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Puppies found alive give avalanche rescuers a reason to smile

Puppies found alive give avalanche rescuers a reason to smile Three Abruzzo sheepdog puppies were pulled out of the tonnes of snow and rubble Monday, encouraging rescuers searching for 22 people still missing, five days on from the disaster.The trio of puppies were found in the hotel's boiler room, with jubilant emergency crews carrying the pups in their arms.

Swing Left: Grassroots campaign translates frustration with Trump into real change

Swing Left: Grassroots campaign translates frustration with Trump into real change But one question on many people's minds has been: how can those opposed to the new presidency continue to make real change?One answer comes in the form of Swing Left, a rapidly growing grassroots effort that aims to help Democrats win the House of Representatives in 2018.

Samsung finally put the Note7 scandal to rest—here's what it could do for their future

Samsung finally put the Note7 scandal to rest—here's what it could do for their future While it’s unclear how much the loss of Note7 sales and concerns about Samsung handsets in general hurt Samsung Mobile Electronics business, there’s no denying Samsung's newfound perception problem.Android users have long chosen Samsung mobile handsets above all others, but Samsung has traditionally fed the beast by delivering one new handset after another.

Jon Stewart tells Tom Brokaw that social media has 'democratized abuse'

Jon Stewart tells Tom Brokaw that social media has 'democratized abuse' Comedian-turned-political commentator Jon Stewart can't figure out what's up with social media.In a conversation with Tom Brokaw for his 50th anniversary on NBC News, the former Daily Show host talked to the longtime news anchor about the use of social media in today's hyper-connected world.

'Eff everything and everyone': Tennis comeback star gives best speech ever

'Eff everything and everyone': Tennis comeback star gives best speech ever 34-year-old tennis star and self-confessed "tough cookie" Mirjana Lucic-Baroni isn't one to mince words.She was happy AF on Monday, having just defeated 21-year-old Jennifer Brady at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Defense for fire alarm prank: 'I'm drunk. I'm stupid. I'm a Pats fan.'

Defense for fire alarm prank: 'I'm drunk. I'm stupid. I'm a Pats fan.' Friends dared Dennis Harrison — a 25-year-old East Boston resident and New England Patriots fan — to pull a fire alarm at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport early Sunday morning to disturb the sleeping Pittsburgh Steelers ahead of their AFC Championship matchup against New England.I'm stupid.

The one photo that shows exactly why women are fighting Trump

The one photo that shows exactly why women are fighting Trump As one of his first official acts as president, Donald Trump gave women the perfect visual reminder for why they're resisting his presidency and administration.funding for abortion services.

Tributes flow online for much-loved stuntman shot on music video set

Tributes flow online for much-loved stuntman shot on music video set An stuntman has died after being shot in the chest during a film shoot in Brisbane, Australia, Monday afternoon.Johann Ofner, 28, died after being accidentially shot on the set of a music video for Australian hip hop act Bliss N Eso.

Android Pattern Lock might be vulnerable to (very determined) thieves

Android Pattern Lock might be vulnerable to (very determined) thieves But it’s still not an encouraging study for the 40 percent of Android users who use the Pattern Lock method to unlock their phones.Using footage surreptitiously captured by smartphone cameras as far as two meters away from the target, the group tested 120 unique patterns collected from 215 users for a 95 percent success rate within five attempts.

A group of college students wants to brew beer on the moon, because why not

A group of college students wants to brew beer on the moon, because why not The moon: Great and all, but don't you think it's missing something?Or so says a team of obviously brilliant (though potentially drunk) engineering students from the University of California, San Diego, who want to brew suds.

Dude builds the epic Lego train set of your dreams, puts a camera on it

Dude builds the epic Lego train set of your dreams, puts a camera on it If there's one plastic substance in the world that has the ability to inspire instant child-like joy, it's Lego.Australian YouTuber "TrainGuy 659" understands the simple pleasure that Lego can bring, and has dutifully shared a video of a ridiculously impressive Lego train set.

Meet the new FCC chariman, harbinger of doom for net neutrality

Meet the new FCC chariman, harbinger of doom for net neutrality The government's primary media regulator has a new leader—and he's among the most outspoken critics of the net neutrality regulations put in place during the Barack Obama administration.He could, for example, end the inquiries into the zero-rating programs of AT&T and Verizon, which some say violate net neutrality principles.

'Hollyweed' guy strikes again with a massive anti-Trump banner

'Hollyweed' guy strikes again with a massive anti-Trump banner The "Hollyweed" sign guy is back with a 40-foot message for Donald Trump.Zach Fernandez, the man behind the infamous "Hollyweed" sign, has claimed responsibility for climbing the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Saturday night and hanging a massive banner that said "Impeach.

Shia LaBeouf gets in fight with troll on day 3 of his 4-year art project

Shia LaBeouf gets in fight with troll on day 3 of his 4-year art project Initiated on Inauguration Day, the piece is meant to be a rallying point for anti-Trump protesters.Naturally, as all things do when the internet is involved, it's not going as planned.

Spanish version of WhiteHouse.gov goes dark in Trump's America

Spanish version of WhiteHouse.gov goes dark in Trump's America The Spanish-speaking version of the White House website was taken down on Day One of Donald Trump's U.Within the first few hours of Trump's inauguration on Friday, the official White House website's 114 page links had dwindled down to just 38, according to Inverse.

Nick Cannon's dancehall drama is heading to YouTube Red

Nick Cannon's dancehall drama is heading to YouTube Red Nick Cannon is debuting his dance film on YouTube Red.The streaming service has picked up distribution rights to King of the Dancehall, Cannon's film that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year.

Sundance Film Festival 2017 recap: Day 1

Sundance Film Festival 2017 recap: Day 1 The CineFix gang is at the Sundance Film Festival!Clint and Ti are joined by Josh Dickey to talk about the films they've seen thus far and which films they are looking forward to seeing in the coming days.

Snapchat is making a big move in this European country

Snapchat is making a big move in this European country What's changed is that Snapchat users in the country now have access to an exclusive, localized channel.That comes along with new content guidelines for publishers and a mobile redesign Monday, all ahead of its expected initial public offering later this year.

Blindfolded player beats all the 'Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past' boss battles

Blindfolded player beats all the 'Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past' boss battles He used path memorization along with audio cues from the environment and hitting objects to beat the game without too many hiccups.There are tactics to boss fights, but for the most put it's up to luck.

These radical posters show what makes America great — right now

These radical posters show what makes America great — right now Throughout the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency, 100 artists are coming together to illustrate the things that already make America great.The "What Makes America Great" project, a pointed reference to President Donald Trump's campaign slogan "Make America Great Again," was launched on Inauguration Day by the Creative Action Network — a global community of artists making "art with purpose.