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TDCJ Fails to Protect Prisoners From Extreme Heat

In 2010, the <b>Texas Department of Criminal Justice</b>'s Risk Management Division reminded employees in "heat awareness training" of the "common sense …

A family tradition: Willie Nelson's daughter arrested for pot possession

Despite a new poll released on April 22 that shows nine out of 10 Texans want to see marijuana decriminalized in the Lone Star State, it is still …

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Ghosts of Dallas: Majestic Theatre, 1954

“Soldiers from the Fourth Army, Fort Sam Houston, and the Third Army, Fort Hood, stand in formation in front of the Majestic Theater,” December …

Facebook, Gmail, Skype face Russia ban under 'anti-terror' plan

The Russian parliament's latest play could see major Western technology firms banned unless they store data on Russian soil -- a move that would allow authorities to easily snoop on user data.<p>Russia's parliament has passed legislation that could see Western technology firms barred from operating if …

How would a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 stack up against today’s Android phones?

If the larger screen sizes offered by Android phones has played a significant role in the purchase decisions of those who’ve moved away from the iPhone, it’ll be very interesting to see how many return when the iPhone 6 is launched, with its rumored 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens.<p><i>MacRumors</i> forum …

S Sudan rebels say closing in on oil fields

Rebels in South Sudan said they were closing in on key oil fields and two state capitals, predicting an imminent collapse of the government.<p>A statement from the rebels' spokesman, General Lul Ruai Koang, said on Thursday that forces battling President Salva Kiir captured the town of Renk, close to …

Shok1's Rainbow Negative Hands

London-based graffiti writer, Shok 1, recently painted a pair of rainbow hands that resemble X-ray negatives in Brooklyn, New York. See more from …

Streetwear

Gwen Stefani 'Certainly Fits That Bill' to Join The Voice, Carson Daly Says

Gwen Stefani‘s move to <i>The Voice</i> next season is not a done deal yet. But there’s no doubt she’ll be more than welcome to take a swiveling seat next to …

Gwen Stefani

Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jon Bon Jovi's hit tune "Who Says You Can't Go Home?" took on new meaning Tuesday as the rock star cut the ribbon on a namesake housing development for low-income residents and the formerly homeless in Philadelphia.<p>The 55-unit JBJ Soul Homes opened in the Francisville …

Titan FC signs UFC and Bellator vet Ben Saunders

Titan FC has a new and often crowd-pleasing addition to its welterweight division: Ben Saunders.<p>Titan FC officials, as well as the Bellator MMA and …

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Suspected mass grave excavated in Serbia

Experts have started excavating a mass grave in Serbia believed to contain at least 250 bodies of ethnic Albanians who were killed during the 1998-99 Kosovo war.<p>The Serbian government official dealing with the wartime missing, Veljko Odalovic, said on Wednesday that the excavation in the village of …

The Next Samsung Galaxy Cameraphone Leaks

This is allegedly the Samsung Galaxy K, the successor to the odd Galaxy S4 Zoom. The device in question sports the same faux leather casing as the Galaxy S5 and Samsung has a product launch on the books in the coming days. Chances are good this is the real deal.<p>The leaked specs state that this …

Moscow’s War on Social Media Claims a New Casualty

The CEO of Europe’s second-largest social network was sacked this week as the Putin regime’s campaign to silence its internal critics went into …

Move Over, Google Glass; Here Come Google Contact Lenses

Google is working on smart contact lenses, and two patents secured last week suggest the company is taking the idea seriously. The company is working on contacts with embedded cameras, as well as lenses aimed at diabetics who need to constantly monitor their blood sugar levels.<p>In the latter …

South Sudan: UN makes grim discoveries in Bentiu

The United Nations says the ongoing conflict in South Sudan has a disturbing echo of events in Rwanda 20 years ago.<p>Toby Lanzer, the UN's top humanitarian official, said piles and piles of bodies were left in the town of Bentiu following an attack last week by fighters loyal to the former Vice …

Africa

One Week After Abduction, More Than 200 Girls Still Missing in Nigeria

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>One week after their abduction from their school, more than 200 girls are still missing in Nigeria, …

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Chinese Twitter clone Weibo makes $285.6M in its U.S. IPO, shares up 19%

Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like service under Chinese online media company Sina, went public on the Nasdaq Capital Market this week under the ticker symbol of “WB.”<p>The company filed for this long-rumored IPO in March 2014.<p>The company will issue 16.8 million American depository shares at the bottom of …

Future: How Hip-Hop's Paranoid Android Became a Robocroon Superstar

He's sung hooks for everyone from Miley Cyrus to Rick Ross. Now he's blasting off on his own. Inside the reclusive studio hustle of rap's most wanted …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Puff Daddy Is Upsettingly Rich

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>Today in celebrity gossip: Certain hip hop artists are very wealthy, turmoil on the</i> Glee <i>set, and</i> …

NBA PLAYOFF PREVIEW: The One Thing You Need To Know About Every Series

We're still a few weeks away from the marquee match-ups we all want to see (Heat-Pacers III, anything in the West). So consider this your basketball appetizer.<p>We went through every first-round series and picked the winners.<p><b>San Antonio Spurs (1) vs. Dallas Mavericks (8)</b><p>The Mavericks are the worst …

NBA

With playoffs, Warriors-Clippers rivalry grows

Players and coaches from both sides have claimed for two seasons that the Warriors and Clippers haven't developed a rivalry, because they have never played for anything of significance.<p>That argument won't fly anymore.<p>The sixth-seeded Warriors - playing without their most physical presence - will …

4 years after Gulf oil spill, wildlife still dying

The 2010 BP oil spill left a lasting legacy that the National Wildlife Federation says is still killing animals in record numbers.<p>Four years after …

Oil Spills

Idaho Residents Protest Auction of Public Lands for Oil and Gas Drilling

Yesterday, prior to the Idaho Oil and Gas Commission auctioning of mineral rights for 17,700 acres of state endowment land, a small but lively group …

How BP turned a whole community into an endangered species

Whether you live in Seattle, Baltimore, or Schenectady, N.Y., if you’ve had an oyster dish, chances are the shelled delicacies came from the Gulf of …