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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:The “Oculus Platform” Marketplace For Virtual Reality Apps Coming This Fall — Oculus announced the “Oculus Platform” store for developers to distribute their virtual reality apps and
When President Obama took office in 2009, congressional Democrats were euphoric. With control of the House, Senate and the White House, and high public approval for their new party standard bearer, Democrats eagerly embraced Obama and all the long-awaited policy
Ronald Thompson, 47, is on the run for murder after allegedly stabbing his father in the neck with a knife, Fulton County police said. Ronald Thompson, 47, is on the run for murder after allegedly stabbing his father in the
Its safe to say that Steve Jobs was off the mark when he declared that no one would buy big smartphones -- theyve become popular enough that Apple itself is now making large iPhones . But how did these supersized
Heavy trucks were not able to take the detour due to the tight turns and weight restrictions on the wood bridges along the route. All five occupants, four in one vehicle and one in the other, were taken to hospital
James Guy Bell will spend the next five years of his life in prison for raping an eight-month-old female terrier dog on his front porch reported the Facebook page of Roses Road to Recovery Friday afternoon. A huge crowd gathered
James W. Daniel III is charged with rape, accused of pistol whipping and raping a 46-year-old jogger about 5:30 a.m. on West 104th Street near Lake Avenue. The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Daniel at his half-brothers West
GlaxoSmithKline PLC became the latest Western company punished in Chinas crackdown on corporate corruption, saying Friday that a Chinese court found its subsidiary in the country guilty of bribing nongovernment personnel and fined the company close to 300 million .
A Secret Service police officer holds a weapon as he stands near an entrance to the White House complex during an evacuation minutes after President Barack Obama departed Washington for Camp David aboard Marine One on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.
An update on the Bell , Florida murder -suicide was announced at a press conference Thursday night. The gruesome scene unfolded in Bell starting with the killing of six children and ended with the additional deaths of two adults in
Police announced the arrest of two suspects in connection with the August 29 armed robbery at the State Fairs Land of 10,000 Beers Craft Beer Hall . St. Paul residents Antontio Washington, 20, and Jarret Maiden, 35, have been booked
The Walworth County Humane Officer in Delavan, Wisconsin is asking the public to help identify a dead, young female purebred Mastiff found Sunday along the White River State Trail. The dog had been shot eight times and stabbed in the
I just heard on the news about the native american bird mask found in Maine that may have inspired the hawks logo, but does anyone know who actually submitted the design that was chosen? Im assuming it was maybe some
Michael R. Vucic, 41, of the 100 block of East Laurel Avenue in Lake Forest, has been accused of sexually assaulting a former student. Michael R. Vucic, 41, of the 100 block of East Laurel Avenue in Lake Forest, has
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In 2008, Outside the Wire, a theater company, began productions of Sophocles Ajax and Philoctetes to audiences of soldiers and marines returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. And whither must I go? What end, what purpose Could urge thee to it?
John Luther Adams is a classical composer living in Alaska. His piece Become Ocean won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music. It was commissioned by the Seattle Symphony and premiered there in mid-2013. Carnegie Hall hosted that same orchestra for
Why do so many poor people eat junk food, fail to budget properly, show no ambition? Linda Tirado knew exactly why... because she was one of them. Bonus: Q&A with Tirado.Heres where it all started, and heres the Huffpo follow-up.
When the champion of adult culture is portrayed, even by himself, as an old curmudgeon yelling at the kids to get off his lawn, it suggests that this adult culture is one of the unfortunate but necessary costs of coming
It was always assumed that V-formation flight was learned from the adult birds. But these guys are all the same age and they learned to fly from a human in a microlight. They learned V-formation flying from each other. National
R.I.P., the Vincent Price of podcasts Lawrence Santoro (old but useful site), writer, director, and actor, passed this July. But he might be best known for his work as a podcaster, most notably through his Tales to Terrify. Other writers
Sentenced in a Swedish court, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg gets extradited to Denmark to stand trial for another case of system intrusion.Mefis Own, Jacob Applebaum has some choice words after his testimony in the Danish court. the Swedish security services conducted
SIMILO. 2065. The entire planet is hit by the effects of climate change. One of the few places that remain habitable is Antarctica, where corporations have built private cities. Hebe and Ciro get back together again. She is looking for
This country, when it was ever known on the global stage under the union, was associated with tragedy, in terrible events like Lockerbie and Dunblane; its now synonymous with real people power. Forget Bannockburn or the Scottish Enlightenment, the Scots
Okay, the old man in the tavern tells you, Many years ago the powerful sage known as Mefis own Lore collected much wisdom about the sundry monsters of which the elders taught of us in the Monster Manual. Lores annotations
On Friday, 32 guards who were employees of the Florida Department of Corrections were fired; all were accused of being associated with the deaths of inmates at four state prisons. The union representing the states corrections officers, however, says Crews
Ten years ago today saw the English launch of a quirky Japanese puzzler, a sleeper hit that would go down as one of the most endearing, original, and gleefully weird gaming stories of the 2000s: Katamari Damacy.Its fever-dream plot has
One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed. Caruana started the tournament with a win, then another. Then another. And another. And another. At the halfway mark, when each player had faced all