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  • Bill Nye Saves the World

    04/24/2017 12:13:11 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04/21/2017 | Netflix
    A scene from the April 21, 2017 premiere of Bill Nye's new show, Bill Nye Saves the World.
  • People Are Seeing U.F.O.s Everywhere, and This Book Proves It

    04/24/2017 12:09:08 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 4/24/2017 | Ralph Blumenthal
    SYRACUSE — Why have sightings of unidentified flying objects around the nation more than tripled since 2001? Why is July the busiest month for U.F.O. sightings? Why did they spike in Texas in 2008, or in New Mexico in September 2015? And how in the world, or out of it, has Manhattan racked up New York State’s second-highest tally of U.F.O. sightings in this century? These questions and many others emerge from the first comprehensive statistical summary of so-called close encounters: 121,036 eyewitness accounts, organized county by county in each state and the District of Columbia, from 2001 to 2015.
  • Report: Megyn Kelly to Make NBC Debut in June

    04/24/2017 12:06:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 24, 2017 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly is set to make her long-anticipated debut at NBC News in June, according to a report. Kelly will report for duty at NBC in May, with her Sunday newsmagazine show eyeing a June launch date, according to the New York Post‘s Page Six. Former Dateline executive producer David Corvo will reportedly EP the new show alongside NBC producer Elizabeth Cole.
  • Mike and the Mad Dog reunion talk reaches new level in ESPN '30 for 30' screening

    04/24/2017 11:35:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Sporting News ^ | April 23, 2017 | Michael McCarthy
    Chris “Mad Dog” Russo conveyed his surprise to me after hearing former broadcast partner Mike Francesa finally express interest in a reunion that would shake up both terrestrial and satellite radio. “That’s the first time I’ve ever heard him say it. He’s been put on the spot like that a long time. I brought it up at the Super Bowl. But that’s the first time I’ve heard Mike say that,” Russo said.
  • Prepare for a Bad Summer for Ticks

    04/24/2017 11:15:21 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 34 replies ^ | 4/24/2017 | Sumathi Reddy
    Mild winters and big deer and mice populations mean more ticks and higher rates of Lyme disease diagnoses. Milder winters, burgeoning mice and deer populations and a bumper acorn crop from two years ago mean this year’s tick season is expected to be bad and more widespread, experts say. With that comes the threat of more tick-borne diseases, including the most common, Lyme disease. States like Connecticut—home to the town of Old Lyme where the disease was first diagnosed—are already reporting a higher number of ticks infected with the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium, which causes Lyme disease, as well as other...
  • Aaron Hernandez’s alleged prison lover is a convicted robber

    04/24/2017 10:48:41 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/24/2017 | David K. Li
    Aaron Hernandez’s behind-bars lover is a convicted robber who received a $50,000 watch from the late football star before his suicide, according to a bombshell report Monday. yle Kennedy, 22, was the last person to see the disgraced New England Patriots star alive last week, the Daily Mail reported. Kennedy is now on suicide watch at the maximum-security Souza-Baranowski Corrections Center, sources told the UK paper. Before tying bedsheets together to hang himself, Hernandez wrote three notes — to Kennedy; his fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez, and to their 4-year-old daughter, Avielle, prison sources said. Matthew Kennedy, the jailbird’s 42-year-old dad, declined...
  • Guy arrested for ‘saving’ his beer from burning home

    04/24/2017 10:46:36 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | 4/24/2017 | Natalie Musemeci
    This must have been one killer brew. A South Dakota man was arrested Sunday after he risked life and limb to run back into his burning home to “save” his beer, authorities said. The blaze broke out inside an apartment building in Sioux Falls at around 12:30 p.m., injuring three people, reported. Two of whom were treated at the scene. As firefighters were working to put out the fire, a man – in an effort to rescue his brew – pushed past cops and firefighters. The Sioux Falls Police Department tweeted, “1 in custody after obstructing fire and police....
  • Texas police capture rattlesnake stared down by 'fearless cat'

    04/24/2017 10:34:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UPI ^ | April 24, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    A Texas police department shared photos from the capture of a massive rattlesnake spotted by bird-watchers hanging out next to a "fearless cat." The Laguna Vista Police Department said the Bay Area Birders of LV reported they were on a walking trail Thursday when they spotted the snake.
  • Investigation launched after Ilie Nastase makes racist comment about Serena Williams pregnancy

    04/24/2017 10:21:56 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 37 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/24/2017 | Staff
    April 22 (Reuters) - The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has launched an investigation into Romania's Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase after the former world number one allegedly made a derogatory comment about Serena Williams' unborn child. At the Fed Cup draw in Constanta on Friday, Nastase, 70, was heard speaking in Romanian to one of his team members about Williams' baby. "Let's see what color it has. Chocolate with milk?" he was quoted as saying. Williams, who confirmed her pregnancy through a spokeswoman on Wednesday, is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, who is white. The ITF confirmed on Saturday...
  • Oh My: Democratic Congressman Tells Child That President Trump Is More Dangerous Than A Terrorist

    04/24/2017 10:16:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | April 24, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, if you want another example of Trump Derangement Syndrome, just look to Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA), who told an 11-year-old girl that President Trump is more dangerous than a terrorist. The East Bay Times reported on this exchange at a town hall event. A girl named Eden was that last questioner, but a staffer read it because it was past her bedtime [emphasis mine]:My name is Eden, and IÂ’m 11 years old. My mom is worried about my future with President Trump. On election night, my mom cried. Kids at my school are worrying about being deported. IÂ’ve...
  • De Blasio Announces Pre-K for All 3-Year-Olds in City by 2021

    04/24/2017 10:12:29 AM PDT · by Oratam · 17 replies
    DNAInfo ^ | April 24, 2017 | Eddie Small and Amy Zimmer
    BRONX — Building on his success of Pre-K for all of the city’s 4-year-olds, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday a plan to provide free “full day” pre-K for all of the city’s 3 year-olds by 2021. The program — called “3K for All” — will ramp up starting this September with roughly 11,000 children attending the city’s EarlyLearn programs, which serve the city’s low-income working families. In September 2018, about 2,000 3-year-olds in two of the city’s poorest school districts — South Bronx’s District 7 and Ocean Hill/Brownsville’s District 23 — will be part of the program. Two more...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Happy Days star Erin Moran 'died from stage 4 cancer and NOT a heroin overdose'

    04/24/2017 9:48:46 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 79 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 24 April 2017 | Laura Collins
    The famous actor was found dead inside her residence on Saturday afternoon Harrison County Sheriff's Office announced early autopsy results on Monday 'A subsequent autopsy revealed that Mrs Moran likely succumbed to complications of stage 4 cancer,' the statement from the sheriff's office read The office went on to say there were no illegal narcotics found at Moran's home
  • Cat Hoarder Struggled With Mental Health Issues

    04/24/2017 9:31:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Daily Astorian ^ | April 21, 2017 | DIANA HEFLEY
    Woman was banned from owning catsA psychologist predicted last year that Kathryn St. Clare would be back to hoarding cats if she didn’t receive proper mental health treatment. The former Lake Stevens, Washington, woman, who was convicted last year of animal cruelty for collecting 111 cats in a recreational trailer, was arrested Monday in a Warrenton for investigation of animal neglect. A police officer allegedly found 41 live cats and a dead one in St. Clare’s car. A second cat later died. The officer noted that the car reeked of cat urine and feces. St. Clare, 58, also was wanted...
  • The Handmaid’s Tale Star Yvonne Strahovski: “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights” — Tribeca Studio

    04/24/2017 9:26:55 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Deadline ^ | April 23, 2017 | Matt Grobar
    Like her co-star, Strahovski is perturbed by parallels between the reality of the Hulu series and reality itself, finding the timing of the project to be particularly interesting, beginning production pre-election, watching the election results come in, and continuing on with the series following this apparent turning point. “The Handmaid’s Tale is a human story, and women’s rights are human rights, and it’s all about equality, but at the end of the day, it’s not equal,” the actress says of the series’ resonance. “You need a feminist movement—you need to label that with something in order to shed light on...
  • How do we adjust in an age of migrants on the move? (Plants)

    04/24/2017 9:25:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    The Daily Astorian ^ | Matt Winters
    The plant world’s annual race beginsIf dandelions were hard to grow, we’d pay $2.49 for a slender package of seeds and hold festivals in their honor. There’s often a fine line between what we define as a weed or esteem as a pretty little flower. This distinction is front of mind this time of year as the plant world’s annual race begins for real, everything busting out into bud and bloom over the next few weeks. It would take a lot of willpower to pull off with a straight face, but we just might get away with redefining our luxuriant...
  • Howard Dean Doubles Down on Misinterpretation of First Amendment

    04/24/2017 9:21:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | April 24, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former Vermont governor and Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean offered his flawed interpretation of the First Amendment last week during the Ann Coulter-Berkeley controversy. The school cancelled Coulter's scheduled appearance on campus after they decided the conservative speaker would create too dangerous of an environment. They then re-invited her, but rescheduled her speech. Coulter insists she's coming on the original date - this Thursday. Between all the back and forth, Dean defended Berkeley's initial decision to nix the speech, tweeting that "hate speech" is not protected by the Constitution. Putting aside the fact that Dean thinks conservatism amounts to hate speech, Guy explained just how wrong Dean was -...
  • An explanation of two later Star Wars movies (Eps I-II) by "Weird Al" Yankovic, illustrated

    "Weird Al" Yankovic's song, "The Saga Begins," summarizes the action of Star Wars Episodes I, the Phantom Menance, and II, Attack of the Clones. Illustrated with scenes from the movies.
  • Bridgestone's Airless Tires Will Soon Let Cyclists Abandon Their Bike Pumps

    04/24/2017 9:17:24 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 17 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 4/20/2017 | Andrew Liszewski
    First revealed way back in 2011, Bridgestone’s airless tires use a series of rigid plastic resin spokes to help a wheel keep its shape as it rolls, instead of an inflatable inner tube that can puncture and leak. Military vehicles and ATVs have been some of the first vehicles to adopt the unorthodox design, but Bridgestone will soon be making a version of its airless tires for use on bicycles.
  • O.C. Register gets new Anaheim address

    04/24/2017 8:39:27 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 24, 2017 | Jonathan Lansner
    What’s in an address? Saying “625 North Grand Avenue” in Orange County doesn’t sound the same as saying “Times Square” in my native New York City. But the Orange County Register has left the storied address it called home in Santa Ana for 60 years – and the paper was based in the city for a total of 112 years. New place? A modest headquarters location just south of Angel Stadium in Anaheim.
  • NFL draft prospect is arrested for 'knocking-out a woman out after she 'disrespected him'[tr]

    04/24/2017 8:33:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 24, 2017 | Ariel Zielber
    A college football star who is slated to be chosen at next week's NFL Draft has been charged with beating a woman unconscious. Caleb Brantley, a defensive lineman who attended the University of Florida, faces a misdemeanor battery charge, according to a police report obtained by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Police in Gainesville, Florida, say that Brantley hit his alleged victim, 20-year-old Chelsea Austin, in the face and that 'use of force was clearly out of retaliation and not self-defense.' Brantley, 22, told police that Austin hit him in the face first. Austin confirmed to police that she...