Dan Siegel, Former Quan Aide, Occupy Oakland Hero, To Run For Mayor Of Oakland

Dan Siegel, long-time Oakland civil rights attorney, partner in the Oakland law firm Siegel & Yee, and long-time friend, and former legal adviser, to Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, is running…

College student, Army reservist shot to death during robbery attempt – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionThursday night, Arnold, his girlfriend and another friend were on a bike trail in the Kirkwood community when shots were fired during a robbery attempt, Atlanta police said.…

Carmelo Anthony misses 2nd in row – ESPN

ESPNNEW YORK — Knicks star Carmelo Anthony will miss Friday night’s game against the Toronto Raptors due to a lingering left ankle injury, coach Mike Woodson said. It will be…

Film posters withdrawn over race bias – BBC News

BBC NewsAn Italian film distributor has apologised after releasing unauthorised posters which promoted white actors over black actors in 12 Years A Slave. Unofficial posters for the film gave prominence…

Police: Teen on moped killed in hit-and-run crash – Las Vegas Sun

Las Vegas SunThe Clark County Coroner’s Office identified him as Alex Martinez, 15, of Las Vegas. He died of multiple blunt force injuries, officials said. The passenger on the moped…

Facebook Isn’t Cool With Teens, But That’s Totally NBD – ReadWrite

ReadWriteA new study claims teens are abandoning Facebook in droves. Even if that’s true, it may not matter. Selena Larson Author: Selena Larson Publish date: December 27, 2013 Section: Social…

‘Duck Dynasty’ — Phil Robertson Suspension is Over … Says A&E – TMZ.com

TMZ.com1227-phil-robertson-a-and-e The “Duck Dynasty” war with A&E is over — the network just announced Phil Robertson is no longer suspended … and filming will resume in a few months. The…

Michigan’s Mitch McGary out indefinitely – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAfter weeks of practicing and playing through pain, Michigan sophomore forward Mitch McGary has decided to have surgery on his lower back, the school announced Friday afternoon. He is…

Honest Las Vegas cabbie gets $10000 reward for returning cash – NBCNews.com (blog)

NBCNews.com (blog)A Vegas taxi driver who returned $300,000 left by a big-time poker player in his cab was rewarded for the good deed with $10,000 cash of his own. Yellow…

Pussy Riot speaks out against Putin, prison – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTwo members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot who spent nearly two years in prison for their irreverent protest in Moscow’s main cathedral held their first news conference…

Local ex-NBA player to become Atlanta firefighter – WSB Atlanta

Local ex-NBA player to become Atlanta firefighterWSB AtlantaTim James has been a hero in three different uniforms in three different fields. Channel 2’s Wendy Corona met James at Fire Station…

Justin Bieber Buys Himself a Belated Christmas Gift… a Puppy! – Celebuzz

CelebuzzBecause Biebs bought an American Bulldog pup in his hometown of Stratford, Ontario Dec. 26. And CB! has the exclusive pic to prove it. “Justin comes in all the time…

Egypt: Police clash with pro-Morsi protesters – Businessweek

BusinessweekCAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces fired tear gas at dozens of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi as authorities tighten security measures in the capital after renewed calls for…

Chinese Icebreaker Delayed in Antarctic Ship Rescue – TIME

TIMEA Chinese icebreaker headed to the Antarctic region to rescue a vessel stalled Friday due to bad weather and icy conditions. The ship Xue Long, which means Snow Dragon in…

Thunder’s Russell Westbrook out for knee surgery again – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWell, that changes everything in the Western Conference. Again. The Oklahoma City Thunder announced Friday that point guard Russell Westbrook had surgery on his right knee for the second…

Bears’ Gould gets 4-year contract extension – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneRobbie Gould has a goal of topping Kevin Butler as the Bears’ all-time leading scorer, now within 96 points of doing so. Gould also has a vision of winning…

Joan Rivers Might Be The Only Human Being Who Is Still Not A Fan Of Jennifer … – Contactmusic.com

Contactmusic.comAs much as it pains us to say it because we frankly prefer to think of Jennifer Lawrence as a magical, peace-bringing unicorn, the actress’ so-called “feud” with Joan Rivers…

Dean McDermott Cheated on Tori Spelling Claiming ‘Sexless Marriage’ – Guardian Express

Guardian ExpressThis is neither the website of, nor affiliated in any way with, Guardian News and Media. entertainment, tori spelling, dean mcdermott, cheating, emily goodhand. Tori Spelling is handling a…

The pretty to the ugly: 2013’s key fashion moments – Kansas City Star

Kansas City StarFashion always has its royalty, and this year, Kerry Washington was a queen. For real royalty, we had Kate Middleton, making the rest of us mortals feel a…

British Greenpeace activists back home after release from Russia – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesLONDON — Five British Greenpeace activists arrived in London on Friday after their release from detention in Russia, saying their goal of fighting Arctic oil development remained unchanged…

Roger Federer is trying a bigger racket (again) – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOn the same day he announced he’d be taking it old school by hiring Stefan Edberg to join his coaching team, Roger Federer revealed he’ll also be starting 2014…

Penguins’ Pascal Dupuis to have ACL surgery, likely done for year – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Pittsburgh Penguins, sitting in first in the Eastern Conference, haven’t used their litany of injuries as an excuse all season. So they won’t let their latest blow, a…

Knicks owner James Dolan: No trades or firings near – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNew York Knicks owner James Dolan told his players that no trades or coaching changes are imminent, a person familiar with the meeting told USA TODAY Sports. The person…

Kim Kardashian and Miley Cyrus sizzle on Instagram: Sexiest snap of 2013? – Fox News

Fox NewsKim Kardashian has been getting a lot of guff for her revealing maternity wear, but some, like new mom Molly Sims, say she looks great. More pics of Kim’s…

Why Retailers May Cash in on Duck Dynasty Flap – Businessweek

BusinessweekA handful of the biggest U.S. retailers have decided that the PR risk of staying plugged into the Duck Dynasy product pipeline is worth the reward: steady sales of an…

2014 NFL Pro Bowl: Player draft highlights change in format – Philly.com

Philly.comInstead of dividing them up by conference, the league’s top players will all be put in a pool and drafted into teams by Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders. With three…

Sources: James Dolan talked to team – ESPN

ESPNKnicks chairman James Dolan told New York players in a meeting Thursday that there are no trades or changes to the coaching staff forthcoming, ESPN.com has learned. Sources close to…

Ryan Kelly carving out his niche – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)The role of defensive ace on the Los Angeles Lakers has been vacated since the team used the amnesty provision on Metta World Peace in the offseason. So with…

Opportunity knocks now for Lakers – ESPN

ESPNLOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers may have achieved a mythical moral victory with their 101-95 loss to the Miami Heat on Christmas Day. In reality, they’re as bad…

Ebb, Flow, Swell – What A Battery Really Looks Like Inside – Science 2.0

Science 2.0A way to microscopically view battery electrodes while they are bathed in wet electrolytes means it is possible to mimic the realistic conditions inside actual batteries. It may not…

He’s cracked it! First look at Benedict Cumberbatch as World War II codebreaker … – Daily Mail

Daily MailHe plays the role of World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, who was ‘convicted of gross indecency after engaging in homosexual relations’. And as the mathematician receives a posthumous…

Greenpeace Russian oil protest arrests ‘worth it’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe arrest and detention of Greenpeace demonstrators over an Arctic oil drilling protest in Russia was “worth it”, according to a freed activist. Speaking on his return to the…

China icebreaker close to trapped Antarctic ship – BBC News

BBC NewsA scientific mission ship, trapped in dense pack ice off East Antarctica since Christmas Day, is close to being rescued as a Chinese icebreaker nears. The crew can see…

South Sudan government ‘agrees to truce’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe government of South Sudan has agreed to an immediate end to fighting with rebels, East African leaders meeting in Nairobi say. The leaders said they “welcomed the commitment…

Iran developing new centrifuges for uranium enrichment – Los Angeles Daily News

Los Angeles Daily NewsA nuclear power plant is shown in Bushehr, Iran, in 2010. (Majid Asgaripour, File, AP Photo/Mehr News Agency). By The Associated Press. Posted: 12/27/13, 9:46 AM PST…