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sports

Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone and got the bad news: He didn't make the Rams' final roster. He'll have to hook up with another team to become the NFL's first openly gay player.

science

Experimental Ebola Drug Heals All Monkeys in Study

"The level of improvement was utterly beyond my honest expectation," said one study leader.

offbeat

Coffee, Tea or Me?

The owner of bikini coffee stands in Washington state banked more than $2 million in just three years because her baristas were also selling sex acts, according to prosecutors.

tech

22 People That Should Never Be Allowed Near Technology

Not everybody was meant for the modern world of technology. These people, however, are just beyond hope.

sports

Cruz Sure Sounds Like He's Running in 2016

The Texas Republican tells an influential gathering of conservative activists that "we are part of a grassroots fire that is sweeping this country."

offbeat

10 Surprisingly Ridiculous Things Banned in China

The People’s Republic of China is known for being strict, but you'll still be surprised by these strange and random regulations.

celebrity

Joan Rivers in Serious Condition

Joan Rivers remained in serious condition in a New York City hospital. Reports have said she is on life support.

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    animals

    1,000-pound Alligator Caught in Alabama Sets Record

    A gigantic alligator caught by a family in Alabama earlier this month has set a Safari Club International world record.

    u.s.

    Ferguson Starts Its Comeback

    The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks.

    u.s.

    Atlantic City Losing 2 Casinos, 5,000 Jobs in 3 Days

    A time few could imagine during the not-too-distant glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos will close this weekend and a third will shut down in two weeks.

    world

    Rebuilding Gaza Will Take 20 years

    Most of the new building would be to make up for the current housing deficit, rather than to address damage from fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants.

    world

    Britain: 'Severe' Terror Threat

    Britain raised the terror threat level from substantial to severe Friday, meaning that a terrorist attack is considered highly likely.

    sports

    Tony Stewart Speaks

    "This is something that will definitely affect my life forever," Stewart said of the death of driver Kevin Ward Jr.

    world

    Palestinian Leader Blames Hamas for Prolonged War with Israel

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for needlessly extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip.

    news

    10 Things to Know: Friday

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

    u.s.

    Victim's Family Feels Sorry for Girl Who Shot Uzi

    The accidental killing of a firing range instructor unleashed a storm of criticism and anger online, but the family of instructor Charles Vacca say they harbor no ill feelings toward the girl or her parents.

    tech

    Google Finally Fesses Up to Secret Drone Project

    They claim it's for disaster relief, though that looks pretty bunk after this video.

    markets

    As Stocks Rise, So Does Anxiety: Time to Get Out?

    An epic battle is being waged between stock market bulls and bears. Is the bottom about to fall out from the stock market or will the gains continue?

    offbeat

    9 Nonsensical, But Totally True Facts Will Blow Your Mind

    What do koalas and humans have in common? How big is your spoonful of water? Impress everyone with your random knowledge!

    history

    Buffett Heir Buys Rosa Parks Archive

    Howard G. Buffett: "I'm only trying to do one thing: preserve what's there for the public's benefit."

    offbeat

    NY Man Calls 911 to Report 'Hipster' Crimes

    When one landlord found a hipster infestation in his building, he did the only sensible thing. 

    world

    Prep Buddies' Path to Jihad

    The two Minnesota high school freinds loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends. They both converted to Islam by terror groups to leave the United States and die for jihadist causes. Why?  

    science

    Shades of Pigpen: We Travel with Our Own Germs

    Sorry, clean freaks. No matter how well you scrub your home, it's covered in your bacteria. If you move, you'll transfer your unique microbial fingerprint to the doorknobs, countertops and floors in your new house, too.

    living

    12 Pictures Only OCD Friends Will Truly Understand

    We all have our quirks, and OCD people tend to just have a few more than normal.

    world

    UN: Ebola Could Reach 20,000

    A new plan released by the U.N. health agency to stop Ebola also assumes that the actual number of cases in many hard-hit areas may be two to four times higher than currently reported.

    world

    It's Like 'Enter the Dragon'

    A martial arts tournament in a closed-off kingdom run by a megalomaniac. The classic Bruce Lee movie? Nope. It's North Korea this weekend.

    animals

    12 Terrifically Defiant Animals That Gave Up On Their Jobs

    Most animals are generally pretty compliant with following orders. There are, however, a special stubborn few.

    sports

    Stewart Gets Back to Racing

    Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.  

    crime

    Gun Co. Casts Off Reality TV Star

    "Sons of Guns" star Will Hayden was arrested on charges of repeatedly raping a child.

    sports

    NFL Cracks Down With New Domestic Violence Policy

    Acknowledging he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence.

    media

    Diane Sawyer Signs Off

    While it’s been known for months that this was Sawyer’s last week as anchor, it wasn’t until she tweeted earlier Wednesday that it became clear it was her last day.

    markets

    Two Experts Warn Stock Market Correction Could Total 60%

    Two noted market experts are warning investors to be extremely vigilant as highflying stocks may be heading towards (another) steep nosedive.

    u.s.

    13 Shocking Images of California's Extreme Drought

    With water levels dropping at record rates, these before-and-after shots will alarm you.

    sports

    More Football Head Injury News Impacts Parents

    According to an Associated Press-GfK poll, nearly half of parents said they're not comfortable letting their child play football amid growing uncertainty about the long-term impact of concussions.

    animals

    This Otter Has Better Table Manners than Most Humans

    Doesn't spill a drop...unlike most kids. 

    funny

    18 Tragic Teens Prove The Future Is Doomed

    Let's be honest: The outlook for humanity isn't looking great. Especially if these teens are going to be running things.

    movies & tv

    Chelsea Handler Leaves E! With Epic Musical Number

    Chelsea Handler enlisted every celebrity in the world to sing a goodbye song with her!

    relationships

    8 Creepy Quotes from Man Who Fathered 99 Children

    He helps people as a natural sperm donor and that's just the start of the weirdness. 

    funny

    New Students Botch Their Teacher's 'Trust Fall'

    One teacher fails to have the main ingredient of a trust fall from his students. 

    inspiration

    Just How Much Cold Cash Is Washing in from ALS Challenge?

    Approaching $100 million, the viral fundraising campaign for the ailment better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease has put the ALS group into the top ranks for medical charity donations.

    inspiration

    Boston Marathon Bombing Victim Marries His Nurse

    If something good could come out of the Boston Marathon bombing, James Costello and Krista D'Agostino seem to have found it.

    u.s.

    Girl Accidentally Kills Gun Instructor with Uzi

    A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi.

    travel

    This Little Device is Causing Big Fights on Flights

    The Kneed Defender is a miracle for some travelers and a nightmare for others. 

    u.s.

    5 Worst Beer States in America Revealed

    A study has concluded which states are a desert for delicious suds. Be sure to avoid them. 

    offbeat

    1st Ever 99-Pack of Beer is Finally Here!

    The world's largest multi-pack of brews is getting lots of attention and could soon be yours... 

    celebrity

    5 Unexpected Celebrity 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Videos for ALS

    It seems like everyone has done the ALS #IceBucketChallenge, yet a few more celebrities recently joined the party and their attempts might surprise you!

    animals

    Sleepy Polar Bear Has Adorable, Hard Dreams (Video)

    Sometimes you are just too tired to go on with the show...

    offbeat

    15 Frightening Adult-Baby Face Swaps Will Haunt You Forever

    All babies are cute. Some adults are cute. What most certainly is not cute are these nightmarish hybrids from hell.

    entertainment

    12 Best Dressed from the 2014 Emmy Awards

    Was the color red a big hit on the Emmy Red Carpet this year? Who won big with the 2014 Emmy fashions? Find out here!

    animals

    19 Photos Proving The War Between Cats And Dogs Is Eternal

    World War III won't be fought by humans. Cats and dogs are geared up and ready to go.

    offbeat

    Satanic Faced Man Fears He Can't Get Fair Trial

    Lawyer for triple-murder suspect fears his client's "666" forehead tattoo and devil horns might influence juries. 

    inspiration

    Honor System Coffee Shop Brings Out the Best in Us

    You'll never believe the profits this simple store rakes in. 

    offbeat

    16 Surprising Superstitions from Around the World

    Superstitions have always existed, whether they all make sense or not. Black cats are just the beginning too...

    science

    R.I.P. Pluto - Remembering The Planet That Never Was

    In honor of our favorite dwarf, here are 9 Pluto factoids that will make you fall in love with our little friend all over again.

    entertainment

    12 Bold Fashion Choices from the 2014 MTV VMAs

    The 30th annual MTV Video Music Music Awards brought out the weird and wonderful fashions from the world's biggest celebrities. 

    funny

    17 Funny Photos Of Kids Returning To School This Year

    The season of fresh notebooks, packed lunches, and daily temper tantrums is officially upon us. Are your children as excited as you?

    funny

    Hilarious Family Returns with 'Baby Got Back - to School' Viral Video

    You probably recognize them from their awesome Christmas video last year. This one is even better!

    funny

    15 Awful Real Estate Photos - How to Not Sell a House

    Poop on the floor and a bedroom with no door are only minor offenses in this real estate crime log.

    offbeat

    Un-Bee-Lievable: 50,000 Bees Living in NYC Ceiling

    A New York City woman had some unexpected roommates living in her apartment: 50,000 bees.

    animals

    23 Terrifying Hypothetical Hybrid Animals Will Fascinate You

    On our list of "Things we're glad don't exist", most of these creepy creatures occupy top spots.

    funny

    14 Hilarious Ransom Notes from an Office ‘Sandwich Thief’

    Lunch issues plague office kitchenettes around the world on a daily basis. In this hilarious case, however, we suspect creative boredom was more to blame.

    offbeat

    16 Mind-Numbingly Over The Top Tombstones From Russian Gangsters

    If you live a life of opulence, it's only logical that it follows you to the grave. Literally.

    u.s.

    Shocked Teen Arrested for Writing About Shooting a Dinosaur

    Teachers were alarmed when they saw the words "gun" and "take care of business" even though they were in reference to a dinosaur.

    entertainment

    Jared Leto & Jimmy Fallon Have the Most Epic Contest Ever

    Things get real weird when Jimmy Fallon invites Jared Leto onto The Tonight Show.

    world

    5 Totally Unrealistic Laws in Switzerland

    Don't even think about mowing your lawn on a Sunday in Zurich...or a lot of other things for that matter. 

    living

    16 Beautifully Delicious #FoodPorn Photos from Instagram

    These #FoodPorn images from Instagram will have you #hungry in no time. #NoFilter

    inspiration

    Hero Cop Attends Wedding of Baby He Rescued 20 Years Ago

    Good luck not crying at this wedding. 

    science

    16 Gorgeous Galaxy Photos Put Our Milky Way To Shame

    Maybe it's time we start looking around the unviersal neighborhood to find a new home galaxy. 

    animals

    16 Spine-Chilling Animals (Being Candidly Cute)

    These animals are typically trying to eat our faces, but that doesn't mean they don't have a nice streak in them too.

    living

    Bad News: You're Probably Brushing Your Teeth Wrong

    The good news: There's only one thing all the experts actually agree on, which is easy to do.

    tech

    'Self-Serve Beer' Coming to a Ballpark Near You?

    Now fans can play bartender while the athletes play ball! How could this go wrong? 

    living

    12 Old-Timey Photos Prove Humans Haven't Changed At All

    Sure our surroundings have changed over the years, but have we? 

    celebrity

    5 Best Celebrity 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Videos for ALS

    Did you do the ALS #IceBucketChallenge? These celebrities knocked it out of the park!

    sports

    Most Inspiring Coach in America - Spontaneous Speech Goes Viral

    A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his team lost.

    offbeat

    20 Moderately Enraging Experiences Of Everyday Life

    These images won't ruin your day, but damn if you won't be mildly irritated for the next 5 minutes.

    offbeat

    Frozen Beer Foam - A New 'Brew' World Order?

    Beer makers are freezing their foam to beat summertime heat. Will you drink it? 

    celebrity

    Miley Cyrus is Building a 5' Bong with Help from Fans

    Building bongs, smoking weed, and documenting it on social media: She's just being Miley!

    inspiration

    101-Year-Old Man Celebrates Birthday by Going to Work

    The same job he's had for over 70 years. 

    movies & tv

    8 Hilariously Quirky Quotes from Big Bang Theory's Sheldon Cooper

    Everyone knows that Sheldon Cooper is the best character on 'The Big Bang Theory'!

    offbeat

    19 Unexplainable Images from the Interwebs

    What is going on here?

    u.s.

    Blog Documents Detroit's Devastating Degradation Like Never Before

    Just how much has Detroit deteriorated over the last 5 years? These photos may surprise you.

    animals

    16 Sassy Dogs Ready For The Canine Uprising

    They've always been man's best friend, but do the really like us? These pups are done playing around.

    offbeat

    12 Totally Odd Liquors from Around the World

    Isn't it about time you unwound with a smoked salmon martini?

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