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Christmas Twisters: Deadly Storms Threaten Holiday Travel

An already hectic holiday travel week took a tragic turn Tuesday afternoon as at least four people were killed by tornadoes that swept through the south. Damage-causing twisters were reported in Louisiana and Georgia but the deadliest were in Mississippi.<p>The coroner in Marion County, Mississippi, …

The 24 Best Photo Essays Of 2014

2014: a good year for photos of modern-day witches, cat-obsessed metal heads, bizarrely groomed dogs, and astronomical wonders. Marvel here.<p>Drag queens pose on covered bridges. Puppies learn to swim. Metal heads cuddle with kittens. Polish witches wave incense sticks.<p>This is just a sampling of …

Drag Queens

The Definitive Reading List of the 14 Best Books of 2014 Overall

I consider my annual best-of reading lists a kind of Old Year’s resolutions in reverse — unlike traditional resolutions, which lay out an aspirational list of priorities for the new year, these represent a look back at the books that proved themselves most worth prioritizing over the setting year. …

This is the best way to fight back against the Sony hackers

Hackers have attacked Sony Pictures in late November, crippling the movie studio’s internal network, stealing a huge amount of data and ultimately …

Germany sees no need to ease Russia sanctions despite minister's concerns

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany sees no reason to think about changes to the EU’s sanctions regime against Moscow at the moment, a government spokeswoman said, after the foreign minister expressed concern that Russia could be destabilised if sanctions were not eased.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) …

North Korea denies Sony hack but warns U.S.: Worse is coming

North Korea is accusing the U.S. government of being behind the making of the movie "The Interview."<p>And, in a dispatch on state media, the totalitarian regime warned the United States that its "citadels" will be attacked, dwarfing the hacking attack on Sony that led to the cancellation of the …

Google Aims To Knife Forks In The Cloud Developer Dream

As a company, Google sometimes appears to be hell bent on a course for global domination. But not all of its technologies flourish and many of its ‘alpha’ projects (i.e. even before ‘beta’) never enjoy the mass adoption of its arguably quite popular search function and related tools. The company’s …

Book Review Site for Librarians in Public Libraries and School Libraries

Hal hasn’t had it easy in the three years since her mother died. She’s dropped out of school and taken over her mother’s tarot booth on Brighton …

Watch every superhero ever fight each other in epic Marvel vs. DC trailer!

Every comics-loving kid has spent more than a few houra wondering who would win in a fight: Superman or Thor? Captain America or Batman? Spider-Man or the Flash? Wonder Woman or Captain Marvel?<p>In comics, we’ve seen those questions answered a few times, most recently in Marvel and DC’s Amalgam …

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The Unexpected Home of Unintended Pregnancy

What Delaware, where a surprisingly high number of women get pregnant by accident, can teach the rest of the nation<p>CAMDEN, Del.—Inside a squat building in this town of 3,500 people just outside the state capital of Dover, six high-school students sat around a table last week, each holding a stack …

Republicans weigh big changes at U.S. budget referee agency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Republicans take full control of Congress on Jan. 6, they will face decisions on major changes at the Congressional Budget Office, including possibly naming a new head and changing the rules used to assess the cost of legislation.<p>U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during …

Disorder: Can Depression Make for a Good Video Game?

Explore the emotional darkness and…have fun?<p>I've struggled with depression for most of my adult life. It's not a daily problem like it once was, but …

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

Ben Carson stands by claim that gay marriage leads to pedophilia and bestiality

<b>(Jeffery Malet, maletphoto.com)</b><p>Potential GOP presidential candidate refuses to back down from inflammatory remarks<p>Luke Brinker<p>December 22, 2014 2:10pm (UTC)<p>Ben Carson, the incendiary conservative commentator and potential 2016 presidential candidate, isn't backing down from his claim that allowing …

An Unaired 1974 Pilot for an Animated ‘Mad Magazine’ Television Series

The 1974 pilot for a proposed animated series based on <i>Mad Magazine</i> has surfaced online. The show, which featured animation based on the work of …

Author's journey inside ISIS: They're 'more dangerous than people realize'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Juergen Todenhoefer's journey was a tough one: dangerous, but also eye-opening. The author traveled deep into ISIS territory -- the area they now call their "caliphate" -- visiting Raqqa and Deir Ezzor in Syria, as well as Mosul in Iraq.<p>Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, was taken by ISIS …

The Style 100: Amal Clooney Is the Most Fascinating (and Stylish) Person of 2014

Sure, Amal Clooney (née Alamuddin) married George Clooney in Venice, but we'd drop him in half a second for a tour of her closet. There's no question …

Ode to Light: Making Street Photography in a Cynical Age — by Amy Touchette

December 21, 2014<p>Ode to Light: Making Street Photography in a Cynical Age — by Amy Touchette<p><i>Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg Brooklyn, 2014.</i><p>The people of …

Christmas Week Storm Threatens Holiday Travel Chaos

Lashing rains, high winds and thunderstorms look set to mess up holiday travel plans for millions of Americans this week as the country heads for a mostly wet — not white — Christmas. A large developing north-south cold front threatens to deliver rain and gusty winds along the Gulf Coast and snow …

China arrests thousands in porn purge

HONG KONG – China has arrested over 30,000 people in connection with the spread of pornography and online gambling, the official Xinhua news agency reported.<p>According to the agency a recent effort in the populous southern Guangdong region saw over 3,000 arrests and 8,000 people put in criminal …

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's estate is on sale for $18.5 Million

Living like country royalty comes with a hefty price tag. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are a power country couple and real estate tycoons.<p>According to Zillow, just last year, they sold a part of their $20 million 753-acre estate outside of Nashville, but they are now selling the remaining 623 acres as …

'Real Housewife' Amber Marchese: Teresa Giudice preparing for prison

“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” is chock-full of cattiness and diva antics. Amber Marchese was a new addition to the cast last season, and was thrust into the ring of fire. After one season on the highly volatile show, the reality TV novice is ready for another season of battle, should it …

Pope Francis Issues Blistering Critique of Vatican Holy See

Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing some officials who some lust for power at all costs and suffer from "spiritual Alzheimer's" that has made them forget they are supposed to be joyful men of God.<p>The pontiff's Christmas greeting to …

The FCC gets to work on letting internet TV compete with cable

It's far from a done deal, but the FCC has taken a step towards putting internet TV service on a par with cable and satellite. On Friday it announced the adoption of a proposal (previously floated by chairman Tom Wheeler) that would give TV providers that stream their channels over the internet, …