African Leaders Press For Peace in South Sudan – New York Times

New York TimesJUBA, South Sudan — As clashes between government troops and rebels continued in South Sudan on Thursday, diplomats moved swiftly to drag the warring sides to the negotiating…

Singing in the Cold: Bruno Preps for Super Bowl – ABC News

Singing in the Cold: Bruno Preps for Super BowlABC NewsThe 28-year-old pop crooner will hit the stage for the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The singer,…

‘Breaking Bad’ & ‘Game Of Thrones’ Are The Most-Pirated Shows & It’s All The … – Bustle

BustleIt’s both an honor and a burden: Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad top the most-pirated list for 2013. Game Of Thrones takes first place (or, if you’re in it…

Bill Gates Is Building A Piss-Powered Cellphone? Justin Bieber & R. Kelly Rejoice! – PerezHilton.com

PerezHilton.comGolden shower? That’s so 20th Century! How about a golden cellphone plan? The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is investing in an engineering project that hopes to make cellphones that…

Oakland News: Mayor Quan’s Woodminster Wheelchair Problem In “White v. Oakland”

In this Oakland News, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan doesn’t know this until now, but as of this writing she’s about to be deposed in a lawsuit where the person who…

Blake Griffin vindicated, Draymond Green fined after Warriors-Clippers – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Los Angeles Clippers got the call they wanted the day after it mattered. Clippers forward Blake Griffin’s ejection in Wednesday’s loss to the Golden State Warriors was overruled…

last minute – China Mobile to offer iPhone from January 17 – Aviation Record

Aviation RecordAfter long anticipation, Apple and China Mobile announced on Monday that they have inked an agreement to bring iPhones to the world’s largest mobile network. “iPhones have appealed to…

Abe’s shrine visit spurs new tension in Asia – Xinhua

XinhuaWASHINGTON, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) — Major U.S. newspapers on Thursday published articles saying Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine spurs new tension in Asia and…

‘August: Osage County’ brings drama to family table – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAttending the family gathering in August: Osage County (**

Packers’ Aaron Rodgers starting Sunday against Bears – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comPackers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers will start Sunday against the Chicago Bears, his first game since breaking his collarbone in Week 9. Rodgers had tried unsuccessfully for three consecutive weeks to…

Dozens Injured in Rare Argentina Piranha Attack – Discovery News

Discovery NewsThe Palometa jack (Trachinotus goodei), a species of piranha, is being blamed for the Christmas Day attack on swimmers in Argentina. Corbis. Gallery. SeaMonstersRealandImagined. View Caption +#1: Monsters Ho!…

Female Athletes in China Suffer with Self-esteem Issues – CRIENGLISH.com

Female Athletes in China Suffer with Self-esteem IssuesCRIENGLISH.comZhang Ming, a professional bodybuilder and weightlifter, has noticed subtle changes in the way women work out. “I still think a lot of…

UN Presses for Urgent Peacekeeping Reinforcements in S. Sudan – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaThe United Nations says it hopes to put peacekeeping reinforcements in South Sudan within 48 hours, as government forces battled rebels Thursday for control of the Upper Nile…

Team USA beats Czech Republic at hockey’s world juniors – SI.com

Team USA beats Czech Republic at hockey’s world juniorsSI.comMALMO, Sweden (AP) — Providence’s Jon Gillies made 23 saves to help the United States open its world junior title defense with…

South Carolina star Jadeveon Clowney gets another speeding ticket – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSouth Carolina defensive star Jadeveon Clowney received another speeding ticket on Thursday morning, according to The State. It’s the potential top NFL draft pick’s second citation this month. BOWL…

Federal conference spending is leaving Las Vegas – USA TODAY

Federal conference spending is leaving Las VegasUSA TODAYFederal agencies have all but abandoned Las Vegas and other resort destinations — including Hawaii and Orlando — for government meetings and conferences,…

American Al-Qaeda Captive Warren Weinstein Seeks Obama’s Help – ABC News

ABC NewsAn elderly American man kidnapped and believed to be held captive by Al Qaeda for more than two years has a direct message for PresidentObama: He wants to come…

Boffo box office as slew of Christmas movies opens – Reuters

ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) – The holiday season’s new films drew crowds of people to theaters on Wednesday to make it the second highest-grossing Christmas Day on record for the U.S.…

Carnivorous fish attack bathers in Argentina – BBC News

BBC NewsA school of carnivorous fish related to the piranha has attacked bathers in an Argentine river, injuring about 70. Thousands of bathers were cooling off in the Parana River…

Justin Bieber’s Believe Is A Box Office Flop! – PerezHilton.com

PerezHilton.comMaybe that whole retirement hubbub was Justin Bieber’s way of telling his fans to get to the movies! Because according to early estimates, Believe is doing UN-believably poorly at the…

Blake Griffin shouldn’t have been ejected, NBA says in statement – Philly.com

Philly.comThe NBA has admitted that the referees got it wrong with Blake Griffin and Andrew Bogut’s brief Christmas scuffle. The NBA has released a statement on Thursday with Rod Thorn,…

Turkish Leader Denounces Graft Investigation – New York Times

New York TimesISTANBUL — An Istanbul prosecutor who had been overseeing a sprawling corruption investigation of the prime minister’s inner circle was removed from the case on Thursday, in a…

This day in history: Red Sox agree to send Babe Ruth to Yankees – FanSided

FanSidedNov 2, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Fans cheer as the duck boats carrying the Boston Red Sox players drive down Boylston Street during the World Series parade and celebration. Mandatory…

Scientists say Yasser Arafat was not poisoned – The Guardian

The GuardianA Russian investigation decided that Yasser Arafat died from natural causes. Photograph: Muhammed Muheisen/AP. A Russian investigation into the death of the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has found no…

Amazon Touts Quick Kindle Fire HDX Mayday Response – PC Magazine

PC MagazineWhen the Kindle Fire HDX debuted in September, Amazon launched its new “Mayday” tech support system with the promise of a human employee at your service within 15 seconds.…

What they’re saying: Michigan State’s suspension of Max Bullough ‘could … – MLive.com

MLive.comHow will the Michigan State players respond to the loss of their teammate Max Bullough? (J. Scott Park | MLive.com). Print

Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley expecting first child – CNN

CNN(EW.com ) — JWoww is going to be a mom! Former “Jersey Shore” star Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley wrote on her blog that she and her fiance Roger Matthews are expecting…

In video, American abducted in Pakistan says he feels abandoned – CNN

CNN(CNN) — Captured American Warren Weinstein looks tired and pale and speaks in steady monotone in pleading for his freedom to President Barack Obama. In the video released by al…

Justin Bieber Retiring From Singing Twitter Prank? ‘Heartbreaker’ Singer Tells … – KpopStarz

KpopStarzJustin Bieber told his fans on Twitter “I’m never leaving you,” leaving many beliebers wondering if his post about retiring from singing was a prank. “The media talks a lot…

NFL says ACL injuries are down – ESPN

ESPNNEW YORK — ACL injuries are down, the NFL has told its Health and Safety Advisory Committee. In a memo to the committee sent earlier this week and obtained by…

Miami Heat close out Los Angeles Lakers for 6th in row – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers missed having Kobe Bryant out on the court on Christmas Day. Same for LeBron James. Playing without its biggest star, Los…

Beyonce makes terminally ill girl’s wish come true – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBeyoncĂ© really is like a queen: She can grant a child’s last wish. Earlier this month, she did it for Taylon Davis, a 12-year-old with an inoperable brain tumor,…

70 Argentine people injured during terrifying piranha attack – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA man is treated after he was bit by a palometa, a type of piranha, while wading in the Parana River in Rosario, Argentina.(AP Photo/La Capital, Silvina Salinas). A…

‘Basketball Wives’ Lozada is engaged – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOne of the original Basketball Wives is going to be a wife again. Evelyn Lozada, whose two-month, 2012 marriage to NFLer Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson ended amid charges of domestic…

Rap Genius Website Banished for Trying to Game Google – ABC News

ABC NewsWhether you were preparing for your bar’s karaoke night or settling a bet about the exact words to “Like a Rolling Stone,” you’ve likely stumbled across lyrics websites in…