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Germany Backs 4-Month Extension of Greece’s Bailout
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:07:06 GMT

The German finance minister urged lawmakers to support the move to ensure Europe’s future success, even as he conceded that doing so was “not easy for me.”






Bits Blog: Google Unveils Plan for New Corporate Campus
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:00:38 GMT

Google unveiled a radical proposal for a new campus that would replace its current headquarters in Mountain View.

In Europe, Bond Yields and Interest Rates Go Through the Looking Glass
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:47:46 GMT

Policy makers are taking drastic measures to revive the economy, resulting in financial transactions that seem upside-down.

For Leonard Nimoy, Spock’s Hold Made Reaching Escape Velocity Futile
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:10:11 GMT

Leonard Nimoy’s irresistibly distinct, coldblooded and cerebral Mr. Spock was something new and long-lasting.






Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:10:01 GMT

Mr. Nimoy won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-Vulcan first officer in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek.”






Servando Gmez, Mexican Drug Lord Known as La Tuta, Is Captured
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:55:18 GMT

Mr. Gmez, who led the Knights Templar gang, vowed in taunting videos not to be taken alive. He was arrested at a hot dog stand, news reports said.






Senate Passes Bill to Avert Homeland Security Shutdown
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:28:44 GMT

The Senate sent the funding legislation to the House, which has just hours to avert a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security.






In China, Suspicions Cloud Trade Dispute Involving Tech Companies
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:59:57 GMT

With both countries wary of the other’s digital espionage, American tech companies are caught in the middle.






Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, Influential Ex-President of Notre Dame, Dies at 97
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:33:30 GMT

He stood up to the White House and the Vatican as he transformed Catholic higher education in America and raised a powerful moral voice in national affairs.






A White and Gold (No, Blue and Black!) Dress Melts the Internet
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:21:35 GMT

White and gold, or blue and black? The debate over the colors of a dress set off a social-media conflagration that few were able to resist.

Avijit Roy, Bangladeshi-American Writer, Is Killed by Machete-Wielding Assailants
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:49:23 GMT

Avijit Roy was leaving a book fair in the Bangladeshi capital when he was attacked, the police said. His wife was in critical condition from a blow to the head.






Spain Arrests 8 on Suspicion of Fighting for Rebels in Ukraine
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:26:09 GMT

Those arrested, the Interior Ministry said, recently returned to Spain after going to Ukraine last year to join pro-Russian troops around Luhansk and Donetsk.






Cuba’s Spot on U.S. Terror List Gums Up Restoration of Relations
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:58:47 GMT

Some Republicans openly oppose the removal of the island nation from the list of countries that sponsor terrorism, while Cuban officials demand it as a prerequisite for ties.

Exxon Mobil Settles $9 Billion New Jersey Environmental Case for $250 Million
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:26:43 GMT

The agreement emerged as a judge was believed to be close to ruling on damages for the contamination and loss of use of more than 1,500 acres of wetlands, marshes, meadows and waters.

With White-Knuckle Grip, February’s Cold Clings to New York
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:01:36 GMT

This insult of a month may be the coldest February in New York City in more than 80 years, the National Weather Service says.

Dutch Offer Preview of Net Neutrality
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:31:04 GMT

As with the rules adopted by the F.C.C., the Netherlands demands that wireless and fixed-line broadband providers treat all Internet traffic equally.






Lloyds Banking Group Returns to Profit and Resumes Dividend Payments
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:16:37 GMT

The British lender’s payout to shareholders is a milestone in its turnaround since being bailed out by the government during the financial crisis.

Migrants Said to Be Missing After Small Boat Overturns Near Macau
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:05:50 GMT

The Chinese news media reported that 15 people were missing, and the Macau authorities said that rescuers were searching for survivors.






Hong Kong Woman Sentenced to 6 Years for Abusing Indonesian Maid
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:15:13 GMT

Law Wan-tung subjected her live-in servant, Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, to various forms of abuse for months, according to testimony at her trial.






China Bans Import of Ivory Carvings for One Year
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:02:47 GMT

A Chinese official said the moratorium would allow the government to evaluate if a ban helps protect African elephants.







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U.S. economy slowed in Q4, but growth outlook still favorable
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:27:06 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. economic growth braked more sharply than initially thought in the fourth quarter amid a moderate increase in business inventories and a wider trade deficit, but strong domestic demand brightened the outlook.






Deaths shake Ukraine truce; Poroshenko wary of Russian threat
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:09:04 GMT

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine on Friday reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a "military threat" even if a ceasefire holds.






North Korea steps up threats over drills; U.S. Congress advances sanctions bill
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:08:55 GMT

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea ramped up threatening language against the United States on Friday, days before the start of annual joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises, while a bill to stiffen sanctions against Pyongyang advanced in the U.S. Congress.

Senate fails to advance bill blocking Obama immigration order
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:01:57 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A stand-alone U.S. Senate bill to block spending on President Barack Obama's November 2014 immigration order failed to clear a procedural vote on Friday after the provisions were stripped from a Department of Homeland Security funding bill.






U.S. Congress pursues stopgap funding to avert security agency shutdown
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:59:26 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress on Friday appeared to be headed toward approving a three-week-long stopgap funding bill for the domestic security agency that postpones the threat of a partial shutdown, but moves lawmakers no closer to a permanent solution.

U.S., Cuba meet for second round of normalization talks
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:26:28 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cuban and U.S. officials held talks on Friday aimed at restoring diplomatic relations, with Cuba pushing to be removed from a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism but Washington saying the designation should not be linked to the negotiations on opening embassies.






Buffett, a cheerleader for America, takes his checkbook abroad
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:08:10 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett, in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders last year, called America "the mother lode of opportunity."

House Republicans advance plan for security funding extension
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:24:30 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican bill to provide a three-week funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security cleared a procedural hurdle in the House of Representatives on Friday, indicating support for final passage in the chamber.






Germany backs Greek extension but bailout fatigue grows
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:22:20 GMT

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's parliament approved an extension of Greece's bailout on Friday but a record number of dissenters from Angela Merkel's conservatives underscored growing scepticism in Berlin about whether a new Greek government can be trusted to deliver on its reform pledges.

Islamic State under pressure as Kurds seize Syrian town
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:05:42 GMT

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Kurdish forces dealt a blow to Islamic State by capturing an important town on Friday in the latest stage of a powerful offensive in northeast Syria, a Kurdish militia spokesman said.






Turkey police detain suspect claiming to have bomb outside U.S. consulate
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:59:26 GMT

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police detained a suspect outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul who claimed to have a bomb, the consulate said on Friday.






France, Britain dismiss calls to renew relations with Syria's Assad
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:49:41 GMT

PARIS (Reuters) - France and Britain dismissed on Friday any suggestion of restoring relations with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying this would likely end all hope of a political transition and push moderates into the arms of radical Islamist groups.

Iran, six powers to hold nuclear talks in Switzerland on March 5: EU
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:13:46 GMT

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Senior officials from Iran and six powers negotiating with Tehran over its nuclear program will hold more talks in Montreux, Switzerland on March 5, the European Union said on Friday.






Holder says U.S. malls should 'step up' security: CNN
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:05:21 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shopping mall operators need to increase security through more staff, cameras and other techniques in light of threats made against the Mall of America in Minnesota and other shopping centers by Somali-based Islamist militants this week, outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said.

Danish police arrest man suspected of links to February 14-15 shootings
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:33:13 GMT

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish police said they arrested a young man on Friday and charged him with complicity in the shootings in Copenhagen on Feb. 14 and 15 in which two people were killed and five police officers wounded.






Decision on Ebola mass vaccination in August at earliest: WHO
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT

GENEVA (Reuters) - An independent advisory body will decide in August at the earliest on whether to recommend widespread introduction of an Ebola vaccine, depending on results of clinical trials and the epidemic's course, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

Three Ukrainian servicemen killed in past 24 hours: Kiev military
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:15:38 GMT

KIEV (Reuters) - Three Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and seven wounded in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine in the past 24 hours, a military spokesman said on Friday.

Hong Kong woman jailed for six years for abusing Indonesian maid
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:03:11 GMT

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong mother of two who punched her maids, beat them with mops and threatened to kill their relatives was jailed for six years on Friday in a case that triggered outrage and exposed the plight of millions of domestic helpers across Asia.

Ukraine sends $15 million for gas, says Russian energy minister
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:56:35 GMT

KRASNOYARSK, Russia (Reuters) - Ukraine has sent $15 million to pay for Russian gas, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday, just days after Moscow had threatened to cut off supplies to its neighbor due to non-payment.

U.S. calls for due process, room for Bangladesh political opposition
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:08:50 GMT

WASHINGTON/DHAKA (Reuters) - The United States hopes due process will be followed after an anti-corruption court in Bangladesh issued arrest warrants for former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia, the top U.S. diplomat for South Asia said on Thursday.







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Leonard Nimoy, Spock from 'Star Trek,' has died
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:28:38 EST

Leonard Nimoy, whose portrayal of "Star Trek's" logic-driven, half-human Spock made him an iconic figure to generations, has died, family members say. FULL STORY | PHOTOS | FACTS

The best moments of Spock
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:55:48 EST

See Leonard Nimoy is his most memorable moments as Spock from the first time he appeared on screen to the moment he first showed any emotion.

Photos: People we've lost in 2015
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:18:25 EST

Remembering those who died in 2015.

Girl's call exposes trail of death
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:00:52 EST

Eight people, plus a suspect, were found dead in multiple locations after a report of gunfire in south-central Missouri, police said. One death apparently was from natural causes. FULL STORY

U.S. blogger knifed in streets
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:01:47 EST

A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger who spoke out for freedom has died after being attacked on a Dhaka street, a local police official said Friday.

'Jihadi John's' past revealed
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:01:30 EST

Mohammed Emwazi was detained in Tanzania in 2009 and by counterterrorism officials in Britain in 2010, according to the Washington Post. By 2012, he was in Syria. FULL STORY

What color's the dress? It is ...
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:29:50 EST

Overheard in the CNN newsroom: "Choose your answer wisely. Our friendship hangs in the balance."

A scientific tale of two dresses
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:20:28 EST

Before you strangle your best friend who sees the colors in the now-famous dress differently than you do, please know that there's a scientific explanation.

Netflix's next big push
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:35:39 EST

Netflix has begun a massive push to expand outside the United States with a splashy third season premiere of 'House of Cards' in London.

Kanye West apologizes to Beck
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:32:18 EST

Kanye West is on an apology spree.

Rocker sentenced for sex abuse
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:17:12 EST

British former pop star Gary Glitter on Friday was sentenced to 16 years in prison for child sex abuse offenses he committed more than three decades ago.

Paul gets warmest welcome
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:07:02 EST

The year's biggest conservative confab kicks off Thursday as thousands of activists, elected officials and party leaders gather for the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Senate passes clean DHS bill
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:12:51 EST

House Speaker John Boehner has been here before -- wedged between his hard-right flank and the Senate.

Catwoman comes out
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:15:56 EST

Catwoman has been an arch-nemesis for Batman for 75 years, becoming an antihero over time and spinning off into her own comic book series.

Police: Knights Templar cartel boss nabbed
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:29:29 EST

Mexican authorities have detained Servando Gomez, leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel, federal police told CNN En Espaol on Friday.

Llamas go free; Internet goes crazy
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:47:51 EST

Picture a mix of your favorite movie car chase and a trip to the zoo.

1,000-pound woman loses over 800 pounds
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:57:50 EST

Mayra Gonzalez has lost over 800 pounds since she lied to prosecutors in 2008, telling them she rolled onto her nephew and killed him, in an effort to protect her sister. The capital murder charges against Gonzalez were dropped and she began a journey to reclaim her health.

United to pilots: Fix behaviors now
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:15:20 EST

United Airlines sent a scathing memo to its pilots warning that alarming behavior of its flight teams must stop now.

FIFA: Qatar too hot for this soccer tournament
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:43:49 EST

First the World Cup, now its little brother: FIFA has announced that the Qatari summer will be too hot to hold the Confederations Cup in 2021, and the tournament will thus be moved.

Eric Holder: Malls should increase security
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:54:13 EST

Shortly after the ISIS recruit known as Jihadi John was unmasked as Mohammed Emwazi of London -- outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder vowed, "Anyone involved in the killing of American citizens will be held accountable. It doesn't matter where you are, we will find you. We will hunt you down."

Biker: Putin is a 'gift from God'
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:37:59 EST

A Russian biker gang, known as the Night Wolves, back President Putin and have been hit with U.S. sanctions because of it. CNN's Fred Pleitgen reports.

6 years in prison for maid abuse
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:05:57 EST

A Hong Kong housewife has been sentenced to six years in prison for abusing a young Indonesian worker she kept prisoner in her home.

South Korea legalizes adultery
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:57:01 EST

South Korea's Constitutional Court has overturned a law that made adultery a crime, saying it violates the constitutional right to pursue happiness. FULL STORY

What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon and others
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:00:26 EST

Raise your hand if you are ready for spring and some warmer weather.

Opinion: Rights groups blew it on net neutrality
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:37:25 EST

The Federal Communications Commission got it right on "net neutrality."

1,000-year-old mummified monk hidden in statue
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:37:48 EST

A golden statue of a sitting Buddha, smuggled from a temple in China to a market in the Netherlands, revealed an extraordinary secret -- a 1000-year-old mummified monk.

Why Taylor Swift took viral bikini photo
published: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:25:51 EST

100 Army soldiers drop on Germany
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:37:02 EST

Hot rod culture in Texas
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:26:52 EST

Harrrison Ford set for new 'Blade Runner'
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:23:07 EST

Harrison Ford will reprise his role as Rick Deckard in the "Blade Runner" sequel. "Prisoners" director Denis Villeneuve is in talks to helm the Alcon Entertainment film.

Why do we fat-shame actresses?
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:35:51 EST

In this week's Lisa's Desk episode, Lisa talks about a recent incident involving "Trainwreck" actress Amy Schumer, who is a size 6.

Police chief reveals JonBent Ramsey details
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:33:34 EST

Mark Beckner, the former Boulder, Colorado police chief who investigated JonBent Ramsey's death, revealed more than he intended to on Reddit.

The week in 32 photos
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:52:12 EST

Look at me! 23 selfies of the week
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:14:04 EST

Hot rod frenzy
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:12:12 EST

As highly skilled divers, the Badjao can walk along the seafloor
published: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:24:33 EST

She trained this dog to read
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:01:30 EST

Dog trainer Maureen Ward says she can teach dogs to read, as WAVE's Connie Leonard reports.

Ice caves form on Lake Michigan
published: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:29:53 EST

WPBN's Mara Thompson shows us the winter wonders formed in northern Michigan.

Weir: Cannibals, a volcano and a god named John
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:48:36 EST

Wonder in Vanuatu
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:46:57 EST

Go inside an exploding volcano
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:46:57 EST

Bill Weir gets so close to an active volcano that he paid off a witch doctor to ensure his safety. The Wonder List is on CNN Sundays at 10p ET/PT.

Air Force resurrects 'Ghost Rider' from Boneyard
published: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:15:22 EST

2,500 train cars dumped in sea
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:22:09 EST

Usually dumping metal into the ocean is a bad thing, but for once throwing disused items into the sea is working out for the greater good.

'Top Model' contestant slain
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:27:51 EST

Mirjana Puhar, a recent contestant on "America's Next Top Model," was found dead in a triple homicide Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to police reports.

Iran blows up fake USS Nimitz
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:27:51 EST

Iran blasted its mock-up of a U.S. aircraft carrier during naval drills on Wednesday, swarming the target with 100 speedboats armed with rockets, shoulder-launched missiles and mortars as well as striking it with cruise missiles, according to reports from Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency.

Madonna falls offstage at the Brit Awards
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:30:33 EST

While performing at the Brit Awards in London, Madonna had a cape malfunction and took a tumble off the stage.

State wants drop boxes for unwanted babies
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:38:11 EST

The Indiana House unanimously passed a bill that would allow parents to place their unwanted baby in a specially designed box. CNN affiliate WRTV reports.

Howard: Marriage failure, parenting success
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:00:43 EST

It's a neurological disorder that causes involuntary movements and noises -- known as tics -- but for leading goalkeeper Tim Howard, Tourette's syndrome was the making of him.

Rare birth: Baby born encased in amniotic sac
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:26:47 EST

We all know that every baby is special, but Silas Philips pulled off a rare feat right out of the womb.

Who built mystery tunnel near sports venue?
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:26:47 EST

A big hole in the ground discovered near a venue for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto has stumped authorities looking into it.

Wife of 'Sniper' knew 'something was up'
published: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:29:05 EST

After eight days of testimony, the murder trial in the "American Sniper's"death has not answered the question that still haunts the families of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. FULL STORY

Grumpy TSA agents coming to your airport?
published: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:49:39 EST

Congress has just 12 days until Department of Homeland Security funding runs out, and House Speaker John Boehner this weekend said he was "certainly" willing to let that happen.


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Star Trek legend Nimoy dies at 83
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:15:56 GMT

Leonard Nimoy, who played Mr Spock in Star Trek, has died at the age of 83, his family says.

Most-wanted Mexico drug lord held
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:50:20 GMT

Mexican security forces confirm the arrest of the country's most wanted drug lord - Knights Templar chief Servando 'La Tuta' Gomez.

Snatched baby found after 17 years
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:21:02 GMT

A South African girl has been found 17 years after she was stolen from her mother shortly after being born in a Cape Town hospital.

UN laments IS statue 'war crimes'
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:16:46 GMT

The reported destruction of historic artefacts in Iraq by Islamic State militants is a war crime, the head of the UN agency for culture says.

Spaniards 'joined Ukraine rebels'
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:58:14 GMT

Authorities in Spain arrest eight people accused of travelling to eastern Ukraine to fight alongside pro-Russian rebels.

Cut music to 'an hour a day' - WHO
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:27:20 GMT

Teenagers and young adults are at risk of permanent hearing loss by listening to music "too much, too loud", the World Health Organization says.

Mugabe admits land reform flaws
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:29:12 GMT

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe admits failures in the country's controversial land reform programme, saying some farms were "too big".

US-Bangladesh writer hacked to death
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:16:00 GMT

A US-Bangladeshi blogger whose campaigning for a secular society in Bangladesh angered Islamists is hacked to death on a street in the capital Dhaka.

Eight die in series of US shootings
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:12:43 GMT

Eight people have been killed and one person injured in a series of shootings in the US state of Missouri, police say.

German MPs back Greek loan extension
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:28:46 GMT

German MPs vote overwhelmingly to extend financial aid to Greece by another four months, despite public scepticism.

Rwanda singer planned to kill Kagame
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:15:10 GMT

A popular Rwandan singer is jailed for 10 years after being convicted of planning to kill President Kagame and inciting hatred against the government.

Iraq minorities 'wipeout threat'
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:22:47 GMT

Iraqi minority groups are subject to a "systematic strategy" by IS to drive them out of the country, human rights groups warn.

Actress's $150,000 Oscar dress stolen
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:41:56 GMT

A $150,000 designer dress worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o at this year's Oscars is stolen from a Hollywood hotel.

Llama chase captivates Twitter
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:38:33 GMT

Two llamas went on the lam in Arizona. Thanks to a local news live feed, the US watched - and Tweeted - in rapt attention.

Duelling bills as US shutdown looms
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:19:29 GMT

The Senate has passed full funding for homeland security shortly after the House passed its own short-term version as a shutdown deadline looms.

Terror list status snags Cuba talks
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:34:52 GMT

American and Cuban diplomats are meeting in Washington in a new round of negotiations that seek to restore full relations between the two countries.

Argentine president case dismissed
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:14:41 GMT

A federal judge in Argentina dismisses accusations that President Cristina Fernandez had covered up alleged Iranian involvement in 1994 a bomb attack.

Parents in march for Mexico students
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:18:30 GMT

The parents of 43 Mexican students who went missing five months ago in the town of Iguala lead a march in Mexico City to demand justice.

Somali pirates free Thai fishermen
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:49:53 GMT

Four Thai fishermen thought to have been held by Somali pirates longer than any other captives have been freed, officials say.

Ugandan police 'abuse gay people'
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:21:00 GMT

Ugandan police harass and physically abuse gay people in custody, including subjecting them to intrusive examinations, a rights report says.

Pakistan climbers' 'killers' escape
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:44:33 GMT

Two militants on trial for killing a group of mountaineers in Pakistan in 2013 have broken out of prison, police say.

Parents of Thai ex-princess arrested
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:11:32 GMT

The parents of a former Thai princess are detained under the lese majeste law, after admitting that they misused their royal connections.

Threat to east Ukraine 'to persist'
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:16:42 GMT

Ukraine's president says a "military threat from the east" will remain even if a truce with rebels holds, a warning seen as a reference to Russia.

Third arrest in Copenhagen shootings
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:56:45 GMT

Danish police arrest a third man suspected of aiding a gunman who killed two people in attacks in Copenhagen earlier this month.

PM defends spies over 'Jihadi John'
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:03:55 GMT

The prime minister defends the security services amid criticisms they failed to stop the Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John" from travelling to Syria.

Fawwaz guilty of US embassy attacks
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:30:06 GMT

A former aide of Osama Bin Laden has been found guilty of plotting the al-Qaeda bombing of US embassies in east Africa in 1998, killing 224 people.

Extremists 'not radicalised by MI5'
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:50:48 GMT

Extremists like the Islamic State militant known as 'Jihadi John' are not radicalised through contact with security services, ex-MI6 chief Sir John Sawers says.

Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:11:53 GMT

Former pop star Gary Glitter is jailed for 16 years for sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.

US growth revised down to 2.2%
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:54:43 GMT

The slowdown in the US economy at the end of last year was more pronounced than previously thought, official figures show.

VW faces challenges as profits jump
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:30:33 GMT

Volkswagen reports a sharp jump in annual profits as revenue hits €200bn, but warns of tough market conditions this year.

BA owner reports soaring profits
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:27:58 GMT

International Airlines Group (IAG) reports a big jump in annual profits and raises its forecast for 2015 after a "remarkable" turnaround at Spanish airline Iberia.

Qatar 2022 final by 18 Dec - Blatter
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:24:04 GMT

Fifa president Sepp Blatter says the Qatar 2022 World Cup final should be played no later than 18 December.

De Villiers sets record in SA win
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:43:27 GMT

AB de Villiers hits the fastest 150 in ODIs as South Africa condemn West Indies to a World Cup record-equalling 257-run defeat.

Mercedes set fastest testing time
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:03:21 GMT

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg set the fastest time of winter testing at Barcelona while Jenson Button posts 100 laps for McLaren.

Robin Williams' daughter speaks out
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:14:53 GMT

Zelda Williams says there is "no point" in seeking any explanation for why the comedian took his own life last August.

Harrison Ford back for Blade Runner
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:42:10 GMT

Harrison Ford will reprise his role as police officer Rick Deckard in the forthcoming Blade Runner sequel, it is confirmed.

Madonna 'suffered whiplash' at Brits
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:30:08 GMT

Pop star Madonna says she suffered whiplash as a result of her "nightmare" accident at Wednesday's Brit Awards.

VIDEO: Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy dies
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:39:07 GMT

Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Mr Spock in the US science fiction series Star Trek, has died at the age of 83.

VIDEO: Ukraine's most-feared volunteers
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:22:09 GMT

The strategically important city of Mariupol is being defended not only by regular Ukrainian army troops but also by fighters who swear allegiance to the Azov Battalion.

VIDEO: The dress question stressing the world...
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:53:27 GMT

A debate has raged on social media over the colour of a dress which looks different to different people.

VIDEO: Mexico catches most wanted drug lord
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:39:46 GMT

Katy Watson describes how the net closed in on Mexico's most wanted drug lord Servando "La Tuta" Gomez who was captured on Friday morning.

VIDEO: Flowers at blogger killing scene
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:34:18 GMT

Akbar Hossain reports from the site in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, where attackers hacked to death a US-Bangladeshi blogger, Avijit Roy.

VIDEO: Boat trip on frozen Hudson river
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:57:20 GMT

Footage shows a 20-minute journey by boat, speeded up to just under one minute, on the frozen Hudson river in New York.

VIDEO: Why is IS smashing statues in Iraq?
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:29:18 GMT

The Islamic State (IS) group has released a video appearing to show the destruction of statues in Iraq. Why is it doing this?

VIDEO: Prince and Emperor meet in Japan
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:26:15 GMT

Prince William continues his visit to Japan, lunching with the Japanese Emperor Akihito, as Peter Hunt reports from Tokyo.

Ukraine crisis: Mariupol asks, are we next?
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:42:36 GMT

Anxious times as Mariupol awaits the arrival of pro-Russian rebels

'Car park pimping' in Botswana
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:44:51 GMT

The growing craze among Botswana's youth

Are the Afghan Taliban ready to talk?
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:08:33 GMT

Are the Afghan Taliban ready to talk?

Day in pictures: 27 February 2015
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:22:17 GMT

A selection of the most striking images from around the world

Islamic State seizure of Syria Christians: What we know
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:27:32 GMT

What we know about abduction of Syrian Christians by IS

Racism still rife in Russian football
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:40:03 GMT

BBC reporter witnesses racism in Russian football first-hand

Will Narendra Modi be India's Thatcher?
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:35:16 GMT

Will Narendra Modi be India's Thatcher?

Kidnapped by North Korea - and forced to make films
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:13:34 GMT

The film stars abducted by North Korea and forced to make movies


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MarketWatch First Take: Wave of data show strong consumer but wary businesses
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:35:02 GMT

A range of data released Friday covering five months of economic activity show an increasingly strong consumer at the same time businesses are expressing concern about the future.

Commodities Corner: Gold may take a shine to $1,700 an oz. by 2016
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:44:26 GMT

Analysts mull the potential for $1,700 gold prices as early as next year.

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published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:43:08 GMT

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U.S. taxpayers owe Robert Benmosche a debt of gratitude
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:31:00 GMT

The former CEO of AIG set a gold standard for corporate turnarounds, says Phil van Doorn.

Deep Dive: These are the most profitable Nasdaq biotech companies
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:03:11 GMT

Biotechnology stocks tend to be risky, but some are backed by real products and solid earnings, writes Phil van Doorn.

Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks trade lower but eyeing monthly gain
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:00:35 GMT

U.S. stocks edged lower in early trade Friday but the main indexes were still on track to book modest weekly gains

Diana Furchtgott-Roth: Republicans get a new power broker in Washington
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:56:57 GMT

The Congressional Budget Office’s Keith Hall will partly control legislation, says Diana Furchtgott-Roth.

The Margin: ‘#LivedLongAndProspered’—Twitter reacts to Leonard Nimoy’s death
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:55:32 GMT

Twitter exploded Friday with tributes to Leonard Nimoy following news that the actor—best known as Star Trek’s Spock—had died at the age of 83.

How to make money from a company’s inventory
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:50:31 GMT

Crowdfunding site Kickfurther allows anyone to make money off a company’s inventory

Futures Movers: Brent crude is set for biggest monthly gain since 2009
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:31:25 GMT

Brent crude is on track for its largest monthly gain climb n nearly six years but WTI crude has pared gains following the latest weekly U.S. rig count.

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Cameron vows to hunt down 'Jihadi John'
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:47:30 -0500

A masked, black-clad militant brandishes a knife in this still image from videoBy Michael Holden and Ahmed Aboulenein LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed on Friday to use all means at his disposal to hunt down militants such as "Jihadi John" after the killer was identified as a Kuwaiti-born computer programming graduate from London. The black-clad militant brandishing a knife and speaking with an English accent was shown in videos released by Islamic State (IS) apparently decapitating hostages including Americans, Britons and Syrians. "When there are people anywhere in the world who commit appalling and heinous crimes against British citizens, we will do everything we can with the police, with the security services, with all that we have at our disposal to find these people and put them out of action," Cameron said. Cameron refused to comment on the identification of "Jihadi John" as 26-year-old British militant Mohammed Emwazi, but said that people should get behind the security services, which he praised as impressive and dedicated to defending Britain.


Fisherman's high court win spurs call for legal reform
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:46:17 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court case of a fisherman hooked by a law meant to preserve documents rather than fish is renewing calls to curb the criminal justice system.

Leonard Nimoy, famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek,' dies
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:45:44 -0500

FILE - This undated In this undated file photo released by Paramount Pictures, DeForest Kelley, left, Leonard Nimoy, second left, Nichelle Nichols, second right and William Shatner, right, appear in a scene from the TV series "Star Trek." Nimoy, famous for playing officer Mr. Spock in “Star Trek” died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 in Los Angeles of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, "I Am Not Spock." Two decades later, he bowed to fate with "I Am Spock," a revisionist sequel.


Bush: Borders less secure if Congress cuts off DHS dollars
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:45:31 -0500

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he doesn't see how cutting off the Department of Homeland Security's budget would make the United States' borders more secure.

Black Madam: Amber Rose hired me for buttocks injections
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:44:21 -0500

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London break dancer with an illegal buttocks injection claims one celebrity who sought her out became "a walking billboard" for her body-sculpting work.

Debates rage over color of dress photographed in rare light
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:41:33 -0500

Shop manager Debbie Armstrong adjusts a two tone dress in a window display of a shop in Lichfield, England, Friday Feb. .27, 2015. It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white? Friends and co-workers worldwide are debating the true hues of a royal blue dress with black lace that, to many an eye, transforms in one photograph into gold and white (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white?


Miss America Organization president is stepping down
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:40:38 -0500

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The president of the Miss America Organization is stepping down after nearly two years at the helm.

Argentina prosecutor Julio Cesar Strassera dies at 81
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:39:45 -0500

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2015 file photo, Argentina's former judge Julio Cesar Strassera, left, speaks with France's ambassador to Argentina, Jean-Michel Casa, during a demonstration in solidarity with the victims of an attack in Paris, outside France's embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Strassera, prosecutor in the trial that saw the conviction of Argentina's military dictatorship leaders, died in Buenos Aires on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. He was 81. Strassera died in the clinic San Camilo de Buenos Aires where he had been admitted for a respiratory illness. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd, File)BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Julio Cesar Strassera, the prosecutor who won conviction against leaders of Argentina's dictatorship and coined the term "Nunca mas," or "Never again," to describe the repressive period, has died at age 81.


Records: Suspect in Vegas killing was abused as a baby
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:38:58 -0500

Erich Nowsch Jr. appears in a Las Vegas courtroom for his initial court appearance Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, in Las Vegas. Nowsch remains jailed following his arrest Friday on murder, attempted murder and other charges in the Feb. 12 shooting that fatally wounded 44-year-old Tammy Meyers outside her home. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 19-year-old accused of killing a Las Vegas mother in a neighborhood gunbattle suffered a fractured skull at the hands of his father when he was a 7-week-old infant, court records and interviews show.


Obama to host new Afghan leaders at White House on March 24
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:35:29 -0500

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015 file-pool photo, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. President Obama will host the leaders of Afghanistan's new unity government for their first White House visit next month. The White House says Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and chief executive Abdullah Abdullah will visit March 24. Abdullah's post is similar to a prime minister. The meeting comes as the White House considers slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this year. (AP Photos/Jonathan Ernst, File-Pool)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will host leaders of Afghanistan's new unity government for their first White House visit next month.


CNN's Weir escapes studio for the road
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:31:51 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's Bill Weir can thank Anthony Bourdain for all the frequent-flier miles.

Stocks slip in afternoon after weaker estimate of US growth
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:29:43 -0500

FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stock indexes edged slightly lower in early trading Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, after the U.S. economy slowed more sharply than expected in the final three months of 2014. Utilities stocks were among the biggest decliners. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)Major U.S. stocks indexes inched lower in afternoon trading Friday as investors weighed economic data and corporate earnings news. The government's latest assessment of the economy's health indicated that the U.S. grew at a slower-than-expected annual rate in the final months of 2014.


Leonard Nimoy, Spock on 'Star Trek,' dead at 83
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:28:58 -0500

Flowers and a photo are placed on the star of actor Leonard Nimoy on February 27, 2015 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in Hollywood, CaliforniaActor Leonard Nimoy, who won fans worldwide for his generations-spanning role as the pointy-eared half-human half-Vulcan Mr Spock in the "Star Trek" television and film franchise, died Friday at age 83. Nimoy, who suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, died at his home in Los Angeles.


California farmers to go another year without federal water
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:28:35 -0500

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal agency said Friday it will not release any water for Central Valley farms this year, forcing farmers to continue to scramble for other sources or leave fields unplanted.

Former AIG CEO Robert Benmosche dies of cancer at 70
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:27:08 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Former AIG President and CEO Robert Benmosche, who led the insurer's turnaround after its $182 billion government bailout, has died of lung cancer at age 70, the company announced Friday.

Iraq statue-smashing sparks outrage, heritage fears
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:25:30 -0500

An IS militant knocks over a statue inside the Mosul museum in northern Iraq, on February 25, 2015A video of jihadists in Iraq gleefully smashing ancient statues to pieces with sledgehammers sparked global outrage and fears Friday that more of the world's oldest heritage will be destroyed. The destruction of priceless Assyrian and other artefacts from the main museum and an archeological site in the northern city of Mosul drew comparisons with the 2001 dynamiting of the Bamiyan buddhas in Afghanistan. After demanding an emergency meeting of the Security Council, the head of the United Nations' cultural body said the International Criminal Court should also take action.


Daft Punk at last unmasked - in sculpture
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:24:29 -0500

A sculpture of Daft Punk by Xavier Veilhan is on display before the opening of an exhibition at the Galerie Perrotin in New York, marking the first time the duo have intentionally been depicted without their trademark helmets, February 26, 2015When sculptor Xavier Veilhan persuaded Daft Punk to come to his studio, the artist, in the words of one of the duo's songs, got lucky. The result is a sculpture that shows Daft Punk standing casually and gazing into the distance, their faces now obstructed only by sunglasses. Bandmates Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter are seen with hands slipped into their pockets in just-smaller-than-life figures made of wavy-toned birch plywood. The sculpture, part of an exhibition by Veilhan on music producers that opened Thursday night at the Galerie Perrotin in New York, marks the first time that Daft Punk have intentionally been depicted without their trademark helmets.


Santorum wants boots on ground to fight Islamic State group
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:11:46 -0500

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum pauses as he speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, who is considering another presidential run, called for 10,000 sets of boots on the ground to fight the growth of the extremist group that calls itself the Islamic State.


Bulls expect Derrick Rose back this season from knee surgery
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:11:07 -0500

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2015, file photo, Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) drives past Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore (23) as Jason Thompson (34) watches during an NBA basketball game in Chicago. Rose will have surgery on his right knee for the second straight season. The team announced Tuesday night, Feb. 24, that Rose was feeling pain in his knee, and an exam and MRI confirmed a medial meniscus tear. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls can breathe a little easier. They expect Derrick Rose to return this season from his latest knee surgery.


US agency: California will get no federal water; farmers say fields could go unplanted
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:09:49 -0500

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — US agency: California will get no federal water; farmers say fields could go unplanted .

Deaths shake Ukraine truce; Poroshenko wary of Russian threat
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:09:04 -0500

A convoy of Ukrainian armed forces including armoured personnel carriers, military vehicles and cannons prepare to move as they pull back from the Debaltseve region, in BlagodatneBy Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine on Friday reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a "military threat" even if a ceasefire holds. "Even under the most optimistic scenario ... the military threat from the east would unfortunately remain," Poroshenko said in a televised speech, in a clear reference to Russia. Kiev and Western governments have accused Russia of sending troops and weapons to support the separatists in east Ukraine, despite a peace deal agreed in the Belarussian capital Minsk on Feb. 12.


Lawmaker reimbursed costs for lavish office decor
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:08:31 -0500

Lawmaker reimbursed costs for lavish office decorWASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that Illinois Republican Rep. Aaron Schock has personally reimbursed the government $40,000 for renovations to his congressional office. It was modeled after the TV show "Downton Abbey."


White House drafts privacy bill, consumers push for more
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:08:08 -0500

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) building in Washington. The White House this week circulated legislation aimed at encouraging U.S. businesses to do more to protect consumer privacy. But privacy advocates were pushing back even before its release, saying it does nothing to hold businesses accountable for misusing a consumer’s personal information. The bill also encourages industries to draft “privacy codes of conduct.” The Federal Trade Commission could take action against a company if it violates its own code. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid "rapid growth" in the collection of data on Americans, the White House has drafted legislation that calls on businesses to do more to help consumers protect their personal information.


Harvey throws to batters for 1st time since elbow surgery
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:04:39 -0500

New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey reaches for a ball during spring training baseball practice Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Matt Harvey drew an ovation from the crowd of 100-150 fans and high-fives from teammates after stepping off the mound Friday.


Kurdish fighters rout IS militants from town near Iraq
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:03:55 -0500

Iraqis hold a protest a day after Islamic State militants posted an online video showing them smashing rare ancient artifacts in a museum, in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. The protesters held a banner denouncing the destruction of the artifacts and call upon the Iraqi government to protect archeological sites in the country. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)BEIRUT (AP) — Backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish fighters fought their way Friday into a northeastern Syrian town that was a key stronghold of Islamic State militants, only days after the group abducted dozens of Christians in the volatile region, Syrian activists and Kurdish officials said.


Police: 7 fatally shot, gunman dead in southeastern Missouri
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:03:37 -0500

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says seven people have been killed in overnight shootings in southeastern Missouri and that the gunman is also dead.

Arctic research vessel Sikuliaq prepares for final trials
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:03:32 -0500

The National Science Foundation research ship Sikuliaq is moored Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 in Seward, Alaska. A floating Arctic laboratory four decades in the making has arrived at its home port and stands poised to begin unlocking mysteries of one of the wildest places on Earth. The 261-foot Sikuliaq next month will leave Seward, sail around the Aleutian Islands and tuck into sea ice in the Bering Sea. (AP Photo/Dan Joling)SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — A floating Arctic laboratory four decades in the making has arrived at its home port and stands poised to begin unlocking mysteries of one of the wildest places on Earth.


Desperate Afghan avalanche survivors await rescue on roofs
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:01:34 -0500

Survivors wait to receive food donations near the site of an avalanche in the Paryan district of Panjshir province, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. The death toll from severe weather that caused avalanches and flooding across much of Afghanistan has jumped to more than 200 people, and the number is expected to climb with cold weather and difficult conditions hampering rescue efforts, relief workers and U.N. officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)PANJSHIR VALLEY, Afghanistan (AP) — In an endless sea of white, Afghan villagers waited on rooftops Friday, waving in desperation as helicopters swooped low over the avalanche-struck region. All around them, homes, people and livestock had vanished under the snow.


Global stock markets mixed after revised U.S. GDP
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:54:18 -0500

Traders work at their screens in front of the German share price index DAX board at the stock exchange in FrankfurtU.S. stocks were down slightly on the last trading day of February as mixed economic data made investors cautious, while European shares broke multi-year records ahead of the European Central Bank's planned injection of 60 billion euros to spur growth. The FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares closed up 0.38 percent on Friday after reaching its highest level since November, 2007.


Alan Cumming, Lena Hall heading to Cafe Carlyle this spring
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:53:14 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award winners Alan Cumming and Lena Hall are leaving their Broadway shows, but you can still catch them live.

A look at some discriminatory incidents in Russian football
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:51:38 -0500

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, file photo, a steward stands amidst empty seats in a stadium devoid of fans during the Group E Champions League match between CSKA Moscow and Bayern Munich at Arena Khimki stadium in Moscow. CSKA were sanctioned by governing body UEFA after the behaviour of their fans during group stage matches against Manchester City and Czech club Viktoria Plzen last season. Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World Cup, a dossier provided to The Associated Press revealed on Friday. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)A look at some of the incidents highlighted in the report from the Moscow-based SOVA Center and the Fare network, which helps to prosecute racism cases for European football's governing body UEFA. London-based Fare says Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World Cup. Following are some of the incidents Fare mentions in its report, which covers two years from 2012-2014.


Djokovic earns Dubai showdown with Federer
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:47:58 -0500

World number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia serves the ball to Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their semi-final tennis match on the fifth day of the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on February 27, 2015 in DubaiNovak Djokovic defeated Tomas Berdych in three sets in the Dubai Open on Friday to earn a shot at his 50th title and an opportunity to atone for last year's loss to Roger Federer. "I was scared I would lose love and love and I won five games, and that’s how it goes.


Venezuelan protest deadly force order after young boy killed
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:45:47 -0500

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Students and opposition leaders are pressuring Venezuela to roll back a new regulation authorizing police to fire on protesters following the death of a 14-year-old boy at the hands of a police officer.

Iraqi-born cleric faces custody for praising Paris attack
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:45:07 -0500

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An Iraqi-born cleric recently released from prison in Norway was jailed Friday for four weeks after praising the slaying of cartoonists at the satirical Charlie Hebdo paper in Paris that had lampooned Islam and other religions.

Rose undergoes knee surgery, out four to six weeks
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:43:21 -0500

Former NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose underwent successful right knee surgery and should return to the Chicago Bulls in four to six weeks, general manager Gar Forman saysFormer NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose underwent successful right knee surgery Friday and should return to the Chicago Bulls in four to six weeks, general manager Gar Forman said. The operation to repair the torn meniscus in his right knee found only a small tear, a break considering the 26-year-old playmaker's history of major knee injuries. It's the second season in a row Rose has suffered a torn right meniscus.


Native American tribes converge to discuss pot legalization
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:43:17 -0500

Audience members look on at a tribal marijuana conference for tribal governments considering whether to legalize marijuana for medicinal, agricultural, or recreational use, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in Tulalip, Wash. Representatives of 75 American Indian tribes from 35 states gathered to discuss what might be the next big financial boon on reservations across the country: marijuana. Tribes have been exploring the idea of getting into the pot business since the Obama administration announced in December it wouldn't stand in their way. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — Tribal representatives from around the country are converging in Washington state to discuss the risks and rewards of marijuana legalization.


Germany unblocks Greek bailout in parliament vote
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:42:00 -0500

The four-month reprieve for Greece won overwhelming backing in Germany's lower house of parliamentGerman lawmakers approved a hard-won bailout extension for Greece Friday in a move Germany's finance chief called "not easy" but necessary, lifting the last hurdle to keeping a crucial lifeline open to Athens. Greece's left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras welcomed the German vote as "a political act of common sense and democracy", pledged to get to work on reforms, and suggested it was a victory for his anti-austerity cause. He promised that now his month-old government would "start working hard, in order to change Greece within a Europe that changes direction". The four-month bailout extension for Greece, approved by eurozone finance ministers Tuesday, averts a potentially calamitous end-February deadline that could have seen Athens default and exit from the euro.


Rand Paul: National security trumps all other spending
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:39:51 -0500

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said Friday he understands some conservatives' skepticism toward his foreign policy views but emphasized that the first priority of the president must be national security.


Travis Kvapil's NASCAR car stolen from hotel before race
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:37:01 -0500

FILE- In this April 6, 2014, file photo, Travis Kvapil walks the track before a rain delayed start for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Police say Travis Kvapil's NASCAR Sprint Cup car has been stolen ahead of a race this weekend near Atlanta. Morrow police Detective Sgt. Larry Oglesby says surveillance video shows the truck and trailer being driven out of the parking lot around 5:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Ralph Lauer, File)HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Travis Kvapil's NASCAR Sprint Cup car was stolen early Friday from a hotel parking lot, forcing him to withdraw from a race this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway.


UN says limit use of personal audio players to 1 hour a day
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:36:30 -0500

BERLIN (AP) — People who use personal audio players should consider limiting their use to one hour a day and turn down the volume to prevent permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization said Friday.


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Senate Passes DHS Funding Bill as House Plans Short-Term Fix
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:44:57 GMT

Congress is moving to pass a short-term funding bill to prevent a Department of Homeland Security for three weeks.






Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock From 'Star Trek,' Dead at 83
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:19:07 GMT

The unforgettable chief science officer on the Starship Enterprise was 83.






Celebrities and Scientists Remember Leonard Nimoy
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:41:28 GMT


Parents of Boy Found in Basement Can't Contact Kids
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:18:17 GMT

The dad and stepmother of 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell pleaded not guilty to torture and child abuse charges on Friday.






Leonard Nimoy, Spock From 'Star Trek,' Dead at 83: Reports
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:54:22 GMT

The unforgettable chief science officer on the Starship Enterprise was 83.






New Jersey College Sends 3,000 Acceptance Notices in Error
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:04:36 GMT








Frozen 'Slurpee' Waves Lick the Shores of Nantucket
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:03:36 GMT

The waves captured by a Nantucket photographer are so thick with ice that they've drawn comparisons to "Slurpees."






As Jail Visits Go High-Tech, Isolation Grows
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:47:00 GMT

More than 500 jails and prisons across 43 states and Washington, D.C., now use video systems for visitation.

Tim Cook Says Apple Watch Battery Will Last All Day
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:29:19 GMT

How long will the Apple Watch's battery last? An entire day, according to The Telegraph, who recently interviewed Apple CEO Tim Cook.

GOP Readies Short-Term Homeland Security Fix
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:28:57 GMT

Congress is moving to pass a short-term funding bill to prevent a Department of Homeland Security for three weeks.






Watch Drones Peer Inside a Live Volcano
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:25:43 GMT

Sam Cossman, an explorer and filmmaker, gave up his Silicon Valley job to go on an adventure that brought him to the lip of a live volcano.

Billionaire Tycoon: Big Divorce Check 'Got the Job Done'
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:57:23 GMT

Oil tycoon Harold Hamm told CNBC on Friday his nearly $1 billion check to ex-wife Sue Ann Arnall helped put his divorce "in the rearview mirror."

Missouri Massacre: Nine Dead After Shooting Spree
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:39:40 GMT

Nine people are dead, including the gunman, in a shooting spree across multiple locations in the rural southern Missouri community of Tyrone.

Missouri Massacre: Nine Dead After Shooting Spree
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:39:40 GMT

Nine people are dead, including the gunman, in a shooting spree across multiple locations in the rural southern Missouri community of Tyrone.






Conservatives Let Loose at CPAC
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:07:55 GMT

Beyond the speeches and panels, CPAC gives conservatives a chance to network, shop and have fun.






Nine Dead After Missouri Shooting Spree: Report
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:00:43 GMT

Nine people are dead, including the gunman, in a shooting spree across multiple locations in the rural southern Missouri community of Tyrone.






Dressmaker Sees Green in Viral #TheDress Debate
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:51:24 GMT

While social media argues if #thedress is blue and black or white and gold, the British clothing company behind the frock is reaping the benefits.






As Prison Visits Go High-Tech, Isolation Grows
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:39:31 GMT

More than 500 prisons and jails across 43 states and Washington, D.C., now use video systems for visitation.

Prince Harry to Leave British Armed Forces: Report
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:28:44 GMT

Prince Harry is planning to leave the British armed forces later this year to focus on charity projects in Africa, the London Evening Standard said.






Nine Dead, Including Gunman, in Missouri Shooting Spree
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:27:04 GMT

Nine people are dead in a shooting spree across multiple locations in the rural southern Missouri community of Tyrone, police said.


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8 dead, including gunman, at multiple homes in Missouri, police say - Fox News
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Seven people were murdered Thursday night in a house-to-house rampage in the small Missouri town of Tyrone before their suspected killer was discovered dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. A ninth person found dead in ...
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Cameron Defends Security Services Over 'Jihadi John' - Voice of America
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LONDON—. Britain's prime minister has defended his country's Security Services after reports that a radicalized British militant, who appeared in videos of the beheadings of Western hostages in Syria, was on a terror watch list before leaving Britain. Security ...
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US Congress pursues stopgap funding to avert security agency shutdown - Reuters
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress on Friday appeared to be headed toward approving a three-week-long stopgap funding bill for the domestic security agency that postpones the threat of a partial shutdown, but moves lawmakers no closer to a ...
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Donald Trump Still Not Convinced Obama's Birth Certificate Is Real - Huffington Post
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NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Real estate developer and reality TV host Donald Trump told a group of conservatives Friday that he questions whether President Barack Obama's birth certificate is real, resurrecting an old conspiracy theory that many Americans ...
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Republicans are getting a good look at the range of choices they'll have in the 2016 presidential contest as the annual Conservative Political Action Conference hears from a pair of hopefuls representing opposite ends of the GOP political spectrum -- Sen.
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How did a dress of many colors blow up on the Internet? - Los Angeles Times
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How did a dress of many colors blow up on the Internet?
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On the same day the federal government weighed in to guarantee net neutrality, social media blew up and the country on Thursday learned the real value of making the cutting edge of communication open to everybody. No, this is not about the fleeing llamas ...
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Attackers in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka have hacked to death a US-Bangladeshi blogger whose writings on religion angered Islamist hardliners. Avijit Roy, an atheist who advocated secularism, was attacked as he walked back from a book fair with his ...
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Mexico captures Knights Templar drug lord Servando 'La Tuta' Gomez - BBC News
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Mexican police say they have captured the country's most wanted drug lord, Servando "La Tuta" Gomez. Mr Gomez, leader of the Knights Templar drug cartel, was arrested in Morelia in Michoacan state without a shot fired, police officials said. His capture is a ...
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Dude, where's my (race) car? N.J. NASCAR team has vehicle swiped from hotel lot - NJ.com
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If you're from New Jersey, it's not all that shocking to be a victim of a stolen car. But a stolen race car? New Jersey NASCAR owner John Cohen and Georgia police are looking for the No. 44 Chevrolet — worth $250,000 — that was boosted from a hotel ...
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Leonard Nimoy: How the actor became a sci-fi icon to generations

Nimoy directed films and Broadway productions and starred in various other movies and TV shows, but he is remembered by many as the logic-loving Starship Enterprise crew member Mr. Spock.

Islamic State: Amid hostage crisis, Assyrians and Kurds join forces

Activists decry Islamic State's eradication of thousands of years of Assyrian history even as Christian and Kurdish fighters seek to regain territory taken by the jihadists in Syria.

Ericsson drags Apple back to court, attemps to stop iPhone imports

Ericsson has filed nine separate lawsuits against Apple, claiming the company is continuing to use its patents after agreements were not renewed in January.

Three great travel deals for spring break

Find some sun this spring break and save big on these offers from United, Southwest, and JetBlue to Las Vegas, Mexico, and the Caribbean. 

Preparing for a court battle, FCC is confident net neutrality will survive

The FCC's net neutrality rules, voted in yesterday, will probably be challenged in court by a broadband provider or trade group. But FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is confident that the net neutrality rules will stand up to legal scrutiny.

NHTSA ramps up Takata airbag investigation. Forced recall ahead?

The NHTSA has announced plans to ramp up its investigation of Takata, the airbag company linked to several deaths in recent years. This week, the agency announced several changes that boost the likelihood of broader recalls of Takata airbags.

As 'Spock,' Leonard Nimoy boldly went into space on TV's 'Star Trek'

Nimoy died at his home Friday. Though he was an accomplished writer, director, and stage actor, most people think of the Boston native as the Vulcan science officer on the starship Enterprise.

Free-range frets: It's not my kid, it's what other parents will think

One mom realizes that her elementary school-aged son is growing more independent, but as she considers letting him enjoy a little more freedom, the concern of what other parents might think of her gives her pause.

Fiat Chrysler recalls 467K Dodge, Jeep SUVs for possible stalling

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 467,000 Dodge and Jeep SUVs worldwide to fix a faulty fuel pump relay at the root of a potential stalling problem. The recall announced Friday by Fiat Chrysler covers 2012 and 2013 Dodge Durangos and 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokees 

Bees can experience false memories, scientists say

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have found the first evidence of false memories in non-human animals.

Opinion: After high-profile hacks, it's time for a bolder approach to cybersecurity

Among the lessons from the Sony hack was that conventional cybersecurity measures don't always stop intruders. What more corporations need to apply is an active defense to better understand and stop future threats. 

Jailed journalists in Egypt: Did Al Jazeera help them or use them?

Current and former Al Jazeera employees accuse the network of a cavalier attitude toward their safety amid political tensions between Egypt and Qatar, whose royal family bankrolls the network.

'Boyhood' helmer Richard Linklater may direct 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette'

Linklater was recently nominated for Best Director for 'Boyhood.'

McDonald's at the crossroads. Again.

McDonald’s is losing sales, customers and market share globally. The fast food giant filed its annual report with the SEC this week, offering few new insights into how it intends to reverse its precarious position.

Chinese chicken with black pepper sauce

Make this easy chicken stir fry with a peppery brown sauce for a quick weeknight dinner.

'House of Cards': A look at one of season three's big surprises

The new season of the Netflix drama 'House of Cards' included an unexpected twist. The actor involved discusses how it happened. (Spoilers for season three follow!)

Would chilly reception at CPAC hurt Jeb Bush's 2016 chances?

Jeb Bush is a proven winner in maybe the most important swing state in the US not named 'Ohio.'

'Red Queen' sells well – but is it different enough from other YA dystopian fare?

'Red Queen' by Victoria Aveyard centers on teenager Mare Barrow, who lives in a class-based society and discovers she has unusual powers.

'Focus' seems more like a travelogue than a caper film

Co-directors and co-writers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa mistake glamorousness for inspiration; whenever the story flags, they pile on the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous stuff. 

'The Salvation': For western fans, watching this movie is like encountering an old friend

The movie is a welcome addition to the western genre and our familiarity with the film’s sources, especially 'High Noon,' work in its favor.

''71' is an effective thriller but sometimes too evenhanded

'’71' is about a young British Army soldier, Pvt. Gary Hook (Jack O’Connell), who in 1971 is shipped out with his regiment to Northern Ireland just as the Troubles are accelerating.

Eight dead in Missouri, following multiple shootings and suicide in one town

Authorities say the deadly attacks took place in a handful of residences in Tyrone, in the southern part of the state.

Did Scott Walker really compare liberal protesters to terrorists?

In remarks Thursday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, Gov. Scott Walker suggested that his experience battling public-sector unions in Wisconsin prepared him to fight Islamic State terrorists.

TJX follows Wal-Mart's wage hike lead: Will retail industry fall in line?

TJX announced Wednesday that the company will raise minimum wages to $9 per hour. The move comes less than a week after Wal-Mart announced similar pay increases, a decision analysts say may have forced the entire retail industry's hand.

Amazon Prime: How to get one month for free

Amazon Prime members whose packages aren't delivered by the 'guaranteed delivery date' can request a one-month membership extension. In fact, you can request an Amazon Prime extension up to 12 times per year. 

GDP rising: Is middle-class prosperity rising, too? (+video)

The revival of prosperity, on a per-person basis in Middle America, is still a work in progress. On the heels of GDP news Friday, here are some core indicators of middle-class health.

How to stop #TheDress from ruining your friendships (+video)

Whether you are team #WhiteAndGold or #BlueAndBlack, there is no need to let #TheDress come between you and your loved ones.

DHS shutdown showdown: Will Republicans pay a price?

The GOP never really suffered any repercussions from the 2013 government shutdown. That's why it seems unlikely that voters are going to care about the events of February 2015 when Election Day rolls around next year.

'Blade Runner' sequel: Will Harrison Ford star?

Will Ford reprise his role from the 1982 science fiction classic? The actor is returning to his 'Star Wars' roots in the upcoming seventh film in the 'Star Wars' series. He also recently appeared in the films 'Ender's Game' and 'The Expendables 3.'

Will Amazon's Kindle Scout democratize publishing?

Amazon's Kindle Scout, one of the first crowdsourced publishing platforms, announced it will release its first set of 10 reader-selected titles next month.

DHS funding: So what, exactly, would Ted Cruz do?

Mitch McConnell is trying to put out a fire. Cruz tells us McConnell is putting out the fire all wrong, but won’t offer a better way to put it out. That’s not leadership.

Barnes & Noble decides to keep Nook after all

Barnes & Noble is keeping its Nook Media digital business after planning to combine Nook and its college bookstores into a single company separate from its retail operations.

Black and blue or gold and white? How #thedress broke the Internet. (+video)

Is the dress blue and black or white and gold? How a A badly lit photograph of a $77 off-the-rack dress broke the Internet Friday, spawning arguments, memes and half-baked pseudo-scientific explanations over the viral frock's real colors.

Community groups help save Kenya's vital 'water towers'

Kenya’s high-elevation forests are the source for most of its water. A new conservation strategy of working with local communities is showing signs of success.

Atheist US writer killed in Bangladesh: familiar attack on free expression?

Avijit Roy, who wrote about religion, was murdered on a Dhaka street yesterday. Attacks on free expression are an almost daily occurrence in some parts of the world.

Rape case at elite Indonesian expat school. A witch hunt?

The case has turned a spotlight on the police investigation of two teachers who are now on trial in Jakarta – and raised questions about the reliability of Indonesia's justice system.

Ukraine struggles to keep natural gas flowing from Russia

The former Soviet republic is currently relying on Western financial aid to pay its bill. Otherwise, the gas will be shut off.

'Washington's Revolution' is an engrossing, accurate, and occasionally original biography of America's founding father

Was America’s first president a mystery of subtle self-presentation – or just a shrewd politician?

Reader recommendation: The Mouse that Roared

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

Christ’s consistency and ours

A Christian Science perspective. Understand the value and origin of being consistent. 


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Guess who filed most Euro patents in 2014? Yep, still Samsung
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:59:06 GMT

Philips and Siemens made the top 3, though

The European Patent Office (EPO) has released its latest annual figures showing that the number of patents filed reached an all-time high in 2014.…

GAMIFY your FRIDAY with our Public Sector Innovation Bingo!
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:59:03 GMT

'This is an agile process, meaning... er, whatever we want it to mean'

Bored with another grey Friday? Here is a game for two players. The exercise allows you to keep up to date with vital subsidy-seeking buzzwords – while retaining the vital element of "fun".…

BOFH: The ONE-NINE uptime solution
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:30:37 GMT

Yes, 9%. AAAND the server just crashed... literally

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Lenovo: We SWEAR we're done with bloatware, adware and scumware
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:14:04 GMT

By Windows 10 launch our systems will be PURE, honest

Barely a week after the breaking of the Superfish scandal, Lenovo has done a complete reverse ferret on bloatware - promising that by the time Windows 10 comes out its systems will be as pure as they can be.…

BP: Oil prices crashed, so must our ICT budget
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:59:08 GMT

Sources say suppliers to be squeezed to help save biz $300m

BP has confirmed it is looking to squeeze costs from its annual ICT budget on the back of crashing oil prices, and well-placed sources tell us the business wants to identify $300m in savings.…

SCC bags universal credit hosting contract
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:58:07 GMT

DWP chucks more money at car crash of a programme

Reseller and IT services outfit SCC has won a two-year hosting deal for the Department for Work and Pensions' (DWP) troubled universal credit programme for a sum worth "over six figures".…

Ministry of Fun tries again on mobile mast planning permission
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:26:10 GMT

Want not-spots washed out? Well, we have to put 'em somewhere, NIMBYs

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport has announced a consultation (PDF) on reforming the Electronic Communications code. This is crucial ingredient to the “landmark” not-spots deal announced at the back end of last year.…

Nimble revenue diet gets fibre supplement
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:45:06 GMT

Losses are lessening, but can it get the result it wants

IPOed hybrid array market star Nimble Storage beat the street with fourth-quarter revenues of $68.3m, and lost less money than last quarter as Fibre Channel sales kicked in. Can it keep on like this?…

ANOTHER shake-up at HP Enterprise Services
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:06:07 GMT

Big Cheeses moved around

A mini shake-up of the Enterprise Services (ES) division at HP has seen the role of UK public sector veep Stuart Bladen carved up and shared out among several others.…

Google pumps $60m into music company Kobalt
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:44:04 GMT

Every little helps in protecting Macca's froggy royalties

Google Ventures has pumped $60m (£39m) into London-based music tech company Kobalt Music, which helps publishers keep tabs on streaming services such as Spotify.…

Ingram Micro: Damn you Europe for our ghastly margins
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:26:05 GMT

Sales soar globally, but forex, retail PC price erosion weigh

Weaker margins in Europe due to forex losses and cut-throat retail pricing was the only major blip in an otherwise decent end to the calendar 2014 for Ingram Micro. It was not a vintage year though.…

Thousands of UK drivers' details leaked through hole in parking ticket website
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:02:06 GMT

PaymyPCN database of names, pics was open, says report

Thousands of UK drivers have been caught up in a data breach at a UK parking firm.…

Flashy upstarts facing IPO pressure. Get on with it then
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:33:04 GMT

VC sequence could end not with a bang, but a whimper

Comment Conventional wisdom has it that VC-funded tech start-ups get acquired or, hopefully, go through an IPO to become successful stand-alone companies. However, such may not be the fate of the five main surviving all-flash array (AFA) vendors in the face of fast and furious mainstream supplier reaction to their success.…

NTT Com Security to wed UK cyber specialist Nebulas, say sources
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:04:07 GMT

Everyone wants a bigger piece of the cyber security pie

NTT Com Security is to acquire rapidly growing London-based Nebulas Solutions Group, according to well-placed industry tipsters.…

TalkTalk admits massive data breach
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:39:06 GMT

Noticed an increase in scamming late last year

TalkTalk has admitted to a major breach of user information, which may have led to some customers handing over bank information to hackers.…

Revival of fortune: Mad Catz Mojo Android gaming micro console
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:02:06 GMT

Revamped firmware and a new tempting price

Review Like the Kickstarter poster-child Ouya, Mad Catz’ Mojo was sent before its time into this breathing world, scarce half made up. Or to put it in a less Shakespearean way, it lacked the full Google Play experience and was a bit pricey.…

El Reg regains atomic keyring capability
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:32:05 GMT

Tritium-powered glowrings hit Cash'n'Carrion

It's official: El Reg's merchandising tentacle Cash'n'Carrion has regained its atomic keyring capability with the arrival in our virtual emporium of the Nite Glowring.…

Paranoid Android Kaymera smartmobe takes on Blackphone
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:03:05 GMT

Super-secure Israeli platform only lacks Mossad bodyguard

MWC2015 Security specialist Kaymera – based in Herzliya, Israel – has launched a mobile security platform aimed at paranoid corporations.…

CloudFlare crypto gets faster on old mobes
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:30:12 GMT

Choc Factory ChaCha crypto pairing gets popular

Popular denial of service deflection platform CloudFlare is deploying new speedy cipher suites previously championed by Google, maths boffin Nick Sullivan says.…

Moto E 2015: The builder's cheapie gets a serious upgrade
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:02:10 GMT

Stock Lollipop mini-flop is only skin-deep

Hands On Why can't everybody make a bargain basement phone as well as Motorola? They're as fashionable as egg and chips in a 1970s Wimpy Bar, but the popularity of the small, robust, no-nonsense Moto E and G models has helped revived the brand. The Chinese-owned phone operation yesterday upgraded the Moto E yesterday, adding some quality to the popular Android cheapie, for a slightly higher price.…

Google open-sources HTTP/2-based RPC framework
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:33:07 GMT

Chocolate Factory's microservices code is yours to coddle

Google has open-sourced something called “gRPC” that it says represents “a brand new framework for handling remote procedure calls” using HTTP/2.…

Churchill's blood valued at 560,000. Take that Stalin!
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:01:12 GMT

Phial of Winnie's boozy fluid up for auction

The blood circulating in Winston Churchill's veins was worth around £560,000, on the basis of a valuation placed on a small phial of it being auctioned next month.…

Nerdgasm as Apple announces 'special event'
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:31:05 GMT

'Spring Forward' says invitation to March 9th indoctrination session

Apple's hype machine has creaked into life again, with media outlets on Cupertino's “nice” list* reportedly showered with a new invitation to pay homage to the company on March 9th. The company's also updated its live events page with news of a to-be-streamed event on the same day.…

Australia to get spooks charter at cost of at least AU$188m
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:58:09 GMT

Multi-party committee adds modest privacy enhancements to metadata retention scheme

Australia's Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) has recommended that the nation adopt a telecommunications metadata retention regime.…

Scavengers pick bones of collapsed telly-spaff upstart Aereo
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:02:03 GMT

Tiny rod company's assets fetch under US$2m during windup

Erstwhile TV streamer Aereo has held the auction to sell off its remaining assets to help cover its debts.…

To beat Oracle, find jurors who care about Leisure Suit Larry not Larry Ellison
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:00:13 GMT

Support upstart Rimini Street's secret allies are Nevada jurors

When you kick a giant in the shins and threaten to cut it off at the knees, do it in a jurisdiction you believe will provide you with a sympathetic jury.…

Net neutrality: The world speaks its brains on secret 'open' 'net rules
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:31:04 GMT

Not a 'meh' in sight

Comment Look at this photo of FCC chairman Tom Wheeler holding hands and smiling with the two Democrat commissioners who backed his "open internet" regulations, the pair wearing vivid blue outfits. It sums all that was both good and worrying about the decisions today to pass secretive net neutrality rules.…

Iran hacks America where it hurts: Las Vegas casinos
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:58:11 GMT

Digital Pearl Harbour debunked by US director of national intelligence

US director of National Intelligence James Clapper has accused Iran of orchestrating a 2014 hack of the Las Vegas Sands casino. The attack crippled the magnificent cultural institution's IT infrastructure.…

EPIC asks FTC to stick a probe up Samsung over 'snooping' smart TVs
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:26:12 GMT

Privacy campaigners say sets are collecting user info

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) has lobbied the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate Samsung's collection of user information in its Smart PCs.…

EFF fears crims are getting smart to Superfish SSL flaws
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:58:05 GMT

Certificate flaws spotted in variety of important sites

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) says it has found evidence that the security problems with Superfish could be much worse than first thought.…

Check out our HOT AIR INTERFACE for 5G – Huawei
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 01:40:56 GMT

"Please sir, pick my standards sir!" begs Chinese tech giant

Jockeying for position in the yet-to-be-real 5G market continues, with Huawei announcing that it's going to demo a new air interface at Mobile World Congress in March.…

Dot-word sensation: Google forks out $25m for a fist of .app-y pills
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:58:24 GMT

That's ICANN's Christmas party sorted, then?

Google has spunked $25m on the rights to sell domains ending in ".app", beating off competition from 12 other bidders, including Amazon and almost every large internet registry.…

Alleged Aussie Anon hauled in for Indonesia phone tap hacking spat
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:37:19 GMT

Charged with urging keyboard warriors to pop spy agency sites

A Melbourne man has been charged with instigating an Indonesian-led hack of Australian intelligence websites as an alleged member of the Anonymous collective.…

If in doubt, blow $4bn: IBM says it will fatten up on cloud, mobile, Big Data cake by 2018
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:57:04 GMT

Ginni eyes $40bn-a-year sales

IBM is betting billions that it can claw its way back to growth by focusing on what it calls its "strategic imperatives," including cloud, data analytics, mobility, social networking, and security.…

NBN Co says TWO broadband connections are better than one
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:24:23 GMT

Praises new FTTP plus HFC product in Singapore

+Comment NBN Co, the entity building Australia's national broadband network, has come up with an odd suggestion: two broadband connections, each running on different access technologies, are better than one.…

Reddit showers gold on drugs, hippies and Tor-rorists
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:22:05 GMT

In colossal shock, Redditors want to be free to understand mind-bending substances

4chan-for-beginners website Reddit has announced the winners of its charity give-away.…

Facebook sad-nav: How to put depressed pals on internet suicide watch
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:58:06 GMT

Definitely not a killer feature

The signs of future suicide often pop up on social media, so Facebook has partnered with the University of Washington (UW) to roll out new tools that can hopefully provide a lifeline to those in need.…

Errant update borks Samsung 850 Pro SSDs
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:44:07 GMT

Users unfriend Sammy in furious Facebook scenes

Turning social media against Samsung, a Facebook group has been set up to get the Korean company to fix a firmware update that borks the 850 Pro SSD.…

Net neutrality secrecy: No one knows what the FCC approved (but Google has a good idea)
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:28:37 GMT

Last-minute rewrites and more revealed

Analysis US watchdog the FCC formally approved new net neutrality rules on Thursday for America. But you're out of luck if you want to know exactly how your access to the internet will be now be governed.…

Assemblers were once people: My aunt did it for NASA
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:16:20 GMT

We all owe plenty to the mainframe age's pioneers

The IT runs strong in my family.…

Microsoft man: Internet Explorer had to go because it's garbage
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:31:05 GMT

Even Redmond is fed up with 'IE-specific behavior'

Microsoft says it decided to start from scratch with a new web rendering engine for Windows 10 because keeping up with web standards while maintaining compatibility with older, noncompliant versions of Internet Explorer had simply become too much of a burden.…

FinFisher, the spyware loved by cruel dictators, stomps all over human rights, says UK govt
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:51:06 GMT

Bahraini sales were dodgy, please don't do it again

FinFisher, the spyware sold to police and tyrants around the globe, has gained the dubious honor of becoming the first piece of software judged by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development to have trampled human rights. The OECD is an influential consortium of world powers.…

Colt sales slide, profits turn to mush in shiny new cloudy world
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:31:08 GMT

Medium-term forecast? Sorry, never heard of it

A double-digit sales crash in the carrier voice division led top-line declines at Colt in 2014, as a series of one-off costs – including a major restructuring programme – downed profit.…

Net neutrality victory: FCC approves 'open internet' rules in 3-2 vote
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:02:01 GMT

Telcos, start your litigation as US broadband faces regulation

US watchdog the FCC today approved its strongest ever rules governing internet access. The regulations were passed in a 3-2 vote by commissioners.…

Oh Big Blue, can't you think of anything new for your product line?
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:55:10 GMT

Here, I'll help: Object storage, scalable NAS...

Storagebod "If in doubt, rebrand" ... has IBM completely run out of ideas with its storage offerings? The Spectrum rebrand of its storage offerings feels like the last throw of the dice.…

Ex-Logica beancounter pleads guilty to insider trading
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:28:09 GMT

CGI takeover info netted man £30k in ill-gotten gains

A financial planning manager at the outsourcer formerly known as Logica has today pleaded guilty to three instances of insider dealing.…

Mark Starkey quits Logicalis UK
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:55:10 GMT

Family illness made exec 'realise life is very short'

Exclusive Logicalis UK boss Mark Starkey has quit the business to “step back” from the coalface and spend more time with his family, he told staffers in a note today.…

SOLD: Emulex – for 34% less than shareholders were offered 6 years ago
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:25:11 GMT

Avago has a go, wins neat $606m deal

Comment Data networking outfit Emulex, harried by activist investor Elliott Management, has given up its independence and shopped itself to Avago Technologies for $606m in cash – $8/share – giving execs and investors a nice windfall.…

SkyProwler VTOL transformo-drone set to darken skies
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:54:07 GMT

Plane or chopper? The choice is yours

Joe Public's appetite for new UAV tech must surely have a limit, but that's still some way off if the case of the SkyProwler "Multi-Mission VTOL Transformer Drone" is any indication.…

Soz, HP. IBM has out-mega-dealed you – tech analyst
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:28:09 GMT

But Big Blue still needs to hit the SMAC stack

Having hoovered up a number of megadeals last year, IBM has left rival HP eating its dust in the infrastructure space, according to an analyst report.…


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Actor Leonard Nimoy, 'Mr. Spock,' dies at 83
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:38:32 GMT

Beloved by "Star Trek" fans and geeks of all stripes, Nimoy died in his Los Angeles home of pulmonary disease.






Low Latency 121: Time after time
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:15:18 GMT

Over $11 million later, Pebble proves there's still innovative ways to debut a product.






Crave Ep. 193: Zyro, a drone you can play tennis with
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:09:15 GMT

Swing the controller and throw around a drone instead of a ball: the Zyro drone can even be tossed around by another drone, if you're looking to start a drone sports league.






Whaa? Now there's a second bright light on dwarf planet Ceres
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:08:26 GMT

The latest images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft reveal a second mysterious bright spot on the surface of Ceres. Perhaps it's a giant Ceresian welcome sign?

Augmented-reality game Ingress arriving on Android Wear watches
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:58:53 GMT

The multiplayer game that uses real-world environments as its playground is now even more accessible -- as an app on our wrists.






The 404 Show 1,603: That damn dress, Blade Runner 2, Pebble Time, Arkham Knight, Wankband (podcast)
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:42:56 GMT

CNET's smiley How-To guy Dan Graziano joins the show this week to discuss his mostly awful taste in everything, not including Blade Runner 2. Other show topics include: Pebble Time, Batman: Arkham Knight and a new wearable from PornHub.






Apple hit by another lawsuit from Smartflash over iTunes
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:18:28 GMT

On the hook for $533 million in damages from the first trial, Apple finds itself the target of a second and related lawsuit from the patent firm.






Buyout puts supersecure Blackphone in one company's hands
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:13:01 GMT

The security-obsessed company called Silent Circle is now solely in control of its phone for encrypted communications. It has also raised $50 million and will announce new devices next week.






Get a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 with Power Keyboard for $699.99
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:10:40 GMT

It's ridiculous to buy a Surface without a keyboard. Fortunately, with this bundle, you don't have to.






Google reverses ban on explicit Blogger content
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:00:04 GMT

The tech giant makes a hasty U-turn on its decision to ban sexually explicit content from Blogger blogs.

Ericsson sues Apple over patents
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:15:37 GMT

Apple just lost a $533 million patent case to Smartflash this week, and now Ericsson is likewise suing the company in a patent dispute.






Why the #whatcoloristhisdress frock is actually blue and black
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:45:32 GMT

Twitter got into a pretty lively argument Thursday about whether the color of a particular dress was black and blue or white and gold. How do people see things so differently? AsapScience explains.

Facebook now lets you describe your gender
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:44:07 GMT

The latest move is a step away from the previous process that required you to choose from a list of predefined genders.

'House of Cards' returns as season 3 hits Netflix
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:42:44 GMT

Netflix users can tune into all 13 episodes of the political series, which may portray a growing rift between President Underwood and his wife.

Galaxy S6, S6 Edge revealed in new leaked image
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:15:43 GMT

An image posted by a purported Sprint employee touts two versions of Samsung's next flagship phone.






VLC returns to iOS, now spans desktop, Android and Windows Phone
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:00:05 GMT

The "plays everything" media player is back on the Apple App Store, and this latest release adds new features such as better support for Ultra HD content.






S6 appeal and Ripley's return in CNET UK podcast 423
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:28:31 GMT

We look ahead to the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 in our preview of MWC 2015, plus find out how Neill Blomkamp's new "Alien" movie will rewrite the series.






Harrison Ford to reprise role as Deckard in 'Blade Runner' sequel
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:04:01 GMT

The original Rick Deckard returns in a sequel to Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic. Scott will executive produce while "Prisoners" director Denis Villeneuve has been tapped to helm the new film.






Swiss watches are getting smart without sacrificing style
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:40:17 GMT

New devices from high-end watchmakers Frederique Constant, Mondaine and Alpina look like traditional timepieces but have motion and sleep tracking.






Crave giveaway: Cycliq Fly6 LED bike taillight with built-in HD camera
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:00:02 GMT

Get around on two wheels? This safety-minded gadget makes it easy to record the antics of drivers behind you when you're on your bicycle.







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Can the Guitar Games Market Be Resurrected?
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:48:00 GMT

donniebaseball23 writes: Thanks to a glut of titles, hardware and precious little innovation, the Guitar Hero and Rock Band craze all but died out by 2010. Now, however, strong rumors are swirling that one if not both franchises will be making a return on the new consoles. But will players care? And will the market once again support these games? Charles Huang, co-creator of Guitar Hero, weighed in, outlining some of the challenges. "First, the music genre attracts a more casual and female audience versus other genres. But the casual gamer has moved from console to mobile," he warned. "Second, the high price point of a big peripheral bundle might be challenging. Casual gamers have a lot of free-to-play options." That said, there could be room for a much smaller guitar games market now, analyst Michael Pachter noted: "It was a $2 billion market in 2008, so probably a $200 million market now. The games are old enough that they might be ready for a re-fresh, and I would imagine there is room for both to succeed if they don't oversaturate the way they did last time."

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Adjusting To a Martian Day More Difficult Than Expected
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:06:00 GMT

schwit1 writes: Research and actual experience have found that adjusting to the slightly longer Martian day is not as easy as you would think. "If you're on Mars, or at least work by a Mars clock, you have to figure out how to put up with the exhausting challenge of those extra 40 minutes. To be exact, the Martian day is 24 hours, 39 minutes, and 35 seconds long, a length of day that doesn't coincide with the human body's natural rhythms. Scientists, Mars rover drivers, and everyone else in the space community call the Martian day a "sol" to differentiate it from an Earth day. While it doesn't seem like a big difference, that extra time adds up pretty quickly. It's like heading west by two time zones every three days. Call it 'rocket lag.'"

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VLC Gets First Major Cross-Platform Release
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:24:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes VideoLAN today launched what is arguably the biggest release of VLC to date: an update for the desktop coordinated with new versions across all major mobile platforms. The world's most-used media player just got a massive cross-platform push. The organization says the releases are the result of more than a year of volunteer work on the VLC engine and the libVLC library. As a result, VLC has gained numerous new features, has seen more than 1,000 bugs fixed, and has significantly increased its scope of supported formats.

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Leonard Nimoy Dies At 83
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:34:00 GMT

Esther Schindler writes: According to the NY Times, Leonard Nimoy died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. He was 83 years old. He was, and always shall be, our friend. From the article: His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mr. Nimoy announced last year that he had the disease, which he attributed to years of smoking, a habit he had given up three decades earlier. He had been hospitalized earlier in the week. His artistic pursuits — poetry, photography and music in addition to acting — ranged far beyond the United Federation of Planets, but it was as Mr. Spock that Mr. Nimoy became a folk hero, bringing to life one of the most indelible characters of the last half century: a cerebral, unflappable, pointy-eared Vulcan with a signature salute and blessing: “Live long and prosper” (from the Vulcan “Dif-tor heh smusma”).

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Invented-Here Syndrome
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:45:00 GMT

edA-qa writes: Are you afraid to write code? Does the thought linger in your brain that somewhere out there somebody has already done this? Do you find yourself trapped in an analysis cycle where nothing is getting done? Is your product mutating to accommodate third party components? If yes, then perhaps you are suffering from invented-here syndrome. Most of use are aware of not-invented-here syndrome, but the opposite problem is perhaps equally troublesome. We can get stuck in the mindset that there must be a product, library, or code sample, that already does what we want. Instead of just writing the code we need a lot of effort is spent testing out modules and trying to accommodate our own code. At some point we need to just say, 'stop!', and write the code ourselves.

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Banned Weight-loss Drug Could Combat Liver Disease, Diabetes
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:03:00 GMT

sciencehabit writes: A drug the U.S. government once branded "extremely dangerous and not fit for human consumption" deserves a second chance, a study of rats suggests. Researchers report (abstract) that a slow-release version of the compound reverses diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), an untreatable condition that can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer.

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Researchers Create World's First 3D-Printed Jet Engines
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:20:00 GMT

Zothecula writes: Working with colleagues from Deakin University and CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization), researchers from Australia's Monash University have created the world's first 3D-printed jet engine. While they were at it, they created the world's second one, too. One of them is currently on display at the International Air Show in Avalon, Australia, while the other can be seen at the headquarters of French aerospace company Microturbo, in Toulouse.

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Harrison Ford To Return In Blade Runner Sequel
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:39:00 GMT

An anonymous reader sends news that Harrison Ford is now confirmed to be returning as Rick Deckard in the upcoming sequel to Blade Runner. Ridley Scott is now officially an executive producer for the film as well, and Denis Villeneuve will direct. It's set to begin production in the summer of 2016.

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Microsoft Closing Two Phone Factories In China
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:47:00 GMT

randomErr writes: Microsoft is closing two factories in China by the end of March. About 9,000 people worked in these factories, and those jobs were cut a while back as part of the company's major restructuring after its Nokia purchase. Much of the equipment located in these factories from Beijing and the southeastern city of Dongguan is being shipped to Vietnam.

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Surgeon: First Human Head Transplant May Be Just Two Years Away
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:05:00 GMT

HughPickens.com (3830033) writes "Michelle Star writes at C/net that Surgeon Sergio Canavero, director of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group in Italy, believes he has developed a technique to remove the head from a non-functioning body and transplant it onto the healthy body. According to Canavero's paper published in Surgical Neurology International, first, both the transplant head and the donor body need to be cooled in order to slow cell death. Then, the neck of both would be cut and the major blood vessels linked with tubes. Finally, the spinal cords would be severed, with as clean a cut as possible. Joining the spinal cords, with the tightly packed nerves inside, is key. The plan involves flushing the area with polyethylene glycol, followed by several hours of injections of the same, a chemical that encourages the fat in cell membranes to mesh. The blood vessels, muscles and skin would then be sutured and the patient would be induced into a coma for several weeks to keep them from moving around; meanwhile, electrodes would stimulate the spine with electricity in an attempt to strengthen the new nerve connections. Head transplants has been tried before. In 1970, Robert White led a team at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, US, that tried to transplant the head of one monkey on to the body of another. The surgeons stopped short of a full spinal cord transfer, so the monkey could not move its body. Despite Canavero's enthusiasm, many surgeons and neuroscientists believe massive technical hurdles push full body transplants into the distant future. The starkest problem is that no one knows how to reconnect spinal nerves and make them work again. "This is such an overwhelming project, the possibility of it happening is very unlikely," says Harry Goldsmith."

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Fighting Scams Targeting the Elderly With Old-School Tech
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:31:00 GMT

itwbennett writes Sharp is launching a pair of landline phones designed to counter a growing form of fraud in Japan that preys upon the elderly. The 'ore ore' ('it's me, it's me') fraudsters pretend to be grandchildren in an emergency and convince their victims to send money, generally via ATM. Sharp's new phones are designed to alert seniors to the dangers of unknown callers. When potential victims receive that are not registered in the internal memory of Sharp's new phones, their LED bars glow red and the phones go into anti-scam mode. An automated message then tells the caller that the call is being recorded and asks for the caller to state his or her name before the call is answered.

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Teamsters Seek To Unionize More Tech Shuttle Bus Drivers In Silicon Valley
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:08:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes with news about the effort to unionize shuttle drivers in Silicon Valley. "Shuttle bus drivers for five prominent tech companies will decide whether to unionize on Friday in a vote that has the potential to dramatically expand organized labor's territory in Silicon Valley and embolden others in the tech industry's burgeoning class of service workers to demand better working conditions. Drivers who ferry Yahoo, Apple, Genentech, eBay and Zynga workers -- all employed by contractor Compass Transportation -- will decide whether to join the Teamsters union in an election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board. Union leaders say they want to bring the drivers into the fold so they can negotiate better pay and benefits -- as well as relief from a split shift that has the drivers working morning and evening shifts with no pay in between. A contract the Teamsters struck over the weekend for Facebook's shuttle bus drivers, who work for Loop Transportation, offers a glimpse of what may be possible: paid sick and vacation time, full health care coverage and wages of up to $27.50 an hour."

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Patent Trolls On the Run But Not Vanquished Yet
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:22:00 GMT

snydeq writes Strong legislation that will weaken the ability of the trolls to shake down innovators is likely to pass Congress, but more should be done, writes InfoWorld's Bill Snyder. "The Innovation Act isn't an ideal fix for the program patent system. But provisions in the proposed law, like one that will make trolls pay legal costs if their claims are rejected, will remove a good deal of the risk that smaller companies face when they decide to resist a spurious lawsuit," Snyder writes. That said, "You'd have to be wildly optimistic to think that software patents will be abolished. Although the EFF's proposals call for the idea to be studied, [EFF attorney Daniel] Nazer doesn't expect it to happen; he instead advocates several reforms not contained in the Innovation Act."

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Facebook Puts Users On Suicide Watch
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:57:00 GMT

Mark Wilson writes A few months ago Twitter was criticized for teaming up with suicide prevention charity Samaritans to automatically monitor for key words and phrases that could indicate that someone was struggling to cope with life. Despite the privacy concerns that surrounded Samaritans Radar, Facebook has decided that it is going to launch a similar program in a bid to prevent suicides. Working with mental health organizations including Forefront, Now Matters Now, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and Save.org, Facebook aims to provide greater help and support for anyone considering suicide or self-harm.

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Ask Slashdot: Old PC File Transfer Problem
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:54:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes I have an old Compaq Contura Aero laptop from the nineties (20 Mhz, 12 Mb RAM, Windows 3.11, 16-bit, PCMCIA, COM, LPT, floppy) with 160 Mb drive that I would want to copy in full to a newer machine. The floppies are so unreliable — between Aero's PCMCIA floppy drive and USB floppy disk drive — that it is a total nightmare to try and do it; it just doesn't work. If that option is excluded, what else can I do? I have another old laptop with Windows XP (32-bit, PCMCIA, COM, LPT) that could be used; all other machines are too new and lack ports. Will be grateful for any ideas.

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Xeroxed Gene May Have Paved the Way For Large Human Brain
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:10:00 GMT

sciencehabit writes Last week, researchers expanded the size of the mouse brain by giving rodents a piece of human DNA. Now another team has topped that feat, pinpointing a human gene that not only grows the mouse brain but also gives it the distinctive folds found in primate brains. The work suggests that scientists are finally beginning to unravel some of the evolutionary steps that boosted the cognitive powers of our species. "This study represents a major milestone in our understanding of the developmental emergence of human uniqueness," says Victor Borrell Franco, a neurobiologist at the Institute of Neurosciences in Alicante, Spain, who was not involved with the work.

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OPSEC For Activists, Because Encryption Is No Guarantee
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:28:00 GMT

Nicola Hahn writes: "In the wake of the Snowden revelations strong encryption has been promoted by organizations like The Intercept and Freedom of the Press Foundation as a solution for safeguarding privacy against the encroachment of Big Brother. Even President Obama acknowledges that "there's no scenario in which we don't want really strong encryption." Yet the public record shows that over the years the NSA has honed its ability to steal encryption keys. Recent reports about the compromise of Gemalto's network and sophisticated firmware manipulation programs by the Office of Tailored Access Operations underscore this reality. The inconvenient truth is that the current cyber self-defense formulas being presented are conspicuously incomplete. Security tools can and will fail. And when they do, what then? It's called Operational Security (OPSEC), a topic that hasn't received much coverage — but it should.

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3D Printers Making Inroads In Kitchens
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:45:00 GMT

mpicpp sends an article from Fortune about the tiny industry springing up around food-related 3D printing. While such devices are still too expensive and too special-purpose for home kitchens, professionals in restaurants and large cafeterias are figuring out ways they can automate certain time-intensive tasks. For example, pasta: "If the user is making a recipe for ravioli, for instance, the [device] prints the bottom layer of dough, the filling and the top dough layer in subsequent steps. It reduces a lengthy recipe to two minutes construction time and ensures that no one has to clean a countertop caked with leftover dough and flour." The companies developing these 3D printers hope they'll be this generation's version of the microwave, gradually finding a use in almost every kitchen.

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Microsoft's Goals For Their New Web Rendering Engine
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:04:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Microsoft has put up a post about explaining what they wanted to accomplish when they started working on Project Spartan, the new web browser that will ship with Windows 10. They say some things you wouldn't expect to hear from Microsoft: "We needed a plan to make it easy for Web developers to build compatible sites regardless of which browser they develop first for. We needed a plan which ensured that our customers have a good experience regardless of whether they browse the head or tail of the Web. We needed a plan which gave enterprise customers a highly backward compatible browser regardless of how quickly we pushed forward with modern HTML5 features." They also explain how they decided against using WebKit so they wouldn't contribute to "a monoculture on the Web."

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The Programmers Who Want To Get Rid of Software Estimates
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:20:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: This article has a look inside the #NoEstimates movement, which wants to rid the software world of time estimates for projects. Programmers argue that estimates are wrong too often and a waste of time. Other stakeholders believe they need those estimates to plan and to keep programmers accountable. Is there a middle ground? Quoting: "Software project estimates are too often wrong, and the more time we throw at making them, the more we steal from the real work of building software. Also: Managers have a habit of treating developers' back-of-the-envelope estimates as contractual deadlines, then freaking out when they're missed. And wait, there's more: Developers, terrified by that prospect, put more and more energy into obsessive trips down estimation rabbit-holes. Estimation becomes a form of "yak-shaving" — a ritual enacted to put off actual work."

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This Week’s Best TV: Conan O’Brien Goes Boyfriend Hunting
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:40:44 GMT

This Week’s Best TV: Conan O’Brien Goes Boyfriend Hunting

The Parks and Recreation finale, the end of awards season, and Conan O'Brien's virgin voyage on Grindr—it's all here in this week's best TV roundup.

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Is Google’s Latest TLD Purchase a Game-Changer?
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:51:23 GMT

Is Google’s Latest TLD Purchase a Game-Changer?

The idea of industry-specific Top Level Domains (TLDs) has always been a bit of a novelty. Purchasing the rights to your very own domain always seems like a great idea at the time – but experts reckon it doesn’t make a lick of sense from a branding or SEO point of view. Well, Google’s latest […]

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What I Wish I Knew in My 20s as an Entrepreneur
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:51:21 GMT

What I Wish I Knew in My 20s as an Entrepreneur

In 2015, one thing is clear, startups are continuing to dominate. Entrepreneurs are using their visions and abilities to overturn industries. But for all that makes entrepreneurs different, the successful ones share one common practice: they are able to learn and adapt while making their vision a reality. Below, I list some of the lessons […]

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Your First Look at Google’s Reconfigurable, See-Through HQ
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:38:47 GMT

Your First Look at Google’s Reconfigurable, See-Through HQ

Our first look at Google's new headquarters.

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The Internet Remembers Leonard Nimoy
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:38:43 GMT

The Internet Remembers Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy, the legendary actor known to the world as Star Trek's Mr. Spock, has died at his home in Los Angeles. He was 83. Almost as soon as word of his passing hit the Internet, friends, former co-stars, and fans began expressing grief over the actor's passing.

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Eruption Update for February 27, 2015: Volcanoes Seen from Space
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:17:18 GMT

Eruption Update for February 27, 2015: Volcanoes Seen from Space

Great shots of volcanoes erupting somewhere on Earth in the last month.

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How to Sabotage Encryption Software (And Not Get Caught)
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:45:44 GMT

How to Sabotage Encryption Software (And Not Get Caught)

When crypto researchers set out to discover the best way to undermine encryption software, they did so believing it would help them eradicate backdoors in the future. Here's what they found.

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A Picture-Sharing App That Lets You Experience the Life of a Total Stranger
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:30:49 GMT

A Picture-Sharing App That Lets You Experience the Life of a Total Stranger

Tworlds offers shades of Snapchat, and even Chatroulette.

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The Physics of a Record Breaking Long Jump
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:40:58 GMT

The Physics of a Record Breaking Long Jump

Here is a record breaking standing long jump by Byron Jones. What physics can we see in a standing long jump?

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12 Motorcycles That Trace the Evolution of the All-American Chopper
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:31:26 GMT

12 Motorcycles That Trace the Evolution of the All-American Chopper

The distinctively-styled Chopper, epitomized by Easy Rider's Captain America, is the culmination of decades of motorcycle culture.

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A Respirator Device That Looks Like Cool, Retro Kitchen Gear
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:19:38 GMT

A Respirator Device That Looks Like Cool, Retro Kitchen Gear

There's a deeper insight behind the clean lines.

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The ‘Reanimation Horror’ Influences of the New Movie The Lazarus Effect
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:00:52 GMT

The ‘Reanimation Horror’ Influences of the New Movie The Lazarus Effect

The latest Blumhouse Productions offering The Lazarus Effect is the latest in a long line of reanimation horror films. Here are its antecedents.

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Scientists Are Wrong All the Time, and That’s Fantastic
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:00:34 GMT

Scientists Are Wrong All the Time, and That’s Fantastic

On February 28, 1998, the eminent medical journalThe Lancetpublished an observational study of 12 children:Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive development disorder in children. It might not sound sexy, but once the media read beyondthe title, into the study’s descriptionsof how those nasty-sounding symptoms appeared just after the kids got vaccinated,the impact wasclear: The measles-mumps-rubella […]

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Absurd Creature of the Week: The Legless Amphibian That Eats Its Mother’s Skin
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:00:00 GMT

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Legless Amphibian That Eats Its Mother’s Skin

Perhaps the most contentious title out there is “World’s Greatest Mom.” My mother probably thinks she is, but so too does her mother, and I think they could both make pretty strong cases. But the sacrifices that human moms make pale in comparison to what’s going on in nature. There’s a bug, for instance, whose […]

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What Happens When You Let Fireflies Loose in Your Darkroom
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:45:05 GMT

What Happens When You Let Fireflies Loose in Your Darkroom

A photogram is a type of photograph made without the use of a camera, by exposing photosensitive paper to light, making inanimate objects placed on the paper appear as silhouettes. Daniel Kuklahas turned the idea of a photogram on its head by placing things on the paper that emit light themselves: fireflies. Kukla arrived at […]

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The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:28:58 GMT

The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress

Not since Monica Lewinsky was a White House intern has one blue dress been the source of so much consternation. (And yes, it’s blue.) The fact that a single image could polarize the entire Internet into two aggressive camps is, let’s face it, just another Thursday. But for the past half-day, people across social media […]

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Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball Is as Amazing as You’d Expect
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:00:21 GMT

Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball Is as Amazing as You’d Expect

You'd think that this game would involve skating around a discotheque throwing balls at other robots, and you'd be right.

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Review: Nocs NS2 Air Monitors v2
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:00:18 GMT

Review: Nocs NS2 Air Monitors v2

These wireless speakers from Sweden have been improved from a previous version. They now have three streaming methods: AirPlay, Bluetooth, and Spotify Connect.

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London’s Fantastical Competition to Build Another Iconic Bridge
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:00:04 GMT

London’s Fantastical Competition to Build Another Iconic Bridge

People of London, meet the candidates for your newest bridge.

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How Google’s Silence Helped Net Neutrality Win
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:00:02 GMT

How Google’s Silence Helped Net Neutrality Win

Google kept a very low profile during the past year's lobbying over net neutrality. That doesn't mean that the company didn't care about the outcome though. In fact, laying low may have been the best thing Google could have done.

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Leonard Nimoy's Life in Photos: See the Late Star's Best Moments, From TV's Mr. Spock to New Star Trek Movies
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:49:19 GMT

Leonard Nimoy, Star TrekLeonard Nimoy's legacy is sure to "live long and prosper." The actor, best known for his role as Spock in Star Trek, died at 83 earlier today from end-stage chronic...

Her Outfit Costs What?! Dakota Johnson's $6,580 All-Black Winter Street Style
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:48:21 GMT

Dakota JohnsonSure, the temps in New York City may be reaching polar territory, but nothing's keeping Dakota Johnson from heating things up with her razor-sharp street style. It's easy to play it safe...

Best Looks of the Week: Amy Adam's Periwinkle Gown, Taylor Swift's Dragon-Print Dress & More!
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:45:38 GMT

Best Looks of the Week, 2/27While awards show season may be over (we've almost fully recovered), the red carpet is still hot days after the curtains closed at the Dolby Theatre.   And yep—we've...

Here's How You Can Take Home Your Own Piece of Birdman
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:39:56 GMT

Birdman, Edward NortonCan we all agree that even though Birdman winning the Best Picture Oscar over Boyhoodwas a wee bit controversial, it was still a darn good movie? The camera work, the awesomely...

WWE Diva Ariane Surprises Estranged Father With Life-Changing Dental Surgery—See the Heartwarming Total Divas Clip!
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:23:00 GMT

Total Divas, ArianeHave your tissues nearby... On this Sunday's Total Divas, Ariane pays a visit to her estranged father whom she hasn't seen in over a year. The WWE Diva wants to invite...

Super-Skinny Khlo Kardashian Says She Used to Be ''Overweight'': ''People Love to Call Me the Fat One''
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:22:02 GMT

Khloe Kardashian, InstagramIf you've been keeping up with Khlo Kardashian, then you're well aware that the 30-year-old beauty is looking better than ever. The E! star has been regularly hitting...

WWE Star Seth Rollins Crashes The Daily Show, Challenges Jon Stewart to Fight—Watch Now!
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:07:00 GMT

Seth Rollins, Jon StewartIs Jon Stewart retiring from The Daily Show to take on the world of wrestling? Let's not get ahead of ourselves here, but the 52-year-old political humorist did face off with WWE...

22 Leonard Nimoy Quotes That Will Live Long and Prosper Forever
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:04:34 GMT

Leonard Nimoy, Star TrekLegendary actor Leonard Nimoy passed away Friday at the age of 83, and when someone of that magnitude leaves us, fans often find it hard to appropriately mourn or honor them. The Star Trek icon...

What's the Best Makeup Color for Brown Eyes? We Have the Answers
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:00:00 GMT

Emma WatsonThe DJ is playing Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl" and if this strikes a chord with any of you ladies, feel free to sha la la, la la, la la, la la, l-la te da your way to the dance...

Leonard Nimoy's Most Memorable TV Moments After Star Trek: Simpsons, Big Bang and More
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:00:00 GMT

Big Bang Theory Guest Stars, Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy certainly did live long and prosper. The Star Trek star passed away at the age of 83, but he's left us with a wonderful legacy of TV work. In addition to his role as...

Diplo and Skrillex Release Surprise Song "Where Are You Now" With Justin Bieber—Listen Now!
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:53:00 GMT

Diplo, SkrillexThink what you want about Justin Bieber, but he knows how to pump out good music—especially when Diplo and Skrillex are collaborating with him! The EDM musician and the DJ...

The Good Wife Bosses Preview Kalinda's Exit, Tensions at the Firm and Diane's Wild Side
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:30:00 GMT

The Good WifeAt long last, The Good Wife is back on Sunday, March 1 with "Dark Money," the first new episode since January. When we last checked in with Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies),...

Will Forte Gave a Toast at Seth Meyers' Wedding, and It Was the Most Inappropriate Thing Ever
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:27:16 GMT

Will Forte, Seth MeyersWow, do we wish we had been at Seth Meyers' wedding! And no, not we're not talking about his nuptials to Stefon. This was his real-life ceremony to now-wife Alexi Ashe. According to the...

How to Make Award-Winning Color Last
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:16:12 GMT

ESC, Jennifer J ThumbNow that the Oscars are over, we're brimming with ideas on how to color our hair—thanks to some serious red carpet inspo. Should we go high-gloss chestnut, ultra-blond, jet-black or...

The Dress That Tore the Internet Apart Also Brought It Together
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:15:07 GMT

Vestido 27-02This damn dress. Centuries from now, The Doctor will show up in his Tardis and everyone will be wearing this gold and white (but it's really black and blue...we don't know and...

Get To Know: Marc Mena, Celebrity Hairstylist and E! Style Collective Member
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:00:00 GMT

ESC, GTK Marc Mena Image ThumbCelebrity hairstylist and E! Style Collective member Marc Mena has been creating amazing editorial and red carpet hair looks for more than a decade, working on legendary supermodels like, Christy...

Kim Kardashian & Rita Ora Both Wear Sexy Pink Latex Dresses on the Same Night—See Their Matching Looks!
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:55:00 GMT

Rita Ora, Kim KardashianGuys, we have another fashion twinsies moment on our hands. This time, singer Rita Ora was seen out at Annabel's in London for a fte held in Madonna's honor on Feb. 26...

Celebs React to Leonard Nimoy's Passing: William Shatner, Wil Wheaton, Zachary Quinto and More Tweet Tributes
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:54:00 GMT

Leonard NimoyHollywood is mourning the loss ofLeonard Nimoy. The beloved actor, who was best known for his role as Spock in the hit Star Trek series, passed away today at the age of...

Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Spock, Dies at 83
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:25:15 GMT

Leonard NimoyLeonard Nimoy, best known for playing Spock in Star Trek, died Friday morning. He was 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his passing to the New York Times, citing the cause of...

Teen Mom Stars Sound Off on Farrah Abraham's Return to the Show: She'll Hurt the ''Moral Compass''
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:17:37 GMT

Teen MomYesterday, we were treated to the new trailer for MTV's upcoming series Teen Mom OG, which stars original castmembers Maci Bookout, Amber Portwood and Catelynn Lowell as well as Farrah...


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Leonard Nimoy dead at 83
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:28:04 -0500

Nimoy, who played Mr. Spock on "Star Trek," was known for the catchphrase "live long and prosper"

DHS funding bill clears the Senate as lawmakers work to avert shutdown
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:50:08 -0500

The Senate approves a funding bill hours before the Homeland Security Department is slated to shut down, but the House needs to act next

ISIS' financing is "vulnerable"
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:53:15 -0500

Global agency tasked with stopping the flow of cash to terror groups says ISIS may be nearing the bottom of its well

Who killed Malcolm X?
published: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 17:47:19 -0500

"60 Minutes" takes a look back at his death and a rare interview that led to an admission connected to his murder

How did "Jihadi John" slip through the cracks?
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:23:32 -0500

World knows presumed ISIS executioner's name, but not what drove him to radical Islam, or why he wasn't stopped

See Leonard Nimoy's touching final tweet
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:18:35 -0500

The star, who played Mr. Spock on "Star Trek," reflected on life and memories days before his death at age 83

Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:50:58 -0500

The actor who created the role of Spock on "Star Trek" was also a celebrated photographer

Cops: Mass. girl, 18, encouraged boy to take his life
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:10:04 -0500

Massachusetts teen charged with involuntary manslaughter; authorities say she "strongly influenced" high school friend to kill himself

Rand Paul: GOP needs to care about more than gun rights
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:06:42 -0500

To win over more voters, the Republicans should focus on more than the Second Amendment, the potential 2016 candidate says

Coroner: All 7 Missouri shooting victims were adults
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 18:53:31 -0500

Police are still trying to piece together any link between the now-deceased gunman and his victims at multiple crime scenes in rural Missouri county

The most common consumer complaints
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:04:13 -0500

The Federal Trade Commission is warning people to beware these financial and other scams

Mexico nabs head of quasi-religious drug cartel
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:07:22 -0500

Servando "La Tuta" Gomez, one of Mexico's most-wanted drug lords, was head of Knights Templar cartel

Stephen Hawking thinks these 3 things could destroy humanity
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:42:02 -0500

Hint: Two of them are already here on Earth

U.S. economic growth cooler than previously estimated
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:39:05 -0500

U.S. economy expanded 2.2 percent in the fourth quarter, down from the federal government's initial forecast

Mystery solved! Color pattern of #TheDress revealed
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:15:50 -0500

A U.K. retailer has come out on Twitter to confirm the true colors of the blue/black vs. white/gold dress debate

Amazing photo of comet Lovejoy will light up your week
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:10:06 -0500

The world's most powerful digital camera captured Lovejoy glowing an incredible bright green against a sea of stars

Tales of snow heroes and survivors
published: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 22:59:47 -0500

The white stuff just keeps piling up. But so do the stories of good deeds and miraculous survival

5 job perks that can help you save money
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:50:23 -0500

Don't overlook a raft of savings opportunities that could be waiting for you in your workplace

Cops: Mass. girl, 18, encouraged boy to take his life
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:10:04 -0500

Massachusetts teen charged with involuntary manslaughter; authorities say she "strongly influenced" high school friend to kill himself

5 illegal tactics shady debt collectors love
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:35:15 -0500

Most consumers may not realize debt collectors have to follow specific guidelines about when trying to get you to pay up

Two vandalism suspects rescued after being stranded on cliff
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:13:38 -0500

Park service spokeswoman Alexandra Picavet said the men got stuck on a cliff at the waterfront of Fort Baker in Golden Gate National Recreation Area

10 concrete homes that don't look like bunkers
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:11:10 -0500

Concrete homes offer several advantages over traditional materials, are gaining popularity -- and can actually be quite cozy

NASCAR driver Travis Kvapil's car stolen before race
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:28:18 -0500

Someone's in for a big surprise when they realize they've got Travis Kvapil's Sprint Cup racecar in tow, say Atlanta police

Pickup truck driver from California train crash out of jail
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:46:44 -0500

Freed pending results of probe of why he turned onto tracks; commuter train rammed pickup, causing derailment that injured 30

Self-employed? Keep these tax tips in mind
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:59:06 -0500

Don't get hit with IRS penalties this year -- make sure you file your taxes correctly by following these tips

Cuban cigar makers bank on U.S. visitors
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:13:00 -0500

Cuban cigars have been outlawed in the U.S. since the embargo took effect in 1962

Marco Rubio answers for his failed 2013 immigration plans -- again
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:50:21 -0500

An immigration reform bill that was widely unpopular in conservative circles two years ago still dogs Florida Sen. Marco Rubio at CPAC

Sleep deprivation leads to eating more fatty food
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:33:47 -0500

Research shows getting insufficient shuteye alters brain activity, which causes poor eating and may lead to obesity

Giant waves around the world
published: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:13:09 -0500

The biggest waves to batter our world's coastlines.

Harrison Ford to reprise role in "Blade Runner" sequel
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:17:37 -0500

The follow-up comes more than 31 years after the film first premiered

​Scarlett Johansson defends John Travolta
published: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:03:26 -0500

Actress says there's "nothing strange, creepy or inappropriate about John Travolta"

Goat licks dog -- and it's hilarious, this week on The Feed!
published: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:19:56 -0500

Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos

TV series finales that made us cry
published: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 20:52:06 -0500

We said goodbye to Leslie Knope and the dysfunctional bureaucrats at "Parks & Recreation," but does it count among the biggest tear-jerking finales of all time?