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Bob Barker Does Something New For His Return to The Price Is Right

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?<p>Today, to mark his 90th birthday, former <i>The Price Is Right</i> host Bob Barker returned to the show for …

Golden Globe Nominations: Hustle and Slave Lead the Star Parade

<b>Woody Allen</b> won’t be there — <b>Diane Keaton</b> will pick up the Cecil B. De Mille life-achievement award for the ostentatiously reclusive writer-director — …

May All Your Christmases Be White: Fox News Reports Santa Claus Is Real, and a White Man

Last night on Megyn Kelly’s Fox News show, a panel discussed a Slate essay by Aisha Harris, “Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore.” The …

Baseball is About to Get Even More Boring

Growing up, my younger brother and I used to play a game we called “play at the plate.” The rules were simple: I’d throw a tennis ball in his …

Woman Guilty of Pushing Husband Off Cliff

A Montana woman pleaded guilty Thursday to pushing her newlywed husband off a cliff, changing her plea just before lawyers in the case were set to …

More Obamacare Deadlines Extended

<b>Updated 7:14 p.m.</b><p>In a sign of how seriously website enrollment problems have hampered implementation of the new health care reform law, federal …

Chromecast Revisited

My home entertainment center is crowded with hardware, from numerous game consoles to a full-blown desktop PC. But over the last four months, none of …

Understanding Schizophrenia: Fake Signer at Mandela Memorial Claims Mental Illness

Could schizophrenia explain Thamsanqa Jantjie’s bizarre behavior?<p>“I don’t remember any of this at all,” Jantjie told the Associated Press when a …

Lie of the Year: Obama Quote on Keeping Your Healthcare

A statement by President Barack Obama has been given the dubious honor of “Lie of the Year” with a rating of “Pants on Fire” by the Tampa Bay <i>Times</i>’ …

Calls on Flights? Still Up in the Air

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 Thursday to consider a proposal to allow in-flight calling, but you shouldn’t worry about getting …

Indians Turn ‘Gay For a Day’ to Protest Supreme Court Ruling

Hundreds of people have taken to the streets to protest the decision by India’s Supreme Court to uphold the law criminalizing homosexuality.<p>Even more …

Four Stabbed After Denver Broncos Home Game

Bloodshed and brawling broke out in the parking lot of Denver’s Sports Authority Field with four people stabbed following the Broncos loss to the San …

Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $400 Million

Someone could get very rich on Friday.<p>The Mega Millions jackpot, now estimated at $400 million, is the fifth-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, …

Robots Have Taken Over the Internet

More than 60 percent of all Internet traffic now comes from bots, according to a new study.<p>The study, published earlier this week by the web security …

Ohio Cop Tells Kanye to ‘Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself’

Rapper Kanye West recently likened his career to that of a police or a soldier at war: “I’m just giving up my body on the stage and putting my life …

Huckabee Keeps Name in 2016 Mix

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he’s considering another presidential campaign in 2016.<p>“I’m keeping the door open,” Huckabee told the New …

Brave Soul Somehow Connects 27-Year-Old Mac Plus to the Web

For those of you out there who have been pulling your hair out trying to figure out a way to connect your 27-year-old Mac Plus to the Internet, help …

These 7 Books Are Banned at Guantanamo Bay

The director of the legal charity Reprieve, which provides legal assistance to prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. military prison, has released a …

The New War in Mobile Is All About Messaging Apps Like Snapchat

There’s a new battle brewing in the social media world. Direct messaging, long a minor feature of most social networks, is gaining more prominence as …

3 Things You Should Basically Never, Ever Say

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to</i> <i>entrepreneurs and business owners</i>. The article below was …

Why Nobody Wants to Shop at the Mall Anymore

The pattern established over Black Friday weekend has continued: While sales at brick-and-mortar stores have slumped, e-retail sales keep on …

Stephen King Series Coming to ABC

<i>Grand Central</i>, described as a “character-driven procedural with a supernatural twist,” will debut on the Alphabet network sometime in 2014. It joins …

Earth, Wind and Fire: The Extreme Weather of 2013

A woman carries her child through a field near the collapsed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., May 20, 201<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Sue Ogrocki—AP

Why You Should Believe Liars When They Say They’re Lying

It’s because a new study shows that people — including liars — are more honest than you think.Researchers from the University of Amsterdam and …

More Federal Agencies To Recognize Same-Sex Marriages

Two more federal agencies announced Friday they will change their policies to recognize same-sex marriages, as the Obama administration continues to …

Woman Who Miscarried in Jail Says She Was Forced to Clean Up

A British woman who had a miscarriage at a private prison last month was forced to clean up her own blood in her cell while the dead fetus was left …

Navy Names First 4-Star Female Admiral

President Obama <b>nominated</b> Vice Admiral Michelle Howard for a fourth star Friday, becoming the first woman in Navy history to attain the rank—assuming …

Man Arrested in Plot to Bomb Kansas Airport

A Kansas man who police say cited Osama bin Laden as an inspiration was arrested Friday for allegedly plotting to detonate a car laden with …

Smoke from E-Cigs Still Poses Some Second-Hand Risk

It’s not real tobacco smoke, but the emissions from electronic cigarettes can still contain harmful ingredients.<p>A new study published in the journal</i> …

Drunk Driving Teen Avoids Jail Because of the Parenting He Received

Is bad parenting an excuse for murder?<p>That’s what Scott Brown, attorney for Ethan Couch and an expert witness psychologist, implied when he used the …