'The Hackers Won': Stars Slam Decision to Pull 'The Interview'
msnbc.msn.com - 18 hours ago
Actors and directors take to Twitter to express their disappointment and anger over Sony's decision to cancel the release of 'The Interview'.
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Google Is Now Worth More Than the Entire Russian Stock Market
time.com - 10 hours ago
Google joins an elite list of companies, including Exxon Mobile, Microsoft and Apple
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Number of Uninsured Americans Near Historic Low
time.com - 7 hours ago
Just 11.3 percent of Americans were uninsured in the second quarter
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Man finds woman with same name as ex to join him on round-the-world trip
guardian.co.uk - 12 hours ago
Jordan Axani offered free tickets that could only be used by someone called Elizabeth Gallagher after he split from girlfriendA Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free
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Man spends $150K to look like Kim Kardashian
nypost.com - 8 hours ago
A self-confessed Kim Kardashian fan has spent more than $156,000 on plastic surgery to look like his idol. Jordan James Parke is a British makeup artist who fell in love...
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India launches its heaviest rocket
bbc.co.uk - 17 hours ago
India successfully launches its largest rocket yet and an unmanned capsule capable of sending astronauts into space.
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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Reveals How The Seasons Are Connected
huffingtonpost.com - 10 hours ago
Ryan Murphy shocked "American Horror Story" fans in October when he revealed that all the seasons of the anthology series are connected. On Wednesday night, the first links were made onscreen.When it
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Obesity 'is a disability' - courts
bbc.co.uk - 14 hours ago
Obesity can be constitute a disability, the European Court of Justice has ruled.
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Kim Jong-un death scene from ‘The Interview’ leaks online
nypost.com - 8 hours ago
Well that was fast. Right on the heels of Sony’s announcement that the studio would be scrapping the Christmas Day release of “The Interview,” the film’s controversial climax has surfaced....
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Texas theater refuses to let terrorist hackers win, so it’ll give out free toy guns and screen ‘Team America’
washingtonpost.com - 9 hours ago
When hackers give you lemons, you’ve got to make lemonade. One Dallas-area movie theater refuses to take the fallout from Sony’s epic data breach sitting down. In true Texas form, it’s dialed
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J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit: How to Speak Elvish Conlang
huffingtonpost.com - 9 hours ago
This week, "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies" aims at taking viewers on a powerful journey in the final installment of the three-part film adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. With a
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Michele Bachmann: I destroyed liberal arguments with my superior logic
rawstory.com - 4 hours ago
As she nears the end of her tenure in Congress, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) reflected back on her adversarial relationship with liberals. “Well, telling the truth bothers them,” Bachmann said
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HBO Orders Sarah Silverman Comedy Pilot
variety.com - 6 hours ago
HBO has given a pilot order to an untitled comedy toplined by Sarah Silverman. The single-camera laffer stars Silverman as a pathologically honest woman having a modern mid-life crisis. Lucy Prebble
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Jon Stewart and ‘Daily Show’ tear into Hannity and Fox for calling ex-NBA owner Jay-Z a ‘former crack dealer’
rawstory.com - 18 hours ago
Jon Stewart and his Daily Show colleague Jessica Williams ripped Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday by harping on rapper and entrepreneur Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter’s past as a drug dealer
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Family of Boy Injured by 'Grenade' Has $1M in Medical Bills
abcnews.com - 18 hours ago
Alecia and Bounkham Phonesavanh never imagined their family would be at the center of a controversy over the militarization of police.
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Putin's 2014 Q&A marathon
rt.com - 14 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin is holding his annual marathon Q&A. He is expected to touch on a variety of themes during a year of great economic and geopolitical turbulence.Read Full Article at
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Homeless Man Offers Student All His Money To Get Her A Taxi. Now She's Thanking Him In A Big Way.
huffingtonpost.com - 8 hours ago
After a homeless man offered a college student in England all the money he had so she'd be able to get home safely, the woman is paying it forward -- in a massive way. Throughout the past few days
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10 Parts Of Cuba We Cannot WAIT To See
huffingtonpost.com - 9 hours ago
Cuba is a place unlike any other -- there aren't many places where you'll find old plantations, lush valleys, rich history and literary relics, all with the backdrop of a stunning Caribbean
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Pat Robertson Says Gays 'Will Die Out'
huffingtonpost.com - 17 hours ago
Televangelist Pat Robertson predicts that gays will die out because they don't reproduce. Robertson was responding to a viewer who belongs to a church in which congregants aren't allowed to date
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Khan to give £30k shorts to Peshawar
bbc.co.uk - 5 hours ago
Boxer Amir Khan will donate shorts worth £30,000 to help rebuild the Peshawar school where 141 children and staff died.
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Jon Stewart Hits Back After Sean Hannity Refers To Jay Z As A 'Crack Dealer'
huffingtonpost.com - 8 hours ago
To millions, Jay Z is an American success story -- a wildly popular artist and a self-made businessman from humble roots. But to Sean Hannity, Jay Z is just a "former crack dealer.” "Fuck, man,"
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North Korea Is Not Funny
theatlantic.com - 9 hours ago
Let's be clear: The Interview isn't a courageous act of defiance against a dictator.
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Jimmy Carter Calls U.S.-Cuba Diplomacy 'Courageous'
huffingtonpost.com - 10 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter says he is "proud and grateful" for the president's efforts to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba. Carter calls the shift in policy
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New domestic abuse law revealed
bbc.co.uk - 12 hours ago
A new domestic abuse offence for coercive and controlling behaviour within relationships in England and Wales is announced by the home secretary.
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Cary Elwes signs copies of new book "As You Wish" at Powell's; draws in nearly 2,000 people
oregonlive.com - 17 hours ago
A crowd of nearly 2,000 people came out to Powell's in Beaverton on Wednesday night to hear Cary Elwes talk about his new book, "As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess
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'Serious Blow': U.S. Kills Three ISIS Leaders in Iraq Strikes
msnbc.msn.com - 18 hours ago
One official said that the setback to ISIS may be temporary.
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First-and-10: Look at that, Urban Meyer builds an SEC team in Big Ten
sportingnews.com - 8 hours ago
It only took him three seasons, but Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has created an SEC-like team in the Big Ten and we get to see how it fares when the Buckeyes meet Alabama in the playoff semifinals.
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She gets a trip for having right name
cnn.com - 17 hours ago
Jordan Axani planned to travel around the world with his girlfriend Elizabeth Gallagher, until they broke up. Now, he'll embark on Sunday on the circumnavigation with Elizabeth Gallagher.
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Cancer patient Gracie West's wish comes true as she meets Pope Francis
cbsnews.com - 7 hours ago
The girl who's called "one tough cookie" is living up to her name, with a little help from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, as she fights stage 4 neuroblastoma
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San Diego Highwayman now in need of help himself
10news.com - 17 hours ago
Thomas Weller's passion to help folks when they need it most has hit a road bump.
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What A Fired Qdoba Worker Tells Us About The Fast Food Strikes
huffingtonpost.com - 10 hours ago
WASHINGTON -- On Dec. 4, Rosa Velasquez went on strike to protest low wages in the fast food industry. The following day, the 52-year-old grandmother lost her job at a Qdoba restaurant inside the
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Rand Paul: Trade With Cuba 'Probably A Good Idea'
huffingtonpost.com - 6 hours ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday that starting to trade with Cuba "is probably a good idea" and that the lengthy economic embargo against the communist island "just hasn't
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Health Canada anti-pot ad cites lower IQ, despite contrary evidence
cbc.ca - 18 hours ago
Health Canada's focus-group testing of anti-marijuana ads found parents reacted most strongly to claims that smoking too many joints can lower IQ in young people. The IQ effect has been challenged by
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Paramount Reportedly Cancels 'Team America' Screenings
huffingtonpost.com - 3 hours ago
At least three movie theaters that planned to show "Team America" in the wake of Sony canceling "The Interview" say that Paramount Pictures has banned the 2004 comedy from public
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Essence To Honor Jill Scott At Black Women In Music Event
huffingtonpost.com - 6 hours ago
Jill Scott will be the special honoree at Essence magazine’s annual Black Women in Music. The Feb. 5 invitation-only event, held during Grammy Week, will also be the official launch of the
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Baby Has 'Worst Disease You've Never Heard Of'
msnbc.msn.com - 18 hours ago
The infant has a rare genetic condition that makes her skin blister and rupture from friction.
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Chelsea's Stamford Bridge – then and now
guardian.co.uk - 13 hours ago
Explore the history of Stamford Bridge stadium, home of Chelsea Football Club, as part of our new series of football Then & Nows. Each archival photograph has been juxtaposed with a present-day
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US investors set to sell New Era estate in London after protests
guardian.co.uk - 5 hours ago
Westbrook Partners close to transferring ownership to affordable housing provider after tenants’ campaign against rent risesUS investors who planned to evict dozens of families and more than double
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Sony Pictures proves Hollywood is a land of cowards
nypost.com - 18 hours ago
Freedom, you were a nice idea, but anonymous hackers with a strange fondness for North Korea don’t like you. So I guess you’ll have to go. After a single random...
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Crooks steal from 5-year-old with brain cancer
usatoday.com - 15 hours ago
Mom comes home to find door bashed in.        
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Amputee simultaneously controls two prosthetic arms with his mind
cnet.com - 13 hours ago
In a world first, a double amputee has been fitted with two prosthetic limbs -- which he can control simultaneously just by thinking.
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Nebraska, Oklahoma File Federal Suit Against Colorado Over Marijuana Legalization
huffingtonpost.com - 2 hours ago
The states of Nebraska and Oklahoma filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday, claiming that Colorado's legalization of recreational marijuana is unconstitutional under federal
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Officials: Boko Haram kidnaps 185
cnn.com - 12 hours ago
Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped at least 185 women and children, and killed 32 people in a raid in northeastern Nigeria this week, local officials and residents said.
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Does Your Mind Wander? Here’s Why That Can Be Your Greatest Asset
time.com - 18 hours ago
Wandering minds are associated with creativity. Popular wisdom tells you to live in the moment. Huh? So is it better to be unfocused or focused? Let’s look at the research. The Upside of Mind
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Western nations want chain 'the Russian bear' - Putin
rt.com - 13 hours ago
Western nations want to chain “the Russian bear,” pull out its teeth and ultimately put its pelt on the wall, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned. He said anti-Russian sanctions are the cost
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'A Long Time Coming': Executed Teen's Family Relieved
msnbc.msn.com - 18 hours ago
A judge threw out George Stinney Jr.'s conviction 70 years after the black teen was sent to the electric chair for killing two white girls.
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Stars react to film cancellation
bbc.co.uk - 14 hours ago
Hollywood stars react to Sony's decision to cancel The Interview, a film about a fictional plot to kill North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-un, after major cinemas decide not to screen it.
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White Christmas! Will It Snow Where You Are?
sky.com - 11 hours ago
A chill is on the way and it will snow on Christmas Day - find out if it will be deep and crisp and even where you are.
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Reus fined for no driving licence
bbc.co.uk - 10 hours ago
Borussia Dortmund and Germany winger Marco Reus is fined over half a million pounds for driving without a licence.
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Gogglebox drops family over UKIP bid
bbc.co.uk - 12 hours ago
The Michael family is dropped from Gogglebox because the dad is standing as UKIP candidate.
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Washington sheriff backs deputy who said cops need military hardware to fight right-wing extremists
rawstory.com - 8 hours ago
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich tried to grapple with the fallout after one of his deputies said something in a video that was picked up and became a viral hit at InfoWars, the website of
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WorldViews: 14 awkward photos of world leaders that explain 2014
washingtonpost.com - 14 hours ago
It was a tough year for global events. From serious conflicts in Syria and Ukraine to the Ebola outbreak and the apparent destruction of not one but two Malaysia Air passenger planes, it sometimes
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Alison Lundergan Grimes: Rand Paul Can't Run For Senate And President In 2016
huffingtonpost.com - 8 hours ago
Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said she'd challenge Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) if he attempted to run for both Senate and president in 2016. "The law is clear," Grimes told WHAS
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Bill O'Reilly Declares Victory In 'War On Christmas' Once Again
huffingtonpost.com - 9 hours ago
We thought Bill O'Reilly had declared victory in the "War on Christmas" last year. But apparently the battle was still ongoing.The Fox News host went on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" Wednesday night
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Balotelli gets one-match ban & fine
bbc.co.uk - 5 hours ago
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli gets a one-match ban and £25,000 fine from the FA as punishment for his Super Mario tweet.
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Kansas mom stabs son to death while he sleeps: It’s ‘better for him to go to heaven tonight’
rawstory.com - 6 hours ago
A Kansas mother has been charged with the chilling death of her 10-year-old son, who she allegedly stabbed to death while he was sleeping because she thought he would be better off in heaven. In a
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39 Of The Country's Greatest Dancers Explain Why They Dance
huffingtonpost.com - 7 hours ago
"To dance is to be out of yourself," Agnes de Mille famously proclaimed. "Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking." Although the
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Georgia deputy’s girlfriend shot to death in bed during make-up sex after night of fighting and drinking
rawstory.com - 7 hours ago
Officials in Georgia are investigating the death of a woman who was shot in bed as she was being “intimate” with her boyfriend, who was a Walton County deputy, after the two had spent the evening
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Lindt cafe hostages, like the rest of us, denied the practical right to self-defence
smh.com.au - 14 hours ago
Australia is in danger of creating a society of victims, if average people aren't allowed to carry non-lethal means of self-defence.
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Madonna new music leak is 'form of terrorism' says singer
guardian.co.uk - 15 hours ago
After hackers trade what they describe as the singer’s 13th studio album, Madonna responds by claiming unreleased tracks are instead ‘unfinished demos stolen long ago’Ariel Pink says Madonna
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Pakistan bails Mumbai attack suspect
bbc.co.uk - 11 hours ago
A man accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, which left 165 people dead. is granted bail by a court in Pakistan.
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Scissr dating app: the new Tinder for lesbians
guardian.co.uk - 13 hours ago
It’s the latest dating app for women seeking women, but what’s the app, named after a lesbian sex position, all about?It’s being tipped as the lesbian equivalent of Grindr, but “classier”
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Nigerian militants 'kidnap dozens'
bbc.co.uk - 14 hours ago
Militants storm a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping dozens, a survivor tells the BBC.
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Putin: Russian economy will inevitably bounce back, 2 years in worst case scenario
rt.com - 14 hours ago
The Russian economy is to start growing again in 2 years in the worst case scenario, President Vladimir Putin said at his annual press conference. Russia, which is facing recession, is ready to fight
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VIDEO: 'Ice pancakes' form on River Dee
bbc.co.uk - 15 hours ago
Ice pancake formations, more commonly seen in the Antarctic, have been photographed on the River Dee in Aberdeenshire.
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How One Theater Is Thumbing Its Nose at North Korea
abcnews.com - 18 hours ago
What do you do when threats force Sony and all the major movie chains across the country to pull the movie "The Interview"? One theater in Texas knows just what to do.
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#illridewithyou: do Australia's rightwingers hate it because they don't know their own readers?
guardian.co.uk - 18 hours ago
News Corp spear carriers like to bang on about radical Islam, but they’ve been left looking isolated by Abbott’s response to the Sydney Siege. Does anyone actually agree with them? Continue
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Critic’s Notebook: Dwight Garner on the 'Serial' Podcast Season Finale
nytimes.com - 18 hours ago
A question has burned from the start of the breakout true-crime drama podcast: Would Sarah Koenig be able to guide “Serial” home or would it pull a slow fade into indeterminacy?
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Sephora not living up to promises on price
smh.com.au - 13 hours ago
Global cosmetics giant Sephora claimed its arrival marked the end of price gouging in Australia, but it's not living up to its promises of lower prices in Australia.
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Boko Haram kills dozens in northeast Nigeria
aljazeera.com - 14 hours ago
Fighters kill 32 and abduct scores of others in village of Gumsuri in restive Borno state, officials say.
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Peshawar Survivors and Bereaved Tell of the Massacre’s Horror
time.com - 15 hours ago
"There were seven- and eight-year-olds who had been shot in the chest, face and head"
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Vicar tells kids 'Santa's not real'
bbc.co.uk - 10 hours ago
A trainee vicar who told primary school children Father Christmas does not exist apologises for her "insensitive, off-the-cuff remark".
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One Little Bulldog's Jumping On The Bed...And No One's Going To Dare Tell Him To Stop
huffingtonpost.com - 4 hours ago
For many of us sleepyheads, the bed is our happy place. And that's no different for this 4-month-old English bulldog named Chunk. He just received his brand new memory foam bed and really couldn't
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Apple 'failing to protect workers'
bbc.co.uk - 6 hours ago
Poor treatment of workers in the Chinese factories which make Apple products is discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.
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Hollywood Slams Decision To Cancel 'The Interview'
huffingtonpost.com - 5 hours ago
(Reuters) - Hollywood filmmakers and actors voiced outrage on Wednesday after Sony Pictures pulled the release of North Korea parody "The Interview," following threats from hackers who waged a
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Oprah: 'I Can't Breathe' Movement Needs 'Leadership'
msnbc.msn.com - 18 hours ago
The upcoming release of "Selma," against the backdrop of ongoing protests and outrage over the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, is no coincidence, Oprah says.
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Mom's Exposure To Air Pollution In Pregnancy Doubles Child's Risk Of Autism, Study Says
huffingtonpost.com - 18 hours ago
NEW YORK, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Children whose mothers were exposed to high levels of fine particulate pollution in late pregnancy have up to twice the risk of developing autism as children of mothers
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Putin to speak amid economic crisis
bbc.co.uk - 16 hours ago
President Vladimir Putin is set to hold his annual end-of-year news conference, amid a growing economic crisis in Russia.
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Survivor of school attack: 'They had no sense of humanity in them'
cnn.com - 8 hours ago
The high brick wall outside the Army Public School and Degree College in Peshawar gives the first clue into the horror that unfolded inside its classrooms.
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After the Sony hack, what next?
cnn.com - 11 hours ago
A defector who once worked as a computer expert for the North Korean government says it has a vast network of hackers devoted to cyberwarfare.
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Witness 40 in Michael Brown case raises questions about grand jury proceedings
stltoday.com - 18 hours ago
Woman's identity revealed this week, but she stands by her story.
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Non-EU family members do not need visa to enter UK, says European court
guardian.co.uk - 9 hours ago
Judges’ decision in McCarthy case is another setback in campaign by British government to control immigration from EUBritain cannot impose a blanket visa requirement on family members originally
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What is this on a Scottish river?
cnn.com - 8 hours ago
Here's another Scottish mystery to file alongside the Loch Ness Monster and Mel Gibson's accent in "Braveheart."
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Nations hail US-Cuba breakthrough
bbc.co.uk - 15 hours ago
World leaders welcome an agreement between the US and Cuba to end more than 50 years of hostility and move towards restoring diplomatic ties.
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'Ice pancakes' found on River Dee
bbc.co.uk - 13 hours ago
Dozens of "ice pancakes" the size of dinner plates are found floating on a stretch of the River Dee in Scotland.
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Man Successfully Controls 2 Prosthetic Arms With Just His Thoughts
huffingtonpost.com - 6 hours ago
A Colorado man can now control two prosthetic arms with his mind. Les Baugh lost both his arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago. But with the help Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics
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Eric Holder On Racial Issues And Police Violence In America: 'We, As A Nation, Have Failed'
huffingtonpost.com - 4 hours ago
Attorney General Eric Holder, who in the past has spoken frankly about racial inequalities in the U.S. criminal justice system, will revisit the subject Thursday during an interview with MSNBC's Joy
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Polite Shelter Pets At Christmas Dinner May Put Your Table Manners To Shame
huffingtonpost.com - 8 hours ago
It took a little wrangling to make it look like these 13 dogs -- and one patient cat -- have better etiquette than any of your human family members. High-end pet food company Freshpet has released a
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'Orphan Black' Sets Return Date, Debuts New Teaser
huffingtonpost.com - 5 hours ago
The clones are coming back. BBC America has set a return date for '"Orphan Black" and released a teaser in which the clones (including boy ones) declare war. 
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Rand Paul Breaks with Other 2016 Candidates on Cuba
time.com - 5 hours ago
The announcement from the White House Wednesday that the U.S. will move to re-establish full diplomatic ties with Cuba sparked a wave of condemnation from the likely Republican presidential
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U.S. Plans to Sue New York Over Rikers Island Conditions
nytimes.com - 18 hours ago
Federal prosecutors are concerned about what they see as the slow pace of reforms at the jail complex, a court filing reveals.
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Tycoon Freed Hours Before Putin Address: Report
msnbc.msn.com - 18 hours ago
A Russian tycoon under house arrest since September was released Thursday, hours before President Vladimir Putin's annual televised news conference.
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Cops Hope Cuba Thaw Will Lead to Fugitive's Capture
msnbc.msn.com - 18 hours ago
Joanne Chesimard is the woman on the FBI list of most wanted terrorists.
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The US embargo is disappearing; so, too, must Cuba’s dictatorship
guardian.co.uk - 12 hours ago
Supporters of the Castros have long argued that a transition to democracy is made impossible by US hostility. That excuse may no longer holdThe US embargo against Cuba is nothing less than an act of
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Feathered Forecast? Tiny Birds Knew Tornadoes Were Ahead
msnbc.msn.com - 18 hours ago
A new study of migrating birds adds to signs that animals may make better meteorologists than humans do.
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PM 'Dismissive' Of Historical Sex Abuse Claims
sky.com - 7 hours ago
An MP tells Sky News that David Cameron "wants to move on" from allegations of sexual abuse involving political figures.
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Black pastor slams Hasselbeck’s willful race ignorance: ‘Someone white would make that argument’
rawstory.com - 9 hours ago
A black pastor explained to Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Thursday that she was wrong to assert that President Barack Obama had made the lives of black people worse, and that “someone white
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Baidu Announces Breakthrough In Speech Recognition, Claiming To Top Google And Apple
forbes.com - 18 hours ago
Armed with new computer systems that can crunch massive amounts of data more quickly, Baidu has built a new "deep learning" speech recognition system that it says works better than current systems
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The 14 Most Influential Agencies Of 2014
forbes.com - 18 hours ago
The agencies I have selected have a clear sense of how much is changing, including the new role of the consumer, the migration away from interruptive messages, and the technologies and platforms that
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Same-sex marriage harms free speech, new Ontario judge wrote in 2012
theglobeandmail.com - 13 hours ago
Bradley Miller said the “new orthodoxy” about gay marriage in Canada means that those who object to it are treated as bigots and denied their rights as parents, workers, pamphleteers or religious
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