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College Girls Come Up With Ridiculous Plan To Get Rid Of A Rat

#riffratt A post shared by Osiris & Friends 🐶💕🐭 (@osirisandfriends) on Dec 4, 2015 at 1:56pm PST Apparently there’s a college called Duquesne University in Pittsburgh that has a rat problem, or at least in one house in particular. Four girls at the university, Jody, Logan, Brianna, and Meg, took matters into their own hands after being unable to get an ... Read More »

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    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia is taking art to the streets — and bringing the streets into the museum — as part of a major new exhibition that looks at engaging with public space and the urban experience. “Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flanerie” runs from Feb. 25 to May 22, adding a decidedly ...
  • David Bowie wins best British album prize at Brits for “Blackstar”

    LONDON (AP) — David Bowie wins best British album prize at Brits for “Blackstar”
  • Tesla swings to lost in 4Q after profitable third quarter

    DETROIT (AP) — Unable to string together profitable quarters, electric car and solar cell maker Tesla Inc. is reporting a loss for the last three months of 2016. Tesla reported a loss of $121.3 million, or 78 cents per share, for its fourth quarter. It was less than half the $320.4 million loss from a year earlier. Without one-time items ...
  • Pence condemns vandalism at Jewish cemetery

    UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is visiting a suburban St. Louis Jewish cemetery where more than 150 headstones were damaged earlier in the week. He says there is “no place in America for hatred or acts of prejudice or violence or anti-Semitism.” Pence says at the cemetery in University City that the people of Missouri are ...
  • Justices side with Michigan girl in dispute over service dog

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a 13-year-old Michigan girl with cerebral palsy who spent years battling school officials for the right to bring her service dog — a goldendoodle named Wonder — to class. The justices ruled unanimously that federal disability laws might allow Ehlena Fry to pursue her case in court without first having ...
  • ‘Monster’ ex-USA Gymnastics doctor charged with sex assault

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan sports doctor who treated elite female U.S. gymnasts was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting nine girls, including some too reluctant to speak up about the alleged abuse years ago because he was considered a “god.” Roughly two dozen charges were filed against Dr. Larry Nassar, the first criminal cases related to his work at ...
  • Pentagon: Military child care cuts may have been mistakes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon said Tuesday that cuts to military child care programs at two Army bases may have been unnecessary. The bases said they were suspending the services because of the federal hiring freeze President Donald Trump announced Jan. 23. But a Defense Department official said a memo issued this month made clear that child care workers are ...
  • David Bowie wins best British album prize at Brits for “Blackstar”

    LONDON (AP) — David Bowie wins best British album prize at Brits for “Blackstar”
  • Katy Perry

    The Latest: Coldplay’s Martin pays tribute to George Michael

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Brit Awards ceremony (all times local): The Brit Awards have paid tribute to George Michael, who died on Christmas Day at age 53. His Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley said that with Michael’s death, “a supernova in a firmament of shining stars has been extinguished.” Coldplay singer Chris Martin performed a moving rendition of ...
  • Man held after gunshot in Vegas fight rapper, hip hop group

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Florida man is facing felony charges after police say a shot was fired during a fight between the three-member hip hop music group Migos and rapper Sean Kingston outside a Las Vegas Strip conference venue. Police Officer Danny Cordero says the shot was fired in the air, and no one was reported to have been ...
  • Beyonce

    Skepta, Beyonce and Bowie up for prizes at Brit Awards

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s music industry will salute chart-topping talent and departed icons at Wednesday’s Brit Awards, where nominees include Drake, Beyonce and David Bowie. Bowie, who died in January 2016, is nominated in the album of the year category for valedictory release “Blackstar” and male British artist category at the U.K. equivalent of the Grammys. Organizers said the show ...
  • Caleb Followill

    Beale Street Music Festival features eclectic lineup

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Kings of Leon, Snoop Dogg, Soundgarden and Sturgill Simpson are among the musical acts scheduled to perform at the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis in May. Festival officials announced Wednesday that Widespread Panic, Death Cab for Cutie, Wiz Khalifa, Booker T. Jones, Bush, Ludacris and Jill Scott also are in the lineup for the 41st ...
  • Jay Z to become 1st rapper in Songwriters Hall of Fame

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z will become the first rapper ever inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame when he enters the prestigious organization in June. The Songwriters Hall announced Wednesday that songwriting heavyweights in the industry, including Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Max Martin and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis will also be part of its 2017 class. The organization’s ...
  • Chris Brown

    Judge orders R&B singer Chris Brown to stay away from ex

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has ordered R&B singer Chris Brown to stay away from his ex-girlfriend after she accused him of physically abusing and threatening her. The Grammy winner was ordered to stay 100 yards away from Karrueche Tran and not attempt to contact her after she wrote in court filings that Brown had repeatedly threatened her since ...
  • Danica Patrick

    The Latest: Mexico’s Daniel Suarez wants to inspire others

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Daytona 500 media day (all times local): ___ 3:30 p.m. Daniel Suarez hopes he can inspire kids now that he’s the only Mexican driver in the Cup series. Suarez was a sensation in his native Mexico for becoming the first foreign-born series champion with an Xfinity Series title last November. He was ...
  • CBS rules in prime time, claiming 16 of week’s Top 20 shows

    NEW YORK (AP) — CBS had a gleam in its eye again last week as the network held on to its Nielsen crown. In prime-time viewership, CBS could claim the most-watched show, “NCIS,” and another 15 of the Top 20 programs. (Remarkably, six of those CBS shows are freshman series.) AMC’s “The Walking Dead” placed third. NBC’s “This Is Us” ...
  • Fox News host Brenda Buttner dies at age 55

    NEW YORK (AP) — Brenda Buttner, host of Fox News Channel’s “Bulls and Bears” has died after a battle with cancer. She was 55. Buttner served as CNBC’s Washington correspondent and hosted the network’s “The Money Club” before joining Fox News in 2000. Buttner graduated from Harvard University and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. Fox News host Neil ...
  • David Cassidy fighting memory loss, wants to ‘enjoy life’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy says he’s struggling with memory loss. The 66-year-old actor-singer tells People magazine his family has a history of dementia and he had sensed “this was coming.” He says for now he wants to stay focused and “enjoy life.” Cassidy has had numerous personal problems in the decades following his initial ...
  • Conan O'Brien

    Hot sauce and hope for Conan O’Brien in Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The towering U.S. television host Conan O’Brien is drawing stares in Mexico, where he’s taping an episode of his show in a bid to “do something positive” about the tensions in U.S.-Mexico relations. O’Brien, who is 6-feet-4, arrived late last week and has spent part of his time in Mexico City strolling the streets, greeting people ...
  • Panel left to right: Malcolm Nance - Author, The Plot to Hack America, U.S. Counterterrorism, Intelligence Officer, Larry Wilmore - Producer/ Comedian/ Writer, Jack Kingston - Former Representative

    Milo Yiannopoulos, Larry Wilmore go head-to-head on ‘Maher’

    NEW YORK (AP) — While conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos insulted comics Lena Dunham, Leslie Jones, Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman, his appearance on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” was relatively tame — at least until the television cameras were turned off. It was later, during an online-only “Overtime” segment of Maher’s Friday night show, that two of Maher’s three ...
  • Warren Frost, Dr. Will Hayward on ‘Twin Peaks,’ dies at 91

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Warren Frost, who played Dr. Will Hayward on “Twin Peaks” and appeared in dozens of other TV shows including “Matlock” and “Seinfeld,” has died. He was 91. Frost died Friday at his home in Middlebury, Vermont, after a lengthy illness, according to a statement from his son, “Twin Peaks” co-creator Mark Frost. The nature of the ...
  • Suzan-Lori Parks

    Playwright who inspired ‘Moonlight’ wins PEN award

    NEW YORK (AP) — The playwright who inspired the Oscar-nominated movie “Moonlight” has won a prize from PEN America, the literary and human rights organization. Tarell Alvin McCraney received an award for best mid-career playwright, PEN announced Wednesday. McCraney’s “In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue” is the basis for the acclaimed movie drama, which is up for eight nominations at ...
  • Sword breaks off Civil War memorial; vandalism suspected

    BOSTON (AP) — A sword has broken off again from a memorial depicting the famed 54th Massachusetts Civil War regiment, featured in the Denzel Washington movie “Glory.” Boston police are investigating after the damage was reported Tuesday. They suspect vandalism. National Park Service spokesman Sean Hennessey tells the Boston Globe it’s happened frequently enough that there are fiberglass replacement swords ...
  • Box Office Top 20: ‘Lego Batman,’ ‘Fifty Shades’ stay on top

    NEW YORK (AP) — Holdovers “The Lego Batman Movie” and “Fifty Shades Darker” led the North American box office for a second week, while Matt Damon’s “The Great Wall” — a hit in China, where it was made — struggled in its domestic debut. Warner Bros.’ “The Lego Batman Movie” was No.1 again, selling $42.7 million in tickets over the ...
  • Hungary’s Berlin film fest winner Enyedi to adapt novel

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian director whose “On Body and Soul” won the top award at the Berlin Film Festival says her next project is an adaptation of “The Story of My Wife,” a 1942 novel by Hungarian writer and poet Milan Fust. Director Ildiko Enyedi also said Tuesday that she welcomed the national film fund’s support for her ...
  • Shooting gets underway for Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ film

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alden Ehrenreich has taken control of the Millennium Falcon. The Han Solo “Star Wars” spinoff has begun production. The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that shooting began at London’s Pinewood Studios on Monday. To kick off the untitled Han Solo movie, the studio released a photo of the cast at the controls of the Millennium Falcon. ...
  • Jamie Foxx

    Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx target of racial slur in Croatia

    DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police have filed disorderly conduct charges against two people who allegedly used a racial slur to insult Hollywood actor Jamie Foxx in a restaurant. Police said they acted after receiving reports Sunday of “particularly arrogant and rude” insults made against restaurant guests, including “one of the guests on racial grounds.” The police statement did not ...
  • Noted movie critic Richard Schickel dies at 84

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Schickel, a noted movie critic for Life and Time magazines who also wrote dozens of books and made documentaries about Hollywood, has died. He was 84. Schickel, who’d had a series of strokes, died on Saturday in Los Angeles from complications of dementia, his daughter, Erika Schickel, told the New York Times. “He was one ...
  • Katy Perry

    The Latest: Coldplay’s Martin pays tribute to George Michael

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Brit Awards ceremony (all times local): The Brit Awards have paid tribute to George Michael, who died on Christmas Day at age 53. His Wham! bandmate Andrew Ridgeley said that with Michael’s death, “a supernova in a firmament of shining stars has been extinguished.” Coldplay singer Chris Martin performed a moving rendition of ...
  • Man held after gunshot in Vegas fight rapper, hip hop group

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Florida man is facing felony charges after police say a shot was fired during a fight between the three-member hip hop music group Migos and rapper Sean Kingston outside a Las Vegas Strip conference venue. Police Officer Danny Cordero says the shot was fired in the air, and no one was reported to have been ...
  • Harrison Ford

    Video shows Harrison Ford’s plane mistakenly fly over jet

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Newly released video shows a small plane piloted by Harrison Ford flying low over an airliner with 116 people aboard moments before he mistakenly landed on a taxiway at a Southern California airport. Authorities have not said how much distance separated the two planes, but Ford’s aircraft came close enough that its shadow distinctly passed ...
  • Lisa Marie Presley

    Lisa Marie Presley’s payments to ex limited to legal fees

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lisa Marie Presley will not have to pay spousal support to her estranged husband while they fight over her assets, but she will have to pay some of his attorney’s fees, a judge ruled Wednesday. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patrick Cathcart ordered Presley to pay $50,000 to the lawyer representing her estranged husband, Michael Lockwood. ...
  • Beyonce

    Skepta, Beyonce and Bowie up for prizes at Brit Awards

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s music industry will salute chart-topping talent and departed icons at Wednesday’s Brit Awards, where nominees include Drake, Beyonce and David Bowie. Bowie, who died in January 2016, is nominated in the album of the year category for valedictory release “Blackstar” and male British artist category at the U.K. equivalent of the Grammys. Organizers said the show ...
  • Bindi Irwin

    Bindi Irwin salutes late dad Steve Irwin on his birthday

    Bindi Irwin has posted a tribute to her late father, “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, on what would have been his 55th birthday. Irwin was just 8 years old when her father was killed by a stingray while filming a documentary on a reef off Australia in 2006. The now 18-year-old posted a picture on Instagram on Wednesday of her father ...
  • NY lawmakers: Cuomo is moving to cut funds to fight cancer

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to cut $25 million from 39 public health programs that fight cancer, diabetes and other conditions. The Democrat’s administration says it will be up to state health officials to decide where to make the reductions, which are intended to make public health spending more efficient. A spokesman says Cuomo’s $152 ...