• Forecasters Are Already Predicting a Massive Tornado Outbreak This Weekend

    Spring 2014 has been a quiet tornado season thus far, but that's about to change this weekend, if the predicted forecasts that meteorologists are looking at hold true. Weather experts say conditions are lining up for a series of powerful tornadoes to hit an area ranging between Tennessee and Texas from Saturday through Monday. That will cause the creation of supercell thunderstorms, Slate's Eric Holthaus explains, all kept in place in the South-Southwest by a high-pressure system in Canada. That makes the area ripe for a "big severe threat" this weekend, according to The Weather Channel, an extra level on top of today's "severe threat." That includes the April 26, 1991, stretch of tornadoes from Texas to Iowa that caused a billion dollars in damage and included a rare F5-strength tornado.

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  • Afghan security guard shoots dead 3 American doctors at hospital

    The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan confirmed Thursday that three American doctors -- including a father and son -- were killed by an Afghan security guard who opened fire at a Kabul hospital. "With great sadness we confirm that three Americans were killed in the attack at CURE Hospital," said a statement posted on the Embassy's Twitter page. The shooting was the latest in a string of deadly attacks on foreign civilians in the Afghan capital this year. Two of the dead Americans were a father and son, Minister of Health Soraya Dalil said, adding that the third American was a Cure International doctor who had worked for seven years in Kabul.

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  • Great Time To Buy or Refi A Home


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  • Kate Middleton Wears White on Her Last Night Down Under

    It's hard to believe, but, yes, friends, the end of Kate, William, and George's time in New Zealand and Australia is upon us. The royal family will be returning to England on Friday, which means our embarrassment of riches-in the form of Kate outfits, George facial expressions, and awkward William "jokes"-is about to come to a close. At least we have Prince George iPhone wallpaper options to last us through the summer. Thursday night, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a reception at Parliament House, which was attended by some 600 people, including Australian Olympians, fashion designers, politicians, and war heroes.

  • Adult swipes souvenir ball from young kid during Red Sox-Yankees game (Video)

    Xander Bogaerts of the Red Sox tossed a ball to a young kid, but an adult steals it.

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  • A List of Cliven Bundy's Supporters, Now That We Know He's a Pro-Slavery Racist

    The Republicans who withheld their support for Cliven Bundy were rewarded on Thursday morning when The New York Times' Adam Nagourney reported the Nevada rancher is a grade-A, pro-slavery racist. As Nagourney describes it, Bundy is enjoying his newfound fame by sharing his views on a number of policy issues, including race, welfare and whether the "Negro" hasn't been hurt by emancipation. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton," Bundy said.

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    Nissan self-cleaning car (14 photos)

    By utilizing nano-paint technology, Nissan has invented the self-cleaning car -- hoping to make costly car washes obsolete. The first vehicle to test drive the prototype paint is Nissan's Note, and as you can see in the pictures, it appears to do a fine job repelling dirt. Read our full report, and watch the video, here:

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  • Soldier in battle to rid home of squatters, Florida sheriff’s office says it can’t do anything [UPDATED]

    Soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago and asked a friend to watch over his house in New Port Richey, Florida.

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  • Jon Stewart deftly shows Sean Hannity why you don't pick a fight with Jon Stewart

    On Thursday night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart admitted that he is, in fact, a bit obsessed with Fox News host Sean Hannity, as Hannity had suggested on his show Tuesday night. This brewing spat started on Monday night, when Stewart mocked Hannity for supporting Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy in his battle against the federal BLM. Hannity hit back on Tuesday night.

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    DEAR ABBY: My 23-year-old son, "Wayne," who is single, has a 3-year-old son. We didn't learn about the child until he was more than a year old, when Wayne was asked to take a paternity test. Luckily, we have been able to form a good relationship with our grandson's mother and see him often. However, our son has shown no interest. He pays child support, but has little interaction. Wayne is an only child. I love him, but I never wanted another one. I was never comfortable around or interested in young children except for my own son. ...

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  • Part-Time Jobs For Women Over 40


    The benefit of getting a part-time job is that you will certainly see an improvement in your finances, and have some extra cash on your hands.

  • 'Hidden Dragon' Beast Gave Rise to Fearsome Flying Reptiles

    "This guy is the very first pterodactyloid — he has the last features that changed before the group radiated and took over the world," said paleontologist Brian Andres of the University of South Florida, a co-author of the study detailed today (April 24) in the journal Current Biology. (Researchers avoid calling pterodactyloids "pterodactyls," because the term is sometimes used to mean all pterosaurs and sometimes to mean just pterodactyloids, which include members of one of two suborders of pterosaurs.) The finding extends the fossil record of pterodactyloids by at least 5 million years, to the Middle-Upper Jurassic boundary 163million years ago, Andres told Live Science. Pterodactyloids are not ancestors of modern birds, which evolved from feathered dinosaurs.

  • iOS 7.1.1 brings huge battery life improvements for iPhone users

    Good news, Apple fans! It looks like Apple’s recent iOS 7.1.1 update has plenty more to offer than just a few bug fixes and Touch ID accuracy improvements. According to some reports, Apple’s latest mobile software update also has a huge positive impact on iPhone battery life. Apple released iOS 7.1.1 for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models this past Tuesday, and the change log was pretty lackluster: - Further improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition - Fixes a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness - Fixes an issue when using Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver enabled As it turns out, however Apple may have also snuck in some sizable software optimizations, because ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes says that the update has had

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  • Should Cats or Dogs Sleep in Bed with You? We Ask Vet Professionals What They Do

    But plenty of pet owners - and veterinary professionals - can't imagine drifting off to sleep without their kitty or Cocker Spaniel cuddled up nearby. We polled Vetstreet readers and veterinary professionals[i] (such as veterinarians, veterinary technicians and office managers), and as it turns out, a lot of you do like to catch some shuteye with your furry friends. A whopping 83 percent of the readers and 75 percent of the veterinary professionals we polled said they allow a pet to share the bed. But while pet owners were more likely to let their dog sleep in their bed than were veterinary professionals, veterinary professionals were more likely to let their cat sleep in their bed than were readers.

  • Kaley Cuoco Chops Her Locks

    Kaley Cuoco's going short and sassy for spring.

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    10 Best Cheap Cities for Raising a Family (10 photos)

    By Louis DeNicola, Cheapism.com Related: 6 most affordable (and growing) cities in the U.S. Americans thinking about having a family can expect to spend close to a quarter-million dollars to raise each child to the age of 18, according to a 2013 government estimate. If the total seems shocking, consider moving to a community where it's less costly to live. To give your search some direction, Cheapism.com compiled a list of 10 affordable cities in which to grow a family. Related: Best budget BBQ grills We began our research with the 52 mid-size U.S. cities -- those with populations between 300,000 and 1 million. Using data from Sperling's Best Places, we assessed four primary factors, assigning each equal weight: a cost of living index that accounts for the cost of housing, food, transportation, utilities, health care, and general expenses (e.g., entertainment and clothing), with 100 as the national average; per-student spending by the school district; violent crime (rates of murder, non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault); and median household income. To a lesser degree, our methodology factored in city sales tax rates, unemployment, share of residents with a commute less than 15 minutes, share of married residents with

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  • The 50 Greatest Actors Alive: Complete List (So Far)

    For 50 straight weeks, Yahoo Movies is counting down Hollywood's very best working actors and actresses. Come back to Yahoo Movies every Thursday to see who makes the cut.

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  • Seahawks announce Russell Wilson’s getting divorced

    For all the coverage the NFL receives, one of the realities of the sport is that we truly don’t know the individuals participating in front of us. And many times, they prove to be as human as the rest of us. The Seahawks released a statement today saying that quarterback Russell Wilson was getting divorced.…

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  • Google Glass Is Now on Sale to Anyone Who Wants It

    This marks the first time, aside from a one-day stunt, that anyone could buy the controversial, Internet-connected headset.  Previously, Glass was available only to so-called Explorers — either developers who had earned the right to buy Glass first by attending a Google conference, or else winners of contests on Twitter and Google+. Google also opened up sales of Glass to everyone for one day only, on April 15 of this year.  Google Glass costs $1,500 and is still marked on Google’s website as an Explorer Edition. Google has used the “Explorer” term to signify that neither Glass itself, nor the software it runs, is yet complete.

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  • 'Gospel of Jesus's Wife': Doubts Raised About Ancient Text

    Now, new information uncovered by Live Science raises doubts about the origins of the scrap of papyrus. The gospel, written in the ancient Egyptian language Coptic, has made headlines ever since Harvard University professor Karen King announced its discovery. The business-card-size fragment contains the translated line "Jesus said to them, 'My wife …'" and also refers to a "Mary," possibly Mary Magdalene. If authentic, the papyrus suggests that some people believed in ancient times that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married.

  • The Costs of Internet 'Fast Lanes'

    Expect to hear a lot of I-told-you-sos from those who were worried about having a former cable lobbyist chair the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC is set to introduce a new set of rules on how Internet service providers can treat different services in different ways, and they reportedly will hew closely to the cable industry’s line. Late Wednesday the Wall Street Journal reported that the FCC would release new rules developed by its chairman, Tom Wheeler. Wheeler’s approach to the issue of net neutrality has been the subject of much hand-wringing, as his public statements have always left some question about his position on the issue.

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