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What Richard Sherman Taught Us About America

<i>"I'm the best corner[back] in the game. When you try me with a sorry receiver like Crabtree, that's the result you going to get."</i><p>-- Richard Sherman<p>That's the quote that got America talking.<p>The man behind it was Seattle Seahawks all-pro defensive back Richard Sherman, a guy whose mouth is about the …

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Jamaican Bobsled Team Qualifies for 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

<b>Updates from Monday, Jan. 20</b><p>The <i>Associated Press</i> (via ESPN) talked to bobsled pilot Winston Watts about the funding needed to send his team to the Sochi games:<p>Much of that concern went away Monday, when Jamaican Olympic officials said they and the Sochi Organizing Committee would cover all travel …

50 Highly Anticipated Films At The 2014 Sundance Film Festival

From a drama starring two recent SNL favorites to a documentary about Mitt Romney to plenty of zombies, there are all kinds of movies for all kinds of people at this year's premier Park City-set independent film fest. In no particular order!<p><b>Correction:</b> <i>It turns out, director Sophie Hyde did shoot</i> …

'Betray Me And You're Dead': How Loyalty Leached Out Of Politics

Those close to a powerful elected official, like a governor or the president, may owe their success to the boss. Yet there are times when the interests of the person on top and those who serve will diverge, and the outcome is predictable.<p>"When you're a staffer or consultant, at some level you have …

NFL wants officials to 'set the tone early' for 49ers-Seahawks

The NFL told the officials calling the 49ers-Seahawks NFC Championship Game to set the tone early.<p>There's a pretty good chance that Sunday evening's …

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Torching of nuke sub costs $400 million; Navy's budget struggles for air

Casey James Fury simply didn't want to be at work, and in the process cost the Navy nearly a half-billion dollars and one attack submarine.<p>Fury admitted to setting fire to the USS Miami, a nuclear sub, in May 2012 while it was in dry dock. He was sentenced to 17 years in federal prison in March and …

Don't Believe Your Eyes

World of Tanks adding Stalinist items for 'historical accuracy'

Historically-grounded emblems and inscriptions referencing former General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Josef Stalin will return to <i>World of Tanks</i> with patch 8.8, according to a post on the official Russian language website for the game.<p>Wargaming.net …

Why Your Cell Phone’s Location Isn’t Protected by the Fourth Amendment

In a major decision last week, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the location of your cell phone when you place a call is not protected by the Fourth Amendment, which guards against “unreasonable searches and seizures.”<p>Whenever you make a cell-phone call, your phone provider knows where …

The Details of Hiroshima

The first time I visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, I carried a notebook and a sense of dread. The mood was as solemn as I expected, but the place was crowded and not very peaceful. Visitors were silently urged to go with the flow, move in step with others and not linger too long.<p>The …

Feds: California teen alleges captivity, sexual abuse on marijuana 'farm'

Two Northern California men made brief appearances in federal court Wednesday in what began as another big pot-growing drug bust but what has become a horrifying story of one teenager's alleged torment, captivity and sexual abuse.<p>The criminal complaint against the two men -- Ryan Balletto, 30, and …

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SkyMall's SkyFall

“If there is any piece of writing that defines our culture, I submit it’s the SkyMall catalog. To browse its pages is to understand the essential …

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How I Recovered My Stolen iPad

One Sunday night, I noticed that I hadn't seen my iPad for a few days. This was not a surprise; my apartment was fairly messy. By about 10:00pm …

America in the 1970s: The Pacific Northwest

Day 5 of Documerica Week on In Focus, featuring regions of the U.S. covered by the photographers of the Documerica Project in the early 1970s. In our final photo essay, we visit the northwestern states of Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, during a heightened energy crisis that left gas pumps empty …

They Know Much More Than You Think

In mid-May, Edward Snowden, an American in his late twenties, walked through the onyx entrance of the Mira Hotel on Nathan Road in Hong Kong and …

Oldest European fort in the inland US discovered in Appalachians

ANN ARBOR—The remains of the earliest European fort in the interior of what is now the United States have been discovered by a team of …

Seduced by the Illusion: The Truth About Transformation Photos

There is no doubt that we live in a world of manipulation, false promises and exaggerated claims. This is especially true in the fitness industry. I've been a personal trainer for more than 11 years, and clients and friends are always telling me about the next amazing diet or exercise program. Like …

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Farewell Wizards and Thank You

It’s with mixed emotions that I announce the end of my 18-year run at Wizards (and TSR before that). I gave my notice last week and will be leaving …

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Chow Down In Sync With Your Circadian Clock

We've already nudged you this week about the benefits of breakfast. And this got us thinking more about the timing of our meals.<p>There's a growing body of evidence to suggest that when we eat during a 24-hour cycle is likely more important for our health than we realized.<p>Take, for instance, a study …

Best Games of 2012 - The Dice Tower Awards!

Out of the 3,000+ new board games, card games, dice games, family games, party games, war games, cooperative games, strategy games, and many more …

What a Peahen Really Watches When a Peacock Tries to Impress Her

Author: Greg Miller. Greg Miller Science<p>Date of Publication: 07.24.13.<p>Time of Publication: 2:50 pm. 2:50 pm<p>When a peacock fans his plumage and struts …

‘Fight Club’ Sequel In the Works as Graphic Novel

Author Chuck Palahniuk announced this weekend at Comic-Con that he will write a sequel to <i>Fight Club</i> in graphic novel form, and promised that “it will …