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You Can Now Watch All 552 Episodes of ‘The Simpsons’ on Your iPad



Good news, cable subscribers: All 552 episodes of The Simpsons are now available to stream online and on smartphones and tablets. Say goodbye to the rest of your work week.

The Simpsons debuted on cable network FXX in August. Now, as promised, the FXNow streaming app has the first 25 seasons of The Simpsons available to view at your leisure.

In addition to a special Simpsons World section of the FXNow app, SimpsonsWorld.com

Google Street View Spotlights Chimpanzees Studied by Jane Goodall



Google Street View now allows you to get a close look at the Tanzanian chimps Jane Goodall famously studied.

The company partnered with the Jane Goodall Institute and Tanzania’s National Parks to map out the country’s Gombe National Park, home to the chimpanzees Goodall began studying in the 1960s.

The Street View collection features the chimps who live in the park (there’s one named Google) and the Jane Goodall Institute…

Man Tells Obama: ‘Don’t Touch My Girlfriend’



Obama was the punchline of a bystander’s joke while casting an early ballot Monday in Chicago. But the president managed to smoothly turn the tables on the jokester

A young woman, Aia Cooper, was voting next to Obama when her boyfriend, Mike Jones, decided to crack wise: “Mr. President, don’t touch my girlfriend.”

Obama, laughing, replied: “There’s an example of a brother just embarrassing me for no…

What the World Looked Like the Last Time the Royals Made the World Series



The Kansas City Royals face off against the San Francisco Giants for the 2014 Major League Baseball World Series on Tuesday — finally.

The last time the Royals made it to the World Series was 1985, a simpler time before Taylor Swift existed, before everyone carried the Internet in their pocket and when people watched music videos on their television.

To celebrate the Royals finally reclaiming their former…

The U.S. Military Has Spent $424 Million in Campaign Against ISIS



WASHINGTON — The U.S. military has spent $424 million so far in its military campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

The Pentagon’s press secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby, said the cost has averaged about $7.6 million a day since the bombing began in Iraq on Aug. 8. President Barack Obama expanded the campaign by authorizing airstrikes in Syria in late September.


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Australian Teen Threatens Western Leaders in ISIS Video



A runaway Australian teen, believed to be fighting with Islamic State (ISIS) militants in Iraq or Syria, threatened western leaders in a new video released by the group

The fresh-faced teen, believed to be 17 year-old Abdullah Elmir, is seen brandishing a rifle and standing among dozens of ISIS members.

According to local reports, Elmir, who now goes by the nom de guerre “Abu Khaled from Australia”, ran away from his Sydney home in June.


U.S. Places Restrictions on Travelers From Ebola-Affected Countries



Call it a partial travel ban.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced restrictions on travelers arriving from three Ebola-affected countries on Tuesday, as part of the United States’ efforts to contain the virus.

Beginning on Wednesday, travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be required to fly into one of five U.S. airports with enhanced screening protocols already in place: New…

10 NBA Rookies You Need to Follow on Instagram



NBA rookies’ Instagram accounts are just like everyone else’s Instagram accounts — except a lot better.

Let’s be honest, there are very few things in this world that are better than being an NBA rookie. You’re playing the sport you love, you’re recognized as one of the best ball players in the world and you get to compete on a level primarily reserved for your childhood idols. Also, you’re stupid rich. Like, really really rich


Twitter Reacts to Pistorius Verdict: From Disappointment to Outrage



As news broke that South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday had been sentenced to five years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, social networks exploded with commentary and reactions

Pistorius was acquitted of murder but convicted of culpable homicide which meant, at most, he was facing 15 years in prison. Judge Thokozile Masipa said the sentence was about “achieving the right…

10 Startups to Watch in India’s Tech Boom



With a population of more than 1.2 billion, India has obvious potential to become the world’s leading tech ecosystem. Unfortunately, that opportunity has been undermined by poor infrastructure, hefty bureaucracy and the divide between the nation’s urban and rural areas. To the east, China has risen across a landscape of shiny highways, while India’s untrammeled ruts are clogged and slow-moving. But India is nonetheless changing, and a new generation of startups is throwing aside the red tape…