• J.K. Rowling Tells Fans She's 'Really Sorry' for Killing Off a 'Harry Potter' Character

    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Remember that time in 1998 when the world shaken by a violent battle and the fate of the globe hung in jeopardy? No, because that didn't really happen in our world. But it did happen in the "Harry Potter" universe, and one of the young wizards in that battle paid a terrible price, ETOnline reports. 

  • Every new movie and TV show you can stream on Netflix this week (May 3 – May 9)

    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    It’s that time of the week again, and BGR is bringing you a roundup of the best new Netflix movies and shows for your streaming pleasure. A lot of your time is wasted by looking around Netflix for something you haven’t seen yet, so this update will save you some precious ticks on the clock...

  • Meet Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. The Meaning Behind the Royal Baby Name.

    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    And the princess has a name. The daughter of Kate Middleton and Prince William is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, according to an announcement by Kensington Palace. "This name is fitting for the princess because it's historically significant but it's also personal to the duke and duchess of Cambridge," Linda Rosenkrantz, co-founder of Nameberry, tells Yahoo Parenting. "Charlotte is the feminine version of Charles, the father of Prince William and is a version of Carole, the name of Kate's mother. Charlotte is also the middle name of Pippa Middleton, Kate's sister."

  • Junior A hockey coach keeps $8K from teen goalie too sick to play

    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    The mother of a 17-year-old goalie sidelined by serious illness is appalled by the conduct of his hockey coach, who kept $8,000 in fees from her son — for a season he missed entirely. "All he wanted was to play hockey," said Aline Maalouf, of Mississauga, Ont. "It just ripped me to pieces, the pain that he's in physically — and this is just adding to it." "I had to have my parents help me walk … I was going through so many things," said her son.

  • Crews On Scene Of Deadly Crash In Edmond

    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Emergency crews are on the scene of a deadly crash in Edmond, Oklahoma, Monday morning.

  • Man accidentally falls 30 feet off Sunshine Skyway Bridge

    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    A passenger in a vehicle on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge accidentally fell off the bridge Sunday night.

  • Kansas Schools Close Early as Sam Brownback Tax Cuts Squeeze Revenue

    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Income-tax cuts championed by the governor have also led to credit downgrades, political turmoil, and deepening budget deficits.

  • Note on restaurant receipt to Kansas governor goes viral

    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    A photo posted on social media regarding a note on a receipt given to Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has gone viral overnight.

  • The Race to Explore Germany's Heritage

    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    All across Germany, testaments to the country's history are scattered through the landscapes and in urban centers. This is a land with thousands of years of events that have shaped the whole world as we know it. Empires have risen and fallen, wars have been won and lost, and religions have been created and split apart. This travel blogger's 39 World Heritage Sites in 30 days provides an incredible history lesson about the different eras of the German story.

  • Slideshow: Top 10 Stunning Spring Destinations

    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    For travelers seeking affordable prices, small crowds and pleasant weather, spring is the perfect time of year to travel. Check out this slideshow of the 10 most stunning spring travel destinations.

  • Melissa Rivers reflects on mom's final hours, 'Fashion Police' feud

    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Melissa Rivers sat down in an exclusive TODAY interview, her first on television since the August 2014 death of her inimitable mother, comedian Joan Rivers. Melissa opened up to Matt Lauer Monday about the last conversation she had with her mother, their creative collaborations and the recent controversies that have plagued E!'s "Fashion Police." Melissa, 47, said the pair had "a very normal conversation" the night before her mother underwent a minor throat procedure, during which she stopped breathing .

  • Piranha fished out of lake -- in Arkansas...

    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Arkansas Game and Fish Commission confirmed with Channel 7 News Sunday that a piranha was caught in Lake Bentonville last week. According to AGFC Assistant Chief of Communications,  Keith Stephens, the fish was caught on Friday. Stephens said people have caught piranhas in Arkansas before, but they don't last long.

  • Socially liberal Jews go Republican over Israel | WashingtonExaminer.com

    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    The premier organization for politically active Jewish Republicans has grown considerably as new members set aside their opposition to the GOP's conservative social agenda to make a statement on Israel, the Washington Examiner reports. The Republican Jewish Coalition recently hosted 800 members at its annual spring meeting in Las Vegas. Two years ago, the same gathering drew fewer than 400. President Obama gets most of the credit for doubling attendance. His antagonistic relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and emerging deal with Iran to limit but not end Tehran's nuclear weapons program have driven up membership. True, most of them are fiscal conservatives and foreign policy hawks who usually vote Republican — though not exclusively. But many have maintained a wary relationship with the GOP because they consider themselves "social liberals" at odds with the party's opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage. Pushed by Obama and his Middle East policies, they have cast off those suspicions and become politically active, card-carrying members of the Republican Party.

  • Tributes are pouring in for Dave Goldberg as Silicon Valley mourns the loss of his 'good-guyness'

    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    Silicon Valley was shocked Saturday to learn that Dave Goldberg, the CEO of SurveyMonkey and husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, had died . He was 47, Yahoo Finance says. His death has hit the community hard. In an industry full of massive egos and cutthroat competitors, Goldberg was widely beloved and revered as a genuinely nice guy. You can see that in the heartfelt tributes that have poured out for him since the news broke.

  • NewsOn6: Arson Investigation Underway At Tulsa Islamic School

    Published: Mon, May 4, 2015

    TULSA - Tulsa Fire Department said a building fire at the Tulsa Islamic Center school has been ruled arson, NewsOn6 reports. The principal, Zaheer Arastu, wouldn't show the surveillance video but said the juvenile vandals trashed six classrooms, threw paper and paint down the hall, tried setting the science lab on fire and even broke specimens being preserved in formaldehyde ...

  • Trade deal opens immigration floodgates, OK's future Obama changes, senator says | WashingtonExaminer.com

    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    President Obama's bid for fast track trade authority along with a huge Asian trade deal fell into further trouble Sunday night when a key Republican senator charged that the deals open the door to more immigration and let the administration make future changes without congressional approval. Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions delivered the bruising blow when he raised five questions about the Trade Promotion Authority speeding through Congress and the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal that TPA would help push.

  • Could Ebola become an AIDS-like sexually transmitted disease?

    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Scientists have confirmed that Ebola can be transmitted more easily through sexual relations than was previously thought.

  • On 'Star Wars' Day, May the Fourth be with you

    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    It’s an official unofficial holiday Monday – if you speak Wookie, pilot a tie fighter, or dream of vacationing in Cloud City. May 4 is Star Wars Day. Fans of the franchise greet each other with “May the fourth be with you” all day, a nod to the movie line, “May the force be with you.” The holiday has grassroots origins, thanks to the Internet allowing fans to unite and connect with each other. According to starwars.com, the earliest reference to May 4 actually comes from 1979, when author Alan Arnold was chronicling the making of the second film in the franchise (but, in order of the storyline, film 5), The Empire Strikes Back.

  • McDonald’s has "revival" plan for fast-food

    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    After a string of attention-getting announcements in the past two months, McDonald’s Corp. Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook is expected on Monday to give the first thorough look at his strategy to revive the fast-food giant. Analysts agree the meeting will be a must-watch for those interested in the Golden Arches’ future—though they have little idea what the new CEO is likely to say, and how far it will go beyond the moves he has announced already on issues from raising wages to trimming menu items.

  • Boko Haram freed women tell of captivity horror

    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Former hostages held by Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria describe their ordeal at the hands of the militant group before their rescue.




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