Ukrainian President Poroshenko Declares Ceasefire Over: ‘We Will Attack’



DONETSK, Ukraine – Ukraine waited late into the night for word from its president as to whether a fragile ceasefire with pro-Russian separatists in the country’s restive east would continue, or the active phase of the government’s counterinsurgency operation would restart.

It came 43 minutes after midnight on Tuesday, when Petro Poroshenko said he had decided to suspend the ceasefire first announced on June 20, after consultations with Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council Monday evening.

“We will attack and we will liberate our land. Non-renewal of the ceasefire is our response to terrorists, rebels, looters, all those who are tormenting civilians, who are paralyzing the regions’ economy … who are depriving people of a normal, peaceful life,” the president said in an address to the nation. Read more…

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‘Gotham,’ ‘Flash’ to Screen at San Diego Comic-Con



Warner Bros. TV and DC Comics are bringing all the kids to Comic Con.

On July 26, the duo will present a three-hour mega-screening at the annual San Diego fan-fest, in which the pilots for Fox’s Gotham and CW’s Flash will be screened for the first time for the public. In addition, new footage from NBC’s Constantine and the third season of Arrow will be shown. Cast members and producers from all four shows are set to make appearances.

WBTV has not yet announced its full panel line-up for Comic-Con 2014 but with the event just weeks away, details are expected shortly. Read more…

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El futuro Windows 9 se transformará según el equipo que lo ejecute

Aunque Microsoft introdujo grandes cambios con el lanzamiento de Windows 8.1, muchos usuarios siguen aguantando con Windows 7 a la espera de una futura versión del sistema operativo que les convenza. Esa podría ser Windows 9, ya que tal y como…

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America, Meet Your New Enemy: Belgium



Yes, they may have delicious gourmet chocolate and a rather daring attitude to eating fries laden with mayonnaise. Sure, they have great comic books and 1,100 varieties of beer, and tasty mussels, and waffles, and the European parliament and one of literature’s greatest detectives. And alright, we may currently be commemorating the hundredth anniversary of a horrific war that was largely fought on their territory and evoked the sympathies of the world.

But put all that aside right now. Concentrate on the fact that they are Team USA’s opponents in the World Cup knockout game at 4pm ET Tuesday. For the next 24 hours, America, it’s okay to hate Belgium. Read more…

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Dangerous ‘Derecho’ Thunderstorms Plow Toward Chicago, Milwaukee



A nasty line of storms has barreled across Iowa today, taking aim at Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin, as well as Chicago and Rockford, Illinois, during the next few hours

The storm complex is technically known as a mesoscale convective system, basically a large group of organized thunderstorms. These storms are feeding off a warm, moist air mass, and strong winds in the low and mid-levels of the atmosphere are being pulled down to the surface, making them especially dangerous.

Intense, dangerous MCS (mesoscale convective system) and #derecho smashing across the Midwest #weather

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Surprise! ‘Community’ Saved, Returning for a Sixth Season … on Yahoo




In a save that’s even more shocking than every World Cup match we’ve seen so far, cult-favorite comedy Community will return for a 13-episode sixth season — by Yahoo on its nascent video platform Yahoo Screen.

SEE ALSO: ‘Community’ Is Canceled, But Not Quite Dead — Yet

The entire cast is set to return.

The series had been cancelled by NBC in May

More to come…. Read more…

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Yo, Hodor: An App for Saying ‘Hodor!’ to Your Friends



Many popular apps inspire a variety of spinoffs and copycats — most of which tend to be lame at best or blatant knockoffs at worstYo, the app that allows you to send “Yo” push notifications to friends, is no exception, with a series of wannabe copies already filling the App Store and Google Play

But one spinoff is doing it right— possibly even better than the original. Yo, Hodor is like Yo, only more awesome because Game of Thrones.

Hodor is, of course, a reference to the Game of Thrones character, who only says his own name.

The iOS app functions much like Yo. Create an account and add your friends’ usernames — unlike Yo, there is no way to find your friends who also have also downloaded the app. So you must already know their usernames. Tapping someone’s username sends them a “Hodor,” which developer Tyler Hederick says was lifted from a clip of the show. Read more…

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USA vs. Belgium: Your Mega Preview for Tuesday’s World Cup Showdown



Last week, they stared down death. Death—in the form of Portugal and Ghana, at least—blinked first. Now the USMNT faces a different sort of challenge: a golden generation of soccer talent hailing from the land of primo beers, rich chocolates and fluffy waffles

Jurgen Klinsmann, Clint Dempsey and company don’t want to wake from this World Cup dream run after escaping the tournament’s Group of Death against all odds. Their next test comes Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET (on ESPN) against tiny Belgium, which can now add world-class football to the above list of pleasing national exports

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15 Classic Images to Celebrate 150 Years of Yosemite



On June 30, 1864, Abraham Lincoln — in the midst of the Civil War — signed the Yosemite Land Grant in an effort to protect and preserve one of the nation’s most majestic places for future generations

150 later, U.S. national parks are myriad, but the Yosemite grant marked the first time the nation’s government had preserved such a space for public use.

Lincoln’s land grant placed both the Mariposa Grove and the Yosemite Valley in the hands of the state of California, providing precedent for the extensive national park system that would later follow. On October 1, 1890, the tracts of land around the two areas became official known as Yosemite National Park. It was combined with the regions Lincoln’s grant preserved in 1906. Read more…

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Watch a 5-Minute Playthrough of ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Break a Record



You probably never played Super Mario Bros. like this as a kid. Gamer “Blubber” posted a video of his speedrun through the original Super Mario Bros. from 1985, in which he beat the previous record by a second.

Blubber broadcast his run on Twitch over the weekend. He utilizes every possible warp pipe and glitch, along with excellent timing, to defeat bowser and save the princess. His total time was 4 minutes and 57.69 seconds, and he never stopped for a single mushroom.

Speedrunning is a popular streaming activity on Twitch, where gamers frequently try to crush others’ records in the fastest time through classic games. Last week, a marathon of speedrunning called Summer Games Done Quick raised more than $700,000 for Doctors Without Borders. Read more…

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