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Wednesday, May 12, 2010



Elderly Woman Thwarts Knife-Wielding Robber

Posted: 12 May 2010 05:40 PM PDT

He tried to mug a 65-year-old woman and her 85-year-old mother. But theyounger woman actually chased him down and fought him with her cane.

IBM History: A Timeline of Key Events

Posted: 12 May 2010 05:40 PM PDT

Nicknamed "Big Blue", IBM has been well known through most of its recent history as one of the world's largest computer companies and systems integrators. Here we take a look at a timeline of IBM's key events...

Jupiter loses a stripe

Posted: 12 May 2010 05:30 PM PDT

For reasons as yet unknown, a dark band on the giant planet's southern hemisphere has recently vanished

A Hands-On Preview Of LittleBigPlanet 2

Posted: 12 May 2010 05:30 PM PDT

LittleBigPlanet 2 supports all the content and creations from the first game, looks better, and brings all sorts of new ideas to the table. No longer just "a platform game," Media Molecule is set to deliver on its promise of this being "a platform for gaming."

Microsoft, Verizon Defend Kin's Monthly Pricing

Posted: 12 May 2010 05:20 PM PDT

Microsofts new Kin phones are not truly smartphones, but Verizon Wireless is charging users a minimum monthly $70 service fee -- $30 alone for data -- anyway, over a two-year contract.

Study: Stomach Cancer Rising Among Young, White Adults

Posted: 12 May 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Scientists are puzzled over a surprising increase in stomach cancer in young white adults, while rates in all other American adults have declined. Chances for developing stomach cancer are still very low in young adults but the incidence among 25 to 39 year old whites nonetheless climbed by almost 70% in the past three decades, a new study found.

Fugitive Arrested In Multimillion-Dollar Medicare Fraud

Posted: 12 May 2010 04:50 PM PDT

A Miami man wanted since 1988 in connection with a $10.9 million Medicare fraud scheme was taken into custody at Miami International Airport on Monday, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

Voters' anti-establishment mood bites both parties

Posted: 12 May 2010 04:40 PM PDT

The anti-establishment political tide that ousted a three-term GOP senator in Utah has spread well beyond the tea party. It toppled a longtime Democratic congressman from West Virginia on Tuesday, and several White House-favored lawmakers elsewhere are confronting liberal voters who don't want party elites telling them what to do....

FBI Gets Evidence in Student Webcam Scandal

Posted: 12 May 2010 04:30 PM PDT

A federal judge has granted the FBI access to evidence connected to a webcam scandal at a Philadelphia suburban school district. Federal prosecutors said they were investigating "possible criminal conduct" at the 6,900-student Lower Merion School District.

Steam for Mac, Go Get It

Posted: 12 May 2010 04:20 PM PDT

Steam for Mac is officially available, along with a sizeable trove of games including Portal, which is now free for everybody.

Building Blaster - Wreck Buildings w/ Physics + Explosives

Posted: 12 May 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Choose the strength of explosives, set their timers and sit back and watch the pieces fly!

LA to vote on Arizona boycott over immigration law

Posted: 12 May 2010 03:57 PM PDT

Los Angeles was poised to become the largest city yet to boycott Arizona over its tough new law targeting illegal immigration in a move that likely would affect some $8 million in contracts with the state.

Yahoo's ingenious plan to force users to switch to Gmail

Posted: 12 May 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Yahoo Mail blocked over Wi-Fi on Google Android smartphones

Probe Finds Lots of Problems At Oil Rig

Posted: 12 May 2010 03:47 PM PDT

Bad wiring and a leak in what's supposed to be a "blowout preventer." Sealing problems that may have allowed a methane eruption. Even a dead battery, of all things.

U.S. posts 19th straight monthly budget deficit

Posted: 12 May 2010 03:40 PM PDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States posted an $82.69 billion deficit in April, nearly four times the $20.91 billion shortfall registered in April 2009 and the largest on record for that month, the Treasury Department said on Wednesday.||It was...

When A Guy Does Something Wrong [Comic]

Posted: 12 May 2010 03:40 PM PDT


Did piracy hurt 'Iron Man 2' at the box office?

Posted: 12 May 2010 03:40 PM PDT

Did the leak of "Iron Man 2" cost the film a chance to break boxoffice records? Here's the numbers...

The 20 Most Unexpected Heroes In Sports History

Posted: 12 May 2010 03:30 PM PDT

Sports fans worldwide come home each and every day from a long day of work, plant their rear end down on the couch, and tune in to ESPN, so they can watch "experts" predict the unpredictable.

Warning! Your Wireless Bill Is About to Explode

Posted: 12 May 2010 03:20 PM PDT

The FCC is proposing a new requirement that would force wireless companies to alert customers—probably via text message—when they're about to get hit with overage charges for exceeding their plan's data or text limits.

French Prostitutes Oppose Reopening Brothels

Posted: 12 May 2010 03:10 PM PDT

A French lawmaker wants to reopen brothels, outlawed in France since 1964, in order to protect prostitutes from predatory pimps and exploitation. But the sex workers say no thanks.

10 Things Not to Do on Facebook

Posted: 12 May 2010 03:10 PM PDT

If you want to avoid becoming one of the annoying people that ends up on everyone's blocked list, better don't do any of these things.

Texas high school player is really 22-year old Dillard grad

Posted: 12 May 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Police in Texas and immigration officials have confirmed that Jerry Joseph, the 16-year-old Texas high school basketball star, is really Guerdwich Montimere a 22-year-old Dillard High school graduate from Fort Lauderdale.

Cannes Film Festival Opens Today

Posted: 12 May 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Cannes film festival 2010 opens on Wednesday May 12 with screenings of Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe's Robin Hood.

First Underwater Images of the Gulf Oil Leak

Posted: 12 May 2010 02:50 PM PDT

What BP won't show you!

Fossils of Pre-Dinosaur Creature Found

Posted: 12 May 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Brazilian paleontologists announced Tuesday they discovered the well-preserved and near-complete fossils of a pre-dinosaur predator that lived some 238 million years ago.

The Vatican Hall of Shame

Posted: 12 May 2010 02:30 PM PDT

The scandals may be coming thick and strong from the Vatican at the moment, but the Church has always waged a losing battle with its own vice-ridden staff. The problem was that transgressions from official policy often began at the top.

WTF! Man steals credit cards to buy PlayStation 3 games

Posted: 12 May 2010 02:30 PM PDT

A man in California has been arrested and sentenced to five years in prison. What was the cause one might ask? Well he stole four women's purses over the course of two weeks and used that to buy a number of PlayStation 3 games.

UK Has World's Second-Most Expensive Gas, U.S. 101st

Posted: 12 May 2010 02:30 PM PDT

Because of the fluctuation of gas prices and bad economy the cost of owning a car seems to make us cringe every time we near a gas station. Luckily the U.S's 101st position in fuel price should put a smile on our face!

Android 2.2, Froyo, is 450% faster than previous versions.

Posted: 12 May 2010 02:25 PM PDT

Read: 450%. Flash. All kinds of goodies.

Top 10 Reactions to Game 5 Collapse of LeBron, Cavs

Posted: 12 May 2010 02:20 PM PDT

It truly was the "Quicken Groans LeBracle".

Survey: Chinese Want Electric Cars, Americans Not So Much

Posted: 12 May 2010 02:00 PM PDT

According to a recent survey conducted by Ernst & Young's Global Automotive Center, citizens of China are most likely to buy -- or at least consider purchasing -- a plug-in vehicle, more than any other country surveyed.

Goodbye Manhood, Guy Has His Balls Shot Off By Cop

Posted: 12 May 2010 01:40 PM PDT

I would never wish this upon any man, but that's what you get when you mess with the law. I hope this dude already had a kid cause he is ***** out luck.

My So-Called Laptop

Posted: 12 May 2010 01:40 PM PDT

My So-Called Laptop - a new series of retrospectives with detailed first brushes with technology, laptop style. Ordered from oldest to newest, the oldest is ancient and probably belongs in a museum.

Governor signs bill targeting ethnic studies

Posted: 12 May 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Governor signs bill targeting ethnic studies, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill targeting an ethnic studies program in a Tucson school district.

8 Film Questions We Want Answered This Summer

Posted: 12 May 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Is 3D already played out? Is the comic book era ebbing? Can M. Night Shyamalan rebound?

Food Allergy Diagnosis = "An Inexact Science"

Posted: 12 May 2010 01:30 PM PDT

It turns out that the term "food allergy" has no universally accepted definition, nor are there well-accepted criteria for diagnosis, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Cops Say New Obama Strategy Like Old Drug War

Posted: 12 May 2010 12:50 PM PDT

A group of police officers who support legalization is pointing out that despite the administration's words, the drug budget dedicates nearly twice as much funding to policing and enforcement as it does to public health and prevention, virtually the same ratio as under President Bush.

Drag images into messages - Official Gmail Blog

Posted: 12 May 2010 12:48 PM PDT

Gmail new feature allows you to drag images from your computer into a message !

Star Wars Jungle Gym

Posted: 12 May 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Have Star Wars in your backyard!

Miley Cyrus Caught Giving Lap Dance, Dissapoints Fans

Posted: 12 May 2010 12:08 PM PDT

Miley Cyrus felt more than the beat as she got downright nasty on the dance floor during a wrap party for a movie. Miley -- who was 16 at the time -- was dancing with 44-year-old Adam Shankman during a wrap party last summer in Georgia for the movie, "The Last Song."

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