• Rome behind the lens

    Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    After four years living in the Eternal City, a writer and photographer learns to capture the views that visitors rarely see.

  • These roads will charge cars as they drive

    Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    The British government is getting ready to test out new road technology that would allow electric cars to charge as they drive. Most electric cars get charged via plug-in chargers at home or while parked on the streets. Wireless power charging "pods" are also available, but they too require the car to stop to get more juice.

  • Wiz Khalifa forced to the floor and handcuffed for riding a ‘hoverboard’

    Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Rapper Wiz Khalifa was forced to the ground and handcuffed at Los Angeles international airport on Saturday after refusing to dismount his "hover board" — a self-balancing, two-wheeled scooter. Video footage posted to Twitter and Instagram shows Khalifa talking with US customs officials before being pushed to the floor and handcuffed by three officers. The officers can be heard telling the rapper to "stop resisting" multiple times, with Khalifa calmly replying "I'm not resisting sir, I'm not resisting." Khalifa later tweeted about the incident, saying: "All because I didn't want to ditch the technogy [sic] everyone will be using in the next 6 months. Do what you want kids." He later added: "I stand for our generation and our generation is gonna be riding hover boards so if you don't like it eat a dick!"

  • Heinz no longer qualifies as ketchup in Israel

    Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    JTA — In the United States, Heinz is nearly synonymous with ketchup, but Israel has kicked the brand out of that category of condiments all together. Israel’s Health Ministry recently ruled that the Heinz brand product does not contain enough “tomato solids” to be labeled as ketchup in Israeli stores. It will now be relegated to the title “tomato seasoning,” Ynet reported. The ruling was the result of a lobbying campaign by Israeli food manufacturer Osem, which produces a large portion of the ketchup consumed in Israel. Israelis have long complained that local monopolies distort the economy, and especially the food market, leading to high prices on products like cottage cheese and Milky brand pudding.

  • Ashley Madison Hack: Islamic preacher Hamza Tzortzis 'found' on leaked list

    Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Islamic preacher Hamza Andreas Tzortzis has been allegedly "named" on the leaked list of members of the adult website Ashley Madison. However, the well-known preacher has denied that the account belonged to him. Tzortzis has also denied signing up for an account on Ashely Madison, the infidelity dating website -- which was recently attacked by hackers who leaked the names of hundreds of thousands of its members -- and said that it was a conspiracy by hackers to defame him. Tzortzis, a member of the Islamic Education and Research Academy, is known for his debates with atheist Richard Dawkins.

  • Undercover Anti-Abortion Video Showed Images of Stillborn — Not Aborted — Fetus

    Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    On Friday, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), the antiabortion activist group that has been releasing undercover videos targeting Planned Parenthood, the practice of fetal tissue donation, and later-term abortion, has admitted that images shown its most recent video of a fetus of approximately 19 weeks gestational age was not taken at a Planned Parenthood affiliate clinic, as heavily implied in the video. The Center for Medical Progress posted a new link on its video’s YouTube page late Thursday, adding that one of the images was actually a baby named Walter Fretz, born prematurely at 19 weeks.

  • Satan worshipers drench women with milk in Planned Parenthood counter-protest | Washington Examiner

    Published: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    Satan worshipers launched a counter-protest against pro-lifers outside the Detriot and Ferndale, Michigan Planned Parenthood locations Saturday. Clad in black robes, members of the Satanic Temple of Detriot drenched bound women with milk, simulating water-boarding to "illustrate the theocratic agenda imposed upon female bodies." The milk symbolized breast milk, one of the protest organizers explained on Facebook. The group attached a symbol of their temple to the American flag and held up a sign that read, "America is not a theocracy. End forced motherhood."

  • Watch the Foo Fighters Rickroll the Westboro Baptist Church

    Published: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    Westboro Church, which has a history of protesting LGBT people, Jews, and military servicemen, was picketing at the entrance of the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Friday, where the Foo Fighters were scheduled to perform. The Foo Fighters responded by driving up to the venue, to wild cheers from fans. Bandleader David Grohl and his band led a clap-along to Rick Astley’s 1987 single, “Never Gonna Give You Up” (the term “Rickrolling” refers to hyperlinking a seemingly relevant topic to Astley’s video). Grohl topped the performance off with a sign that read “Keep It Clean;” bandmate Taylor Hawkins brandished another sign, “You Got Rick Roll’d (Again).”

  • Police handcuff rapper Wiz Khalifa at Los Angeles airport

    Updated: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    Rapper Wiz Khalifa was handcuffed and then released by U.S. Customs officers after refusing to stop riding his hoverboard at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said on Sunday.

  • Why Are We Obsessed With Zombies?

    Published: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    “The zombie apocalypse has upended the entire TV business.” Those were the words of TV Guide in response to The Walking Dead, the smash-hit show for cable channel AMC in 2012. Based on an equally popular graphic novel series, the show centers on Rick Grimes, a deputy sheriff who wakens from a long coma to find that the world has been overrun by a zombie apocalypse. It was the No. 1 entertainment series on TV among 18- to 49-year-old adults at the time, a “landmark accomplishment for a cable show.” The monster ratings continued through to this year, so no wonder AMC is now launching a prequel series. Fear the Walking Dead will take place at the start of the zombie apocalypse and follow a different group of survivors.

  • From obesity to duplicity: Jared's fall to Earth

    Published: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    The plan that Jared "The Subway Guy" Fogle announced in 2008 was like so many things about him: big, inspirational and, it would turn out, false. A top celebrity spokesman worth $15 million, Fogle said he wanted to promote more than sandwiches. His nonprofit foundation would distribute $2 million to schools and community organizations to fight the condition that had plagued Fogle for years, childhood obesity. But the Jared Foundation has not issued a single grant, records show.

  • Pakistan to hang paraplegic convict 'from his wheelchair'

    Published: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    Wheelchair-bound Abdul Basit, 43, will be hanged despite appeals from human rights groups.

  • Activists Say Transgender Killings Are Rising

    Published: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    Reports show that there have been 17 murders of transgender men and women reported this year alone, most of which have occurred during the short few months of summer. In 2014, by contrast, there were 12 killings of transgender people recorded Read more from New York Magazine.

  • Why Trump Says He’ll Never Eat Oreos Again

    Published: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    Speaking to a crowd of more than 20,000 in Mobile, Alabama, Donald Trump had a confession to make: he may never eat Oreos again.

  • 5 Things to Know About the Americans Who Stopped the French Train Attack

    Published: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    On Friday, three Americans helped to subdue a rifle-toting attacker on a French high speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris before he could carry out an attack. Here’s what we know about the men U.S. European Command Commander Gen. Philip Breedlove called “heroes.”

  • WATCH: Every recorded nuclear detonation, in chronological order

    Published: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    An eerie chronological map of every recorded nuclear detonation charts the chilling spread of humanity’s most destructive weapon.

  • Documents reveal Black Lives Matter activists are under constant counterterror surveillance

    Published: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    Nearly 300 MTA documents confirm that undercover officers attended numerous Black Lives Matter protests in New York and that police have tracked their movements and kept individual photos of them on file.

  • The 19 coolest playgrounds around the world

    Published: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    Today, playgrounds can float entirely on the ocean, or take the shape of an enormous, colorful crocodile.

  • Standoff with armed suspect resolved peacefully, Norman police say

    Published: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Norman police are engaged with an alleged armed suspect at the 100 block of Crystal Court in Norman, according to the Norman Transcript .  Neighbors in the area reported that they heard shots fired, according to the Twitter account of FOX25 reporter Jennifer Falsetti. 

  • [UPDATE]: Former Texas signee Du'Vonta Lampkin says he's been admitted to OU. Have Horns granted release?

    Erik Horne | Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    Du'Vonta Lampkin was a longtime OU commit before decommitting, committing to Texas and signing with the Longhorns in the Class of 2015. So much for that. Lampkin said via Twitter today that he's enrolled at OU. In May, Lampkin posted an apology letter to Twitter under the caption "Thank you Longhorn nation," saying that he would be attending another university. He then confirmed to the Cypress Creek (Texas) Mirror that OU would be his likely landing spot. It remains to be seen if Lampkin will be a part of OU's fall roster.