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Stock Trading Closed for Good Friday; Mazda Recalling More than 100K SUVs

Stock Trading Closed for Good Friday; Mazda Recalling More than 100K SUVs

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The U.S. markets were closed for the holiday. But is Good Friday good for stocks? Historically, stocks tend to trend down on the Monday after the holiday.  Meanwhile, Mazda is recalling more than 100,000 Tribute SUV’…

Seattle Restaurant Ad Shows Jesus Smoking a Joint

Seattle Restaurant Ad Shows Jesus Smoking a Joint

A Seattle sandwich shop has created a controversial poster showing Jesus smoking a joint and eating a sandwich. Credit: KOMO(SEATTLE) — A burger chain in Seattle is creating a stir with a new promotional poster for Easter, featuring Jesus smoking a jo…

Powerful Earthquake Shakes Central Mexico

Powerful Earthquake Shakes Central Mexico

iStock/Thinkstock(MEXICO CITY) — A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico on Friday morning, sending people streaming out of high-rise buildings and into the streets for safety.The earthquake was felt strongly in the resort city of Acapulco wh…

Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant for Ferry Captain

Prosecutors Seek Arrest Warrant for Ferry Captain

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images(SEOUL, South Korea) — Divers entered the doomed Sewol ferry in waters off South Korea’s coast Friday, hoping to find additional survivors as prosecutors seek an arrest warrant for the ship’s captain and two crew…

Avalanche Strikes Mount Everest, Killing 12 Sherpa Guides

Avalanche Strikes Mount Everest, Killing 12 Sherpa Guides

Vividus/Thinkstock(KATMANDU, Nepal) — At least 12 Sherpa guides were killed after an avalanche struck Mount Everest Friday morning. The incident is being billed as the deadliest day ever on the world’s highest mountain.Australian climber Gavin Turner,…

Why ESPN Anchor Refuses to Let Cancer Win

Why ESPN Anchor Refuses to Let Cancer Win

Rich Arden/ESPN(NEW YORK) — Stuart Scott is an ESPN original and the man GQ magazine once said put the hip-hop in sportscasting.When the Sportscenter anchor is not at ESPN’s studios, he can be found once or twice a month practicing mixed-martial…

Rise in Women Using Surrogates for Social Reasons

Rise in Women Using Surrogates for Social Reasons

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For most women, carrying their own baby is the ultimate joy. More and more women, however, are turning to surrogates to carry their babies, not because they cannot conceive, but because they do not want to.It’s a tr…

Ohio Soccer Player Is Dangerously ‘Allergic’ to Her Own Sweat

Ohio Soccer Player Is Dangerously ‘Allergic’ to Her Own Sweat

Courtesy Caitlin McComish(NEW YORK) — Caitlin McComish, a promising collegiate soccer player, set out for a run in her hometown of White House, Ohio, in May 2013 when she began to have trouble breathing and went into life-threatening anaphylactic shoc…

Drinking Coffee When You’re Tired May Keep You Honest

Drinking Coffee When You’re Tired May Keep You Honest

TongRo Images/Thinkstock(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) — Caffeine as the ultimate truth serum? It certainly seems to make people less inclined to be dishonest when they feel tired, according to three professors from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagl…

Fox Is Giving the White House Trouble

Fox Is Giving the White House Trouble

File photo. (Richard McManus/Getty Images)(WASHINGTON) — There is an unwelcome guest at the White House — and the Secret Service can’t catch him.A red fox has sneaked onto the White House grounds and taken up residence, tripping alarms and feeding on…

Walmart Sends Chills Through Money Transfer Business

Walmart Sends Chills Through Money Transfer Business

Walmart(BENTONVILLE, Ark.) — Big changes are coming to the money transfer business. Walmart announced on Thursday that it’s entering the market, leaving competitors shaking in their boots. Walmart-2-Walmart will be available to customers on Apri…

Wine in a Paint Can? Yes, Really!

Wine in a Paint Can? Yes, Really!

McCann Vilnius(NEW YORK) — Beaujolais Nouveau has long suffered an unflattering comparison to paint thinner for its bright, cidery aromas that fly in the face of soft, juicy Merlot or peppery Cabernet Sauvignon. But a European ad agency has turned tha…

Huge Orangutan Mellows Out in Surgery

Huge Orangutan Mellows Out in Surgery

SUTANTA ADITYA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — They might need a bigger operating table. An Indonesian vet removed gun pellet shrapnel from a 14-year-old male orangutan reportedly rescued in Sumatra this week after it was shot by poachers. Indonesia&rsqu…

Clippers’ Blake Griffin Advocates Medical Marijuana in the NBA

Clippers’ Blake Griffin Advocates Medical Marijuana in the NBA

NBA via Los Angeles Clippers(NEW YORK) — He may not be the first one to do it, but Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin may be the biggest NBA star to endorse the use of medical marijuana in the NBA.
Griffen feels marijuana should be legalized n…

Is There Drama on the Set of “Glee?”

Is There Drama on the Set of “Glee?”

VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Is there trouble on the set of Glee?Sources told TMZ that Lea Michele, who plays Rachel Berry on the Fox musical series, is acting like a “diva,” causing many of her co-stars to be upset.Reportedly, co-star…

“Law & Order” Creator Developing Series for A&E

“Law & Order” Creator Developing Series for A&E

VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Law & Order creator Dick Wolf is developing a non-fiction series for A&E.The tentatively-titled D.O.A. will follow detectives who re-examine old murder cases. Production on eight hour-long episodes wil…

Lindsay Lohan: “Conquest List” Story Was “Humiliating”

Lindsay Lohan: “Conquest List” Story Was “Humiliating”

ABC News(NEW YORK) — In the series finale of Lindsay Lohan’s OWN reality series this Sunday night, the actress becomes emotional as she discusses the fallout from a magazine publishing her alleged “conquest list.”Last month, In Touch Weekly published …

Bulls Confident in Derrick Rose’s Return

Bulls Confident in Derrick Rose’s Return

NBA via Chicago Bulls(CHICAGO) — The Chicago Bulls may be gearing up for a playoff run, but the team is also eagerly awaiting the return of point guard Derrick Rose for next season.
Back in November, Rose had surgery to fix a meniscus tear in his righ…

Nobel Prize Winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies at 87

Nobel Prize Winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies at 87

YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images(MEXICO CITY) — Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a pioneering author who popularized the genre “magical realism” through such novels as 100 Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, has died. He was 87. The Nobel Prize winn…

Mark Cuban Thinks New Bucks Owners Got a Great Deal

Mark Cuban Thinks New Bucks Owners Got a Great Deal

Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Reality Rocks(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — Even though the Milwaukee Bucks were the worst team in the NBA during the 2013-2014 season, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban thinks the new owners of the team got a real bargain.
Recent…

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