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Hotel apologizes for serving ‘Apartheid’ cocktail

A hotel in Iceland owned by Icelandair has apologized after the hotel’s bar sparked outrage by serving a cocktail with a controversial name. Until this past week, the bar at the Marina Hotel in Reykjavík featured a drink called Apartheid. The cocktail was made with vodka, stout liqueur, cream and ...

Pizza-making champ creates 99-cheese pizza

The 99-cheese pizza is no longer a culinary impossibility. A chef in Australia has created a pizza using 99 different cheeses as an homage to the Novantanove Formaggio displayed in the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie. Chef Johnny Di Francesco melted together 94 different cheeses and chilled the mixture into ...

This image released by Columbia Pictures shows James Franco, left, and Seth Rogen in "The Interview." The comedy is set for release in 2014 on Christmas Day. (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures, Sony, Ed Araquel)

Actor who portrays Kim Jong Un in 'The Interview' takes role in stride

Since the recent Sony hack, accusations have been hurled, opinions formed, and desperate measures taken.  Throughout it all, Randall Park has stayed mostly mum, but he undoubtedly plays a big piece in the fallout. Park portrays North Korean leader (and one of the world's most polarizing figures) Kim Jong Un ...

Positive pregnancy tests allegedly being sold online

Positive pregnancy tests are allegedly for sale online by an Oklahoma woman who is marketing them specifically for the holidays. A Craigslist ad called the positive tests “a way to keep your man.” The tests are being offered for $20. Positive pregnancy tests were also found for sale on eBay. ...

Woman says companies falsely advertised her pictures for diet supplements

A woman says her pictures were stolen, and used without her permission for diet pill and supplement ads. Renee Ross is a mother and professional blogger. A few years ago she chronicled her 50-pound weight loss through exercise and dieting, and posted the before and after photos. About a month ...

Hustler Video announces porn parody of ‘The Interview’

"If Kim Jong Un and his henchmen were upset before, wait till they see the movie we're going to make," Hustler founder and chairman Larry Flynt said as he announced plans to make a pornographic parody of The Interview. The Interview has grabbed headlines because of threats from hackers believed ...

Firefighter invents trauma bag he hopes schools, government buildings use

A Georgia firefighter has invented an emergency trauma bag that he says should be a fixture in schools and government buildings. In a mass emergency, such as a school shooting, Cliff Letizia told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik it’s not always easy or safe for first responders to make it to ...

President Barack Obama listens to a question during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Social media jumps on Obama's 'James Flacco' slip

President Obama had a slip of the tongue Friday during a press conference, referring to actor James Franco as James Flacco. Joe Flacco is the Baltimore Ravens quarterback and there has long been a debate whether he is considered an "elite" quarterback in the NFL. Social media was quick to ...

Man accused of setting woman’s house on fire for Facebook rejection

A man in Kentucky has been indicted on burglary and arson charges after he allegedly set a woman’s house on fire for rejecting his advances on Facebook. WLKY reports that James Graham, 37, is accused of breaking into the home of Joanie Yount Nov. 28 and setting a box on ...

Jennifer Stegall Edge is accused of biting a teenage driver after what appears to be a case of road rage in Newton County

Georgia woman accused of biting teenager after bout of road rage

An outraged 39-year-old driver was arrested this week after she pursued a teenage driver and bit her when she parked at her Georgia school, sheriff's office deputies said. Jennifer Stegall Edge was angry because she believed the 17-year-old girl had cut her off in traffic, Newton County Sheriff Sgt. Cortney ...

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Restaurant’s hip-hop tribute menu called racist, offensive

East Coast and West coast hip-hop fans are outraged over a proposed special menu at a popular Washington, D.C. restaurant. In February, Graffiato is hosting an East Coast vs. West Coast Biggie & Tupac Tribute Dinner. According to the Washington City Paper, the proposed menu was posted on the restaurant’s ...

Parents outraged over slave journal school assignment

A California school is under fire for giving students a controversial homework assignment. KTLA reports that eighth-grade students at Hawthorne Middle School were required to keep a slave diary. The English class assignment instructed students to write in the diary in the voice of a slave for five days. The ...

Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 5 deaths, several illnesses

Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. The CDC says it knows of 28 cases in which people were sickened with the same strains of the bacterial illness listeria, with 26 of them ...

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Top trending YouTube videos

What were people watching on YouTube in the year 2014?  A dog dressed as a spider and a singing nun were tops.  Take a look at what else your friends were watching and talking about online.  <div class="storify"><iframe src="//storify.com/cmgnationalnews/top-10-youtube-videos-for-2014/embed?header=false&border=false" width="100%" height="750" frameborder="no" allowtransparency="true"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/cmgnationalnews/top-10-youtube-videos-for-2014.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/cmgnationalnews/top-10-youtube-videos-for-2014" target="_blank">View the story "Top trending ...

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A last-minute guide to holiday tipping

Holiday tipping can cause some anxiety among those of us who checked our lists carefully and made sure we’d covered all the bases. Except for when we check the mailbox and discover we have holiday greetings from the mail carrier, trash pickup service and maybe the volunteer fire department. You know they are hoping ...

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