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  • LEGO rolls out 'Dark Knight' Tumbler for Comic-Con

    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Why so serious? Because Batman's most intimidating Batmobile ever is getting the LEGO treatment, according to USA TODAY. A LEGO Tumbler, the Caped Crusader's black armored vehicle of choice in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight movie trilogy, will be on display at Comic-Con this week beginning Wednesday. Following the pop-culture convention, which runs through July 27, the Tumbler toy (1,869 pieces, $199) goes on sale at LEGO stores and in September.

  • A Nine-Year-Old Boy Has Remarried A 62-Year-Old Woman In South Africa

    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    This is Saneie Masilela and his bride, Helen Shabangu, at their second ritual marriage ceremony in Kildare Village, Mpumalanga, South Africa, according to BuzzFeed. At nine-years-old, Saneie is the world’s youngest groom. Helen is a 62-year-old married mother of five. She works at a recycling plant. The couple originally married in 2013 after Saneie claimed that his dead ancestors had instructed him to do so. They then repeated their vows with a second ceremony this year, according to local wedding tradition, BuzzFeed reports.

  • Police involved in standoff at Shawnee home

    BY NEWS9.COM | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Shawnee police are involved in a standoff after a suspect broke into a home and refused to come outside Monday morning.

  • Jake Gyllenhaal First Look as ‘Nightcrawler’ Surfaces in Craigslist Video: ‘Hard Worker Seeking Employment’

    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    The first video of Jake Gyllenhaal as his “Nightcrawler” character surfaced on the Internet Saturday in a bizarre place: Craigslist. Or perhaps not a bizarre place at all and simply the kickoff of a clever viral marketing campaign, according to The Wrap. A representative for Open Road has not yet returned TheWrap's request for comment. In the clip, Gyllenhaal's character — an aggressive freelance crime journalist — is searching for employment while philosophizing on the current climate for present day job seekers.

  • Google is testing an awesome new Google Maps feature we can’t wait to get our hands on

    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Google Maps is an amazing tool that has quite literally changed our lives. Even the shortest trips to unknown locations used to be a production that involved searches and routing on Mapquest (or, heaven forbid, on an actual paper map) and then carrying printouts of one’s path to consult while driving. Now, we type a quick search in Google Maps on our phones and go. Of course, Google is hardly one to rest on its laurels despite having released a product that has had such an impact. The company is constantly adding nifty new features to Maps, and now it’s working on one we cannot wait to get our hands on, BGR reports. Getting to your destination is one thing, but discovering interesting things about your surroundings is an area where Maps clearly has room to improve. As noted by Android Police on Monday, Google is seemingly testing new features in Google Maps that may do a good job of supplying those improvements.

  • Netflix tests private viewing mode to hide your B-movie binges

    Updated: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    We’ve all been down that road: You decide to watch some roadhouse B-movie fare on Netflix, hoping that it will be fun on some level, but it ends up just being a very bad choice — one that you and everyone sharing your account are reminded of the next day, and that your friends may even see as well, if you have chosen to share your viewing with Facebook. Netflix may be able to help you with those B-movie binges soon: reports the company is starting to test a private viewing mode.

  • Patriot Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak Dies at Age 21

    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    Skye McCole Bartusiak, who played Mel Gibson's young daughter in 2000's The Patriot, died at the age of 21 on Saturday, July 19. She was found at her home in Houston, Texas, but a cause of death has not been determined, CNN reports. Bartusiak's mother Helen McCole Bartusiak told CNN that her daughter had been suffering from epileptic seizures recently, and her boyfriend found her sitting up in her bed. "We think she had a seizure and choked and nobody was there," her mother said. "They were working on her for 45 minutes and could not get a heartbeat."

  • Hot Air Balloon Crashes Into Power Lines In Clinton; Several Injured - CBS Boston

    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    A hot air balloon crashed into power lines on Saturday night injuring five people.

  • Mystery: Posters in NYC, D.C. call Clintons 'America's Lannisters'

    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    A new Clinton mystery has hit New York City and Washington, D.C. with the surprise display of posters declaring the Clintons as “America's Most Dangerous Family" and "America's Lannisters," says the Washington Examiner. One of the ad posters appears similar to the style of the hit Netflix series, "House of Cards." The poster is in black and white and shows Bill and Hillary under an upside down U.S. flag, the sign of distress. That poster reads, “America's Most Dangerous Family.” The second offers a "Game of Thrones" reference with pictures of the Clintons and longtime aide Carville as "America's Lannisters."

  • Poetry and Rehab: Friends Paint Picture of Hooker in Google Murder Case

    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    After her arrest in California, on July 4th, Alix Tichelman broke out as America’s vilified, irresistible character du jour. She was billed as "The call girl killer" and "the black widow of Silicon Valley": a soulless young woman mixed up in the death of a Google executive and father of five. Police charged her with manslaughter. In court on Wednesday, where she pleaded not guilty, her attorney slammed the public narrative and compared his client to "a wounded bird." Now a half dozen of Tichelman’s friends have also come forward, portraying the troubled 26-year-old as a sensitive, big-hearted dreamer.

  • Son whose father died after cop used chokehold says officer ‘should be in jail’

    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    The grieving son of a man who died after an NYPD officer put him in an illegal chokehold said Sunday he wants to see the cop behind bars, reports the New York Daily News. Eric Garner’s son, Eric Snipes, 18, spoke out just hours after four emergency workers who responded to Thursday’s tragic scene in Staten Island were put on modified duty pending an investigation. Snipes focused his anger on Officer Daniel Pantaleo, the plainclothes cop seen in a viral video putting Garner in a chokehold and refusing to let up even when the father of six repeatedly yelled he couldn’t breathe.

  • KOKH: New plan on Oklahoma City bike lanes disappoints riders

    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    The Oklahoma City City Council approved a $360,000 plan for 62 new miles of bike routes that had cyclists excited, says KOKH. But riders who've seen this plan say until they're comfortable enough taking their bikes out into the streets and getting them among traffic, there won't be an effective ...

  • News 9: ‘All-Clear’ Given Following OKC Hospital Bomb Threat

    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    An ‘all-clear’ is given at a metro hospital after a man called News 9 to say his cousin placed two bombs in the building to protest gay marriage in Oklahoma. Oklahoma City police say they first received a call from the unidentified man at 10:30 Sunday night who made a vague bomb threat to Deaconess Hospital on ...

  • KFOR: Toddler tragedy at a popular Edmond park

    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    EDMOND - A toddler is dead after a trip to an Edmond park over the weekend, KFOR reports. Police say it happened around 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Mitch Park when ...

  • 14-year-old girl killed in Go Kart wreck near Texas Motor Speedway

    Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    A day of fun quickly turned tragic near the Texas Motor Speedway when a Go Kart went out of control, fatally injuring the 14-year-old female driver. The family of Kierstin Eaddy confirmed to NBC 5 that she was the one killed in the accident. They say the Flower Mound resident was an honor student and a volunteer. They told NBC 5's Catherine Ross that "they're trying to understand why God took such a special little girl today." According to CareFlite, Eaddy was driving in a solo Go Kart race when something went wrong.

  • Blogger fined for ranking too high on Google

    Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    A French judge has ruled against a blogger because her scathing restaurant review was too prominent in Google search results, according to BBC News. The judge ordered that the post's title be amended and told the blogger Caroline Doudet to pay damages. Ms Doudet said the decision made it a crime to be highly ranked on search engines, BBC News reports.

  • Woman Loses Family in Both Malaysia Flights

    Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    An Australian woman is mourning the loss of loved ones on a Malaysia Airlines flight for the second time this year, according to Newser. Kaylene Mann lost a brother and sister-in-law in the disappearance of Flight 370 in March. Now she's learned that her stepdaughter was aboard the plane that got shot down over Ukraine yesterday, according to the Times of New Zealand and Australia.

  • Army to Give Chelsea Manning Gender Treatment

    Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    The US military will begin treatment for US document leaker Chelsea Manning for her gender-identity condition, according to BBC News. Defence secretary Chuck Hagel has approved gender treatment for Pte First Class Manning, a native of Crescent, Okla., who was formerly known as Bradley. The move came after the bureau of prisons rejected the Army's request to transfer her from a military facility, BBC News reports.

  • Man Faces Felony for Using Drone to Film Outside a Hospital Window

    Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    In the domestic drone debate, critics have argued that personal drones will usher in an era of rampant DIY surveillance, with cameras in the sky everywhere you turn. Proponents of that view have more ammunition this week, as an upstate New York man was arrested and faces felony charges for allegedly using a drone to film outside a medical exam room, according to The Verge. David Beesmer, 49, flew a drone within 15 feet of a hospital window where patients were being examined, according to a police report. There, Beesmer’s drone — a DJI Phantom 2, according to his Facebook page— was reportedly seen by patients and staff at the hospital. On Tuesday, Beesmer excitedly posted videos of the hospital to his page, but yesterday he apologized: “I truly realize that I should have asked first but did not think it would be an issue….only to discover that it sure is…”

  • Blake Shelton Brags on Miranda Lambert: 'I'm Proud of Her'

    Published: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    It’s not hard to see that Miranda Lambert has one very proud husband in country star Blake Shelton. The ‘Boys ‘Round Here’ singer brags on his talented lady regularly, but as of late, it’s been for her success with her store, the Pink Pistol, according to Lambert, who is quite the fashionista — and apparently, quite the entrepreneur – opened up the Pink Pistol in Tishomingo, Okla. in November 2012. The store’s opening has subsequently launched another store in Lambert’s hometown of Lindale and a pop-up shop in Nashville, but most importantly, has revitalized Shelton’s tiny town. “I think it’s great what it’s done for the community and the people there love it, and I’m proud of her when you do drive through,” Mr. Miranda Lambert brags. “If you could have seen a picture of downtown Tishomingo four years ago and see it now, it would blow your mind. It’s unbelievable. It went from absolute ghost town with tumbleweeds and skinny dogs walking up and down the street to, it looks like Pigeon Forge or something around there now. And that is all centered around the Pink Pistol. It’s amazing what it’s done.”