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Facebook to add missing child alerts to your news feed



Facebook has launched a new initiative to help find missing children by pushing Amber Alerts into the news feeds of its users

The program, which Facebook has developed in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), launches for U.S. users on Tuesday

“When a child goes missing, the most important thing is getting out the relevant information, the correct information, to the right…

How soccer star Francesco Totti’s famous selfie came to be



When AS Roma soccer icon Francesco Totti generated worldwide headlines after celebrating a crucial goal against rival Lazio on by grabbing a nearby iPhone and snapping a selfie from the pitch, it wasn’t just a spontaneous moment that happened to become a minor sporting sensation

Rather, the moment was the result of a spectacular score, a 38-year-old star eager to embrace digital media and a new owner’s overall push to bring a storied Italian soccer club into the modern era

See also: Frank…

Lenny Kravitz to join Katy Perry at the Super Bowl



Katy Perry has picked her special guest for the Super Bowl: Lenny Kravitz.

The pop star broke the news Saturday during the NBC telecast of the Baltimore Ravens-New England Patriots game

Perry teased the announcement on Twitter and later gave a retweet to the NFL, which spread the news.

ICYMI RT @nfl:Joining @KatyPerry during her @pepsi @superbowl #halftime show on @SNFonNBC?
Mr @LennyKravitz
Feb 1 can’t come soon enough!


American Apparel fires Dov Charney and hires its first female CEO



So long, Dov.

American Apparel announced Tuesday that it has terminated its controversial founder and CEO Dov Charney “for cause” and appointed its first female CEO to take over in early January.

Charney had been ousted by the board in June amid an investigation into “alleged misconduct.” Over the years, Charney has been accused of sexual harassment multiple times and choking a store manager. He fought the decision and continued to…

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U.S. and South African hostages killed during failed rescue attempt in Yemen



An American photojournalist and another hostage from South Africa held by al-Qaeda’s Yemen branch have been killed in a failed U.S. rescue attempt.

Speaking in Afghanistan Saturday, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Somers “and a second non-U.S. citizen hostage were murdered” by al-Qaeda militants during the raid.

“Yesterday by the order of the president of the United States, U.S. special operations forces conducted a mission…

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If George Lucas directed ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’



Star Wars: Episode VII — now with 200% more TIE fighters, holograms and slug-like desert creatures

The “George Lucas’ Special Edition” parody version of the new Star Wars trailer pokes fun at the director’s missteps in the series prequels. Not an inch of screen is empty, and extra special effects are added for intergalactic pizazz.

Details emerge about Jon Hamm’s Christmas ‘Black Mirror’ episode



LONDON — Imagine if you could block a person in real life like you might do on Facebook or Twitter

That’s one of the themes being explored in the Christmas special of Black Mirror, starring Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm, Game of Thrones‘ Oona Chaplin and The Shadow Line‘s Rafe Spall.

The dystopian drama series, which is known for taking a questioning look at the interaction of life and technology, returns to Channel 4 for a 90-minute special,…

Christina Aguilera returns as top ten battle it out on ‘The Voice’



Last week we lost Sugar Joans, a singer that her coach Pharrell had consistently fought for. Now that the top 10 singers have been selected, we can only hope that the performances will prove the remaining contestants deserving of their victories thus far

This show introduced some new advisers for this week’s round — Christina Aguilera, Diana Ross, Colbie Caillat and Patrick Stump. Needless to say it was a little…

Aereo files for bankruptcy, but its impact could still be huge



We now return you to your regularly scheduled, non-Internet programming.

Streaming television startup Aereo has filed for bankruptcy, putting the company in a position to wind down its operations.

Aereo announced on Friday that it has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a move that is typically expensive and allows for the company to restructure its debt. While filing for bankruptcy does not necessarily mean the end of the business, CEO Chet…