• The most hilarious revelation about the Ashley Madison hack yet

    Was Ashley Madison a website full of married guys who spent their time trying to hook up with bots and/or other guys whom they thought were women? Gizmodo has taken a look at some of the leaked data about the website and has found that the reality is it’s “like a science fictional future where…

    BGR News
  • Story Of Daughter's Move Back Home Is Altered In The Telling

    DEAR ABBY: My sister-in-law quit her job and moved into my in-laws' basement six years ago. I think there may have been an emotional breakdown having to do with her work. I also think it upsets my mother-in-law to have her adult daughter living this life. Mom isn't willing to ask her to move out or…

    Dear Abby
  • Prosecutors: Lottery scam leader deserves severe sentence

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — U.S. prosecutors say the sentence for a man convicted in North Dakota of leading a Jamaican lottery scam should reflect the "severe mental anguish" he caused his victims.

    Associated Press
  • Two men hospitalized after jumping into canal at Venetian in Las Vegas

    (Reuters) - Two men jumped into a canal at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas and, because they could not swim, had to be rescued and hospitalized, a spokesman for the hotel said on Thursday. The disturbance on Monday morning at the Venetian, which is located on the Las Vegas Strip and draws many…

    Reuters
  • What killed Knut? Riddle of polar bear's death solved

    BERLIN (AP) — The sudden death four years ago of Knut, the celebrity Berlin Zoo polar bear who ended up on the cover of Vanity Fair, shocked his fans around the world and posed a riddle for veterinarians anxious to keep other animals from suffering the same fate.

    Associated Press
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    Darryl Dawkins, aka 'Chocolate Thunder,' dies at 58

    Darryl Dawkins was once summoned in the Philadelphia 76ers' locker room to come meet a celebrity who wanted to meet the man known for dunking with backboard-breaking force.

    WPVI – Philadelphia
  • Tel Aviv's 'Iranian embassy' turns out to be atomic hoax

    A billboard in central Tel Aviv announcing the opening of an Iranian embassy that met with disbelief and curiosity turned out to be a hoax, organisers of the eye-catching stunt have said. "Opening here soon - Embassy of Iran in Israel," proclaimed the five-storey tall hoarding emblazoned with the…

    AFP
  • Fatal shot in San Francisco pier shooting was ricochet

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The murder suspect at the center of a national immigration debate admits he fired the shot that killed a young San Francisco woman on an evening stroll with her father.

    Associated Press
  • King Bolt shows Gatlin who's boss

    Usain Bolt has well and truly cemented his legendary status after winning his 11th individual world or Olympic sprint title from a possible 12 since he took track and field by storm at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. On Thursday, Bolt clocked a world-leading 19.55 seconds to beat Justin Gatlin by nearly…

    AFP
  • Wife Has All The Company She Needs In Her Electronic Devices

    DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married 22 years, and we had a good marriage until recently. Over the last three years she has become more and more consumed with her phone and tablet. She goes nowhere and does nothing without them. Every night and weekend she sits engrossed in both devices until…

    Dear Abby
  • Manson Family killer granted parole for fourth time, but release not assured

    Bruce Davis, an associate of 1960s mass murderer Charles Manson, was granted parole on Thursday for the fourth time, although previous such decisions have all been reversed. Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, reversed Davis' first grant of parole in 2010, and the state's current…

    Reuters
  • N. Korea leader dismisses top officials after standoff eases

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has dismissed top officials in the wake of a recent standoff with South Korea, state media reported Friday, a move that suggests the young leader holds them responsible for allowing the confrontation to nearly spin out of control.

    Associated Press
  • NASA Says Three Feet of Sea Level Rise Is Unavoidable

    Now, new NASA research shows sea levels will likely rise three feet in the coming decade, and it’s too late to do anything about it. The findings are based on satellite data that looked at sea levels, the amount of heat that’s already stored in the oceans, and how much water is being added by…

    TakePart.com
  • Hollywood Acting Coach Found Guilty of Sexually Assaulting 13-Year-Old Girl

    Hollywood acting coach Cameron Thor, who was accused of sexually assaulting one of his young former students, has been found guilty of performing a lewd act on a minor.

    ABC News
  • Iran premieres big-budget epic film 'Muhammad'

    Iran's most expensive movie, "Muhammad", which chronicles the childhood of the Muslim prophet, opened nationwide, winning praise from early audiences. Directed by Majid Majidi, the 171-minute, visually stunning film cost around $40 million (36 million euros), partly funded by the state, and took…

    AFP
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    Mom of Houston-area 4-year-old who died from brain amoeba speaks out

    While one Houston-area family is praying for a miracle that their 14-year-old will survive a brain-eating parasite, another is nursing a broken heart after it lost a 4-year-old to the same amoeba.

    KTRK – Houston
  • Clinton quietly trying to discourage Biden from a 2016 bid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won't be easy.

    Associated Press