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  • Eva Mendes, Ryan Gosling pregnancy sparks Twitter shock from fans - NY Daily News

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Ryan Gosling’s fans are in mourning, New York Daily News reports. With Eva Mendes reportedly seven months pregnant with his child, “The Notebook” star's fans are taking their tears to Twitter. OK! Magazine was first to break the baby news early Wednesday morning, with a source later confirming to Access Hollywood that the couple are expecting their first child.

  • Advocates for blind, deaf want more from Apple

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Advocates for the blind are debating whether to use a carrot or a stick to persuade one of their oldest allies, Apple Inc, to close an emerging digital divide in mobile technology. As digital life increasingly moves to the world of smartphones and tablets, some disabled people with visual, hearing and other impairments are feeling more left out than ever.

  • World Cup Fan Scores Modeling Gig From Cheering

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Her team didn’t win, but she did, Yahoo News reports. Photos of Belgian fan Axelle Despiegelaere cheering on her country during a World Cup match against Russia in Rio on June 22 went viral after they were plastered around the world in newspapers and social media.

  • University of Pittsburgh student seeks assistance to pay for college after parents cut her off for being gay  - NY Daily News

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    A University of Pittsburgh student who was cut off from her family for being gay, is asking the public's help to continue her college education, New York Daily News reports. Kate Koenig, 19, was about to start college when she was outed when her father went through her mail.

  • Author on How Not to Get Gored by Bulls ... Is Gored by Bull

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    (Newser) – Bill Hillmann had one job at Pamplona, and it’s a job that in theory he should’ve nailed. The Chicago resident, 32, was seriously injured this morning at Spain’s weeklong “running of the bulls” after he tripped and was gored in the right thigh by one of the enormous black beasts, reports Reuters. Which wouldn’t be that unusual, since hundreds of people are injured at the festival every year—except for the fact that Hillmann co-wrote the 2014 e-book How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona. It offers tips on everything from the best footwear to which parts of the course are better for beginners, notes the Chicago Tribune.

  • 'Transformer' Plane Splits Into 3 When Under Attack

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    (Newser) – If Tom Cruise made a movie that somehow merged his roles in Top Gun, Mission Impossible, and Minority Report, this would be the aircraft he’d be flying. Defense and aerospace company BAE Systems has posted a YouTube video of the “Transformer,” a sophisticated concept plane that’s actually made up of three separate smaller planes, designed to “split apart to quickly adapt to any scenario,” reports Gizmodo. Those scenarios may include an offensive blitz by enemy units, surveillance missions, or a supply delivery to military on the ground. Until their planned breakup, the smaller “sub-aircraft” coast through the air together as one, which saves fuel by reducing drag, explains Mashable.

  • Report: Carmelo Anthony to re-sign with New York Knicks, 'believes in Phil'

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    A report from the New York Daily news Wednesday says that Carmelo Anthony "believes in Phil (Jackson)" and is planning on re-signing with the New York Knicks. Anthony, was reportedly in Los Angeles on Wednesday for a scheduled workout with Thunder forward Kevin Durant and Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, was said to be intrigued by playing in L.A. with Kobe Bryant or joining an immediate contender in Chicago. But ultimately "Anthony's heart is in New York," Frank Isola reports. That has to be relief for new Knicks coach Derek Fisher, who was just hired after ending his playing career with the Thunder.

  • Actors Swear By This Mindful Movement Practice. Here's How You Can Benefit From It, Too

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    If you're not a performer, you may not be all too familiar with the Alexander Technique. It's taught at Juilliard and other famed performing arts schools, as well as privately to opera singers and Broadway performers.

  • This Is What It's Really Like To Have OCD

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    When others say, "Oh, it's just my OCD acting up," no, it's not OCD, you're just particular about things, and there is a major difference. Preferring a drink with less ice isn't OCD, you just don't like that much ice in your drink.

  • 5 Lessons Marathon Running Has Taught Me

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    You get out of things what you put into them. When you get to the starting line of a race, you either trained, or you didn't. You can't lie your way through it. If you haven't logged the miles, it's going to show.

  • Prostitute Injected Google Exec With Heroin, Left Him to Die on Yacht, Police Say

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    More than seven months after a Silicon Valley executive was found dead on his yacht of an apparent overdose, police said they have uncovered new video evidence that reveals he may have been murdered, according to ABC News. Alix Tichelman, 26, who police describe as a high-end call girl, is believed to be the woman in the video injecting Forrest Hayes, 51, with heroin during a date together last November, according to Santa Cruz police. It was initially thought that Hayes, who had worked at Apple and was employed by Google at the time of his death, died of an overdose on his yacht, "The Escape," ABC News reports.

  • VIDEO: This is How Halle Berry and Jimmy Fallon Roll

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    For his next trick, Jimmy Fallon will make Halle Berry's career reappear. Berry is back and she's on a roll — literally. The Extant star partnered with Fallon to form what he called a "human hamster wheel," but it looks more like a paired somersault on some gym mats, according to Mashable.

  • Fox News' Keith Ablow Says Marriage Equality Leads To Marrying Your Dog

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    "Fox & Friends" asked Ablow on Wednesday for his thoughts on a new California bill that replaces the words “husband” and “wife” with "spouse" under state laws. The new bill has been described as a "milestone in the journey towards full equality" and an end to the last barrier to same-sex marriage in California, according to The Huffington Post. "Nuts," Ablow said of the new bill. "There's no way that the state of California can deny a marriage license to four spouses now. Eight spouses, or I would say three human spouses and the canine they absolutely love because if love is the foundation of marriage, they can love their dog, too."

  • Brandon Weeden aiming for Dallas Cowboys backup job, with or without Kyle Orton 

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Kyle Orton still is a no-show for the Dallas Cowboys, a situation that Brandon Weeeden says doesn't matter to him. The former Oklahoma State quarterback says nothing has changed for him this offseason when it comes to preparation. That's even with Orton becoming a story himself as the expected No. 2 quarterback has been missing in action and considering retirement this offseason. "I’m going to go about my business the same way regardless. I haven’t met Kyle, so I can’t really speak on it, but whatever he decides to do – it’s kind of out of my control," Weeden said Saturday at the Nike Football Festival, held at Valley Ranch. Dallascowboys.com goes into further detail about Weeden and how he's gotten comfortable with the Cowboys in pursuit of the backup quarterback spot behind Tony Romo.

  • Bomb Squad Called To Investigate Suspicious Package In Downtown

    BY MATTHEW NUTTLE, NEWS9.COM | Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    The bomb squad has been called out to investigate a suspicious package near downtown Oklahoma City, Wednesday afternoon.

  • Defending Tour de France champ drops out

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Defending champion Chris Froome has dropped out of the Tour de France after crashing in rainy, slick conditions in the fifth stage on Wednesday. The withdrawal of the 29-year-old Team Sky leader, the favorite to win again this year, leaves the three-week race wide open. Froome's tumbles were but two on a day when many riders skidded out of control and crashed, including overall race leader Vincenzo Nibali of Italy.

  • Walmart Sorry for Decorative Death Camp Poster

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Walmart and other retailers pulled a home decoration poster of Nazi Germany's notorious Dachau concentration camp sign, according to ABC News. A phrase on the gate in German states "Arbeit macht frei," which roughly translates to "work makes you free." Walmart, Sears and Amazon pulled the item from its website over the weekend, as first reported by Digiday.com

  • Demi Lovato steps up her gay-rights campaigning

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Former Disney princess Demi Lovato has made herself into a queen of gay-rights activism. Now she’s recorded a new online video supporting marriage equality, according to USA TODAY. Lovato’s video, for the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest gay civil-rights organization, kicks off the relaunch of its Americans for Marriage Equality campaign, featuring celebs who support efforts to expand marriage-equality rights nationwide. “Let’s protect love and strengthen the institution of marriage by allowing loving, caring and committed same-sex couples to legally marry,” she says in the video.

  • Dwayne Johnson on his 'Hercules' Twitter smackdown

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson says his Twitter call-out to join Team Hercules workouts gave the Internet a lethal elbow blow. In an e-mail to USA TODAY, Johnson is big on hyperbole and short on apologies for the social media workout campaign he just concluded July 3. He began it last month posting the "most grueling" workouts used to prepare for the upcoming film Hercules. "Twitter officially broke. Broke down. Side of the road. Turn out the lights, cause the party is over," Johnson writes of the #TeamHercules campaign. "Called the Twitter tow truck and had to tow it back to Silicon Valley."

  • Topless activists on trial over Notre Dame protest

    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    French prosecutors want activists who bared their breasts in Notre Dame Cathedral to pay thousands of euros in fines for damages, according to The Associated Press. Nine activists from feminist group Femen pounded a huge church bell in the landmark Paris cathedral in February 2013 to express anger at the Catholic Church's opposition to gay marriage, and to "celebrate" the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. The activists, wearing T-shirts and garlands of flowers, went on trial in Paris on Wednesday. The prosecutor requested fines of $2,040 against each activist for charges of damaging property, the AP reports.