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Watch live: NASA marks 10th anniversary of Columbia disaster

Watch live coverage of NASA’s Day of Remembrance ceremony at Kennedy Space Center, marking the 10th anniversary of the loss of the shuttle Columbia and its crew. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Feb. 1. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

A Super Bowl Primer for The Ladies

Whilst admittedly looking for goofy online articles on how to watch football for the teasing of friends, I found what I cannot overstate is proof positive that all the whining anti-feminists have been saying was right: Sexism is over, feminism won, and the only reason to continue to believe in…

Japanese police arrest mobster over Fukushima clean-up

Japanese police have arrested a high-ranking yakuza over claims he sent workers to the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant for the clean-up without a licence. Officers in northern Yamagata prefecture were quizzing Yoshinori Arai, a 40-year-old senior member of a local yakuza group affiliated to the Sumiyoshi-kai crime syndicate, a police…

Russian satellite plunges into Pacific just after launch

A Russian rocket carrying a US telecommunications satellite plunged into the Pacific Ocean on Friday only moments after being launched from a mobile sea platform in Moscow’s latest space failure. The rocket may have veered off course from the moment of take-off because of heavy waves battering the former northern…

Geraldo: My Senate candidacy would bring ‘new vitalization’ to GOP

Fox News’s mustachioed menace may be taking his show on the road to Washington, D.C. — that is, if the voters of New Jersey will have him. Appearing Friday morning at his regular perch on “Fox & Friends,” the longtime conservative talk host followed up on the surprise announcement he…

Oregon Internet cafe customer shoots himself with holstered gun

An Oregon man who was said to be “familiar with guns” accidentally shot himself with a holstered weapon that he was openly carrying at an Internet cafe in Eugene on Thursday. Eugene Police said that a 26-year-old man was in the Indras Internet Lounge restroom at around 3 p.m. when…

Colbert: Best part of Super Bowl is the ads for the ads

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert paid tribute to Sunday’s Super Bowl game and confessed that his favorite part of the big game weekend is the ads for the ads, that is, the so-called “teaser” commercials that point viewers to the actual TV spots that will run…

LA Archbishop Jose Gomez releases abuse records, strips Cardinal Mahony of all administrative and public duties

The archbishop of Los Angeles stripped his predecessor of all church duties Thursday as he released files on more than 100 clerics, as required under a 2007 lawsuit deal over alleged sex abuse. Archbishop Jose Gomez said retired Cardinal Roger Mahony will “no longer have any administrative or public duties,”…

America dodges Super Bowl chicken wing shortage

In the run-up to Super Bowl Sunday, millions of American football fans can rest assured: there is no looming shortage of their beloved chicken wings. The National Chicken Council estimates that the nation will wolf down 1.23 billion chicken wings over Super Bowl weekend, or nearly four wings for each…

JPop star shaves her head and issues tearful YouTube apology because she spent night with a man

A Japanese starlet who shaved her head and issued a tearful YouTube apology after spending the night with a man was scrambling Friday to redeem the girl next door image of all-female group AKB48. Pictures of the roughly-shorn head of Minami Minegishi, 20, were emblazoned on national newspapers and Japan’s…

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