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23 November 2014
NBC doesn't get the joke in its upcoming Tina Fey-produced Ellie Kemper sit-com, so it sells the show to Netflix ...
Cowardly Lion costume from The Wizard of Oz is for sale, if you have $1-million or so ...
US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tallies the results: October 2014 was the 38th consecutive October that was warmer than the 20th century average ...
Georgia cops skip fingerprint check, and jail wrong man for 525 days for child molestation ...
Bill Cosby finally responds to rape allegations — "a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendos" — and gets a standing ovation in Florida, as two more women claim Cosby atrocities ...
Dinesh D'Souza explains that President Obama is an extremely spoiled brat and Republicans need to spank him ...
Delta Airlines stands with President Obama on immigration policy ...
22 November 2014
McDonald's worker wins $437-thousand in lawsuit after cop falsely claims to have found glass in a burger ...
Another investigation finds Benghazi scandal adds up to basically nothing ...
There were plenty of blown chances to help 2012 Connecticut school killer before he snapped ...
More women accuse Bill Cosby of rape and sexual assaultVegas casino cancels Cosby concert ...
Norman Lear turns down an offer to reboot All in the Family ...
Republicans seem generally displeased with President Obama's executive order on immigration, and sue over Presidential rewrites of the Affordable Care Act ...
Former Washington DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at United Medical Center in DC ...
21 November 2014
Sephora is sued for alleged on-line discrimination ...
Obama administration fudged the numbers in reporting Obamacare sign-ups ...
Wal-Mart again asks customers for donations to help underpaid employees ...
Skyscraper rollercoaster is planned for Orlando ...
President Obama orders immigration authorities to target "felons, not families" ...
Attorney for Bill Cosby smears rape accuser … Another woman accuses Cosby of rape … Is it too soon for Sarah Silverman to joke about Cosby? … The Cosby Show is too great and important of a program to let disappear ...
New York sheriff says he'll stop running warrant checks on everyone who enters the county's Social Services building ...
Columbus Blue Jackets player files bankruptcy after his parents spend millions of dollars of his money ...
Ty Herndon is an out, proud, and happy gay man, and the revelation inspires Billy Gilman to come out too ...
Death toll from New York blizzard climbs to ten ...
Cop in controversial Ferguson, MO killing received uncommon preferential treatment in grand jury proceedings ...
After the public address system goes out, Toronto Maple Leafs fans finish singing the American national anthem ...
Afghanistan gets its first amusement park ...
Cleveland cop admits raping 15-year-old girl and videotaping it ...
NFL Players Union appeals season-long suspension without pay for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson ...
Jerry Seinfeld is not autistic ...
Canadian woman is billed $950,000 for giving birth in USA ...
Yet another study shows that satire programs like The Daily Show do a better job informing viewers than actual news outlets ...
Google offers another option for supporting the websites you like ...
Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe will return to Parks and Recreation ...
Nick Jonas wants you to know that he's still a virgin ...
Quebec cop who killed 5-year-old while speeding in non-emergency situation will not be charged ...
CVS customer is locked inside closed store for an hour and a half ...
20 November 2014
Wells Fargo Bank tries to screw widow out of her money ...
It's unclear whether Tracy Morgan will fully recover from accident ...
American "pick-up artist" is barred from entering the U.K. ...
This is what we know about A Prairie Home Companion ...
Bono undergoes surgery after bike accident ...
Associated Press "scuttled" footage of Bill Cosby's "no comment" when he asked them to … No, Cosby didn't molest Raven-Symoné when she was a kid … CNN anchor Don Lemon offers advice on how to avoid being raped by Cosby … NBC dumps plans for new Cosby sit-com ...
The Nielsen Company will start measuring Netflix viewership ...
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts is still pretending his company's horrible satisfaction ratings are just a normal part of being so huge ...
Same-sex wedding bells ring in Montana ...
Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo take big swings ...
Mattel sure is sorry about Incompetent Coder Barbie doll ...
John Hodgman gets serious ...
Mozilla switches default search from Google to Yahoo! ...
Jason Collins becomes the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport to announce his retirement ...
Judge won't dismiss charges against Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) ...
AutoZone vows to appeal $185-million verdict over discrimination against pregnant employee ...
19 November 2014
Barbie is a game designer now, but she needs help from men to actually write code ...
Janice Dickinson accuses Bill Cosby of rape, and Netflix "postpones" premiere of Cosby stand-up special ...
Buffalo is blanketed with seventy inches of snow ...
Bob Marley's face will be used to front a brand of marijuana ...
European Space Agency mission discovers carbon — the basis of life on Earth — on comet ...
Seven big U.S. companies paid their CEOs more than they paid in taxes ...
Aaron Swartz was not was a criminal, and his attorney is here to clear up a few misconceptions you may have about what he did and what he was charged with ...
Rev. Al Sharpton owes more than $4.5-million in back taxes ...
US Congress would rather you drive to work than take public transit ...
Firestone funneled millions of dollars to support former Liberian President and genocidal dictator Charles Taylor ...
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspends Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for the season, without pay ...
Steroid-addled superstar Jose Canseco says he'll auction off his middle finger ...
Dave Chappelle doesn't think despised former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling should have lost the team ...
US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) doubles down on misunderstanding the internet and net neutrality ...
Can the Catholic Church successfully claim it has the religious freedom to skip showing up in court? ...
Economist Paul Krugman explains why Obamacare was set up the way it was ...
Dwight Howard is investigated for alleged child abuse ...
Film director Mike Nichols dies from a heart attack at his home in Manhattan ...
18 November 2014
LSD found in beef from Wal-Mart ...
Hackers break into US State Department ...
Court tosses challenge to Sherman Hemsley's will ...
Maryland's millions of dollars in tax credits for the producers of House of Cards and Veep bring next-to-no economic benefit to the state ...
Mike Tyson hopes to broaden his acting repertoire by starring in a TV version of William Shakespeare's Othello ...
Toyota launches sales of hydrogen-fuel cars ...
Drug testing plan proposed by Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) is illegal and (probably) unconstitutional ...
Charles Manson gets a marriage license ...
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolves lower house, calls for early elections ...
US Drug Enforcement Administration investigates NFL team doctors ...
HBO greenlights Westworld TV series ...
US Justice Department defends Marshals Service's airborne cell tower spoofers, while refusing to acknowledge the program exists ...
Bill Cosby's planned sit-com could be scuttled amidst rape allegations ...
US Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) says Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is opposing net neutrality without even knowing what it is ...
Barry Diller wants to build a floating park in New York City's Hudson River ...
Cleveland pays $3-million settlement over police firing 137 shots and killing two after a car chase ...
Bono injures his arm in a bike accident ...
NBC thinks it's snagged the next Cheers with a cruise ship sit-com ...
Church of England decides female bishops would be OK ...
17 November 2014
When Baby Ruth sued Babe Ruth for trademark infringement ...
U.S. government has significantly expanded undercover operations in recent years, with officers from at least 40 agencies posing as businesspeople, welfare recipients, political protesters and even doctors or ministers ...
Michigan seeks to void hundreds of same-sex marriages ...
As another rape allegation surfaces, Bill Cosby finally sort of responds, through his lawyer, who says he won't respond ...
Republicans threaten to impeach President Obama if he issues executive action on immigration ...
Jennifer Lawrence calls for laws against buying, posting, or selling photos that have been obtained illegally ...
Napoleon Bonaparte's hat sells for $2.4-million ...
Jesus and Virgin Mary share an Iowa tree ...
How Tesla got Nevada to give it $1.4-billion in exchange for a giant battery factory ...
Los Alamos National Laboratory took shortcuts in handling nuclear waste ...
Monsanto sues to block ordinance that bans new genetically engineered crops within Maui, HI ...
Reddit apparently isn't leaving San Francisco for suburban Daly City, CA ...
Quentin Tarantino says "it's not etched in stone," but he plans to retire after making his tenth film ...
Will President Obama veto Keystone XL legislation? ...
Neil Young calls for boycott of Starbucks ...
What sucks about Yelp ...
Uh, no, Pope Francis is not a liberal ...
ISIS issues a bloody reminder that they're still bad guys ...
Where are the familiar faces from Doctor Who? ...
Longtime US Congressman from Minnesota William E. Frenzel dies from cancer at his home in McLean, Virginia ...
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