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Sia Apologizes for Controversial ‘Elastic Heart’ Video With Shia LaBeouf

Sia‘s latest video, “Elastic Heart,” depicts an interpretive-dance cage match between 28-year-old Shia LaBeouf and 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler – best …

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

Teen's forced chemo may continue, Connecticut court rules

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state may continue to force a teenager to undergo chemotherapy treatments that could save her life.<p>The court said that attorneys for the girl -- who is 17 and therefore still a minor -- failed to prove that she is mature enough to make …

Dad accused of tossing girl off bridge called lawyer 'God'

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Just 12 hours before police said John Jonchuck threw his 5-year-old daughter off a bridge — perhaps while she was still …

Trial by Ebola

When Ebola reached America, arriving in Dallas on September 20, the city had no real plan to handle the outbreak. Nor, it appeared, did the federal government. As epidemiologist Wendy Chung, county judge Clay Jenkins, and other local officials quickly realized, they were largely on their own. Bryan …

Obama proposes plan to make community college free for everyone

President<p>Obamarolled out a new plan Thursday to make two years of community college free, or nearly so, for millions of students across the country, a major investment that theWhite Housecast as changing the face of higher education.<p>The program, inspired by new initiatives in Tennessee and Chicago, …

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Hey Kids, Look At All The Nasty Stuff Found in Molly

<i>Cookin’ with Molly</i>, as you might have guessed, is not your run-of-the-mill food show. Instead, it’s a PSA from Toronto Crime Stoppers warning against …

Southern states argue for same-sex marriage bans in federal court

Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas took their stands against same-sex marriage Friday before a federal appellate court with a legacy of pushing Deep South conservatives out of their comfort zones on civil rights.<p>Lawyers for gays and lesbians urged the judges to summon the courage of their …

Professional Cuddlers Embrace More Clients

The Snuggling Industry Takes Off, but Clothes Stay On; Spooning or Tickling Sessions for a Fee<p>Kimberly Kilbride is a professional cuddler.<p>For $80 an hour, or up to $400 for an overnight gig, the 33-year-old mother of three dons flannel pajama bottoms, puts away her family pictures and two pit bull …

While many condemn the Paris violence, some support it

Although the attack in Paris on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has been widely condemned online, some people have praised the violence.<p>The top 10 trending hashtags in English and French on Friday included "CharlieHebdo, #ParisShooting and #JeSuisCharlie.<p>But hashtags in Arabic supporting the …

France sieges: hostages hid in refrigerators and cardboard boxes

From the father who hid his toddler inside a supermarket refrigerator to the employee who texted tactical information to police from beneath a sink, authorities praised the quick instincts of survivors in the sieges that gripped France on Friday.<p>At the printing business north-east of Paris one …

Suicide bombing by '10-year-old girl in Nigeria kills at least 10'

A girl, thought to be 10 years old, blows herself up in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri<p>At least 10 people were killed when a young girl, thought to be aged 10, blew herself up at a crowded market in the northeast <b>Nigerian</b> city of Maiduguri, the Red Cross and vigilantes said.<p>The powerful …

Disneyland measles outbreak grows, sparks concern

As the Disneyland measles outbreak grows, officials say it's part of a larger battle against the disease.<p>Measles has become a growing concern among California health officials. Before the December cases, 2014 was already the worst year for measles cases in California in nearly two decades.<p>The rise …

AirAsia flight QZ8501 rescue teams recover more bodies from Java Sea

After nearly a week of searching for the victims of AirAsia flight QZ8501, rescue teams battling monsoon rains had their most successful day yet on Friday, more than tripling the number of bodies pulled from the Java Sea, some still strapped to their seats.<p>Of the 30 bodies recovered so far, 21 were …

New Year’s Eve stampede leaves shock and confusion in Shanghai

Witnesses give conflicting views on cause of chaos after at least 36 people are crushed to death<p>Little Huang could not imagine a better place to bring in 2015 than Shanghai’s Bund riverfront, where he could stand amid restored 1920s art-deco buildings and watch an elaborate laser-light show …

Islands in the Stream: The 10 Biggest Holdouts in Digital Music

Taylor Swift hates Spotify. Prince hates YouTube. Garth Brooks hates everybody (except himself and Walmart). It’s hard to keep all the on-demand …

Vizio mocks and destroys the curved TV trend in this new 'infomercial'

A lighthearted but brutal takedown of curved displays<p>Vizio's got Samsung in its sights. A new ad released today by the US-based TV manufacturer is lighthearted in tone, but it's also a brutal takedown of the curved TV concept that Samsung, LG, and others have been pitching to consumers over the …

Check out This Man's Badass Beard Sculptures

His motto: "Growing a beard is like growing a baby on your face."<p><b>While on the surface</b>, 30-year-old Isaiah Webb might look like a <i>Portlandia</i> extra, the San Francisco-based Sony employee is in fact the superhero "Incredibeard"—a remarkable man who can shape his facial fuzz into veritable works of art, …

FDA Plans To Lift Lifetime Ban On Gay Men Donating Blood

Well, kind of… the proposed rule change still has some stipulations<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to lift its long-held ban on men who have had sex with men from donating blood, the agency announced today. However, the FDA still wants men to pledge they haven't had sex with another man …

Google and Microsoft step in to oppose Marriott Hotels' Wi-Fi-blocking petition

A petition to grant hoteliers the right to block personal Wi-Fi on their premises is being met with staunch opposition from the biggest technology companies. Google and Microsoft are among those who have filed objections, noting the illegality of any devices capable of interfering with radio …

Canadian man who dismembered lover, mailed body parts to political parties gets life sentence

A Canadian man was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for killing and dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to schools and political parties across a horrified country.<p>Luka Magnotta, a former porn actor, was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder in the 2012 slaying of Jun …

US police shoot dead black teenager near Ferguson

Black American teenager shot dead by US police in St Louis suburb near where Michael Brown was killed, sparking renewed protests and violence<p>An 18-year-old black man was shot and killed by police at a petrol station late on Tuesday in a St Louis suburb near where unarmed teen Michael Brown was …

No evidence Japan sex slaves coverage harmed country’s image, say experts

Japan,World news,South Korea,Second world war,Slavery,Women,Life and style,Gender,Rape,Society,Shinzo Abe,The Guardian,News<p>Finding contradicts claims by PM Shinzo Abe that erroneous reports of wartime ‘comfort women’ had dented Japan’s image

Hundreds In Germany Mourn Student Killed Defending Teen Girls From Harassment

Most of the mourners gathered outside a German mosque Wednesday never met Tugce Albayrak when she was alive. But hundreds of them came out anyway to pay their final respects to the 23-year-old college student, who was killed after she stepped forward to defend two teenage girls from harassment.<p>"I …

New Lawsuit Claims Apple Deleted Users’ Songs From iTunes Competitors

Apple regularly deleted music that users had downloaded from iTunes competitors, attorneys declared Wednesday during a 10-year-old antitrust lawsuit …

Lil Wayne Blasts Cash Money: ‘I Want Off This Label’

<b>Update:</b> Lil Wayne’s manager, Cortez Bryant, has told TMZ that the rapper will not be leaving Cash Money and that everything is good between him and …

White policeman kills unarmed black man in Arizona

Officer shot father of three after mistaking pill box in his pocket for a gun in another incident of police using lethal force against an unarmed black man<p>A white police officer shot dead a black man in Arizona when he mistook some pills for a gun, authorities said Thursday, amid protests in New …

Coldplay Announce "Final" LP A Head Full of Dreams

Today, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin sat down for an interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe to celebrate the band's <i>Ghost Stories</i> track "Magic" being named the "hottest record of the year". After accepting the honors, Martin offered some exciting news: less than a year after releasing <i>Ghost Stories</i> …

Thai Students Arrested For Flashing "Hunger Games" Salute To Military Leader

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the Thai Public Broadcasting Service suspended reporter Nattaya Wawweerakup after soldiers "raised objections with the station's managers" over her interviews with people who weren't pleased with the junta's ruling style.<p>"It is unclear if or …

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