CNN

Family: Meatloaf dinner killed pare...

Family: Meatloaf dinner killed parents

The children of an elderly West Virginia couple who passed away months apart in late 2012 and early 2013 are blaming their deaths on a restaurant chain's meatloaf.
Why Castro asked FDR for $10

Why Castro asked FDR for $10

President Barack Obama jolted the long, tumultuous relationship between the United States and Cuba with his decision to normalize relations with a country that has fascinated and vexed Americans since the days of Theodore Roosevelt.
Photos: Everyday life in Cuba

Photos: Everyday life in Cuba

5-year-old sees mom fall, then ...

5-year-old sees mom fall, then ...

A 5-year-old boy called 911 after he saw his mom fall off the couch and have a seizure. KTVZ reports.
Colbert signs off

Colbert signs off

For his final episode of "The Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert signed off with a star-filled sing-a-long.
Woman dies, wants dog to die, too

Woman dies, wants dog to die, too

Connie Lay made an unusual request in her will before she died last month in Aurora, Indiana: She asked that her German shepherd, Bela, be euthanized and buried with her.

FoxNews

Sony: We didn't back down, theater ...

Sony: We didn't back down, theater owners declined to show film

ISIS TERROR HORROR Churches used t...

ISIS TERROR HORROR Churches used to torture Christians, reports say

STABBING ARREST Australian mom arr...

STABBING ARREST Australian mom arrested in deaths of 8 kids

TASTY TRAP Tainted caramel apples ...

TASTY TRAP Tainted caramel apples cause several deaths

PIPELINE PUSHBACK Obama: Keystone w...

PIPELINE PUSHBACK Obama: Keystone would benefit Canada over US

Army reverses forced retirement pol...

Army reverses forced retirement policy after lawmakers say it hurt officers

MSNBC

North Korea says did not hack Sony,...

North Korea says did not hack Sony, wants joint probe with U.S.

St. Louis County Prosecutor Says Ac...

St. Louis County Prosecutor Says Actions on Ferguson Were Correct

CIA interrogators didn't just break...

CIA interrogators didn't just break detainees' bodies ? they also attacked their souls

10 Things to See: Top photos this w...

10 Things to See: Top photos this week

U-Va. board leader denounces ?drive...

U-Va. board leader denounces ?drive-by journalism?

Sony on shelving 'The Interview': '...

Sony on shelving 'The Interview': 'We had no choice'

Washington Post

Airstrikes targeting Pakistan Talib...

Airstrikes targeting Pakistan Taliban continue in response to school massacre

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan ? More Pakistan Taliban fighters and commanders were killed on Saturday as government forces continued to pound terrorist strongholds and local officials reported another U.S. drone strike targeting Islamist militants.Read full article >>
?The Colbert Report? finale recap: ...

?The Colbert Report? finale recap: Ending with a song, celebrity cameos and Alex Trebek

Instead of Stephen Colbert killing off his ultra-conservative pundit alter-ego on the final episode of ?The Colbert Report? (as many assumed), he went with something different: Immortality.It?s true: In the end, Colbert?s famous character, champion of America and truthiness, will live forever. Although at first, it didn?t seem like we would get such a definitive ending to the long-running Comedy Central show. ?I am an emotionless, igneous news rock,? Stephen Colbert informed the audience at the beginning. Technically, he said it at the very end of ?The Daily Show,? when Jon Stewart briefly cut to Colbert?s set to see how his real-life pal was holding up on his last night on Comedy Central.Read full article >>
Education Department releases frame...

Education Department releases framework for rating U.S. colleges and universities

By the start of next school year, the federal government plans to rate colleges on access, affordability and student outcomes ? possibly relying on graduates? employment and earnings data.Schools could be rated as high performers, low performers, or ?in the middle,? according to a ?draft framework? of the ratings plan that the Obama administration is releasing Friday. The document, essentially a status report on an initiative President Obama announced in August 2013, leaves many questions unanswered. But it makes clear that the Education Department still intends to assume a new role as an arbiter of the performance of thousands of colleges and universities.Read full article >>
Obama criticizes Sony?s decision to...

Obama criticizes Sony?s decision to pull ?The Interview?

President Obama on Friday chastised Sony Pictures for shelving a satirical movie following a North Korean cyberattack and vowed that the United States would take retaliatory action against the hermit nation.Read full article >>
Battle with the Islamic State for t...

Battle with the Islamic State for the minds of young Muslims

BERLIN ? After the latest of his sermons denouncing the Islamic State, Mohamed Taha Sabri stepped down from an ornate platform at the House of Peace mosque. The 48-year-old chief preacher then moved to greet his congregation, steeling himself for the fallout. Read full article >>
In Paul-Rubio feud over Cuba, a pre...

In Paul-Rubio feud over Cuba, a preview of GOP?s 2016 foreign policy debate

Two of the Republican Party?s top White House hopefuls clashed sharply Friday over President Obama?s new Cuba policy, evidence of a growing GOP rift over foreign affairs that could shape the party?s 2016 presidential primaries.Read full article >>

Reuters

North Korea says did not hack Sony,...

North Korea says did not hack Sony, wants joint probe with U.S.

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander" and that it was wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States.
Three air-bag accidents at Boeing p...

Three air-bag accidents at Boeing plant lead to extra safety measures

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Workers at planemaker Boeing's Everett plant near Seattle are following extra safety measures after three air bag-related accidents, including the death of a technician last month, the company said on Friday.
Wall Street up for third day, led b...

Wall Street up for third day, led by energy shares

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks extended gains for a third session on Friday, giving the S&P 500 its best weekly performance in nearly two months as energy shares continued to rebound.
Oil, stocks go their separate ways

Oil, stocks go their separate ways

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors have wrung their hands over the last several weeks over the effect of lower oil prices on the broader S&P 500, but the relationship between the two is actually starting to break down.
Obama vows U.S. response to North K...

Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyber attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he described as a foreign dictator imposing censorship in America.
Boeing on target for 787 deliveries...

Boeing on target for 787 deliveries, though costs are a concern

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Boeing Co has more than enough 787 Dreamliners in the production pipeline to meet its year-end delivery target of 110 aircraft, despite concerns a shortage of seats could cause the world's biggest aircraft maker to miss its target, according to industry experts and a Reuters review of its factory.

ABC

Exclusive: Video Reveals What Happe...

Exclusive: Video Reveals What Happened After Ray Rice Punch

Turns out there???s even more surveillance video Ray Rice doesn???t want you to see.
Christmas 1914: The Day Even WWI Sh...

Christmas 1914: The Day Even WWI Showed Humanity

Sounds of a German Christmas carol drifted across the frigid air.
We Decided to Follow a 'Free Vacati...

We Decided to Follow a 'Free Vacation' Mail Offer

When ???Nightline??? was contacted by a company promising two free airline tickets and a free hotel stay, we set out on a mission to track the anatomy of a "free vacation"
N. Korea Proposes Joint Probe Over ...

N. Korea Proposes Joint Probe Over Sony Hacking

US officials blame North Korea for hack.
Russia Dismisses New US Sanctions a...

Russia Dismisses New US Sanctions as Useless

Russia dismisses new US sanctions as useless, declares historic rights to Crimea
Bombings Kill 10 in Iraq

Bombings Kill 10 in Iraq

Iraqi officials: Bombings kill 10 people on Baghdad outskirts

BBC

N Korea seeks joint Sony hack probe

N Korea seeks joint Sony hack probe

North Korea urges a joint inquiry with the US into a cyber-attack on Sony that led to the studio cancelling the release of the film The Interview.
Xi defends 'one-China' idea in Maca...

Xi defends 'one-China' idea in Macau

Chinese leader Xi Jinping visits Macau for the 15th anniversary of the territory's return to Chinese rule, reaffirming it is part of "one China".
Antarctic science archive unlocked

Antarctic science archive unlocked

Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Cairns children's mother arrested

Cairns children's mother arrested

Police arrest the mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a home in Cairns, Australia.
Obama orders ban on Crimea trade

Obama orders ban on Crimea trade

President Barack Obama orders a trade ban with Crimea, to show the US "will not accept Russia's occupation" of the Ukrainian region.
Pakistan forces 'kill five Taliban'

Pakistan forces 'kill five Taliban'

Pakistan army kills five militants in northwest as security is tightened against possible Taliban reprisals for prisoner executions, officials say.

New York Times

Cavaliers Mix It Up and Edge Nets

Cavaliers Mix It Up and Edge Nets

David Blatt, Cleveland?s coach, shook up his starting lineup by adding Mike Miller, and Miller promptly scored 21 points in a victory over the undermanned Nets.
Border Patrol Apprehensions Show a ...

Border Patrol Apprehensions Show a Shift in Migration Patterns

For the first time in at least two decades, fewer migrants from Mexico were caught crossing into the United States in 2014 than people from other countries, the Department of Homeland Security said.
Judge in Maryland Locks Up Youths a...

Judge in Maryland Locks Up Youths and Rules Their Lives

Juvenile court judges are given wide discretion to decide what is in a young offender?s best interest. Many, like Judge Herman C. Dawson, turn to incarceration.
News Analysis: Pakistan?s Old Curse

News Analysis: Pakistan?s Old Curse

There is little doubt that the Peshawar massacre has galvanized Pakistani society. The question is whether it can become a real turning point for a society plagued by violent divisions, culture wars and the strategic prerogatives of a powerful military.
Critic?s Notebook: The Disconnect o...

Critic?s Notebook: The Disconnect of ?The Interview?

In one critic?s view, ?The Interview? is less about Kim Jong-un than it is a typical American bromance, a timidity that makes North Korea?s response all the more surprising.
Panel to Advise Against Penalty for...

Panel to Advise Against Penalty for C.I.A.?s Computer Search

A panel investigating the agency?s search of a computer network used by staff members of the Senate Intelligence Committee who were looking into the C.I.A.'s use of torture will recommend against punishing anyone, officials said.

WallStreet Journal

Staples: Data Breach Exposes Millio...

Staples: Data Breach Exposes Million Cards

Staples said criminals stole personal information from as many as 1.16 million payment cards during the back-to-school shopping season from stores across the country.
Google Seeks Partners for Self-Driv...

Google Seeks Partners for Self-Driving Car

The head of Google?s autonomous-vehicle project said the company is looking for auto industry partners to bring its vision of a self-driving car to market within the next five years.
Two Fed Dissenters Air Opposing Vie...

Two Fed Dissenters Air Opposing Views

The presidents of the Minneapolis and Philadelphia regional Fed banks both dissented for different reasons at the central bank?s policy meeting Wednesday and on Friday elaborated on their dovish and hawkish rationale.
Bailouts Approach Final Reckoning

Bailouts Approach Final Reckoning

The U.S. government closed a chapter in financial-crisis history when it sold its remaining shares of Ally Financial and shuttered its auto-bailout program, ending the last major pieces of a $426 billion rescue package.
Why the Oil Rout Has Spread

Why the Oil Rout Has Spread

This month?s big fall in the price of oil should be good news for much of the world?s economy. But so far markets have been telling a different story.
Whistleblowers Score Big Payday

Whistleblowers Score Big Payday

Four whistleblowers will collect a total of more than $170 million for helping investigators get a record $16.65 billion penalty against Bank of America, among the biggest such payouts to tipsters in history.

Wired News

Dystopian Fiction?s Popularity Is a...

Dystopian Fiction?s Popularity Is a Warning Sign for the Future

Dystopian Fiction’s Popularity Is a Warning Sign for the Future

In the latest episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, writer Naomi Klein discusses dystopian fiction and her new capitalism-vs.-the-climate nonfiction book This Changes Everything.

The post Dystopian Fiction’s Popularity Is a Warning Sign for the Future appeared first on WIRED.

While You Were Offline: 30,000 Peop...

While You Were Offline: 30,000 People Buy Bull Poop, George R.R. Martin Freaks Out Over The Interview

While You Were Offline: 30,000 People Buy Bull Poop, George R.R. Martin Freaks Out Over The Interview

From the reactions to Sony pulling The Interview to the end of the beloved Serial, a lot happened on the Internet last week. Catch up here.

The post While You Were Offline: 30,000 People Buy Bull Poop, George R.R. Martin Freaks Out Over The Interview appeared first on WIRED.

Every Serial-Related Google Image S...

Every Serial-Related Google Image Search You?ve Been Afraid to Do

Every Serial-Related Google Image Search You’ve Been Afraid to Do

Finished the Serial podcast and want to know what all those people and places looked like without just using your imagination? Here's every Google image search you were scared to do until it was over.

The post Every Serial-Related Google Image Search You’ve Been Afraid to Do appeared first on WIRED.

Google and Hollywood Return to Bick...

Google and Hollywood Return to Bickering Over SOPA

Google and Hollywood Return to Bickering Over SOPA

On Friday, Google filed a lawsuit in federal court against Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.

The post Google and Hollywood Return to Bickering Over SOPA appeared first on WIRED.

Predictions for 2015: Power to the ...

Predictions for 2015: Power to the People

Predictions for 2015: Power to the People

When asked to predict the future, it?s hard to forget that the totally automated future that expo organizers and Sci-Fi prognosticators prepared us for has not come to pass. We are all still waiting for our flying cars ? not to mention the end of email spam. In fact, we?ve recently come to realize that without […]

The post Predictions for 2015: Power to the People appeared first on WIRED.

Apple Isn?t the Only One to Blame f...

Apple Isn?t the Only One to Blame for Smartphone Labor Abuses

Apple Isn’t the Only One to Blame for Smartphone Labor Abuses

Apple is not the only company that benefits from a system where cost-saving efficiencies come with a human toll.

The post Apple Isn’t the Only One to Blame for Smartphone Labor Abuses appeared first on WIRED.

Sports ESPN

It's official: Celtics ship Rondo t...

It's official: Celtics ship Rondo to Mavericks

The Boston Celtics have traded Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks, the teams announced Thursday night.
Blazers send Spurs to 2nd straight ...

Blazers send Spurs to 2nd straight 3OT loss

Damian Lillard had a career-high 43 points, including 16 after regulation, and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the San Antonio Spurs their second straight defeat in triple overtime, rallying for a 129-119 victory Friday night.
NFL or Michigan? Harbaugh said to b...

NFL or Michigan? Harbaugh said to be torn

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh's family and friends have been encouraging him to take the University of Michigan head-coaching job, but he is torn because his heart is in the NFL.
Thunder squeak past ice-cold Kobe, ...

Thunder squeak past ice-cold Kobe, Lakers

Russell Westbrook scored 31 points and hit a key jumper with 38 seconds left, and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame the absence of NBA MVP Kevin Durant for a 104-103 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
Rondo 'dying to get another ring' w...

Rondo 'dying to get another ring' with Mavs

The opportunity to play for a contender again has Rajon Rondo feeling revitalized after leaving a rebuilding franchise in the Boston Celtics.
Sources: Rondo gives Mavs edge with...

Sources: Rondo gives Mavs edge with O'Neal

The acquisition of Rajon Rondo has given the Dallas Mavericks an undeniable edge in the race to lure veteran big man Jermaine O'Neal back to the NBA, according to league sources.

Yahoo Movies

Assange slams WikiLeaks film in let...

Assange slams WikiLeaks film in letter to actor Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch attends a news conference for "The Fifth Estate" at the Toronto International Film FestivalLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange penned an open letter to British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays Assange in an upcoming film, praising the actor's talents but slamming his involvement with the film and turning down the actor's invitation to meet in person. Assange, who is currently holed up at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, wrote a letter to Cumberbatch dated January 15, 2013, that was published on Wednesday on the anti-secrecy website ahead of the October 18 theatrical release of Walt Disney Co's DreamWorks film "The Fifth Estate. ...

'Captain Phillips' star Abdi finds ...

'Captain Phillips' star Abdi finds a risk worth taking in debut

Somali actor Barkhad Abdi poses for a portrait during a media publicity event for the film "Captain Phillips" in Los Angeles in this file photoBy Eric Kelsey BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Barkhad Abdi, a tall wisp of a man with a narrow face and a wide grin, sat on the sofa in his hotel suite with one eye on the television and another on a view of the Hollywood Hills. The 28-year-old Somali-American, who had worked the past year at his brother's mobile phone store in Minneapolis, could hardly have called himself an actor when he began production in British director Paul Greengrass' thriller "Captain Phillips. ...

France bows to stage director Patri...

France bows to stage director Patrice Chereau, dead at 68

French director Patrice Chereau attends a photocall in Venice.By Tom Heneghan PARIS (Reuters) - The French theatre, opera and film director Patrice Chereau, who mounted one of the most famous productions of Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle in Bayreuth in the 1970s, has died at the age of 68. Chereau, who was preparing a production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" when he succumbed to lung cancer, was a restless innovator who began directing at high school in Paris and never looked back. ...

Scarlett Johansson again named 'sex...

Scarlett Johansson again named 'sexiest woman alive' by Esquire

Johansson poses at the premiere of the movie "Iron Man 2" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood(Reuters) - American actress Scarlett Johansson has been named the sexiest woman alive for the second time by Esquire, the men's lifestyle magazine said on Monday. "The Avengers" star was named sexiest woman in 2006 and is the only woman to have been given the title twice by the publication. The annual recipient of the title is chosen by Esquire editors. Husky-voiced Johansson, who rose to prominence as a teenager in the 2001 cult film "Ghost World," stars in three films this fall. ...

Britain's 'kitchen sink' cinema fin...

Britain's 'kitchen sink' cinema finds dark new twist

By Patrick Graham LONDON (Reuters) - British director Paul Wright's new film "For Those in Peril" pans across a dour Scottish coastal town where madness, tragedy and a feared sea monster lurk close beneath the surface. It's a dark tale, typical of a new generation of filmmakers like this year's Oscar hopeful Steve McQueen, who are taking Britain's tradition of gritty "kitchen sink" cinema in a stark and sometimes strange direction. ...
Lebanon bans two films in setback f...

Lebanon bans two films in setback for tolerant image

By Stephen Kalin BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon has banned the screening of a film about homosexuality and another on short-term "pleasure marriages" practiced in some Muslim communities, in a blow to its reputation as a bastion of tolerance in a deeply conservative region. The films, which had been due to be shown at the Beirut International Film Festival that opened last week, were blocked by a government censorship committee, festival organizers said. ...

Editorial New York Times

Op-Ed Columnist: The Cuomo Cop-Out

Op-Ed Columnist: The Cuomo Cop-Out

By banning fracking and pushing casinos, the governor has gotten it backward.
Editorial: The Embattled Dream of P...

Editorial: The Embattled Dream of Palestine

A one-state solution? A two-state solution? Any solution?
Editorial: A Sucker?s Game for New ...

Editorial: A Sucker?s Game for New York

Instead of three new casinos and two huge new slot parlors, how about some plans for responsible growth?
Editorial: Next Steps on Brutality ...

Editorial: Next Steps on Brutality at Rikers Island

By suing New York City, federal prosecutors are pushing for faster progress in reforms to end the jail?s culture of violence.
Op-Ed Contributor: Why We Need the ...

Op-Ed Contributor: Why We Need the Winter Solstice

Night was once the only thing that put the human agenda on hold.
Letter: Hollywood and ?News?

Letter: Hollywood and ?News?

Ralph Begleiter of the University of Delaware responds to an Op-Ed article by Aaron Sorkin.

Editorial MSNBC

Slideshow: The Week in Political Ca...

Slideshow: The Week in Political Cartoons

NBCNews.com's political cartoonists take a look back at the past week.NBCNews.com's political cartoonists take a look back at the past week.

Clicked: One day at a time

Clicked: One day at a time

This blog is not dead.This blog is not dead.

Watch a 'ring of fire' solar eclips...

Watch a 'ring of fire' solar eclipse online

Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: If you can't make it to the South Pacific's eclipse zone to watch the sun turn into a "ring of fire" on Thursday, you can still see the spectacle online. Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: If you can't make it to the South Pacific's eclipse zone to watch the sun turn into a "ring of fire" on Thursday, you can still see the spectacle online.

Daily Nightly: Read the latest entr...

Daily Nightly: Read the latest entries

ZeitGeist: Terrible Father?s Day gi...

ZeitGeist: Terrible Father?s Day gift ideas

From ?The Daddle? to ?The Freedom Flask?, Willie Geist offers some really bad ideas for dad this year.From ?The Daddle? to ?The Freedom Flask?, Willie Geist offers some really bad ideas for dad this year.

First Read: The day in politics

First Read: The day in politics

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Canadian driver jailed for deaths c...

Canadian driver jailed for deaths caused by stopping for ducks

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A Canadian woman was sentenced to 90 days in jail on Thursday for causing two deaths in 2010 when she stopped her car on a Quebec highway to help a group of ducklings crossing the road.
Canadian picks stranger with ex-gir...

Canadian picks stranger with ex-girlfriend's name for world trip

TORONTO (Reuters) - A Canadian man will travel the world with Elizabeth Gallagher. Just not the same Elizabeth Gallagher he used to date.
NY City council votes to ban sale o...

NY City council votes to ban sale of bunnies by pet shops

NEW YORK (Reuters) - What do bunny rabbits have in common with hyenas, wolverines and polar bears? The adorable little creatures are about to join a menagerie of wildlife prohibited for sale by New York City pet shops.
Tennessee police looking for Christ...

Tennessee police looking for Christmas tree thief

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - Police in suburban Nashville are looking for a Scrooge who sawed off a live Christmas tree loaded with decorations in a suspected holiday season theft.
Over 20,000 bras recalled in Japan ...

Over 20,000 bras recalled in Japan due to injury fears

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese lingerie maker is recalling more than 20,000 brassieres after complaints that underwires suddenly poked out, sometimes while women were wearing them.
Alabama police find heroin in toddl...

Alabama police find heroin in toddler's diaper, arrest father

(Reuters) - Police in Alabama arrested a man after finding 14 grams of heroin hidden in his 2-year-old daughter's diaper, a discovery aided by a tip from the girl's 5-year-old sister, authorities said on Tuesday.
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