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2015-07-15
Multiple Discoveries from NASA's New Horizons Pluto Mission

2014-07-09
R.I.P. William 'Bill' Herbert Kelder - Intellpuke

2013-11-28
Gamers Donate 37,500 Pounds Of Food To Needy

2013-09-30
Statement From The Whitehouse Regarding The Government Shutdown

2013-09-29
An Open Response To 'Organizing for Action'

2013-08-26
Bayou Corne: The Biggest Ongoing Disaster In The U.S. You Have Not Heard Of

2013-04-21
Boston Mayor Hopes Feds 'Throw the Book' at Marathon Bombing Suspect

2013-04-19
Boston Police Closing In On Suspects

2013-04-15
2 Explosions At Boston Marathon. 2 Dead, Many Injured.

2013-01-03
The Press vs Citizens Rights and Privacy - Act 3

2012-12-30
CBS News - Year In Review 2012

Nature.com - 366 Days: 2012 In Review

The Guardian - 2012 In Review: An Interactive Guide To The Year That Was

TruTV - The Biggest Conspiracy Theories of 2012

Colbert Nation: 2012: A Look Back

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2012-12-25
Happy Holidays

2012-12-21
Welcome To A New Era!

2012-12-16
An Open Letter To United Health Care, Medcom, And The Medical Insurance Industry In General

2012-11-17
Whitehouse Petition To Remove "Under God" and "In God" From Currency And The Pledge.

2012-11-15
December 21, 2012

2012-11-11
If Hillary Clinton Ran For President, She Would Probably Be The Best-prepared Candidate In American History

2012-11-10
CIA Director David Petraeus Resigns After FBI Investigation Uncovers Affair With High-Profile Journalist

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2012-11-07
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2012-11-06
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2012-09-30
FIP In Hiatus

2012-09-18
U.S.-Afghan Military Operations Suspended After Attacks

Iran Nuclear Chief Says IAEA Might Be Infiltrated By 'Terrorists And Saboteurs'

Romney Stands By Gaffe





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Dangerous heat wave keeps grip on parts of U.S.
2016-07-25 02:10:25 (1 minutes ago) 
 
Athletes using sports platforms to push for social change
2016-07-25 02:02:27 (9 minutes ago) 

Athletes today are using their platforms as sports celebrities to bring attention to the violence that has erupted across the country and recently Carmelo Anthony has been one of the most outspoken. The New York Knicks All-Star is taking a break from his preparation with the Olympic basketball team Monday to host a meeting in […]
 
Dallas Cowboys bus involved in fatal crash in Arizona
2016-07-25 02:02:10 (9 minutes ago) 
A bus carrying Dallas Cowboys staff, but no players, collided with a van on a US highway in the state of Arizona, killing four people in the van.
 
Thousands flood Istanbul's Taksim Square to reject failed coup
2016-07-25 02:00:40 (11 minutes ago) 
In a rare show of unity, Turkey's main political opposition party, the secular Republican People's Party, held a rally in Istanbul's Taksim Square with supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
 
German Police Arrest Afghan Teen In Connection With Munich Shooting
2016-07-25 01:42:38 (29 minutes ago) 
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A look at how states compare on women in elected office
2016-07-25 01:42:33 (29 minutes ago) 

Women comprise half of the U.S. population, yet they are underrepresented at various levels of elected office. Here is a closer look at how states compare when it comes to women in elected office: = STATES WITH THE MOST FEMALE STATE LAWMAKERS, 2016: — COLORADO, 42 percent. Most Read StoriesEgyptAir plane broke up in flight […]
 
Oops: bounty-hunter found Vine's source code in plain sight
2016-07-25 01:42:32 (29 minutes ago) 
Give you our Docker image? Sure! No, wait …

A bounty-hunter has gone public with a complete howler made by Vine, the six-second-video-loop app Twitter acquired in 2012.…

 
Taylor Swift mural in Melbourne changed to Harambe the Gorilla then Kanye West
2016-07-25 01:42:20 (29 minutes ago) 
Ever wondered what Kanye would look like with Taylor's blonde hair?
 
DIVIDED AMERICA: Clinton highlights lack of women in office
2016-07-25 01:42:20 (29 minutes ago) 
 
You've met the man designed to survive a car crash, now meet the Natural Born Smoker
2016-07-25 01:40:21 (31 minutes ago) 

Pesco posted about "Graham," a man remade to survive car accidents, replete with blemmye-like head and disgusting air-sacs rippling around his ribs. A device to remind us of the fragility of our feeble human bodies, it reminded me of the Natural Born Smoker, a similar effort in the 1980s.

Like Graham, he's grossly adapted to resist physical damage. But instead of the trauma associated with high-speed road accidents, NBS is all about dealing with smoke. Above is the classic; here's the lesser-spotted sequel to Barry Myers' Blade Runner-esque public information film:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tDdk8u_BV0

Ah, good old British childrens' TV!

 
DIVIDED AMERICA: Clinton highlights lack of women in office
2016-07-25 01:22:16 (49 minutes ago) 

Hillary Clinton and Mary Thomas have little in common, except for this: They both hope to add to the meager ranks of America’s female elected officials come January. You know about Clinton, but probably not Thomas — a conservative Republican, opponent of abortion and Obamacare, former general counsel of Florida’s Department of Elder Affairs. She’s […]
 
Eurocrats to pore over Apache, KeePass code
2016-07-25 01:22:14 (49 minutes ago) 
Million-Euro bug-hunt starts

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Stabbing in Hamilton
2016-07-25 01:22:00 (49 minutes ago) 
A man is in Waikato Hospital after being stabbed in the head and thigh on Monday.
 
Uncle Sam Wants You — Or at Least Your Genetic and Lifestyle Information
2016-07-25 01:21:26 (50 minutes ago) 
Government scientists want a million volunteers to share the secrets of their genes and lives for a research project into the causes and cures of disease.
 
Surprise revival in UK printed book sales, with ebooks dipping
2016-07-25 01:20:19 (51 minutes ago) 

Ink on paper is a better product, at least for now, and it's showing at British tills. Sky UK's Lucy Cotter reports the first better year for print since 2007, and the worst one for ebooks since 2011.

Last year saw the first rise in sales since 2007, while digital book sales dropped for the first time since 2011.

Betsy Tobin, who runs the independent bookshop Ink@84 in Highbury, London, offers her customers a personalised service.

The bookshop offers coffee and alcohol and runs events and special author evenings.

Diversifying is part of her success but she says her customers also like buying in person rather than online.

They take pleasure from handling and owning books, she said.

I wonder if this has something to do with how well-run major UK bookstore chains are (small stores in high-traffic areas) compared to American ones (strip-mall big boxes, full of trashy ancillary merch and empty of foot traffic.) The literary retail culture there makes people want to drop in and fuss around with books, while the one here just means no-one is ever in a bookstore in the first place, so they just order stuff on Kindle.

 
DIVIDED AMERICA: Clinton highlights lack of women in office
2016-07-25 01:20:17 (51 minutes ago) 
Hillary Clinton and Mary Thomas have little in common, except for this: They both hope to add to the meager ranks of America's female elected officials come January....
 
Universities finding new ways to preserve history in the making – like Ferguson
2016-07-25 01:20:02 (51 minutes ago) 
Washington University researchers are collaborating on a tool to preserve digital artifacts.
 
Prince Harry 'regrets not speaking about Princess Diana's death'
2016-07-25 01:10:15 (1 hours ago) 
Prince Harry says he regrets that he did not speak about the death of his mother, Princess Diana, until three years ago.
 
How to beat the housing crisis
2016-07-25 01:02:29 (1 hours ago) 
"If you want to get on the property ladder now, you have to realise the quarter acre Kiwi dream is over," a Waikato property investor and builder says.
 
They are study pods, says manager of Wellington apartment with makeshift cubicles
2016-07-25 01:02:29 (1 hours ago) 
The property manager of a Wellington apartment with two makeshift wooden cubicles in its lounge says they are "study pods", not bedrooms.
 
Exclusive: Iraqis pack up a lifetime as they flee ISIS-held Mosul in the dark of night
2016-07-25 01:00:40 (1 hours ago) 
Families from Mosul are escaping ISIS under the cover of darkness -- crossing mine fields and eluding ISIS fighters to reach safety.
 
Breaking down the gender stereotypes in kids' clothing
2016-07-25 01:00:17 (1 hours ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pink for girls. Truck motifs for boys. A growing number of parents want to get outside those parameters when it comes to dressing their kids....
 
14 dogs die in hot truck; 5-year-old hit by car; officer in crash ID'd: Overnight News Links
2016-07-25 00:51:28 (1 hours ago) 
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‘Pokemon Go’ players stumble on hidden history
2016-07-25 00:42:35 (1 hours ago) 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Historical markers have long dotted the landscape, often barely noticed by passers-by — until they became treasure-filled stops this month on the “Pokemon Go” trail. Players hunting for fictional creatures on their smartphones are now visiting real-life memorial plaques, statues, mosaics and landmarks, ranging from a Civil War battlefield in Chancellorsville, […]
 
DNC starts in Philadelphia with huge protests, high temps
2016-07-25 00:42:35 (1 hours ago) 

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia on Monday with much bigger demonstrations than the Republican convention and much higher temperatures, as the region copes with an oppressive heat wave. In one of the largest rallies planned for the day, a pro-Bernie Sanders group is expected to walk across the Ben […]
 
Jones ahead in Herbert
2016-07-25 00:42:23 (1 hours ago) 
The recount in the final outstanding federal seat of Herbert could be completed as early as Tuesday.
 
Drizzy dazzles in a 'Bling'-blazing set at St. Paul's Xcel Center
2016-07-25 00:42:19 (1 hours ago) 
Despite a late start, Drake stakes a strong claim to hip-hop’s throne.
 
'Pokemon Go' players stumble on hidden history
2016-07-25 00:40:17 (2 hours ago) 
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Rocky Start for DNC Convention: Hacked E-Mail Fallout Vindicates Sanders and Sends Wasserman Shultz to the Sidelines.
2016-07-25 00:30:15 (2 hours ago) 
A Wikileaks trove of anti-Sanders e-mails was the last straw.

Bernie Sanders supporters were whipsawed Sunday, first feeling exuberant that their longtime nemesis, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was forced to resign after Wikileak unloaded thousands of e-mails proving that top DNC staff plotted to sabotage Sanders’ presidential hopes. But then Hillary Clinton issued a statement extolling Wasserman Schultz’s tenure and announced she would become honorary campaign chair of her presidential campaign.  

“There’s simply no one better at taking the fight to the Republicans than Debbie—which is why I am glad that she has agreed to serve as honorary chair of my campaign’s 50-state program to gain ground and elect Democrats in every part of the country, and will continue to serve as a surrogate for my campaign nationally, in Florida, and in other key states,” Clinton’s statement said.

President Obama also issued a statement saying, “For the last eight years, Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has had my back… she will always be our dear friend.”

The rapid turnaround, first a humiliating resignation and then a lightning rehabilitation, speaks volumes about rewarding loyalty at the top of Democratic Party circles, where, Wasserman Schultz, a Florida congresswoman, was exposed by WikiLeak’s document dump for doing exactly what the Sanders campaign alleged for months—deploying the party’s institutional muscle as a de facto arm of the Clinton campaign.

But there are even more intriguing, though distracting, developments in the stunning spectacle of the chair of a national political party resigning on the eve of its biggest quadrennial event. As the New York Times and others reported Sunday, the Clinton campaign was saying that it may not have been Wikileaks that hacked the DNC’s e-mail but instead were Russian agents motivated by helping Donald Trump’s campaign—especially after Trump has praised Vladimir Putin’s autocratic leadership style.

The Times reported, “Mrs. Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, argued on ABC’s ‘This Week’ that the emails were leaked ‘by the Russians for the purpose of helping Donald Trump’ citing ‘experts’ but offering no other evidence. Mr. Mook also suggested that the Russians might have good reason to support Mr. Trump: The Republican nominee indicated in an interview with The New York Times last week that he might not back NATO nations if they came under attack from Russia — unless he was first convinced that the counties had made sufficient contributions to the Atlantic alliance.”

Stepping back, the notion put forth by the Clinton campaign that Russia somehow had a role in Friday’s release of 20,000 e-mails where top DNC officials were caught plotting against Sanders—such as the party spokesman suggesting it might hurt him in southern states if his religious beliefs were questioned—not only strains the imagination, as one may never know. But also is a gigantic bait and switch, diverting scrutiny away from the DNC’s biased behavior in the WikiLeak e-mails and her resurrection as Clinton’s chair.

How this story continues to unfold in coming days is anybody’s guess. When it initially broke on Sunday afternoon, Wasserman Schultz said she would step down after the 2016 Democratic Convention ends on Thursday. Donna Brazile was appointed interim chair.

The resignation broke as thousands of convention delegates, including 1,900 who backed Sanders, are converging on Philadelphia and on Saturday won concessions to change the way delegates are awarded in future Democratic presidential campaigns. The delegates were joined by large crowds of Sanders supporters that flocked to the city Saturday for several protests, rallied and marches attended by hundreds throughout the city.

Sanders supporters seemed to be on a roll. While not pushing Clinton to choose a kindred spirit as her vice presidential candidate and running mate, they still seemed to be shaking up a party status quo. Taken together, Wasserman Schultz’s resignation, the convention rules committee’s pledge to substantially cut back the number of super delegates—party leaders who can back any presidential candidate, and the same panel’s commitment to revise the way state caucuses award presidential delegates, were not insignificant.  

Sanders had called on Wasserman Schultz to resign following the latest disclosures and praised her resignation on Sunday. But his complaints about DNC go back to 2015 when the DNC shut down the campaign’s access to the party’s voter file database, which it was using to raise millions of small donations and contact supporters in 2016 primary and caucus states.

When campaign manager Jeff Weaver protested that Wasserman Schultz and other DNC officials were “throwing shade” on their campaign, many in official Washington accused the Sanders team of overreacting. However, Wikileaks showed that the anti-Sanders bias was real and that Wasserman Schultz did not intervene to correct her subordinates.

As a result, Wasserman Schultz had become a poster child for Democratic Party insider bias. Progressives across the country were coalescing behind her 2016 primary opponent, Tom Canova, who raised more than $1 million for an upcoming August primary. In her announcement making Wasserman Schultz, Clinton said that she’d campaign for her re-election in coming weeks.

“I look forward to campaigning with Debbie in Florida and helping her in her re-election bid—because as President, I will need fighters like Debbie in Congress,” Clinton said.

As part of her resignation, Wasserman Schultz will also not be speaking from the main podium in Philadelphia. However, her resignation and rapid rehabilitation is likely to provoke Sanders delegates and supporters. When Sanders takes the main stage on Monday night, he will make the case to elect Clinton and defeat Trump.

One wonders how much the Wasserman Schultz eruption will dilute that message.

 

 

 

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Police: Bavarian official says attacker was denied asylum
2016-07-25 00:22:20 (2 hours ago) 

ANSBACH, Germany (AP) — A man who blew himself up and injured 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival was a 27-year-old Syrian who had been denied asylum, Bavaria’s top security official said early Monday. “We don’t know if this man planned on suicide or if he had the intention of […]
 
Breaking down the gender stereotypes in kids’ clothing
2016-07-25 00:22:20 (2 hours ago) 

NEW YORK (AP) — Pink for girls. Truck motifs for boys. A growing number of parents want to get outside those parameters when it comes to dressing their kids. Kristin Higgins was adamant about not pushing “girly” stereotypes on her daughter, and painted her room in shades of green. Higgins later dressed her up in […]
 
Obama aide visits China after South China Sea ruling
2016-07-25 00:22:20 (2 hours ago) 

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice is in Beijing for talks with Chinese officials in the highest-level visit by a White House official since an international tribunal issued a ruling that invalidated China’s expansive claims to the South China Sea, a move that was set to fuel tensions. The tribunal’s July 12 […]
 
Japan sees trade surplus in June as imports drop 19 percent
2016-07-25 00:22:20 (2 hours ago) 

TOKYO (AP) — Japan reports it posted a better-than-expected trade surplus in June, as imports fell nearly 19 percent, outpacing a more modest decline in exports. The customs data reported Monday showed a 692.8 billion yen ($6.5 billion) surplus, compared with a 60.9 billion yen deficit in June 2015. Economists had forecasts larger declines for […]
 
What happens if you catch all Pokemon? Hotel sponsors you to travel the world
2016-07-25 00:22:06 (2 hours ago) 
Nick Johnson is the first person to announce he has collected every Pokemon in the popular mobile game Pokemon Go. That is, all 142 virtual monsters that users have confirmed seeing in the wild of North America.
 
Some options for kids' clothes that defy gender norms
2016-07-25 00:22:06 (2 hours ago) 
 
Yahoo Cuts $4.8 Billion Deal to Sell Core Business to Verizon
2016-07-25 00:21:28 (2 hours ago) 
It’s the end of the line for Yahoo as an independent company, once valued at $125 billion.
 
As Democrats Gather, a Russian Subplot Raises Intrigue
2016-07-25 00:21:28 (2 hours ago) 
The release of stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee has intensified talk of the role of Russian intelligence agencies in the United States’ presidential campaign.
 
Panama Papers Reveal Wide Use of Shell Companies by African Officials
2016-07-25 00:21:28 (2 hours ago) 
Entrepreneurs and corrupt officials have hidden profits from the sale of natural resources and the bribes paid to gain access to them, leaked records show.
 
Home tourist spots fail to deliver
2016-07-25 00:20:18 (2 hours ago) 
Author: Arab NewsMon, 2016-07-25ID: 1469402234128556100

JEDDAH: Specialists have identified a number of reasons behind the reluctance of some citizens to choose domestic tourism over international vacations.
The reasons include transportation problems, shortages of services and restrooms, the lack of domestic air bookings, the high prices of hotels and furnished apartments domestically, poor services in the tourist sites such as bathrooms, mosques and groceries, the lack of sufficient entertainment facilities, weak tourism programs and the lack of general development of cities.

Main category: Saudi Arabia
 
44% drop in sales if shops close at 9 p.m.
2016-07-25 00:20:18 (2 hours ago) 
Author: Arab NewsMon, 2016-07-25ID: 1469405717592379300

JEDDAH: There will be a 44 percent decline in sales if shops close at 9 p.m., a study conducted by the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry to discuss the impact of the decision, said.
The study said business would drop by 44 percent as the decision would lead to a reduction in working hours — five hours or even less per day.
The study said the new proposal, if implemented, might lead to a reduction in the number of jobs by 57 percent in showrooms and shops for both Saudis and expatriates, while the layoffs among employees connected to logistics may reach 61 percent.

Main category: Saudi Arabia
 
Punishing strike by resident doctors grinds on in Haiti
2016-07-25 00:20:16 (2 hours ago) 
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Empty halls buzz with flies. Rats scamper through the wards at night. The emergency room is empty except for four shackled prisoners, watched over by relatives and missionaries rather than medical personnel....
 
Punishing strike by resident doctors grinds on in Haiti
2016-07-25 00:20:16 (2 hours ago) 
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Empty halls buzz with flies. Rats scamper through the wards at night. The emergency room is empty except for four shackled prisoners, watched over by relatives and missionaries rather than medical personnel....
 
Dodgers' fast start carries them past Cardinals
2016-07-25 00:20:01 (2 hours ago) 
Mayers allows 9 runs in major league debut
 
Nintendo shares plunge on Pokemon profit warning
2016-07-25 00:10:10 (2 hours ago) 
Shares in Japanese gaming giant Nintendo fall sharply as the firm says the success of Pokemon Go will only have a limited impact on its earnings.
 
Farewell to VCRs: Japanese maker to shelve once-hit product
2016-07-25 00:03:01 (2 hours ago) 

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese electronics maker Funai Electric Co. says it’s yanking the plug on the world’s last video cassette recorder. A spokesman, who requested anonymity citing company practice, said Monday production will end sometime this month, although it declined to give a date, because key component makers are pulling out, due to shrinking demand […]
 
Nintendo to investors: Pokémon Go won't make money come
2016-07-25 00:03:00 (2 hours ago) 
Facts whack share price, taking the shine off Tokyo launch

Investors who bid up Nintendo have punished the company for pointing out the Pokémon Go app is not going to create a cash deluge.…

 
CCTV footage shows moment car erupts in flames at Australian police station
2016-07-25 00:02:48 (2 hours ago) 
Graphic CCTV footage taken outside Merrylands police station shows the moment a Sydney man's car erupts into a fireball in what police initially feared was a possible terrorist attack.
 
Auckland man facing assault charge cuts off ankle bracelet
2016-07-25 00:02:48 (2 hours ago) 
Police are looking for an Auckland man who cut off his home detention bracelet.
 
Girl, 13, escapes abduction at Chesterfield outlet mall, police say
2016-07-25 00:00:01 (2 hours ago) 
Police say a 13-year-old girl narrowly escaped an abduction on Saturday.
 
Better business performance means measuring what really matters
2016-07-24 23:42:30 (2 hours ago) 
Many think performance measurement is a brainstorming session. But inevitably, the result is too many, not enough, and things that aren't even measurable. Brainstorming is one of several bad key performance indicator habits that somehow became common practice. And these bad KPI habits are why most of us struggle to measure what matters, meaningfully.
 
Email Is Fracturing the Democratic Convention Before It Even Starts
2016-07-25 02:02:36 (9 minutes ago) 
Even before Debbie Wasserman Schultz's ouster, leaked DNC emails showed once again that the Internet's most banal medium could rattle political fortunes. The post Email Is Fracturing the Democratic Convention Before It Even Starts appeared first on WIRED.
 
Verizon wants to replace your net gateways with 'a simple mux'
2016-07-25 02:02:26 (9 minutes ago) 
 
McClay rebuked by PM after failing to reveal wider fears of China retribution
2016-07-25 02:02:10 (9 minutes ago) 
Prime Minister John Key has publicly reprimanded Trade Minister Todd McClay for "dancing on the head of a pin" leaving Key to give false answers to reporters over fears of Chinese trade retaliation.
 
Deadly heat wave scorches central and eastern U.S.
2016-07-25 02:00:40 (11 minutes ago) 
 
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Asian shares cheered by Wall Street, dollar, Group of 20
2016-07-25 01:42:33 (29 minutes ago) 

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday, cheered by upbeat signs from Wall Street, a strengthening U.S. dollar and promises from the Group of 20 nations over the weekend to support global growth. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.2 percent in early trading to 16,664.07. South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.3 […]
 
Searchers find missing Jossie
2016-07-25 01:42:23 (29 minutes ago) 
Five-year-old girl missing on Gold Coast since Sunday found safe and well after sparking a major search.
 
Napier rugby team climb from bottom to top of table to honour dead team-mate
2016-07-25 01:42:20 (29 minutes ago) 
A loyal team-mate who lost his battle with cancer was the inspiration for his Napier rugby side's rise from bottom of the table to top of their division.
 
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Seahawks owner Allen announces extension for GM Schneider
2016-07-25 01:22:15 (49 minutes ago) 

NEW YORK (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have extended the contract of general manager John Schneider. Team owner Paul Allen announced the deal on Twitter on Sunday night, saying “@Seahawks extend top GM John Schneider, key architect of our roster….Congrats!” The Seahawks later confirmed the hiring from their official account. Schneider was entering the final […]
 
A glass a day may not reduce heart disease risk, but it can give you cancer
2016-07-25 01:22:00 (49 minutes ago) 
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Several possible reasons for Countdown closures, says First Retail Group
2016-07-25 01:22:00 (49 minutes ago) 
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Smoke From Huge L.A. Fire Reaches All the Way to Vegas
2016-07-25 01:21:14 (50 minutes ago) 
 
'Pokemon Go' players stumble on hidden history
2016-07-25 01:20:17 (51 minutes ago) 
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2016-07-25 01:20:16 (51 minutes ago) 
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St. Louis-area police concerned whether their body armor provides enough protection
2016-07-25 01:20:02 (51 minutes ago) 
One St. Louis officer used an online plea for donations to raise $1,000 for new vest.
 
Watch the Surprisingly Heartwarming Trailer for South Park‘s 20th Season
2016-07-25 01:02:47 (1 hours ago) 
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Mick Gatto gets AU$2500 fine for loaded gun, claims 'the Colombians were after me'
2016-07-25 01:02:29 (1 hours ago) 
Australian underworld figure, Mick Gatto, has been fined AU$2500 (NZ$2677) after police found a loaded, sawn-off shotgun in his toilet.
 
A Sequel to the Paris Climate Accord Takes Shape in Vienna
2016-07-25 01:01:45 (1 hours ago) 
Negotiators from around the world are working toward a ban on hydrofluorocarbons, coolants that replaced ozone-depleting chemicals but brought global warming problems of their own.
 
Meet the 103-year-old excited to vote for Hillary Clinton
2016-07-25 01:00:40 (1 hours ago) 
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What the Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic must do to beat the Swifts
2016-07-25 00:42:21 (1 hours ago) 
The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic will need to upset the NSW Swifts on Monday night if they are to book a place in the last trans-Tasman netball league final next weekend. Here's five things the Magic must do to knock over the Sydneysiders.
 
Verizon to buy Yahoo for $5bn
2016-07-25 00:40:27 (2 hours ago) 

Twenty-one years ago, Yahoo became the soul of the nascent web. Now it's telco food, to be eaten by Verizon for $5bn.

Verizon is also the proud owner of AOL, snagged last year for $4.4bn. At their height, the two lynchpins of the 90s' WWW were worth about $350 billion—at least to those unlucky enough to buy tech shares in 2000.

Verizon plans to unite the two companies to create a Facebook-killer made of nostalgia and its own users' personal information—and the zoo of startups and internet publishers the two companies gobbled up in their dying years.

The US telecoms giant is expected to merge Yahoo with AOL, to create a digital group capable of taking on the likes of Google and Facebook.

Verizon bought AOL - another faded internet star -in a $4.4bn deal last year, which gave it ownership of the Huffington Post, Techcrunch, Engadget and other news sites.

Shortly afterwards, Verizon announced it would start combining data about its mobile network subscribers - which is tied to their handsets - with the tracking information already gathered by AOL's sites.

 
private sex booths [bob]
2016-07-25 00:30:42 (2 hours ago) 
 
Skydiver missing after jump in Oklahoma
2016-07-25 00:22:20 (2 hours ago) 

CUSHING, Okla. (AP) — Crews in Oklahoma are searching for a missing skydiver whose parachute has been recovered. Local media report the skydiver, a woman in her 20s from Kansas, jumped around 3:45 p.m. Sunday near Cushing. Her parachute was found in a wooded area, but she wasn’t with it. Multiple law enforcement agencies and […]
 
Obama aide visits China after South China Sea ruling
2016-07-25 00:22:20 (2 hours ago) 

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice is in Beijing for talks with Chinese officials in the highest-level visit by a White House official since an international tribunal issued a ruling that invalidated China’s expansive claims to the South China Sea, a move that was set to fuel tensions. The tribunal’s July 12 […]
 
Witnesses say WSU football players attacked two students
2016-07-25 00:22:20 (2 hours ago) 

Alex Rodriguez, a 21-year-old senior, underwent surgery at Pullman Regional Hospital following the assault at a party early Saturday morning.
 
Hundreds of Hawk fans line up for tickets
2016-07-25 00:22:20 (2 hours ago) 

Fans with wristbands had to return to CenturyLink Field Monday morning for a chance to buy tickets at $66 each — about 1,700 single-game tickets were available.
 
VTE: The common and potentially fatal medical condition most Kiwis are unaware of
2016-07-25 00:22:06 (2 hours ago) 
New research shows Kiwis are alarmingly ignorant of the risk of potentially fatal blood clots, particularly after a hospital stay.
 
Simon Sweetman: Music biopics usually get it wrong, but here's one that doesn't
2016-07-25 00:22:06 (2 hours ago) 
The music biopic has a tough job I guess – it has to satiate the fan, someone who might know it all or be pretty sure they do. It has to also introduce people to the music, it has to explain why there is a narrative fictional film about this person – or at least it has to offer some sort of appeal; some reason for why this type of film is featuring this type of musician.
 
California Wildfire Spreads Across 20,000 Acres, Prompting Evacuations
2016-07-25 00:21:28 (2 hours ago) 
The evacuations encompassed about 1,500 homes, with only a portion of the fire contained by Saturday night, the Forest Service said.
 
Editorial: Trumpworld vs. Clintonworld
2016-07-25 00:21:28 (2 hours ago) 
The Republican nominee’s plans to disengage from the world, tear up trade deals and use bullying tactics would be irrational and dangerous.
 
Personality Change May Be Early Sign of Dementia, Experts Say
2016-07-25 00:21:28 (2 hours ago) 
A new diagnosis, mild behavioral impairment, is being proposed, including a 38-question checklist to one day identify people at greater risk for Alzheimer’s.
 
Sindi: Getting back my reputation was the goal
2016-07-25 00:20:18 (2 hours ago) 
Author: ARAB NEWSMon, 2016-07-25ID: 1469402234068555500

RIYADH: Shoura Council member and former visiting researcher at Harvard University Hayat Sindi celebrated the ruling of a lawsuit in her favor and says that the woman and her mother involved in the suit were only trying to destroy her reputation and exploit her participation in several international forums.
“Thank God, first and foremost, the ruling is in favor of the truth, and the truth has been revealed after years of arguments and sessions,” she said.

Main category: Saudi Arabia
 
Arabs vow to crush ‘terror’
2016-07-25 00:20:18 (2 hours ago) 
Author: ARAB NEWSMon, 2016-07-25ID: 1469402918518613100

NOUAKCHOTT: Arab foreign ministers have vowed to “defeat terrorism” as they gathered for a regional summit days after deadly attacks in Munich and the French Riviera.

In a statement, they also called for a “definitive solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as Arab League heads of state prepared to meet in the Mauritanian capital on Monday and Tuesday.
“We must defeat terrorism, it’s a priority,” Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said as the meeting began.

Main category: World
 
American who killed wife handed 5 years
2016-07-25 00:20:18 (2 hours ago) 
Author: ABDUL HANNAN TAGOMon, 2016-07-25ID: 1469405717622379600

RIYADH: A US resident, convicted of killing his Sri Lankan wife, has been sentenced to five years in jail.
He is said to have hidden her body for eight months in a tube inside a pipe designed to detect gas in Al-Kharj desert.
Laborers at one of the major oil companies found the decomposed body inside the pipe located in their work area. That area is supervised by a US agent, married to a Sri Lankan woman, who had disappeared.

Main category: Saudi Arabia
 
Obama aide visits China after South China Sea ruling
2016-07-25 00:20:16 (2 hours ago) 
BEIJING (AP) -- U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice is in Beijing for talks with Chinese officials in the highest-level visit by a White House official since an international tribunal issued a ruling that invalidated China's expansive claims to the South China Sea, a move that was set to fuel tensions....
 
Today in History
2016-07-25 00:20:02 (2 hours ago) 
Today in History
 
Illinois lawmaker resigns, citing 'cyber security issues'
2016-07-25 00:20:01 (2 hours ago) 
House Republican floor leader Rep. Ron Sandack of Downers Grove issued a statement Sunday that said he began to "re-evaluate" his role "after some cyber security issues arose."
 
Nebraska and Michigan College Football Stars Killed in Car Wreck
2016-07-25 00:03:04 (2 hours ago) 
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One wounded after shooting near South Seattle playground
2016-07-25 00:03:01 (2 hours ago) 

Seattle police are investigating a shooting at Benefit Playground that sent one person to the hospital on Sunday night.
 
‘I eyed off Monis as I shot him’
2016-07-25 00:02:50 (2 hours ago) 
The police officer who shot 17 bullets at the Lindt cafe gunman has given dramatic evidence about the end of the siege.
 
Virtual reality, first in the Waikato for optometrists
2016-07-25 00:02:48 (2 hours ago) 
Picture this: You're sitting in your loft apartment with the Sydney harbour bridge in the distance, the sun is shining through the large panel windows overlooking the water.
 
Upgrade to one of Hamilton's busiest intersections about to ramp up
2016-07-25 00:02:48 (2 hours ago) 
Kahikatea Drive motorists should expect more serious delays as construction ramps up.
 
Hemingway wins annual Hemingway look-alike contest in Florida
2016-07-24 23:50:26 (2 hours ago) 
 
The iconic oak tree at the end of The Shawshank Redemption is no more
2016-07-24 23:42:30 (2 hours ago) 
It's New Zealand's favourite film but, sadly, the oak tree immortalised at the end of The Shawshank Redemption has been felled by strong winds.
 
Athletes using sports platforms to push for social change
2016-07-25 02:02:27 (9 minutes ago) 

Athletes today are using their platforms as sports celebrities to bring attention to the violence that has erupted across the country and recently Carmelo Anthony has been one of the most outspoken. The New York Knicks All-Star is taking a break from his preparation with the Olympic basketball team Monday to host a meeting in […]
 
Verizon wants to replace your net gateways with 'a simple mux'
2016-07-25 02:02:26 (9 minutes ago) 
And then pipe in virtual network functions from all the big bit-movers

Verizon has launched the next piece of its seven-year strategy to virtualise its enterprise services, announcing a bunch of multi-vendor virtual security, WAN optimisation, and software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) services.…

 
Face of Innocents: Mother confronts killer over Shae Hammond's death
2016-07-25 02:02:10 (9 minutes ago) 
It was a case that shook Christchurch's childcare industry to the core. How could babysitter Elizabeth Healy betray a mother's trust, and kill toddler Shae Hammond? Myles Hume reports for the Faces of Innocents series.
 
Two Mexican mayors killed in different parts of the country Saturday
2016-07-25 02:00:37 (11 minutes ago) 
Two Mexican mayors and a vice mayor were killed in different parts of the country on Saturday, according to Mexican officials.
 
Asian shares cheered by Wall Street, dollar, Group of 20
2016-07-25 01:42:33 (29 minutes ago) 

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Monday, cheered by upbeat signs from Wall Street, a strengthening U.S. dollar and promises from the Group of 20 nations over the weekend to support global growth. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.2 percent in early trading to 16,664.07. South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.3 […]
 
Southeast Asian nations deliver watered-down rebuke to China for territorial expansion in South China Sea
2016-07-25 01:42:33 (29 minutes ago) 

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Southeast Asian nations deliver watered-down rebuke to China for territorial expansion in South China Sea.
 
Police seek witnesses to incident where they shot a man in Rotorua
2016-07-25 01:42:20 (29 minutes ago) 
Rotorua police want to speak to the people who made the video where they shot a man.
 
Kiwi journalist David Farrier makes US talk show appearance
2016-07-25 01:42:20 (29 minutes ago) 
Former TV3 journalist-turned-filmmaker David Farrier has made his debut appearance on US talk show Chelsea, alongside host Chelsea Handler.
 
The Wall Street Journal: Study shows highly paid CEOs often run the worst-performing companies
2016-07-25 01:41:30 (30 minutes ago) 
The results call into question a fundamental tenet of modern CEO pay: the idea that significant slugs of stock options or restricted stock.
 
'Pokemon Go' players stumble on hidden history
2016-07-25 01:30:14 (41 minutes ago) 
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Historical markers have long dotted the landscape, often barely noticed by passers-by - until they became treasure-filled stops this month on the "Pokemon Go" trail. Players hunting for fictional creatures on their smartphones are now visiting real-life memorial plaques, statues, mosaics and landmarks, ranging from a Civil War battlefield in Chancellorsville, Virginia, to a Hells Angels clubhouse on New Zealand's North Island. Some don&...
 
DIVIDED AMERICA: Clinton highlights lack of women in office
2016-07-25 01:22:15 (49 minutes ago) 

Hillary Clinton and Mary Thomas have little in common, except for this: They both hope to add to the meager ranks of America’s female elected officials come January. You know about Clinton, but probably not Thomas — a conservative Republican, opponent of abortion and Obamacare, former general counsel of Florida’s Department of Elder Affairs. She’s […]
 
Government shuts down Wairarapa pea farming for two years to eradicate pest threatening $150m industry
2016-07-25 01:22:00 (49 minutes ago) 
The Government plans will slap a two-year ban on pea production across Wairarapa after the discovery of an insect pest that could do serious damage to an industry worth $150 million to this country.
 
DIVIDED AMERICA: Clinton highlights lack of women in office
2016-07-25 01:21:59 (50 minutes ago) 
 
Futures Movers: Crude prices slip as market pessimism over supply persists
2016-07-25 01:21:12 (50 minutes ago) 
The steady growth in the number of active oil rigs digging for oil in the U.S. is spurring concerns of more shale output in the future. Industry group Baker Hughes reported last week that the U.S. oil-rig count rose for the fourth-straight week.
 
DIVIDED AMERICA: Clinton highlights lack of women in office
2016-07-25 01:20:17 (51 minutes ago) 
Hillary Clinton and Mary Thomas have little in common, except for this: They both hope to add to the meager ranks of America's female elected officials come January....
 
'Pokemon Go' players stumble on hidden history
2016-07-25 01:20:16 (51 minutes ago) 
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Historical markers have long dotted the landscape, often barely noticed by passers-by - until they became treasure-filled stops this month on the "Pokemon Go" trail....
 
Democratic candidates for state treasurer sound off on campaign money, financial literacy
2016-07-25 01:20:02 (51 minutes ago) 
Baker touts years of political experience; Contreras fights to be first Latino elected statewide.
 
'The fashion industry can really do better'
2016-07-25 01:02:40 (1 hours ago) 
The Local talks to US social entrepreneur Stefanie Smith about transparent fashion and why Sweden's startup scene is about more than just tech.
 
Rawdon Christie to leave Breakfast - and TVNZ - by end of September
2016-07-25 01:02:29 (1 hours ago) 
Breakfast presenter Rawdon Christie will leave the morning news show - and, most likely, TVNZ - by the end of September, a well-informed source has told Stuff.
 
Tim Kaine: 'I'm a Utility Player'
2016-07-25 01:01:38 (1 hours ago) 
 
Raspberry Pi revolutionized arcade game emulation, here's how to get started
2016-07-25 01:00:19 (1 hours ago) 

Jeff Atwood (coincidentally the cocaine-dusted, AK-toting godfather of our comment system) writes at length about the absolutely fabulous things that the tiny, supremely adaptable Raspberry Pi computers have done for the emulation scene. His posting doubles as a useful how-to for those unfamiliar with the drill.

1. The ascendance of Raspberry Pi has single-handedly revolutionized the emulation scene.
2. Chinese all-in-one JAMMA cards are available everywhere for about $90.
3. Cheap, quality arcade size IPS LCDs of 18-23".

This is most definitely the funnest and cheapest way to get into arcade emulation when you want to step beyond apps. If you're not into messing around with linux and configuration files and whatnot, an Intel Compute Stick (which comes with Windows) is a more expensive but easier path than a Pi. But you'll still have to deal with the hardware.

 
Breaking down the gender stereotypes in kids' clothing
2016-07-25 01:00:16 (1 hours ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pink for girls. Truck motifs for boys. A growing number of parents want to get outside those parameters when it comes to dressing their kids....
 
Breaking down the gender stereotypes in kids' clothing
2016-07-25 00:50:15 (1 hours ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) - Pink for girls. Truck motifs for boys. A growing number of parents want to get outside those parameters when it comes to dressing their kids. Kristin Higgins was adamant about not pushing "girly" stereotypes on her daughter, and painted her room in shades of green. Higgins later dressed her up in superhero costumes. But as her daughter got older, it took more work to locate items that broke the mold. For "Star Wars"-themed pajamas, she had...
 
DNC starts in Philadelphia with huge protests, high temps
2016-07-25 00:42:35 (1 hours ago) 

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia on Monday with much bigger demonstrations than the Republican convention and much higher temperatures, as the region copes with an oppressive heat wave. In one of the largest rallies planned for the day, a pro-Bernie Sanders group is expected to walk across the Ben […]
 
Dallas police investigating death of child left in car
2016-07-25 00:42:35 (1 hours ago) 

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police are investigating the death of young child who was left in a car amid hot weather. Police said in a statement that officers responded around 4:20 p.m. Sunday to a report of a 3-year-old left in a vehicle on the northeast side of town. The child was taken to a […]
 
DNC starts in Philadelphia with huge protests, high temps
2016-07-25 00:42:20 (1 hours ago) 
 
Claim of "dramatic deterioration" in UK economy since Brexit vote
2016-07-25 00:40:27 (2 hours ago) 

According to one financial services company, Brexit bites—and it hasn't even been officially announced yet. According to Markit (good enough for fussy Tory broadsheet The Telegraph), economic shit's back to 2009 levels already, yo.

Speaking about the data, Markit's chief economist, Chris Williamson, said (emphasis ours):

"July saw a dramatic deterioration in the economy, with business activity slumping at the fastest rate since the height of the global financial crisis in early-2009.

"The downturn, whether manifesting itself in order book cancellations, a lack of new orders or the postponement or halting of projects, was most commonly attributed in one way or another to 'Brexit.'"

 
Cincinnati Health Briefs for July 25
2016-07-25 00:30:29 (2 hours ago) 

Local health news about a different treatment for foot problems, a cancer research grant, a benefit polo game

        
 
Breaking down the gender stereotypes in kids’ clothing
2016-07-25 00:22:20 (2 hours ago) 

NEW YORK (AP) — Pink for girls. Truck motifs for boys. A growing number of parents want to get outside those parameters when it comes to dressing their kids. Kristin Higgins was adamant about not pushing “girly” stereotypes on her daughter, and painted her room in shades of green. Higgins later dressed her up in […]
 
U.S. pushes to extend border security to foreign airports
2016-07-25 00:22:20 (2 hours ago) 

Under a smaller program in place, called Preclearance and run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, officers are based at foreign airports where they collect fingerprints and photos and check travel documents before allowing passengers to board a plane traveling to the U.S.
 
Punishing strike by resident doctors grinds on in Haiti
2016-07-25 00:22:20 (2 hours ago) 

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Empty halls buzz with flies. Rats scamper through the wards at night. The emergency room is empty except for four shackled prisoners, watched over by relatives and missionaries rather than medical personnel. The Hospital of the State University of Haiti, the largest and most important public medical facility in this troubled […]
 
U.S. pushes to extend border security to foreign airports
2016-07-25 00:22:20 (2 hours ago) 

Under a smaller program in place, called Preclearance and run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, officers are based at foreign airports where they collect fingerprints and photos and check travel documents before allowing passengers to board a plane traveling to the U.S.
 
Supermodels - which celebrity offspring are the next generation?
2016-07-25 00:22:06 (2 hours ago) 
Is the second-generation supermodel upon us already?
 
Breaking down the gender stereotypes in kids' clothing
2016-07-25 00:22:06 (2 hours ago) 
 
Tesla’s Chief Sticks to Mission Despite a Series of Setbacks
2016-07-25 00:21:28 (2 hours ago) 
The billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is running a private rocket company, doubling down on alternative fuels and pressing on with Tesla after a series of accidents.
 
In Athletes’ Housing at Rio Olympics: Blocked Toilets, Leaking Pipes and Exposed Wiring
2016-07-25 00:21:28 (2 hours ago) 
The leader of the Australian delegation in Brazil, Kitty Chiller, said the problems prevented the Olympians from moving in to their quarters in the athletes’ village.
 
Thomas Sutherland, Lebanon Hostage Who Was Freed After 6 Years, Dies at 85
2016-07-25 00:21:28 (2 hours ago) 
Mr. Sutherland, an agriculture professor who was among dozens of Westerners kidnapped by Islamic militants in Beirut in the 1980s, was released in 1991.
 
Punishment for fraudsters using social media raised
2016-07-25 00:20:18 (2 hours ago) 
Author: ARAB NEWSMon, 2016-07-25ID: 1469402234108555800

JEDDAH: A committee consisting of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) and a number of security and technical bodies embarked on the application of Article 4 of the Anti-Cybercrime Law on fraudsters who use social networking channels, especially (Twitter) for their illegal operations.

Main category: Saudi Arabia
 
Hypermarket shock: Butcher’s hand becomes ... mince meat
2016-07-25 00:20:18 (2 hours ago) 
Author: MOHAMMED RASOOLDEENMon, 2016-07-25ID: 1469405717662380200

RIYADH: A Sri Lankan butcher at a hypermarket lost his right hand when he accidentally put it in a meat grinder.
Mohammed Muzzamil, 46, an employee at Al-Naseem hypermarket, pushed a chunk of meat into the grinder with his hand, instead of using a plastic stick.
According to an eyewitness, Muzzamil, who was a diligent worker, was trying to work faster than the machine.
His hand was amputated on Saturday at the Riyadh Care Hospital.
Doctors say he is in a stable condition following emergency surgery.

Main category: Saudi Arabia
 
Manila alerted about 2nd wave of layoffs
2016-07-25 00:20:18 (2 hours ago) 
Author: ABDUL HANNAN TAGOMon, 2016-07-25ID: 1469405717642379900

RIYADH: A Filipino expat rights advocacy group in Saudi Arabia is urging the Philippine government to prepare for a second wave of Oversees Filipino Workers’ mass layoff.
John Leonard Monterona, convener of the United Overseas Filipinos Worldwide (U-OFW), said the possibility of a second wave of mass layoff might happen sooner or later.

Main category: Saudi Arabia
 
Punishing strike by resident doctors grinds on in Haiti
2016-07-25 00:20:16 (2 hours ago) 
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Empty halls buzz with flies. Rats scamper through the wards at night. The emergency room is empty except for four shackled prisoners, watched over by relatives and missionaries rather than medical personnel....
 
Today in History
2016-07-25 00:20:02 (2 hours ago) 
Today in History
 
Officials reopen 14 Freeway in Santa Clarita hours after Sand Fire prompted closure
2016-07-25 00:11:28 (2 hours ago) 
 
Farewell to VCRs: Japanese maker to shelve once-hit product
2016-07-25 00:03:01 (2 hours ago) 

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese electronics maker Funai Electric Co. says it’s yanking the plug on the world’s last video cassette recorder. A spokesman, who requested anonymity citing company practice, said Monday production will end sometime this month, although it declined to give a date, because key component makers are pulling out, due to shrinking demand […]
 
As Democrats gather, Russian subplot over emails adds intrigue
2016-07-25 00:03:01 (2 hours ago) 

The release Friday of some 20,000 stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee’s computer servers, many of them embarrassing to Democratic leaders, has intensified discussion of the role of Russian intelligence agencies in disrupting the 2016 campaign.
 
‘Ramp up business investment’
2016-07-25 00:02:50 (2 hours ago) 
Use debt-fuelled public infrastructure spending to ’stoke fire’ of business investment, says Assistant Minister Angus Taylor.
 
Supermodels - the next generation
2016-07-25 00:02:48 (2 hours ago) 
Is the second-generation supermodel upon us already?
 
The Wall Street Journal: Salesforce would have outbid Microsoft for LinkedIn, Benioff says
2016-07-25 00:01:23 (2 hours ago) 
CEO says ‘much higher’ price possible had talks continued
 
Tiger mauls woman to death
2016-07-24 23:42:32 (2 hours ago) 
A woman trying to help her friend who’d been dragged away by a tiger was mauled to death in a safari park.
 
Woolworths Australia tipped to sell Ezibuy as part of restructure
2016-07-24 23:42:30 (2 hours ago) 
Australian media have speculated that troubled Woolworths Australia may sell its New Zealand-based Ezibuy clothing business as it deals with job losses and store closures.
 
LEADING OFF: White Sox host Cubs, Arrieta; Giants head home
2016-07-25 02:02:27 (9 minutes ago) 

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ SOUTH SIDE SHOWDOWN Cubs ace Jake Arrieta (12-4, 2.60 ERA) takes the hill in the opener of a two-game interleague series at the crosstown-rival Chicago White Sox. Arrieta is 2-0 with a 2.75 ERA in three starts against the White Sox as a member […]
 
More than 500 teachers investigated over inappropriate conduct
2016-07-25 02:02:10 (9 minutes ago) 
Hundreds of school teachers have been investigated for their conduct in the past 18 months, with eight losing their registrations because of serious misconduct.
 
Athletes using sports platforms to push for social change
2016-07-25 02:02:09 (9 minutes ago) 
 
Those evacuated due to Sand fire taking it 'one hour at a time' at Hart High School shelter
2016-07-25 01:52:21 (19 minutes ago) 
 
Southeast Asian nations deliver watered-down rebuke to China for territorial expansion in South China Sea
2016-07-25 01:42:33 (29 minutes ago) 

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — Southeast Asian nations deliver watered-down rebuke to China for territorial expansion in South China Sea.
 
Oops: bounty-hunter found Vine's source code in plain sight
2016-07-25 01:42:32 (29 minutes ago) 
 
Germany explosion triggered by 27-year-old asylum seeker
2016-07-25 01:42:20 (29 minutes ago) 
A 27-year-old Syrian man denied asylum in Germany a year ago died on Sunday when he set off a bomb outside a crowded music festival in Bavaria, the fourth violent attack in Germany in less than a week, a senior Bavarian state official said.
 
Identity of badly decomposed body found in Auckland reserve confirmed
2016-07-25 01:42:20 (29 minutes ago) 
A man whose body was found decomposing in an Auckland reserve had recently returned from overseas.
 
Philippines: Duterte speech goes up against 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' mass
2016-07-25 01:40:39 (31 minutes ago) 
Millions of Filipinos are expected to tune into President Rodrigo Duterte's first State of the Nation Address Monday, which comes after he's been in office for only 26 days.
 
DIVIDED AMERICA: Clinton highlights lack of women in office
2016-07-25 01:30:14 (41 minutes ago) 
Hillary Clinton and Mary Thomas have little in common, except for this: They both hope to add to the meager ranks of America's female elected officials come January. You know about Clinton, but probably not Thomas - a conservative Republican, opponent of abortion and Obamacare, former general counsel of Florida's Department of Elder Affairs. She's running in Florida's 2nd District to become the first Indian-American woman in Congress. It's no eas...
 
Eurocrats to pore over Apache, KeePass code
2016-07-25 01:22:14 (49 minutes ago) 
 
Businesses sponsor private maths tuition in the Waikato
2016-07-25 01:22:00 (49 minutes ago) 
You don't have to be good at maths to work out paying for private tutoring could put a strain on some family budgets.
 
Breaking down the gender stereotypes in kids' clothing
2016-07-25 01:21:59 (50 minutes ago) 
Pink for girls. Truck motifs for boys. A growing number of parents want to get outside those parameters when it comes to dressing their kids.
 
Nintendo shares plummet 18% after Pokemon Go reality check
2016-07-25 01:20:37 (51 minutes ago) 
Nintendo has some bad news for investors: It's not expecting a huge profit boost from Pokemon Go.
 
'Pokemon Go' players stumble on hidden history
2016-07-25 01:20:17 (51 minutes ago) 
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Historical markers have long dotted the landscape, often barely noticed by passers-by - until they became treasure-filled stops this month on the "Pokemon Go" trail....
 
DIVIDED AMERICA: Clinton highlights lack of women in office
2016-07-25 01:20:16 (51 minutes ago) 
Hillary Clinton and Mary Thomas have little in common, except for this: They both hope to add to the meager ranks of America's female elected officials come January....
 
Sand fire forces evacuation of exotic cat preserve founded by Tippi Hedren
2016-07-25 01:11:38 (1 hours ago) 
 
Dragon centre Tim Lafai arrested over drunken brawl
2016-07-25 01:02:29 (1 hours ago) 
St George Illawarra centre Tim Lafai has landed in hot water after he was arrested for his alleged part in a drunken brawl in Wollongong.
 
Madeleine Cowe crowned Miss World Australia
2016-07-25 01:02:29 (1 hours ago) 
Madeleine Cowe has been named Miss World Australia in a ceremony at Melbourne's Crown Palladium on Friday night.
 
My life as an 'untouchable': India's Dalit women speak
2016-07-25 01:00:40 (1 hours ago) 
In India's caste system, the Dalits are traditionally regarded as the lowest of the low. Seen as "unclean," they are considered untouchable by the higher castes.
 
Breaking down the gender stereotypes in kids' clothing
2016-07-25 01:00:17 (1 hours ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pink for girls. Truck motifs for boys. A growing number of parents want to get outside those parameters when it comes to dressing their kids....
 
Dallas Police Investigating Death of Child Left in Car
2016-07-25 01:00:02 (1 hours ago) 
Dallas police are investigating the death of young child who was left in a car amid hot weather
 
China’s Biggest Shipping Line Cosco Promises to Ban Shark Fins
2016-07-25 00:42:39 (1 hours ago) 
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Dallas police investigating death of child left in car
2016-07-25 00:42:35 (1 hours ago) 

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police are investigating the death of young child who was left in a car amid hot weather. Police said in a statement that officers responded around 4:20 p.m. Sunday to a report of a 3-year-old left in a vehicle on the northeast side of town. The child was taken to a […]
 
Patrick Kivlehan’s double wins it for Rainiers
2016-07-25 00:42:35 (1 hours ago) 

Patrick Kivlehan hit a two-run double in the 10th inning to give the Tacoma Rainiers a 7-5 victory over the host Salt Lake Bees on Sunday night in the Pacific Coast League.
 
Dallas police investigating death of child left in car
2016-07-25 00:42:20 (1 hours ago) 
 
'Pokemon Go' players stumble on hidden history
2016-07-25 00:40:17 (2 hours ago) 
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Historical markers have long dotted the landscape, often barely noticed by passers-by - until they became treasure-filled stops this month on the "Pokemon Go" trail....
 
SCD coaches, freshman on national girls’ title team
2016-07-25 00:30:29 (2 hours ago) 

Dennis and coach Martin coached their AAU girls’ basketball team to a national championship.

        
 
Punishing strike by resident doctors grinds on in Haiti
2016-07-25 00:22:20 (2 hours ago) 

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Empty halls buzz with flies. Rats scamper through the wards at night. The emergency room is empty except for four shackled prisoners, watched over by relatives and missionaries rather than medical personnel. The Hospital of the State University of Haiti, the largest and most important public medical facility in this troubled […]
 
Skydiver missing after jump in Oklahoma
2016-07-25 00:22:20 (2 hours ago) 

CUSHING, Okla. (AP) — Crews in Oklahoma are searching for a missing skydiver whose parachute has been recovered. Local media report the skydiver, a woman in her 20s from Kansas, jumped around 3:45 p.m. Sunday near Cushing. Her parachute was found in a wooded area, but she wasn’t with it. Multiple law enforcement agencies and […]
 
Police: Bavarian official says attacker was denied asylum
2016-07-25 00:22:20 (2 hours ago) 

ANSBACH, Germany (AP) — A man who blew himself up and injured 12 people after being turned away from an open-air music festival was a 27-year-old Syrian who had been denied asylum, Bavaria’s top security official said early Monday. “We don’t know if this man planned on suicide or if he had the intention of […]
 
‘Pokemon Go’ players stumble on hidden history
2016-07-25 00:22:20 (2 hours ago) 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Historical markers have long dotted the landscape, often barely noticed by passers-by — until they became treasure-filled stops this month on the “Pokemon Go” trail. Game players hunting for creatures on their smartphone screens are now visiting real-life memorial plaques, statues, mosaics and landmarks around the world. Some don’t bother to […]
 
A resurgent England could help Steve Hansen and the All Blacks reach new heights
2016-07-25 00:22:06 (2 hours ago) 
OPINION: Thank goodness for England.
 
Skydiver missing after jump in Oklahoma
2016-07-25 00:22:06 (2 hours ago) 
 
Chasing Waldorf’s History as It Becomes History Itself
2016-07-25 00:21:28 (2 hours ago) 
The 123-year-old Waldorf Astoria is one of the few hotels with an extensive archive, but its future is unclear as the hotel is closing in the spring to undergo a condominium conversion.
 
The Unlikely Comeback of the ‘Pill-Popping Dermatologist’
2016-07-25 00:21:28 (2 hours ago) 
How Cheryl Karcher, a prominent New York doctor arrested on charges of forging patient prescriptions to support her drug habit, got her life back.
 
Panama Papers Reveal Wide Use of Shell Companies by African Officials
2016-07-25 00:21:28 (2 hours ago) 
Entrepreneurs and corrupt officials have hidden profits from the sale of natural resources and the bribes paid to gain access to them, leaked records show.
 
Unfazed, Saudi tourists head to Europe, Turkey
2016-07-25 00:20:18 (2 hours ago) 
Author: RASHID HASSANMon, 2016-07-25ID: 1469402234158556400

RIYADH: Unperturbed by security concerns caused by recent terror attacks in Paris, Munich and Istanbul and the failed Turkish coup, Saudis continue to enjoy foreign tours, embarking on trips to their favorite destinations worldwide including Europe and Turkey this summer.

Denouncing terrorist acts in all forms and manifestations, a wider cross section instead emphasized that rather than being intimidated by such continued acts of violence, there should be strong resolve worldwide to combat terrorism.

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Search on for 2 missing Saudi girls in France
2016-07-25 00:20:18 (2 hours ago) 
Author: Arab NewsMon, 2016-07-25ID: 1469405717492378400

PARIS: Two Saudi girls have disappeared in France. The Saudi Embassy in Paris is in touch with their parents and local authorities. In a statement on Twitter, the embassy said it is focusing on the case and has been in touch with French authorities to find out how it happened. The embassy is also closely pursuing the case with all relevant details with their parents, the statement added.

Main category: Saudi Arabia
 
Obama aide visits China after South China Sea ruling
2016-07-25 00:20:16 (2 hours ago) 
BEIJING (AP) -- U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice is in Beijing for talks with Chinese officials in the highest-level visit by a White House official since an international tribunal issued a ruling that invalidated China's expansive claims to the South China Sea, a move that was set to fuel tensions....
 
Obama aide visits China after South China Sea ruling
2016-07-25 00:20:16 (2 hours ago) 
BEIJING (AP) -- U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice is in Beijing for talks with Chinese officials in the highest-level visit by a White House official since an international tribunal issued a ruling that invalidated China's expansive claims to the South China Sea, a move that was set to fuel tensions....
 
Skydiver Missing After Jump in Oklahoma
2016-07-25 00:20:02 (2 hours ago) 
Crews in Oklahoma are searching for a missing skydiver whose parachute has been recovered
 
There's a method to the madness, maybe, in BBC America's 'Dirk Gently'
2016-07-25 00:11:28 (2 hours ago) 
 
As Democrats gather, Russian subplot over emails adds intrigue
2016-07-25 00:03:01 (2 hours ago) 

The release Friday of some 20,000 stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee’s computer servers, many of them embarrassing to Democratic leaders, has intensified discussion of the role of Russian intelligence agencies in disrupting the 2016 campaign.
 
Nintendo to investors: Pokémon Go won't make money come
2016-07-25 00:03:00 (2 hours ago) 
 
Slow Progress to Better Medicine
2016-07-25 00:02:50 (2 hours ago) 
Thirteen years after the human genome was sequenced, some remarkable treatments are being developed.
 
An anonymous Victoria's Secret retoucher speaks about Photoshop
2016-07-25 00:02:48 (2 hours ago) 
In the year of our lord 2016, we're all pretty wise to the fact that images get edited before they're used in advertising. 
 
Reince Priebus Defends Donald Trump's Right to Imply Your Dad Killed JFK
2016-07-25 00:00:52 (2 hours ago) 

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus took a bold stand in favor of free speech on Sunday, specifically, Donald Trump’s freedom to speak about your father and his possible connection to the murder of John F. Kennedy , The Washington Examiner reports.

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From Snoop to Hillary
2016-07-24 23:42:32 (2 hours ago) 
The Democratic Convention has already been rocked by leaked emails and Sanders supporters. Here is what to expect.
 
The Block NZ, review: Schist gets real during stair week
2016-07-24 23:42:30 (2 hours ago) 
After a week of sordid hook-ups and a cheating scandal, the most exciting thing to happen on The Block NZ this week was the plight of the window glass.
 
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