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Federal teachers union sues Betsy DeVos over repeal of for-profit student protections

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The American Federation of Teachers filed a lawsuit against the Department of Education and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for repealing protections for students at for-profit colleges. The lawsuit filed Wednesday accuses DeVos of ...

Kristin Chenoweth Scared Of Deadly Coronavirus, Traveling With Mask

Play video content Exclusive TMZ.com Kristin Chenoweth is terrified over the spread of the deadly coronavirus ... and she's doing everything she can to stay safe while traveling. We got Kristin at LAX Thursday and asked if she's scared ...

Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge receives Walk of Fame star

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Universal Music Group Chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge received the 2,685th star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday. Grainge has led the biggest music company in the world since 2011 and topped Billboard's Power 100 list -- ...

2020 NBA All-Star Game: LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo named captains

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo were named as captains for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game for the second consecutive season, the league announced Thursday night. James and Antetokounmpo ...

This ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Parody Is The Funniest Trump Roast Ever

The impeachment trial for Donald Trump is underway, but we’re not out of the woods yet. Members of the U.S. Senate are in the middle of day two of the impeachment hearings as I’m typing this, and they’ve got one more incredibly long day to go. ...

Seattle Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto: Mitch Haniger likely needs surgery

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger is expected to miss the beginning of the 2020 regular season after suffering a setback during his off-season training. Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto told reporters Thursday that ...

Portraits of Barack, Michelle Obama to travel on five-city tour

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The official portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama will depart the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., for a five-city tour next summer. The tour will begin at the ...

Rosters unveiled for 2020 McDonald’s All-American Games in Houston

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The rosters for the 2020 McDonald's All-American Games were revealed Thursday, with some of the elite high school basketball prospects in the country earning a trip to the All-Star event. North Carolina led the way with four signees ...

Huntington Ingalls awarded ISR contract for up to $954M

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Huntington Ingalls has been awarded a task order to provide airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to the U.S. Air Force in the European and African theatres of operation, the contractor announced Thursday. The task ...

When a Man Took a Joke in a Pepsi Ad Seriously

In 1995, Pepsi ran a promotion in which they offered merchandise for "Pepsi points." You could redeem your Pepsi points for clothing and accessories and all sorts of neat stuff, as you can see in the original ad. The prizes ran all the way up to a ...

The History of Tennis Rackets

Tennis. An old sport with a history filled with technological development in equipment. Through the years since the sport has been created, the tennis racket has changed considerably, from its length to the material it is made of, as well as its ...

The McMansion Hell Yearbook

Kate Wagner is taking on the project of writing the history of the McMansion year by year. She'll tackle the state of American culture and architecture over the past 50 years, and how those things collided to bring us the McMansion. This could ...

Facts About Squirrels

To some, squirrels are adorable little creatures. To others, they are a persistent pest bent on chewing everything in sight. But no matter how you view these creatures, did you know that they are the most important animals around when it comes to ...

Frisbee on a Frozen Lake

You can marvel at the length of time this frisbee keeps going on the ice. You can ponder the physics that keep it upright. You may be impressed with the camera stabilization, and the stamina of the skaters chasing it. But if you really want ...

Pole Sitter Breaks Own Guinness Record With 67 Days In A Barrel

A man just broke his own Guinness World Record of 67 days in a barrel atop a pole — and he’s still going as of this moment.  The man, named Vernon Kruger, had set the Guinness World Record in 1997, when he spent 67 days living in a barrel at ...

Mountain Dew Cheesecake

Mountain Dew cheesecake might seem like an abomination if you don't drink Mountain Dew, but to those who consider it the nectar of the gods, it could be your new favorite dessert. James Lamprey shows us how to make No-Bake Mountain Dew Cheesecake. ...

The Good Guy/Bad Guy Myth

So many of our modern pop culture stories are about good vs. evil in that every character must pick a side, and we know that one side is right and the other is wrong, and we are supposed to root for good over evil. In Star Wars, these two factions ...

Well-Trained Cat

all that time it took to setup, almost gets ruined by the cat from r/funny Click on the image above to start the video. The first rule of building a complicated ball run, domino fall, or Rube Goldberg contraption is that you must first put the ...

The Making of the Cowboy Myth

We know from Western movies that a cowboy always rode high in the saddle, his six-shooter by his side in case of outlaws or Indian attack. But cowboy life in the Old West wasn't like that, outside of Hollywood. Herding cows was hard work that fell ...

Low-dose aspirin may reduce risk for pre-term birth in first-time mothers

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- First-time mothers may be able to reduce their risk for delivering pre-term by taking low-dose aspirin, a new study by researchers at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has found. In ...

Mama June Tells Her Kids She Misses and Loves Them

Breaking News Mama June just gave her family -- and her fans -- the first glimmer of hope for her future in a long time ... by sharing a message for her kids, while vowing she's gonna get better. June posted a smiling selfie Thursday with the ...

Watch live: Rep. Jerrold Nadler focuses on abuse of power to open 3rd day of impeachment trial

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The third day of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate began Thursday with Democratic manager Rep. Jerrold Nadler arguing the president didn't necessarily need to commit a crime to be removed from office. Nadler's ...

Researchers resurrect the voice of an ancient Egyptian priest

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Some 3,000 years after he died, Nesyamun, an ancient Egyptian priest, is uttering vowels. The sounds aren't coming from the mummified priest himself, but from a computerized voice box. To best understand what Nesyamun would have ...

Minnesota Vikings to name Gary Kubiak as offensive coordinator

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Former Denver Broncos and Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak is expected to become the Minnesota Vikings' next offensive coordinator. League sources told ESPN and NFL Media on Thursday that the Vikings are handing offensive ...

3rd Marine Aircraft Wing receives first F-35C

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing has welcomed the first F-35C Lightning II fighter jet to the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron, according to the Marine Corps. Lt. Col. Cedar Hinton, commanding officer of VMFA-314, flew the aircraft from ...