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    I feel like the Internet needs to be disarmed in some way. There needs to be a philosophical undermining of the Internet. We take it too seriously and too literally. For a reference we go to Wikipedia, which is full of inaccuracies and misinformation. It’s kind of beautiful – it’s all the product of imagination; it’s not reality at all. — Sufjan Stevens



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  • newCalifornia congressman wants hearing on superbug outbreak
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Congress should launch an investigation into what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is doing to prevent additional superbug infections after a deadly outbreak at a Los Angeles hospital linked to tainted medical scopes, a lawm…
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  • U.N. experts warn of 'critical knowledge gaps' on Saudi MERS virus

    U.N. experts warn of 'critical knowledge gaps' on Saudi MERS virus

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has not done enough to investigate and control a deadly new MERS virus that has killed hundreds of people there and remains in many ways a mystery, United Nations health experts said on Monday. Cases o…
    - 1 day ago 23 Feb 15, 1:13pm -
  • Burkina Faso: Food aid shortage threatens HIV patients
    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS in Burkina Faso could soon face cuts in food assistance because of a funding shortage, the World Food Program has warned.
    - 3 days ago 21 Feb 15, 12:23pm -
  • Dietary guidelines panel suggests tax on sugary foods
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A tax on sugary drinks and snacks is one way a government panel of nutrition experts thinks Americans can be coaxed into eating better. Some members of Congress are already pushing back on the idea, saying the panel has oversteppe…
    - 4 days ago 20 Feb 15, 10:28pm -
  • Doctors say fitness trackers, health apps can boost care

    Doctors say fitness trackers, health apps can boost care

    HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day.
    - 4 days ago 20 Feb 15, 6:30pm -
  • Sanofi challenges will test likely new boss's pedigree
    By Andrew Callus PARIS (Reuters) - Olivier Brandicourt, the Paris-educated doctor and head of Bayer AG's healthcare arm who is widely tipped as the new boss of Sanofi , comes with the right scientific and cultural pedigree but faces some daunting cor…
    - 5 days ago 19 Feb 15, 10:43pm -
  • Nestle USA strips artificial bits from chocolate candy

    Nestle USA strips artificial bits from chocolate candy

    No more artificial flavors and colors in Butterfinger, Babe Ruth or any Nestle chocolate candies in the United States, because Americans want them gone, the Swiss food giant said Tuesday.
    - 7 days ago 17 Feb 15, 11:55pm -
  • Australians get hepatitis A from Chinese berries

    Australians get hepatitis A from Chinese berries

    Nine Australians have contracted hepatitis A linked with eating contaminated berries from China, with the importer apologising Tuesday as the food scare spreads.
    - 8 days ago 17 Feb 15, 12:43am -
  • Lab progress towards drug for auto-immune disease

    Lab progress towards drug for auto-immune disease

    Researchers said Monday they had pinpointed two compounds -- one naturally derived from fasting and intensive exercise -- that show promise for combatting arthritis, multiple sclerosis, gout and other auto-immune diseases.
    - 8 days ago 16 Feb 15, 6:20pm -
  • UK may look into welfare cuts for addicts, overweight

    UK may look into welfare cuts for addicts, overweight

    Britain might reduce welfare benefits for people who refuse treatment for obesity or drug and alcohol problems, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Saturday. He said that if his Conservative Party wins national elections in May, he would set up a r…
    - 11 days ago 14 Feb 15, 9:48am -
  • Lifestyle puts 1 in 4 Saudis at heart attack risk, study says

    Lifestyle puts 1 in 4 Saudis at heart attack risk, study says

    Social media are turning Saudis into "electronic potatoes" and contributing to unhealthy lifestyles which leave one in four at risk of suffering a heart attack over the next decade, experts said Friday.
    - 12 days ago 13 Feb 15, 7:48am -
  • Factbox - Profiles of three Muslim students shot in North Carolina
    (Reuters) - The following is a glimpse at the lives of three Muslim students who were shot dead near the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill on Tuesday after a dispute over parking, an incident that police are investigating as a possib…
    - 13 days ago 11 Feb 15, 10:55pm -
  • Widest gene study shows complex scale of obesity

    Widest gene study shows complex scale of obesity

    The largest-ever DNA probe into obesity has thrown up scores of clues for the inherited factors behind a worsening health problem, researchers said on Wednesday.
    - 13 days ago 11 Feb 15, 7:37pm -
  • New digital maps speed up aid response after earthquakes
    By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new digital mapping system will help aid groups respond more quickly when earthquakes strike, a U.N. official said on Wednesday. The Automatic Disaster Analysis and Mapping system (ADAM) pulls…
    - 13 days ago 11 Feb 15, 5:07pm -
  • News guide: Eating right still at core of dietary guidelines

    News guide: Eating right still at core of dietary guidelines

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dietary advice can be confusing. Is it OK to eat meat and eggs? Is fat in or out? What about grains? How much salt?
    - 14 days ago 11 Feb 15, 8:32am -
  • Mississippi, West Virginia toughest on school immunizations

    Mississippi, West Virginia toughest on school immunizations

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — With rampant diabetes and obesity, Mississippi and West Virginia have struggled with health crises. Yet when it comes to getting children vaccinated, these states don't mess around.
    - 14 days ago 11 Feb 15, 1:27am -
  • News guide: Dietary guidelines evolve, stay the same

    News guide: Dietary guidelines evolve, stay the same

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dietary advice can be confusing. Is it OK to eat meat and eggs? Is fat in or out? What about grains? How much salt?
    - 14 days ago 11 Feb 15, 12:57am -
  • Puerto Rico considers fining parents of obese children
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Legislators in Puerto Rico are debating a bill that would fine parents of obese children up to $800 if they don't lose weight.
    - 14 days ago 10 Feb 15, 8:31pm -
  • Qatar tackles weighty problem with national sport day

    Qatar tackles weighty problem with national sport day

    More than a million Qataris were given a day off work Tuesday to take part in a nationwide day of sport amid growing concern at obesity levels in the super-rich Gulf state.
    - 14 days ago 10 Feb 15, 6:30pm -
  • Experimental 'smart' insulin shows promise in mice

    Experimental 'smart' insulin shows promise in mice

    An experimental "smart insulin" that acts for 14 hours has shown promise in mice and could be tested in people with type 1 diabetes in two years, researchers said Monday.
    - 15 days ago 9 Feb 15, 8:54pm -


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  • newBusiness Highlights
    ___ Used cars often sold with unfixed defects, despite recalls More than 46 million cars and trucks on the road in the U.S. — about one-fifth of the total — were recalled because of safety defects but ...
    - 14 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:53pm -
  • newReddit cracks down on posting nude pics
    NEW YORK (AP) — Social-networking and news site Reddit says it will remove photos, videos and links with explicit content if the person in the image hasn't given permission for it to be posted.
    - 25 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:42pm -
  • newFifty hurt when Southern California commuter train slams into lorry

    Fifty hurt when Southern California commuter train slams into lorry

    By Michael Fleeman OXNARD, Calif. (Reuters) - A Los Angeles-bound commuter train slammed into a produce lorry apparently stuck on the tracks in a Southern California city before dawn on Tuesday, injuring 50 people in a fiery crash, some of them crit…
    - 27 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:40pm -
  • newSlight gains push US stocks to record highs; Home Depot up

    Slight gains push US stocks to record highs; Home Depot up

    The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered new highs Tuesday, beating marks they set last week.
    - 36 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:31pm -
  • newAdministration: No quick fix if court kills health subsidies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's health secretary told Congress Tuesday that there is no administrative action that would fix the "massive damage to our health care system" that would result should the Supreme Court invalidate federal sub…
    - 37 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:30pm -
  • newNBC stays in lead with Lester Holt
    NEW YORK (AP) — Lester Holt's audience shot up by more than half a million viewers on his second week filling in at NBC's "Nightly News" for the suspended Brian Williams. Then again, his rivals fared just as well.
    - 44 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:23pm -
  • newTreasury issues reprieve for health law tax errors
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxpayers who've filed their 2014 returns only to learn that the government provided them with erroneous information on health care subsidies won't be required to submit corrected returns, the Treasury Department said Tuesday.
    - 45 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:22pm -
  • newYellen navigates tricky path on interest rates

    Yellen navigates tricky path on interest rates

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen navigated the tricky job of managing expectations on Tuesday in her first public comments on interest rate policy in more than two months.
    - 49 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:18pm -
  • newU.S. arms flow to Iraq ahead of planned Mosul offensive
    By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some 10,000 U.S. M-16 rifles and other military supplies worth about $17.9 million arrived in Iraq this week as U.S. troops pushed ahead with training and supplying Iraqi security forces battling Islamic Stat…
    - 49 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:18pm -
  • newTrial begins in high-profile Silicon Valley sex bias case

    Trial begins in high-profile Silicon Valley sex bias case

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawyer for a former junior partner suing a venture capital firm in a Silicon Valley sex bias suit contended Tuesday that his client was passed over for promotions because she was a woman and then fired after she complained.…
    - 52 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:15pm -
  • newHow the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Tuesday
    The U.S. stock market edged higher on Tuesday, nudging the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index to new highs. Investors cheered the latest news on interest rates, Greece and corporate ...
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 10:03pm -
  • newHome Depot and Toll Brothers are big market movers
    Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE The Home Depot Inc., up $4.47 to $116.75 The home-improvement store posted better-than-expected ...
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 9:57pm -
  • newVA secretary apologizes anew for misstating military service

    VA secretary apologizes anew for misstating military service

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized anew Tuesday for erroneously claiming he served in the military's special forces, and veterans groups and lawmakers appeared ready to accept his expression of regret.
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 9:51pm -
  • newCuba could export $250 mn of cigars to US

    Cuba could export $250 mn of cigars to US

    The co-president of Habanos SA, Jorge Luis Fernandez Maique, laughs during an interview with AFP in Havana, on February 24, 2015
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 9:38pm -
  • newDefying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

    Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:34pm -
  • newYellen: Rate hike coming, but not before June

    Yellen: Rate hike coming, but not before June

    Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen testifies during a committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on February 24, 2015
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:33pm -
  • newBonds, stocks rally, after Yellen emphasizes flexibility

    Bonds, stocks rally, after Yellen emphasizes flexibility

    By David Gaffen NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. equities rose and bond yields fell after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday it would be several months before the Fed expects to boost interest rates, while European equity markets gaine…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:33pm -
  • newLongtime Coke executive Donald Keough dies at 88

    Longtime Coke executive Donald Keough dies at 88

    Donald Keough, who helped steer Coca-Cola through the "cola wars" of the 1980s and played a key role in the introduction of New Coke, died Tuesday in Atlanta, according to the company. He was ...
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:31pm -
  • newIn a bind, Republicans offer vote on Homeland Security bill

    In a bind, Republicans offer vote on Homeland Security bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A partial agency shutdown looming, Senate Republicans offered on Tuesday to permit a vote on Homeland Security funding legislation stripped of immigration provisions backed by conservatives but strongly opposed by President Barac…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:27pm -
  • newPills before and after sex can help prevent HIV, study finds

    Pills before and after sex can help prevent HIV, study finds

    SEATTLE (AP) — For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:21pm -
  • newRBS Wealth Chief Tapner To Leave Queen's Bank

    RBS Wealth Chief Tapner To Leave Queen's Bank

    The chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland's (RBS's) wealth arm is to step down in the latest of a string of management changes at the taxpayer-backed lender. Sky News has learned that Rory Tapner, one of the City's most senior bankers, is to lea…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:14pm -
  • newCalifornia's plastic bag ban suspended by ballot referendum

    California's plastic bag ban suspended by ballot referendum

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A trade group has turned in enough signatures to put a referendum on California's plastic bag ban on the November 2016 ballot, suspending implementation of the nation's first statewide ban until voters can weigh in, state…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:08pm -
  • newFriction over India's beef trade heats up after attacks
    By Meenakshi Sharma MUMBAI (Reuters) - Hindu nationalists in India have stepped up attacks on the country's beef industry, seizing trucks with cattle bound for abattoirs and blockading meat processing plants in a bid to halt the trade in the world's…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:04pm -
  • newBritish and American spies hacked company that makes Irish driving licences

    British and American spies hacked company that makes Irish driving licences

    Edward Snowden claims the NSA and GCHQ also targeted SIM cards used by companies including Vodafone and O2.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:01pm -
  • newUS automakers improve in magazine's annual brand rankings

    US automakers improve in magazine's annual brand rankings

    DETROIT (AP) — Buick is the first U.S.-based automotive brand to crack the top 10 in Consumer Reports magazine's annual brand report cards.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:58pm -
  • newU.S. offers highest-ever reward for Russian hacker
    By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department and FBI on Tuesday announced a $3 million reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Russian national Evgeniy Bogachev, the highest bounty U.S. authorities have eve…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:58pm -
  • newFed's Yellen faces heat from both sides of political divide

    Fed's Yellen faces heat from both sides of political divide

    By Michael Flaherty WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tough questions aimed at Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen from a rising force in the Democratic Party on Tuesday showed how the U.S. central bank is facing increasing pressure from both sides of the polit…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:52pm -
  • newExclusive-Providence Equity explores Ironman parent sale - sources
    Providence Equity Partners LLC, owner of the parent of the gruelling yet popular Ironman Triathlon race, is exploring options for the company including a potential sale or initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter. Provide…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:50pm -
  • newJustices signal support for investors in 401(k) lawsuits
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared likely Tuesday to make it easier for participants in employee retirement plans to challenge companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:43pm -
  • newJPMorgan to close 5 percent of bank branches to cut costs
    NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase plans to close 300 bank branches over the next two years, about 5 percent of the total, as more customers move online and the bank seeks to cut costs.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:38pm -
  • newHow to find out if a used car has an unrepaired recall
    About 5 million used cars under recall were sold last year before the recalled parts were fixed. A study by Carfax, which sells vehicle history reports, showed that overall there are more than 46 million ...
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:35pm -
  • newIRS: Your chances of getting audited lowest in a decade

    IRS: Your chances of getting audited lowest in a decade

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Budget cuts forced the IRS to reduce the number of tax audits last year to the lowest level in a decade, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said Tuesday. And the number of audits could be even lower this year.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:27pm -
  • newKleiner firm was not level playing field for women, jury told

    Kleiner firm was not level playing field for women, jury told

    By Sarah McBride and Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the investment firm that has backed tech companies from Google to Amazon, fired a woman junior partner after she complained of gender discrimination, her law…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:21pm -
  • newGreece clears key hurdle to extend bailout but doubts remain

    Greece clears key hurdle to extend bailout but doubts remain

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece cleared a major hurdle Tuesday in its ongoing battle to remain solvent as its European creditors approved a 4-month extension to its financial bailout — but the cash-strapped country has much more to do to convince its par…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:04pm -
  • newHistoric snows causing headaches for real estate industry

    Historic snows causing headaches for real estate industry

    BOSTON (AP) — All that snow in New England may make your property look as pretty as a calendar shot, but it won't do you any favors if you're trying to buy or sell a house.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:03pm -
  • newRothman replaces Pascal as film chief at Sony

    Rothman replaces Pascal as film chief at Sony

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former 20th Century Fox chief Tom Rothman has been named chairman of Sony's Motion Picture Group, replacing Amy Pascal as studio head and effectively concluding Sony's shake-up following the damaging hacking scandal.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:03pm -
  • newFBI aware of 60 different cyber threat groups linked to nation-states

    FBI aware of 60 different cyber threat groups linked to nation-states

    The FBI is aware of 60 different cyber threats groups linked to nation-states, a senior bureau official said on Tuesday. Joseph Demarest, head of the FBI's cyber crime division, also said the bureau learned within a month of Sony Pictures first repo…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 7:43pm -
  • newECB's Coene says euro zone exit possible in theory - paper
    A country could in theory leave the euro zone if it wanted to, European Central Bank policymaker Luc Coene said, but he added that he could not imagine which nation would want to do so. Coene told Dutch daily De Telegraaf that a lack of confidence in…
    - 4 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 7:33pm -
  • newJPMorgan to close 5 percent of its bank branches
    NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase plans to close 300 bank branches over the next two years, about 5 percent of the total, as more customers move online and the bank seeks to cut costs.
    - 4 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 7:33pm -
  • newFIFA's D'Hooghe cleared in ethics investigation
    (Reuters) - FIFA executive committee member Michel D'Hooghe has been cleared of any wrongdoing by an ethics committee investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. FIFA said its ethics committee's judgement chamber had foun…
    - 4 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 7:19pm -

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  • newJPMorgan to cut costs, charge for some deposits
    The biggest US bank by assets, JPMorgan projected $2.8 billion in expense reductions in its corporate and investment bank division through 2017 and another $2.0 billion in expense cuts in its consumer ...
    - 13 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:54pm -
  • newObama vetoes Keystone pipeline bill
    Barack Obama issued the most significant veto of his six-year presidency Tuesday, blocking legislation allowing the Keystone XL oil pipeline to be built between Canada and the United States.
    - 25 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:42pm -
  • newDreamWorks posts loss as 'Penguins of Madagascar' underperforms
    The company took impairment charges of $57.1 million, or a loss of about 63 cents per share, related to the performance of "The Penguins of Madagascar" and "Mr. Peabody and Sherman", as well as certain other titles and investments. DreamWorks has fa…
    - 25 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:42pm -
  • newVenezuelan 14 year-old killed during anti-government protest
    SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (AP) — A 14-year-old boy died Tuesday after being shot in the head during an anti-government protest in Venezuela's restive western region.
    - 26 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:41pm -
  • newHead of UN climate panel steps down amid harassment case
    NEW DELHI (AP) — The leader of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change stepped down on Tuesday amid an investigation into a colleague's allegations of sexual harassment.
    - 27 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:40pm -
  • newOfficials in Haiti celebrate completion of Marriott hotel
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A second international-branded hotel opened Tuesday in the Haitian capital in what backers of the project and officials hope will be a spur to further economic development in the impoverished country.
    - 27 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:40pm -
  • newU.S. health official says no fix if Obamacare subsidies thrown out
    By Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Obama administration has no way to repair the damage that would result from a Supreme Court decision against Obamacare that would make health care unaffordable for millions of Americans, a top health advi…
    - 30 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:37pm -
  • newVenezuela's ruling party targets new opposition leader
    Lawmakers from Venezuela's ruling party said Tuesday they have asked prosecutors to investigate a leading opposition lawmaker for conspiring to overthrow President Nicolas Maduro, the latest attack on his opponents.
    - 31 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:36pm -
  • newVenezuelan teen dies after being shot at anti-Maduro protest
    By Javier Faria SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) - A teenager was fatally shot at an anti-government protest in the western city of San Cristobal on Tuesday, state officials said, exacerbating tensions in Venezuela amid an economic crisis and crac…
    - 38 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:29pm -
  • newStrong dollar hurts HP's earnings forecast
    "... we believe the impact on FY15 will be significantly greater than we anticipated in November," Chief Executive Meg Whitman said in a statement. Palo Alto-based HP earned about two-thirds of its revenue from outside the United States in the year…
    - 43 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:24pm -
  • newRights group calls for U.N. arms embargo on Syria over barrel bombs
    By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syrian government troops carried out hundreds of indiscriminate aerial attacks in the past year, most with barrel bombs, in defiance of a United Nations Security Council demand to stop, a U.S. rights gr…
    - 44 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:23pm -
  • newSenate Republican offers plan to avert security funding crisis
    By Susan Cornwell and David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate leaders took a tentative step on Tuesday that could avert a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, but it was unclear if House Speaker John Boehner and restive c…
    - 51 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:16pm -
  • newKidnapped French woman was due to leave Yemen soon: employer
    A French development worker who was kidnapped in the Yemeni capital Sanaa had been due to leave the restive country in just a matter of days, her employer said Tuesday.
    - 52 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:15pm -
  • newDozens Hurt As Commuter Train Hits Truck
    A Southern California commuter train has collided with a truck, sending train cars tumbling and leaving dozens of passengers injured. Fire and rescue crews treated 51 passengers at the crash site in Ventura County, about 65 miles (104km) northwest of…
    - 54 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:13pm -
  • newSuicide bombers kill at least 26 across north Nigeria
    By Joe Hemba and Nnekule Ikemfuna DAMATURU/KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suicide bombers struck two bus stations in different parts of northern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing at least 26 people in attacks President Goodluck Jonathan blamed on Boko Haram, t…
    - 58 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:09pm -
  • newColombian police seize 3.3 tonnes of cocaine near Panama border
    Colombian police confiscated 3.3 tonnes of cocaine bound for Mexico during an offensive against a crime gang in the country's jungle region that borders Panama, police said on Tuesday. The drugs, belonging to the Colombian Usuga Clan crime gang and…
    - 58 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:09pm -
  • newHuman Rights Watch denounces Syria barrel bomb attacks
    Human Rights Watch on Tuesday called for sanctions and an arms embargo to be imposed on Syria to punish the regime for its continued use of devastating barrel bombs in attacks.
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 10:07pm -
  • newBlasts hit two Nigeria bus stations, at least 27 dead
    Two blasts rocked bus stations in embattled northern Nigeria on Tuesday, killing at least 27 people, as violence continues to rage less than five weeks ahead of general elections.
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 10:07pm -
  • newKerry appears to take swipe at Netanyahu over Iran nuclear talks
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday appeared to take a swipe at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying critics of an emerging nuclear deal with Iran did not know what they were talking about. Speaking to senators, Kerry also sai…
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 10:05pm -
  • newObama Vetoes Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Bill
    President Barack Obama has vetoed the Republican-backed Keystone XL oil pipeline bill. Mr Obama wasted little time in vetoing the bill and sending word to the Senate. "Through this bill, the United States Congress attempts to circumvent longstanding…
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 9:59pm -
  • newWho's your daddy? Hippo ancestry unveiled
    A great-great grandfather of the hippopotamus likely swam from Asia to Africa some 35 million years ago, long before the arrival of the lion, rhino, zebra and giraffe, researchers said Tuesday.
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 9:56pm -
  • newEight dead in gun rampage at Czech restaurant
    An apparently mentally disturbed gunman burst into a restaurant in a quiet eastern Czech town Tuesday, shooting dead eight people before turning a gun on himself, officials said.
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 9:55pm -
  • newAustralia pleads for mercy for drug traffickers to be executed in Indonesia
    By Jane Wardell SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's foreign minister on Wednesday appealed to Indonesia's president to show mercy for two Australian drug traffickers due to executed in Indonesia, expressing disappointment that their latest legal appeal h…
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 9:53pm -
  • newVA secretary apologizes anew for misstating military service
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald apologized anew Tuesday for erroneously claiming he served in the military's special forces, and veterans groups and lawmakers appeared ready to accept his expression ...
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 9:51pm -
  • newHouthis say Yemen's Hadi has lost legitimacy, after president flees south
    By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's newly-dominant Houthi group said on Tuesday President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi had lost his legitimacy as head of state and was being sought as a fugitive from justice. Houthi militiamen seized the capital…
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 9:50pm -
  • newBrazil detains alleged deforestation king of Amazon
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil has detained a land-grabber thought to be the Amazon's single biggest deforester, the country's environmental protection agency said.
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 9:49pm -
  • newWHO seeks $1 bn more for four conflict-hit countries
    The World Health Organization on Tuesday appealed for $1.0 billion in additional funds to help provide life-saving health services to millions in need in conflict-ravaged Syria, Iraq, Central African Republic and South Sudan.
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 9:42pm -
  • newQatar assures U.S. it is committed to fighting Islamic State
    By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Qatar is committed to defeating the Islamic State, its emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad al-Thani, assured U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday in his first official visit to the White House. Obama said the emir…
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 9:41pm -
  • newIran nuclear deal 'is at hand': EU foreign policy chief
    The European Union's foreign policy chief on Tuesday said an Iran nuclear deal was "at hand" and urged different sides to show political will ahead of a new round of talks scheduled in Geneva next week.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:35pm -
  • newStolen statue, painting returned to Italian government in US
    NEW YORK (AP) — An ancient statuette and an 18th-century painting that were stolen from Italy decades ago have been returned to its government after turning up in New York.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:34pm -
  • newToddler dies of measles in Berlin, first death in outbreak
    BERLIN (AP) — An 18-month-old boy has died of measles in Berlin, the first known death in an outbreak of the disease that has seen more than 570 cases in the German capital since October.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:34pm -
  • newAP Exclusive: California taxpayers billed $40,000 for events
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Organizers of last fall's swearing-in celebration for Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon said no taxpayer money was used to put on the event at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, but a review by The Associat…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:33pm -
  • newBonds, stocks rally, after Yellen emphasizes flexibility
    U.S. equities rose and bond yields fell after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday it would be several months before the Fed expects to boost interest rates, while European equity markets gained after Greece locked in a four-month…
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  • newBonds, global stocks rally, after Yellen emphasizes flexibility
    U.S. equities rose and bond yields fell after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday it would be several months before the Fed expects to boost interest rates, while European equity markets gained after Greece locked in a four-month…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:31pm -
  • newAnthem says at least 8.8 million non-customers could be victims in data hack
    Anthem, the country's second-largest health insurer, is part of a national network of independently run Blue Cross Blue Shield plans through which BCBS customers can receive medical services when they are in an area where BCBS is operated by a diffe…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:29pm -
  • newWorld will soon know if Iran serious on nuclear deal: US
    US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday it would soon become clear if Iran is serious about ending suspicions over its nuclear ambitions, as world powers appeared to inch towards a historic deal with Tehran.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:24pm -
  • newDow, S&P 500 hit records after Fed testimony  
    The Dow and S&P 500 bolted to fresh records after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen pledged a cautious approach to raising interest rates
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:13pm -
  • newEgypt TV host faces trial for false bathhouse accusations
    An Egyptian television presenter whose undercover report from a public bathhouse landed 26 men in court for "debauchery" is herself to face trial for falsely accusing them, an official said Tuesday.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:11pm -
  • newNearly 30 injured as California train hits truck
    Twenty-eight people were injured Tuesday when a Los Angeles-bound commuter train smashed into a produce truck that had become stuck on the tracks, authorities said.
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  • newU.S. offers highest-ever reward for Russian hacker
    The U.S. State Department and FBI on Tuesday announced a $3 million reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Russian national Evgeniy Bogachev, the highest bounty U.S. authorities have ever offered in a cyber case. The Federal B…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:02pm -

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Astrology Daily Horoscope

  • Libra Daily Horoscope for February 23, 2015
    A cultural epiphany comes your way and may help you find new ways to live your life. Things are definitely looking up for you and you should be able to convince others to try your new ideas.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Dai…
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  • Aquarius Daily Horoscope for February 23, 2015
    You feel a little bored today -- but that may just be par for the course. Your life is such a thrill ride most of the time that it can be hard to keep it together when things slow down.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Co…
    - 2 days ago 23 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • Taurus Daily Horoscope for February 23, 2015
    Your interpersonal relations have never gone this smoothly -- so it's time for you to check in with your people. You can solve almost any problem if you just listen and then act from the heart.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes,…
    - 2 days ago 23 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • Sagittarius Daily Horoscope for February 23, 2015
    Your analytical mind is chugging along and making short work of life's little problems. You may find that your friends come to you for advice when they see you making such progress.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple…
    - 2 days ago 23 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • Gemini Daily Horoscope for February 23, 2015
    This is not a great time to play games -- you need to really focus if you want to make it through the day! The good part is that you can make a lot of progress if you take life seriously.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily…
    - 2 days ago 23 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • Aries Daily Horoscope for February 23, 2015
    You're moving pretty slowly today -- which could mean that you've got to take the day off. Why not enjoy this short phase of sloth? Unless you've got urgent business, you should take it easy all day long.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's L…
    - 2 days ago 23 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • Cancer Daily Horoscope for February 23, 2015
    Your friendly energy is perfect for charming new love interests or job prospects -- practically anyone is likely to give it up for you today! Things may start to get really interesting tonight.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes,…
    - 2 days ago 23 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • Scorpio Daily Horoscope for February 23, 2015
    You should find that things aren't quite as simple as you had expected -- so double down and see if you can gain a little advantage from the unexpected reversal. It may take a while to come out ahead.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveS…
    - 2 days ago 23 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • Leo Daily Horoscope for February 23, 2015
    You can't help but say no to what at first sounds like a reasonable request. It may soon turn out to be quite unreasonable, though, so you should be justified in the long run. Today might be hard, though.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's L…
    - 2 days ago 23 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • Capricorn Daily Horoscope for February 23, 2015
    Your romantic situation is getting a lot more interesting today -- and in a good way! Your great energy is perfect for letting others know how you feel, no matter how long you've been together.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes,…
    - 2 days ago 23 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • Virgo Daily Horoscope for February 23, 2015
    It's time to think about travel once again -- and your great energy is pushing you in one specific direction, You should know just what you want, and you should be able to find great deals to get you there.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's…
    - 2 days ago 23 Feb 15, 12:00am -
  • Pisces Daily Horoscope for February 23, 2015
    How's your love life? Your answer is likely to change for the better as the day goes on. You may meet someone new or feel a new surge of affection for your sweetie. Enjoy the ride!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple'…
    - 2 days ago 23 Feb 15, 12:00am -

Business & Finance

  • newYellen says Fed flexible on rates
    Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen says the bank can be flexible in deciding when to raise interest rates, helping propel US shares to record levels.
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 9:56pm -
  • newSony Pictures names new chairman
    Sony Pictures has named Tom Rothman as chairman of the film studio replacing Amy Pascal, who stepped down following a cyber attack.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:26pm -
  • newFTSE 100 closes at record level
    The FTSE 100 share index closes at a new high, surpassing the previous record set in December 1999.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 7:58pm -
  • newGoodyear fined $16m for bribery
    US tyre firm Goodyear agrees to pay $16m to US regulators over allegations it failed to stop persistent bribery in its Kenyan and Angolan operations.
    - 4 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 7:27pm -
  • newOil company to shed 400 UK posts
    Oil services company Archer confirms it is losing more than 400 jobs from its UK operations, many of which are based in Aberdeen.
    - 5 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 6:18pm -

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Top News

  • newUS offers $3m for hacker's arrest
    The US offers an unprecedented reward for information leading to the arrest of a Russian hacker, charged with major cybercrime theft.
    - 10 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:57pm -
  • newVIDEO: Commuters injured in US train collision
    At least 28 people have been injured after the train they were travelling on collided with a truck in California.
    - 11 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:56pm -
  • newLove to captain US Ryder Cup team
    Davis Love III has been named US Ryder Cup captain for Hazeltine 2016, the second time he has been given the honour.
    - 34 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:33pm -
  • newRifkind quits as chairman and MP
    Sir Malcolm Rifkind quits as chairman of Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee and will stand down as an MP following criticism over "cash-for-access" claims.
    - 39 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:28pm -
  • newManchester City 1-2 Barcelona
    Luis Suarez scores twice as Manchester City suffer a home defeat to Barcelona in their Champions League last-16 first-leg match.
    - 58 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:09pm -
  • newYellen says Fed flexible on rates
    Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen says the bank can be flexible in deciding when to raise interest rates, helping propel US shares to record levels.
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 9:56pm -
  • newJuventus 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
    Carlos Tevez and Alvaro Morata score as Juventus defeat Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League tie.
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 9:54pm -
  • newGunman kills eight in Czech town
    A gunman kills eight people in a restaurant in the eastern Czech Republic town of Uhersky Brod before shooting himself dead, officials say.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:36pm -
  • new'Give HIV drugs to healthy gay men'
    Healthy gay men should be offered drugs which are normally used to treat HIV in order to prevent infection, say UK Medical Research Council scientists.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:12pm -
  • newDozens hurt in California train crash
    A commuter train and a truck have collided, causing four carriages to derail northwest of Los Angeles and injuring at least 28 people
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:11pm -
  • newRow over Everest climb permits
    Hundreds of climbers forced to abandon Everest expeditions after last year's avalanche want to know if they can try again with the same permits.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:59pm -
  • newCouncils 'to control £6bn NHS budget'
    The £6bn health and social care budget for Greater Manchester will be taken over by councils under devolved NHS powers, it is understood.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:55pm -
  • newBrazil roadblocks 'affect exports'
    Brazilian lorry drivers block roads in protest against the high cost of fuel and tolls, with officials saying exports are being affected.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:54pm -
  • newUK approves three-person babies
    The UK has now become the first country to approve laws to allow the creation of babies from three people.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:36pm -
  • newObama vetoes oil pipeline bill
    US President Barack Obama vetoes a bill that would have approved construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, White House officials say.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:33pm -
  • newSony Pictures names new chairman
    Sony Pictures has named Tom Rothman as chairman of the film studio replacing Amy Pascal, who stepped down following a cyber attack.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:26pm -
  • newCity first in UK to ban legal highs
    Lincoln becomes the first place in the UK to introduce a ban on people taking legal highs in public places.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:18pm -
  • newNew ECB chief wants English Big Bash
    Incoming ECB chief Colin Graves hopes to introduce a Big-Bash style T20 tournament into the English season.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:17pm -
  • newNowell poised for England start
    Jack Nowell replaces Jonny May in England's training squad and is in line to start against Ireland in the Six Nations.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:17pm -
  • newFTSE 100 closes at record level
    The FTSE 100 share index closes at a new high, surpassing the previous record set in December 1999.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 7:58pm -
  • newRoyal Marine in £49k benefits fraud
    A former Royal Marine swindled £49,000 in benefits by claiming he was too injured to walk while he was working as a bodyguard in the Middle East.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 7:57pm -
  • newMissing UK girls in Syria, police say
    Three missing UK teenagers believed to be heading to join Islamic State militants are thought to have crossed into Syria, police say.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 7:39pm -
  • newCan 'mind blank' wreck careers?
    It happens to all of us - but can it wreck a political career?
    - 4 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 7:04pm -
  • newUK to help train Ukrainian army
    British military personnel are to be sent to Ukraine in the next few weeks to provide advice and training, says Prime Minister David Cameron.
    - 4 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 7:02pm -
  • newUS sea level rise 'very unusual'
    Sea levels along the northeast coast of the US rose dramatically during 2009-2010 in an event scientists describe as "very unusual".
    - 4 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 6:45pm -
  • newIS 'abducts 90 Syrian Christians'
    Islamic State (IS) militants have abducted dozens of Assyrian Christians from several villages in north-eastern Syria, activists say.
    - 4 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 6:44pm -
  • newFox host hits back in Falklands row
    One of the most famous US news anchors, Bill O'Reilly of Fox News, rejects allegations he exaggerated his involvement in the Falklands War in 1982.
    - 5 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 6:14pm -
  • newSchool in video overcrowding appeal
    A primary school in County Antrim has made a social media video to highlight their acute lack of classroom space for the growing number of pupils.
    - 5 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 6:08pm -
  • newElectoral register 'down by 920,000'
    The number of people on electoral registers in England and Wales dropped by 920,000 between March and December last year, the Electoral Commission says.
    - 5 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 6:06pm -
  • newDeadly bus bombs explode in Nigeria
    Suicide bombings at bus stations in two major commercial centres in northern Nigeria kill at least 27 people, police and hospital sources say.
    - 5 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 6:01pm -
  • newSir Cliff raid leak 'invaded privacy'
    Police should not have released confidential details to the BBC about a planned search of Sir Cliff Richard's home, a report concludes.
    - 5 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 5:49pm -
  • newVIDEO: Treasury Committee
    MPs take evidence on the Bank of England’s Inflation Report.
    - 5 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 5:43pm -
  • newGunmen kidnap 30 Afghan Hazaras
    Masked gunmen in southern Afghanistan abduct 30 ethnic Hazara men who were travelling by bus from neighbouring Iran.
    - 6 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 5:37pm -
  • newQatar 2022 'best thing for England'
    Staging the Qatar 2022 in winter is "the best thing that's ever happened to England", says Phil Neville.
    - 6 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 5:13pm -
  • newEurozone backs Greece reform plans
    Eurozone finance ministers approve reform proposals submitted by Greece in order to obtain a four-month extension of its bailout.
    - 6 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 5:10pm -
  • newPolice face £6m crime cash shortfall
    Police Scotland is facing a £6m shortfall in its budget because of delays in receiving cash under proceeds of crime legislation.
    - 6 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 5:02pm -
  • newTobacco 'kills two in three smokers'
    The death risk from smoking may be much higher than previously thought - tobacco kills up to two in every three smokers not one in every two, data from a large study suggests.
    - 6 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 5:01pm -
  • newOAP admits causing fatal car crash
    An 85-year-old woman admits causing the death of two of her friends in a fatal car crash in September 2012.
    - 7 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 4:24pm -
  • newVIDEO: Qatar decision 'very disappointing'
    Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore says he is "very disappointed" a Fifa taskforce has recommended that the 2022 World Cup should be held in November and December.
    - 7 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 4:10pm -
  • newVIDEO: Peanut allergies 'preventable' in babies
    A new study shows that eating peanut products early in life can prevent young children from becoming allergic to them, the BBC's Jane Dreaper reports.
    - 7 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 3:57pm -
  • newVIDEO: A Winter World Cup - in 60 seconds
    BBC News looks at why FIFA is recommending that the 2022 World Cup should be held in winter - and why many clubs disagree.
    - 7 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 3:57pm -
  • newVIDEO: 'Gerbils not rats' carried the plague
    Scientists say that black rats may not have been to blame for outbreaks of the bubonic plague across medieval Europe.
    - 7 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 3:54pm -
  • newFrench woman kidnapped in Yemen
    A French woman working for an international organisation has been kidnapped in Yemen, the French foreign ministry says.
    - 8 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 3:34pm -
  • newOscar Pistorius in appeal challenge
    Lawyers for jailed South African athlete Oscar Pistorius launch a legal bid to prevent prosecutors from appealing against his acquittal on murder charges.
    - 8 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 3:25pm -
  • newPebble crowdfunds new smart watch
    Pebble is returning to crowdfunding to release its second smartwatch - which it claims will have colour e-paper display and seven day battery life
    - 8 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 3:01pm -
  • newParis targeted in night drone mystery
    Drones are seen flying over several sensitive landmarks in Paris in a night-time mystery that French police say is being taken seriously.
    - 8 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 2:46pm -
  • newRobbed OAP 'too scared' to speak
    A pensioner was tied up, threatened into silence and robbed of just £15 by a burglar, Cardiff Crown Court hears.
    - 8 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 2:44pm -
  • newBennett sorry for 'bad' interview
    Green Party leader Natalie Bennett apologises to members for a "very bad" interview about its housing policy as she launches its election campaign.
    - 9 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 2:34pm -
  • newReasons for optimism over Eurozone economy
    Duncan Weldon suggests three reasons why the Eurozone's economic prospects may soon begin to improve.
    - 9 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 2:13pm -
  • newFive ways a winter World Cup would be different
    Five ways armchair fans would handle a winter World Cup
    - 9 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 2:10pm -
  • newNHS 'must step in' over Avastin row
    Doctors call on health ministers and NHS England to intervene to make a drug called Avastin routinely available to patients with a debilitating eye condition known as wet AMD.
    - 9 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 2:07pm -
  • newVIDEO: Green leader stumbles in interview
    The Green party leader, Natalie Bennett, has said she is embarrassed by a radio interview she gave on Tuesday morning in which she appeared unable to answer questions about her party's policies.
    - 9 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 1:58pm -
  • newDating site killer jailed for life
    A 47-year-old man is jailed for for murdering a woman he met on a dating website.
    - 9 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 1:51pm -
  • newSyriza dumps Marx for Blair
    In the short course of the latest Greek financial crisis, Syriza appears to have transformed itself from what in the UK would be seen as traditional leftists into Blairites.
    - 9 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 1:49pm -
  • newVIDEO: Global sinkholes explained - in 60 secs
    A brief look at some of the biggest sinkholes in recent history.
    - 9 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 1:45pm -

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Space Exploration

  • newWhat Would It Be Like to Live on the Moon?
    Lunar days stretch for about 14 Earth days with average temperatures of 253 degrees Fahrenheit (123 degrees Celsius), while lunar nights also last 14 Earth days (due to the moon's rotation) and maintain a frigid cold of minus 387 degrees Fahrenheit…
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 9:57pm -
  • newRussia to keep its part of space station after its duty ends
    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's space agency expects the International Space Station to stay in orbit through 2024, and plans to create its own space outpost with its segment of the station after that.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:27pm -
  • newSpacewalking Astronaut Snaps the Ultimate Selfie (Photo)
    A NASA astronaut snapped a truly out-of-this-world selfie during a spacewalk over the weekend. Barry "Butch" Wilmore, commander of the International Space Station's current Expedition 42, took a photo of himself during a spacewalk on Saturday (Feb.…
    - 5 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 5:40pm -
  • newNASA Europa Mission May Search for Signs of Alien Life
    A potential NASA mission to Jupiter's moon Europa may end up hunting for signs of life on the icy, ocean-harboring world. NASA officials have asked scientists to consider ways that a Europa mission could search for evidence of alien life in the plum…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 5:12pm -
  • newPachauri quits U.N. climate panel after sexual harassment complaint
    By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - India's Rajendra Pachauri quit as chair of the U.N. panel of climate scientists on Tuesday, ending 13 turbulent years in charge of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning group, after a sexual harassment complaint against him…
    - 8 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 3:13pm -
  • newAerodrums turn thin air into a virtual drum kit
    By Matthew Stock and Anastasia Gorelova LONDON (Reuters) - Everyone has seen someone play an air guitar that makes no sound. As odd as it looks, the inventors of Aerodrums say it is the first fully drumless drum set, and they have ambitious plans for…
    - 9 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 2:24pm -
  • newRarest Big Cat on Earth Starting to Make a Comeback
    Things are starting to look up for the rarest big cat on the planet: The critically endangered Amur leopard, which is indigenous to southeastern Russia and parts of northeastern China, has doubled in population since 2007, according to a new report…
    - 10 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 1:20pm -
  • newWhat Makes Starburst Galaxies Spawn at a Frenzied Pace? (Video)
    Astronomers have peered into the heart of a nearby starburst galaxy to better understand what powers its intense bouts of star formation. Leroy headed a team that used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile to examine the c…
    - 10 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 12:44pm -
  • newAncient Artifacts to Space Tech: History of Tools Explored in NYC Exhibit
    An exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York juxtaposes tools from throughout human history — from ancient rock tools, to the most cutting-edge instruments being used to explore outer space — and looks for the commonalit…
    - 10 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 12:43pm -
  • newBoeing, ULA Break Ground on New Astronaut Access Tower for Atlas Launches
    Fifty-three years to the day after John Glenn ascended an access tower to become the first U.S. astronaut to ride an Atlas rocket into orbit, officials with United Launch Alliance and Boeing broke ground for the next gantry that will support Atlas c…
    - 10 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 12:43pm -
  • Stephen Hawking: Human Aggression Could 'Destroy Us All'
    Stephen Hawking may be getting some Hollywood love for "The Theory of Everything," a biopic about his life that earned actor Eddie Redmayne the best actor Oscar at last night's Academy Awards. Human aggression threatens to destroy us all, Hawking sa…
    - 1 day ago 23 Feb 15, 8:48pm -
  • 'NASCAR on the Moon': 2 Teams Partner in Private Moon Race
    This is definitely a new kind of space race: Two teams competing in a private moon competition have teamed up to get to the lunar surface by the end of next year, potentially sowing the seeds for a sort of lunar NASCAR race. The new Google Lunar X P…
    - 1 day ago 23 Feb 15, 8:10pm -
  • Predawn Military Rocket Launches Visible from US East Coast Tuesday
    As part of an undisclosed project by the Department of Defense (DoD), three Terrier-Oriole suborbital rockets are scheduled to launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, between 12:30 a.m. EST (0530 GMT) and 4:30 a.m. EST (0930 GMT) on…
    - 1 day ago 23 Feb 15, 7:34pm -
  • Europe's Newly Tested Space Plane Aims for Next Launch in 2019
    With one reportedly flawless test flight already under its belt, officials are already planning a European space plane for its next test. The manager for the European Space Agency's shuttle-like Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) robotic spac…
    - 1 day ago 23 Feb 15, 5:24pm -
  • Comets Are Like Deep Fried Ice Cream, Scientists Say
    NASA researchers think they understand why comets have a hard, crispy outside and a cold but soft inside — just like fried ice cream. Two NASA spacecraft have interacted with a comet surface, and both found a crunchy exterior and somewhat softer,…
    - 1 day ago 23 Feb 15, 5:24pm -
  • World View Makes Record-Setting Parafoil Flight from Near Edge of Space
    A private company that aims to send tourists to the edge of space in a balloon broke a record Friday, flying a parafoil higher than anyone has before. The Arizona-based company World View sent the parafoil 102,200 feet (31,151 meters) into the air d…
    - 1 day ago 23 Feb 15, 5:24pm -
  • Astronauts Complete First of Three Spacewalks
    Two NASA astronauts are safely back inside the International Space Station today (Feb. 20) after successfully completing the first of three scheduled spacewalks planned to prep the outpost for the arrivals of commercial spacecraft carrying astronaut…
    - 3 days ago 21 Feb 15, 8:46pm -
  • Spacewalking astronauts turn cable guys in 1st of 3 jobs
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts routed more than 300 feet of cable outside the International Space Station on Saturday, tricky and tiring advance work for the arrival of new American-made crew capsules.
    - 3 days ago 21 Feb 15, 8:27pm -
  • Spacewalking 'cable guys' wrap up work outside station
    A pair of American astronauts Saturday wrapped up the first of three spacewalks to route cables outside the International Space Station so commercial spaceships carrying crew can dock there in the coming years.
    - 3 days ago 21 Feb 15, 8:04pm -
  • Space Station Astronauts Taking Spacewalk Today: Watch It Live
    EDITORS NOTE, 2:26 p.m. EST (1926 GMT): The astronauts are safely back onboard the International Space Station and the spacewalk is officially over, with a total run time of 6 hours 41 minutes. Two NASA astronauts will perform a spacewalk outside th…
    - 4 days ago 21 Feb 15, 5:39am -
  • NASA Space Submarine Could Explore Titan's Methane Seas
    The extraterrestrial seas of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, provide an ideal world for a robotic submarine to explore, and a team of scientists is working on an innovative mission concept that could make that vision a reality. A submarine on Titan wo…
    - 4 days ago 21 Feb 15, 5:38am -
  • 'Fast Radio Burst' Spotted Live in Space for 1st Time
    For the first time, a burst of radio waves hundreds of millions of times more energetic than the sun was caught red-handed as it slammed into the Earth. In recent years, astronomers have retroactively spotted a wacky signature in their data: Every n…
    - 4 days ago 21 Feb 15, 5:38am -
  • Cluster Filled with Dark Matter May House 'Failed Galaxies'
    A strange set of 48 galaxies appears to be rich in dark matter and lacking in stars, suggesting that they may be so-called "failed" galaxies, a new study reports. The galaxies in question are part of the Coma Cluster, which lies 300 million light-ye…
    - 4 days ago 21 Feb 15, 5:38am -
  • Mars on Earth? What Life Is Like on the 'Red Planet’
    Kellie Gerardi is the business development specialist for aerospace firm Masten Space Systems and the media specialist for the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, a U.S. trade association advancing commercial human spaceflight. As a member of Mars De…
    - 4 days ago 21 Feb 15, 12:39am -
  • Swamps, Simulations and Mad Drone Skills: Filming 'LIGO: Generations'
    In 1915, Albert Einstein presented his theory of general relativity. He predicted that massive, compact, accelerating objects would cause ripples in the fabric of space-time — gravitational waves. One hundred years later, following more than two d…
    - 4 days ago 21 Feb 15, 12:38am -
  • Planck Satellite Brings Early Universe into Focus (Kavli Hangout)
    Kelen Tuttle, writer and editor for the Kavli Foundation, contributed this article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. From its orbit 930,000 miles above Earth, the Planck satellite spent more than four years detecting the oldest light i…
    - 4 days ago 21 Feb 15, 12:33am -
  • Ripley's Debuts Space Station Made of 280,000 Matchsticks, Believe It or Not
    HOUSTON — When astronauts describe what they used to assemble the International Space Station, they refer to docking ports, large metal bolts and miles of cabling. All that artist Patrick Acton needed were 8 gallons of glue and about 280,000 matc…
    - 4 days ago 20 Feb 15, 10:20pm -
  • 'Interstellar,' 'Theory of Everything' Up for 10 Oscars Sunday
    Two space-themed movies — Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic "Interstellar" and the Stephen Hawking biopic "The Theory of Everything" — are up for a total of 10 Academy Awards, which will be announced Sunday night (Feb. 22). "The Theory of Everythi…
    - 4 days ago 20 Feb 15, 3:03pm -
  • NASA delays spacewalk to Saturday to analyze spacesuit
    The start of a series of spacewalks to carry out major work at the International Space Station will be delayed by a day to Saturday so NASA can investigate a spacesuits problem.
    - 5 days ago 19 Feb 15, 11:25pm -
  • NYC Students Compete for Chance to Fly Experiments to Space Station
    Inspired by the dream of seeing their work soar into space, 195 students in New York City are competing for the chance to put a science experiment aboard the International Space Station. The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York is hosting…
    - 5 days ago 19 Feb 15, 11:04pm -
  • NASA delays space station spacewalk because of suit issue
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A series of upcoming spacewalks at the International Space Station will begin a day late.
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  • Monster Black Hole's Mighty Belch Could Transform Entire Galaxy
    A ravenous, giant black hole has belched up a bubble of cosmic wind so powerful that it could change the fate of an entire galaxy, according to new observations. The wind could have big implications for the future of the galaxy: It will cut down on t…
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  • Google Doodle Rings in Chinese Lunar New Year
    Today is the start of the Chinese New Year, an event that is determined by the cycles of the moon. The folks at Google decided to celebrate the occasion with a special Google doodle animation. The celebratory Google doodle features an animated ram e…
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  • Moon Water Ingredient More Plentiful on Slopes Facing Lunar South Pole
    That conclusion comes after NASA's long-running Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) discovered there is very slightly more hydrogen — 23 parts per million by weight, on average — in "polar-facing slopes." Hydrogen could be a sign of lunar water s…
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  • NASA Spacecraft Spies 2 Tiny Moons of Pluto (Photos, Video)
    A NASA spacecraft speeding toward an epic flyby of Pluto on July 14 has beamed home its first good looks at two moons of the dwarf planet. The New Horizons probe captured images of Nix and Hydra, two of Pluto's five known satellites, from Jan. 27 th…
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  • ‘My Mum is so proud that I am going to Mars’ says Mars One mission hopeful
    Maggie Lieu, 24, of Coventry, explains why she applied, how she feels about motherhood on Mars - and what her Mum thinks about her decision to die on another planet.
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  • Slimy Microbes May Have Carpeted Earth 3.2 Billion Years Ago
    Nitrogen fixation involves breaking the powerful chemical bonds that hold nitrogen atoms in pairs in the atmosphere and using the resulting single nitrogen atoms to help create biologically useful molecules. Microbes that live in the roots of legume…
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  • Moon, Venus, Mars Meet in Friday Night Sky: How to See It
    Mars, Venus and the moon will meet up in a particularly beautiful cosmic display Friday (Feb. 20). If you've been watching the evening twilight sky over the past few weeks, you will have seen the brilliant planet Venus gradually moving away from the…
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  • Physicist whose work helped world see 1st moon walk dies
    ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Physicist Ernest Sternglass, whose research helped make it possible for the world to see the first moon walk, has died at age 91 of heart failure.
    - 6 days ago 19 Feb 15, 6:53am -
  • Galaxy Merger Caught in Stunning Hubble Telescope Photo, Video
    A spiral galaxy gets twisted out of shape after coming too close to a cosmic neighbor in a gorgeous photo captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Between 100 million and 200 million years ago, NGC 7714 drifted too close to a smaller, neighboring…
    - 6 days ago 19 Feb 15, 6:32am -

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History Videos

Flying Cars

  • newDear Car Companies: Fire Everyone And Hire These Amazing Kids Instead
    Bored with your cushy, overpowered luxury sedan? Do modern "dynamic" designs fail to live up to your expectations of dynamism? Have you grown weary of the endless hordes of dull, anonymous, unoriginal cars you see everywhere? That's because the wrong…
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  • newPair killed in Caltrain incidents
    by Bay City News Two people died after incidents on Caltrain tracks Monday, agency officials said. In the first incident, a 30-year-old woman died after she was found critically injured in her car that was stuck on train tracks in Menlo Park and hit…
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  • Apple Car: What Are the Roadblocks?
    Rumors are flying that Apple is planning to make an electric car.
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  • SkyProwler combines a quadcopter and a fixed-wing airplane in one device
    Arizona-based start-up Krossblade is developing a five-passenger "flying car"-type vehicle known as the SkyCruiser . Among other things, plans call for it to take off and land like a quadcopter, while transitioning to faster, more efficient fixed-win…
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  • What Cars Have Been Built By Non-Carmakers?
    With rumors swirling about the newest flying car, I mean self-driving car, I mean Apple car , I'm forced to wonder how many times a very much non-automotive company has sold an automobile? Read more...
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  • Subaru says to keep flying car parts to U.S. amid port delays
    Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd , the maker of Subaru cars, said it would continue flying car parts to its U.S. factory beyond an initial arrangement through the end of February, as a labour dispute at U.S. ...
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  • Are we ready for driverless cars?
    The race to deliver driverless cars in 2015 has gone into the fast lane- but as vehicles become dependent on the same technology that causes risk in the computer world, how do we keep them safe?
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  • It's Flying Car Season Again
    Every six months, websites proclaim that the flying car is just over the horizon! And as if on schedule, the Daily Mail has a new article about how Terrafugia's Transition is coming soon! The only problem? We've been hearing that since 2008 . Read mo…
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  • Original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Warbirds & Wheels Wanaka
    Warbirds & Wheels attraction at Wanaka Airport is flying high today (February 3 2015) with the exciting news it will have the original car from the 1968 movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang exclusively on loan from owner Sir Peter Jackson.
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  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang comes to Warbirds & Wheels Wanaka
    Warbirds & Wheels attraction at Wanaka Airport is flying high today (February 3 2015) with the exciting news it will have the original car from the 1968 movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang exclusively on loan from owner Sir Peter Jackson.
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Music

Culture

  • newThe Fine Art of Ambiguous Writing
    By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. Reif Larsen’s new novel, I am Radar, is influenced by quantum mechanics—a field of science that highlights how nothing in the universe is cert…
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  • newWho's the most successful pop star in the world?
    Taylor Swift has been crowned the world’s most successful artist of 2014.
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  • newNorth Korean 'Snow White' takes to stage in London, Paris
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - The tunes were familiar but the words were not as a troupe of deaf and blind North Koreans performed "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and songs from "The Phantom of the Opera" in Britain and France over the past w…
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  • newOpera offers new feature for free access to mobile Web apps
    Norway's Opera, whose browser software has helped mobile operators sign up millions of users for free or low-cost Internet access, said on Tuesday it was introducing features that let operators offer subscribers free access to selected apps. Opera br…
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  • newKinks frontman Ray Davies is planning an opera
    Ray Davies of The Kinks has plans to write an opera.
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Industry News

  • newWeed Is Legal in Alaska Now
    Alaska joins Colorado and Washington today (Feb. 24) as the third U.S. state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Marijuana was actually decriminalized in the state in 1975, with an Alaska Supreme Court decision that ruled privacy protectio…
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  • newGamerGate abuse is rooted in insecurity
    There were some people criticising me via Twitter recently because of an article I wrote. It reminded me of what Louis CK said about today's young people: "The worst thing happening to this generation is that they're taking discomfort away from them…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 5:17pm -
  • newBoeing, ULA Break Ground on New Astronaut Access Tower for Atlas Launches
    Fifty-three years to the day after John Glenn ascended an access tower to become the first U.S. astronaut to ride an Atlas rocket into orbit, officials with United Launch Alliance and Boeing broke ground for the next gantry that will support Atlas c…
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  • newVisa Europe plans new security that could pave way for Apple Pay
    By Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Visa Europe has announced a new, more secure way for consumers to pay retailers via smartphones, a move that could set the stage for Apple's Apple Pay and rival mobile payment services to be introduced into Euro…
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  • newU.S. raises concerns over 'made in Indonesia' smartphone law
    By Charlotte Greenfield and Krista Hughes JAKARTA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is pressing Indonesia to relax local-content rules it believes will handicap efforts of tech firms such as Apple to expand into one of the world’s last big m…
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  • newLG Elec plans OLED TV partnership with China, Japan firms
    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's LG Electronics Inc said on Tuesday it plans to partner with Chinese and Japanese firms in a bid to make organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display televisions more mainstream. LG Electronics, the world's second large…
    - 17 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 5:40am -
  • High-profile Silicon Valley sex discrimination trial opens
    Lawyers have started picking a jury to determine whether a venerable Silicon Valley venture capital firm is guilty of gender discrimination or the victim of a scorned former employee forced out because ...
    - 1 day ago 23 Feb 15, 8:40pm -
  • Google teams up with 3 wireless carriers to combat Apple Pay
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Aiming to undercut Apple's latest hit service, Google is teaming up with three major U.S. wireless carriers to prod more people into using its mobile wallet.
    - 1 day ago 23 Feb 15, 8:39pm -
  • 'NASCAR on the Moon': 2 Teams Partner in Private Moon Race
    This is definitely a new kind of space race: Two teams competing in a private moon competition have teamed up to get to the lunar surface by the end of next year, potentially sowing the seeds for a sort of lunar NASCAR race. The new Google Lunar X P…
    - 1 day ago 23 Feb 15, 8:10pm -
  • Ergen takes CEO job back at Dish as Clayton to retire
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Dish Network co-founder and Chairman Charles Ergen is returning to the helm of the satellite TV provider as the company faces declining subscribers and a changing pay-TV industry.
    - 1 day ago 23 Feb 15, 2:27pm -
  • Anki Overdrive, toys of the future, and building a real world version of the Toy Story toy box
    As far-fetched as it may sound, this conceit is what is driving a vision for the future of toys which is being imagined - and created - by Anki, a toy company driving the real and physical worlds to collide in a way never seen before. Anki has built…
    - 1 day ago 23 Feb 15, 2:24pm -
  • Predicting where to park? Israel's got an app for that
    By Tova Cohen TEL AVIV (Reuters) - When it comes to helping drivers, there's no shortage of in-car technology from GPS navigation to collision-warning systems. In Britain, JustPark provides a mobile app that enables users to rent people's private pa…
    - 1 day ago 23 Feb 15, 1:18pm -
  • New Residents: Dolphins Swam into Mediterranean 18,000 Years Ago
    Bottlenose dolphins moved into the Mediterranean, once too salty to harbor much marine life, at the end of the last ice age about 18,000 years ago, a new study finds. "It is quite likely that the bottlenose dolphin hasn't actually been in the Medite…
    - 1 day ago 23 Feb 15, 12:54pm -
  • Superfish points fingers over ad software security flaws
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A little-known Silicon Valley startup was caught in a firestorm of criticism this week for making software that exposed Lenovo laptop users to hackers bent on stealing personal information. But Superfish Inc. has also won prai…
    - 3 days ago 21 Feb 15, 7:44pm -
  • NASA Space Submarine Could Explore Titan's Methane Seas
    The extraterrestrial seas of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, provide an ideal world for a robotic submarine to explore, and a team of scientists is working on an innovative mission concept that could make that vision a reality. A submarine on Titan wo…
    - 4 days ago 21 Feb 15, 5:38am -
  • Anthony Anderson on the Power of Portrayals (Video)
    It is tough to have a conversation about the importance of a support system. At the 2014 awards, Anderson was sporting a green ribbon pin, clearly visible in the video, created by Each Mind Matters and the California Mental Health Services Authority…
    - 4 days ago 21 Feb 15, 12:29am -
  • Fossil fuel divestment effort comes to energy-rich Colorado
    DENVER (AP) — A campaign to get universities to stop investing in greenhouse gas-producing fuels came deep into energy country Friday as activists asked the University of Colorado to divest from coal and petroleum companies.
    - 4 days ago 20 Feb 15, 11:52pm -
  • Drunk on YouTube: Funny Videos Don't Tell the Whole Story
    Videos of people falling over drunk are popular on YouTube, but such glimpses of inebriation do not show the negative consequences of drinking too much alcohol, a new study finds. In the study, the researchers watched 70 popular videos of drunkenness…
    - 4 days ago 20 Feb 15, 10:38pm -
  • On U.S. net neutrality rules, 11th-hour push against vague rule
    By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the U.S. Federal Communications Commission prepares to vote on new rules for high-speed Internet service, one aspect of the rules is drawing criticism from both opponents and proponents of tighter regulatio…
    - 4 days ago 20 Feb 15, 9:54pm -
  • Rights groups call for action over reported US-UK phone hack
    LONDON (AP) — Rights organizations on Friday called for urgent steps to be taken to protect private calls and online communications after allegations that U.S. and British agencies hacked into the networks of a major SIM card maker.
    - 4 days ago 20 Feb 15, 8:22pm -
  • London's fashion pack turns focus to business for online sales
    Britain's emerging talent kicked off the first day of London Fashion Week with designs featuring oversized coats, geometric shapes and voluminous skirts, amid hopes online demand for luxury goods is growing stronger. Delicate embroidered dresses pai…
    - 4 days ago 20 Feb 15, 4:57pm -
  • Assassin's Creed Rogue and Tobii Tech eye-tracking technology changes the game
    Motion controls have been part of the video game industry for many years, with Nintendo's Wii Nunchuk and Microsoft's Kinect camera being two of the most famous recent examples. One of the latest innovations comes from Tobii Tech in the form of its…
    - 4 days ago 20 Feb 15, 2:07pm -
  • Indian IT firms eye robotics, driverless cars for next round of growth
    By Nivedita Bhattacharjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - After decades of low-margin work like server maintenance, India's information technology services firms are moving upscale in search of lucrative contracts for driverless cars and other advanced projects a…
    - 5 days ago 20 Feb 15, 8:28am -
  • YouTube to release kids app next week
    (Reuters) - YouTube is releasing a new app for children next week, called YouTube Kids, which will run on smartphones and tablets and focus on kid-appropriate content. The free app from Google Inc's online video service will be available for downloa…
    - 5 days ago 20 Feb 15, 4:58am -
  • Winter weather both toasty and cold; a tale of 2 nations
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be hard to believe for a country that's shivering from Maine to Miami, but 2015 has gotten off to a rather toasty start.
    - 5 days ago 19 Feb 15, 10:25pm -
  • Options traders bet on growing U.S. demand for cyber security
    By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed NEW YORK (Reuters) - A barrage of damaging cyber attacks has shaken up the security industry, and traders in the options market are betting on cyber security companies benefiting from increased spending as governments and busine…
    - 5 days ago 19 Feb 15, 9:08pm -
  • Angry Birds maker to tailor games in Chinese market
    Finland's Rovio will start tailoring its Angry Birds mobile games to the Chinese market with help from Beijing Kunlun as it aims to step up business in the world's most populous country, it said on Thursday. While Rovio has expanded the hugely succe…
    - 5 days ago 19 Feb 15, 11:44am -
  • Insight - Paying for gene therapy: are annuities the next big thing?
    By Deena Beasley LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As U.S. drugmakers face growing resistance to the high price of cutting-edge treatments, a handful of companies are working on a new payment model that rewards them for the long-term performance of their medic…
    - 6 days ago 19 Feb 15, 6:04am -
  • Apple poaching auto engineers to build battery division - lawsuit
    By Deepa Seetharaman and Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Electric-car battery maker A123 Systems has sued Apple Inc for poaching top engineers to build a large-scale battery division, according to a court filing that offered further evidence th…
    - 6 days ago 19 Feb 15, 4:02am -
  • DeSoto cab company taking on name of mobile app Flywheel
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco taxi company is ditching its 82-year-old brand and renaming itself after a smartphone app in the latest sign of how mobile technology is changing the way people get a ride.
    - 6 days ago 18 Feb 15, 11:59pm -
  • FBI, Secret Service see no signs Carbanak attacked U.S. banks
    (Reuters) - U.S. law enforcement agencies said it appears that U.S. banks were not among those victimized by a cybercrime gang accused of masterminding a series of multimillion-dollar heists at financial institutions around the globe. Russia's Kasper…
    - 6 days ago 18 Feb 15, 9:23pm -
  • Sony sees 25-fold profit jump by 2018 through videogames, sensors
    By Ritsuko Ando TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp aims to boost its operating profit 25-fold within three years by focusing on its more profitable image sensors, videogame and entertainment businesses, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Outlining his…
    - 7 days ago 18 Feb 15, 8:05am -
  • Did NSA plant spyware in computers around world?
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Did the National Security Agency plant spyware deep in the hard drives of thousands of computers used by foreign governments, banks and other surveillance targets around the world?
    - 7 days ago 18 Feb 15, 12:53am -
  • Ready for Takeoff? New Rules Would Limit Some Uses for Drones
    The Obama administration has announced a much-anticipated set of rules to govern the use of commercial drones in the United States. Under the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) proposal, released Sunday (Feb. 15), drones up to 55 lbs. (25 kilog…
    - 7 days ago 17 Feb 15, 7:53pm -
  • Correction: Visa-Travel Tracker story
    NEW YORK (AP) — In a Feb. 13 story about Visa's new anti-fraud software, The Associated Press misspelled the name of one of the privacy experts quoted.
    - 7 days ago 17 Feb 15, 4:47pm -
  • Tighter online controls in China point to wider clampdown
    BEIJING (AP) — Working out of a Beijing office full of video game designers from around the world, Chinese-born Pin Wang and his startup Substantial Games should be the face of the innovative, forward-looking China that the country's leaders say t…
    - 8 days ago 17 Feb 15, 4:04am -
  • Ford guns for China's app addicts, seeks WeChat tie-up
    By Jake Spring BEIJING (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co wants Tencent Holdings Ltd to tailor its popular chatting app for the firm's cars in China, as automakers in the world's largest market vie for drivers that care about high-tech features as much as en…
    - 8 days ago 17 Feb 15, 2:14am -
  • From Grand Theft Auto to Wall Street: Trading apps woo gamers
    By Sudip Kar-Gupta LONDON (Reuters) - Twenty-something consumers raised on video games such as Grand Theft Auto and Angry Birds are being wooed by financial trading apps, keen to build bridges with a post-crisis generation that is uninterested in fin…
    - 8 days ago 16 Feb 15, 4:26pm -
  • Why Private Planes Are Nearly as Deadly as Cars
    "Selfies" may have been a contributing factor to a fatal private plane crash near Denver in May 2014, according to federal officials, who discovered a GoPro camera full of self-portraits at the crash site. Since the 1970s, these stats show improvemen…
    - 8 days ago 16 Feb 15, 2:54pm -
  • Europe's airlines race for Wi-Fi in battle for passengers and new revenues
    By Victoria Bryan and Sarah Young BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) - Europe's airlines are racing to add Wi-Fi to their planes, eager to attract Internet-hungry customers in a cut-throat short-haul market and potentially add millions of dollars of revenue thr…
    - 8 days ago 16 Feb 15, 12:05pm -

Technology

  • newReview: Apple-centric 'Modern Family' goes beyond gimmicks
    NEW YORK (AP) — When "Modern Family" producers revealed that they shot this week's episode entirely with the iPhone and other Apple products, I was skeptical. I've seen too many good shows decline in quality over time. I worried this 6-year-old sh…
    - 26 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:41pm -
  • newTrial begins in high-profile Silicon Valley sex bias case
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawyer for a former junior partner suing a venture capital firm in a Silicon Valley sex bias suit contended Tuesday that his client was passed over for promotions because she was a woman and then fired after she complained.…
    - 52 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:15pm -
  • newAnthem says at least 8.8 million non-customers could be victims in data hack
    Health insurer Anthem Inc, which earlier this month reported that it was hit by a massive cyber breach, said on Tuesday that 8.8 million to 18.8 million people who were not its customers could be victims in the attack. Anthem, the country's second-l…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:28pm -
  • newLawyer: Firm hit with bias suit a leader in recruiting women
    An attorney for a Silicon Valley venture capital firm being sued in a sex bias case says the firm has been a leader in recruiting and supporting women in technology. Lawyer Lynne Hermle, who is representing ...
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:37pm -
  • newKleiner firm was not level playing field for women, jury told
    By Sarah McBride and Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the investment firm that has backed tech companies from Google to Amazon, fired a woman junior partner after she complained of gender discrimination, her law…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:21pm -
  • newFBI aware of 60 different cyber threat groups linked to nation-states
    The FBI is aware of 60 different cyber threats groups linked to nation-states, a senior bureau official said on Tuesday. Joseph Demarest, head of the FBI's cyber crime division, also said the bureau learned within a month of Sony Pictures first repo…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 7:43pm -
  • newAttorney: Silicon Valley firm discriminated against woman
    The trial of a high-profile sex bias lawsuit in Silicon Valley began Tuesday with a lawyer for a former junior partner at a venture capital firm claiming his client was denied a promotion because of her ...
    - 4 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 7:22pm -
  • newIn Apple's latest update, emojis get diverse
    NEW YORK (AP) — Lovers of emojis, the cute graphics that punctuate online writing and texts, will soon be able to pick from different skin tones and depictions of families with two moms or two dads on Apple devices.
    - 5 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 6:36pm -
  • newGamerGate abuse is rooted in insecurity
    There were some people criticising me via Twitter recently because of an article I wrote. It reminded me of what Louis CK said about today's young people: "The worst thing happening to this generation is that they're taking discomfort away from them…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 5:17pm -
  • newJapan: Meet Robear, a robot bear nurse that can lift patients into wheelchairs
    Japan's Riken Brain Science Institute and rubber manufacturer Sumitomo Riko have built an experimental robot bear nurse that is able to lift patients and gently transfer them between beds and wheelchairs. Ageing populations are an increasing concern…
    - 6 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 4:52pm -
  • newComcast 4Q profit edges up, adds customers, boosts dividend
    NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast Corp.'s fourth-quarter net income edged up less than 1 percent as the company added more customers for its cable TV, high-speed Internet and phone services.
    - 7 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 3:59pm -
  • newGoogle's Schmidt to meet EU antitrust chief next week - sources
    Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt will meet Europe's antitrust chief next week, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday, a move likely to help regulators decide the next step in a four year-old investigation into the Internet c…
    - 8 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 3:31pm -
  • newFacebook counts 2 million active advertisers, mostly small businesses
    Facebook Inc said on Tuesday that its active advertisers rose to 2 million, a 33 percent increase from the 1.5 million it had in July 2014. The vast majority of the advertisers, defined as those that have placed an ad on the social media platform in…
    - 9 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 2:11pm -
  • newInside Vertu: English luxury phone company closer to Rolex than Apple
    A £6,000 Mont Blanc pen won't make your writing better than a Bic biro - and a £25,000 Vertu mobile phone doesn't improve your phone calls. As Vertu CEO Massimiliano Pogliani tells IBTimes UK, "no one needs one of these phones," they buy them - an…
    - 10 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 12:44pm -
  • newInside Vertu: The British luxury phone company that is closer to Rolex than Apple
    A £6,000 Mont Blanc pen won't make your writing better than a Bic biro - and a £25,000 Vertu mobile phone doesn't improve your phone calls. As Vertu CEO Massimiliano Pogliani tells IBTimes UK, "no one needs one of these phones," they buy them - an…
    - 10 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 12:44pm -
  • newVisa Europe plans new security that could pave way for Apple Pay
    By Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Visa Europe has announced a new, more secure way for consumers to pay retailers via smartphones, a move that could set the stage for Apple's Apple Pay and rival mobile payment services to be introduced into Euro…
    - 12 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 10:44am -
  • newDeutsche Bank signs multibillion-dollar IT deal with HP
    Deutsche Bank will outsource large parts of its wholesale banking IT infrastructure to U.S.-based Hewlett-Packard (HP) in a multibillion-dollar deal that leaves the group's retail operations untouched. Under the 10-year agreement, HP will provide co…
    - 13 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 10:33am -
  • newLG Elec plans OLED TV partnership with China, Japan firms
    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's LG Electronics Inc said on Tuesday it plans to partner with Chinese and Japanese firms in a bid to make organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display televisions more mainstream. LG Electronics, the world's second large…
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  • newTrial nears in high-profile Silicon Valley sex bias case
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury was picked Monday to determine whether a venerable Silicon Valley venture capital firm is liable in a sexual discrimination lawsuit or is the victim of a former employee forced out because of poor performance.
    - 23 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 12:04am -
  • newHollande urges Internet firms to help fight online hate speech
    By Elizabeth Pineau PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande urged Internet companies like Google and Facebook on Monday to fight hate speech online, but his address to a Jewish group was marred by a spat between leaders of France's Jewi…
    - 24 hours ago 23 Feb 15, 11:21pm -
  • newNSA chief declines comment on spyware reports, says programs lawful
    By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the National Security Agency refused to comment on Monday on reports that the U.S. government implants spyware on computer hard drives for surveillance purposes, saying "we fully comply with the l…
    - 24 hours ago 23 Feb 15, 11:13pm -
  • Finally, Emoji People of Color
    The next system update for Apple Mac and iOS devices will let users type emoji with a variety of skin tones, a beta software release revealed Monday.
    - 1 day ago 23 Feb 15, 9:14pm -
  • Google teams up with 3 wireless carriers to combat Apple Pay
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Aiming to undercut Apple's latest hit service, Google is teaming up with three major U.S. wireless carriers to prod more people into using its mobile wallet.
    - 1 day ago 23 Feb 15, 8:39pm -
  • Disney animators win Oscar 2 years in a row
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. proved Sunday that its power doesn't only come from Pixar.
    - 1 day ago 23 Feb 15, 8:11pm -
  • Google partners with wireless carriers to push Wallet service
    Google Inc has partnered with several large U.S. wireless carriers to pre-install its electronic payment service on phones, as the companies seek to counter Apple Inc's recent entry into the nascent market for mobile payments. AT&T Mobility, T-Mobil…
    - 1 day ago 23 Feb 15, 7:21pm -

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  • newReddit cracks down on posting nude pics
    NEW YORK (AP) — Social-networking and news site Reddit says it will remove photos, videos and links with explicit content if the person in the image hasn't given permission for it to be posted.
    - 25 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:42pm -
  • newReview: Apple-centric 'Modern Family' goes beyond gimmicks
    NEW YORK (AP) — When "Modern Family" producers revealed that they shot this week's episode entirely with the iPhone and other Apple products, I was skeptical. I've seen too many good shows decline in quality over time. I worried this 6-year-old sh…
    - 26 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:41pm -
  • newExclusive - Cap Gemini, Carlyle held talks to buy Computer Sciences: sources
    Technology consultant Computer Sciences Corp drew buyout interest from French consulting company Cap Gemini SA and private equity firm Carlyle Group LP , according to people familiar with the matter. Talks between CSC and the consortium of Cap Gemini…
    - 51 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:16pm -
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    Share photos, track your fitness, and get inspired by over 1 million members of TeamPumpUp
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  • newSir Cliff raid leak 'invaded privacy'
    Police should not have released confidential details to the BBC about a planned search of Sir Cliff Richard's home, a report concludes.
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  • newNetflix reveals Pee-wee movie title
    Pee-wee Herman's Big Holiday, produced by Judd Apatow and star Paul Reubens, will begin production in March 2015, streaming service Netflix confirms.
    - 6 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 4:51pm -
  • newVIDEO: See Nelson's Column under construction
    Salt and print photography - the earliest form of paper photography - produced some amazing images, including Nelson's Column under construction
    - 10 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 1:02pm -
  • newBBC One axes New Tricks series
    BBC One's detective series New Tricks is to end after 12 series so the channel can "increase the range of drama".
    - 11 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 12:14pm -
  • newOscars audience reaches six-year-low
    The US TV broadcast of this year's Oscars ceremony scores the event's lowest ratings in six years with 36.6m, down 16% on 2014.
    - 11 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 11:52am -

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  • newKG returns to Minnesota as player, wants to stay as owner
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly eight years after he left Minnesota, Kevin Garnett's goal hasn't changed.
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  • newTennis-Qatar Open women's singles results
    Feb 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Qatar Open Women's Singles matches on Tuesday Round 27-Venus Williams (U.S. ...
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  • newLove, old captain, now 'new' captain of US Ryder Cup team
    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Davis Love III gets another shot as U.S. Ryder Cup captain. His introduction Tuesday as captain in 2016 made it feel as if he was doing this for the first time.
    - 37 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:30pm -
  • newLove named United States Ryder Cup captain for 2016
    By Simon Evans PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (Reuters) - Former PGA Championship winner Davis Love III will captain the United States in the 2016 Ryder Cup match against holders Europe at Hazeltine in Minnesota, the PGA of America said on Tuesday. "It…
    - 39 mins ago 24 Feb 15, 10:28pm -
  • newSoccer-Champions League last 16 summaries
    Feb 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Champions League Last 16 first leg matches on Tuesday Manchester City 1 Sergio Aguero 69 Red Card: Gael Clichy 74Barcelona 2 Luis Suarez 16,30 Missed penalty: Lionel Messi 90+4Halftime: 0-2; Attendance:…
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 10:04pm -
  • newA-Rod hugs and works out with Headley
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez started his second day of workouts at the New York Yankees' minor league complex by hugging Chase Headley, the player signed to replace him at third base.
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 9:59pm -
  • newFactbox - United States Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III
    (Reuters) - American Davis Love III was appointed United States Ryder Cup captain on Tuesday for the 2016 edition at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota. * Born in Charlotte, North Carolina on April 13, 1964 EARLY CAREER * Won the 1984…
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 9:57pm -
  • newJuve overcome Chiellini blunder to edge Dortmund
    By Brian Homewood TURIN, Italy (Reuters) - Juventus overcame a blunder by defender Giorgio Chiellini and a first-half injury to playmaker Andrea Pirlo to beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in a fast and furious Champions League tie on Tuesday. Carlos Tevez…
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 9:55pm -
  • newFACTBOX-Golf-United States Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III
    American Davis Love III was appointed United States Ryder Cup captain on Tuesday for the 2016 edition at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota. * Born in Charlotte, North Carolina on April 13, 1964 EARLY CAREER * Won the 1984 North & Sout…
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 9:46pm -
  • newSoccer-Scottish Premiership preliminary round results and standings
    Feb 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Scottish Premiership Preliminary Round matches on Tuesday Tuesday, February 24Dundee United 1 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Celtic 25 19 3 3 52 13 60 2 Aberdeen…
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 9:41pm -
  • newSoccer-Champions League last 16 results
    Feb 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Champions League Last 16 first leg matches on Tuesday Last 16Tuesday, February 24, first legJuventus (Italy) - Borussia Dortmund (Germany) 2-1 (halftime: 2-1) Manchester City (England) - Barcelona (Spain)…
    - 1 hour ago 24 Feb 15, 9:38pm -
  • newEngland drop winger May from squad to face Ireland
    England left winger Jonny May has been dropped and replaced by Jack Nowell in a 26-man training squad for Sunday's Six Nations clash with Ireland in Dublin. May has failed to shine in wins over Wales and Italy and makes way for Nowell, who featured…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:36pm -
  • newRugby-England drop winger May from squad to face Ireland
    England left winger Jonny May has been dropped and replaced by Jack Nowell in a 26-man training squad for Sunday's Six Nations clash with Ireland in Dublin. May has failed to shine in wins over Wales and Italy and makes way for Nowell, who featured i…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:33pm -
  • newThe car-jacking and the friendly Moroccan ambassador
    South Africa's intelligence officer is summoned to meet a slightly 'paranoid' spymaster in Morocco.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:25pm -
  • newESPN's Olbermann out for week after Penn State comments
    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Keith Olbermann was taken off his ESPN show for the rest of the week after making insulting comments about Penn State students on Twitter.
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:23pm -
  • newMelee after Kansas State's upset puts spotlight on safety
    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — More than a dozen security officials dressed in bright green shirts gathered behind the basket, just as they were trained. When the final seconds ticked away on Kansas State's stunning upset of rival Kansas, they immediately…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 9:04pm -
  • newJamaica making anti-doping strides, says WADA chief
    By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON (Reuters) - Jamaica has made progress towards beefing up drug-testing and repairing its tarnished sprinting reputation following a string of doping scandals, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency told Reuters on Tuesday. W…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:57pm -
  • newBaseball-Cubs hire Manny Ramirez as hitting consultant
    Manny Ramirez, a sweet-swinging former Major League Baseball player who twice failed doping tests, is back in the big leagues as a hitting consultant for the Chicago Cubs, the team said on Tuesday. Cubs president Theo Epstein, who ran baseball operat…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:57pm -
  • newExclusive-Providence Equity explores Ironman parent sale - sources
    Providence Equity Partners LLC, owner of the parent of the gruelling yet popular Ironman Triathlon race, is exploring options for the company including a potential sale or initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter. Provide…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:50pm -
  • newDoping-Jamaica making anti-doping strides, says WADA chief
    By Kayon Raynor KINGSTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Jamaica has made progress towards beefing up drug-testing and repairing its tarnished sprinting reputation following a string of doping scandals, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency told Reuters on Tu…
    - 2 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:48pm -
  • new2 members of Congress write Goodell about domestic violence
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of Congress have asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to clarify whether teams can lose draft picks if they do not properly address domestic violence.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:37pm -
  • newSoccer-Serie A summaries
    Feb 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Serie A matches on Tuesday Sampdoria 1 Eder 19 Genoa 1 Iago Falque 17 Halftime: 1-1; Attendance: 30,585- - -Next Fixtures (GMT): Saturday, February 28Chievo Verona v AC Milan (1945) Sunday, March 1 Cagl…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:20pm -
  • newUnderestimate Monaco at your peril - Jardim
    Monaco do not mind being labelled Champions League underdogs for their last 16 tie with Arsenal and will not lack confidence having progressed to the knockout stage as group winners, coach Leonardo Jardim said. "Since the start of the Champions Leag…
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 8:19pm -
  • newLoss of PawSox will devastate city, officials say
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Local officials in Pawtucket, Rhode Island say moving the Pawtucket Red Sox to the state's capital will devastate the smaller city's economy.
    - 3 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 7:54pm -
  • newINTERVIEW-NBA-Abdul-Jabbar spreads wide wings as Renaissance Man
    By Larry Fine Feb 24 (Reuters) - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar proved to be an ultimate winner during his Hall of Fame career but for the NBA's all-time leading scorer, missing out on a chance to be a head coach may have been a blessing. The shy, cerebral 7-fo…
    - 4 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 7:33pm -
  • newBanned Leeds president Cellino will not return
    Leeds United president Massimo Cellino will not return to the English second tier club in April at the end of his Football League ban, the Italian said on Tuesday. The 58-year-old was disqualified from ownership until April 10 by the Football League…
    - 4 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 7:30pm -
  • newSoccer-Serie A results and standings
    Feb 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Serie A matches on Tuesday Tuesday, February 24Sampdoria 1 Genoa 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Juventus 24 17 6 1 51 13 57 2 AS Roma 24 13 9 2 37 18 48 -------------------------3 Napoli 24 1…
    - 4 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 7:22pm -
  • newFIFA's D'Hooghe cleared in ethics investigation
    (Reuters) - FIFA executive committee member Michel D'Hooghe has been cleared of any wrongdoing by an ethics committee investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. FIFA said its ethics committee's judgement chamber had foun…
    - 4 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 7:19pm -
  • newSoccer-Asian Champions League group A results and standings
    Feb 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Asian Champions League Group A matches on Tuesday Tuesday, February 24 Al Nasr (Saudi Arabia) 1 Bunyodkor Tashkent (Uzbekistan) 1 Perspolis (Iran) 3 Lekhwiya (Qatar) 0 Standings P W D L F A…
    - 4 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 7:18pm -
  • newSoccer-Banned Leeds president Cellino will not return
    Leeds United president Massimo Cellino will not return to the English second tier club in April at the end of his Football League ban, the Italian said on Tuesday. The 58-year-old was disqualified from ownership until April 10 by the Football League…
    - 4 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 7:17pm -
  • newSoccer-FIFA's D'Hooghe cleared in ethics investigation
    FIFA executive committee member Michel D'Hooghe has been cleared of any wrongdoing by an ethics committee investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. FIFA said its ethics committee's judgement chamber had found that "ther…
    - 4 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 7:17pm -
  • newAtletico hopeful Arda will be fit to face Leverkusen
    Atletico Madrid remain hopeful midfielder Arda Turan can play a part in Wednesday's Champions League last 16, first leg at Bayer Leverkusen, coach Diego Simeone said on Tuesday. Turkey playmaker Arda has been suffering with a bruised thigh and his a…
    - 4 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 6:52pm -
  • newTennis-Dubai Championships men's singles round 1 results
    Feb 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Dubai Championships Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Fernando Verdasco (Spain) beat Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spain) 7-5 6-1 1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Vasek Pospisil (Canada) 6-4 6-4 3-Andy Mur…
    - 5 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 6:26pm -
  • newLatin America unruffled by World Cup date change
    By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO (Reuters) - South American football bosses have yet to react to a possible November-December 2022 World Cup but such a date change should cause little commotion in a region that traditionally ends its season a few weeks bef…
    - 5 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 6:24pm -
  • newSoccer-Latin America unruffled by World Cup date change
    By Andrew Downie SAO PAULO, Feb 24 (Reuters) - South American soccer bosses have yet to react to a possible November-December 2022 World Cup but such a date change should cause little commotion in a region that traditionally ends its season a few wee…
    - 5 hours ago 24 Feb 15, 6:20pm -

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