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Sunday, July 18, 2010



BART and Oakland Police Kill (Another) Man

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 04:51 PM PDT

At least five Oakland and BART police officers shot and killed a man Saturday morning

The Renaming of LeBron James

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 04:30 PM PDT

Cataloging the punny plays on the basketball star's name...

43 Ways Your Dog Can Ruin Your Day [PICS]

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 04:30 PM PDT

You should get a dog.

Louis Oosthuizen Wins First Major at British Open

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 04:20 PM PDT

A week after the World Cup ended, South Africa had more reason to celebrate Sunday, this from a most unlikely source. Louis Oosthuizen, a 27-year-old who had only made one cut in his previous eight majors, blew away the field at St. Andrews for a British Open victory that looked as easy as when Tiger Woods first won here a decade ago.

Women’s participation in Nazi killings

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 04:00 PM PDT

One survivor, Moses Messer, said he saw the woman he knew as Fräulein Hanna smashing the toddler to death against the wall. He told lawyers in Haifa, Israel, in the early 1960s: "Such sadism from a woman I have never seen. I will never forget this scene." German women provided refreshments for the shooting squads whose work often went on for days.

Drug trade at root of violent struggle in Kyrgyzstan

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 03:40 PM PDT

"The battle for power is also a battle for drug money," Kyrgyz deputy security service chief Khubat Baibulov told The Associated Press. "The violence of this battle increases when you are talking about big money."

America's Best Little Beach Towns

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 03:40 PM PDT

For travelers seeking casual retreats for sand and surf, these uncrowded and unpretentious spots from Florida to Hawaii make ideal (and affordable) trips.

Balancing On The Edge

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 03:20 PM PDT


Kickbee Tummy Tweeter Sends Messages to Dad When Baby Kicks

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 03:20 PM PDT

Maybe everyone doesn't need to hear about every kick, but Kickbee creator and father Corey Menscher wasn't just thinking about another way to microblog or do something cool with technology. Inspired by his then pregnant wife, he wanted to help dads get in on some of the action that moms feel 24/7 during pregnancy.

Pro Arctic Laser: Violation of Lightsaber Copyright?

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 03:10 PM PDT

If the future is now, can LucasFilm stop a similar device from being sold?

Biker Found Shot, Dead After Collision With Deer

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 02:40 PM PDT

Pennsylvania State Police are trying to piece together the puzzling death of a motorcyclist.

'Inception' Takes No. 1 Spot at Box Office Over The Weekend

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Ummm...what did you expect really? If you haven't seen it please do yourself a favor, get off the computer and get into the theater. Anyways...it's estimated take is $60.4 million beating out last week's "Despicable Me"

Wakeboarding The Rainy Streets Of Rio

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 02:10 PM PDT

A bunch of wakeboarders decide to take to the wet streets on a rainy day in Rio.

Facebook Co-Founder Says He Didn't Get As Much Sex And Booze

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz seems to remember that the company's beginnings had a lot more work and a lot less sex than the recently released trailer for David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin's "The Social Network" depicts.

Space weather turns into an international problem - NASA.

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 02:00 PM PDT

"The Earth and sun are interconnected. We cannot study them separately anymore."Will Solar storms be a problem as we approach the next Solar minimum in 2013?

Dengue epidemic threatens Caribbean, kills dozens

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 01:40 PM PDT

Mosquito-borne dengue fever is reaching epidemic stages across the Caribbean, with dozens of deaths reported and health authorities concerned it could get much worse as the rainy season advances.

BP Vs...Bruce Springsteen - crawfisherman?!

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 01:30 PM PDT

Mr. Landry stone cold busts out his guitar during the open mic portion of the first town hall hosted by the Presidential Oil Spill Commission

Healthcare passed, but will it be too late?

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Despite passage of the landmark healthcare overhaul this spring, the nation's existing health system is continuing to fray, raising the prospect that the country could experience a crisis before the law establishes a new safety net in 2014.

Amazing off the wall shot at British Open 2010

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 12:50 PM PDT

On the dreaded 17th hole at St. Andrews, Jimenez looked at the hole, then turned the other way and knocked the ball off the wall and on the Green.

X-games in space: Record-smashing probes

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 12:40 PM PDT

By spacecraft standards, Voyager 2 is an endurance athlete. On 28 June, the longest operating space probe celebrated having spent 12,000 days – almost 33 years – in space. But it's not the only spacecraft to have set a record for extreme achievement. New Scientist chronicles the missions that have pushed the envelope.

British Open: The 10 Best Comeback Wins in Majors History

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Louis Oosthuizen leads a British Open field ready for the weekend surge. He did well by giving himself a nice five-stroke cushion at 12-under par, but the pressure will continue to build as the weekend rolls on. Here is a look at 10 of the best comeback wins in Majors history.

Android Tablets: What We Know...

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 12:40 PM PDT

We've rounded up what we know about upcoming Android tablets to see if any devices will give the Apple iPad a true rival.

MIT Creates Fibers That Can Hear, Sing, Generate Electricity

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 12:30 PM PDT

Research scientists at the MIT are singing a new tune with a new type of interactive fiber that has the ability to detect and create sound. For associate professor Yoel Fink and his team at MIT's Research Lab of Electronics, the threads used in textiles and even optical fibers are too passive to be truly useful.

Rivals Hit Back at Apple Over 'Death Grip' Claims

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 12:20 PM PDT

Research in Motion, Nokia, and HTC hit back at Steve Jobs after he claimed that all smartphones have "weak spots" that could lead to the "death grip" problems witnessed on the Apple iPhone 4.

In D.C., Comics Get the Last Laugh over N.Y. and L.A.

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 12:10 PM PDT

Promoters, venue operators and comics all explain Washington's appeal as a comedy destination essentially the same way: The city and its environs have a huge number of younger adults (the main audience for live comedy), with better than average incomes (so they can afford tickets) and relatively high levels of education (so they get the jokes).

What's a Little Marriage Fraud Between Amigos?

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 11:50 AM PDT

It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration reform, some young, assimilated illegal immigrants see it as their best path to citizenship.

The Real Psyche behind Game Haters

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 11:50 AM PDT

There's always that one person in every group who due to their contractual obligations by Haterade must not only dislike games, but would be more than happy if you put down the controller for good.

Competition launched to design national memorial for the Spi

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 11:30 AM PDT

The public are being given the chance to design a national memorial in honour of the Spitfire which will be up to three times the size of the original fighter.

French Scientists Crack Secrets of Mona Lisa

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 11:29 AM PDT

The enigmatic smile remains a mystery, but French scientists say they have cracked a few secrets of the

Hurt Locker Piracy Phase II: "Expect an explosion of lawsuit

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 11:20 AM PDT

The U.S. Copyright Group, which is representing a handful of independent film production companies, has just signed up 15 law firms across the continental U.S.

Large Head-on Collider (GIF)

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 11:20 AM PDT


State Dep't warns: Website showing Top Secret Facilities

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 11:10 AM PDT

The State Department is bracing for a potentially explosive new feature on the Washington Post website that would publish the names and locations of agencies and firms conducting Top Secret work on behalf of the U.S. government,

Four more British soldiers die in Afghanistan

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 11:00 AM PDT

A marine and two soldiers were killed in separate explosions as they were on patrol in Helmand Province. An airmen was also killed in a road accident last night.

Independent Tests of Gulf Water. One sample explodes

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 10:40 AM PDT

MOBILE Alabama: Despite warnings on Gulf Coast beaches some swimmers are taking their chances. News 5 tests the water to find out if there is something the eye can't see. Alabama Investigation

James Gammon, played Lou Brown in 'Major League,' dies at 70

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 10:20 AM PDT

The funniest, crankiest and perhaps most-beloved manager in the history of the Cleveland Indians has died.

Tom Lowe's intern is a photography phenom! (PIC)

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 10:10 AM PDT

Timescapes http://timescapes.org/ Tom Lowe hired and intern. Nilo is only 16 years old. He's a photography prodigy who wins awards and teaches workshops in Spain. Check out this spectacular shot of lightning striking in the desert.

11 Notre Dame Athletes Arrested !!!

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 10:00 AM PDT

According to WNDU.com, Indiana's "Excise Police" on Friday arrested several Notre Dame athletes, including eight football players.

GOOGLE: Should the government regulate search results?

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 10:00 AM PDT

When Google was a pure search engine, it was easy to appear agnostic about search results, with no reason to play favorites with one Web site or another. But as Google has branched out into online services from maps and videos to comparison shopping, it has acquired pecuniary incentives to favor its own over rivals.

The 10 Craziest Japanese Athletes (With Video)

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 09:50 AM PDT

Japanese game shows are some of the weirdest and craziest around. Contestants have been known to complete far out objectives, wear diapers and act like human tetris blocks.

Should BP Execs Go To Jail?

Posted: 18 Jul 2010 09:30 AM PDT

The multi-million dollar criminal fines paid by BP did nothing to deter its risky ongoing conduct. The fines were simply a cost of doing business for BP. The only way to change this dynamic is to not only charge the corporation but also those individuals responsible for the corporate crime.

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