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Pipeline explosion witnesses describe scene where 73 died: ‘People’s skin came off’

January 20, 2019 |

Grief-stricken family members and witnesses to Friday’s pipeline explosion in central Mexico — which killed at least 73 people, burning many to just bones or ash, and injured at least 74 — were still reeling from the tragedy Saturday.
FOX News

The average stock-market investor might be getting ripped off. Brett Redfearn thinks he can stop it

January 2, 2019 |

It’s harder these days to find reasons for stocks to rise. But the recent 5,000-point market plunge, and seemingly daily swings, when consumers are still spending and the unemployment rate is at historical lows, has more and more people thinking that it’s not the economy that is broken — but the…


L.A. Times – Business

CNN

Study: Melting of Greenland’s ice is ‘off the charts’

December 7, 2018 |

Greenland’s massive ice sheets contain enough water to raise global sea levels by 23 feet, and a new study shows that they are melting at a rate “unprecedented” over centuries — and likely thousands of years.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

China ‘has taken the gloves off’ in its thefts of U.S. technology secrets

November 19, 2018 |

It was the great microchip heist — a stunning Chinese-backed effort that pilfered as much as $ 8.75 billion in patented American technology.

U.S. officials say the theft took a year to pull off and involved commercial spies, a Chinese-backed company, a Taiwanese chipmaker and employees affiliated…


L.A. Times – Business

He Shot a Rattlesnake’s Head Off. An Hour Later, a Surprise

June 20, 2018 |

A rattlesnake had its head shot off only to go after its executioner an hour later, as seen in a wild video making the rounds on social media. Billy Forbus of Montgomery, Ala., tells WSFA he shot the snake, separating its head from the body, after finding it in his…
Newser

TMZ

Whitney Cummings Still ‘Pissed Off’ About ‘Roseanne’ Experience

June 11, 2018 |

Whitney Cummings can’t hide it … she’s angry about Roseanne Barr and what happened to her former coworkers on “Roseanne” — so much so, it’s hard for her to find the right words. The comedian and former “Roseanne” showrunner sounded like she…

TMZ.com

Cops: ‘Hats Off’ to Seniors Who Pulled Off School Prank

May 16, 2018 |

As far as senior pranks go, this may win “Most All-Around Appreciated” in the annual superlatives. BuzzFeed reports on some end-of-year scheming by students at Cumberland High School in Wisconsin, with the school district and even local cops applauding the results. The call that came into the Cumberland Police Department…
Newser

TMZ

Taylor Swift Sued Over ‘Shake it Off,’ You Ripped Off ‘Hater’s Gonna Hate!!!’

September 19, 2017 |

UPDATE:  Taylor’s rep tells TMZ, “This is a ridiculous claim and nothing more than a money grab.  The law is simple and clear.  They do not have a case.” ——————— Taylor Swift’s massive hit “Shake it Off’ was not…

TMZ.com

Annabelle: Creation Might Just ‘Scare Your Pants Off’

August 11, 2017 |

The creepy doll that frightened in The Conjuring (2013) and Annabelle (2014) is back in a prequel to a prequel, in which viewers meet the toy maker who created her. When tragedy strikes, Annabelle is locked away in a room in his California home—until curious orphans discover her. Critics…
Newser