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Oprah at the Golden Globes: Is she running for president? She should!

Oprah Winfrey for president was something of a running theme throughout the Golden Globes on Sunday, beginning with Seth Meyers' opening monologue. He jokingly forbade Winfrey from considering the presidency.<p>But the trend picked up steam as the night unfolded, particularly after Winfrey's …

Golden Globes

Scoop: Trump’s “The Wall” moment

President Trump plans to visit the concrete-and-steel prototypes of his beloved border wall in San Diego after his State of the Union address on Jan. …

Jonathan Swan

Parody cryptocurrency just broke $2 billion for its market cap

A cryptocurrency that was created as a parody and named after an internet meme now has a market value of more than $2 billion.<p>Dogecoin crossed the $2 billion barrier on Sunday, around two weeks after it first touched the $1 billion level on Christmas day. The digital currency traded as high as …

3 injured in ‘routine’ Trump Tower fire, New York officials say

Donald Trump

US disaster costs shatter records in 2017, the third-warmest year on record

Major hurricanes and wildfires fueled a record year for costs related to natural disasters in the United States, according to a new report from the …

This mall in Sweden sells only recycled stuff

Shopping takes on a whole new meaning at the ReTuna mall in Eskilstuna, Sweden. (Photo: Courtesy ReTuna Press Room)<p>You've probably heard about how …

Eco Friendly and Affordable: It’s Happening - Green Homes

As Americans generate 230 million tons of trash per year, as 8 million tons of plastic winds up in the ocean every year, and as 600,000 tons of …

It’s raining iguanas in Florida

<b>Iguanas are falling out of trees in Florida because of the cold; here’s what to do if you find one.</b><p>As this edge of the country is in the frigid icy …

Apple says all iOS devices, Macs affected by processor flaws

But it also says "there are no known exploits impacting customers at this time" and it's got fixes in store.<p>Those major chip security flaws, detailed Wednesday, impact all Macs and iOS devices. But Apple said downloading its latest software updates fixes one of the vulnerabilities.<p>Apple on Thursday …

Why people are (mostly) joking about eating Tide Pods

You shouldn’t eat Tide Pods, despite the memes. But it’s not weird to want to.<p>Planet Earth is brimming with millions of different objects. But in this young year, there is perhaps no single item that has moved the dangerous desires of the human spirit as much as the brightly hued laundry detergent …

The ‘Distracted Boyfriend’ meme gets a biblical makeover

The “Distracted Boyfriend” meme started life as a bit of stock photography. In the photo, we see a guy ogling an attractive woman while his …

Memes