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Today in History for January 27th
Today in History for January 27thSubscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Highlights of Today in History: Soviet troops liberate Auschwitz and Birkenau; Peace accords signed ending US military...From:Associat…
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Raw: Pilot Uses Full-plane Parachute in Crash
Raw: Pilot Uses Full-plane Parachute in CrashA pilot en route to Hawaii crashed his single-engine plane into the Pacific Ocean Monday and escaped safely thanks to the use of a full-plane parachute. US Coast Guard video captures the dramatic.…
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Securing the Super Bowl From the Air and Ground
Securing the Super Bowl From the Air and GroundU.S. Customs and Border Protection is set to play a key role in security at the upcoming Super Bowl in Arizona, providing high-tech X-ray, radiation detection equipment and securing the skies...…
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Patriots Owner Defends Team, Wants Apology
Patriots Owner Defends Team, Wants ApologyNew England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using under-inflated footballs in the...Fr…
- 4 hours ago Jan 27 15, 3:11am -
Brad Pitt Blows Through Sundance
Brad Pitt Blows Through SundanceBrad Pitt wore his producer hat for a quick trip to the Sundance Film Festival. He attended the premiere of "True Story," starring James Franco and Jonah Hill, and based on a reporter's memoir...From:Asso…
- 5 hours ago Jan 27 15, 1:42am -
Just How Does That Yellow First Down Line Work?
Just How Does That Yellow First Down Line Work?When Super Bowl XLIX kicks off on Sunday, it will utilize a piece of technology that has changed the viewing of the game, and grown into a new industry of graphics in sports television. (Jan....…
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  • Anti-austerity economist says to become Greek finance minister

    Anti-austerity economist says to become Greek finance minister

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Economics professor Yanis Varoufakis confirmed he would become Greece's next finance minister on Tuesday, promising to defy advice to "put up or shut up" and find solutions that favour all Europeans rather than just Greeks.
    - 10 mins ago Jan 27 15, 6:43am -
  • North Korea raises prospect of detaining South Koreans at complex

    North Korea raises prospect of detaining South Koreans at complex

    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has said it can detain South Korean workers at an joint industrial park in the event of a dispute with their companies, South Korea said on Tuesday, in the latest ruling that could hurt confidence in the factory complex.…
    - 13 mins ago Jan 27 15, 6:40am -
  • Nine Ukrainian soldiers killed in 'tense' eastern conflict: Kiev military

    Nine Ukrainian soldiers killed in 'tense' eastern conflict: Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) - Nine Ukrainian servicemen have been killed in fighting Russian-backed separatists in the past 24 hours, the Kiev military said on Tuesday, as rebels fought to encircle a key town straddling transport routes between their two strongho…
    - 25 mins ago Jan 27 15, 6:28am -
  • In parting shot, Obama prods India on religious freedom

    In parting shot, Obama prods India on religious freedom

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama weighed in on one of India's most sensitive topics as he wound up a visit on Tuesday, making a plea for freedom of religion to be upheld in a country with a history of strife between Hindus and minori…
    - 30 mins ago Jan 27 15, 6:23am -
  • Eleventh person dies in hospital after Spain plane crash

    Eleventh person dies in hospital after Spain plane crash

    ALBACETE, Spain (Reuters) - A French serviceman who was severely injured when a plane crashed at a Spanish military air base on Monday died in hospital in Madrid on Tuesday, bringing the death toll from the accident to 11 people, a ministry of defens…
    - 38 mins ago Jan 27 15, 6:15am -
  • Facebook takes blame for service outages, which hit wider Web

    Facebook takes blame for service outages, which hit wider Web

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Access to Facebook , the world's largest social network, and its Instagram photo-sharing site, were blocked around the world for up to an hour on Tuesday, which the company said later was due to an internal fault and not an outs…
    - 53 mins ago Jan 27 15, 6:00am -
  • 'Life-threatening' blizzard shuts down much of Northeast

    'Life-threatening' blizzard shuts down much of Northeast

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A "life-threatening" blizzard barreled into the U.S. Northeast, affecting up to 20 percent of Americans as it kept workers and students housebound, halted thousands of flights and prompted officials to ban cars from roads and shu…
    - 57 mins ago Jan 27 15, 5:56am -
  • Oil price recovers as dollar weakens against euro

    Oil price recovers as dollar weakens against euro

    LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices steadied above $48 a barrel on Tuesday, recovering from earlier losses as the dollar weakened against the euro.
    - 1 hour ago Jan 27 15, 5:47am -
  • Exclusive: Apple supplier Foxconn to shrink workforce as sales growth stalls

    Exclusive: Apple supplier Foxconn to shrink workforce as sales growth stalls

    SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, will cut its massive workforce, the company told Reuters, as the Apple Inc supplier faces declining revenue growth and rising wages…
    - 1 hour ago Jan 27 15, 5:28am -
  • French police arrest four in anti-jihadist raid

    French police arrest four in anti-jihadist raid

    PARIS (Reuters) - Special police forces in France arrested four men in the southern French town of Lunel on Tuesday in an operation aimed at breaking up jihadist networks, a police source said.
    - 2 hours ago Jan 27 15, 5:05am -
  • Indonesia military pulls out of recovery effort for crashed AirAsia jet

    Indonesia military pulls out of recovery effort for crashed AirAsia jet

    PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's military on Tuesday withdrew from search and recovery efforts a month after an AirAsia passenger jet crashed into the sea killing all 162 people on board, navy officials said.
    - 2 hours ago Jan 27 15, 4:55am -
  • Japan vows to work with Jordan to secure hostage release

    Japan vows to work with Jordan to secure hostage release

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has vowed to work with Jordan to secure the release of a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants after the killing last week of another Japanese captive, but it reiterated that it would not give in to terrorism.…
    - 5 hours ago Jan 27 15, 2:03am -
  • On climate change, 'not a scientist' not enough for some U.S. Republicans

    On climate change, 'not a scientist' not enough for some U.S. Republicans

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rick Perry's farewell speech to the Texas legislature listed the accomplishments expected from an outgoing Republican governor of the country's largest oil-producing state. But his Jan. 15 speech also did something less predict…
    - 6 hours ago Jan 27 15, 1:10am -
  • Kurds push Islamic State out of Kobani after four-month battle

    Kurds push Islamic State out of Kobani after four-month battle

    BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Kurdish forces took control of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday after driving out Islamic State fighters, a monitoring group and Syrian state media said, although Washington said the four-month battle was not yet over.…
    - 8 hours ago Jan 26 15, 10:50pm -
  • Fidel Castro appears to lend support to Cuba talks with U.S.

    Fidel Castro appears to lend support to Cuba talks with U.S.

    HAVANA (Reuters) - Retired Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Monday appeared to lend his support to talks with the United States in his first comments about his longtime adversary since both countries agreed last month to restore diplomatic ties.
    - 9 hours ago Jan 26 15, 10:19pm -
  • Argentine president plans to dissolve spy agency after prosecutor's death

    Argentine president plans to dissolve spy agency after prosecutor's death

    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - President Cristina Fernandez plans to disband Argentina's intelligence agency amid suspicions that rogue agents were behind the mysterious death of a state prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community cente…
    - 9 hours ago Jan 26 15, 9:35pm -
  • Microsoft profit falls on sluggish Windows, currency pressure

    Microsoft profit falls on sluggish Windows, currency pressure

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Monday reported a fall in its quarterly profit that was in line with Wall Street forecasts, as sluggish personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company struggled with the impact of th…
    - 10 hours ago Jan 26 15, 9:03pm -
  • Justice Department spies on millions of cars: WSJ

    Justice Department spies on millions of cars: WSJ

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department has been secretly gathering and storing hundreds of millions of records about motorists in an effort to build a national database that tracks the movement of vehicles across the country, the Wall Street J…
    - 11 hours ago Jan 26 15, 7:56pm -
  • Northeast U.S. braves 'crippling' blizzard, transit systems shut

    Northeast U.S. braves 'crippling' blizzard, transit systems shut

    NEW YORK/MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (Reuters) - A massive, wind-whipped blizzard slammed into the U.S. Northeast on Monday, creating havoc for more than 60 million people and forcing New York City to shut down on a scale not seen since Superstorm Sandy devastat…
    - 12 hours ago Jan 26 15, 6:41pm -
  • Microsoft profit falls on sluggish Windows, currency pressure

    Microsoft profit falls on sluggish Windows, currency pressure

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Monday reported a fall in its quarterly profit that was in line with Wall Street forecasts, as sluggish personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company struggled with the impact of th…
    - 13 hours ago Jan 26 15, 6:21pm -

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  • San Francisco Zoo offers spurned lovers cockroach, scorpion adoptions

    San Francisco Zoo offers spurned lovers cockroach, scorpion adoptions

    (Reuters) - The San Francisco Zoo is giving the spurned and broken-hearted a new reason to mark Valentine's Day - the chance to adopt a giant scorpion or hissing cockroach named after a heart-trampling ex.
    - 7 hours ago Jan 26 15, 11:36pm -
  • Naked violinist sues Portland police over arrest

    Naked violinist sues Portland police over arrest

    PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon man who claims his rights were violated last year when he was arrested outside the federal courthouse in downtown Portland for playing his violin in the nude is suing the police department and others for $1.1 mill…
    - 14 hours ago Jan 26 15, 4:35pm -
  • Hoax caller impersonating spy chief put through to UK PM Cameron

    Hoax caller impersonating spy chief put through to UK PM Cameron

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday security would be reviewed, but no harm had been done, after an apparently drunk hoaxer claiming to be the director of Britain's eavesdropping agency was put though to his mobile…
    - 22 hours ago Jan 26 15, 8:29am -

Life Hacker

  • The 20 Pound World Travel Backpack

    The 20 Pound World Travel Backpack

    Traveling the world requires a delicate balance of weight and preparedness. Over on The Art of Manliness, travel writer David Danzeiser shares his loadout for a 23 country, year long trip.Read more...
    - 11 hours ago Jan 26 15, 8:00pm -
  • Puree Veggies for a Quicker, Thicker Tomato Sauce

    Puree Veggies for a Quicker, Thicker Tomato Sauce

    Everyone should learn how to make a quick and tasty tomato sauce . Save time by pureeing the vegetables with a food processor.Read more...
    - 12 hours ago Jan 26 15, 7:00pm -
  • Evaluate Your Life Each Day with One Basic Question: Did Today Matter?

    Evaluate Your Life Each Day with One Basic Question: Did Today Matter?

    It's easy to zone out and get trapped in the day-to-day mindset, but if you're really trying to take your life in a certain direction, you need to make progress. With a short, but sweet question you can help yourself maintain focus on moving forwar…
    - 13 hours ago Jan 26 15, 6:00pm -
  • Ferment Your Own Tabasco-Style Hot Sauce Using Greek Yogurt

    Ferment Your Own Tabasco-Style Hot Sauce Using Greek Yogurt

    If you're a fan of spicy foods then you know how awesome a good hot sauce can be. You can make your own at home using Greek-style yogurt—or the whey from the yogurt to be specific—to kick the fermenting process in to high gear.Read more...
    - 13 hours ago Jan 26 15, 5:36pm -
  • The Unique Difficulties that Women Face with Weight Loss

    The Unique Difficulties that Women Face with Weight Loss

    If you're a woman who has tried to lose weight, you may have noticed something: it's hard. Much harder than simply cutting your calories and watching the weight fall off.Read more...
    - 14 hours ago Jan 26 15, 5:00pm -
  • Deadspin Report: NFL Identifies "Person Of Interest" In Ballghazi Scandal | Gizmodo How to Drive on

    Deadspin Report: NFL Identifies "Person Of Interest" In Ballghazi Scandal | Gizmodo How to Drive on

    Deadspin Report: NFL Identifies "Person Of Interest" In Ballghazi Scandal | Gizmodo How to Drive on Snow and Ice | io9 Lo, The Incredible Visual FX Of Exodus Revealed In Before And After Pics | Jezebel How to Prepare Your Mom If You Are About to…
    - 14 hours ago Jan 26 15, 4:34pm -
  • Look at People's Feet when Approaching a Conversation In Progress

    Look at People's Feet when Approaching a Conversation In Progress

    Body language is a big part of human interaction, but some folks out there have a tougher time reading it . If you're looking to join in on a conversation that's already in motion, the participants feet can tell you whether it's open to others or n…
    - 14 hours ago Jan 26 15, 4:30pm -
  • Dreeps Turns Your Boring iPhone Alarm Clock Into an RPG

    Dreeps Turns Your Boring iPhone Alarm Clock Into an RPG

    iPhone: You have a ton of options for various alarm clocks for your smartphone , but Dreeps is an app that takes a completely different approach. Instead of just waking you up, it wakes you and a character in a mini-RPG up.Read more...
    - 15 hours ago Jan 26 15, 3:30pm -
  • ​Juicing Unlocks More Vitamins, But Also Calories and Sugar

    ​Juicing Unlocks More Vitamins, But Also Calories and Sugar

    Proponents of juicing say it's a great way to stuff more vitamins and phytonutrients into your diet. Fruit juice has also been criticized as a sugary, fiberless drink no better for you than cola. What's the truth? A new study shows that orange juic…
    - 16 hours ago Jan 26 15, 3:00pm -
  • What's the Best Humidifier?

    What's the Best Humidifier?

    Your homes are warm and toasty after treating yourselves to the great recommendations in last week's Best Space Heater vote , but now your air is dry, and we need to balance that out with a humidifier. But which one? Head for the comments and nomi…
    - 16 hours ago Jan 26 15, 3:00pm -
  • Ask an Expert: All About Better Communication in the Bedroom

    Ask an Expert: All About Better Communication in the Bedroom

    Talking about sex isn't easy for most people, even with a partner you love. You probably feel uncomfortable openly discussing problems in the bedroom, which is why Vanessa Marin, a sex therapist, is here to help.Read more...
    - 16 hours ago Jan 26 15, 3:00pm -
  • This Chart Shows How Long It Takes to Get from an Airport to the City

    This Chart Shows How Long It Takes to Get from an Airport to the City

    If you're on vacation, it's always a bit of a crapshoot as to how long it takes to get from the airport to the city. Over on FiveThirtyEight, they crunched the numbers to find the average time for taking a car or public transit to the airport. Read…
    - 16 hours ago Jan 26 15, 2:30pm -
  • Leave Your Desk When Working on Conceptual Tasks

    Leave Your Desk When Working on Conceptual Tasks

    Timing can affect how well you perform specific types of work. Similarly, your environment can have an impact on certain tasks, too. For work that requires brainstorming, consider getting up from your desk.Read more...
    - 17 hours ago Jan 26 15, 2:00pm -
  • How To Protect Your Information From The Internet

    How To Protect Your Information From The Internet

    Do you know how much of your personal information is floating around? It's more than you think and very easy to find. Phone numbers, home addresses, email accounts. As my recent story about gamers who got swatted showed , anybody can become a targe…
    - 17 hours ago Jan 26 15, 2:00pm -
  • Try a Mock Portfolio to Get Comfortable With Investing 

    Try a Mock Portfolio to Get Comfortable With Investing 

    Investing isn't as complicated as it seems. But getting started can be really overwhelming, even when you know the basic rules. To make it less scary, try a mock portfolio before diving into the real thing.Read more...
    - 17 hours ago Jan 26 15, 1:30pm -
  • 3TB 802.11ac Router, A Multitool That's Also A Tripod, and More Deals

    3TB 802.11ac Router, A Multitool That's Also A Tripod, and More Deals

    Apple's 3TB Time Capsule is $50 below retail today, which is as cheap as we've ever seen a new one go. If you haven't yet upgraded your network to 802.11ac, this represents only a small premium over most routers of comparable quality, and you get…
    - 18 hours ago Jan 26 15, 1:15pm -
  • The Best Pandora (or Spotify) Stations for Great Music While You Work

    The Best Pandora (or Spotify) Stations for Great Music While You Work

    Music while you work is one of life's pleasures, but finding the right music to listen to isn't easy. You need something you enjoy, but something that won't distract you or require a ton of management. Let's make a list of the best Pandora, Spotify…
    - 18 hours ago Jan 26 15, 1:00pm -
  • Avoid These Overused Buzzwords When Applying for a Job

    Avoid These Overused Buzzwords When Applying for a Job

    It's easy to get lost in a sea of candidates when applying for a new job. One way to avoid this? Don't bother using words that are so overused, they've become nearly meaningless.Read more...
    - 18 hours ago Jan 26 15, 12:30pm -
  • Tool School: The All-Powerful Impact Driver

    Tool School: The All-Powerful Impact Driver

    The stubby steel impact driver is often ignored, compared to its ubiquitous counterpart, the drill. But once you go impact, you won't go back.Read more...
    - 19 hours ago Jan 26 15, 12:00pm -
  • The Products Expected To Be Cheaper This Year 

    The Products Expected To Be Cheaper This Year 

    By now, you've probably noticed that the price of gas has dropped considerably. Overall, it's expected to stay under $3 for the year. Here are a few more items expected to be cheaper this year.Read more...
    - 19 hours ago Jan 26 15, 11:30am -

Law and Disorder

Over at the Courthouse...

  • Closing Arguments Begin in Vandy Rape Trial
          Prosecutors in the trial for two former college football players say photo and video evidence shows they participated in a rape, while one defense attorney told jurors his client was too drunk to form intent.
    - 14 hours ago Jan 26 15, 5:05pm -
  • Arizona Must Defend Claims Over Jail Attack
         Arizona may be liable for claims filed on behalf of a prison inmate who was assaulted by two others while a prison guard escorted them to a visitation center.
    - 15 hours ago Jan 26 15, 4:20pm -
  • Courts Close as Blizzard Looms for the Northeast
         Winter Storm Juno shuttered several courthouses, schools and state offices along the Eastern Seaboard on Monday, and the worst of the storm has yet to arrive.
    - 15 hours ago Jan 26 15, 3:57pm -
  • Ex-CIA Agent Found Guilty in 'Operation Merlin' Leak Case
         Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling was found guilty Monday on all nine counts of unlawful disclosure of classified information and related charges in Federal Court.
    - 15 hours ago Jan 26 15, 3:43pm -
  • Morgue Execs Must Face Claim Over Corpse Abuse
         A former coroner and morgue director must face state law claims regarding the abuse of several corpses by one of their employees.
    - 15 hours ago Jan 26 15, 3:35pm -
  • Child-Abuse Book Doesn't Excuse Porn Collection
         An MIT grad who said the child pornography he downloaded was for research on a book about sexual abuse was properly convicted, a Texas appeals court ruled.
    - 16 hours ago Jan 26 15, 2:40pm -
  • Convict Wins Access to Heavily Redacted Record
         The Justice Department improperly withheld one of its records on a former prosecutor's unlicensed practice of law, a federal judge ruled.
    - 17 hours ago Jan 26 15, 2:22pm -
  • Bogus Green Coffee Bean Claims Cost Firms $9M
         A marketer who touted the supposed weight-loss benefits of green coffee bean extract on "The Dr. Oz Show" and other programs will pay $9 million to settle deceptive advertising claims.
    - 17 hours ago Jan 26 15, 2:04pm -
  • FOIA Suit Chucked on Averted Terror Probe
         An Algerian granted U.S. asylum after his arrest on suspicion of terrorism is not entitled to more records about that year-long detention, a federal judge ruled.
    - 17 hours ago Jan 26 15, 1:58pm -
  • Color Me Dissolved, R&B Singer Tells Court
         Color Me Badd's original front man should not be welcomed back, his former band mate claims in court, noting substance-abuse issues that hurt the group before.
    - 17 hours ago Jan 26 15, 1:41pm -
  • 'Straw-Donor' Conviction of Nev. Lobbyist Upheld
         Disgraced Nevada lobbyist F. Harvey Whittemore was properly convicted for making excessive campaign contributions to Sen. Harry Reid, the 9th Circuit ruled Monday.
    - 17 hours ago Jan 26 15, 1:26pm -
  • Expert Faults BP Analysis on Oil Spill's Impact
         A scientists testifying for the U.S. government said the Deepwater Horizon oil spill had a greater environmental impact that BP claims.
    - 18 hours ago Jan 26 15, 12:46pm -
  • Want Ad Could Cost Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht
         For a man accused of leading an underground narcotics website, Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht allegedly made a lot of security mistakes.
    - 18 hours ago Jan 26 15, 12:43pm -
  • Woman Inmate Says Jail's Driver Molested Her
         A 19-year-old woman claims a corrections contractor sexually assaulted her while she being transported to a jail in Citrus County, Fla.
    - 19 hours ago Jan 26 15, 12:19pm -
  • New Negligence Trial Over Painkiller Pump
         A woman who blames a painkiller pump for the near-total loss of movement in her shoulder can get a new negligence trial, the 9th Circuit ruled.
    - 19 hours ago Jan 26 15, 11:39am -
  • Class Status Upheld for Nexium Antitrust Suit
         Union health funds alleging that AstraZeneca paid generic drugmakers not to challenge its Nexium patents were properly certified as a class, the 1st Circuit ruled.
    - 20 hours ago Jan 26 15, 11:20am -
  • Cop Says Conspiracy Ruined His Career
         A Golden Beach, Fla. police officer claims in court that he was wrongfully arrested and prosecuted on charges dreamed up by a former colleague intent on revenge for her own termination.
    - 20 hours ago Jan 26 15, 11:06am -
  • Tenn. Eases Process for Parental Rights Removal
         The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled the state's Department of Children's Services doesn't have to prove it tried to reunite children with their parents before it terminates parental rights.
    - 21 hours ago Jan 26 15, 10:14am -
  • Witnesses Focus on Fear at Forced Labor Trial
         An expert witness testifying in a forced labor trial in New Orleans said Indian workers who took out costly loans to work in the U.S. face shame and even death if they are sent home.
    - 21 hours ago Jan 26 15, 10:02am -
  • Carjacking at Gunpoint Is no Game, Man Says
         Masked gunmen carjacked a man and held him hostage at gunpoint near the Mexican border, without telling him it was just a simulation staged by three U.S. companies - including his employer, the man claims in court.
    - 23 hours ago Jan 26 15, 8:01am -
  • Judge Hears Arguments Over 'Airbnb' Law
         A federal judge raised concerns about an Airbnb competitor's short-term rental lawsuit against San Francisco in a Friday hearing.
    - 23 hours ago Jan 26 15, 8:01am -
  • Christie to Address California Republicans
         New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will deliver the keynote speech at the California Republican Party convention in February.
    - 23 hours ago Jan 26 15, 8:01am -
  • Casino Claims Right Dean Martin's Image
         The owner of the former Sahara Hotel and Casino sued the Dean Martin Family Trust in a dispute over Martin's image in the remodeled casino's carpeting.
    - 23 hours ago Jan 26 15, 8:01am -
  • Touch Screen Protector Protected by Patent
         A Taiwanese company and its U.S. partners were permanently enjoined from infringing Palo Alto-based Aevoe Corp.'s patented touch screen protector for handheld electronic devices.
    - 23 hours ago Jan 26 15, 8:01am -
  • $12.5 Million Disgorgement for Ponzi Scheme
         A Northern California "wealth adviser" who was arrested in 2012 has 30 days to disgorge $12.5 million in ill-gotten gains and interest, a federal judge ruled.
    - 23 hours ago Jan 26 15, 8:01am -
  • Fight Brewing Over 'On the Road' Inspiration
         A woman who claims her father rescued from oblivion a long letter Neal Cassady wrote to Jack Kerouac - which became the basis for Kerouac's Beat classic "On the Road" - sued the Kerouac and Cassady estates to quiet title to the letter.
    - 23 hours ago Jan 26 15, 8:01am -
  • Rules Proposed to Enhance 911 Reliability
         Following multiple 911 outages last year, the Federal Communications Commission proposed a rule to strengthen accountability for emergency services.
    - 3 days ago Jan 24 15, 1:57am -
  • New York City Employees' Retirement System v. American Realty Capital Properties

    - 5 days ago Jan 22 15, 8:56am -

Cyber Threats

The News in Pictures | BBC

VIDEO: Holocaust-era violins play again
VIDEO: Holocaust-era violins play again
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Taking the plunge
Taking the plunge
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In pictures: Church of England's first woman bishop consecration
In pictures: Church of England's first woman bishop consecration
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Day in pictures: 26 January 2015
Day in pictures: 26 January 2015
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In pictures: Australia Day 2015
In pictures: Australia Day 2015
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Week in pictures: 17-23 January 2015
Week in pictures: 17-23 January 2015
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Severe Weather Watch

  • SPC - No watches are valid as of Tue Jan 27 10:41:02 UTC 2015
    No watches are valid as of Tue Jan 27 10:41:02 UTC 2015.
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  • SPC MD 45

    SPC MD 45

    MD 0045 CONCERNING BLIZZARD FOR SERN NY...CT...RI...MA...SRN NH AND SERN ME MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0045NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK0328 AM CST TUE JAN 27 2015AREAS AFFECTED...SERN NY...CT...RI...MA...SRN NH AND SERN MECONCERNIN…
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  • SPC Jan 27, 2015 Day 4-8 Severe Weather Outlook

    SPC Jan 27, 2015 Day 4-8 Severe Weather Outlook

    Day 4-8 Outlook DAY 4-8 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK0305 AM CST TUE JAN 27 2015VALID 301200Z - 041200Z...DISCUSSION...BELOW-AVERAGE CONFIDENCE EXISTS IN THE EVOLUTION OF A WEAK MID-LEVELTROUGH INITIALLY CEN…
    - 3 hours ago Jan 27 15, 4:07am -
  • SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

    SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

    SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK0241 AM CST TUE JAN 27 2015VALID 281200Z - 291200Z...SYNOPSIS...A HIGH-AMPLITUDE MID/UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH WILL PROGRESS EWD OFFSHOREOF TH…
    - 3 hours ago Jan 27 15, 3:44am -
  • SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

    SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

    SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK0241 AM CST TUE JAN 27 2015VALID 271200Z - 281200Z...SYNOPSIS...A DEEP CLOSED LOW WILL SLOWLY PROGRESS NE ALONG THE NEW ENGLANDCOAST...…
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  • SPC Jan 27, 2015 0830 UTC Day 3 Severe Thunderstorm Outlook

    SPC Jan 27, 2015 0830 UTC Day 3 Severe Thunderstorm Outlook

    SPC 0830Z Day 3 Outlook DAY 3 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK0112 AM CST TUE JAN 27 2015VALID 291200Z - 301200Z...NO TSTM AREAS FORECAST......SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED ON THURSDAY OR THURSDAY N…
    - 5 hours ago Jan 27 15, 2:13am -

Out of this World

  • Crew Studying Tiny Organisms to Understand Larger Organisms

    Crew Studying Tiny Organisms to Understand Larger Organisms

    After a week of medical science activities, the space station residents began the new week focusing on worms, fruit flies and plants. The tiny organisms provide scientists a model for larger organisms and how microgravity affects such things as immun…
    - 18 hours ago Jan 26 15, 12:32pm -
  • CATS Installed, Eye Checks and Science Maintenance for Crew

    CATS Installed, Eye Checks and Science Maintenance for Crew

    With CATS successfully installed to an external platform on Japan’s Kibo laboratory, the Expedition 42 crew spent Friday working life science, combustion and a variety of other experiments. › Read more about CATS The Combustion Integrated Rack (C…
    - 4 days ago Jan 23 15, 1:03pm -
  • Robotic Arms Move CATS While Crew Studies Life Science

    Robotic Arms Move CATS While Crew Studies Life Science

    Ground controllers overnight remotely guided the Canadarm2, with its Dextre robotic hand attached, to deftly remove the CATS experiment from the SpaceX Dragon trunk. They then handed it off to the Japanese robotic arm for installation on the Kibo lab…
    - 5 days ago Jan 22 15, 1:43pm -
  • Crew Works Botany and Physics as Robotic Arm Preps New Experiment

    Crew Works Botany and Physics as Robotic Arm Preps New Experiment

    The six-member Expedition 42 crew worked Dragon cargo transfers and science on the International Space Station Wednesday. Commander Barry Wilmore conducted botany research and harvested plants grown for the Advanced Plant Experiments-03-1 (APEX-03-1)…
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  • Specialists Discuss Spacesuit Work, Crew Investigates ATV Odor

    Specialists Discuss Spacesuit Work, Crew Investigates ATV Odor

    Ground controllers have completed troubleshooting work after last week’s false alarm indicating an ammonia leak. Heat exchangers and thermal control systems on the U.S. side of the International Space Station have been recovered and reintegrated an…
    - 7 days ago Jan 20 15, 2:05pm -
  • Crew Back at Work Studying Immune System in Space

    Crew Back at Work Studying Immune System in Space

    The International Space Station residents were back at work Thursday after an ammonia leak indication sent the crew over to the Russian segment. Flight controllers determined there was no leak and NASA managers allowed the crew to resume normal activ…
    - 12 days ago Jan 15 15, 12:35pm -
  • Astronauts Back in Station’s U.S. Segment

    Astronauts Back in Station’s U.S. Segment

    The crew opened the hatch to the U.S. segment and returned inside at 2:05 p.m. Central time. Wearing protective masks, Virts and Cristoforetti sampled the cabin atmosphere and reported no indications of any ammonia.
    - 13 days ago Jan 14 15, 3:23pm -
  • Station Managers Allow Crew Back In U.S. Segment

    Station Managers Allow Crew Back In U.S. Segment

    The International Space Station mission management team, including all of the station Partners, met this afternoon and directed the station’s residents to return to the U.S. segment of the complex before the end of the day, systems permitting. The…
    - 13 days ago Jan 14 15, 2:54pm -
  • Manager of NASA’s Station Program Discusses Alarm
    The six-member Expedition 42 crew is safe in the Russian segment of the International Space Station after an alarm went off in the U.S. segment of the orbital laboratory Wednesday morning. Flight controllers are seeing no direct evidence of an ammoni…
    - 13 days ago Jan 14 15, 12:55pm -
  • Space Station Update
    The Expedition 42 crew members are safe and in good shape inside the Russian segment of the International Space Station following an alarm in the U.S. segment at about 4 a.m. EST. The crew received an update from spacecraft communicator James Kelly t…
    - 13 days ago Jan 14 15, 8:55am -

Daily Dose of Cute

Useless Fact of the Day

Today's Birthday

Today in History

  • January 27, 1888: National Geographic Society founded
    On January 27, 1888, the National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C., for "the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge."The 33 men who originally met and formed the National Geographic Society were a diverse group of geograp…
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Today's Political Cartoon

Awful Pun Du Jour

A Word. A Day.

  • apoplectic
    1. Extremely angry. 2. Relating to or affected by apoplexy (stroke).
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Today's Slang

  • Sad Masty

    Sad Masty

    To masturbate while crying, and using the tears as lubricantim upset my cat died, but am gonna use these tears in my next sad masty to create a happy ending
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  • Turdulence

    Turdulence

    The discomfort that occurs due to an inability to pass flatus on a flight.Just got in from London and man, due I have some turdulence.
    - 2 days ago Jan 25 15, 3:00am -
  • percentage advantage

    percentage advantage

    The deciding factor of who gets the car phone charger. The lowest battery power always gets the charging port first.Hand over the the charger quick before my phone goes dead!. At five percent battery I've got the percentage advantage on you guy…
    - 3 days ago Jan 24 15, 3:00am -
  • ambitchous

    ambitchous

    striving to be more of a bitch than the average bitchUgh! Britney fucked my boyfriend!Yeah, she's pretty ambitchous.
    - 4 days ago Jan 23 15, 3:00am -
  • conversation walling

    conversation walling

    When you're trying to make a conversation with a girl/guy you met recently, either A) online B) via text message or C) in person, and she/he responds to any of your questions with blank stares, one letter text messages using the words: oh, cool, or…
    - 5 days ago Jan 22 15, 3:00am -
  • Sing a disney song

    Sing a disney song

    Have sex or do anything sexual.*Taken from the movie Lion King where Simba and Nala lick each other while the song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" plays.G: Honey, I feel horny as everB: Come on and sing a disney song with me babeG: Screw me.…
    - 6 days ago Jan 21 15, 3:00am -
  • Sidewalk Salsa

    Sidewalk Salsa

    When you walk up to someone on the sidewalk and you both try to move out of each other's way, and in doing so repeatedly move into each other's way."Why are you late?""I got stuck doing the sidewalk salsa."
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This Day in Music

  • On this Day January 27, 2006
    Gene McFadden, R&B vocalist and songwriter, best known as half of the Philly soul team McFadden & Whitehead, died of cancer at the age of 56. The duo had the 1979 hit 'Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now', which sold more than 8 million copies and was nominated…
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  • On this Day January 27, 1998
    James Brown was charged with possession of marijuana and unlawful use of a firearm after police were called to his South Carolina home. Brown later clamed the drugs were used to help his 'eyesight.'
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  • On this Day January 27, 1984
    Madonna made her first appearance in the UK when she appeared on C4 TV music program The Tube performing 'Holiday'. The show was broadcast live from the Hacienda Club in Manchester.
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  • On this Day January 27, 1973
    'Superstition' the lead single from Stevie Wonder's Talking Book album gave him his second No.1 single in the US, 10 years after his first No.1. Jeff Beck created the original drum beat while in the studio with Wonder. After writing the song, Wonder…
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  • On this Day January 27, 1973

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  • On this Day January 27, 1971
    David Bowie arrived in the US for the first time; he couldn't play live because of work permit restrictions, but attracted publicity when he wore a dress at a promotion event.
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  • On this Day January 27, 1956
    Elvis Presley's single, 'Heartbreak Hotel' was released by RCA Records, who had just purchased Presley's contract from Sun Records for $35,000. The song sold 300,000 copies in its first week and would eventually sell over a million, becoming Elvis' f…
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Today's Trivia Test

  • Trivia of the Day for Monday

    Trivia of the Day for Monday

    The average life span of an umbrella is 1 1/2 years. Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. president to have been born in a hospital. Normally there are born 94 females to 100 males. But among quadruplets there are 156 … Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago Jan 26 15, 5:00am -
  • Enter to Win a New Kindle Paperwhite!

    Enter to Win a New Kindle Paperwhite!

    Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve received several emails from people who received new Kindles or Fires for Christmas and are really enjoying them; I’ve also received several emails from people who were really hoping for a new one … Continue…
    - 2 days ago Jan 25 15, 1:00pm -
  • Trivia of the Day for Sunday

    Trivia of the Day for Sunday

    Sex for one hour will burn off 11 Hershey Kisses, or 360 calories. 15% of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day. In the Brazilian jungle, women of the Apinaye tribe bite of portions of their mates’ eyebrows during … Continue rea…
    - 2 days ago Jan 25 15, 8:00am -
  • Trivia of the Day for Saturday

    Trivia of the Day for Saturday

    Polar bears are left handed. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out. The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated. The catfish … Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago Jan 24 15, 8:00am -
  • Trivia of the Day for Friday

    Trivia of the Day for Friday

    Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day. Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people. In ancient Egypt, Priests plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes. Humans…
    - 4 days ago Jan 23 15, 8:00am -
  • Trivia of the Day for Thursday

    Trivia of the Day for Thursday

    On average people fear spiders more than they do death. You are more likely to be killed by a champagne cork than by a poisonous spider. The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue. It’s impossible to sneeze with … Continue reading →
    - 5 days ago Jan 22 15, 8:00am -
  • Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

    Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

    During a 2004 episode of Sesame Street, Cookie Monster said that before he started eating cookies, his name was Sid. The Corduroy Appreciation Club celebrated 11-11-11 as The Day That Most Resembles Corduroy. Roger Ebert and Oprah Winfrey went on ……
    - 6 days ago Jan 21 15, 4:00am -
  • Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

    Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

    The duffel bag gets its name from the town of Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold. There’s a Facebook group called “The Best Day of My Life Was When I Realized the Old Brewers … Continue reading →
    - 7 days ago Jan 20 15, 2:00pm -
  • Trivia of the Day for Monday

    Trivia of the Day for Monday

    The duffel bag gets its name from the town of Duffel, Belgium, where the cloth used in the bags was originally sold. There’s a Facebook group called “The Best Day of My Life Was When I Realized the Old Brewers … Continue reading →
    - 8 days ago Jan 19 15, 5:00am -
  • Trivia of the Day for Sunday

    Trivia of the Day for Sunday

    Why is China called the “Flowery Kingdom?” Flowery Kingdom is a translation of the Chinese “Hua Kuo” and is the most ancient name in China. It is not known if it originally referred to flowers in the literal sense (which … Continue reading…
    - 9 days ago Jan 18 15, 5:00am -
  • Trivia of the Day for Saturday

    Trivia of the Day for Saturday

    Why do pigeons make a whistling sound when they jump up to fly? It’s not the pigeon’s voices: it’s their wings. You are actually hearing the sound of air passing through feathers spread wide for acceleration, beating faster for lift … Continu…
    - 10 days ago Jan 17 15, 5:00am -
  • Trivia of the Day for Friday

    Trivia of the Day for Friday

    Why do people clink their glasses before drinking a toast? It used to be common for someone to try to kill an enemy by offering him a poisoned drink. To prove to a guest that a drink was safe, it … Continue reading →
    - 11 days ago Jan 16 15, 5:00am -
  • Trivia of the Day for Thursday

    Trivia of the Day for Thursday

    Why does the phrase “to kick the bucket” mean to die? There are a number of explanations for the origin of this expression, but the most realistic one has to do with the way some people committed suicide in the … Continue reading →
    - 11 days ago Jan 15 15, 11:09pm -
  • Bonus Trivia

    Bonus Trivia

    Why does something annoying “rub you the wrong way”? It would be tempting to guess that this has something to do with genies and magic lamps. Rub the lamp the wrong way and maybe an angry genie makes you walk … Continue reading →
    - 13 days ago Jan 14 15, 3:00pm -
  • Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

    Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

    The flea can jump 350 times its body length. That is like a human jumping the length of a football field. A cockroach will live nine days without its head before it starves to death. The male praying mantis cannot … Continue reading →
    - 13 days ago Jan 14 15, 5:00am -

Funny Quote of the Day

  • Jack Benny
    "If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
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  • Lillian Hellman
    "People change and forget to tell each other."
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  • Kin Hubbard
    "The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket."
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  • Alfred Hitchcock
    "The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder."
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Brainy Quote of the Day

  • Henry Drummond
    "The people who influence you are the people who believe in you."
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  • Horace Walpole
    "We often repent of our first thoughts, and scarce ever of our second."
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  • Jules Renard
    "If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right."
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  • Katharine Hepburn
    "If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun."
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Wright Better

  • Starting a Business Letter with Dear Mr.

    Starting a Business Letter with Dear Mr.

    Several years ago, when a reader said he refused to use “Dear So-and-So” to begin a business letter because dear is too intimate a word to use with a stranger, I assumed that he represented a minority of one. Who, I wondered, would interpret an e…
    - 8 hours ago Jan 26 15, 11:13pm -
  • Punctuation Review #3: Introducing Quotations

    Punctuation Review #3: Introducing Quotations

    A reader questioned the introduction of a direct quotation with the word that: I've had the understanding that preceding what was said with the word "that" indicates that what follows is not a verbatim quote, but rather a description of what was said…
    - 1 day ago Jan 25 15, 11:06pm -
  • The Changing Meaning of Mural

    The Changing Meaning of Mural

    Because I am used to thinking of a mural as a painting on a wall, I was startled to hear a local radio announcer refer to a contest for artists to submit designs to paint “murals” on storm drains.--> Get access to 300+ interactive grammar exercis…
    - 2 days ago Jan 24 15, 11:03pm -
  • Two Inverted Idioms

    Two Inverted Idioms

    As the residents of my state prepared for a cold front, one of the local television anchors remarked: We are in store for a big chill.--> Get access to 300+ interactive grammar exercises! Click here to start your free trial!
    - 3 days ago Jan 23 15, 11:01pm -
  • Contrast and Stand in Contrast To

    Contrast and Stand in Contrast To

    The other morning I read an article about a man who has built a wonderfully detailed scale model of the Sultana, the steamboat that was the object of the greatest maritime disaster in US history.--> Get access to 300+ interactive grammar exercises! C…
    - 4 days ago Jan 22 15, 11:40pm -

Earth Science Picture of the Day

Paracas National Reserve, Peru
Paracas National Reserve, Peru
- 4 hours ago Jan 27 15, 3:01am -
Empty Quarter Dunes
Empty Quarter Dunes
- 1 day ago Jan 26 15, 3:01am -
Volcan Copahue
Volcan Copahue
- 2 days ago Jan 25 15, 3:01am -
Shimmer Tree
Shimmer Tree
- 3 days ago Jan 24 15, 3:01am -
Bear River Meanders
Bear River Meanders
- 4 days ago Jan 23 15, 3:01am -
Pancake Ice Over Sebago Lake
Pancake Ice Over Sebago Lake
- 5 days ago Jan 22 15, 3:01am -

Earthquakes

  • M 2.6 - 11km S of Caldwell, Kansas
    DYFI? - IITime2015-01-27 05:02:30 UTC2015-01-26 23:02:30 -06:00 at epicenterLocation36.931°N 97.619°WDepth5.00 km (3.11 mi)
    - 1 min ago Jan 27 15, 6:53am -
  • M 3.8 - 3km SSE of Perry, Oklahoma
    ShakeMap - IV DYFI? - VTime2015-01-27 11:31:10 UTC2015-01-27 05:31:10 -06:00 at epicenterLocation36.262°N 97.269°WDepth3.73 km (2.32 mi)
    - 2 mins ago Jan 27 15, 6:51am -
  • M 2.1 - 68km ESE of Lakeview, Oregon
    Time2015-01-27 11:26:22 UTC2015-01-27 03:26:22 -08:00 at epicenterLocation41.857°N 119.653°WDepth8.65 km (5.37 mi)
    - 5 mins ago Jan 27 15, 6:48am -

Natural Disasters

Tropical Storms

  • Neoguri (08W) Tropical Storm - Pacific Ocean

    Neoguri (08W) Tropical Storm  - Pacific Ocean

    Neoguri (08W) Tropical Storm - Pacific Ocean, Date: 2014.07.04, Vertical wind speed: 13 Knots, Out wind speed: 55 Knots, Gust speed: 70 Knots, Wave height: 17 feet
    - Jul 4 14, 4:26am -
  • Douglas (04E) Tropical Depression - Pacific Ocean - East

    Douglas (04E) Tropical Depression  - Pacific Ocean - East

    Douglas (04E) Tropical Depression - Pacific Ocean - East, Date: 2014.07.04, Vertical wind speed: 4 Knots, Out wind speed: 30 Knots, Gust speed: 40 Knots, Wave height: 8 feet , Pressure: 1006 hPa
    - Jul 3 14, 11:16pm -
  • Arthur (AL01) Hurricane II. - Atlantic Ocean

    Arthur (AL01) Hurricane II. - Atlantic Ocean

    Arthur (AL01) Hurricane II. - Atlantic Ocean, Date: 2014.07.04, Vertical wind speed: 16 Knots, Out wind speed: 85 Knots, Gust speed: 105 Knots, Wave height: 23 feet , Pressure: 976 hPa
    - Jul 3 14, 11:13pm -