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Soon You Can Pay for Things With Your Swatch

Swatch has built its business around being trendy but high-value, and now it's determined to be a part of the latest thing people are doing with their wrists: paying for things. It's made a deal with Visa Inc. to turn the colorful, rubbery timepieces into "prepaid bank cards."Owners of the... More »

Donald Trump Will Not Be Endorsed by 100 Black Pastors Today

Donald Trump likes to say that he has a great relationship with “the blacks,” and to underscore his popularity, he'd planned to host an event at which he would be endorsed en masse by 100 African-American evangelical pastors at Trump Tower today. But he was forced to cancel the scheduled... More »

Burglar Still Stuck in Chimney When Homeowner Returns and Lights Fire

A 19-year-old suspected burglar died this weekend after becoming stuck in the chimney of a home he attempted to rob. The man had been lodged in the chimney for nearly a day when the owner of the Huron, California, home lit a fire on Saturday afternoon and the man started... More »

Obama Lays Out ‘If You Break It, You Buy It’ Philosophy on Climate Change

On the first day of the United Nations climate talks in Paris, President Obama acknowledged that countries like the United States and China needed to have an outsize role in protecting the environment if humans were to keep living in it. “The United States not only recognizes our role in creating... More »

Donald Trump Just Going to Keep Saying He Saw New Jersey Muslims Celebrating 9/11

Donald Trump's claim that "thousands" of New Jersey Muslims went out and celebrated the September 11th attacks has been thoroughly debunked, but that's not going to stop him from insisting that it happened.On Sunday's Meet the Press, Chuck Todd gave Trump yet another opportunity admit that he did not, in... More »

Kobe Bryant Writes a Poem About How He's Retiring

37-year-old Laker Kobe Bryant will retire after this season. How do we know? He wrote a poem about it.Bryant published the poem, called "Dear Basketball," on The Players' Tribune on Sunday night. Here's the most pertinent passage: I played through the sweat and hurtNot because challenge called meBut because YOU... More »

Can the Paris Climate Talks Save Our Planet?

The long-awaited 2015 Paris Climate Conference, also known as COP21, officially begins on Monday, and will comprise two weeks of meetings and speeches by more than 100 heads of state and 40,000 attendees from more than 190 countries, all bent on developing the most significant international agreement in history to... More »

Civilian Victims of Planned Parenthood Shooting Identified

The two civilians Robert Lewis Dear fatally shot at the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood on Friday have been identified: 36-year-old Jennifer Markovsky and 29-year-old Ke'Arre Stewart. As was reported on Saturday, 44-year-old police officer Garrett Swasey was also killed in the attack. Markovsky was the stay-at-home mother of a young... More »

The NSA Stopped Bulk-Collecting Americans' Phone Records Last Night

United States tradition calls for at least one news dump per major holiday, and this Thanksgiving was no exception. On Friday, the White House announced that the National Security Agency would cease the bulk collection of Americans' phone records by midnight on Saturday. The change is the result of the... More »

Ben Carson Prefers Syrian Refugee Camps to America — for Syrian Refugees

Ben Carson has been in the Middle East as part of an effort to burnish his seemingly-limited foreign affairs knowledge, and over the weekend the Republican presidential candidate went on a "fact finding” trip to two Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, and after meeting with Syrians there, the candidate came... More »

James Deen’s Ex Accused Him Of Rape

Porn actress, writer, and director Stoya accused James Deen of rape in a series of tweets Saturday afternoon. The two dated in 2013 and split the following year. It’s not clear exactly when they broke up nor when the alleged rape occurred.Neither Stoya nor Deen have tweeted since the accusation.... More »

Putin Imposes Sanctions on Turkey Over Downed Warplane

In the tumultuous continued aftermath of Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian warplane near the Turkish-Syrian border this week, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdo?an still hasn’t apologized, but has at least softened his rhetoric a little, saying on Saturday that he was “truly saddened” by the incident — though he's also... More »

Three Police Officers Injured in Shooting Near Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs

Three police officers are injured and one gunman has been "contained," after a shooting broke out near a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, the Associated Press reports. A journalist with the Colorado Springs Gazette seconds that report, and suggests that multiple civilians have also been injured. The Colorado Springs... More »

Donald Trump Mocks a Reporter's Disability, Says That He Didn’t

The British playwright Patrick Marber once wrote, “Lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off.” But based on his recent behavior, that aphorism seems better applied to Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Over the past week, Trump has repeatedly said that he saw “thousands and... More »

Ben Carson Will Spend His Black Friday With Syrian Refugees

Like most of the Republican presidential field, Ben Carson doesn’t want to give Syrian refugees a home in the United States. But on Black Friday, the retired neurosurgeon will be giving a few of the younger ones a Beanie Baby.   Carson will make a surprise visit to the Azraq... More »

Turing Pharmaceuticals Was Actually Kidding About Reducing Price of Drug

Turing Pharmaceuticals, the world's most loathed drug company, recently backtracked on their already-watered-down promise to reduce the list price of Daraprim, a drug that treats toxoplasmosis, a parasitic infection that targets those with weak immune systems, like HIV patients.  The company is offering a variety of minor concessions to hospitals and patients, but... More »

Obama Tells Americans to Chill Out and Enjoy Thanksgiving

The only specific and credible threat to the homeland this weekend is too much delicious food. That’s the main takeaway from the brief national security update President Obama delivered Wednesday.“Right now, we know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland,” the president said from the... More »

Walmart’s Black Friday Spies

At Walmart stores around the country, Black Friday will begin at 6 p.m. tomorrow evening. “Our customers can count on us to deliver three things on Black Friday: We’re offering amazing prices, we bought deeper on the gifts they want, and we simplified the shopping experience in stores and online,” ... More »

Terrorism in the Age of Trump

In the aftermath of mass murder in Paris, Establishment Republicans posited hopefully that now, finally, their voters would get serious and support a presidential candidate who had professional experience in the field of politics. A few days after the attacks, Politico reported the firm convictions of party stalwarts, who confidently... More »

Military Releases 3,000-Page Explanation of Why Kunduz Hospital Was Bombed

Top U.S. military officials have already admitted that the deadly air strike on a Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, in October was a "mistake." It took the lives of 3o doctors and patients. Today, General Joseph Campbell, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, revealed the findings in... More »

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