The polar vortex engulfing the US has left 21 people dead. Here’s why events like this might be getting more common.

AP The polar vortex swept parts of the US Midwest and East Coast this week, forcing millions of Americans to contend with subzero temperatures.  The polar vortex is an area of circulating cold air that rings the planet’s North and South poles. Sometimes that vortex destabilizes, sending surges of Arctic air south. Windchill temperatures were as […]

The original Ghostbusters franchise is getting a new film in 2020

Enlarge / Who ya gonna call? Three of the four original Ghostbusters: Bill Murray, the late Harold Ramis, and Dan Ackroyd. (credit: Columbia Pictures) Fire up your proton packs, people, because there’s going to be another Ghostbusters movie from Sony Pictures, according to Entertainment Weekly. Jason Reitman (Juno, Thank You For Smoking) will direct the […]

Talking Points Episode 7: Getting the Most out of the World of Hyatt Program

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Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg is going to Harvard after getting a reported 1270 on the SAT — it shows test scores aren’t everything

mpi04/MediaPunch /IPX/AP Parkland school shooting survivor and gun law activist David Hogg is going to Harvard University. He received a score of 1270 out of 1600 on the SAT, according to TMZ. The bottom 25% of students admitted had an average score of 1460. His reported score has sparked a debate over whether Harvard should […]

Conor McGregor getting ready to ‘launch rockets’ in 2019 UFC comeback

Former double UFC champion Conor McGregor has kept a low profile since an October defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov but judging by his latest missive on social media, he appears to be priming himself for a fresh run at the title. McGregor, who in November 2016 became the first UFC fighter to hold titles in two […]

Dramatic photos show far-right activists getting pelted with a water cannon during a migration protest in Brussels

Reuters Protesters have clashed with police in Brussels while demonstrating against a UN migration pact. The United Nations signed the first ever international deal on the migration crisis, despite opposition from the US. The “March against Marrakech” pledged to turn a “political crisis into the awakening of our people.” Police in the Belgium capital were […]

‘I saw people getting shot. I can’t get it out of my head’: 4 people dead after gunman opens fire after Mass in Brazil cathedral

Denny Cesare/Futura Press via AP A man opened fire in a cathedral in southern Brazil after Mass on Tuesday, killing four people and wounding four more before taking a bullet in the ribs in a firefight with police and then shooting himself in the head, authorities said. The shooting happened right after the midday service […]

‘The Walking Dead’s’ Tom Payne hints he may appear again on the show after getting killed off

Gene Page/AMC Jesus (Tom Payne) was surprisingly killed off “The Walking Dead‘s” season nine mid-season finale. But we could see him again. Saturday, at Walker Stalker Con New Jersey, Payne hinted we could see him in a flashback during the AMC series’ six-year time gap. Jesus (Tom Payne) may have recently been killed off “The […]

‘PC stuff is getting ridiculous’: Radio stations axe Christmas classic due to #MeToo concerns

Many consider it a Christmas classic but radio stations are refusing to play the song ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ because it’s lyrics have run afoul of the #MeToo movement. However fans are now pushing back against the banishment. The yule-tide favorite was originally recorded for the 1949 film Neptune’s Daughter and it went on to […]