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HMAS Canberra Jeep Carrier Commissioned, Largest Australian Warship Ever

The first of two 27,000-ton amphibious warships was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy on Friday, according to information from the service.HMAS Canberra (L-02) entered the RAN fleet on Friday during a ceremony at the service’s...Show More Summary

The fans awaken: ‘Star Wars’ faithful gush and gripe over first ‘Episode VII’ teaser

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Star Wars fans got their first glimpse Friday of the space saga’s long-awaited new film — including a controversial new-look lightsaber — but still have to wait a year for the movie itself. “There has been an awakening. Have you felt it?” a gravel-voiced narrator...

Happy Black Friday from Shabazz Palaces

Lots going on with the Shabazz Palaces crew today: first up, Tendai Maraire unveils a... Read more »

Roberto Gómez Bolaños, Better Known As Chespirito, Dead At 85

Roberto Gómez Bolaños -- better known among his fans as “Chespirito” -- died on Friday in Cancún, the Mexican news media reports. He was 85. Mexican broadcaster Televisa, for whom Gómez Bolaños worked, first reported the news. The cause...Show More Summary

Shirtless & Ripped Mickey Rourke Wins First Boxing Match in 20 Years

Check out Mickey Rourke showing off his boxing skills while competing against Elliot Seymour in a boxing match on Friday (November 28) in Moscow, Russia! The 62-year-old actor and retired boxer knocked out the 29-year-old fighter in the second round to win the match. Watch the video below! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of [...]

Perry Fewell says Giants miss Jon Beason

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants' coordinators only address the media once a week, so Friday was the first chance we had to speak to defensive coordinator Perry Fewell about what went wrong in Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Show More Summary

Nebraska-Iowa final score: 3 things we learned from the Cornhuskers' 37-34 OT win

Bo Pelini's squad very nearly gave it away before storming back for an overtime win. The Big Ten's first gift to Rivalry Week was a good one. West Division also-rans Nebraska and Iowa went down to the wire Friday afternoon, with the Cornhuskers emerging victorious with the 37-34 overtime win. The first half was pretty much a disaster for both teams. Show More Summary

Aqib Talib practices for Broncos

The Broncos have had a variety of injuries to monitor this week and Friday brought updates for several players. On the positive side of the ledger was the return of cornerback Aqib Talib to practice after he missed the first two days of the week because of a hamstring injury that limited him against the…

The first Black Friday

5 hours agoOdd : Kottke.org

Just after the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and the Native Americans came the first Black Friday with ye olde doorbusters. And after the feaste, which did consist of water-fowl, and cod and bass and other fishes, and a great many wylde turkeys, the people of Plymouth did retire. Show More Summary

Nebraska punted an Iowa TD off the back of a lineman's head

An early candidate for Rivalry Week's funniest touchdown. Things have not been going well offensively for Nebraska in their regular season finale against Iowa Friday. The Cornhuskers forced four turnovers in the first half, but were only able to turn them into seven points. Show More Summary

Packers' Nick Perry making progress with shoulder injury

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It was an only an estimation because the Green Bay Packers don't actually practice on Fridays anymore, but for the first time since outside linebacker Nick Perry injured his shoulder Nov. 16, he was listed as a participant...Show More Summary

Amazon Gears Up For Cyber Monday

Amazon’s already sooo over Black Friday. The online retail giant pushes forward with new offers starting Saturday, ahead of Cyber Monday, with new deals launching every 10 minutes. For the first time, it’s also sending mobile-exclusive lightning deals through its app, so users can snag a sweet discount on the go. Show More Summary

It's here! The new 'Star Wars' trailer is here!

6 hours agoOdd : Happy Place

Forget Black Friday, the best value being offered today is this free peek at the first of the long-awaited sequel to Return of the Jedi, the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. If I had enough turkey leftovers, I'd just...Show More Summary

Friday links: asset class definitions

Books for the holidays: Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull. Quote of the day Rick […] The post Friday links: asset class definitions appeared first on Abnormal Retu...

Christmas tree arrives at White House

By Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama received the annual Christmas tree delivery at the White House on Friday, heralding the start of the holiday season. Two horses pulled the nearly 20-foot (six-metre) fir tree to the front door of the White House late Friday morning as a small military band played the traditional carol "O Christmas Tree....

Russell Westbrook is Back

Less than a month after going down with a broken right hand, OKC Thunder guard Russell Westbrook will make his return Friday night against the visiting New York Knicks. There […] The post Russell Westbrook is Back appeared first on SLAMonline.

British Consumers Embrace American Tradition of Black Friday

In a beautiful gesture of reverse colonization (I mean, kinda) this year marks the very first time British retailers are participating in the American tradition of Black Friday. And it looks like the Brits are naturals at it—they've even taken to the standard trampling over each other and "mini-riots" Black Friday is known for. Read more...

Apple’s Black Friday 2014 is now (PRODUCT)RED Friday

Get iTunes gift cards and the satisfaction of having supported a very good cause. The post Apple’s Black Friday 2014 is now (PRODUCT)RED Friday appeared first on AppleTell.

Web Snob November 28, 2014

Today's fashion news includes an alternative to Black Friday and the best ways to stay well this holiday season... Read the full post Web Snob November 28, 2014 which appeared first on Snob Essentials.

Islamist protests in Egypt fizzle amid clampdown; at least 3 dead

7 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Two Egyptian army officers were killed in targeted attacks Friday, officials said, even as a government clampdown appeared to have staved off a call by Islamist groups for mass protests, which would have been the first such large-scale street unrest in months.

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