Missing: Saudi prince accused of sexually abusing women held in his $37m Beverly Hills compound


The 'despicable' Saudi prince accused of sexually assaulting 'multiple women' over 3 days in a $37 million Beverly Hills compound has disappeared. Read the rest

Cat discovers an effective method for dog shutdown


Works every time. “We've been monitoring our pup at home to get a sense of how much barking he's been doing,” Devon Meadows explains.

“Chazz had just started barking after my wife and I left for work but luckily our cat, Greyscale, shuts that down.”

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Eat these 5 things and live to be 110 years old, says 110 year old guy


This 110-year-old man says he managed to keep living for more than a hundred years in part by eating sensibly. Read the rest

Obama and China's Xi Jinping make a deal on commercial cyber espionage

The Financial Times reports that U.S. President Barack Obama has negotiated a commitment from Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that China will not conduct commercial cyber espionage. In what were reportedly tense, prolonged talks, Obama communicated to the Chinese leader that the United States was ready to impose sanctions on Chinese companies accused of profiting from stolen industrial secrets. Read the rest

Dad encourages his little girl as she hauls in a 5 pound bass with her Barbie fishing pole


“Did I get one?” Um, yeah. Yeah you did, Avery! What a beautiful loving moment between a dad and his daughter. If this doesn't make you smile, you should probably go fishing because it would probably cheer you up. And if this video is later revealed to be deep stealth sponsored content for Barbie, fine, man. Barbie, you win.

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Saudi prince jailed in LA on sex crime charges, “bleeding woman screaming for help” survived

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Police were called to a gated property in the exclusive Los Angeles community of Beverly Glen today “after a caretaker at the home reported a disturbance.” A man identified as 28-year-old prince Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud was arrested on suspicion of forced oral copulation of an adult.

An LAPD spokesperson said that a diplomatic liason desk determined that Al-Saud does not have immunity in this case. He is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 19.

From the Los Angeles Times:

Neighbor Tennyson Collins said a resident reported seeing a bleeding woman scream for help as she tried to scale the property’s 8-foot-high wall Wednesday afternoon.

When Collins drove home from work after 1:30 p.m., police followed his car through the gates and onto the property, which he described as a compound. The website Zillow valued the 22,000-square-foot property at $37 million.

"Saudi prince arrested at L.A. compound for alleged sex crime" [LA Times/Joe Serna]

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Little budgie likes preening this cat, and the cat likes it


This white budgie is grooming a cat friend, and the cat seems to like it. Read the rest

That Arctic doomsday seed vault? There's backup copies of cannabis in there, too. Lots.


This week, the "doomsday seed vault" (as it's known in headlines, anyway) made the news because scientists made the first "withdrawal" from the remote arctic store. But there's another reason to be excited about the underground vault on Norway's Svalbard archipelago. Weed! And when shit gets real, we're gonna need it. Read the rest

Baby meets beagle

“My wife and I were worried about how the dog would react to a baby, so we kept them apart for a few months. This is when they get introduced to each other.” Read the rest

Dog steals ice cream from fellow dog


“Cooper and Daisy go through the drive up window at Mcdonalds.” Not cool, Cooper. Not cool. Read the rest

Wired's recent “native ad” for Volkswagen vanishes as emissions scandal worsens


Volkswagen's sponsored content may be disappearing around the internet, but the stink about their emissions scandal ain't going anywhere just yet.

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Thai agricultural fertilizer TV ad may be the best fertilizer TV ad ever


Hubba Hubba. Read the rest

Yankees Hall of Fame catcher and character Yogi Berra dead at 90

New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra, 2011 REUTERS

From the New York Times:

“Yogi Berra, one of baseball’s greatest catchers and characters, who as a player was a mainstay of 10 Yankee championship teams and as a manager led both the Yankees and Mets to the World Series — but who may be more widely known as an ungainly but lovable cultural figure, inspiring a cartoon character and issuing a seemingly limitless supply of unwittingly witty epigrams known as Yogi-isms — died on Tuesday. He was 90.”

Yogi Berra stands at home plate, 2008. REUTERS

“You can observe a lot just by watching,” he is reputed to have declared once, describing his strategy as a manager.

“If you can’t imitate him,” he advised a young player who was mimicking the batting stance of the great slugger Frank Robinson, “don’t copy him.”

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it,” he said, giving directions to his house. Either path, it turned out, got you there.

“Nobody goes there anymore,” he said of a popular restaurant. “It’s too crowded.”

Berra’s Yogi-isms were part of the marketing for the once very popular Yoo-Hoo chocolate beverage. Asked if Yoo-Hoo was hyphenated, he is said to have replied, “No, ma’am, it isn’t even carbonated.”

Former New York Mets manager Yogi Berra waves as he passes home plate during ceremonies after the final regular season MLB National baseball game at Shea Stadium in New York in 2008. Read the rest

Box full of abandoned guinea pigs found


If you're in central Missouri and have been thinking about fostering a guinea pig, now's your time.

From KQFX, Missouri:

A Good Samaritan rescued the animals after discovering them next to a dry creek bed near Andrew Sapp Road outside Ashland.

They were very malnourished, dehydrated and showed signs of hair loss. Staff provided them with clean water and fresh food, including kale and carrots. One died on Sunday.

Seven young adults and five one-week old pups remain. After they recover, the agency will put them up for adoption.

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Scientists remove first seeds from ‘doomsday’ Arctic seed vault. Why? War in Syria.

The Global Seed Vault in Norway. REUTERS

The ongoing war in Syria has led researchers to make the first withdrawal of seeds from a "doomsday" vault in an Arctic mountainside, to protect global food supplies. Read the rest

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