• Soda May Age You As Much As Smoking, Study Says

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Nobody would mistake sugary soda for a health food, but a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health just found that a daily soda habit can age your immune cells almost two years, according to TIME. Senior study author Elissa Epel, PhD, professor of psychiatry at University of California San Francisco, wanted to look at the mechanisms behind soda’s storied link to conditions like diabetes, heart attack, obesity, and even higher rates of death. She studied telomeres, the caps at the end of chromosomes in every cell in our body, from white blood cells. Shorter telomeres have been linked to health detriments like shorter lifespans and more stress, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer, the study notes.

  • Soccer Player Scores, Dies After Celebratory Flip

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A 23-year-old Indian soccer player excited over a goal he had just scored died after he did a celebratory flip in the air, landed badly and suffered a spinal injury, the AP reports. "A CT Scan was done right after he was taken to the hospital, and the result showed that the injury inflicted on the spinal cord was quite serious," the Mizoram Premier League posted on its Facebook page regarding Peter Biaksangzuala's fatal injury.

  • Craft brewer buys up all the Count Chocula

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    The case of the missing Count Chocula cereal boxes was solved Friday, when a craft brewer admitted to buying them to brew in a small-batch beer, according to USA TODAY. Black Bottle Brewery in Fort Collins bought two Albertsons stores' inventories of the iconic chocolate and marshmallow-bit cereal, puzzling at least one shopper in the process. "Every year I greatly look forward to the month of October when I can purchase a few boxes of this delicious chococlatey (sic) goodness," Kristen Clark wrote in a letter to The Coloradoan.

  • Lorde's 'Royals' song banned in San Francisco (for now)

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    No Royals allowed! Even though Lorde sings, “We’ll never be royals….” in the chorus of her hit Royals song, two San Francisco radio stations have banned the song from their airwaves – at least while their town’s beloved San Francisco Giants are taking on the Kansas City Royals in the World Series, according to USA TODAY. KFOG Radio and 96.5 KOIT say they’re pulling Lorde’s song for now.

  • Apple Pay is now live: How to get started

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Looking to get started paying for goods with your new iPhone? Apple Pay is now live. Apple Pay is the new mobile payments system that lets consumers pay at retail with the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus phones (sorry, old iPhones don't work) or via online with the new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, which will be released Friday, according to USA TODAY.

  • Inside George Harrison's Archives: Dhani on His Father's Incredible Vaults

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Dhani Harrison talks about his father, the Beatles' George Harrison, and his vaults and unreleased recordings. Like his father, the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison , Dhani Harrison is a musician. He made his professional debut on his dad's last studio album, Brainwashed, issued after George's death in 2001. Now 36, Dhani composes film scores and is half of a band, the newno2 – named after a recurring character in the late-Sixties British television show, The Prisoner – with another musical son, Paul Hicks . (His father, Tony, is the founding guitarist of the Hollies.)

  • OSU basketball: Four-star center Elijah Thomas to make college choice Tuesday

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Oklahoma State basketball already has a commitment from one of the best players in the Class of 2015. Another domino could fall Tuesday. A big one. We've reported on Texas prep center Elijah Thomas and his interest in the Cowboys , and the four-star big man will make his college choice Tuesday afternoon between Illinois, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, SMU and LSU. ESPN's Jeff Borzello took a look at how Thomas would fit at each school. Here's what he had to say about Thomas with the Cowboys: Thomas says: “[Oklahoma State commit] Jawun Evans is one of my close friends. I would enjoy playing with him. That’s pretty hard to turn down. Their bigs get the job done. If you’re able to score, they iso you. One-in, four-out. They make their posts more mobile and agile when you get there, so that helps.” Personnel: Travis Ford’s roster is filled with versatile forwards, but once Michael Cobbins leaves, there is room for a power forward. Anthony Allen was a top-ranked junior college center last season, and Mitch Solomon is also on the roster at center. Serge Ibaka’s younger brother, Igor, will be eligible in the 2015-16 season. With OSU starving for help on the front line, one would expect the 6-foot-9, 230-pound Thomas to be an immediate starter as a freshman for the Cowboys. Thomas is currently the No. 8 power forward in the ESPN 100. Another interesting nugget in Thomas' recruting: Just as Thomas would have a friend in Evans at OSU , he'd also have a friend in Admon Gilder at Texas A&M. Gilder picked the Aggies over OSU and others schools last week. "Admon Gilder has been my best friend since second grade, but I’m just focusing on the schools," Thomas told ESPN. Thomas also  blogged about his recruiting experience for USA Today with this to say about OSU: "With Oklahoma State, I love that Jawun Evans is there; that definitely helps them with me. It’s definitely one of my favorite schools; I know the whole team and the coaches and the atmosphere there is really live."

  • Season of birth affects your mood later in life - Telegraph

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Babies born in the summer are much more likely to suffer from mood swings when they grow up while those born in the winter are less likely to become irritable adults, scientists claim. Researchers studied 400 people and matched their personality type to when in the year they were born. They claim that people born at certain times of the year have a far greater chance of developing certain types of temperaments, which can lead to mood disorders.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found. The payments, underwritten by American taxpayers, flowed through a legal loophole that gave the U.S. Justice Department leverage to persuade Nazi suspects to leave the U.S. If they agreed to go, or simply fled before deportation, they could keep their Social Security, according to interviews and internal U.S. government records.

  • Joseph Randle goes from stealing underwear to endorsing underwear

    Yesterday

    Apparently crime does pay. In the span of less than a week, former Oklahoma State and current Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has gone from stealing underwear to becoming a spokesman for it. MeUndies -- a Los Angeles based lifestyle brand that is transforming how people perceive and purchase their underwear -- is now partnering with Randle, according to MeUndies head of marketing and business development, Dan King. MeUndies will pay Randle enough to help defray the cost of the $29,500 fine the Cowboys imposed on him after he was caught shoplifting last week while also supplying him with enough product that the Cowboys running back will have all the underwear he needs for a long time. Randle, who also tried to steal cologne at a Dillard's in Frisco, Texas, was charged with a misdemeanor Class B theft of $50 to $500, according to police. He was released on writ bond at 1:20 a.m. Tuesday.

  • How gamer 'The Rad Brad' makes a living playing video games

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Did you know that people really like watching people play video games online? This week, Amazon bought the video game streaming service, Twitch, for $970 million. The site allows users to watch and interact with people playing video games in real time.   This phenomenon of watching gamers online has been rising in popularity in recent years, on Twitch, but especially on YouTube.

  • Goliath Encounter: Puppy-Sized Spider Surprises Scientist in Rainforest

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in a rainforest in Guyana, when he heard rustling as if something were creeping underfoot. When he turned on his flashlight, he expected to see a small mammal, such as a possum or a rat.

  • Ebola worries end for dozens on U.S. watch lists

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    DALLAS (Reuters) - Weeks of worries about a possible Ebola infection ended for dozens of people on watch lists in the United States on Monday but scores were still being monitored after potential exposure to the virus, Texas health officials said. Forty-three people who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the disease in the United States, were cleared overnight of twice-daily monitoring after 21 days of showing no symptoms, the state health department said, while another 120 were still on watch lists.

  • OU football: Bob Stoops refuses to comment on Trevor Knight's health

    staff reports | Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    On Monday's Big 12 media teleconference, Bob Stoops declined to address questions about quarterback Trevor Knight's health. “No, I’m not going to give any updates on that today,” Stoops said Monday. Knight was hit hard in the first quarter on a quarterback run and had to leave for one offensive series against Kansas State. Multiple sources saw Knight with his left arm in a sling following the Sooners' 31-30 loss to the Wildcats. Knight returned to the game to finish 26-of-32 for 318 yards and three touchdowns. OU is off this week, so that would give Knight more time to recover should his injury be more serious than he showed on Saturday.

  • Riot Police Deploy Tear Gas, Pepper Spray Against Keene State Partiers

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Students who participated in riots near the Keene State College campus Saturday night could face serious consequences, including expulsion for the worst offenders, according to a statement from the college president. “Keene State College does not tolerate the outrageous behavior that occurred over the weekend,” president Ann Huot wrote. “Also, understand that it does not represent a great many of the students who attend this college. I am proud of the positive contributions that many of our students, faculty and staff offered to the community this weekend.”

  • Pope Francis: 'God is not afraid of new things'

    Yesterday

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday, as he beatified Pope Paul VI who implemented the Second Vatican Council's vast changes, called on the church to adapt to "changing conditions of society." His remarks took on added meaning as the bishops ended a two-week conference by rejecting landmark wording that would soften the church's stance toward homosexuality and divorce. "God is not afraid of new things," Francis pointedly said during the beatification Mass.

  • Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity. With approval levels hovering around record lows, Obama has spent most of his campaign-related efforts this year raising money for struggling Democrats, who risk losing control of the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 4 midterm election.

  • Brawl, rough play force early end to football game

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    WHITEHALL -- Multiple penalties, an ugly brawl on the sideline and accusations of racial epithets brought a high school football game between Whitehall and Rensselaer to an early end Saturday. The Class D game was halted with six minutes remaining in the third quarter, with Whitehall leading 28-6. Referee Mark Cleveland called the contest at the suggestion of Whitehall’s athletic director, Keith Redmond.

  • Britain threatens Internet 'trolls' with two years in jail

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    London (AFP) - People found guilty of Internet "trolling" in Britain could be jailed for up to two years under government proposals outlined on Sunday, following a number of high-profile cases of abusive and threatening behaviour on Twitter. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling told the Mail on Sunday newspaper: "This is a law to combat cruelty -- and marks our determination to take a stand against a baying cyber-mob."

  • Video: Scary clowns sighted in Fla., Ind. and N.M.

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The rash of creepy clown sightings in California appears to have spread nationwide, with reported en-clown-ters in Florida, Indiana and New Mexico. The Wasco Clown, a California photography project by a husband-and-wife team who said they wish to remain anonymous, appears to have inspired copycats that have been photographed and videotaped in Albuquerque, N.M.; Fishers, Ind.; and Jacksonville, Fla.