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'Duck Dynasty' patriarch suspended from show for anti-gay comments - TODAY.com

"Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson has been taken off the A&E hit series "indefinitely," following anti-gay comments he made in a GQ interview published online Wednesday that appears in the Dec. 24 issue.<p>Closed Captioning<p>ON<p>OFF<p>apply | reset x<p>font<p>size<p>color<p>‘Duck Dynasty’ star suspended after anti-gay …

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How to pin bookmarks and hosted apps in the Chrome App Launcher

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>A common complaint about the Chrome OS user interface looks to be getting addressed. Google’s(s goog)<br>François Beaufort pointed …

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Happy Hours to Dinner Dates: Apps That Aim to Simplify Event Planning

It all starts with the best of intentions. You want to get some friends together for dinner, or grab drinks with a few colleagues after work, so you …

Apps

Square Cash Beams Friends Money Via Email

Put that app and card reader down. Square’s next money revolution will be through a very old technology: Email.<p>For all of the touch-screen, gesture, and voice technology we’ve got, it’s still kind of tough to send someone $5. Despite the ubiquity of Paypal, and every digital wallet since, there is …

Apps

18-foot ‘sea monster’ terrorizes Internet — but is this oarfish a small fry?

The oarfish, surrounded by the CIMI staff who pulled it out of the water. It is estimated to weigh up to 300 pounds.<p>A snorkeler off the coast of California made an alarming discovery this weekend while paddling around Catalina Island, south of Los Angeles: a recently deceased 18-foot oarfish, one …

Fish

One Startup Strives To Make Iron Man's J.A.R.V.I.S. A Reality

Almost since the dawn of science fiction there have been intelligent robots, androids, or computers of some sort—systems capable of understanding natural speech and intuitively interacting with the user. From HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey, to the Cortana artificial intelligence system in the …

Scratch Wireless offers 'free' mobile service that uses WiFi for calls and text

If you've ever struggled with a monthly cell phone bill, you've probably looked for cheaper alternatives like prepaid plans from big box stores or startup carriers like Zact and Ting. Well, what's cheaper than free? That's exactly what Scratch Wireless aims to offer with what it claims is the …

A real nuclear deterrent: US, Russia may team up to use weapons against asteroids

When geophysicist H. Jay Melosh attended a meeting of U.S. and ex-Soviet nuclear weapons designers in May 1995, he was surprised by how eager the Cold Warriors were to work together against an unlikely but dangerous extraterrestrial threat: asteroids on a collision course with Earth.<p>After Edward …

The Continental: Ursula Likes Bears, Benz and GM Tidbits, and Audi Shies Away from a Big RS

<i>Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental.</i><p>At the Frankfurt auto show, two heavy, aggressively styled Audi …

Detroit Auto Show

NFL players of the week: Cam Newton shines against Minnesota

The Carolina Panthers' quarterback is often criticized, but he was the best in the NFL for one week.<p>Week 6 in the NFL didn't give the passing performances we've seen in the first five weeks of 2013, but there were some extremely impressive individual performances around the league.<p>Passer of the …

NFL by the numbers: Jaguars’ Justin Blackmon making case for league’s best receiver

There are many ways to look at the NFL, but the easiest - and most tedious – method to figure out what is going on is by examining the numbers.<p>Here …

NFL

House pulls back on Boehner plan

Everyone is asking the same question: What’s next?<p>For the second time this fall, Speaker John Boehner has had to pull legislation to lift the debt ceiling because of concerns from conservative lawmakers that their leadership was heading down the wrong path.<p>But this time, the economy could be on the …