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  • Slender Man costumes cause uproar after stabbing

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Slender Man costumes for sale at stores in Wisconsin's Waukesha County are causing an uproar in the wake of the May stabbing of a girl allegedly by classmates seeking to please the fictional character, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Halloween costumes depicting the character was found at a Party City store and Spirit Halloween, WITI-TV reports, prompting complaints from some parents. "It's horrible. I can't imagine how many people would wear that," Paulette Thompson told the TV station.

  • 5 Facebook settings to change now

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    If you missed the news, Facebook was recently valued at $201.6 billion. That's enough to slip it in at number 22 on the list of the largest companies in the world, according to USA TODAY. Most of that value comes from ads, and to attract advertisers, Facebook sells them your information. It also adds features that annoy you, but play well with the ad companies. If you hear people insisting Facebook doesn't care about your privacy or experience, that's why. In defense of Facebook, some features are ones you'd actually want to use — click here to learn 10 of them. Plus, it does give you the option to tip the balance of privacy back in your favor, if you know where to look.

  • Inventor of Slush Puppies dies

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Will Radcliff, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, has died in Cincinnati. He was 74, according to The Associated Press. His daughter DeeAnn Radcliff Harmon said Radcliff died Thursday in hospice care after his health declined following a recent fall. Radcliff was a natural salesman who once peddled vacuum cleaners door-to-door and earned a six-figure income from selling peanuts.

  • The 'New York Times' called Shonda Rhimes an 'angry black woman,' and she's NOT pleased

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    If you’re going to write an article about “the image of African-American women on television,” it might not be such a good idea to call the subject of your article an “angry black woman.” But that’s exactly what happened in a New York Times article, published Thursday, about "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes, USA TODAY reports. The article is about the black female characters on Rhimes’ shows, in light of the addition of Viola Davis on the new How to Get Away With Murder. The article praises her for doing “more to reset the image of African-American women on television than anyone since Oprah Winfrey” but repeats the phrase “angry black woman” over and over again. Rhimes was, unsurprisingly, not too happy about that. She took to Twitter to air her displeasure.

  • OHP: At least 1 injured in semi rollover on I-35 in Edmond

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers are at the scene of a rollover accident of Interstate 35 near the Turner Turnpike junction.

  • Edmond Sun: Task force approves Covell intersection design funds

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    The Edmond Sun reports a redesign of the intersections of Covell and Bryant and Covell and Santa Fe with additional turn lanes has been identified as a priority by the City Council, City Engineer Steve Manek said at this week’s meeting of the Capital Improvements and Financing Task Force. The City Council in June directed staff to move forward on these projects with interim fixes to add turn lanes at an amount not to exceed $580,000 in design consulting fees.

  • Watch This Guy Get The Store's First iPhone 6, Then Immediately Drop It

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    HE was the first man in Perth to walk out with the new Apple iPhone 6 and just moments after leaving the Hay Street store, Jack Cooksey’s prized piece of technology went fumbling from his hands to the floor, says Perth Now. “I dropped it in a panic to get it open,” Mr Cooksey said. “Luckily it’s covered in plastic, so it’s fine.”

  • iPhone 6: Apple Fans Line Up Around the World

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    Hordes of iFanatics mobbed Apple Stores and other retailers around the world Friday as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hit shelves, NBC News reports. New iPhones always draw a crowd of people waiting on line to snag the device as soon as possible. Some marketers even pay people to wait in line days ahead of time, outfitting them in branded T-shirts as a way to score publicity. For the first time Apple is selling two flagship iPhones: the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Both iPhones are bigger, thinner and faster than the previous generation. They also come equipped with a chip that lets users make payments with their phones through the new Apple Pay service.

  • News 9: Car Slams Into Oklahoma City Home

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    There's a huge hole in the side of a Northwest Oklahoma City following an early morning accident, News 9 reports. Oklahoma City police say the driver of a car was trying to avoid a dog in the road on Broadway Extension when the driver ...

  • ‘Grey's Anatomy’ Cast Gets Prison Mean for ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Parody Photo

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    The cast of ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" looked familiar, if a little off. Ellen Pompeo posted a photo to her WhoSay page with her costars doing their best impressions of the ladies from Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black," according to The Wrap. She gave it the caption "Blue is the new black," as they rocked blue scrubs rather than the prison colors of the inmates at Litchfield Correctional Facility. When asked by a fan on Twitter if this meant Pompeo watched the prison drama, Pompeo shot back that everyone should watch it. "Those girls are giving it," she wrote.

  • Apple can't unlock iOS 8 devices, even for police

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Apple is looking to cast itself as a different kind of company in how it handles people's personal information, according to USA TODAY. In the wake of the iCloud hacking scandal, Apple CEO Tim Cook published a letter Wednesday on the company's website detailing its approach to privacy and reassuring customers that their data is safe following the leak of celebrities' intimate photos. The letter comes as Apple begins to push into sensitive new areas that will require maintaining the trust of the public: tracking health information, mobile payments and online services for kids.

  • WATCH: Buckingham Palace guard shows off cheeky moves

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    He spins, twirls and balances on one leg. A Buckingham Palace guard is getting chuckles after he was caught on video breaking the strict sentry protocol, according to USA TODAY. The video posted on YouTuve on Aug. 20, now has more than 2.1 million views.

  • Miley Cyrus may face a fine for a twerking

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    What happened, Miley? You said at the 2014 VMAs (not to be mistaken for the 2013 VMAs twerkfest) that you had "retwired" the dance move. But Reuters reports that a Mexican state legislature has asked the federal government to fine the pop star after one of her dancers spanked her with the country’s flag while she twerked during an independence day performance, according to USA TODAY.

  • PepsiCo CEO Slams 'Repugnant Behavior' Of NFL Players

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    PepsiCo CEO and chairwoman Indra Nooyi called out the NFL’s “mishandling” of child abuse and domestic violence cases, while also showing support for Commissioner Roger Goodell in a statement late Wednesday, according to BuzzFeed. “I am a mother, a wife, and a passionate football fan,” Nooyi wrote in a statement dated Sept. 18. “I am deeply disturbed that the repugnant behavior of a few players and the NFL’s acknowledged mishandling of these issues, is casting a cloud over the integrity of the league and the reputations of the majority of players who’ve dedicated their lives to a career they love. When it comes to child abuse and domestic violence, there is no middle ground.” Goodell, she added, is “a man of integrity,” and she is “confident that he will do the right thing for the league in light of the serious issues it is facing.”

  • High School Fires Coach For Alleged Connection To Anti-Gay Attack

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    A Philadelphia Catholic high school has fired an assistant basketball coach for allegedly being connected to a recent anti-gay attack that left a gay couple with multiple injuries, according to BuzzFeed. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia said the man was fired Wednesday evening and had worked as an assistant basketball coach at Archbishop Wood High School. “I have confirmed that one of the individuals involved in the incident in some way was an assistant basketball coach,” said Ken Gavin, a spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, in a statement. “He was not a teacher at the school but serving as a coach on a contract basis. He was terminated this evening and will not be permitted to coach in any Archdiocesan school. We expect all those who work with students in our schools to model appropriate Christian behavior at all times.”

  • This Homecoming Queen Kicks Butt

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    After school dances, most girls like to preserve their blowouts and perfectly applied makeup for as long as possible. But minutes after Mary Kate Smith is crowned homecoming queen of South Jones High School in Mississippi on Sept. 26, she’ll wash her face, throw her hair into a braid, and suit up to play in the football game, according to Yahoo Style. The 17-year-old senior recently made the squad as the football team’s kicker, which makes her something of a rarity. As of 2012, fewer than 2,000 girls played football nationwide. For the last two years, peers had encouraged her to try out — she has an amazing foot, able to nail 35- to 40-yard field goals. Her natural kicking talent comes from years of playing soccer, and she has even committed to play for University of Southern Mississippi next year. 

  • Another NFL player arrested, accused of abuse

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    After 10 days in which the NFL has been forced to come to terms with the specter of domestic violence among some high-profile players, Arizona running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on allegations of two incidents of aggravated assault that occurred over the summer. The Cardinals have deactivated Dwyer from all team activities, according to Yahoo Sports. The Phoenix Police Department indicated that the incidents involving Dwyer's wife and 18-month-old child took place over the summer on July 21 and 22. Dwyer's wife left the state of Arizona shortly afterward and took their child with her. According to Phoenix police, Dwyer admitted to the incidents but denied any assault took place.

  • Mel B Talks Geri Halliwell Feud, Says Spice Girls 'Fought Like Cats and Dogs' During Prime

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Talkative Spice! Mel B got candid on "Larry King Live" recently, revealing juicy info about the Spice Girls and her epic feud with group member Geri Halliwell, according to Yahoo Music. At the height of their fame in 1998, Halliwell suddenly left the group in the middle of their Spiceworld Tour. Two years later, the group announced it was going on an indefinite hiatus. "We fought like cats and dogs," Brown said of the group during its prime. King also asked Mel B about Halliwell's dramatic departure, which ultimately led to the group's eventual split. "We had a five-year plan that got shortened after three years," she said.

  • WATCH: Tiny Hamster Takes On Kobayashi in 'Hot Dog' Eating Contest

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    Takeru Kobayashi has destroyed heaping amounts of food and numerous challengers over the years as a competitive eater. He once ate 110 hot dogs in 10 minutes. He smashed a world record when he ate 97 hamburgers in 94 seconds. The burgers were slider-sized, but still, it's impressive. And even though it has been a few years since he has participated in competitive eating's larged event, Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest, he's still getting his name out there in the gustatory world. His newest challenger is the hungriest -- and tiniest -- yet, according to Yahoo's Odd News. Tiny Hamster is the star of a few insanely viral videos, in which he has been seen first eating tiny burritos then transitioning to birthday cake. Though he may be small, this rodent is no slouch when it comes to wolfing down minifoods. In a YouTube video uploaded on Tuesday, Kobayashi and the Hamster go belly-to-belly eating "hot dogs," or in the hamster's case, a mixture of apple, grape, and carrot cut into tiny pieces, and stuffed into bread. Each competitor in the video holds his own.

  • Make-A-Wish Teen Surprised With Dream Car

    Published: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    An Indiana teen who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma at the age of 16 saw his dream come true on Tuesday when he was surprised with his dream car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, according to Good Morning America. The car, a 1974 Pontiac Grand Ville, had sat in a chicken coop for nearly 20 years before it was gifted to the teen, J.D. Casper, nearly three years ago by his uncle. Casper’s old car had been totaled in a crash around Thanksgiving of that year. Just a few months after Casper, now 19, received the car, he also received the diagnosis of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, GMA reports.