• 10 things to know about Selena, the Queen of Tejano, on the 20th anniversary of her death | GuideLive

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Madonna was Head Boss In Charge. Mariah was wailing notes some human ears couldn't even register. It was the early '90s, and it didn't seem like there was room for another superstar female pop vocalist. Especially not a poor, unknown girl from South Texas. Enter: Selena, the Queen of Tejano. Read more from GuideLive.com.

  • Periscope v. Meerkat: Our Initial Reaction

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    A month ago, that question didn’t make any sense, but boy what a difference a month can make. On Thursday,  Twitter launched Periscope , its standalone livestreaming app, to rival the incumbent industry leader, four-week-old Meerkat, a similar app that took off at the recent South By Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas. In many ways, the two apps operate the same. Users can stream live video and audio from their smartphones and share a link to the broadcast on Twitter. People can follow along to watch the stream, comment on what’s happening and pass the link along to others in order to build an audience.

  • Google bringing sci-fi game to TV

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Google is boldly going where it hasn’t gone before, Yahoo Finance reports. The tech giant is reportedly bringing its augmented reality sci-fi game, "Ingress," to TV. Tech news website, The Information, reports that the TV show would influence the game and add "another layer of the game's world." The geo-location game, developed by Google's Niantic Labs, has soared in popularity since its release in 2012.

  • McDonald's gets into fashion

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Thanks to McDonald’s (MCD) you can now have your burger and wear it, too. McDonald’s has revealed a Big Mac clothing and lifestyle line in Sweden that includes raincoats, wallpaper, sheets, and even dog coats, Yahoo Finance reports. The items range from $40 to $45 and are available for purchase online. The stunt is part of McDonald’s “Imlovinit24” marketing campaign which produced events in 24 cities over the course of 24 hours. Other promotions included a Ne-Yo concert in Los Angeles and a giant coffee cup ball pit in Sydney, Australia.

  • What is Periscope?

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The revolution will be … live-streamed.  Twitter’s new Periscope app is now available for iOS (an Android version is in the works). Like the similarly buzzy app Meerkat, it lets you live-stream video of your life from your smartphone to anyone in the world. The app is just a day old, but people are already streaming everything from lunches to commutes to breaking news. In the long run, it could be a hit or it could be a fad; either way, it’s sure got people’s attention, and you should know about it, Yahoo Tech reports.

  • 'The Walking Dead' spin-off gets a title

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The highly anticipated companion series to AMC's ratings hit "The Walking Dead" officially has a title, USA TODAY reports. The new show will be called "Fear the Walking Dead," executive producer Robert Kirkman tweeted Friday.

  • Michael Sam says he isn't the only gay player in the NFL

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Michael Sam is still waiting for a third chance to play in the NFL after the Dallas Cowboys released him in October of last year. But while he waits, Sam is letting people know that even though he might be the only publicly out player competing for a spot, he isn’t the only gay man in the league, USA TODAY Sports reports. “I am not the only gay person in the NFL,” Sam said Thursday. “I’m just saying there is a lot of us. I respect the players that did reach out to me and had the courage to tell me that they were also gay, but they do not have the same courage as I do to come out before I even played a down in the NFL.”

  • Boy's 'military haircut' spurs suspension threat, outcry

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    A young boy's high and tight haircut meant to honor his soldier-stepbrother earned him the threat of suspension from an elementary school named for a Medal of Honor recipient, and the fallout from the incident has led a Tennessee school district to increase security measures, USA TODAY reports. Adam Stinnett went to Bobby Ray Memorial Elementary School in McMinnville, about a 90-minute drive southeast from Nashville, on March 9 sporting the new hairdo. His mother, Amy Stinnett, said he'd requested the high and tight to be more like Spc. Justin Bloodworth, his active-duty stepbrother.

  • TV Review: 'Cancer: The Emperor Of All Maladies'

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Cancer is “as old as human life itself,” and “nearly everyone will be close to someone who suffers from it,” Herrmann’s narration notes at the outset, citing 22 million cases that kill 600,000 people in the U.S. alone. Seeking to go beyond those statistics, the documentary — which derives its poetic title from Siddhartha Mukherjee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book — opens with the story of parents dealing with the disease in their 17-month-old child, about as heartbreaking a thought as anyone could imagine.

  • Mom: Special needs son at East High told to remove his varsity letter

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Teachers told the parents of a special needs child they would prefer he not wear the letter on his jacket.

  • AZ Senator: Church attendance should be mandatory

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Each year a few ideas get proposed at the state Capitol that have people shaking their heads. This year: Mandatory church attendance.

  • Upset By Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Banks Debate Halting Some Campaign Donations

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    By Emily Flitter NEW YORK, March 27 (Reuters) - Big Wall Street banks are so upset with U.S. Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren's call for them to be broken up that some have discussed withholding campaign donations to Senate Democrats. 

  • Tomas Transtromer, Nobel-winning poet of the mysterious mind, dies at 83

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Reclusive Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer is famous for collections such as “Windows and Stones” in 1966, “Baltics” in 1974, and “The Sorrow Gondola” in 1996, which drew off work he did before a 1990 stroke left left him largely unable to speak.

  • Radio Stations Pull Country Band's Hit Song Because Of 'Gay Agenda'

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Radio stations are reportedly pulling Little Big Town's latest country hit, "Girl Crush," due to complaints that the song's lyrics promote the "gay agenda." 

  • IPSCO Tubulars laying off 200 employees at Tulsa Port of Catoosa

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The move could, in effect, shut down the company's plant operations at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa. The company is owned by Houston-based TMK IPSCO, itself the American subsidiary of Russian-based TMK.

  • Safari guide loses it, leaves tourists behind - GrindTV.com

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    The safari guide warned the group to keep their voices down and stick together, but a German tourist ignored him. Eventually the safari guide lost patience.

  • Ohio State tailors cancer care to patients’ genetics

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Annie Cacciato’s text message to friends last summer is the sort of thing that drives cancer researchers to work late hours. “I had treatment today and received awesome news. I am in complete remission, which means there are no physical signs of disease. Through God’s grace and my amazing care at The James, I have been led through the storm and now have blue beautiful skies again!”

  • Why Doctors Are Trying A Skin Cancer Drug To Treat A Brain Tumor

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    MaryAnn Anselmo feared for the worst when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor called a glioblastoma in late 2013. "You start doing research on that type of tumor, and you're saying, 'Oh my God, you're history.' It's like a death sentence," says, Anselmo, now 59. Only for her it wasn't.

  • ‘World’s most dangerous walkway’ to reopen

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Are you brave enough to take on the world’s most dangerous walking path?

  • Avoiding the airplane cold

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    How to avoid catching cold while traveling. Airline carriers are also formidable carriers of the common cold; a recent study says you may be more than 100 times as likely to catch a cold on a plane as in your normal daily rounds.




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