Facebook Profits Nearly Triple

business

The social media giant just blew away Wall Street expectations.

world

China's New Aircraft Carrier is the Coolest in the World

And they've got a music video to prove it!

history

Oldest Living Ex-MLB Player Dies in Cuba at 102

Cuba's Conrado Marrero played against Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and other legends and was himself an All-Star for the Washington Nationals in 1950.

policy

Want to Carry a Gun into a Bar in Georgia? Go Ahead

A new law allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.  

tech

Apple's Split Stock Plans

Apple on Wednesday courted investors with stock split plans as hot iPhone sales pushed up profits while underscoring pressure for the company to unveil "the next big thing."

animals

5-Year Cat-astrophy Over

A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip.  

history

125-Year-Old Shipwreck Found

The first images of the newly discovered wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, killing 16 people, were released.

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    entertainment

    Cannes By the Numbers

    The biggest film festival of the year (May 14-25) is stocked withg talent, including the youngest director in competition (Xavier Dolan, 25) and the oldest (Jean-Luc Godard, 83).

    news

    10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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

    u.s.

    TSA Settles Breast Milk Lawsuit

    You'll never guess the ridiculous amount of money they've agreed to pay a women detained at the Phoenix Airport.

    offbeat

    Iron Curtain Still Ruining the Lives of Deer

    The Soviet Union may have fallen decades ago but the animals of the old Iron Curtain still refuse to cross the old border between East and West.

    humor

    11 Unexpectedly Wild Kim Jong-un Haircuts

    Now that Kim Jong-un's hairstyle is mandatory for North Korean students, it's time to look back at his haircut scrapbook to fully appreciate the wide range of options from which to choose.

    politics

    Alabama Congressman Unveils Gigantic Fake Gun Parade Float

    Alabama State Rep. Steve Hurst doesn't mess around when it comes to his feelings on the Second Amendment. He does, however, barbeque on them. Wait, what?

    policy

    Affirmative Action Fight Reignited

    Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate such affirmative action has sparked a heated debate.

    DIY

    Get Rib-tastic with 5 DIY Barbecue Smokers

    Embrace the sunshine and backyard weather by building your own BBQ pit.

    u.s.

    'Freedom-Destroying Cocktail' Mixes Supreme Court Justices

    The Supreme Court says an anonymous tip can be sufficient to justify police pulling over a car. The Court was divided 5-4, which saw Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia on opposite sides.

    science

    Celebrate Earth Day with a Global Selfie

    With your help, NASA is going to make a human mosaic depicting our planet. 

    u.s.

    American Wins Boston Marathon

    One year after a bombing at the Boston Marathon killed three people and left more than 260 injured, "The Star-Spangled Banner" played over Boylston Street in honor of an American winner.  

    world

    US Investigating Possible Chemical Attack in Syria

    The possible attack took place in rebel held territory and probably involved the use of Chlorine gas.

    movies

    Goonies 2 Finally a Reality? New Spielberg, Brolin and Astin Rumors Swirl

    After years and years of false hope, this could finally be it. There could be a Goonies 2.

    policy

    'Affordable Care' Act Falling Short on Core Goal (So Far)

    The federal health care overhaul has provided coverage for millions of Americans, but it has only chipped away at one of its core goals.

    u.s.

    Oscar Mayer Recalls 96,000 Pounds of Hotdogs

    According to the USDA, hundreds of thousands of Oscar Mayer hotdogs may be contaminated with...CHEESE!

    religion

    14 Wonderful Ways Easter Was Celebrated Around the World This Year

    This year all of Christianity's 2.2 billion adherents celebrated Easter at the same time. Join us as we take account of all the candles, eggs, and costumes. 

    markets

    Gartman Back to Being a Bull: 'Market Wants to Go Higher'

    What a difference a couple weeks makes! The publisher of the "Gartman Letter" is back to buying stocks and is "pleasantly long" the market after (correctly) sounding the alarm in early April.

    humor

    Hilarious Hipster Hops - Ordering Beer Sounds Like Millionaires Ordering Wine

    This hilarious parody reminds us about everything that's wrong with hipness and liquid refreshment today.

    travel

    5 Surprising Culture Shocks Asians Encounter in the U.S.

    Despite globalization, the Western world and the Eastern world are still divided by numerous cultural differences. Here are five of the more common, yet unexpected surprises that I have experienced so far.

    books

    Dr. Seuss Wrote 'Green Eggs and Ham' On A $50 Bet

    In 1959, Dr. Seuss' editor gave made a seemingly impossible bet. In the end, he won far more than the $50 wager.  

    world

    Shootout Breaks Easter Truce in Ukraine

    3 people are dead; Russia and Ukraine are each blaming each other for the violence.

    humor

    6 Worst Phrases In Life That You Never Want To Hear

    There are certain phrases you dread hearing in life that can instantly ruin your day. Take our advice and prepare for these moments, otherwise you'll hear us saying "told you so!"

    world

    Teen OK After Riding in Wheel Well of Hawaii Jet

    Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" after stowing away on a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving extremely cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.

    u.s.

    Tight Security in Boston

    On the eve of the Marathon, runners were blessed at an emotional church service that celebrated Easter and remembered the victims, while heightened security measures, including bag checks, were in place at marathon events.

    energy

    Study: Gas Beats Corn

    Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions.

    entertainment

    'Captain America' Again; But 'Heaven Is For Real' Is Indeed

    "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" won for the third straight week and nears $600 million worldwide; but "Heaven Is For Real," which was a close second, shows all the sign of a sleeper hit.

    history

    'Hurricane' Carter Dies at 76

    The boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. Denzel Washington played him in the movie, "Hurricane."

    politics

    Problems for Rick Perry

    The long-serving governor known for his Texas swagger is now the focus of a grand jury investigation that could cause more difficulty than any adversary has.  

    offbeat

    China Needs Luxury Car Fix

    China's desire for luxury cars remains undimmed by an economic slowdown and political austerity drive.

    science

    Delivery from SpaceX

    Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.

    sports

    Hopkins, 49, Unifies Belts

    Bernard Hopkins, the oldest world champion in boxing history at age 49, became the eldest fighter to unify world titles Saturday when he defeated Beibut Shumenov in a light-heavyweight showdown.

    history

    Philippines' Disappearing Artifacts

    The 5,000-year-old engravings of people, animals and geometric shapes are the country's oldest known artworks, but encroaching urbanisation, vandals and the ravages of nature are growing threats.

    sports

    Michelle Wie's Big Win

    The once-heralded American won her first LPGA title in 4 years, firing five-under par 67 to win Hawaii's Lotte Championship.

    religion

    Easter at the Vatican

    Well over 150,000 tourists — Romans and pilgrims, young and old — turned out for the Mass that Pope Francis celebrated at an altar set up under a canopy on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica.

    entertainment

    Is Johnny Depp's Star Fading?

    As "Captain America" and "Rio 2" battle for the top of the weekend box-office, "Transcendence" becomes Depp's fourth flop in a row.

    inspiration

    Till Death Do Us Part

    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

    world

    Boko Haram Claims Nigeria Bombing

    The bombing at a bus station packed with morning commuters early on Monday killed at least 75 people; the gunmen kidnapped 129 girls (44 have escaped and are safe).

    markets

    Yardeni: We're Still In a Bull Market, S&P to Top 2,000

    The stock market's correction that crested last Friday merely represents more fuel for the five-year-old bull market, says market veteran Ed Yardeni, president of Yardeni Research.

    policy

    Medicaid: Dead and Loving It

    The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased, an internal state government memo says.  

    offbeat

    Teen Asks Miss America to Prom, Then Gets Suspended

    A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to the prom during a Q&A at school. What kind of world are we living in when that's a problem?  

    u.s.

    Colorado Pot Deaths

    A college student eats marijuana-laced cookies and jumps to his death. A husband is accused of shooting his wife in the head after eating pot-infused candy. Is legality the problem?

    world

    Ferry Captain Arrested

    Lee Joon-Seok faces five charges, including negligence of duty and violation of maritime law in a disaster that has likely caused 300 deaths.

    crime

    Charges in K.C. Highway Shootings

    The Kansas City-area man is suspected to have commited about a dozen highway shootings that wounded three people.  

    offbeat

    13 Worst, Most Creepy Easter Bunny Fails Ever

    Easter PTSD is a serious problem in America. These poor children are still suffering from fear of floppy ears and carrots, decades after coming into contact with Mr. Bunny.   

    offbeat

    Pot Holy Day? Pastors Embracing 4/20 Easter

    Churches see this as opportunity to connect with potential new parishioners - get high on God, not drugs!

    offbeat

    13 Flower Bombs to Celebrate Spring

    Soon there will be real flowers in the world, but until then you can turn your internet browser into a blossoming bouquet.

    world

    Everest Death Toll at 13

    Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday a day after an avalanche swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak.  

    world

    Snowden Asks Putin a Question

    Vladimir Putin's televised call-in show got a unique caller: Edward Snowden.

    crime

    Murderer Had Noose Around Neck When He Was Saved

    It happened in Iran, and it was the victim's mother who stopped the execution.

    world

    Captain Focus of Investigation

    The captain was not at the helm of the South Korean ferry that capsized, investigators said, as anger spread over stalled rescue efforts for hundreds of missing passengers trapped by the submerged vessel.

    news

    Chelsea Clinton is Pregnant

    Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are expecting their first child later this year.

    science

    We Are Not Alone

    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

    arts

    R.I.P. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    The Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, was 87.

    offbeat

    Weird 360 Degree Bike-Ride Time-Lapse Video

    Who knew that just running some errands could be so trippy?

    tech

    Paper Airplane Making Just Got A Major Upgrade

    Finally, modern engineering gives us something useful.

    business

    Paul Krugman: Slack in the Economy Is Dangerous

    Economist Paul Krugman discusses economic conditions with Bloomberg's Tom Keene.

    celebrity

    'X-Men Director Raped Me'

    Michael Egan claims he was 17 when Bryan Singer forcibly sodomized him, among other allegations.

    markets

    5 Warning Signs of a New Market Crash in 2014

    While stock markets around the world are near record highs, The Telegraph's John Ficenec sees ample reason to worry. Here are 5 signs that we could be in for a major market crash.  

    business

    Got $845,000? Buy Yourself a Porsche Plug-In Hybrid

    Got $845,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Then the Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid packing an unbelievable 887 horsepower might be the car for you. Take a look at this amazing test drive.

    markets

    Spencer: Now's the Time to Be Brave and Buy Stocks

    After a rocky stretch for stocks, it's time to set aside fear and buy growth companies on the cheap, says this T. Rowe Price portfolio manager.

    u.s.

    6 Giant Red Flags That Get You Audited by the IRS

    Will this be the year that you get audited by the Internal Revenue Service? Here's a quick look at six ways your chances of getting audited increase dramatically.

    world

    Ebola Virus in Africa Outbreak is a New Strain

    Where did the Ebola virus that's killed scores in Guinea, Liberia, and now Mali come from? Scientists just can't figure it out.

    crime

    Armed Robber Finally Gets the Call -- 13 Years Later

    He was convicted in 2000, sentenced to 13 years and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came, and he spent the next 13 years turning his life around — getting married, raising three kids, learning a trade. Then the call came.

    policy

    Federal Judge Overturns North Dakota Abortion Ban

    North Dakota's fetal heartbeat law has been called the most restrictive in the country. Now it's been called unconstitutional.

    arts

    8 Skyscrapers of the Future - Strange, Beautiful and Ominous

    Every year eVolo Magazine asks architects to design the skyscrapers of the distant future. The buildings they came back with are as crazy as any science fiction movie.

    history

    Korea, Japan and 'Comfort Women'

    South Korea and Japan held rare high-level talks on the extremely sensitive issue of wartime sex slavery, which has contributed to a virtual freeze in diplomatic ties.

    humor

    5 Children's Books That Totally Ruined Adulthood

    I read books to my son every day. Over the last two years he’s cultivated pretty decent taste. However, I'm realizing many of these books are dubiously smart at predicting adulthood.

    sports

    9 Unforgettable Walk Up Songs That Make Baseball Even Better

    Most professional baseball players use "walk up" music as they step to the plate. It seems inseparable from the game. Here are 9 of the best.

    offbeat

    Rapping Doctor Makes It Easy to Remember Instructions

    Getting a cast on can be scary for kids. But when a young girl from an Army family broke her foot, the base’s resident Staff Sergeant and Orthopedic Specialist concocted a pretty creative way to ease her nerves. Time to add resident MC to his resume.

    offbeat

    5 Surprising Jury Duty Excuses That Worked

    Nobody likes being called for jury duty, which can result in some very creative excuses. In a few cases, however, these excuses actually work - with a little proof.

    arts

    23 Mindbending 3D Tattoos You Have To See To Believe

    Tattoos just got real. Well, they’ve always been real. But the 3D trend is taking the art form to another amazing level of lifelike.

    politics

    'Ban on Political Lies' Gets U.S. Supreme Attention

    Negative campaigning and mudslinging may be a fact of life in American politics, but can false accusations made in the heat of an election be punished as a crime?

    world

    Ferry Sinking May Have Killed Nearly 300

    290 of the 475 people aboard — many of them high school students on a class trip — were still missing after a ferry sank near South Korea. Six are dead, 55 injured.  

    world

    Mini-Sub Back on the Hunt for MH370

    After aborting its first mission, the tiny unmanned submarine is once again scouring the bottom of the Indian Ocean for MH370's black box.

    offbeat

    The World’s Toughest Job Will Surprise You

    Would you take a job that required you to be there 365 days a year, 24 hours a day with no monetary compensation? We didn’t think so. But believe it or not, there are billions of people who already hold that position.

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    National High Five Day is Worth Knowing

    April 17 is National High Five Day. Celebrate America's favorite way to operate The Clapper by diving into its controversial past.

    science

    Can Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes Save the World Cup?

    The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is at risk for a massive epidemic of Dengue Fever and the only thing that can (maybe) save it are some mutant mosquitos. 

    markets

    Cliff Asness: What's Keeping Me Up at Night Right Now

    Hedge Fund Manager Cliff Asness discusses his biggest market concern.

    offbeat

    Comedic Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant Delivers Best Safety Speech Ever

    Flight safety instructions delivered before takeoff usually aren’t something to sit up and take notice of. But passengers on this Southwest flight were in for a treat when one flight attendant decided it was time they started paying attention.

    world

    South Korean Gamer Arrested After Son Starves to Death

    The man reportedly spent all of his time in internet cafes only coming home every two or three days to feed his baby.

    u.s.

    Maryland Decriminalizes Pot

    That's 17 states now where smoking a joint won't get you sent to prison for life.

    entertainment

    Pharrell In Tears After Seeing Fans ‘Happy’

    Pharrell’s hit ‘Happy’ is bringing smiles and elation across the nation. But this time, he was the one crying tears of joy.

    tech

    Google Swallows Solar Drone Start-Up

    Titan Aerospace built a solar-powered drone that can fly for 5 years straight. Now that drone belongs to Google, despite an attempt by Facebook.

    offbeat

    Think 30 Is The New 20? Maybe Not

    30 is the new 20. That’s a pretty common phrase heard around town these days. But is it? Clinical psychologist Meg Jay doesn’t think so and she has a few things to say to those who believe a decade is disposable.

    arts

    The Stunning Life-Size Origami of Sipho Mabona

    Origami isn't always small. Sometimes it's gigantic. Sometimes it moves.

    offbeat

    10 Shocking Marriage Confessions Revealed on Whisper App

    Marriage is hard work. At least, that’s what I hear. I’ve also been told that communication is key. Apparently, no one let these people in on the fact that it’s communication with each other that's the real secret.

    history

    Helen Keller's Inspiring Letter to the New York Symphony

    In a simple letter to the New York Symphony, Helen Keller reminds us what it is like to be alive. 

    crime

    NFL 49er's Bizarre False Confession: 'I Have a Bomb!'

    Is that what you'd say to LAX security when you (a) are a multimillionaire NFL football player and (b) don't actually have a bomb? The 49ers' Aldon Smith did just that.

    world

    Putin Claims to be the Poorest Kremlin Official

    Some people say Vladimir Putin has billions of dollars hidden away in secret bank accounts, but his Russian tax returns claim he only made a $100,000 last year.

    travel

    6 Spectacular (Relatively) Modern Churches

    Everyone loves beautiful churches, even modern architects. Join us as we check out a few of the biggest, newest, and strangest churches in the world. 

    tech

    2 Terrifying Spy Devices Found in NYC Metro

    As technology gets smaller and smaller, credit card theives are getting more and more creative in how they use it.

    offbeat

    6 Intriguing Items You Didn't Know You Could Buy Online

    We occasionally find ourselves baffled by what the internet has to offer. This list of surprising, but purchasable, items illustrate the point well.

    entertainment

    5 Curious Celebrity Doppelgangers from Hollywood and Korea

    These Hollywood and Korean celebrities definitely share a strong resemblance. It’s as if they have their sibling on the other side of the world!

    offbeat

    7 Surprisingly Creative Promposals Bound to Make Anyone Say Yes

    Almost as big as a wedding proposal, the promposal has become a hugely anticipated event among students everywhere.  Here are 7 of the more original ideas that prove creativity hasn’t been lost in the high school hallways. Here’s to hoping they said ‘yes’!

    world

    Refugees Turn to Facebook and Google Maps for Help

    Some bold Ukrainians have taken it upon themselves to help people fleeing the crisis in Crimea.

    markets

    Faber: 2014 Market Crash Will Be Worse Than 1987

    The editor and publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report says the stock market is setting up for a decline more painful than the sudden crash of 1987.

    animals

    Cutest Puppy Video Goes Viral For A Good Cause

    What happens when you pair an abundance of cute puppies and a cause to help animals in need? One of the most ‘awww’ inducing viral videos ever.

    offbeat

    5 Pieces of Personal Information Restaurants Know Before You Walk In

    These days, customer service is key in the restaurant industry. In fact, some high-end places are even turning to Google to score personal information about you before you ever sit down at the table. Too far? Perhaps.

    tech

    Land Rover Unveils See-Through Hood Technology

    Sure, maybe you never knew you wanted a see-through hood, but once you see it, you'll want one immediately.

    world

    Child Bride Poisons Groom After Forced Wedding

    Wasila Umaru was forced into marriage, so the 14-year-old took matters into her own desperate hands. 

    markets

    Holland: Why Putin Is More Important Than Any CEO

    Veteran money manager explains why what happens if Vladimir Putin moves further into Ukraine matters more to the market than what any CEO is doing right now.

    world

    Expert Says Start Preparing for 'Dollar Doomsday'

    Trouble ahead? “The Death of Money” author explains why that cash you're hiding under your mattress may soon be worth a lot less than it's worth right now.

    markets

    Sam Zell: 'Kumbaya' Stock Market Is Way Overvalued

    Billionaire real-estate tycoon Sam Zell says investors are way too optimistic and that’s pushed the stock market to overvalued levels.

    animals

    5 Furry Friendships That Seem Too Odd To Exist

    Winnie the Pooh said, “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” It seems that silly old bear isn’t the only animal that cherished his special, and unusual, friendships.

    arts

    13 Times 3D Chalk Art Seemed More Like Real Life

    As weather warms up, small and big kids alike will be pulling out the sidewalk chalk to have a little fun in the sun. Here are 13 chalky masterpieces that will blow your mind and provide a little inspiration to color outside of the lines.

    offbeat

    German White Supremacists Fire Pornstar Spokeswoman for Having Interracial Sex

    Once you go white supremacist, they say you never go back, largely because everyone hates you.

    tech

    X-Ray Vision Comes to Fruition with New Technology

    If you had one super power, what would it be? Did you say having x-ray vision? You're in luck! Now, there’s no need to wonder exactly what’s hiding under that dress.

    u.s.

    ATM Accidentally Gives $37,000 to Homeless Man

    Who says technology can't ever make our lives better?

    offbeat

    Epic Prank Makes Professor Rethink Classroom Policy

    We know April Fools’ Day is over, but this timeless prank is one for the books. This entire class should get an ‘A’ for the semester based purely on the genius of it.

    offbeat

    Woman Arrested After Complaining to Police about Marijuana Quality

    Who else are you supposed to complain to when your dealer gives you only "seeds and residue"?

    tech

    The Revolutionary Folding Toilet of the Future

    You've been waiting for this toilet your whole life and you didn't even know it.

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