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  • Actor Leonard Nimoy arrives at the premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'Star Trek Into Darkness' at the Dolby Theatre on May 14, 2013 in Hollywood. (Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

    Fans Honor Leonard Nimoy with Tweets, Vulcan Salute

    In a moment Friday, the social-media debate over whether a dress was white and gold or blue and black was silenced. Suddenly there was more sobering news. Leonard Nimoy, “Star Trek’s” beloved Mr. Spock, had died. The only blue and gold that matter today. #TheDress — Dr. Sheldon Cooper (@TheRealSheldonC) February 27, 2015 His co-stars, fellow celebrities and fans reacted with heartfelt tributes from around the world and all the way to space, where astronaut Terry W. Wirts flashed […]

  • House Speaker John Boehner is seen in a photo dated Sept. 11, 2014. (Credit: CNN)

    Congress Approves One-Week Extension to Fund Homeland Security

    The House approved a one-week extension of funding for the Department of Homeland Security, sending the proposal to the White House and avoiding a partial DHS shutdown with just hours before the Friday night deadline. Earlier in the day, the House blocked a bill that would have kept DHS open for three more weeks. That vote was a shocking twist to a dramatic day on Capitol Hill. For most of Friday, lawmakers seemed poised to avoid a nail-biter showdown. The […]

  • Russian opposition leader and former Deputy Prime Minister Boris Nemtsov speaks during a news conference on "Corruption and Abuse in Sochi Olympics" Jan. 30, 2014, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Russian Opposition Leader and Outspoken Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead in Moscow

    Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was killed Friday night, shot several times from a car on a bridge he was walking across, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation said in a statement Saturday. He was deputy prime minister in the late 1990s under President Boris Yeltsin and had been one of current President Vladimir Putin’s most vocal critics. Putin condemned the killing of Nemtsov, Russian state broadcaster, Russia Today, said early Saturday. “The Russian President expresses deep condolences to […]

  • Some say the dress on the right looks gold and white online, but a photo of the dress on shows it is in fact blue and black.

    Science Weighs in On #TheDress: Photo Showing ‘Dramatically Different Colors’ Called One-in-a-Million Shot

    Before you strangle your best friend who sees the colors in the now-famous dress differently than you do, please know that there’s a scientific explanation. It has to do with the tiny cones in the back of our eyeballs that perceive colors in a slightly different way depending upon our genes. “Why do some people love cilantro and others say it tastes like soap? Why do some people have perfect pitch and others are tone deaf? It’s the same with […]

  • Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock in the television series, 'Star Trek.' (Credit: Getty Images)

    Leonard Nimoy, Known for Iconic ‘Star Trek’ Role of Spock, Dies at 83: Reports

    Leonard Nimoy, whose portrayal of “Star Trek’s” logic-driven, half-human science officer Spock made him an iconic figure to generations, died Friday. He was 83. Nimoy died this morning in Bel Air, California, his son Adam Nimoy told CNN. According to his granddaughter, Madeleine Nimoy, the cause of death was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. His “Star Trek” co-stars, including William Shatner and George Takei, expressed sadness at his death. “We return you now to the stars, Leonard. You taught us to […]

  • Nine people are dead after shootings in south-central Missouri, the Houston Herald newspaper in Missouri reported Friday morning, citing a sheriff there. (Credit: Houston Herald via CNN)

    Missouri Gunman Was Cousin to 4 of 7 Killed in Shooting Spree: Police

    A small Missouri town’s discovery that a gunman killed seven people and injured another Thursday night began when a girl managed to flee a residence where she heard gunfire. She ran to a neighbor’s house and called police, say investigators in Tyrone, Missouri. Authorities then found a trail of death that was so staggering, a state trooper lost count at a news conference. Seven people, all gunshot victims, were found dead in four residences in the small town. One person […]

  • A masked man was seen in an ISIS video released on Nov. 16, 2014.

    Modesto Family Says Relatives Abducted, Taken Hostage by ISIS

    Romel David is terrified. He and his family can’t sleep, and they can’t stop thinking about what will happen in Syria, thousands of miles away from the comfort of their California home. David said his brother-in-law, who emigrated to the United States about four years ago with his wife and two daughters, has been abducted by ISIS in Syria along with several other members of the family he had hoped to bring to the United States to get them out […]

  • The Netflix company logo is seen at Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos on April 13, 2011. (Credit: Ryan Anson/AFP/Getty Images)

    What’s Streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime in March

    Raise your hand if you are ready for spring and some warmer weather. We can’t offer you that, but we can bring a little happiness in the form of the new original programming, classics and documentaries streaming in March. This time around we’ve added Acorn TV which streams British programming. Netflix: “Patch Adams” “Finding Neverland” “The Brothers Grimm” (2005) “Teen Witch” “30 for 30: Of Miracles and Men” “Evelyn” “Mercy Rule” “Monster High 13 Wishes” “Monster High: Ghouls Rule” “Rules […]

  • Two llama's disregarded red lights and recklessly wove in and out of traffic before being caught Thursday in Sun City, Arizona on Feb. 26, 2015. 
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    Twitter Joins High-Speed Chase for Llamas on the Lam

    Two llamas were on the loose in Sun City, Arizona, Thursday, with TV cameras following them as law enforcement closed in. Of course, it didn’t take long before Twitter joined in the hunt. #Llamas became a trending topic worldwide. The chase began after a 911 call came in to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office just before noon, reporting that a black llama and a white llama had escaped from an assisted living facility, where they were about to do patient […]