Troy Davis, a death row inmate who garnered global support for his claims of innocence, was denied clemency Tuesday by a Georgia parole board.
His execution is scheduled for Wednesday night.
Troy Davis, a death row inmate who garnered global support for his claims of innocence, was denied clemency Tuesday by a Georgia parole board.
His execution is scheduled for Wednesday night.
Following months of anticipation and several badass trailers, Travis Rice and the snowboarders behind "The Art of Flight" have descended upon New York City for the world premiere of their visually stunning masterpiece.
Costing millions of dollars.
If you want the reliability and stability of a desktop program without giving up the functionality of a Web app, we've got the solution.
And invitations are no longer needed; anyone can join.
As for how many want to, well �
Facebook is looking to hire a big-name executive to cultivate relationships and strike deals with the film and music industries to bolster its media offerings.
For many consumers, the Better Business Bureau is considered the authoritative, objective source on whether or not a small business is trustworthy.
Most people think of the group as being quite trustworthy itself. But who's the Better Business...
The Pentagon says the military is adequately prepared for the official lifting Tuesday of the legal ban on gays serving openly.
Say goodbye to the iconic red Netflix DVD envelope: CEO Reed Hastings announced tonight that the company will be splitting its business in two, with its DVD-by-mail service getting a name change to Qwikster, while Netflix will focus on streaming video.
Three are dead and dozens injured after a pilot lost control of his plane at an air show in Reno.
The ongoing student demonstrations in Chile began as a protest over the costs, profits, and fairness of higher education there. They have since attracted other segments of Chilean society venting frustration over wages, health care, and other issues. Uniting the protesters is common dissatisfaction with hugely unpopular President Sebastian Pinera and social inequality. Workers joined a 48-hour general strike in August which, like many demonstr
A Miami neighborhood has been invaded by giant African land snails, 10-inch long creatures that eat everything from garbage to the stucco on the sides of houses. "It's us against the snails," says the local official leading the eradication effort.
Teachers commonly ask students to share summer experiences.
This year a few can say that they controlled satellites on the ISS!
For the first time in history a Pirate Party has managed to enter a federal parliament.
With an estimated 9 percent of the total vote the Pirate Party exceeded the 5% floor needed to enter the Berlin parliament with several seats. For the international Pirate Party movement this is the second major success after the European elections of 2009.
Occupy Wall Street organizers want people to swarm into lower Manhattan on September 17 and set up camp for two months, then "incessantly repeat one simple demand."
23 Rejected Covers of Famous Books
In an unprecedented move, Scotland Yard is demanding that the Guardian release the names of their sources, using the UKs Official Secrets Act to justify their actions.
The UKs Official Secrets Act was designed for spies, not journalists sources. The maximum fine for violating the Official Secrets Act is life imprisonment.
The James Webb Space Telescopes mirrors have completed their coating process which allows the Webb telescope's "infrared eyes" to observe extremely faint objects in infrared light.
Kara Kennedy, daughter of the late Sen.
Edward Kennedy and Eleanor Mondale, daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale have died. Both were 51. (Sept. 17)
MANILA, Philippines - Women ended armed clashes in 2 Mindanao villages by not having sex with their husbands unless the men laid down their weapons, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
President Obama will have a tough time in the 2012 election with the country's economic problems looming overhead.
Dark clouds have been gathering around President Obama for months now as the still struggling economy threatens to imperil his chances at winning a second term next year. But, there's evidence that a silver lining might be [...]
A 55-year old man set himself ablaze outside a bank branch in Thessaloniki, northern Greece after he asked for a renegotiation of his overdue loan payments on his home and business, but was refused by
While Google Wallet didn't come out this summer as expected, Google has just unveiled first Google Wallet commercial, starring none other than Seinfeld's George Costanza and his overstuffed wallet.
A Phoenix man became trapped inside his SUV on Thursday after he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll over and strike a utility pole.
In the process, the driver rear-ended another vehicle driven by a man named George Lindell, who later described the events to local Fox affiliate KSAZ-TV...
Angie Jenkins was sentenced Thursday to more than seven years in prison and ordered to pay $4,480 in restitution to the Buffalo, N.Y. victim, the U.S.
Attorney's Office in Buffalo said. She pleaded guilty in April to receiving child pornography.
In case you guys dont know, its that time of year again.
Mid to late September is when rookies all around baseball are called up to the big club.
It's also the year's best-selling fighting game.
About a dozen law enforcement officers including the Milwaukee FBI raided Cindy Archers Madison home yesterday as part of an FBI investigation into allegations that staffers of Walker's worked on his campaign on the county dime while he was running for governor.
This investigation may be....
Murder has never been this easy to abbreviate via text message.
Official Funny or Die short written by Justin Becker (Sorry, Dad) and directed by David Green (Meltdown).
The FBI swears it's stopped teaching agents that mainstream Muslims are proto-terrorists and that Mohammed is a cult leader.
But top Senators aren't
A list of the twelve most venomous snakes in the world, with amazing pictures of all of the scary serpents!
A game fan delivered one of the oddest proposals ever - delivered by the sinister villain in the hit game Portal 2.
The 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid is estimated to get a solid 40 mpg on the highway.
But a team of hypermiling� specialists�who utilize special driving techniques to boost a vehicles fuel economy�just finished a trip through every Lower 48 state while averaging 64.55 miles per gallon. They broke a Guinness World Record in the process.
President Obama continued pushing his jobs bill in battleground states on Wednesday, telling a fired-up crowd of students at North Carolina State University that, "If you love me, you've got to help me pass this bill!"
Obama, speaking to a crowd of more than 9,000 people in an unairconditioned auditorium, reiterated the main points of his recently-unveiled American Jobs Act, and urged students to help him get it passed through Congress.
I had not planned on watching the debate because it conflicted with more important activities, like a new episode of The Closer. But even more importantly, it was being held at a time when I had committed to posting a diary for The Grieving Room. That diary was about the death of my brother from a very painful, uninsured struggle against metastatic cancer.
NASA is ready to move forward with development of the Space Launch System -- an advanced heavy-lift launch vehicle for human exploration.
Provocative love stories on TV banned in apparent bow to hard-line Muslim clerics complaining about scenes in foreign movies
Spain has reopened a sexual assault case against a Saudi prince, reviving accusations that he raped a model on his yacht in the Spanish Mediterranean in 2008.
The participant's in last night's GOP presidential debate once again took the opportunity to pretend that the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare") put a massive dent in Medicare by cutting $500 billion from the program.
Michele Bachmann told us that "We know that President Obama stole over $500 billion out of Medicare to switch it over to Obamacare." Mitt Romney intoned "He cut Medicare by $500 billion.
This is a Democratic president the liberal, s
Authorities in the Islamic Republic of Iran have approved a sex education DVD that covers everything from foreplay to premature ejaculation.
The president wants to fund his $447 billion jobs bill by scrapping tax breaks for hedge fund managers � and families making north of $250,000 a year.
California's ports move about 40 percent of the container cargo transported in and out of the United States.
By 2012, all cargo ships are supposed to undergo physical inspection, but right now that happens only 5 percent of the time.
Hurricanes are getting stronger; droughts and floods are more frequent.
In South Florida, waters rose roughly six inches between 1930 and 1981. That might not sound like much, but it's just the tip of a rapidly melting iceberg. "We are the most vulnerable metropolitan area in the world when it comes to sea-level rise," University of Miami professor Harold Wanless says. And, the avuncular geologist adds, that's nothing.
White Castle has the taste some people can't live without, but it also features moderately sized booths.
These booths do not sit well (sorry) with 290-pound stockbroker Martin Kessman, who filed suit last week in Manhattan federal court after the fast-food chain failed to increase the size of their booths, which Kessman said they repeatedly promised to do at his local establishment. So he's suing.
The Hickmans are members of the Followers of Christ, an Oregon City faith-healing church.
The congregation has a long history of children dying from curable conditions because parents rejected medical care in favor of spiritual treatments.
Sales of video game hardware, software and accessories in the United States continued to slide in August according to new data from NPD Group, again dipp
Coral reefs are on course to become the first ecosystem that human activity will eliminate entirely from the Earth, a leading United Nations scientist claims.
He says this event will occur before the end of the present century, which means that there are children already born who will live to see a world without coral.
Former minister says group was prepared to see bin Laden put on trial prior to 9/11, but US was not interested.
6 Ways Your Sense of Smell Is Secretly Controlling Your Mind
Chris Brown escapes $15,000 in parking fines by having 95 of his 117 tickets dismissed.
If you have a Kindle, and you're enviously eyeing the iPad as an improvement upon the e-reader you're holding in your hands, you have at least 10 reasons to feel content
Marriage is a complicated thing.
They say if a marriage 7 years you two are probably going to be together forever. Unfortunately though the divorce rate in America is 50%, getting married is like a 1 in 2 gamble and really I'm not a fan of those odds.
A Muslim author on the impact of the tragic event.
IKEA is introducing a new, deeper version of its ubiquitous BILLY� bookcase for people to display ornaments rather than store books.
There's more intrigue surrounding the debate over who won the latest battle in the three-year war between San Francisco's...
When El Rey -- the final Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle to ever be made -- rolled off the Mexican production line on July 30, 2003, many Volkswagen fans around the world mourned the end of a 60-year production run.
Its important to remember that not all dog haircuts� are deliberate.
For example, if you ever see a dog with dreadlocks�thats probably a Komondor. It has that coat to protect it from wolves.
After 9/11, al-Qaida was widely denounced as a brutal band of fanatics.
But one special operations commander thought its organizational structure was kind of brilliant. He set out to build, in essence, America's very own al-Qaida.
REAL Prep Charter Academy, more than three years in the making, is scheduled to open Monday in Portland's Pearl District to serve students in grades nine through 12.
The school's designers have spent $500,000 in federal grants to get the school and its curriculum up and running.
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5 Bits of Advice That Don't Make Sense Until It's Too Late
Today at a campaign stop in Newport Beach, California, one attendee asked Perry for his reaction to Romneys charge that he wants to abolish Social Security because its a Ponzi scheme.� Perry responded, Id say thats misinformation: ATTENDEE: Romneys advisers said you want to abolish Social Security because its a Ponzi scheme.
What do you [...]
Forget home-field advantage: When species roam, they can thrive.
Free from their own predators and among other species that aren't used to competing with them, invasive species can monopolize resources and alter delicate ecological relationships. One way biocontrol experts have countered invasive-species threats is by bringing in other exotic species to target the invaders. As some past examples show, such tinkering can work, but it also can prod
The Queen has given the green light to power Windsor Castle by hydroelectricity, using two giant turbines.
The 40-ton Archimedes Screws were lowered into place by crane at Romney Weir on the River Thames, within sight of her favorite royal residence...
Kiva has put out a data visualization showing what happens when 620,000 lenders fund 615,000 people in need around the planet.
A LITTLE geographical imagination helps to convey the scale of joblessness in the West.
If the 44m people who are unemployed in the mainly rich members of the OECD lived in one country, its population would be similar to Spains. In Spain itself, which has the Wests highest jobless rate (21%), the number of people without work matches the combined population of Madrid and Barcelona. In America the 14m people officially jobless would form the
As the U.S. economy worsens, more Americans are immigrating to Canada in search of jobs and a more affordable lifestyle.
Many are finding it more difficult to get in than they thought.
Don't overlook this Ohio town as a vacation destination.
Here's 5 great reasons to checkout Cleveland.
Among the treasure troves of recently released WikiLeaks cables, we find one whose significance has bypassed Swedish media.
In short: every law proposal, every ordinance, and every governmental report hostile to the net, youth, and civil liberties here in Sweden in recent years have been commissioned by the US government and industry interests.
The European Union thinks creepy crawlies should start appearing on menus after experts in Brussels recommended that bugs could be a vital source of nutrition.
Amazon is having success drafting in the #2 position in several digital products and services.
It's the reason that their market cap is approaching $100 bill...
While there were hundreds of human heroes in the days following the September 11 attacks, there were four-legged heroes too -- the dogs who searched for survivors and bodies in the rubble of buildings and planes.
Success! Governor Cuomo has signed a law to protect New York bears from being hunted for their gallbladders and bile.
Thank to all who signed the Care2 petition!
Facebook's 750 million users will soon be able to listen to music through the site - sharing songs in the same way users now share videos, Hollywood films and news links.
After baffling biologists for decades, the female orgasm has resisted yet another attempt to explain its elusive evolutionary origins.
How America's Most Promising Private Companies are Selected [INFOGRAPHIC]
The 10 Greatest Uses of Trash Talk in the History of War
The Sonim XP3300 Force is officially the World's Toughest Phone, as confirmed by the Guinness World Records folks.
Remember: only you can keep your family safe from potentially lethal neck massagers.
Introducing 6 Packs/9 Lives, a wall-hanger featuing 14 months of hot dudes letting it all hang out with their feline friends.
Mr. March chills with Bubbles the tabby; Mr. February shares a Popsicle with Mr. Vittles; and Mr. June cuddles with a gaggle of kittens tangled with yarn.
Tropical Storm Lee made landfall in the southern US state of Louisiana on Sunday, bringing with it torrential rains threatening floods in parts of the country, US government forecasters said.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency, saying flooding was the state's "primary concern."
Lee came ashore just 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of Lafayette, packing sustained winds of 45 miles (75 kilometers) per hour, the Mi
John Turner: Simple: because so much of his job creation is minimum wage
Today marked the final day in the two week-long marathon of tar sands pipeline protests outside the White House.
In all, 1,252 scientists, authors, farmers, activists, students, grandmothers, indigenous people, religious leaders -- you name it -- were arrested
Computers, electronic whiteboards and other interactive technologies are fundamentally changing American education, according to experts interviewed by The Times.
Google Executive Chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt on Thursday reiterated that the company's proposed $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility i
This news pains our Top Gear-loving souls.
Police in Vancouver say they hauled away 13 sports cars worth $2 million after a dangerous street race that witnesses say reached speeds of 125 mph (200 kph). Facing off on a busy highway on Wednesday afternoon, the 13 drivers were easily picked up by police.� That's because [...]
U.S. federal agents used Urban Dictionary to bust an Indiana man accused of sending a barely comprehensible death threat on Facebook to a gun store manager, according to a U.S.
District Court complaint.
"This is Lucy and Ricky
Take a ride ... or not
His Journey of Life.
We hear time and time again the claim that electric and plug-in hybrids are great for the environment -- but cant handle bad weather.
Japan-based Panasonic Electric Works (PEW) has announced an aggressive roadmap to make organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) lighting a part of the not so distant future.
The company has said it will launch easy to embed OLED lighting modules with built-in control circuits in December for use by lighting fixture manufacturers locally and overseas. PEW will cultivate new customers to create a new lighting device market. The modules are targeted as
Which is where the Nexus S comes in.
After taking a ride up to the ISS on the last manned Shuttle launch, two Nexus S devices are being used by NASA to give these droids � err, robots � more powers.
Even today, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is one of the sexiest phones to ever exist in my book, hindered only by its late 2010 specs.
Residual heat from fingertips leaves your PIN number visible on ATM keypads.
The numbers of breeding males has topped 100 for the first time since 1997.
Conservationists said there were 104 birds across England, up from 11 just 15 years ago.
Twenty-five of the 100 largest U.S. corporations paid their chief executives more last year than they paid in federal income taxes..
Is coloring in the burning World Trade Center � or putting glitter on a Navy SEAL shooting Osama bin Laden � the right way to teach kids about 9/11?
By that logic, a colossal 2 kilometer high mega-structure should be really easy to visualize and put together.
Of course, this is exaggerated and only meant to emphasize thoughtfulness in design. But speaking of immense skyscrapers... We've already talked about gigantic city-structures of Paolo Soleri.
A 21-year-old Russian chef brutally stabbed his gay date to death and then cooked him into meatballs.
Our soldiers just got one more enemy in Afghanistan: their own pants.
It seems their pants�which are completely new and supposed to be more durable than previous models�can't survive the rigors of the desert.
Every now and again, Jupiter will get a cosmic couchsurfer of sorts in the form of an asteroid.
Rocks of various sizes get snagged by the planets massive gravity, orbit around for a while, clean out the fridge, and then stumble back out into the solar system. Sometimes they do as little as one orbit around the planet, sometimes several.
Forced by law to subsidize neo-Nazis who win legislative seats, German lawmakers seek to banish the party.
In New York, a dog can no longer walk into a bar - the city's health department says so.
The citys history of dog-friendly establishments predates most of its bars. In the 19th century, saloons often housed dogs as security. Occasionally, the animals attracted crowds of gamblers, who wagered on how many penned rats a dog could kill in five minutes. (The record was 60, which New Yorks champion terrier failed to break when he was dispatched t
Robert Bentley's office last week refused the request of a soldier from Alabama who asked the office to give him an Alabama flag to fly in Afghanistan, where he is deployed.
A nonpartisan panel reporting to Congress says the United States is wasting $12 million a day among contracts issued in support of American efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
At first glance, Tokyo-based photographer Hayashi Natsumis levitation self-portrait series is reminiscent of the photographic works of Creator Li Wei.
Hovering in mid-air, both artists capture nanoseconds of impossible-seeming, posed performance.
A man who was arguing with his girlfriend aboard a tour boat is accused of extending his rage to his 7-year-old son, who the man allegedly hit and then threw overboard.
Just letting digg know Irene wasn't only tipped over lawn chairs
An ancient evil torments a young man.
It's like something out of science fiction or a horror movie or both: in order to facilitate transplants, we can now keep human hearts alive and beating and toasty warm inside a special electromechanical box full of fresh blood.
Up until this point, live organs have been transported from donors to patients in coolers, buried in ice to keep them "fresh." This only works for about six hours, which is why private jets, helicopters, and ambulances ar
Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was in critical condition in a Texas hospital Monday after falling ill during a fast, a state prison official and his attorney said.
A source familiar with Jeffs' medical condition told CNN Monday that Jeffs was in a coma. The source did.....
A Monster Forecast for Washington DC (Cartoon)
One "Where's Waldo" fan will always be able to find his favorite stripy-shirted children's character - after having him tattooed on his back.
Music producer John Mosley , 22, sat patiently for 24 hours while tattooist Rytch Soddy created a scene featuring150 characters and Waldo hiding among them.
The artwork was created in s studio in Norwich and raised 2,000 for charity.
A few nights ago Tuan Mohamed Saleh Nona Faris heard a rustling outside her house and saw a shadow move.
"He looked like a gorilla, he was completely covered in black from top to toe.
I couldn't see his face or hands," the elderly lady in the west coast fishing district of Puttalam said.
She believes the intruder was one of Sri Lanka's notorious "grease devils".
We have made it our mission to celebrate the underrated badasses of the animal kingdom because in general, Hollywood has taught us to be afraid of the wrong creatures.
For instance, for every animal you'd be terrified to run across in the wild, the odds are there is at least one other beast who sees it as a tasty snack. And often it's what you'd least expect. Like ...
A hospital in Taiwan transplants HIV-infected organs into five patients.
Former Secretary of State Colin Powell spoke with Bob Schieffer about Dick Cheney's new book, which the former Vice President said would cause "heads around Washington, D.C. to explode."
If you don't want your poolside furniture to blow away in a hurricane and you don't have a place to store it all, why not get clever.
Employers are taking note of the importance of social media in the recruiting process, and the majority of businesses are turning to social media to find and evaluate job candidates.
From North Carolina to New Jersey, Hurricane Irene appeared to have fallen short of the doomsday predictions.
But with rivers still rising, and roads impassable because of high water and fallen trees, it could be days before the full extent of the damage is known.
More than 4.5 million homes and businesses along the East Coast lost power, and at least 11 deaths were blamed on the storm. But as day broke Sunday, surprisingly light damage was repor
Scientists dont know if hurricanes are currently getting worse because of climate change, but many say they will get more intense as the climate warms.
Like snowflakes, each stupid criminal's act of imbecility is unique.
And full of surprises. For instance, you would think that a crook wearing a black and white flowered dress as he embarked on his caper would be the weirdest part. Not so in Dallas.
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Trying to Recreate 'The Social Network' at Harvard Today
At long last, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is ready for commercial service.
Hurricane-savvy animal experts share their pet safety tips as Irene causes evacuations.
In the US, we rely on the National Hurricane Center to forecast storms.
The NHC is in turn a division of the National Weather Service, itself a part of the NOAA. Which, in the GOPs 2011 budget bill, had its funding slashed by $1.2 billion from what was proposed in the presidents own budget bill, a bill that very notably included a $700 million increase over the previous year to cover needed upgrades to the satellites that gather the data th
An expedition by Oceana in the Portuguese Atlantic has identified more than 100 marine species on Gorringe seamount.
Al-Qaida's second-in-command, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan, delivering another big blow to a terrorist group that the U.S. believes to be on the verge of defeat, a senior Obama administration official said Saturday.
Sheila Nirenberg hopes to cure blindness by combining an artificial eye, gene therapy in the brain, and some skillful translation between them.
Some of the best Web sites, iOS and Android apps, Twitter lists and mapping tools to keep up on Hurricane Irene
Nothing phishy here at all.
How could a face like that lie to you?..
In an attempt to stop the spread of a leaked Nexus Prime firmware build, Samsungs legal department appears to have confirmed both the existence of the phone and rumors that device was built by Samsung.
Tim Cook is not set to change Apple's strategy, but Samsung, Google and others
are making the market more competitive than ever anyway
Rick Perry has signed a pledge to back a federal constitutional amendment against gay marriage � a reversal from a month ago when the Texas governor said he so supported individual states' rights that he was fine with New York's approval of same-sex marriage.
These horror stories were a nightmare to watch, but they make for some pretty cool stories for an x ray tech to tell.
The best souvenir from an ordeal regarding inedible objects inappropriately appearing inside one's body is keeping the X-rays from the event.
The Tablet and e-reader market is still pretty new, but our readers have used them long enough to find out which models stand out when it comes to reliability and quality.
Thanks to the combination of higher gas prices and stagnant unemployment, roadway use in the United States fell 1.1 percent during the first half of the year, marking the lowest tally on record since the start of 2004.
By age 18, most Americans have had up to 20 doses of antibiotics.
And that might be making us fat. According to a commentary published in Thursday's issue of Nature, over-killing bacteria might be causing obesity, diabetes, allergies and asthma.
Public school teachers in the United States spent more than $1.33 billion out of pocket on school supplies and instructional materials in the 2009-2010 school year, according to new research released by the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA), a trade association for educational product companies.
Ten steps to stopping, starting, and stopping smoking.
Free Sex�This city program must be one of the most successful.
Come sundown, beautiful women and men line the boulevards of this great city. Dressed festively, they are in such chipper moods that inevitably within moments of giving them a lift (they always seem to be in need of a ride), things start getting intimate. One time, after seeing a person for the second time that evening, I asked if he/she/he-she/she-he/it-he had the proper paperwork
Heineken? Carlsberg? Budweiser? Wrong, and you've probably never heard of it unless you are from China.
The answer is Snow Beer. The Telegraph reports that Chinese Snow Beer, a joint venture between SABMiller and China Resources Enterprise, scored the global number one sales for the past three years. It sold 16.5 billion pints last year [...]
PETA's great at making you cringe, and its latest attempt to stop you from eating - and beating - your meat is with PETA.xxx, a XXX website said to feature regular people in porny positions with surprise clips showing what happens to chickens before they reach your plate.
Is your appetite whet yet?
There are now 1.5 million bees living in beehives in this open space.
The beehives are tended mainly by carefully screened former convicts. The felons work for Sweet Beginnings, an enterprise that employs them as beekeepers, landscapers and food processors.
None of these are 100 percent, and you should not use any of them to make unfair assumptions about people.
It is only in the name of entertainment that we point out that researchers have found ...
With Marvels big event Fear Itself wrapping up, whats next? Turns out, its Shattered Heroes, a line-wide branding that deals with the fall-out from Fear Itself, as well as leading directly into the NEXT big Marvel event.
Processing food played a vital role in human evolution.
By boosting calorie intake, and reducing feeding time, it aided survival, say Harvard University researchers.
1.3% of time spent viewing video online is spent viewing ads compared to 20-30% on TV.
Michelle Bachmann Revealed To Be Elaborate Joaquin Phoenix Performance Piece
On his Worst Persons� segment of Countdown Monday night, Keith Olbermann called House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) an idiot tool of the rich� for claiming in an op-ed piece that President Barack Obama wanted to make it harder to create jobs and incite class warfare.
Only an idiot believes ...
"Getting away from it all" may be a travel marketing clich, but the phrase might take on a whole new meaning come 2016.
During remarks in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney accused President Obama of mission muddle�.
Representative Michele Bachmann stood by her original criticism on the President's action and strategy Monday. Hey, heads up you buncha Republican bozos? You were wrong!
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter beams back images that suggest rivulets of water, flowing in spring and summer, then evaporating
When James became ill, the couple encountered financial difficulties because of high medical bills.
The couple asked Bank of America to modify the loan.
There was a catch. The couple would have to first officially default on their $1,400-a-month payment. The couple did that and entered into the modification plan, which reduced their payment to $916. Sharon Bullington made the January payment on Dec. 23, and the bank accepted the money, according
23-year-old painter, Ahmed El-Shahat, decided to take matters into his own hands, climbing to the top of the 13-story building to remove the Israeli flag.
He managed this at night, with no rope, whilst carrying an Egyptian flag which he then swapped for the Israeli one.
Fred Flintstone brakes don't work -- as a Detroit-area man has learned the hard way.
Deceptive reviews on the Web can be very hard even for experts to identify as fake.
A team of researchers at Cornell University has been developing sophisticated automated methods to detect them, based on analysis of the text. Here are some of the features that their algorithm looks for, using this example of a fake hotel review.
When Monsters, Inc. meets Inception, our brains melt.
Images from the Tripoli area as rebel forces move into the Libyan capital.
Michele Bachmann is a woman of Republican leader Mary Louise Smiths legacy but without her values.
It asks: how did this become international news?
On Fox News this morning Karl Rove, a long-time critic of Sarah Palins, as if presenting a gift to Democrats, stated that he believes the half-term Governor of Alaska will enter the Republican Presidential race around Labor Day.
Another lie, resurrected by the Right.
Yes, its election time which means your inbox will soon be full of those charming chain emails conservatives are so fond of sending, but so incapable of fact-checking themselves.
Today, I got the Michelle Obama salary chain of lies from 2009. They dont even feel it necessary to find new lies, apparently. Just this past week, they rolled out the stale, debunked, and ignored.....
HP's Jon Zilber took to a company blog in an effort to call the press out and convince us all that webOS lives on.
It did not go well.
This is from CNBC...Much of the present large gap between tax revenues and federal spending comes not from political decisions but from what happens to a nation's finances during any deep recession, economists suggest.
But you wouldn't know it from some of the recent campaign rhetoric.
The Republican candidates all want to shrink government's role by slashing spending and taxes, and repealing or suspending regulations.
CHICAGO-Despite a lack of divine intervention by the Son of God or any other higher power, area man Tom Wendt has somehow managed to overcome his alcoholism, sources confirmed Friday.
Flat flakes of carbon have been tentatively spotted in space.
We follow Prisoner 707, Noor Uthman Muhammed, to find out how the unlucky men got to the island prison, and whether it'll ever be possible for us all to leave.
Celebrities are not known for being patient - and they probably didn't get famous for being nice.
Studying how coffee stains dry could help scientists improve the ways inks and paints are made to dry.
Satellite data shows how ice moves from the interior of the Antarctic continent to the coasts.
This color-coded animation shows vast movement on geologic time scales.
The Associated Press said Israeli soldiers have been targeted by explosive devices and a second vehicle was attacked in southern Israel, following an ambush by gunmen of a bus near the border with Egypt.
Anthony Pappalardo helped write Radio Silence, one of the few retrospectives of 80s American hardcore that nobody hates.
He also played in Ten Yard Fight, the band pretty much singlehandedly responsible for the jockification of straightedge in the mid 90s.
From convenience stores, to pantry cupboards, and beyond, here are 9 glorious examples of people who have partaken in the strange and smelly cocktail of obliviousness and biological functioning and found themselves unable to distinguish ordinary places from restrooms.
For the first time, scientists have watched the evolution of a huge solar storm, from its origin on the sun until its collision with Earth 93 million miles later.
Geek-centric words sexting, woot, textspeak and retweet are among the latest terms to be added to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary.
Louis Chen didn't show for his first day of work as an endocrinologist. A concerned nurse found him in his home covered in blood, his 29-year-old partner and 3-year-old son stabbed to death.
For 11 years, a battered green Honda Civic, bursting at the seams with books, has been parked at the corner of Columbus Ave. and 68th St., in the middle of Manhattan's fancy Upper West Side.
Google Chrome is apparently the fastest browser in the world.
At least this is what the results of a recent test, that measured the loading speed of websites, are showing.
5 Movie Characters Who Were Wildly Unqualified for Their Job
A games company is accusing Zynga of infringing its patents and asking that it shut down its most popular games for the Facebook social network, including FarmVille and Mafia Wars.
As part of a joint research effort with the University of Michigan, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have for the first time defined the structure of one of the cell's most basic engines, which is required for cell growth, as it assembles from its components.
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Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) surprised many when he appointed a Republican widely perceived as a moderate, Rep.
Fred Upton (MI), to serve as one of six GOP members on the congressional super committee� tasked with finding $1.5 trillion in deficit savings by November. Conservatives are worried that Upton will not toe the GOPs hardline stance....
If everything's free, is it still a store? No matter � the Long Beach Free Store just says all its items are 100% off.
That's right, just walk in, look around, and take items home at no cost.
A state agency investigating Caylee Anthonys untimely death says Casey Anthony failed to protect her child from harm or possibly that the acquitted murder defendant harmed her daughter in some manner. Could this official document affect Casey Anthonys expressed wishes to adopt another child?
Anyone who puts meat to grill on a regular basis knows exactly how this feels.
Following the discovery that the eggs of older cheetahs are still in normal condition, scientists aim to fertilize and transfer the eggs to younger females, infusing the captive cheetah population with new genes.
It is no secret that the MPAA and RIAA spend millions in Washington to guarantee that their anti-piracy interests are secured.
However, it turns out that not all the lobbying dollars go to secure the well-being of workers in the entertainment industry. The MPAA has also spent significant funds on the implementation of a Wall Street reform law, one that was proposed by the new MPAA CEO Chris Dodd when he was senator.
Sara Hudson was snatched from the arms of her birth mother, Kathleen Rhodes, in a Long Island parking lot by Brooklyn lawyer and rabbi Seymour Fenichel in 1976.
Photos of colliding galaxies show the chaotic, beautiful process of galactic mergers.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture said National Beef Packing Co has recalled about 60,424 pounds of ground beef products produced by an Ohio processing plant on suspicion of contamination by e.coli 0157:H7 bacteria.
We mega-rich should not continue to get extraordinary tax breaks while most Americans struggle to make ends meet.
It's not always easy to distinguish between human social interactions and the complex chemical interactions that underpin them.
Just hearing a calming, familiar voice can alter a person's hormones in a beneficial way...and technology just gets in the way. That's the finding of biological...
The suspect accused of ambushing a political youth retreat and killing dozens of people in Norway last month returned to the island where the shooting rampage took place as part of a police investigation, authorities said Sunday.
In the wake of their decision, they should have expected nothing less than ridicule and satire from Colbert himself.� WOI, the local ABC affiliate, thought better of airing his commercial a mere hour before its scheduled debut on Wednesday night.
Colbert paid to have his FEC-approved Super PAC commercials air on the three primary Des [...]
We're all quite familiar with how beautiful the proposed new Apple campus is supposed to look.
Well, today Cupertino released high-res renders of the facility.
The passionate astronomer takes to Twitter and puts a little sarcasm into his latest attack.
Japan, which made a conscious decision to impose the costs of its post bubble hangover on all members of society to preserve stability, has gotten through its lost two decades with remarkable grace.
The US seems to be implementing the polar opposite playbook, and there are good reasons to think the outcome of this experiment will be ugly indeed.
Indiana State Rep.
Phillip "Phil" Hinkle, a Republican who recently voted for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, had quite a Saturday evening this past weekend in the company of an 18-year-old young man named "Kameryn," to whom Hinkle allegedly showed his penis and then "grabbed in...
A group of atheists have filed a lawsuit to prevent the inclusion of the historic Ground Zero Cross at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.
We have learned from their lawsuit that they, have suffered, are suffering, and will continue to suffer damages, both physical and emotional, from the existence of the challenged cross.� Atheists have reportedly endured cross-induced, dyspepsia [upset stomach], symptoms of depression, headaches, anxiety, and m
VV 340, also known as Arp 302, provides a textbook example of colliding galaxies seen in the early stages of their interaction.
The edge-on galaxy near the top of the image is VV 340 North and the face-on galaxy at the bottom of the image is VV 340 South. Millions of years later these two spirals will merge -- much like the Milky Way and Andromeda will likely do billions of years from now. Data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory (purple) are s
It was a day of frenzied activity in magistrates courts as the long riot cleanup entered its judicial phase.
On Saturday, Aug. 6, people gathered in Tottenham to protest the police shooting of a 29-year-old local man.
It quickly escalated into riots, looting and arson.
The gains on Thursday, in what could be another unpredictable trading day, came despite declines in European shares, led by drops in French bank stocks.
Emotions run high at candlelit vigil for three men killed in riots as Asian communities weigh up response to tensions
Three women tell police they, too, may have been victims of a serial buttocks slasher in Fairfax County stores.
Tea Party aligned Georgia Rep.
Tom Graves (R), who castigates Washington for fiscal irresponsibility, reached an out of court settlement Wednesday after he was sued for defaulting on a $2.2 million loan -- which his attorney argued is the bank's fault for lending him the money in the first place.
As weve learned time and time again, when you need to hear someone kvetch hard about the state of science in this country, point your radio telescopes at Hayden Planetarium head Neil deGrasse.
Angry Birds Superhero Mashups: How do you make Angry Birds even better? Give 'em superpowers.
Toussain Puddie, the 32-year-old former TSA screener who says he mistakenly took home a Montblanc pen belonging to car dealer Rick Case, was arraigned on Monday for grand theft charges relating to the incident.
If California is the undisputed capital of electric cars in North America, which state is its antithesis? According to the Idaho Business Review, Idaho could be that state, with both the 2012 Chevrolet Volt and 2012 Nissan Leaf unavailable at present.
Worse still, Nissan wont be even making...
Kyle Dewitt spent three days in jail because he was too poor to pay a fishing fine. ..he offered to pay $100 up front, and repay the rest in a month.
But Judge Raymond Voet of Ionia, Mich., refused.
A deaf man has accused a nudist park in upstate New York of violating federal law by refusing to provide him with a sign-language interpreter at an annual festival.
Farrah Fawcett has been given a new lease of life in the unlikely guise of a Barbie doll.
Taking the favourite Charlie's Angel star's famed poster pose as inspiration, the Farrah Barbie wears a red swimsuit and sits against a backdrop of a striped Mexican rug.
And like the poster, the doll has been a sell-out success.
The record-breaking 1976 poster sold over ten million copies, helping to immortalise Farrah Fawcett's trademark smile and flaxen l
On Tuesday, less than a week after Standard and Poor's downgraded U.S. credit for the first time in history, a plane circled lower Manhattan with a banner that read: "Thanks for the downgrade.
You should all be fired," according to a tweet by AmericanBanker.
Growing up, it's every boy's dream to one day stand up in front of his peers, introduce a hyper-intelligent ape he raised from a baby, and tell the audience that he'll never forgive them for doubting him. "I will feast on your entrails!" this ur-child screams, pounding his fists on the podium. "So please, I beg of you, take care of yourselves! High-fiber foods!"
Tropical lizards show they can solve novel problems and remember the solutions
Ryan Lizza's profile of Bachmann reveals that Bachmann's odd perspective on slavery isn't a series of gaffes, but rather "a world view." Lizza explains that Bachmann is a believer in a kind of Christian conservative reimagining of slavery, where "many Christians opposed slavery" but owned them anyway and didn't free them because "it might be very difficult for a freed slave to make a living in that economy; under such circumstances setting sla