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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

Twitter clarifies rules, bans 'hateful conduct'

Twitterhas clarified its definition of abusive behavior that will prompt it to delete accounts, banning "hateful conduct" that promotes violence against specific groups.The social media company disclosed the changes on Tuesday in a blog post, following rising criticism it was not doing enough to...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 4:02am

Airport to auction unclaimed baggage online

Philadelphia International Airport personnel are teaming with a local tech company to auction left-behind items from their baggage warehouse.Airport officials claim an 80 percent success rate in returning unclaimed items to their owners, spokeswoman Mary Flannery said to CBS, but the items that can...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 11:51pm

Chicago mayor, facing blistering criticism after police shooting, ends vacation early

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has decided to come home early from his vacation in Cuba to address the fatal shooting of two more black residents by a city police department already under federal investigation over its use of deadly force."He is cutting his family trip short so that he can continue the...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 8:07am

No, you aren't getting free money by sharing a poorly written Facebook status

Folks tend to suspend common sense whenever the specter of money for nothing rears its ugly, gaseous head.This probably explains why good, thoughtful people you respect are actually sharing an absurd, poorly written Facebook status update in the hopes of being entered in a non-existent drawing for...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 7:27am

Amazon urges customers to throw out 'unsafe' hoverboards: Reports

The latest fad picked up by America's kids is exploding in popularity. It's also occasionally literally exploding, leading online retailer Amazon to urge customers throw away "unsafe" hoverboards.To be fair, the devices don't hover at all – they have wheels. Still, people began calling the...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 2:03am

DraftKings to ask court to rule on legality of fantasy sports

Fantasy sports company DraftKings will ask a court to decide whether it can offer daily fantasy sports games in Illinois, after the state's attorney general declared them illegal gambling.The attorney general's ruling is another blow to the two leading daily fantasy sports companies, DraftKings and...

Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 9:50pm

Hyatt announces security breach, customers advised to check statements

Hyatt Hotels Corp said on Wednesday that its payment processing system was infected with credit-card-stealing malware in an attack discovered three weeks ago, the latest in a series of breaches at hospitality firms.Company spokeswoman Stephanie Sheppard said in an email late on Wednesday that the...

Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 8:11am

Lunch lady canned after giving free lunch to hungry student

A lunch lady in Idaho is jobless after she gave a free lunch to a hungry student.The Idaho State Journal reported that ​"Dalene Bowden, a food service worker at Irving Middle School, was placed on leave after she gave a free hot lunch to a 12-year-old girl who said she was hungry and didn’t have...

Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 7:18am

Two arrested for Craigslist robbery, reportedly targeted gay men

Two Michiganmen are behind bars in connection with a robbery cops say started off as a Craigslist meet.The ubiquitous Internet age pastime –meeting a stranger or strangersonline for whatever – is standard fare in 2015. Still, there is inherent risk."It's a disturbing trend that's become more...

Thursday, December 24, 2015 - 5:16am

The Beatles: Soon to stream online

At 12:01 a.m. on Christmas Eve, the Beatles will finally be available for streaming worldwide.Beatles music, famously absent from digital platforms until recent years, will finally be available for online streaming, the newest form of distribution, starting Thursday morning at 12:01 a.m., the...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 10:07pm

Report: Google working on new messaging app

Google, part of Alphabet Inc, is building a new mobile messaging application to better compete with rival services such as those offered by Facebook Inc, The Wall Street Journal reported.The new service would tap into Google's artificial intelligence know-how, integrating chatbots, or software...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 7:13am

Porngate Supreme Court Justice Eakin, despite his many tears, suspended

It seems that tearful, emotional testimony wasn't enough to save state Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin.The state's Court of Judicial Discipline ruled today that Eakin, a Republicanfirst elected to the court in 2001, is "suspended from his administrative and judicial duties" effective...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 3:47am

SEPTA suspends driver after video of altercation with passenger surfaces

After a video surfaced on social media of an altercationbetween a driver and a passenger, SEPTA has suspended the driver in question, reportedNBC10.In the video, a male driver is seen approaching and throwing water on a female passenger, explained 6ABC. The incident occurred in Olneyon the transit...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 5:08am

Charity receives $50k donation hidden under nativity scene

A nonprofit organization in Texas is seeing more green than red this holiday season after an anonymous donor left a $50,000 check under a nativity scene, according to ABC News.The organization, The Children's Home in Amarillo, Texas, helps kids whose living environments havebeen deemed unsafe. On...

Saturday, December 19, 2015 - 7:04am

'Affluenza' teen goes missing, prompting nationwide manhunt

A manhunt was underway on Thursday for a wealthy Texas teenager, described at trial as being afflicted with “affluenza,” who apparently fled to avoid violating a probation deal that kept him out of prison for killing four in a drunken-driving crash.The 18-year-old named by Tarrant County officials...

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 5:48am

The top 10 things people desperately needed answers for in 2015

These days people turn to the Internet to answer any question they can come up with. Unsurprisingly many people often have the same question.As a way of closing out the year Google has released this year’s top 10 search queries, many of which were rooted in genuine curiosity, and others inspired by...

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 11:24pm

Facebook policy change hailed as victory for LGBT community

In a surprising move, Facebook announced Tuesdaythat it's changing the way users report so-called"fake names."Explaining the change, Facebook's Justin Osofsky and Todd Gage said in statement that the platform is "introducing a new version of the names reporting process that requires people to...

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 5:22am

Slow downloads? NY attorney general wants to test your internet speeds

Weeks after he asked internet service providers to prove their speeds are up to snuff, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants New Yorkers send over their own evidence.Schniederman's office launched an online survey on Sunday asking internet service customers to measure just how fast...

Monday, December 14, 2015 - 12:00am