The Daily Word in Gotham the Hudson River whale, influential fake news and Florence Henderson
Thanksgiving Day thieves robbed a church of its tabernacle.
Did Russian media outlets serve Trump's campaign by promoting particular fake-news stories?
Check out this great collection of chola portraits from the'70s and '80s.
Winter weather is adding a sinister bent to oil pipeline protests in South Dakota.
The Daily Word in Clones, Solar Power and A Damn Good Speech
Michelle Obama gave a killer speech during the Democratic Convention Monday night. This one's for the books.
How long does it take a Starbucks barista to get ready in the morning?
A British study offers a new, less expensive, method of treating depression.
The fuel-free, sun-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 completed a 22,000 mile trip around the world—and it only took a year! Complications were many but the landing was flawless.
Some birds swoop and snatch their prey. This one kicks things to death.
The Daily Word in Inequality, Abortion Rights and Helium
On Monday the Supreme Court struck down on abortion clinic restrictions in Texas, stating that the strict requirements “constitute an undue burden on [a woman's] constitutional right to [seek an abortion].”
The ruling could have a ripple effect on many other Republican-run states with strict abortion laws.
Evolution favors simplicity, which is one of many reasons why it doesn't make sense for our ape cousins to evolve into humans. Take it from the experts; I only minored in anthropology.
Scientists discovered more than a trillion liters of helium beneath Tanzania, a relieving find after some researchers feared an impending helium shortage. Scientists rely on the gas for MRI scanners which I guess is more important than high-pitched birthday party entertainment.
Boba already exists, Starbucks.
Harrison Ford for president.
The Daily Word in slow day for news
The Daily Word in Lawsuits, Zoo Escapes and The Easter Bunny
A Siamang monkey escaped from the Biopark Zoo this weekend and I missed it.
It’s been proven that the early 2000’s will obviously never die. Now what about bringing back those 2000’s fashion trends?
The Daily Word in cocaine fingerprints, rival bikers, a killer nurse and Ronnie James Dio
Two extreme athletes died during a flying stunt.
A Filipino serial killer-nurse was convicted of murdering two and poisoning 20 in a hospital in Manchester, England.
Watch this Starbucks barista flip out.
Do you do this when you're home alone?
This girl performed an Adele song with her father, James Hetfield of Metallica.
The Daily Word in freaky animals, New Mexico schools and Starbucks
Police are searching Albuquerque for 10-year-old Alexandra Greenwall of Rio Rancho, who went missing on Wednesday. Contact the authorities if you have any information.
A US Marine and Iraq War veteran in Maryland has been banned from his daughter's school after having a heated argument with the vice principal over his daughter's homework on Islam.
A woman in the Houston area was sentenced to three years in prison for putting a gun in her son's backpack to get him in trouble.
Starbucks is going to start delivering to select areas in 2015. Looks like that pumpkin spice latte is gonna come to you!
Police in Pennsylvania finally caught Matthew Eric Frein after a 48-day manhunt. Frein is accused of killing a state trooper.
UNM basketball coach Craig Neal has the starting lineup for the team's exhibition game against Western New Mexico.
Police are looking for suspects after a man was shot and killed this morning on Central Avenue. This story is still being updated.
A Legislative Finance Committee report stated that high-poverty schools in New Mexico need better teachers. Not to sound juvenile, but “DUH! That's high-poverty schools everywhere!” I'm done.
A list of freaky lookin' animals to get you squeamish and scared for All Hallows' Eve. Who knows … they may inspire a last-minute costume, no?
The Daily Word in Snake Salvation, Sid Ceasar and the Craigslist Killer
Craigslist Killer Miranda Barbour confesses to more than 22 murders.
We may be facing a Clown Crisis.
Reportedly, Kim Jong Un drowns babies.
“Snake Salvation” reality star Pastor Jamie Coots died of a snake bite.
Rest in peace, Sid Ceasar.
A Pixar artist made a children’s book of mature scenes from iconic films.
Learn how to stretch your cell phone’s charge in a power outage.
Throughout history, humans have made up games that torture animals.
NBC smuggled its own secret Starbucks into the Olympics.
See a 17-year-old Prince.
Bosque fire alert.
Dennis Anderson found a gunshot victim in his bed.
There is a possible radiation leak at WIPP.
Happy birthday Paris Hilton.
Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
I posted a couple weeks ago that Starbucks was releasing Sweethearts 2014, featuring numerous covers of love songs by the likes of Fiona Apple, Beck, Vampire Weekend and more. Now, Beck has made his track available—a cover of John Lennon’s “Love,” which you can listen to below, and you can head over to Consequence of Sound for the full tracklist. The compilation is set to hit the music-sphere on Valentine’s Day. Que cute.
When did Amazon start streaming full albums? I guess I was napping. Like most weeks in this day and age, there’s free music that’s alive and well, sending sound vibrations across the land ... a sneak preview into an unknown dimension. Or a familiar one if you’re a fan. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks have made their latest opus (Wig Out at Jagbags) available for streaming online, and if that’s not your bag, then Del the Funky Homosapien has you covered.
I don’t consider myself too much of a Flaming Lips fan. I’ve heard some stuff that I’ve liked, and could also do without some other stuff as well. But I do love a band that never stops, and considering I read about them almost every week (minor exaggeration), they’ve gotta be tireless, restless and ____-less. Now they’ve shared a cover of The Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” You can hear that below.
I don’t care what people say ... I like The Eagles. When I was growing up, my Ma and Pa would always play their Greatest Hits album on the car stereo when we would take long trips or go for leisurely drives. And it always stuck with me. Tracks like “Witchy Woman,” their ever-famous “Hotel California,” and “Take It Easy” shepherded me into adolescence. And now the band is still doing it up, and in kind of a big way. Their 1976 album Hotel California has been made into a giant LP. That’s right, a giant record. You can read more at NME.
You ‘member Foster the People? That band that hit it big with that song “Pumped Up Kicks”? Well they just released a 45-second teaser that contains a snippet of a new track (probably taken from a new album?). You can view that below.
Wait ... you didn’t think the album streamage was over, did you? Not by a long shot. First up, we got Peter Gabriel’s ... And I’ll Scratch Yours (as well as its predecessor Scratch My Back) streaming in full over at NPR. And then we also got hip-hop artist Angel Haze’s major debut LP (Dirty Gold) streaming over here. Well you can also go buy it, since it’s out and about in stores, but just in case you wanted a sneak peak ...
It’s always a treat when an unreleased, unheard and un-thought-of song from a band you know about or admire comes out. It’s somewhat new. Or new to you. And now avant-pop-rock masterminds Talking Heads have shared a previously unheard track from 1976 (before the band released their debut LP). The instrumental track (with the default title “Theme”) was supposedly recorded from a show the band played at CBGB’s, opening for Television. You can hear that below.
EDITOR’S NOTE: As I was about to post this week’s Rooster Roundabout online, I got an email from Pixies’ website, announcing the release of a brand new EP (EP2) and a new video for their track “Blue Eyed Hexe” (which you can view below). I have to admit that since Kim Deal left the band, my interest has sort of waned. Not to say they’re no longer relevant, just a tad less interesting. And being as ADD as I am, it’s easy to lose interest. However, I’m sure some people are really excited for new music from this tweaked institution of a band.
The Daily Word in Facebook confession, speeding momma, Perseid meteor shower
Florida man confessed on Facebook to killing his wife and posted a chilling, graphic photo her of bloodied body before turning himself in.
One injured after officer-involved shooting in Santa Fe.
Arrests made in Rehtaeh Parsons case.
Police say a pregnant mom led them on a 120-mph-chase down 550.
The Daily Word in hand grenades, stalking, massive wall
Former Congressional candidate Gary Smith spent the night in jail with charges of stalking a former rival.
Two hand grenades have been found in checked baggage in the past week at Albuquerque's airport.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is suing the NCAA over sanctions imposed over Penn State in the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
Murder in Rio Arriba County appears to be payback for a stolen PlayStation.
New rule makes it easier for immigrants to gain U.S. citizenship if they have immediate family who are already citizens.
Sandy Hook students return to classes for the first time today at a new school.
Starbucks to sell reusable plastic cups at a dollar apiece and will offer discounts on coffee when customers bring them in.
Israel finally finished their ridiculously huge, nearly impenetrable wall at the border to Egypt.
I would so eat a Cool Ranch Doritos taco.
The Daily Word in killer storm, childhood obesity, Starbucks politics
Intense storm system blamed in the deaths of at least six people after it dumped sleet and snow in the Midwest and unleashed tornadoes in the South.
Childhood obesity rates appear to be falling.
KRQE provides some helpful tips for returning those unwanted Christmas presents.
You can no longer adopt a child from Russia.
Politics, politics, everywhere … even on your Starbucks cups.
A family in Albuquerque lost their home after it went up in flames on Christmas Day.
Christmas on the ISS.
Hobbit actors see how fast they can name all of the dwarves.
Creepy (sexy?) John Mayer Santa.
Who steals a baby Jesus from a nativity scene on Christmas? C’mon.
The Daily Word in a deadly cold snap, a toddler-bitten snake, a glitterbombed writer
Mother of a 13-month-old Israeli toddler says her son chewed the head off a snake.
Topless protesters detained at World Economic Forum in Switzerland.
5 teenage hikers are safe after search and rescue team led them down Sandias.
The speech Nixon had planned in case the Apollo 11 mission failed and the astronauts died on the moon makes me feel all warm and patriotic inside.
Gay columnist Dan Savage gets glitterbombed in Vancouver.
Tractor brewing gets cited for refilling patrons' growlers.
This milk is totally spoiled.
Bus-sized asteroid has a “near miss” after flying by Earth at a distance of (only!) 37,000 miles.
Starbucks aims to open 50 new locations in India this year.
Heavy snow fall and plummeting temperatures have caused 28 counted deaths across east Europe.
The Daily Word in 1970's America, cannibalism, drugs, and Quebequois law
NM Secretary of State Dianna Duran ran over someone with her car.
Drive-by on Cerrillos Road Starbucks.
Excellent photos of 1970's America when everything was brown.
A Pakistani woman tried to eat her husband.
Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson has joined four former city mayors in support of legalizing marijuana.
Albuquerque Police say a Torrance county jail guard was found in a car full of smoke parked in a no-trespassing zone.
Thanksgiving. Corvettes. Crash.
NYPD riot memo re: Occupy Wall Street.
On this day in 1957 The Price is Right aired for the very first time.
The Daily Word in Monopoly stabbing, the 1 percent and webcam girls
UNM says protesters can't be on campus period. Not even during the day.
Occupy Oakland wants the city to strike on Nov. 2.
Woman stabs boyfriend in the wrist over Monopoly, police say. No word on whether she will pass go and collect $200.
In the last 30 years, the 1 percent more than doubled its income, reports NY Times.
Big development plans for the South Valley—a movie theatre and department stores.
Big-deal Hollywood producer says our film perks aren't so great compared with Louisiana's.
The not-at-all-secret life of webcam girls.
Slaves work for you. Find out how many.
Thousands of women in Yemen burn their veils to protest government violence.
Oxycontin mochaccino at Starbucks.
There will be 7 billion people on Earth soon. What number are you?
Your body is a jerk. That's why you can't keep the weight off.
The Paleo-diet is not so awesome, says anthropologist.