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Company recalls over-the-counter cough syrup after realizing it contained morphine

A frightening recall notice by the FDA says a company is recalling every single bottle of its "Licorice Coughing Liquid" – after it was found to contain the highly addictive opioidmorphine."Consumers using this product may not be aware they are ingesting morphine," the FDA explainedin the recall...

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 6:10am

Clinton super PAC offered Vermont newspaper 'off the record' anti-Sanders 'tips': Report

A spokesperson or, to put it into industry jargon, a flack is someone responsible for interacting with the public and the media. If a story out of Vermont is true, it seems a super PAC's flack might need a refresher course on best practices.The Burlington Free Press reported that Daniel Wessel,...

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 5:21am

Katie Holmes no fan of the Internet

What did Katie Holmes learn from playing a woman with bipolar disorder in her new film, "Touched with Fire?" That the Internet is terrible. Wait, hear me out on this. As the former Mrs. Tom Cruise explains to More magazine, "I gained a greater empathy for people who are struggling with mental...

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 3:51am

Twitter suffers worldwide outage

Twitter said on Tuesday its social network was suffering outages in several parts of the world and it was working to resolve the issues, which appear to be concentrated in Europe, according to external monitoring sources.Both Twitter web and mobile services suffered outages for at least an hour...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 4:10pm

LGBT family sues YouTube psychic healer for housing discrimination

Tonya and Rachel Smith are two women who say their prospectivelandlord wasn't exactly welcoming.The Smiths, married five years now,and their two kids were in search of a new home in the tiny hamlet of Gold Hill, Colorado. When they found a cozy two bedroom advertised online, they jumped on it. So,...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 6:56am

Expert warns against women 'detoxifying' vaginas with herbal balls

Human beings privileged enough to sit about wondering about the so-called "toxins" in their bodies often engage in all sorts of bizarre practices, and anew fad has one gynecologistcrying foul.The Independent reported that a company called Embrace Pangeais offering the "Herbal Womb Detox Pearls" for...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 2:00am

MLK would say 'quit whining' about racism, radio host tweets in rant

Today in remembrance of the most esteemed, and many would argue the greatest civil rights leader in our nation’s history, former congressman, talk show radio host and white man Joe Walsh went on a Twitter rant about how he thinks MLK would feel about the Black Lives Matter movement.RELATED:Mummers...

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 10:57am

Powerball-winning couple plans to still work: 'You can't just sit down and do nothing'

A Tennessee couple holding one of three winning tickets for this week's record $1.6 billion U.S. Powerball lottery jackpot said on Friday they will keep their jobs because "you just can't sit down and do nothing."Lisa and John Robinson of Munford, Tennessee, appeared at a press conference at the...

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 9:13pm

No, President Obama did not seat gay couples around Kim Davis at the State of the Union

Did you hear that, in response to Kim Davis attending the State of the Union address, President Obama got several same-sex couples to sit around her?Of course you've heard that – at least if you use Facebook. The Internet hoax machinehas been churning out that nonsensical item for several days now...

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 4:46pm

Male worker dresses as woman to improve press conference optics, city official resigns: Reports

A gobsmackingreport by NBC10in Rhode Island claims that an official in the city of Cranston has resigned – after she got a male worker to dress as an elderly woman to improve the optics of a press conference about senior citizen programs.NBC10 reported that Sue Stenhouse, the executive director of...

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 4:18pm

Wikipedia celebrates 15th anniversary

Jan. 15 marks the beginning of a bold idea that changed the internet: a collaboratively-built encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Wikipedia started in January 2001 in English, but soon expanded to 18 additional languages within the first year. Now, after 15 years, it supports 300 idioms, while...

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 5:30am

Arizona governor plans to publicly shame deadbeat parents on social media

Arizona's governor wants to turn up the heat on hundreds of deadbeat dads and their female counterparts with a social media campaign that publicizes the names of the worst offenders.Using the Twitter hashtag #deadbeat, Republican Governor Doug Ducey has rolled out the controversial initiative...

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 9:24pm

Woman gets naked, goes on food-throwing rampage in Waffle House: Reports

Waffle House is one of those rich veins in the deep mine of Americana. Even if you don't live in the American south, you've certainly driven by it – or at least heard about it thanks to the restaurant being a nexus of, well,many things.This Waffle House story, for instance, features allegations ofa...

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 8:48pm

Brooklyn gang rape suspects ordered released, father lashes out at incest accusations: Reports

The father of a girl cops say was gang raped on a Brooklyn playground has lashed out, vociferouslydenying disturbing allegations made by the suspects that involve incest."I hope they rot in jail," the father –who was estranged from his daughter since she was a toddler and only recently reconnected...

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 4:48pm

David Bowie snatches Adele's Vevo record for most views in a day

If the Web traffic is any indication, fans of David Bowie felt the most appropriate way to mourn the rock legend's passing was to head to YouTube and soak in his career highlights. In the day following the announcement that he'd died Sunday at the age of 69, Bowie racked up 51 million views on Vevo...

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 11:21am

Charlie Sheen 'HIV cure' story on Dr. Oz prompts outrage from activists

Charlie Sheen is back making headlines after a breathtaking bit on the "The Dr. Oz Show."The interview, recorded in December, contained several revelations, not the least of which included Sheen's storythat he visited a doctor in Mexico who claimed to be able to cureHIV. So, with that supposed cure...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 9:54pm

Twitter stock continues downward spiral after 10k character proposal

Having hundreds of millions of active users is an amazingly wonderful thing, but figuring out how monetize hundreds of millions of users without losing them is still a verymysteriousthing – at least for social media juggernaut Twitter.The frenetic information delivery system sank below $20 per...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 8:19pm

$35,000 in fake Fitbits seized at Port of Philadelphia: Feds

Knock-off merchandise isn't an uncommon thing America. Still, those wares are actually a form intellectual property theft.Customers and Border Protection (CBP) agentssaid that's exactly what they thwarted when they intercepted a recent shipment of 350 counterfeit "smart wristbands" used for fitness...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 5:47pm

Get to know the 'People of New York'

Jessie Komitor’s new web series, People of New York, is a satire on the popular blogHumans of New York. Komitor has created five distinct characters, including Bronx teenagerJoey, Upper West Side socialite Lauryn, overbearing Westchester Jewish momNancy and British Brooklyn hipster Victory,all...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 9:00am

These are the seven candidates who qualified for the next GOP debate

Seven Republican presidential candidates will participate in Fox Business Network's prime-time debate on Thursday, but Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and former business executive Carly Fiorina did not qualify for the main event, the network said on Monday.RELATED: Cruz's Canadian birthplace could...

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 8:41pm