• 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.

  • Mayweather-Pacquiao was 'pay for snooze'

    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    If this wasn't the fight that killed boxing, nothing will. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: the uber-bout that wasn’t. The so-called fight of the century was pay-per-snooze, a complete waste of everyone’s time and money — except in a boxing community now rolling in obscene amounts of cash, surely in disbelief they fooled us rubes again. The six years that had passed since Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao should have originally fought might have built the anticipation for Saturday night, but it actually robbed us the possibility of a fight that might live up to the hype.

  • While other cities riot, Tulsa talks

    By GINNIE GRAHAM, Tulsa World | Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    As Baltimore rages and Ferguson, Missouri, struggles to recover, Tulsa has survived the type of anger leading communities to ashes. Tulsa burned once, during the notorious 1921 race riot that destroyed much of the Greenwood District. By comparison, the past few weeks have moved a racially, economically and generationally mixed crowd to protest for change in front of the county Sheriff’s Office using signs and chants. No blows have been exchanged, no glass broken, no property damaged, no fires set and no looting taken place. Arguably, the message of discontent is getting through to officials more effectively with nonviolence.

  • Dallas struggles with police officers’ departures for better pay, morale

    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    After eight years with the Dallas Police Department, Kenneth King headed west earlier this year in search of a better life. He didn’t have to go far. King is one of eight officers who in recent months have joined the Fort Worth Police Department, where his base salary is $62,000 a year — about $11,000 more than he earned in Dallas even with overtime. But it’s not just the greenbacks; the pastures are also greener in Fort Worth, he said. “I felt like the morale at DPD was at the lowest I had seen it.” Several others making the jump to Fort Worth also cited low morale and lousy pay in Dallas.

  • The Spice Girls Just Reunited And It Will Seriously Spice Up Your Life

    Published: Sun, May 3, 2015

    Stop right now, thank you very much -- the Spice Girls just reunited, and it was amazing! Saturday was David Beckham's birthday , thus the perfect occasion to get (almost all) of Victoria Beckham's former girl band members together. Posh Spice was joined by Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm and Emma Bunton (sadly, no Scary Spice in sight) to celebrate the soccer star's 40th birthday in Marrakech, Morocco. The group did have a fifth honorary member, however, when Eva Longoria joined for photos.

  • Christie’s White House Hopes Seem to Be Fading

    Published: Sat, May 2, 2015

    There's an absorption of a new reality for the governor of New Jersey and those closest to him: that his bid for the White House, never a sure bet, seems increasingly and agonizingly far-fetched. A political team long characterized by its self-assuredness now sounds strikingly subdued, sobered and, at times, openly insecure. In two dozen interviews, many of the closest allies and advisers to Mr. Christie acknowledged that winning the Republican nomination required a domino-like series of stumbles from his rivals and an unlikely breakthrough for him.

  • It's a girl! Kate Middleton welcomes #RoyalBaby

    Published: Sat, May 2, 2015

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have welcomed a baby girl, born this morning at the Lindo Wing in St Mary's Hospital in Paddington. The princess weighed 8lbs 3oz and is 'doing well'.

  • German Magazine Vangardist Prints Cover Using HIV-Positive Blood

    Published: Sat, May 2, 2015

    The Vangardist, a German men's magazine, is printing an entire issue using HIV-infected blood in a quest to educate the public and eliminate misconceptions about HIV and AIDS. Of course, there's also the issue of taking this approach to raise the magazine's literary and commercial value. The Vangardist's May issue is already being considered a collector's item since just 3,000 copies featuring the HIV-positive ink blood have been printed. The conversation now surrounding the 'Vangardist' is not about eliminating the deadly AIDS/HIV virus as much as it is about the provocative publishing approach.

  • Five things we learned from the Atlanta Hawks' first round victory

    Published: Sat, May 2, 2015

    The Atlanta Hawks needed six games to dispatch the Brooklyn Nets. Here's what we learned from that series.

  • Honolulu Food Festival explores wonders of canned meat

    Published: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Spam Jam, happening Saturday near Waikiki beach, hosts local restaurants that serve creative variations of canned-meat dishes to a crowd of nearly 25,000, according to organizers. Spam became popular in Hawaii during World War II, when it was being shipped to military personnel on the islands.

  • Crime and mystery writer Ruth Rendell dies at 85

    Published: Sat, May 2, 2015

    LONDON — Prolific crime and mystery writer Ruth Rendell, perhaps best known for her Chief Inspector Wexford novels, died Saturday, said her publisher, Penguin Random House. She was 85. The cause of death was not announced.

  • B.B. King remains in home hospice care

    Published: Sat, May 2, 2015

    Blues legend B.B. King remains in hospice care Saturday at his home in Las Vegas. King's longtime business manager Laverne Toney says the musician had a good night and she welcomed the concern about his health. Toney has legal control over King's affairs. King first informed his fans Friday via Facebook. "I am in home hospice care at my residence in Las Vegas," wro te the blues legend. "Thanks to all for your well wishes and prayers."

  • 8 Ways to Get Likes and Followers on Instagram

    Updated: Sat, May 2, 2015

    If there’s one thing on social media that makes everyone happy, it’s getting more likes and more followers. So you’ve created an Instagram account. You’re excited about sharing some awesome photos or videos that you’ve taken that reflect your brand (whether it’s your personal brand, or managing the account for your business), and you are enthusiastic about earning some love from fellow Instagram users. After connecting your Instagram and Facebook accounts, you’ve seen your following grow—maybe you have around a hundred or so followers, but then it plateaus. It’s around this point in your Instagram game that you might think, “Man, this is impossible.” Well, today, I have some good news. We’ll go over a few pretty simple ways to get your Instagram account some major cred in the form of likes and followers.

  • How to get a song out of your head

    Published: Fri, May 1, 2015

    I get at least one song stuck in my head every day, and many of my favorite tunes have been completely ruined after their hundredth mental play-through.   Science of Us has grappled before with the question of how to get rid of an earworm , but new research recently published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology suggests that there’s been a simple solution all along: chew gum. Testing the theory that interfering with "articulatory motor programming" — that is, the motor skills involved in speech — by chewing can disrupt the formation of unwanted musical memories, researchers at the University of Reading conducted three experiments involving chewing gum and listening to catchy tunes. (The initial idea for the research came from an inauspicious source: an anonymous online post touting the anti-earworm benefits of chewing on cinnamon sticks.)