Congress passes one-week Homeland Security funding bill, Obama signs it

Congress approved a stopgap measure late Friday to keep the Department of Homeland Security funded for another week — averting a crisis just before money was set to run out at midnight, but setting up a new standoff as conservatives press their fight over President Obama’s immigration…
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Dirk Nowitzki Passes Elvin Hayes for 8th Place on NBA’s All-Time Scoring List

Dirk Nowitzki continues climbing up the list of NBA all-time scorers and leaving former legends in his wake.The Dallas Mavericks star scored his 27,313th career point on Friday night against the Los Angeles Lakers, moving to eighth in the record books and passing Elvin Hayes, per Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News:The pivotal points came on a jumper to give the Mavs a 50-42 with 11:42 left in the third quarter.The NBA and Dallas Mavericks celebrated the 36-year-old German on Instagram.Kobe Bryant, Read more [...]

Colts’ Andrew Luck Sets Franchise Record with 13 Touchdown Passes in 1st 4 Games

With 13 touchdown passes through Week 4, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has set a franchise record for most scoring passes in the first four games of a season, per ESPN Stats & Info. The old record, of course, belonged to current Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who threw 11 touchdown passes in his first four games for the Colts in both 2004 and 2010. The first of those seasons ended with Manning throwing for 48 touchdowns to set a new NFL record that has since been broken Read more [...]

As Remainder Of Princess Diana’s Estate Passes To Harry, Troubling Questions Remain

Yesterday marked Prince Harry's 30th birthday. His mother, the iconic Lady Di, passed away just over 17 years ago, following the tragic crash as Diana and Dodi Fayed sped away from paparazzi in France.  What was so special about Harry's 30th birthday (other than the fact that he's still single, [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Joan Rivers Passes Away at 81

It’s a sad day in the world of fashion and Hollywood as legendary star Joan Rivers died on Thursday (September 4). At 81-years-old, the “Fashion Police” host passed away alongside her family after she was admitted to the hospital last week due to a cardiac arrest inside her doctor’s office. "It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers," her daughter Melissa said in a statement. "She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends. My Read more [...]

Robin Williams Passes Away at 63

Hollywood is mourning the loss of a great actor, as Robin Williams was found dead in his California home on Monday (August 11). According to the Marin County Coronor’s office, the veteran tv star and comedian died of “suicide due to asphyxia.” He was 63 years old. A statement released by his representative read: “Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they Read more [...]

FCC passes controversial $5 billion Wi-Fi plan for schools and libraries

The Federal Communications Commission voted today to devote an extra $ 5 billion over the next five years toward expanding Wi-Fi networks in schools and libraries. "The effort will potentially provide a 75 percent increase in Wi-Fi funding for rural schools over the next five years and a 60 percent increase for urban schools, delivering Wi-Fi to an additional 10 million students in 2015 alone," the commission said in an announcement. Wi-Fi networks are needed to deliver wireless Internet access Read more [...]