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  • Oldest living former MLB player dies at 102

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Family members say Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died in Havana. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday. Marrero was a diminutive right-hander from Cuba who went by the nickname "Connie" when he pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s.

  • Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops stops by Kentucky practice

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Presumably to support his brother (Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops), Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops was spotted at a Kentucky spring practice Wednesday. Bob Stoops was photographed sporting a University of Kentucky pullover, some sweet shades and a cup of what looks like Starbucks coffee. Football never sleeps. Maybe Stoops was passing along some tips on how to beat Alabama? Dating back to 2003, the Wildcats have lost four straight to the Crimson Tide.

  • Grizzlies' Courtney Lee says Memphis likes Westbrook taking shots

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    More Russell Westbrook is A-OK with Memphis Grizzlies guard Courtney Lee. Lee said he's just fine with Westbrook taking more shots for the Thunder in their Western Conference series. It's better than the alternative - aka Kevin Durant. "We're fine with Westbrook taking shots," Lee said. "I mean, that's kinda what you want - the more shots he takes, the less Durant takes." Westbrook and Durant each attempted 28 shots in the Thunder's 111-105 loss to Memphis on Monday, with Westbrook hitting 11 shots to Durant's 12.

  • Teens squeeze an invention from watery ketchup

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    It's a problem we've all faced. Just when your omelet or burger is ready for a quick hit of ketchup before digging in, it happens: watery ketchup, according to Good Morning America. Unlike the rest of us, two Kansas City, Mo., teenagers were not willing to settle for anything less than perfect tomato spread, so they did something about it. As a part of their Project Lead the Way engineering class at Liberty North High School in which students create solutions to problems through engineering, Tyler Richards and Jonathan Thompson, both 18, came up with the idea after thinking of answers to the prompt, "It bothers me when…" The two friends were both bothered by watery ketchup, and after an online survey to family and friends, they found that 85 percent of people said they agreed and, more than that, that they'd be interested in paying for a solution to too-liquidy spread. Thus, their year-long project was born, GMA reports.

  • Boy saves for Playstation, then gives money away

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    When you’re a kid, having enough money to buy your favorite toy is a big deal. So it’s pretty amazing that a 9-year-old boy dropped his plan to buy himself a PlayStation 4 in order to purchase 100 smoke detectors for his neighbors, according to Yahoo Shine. Hector Montoya of Grand Prairie, Texas, has spent the past few years saving his allowance and birthday money. After accumulating $305, he decided he would purchase the $400 game console when he had socked away enough cash. However, in late January, while watching the news, he learned about a mother and son who had died in a house fire. “Hector couldn’t understand why the family didn’t have smoke detectors,” Tanah Montoya, Hector’s mother, tells Yahoo Shine. “He said, ‘But mom, we have one in our home.’”

  • Stephen Colbert visits David Letterman

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    It's a "Late Show" lovefest tonight as outgoing host David Letterman welcomes his replacement, Stephen Colbert, as a guest for the first time since Colbert signed on to take the reins of CBS's late-night talk show next year, according to Yahoo TV. And this is no Leno-Conan situation; these two are obviously on great terms. Colbert has been a "Late Show" guest a dozen times already, and in the preview clip above, Letterman warmly introduces the man who'll take his seat as "the very talented and always entertaining Stephen Colbert."

  • Macklemore hits sour note with his Jordan shoe

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    As if two Grammys and a platinum record weren't proof enough that Macklemore is here to stay, the 30-year-old rapper recently received a present that most artists would never dream of, according to ThePostGame.com. Before performing at the Jordan Brand Classic at Barclays Center, Macklemore debuted some new shoes that are the result of his collaboration with Nike's Jordan Brand.

  • Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Wife Sara Kapfer Files For Divorce After 20 Years of Marriage

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Cuba Gooding Jr. better get ready to show his wife Sara Kapfer the money. After 20 years of marriage and three children together, Kapfer filed for divorce from Gooding on Tuesday, April 22, according to Yahoo Celebrity. The actor's now-estranged wife, a school teacher, cited irreconcilable differences in the filing papers, according to documents obtained by TMZ. She asked for joint custody for the couple's three children Spencer, 19, Mason, 17, and Piper, 8. "The Jerry Maguire actor, 46, actor, 46, met Kapfer as a teenager when they were high school sweethearts. Gooding and Kapfer were married in 1994, Yahoo Celebrity reports.

  • Teen's victory over McDonald's Happy Meal toys

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Connecticut teen Antonia Ayres-Brown is on her way to becoming a feminist hero this week for standing up to a billion dollar corporation — McDonald’s — over its alleged tendency to box kids in by gender when doling out Happy Meal toys, according to Yahoo Shine. “In the fall of 2008, when I was 11 years old, I wrote to the CEO of McDonald’s and asked him to change the way his stores sold Happy Meals,” Ayres-Brown, now a high-school junior and talented musician, wrote in a Slate essay that’s gone viral since being published on Monday. “I expressed my frustration that McDonald’s always asked if my family preferred a ‘girl toy’ or a ‘boy toy’ when we ordered a Happy Meal at the drive-through. My letter asked if it would be legal for McDonald’s ‘to ask at a job interview whether someone wanted a man’s job or a woman’s job?’” The precocious inquiry yielded a series of communications between Ayres-Brown and the fast-food chain. It also led to some serious data collecting by the girl and her dad Ian Ayres — who is, unsurprisingly, a heavy-hitting Yale law professor and economist who has previously collaborated with his daughter on research — about McDonald’s employees and the Happy Meal gender bias. The findings had them filing a complaint with the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities in no time. And while McDonald’s was initially dismissive, Ayres-Brown writes, the daughter-father team finally achieved a sort of victory in the form of a letter from McDonald’s chief diversity officer Patricia Harris in December of 2013.

  • Police Twitter campaign backfires badly

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    New York police Tuesday were eating extra helpings of humble pie after asking people to post images of themselves and NYPD officers on Twitter -- only to face a deluge of pictures of alleged police brutality, according to AFP. "Do you have a photo w/ a member of the NYPD? Tweet us & tag it #myNYPD. It may be featured on our Facebook," the department posted on its NYPD News Twitter feed, hoping to fuel a feel-good, low-cost public relations campaign. The result was anything but.

  • Camille Paglia: The Drinking Age Is Past Its Prime

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    The age 21 rule sets the United States apart from all advanced Western nations, and it has pushed kids toward pills and other anti-social behavior. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act, passed by Congress 30 years ago this July, is a gross violation of civil liberties and must be repealed. It is absurd and unjust that young Americans can vote, marry, enter contracts, and serve in the military at 18 but cannot buy an alcoholic drink in a bar or restaurant. The age 21 rule sets the United States apart from all advanced Western nations and lumps it with small or repressive countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Indonesia, Qatar, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates.

  • Video: Weatherman cannot stop laughing

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    WGRZ's weatherman Andy Parker broke into a full-on giggle fit Tuesday while reporting the weekly forecast. After what seemed like an off-screen joke not heard by viewers, Parker started laughing so hard that he had to walk away several times to get himself together. Nothing worked.

  • Laura Prepon Addresses Those Tom Cruise Dating Rumors

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    "It's just so funny that, when people don't know, they just make stuff up ... apparently I'm dating Tom Cruise right now," Prepon said during an interview with SheKnows.com. "And apparently he doesn't want me doing the show because I portray a lesbian and I'm a Scientologist. This is false; where are they even getting this stuff? It's unbelievable to me."

  • Woman's cancer scam bilked donors, police say

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    An Ohio woman who raised more than $21,000 to help her fight cancer turned out not to have the disease at all, according to police. Now, 35-year-old Mindy Taylor is facing felony theft charges for allegedly bilking donors who thought they were joining "Mindy's Army" to help pay her expenses.

  • Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic named NBA's Most Improved Player

    staff reports | Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic was announced as the Most Improved Player in the NBA on Wednesday. Dragic had a breakout 2013-14 season for the much-improved Phoenix Suns, averaging 20.3 points, 5.9 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game while shooting 50 percent from the field. With Dragic at the helm, the Suns improved from 23 wins last season to 48 in 2013-14. Dragic terrorized the Thunder this season, shooting 52 percent from the floor in three games.

  • VIDEO: Former OSU, Southwest Covenant kicker Dan Bailey flies with the Blue Angels 

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey crosses one more thing off of his bucket list after flying with the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels. The former Oklahoma State standout was taken on an extreme 45-minute ride out of Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla., and the cockpit camera was able to capture all his reactions at nearly 7 Gs of force. "I think the training we do in football, kicking especially, definitely helped me ... a lot of lower leg work," Bailey said of his experience. Bailey was also interviewed by the NFL Network staff about his new 7-year, $22.5 million dollar contract, concerns about Tony Romo and the state of the Dallas Cowboys.

  • 'Obama Not Welcome': Filipinos Protest Presidential Visit

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Police armed with truncheons, shields and a fire hose clashed with more than 100 left-wing activists who rallied at the U.S. Embassy in Manila on Wednesday to oppose a visit by President Barack Obama and an expected security pact that would increase the American military presence in the Philippines. Some of the protesters carried paper U.S. flags with the message: "Obama not welcome." Obama, who landed in Japan on Wednesday, is due to visit South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines over the next five days as part of a wider attempt to "rebalance" and "pivot" toward Asia.

  • Broken fingers reveal South Korea ferry victims' escape attempts

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Many of the children's bodies recovered from the sunken South Korea ferry in the past two days had broken fingers, local media reported - suggesting the victims had frantically tried to climb walls or floors to escape in their final moments, NBC and Reuters report. Divers continued to swim though dark, cold waters into the submerged Sewol Wednesday, feeling for bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks.

  • Edmond Sun: Police report home burglary outbreak in Edmond

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    EDMOND — Police said they are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect linked to a string of residential burglaries with common occurrences, reports the Edmond Sun. Jenny Monroe, spokeswoman for the Edmond Police Department, said the agency is investigating seven residential burglaries that occurred Monday in ...

  • PEOPLE names Most Beautiful Woman

    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    She may have won an Oscar for her role as the slave Patsey in Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave and recently landed a contract with Lancome Paris, but Lupita Nyong'o "never dreamed" she would be touted as "Most Beautiful" for all the world to see, says PEOPLE. "It was exciting and just a major, major compliment," the 31-year-old says of gracing this year's cover. And especially, "I was happy for all the girls who would see me on [it] and feel a little more seen."