Friday, May 22, 2015 06:04
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Top 10 moments from the final 'Late Show With David Letterman'
A slew of stars — including Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, Tina Fey, Jim Carrey and the Foo Fighters — helped usher the 68-year-old gap-toothed funnyman into retirement after 33 years on late-night television.
The emoji diversity lobby
It's an understatement to say Emma Kelly is a proud redhead. As the owner of the website Ginger Parrot, it's her job to keep up with her clan's news. She regularly posts photos of Jessica Chastain, tips for keeping your hair color vibrant and recurring interviews with the “Ginger of the Month.” Recently, however, she's taken on a weightier cause: the fight for redheads to be represented in emoji form...
What presidential candidates need to understand about income inequality
Before I sat down with President Obama to talk about trade a few weeks ago, I called a few economists with different perspectives. One of them was Robert Shapiro, a longtime Democratic advisor, who urged me to look at a paper he had recently written about income growth over the last several presidencies. I did.
You can "see forever" from the top of One World Trade Center, tallest building in U.S.
A woman photographs the Manhattan skyline from the One World Observatory observation deck on the 100th floor of the One World Trade center tower in New York during a press tour of the site May 20, 2015. One World Observatory will open to the public on May 29. REUTERS/Mike Segar
'Visual Stories Exploring Global Themes' – Seventeen countries, five timely themes
A girl holding her flag during a march against the Berlusconi's government in Rome in May 2009. (Photograph by Paolo Marchetti)
Crisis in California: Innovative technologies under development for cleaning up oil spills
As California struggles to deal with Tuesday's huge oil spill, scientists are working on more efficient technologies to aid in future cleanups.
Man gets new hat, buys billboard to tell the world
One man in Minneapolis has a new hat, and he's trying desperately to make sure you know about it. Curt Oren, a quirky 23-year-old musician, has always used humor to express his fashion — including the time he got his face printed on a T-shirt. But once he bought a new hat that read “Curt's New Hat,” he knew he had to up his game and let the world know. He started by changing his name on Facebook to New Hat...
Action Movie Kid is back with a new sibling and a new enemy
Raising kids is always an adventure, but what happens if your children also have superpowers?
Goodbye, Dave. Hello Deli.
David Letterman is signing off. The host of “Late Show” on CBS is retiring this week after a career that also included more than a decade hosting “Late Night” on NBC.
Rohingya boat people
Newly arrived migrants gather at Kuala Langsa Port in Langsa, Aceh province, Indonesia, Friday, May 15, 2015. More than 2,000 Rohingya refugees have landed on the shores of Indonesia's Aceh province, as well as in neighboring Malaysia. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
Photos of the day - May 20, 2015
The first mock-up of the iconic Darth Vader helmet is seen during the 'Star Wars Identities' Exhibtion Press Preview & VIP Opening at Odysseum on May 20, 2015 in Cologne, Germany. (Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images)
California oil spill
Workers clean up an oil slick along the coast of Refugio State Beach in Goleta, California, United States, May 20, 2015. A pipeline ruptured along the scenic California coastline on Tuesday, spilling some 21,000 gallons (79,000 liters) of oil into the ocean and on beaches before it could be secured, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Twin Peaks waitresses chronicle Texas biker bloodshed, uncertain futures
Twin Peaks waitresses chronicle their fear, frustration and uncertain futures in the wake of the bloody biker brawl in Waco, Texas.
Pinterest removes (then reactivates) #GunFAIL boards
David Waldman uses his #GunFAIL boards to keep track of all the children who are accidentally shot and killed in the United States.
Biker gangs: PhDs in intimidation
As police in Waco, Texas, continue the lengthy task of charging 170 members of two separate motorcycle gangs involved in a shootout that killed 9 bikers and injured 18 others, we are learning more about these rival gangs with a feud nearly half a century long.
Burundi political tensions
Demonstrators rally past a barricade in the Cibitoke neighborhood of Bujumbura, Burundi, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
University dress code sparks leg selfie protest in Algeria
People are showing some leg on social media in solidarity for a girl who was banned from taking a law exam in Algeria because her skirt was too short.
Drought shaming targets wealthy California water wasters who have lush lawns
California is struggling through its fourth year of a devastating drought, but that has not stopped every one from reducing their water consumption.
Mom face-plants during daughter's beachside proposal
When Bill Devaney decided to pop the question to Breanne Clark, his girlfriend of seven years, he picked the scene of their first date — Lake Michigan. On Saturday, May 10, he rounded up Breanne's entire family and headed to the scenic spot under the guise that they would be taking a group photo.