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Raw: Dramatic Video Shows Ukraine Rocket Attack
Raw: Dramatic Video Shows Ukraine Rocket AttackSubscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Dramatic video captured the rocket attack Saturday in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, which left at least 30 dead. Indiscrimi…
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Miss Colombia Crowned Miss Universe
Miss Colombia Crowned Miss UniverseMiss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries. (Jan. 26) Subscribe for more...From:Associ…
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Spokesman: Device Found at White House
Spokesman: Device Found at White HouseA spokesman for President Barack Obama says a "device" has been found on the grounds of the White House but that it poses no threat. Spokesman Josh Earnest says Secret Service agents recovered ...Fro…
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Angelina Jolie Visits Refugees in Iraq
Angelina Jolie Visits Refugees in IraqActress and director Angelina Jolie is calling on the international community to do more to aid refugees displaced by fighting in Iraq and Syria. The UN special envoy for refugees visited a...From:A…
- 1 hour ago Jan 26 15, 9:56am -
Rocket Attacks Trigger New Tensions Over Ukraine
Rocket Attacks Trigger New Tensions Over UkraineSubscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Rocket attacks in Mariupol, Ukraine, a strategically situated port city in southeastern Ukraine, alarmed the West and looked…
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Raw: Obama Watches India Republic Day Parade
Raw: Obama Watches India Republic Day ParadePresident Obama joined Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, watching India's Republic Day Parade. Obama is the first US President to be honored as the chief guest at the festivities. (Jan....Fr…
- 2 hours ago Jan 26 15, 9:29am -

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  • How Draghi got divided ECB to say 'yes' to money-printing

    How Draghi got divided ECB to say 'yes' to money-printing

    LONDON (Reuters) - When Mario Draghi announced the European Central Bank's trillion-euro scheme to buy government bonds, he acknowledged that in the round of strategies to revive inflation and boost the economy, the bank had just played its last hand…
    - 11 mins ago Jan 26 15, 11:11am -
  • Obama ends day of Indian pageantry with $4 billion pledge

    Obama ends day of Indian pageantry with $4 billion pledge

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama ended a landmark day in India on Monday with a pledge of $4 billion in investments and loans, seeking to release what he called the "untapped potential" of a business and strategic partnership between…
    - 15 mins ago Jan 26 15, 11:07am -
  • East Coast braces, flights canceled as 'historic' blizzard looms

    East Coast braces, flights canceled as 'historic' blizzard looms

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Light snow began falling on the East Coast on Monday morning, the first signs of a potentially historic blizzard that officials predicted would dump up to 3 feet in the coming day, snarling transportation for millions of people.…
    - 41 mins ago Jan 26 15, 10:41am -
  • Kurds push Islamic State out of Kobani after four-month battle

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

    BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Kurdish forces took full control of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday, driving out remaining Islamic State fighters to end a four-month battle that became a focal point of the international fight against the ultra-hardli…
    - 43 mins ago Jan 26 15, 10:39am -
  • Oil prices slip after smooth Saudi transition

    Oil prices slip after smooth Saudi transition

    LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices slipped on Monday after Saudi Arabia's new King Salman moved to assuage fears of an unstable transition and any policy change in the world's largest oil exporter.
    - 48 mins ago Jan 26 15, 10:34am -
  • Mubarak's sons freed from Egyptian prison after anniversary of his fall

    Mubarak's sons freed from Egyptian prison after anniversary of his fall

    CAIRO (Reuters) - The sons of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak were released from prison on Monday, security officials said, a move that could fuel tension after the violent anniversary on Sunday of the 2011 uprising that toppled the autocrat…
    - 1 hour ago Jan 26 15, 10:07am -
  • Greek leftist Tsipras sworn in as PM to fight bailout terms

    Greek leftist Tsipras sworn in as PM to fight bailout terms

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek left-wing leader Alexis Tsipras was sworn in on Monday as the prime minister of a new hardline, anti-bailout government determined to face down international lenders and end nearly five years of tough economic measures.
    - 1 hour ago Jan 26 15, 9:55am -
  • Prosecutor seeks 26-year jail sentence for Concordia captain

    Prosecutor seeks 26-year jail sentence for Concordia captain

    FLORENCE (Reuters) - An Italian prosecutor asked a court on Monday to sentence the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner to more than 26 years in jail for his role in the 2012 disaster that killed 32 people.
    - 2 hours ago Jan 26 15, 9:30am -
  • Obama, new Saudi king to discuss Yemen, Islamic State: White House

    Obama, new Saudi king to discuss Yemen, Islamic State: White House

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and new Saudi Arabia King Salman are expected to discuss shared concerns about the turmoil in Yemen and the fight against Islamic State militants during their first formal meeting in Riyadh on Tuesday…
    - 2 hours ago Jan 26 15, 9:28am -
  • Russia warns West not to blackmail it over Ukraine

    Russia warns West not to blackmail it over Ukraine

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia blamed Kiev on Monday for a surge in fighting in Ukraine and warned the West that any attempt to increase economic pressure on Moscow would be "absolutely destructive" blackmail.
    - 5 hours ago Jan 26 15, 6:48am -
  • Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed in past 24 hours: Kiev military

    Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed in past 24 hours: Kiev military

    KIEV (Reuters) - Seven Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 24 wounded in fighting in separatist eastern territories in the past 24 hours, Kiev military spokesman Vladislav Seleznyov said on Monday.
    - 5 hours ago Jan 26 15, 6:45am -
  • Low expectations as Moscow hosts Syria talks

    Low expectations as Moscow hosts Syria talks

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Syrian opposition representatives met in Moscow on Monday at the start of a meeting which the Damascus government will join later this week in efforts to revive peace talks.
    - 5 hours ago Jan 26 15, 5:59am -
  • Ex-Thai PM's party vows calm, U.S. calls for inclusive politics

    Ex-Thai PM's party vows calm, U.S. calls for inclusive politics

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's Puea Thai Party vowed on Monday it would not retaliate a five-year political ban imposed on the ousted leader, and a leading party figure said their movement could survive without t…
    - 6 hours ago Jan 26 15, 5:41am -
  • Assad seeks agreement over U.S. air strikes in Syria

    Assad seeks agreement over U.S. air strikes in Syria

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad has said U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria should be subject to an agreement with Damascus and Syrian troops should be involved on the ground.
    - 6 hours ago Jan 26 15, 4:56am -
  • Yemen crisis is first big test for Saudi Arabia's King Salman

    Yemen crisis is first big test for Saudi Arabia's King Salman

    RIYADH (Reuters) - The turmoil hitting Saudi Arabia's neighbor Yemen will pose the first big test for King Salman, and provide a glimpse as to whether his approach to hotspots in a fragmenting region will differ from that of his late brother.
    - 6 hours ago Jan 26 15, 4:54am -
  • New Jersey governor Christie preparing for White House run: WSJ

    New Jersey governor Christie preparing for White House run: WSJ

    (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his supporters have formed a political-action committee ahead of a likely bid for president, adding a third well-known Republican figure to the fight for campaign funds among the party's core donor c…
    - 7 hours ago Jan 26 15, 4:32am -
  • Republican hopefuls appear at billionaire Koch retreat

    Republican hopefuls appear at billionaire Koch retreat

    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (Reuters) - Three potential Republican presidential candidates appeared before a gathering of wealthy donors organized by the conservative billionaire Koch brothers in California on Sunday night.
    - 7 hours ago Jan 26 15, 4:27am -
  • Turkey opens biggest refugee camp for 35,000 from Kobani

    Turkey opens biggest refugee camp for 35,000 from Kobani

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey opened its biggest refugee camp on Sunday to house 35,000 people fleeing fighting between Kurdish forces and Islamist militants in Syria's Kobani, national disaster management agency AFAD said.
    - 7 hours ago Jan 26 15, 4:19am -
  • Greek leftist leader Tsipras scores victory over austerity

    Greek leftist leader Tsipras scores victory over austerity

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras promised on Sunday that five years of austerity, "humiliation and suffering" imposed by international creditors were over after his Syriza party swept to victory in a snap election on Sunday.…
    - 11 hours ago Jan 26 15, 12:12am -
  • Reinsurers Axis Capital, PartnerRe to merge in $11 billion deal

    Reinsurers Axis Capital, PartnerRe to merge in $11 billion deal

    (Reuters) - Axis Capital Holdings Ltd and PartnerRe Ltd have agreed to an $11 billion merger to create one of the world's largest reinsurers, PartnerRe said on Sunday.
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  • Hoax caller impersonating spy chief put through to UK PM Cameron

    Hoax caller impersonating spy chief put through to UK PM Cameron

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday security would be reviewed, but no harm had been done, after an apparently drunk hoaxer claiming to be the director of Britain's eavesdropping agency was put though to his mobile…
    - 3 hours 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 4 days ago Jan 22 15, 2:57pm -

Life Hacker

  • How to Buy Happiness: The Purchases Most Likely to Bring You Joy

    How to Buy Happiness: The Purchases Most Likely to Bring You Joy

    While true happiness may be something that can only be found in the heart, there are plenty of arguments that say money can actually buy you some happiness here and there. Here are some of the ways experts say it's possible to write a check and ma…
    - 22 mins ago Jan 26 15, 11:00am -
  • WiFi Map is a Crowdsourced List of Routers and Passwords

    WiFi Map is a Crowdsourced List of Routers and Passwords

    iOS/Android: If Maslow were to revise his hierarchy, Wi-Fi would be down there by the base, right between psychological and safety needs. For those of you thirstier for Wi-Fi than you are for water, WiFi Map is an app that shows over 2.1 million Wi…
    - 52 mins ago Jan 26 15, 10:30am -
  • Set a Theme Each Month for a Year of Self-Improvement

    Set a Theme Each Month for a Year of Self-Improvement

    Trying to improve yourself is a worthwhile, but tough, endeavor. To make things easier, pick a focus for each month and set goals to stay on track.Read more...
    - 1 hour ago Jan 26 15, 10:00am -
  • Ask Someone to Clarify What They Said Before Taking Offense

    Ask Someone to Clarify What They Said Before Taking Offense

    Even your closest friend might say something that offends you. Whether you think it was unintentionally insensitive, or a bluntly phrased form of feedback, you should ask them to clarify what they really meant. Otherwise, if you leave the incident…
    - 2 hours ago Jan 26 15, 9:30am -
  • Improve Your Posture with these Exercises from the Army Field Manual

    Improve Your Posture with these Exercises from the Army Field Manual

    Posture can affect a lot of things, including our confidence and how other people feel about us. Teach yourself good posture by practicing these exercises from the Army Field Manual. Good posture is a habit that pays off over time.Read more...
    - 2 hours ago Jan 26 15, 9:00am -
  • Upgrade Your Mattress With These Discounted, Hotel-Grade Toppers. 

    Upgrade Your Mattress With These Discounted, Hotel-Grade Toppers. 

    If your mattress doesn't leave you feeling as well-rested as you'd like, it's a whole lot cheaper to upgrade it with a mattress pad than to buy a new one, especially today.Read more...
    - 3 hours ago Jan 26 15, 8:52am -
  • Deadspin ESPN's Chad Ford Has Been Retroactively Editing Draft Boards For Years | io9 Can You Solve

    Deadspin ESPN's Chad Ford Has Been Retroactively Editing Draft Boards For Years | io9 Can You Solve

    Deadspin ESPN's Chad Ford Has Been Retroactively Editing Draft Boards For Years | io9 Can You Solve This Puzzle Blindfolded? | Jezebel What to Do When You Wake Up to Your Partner Masturbating Beside You | Kotaku Taiwan To Fine Parents of Kids Who…
    - 3 hours ago Jan 26 15, 8:39am -
  • Facebook Releases Facebook Lite, Drastically Reduces App Overhead

    Facebook Releases Facebook Lite, Drastically Reduces App Overhead

    Android: One of the biggest complaints about the Facebook app is that it can take up too many resources, particularly on older phones. Which is probably why Facebook released Facebook Lite, a super lightweight version of its app directed at develo…
    - 3 hours ago Jan 26 15, 8:30am -
  • Treat Criticism Like a Hat and "Try it On" Before Rejecting It

    Treat Criticism Like a Hat and "Try it On" Before Rejecting It

    When someone criticizes you, your first instinct is almost always to toss it. Haters gonna hate, right? Except sometimes even haters are right. Before you disregard criticism, writer Seth Godin suggests trying it on to see how their advice fits on…
    - 3 hours ago Jan 26 15, 8:00am -
  • CookieSpy Allows You to View Cookies From All Your Browsers

    CookieSpy Allows You to View Cookies From All Your Browsers

    Windows: Web sites tend to store a lot of cookies on your computer. While there's still a lot of misconceptions on what cookies do , it doesn't hurt to be curious about them. CookieSpy allows you to see what cookies each browser has stored on your…
    - 4 hours ago Jan 26 15, 7:30am -
  • Carl Sagan's Best Productivity Tricks

    Carl Sagan's Best Productivity Tricks

    Carl Sagan is a well known astronomer, cosmologist, author, and most obviously, science communicator and host of the show Cosmos. His views on science and general living are simultaneously inspirational and galvanizing. Let's take a look at just a…
    - 4 hours ago Jan 26 15, 7:00am -
  • What You Need to Know About Today's "Crippling" Blizzard: Monday Update

    What You Need to Know About Today's "Crippling" Blizzard: Monday Update

    After a short night of restless sleep, it appears that forecasters are still predicting the end of the world in the Northeast this evening. If you haven't panicked yet, you have several hours to do so before it's too late. Hug your children. Hoard…
    - 5 hours ago Jan 26 15, 6:45am -
  • Teach Kids Gratitude With These Tips at Different Ages

    Teach Kids Gratitude With These Tips at Different Ages

    The benefits of gratitude aren't just for adults. You can teach gratitude to children, too. The key is to make the lessons age appropriate.Read more...
    - 16 hours ago Jan 25 15, 7:00pm -
  • Work Your Way Through Someone’s Confusing Email By Rewriting It

    Work Your Way Through Someone’s Confusing Email By Rewriting It

    We've all had to read those rambling emails before. You'll improve your writing skills if you occasionally rewrite a confusing incoming email.Read more...
    - 17 hours ago Jan 25 15, 6:00pm -
  • Charity Miles Donates Money to Charity Every Time You Run or Bike

    Charity Miles Donates Money to Charity Every Time You Run or Bike

    Android/iOS: Fitness trackers are a great way to gamify your fitness goals and compete with others. If you're motivated by helping others, free app Charity Miles helps you earn money while you run or bike.Read more...
    - 19 hours ago Jan 25 15, 4:00pm -
  • Most Popular Space Heater: DeLonghi Oil-Filled

    Most Popular Space Heater: DeLonghi Oil-Filled

    Our space heater voting ended up being a dead heat, but the Delonghi Oil Filled 1500W Radiator ran the hottest in the end, figuratively. Oil filled space heaters have a slower start up time, but ultimately tend to be more capable of heating large…
    - 20 hours ago Jan 25 15, 3:03pm -
  • Try Designer Outlet Stores for Cheaper Prices On Unusual Sizes

    Try Designer Outlet Stores for Cheaper Prices On Unusual Sizes

    If you're not "average" sized, you may already have a tough time finding clothes. Specialty stores like Lane Bryant or The Foundry focus on non-standard sizes. If you're at the outlet mall, check out the designer stores for clothes in your size.Re…
    - 20 hours ago Jan 25 15, 3:00pm -
  • Save Images Directly to Amazon Cloud Drive with This Extension

    Save Images Directly to Amazon Cloud Drive with This Extension

    Chrome: Amazon Prime customers can save an unlimited amount of photos to Amazon Cloud Drive , which makes it a good spot for images. With the Save to Cloud Drive Chrome Extension, you can save any image to Amazon with a right-click.Read more...
    - 21 hours ago Jan 25 15, 2:00pm -
  • Five Best Online Presentation Creation Tools

    Five Best Online Presentation Creation Tools

    You don't have to download an office suite to build great-looking presentations for work, a talk, or school. There are plenty of online options that work well from any computer with a web browser, whether it's your desktop, a PC at work, or a lapto…
    - 1 day ago Jan 25 15, 11:00am -
  • Resumazing Scores Your Resume Based on a Job Posting

    Resumazing Scores Your Resume Based on a Job Posting

    Lots of companies are using automated applicant tracking systems today. Resumazing figures out what changes you'll need to make to your resume to get the job you want.Read more...
    - 1 day ago Jan 25 15, 10:00am -

Law and Disorder

Over at the Courthouse...

  • Tenn. Eases Process for Parental Rights Removal
         The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled the state's Department of Children's Services doesn't have to prove it tried to reunite children with their parents before it terminates parental rights.
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  • Witnesses Focus on Fear at Forced Labor Trial
         An expert witness testifying in a force labor trial in New Orleans said Indian workers who took out costly loans to work in the U.S. face shame and even death if they are sent home.
    - 1 hour ago Jan 26 15, 10:02am -
  • Benefits Windfall Tossed by Supreme Court
         Retirees failed to persuade the Supreme Court on Monday that they and their families deserve permanent contribution-free health care benefits.
    - 1 hour ago Jan 26 15, 9:54am -
  • Deer Hunting in D.C. Park Upheld on Appeal
         Protecting the native ecology of Rock Creek Park justified the mass killing of deer there, the D.C. Circuit ruled, a first in that park's 120-year history.
    - 2 hours ago Jan 26 15, 8:55am -
  • Court Wrangle Over Letter Kerouac Used as Basis for 'On the Road'
         A woman who claims her father rescued from oblivion a long letter Neal Cassady wrote to Jack Kerouac - which became the basis for Kerouac's Beat classic "On the Road" - sued the Kerouac and Cassady estates to quiet title to the letter.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 26 15, 8:01am -
  • Carjacking at Gunpoint is no Game, Man Says
         Masked gunmen carjacked a man and held him hostage at gunpoint near the Mexican border, without telling him it was just a simulation staged by three U.S. companies - including his employer, the man claims in court.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 26 15, 8:01am -
  • Touch Screen Protector Protected by Patent
         A Taiwanese company and its U.S. partners were permanently enjoined from infringing Palo Alto-based Aevoe Corp.'s patented touch screen protector for handheld electronic devices.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 26 15, 8:01am -
  • Christie to Address California Republicans
         New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will deliver the keynote speech at the California Republican Party convention in February.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 26 15, 8:01am -
  • Judge Hears Arguments Over 'Airbnb' Law
         A federal judge raised concerns about an Airbnb competitor's short-term rental lawsuit against San Francisco in a Friday hearing.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 26 15, 8:01am -
  • $12.5 Million Disgorgement for Ponzi Scheme
         A Northern California "wealth adviser" who was arrested in 2012 has 30 days to disgorge $12.5 million in ill-gotten gains and interest, a federal judge ruled.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 26 15, 8:01am -
  • Casino Claims Right Dean Martin's Image
         The owner of the former Sahara Hotel and Casino sued the Dean Martin Family Trust in a dispute over Martin's image in the remodeled casino's carpeting.
    - 3 hours ago Jan 26 15, 8:01am -
  • Rules Proposed to Enhance 911 Reliability
         Following multiple 911 outages last year, the Federal Communications Commission proposed a rule to strengthen accountability for emergency services.
    - 2 days ago Jan 24 15, 1:57am -
  • No Verdict, but Questions Abound in CIA Trial
         A day of deliberations brought no verdict from a jury considering a CIA leak case, although jurors did have several questions.
    - 3 days ago Jan 23 15, 7:49pm -
  • Cuba Watchers Cheer Landmark Havana Talks
         The highest-level delegation since 1977, this week's U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana has been an "astounding success," despite a "very long journey" until normalization, three noted Cuba watchers say.
    - 3 days ago Jan 23 15, 6:49pm -
  • Supreme Court to Review Okla. Execution Drug
         The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge of Oklahoma's lethal injection scheme, just a week after declining to halt one man's execution in a 5-4 vote.
    - 3 days ago Jan 23 15, 5:22pm -
  • Suit Over Austrian Train Mishap Heads to Wash.
         A California woman suing Austria's national railroad after losing both of her legs in a train mishap must defend her case here before the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices said Friday.
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  • Jail Visitor Had to Prove She Was On Period
         Jail guards made a female visitor pull down her pants to prove that she was on her period, the woman claims in federal court.
    - 3 days ago Jan 23 15, 4:19pm -
  • ALJs Lose Challenge to Quota in 7th Circuit
         The 7th Circuit ruled administrative law judges will have to "work harder" to meet efficiency quotas set by the Social Security Administration.
    - 3 days ago Jan 23 15, 3:50pm -
  • Baltimore's Maestra Takes on Marriott Hotels
         The failure by hotel giant Marriott to fix a leak in one of its guest bathrooms led the music director of the Baltimore Symphony to suffer a bad fall, she claims in court.
    - 3 days ago Jan 23 15, 2:53pm -
  • Gay Bias Claims Against Cops Falter in 6th Circuit
         The attorney for a Cleveland-area gay couple who were allegedly refused pants after being arrested struggled at a hearing of the 6th Circuit.
    - 3 days ago Jan 23 15, 2:15pm -
  • Stiffed by Online Auction Site, Artist Claims
         An online auction house claimed to have lost consigned artworks that it actually sold in secret, the artist behind those works claims in court.
    - 3 days ago Jan 23 15, 1:55pm -
  • Class Says Pfizer Unfairly Protected Celebrex
         A class action accuses Pfizer of engaging in fraud and anti-competitive practices to keep generic versions of the mega-successful arthritis drug Celebrex from consumers.
    - 3 days ago Jan 23 15, 1:34pm -
  • Drug Court Called a Bastion of Abuse
         Criminal defendants undergoing mandatory drug testing in an Alabama court have been subjected to a variety of harassing behaviors, including extortion, assault and even sodomy, they claim in Federal Court.
    - 3 days ago Jan 23 15, 1:16pm -
  • Pastor's Family Seeks to Block Memorial
         The family of a deceased pastor seeks to block a fundraising memorial planned for Saturday because the ceremony flies in the face of their Island traditions and seeks to profit from his demise.
    - 3 days ago Jan 23 15, 1:00pm -
  • Georgia City Can't Ban Shop Selling Sex Toys
         A Georgia city cannot ban a novelty shop from selling sex toys on claims that it violates laws regulating sexually-oriented businesses, a federal judge ruled.
    - 3 days ago Jan 23 15, 12:48pm -
  • Appeal Sinks for Reggae Giant on Drug Charges
         Legendary reggae artist Buju Banton cannot appeal an order granting him a retrial on one of the three drug convictions against him, the 11th Circuit ruled.
    - 3 days ago Jan 23 15, 12:31pm -
  • Boot to the Teeth for Shielding Sister From Cop
         While fending off an off-duty cop assaulting his sister for dressing like a boy, a teen had his front teeth kicked out, a federal complaint alleges.
    - 3 days ago Jan 23 15, 11:05am -
  • Missouri Supreme Court Halts Inmate's Execution
         The Missouri Supreme Court issued a stay of execution Thursday for a man scheduled to die Jan. 28 for the murder of a former journalist.
    - 3 days ago Jan 23 15, 10:51am -
  • Toronto Pump & Dumper Can't Pry Out U.S. Nails
         A Canadian who manipulated the prices of four U.S. stocks from his foreign accounts is liable for securities fraud under U.S. law, the 3rd Circuit ruled.
    - 3 days ago Jan 23 15, 10:05am -
  • New York City Employees' Retirement System v. American Realty Capital Properties

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

Cyber Threats

  • Sponsor: AV-Comparatives

    Sponsor: AV-Comparatives

    Graham Cluley Security News is this week sponsored by AV-Comparatives.AV-Comparatives is an independent organization offering systematic testing that checks whether security software, such as PC/Mac-based antivirus products and mobile security solu…
    - 2 hours ago Jan 26 15, 9:30am -
  • Adobe patches second Flash zero-day vulnerability ahead of schedule

    Adobe patches second Flash zero-day vulnerability ahead of schedule

    Ahead of schedule, Adobe begins to automatically update Flash against another actively-exploited security hole.
    - 2 days ago Jan 24 15, 8:17pm -
  • Running Adobe Flash? You need to read this today

    Running Adobe Flash? You need to read this today

    Two critical security vulnerabilities, being actively exploited by online criminals, have been discovered in Adobe Flash.There has been a patch released for one of them, but not the other one…
    - 3 days ago Jan 23 15, 7:58am -

The News in Pictures | BBC

In pictures: Church of England's first woman bishop consecration
In pictures: Church of England's first woman bishop consecration
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Day in pictures: 26 January 2015
Day in pictures: 26 January 2015
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In pictures: Australia Day 2015
In pictures: Australia Day 2015
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Week in pictures: 17-23 January 2015
Week in pictures: 17-23 January 2015
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Day in pictures: 23 January 2015
Day in pictures: 23 January 2015
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Picture power: Tear gas at Kenyan primary school
Picture power: Tear gas at Kenyan primary school
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Severe Weather Watch

  • SPC Jan 26, 2015 1300 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

    SPC Jan 26, 2015 1300 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

    SPC 1300Z Day 1 Outlook DAY 1 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK0637 AM CST MON JAN 26 2015VALID 261300Z - 271200Z...NO TSTM AREAS FORECAST......SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS ARE NOT FORECAST OVER THE CONTINENTAL U.S.…
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Out of this World

  • 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 4 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)…
    - 5 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…
    - 6 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…
    - 11 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.
    - 12 days ago Jan 14 15, 3:23pm -
  • Station Managers Allow Crew Back In U.S. Segment

    Station Managers Allow Crew Back In U.S. Segment

    The International Space Station mission management team, including all of the station Partners, met this afternoon and directed the station’s residents to return to the U.S. segment of the complex before the end of the day, systems permitting. The…
    - 12 days ago Jan 14 15, 2:54pm -
  • Manager of NASA’s Station Program Discusses Alarm
    The six-member Expedition 42 crew is safe in the Russian segment of the International Space Station after an alarm went off in the U.S. segment of the orbital laboratory Wednesday morning. Flight controllers are seeing no direct evidence of an ammoni…
    - 12 days ago Jan 14 15, 12:55pm -
  • Space Station Update
    The Expedition 42 crew members are safe and in good shape inside the Russian segment of the International Space Station following an alarm in the U.S. segment at about 4 a.m. EST. The crew received an update from spacecraft communicator James Kelly t…
    - 12 days ago Jan 14 15, 8:55am -
  • Space Station Update
    The Expedition 42 crew members are safe and in good shape inside the Russian segment of the International Space Station following an alarm in the U.S. segment at about 4 a.m. EST. Flight controllers in Mission Control at NASA’s Johnson Space Center…
    - 12 days ago Jan 14 15, 7:48am -

Daily Dose of Cute

Useless Fact of the Day

Today's Birthday

Today in History

  • January 26, 1788: Australia Day
    On January 26, 1788, Captain Arthur Phillip guides a fleet of 11 British ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, effectively founding Australia. After overcoming a period of hardship, the fledgling colony began to celebrate the ann…
    - 11 hours ago Jan 26 15, 12:00am -

Today's Political Cartoon

Awful Pun Du Jour

A Word. A Day.

  • scurvy
    adjective: Mean or contemptible. noun: A disease caused by vitamin C deficiency, characterized by swollen and bleeding gums, bleeding under the skin, and weakness.
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Today's Slang

  • 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.
    - 1 day 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…
    - 2 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.
    - 3 days ago Jan 23 15, 3:00am -
  • conversation walling

    conversation walling

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

    Sing a disney song

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

    Sidewalk Salsa

    When you walk up to someone on the sidewalk and you both try to move out of each other's way, and in doing so repeatedly move into each other's way."Why are you late?""I got stuck doing the sidewalk salsa."
    - 6 days ago Jan 20 15, 3:00am -
  • Platonic jealousy

    Platonic jealousy

    When a close friend of yours hangs out with someone else, and you feel jealous that they aren't hanging out with you.Bob: Hey, where's Alice?Carol: She's hanging out with Dana today. Just like yesterday...I think I'm coming down with a case of…
    - 7 days ago Jan 19 15, 3:00am -

This Day in Music

  • On this Day January 26, 2004
    John Lydon was one of ten contestants to take part in the latest I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here UK TV show set in the Australian outback. The former Sex Pistols singer was seen by 11 million viewers on the first night covered in bird seed bein…
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  • On this Day January 26, 2003
    Billy Joel was airlifted to hospital after his car smashed into a tree. The singer lost control of his Mercedes S500 and skidded for 100 yards before crashing. The accident happened in The Hamptons, New York.
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  • On this Day January 26, 1991
    Queen had their second UK No.1 with 'Innuendo'. At 6 minutes 30 seconds, it exceeded their epic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by 35 seconds and became the third longest UK No.1 song of all time, behind The Beatles' 'Hey Jude' and Simple Minds' 'Belfast Child'…
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  • On this Day January 26, 1977
    Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Peter Green was committed to a mental hospital following an incident when he threatened his accountant Clifford Adams with an air rifle when he was trying to deliver a £30,000 ($51,000) royalty cheque to him.
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  • On this Day January 26, 1970

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  • On this Day January 26, 1965
    'Downtown' by Petula Clark was at No. 1 on the US singles chart. A young Jimmy Page had played as a session guitarist on the track, giving him his first US No.1 hit, (and a No. 2 hit in the UK).
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Today's Trivia Test

  • Trivia of the Day for Monday

    Trivia of the Day for Monday

    The average life span of an umbrella is 1 1/2 years. Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. president to have been born in a hospital. Normally there are born 94 females to 100 males. But among quadruplets there are 156 … Continue reading →
    - 6 hours 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…
    - 22 hours 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…
    - 1 day 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 →
    - 2 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…
    - 3 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 →
    - 4 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 ……
    - 5 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 →
    - 6 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 →
    - 7 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…
    - 8 days ago Jan 18 15, 5:00am -
  • Trivia of the Day for Saturday

    Trivia of the Day for Saturday

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

    Trivia of the Day for Friday

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

    Trivia of the Day for Thursday

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

    Bonus Trivia

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

    Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

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

Funny Quote of the Day

  • Kin Hubbard
    "The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket."
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  • Alfred Hitchcock
    "The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder."
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  • Mitch Hedberg
    "I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle."
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Brainy Quote of the Day

  • Horace Walpole
    "We often repent of our first thoughts, and scarce ever of our second."
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  • Jules Renard
    "If you are afraid of being lonely, don't try to be right."
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  • Katharine Hepburn
    "If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun."
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  • Laurence J. Peter
    "If you don't know where you're going, you will probably end up somewhere else."
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Wright Better

  • 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…
    - 12 hours ago Jan 25 15, 11:06pm -
  • The Changing Meaning of Mural

    The Changing Meaning of Mural

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

    Two Inverted Idioms

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

    Contrast and Stand in Contrast To

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

    Ripe vs. Rife

    Researching banking in the Roman Empire, I read the following in a scholarly discussion of Roman tax collecting: The process was ripe with corruption and scheming.--> Get access to 300+ interactive grammar exercises! Click here to start your free tri…
    - 4 days ago Jan 21 15, 11:56pm -

Earth Science Picture of the Day

Empty Quarter Dunes
Empty Quarter Dunes
- 8 hours ago Jan 26 15, 3:01am -
Volcan Copahue
Volcan Copahue
- 1 day ago Jan 25 15, 3:01am -
Shimmer Tree
Shimmer Tree
- 2 days ago Jan 24 15, 3:01am -
Bear River Meanders
Bear River Meanders
- 3 days ago Jan 23 15, 3:01am -
Pancake Ice Over Sebago Lake
Pancake Ice Over Sebago Lake
- 4 days ago Jan 22 15, 3:01am -
Toadstools in Snow and Sun Spike
Toadstools in Snow and Sun Spike
- 5 days ago Jan 21 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 -