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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

Mexican authorities say Sean Penn fiasco was 'essential' to kingpin's capture

A secret meeting that Hollywood star Sean Penn held with the world's most-wanted drug boss, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, in pursuit of a magazine article was essential to finding the fugitive, Mexico's Attorney General said on Monday.Guzman, infamous head of the Sinaloa drug cartel, was captured on...

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 8:24pm

Citing safety concerns, colleges around Boston ban hoverboards

Hoverboards just can't catch a break. After numerous reports of the doohickeys spontaneously combusting, they're now banned from at least three area campuses.The Boston Globe reported that both Boston College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst "have joined a growing list of schools, both...

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 7:47pm

Rapist denies wrongdoing at sentencing, blames 10-year-old for initiating sex

A Pennsylvania man accused of molesting a 10-year-old girl until she was a teenager was adamant at his sentencing hearing that he did nothing wrong.The Herald of Sharon, Pa., reported that Merrell "Moe" Sanders pleaded no contest to two counts of rape – but admitted no wrongdoing. Prosecutors told...

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 6:06pm

Vermont deli unveils 'The Donald' sandwich – and it's full of bologna

A deli in New England is expressing its First Amendment rights by way of a specialty menu item named after Republican presidential candidateDonald Trump.The Burlington Free Press reported that the Kountry Kart Deli in Burlington, Vt., is now selling "The Donald." Coincidentally, that establishment...

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 7:23pm

Netflix is now worldwide, except in China

Netflix Inc.'s video-streaming service went live in more than 130 countries on Wednesday, covering almost the entire globe except China, in a huge global push by Chief Executive Reed Hastings to counter slowing growth in the United States.Shares of the company, whose popular shows include "...

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 6:13am

Pa. Lottery's 'Gus the Groundhog' is back with a contemporary look

Pennsylvania's "second mostfamous groundhog" is back on television, computer and smartphonescreens after anearly four year hiatus.He's also changed his look.The Pa. Lottery's scratch-off ticket mascot Gus used to be an animatronic puppet, explained PennLive, and "first appeared in early 2004 to...

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 4:06pm

Study: Ruthless narcissists succeed more at work

Your suspicions are correct: Nice guys and gals finish last – at least if you believe the results of a new study.Writing for Salon, Erin Coulehan explained that Swiss researcher Daniel Spurk"conducteda survey using 800 participants from varied work industries to compare the dark triad of...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 8:58pm

Ryan Howard sues media over doping report

Philadelphia Phillies first basemanRyan Howard has followed through on his earlier words: He's suing Al Jazeera and reporters involved with a recent doping story.ESPN reported that Howard is joined in the lawsuit by Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman.6ABCadded that Howard released a...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 8:07pm

Social media miracle: Woman finds missing engagement ring using Facebook

Your faith in humanity is about to be restored.A Philadelphia woman told NBC10that the engagement ring she's worn for 33 years was lost — and then miraculously returnedafter a Facebook post about the missing ring went viral.Judy Kluska told reporters that, on New Year's Day,she was shopping at the...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 4:38pm

New Yorkers to soon get ‘super-fast,’ free public Wi-Fi throughout the city

One New York company is hoping to link the city that never sleeps to a level of connectivity never done before — and all for free.LinkNYC — which brings together the experts of CityBridge and city agencies — is expected to launch its beta phase in mid-January, giving New Yorkers a taste of the “...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - 5:00am

Yahoo to face class action lawsuit over unsolicited text messages

Yahoo Inc was ordered by a Chicago federal judge on Monday to face a class action lawsuit accusing the Internet company of sending unsolicited text messages to Sprint Corp cellphone users in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.U.S. District Judge Manish Shah said the users could sue...

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 5:14pm

Yahoo scraps its Netflix challenger

Yahoo has opted to quietly shutter its Yahoo Screenoperation,a streaming content service meant to do battle with Netflix and Hulu, after just over two years of operation.The service launched in late 2013 and began adding original titles in 2014, but aside from its high-profile acquisition of NBC's...

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 3:39pm

NRA shows bullets next to pictures of politicians in favor of gun control

The NRA has gotten national attention after a provocative image in the organization's America's 1st Freedompublication showedbullets next to pictures of twoNew York legislators.America's 1st Freedom published the image alongside an article written by editor Mark Chestnut decrying...

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 3:00pm

Watching 'The Twilight Zone'? Here are 10 episodes worth your time

Every year, the Syfy channel runs a "Twilight Zone" marathon playing America's favorite televisedgrotesquerieduring the New Year holiday. This year is no different.Sure, the kids these days like Netflix's"Black Mirror." But, if you ask us, nothing beats "The Twilight Zone."The show "stands as the...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 4:50pm

U.S. House panel to NSA: What's up with this spying report?

A House of Representatives committee asked the National Security Agency on Wednesday for information about a media report that the agency, while spying on Israeli officials, also intercepted communications between the Israelis and members of Congress.In a letter to NSA Director Michael Rogers,...

Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 8:11am