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  • VIDEO: A look at the Air Jordan XX9 in Thunder colors

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    The good folks at Nike/Jordan Brand made this video about the Air Jordan XX9 and it's unique technological advancements with creator Tinker Hatfield. The Air Jordan XX9 will be released in September. They'll cost approximately $225 (per Darren Rovell). Thunder guard Russell Westbrook was featured in a new Jordan Brand commercial this week that alluded to Westbrook unveiling something special in the playoffs. One can presume the new Jordan's are the secret. A second design, in the blue and orange colors of the Thunder, will be worn by Westbrook, featuring an oversized "Jumpman" logo.

  • Bovada: Thunder has third-best odds to win NBA title

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    The Thunder will enter the playoffs with the third-best odds to win the NBA championship, according to Bovada's online odds. The Thunder are currently listed with 4-to-1 odds to win the title. The Miami Heat lead the way with 2/1 odds, followed by the San Antonio Spurs (3/1). Indiana (6/1) and the Los Angeles Clippers (9/1) round out the top five. At 250-to-1, the Atlanta Hawks and the Charlotte Bobcats are each the least likely to win the title according to Bovada.

  • Another 'Kissing Congressman' staffer resigns

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Leah Gordon, the staff member of U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister who is accused of leaking the video of the congressman’s scandalous kiss, has resigned as his Monroe District Office manager. Adam Terry, McAllister’s chief of staff, confirmed her resignation late Wednesday. He said Gordon wasn’t fired.

  • GOP Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Withhold Eric Holder's Paycheck

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    In a targeted swipe against Attorney General Eric Holder, Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) announced legislation Tuesday that would prohibit federal employees found in contempt of Congress from receiving government paychecks. Holder was held in contempt by House Republicans in 2012 for his non-compliance in releasing documents related to the Fast and Furious program, a botched federal gun-walking operation.

  • Texting Driver Who Slammed Cyclist: I, Like, 'Just Don't Care'

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Poor Kimberley Davis. The 21-year-old Australian woman was livid when she slammed into a bicyclist while texting late last year, putting dents in her car. The victim suffered a spinal fracture and would spend the next three months in a hospital, but Davis wasn't having any of it, The Standard reports.

  • Poll: Most Americans believe Obama lies on important issues | WashingtonExaminer.com

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    How much do Americans trust President Obama? Not much, according to a Fox News poll.

  • WATCH: Foul ball hits kid in eye in on-deck circle

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    The batter in the on-deck circle never saw this foul ball coming in a little league game. (h/t the big lead)

  • Wayman Tisdale Award winner Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft and explains the decision in his own words to SI.com. Parker, the 2014 Wayman Tisdale Award winner as the nation's top freshman, is projected as a top 5 pick in the June draft.

  • Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook finish among top selling jerseys in NBA

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Kevin Durant finished second to LeBron James again. No, not in the MVP race. Durant's second this time actually is a career best, as the Thunder forward finished the season with the No. 2 selling jersey in the NBA behind James. It's the highest Durant has ever finished in the jersey sales rankings, according to ESPN.com business reporter Darren Rovell. Russell Westbrook joins Durant among the top sellers in the league, ranking 12th in jersey sales. Former Thunder guard James Harden was 10th and former OU star Blake Griffin ranked 11th.

  • Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk where pro-Russian militants have taken over government buildings were told they have to "register" with the Ukrainians who are trying to make the city become part of Russia, according to Israeli media. USA TODAY reports Jews emerging from a synagogue say they were handed leaflets that ordered the city's Jews to provide a list of property they own and pay a registration fee "or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated," reported Ynet News, Israel's largest news website. Donetsk is the site of an "anti-terrorist" operation by the Ukraine government, which has moved military columns into the region to force out militants who are demanding a referendum be held on joining Russia.

  • 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer Accused Of Sexually Abusing A Teenage Boy

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Hollywood director Bryan Singer has been accused of drugging and sexually abusing a teenage boy in the late 1990s, according to BuzzFeed. A lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court in Hawaii on Wednesday claims the 48-year-old used his influence within the film business, as well as drugs and alcohol, to force oral and anal sex on the boy. The plaintiff, Michael Egan, is seeking unspecified damages and a jury trial following the alleged abuses during house parties in Hawaii and California, BuzzFeed reports.

  • A Teenager Was Hilariously Caught By Police Trying To Organize A Massive Party On Twitter

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Nathaniel Gray, a 19-year-old from Salem, Ore., decided he was going to throw a party last week. The party was going to be a big gathering somewhere outside, and he started passing the invite around using the hashtag #ProjectNat, according to BuzzFeed. The whole thing quickly spread around his high school. That's when it caught the attention of the Marion County Sheriff's department, BuzzFeed reports.

  • Drone used for selfies

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    We know, we know. You're sick of selfies. We're sick of selfies. Everybody's sick of selfies. We hear you loud and clear. But humor us, because this isn't your average, everyday, phone-held-out-at-arm's-length smiling portrait of some goober in front of the Eiffel Tower. Far from it. Amit Gupta used a drone to take a 15-second video selfie of two friends, himself, and their dogs from atop Bernal Hill in San Francisco, according to Yahoo News.

  • 'Mrs. Doubtfire' Sequel in the works

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Fox 2000 is ready to have more hot flashes. The studio is developing a sequel to the 1993 hit "Mrs. Doubtfire," which would reunite director Chris Columbus and star Robin Williams, according to The Hollywood Reporter. David Berenbaum, who wrote Elf, is writing the script.

  • 'The poorest president in the world'

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    President Jose Mujica says his wealth adds up to $322,883. Nearly a third of that is cash, kept in three bank accounts that Uruguay's leader didn't previously declare, according to The Associated Press. The AP reports Mujica's insistence on living simply has earned him the nickname "the poorest president in the world," but his sworn declaration this year shows zero debts and a 74 percent increase in wealth since 2012. The form he submitted to Uruguay's transparency and public ethics board doesn't require Mujica to declare the source of the $103,451 in cash he says he now keeps in banks. The joint annual income he makes with his wife, Sen. Lucia Topolansky, totals $229,450, and they declared no debts, owning their land and cars outright.

  • Chelsea Clinton: I Might Run for Office Someday

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Chelsea Clinton says she's happy right now with her elected representatives — but might come for their jobs if that changes, according to The Associated Press. The AP reports Clinton, 34, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, told Fast Company that she has always denied any interest in running for office. "The answer was just a visceral no," she said. "Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no."

  • VIDEO: Kevin Durant is a giant in cell phone commercial

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Kevin Durant is larger than life in this new commercial for Sprint. In the 30-second spot, Zack asks one of his very tall heroes (Kevin Durant) to join the Framily. Durant would love to but can't. Then Durant blasts off into space. Check it out.

  • How the makers of Corona sell so much bad beer

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Constellation Brands (STZ), best known as a wine empire, is once again crooning about Corona. Last year it bought all of the Mexican brewery that makes the beer and the company that imports it to the U.S. The results have been intoxicating: Profit in the recent quarter almost doubled because of a surge in Corona sales, according to Bloomberg. Corona is now the fifth bestselling beer in the U.S., selling more than double the amount of Heineken, the next most popular import. It’s growing while the rest of the beer business is drying up or being siphoned off by new small-batch brewers. Last year, Corona sales rose 4 percent. Here’s the curious thing: Corona is not very good—at least by most critical accounts.

  • Miley Cyrus Tweets About Hospitalization, Canceled Shows: 'I'm Miserable'

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Doctors' orders. Miley Cyrus told fans Wednesday, April 16, that she had to nix her Bangerz tour stop in St. Louis, Mo. -- her second cancellation in a row -- because she remains hospitalized in Kansas City, according to Yahoo Celebrity. "The hospital is sayin i wont b released today," she wrote, "therefore Im not going 2 make it 2 St Louis. Im so sorry but somethings are outta my control." This is the second night in a row the "Wrecking Ball" singer has canceled scheduled concerts, after she was hospitalized on Tuesday due to a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.

  • Pregnant Woman Dies After Horrifying Medical Mixup

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    As far as medical mix-ups go, it's a horrifying one. In October 2011, a 32-year-old woman underwent an operation at Queen's Hospital outside of London; Maria De Jesus was suffering from appendicitis and needed to have her appendix removed. Instead, her right ovary was taken out, and De Jesus, who was 21 weeks pregnant with her fourth child at the time, ended up dying roughly three weeks later, according to Newser. The case is now in front of a medical tribunal, which is weighing the medical fates of the two doctors involved, then-trainee surgeon Dr. Yahya Al-Abed, and Dr. Babatunde Coker, who was supposed to be supervising him. During the Oct. 23 surgery, De Jesus began to bleed "quite heavily. ... In the midst of this, Mr. Al-Abed removed what he clearly believed to be the appendix. He thought he found it, removed it, and gave to a nurse what later turned out to be Patient A's ovary," the tribunal heard. Coker, who was eating lunch at the time, was never summoned, nor was he aware the surgery was taking place. The mistake wasn't uncovered until much later, Newser reports.