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Everyone Is Getting Way Too Offended by This Hilarious 'Saturday Night Live' ISIS Sketch

It's a scene we've seen a thousand times before: A nervous father drives his precious daughter to the drop-off point to say goodbye. Be it college, …

Comedy

Drone warfare: life on the new frontline

Safely ensconced behind flickering computer screens, military personnel are waging war in lands thousands of miles away. But is there a hidden human cost to remote-controlled combat?<p>Just a three-hour drive from Washington DC on the scenic Virginia coast, Langley Air Force Base is home to one of the …

Chamillionaire Is Now An Entrepreneur In Residence at a Venture Capital Firm

In a letter penned by VC <b>Mark Suster</b> explaining the head-turning week he's had at Upfront Ventures in Los Angeles, he explains the presence of a new …

Manny Pacquiao Wants $5 Million Drug Fine in Potential Floyd Mayweather Fight

The long-awaited superfight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. may finally be happening. Until an official announcement is made to confirm, though, news of minute details will continue trickling out.<p>Such is the case on Monday, as Pacquiao has pushed for a $5 million fine for a positive …

Facebook still suspending Native Americans over 'real name' policy

Unlike Katy Perry’s Left Shark, many have to provide multiple forms of ID to prove they are who they say they are in latest row over controversial policy<p>Changes to Facebook’s “real name” policy have failed to stop users from being suspended from the site, leading activists to renew their push to …

Chinese budget airline mulls flights that are standing room only

The Chinese budget carrier Spring Airlines wants to introduce standing seats on planes.<p>The Shanghai-based airline would offer the standing seats at …

Mom kicked off plane for insulting flight attendant

A Tennessee mother and her five-month-old son were booted from an airplane after a disagreement with a flight attendant on Wednesday.<p>Nicki Gazlay was boarding a connecting Frontier Airlines flight at Denver International Airport when a crew member asked her to remove her child from an Ergobaby …

Retirement

Europe's growth just surged to a 6-month high

January's purchasing managers' index (PMI) for services and manufacturing just came in at 52.6, the strongest since July. Anything over 50 signals growth.<p>These aren't the only good economic indicators out Wednesday morning: Retail sales in the eurozone in the 12 months to December grew at their …

Francois Hollande

'Canary Watch' legally reveals when sites get national security requests

Internet service companies like Reddit and Tumblr <i>want</i> to be transparent about user privacy. The problem is, they're sometimes forced by law to clam up when they receive specific national security data requests from agencies like the NSA or FBI. But there's nothing stopping them from saying they</i> …

Anderson Silva Legacy Forever Tarnished by Drug-Test Failure

Anderson "The Spider" Silva's legacy is forever tarnished.<p>On Tuesday evening, Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole yanked the curtain on the nearly 40-year-old Silva's Oz act, revealing an illegal aid in the Spider's camp leading up to his UFC 183 main event against Nick Diaz on Jan. 31.<p>According to Iole, …

Venture Capital

Pete Carroll explains why the Seahawks ran what is being called the worst play call in Super Bowl history

The decision backfired, as Russell Wilson threw an interception to help seal a 28-24 loss to the New England Patriots, and is now being referred to as the worst call in Super Bowl history.<p>After the game, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll explained the decision, and it basically comes down to the …

NFL

The Pirate Bay comes back weeks after a police raid

We're starting to wonder if it's nigh-on impossible to keep The Pirate Bay down. Just weeks after Swedish police raided the bootleg file site and knocked it offline, it's back -- <i>TorrentFreak</i> reports that almost everything is up and running once again, complete with a phoenix graphic (above) to …

Ex-IMF chief Strauss-Kahn goes on trial for 'pimping'

The disgraced 65-year-old economist finds himself back in the dock -- this time in the northern French city of Lille -- accused of being part of a prostitution ring used by his entourage to organise sex parties for him in Brussels, Paris and Washington.<p>Lurid details of group sex and high-end …

Nicolas Sarkozy

Australian Open 2015: Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win title

• Djokovic beats Murray 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-0 • Djokovic wins fifth Australian Open title • Kim Sears wears Explicit Content T-shirt for final<p>When Novak Djokovic gets to the final of the Australian Open, he wins it. When he takes the first set against Andy Murray, he wins it. Both of those familiar …

Tennis

Images of child abuse found in Vatican City

Holy See’s prosecutor general says two cases involving indecent material came to light last year, along with other crimes<p>Two cases of child pornography possession were uncovered within the walls of the Vatican last year, along with numerous other crimes in the city state, the Holy See’s prosecutor …

Raúl Castro demands that US return Guantánamo base to Cuba

‘If these problems aren’t resolved, rapprochement wouldn’t make sense’ Cuban leader demands end to US propaganda broadcasts<p>Cuba’s President Raúl Castro has demanded that the United States return the US base at Guantánamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate his country …