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Saturday, July 31, 2010



Scientists point to better way to safer drilling

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 05:00 PM PDT

The Obama administration has insisted that its blanket moratorium on deepwater drilling is unavoidable to prevent another spill and ensure drilling is safe before it resumes. But scientists and disaster experts investigating the Deepwater Horizon explosion are advocating for better alternatives to the broad ban -- and the administration ought ...

Government hires Andy Griffith To Explain Health Care Reform

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 04:40 PM PDT

Since many American seniors still believe that the explicit goal of ObamaCare is to kill them all, immediately, the government has hired 84-year-old Andy Griffith to explain all of the Medicare goodies they'll now receive before Obama kills them.

Liberal groups lobby to block Fox from Thomas's seat

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 03:32 PM PDT

On Sunday, the White House Correspondents' Association will vote on who gets the front-row UPI seat long held by Helen Thomas, and two liberal groups have come out urging the WHCA to vote for NPR instead of Fox.

World Population Forecast to Top 7 Billion in 2011

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 02:50 PM PDT

With 267 people being born every minute and 108 dying, the world's population will top seven billion next year.

Explaining an Unanswered Facebook Friend Request [COMIC]

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 02:40 PM PDT

See, it's like this...

10 Things Women Do That Men Love

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 02:30 PM PDT

without further ado, here are 10 Things That Only Women Can Do That I (and Most Guys in Their Right Minds) Love.

Texas Man Gets Death Penalty for Beheading 3 Kids

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 02:20 PM PDT

A south Texas jury sentenced John Allen Rubio to death on Thursday, four days after convicting him of murder for beheading his common law wife's three children in 2003.The jurors had deliberated for about four hours."I'm sorry it all had to come to this," Rubio said in an open court. "I thank the jury for giving me a chance to show what I could.

Al Gore won't face prosecution in sexual assault allegation

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 02:20 PM PDT

Former Vice President Al Gore will not face prosecution on an allegation of sexual assault from 2006.

Top 15 onstage meltdowns [PICS]

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 02:10 PM PDT

Even musicians /ragequit

Samsung’s Android Tablet Coming Within 60 days

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 02:00 PM PDT

Samsung shows up fashionably late to the Android Tablet party with a new product scheduled to release this quarter.

Missing cat logs epic 1-year, 1300km journey

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 01:30 PM PDT

A FRIENDLY tom cat named Timothy has stunned his Brisbane family by turning up more than 1300km from home, a year after going missing.

Private Facebook Data Becomes Big Business

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 01:10 PM PDT

Major corporations are jumping on BitTorrent to download the gold mine of data contained in the Facebook file containing profile information on more than 170 million users.

Country's oldest mail carrier retires at 91 years of age

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 01:00 PM PDT

At 91 years old, the country's oldest mail carrier is finally hanging up his keys after driving more than 1.1 million miles delivering mail in Tennessee. He earned a Million-Mile Safe Driving award for 35 years of accident-free driving.

This Puzzle is a Killer

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 01:00 PM PDT

Michigan machinist GarE Maxton makes many different types of interlocking solid puzzles of this type, but this one, which is he calls Intimidator, is his masterpiece. Starting the disassembly process requires a special key. Once diassembled, about 20 of the pieces can be recombined to make a functioning single-shot, golden pistol.

Weather Now Available in Google Earth

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 12:50 PM PDT

Weather-obsessed people like pilots and surf bums will now be able to see the latest weather maps on Google Earth. In order to see it, enable the clouds layer, and zoom to the spot that you want to see (or do that in reverse order, it doesn't matter)

Here's How to Become A Millionaire

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 12:40 PM PDT

Do you want to become rich beyond your wildest dreams? The question may seem right out of a late-night infomercial — unless you consider the only strategy that may actually help you achieve that: Act poor.

Court denies request for expedited hearing immigration law

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 12:20 PM PDT

A federal appeals court has denied Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's request for an expedited hearing on the state's controversial immigration law. Instead, the case has been scheduled for a hearing during the first week in November.

Is Arizona's Immigration Law Aimed at Criminals or Workers?

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 12:10 PM PDT

It all depends on whether one equates 'illegal immigrant' with evil-doers or with laborers. Some people look at an impoverished immigrant laborer and immediately think "illegal," with all the stigma that word carries. Others see that same person and think: There goes a worker.

The Top Ten Rap Supergroups That Never Happened

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 12:00 PM PDT

Rap's history is littered with fanciful unions, most of which rarely get beyond the brain-storming stage: pesky little glitches like scheduling conflicts, waning enthusiasm, and mortality, among other things, tend to keep most supergroups from ever becoming reality.

Billy The Kid To Be Pardoned, 130 Years Later?

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 11:59 AM PDT

Lawman's Grandchildren Outraged; "Would You Issue A Pardon For Someone Who Made His Living As A Thief"

Apple lawsuit targets knockoff iPod and iPad accessories

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 11:50 AM PDT

Apple has filed a lawsuit against a number of companies accused of producing unauthorized accessories for iPods and iPads. The company claims the knockoff products are violating its trademarks and infringing on a number of patents.

Top 10 ad icons of all time

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 11:30 AM PDT

Commercials are filled with characters that companies have created to help consumers remember their brand and desire their product or service. Sometimes they turn to the make-believe, but often they hire real people to play the role. When the marketing gods smile on them, they strike gold and their advertising pursuits create a cultural icon.

Mythbusters Have Renewed Their Contract For Another 7 Years

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 11:10 AM PDT

We sat down with MythBusters Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage to talk about comic book and sci-fi-movie myths they'd like to put to the test;and what we can expect from next season.

Ramadan fasting rule does not apply to soccer players

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 11:00 AM PDT

A Muslim group and German soccer authorities said Wednesday they have determined that professional Muslim players may break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan. "The Muslim professional can make good the fasting days in times when there are no matches, and so continue to pay God and the holy month of Ramadan honor and respect..."

16 Of The Worst Television Spin Offs

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 10:50 AM PDT

Unfortunately, for every good spin off (Frasier) there are dozens of horrible ones, ranging from the boring to the downright unwatchable. Here are some of the worst.

Mandela Family Sells Wine

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 10:41 AM PDT

CNN's Robyn Curnow reports on a new wine venture spearheaded by members of Nelson Mandela's family.

Dr. of Octomom Faces New Charges For Implanting Many Embryos

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 10:20 AM PDT

The doctor in legal trouble over implanting too many embryos into "Octomom" Nadya Suleman is facing yet more charges for the same types of actions. Dr. Michael Kamrava is facing allegations from the Medical Board of California that he implanted too many embryos in an additional patient and, in another case, failed to order tests in a patient ...

360 Panorama does instant, awesome panoramas

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 09:40 AM PDT

Want to grab a quick panoramic picture with your iPhone? The makers of the popular RedLaser app have released a new app today that can create one in real-time using your iPhone's video camera. Read this blog post by Josh Lowensohn on Web Crawler.

Nissan to reveal 2011 Rogue to ‘Z’ enthusiasts (PICS)

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 09:30 AM PDT

Nissan's smallest crossover was due for a makeover, and the automaker decided to pull the sheets in front of a special gathering of Nissan Fairlady Z enthusiasts.

GM Boosts Production Target of Chevy Volt By 50%

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 09:10 AM PDT

There's no better time to make a public announcement than when you have the President of the United States with you. Today,President Barack Obama visited the Detroit-Hamtramck plant where GM is building its Volt. They announced they would increase 2012 production of the Volt by a remarkable 50 percent due to strong and increasing public demand.

Motorola defends Droid X antenna design

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 09:10 AM PDT

Yeah, Motorola is on the war path against Apple and it continues today.

Cleanup of Michigan River Oil Spill Will Take Months

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 08:50 AM PDT

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Officials investigating the cause of a huge oil spill along a major river in southern Michigan say it will take months to clean up the mess, and damage to wetlands and wildlife may last considerably longer. Enbridge Inc., the Canadian owner of the ruptured pipeline that released the crude into the Kalamazoo River, says the...

Ariz. Governor Willing to "Tweak" Immigration Law

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 08:40 AM PDT

Since U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton put on hold the most controversial parts of the law, hundreds of e-mails and phone calls -- including some threats -- have poured into the courthouse. Gov. Jan Brewer has vowed not to back down, but she said Friday she'd consider changes to "tweak" the law to respond to the parts Bolton faulted.

9 Greatest Stick Foods of All Time

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 08:30 AM PDT

Seriously - why bother with modern conveniences like plates and silverware and dishwashers? Everyone knows everything tastes better served on a stick (or in stick-form) anyway.

Decision near on Maxine Waters ethics case - Jonathan Allen

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 08:29 AM PDT

The committee investigating her ties to a local bank could announce its next steps before recess.

15 Pro Athletes Whose Names Wreak Havoc on Beat Writers

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 08:20 AM PDT

These are the athletes that may be fan-favorites, but journalists across the globe loathe typing their names.

Dog Makes Crazy Escape From Captivity

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 08:10 AM PDT

They call him houdini

Nigerians Finally Decide To “Reimburse” The Victims Of Scam

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 07:40 AM PDT


Cheeseburger in Gas Tank Causes $1,000 in Damages

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 07:40 AM PDT

A South Carolina woman who thought her car was running "rugged" late last week took the vehicle to a local mechanic -- and what he found did not ease her anxiety pangs.

Business on Top, Party on the Sides (PIC)

Posted: 31 Jul 2010 07:30 AM PDT


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