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WorldViews: April, 2011

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Cartwheeling priest, ‘Jersey Shore’ Gone Wilde and other videos for the weekend

Four videos to last you through the weekend.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:53 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Show

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 04/29/2011

Uganda protests turn deadly after Kizza Besigye, opposition leader, is arrested (video)

A video of Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye being violently arrested spurs on more protesters.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:50 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 04/29/2011

It’s Arbor Day, go plant a tree

This is completely unconfirmed, but I’m convinced the royal wedding paid tribute to the oft-forgotten holiday of Arbor Day.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:35 PM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Daily Catch

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Alabama tornadoes leave photographs behind; Facebook page works to find owners

A new page on Facebook seeks to find owners of photographs lost in the Alabama storms.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:35 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Shuttle launch moved to Monday at 2:33 p.m. (Video)

The final preparations are underway for the launch of space shuttle Endeavor. NASA reports that all systems are currently a go for the mission, the second to last in NASA’s space shuttle program.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Shuttle launch; Lara Logan; Marrakech bombing: The world beyond the wedding

News of the morning.

By Melissa Bell  |  08:38 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 07:48 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Royal wedding overtakes Google — and the rest of the Internet

There’s no escaping the royal wedding today.

By Melissa Bell  |  07:48 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Stephen Colbert tries to start feud with Anderson Cooper

Stephen Colbert tried to start a feud with CNN host Anderson Cooper for stealing his “Absurd-U-Chart” idea on last night’s “Colbert Report.”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  02:11 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Shuttle launch crowds flock to Florida

Buckingham Palace isn’t the only site of a big party tomorrow, as a space shuttles is set to lift off for the second to last time.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:32 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Delicious’s sale to YouTube founders has one user questioning the move

The social bookmarking site will be moving to Avos.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:02 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Alabama tornadoes 2011: aftermath of twisters caught on camera (Video)

As has become the norm in modern-day tragedies, the deadly storms throughout the South were extensively filmed and photographed.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Kate Middleton, for the win

The stunning thoughts of a princess to be.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:46 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  What the Post?

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Alabama storms; Bradley Manning prison tour; Bahrain protests

To quell the protests over the treatment of Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of leaking private documents to WikiLeaks, Army officials have invited reporters to the military prison Manning was transferred to last week.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:04 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Soccer contract for Baerke van der Meij, 1 year old

A YouTube video gains a soccer player a professional contract. He’s 1 year old.

By Melissa Bell  |  08:31 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Videos: Tornadoes tear through South

As violent storms swept across the South on Wednesday, many residents caught dramatic footage of the storms.

By Emily Ingram  |  01:06 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 04/27/2011

David Cameron labeled sexist for ‘calm down, dear’ jibe

After British Prime Minister David Cameron tells a female member of Parliament to “calm down, dear,” he is labeled “sexist.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:29 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Syrian blogger says she faced arrest but remains defiant

A female Syrian blogger may be in danger of her life, but she refuses to be afraid.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:48 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Jon Stewart gets angry about Zadroga bill provision on ‘The Daily Show’

Jon Stewart showed his outrage over a recently publicized provision to the Zadroga bill on last night’s “The Daily Show.”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  02:32 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:23 PM ET, 04/27/2011

Trump tracking: The imaginary Twitter travels of the Donald

Our readers make fun of our hashtag #trumptracker.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:23 PM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Gabrielle Giffords walks onto plane for Florida (Video)

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords boards a flight to Florida to watch her husband’s shuttle launch.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:46 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 04/27/2011

White iPhone 4: The Holy Grail of hipness?

What about this hot little neutral makes Apple users go nuts?

By Katie Rogers  |  11:18 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Your Take

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Birth certificate to end speculation? Don’t be so sure.

Changes at the top of the national security team overshadowed by birth certificate talk.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:11 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Tina Fey offers life advice at Google headquarters [Video]

Tina Fey discussed her new memoir “Bossypants” at Google headquarters with former CEO Eric Schmidt.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  10:13 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 04/27/2011

New Kids on the Block’s Donnie Wahlberg finds a kidney transplant for fan via Twitter

Life saver Donnie Wahlberg found a kidney for a fan on Twitter.

By Melissa Bell  |  08:46 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Hitler mustache starts manhunt in Britain

When a prankster draws a mustache on the poster of a local councilman, more than four police are sent to track the vandal down.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:43 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 04/27/2011

Abigail Washburn’s performs ‘Nobody’s Fault But Mine’

A music video for the banjo-playing Abigail Washburn.

By Melissa Bell  |  08:21 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 04/27/2011

SETI shelves search for intelligent life

Lack of funding has caused SETI to shelve its Allen Telescope Array, which scans the universe for signs of life.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:01 AM ET, 04/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Poplar Bluff, Mo., levee breached [Video]; Arkansas tornado kills 4

A levee protecting the flooded town of Poplar Bluff was breached Tuesday.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  02:11 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 04/26/2011

Roger Ebert, version 2.0, now makes his mark as prolific webizen

The New Yorker caption contest winner talks to us about his life online.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:09 PM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Daily Catch, The Daily Catch

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Last typewriter factory closed? Don’t start your typed tributes yet.

Few typewriter manufacturers are left, but we still want them.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:56 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Donald Trump’s polling numbers compared to past presidential contenders on ‘The Daily Show’

“The Daily Show” returned last night after a week vacation, giving Jon Stewart ample material to work with on the media’s coverage of Donald Trump and his performance in recent polls.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  10:24 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Poly Styrene, X-Ray Spex singer, dies

Poly Styrene, the former punk rock singer, died on Monday.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:21 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Shows

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Royal Wedding to feature William Blake’s poetry?

They should have gone with “The Tyger.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:50 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Chernobyl’s children: The lasting legacy of the nuclear disaster

A Magnum photographer looks back at the children born within the radiation zone.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:36 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Beastie Boys stream new album

Legendary rap trio streams a new album.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:35 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Show

Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 04/26/2011

Birds of America catalogued by John James Audubon, who turns 226 today

Audubon went on to paint, describe, and catalogue the birds of North America in greater detail than anyone had before.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:18 AM ET, 04/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Transgender rights in the spotlight in Maryland and Texas

In April, a beating of a transgender woman took place at a McDonald’s, and Texas lawmakers announced they wanted to overturn a state law that allows transgenders to marry.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:26 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Ski alongside Matthias Giraud’s avalanche-starting base jump (Video)

A video captures a French skiers base jump off a cliff.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:47 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Wael Ghonim leaves Google

The Egyptian revolutionary leader writes that he will leave Google to start a nonprofit for his country.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:28 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Sami Al-Hajj, detained Guanatanmo journalist, speaks on al-Jazeera

WikiLeaks and a number of international newspapers released documents that made clear that he had been kept at Guantánamo in part to solicit information about al-Jazeera’s news-gathering process.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:56 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 04/25/2011

Higgs boson: A history of the ‘God particle’

A leaked memo has sparked new rumors about the discovery of the so-called God particle, which refers to the Higgs boson.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  02:46 PM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Easter egg roll and festivities around the globe (Photos)

By Melissa Bell  |  11:32 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding: Haters around the world, unite

The hatred of the royal wedding extends far beyond Britain.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:29 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Antoine Dodson, viral video star, arrested for marijuana possession

Antoine Dodson, the star of the tragic, yet hilarious “Bed Intruder” video, was arrested Saturday for possession of marijuana and other misdemeanor charges.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  11:06 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 04/25/2011

WikiLeaks’s Guantanamo Bay files: the numbers and names to know

The files released by WikiLeaks show the majority of prisoners were considered low-level guerrillas.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:22 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Gabrielle Giffords to attend shuttle launch, her return to the public eye?

Giffords will make her first trip since the shooting, but the public won’t get to see her just yet.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:44 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Mount Athos: A world away from modern distractions

“60 Minutes” gets a look at the Eastern Orthodox monasteries on Mount Athos, a rare world devoid of modern distractions.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:30 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 04/25/2011

‘SBY Kafir’: Indonesian president labeled an ‘infidel’

When the Indonesia president is labeled an “infidel,” his people come to his defense on Twitter.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:41 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Toothpick artist spent 35 years on his tribute to San Francisco

“Rolling through the Bay” pays homage to San Francisco with toothpicks

By Melissa Bell  |  08:39 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  What the Post

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 04/22/2011

The Boston Marathon, the aborted landing and the lost journalists: #WPNewsquiz

Our weekly social news quiz

By Katie Rogers  |  02:09 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Peeps show, creeps show, where’d you get those peeps?*

Prepare for Easter with a sugary sweet treat.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Show

Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Starbucks, Whole Foods and how they and other corporations stack up on Earth Day (Updated)

On this Earth Day, some companies are offering deals intended to be promote environmental friendliness. But critics say these deals don’t always match the company’s environmental practices.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:05 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Earth Day: An eye-catching Google Doodle, and a plea to go outside

Lions, pandas and fish ... oh my.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:42 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Daily Catch

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Johnny Cash concert planned to restore childhood home

A concert will raise money to start a museum for Johnny Cash.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:14 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Daily Catch, The Daily Catch

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Fukushima nuclear fallout evacuation zone expanded

The evacuation zone in Japan compared to Chernobyl.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:12 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Clash in Cambodia; road of death in Mexico; and Feline Gonzalez

News round-up.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:06 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Britney Spears heads to Afghanistan with the Soldiers of 266 Rein

Soldiers lip sync to Britney Spears’s “Hold It Against Me.”

By Melissa Bell  |  09:51 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Show

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Syria protests: 75 protesters reported dead

Syria protests began across major citites, expected to be largest anti-regime protests yet.

By Elizabeth Flock and James Buck  |  08:31 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Hondros and Hetherington’s death and the evolution of news online

When is news too much?

By Melissa Bell  |  03:08 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Earth Day: Has it outlived its usefulness?

Today, it simply tells people to do “acts of green.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:52 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Apple’s iPhone and iPad tracking: Where do you draw the line on privacy?

It was revealed yesterday that iPhones and iPads have been collecting and storing data on user locations, it seems, through calls and texts sent to cell towers. Users are reacting in very different ways.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  03:14 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Amazon gives Foreign Policy lemons, FP makes Twitter lemonade

Amazon Web Services caused several popular websites to crash this morning. Foreign Policy took matters into their own hands.

By Sam Sanders and Elizabeth Flock  |  02:08 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Libya journalists still in captivity as Clinton calls for their release

Four journalists taken prisoner by Libyan forces Tuesday, April 5th: James Foley (USA), Clare Gillis (USA), Manu Brabo (Spain) and Anton Hammerl (South Africa). The Libyan government states that they are in custody but has not yet provided a release date.

By Katie Rogers  |  01:36 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 04/21/2011

The Easter eggs to beat all other Easter eggs

Eggs of precision and skill.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:49 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Sai Baba ‘godman’ in critical condition: How will he be remembered?

If the spiritual leader dies, will the reaction of his followers or his critics speak louder?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:38 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 04/21/2011

Webcams involved in crime cases at Rutgers, in Toronto

The presence of a webcam at a crime scene doesn’t always help victims.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:52 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 04/21/2011

Time 100 list: An Egyptian activist and Japanese doctor join Kate, William, Patti, and Rain

The Time 100 list of influential people in 2011 was released this morning, giving readers their annual dose of who wields power or influence, or who leads by moral example.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:42 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 04/21/2011

TV on the Radio’s final album with bassist Gerard Smith

The bassist from TV on the Radio, Gerard Smith, died at the age of 34.

By Melissa Bell  |  08:16 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Two photographers killed in Libya (photos)

Tim Hetherington, producer of “Restrepo” killed in Libya. Chris Hondros was serioulsy injured.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:19 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Show

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 04/20/2011

4 20: A huge celebration with a lot of (illegal) substance

What other celebration around something illegal is this huge?

By Katie Rogers  |  01:34 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Texas fires ravage more than 1 million acres, continue to burn (Photos and video)

See photos and video of the wildfires in Texas that have destroyed over 1 million acres of land across the state and continue to burn today after more than a week.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:33 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Picture Shows

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Iranian lawmakers propose ban on dogs, which are considered ‘unclean’

The center of Iran’s most recent renewed culture war isn’t about alcohol, Western clothing, or Hollywood. It’s about dogs.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:46 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 04/20/2011

Should we have a right to be forgotten online?

Can old Internet references about people be wiped away? Spain says “yes.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:23 PM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/20/2011

Prom season arrives, as do stories about unusual dresses

As prom season begins, so do the stories about dresses created from duct tape, candy wrappers and other unusual materials.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  11:40 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 04/20/2011

Columbine anniversary: ‘It was horribly, viscerally real’

Twelve years after the tragic school shootings, many of the problems related to it still exist.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:32 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 04/20/2011

Malaysia sets up anti-gay camp to correct schoolboys’ effeminate behavior

A camp has been set up to correct the effeminate behavior of Muslim schoolboys.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:53 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 04/20/2011

Skynet not the threat, James Cameron says

Terminator lore predicts the end of the world as we know it took place last night.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:07 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  What the Post

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 04/20/2011

Symmetry: Wordplay by images (Video)

The latest movie by popular online filmmakers Everynone.

By Melissa Bell  |  08:49 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Shows

Posted at 08:41 AM ET, 04/20/2011

Your desk is still your worst enemy

New research from the University of Western Australia found that working a desk job for over a decade makes a person 94 percent more likely to develop colon cancer.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:41 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 PM ET, 04/19/2011

CIA’s invisible ink recipe: What would you write?

A lot of us wrote “invisible messages” using lemon juice when we were younger. But what would you write now?

By Terri Rupar  |  10:44 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Oklahoma City wasn’t the only casualty of April 19

It’s a date with real historical relevance, and it became a battle cry for anti-government militia groups in the 1990s.

By Patricia Sullivan  |  02:51 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  the-buzz

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Another painting attacked: Is controversial art an endangered species?

Is an aggressive pattern against art emerging?

By Katie Rogers  |  01:56 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Your Take

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 04/19/2011

Oklahoma City bombing: 16 years ago ‘on the edge of abyss’

On this day in history, the Oklahoma City bombing killed 168 people.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:34 PM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 04/19/2011

Pulitzer watch: Is there no more breaking news in newspapers?

The lack of a breaking news award in this year’s Pulitzer Prizes has some people concerned about the state of breaking news.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:30 AM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/19/2011

S&P downgrades U.S. credit outlook to negative: Five reasons economists aren’t worried

Standard and Poor, the ratings agency that gave Lehman, Bear Stearns, and Enron top ratings right up until their collapse, has downgraded the U.S. credit outlook to negative.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 04/19/2011

Greg Mortenson, Nicholas Kristof and others respond to ‘Three Cups of Tea’ questions

Reactions from prominent journalists and authors to the controversy surrounding Greg Mortenson ranged from reserved judgment to belief that there are fabrications in the book “Three Cups of Tea.”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  10:21 AM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 04/19/2011

Taco Bell says taco meat is actually meat; lawsuit withdrawn

A lawsuit aimed at forcing Taco Bell to stop calling the meat it serves ‘beef’ has been withdrawn.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:25 AM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 04/19/2011

Queen Elizabeth, William and Kate get their dance on (Video)

A new viral video has the royal wedding party dancing in the aisles.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:05 AM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  What the Post

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 04/19/2011

Robot cousin of the Roomba finds high radiation at Japan plant

Packbot robots sent into Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant are cousins of the Roomba, the robot vacuum cleaner made famous by YouTube video spoofs.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:53 AM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/19/2011

Fidel Castro: Retired for real this time?

The former revolutionary leader of Cuba resigns from his leadership at the Communist Party.

By Melissa Bell  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 04/19/2011

At Boston Marathon, Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai runs fastest marathon ever

Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai won the Boston Marathon Monday in two hours three minutes and two seconds, the fastest time ever recorded during a marathon.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:20 AM ET, 04/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting? Look no further than best journalism ad ever

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune takes home the winning prize, just as its job ad promised.

By Melissa Bell  |  05:22 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Holy Week begins amid palm fronds and parades (photos)

Celebrations in honor of the Easter season started Sunday.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:01 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Show

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Passover recipes: What’s your holiday meal?

What do you eat for the Passover meal?

By Katie Rogers  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 04/18/2011

William Shatner heads back to space with NASA documentary (Video)

The Star Trek alumnus gets back into space with this NASA short film.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:06 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 04/18/2011

Tax day! Where do your tax dollars go?

Data visualizations show how your tax dollars will be spent.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:35 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 04/18/2011

BP e-mails; crossword love and Bob Woodward at the Nixon library

Morning news now.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:41 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 04/18/2011

‘Three Cups of Tea’ publisher launches review of author Greg Mortenson

Doubts over the factual nature of Greg Mortenson’s “Three Cups of Tea” were raised on Sunday’s “60 Minutes.”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  10:28 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 04/18/2011

Kevin Olusola’s beatbox cello

Cellist Kevin Olusola changes a song to fit a beatbox rhythm.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:21 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Show

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 04/18/2011

U.S. tornadoes killed 45: watch storm videos

Video footage from severe storms and tornadoes in Virginia, North Carolina and several other states that left at least 45 people dead over the weekend capture the terrifying weather.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:20 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Yo-Yo Ma and Lil Buck create a new ballet

A young dancer performs to Yo Yo Ma’s music in a stunning new style

By Melissa Bell  |  02:55 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Show

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Veg News: The vegan magazine filled with meat [photos]

Photos of meat riled up vegans when they were found on the pages of Veg News.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:32 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Lunchtime crumbs: Social news quiz edition (#wpnewsquiz)

Welcome to BlogPost’s crazy social-news-quiz-on-Twitter experiment, round four.

By Katie Rogers  |  01:59 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Your Take

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Statue of Liberty stamp gaffe: Who’s the lady?

A Getty Images slip-up landed the Las Vegas Lady Liberty on a U.S. postal stamp

By Melissa Bell  |  01:21 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Coachella 2011: Which music festival are you?

This weekend more than 100,000 surfers and wannabes will take in music from genres most of us have never heard of.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:10 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 04/15/2011

Obama dismisses birther rhetoric on ‘GMA’: The president ‘doesn’t have horns.’

President Obama told “Good Morning America’s” George Stephanopoulos that he thinks that birther rhetoric, similar to Donald Trump’s, is politically problematic in the long run

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:08 PM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 04/15/2011

Whale songs: Composed in the west, tunes travel across the oceans

A new study shows how songs are passed among whale populations.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:36 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 04/15/2011

Burkina Faso presidential guard mutinies

Heavy gunfire was heard at the presidential palace.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:42 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 04/15/2011

World’s oldest man dies at 114

The world’s oldest man died of natural causes in a Montana hospital Thursday, the Associated Press reported. He was 114 years old.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:19 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 04/15/2011

Dennis Kucinich shares unusual talent on ‘The Daily Show’

Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich is known for being a staunch liberal, being a two-time candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination and suing the House cafeteria over an olive pit. But did you know Kucinich is a trained ventriloquist?

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:16 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 04/15/2011

Charlie Chaplin turns 122, Google Doodle honors ‘The Little Tramp’

The Little Tramp turns 122 tomorrow.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:03 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:09 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Joe Biden, Czech president and other politicians caught on camera

Was Joe Biden caught on camera napping during the President Obama’s speech? Did the Czech president steal a pen? Watch the video evidence and decide.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  07:09 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Sign Language Dancing

ASL videos on YouTube make music visual.

By Melissa Bell  |  04:20 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Picture Shows, Picture Shows

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Bradley Manning: U.S. blocks U.N. from unmonitored access to WikiLeaks suspect

The top U.N. investigator on torture has been blocked from having an unmonitored meeting with Bradley Manning, the detained U.S. soldier accused of providing secret cables to WikiLeaks.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:31 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Adorable toddler lunch break

The dancing 2-year-old and the walking toddler.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:13 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 04/14/2011

News of the World: Third journalist arrested

The British tabloid is back in the news, not for breaking the news, but for breaking the law.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:44 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 04/14/2011

YouTube tackles copyright infringement with ‘Copyright School’

YouTube introduces a new school to teach copyright violators the law

By Melissa Bell  |  11:47 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Tax Day is a few days late this year: How will you spend your refund?

How will you spend your refund?

By Katie Rogers  |  11:45 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Your Take

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Jon Stewart, Bill O’Reilly find common ground on Donald Trump’s birther claims (Video)

“Celebrity Apprentice” host and presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s doubts that President Obama was born in the U.S. are resonating with some voters, while being refuted by two very different media personalities.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  10:47 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 04/14/2011

BP oil spill; air traffic controllers asleep; Czech president mocked for pen theft

Morning news of note.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:39 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Prince rocks ‘Lopez Tonight’ with two new songs

Pop royalty Prince was on “Lopez Tonight” to kick off his 21-day run at the L.A. Forum, performing two brand new songs and a “Purple Rain” classic.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:16 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Twitter foretold: What should your next tweet be? (#MyNextTweet)

By Katie Rogers  |  02:22 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 04/13/2011

Yes Men strike again? Associated Press duped by fake GE press release

A prankster group dupes the Associated Press and GE.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:04 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 04/13/2011

TSA frisking of 6-year-old outrages parents (video)

The parents told “Good Morning America” that their daughter “was upset and crying” after the pat-down at the New Orleans airport.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:51 PM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Mubarak and sons detained: Egypt reacts

Egypt’s top prosecutor ordered Hosni Mubarak and his sons detained for questioning on their wealth and on government suppression of the protests that ousted Mubarak from office.

By Elizabeth Flock and James Buck  |  10:58 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Andy Carvin uses Twitter to debunk sloppy journalism

Debunking false rumors through Twitter.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:40 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Aurora borealis from an airplane (Video)

An Air France passenger captured the aurora borealis out his window.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:51 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Picture Shows, Picture Shows

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Mubarak in custody; Bahrain blogger dies; wolves not endangered

Morning news of note.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:45 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Daily Catch, The Daily Catch

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Sidney Harman, chairman of Newsweek, dies at 92

The man who bought Newsweek for $1 died Tuesday night.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:34 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Daily Catch, The Daily Catch

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 04/13/2011

Jon Kyl inspires Stephen Colbert to tweet non-facts

Stephen Colbert’s crusade against Arizona Sen. Jon “Not Intended to Be a Factual Statement” Kyl continued last night on “The Colbert Report,” as he used Twitter to produce round-the-clock non-facts about Kyl using the hastag #NotIntendedToBe AFactualStatement.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  08:46 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Game Boy music break

Making music out of the Game Boy

By Melissa Bell  |  03:10 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 04/12/2011

AOL, Huffington Post hit with class action suit: Does it make any sense?

A freelance writer will file a class-action lawsuit against the Huffington Post and AOL Tuesday, seeking $105 million in damages for its unpaid contributors.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:39 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 04/12/2011

Fort Sumter: The first shot that set the nation to war with itself (Video)

Tuesday marks the 150th anniversary of the day the Civil War began

By Melissa Bell  |  12:10 PM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 04/12/2011

As Air France a380 clips smaller plane, air traffic controller remains amazingly calm

While the video of an Air France super jumbo jet clipping the tail of a much smaller plane is silent but terrifying, the audio from air traffic control is remarkably calm.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  11:40 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Fukushima on par with Chernobyl; D.C. mayor arrested; ducklings go to National Geographic

Morning news of note.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:23 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Winklevoss twins down for the count, but Mark Zuckerberg not off the hook

A new lawsuit against Facebook raises questions about the origins of the social network.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:30 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Paul Simon, still fantastic after all these years

Paul Simon’s latest album “So beautiful, so what” released Tuesday.

By Melissa Bell  |  08:33 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Picture Shows, Picture Shows

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/12/2011

From Yuri Gagarin to Neil Armstrong to private spaceship pilots: 50 years of spaceflight

50 years of spaceflight.

By Melissa Bell  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 AM ET, 04/12/2011

Airbus jet clips tail of another plane on JFK runway

A wing of an Airbus A380, the world’s biggest commercial passenger jet, clipped the tail of another plane while taxiing out to depart.

By The Associated Press  |  01:05 AM ET, 04/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Maikel Sabil sentenced: In Egypt and around the world, blogging remains a dangerous business

A military court in Egypt has sentenced a blogger and activist to three years in jail for criticizing the armed forces during anti-government protests.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:13 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Girls are ‘magic,’ boys get ‘power’: Advertising to children

Girls are ‘magic,’ boys get ‘power’: The words of major children’s commercials broken down.

By Melissa Bell  |  05:10 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Japan’s Sendai earthquake: One month later

Today is the one-month anniversary of the March 11 Sendai earthquake in Japan. The earthquake and tsunami that followed have killed more than 27,000 people and set off a nuclear crisis the country is still grappling with.

By Sam Sanders  |  03:23 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore and Bieyanka Moore: Putting a spotlight on child sex trafficking

Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore and Bieyanka Moore may bring necessary light to child sex trafficking.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:08 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Laurent Gbagbo: Who arrested the Ivory Coast strongman? (Video)

Who arrested Laurent Gbagbo?

By Melissa Bell  |  12:36 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 04/11/2011

FBI releases Roswell memo about ‘three bodies of human shape’

A memo released by the FBI sheds more mysterious light on the Roswell, NM., crash of 1947.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:21 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 04/11/2011

As Nigeria votes, election reform comes one tweet at a time

Ni­ger­ian Amara Nwankpa is using Twitter to send news about polling places, voter registration and other election topics to his 4,910 followers.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:26 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 04/11/2011

The ennui of Ferris Bueller

The iconic ‘80s film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” remade as an Indie film.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:24 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  What the Post

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 04/11/2011

Burqa ban, Libyan cease-fire and FOMO: morning news of note

News to know.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:20 AM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 04/09/2011

Sidney Lumet, hard-hitting director of ‘Network,’ dies (video)

The director of “Network,” “Dog Day Afternoon,” and “12 Angry Men” died at age 86.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:02 PM ET, 04/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 04/08/2011

‘What a Wonderful World,’ the painting

The Louis Armstrong song set to images.

By Melissa Bell  |  05:48 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Show

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Vice takes on MTV with new site Noisey.com

A noisey celebration of music is the latest from the Vice guys.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:36 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Anna Hazare ends fast after government promises better anti-corruption legislation: PHOTOS

Anna Hazare ended his four day ‘fast unto death’ Saturday morning, saying the Indian government had conceded to most of the demands for a better anti-corruption bill.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:08 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Lunchtime crumbs: Social news quiz edition (#wpnewsquiz)

How well do you know this week’s most social stories?

By Katie Rogers  |  01:45 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Daily Catch

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 04/08/2011

Iggy Pop swings by ‘American Idol’

The wild child of 70s punk rock takes the stage at American Idol

By Melissa Bell  |  12:01 PM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Shows

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Government shutdown prompts a Boehner-trashing Facebook event (#socialshutdown)

Americans are taking to the social Web to find humor in the situation.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:58 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Military pay faces uncertain future; troubling for financially strapped families

The government shutdown threatens the military pay of families living paycheck to paycheck.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:54 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Egypt: Thousands protest in Cairo to demand prosecution of Mubarak

Tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered Friday in Cairo's Tahrir Square for a protest titled “Day of Justice and Cleansing.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:54 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Glenn Beck: Jon Stewart says goodbye on ‘The Daily Show’

Glenn Beck’s announcement that he will leave his Fox News show has been hard on his fans and followers. Add to that list fans of Jon Stewart’s riveting, manic and very popular impression of the uber-conservative media personality. On last night’s “The Daily Show,” Stewart put on his truth glasses and gave us his best Beck, one last time.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:59 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 04/08/2011

Dolphins in BP oil; GoDaddy’s elephant controversy; missing reporters in Libya found

News of note.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:24 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Anna Hazare: A ‘modern-day Gandhi’ vows to fast unto death against India’s corruption

Anna Hazare began his “fast unto death” on April 5, vowing not to eat until the government enacted a strong anti-corruption act it had long negelected.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  06:20 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 04/07/2011

‘The Daily Show’: Middle East women should create their own state, ‘Shegypt’ (video)

“The Daily Show” offers its proposal for empowering women in politics in the Middle East.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  04:08 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 04/07/2011

New federal terror alerts to post on Twitter, Facebook

The government’s new terror alert system will hit social networks.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:08 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Notorious B.I.G.’s FBI murder case files released, highlighting new FBI Web presence

FBI files unveil secrets of the rapper Biggie Smalls — and of the FBI’s new venture into online sourcing

By Melissa Bell  |  12:44 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 04/07/2011

Japan hit by 7.1-magnitude earthquake, tsunami warning issued

A severe aftershock hit Japan’s devastated northeast

By Melissa Bell  |  11:19 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 04/07/2011

Ai Weiwei held for ‘economic’ crimes; Georgia Internet brought down by ‘spadehacker;’ and an eagle is born

Morning news of note.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:17 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 04/07/2011

Iman al-Obaidi speaks to CNN: ‘I can’t stay here anymore’

Eman al-Obeidy speaks to CNN.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:37 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 04/07/2011

‘Gay’ caveman discovered

A man buried as a woman sets off speculation about his sexual orientation in archaeology circles.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:32 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 04/07/2011

Bob Dylan’s set list censored in China

There was no “Blowin’ in the Wind” in China when the government censored Bob Dylan’s songs.

By Melissa Bell  |  08:34 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Show

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 04/06/2011

A perfect day (Three tricks to get you through the midweek hump)

Videos to get you over the mid-week hump.

By Melissa Bell  |  05:19 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  What the Post

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Glenn Beck clips: the tears, cheers and fears aired on his Fox show

Since Glenn Beck’s run on Fox began in 2009, he has provided a number of memorable and controversial TV moments.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  03:36 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Bristol Palin nets $262,500 as abstinence speaker: Is she right for the job?

According to tax records, Palin was paid $262,500 in 2009 by the Candie’s Foundation as a “teen ambassador.”

By Katie Rogers  |  01:33 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Daily Catch, The Daily Catch

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Government shutdown countdown: Twitter prompts a question

Who will hang a fail whale over the Capitol?

By Melissa Bell  |  01:07 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Syria: The ‘littlest protesters’

A generation that has never known a Libya without Moammar Gaddafi, an Egypt without Hosni Mubarak, or a Yemen without Ali Abdullah Saleh has protested their country’s leaders all the same.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:59 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Glenn Beck to bid farewell to Fox News show

Host will end his daily talk show, but he won’t be leaving the network, press release says.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:54 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Eagle cam captivates country

Two eagles waiting for their eggs to hatch have won over the hearts of the country.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:59 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The Picture Show

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Richard Branson sets sail for the deep sea

Virgin Oceanic will take five deep dives around the ocean.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:19 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Gbagbo remains; Japan radioactive leak fixed; Mona Lisa may be exhumed

Laurent Gbago remains in Ivory Coast. Japan plugs radioactive leak. Body of believed Mona Lisa may be exhumed.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:10 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 04/06/2011

Adele breaks records with a voice that grabs a hold of your heart

Singer Adele just set a new record for the longest on the No. 1 record listing in the United Kingdom.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:28 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 04/06/2011

‘Extreme Couponing’: Is the TLC show fascinating or ridiculous?

The second season of TLC’s “Extreme Couponing,” premiering tonight, has received some surprisingly good reviews for a reality show seemingly focused on such a mundane task. But of course, the show isn’t about the coupons, it’s about the oddballs who obsessively clip them.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:21 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Jon Stewart pokes fun at Obama’s ‘exhausted’ supporters

Jon Stewart’s take on Obama’s lack of transparency.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  03:34 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 04/05/2011

‘Epic Libyan’ internet meme celebrates rebels, but also makes us laugh

Since March 5, Libyan-American medical student Hamza Malek has been tweeting photos of the crisis in Libya using the hashtag #EpicLibyan.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:23 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Japan’s new seafood standards: Fears for sushi business?

Three weeks after Japan earthquake, Japan releases first safety standards for radiation levels in seafood.

By Katie Rogers  |  02:36 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 04/05/2011

‘Sweet Mickey’ now Haitian President Sweet Mickey

Haiti has a new president, Michel Martelly.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:19 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Show

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 04/05/2011

Ai Weiwei: The artwork of the missing Chinese activist

Who is the man missing in China?

By Melissa Bell  |  12:31 PM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Toms Shoes wants you to stop wearing shoes for charity

Will you walk a day without shoes?

By Melissa Bell  |  11:12 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Daily Catch, The Daily Catch

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Pandora under investigation; Ivory Coast fighting; John Steinbeck traveling

Morning news of note

By Melissa Bell  |  10:45 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:55 AM ET, 04/05/2011

Kurt Cobain: 17 years after his death

Celebrating the singer, on the anniversary of his suicide.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:55 AM ET, 04/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Beyond the Gauguin painting: Art that rocked the world

By Katie Rogers  |  05:17 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Iman al-Obaidi out of custody, but still ‘beaten every day,’ NPR reports

The woman who stunned journalists when she burst into a hotel in Libya and claimed she had been raped by men loyal to Moammar Gadhafi, has been released from custody, NPR and CNN report

By Melissa Bell  |  04:16 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Epsilon e-mail breach: How to protect yourself in the future

Avoid getting burned by e-mail scams.

By Melissa Bell  |  04:16 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Japanese tsunami dog rescued and reunited with owner

Cue the tear ducts. The dog found floating on a piece of driftwood three weeks after the tsunami has been reunited with his owner.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:56 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Air France, and Congo: A bad day for flying?

There are no lucky or unlucky days for flying. There are just days.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:05 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 04/04/2011

Martin Luther King Jr. slain in Memphis 43 years ago

On the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, a notice from the archives.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:26 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 04/04/2011

International Pillow Fight Day: feathers and abandon sent flying

Photographs of the sixth annual International Pillow Fight Day

By Melissa Bell  |  10:32 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 04/04/2011

The Band Perry, Brad Paisley and the Zac Brown Band get their honky tonk on

Country Music Awards bring a little melancholy music to the world.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:36 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Show

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 04/04/2011

Ai Weiwei arrested; Charlie Sheen on tour; Google Motion in real life; morning links

Morning news

By Melissa Bell  |  09:29 AM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:21 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Ivory Coast conflict: Who are Gbagbo and Ouattara?

Protests and violence in Ivory Coast have remained at a fever pitch for months now, since a presidential runoff last November between President Laurent Gbagbo and challenger Alassane Ouattara

By Sam Sanders  |  08:21 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Slip-sliding into the weekend

The baby in this video has much to teach us.

By Melissa Bell  |  06:30 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Cricket: The (real) game with a bat and a ball

Baseball is not the biggest sport played with a bat and a ball.

By Anup Kaphle  |  04:36 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Iran holds pro-government blogging competition

Iran has organized a blogging competition to promote pro-regime bloggers

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:28 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 04/01/2011

Marvin Gaye: ‘A wrenched heart resting in a bed of pathos’

Twenty-seven years ago, Marvin Gaye died after being shot.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:24 PM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Julian Assange: Traitor, hero, dance star? (Video)

What is the WikiLeaks gang up to?

By Melissa Bell  |  11:54 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Google motion; Huffington Post paywall; Royal wedding live blog: April Fool’s Day galleria

A list of the best pranks out there today on the Web.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:31 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 04/01/2011

Bronx Zoo cobra: Official NYC tourism ambassador

The Twitter feed of the Bronx Zoo cobra is back.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:14 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 04/01/2011

April Fool’s Day: The Spaghetti Harvest circa 1957

Real homegrown spaghetti thanks to the BBC.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:07 AM ET, 04/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Bronx Zoo Cobra’s Twitter feed a perfect New York City advertisement

A Twitter feed became a slithering commercial for the Big Apple.

By Melissa Bell  |  04:13 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Moammar Gaddafi: What happens to exiled dictators?

Where do exiled dictators go to be exiled?

By Sam Sanders  |  02:54 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Sweet Valley High, 10 years later: This is not the Elizabeth and Jessica I remember

What teenage book character needs an update?

By Melissa Bell  |  02:24 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Syria: Assad orders review of laws after gunfire in Latakia

Gunfire was heard in the northern Syria port city of Latakia Wednesday after President Bashar al-Assad concluded his first speech since massive protests began in the country, the AFP reported.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:26 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 03/31/2011

Jobs report: What’s the recession look like to you?

Take a photograph of your road to work to show us what the recession looks like from your vantage point

By Amanda Zamora  |  01:07 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 03/31/2011

April Fools! Prepare to prank

What’s your favorite prank?

By Melissa Bell  |  12:44 PM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 03/31/2011

Twin babies talking: finally subtitled for the truth

The twin boys’s babble gets explained.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:21 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 03/31/2011

India’s census problem; a woman at war; CIA in Libya — morning links

News to know

By Melissa Bell  |  10:08 AM ET, 03/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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