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Tuesday, July 13, 2010



What’s The Relationship Btwn Government Type and Prosperity?

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 05:40 PM PDT

Democracies seem to be closely related to high GDPs.... with one huge exception: China.

South Korea deploys robots capable of killing intruders

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 05:30 PM PDT

South Korea has deployed sentry robots capable of detecting and killing intruders along the heavily-fortified border with North Korea.

Halo: Reach Preview: "The definitive Halo experience"

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 05:20 PM PDT

An update on all the latest details about Halo: Reach for the Xbox 360 in this preview of Halo: Reach. Find out about the game's Firefight Customization, Space Combat, Assassinations, Armor Abilities and did I mention jet-packs?!

Remembering Steinbrenner’s other legacy…on Seinfeld [Videos]

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 05:10 PM PDT

Undoubtedly, tribute posts will be published all day around the web offering perspective on George Steinbrenner's baseball legacy. Here are a few videos to remember Steinbrenner's OTHER legacy…as one of the most memorable bit characters on Seinfeld.

Nicolas Cage Took Psychedelic Mushrooms with His Cat (Video)

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 04:50 PM PDT

On the 'Late Show', Cage proffered quite the anecdote when David Letterman innocently asked whether Cage drank beer in high school. "No, not beer, but I do remember having a bag of mushrooms in my refrigerator," Cage answered.

Consumer Reports Won't Recommend iPhone 4 Due to Reception

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 04:40 PM PDT

In its review, the respected product guide says it "can't recommend" Apple's problem-plagued new phone — fueling demands for a recall.

The cutest Chun Li cosplay you'll ever see [pic]

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Cutest Chun Li cosplay will make you go AWWWWWW

300 arrested in major anti-crime sweep in Italy

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Italian police launched one of their biggest operations ever against the powerful 'ndrangheta crime syndicate on Tuesday, arresting 300 people including top bosses and seizing millions worth of property in pre-dawn raids.

Banning Bottled Water: Can It Work?

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 04:20 PM PDT

At the time the movement was passed in Bundy, 350 people showed up to the meeting, and 348 voted for the ban. Two of them voted against it, and one of those was part of the bottled water industry.

BP may face probe over bomber's release

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 04:13 PM PDT

A group of U.S. lawmakers have called for an investigation into whether BP may have played a role in lobbying for the release of Abdelbaset al Megrahi to secure an oil contract with the Libyan government.

Doctors Threaten to Pull Out of Texas Medicaid

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 04:10 PM PDT

Fears Arise That a New Cut in Reimbursements to Doctors Will Result in Declining Physician Participation. Cuts to the reimbursements given to doctors who treat patients covered by the state's low-income health care program are raising fears that already declining physician participation will fall even further, according to a published report.

5 Places in Anaheim for MLB All-Stars to Avoid

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 04:00 PM PDT

These strip clubs, seedy hotels, bars teeming with wasted college girls are 5 places in and around Angel Stadium in Anaheim for MLB players to avoid -- if they want to stay out of trouble while in town for the All-Star Game.

Who's Getting Paid In The Music Industry [Graphic]

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 03:50 PM PDT

Still think a music career is an easy path to a blinged-out life? Don't believe the hype. A whole lot of folks have to get paid before the musician does.

Web Developer Sues 'Office' Actor Rainn Wilson

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 03:40 PM PDT

A Portland Web developer is seeking $5.1 million plus damages and attorney's fees from actor Rainn Wilson, saying the "The Office" sitcom star failed to compensate it for creating a website.

More Cops Arrested In Danziger Bridge Shootings and Cover Up

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Three New Orleans police officers turned themselves into the FBI today for their alleged roles in the post-Hurricane Katrina Danziger Bridge shootings and subsequent cover-up.

Insane Ultimate BLT Sandwich = Nom Nom Nom (PICS)

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 03:20 PM PDT


Bobbi Eden Oral Sex Pledge Falls Through At World Cup

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 03:10 PM PDT

Bobbi Eden, the porn star who appeared to offer widespread oral sex in the event of a Dutch World Cup victory, is disappointed after her team lost to Spain in the final on Sunday. The blonde sex actress previously promised on Twitter that she would "give a BJ to all my followers".

The 7 Most Ridiculous Pool Gadgets in SkyMall Magazine

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 03:10 PM PDT

In pretty much every seat-back pocket of every seat in every U.S. commercial flight is a copy of SkyMall. In the spirit of summer, here are the seven most ridiculous pool gadgets to be found in its pages.

All US Citizens Eligible For Oregon Medical Marijuana Cards

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 03:00 PM PDT

Any citizen of the United States may now obtain a medical marijuana card in Oregon. The Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) may no longer require Oregon residency as a part of the medical marijuana permit application process.

South Africa to make 2020 Olympic bid

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 03:00 PM PDT

South Africa hopes to follow up its hosting of the football World Cup by staging the Olympics after confirming it plans to bid for the 2020 Games.

Bill Gates Invests in Opposing-Piston Engine [Video]

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 03:00 PM PDT

EcoMotors International, a firm that is researching and developing unique opposed piston-opposed cylinder engine technology, or Opoc, has recently received a financial boost from Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and investor Vinod Khosla.

What can I say? (PIC)

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 03:00 PM PDT


Lessons learned from the 2010 World Cup

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 02:50 PM PDT

Congratulations to Spain for deservedly claiming their first World Cup, but man, what a terrible final. It was never going to be a classic, mind you, with the Netherlands compelled to break down Spainards midfield artistry by hook or by crook -- or risk being passed to death.

Cops Arrest, Cuff 8 Yr. Old Autistic Girl 4 Throwing Tantrum

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 02:50 PM PDT

The principal said the little third-grader threw a tantrum. But instead ofcalling the little girl's parents, she called 911 instead.

Tokyo University's Grape-DR supercomputer is a tangled green

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 02:50 PM PDT

We live in an ecologically minded era, where Ford spends more time talking up the new Mustang's mpg rating than its 0 - 60 times.

Spacecraft Captures Photos of Sun Activity

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Cameras on a NASA spacecraft captured activity on the sun as powerful, glowing magnetic loops erupted from a solar hot spot, U.S. officials said.

Mother jailed for sex with son she gave up for adoption

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 02:36 PM PDT

A US woman who pleaded guilty to having sex with the biological son she gave up for adoption and later tracked down on the internet has been sentenced to up to nine years in prison.

iPhone 4 'Bursts into Flames,' Report Claims

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Analysis: Details are sketchy about this particular incident, but the newest iPhone could be hot in more than one way.

GameStop 'Doesn't Like' Being in the Used Game Business

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 02:10 PM PDT

"We discovered the used business was a way of preserving our margins," Lawlor said. "We don't like being in the used business, it's very difficult to manage. If we hadn't got the used business, we wouldn't be there," said GameStop spokesman Niall Lawlor.

Old Man Shoots Would-Be Thief, Charged with Attempted Murder

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 02:10 PM PDT

The Robert Wallace case has all the trademarks of a justice-gone-awry tale. When Wallace, an 81-year-old Wheat Ridge, Co. resident, saw two men trying to steal his trailer this past February, he opened fire, hitting one of the men in the head. But the person busted in the shooting's immediate aftermath was Wallace, for attempted murder.

Parents Told Packed Lunches 'Too Unhealthy'

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Packed lunches filled with junk food by parents should be banned, the government body in charge of healthy eating has said.

“The Dog Made Me Do 164 km/h” says Speeding Aussie Grandma

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 02:00 PM PDT

A sheep-shearing, dog-loving, 81-year-old Australian grandmother might have her driver's license taken away after cops clocked her going 164 km/hour (about 102 mph). The reason for her breakneck speed? She blames it on Aca, her Jack Russell terrier.

The World's 25 Most Controversial CEOs

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 01:50 PM PDT

Some CEOs, however, are more likely to leave you with arched eyebrows and "WTF?" on your lips. We focused on these specimens to bring you 25 of the world's most controversial CEOs.

Baby brain growth mirrors changes from apes to humans

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 01:50 PM PDT

A study undertaken to help scientists concerned with abnormal brain development in premature babies has serendipitously revealed evolution's imprint on the human brain.

Hate Goes on Summer Tour (PICS)

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Just another day of summer for the Westboro Baptist Church. I'm sure they were all a welcome presence in front of the holocaust museum.

Who is Helping Resolve the Oil Spill? (Infographic)

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 01:30 PM PDT

A look at who is making attempts to resolve the crisis and how those attempts are going.

Skippers Under George Steinbrenner [GALLERY]

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 01:20 PM PDT

A collection of managers who worked for The Boss of New York City over the years

This is genius (PIC)

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 01:20 PM PDT

...and it sure as hell looks yummy too.

Drunk man tries to 'ride' crocodile; Broome, Aust.

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 01:07 PM PDT

Drunken cowboy becomes drunken OWboy.

Get Well, Kevin Rose! Sincerely, The Old Spice Man (Video)

Posted: 13 Jul 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Dearest Kevin,I know you've been under the weather lately and I made a little video to help cheer you up. Stay well, my brainiac friend!Sincerestly,The Old Spice Man

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