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DealBook: Latest Updates: Alibaba’s Shares Surge on First Day of Trading
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:44:38 GMT

The e-commerce behemoth made a splashy debut Friday, trading at $92.70 a share, with investors seeing the company as perhaps the best chance yet to buy into China’s growth.






Fashion Review: The Theme at Milan Fashion Week? Look to the Past
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:10:38 GMT

Prada, Etro, Missoni and Marco de Vincenzo all had their own versions for spring.

Saturday Profile: Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia’s Ex-President, Plots Return From Williamsburg, Brooklyn
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:38:59 GMT

After a steep fall from grace, the former president of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, is planning his life’s next chapter from a tower on the Williamsburg waterfront.

After Losing Scottish Independence Vote, Alex Salmond Will Resign
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:30:06 GMT

A day after Scots voted against his plan to secede from Britain, Alex Salmond said he would step aside as first minister and leader of the Scottish National Party.






Exxon Suspending $700 Million Drilling Operation in Russian Waters
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:29:59 GMT

The latest round of sanctions by Washington and the European Union ordered companies to cut off help to Russian oil exploration in the Arctic.

Fashion Review: Moschino, DSquared2 and Giamba at Milan Fashion Week
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:24:16 GMT

When the music amped up at Jeremy Scott’s first full collection for Moschino, out came a pussycat-bow blouse, pouf skirt and pink sweat suit.

Scottish Nationalist Leader Salmond Quits After Losing Independence Vote
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:21:45 GMT

Alex Salmond resigned as leader of his party on Friday and will quit as first minister of his country after losing an independence referendum.






DealBook: Alibaba, With Its I.P.O., Mints Millionaires and Risk-Takers
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:42:45 GMT

Alibaba has generously handed out stock to all levels of workers, creating a wealth diaspora rarely seen in China.






Tropical Storm Brings Manila to Standstill
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:39:47 GMT

The deluge turned some of Manila’s low-lying streets into raging rivers and sent people onto rooftops as water rose above 10 feet in some parts of the city.

Common Sense: Despite the Excitement, There’s Reason to Think Twice on Alibaba
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:37:03 GMT

What excites investors in Alibaba isn’t just its size, but its prospects of getting bigger. But is it reasonable to assume its dominance will persist?

Europe Reacts to Scotland’s Vote
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:16:30 GMT

Leaders from Britain, Scotland, Spain and the European Commission spoke after Scotland rejected independence from Britain in a referendum.

Iraqi Cleric Urges Vigilance Against Western Interference
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:38:52 GMT

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani warned of threats to Iraqi independence, but he stopped short of opposing the military campaign against the Islamic State.

DealBook: Financial Markets Show Relief on Scottish ‘No’ Vote
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:12:54 GMT

The pound initially gained strength and stocks rose in Britain and in Europe, reflecting relief that the United Kingdom would not face a tumultuous breakup.






Lawyer Nominated as Ambassador to India
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:03:40 GMT

Richard Verma, a partner in the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, served as assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs from 2009 to 2011.

Short Story: Book Excerpt: ‘The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher’
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:42:52 GMT

The title story from Hilary Mantel’s forthcoming collection. Her most recent novels, “Wolf Hall” and “Bring Up the Bodies,” both won the Man Booker Prize.

Sierra Leone Begins 3-Day Lockdown to Fight Ebola Outbreak
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:41:18 GMT

The population was ordered to stay indoors, while 20,000 volunteers were enlisted to identify households where people infected with the Ebola virus are hiding.

DealBook: Rush to Invest in Alibaba, but Concerns Linger About Company’s Future
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:30:48 GMT

Once the so-called smart money piles into a stock, it’s usually time to start asking dumb questions. And with Alibaba, there are many.






South Korea Says It Fired Warning Shots at Patrol Boat From North
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:41:37 GMT

North Korea does not recognize the disputed sea border where the incident occurred Friday, and its patrol ships have occasionally crossed it.

China Fines GlaxoSmithKline Nearly $500 Million in Bribery Case
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:40:01 GMT

The fine is the largest ever imposed in the country, and the British drug maker’s former chief there was given a suspended prison sentence.






France Conducts Its First Airstrikes Against ISIS in Iraq
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:39:56 GMT

President Franois Hollande said French fighter jets had destroyed a depot in the northeast of the country, adding that more operations were to come.

China Fines GlaxoSmithKline Nearly $500 Million in Bribery Case
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:24:56 GMT

The financial penalty is the largest ever imposed by Beijing, and the British drug maker’s former chief in the country was given a suspended prison sentence.






DealBook: Tops in E-Commerce, Alibaba Is Now Taking On China’s Banks
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:06:07 GMT

The e-commerce company is going head-to-head with banking competitors that are by and large owned by the Chinese government.






China Fines GlaxoSmithKline Nearly $500 Million in Bribery Case
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:36:40 GMT

The financial penalty is the largest ever imposed by Beijing, and the British drug maker’s former chief in the country was given a suspended prison sentence.






China Fines GlaxoSmithKline Nearly $500 Million in Bribery Case
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:06:25 GMT

Along with the financial penalty, the largest ever imposed by Beijing, the drug maker’s former chief in the country, a Briton, was given a suspended prison sentence.

China Fines GSK $492M, Jails Managers for Bribery
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:45:32 GMT

A court fined British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline 3 billion yuan ($492 million) and sentenced its British former country manager and others to prison on Friday for bribing doctors and hospitals to use its products, a state news agency reported.


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Kurdish leader urges world to protect Syrian town from Islamic State
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:42:23 GMT

DIKMETAS Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani called on Friday for international intervention to protect a Kurdish town in neighboring Syria from Islamic State fighters who have forced many Syrian Kurds to flee across the border into Turkey.

Scots spurn independence in historic vote, nationalist leader resigns
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:32:07 GMT

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum on Thursday, saving a union dating back over 300 years but ushering in a period of intense bargaining over Prime Minister David Cameron's pre-vote pledges to give Scots more say over their own affairs.






French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:19:16 GMT

BAGHDAD/PARIS (Reuters) - French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target in Iraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of neighboring Syria.






Exclusive: Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:52:25 GMT

BOSTON (Reuters) - The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found.






Rivals dash to support Apple Pay for fear of losing out
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:45:48 GMT

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - In the hype-fueled technology industry, "revolutionary" is a word in danger of losing its meaning.

Apple faithful line up for latest, larger iPhones
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:24:13 GMT

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc's latest phone lured throngs of gadget lovers, entrepreneurs and early adapters to its stores in New York, San Francisco and other cities around the world in the latest sign of strong initial demand for the new, larger generation of iPhones.






Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania form joint military unit
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:20:56 GMT

WARSAW (Reuters) - Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania launched a joint military force on Friday that Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said could start its first exercises in the tense region in the next year.

Alibaba surges on massive demand in trading debut
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:09:07 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares surged in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance to get in on what looks likely to be the largest IPO in history and profit from China's growing middle class.






Retail investors rush to buy Alibaba IPO
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:06:32 GMT

(Reuters) - Retail investors were rushing to place orders for shares in the initial public offering Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, which is likely to be the largest in history.

U.S. leading indicator rises less than expected in August
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:42:46 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Economic activity in the United States rose less than expected in August, but was still consistent with the economy expanding at a moderate pace for the rest of this year, The Conference Board said on Friday.

'Hundreds of thousands' of orders placed for Alibaba in debut: NYSE
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:05:19 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A top New York Stock Exchange executive on Friday said on CNBC that "hundreds of thousands of orders" for shares of Alibaba Group Holdings Ltd. had been placed ahead of the stock's trading debut, expected later in the morning.

China hands drugmaker GSK record $489 million fine for paying bribes
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:45:02 GMT

SHANGHAI/LONDON (Reuters) - China fined GlaxoSmithKline Plc a record 3 billion yuan ($489 million) on Friday for paying bribes to doctors to use its drugs, underlining the risks of doing business there while also ending a damaging chapter for the British drugmaker.






Yamal, Russia's gas megaplan, becomes symbol of sanctions defiance
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:35:18 GMT

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Dozens of Russian energy ventures are in jeopardy due to Western sanctions on technology and funding. Looming over them all, a giant project the Kremlin is bent on saving no matter what.






France says it launches first air strikes in Iraq
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:45:57 GMT

PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Friday its jets had launched strikes inside Iraq for the first time since the country promised to join military action against Islamic State insurgents who have taken over parts of the country.






Exclusive: Asian buyers of U.S. LNG dial back as exuberance dims
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:47:01 GMT

MILAN (Reuters) - A looming gas glut worldwide is prompting Japanese and Indian firms to resell to European traders and utilities big chunks of U.S. liquefied natural gas they had committed to buy several years ago, signaling tempered enthusiasm for U.S. energy.

Special Report: Scotland stays in UK, but Britain faces change
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:34:22 GMT

EDINBURGH/LONDON (Reuters) - When 3.6 million Scots voted on Thursday on whether to leave or stay within the United Kingdom, they were answering one simple question: Should Scotland be an independent country?

Angelina Jolie surgery sparks surge in female cancer tests: study
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:17:16 GMT

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hollywood star Angelina Jolie's decision to make public her double mastectomy more than doubled the number of women in Britain seeking to have genetic breast cancer tests, according to a study released on Friday.

U.S. Treasury's Lew calls for euro zone, Japan to do more on growth
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:48:20 GMT

CAIRNS Australia (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Friday called on the euro zone and Japan to do more to spur growth as the global economy continues to disappoint, highlighting what is sure to be a bone of contention as Group of 20 ministers gather in Australia.

Brazil's Rousseff closes in on Silva ahead of October vote
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:08:07 GMT

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has clawed back support at the expense of her main opponent in next month's presidential election, a poll showed on Friday, suggesting the runoff that should decide the vote is too close to call.

Oracle's Ellison steps aside, co-CEOs Catz and Hurd take over
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:25:15 GMT

SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Larry Ellison, co-founder and leader of Oracle Corp for 37 years, stepped aside as chief executive officer on Thursday, to be replaced by co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, raising questions about a job-sharing arrangement that has had a fraught record elsewhere.

U.S. Congress approves arming Syrian rebels, funding government
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:21:17 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress gave final approval on Thursday to President Barack Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the militant group.

Alibaba IPO prices at top of range, raising $21.8 billion
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:29:51 GMT

(Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding priced its initial public offering at $68 a share, the top end of the expected range, raising $21.8 billion on Thursday, in the latest sign of strong investor appetite for the Chinese e-commerce juggernaut.






U.S. Congress approves arming Syrian rebels, funding government
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:25:50 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate approved President Barack Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State militants on Thursday, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the radical group.






Home Depot breach bigger than Target at 56 million cards
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:16:12 GMT

BOSTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Home Depot Inc Thursday said some 56 million payment cards were likely compromised in a cyberattack at its stores, suggesting the hacking attack at the home improvement chain was larger than last year's unprecedented breach at Target Corp .

Oracle's Ellison steps aside, co-CEOs Catz and Hurd take over
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:01:02 GMT

SAN FRANCISCO/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Larry Ellison, co-founder and leader of Oracle Corp for almost four decades, stepped aside as chief executive on Thursday, to be replaced by co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark Hurd, but stressed that nothing at the business software company will change.







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Obama: ISIS doesn't scare us
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:55:07 EDT

With approval in hand to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight the ISIS terror group, President Barack Obama said Thursday the plan keeps with "the key principle" of U.S. strategy: No American combat troops on the ground.

Entire nation locked down to stop Ebola
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:43:48 EDT

Sierra Leone starts a three-day nationwide lockdown Friday in an effort to halt an Ebola outbreak that has left thousands dead in the region.

See soldier mom hug 3-year-old son
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:16:36 EDT

A 3-year-old could not wait any longer to hug his mom who was returning from a nine month deployment in Afghanistan.

Joan Rivers' throat doctor identified
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:33:48 EDT

Joan Rivers' throat doctor denies "performing an unauthorized procedure" before she suffered cardiac arrest and also denies taking a selfie while she was under anesthesia, a source close to the doctor told CNN.

NFL player head-butted wife, police say
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:56:02 EDT

Arizona Cardinals backup running back Jonathan Dwyer has been released on bond after his arrest in connection with domestic abuse allegations, authorities said Thursday.

NFL player cut for violent history
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:21:21 EDT

Sara Ganim reports that the Arizona Cardinals have released running back Chris Rainey for his history of domestic abuse.

Mom: Why I spank kids with belt
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:29:06 EDT

Three generations of an Atlanta, Georgia, family speak openly to CNN's Gary Tuchman about spanking their kids.

Rare sea creature caught on tape
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:46:26 EDT

Researchers captured deep-sea high-definition footage of what is believed to be a siphonophore.

Flood sweeps baby away, but ...
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:44:53 EDT

Parents of a baby swept away in a flood speak out about the terrifying close call. KMIR reports.

Look at me! 22 selfies of the week
published: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:00:34 EDT

An injured athlete, politicians, socialites, cute dogs, Beyonce and airborne vegetables all make appearances in this week's collection.

Breast implants in short supply
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:08:34 EDT

Currency controls have created a breast implant shortage in Venezuela. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

School says no to 'virginity' shirt
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:45:47 EDT

An Arkansas school told a student that she had to change out of her t-shirt that said "Virginity Rocks."

Passenger: 'I thought this was it'
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:40:01 EDT

The plane was flying over the ocean off California with 147 people on board when the right engine "blew," JetBlue said. Smoke filled the cabin, but the oxygen masks didn't deploy, one passenger said. The drama didn't end there.

Australian-style ISIS plot in America?
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:11:04 EDT

Frida Ghitis says the foiled Australian plot shows ISIS is working diligently to taunt the U.S. and its allies

A new low in anti-Muslim American bias
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:02:28 EDT

Dean Obeidallah says an Oklahoma state representative's hateful remarks were rightfully condemned by religious leaders.

Let 16 year-olds vote?
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:09:34 EDT

Scotland decided to trust its 16-year-olds to vote in the biggest question in its history. Americans, in contrast, don't even trust theirs to help pick the county sheriff. Who's right?

How Walmart can help confront racism
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:59:50 EDT

When a black man dies at the hands of a white police officer, not often is there video evidence that could end the speculation and show what happened.

Is Hillary keeping a secret?
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:53:07 EDT

Paul Begala says Hillary Clinton has plenty of good reasons not to jump into the 2016 race now

Goodell addresses scandal
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:58:39 EDT

When Roger Goodell took over as commissioner of the nation's most popular sport in 2006, he was widely expected to mold and protect the reputation and well being of a sports league both profitable and prosperous yet tarnished by the misbehavior of some of its biggest stars.

ISIS hostage sends message
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:44:49 EDT

British journalist John Cantlie hadn't been seen in nearly two years. Now, he's the latest hostage to be paraded out by ISIS -- forced to deliver the group's message.

Mom, 6 children shot dead
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:30:56 EDT

A Florida man shot and killed a daughter and six grandchildren Thursday in the small north-central Florida town of Bell in what authorities called a murder-suicide.

Trooper killer suspect 'Most Wanted'
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:00:06 EDT

Hundreds of state troopers and police from throughout the country stood at attention outside a Pennsylvania church Thursday to mourn Cpl. Bryon Dickson amid concerns that a survivalist and war buff suspected of gunning down two troopers may be on the hunt for more officers.

Man robs victim wearing GoPro
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:16:11 EDT

Mugging at gunpoint captured by victim's head cam. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports the only thing shot was the robber's image.

Break in missing student case?
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:37:33 EDT

Authorities looking for a missing University of Virginia student searched an apartment and a vehicle in the college town Friday morning, said Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo.

What's next after Scotland's vote
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:26:34 EDT

David Cameron has had the narrowest of political escapes. Success for the "Better Together" campaign has saved him from catastrophe: he will not, after all, live on in history as the Prime Minister on whose watch the Scottish nation chose to leave the United Kingdom. But serious questions will now be asked in his party and in the country about his future.

Al Qaeda targets U.S. flights?
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:58:39 EDT

An al Qaeda cell operating in Syria is posing a new threat to the U.S. CNN's Pamela Brown has the details.

Clinton: We can't win land war in Iraq
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:03:48 EDT

Former President Bill Clinton voiced support for the United States' strategy to defeat ISIS and said only the Iraqi people can win a land war in Iraq.

He gave kidney to former NFL rival
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:40:34 EDT

Former Baltimore Raven Ma'ake Kemoeatu retired from the NFL to donate a kidney to his brother, an ex-Pittsburgh Steeler.

6 must-have apps for iPhone 6
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:24:04 EDT

As millions of people get their hands on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Friday, many will no doubt be looking for new apps that take advantage of the new phones' capabilities.

See guy drop brand new iPhone 6
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:50:25 EDT

The first man to buy the iPhone 6 in Australia drops his new phone as he excitingly unpacks it to share for the camera.

Spacecraft to arrive at Mars
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:33:43 EDT

NASA says its latest Mars-exploring spacecraft is on track to fire up its thrusters and enter orbit this Sunday night, completing a 10-month journey of 442 million miles.

'Deadbeat' parents shamed online
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:38:32 EDT

Private parental disputes in Kenya are going online -- and viral.

Shonda Rhimes' Twitter firestorm
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:20:16 EDT

Call Shonda Rhimes an "angry black woman" if you want, but be prepared for the response.

Student gives lunch, gets detention
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:52:06 EDT

An eighth grade student had to serve detention for sharing his school-prepared lunch. CNN affiliate KRCR reports.

Miley Cyrus twerks into trouble
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:40:59 EDT

Yep. She did it again. Miley Cyrus twerked and there may be a price to pay in Mexico. CNN's Lisa France explains.

Cities open doors to hidden spaces
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:17:05 EDT

Open House festivals allow snooping in homes and landmarks normally closed to public

The Gatorade ad lighting up the web
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:06:19 EDT

Gatorade's farewell ad to Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter is going viral. CNN's Andy Scholes reports.

How sharing is disrupting business
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:40:06 EDT

We are increasingly comfortable with strangers sleeping in our beds, nibbling our leftovers, and taking our prized possessions for a spin. Growing numbers of us are willing to serve as bank, teacher or travel agent to people we have never met, and entrust them to serve us in turn.

7 ways to boost your happiness
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:43:56 EDT

Happiness isn't just an emotional state. Decades of research proves it goes much deeper than that. In fact, science shows people who are happy live longer and healthier lives.

Secrets to a better banana bread
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:06:01 EDT

Our ideal banana bread is simple enough—a moist, tender loaf that really tastes like bananas. We discovered that doubling the dose of bananas in our favorite test recipe was both a blessing and a curse, because the abundance of fruit makes for intense banana flavor, but the weight and moisture makes the loaf very heavy.

Seriously, who does this on a flight?!
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:05:54 EDT

Shame on the plane! Photos of passengers behaving badly. Jeanne Moos reports on bare bellies and bare feet at 30,000 feet.

See his 220-lb. transformation
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:01:39 EDT

A teacher who lost over 200 pounds shares his story to inspire people to get healthy. CNN affiliate WIBW has more.

Tennis trailblazer retires at 32
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:59:52 EDT

Asia's first grand slam singles champion Li Na has called time on her 15-year tennis career due to "chronic" knee injuries.

Bats terrify on camera
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:56:14 EDT

A surprise visitor caused pandemonium in this newsroom while the anchors were on live TV. Anderson Cooper reports.

Celebrating fall foliage around U.S.
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:54:45 EDT

Can you feel the change of seasons in the air? CNN iReporters around the country share their beautiful autumn images.

Hubby: I lost balance on cliff's edge
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:38:28 EDT

A husband says his wife saved him from falling off a cliff when the couple was renewing their wedding vows.

See biker get revenge on litterbugs
published: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:27:17 EDT

Biker throws trash at litterbugs caught red-handed. But is her story garbage? CNN's Jeanne Moos sorts through the trash.

Shelton, Stefani do hilarious duet
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:48:52 EDT

Singers Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani lip-sync to the song "Endless Love" on "The Tonight Show."

She renovates home to keep pet bobcat
published: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:45:19 EDT

A bobcat owner was allowed to take her pet back from the zoo after paying a fine & making safety renovations to her home.

Ellsberg: He's a hero
published: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:18:17 EDT

Daniel Ellsberg tells CNN's Don Lemon that NSA leaker Edward Snowden showed courage, has done an enormous service.

Why his influence continues
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:28:02 EDT

NBC was wary of "The Cosby Show."

'Cosby Show': 10 favorite moments
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:30:18 EDT

It's hard to believe that "The Cosby Show" premiered 30 years ago this month.

30 years later, Cosby sweater still rules
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:28:43 EDT

It all started with a gift from a friend.

Scotland rejects independence
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:53:15 EDT

Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom following a historic referendum vote.

Suspect on FBI's 10 Most Wanted
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:16:30 EDT

The FBI placed Eric Matthew Frein, suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper, on its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list and offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

Joan Rivers' throat doctor ID'd
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:29:22 EDT

Joan Rivers' personal throat doctor denies "performing an unauthorized procedure" before the comedian suffered cardiac arrest, a source close to the doctor told CNN.

6 surprising facts about Whitey Bulger
published: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:48:46 EDT

He had a son. He volunteered to take LSD in prison. He'd rather be in Alcatraz. These are some of the surprising facts about this infamous Boston gangster.

Wildfires in the West
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:03:20 EDT

Scotland stays
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:55:15 EDT

Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom -- along with England, Wales and Northern Ireland -- following a historic referendum vote.

Grandkids killed
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:30:56 EDT

A Florida man shot and killed a daughter and six grandchildren Thursday in the small north-central Florida town of Bell in what authorities called a murder-suicide.

Bill Clinton
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:48:00 EDT

Former President Bill Clinton voiced support for the United States' strategy to defeat ISIS and said only the Iraqi people can win a land war in Iraq.

JetBlue
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:06:44 EDT

A JetBlue flight with 147 people aboard made an emergency landing at a California airport on Thursday after an issue with one of its engines, a spokeswoman for the airline said.

Jonathan Dwyer
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:23:53 EDT

Arizona Cardinals backup running back Jonathan Dwyer has been released on bond after his arrest in connection with domestic abuse allegations, authorities said Thursday.

Trooper shooting
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:16:30 EDT

Hundreds of state troopers and police from throughout the country stood at attention outside a Pennsylvania church Thursday to mourn Cpl. Bryon Dickson amid concerns that a survivalist and war buff suspected of gunning down two troopers may be on the hunt for more officers.

Joan Rivers doctor
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:59:06 EDT

The doctor who began a biopsy on Joan Rivers' vocal cords before she suffered cardiac arrest last month has been identified by clinic staffers as Dr. Gwen Korovin, a source close to the death investigation said.

The week in 31 photos
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:29:56 EDT

Look at me! 22 selfies of the week
published: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:48:06 EDT

What a shot! 34 sports photos
published: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:35:56 EDT

An abstract look at the World Trade Center
published: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:48:04 EDT

What a shot! 40 amazing sports photos
published: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 07:33:03 EDT

The week in 30 photos
published: Fri, 05 Sep 2014 06:53:34 EDT

Look at me! 16 selfies of the week
published: Wed, 03 Sep 2014 06:45:19 EDT


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French launch first strikes on IS
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:30:36 GMT

President Hollande says France has carried out its first air strikes against IS militants in Iraq, joining the US in military action against the group.

Guilty plea in US embassy bombings
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:14:51 GMT

An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania pleads guilty in a New York court.

Alibaba shares surge on NY debut
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:51:19 GMT

Alibaba's shares open well above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant.

Sarkozy announces return to politics
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:47:06 GMT

French ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy returns to politics, announcing on his Facebook page that he will seek the leadership of main centre-right party.

Iran Happy dancers given 91 lashes
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:14:36 GMT

Six Iranians arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams' song Happy are sentenced to 91 lashes and jail terms, their lawyer says.

Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:58:32 GMT

A three-day curfew is underway in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, but critics warn it will achieve little.

GSK fined $490m by China for bribery
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:28:01 GMT

China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.

Ukraine joins regional military unit
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:13:48 GMT

Defence ministers from Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania sign an act to form a new joint military unit of several thousand soldiers.

Mexico 'leading drug lord' killed
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:52:41 GMT

Mexican police find the body of Aquiles Gomez, who was believed to be one of the top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel.

Pro-gay mosque opens in Cape Town
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:07:34 GMT

A Muslim academic opens a gay-friendly mosque in South Africa, despite receiving death threats and criticism from parts of the Muslim community.

Japan to restart whaling programme
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:22:10 GMT

Japan vows to restart its Antarctic whaling programme next year despite an International Whaling Commission vote that the hunt is illegal.

Ukraine exits next year's Eurovision
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:32:38 GMT

Ukraine announces it will not take part in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest due to financial constraints.

Miley Cyrus in trouble over flag spank
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:19:28 GMT

Singer Miley Cyrus is the subject of an official complaint after being spanked with a Mexican flag on the country's independence day.

Slippery banana study wins Ig Nobel
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:48:00 GMT

Research that investigated why bananas are slippery when you step on them wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.

White House in anti sex-assault push
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:49:16 GMT

Actors, athletes and musicians join the White House in a public drive to prevent sexual assault on US university campuses.

US 'police killer' manhunt continues
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:20:00 GMT

Police searching for a man accused of killing an officer say they have limited the area in which he can hide, as the manhunt enters a seventh day.

Forest land rights need global focus
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:21:47 GMT

Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says.

Vigilantes tackle post-storm looting
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:21:03 GMT

Vigilante groups in Mexico's Baja California Sur state set up patrols to try to stop looting in the aftermath of hurricane Odile.

Mugabe critic killed in Lagos church
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:42:25 GMT

A Zimbabwean opposition politician is among at least 80 people who died when a church hostel in the Nigerian city of Lagos collapsed a week ago.

Liberian female rebel arrested
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:22:12 GMT

Rights groups welcome the arrest in Belgium of a female commander of Charles Taylor's rebels for war crimes allegedly committed during Liberia's civil war.

New Zealand votes in 'dirtiest' poll
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:45:08 GMT

Voters in New Zealand head to the polls after what is being called the dirtiest campaign in the nation's history.

China tennis star Li Na retires
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:41:07 GMT

China's sporting hero Li Na announces her retirement from tennis at the age of 32, citing injury problems.

Salmond to quit after Scots vote No
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:20:43 GMT

Alex Salmond is to step down as first minister of Scotland and Scottish National Party leader after voters rejected independence in Thursday's referendum.

Platini will not return 16,000 watch
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:12:34 GMT

Uefa president Michel Platini insists he will not return a watch given to him by the Brazilian Football Confederation.

Turkey opens border to Syrian Kurds
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:20:10 GMT

Turkey allows thousands of Syrian Kurds fleeing Islamic State to cross its southern border, as the militants close in on a strategic Syrian town.

Clashes in Yemen capital Sanaa
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:18:40 GMT

Fighting between Shia rebels and Sunni militias in Yemen escalates, with clashes on the outskirts of the capital, prompting airlines to suspend flights.

Queen urges referendum 'respect'
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:12:13 GMT

The Queen says she believes Scotland will unite in a "spirit of mutual respect and support" following the independence referendum.

Vodafone saves Phones 4U store jobs
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:34:20 GMT

Restructuring at the Phones 4U head office is resulting in 628 redundancies, but 887 jobs in stores will be preserved.

Shares rise in London on 'No' vote
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:05:06 GMT

Shares rise in London after Scotland rejects independence, as a rally in the pound fades.

Prada profit hit by fall in sales
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:53:27 GMT

The Italian fashion house Prada reports a 20% fall in profit, hit by the strength of the euro and a fall in leather good sales.

Scottish 'No' vote 'relief' for firms
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:51:07 GMT

Businesses speak of 'relief' over Scotland's rejection of independence, and banks say they will no longer be shifting operations out of Scotland.

Hamilton top under Singapore lights
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:29:28 GMT

Lewis Hamilton sets the pace in second practice at the Singapore Grand Prix as title rival Nico Rosberg is 13th fastest.

Wembley to host Euro 2020 final
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:06:05 GMT

Wembley will host the final and semi-finals of Euro 2020, while Hampden Park is also awarded games but Cardiff misses out.

Ronaldo bid possible, says Van Gaal
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:43:25 GMT

Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal says a bid for Cristiano Ronaldo is possible but doubts Real Madrid will sell the forward.

Spacey stalker given four years
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:49:24 GMT

A woman who engaged in a "persistent and malevolent" cyberstalking campaign against actor Kevin Spacey has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.

Wallace Collection's gallery reopens
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:06:49 GMT

The Wallace Collection's Great Gallery, which contains paintings by masters including Rubens, Velazquez and Titian, reopens after a 5m refurbishment.

Dancers suing Cher over race
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:29:22 GMT

Three dancers are suing Cher for race and age discrimination amid claims she said there was "too much colour" on her tour.

VIDEO: US jet in emergency landing
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:12:04 GMT

A JetBlue airlines A-320 flying over California has been forced to make an emergency landing when an engine problem caused smoke to enter the aircraft's cabin.

VIDEO: California 'King fire' doubles in size
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:31:41 GMT

Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in northern California after a wildfire burning out of control doubled in size in just 12 hours.

VIDEO: Madrid opposes Catalan referendum
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:39:32 GMT

The Spanish government in Madrid says a referendum in Catalonia would be illegal under the national constitution.

VIDEO: What could Act Two hold? In 60 secs
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:45:10 GMT

The stage is still set for change after the independence vote, not just in the Scotland, but the rest of the UK.

VIDEO: Ebola warning 'a wake-up call'
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:35:40 GMT

US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power tells the BBC's Nick Bryant that she hopes a warning about the threat posed by Ebola by the UN Security Council, will be a wake-up call.

VIDEO: Apple fans queue for new iPhone 6
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:30:53 GMT

Apple's new gadget the iPhone 6 has gone on sale around the world - but many customers have been queuing for days to get their hands on the new device

VIDEO: French launch first strikes on IS
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:00:52 GMT

French fighter jets have launched their first air strikes against Islamic State in northern Iraq as Kurds in northern Syria flee attacks by IS militants.

VIDEO: Serbian towns hit by flooding
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:13:02 GMT

More than 400 people have been evacuated from Serbian towns because of flooding following heavy rainfall in the east of the country.

Li Na: China's trailblazing tennis star
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:26:48 GMT

Trailblazing tennis star Li Na's legacy

Day in pictures: 19 September
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:23:08 GMT

A selection of striking news images from around the world

The Freudian phrases you use without realising it
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:36:35 GMT

Just what exactly does the term Freudian mean?

The father of 26 preaching birth control
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:19:25 GMT

The man with 26 children who's preaching birth control

Polish theatre dedicated to Shakespeare
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:07:46 GMT

Opening night for Shakespeare theatre... in Gdansk

My family and other ibex
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:20:10 GMT

Why the Alpine ibex has become so rare to spot

Uzbek first daughter hires PR help
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:00:49 GMT

London firm batting for fallen Uzbek first daughter

VIDEO: What you miss living in the wilderness
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:12:42 GMT

What you miss when living off the grid

VIDEO: Life in an iconic US resort town
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:13:54 GMT

Is the American Dream alive in Palm Springs?


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The real reason you’ll wait in line for an iPhone
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:59:35 GMT

How Apple and other retailers capitalize on ‘queue chic.’

10 things: 10 things retirees won’t tell you
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:57:04 GMT

There are more retirees in America than ever before—and their problems are becoming everybody’s problems.

Paul B. Farrell: This 1 chart exposes climate-science deniers as frauds
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:24:55 GMT

The old climate science vs. science-denialism soap opera is dead.

A new use for an iPhone 6: start a Tesla
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:15:29 GMT

An upgrade in Tesla Motors Inc. software enables Model S owners to start their cars using their smartphones and get driving directions that take into account real-time traffic conditions, among other perks.

Metals Stocks: Gold posts third straight weekly loss
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:14:24 GMT

Gold’s downward spiral continues on Friday as the precious metal closes at an eight-month low, recording its third weekly loss in a row.

The Wall Street Journal: Pabst, Schlitz and Colt 45 to get Russian owner
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:08:36 GMT

Russian brewer Oasis Beverages and private-equity firm TSG Consumer Partners LLC are partnering to buy Pabst Brewing Co.

Oracle’s Larry Ellison was the ‘bad boy’ of tech
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:03:17 GMT

Larry Ellison wasn’t just a CEO. He also had a reputation as a billionaire celebrity who didn’t seem to mind being caught up in scandals and controversies.

Energy Stocks: Citi raises expectations on China solar
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:35:28 GMT

China is likely to end this year adding 13 gigawatts of solar power, which will help solar-power companies in the second half of the year, Citi said Friday.

Market Extra: Alibaba has already eclipsed the value of these high-profile companies
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:16:36 GMT

Alibaba starts trading at an opening price of $92.70, about 36% ahead of its $68 price set Thursday night.

The Wall Street Journal: Scottish leader Alex Salmond to step down
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:01:08 GMT

Alex Salmond announced on Friday that he would stand down as leader of the Scottish National Party in November and then quit as first minister of Scotland’s semi-autonomous government when his party has elected a new leader to replace him.

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Connecticut ex-governor convicted of new crimes
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:53:52 -0400

Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, right, arrives with his family at federal court Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in New Haven, Conn. Rowland faces seven federal charges, including allegations he conspired with Apple's owner, Brian Foley, to hide $35,000 in payments for work he did on the 2012 congressional campaign of Foley's wife, Lisa Wilson-Foley. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned from office a decade ago in a corruption scandal, was convicted Friday of federal charges that he conspired to hide payment for work on two congressional campaigns.


Russian vote monitor denounces London pressure in Scottish 'no' vote
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:53:38 -0400

Pro-union protesters wave union jack flags during a demonstration at George Square in Glasgow, ScotlandMOSCOW (Reuters) - The director of a pro-Kremlin vote monitoring agency which sent observers to Scotland's referendum denounced the result on Friday, saying Scots were pressured into rejecting independence to avoid comparisons with Crimea's vote to secede from Ukraine. "All strength and resources were thrown into preventing Scotland from splitting, and people were de facto threatened that if they secede...there will be all sorts of troubles," said Georgy Fyodorov, head of a Russian vote monitoring group. ...


Italian village honoring pilots of WWII US bomber
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:49:40 -0400

This undated photo provided by the 57th Bomb Wing Association shows a U.S. B-25 Mitchell bomber nicknamed “Maybe.” The plane crashed into a mountain in northern Italy during a bombing mission on Feb. 6, 1945. The two pilots were killed, but they kept the plane steady so the five other crew members could bail out. A memorial ceremony and unveiling of a plaque in the pilots’ honor are being held on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in a village near the crash site. (AP Photo/Courtesy 57th Bomb Wing Association)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly 70 years after they died when their crippled bomber slammed into a northern Italian mountain, the two Americans at the controls of the ill-fated warplane are being honored by residents of a village near the crash site.


Huge license plate scanner networks track drivers
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:48:40 -0400

Michael Robertson, a libertarian Internet entrepreneur best known for creating MP3.com, stands for a portrait Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in San Diego. Robertson sued the San Diego Association of Governments last year for records collected on his vehicle by a license plate-reader network that runs on information supplied by the San Diego Police Department, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and eight other police departments. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A battle over massive systems that use cameras to monitor license plates and track drivers' comings and goings across the country has raised the ire of those who are being rebuffed in their attempts to find out how the information is being used.


Broncos look for revenge in Super Bowl rematch
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:46:18 -0400

Quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks looks to pass against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on September 14, 2014 in San Diego, CaliforniaLos Angeles (AFP) - Revenge is a strong motivational tool, and less than seven months after being clobbered in Super Bowl 48, the Denver Broncos will get another crack at the league champion Seattle Seahawks.


Syrian Kurd forces withdraw from around 60 villages: monitor
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:42:23 -0400

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish forces have withdrawn from around 60 villages in the face of an advance by Islamic State militants in northern Syria, a monitoring group said on Friday. The Islamic State militants were using heavy weapons including artillery and tanks, said Rami Abdulrahman, director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. A Kurdish official contacted by Reuters said he did not know how many villages had fallen to Islamic State militants but that it had not been that many. ...

Kurdish leader urges world to protect Syrian town from Islamic State
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:42:23 -0400

Turkish security forces stand guard as Syrians wait behind the border fences near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa provinceBy Seyhmus Cakan DIKMETAS Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani called on Friday for international intervention to protect a Kurdish town in neighboring Syria from Islamic State fighters who have forced many Syrian Kurds to flee across the border into Turkey. Thousands of Kurds crossed the frontier on Friday, fearing an imminent attack on the border town of Ayn al-Arab, known as Kobani in Kurdish, as Islamic State (IS) fighters advanced after seizing dozens of nearby villages over the past two days. ...


New Ukraine peace talks open in Minsk
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:33:14 -0400

A Ukrainian serviceman is pictured on the top of an armoured personnel carrier, near the eastern town of Gorlivka in the Donetsk district on September 18, 2014Minsk (AFP) - Face-to-face talks aimed at finding a way to end Ukraine's brutal five-month war began Friday in the Belarussian capital of Minsk, trying to build on a ragged ceasefire that was agreed in the same city two weeks ago.


Scots vote shows pitfalls, opportunities for EU referendum
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:30:34 -0400

By Paul Taylor and Alastair Macdonald PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Scotland's vote against independence offers lessons for British politicians and their European partners faced with a referendum on whether to stay in the EU which Prime Minister David Cameron has promised for 2017. The fact that the 5.3 million mostly pro-European Scots will remain part of the British electorate makes it mathematically more likely the United Kingdom will vote "Yes" to EU membership. ...

DA dismisses most remaining protest arrests in NC
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:28:17 -0400

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The top prosecutor in North Carolina's capital is dropping criminal charges against hundreds of people arrested at mass protests at the state legislature last year.

Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:27:35 -0400

An empty local market area is seen, as Sierra Leone government enforces a three day lock-down on movement of all people in a attempt to fight the Ebola virus, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases with the entire West African nation locked down in their homes for three days in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages.


U.S. strikes jihadist training camp as France to join air war
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:23:30 -0400

Iraqi policemen secure an area after government security forces and militia retook the city from Islamic State group jihadists in Dhuluiya on September 17, 2014U.S. warplanes hit an Islamic State group training camp in Iraq Thursday in their first strike not directly supporting Iraqi or Kurdish forces as France announced it will join the air war.


Scotland 'No' fails to stop Catalan secession push
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:23:29 -0400

A fan waves a Scottish national flag alongside others waving 'Estelada' flags, that symbolize Catalonia's independence during the Champions League Group F soccer match between Barcelona and Apoel at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)Scotland's decision to remain in the United Kingdom has cost separatists across Europe political momentum. But the parliament in Spain's Catalonia region on Friday overwhelmingly gave its leader the power to call a secession referendum that the central government in Madrid has denounced as illegal.


Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:23:18 -0400

This Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 photo shows the exterior of the Lalo Delgado school campus in Denver. Four students were injured, one seriously, when a teacher was pouring methanol onto a table top and igniting it during a chemistry class demonstration last Monday. Educators and investigators say some teachers lack the training required by law and don't know about standard safety measures that can dramatically lower the inherent dangers of hands-on experiments they say are vital to science education. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful injuries, as flash fires in Nevada and Colorado showed this month.


Foreign fighters, Ebola top Obama's UN agenda
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:22:56 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will call on fellow world leaders next week to back a United Nations resolution calling on nations to stem the flow of foreign fighters joining terrorist organizations like the Islamic State, as the United States seeks to build legitimacy for its military campaign in Iraq and Syria, the White House said Friday.

US says no Ebola patient contact for troops in Liberia
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:21:09 -0400

Liberian Red Cross health workers wearing protective suits arrive to carry away the body of an Ebola victim at the JFK ebola treatment center, on September 17, 2014, in MonroviaWashington (AFP) - US troops heading to Liberia to help fight the Ebola epidemic will help train health workers but will have no "direct contact" with patients infected with the virus, the Pentagon said Friday.


France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:21:09 -0400

PARIS (AP) — France is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq.

Queen urges unity after Scotland rejects independence
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:21:02 -0400

A 'no' vote supporter holds a sticker depicting an image of Queen Elizabeth II in Edinburgh, on September 13, 2014Edinburgh (AFP) - Scottish leader Alex Salmond said Friday he would resign after losing an independence referendum that left the United Kingdom intact, as Queen Elizabeth II called for "mutual respect" among Scots following a divisive campaign.


Burke fires consultant over jobs plan copying
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:16:48 -0400

In this combination of 2014 file photos are Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker, left, and his Democratic challenger, Mary Burke, at campaign events in Wisconsin. (AP Photo/AP, Scott Bauer and The Journal Times, Scott Anderson)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor Mary Burke said Friday she cut ties with a consultant she blames for copying several sections of her jobs plan from platforms of other Democrats.


Ohio creator of Slush Puppies dead at age 74
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:16:10 -0400

CINCINNATI (AP) — Will Radcliff, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, has died in Cincinnati. He was 74.

Bahrain: Protesters dismiss government plans
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:14:21 -0400

Pro-democracy protesters hold up a huge banner and carry signs during a march in Budaiya, Bahrain, just outside the capital of Manama, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Thousands of opposition supporters have rallied in the tiny island nation of Bahrain to protest a proposal outlined by the country's leadership related to legislative, security and judicial reforms. The banner and the yellow sign refer to upcoming parliamentary elections and both read, in English and Arabic: "Boycott until democratic demands are fulfilled." (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Thousands of opposition supporters rallied in the tiny island nation of Bahrain on Friday to protest a proposal by the country's leadership for legislative, security and judicial reforms.


Catalans press independence vote despite Scottish 'No'
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:13:44 -0400

Catalans waves Esteladas (the Catalan independence flag) outside the Parliament of Catalonia in Barcelona on September 19, 2014Barcelona (AFP) - The Spanish government on Friday welcomed Scotland's "No" vote on independence, but Catalans determined to break away from Spain pushed ahead defiantly for their own ballot on self-rule.


FDA tweaks food safety rules due next year
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:08:33 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.

Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:06:22 -0400

This undated image provided by the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 shows Don Spirit. On Thursday, officials said Spirit is suspected of killing six of his grandchildren, his daughter and himself near Bell, Fla. (AP Photo/Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office)BELL, Fla. (AP) — An ex-convict who killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself had been in and out of jail and spent time in prison for accidentally shooting his son to death during a hunting trip, according to authorities and records.


Goodell to break silence on domestic abuse and NFL
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:01:06 -0400

FILE - In this Thursday, May 29, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, right, addresses members of the media in Foxborough, Mass. The NFL is under pressure from sponsors, fans and lawmakers for its handling of domestic violence allegations against several players. At issue is whether the league is acting swiftly enough to investigate or discipline players. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell will make his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence when he holds a news conference Friday.


Scots spurn independence in historic vote, nationalist leader resigns
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:00:08 -0400

Supporters from the "No" Campaign celebrate in Edinburgh, ScotlandBy Alistair Smout and Guy Faulconbridge EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum on Thursday, saving a union dating back over 300 years but ushering in a period of intense bargaining over Prime Minister David Cameron's pre-vote pledges to give Scots more say over their own affairs. A vote for the union is a relief for millions of Britons including Cameron, whose job was on the line, as well as allies across the world who were horrified at the prospect of the United Kingdom's separation. ...


Italy's Northern League founder Bossi saddened by Scottish vote
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:59:57 -0400

By James Mackenzie ROME (Reuters) - The founder of Italy's pro-devolution, anti-immigrant Northern League expressed bitter disappointment at the result of the Scottish independence referendum and said voters had been intimidated by the media. Umberto Bossi, who created the movement for autonomy for Italy's rich northern regions in the 1980s and was a longstanding ally of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, said he had followed the Scottish independence debate closely. "We are not happy, we are sad," he told Reuters after 55 percent of voters in Scotland rejected the independence call. ...

Scots spurn independence in historic vote, Salmond resigns
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:59:50 -0400

Scottish Government handout photo shows Scotland's First Minister Salmond speaking during a news conference in EdinburghBy Alistair Smout and Guy Faulconbridge EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum on Thursday, saving a union dating back over 300 years but ushering in a period of intense bargaining over Prime Minister David Cameron's pre-vote pledges to give Scots more say over their own affairs. A vote for the union is a relief for millions of Britons including Cameron, whose job was on the line, as well as allies across the world who were horrified at the prospect of the United Kingdom's separation. ...


Yahoo rakes in another jackpot from Alibaba's IPO
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:53:15 -0400

FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, photo, shows a sign in front of Yahoo! headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo's latest windfall will be delivered with Alibaba’s record-setting IPO Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, which is expected raise more than $24 billion for the e-commerce company and its early backers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo is making amends for years of blundering with one smart move: an early investment in Alibaba Group that has turned into a multibillion-dollar boon.


Quality assurance manager at plant linked to salmonella outbreak guilty of obstruction
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:50:00 -0400

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Quality assurance manager at plant linked to salmonella outbreak guilty of obstruction .

Alibaba surges in Wall Street debut
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:48:45 -0400

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba CEO Jack Ma (C) gives two thumbs up as he arrives at the New York Stock Exchange on September 19, 2014A buying frenzy sent Alibaba shares sharply higher Friday as the Chinese online giant made its historic Wall Street trading debut.


Rivals dash to support Apple Pay for fear of losing out
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:45:48 -0400

Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Service, introduces Apple Pay during an Apple event at the Flint Center in CupertinoBy Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - In the hype-fueled technology industry, "revolutionary" is a word in danger of losing its meaning. But Apple Inc's new mobile payments system - unveiled just ten days ago - is already winning over the heavyweights of the financial industry and signaling the likely demise of lesser payment alternatives. Its secret? Apple Pay preserves many existing relationships while inserting a new dominant player - itself - as kingmaker. Its potential audience? The 800 million Apple users who have already connected credit and debit cards to iTunes accounts. ...


Obama: Campus sex assault an affront to humanity
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:39:58 -0400

FILE - In this April 2014 file photo, Actor Jon Hamm, of television's "Mad Men," is shown at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, at the Javits Convention Center in New York. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are unveiling the "It's On Us" campaign Friday at a White House event. The White House has enlisted Hollywood stars including Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" to help fight campus sexual assault. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a new focus on violence against women, President Barack Obama kicked off a star-powered campaign Friday against campus sexual assault particularly targeted at encouraging men to take a stand.


Hearing set for man accused of starting huge fire
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:39:00 -0400

This image released by the El Dorado County Sheriff's department shows Wayne Allen Huntsman in his booking photo in Placerville, Calif. Huntsman has been arrested on suspicion of arson in an out-of-control Northern California wildfire that has driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes as it continues to grow, authorities said Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/El Dorado County Sheriffs)PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Higher humidity Friday helped slow the growth of a massive Northern California wildfire that has forced some 2,800 to evacuate and likely burned homes, while a man accused of deliberately starting the blaze was set to appear in court.


Jazz at Lincoln Center opens season with 'Ochas'
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:35:44 -0400

This Sept. 18, 2014 photo released by Jazz at Lincoln Center the shows Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, special guest percussionists, seated from left, Clemente Medina, Roman Diaz and Pedrito Martinez and and vocalists Amma Dawn McKen and Denise Ola DeJean at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. (AP Photo/Jazz at Lincoln Center, Frank Stewart)NEW YORK (AP) — Wynton Marsalis opened Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2014-15 season with the world premiere of "Ochas," a three-movement suite blending jazz with the traditional folkloric music of Cuba and the Afro-Cuban Santeria religion.


After NFL, baseball addresses domestic violence
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:33:18 -0400

The recent spate of high-profile domestic violence cases involving Ray Rice and other NFL players prompted Major League Baseball and the players' union to open talks about the way that sport should deal with such episodes.

Spain's Catalan parliament approves independence vote law
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:29:16 -0400

Catalans waves Esteladas (the Catalan independence flag) outside the Parliament of Catalonia in Barcelona on September 19, 2014Barcelona (AFP) - Catalonia's regional parliament on Friday passed a law that its leaders say will authorise them to hold a non-binding "consultation" on independence from Spain on November 9.


Egyptian breaks record for world's deepest scuba dive
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:23:06 -0400

Scuba divers swim with turtles in the Red Sea near Sharm el-SheikhCairo (AFP) - Egyptian frogman Ahmed Gamal Gabr has broken the world record for the deepest scuba dive with a plunge into the Red Sea, Guinness World Records said on Friday.


Correction: Newlyweds-Craigslist Killing story
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:22:09 -0400

Miranda Barbour is led into court by sheriff deputies in Sunbury PennsylvaniaSUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — In a Sept. 18 story about the sentencing of a couple who lured a stranger to his death with a Craigslist ad, The Associated Press erroneously reported how The Daily Item newspaper interviewed one of the defendants. It was conducted in person, not by telephone. The story also incorrectly reported when an earlier interview by the newspaper with the same defendant took place. It was in February, not April.


Apple faithful line up for latest, larger iPhones
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:22:01 -0400

Michele Mattana of Sardinia, Italy, poses with an iPhone 6 Plus and an iPhone 6 on the first day of sales at the Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan, New YorkBy Sam Adams and Rory Carroll NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc's latest phone lured throngs of gadget lovers, entrepreneurs and early adapters to its stores in New York, San Francisco and other cities around the world in the latest sign of strong initial demand for the new, larger generation of iPhones. Even the night before the phones' Friday debut, nearly 70 people were waiting in line in front of the Apple store in downtown San Francisco. ...



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Coming Up: NFL Chief Goodell Speaks Out After Scandals
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:45:43 GMT

The news conference will be the first public appearance for Commissioner Roger Goodell in more than a week.






Manhunt for Trooper Slay Suspect Frays Nerves
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:25:31 GMT

Schools are closed and roadblocks are popping up as Eric Frein eludes capture a week after the ambush at a Pennsylvania barracks.






Missing UVA Student Probe Leads Cops to Apartment
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:21:17 GMT

Hannah Graham, 18, was last heard from just after leaving an off-campus party on Friday night.






Missing UVA Student Probe Leads Cops to Apartment
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:21:17 GMT

Hannah Graham, 18, was last heard from just after leaving an off-campus party on Friday night.






Spank Debate: Parents Say Punishment Made Them Better
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:18:46 GMT

The Adrian Peterson case is prodding some Americans to ponder: ‘If physical punishment from a parent is so damaging, why did it work on me?’






Watch Man Drop New iPhone Minutes After Purchase
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:10:10 GMT

The first person to buy the new iPhone six in Perth, Australia, dropped it as he was being interviewed by a TV reporter.

Open Sesame! Alibaba Makes Monster Trading Debut
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:00:08 GMT

The largest IPO in history, from Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, opened at $92.70 a share.

Domestic Violence Hotline Deluged Since NFL Scandal
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:55:17 GMT

The number of calls coming into a national center jumped from 800 to 1,300 a day after the video of Ray Rice hitting his fiancee appeared.

Leader of Scottish Independence Push Resigns Post
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:26:08 GMT

Alex Salmond told reporters: "The dream will never die."

Six Kids in Florida Murder-Suicide Were 'Happy-Go-Lucky'
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:16:17 GMT

A convicted felon fatally shot his daughter and six grandchildren before killing himself in a Florida home on Thursday, police said.






Pass the Brewski? Pabst Sold to Russian Company
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:41:36 GMT

Pabst Brewing Company, which produces quintessential American beers PBR, Colt 45, Old Milwaukee and Lone Star beers was sold to a Russian company.

Murder-Suicide Horror: Dad Kills Daughter, Six Grandkids
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:30:20 GMT

A convicted felon fatally shot his daughter and six grandchildren before killing himself in a Florida home Thursday, police said.






Scuba Diver Plunges 1,000 Feet Into Abyss For World Record
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:57:41 GMT

A diver plunged 1,066 feet into the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt on Friday and set a new saltwater scuba dive world record.

How High-Tech Chats Are Saving Domestic Abuse Victims
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:51:43 GMT

For some survivors of domestic violence, the veil of privacy that talking online affords is the only way they will consider seeking help.

Thousands Line Up to Exchange Ray Rice Jerseys
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:20:50 GMT

Fans can exchange an NFL-licensed Rice jersey for another replica jersey at M&T Bank Stadium.

Ravens Holding Ray Rice Jersey Exchange This Weekend
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:20:50 GMT

Fans can exchange an NFL-licensed Rice jersey for another replica jersey at M&T Bank Stadium this weekend.






Massive California Fire Shows No Signs of Quitting
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:20:29 GMT

Wayne Allen Huntsman, 37, faces arson charges for allegedly starting the massive King Fire, that has grown to more than 73,000 acres since Saturday.

Meet Greg Orman, the Most Interesting Man in Politics
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:11:04 GMT

Republican Pat Roberts looks even more vulnerable after yesterday's court ruling.

Suspect Pleads Guilty in Deadly 1998 Embassy Bombings
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:00:43 GMT

The attacks, in Kenya and Tanzania, killed 224 people and introduced al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden to most Americans for the first time.

Can Divided Scotland Bounce Back After Bitter Battle?
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:54:22 GMT

Scots woke up Friday united with the rest of Britain - but divided among themselves after an intense and often acrimonious independence campaign.

French Fighter Jets Bomb ISIS in Iraq for First Time
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:27:33 GMT

Rafale fighter jets accompanied by support planes "entirely destroyed" the depot controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).






iPhone 6: Apple Fans Line Up Around the World
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:16:49 GMT

Hordes of iFanatics mobbed Apple Stores and other retailers around the world Friday as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus hit shelves.






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published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:11:21 GMT

From a resounding “no” vote against Scottish independence to the latest fight against ISIS, see the stories we're following.






Busch Gardens Removes Props in Wake of Beheadings
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:04:28 GMT

Parks said that in light of recent events, some props may have had the unintended consequence of appearing insensitive.

Still United! Scotland Rejects Independence With Historic Vote
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:50:26 GMT

The United Kingdom remained intact Friday after 55.3 percent of Scottish voters rejected independence in a record-breaking national referendum.







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GLASGOW, Scotland — Liz Quinn's longtime dream of a fully independent Scotland was shattered early Friday after Scots voted overwhelmingly to stay within the United Kingdom. “I am deeply disappointed, but you know, we're still standing,” said Quinn, 75, ...
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Alibaba's Next Move: How Will It Spend Its Cash Stash? - Bloomberg
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Alibaba's Next Move: How Will It Spend Its Cash Stash?
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Sept. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Stanford's Charles Lee and Bloomberg Contributing Editor Paul Kedrosky debate what Alibaba will do with the proceeds from its IPO. They speak with Emily Chang and Cory Johnson on "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg).
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Parents of Missing UVA Student Hannah Graham Urge 'Walk With a Buddy' - ABC News
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Parents of Missing UVA Student Hannah Graham Urge 'Walk With a Buddy'
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The parents of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham released an emotional letter to the school's students and faculty today saying they are still "optimistic" their daughter will return and urging students to be careful this weekend and "walk with ...
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NFL to assist domestic violence hotline, begin education programs - USA TODAY
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NFL to assist domestic violence hotline, begin education programs
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The NFL will implement educational programs on domestic violence and sexual assault for all league and team personnel beginning in the next 30 days, Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a memo to teams and staff Friday. Goodell also announced ...
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Hillary Clinton slams Congress for being out of touch with citizens - New York Daily News
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Hillary Clinton slams Congress for being out of touch with citizens
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WASHINGTON — Sounding like a presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton picked on an easy target Thursday, slamming Congress as "an evidence-free zone" where the reality of Americans' lives "is so far from the minds of too many." Speaking at a panel on ...
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Man in Florida shoots dead daughter, six grandchildren and himself - Irish Times
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Man in Florida shoots dead daughter, six grandchildren and himself
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Don Charles Spirit, who shot and killed his daughter and her six young children before killing himself at his home in north-central Florida. Photograph: Reuters/Florida Department of Corrections. Topics: News · World · US · Florida Department; More Topics.

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Obama Announces 'It's on Us' Campaign to Prevent Campus Sexual Assaults - New York Times
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WASHINGTON — President Obama has tried to use the power of his office to combat sexual assaults on college campuses. On Friday, he got some help. In a speech from the East Room, the president announced “It's on Us,” a nationwide public service ...
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France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq - Chron.com
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This photo provided Friday, Sept.19, 2014 by the French Army's video and photo department ECPAD shows a Rafale jet fighter landing in Al Dhafra base, UAE, after a strike in Iraq Friday. Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, France conducted its first ...
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Report: Christie didn't know of bridge closures - USA TODAY
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Report: Christie didn't know of bridge closures
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TRENTON — A federal probe into the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal so far has uncovered no information Gov. Chris Christie either knew in advance or directed the closure of traffic lanes. The report by WNBC-TV in New York quoted ...
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Ebola Outbreak: Ways to help - CNN
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(CNN) -- West Africa is facing the worst Ebola outbreak on record, according to the World Health Organization. More than 2,600 people have died from the virus since March and the numbers continue to grow. Obama announced that the U.S. will step up its ...
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Scotland's voted 'no.' Now what?

Independence is off the table and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has resigned. But questions remain about just what powers Westminster will give Scotland, and when.

UK author James Dawson chimes in on debate over 'white faces' in children's books

UK children’s laureate Malorie Blackman faced racist comments after Sky News misquoted her as saying there were 'too many white faces' in children's literature.  Now young adult author James Dawson has stepped into the fray, saying, "Malorie did not say there are too many white faces in children’s books, but I will.... Put that on Sky News.”

Mexico shootout or massacre? Witness accounts challenge military's take.

Reports by Esquire Mexico and the Associated Press have painted a very different picture of a June incident that killed 22 people. 

iPhone 6 shoppers get a snack in line, courtesy of McDonald's

McDonald's representatives were up before dawn  to provide apple pies and apple slices  to early iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus adopters lined up at Apple stores in Chicago and New York.  The chain has a vested interest in the iPhone 6's success – McDonald's announced last week that it will begin accepting ApplePay. 

Alibaba shares surge 46 percent in historic debut

Alibaba shares surged by more than 40 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped in to buy what looks likely to be the largest IPO in history. More than two hours after trading began, Alibaba stock opened at $92.70 and rose from there, hitting a high of $99.70.

How many House seats does NRCC chairman Greg Walden think GOP will gain?

Rep. Greg Walden, speaking at a Monitor breakfast Friday, says that national security, both at home and abroad, is 'popping' as an issue with voters.

Ang Lee will reportedly direct a movie adaptation of 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk'

Ben Fountain's novel about soldiers who served in Iraq has been both a critical and popular success.

Obama, celebrities launch campaign to prevent sexual assault on campus

As part of a months-long federal public-awareness effort, the White House will announce Friday 'It's On Us,' a new campaign aimed at preventing sexual assault on college campuses.'

Why are Democrats so mad at DNC chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz?

Political DC is buzzing about a Politico story quoting critics who claims Democratic National Committee chair Wasserman Schultz put her own ambitions ahead of the party's. Are they looking for a scapegoat for Democrats' likely drubbing in the mid-terms, or is something else at work?

'Factory Man' is being developed as an HBO miniseries

'Factory Man,' a nonfiction work by Beth Macy, is the story of a Virginia businessman who fought against outsourcing.

Nutella-swirled chocolate chip blondies

Who doesn't love Nutella swirled into baked goods? The only way to improve this simple delicious recipe would be to double it.

Senators go after NFL's 'tax-exempt' status

The NFL's tax-exempt status is not high on the Congressional to-do list, but that's not keeping some senators, including New Jersey's Cory Booker, from trying to repeal it over the NFL's response to domestic violence charges against its players.

Margaret Butler puts girls on track to succeed

Komera supports education for girls in Rwanda, where few can afford secondary school.

Why one senator wants to halt US coal leases

The federal government is getting ripped off when it comes to leasing coal tracts on federal lands in the western US, one prominent US senator says. 

What privacy debate? Police drone use in Israel flies under the radar

Growing civilian drone use has raised safety and privacy concerns in the US. But when drones were approved to enhance security for light-rail trains in Jerusalem, hardly anyone took notice.

Scotland's vote helps others define community ties

The 'no' vote against independence by Scotland helps bring the United Kingdom together in redefining UK identity through more power to local communities. New political contours will reshape the shared ethical life and create ties that bind beyond culture.

Calif. wildfire growth slows, man faces arson charges

The wind-whipped wildfire had burned through 119 square miles of timber and vegetation east of Sacramento as of Friday morning and was just 10 percent contained but had yet to damage or destroy any homes or buildings, according to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Scotland is staying. London's headaches are just starting.

British leaders are relieved by the Scots' vote against independence. But devolving new powers to Scotland – and perhaps to England – may be a bigger challenge for Westminster than the referendum was.

Europe hails Scottish vote as a victory for union more broadly

Scots voted definitely to stay in the UK. The European Union may need to take lessons from the Scottish independence referendum as it faces its own questions of legitimacy.

'This Is Where I Leave You': The cast is better than the over-the-top movie

Tina Fey and Jason Bateman star in 'Leave,' which centers on a family that gathers to mourn the death of its patriarch. The cast is great, but the movie can't seem to settle on a tone. 

'Fort Bliss' needs to more fully examine its protagonist's conflicts

'Bliss' stars Michelle Monaghan as a decorated Army medic who returns home from extended duty in Afghanistan, but the conflicts of Monaghan's character about motherhood and the military need to be explored more.

'The Green Prince' focuses on the relationship between a Palestinian spy for Israel and his handler

'Prince' centers on Palestinian Mosab Hassan Yousef, who became a spy for Israel's internal security agency Shin Bet.

Marvel Comics' Deadpool is officially getting his own movie, says studio

The super-powered character Deadpool appeared in the 2009 movie 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' and actor Ryan Reynolds, who played him in 'Wolverine,' also portrayed the character in some recent test footage. Twentieth Century Fox now says a movie about Deadpool will hit theaters in 2016.

Chris Christie defends NFL's Goodell, discusses presidential ambitions

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who worked with the commissioner during the lead-up to the Super Bowl, said Goodell should not be judged for a single error.

Antarctic ice at record-high growth, Arctic continues to lose

Antarctica gained 7.6 million square miles of sea ice this southern winter, according to The National Snow and Ice Data Center, while sea ice in its northern counterpart continues to shrink.

Australia's PM decamps to Outback tent to promote Aboriginal rights

Prime Minister Tony Abbott plans on calling a referendum to include recognition of Aboriginals in the Constitution – a plan some native leaders say is style over substance.

Passenger: Jetblue plane filled with smoke before emergency landing Thurs. (+video)

None of the 142 passengers and five crew members was injured during the evacuation, though medical personnel tended to three passengers at the scene and one other was taken to a hospital for observation, airport spokeswoman Cassie Perez-Harmison said.

Sierra Leone begins three-day shutdown to slow Ebola outbreak

Health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in hopes to find and isolate Ebola patients who have resisted going to health centers. 'If people don't have access to the right information, we need to bring life-saving messages to them,' said a UNICEF Representative in Sierra Leone.

Burger King 'black burger' with squid ink goes on sale today

Burger King will begin selling a new black burger in Japan Friday. What makes the special Burger King black burger sauce? Squid ink.

Home Depot data breach was bigger than Target's. Were you affected?

Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers. Home Depot said the breach took place between April and September. 

'Brown Girl Dreaming' blends history and personal memories into lovely verse

Jacqueline Woodson's memoir-in-verse is filled with perfect tiny moments about family, about friends, and about writing and reading, and about following your dreams.

Islamic State: France joins US air campaign in Iraq, hitting logistics depot (+video)

French President Francois Hollande said Rafale jets destroyed an Islamic State logistics depot in northeastern Iraq. France is the first nation to join the US-led air campaign against IS.

Pro-'Yes' Glasgow is introspective after Scotland opts to stay in UK

Glaswegians came out strongly for independence, making for a muted morning in Scotland's largest city after the country voted 'no.'

Reader recommendation: Kamchatka

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

Honoring International Day of Peace

A Christian Science perspective: We all have rights to peace.

Senate campaign 2014: Brought to you by 'dark money' like never before

Campaign spending by 'dark money' groups is eight times higher than about this time in the last midterm campaign cycle, and it's mainly going to TV ads in races that could tip control of the US Senate.

Ukraine crisis: How the US can help

The war between Ukraine and Russia may appear to be waning, but Ukraine's energy dependence on Russia remains its greatest weakness, Holland writes. As winter heating season quickly approaches, the United States and Europe must build a strategy now for buttressing Ukraine with energy support.

Peggy Stevens brings kids from three religions together

Kids4Peace Boston teaches communication and understanding to 12-year-old Jewish, Christian, and Muslim children from the US, Israel, and the Palestinian territories.

Top Picks: Joe Bonamassa's new album 'Different Shades of Blue,' National Geographic Wild's 'The Secret Life of Cats,' and more

The documentary 'Koch' looks at the life of the controversial former New York mayor, the book 'Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words' includes the real-life tales and romantic adventures that inspired her lyrics, and more top picks.

Alibaba IPO set to be the biggest ever. What's behind the hype? (+video)

Alibaba, China's leading e-commerce company, has priced its shares at $68 each, raising at least $21.8 billion,  and investors are eager to buy its shares that it could easily become the world's biggest initial public offering when it begins trading Friday. Alibaba's IPO, though offering huge potential, comes with some unusual risks. 


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Hazelcast trousers cash, poises open-source cutlass against Exadata belly
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:03:04 GMT

Do ya feel Luck-y, punk?

Another day, another bunch of VCs pour cash into a tech startup. Move along; there’s nothing to see here - or is there?…

Alien condoms. Stuck to the wall. That's entirely normal, y'know
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:28:04 GMT

And 3D printed model houses, because they're awesome

100% Design The Maker Movement was out in force at 100 Per Cent Design both inside and outside the exhibition hall, with the vintage caravan of the Maker Library Network was certainly attracting attention.…

India vs America: Earthling invaders in race to MARS
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:56:03 GMT

MAVEN and MOM neck and neck in plunge toward red world

India and America are locked into a race to Mars - but it looks as if the Yanks will get there first.…

Bono: Apple will sort out monetising music where the labels failed
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:35:10 GMT

Remastered so hard it would be difficult or impossible to master it again

U2 singer Paul Hewson (aka Bono) has hinted that Apple is working on a new music format that will make buying music “irresistible” all over again.…

Joan Rivers promotes iPhone 6 from BEYOND THE GRAVE
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:20:35 GMT

Deceased comedienne loving the new fondlephab

Dead comedian Joan Rivers has shuffled briefly back onto this mortal coil to promote Apple's iPhone 6.…

You - vendor. Pin your ears back, I've got some things to tell you
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:26:04 GMT

No, there is no coffee and you may not sit down. Notebooks out

Storagebod The problem with many discussions in IT is that they rapidly descend into ones that look and feel like religious debate; whereas reality is much more complex and the good IT specialist will develop their own syncretic religion and pinch bits that work from everywhere.…

Divinity Original Sin and Wasteland 2 reviews: Turn-based gaming's NOT DEAD YET!
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:31:05 GMT

Kickstarter funded fun-packed thrills

Game Theory It seems it’s taken Kickstarter to revive the turn-based strategy RPG, especially as the big game developers trip over each other to mishmash genres into huge titles like Destiny, so that everything seems have been turned into a shitty FPS.…

Buying memory in the iPhone 6: Like wiping your bottom with dollar bills
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:59:03 GMT

Mind, t'Motorola StarTac were like GOLD

Anal-ysis So, Apple charges £539 for a 16GB iPhone, £619 for a 64GB device and £699 for a 128GB jeesus! Phone.…

Register man goes from back to front of iPHONE6 queue in SIXTY SECONDS
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:45:04 GMT

Arr, he'm used t'magic o' fast forrard, d'ye see

Vid World+Dog descended upon the flagship London Apple Store today in an attempt to get their sweating hands on the phabulous new iPhone 6 Plus.…

Your chance to WIN the WORLD'S ONLY HANDHELD ZX SPECTRUM
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:30:03 GMT

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Blood-crazed Microsoft axes Trustworthy Computing Group
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:02:08 GMT

Security be not a dirty word, me Satya. But crevice, bigod...

Microsoft is closing its Trustworthy Computing Group as part of the loss of 2,100 jobs in a restructuring plan unveiled on Thursday.…

Bacon-related medical breakthrough wins Ig Nobel prize
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:39:01 GMT

Is there ANYTHING cured pork can't do?

Is there nothing that can’t be solved with the judicious application of bacon? Apparently not, as this year’s Ig Nobel Prize for Medicine winners can attest.…

Getting to the BOTTOM of the great office seating debate
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:21:09 GMT

Belay that toil, me hearty, and park your scurvy backside

100% Design One of the enduring passions of the design world is where we put our arses. Every year at 100 Per Cent Design there’s always a new take on where the butt stops. Some are elaborate, others inventive and, if there are a lot of seats to be considered, then things can get quite cosy too.…

iPhone 6: The final straw for Android makers eaten alive by the data parasite?
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:57:10 GMT

Arr, makin' spy kit fer Google, a mug's game matey

Analysis Today's long overdue update to Apple's iPhone line - which had been moribund for years - look set to squeeze some rival manufacturers to death. New iPhones at last means that Android, Google's smartphone middleware, will soon look attractive only for budget vendors selling into fast-growing emerging markets.…

TOR users become FBI's No.1 hacking target after legal power grab
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:03:11 GMT

Be afeared, me hearties, these scoundrels be spying our signals

The FBI wants greater authority to hack overseas computers, according to a law professor.…

Plucky Playmonaut parties as LOHAN hits Kickstarter goal
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:27:06 GMT

Bring on the wenches'n'mead, set course for New Mexico

It's with the traditional portentous drumroll and mighty fanfare of trumpets that we announce we've hit our Kickstarter target to take the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission to Spaceport America.…

Open source and the NHS: Two huge disorganised entities without central control
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:04:04 GMT

Nay dragons here, me lad - these be long lost lovers

To outsiders, Britain’s National Health Service must look like a monolith, with more than a million staff marching under one three letter acronym to provide healthcare free at the point of delivery, paid for by the taxes.…

Russian botnet suspects cuffed over romantic MMS spyware allegs
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:32:05 GMT

Avast! Belay that 'RomanticVK' order - there be MONSTERS

Russian cops have arrested two mobile botnet cybercrime suspects as part of an ongoing investigation that's reckoned to be the first of its kind in Russia.…

Object Storage Alliance launched. Problem: 3 vendors haven't joined
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:03:12 GMT

See here, me IBM mateys, why d'ye languish with these scurvy curs?

After complaining for some time that its message is not understood, the object storage industry has set up an Object Storage Alliance – only to have three suppliers refuse to join.…

Google Apple grapple brings crypto cop block to Android
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:25:06 GMT

Belike tears of joy to this old seadog's eyes, lad

Google has told The Washington Post it will introduce default encryption into its new Android fondleslabs in a bid to foil police forensics (and maybe to copy or catch up with Apple).…

Who's that at the door, storage box flingers? It's the hard drive makers. No, they are not smiling
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:04:05 GMT

Nice treasure chest ye have there. Shame if it fell overboard

Analysis Hard drive makers are, metaphorically speaking, shifting from being gunsmiths to arms dealers. In other words, their customers, who take the drives and put them in boxes, better watch out.…

Stray positrons caught on ISS hint at DARK MATTER source
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:29:09 GMT

Landlubber scope-gazers squint to horizons and see anti-electron count surge

Data gathered by the International Space Station's (ISS') Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is being cautiously suggested as useful evidence for the existence of dark matter.…

Oi, London thief. We KNOW what you're doing - our PRECRIME system warned us
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:01:08 GMT

Aye, shipmate, it be just like that Minority Report

Italian boffins claim to have devised a method of predicting future crime trends in London using creepy footfall data collected by a mobile phone provider.…

Monitors monitor's monitoring finds touch screens have 0.4% market share
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:31:12 GMT

Not four. Point four. Count yer booty again, Microsoft

Market monitor IDC's latest word on monitors goes some way to explaining limp enthusiasm for Windows 8: people just aren't buying touch-screen monitors.…

Why Oracle CEO Larry Ellison had to go ... Except he hasn't
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:03:11 GMT

Silicon Valley's veteran seadog in piratical Putin impression

Analysis What's the difference between God and Larry Ellison? God doesn't think he's Larry Ellison.…

Bloke buys iPHONE 6 and DROPS IT to SMASH on PURPOSE
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:41:03 GMT

Yarrrgh! 'Tis Antipodean insanity, ye crazy swab

First Crack In the queue to buy the iPhone 6 today, Vulture South met a chap named Alex McCredie, the founder of Sydney iThing repair company FixPod.…

Gigantic bazaar Alibaba WILL turn share price up to 11, er, $68 for biggest IPO ever in US
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:01:08 GMT

Hopeful cap'ns seek PILES O'DOUBLOONS in NYSE debut

Chinese internet giant Alibaba has set the price of its shares to the max for what is shaping up to be the largest initial public offering (IPO) in US history.…

Samsung unlocks Knox at zero bucks
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:03:04 GMT

The race to zero in the mobile device management market has begun

Samsung has dropped the cost of its mobile device management (MDM) suite Knox to $0.…

Apple iStuff saved by Beer
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:14:09 GMT

iOS, OS X bug busting bonanza bash

Apple has crushed a tonne of bugs across its products including 53 a piece in iOS 8 and OS X Mavericks, the majority reported by Google researcher Ian Beer.…

Red Hat to Wall Street: I came here to chew FeedHenry and kick some ass. And I'm all out of FeedHenry
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:58:05 GMT

rpm -i profit.q2.2015

Red Hat surprised analysts with very strong earnings for the second quarter of its fiscal 2015 on Thursday, even as the Linux vendor looked to enter the enterprise mobile apps market with a €63.5m ($82m) acquisition.…

How's this for a biz expense? SAP pops $8.3 BEELLION on company card for Concur
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:27:15 GMT

That's about three or so Minecrafts, right?

SAP has announced it has agreed to acquire enterprise travel and business expense management software purveyor Concur Technologies in an $8.3bn takeover deal.…

Register journo battles Sydney iPHONE queue, FONDLES BIG 'UN
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:09:26 GMT

Swollen queue suggests bumper Fruitchomp Friday

First Fondle If the vast queues for the very latest iPhones at the Broadway Apple Store in Sydney are a reliable augury, mighty Apple is back on top form, el Reg can report.…

Home Depot: 56 million bank cards pwned by malware in our tills
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:39:07 GMT

That's about 50 per cent bigger than the Target tills mega-hack

Home Depot today admitted 56 million bank cards are at risk after they were used in malware-infected tills.…

First day of Hurd'n'Catz at Oracle: It's dis-fur-pointing for Wall St
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:26:13 GMT

Database giant still not feline the love in new hardware and software sales

Oracle posted results that missed analysts' expectations yet again on Thursday, in a Q1 2015 earnings report that was all but overshadowed by the unexpected news that Larry Ellison has stepped down as CEO.…

Feds act to stop cyber-bullying, whatever it is, at some future point
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:15:13 GMT

Bill to establish Children’s e-Safety Commissioner boosts education funds by $7.5m

Australia's Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull, and his parliamentary secretary Paul Fletcher, have jointly announced that it is working on legislation to allow the appointment of a Children’s e-Safety Commissioner.…

Oracle's Larry Ellison quits as CEO – new bosses are Hurd'n'Catz
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:30:11 GMT

Larry to spend more time with his, er, in his CTO chair

Oracle has, in the past few minutes, announced that company founder Larry Ellison has stepped down as chief executive, effective immediately.…

Microsoft's axeman Nadella fills baskets with 2,100 fresh heads
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:27:33 GMT

Round 2 of layoffs sees jobs cut company-wide

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has brought down his axe again, sending off the next batch of the 18,000 employees he has promised will lose their jobs by the end of the year.…

Does this float your boat? Dead Steve Jobs to hijack yachts from BEYOND THE GRAVE
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:13:54 GMT

Is there nothing the Apple biz tyrant can't do?

Apple cofounder Steve Jobs shuffled off this mortal coil in 2011, but his name is living on in patent filings.…

Students playing with impressive racks? Yes, it's cluster comp time
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:29:12 GMT

The most comprehensive coverage the world has ever seen. Ever

HPC blog This article and the ones following it are the most comprehensive and in-depth analysis of a cluster competition that the world has ever seen. If you can find better coverage, then I'll eat a handful of spider webs.

Ten years on, TEN PER CENT of retailers aren't obeying CAN-SPAM
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:56:09 GMT

Unscrupulous marketers are, guess what, still being gits

One in 10 of the world’s largest online retailers are sill violating the CAN-SPAM Act, a full 10 years after the US anti-spam legislation went into effect.…

Snowden's NSA leaks have galvanised the storage world
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:33:03 GMT

Vendors raise their game after gov securo-busting revealed

Anyone following the fortunes of the world’s biggest technology companies will have noticed a trend: every one of them has gone potty for privacy.…

Copyright thieves' cyberlockers slurp MILLIONS from honest creators, study finds
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:03:12 GMT

Offshore chop shops make merry from movies and pr0n

An economic study of direct download locker sites has found most are used for copyright infringement – and calculates that they're highly profitable. The study looked at download sites like Mega, Rapidgator and Depositfiles, and streaming lockers like Movshare.net, Flashx.tv and Streamcloud.eu.…

Damien Hirst, eat your heart out - these guys chop up TAXIS
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:04:04 GMT

Half a car stuck to your wall is this season's must-have accessory, darling

100% Design Yes, it’s that time of year again when the design world presents its latest creations. The ideas shown off here will no doubt make it into very well-heeled home in the coming weeks – and gives the rest of us a glimpse of what’s coming in a year or two.…

Driving with an Apple Watch could land you with a 100 FINE
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:59:07 GMT

Bad news for tech-addicted fanbois behind the wheel

We're struggling to find a single reason why anyone would want to wear an Apple Watch, but here's one reason why you shouldn't.…

Early result from Scots indyref vote? NAW, Jimmy - it's a SCAM
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:33:11 GMT

Anyone claiming to know before tomorrow is telling porkies

Web users have been warned to be wary of fake results messages about the Scottish Independence referendum.…

PORTAL TO ELSEWHERE scried in small galaxy far, far away
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:02:30 GMT

Supermassive black hole dominates titchy star formation

Astronomers have spied a supermassive black hole - of the type theorised by some physicists to be portals out of our universe to elsewhere - in an itsy-bitsy ultracompact dwarf galaxy, the smallest ever known to contain such a gigantic light-sucking feature.…

Mozilla shutters Labs, tells nobody it's been dead for five months
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:22:09 GMT

Staffer's blog reveals all as projects languish on GitHub

Mozilla has quietly shuttered its Labs, folding people and projects into the main organisation.…

Forget bonking, have ONE OFF THE WRIST with Barclaycard's bPay
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:03:08 GMT

It's positively encouraged on the London Underground

Barclaycard is trying to push consumers towards a cashless society with its contactless payment wristband, bPay.…

Sony says year's losses will be FOUR TIMES DEEPER than thought
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:30:33 GMT

Losses of more than $2 BILLION loom over troubled Japanese corp

Sony shares dropped more than eight per cent today after the firm warned that it expects losses for this year to be four times as bad as it previously predicted.…

China hacked US Army transport orgs TWENTY TIMES in ONE YEAR
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:57:18 GMT

FBI et al knew of nine hacks - but didn't tell TRANSCOM

Sophisticated Beijing-backed hackers raided civilian organisations responsible for the movements of US troops and equipment 20 times in one year of which only two were detected by the responsible agency, an audit report has found.…


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Get a $15 iTunes gift card for $10
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:01:01 GMT

It's a no-brainer. If you routinely buy stuff from iTunes, here's a little extra bang for your 10 bucks. Plus: two bonus deals!






Apple iPhone 6 goes on sale around the world
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:59:01 GMT

Doors open at Apple stores across the globe as the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hit the shelves.






iOS 8 adoption lags behind that of iOS 7
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:37:22 GMT

The latest version of Apple's mobile OS isn't yet gaining the traction that its predecessor did last year. Why might that be?






Alibaba's blockbuster IPO: Why you should care about the Chinese giant
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:27:22 GMT

CNET breaks down Alibaba's sprawling e-commerce empire and explains why everyone's been talking about the Chinese company's initial public offering.

iPhone 6 launch mania: Bigger phones, bigger lines
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:23:09 GMT

The now-annual iPhone launch spectacle seemed different this time around. At Manhattan's marquee Apple Store on Fifth Avenue, a line that stretched several blocks degenerated into a chaotic crowd. But the chaos didn't consist of super fans. Most in line planned to resell it.

Low Latency 109: I'm your Destiny
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:06:54 GMT

Master Chief awakes in a cold sweat, forced to ponder what could have been.






Tech Retrospect: iPhones ahoy, new Kindles too
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:00:06 GMT

There are some new iPhones on the streets today, and Amazon has announced a flotilla of new devices. That, plus the latest multibillion-dollar acquisition in our overview of the week in tech news.






CNET en Espaol's first anniversary and the state of diversity in the tech industry
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:54:56 GMT

Commentary: Marking its first anniversary, CNET en Espaol brings light to the most influential and outstanding Latinos in an industry that could do much better when it comes to diversity.






iPhone 6 delay in China triggers black market sales
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:50:03 GMT

With the new iPhones not yet available in China, individuals are scooping them up through other sources and then reselling them at high prices, says Bloomberg.

Apple fan buys iPhone 6, promptly drops it
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:46:10 GMT

Jack Cooksey was first through the doors at the Apple store in Perth, Australia. He's also one of the first people in the world to drop a new iPhone 6.

Pan Am Experience immerses you in 1970s airline glory days
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:43:42 GMT

Break out your avocado-colored bell bottoms. For a $300 ticket you can experience Pan Am first-class with cocktails, dining and hat-wearing stewardesses.

Friday Poll: Are you happy with iOS 8 so far?
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:27:59 GMT

Apple upgraders, this one's for you. You've already downloaded the new OS and have spent some time playing with it. Now tell us how you're feeling about the changes.






iCloud Drive hits Windows ahead of Mac
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:25:01 GMT

The software lets Windows users tap into Apple's new iCloud Drive to save and retrieve documents, photos and other files.






Alibaba shares make their debut at $92.70
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:23:34 GMT

The Chinese company's record-breaking initial public offering is paying off with a splashy opening on the New York Stock Exchange.






Alibaba shares open at $94
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:11:52 GMT

The Chinese company's record-breaking initial public offering is paying off with a splashy debut on the New York Stock Exchange.






Apple iPhone 6 goes on sale around the globe (pictures)
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:59:28 GMT

Pictures from around the world as doors open at Apple stores in Sydney, Singapore, London, New York and San Francisco.






Nvidia unveils GeForce GTX 980, 970 GPUs using Maxwell chips
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:43:09 GMT

The GPU leader in the high-end gaming PC market has two new powerhouse components to sell ahead of the flurry of fall video game releases.

Phone 6 delay in China triggers black market sales
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:49:46 GMT

With the new iPhones not yet available in China, individuals are scooping them up through other sources and then reselling them at high prices, says Bloomberg.

Photokina, a camera buff's fantasyland (pictures)
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:43:57 GMT

The German show lets photography enthusiasts try the latest cameras, lenses, and accessories. Here's what the conference showcased.






Swiftkey keyboard app shoots to top of iTunes charts
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:31:16 GMT

Known for its powers of predictive typing, the app now ranks No. 1 among all free iPhone apps in Apple's App Store.






3D printer heading to space could enable lunar exploration
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:00:05 GMT

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will soon have a new high-tech tool at their disposal. CNET's Sumi Das visits Made In Space, the startup that's developed a 3D printer which works in microgravity, allowing crews to print tools, parts and more on demand.






Nokia.com yields to new Microsoft Mobile Devices site
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:46:27 GMT

Info on Lumia smartphones is moving to new digs as Microsoft continues to assimilate the goodies it got in its big Nokia deal.

Seoul says Uber ride-sharing is illegal before it's even started
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:09:04 GMT

South Korea's capital city says it will arrest drivers on the spot if the UberX service, currently in a free testing phase, becomes fully operational.






Netflix invades Europe: Why expansion beyond the US is so critical
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:41:31 GMT

Although its US business is humming along just fine, international expansion will provide the real growth for the video-streaming company.






How do you make a good virtual reality game? Oculus developers meet to find out
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:00:09 GMT

Developers looking to build games for Oculus' VR headset will swap their best tricks of the trade at the company's first conference.







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Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:52:00 GMT

New submitter GlowingCat writes: Russian President Vladimir Putin and several high-ranking officials will discuss the security of the Russian segment of the Internet at the meeting of the Russian Security Council next week. According to various reports, the officials will make a number of decisions about regulating the use of the Internet in Russia. This includes the ability to cut off the Russian Internet, known as Runet, from the outside world, in case of emergency.

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TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:08:00 GMT

storagedude writes: Amid ongoing security concerns, the popular open source encryption program TrueCrypt may have found new life under a new name. Under the terms of the TrueCrypt license — which was a homemade open source license written by the authors themselves rather than a standard one — a forking of the code is allowed if references to TrueCrypt are removed from the code and the resulting application is not called TrueCrypt. Thus, CipherShed will be released under a standard open source license, with long-term ambitions to become a completely new product.

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Science Has a Sexual Assault Problem
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:26:00 GMT

cold fjord writes: Phys.org reports, "The life sciences have come under fire recently with a study published in PLOS ONE that investigated the level of sexual harassment and sexual assault of trainees in academic fieldwork environments. The study found 71% of women and 41% of men respondents experienced sexual harassment, while 26% of women and 6% of men reported experiencing sexual assault. The research team also found that within the hierarchy of academic field sites surveyed, the majority of incidents were perpetrated by peers and supervisors. The New York Times notes, "Most of these women encountered this abuse very early in their careers, as trainees. The travel inherent to scientific fieldwork increases vulnerability as one struggles to work within unfamiliar and unpredictable conditions."

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The Minecraft Parent
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:44:00 GMT

HughPickens.com writes: Michael Agger has an interesting article in the New Yorker about parenting in the internet era and why Minecraft is the one game parents want their kids to play. He says, "Screens are no longer simply bicycles for the mind; they are bicycles that children can ride anywhere, into the virtual schoolyard where they might encounter disturbing news photos, bullies, creeps, and worse. Setting a child free on the Internet is a failure to cordon off the world and its dangers. It's nuts. ... The comfort of games is that they are partially walled off from the larger Internet, with their own communities and leaderboards. But what unsettles parents about Internet gaming, despite fond memories of after-school Nintendo afternoons, is its interconnectivity. Minecraft is played by both boys and girls, unusually. ... At its best, the game is not unlike being in the woods with your best friends. Parents also join in." According to Agger, the significance of Minecraft is how the game shows us that lively, pleasant virtual worlds can exist alongside our own, and that they are places where we want to spend time, where we learn and socialize. "To me what Minecraft represents is more than a hit game franchise," says new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. "It's this open-world platform. If you think about it, it's the one game parents want their kids to play." We need to meet our kids halfway in these worlds, and try to guide them like we do in the real world, concludes Agger. "Who knows how Minecraft will change under Microsoft's ownership, but it's a historic game that has shown many of us a middle way to navigate the eternal screens debate."

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'Why Banana Skins Are Slippery' Wins IgNobel
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:58:00 GMT

gbjbaanb writes: This year's Ig Nobel prize was won by Japanese researchers investigating why banana skins produced a frictionless surface compared to apple and orange peels. (Apparently, "The polysaccharide follicular gels that give banana skins their slippery properties are also found in the membranes where our bones meet," so its not all fun and jollity). Other prizes were awarded for noting that dogs only defecate when aligned with north-south magnetic fields, and that "night owl" people are more likely to be psychopaths than early risers. Yes, that probably includes you.

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Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:17:00 GMT

sfcrazy writes: Native support for Netflix is coming to Linux, thanks to their move from Silverlight to HTML5, Mozilla and Google Chrome. Paul Adolph from Netflix proposed a solution to Ubuntu developers: "Netflix will play with Chrome stable in 14.02 if NSS version 3.16.2 or greater is installed. If this version is generally installed across 14.02, Netflix would be able to make a change so users would no longer have to hack their User-Agent to play." The newer version of NSS is set to go out with the next security update.

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Scotland Votes No To Independence
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:57:00 GMT

An anonymous reader sends this news from the BBC: Scotland voters decided to remain part of the United Kingdom on Friday, rejecting independence in a historic referendum. The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to the British political establishment. Scots voted 55.3 percent to 44.7 percent against independence in a vote that saw an unprecedented turnout. "Like millions of other people, I am delighted," Prime Minister David Cameron said in a speech outside 10 Downing Street on Friday morning. "It would have broken my heart to see our United Kingdom come to an end." Cameron promised new powers for Scotland in the wake of the vote, but also warned that millions of voices in England must also be heard, calling for a "balanced settlement" that would deliver more power to England, Wales and Northern Ireland. (Somewhat related: according to a Reuters poll, one in four Americans want their state to secede from the union.)

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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:35:00 GMT

Squiff writes U2 and Apple are apparently collaborating on a new, "interactive format for music," due to launch in "about 18 months." (A direct interview is available at Time, but paywalled.) Bono said the new tech "can't be pirated" and will re-imagine the role of album artwork. Marco Arment has some suitably skeptical commentary: "Full albums are as interesting to most people today as magazines. Single songs and single articles killed their respective larger containers. ... This alleged new format will cost a fortune to produce: people have to take the photos, design the interactions, build the animations, and make the deals with Apple. Bono’s talking point about helping smaller bands is ridiculous ... There's nothing Apple or Bono can do to make people care enough about glorified liner notes. People care about music and convenience, period. As for “music that can’t be pirated”, I ask again, what decade is this? That ship has not only sailed long ago, but has circled the world hundreds of times, sunk, been dragged up, turned into a tourist attraction, went out of business, and been gutted and retrofitted as a more profitable oil tanker."

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Home Depot Says Breach Affected 56 Million Cards
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:52:00 GMT

wiredmikey writes: Home Depot said on Thursday that a data breach affecting its stores across the United States and Canada is estimated to have exposed 56 million customer payment cards between April and September 2014. While previous reports speculated that Home Depot had been hit by a variant of the BlackPOS malware that was used against Target Corp., the malware used in the attack against Home Depot had not been seen previously in other attacks. "Criminals used unique, custom-built malware to evade detection," the company said in a statement. The home improvement retail giant also that it has completed a "major payment security project" that provides enhanced encryption of payment card data at point of sale in its U.S. stores. According to a recent report from Trend Micro (PDF), six new pieces of point-of-sale malware have been identified so far in 2014.

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Inside Shenzen's Grey-Market iPhone Mall
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:03:00 GMT

jfruh writes Despite being largely manufactured in China, iPhones are still too expensive for most Chinese to afford — new ones, anyway. That's why thousands come to a bustling marketplace in Shenzen that specializes in older grey-market iPhones. Many of them are damaged phones that have been refurbished by enterprising merchants. From the story: "Reselling iPhones can be a lucrative business. The Shenzen mall, called Open World Communication City, is based in the Huaqiangbei district, which attracts buyers from around the world who come here to shop for cheap devices and components. But some of the business is shady. Earlier this year, a person who claimed to have worked at the mall posted pictures online showing how dealers can refurbish an iPhone 5 to make it look like an 5s."

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Netropolitan Is a Facebook For the Affluent, and It's Only $9000 To Join
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:30:00 GMT

MojoKid writes Facebook has become too crowded and too mundane. With around 1.3 billion Facebook users, it's understandable to be overwhelmed by everything and want to get away from it all. However, unlike Facebook which is looking to connect everyone to the internet, there is a new site called Netropolitan that focuses more on exclusivity and privacy. The site was founded by composer and former conductor of the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra James Touchi-Peters who wanted to provide a social media site for affluent and accomplished individuals. People wishing to join need only pay a mere $9,000 to join. Of that amount, $6,000 is the initiation fee and the remaining $3,000 is for the annual membership fee which users will continue to pay. So what does the initiation and annual fee get you? For starters, Netropolitan will offer an ad-free experience and will not promote any kind of paid promotions to its members. However, it will allow the creation of groups by businesses in which members can advertise to each other under certain guidelines.

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The Myths and Realities of Synthetic Bioweapons
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:04:00 GMT

Lasrick writes Three researchers from King's College, London, walk through the security threats posed by synthetic and do-it-yourself biology, assessing whether changes in technology and associated costs make it any easier for would-be terrorists to pursue biological weapons for high-consequence, mass- casualty attacks (and even whether they would want to). "Those who have overemphasized the bioterrorism threat typically portray it as an imminent concern, with emphasis placed on high-consequence, mass-casualty attacks, performed with weapons of mass destruction (WMD). This is a myth with two dimensions."

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Europeans Came From Three Ancestry Groupings
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:33:00 GMT

Taco Cowboy writes A recent study by researchers at Harvard Medical School and the University of Tübingen in Germany has found that present day Europeans are descendants of three different groups of people — A near east farmer group, an indigenous hunter gatherer group, and an ancient North Eurasian group from Siberia. "Nearly all Europeans have ancestry from all three ancestral groups," said Iosif Lazaridis, a research fellow in genetics in Reich's lab and first author of the paper. "Differences between them are due to the relative proportions of ancestry. Northern Europeans have more hunter-gatherer ancestry — up to about 50 percent in Lithuanians — and Southern Europeans have more farmer ancestry." The most surprising part of the project, however, was the discovery of the Basal Eurasians. Before Australian Aborigines, New Guineans, South Indians, Native Americans and other indigenous hunter-gatherers split, they split from Basal Eurasians. The study also found that Mediterranean groups such as the Maltese, as well as Ashkenazi Jews, had more Near East ancestry than anticipated, while far northeastern Europeans such as Finns and the Saami, as well as some northern Russians, had more East Asian ancestry in the mix.

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Study: Chimpanzees Have Evolved To Kill Each Other
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:24:00 GMT

sciencehabit writes A major new study of warfare in chimpanzees finds that lethal aggression can be evolutionarily beneficial in that species, rewarding the winners with food, mates, and the opportunity to pass along their genes. The findings run contrary to recent claims that chimps fight only if they are stressed by the impact of nearby human activity—and could help explain the origins of human conflict as well.

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Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:01:00 GMT

First time accepted submitter jvschwarz writes There was a time when I had rack-mount systems at home, preferring old Unix boxes, Sun-3 and early SPARC machines, but have moved to low-power machines, Raspberry Pi systems, small NAS boxes, etc. Looks like some are taking it to another level. What do other slashdotters have in their Home Datacenter?

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Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:18:00 GMT

cartechboy writes Unless you've been in a coma for a while you're aware that many dealer associations have been causing headaches for Tesla in multiple states. The reason? They are scared. Tesla's new, different, and shaking up the ridiculously old way of doing things. But the thing is, Tesla keeps winning. Now Ward's commenter Jim Ziegler, president of Ziegler Supersystems in Atlanta, wrote an opinion piece that basically says Tesla's going to prevail in every state against dealer lawsuits. He says Tesla's basically busy defending what are nuisance suits. This leads to the question of whether there will be some sort of sweeping federal action in Tesla's favor.

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Microsoft Lays Off 2,100, Axes Silicon Valley Research
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:06:00 GMT

walterbyrd writes with news of Microsoft layoffs. Microsoft Corp will close its Silicon Valley research-and-development operation as part of 2,100 layoffs announced on Thursday, as it moves toward its new CEO's goal of cutting 18,000 staff, or about 14 percent of its workforce. News of the closure of the Microsoft Research lab at the company's campus in Mountain View, California, was first made public on Twitter by employees. The company later confirmed the move and said it would involve the loss of 50 jobs.

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Apple's "Warrant Canary" Has Died
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:34:00 GMT

HughPickens.com writes When Apple published its first Transparency Report on government activity in late 2013, the document contained an important footnote that stated: "Apple has never received an order under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act. We would expect to challenge such an order if served on us." Now Jeff John Roberts writes at Gigaom that Apple's warrant canary has disappeared. A review of the company's last two Transparency Reports, covering the second half of 2013 and the first six months of 2014, shows that the "canary" language is no longer there suggesting that Apple is now part of FISA or PRISM proceedings. Warrant canaries are a tool used by companies and publishers to signify to their users that, so far, they have not been subject to a given type of law enforcement request such as a secret subpoena. If the canary disappears, then it is likely the situation has changed — and the company has been subject to such request. This may also give some insight into Apple's recent decision to rework its latest encryption in a way that makes it almost impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police.

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Mystery Signal Could Be Dark Matter Hint In ISS Detector
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:51:00 GMT

astroengine writes Analysis of 41 billion cosmic rays striking the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer particle detector aboard the International Space Station shows an unknown phenomena that is "consistent with a dark matter particle" known as a neutralino, researchers announced Thursday. Key to the hunt is the ratio of positrons to electrons and so far the evidence from AMS points in the direction of dark matter. The smoking gun scientists look for is a rise in the ratio of positrons to electrons, followed by a dramatic fall — the telltale sign of dark matter annihilating the Milky Way's halo, which lies beyond its central disk of stars and dust. However, "we have not found the definitive proof of dark matter," AMS lead researcher Samuel Ting, with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and CERN in Switzerland, wrote in an email to Discovery News. "Whereas all the AMS results point in the right direction, we still need to measure how quickly the positron fraction falls off at the highest energies in order to rule out astrophysical sources such as pulsars." But still, this new finding is a tantalizing step in the dark matter direction.

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Dremel Releases 3D Printer
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:08:00 GMT

Lucas123 writes Power tool maker Dremel today announced it's now selling a desktop 3D printer that it said is targeted at "the masses" with a $1,000 price tag and intuitive software. Dremel's 3D Idea Builder is a fused deposition modeling (FDM) machine that can use only one type of polymer filament, polylactide (PLA) and that comes in 10 colors. The new 3D printer has a 9-in. x 5.9-in. x 5.5-in. build area housed in a self-contained box with a detachable lid and side panels. Dremel's currently selling its machine on Amazon and The Home Depot's website, but it plans brick and mortar store sales this November.

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A Beginner's Guide To Programming With Swift
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:46:00 GMT

Nerval's Lobster (2598977) writes Earlier this year, Apple executives unveiled Swift, which is meant to eventually replace Objective-C as the programming language of choice for Macs and iOS devices. Now that iOS 8's out, a lot of developers who build apps for Apple's platforms will likely give Swift a more intensive look. While Apple boasts that Swift makes programming easy, it'll take some time to learn how the language works. A new walkthrough by developer David Bolton shows how to build a very simple app in Swift, complete with project files (hosted on SourceForge) so you can follow along. A key takeaway: while some Swift features do make programming easier, there's definitely a learning curve here.

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Next Android To Enable Local Encryption By Default Too, Says Google
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:25:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes The same day that Apple announced that iOS 8 will encrypt device data with a local code that is not shared with Apple, Google has pointed out that Android already offers the same feature as a user option and that the next version will enable it by default. The announcements by both major cell phone [operating system makers] underscores a new emphasis on privacy in the wake of recent government surveillance revelations in the U.S. At the same time, it leaves unresolved the tension between security and convenience when both companies' devices are configured to upload user content to iCloud and Google+ servers for backup and synchronization across devices, servers and content to which Apple and Google do have access.

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Steps Down
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:41:00 GMT

mrspoonsi writes Oracle founder Larry Ellison is stepping down as CEO. He will be replaced by two executives. Former Oracle presidents Safra Catz and Mark Hurd will be co-CEOs. Ellison will be the Executive Chairman of Oracle's Board, and the company's CTO. Oracle's shares are off by 3% on the news. "Larry has made it very clear that he wants to keep working full time and focus his energy on product engineering, technology development and strategy," said the Oracle Board's Presiding Director, Dr. Michael Boskin.

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Once Vehicles Are Connected To the Internet of Things, Who Guards Your Privacy?
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:00:00 GMT

Lucas123 (935744) writes Carmakers already remotely collect data from their vehicles, unbeknownst to most drivers, but once connected via in-car routers or mobile devices to the Internet, and to roadway infrastructure and other vehicles around them, that information would be accessible by the government or other undesired entities. Location data, which is routinely collected by GPS providers and makers of telematics systems, is among the most sensitive pieces of information that can be collected, according to Nate Cardozo, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. "Not having knowledge that a third party is collecting that data on us and with whom they are sharing that data with is extremely troubling," Cardozo said. in-vehicle diagnostics data could also be used by government agencies to track driver behavior. Nightmare scenarios could include traffic violations being issued without law enforcement officers on the scene or federal agencies having the ability to track your every move in a car. That there could be useful data in all that personally identifiable bits made me think of Peter Wayner's "Translucent Databases."

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New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:18:00 GMT

vinces99 (2792707) writes Using modern statistical tools, a new study led by the University of Washington and the United Nations finds that world population is likely to keep growing throughout the 21st century. The number of people on Earth is likely to reach 11 billion by 2100, the study concludes, about 2 billion higher than widely cited previous estimates. The paper published online Sept. 18 in the journal Science includes the most up-to-date numbers for future world population, and describes a new method for creating such estimates. "The consensus over the past 20 years or so was that world population, which is currently around 7 billion, would go up to 9 billion and level off or probably decline," said corresponding author Adrian Raftery, a UW professor of statistics and of sociology. ... The paper explains the most recent United Nations population data released in July. This is the first U.N. population report to use modern statistics, known as Bayesian statistics, that combines all available information to generate better predictions. Most of the anticipated growth is in Africa, where population is projected to quadruple from around 1 billion today to 4 billion by the end of the century. The main reason is that birth rates in sub-Saharan Africa have not been going down as fast as had been expected. There is an 80 percent chance that the population in Africa at the end of the century will be between 3.5 billion and 5.1 billion people.

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published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:41:09 GMT
Alibaba Is Already Bigger Than Facebook, Amazon, and IBM
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:33:56 GMT

Alibaba Is Already Bigger Than Facebook, Amazon, and IBM

unlike any of this country's biggest tech companies, Alibaba has mastered the Chinese economy. And it's more likely to achieve the same results elsewhere in the world before U.S. companies do the same in China.

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This Burly, $65K Motorcycle Is Inspired by a Fighter Plane
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:00:21 GMT

This Burly, $65K Motorcycle Is Inspired by a Fighter Plane

The Hellcat Speedster is the latest in Confederate's Hellcat series, which it's been building since the early 2000s.

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Launching Levi’s Stadium: A Day in Digital Content
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:40:21 GMT

Launching Levi’s Stadium: A Day in Digital Content

Documenting the launch of a new stadium is a once in a lifetime experience, let alone a stadium in the heart of Silicon Valley. On Sunday Scott Kegley, Senior Manager of Digital and Social Media for the San Francisco 49ers, and his team pulled out all the stops, leveraging a host of innovative digital technologies […]

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My Stanford Design Thinking Bootcamp Takeaway: Innovation Can Be Repeatable
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:40:20 GMT

My Stanford Design Thinking Bootcamp Takeaway: Innovation Can Be Repeatable

Is innovation a mystical event that occurs in a flash of unexplainable brilliance, or is it a process? More so, is it teachable and repeatable process? This was a question at the core of my exciting journey last week. I just did something I haven’t done previously in more than 15 years. I took four, […]

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Should You Buy a New iPhone?
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:16:41 GMT

Should You Buy a New iPhone?

There is a new iPhone! There are two new iPhones, in fact. But should you buy one? It honestly isn't for everyone. Let's break it down based on just who you are.

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Millennials Don’t Care About Mobile Security, and Here’s What to Do About It
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:19:39 GMT

Millennials Don’t Care About Mobile Security, and Here’s What to Do About It

As if the world hasn’t given Millennials enough flak and attention, a new study is providing corporate IT departments with a reason to fear employees in their 20s and 30s. According to a survey conducted by TrackVia, a do-it-yourself business application platform, 60% of the Millennials “aren’t concerned about corporate security when they use personal […]

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Friction Isn’t Always What You Think It Is
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:52:08 GMT

Friction Isn’t Always What You Think It Is

It’s perhaps the second week of your introductory physics course. Your instructor starts talking about friction and writes the following two formulas on the board. Then there is probably some sort of lecture like this: Friction is a contact force when two surfaces interact. The second equation is the kinetic frictional force that is used […]

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How to Ditch Android and Join the Apple Side
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:31:51 GMT

How to Ditch Android and Join the Apple Side

Now that Apple’s got its bigger, better iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, we suspect oodles of big-screen Android aficionados may defect to iOS. Here are some tips for making the transition easier.

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The Best iOS 8 Keyboards for Every Kind of Typist
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:31:39 GMT

The Best iOS 8 Keyboards for Every Kind of Typist

Apple's iOS 8 finally gives iPhone users the ability to choose their own touchscreen keyboards. We've compiled a list of the best ones so far.

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When the Biomedical Industry Can’t Prioritize Diseases, Private Money Can Save Lives​
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:31:26 GMT

When the Biomedical Industry Can’t Prioritize Diseases, Private Money Can Save Lives​

My daughter was six when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Like others parents confronted with such life-altering news, I threw myself into learning everything about the condition. What I found was that this autoimmune disease has no cure, requires relentless glucose and insulin monitoring and can quickly lead to serious health complications—even death—if […]

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Sputnik, Hippies and the Disruptive Technology of Silicon Valley
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:20:16 GMT

Sputnik, Hippies and the Disruptive Technology of Silicon Valley

Sit down and talk with anyone about technology and you’ll have little trouble arguing that the San Francisco Bay Area is the quintessential location for tech startups. The area offers unparalleled access to high quality engineers, venture capitalists and superb universities. But the reason this particular spot ended up at the heart of the technology […]

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Science Graphic of the Week: An Algorithm That Decodes the Surface of the Earth
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:16:13 GMT

Science Graphic of the Week: An Algorithm That Decodes the Surface of the Earth

A study published last week in the Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing describes an algorithm that can classify land cover types with minimal nudging from humans.

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“Let’s Take a #Selfie,” Said the Monkey: A Case of Questionable Copyrights
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:42:40 GMT

“Let’s Take a #Selfie,” Said the Monkey: A Case of Questionable Copyrights

A recent monkey “selfie” took the media by storm, wowing the web and going viral on every major news site from the BBC to The Huffington Post. Circles of internet whisperers across the globe debated whether the photo’s copyright belonged to British wildlife photographer David J. Slater or, in fact, a crested black macaque who […]

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Boom! Earth’s Population Could Hit 12 Billion by 2100
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:00:51 GMT

Boom! Earth’s Population Could Hit 12 Billion by 2100

Earth is fast becoming a more crowded place — and it may become more crowded than expected. According to a new projection of human population growth, there could very well be 12.3 billion people by century's end, up to two billion more than some estimates.

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15 Insanely Great Tricks to Master Apple’s iOS 8
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:00:21 GMT

15 Insanely Great Tricks to Master Apple’s iOS 8

So, you just downloaded iOS 8. Looks pretty familiar, right? But there are a bunch of differences, and not all of them will be immediately obvious. Let us show you.

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Explore Black Holes and Destroy Planets in the Awesome New Interstellar Game
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:00:17 GMT

Explore Black Holes and Destroy Planets in the Awesome New Interstellar Game

Remember those solar system mobiles and models that used to populate your science classrooms? Remember how you ripped off Pluto in anger once some jerks (fine, astronomers) decided it was now a just "dwarf planet"? Wait, not everyone did that? OK, that's cool. However, for those of us who would stare at those mobiles and dream of building universes of our own design, the new app promoting director Christopher Nolan's upcoming space epic Interstellar enables all of those fantasies to come true.

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Apple Takes a Swipe at Google in Open Letter on Privacy
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:49:05 GMT

Apple Takes a Swipe at Google in Open Letter on Privacy

Apple wants you to know that your data is safe in their hands, and on Thursday, the company launched a new website, complete with a letter from CEO Tim Cook, to explain just how your information is protected.

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Lustful Leafhoppers Locate Each Other Through Good Vibrations
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:45:43 GMT

Lustful Leafhoppers Locate Each Other Through Good Vibrations

It can be hard to find a mate when you’re less than 5 mm long. Luckily, leafhoppers can pick up on each other’s vibes. The first step in mating is identifying and finding a partner. Nearctic leafhoppers (Scaphoideus titanus) do this through vibrations. They communicate by sending out vibrations, which are carried by the plants […]

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When Extrapolation Fails Us: Incorrect Mathematical Conjectures
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:44:54 GMT

When Extrapolation Fails Us: Incorrect Mathematical Conjectures

It is well-known that our intuition is not perfect. We are predictably irrational in a huge number of ways in our everyday lives. But what about something a bit more sophisticated? Are there times when we use our reason—our ability for extrapolation and prediction—and still fail, because things are simply too complicated. This sort of […]

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This New Internet Security Tool Guards Goldman Sachs From Eavesdroppers
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:00:31 GMT

This New Internet Security Tool Guards Goldman Sachs From Eavesdroppers

When security researchers uncovered the Heartbleed bug, it underscored a big problem for companies that want to spread out on the internet without exposing their secrets: Even if they’re using common encryption techniques to secure their data, their sites may still be vulnerable to eavesdroppers. But five months on, a San Francisco startup called CloudFlare […]

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Cape Watch: Marvel Spills Avengers Secrets and Professor X Loses His Hair
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:30:59 GMT

Cape Watch: Marvel Spills Avengers Secrets and Professor X Loses His Hair

The revelation of the Avengers: Age of Ultron plot pretty much dominated superhero news this week, but that doesn't mean there weren't a few other interesting tidbits. We've gathered them all up for you right here.

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A New Gossip Tool That Keeps Fake Tipsters Away, But Guards Anonymity
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:30:59 GMT

A New Gossip Tool That Keeps Fake Tipsters Away, But Guards Anonymity

Someone just said something on the internet, and you know they’re wrong. You know because you’re an expert on the subject this bozo is spewing nonsense about. But, at the same time, you don’t want to post a response under your own name. Maybe you have an opinion that would make you unpopular with your […]

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Watch: Famous Athletes Redrawn as Hypnotizing Geometric Forms
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:30:57 GMT

Watch: Famous Athletes Redrawn as Hypnotizing Geometric Forms

This illustrated short translates the movementsof famous Olympians into graceful, minimalist graphics.

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These Swimmers Don’t Care What You Think About Their Crazy Outfits
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:30:50 GMT

These Swimmers Don’t Care What You Think About Their Crazy Outfits

On the beaches of Miami or Rio, it's all about showing skin. But on a beach outside Qingdao, China, it’s all about covering up, even if it means looking like a lucha libre star. Swimmers there have become famous, even fashionable, for the funky “facekinis” worn over their heads to complement the colorful swimsuits they wear for protection against the sun and giant jellyfish.

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The Dark Web Gets Darker With Rise of the ‘Evolution’ Drug Market
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:30:48 GMT

The Dark Web Gets Darker With Rise of the ‘Evolution’ Drug Market

Evolution’s popularity has been driven not only by a more secure and professional operation than its competitors, but also by a more amoral approach to the cryptomarket than the strict libertarian ethos the Silk Road preached.

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This Military Woman Broke Rank Because Her Adorable Little Boy Jumped Into Her Arms
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:49:17 GMT

Toddler ignores military protocol, hugs mom anywayIf you want to turn us into an instant puddle of emotional goo on the ground, show us videos of families welcoming soldiers home. And if you want to turn us into an instant puddle of emotional goo...

Brie Bella Reveals the Real Reason She Quit the WWE—Find Out Why in This Total Divas Clip!
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:40:38 GMT

Total DivasOn Sunday's episode of Total Divas, Brie Bella reveals the real reason why she quit the WWE! After undergoing emergency neck surgery, Daniel Bryan is forced to make a tough...

The Moschino Runway Show Was a Barbie-Themed Dream World
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:19:37 GMT

Moschino Barbie, Milan Fashion WeekLife in plastic, it's fantastic. Last season, Moschino delivered a piping hot McDonald's-themed collection at Milan Fashion Week. And how do you top that? With a Barbie runway...

Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling Filmed Daughter's First Bath—Get the Scoop on the New Family!
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:12:32 GMT

Eva Mendes, Ryan GoslingAfter welcoming their first child earlier this week, Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling are on cloud nine. The new parents have understandably had their hands full since the actress gave birth...

Joe Manganiello Visits Sofía Vergara on Set of Modern Family's Halloween Episode—See the Pics!
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:02:29 GMT

Sofia VergaraPrince Charming's got nothing on Joe Manganiello! Based on girlfriendSofa Vergara's Princess Fiona costume, though, it's Shrek he needs to emulate! Then again,...

Honey Boo Boo's Mama June and Sugar Bear Break Up
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:56:37 GMT

June 'Mama June' Shannon, Mike 'Sugar Bear' ThompsonSad news for fans of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Mama June and Sugar Bear Thompson, who star on the hit TLC reality series,have called it quits, E! News...

15 Times the "Booty" Video Proved That Jennifer Lopez Is a Sexy, Ageless Booty Sorceress
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:50:20 GMT

Jennifer Lopez, Iggy Azalea, Booty VideoJennifer Lopez is 45 years old. Let that fact sink in. Has it? OK, we'll repeat it: Jennifer Lopez is 45 years old! Keep that in mind as you watch the video for her new...

Shonda Rhimes Brilliantly Takes Down New York Times Critic Who Called Her an "Angry Black Woman"
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:45:00 GMT

Shonda Rhimes, ABC UpfrontsThe New York Times wanted an "angry black woman," and it got one. Though Viola Davis, Kerry Washington and Oprah Winfrey have openly praised Shonda Rhimes for writing complex...

Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day! See the Most Arrrgh-esting Pirates in Pop Culture
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:27:00 GMT

Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger TidesAhoy, mateys, and happy Talk Like a Pirate Day! Today's the day you can totally rock that eye patch and finally have the Pirates of the Caribbean marathon you've always...

Trend Tracker: Denim on Denim
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:17:55 GMT

Denim on DenimDouble Denim, the Canadian Tuxedo or Blue Jean Lady. Whatever you want to call it, denim on denim is here to stay. In this week's trend tracker we are taking note to the celebs wearing the...

Kate Hudson and Mom Goldie Hawn "Can See Dead People," Claims Actress (Wait, What?!)
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:16:04 GMT

Kate Hudson, Zach Braff, Chatty ManStep aside, Haley Joel Osmont (and no, we're not talking about the recent pics of the former child star dressed as a Nazi, we're referencing his Sixth Sense days). Kate...

How Neil Patrick Harris Learned of Barney's Ultimate Ending on How I Met Your Mother
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:00:00 GMT

How I Met Your Mother, HIMYMYou know a finale's done its job when months later people are still passionately talking about it. How I Met Your Mother's series finale was one of TV's most polarizing...

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting Lightens Up, Debuts Platinum Pixie—See the Pic!
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:50:00 GMT

Kaley Cuoco-SweetingKaley Cuoco-Sweeting knows that you can never be too blond. The 28-year-old actress went from blond to even blonder this week, debuting her new platinum pixie cut for the first time out...

Keanu Reeves Subdues Female Intruder in His Home Library: Report
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:45:31 GMT

Keanu ReevesIt's a good thing Keanu Reeves knows Kung Fu! Last Friday, Sept. 12, officers responded to a burglary call at The Matrix star's Hollywood Hills home, the Los Angeles Police...

Supergirl TV Series Flying to CBS From Greg Berlanti
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:25:10 GMT

SupergirlIt's a bird, it's a plane, it's Supergirl on CBS! The Eye Network has landed the new superhero project from Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler with a series commitment. E! News previously...

Scotland Votes to Stay in the U.K.: Celebs React as CNN Makes Huge Mistake on Independence Poll
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:14:08 GMT

CNN, Scotland Votes NoThe voting has officially come to a close, and Scotland has decided to stay in the United Kingdom. Over two million people cast their ballots on Thursday in the landmark...

Kim Kardashian Playing a "Furry" Alien on American Dad! See a Preview of Cartoon Kim
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:13:18 GMT

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian is getting animated! The 33-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star will appear on this Sunday's episode of American Dad and, no, she's not playing a cartoon...

Jason Aldean Talks Relationship With Brittany Kerr: People Need to Get Over It Already
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:13:59 GMT

Jason AldeanJason Aldean is opening up about relationship with former American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr and all the drama surrounding the rather public affair. "It has been two years of...

EJ Johnson, Morgan Stewart and Jonny Drubel Have a Near-Death Experience While Camping—See the Dramatic #RichKids Clip!
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:58:16 GMT

RK ClipIn the above clip from this Sunday's brand new #RichKids of Beverly Hills, EJ Johnson, Morgan Stewart, Jonny Drubel and Brendan Fitzpatrick take a pontoon ride while camping in...

Dakota Johnson Is Brunette Again After Brief Stint as a Blonde—See the Pic!
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:46:08 GMT

Dakota JohnsonDakota Johnson knows that Christian Grey prefers brunettes! Perhaps that's why, after a brief stint back as a blonde, the Fifty Shades of Grey star reverted to brown hair...


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Alibaba launches biggest IPO in U.S. history
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:40:30 -0400

After a two-hour wait, shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant opened about 35% higher than IPO price

Mom questioned over son's solo outdoor playtime
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:57:28 -0400

Kari Anne Roy let her six-year-old play alone on their street for ten minutes, and then CPS knocked on her door

Brand new iPhone 6 crashes to the ground during TV interview
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:58:45 -0400

First guy in line at Apple Store in Perth, Australia, was showing off his purchase when it slipped

The makeup artist who's seen it all
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:02:31 -0400

Riccie Johnson, CBS makeup artist for 62 years, has powdered all the greats -- The Beatles, Sinatra, and U.S. presidents. And she's still at it.

Senate candidate creates firestorm with anti-Semitic campaign
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:58:53 -0400

Kentucky write-in candidate Robert Ransdell won't win in November, but in the race to offend voters, he's miles ahead

Dog hit by van in police chase comes through surgery "like a rock star"
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:21:00 -0400

Veterinarians work to save leg of dog named Gordo who was run down by stolen vehicle during wild police chase

Maine GOP demands apology from Democrat for blogger's lewd soundtrack
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:15:14 -0400

Gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud's campaign was not involved in producing a video that makes a sexual reference about GOP Sen. Susan Collins

"Who's the Boss?": Then and now
published: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:17:10 -0400

The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning sitcom celebrates 30 years since hitting the small screen

Stellar find: "Supermassive" black hole in tiny galaxy
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:28:33 -0400

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope helps shed light on a monstrous black hole in one of the smallest known galaxies

What's the most important ingredient for a happy retirement?
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:21:11 -0400

One aspect of life outranks everything else when it comes to enjoying our later years

Troopers try to flush out Pennsylvania cop killer suspect
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:14:29 -0400

Intense late-night search concentrates on area around Eric Frein's parents' home a week after deadly ambush

​Tractor trailer hangs from Oregon bridge after crash
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:50:27 -0400

Driver faces charges after truck spills diesel fuel into river

Women of Peshmerga
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:21:21 -0400

Many women are fighting ISIS in the Kurdish militia, Peshmerga

Anti-Islam ads coming to NYC buses, subways
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:45:25 -0400

Transit system spokesman: "Our hands are largely tied"

Nazi gas chamber site unearthed in Poland
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:29:24 -0400

Germans closed Sobibor camp after a prisoner revolt in 1943, when young inmates killed guards with axes and knives

Iran's "Happy" dancers get sentenced
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:48:33 -0400

Punishment handed down to 6 young Iranians whose YouTube take on Pharrell Williams' hit irked Muslim regime

Villagers kill would-be benefactors on Ebola trip
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:30:42 -0400

Horrific violence underscores mistrust, fear nearly nine months after first person died from what was later discovered to be Ebola

iPhone 6 is here
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:04:25 -0400

Apple releases the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to masses of happy customers around the world

Cops: Four girls kidnapped by mom, stepdad in Mississippi
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:20:01 -0400

The girls - ages 1 through 6 - were last seen at their home in Canton, Miss., on Sept. 7; their mother and stepfather were previously charged with mistreating the girls in May

Suspect confesses in Bali "suitcase murder," police say
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:03:27 -0400

Police say that Tommy Schaefer told them he killed his girlfriend's mother and that she helped dispose of the woman's body

Your smartphone thinks you're sad
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:25:06 -0400

New apps may allow a person's phone to monitor its owner's mental health, but should such data be available or shared?

Cops: High school teacher sexually assaulted 3 students in N.J.
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:11:58 -0400

34-year-old allegedly had sex with three students on multiple occasions over the past two years

Man attempts challenge to outrun the London subway, this week on The Feed!
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:33:57 -0400

Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos

Exclusive clip: Behind-the-scenes of "How I Met Your Mother" and the "Gary Blauman" episode
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:45:17 -0400

Here's an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming DVD, "How I Met Your Mother - The Whole Story"

Backup dancers sue Cher for alleged discrimination
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:10:58 -0400

Dancers claim Cher instructed choreographer Kevin Wilson not to hire any more dark skinned dancers

Photos of the week
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:49:44 -0400

The most compelling images from the week's news, Sept. 13 - Sept. 19, 2014