WorldViews: June, 2011

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Charles Darwin’s notes to self

Three hundred thirty of Charles Darwin’s most heavily annotated titles were just put online.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:40 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Gaza flotilla: Looking at both sides of the story

The organizers of a flotilla seeking to challenge Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip have been delayed from departing. We look at what both sides are saying.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:12 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Newsweek’s Tina Brown on Princess Diana cover: ‘I wanted to make her a time traveler’ (Video)

“Some people think it’s kind of spooky,” Brown said Wednesday.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:28 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Casey Anthony trial attracts tourists to Orlando courthouse

Demand to watch Casey Anthony’s murder trial has even caused a fight

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:46 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 06/29/2011

JetBlue experiences turtle trouble

We apologize for the delay; blame the turtles.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:58 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 06/29/2011

New York hotel maids have had enough

After several sexual assault incidents in New York on hotel maids, the women have had enough.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:40 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 06/29/2011

French journalists Hervé Ghesquière and Stéphane Taponier released after 547 days in captivity

Hervé Ghesquière and Stéphane Taponier have been released from Afghanistan after 547 days.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:37 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Michele Bachmann discounts federal funding as husband’s clinic collects it

The financial records of GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann --a devout opponent of federal funding — shows the candidate’s family business received Medicaid funds.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:51 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Saudi women are arrested for driving

Saudi Arabian police arrested five women for driving on Tuesday for the first time since dozens of women began testing the country’s driving ban on June 17.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:43 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Google +1; Bank of America settles; Pope tweets

Morning news June 29, 2011

By Melissa Bell  |  09:40 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Tahrir Square sees worst violence since Mubarak’s fall [PHOTOS]

Protesters and security clashed in Cairo Tuesday night in the worst violence in Tahrir Square since the fall of President Hosni Mubarak.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:39 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Kabul hotel attack: Taliban calls it ‘martyrdom’

The Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack on the historic Intercontinental hotel in the Afghan capital late Tuesday, calling it “martyrdom.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:47 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 06/28/2011

The dreaded ‘artist’s statement’ inspires parodies

Artists hate doing an artist’s statement, but now there’s hope for them.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:33 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Hotel Inter-Continental Kabul attacked by insurgents

Reports have as many as six suicide attackers in the Inter-Continental Hotel in Kabul.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:18 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Village Voice staffers may strike soon, write on Tumblr instead

Staffers at the Village Voice may go on strike in just a few days and take their smart, snarky criticism to a Tumblr blog instead.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:54 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Los Alamos nuclear lab to remain closed as New Mexico wildfire nears

A small fire broke out at the New Mexico lab on Monday, but it was quickly contained.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:36 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Splitscreen: a love story (Video)

A love story shot by cell phone.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:39 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 06/28/2011

George Hotz, a.k.a “GeoHot,” now working at Facebook, and other reformed hackers

Facebook followed the trend of tech companies that hire hackers Tuesday by confirming that George Hotz, also known as GeoHot, was on its payroll.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:12 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 06/28/2011

Hani Khan says she was fired by Abercrombie & Fitch over hijab

Hani Khan worked as a stockroom employee at teen clothing retailer Hollister, an Abercrombie & Fitch subsidiary, until she was fired, she says, for refusing to remove her hijab.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:09 PM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Johann Hari denies he plagiarized, sparking #interviewbyhari mockery campaign

British journalist Johann Hari denies he plagiarized his interviews.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:06 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Los Alamos evacuated; Cirque de Soleil pitches; Wisconsin judge investigated

Morning news June 28, 2011.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:51 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Why the Princess Diana revival on the cover of Newsweek and in ’Untold Story’?

Suddenly the late Princess Diana is everywhere, including Newsweek’s cover. What does it all mean?

By Melissa Bell  |  10:36 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords makes first public appearance since shooting

The congresswoman attended a Houston ceremony where her husband was honored.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  10:07 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Tau Day: Replace Pi, make music with Tau

Celebrate and relish in the math nerdery afoot. June 28 — or 6.28 — is the day dedicated to pi’s lesser-known double, tau.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:03 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Greece protests austerity measures [PHOTOS, VIDEO]

Thousands of Greeks marched in Athens Tuesday in a 48-hour strike against austerity measures.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:59 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 06/28/2011

John Wayne Gacy gaffe delights Michele Bachmann opponents

After her presidential campaign kickoff, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) stepped into a cultural joke minefield.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:20 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 06/28/2011

John Wiley Price, Dallas county commissioner, raided by FBI, IRS

John Wiley Price is being investigated by the FBI and IRS.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:13 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Anna Chapman spy novel’s closing chapter? Alexander Poteyev sentenced

Alexander Poteyev, the long-serving officer in Russia's foreign intelligence service who had become a double agent, was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:53 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 06/28/2011

Happy Feet, the penguin stranded in New Zealand, recovering after surgery (Video)

The Emperor penguin is feeling better, but it’s not clear if or when it will return home.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  08:46 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:26 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Mellow Brick Road

By Melissa Bell  |  05:26 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Web censorship moves to democracies

New data and filtering schemes show an alarming trend of democratic and Western governments attempting to censor what’s online.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:49 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Michele Bachmann trips on serial killer at presidential kickoff

By Melissa Bell  |  04:07 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Rod Blagojevich: Jury reaches agreement in second corruption trial, guilty verdicts on 17 of 20 charges

The former governor’s second trial in as many years comes to a close.

By Katie Rogers  |  02:13 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Casey Anthony trial: The 10 moments that have made the case our national obsession

A string of bizarre moments throughout the Casey Anthony murder trial in Orlando have made it our national obsession.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:09 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Amnesty International: Egypt military admits to ‘Virginity tests,’ promises to end practice

Egypt general admits to ‘virginity tests.’

By Melissa Bell  |  01:58 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Amanda Knox ‘shocked and anguished’ by testimony at appeals trial

The American college student is appealing her murder conviction.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:51 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 06/27/2011

LulzSec disbands: A timeline of 50 days of hacks

The international hacking group LulzSec announced Saturday that it was disbanding. Here’s a timeline of their attacks.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:08 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:03 PM ET, 06/27/2011

Los Alamos National Lab threatened by wildfire; Flood waters reach Nebraska nuclear plant

Meanwhile, flood waters have reached, but not entered a Nebraska nuclear plant.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:03 PM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Supreme Court rules violent video game ban unconstitutional: What is the most violent game?

The Supreme Court k-o’d a video game ban California enacted to prevent the sale or rental of violent video games to minors.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:51 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Spike Jonze and Arcade Fire release short film “Scenes from the Suburbs’

How a hot Canadian band pulled off a multimedia hipster-trifecta.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:19 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 06/27/2011

North Korea could be on verge of famine, smuggled video shows

Footage shot inside North Korea has revealed that North Korea could be on the verge of a famine.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:10 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Gatineau floods after ‘dam’ overflows [VIDEO]

After two days of torrential rain in Gatineau, a city in western Quebec, a road that was acting as a dam in an overflowing creek was washed away.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:04 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Asteroid won’t hit Earth, we hope [VIDEO]

An asteroid discovered just last week will miss the Earth by only 7,500 miles on Monday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:43 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Gay pride; fracking doubts; carp fishing

Morning news of note June 27, 2011.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:24 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:15 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Same-sex marriage in the United States: A status check

An update on the state of laws on same-sex marriage, civil unions and spousal rights.

By Terri Rupar  |  11:15 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Souris River flood in Minot, N.D., spills over most levees

The flooding in Minot, N.D., likely will set a record.

By Melissa Bell  |  04:26 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Egyptian military asks voters who they want for President on Facebook

In an attempt to show they’re committed to a better transition, the military posted a poll on their Facebook page this week asking voters which presidential hopeful they like best.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:36 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Star Wars as told by someone who has not seen Star Wars (Video)

By Melissa Bell  |  03:26 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Netherlands debates net neutrality and anonymity online

Netherlands and the Internet: Arguing over net neutrality and anonymity online

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:12 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Michael Jackson: Remembering the star at 20

In memory of his death, here’s a remembrance of Michael Jackson before the surgeries, before the masks, before the court cases and tabloid troubles.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:53 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 06/24/2011

President Obama targets the 0-10 age group (Video)

Two videos show President Obama’s child skills

By Melissa Bell  |  01:43 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Burma rocked by bomb blasts in three cities

Bomb blasts hit Burma’s capital, Naypyidaw, as well as the country's second-largest city of Mandalay and the town of Pyin Oo Lwin on Friday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:16 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Don Lapre, the ‘King of Infomercials,’ arrested in Arizona

Don Lapre is charged with defrauding thousands who purchased his products.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:06 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Barry Manilow now writes the songs about the perils of fame

Barry Manilow has a new album, “15 Minutes,” debuting at #7 on the Billboard album chart.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:01 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 06/24/2011

Lyme disease still on the rise as tick season begins

The season of blood-sucking, creepy, crawly ticks has begun, and with it has come fears of the diseases they carry.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:15 AM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 06/24/2011

Metta is Ron Artest’s new name, and other celebrity name changes

Ron Artest announced this week that he’s changing his name to “Metta.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:54 AM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 06/24/2011

Van Gogh mysteries; LulzSec attacks Arizona; Bin Laden connected to Pakistan spy network

Morning news June 24, 2011

By Melissa Bell  |  09:14 AM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 06/24/2011

Graves’ Disease affects Missy Elliott: What is it?

Graves’ Disease attacks the autoimmune system and thyroid gland.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:52 AM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:19 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Vancouver kissing couple knocked down by riot police, new video shows (Watch)

By Melissa Bell  |  07:19 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Churchill Downs, famous Kentucky race track, to reopen Friday after damage from storm (Video)

A storm hit Churchill Downs in Kentucky Wednesday.

By Melissa Bell  |  04:48 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Seven-year-old pulled over by police after driving 20 miles (Video)

A Huron County, Mich., boy took a 20-mile joy ride — at the age of seven.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:32 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 06/23/2011

A Gay Girl in Damascus and Lez Get Real: The lessons we learned

While covering the stories of A Gay Girl in Damascus and Lez Get Real, what did we do wrong and what did we do right? Here are some of the lessons we learned.

By Elizabeth Flock and Melissa Bell  |  02:25 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Aimi Eguchi joins other virtual, fictional Japanese pop idols

Eguchi is just a computer-generated mash-up of the best characteristics of several other members of the band

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:41 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 06/23/2011

J.K. Rowling unveils Pottermore to groans and yawns: Weigh in here

The author’s Pottermore Web site is drawing mixed reviews.

By Sarah Anne Hughes and Melissa Bell  |  01:34 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 06/23/2011

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger capture means on FBI’s Most Wanted List, two down, eight to go (Quiz)

With James Bulger arrested, the FBI’s Most Wanted List has two new openings.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:12 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Marvin Gaye’s album, 40 years on, asks what’s going on?

Universal Motown, Marvin Gaye’s record label, has launched a Facebook campaign to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the album.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:04 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 06/23/2011

Obama’s Afghanistan speech: ‘Spend at home,’ but how? (Poll)

On Wednesday night, President Obama announced his plan to bring 33,000 troops home from Afghanistan.

By Andrea Caumont  |  11:55 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 06/23/2011

Minot, N.D., floods and thousands evacuate [PHOTOS]

As many as 10,000 people raced to evacuate the area Wednesday as water from the Souris River began spilling over levees in Minot, N.D.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:17 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 06/23/2011

Huguette Clark gives millions to nurse, the arts

Huguette Clark, the reclusive copper heiress who died last month, leaves most of her $400 million estate and artwork to establish a foundation for the arts.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:05 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 06/23/2011

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger arrested; Pottermore, Potterbore; Uncontacted tribe discovered

Morning news June 23, 2011

By Melissa Bell  |  09:24 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 06/23/2011

PBS will air ‘An American Family’ anniversary edition

Almost four decades after PBS first aired a television documentary about a nuclear family called the Louds, it’s bringing the show back.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:24 AM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:17 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Tango dance the week away

A song for the evening

By Melissa Bell  |  06:17 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 06/22/2011

‘Straight Pride’ suggested as Brazil’s gay pride parade kicks off

Evangelical leaders have suggested Brazil celebrate a “Heterosexual Pride Day,” or “Orgulho Hetero” in Portugese.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  05:34 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Nazi photo album and other camera mysteries solved

Solving photo mysteries isn’t that difficult with the help of crowdsourcing, viral photos, photo search applications, and social media.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:29 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Saudi Arabia beheading prompts Indonesia to ban workers in Saudi

Indonesia will soon ban its citizens from working as domestic servants in Saudi Arabia after the beheading of a maid.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:30 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Ai Weiwei, Chinese artist, released

The activist has been released on bail after pleading guilty to charges of tax evasion and arrived at his home late Wednesday, news services reported.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:17 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Southwest Airlines and Delta Airlines suffer from people problems

Airlines reel from two people-inflected P.R. problems

By Melissa Bell  |  12:41 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Florence and the Machine perform on ‘The Colbert Report’ (Video)

The “Dog Days are Over” group performs on day two of “StePhest Colbchella ’011”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  11:27 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Scarlet fever, measles, and other diseases that have come back to haunt us

Scarlet fever isn’t the first disease of old to make a comeback.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:27 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Lytro camera: Shoot first, focus later

A new camera lets you focus after the photograph has been taken

By Melissa Bell  |  11:11 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Belfast faces riots for second day [PHOTOS, VIDEO]

Hundreds of young rioters attacked police vans in east Belfast on Tuesday in the second night of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:06 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 06/22/2011

John Galliano, ex-Dior designer: Drug addictions blamed for slurs

The ex-Dior designer is charged with “public insults based on origin, religious affiliation, race or ethnicity.”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  10:15 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Amish sexter busted for buggy sex invite to girl

An Amish man who sent hundreds of sexually explicit text messages to a 12-year-old girl was nabbed in an undercover sting last week.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:24 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Afghanistan withdrawal; Alligator break-out; Memory expander

Morning news June 22, 2010

By Melissa Bell  |  09:20 AM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 06/21/2011

Miss USA contestants weigh in on evolution (Video)

Most said that both evolution and creationism should be taught in schools.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  03:54 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 06/21/2011

#BornFreeCrew: The group who warned about Weiner

Conservative group #BornFreeCrew had for weeks before the “Weinergate” scandal closely monitored who the congressman was following on Twitter.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:25 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 06/21/2011

Women in the Arab Spring: The other side of the story

Women have been key players in the protests throughout the Arab Spring, but they have also endured violence, rape, and a lack of appreciation.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:23 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 06/21/2011

Mark Kelly retires from NASA to spend more time with wife Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Mark Kelly steps away from NASA to spend more time with wife Gabrielle Giffords

By Melissa Bell  |  12:07 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 06/21/2011

James Verone robs bank to receive free health care

A 59-year-old North Carolina man said robbing a bank to get treatment seemed logical.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:01 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Dear Apple, don’t shut down my phone camera

Apple’s recent patent for an an invisible infrared sensor that would block piracy has net neutrality enthusiasts rattled but others enthused about the possibilities.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:45 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Summertime, and the living’s easy

Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong deliver a message.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:41 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Roger Ebert’s Facebook page ‘removed in error’ after Ryan Dunn comments spark online outrage

After a controversial tweet about the death of Ryan Dunn, movie critic Roger Ebert found his Facebook page had been removed in what Facebook later said was an “error.”

By Melissa Bell  |  10:12 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Pharmacy massacre surveillance camera images released to public [PHOTOS]

A gunman shot four people at close range in a pharmacy on Sunday. Now, police are releasing photos from the crime in the hopes of catching him.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:01 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Iraq bombings; Tunisia sentencing; Fukushima fallout

Morning news for June 21, 2011.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:25 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Keith Olbermann returns to ‘Countdown’ on Current TV (Video)

Watch video from Olbermann’s first “Countdown” on Current TV.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:19 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Scarlet fever outbreak in Hong Kong

With more than 400 cases of the disease this year, officials are warning of an outbreak of scarlet fever in Hong Kong.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:16 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Takashi Murakami designs Google Doodle for the summer solstice [PHOTOS]

Murakami has been commissioned to create today’s Google Doodle of the summer solstice.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:43 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 06/21/2011

Summer solstice — or winter solstice, depending on where you live — dawns today (Photos)

It’s officially summer at 1:13 EST

By Melissa Bell  |  08:31 AM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:29 PM ET, 06/20/2011

Sig Gissler to Tom Hanks and the Onion: there is no ‘mysterious cabal’

The Pulitzer Prize committee is not that impressed with the Onion’s campaign

By Melissa Bell  |  05:29 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 06/20/2011

California death penalty: The cost of killing

A new study finds the cost of the death penalty is $184 million a year.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:25 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 06/20/2011

Vancouver riot kiss real — romantics rejoice

The kissing couple from Canada tells their side of the story.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:47 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 06/20/2011

Netflix outage a technical problem; Try Netflix doodles instead

With Netflix streaming out, opt for doodling instead

By Melissa Bell  |  12:00 PM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Cancer death rates falling, but not benefitting everyone

Cancer death rates are continuing to fall, but not all segments of the population are benefitting.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:28 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Airbus A380 grounded; Korean Air Lines to the rescue

Airbus's star jet was grounded Sunday after clipping a wing on a taxiway structure.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:51 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Fenugreek can increase male libido

A strong herb used to flavor Indian curries can also spice up our sex lives, according to a new study.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:35 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Fried Kool-Aid hits County Fair circuit (Photos)

The most delicious county fair food

By Melissa Bell  |  10:27 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Jon Stewart to Chris Wallace on ‘Fox News Sunday’: ‘You’re insane’ (Video)

“Are you suggesting that you and I are the same?”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  10:21 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Weird Al (finally!) meets Lady Gaga (Video)

The king of parody meets the queen of pop

By Melissa Bell  |  09:44 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 06/20/2011

In Vancouver riots, video captures three women fighting off mob of men

Three women are seen trying to defend their car against a crowd of violent men.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:40 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 06/20/2011

DOE invests $150 million in solar panels

DOE will give a Boston company a $150 million dollar loan guarantee to research how to make silicon wafers used in solar panels cheaper.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:37 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Miss USA weeps; Clarence Thomas questioned: NATO apologizes

Morning news June 20, 2011.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:05 AM ET, 06/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:53 AM ET, 06/19/2011

Clarence Clemons dies: A look back at his interviews and performances [VIDEOS]

Clarence Clemons, the longtime saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, died at 69 on Saturday, a week after suffering a stroke.

By Emily Ingram  |  01:53 AM ET, 06/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 06/17/2011

‘Stuck’ in an airport and three more videos you need to watch this week

The four videos you need to watch this week

By Melissa Bell  |  04:03 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 06/17/2011

Lulz Security Hackers offer up keen Internet advice

Be careful of the insecurity online.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:42 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 06/17/2011

War on Drugs: 40 years later and no end in sight

The drug war rages on despite calls to end it.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:07 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 06/17/2011

After Joplin tornado, 900 pets are without homes

Since the deadly tornado hit Joplin, Mo., in May, hundreds of cats and dogs that have separated from their owners have flooded the town’s humane society.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:51 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 06/17/2011

Facebook contempt: Juror jailed for contacting defendant on Internet

A woman on the jury of a case at London’s High Court was held guilty of contempt Friday for communicating with an already-acquitted defendant over Facebook.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:01 PM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 06/17/2011

Black hole devours star, sparking gamma ray flash

A monster black hole devoured a Sun-like star, producing a long-lasting gamma ray flash, astronomers said Thursday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:03 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 06/17/2011

Saudi Arabian women drive Friday despite ban [VIDEO]

Women across the country are taking to the wheel despite a ban on driving and threats of violence

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:51 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 06/17/2011

Pentagon’s suspicious package; Chilean volcano aftermath; Weiner resignation questioned

Morning news June 17, 2011.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:45 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 06/17/2011

Vincent van Gogh art historian on display [VIDEO]

The Cincinnati Art Museum is putting its art historian on display as he works to restore an 1890 painting by Vincent van Gogh.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:05 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 06/17/2011

Pentagon security scare, man taken into custody

Officials said Friday a suspicious device that “looks like a bomb” had been found in a vehicle near the Pentagon.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:01 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 06/17/2011

Vancouver riot kissers found?

The mystery kiss snapped at the Vancouver riots may have been a setup.

By Melissa Bell  |  08:37 AM ET, 06/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:57 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Ninety-nine-year-old sets world record by becoming oldest person to graduate

Leo Plass graduated at 99 years old from college, becoming the oldest person ever to do so.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:57 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 06/16/2011

J.K. Rowling’s mystery Pottermore Web site

A new Web site by J.K. Rowling promises an addition to the Harry Potter universe.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:59 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Tupac Shakur shooter confesses on rapper’s 40th birthday

A man has admitted to the non-fatal 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur on the same day that Shakur would have been 40.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:50 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Vancouver riot provocateurs sought via Tumblr and Facebook

It’s crowd-sourced crime-fighting.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:48 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Saudi Arabian women to drive Friday despite ban

Women across the country say they will drive their cars Friday despite a ban on driving and threats of violence.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:39 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 06/16/2011

‘Bloomsday Bursts’ celebrates James Joyce 140 characters at a time

Twitter meets Ulysses

By Melissa Bell  |  11:33 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Julian Assange auctions himself on eBay

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is auctioning himself off for $1,735 on Ebay.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:49 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Unclaimed money worth $14,876.55 handed over to rightful owner in West Virginia (Video)

A West Virginia woman received almost $15,000 of unclaimed money her mother had forgotten about.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:06 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 06/16/2011

‘Toddlers & Tiaras’: Things we wish were illegal

The fourth season of “Toddlers & Tiaras,” a show about pre-pubescent beauty pageants, premiered last night.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:58 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Al-Zawahiri heads al-Qaeda; Google wastes time; Greece protests turn violent

Morning news June 16, 2011.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:40 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Green Lantern’s ring, as seen by NASA (Photo)

NASA gets its comic-nerd on.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:25 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Lunar eclipse captured around the world [TIME LAPSE VIDEO]

The first total eclipse of the year happened Wednesday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:12 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 06/16/2011

Vancouver riots start after Boston wins Stanley Cup (Video)

Vancouver hockey fans set cars on fire and bust out storefronts after Boston Bruins take the Stanley Cup.

By Emily Ingram  |  08:59 AM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Lunar eclipse Google doodle shows event in real time

Google has a doodle that is showing the eclipse in real time, from cameras in South Africa, Dubai and the Canary Islands.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:55 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Tea party summer camp held in Florida

A tea party group in Florida will start a seminar in mid-July that promises to teach kids about the principles on which our nation was founded.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:34 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Wives’s sleep problems cause marital discord

When wives can’t fall asleep, the marriage can suffer, a new study finds, but a husband’s lack of sleep doesn’t have the same effect.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:23 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Father’s Day: Tell us your dad quote #stuffmydadsays

What’s the best line your dad uses?

By Andrea Caumont  |  01:08 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 06/15/2011

Cabbage Patch dolls headed for TV

Now, the Cabbage Patch kids are headed to TV in a new animated special.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:36 PM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 06/15/2011

Stephen Colbert tries out Tim Pawlenty’s ‘Google Test’

Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty said that he applied the “Google Test” when trying to fix the nation's economic problems. Colbert tries out that test.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:30 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 06/15/2011

Guadalupe violence: Two dead men left hanging from highway bridges

Two dead men were found hanging by their hands off highway bridges around the northern Mexico town of Guadalupe in less than 24 hours.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:53 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 06/15/2011

Lunar eclipse may cause moon to glow blood-red [LIVE VIDEO]

This year’s first total lunar eclipse, when all or part of the sun’s light is blocked from the moon, will take place Wednesday for 100 minutes.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:47 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 06/15/2011

Pakistani arrests; invisible planes; baby-eating lions

Morning news June 15, 2011

By Melissa Bell  |  09:40 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 06/15/2011

Bohemian Grove: Where the rich and powerful go to misbehave

Every July, the richest and most powerful men in the world come to a 2,700 acre campground in Monte Rio, Calif., for two weeks to escape the “frontier culture” of common men.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:25 AM ET, 06/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Flag Day: The simple holiday

Justin Bank doesn’t want much out of a holiday. Just a nice proclamation and maybe a raised flag.

By Justin Bank  |  05:54 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 06/14/2011

On Flag Day, Rep. Allen West in trouble for scuba diving with the flag

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) planted an American flag underwater on an artificial reef during a scubadiving trip over the weekend.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:28 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Bill Graber’s full interview: ‘I’m not gay, but I want gay people to be equal’

In two interviews Monday, Graber explained “A Gay Girl in Damascus,” why he started Lez Get Real and the Web site’s future.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:12 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Nouriel Roubini says ‘perfect storm’ may threaten global economy

Nouriel Roubini says there’s a “perfect storm” of threats brewing that could slam the global economy as soon as 2013.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:07 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Instagram nets 5 million users: Show us your best shots

iPhone app lets users get artsy with their photos.

By Katie Rogers  |  01:00 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Werner Herzog to record ‘Go the F*** to Sleep;’ viral hit just got 1,000 times better

The audiobook for ‘Go the F*** to Sleep’ just became a must-buy.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:12 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Clarence Clemons responsive, but partially paralyzed, after two brain surgeries

The E Street Band saxiphonist is responsive, but partially paralyzed after two brain surgeries.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:33 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Whole Foods Rap: getting real in the parking lot (video)

A rap song for the Prius-driving folk who love Whole Foods (with video)

By Melissa Bell  |  11:31 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Smallest dinosaur discovered — after two years of sitting in a fossil hunter’s drawer

An amateur fossil hunter found the smallest dinosaur and kept it in a drawer for two years.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:20 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Michele Bachmann debates; Bahrain poet imprisoned; Fake Navy SEALs

Morning news June 14, 2011.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:30 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 06/13/2011

‘Paula Brooks,’ editor of ‘Lez Get Real,’ also a man

A second man comes forward after pretending to be a lesbian woman online for three years.

By Elizabeth Flock and Melissa Bell  |  05:32 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 06/13/2011

The Pentagon Papers are released in full to the public

For the first time, the public can read the full document.

By T.J. Ortenzi  |  01:32 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 06/13/2011

Lunar eclipse, first of the year, to last 100 minutes [PHOTOS]

This year’s first total lunar eclipse will take place Wednesday, but astronomy fans across North America won’t be able to catch the rare celestial spectacle.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:17 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 06/13/2011

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers’ animated ‘Jubilation Day’

The funny man breaks out his banjo for his joyful screed against a cheatin’ ex gets a new music video in the style of JibJab cartoons gone country.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:09 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 06/13/2011

Britta Froelicher, wife of ‘A Gay Girl in Damascus,’ caught in her husband’s ‘hurricane’

‘I totally understand that people are angry. They have every right to be angry. They were misled.’

By Melissa Bell  |  01:06 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 06/13/2011

Dalai Lama bomb: Joke fails to impress Tibetan holy leader

An Australian journalist fails to make the Dalai Lama laugh with a pizza joke gone awry.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:37 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 06/13/2011

‘A Gay Girl in Damascus’ hoax: Friends, supporters, Syrian and LGBT community hurt and angry

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:09 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 06/13/2011

Giffords smiling; IMF hacked; Yemen militants linked to al-Qaeda

Morning news for June 13, 2011

By Melissa Bell  |  11:03 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:28 AM ET, 06/13/2011

Tom MacMaster, the man behind ‘A Gay Girl in Damascus:’ ‘I didn’t expect the story to get so big’

Tom MacMaster, a 40-year-old from Georgia, talks about why he assumed a fake persona on his “Gay Girl in Damascus” blog, how it grew larger than he expected and what he regrets.

By Elizabeth Flock and Melissa Bell  |  04:28 AM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:24 PM ET, 06/12/2011

Tom MacMaster fesses up: he’s ‘A Gay Girl in Damascus’

Amina Arraf, the Syrian lesbian blogger, turns out to be an American married man

By Melissa Bell  |  09:24 PM ET, 06/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 06/10/2011

Sarah Palin e-mails: A tanning bed, ‘troopergate’ and other details

Updates from the Sarah Palin e-mails

By Katie Rogers and Jessica Sabbah  |  04:58 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 06/10/2011

Iran woman uses rap to ‘rage against’ conservative regime [VIDEO]

Samira is a 23-year-old rapper in Iran who sings about feeling suppressed by the conservative cleric regime.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:26 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 06/10/2011

Two men convicted in killing of journalist Chauncey Bailey

Bailey was killed in 2007 while covering Your Black Muslim Bakery.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  03:25 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 06/10/2011

Mason Jar Music presents Abigail Washburn (special premiere)

An underground music show at an abandoned warehouse features an orchestral accompaniment to Abigail Washburn.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:21 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 06/10/2011

Family of Kirk Murphy says ‘sissy boy’ experiment led to his suicide

Murphy was enrolled in an experiment where he was physically punished for playing with “girls’ toys.”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:22 PM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 06/10/2011

Iceland crowdsources its next constitution

Iceland is crowdsourcing its new constitution to citizens through social media.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:08 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 06/10/2011

Sitting will kill you — do some exercises (Video)

A new video series teaches you how to stretch at work.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:32 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 06/10/2011

Sarah Palin e-mails; Internet as a human right; best Google Doodle song

The morning news for June 10, 2011.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:41 AM ET, 06/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 06/09/2011

‘Mad Libs’ ________ and ‘The Honeymooners’ ________ Leonard B. Stern dies

“Mad Libs”_________and “The Honeymooners”__________Leonard B. Stern dies.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:06 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Arizona wildfire rages (photos and video)

The Wallow fire has scorched more than 348,000 acres of land.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  03:03 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Gaddafi ordered mass rapes in Libya, ICC prosecutor says

Investigators say they have evidence that Gaddafi ordered mass rapes and bought containers of sex drugs to encourage troops to attack women

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:24 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Dalai Lama talks climate change, ‘peace of mind’ in Australia

The theme that underscored the Dalai Lama’s comments in Australia this week was finding peace of mind.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:17 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Trouble, Leona Helmsley’s millionaire dog, dies at age 12

The dog inherited $2 million from its billionaire owner.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:22 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 06/09/2011

Bonnaroo 2011 kicks off in rural Tennessee [VIDEO]

Bonnaroo music festival kicks off in rural Tennessee.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:15 PM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Ari Fleischer tweets that Obama is like Saudi king

Former White House press secretary says Obama is spending like a Saudi king to not be overthrown.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:21 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Indian painter M.F. Hussain dies at 95 [PHOTOS]

M.F. Hussain, India’s most sought-after painter, died Thursday at 95.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:09 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Slain journalist Mohammed ‘Mo’ Nabbous’s baby introduced to the world (video)

The wife of slain journalist Mo Nabbous introduces their child to the world.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:57 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 06/09/2011

M.F. Hussain dies; Periodic Table expands; Weasel wielded as weapon

Morning news on June 9, 2011.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:40 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Montreal police shooting deaths spark protest (video)

An innocent bystander was apparently killed by a stray police bullet Tuesday.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  10:31 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 06/09/2011

Play Les Paul's Google Doodle with these guitar chords

How to play the Google Doodle

By Melissa Bell  |  09:32 AM ET, 06/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Vegan Black Metal’s Easy Meal vs. Beautiful beet cake

Choose your flavor of extreme cooking shows

By Melissa Bell  |  06:09 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Show

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Education Department agents raids California home

A team with orders from the U.S. Department of Education reportedly roughed up a man Tuesday because of his estranged wife’s student loans. DoE says that’s not the case.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:40 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Casey Anthony and the media coverage of her appearance

Should Anthony’s appearance be a part of the coverage of her trial?

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  03:17 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Happy IPv6 Day! Don’t panic, the Web is not ending

The IP addresses are changing. Don’t panic.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:15 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 06/08/2011

‘A Gay Girl in Damascus’ called into question — real or not?

Questions arise over the identity of a missing Syrian blogger.

By Melissa Bell and Elizabeth Flock  |  03:08 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 06/08/2011

The Sims come to Facebook

Prepare to waste a lot more time on Facebook.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:59 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Huge solar flare explodes on camera

Solar flare captured on camera.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:58 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Show

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Spirit Airlines launches ‘Weiner sale’

Spirit Airlines has taken advantage of U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner’s (D., NY) Twitter crotch photo debacle by announcing a “Weiner Sale.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:17 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 06/08/2011

Greenpeace protests Barbie at Mattel headquarters

The environmental group claims Mattel’s toy packaging is destroying rainforests.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:11 PM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 06/08/2011

How the story of dismembered bodies at a Texas farmhouse fell apart

A report that dismembered bodies had been found at a Texas farmhouse turned out to be false.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:22 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 06/08/2011

Arizona wildfires; drug cartel tanks and a social tattoo

Morning news from June 8, 2011.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:15 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 06/08/2011

Anna Hazare starts new hunger strike on day after dancing controversy

A day after India was in uproar over a senior politician dancing at Gandhi’s memorial site, civil society activist Anna Hazare has begun a daylong fast there.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:07 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 06/08/2011

Jon Stewart apologizes for Anthony Weiner coverage, pays for it in blood

“The Daily Show” host apologizes for his lack of Weiner jokes.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:05 AM ET, 06/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Search for missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer goes viral

72,000 people and counting are in the virtual search for Lauren Spierer.

By Katie Rogers  |  06:00 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 06/07/2011

#Rapistsongs: The worst Twitter trending topic you’ll ever see?

Twitter users reaching out to support account to have topic removed

By Katie Rogers  |  03:07 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Hundreds protest Macedonian beating death

A day after a young Macedonian man was beaten to death in the city of Skopje’s main square, some 300 people have gathered to protest police brutality.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:21 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Flash mob teaches recycling lessons (Video)

A new style of flash mobs may be the change we need to the genre.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:16 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  What the Post

Posted at 12:11 PM ET, 06/07/2011

Rent-a-Grandma? She won’t tweet or text

An employment service that provides “grandmas” for child care has just expanded from Los Angeles to a national franchise program.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  12:11 PM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Paul Revere and Sarah Palin inspire poetry (Submit your poem)

The Paul Revere gaffe has BlogPost readers turning into poets.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:47 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Anthony Weiner’s confession: Jon Stewart, Jeff Jarvis, Eliot Spitzer weigh in

Jon Stewart, Jeff Jarvis, and Eliott Spitzer weigh in. Stewart declares the Weiner story “officially ... sad.”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  11:34 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 06/07/2011

‘Bobby Fischer Against the World’ premieres [VIDEO]

HBO documentary “Bobby Fischer Against the World” premieres tonight, promising to trace “the life of the troubled chess genius from brilliant beginning to shocking endgame.”

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:53 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 06/07/2011

iCloud overtakes computers; Plessy and Ferguson; E. coli confusion

Morning news on June 7, 2011.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:17 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 06/07/2011

Sarah Palin’s version of Paul Revere’s ride, as performed by Stephen Colbert (Video)

The “Colbert Report” host jumped on his coin-operated kiddie horse to vindicate Palin.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  08:52 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 06/07/2011

‘Gay girl in Damascus’ Syrian blogger allegedly kidnapped

A young Syrian-American teacher who has been blogging about the Middle East uprisings has been kidnapped, according to her family.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  08:45 AM ET, 06/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

NASA’s view from above (Video)

A tour of Earth from a space shuttle.

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

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Sexting teens need education, not jail, New York lawmakers say

A new law would provide an alternative to felony charges.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  03:11 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Katie Couric to ABC: The ‘worst kept secret’ is out

Disney/ABC signs Katie Couric to multi-platform deal.

By Katie Rogers  |  02:42 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 06/06/2011

‘SlutWalks’: Is a woman’s body the best way to get a feminist point across?

From the bloomers of the suffragettes to the revealing skirts of 2011, is a woman’s body still the best way to get a message across?

By Katie Rogers  |  02:12 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 06/06/2011

Paul Revere’s ride: How well do you know your revolutionary history? (Quiz)

After Sarah Palin told her version of Paul Revere’s ride, we wondered how many of us knew the true story.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:30 PM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Daily Catch

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 06/06/2011

D-Day: On 67th anniversary, Life.com presents color before-and-after photographs

Photographs of D-Day show what life was like before and after the attack that freed France.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:36 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 06/06/2011

Five American soldiers killed in Iraq: Iraq by the numbers

As the Jan. 1, 2012, deadline that requires American forces out of Iraq approaches, we break down the numbers in Iraq since the conflict began.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:51 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 06/06/2011

Shadow the puppy found alive four days after tornado swept him from his home (Video)

A heartwarming pet story for your Monday morning.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:41 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 06/06/2011

E3 and WWDC preview; Thessa’s birthday party and a truce in Yemen

Morning news on June 6, 2011

By Melissa Bell  |  09:34 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:18 AM ET, 06/06/2011

Saudi Arabian women banned from driving because of fatwa against gender ‘mixing’

The ban against women driving in Saudi Arabia dates back to a 1991 fatwa against gender ‘mixing’, according to a WikiLeaks cable.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:18 AM ET, 06/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Don Draper is nothing like Don Draper

Meet Donald L. Draper, a software developer from Georgia who shares the same name as the popular “Mad Men” character.

By Eric Athas  |  04:57 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Renegade bands, bad dads, and three more videos for the weekend

Four videos to cheer you through the weekend.

By Melissa Bell  |  04:49 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Show

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Yemen timeline: Looking back at Saleh’s rule

Yemen’s president, Ali Abdullah Saleh has been clinging to power in spite of the movement rising up against him.

By Sam Sanders  |  03:48 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Food Not Bombs group arrested for feeding homeless, violating Orlando ordinance

A spokesman for the group in Orlando said, “They basically carted them off to jail for feeding hungry people.”

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  03:25 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Tito Ortiz and Anthony Weiner may need Twitter lessons

Twitter lessons for men who want to send naked photographs of themselves.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:21 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 06/03/2011

Pablo Neruda: Possibly poisoned by Pinochet government?

Chile’s Communist Party asked for a formal investigation into the Nobel laureate’s death, suggesting that the poet was assassinated under orders from Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

By Melissa Bell  |  12:22 PM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 06/03/2011

‘I Don’t Wanna be a Crappy Housewife’ may be the next ‘Friday’ (Video)

Tonje Langeteig provides the video that you’ll be posting on your Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr today.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  11:44 AM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 06/03/2011

Operation Cupcake: MI6 replaces al-Qaeda bomb-making instructions with cupcake recipes

Hackers working for U.K. intelligence agency MI6 modified an online al-Qaeda magazine and replaced the bomb recipes inside with cake recipes.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:36 AM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 06/03/2011

World Environment Day: The unusual ways you can participate

Flash mobs, beards and more make for an interesting WED.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  11:08 AM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 06/03/2011

Area 51: Declassified photos, Google Maps, unravel some of the mystery

National Geographic has published declassified photos of Area 51

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:52 AM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 06/03/2011

Syria internet services shut down as protesters fill streets

All internet service in Syria has been cut as roughly 50,000 protesters filled the streets in a call for ‘Children’s Friday.’

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:58 AM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 06/03/2011

Yemen protesters attack presidential palace: President Ali Abdullah Saleh injured

Conflicting reports surround the health of Yemen President Saleh.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:50 AM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 06/03/2011

John Edwards, Dr. Death and the Libyan rape victim: Morning news

Morning news of note on June 3, 2011.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:32 AM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 06/03/2011

Coldplay angers fans by telling them to check out ‘Freedom for Palestine’ video

When Coldplay suggested fans check out a song called “Freedomg for Palestine,” they angered a large number of their pro-Israel fan base.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:22 AM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 06/03/2011

Stephen Colbert mocks Anthony Weiner, one illicit fruit at a time

The New York congressman has made it all too easy to be mocked.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:06 AM ET, 06/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:37 PM ET, 06/02/2011

Unabomber’s stuff is auctioned off

The Associated Press reports that bidders spent nearly $190,000 on Ted Kacyzinski’s sweatshirt, manifesto, typewriter and autobiography.

By Terri Rupar  |  10:37 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 06/02/2011

‘Britain’s Got Talent’ slammed by allegations that it’s ‘fixed’

Just as Britain’s Got Talent is about to wind up its successful fifth season, the show has been rocked by allegations that it is fixed,

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:19 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 06/02/2011

What food pyramid? A new look at the USDA’s MyPlate

Here’s a realistic look from USDA’s more realistic standards.

By Katie Rogers  |  04:00 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 06/02/2011

Spelling bee finals: Who will win the war of the words?

The finals in the spelling bee air tonight.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:25 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 06/02/2011

Marijuana legalization: Is the war on drugs working?

Is America’s war on drugs working? According to a high-profile group of policy makers, it’s actually destabilizing democracy.

By T.J. Ortenzi  |  01:28 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 06/02/2011

Joplin, Mo., officials say that all the missing are accounted for, 134 confirmed dead

Officials said Wednesday that all 232 people reported missing after the fatal May 22 tornado have been accounted for. The death toll now stands at 134.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  01:11 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 06/02/2011

YouTube reinstates video of a tortured 13-year-old boy for its ‘news value’

The move suggested that YouTube was joining the ranks of Google and Twitter in wholly embracing the freedom of speech.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:04 PM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 06/02/2011

100 Twitter apologies: Fahmi Fadzil’s punished for defamation one tweet at a time

A punishment for a Malaysian man accused of defamation is 100 Twitter apologies.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:42 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 06/02/2011

Bill Keller steps down as New York Times executive editor

Bill Keller steps aside from top job at the New York Times

By Melissa Bell  |  10:59 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 06/02/2011

College humor roasts Facebook, but picks on MySpace

When comedy Web site College Humor decided to roast Facebook, it couldn’t help itself from picking on the much easier target, too: MySpace.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:09 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 06/02/2011

Jon Stewart takes issue with Anthony Weiner’s lack of ‘certitude’ (Video)

The “Daily Show” host is not shying away from covering the controversy surrounding his friend.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:59 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 06/02/2011

Drug war ‘failed’; Shaq retired; Elephant cleans up

Morning news of note on June 2, 2011.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:26 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 06/02/2011

Woolly mammoth may have interbred with huge elephants

Researchers say they have found evidence that the woolly mammoth may have mated with a much larger elephant species.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:19 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 06/02/2011

Tornadoes in central and western Mass. kill at least 4 (Photos and video)

At least two tornadoes struck the state Wednesday afternoon.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:12 AM ET, 06/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 06/01/2011

‘Thumbs up for rock-and-roll!’

A boy gives the best motivational speech ever.

By Melissa Bell  |  05:28 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Krav maga: Self-defense, Israeli military style

The latest activity to fill gyms is more self-defense than workout, more psychological than physical.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  04:42 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Brazil approves Belo Monte dam, despite fierce opposition

Chief Raoni of the Kayapo people, who has fought the dam’s construction, openly wept at the news.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  03:27 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Yelp reviews $8 billion fake Abortionplex in Kansas

A Yelp review of an Abortionplex in Kansas came out of an Onion article that went viral.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  02:08 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 06/01/2011

Joplin High School becomes ‘Hope’ High (LOOK)

As Joplin, Mo., slowly rebuilds itself, someone with a roll of duct tape saw a broken high school sign and decided to send a message out to the town.

By Melissa Bell  |  01:18 PM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Bahrain diplomat brought home because of threats, ethnic slurs

The United States brought home its human rights officer from Bahrain Thursday after he faced a two-month-long campaign of ethnic slurs and veiled threats.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:59 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Reclined seat causes pandemonium in air: What’s your airline peeve? (#inflightgripes)

Aggressive seat recliners, drooling sleepers, chatty strangers ... at least the soda’s free.

By Katie Rogers  |  11:43 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Marilyn Monroe remembered on her 85th birthday

The famed and tortured actress Marilyn Monroe remembered on her birthday.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:21 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Show

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Foreign accent syndrome; what scares Google’s Eric Schmidt; and more morning news

Morning news of note, including foreign accent syndrome and what scares Google’s Eric Schmidt

By Melissa Bell  |  11:06 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Andrej Pejic, male model, named 98th sexiest woman; FHM says ‘pass the sick bucket’

Androgynous male model Andrej Pejic was voted to 98th place on men’s lifestyle magazine FHM's list of the world's sexiest women, but FHM isn’t pleased.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:47 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Anthony Weiner defended by Jon Stewart (Video)

“The Daily Show” host has his doubts that it’s Weiner in the photo.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  10:37 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Melaleuca trees invade Everglades, beetles come to the rescue

Beetles are being used to gobble up invasive plants, like the melaleuca, that harm the Everglades.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:44 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Leonard Cohen wins Spanish prize for literary work

The Canadian singer wins a prize for his poetry.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:39 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Picture Shows

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Solar eclipse at midnight tonight [PHOTOS]

Stargazers in parts of the Northern Hemisphere will catch a rare eclipse of a midnight sun tonight.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:30 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 06/01/2011

Endeavour lands for the final time (Video)

The space shuttle landed early Wednesday morning at the Kennedy Space Center.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  08:37 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:55 AM ET, 06/01/2011

E. coli outbreak not from cucumbers: E. coli explained

A outbreak of E. coli in Germany has claimed the lives of 16, sickened 1,500, and scared thousands.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  07:55 AM ET, 06/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Anthony Weiner, college student at center of latest Tweet controversy

The representative has been and continues to be a regular Twitter user.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  04:52 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Urban Outfitters strikes back against copycat allegations

After an independent jewelry designer accused Urban Outfitters of stealing her idea, the company issues a statement denying any wrong-doing.

By Melissa Bell  |  03:01 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 05/31/2011

World Health Organization: Cellphones are possibly carcinogenic to humans

After years of debate, the World Health Organization is contending cellphones may be hazardous to your health

By Melissa Bell  |  01:49 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Saudi Arabian woman driver freed after ‘quitting’ campaign

A Saudi Arabian woman who was jailed for driving a car has been released after nine days for allegedly quitting her campaign to get women to drive.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:43 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 05/31/2011

Tupac Shakur hacker of PBS moves on to attacking Sony

The group said Tuesday it is hacking Sony Web sites — again.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  12:54 PM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 05/31/2011

Germany scraps nuclear power; U.S., other countries don’t slow down

Germany, the “unlikely green radical,” has agreed to gradually shut down all of its nuclear power plants by 2022.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  11:47 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 05/31/2011

Syed Saleem Shahzad, journalist, found dead

Journalist killed in Pakistan after reporting on connection between Pakistani navy and al-Qaeda

By Melissa Bell  |  11:33 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 05/31/2011

Mexican kindergarten teacher soothes class with a song as gun battle rages outside (Video)

As drug violence continues to plague Mexico, one kindergarten teacher garnered praise for a literal display of grace under fire.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:52 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 05/31/2011

Ku Klux Klan protests Westboro Baptist Church (Video)

Two controversial groups collided at Arlington National Cemetery Monday.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:39 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 05/31/2011

Titanic launched 100 years ago today

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:37 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 05/31/2011

PBS hack; Weinergate; Syria revolutions: News to know

Morning news of note.

By Melissa Bell  |  09:29 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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