• Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie has terminal cancer

    Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie has terminal...

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    (CNN)Gord Downie, the lead singer for the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip, has terminal brain cancer. Downie was diagnosed in December and "since then, obviously, he's endured a lot of difficult times," the band said on its website Tuesday morning. For 30 years, Tragically Hip has been one of Canada's most successful acts, racking up 14 Juno awards and nine No. 1s. And the 52-year-old Downie is one of its most charismatic singers.

  • Art Briles dismissed as football coach at Baylor

    Art Briles dismissed as football coach at Baylor

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Art Briles was dismissed as Baylor football coach after eight seasons with the school, according to ESPN. Players were notified of the news via text message from Briles, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy. The school will make the announcement at 11 a.m., the report said. Briles, who was hired in December 2007, went 4-8 in his first two seasons. Baylor then went 7-6 and played in its first bowl game in 16 years in 2010. Since 2011, Briles has compiled a 50-15 record, winning 10 games or more in four of the last five seasons. The Baylor football program has been embroiled in scandal in recent weeks, including allegations of violence against women by football players. The school commissioned a third-party law firm to investigate the school's handling of rampant allegations. The report is expected to be released to the public soon. Defensive coordinator Phil Bennett will take over as head coach, according to Yahoo! Sports' Pat Forde.

  • A pair of glasses were left on the floor at a museum and everyone mistook it for art

    A pair of glasses were left on the floor at a...

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Several visitors to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this week were fooled into thinking a pair of glasses set on the floor by a 17-year-old prankster was a postmodern masterpiece.   “Upon first arrival we were quite impressed with the artwork and paintings presented in the huge facility,” TJ Khayatan told BuzzFeed. “However, some of the ‘art’ wasn’t very surprising to some of us.”   “We stumbled upon a stuffed animal on a gray blanket and questioned if this was really impressive to some of the nearby people.”

  • Meet the man who travels 350,000 miles a year

    Meet the man who travels 350,000 miles a year

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Navigating cultural mores is unnerving, keeping a routine is next to impossible. But this globe-trotting Chilean wouldn’t have it any other way. In his early-20s then, he got his first taste of the wider world. Flying abroad and living out of a suitcase was a lifestyle he could get used to.

  • Twitter abuse - '50% of misogynistic tweets from women'

    Twitter abuse - \'50% of misogynistic tweets...

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Half of all misogynistic tweets posted on Twitter come from women, a study suggests. Over a three-week period, think tank Demos counted the number of uses of two particular words as indicators of misogyny. It found evidence of large-scale misogyny, with 6,500 unique users targeted by 10,000 abusive tweets in the UK alone.

  • Undocumented immigrant posed as dead veteran to get VA, Social Security benefits

    Undocumented immigrant posed as dead veteran to...

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    PHOENIX - An undocumented immigrant has been using the identity of a dead man for the past four years to get benefits of nearly $30,000.   Court records show that the 69-year-old man took the identity of man deceased since 1994 to get social security, VA and other Federal, state and local benefits since 2012.   Police report that Rene Ortiz Quintana has been in the United States illegally for about 50 years. They say that in October of 2012 he took the identity of Ruben J. Gallardo, a man who has been dead since 1994.

  • Casey Anthony's lawyer admits she killed daughter Caylee, investigator says

    Casey Anthony\'s lawyer admits she killed...

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    More than five years after a jury in Florida cleared Casey Anthony in the murder of her two-year-old daughter, Caylee, a private investigator claimed the mom's attorney admitted she killed the girl and hid her body.   Dominic Casey made the claim in court documents that went public last month in Casey Anthony's bankruptcy case. He also suggested that the mom paid her lawyer with sex.   The investigator claimed attorney Jose Baez hired him days after police arrested the mom in July 2008. He said, "Baez had told me that Casey had murdered Caylee and dumped the body somewhere and, he needed all the help he could get to find the body before anyone else did."

  • Amber Heard files for divorce from Johnny Depp

    Amber Heard files for divorce from Johnny Depp

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Johnny Depp’s wife has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences after just over a year of marriage.   Court records show that Amber Heard filed for divorce on Monday and is seeking spousal support from the Oscar-nominated actor. The split also comes hard on the heels of the death on 20 May of Depp’s mother, Betty Sue Palmer, after a long illness.   Depp and Heard recently hit the headlines for a bizarre spat with Australian deputy prime minister and minister for agriculture Barnaby Joyce, after Heard fell foul of biosecurity rules for unlawfully bringing the pair’s dogs into the country. Joyce threatened to have the dogs euthanised unless they “buggered off” back to the United States.

  • Man catches teens breaking into house, makes them call 9-1-1 to report themselves

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    COOS BAY, Ore. - A homeowner caught three 14-year-olds burglarizing his Coos Bay house on Sunday afternoon, and forced one of the boys to call 9-1-1 to report the attempted theft.   The three boys were all taken to the Douglas County Juvenile Detention Facility on several charges including burglary II, criminal trespassing, and marijuana possession.   The homeowner was armed when he found the boys burglarizing his home on Terramar Road, the Coos County Sheriff's Office said. According to emergency dispatchers, he told one of the teens to call police and report the burglary in progress.

  • Man says he was attacked for taking 5-year-old daughter inside men's restroom

    Man says he was attacked for taking 5-year-old...

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    CLINTON — A trip to the men’s restroom at a Walmart in Clinton quickly escalated into a full-fledged struggle when one man criticized another for bringing his 5-year-old daughter with him.   Christopher Adams said his 7-year-old son, Kyler, and 5-year-old daughter, Emery, both had to go when the family visited the store Sunday to buy blinds and storage bins, so he took them both inside the men’s restroom in the back of the store.   “This guy walks in and goes to the bathroom, the urinal,” Adams recalled Tuesday. “Then he just, like, turns to me and starts freaking out, dropping the ‘F-bomb,’ and what he was freaking out about was that my daughter was in the men’s bathroom.”

  • 'When you find my body, please call my husband and daughter'

    \'When you find my body, please call my husband...

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    A 66-year-old hiker who was found dead two years after she went missing on the Appalachian Trail kept a journal of her ordeal after getting lost in the wilderness.   Geraldine Largay, from Brentwood, Tennessee, left a heartbreaking note to whoever found her remains begging them to call her husband and daughter to let them know she had died.   The last entry, dated on August 28 2013, reveals she survived for at least 26 days after she got lost while going off the trail to relieve herself.

  • India to install panic buttons on public buses to curb sex attacks

    India to install panic buttons on public buses...

    Published: Thu, May 26, 2016

    Panic buttons are to be made mandatory on India’s public buses “to ensure the safety of women”, the transport minister has said, more than three years after the fatal gang rape of a student on a bus in Delhi.   The government said a series of measures designed to curb sexual violence against women would become law on 2 June.   “To ensure the safety of women after the unfortunate incident, we have decided to make it mandatory for public transport buses to install emergency panic buttons, CCTV cameras and GPS-enabled vehicle tracking devices,” Nitin Gadkari told reporters in New Delhi.

  • Crow takes off with knife from crime scene in Vancouver

    Crow takes off with knife from crime scene in...

    Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    Canuck the crow, Vancouver's most notorious bird, is being accused of flying away with a knife from a crime scene, according to CBCNews in British Columbia.

  • Tulsa's 8-year-old spelling bee contestant aces on-stage words Wednesday

    Tulsa\'s 8-year-old spelling bee contestant aces...

    FROM TULSA WORLD STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    Tulsa's Scripps National Spelling Bee contestant spelled both of his words correctly on-stage Wednesday. Will McCollom, an 8-year-old second-grader from University School, spelled "fianchetto," which is a type of move in a chess game; and "spectrometer," an apparatus used for recording and measuring spectra, especially as a method of analysis.

  • Tulsa superintendent donates back $25,000 performance bonus amid budget shortfall

    Tulsa superintendent donates back $25,000...

    BY ANDREA EGER, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    The Tulsa school board awarded Superintendent Deborah Gist a $25,000 performance bonus called for in her contract on Tuesday evening, but Gist announced that she would be donating it to help support Tulsa teachers. The board met in a special meeting to discuss its assessment of Gist’s first-year job performance. According to the terms of her three-year employment contract, Gist is due an annual performance bonus payment of up to $25,000 if she earns a qualifying score on her evaluation each May.

  • Could glove solve Parkinson's tremors?

    Could glove solve Parkinson\'s tremors?

    Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    A drug-free alternative to treat Parkinson's disease tremors could be on the horizon -- in the form of a glove. The proposed GyroGlove uses the laws of physics -- rather than chemistry -- to stabilize a patient's hand and control tremors mechanically.

  • Marvel Is Doing Something Insane with Captain America

    Marvel Is Doing Something Insane with Captain...

    Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    Spoilers for the Captain America comic book universe in this post. In the new issue Steve Rogers: Captain America #1, a revelation seems to shake the idea of Captain America as a symbol of truth and justice.  In an interview with Entertainment Weekly , Marvel’s own Nick Spencer and Tom Brevoort dropped the bomb on all Cap fans that Steve was recruited as a young man, and had been working for Hydra from day one. What do you think? Will this all be undone in a few months, or is Captain America working for the bad guys permanently now? (I can't imagine it's the latter.) Does this make you more or less interested in checking out the Captain America comic?

  • This huge camera rig busts people for texting and driving

    This huge camera rig busts people for texting...

    Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    If you live in British Columbia, don’t try to sneak out a quick text while driving just because you don’t see any cops on the road. The RCMP., Canada’s version of the FBI, have started using DLSR cameras attached to massive scopes to spot distracted drivers from as far as three-quarters-of-a-mile away.

  • US military uses floppy disks to coordinate nuclear operations

    US military uses floppy disks to coordinate...

    Updated: Wed, May 25, 2016

    The Defense Department's outdated "Strategic Automated Command and Control System" is one of 10 of the oldest information technology investments or systems detailed in a new Government Accountability Office repor, which calls for a number of federal agencies "to address aging legacy systems."

  • 'Miracle On Ice' Goalie Auctioning Gold Medal

    \'Miracle On Ice\' Goalie Auctioning Gold Medal

    Published: Wed, May 25, 2016

    An iconic piece of U.S. hockey history will soon be for sale. Olympic goaltender Jim Craig is auctioning off a collection of memorabilia from the 1980 "Miracle On Ice" team.




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