Why Isn't There a Treatment or Vaccine for Ebola?

science

In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn't changed much. Some people are asking "Why?"

u.s.

CIA Backs Down, Apologizes

For months, CIA Director John Brennan stood firm insisting that the CIA had little to be ashamed of. His defiant posture quickly collapsed after a devastating report by his own inspector general.

news

10 Things to Know: Friday

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

news

Facebook Out for Lunch

Facebook apparently went out for lunch today and forgot to leave the site running.

world

Iraq's Top Shiite Cleric Urges Peaceful Transition

The remarks by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani were another indirect appeal by the cleric to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down.

celebrity

Julia Roberts 'Face Balls' With Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon knows how to have fun with A-list celebrities!

world

Gaza Cease-Fire Deal

The United States and United Nations are announcing that Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire.

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    living

    Unpacking the Coconut Water Conspiracy

    After several of its more incredible health claims have been debunked, coconut water is only about as healthy as one particular $0.19 snack. 

    celebrity

    Bieber Responds to Bloom on Instagram

    It's as if Bieber wants this drama to continue and for people to hate him more...

    living

    This 5 Minute Exercise Can Increase Your Life by Years

    A recent study shows that even doing a little daily exercise can add an impressive amount of time to your life. 

    DIY

    How to Recreate 'Mad Men' Interior Design in Your Own Home

    Do you love the Sterling Cooper offices on 'Mad Men'? Find out here how to bring back the 1960s to your own space!

    offbeat

    5 Disturbing Drone Quotes from Martha Stewart

    Martha Stewart: DIY Queen, Excellent party hostess and...drone pilot? Here is her weird love affair with drones in her own words. 

    sports

    Ohio Lawmaker Wants LeBron License Plate

    An Ohio lawmaker wants to create a specialty license plate celebrating the homecoming of LeBron James. You won't believe what he is calling it...

    science

    6 GIFs That Prove Everything Is Cooler in Zero Gravity

    Sure your bones and muscles begin to deteriorate, but just look at how amazing fire looks when gravity can't hold it back!

    movies & tv

    11 Greatest Running Jokes from 'Seinfeld'

    'Seinfeld' premiered 1/4 of a century ago, and the jokes still never get old!

    offbeat

    13 Terribly Creative, Worst Hairstyles To Never Try

    For some people, getting bangs constitutes a bold change in their hairstyle. These folks just aren't satisfied with that, though. 

    business

    Red Robin Awarded Title of World's Unhealthiest Meal

    You'll need a calculator to add up the calories in their Monster burger, fries and drink. 

    politics

    Eric Cantor Steps Down as House Majority Leader

    "I shudder to think what the world looks like in five years for us and our allies if we don't steel our resolve and stand tall with those who stand with us," said the outgoing Virginia congressman.

    funny

    16 Popular Products Get Hilariously Honest New Advertisements

    We all know that some companies take a few liberties when advertising for their products. But what if that wasn't the case?

    policy

    Congress Asks, 'Dude, What's It Like to Drive High?'

    Amid rancorous debate over other weighty issues on Capitol Hill, lawmakers wondered aloud whether driving cars after smoking marijuana is dangerous. Ya think?

    science

    NASA to Test Making Rocket Fuel Ingredient on Mars

    NASA plans to make oxygen — a key ingredient of rocket fuel — on Mars early next decade.  

    sports

    Ravens' Rice Apologizes

    Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called "the biggest mistake of his life": Assualting his fiancee.

    politics

    Ebola Outbreak Messing with Obama's Summit

    Leaders from nations gripped by an Ebola outbreak are pulling out of the President's gathering of African leaders.

    business

    $1M Won't Buy Much in San Fran

    San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for those who want to live here...

    world

    WH: School Shelling 'Indefensible'

    The White House says there is little doubt Israeli artillery hit a United Nations school in Gaza, saying it is "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible."

    sports

    George W. Bush Surprises Jeter

    Derek Jeter got a surprise presidential farewell before playing his final game in Texas.

    u.s.

    AC Homeowner Who Fought Off Trump is Moving On

    The woman who became a folk hero for resisting decades-long efforts by big-name developers like Trump to displace her Atlantic City boardinghouse is now 91 and, at last, ready to sell.

    relationships

    How to Win Any Argument in 3 Steps

    Scientists claim something called a "psychological paradox" can help you win an argument and maybe even solve world peace. 

    offbeat

    5 False 'Non-Words' That Actually Exist

    Let's conversate. Irregardless of what you may think, language is evolving. Thusly, reading this post is going to be the funnest thing you do today.

    movies & tv

    9 Reasons 'Mike Tyson Mysteries' Will be the Craziest Cartoon Ever

    The Mike Tyson Mysteries is a real thing. And it's even more bonkers than you can imagine. 

    DIY

    10 Terrific Pieces of Art Created Using Kids' Toys

    We were lucky to draw straight lines with our Etch A Sketches. These adults, however, seem to be the Leonardo da Vincis of Legos.

    politics

    Fake Obama Shuts Down Times Square (Video)

    How an Obama lookalike and a fake Secret Service entourage nearly created a riot in New York.

    california

    Massive Flood at UCLA - Even in a Drought

    A 93-year-old water main ruptured, spewing water for hours and turning Sunset Boulevard and UCLA into a mucky mess.

    celebrity

    Orlando Bloom vs. Justin Bieber - Celebs Scuffle in Ibiza (Video)

    Finally, someone tries to punch Justin Bieber out & it's captured on video!

    movies & tv

    'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' Trailer is Here & It's Amazing!

    The final installment of The Hobbit movie trilogy is here in all its Middle-Earthly glory!

    offbeat

    2 Women Run Over by Train - and Survive!

    A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana.  

    science

    Science Says Fist Bumps Might Save Your Life

    Pay attention - it's Science!

    history

    Your Cell Phone Video Can Be Traced Back to Him

    Filmmaker Robert Drew, who has died at 90, became a pioneer of the modern documentary when he picked up new, lightweight cameras and caught JFK unrehearsed in "Primary." Cinema verite was born.

    funny

    19 Shockingly Honest Notes From Cute Little Kids

    There's nothing quite as innocent, and potentially devastating, as a young child's sense of truth. Some kids take brutal honesty to entirely new levels.

    living

    This Little Girl Crying Over Her Baby Brother Is The Most Precious Thing Ever

    Watch as one 5-year-old comes to terms with life, death, aging, and what it feels like to be utterly devastated in the span of a minute.

    politics

    Most Israelis Support Gaza War, Dissenters Silenced

    Despite casualties and criticism, a near-consensus in Israel support the Gaza war, while dissent is being silenced - a rarity in highly democratic Israel.

    u.s.

    Indianapolis Man Buys 2 $1M Tickets in 3 Months

    An Indianapolis man has won two $1 million lottery prizes in the past three months.

    relationships

    Hilarious Father-To-Be Proves Maternity Pictures Aren't Just For Ladies

    What happens when your wife doesn't want to do a maternity shoot? One man decided that the answer was, of course, to fill in!

    world

    How High-Level Chinese Officials are Taken Down

    Nothing is guaranteed in the opaque, secretive world of Chinese politics, but here's how prosecutions have played out in the past.

    history

    18th Century Ship Buried in Manhattan

    It's a ship tied to two critical points in American history: Sept. 11, 2001, and the eve of the Revolutionary War.

    markets

    Ron Paul: Stocks Are In a Fed Created Bubble and Will Crash

    America's favorite libertarian curmudgeon warns that "conditions are every bit as bad as they were in '08 and '09." 

    business

    Spring Blooms - 4% Growth for U.S. Economy

    After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter.

    u.s.

    Big Building Boom in N. Dakota

    The area's oil boom has resulted in an infrastructure-building frenzy as the rush for jobs and oil demands more roads, homes, food trucks and stores.

    politics

    US Appeals Court Blocks Mississippi Abortion Law

    Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday.

    tech

    10 Weirdest Apps for Your Phone

    Ranging from the utterly useless to the completely offensive. 

    entertainment

    5 Highest Paid Country Music Stars – Taylor Swift is NOT #1?

    The highest paid country music star is NOT Miss Taylor Swift, so who is it? 

    funny

    14 Funny People Making The Best Of A Bad Situation

    The slightest inconveniece can ruin some people's days. On the othe side of the spectrum are these unfazed folks.

    offbeat

    The Weird Rise of the Kickstarter Potato Salad Guy (Videos)

    Zach "Danger" Brown's epic journey that accidentally raised over $50,000 for potato salad is nearly over. Here's a look at it's bizarre growth. 

    celebrity

    4 Celebrities Wearing Disguises at Comic-Con 2014

    Comic-Con 2014 is a Mecca for nerds, fandoms, and celebrities alike. See which famous people were walking around masked as mere plebeians with the rest of us!

    sports

    NCAA Settles Head Injury Lawsuit

    The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit that will impact past, present and future college athletes.

    celebrity

    J Lo Unleashes Natural Locks on Instagram

    Jennifer Lopez recently let her hair down, proclaiming #curlyhairdontcare for all the world to see.

    world

    Strong Quake Shakes Mexico's Gulf Coast

    A strong earthquake shook much of eastern Mexico, home to a major nuclear power plant and some of Mexico's key petroleum facilities.

    relationships

    Lonely Londoners Looking to 'Open Up' to Strangers

    A new, controversial campaign wants to change London's image as one of the loneliest places in Britain.

    discovery

    5 Facts to Know About Ebola Outbreak in W. Africa

    There has been panic and fear about the deadly Ebola disease spreading. Here are five things to know about Ebola and how it is spread.

    offbeat

    19 Nauseating Foods That Come In A Can

    Just because something is edible doesn't mean you should eat it. As a rule, you should probably be wary of things that come in a can.

    business

    Billionaire Businessman Wants Employees to Work Less, Live More

    Has this controversial businessman cracked the code for a healthy work/life balance?

    funny

    You Won't Believe What This Dog Does to Protect His Owner's Beer

    Man and his best friend just found something else they have in common. 

    inspiration

    6 'Safe Sex' Dresses by a Brazilian Artist Will Blow Your Mind

    These stunning gowns were constructed from a surprisingly intimate material...

    inspiration

    15 Month Old Boy Commands 500 Campers and Gets Amazing Result

    The young boy and the campers' reaction is amazing. 

    business

    Study: It Would Take 75 Work Days to Read All Your Privacy Notices

    And that's only if you dedicated eight hours a day to the job. You won't believe what it would cost the country to actually read this stuff. 

    u.s.

    West's Largest Coal-Fired Plant to Close

    The largest coal-fired power plant in the West is on track to cease operations under a proposal that the federal government adopted.

    u.s.

    Cops Shot in NYC

    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.

    religion

    The End of Ramadan

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

    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.

    politics

    Sarah Palin Launches Online Subscription Channel

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

    entertainment

    Beyoncé + Masterpiece Theatre = The Beyoncélogues

    Actress Nina Millin presents hit Beyoncé songs in the most unexpected way possible...  The Beyoncélogues!

    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.

    entertainment

    8 Best, New Emojis from 'Game of Thrones'

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

    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 Billion Diamond Heiress Becomes Rapper, Targets Kardashians (NSFW)

    African heiress Bim Fernandes, worth $8.7 BILLION, wants to be a music superstar, and is throwing major shade at Kim Kardashian along the way.

    sports

    Italian Wins Tour de France

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

    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.

    crime

    Maine Family of 5 Shot Dead

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

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.  

    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.

    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.

    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.  

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    movies

    'Lucy' Pummels 'Hercules'

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

    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. 

    offbeat

    7 Most Notorious Prison Tattoos & What They Mean

    Symbols, Clocks, Nazi's, & Latin Kings...We explore some of the most prominent prison yard tattoos and the meaning behind them.

    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.

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