Bill Hartz

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Orange County

Women flock to Japan zoo to see 'hunky' gorilla

1 / 2<p>Giant male gorilla Shabani, weighing around 180kg, seen at the Higashiyama Zoo in Nagoya, central Japan's Aichi prefecture<p>Giant male gorilla …

Japan

The 30,000-pound bomb that could be used against Iran's nuclear facilities 'boggles the mind'

(Jim Mumaw)<p>Negotiators are working toward a June 30 deadline for a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran.<p>Should the negotiations ultimately fail …

North Korea
Top 10
Tomb Raider
Islamic Law
Linguistics

The Speed Bag: How did 'Smile'n' Sam Alvey get this way?

Sam Alvey won again on Saturday – his third straight first-round knockout.<p>But shutting down Daniel Kelly (9-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) in quick order might not …

'El Guapo' enshrined: Bas Rutten slated for 2015 UFC Hall of Fame induction

“The Handsome One” (perhaps better known as “El Guapo”) will be enshrined at the 2015 UFC Hall of Fame inductions.<p>UFC President Dana White surprised …

Palmyra

Everything you need to know about the Patriot Act debate

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Two years after Edward Snowden exposed the National Security Agency's secret collection of the data of millions of Americans' private communications, the bulk of those programs remain intact.<p>But the key section of the Patriot Act that the NSA used to authorize that program is set …

Surveillance
North Korea

Female kickboxer knocks out sex attacker who pounces as she walks home

Judge says Mark Willis 'bit off more than he could chew' when he targeted young woman as she walked home through Cheltenham<p>A woman kickboxer who used her martial arts skills to throttle a sex attacker has been praised by a judge who gave her a £500 reward for her bravery.<p>Mark Willis, 39, "bit off …

Extinction
Islamic State (ISIS)
Climate Change
Islam

8 Grilling Hacks For a Better BBQ

It’s the season of charred meat. For too long you’ve been cooped up cooking in a kitchen; it’s time to get out. That means it’s time to dust off the …

Rowing

Can Scientists Turn Birds Back Into Dinosaur Ancestors?

We know they evolved from dinosaurs about 150 million years ago, but it remains to be discovered precisely how the DNA of ground-running dinosaurs changed–a transformation that turned arms into wings, produced aerodynamic feathers, and created a beak. It’s possible that some clues to those genetic …

Attention Carnivores: Meat 'Sushi' Wrapped In Bacon Can Be Yours

If you believe that everything is better wrapped in bacon, please take a seat. This recipe is going to overwhelm you.<p>From the champions at Cook With Meat comes BBQ Bacon Sushi, an inventive dish that rolls barbecue-flavored beef and your favorite kind of cheese into a casing of bacon strips. After …

BBQ

ISIS No. 2 leader al-Afri killed in airstrike, Iraq says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Iraqi military said Wednesday that ISIS' No. 2 leader has been killed in a coalition airstrike -- a claim that the Pentagon said it does not corroborate.<p>The airstrike struck northern Iraq's Tal Afar city, killing ISIS deputy Abu Alaa al-Afri and a senior ISIS security figure named Akram …

Islamic State (ISIS)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is like an open-world, playable Game of Thrones

In the first two minutes of <i>The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt</i> you witness a horse being decapitated and a crow spear itself through a man's eye. A few moments later you see a naked couple taking a bath together. This is a game that really wants you to know that it is dark, mature fantasy, and it wastes no …

Game of Thrones

The Writers Workbench: Solar Chargers

As I've often mentioned, I inexplicably and somewhat irrationally love portable power banks. The best I can ever explain is the efficient elegance of their design, so many features built in to increase their portability - and usability. That gets ratcheted up a notch when you throw in solar …

Gear & Gadgets

Must Have PS4 RPG Games in 2015

We’re barely half way through the year, but the current gen PlayStation 4 is already teaming with games it probably makes your head hurt to count …

Middle East

North Korea publicly executes defense chief, say South Korean reports

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> North Korea has publicly executed the country's defense minister after the regime accused him of treason, according to reports from South Korea on Tuesday.<p>Hyon Yong Chol was killed by fire from an anti-aircraft gun at a military school in front of hundreds of people in …

North Korea