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Ukraine begins artillery withdrawal from frontlines

Ukrainian troops have towed artillery away from the front-line in the war-ravaged east, in a step that seems to augur well for a ceasefire agreement signed with Russia-backed rebels.<p>The military on Thursday showed reporters seven or eight guns being towed away from the front at the village of …

Russia

Jon Stewart To Seth Rollins: Coming After ‘The Daily Show’ Is The Biggest Mistake You’ve Ever Made

This past Monday night, WWE Superstar Seth Rollins bragged about just how good he is because that’s just what big heel jerks do. What else do big heel jerks do? Call out Jon Stewart, and call <i>The Daily Show</i> “unwatchable.”<p>Not one to be trifled with, Jon Stewart responded via social media (the only …

Seth Rollins

Does anybody want to host “The Daily Show”? The search to replace Jon Stewart just got harder

Longtime correspondents Samantha Bee and Jason Jones are out of the running. So who’s left?<p>When Jon Stewart first announced earlier this month his plans to retire from "The Daily Show" in 2015, a few names immediately entered the conversation as possible replacements. In the weeks since Stewart's …

Comedy

“The Daily Show” managed to fit 50 Fox News lies into one remarkable 6-second video

Fox News pundits said Jon Stewart was dishonest. So he made this Vine to throw the argument back in their faces<p>Jon Stewart's days on "The Daily Show" are numbered, which means he's making every last day count and doubling down on Fox News.<p>On Wednesday's "Daily Show" Stewart slammed the Fox News …

The Daily Show
Oil & Gas Industry

Has the battle over Keystone XL wrecked Canada-U.S. relations?

Luiza Ch. Savage on the epic six-year impasse between the Harper government and the Obama administration<p>In the context of a $700-billion annual …

Canada

‘Modern Family’ producers reveal how they filmed an entire episode with iPhones and MacBooks

Last week it was announced that an upcoming episode of the ABC sitcom Modern Family had been filmed using only iOS devices, and the entire story would play out on the screen of a MacBook. Today the producers of the show provided BuzzFeed with a look at how the episode was shot.<p>In order to make it …

Emoji get different skin color options in the latest version of Apple's operating system

Lovers of emoji, the cute graphics that punctuate online writing and texts, will soon be able to pick from different skin tones.<p>IPhone and iPad maker Apple Inc. has incorporated more diverse emoji into the developer version of the latest update to its mobile operating system. It has not said when …

Suitcase with e-scooter can help you make it to your flight on time

If you saw our old backpack with an electronic scooter post and thought, "That would be so much better if it were a suitcase," then your prayers have been answered. What's pictured above is a legit suitcase-and-e-scooter-in-one that can run up to 12.4 mph for 6 miles on a single charge of its …

Curiosity Rover Shows Off Its Digs on Mars in a Selfie

The latest selfie from NASA's Curiosity rover isn't just a vanity shot — it serves as a guide to the Martian locale where it's been working for the past five months.<p>Two and a half years into its Mars mission, the six-wheeled, nuclear-powered robot is exploring Pahrump Hills, an outcrop at the base …

Mars Rover

Drones Seen Over Paris Landmarks for 2nd Night: French Officials

PARIS — Drones were spotted flying over Paris landmarks for a second night running, officials said Wednesday. French media said there were five sightings of small unmanned aircraft near the Eiffel Tower, the Bastille and the military museum at Les Invalides. The sightings were confirmed to NBC News …

France

Delta's in-flight WiFi is about to get a whole lot faster

If you've flown Delta recently (or most domestic airlines) and tried to use the onboard Gogo WiFi, you know that it's often a crapshoot. A combination of where you're flying over and the number of passengers attempting to use it leads to either a decent connection (yay!), one that's slow as a snail …

Robear is a robot bear that can care for the elderly

It's 2024. An older Japanese gentleman wants to watch the International Space Station's closing ceremony, but he can't get out of bed. No problem! All he has to do is call Robear to help him get up. Yes, that's his caregiver's name, but you see, Robear isn't human: it's a bear-like robot. This …

Net neutrality activists score landmark victory in fight to govern the internet

FCC says ‘we listened and we learned’, and passes strict broadband rules that represent ‘a red-letter day for internet freedom’<p>Internet activists scored a landmark victory on Thursday as the top US telecommunications regulator approved a plan to govern broadband internet like a public …

Net Neutrality

Sarah Silverman, Chelsea Handler, And Rob Riggle Join T-Mobile’s Super Bowl Ad Team

Just in case recruiting one of the biggest social media and reality TV phenomenons on to your Super Bowl team isn’t enough, T-Mobile is coming into the game with a multi-pronged comedy blitz attack. In addition to Kim Kardashian’s plea to save lost data, the brand will also unveil a spot starring …

Mental Health

Families Of Sept. 11 Victims Watch Guantanamo Hearings With Mixed Feelings

Thad Rasmussen, 36, lost his mother, Rhonda, in the Sept. 11 attacks; she died at the Pentagon. This month, he sat in a courtroom at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and looked at five men accused of planning those attacks.<p>"It was very difficult to see them as humans," he says.<p>Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four …

World Trade Center

Boston Bombing: Tsarnaev Lawyers Say Not Enough Minorities in Jury Pool

BOSTON — Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect asked a judge Thursday to dismiss the indictment against their client or suspend his trial, saying there weren't enough minorities and younger people in the jury pool. The move by lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev came just days before opening …

Justice

Faces From Ferguson: Ashley 'Brown Blaze' Yates

<i>"If they are killing us every 28 hours, what do I have to lose?"</i><p>Ashley Yates, also known to the Twitterverse as @brownblaze, was citing a Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) report, "Operation Ghetto Storm," on the extrajudicial killings of Black people at the hands of law enforcement and …

Minnesota teen pleads guilty to conspiring to support Islamic State | Reuters

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - A Somali-American teenager who was stopped at a Minnesota airport as he sought to fly to Turkey last year pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday to conspiring to support Islamic State militants.<p>Abdullahi Mohamud Yusuf, 18, was stopped by FBI agents at Minneapolis-St. …

Al-Qaeda

Here are the most popular dog breeds in the U.S.

Why are they all smiling? Because they are too stupid to understand what suffering is<p>On Thursday, the American Kennel Club released its annual ranking of the most popular dog breeds in the United States, following the completion of the Westminster Dog Show. The list saw several upsets, including …

Pets