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Police Detonate Suspicious Pressure Cooker Near US Capitol
May 25, 2015 – 4:39 pm | No Comment
Police Detonate Suspicious Pressure Cooker Near US Capitol

US Capitol Police have disposed of a pressure cooker found in a van parked on the National Mall.
The van was spotted during a routine patrol. Police say it smelled of gasoline, and appeared to contain …

John And Alicia Nash, Of A Beautiful Mind Fame, Dead In Car Accident
May 24, 2015 – 8:46 pm | No Comment
John And Alicia Nash, Of <i>A Beautiful Mind</i> Fame, Dead In Car Accident

John and Alicia Nash, whose lives and marriage were depicted in the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, died in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike on Saturday. He was 86, and she was …

Ireland To Become First Nation To Approve Gay Marriage By Popular Vote
May 23, 2015 – 9:36 am | No Comment
Ireland To Become First Nation To Approve Gay Marriage By Popular Vote

With voting still underway, early results show a landslide victory for supporters of same-sex marriage in a referendum in Ireland. Not only is this a result that would have been unthinkable just a few years …

Daron Dylon Wint, DC “Mansion Fire” Murder Suspect, Arrested in Washington
May 22, 2015 – 8:57 am | No Comment
Daron Dylon Wint, DC “Mansion Fire” Murder Suspect, Arrested in Washington

Daron Dylon Wint, 34, was apprehended late on Thursday night in Washington, DC. Wint is the primary suspect in the May 14 quadruple murder of a wealthy DC family and their housekeeper, which ended in …

FBI Joins Amtrak Crash Investigation, Looks At Window Strike
May 16, 2015 – 8:16 pm | No Comment
FBI Joins Amtrak Crash Investigation, Looks At Window Strike

The FBI has joined the investigation into a lethal Amtrak crash after NTSB investigators found evidence that an object may have struck the windshield of the train before the derailment. The cause of the crash, …

Do We Need A “More Adult” Muppet Show?
May 8, 2015 – 10:28 am | One Comment
Do We Need A “More Adult” <i>Muppet Show</i>?

The rumors have been confirmed: ABC has greenlit a new Muppet Show. But unlike the popular variety show of the 70′s (or the very short-lived show of the 90′s, natch), the new show will be …

SNL Mocks Marvel’s Lack of Women With Black Widow Rom-Com
May 3, 2015 – 5:22 pm | No Comment
<i>SNL</i> Mocks Marvel’s Lack of Women With Black Widow Rom-Com

Saturday Night Live threw down the gauntlet to Marvel this weekend over the entertainment company’s treatment of female superheros (which reflects the challenges facing the industry at large). Noting the lack of attention that female …

Take Your Pick: Today Is Derby Day, Free Comic Book Day, Independent Bookstore Day, and Fight Night
May 2, 2015 – 12:46 pm | No Comment
Take Your Pick: Today Is Derby Day, Free Comic Book Day, Independent Bookstore Day, and Fight Night

Are you bored today, Saturday, May 2, 2015? Sorry, but you really don’t have an excuse. Today offers a plethora of nationwide (even global) events. So log on, tune in, or find a participating location …

Obama (And Luther!) Killed It At The White House Correspondents’ Dinner
April 27, 2015 – 10:13 am | No Comment
Obama (And Luther!) Killed It At The White House Correspondents’ Dinner

This weekend saw the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, where the biggest names in Washington get together to pat each other on the back while tearing each other down with cutting humor. And once again, …

First Look of Jared Leto’s Joker From Suicide Squad
April 25, 2015 – 11:04 am | No Comment
First Look of Jared Leto’s Joker From <i>Suicide Squad</a>

Everyone knows Jared Leto has big shoes to fill as the first actor to portray The Joker onscreen since Heath Ledger‘s Oscar-winning performance in The Dark Knight. But Leto, an Oscar winner himself who is …

Is The New Jurassic World Trailer Any Better?
April 20, 2015 – 3:35 pm | No Comment
Is The New <i>Jurassic World</i> Trailer Any Better?

When we got our first glimpse of Jurassic World a few months back, the teaser was met with a bit of criticism, thanks in part to Chris Pratt‘s super-serious, squinty delivery of some groan-worthy dialogue …

Ben Affleck Asked PBS Not Air Slave-Owning Relative
April 19, 2015 – 11:43 am | No Comment
Ben Affleck Asked PBS Not Air Slave-Owning Relative

The latest chapter of the Sony email hack has revealed an embarrassing anecdote about Batman v. Superman star Ben Affleck. Documents posted on Wikileaks this week show that Affleck asked that a slave-owning ancestor be …

Mother Leaves Paralyzed Son In Woods With Only Blanket, Bible
April 12, 2015 – 5:56 pm | No Comment
Mother Leaves Paralyzed Son In Woods With Only Blanket, Bible

A quadriplegic, non-verbal man with cerebral palsy was discovered in the woods off a highway in Philadelphia this week, five days after his mother abandoned him with only a blanket and a bible. Niya Parler, …

The Apple Watch Is Available, And Backordered Until June
April 11, 2015 – 10:18 am | No Comment
The Apple Watch Is Available, And Backordered Until June

All you early adopters can rejoice, the Apple Watch is now available for order and in-store trials. Like many Apple products before it, the first wearable device from Cupertino sold quickly, though it’s lack of …

Check Out The First Teaser Trailer For James Bond In Spectre
March 29, 2015 – 9:23 pm | No Comment
Check Out The First Teaser Trailer For James Bond In <i>Spectre</i>

James Bond is back and returning to his roots. This week, the world got it’s first taste of the upcoming 007 film Spectre, which seems to focus on the international criminal organization that was Bond’s …

The Rock Was Pretty Awesome On Saturday Night Live
March 29, 2015 – 8:53 pm | No Comment
The Rock Was Pretty Awesome On <i>Saturday Night Live</i>

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has proved that he’s a consummate showman, so it’s no surprise that he was entertaining and charismatic when he hosted this week’s episode of Saturday Night Live. But did you know… …

Starbucks Baristas Stop Writing #RaceTogether On Cups
March 22, 2015 – 6:07 pm | No Comment
Starbucks Baristas Stop Writing #RaceTogether On Cups

After just a week, Starbucks has instructed its baristas to stop writing “#RaceTogether” on coffee cups as an attempt to engage customers in a conversation about race in America. Despite how soundly the concept was …

Liberal Columnist Says “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Was “Built On A Lie”
March 21, 2015 – 6:29 pm | No Comment
Liberal Columnist Says “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Was “Built On A Lie”

Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capeheart wrote this week that he was mistaken when he supported the belief that shooting victim Michael Brown was shot by police while surrendering with his hands up. Capeheart wrote that …

Millionaire Pastor Creflo Dollar Asks Congregation For $65M Private Jet
March 15, 2015 – 11:12 am | No Comment
Millionaire Pastor Creflo Dollar Asks Congregation For $65M Private Jet

A megachurch pastor in Atlanta has asked his congregation for “love gifts” to purchase a Gulfstream jet valued at over $65 million. After receiving criticism for making the request of his largely impoverished congregation, Creflo …

University of Oklahoma Frat Cut By National Organization And School After Racist Chant
March 9, 2015 – 1:22 pm | No Comment
University of Oklahoma Frat Cut By National Organization And School After Racist Chant

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma has faced a swift backlash after members were captured on film chanting racist remarks. The president of the university today announced that it severing “all …

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