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.