8.24.2014

Hip-hop mogul Suge Knight shot at Chris Brown’s MTV video awards after-party

Hip-hop music mogul Suge Knight was shot and injured early on Sunday morning at a nightclub in West Hollywood in an incident involving several victims, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. “We can confirm that the person known as Suge Knight has been identified as one of several victims in a shooting in West Hollywood,” a spokesman for the department told Reuters. TMZ entertainment news website reported that Knight was leaving a pre-MTV Video […]



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8.14.2014

Whole new vibe at today's Ferguson protest. And by vibe we mean less tanks, guns, tear gas.

After broad condemnation for heavy-handed, violent response to mostly peaceful protests--including President Obama--authorities in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson have changed their approach to protests. Read the rest



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8.10.2014

Apple iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data, researcher finds

Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple Inc employees, the company acknowledged this week. The same techniques to circumvent backup encryption could be used by law enforcement or others with access to the “trusted” computers to which the devices have been connected, according to the security expert who prompted Apple’s admission. In a conference presentation this week, researcher Jonathan Zdziarski showed how […]



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Houston cop forces family to leave blind Chihuahua at roadside to die in traffic stop

The mayor of Houston has apologized to a family whose nearly blind dog was killed in traffic after a police officer forced them to leave it on the side of the road. Josie Garcia told KTRK that the family pet Chihuahua, named Guero, was along for the trip when her husband gave a friend a ride on July 13. The men were stopped by a Houston police officer for failing to use a turn signal, […]



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Nebraska won’t give driver’s license to same-sex married woman, or even recognize her name

The state of Nebraska has refused to give a woman who was born there a driver’s license or even recognize her name because she is married to another woman. Sue Stroesser told The Omaha World-Herald that she had no trouble getting a driver’s license at the age of 16, but the state has refused to give her one at the age of 51. Sue and Mary Stroesser have been together for 30 years, were married […]



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8.07.2014

Credit Scores Could Rise With FICO’s New Model

The new method for calculating a consumer’s credit rating will weigh medical debts less heavily and will ignore overdue payments that have been made.





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8.05.2014

Female Runner Who Uses Nike+ to Draw Dicks Is an American Hero

Female Runner Who Uses Nike+ to Draw Dicks Is an American Hero


Most runners I know who are not also liars acknowledge that running sucks much (okay, most) of the time. Usually, I deal with how much I hate it by complaining about it to people who really, truly do not care. But one San Francisco woman has channeled that love-hate relationship into something beautiful: using the latest in satellite-enabled exercise tracking technology and her own running feet to draw pictures of dicks.


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Popular, snakelike 'Cobra' rock formation beheaded in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A red rock pinnacle popular with climbers and named for its snakelike shape has been beheaded in the Utah desert, federal land managers said on Tuesday.






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