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These extraordinary cartoon pancakes will make you drool

Mashable - Wed, 2015-06-24 10:54

An Australian father and son team are creating the most marvelous pancake art ever to be spotted in a pan.

Known as Tiger Tomato, the Melbourne-based duo — who won't reveal their identities — cook up coloured cartoon art in a frying pan. The arty family have always had a love of pancakes, and told Mashable Australia in an email it was only a "matter of time" before they turned their art into an edible hobby

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They first started making realistic Play Doh food, such as hamburgers, before they focussed their attention on the breakfast treat. "Batter is the first edible medium we have worked with and we just love the idea of art and food coming together as if it was meant to be," Tiger Tomato said. Read more...

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Smooth dad catches foul ball barehanded while feeding baby

Mashable - Wed, 2015-06-24 10:45

Something happens when you become a father. Many call it the Dad Reflex.

Although this new intuition can help you protect your child from falling, it can also make you simultaneously look cool and stupid in front of thousands of people on national TV.

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One dad flexed his new reflex at the Cubs game at Wrigley Field on Tuesday, snatching a foul ball hit by Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel from Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. But he did it barehanded, while holding his totally chill baby who was feeding at the time

However, Don Mattingly, the Dodgers coach, protested, umpires reviewed the play and awarded the Dodgers an out, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Read more...

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Police raid Toyota after arrest

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 10:43
Police raid the offices of Toyota Motor after the arrest of Julie Hamp, a senior American executive, on alleged drug offences.
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Oscar-winner killed in crash

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2015-06-24 10:43
A small plane belonging to Academy Award-winning composer James Horner crashed in central California on Monday, killing the pilot.
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Pessimistic GAB suggests out-of-court settlement for boxer Espinosa

Inquirer - Wed, 2015-06-24 10:43
Games and Amusements Board (GAB) chairman Juan Ramon Guanzon expressed his concerns over the case Luisito Espinosa even after the Court of Appeals just last week ruled in favor of the former boxing champion.   Guanzon is pessimistic whether Espinosa will actually recieve his purse which was almost two decades unpaid.   READ: Luisito Espinosa gets taste of justice   "It's just the Court of Appeals which made the decision, not the Supreme Court. It's still going to be a long process and they can still appeal the decision to the higher court," he said. "The ones who fooled him is not a nobody. He's someone who is in a position of power."   "What I...

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Tools for 'Shawshank' prison escape allegedly smuggled in raw meat

Mashable - Wed, 2015-06-24 10:37

As officials continue to hunt for two escaped prison inmates in upstate New York , on the lam since June 6, more details about how they made their Shawshank Redemption-style escape are coming to light, including how the killers got the necessary tools

The prison worker that conspired with the convicts allegedly smuggled the tools in raw meat, District Attorney Andrew Wiley said.

Photo: In the cell of one of escaped inmates, looking at the hole cut in the wall as part of escape pic.twitter.com/tGAtt8xHyb

— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) June 6, 2015

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SC rules vs INC contractor wanted in Korea

Inquirer - Wed, 2015-06-24 10:31
  The Supreme Court has ruled that a Korean fugitive wanted for stealing $200-million from his company in Korea is not entitled to protection against government authorities running after him. With a 13-0 vote, the high court ruled that Ja Hoon Ku, one of the contractors of the Iglesia Ni Cristo's (INC) Philippine Arena, is not entitled to a writ of amparo. Amparo is a rule of procedure that is anchored on one's right to life, liberty and security. A writ of amparo is meant to force government authorities to disclose details concerning extrajudicial killing or enforced disappearance. Earlier, Manila Regional Trial Court Judge Paulino Gallegos granted the writ of amparo sought...

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A newbie's guide to the Diddy-UCLA football beef, kettlebell and all

Mashable - Wed, 2015-06-24 10:24

One day after music mogul Diddy was arrested on the campus of UCLA for allegedly attacking a football coach who had yelled at his son, a reserve Bruins cornerback, the most absurd sports story of the summer only got more bizarre

On Tuesday, a defensive Instagram post from Diddy's son, a gold-medal throwback tweet from a peripheral player in this post-modern drama, emerged, as well as a sources-say report that Diddy swung a kettlebell (a kettlebell!) at a UCLA team intern

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This is definitely the strangest college football story to come out of Southern California since that USC star's bogus yarn about hurting his ankles jumping from a second-story balcony to save his drowning nephew. Read more...

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Balcony failure blamed on dry rot

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2015-06-24 10:11
A residential balcony that collapsed and killed six students in Berkeley, California, had decayed to the point of severe dry rot, according to a new report.
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Rare access to China's far west

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2015-06-24 10:06
Understanding a person means understanding the surrounding context, which is why Raphael Fournier captures both with his camera lens.
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Remember James Horner with this playlist: 'Titanic,' 'Avatar' and more

Mashable - Wed, 2015-06-24 10:02

LOS ANGELES — The work of legendary film composer James Horner, who on Tuesday was confirmed dead in a plane crash, was vast as it was diverse

Name one of your favorite blockbusters and the 61-year-old composer was likely the maestro behind its film score: Titanic, Avatar, Braveheart, Field of Dreams, Karate Kid, Aliens, The Land Before Time, Jumanji, The Perfect Storm, Bicentennial Man, A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13 and The Amazing Spider-Man, among dozens of others.

See also: James Horner confirmed dead in small plane crash, agency says

Horner's work was often nominated for major awards but his first Academy Award and Golden Globe wins came in 1997 for his work on Titanic, as well as Best Song for "My Heart Will Go On." Read more...

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U.S. sending tanks to Europe

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2015-06-24 10:02
The U.S. military will be sending dozens of tanks, Bradley armored fighting vehicles and self-propelled howitzers to the Baltics and Eastern Europe in response to Russian actions in Ukraine.
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Pastries traded for prison favors

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2015-06-24 10:01
Prison tailor Joyce Mitchell used baked goods to win favors for Richard Matt and David Sweat, going so far as to ask prison officials to move the inmates' cells next to each other, a law enforcement official told CNN on Tuesday.
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Comelec, malls team up for biometrics

Inquirer - Wed, 2015-06-24 09:56
  The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is forging partnerships with the country's biggest mall operators to help voters register their biometrics data.   Comelec Chair Andres Bautista, in an interview with Radyo Inquirer 990AM Wednesday, the Comelec has forged a partnership with Ayala Malls to be host biometrics registration booths.   Earlier, the agency forged a similar agreement with Robinsons Malls. SM Malls are next.   Baustista said the partnerships would make Comelec biometrics booths available all over the country and more accessible to voters.   The Comelec chair noted that over four million qualified voters for the 2016 el...

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Abandoned dog and his 'guide dog' best friend seek loving home together

Mashable - Wed, 2015-06-24 09:56

Best friends Glenn and Buzz are abandoned dogs with a special relationship: Buzz helps guide Glenn, who has vision problems. But the unusual pair needs a loving home.

The two dogs were recently found abandoned in Hartlepool, England, according to ABC News, and were taken in by a Stray Aid, an agency in Coxhoe, England that helps place stray dogs in forever homes.

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The pooches are looking for exactly that, but Stray Aid is seeking to keep them together. Buzz, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, lends Glenn, a Jack Russell Terrier, his eyes and guides the dog around on walks. Read more...

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Sydney tourist site 'could collapse'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-24 09:55
A Sydney rock formation made famous by social media photographs has been closed because of fears it could collapse.
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James Horner confirmed dead in small plane crash, agency says

Mashable - Wed, 2015-06-24 09:54

James Horner, the Academy Award-winning composer whose film scores shaped dozens of modern classics including Titanic, Braveheart, Apollo 13, Field of Dreams, Aliens, and Avatar, died in the crash of a single-engine plane he was piloting, his agency confirmed Tuesday.

Authorities found the flaming wreckage of the plane, registered in Horner's name, on Monday morning. Horner was unaccounted for and presumed to be the pilot, sparking tributes from friends and collaborators like Ron Howard and Celine Dion.

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In a statement to EW, his agency Gorfaine/Schwartz confirmed Horner's passing. Calls to the agency had not gone through since Monday and emails were not returned. Read more...

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Paper gets Freddie Gray autopsy

CNN Top Stories - Wed, 2015-06-24 09:50
A day after six Baltimore police officers pleaded not guilty to all charges in Freddie Gray's death, a newspaper reported his autopsy shows he suffered a "high-energy injury" most likely caused by a sudden slowing of the police van holding him.
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