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    Delta Pilot Orders Pizza for Delayed Flight Stuck on Tarmac

    PHILADELPHIA — Diverted because of bad weather in Atlanta, a Delta Air Lines pilot and airport crew turned to the classic solution for many a grumpy passenger: pizza. As torrential rains swept through Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon, some flights were delayed arriving at the world’s busiest airport — and Delta’s home base. A 2 p.m. Delta flight from Philadelphia to Atlanta was diverted to Knoxville, Tennessee, because of the storms in Atlanta. Pizza delivered to the aircraft via baggage cart […]

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    Is It Ever Appropriate to Snoop on Your Partner?

    Here’s a scenario to consider: Your partner leaves his cell phone on the dining room table. His texts and emails can be easily accessed with just the touch of a fingertip. Would you look? Have you ever looked? If you said yes, you are definitely not alone. In a 2013 study conducted in the United Kingdom and reported in The Telegraph, 34% of women admitted they had looked through the cell phone of a partner or ex-partner without their knowledge. […]

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    Woman Battling Anorexia at 40 Pounds Gets Help After Plea on Social Media

    SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Rachael Farrokh, 37, weighs roughly 40 pounds, suffering from a severe form of anorexia for more than 10 years. After making a desperate plea for survival in a video posted to YouTube, Farrokh told CNN on Friday that she has raised enough money for her to start treatment for her eating disorder. Farrokh and her husband, Rod Edmondson, created a GoFundMe page that’s exceeded $120,000 in donations to cover her medical costs. Farrokh took to social media […]

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    Scrabble Dictionary Adds Lolz, Ridic and Lotsa New Words

    Scrabble dictionary has added lotsa new words for its players, and some are so ridic, they’ll make you lolz. The venerable board game has an additional 6,500 words, including a few once limited to social media and technology. A number of the new words are straight from the mouths of the cool kids. There’s lotsa, twerking, lolz, emoji and ridic — short for ridiculous. Facetime, which means talking with someone via the Apple app of the same name, will earn […]

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    Jimmy Kimmel Gets Emotional During His Farewell Tribute to David Letterman

    LOS ANGELES — The love just keeps flowing for David Letterman. On Tuesday night, fellow late night host Jimmy Kimmel got emotional on his show as he bid farewell to Letterman who will end an era Wednesday night when he bows out of his “Late Show with David Letterman.” Kimmel talked about watching Letterman’s show as a youngster while he stayed up late drawing. Letterman made quite an impression on the aspiring artist, who started drawing pictures of Letterman in […]

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    Airbag Maker Takata Announces Largest Auto Recall Ever

    NEW YORK — Takata is nearly doubling the size of its already massive recall for faulty airbags, making it the largest auto recall in history. The company has already recalled airbags used in about 18 million vehicles for the problem. This move will bring that number up to about 34 million autos. That is nearly one out of every seven cars on U.S. roads today. The recall is one of the largest consumer product recalls ever. At least five deaths […]

  • In the summer of 2015, a "leap second" will threaten havoc across the internet.

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    Leap Second: Here’s Why June 30 Will Be 1 Second Longer

    ATLANTA — Get your apocalypse bunker ready. Next month, a “leap second” will threaten to wreak havoc across the Internet. Earlier this year, the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (yup, that exists) declared that we’re all living about a second ahead of where we should be — the Earth’s rotation has slowed, and we’ll need an extra second for the planet to catch up. The IERS announced in January that the leap second will take place on June […]

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    5-Year-Old Convinces Mom to Buy Homeless Man a Meal at Waffle House

    PRATTVILLE, Ala. — Faced with a homeless man standing outside a restaurant, what would you do? And what do you tell your children if they ask why he’s standing out there? Ava Faulk of Prattville, Alabama, knew what to tell her 5-year-old son a few weeks ago. Faulk and her son, Josiah Duncan, were eating dinner at a local Waffle House a few weeks ago when they spotted a man with his bike holding a bag outside the restaurant. Noticing […]

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    Boston Marathon Bomber Sentenced to Death

    BOSTON (CNN) — A jury has sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death. There was no visible reaction from Tsarnaev. CNN Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin said a years-long appeal process is expected, but “the overwhelming likelihood is that he will die.” The jury’s verdict marked the first time in the post-9/11 era that federal prosecutors have won the death penalty in a terrorism case. Tsarnaev will likely be sent to the federal death row in Terre Haute, Indiana. The […]

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    Blues Legend B.B. King Dies at 89

    (CNN) — Blues legend B.B. King influenced countless musicians with his virtuoso picking style and full-bodied song delivery. Many of those musicians took to social media to remember the guitarist, his prized instrument and the gift he bestowed on generations of music lovers after his death Thursday night at 89. Fellow Musicians  Fellow artists shared their favorite quotes from the always wise and often inscrutable King, as well as the best photos of the ax man in action. Singer-guitarist Lenny […]

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    The ‘Living Concrete’ That Can Heal Itself

    It’s the world’s most popular building material, and ever since the Romans built the pantheon from it some 2,000 years ago, we’ve been trying to find ways to make concrete more durable. No matter how carefully it is mixed or reinforced, all concrete eventually cracks, and under some conditions, those cracks can lead to collapse. “The problem with cracks in concrete is leakage,” explains professor Henk Jonkers, of Delft University of Technology, in the Netherlands. “If you have cracks, water […]

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    Honda Recalls 5 Million Cars as Airbag Woes Spread

    HONG KONG — Honda has recalled an additional 4.89 million cars equipped with possibly faulty airbags manufactured by Japan-based Takata. The recall covers 14 models produced between 2002 and 2008, including the Civic and CR-V ranges, according to a Honda spokesperson. More than 3 million of the cars are located outside of Japan. Honda said it was recalling the vehicles because of the risk of “abnormal” inflation of the airbags. The carmaker has recalled a total of 11.4 million vehicles […]


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