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Cocaine, Oreos and our rat-like taste for credulous news

The story variously reported this week as "Oreos are equally as addictive as cocaine," "Wanna a new drug? Try Oreos" and, almost lyrically, "Oreos are as addictive as cocaine to your brain" was picked up by the news media like a fresh doughnut off the tray at the morning meeting. The study, which …

Oreos

Asteroid threat in 2032? Don't panic, but don't brush it off

Science News<p>A big asteroid sailed past Earth last month, and astronomers haven't yet totally excluded the possibility that it'll hit us when it comes around in 2032. If the past is any guide, we won't have to worry about asteroid 2013 TV135 — but it's a reminder that we'll have to fend off a killer …

Apple’s claims about the security of its iMessage service might not be totally true

Remember when Apple said it couldn’t read your iMessages? It turns out that isn’t necessarily true.<p>Apple, it appears, <i>could potentially</i> read texts sent via its iMessaging service, according to a presentation given by security researchers at Quarkslab on Thursday (Oct. 17) titled “How Apple Can Read …

In France, Deportation Of Teenage Girl Ignites Fierce Debate

A 15-year-old schoolgirl is at the center of an emotional debate in France over the country's immigration policies.<p>Leonarda Dibrani was taken away by police during a field trip with her school class last week and deported along with her parents and five siblings to Kosovo. Many French are outraged …

Health Groups Urge Katy Perry To Drop Pepsi Deal

In an open letter that will be published in Variety on Monday, several health advocacy groups write to Katy Perry urging her to stop making commercials for Pepsi. "Today soda companies are using you and other celebrities to convince young people that drinking soda is hip, sexy and rebellious."

Public Health

Company linked to salmonella outbreak IDs source

<b>Livingston, Merced County</b> --<p>Mired in a public relations fiasco, Foster Farms representatives did their first series of media interviews Friday since a March salmonella outbreak sickened 317 people, nearly three-quarters of them from California.<p>The company sought to assure the public that it …

Furloughed Workers Binged On Netflix During Government Shutdown, Report Suggests

Netflix might want the government to shut down a lot more often.<p>Washington, D.C., saw a spike in weekday Netflix traffic during the more than two-week government shutdown, according to a report prepared for The Huffington Post by Procera Networks, a company that monitors web activity. According to …

Associated Press News

Syria: UN aid chief calls for urgent ceasefire in Muadhamiya

<b>The UN's humanitarian chief has called for an "immediate pause in hostilities" in Muadhamiya, a rebel-held suburb of the Syrian capital, Damascus.</b><p>Valerie Amos said 3,000 people were evacuated last Sunday, but that the same number were trapped in the town amid continuing shelling and …

FBI and Capitol Police Investigating Ted Cruz Twitter Threats

The FBI today confirmed it is helping Capitol Police to investigate possible Twitter threats made against Sen. Ted Cruz.<p>An FBI official told ABC News …

Understanding Obamacare

What the Fight's Really About<p>The story of two Georgia Republicans captures the essence of the fight over the law. One wants to wipe Obamacare off the books. The other says he needs it to stay alive.<p>The Big Change: Covering Pre-Existing Conditions<p>The major new benefit for consumers, as the law …

Obamacare wins? See you in 2014

Obamacare wins!<p>Now, let’s talk about that website.<p>President Barack Obama’s signature health care law is now turning into a 2014 election issue, rather than the disastrous defunding fight that led the government to close for three weeks. With the shutdown out of the way, the health care law’s …

Newly discovered asteroid flies past Earth

Asteroid made a "close" approach to planet but there is next to no risk of it hitting.<p>A newly discovered asteroid flew "close" to Earth this week and is likely to return in 2032, NASA has said.<p>However, the US space agency added there was almost no risk of the 410m-wide rock hitting the planet.<p>The …

Apple taken to court over unwanted iOS 7 install download

A California man is taking Apple to court over what he says were "unwanted" downloads of iOS 7 onto his family's gadgets.<p>Mark Menacher, a resident of Poway, Calif., filed a small-claims complaint against Apple's CEO Tim Cook in the Superior Court of California in San Diego on Thursday, asking for …

Asteroid 2013 TV135: doomsday again (yawn)

Head for the hills (although that won't save you). A number of lurid internet headlines today are heavily hinting at doom in 2032 because a 410-metre-wide asteroid could hit the Earth.<p>If it does, the reports say, it could create an explosion 50 times greater than the biggest nuclear bomb ever …

Accidentally freed Florida murderers recaptured

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1020000/1020869_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534422807_093cf59b8dd3346cf2e71da048c24b69<p><b>Two convicted murderers who used forged documents to trick their way out of prison in Florida have been recaptured, US officials say.</b><p>Joseph Jenkins …

Seven Cruises for People Who Hate Cruises (Photos)

Open Water<p>Seven Cruises for People Who Hate Cruises (Photos)<p>Cruises don't have to mean massive boats and potential disasters. Andrew Harper picks …

Is it easier to pirate movies or stream them? New website aims to find out

Often times the most pirated movies each week can't streamed or rented online to begin with. That's according to piracydata.org, a new website that — simply by pointing out the lack of convenient viewing options — is trying to shift some responsibility for rampant internet piracy back to content …

Is this the stomach-turning truth about what the Neanderthals ate?

It was the tell-tale tartar on the teeth that told the truth. Or at least, that is what it appeared to do. Researchers – after studying calcified plaque on Neanderthal fossil teeth found in El Sidrón cave in Spain – last year concluded that members of this extinct human species cooked vegetables …

Americans want to dump Congress members: It's not us, it's you

This is how much Americans dislike Congress:<p>They like Homeland Security more.<p>They like federal bureaucrats more.<p>They like the IRS more. Far, far more.<p>A newly released Pew Research Center poll gives Congress credit for a rare miracle: uniting Democrats and Republicans. With a sense of agreement …

Associated Press News

Reader's Dilemma: My Boyfriend Took Me Back After I Cheated, But He Won't Tell People We're Together Again

Pinterest<p>Today's reader made a mistake, and we're not going to judge her because she admits it, she's making amends, and hey, we've <i>all</i> made mistakes too. Instead, we're going to help her figure out how to move past it.<p>She writes:<p>I made a huge mistake and cheated on my boyfriend, and we had a …

3 Fall Fashion Trends, 3 Different Ways: How to Style Plaid, Floral Prints, and Leather

5 Tasty Ideas for Avoiding Halloween Sweets

1. Turn your usual pub fare into a healthy lunch. Spread whole-grain mustard on toasted gluten-free bread, top with coleslaw, relish, and a few slices of Swiss cheese, and place in the toaster oven until the cheese is melted to make yourself your very own Reuben.<p>2. Enjoy gluten-free "cucumber" …

Well, This Was Bound to Happen: Profile Videos Are the New Profile Pictures for Online Dating

You guys, I already feel like online dating is too much work. I am not up for this new challenge. I'm so tired.<p>It's already hard enough to select the perfect profile pictures that make me look pretty (but not better than in real life, a.k.a. that one picture where I look way skinnier than I am), …

21 Halloween Nail Designs That Are Better Than A Costume

Our Halloween participation will never reach Heidi Klum-level craziness, but we do like to keep it low-key festive. Let a themed manicure be your costume, because at least it doesn't involve fake blood or I-regret-everything glitter. From literal coffins to abstract candy corn, here are 21 spooky …

Candy Corn

Female Model Switches Career — To Male Modeling

Photo: Via @elliottsailors<p>Look at the picture on the left. Now look at the picture on the right. Hard to believe, but they're the same person, …