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Justin Timberlake Shares Baby News on Birthday
Justin Timberlake Shares Baby News on BirthdayJustin Timberlake shares a picture on Instagram of a bulging belly presumably belonging to wife Jessica Biel. It was the singer's 34th birthday, and wrote he was getting the greatest gift ever...…
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Today in History for Friday, February 1st
Today in History for Friday, February 1stSubscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Highlights of this day in history include: the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy; a searing image from the Vietnam War; Ayatollah...…
- 1 hour ago Feb 1 15, 1:19am -
Russian Pilot Recalls Successful Balloon Flight
Russian Pilot Recalls Successful Balloon FlightAmerican Troy Bradley and Russian Leonid Tiukhtyaev landed a helium-filled balloon four miles offshore in Baja California Sur. (Feb. 1) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/Assoc…
- 1 hour ago Feb 1 15, 1:04am -
Hikers Rescued After Fall From Oregon Mountain
Hikers Rescued After Fall From Oregon MountainTwo climbers who were hurt in a fall on Mount Hood are now being treated for their injuries. Rescue officials say they were airlifted off the mountain Saturday afternoon by an Oregon National...…
- 1 hour ago Feb 1 15, 12:51am -
Raw: Big Fire at Storage Facility in Brooklyn
Raw: Big Fire at Storage Facility in BrooklynFirefighters were battling a massive fire at a storage facility in Brooklyn Saturday morning. The facility takes up nearly an entire city block. (Jan. 31) Subscribe for more Breaking News:...F…
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IS Militants Acknowledge Defeat in Kobani
IS Militants Acknowledge Defeat in KobaniThe Islamic State group has acknowledged for the first time that its fighters have been defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani and vowed to attack the town again. Meantime, residents are assessing...…
- 2 hours ago Feb 1 15, 12:05am -

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  • Obama's budget proposals include 19 percent tax on foreign earnings: Bloomberg

    Obama's budget proposals include 19 percent tax on foreign earnings: Bloomberg

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's budget proposals will include a minimum tax of 19 percent on U.S.-based companies' future foreign earnings and a 14 percent tax on their stockpiled offshore profits, Bloomberg news said on Saturday, cit…
    - 3 hours ago Jan 31 15, 11:22pm -
  • Islamic State says it has beheaded second Japanese hostage Goto

    Islamic State says it has beheaded second Japanese hostage Goto

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Islamic State militants said they had beheaded a second Japanese hostage, journalist Kenji Goto, prompting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to vow to step up humanitarian aid to the group's opponents in the Middle East and help bring his k…
    - 6 hours ago Jan 31 15, 8:31pm -
  • U.S. regulators recall 2.1 million vehicles in new air bag issue

    U.S. regulators recall 2.1 million vehicles in new air bag issue

    (Reuters) - The auto industry's air bag troubles deepened on Saturday as U.S. federal safety regulators said three big automakers will recall about 2.1 million older vehicles to fix defects that could cause air bags to deploy when they are not suppos…
    - 7 hours ago Jan 31 15, 7:49pm -
  • Islamic State says it has beheaded second Japanese hostage Goto

    Islamic State says it has beheaded second Japanese hostage Goto

    BEIRUT/TOKYO (Reuters) - Islamic State militants said on Saturday they had beheaded a second Japanese hostage, journalist Kenji Goto, after the failure of international efforts to secure his release through a prisoner swap.
    - 7 hours ago Jan 31 15, 6:51pm -
  • Chad army says kills 120 Boko Haram militants in Cameroon

    Chad army says kills 120 Boko Haram militants in Cameroon

    N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chadian forces have killed 120 militants from Boko Haram in a battle in the north of neighbouring Cameroon that began when the insurgents attacked its troops, the army said in a statement on Saturday, adding that three of its so…
    - 8 hours ago Jan 31 15, 6:10pm -
  • Ukraine peace talks collapse, Kiev and separatists trade blame

    Ukraine peace talks collapse, Kiev and separatists trade blame

    MINSK/KIEV (Reuters) - Peace talks on Ukraine collapsed on Saturday after just over four hours with no tangible progress towards a new ceasefire but with Ukraine's representative and separatist envoys angrily accusing each other of sabotaging the mee…
    - 8 hours ago Jan 31 15, 5:56pm -
  • U.S. general says Syrian town of Kobani taken from Islamic State

    U.S. general says Syrian town of Kobani taken from Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kurdish ground forces, helped by U.S. and allied air support, have retaken the Syrian town of Kobani from Islamic State militants, U.S. Lieutenant-General James Terry said on Saturday.
    - 11 hours ago Jan 31 15, 3:14pm -
  • Germany, ECB play hardball with Greece

    Germany, ECB play hardball with Greece

    BERLIN/HELSINKI (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out a debt writedown for Greece on Saturday, and a European Central Bank policymaker threatened to cut off funding to Greek banks if Athens does not agree to renew its bailout package.…
    - 12 hours ago Jan 31 15, 2:42pm -
  • Greece seeks to reassure Europe as tensions rise

    Greece seeks to reassure Europe as tensions rise

    ATHENS (Reuters) - New Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, striking a conciliatory note on debt talks after a turbulent start to office, has called the European Central Bank chief to assure him that Athens was seeking an agreement.
    - 12 hours ago Jan 31 15, 2:37pm -
  • U.S. regulators recall 2.1 million vehicles in new air bag issue

    U.S. regulators recall 2.1 million vehicles in new air bag issue

    (Reuters) - The auto industry’s air bag troubles deepened on Saturday as U.S. federal safety regulators said three big automakers will recall about 2.1 million older vehicles to fix defects that could cause air bags to deploy when they are not supp…
    - 13 hours ago Jan 31 15, 1:06pm -
  • Italy elects senior judge Sergio Mattarella as president

    Italy elects senior judge Sergio Mattarella as president

    ROME (Reuters) - Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a constitutional court judge and veteran center-left politician, as president on Saturday, handing a welcome political victory to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
    - 14 hours ago Jan 31 15, 12:39pm -
  • Kurds retake oil facility in north Iraq, 15 workers still missing

    Kurds retake oil facility in north Iraq, 15 workers still missing

    KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish peshmerga forces retook a small crude oil station near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk which Islamic State insurgents seized earlier on Saturday, but the fate of 15 employees remained unclear.
    - 14 hours ago Jan 31 15, 12:16pm -
  • Egyptian court bans Hamas' armed wing, lists as terrorist organization

    Egyptian court bans Hamas' armed wing, lists as terrorist organization

    CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court on Saturday banned the armed wing of Palestinian group Hamas and listed it as a terrorist organization, a ruling in keeping with a systematic crackdown on Islamists by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
    - 15 hours ago Jan 31 15, 11:40am -
  • Panama kicks out ex-Colombian spy chief to face charges at home

    Panama kicks out ex-Colombian spy chief to face charges at home

    PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Panama on Saturday expelled a former Colombian intelligence chief, Maria del Pilar Hurtado, to face charges at home of illegally intercepting phone calls from opposition Colombian lawmakers.
    - 15 hours ago Jan 31 15, 11:20am -
  • Exclusive: Treasury official among those eyed for regional U.S. Fed openings

    Exclusive: Treasury official among those eyed for regional U.S. Fed openings

    (Reuters) - A U.S. Treasury official and a director at the New York Federal Reserve are among those who have been considered to replace two hawkish Fed policymakers, according to people familiar with the searches.
    - 15 hours ago Jan 31 15, 11:05am -
  • U.S. reports 27 more strikes against Islamic State

    U.S. reports 27 more strikes against Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies carried out 27 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria since early Friday, the Combined Joint Task Force leading the operation reported on Saturday.
    - 16 hours ago Jan 31 15, 10:32am -
  • Exclusive: GM and China’s SAIC to push into Indonesia with no-frills vans

    Exclusive: GM and China’s SAIC to push into Indonesia with no-frills vans

    BEIJING (Reuters) - General Motors and Chinese partner SAIC Motor Corp will soon announce a joint push into Indonesia, using their no-frills Wuling brand to establish a beachhead in Southeast Asia’s biggest market and from there tackle other market…
    - 16 hours ago Jan 31 15, 10:18am -
  • Macedonian opposition leader charged with plot to seize power

    Macedonian opposition leader charged with plot to seize power

    SKOPJE (Reuters) - Macedonia's chief opposition leader was charged by police on Saturday with conspiring with a foreign intelligence service to topple the government.
    - 17 hours ago Jan 31 15, 9:43am -
  • Greek emergency funding would be a decision for ECB council: Constancio

    Greek emergency funding would be a decision for ECB council: Constancio

    CAMBRIDGE, England (Reuters) - ECB Vice-President Vitor Constancio said on Saturday that a decision on whether to give Greece emergency funding would be up to the central bank's Governing Council.
    - 17 hours ago Jan 31 15, 8:55am -
  • Greece says will not cooperate with 'troika' or seek aid extension

    Greece says will not cooperate with 'troika' or seek aid extension

    ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's new leftist government opened talks on its bailout with European partners on Friday by flatly refusing to extend the program or to cooperate with the international inspectors overseeing it.
    - 17 hours ago Jan 31 15, 8:54am -

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  • 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…
    - 2 days 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.
    - 3 days 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.
    - 3 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.
    - 4 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.…
    - 4 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.
    - 4 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…
    - 4 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.
    - 5 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.
    - 5 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.
    - 5 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 6 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 9 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.
    - 10 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.
    - 12 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.
    - 14 days ago Jan 18 15, 8:52am -

Life Hacker

  • This Week's Top Downloads

    This Week's Top Downloads

    Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.Read more...
    - 6 hours ago Jan 31 15, 8:00pm -
  • Ask For a Resident Discount at Local Museums

    Ask For a Resident Discount at Local Museums

    If your state has a popular museum, they may charge admission. If you're a local, though, some museums have a policy of giving state residents a free or reduced admission.Read more...
    - 7 hours ago Jan 31 15, 7:00pm -
  • Find Your “10 Minute Tasks” Each Day to Stay Productive

    Find Your “10 Minute Tasks” Each Day to Stay Productive

    Lots of us have problems organizing our day productively. We never seem to have the time. Keeping a list of "10-Minute Tasks" lets you get stuff done without feeling overwhelmed. Read more...
    - 8 hours ago Jan 31 15, 6:00pm -

Law and Disorder

Over at the Courthouse...

  • Search Engines Dodge Angry Locksmith Claims
         A federal judge ruled a Virginia locksmith who blames Internet search engines for his loss of revenue cannot pursue claims against Google, YellowBook and Ziplocal.
    - 1 day ago Jan 30 15, 5:16pm -
  • Forex 'Cartel' Class Action Heats Up
         A dozen banks must face claims over the alleged manipulation of the $5 trillion foreign-currency market every day by traders in chat rooms called "The Cartel" and "The Mafia," a federal judge ruled.
    - 1 day ago Jan 30 15, 5:12pm -
  • NY Mercury Attacks Justify Long Sentence
         The 2nd upheld the lengthy sentence Friday for the New Yorker who used a chemical weapon by leaving liquid mercury at a trauma center.
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  • IRS Must Answer for Levy on Nevada 10-Year-Old
         Time has not run out for a man to sue the Internal Revenue Service over money it took from him when he was 10, the 9th Circuit ruled Friday.
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  • FDA Berated Over Inaction on Antipsychotic
         Regulators failed to act on signs that the popular antipsychotic Risperdal causes teenage boys to grow breasts, a federal complaint from the law firm Sheller PC alleges.
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  • Professor Sues After Job Withdrawn For Tweets
         A Palestinian-American professor has sued the University of Illinois for withdrawing a job offer over his anti-Israel tweets during the 2014 bombing of Gaza.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
    - 2 days ago Jan 30 15, 12:32pm -
  • 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.
    - 2 days ago Jan 30 15, 12:17pm -
  • 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.
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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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  • 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 days ago Jan 30 15, 10:15am -
  • 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 days ago Jan 30 15, 9:40am -
  • Emotional Start to Murder Trialof 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.
    - 2 days ago Jan 30 15, 9:00am -
  • 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.
    - 2 days ago Jan 30 15, 8:34am -
  • Wal-Mart Class Action
         Wal-Mart stiffs its assistant store managers for overtime, a class action claims in Alameda County Court.
    - 2 days ago Jan 30 15, 8:34am -
  • 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.
    - 2 days ago Jan 30 15, 8:34am -
  • 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.
    - 2 days ago Jan 30 15, 8:23am -
  • 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.
    - 2 days ago Jan 30 15, 8:23am -
  • 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.
    - 2 days ago Jan 30 15, 8:23am -
  • 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.
    - 2 days ago Jan 30 15, 8:23am -
  • 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.
    - 2 days ago Jan 30 15, 8:23am -
  • 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.
    - 2 days ago Jan 30 15, 8:23am -
  • 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.
    - 2 days ago Jan 30 15, 8:23am -
  • 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.
    - 2 days ago Jan 30 15, 8:23am -
  • Silk Road Murder Threat Shown as Case Nears End
         Silk Road's leader "Dread Pirate Roberts" threatened "real world violence" against a user who attempted online blackmail, evidence in the trial against Ross Ulbricht showed on Thursday.
    - 2 days ago Jan 29 15, 6:56pm -
  • New York City Blamed for Fatal Brooklyn Fire
         A woman died in a house fire because Brooklyn firefighters took too long to come to the rescue and then found that the nearest hydrant was broken, a family claims in court.
    - 2 days ago Jan 29 15, 4:42pm -
  • 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.
    - 3 days ago Jan 29 15, 11:49am -

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Rediscovered pictures from Spanish Civil War
Rediscovered pictures from Spanish Civil War
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Week in pictures: 24-30 January 2015
Week in pictures: 24-30 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

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    SPC MD 48

    MD 0048 CONCERNING HEAVY SNOW FOR CNTRL AND SE IA...NE MO...NRN IL MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0048NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK1013 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015AREAS AFFECTED...CNTRL AND SE IA...NE MO...NRN ILCONCERNING...HEAVY SNOW VAL…
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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…
    - 3 days ago Jan 29 15, 12:51pm -
  • Robonaut’s Legs Powered Up, Station Lowers Orbit

    Robonaut’s Legs Powered Up, Station Lowers Orbit

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

    Virts and Wilmore Preparing for Trio of Spacewalks

    NASA astronauts Terry Virts and Barry Wilmore are getting a pair of U.S. spacesuits ready for a set of spacewalks beginning in February. Throughout Tuesday in the Quest airlock, they recharged suit batteries and checked out fans and other suit compon…
    - 4 days ago Jan 27 15, 4:38pm -
  • Crew Studying Tiny Organisms to Understand Larger Organisms

    Crew Studying Tiny Organisms to Understand Larger Organisms

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

    CATS Installed, Eye Checks and Science Maintenance for Crew

    With CATS successfully installed to an external platform on Japan’s Kibo laboratory, the Expedition 42 crew spent Friday working life science, combustion and a variety of other experiments. › Read more about CATS The Combustion Integrated Rack (C…
    - 9 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)…
    - 10 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…
    - 12 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…
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  • 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.
    - 17 days ago Jan 14 15, 3:23pm -

Daily Dose of Cute

Useless Fact of the Day

Today's Birthday

  • Feb 1: Langston Hughes
    1902—1967, American poet and central figure of the Harlem Renaissance. See biography and links to other people born today...
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Today in History

  • February 1, 1884: Oxford Dictionary debuts
    On this day in 1884, the first portion, or fascicle, of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), considered the most comprehensive and accurate dictionary of the English language, is published. Today, the OED is the definitive authority on the meaning,…
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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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    A Compendium of Feedback on the Words featured in A.Word.A.Day
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Today's Slang

  • basicism

    basicism

    the professional art of being basic"Your level of basicism is too high"
    - 23 hours ago Jan 31 15, 3:00am -
  • 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
    - 2 days ago Jan 30 15, 3:00am -
  • Monogamy Parade

    Monogamy Parade

    A time in which one person gains a mate and his friends out of jealousy or any other reason, also find a mate.Oh God, Mark has a girlfriend. Here come the Monogamy Parade
    - 3 days 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…
    - 4 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
    - 5 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.
    - 7 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…
    - 8 days ago Jan 24 15, 3:00am -

This Day in Music

  • On this Day February 01, 1995
    Richey Edwards guitarist with the Manic Street Preachers vanished leaving no clues to his whereabouts. He left The Embassy Hotel in London at 7am, leaving behind his packed suitcase. His car was found on the Severn Bridge outside Bristol, England six…
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  • On this Day February 01, 1967
    At Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles started work on a new song 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'. It wasn't until The Beatles had recorded the song that Paul McCartney had the idea to make the song the thematic pivot for their forthcom…
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  • On this Day February 01, 1965

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Today's Trivia Test

  • Trivia of the Day for Saturday

    Trivia of the Day for Saturday

    A garter snake can give birth to 85 babies. If you unfolded and laid out the delicate membranes from inside a dogs nose, the membranes would be larger than the dog itself. Kangaroos can hop as fast as 40 miles … Continue reading →
    - 19 hours ago Jan 31 15, 7:30am -
  • Trivia of the Day for Friday

    Trivia of the Day for Friday


    - 2 days ago Jan 30 15, 7:30am -
  • 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…
    - 2 days ago Jan 29 15, 2:30pm -
  • 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…
    - 3 days ago Jan 29 15, 7:30am -
  • Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

    Trivia of the Day for Wednesday

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

    Trivia of the Day for Tuesday

    At an NOAA conference in 1972, Roxcy Bolton proposed naming hurricanes after Senators instead of women. She also preferred “him-i-canes.” For one day in 1998, Topeka, Kansas, renamed itself “ToPikachu” to mark Pokemon’s U.S. debut. Horses c…
    - 5 days ago Jan 27 15, 1:30pm -
  • Trivia of the Day for Monday

    Trivia of the Day for Monday

    The average life span of an umbrella is 1 1/2 years. Jimmy Carter was the first U.S. president to have been born in a hospital. Normally there are born 94 females to 100 males. But among quadruplets there are 156 … Continue reading →
    - 6 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…
    - 7 days ago Jan 25 15, 1:00pm -
  • Trivia of the Day for Sunday

    Trivia of the Day for Sunday

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

    Trivia of the Day for Saturday

    Polar bears are left handed. A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out. The ant can lift 50 times its own weight, can pull 30 times its own weight and always falls over on its right side when intoxicated. The catfish … Continue reading →
    - 8 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…
    - 9 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 →
    - 10 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 ……
    - 11 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 →
    - 12 days ago Jan 20 15, 2:00pm -

Funny Quote of the Day

  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    "In politics stupidity is not a handicap."
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  • 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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Brainy Quote of the Day

  • Francesco Guicciardini
    "The return we reap from generous actions is not always evident."
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  • 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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Wright Better

  • The King is Dead. Long Live the King!

    The King is Dead. Long Live the King!

    A reader is puzzled by an expression: This is regarding the proverb "The *Something* is Dead. Long Live *Something*." I've seen it being used in various contexts where *Something* is replaced by words...such as Internet, Article etc. Could you pleas…
    - 3 hours ago Jan 31 15, 11:19pm -
  • Healthy vs Healthful

    Healthy vs Healthful

    A reader wonders about the use of the adjectives healthy and healthful: Would you please do a segment explaining how, when, and why "healthy" and "healthful" should be used correctly. My tentative belief is that people are "healthy" or not so; and t…
    - 1 day ago Jan 30 15, 11:16pm -
  • 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!
    - 2 days 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…
    - 3 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!
    - 4 days ago Jan 27 15, 11:38pm -

Earth Science Picture of the Day

Frost Covered Spider Webs
Frost Covered Spider Webs
- 23 hours ago Jan 31 15, 3:01am -
Angular Unconformity at Telheiro Beach, Portugal
Angular Unconformity at Telheiro Beach, Portugal
- 2 days ago Jan 30 15, 3:01am -
Orion the Hunter
Orion the Hunter
- 3 days ago Jan 29 15, 3:01am -
Ice Crystal Collection from the French Alps
Ice Crystal Collection from the French Alps
- 4 days ago Jan 28 15, 3:01am -
Paracas National Reserve, Peru
Paracas National Reserve, Peru
- 5 days ago Jan 27 15, 3:01am -
Empty Quarter Dunes
Empty Quarter Dunes
- 6 days ago Jan 26 15, 3:01am -

Earthquakes

  • M 2.8 - 5km SSW of Yountville, California
    DYFI? - IVTime2015-02-01 02:17:34 UTC2015-01-31 18:17:34 -08:00 at epicenterLocation38.359°N 122.395°WDepth7.96 km (4.95 mi)
    - 1 min ago Feb 1 15, 2:20am -
  • M 2.2 - 6km SE of The Geysers, California
    DYFI? - IITime2015-02-01 05:19:26 UTC2015-01-31 21:19:26 -08:00 at epicenterLocation38.741°N 122.700°WDepth1.72 km (1.07 mi)
    - 6 mins ago Feb 1 15, 2:15am -
  • M 0.9 - 7km W of Cobb, California
    Time2015-02-01 05:11:32 UTC2015-01-31 21:11:32 -08:00 at epicenterLocation38.830°N 122.809°WDepth0.50 km (0.31 mi)
    - 6 mins ago Feb 1 15, 2:15am -

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 -