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Kobe Bryant announces retirement, says this will be his final season in the NBA



After weeks of struggling to make a comeback from two seasons of injury-riddled disappointment, on Sunday, five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant announced that this will be his last season.

“You gave a six-year-old boy his Laker dream and I’ll always love you for it,” wrote Bryant in a message on the Player’s Tribune. “But I can’t love you obsessively for much longer. This season is all I have left to give.”

Bryant is currently playing in his 20th…

Monster brussels sprouts are every sprout hater’s worst nightmare



LONDON — Love ‘em or hate ‘em, brussels sprouts are a firm fixture of British Christmas fare. This year, the highly controversial brassica has been super sized, and it’s all thanks to the mild weather we’ve been enjoying.

UK supermarket Morrisons says they’ll be welcoming “monster” sprouts, which are larger than golf balls, this week.

The oversized sprouts measure approximately 40 mm wide and 45 mm long (1.6 inches and 1.8 inches) and weigh 35g each.

Fresh Whole Brussels Sprouts

Super-size me: the brussels sprout just…

France bans visiting fans from soccer matches until mid-December



UPDATED (1:50 PM PST): Added photos from Bruges-Napoli empty stadium Europa League match

Visiting fans will be banned from all soccer matches played in France through mid-December due to a lack of police forces stemming from the country’s ongoing state of emergency, the French Ministry of the Interior announced Thursday

A similar measure was put in place for French League matches held the weekend after the Paris…

How one Mumbai cafe survived the 26/11 terrorist attacks 7 years ago



The historic Leopold Cafe in south Mumbai’s Colaba area has been one of the city’s most iconic restaurants, both for travellers as well as locals. It was also one of the first sites to be targeted during the city-wide terrorist strikes on 26 November, 2008, which predated the recent Paris attacks by seven years.

The cafe was attacked with gunfire and grenades during its peak hours between 9.30 and…

Don’t even think about fixing the Microsoft Surface Book on your own



Microsoft Surface Book is one of the more interesting and innovative pieces of hardware to come out of the Redmond technology giant in at least a decade. It’s also, apparently, one of the least repairable devices you can buy.

The teardown masters at iFixit got their hands on the coveted Windows 10 portable and did what they always do, tore it apart in an effort to measure repairability. In the process, they…

Twitter Unveils New Reports For Businesses To Track Whether Their Ads Worked


Twitter Unveils New Reports For Businesses To Track Whether Their Ads Worked


This church’s bells rang for 24 hours straight and drove people mad



LONDON — The end of the world was scheduled for earlier this month, but it might be coming this week instead, if a church in south London is anything to go by.

The St. George the Martyr church on Borough High Street rang its bells nonstop for well over 24 hours, perplexing and irritating locals in equal measure.

Staff at the church became “hysterical” while passersby are scratched their heads and offered up theories.

Was it…

Congress narrowly avoids government shutdown, funds Planned Parenthood



The U.S. Government remains open for business — for the time being.

Just hours before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress approved a stopgap spending bill Wednesday to keep the federal government open — but with no assurance there won’t be yet another shutdown showdown in December.

Democrats helped beleaguered House Republican leaders pass the measure by 277-151 — a lopsided vote shrouding deep…

House passes one-year ban on Planned Parenthood funding



A divided House voted Friday to block Planned Parenthood’s federal funds for a year, as Republican leaders labored to keep GOP outrage over abortion from spiraling into an impasse with President Barack Obama that could shut down the government.

The House used a nearly party-line 241-187 vote to clear the legislation, which stands little chance of enactment. Senate Democrats have enough votes to block it, and for good measure the White House has promised a veto.

See also: The fight over…