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Obama literally runs back into the White House because he forgot his BlackBerry

President Barack Obama left the White House on Friday morning, bound for Las Vegas, and nearly left behind the thing he cares about most — Kevin! No, the president nearly forgot his BlackBerry. The president boarded Marine One on the South Lawn around 10:30 a.m. Show More Summary

Theme parks are trying incorporate tech to lure you off the couch

ORLANDO, Florida — Your local fun zone, amusement center and theme park is facing an existential challenge these days. They need to lure you, the American guest, off your sofa with your high-resolution, interactive video games and into...Show More Summary

Yemen's Al Qaeda branch denounces ISIS on Twitter

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's al-Qaeda branch on Friday denounced the Islamic State group for declaring a caliphate on territory it seized in Syria and Iraq and for aggressively seeking to expand its area of influence. The al-Qaeda Yemeni...Show More Summary

Passengers stuck on Eurostar trains for 8-plus hours tweet their misery

LONDON — It was a very long night for hundreds of Eurostar passengers after a power cut left them stranded for more than eight hours Two trains were halted late Thursday due to the technical difficulties, including a train from Brussels...Show More Summary

The midseason finale of 'Scandal' was absolutely insane

In the shocking midseason finale of Scandal, there's no more basking in the sun — as Olivia put it: "The sun went down a long time ago, and it's not coming back up" — as everything implodes Cyrus' secret is out. Rowan seeks to take down anyone who threatens his future. Show More Summary

New Beyoncé songs leaked online: Bow down and listen

This is not a test. Feel free to ring the alarms. Two new Beyoncé songs, "7/11" and "Ring Off," leaked in full Thursday night, just a day after a snippet of "7/11" began circulating online. See also: Beyoncé earned more than any other...Show More Summary

Mattel apologizes for controversial Barbie book, pulls it from online stores

Mattel apologized on Wednesday for the Barbie children's book that was widely deemed sexist for its portrayal of a female engineer who needs the help of two men to do her job, and pulled the book from online stores The company posted...Show More Summary

Thanksgiving fails to make you extra thankful for your family

Thought your family was nuttier than pecan pie? Turns out for every weird uncle or annoying cousin you have at Thanksgiving dinner, Twitter has a plethora of awkward stories to one-up your family. And thanks to Jimmy Fallon and #Thanksgivingfail,...Show More Summary

Every important midseason TV date in one calendar

All your favorite TV shows are taking a break, but fret not — they will be back. And when the shows return, they'll have some new friends with them Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder have already taken their bows for 2014, and next week, Gotham, The Flash and more will do the same. Show More Summary

Roadside bandits steal cooler full of Ebola blood in Guinea

CONAKRY, Guinea — It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus. See also:...Show More Summary

MRI scans reveal tapeworm in man's brain

LONDON — A 50-year-old man who has been suffering headaches and strange smells has finally discovered the cause of his woes: a 1 cm (0.4 inch) tapeworm in his brain. The parasite is thought to have been burrowing through his grey matter...Show More Summary

Google's LTE-enabled balloons take 5 minutes to inflate, can last 100 days

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's..Google The search giant shared some new details on Project Loon, the company’s network of LTE-enabled balloons that deliver Internet access to connect people in rural and remote areas The balloons, which...Show More Summary

Weather whiplash in Buffalo: 100 inches of snow to 60-degree heat in a week

The snow is no longer falling in Buffalo, New York, but the area isn't in the clear yet. Now it must contend with another extreme: flooding. The National Weather Service issued a flood watch on Friday morning as officials warned that rain and a warm spell over the weekend could make for hazardous conditions in the area. Show More Summary

10 Republicans who want to sue Obama over his immigration plan

In a primetime address on Thursday evening, President Obama laid out his plan to overhaul the immigration system with a series of executive actions to protect millions of undocumented workers from deportation Just moments after the president stepped away from his podium, Republicans lashed out against the action. Show More Summary

Aereo files for bankruptcy, but its impact could still be huge

We now return you to your regularly scheduled, non-Internet programming. Streaming television startup Aereo has filed for bankruptcy, putting the company in a position to wind down its operations. See also: 10 Reasons Why I Ignored Your...Show More Summary

Uber's Emil Michael isn't going anywhere, report says

Despite pressure to fire Uber executive Emil Michael after his controversial remarks surfaced this week, at least two investors in the company and CEO Travis Kalanick are still firmly behind him, according to a new report. BloombergShow More Summary

'Sunset Overdrive' fans will pick the game's next goodies

Sunset Overdrive players will have a chance to directly impact future upgrades to the game, thanks to an in-game voting system designed to measure fans' pulse. The voting system is part of a big batch of new Sunset Overdrive contentShow More Summary

Celebrities reading mean tweets about themselves never gets old

It's a tradition as old as time, or at least Twitter, itself — Jimmy Kimmel subjects celebrities to read through the sludge tweeted about them Luckily for Kimmel, we'll never stop having rude, insensitive things to say about the rich and famous. Show More Summary

Two people dead as balcony collapses in London

LONDON — Two people have died and six were injured after a balcony collapsed in central London. The London Ambulance Service were called to the incident in Cadogan Square at 10am Friday and treated eight patients, they said. One died...Show More Summary

Tate creates 3D Minecraft worlds inspired by famous paintings

LONDON — If a picture paints a thousand words, how many does a Minecraft map generate? British art institution Tate has teamed up with the game's cartographers to create virtual 3D worlds inspired by great artworks. The environmentsShow More Summary

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