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Tim McGraw rep: He swatted fan to save his pants

Tim McGraw "instinctively swatted" at a fan who refused to let go of his leg during the finale of an Atlanta concert last week, a rep said.

U.S. business publication, Forbes, sold to Asian investors

Forbes, the iconic U.S. business publication that follows the rich and powerful, is being sold to a group of Asian investors.

Firefighter obesity a big problem

The need for firefighters to be fit seems obvious: A fire ax weighs around 20 pounds and an oxygen tank can be up to 50.

Israel launches ground operation into Gaza

  The Israeli military launched a ground operation into Gaza late Thursday, the government said.

Cold beer battle heats up in Indiana

There's a battle brewing over cold beer in Indiana. The law allows only liquor stores to sell cold beer "to go" in the Hoosier state.

Bill Gates is gone. Microsoft is now officially Satya Nadella's

In case there was any doubt, the Satya Nadella era has arrived at Microsoft. Nadella announced Thursday that Microsoft will cut 18,000 jobs within the next year, part of his push to slim down the company and narrow its focus.

MTV Video Music Awards: Who leads the nominees?

The MTV Video Music Awards nominations are out, and 2014's show is set to be all about Beyonce.

Your new Thor is a she

Thor is now a woman.

Manuel Noriega sues over 'Call of Duty' video game

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has a message for the publishers of a popular video game that features a mission to capture him: You owe me money.

Weird Al's best song ever?

Alfred Matthew Yankovic has come a long way from the teen chopping up '70s disco hits for the Dr. Demento radio comedy hour.