• Mass Shootings Have Nearly Tripled Since '06: FBI

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Mass shootings are happening more often, resulting in more deaths and usually ending before police get to the scene, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation study released Wednesday. The Wall Street Journal reports the FBI identified 160 shootings from 2000 through 2013 that fit its definition of "active-shooter" events—"an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area." There were an average of 16.4 active-shooter incidents a year between 2006 and 2013, up from an average of 6.4 a year from 2000 to 2006. A total of 486 people were killed and 557 wounded in the incidents.

  • Breast Cancer Risk Expands With Your Waistline

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Women who go up a skirt size every decade between their 20s and their 60s may be at increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, a new study suggests. The TODAY Show reports researchers found that an increase of one size every 10 years led to a 33 percent rise in the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, while an increase of two sizes per decade let to a 77 percent rise in risk, according to the study in the journal BMJ Open. Although other studies have looked at the impact of weight on breast cancer risk this is the first study to look at weight gain — and with a measure that is easily assessed by women and their doctors.

  • AC/DC Confirm 'Rock or Bust' LP, Malcolm Young's Departure

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    AC/DC will release "Rock or Bust," their first album in six years and first ever without founding rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, later this fall, according to Rolling Stone. It will feature 11 new songs, one of which – "Play Ball" – will be previewed on Turner Sports as part of the network's Major League Baseball Postseason campaign on September 27th. The album will come out on December 2nd. In addition to confirming the release of the record, the band also announced Young's permanent departure from the group. Earlier this year, the group said that an illness had forced the guitarist to take a break from the band. Now he will not be returning at all, "due to the nature of Malcolm's condition," according to a press release that did not go into specifics.

  • This Mom Is Rewriting 'Harry Potter' to Replace the Witchcraft With Christianity

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    A woman named Grace Ann aka “proudhousewife” is currently rewriting Harry Potter on FanFiction.net, removing the witchcraft and wizardry and replacing it with Christianity, according to Yahoo TV. It’s called Hogwarts School of Prayer and Miracles and it is something. “My little ones have been asking to read the Harry Potter books; and of course I’m happy for them to be reading; but I don’t want them turning into witches!” Grace Ann writes. “So I thought... why not make some slight changes so these books are family friendly?”

  • This is what happens when a tattoo needle pierces your skin

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Destin Sandlin, host of the YouTube show Smarter Every Day, recently devoted an episode to exploring an interesting topic: the science of tattooing. The episode explores a few different aspects of tattooing, including the mechanisms that power tattooing machines and how exactly they inject ink into our skin, according to Vox.com.

  • Store pulls rape shirt after mom's photo

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    A department store in the Philippines was selling a brown T-shirt reading, “It’s Not Rape It’s a Snuggle With a Struggle,” with two hands forming the shape of a heart in the middle. But after the photo went viral, the product was pulled from the retailer’s shelves, according to Yahoo Style. Karen Kunawicz, who is from New Orleans, La., found the shirt at SM Supermall in Pasay City. She shared a photo of the offensive tee on her Facebook page, and it promptly received thousands of shares and comments from friends around the world. She said she spotted it in the statement tees section for boys.

  • ESPN suspends Bill Simmons for Roger Goodell remark

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    After ESPN’s Bill Simmons seemingly dared his employer to punish him after blasting NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on his podcast Monday, ESPN has suspended Bill Simmons for three weeks, according to USA TODAY. Simmons called Goodell a liar in a profane tirade on the B.S. Report, and in a statement, ESPN said that Simmons failed to meet the company’s journalistic standards. Simmons — who has previously been suspended from Twitter by ESPN — said he would go “public” if someone punished him for his comments on the Goodell.

  • Justin Bieber 'busted' something on vacay and now he may need surgery

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    The Biebs has a boo-boo, according to USA TODAY. Justin Bieber tweeted about a recent life-of-luxury injury he suffered that may require surgery.

  • Bill Simmons suspended three weeks by ESPN for comments about Roger Goodell

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    ESPN columnist Bill Simmons has been suspended three weeks by the company for comments he made in a podcast criticizing NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. On his podcast "The B.S. Report," which was posted Monday but has since been removed from ESPN's Web site, Simmons talked about how Goodell came across as insincere at a press conference last Friday when the commissioner answered questions on the Ray Rice domestic violence incident. Here's just a sample of what Simmons said on his podcast: “Goodell, if he didn’t know what was in that tape, he’s a liar. I’m just saying it. He is lying. I think that dude is lying, if you put him up on a lie-detector test, that guy would fail. And for all these people to pretend they didn’t know is such [expletive] [expletive], it really is, it’s such [expletive] [expletive]. “I really hope somebody calls me or emails me and says I’m in trouble for anything I say about Roger Goodell. Because if one person says that to me, I’m going public. You leave me alone. The commissioner’s a liar, and I get to talk about that on my podcast. … Please, call me and say I’m in trouble. I dare you.”

  • #Gamergate Controversy Fuels Debate On Women And Video Games

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    For the past several weeks, the video game industry has been embroiled in a heated, sometimes ugly, debate, under the hashtag #Gamergate, reports NPR. It's a debate about a lot of things and it involves a lot of people, but at its heart, #Gamergate is about two key things: ethics in video game journalism, and the role and treatment of women in the video game industry — an industry that has long been dominated by men. Many in the industry believe that those two things need to be talked about, as the video game industry moves more toward the mainstream than ever before. But it's the way that they're being talked about that has drawn international attention. Online trolls have long attacked women in the video game industry. But during #Gamergate, it's gotten so bad that two women left their homes because they feared for their own safety, and the FBI has said that it will look into the harassment of game developers.

  • LOOK: Here's John Malkovich In History's Most Iconic Portraits

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    It's hard being John Malkovich . Harder still, says the Huffington Post, when John Malkovich is off doing his best Marilyn Monroe, then throwing on a quick Andy Warhol, Einstein and Picasso before ending the day as Salvador Dalí. Indeed, the only one capable of such a feat, as evidenced by American portrait photographer Sandro Miller 's latest project, may be Malkovich himself. In an interesting collaboration, the two artists teamed up to recreate some of history's most iconic portraits, naming the resulting body of work "Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters."

  • A bald and beautiful Joan Lunden appears on People cover

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    The latest issue of People magazine features a bald and beaming Joan Lunden, the beloved newswoman currently battling a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer, says Today. Lunden, 64, has completed several rounds of chemotherapy and, on Tuesday, underwent surgery to remove a tumor. Lunden will join TODAY as a special correspondent during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October as part of a series on the disease. She joined Wednesday's broadcast by phone to discuss her decision to appear bald in magazine photos for People.

  • KFOR: Kevin Durant talks about his game to Jimmy Fallon, but it's not what you expect

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Oklahoma City Thunder basketball star Kevin Durant stopped by the ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’  Wednesday night, says KFOR. He dished about landing the cover of the NBA 2K15 video game and the game controllers he’s broken while ...

  • Ali MacGraw Doesn't Look Like This Anymore

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    The last time actress Ali MacGraw sat down with Oprah was in 2010 during an episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show." The brunette beauty was 71 at the time, and spoke candidly about her thoughts on aging in Hollywood, says the Huffington Post. Now, MacGraw is sitting down with Oprah once again to continue their conversation about aging, her famous relationships and her spiritual journey -- but with one noticeable difference. MacGraw has let her hair turn gray. Why the change? "I turned 75 on April Fool's Day, as you know," MacGraw says to Oprah in the above video. "I suddenly thought, 'Enough is enough.'"

  • KOCO: Sun glare causing a problem for drivers

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Over the next few days, the sun will spend roughly an equal amount of time above and below the horizon, causing drivers to face a terrible glare, reports KOCO. According to AAA Oklahoma, the glare from the sun is a factor in a lot of crashes each year as drivers face the biggest problems on east to west roads around...

  • Corvette driver parks like a jerk, man's revenge goes viral

    Published: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    CLIFTON — Some people have very nice cars. Some of those people park like jerks to keep the plebes of the world from parking too close, says NJ.com. Kyle DeMattia , 20, of Clifton, encountered such a person Sunday at the local Red Robin. DeMattia had been on an offroading trip and said he had been stuck in traffic for two hours before arriving at the restaurant. There, he found a brand-new Corvette stretched like a lounge singer on a piano across two parking spaces right by the door.

  • ESPN suspends Bill Simmons after calling Roger Goodell a 'liar'

    Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    ESPN has suspended commentator Bill Simmons for three weeks after Simmons went after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in a recent podcast. “Every employee must be accountable to ESPN and those engaged in our editorial operations must also operate within ESPN’s journalistic standards,” ESPN  posted to the press release section of its ESPN Media Zone site Wednesday. “We have worked hard to ensure that our recent NFL coverage has met that criteria. Bill Simmons did not meet those obligations in a recent podcast, and as a result we have suspended him for three weeks.” Simmons criticized Goodell and the NFL over the Ray Rice domestic violence case, calling the commissioner a “liar.” You can listen to that part of the podcast below. <iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/169016474&color=ff5500"></iframe>

  • Because I Said So: My five days on the SNAP Challenge were not fun

    BY ADAM DAIGLE, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    I thought I knew hunger. We all think we do, right? You get in a situation where you don’t have time to eat, find yourself hungrier than you thought you’d be and you can’t go on without something to eat. Is that hunger to you? Hunger is worse than that. My only experience with real hunger was years ago when my pay at one newspaper job didn’t go far enough. But last week when my wife and I accepted the SNAP Challenge from the good people at Restore Hope Ministries for five days, I quickly realized my only experience with hunger was nothing. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Deputies' use of force in Turley arrest unjustified, mother says

    BY SAMANTHA VICENT and KENDRICK MARSHALL, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    The use of force in the arrest Monday of a man who reportedly attempted to rob a convenience store appears to be justified, despite his mother's claims that deputies went too far in their efforts, the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. Paul Wallace Richardson, 26, is in the Tulsa Jail on complaints of attempted robbery and resisting arrest in connection with an incident Monday night at the Maverick Mini-Mart in the 6400 block of North Peoria Avenue in Turley. Tulsa County Sheriff's Maj. Shannon Clark said surveillance footage shows Richardson's mother, Charlene Richardson, stop him from stealing a cash register he had grabbed after climbing onto the counter. Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com .

  • Former Midwest City star Vershon Moore gets second chance at Washburn

    Published: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    Washburn is giving a second chance to Vershon Moore, a 24-year-old former Midwest City player once sentenced to 30 months in prison. Now, the 5-foot-9 former option quarterback may break his D-II school's rushing record. Athletic Director Loren Feree, in his job for 19 years, explains why Moore was given a second chance. "If we know the person, we believe in the person," Loren Feree said. "If we're not going to take a chance on him, why should anyone else?"