10:54 p.m. ET: If when using photo-sharing service Instagram you’ve ever thought “wow, I wish I could apply these cool filters to everything I see,” you’re in luck. Someone has just created a pair of glasses that apply Instagram filters to real life, reports Tecca!
9:51 p.m. ET: The wife of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky says she still loves him and ”he’s not who they say he is,” reports the Associated Press.
Dottie Sandusky made the comments Thursday to a Centre Daily Times reporter (http://bit.ly/LSVLg0) during a brief encounter on a street in Bellefonte, Pa., near Penn State, where her husband was an assistant football coach under Joe Paterno.
6:05 p.m. ET: Cuban President Raul Castro said Thursday that his government is willing to mend fences with bitter Cold War foe the United States and sit down to discuss anything, as long as it is a conversation between equals.
“Any day they want, the table is set. This has already been said through diplomatic channels,” Castro said. “If they want to talk, we will talk.” However Washington is adamant that talks will only take place if Cuba institutes democratic reforms and releases Alan Gross, an American serving 15 years for bringing in illegal satellite and other communications equipment to Cuba during a USAid-funded mission.
5:41 p.m. ET: As summer burns on, you may be looking for new and different ways to burn fat and show off a slimmer physique. But of all the fad diets out there, which ones actually work?
“Men’s Health” put four fad diets to the tests: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo and Raw. Check out the story and see which diets really melt away pounds and which will leave you cold.
5:02 p.m. ET: “Nightline” anchor Terry Moran tweeted:
4:15 p.m. ET: After being booted out of the Olympics for an allegedly racist tweet, Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou is speaking out.
In comments to Reuters, Papachristou said:
“I am thankful to my coach and family and so many other people who have stuck by me…. After so many years of hurt and sacrifices to try and get to my first Olympics I am very bitter and upset. But what has upset me the most is the excessive reaction and speed of the disciplinary decision.”
Read the full story on Yahoo HERE
3:40 p.m. ET: London mayor Boris Johnson blasted Mitt Romney in front of a crowd of roughly 60,000 because the GOP candidate made a comment that suggested London’s preparation for the Olympics was “disconcerting.” Watch the reaction HERE:
2:22 p.m. ET: The National Post produced a very powerful infographic that detailed the weaponry and armor the alleged Colorado movie theater gunman. View the infographic HERE
12:40 p.m. ET: Doing some flying this summer? This report might gross you out.
A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering focuses on the influence of airports in the spread of pandemics. This study seeks to determine how likely the 40 largest U.S. airports are to influence the spread of a contagious disease originating in their home cities.
Which airports made their list? Read more HERE
11:07 a.m. ET: The movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., was not the city’s first massacre.
In 1993, a 19-year-old gunman shot and killed three teenagers and their manager at a Chuck E. Cheese’s. A fifth person was shot in the face and lived.
Some families are still waiting for justice. Read the full story HERE
10:10 a.m. ET: Flag snafu at the Olympics:
The North Korean women’s soccer team has apparently regained its footing after an inauspicious start to the 2012 Olympic games when the players walked off the field because event organizers displayed the South Korean flag as they introduced the North Koreans.
They were eventually persuaded to return to the field and whipped Colombia 2-0 after officials showed the correct flag.