• Nurses' group wants uniform Ebola standards

    Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    The head of a nurses' advocacy group said on Sunday the Obama administration needs to set a uniform national standard for health centers to respond to Ebola, Politico reports. Jean Ross, co-president of National Nurses United, called the U.S. health system "piecemeal" and "fragmented" and urged a more uniform set of standards so that nurses and doctors around the country can be prepared to handle the virus, according to Politico.

  • Presenting the NFL’s Biggest Camera Hogs

    Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    A 2010 Wall Street Journal study calculated that only about 11 minutes of a typical NFL broadcast is devoted to game action while about half as much screen time goes to shots of the coaches on the sidelines, the Wall Street Journal reports. But this story didn’t address one crucial point: The obligatory coach shots aren’t democratic, according to the Wall Street Journal. In fact, the number of times the camera shows the coach varies wildly from team to team.

  • These researchers found a way to make calorie labels that actually work

    Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Researchers at Johns Hopkins University wanted to see what would happen if they made calorie labels more blunt — specifically, if the labels told consumers how much exercise it would take to burn off the energy in a soda, Vox reports. They went into Baltimore and put up signs in six corner stores' fridges, right where the drinks were, according to Vox. They said it would take 50 minutes of running or 5 miles of walking to burn off the 250 calories in a 16-ounce soda. And they waited, over six weeks, to see if shoppers made different decisions.

  • How Ray Rice could be reinstated to the NFL within a month

    Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Former Ravens running back Ray Rice remains suspended indefinitely following the publication of the video of him striking his now-wife, Janay, in a casino elevator, but he could be reinstated within the next four weeks, CBS Sports reports. An appeal hearing date has been set, with a final decision expected to come in an expeditious manner thereafter, and all of that could be resolved by mid-November, which would conceivably allow Rice to sign with another team this season, according to CBS Sports.

  • Notre Dame sees mixed, frustrating results on final play

    Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    TALLAHASSEE — Afterward, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly noted how his team had hit nearly all of its pregame goals, USA Today reports. The Fighting Irish wanted to control the tempo offensively, something they achieved with a hustling style that had Florida State on its heels for the entirety of the first half, according to USA Today. The offense was balanced between the run and the pass, per Kelly's expectations.

  • Trees to be removed, planted at Gathering Place site

    Published: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Bill Preaus stopped in the middle of the swath of trees and pointed to the hackberry, Tulsa World reports. It was a hackberry stump, actually, no more than 5 inches in diameter, according to the Tulsa World.

  • Drive-Thru Casket Viewings Are Now an Actual Trend

    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    A Michigan funeral home recently started offering an untraditional service: A drive-thru open casket viewing , Time.com reports. “As you enter into the drive-thru, you’re going to see a memorial box where you can drop a memorial card or a monetary contribution,” Ivan Phillips, president of Saginaw’s Paradise Funeral Chapel , told the Telegraph . “Once you push the button, the register box will open up. At that time, you may sign your name in the register book… And when you proceed forward, the curtains will draw back and you may pay your respects to the loved one for three minutes from the privacy of your vehicle.”

  • [UPDATE]: Sterling Shepard back for Sooners after falling on camera against Kansas State

    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Oklahoma receiver Sterling Shepard had to leave the game late in the second quarter against Kansas State after falling on a camera lens in the back of the end zone. On third-and-9 from the Kansas State 21-yard line, Shepard was trying to haul in a pass from Trevor Knight when his momentum took him right into the photographers. Michael Hunnicutt finished off the drive with a 38-yard field goal, but Shepard did not return to the game. Shepard led all receivers with eight catches for 95 yards in the first half, including a 47-yard touchdown reception from Knight.

  • [UPDATE]: Trevor Knight returns from injury, Aaron Ripkowski ejected against Kansas State

    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Oklahoma starting quarterback Trevor Knight went to the locker room in the first quarter against Kansas State with an apparent shoulder injury. Knight was injured on a quarterback keeper toward the sideline. A Kansas State player hit him as he was diving forward headfirst for extra yardage. Cody Thomas entered the game for Knight at quarterback. On the same play, OU fullback Aaron Ripowski was ejected from the game for targeting. Ripowski was attempting to block for Knight and led with his helmet while hitting a Kansas State player.

  • What Your Favourite Fast Food Burger Looks Like After 30 Days

    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Obviously, you would never eat a burger that has been sitting around for 30 days, but don't you wonder what it would look like? Huffington Post reports that the makers of Buzzfeed Video performed their very own unscientific decay test: What do six popular fast food burgers look like after being left in a jar for a almost a month?

  • One goalkeeper had to pee so bad that he took a leak next to the goal

    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    When you gotta go, you gotta go. And Excelsior 31's goalkeeper really had to go, SB Nation reports. So when the ball was on the other side of the pitch, he walked over by his post, pointed himself away from the field and took a leak, according to SB Nation. He got as far away from the playing field as possible, but there wasn't much room.

  • Charlie Sheen Calls Off His Engagement

    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    The wedding is off. Charlie Sheen has ended his engagement to former adult film star Brett Rossi, just weeks before they planned to tie the knot, People Magazine reports. "Scotty and I had a great year together as we travelled the world and crossed a lot of things off our bucket list," the actor, 49, said in a statement that his publicist, Jeff Ballard, provided to PEOPLE. "She's a terrific gal – but we've mutually decided to go our separate ways and not spend the rest of our lives together."

  • Former OHP trooper charged with 14 counts in alleged rapes of women during traffic stops

    BY DYLAN GOFORTH World Staff Writer | Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper was charged Thursday with 14 counts, including 10 felonies, a month after being arrested following allegations of on-duty sexual assaults and inappropriate actions toward three women during traffic stops, Tulsa World reports. Eric Roberts is accused of raping two women in July, acts that came a month after he allegedly pulled a woman over and attempted to coerce her into sex, court documents state, according to the Tulsa World.

  • 9 Books With Twist Endings That Will Shock You

    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Anyone who says they don’t like a surprise ending in a book is probably a big liar. Maybe they don’t like books that have wacky, totally out-of-the-blue endings; we don’t like those, either. But books that pleasantly give you something to think about because they don’t end the way you thought they might—we’ll take one of those any day.

  • Judge Denies Woman Delay For Maternity Leave, Then Berates Her For Bringing Baby To Court

    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — An immigration judge in Atlanta denied an attorney's request to delay a hearing that fell during her six-week maternity leave and then scolded her in front of a packed courtroom when she showed up with her 4-week-old strapped to her chest and the infant began to cry, the attorney said. When Stacy Ehrisman-Mickle took on two young brothers as clients in early September, she immediately filed a request to postpone their next hearing, which was set for a month later, she said. In an order denying her request, Immigration Judge J. Dan Pelletier Sr. wrote, "No good cause. Hearing date set prior to counsel accepting representation."

  • Is sex only for rich people?

    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    America has decided: Sex is for rich people. Non-procreative sex in particular. How else would you explain the trap we’re laying for poor people who deign to get it on? Our country apparently doesn’t want low-income Americans to have free access to birth control, either by compelling all insurance plans to offer it or by adequately funding public reproductive health programs. In many schools — predominantly located in low-income, high-teen-pregnancy areas — we don’t even teach kids how contraception works. We also don’t want them to have easy access to abortions when they inevitably get pregnant because they’re not using birth control, with states such as Texas and Mississippi trying to shutter their few remaining abortion clinics.

  • President Obama's Credit Card Was Declined

    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    President Obama has many impersonators. So you can’t blame his credit card company for being a bit skittish about identity theft. While signing an executive order on Friday mandating chip-and-pin technology on all federal government credit and debit cards, the president revealed that his card was declined at a restaurant in New York City last month.

  • 9 Reasons We Should Abolish Tipping, Once And For All

    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Tipping is a strange, self-defeating phenomenon. The practice as we know it today has come to negate the very reason it exists: What started out as a reward for exceptional service has now become compulsory. "Tipping starts with people wanting to be generous, or to show off, but then it becomes something where people just do it because it's expected of them," says Michael Lynn, a professor of consumer behavior and marketing at Cornell University who has written more than 50 research papers on tipping. When we tip, we are essentially buying the right to avoid disapproval and guilt -- a uniquely first-world problem.

  • The 2 Skills Baby Boomers Have That Millennials Don't

    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Millennials have managed to get a pretty bad rap in the grown-up department -- they've landed a reputation for being "lazy," "selfish" and "entitled." A new study won't help their case: Turns out, Millennials can't take care of their clothes, either. After surveying 502 women, researchers at the University of Missouri found that Baby Boomers reported a greater ability to sew, hem, repair buttons and clean laundry, while those in the 18 to 33 age range reported significantly lower mastery of these basic maintenance skills. Pamela Norum, a professor in the Department of Textile and Apparel Management and the lead researcher for the study, told The Huffington Post that part of her motivation to dig into this age discrepancy was personal.

  • Hottest Magazine Cover Of 2014?

    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Adweek named six magazines as finalists for its 2012 Hot List on Thursday. 2014 was full of bold and innovative cover choices, heightened by major news stories involving race, politics, gender and celebrity, but a few images really broke ground.