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Pic of the day: Women silently protest abortion ban on floor of Texas Capitol

Rick Perry signed Texas’ sweeping anti-abortion bill on Thursday, but the battle is far from over, advocates say<p>Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday signed Texas' sweeping anti-abortion bill into law, but, as thousands of Texans have made clear, the battle for reproductive rights in the state is far from …

Get a clue, McDonald’s: The other insult no one’s talking about

McDonald’s got heat for telling its staff to have two jobs. Its financial planning advice is even more offensive<p>Over the past few days, McDonald’s has gotten itself quite a bit of bad publicity, after it teamed with Visa to create a proposed sample budget for the enormously profitable fast food …

It Turns Out That A Congressman Is Not The Father Of A Model He Tweeted At On Valentine's Day

Cohen has discovered that the model, Victoria Brink, is not his biological daughter as he had claimed. He found this out, bizarrely, thanks to a CNN paternity test.<p>Cohen raised eyebrows in February when he sent a series of Valentines Day tweets to Brink, one of which included "ilu," the …

Valentine's Day

Fear of illicit sex romps may keep women out of Special Ops

The U.S. Special Operations Command has yet to commit to opening 15,497 jobs in the elite forces to women<p>The Pentagon officially lifted the ban on women in combat in January, but the U.S. Special Operations Command has yet to commit to opening 15,497 jobs in the elite forces to women because they …

Rolling Stone's 'The Bomber' Issue Banned By CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid And Kmart (UPDATE)

CVS and New England-based grocery store chain Tedeschi Foods say they won't be selling this week's Rolling Stone, which features Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover, Boston Magazine reports.<p>Tedeschi posted this to its Facebook page after Rolling Stone released an early peek of the …

Lost And Found: 5 Forgotten Classics Worth Revisiting

I don't remember when I first realized that books could go away, that they could — and did — pass into obscurity or out of print. <i>Myra Breckinridge</i> by Gore Vidal, <i>All</i> <i>About H. Hatterr</i> by G.V. Desani, <i>Speedboat</i> by Renata Adler, the sublime <i>An Armful of Warm Girl</i> by W.M. Spackman. Each of them, snuffed …

Work Smart: Do Your Worst Task First (Or, Eat a Live Frog Every Morning)

Mark Twain famously said that if the first thing you do in the morning is eat a live frog, you can go through the rest of the day knowing the worst is behind you. Your frog is your worst task, and you should do it first thing in the morning.<p>The best work habit you can ever get into is very simple: …

Time Management

Liberals Are Becoming America's Worst 'Helicopter Parents'

At least that's what Mark Oppenheimer is arguing in his latest Fatherland column for <i>The New Republic</i>. The same writer who recommended (reasonably) that kids be allowed to watch more TV and (questionably) that it might be a good idea to pick up a late-night pot habit, is back to combat what he sees …

Water

Are You a Traveler or a Tourist? Take the Quiz to Find Out!

<b>By Candice Gaukel Andrews</b><p>What makes a <i>tourist</i> different from a <i>traveler?</i> When recently pondering that question, I found <i>Merriam-Webster's</i> to be of little help. My old standby dictionary defines a <i>tourist</i> as "one that makes a tour for pleasure or culture" and a <i>traveler</i> as "one that goes on a trip or …

Nobel Prize

Twinkies Hit Store Shelves and Fans Cry Foul Over Size

Twinkies' fans are claiming that the new snack cakes are smaller than when they were last on shelves.<p>New Twinkies boxes list the snack cakes as having 270 calories and a weight of 77 grams for two cakes, or 135 calories and 38.5 grams for one cake. In comparison older Twinkies were 150 calories and …

Food

Nike Apologizes For Carolina Panthers T-Shirt Mix-Up

A $32 T-shirt that appeared on Nike's website has officially been pulled because it used an image of South Carolina to represent the Carolina Panthers. What's the problem? The Carolina Panthers are from North Carolina. Whoops.<p>Here is the shirt:<p>The shirt placed both the Panthers team logo and North …

Tim Tebow and Tom Brady Once Discussed Keeping an Eye on Aaron Hernandez

Amid postgame pleasantries, Tom Brady and Tim Tebow once shared some thoughts on former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.<p>The video is taken from a game the current teammates once played against one another in 2011. In it, you can hear Brady walk over to Tebow and congratulate him on a …

NFL

Report: Cyber Attacks On Stock Exchanges Put Markets At Risk

The prevalence of attacks along with the interconnected nature of the markets creates the potential for widespread impact, said the joint staff working paper by the International Organization of Securities Commissions' (IOSCO) research department and the World Federation of Exchanges Office.<p>"There …

Cybersecurity

Twinkies! Real thing returns July 15; bad news for Bingles and Dreamies

Twinkies are set for an official comeback July 15. So junk food aficionados and loyal Twinkie fans can breathe a sigh of relief (and you can finally stop rationing your secret stash).<p>Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management (NYSE: APO), the firms that purchased Twinkies and other Hostess …

Derrick Rose says he's 100 percent

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose tried to erase any lingering doubts about his readiness to play when he told reporters in Madrid that he will …

New Apple TV service would reportedly include ad-skipping technology

Rumors have circulated about a future Apple TV that goes beyond what the company's current set-top box offers for years. While most of that speculation has focused on a full-on TV set, we're hearing some rumblings now about what the user experience might be like. According to former <i>Wall Street</i> …

US under pressure to bring federal charges against George Zimmerman

The Obama administration was facing intense pressure on Monday to bring a federal prosecution against George Zimmerman, acquitted of murdering the …

Mysteries of 'obesity gene' revealed, could yield new ways to fight hunger

An obesity gene that affects one in every six people could be partially treated thanks to a new study that's finally determined how it works. Researchers led by Rachel Batterham at University College London were looking into an obesity gene, known as FTO, and found that it caused people with a …

George Zimmerman and the problem with American heroism

When everyone wants to be a hero, we lose sight of what greatness — and justice — really are<p>As George Zimmerman’s trial draws to a close, I have been thinking about heroism. There’s a great deal about our culture that is aspirational. We want to be the best. We want the best of everything. All too …

Starbucks And Other Coffee Shops Want To Stop People From Camping Out All Day

Crema Coffee House in Denver covered outlets to prevent laptop and cell phone users from camping out, according to Eater and an article by the Denver Post.<p>Co-owner Noah Price said he was worried about customers bringing extension cords and tangling them under tables and chairs to keep their …

Coffee

The Four Most Surprising Revelations About Osama Bin Laden's Final Years

New report reconstructs the al Qaeda leader's day-to-day life in hiding<p>Picture Osama bin Laden wearing a cowboy hat, strolling the perimeter of his …

Apple sued because its devices display porn

A possibly optimistic lawsuit brought by a Nashville lawyer insists that all Apple products should have an antiporn filter.<p>And now for a steamy lawsuit.<p>A lewd, lascivious lawsuit that, though it lacks naughty close-ups, makes up for them in, some might say, naked gall.<p>For here is a legal demand …

Antitrust Laws

Why American Craft Beer Exports Are Booming

For lessons on exporting success, small businesses need look no further than America’s independent craft brewers. Exports of craft beers surged 72 percent in 2012, generating $49 million in sales, according to The Brewers Association (BA), a nonprofit trade group in Boulder, Co.<p>Canada was the …

Has the 1 percent committed treason?

A small group of extremely wealthy people are systematically destroying the US government<p>Permit me an impertinent question (or three).<p>Suppose a small group of extremely wealthy people sought to systematically destroy the U.S. government by (1) finding and bankrolling new candidates pledged to …