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Trainor Tight-lipped on Who New Track Is About
Trainor Tight-lipped on Who New Track Is AboutMusic newcomer Meghan Trainor says her new song 'Lips are Movin'' is about a real person but the singers lips are sealed on his identity. (Jan. 29) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smartu…
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ShowBiz Minute: Lohan, Campbell, Ghostbusters
ShowBiz Minute: Lohan, Campbell, GhostbustersProsecutor questions Lindsay Lohan's community service; Naomi Campbell steals show at couture show; 'Ghostbusters' cast set with McCarthy, Wiig, McKinnon, Jones. (jan. 29) Subscribe for more...…
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Measles Scare Sends 66 Calif. Students Home
Measles Scare Sends 66 Calif. Students HomeOfficials say 66 students at a Southern California high school have been told to stay home through the end of next week because they may have been exposed to measles and are not vaccinated....Fr…
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AP Top Stories January 29 A
AP Top Stories January 29 ASubscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Fire officials say one person is dead and at least four people have been injured in a massive, four-alarm fire at a residential...From:Assoc…
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Fugitive Treasure Hunter Caught in Florida
Fugitive Treasure Hunter Caught in FloridaA treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in US history was caught in West Palm Beach, Florida on Tuesday. An arrest warrant was issued...…
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Squatters Slow Detroit's Blight Busting Efforts
Squatters Slow Detroit's Blight Busting EffortsSquatters soon will have fewer housing options now that post-bankruptcy Detroit is getting serious about tearing down blighted structures. (Jan. 29) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smar…
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  • Brent oil up above $49 as investors look for rebound

    Brent oil up above $49 as investors look for rebound

    LONDON (Reuters) - Brent oil futures rose above $49 a barrel on Thursday as speculator buying on hopes for a price rebound offset data showing record-high U.S. crude stocks.
    - 1 hour ago Jan 29 15, 9:55am -
  • Russia warns West support for Kiev could lead to 'catastrophe'

    Russia warns West support for Kiev could lead to 'catastrophe'

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's envoy to the European security watchdog OSCE urged the United States and Europe on Thursday to stop supporting the "party of war" in Ukraine and warned "catastrophe" could result, Interfax news agency reported.
    - 2 hours ago Jan 29 15, 9:45am -
  • Islamic State purportedly sets new deadline for hostage swap

    Islamic State purportedly sets new deadline for hostage swap

    AMMAN/TOKYO (Reuters) - An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants said a Jordanian air force pilot also captured by the group would be killed unless a woman jailed in Jordan was released by sunset on Thur…
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  • U.S. jobless claims drop sharply to near 15-year low

    U.S. jobless claims drop sharply to near 15-year low

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits tumbled last week to its lowest level in nearly 15 years, adding to bullish signals on the labor market.
    - 2 hours ago Jan 29 15, 8:55am -
  • Lawmakers seek to end restrictions on travel to Cuba

    Lawmakers seek to end restrictions on travel to Cuba

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight Republican and Democratic senators will introduce legislation on Thursday to end restrictions on U.S. citizens' travel to Cuba, the first effort in Congress toward ending the U.S. embargo since President Barack Obama move…
    - 3 hours ago Jan 29 15, 8:45am -
  • Malaysia declares MH370 an 'accident', airline to proceed with compensation

    Malaysia declares MH370 an 'accident', airline to proceed with compensation

    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia declared on Thursday the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to victims' relatives while the search for the plane goes on.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 29 15, 8:40am -
  • Israel, Hezbollah signal their flare-up is over

    Israel, Hezbollah signal their flare-up is over

    JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel and Hezbollah signaled on Thursday their rare flare-up in fighting across the Israel-Lebanon border was over, after the Lebanese guerrillas killed two Israeli troops in retaliation for a deadly air strike in Syria…
    - 3 hours ago Jan 29 15, 8:38am -
  • Ford profit beats estimates, but European outlook worsens

    Ford profit beats estimates, but European outlook worsens

    DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Thursday said it would keep relying on North America for its profit this year as the No. 2 U.S. automaker signaled that losses in Europe would be more than previously forecast.
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  • Alibaba quarterly revenue disappoints, shares fall

    Alibaba quarterly revenue disappoints, shares fall

    (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's quarterly revenue fell short of analysts' expectations, showing signs of a slowdown in the Chinese e-commerce company's scorching growth.
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  • Time Warner Cable continues to lose video subscribers

    Time Warner Cable continues to lose video subscribers

    (Reuters) - Time Warner Cable Inc , the second-largest U.S. cable TV operator, reported lower-than-expected revenue as more customers switch to internet streaming services offered by companies such as Netflix Inc .
    - 3 hours ago Jan 29 15, 7:51am -
  • Obama budget to propose spending lift for military, domestic programs

    Obama budget to propose spending lift for military, domestic programs

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's budget will call for an increase in domestic and military spending that would end spending caps known as "sequestration," a White House official said, setting up a new source of conflict with Republican…
    - 5 hours ago Jan 29 15, 6:03am -
  • Samsung Elec's smartphone primacy under threat from Apple after weak Q4

    Samsung Elec's smartphone primacy under threat from Apple after weak Q4

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is closer to losing its crown as global smartphone leader after posting a plunge in quarterly mobile earnings on Thursday, a day after rival Apple Inc reported the biggest profit in corporate history.…
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  • Pentagon official urges NATO to focus on innovative weapons

    Pentagon official urges NATO to focus on innovative weapons

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work on Wednesday urged NATO allies to develop and make more innovative weapons, and said bold action was needed to stay ahead of rapid weapons development by China, Russia and other countri…
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  • Facebook tops Wall Street revenue target in fourth quarter

    Facebook tops Wall Street revenue target in fourth quarter

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's revenue grew 49 percent in the fourth quarter, as mobile advertising growth helped the world's largest Internet social network beat Wall Street's targets for earnings and sales.
    - 15 hours ago Jan 28 15, 8:23pm -
  • Rohingya refugees say traffickers in Malaysia abuse and kill

    Rohingya refugees say traffickers in Malaysia abuse and kill

    BUKIT MERTAJAM, Malaysia (Reuters) - Abul Kassim, a Rohingya asylum seeker, was snatched from his home in the northern Malaysian state of Penang on Jan. 12. The next morning, his beaten and bloodied body was found.
    - 16 hours ago Jan 28 15, 7:09pm -
  • Samsung Electronics fourth-quarter profit down 36 percent on year, in line with guidance

    Samsung Electronics fourth-quarter profit down 36 percent on year, in line with guidance

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday that October-December profit fell 36 percent from a year earlier, confirming the firm's first annual earnings decline in three years.
    - 16 hours ago Jan 28 15, 6:53pm -
  • Two Israeli soldiers, U.N. peacekeeper killed in Israel-Hezbollah violence

    Two Israeli soldiers, U.N. peacekeeper killed in Israel-Hezbollah violence

    JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish peacekeeper were killed on Wednesday in an exchange of fire between Hezbollah and Israel, one of the most violent clashes between the two sides since a 2006 war.
    - 17 hours ago Jan 28 15, 6:42pm -
  • Qualcomm says key customer passed on new chip, stock drops

    Qualcomm says key customer passed on new chip, stock drops

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc reduced its outlook for fiscal 2015, saying it expects its newest Snapdragon mobile chip will not be used in a major customer's flagship smartphone, sending its shares lower.
    - 17 hours ago Jan 28 15, 6:33pm -
  • Jordan prisoner swap on hold, fate of Japanese IS hostage unclear

    Jordan prisoner swap on hold, fate of Japanese IS hostage unclear

    AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan said on Wednesday it had received no assurance that one of its pilots captured by Islamic State insurgents was safe and that it would go ahead with a proposed prisoner swap only if he was freed.
    - 17 hours ago Jan 28 15, 6:14pm -
  • Air Force picks Boeing 747-8 to replace Air Force One

    Air Force picks Boeing 747-8 to replace Air Force One

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force said on Wednesday it would use Boeing Co's commercial 747-8 airliner to replace its current fleet of two Air Force One presidential aircraft, one of the most visible symbols of the United States.
    - 17 hours ago Jan 28 15, 6:02pm -

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  • Zombie or miracle, Florida cat claws his way back from the dead

    Zombie or miracle, Florida cat claws his way back from the dead

    TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) - A cat in Florida is on the mend after clawing his way back from the dead, surfacing five days after he was hit by a car and buried for dead, according to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.
    - 19 hours ago Jan 28 15, 4:40pm -
  • Unions turn lights off on French prime minister

    Unions turn lights off on French prime minister

    PARIS (Reuters) - An inquiry was under way on Wednesday after French trade unionists turned the lights off on a keynote speech by Prime Minister Manuel Valls in protest at planned energy reforms.
    - 23 hours ago Jan 28 15, 12:44pm -
  • Mr Incredible convicted of attacking Batgirl on Hollywood Boulevard

    Mr Incredible convicted of attacking Batgirl on Hollywood Boulevard

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man who dresses as the comic superhero Mr. Incredible has been sentenced to 3 years probation after pleading guilty to attacking a woman costumed as Batgirl in a Hollywood Boulevard turf dispute, prosecutors said on Tuesday.…
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  • Voodoo queen cemetery in New Orleans to restrict access after vandalism

    Voodoo queen cemetery in New Orleans to restrict access after vandalism

    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New Orleans' oldest cemetery will soon be closed to visitors without an official escort or familial ties to the deceased, the result of a spate of vandalism that has included the tomb of voodoo queen Marie Laveau.
    - 2 days ago Jan 27 15, 2:58pm -
  • Original Wells Fargo bank site in San Francisco robbed of Gold Rush-era nuggets

    Original Wells Fargo bank site in San Francisco robbed of Gold Rush-era nuggets

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Three bandits wearing ski masks crashed a stolen SUV into the Wells Fargo History Museum in San Francisco early on Tuesday and held a security guard at gunpoint before making off with a display of gold nuggets from the 19th…
    - 2 days ago Jan 27 15, 2:53pm -
  • Mississippi collector's quirky Elvis shrine up for auction

    Mississippi collector's quirky Elvis shrine up for auction

    JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) - The estate of an eccentric Elvis Presley memorabilia collector who for more than two decades offered tours of his Mississippi house at any time day or night will be auctioned on Saturday, his attorney said.
    - 2 days ago Jan 27 15, 1:51pm -
  • China police suspended after dining on enormous salamander

    China police suspended after dining on enormous salamander

    BEIJING (Reuters) - The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen suspended 14 police officers and put a police chief under investigation on Tuesday on suspicion of feasting on an endangered giant salamander, state media reported.
    - 2 days ago Jan 27 15, 8:50am -
  • 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.
    - 2 days 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…
    - 3 days 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…
    - 3 days ago Jan 26 15, 8:29am -
  • Iowa billboard mannequin startles motorists, loses job

    Iowa billboard mannequin startles motorists, loses job

    (Reuters) - A car dealer is taking down an oversized mannequin that had been placed atop a roadside billboard advertisement in rural Iowa after a number of alarmed drivers called the 911 emergency number to report a man who looked like he was going t…
    - 6 days ago Jan 23 15, 2:48pm -
  • Death by chocolate: a problem for bears in New Hampshire

    Death by chocolate: a problem for bears in New Hampshire

    BOSTON (Reuters) - New Hampshire wildlife officials are drawing up a proposal to curb the use of chocolate as bait by hunters seeking to draw black bears out of the woods after four of the wild animals were found dead at a trapping site from an overd…
    - 7 days ago Jan 22 15, 2:57pm -
  • Singapore smoker fined $15,000 for throwing butts out of window

    Singapore smoker fined $15,000 for throwing butts out of window

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has fined a smoker S$19,800 ($15,000) for throwing cigarette butts out of his flat window, the National Environment Agency said, the highest ever such fine.
    - 7 days ago Jan 22 15, 3:54am -
  • Activists arrested after dousing Lenin's tomb with holy water

    Activists arrested after dousing Lenin's tomb with holy water

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two performance artists were arrested after pouring holy water on the Red Square tomb of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin and shouting "Rise and be gone!", Russian media reported.
    - 9 days ago Jan 20 15, 12:19pm -
  • Israeli selfie from Miss Universe contest causes stir in Lebanon

    Israeli selfie from Miss Universe contest causes stir in Lebanon

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Israeli beauty queen's selfie has caused a stir in Lebanon, with some Lebanese saying their country's contestant at the Miss Universe pageant should be stripped of her title for consorting with the enemy.
    - 11 days ago Jan 18 15, 8:52am -
  • Indian censor official quits over spiritual leader's Bollywood dreams

    Indian censor official quits over spiritual leader's Bollywood dreams

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An Indian film that features a self-styled spiritual leader in jewel-studded costume riding motorbikes and sending the bad guys flying has prompted the chief of the country's censor panel to quit, citing government interference.…
    - 13 days ago Jan 16 15, 8:21am -
  • Seattle Seahawks-loving city manager bans cheese ahead of Green Bay Packers game

    Seattle Seahawks-loving city manager bans cheese ahead of Green Bay Packers game

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - In a friendly slap at Green Bay Packers fans, popularly known as "cheeseheads," the manager of a city near Seattle has banned cheese in municipal headquarters before Sunday's NFL playoff game between the Packers and Seattle Seahaw…
    - 14 days ago Jan 15 15, 8:08pm -
  • Eight-foot alligator found at L.A. home suspected of eating cats

    Eight-foot alligator found at L.A. home suspected of eating cats

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An 8-foot alligator was found next to the carcasses of two cats in the back yard of a suburban Los Angeles home where the reptile had been living illegally since the 1970s, authorities said on Thursday.
    - 14 days ago Jan 15 15, 7:34pm -
  • 'Thumbs up' robber recognizes clerk, gives Colorado store a pass

    'Thumbs up' robber recognizes clerk, gives Colorado store a pass

    DENVER (Reuters) - Police in Colorado are hunting a hooded man who was about to rob a convenience store but stopped after recognizing the clerk and then gave the startled employee a cheery thumbs-up.
    - 14 days ago Jan 15 15, 1:06pm -
  • Night lines banned at shops in some Venezuela states; scarcity persists

    Night lines banned at shops in some Venezuela states; scarcity persists

    CARACAS (Reuters) - Governors in three Venezuelan states have banned overnight queuing amid huge and sometimes rowdy lines around shops across the scarcity-plagued country.
    - 15 days ago Jan 14 15, 3:50pm -

Life Hacker

  • The Best Ways to Deal With Hunger on a Diet

    The Best Ways to Deal With Hunger on a Diet

    When you're on a diet, it's not a question of "if" but "when" you'll be hungry. Here are some ways to keep hunger at bay and continue your progress.Read more...
    - 2 hours ago Jan 29 15, 9:00am -
  • Chrome for Android Beta Brings Pull-to-Refresh to All Websites

    Chrome for Android Beta Brings Pull-to-Refresh to All Websites

    Android: Once you experience pull-to-refresh in apps like Twitter or Facebook, it's hard to imagine life without it. The latest Chrome beta for Android brings this feature to every website you visit.Read more...
    - 3 hours ago Jan 29 15, 8:30am -
  • Add To Your Flash Storage Collection with This Huge Sony Sale

    Add To Your Flash Storage Collection with This Huge Sony Sale

    You can never have too much flash storage lying around, and Amazon's discounting a nice collection of Sony SD cards, MicroSD cards, and flash drives, today only. The prices are all great, but the Android compatible flash drives are probably the mo…
    - 3 hours ago Jan 29 15, 8:30am -
  • What's The Best Personal Finance Book?

    What's The Best Personal Finance Book?

    Personal finance can be a pretty daunting topic. Saving, budgeting, investing—it seems easy, but if it were, everyone would do it and no one would struggle with finances. This week, we want to make it easier, with some good books to read on the t…
    - 3 hours ago Jan 29 15, 8:00am -
  • Outlook Comes to Android and iOS, Office for Android Leaves Preview

    Outlook Comes to Android and iOS, Office for Android Leaves Preview

    Android/iOS: In the middle of the night, Microsoft dropped some excellent news. Outlook has finally arrived on Android and iOS. As a bonus, Microsoft Office for Android tablets is out of beta preview and releasing on time.Read more...
    - 4 hours ago Jan 29 15, 7:30am -
  • How to Read Your Investment Statements (and Actually Understand Them)

    How to Read Your Investment Statements (and Actually Understand Them)

    You probably have money invested in a 401k or IRA, but maybe you have no idea how to actually read your investment statements. There are a lot of confusing numbers and jargon that go into a portfolio. Here's a handy guide to help you decode it.Rea…
    - 4 hours ago Jan 29 15, 7:00am -
  • The Binary Rain Desktop

    The Binary Rain Desktop

    Reader Richard's desktop is playful and functional, but also has tools on the desktop to help him get right to work when he needs to. Here's how he set it all up. Read more...
    - 15 hours ago Jan 28 15, 8:00pm -
  • Hopper Notifies You of Airfare Price Drops on Your iPhone

    Hopper Notifies You of Airfare Price Drops on Your iPhone

    iOS: Hopper is an awesome site that helps you plan ahead on airfaire deals , but the new iOS app takes it a step further, notifying you of price drops and letting you know when to buy.Read more...
    - 16 hours ago Jan 28 15, 7:00pm -
  • Take on the Tasks You Dread with a Concurrent Reward System

    Take on the Tasks You Dread with a Concurrent Reward System

    Rewards are a great way to get yourself to do the things you don't want to do. Some tasks are just too dreadful or boring, though, and you need something to make even starting them worthwhile. Concurrent rewards can help.Read more...
    - 17 hours ago Jan 28 15, 6:00pm -
  • Turn a Mechanical Pencil Into a Precision Solder Dispenser

    Turn a Mechanical Pencil Into a Precision Solder Dispenser

    Soldering is an easy skill to learn , but it can also be easy to mess up when you're working on really small items. To give yourself a little more control, you can turn a mechanical pencil into a simple precision dispenser.Read more...
    - 18 hours ago Jan 28 15, 5:30pm -
  • Deadspin How To Hit On Girls In The Club (Or Not) | Gizmodo We're in a Technological Arms Race with

    Deadspin How To Hit On Girls In The Club (Or Not) | Gizmodo We're in a Technological Arms Race with

    Deadspin How To Hit On Girls In The Club (Or Not) | Gizmodo We're in a Technological Arms Race with Bears for Our Food | io9 The Difference Between A Great Twist And A Mediocre Twist | Jalopnik This Is Exactly How Insane The Collector Car Market…
    - 18 hours ago Jan 28 15, 5:25pm -
  • Most Popular Online Presentation Creation Tool: Prezi

    Most Popular Online Presentation Creation Tool: Prezi

    Building a great presentation doesn't mean downloading a huge office suite. You have tons of options that are always-online, let you collaborate with others, and even break the slide deck mold. Last week we asked for your faves , then looked at the…
    - 18 hours ago Jan 28 15, 5:15pm -
  • Behind the App: The Story of HabitRPG

    Behind the App: The Story of HabitRPG

    What if you approached your life like a video game, treating your tasks as monsters to be battled and your daily goals as quests? That's the idea behind HabitRPG, a site and community designed to be a role playing game for your to-do list.Read mor…
    - 18 hours ago Jan 28 15, 5:00pm -
  • Clear Out Your Overwhelmed Email Inbox with the Nuclear Option

    Clear Out Your Overwhelmed Email Inbox with the Nuclear Option

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. If you've tried a bunch of different strategies to get your inbox under control with no success, it might be better to start with a clean slate.Read more...
    - 19 hours ago Jan 28 15, 4:36pm -
  • Set Dock Magnification to a Keyboard Shortcut in OS X

    Set Dock Magnification to a Keyboard Shortcut in OS X

    Magnifying the icons in your Dock on mouseover is great, but you might not want to have the feature on all the time. How-To Geek points out that you can set it up so you only trigger the magnification with a keystroke. Read more...
    - 19 hours ago Jan 28 15, 4:00pm -
  • Use a Raspberry Pi as a Tor/VPN Router for Anonymous Browsing

    Use a Raspberry Pi as a Tor/VPN Router for Anonymous Browsing

    We've shown you how to use a Raspberry Pi as both a Tor proxy and a personal VPN , but Make shows off how to do both in one unit for truly anonymous browsing everywhere.Read more...
    - 20 hours ago Jan 28 15, 3:30pm -
  • Bone Broth Won't Boost Your Immunity (but It Still Makes Great Soup)

    Bone Broth Won't Boost Your Immunity (but It Still Makes Great Soup)

    Boil meat bones for hours and you'll get a delicious clear-brown liquid that you could use to make soup or, if you believe the hype, drink for its health benefits. But will it really make your hair shiny, fight inflammation, and infuse more collage…
    - 20 hours ago Jan 28 15, 3:00pm -

Law and Disorder

Over at the Courthouse...

  • Barred Futures TraderNailed Again by CFTC
         Two Southern Californians swiped $300,000 from customers through "illegal, off-exchange" commodities trades, and one already had been barred from the industry "for cheating and defrauding customers," the CFTC says in court.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 29 15, 8:36am -
  • Nervous California Growers SeeNo Relief From Multi-Year Drought
         Public agencies in California that contract with the state for water can expect more water than last year, but the drought remains dire for farmers who are barely hanging onto their crops.
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  • Bicycle-Riding Incident Gets Out of Hand
         An irate Nevadan stuck a gun in the mouth of a neighbor whose son used his driveway to turn around on his bicycle, the boy's father claims in court.
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  • NorCal Mayor Says Builders PAC Defamed Her
         The former mayor of a Northern California town sued the Region Builders Political Action Committee, claiming it defamed her in an ad that cost her the 2014 election.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 29 15, 8:36am -
  • State Orders Cemetery to Clean up Its Act
         Missouri's attorney general claims cemetery owners let their place run to seed and charged families as much as $18,000 to disinter their loved ones to be moved.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 29 15, 8:36am -
  • Rick Perry Pugnacious as Case Grinds On
         Calling it a "criminalization of politics," former Governor Rick Perry on Wednesday vowed to continue fighting, the day after a judge refused to toss out his two-count felony indictment.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 29 15, 8:36am -
  • Feds Claim EmbezzlersKept It in the Family
         Four Southern California union members kept their $900,000 embezzlement from the union in the family, federal prosecutors say in a 40-count indictment.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 29 15, 8:36am -
  • 1,700 Pigs Die of Suffocation
         A pork company and its insurer sued a South Dakota farm and a tech company, blaming them for the deaths of more than 1,700 pigs who suffocated.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 29 15, 8:36am -
  • Death-Row Inmate Files Last-Minute Appeal
         A Texas inmate scheduled to die by lethal injection today asked a federal judge to spare his life until prison officials produce evidence their drugs will not cause him "excruciating pain."
    - 3 hours ago Jan 29 15, 8:36am -
  • McDonnell Asks Court for More Latitude on Appeal
         Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell began the process of appealing his corruption convictions Wednesday by asking the court for expanded word limits and extended argument time to make his case.
    - 18 hours ago Jan 28 15, 4:57pm -
  • Plaintiffs Sanctioned For Lack of Pre-Suit Research
         A federal judge found that plaintiffs in a racial discrimination case against a Virginia school attorney failed to adequately investigate their claims before they filed their lawsuit.
    - 19 hours ago Jan 28 15, 3:53pm -
  • Big Pharma Securities
         A federal judge dismissed two securities complaints against Genzyme-successor Sanofi regarding statements about the multiple sclerosis drug Lemtrada.
    - 19 hours ago Jan 28 15, 3:51pm -
  • Aaron Hernandez Murder Trial Kicks Off
         Aaron Hernandez's murder trial is set to kick off Thursday, just days before the Super Bowl pits his former New England Patriots against the Seattle Seahawks.
    - 20 hours ago Jan 28 15, 3:40pm -
  • Supreme Court Stays Oklahoma Executions
         The Supreme Court on Wednesday delayed the scheduled execution of three death-row inmates in Oklahoma, pending the outcome of a hearing before the justices in late April.
    - 20 hours ago Jan 28 15, 2:57pm -
  • Woman Can't Scrub Arrest From the Internet
         A newspaper that reported on a drug arrest later erased from the legal record is not liable for refusing to update its coverage, the 2nd Circuit ruled Wednesday.
    - 21 hours ago Jan 28 15, 2:32pm -
  • Xerox Employee's Ex Loses Beneficiary Status
         A man who wanted his son, not his ex, to benefit from his Xerox retirement plan achieved that result with just a phone call, the 9th Circuit ruled Wednesday.
    - 22 hours ago Jan 28 15, 1:43pm -
  • Estate Battle Rekindles Corruption Claims
         A Florida lawyer claims he has new evidence that Panamanian Supreme Court justices were bribed into stripping him of control over a $150 million estate.
    - 22 hours ago Jan 28 15, 1:36pm -
  • Rock Promoter in $300M Fraud Case Denied Bail
         A former rock-concert promoter extradited from Brazil to face a $300 million investment fraud charge was denied bail Wednesday in Florida.
    - 22 hours ago Jan 28 15, 1:11pm -
  • Fired Christian Says He Was Speaking in Tongues
         Speaking in tongues at a blaspheming co-worker cost a Queens man his job as a city environmental protection officer, a $2 million federal complaint alleges.
    - 23 hours ago Jan 28 15, 12:35pm -
  • Author Violated Divorce Deal to Write About Son
         A New York author violated her divorce agreement when she wrote about her autistic adult son, a state appeals court ruled.
    - 23 hours ago Jan 28 15, 12:35pm -
  • Family Says Shelter Dog-Napped Their Cocker
         The owners of Beau, a pure bred Cocker Spaniel, say a veterinarian told them their beloved pet died following surgery when in fact he conspired with others to put the dog up for sale on the Internet.
    - 1 day ago Jan 28 15, 10:46am -
  • Fight Over Luxury Mexican Resort Lands in NY
         An heir to Mexico's five-star Capella Pedregal Resort filed a federal action in New York over Cargill's "illegal takeover" of the family business.
    - 1 day ago Jan 28 15, 9:17am -
  • Georgia Execution
         Convicted killer Warren Lee Hill was executed in Georgia on Tuesday night after just two U.S. Supreme Court justices said they would grant a stay.
    - 1 day ago Jan 28 15, 8:33am -
  • Former Vandy Players Convicted of Rape
         Two former Vanderbilt Commodores football players were convicted Tuesday for a 2013 rape and will likely be sentenced to decades in prison.
    - 1 day ago Jan 28 15, 7:23am -

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Day in pictures: 28 January 2015
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Shetland celebrates Up Helly Aa
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VIDEO: Attenborough's Paradise Birds
VIDEO: Attenborough's Paradise Birds
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Day in pictures: 27 January 2015
Day in pictures: 27 January 2015
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Out of this World

  • Robonaut’s Legs Powered Up, Station Lowers Orbit

    Robonaut’s Legs Powered Up, Station Lowers Orbit

    The Expedition 42 crew worked Wednesday with fruit flies, a humanoid robot and a Dragon spacecraft. Also, Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicle-5 fired its engines for nearly five minutes, slightly lowering the station’s orbit to prepare for an upc…
    - 17 hours ago Jan 28 15, 6:25pm -
  • Virts and Wilmore Preparing for Trio of Spacewalks

    Virts and Wilmore Preparing for Trio of Spacewalks

    NASA astronauts Terry Virts and Barry Wilmore are getting a pair of U.S. spacesuits ready for a set of spacewalks beginning in February. Throughout Tuesday in the Quest airlock, they recharged suit batteries and checked out fans and other suit compon…
    - 2 days ago Jan 27 15, 4:38pm -
  • 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…
    - 3 days 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…
    - 6 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…
    - 7 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)…
    - 8 days ago Jan 21 15, 4:28pm -
  • 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 14 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.
    - 15 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…
    - 15 days ago Jan 14 15, 2:54pm -

Daily Dose of Cute

Useless Fact of the Day

Today's Birthday

Today in History

  • January 29, 1936: U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame elects first members
    On January 29, 1936, the U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame elects its first members in Cooperstown, New York: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Matthewson and Walter Johnson.The Hall of Fame actually had its beginnings in 1935, when plans were mad…
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Today's Political Cartoon

Awful Pun Du Jour

A Word. A Day.

  • metastasize
    1. To spread or escalate in an undesirable manner. 2. (Of a cancer) To spread to other parts of the body.
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Today's Slang

  • Monogamy Parade

    Monogamy Parade

    A time in which one person gains a mate and his friends out of jealousy or any other reason, also find a mate.Oh God, Mark has a girlfriend. Here come the Monogamy Parade
    - 8 hours ago Jan 29 15, 3:00am -
  • inappropriate selfie

    inappropriate selfie

    When someone or a group of people decide to take a selfie at the absolute wrong moment in time. Like at a funeral or during intercourse.Girl 1: OH MY GOD! Did you see that selfie of the two of them at that funeral!?!Girl 2: I know! I can't bel…
    - 1 day ago Jan 28 15, 3:00am -
  • 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
    - 2 days ago Jan 27 15, 3:00am -
  • 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.
    - 4 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…
    - 5 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.
    - 6 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…
    - 7 days ago Jan 22 15, 3:00am -

This Day in Music

  • On this Day January 28, 1994
    Paul and Linda McCartney attended the premiere of Wayne's World II in London. The couple then went on to Hard Rock Cafe, where the film star Mike Myers presented them with a cheque for LIPA (the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) for £25,000 (…
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  • On this Day January 28, 1985
    The recording took place for We Are The World the US equivalent of Band Aid at A&M Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie the all star cast included Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, B…
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  • On this Day January 28, 1984
    Frankie Goes To Hollywood started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Relax!' BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read expressed on air his distaste for both the record's suggestive sleeve and its lyrics, he announced his refusal to play the record…
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  • On this Day January 28, 1984

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  • On this Day January 28, 1977
    Pink Floyd's tenth studio album 'Animals' entered the UK charts at #2. The sleeve concept was that of Roger Waters, who lived at the time near Clapham Common, and regularly drove past Battersea Power Station. A view of the imposing but disused former…
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  • On this Day January 28, 1968
    Jim Morrison of The Doors was arrested and charged with public drunkenness after harassing a security guard at a Las Vegas adult movie theatre.
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  • On this Day January 28, 1965
    The Who made their first appearance on UK TV show Ready Steady Go! To project the desired image, the hand-picked audience consisted only of teens dressed in the current Mod fashion.
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  • On this Day January 28, 1956
    Elvis Presley (with Scotty Moore and Bill Black), made his first National Television appearance on the Dorsey brother's "Stage Show". It was the first of six appearances on the show and the first of eight performances recorded and broadcast from CBS…
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Today's Trivia Test

  • Trivia of the Day for Thursday

    Trivia of the Day for Thursday

    The Union ironclad, Monitor, was the first U.S. ship to have a flush toilet. The U.S. city with the highest rate of lightning strikes per capita is Clearwater, Florida. Kitsap County, Washington, was originally called Slaughter County, and the first…
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  • Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

    Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

    In the wild, orcas are thought to live to seventy or eighty years of age. There is some evidence that females live longer than males, and the average life expectancy of male orcas is around forty to fifty years. John … Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago Jan 28 15, 7:30am -
  • Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

    Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

    At an NOAA conference in 1972, Roxcy Bolton proposed naming hurricanes after Senators instead of women. She also preferred “him-i-canes.” For one day in 1998, Topeka, Kansas, renamed itself “ToPikachu” to mark Pokemon’s U.S. debut. Horses c…
    - 2 days ago Jan 27 15, 1:30pm -
  • 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 →
    - 3 days 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 4 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 →
    - 5 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…
    - 6 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 →
    - 7 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 ……
    - 8 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 →
    - 9 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 →
    - 10 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…
    - 11 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…
    - 12 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 →
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Funny Quote of the Day

  • Henny Youngman
    "I told the doctor I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places."
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  • Groucho Marx
    "A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five."
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  • 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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Brainy Quote of the Day

  • H. G. Wells
    "If you fell down yesterday, stand up today."
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  • Helen Keller
    "Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood."
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  • 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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Wright Better

  • Do-gooder Is Not a Positive Term

    Do-gooder Is Not a Positive Term

    A reader questions the positive use of the epithet do-gooder: One use of the language that disturbs me is the use by my local paper of the term “Do-gooder” [to refer] to people who are indeed doing good deeds by helping or contributing.--> Get ac…
    - 12 hours ago Jan 28 15, 11:17pm -
  • Empathize vs. Sympathize

    Empathize vs. Sympathize

    A reader says: I've always been confused on how to use [the words empathize and sympathize] in proper context.--> Get access to 300+ interactive grammar exercises! Click here to start your free trial!
    - 1 day ago Jan 27 15, 11:38pm -
  • 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…
    - 3 days 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…
    - 4 days 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…
    - 5 days ago Jan 24 15, 11:03pm -

Earth Science Picture of the Day

Orion the Hunter
Orion the Hunter
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Ice Crystal Collection from the French Alps
Ice Crystal Collection from the French Alps
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Paracas National Reserve, Peru
Paracas National Reserve, Peru
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Empty Quarter Dunes
Empty Quarter Dunes
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Volcan Copahue
Volcan Copahue
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Shimmer Tree
Shimmer Tree
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Earthquakes

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
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  • 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 -