• The all-female 'Ghostbusters' cast, remade as paper dolls

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    After months of speculation, it seems the cast of the next Ghostbusters is set. On Tuesday, director Paul Feig tweeted an image of Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, the new team of paranormal investigators in the upcoming all-female remake, Mashable reports. Filming isn't expected to begin until this summer, but it's never to early to start merchandising. So we made these paper dolls of the new squad in full bustin' regalia, complete with unlicensed nuclear accelerators. Plus Slimer, because why not? Print and cut them out to make your own ghastly adventures, or just make your officemates jealous.

  • When a tweet diverts a plane: FBI probing Twitter threats against airlines

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Five U.S. flights have been evacuated, delayed or diverted in the past week as a result of threats made against airlines on Twitter, Mashable reports.  On top of that, at least 20 different flights have been threatened in a series of tweets from different users since Saturday, NBC News reported. More than 50 threats have been made online since Jan. 17, CNN said. The messages are often bomb threats, or sometimes discuss other weapons supposedly aboard a plane.

  • Texas Rep. to Staff: Ask Muslim Visitors to Pledge Allegiance to U.S.

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Freshman state Rep. Molly White, R-Belton, is not in Austin today to celebrate Texas Muslim Capitol Day. But she left instructions for the staff in her Capitol office on how to handle visitors who are, including asking them to declare allegiance to the United States, The Texas Tribune reports. "I did leave an Israeli flag on the reception desk in my office with instructions to staff to ask representatives from the Muslim community to renounce Islamic terrorist groups and publicly announce allegiance to America and our laws," she posted on Facebook. "We will see how long they stay in my office." Texas Muslim Capitol Day is organized by the Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. On its website, the day-long event is described as "an opportunity for community members to learn about the democratic political process and how to be an advocate for important issues." The agenda calls for sessions about political activism and visits to the offices of state representatives.

  • DeMarco Murray says he's prepared to play elsewhere

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray stopped by the Dan Patrick show on Thursday morning (you can watch the entire interview here ), and said that he's prepared to play elsewhere in 2015 if he doesn't re-sign with the Cowboys. "Yeah. I understand the business aspect of it," Murray said when asked by Patrick if he's prepared to play for another team next season. "There's no hard feelings if we can't reach a deal together, but hopefully we can and we'll see what happens." Murray, who led the NFL in rushing in 2014 (1,845 yards), is a free agent entering the offseason. The former OU running back said it wasn't so much about a final pay day or big contract, but "at the end of the day, it's about winning a Super Bowl." "I don't know yet. We're just taking it day-by-day. We're not worried about it too much right now," Murray said of his contract negotiations. "We just wrapped up the Pro Bowl. We'll touch bases when we have to, but right now we don't." Patrick went on to ask Murray if both he and current Cowboys teammate Dez Bryant can both be re-signed. It's been widely debated whether or not the Cowboys can ( or should ) keep Murray, Bryant, or both. "You're asking the wrong guy," Murray said. "Hopefully, when it's all said and done, we both remain there. We've built a great foundation along with coach (Jason) Garrett and the rest of the team. I think that team is heading in the right direction." Murray's former OU teammate Sam Bradford  also addressed questions about his future Wednesday on WWLS 98.1 FM.

  • Jesse Ventura Won't See 'American Sniper'; Says Chris Kyle Is No Hero

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    American Sniper is tops at the box office but don’t expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it.

  • Ball pit for grown ups opens in Hammersmith

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    A ball pit for adults only has opened in west London.

  • Amazing picture shows 200-year-old mummified monk in lotus position discovered in Mongolia

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    A 200-year-old mummified monk in a lotus position has been discovered in Mongolia.

  • Woman Turns 40, Marries Herself

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    A woman who vowed that if she didn’t find love by the time she turned 40 married herself earlier this month in a lavish ceremony here in Houston, according to reports. The Houston Chronicle reports Yasmin Eleby married herself at the Houston Museum of African American Culture on January 3 in a lavish ceremony with10 bridesmaids in attendance, plus family and other guests on hand to celebrate the event. For this ceremony, Eleby’s minister sister performed the spiritual service, as it’s not legal to marry yourself. The pictures from the ceremony look normal, except that Eleby is by herself in the photos and not standing with a spouse.

  • Denver airport bans pot-themed souvenir sales

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Visitors to the Mile High City will have to leave Denver International Airport before picking up marijuana-themed souvenirs, USA TODAY reports. Airport officials earlier this month banned the sale of pot-themed merchandise at DIA's shops after merchants began offering T-shirts and other items that officials felt were crossing the line from clever to overt. Well before the state legalized recreational marijuana sales a year ago, Colorado vendors sold T-shirts making oblique jokes about "the entire town being high."

  • Violent Psychopaths Don't Register Punishment, Study Says

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Violent psychopaths seem to have abnormalities in the parts of the brain that learn from punishment, according to a new study published in the journal Lancet Psychiatry. Knowledge about these brain differences could one day be used to help children whose brain makeup puts them at risk for psychopathy, TIME reports. Using fMRI imaging, a team of researchers looked at the brain signaling of 50 men: 12 violent offenders—all people with antisocial personality disorder and psychopathy who had been convicted of murder, rape, attempted murder or grievous bodily harm—20 violent offenders with antisocial personality disorder but not psychopathy, and 18 non-offenders.

  • Andy Murray defends decision to hire female coach

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Andy Murray sounded off against his critics in regards to his coaching relationship with Amelie Mauresmo on Thursday after reaching the Australian Open final, USA TODAY reports. Murray, the world No. 6 and into his first Grand Slam final since winning Wimbledon in 2013, spoke out on court in an interview with Jim Courier on Australia's Channel 7. "A lot of people criticized me working with her," Murray said of Mauresmo, whom he appointed as coach in June of last year. "And I think so far this week we have shown that women can be very good coaches as well."

  • Hillary Clinton said to consider delay of 2016 campaign announcement

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Hillary Rodham Clinton may be pushing off the formal announcement of her likely presidential campaign to sometime this summer, USA TODAY reports. Politico reports the former secretary of State “is strongly considering delaying the formal launch” of her campaign from April until July. The story cites unnamed Democrats and advisers.

  • Sources: Probe Into On-Duty Sex In Philadelphia Fire Department

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Sources tell CBS 3 allegations of sexual activity on-duty involving as many as a dozen male members of the Philadelphia Fire Department have been investigated by the Office of the Philadelphia Inspector General. The sources reveal top Fire Department officials are now considering possible disciplinary action against some or all of the members, after receiving the Inspector General’s final report.

  • Arizona measles outbreak reaches 'critical point'

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Two more cases of measles were confirmed in Arizona on Tuesday, and public health officials have warned that hundreds more people in the state may have been exposed this month. Both of the cases confirmed Tuesday — a man in Pinal County and a woman in Phoenix — were linked to a family of four whose measles cases were confirmed last week following travel to Disneyland in California.

  • M5.7 Quake Strikes Humboldt County Coast

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    A magnitude-5.7 earthquake struck 25 miles southwest of Ferndale, Humboldt County on Wednesday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake was reported 40 miles southwest of Eureka. According to USGS, the quake took place at 1:08 p.m.

  • 12,000 joints rolled for Super Bowl '12th Pack'

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    SEATTLE -- Solstice employees are working double-time to fill orders of their new 12th Pack in time for the Super Bowl, reports KING5. "It's not like I go home with cramps or anything," Katy Filippone smiled. Filippone is a pre-roll aficionado, but even for her, the joint-rolling speed inside Solstice's production room is moving fast. She's rolling about 180-220 joints in an 8-hour shift. That's double her normal pace.

  • 'Thorn Birds' author Colleen McCullough dies

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Australian author Colleen McCullough has died at age 77 after a long illness, USA Today reports. McCullough died Thursday in a hospital on remote Norfolk Island, Shona Martyn, publishing director for HarperCollins Australia, said in a statement to AP. The writer penned 25 novels throughout her career, but it was the 1977 blockbuster novel The Thorn Birds that changed her life as it became an international best seller. The paperback rights alone sold for $1.9 million. Her first novel, Tim, was published in 1974. Her final book, Bittersweet, was released in 2013.

  • A Note To My Readers

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    One of the things I’ve always tried to do at the Dish is to be up-front with readers, says Andrew Sullivan in a note to his readers. This sometimes means grotesque over-sharing; sometimes it means I write imprudent arguments I have to withdraw; sometimes it just means a monthly update on our revenues and subscriptions; and sometimes I stumble onto something actually interesting. But when you write every day for readers for years and years, as I’ve done, there’s not much left to hide. And that’s why, before our annual auto-renewals, I want to let you know I’ve decided to stop blogging in the near future.

  • Super Bowl 2015: 50,000 computer simulations, one clear winner

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    Betting on the Super Bowl is undeniably an uncertainty and a risk. A much less risky bet would be that Paul Bessire's  PredictionMachine.com  has the most thorough and sound reasoning for why the Seattle Seahawks will defeat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1 in Phoenix, Arizona, CBS Bostonreports. PredictionMachine.com uses some of the most advanced analytics available today and analyzes them through a machine they call "The Predictalator," which is, "the most in-depth, state-of-the-art sports prediction software ever created."

  • Rare fox spotted in Yosemite National Park

    Published: Thu, Jan 29, 2015

    It's not every day that a fox sighting makes headlines. But when it's a once-in-a-century sighting of a rare Sierra Nevada red fox, it merits a mention. Researchers on staff at Yosemite National Park made the find during a five-day trek through the backwoods of the park. The scientists, part of the aptly named Yosemite Carnivore Crew, went to check on motion sensitive cameras. That's when they saw them: two images of the fox, one from December and another in January, trotting through the snow.




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