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Roseanne Barr not first celeb to claim Ambien led to bizarre behavior: What is the insomnia drug?

Roseanne Barr appeared to blame Ambien, a prescribed sleeping pill, for the racist tweet that ultimately led to her popular ABC show “Roseanne” to be canceled on Tuesday by ABC.<p>In a series of now-deleted tweets, Barr said it was late and she was on the drug when she wrote the tweet about former …

The NRA said guns will be banned during a Pence speech. Parkland students see hypocrisy.

The National Rifle Association has championed the idea of “a good guy with a gun,” but no firearms will be allowed when Vice President Pence speaks at its annual meeting — sparking criticism from Parkland, Fla., students, who say schools should be afforded the same protection.<p>And in a rare …

Guns

Disappointing photos show what cruise ships actually look like in real life

Cruises can be a blissful escape for travelers of all ages. From glamorous cruises of a bygone era to ship itineraries that include volunteer opportunities, aspiring seafarers have no shortage of options.<p>Cruises can also be the worst for a whole host of reasons.<p>Here are disappointing photos that …

Cruise Ships

America Is Not a Democracy

How the United States lost the faith of its citizens—and what it can do to win them back<p>For years, the residents of Oxford, Massachusetts, seethed with anger at the company that controlled the local water supply. The company, locals complained, charged inflated prices and provided terrible service. …

Muscle Oil-Injecting Gym Bro Illustrates Dangerous Bodybuilding Practice

Those muscles are definitely not natural.<p>As much as they’re scoffed at, gym bros deserve some credit. What they do is hard. Most of us are too lazy …

YouTube star tries to make up for disastrous suicide video with new suicide video.

It has been 22 days since Logan Paul created a huge controversy by filming a dead body hanging in Japan's "suicide forest" and sharing it online for …

CamSoda is Using Connected RealDolls and VR to Create Virtual Sex

It's called VIRPing.<p>The webcam platform CamSoda has announced a partnership with RealDolls that’s about to take camming to a new and almost eerily …

Women brawl in front of kid's party at Chuck E. Cheese's

<b>WARNING: Video contains strong language.</b><p>A family night at Chuck E. Cheese’s turned violent when two women started fighting, pulling each other’s hair and throwing fists as children celebrated a birthday nearby, video shows.<p>The 2-minute video, posted Saturday on Facebook, shows two unidentified …

Trump administration reportedly prohibits CDC from using words like 'transgender,' 'fetus'

Analysts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were reportedly told that the Trump administration is prohibiting the agency from using seven words or phrases that include “transgender” and “fetus.”<p>The Washington Post, citing an analyst at the meeting in Atlanta, reported that the ban …

Trump congratulates Jones on ‘hard fought victory’

President Donald Trump tweeted a polite congratulations to Alabama Democrat Doug Jones on his special election victory Tuesday night.<p>“Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory,” the president tweeted soon after The Associated Press called the Alabama Senate race for Jones over …

Conservatives knew 'family values' pol had secret gay life

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Wes Goodman built a political career around values including "committed natural marriage," the 33-year-old Republican was …

Florida man claims corpse is blow-up doll made with human flesh, police say

A Florida man was arrested Friday after he claimed a body that was found in his room was a life-size blow-up doll made with human flesh and not a dead woman, police said.<p>Jerome Wright, 32, was charged with abusing a dead human body after Miami-Dade police said they found a decomposing corpse with …

Ex-officer Michael Slager pleads guilty in shooting death of Walter Scott

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a plea deal with prosecutors, former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager admitted to using excessive force in the 2015 shooting death of Walter Scott.<p>Slager shot Scott in the back as the unarmed man was running away from Slager after a traffic stop. In a reversal from his …

Kid’s hilarious trick to get parents to let him play video games goes viral

When a mother opened a a letter supposedly from her seven-year-old’s school, she was shocked at its contents.<p>The note, which her son Nathan insisted …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Researchers have long debated theories relating to the economic dependence between spouses.<p>8:16 p.m. Today8:16 p.m. July 22, 2018<p>This husband feels …

San Diego

US election was a farce that exposes 'hypocritical' democracy, says China

Beijing’s annual chronicling of alleged human rights abuses in the US focuses on political system and treatment of minorities<p>The US election was “full of lies” and a farce that exposed the “hypocritical nature” of its democracy, one-party China has claimed in its annual inquiry into the human …

EPA head Scott Pruitt denies that carbon dioxide causes global warming

Trump adviser shocks scientists and environmental advocates with statement that negates EPA policy and ‘overwhelmingly clear’ evidence on climate change<p>Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump’s head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, has dismissed a basic scientific understanding of climate change by …

Scott Pruitt

Trump's Lawyer Scrambled After Conway Plugged Trump Clothing, Emails Show

When Nordstrom department store dropped Ivanka Trump’s clothing line in February, the White House’s objections drew fire for blurring the line between government and business.<p>The responses — a tweet by President Donald Trump and an unusual TV appearance by adviser Kellyanne Conway — alarmed Trump's …

Donald Trump

Zuckerberg shows off Oculus gloves for typing in VR

Oculus wants to one day let you fingerpaint, act like a super hero, and even type in virtual reality. Oculus already has its Touch controllers that are great for wielding virtual guns or picking up digital objects, but today Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed a new prototype for VR gloves in …

Japanese PM's Golf Trip To Trump Resort Hits Ethical Sand Trap

President Trump's golf date this weekend with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Trump International Golf Club in Florida may have hit what government watchdog groups are calling an ethical sand trap.<p>Abe, whose first stop in the U.S. on Thursday is Andrews Air Force Base, is also staying at …

Full Metroid Prequel Created By Fans

If Nintendo isn’t going to make more <i>Metroid</i> games then it’s up to fans to keep the series going with games like <i>Metroid: Rogue Dawn</i>, an unofficial …

The Cup Noodle people are making this really good Final Fantasy fork

The Ultima Weapon Fork may be the best gaming-inspired fork ever<p>Nissin, the maker of Cup Noodle ramen, is doing something special for Final Fantasy’s 30th anniversary. The company is producing a special release of its noodles featuring bosses from the main Final Fantasy franchise and producing a …

Oscar-contending anime, Your Name, coming to North American theaters in April

Both English sub and dubbed-versions available<p>Funimation is bringing <i>Your Name</i>, one of Japan’s most successful, feature-length anime films to North American theaters in April.<p>The company announced it picked up the distribution rights in a press release today, adding the film would be available to …

For The "Hardcore Nintendo Fan"

Look at how much postage would be if I wanted this shipped to Australia.<p>I’m not going to link this auction, but I thought the sales pitch was …

Picture Books for Rock and Roll Parents and Their Kids

As Neil Young said, “Rock and roll is here to stay,” so it’s never too early to start exposing your kids to the magic of this musical tradition. Love …

Kids

Bonham's is auctioning a genuine, Tom Selleck-driven, Magnum P.I. Ferrari

If you're down at the Scottsdale car auctions this week, and love TV Ferraris, this is your chance to own one of the most famous of all. Bonham's will be selling a 1984 Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole that appeared on the detective show <i>Magnum P.I.</i> and was driven by Tom Selleck in all of his …

Martin Shkreli kicked off Twitter, Periscope

Martin Shkreli has lost his megaphone.<p>Shkreli has been temporarily kicked off Twitter and its live-streaming platform, Periscope, after making unwanted advances toward journalist Lauren Duca, the weekend editor of Teen Vogue.<p>The former pharmaceutical exec became infamous in 2015 after he …

Social Media

LG's 'blade-like' TV is as thin as four credit cards and hangs on the walls using just magnets

This year's CES in Las Vegas has seen a number of OLED televisions being launched. None, however, are as thin at this offering from LG.<p>Dubbed …

Credit Cards

A laser printer without ink or toner

Lasers that ‘softly’ burn paper could be the next evolution in printing. Former students of the University of Technology in Delft, Netherlands, have developed a technology that can print on any kind of paper without consumables, such as toner or ink.<p>This technique is not unlike burning paper using …