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Wes Craven, a Master of Slasher Horror Films, Dies at 76
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:37:28 GMT

Mr. Craven was a proponent of the slasher genre, best known for creating Freddy Krueger of “A Nightmare on Elm Street” fame and the “Scream” franchise.









2015 MTV Video Music Awards
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:26:31 GMT

Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars and Kanye West took home trophies.









Inside the Making of ‘Dead Petz,’ Miley Cyrus’s Surprise Album
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:14:05 GMT

The host of the MTV Video Music Awards discusses 23 sprawling new songs, now streaming online, that she announced during the broadcast.









Challenged on Left and Right, the Fed Faces a Decision on Rates
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:27:35 GMT

An approaching action on interest rates is being closely watched as a broader debate divides liberals and conservatives over the management of the American economy.









An Appraisal: Oliver Sacks, Casting Light on the Interconnectedness of Life
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:17:20 GMT

Whether writing about his patients, his love of chemistry or the power of music, Dr. Sacks leapfrogged among disciplines, shedding light on the connections between science and art.









V.M.A.s 2015: On the Red Carpet
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:42:11 GMT

What Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and others wore to the MTV Video Music Awards.









Mount McKinley Will Again Be Called Denali
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:03:08 GMT

On the eve of his visit to Alaska, President Obama announced the restoration of the Alaska Native name for the tallest peak in North America.









Wall St. Policy Poses a Challenge for Presidential Candidates
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:02:46 GMT

The opinions about Wall Street that are emerging from the presidential candidates suggest that the financial industry could face very different futures depending on which party wins the White House.









Caste Quotas in India Come Under Attack
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:50:40 GMT

Resentment has gelled into opposition to India’s version of affirmative action, a system of strict quotas that reserves nearly half of jobs for those from disadvantaged castes or tribes.









Banking Ties Could Hurt Joe Biden in Race With Populist Overtone
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:44:31 GMT

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who is considering a run for the presidency, may have to persuade voters that his approach to consumer issues has evolved since he was a senator from Delaware, where many financial services companies are based.









Growing Migrant Crisis Prompts Call for Urgent Meeting of E.U. Officials
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:40:08 GMT

Germany, France and Britain appealed for the nations to establish specific measures for helping people who flee to the continent, and the European Union’s leadership set a meeting for Sept. 14.









ISIS Damages Temple of Baal in Palmyra
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:30:41 GMT

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that fighters had destroyed part of the nearly 2,000-year-old temple.









Oliver Sacks, Neurologist Who Wrote About the Brain’s Quirks, Dies at 82
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:17:14 GMT

Dr. Sacks explored some of the brain’s strangest pathways in best-selling case histories like “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” achieving a level of renown rare among scientists.









Maria Sharapova Withdraws From the U.S. Open
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:12:26 GMT

The 2006 Open champion has not played a match since her semifinal loss at Wimbledon in July because of a leg injury.









Obama’s Alaska Visit Puts Climate, Not Energy, in Forefront
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:46:13 GMT

The president will issue his call to action in Alaska just weeks after he allowed offshore oil and gas drilling to go forward in the Arctic Ocean.









VMAs 2015: Moments to Watch
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:34:41 GMT

Miley Cyrus hosts this year’s show, which includes appearances by Nicki Minaj, Pharrell WIlliams, Taylor Swift and more.









As Police Investigate Deaths in Truck, Migrants and Smugglers Appear to Shift Tactics
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:12:20 GMT

While investigators in Austria continued inspecting the truck in which 71 migrants died last week, officials grappled with how to address the flow of migrants.









Susan Rice, Obama’s Security Adviser, Urges Pakistan to Do More Against Militants
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:10:20 GMT

In a daylong visit to Pakistan, the national security adviser urged leaders to stop militants from using Pakistani territory to stage attacks in Afghanistan.









Critic’s Notebook: In Lorde’s Wake, a Groundswell of Female Rebels in Pop
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:49:54 GMT

Industry attempts to construct another Taylor Swift generally fizzled, but that’s no obstacle to attempts to build another Lorde.









Zhang Huoding of Peking Opera Takes a Turn in the United States
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:32:04 GMT

Ms. Zhang is part of Beijing’s use of the performing arts to promote good will overseas, and she’s the subject of a documentary planned by the director Wong Kar-wai.










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Fred becomes second hurricane of 2015 Atlantic season
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:13:56 GMT

(Reuters) - Fred, formerly a tropical storm, has strengthened into the second hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday.









Refugee crisis suddenly Merkel's biggest challenge
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:59:26 GMT

BERLIN (Reuters) - Returning from her summer break in mid-August, German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised some eyebrows by describing Europe's refugee problem as a bigger challenge than the Greece crisis, which had overshadowed all else in the first half of 2015.

Clan warfare trumps diplomacy in Mali's fragile north
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:56:07 GMT

GAO (Reuters) - The United Nations has deployed 10,000 peacekeepers and poured more than $1 billion into Mali but its efforts to end a three-year conflict are threatened by the reemergence of a centuries-old rivalry between Tuareg clans.









Egypt sets Oct election date, after three years without parliament
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:04:24 GMT

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will hold a long-awaited parliamentary election, starting on Oct. 18-19, the election commission said on Sunday, the final step in a process to bring back democracy that critics say has been tainted by widespread repression.

Iran jails two people for 10 years on espionage charges
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:22:48 GMT

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Revolutionary Court in Iran has sentenced two people to 10 years each in jail on charges of spying for the United States and Israel, the judiciary spokesman said on Sunday without naming those convicted.









Unprecedented migrant crisis forces EU to seek answers
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:51:03 GMT

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union ministers were summoned on Sunday to meet in two weeks' time to seek urgent solutions to a migration crisis unprecedented in the bloc's history, as the mounting death toll on land and sea forced governments to respond.









Christie defends plan to monitor immigrants like FedEx tracks parcels
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:00:50 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie pushed back on Sunday against "ridiculous" criticism of his proposal to track foreign visitors the way FedEx Corp tracks packages, saying government needs private-sector expertise to tackle illegal immigration.

US national security advisor warns Pakistan on recent militant attacks
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:51:32 GMT

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice warned Pakistani political and military leaders on Sunday that recent attacks in Afghanistan by militants based in Pakistan threaten regional security, an official said.

Egypt sets Oct election date, after three years without parliament
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:02:04 GMT

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will hold a long-awaited parliamentary election, starting on Oct. 18-19, the election commission said on Sunday, the final step in a process to bring back democracy that critics say has been tainted by widespread repression.









Boeing uses its clout to control supplier consolidation
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:28:34 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc's $37 billion deal for aerospace supplier Precision Castparts Corp is encouraging investors to consolidate the fragmented aircraft components industry, even as Boeing Co uses its clout as the world's biggest plane maker toput a check on some deals.

Iran nuclear deal now backed by 31 senators
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:02:03 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, said on Sunday he would support the nuclear deal with Iran, moving President Barack Obama a step closer to having sufficient backing to ensure the deal stands.

Saudi-led coalition air strike kills 36 Yemeni civilians: residents
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:56:53 GMT

SANAA (Reuters) - An air strike by warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition, which said it targeted a bomb-making factory, killed 36 civilians working at a bottling plant in the northern Yemeni province of Hajjah on Sunday, residents said.









Malaysia's Mahathir calls for 'people power' movement to topple PM
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:12:00 GMT

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad, joining anti-government protesters for a second day on Sunday, called for a "people's power" movement to topple Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal.









Two dead, massive outages after windstorm slams Washington state
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:34:44 GMT

(Reuters) - A powerful windstorm toppled trees, killing two people in Washington state as work crews scrambled on Sunday to restore power to 450,000 customers, a TV report showed.

Greek leftists say they would apply bailout but fight to ease pain
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:09:46 GMT

ATHENS (Reuters) - The leftist Syriza party of former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will challenge Greece's creditors on unresolved aspects of the nation's bailout but implement unpopular reforms it has already agreed, it said on Sunday.









Migrants in Hungary seek traffickers on trip 'from death to death'
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:06:23 GMT

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Ahmed, a Syrian man, and his wife wait with hundreds of other migrants at a railway station in central Budapest hoping to find a smuggler to take them to Germany, the final destination in an exhausting and dangerous journey.

Putin pumps iron to show Russians his healthy, wholesome side
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:43:40 GMT

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin has released pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin working out at the gym with Prime Minister Dmitrty Medvedev, images apparently aimed at shoring up Putin's rugged, masculine image as his popularity dips.

Irish government says Sinn Fein must help ensure IRA put 'out of business'
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:49:19 GMT

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The Irish government has called on Sinn Fein to help ensure the Irish Republican Army is put "firmly out of business" after police in Northern Ireland said the party's former military wing might have been involved in a recent murder.

Hungarian police detain fifth suspect for migrant deaths in truck
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:04:34 GMT

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian police said on Sunday they had arrested a fifth suspect, a Bulgarian citizen, in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants whose bodies were found in an abandoned refrigeration truck on a highway in Austria last week.









After autopsies on refugees found in truck, Austrian police presume they suffocated
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:48:11 GMT

VIENNA (Reuters) - Forensic examiners have performed autopsies on 16 of the 71 bodies of refugees found dead in an abandoned refrigeration truck on an Austrian highway and presumed they suffocated, Austrian police said on Sunday.


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Boy's attempted arrest goes viral
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:38:58 EDT

See photos from the attempted arrest
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:40:31 EDT

Images of an armed Israeli soldier trying to arrest an 11-year-old Palestinian boy with a cast on his arm in the West Bank sparked controversy on social media.

What soldiers found inside a Gaza tunnel
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:48:23 EDT

CNN's Oren Liebermann finds out what it is like to walk through a tunnel used to enter Israel.

Wes Craven, director of 'Nightmare on Elm Street,' 'Scream,' dies
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:28:58 EDT

Wes Craven, the visionary filmmaker who defined the horror genre with the long-enduring "Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise and later deconstructed and redefined it with "Scream," has died. He was 76.

Slain reporter's dad: 'We cannot be intimidated'
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:23:19 EDT

It's been less than a week since murder set their lives onto a new course, into roles they never wanted to take on and into a battle they never planned to fight.

Obama to rename tallest U.S. peak
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:33:47 EDT

To hear the White House describe Alaska, the state has become the canary in the climate change coal mine, complete with raging wildfires, accelerating ice melt in the arctic, vanishing glaciers and whole villages forced to relocate away from rising seas.

Bush dances, Clinton waits, Obama flies
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:02:27 EDT

Take a look at 16 photos of the week in politics from August 23 to August 29.

Self-help guru dies at 75
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:07:55 EDT

Wayne Dyer, the prolific self-help guru and motivational speaker, has died, Dyer's family has announced on Facebook.

How about a Canada border wall?
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:11:37 EDT

It's not just the southern border: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says it's "legitimate" to discuss building a wall separating the United States from Canada, as well.

Cop: 'Eye contact'? Pull over
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:01:22 EDT

When a police officer in Dayton, Ohio, handed John Felton a warning for a traffic signal violation, Felton asked whether was stopped for something besides having out-of-state plates, according to a video of the conversation posted on Facebook.

See new Russian stealth fighter jet
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:49:05 EDT

Russia's Sukhoi T-50 stealth fighter jet was on display at the MAKS air show near Moscow.

Fan falls from upper deck and dies
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:37:31 EDT

What's on Netflix, Hulu and more
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:48:06 EDT

Seen on Mars: Skull, squirrel, mermaid
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:24:36 EDT

Yes, blind people can be racist
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:29:32 EDT

A person may not have to "see color" to be racist. Some blind people, just like sighted people, make judgments about others based on their race, according to a new study.

'Downton Abbey': The final season
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:01:12 EDT

Consider this a tease, America.

No, James Earl Jones is not dead
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:50:52 EDT

We really wish the Internet would stop trying to kill celebrities.

38 photos you don't want to miss
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:24:12 EDT

Take a look at 38 photos of the week from August 21 through August 27.

Stars hit VMAs red carpet
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:50:24 EDT

VMAs bring out the stars
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:24:27 EDT

Whoa! She's 50?
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:47:05 EDT

Singer Shania Twain turned 50 on August 28.

Vladimir Putin: The most interesting man in the world?
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:05:42 EDT

Burning Man ablaze in Nevada desert
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:47:37 EDT

Create a temporary desert temple to whatever deity or ideals you hold true.

New laser weapon blasts drone from the sky
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:21:56 EDT

Boeing is developing a laser that shoots drones out of the sky.

Bernie Sanders: NRA gave me D-
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:12:05 EDT

Bush: Trump's 'not realistic' on immigration
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:03:46 EDT

Christie attacks Clinton on emails
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:35:30 EDT

Christie: Track immigrants like FedEx packages
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:08:39 EDT

Chris Christie said Saturday that if elected president, he will track undocumented immigrants like FedEx packages.

Trump courts tea party
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:35:11 EDT

The Bernie Sanders surge
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:23:45 EDT

Obama, tame the Arctic gold rush
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:23:45 EDT

Why I'll forgive Uber a lot
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:23:45 EDT

What to do about dangerous employees?
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:23:45 EDT

It's called passing the trash. Keeping quiet about a former employee's true nature is about fear and money.

Why traffic jams will vanish
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:23:45 EDT

Most of us who live or work in major urban areas are confronted with traffic congestion challenges every day. Recently, the Urban Mobility Scorecard estimated there is an average congestion delay of 52 hours per year per car commuter in the top 101 urban areas in the United States. This bottleneck wastes precious time and energy, raises our level of stress and causes our vehicles to emit more pollutants than if traffic flowed freely.

Charity Hospital: 10 years after Hurricane Katrina
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:45:47 EDT

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta returns to New Orleans for the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina to check up on Charity Hospital.

Shocking encounter with shark closes beach
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:55:42 EDT

The beach at Morro Bay, California, was closed after a shark took a bite out of a woman's surfboard.

Judge Joe Brown sent to jail
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:25:54 EDT

Celebrity TV Judge Joe Brown begins serving a five-day prison sentence stemming from a 2014 contempt of court charge. CNN affiliate WMC reports.

See Russia's new stealth fighter jet in action
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:51:29 EDT

Russia's Sukhoi T-50 stealth fighter jet was on display at the MAKS air show near Moscow.

Why this lottery winner received nothing
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:18:49 EDT

No budget means no lottery payouts over $250,000 in Illinois. CNN affiliate WGN reports.

Kimmel mocks Trump with fake campaign ad
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:25:04 EDT

Jimmy Kimmel mocked Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in a fake political ad.

Swarms of invasive jellyfish fill Mediterranean
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:36:08 EDT

Swarms of stinging jellyfish are filling the waters of the eastern Mediterranean Sea, but as CNN's Oren Liebermann reports, they are not supposed to be there.

Army picks new vehicle to replace the Humvee
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:36:11 EDT

The U.S. Army has awarded Oshkosh Defense a massive contract to replace the Humvee with its Join Light Tactical Vehicle.

Undercover Miley Cyrus hears folks dump on her
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:38:13 EDT

Singer Miley Cyrus appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and went undercover as an Australian reporter to find out what people in Los Angeles thought about her.

Slain journalist's family: Alison wanted to be the best
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:50:13 EDT

The parents of slain journalist Alison Parker speak with Poppy Harlow in a CNN exclusive interview.

Senator McCaskill: 'Joe Biden will not run'
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 18:57:20 EDT

Sen. McCaskill talks with Michael Smerconish about how she fully supports Hillary Clinton, despite her email scandal, and thinks Joe Biden "will NOT run."

Donald Trump: Anthony Weiner is a 'bad guy'
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:48:34 EDT

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spoke at an event near Boston and he had a lot to say about Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband Anthony Weiner.

Out-of-work Pluto probe gets new job
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 07:07:31 EDT

Baby snow leopards ready for their closeup
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 07:07:28 EDT

Chicago's Brookfield Zoo on Friday shared the first pictures and video of two newborn snow leopard cubs born on June 16.

'The Apprentice': Where are they now?
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:24:25 EDT

Donald Trump may be out as host of "The Celebrity Apprentice" because of a little thing called attempting to become the leader of the free world, but that doesn't mean we can't remember the good old days in the boardroom.

5 things to know about the next iPhone
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:24:25 EDT

It's that time of year again. The kids are back in school, the nights are getting cooler, footballs are flying through the air and Apple is readying new iPhones.

Ex-addict helps women reclaim their lives
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:28:08 EDT

Keeping people and pets together
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:26:07 EDT

Twenty years ago, Lori Weise was working at a furniture factory near Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles. She saw hundreds of people living on the streets.

Meet 'The Sloth Lady'
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:26:07 EDT

Sloths. They hang from trees, move very slowly and make people smile with just one look.

He feeds a million kids a day
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 07:26:06 EDT

A bowl of porridge.

The week in politics
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:54:53 EDT

Take a look at 16 photos of the week in politics from August 23 to August 29.

Living underground in Romania's capital
published: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:18:50 EDT

Every hour, dozens of trains zip in and out of "Gara de Nord" in Bucharest, Romania.

Look at me! 23 selfies of the week
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:42:28 EDT

Take a look at 23 selfies of the week from August 19 through August 25.

CNN's best photo galleries this week
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:55:16 EDT

Take a look at CNN's best feature photography published from August 22 through August 28.

Hurricane Katrina: Then and now
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:52:06 EDT

Hurricane Katrina: Long Beach, Mississippi
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:36:45 EDT

Jindal: Louisiana stronger since Katrina
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:39:53 EDT

Saturday marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says the state is now "stronger than ever."

Russia shows off its planes
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:36:20 EDT

Opening of the MAKS 2015 International Aviation and Space Show, in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow, on August 25, 2015.

'Hannibal's' end: Five shockers
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:31:19 EDT

Bryan Fuller, executive producer of NBC's "Hannibal," finds it "pretty remarkable" that his show actually was a broadcast network series.

The world in 2050: A lot more people
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:31:52 EDT

Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:35:41 EDT

Acclaimed author and neurologist Oliver Sacks, who wrote about his battle with cancer, died early Sunday, his long-time collaborator, Kate Edgar, confirmed. He was 82.

Wife of slain deputy speaks out
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:28:34 EDT

The wife of a Texas deputy shot to death at a gas station described her husband as a "blend of toughness and gentility" as she mourned the fallen officer.

Nazi 'gold train' found?
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:06:28 EDT

First photos of snow leopard cubs
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:36:49 EDT

Can you say "awww"?

It's time to stop doing the Nae Nae
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:58:10 EDT

CNN's Lisa France looks at the latest viral video craze, and pleads with you, our cherished viewer, to stop remaking the same old videos.

New 'Star Wars' footage reveals ...
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:06:27 EDT

Instagram launched its new landscape video capability with a bang on Thursday. For the first time, users of the photo and video app can share images using the "widescreen" format.

Waitress gets LOL note instead of tip
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:11:56 EDT

Have you ever decided to not leave a tip at a restaurant because you felt your food took too long?

See the world's most elegant cars
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:58:07 EDT

Just over the hill from Monterey is Carmel-by-the-Sea, a small town on the central coast of California known for its rugged natural scenery, white sand beaches, artistic culture and relaxed ambiance.


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IS 'blows up' major Palmyra temple
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:27:51 GMT

The Islamic State group has destroyed part of the world-famous Temple of Bel at the ancient Syrian site of Palmyra, reports say.

EU calls crisis talks on migration
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:57:34 GMT

The European Union announces emergency talks on its escalating migrant crisis, as record numbers try to enter the bloc by sea or land.

US horror filmmaker Wes Craven dies
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:45:16 GMT

US horror film director Wes Craven, creator of the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises, has died aged 76, US media say.

Malaysia's Najib calls for unity
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:23:47 GMT

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak refuses to resign after mass protests against him at the weekend, and calls for national unity.

Brazil WhatsApp mayor on the run
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:24:06 GMT

A mayor in Brazil is on the run after police accused her of taking funds from the school system and running the town remotely through WhatsApp.

Australia denies migrant deal collapse
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:07:25 GMT

Australia's government says a deal under which Cambodia agreed to take in refugees in exchange for aid is on track, despite reports to the contrary.

Sharapova pulls out of the US Open
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:04:33 GMT

World number three Maria Sharapova withdraws from the US Open on the eve of the tournament because of injury.

Ferries resume after Calais blockade
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:40:29 GMT

Ferry services resume at the Port of Calais following a fresh protest by former workers of a dissolved ferry company.

Egypt row over Facebook Muezzin call
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:22:42 GMT

A muezzin in Egypt faces disciplinary action for changing the traditional call to prayer to "praying is better than spending time on Facebook".

AFL star Adam Goodes booed again
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:21:25 GMT

Indigenous Australian football star Adam Goodes is subjected to booing once again, just weeks after his treatment sparked a debate about racism.

Fish and snake battle caught on film
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:21:49 GMT

An Australian spear fisherman captures one of the world's most venomous fish and a deadly snake in the middle of a fight for life.

Russia's leaders in workout session
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:11:51 GMT

Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev are pictured working out and sharing breakfast at Mr Putin's summer residence.

New Orleans marks Katrina anniversary
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 02:47:00 GMT

Commemorations take place in New Orleans to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the US city.

Hynde under fire for rape remarks
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:52:29 GMT

Pretenders star Chrissie Hynde comes under fire for comments in an interview suggesting it can be a woman's fault if she is raped.

Storm Erika kills 20 in Dominica
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:47:17 GMT

Tropical Storm Erika leaves at least 20 dead on the Caribbean island of Dominica, with the devastation setting it back 20 years, its PM says.

Protest over 'torture ship' docking
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:45:25 GMT

Dozens of people protest against the "outrageous" docking of a Chilean naval vessel, dubbed the "torture ship", in east London.

'Massive gas discovery' off Egypt coast
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:33:26 GMT

Italian energy group Eni says it has found one of the world's largest natural gas fields off Egypt's coast.

UK ambassador summoned over trial
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:18:51 GMT

Britain's ambassador to Egypt is summoned over his "unacceptable interference" following the trial of three al-Jazeera journalists.

'Bomb material' found in Bangkok
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:44:42 GMT

Thai police say bomb-making materials have been found in a second apartment, and issue two new arrests warrants over the Erawan Shrine bombing.

Dyson Heydon will not step down
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:42:40 GMT

The head of an Australian Royal Commission into union corruption will not step down amid allegations of bias.

Free EU movement 'for those with jobs'
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:13:22 GMT

EU free movement should mean the "freedom to move to a job" - not to look for work or benefits - Home Secretary Theresa May says.

Europe 'to tighten train security'
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:03:16 GMT

European ministers agree to increase ID and baggage controls among other restrictions at railway stations, France's interior minister announces.

Strike on Yemen factory kills 31
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:27:56 GMT

An air strike by the Saudi-led coalition backing pro-government forces in Yemen kills 31 people in the northern province of Hajjah.

Deadly fire at Saudi residential block
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:25:25 GMT

A fire at a residential complex for oil workers in eastern Saudi Arabia kills 11 and injures at least 200, Saudi officials say.

Faslane deals 'to secure 6,700 jobs'
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:33:11 GMT

Chancellor George Osborne announces more than 500m of contracts for the Royal Navy's submarine base at Faslane, securing 6,700 jobs.

'More male carers needed' for elderly
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:03:24 GMT

More male carers are needed to look after older people, the Chief Executive of Care England says.

Chinese shares lead Asia lower
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:46:25 GMT

Chinese shares are lower on fears of further market volatility and ahead of economic data expected to point to a further economic slowdown.

VW and Suzuki settle four-year dispute
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:25:38 GMT

The International Chamber of Commerce rules that VW should sell its stake in Suzuki, ending a four-year dispute between over their failed partnership.

China punishes 197 over stock 'rumours'
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:25:30 GMT

Chinese authorities punish 197 people for spreading rumours online about the recent stock market crash and fatal explosions in Tianjin.

No panic signings, says Van Gaal
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:30:57 GMT

Manchester United will not sign any players before Tuesday that they have not already targeted, says boss Louis van Gaal.

Monaco 0-3 Paris St-Germain
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:48:38 GMT

Angel Di Maria sets up a goal on his debut as Paris St-Germain beat Monaco to continue their perfect start.

US player hits two holes-in-one
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:11:06 GMT

Brian Harman becomes the third PGA tour player to make two holes-in-one in a single round before Jason Day wins The Barclays.

Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies aged 82
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:42:42 GMT

British neurologist and acclaimed author Oliver Sacks dies at the age of 82.

Frederick Forsyth reveals spy past
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:34:36 GMT

Day of the Jackal author Frederick Forsyth reveals he was working for MI6 for more than 20 years.

Les Mis Broadway star dies in fall
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:48:55 GMT

The first African-American and youngest person ever to play the lead role in Les Miserables on Broadway, Kyle Jean-Baptiste, dies in a fall.

VIDEO: IS militants 'blow up' Palmyra temple
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:46:26 GMT

The Islamic State group is reported to have destroyed part of another temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.

VIDEO: Anger on Kuala Lumpur's streets
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:17:26 GMT

Thousands of Malaysians have taken to Kuala Lumpur's streets for a second day to call on Prime Minister Najib Razak to quit over a financial scandal.

VIDEO: Zambia's copper market hit by China
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:12:27 GMT

The repercussions of China's recent market turmoil are being felt around the world, and especially in countries that produce commodities such as Zambia.

VIDEO: Calais ferry 'lifeboat blockade' lifted
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:37:30 GMT

Ferry services have resumed at the Port of Calais following a fresh protest by former workers of dissolved operator MyFerryLink which caused a night of long delays.

VIDEO: Al-Jazeera trial: Lawyer urges pardon
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:11:34 GMT

Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste were each jailed for three years on Saturday for "spreading false news".

VIDEO: Incontinence lingerie on NZ catwalk
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:09:35 GMT

An unusual show at New Zealand's fashion week - one showing off a new type of lingerie that can be used for incontinence.

VIDEO: Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies aged 82
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:37:56 GMT

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks dies of cancer aged 82

VIDEO: Migrants 'pick up litter or face jail'
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:28:27 GMT

Residents on the Greek island of Agathonisi say they need help to deal with the large number of refugees arriving there on a daily basis.

Making sense of Middle East wars
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:34:51 GMT

Making sense of the struggle against Islamic State

The ice curtain that divides US families from Russian cousins
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:07:54 GMT

The families left on either side of a superpower border

Kabul families struggle to smile amid rising violence
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:12:18 GMT

Kabul family life on hold amid violence

Fighting to save historic Sydney
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:48:29 GMT

Fighting to save Sydney's historic waterside district

Why does South Sudan matter so much to the US?
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:37:35 GMT

Why South Sudan matters so much to the US

VIDEO: One Egyptian's message of love to Israel
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:20:34 GMT

One Egyptian's take on the traditional enemy


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The Wall Street Journal: China ‘punishes’ nearly 200 for spreading rumors
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:56:06 GMT

The sweep targeted people who the government said spread false Internet rumors regarding events such as the stock-market turmoil and deadly explosions earlier this month in the port city of Tianjin, the Ministry of Public Security said Sunday.

Futures Movers: Oil prices down as markets off to a shaky start for the week
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:14:00 GMT

Investors are bracing for another week of volatile trading, with a focus on China as well as the timing of a U.S. interest-rate increase

Currencies: Dollar lower against yen, euro amid Asia stock markets slump
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:00:34 GMT

A media report that China will no longer spend heavily to support stocks sent investors to the perceived safe haven of the Japanese yen.

The Wall Street Journal: Alaska’s Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:58:42 GMT

North America’s tallest peak is changing names, from Mount McKinley to Denali, the name given to the mountain by Alaskan native tribes.

Apple will double the cost of next Apple TV
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:08:09 GMT

Apple executives are debating a starting price of either $149 or $199 for the next generation of Apple TV, more than double the price of the current model, according to 9to5Mac.com.

The Margin: Here’s why Elon Musk fears the ‘robocalypse’
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:22:33 GMT

The comment seems to have been made at least partly in jest, but Elon Musk has been very clear in the past that the dangers posed by artificial intelligence and autonomous weapons are no laughing matter

NewsWatch: Jobs report could prevent rate hike — but unlikely to ensure one
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:00:11 GMT

A jobs report less than a month before a key Federal Reserve interest-rate decision is always a big deal, but the looming report on August payrolls can only move interest rates one way.

Deep Dive: A surefire strategy to keep calm and make money in this crazy market
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:04:55 GMT

With the right investments, your portfolio will keep expanding, even in a bear market, says Phil van Doorn.

10 money stories you might have missed but shouldn’t have
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:03:16 GMT

Tim Cook sends a surprise email, parents waste money on kids parties and companies create stoner tourism.

Capitol Report: Scott Walker wants to build a wall — with Canada
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:27:48 GMT

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says building a wall along the U.S. border with Canada is a “legitimate issue to look at.”

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Day wins The Barclays in another runaway
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:47:42 -0400

Jason Day, of Australia, holds up the winner's trophy after winning The Barclays golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Edison, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Jason Day, so poor as a kid that he shopped at a store where he stuffed as much used clothing as he could into a bag for $5, is trying not to think about the potential of a $10 million bonus for winning the FedEx Cup. That's still four weeks away.


After coming so close, Arrieta notches his 1st no-hitter
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:46:37 -0400

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta is congratulated by his wife Brittany and son Cooper after completing a no-hitter in a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Cubs won 2-0. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jake Arrieta had been building toward this moment. He'd come achingly close to holding opponents hitless three times last year in a breakout season with the Chicago Cubs.


Kanye rants at VMAs, Miley Cyrus flashes breast
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:46:30 -0400

Miley Cyrus arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)Taylor Swift won video of the year, Miley Cyrus briefly flashed one of her breasts and Kanye West ranted at the MTV Video Music Awards.


LEADING OFF: Giants, Dodgers face off; Salazar back from bug
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:42:05 -0400

San Francisco Giants' Marlon Byrd hits a two-RBI double against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in San Francisco. At left is Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:


Thai police seek 2 new suspects in Bangkok bombing probe
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:36:53 -0400

In this Aug. 26, 2015, file photo, worshippers light sticks of incense at the Erawan Shrine at Rajprasong intersection, in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai police probing Bangkok's deadly bombing said on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, that they have discovered bomb-making materials during a raid of a second apartment on the outskirts of the capital. (AP Photo/Penny Yi Wang, File)BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Monday they were seeking two new suspects — a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality — in the widening investigation into Bangkok's deadly bombing two weeks ago.


Arrieta no-hitter as Chicago Cubs blank LA Dodgers
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:33:35 -0400

Chicago Cubs' Jake Arrieta during the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 30, 2015 in Los AngelesChicago Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta threw a no-hitter in a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, the sixth no-hitter in Major League Baseball this season. Arrieta's pitching masterclass -- the first Cubs no-hitter in seven years -- made the 29-year-old the major leagues leader in victories. It was the first Cubs no-hitter since Carlos Zambrano achieved the feat in 2008 against the Houston Astros.


Legendary horror director Wes Craven dead at 76
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:30:24 -0400

Wes Craven, the director of iconic horror films such as "Scream" and the "Nightmare on Elm Street" series, has died aged 76, his family saysWes Craven, a master of cinematic horror whose legendary directorial credits include "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream", died Sunday aged 76, his family said. Craven had been suffering from brain cancer and passed away at his home in Los Angeles. "It is with deep sadness we inform you that Wes Craven passed," a family statement read.


Taylor Swift queen of MTV awards, Kanye eyes presidency
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:28:33 -0400

Taylor Swift arrives on the red carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on August 30, 2015Taylor Swift was crowned queen of the MTV Video Music Awards as rapper Kanye West announced an improbable run for president in 2020 and Miley Cyrus released her new album for free. The website promptly crashed and on Twitter she directed her 22 million followers to her regular website, where the music was available.


Goodell, Brady due in court for 'Deflategate' case
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:19:34 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady are expected back in a New York courtroom after failing to settle the "Deflategate" case.

Serena, Djokovic, Nadal start US Open title bids
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:18:42 -0400

Serena Williams during her Rogers Cup semi-final match against Belinda Bencic at Aviva Centre in Toronto on August 15, 2015Three-time defending champion Serena Williams begins her quest to complete a calendar-year Grand Slam while past winners Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal launch their campaigns Monday at the US Open. World number one Williams has already captured the Australian and French Open and Wimbledon crowns this season and could be the first person since Steffi Graf in 1988 to capture all four major women's singles tennis crowns in the same year by hoisting the trophy at the end of the Flushing Meadows fortnight.


Police seek new suspects in Bangkok blast, more bomb materials found
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:14:02 -0400

Soldiers take part in a search operation at apartment blocks on the outskirts of Bangkok, on August 30, 2015Police investigating the deadly Bangkok blast said they were seeking a Thai woman and an unidentified man after bomb-making materials were discovered over the weekend in a second apartment raided by police. The blast that hit the Erawan shrine in a busy shopping district on August 17 was Thailand's worst single mass-casualty attack, with most of the victims ethnic Chinese tourists from across Asia. In a televised broadcast on Monday national police spokesman Prawut Thavornsiri showed a photograph of the wanted Thai woman, taken from an official identity card, showing her wearing a black hijab.


Fred becomes second hurricane of 2015 Atlantic season
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:13:56 -0400

(Reuters) - Fred, formerly a tropical storm, has strengthened into the second hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday. Fred, now a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale, is located about 70 miles (115 km) east-northeast of Praia, Cape Verde Islands, with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 kph), the NHC said. Fred will move through the Cape Verde Islands this afternoon and tonight, the Miami-based weather forecaster said. Hurricanes range in severity from Category 1 to catastrophic Category 5. ...

Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:00:58 -0400

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban have published a biography of their new leader as hundreds of insurgents meet to resolve a dispute over his appointment following the death of figurehead Mullah Mohammad Omar.

Refugee crisis suddenly Merkel's biggest challenge
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:59:26 -0400

German Chancellor Merkel arrives for statement after visit to asylum seekers accomodation facility in HeidenauBy Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Returning from her summer break in mid-August, German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised some eyebrows by describing Europe's refugee problem as a bigger challenge than the Greece crisis, which had overshadowed all else in the first half of 2015. No one in Germany is questioning her assessment any longer. In the past two weeks, the country has been shaken by a perfect storm of headlines that have elevated the refugee issue, long seen in Germany as primarily a southern European problem, to the very top of the public and political agenda.


Rare photos of 19th-century blacks speak to modern Americans
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:58:51 -0400

In this Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 photo, an 1891 portrait of Johanna Jonkers, sitting for a London Stereoscopic Company photographer, hangs with other portraits made in studios across Britain in 19th and early 20th century, being installed for the show "Black Chronicles II" at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art in Cambridge, Mass. The show runs from Wednesday, Sept. 2 through Friday Dec. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Some faces are pensive; others are proud. Some are known; others are obscure. All are black.


'Awakenings' author, neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:42:42 -0400

FILE - This is a Nov. 26, 2008 file photo of Dr Oliver Sacks, receiving his Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE ), by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London. Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books like "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died. He was 82 .Sacks died Sunday at his home in New York City, his assistant, Kate Edgar, said. (Lewis Whyld/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUTNEW YORK (AP) — There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat.


Suspect in ambush of Houston-area deputy due in court
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:38:49 -0400

Mourners gather at a gas station in Houston on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 to pay their respects at a makeshift memorial for Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth who was shot and killed while filling his patrol car. On Saturday, prosecutors charged Shannon J. Miles with capital murder in the Friday shooting. (James Nielsen/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT: JAMES NIELSEN/HOUSTON CHRONICLEHOUSTON (AP) — The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy had a lengthy criminal record going back a decade, but never spent more than short stints in jail.


Trash to treatise: NYC professor sees meaning in garbage
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:32:15 -0400

New York University professor and Department of Sanitation of New York anthropologist-in-residence Robin Nagle, right, tosses a bag of garbage into the truck as she accompanies sanitation worker Joe Damiano, during his morning rounds, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in New York. Nagle studies the refuse along the curbs of the nation's biggest city as a mirror into the lives of its 8.5 million residents. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — New York's sanitation department has its very own anthropologist-in-residence, a garbage guru who studies the refuse along the curbs of the nation's biggest city as a mirror into the lives of its 8.5 million residents.


Arrieta pitches no-hitter for Cubs in 2-0 win over Dodgers
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:22:06 -0400

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta, center, poses in pajamas with teammates following a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. Arrieta threw a no-hitter in the game as the Cubs won 2-0. The players are wearing pajamas for an overnight flight to Chicago after finishing a six-game West Coast trip. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even after pitching his first career no-hitter, Jake Arrieta wasn't too big to wear his PJs.


Miley Cyrus bares nipple on VMAs
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:17:13 -0400

Miley Cyrus performs at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)Miley Cyrus' various costumes for Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards were for the most part nearly naked — and then she took it a step farther and flashed her nipple during a costume change.


Najib vows not to quit as Malaysia marks National Day
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:13:47 -0400

Malaysian protesters gather in the rain during a rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. Big crowds of protesters returned to the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to demand the resignation of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak over a financial scandal, after the first day of the massive rally passed peacefully. (AP Photo)KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister vowed he would not quit over a $700-million financial scandal, and accused protesters of showing "poor national spirit" by holding a massive rally to demand his resignation on the eve of the country's National Day on Monday.


Asian stocks fall after Fed suggests Sept rate hike possible
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:12:29 -0400

A man is reflected on the electronic board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Asian stocks fell Monday after a U.S. Federal Reserve official suggested a September interest rate hike still was possible and Japanese factory activity weakened (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell Monday after a U.S. Federal Reserve official suggested a September interest rate hike still was possible and Japanese factory activity weakened.


NYC's first fan: A ballgame with Mayor Bill de Blasio
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:10:12 -0400

A New York Mets and soccer fan takes a photo with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, before an interleague baseball game between the Mets and the Boston Red Sox in New York, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — He sat in the upper deck, basically unrecognized amid a sea of happy baseball fans. He let out a cheer when the best hitter on his favorite team smoked a home run and diligently scanned the out-of-town scoreboard to consider playoff implications. And he waited his turn in the long Citi Field men's room line, just one more fan spending a hot summer day watching the Mets and the Red Sox play.


Mothers, students join Japan's protests over security bills
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:09:11 -0400

In this photo taken on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, a father carries his son on his shoulders during a rally in front of the parliament building in Tokyo. Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, some carrying anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans to the beat of a drum against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense policies. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)TOKYO (AP) — Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, some carrying anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans to the beat of a drum against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense policies.


Bomb-making materials found in second Bangkok apartment: Thai police
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:08:17 -0400

Thai police on Monday said they had found bomb-making materials in a second apartment following the arrest of a suspect over the Bangkok bombing that left 20 people dead.


Thai police find bomb materials in 2nd apartment
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:04:05 -0400

This image released Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) shows evidence government officials say was collected in conjunction with the arrest of a man they say was involved with the Aug. 17 bombing at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok. Thai authorities arrested a foreign man they said had been holed up in a suburban apartment with bomb-making equipment and stacks of passports, the first possible breakthrough in the deadly bombing at a Bangkok shrine nearly two weeks ago.(National Council for Peace and Order via AP)BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police said Monday they discovered bomb-making materials during a raid of a second apartment on the outskirts of the capital, as authorities widened their search for suspects behind Bangkok's deadly bombing.


The Latest: Thai police find bomb materials in 2nd apartment
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:01:55 -0400

In this Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, a man prays at the Erawan Shrine at Rajprasong intersection, the scene of the Aug. 17 bombing, in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai police probing Bangkok's deadly bombing said on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, that they have discovered bomb-making materials during a raid of a second apartment on the outskirts of the capital. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)BANGKOK (AP) — The latest on the investigation in the Bangkok shrine bombing (all times local):


Starting offenses struggle, Cardinals beat Raiders 30-23
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:49:42 -0400

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) passes against the Oakland Raiders during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Even though Carson Palmer spent much of the first half on his back and running from the Oakland defense, Arizona coach Bruce Arians is not concerned about his offensive line.


Gov. Marvin Mandel, who fell from political grace, has died
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:46:04 -0400

File-This Oct. 6, 2001, file photo shows Gov. Marvin Mandel, accompanied by his wife, Jeanne, walking to the federal courthouse in Baltimore. Mandel, whose 26-year career in state government ended with his 1977 conviction on political corruption charges, has died. He was 95. According to a statement from his family, Mandel passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, after spending two days with family while celebrating his son's 50th birthday. Once considered one of Maryland's most powerful and effective governors, Mandel presided over a major reorganization of state government, built a subway in Baltimore and spent $1 billion on school construction. But his accomplishments were overshadowed by his personal tribulations, which included his trial and a messy divorce when he moved out of the governor's mansion, leaving his first wife behind so he could marry another woman. (AP Photo/Bill Smith)ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Marvin Mandel, a former Maryland governor whose 26-year career in state government ended with his 1977 conviction on political corruption charges, has died. He was 95.


Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:31:12 -0400

File-This Aug. 4, 2015, file photo shows U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waving after delivering a speech at Singapore Management University in Singapore. Kerry says history will not look kindly on climate change skeptics who fail to take action to curb warming. Speaking Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Anchorage, Alaska, Kerry says scientists are overwhelmingly unified in the conclusion that humans are contributing to global climate change and that steps must be taken to reduce the carbon in the atmosphere. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool Photo via AP)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Scientists are "overwhelmingly unified" in concluding that humans are contributing to global climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday night, and the public is slowly getting the full picture.


Last Titanic lunch menu, saved by survivor, going to auction
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:28:59 -0400

This undated photo provided by Lion Heart Autographs shows a letter by one of the survivors of the sinking of the Titanic written six months after the disaster, which could fetch $4,000 to $6,000. The letter - saved by a fellow passenger who climbed aboard the so-called “Money Boat” before the ocean liner went down - will be sold by Lion Heart Autographs, along with two other previously unknown artifacts from Lifeboat 1 on Sept. 30, 2015. The auction marks the 30th anniversary of the wreckage’s discovery at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. (Lion Heart Autographs via AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The Titanic's last lunch menu — saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called "Money Boat" before the ocean liner went down — is going to auction, where it's estimated it will bring $50,000 to $70,000.


MTV VMA memorable moments from Kanye to Miley
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:24:19 -0400

Taylor Swift, background, exits the stage after presenting the video vanguard award to Kanye West at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)The MTV Video Music Awards are as much about the performances as the memorable moments. A few of the top moments in the 2015 VMAs:


Wedding bells growing quieter in Las Vegas
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:21:15 -0400

A couple walks out of the Little White Chapel after getting married in Las Vegas, NevadaLas Vegas (AFP) - At the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, an Elvis impersonator in a black jumpsuit croons as a couple walks down the aisle. Pastor Jean-Claude Chevalme pronounces them man and wife. All in 10 minutes flat.


Horror master Wes Craven dies at 76
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:09:16 -0400

File- This Oct. 16, 2010, file photo shows Wes Craven arriving at the Scream Awards in Los Angeles. Craven, whose "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" movies made him one of the most recognizable names in the horror film genre, has died. He was 76. Craven's family said in a statement that he died in his Los Angeles home Sunday after battling brain cancer. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wes Craven, the prolific writer-director who startled audiences with iconic suburban slashers like "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream," has died. He was 76.


Dozens of Venezuelan shot by police amid crime crackdown
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:04:08 -0400

In this Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 photo, people walk near a factory where Aragua State police officers killed four men execution-style in Maracay, Venezuela. A video secretly recorded that rainy day in early August showed that police officers took the man to a concrete alley in the complex where his three companions already lay dead, held him in place, and then shot him point blank. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)MARACAY, Venezuela (AP) — Workers in the industrial complex had been hiding in bathrooms and closets for hours when the shooting stopped. The last of the four suspected thieves, a slightly built man in yellow rain boots, surrendered on the roof, crying out, "Jesus saves!"


List of winners of 2015 MTV Video Music Awards
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:57:29 -0400

Nicki Minaj at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)Here is a list of the winners of Sunday night's 2015 MTV Music Video Awards in Los Angeles:


ICC trial of Congolese 'Terminator' warlord to start
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:41:52 -0400

Ntaganda Bosco, shown as in 2009 at his base in Kabati, goes on trial before the International Criminal Court Wednesday, accused of war crimes including the rape of child soldiers by his rebel army in the Democratic Republic of CongoFormer Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, nicknamed "The Terminator", goes on trial before the International Criminal Court Wednesday, accused of war crimes including the rape of child soldiers by his own rebel army. The once-feared rebel commander with a flair for pencil moustaches, cowboy hats and fine dining, faces 13 counts of war crimes and five of crimes against humanity. Presiding Judge Robert Fremr will open proceedings against Rwandan-born Ntaganda at 0730 GMT at the court's Hague-based headquarters.


AP NewsAlert
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:34:24 -0400

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police say they found bomb-making material in another Bangkok apartment.

Service pays tribute to slain television reporter, cameraman
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:34:07 -0400

FILE - This undated file image made available by WDBJ-TV shows reporter Alison Parker, left, and cameraman Adam Ward. Community religious leaders gathered Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 to remember Parker and Ward, who were shot and killed by a former co-worker on Aug. 26. (Courtesy of WDBJ-TV via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDITROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Community religious leaders gathered Sunday to remember 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward, the two television journalists who were shot and killed while working last week.


EU must defend migrants' 'dignity' say leaders ahead of talks
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:27:19 -0400

A Syrian man who lost his legs after shelling near Damascus is helped by other migrants after crossing the border from Greece to Macedonia on August 29, 2015Rszke (Hungary) (AFP) - European Union leaders called for action to defend the "dignity" of migrants ahead of fresh emergency talks, as tensions flared on the bloc's eastern borders over the escalating crisis. Home affairs ministers will meet on September 14 in Brussels to try and "strengthen the European response" to the influx, said Luxembourg, which holds the rotating EU presidency. "Europe needs to stop being moved and start moving," Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said, calling again for a fairer distribution of migrants among the European Union's 28 members.



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Have the 'Booze Talk' By Age 9, Pediatricians' Group Advises
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:18:18 GMT

Parents and doctors need to talk to kids about drinking before the children try their first sip, the main pediatricians' group says.









Self-Help Pioneer Wayne Dyer Dies: Family, Publisher
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:58:23 GMT

Dyer wrote "Your Erroneous Zones," a best-seller for 64 weeks, and claimed to have treated his own leukemia through remote "psychic surgery."









Hundreds Turn Out to Honor Slain Texas Sheriff's Deputy
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:41:20 GMT

More than 1,000 people returned to a Texas, gas station Sunday night to honor the sheriff's deputy who was gunned down seemingly at random last week.









Kanye for Pres in 2020? MTV VMA Winners and Highlights
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:30:02 GMT

The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards are full of fireworks as Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj bury their "Bad Blood" as Miley Cyrus' outfits entertain.









Slasher Maestro Wes Craven Dies at 76
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:25:25 GMT

Craven, who haunted the nightmares of two generations of teenagers, was 76 and had brain cancer, his family and representative said.









Highest Peak in North America Renamed Denali
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:11:28 GMT

For more than a century, the continent's tallest mountain was named after the 25th U.S. president. Now, it's officially being changed it to Denali.









Obama Doubles Down on Climate Change
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:44:02 GMT

The president's trip to the Alaskan Arctic — the first by a sitting president — is part of an increasingly forceful climate change policy push.









After Missing for 9 Days, Calif. Hiker Is Recovering
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:41:28 GMT

Miyuki Harwood, 62, was recovering Sunday in a Fresno hospital after she was found alive Saturday.









How the Truck Refugees Met Their End
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:39:35 GMT

Forensic examiners in Vienna have performed autopsies on 16 of the 71 bodies, police said Sunday. Initial tests indicated they had suffocated.









Mom of Suspect in Deputy's Killing Says He Was With Her
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:37:35 GMT

Shannon Jaruay Miles was shopping elsewhere when Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth was gunned down Friday night, his mother says.









Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump Surge in New Iowa Poll
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:25:03 GMT

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Donald Trump — the two biggest anti-establishment candidates in the Democratic and Republican presidential primary fields, respectively — have seen their support surge, according to a new survey of voters likely to participate in the Iowa caucus.









Slain Reporter, Cameraman Honored in Tribute Service
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:33:55 GMT

The ceremony began with a slideshow of the WDBJ-TV journalists wearing warm smiles as they worked as a tag-team on stories.









Six Cases of Legionnaires' Confirmed at San Quentin
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:47:08 GMT

Six inmates at San Quentin State Prison in California have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease as of Sunday, officials said.









Off-Duty Philly Police Officer Dies After Hit-and-Run
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:56:04 GMT

The unidentified officer was riding a motorcycle on East Roosevelt Boulevard and Devereaux Avenue at 4:10 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle.









Does Your Freshman Know What College Costs?
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:46:15 GMT

Consequences for students who don't know what they're paying for college, whether up front or with loans, could last long after they graduate.









Man-Date: Putin and Medvedev Pump Iron, BBQ, Drink Tea
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:11:04 GMT

The photos are reminiscent of previous photos showing Putin shirtless on a horse, flying a supersonic jet and hunting a tiger.









'He Was Doing One of His Favorite Things': Family of Fallen Fan
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:00:47 GMT

"The night Greg passed away, he was doing one of his favorite things — watching the Braves," Gregory Murrey's family said in a statement.









Automakers Pull Retired Brands Off Scrap Heap
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:46:47 GMT

More Detroit automakers are looking back into their past for once-popular nameplates that can be revived. Sometimes it works; sometimes, not so much.









'Compton' Tops Box Office for 3rd Week; 'War Room' Surprises
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:39:30 GMT

The Christian drama "War Room" made a surprise bid for the box-office lead, Zac Efron's music drama "We Are Your Friends" bombed spectacularly and the N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton" keeps chugging along.









Fan Dies After Falling From Stands at Atlanta Braves Game
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:12:03 GMT

The team announced that the unidentified person passed away after falling from the upper deck of Turner Field during a game against the Yankees.










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'Awakenings' Author, Neurologist Oliver Sacks Dies at 82 - New York Times
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NEW YORK — An author and neurologist who explored the wonders of the human brain in books like "Awakenings" has died. Dr. Oliver Sacks was 82. Sack's assistant, Kate Edgar, says he died Sunday at his home in New York City. Sacks had announced in ...
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Refugee crisis suddenly Merkel's biggest challenge - Reuters
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Texas 'cold-blooded assassination': Black Lives Matter rhetoric to blame?

Local officials in Texas pointed to anti-police Black Lives Matter rhetoric after a white deputy was killed by a black man. But data offer a different picture.

A newly discovered crustacean is named after Elton John

A new crustacean uncovered in the reefs of Indonesia has been named in the music legend's honor. Welcome to the circle of life, l. eltonis

My letter from Oliver Sacks

Sacks’s short letter – sweeping, evocative, articulate – had come to me in early 1994 when, just a year out of my 20s, I was still trying to be a little of all of those things.

A revolution comes in layers

The "energy crisis" hit like a locomotive in the 1970s. Today's "energy revolution" didn't happen suddenly. It grew out millions of innovations, processes, and decisions. 

Can psychology fix its reproducibility problem?

A attempt to repeat 100 experiments published in top psychology journals has exposed a big problem for the science's credibility.

Why is Uber hiring hackers?

The ride-sharing company has hired the two security researchers who demonstrated how to remotely hack a Jeep Cherokee last month.

Could black holes explain mysterious space explosions?

Isolated supernovae, that is massive star explosions that take place far away from any galaxy, could be the result of merging black holes, new research suggests.

Beyond Pluto: What's next for New Horizons?

Orbiting about 1 billion miles beyond Pluto, an object named 2014 MU69  will be the next flyby target for NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, agency officials announced Monday.

Saying ‘rubbish’ in Lebanon to politics by faith

A garbage-pickup crisis has sparked protests aimed at fixing a government stalemated for too long by the attempt to balance religious rivalry. Lebanon may set an example in the Mideast for government based on individual equality regardless of faith. 

Acclaimed neurologist Oliver Sacks is remembered as scientist and poet

The beloved scientist and best-selling author introduced the world to 'both the extraordinary ways in which the brain and mind can change and the courage of the individuals who adapt to those changes.'

Self-driving cars will be commonplace in 5 to 10 years: study

According to a new study, drivers are already interested in autonomous features like lane keeping assist and adaptive cruise control, and they should warm up to entirely self-driving cars sometime between 2020 and 2025. 

General Mills sets ambitious goal for greenhouse gas cuts

General Mills will invest more than $100 million in energy efficiency and clean energy within its own facilities worldwide, and partner with suppliers to foster more sustainable agricultural practices.

Were officials too quick to tie Texas deputy shooting to Black Lives Matter?

Law enforcement officials have arrested and charged a man in the shooting of a Houston deputy. The motive remains unclear.

How a new battery revolution will change your life

A new generation of super cells promises to reshape the future of energy.

Era of super batteries will bring new problems

Batteries will hasten the transition to the post-fossil-fuel age, but cause economic ripples around the world. Will lithium cartels replace oil cartels?

When the wells run dry, California neighbors cope in drought

Farming in Tulare County brought in $8.1 billion in 2014, more than any other county in the nation, according to its agricultural commissioner. Yet 1,252 of its household wells today are dry – more than all other California counties combined.

Growing farmers around the globe

The average farmer is around 60 years of age. Recruiting new and young farmers and helping them get the training they need to sustainably feed the world is essential to long-term food security. Here are 10 training programs cultivating a new generation of farmers.

Police say Bangkok bombing suspect is not cooperating

An unnamed foreigner was arrested Saturday at an apartment on the outskirts of Bangkok. It was the first possible breakthrough in the investigation into the Aug. 17 blast at the Erawan Shrine, which killed 20 people and injured more than 120 others.

Museum showcases traditional Arab dresses, and stories of female creators

The founder of a new museum in Amman wants to keep the intricate dress patterns alive. Her other goal is to reintroduce Jordanians and Palestinians to their material heritage.

LA strikes 2024 Olympic bid deal with USOC

Last week, the city unveiled some details of a plan that puts the price tag of an L.A. Olympics at $4.1 billion and projects a $161 million surplus.

Supermoon, schmupermoon! Here's what's really going on up there.

'Supermoon' is not a term used among astronomers. What's the real story?

The best and worst things to buy in September

September brings us one step closer to the holiday season — which is the best time of year for many big-ticket items — but this month is also a great time to stock up on a variety of items, thanks to a small overlap in Labor Day, summer clearance, and back-to-school sales.

Israelis and Palestinians: 12 voices on the future

The Mideast conflict is not doomed to stalemate. Right and left, religious and secular, hawkish and peacenik, a wide spectrum of Israelis and Palestinians are implementing their vision for the future without waiting for their leaders – or a peace deal.

'Z for Zachariah' has solid acting but underwhelming dramatics

In a post-apocalyptic survival tale starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, and Chris Pine, director Craig Zobel effectively sets all its surface parts in motion but doesn't sufficiently develop the turbulent undercurrent of tension and intrigue that are called for.

More than 1 in 6 children are obese: How parents and teachers can help

Toddler obesity has declined, say CDC officials, but obesity rates for children and youth remain at 17.5 percent.

Supermoon: When and where to see it

This weekend the moon will reach its full phase while also nearing its closest point to Earth in its orbit, creating views of a 'supermoon.'

A year in a bubble: NASA begins most ambitious Mars-analog mission yet

A team of six NASA scientists begin a 365-day isolation experiment simulating life on Mars. How soon will a crewed mission be a reality?

Death of a young black man in a Virginia prison sparks outrage

Jamycheal Mitchell allegedly stole $5 worth of junk food from a 7-11. Four months later, he was found dead in a jail cell.

Can lessons from Plains reach beyond Mr. Jimmy's Sunday School class?

Plains Ga., Jimmy Carter’s hometown, is seeing renewed interest – partly because the values that the town embodies – hard work, duty, grace, faith, dignity, and equality – are counterpoints to a country divided over race, class, and opportunity.

Rare (and adorable!) snow leopard cubs born at Chicago zoo

Chicago's Brookfield Zoo has released the first images of two rare snow leopard cubs, born in June.

Dashing hopes, Egypt sentences Canadian journalist to 3 years in prison

Mohamed Fahmy, the former Cairo bureau chief of Al Jazeera English, was found guilty of terrorism-related charges, along with two other journalists. Many have viewed the charges and the trial as a sham.

Ten years after Katrina's wrath, Biloxi is a patchwork of hope and recovery

Last year, the Mississippi Gulf Coast finally edged ahead of its pre-Katrina population, and Biloxi is showing clear signs of progress. But the farther west you go, the closer to Katrina’s 'ground zero,' the bleaker the picture becomes.

From church bells to concerts: How 'unbowed and unbroken' New Orleans memorializes Katrina

Katrina's force and flooding ultimately caused more than 1,800 deaths and roughly $151 billion in damage across Mississippi and Louisiana.

Can Joe Biden, once heir apparent, reclaim Democrats' attention?

Hillary Clinton has spent years locking up support from the Democratic Party's leadership, so rather than inheriting his party's machine, Joe Biden would have to find a way to take it back.

Wall Street roller coaster: Is the 'scary' ride over?

The US stock market had a wild week, with two days of free fall followed by a sharp rebound. The market ended the week higher, but is on course for its worst month in more than three years.

Top 10 most globally minded colleges

US News & World Report recently revealed their 2015 Best Global Universities ranking. Based on global research performance including research reputation, number of Ph.D.s and publications, the ranking focuses more on the faculty than on the students.

We decided to highlight the top ten globally minded schools; schools that value the importance of an immersive study abroad program that teaches students 21st century skills for interacting and building relationships with people from different cultures. This ranks the colleges and universities with the highest levels of student participation in study abroad. 

Southern justice now comes with diplomas

Georgia has led the way in prison reform in the South, including $12 million for education. On one hot morning this summer, 19 prisoners in the state celebrated becoming high school graduates.

There's a Humvee replacement on the way

Humvees have served the US military since 1984, but a new vehicle has stepped up to take its place. 

Why in-store pickup is gaining popularity

In-store pickup isn't necessarily any more efficient than buying in-store, but more and more retailers are adding it, and customers are using it. What's the appeal?

US and Turkey not helping Syria, let the yuan fluctuate, Japan's WWII apology, US not able to handle challenge of climate change

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Boffins unveil open source GPU
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:56:09 GMT

Benchmarks today, real hardware tomorrow?

It's a kitten rather than a roar right now, but if the MIAOW project unveiled at last week's Hot Chips conference can get legs, the next year could see the launch of the world's first “open GPU”.…

US to stage F-35-versus-Warthog bake-off in 2018
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:31:38 GMT

Hipsters to take on steampunks

US brass-hats have decided when the F-35 “Joint Strike Fighter” will finally be ready to take on the ancient A10 “Warthog”: in another three years, give or take a little.…

Ruskie ICS hacker drops nine holes in popular Siemens power plant kit
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:56:05 GMT

WinCC HMI control platform used in Natanz, Large Hadron Collider.

Ilya Karpov of Russian security outfit Positive Technologies has reported nine vulnerabilities in Siemens industrial control system kit used in critical operations from petrochemical labs and power plants up to the Large Hadron Collider.…

Linux Foundation releases PARANOID internal infosec guide
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:56:09 GMT

Workstation security tips for system administrators.

Linux Foundation project director Konstantin Ryabitsev has publicly-released the penguinistas' internal hardening requirements to help sysadmins and other paranoid tech bods and system administrators secure their workstations.…

Boffins laugh at Play Store bonehead security with instant app checker
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:56:06 GMT

Your malicious payload is cool with Google, just call it something else.

An armada of university researchers have devised a novel method of detecting malicious applications on Android app, and by way of demonstration have dug up 127,429 shady software offerings, including some bearing exploits for a whopping 20 zero days.…

Friday beers scam up 240 percent, inflicts $1.2 billion in damages
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:56:09 GMT

Quick and quiet transfers as HR bods rush to pub.

Fake email supplier scams are booming and have inflicted $1.2 billion in damages to businesses globally in the past year according to the FBI.…

Cisco ISE carries HTML authentication bug
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:56:12 GMT

Web portal access needs to be restricted

Cisco's identified a bug in its Identity Services Engine: its admin portal doesn't properly authorise HTML requests, and that can let an attacker see custom pages an admin has created.…

NASA names New Horizons' next target
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:56:06 GMT

Just another BEEELLION miles to go before probe reaches interesting Kuiper Belt object

NASA has tentatively named the next target for its New Horizons' probe.…

NVIDIA reveals GPUs for blade servers, Linux desktop support
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:56:11 GMT

VDI-focussed for now, but the street finds its own use for things

VMworld 2015 NVIDIA has announced the second version of its Grid desktop virtualisation software, complete with a pair of GPUs for blade servers.…

Slip-streaming Tesla, Oz battery-maker plots home-biz launch
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:56:07 GMT

Redflow tweaks telco electron-buckets to take on Tesla

Australian battery researcher and manufacturer Redflow is hoping to get a jump on Tesla, prepping its own entry into the residential battery market.…

Dropbox DROPS BOX as service GOES TITSUP worldwide
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:14:41 GMT

Finger trouble? Firm blames routine maintenance on downtime cockup

Dropbox suffered a major outage across the globe today – the company blamed "routine internal maintenance" for the significant wobble, which appears to be ongoing.…

Don't go breaking my shrimp: Boffin names crustacean after Elton John's appendage
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:05:42 GMT

We want what you've been smoking, doc

Elton John's appearance as the Pinball Wizard in the 1975 movie Tommy has inspired a scientist to name a newly-discovered crustacean after the British rock star.…

In redneck heaven, internet outages are the American Way
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:03:51 GMT

We're Deep South and something rather odd took out a fibre optic cable

On-Call Welcome again to On-Call, our regular reader-contributed tale in which we reveal the odd things you've been asked to do at all hours.…

So, was it really the Commies that caused the early 20th Century inequality collapse?
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:00:04 GMT

Or summat else entirely?

Worstall @ the Weekend What with both the Corbynistas and Sandersistas on their various sides of the pond bringing back into the political mainstream the somewhat discredited ideas of state directed economies and socialism lite, perhaps it's time to have a look at one of the arguments used to bolster those ideas.…

US trade watchdog deep-sixes patent infringement claim against Microsoft
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 18:38:15 GMT

InterDigital ain't 'appy with ITC decision

Microsoft has swerved a potentially crushing blow to its vanishingly small mobile biz, after a US watchdog swiped away a request to block the import of its Lumia handsets into the country.…

Boffins clock MONSTER BLACK HOLES inside quasar-hosting galaxy near Earth
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:22:17 GMT

Double-trouble collision a few 100,000 years away, apparently

Scientists have spotted two central black holes raging and skating around each other in Markarian 231 (Mrk 231) – the nearest galaxy to Earth that hosts a quasar.…

Jeep Cherokee 2.2: Capable, comfortable ... but just not very Jeep
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:01:13 GMT

So Italian it probably has Venetian glass

Vulture at the wheel Ever since Fiat became FCA – Fiat Chrysler Automotive – there has been something a bit incongruous about the mix of brands. An Italian Jeep takes a bit of getting used to. Refined ride, exceptionally nice leather, a responsive automatic gearbox, multi-link rear suspension.…

Uber pulls up to the bumper, plonks Jeep hackers into driving seat
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:46:41 GMT

Make driver-free cars more secure? Good luck with that!

Uber has hired two security researchers as it shifts gears on its biz strategy with plans to develop driver-free cars.…

Black and blue: The rise of the riotous Richard Pryor
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:01:08 GMT

Paradigm puncher ... Is It Something I Said? hits 40

Feature Readers are advised that a number of the video clips featured in this article contain colourful language of a NSFW nature.

FORKING BitcoinXT: Is it really a coup or just more crypto-FUD?
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 09:00:10 GMT

Let's unleash a new craptocurrency

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Bitcoin is about to fork off. Too forking right, some of you may cheer. But a great many Bitcoin “users” – miners, developers, retailers and spenders – are against the idea. If you ask them about it, they’ll tell you they don’t like being forked about. Some of them say they couldn’t be forked.…

Company in shambles, marriages ruined. My work here is done, says Ashley Madison CEO
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:33:20 GMT

Noel Biderman quits hacked biz

Noel Biderman has quit as chief exec of Avid Life Media, the parent of adultery website Ashley Madison. If you can't think why, or don't know what Ashley Madison is by now, then you must have been living under a rock for the past month – and we'd be grateful if you could let us join you.…

Baltimore lawyers vow to review 2,000 FBI Stingray snoop cases
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:11:39 GMT

Why yes, we do bill by the hour... why do you ask?

Defense attorneys in Baltimore, US, are planning to reexamine 2,000 police arrests made with the assistance of Stingray – the cellphone surveillance equipment that identifies and logs mobile device owners within range.…

Associated Press sues FBI for impersonating its site to install spyware
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:01:23 GMT

Meanwhile, the EFF learns: in Russia, government malware pwns you!

The Associated Press is suing the FBI over allegations government agents used a fake news story to plant malware on the PCs of suspected criminals.…

Drum roll, please .... Results are in for the collective noun for security vulns
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:51:58 GMT

It's a fix! A security fix!

We've closed the poll, and the results for our attempts to weed out candidates for a collective noun for security vulnerabilities are in.…

India, Myanmar lead the way as mobile bandwidth consumption mushrooms
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:02:13 GMT

Number of mobile subs hits 7.2 billion (well, 4.9 billion really)

Mobile data usage is exploding. In an update to its Mobility Report, Ericsson said mobile broadband subscriptions had passed three billion in Q2 2015, and the year-on-year traffic growth for the same period is 55 per cent.…

Startup BlueData in the green after pocketing millions from Intel et al
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:33:04 GMT

Here comes 'Hadoop-as-a-Service'

Big data startup BlueData has to get bigger pockets; it’s just trousered $20m in C-round funding from Intel Capital, existing investors and a secret strategic investor.…

Germany to fork out BEELLLIONS for farmers' broadband
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:47:05 GMT

Companies getting assistance with infrastructure

Under-investing cable companies in Germany are to get a €2.7bn hand-out to bring high-speed broadband to the countryside.…

Spaniard claims WWII WAR HERO pigeon code crack. Explain please
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:28:09 GMT

Come on, give it up and let Speckled Jim rest in peace

A 22-year old Spaniard claims that he's cracked a previously unsolved WWII coded message. Others have claimed this before and there's nothing particularly solid to back up the latest effort, but let's have a look at it anyway.…

NCA arrests six Lizard Squad users after gaming firms, retailers targetted
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:58:08 GMT

Officers also visiting 50 addresses for a quiet word

The National Crime Agency has arrested six users of a Lizard Squad DDoS attack tool, which had been used against a national newspaper, a school, gaming companies, and a number of online retailers.…

Vodafone: Dammit Britain, your emergency services need 4G!
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:32:49 GMT

Incidentally, we provide a pretty comprehensive data network

Despite not being part of the bid to supply the future Emergency Services Network, Vodafone wants to see public services using its 4G, and has commissioned a YouGov survey (something companies do when they want to put numbers in press releases) of front line workers, such as police officers, nurses, and social workers.…

Win10 Insider build 10532: Avoid if you run Chrome 64-bit
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:39:08 GMT

A few tweaks, but what is MS doing about top feature requests and bug reports?

Microsoft has released Build 10532 of Windows 10 as an “Insider” preview.…

Storage boosters: Six mSATA format SSDs on test
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:25:07 GMT

Back-to-school hand-me-down upgrade time

Product Round-up The M.2 format for SSDs seems to be hogging all the headlines of late and the form factor may well be the future for storage for thin and light notebooks, tablets and nano-sized PCs. Yet the market is still gearing up to support it, so devices that can accommodate the format are still pretty thin on the ground, albeit improving all the time.…

Administrator tries to squeeze blood out of Stone Computers' parent
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:10:10 GMT

Pre-pack agreed for Stone Topco but rival bid expected

Exclusive Senior execs at financially strapped Stone Computers Ltd (SCL) have bid £28.43m to buy the business in a pre-packaged sale after placing the parent company Stone Bidco into administration.…

Channel surfers and the irresistible rise of Content Delivery Networks
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:57:05 GMT

When load balancing just won't cut it

Fastly, a four-year-old content delivery network start-up, this month landed $75m in venture funding.…

Google watchers react furiously to ad flinger’s competition case defence
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:39:06 GMT

You can't just point at Amazon and eBay!

“The data mentioned in Google’s blog is frankly suspicious," or so said Thomas Vinje, legal counsel for FairSearch Europe – a group of organisations lobbying against the ad flinger's online search dominance – in response to Google’s defence of its EU anti-trust case yesterday.…

Manchester skeptics annexed in hostile digital power grab
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:23:08 GMT

Meetup.com takeover by mysterious 'Sophie' reveals flaws in site organisation rules

The Greater Manchester Skeptics Society (GMSS) has been obliged to start up a new group on Meetups.com, after someone with a very different agenda took over its profile on the social networking site.…

Computacenter CEO: Currency headwind? Yep, that hurt alright
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:08:31 GMT

But Brit sub strikes back to steady top line, and RDC sale beefs up profits

For a business, not losing sales ground in these uncertain economic times might be considered something of an achievement in itself. If so, Computacenter bosses will be downing celebratory doubles this morn.…

Violin's breakeven within reach, but revenues still falling
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:37:11 GMT

There’s only so much lipstick you can put on this pig

It's like looking at a drawing of an iceberg when you know the bulk of it is under water; Violin Memory's revenues and net income I mean. Look at all that red ink below the profit waterline!…

Mass redundancy marathon nearly over at HP
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:03:08 GMT

Brit heads to roll over the finish line... mostly in Enterprise Services

HP is making what looks to be a final round of UK redundancies before it breaks apart and is seeking volunteers to jump rather than be pushed.…

BACS Bank Holiday BALLS UP borks 275,000 payments
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:34:11 GMT

Employees left cashless. Planning to go away this weekend? Not anymore

Update III Potentially millions of employees expecting to be paid ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend have been left without their salaries due to a cockup with the Bankers' Automated Clearing Services (BACS) payment system.…

Wow, Barcelona really has a problem with tech disruptors. Watch out Airbnb
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:02:05 GMT

Another pillar of the 'sharing economy' in the city's crosshairs

Fresh from sending the Uber question* to the European Court of Justice, it appears the city of Barcelona is now spoiling for a fight with another tech disruptor – this time lodgings lister Airbnb.…

Honor 7 – heir apparent to the mid-range Android crown
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:21:22 GMT

Huawei's nicely honed handset with nowt left out

Review With a starting price of £249, the Honor 7 is a quality phone that offers astonishing value for money: and it could be a genuine game-changer for how people buy phones. Not only is it (comfortably) the standout product in its price range, it also has the kind of features associated with much more expensive models, and a few unique tricks of its own that make it nicer to use.…

Another chance to win a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:05:13 GMT

It's a web-based competition with a spider in it

Caption Competition In an act of supreme kindness, we are giving you another chance to win a 6TB Western Digital Hard Drive – in this week’s Vulture Caption Competition.…

Met Police to slash hundreds of IT jobs, hands 216m outsourcing gig to Steria
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 07:35:06 GMT

'Majority' of 440 techies transferring to Steria to be axed

Hundreds of back office IT jobs at the Metropolitan Police Service are to be made redundant under a ten-year £216m outsourcing deal with Steria, which will see service delivery moved out of the capital.…

Spooks, plod and security industry join to chase bank hacker
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:57:05 GMT

Perp known as 'DD4BC' has some serious heat on his or her tail, with worse to come

A group of security boffins have joined police and intelligence spooks in a clandestine mission to identify those behind distributed denial of service (DDoS) extortion attacks against major banks.…

New low for humanity: ONE BEELLION lost souls log on to Facebook in one day
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:29:10 GMT

Free content ad network reveals Siri-slaying shopbot named 'M'

Humanity reached a new low point last Monday, 24 August: on that day a billion of your fellow homo sapiens logged on to Facebook, which subsequently decided humans can't be trusted to do their own shopping.…

What time is it Oxford Dictionaries? How about almost ‘beer o’clock’
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:03:04 GMT

We Vultures will all drink to the latest online vocab update

The online tentacle of Oxford Dictionaries has earned itself some big up rispek from El Reg by including "beer o'clock" in its latest quarterly update of new terms muscling their way into our beloved lingo.…

Google robo-car suffers brain freeze after seeing hipster cyclist
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 05:31:05 GMT

Devs try for frantic in-car fix as cyclist stands still

A cyclist riding a fixed-gear bike claims to have brought a Google robo-car to a standstill.…

Malvertising maniac messes MSN, serves corrupted creative
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:57:11 GMT

Yahoo! appetiser, HuffPo for mains, and MSN for desert.

A chap who might just be the world's worst malvertising marauder has popped MSN, potentially compromising some of the site's 10 million daily visitors with an exploit kit so capable it p0wns almost half of those who encounter it.…

Rackspace looks to have bypassed vCloud Director upgrade
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:58:06 GMT

Signs with cashed-up upstart AirVM for Virtzilla-powered cloud management

Rackspace has decided to manage its VMware cloud with software from upstart AirVM.…


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NASA's New Horizons post-Pluto target is just a billion miles away
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:27:35 GMT

If a mission extension is approved, the New Horizons spacecraft will take a short jaunt to a mysterious icy object in the Kuiper Belt.









Netflix won't renew movie licensing pact with Epix
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:59:24 GMT

Move is part of the streaming service's efforts to use original programming to attract new subscribers.









Billionaire who sold Minecraft to Microsoft is sad and lonely
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:00:08 GMT

Technically Incorrect: In a series of tweets, Markus Persson says he's never felt more isolated.









The only way to avoid hangover is to drink less, study says
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:10:09 GMT

Technically Incorrect: Water doesn't help, neither does eating fatty foods. This is the conclusion of a repeat study of drunken university students.









To stop next spam king, Facebook program helps firms share security info
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:28:34 GMT

The company's ThreatExchange program hopes to break longstanding barriers to companies talking about the cybersecurity threats they face. Early indications show they're willing to play along.









Amazon developing TV show based on cult sci-fi flick 'Galaxy Quest'
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:22:47 GMT

Never give up, never surrender! A TV series based on the cult comedy film is reportedly in the works from Amazon Studios, with the original creators on-board.









Do excellent deals on new smartphones even exist?
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:00:05 GMT

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon helps a reader figure out where he can get a good deal on a new smartphone.









KitchenAid loads range with bonus features (pictures)
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:00:02 GMT

The $2,599 KitchenAid KFDD500ESS has a little something for every type of home cook: a gas stovetop, an electric double oven, a convection fan and a steam-bake option.









From disc to device: Under Blu-ray's next Digital Bridge
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:45:03 GMT

The promise of a simple way to watch your DVD and Blu-ray discs on your phone or tablet has long eluded studios. Now the upcoming Ultra HD Blu-ray format has a new method called Digital Bridge. Will it work?









Electronics-sniffing dog found thumb drive with ex-Subway pitchman's porn stash
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:33:18 GMT

Technically Incorrect: Jared Fogle, who pleaded guilty to child pornography charges, had his porn collection discovered by a dog whose nose can differentiate between a thumb drive and an iPad.









Yellowstone comment card shows guest isn't smarter than the average bear
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:20:16 GMT

An image that's gone viral shows what's allegedly a visitor's request that the park train its wild bears to make appearances for guests. Why not teach them to juggle and ride unicycles as well?









Popping champagne cork causes emergency landing of jet
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 18:38:36 GMT

Technically Incorrect: A member of the cabin crew opens a champagne bottle. The cork flies into the plane's ceiling. The oxygen masks drop. Oh, woe.









Flamboyant Tesla Watch steampunkifies your wrist
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 18:31:56 GMT

Calling all steampunk adventurers, pirates, scientists and Victorian ladies. Your outrageously large vacuum-tube-decorated wrist watch has arrived.









Top chips exec Weili Dai sees 'hopeful' future for women in tech (Q&A)
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:26:02 GMT

Dai, co-founder of chipmaker Marvell and one of the US' wealthiest women, says that with a better ecosystem of support and encouragement, women will be able to contribute their natural talents to tech.









What if 'Back to the Future Part II' were set in 2045 instead of 2015?
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 16:59:38 GMT

We're currently living in the year imagined by the classic sci-fi flick, but what would another sequel look like if it envisioned the future 30 years from today?









8 sci-fi ideas that might become science fact pretty soon (pictures)
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:00:03 GMT

We're still not holding our breath for ubiquitous hoverboards or flying cars, but we could soon see a breathing woolly mammoth. Plus, seven other crazy things that sound impossible today.









Your phone is too big: Our favorite videos of the week
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:00:04 GMT

A roundup of our favorite CNET videos covering news, gadgets and more.









Inside Google's master plan for faster, sharper streaming video
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 09:26:43 GMT

Google is working on a new technology called VP10 that will allow it to squeeze higher-quality video over broadband and mobile networks. And thanks to patent issues with a rival standard, it has a chance to catch on.









See what it's like to get smacked by a grizzly bear in this GoPro video
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:44:12 GMT

Need an image to spark your nightmares tonight? This first-person video of a grizzly bear taking a swipe at a camera with its gigantic claws should do the trick.









XCOM 2 delayed until 2016
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:22:08 GMT

Originally slated to launch in November, the PC game is now coming in February 2016.










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Brain Cancer Claims Horror Maestro Wes Craven At 76
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:33:00 GMT

New submitter JamesA writes: Wes Craven, the famed writer-director of horror films known for the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream movies, died Sunday after a battle with brain cancer. He was 76. Though he's far less known as a novelist than for his various horror film jobs (writer, director, producer, actor ...), Craven also wrote a few books; I can't vouch for "Coming of Rage," but "Fountain Society" is pretty solid speculative fiction. Wikipedia notes that Craven also "designed the Halloween 2008 logo for Google, and was the second celebrity personality to take over the YouTube homepage on Halloween."

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F-35 To Face Off Against A-10 In CAS Test
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:46:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Lara Seligman from Defense News reports that the capabilities of the Joint Strike Fighter are to be evaluated for close-air support (CAS) missions. She writes, "To gauge the joint strike fighter's ability to perform in a close-air support role, the Pentagon's top weapons tester has declared the sleek new fighter jet must face off against the lumbering A-10. The Pentagon's Office of Operational Test and Evaluation plans to pit the full-up F-35 against the legacy A-10 Warthog and potentially other fighter jets to evaluate the next-generation aircraft's ability to protect soldiers on the ground."

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CenturyLink Takes $3B In Subsidies For Building Out Rural Broadband
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:55:00 GMT

New submitter club77er writes with a link to a DSL Reports article outlining some hefty subsidies (about $3 billion, all told) that CenturyLink has signed up to receive, in exchange for expanding its coverage to areas considered underserved: According to the CenturyLink announcement, the telco will take $500 million a year for six years from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s Connect America Fund (CAF). In exchange, it will expand broadband to approximately 1.2 million rural households and businesses in 33 states. While the FCC now defines broadband as 25 Mbps down, these subsidies require that the deployed services be able to provide speeds of at least 10 Mbps down.

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NSF Makes It Rain: $722K Award To Evaluate Microsoft-Backed TEALS
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:49:00 GMT

theodp writes: Microsoft has $92 billion in cash parked offshore, so it's kind of surprising to see a $722K National Science Foundation award is going towards validating the efficacy of Microsoft TEALS, the pet program of CEO Satya Nadella that sends volunteer software engineers with no teaching experience into high schools to teach kids and their teachers computer science. Among its Program Changes for 2015, TEALS said it "explicitly commits to provide a core set of curriculum materials that are complete, organized, and adaptable," which should help improve the outcome of the Developing Computer Science Pedagogical Content Knowledge through On-the-Job Learning NSF study schools are being asked to participate in. Meanwhile, CSTUY, a volunteer organization led by experienced CS teachers (including Slashdot user zamansky), finds itself turning to Kickstarter for $25K to fund Saturday Hacking Sessions. So, as Microsoft-backed Code.org — which has also attracted NSF award money to validate its CS program — is fond of saying: What's wrong with this picture? (To be fair to TEALS: it may have Microsoft backing, but it's not strictly a Microsoft effort, and also started out as a pure volunteer effort, as founder Kevin Wang explained earlier this year.)

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Assange Says Harrods Assisting Metro Police in 'Round-the-Clock Vigil'
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:51:00 GMT

The Daily Mail reports that Julian Assange seems to have yet another foe (or at least friend of a foe) watching persistently while he stays put in the Ecuadorean embassy in London: Harrod's Department Store. The Metro Police, according to Assange, have developed a relationship with the store, and are using that relationship to facilitate their full-time observation of his roosting place in the embassy. When the founder of Wikileaks says, "We have obtained documents from Harrods [saying that] police have people stationed 24 hours a day in some of the opposing buildings Harrods controls," it seems likely that those documents actually exist.

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Neurologist and Author Oliver Sacks Dead at 82
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:46:00 GMT

Physician, writer and humanist Oliver Sacks has died of cancer at age 82. Sacks was famous for "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" and other books, including his account in "Awakenings" (later made into a well-recieved film) of administering treatment which resulted in several patients emerging from their comas. The Guardian reports: When he revealed that he had terminal cancer, Sacks quoted one of his favourite philosophers, David Hume. On discovering that he was mortally ill at 65, Hume wrote: “I now reckon upon a speedy dissolution. I have suffered very little pain from my disorder; and what is more strange, have, notwithstanding the great decline of my person, never suffered a moment’s abatement of my spirits. I possess the same ardour as ever in study, and the same gaiety in company. “I am ... a man of mild dispositions, of command of temper, of an open, social, and cheerful humour, capable of attachment, but little susceptible of enmity, and of great moderation in all my passions.”

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Linux Kernel 4.2 Released
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:48:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: The Linux 4.2 kernel is now available. This kernel is one of the biggest kernel releases in recent times and introduces rewrites of some of the kernel's Intel Assembly x86 code, new ARM board support, Jitter RNG improvements, queue spinlocks, the new AMDGPU kernel driver, NCQ TRIM handling, F2FS per-file encryption, and many other changes to benefit most Linux users.

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"Hack" Typeface Is Open Source, Easy On the IDEs
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:48:00 GMT

Ars Technica writes that "At SourceFoundry.org this week, programmer Chris Simpkins debuted the 2.0 version of Hack, an open-source typeface designed specifically for use in source code." The revamped font is "characterized by a large x-height, wide aperture, and low contrast design in order to be 'highly legible' at common coding text sizes," and the font specimen shows how legible it is right down to downright tiny sizes, though Simpkins says the sweet spot is between 8 and 12 pixels. Hack's roots are in the libre, open source typeface community, and the project expands upon the contributions of the Bitstream Vera & DejaVu projects. ... Simpkins has been working on the project throughout 2015, and he tweeted that this latest version includes "new open type features, changes in weights, significant changes in spacing, Powerline glyphs, and more." The typeface now comes with four font styles: Regular, Bold, Oblique, and Bold Oblique.

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Ask Slashdot: Suggestions For Taking a Business Out Into the Forest?
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:55:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: I'm a huge fan of primitive survival reality TV. I am also self-employed in web troubleshooting and hosting services. I have to be available 24/7, but a lot of my work is just being online for a few minutes at a time. I often think about taking my business 'outdoors', camping, 3-7 days or so at a time — but staying online. Has anyone had experience with this? How did you do it, in terms of internet connectivity and portable power? Satellite internet or long distance Wi-Fi antennaes and a very tall pole? I've looked at some portable power stations with solar attachments, but the idea of hand-cranking to recharge if it's overcast isn't fun, after all, the point is to relax. But I'm willing to manually recharge if it's realistic (would prefer pedaling though!) I happen to have a Toughbook CF-52 (I just thought it was cool) but I may need to replace that with a more eco-friendly laptop as well. Thanks!

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AMD's R9 Fury On Open-Source: Prepare for Disappointment, For Now
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:50:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: With Linux 4.3 AMD is adding the initial open-source driver for the R9 Fury graphics cards. Unfortunate for Linux gamers, the R9 Fury isn't yet in good shape on the open-source driver and it's not good with the Catalyst Linux driver either as previously discussed. With the initial code going into Linux 4.3, the $550 R9 Fury runs slower than graphics cards like the lower-cost and older R7 370 and HD 7950 GPUs, since AMD's open-source developers haven't yet found the time to implement power management / re-clocking support. The R9 Fury also only advertises OpenGL 3.0 support while the hardware is GL4.5-capable and the other open-source AMD GCN driver ships OpenGL 4.1. It doesn't look like AMD has any near-term R9 Fury Linux fix for either driver, but at least their older hardware is performing well with the open-source code.

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The Coming Terrorist Threat From Autonomous Vehicles
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:36:00 GMT

HughPickens.com writes: Alex Rubalcava writes that autonomous vehicles are the greatest force multiplier to emerge in decades for criminals and terrorists and open the door for new types of crime not possible today. According to Rubalcava, the biggest barrier to carrying out terrorist plans until now has been the risk of getting caught or killed by law enforcement so that only depraved hatred, or religious fervor has been able to motivate someone to take on those risks as part of a plan to harm other people. "A future Timothy McVeigh will not need to drive a truck full of fertilizer to the place he intends to detonate it," writes Rubalcava. "A burner email account, a prepaid debit card purchased with cash, and an account, tied to that burner email, with an AV car service will get him a long way to being able to place explosives near crowds, without ever being there himself." A recent example is instructive. Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were identified by an examination of footage from numerous private security cameras that were recording the crowd in downtown Boston during the Marathon. Imagine if they could have dispatched their bombs in the trunk of a car that they were never in themselves? Catching them might have been an order of magnitude more difficult than it was. According to Rubalcava the reaction to the first car bombing using an AV is going to be massive, and it's going to be stupid. There will be calls for the government to issue a stop to all AV operations, much in the same way that the FAA made the unprecedented order to ground 4,000-plus planes across the nation after 9/11. "But unlike 9/11, which involved a decades-old transportation infrastructure, the first AV bombing will use an infrastructure in its infancy, one that will be much easier to shut down" says Rubalcava. "That shutdown could stretch from temporary to quasi-permanent with ease, as security professionals grapple with the technical challenge of distinguishing between safe, legitimate payloads and payloads that are intended to harm." (And don't forget The Dead Pool.)

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Lights, Camera, Experiment!
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:33:00 GMT

theodp writes: The New Yorker's Jamie Holmes takes a look at How Methods Videos Are Making Science Smarter, helping scientists replicate elaborate experiments in a way that the text format of traditional journals simply can't. The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE), for instance, is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that now has a database of more than four thousand videos that are usually between ten and fifteen minutes long, ranging in subject from biology and chemistry to neuroscience and medicine. "Complexity was always an issue," JOVE co-founder, Moshe Pritsker explains. "Even when biology was a much smaller enterprise, it relied on a degree of specialized craft in the laboratory. But, since the end of the nineties, we've seen a huge influx of new technologies into biology: genomics, proteomics, technologies like microarrays, complex genetic methods, and sophisticated microscopy and imaging techniques." And, as the popularity of the decidedly non-peer reviewed Crazy Russian Hacker's YouTube videos shows, methods videos aren't just for research scientists.

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Magnet-Steered Nano-Fish Could Deliver Drugs and Sweep Body Toxins
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:29:00 GMT

dkatana writes: David Warner writes on InformationWeek how "nanoengineers" from UC San Diego have created microscopic fish powered by hydrogen peroxide that use magnets to steer themselves. "The "fish" are powerful enough to swim through your bloodstream, removing toxins or bringing medicine directly to crucial parts of your body, as cells in your blood stream do. Given enough time, the fish could be used to deliver drugs directly to cancer tumors or parts of your body that are too fragile for surgery."

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Chris Christie Proposes Tracking Immigrants the Way FedEx Tracks Packages
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:30:00 GMT

PolygamousRanchKid submits the news that New Jersey governor (and Republican presidential candidate) Chris Christie said yesterday that he would, if elected president, create a system to track foreign visitors the way FedEx tracks packages. The NYT writes: Mr. Christie, who is far back in the pack of candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, said at a campaign event in New Hampshire that he would ask the chief executive of FedEx, Frederick W. Smith, to devise the tracking system."At any moment, FedEx can tell you where that package is. It's on the truck. It's at the station. It's on the airplane," Mr. Christie told the crowd in Laconia, N.H. "Yet we let people come to this country with visas, and the minute they come in, we lose track of them." He added: "We need to have a system that tracks you from the moment you come in." Adds the submitter: "I'm sure foreign tourist will be amused when getting a bar code sticker slapped on their arm."

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A FreeBSD "Spork" With Touches of NeXT and OS X: NeXTBSD
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:22:00 GMT

There are a lot of open source operating systems out there; being open source, they lend themselves to forks, clones or near clones, and friendly offshoots. There are even services to let you customize, download, and (if you choose) bulk-install your own OS based on common components. Phoronix notes a new project called NeXTBSD that might turn more heads than most new open source OSes, in part because of the developers behind it, and in part because of the positive thoughts many people have toward the aesthetics of NeXTSTEP and Mac OS X. (And while it might be a fork of FreeBSD, the developers would rather call it a spork, instead.) NeXTBSD was announced last week by Jordan Hubbard and Kip Macy at the Bay Area FreeBSD Users Group (BAFUG). NeXTBSD / FreeBSD X is based on the FreeBSD-CURRENT kernel while adding in Mach IPC, Libdispatch, notifyd, asld, launchd, and other components derived from Apple's open-source code for OS X. The basic launchd/notifyd/asld/libdispatch stack atop their "fork" of FreeBSD is working along with other basic components of their new design. You can watch a recording of the announcement as well as a longer introduction linked from Phoronix's story.

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Malaysia Blocking Websites Based On Political Content
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 06:12:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: A few days ago Slashdot carried a piece of news from Malaysia whereby [news] websites based in Malaysia must be registered. Now comes the news that Malaysia is actively blocking websites which carry political opinion contrary to those of the ruling elite. Granted, Malaysia is no US of A nor Europe, but the world must understand that Malaysia is the only country in the world where racial apartheid laws are still being actively practiced — and have received endorsement from the ruling elite which has controlled Malaysia for the past 58 years. (Wikipedia lists some other candidates for modern-day apartheid in its entry on Contemporary segregation.)

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Do We Need More Emojis?
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 03:09:00 GMT

mikejuk writes to note that the Unicode Consortium has accepted 38 new emoji characters as candidates for Unicode 9.0, including characters depicting bacon and a duck."Why could we possibly need a duck? Many of the new characters are the 'other half' of gender-matched pairs, so the Dancer emoji (which is usually rendered as Apple's salsa dancing woman) gets a Man Dancing emoji, who frankly looks like a cross between John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever and your dad at the wedding disco. ... Other additions include carrot, cucumber, and avocado, and bacon. ... The list of additions is rounded off with new animal emojis. Some are the 'missing' zodiac symbols (lion and crab). Others are as baffling as ever – is there *really* a demand for a mallard duck? Sorry: it's in fact a drake!

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New Horizons' New Target: Kuiper Belt Ice Chunk 2014 MU69
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 23:43:00 GMT

Vox reports on the next target destination for NASA's New Horizons probe, an ice chunk in the Kuiper Belt designated 2014 MU69. The plan is not yet final; like any space mission, complications are bound to come up. But if this selection sticks, New Horizons should reach 2014 MU69 in 2019. (Re/Code has the story, too.)

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MIAOW Open Source GPU Debuts At Hot Chips
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 22:40:00 GMT

alexvoica writes: The first general-purpose graphics processor (GPGPU) now available as open-source RTL was unveiled at the Hot Chips event. Although the GPGPU is in an early and relatively crude stage, it is another piece of an emerging open-source hardware platform, said Karu Sankaralingam, an associate professor of computer science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sankaralingam led the team that designed the Many-core Integrated Accelerator of Wisconsin (MIAOW). A 12-person team developed the MIAOW core in 36 months. Their goal was simply to create a functional GPGPU without setting any specific area, frequency, power or performance goals. The resulting GPGPU uses just 95 instructions and 32 compute units in its current design. It only supports single-precision operations. Students are now adding a graphics pipeline to the design, a job expected to take about six months.

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Cliff Bleszinski's Boss Key Productions Unveils LawBreakers Game Trailer
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:48:00 GMT

MojoKid writes: Boss Key Productions has posted its first trailer of LawBreakers (formerly Project Bluestreak), a futuristic game title that's set to release on multiple platforms in 2016. The trailer shows off some of the characters and classes that you'll have access to on both sides of the law — yes, you'll have to decide whether you're fighting for the law or the lawbreakers. The game's setting is Earth, though not as you know it now. This is a future version of Earth where gravity is busted. The government, in its infinite wisdom, screwed up some testing on the moon and managed to split its surface, an event that came to be known as "The Shattering." Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski is one of the co-founders of Boss Key Productions, the other of which is Arjan Brussee, the main coder behind Jazz Jackrabbit games and a co-founder Guerrilla Games.

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Here Is Your WIRED Star Wars Challenge for Day 119
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:00:38 GMT

Here Is Your WIRED Star Wars Challenge for Day 119

What if Obi-Wan had a do-over?

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Dark Matter May Be More Complex Than Physicists Thought
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:00:32 GMT

Dark Matter May Be More Complex Than Physicists Thought

The physicist James Bullock explains how a complicated “dark sector” of interacting particles may illuminate some puzzling observations of the centers of galaxies.

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Here Is Your WIRED Star Wars Challenge for Day 118
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:00:25 GMT

Here Is Your WIRED Star Wars Challenge for Day 118

Who'll you choose to be in Anakin Skywalker's robes?

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Security News This Week: Oh Good, the Weaponized Police Drones Are Here
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:00:52 GMT

Security News This Week: Oh Good, the Weaponized Police Drones Are Here

Each week we round up the news stories that we didn’t break or cover in depth at WIRED, but which deserve your attention nonetheless.

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While You Were Offline: Everything You Know About Friends Is Wrong!
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:00:51 GMT

While You Were Offline: Everything You Know About Friends Is Wrong!

Your life's a joke, you're broke, so why not catch up everything you missed on the Internet this week?

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Black Lives Matter Inspired This Chilling Fantasy Novel
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:00:45 GMT

Black Lives Matter Inspired This Chilling Fantasy Novel

N.K. Jemisin's life experience differs greatly from that of most fantasy authors, and it's reflected in her work, which is as exciting as it is non-traditional.

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High-Tech Emergency Shelter Looks Straight Out of Star Wars
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:00:39 GMT

High-Tech Emergency Shelter Looks Straight Out of Star Wars

The Exo completely reimagines what an emergency shelter can be. It's idealistic, but long past due.

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Space Photos of the Week: A Nebula Becomes a Butterfly
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:00:36 GMT

Space Photos of the Week: A Nebula Becomes a Butterfly

Space photos of the week, August 23–29.

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Has Amazon Cracked the Problem With In-App Payments?
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:00:26 GMT

Has Amazon Cracked the Problem With In-App Payments?

In-app payments aren't going away any time soon. But increasingly, alternatives are becoming available that might offer some relief.

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Stunning 3-D Maps Form a Digital Copy of New Orleans
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:00:07 GMT

Stunning 3-D Maps Form a Digital Copy of New Orleans

Extremely detailed digital maps could serve as a blueprint, in case you need to rebuild.

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The Most Compelling Pop Culture to Come Out of Katrina
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10:30:45 GMT

The Most Compelling Pop Culture to Come Out of Katrina

The work that came in the wake of the storm's destruction was integral to our grieving, and our ultimate resilience.

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The New Tech of Disaster Response, From Apps to Aqua-Drones
published: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10:00:50 GMT

The New Tech of Disaster Response, From Apps to Aqua-Drones

In the decade since Hurricane Katrina, federal and state governments have tried to make disaster response more efficient with new tech and new policies.

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Former Gears of War Director Shows Off a Wild New Shooter
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:51:47 GMT

Former Gears of War Director Shows Off a Wild New Shooter

LawBreakers is a free-to-play shooter from Cliff Bleszinski's new studio, Boss Key Games.

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Gadget Lab Podcast: Can Amazon Make Non-Crummy Gadgets?
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:40:39 GMT

Gadget Lab Podcast: Can Amazon Make Non-Crummy Gadgets?

This week, the hosts discuss Amazon's hardware business, the agony of the cable-cutter, and the ethics of using Uber.

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Go See Turbo Kid. It’s Like Mad Max on BMX Bikes
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:56:53 GMT

Go See Turbo Kid. It’s Like Mad Max on BMX Bikes

If you have a thirst for one more dystopian action flick this summer, we have a suggestion for you.

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Uber Hires the Hackers Who Wirelessly Hijacked a Jeep
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:45:56 GMT

Uber Hires the Hackers Who Wirelessly Hijacked a Jeep

The two researchers will apparently be working on securing Uber's self-driving car of the future.

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NASA Finally Picked New Horizons’ Next Destination
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:42:18 GMT

NASA Finally Picked New Horizons’ Next Destination

New Horizons' next stop will be a Kuiper Belt object named 2014 MU69 nearly a billion miles beyond Pluto.

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NYC’s Taxis Finally Launch an App to Compete With Uber
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:30:59 GMT

NYC’s Taxis Finally Launch an App to Compete With Uber

New York finally gets Uber for taxis by letting you hail a cab from your phone.

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Twitter Wants to Be (Slightly) More Diverse by 2016
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:25:54 GMT

Twitter Wants to Be (Slightly) More Diverse by 2016

Twitter announced its latest diversity goals today. But the company's goals aren't that far off from, well, right now.

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Game|Life Podcast: Metal Gear and Mario Maker Have Taken Over Our Lives
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:02:18 GMT

Game|Life Podcast: Metal Gear and Mario Maker Have Taken Over Our Lives

We're sinking lots of time into two big games on this episode of the Game|Life podcast.

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All of Miley Cyrus' Wildest, Most Outrageous (or Otherwise Naked) Outfits From the 2015 MTV VMAs—Take a Look!
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:51:43 GMT

So that's what a Miley Cyrus awards show looks like. No doubt about it, hosting the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards proved one of Miley's most (if not the most) outrageous gigs yet....

Miley Cyrus' Craziest Moments at the 2015 MTV VMAs (Including That Awkward Onstage Spat With You-Know-Who)
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:45:02 GMT

One of these days, Miley Cyrus will learn to come out of her shell. Just kidding, she was straight bonkers during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards and we loved every minute of it. Her...

2015 MTV Video Music Awards Winners: See the Complete List!
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:43:18 GMT

Oh, what a night!  If nothing else, the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards will go down as one of the most wild—thanks primarily to the nearly naked, uncensored antics of the...

Jill and Jessa Duggar Vow to Bring Awareness to Child Sexual Abuse: This "Shouldn't Be a Taboo Subject"
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:33:00 GMT

Jill Duggar and Jessa Duggar are speaking out once again after Josh Duggar's molestation scandalbecame front-page headlines across the country. In a new commercial-free...

Everyone Is Totally Voting for Kanye West When He Runs for President in 2020
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:50:32 GMT

#YeWeCan #Kanye2020 #KanyeforPresident2020 #InYeezusWeTrust Don't mind us. We're just trying out some hashtags for when Kanye West runs for president of the United States in...

Kanye West Apologizes for Being "Disrespectful" to Taylor Swift During VMAs Acceptance Speech
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:50:00 GMT

Kanye West might have just out Kanye-d himself. The rapper's artistic contributions to the music industry were honored in a big way during Sunday night's MTV Video Music...

Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj & More Stars Took Over the 2015 MTV VMAs in Nearly-Naked Dresses—See the Risqué Getups!
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:42:12 GMT

Less is more, right ladies? Real talk: Naked dresses are hardly groundbreaking anymore—you can thank Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé among others for that—but that...

Here Is Everything You Missed From the 2015 MTV VMAs
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:32:58 GMT

Ahh, the 2015 MTV VMAs didn't disappoint. Feuds were put to rest, and feuds were enflamed. Stars chose to wear outfits, and some chose to go nearly naked (ahem Miley Cyrus). It was everything...

Justin Bieber Is Shirtless and Looking Mighty Fine in "What Do You Mean?" Music Video—Watch Now!
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:18:27 GMT

Justin Bieber is back and looking mighty hot! The 21-year-old make quite a statement with his music video for "What Do You Mean?"which dropped after his MTV Video Music Awards...

Bachelor in Paradise is Exhausting Us: Who's the Worst of the Worst This Week?
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 03:04:42 GMT

Is it time for bed yet? After loving Bachelor in Paradise so much last week, we've now gotten to the point where we're just exhausted. Is Jared putting up with Ashley I?...

Wes Craven Dead at 76: Director Helped Create Scream, Nightmare on Elm Street and Other Horror Films
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:46:00 GMT

Hollywood has lost one very special director. Wes Craven passed away Sunday afternoon after battling brain cancer, his family confirmed to E! News. He was 76 and died at his Los Angeles...

Is Justin Bieber Channeling Kate Gosselin at the 2015 MTV VMAs? Plus, Jared Leto Debuts New Pink Hair on Stage!
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:32:27 GMT

Well, this looks familiar. Are we the only ones getting Kate Gosselin circa 2008 from Justin Bieber's new 'do? (No, no we're not.) The singer stepped out for the 2015 MTV...

Best & Worst Dressed at the 2015 MTV VMAs: Taylor Swift, Vanessa Hudgens & More!
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:19:45 GMT

One thing is certain—the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards did not disappoint in the wardrobe department. It's a sad day when the words "worst dressed" and "Taylor...

The Internet Has a Lot of Feelings About Justin Bieber's Hair at the 2015 MTV VMAs
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:13:00 GMT

"Damn, Africa! What happened?" That Mean Girls quote is basically how everyone reacted when Justin Bieber hit the red carpet at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. His hair was...

Nicki Minaj Confronts Miley Cyrus Onstage During the 2015 MTV VMAs and Calls Her a Bitch—Watch Now!
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 02:11:14 GMT

So, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift might not be in a feud anymore, but the same can't be said about Nicki and Miley Cyrus. When Nicki accepted her moon man for Best Hip Hop Video for...

Bitch Stole My Look! Rita Ora Rips Off Christina Aguilera's Feathered Ensemble at MTV VMAs
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:57:15 GMT

We might have just unlocked Rita Ora's biggest fashion inspiration. Case in point: The singer's show-stopping MTV Video Music Awards ensemble is eerily similar to Christina...

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Turn the 2015 Video Music Awards Into a Date Night—See Their Awards Show Looks!
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:31:30 GMT

Sure, it might be MTV's Video Music Awards, but it was also date night for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West! The Video Vanguard Award winner and his pregnant wife arrived at the awards...

Nick Jonas Debuts Music Video and Performs New Single "Levels" at VMAs—Check it Out!
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:20:00 GMT

Fans just got a major Nick Jonas bonus during tonight's MTV Video Music Awards. Not only did the hunky crooner perform his brand new single "Levels" during the VMAs pre-show,...

Sister Date Night! Kylie Jenner & Kourtney Kardashian Stun on the 2015 MTV VMAs Red Carpet—See Their Ultra-Sexy Outfits
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:15:00 GMT

Sexy sister act alert! Kourtney Kardashian and Kylie Jenner hit the carpet à deux at the 2015 MTV VMAs, and these are two looks we couldn't peel our eyes from—for good...

What Feud?! Taylor Swift Joins Nicki Minaj on Stage for Surprise Collaboration at 2015 MTV VMAs
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:12:06 GMT

Now that'show you open an awards show! Taylor Swift and Nicki Minajput any possible feud rumors to an official rest Sunday night when they performed together as the...


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Obama renaming America's tallest mountain
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:07:27 -0400

Peak's new name is already widely used among native Alaskans

MTV VMAs 2015: Highlights and memorable moments
published: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:18:49 -0400

Star-studded gala, hosted by Miley Cyrus, featured some of the biggest names in music performing, and collecting Moonmen

The 5 best and worst states for drivers
published: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:28:38 -0400

Cost of insurance, commuting times and fatal crashes all figure in these rankings

Inside the brain of Oliver Sacks
published: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:37:28 -0400

The renowned neurologist, who died Sunday, sat down with Morley Safer in 1996 for an unforgettable "60 Minutes" profile