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BlogPost: December 5, 2010 - December 11, 2010

Paul McCartney's 'Scrambled Eggs,' football kickers and a very iPad Christmas (videos)

Four videos to watch

By Melissa Bell  | December 10, 2010; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Sen. Bernie Sanders took over Senate floor in hours-long speech

Bernie Sanders launches fillibuster.

By Melissa Bell  | December 10, 2010; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (144)
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Anonymous 'hacktivists' increase in number; Hacker magazine condemns attacks

Anonymous group swells in number. Hackers unhappy.

By Melissa Bell  | December 10, 2010; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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♪♫ James Moody dies at 85

James Moody died.

By Melissa Bell  | December 10, 2010; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The year in Life photographs

Life magazine presents it's round up of 105 best photographs.

By Melissa Bell  | December 10, 2010; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Barbara Walters's most fascinating people, Twitter stats, Liu Xiaobo and more in the morning roundup

Morning links. December 9, 2010.

By Melissa Bell  | December 10, 2010; 8:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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♪♫ She & Him put a spell on you

She & Him take to Conan last night for some good ol' music.

By Melissa Bell  | December 10, 2010; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Escondido 'bomb house,' Anonymous on attack, and Bendable desk in evening round-up

Evening round-up.

By Melissa Bell  | December 9, 2010; 5:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Google's zeitgeist: year in review (video)

Google Zeitgeist launches a video to wrap up what the world searched for.

By Melissa Bell  | December 9, 2010; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Brenda Starr exits cartoon land: another funereal toll for journalism?

Brenda Starr is leaving the comic world.

By Melissa Bell  | December 9, 2010; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Moving portraits of 14 actors

NYT creates 14 moving portraits.

By Melissa Bell  | December 9, 2010; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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DREAM Act goes to a vote; the Web watches

The DREAM Act passed the House, but advocates are unsure that Senate members will gather the 60 votes needed to push the bill through to further Senate procedures later today. Why do you support passage or failure of the DREAM Act?

By Katie Rogers  | December 9, 2010; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
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Mark Zuckerberg to give away half his money; Steve Martin finds his funny bone

Morning news to know.

By Melissa Bell  | December 9, 2010; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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♪♫ Jim Morrison to be pardoned; he's not alone in the rock star pardon hall of fame

Jim Morrison will be pardoned by Florida governor Charlie Crist. We look back on other musical pardons.

By Melissa Bell  | December 9, 2010; 9:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Elizabeth Edwards and the cancer question

Lisa Adams, a cancer survivor, talks about her reaction to Elizabeth Edwards death.

By Melissa Bell  | December 8, 2010; 4:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Derrick Burts, HIV-positve porn actor, calls for condom use in industry

Derrick Burts, HIV-positve porn actor, calls for condom use in industry.

By Melissa Bell  | December 8, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Facebook numbers game has people raising awareness about themselves

(Carol Guzy/The Washington Post) Just when you thought the cartoon craze was dying out, news streams all over Facebook have another mystery: "#4 You broke my heart. To this day I still think about you." "#51.2 You always make me...

By Melissa Bell  | December 8, 2010; 10:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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SpaceX launches (Video)

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket sits on the pad at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Scott Audette/Reuters) SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket into space at 10:43 a.m. The shuttle is planned to circle Earth twice, reenter...

By Melissa Bell  | December 8, 2010; 9:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Net neutrality, China Peace Prize, and tax deal: Need-to-know news

A woman wears a badge asking for the release of Liu Xiaobao outside the legislative council in Hong Kong before heading to the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo. (Mike Clarke/AFP/Getty Images) Morning news to know: NASA NASA sold computers...

By Melissa Bell  | December 8, 2010; 8:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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'Anonymous' attacks Visa.com, Mastercard.com in support of WikiLeaks

Hackers supposedly have brought Mastercard.com down as a retaliation for Julian Assange's arrest.

By Melissa Bell  | December 8, 2010; 8:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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♪♫ John Lennon final print interview; digital tributes flood the Internet (Audio)

Rolling Stone published never-before-heard tapes of John Lennon.

By Melissa Bell  | December 8, 2010; 7:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Elizabeth Edwards dies; interviews of her life (Video)

Elizabeth Edwards dies from cancer at the age of 61.

By Melissa Bell  | December 7, 2010; 5:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Captain Awesome, vibrating wallets and robbing Santas: afternoon wackiness

Captain Awesome, formerly known as Douglas Allen Smith Jr., with his identification card in Eugene, Ore. (Brian Davies/AP) Three weird and wonderful things to top off the day: My name is Awesome too. An Oregon man has changed his name...

By Melissa Bell  | December 7, 2010; 2:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, in jail; World Press Freedom Day announced

State Department announces World Press Freedom Day. Awkward timing.

By Melissa Bell  | December 7, 2010; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Google e-book error page introduces the Whale Fail

Google e-books hat tips Twitter and Herman Melville with their 404 page.

By Melissa Bell  | December 7, 2010; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Cosmo enters Mongolia: Stephen Colbert suggests cover lines (Video)

Suggested Mongolian cover lines for new Cosmo provided by Tweets and Stephen Colbert.

By Melissa Bell  | December 7, 2010; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Julian Assange arrested: Is he a 'scientific journalist' or 'megalomaniac'?

Who is Julian Assange?

By Melissa Bell  | December 7, 2010; 8:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Aspirin, Iranian Geneva talks, subway rescues and more

Morning link love.

By Melissa Bell  | December 7, 2010; 8:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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♪♫ December 7, 1941: A day that will live in infamy

December 7, 1941 -- A Day that will live in infamy

By Melissa Bell  | December 7, 2010; 7:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Panda bonanza: Researchers try to dupe pandas with panda costumes (Photos)

Panda researchers dress like pandas to protect a baby panda from identifying with humans.

By Melissa Bell  | December 6, 2010; 2:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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WikiLeaks left off Twitter trends?

WikiLeaks wonders if Twitter is censoring it.

By Melissa Bell  | December 6, 2010; 1:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Noah's ark lands in midst of state and church separation debate

Plans to give the investors of a Noah's ark theme park government discounts, kicks off a church vs. state debate.

By Melissa Bell  | December 6, 2010; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Hot air balloon found at sea, SNL sees WikiLeaks as 'TMZ' and more

Morning link love about hot air balloon crashes and John Boehner taking the House.

By Melissa Bell  | December 6, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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♪♫ Grace Potter salutes the troops

Grace Potter On Sunday night, the U.S. troops at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego were honored with "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops." It brought a mishmash of D-list celebrities and over-the-top music performances. Some of the...

By Melissa Bell  | December 6, 2010; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Facebook profiles get major redesign: Will you opt to change your page?

The Facebook profile page gets a major redesign.

By Melissa Bell  | December 6, 2010; 7:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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♪♫ Dave Brubeck takes five

Dave Bruebeck turns 90 today.

By Melissa Bell  | December 6, 2010; 7:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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