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  • Gas Leak Forces Businesses To Evacuate In Yukon

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    YUKON, Oklahoma - A gas leak has forced the evacuation of several businesses in Yukon. Yukon police and firefighters are working to cap a gas line break near Yukon City Hall located at 5th and Main Streets a 5 inch line was cut.

  • Scientists say they've created artificial blood for humans

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    It is the stuff of gothic science fiction: men in white coats in factories of blood and bones, according to The Telegraph. But the production of blood on an industrial scale could become a reality once a trial is conducted in which artificial blood made from human stem cells is tested in patients for the first time. It is the latest breakthrough in scientists’ efforts to re-engineer the body, which have already resulted in the likes of 3d-printed bones and bionic limbs.

  • Special Delivery! Police Officer Delivers Own Baby In Patrol Car

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    When Hawaii Police Officer Mario Ochoa’s wife, Ryan, went into labor, the couple thought they had some time to get to the hospital. Ryan labored for 30 hours with their first child, after all. This baby, however, was working with a different schedule.

  • Slayings at Kansas Jewish centers classified as hate crime

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    The shooting rampage that left three people dead outside a Jewish community center and a Jewish retirement home in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kan., will be investigated as federal hate crimes, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday, according to USA TODAY. Frazier Glenn Cross, 73, a longtime white supremacist from rural Missouri, was arrested Sunday and held on a charge of premeditated first-degree murder in connection with a shooting spree. Before being driven off to jail, Miller -- also known as Frazier Glenn Miller -- began ranting while in police custody, police said. A TV news video shows the suspect yelling what appears to be "Heil Hitler!" from the backseat of a police car, USA TODAY reports.

  • 'SNL' mocks CNN's constant updates with pregnancy test commercial

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Thanks to CNN's frantic coverage of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, "Saturday Night Live" gave the news network its very own pregnancy test -- one that offers constant updates but no actual results, of course, The Huffington Post reports. Watch the "SNL" commercial parody from this weekend's Seth Rogen-hosted episode above.

  • Robin Roberts explains why she didn't talk about her girlfriend

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Robin Roberts recently opened up about some of the reactions she got when she came out as gay, according to The Huffington Post. The "Good Morning America" co-host made headlines when she came out in a Facebook post last December, and subsequently talked about her longtime girlfriend Amber on air. Roberts also shared a photo of the two of them with family members at her niece's wedding. In a new interview with Good Housekeeping, Roberts said she was overjoyed by many of the responses, but that there was also some criticism from people who asked why she hadn't disclosed her 10-year-old relationship with her girlfriend earlier.

  • KFC debuts chicken drumstick corsage...no, really!

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    It's a rite of passage for many, and KFC wants to be there, according to CNBC.com. The fried chicken purveyor has debuted the first (to our knowledge) chicken drumstick corsage to add a little poultry to the prom this year. For just $20, buyers will receive a corsage kit from a Louisville, Ky. florist, which includes a $5 KFC gift card that can be used for a drumstick of one's choice—Extra Crispy, Kentucky Grilled Chicken or Original Recipe. (The site advises whichever best matches the dress. We suggest whatever's least greasy.)

  • Savannah Guthrie launches baby blog

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    "I'm 42 years old, and I honestly didn't know if I'd ever get this chance," says Today show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, who is expecting her first child in August with husband Michael Feldman, 45, USA TODAY reports. "I've never been more thankful, or felt more blessed from above. I know how lucky I am. For a long time, I think I was afraid to even let myself think about how much I hoped to one day have a baby." So she has decided to share her thoughts in a blog, Maternity Musings, at Today.com, which kicked off today. She'll be posting photos and sharing tips about pregnancy, —- "and all its assorted joys, fears and weirdness," she says.

  • Depression risks increase for young dads

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Becoming a dad can be emotionally tough for any guy, but especially for young, first-time fathers. A new study finds that the first five years of parenthood — key attachment and bonding years for a child — may be the riskiest for young dads when it comes to developing depression, according to USA TODAY. Symptoms of depression increased on average by 68% over the first five years of fatherhood for men who were around 25 years old when they became fathers and lived with their children, according to the study published online today in the journal Pediatrics.

  • Is Tuesday's 'blood moon' eclipse the end of the world?

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Tuesday's first of four lunar "blood moon" eclipses will mark a major earth-shattering event, depending on your viewpoint -- either the possible start of the end of the world or Tax Day, according to USA TODAY. It could also be just a spectacularly beautiful astronomical event over the next two years. The tetrad -- or four consecutive and complete lunar eclipses occurring at approximately six month intervals -- will all be visible over the United States during 2014 -2015, according to NASA lunar eclipse expert Fred Espenak.

  • Teen shooting victim 'an absolute joy,' friend says

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    The youngest of three victims in Sunday's deadly shooting at a Jewish community center in Kansas was a soon-to-be Eagle Scout who shared a love of the outdoors and University of Oklahoma sports with his slain grandfather, reports NBC. Reat Underwood, 14, a freshman at Blue Valley High school, was gunned down Sunday along with his grandfather, William Corporon, in an attack that is being investigated as a hate crime.

  • Chelsea Clinton opens door to a political bid

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Chelsea Clinton is no longer an automatic “no” when it comes to running for office someday, according to USA TODAY. The former first daughter is now willing to leave the door open — a teeny, tiny bit — to a political bid, according to an interview with Fast Company. “I live in a city and a state and a country where I support my elected representatives,” Clinton told the business magazine. “If at some point that weren’t the case, and I didn’t support my mayor or my city councilwoman or my congresswoman or either of my senators — and I’m lucky to live in a state where I have lots of women representing me, you know — maybe then I’d have to ask and answer the question for myself, and come to a different answer.”

  • Federal Judge Strikes Down Ohio's Ban On Recognizing Same-Sex Couples' Out-Of-State Marriages

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black on Monday ruled that Ohio’s ban on recognizing the out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples is unconstitutional — a move he announced in court earlier this month that he would be taking, according to BuzzFeed. “The record before the Court … is staggeringly devoid of any legitimate justification for the State’s ongoing arbitrary discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and, therefore, Ohio’s marriage recognition bans are facially unconstitutional and unenforceable under any circumstances,” the judge wrote. Black earlier, in another case that Ohio officials appealed to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, ruled that the marriage recognition laws in the state were unconstitutional — but the case was limited to the treatment of death certificates, BuzzFeed reports.

  • Nearly A Month After Controversy, 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Commits To Stop Using Transphobic Slur

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Following backlash from the trans community, "RuPaul’s Drag Race" announced the term “she-male” will no longer appear in its programming, according to BuzzFeed. The latest statement, sent to The Huffington Post by Logo, reads: "We wanted to thank the community for sharing their concerns around a recent segment and the use of the term ‘she-mail’ on Drag Race..."

  • Teen Who Tweeted Threat At American Airlines Arrested, Police Say

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Dutch police said Monday that a teenager who tweeted threats to American Airlines is in custody, according to BuzzFeed. On Sunday, a 14-year-old named Sarah tweeted the following: "@AmericanAir hellow my name's Ibrahim and I'm from Afghanistan. I'm part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I'm gonna do something really big bye."

  • Some of the bravest kids you'll ever meet

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    The subject matter of HBO's documentary One Last Hug is heartbreaking, and you're going to cry when you watch it, according to ThePostGame.com. Kids losing parents. Kids losing siblings. Kids losing best friends. To natural causes. To war. To murder. To suicide. It's brutal, and it happens all the time. One in seven American children under the age of 20 will experience the death of a loved one. But you'll keep watching, ThePostGame.com reports.

  • Backstreet Boy Nick Carter gets married

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Beyoncé isn't the only Mrs. Carter in town. Yahoo Celebrity reports Nick Carter married his longtime girlfriend, Lauren Kitt, on Saturday in Santa Barbara, California. The 34-year-old singer is the last member of the Backstreet Boys, which formed in 1993, to take the matrimonial plunge. Nick and Lauren, 30, weren't secretive about their nuptials, which took place under a stunning altar adorned with white and purple blooms. The couple has been tweeting about the big day for weeks with the fitness expert, who competes in bikini contests, even creating a hashtag for the occasion: #NicknLowswedding. They also posted an Instagram photo of themselves affixing a love lock on a bridge in Cologne, Germany.

  • Mark Wahlberg's emotional MTV Movie Awards speech

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    On Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards," actor and producer Mark Wahlberg was given the Generation Award, which is kind of like a Lifetime Achievement Award, minus all of the prestige, according to Yahoo TV. Past winners have included Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, and Jennifer Aniston. And, Wahlberg said they all have one thing in common: They're old! Wahlberg went on talk about how lucky he was in his lifetime to have gone from being incarcerated to being an underwear model to having a one-hit music career, all before launching a lucrative acting career, Yahoo reports.

  • Bryan Cranston helps teen ask girl to the prom

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    No one says no to Walter White, so when Stefan Montana recruited Bryan Cranston to help ask his date to prom, the odds were in his favor, according to Yahoo Celebrity. The high school student approached the "Breaking Bad" star outside of his Broadway show, "All the Way," as he was leaving the theater and asked if he could help him ask the big question via a video message as his character from the hit AMC show. Cranston happily obliged, looking straight into the camera. "Maddie, if you don't go to the prom with Stefan than maybe your best course of action is to tread lightly," the actor said. And it looks like the video worked!

  • Judge orders man to hold 'I am a bully' sign

    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    An Ohio man who spent hours on a street corner Sunday with a sign declaring he's a bully says that the punishment in a disorderly conduct case was unfair and that the judge who sentenced him has ruined his life, according to The Associated Press. Sixty-two-year-old Edmond Aviv mostly ignored honking horns and people who stopped by to talk with him in South Euclid, the Northeast Ohio Media Group reported. "The judge destroyed me," Aviv said. "This isn't fair at all."