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8 dead, 12 missing after record floods swamp Texas and Oklahoma



Authorities are still searching for 12 members of two families who went missing over the weekend when sudden, raging floodwaters swept a vacation home away in Wimberley, Texas. Those family members are now presumed to have perished in the flood, according to the emergency operations center in Hays County, Texas.

The floods have been a remarkable turn of events for a region that was still mired in drought as of three weeks ago. That drought, which had affected Texas since 2010, is now…

See Kim and Kanye’s first wedding dance to ‘All of Me’



It’s been exactly one year since you weren’t invited to the wedding of a century between Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

To celebrate the humble event, Kim’s momager, Kris Jenner, shared a video of Kimye’s first wedding dance to John Legend’s “All of Me.” John Legend is there playing the song live because did you really think Kim and Kanye’s first dance would be played off of an iPod?

Girl’s missing cat found in shipping container 3500 kms away after 49 days



A little girl’s cat has taken an extraordinary journey across the Australian outback

10-year-old Emily Schilling lost her three-year-old cat, Pippa, on Feb. 20 in Darwin, Northern Territory. As the weeks went by, Emily helped her mum, Rebecca, to search shelters and neighbourhoods for any sign of her beloved feline.

“The cat went missing, as cats do wander off, and we just expected her to come back at some…

‘Stop taxing my period!’ petition calls for end to the tampon mark-up



A petition calling for an end to the “tampon tax” in Australia has received thousands of signatures in two days.

University student Subeta Vimalarajah created the petition titled “stop taxing my period” and addressed it to Australia’s Federal Treasurer, Joe Hockey. In Australia, Goods and Services Tax (GST) is charged on sanitary items that women require on a monthly basis

“How can a bodily function…

14 photos of people being ridiculously excited that the royal baby is nearly here



LONDON — The nondescript area outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London has been splashed with reds, whites and blues for the past couple of weeks as a hardcore contingent of royalists have set up shop in preparation for Kate Middleton’s second baby.

The Duchess of Cambridge is now reported to be 40 weeks pregnant, and with speculation that she could give birth on her fourth anniversary (Apr….

‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ actor Sawyer Sweeten dies at 19



Everybody Loves Raymond star Sawyer Sweeten who was just weeks away from his 20th birthday has taken his own life, his family said in a statement Thursday

The former child star was best known for playing the role of Geoffrey Barone on the TV show from 1996, when he was just 16 months old, until it ended in 2005. Sawyer’s brother and twin Sullivan Sweeten was also on the show as Michael Barone along with their sister, Madylin Sweeten who played the role of Ally Barone

Sawyer reportedly shot…

Laser-enabled Iron Man glove could shoot your eye out



Tony Stark is just like you and me. Okay, he’s way smarter than us and has unlimited funds, but the thing that makes him Iron Man is a super suit, one that only exists in comic books and movies like the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron. Or does it?

One laser and maker enthusiast has built a working Iron Man glove filled with real lasers powerful enough to blow up balloons, burn wood and turn paper into smoke and ashes.

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150 years after Lincoln’s Assassination, global grief is revealed



If Abraham Lincoln were assassinated today, word of the tragedy would spread within seconds. Smartphone video of John Wilkes Booth shooting the president would appear on YouTube and Facebook within minutes and before the end of the day nations around the world would join the U.S. in mourning our fallen leader, much of it would likely appear on Twitter.

150 years ago, the gears of information moved at a more, shall we say, glacial pace and nation states around the globe learned of the tragedy…

Meerkat and Periscope go troll-hunting



Before Suzanne Nguyen starts her broadcasts on Meerkat, a live streaming application where she ranks among the top 25 most influential users, she likes to lay out the ground rules: be respectful, have a fun conversation and don’t engage in “troll-like behaviors.”

Unfortunately, some of her viewers don’t listen.

Since joining Meerkat more than three weeks ago, Nguyen, a social media consultant based in Sydney, has had commenters curse at her and ask about the color of her bra. On Periscope, a…