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NASA Holds Memorial to Remember Astronauts
NASA Holds Memorial to Remember AstronautsNASA is remembering 17 astronauts who were killed in the line of duty and dozens more who have died since the agency's beginning. A remembrance ceremony was held Thursday at NASA's Marshall ...Fr…
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Katy Perry Avoids Fines, Touts Halftime Show
Katy Perry Avoids Fines, Touts Halftime ShowJoking she showed up so she wouldn't get fined, Katy Perry promised nothing about her Super Bowl halftime show will be deflated and also teased the performance will feature a 'lion and sharks.'...…
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Raw: 'Suge' Knight Turns Himself In
Raw: 'Suge' Knight Turns Himself InAuthorities say Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight turned himself in early Friday in connection with a hit-and-run incident that left one man dead and another injured. (Jan. 30)...From:Asso…
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Atty: Suge Knight Behind Wheel in Deadly Crash
Atty: Suge Knight Behind Wheel in Deadly CrashA lawyer for Marion "Suge" Knight says the Death Row Records founder was driving a car that struck two men, killing one, in Compton, California on Thursday night. Police are investigating....…
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AP Top Stories January 30 A
AP Top Stories January 30 ASubscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Here's the latest news for Friday, January 30th: Marion "Suge" Knight turns self into authorities; Senate approves Keystone...From:Associate…
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Raw: Police Storm Studio Held Up by Armed Man
Raw: Police Storm Studio Held Up by Armed ManPolice arrested a 19-year-old gunman stormed into the headquarters of Netherlands national broadcaster NOS on Thursday, demanding airtime. (Jan. 29) Subscribe for more Breaking News: ...From:…
- 1 hour ago Jan 30 15, 7:45am -

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  • MasterCard's quarterly profit rises 29 percent

    MasterCard's quarterly profit rises 29 percent

    (Reuters) - MasterCard Inc , the world's second-largest debit and credit card company, posted a 29 percent rise in quarterly profit as customers swiped their cards more often.
    - 48 mins ago Jan 30 15, 8:11am -
  • Egypt's Sisi cuts short Ethiopia visit after 30 killed in Sinai

    Egypt's Sisi cuts short Ethiopia visit after 30 killed in Sinai

    CAIRO/ISMAILIA (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi cut short a visit to Ethiopia for an African Union summit on Friday, after Islamic State's Egyptian wing claimed the killing of at least 30 security personnel in the Sinai Peninsula.…
    - 49 mins ago Jan 30 15, 8:10am -
  • Islamic State attacks near Kirkuk, bombs kill 18 in Baghdad

    Islamic State attacks near Kirkuk, bombs kill 18 in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants struck at Kurdish forces southwest of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday morning, while bombs in Baghdad and Samarra killed at least 21 people, security and medical sources said.
    - 1 hour ago Jan 30 15, 7:45am -
  • Printer maker Xerox's profit beats Street on lower costs

    Printer maker Xerox's profit beats Street on lower costs

    (Reuters) - Xerox Corp , best known for its printers and copiers, reported a slightly better-than-expected quarterly profit as expenses declined 4 percent.
    - 1 hour ago Jan 30 15, 7:40am -
  • Japan, Jordan seek news on fate of Islamic State captives

    Japan, Jordan seek news on fate of Islamic State captives

    AMMAN/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and Jordan scrambled on Friday to find out what had happened to two of their nationals being held by Islamic State, after a deadline passed for the release of a would-be suicide bomber being held on death row in Amman.…
    - 2 hours ago Jan 30 15, 7:28am -
  • Oil rises, but set for record run of monthly falls

    Oil rises, but set for record run of monthly falls

    LONDON (Reuters) - Oil rose above $49 a barrel on Friday, supported by renewed violence in Iraq but with a persistent global supply glut keeping the market on course for a seventh straight month of declines, its longest bear run on record.
    - 2 hours ago Jan 30 15, 6:38am -
  • Philippine leader vows justice for police but warns on anger

    Philippine leader vows justice for police but warns on anger

    MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Friday promised justice for 44 policemen killed in a clash with Muslim rebels but, underscoring his calls for the violence not to derail peace efforts, warned against an angry response to the…
    - 2 hours ago Jan 30 15, 6:37am -
  • South Africa's 'Prime Evil' apartheid killer freed on parole

    South Africa's 'Prime Evil' apartheid killer freed on parole

    PRETORIA (Reuters) - Apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed 'Prime Evil' for his role in the torture and murder of scores of black South African activists in the 1980s and early 1990s, was granted parole on Friday after more than 20 year…
    - 3 hours ago Jan 30 15, 6:07am -
  • Rebel envoy says traveling to Minsk for talks with Russia, Ukraine, OSCE

    Rebel envoy says traveling to Minsk for talks with Russia, Ukraine, OSCE

    KIEV (Reuters) - A representative of pro-Russian rebels said on Friday he was traveling to the Belarussian capital Minsk for talks with envoys from Kiev, Moscow and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, a separatist news agency rep…
    - 4 hours ago Jan 30 15, 5:12am -
  • Romney to provide update to supporters on potential 2016 run

    Romney to provide update to supporters on potential 2016 run

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Mitt Romney is to give an update to his supporters on Friday on whether he should run for president a third time in 2016 amid signs he has yet to convince some financial backers as to why he should take the plunge ag…
    - 5 hours ago Jan 30 15, 3:56am -
  • AWS move, disclosure suggest Amazon yielding more to Wall Street

    AWS move, disclosure suggest Amazon yielding more to Wall Street

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - After years of giving investors the cold shoulder, Amazon.com Inc is starting to warm up to Wall Street.
    - 5 hours ago Jan 30 15, 3:52am -
  • Exclusive: U.S. armed drone program in Yemen facing intelligence gaps

    Exclusive: U.S. armed drone program in Yemen facing intelligence gaps

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is facing increasing difficulty acquiring intelligence needed to run its stealth drone program in Yemen, undermining a campaign against the most lethal branch of al Qaeda after Houthi rebels seized control of…
    - 9 hours ago Jan 29 15, 11:51pm -
  • Babies found alive in rubble after truck blast rips through Mexico hospital

    Babies found alive in rubble after truck blast rips through Mexico hospital

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A gas truck explosion ripped through a maternity hospital on the western edge of Mexico City on Thursday, killing one woman and two children and injuring dozens, authorities said, with several babies found alive in the rubble.…
    - 11 hours ago Jan 29 15, 10:18pm -
  • Google fourth-quarter revenue misses Wall Street target

    Google fourth-quarter revenue misses Wall Street target

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc's revenue grew 15 percent in the fourth quarter but fell short of Wall Street's target on declining online ad prices and unfavorable foreign exchange rates.
    - 11 hours ago Jan 29 15, 9:46pm -
  • Obama budget seeks boost for military, domestic programs

    Obama budget seeks boost for military, domestic programs

    PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will call for a 7 percent rise in U.S. domestic and military spending in his budget that would end caps known as "sequestration," the White House said on Thursday, setting up a new conflict with Republi…
    - 12 hours ago Jan 29 15, 8:57pm -
  • Hopes of return muted in devastated Syrian Kurdish town

    Hopes of return muted in devastated Syrian Kurdish town

    KOBANI, Syria (Reuters) - Sheets meant to hide residents from snipers' sights still hang over streets in the Syrian border town of Kobani, and its shattered buildings and cratered roads suggest those who fled are unlikely to return soon.
    - 13 hours ago Jan 29 15, 8:10pm -
  • U.S. lawmakers seek to end restrictions on travel to Cuba

    U.S. lawmakers seek to end restrictions on travel to Cuba

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight Republican and Democratic U.S. senators introduced legislation on Thursday to repeal all restrictions on U.S. citizens' travel to Cuba, the first step in Congress toward ending the U.S. embargo since President Barack Obam…
    - 15 hours ago Jan 29 15, 6:10pm -

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  • Canadian man loses appeal on missing lotto jackpot by 7 seconds

    Canadian man loses appeal on missing lotto jackpot by 7 seconds

    TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian man who was denied part of a C$27 million jackpot because he missed the deadline to buy the ticket by seven seconds has lost his appeal to get the money.
    - 21 hours ago Jan 29 15, 11:55am -
  • 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.
    - 2 days 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.
    - 2 days 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.…
    - 3 days ago Jan 27 15, 3:10pm -
  • 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.
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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.
    - 3 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.
    - 3 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.
    - 3 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 7 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…
    - 8 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.
    - 8 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.
    - 10 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.
    - 12 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.…
    - 14 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…
    - 15 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.
    - 15 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.
    - 15 days ago Jan 15 15, 1:06pm -

Life Hacker

  • Look For Bonus Gift Cards to Save Money at Restaurants

    Look For Bonus Gift Cards to Save Money at Restaurants

    If you play the game right, you can use gift cards to actually save money in a variety of ways . When you go to restaurants, watch for bonus gift cards to potentially give yourself a discount on your own meal.Read more...
    - 29 mins ago Jan 30 15, 8:30am -
  • These Categories Help You Remember Which Fruits Have Low Sugar Content

    These Categories Help You Remember Which Fruits Have Low Sugar Content

    Whether you're on a diet or trying to manage diabetes, knowing the sugar content of fruits can be helpful. If you have trouble memorizing fruits individually, try to remember these categories instead.Read more...
    - 59 mins ago Jan 30 15, 8:00am -
  • Write Down Things You're Grateful For to Build Your Own Happiness

    Write Down Things You're Grateful For to Build Your Own Happiness

    Gratitude isn't a trait that society pushes us to nurture too much. But if you're finding a general negative attitude too pervasive in your life, try starting a gratitude journal. Even if you don't feel like it.Read more...
    - 1 hour ago Jan 30 15, 7:30am -
  • Convince Your Boss to Give You a Sabbatical by Learning New Skills

    Convince Your Boss to Give You a Sabbatical by Learning New Skills

    Taking a break from your job to travel and immerse yourself in a new environment sounds great, but getting your boss on board is tough To convince them, show them the new skills you'll gain (and bring back to benefit the company).Read more...
    - 2 hours ago Jan 30 15, 7:00am -
  • The Antidote: Self-Help for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking

    The Antidote: Self-Help for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking

    Everyone wants to be happy. But despite our goal to be happy, many of us still go through life unfulfilled, unsatisfied, and stressed out. Oliver Burkeman's The Antidote won't bring you instant happiness, but it does share some extremely helpful gu…
    - 2 hours ago Jan 30 15, 7:00am -
  • The Cast Shadows Home Screen

    The Cast Shadows Home Screen

    While South Park may have been ahead of the curve with designs made of colored paper, the rest of the world has started to catch up. Today's design features a modern, flat look with high contrast colors and plenty of shadows.Read more...
    - 13 hours ago Jan 29 15, 8:00pm -
  • Keep Your Bad Decisions from Getting Worse by Mastering Acceptance

    Keep Your Bad Decisions from Getting Worse by Mastering Acceptance

    We all make a few bad decisions here and there, but sometimes we let those bad decisions turn into paths to things much worse. Learning acceptance and coming to terms with your bad decisions can help you move on in the right direction.Read more...…
    - 14 hours ago Jan 29 15, 7:00pm -
  • "Success Is Controlling How You Spend Your Time"

    "Success Is Controlling How You Spend Your Time"

    A lot of us get caught up in the notion that success means making more money, but success can be defined a lot of different ways. Redefining your idea of success can help you set better goals and see that we all really just want to be masters of ou…
    - 15 hours ago Jan 29 15, 6:00pm -
  • Find Out If You're Ready to Move to a New Place with a Simple Equation

    Find Out If You're Ready to Move to a New Place with a Simple Equation

    Moving can be a huge pain , especially if you're indecisive about whether you really want to move at all. Using a simple formula—or adapting it to your liking—can help you logically determine if it's time to uproot your life or not.Read more..…
    - 15 hours ago Jan 29 15, 5:30pm -
  • Deadspin Do Not Root For The Goddamn Patriots | Gizmodo The FCC Just Redefined Broadband So Expect F

    Deadspin Do Not Root For The Goddamn Patriots | Gizmodo The FCC Just Redefined Broadband So Expect F

    Deadspin Do Not Root For The Goddamn Patriots | Gizmodo The FCC Just Redefined Broadband So Expect Faster Internet | io9 11 Ways The Future Could Turn Out Differently Than You Expect | Jezebel The Cops Don't Care About Violent Online Threats. Wha…
    - 16 hours ago Jan 29 15, 5:06pm -
  • What to Do When You Envy a Coworker

    What to Do When You Envy a Coworker

    It happens to the best of us—one of our coworkers accomplishes something great, and even though we should be happy for their success, we can't help but wish we were in their shoes. What do you do when you feel envious of others at work?Read mor…
    - 16 hours ago Jan 29 15, 5:00pm -
  • Cobook Rebrands as FullContact, Cleans Up Your Messy iOS Contacts

    Cobook Rebrands as FullContact, Cleans Up Your Messy iOS Contacts

    iOS: When it first launched, Cobook was one our favorite address book apps for iOS. Eventually, development was stopped when it was purchased by FullContact. Now, it's back, and works pretty similar to the original app.Read more...
    - 16 hours ago Jan 29 15, 4:30pm -
  • Fix Slow Animations in Yosemite by Enabling "Increase Contrast"

    Fix Slow Animations in Yosemite by Enabling "Increase Contrast"

    Yosemite's new look is great on new Macs, but older Macs struggle with some of animations, especially when pulling up Exposé. iDownloadBlog talked with a Genius at the Apple Store who suggests turning on "Increase contrast" to speed up those anima…
    - 17 hours ago Jan 29 15, 4:00pm -
  • LibreOffice Updates, Doesn't Look Like Crap Anymore

    LibreOffice Updates, Doesn't Look Like Crap Anymore

    Windows/Mac/Linux: LibreOffice, has always been powerful enough to stand up against Microsoft Office , but it's also been a bit ugly and clunky to use. Today, they rolled out an update the overhauls the UI and makes it a lot more useable.Read more…
    - 17 hours ago Jan 29 15, 3:30pm -
  • The Truth About Exercising While Pregnant: It's Okay to Work Hard

    The Truth About Exercising While Pregnant: It's Okay to Work Hard

    Sometimes it seems the only exercise options for pregnant women are easy swimming, gentle yoga, and walking carefully in a field of pillows. But if you're not satisfied with those, you're in luck: many activities are safer in pregnancy than bystand…
    - 18 hours ago Jan 29 15, 3:00pm -
  • Imgur Can Now Convert Videos to GIFV (the Higher Quality GIF Format)

    Imgur Can Now Convert Videos to GIFV (the Higher Quality GIF Format)

    All the cool kids are making and sharing animated GIFs these days. Imgur just made it easier to get in on the action, by turning video links into GIFs (or, more technically, in Imgur's optimized GIFV format ).Read more...
    - 18 hours ago Jan 29 15, 2:30pm -
  • How Business Credit Cards Affect Your Personal Credit Score

    How Business Credit Cards Affect Your Personal Credit Score

    A business credit card, whether your employer gives you one or you apply for one yourself , can impact your credit score, as you might imagine. But only negatively (when we're talking about your personal credit history).Read more...
    - 19 hours ago Jan 29 15, 2:00pm -
  • Dust-Proof Your Home With a DIY Fabric Softener and Water Solution

    Dust-Proof Your Home With a DIY Fabric Softener and Water Solution

    We already know that dryer sheets can help repel dust . But for a cheap, more versatile solution, use a DIY fabric softener solution and just spray.Read more...
    - 19 hours ago Jan 29 15, 1:30pm -
  • Enhancement or Gimmick? Your TV's Advanced Picture Settings, Explained

    Enhancement or Gimmick? Your TV's Advanced Picture Settings, Explained

    HDTVs come with all kinds of advanced settings designed to "improve" the picture, but most of them are just marketing gimmicks. In fact, your picture will actually look better with some of them off. Here are some of the settings you'll find in the…
    - 20 hours ago Jan 29 15, 1:00pm -
  • A Longer Lightning Cable, Cheap Flash Storage, and More Deals

    A Longer Lightning Cable, Cheap Flash Storage, and More Deals

    ✔ Cheaper than Apple's Lightning cableRead more...
    - 20 hours ago Jan 29 15, 12:45pm -

Law and Disorder

Over at the Courthouse...

  • Sanctions
         Discovery delays could lead to summary judgment in the government's Medicaid fraud case against Dynamic Visions, a federal judge ruled.
    - 15 hours ago Jan 29 15, 5:55pm -
  • Medical School Expulsion Justified, 6th Circ. Finds
         A medical student's DUI conviction and reputation for butt-grabbing was enough to expel him from Case Western Reserve University, the 6th Circuit ruled.
    - 15 hours ago Jan 29 15, 5:47pm -
  • DOJ Scraps Fight Over Grab of Census Records
         The Justice Department has dropped its bid to keep secret a legal analysis of how the Patriot Act justifies law enforcement and intelligence access to census records, watchdog group EFF said Thursday.
    - 15 hours ago Jan 29 15, 5:38pm -
  • Skinhead Stripped in Utah of Right to Counsel
         A white supremacist who murdered a prison guard no longer has a right to the counsel he bullied as "quacks" and "ass clowns," the Utah Supreme Court ruled.
    - 17 hours ago Jan 29 15, 4:02pm -
  • TN Election Officials Lose Suit Over 2008 Ouster
         The 6th Circuit held that Democratic elections officials fired after Republicans prevailed in the 2008 vote have no legal claim because their postitions were political.
    - 17 hours ago Jan 29 15, 3:37pm -
  • AZ Voter-Registration Forms Debated in 9th
         A 9th Circuit panel appeared skeptical Thursday that Arizona's voter-registration changes are an illegal burden on Libertarians and Greens.
    - 18 hours ago Jan 29 15, 2:55pm -
  • 'Selfish' Scott Peterson Deserves Death, CA Says
         California Attorney General Kamala Harris filed a withering, 519-page response with the state's high court this week on why convicted wife-and-unborn-baby killer Scott Peterson deserves to be executed.
    - 19 hours ago Jan 29 15, 2:28pm -
  • Class Claims Website Dupes Businesses
         A class action claims Govsimplified tricked consumers into buying federal tax identification numbers from its website that are otherwise free of charge from the IRS.
    - 19 hours ago Jan 29 15, 1:30pm -
  • Havana Thaw Fires Up Its Little Jersey Sister
         Residents of "Little Little Havana," a Cuban-American enclave of Union City, N.J., speak to what normalized relations between their two motherlands means for them.
    - 19 hours ago Jan 29 15, 1:29pm -
  • Woman Says Contractor Pulled Gun on Her
         An unlicensed contractor demanded money from a customer at gunpoint after abandoning renovation work to her house, the woman claims.
    - 20 hours ago Jan 29 15, 12:31pm -
  • Tribe, Attorney Must Pay $1 Million in Sanctions
         A federal judge slapped the Miccosukee tribe and its attorney with $1 million in sanctions for mishandling an embezzlement lawsuit against a former tribal chairman.
    - 21 hours ago Jan 29 15, 12:23pm -
  • Lil Wayne Sues Record Label for $51 Million
         With an eye toward leaving Cash Money Records, Lil Wayne claims in a federal complaint that the label did not pay him for his new record and failed to register his copyrights.
    - 21 hours ago Jan 29 15, 11:49am -
  • Outrage Over Last Operation on Joan Rivers
         The doctor who let an unqualified specialist operate on Joan Rivers and ignored her fading vital signs also photographed the legendary comedian in surgery, her family claims in court.
    - 23 hours ago Jan 29 15, 10:08am -
  • PIMCO Class Action
         Shareholders accuse the PIMCO Total Return Fund of mismanagement: a "risky derivative policy" that caused large investors to withdraw $20 billion, in a federal class action.
    - 1 day ago Jan 29 15, 8:51am -
  • Caveat Emptor
         A customer claims Fletcher Jones Motor Cars misrepresented the condition of a Mercedes he bought from it, and when he went there to complain, a salesman beat the hell out of him, in Orange County Court.
    - 1 day ago Jan 29 15, 8:51am -
  • 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.
    - 1 day 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.
    - 1 day ago Jan 29 15, 8:36am -
  • 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.
    - 1 day ago Jan 29 15, 8:36am -
  • 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.
    - 1 day 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.
    - 1 day ago Jan 29 15, 8:36am -
  • 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.
    - 1 day ago Jan 29 15, 8:36am -
  • Vince Young Sues Adviser for $2 Million
         Former NFL quarterback Vince Young's longtime financial adviser owes him $2 million after missing a payment on a settlement agreement, Young claims in court.
    - 1 day 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.
    - 1 day ago Jan 29 15, 8:36am -
  • Google Drive Plan Renewals Inspire Suit
         Google fails to make consumers aware that paid subscriptions to its data-storage service Drive are renewed automatically, a class action alleges.
    - 2 days ago Jan 28 15, 10:14am -

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At the pump
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In pictures: UK snow 29 January 2015
In pictures: UK snow 29 January 2015
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Your pictures: City skylines
Your pictures: City skylines
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Day in pictures: 28 January 2015
Day in pictures: 28 January 2015
- 2 days ago Jan 28 15, 7:22am -
In pictures: Post-War office buildings listed
In pictures: Post-War office buildings listed
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Shetland celebrates Up Helly Aa
Shetland celebrates Up Helly Aa
- 3 days ago Jan 27 15, 5:37pm -

Severe Weather Watch

  • SPC Jan 30, 2015 Day 4-8 Severe Weather Outlook

    SPC Jan 30, 2015 Day 4-8 Severe Weather Outlook

    Day 4-8 Outlook DAY 4-8 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK0340 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015VALID 021200Z - 071200Z...DISCUSSION...MODEL CONSENSUS IS THAT IN THE MEAN...UPPER PATTERN WILL REMAINDOMINATED BY AN UPPER TRO…
    - 4 hours ago Jan 30 15, 4:43am -

Out of this World

  • Pair of Space Freighters Packed for Departure

    Pair of Space Freighters Packed for Departure

    A pair of docked space freighters is being loaded in preparation for next month’s departure activities. The ISS Progress 57 (57P) resupply ship is being packed with trash and discarded gear for a fiery disposal over the Pacific Ocean. The SpaceX Dr…
    - 20 hours ago Jan 29 15, 12:51pm -
  • 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…
    - 2 days 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 7 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…
    - 8 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)…
    - 9 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 15 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.
    - 16 days ago Jan 14 15, 3:23pm -

Daily Dose of Cute

Useless Fact of the Day

Today's Birthday

Today in History

  • January 30, 1948: Gandhi assassinated
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement, is assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic.Born the son of an Indian official in 1869, Gandhi's Vaishnava mother was deeply religious and early…
    - 9 hours ago Jan 30 15, 12:00am -

Today's Political Cartoon

Awful Pun Du Jour

A Word. A Day.

  • scabrous
    1. Rough: having small raised dots or scales. 2. Salacious. 3. Difficult to deal with; knotty.
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Today's Slang

  • nursing a semi

    nursing a semi

    when a man gets half exciited. not a full boner, but he is nearly there.Man, i was nursing a semi when that chic got out of the pool
    - 6 hours ago Jan 30 15, 3:00am -
  • 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
    - 1 day 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…
    - 2 days 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
    - 3 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.
    - 5 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…
    - 6 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.
    - 7 days ago Jan 23 15, 3:00am -

This Day in Music

  • On this Day January 30, 2000
    Gabrielle went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Rise'. The song used a sample from Bob Dylan's 'Knocking On Heaven's Door' giving Dylan his third UK No.1 as a writer, the other two being The Byrds version of 'Mr Tambourine Man' and Manfred Mann'…
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  • On this Day January 30, 1990
    Unhappy with the re-issue of the bands early single 'Sally Cinnaman' The Stone Roses trashed their former record company Revolver FM's offices and threw paint over cars. The band were arrested and charged with criminal damage.
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  • On this Day January 30, 1988
    During a court case involving Holly Johnson and ZTT Records it was revealed that Frankie Goes To Hollywood had not played on their hits 'Relax' and 'Two Tribes'. The court was told that top session musicians were used to make the records.
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  • On this Day January 30, 1973
    After recently changing their name from Wicked Lester, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss made their first appearance as Kiss at the Popcorn Club in Queens, New York.
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  • On this Day January 30, 1969
    The Beatles (with Billy Preston), played their lunchtime rooftop gig on top of the Apple building on Savile Row in London. Lasting for just over 40 minutes it was the last time The Beatles performed live. The played Get Back, Dont Let Me Down, Ive Go…
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  • On this Day January 30, 1969

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  • On this Day January 30, 1961
    The Shirelles became the first girl group to have the number one song on the US chart when 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow?' reached the top. The song peaked at No.4 in the UK.
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Today's Trivia Test

  • Bonus Trivia

    Bonus Trivia

    Why are sheriff’s badges star-shaped? In primitive societies, the star was believed to possess magical powers. Principal among these was the power to guard against danger and control evil forces. During the Middle Ages the star was considered by ma…
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  • 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…
    - 1 day ago Jan 29 15, 7:30am -
  • 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 →
    - 2 days 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…
    - 3 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 →
    - 4 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 5 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 →
    - 6 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…
    - 7 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 →
    - 8 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 ……
    - 9 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 →
    - 10 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 →
    - 11 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…
    - 12 days ago Jan 18 15, 5:00am -

Funny Quote of the Day

  • Ernest Hemingway
    "I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?"
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  • 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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Brainy Quote of the Day

  • Virgil
    "They can conquer who believe they can."
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  • 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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Wright Better

  • Prime Marks

    Prime Marks

    A reader commenting on a recent post about the En Dash introduced me to a punctuation term that was unfamiliar to me: “the prime mark.”--> Get access to 300+ interactive grammar exercises! Click here to start your free trial!
    - 10 hours ago Jan 29 15, 11:08pm -
  • 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…
    - 1 day 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!
    - 2 days 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 -

Earth Science Picture of the Day

Angular Unconformity at Telheiro Beach, Portugal
Angular Unconformity at Telheiro Beach, Portugal
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Orion the Hunter
Orion the Hunter
- 1 day ago Jan 29 15, 3:01am -
Ice Crystal Collection from the French Alps
Ice Crystal Collection from the French Alps
- 2 days ago Jan 28 15, 3:01am -
Paracas National Reserve, Peru
Paracas National Reserve, Peru
- 3 days ago Jan 27 15, 3:01am -
Empty Quarter Dunes
Empty Quarter Dunes
- 4 days ago Jan 26 15, 3:01am -
Volcan Copahue
Volcan Copahue
- 5 days ago Jan 25 15, 3:01am -

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
    - 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 -