GM hopes prostate exam raises awareness
Sports / 2014-07-24 20:15:09
Staying true to his word, a minor league general manager got a prostate exam while singing "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" during a seventh-inning stretch on Thursday night in Myrtle Beach, South Carol

Saltalamacchia, Alvarez lead Marlins past Braves (Yahoo Sports)
Sports / 2014-07-24 19:53:41
Jarrod Saltalamacchia knows most teams don't get many chances to beat Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel. Saltalamacchia drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Henderson Alvarez won for the

Former Venezuelan Intelligence Chief Arrested in Aruba
World News / 2014-07-24 19:51:54
Aruban officials said they arrested the former Venezuelan general at the request of American authorities, who have accused him of involvement in drug trafficking.

Twins' Hughes out after taking liner to ankle
Sports / 2014-07-24 19:48:31
Minnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes left the game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night in the fourth inning after taking a comebacker off his right ankle.

Defying Syria, United Nations Sends in Trucks Carrying Aid
World News / 2014-07-24 19:44:32
A United Nations convoy, empowered by the Security Council, crossed the border with Turkey for the first time and entered rebel-held areas of Syria.

Former Blazers center Schlueter dies (Yahoo Sports)
Sports / 2014-07-24 19:38:01
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Dale Schlueter, a member of the Portland Trail Blazers for their inaugural 1970-71 season, died Thursday after battling cancer. He was 68.

Kerry Proposes Weeklong Halt to Fighting in Gaza Strip
World News / 2014-07-24 19:37:26
Under the plan, Palestinian and Israeli officials would cease fighting on Sunday and begin negotiations on the principal economic, political and security concerns about Gaza.

Tigers GM says trade for Soria 'a necessity'
Sports / 2014-07-24 19:31:35
The Detroit Tigers had seen enough from their shaky bullpen to know something had to be done. So the American League Central leaders acquired right-hander Joakim Soria.

Indians' Kluber is perfect through 6 innings (Yahoo Sports)
Sports / 2014-07-24 19:12:45
KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians has had his perfect game broken up with a one-out single in the seventh inning by Omar Infante of the Kansas City Royals.

Temple in Brazil Appeals to a Surge in Evangelicals
World News / 2014-07-24 19:10:45
A recently completed replica of a temple from biblical tradition underscores the surging growth of evangelical Christianity in Brazil, as well as the country’s competitive religious landscape.

One Trillion Bq Released By Nuclear Debris Removal At Fukushima So Far
Technology / 2014-07-24 19:01:00
AmiMoJo writes The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says more than one trillion becquerels of radioactive substances were released as a result of debris removal work at one of t

Ukraine Disaster in Search of an Investigation
World News / 2014-07-24 18:46:04
For all of the diplomatic frenzy that has followed the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, there is no sign of an investigation at the crash site.

Hughes leaves after taking liner off ankle (Yahoo Sports)
Sports / 2014-07-24 18:26:29
Minnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes left the game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night in the fourth inning after taking a comebacker off his right ankle. White Sox slugger Adam Dunn

After a Malaysian plane is shot down in Ukraine, grief and outrage ripple worldwide
World News / 2014-07-24 18:22:50
This story was written by Marc Fisher and reported by Michael Birnbaum, Annie Gowen, Todd C. Frankel, Karen DeYoung, Karoun Demirjian and A. Odysseus Patrick. PETROPAVLOVKA, Ukraine — Lidiya Gory

Google Updates Gmail App With Better Google Drive Integration
Technology / 2014-07-24 18:08:38

Aussie Thongs Crowdfunding Campaign Raises $10,000 in an Hour
Technology / 2014-07-24 18:05:30

Official Vents Outrage at Shelling of U.N. Schools in Gaza
World News / 2014-07-24 17:56:58
The United Nations had given the Israeli military precise GPS locations of all 83 schools that were being used as shelters for 141,000 people who had fled their homes.

YouTube Star Michelle Phan Fights Back Against Multimillion-Dollar Lawsuit
Technology / 2014-07-24 17:47:27

Paramount Brings 'Turtles,' Christopher Nolan and 'Interstellar' to Comic-Con
Technology / 2014-07-24 17:45:08

Twins call off Knoblauch induction post-arrest
Sports / 2014-07-24 17:41:05
Former Minnesota Twins star Chuck Knoblauch was arrested Wednesday night on charges that he allegedly assaulted his ex-wife, KHOU.com reported.

Clippers' Griffin off Team USA this summer
Sports / 2014-07-24 17:40:55
Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin will not participate on the USA Basketball men's national team this summer, he announced Thursday.

FOX NEWS POLL Majority unhappy with way things are going in US
Headline News / 2014-07-24 17:36:54
FOX NEWS POLL: Voters evenly split on how to handle border crisisREAD THE RESULTS Feds follow money to stem immigrant tide, target finances of human smugglers

Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet
Technology / 2014-07-24 17:31:00
CanHasDIY writes The old saying goes, "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." A man learned the consequences Sunday, after Tweeting about his experience with a rude Southwest gate

Baidu Shoots Up Google Play Download Rankings With Apps That Boost Android Performance
Technology / 2014-07-24 17:30:33

Magic sign 2nd-round pick Devyn Marble (Yahoo Sports)
Sports / 2014-07-24 17:08:41
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Orlando Magic will have all three of their draft picks in training camp following the signing of second-round pick Devyn Marble.

Washington Post Reporter Apparently Detained in Iran
World News / 2014-07-24 17:08:39
A Washington Post correspondent, his Iranian wife and two other Americans were apparently taken into custody on Tuesday.

Blake Griffin withdraws from US national team (Yahoo Sports)
Sports / 2014-07-24 17:07:38
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Blake Griffin has withdrawn from playing for the U.S. national basketball team this summer.

Moss powers A's past Astros 13-1 (Yahoo Sports)
Sports / 2014-07-24 17:02:40
A warm day helped Brandon Moss reach another milestone and it helped Jeff Samardzija enjoy even more run support. Moss hit a grand slam and the Oakland Athletics gave Samardzija more run support than

The Big Red Desktop
Technology / 2014-07-24 17:00:00
Sometimes simple is the best way to go, and while a lot of our desktops have pretty wallpapers and well placed skins, this one takes a simple motif and runs with it. It only displays the most basic in

Linkin Park's Joe Hahn Debuts Film About Mall Shooting at Comic-Con
Technology / 2014-07-24 16:51:07

Chinese Plan to Reduce Coal Use Could Allow Increases for Years
World News / 2014-07-24 16:49:32
Under pressure to reduce smog and carbon emissions, China is considering a mandatory cap on coal use, but it would be an adjustable ceiling and would allow coal consumption to grow for years.

Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department
Technology / 2014-07-24 16:48:00
Lasrick writes Physicist Lawrence Krauss blasts Congress for their passage of the 2015 Energy and Water Appropriations bill that cut funding for renewable energy, sustainable transportation, and energ

Vint Cerf Warns Against Evil Super Powers Taking Over the Internet
Technology / 2014-07-24 16:44:51

Moss slam backs Samardzija as A's romp
Sports / 2014-07-24 16:44:00
Brandon Moss hit a grand slam and the Oakland Athletics gave Jeff Samardzija more run support Thursday than he has had all season in a 13-1 victory over the Houston Astros.

Like Its Peers, Pinterest Releases Mostly Male Employee Demographics
Technology / 2014-07-24 16:39:10

Presidents of Honduras, Guatemala: US Partly to Blame for Border Flood
Headline News / 2014-07-24 16:30:26

iOS: Google updated the Gmail app today with improved integration with Google Drive, making download
Technology / 2014-07-24 16:20:00
iOS: Google updated the Gmail app today with improved integration with Google Drive, making downloading and attaching documents from Drive simpler, as well as new account management options, like chan

Former Magic PG Nelson signs with Mavs
Sports / 2014-07-24 16:14:18
Veteran point guard Jameer Nelson signed with the Dallas Mavericks, the team announced Thursday.

Moss powers A's past Astros (Yahoo Sports)
Sports / 2014-07-24 16:06:53
Brandon Moss hit a grand slam and the Oakland Athletics gave Jeff Samardzija more run support Thursday than he has had all season in a 13-1 victory over the Houston Astros. Jed Lowrie had three hits

Josh Topolsky on Leaving The Verge and His Future at Bloomberg
Technology / 2014-07-24 16:02:23

"Magic Helmet" For F-35 Ready For Delivery
Technology / 2014-07-24 16:01:00
Graculus writes with news that the so called "magic helmets" for the controversial F-35 are ready for action. This week, Lockheed Martin officially took delivery of a key part of the F-35 fighter's co

Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired Over Alleged 'Sexualized' Culture
Headline News / 2014-07-24 16:00:08

Sources: Wall added to U.S. World Cup camp
Sports / 2014-07-24 15:59:46
Washington Wizards guard John Wall has accepted USA Basketball's invitation to attend its training camp next week in Las Vegas, according to sources close to the situation.

Mavs sign former All-Star PG Jameer Nelson (Yahoo Sports)
Sports / 2014-07-24 15:47:32
DALLAS (AP) -- The Dallas Mavericks have signed former All-Star point guard Jameer Nelson as a free agent.

White Sox place Putnam on DL (Yahoo Sports)
Sports / 2014-07-24 15:44:23
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Chicago White Sox have placed right-hander Zach Putnam on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

'American Ninja Warrior' Competitor Destroys Obstacle Course. Literally.
Technology / 2014-07-24 15:42:52

YC-Backed Kamcord Launches An App For Watching Mobile Game Re-Plays
Technology / 2014-07-24 15:38:51

The Many Benefits of Taking Cold Showers
Technology / 2014-07-24 15:30:00
It may sound like the last thing you want to do, but The Art of Manliness explains why you should grab your shower cap, bite your lip, and jump into an ice-cold shower.People have been subjecting thei

'Community' at Comic-Con: 'Where We're Going, We Don't Need Ratings'
Technology / 2014-07-24 15:28:17

Yankees acquire LHP Capuano from Rockies for cash (Yahoo Sports)
Sports / 2014-07-24 15:27:32
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Yankees have acquired left-hander Chris Capuano from the Colorado Rockies in their latest trade with a team from the NL West.

Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate
Technology / 2014-07-24 15:17:00
sciencehabit (1205606) writes A new study shows that ground water in the Colorado basin is being depleted six times faster than surface water. The groundwater losses, which take thousands of years to

In Spain, Government Cars With an Unsavory Past
World News / 2014-07-24 15:16:34
Spanish officials are using armored cars seized from criminals, saying the vehicles are not only a big improvement but also a cost saver.

Lin joins Lakers, says 'Linsanity' part of past
Sports / 2014-07-24 15:06:16
The Lakers introduced Jeremy Lin at a news conference Thursday.

UN Made Clear It Was Sheltering Kids But School in Gaza Still Got Hit
Technology / 2014-07-24 15:04:03

Yammer’s David Sacks Departs Microsoft After Two-Year Tenure
Technology / 2014-07-24 14:54:21

Ortiz (back) questionable for Price rematch
Sports / 2014-07-24 14:54:16
Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz left in the ninth inning of Thursday's 8-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays with what he believes was a back spasm.

FOX NEWS POLLS Voters evenly split on how to handle border crisis
Headline News / 2014-07-24 14:46:50
Feds follow money to stem immigrant tide, target finances of human smugglersFOX NEWS POLL: Voters dissatisfied with direction of USREAD THE RESULTS

Gizmodo Report: Facebook and Uber Want You to Call a Ride From Messenger | io9 How Would Christianit
Technology / 2014-07-24 14:45:49
Gizmodo Report: Facebook and Uber Want You to Call a Ride From Messenger | io9 How Would Christianity Deal with Extraterrestrial Life? | Jalopnik The Citroen C-Elysee Is The Worst Car I've Ever Driven

Chromebooks Are Outselling iPads In Schools
Technology / 2014-07-24 14:35:00
Nate the greatest (2261802) writes Apple thrilled investors earlier this week when they revealed that they had sold 13 million iPads to schools and claimed 85% of the educational tablet market, but th

Hamels, Utley lead Phils over Giants 2-1 (Yahoo Sports)
Sports / 2014-07-24 14:33:23
Cole Hamels used an amped-up fastball in his latest dominant performance. Hamels pitched eight strong innings and Chase Utley had a tiebreaking RBI single in the fifth inning to lift the Philadelphia

Resolve Conflicts Quickly By Deciding if They're Hot or Cold First
Technology / 2014-07-24 14:30:00

You Can Finally Download DRM-Free Comic Book Backups From Comixology
Technology / 2014-07-24 14:30:00

Apollo 11's Michael Collins on the view from space
Miscellaneous / 2014-07-24 14:28:43
From a classic FAQ by Michael Collins, command module pilot for Apollo 11, which splashed down 45 years ago today after carrying the first human beings to the moon: Read the rest

Rangers adding RHP Jerome Williams, starts Friday (Yahoo Sports)
Sports / 2014-07-24 14:21:07
NEW YORK (AP) -- The pitching-poor Texas Rangers plan to add right-hander Jerome Williams and will start him Friday night against AL West-leading Oakland.

WorldViews: Could Syria’s Islamist fighters hit Europe?
World News / 2014-07-24 14:19:12
Norway's security police announced on Thursday that the country was facing an imminent terror threat. “The PST [Norway's Police Security Service] recently received information that individuals af

Athletics designate former closer Johnson
Sports / 2014-07-24 14:10:57
The Oakland Athletics have designated right-hander Jim Johnson for assignment before Thursday's game against the Houston Astros.

TechCrunch TV’s New Show Incubated Is All About What It’s Like To Be In A Tech Accelerator
Technology / 2014-07-24 14:05:15

Johnson designated for assignment (Yahoo Sports)
Sports / 2014-07-24 14:01:06
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Athletics have designated right-hander Jim Johnson for assignment before Thursday's game against the Houston Astros.

A Warm-Feeling Wooden Keyboard (Video)
Technology / 2014-07-24 14:00:00
Plastic, plastic everywhere! Except on most surfaces of the Keyboardio ergonomic keyboard, which started as a 'scratch his itch' project by Jesse Vincent. According to his blurb on the Keyboardio site

Samsung’s VR Software Leak Shows Initial Apps, Ability To Switch Between Virtual And Real Reality
Technology / 2014-07-24 13:59:14

Suns waive guard Dionte Christmas (Yahoo Sports)
Sports / 2014-07-24 13:56:53
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Phoenix Suns waived guard Dionte Christmas on Thursday.

WorldViews: There is a lizard sex satellite floating in space and Russia no longer has it under control
World News / 2014-07-24 13:56:16
At this very moment, a Russian satellite full of geckos -- (possibly) having sex -- is floating around in space -- and mission control has lost the ability to control it. The Foton-M4 research sate

Harden's 'cornerstones' belief miffs Parsons
Sports / 2014-07-24 13:55:17
A long-distance exchange of words between Chandler Parson and James Harden is heating up the rivalry between Houston and Dallas.

Amazon Remains Great For Customers, Not For Shareholders – Stock Drops 6% As Losses Widen
Technology / 2014-07-24 13:52:55

Twins call off Knoblauch induction post-arrest
Sports / 2014-07-24 13:50:15
Former Minnesota Twins star Chuck Knoblauch was arrested Wednesday night on charges that he allegedly assaulted his ex-wife, KHOU.com reported.

Cavs ink Wiggins; can't trade him for 30 days
Sports / 2014-07-24 13:46:40
The Cleveland Cavaliers officially signed No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins to a contract on Thursday, meaning he cannot be traded until at least Aug. 23.

Please Join Us For The 9th Annual August Capital Party In Silicon Valley
Technology / 2014-07-24 13:46:21

What is public?
Miscellaneous / 2014-07-24 13:45:11
Anil Dash on the fragile reality of what is and is not public, and how within it a reasonable expectation of privacy may remain, in some contexts.