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NFL Concussions Down; Still on Parents' Minds
NFL Concussions Down; Still on Parents' MindsThe NFL announced this week that the number of game concussions dropped by a quarter over last season. Still, the dangers of the sport still weigh on players, and parents' minds. (Jan. 30)...F…
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Romney Says He Won't Run for President in 2016
Romney Says He Won't Run for President in 2016Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney told staff and supporters Friday he will not seek another bid for the presidency. The announcement came three weeks after Romney said he was...…
- 23 mins ago Jan 30 15, 2:25pm -
Amy Poehler Feted by Harvard's Hasty Pudding
Amy Poehler Feted by Harvard's Hasty PuddingAmy Poehler turned the tables on her roasters, poking fun at Harvard and its famed Hasty Pudding theater troupe during its annual Woman of the Year award Thursday. (Jan. 29) Subscribe for...Fro…
- 49 mins ago Jan 30 15, 1:59pm -
Raw: Climber First to Scale Ice at Niagara Falls
Raw: Climber First to Scale Ice at Niagara FallsRecently released footage shows professional climber Will Gadd becoming the first person ever to to ascend frozen sections of the world's largest flowing waterfall, Niagara Falls. (Jan. 30)...…
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Raw: Clashes in Kirkuk; Peshmerga Kill Gunmen
Raw: Clashes in Kirkuk; Peshmerga Kill GunmenA car bomb exploded outside an empty, closed hotel near police headquarters in the oil-rich Kirkuk, where both the Kurdish troops and the city's security force have been trying to rout the...F…
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Carroll: Sherman's Decision if Baby Comes Early
Carroll: Sherman's Decision if Baby Comes EarlySeattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says it will be Richard Sherman's decision whether to play in Sunday's Super Bowl if his pregnant girlfriend goes into labor with the couple's first child...…
- 53 mins ago Jan 30 15, 1:55pm -

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  • Chevron's profit beats as chemical sales offset cheap oil

    Chevron's profit beats as chemical sales offset cheap oil

    WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - Chevron Corp , the second-largest U.S. oil producer, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday as sales of chemicals, lubricants and other refined products helped offset plunging crude prices .
    - 12 mins ago Jan 30 15, 2:36pm -
  • Hezbollah: we don't want war with Israel but do not fear it

    Hezbollah: we don't want war with Israel but do not fear it

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday his group did not want war with Israel but was ready for one, and reserved the right to respond to Israeli attacks any time, anywhere.
    - 1 hour ago Jan 30 15, 1:47pm -
  • Ukraine peace talks aborted as civilians die in east

    Ukraine peace talks aborted as civilians die in east

    DONETSK, Ukraine/MINSK (Reuters) - Civilians were killed on both sides in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine on Friday, while an attempt to reopen peace talks in neighboring Belarus was aborted before it began.
    - 2 hours ago Jan 30 15, 1:13pm -
  • Republican Romney opts out of a 2016 run for president

    Republican Romney opts out of a 2016 run for president

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Mitt Romney bowed out of the 2016 U.S. presidential race on Friday after considering a third run, and told supporters it was time for the next generation of party leaders to seek the White House.
    - 2 hours ago Jan 30 15, 12:55pm -
  • 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, 12:46pm -
  • Russian central bank makes surprise interest rate cut

    Russian central bank makes surprise interest rate cut

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's central bank unexpectedly cut its main interest rate on Friday as fears of recession mount in the country following the fall in global oil prices and Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.
    - 2 hours ago Jan 30 15, 12:44pm -
  • U.S. economy cools in fourth quarter, but consumer spending shines

    U.S. economy cools in fourth quarter, but consumer spending shines

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth slowed sharply in the fourth quarter as weak business spending and a wider trade deficit offset the fastest pace of consumer spending since 2006.
    - 2 hours ago Jan 30 15, 12:37pm -
  • MasterCard profit beats expectations as customers spend more

    MasterCard profit beats expectations as customers spend more

    (Reuters) - MasterCard Inc , the world's No. 2 debit and credit card company, reported a better-than-expected profit for the holiday shopping quarter as customers dug deeper into their pockets.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 30 15, 11:46am -
  • Argentina's Fernandez dents credibility by playing victim

    Argentina's Fernandez dents credibility by playing victim

    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - President Cristina Fernandez hunkered down in her presidential residence for a week before speaking about the mysterious death of a state prosecutor who claimed she sought to whitewash Iran's alleged involvement in a 1994 bom…
    - 3 hours ago Jan 30 15, 11:38am -
  • U.S. consumer sentiment rises to best since 2004

    U.S. consumer sentiment rises to best since 2004

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer sentiment rose in January to its highest level in 11 years on better job and wage prospects, a survey released on Friday showed.
    - 5 hours ago Jan 30 15, 10:10am -
  • Islamic State attacks Kurdish outposts across Iraq

    Islamic State attacks Kurdish outposts across Iraq

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants struck at Kurdish forces southwest of the Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday, while bombs in Baghdad and Samarra killed at least 21 people.
    - 5 hours ago Jan 30 15, 9:38am -
  • Xerox cuts profit forecast again as revenue slide continues

    Xerox cuts profit forecast again as revenue slide continues

    (Reuters) - Xerox Corp , which has been shifting its focus to IT services from making printers and copiers, cut its profit forecast for 2015 for the second time after reporting its sixth-consecutive drop in quarterly revenue.
    - 5 hours ago Jan 30 15, 9:37am -
  • U.S. drone strategy in trouble as Yemeni al Qaeda gathers support

    U.S. drone strategy in trouble as Yemeni al Qaeda gathers support

    SANAA (Reuters) - Schoolboy Mohammed Taeiman died this week on a remote Yemeni road, a casualty of a U.S. drone campaign against the local branch of al Qaeda that seems to be sliding into disarray.
    - 5 hours ago Jan 30 15, 9:31am -
  • 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.…
    - 7 hours ago Jan 30 15, 8:10am -
  • 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.
    - 8 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 9 hours ago Jan 30 15, 6:07am -
  • 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.
    - 11 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…
    - 15 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.…
    - 16 hours ago Jan 29 15, 10:18pm -

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  • Winging it: Chicago man smashes Philadelphia eating record

    Winging it: Chicago man smashes Philadelphia eating record

    PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A professional competitive eater from Chicago downed 444 chicken wings in 30 minutes at the 23rd annual Wing Bowl in Philadelphia, narrowly edging out his nearest rival and shattering the record of 363 wings set a year earlie…
    - 2 hours ago Jan 30 15, 12:37pm -
  • Zimbabwean jailed for nine years for eating python meat

    Zimbabwean jailed for nine years for eating python meat

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A Zimbabwean man has been jailed for nine years for eating python, a protected species, a Zimbabwean daily reported on Friday.
    - 5 hours ago Jan 30 15, 10:04am -
  • Secretary of State Kerry fined for not shoveling by Boston home

    Secretary of State Kerry fined for not shoveling by Boston home

    BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was slapped with a $50 fine for failing to have a side street adjoining his Boston home shoveled following the blizzard that dropped more than 2 feet (60 cm) of snow on Massachusetts this week, a…
    - 5 hours ago Jan 30 15, 9:41am -
  • 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.
    - 1 day 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.
    - 4 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 -

Life Hacker

  • How to Have a Social Life If You Don’t Work a Nine-to-Five Job

    How to Have a Social Life If You Don’t Work a Nine-to-Five Job

    If you work a job that is outside the traditional 9-to-5 schedule , it can be challenging to maintain current relationships and create new ones. Here are some steps to take to keep a thriving social life despite your work.Read more...
    - 2 hours ago Jan 30 15, 1:00pm -
  • Fire TV Fire Sale, Cheap Metal Detector, and More Deals

    Fire TV Fire Sale, Cheap Metal Detector, and More Deals

    Amazon's Fire TV streaming box is actually pretty great , and if you missed out on the multiple Black Friday deals, you can score one for $15 off today. [Amazon Fire TV, $84]Read more...
    - 2 hours ago Jan 30 15, 12:45pm -
  • The Money Moves to Stop Procrastinating and Take Care of Now 

    The Money Moves to Stop Procrastinating and Take Care of Now 

    Fifty-four percent of Americans planned on making a financial resolution for 2015. According to a new poll by GOBankingRates, saving money, paying down debt and improving spending continue to top the list. Given only 8 percent of people actually ac…
    - 2 hours ago Jan 30 15, 12:30pm -
  • Modify an IKEA Stool into a Simple Bike Stand

    Modify an IKEA Stool into a Simple Bike Stand

    Keep your bike secure in your home and off the streets with this simple modification of the IKEA Frosta Stool. Read more...
    - 3 hours ago Jan 30 15, 12:00pm -
  • Wash Grapes Quickly With Baking Soda and Salt 

    Wash Grapes Quickly With Baking Soda and Salt 

    You should obviously wash your grapes before eating them, but it can be a small pain to make sure each one is clean. To make the process quicker, wash them with baking soda and salt.Read more...
    - 3 hours ago Jan 30 15, 11:30am -
  • Lifehacker Faceoff: The Best Password Managers, Compared

    Lifehacker Faceoff: The Best Password Managers, Compared

    You have a ton of options for password managers, but when it comes to your security, you want the best possible tool for the job. Let's take a look at some of the most popular password managers and compare them side-by-side so you can pick the one…
    - 4 hours ago Jan 30 15, 11:00am -
  • Write Your First Draft Like No One Will Read It To Beat Writer’s Block

    Write Your First Draft Like No One Will Read It To Beat Writer’s Block

    Writer's block happens for many reasons, but fear of reader judgement is a big one. To overcome this, write your first draft for no one but yourself.Read more...
    - 4 hours ago Jan 30 15, 10:30am -
  • 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...
    - 5 hours ago Jan 30 15, 10:00am -
  • Deadspin I Can't Stop Looking At This Pit Bull-Dachshund Mix's Dumb Fucking Face | Jalopnik These Ar

    Deadspin I Can't Stop Looking At This Pit Bull-Dachshund Mix's Dumb Fucking Face | Jalopnik These Ar

    Deadspin I Can't Stop Looking At This Pit Bull-Dachshund Mix's Dumb Fucking Face | Jalopnik These Are The Ten Cars You're Most Likely To Die Driving | Jezebel Why Is Orthorexia Still Not Classified as an Eating Disorder? | Kotaku You Should Play…
    - 5 hours ago Jan 30 15, 9:42am -
  • This Tutorial Teaches You How to Properly Do a Handstand

    This Tutorial Teaches You How to Properly Do a Handstand

    Some of us already have enough trouble moving around on our own two feet (don't sweat it, I've got two left feet as well). Nonetheless, if you want to master handstands, learning from this comprehensive guide will accelerate your progress and incre…
    - 5 hours ago Jan 30 15, 9:30am -
  • The Benefits of Intentionally Failing on Your Diet

    The Benefits of Intentionally Failing on Your Diet

    I've listened to many reasons people fail on diets. One of the most cited is "life got in the way." A wedding, bachelor party, or happy hour can derail even those who claim the highest of willpower. Here's a solution that's so simple it's often ove…
    - 6 hours ago Jan 30 15, 9:00am -
  • 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...
    - 6 hours ago Jan 30 15, 8:30am -
  • Bring Out 'Yer Dead On Today's Open Thread

    Bring Out 'Yer Dead On Today's Open Thread

    Example comments: What is your name? What is your quest? What is the air speed of an unladen swallow? All valid questions here! It's open thread time.Read more...
    - 7 hours ago Jan 30 15, 8:00am -
  • 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...
    - 7 hours 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...
    - 7 hours ago Jan 30 15, 7:30am -
  • 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…
    - 8 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...
    - 19 hours ago Jan 29 15, 8:00pm -

Law and Disorder

Over at the Courthouse...

  • Professor Sues After Job Withdrawn For Tweets
         A Palestinian-American professor filed a First Amendment suit against the University of Illinois for withdrawing a job offer due to his anti-Israel tweets during the 2014 bombing of Gaza.
    - 2 hours ago Jan 30 15, 4:32pm -
  • Coach Ducks Blame for Equestrian Tragedy
         A equestrian coach is not liable to the parents of a 17-year-old killed when her horse fell and crushed her, a California appeals court ruled.
    - 1 hour ago Jan 30 15, 4:04pm -
  • Widow Distraught Over Mishandling of Ashes
         A funeral home worker spilled an Indiana man's ashes onto his widow's kitchen counter, wiped up the mess and threw it away, a new lawsuit alleges.
    - 47 mins ago Jan 30 15, 3:35pm -
  • Coal Mine's Discharges Allowed Under Permit
         The 6th Circuit held a Kentucky coal mining operation is shielded from liability for selenium discharges into nearby waters by its Clean Water Act permit.
    - 44 mins ago Jan 30 15, 3:32pm -
  • Charges Based on Threats in Crisis Call Kept Intact
         The fact that a Michigan man was on a mental-health crisis hotline when he allegedly threatened physical violence does not preclude criminal charges, an appeals court ruled.
    - 29 mins ago Jan 30 15, 3:17pm -
  • MRI Mishap Said to Cause Woman's Suicide
         A lawsuit claims a Georgia woman's suicide was the direct result of injuries she sustained after being thrown against an MRI machine in a medical diagnostic center.
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  • Music Producer Says Cop Got Out of Hand
         A music busines entrepreneur claims in court that he was wrongly threatened and arrested by a police lieutenant with an alleged mental disability during a popular Miami street festival.
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  • Romney Is Out
         Mitt Romney said Friday that he will not seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016.
    - 44 mins ago Jan 30 15, 2:04pm -
  • Perry Makes Third Try to Quash Indictment
         Former Governor Rick Perry on Friday made a third attempt to have his two-count felony indictment thrown out, this time citing prosecutors' alleged deficiencies "of form and substance."
    - 2 hours ago Jan 30 15, 1:15pm -
  • Christian Broadcaster Roiled in Controversy
         Top bosses of Trinity Broadcasting, the world's biggest Christian network, threatened their CFO with a gun after she objected to their "unlawful distributions" of $100 million to themselves and other directors, the fired executive says in c…
    - 2 hours ago Jan 30 15, 12:40pm -
  • Emotional Start to Murder Trial of Ex-Patriots Star Aaron Hernandez
         At the start of the Aaron Hernandez murder trial Thursday, prosecutors highlighted the evidence that places the former Patriots tight end at the scene of the crime.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 30 15, 12:00pm -
  • Wal-Mart Class Action
         Wal-Mart stiffs its assistant store managers for overtime, a class action claims in Alameda County Court.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 30 15, 11:34am -
  • Wireless Wars
         Cablevision wants Verizon ordered to stop advertising that it has the "fastest WiFi available;" it claims it's just as fast, in Federal Court.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 30 15, 11:34am -
  • National Forest
         The Conservation Congress challenged the U.S. Forest Service's approval of 2,200 acres of logging in Shasta-Trinity National Forest, known as the Harris Project, some of it in Northern spotted owl habitat, in Federal Court.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 30 15, 11:34am -
  • SoCal City Voter Wants to Stop Online Election
         Del Mar rushed through approval of an Internet-based city voting system and plans to use it Monday, a resident says in a request for an injunction against it.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 30 15, 11:23am -
  • California to Consider Regulating Vapes
         Vaping - smoking electronic cigarettes - would be banned in California in places where cigarettes are banned, under a bill introduced in the state Senate this week.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 30 15, 11:23am -
  • SEC Fines Penny Stock Traders $4.3 Million
         International Capital Group and three senior executives will pay $4.3 million to settle charges of selling more than 9 billion shares of penny stocks without registering as a broker-dealer, the SEC said.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 30 15, 11:23am -
  • Service Dog Bites Passenger on Airline
         A service dog on an Alaska Airlines flight - a "100-pound Rottweiler" - bit a passenger as she tried to get off the plane, the woman claims in court.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 30 15, 11:23am -
  • Judge Orders IRS to Deliver Documents
         The Internal Revenue Service has to deliver nine electronic documents the nonprofit Public.Resource.org sought in a Freedom of Information Act request, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 30 15, 11:23am -
  • No Fraud in 'Randy Rhoads' Book
         The authors and publisher of a book about rock guitarist Randy Rhoads prevailed on all but one count in a fraud and privacy invasion complaint from the guitarist's family.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 30 15, 11:23am -
  • Small-Town Politics: a Big Court Headache
         A small-town New Mexico mayor had two women in their seventies maliciously prosecuted when they questioned how she was using money for the senior center, the surviving woman claims in court.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 30 15, 11:23am -
  • Texan Gets 6½ Years for Oil Ponzi Scheme
         A Texan was sentenced Thursday to 6½ years in federal prison for a $5.8 million oil and gas Ponzi scheme that ripped off at least 45 investors.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 30 15, 11:23am -
  • 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.
    - 18 hours ago Jan 29 15, 8:47pm -
  • 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.
    - 18 hours ago Jan 29 15, 8:38pm -
  • 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.
    - 20 hours ago Jan 29 15, 7:02pm -
  • 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.
    - 20 hours ago Jan 29 15, 6:37pm -
  • Congress Wades Into High Court's ACA Battle
         The latest challenge to federal health care reform to the U.S. Supreme Court tramples legislative intent, Congressmen Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and others said in an amicus brief.
    - 20 hours ago Jan 29 15, 6:24pm -
  • 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.
    - 21 hours ago Jan 29 15, 5:55pm -
  • 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.
    - 22 hours ago Jan 29 15, 4:30pm -
  • 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.
    - 22 hours ago Jan 29 15, 4:29pm -
  • 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.
    - 23 hours ago Jan 29 15, 3:31pm -
  • 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.
    - 23 hours ago Jan 29 15, 3:23pm -
  • 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.
    - 24 hours ago Jan 29 15, 2:49pm -

Cyber Threats

The News in Pictures | BBC

Week in pictures: 24-30 January 2015
Week in pictures: 24-30 January 2015
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Day in pictures: 30 January 2015
Day in pictures: 30 January 2015
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At the pump
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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In pictures: Destruction in Kobane
In pictures: Destruction in Kobane
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Severe Weather Watch

  • SPC Jan 30, 2015 1730 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

    SPC Jan 30, 2015 1730 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

    SPC 1730Z Day 2 Outlook DAY 2 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK1130 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015VALID 311200Z - 011200Z...NO SVR TSTM AREAS FORECAST......SUMMARY...NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCC…
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  • SPC Jan 30, 2015 1630 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

    SPC Jan 30, 2015 1630 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

    SPC 1630Z Day 1 Outlook DAY 1 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK1015 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015VALID 301630Z - 311200Z...NO SVR TSTM AREAS FORECAST......SUMMARY...ISOLATED WEAK THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY IS NOT OUT OF TH…
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  • SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

    SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

    SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook DAY 2 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK0939 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015VALID 311200Z - 011200Z...NO CRITICAL AREAS...NO CHANGES TO PREVIOUS FORECAST...LEITMAN.. 01/30/2015.PRE…
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  • SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

    SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

    SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook DAY 1 FIRE WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK0939 AM CST FRI JAN 30 2015VALID 301700Z - 311200Z...NO CRITICAL AREAS...NO CHANGES TO PREVIOUS FORECAST...LEITMAN.. 01/30/2015.PRE…
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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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
    - 15 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
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  • 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…
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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 →
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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!
    - 16 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…
    - 2 days 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!
    - 3 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 5 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
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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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Earthquakes

  • M 0.7 - 16km SE of Anza, California
    Time2015-01-30 19:43:24 UTC2015-01-30 11:43:24 -08:00 at epicenterLocation33.448°N 116.563°WDepth10.41 km (6.47 mi)
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  • M 0.3 - 4km WNW of Cobb, California
    Time2015-01-30 12:19:47 UTC2015-01-30 04:19:47 -08:00 at epicenterLocation38.834°N 122.774°WDepth2.55 km (1.58 mi)
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  • M 4.4 - 116km S of Plampang, Indonesia
    DYFI? - ITime2015-01-30 18:41:15 UTC2015-01-31 02:41:15 +08:00 at epicenterLocation9.851°S 117.822°EDepth83.65 km (51.98 mi)
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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 -