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Watch: Solar-powered plane takes off for first cross-continental flight

The Solar Impulse, a Swiss solar-powered airplane, departs from San Francisco with Bertrand Piccard in the single seater cockpit, to complete the first leg of its coast-to-coast flights across the United States.…

Maddow to O’Reilly: ‘How do you handle the rest of humanity when you are so great?’

Thursday night on Bravo TV’s “Watch What Happens Live,” host Andy Cohen welcomed MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, host of “The Rachel Maddow Show.” Cohen showed Maddow several photos of celebrities and asked her to say the first question that she would ask each of them if they were guests on her…

Colbert: Summer blockbuster movies are ‘destroying America’

Thursday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert warned that certain summer blockbuster movies could be harboring secret anti-American themes. The new “Superman” film stars an Englishman and parts of “Iron Man 3″ were edited for a special Chinese-only edition. Colbert began the segment by confessing his love of…

Five shot in Newark as mourner opened fire at vigil after argument

A vigil in the city’s South Ward for the victim of a fatal car accident turned bloody Thursday night when one of the mourners opened fire, leaving five people, including a young girl, injured, two law enforcement…  …

Hundreds flee as massive wildfire rages near Los Angeles

A massive wildfire raged in the rugged countryside outside Los Angeles on Thursday, forcing the closure of California’s scenic coastal highway as hundreds of residents were evacuated. Wind-driven flames ripped through tinder-dry brush and were soon racing towards the Pacific Ocean, incinerating more than 8,000 acres (32 square kilometers) and…

WATCH: Google leaders say connecting 5 billion more users to the web will ‘transform the world’

Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen call the Internet “the world’s largest ungoverned space,” a space that is increasingly growing. The tech moguls outline their vision of a world universally connected to the Internet in their recent book, “The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future…  …

Jon Stewart: Veterans Affairs is the Guantanamo Bay of benefit claims

The Daily Show host Jon Stewart again ripped the Veterans Affairs on Thursday night over its massive benefits backlog. He joked the federal agency had declared paper to be an “enemy combatant” and therefore had detained it indefinitely. Stewart called Veterans Affairs “a kind of paper Gitmo.” Watch video, via…

Megyn Kelly’s first experience with Google Glass is an awkward one

Fox News host Megyn Kelly ran into a bit of trouble when attempting to demonstrate Google’s new Internet-connected eyewear on Thursday afternoon. The conservative host encountered an awkward problem after attempting to search for the German word for hot dog. The Google glasses included some of her earlier phrases in…

Ben Shapiro dismisses Jason Collins: Wearing a yarmulke on TV like coming out as gay

Breitbart.com’s editor-at-large Ben Shapiro on Thursday argued that NBA player Jason Collins was neither courageous nor heroic for coming out as gay, comparing it to wearing a yarmulke on television. CNN host Piers Morgan questioned Shapiro about a tweet in which he disparaged those who had praised the basketball player.…

Why do only ‘stupid’ aliens build flying saucers that spin? Neil deGrasse Tyson explains

Though classic sci-fi movies often depict extraterrestrial beings visiting Earth in spinning disks, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explained Thursday that only stupid aliens who didn’t understand the laws of physics would build such an interstellar craft. “There are some fundamental problems with an entire rotating ship,” he told co-host Eugene…

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