'Severe' quake strikes New Zealand
darylwill: BREAKING: 7.4 magnitude quake hits near Christchurch, New Zealand, USGS says | More: http://sms.msnbc.com USGS has since revised the magnitude to 7.2, but it’s unclear at this point how much damage the earthquake, which Radio New Zealand described as “severe,” has caused.
Flirting your way to the corner office... without... →
“How YOU doin’?” is a legit option for our vote on whether flirting is appropriate at work, right? From the comments on our Facebook page: “Heck yea i flirt with my boss all the time and he loves it, it helps that he’s my husband!”
Goats! Rescued! OMFG! →
threering: Weirdest news headline of the day? Srsly MSNBC. OK, you have a point: That might have been our weirdest headline of the day.
The first ATM in the U.S. went into service at a... →
inothernews: In Rockville Centre, it was spelled “Automatic Tellre Machine.” (via Wired) From This Day In Tech on Wired.com: “A bank advertisement announcing the event touted, ‘On Sept. 2, our bank will open at 9:00 and never close again!’” How nice that these thieves chose to drive their truck through a convenience store wall and steal its ATM to commemorate the...
Oil platform explodes, catches fire off La. coast →
Coast Guard says no one killed in explosion; one reportedly injured. Update: Mariner Energy, company who owns oil platform, now reporting all 13 workers safe and accounted for; no injuries.
Burger King selling itself to private equity firm... →
“Make the headline ‘Burger King gets a whopper of a deal!’,” suggested one of our msnbc.com editors. As you can see, that suggestion was shot down.
Police kill Discovery building gunman →
Police shot to death a gunman who held three hostages for several hours Wednesday at the Discovery Communications building in Silver Spring, Md., authorities said. They said the hostages were safe.
Man plunges 39 stories from NYC skyscraper — and... →
He landed on a Dodge Charger. Guessing that type of incident wasn’t written into the driver’s insurance policy…
Chinese villagers forced to change untypable name →
The predicament of the villagers formerly known as Shan make Prince’s name-change seem like a piece of cake.
Obama declares 'the end of our combat mission in... →
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