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CME and sun-diving comet

A coronal mass ejection (CME) erupted from the sun’s far side on August 20. At nearly the same time, a small sun-diving comet met its end.<p>As the …

Singer Brandy performs for about 40 people in 90,000-person arena

Brandyreportedly played to a nearly empty arena in South Africa this week.<p>The Grammy Award-winning R&B star was a surprise guest at the<p>Nelson MandelaSports and Cultural Day concert in Soweto on Saturday, but nearly all of the event-goers were gone by the time she took the stage, according to the …

South Africa

Kendrick Lamar, Drake, & J. Cole Lead BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations

He shook up the rap industry with his “King of New York” claim on “Control,” but Kendrick Lamar reigns top spot for this year’s BET Hip-Hop Awards. …

Top MP3s of the Week (8/23)

Although Death Grips and The Dismemberment Plan made valiant returns this week, it’s a soulful collaboration between Janelle Monáe and Miguel that …

2 Chainz arrested following a nine-hour standoff over tour bus access

Rapper and his entourage refused to let officers climb on board to search for drugs after their vehicle was stopped in Oklahoma<p>2 Chainz was among 11 men arrested following a nine-hour standoff over access to his tour bus. After police stopped the rapper's vehicle in an Oklahoma traffic stop, its …

Just A Cat, Dressed As A Shark, Riding A Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

You'll be glad you watched this.<p>Delightful. Watch the clip in full.

Domestic Technology

Florida Couple Assaults Dunkin Donuts Worker with Gun Over Wrong Coffee

Surveillance cameras inside a Florida Dunkin' Donuts store captured footage of two irate customers using a loaded gun to assault an employee because …

GOP’s latest IRS hypocrisy

Republicans blend their attacks on Obamacare and IRS — but their plan puts the IRS “in charge” of healthcare too!<p>It looks like "Democrats want the IRS in charge of your healthcare" will be the "Democrats stole $700 billion from your Medicare" of the 2014 campaign.<p>Here's a taste from the National …

The White House Wants to Help You Make Smaller Student-Loan Payments

Only a fraction of eligible borrowers are using programs that will let them reduce their monthly student-loan payments. The White House wants to change that.<p>The latest summer policy push from the White House is an ambitious effort to shift the college financing system to provide more support to …

Obama administration escalates fight with Texas over voting

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration escalated its fight with Texas Republicans on Thursday over voting rights for minorities, as it urged judges to block a strict new voter-identification law that administration lawyers argue is discriminatory.<p>Last month, Atty. Gen.<p>Eric H. Holder Jr.said the …

Obama Administration

If only more pundits were like Sanjay Gupta

In an age when public figures seldom express contrition, his mea culpa on pot was an act of true bravery<p>Whether it is the impeached Bill Clinton leaving office with solid approval ratings or the once-disgraced Eliot Spitzer now surging in New York City electoral polls, there is ample evidence that …

Vegas Cops Disrupt 'Sovereign Citizen' Terror Plot

Plotters wanted to abduct police officers, put them on trial in people’s courts and then execute them in order to build a following for their …

Obama Seeks To Win Back Students By Going To War With Their College Administrators

On a bus tour through New York, the president preaches to a doubting choir. Will his base forgive him for the NSA scandal?<p>SYRACUSE, N.Y. — In a bus tour across the state of New York on Thursday, President Obama sought to repair the immense damage this year's NSA scandal has done to his reputation …

College & University

Google overtaken by Yahoo! in US website visitors for first time in two years

Changes made by new chief executive Marissa Mayer beginning to resonate with users<p>Yahoo! attracted more website visitors in the United States than Google during July, pushing the company to the top of the online league for the first time in two years.<p>Nearly 197 million individuals visited a Yahoo! …