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In Wake of James Foley Beheading Video, Journalists Rush to Self-Censor

It took only minutes before screenshots of a video claiming to show the brutal murder of James Foley spread widely on Twitter. Just as quickly, journalists realized that this social media dissemination is exactly what extremist group...Show More Summary

Ginger Baker Turns 75: The Strange Life of Rock's Wildest Drummer

The percussive genius behind the legendary British rock trio Cream turned 75 on Tuesday. Ginger Baker, born Peter Edward Baker on Aug. 19, 1939, is regarded as not only one of the greatest drummers to ever grace the instrument — a man...Show More Summary

NFL Reportedly Asks Halftime-Show Candidates to Pay to Play

The National Football League sees its Super Bowl halftime show as such a valuable promotional platform that it's asking potential artists — including Coldplay, Rihanna and Katy Perry — to pay the league for the gig, according to a new...Show More Summary

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Gets a Mug Shot

Texas Gov. Rick Perry isn't exactly camera-shy. But few would argue that he was happy to pose for his most recent photograph. Perry had his mug shot snapped on Tuesday at Travis County Court in Austin, having been indicted Friday onShow More Summary

Little League Star Mo'ne Davis Hits Sports Illustrated's Cover

Mo'ne Davis, the 13-year-old girl whose steely demeanor and ace pitching skills have captivated the nation and powered her team from Philadelphia deep into the Little League World Series, is now gracing the cover of America's most iconic...Show More Summary

Google Brings Android 360-Degree Photo App to iPhone

Google tries to make sure its most popular Android apps are also available to iPhone users, but not everything makes the cut Now Google's Photo Sphere app, designed to help you capture three-dimensional views of your world, has finally...Show More Summary

Air France Crews Petition to Stop Flights to Ebola-Affected Countries

More than 700 Air France staff have signed a petition asking the airline to stop flights to the West African countries hit hard by Ebola. Air France flies to Conakry in Guinea and Freetown in Sierra Leone. Despite assurances from world-health...Show More Summary

Griffin von Porkchop: The Snaggletoothed Cat That Will Steal Your Candy

Don't let that cockeyed scowl fool you. Behind those copper eyes and snaggletooth lies a heart of gold. Griffin von Porkchop, a 4-year-old exotic shorthair living in Vancouver, Canada with three other felines, just began his Internet cat career. Show More Summary

Islamic Militants Post Video Claiming to Show Beheading of U.S. Journalist

[Editor's note: there are images in this post that some readers may find distressing.] Islamic State militants on Tuesday released a video that purported to show the beheading of the American freelance journalist, James Foley, who has...Show More Summary

Taylor Swift and Groot 'Shake It Off' in One Perfect Vine

Taylor Swift and Guardians of the Galaxy's Groot have joined forces in the ultimate pop culture mashup In this Vine from Uproxx's Andy Issac, Groot and Tay share a six-second dance number to Swift's latest single "Shake It Off." SeeShow More Summary

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul Reunite for 'Barely Legal' Exploits

Is it an TV show ad? Is it a car ad? Is it a spoof of reality show Pawn Stars? Is it a weird Breaking Bad binge-watching-induced dream? Yes In a six-minute Audi-sponsored Emmys ad, titled "Barely Legal Pawn," Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul reunite to run a very legitimate (but creepy) pawn shop. Show More Summary

China's MIUI 6 Is the Most Blatant iOS 7 Ripoff Ever

And you thought Samsung's TouchWiz was bad Over the weekend, China's biggest smartphone maker, Xiaomi, released the latest version of its customized version of Android — the MIUI 6 See also: 10 Emoji Meanings That Might Surprise You MIUI 6 has a new design that bears a striking resemblance to iOS 7. Show More Summary

China Is Growing Pears That Look Like Babies

We've heard of talking to plants to help them grow, but not turning them into tiny humans. Using a plastic mold, Chinese farms have started to grow pears that resemble babies and are distributing them in supermarkets. See also: Peach...Show More Summary

What is ALS and the Ice Bucket Challenge?

The Ice Bucket Challenge has exploded online as a viral phenomenon, prompting new interest and attention towards the ALS disease ALS, also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is a muscular degenerative disorder that affects the muscle neurons of the body. Show More Summary

Times Square Characters Protest Police Crackdown That's Cutting Into Tips

As the costumed characters that frequent Times Square are asking for better treatment, authorities say they are cracking down on those very characters to protect tourists in the city. The folks dressed up as Elmo, Mickey Mouse, Minnie...Show More Summary

Marvel Releases First Photo of Paul Rudd as Ant-Man

The lonely hero broods on a gloomy morning by the side of a bridge. Seems about right. Paul Rudd, the latest Hollywood A-lister turned superhero, stars as Ant-Man, the alter ego of Marvel character Scott Lang See also: Marvel's 'Ant-Man'...Show More Summary

Down With Wi-Fi, Support the Team: Soccer Fans Protest In-Stadium Internet

Connected stadiums with free WiFi, special apps and other technological doo-dads are all the rage in sports these days. To compete with the allure living rooms' 80-inch TVs and overstuffed couches, the conventional corporate thinking...Show More Summary

Mara Wilson's Sweet Tribute to Robin Williams: 'He Seemed So Vulnerable'

Mara Wilson, who played Robin Williams' daughter in the 1993 film Mrs. Doubtfire, has penned a lengthy and sweet blog post about her movie dad, exposing the actor's surprisingly shy and vulnerable side. Robin was so on so much of the...Show More Summary

U.S. Will Change 'Ineffective' No-Fly List Process After Judge's Ruling

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. The decision comes after a federal judge's ruling in June that there was no meaningful way to challenge the designation, a situation deemed unconstitutional. Show More Summary

NFL Players Honor Michael Brown Before 'Monday Night Football'

An unarmed black teenager was shot dead by a white police officer in the middle of America nearly two weeks ago, setting off a string of racially charged clashes between protesters and police for much of the past week in the town where...Show More Summary

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