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US moves to end nation's lifetime ban on blood donations by gay and bisexual men

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation's lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified. See also: U.S. Show More Summary

Google unveils 'first real build' of its self-driving car prototype

Google first revealed its self-driving car back in May, but on Monday, the tech giant showed the world the "first real build" of the vehicle. The first version — which was shown off in a demo video — was merely an early mockup, according to Google. Show More Summary

The first bro-y trailer for the 'Entourage' movie has arrived

They're back and bro-ier than ever The first trailer for Entourage has finally dropped, dispelling any will-it-won't-it rumors about the film actually heading to theaters. The film was first greenlit years ago, but was held up over salary...Show More Summary

Move over, New York, Florida is now the No. 3 most-populous state

The sunshine state is hot. Florida on Tuesday became the third most-populous state in the U.S. with 19.9 million residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That means, New York, with 19.7 million is now No. 4. The top two are still California (38.8 million) and Texas (27 million) Momentum is clearly on Florida's side. Show More Summary

7 signs that you're acing an in-person job interview

This question originally appeared on Quora. What are some tell-tale signs that you are acing a job interview? Answer below by Quora user Jeff Schaffzin, outbound marketer In general, it is hard to tell if you are doing well during the...Show More Summary

Lego's secret 'Frozen' castle is on sale for Christmas — if you know where to look

Do you want to build a snowman? Kids and adults who love both Lego and Frozen — and we have a feeling there's some overlap — should be thrilled to know that Lego has created an amazing Frozen-themed set called Elsa's Sparkling Ice Castle. Show More Summary

Hipster comedians poke fun at Australia's ridiculous coffee obsession

AUSTRALIA — The coffee culture here just got a little more obnoxious, thanks to the Bondi Hipsters' new Vittoria campaign. The comedians behind the skit, Christiaan Van Vuuren and Nick Boshier, love nothing more than producing videos...Show More Summary

New York to honor fallen NYPD officers with moment of silence

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says he will hold a moment of silence at 2:47 p.m. EST to "honor the memories" of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu this afternoon at City Hall The mayor's office called on all New Yorkers to join...Show More Summary

Russian prime minister warns of 'deep recession' in 2015

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned on Tuesday that the country’s economy is at risk of sliding into “deep recession” next year. Medvedev, speaking at a United Russia party meeting, said the government will not back away from...Show More Summary

What happened to North Korea's Internet?

The Internet in North Korea went completely dark for more than 9 hours on Monday — and was still experiencing intermittent outages Tuesday It didn't take long before rumors spread that the outage might have been a cyberattack — perhaps from the United States. Show More Summary

The ghosts of London past: Christmas in the capital through the ages

LONDON — Christmas in the capital: you either love it or hate it Whether you can't get enough of the festive markets, ice rinks and last minute shopping, or run to the hills as soon as December rolls around, it's hard to deny LondonShow More Summary

Your charity checklist: 5 things to consider before donating

The holiday season is one of the most popular times of year to give back. But how do you know which organizations will ensure your charitable dollar has the most impact? See also: 5 Chrome extensions that make charity effortless We spoke to experts about their most crucial tips for the average do-gooder looking to support a worthy cause. Show More Summary

6 trends redefining the way we watch television

A decade ago, families huddled around the living room TV in eager anticipation of their favorite shows. They'd been waiting weeks to catch up with their favorite characters through the holiday lullTwitter was nonexistent, and Facebook...Show More Summary

Reddit is trying to make someone a millionaire

If one million people donated $1 to a single person, a millionaire can be made The simple idea was posted to r/ShowerThoughts by Redditor moizmie on Nov. 19, and has prompted more than 119,000 Redditors to enter a drawing to become the...Show More Summary

Mongooses playing in a ball pit couldn't be more joyous

Want to see what happiness looks like? Just give a bunch of mongooses a ball pit to frolic in The Houston Zoo filled a kiddie pool with plastic balls and placed it in the mongoose habitat as a form of "enrichment" for the animals, the...Show More Summary

Man has incredibly adorable reaction to girlfriend's PS4 Christmas surprise

Karem Piedra-Jimenez may as well throw on an elf hat and move to the North Pole because she's performing Christmas miracles like one of Santa's little helpers Piedra-Jimenez surprised her boyfriend with a PlayStation 4 as a present — he couldn't afford it himself after some unexpected expenses arose. Show More Summary

Sony warns Twitter: Take action against users posting 'stolen' data or else

Beleaguered Sony Pictures continues to scramble as its highly sensitive data is leaked all over the web. This time, the company is setting its sights on Twitter. Sony sent a letter to Twitter on Monday that warns it will be held responsible if action isn't taken to stop accounts sharing stolen information. Show More Summary

'The Interview' is coming to theaters on Christmas after all

LOS ANGELES — If all you wanted for Christmas was to see The Interview, it looks like Santa is coming through — in select cities, at least. A rumor started brewing on Monday that Sony was making an 11th-hour effort to release the canceled...Show More Summary

Southwest plane wing clipped on its way out of LaGuardia terminal

It's never a good sign when an airline worker is spotted carrying a piece of your plane that you're pretty sure is required for takeoff. Southwest Flight 449 was scheduled to leave LaGuardia Airport in New York on Tuesday when it had a minor run-in with another carrier. Show More Summary

Storm snarling holiday travel to make Christmas Eve feel more like Easter for many

So remember that storm that made pre-Thanksgiving travel a nightmare along the East Coast? Yeah, well, it's happening again for pre-Christmas travel, except that despite being one month later than the Thanksgiving event, this storm is...Show More Summary

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