• Want ESPN without the cable bill?

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Finally, you’re going to be able to watch ESPN online without paying your cable company for a hundred bizzaro channels you don’t care about. Starting tomorrow, Dish Network will start taking customers for a $20/month, online-only service called Sling TV, Yahoo Tech reports. (If you have a cable subscription that includes ESPN, or if you know somebody who does, you can still view it on the WatchESPN site or app instead.)

  • Plus-Size Model Tess Holliday Encourages Women to #EffYourBeautyStandards

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Like most successful models, Tess Holliday, formerly Tess Munster, follows a regimented fitness and nutrition program. She works out with a personal trainer four times a week and enjoys walking, swimming, and hiking in her free time. She avoids soda and drinks a lot of water, Yahoo Beauty reports. She cooks healthy and indulges in moderation like any sane person would. Unlike most successful models, Munster is 5’5” tall and a UK size 24 (a US size 20). In an industry where the standard for plus size models is between UK sizes 10 and 18 (US size 6 to 14) and taller than 5’8”— waifish Kate Moss is considered short at 5’7”—Holliday is an extreme anomaly. She spoke exclusively with Yahoo Beauty about how she’s been leading a viral social media movement.

  • 'American Idol' winner files lawsuit

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    According to a shocking new story by The Hollywood Reporter,American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips is suing 19 Entertainment to get out of his “oppressive,” “manipulative,” and “fatally conflicted” contract, Yahoo Music reports. "I am very grateful for the opportunities provided to me through appearing on American Idol,” Phillips said in a statement. “The value that the fans and the show have given to my career is not lost on me. However, I have not felt that I have been free to conduct my career in a way that I am comfortable with. I look forward to being able to make my own choices about my career and to being able to make great music and play it for my fans.”

  • Verizon Phones Raise New Privacy Fears

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    For the last several months, cybersecurity experts have been warning Verizon Wireless that it was putting the privacy of its customers at risk, The New York Times reports. The computer codes the company uses to tag and follow its mobile subscribers around the web, they said, could make those consumers vulnerable to covert tracking and profiling. It looks as if there was reason to worry.

  • Benadryl Can Up Your Risk of Alzheimer’s

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Over-the-counter sleeping aids and hayfever treatments can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a study has found. The sleeping medication Nytol and anti-allergy pills Benadryl and Piriton all belong to a class of drug highlighted in a warning from researchers, The Guardian reports. Each of these drugs has “anticholinergic” blocking effects on the nervous system that are said – at higher doses – to raise the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia significantly over several years. Other drugs on the risk list include older “tricyclic” antidepressants such as doxepin, and the bladder control treatment Ditropan (oxybutynin). Many of these medicines are taken by vulnerable older people, according to the scientists, who say their findings have public health implications.

  • Snapchat unveils Discover for news

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Snapchat users will find a lot more news in their messaging feeds, USA TODAY reports. The app added a Discover feature where users can explore videos and stories from media outlets including CNN, ESPN and Yahoo News. Stories in Snapchat boast a combination of video, graphics and text. In a statement introducing Discover, Snapchat says the feature was built with creativity in mind.

  • Why do men hate church, and what can be done about it?

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Men may love the Bible, and they may consider themselves Christians, but when it comes to going to church, well, it's just a little too girly for some, The Tennessean reports. The Sunday clothes. The contemporary love songs to Jesus. The winding sermons. Typical dudes don't thrill to any of those things, contends David Murrow, author and founder of Church for Men, an Alaska-based, nondenominational group dedicated to attracting more of them. It isn't just Murrow who's worried about a man crisis in churches. Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, former archbishop of St. Louis and the highest-ranking American in the Vatican under Pope Benedict, gave a scathing interview this month decrying the feminization of the Roman Catholic church. He pinned troubles ranging from men skipping worship to priests molesting boys on the fact that women fill church roles formerly occupied solely by men.

  • Boehner admits 'couple of stumbles' in GOP agenda

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    House Republican leaders who this week cancelled plans to debate a border security bill opposed by their conservative faction acknowledged Tuesday making “a couple of stumbles” in formulating their agenda, the Washington Examiner reports. Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, met privately with rank and file Republicans Tuesday morning, a day after pulling a border security bill that the far right faction viewed as too soft. Republican leaders were forced to cancel debate on the legislation because it may not have had the support needed for passage. They had hoped to quickly pass the bill, which is aimed at strengthening border security by giving the Department of Homeland Security firm deadlines to halt the influx of illegal immigrants.

  • Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to Be Charged With Desertion, Officials Say

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by enemy forces in Afghanistan for five years, will be charged with desertion, a senior defense officials tell NBC News. The officials say the charges could be referred within a week. According to the officials, the desertion charges would be based on allegations that Bergdahl abandoned his remote outpost in June 2009 to avoid hazardous duty or important service, which are grounds for charges of desertion under the Uniform Military Code of Justice, (UCMJ). According to one senior official, Bergdahl's actions in Afghanistan go well beyond the lesser offense of AWOL, absent without leave, because he allegedly abandoned his post "in the middle of a combat zone, potentially putting the lives of his fellows soldiers at risk."

  • 17-Year-Old Girl Shot Dead By Three Cops At Texas Police Station

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    A preliminary autopsy released today shows a 17-year-old girl killed by police last week died of gunshot wounds to her trunk and upper body. The manner of death is listed as a homicide, according to the preliminary autopsy for Kristiana Coignard that was released today by Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace James Mathis’ office. The autopsy was performed by Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences at Dallas. Coignard, a former Pine Tree ISD student, was shot Thursday after brandishing a weapon at police officers in the lobby of the Longview Police Department on Cotton Street.

  • KOKH: Edmond teen becomes Huffington Post blogger

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    EDMOND - An Edmond teen is getting national attention for her perspective on adoption, says KOKH. Soon after 15-year-old Edmond Memorial student Anna Eldridge began blogging about adoption, the Huffington Post picked it up, and in the last few weeks the publication asked Anna to be an official teen blogger for the site ...

  • KOKH: Famous anti-death penalty activist in Oklahoma City

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Internationally renowned anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean is in Oklahoma City, to speak out on behalf of death row inmate Richard Glossip, KOKH reports. Prejean will be speaking at the State Capitol Tuesday morning at 10 a.m., and the event is being sponsored by ...

  • Facebook: No 3rd party attack on network or Instagram

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    SAN MATEO, Calif. — Facebook said it suffered a self-inflicted outage lasting an hour Monday that made its site inaccessible to users worldwide, reports USA Today. The glitch reported in Asia, the United States, Australia and the U.K. affected access from PCs and Facebook's mobile app. The social media giant's Instagram service was also inaccessible. In a statement to USA TODAY on Tuesday, Facebook said: "Earlier today many people had trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram. This was not the result of a third party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems. We moved quickly to fix the problem, and both services are back to 100% for everyone." However Lizard Squad, a group notorious for attention seeking antics online, claimed responsibility on Twitter for the outages.

  • New traffic apps may be pushing cars into residential areas

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Veteran Los Angeles drivers who know the shortcuts between the San Fernando Valley and the neighborhoods over the hills to the south still find the steep, zig-zagging side streets of Sherman Oaks daunting. Make one wrong turn, residents joke, and you will be lost in a canyon somewhere. Now, the fast-growing popularity of real-time traffic apps, such as Google Maps and Waze, are steering more and more of the county's 6 million cars around congested freeways and boulevards, and through residential areas such as Sherman Oaks, where traffic is lighter and there are few stoplights. Many commuters say that Waze has made driving a more pleasant and serendipitous experience. But residents along once-quiet streets that parallel Los Angeles County's freeways have begun to complain that commuters dodging sluggish morning traffic are zipping through their neighborhoods, veering around corners and rolling through stop signs. 

  • FBI Arrests Russian Spy Allegedly Collecting Intel In The Bronx

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    The FBI arrested a Russian spy who was allegedly collecting intel and trying to recruit others in New York on Monday, The Huffington Post reports. The Twitter account for the FBI in New York tweeted the news: "Just in: FBI arrests Russian spy in the Bronx who was part of ring attempting to collect economic intelligence & recruit #NYC residents."

  • TSA seizes record 2,212 firearms in 2014

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    When packing your carry-on luggage, don't forget to remove your gun. Unless you've got permission, not remembering could get you in trouble. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration seized a record 2,212 firearms from carry-on luggage in 2014, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security reported Friday.

  • 'Full House' Cast Reunites, Performs the Theme Song

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    "Full House" first aired in 1987, but now the cast is back together! Lori Loughlin, also known as Aunt Becky, shared pics from the birthday party of the show’s creator, Jeff Franklin, on Saturday night, ETOnline.com reports. In one of the pics, Loughlin is seen smiling with her former co-stars Candace Cameron Bure (D.J.) and Jodie Sweetin (Stephanie) and captioned the photo, "It's looking like a Full House kinda night."

  • Dropkick Murphys ask Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to stop using their music

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    You know presidential campaign season is underway when bands start slamming candidates with opposing political views for using their music, The Journal Sentinel reports. This time, it's Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys who have a beef with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (not officially a 2016 presidential candidate yet, but almost certain to be one), after Walker used Murphys' "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" as intro music for his speech at the Iowa Freedom SummitSaturday. "Please stop using our music in any way .. . we literally hate you !!! Love, Dropkick Murphys," the band wrote in a tweet Saturday.

  • Why One Church Works Entirely by Phone

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    Modern conveniences like cellphones and the Internet increasingly make living in rural Alaska less rural and decidedly more intriguing. With small villages scattered across the largest state connected by frozen roads and air travel, Alaskans are innovative in many ways. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are no exception, with the formation in recent years of the Alaska Bush Branch of the LDS Church. With approximately 200 members from 36 families, the Bush Branch of the LDS Church meets Sunday mornings as many churches do, except this congregation meets over the phone, The Alaska Dispatch News reports.

  • The first shot: Clinton vs. Palin

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    It’s a political junkie’s dream: Sarah Palin versus Hillary Rodham Clinton. And it’s happening. Two days after Sarah Palin said she is considering a bid and held up a “Ready for Hillary” car magnet during her weekend address at an Iowa conservatives convention, the group took the bait and fired back, accusing Palin of signaling the beginning of a GOP anti-Clinton crusade.




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