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Flaming Lips Respond to Drummer’s Allegations of Abuse and Racism

Intrigue surrounding the split between the Flaming Lips and longtime drummer Kliph Scurlock surfaced this week as Scurlock accused frontman Wayne …

Lake Street Dive: 'We aim to sound like the Beatles and Motown had a party'

Lake Street Dive didn’t plan to be a pop sensation. When they formed the band, 10 years ago, the four jazz students who met at music college in Boston had rather more avant garde intentions. “We were extremely earnest in the beginning, almost detrimentally so,” says Mike Olson – known as McDuck to …

Tyler the Creator, Nick Cave, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Katy Perry Cover 1892 Song for Benefit LP

See if you can wrap your head around this one: Today, a benefit album has been released in which Tyler the Creator, Nick Cave, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Katy Perry, Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh, Metallica's Kirk Hammett, and Danny Elfman all perform the same 1892 song, according to <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>.<p>The …

Kurt Cobain Biographer Says Courtney Love Wrote Note Found in Wallet at Death Scene

<i>Photo by Anton Corbijn</i><p>Last week, the Seattle Police Department released a handwritten note found in Kurt Cobain's wallet at the scene of his death. It seemed to mock his marriage vows to Courtney Love. Now, Cobain biographer Charles R. Cross claims that Cobain didn't write that note—Love did.<p>Cross …

Palin goes too far, again

Last Saturday, Sarah Palin stood before the huge crowd at the 2014 National Rifle Association annual meeting and condemned liberals for coddling terrorists. She loaded her speech with religious metaphors, claiming that true leaders would put "the fear of God in our enemies." She said, "They …

Gingrich: too many of our jobs are low-paying

Reps. Barbara Lee and Andy Harris debate raising the minimum wage with Newt Gingrich and Van Jones.<p>Jones: Give the President some credit on the economy!<br>Van Jones says the GOP is not giving Obama any credit on the economy, Newt debates.<p>Click to watch video<p>Gingrich: Sell the Clippers to the fans!<br>Newt …

In Newly Uncovered Audio, Young Senator Joe Biden Slammed Previous Administrations for Pressuring Israel to Make Concessions to Arabs

When Ronald Reagan was president and Joe Biden was a senator from Delaware, Biden criticized the Republican administration and President Jimmy Carter for pressuring Israel to make concessions that could threaten the Jewish state’s very survival, newly uncovered audio shows.<p>Israel’s Army Radio on …

The Republican Establishment Strikes Back

How the GOP's old guard, led by Mitch McConnell, is working to stifle Tea Party challenges in states like North Carolina, Mississippi, and Kentucky<p>PINEHURST, N.C.—On a rainy afternoon a month before North Carolina's May 6 Republican primary, state House Speaker and Senate hopeful Thom Tillis was at …

Priyanka Gandhi is campaigning now for the 2017 general election

In the past ten days of campaigning, Priyanka Gandhi has stolen airtime and most of the show from her own party and rivals alike, calling the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party “befuddled rats” and accusing their prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi of giving valuable Gujarat land away to his …

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Death toll reaches 2,100 in deadly Afghanistan landslide, authorities scramble to help displaced families

<b>(AP Photo/Gulrahim Niazman)</b><p>“My family, my wife and eight children are alive, but have nothing to use as shelter,” said one survivor<p>Katie McDonough<p>May 4, 2014 5:14pm (UTC)<p>Deadly landslides in the Badakhshan province of Afghanistan have left more than 2,000 people dead, and authorities are now …

Nigeria's President on kidnapped girls: 'We'll get them out'

Amid mounting international pressure, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan spoke Sunday about his government's efforts to rescue more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by militants.<p>"Wherever these girls are, we'll get them out," he said, acknowledging that officials don't know where they are. The …

Yemen 'kills 37 al-Qaeda militants' in south offensive

<b>Yemeni security forces have killed 37 suspected al-Qaeda militants in an offensive in the country's south, the defence ministry says.</b><p>Troops attacked suspected militant hideouts in the town of Maifaa, in Shabwa province, the army said.<p>Several soldiers have also been reported killed.<p>Al-Qaeda in the …

Quick Hits: Cardinals, Pirates, Angels, Jurrjens

• <b>Pirates</b> GM Neal Huntington denies a recent rumor that his team is still seeking a first baseman despite recently trading for <b>Ike Davis</b>, Bucs Dugout’s …

MLBTR Originals

• Tim Dierkes was the first to report the Braves and third baseman <b>Chris Johnson</b> were nearing a contract extension.<br>• Steve Adams researched waiver claims …

Springer singles for walk-off win in 11th

Central Notes: Chapman, Wong, Weeks, White Sox, Cubs

On this date 70 years ago, Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis (home to the National League’s Cardinals and the American League’s Browns) became the final …

WhichBeers Wants To Help You Find The Right Beer

At our TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon today, Andrew Kae and Xiaoan Yan presented one of the most useful hacks of the day: a new way to find good beer.<p>Imagine you’re in the store and looking at a giant display case with beers you’ve never heard of. Which one should you buy? WhichBeers uses image …

A Eulogy for Twitter

The beloved social publishing platform enters its twilight.<p>We've been trying to figure out the moment Twitter turned, retracing tweets to see whether there was something specific that soured the platform.<p><i>Something is wrong on Twitter.</i> And people are noticing.<p>Or, at least, the kind of people we hang …

U.S. government urges caution after Microsoft reveals dangerous Internet Explorer bug

Microsoft revealed a nasty bug in its Internet Explorer browser on Saturday. Today, the U.S. government issued an advisory warning people not to use Microsoft’s browser.<p>The bug, Microsoft reported, “may corrupt memory in a way that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of …

Yahoo announces first two original TV series

Yahoo has announced the first two shows in its line of original TV series that will come to Yahoo Screen, Roku, and Apple TV next year. Both will be 30-minute long comedies spanning eight episodes each.<p>The first is "Other Space" and will be headed up by Paul Feig, creator of "Freaks and Geeks" and …

Seattle Seahawks Draft Countdown: Making the Case for David Yankey

The Seattle Seahawks have seen tremendous growth in Russell Wilson throughout his two years in the league, but that growth will be stunted if he doesn't get the protection he needs. Seattle's O-line is solid but needs an upgrade at guard and right tackle.<p>There's a laundry list of names they could …

Russell Wilson leads NFL player retail sales; total over $1 billion

<b>Over a billion dollars worth of merchandise sold</b> in one fiscal year. If anyone doubted the popularity of the NFL and its players, the latest sales …

2014 NFL mock draft: Troy Niklas to Green Bay Packers at No. 53

With the future of Jermichael Finley still up in the air, the Packers may look for a replacement quite early in the 2014 NFL Draft.<p>Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley is not only a free agent, but is coming off of a career-threatening spinal injury that led to fusion surgery in October. …

Xander Bogaerts willing to sign extension

Even before he reached the majors many clamored for the Red Sox to sign shortstop Xander Bogaerts to a contract extension. The fact that Scott Boras …

The future has arrived for Wizards' promising backcourt

John Wall and Bradley Beal are growing up before our eyes, leading the upstart Wizards to a 3-1 advantage over the battle-tested Chicago Bulls.<p>WASHINGTON -- The 23-year-old point guard grew up in a rough neighborhood in Raleigh with a father that was in prison and a mother that worked two jobs to …