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New York teen gamer latest victim of 'swatting,' police say
A hoaxer who triggered a massive police response was engaged in an increasingly popular prank called "swatting," authorities there say.
Celebrity Chef Creates Fridge Hack Out Of Egg Carton
Celebrity chef and TV personality Alton Brown makes a living by inventing and reinventing everyday kitchen items. His latest demonstration of this really puts the mustard on the hot dog though. Literally. Brown first rose to fame as the host of Food Network's show "Good Eats" from 1999 to 2012. A trademark feature of the show involved the chef improvising makeshift kitchen utensils that rivaled those sold in stores...
College Baseball Players Lip-sync to Song From Disney's 'Frozen'
An unlikely duo is providing a refreshing spin on an instant classic. Matt Kilby and Brad Borosak play college baseball for the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. The teammates are gearing up for a big weekend as the Midshipmen prepare to host archrival Army in a two-day back-to-back doubleheader series. Borosak notes that he has even seen a few tweets from West Point directed at the team...
Kerry: Cold War diplomacy was ā€˜easier' than today
Secretary of State John Kerry waxed nostalgic for the Cold War on Tuesday, saying the era of civil defense drills and mutual assured destruction was an ā€œeasierā€ or ā€œsimplerā€ time in which to lead American diplomacy.
What life is like in solitary confinement
Filmmaker Dan Edge takes a look inside the brutal isolation unit at Maine State Prison for PBS' "Frontline."
U.S. sends 600 troops to Poland, Baltics in message to Russia over Ukraine
In a move to reassure Russia's neighbors, the United States will send some 600 paratroopers to Poland and the Baltics starting tomorrow as part of an open-ended military commitment prompted by Moscow's actions in Ukraine.
New Idaho Business Provides Venue for Customers to Break Stuff
Das Breakroom is a new business in Boise, Idaho, that opened on Tax Day. The premise behind the establishment is certainly unique but relatively simple. "Our sole purpose is to provide a place for people to engage in recreational destruction," business owner Tom Farrenkopf told KBOI TV in Boise. "What we mean by that is, come in and break stuff."
Scientists developing laser that could control the weather
Researchers at the University of Arizona and University of Central Florida's College of Optics & Photonics are working on a high-energy laser that could, in theory, induce rain or lightning when pointed at clouds.
Five things you (probably) don't know about Earth Day
Earth Day turns 44 on Tuesday, and it's more popular than ever. One might suspect the holiday was created by eco-warriors in tie-dyed shirts and leather-fringe vests. Not so. Read on for a collection of facts you (probably) didn't know about Earth Day.
After 7 years, Minnesota woman finally brings adopted daughters home
Suann Hibbs, who fought for more than seven years to adopt three girls from Guatemala, has won her battle to bring them home.
The face of hemp in Washington
Yahoo News spends a day with Ben Droz, Capitol Hill's hemp lobbyist.
Baggage Handlers Caught on Tape Throwing Bags 20 Feet to Ground
A Canadian airline may dismiss two of its employees following a video that has received more than a million views on YouTube. Dwayne Stewart uploaded a clip to the site on Thursday that he filmed from his Vancouver, British Columbia-bound Air Canada flight. In the video, luggage handlers at Toronto Pearson International Airport are shown tossing bags that were checked at the gate down about 20 feet to a bin...
Rio overpass demolished as part of Olympic redevelopment
Hosting the Olympics is an honor. It's also a lot of work: Host cities build stadiums, construct hotels, and, in some cases, even blow up highways to get ready to handle the massive influx of athletes and spectators.
Boy Scouts shut down troop for refusing to banish gay scoutmaster
The Boy Scouts of America, one of the country's largest and oldest youth organizations, has shut down a Seattle troop and pack for refusing to remove an openly homosexual scoutmaster.
These Wingsuit Pilots Complete an Almost Impossible Stunt at 12,000 Feet
A video released by a wingsuit pilot-cameraman displays not only the incredible risk involved with the stunt, but the process behind planning it. Jokke Sommer, Espen Fadnes and Ludovic Woerth are the world's most renowned wingsuit pilots. The trio teamed up for a Web series on EpicTV called "The Perfect Flight." The premise is simple: Three men travel the world looking for the best landmarks and locations to fly by, over, or underneath...
Watch This Very Smart Ape Demonstrate How to Roast Marshmallows
For one very talented ape, having no trainer and no assistance is no problem when it comes to making a favorite fireside snack. Kanzi the bonobo is not your average animal. The ape knows some American Sign Language, can create stone tools, and apparently cooks. That last trait is highlighted in a viral video from BBC One. The U.K. network's show "Monkey Planet" explores "your animal family as you've never seen it before...
The phone call that may have saved a building from falling onto New York City
Walk around Manhattan and you're sure to see dozens, if not hundreds of feats of engineering that are likely to leave even the most cynical citydweller gobsmacked. One of the most amazing buildings in the Big Apple is located at 601 Lexington Avenue.
Obama plans clemency for hundreds of drug offenders
For Scrivner, time has crawled, it's dawdled, and on bad days, it's felt like it's stood completely still. She was 27 years old when she started serving a 30-year sentence in federal prison for selling a few ounces of methamphetamine. Now, 20 years later, she feels like she's still living in the early 90s—she's never seen or touched a cell phone, she still listens to her favorite band The Scorpions, and she carefully coats her eyelids in electric blue eyeshadow in the morning...
Ukraine PM: Putin 'has a dream to restore the Soviet Union'
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk believes Russian President Vladimir Putin "has a dream to restore the Soviet Union" — and Putin realizing that dream would be disastrous for the rest of the world.
Illinois mayor sends cops after man who created parody Twitter account
The local story has made national headlines after readers across the country protested the official response to the Twitter parody account.
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