Cops Shot in NYC

u.s.

The U.S. Marshals Service says it happened in the West Village when a fugitive apprehension task force tried to make an arrest.

politics

Obama Admin Fuming Over Criticism of Kerry in Israel

Israeli media commentators have leveled almost nonstop criticism at Kerry in recent days.

news

10 Things to Know: Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

world

Chinese Crackdown on Churches

Experts and church leaders south of Shanghai say the government appears to be trying to suppress the fast-growing religion.

religion

The End of Ramadan

Millions of Muslims across the world are celebrating the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

politics

Sarah Palin Launches Online Subscription Channel

Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.

offbeat

7 Things You Were Taught In School (That Aren't True)

If you can't trust your school teacher then who can you trust? Apparently the answer is nobody.

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    entertainment

    Sexual Harrassment at Comic-Con?

    Female conventioneers have said they had been groped, followed and unwillingly photographed during the four-day confab. An online petition supporting a formal anti-harassment policy at Comic-Con got 2,600 signatures.  

    offbeat

    21 Trippy Illusions Sure To Make You Do A Double-Take

    Sometimes we see things that makes our brains cry because clearly reality isn't that "real". That is, until we look just a little bit closer.

    entertainment

    8 Best, New Emojis from 'Game of Thrones'

    "Game of Thrones" emojis have arrived...Finally!

    history

    Did Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy McVeigh Have Help?

    One man's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.  

    movies

    'Lucy' Pummels 'Hercules'

    Scarlett Johansson's action thriller took in $44 million; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson's CGI epic? Only $29 million.

    sports

    Hail to New Hall of Famers

    Frank Thomas choked back tears. Being enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame can have those effects, even on the greats. Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony La Russa are officially enshrined.

    world

    Busted: Russia Caught on Tape

    The U.S. released satellite images that it says back up its claims that rockets have been fired from Russia into Ukraine.

    offbeat

    'Spider-Man' Punches Cop, Chaos in Times Square

    Tourists in Times Square must have thought they were getting an authentic New York experience when a guy dressed as Spider-Man became belligerent toward cops -- which is not exactly using your Spidey sense.

    arts

    Charles Russell Art Fetches Million$

    A total of 30 works by the great Western artist (1864-1926) brought in millions of dollars at auction in Reno.

    crime

    Maine Family of 5 Shot Dead

    Murder-suicide is an early possibility in this town of 18,000.

    sports

    Italian Wins Tour de France

    Vincenzo Nibali became the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race.

    world

    Nigeria on High Alert: Ebola

    Nigerian authorities raced to stop the spread of Ebola after a man sick with one of the world's deadliest diseases brought it by plane to Lagos.

    world

    The American Jihadist

    An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country's civil war.

    history

    WWI Battle Re-enacted

    The start of World War I is  100 years old. About 200 history enthusiasts from across Europe have gathered in Poland to reconstruct the Battled of Tannenberg, an engagement between the Russian and German Empires in the first days of the Great War.  

    world

    U.S. Flees Embassy in Libya

    There's a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias. U.S. citizens warned to get out.

    energy

    Nuclear's Fading Promise

    The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money. Trouble is, it's not working.

    u.s.

    Has Pot Led to Homelessness in Denver?

    Officials at some Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger people living on the city's streets.

    world

    Costa Concordia Reaches Its Final Destination

    Pulled by tugboats and nudged by winds, the ship was eased into the port in the northwestern Italian city of Genoa.

    politics

    Hang On to That Seat

    Republicans are on the offensive in Georgia's general election Senate campaign in an effort to keep it in the GOP's hands.

    living

    How Young Is Too Young?

    The deadly crash of a teenager on an around-the-world flight brought new attention to the dangers of record-setting youth adventures.

    crime

    Manhunt for Carjackers Who Killed 3 Young Siblings

    "There are no words to describe how I feel right now," said Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey, "but we do need to find these two guys."

    inspiration

    17 Siblings Hit by Superstorm Sandy to Share $20 Million Lottery Jackpot

    A large family that lives at the shore and suffered losses during Superstorm Sandy will share a $20 million lottery jackpot that one of the 17 siblings said will be "a great pick-me-up."

    world

    Iran Holding 3 Americans

    Iran confirmed on Friday that it has detained four journalists, including a reporter for The Washington Post.

    u.s.

    Gunfight Between Patient, Doctor Leaves Questions

    Authorities are trying to sort through questions surrounding a psychiatrist who pulled a gun to wound a patient gunman.

    sports

    Lebron James Wins Over Cleveland Neighbors...with Cupcakes

    When the media storm surrounding James' return to Cleveland spilled over to his neighborhood, he apologized with sweets. 

    discovery

    Why Won't Wal-Mart Ice Cream Sandwiches Melt?

    A Cincinnati reporter found that the bars don't melt when left out in the hot sun and then he started asking "why?"

    sports

    Ohio State Band Rocked by Sexual Scandal, Director's Firing

    Ohio State University dismissed band director Jonathan Waters after an investigation determined that he knew about and failed to stop a "sexualized" culture of rituals.

    funny

    12 People Who Found True Love... With Food

    Almost everyone on Earth is looking for true love. Some people find it in other people. These folks find it in food.

    living

    Surprising Images of 'Beauty' from 40 Different Countries

    Her amazing Photoshop project says a lot about each nation's idea of beauty. 

    discovery

    This Self-Sustaining Supermarket Might Just Save the World

    A store that powers itself. See how one UK grocery store is revolutionizing the way we generate electricity.

    u.s.

    Kentucky Town Opens 'Socialist' Gas Station

    A small town government finds itself in the middle of a scandal over trying to supply residents with cheaper fuel. 

    celebrity

    Have Wacky Bill Murray Pop-Ins Jumped the Shark?

    Bill Murray pop-ins have become so frequent they're becoming boring. 

    discovery

    Astronaut's Saddest Sight Yet - Gaza and Israel From Space

    The saddest view of Earth? This astronaut thinks that he has taken a photograph of it.

    politics

    President Darth Vader? Poll of Star Wars Characters vs. Real Politicians

    In a work of seriously hard-hitting political journalism the Washington Post recently took a poll of how real politicians fared against imaginary space people. 

    animals

    Tortoise was Accomplice in Alligator's Zoo Escape?

    A zoo owner in Michigan says an alligator escaped, possibly with some help from a tortoise...

    offbeat

    12 Truly Bizarre Ice Cream Flavors To Never Try

    Ice cream is the ultimate summer treat. From chocolate and vanilla to rocky road and mint chip, you really can't go wrong. Or can you?

    politics

    Kim Jong-un Busts a Move with Obama, North Korea is Furious

    North Korea is not happy with this video of their dancing, kung fu fighting leader... But we think it's pretty hilarious!

    living

    Teen Who Sued Her Parents For College Tuition In Hot Water (Again)

    The teen that sued her parents for her college education is back, though under even more unfortunate circumstances.

    business

    Blame Healthy Hipsters for the Soaring Price of Kale

    No, it's not a Portlandia skit. One newspaper credits a kale shortage to hipsters. 

    offbeat

    8 Awesome Images of Sushi as High Art

    Crafting suishi is a centuries-old tradition. However, a new wave of artists are taking it to beautiful extremes. 

    animals

    15 Furry Faces Bumming It At The Beach

    Humans aren't the only species that loves the beach. Here are 15 other animals that are totally in heaven when they're on the coast.

    u.s.

    Sarah Palin Caught Speeding in Alaska Hometown

    The former Alaska governor was pulled over and cited for driving over the speed limit in her hometown of Wasilla.

    u.s.

    The Once-Homeless Billionaire: Keys to My Success

    John Paul Dejoria is living the American Dream on steroids with more money than he knows what to do with. He discusses the business ethos that fueled his meteoric rise to the top.

    movies & tv

    A Woman Lost Her Leg on the Real Housewives of NYC Finale - Literally!

    Real Housewife of New York City Aviva Drescher lost more than her mind on the spectacular season finale last night!

    entertainment

    5 Highest Paid Actors Last Year Might Surprise You...

    You might not have expected these names as the top 5 highest paid actors for all of last year.

    living

    $200k Bank Blunder is 'A Gift from God'

    After his bank added a few too many zeroes to his account, a Kuwaiti man says he's keeping this gift from the heavens...sort of. 

    funny

    21 Impressively Sarcastic Test Answers From Kids

    Kids take hundreds of tests over the course of their academic career. Not every answer is going to be correct.

    living

    Synthetic Food Catches On - Is Eating As We Know It Over?

    "What if you never had to worry about food again?" asks one company suddenly raking in the money.

    celebrity

    Blake Lively Launches Lifestyle Website: 5 Unusual Items to Purchase from 'Preserve'

    Blake Lively's 'Preserve' has Gwyneth Paltrow in 'Goop!'  Check out the 5 most unusual items from her lifestyle website here.

    tech

    Reality-Bending Flexible TV Is Shockingly Awesome

    Take your TV anywhere by rolling it up like a magazine. At least, that's what LG has in mind with their latest invention.

    travel

    Innovative Tent Helps You Avoid Campsite Bug Bites and Bears

    One company aims to eliminate the creepy crawlies from your camping experience by sleeping above the ground. 

    living

    13 Photos that Prove Peace Really Can Exist

    Constant conflict can cause us to forget that peace is even possible. These animals and babies might just be able to teach us something.

    movies & tv

    11 Best, Most Memorable Quotes from 'Almost Famous'

    'Almost Famous' made its debut 14 years ago...Here are some of the best lines!

    tech

    6 Apps That Will Change Your Life

    Need a good night of sleep? Want to avoid customer service? Pretend that you're outrunning a horde of zombies? There's an app for that.

    offbeat

    These 5 Water Slides are Crazy (and Maybe Illegal)

    The world's tallest, the world's longest and the world's most illegal water slide and more. 

    funny

    13 Kids Who Really Don't Get This Whole Sports Thing

    Every athlete had to start somewhere, though we're not sure that any Olympians ever had this many problems.

    inspiration

    Amazing 'Angel of the Gap' Prevented 100s of Suicides

    Don Ritchie lived near "The Gap," Australia's #1 suicide spot. You'll never believe how he saved so many troubled lives.

    offbeat

    For 17 Years, LEGOs Have Mysteriously Washed Ashore On This Beach

    Since 1997 aquatic-themed LEGOs have been washing up on this British beach. The reason behind it is fascinating. 

    markets

    A 'Sitting Duck' Market? Global Turmoil May Punish Complacency

    Investors should be paying more attention to the uncertainty being created by the turmoil in Ukraine and the Mideast, according to Mohamed El-Erian.

    funny

    'Weird Al' Becomes Every Teacher's Hero with 'Word Crimes' Music Video

    His latest spoof on Robin Thicke's "Blurred LInes" is a wacky attack on online grammar. 

    tv

    You'll Never Guess What This Bizarre Robot Commercial is For!

    This advertisement rivals most Super Bowl commercials for its strangeness.

    science

    6 Seriously Strange 'Superpowers' (That Actually Exist)

    Nobody has figured out how to fly yet, but someone did manage to eat an airplane. That's something at least.

    funny

    Happy Antenna CEO Delivers 'Thank You' Cake to Comcast

    The inscription is priceless, but what he does with the cake is even better. 

    offbeat

    Big Bank Blunder - Man Deposits $430 and Gets $43,000

    Despite trying to give it back, the bank delayed and this man gave in to temptation...

    funny

    17 People That Had a Worse Week at Work Than You

    We've all had our rough days at the office, but look on the bright side: Someone, somewhere is having a worse day than you are.

    tech

    World's First Family Robot - Will It Find a Place in Your Home?

    Jibo, the "World's First Family Robot", is one of the most impressive, and actually plausible, personal robots that we've seen. 

    animals

    19 Child-Parent Animal Photos That Will Melt Your Heart

    What's more cute than baby animals? Baby animals being taken care of by their equally adorable parents, of course.

    entertainment

    9 Hot Models Trying to Pose with Wild Animals

    Gorgeous professional models + beautiful animals = Success! (Although a couple might also be semi-NSFW...)

    travel

    13 Eerie Images of Abandoned Airport in Athens

    A haunting peek inside a ghost town of an airport, complete with a defunct airline to go with it. 

    living

    Key to Weight Loss Might be as Simple as Proper Hydration

    Diet and exercise are great, but your water intake might be what keeps you slim. 

    markets

    Man Who Made Billions Betting Against Housing Says Buy a House

    Billionaire money manager John Paulson believes buying a home to live in is the best investment possible.

    relationships

    5 Sex Myths that are 100% Bogus

    Does size really matter? How about getting pregnant during your period? These and more "facts" totally debunked by a Mental Floss video. 

    offbeat

    4 Strange New Lay's Chip Flavors, with a Surprise Twist!

    Lay's sophomore round of their "Do Us A Flavor" campaign is back... Find out the 4 choices here!

    science

    4 Fantastic Senses That You Didn't Know Existed

    We all know about sight and smell, but what about equilibrioception? 

    relationships

    Simple T-Shirt Makes Men Irresistible to Women

    America's men breathe a sigh of relief, let out their guts. 

    inspiration

    Mother of 2 Makes NFL Cheerleading Squad at Age 40

    Faced with competition from women in their 20s and 30s, Lewis never thought she'd make the team — and then...

    markets

    Grant: "There's Certainly Going to Be a Big Problem"

    As a new wave of criticism builds against the Fed, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer founder Jim Grant says the Fed is "constitutionally behind the curve" and that a "thunderclap " of a problem is inevitable.

    funny

    13 Truly Terrified Roller Coaster Riders Caught on Camera

    Some people just don't find the idea of plunging to the ground from hundreds of feet in the air at 70mph all that appealing. 

    markets

    Meltdown: CNBC's Rick Santelli Loses It On Steve Liesman

    Outspoken CNBC reporter Rick Santelli gets into one of his most-heated arguments ever with economics reporter Steve Liesman over Fed policy, inflation and interest rates.

    animals

    19 Heart-Melting Images of Dogs With Baby Best Buddies

    Man's best friend? Maybe. Baby's best friend? Absolutely.

    business

    5 Insider Secrets for Writing Great Emails

    Keeping emails short will avoid inbox overflow, but another key element also ensures your messages will get read. 

    relationships

    6 Absurd Things Guys Do that Women Will Never Understand

    Men do all sorts of strange things that stump women...We may never figure these out.

    relationships

    Can Spit Help Determine Compatability with Mates?

    Can Instant Chemistry, a company that tells you whether you are genetically compatable, be accurate using only saliva?

    politics

    9 of the Most Shockingly Gerrymandered Districts in the United States

    Sure gerrymandering is a sign of overt political corruption, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun with it!

    business

    4 Outrageously Overpriced Things You Can Buy on Amazon Right Now

    Are you literally drowning in money? Do you fret over what you could possibly spend it on? If so, we have a few suggestions. 

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