New York, Mar 1 : When it comes to infidelity, the cheaters come with all the excuses in the book.
On Wednesday, Huffington Post introduced to some new ones when the hashtag #ExcusesCheatersUse began trending on Twitter.
One example was "it was my friend sending those x-rated texts from my phone, not me!"
Another wrote "I didn''t know what I was doing, she means nothing to me."
Some said that If you got to delete text messages so your partner won''t read them, you're already there.
Some say that they were drunk and didn't know what he/she was doing, or they just play the blame game citing obsession.
New York, Mar 1 : People from New York lie about their physical stature, race, wealth and even pregnancy, it has been revealed.
A new survey, conducted by Whatsyourprice. com, found that in one case, a woman from Long Island claimed to be her more-attractive sibling to get dates.
Other females simply failed to mention crucial things, like the girl who claimed to be a 115-pound beauty, then showed up in her second trimester, without even hinting she was pregnant.
In another case, one man posted images of himself next to a Ferrari even though he owned no car and rode the bus.
New York, Mar 1 - Efforts are on at the UN to integrate humanitarian assistance into the international military campaign against opponents of Somalia's government that will further threaten the safe delivery of impartial aid to Somalis, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said.
The UN Security Council is currently deliberating the future structure of the UN's mission in Somalia.
Under discussion is the possible inclusion of humanitarian assistance within the broader political and military agenda for Somalia.
New York, Feb 28 : Harry Potter brace yourselves! You could soon become a proud owner of a real-life invisibility cloak.
Singapore scientist Prof. Baile Zhang unveiled his magical machine at the prestigious TED2013 conference in Long Beach, California on Monday, the New York Daily News reported.
Despite being labeled a cloak, it's actually a box - two pieces of calcite, a natural carbonate mineral that can bend light and suppress shadows around objects, pieced together.
But it shares the same principles as the robe donned by the famous movie wizard, Zhang said.
New York, Feb, 28 : A man from Florida, who was driving his pick-up, was shot in the leg after his dog kicked an "empty" handgun on the vehicle's floor on Saturday afternoon.
Gregory Dale Lanier, 35, of Frostproof told Sebring police that he had believed that his handgun was empty when he placed it on the center "hump" on the floor of his gray Ford F250.
According to the police report, Lanier had just left Blue Crab restaurant on State Road 17 when, about two miles later at a BP gas station he heard a "boom," and saw smoke and felt a burning in his leg.
New York, Feb 28 : An alarm clock app has been developed where the user must shake his/her iPhone vigorously to turn it off.
Now no more excuses, no more snooze button abuses - you will wake up on time.
The Wake N Shake Alarm Clock app has no sympathy for your cozy comforter. The only way to turn off the alarm is by shaking your iPhone vigorously - otherwise it will torment you with noise that cannot simply be clicked away.
New York, Feb 27 : As more men are flocking to yoga classes, it seems they're tired of borrowing their girlfriends' purple, flowered yoga mats.
Thankfully for them, some savvy retailers have heard the complaint and are starting to step up their offerings for male yogis.
YogaJack Inc., a fledgling company based in San Francisco and Boston, last week announced its introductory line of yoga gear just for guys, the New York Daily News reported.
Among the offerings are longer, thicker yoga mats with a "proprietary non-slip surface" for sweaty dudes, and tote bags in guy-friendly basic black.
New York, Feb 27 - The state of New Jersey Tuesday approved the establishment of online casinos after Gov. Chris Christie signed into law a bill that the two state legislative chambers had approved earlier in the day.
The final text of the law limits the activities of the internet casinos to players located within New Jersey's borders, albeit with certain specific exceptions, increases the taxes on the casinos' online winnings from 10 to 15 percent and establishes a 10-year trial period for internet gambling.
New York, Feb 26 : After the recent meteor strike in Russia, two Grants Pass residents have revealed that they witnessed an unidentified flying object hovering over the Southern Oregon night sky.
Heather Scherffius and Gregory Soldner recorded the UFO sighting on camera and claimed what they saw was not an asteroid or a meteor.
According to the two witnesses, they just happened to be outside of their home at about 10:30 pm when the UFO appeared, International Business Times reported.
New York, Feb. 26 : A video that has teenage pranksters pretending to slip on two gallon-sized containers of liquid thrown to the floor on purpose has become a hit with the online community.
The premise is simple the person walks around a grocery store holding two gallon-sized containers of colored liquid, normally milk or juice.
They creep up behind an unsuspecting customer, then throw the cartons into the air and watch them fall on the ground, the New York Daily News reported.
The bottle explodes on the floor, and the prankster is picked up by onlookers worried that they've been injured in the "accident."
New York, Feb 26 : The US Census Bureau has finally decided to drop its use of the word `Negro' to describe black Americans in surveys.
The term that came into use during the Jim Crow era of racial segregation, will be replace with more modern labels `black' or `African-American'.
According to Nicholas Jones, chief of the bureau''s racial statistics branch, the change will take effect next year when the Census Bureau distributes its annual American Community Survey to more than 3.5 million U. S. households.
New York, Feb. 26 : A mere 45 minutes before Academy Awards started, the second floor of the Dolby Theatre, the host of this year's Oscars, was flooded due to an the apparent overflow in the women's bathroom.
According to multiple reports, a water pipe burst, prompting a half dozen custodial workers to scramble to clear the inch-deep mini-flood before showtime, the New York Post reported.
Witnesses told the Los Angeles Times that the workers used two home-sized wet-vacuums and a large machine - size of a lawn mower to tackle the mini-flood.
New York, Feb 26 : As Michelle Obama announced the nominees and winner of the Best Picture category at the Oscars, conservative critics gave a big thumbs down to the handling of Hollywood's most important annual production.
The surprise appearance of the at the end of the night was said to be "jarring" according to Christian Toto, assistant editor at Breitbart's Big Hollywood, the new York Daily News reported.
New York, Feb 25 : A new cold war has erupted between Washington and Beijing after it was claimed that Chinese cyberspies are behind hacking attempts on almost all powerful American institutions, a report has said.
In warning to Internet providers, as the Obama administration circulated a lengthy confidential list of computer addresses linked to a hacking group that has stolen terabytes of data from American corporations, it left out one crucial fact: that nearly every one of the digital addresses could be traced to the neighborhood in Shanghai that is headquarters to the Chinese military's cybercommand.
New York, February 25 : A British academic has discovered the 500-year-old arrest warrant for famed Italian Renaissance man Niccolo Machiavelli, one of the world's most influential political writers.
The historic document was found in Florence's state archives and marks the turning point in Machiavelli's life that would inspire him to write his famous political treatise "The Prince," the New York Daily News reported
Professor Stephen J. Milner of the University of Manchester found it while researching Florentine town criers in the 15th to early 16th centuries.