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Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world

45 minutes agoNews : The Newsroom

NEW YORK (AP) — Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?

WH Attempts to Walk Back Obama's 'No Strategy' Remarks

In an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” White House press Secretary Josh Earnest attempted to walk back President Barack Obama’s remarks from Thursday in which he said the United States did not have a “strategy” to deal with ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Show More Summary

5 Things Girls Do Before They Have Sex With You

1 hour agoOdd : Thought Catalog

We tell our friends we’re going to have sex with you. Sorry. Maybe this doesn’t apply to all of you moral angels out there in this online world, but if I’m planning on having sex with a guy, I’m also telling two different group texts of my closest friends that I’m going to do so.

Malaysia Airlines 'recovery plan' to cut routes and jobs

Credits: SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text: A Malaysian Airlines plane prepares for take-off at Kuala Lumpur International Airport After tragedies of MH370 and MH17, Malaysia Airline is set to announce a radical restructure One-Minute...Show More Summary

HTC One M8 Windows Phone 8 review: The body of Iron Man with the soul of Aquaman

I really want to love Windows Phone. I want to be able to say that it’s on par with iOS and Android and say “wow, did you see that new feature that does that thing that no one else thought about?” Instead, I just like Windows Phone the same way you like a study partner or the guy who makes your burritos. Show More Summary

LGBT Youth Face Significant Challenges In Foster Care

1 hour agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In 2012 the Williams Institute, UCLA’s national think tank, published a study estimating that up to 40% of homeless youths (minors between the ages of 12-17) identified themselves as LGBT. An overwhelming 68% of participants in the study reported having...

The NFL Finally Fixed Its Weak Domestic-Violence Penalties

The National Football League has drastically toughened its punishments for domestic violence after weeks of uproar over its weak response to the case of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. Rice received a two-game suspension after...Show More Summary

Syrian Islamists Seize Golan Heights Border Crossing

Islamist militants battling the Syrian government seized control of the Quneitra border crossing between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday, according to an Israeli military spokesman and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Show More Summary

Google Project Wing

Like Amazon’s Prime Air, Project Wing is a concept for a drone delivery service. The current prototype features a small tail-sitter that automatically flies to the delivery zone and lowers its package using a winch. More here.

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Mini ‘Friends’ Reunion with Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, And Courtney Cox [Watch]

Fans of Friends have been itching for any kind of reunion, small or big, no matter where it is located, all we know is that one is needed. NBC has yet to comment on any Friends reunion but luckily those fans have Jimmy Kimmel. On Wednesday night, Jimmy Kimmel Live had guest, Jennifer Aniston, play […]

USC RB Anthony Brown quits team, calls coach Steve Sarkisian ‘racist’

A day after Trojans star cornerback Josh Shaw was suspended indefinitely for making up a heroic pool rescue story to explain an injury, senior running back Anthony Brown quit the team while accusing head coach Steve Sarkisian of being a racist.

White House Rushes To Clarify After Obama Said 'We Don't Have A Strategy Yet' For ISIS

The White House is pushing back after President Barack Obama's stated his administration currently doesn't have "a strategy" for dealing with the jihadist group Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, and drew headlines across the country. Show More Summary

The Interesting Thing About Google's Delivery Drones Is Not The Drones, But Massive Societal Shift They Envision

8 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Alexis Madrigal, over at The Atlantic, has the big scoop story concerning Google's project to create delivery drones, in its Google X moonshot factory. The project, unimaginatively dubbed Project Wing, has many people comparing it to Amazon's similarly announced plans for delivery drones. Show More Summary

Despite watching them play, Jerry Jones says Cowboys defense “much improved”

The Dallas Cowboys set franchise records last season for defensive ineptitude that included allowing 415 yards per game to opposing offenses. They lost DeMarcus Ware, Jason Hatcher and Sean Lee off of that defense a year ago and the struggles have continued this preseason. Dallas has allowed 29 points per game this August – with…

Cristiano Ronaldo Issues Liverpool Warning, Rues Angel Di Maria Transfer

Cristiano Ronaldo has warned Liverpool they will be facing a different beast to Real Madrid sides of the past when they visit Anfield in the UEFA Champions League group stage on Oct. 22. The prolific Los Blancos star also expressed his...Show More Summary

An Interview With Max Gurvits, Boy VC

2 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Max Gurvits is an investor. Based in Bulgaria, the peripatetic VC is almost everywhere, showing up at events around the world and scouting out some amazing ideas. I talked to him about how he became a VC at a comparatively young age and what it takes to make it in investing for our back to school series. Show More Summary

That others may live

5 hours agoTechnology : Babbage

IT IS a solemn custom in science to mark the names of collaborators who pass away during the course of an article's publication with a superscript no different than that indicating their academic affiliation. Very rare indeed is the case that five names on a single report should share that mark. Show More Summary

Johnny Manziel anoints Kenny Hill 'Kenny Football'

We tried not to call Kenny Hill Kenny football. Johnny Manziel would not let us. Many wondered how Texas A&M would respond to the loss of Johnny Manziel, and the answer is: pretty well. Kenny Hill, his successor at the QB spot, dazzled...Show More Summary

'Silicon Valley' Season 2: Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods respond to critical praise

"Silicon Valley" might not have won the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 66th primetime Emmy Awards, but as star Kumail Nanjiani noted, "We came in second!"Earning an Emmy nomination for a freshman season is no small feat, and the critical praise lavished on "Silicon Valley" for Season 1 make expectations pretty high during Season 2. Show More Summary

UN: Islamic State group threatens Syria aid access

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Islamic State group is taking violence against civilians in Syria "to a new level," threatening the cross-border humanitarian aid operations recently approved by the Security Council, a top U.N. aid official said Thursday.

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