You no longer have to wonder what gadget to get the tikes on your holiday gift list this year: the far-and-away most popular electronics product the kids are clamoring for in 2011 is the iPad.
Did you visit The Drudge Report yesterday to get the latest breaking news on the Obamacare decision? We were mainly focused on CNN (big mistake) but if you stopped by Matt Drudge's breaking news site, you were not alone.
The New York Times has a report out Friday on the expanding investigation into whether optics giant Olympus's scandal over missing billions has connections to the yakuza.
President Obama is looking to reward the historically repressive country sometimes called Burma, other times called Myanmar, for liberalizing ever so slightly this past year, reports the AP and The New York Times.
Nepotism and wealth go together according to a study published in the Journal of Labor Economics.
It's a somewhat depressing statistic: one in five Americans took at least one medication commonly used to treat a mental disorder in 2010, with women 25 percent more likely to seek out such drug treatment, according to a report released today from Medco, a health care company.
Clothing retailer Benetton has launched another shock-ad campaign that aims to sell more of their high-end clothes folks with Photoshopped images of world leaders playing tonsil hockey.
Former House Speaker and current president candidate Newt Gingrich was paid between $1.6 and $1.8 million for his consulting work with semi-public mortgage company Freddie Mac, reports Bloomberg.
Mike McQueary, the coaching assistant who witnessed Jerry Sandusky raping a child in the Penn State locker room in 2002, told CBS's Armen Keteyian that the case has left him, "all over the place -- just kind of shaken ... like a snow globe."
While Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant Penn State football coach arrested for sexually abusing young boys, did his public image no favors with his interview on NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams, his admissions to Bob Costas could end up hurting him the most in court.
After a CBS editor accidentally let it slip that GOP candidates doing better in the race would, naturally, be given more of a chance to speak during televised debates, we've charted candidate speaking time against their airtime in Saturday's CBS/National Journal debate.
At least one airline is getting its comeuppance for those hours-long, pre-liftoff runway waits that have passengers scratching their heads while they sit on the tarmac.
After facing a losing a reported $30 million in 2010, the Newsweek Daily Beast Company is replacing publisher Ray Chelstowski with former CBS Interactive executive Eric Danetz. Update: Also out is managing editor Tom Weber. Update 2: And now, it's longtime Tina Brown deputy Edward Felsenthal, most recently executive editor, who is out.
Keeping with the timetable many have expected since September, the U.S. Supreme Court says today that yes, it will decide whether or not the health care reform signed by President Obama is constitutional by next July, the AP and Reuters are reporting.
Patrick Witt, star quarterback of Yale's football team, decided to pull his Rhodes Scholarship application in order to play in the Harvard-Yale football game this coming Saturday, Bloomberg News and the Yale Daily News are reporting.
After watching a college-basketball game that took place aboard a 113,500-ton aircraft carrier, President Obama did something even more absurd by the end of the weekend: he reiterated, yet again, that yes, he believes waterboarding is torture, just like he did when he banend the practice in 2009.
Ever since Eddie Murphy stepped down as Oscars host following Brett Ratner's departure as producer, the Internet has spoken clearly on who it wants the replacement host to be: the Muppets!
The other shoe dropped in the MF Global bankruptcy after the company fired 1,066 of its employees today.
Two unrelated deaths at Occupy encampments last night -- at Occupy Burlington and at Occupy Oakland -- are together making headlines this morning and casting a shadow on the movement nationally.
Lots of Italian and international observers have had basta with Silvio Berlusconi for years, but none more so than The Economist, which, in cover story after cover story, has been trying to take down the libidinous Italian leader since 2001 -- so congrats to The Economist!
Though Joe Paterno is the natural target of ire in the Penn State sex scandal, much of the harshest criticism is being reserved for the man who reported one of the alleged rapes in the first place.
Though the details still need hammering out, Karen Kraushaar and Sharon Bialek, two of the women accusing Herman Cain of sexual harassment, want to speak out at a joint news conference "so they can air their stories together," The Washington Post reports.
Apparently we've only seen the tip of News Corp.'s phone-hacking iceberg.
Three of the old fogies of the tech industry can't seem to get enough of tousling in bed together.
One day after the UN officially issued a damning report that Iran is trying to build nuclear weapons, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had decided that the best way to respond is to insist that his nation will keep doing what it's doing--but that what it's doing isn't nuclear weapons.
Various news outlets are reporting on a protester who's found latest, greatest way of getting attention for his issue: hanging off of a rope ladder over the Hudson River.
The New York Times-Huffington Post media spat over Lisa Belkin's Parentlode blog just got legal after The Times filed a lawsuit against the news website.
It turns out News of the World not only invaded the private lives of those it phone hacked, but also the lives of the lawyers hired to represent the phone-hacked in "an attempt to gather evidence for false smears about their private lives," The Guardian's Nick Davis reports.
The crime of having a little bit of weed was was all the rage in New York City last year, according to the AP.
The world has apparently reached the point where the best way for a politician to smother rumors of his impending resignation is to update his Facebook status.
The latest arrest of a News Corp. journalist--this one believed to be The Sun's Jamie Pyatt--happened at 10:30 a.m. this morning, The Guardian reports.
Meet the Open Source Center, the unassumingly-named CIA offshoot that spies on the world through "pores over Facebook, newspapers, TV news channels, local radio stations, Internet chat rooms -- anything overseas that anyone can access and contribute to openly," the Associated Press's Kimberly Dozier reports.
Jon Corzine, a former senator, governor, and CEO of Goldman Sachs, has a new former title today.
That common Republican talking point--that at 35 percent, the U.S. has one of the world's highest corporate tax rates--doesn't reflect the 18.5 percent effective tax rate that a new study from Citizens for Tax Justice found that they actually pay.
Those wishing of adding zeros to their paychecks should know one thing: they're prayers might be best answered through science--or at least by landing a job related to science.
Though the running media chorus has been that Occupy Wall Street is the left's answer to the Tea Party movement, the former doesn't seem as keen on making themselves heard at the voting booth as the latter.
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong feels confident enough with his company's middling third quarter earnings, released today, to tell the world that, no, AOL doesn't want to merger with Yahoo, despite rumors to the contrary.
After a 64-year nuclear-arm-wrestling match where warring was the norm, Pakistan and India have finally agreed on one thing: they should start trading.
Yesterday, the U.S. responded to the United Nations vote admitting Palestine to UNESCO by curbing funding for the organization--and today, Israel is issuing its own rejoinder.
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