Local

Man spanks hippo at L.A. Zoo; video goes viral

Police are investigating the unauthorized slapping of a hippopotamus’ butt by a man who hopped over a barrier at the Los Angeles Zoo.

Shipwreck remnants stuck near popular Santa Cruz beach

A 50-year-old commercial fishing boat ran aground by a popular Santa Cruz beach early Sunday, spewing 200 gallons of diesel fuel into the water and ...

Oakland police officer remains in critical condition after crash

An Oakland police officer who was critically injured this week after a collision involving a semi-truck was identified as the son of a lieutenant, authorities ...

Missing Pittsburg woman found dead in Contra Costa County canal

The body of a woman who was reported missing last month was found in a canal in Contra Costa County, officials said Monday. Kreonna Smith, ...

Ex-Monterey County CHP officer convicted of rape

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Technology

MoviePass' owner lost a lot of money last quarter, and it's also getting sued

MoviePass’ recent struggles are no secret, but things just got even worse.  The movie subscription service’s parent company Helios & Matheson Analytics Incfiled its quarterly ...

Instagram is investigating hacked accounts, promises new 2FA features

Instagram says it is “aware that some people are having difficulty accessing their Instagram accounts” and that it is investigating the “issue” that’s caused hundreds ...

Did 'Fortnite' Peak?

Read more…More about Mashable Reels, Sn Reels, Fortnite, Tech, and Gaming

Twitter punishes Alex Jones—but he's still not banned

Twitter has taken action against Alex Jones. A Twitter spokesperson confirmed Jones’ personal account has limited functions after he posted a tweet that violated its ...

First look: Inside SureFly's two-person octocopter

In Manhattan’s Flatiron Plaza on Monday, children gawked and construction workers tiptoed in curiosity around transportation company Workhorse’s product showcase of two futuristic vehicles: the ...

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Money

Mapping The World's Most (And Least) Livable Cities

If you want to move to the world’s most liveable city, pack your bags and book a flight to Vienna. The Economist assessed 140 major cities ...

It's Official: "Britain's Democracy Now At Risk"

Authored by Jessica Garland via TruePublica.org.uk, Electoral Reform Society: It’s not just campaigners saying it any more: democracy is officially at risk, according to parliament’s ...

Even China Has A Higher Proportion Of Women Politicians Than America

As primary elections in the United States closed last Tuesday and the results trickled in on Wednesday, a clear pattern emerged from the ballot box: women ...

Kim Dotcom Warns Of Economic Collapse – Says "Buy Gold And Bitcoin"

Kim Dotcom (Kim Schmitz), a controversial internet pirate and cryptocurrency advocate, recently urged all 736k followers to immediately buy gold and Bitcoin because President Trump ...

UN Gives Unconditional 'Green Light' For Shifting "The Rescued" To Europe

Via GEFIRA, The global establishment goes out of its way to increase the number of immigrants in Europe. If the governments of particular states such ...

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Living

How To Avoid Getting A Cold On An Airplane

The dreaded airplane cold is one of the worst parts of air travel — but there are simple tricks to make sure you don’t get ...

Che Apalache Hopes To Open Minds And Ears With Their Latin Bluegrass Fusion

Che Apalache is a band made up of one North American and three Argentinians. They play bluegrass and have been a big hit with Anglo ...

'A Girl's Guide' To Growing Up On A Secretive Missile Test Site

When Karen Piper was 6, her family moved to the Mojave Desert. In A Girl’s Guide To Missiles she describes how her parents designed weapons, ...

Archive

The Georgia Archives building, also known as the ‘White Ice Cube’ for its pale hue, windowless facade and modernist shape, was a prominent feature of ...

Is religion a universal in human culture or an academic invention?

If anything seems self-evident in human culture, it’s the widespread presence of religion. People do ‘religious’ stuff all the time; a commitment to gods, myths ...

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Sports

Quinn Cook surprises mom with brand new car

Quinn Cook went undrafted in 2015 after spending four seasons at Duke. He finally signed his first guaranteed NBA contract with the Warriors on April

Nick Young opens up about why he signed with Warriors last summer

After 10 seasons of mostly losing, Nick Young became a winner with the Warriors last season. Over the weekend, he explained why he needed to ...

Giants get good news on Brandon Crawford, get Brandon Belt back on roster

All things considered, it was a good day for the Giants. Brandon Crawford won’t need a trip to the DL and Brandon Belt is back, ...

Watch 49ers WR Dante Pettis crush BP homers in Minute Maid Park

With a little free time in Houston on Tuesday, 49ers rookie wide receiver Dante Pettis took batting practice infront of his father, Gary Pettis at ...

49ers notes: Practices heat up with Texans in Houston

The 49ers are ready to go up against someone else other than themselves at practice and the weather will add an element to up the ...

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Entertainment

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With cell phone plans coming up every weekend is really hard to choose the best cell phone plan that will fit your needs and budget. ...

On the Charts: Panic! At the Disco Take Number One With 'Pray for the Wicked'

Panic! At the Disco scored their second straight Number One album as Brendon Urie and company’s new LP Pray for the Wicked opened atop the ...

Selena Gomez's 'Back to You' Is the Song of the Summer

What makes a summer jam? Is it the sunniest chorus, the hottest beat, the most weeks on the charts? Do the lyrics have to be ...

Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooter Has Conviction Overturned

The man accused of firing multiple gunshots at Lil Wayne’s tour bus in April 2015 had his conviction overturned Friday, just three years into a ...

Drake's 'Scorpion' Shatters Single-Day Streaming Records

Drake‘s Scorpion shattered single-day streaming records on both Apple Music and Spotify, with the rapper’s new double album on pace for the most streamed week ...

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The Mix

Happy Birthday, Badass – August 14

By CRACKED Writing Staff  Published: August 14th, 2018 

11 Real Photos That Prove Mother Nature Is Freaking Insane

By Ivan Farkas  Published: August 14th, 2018 

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#263 – Week of August 12, 2018 Live From the Orbit: Russian Astronaut Has a Great YouTube Channel! – [wow space]Astronomers Detect Giant Rogue Planet ...

5 Shows You Didn't Know Were A Nightmare Behind The Scenes

By Adam Wears  Published: August 13th, 2018 

5 Western Things That Went Insane In Other Countries

By Jordan Breeding  Published: August 13th, 2018 

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Politics

Democrats post night of firsts in Tuesday primaries

Democratic voters selected a diverse array of history-making candidates in primaries across four states Tuesday, including nominating a transgender woman for governor of Vermont. Christine ...

Top takeaways from a groundbreaking election night for Democrats

A hodgepodge of states that voted in primaries on Tuesday revealed a surprising amount about the state of Democratic politics these days. In the Northeast, ...

‘People are terrified’: Trump staffers live in fear of Omarosa’s next tape

A daily trickle of revealing internal conversations between staffers. Growing anxiety about what one might have once said. No sense of how long it will ...

Ellison wins Minnesota AG primary despite abuse allegations

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) on Tuesday won his party’s nomination in his bid to be Minnesota’s next attorney general, days after the son of an ...

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Opinion

The Real Lessons of Middlebury College

Many people seem shocked at the recent savagery of a mob of students at Middlebury College, who rioted to prevent Charles Murray from addressing a…

Education at a Crossroads

In just a matter of days — perhaps next Monday — a decision will be made in Washington affecting the futures of millions of children ...

Education at a Crossroads: Part II

One of the painful realities of our time is that most public schools in most low-income, inner-city neighborhoods produce educational outcomes…

Random Thoughts, Looking Back

Any honest man, looking back on a very long life, must admit — even if only to himself — being a relic of a bygone ...

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