• Report: Big 12 to consider rule change that would grant OU's Baker Mayfield another year of eligibility

    Report: Big 12 to consider rule change that...

    Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield will have another chance to get back the year of eligibility he lost when he transferred from Texas Tech. According to a report from the Dallas Morning News, a proposed rule change is on the agenda for the Big 12's faculty representatives Wednesday at conference meetings next week in Las Colinas. Mayfield was forced to sit out the 2014 season when he transferred following his freshman year and was penalized by losing a year of eligibility because of the move to another conference member.  Mayfield's initial appeal was denied in May 2015, but he went on to win the starting quarterback job and led Oklahoma to the Big 12 title. He would be a senior this season without a change of heart by the Big 12.

  • Automakers recall 12 million U.S. vehicles over Takata air bags

    Automakers recall 12 million U.S. vehicles over...

    Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    Eight automakers said on Friday they are recalling more than 12 million U.S. vehicles for defective Takata air bags, expanding the largest-ever auto safety push, documents posted by U.S. regulators showed.

  • KFOR: Baseball manager absolutely loses it when things don’t go his way

    KFOR: Baseball manager absolutely loses it when...

    Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    TULSA, Okla. – A minor league baseball manager threw a temper tantrum when things didn’t go his way.   Frisco Rough Riders manager Joe Mikulik got a little carried away this week when his team was up against the Tulsa Drillers.   Mikulik was arguing a call with the refs when he threw his helmet.

  • Kay Jewelers accused of swapping diamonds with fakes

    Kay Jewelers accused of swapping diamonds with...

    Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    NEW YORK — Diamonds are supposed to be forever, unless, as some consumers are alleging, you shop at Kay Jewelers. Some customers are claiming that after they took their diamond jewelry to Kay Jewelers, the rare stones were mysteriously replaced with cheap imitations. Kay said that it is “actively reviewing this issue.” Shares of Signet Jewelers (SIG), Kay’s parent company, fell as much as 11 percent on Thursday, although the share plunge came after the company’s earnings fell short of analysts’ estimates. Chrissy Clarius told BuzzFeed that she would bring her $4,300 engagement ring, which was bought at Kay Jewelers, to Kay every six months to get it inspected, as this was part of the company’s gemstone guarantee that insures the stone will “last forever.” After taking the ring in February for its six-month checkup, she said the Kay employee couldn’t find the diamond’s certification number. Suspicious, she took the ring to another jeweler, who tested the stone and declared that it was moissanite, a cheaper stone.

  • Airport screening made 70,000 miss American Airlines flights this year

    Airport screening made 70,000 miss American...

    Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    Airport screening delays have caused more than 70,000 American Airlines (AAL.O) customers and 40,000 checked bags to miss their flights this year, an executive for the airline told a U.S. congressional subcommittee on Thursday.   A shortage of staff and a surge in air travelers have created a nightmare scenario for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), with airport wait times in places like Chicago stretching beyond two hours. While TSA is taking steps to shorten lines such as hiring more full-time officers, it lacks the staffing to handle peak travel times this summer, Administrator Peter Neffenger said on Wednesday.

  • Katie Couric slammed for 'deceptive' documentary about gun rights

    Katie Couric slammed for \'deceptive\'...

    Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    Gun rights activists featured in a new documentary hosted by Katie Couric say it utilizes deceptive editing to misrepresent their response to a question from the news anchor.   Members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League took part in a roundtable discussion in the film "Under the Gun."   A clip appears to show nine seconds of silence after Couric asks them, "If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?"

  • Daughters for Sale: How American Girls Are Being Sold Online

    Daughters for Sale: How American Girls Are...

    Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    In an old home movie, young Natalie is laughing and running around with a soccer ball. She’s around 12 years old, and she looks at the camera and says, “When I grow up, I would like to be a doctor.”   But a few years later, that laughing, carefree young girl was sold for sex allegedly through the website, Backpage.com. She estimates she was paid for sex over 100 times, and she firmly believes that the site made it possible for her pimp to post ads offering her for sex over and over again.   “Continuously. All day, every day. 24/7,” Natalie told ABC News “Nightline.” She has asked us to refer to her as “Natalie” for this report, and her parents have asked that we do not use their last name.

  • Barack Obama 'will reveal alien and UFO details held by the US before he leaves office'

    Barack Obama \'will reveal alien and UFO details...

    Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    Barack Obama is close to making a groundbreaking announcement regarding UFO and extra-terrestrial activity before he leaves office, it's been reported.   The US President is under pressure thanks to similar disclosure promises made by the campaign of Democratic candidate for Obama's replacement, Hillary Clinton.   Stephen Bassett, executive director of US-based Paradigm Research Group (PRG), believes that there could be a massive announcement to come.

  • Male doctor helps Saudi woman deliver baby - and is then shot by husband

    Male doctor helps Saudi woman deliver baby -...

    Published: Fri, May 27, 2016

    A Jordanian doctor who helped deliver a baby at a Saudi hospital was shot by the woman's husband who was angry that a male obstetrician tended to his wife, according to a report in the London-based Al-Araby newspaper.   Dr. Mohannad al-Zubn helped a woman give birth in the King Fahd Medical City in the Saudi capital of Riyadh last month.   According to Al-Araby, the father went to the hospital in order to "thank" the doctor, only to pull out a gun and shoot him at close range.

  • Stevie Nicks: A Rock Goddess Looks Back

    Stevie Nicks: A Rock Goddess Looks Back

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Maker of myths, wearer of shawls, for the legendary singer-songwriter nothing – and everything – has changed.

  • Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie has terminal cancer

    Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie has terminal...

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    (CNN)Gord Downie, the lead singer for the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, has terminal brain cancer. Downie was diagnosed in December and "since then, obviously, he's endured a lot of difficult times," the band said on its website Tuesday morning. For 30 years, Tragically Hip has been one of Canada's most successful acts, racking up 14 Juno awards and nine No. 1s. And the 52-year-old Downie is one of its most charismatic singers.

  • Art Briles dismissed as football coach at Baylor

    Art Briles dismissed as football coach at Baylor

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Art Briles was dismissed as Baylor football coach after eight seasons with the school, according to ESPN. Players were notified of the news via text message from Briles, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy. The school will make the announcement at 11 a.m., the report said. Briles, who was hired in December 2007, went 4-8 in his first two seasons. Baylor then went 7-6 and played in its first bowl game in 16 years in 2010. Since 2011, Briles has compiled a 50-15 record, winning 10 games or more in four of the last five seasons. The Baylor football program has been embroiled in scandal in recent weeks, including allegations of violence against women by football players. The school commissioned a third-party law firm to investigate the school's handling of rampant allegations. The report is expected to be released to the public soon. Defensive coordinator Phil Bennett will take over as head coach, according to Yahoo! Sports' Pat Forde.

  • A pair of glasses were left on the floor at a museum and everyone mistook it for art

    A pair of glasses were left on the floor at a...

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Several visitors to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this week were fooled into thinking a pair of glasses set on the floor by a 17-year-old prankster was a postmodern masterpiece.   “Upon first arrival we were quite impressed with the artwork and paintings presented in the huge facility,” TJ Khayatan told BuzzFeed. “However, some of the ‘art’ wasn’t very surprising to some of us.”   “We stumbled upon a stuffed animal on a gray blanket and questioned if this was really impressive to some of the nearby people.”

  • Meet the man who travels 350,000 miles a year

    Meet the man who travels 350,000 miles a year

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Navigating cultural mores is unnerving, keeping a routine is next to impossible. But this globe-trotting Chilean wouldn’t have it any other way. In his early-20s then, he got his first taste of the wider world. Flying abroad and living out of a suitcase was a lifestyle he could get used to.

  • Twitter abuse - '50% of misogynistic tweets from women'

    Twitter abuse - \'50% of misogynistic tweets...

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Half of all misogynistic tweets posted on Twitter come from women, a study suggests. Over a three-week period, think tank Demos counted the number of uses of two particular words as indicators of misogyny. It found evidence of large-scale misogyny, with 6,500 unique users targeted by 10,000 abusive tweets in the UK alone.

  • Undocumented immigrant posed as dead veteran to get VA, Social Security benefits

    Undocumented immigrant posed as dead veteran to...

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    PHOENIX - An undocumented immigrant has been using the identity of a dead man for the past four years to get benefits of nearly $30,000.   Court records show that the 69-year-old man took the identity of man deceased since 1994 to get social security, VA and other Federal, state and local benefits since 2012.   Police report that Rene Ortiz Quintana has been in the United States illegally for about 50 years. They say that in October of 2012 he took the identity of Ruben J. Gallardo, a man who has been dead since 1994.

  • Casey Anthony's lawyer admits she killed daughter Caylee, investigator says

    Casey Anthony\'s lawyer admits she killed...

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    More than five years after a jury in Florida cleared Casey Anthony in the murder of her two-year-old daughter, Caylee, a private investigator claimed the mom's attorney admitted she killed the girl and hid her body.   Dominic Casey made the claim in court documents that went public last month in Casey Anthony's bankruptcy case. He also suggested that the mom paid her lawyer with sex.   The investigator claimed attorney Jose Baez hired him days after police arrested the mom in July 2008. He said, "Baez had told me that Casey had murdered Caylee and dumped the body somewhere and, he needed all the help he could get to find the body before anyone else did."

  • Amber Heard files for divorce from Johnny Depp

    Amber Heard files for divorce from Johnny Depp

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Johnny Depp’s wife has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences after just over a year of marriage.   Court records show that Amber Heard filed for divorce on Monday and is seeking spousal support from the Oscar-nominated actor. The split also comes hard on the heels of the death on 20 May of Depp’s mother, Betty Sue Palmer, after a long illness.   Depp and Heard recently hit the headlines for a bizarre spat with Australian deputy prime minister and minister for agriculture Barnaby Joyce, after Heard fell foul of biosecurity rules for unlawfully bringing the pair’s dogs into the country. Joyce threatened to have the dogs euthanised unless they “buggered off” back to the United States.

  • Man catches teens breaking into house, makes them call 9-1-1 to report themselves

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    COOS BAY, Ore. - A homeowner caught three 14-year-olds burglarizing his Coos Bay house on Sunday afternoon, and forced one of the boys to call 9-1-1 to report the attempted theft.   The three boys were all taken to the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Facility on several charges including burglary II, criminal trespassing, and marijuana possession.   The homeowner was armed when he found the boys burglarizing his home on Terramar Road, the Coos County Sheriff's Office said. According to emergency dispatchers, he told one of the teens to call police and report the burglary in progress.

  • Man says he was attacked for taking 5-year-old daughter inside men's restroom

    Man says he was attacked for taking 5-year-old...

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    CLINTON — A trip to the men’s restroom at a Walmart in Clinton quickly escalated into a full-fledged struggle when one man criticized another for bringing his 5-year-old daughter with him.   Christopher Adams said his 7-year-old son, Kyler, and 5-year-old daughter, Emery, both had to go when the family visited the store Sunday to buy blinds and storage bins, so he took them both inside the men’s restroom in the back of the store.   “This guy walks in and goes to the bathroom, the urinal,” Adams recalled Tuesday. “Then he just, like, turns to me and starts freaking out, dropping the ‘F-bomb,’ and what he was freaking out about was that my daughter was in the men’s bathroom.”




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