• KOCO: Police looking for 2 suspects following Motel 6 stabbing

    Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Police are looking for two suspects involved in a stabbing Friday morning at a motel near Interstate 40, KOCO reports. A 48-year-old man was stabbed in the back at a Motel 6 near I-40 and Sooner Road ...

  • 'Strange' spike in shark attacks puzzles experts

    Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    MIAMI -- Andrew Costello was attacked by a shark Wednesday in North Carolina, becoming t he eleventh person to be bitten by a shark since mid-May. Costello, 67, suffered wounds to his rib cage, lower leg and hip. He was waist deep about 30 feet offshore near Ocracoke Island when the 6 to 7 foot shark pulled him under. Costello, the former editor of the Boston Herald, was airlifted to an area hospital, where he is listed as being in good condition. Dr. Samuel Gruber, the director of the Bimini SharkLab research facility in the Bahamas, says the spike in attacks suggests something strange is going on.

  • The Internet Is Now Officially Too Big as IP Addresses Run Out

    Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    The Internet as we know it is now officially too big for its britches, NBC News reports. The organization that assigns IP addresses in North America — the numbers that identify every computer, smartphone and device connected to the Internet — ran out of numbers overnight Wednesday. It's not the end of the world, because there's a newer, more robust system rolling out, but it's a milestone in our shared online history, nonetheless.

  • This gigantic LEGO American flag will give you all the patriotic feels

    Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Because it’s July 4 weekend, USA Today is giving you this really, really big LEGO American flag. You’re welcome. Measuring 9½ feet tall and 14 feet wide, the ginormous, 546-pound red, white and blue monster — the largest LEGO American flag ever, by the way — was built Wednesday by more than 15,000 visitors at Washington’s National Museum of American History using 100,000-plus LEGO bricks. (The build was created to celebrate the grand opening of the museum’s brand-spankin’-new Innovation Wing but also because, hey, YAY AMERICA.)

  • News 9: Baboons Bred In Oklahoma As Resource For Research

    Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    EL RENO - Pilot Jim Gardner spies some pretty amazing things as he flies around Oklahoma in Bob Mills SkyNews 9. But recently he flew over quite a sight out near El Reno, where hundreds of baboons live. On the ground, all you can see is a "No Trespassing" sign. But from the air, you can see them -- hundreds of baboons bred by the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Beautiful animals -- but lots of unanswered questions ...

  • Friends Reunited! Judge Meets Old Pal In Dock

    Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    A burglary suspect broke down in tears in the dock when the judge recognised him as a former schoolmate and said he had been the "best kid" in school, reports Yahoo. Arthur Booth appeared in front of judge Mindy Glazer at Miami-Dade bond court charged with burglary. Booth, 49, was arrested on Monday after being spotted driving a car that matched the description of one allegedly involved in a robbery and failing to stop after a police officer signalled him to.

  • 'Straight/Curve' documentary follows the plus-size fashion revolution

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    The fashion industry is slowly opening its doors to plus-size models, Mashable reports. "Straight/Curve," a documentary that will debut next fall, follows top models, photographers, editors and stylists for two fashion seasons, diving into the current status of models in the media whether size zero will remain the norm.

  • WATCH: Tornado rips off roof, blows up electrical transformer in Missouri

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    At least one tornado touched down in western Missouri on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. It reportedly hit about 20 miles southeast of Kansas City, near Unity Village, and left thousands without power, Mashable reports.

  • A YouTuber removed her makeup to reveal the Internet's harsh beauty standards

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    YouTuber My Pale Skin started posting photos of herself without makeup on social media a few months ago and received dozens of shaming comments. She decided to highlight them in a video to show how false images of perfection and unrealistic beauty standards can damage a person's self-esteem, Mashable reports.

  • Eye color, alcoholism linked, study says

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Is it mere coincidence, or do people with blue eyes really run a higher risk of being alcoholics? A new study out of the University of Vermont suggests that the link not only exists, but it appears to be a genetic one, Yahoo Health reports.

  • Mom gets perfect haircut before chemo treatment

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Sarah’s mom knew the chemotherapy treatments would claim her hair. In an effort to make light of a very heavy situation, she gave Sarah free reign to give her the coolest haircut she could come up with, Yahoo Makers reports. “My mom asked me for something fun to play with before chemo takes her hair,” Sarah posted on Reddit under her username, borrow_a_feeling. The post quickly became a trending item on the site, with commenters weighing in with support and admiration. 

  • Texas Man Builds Miniature House in Hopes of Avoiding College Debt

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Joel Weber said he's determined to incur less college debt by living in the tiny, 145-square-foot house he built, rather than struggling to pay higher rent in his college town of Austin, Texas, Good Morning America reports. "I wanted a place to call home," Weber told ABC News. "I wanted it to be affordable so I could be debt-free and let it be an investment to give back to the community — not just dumped into rent that I wouldn't get any return on."

  • A Tennessee store put up a "no gays allowed" sign — and it's totally legal

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    After the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, a store in Grainger County, Tennessee, put up a sign with a terrible message: "No gays allowed," Vox reports. Jeff Amyx, a baptist minister who owns Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies, told WBIR 10 News that he put up the sign because he's religiously opposed to gay and lesbian couples, and that he has no intent of taking the sign down.

  • Bo Duke tweets photo of Dylann Roof in protest after TV Land dumps ‘Dukes of Hazzard’

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    In a 2001 documentary about the making of “The Dukes of Hazzard,” show creator Gy Waldron said the Confederate flag that appears on a car featured on the show — like the Good Ol’ Boys themselves — was never meanin’ no harm, The Washington Post reports. “Painting the Confederate flag on the roof of the car was done very innocently,” Waldron said, “because in the ’50s and ’60s it was very common to find Confederate flags painted on cars. There was never a political statement to be made by it. It was just part of the tradition. And once we had put it in there I saw no reason to bow to any pressure groups. We’re not making any statement regarding slavery or post-slavery or integration or anything like that. ”

  • Outraged mom refuses to answer school question

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    The mother of an incoming kindergartner in Connecticut has persuaded officials to revise their school forms after speaking out about a question that she says got too personal. The inquiry: “Type of birth: Vaginal__ Cesarean__," Yahoo Parenting reports.

  • 'G' is for 'good-bye'! 'Sesame Street' fans are really sad about Maria's retirement news

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Welp, there goes another little piece of our childhoods! Maria from "Sesame Street" — aka actress Sonia Manzano — is leaving the show after more than 40 years, she revealed during an appearance at the American Library Association conference earlier this week, USA TODAY reports.

  • Google driverless cars in accidents again, humans at fault — again

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Google's autonomous cars were once again involved in accidents while out mapping the streets of Mountain View, Calif. But in both instances, as with the dozen or so previous incidents over years of testing, humans in other vehicles were at fault, according to Google. USA TODAY reports the search company released its latest autonomous-car monthly report Wednesday, detailing two accidents in which drivers rear-ended their driverless tech-equipped Lexus SUVs while stopped at a red light.

  • Whole Foods execs apologize for overcharging

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Whole Foods top executives said they "made some mistakes" in a video posted to the company's blog after an investigation in New York City claimed the high-end grocery chain consistently overcharges for prepackaged food, USA TODAY reports. "Straight up, we made some mistakes, we want to own that," co-CEO Walter Robb said alongside co-CEO John Mackey.

  • How this year's Shark Week is going to be different

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Shark Week is all grown up. USA TODAY reports the annual summer programming fest on Discovery Channel marks its 28th year several weeks earlier than usual, starting Sunday and with a greater emphasis on science.

  • Homeless man who found, turned in $2,400 leaves police with one more surprise

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    VICTORIA, B.C. — A homeless man in Langford, B.C., who turned in $2,400 he found on the street has also rejected thousands more that were raised for him after his story drew media attention, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said. The owner of the lost $2,400 was later found. But that wasn’t the end of the story. The homeless man’s honesty led others to start up a fundraising campaign on his behalf.




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