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28 May 2015
Tracy Morgan settles lawsuit with Wal-Mart over wreck that killed friend ...
J. K. Rowling delivers fabulous smackdown to wingnuts and haters ...
Physicist Leon M. Lederman wants to sell his Nobel Prize, and the bids start at $325,000 ...
Meet the key players in soccer's staggering corruption scandal ...
Rand Paul says ISIS exists because of Republican hawks … Lindsey Graham knows Iran is lying because he learned how to spot a liar in his parents' pool room … Chris Christie questions whether the PATRIOT Act has led to a single civil liberties violation … Scott Walker says forcing transvaginal ultrasounds on women is "a cool thing" ...
South Carolina policeman is indicted in shooting death of unarmed black man … Michigan cop gets probation for offering leniency in exchange for sex … Judge had to work really, really hard to acquit Cleveland cop who fired 49 rounds at an unarmed couple in their car … Chicago cop is fired over photo "appearing to treat an African-American man not as a human being but as a hunted animal" … Florida policeman is fired for videotaped beating of handcuffed suspect ...
Climate change is making heavy downpours — like this week's deadly flooding in Texas — more frequent than in previous decades ...
Suge Knight is a no-show in court ...
U.S. military accidentally sent live anthrax to private labs ...
102-year-old Holocaust survivor earns her PhD ...
Vatican official says Irish vote for same-sex marriage is "a defeat for humanity" ...
U.S. and Chinese researchers have developed semiconductor chips that are nearly entirely made out of wood-derived material ...
U.S. Air Force certifies SpaceX to launch military and spy satellites ...
To stop monthly bad news headlines, McDonald's will stop reporting monthly sales results ...
Rupert Grint tries drag ...
Nebraska lawmakers override veto, eliminate death penalty ...
27 May 2015
High-level FIFA (soccer) officials are indicted for racketeering, bribery, money laundering, and fraud ...
Texas wingnuts are ready for U.S. Pentagon's looming move to seize the state ...
Chinese gaming company builds its new headquarters in the shape of Star Trek's USS Enterprise ...
Clinton Foundation donors got weapons deals from Hillary Clinton's State Department … During Clinton's time as U.S. Secretary of State, her husband was paid for "consulting" through a secret shell company … Marco Rubio says Christianity will soon be considered "hate speech" … Scott Walker thinks Obama administration shouldn't have negotiated with Iran … Former Gov. George Pataki (R-New York) announces that he'll announce tomorrow that he's running for President … Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania) is running too ...
Robert Rodriguez will write and direct a live-action reboot of Jonny Quest ...
5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocks Obama administration on immigration ...
Pizza Hut and Taco Bell say they're getting rid of artificial ingredients ...
Estate of Arthur Conan Doyle sues over upcoming Sherlock Holmes movie ...
U.S. Internal Revenue Service is hit by low-level hackers; 100,000 tax accounts compromised ...
Infamous troll is booted from Twitter ...
Cleveland Police Dept promises to tone down the brutality ...
19 Kids and Counting patriarch ran for U.S. Senate saying people should be executed for incest ...
Led Zeppelin responds to lawsuit over "Stairway to Heaven"; denies copyright claims, admits being "one of the greatest bands in history" ...
Amazing Kreskin launches a "supernatural" dating service ...
Henry Ford's attempt to bring "white man's magic to the jungle" didn't work out ...
NASA is still stumped by the mystery of Apollo 10's floating feces ...
Jony Ive gets a promotion at Apple ...
Omar Sharif has Alzheimer's disease ...
26 May 2015
Merging of two supermassive black holes should produce a burst of gravitational waves that warp space-time ...
Hundreds dead in ongoing Indian heat wave … Tornadoes and record rainfall wreak havoc in northern Mexico and southern U.S. ...
B. B. King's daughters say he was murdered ...
Baz Luhrmann's Netflix series about 1970s hip-hop gets guidance from Grandmaster Flash ...
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan hang out at a party for their kids ...
Cleveland cops involved in 137-shot barrage claim they're victims of discrimination … Were the Cleveland protests as "felonious" and "aggravated" as police say they were? ...
ISIS is bad, m'kay? ...
Firefox's tracking protection experiment seems to be a success — pages load faster, files download faster, and online tracking is substantially decreased ...
Byron Allen says President Obama is "a white President in blackface" ...
Scott Walker promises pre-emptive strikes to prevent radical Islamic terrorist attacks on America … Conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch will fund several Republicans running for U.S. President … Mike Huckabee suggests he would ignore any U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalizes same-sex marriage … Jeb Bush is getting a brand-new $1.4-million home set amid his family's coastal-Maine compound … Bernie Sanders tells the rich: "Sorry, you're all going to have to pay your fair share of taxes" ...
Jon Stewart quietly created a program to help veterans get TV jobs ...
After being threatened with penalties, Amazon will start paying taxes in United Kingdom ...
British anesthesiologist devises statistical method to expose scientific fraud ...
Charter Communications announces deal to buy Time Warner Cable ...
Colombia considers releasing caterpillars against cocaine crop ...
Cliches, sleazy prose, sex scenes, violence and hyperbole abound in Ed Wood's Death of a Transvestite, but the novel has heart ...
Plaster casts of Pompeii volcano victims are restored ...
In the future, Conan O'Brien will be a very handsome chain-smoking robot with a human head and a sexy robot body ...
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert gets another eight months in prison ...
Noted douchebag Chris Brown threatens Tyson Beckford over ex-girlfriend's selfie ...
25 May 2015
Art Garfunkel describes Paul Simon as a "monster" with a Napoleon complex ...
Virginia police officer quits after pepper-spraying a motionless, silent driver who was having a stroke … With his legal fees mounting and a trial turning increasingly personal, nutball Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio turns to the public for money and the legal system for a new Judge ...
Brad Paisley thinks the Rolling Stones are one of the best country bands ever ...
Scott Patterson says a Gilmore Girls reunion might be happening ...
Court finds Californians have no legal right to access records of when and where their license plates have been scanned by authorities ...
How to spot and critique censorship tropes in the media's coverage of free speech controversies ...
Scotland Yard was worried that The X-Files and Star Trek could inspire anarchy in the U.K. ...
Ben Carson warns voters not to let "secular progressives drive God out of our lives" … State legislature removes Gov. and probable Presidential candidate Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) from the board of troubled economic agency he created … Carly Fiorina says "The world is a dangerous and tragic place when America is not leading" ...
Google Maps is racist because the internet is racist ...
Former Congressman from New York convicted in the ABSCAM corruption scandal, John M. Murphy, dies at Richmond University Medical Center on Staten Island ...
23 May 2015
Farmers in the American Midwest are incinerating millions of chickens ...
Retired NFL star Randy Moss attends a fan's high school graduation ...
Stubborn Senators Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) and Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) block renewal of mass surveillance, at least temporarily ...
Sharon Osbourne collapses from "mental and physical fatigue" ...
Cleveland cop who stood on a car's hood and shot unarmed black men through the windshield is acquitted … Seattle cop is suspended but not named over incident from 2010 that officials won't describe ...
Casino billionaire and big-bucks Republicans donor Sheldon Adelson is sued over alleged graft and connections to organized crime … Jeb Bush needs more evidence for climate change than to start a war ...
Probe into General Motors recall uncovers "criminal wrongdoing" ...
By a landslide, voters in Irish referendum say "I do" to same-sex marriage ...
19 Kids and Counting is taken off the air after eldest son's admissions of child molestation … Pervy revelations are just the latest sex abuse scandal to rock far-right fundamentalism ...
Chris Pratt sure is sorry for whatever stupid things he's going to say ...
Mathematician and game theorist John Nash dies in a taxi accident on the New Jersey Turnpike ...
Comic actress Anne Meara dies in Manhattan ...
24 May 2015
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen won't appear on Full House revival ...
Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D-New Orleans) says the anti-gay executive order from Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-Louisiana) won't apply in the Big Easy ...
U.S. Senate approves "fast-track" for President Obama's controversial trade deal ...
Michael Sam signs with CFL's Montreal Alouettes ...
Mike Huckabee defends child molester from 19 Kids and Counting … Reality show perv was on good terms with nearly all the Republican Party's 2016 Presidential hopefuls ...
U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch says America could be "less safe" if the PATRIOT Act — specifically the provision that allows for the collection of phone metadata — expires ...
Dozens killed in gunfight between Mexican gangsters and troops ...
John Malkovich sues Le Monde over tax evasion allegations ...
Officials covered up torture, horrific abuse of prisoners after 1971 riots at New York's Attica Prison ...
Netflix puts Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray under the Christmas tree ...
22 May 2015
Father from reality show 19 Kids and Counting waited more than a year before contacting police, after his son confessed to sexually molesting several female minors ...
U.S. National Security Agency wanted to lurk in Google and Samsung app stores to spread malware and misinformation ...
Rockstar Games sues to block BBC dramatization of Grand Theft Auto's creation ...
Who knew good penmanship was a requirement for joining al-Qaeda? ...
Six Baltimore cops indicted for death of man fatally injured in "rough ride" … Washington police officer shoots two black men accused of stealing beer … San Francisco cop who testified against partners in corruption trial gets lenient sentence ...
Why Chrome uses so much freaking RAM ...
Experimental tech lets paralyzed man control robotic arm with his mind ...
U.S. Senate report on C.I.A. torture is off-limits to ordinary Americans ...
Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak will make $7.5-million from Random House for writing a book about their off-and-on romance ...
Donald Trump says the U.S.A. is "a hellhole" … Jeb Bush thinks it's "intellectual arrogance" to decide that the science of climate change has been decided … Hillary Clinton's private-server State Department emails were turned over on paper, not electronically, so it's taken weeks to have them scanned and digitized … Carly Fiorina stiffed 2010 Senate campaign workers … Lindsey Graham calls for more U.S. troops in Iraq ...
Flavor Flav is arrested for drunk driving and pot possession ...
David Letterman was barely out the door before CBS had his Late Show set dismantled and thrown into a dumpster ...
Using secret questions to give people access to their passwords is a terrible idea, according to a new paper from Google ...
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield gets hacked ...
Boy Scouts of America President Robert M. Gates calls for ending ban on gay leaders ...
Barbra Streisand will finally write her memoirs ...
Tennessee spends $46,000 for a ludicrous new state logo ...
Orson Welles talks about the conspiracy to suppress Citizen Kane ...
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