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The Daily Show correspondent will become the first black co-anchor of Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update." NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says his hire could help diversify comedy well beyond NBC.
September 13, 2014
In our weekly roundup, the battle against big cable showed up on many of our favorite websites. And Apple's new mobile payment system and watch announcement made it a big week for tech news.
September 13, 2014
"The reliance on air power has all of the attraction of casual sex: It seems to offer gratification but with very little commitment," retired Gen. Michael Hayden told US News.
September 12, 2014
The charges relate to reckless or negligent injury to his 11-year-old son, who was visiting the Minnesota Vikings running back in Texas in May.
September 12, 2014
Of all the variables in the U.S. battle against the Islamic State, public opinion in America may be one of the hardest to predict.
September 12, 2014
Three federal judges heard arguments Friday over whether a Texas law that would, in effect, shutter 11 health clinics that perform abortions puts an undue burden on women.
September 12, 2014
In June, Danny Ferry said veteran forward Luon Deng "has a little African in him ... he's like a guy who would have a nice store out front but sell you counterfeit stuff out of the back."
September 12, 2014
Men have expressed confusion on how to behave out in the dating world now that gender roles have shifted significantly. Do you open the door, pay for the date, pull out the chair?
September 12, 2014
His owner, Kevin Doorlag, told the Kalamazoo Gazette that Zeus died last week of old age. He would have turned 6 in November. On his hind legs, Zeus was 7 feet, 4 inches tall.
September 12, 2014
He says he is seeking treatment for a tumor in his abdomen. His brother Doug Ford will run in his place. Earlier this year, Rob Ford took time off from his job to seek help for substance abuse.
September 12, 2014
Apple wants to change the way you pay for things. Credit card companies are embracing its new mobile payment system as a boost to security, but analysts say Apple could disrupt the payments industry.
September 12, 2014
The Qiantang Tidal Bore, a big river wave that forms during China's Mid-Autumn festival, barrels upstream for miles through the crowded city of Hangzhou.
September 12, 2014
The army says the men were ordered by the Pakistani Taliban to kill the teenager who has stood against extremist attempts to prevent girls from attending school.
September 12, 2014
Americans have many questions — and misconceptions — about the deadly virus that's rapidly spreading in West Africa. We asked two scientists to explain more about how Ebola is transmitted.
September 12, 2014
Draw a planet (a circle, right?). Now draw a star (a pointy thing, yes?). Now ask yourself, aren't stars all round? Our sun is. So why do we make them pointy? Come learn the answer.
September 12, 2014
The X-class Coronal Mass Ejection, or CME, that erupted on the sun on Wednesday is not expected to cause major disruptions to the electrical grid or communications.
September 12, 2014
Under pressure from the United States, Mexico has begun arresting and deporting tens of thousands of Central Americans long before they reach the U.S. border.
September 12, 2014
While there were increases in the second quarter of this year, they don't appear to be pushing the growth in health spending toward the painful levels of a decade ago.
September 12, 2014
The Indian city is a busy high-tech hub with crowded roads. Ambulances get tied up in traffic along with everyone else. Clever thinkers are coming up with solutions. Motorcycle ambulance, anyone?
September 12, 2014
A California researcher wants to give honey the same nuanced flavor vocabulary as wine and coffee. The flavor wheel she and her testers created is certainly a conversation starter.
September 12, 2014

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