landing?

    Passengers aboard a SkyWest Airlines flight got the scare of their lives when the plane took a sudden eight-minute nosedive. According to Marissa Snow, spokeswoman for SkyWest, the pilot made the rapid descent “out of an abundance of caution.” But this choice left passengers scared and holding on for dear life. After the descent, the Chicago-to-Harford flight made an emergency landing in Buffalo.

    Total Travel
  • Strong earthquake rocks New Zealand

    A strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand on Friday, seismologists said, panicking shoppers and residents but causing no major damage. The quake hit at 3:36 pm (0336 GMT) with its epicentre about 66 kilometres (41 miles) from the South Island town of Kaikoura at a depth of 55 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said. Kaikoura District Council chief executive Stuart Grant told TVNZ the quake felt like two tremors in quick succession, describing the second as a "big jolt".

    AFP
  • Asian stocks mostly down despite Wall St record

    Shanghai and Tokyo shares were hit by profit-taking Friday but most other Asian markets rose after a positive US lead as the Nasdaq broke a 15-year-old record high. The euro advanced ahead of a eurozone meeting on Greece's debt crisis, while oil prices

    AFP
  • 'Top Gear' host James May says won't return without Clarkson

    LONDON (Reuters) - "Top Gear" host James May said Thursday he would not return to the top-rated motoring show without co-host Jeremy Clarkson, who was sacked by the BBC last month for attacking a colleague. You can't just put a surrogate Jeremy in and expect it to carry on. Earlier in the day, the BBC said on its website that "Top Gear" producer Andy Wilman "has quit the BBC show in the wake of Jeremy Clarkson's departure".

    Reuters