• Action Movie Kid returns to fight new villain

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Raising kids is always an adventure, but what happens if your children also have superpowers? Yahoo's Trending Now reports Daniel Hashimoto, the mastermind behind the YouTube channel Action Movie Kid, teamed up with YouTube’s Field Day channel to create a new video featuring the superkid family.  Hashimoto — or, as he is known in the series, Action Movie Dad — is a DreamWorks animator who has been making Action Movie Kid videos for about a year now. But his latest video is the first to feature baby Sophia, Action Movie Kids’ powerful little sister. 

  • Melissa McCarthy Confronts Critic Over Sexist Comments

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Melissa McCarthy was on "Ellen" and talked about confronting an unnamed film critic who said some rather sexist things about the comedic actress when reviewing her ill-received 2014 film, "Tammy," Yahoo TV reports. According to McCarthy, the critic opined that she is a good actress only when she “looks attractive.” McCarthy said her appearance inTammy was a character choice and was offended by his comments, “He said, basically, I’m only a good actress when I look attractive and that my husband shouldn’t be allowed to direct me because he let me be, to look hideous in this movie. It was a lot of things, and just kind of, ‘How dare women not look beautiful, perfect and attractive in a movie?’”

  • David Letterman admits failure to click with the Internet

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    On David Letterman's farewell to CBS's "Late Show" on Wednesday, the 33-year late-night veteran joked that he would devote the rest of his life to "social media," Business Insider reports. As late-night TV depends more and more on creating viral moments, David Letterman has said that that was one of the reasons he knew it was time to leave the "Late Show." The lack of ability to create viral videos is "a weakness of the show," Letterman said in May's Rolling Stone cover interview. "I hear about things going viral and I think, 'How do you do that?' I think I'm the blockage in the plumbing."

  • Teacher’s Answer to 4th Grade Bullies: Shaving Her Head

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    When Tori Nelson arrived at Winlock Miller Elementary School in Washington state, where she works as a fourth-grade teacher, she noticed a lone student sitting crying outside her classroom earlier this week, Yahoo Parenting reports. Matthew Finney, a shy boy in her homeroom, had his coat on and his head down, covered in a winter hat. “I could see the back of his neck had been shaved, and since Matthew usually has very thick brown curly hair, I realized that he’d had a haircut over the weekend,” Nelson tells Yahoo Parenting.

  • Every new movie and TV show you’ll be able to stream on Netflix in June

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Summer has finally arrived, and along with it comes a whole new slate of shows and movies streaming on Netflix. Some of the highlights this June include "The Aviator," "The Butler," "Nightcrawler" and "Transformers: Age of Extinction," BGR News reports.  A few Netflix originals are either returning or debuting on the service this month as well, most notably "Orange is the New Black" and the new show from the Wachowskis, "Sense8."

  • Woman with Anorexia Makes Public Appeal to Help Save Her Life

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    A southern California woman suffering from a severe form of anorexia nervosa is publicly pleading for help now that her weight has spiraled out of control, Yahoo Health reports. Rachael Farrokh has battled anorexia for 10 years. The 37-year-old actress posted a video to YouTube, detailing her ordeal and asking for financial donations to help her get the treatment she desperately needs.

  • Should This High Schooler Have Been Suspended for Her 'Inappropriate' Dress?

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    A high school senior was suspended with only 30 minutes left of her school year after wearing a dress that violated school dress code, Yahoo Parenting reports. When Evette Reay, a senior at West Side High School in Dayton, Idaho, got dressed on Friday morning, she chose an outfit that made her feel good. “I read in Seventeen that I had to dress for how I felt,” she tells Yahoo Parenting. “If I dressed well I would feel better about myself, and I wanted to feel good on my last day.” Reay, 18, chose a short-sleeved green dress with a lace overlay and sandals.

  • Report: Apple working on 12-inch iPad

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Apple appears ready to go big with the iPad as sales of the company's tablet continue to suffer, USA TODAY reports. According to 9to5Mac, citing sources briefed on plans, the company is working on a 12-inch model of the iPad, including multiple key features such as the ability to view two apps simultaneously and support for multiple logins. The larger iPads would reportedly arrive later this year, while support for dual apps could be revealed as early as next month's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.

  • Boy Scout president calls for end to ban on gay leaders

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    The president of the Boy Scouts of America on Thursday called for an end to the group's ban on gay troop leaders, USA TODAY reports. Robert Gates, a former Secretary of Defense, said in remarks prepared for a meeting of the organization's leadership that "we cannot ignore the social, political and judicial changes taking place in our country." Gates said he was not proposing that the national board formally drop the ban -- yet.

  • Emails reveal: FDA was warned years ago about superbugs in medical scopes

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    State and federal health officials privately urged the Food and Drug Administration nearly six years ago to alert hospitals about contamination risks from specialized medical scopes that have been tied to a recent series of deadly superbug outbreaks, USA TODAY reports. The 2009 appeal came after duodenoscopes were linked to drug-resistant infections in dozens of Florida hospital patients, including 15 who died. In emails and a phone briefing, epidemiologists at the Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that the infections occurred because hospitals were having trouble cleaning the scopes properly, records obtained by USA TODAY show.

  • Why 'pizza' is a bad answer for your computer security question

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Bad news for security questions--it turns out lots of people love pizza, USA TODAY reports. You know those annoying security questions you have to answer when you sign up for some online accounts, so you can recover your password if you forget it? A study by Google researchers found that they aren't very secure at all.

  • Judge dismisses domestic violence charges against Ray Rice

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    A judge on Thursday dismissed domestic violence charges against Ray Rice, who was captured by a surveillance camera knocking his then-fiancee unconscious in a hotel elevator last year, The Associated Press reports. Judge Michael Donio signed the order after the Atlantic County prosecutor told him the former Baltimore Ravens running back had completed the terms of his pretrial intervention.

  • GOP presidential candidates swarm Oklahoma for key early test | WashingtonExaminer.com

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Nearly every major Republican presidential contender will visit Oklahoma City for the Southern Republican Leadership Conference this weekend. Oklahoma Republicans have billed it as the unofficial opening of the 2016 GOP presidential campaign, and it marks one of the most closely watched cattle calls of the candidates in the early primary season. "The road to win back the White House begins in Oklahoma City," said Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin in a video promoting the event. "The 2016 presidential election promises to be the most important election in our lifetime, and the choices that we make in the next two years will define America for the next generation."

  • Man strips down to nothing at airport after finding flight overbooked

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    A man waiting to board his flight to Jamaica from CLT airport stripped down to nothing after finding out his flight was overbooked, Fox 46 Charlotte reports. He was angry about the flight being overbooked and decided to take his clothes off at the gate, according to Sherry Ketchie, witness. Once she heard the commotion, she took the pictures and put them on her Facebook page.

  • Univision host: Hispanic vote to jump from 12 million to 16 million, will decide presidency | WashingtonExaminer.com

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Jorge Ramos, the influential host of Univision's Noticiero Univision, said the Latino vote will decide the 2016 presidential election and that Hispanics could see a reward for providing the margin of victory, the Washington Examiner reports. In an interview with Harvard University's Institute of Politics following a speech to students, Ramos predicted that about 16 million Hispanics will go to the polls, likely to vote Democratic based on past trends. He said that there is a "new rule" in politics — winning the White House can't be done without Hispanics."

  • News 9: Theft Suspect Bragging About Crimes On Facebook, Say Del City Police

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    DEL CITY - A metro theft suspect isn't shy, News 9 reports, and he appears to be taunting investigators on social media. Police say 19-year-old Cody Panter has been stealing from people in the Del City area, and he's bragging about it on Facebook, and now, they want him caught before someone else is victimized ...

  • KFOR Exclusive: Insanity in Oklahoma

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    NICHOLS HILLS -- Six years ago, a wealthy doctor bludgeoned his young son to death during a fit of psychosis, KFOR reports, in Nichols Hills, a wealthy suburb of Oklahoma City in the $500,000 home of Dr. Stephen Wolf. When police arrived, Sgt. Puckett walked in to see Dr. Wolf on top of his nine-year-old son, Tommy Wolf ...

  • KOCO: Two years after storm, Orr Family Farm back on track

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Exactly two years after a storm tore through the heart of the family business, Dr. Glenn Orr couldn’t be more excited about the future of his farm, KOCO reports. Today, the once-leveled red barns are back, the petting zoo’s open, horses have returned, and the farm’s even added a few things ...

  • Bin Laden kept a Tulsa World story in his bunker

    BY GINNIE GRAHAM, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    In a baffling revelation, terrorist Osama bin Laden kept a copy of a Tulsa World article about an American man who pleaded guilty to plotting the 2008 series of bombings in Mumbai, according to documents released Wednesday by a national intelligence agency. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence made public a large batch of documents seized during the May 2011 raid on the compound where bin Laden was hiding. Among the more unusual documents - other than the Tulsa World story - is a suicide prevention book, video game guide for "Delta Force Extreme 2" and silkscreening instructions. There were also hundreds of letters, books, studies and computer manuals in bin Laden's hideout. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Spotify's next conquest: streaming video

    Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Spotify is moving into YouTube territory, USA TODAY reports. The global music service announced that it is adding streaming video to complement the music catalog for which the company has made its name. During a press event unveiling the new feature in Manhattan, Spotify played clips from VICE News, the Nerdist and Comedy Central's Broad City. Spotify is adding audio podcasts as well.




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