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American Doctor Who Had Ebola Has Recovered
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:14:59 GMT

At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the Ebola virus in Africa was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital.






5 Sect Members Go on Trial in Killing at McDonald’s in China
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:13:56 GMT

Members of the Church of Almighty God, an offshoot of Christianity, are accused of beating and kicking a woman to death after she resisted recruitment.

Indonesian Police Fire Tear Gas at Poll Protesters
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:47:55 GMT

Supporters of the losing Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto clashed with the police Thursday as the country’s top judges began reading a verdict on his petition to overturn the election results.






Letter From Europe: For David Cameron, Tangles of Horror in Iraq and Syria
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:26:28 GMT

The current state of chaos in the Middle East presents a political puzzle with no easy solutions.

Israeli Strike in Gaza Strip Kills 3 Top Hamas Commanders
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:17:38 GMT

The strike early Thursday was the most significant blow to the armed wing of Hamas’s leadership since Israel’s Gaza operation began six weeks ago.






From Missouri to Syria, Journalists Are Becoming Targets
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:12:03 GMT

Reporters, editors and those who monitor the freedom of the press describe a harsh environment for reporters, in the United States and abroad.

A Night of Relatively Calm Protests in Ferguson
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:44:18 GMT

There were no real confrontations in the Missouri town overnight, although tensions grew when two protesters turned out in support of the police officer who killed Michael Brown.

Former Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds Dies, Aged 81
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:14:53 GMT

Former Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds, who played a key role in advancing talks towards brokering peace in Northern Ireland, died on Thursday. He was 81.

Popular and Free, SoundCloud Is Now Ready for Ads
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:01:16 GMT

On Thursday, as part of a new licensing deal with entertainment companies, SoundCloud will begin incorporating advertising and for the first time let artists and record labels collect royalties.






Top General Is Named Thai Prime Minister, Sealing Military’s Rule
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:58:20 GMT

Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led the overthrow of Thailand’s government in May, was named prime minister Thursday by a rubber-stamp legislature.






DealBook: $16.65 Billion Mortgage Settlement Nears for Bank of America
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:54:09 GMT

Even as the accord nears completion, prosecutors are preparing a separate civil case against Angelo Mozilo, the man who came to embody the risk-taking for which Bank of America is now paying dearly.






China August HSBC Flash PMI Slips to Three-Month Low
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:26:45 GMT

Growth in China's vast factory sector slowed to a three-month low in August as output and new orders moderated, a preliminary private survey showed on Thursday, reinforcing concerns about increasing softness in the economy.

Gaza Cost Far Exceeds Estimate, Official Says
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:15:21 GMT

Hundreds of thousands more Gazans have been displaced than the United Nations thought was possible in an emergency, a Unicef official said.

ISIS Demanded Ransom From U.S. Before Killing Reporter
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:52:18 GMT

The militants had pressed the United States to provide several million dollars for the release of James Foley, an American journalist killed in retaliation for recent airstrikes in Iraq.






In Ferguson, Scrutiny on Police Is Growing
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:30:17 GMT

Two new lawsuits were filed against the department on Tuesday over the 2011 death of a man whom the police tried to subdue with a Taser gun.






TV Habits? Medical History? Tests for Jury Duty Get Personal
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:16:50 GMT

Questionnaires have become increasingly familiar in courtrooms, with some questions covering basic issues and others bordering on the obscure.

Chaos in Ferguson Is Fueled by Tangle of Leadership
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:10:26 GMT

The lack of an organized leadership in both the white establishment and the black community has raised questions about how effective both sides can be in ending the standoff.

Obama, ‘Appalled’ by Beheading, Will Continue Airstrikes
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:06:44 GMT

President Obama said the beheading of an American journalist by militants in Syria “shocked the conscience” of the world, but vowed that America would not alter its strategy in Iraq.






In Raid to Save Foley and Other Hostages, U.S. Found None
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:04:00 GMT

A Special Operations team failed to rescue the journalist James Foley and other Americans held in Syria during a secret mission earlier this summer.






Supreme Court Delays Gay Marriage in Virginia, a Day Before It Was Set to Begin
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:01:23 GMT

The last-minute order came less than a day before officials in the state were to begin providing marriage licenses to gay couples.






Clashes Erupt as Liberia Sets an Ebola Quarantine
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:56:02 GMT

Soldiers and the police blocked roads to a neighborhood of tens of thousands of people in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital, and residents hurled rocks and stormed barricades trying to break out.






A Newcomer Is Shaking Up Brazil’s Vote
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:51:42 GMT

Marina Silva is emerging as one of the most disruptive figures in Brazilian politics in a generation, with a chance to be elected president.

Koktebel Journal: Annexation of Crimea Divides an Artist Colony Founded on Tolerance
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:28:45 GMT

The light and landscape of coastal Koktebel has drawn artists for nearly a decade, but Russia’s annexation of Crimea has split the normally peaceful oasis into feuding factions.

New Era in Safety When Cars Talk to One Another
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:28:19 GMT

A government-sponsored pilot program in Ann Arbor, Mich., is exploring the benefits that occur when vehicles can talk with one another, and their surroundings.

Ukrainian Troops Press Rebels in Their Eastern Strongholds
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:25:31 GMT

The fighting has intensified as the Ukrainian and Russian leaders prepare for a meeting in Minsk, Belarus, on Tuesday to explore a diplomatic solution to the conflict.


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U.S. military failed in rescue attempt for journalist Foley
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:47:10 GMT

BAGHDAD/EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - The U.S. military earlier this summer carried out an attempt to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, in an operation that the Pentagon said ultimately failed to find the captives.






Scottish nationalists look to broaden independence debate beyond currency
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:45:38 GMT

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - With less than a month to go until Scotland votes on independence, nationalists are seeking to broaden the debate away from a difficult focus on what currency would be used after breaking from the United Kingdom.

Hong Kong democracy stalemate sets stage for possible financial district shutdown
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:42:48 GMT

SHENZHEN China (Reuters) - Chinese officials and Hong Kong democrats failed on Thursday to resolve a standoff over political reforms in the freewheeling former British colony, a deadlock that could end up shutting down the city's financial district next month.






Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:36:50 GMT

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in an air strike on the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the clearest signal yet that Israel is intent on eliminating the group's military leadership after a failed attempt on the life of its top commander this week.

Dozens die in Ukraine in street battles, Donetsk shelling
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:35:34 GMT

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Heavy shelling hit residential neighborhoods in Ukraine's rebel stronghold of Donetsk and government forces fought street battles in other towns on Wednesday as they sought to crush a four-month-old separatist rebellion.






Thai junta leader appointed PM by hand-picked parliament
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:15:57 GMT

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while the military presses on with efforts to silence its critics.






Indonesia police fire teargas ahead of court verdict on election
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:01:24 GMT

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police fired teargas to disperse thousands of protesters outside the country's top court in Jakarta on Thursday, as judges started delivering their verdict into last month's disputed presidential election.






PM Cameron resumes holiday after crisis meetings on beheading video
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:49:00 GMT

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday resumed his holiday in Cornwall, a day after he rushed back to London to chair emergency meetings in response to a video purported to show a man with a British accent beheading a U.S. journalist.






Russia extends scrutiny of McDonald's restaurants
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:48:20 GMT

MOSCOW Russia (Reuters) - Russia ramped up its scrutiny of McDonald's restaurants on Thursday, as the state food safety watchdog began unscheduled checks in several Russian regions, a day after four branches in Moscow were shuttered by the same agency.






Calm largely holds in Missouri after grand jury opens shooting investigation
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:31:34 GMT

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Small crowds staged largely peaceful protests late on Wednesday over the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the calmest night since riots erupted over the racially charged killing.






Pakistani government, protest leaders discuss way out of impasse
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:13:58 GMT

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Leaders of Pakistani protesters trying to bring down Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif were talking with the government on Thursday on a way out of an impasse that has raised fears for the nuclear-armed country's political stability.

G20 edging towards deal on 'bail-in' bond cushion for banks
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:04:13 GMT

LONDON (Reuters) - Government leaders are expected to agree in November that the world's top banks must issue special bonds to increase the amount of capital which can be tapped in a crisis instead of calling on taxpayers to come to the rescue, industry and G20 officials said.

Exclusive: U.S. regulators step up warnings to banks for poor risk-spotting
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:05:53 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are sending some of the biggest global banks verbal warnings as they crack down on the firms' poor grasp of their own weaknesses, and push for rapid improvements in risk assessment, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

Afghanistan gives NYT reporter 24 hours to leave country
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:36:42 GMT

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan has given a New York Times reporter 24 hours to leave the country, accusing him of not cooperating with an investigation into his reporting, the Attorney General's office said on Wednesday.

Brazil's Silva launches bid, threatens Rousseff re-election
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:30:13 GMT

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Environmentalist Marina Silva officially launched a bid for president on Wednesday, upending Brazil's October elections and threatening the ruling Workers' Party's 12-year hold on power.






Brazil's Silva launches bid, threatens Rousseff re-election
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:49:30 GMT

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Environmentalist Marina Silva officially launched a bid for president on Wednesday, upending Brazil's October elections and threatening the ruling Workers' Party's 12-year hold on power.

Hewlett-Packard posts surprise revenue gain after PC sales jump
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:44:44 GMT

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co posted a surprise increase in quarterly revenue after sales from its personal computer division climbed 12 percent, but a flat to declining performance from its other units underscored the company's uphill battle to revive growth.






Exclusive: Funds could face market curbs after lobbying backfires
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:26:59 GMT

LONDON (Reuters) - Fund managers may face tougher scrutiny by global regulators than planned after their intense lobbying against a first proposal backfired, industry sources and G20 officials said.

Obama condemns killing of reporter, U.S. hits militants in Iraq
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:20:45 GMT

BAGHDAD/EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama expressed revulsion on Wednesday at the beheading of an American journalist by Islamist militants and vowed the United States would do what it must to protect its citizens as international condemnation of the insurgents grew.






U.S. attorney general visits Missouri town for meetings on fatal shooting
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:51:48 GMT

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has set off 11 nights of racially charged unrest.






Fed debates merits of earlier rate hike given U.S. jobs gains
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:26:24 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve hinted on Wednesday that a surprisingly strong jobs market recovery could lead it to raise interest rates earlier than it had been anticipating.






Afghanistan gives NYT reporter 24 hours to leave country
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:18:13 GMT

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan has given a New York Times reporter 24 hours to leave the country, accusing him of not cooperating with an investigation into his reporting, the Attorney General's office said on Wednesday.






Exclusive: Brazil's Silva would get opposition's support in election runoff
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:13:33 GMT

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's biggest opposition party would support Marina Silva for president if its own candidate fails to make an October runoff, a party source told Reuters, an alliance that would damage President Dilma Rousseff's chances for a second term.

Gaza war rages on, Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:01:40 GMT

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed.






BofA in $16.5 billion deal with U.S. over mortgage bonds: source
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:45:27 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp is expected to pay more than $16.5 billion to end investigations into mortgage securities that the bank and its units sold in the run-up to the financial crisis, in a deal that could be announced as early as Thursday, a person familiar with the matter said.


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ISAF service member killed
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:54:57 EDT

A coalition service member died after being stabbed in the neck -- allegedly by a Taliban member -- near the international airport in Afghanistan's capital Wednesday morning, a spokesman for Kabul's police chief said.

Guilty plea likely for Boston bomber pal
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:21:33 EDT

A friend of accused Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is expected to plead guilty Thursday to charges in connection with removing a backpack and computer from Tsarnaev's dorm room after the Boston Marathon bombing.

Movie theater infested with THIS?
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:50:59 EDT

Moviegoers are complaining about getting bites and rashes after attending this theater ... and it's not the first time.

Baby chokes on wrapper, then ...
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:01:44 EDT

When a baby started choking on a plastic wrapper, a letter carrier used his training to help. CNN affiliate WYFF reports.

4 Illinois hostages rescued
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:03:52 EDT

Law enforcement officers forcefully but safely ended a two-day hostage situation at suburban Chicago house Wednesday morning, barging into the home and rescuing two children and two women while taking two suspects into custody, authorities said.

Best islands of the South Pacific
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:29:53 EDT

Palm tree-covered sandy atolls glistening green and white like jewels set in the azure seas may be the enduring image of the South Pacific.

Keanu Reeves coming to small screen
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:07:08 EDT

Duggar daughter is pregnant
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:33:34 EDT

Might there be a spinoff of "19 Kids and Counting"?

This action figure is NOT for kids
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:18:01 EDT

Conan shows off actress Jessica Alba's sexy "Sin City 2" action figure.

Skateboarder beats park ranger
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:01:08 EDT

One teen was arrested and another questioned in connection with the beating of a park ranger that was caught on camera.

Rare pale-headed croc kills man
published: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:58:13 EDT

A man has died after being attacked by a pale-headed saltwater crocodile nicknamed "Michael Jackson" in Australia's Northern Territory.

Actor's son arrested on drug charges
published: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:54:09 EDT

The 32-year-old son of actor and kung fu star Jackie Chan has been arrested in Beijing on drugs charges, as authorities clamp down on celebrity offenders.

Pole dancer sparks beach outrage
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:16:29 EDT

A woman in Maryland has stirred up controversy after she decided to take up pole dancing on a beach boardwalk.

'SNL' announcer Don Pardo dies
published: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:23:57 EDT

Don Pardo, the announcer whose baritone voice introduced "Saturday Night Live" hosts on NBC for decades, has died at age 96, the network announced.

Rat attack on NYC subway
published: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:01:48 EDT

A cameraman films a massive New York City subway rat charging at him and attacking him. WPIX reports.

Demanded from news site, family
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:43:53 EDT

The head of a news website for which James Foley worked declined to tell The Wall Street Journal how his employer and family responded to the demand.

Searching for suspected British jihadi
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:43:58 EDT

An international manhunt is under way for the fighter shown in a video of the beheading of journalist James Foley -- and its focus is on Britain.

Beheading video: Would you watch?
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:47:55 EDT

When confronted by gruesome images of a man being beheaded by terrorists, what should you do?

Obama: No faith teaches this
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:50:54 EDT

President Barack Obama comments on the brutal murder of American journalist James Foley by ISIS militants.

Opinion: This was message to UK
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:47:11 EDT

It was a gruesome act performed atop the stage of the global theater -- the grotesque image of a masked man, dressed all in black, beheading an American journalist in a production intended to strike terror into the hearts of millions around the world.

We shouldn't need 'the talk'
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:47:43 EDT

I am a mother who watched her mother bury her only son.

What Brown's autopsy says
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:47:47 EDT

Michael Brown, Eric Garner and John Crawford all have one thing in common: It's not just that they were unarmed men of color killed by police officers -- it's that the responsibility to investigate each of their deaths fell to a medical examiner.

Peace and quiet return to Ferguson
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:50:00 EDT

When night falls, it's pitch dark on Ellison Drive, except for one street light shining on three school children shooting hoops.

Residents: Police have 'power problem'
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:43:09 EDT

Black residents of Ferguson say there's been friction for years with the overwhelmingly white police department. White residents also complain the police are heavy-handed.

Why witnesses are often wrong
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:59:39 EDT

Witnesses who see the same event are often wrong but believe they're telling the truth. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

3 Hamas military leaders killed
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:40:45 EDT

An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza overnight killed three high-ranking members of Hamas' military wing, the Qassam Brigades, the militant group said Thursday.

Landslides kill dozens in Japan
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:01:28 EDT

Landslides caused by massive amounts of rain have killed dozens in Japan. Meteorologist Tom Sater has the details.

Cops: Couple stole from MH370 victims
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:33:16 EDT

Malaysian police have charged two people over the alleged theft of around $35,000 (110,600 Malaysian ringgits) from the bank accounts of four passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

What Obama did after ISIS speech
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:25:31 EDT

Obama went from the Edgartown School to Vineyard Golf Club with Alonzo Mourning, Glenn Hutchins and Cy Walker.

St. Louis police chief defends shooting
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:44:49 EDT

The man paces back and forth on a St. Louis street, yelling "Shoot me," as two armed police officers approach him.

Sorority boots her after racial slur
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:49:13 EDT

A racial slur posted on Snapchat caused a student to get kicked out of her sorority. CNN affiliate WBRC reports.

Lightning strike shocks woman
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:58:48 EDT

A woman in Idaho says she was struck by lightning during a severe thunderstorm.

Peanut, almond butters recalled
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:30:00 EDT

The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond and other nut butters on fears of salmonella contamination. The company was made aware of the risk after routine testing showed a potential link between consumption of these products and four separate instances of illness.

125M-year-old dino tracks found
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:43:09 EDT

A new collection of footprints left behind 125 million years ago by a number of different dinosaurs has been discovered.

Menopause: What women don't ask
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:24:58 EDT

Menopause: the permanent end of fertility (and periods!) that commonly happens to women in their late 40s and 50s. For many women, just saying the word can increase anxiety levels.

Would Clinton = Obama 'third term'?
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:23:58 EDT

Very few confidants and former aides were frenzied when Hillary Clinton came under fire for questions about her age, health and wealth.

Beyonce, Jay Z no longer 'On the Run'
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:50:22 EDT

Beyonce and Jay Z don't have to be "On the Run" anymore.

Switzerland's 'suicide tourism' doubles
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:43:56 EDT

More than 600 people traveled to Switzerland for the "sole purpose of committing suicide" between 2008 and 2012.

Mars rover finds 'paving stone'
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:30:15 EDT

Top-earning model of 2014 is ...
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:27:58 EDT

Gisele Bundchen is more than just a pretty face.

It's a case of whoo whoo whoo-dunnit
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:23:29 EDT

WHOO-WHOO-WHOO killed the canary? Jeanne Moos reports on fowl play by an owl that flew into a high-rise apartment.

Airlines phasing out seat-back screens
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:23:15 EDT

Rachel Crane investigates airlines newest cost-cutting measure.

Robot revolutionizes room service
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:49:13 EDT

CNN affiliate KPIX profiles a robot that can navigate hotel hallways and elevators to deliver items to hotel rooms.

'Ground breaking' photo shoot
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:48:28 EDT

It was a photo shoot that caught India's attention.

Pole dancer to critics: You're just jealous
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:37:53 EDT

A woman in Maryland has stirred up controversy after she decided to take up pole dancing on a beach boardwalk.

Sit anywhere with this invisible chair
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:57:17 EDT

It's like a chair that isn't there, but magically appears whenever you need it. It's called the Chairless Chair and you wear it on your legs like an exoskeleton: when it's not activated, you can walk normally or even run. And then, at the touch of a button, it locks into place and you can sit down on it. Like a chair that is now there.

Brosnan's dirty Robin Williams story
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:10:36 EDT

While filming "Mrs. Doubtfire," Robin kept trying to break Pierce up by muttering filthy things about Sally Field.

Cheetah cub and puppy make friends
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:13:32 EDT

A cheetah cub and a female puppy played during a training session at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Slovakia's 'Blood Countess'
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:07:12 EDT

With a ruined centuries-old castle looming up on the hill above, the Slovakian village of Cachtice could easily take a starring role in a Gothic horror film.

Ice bucket challenges go realllly wrong
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:11:03 EDT

Ouch! Bopped, socked, and SOAKING WET! CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on ice bucket challenges gone wrong.

Where are they now?
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:46:44 EDT

We're so excited -- and so scared: "Saved by the Bell" is a quarter of a century old today.

Dare you to watch this without laughing
published: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:20:37 EDT

Why is this grown man in a baby's high chair? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on high chair hijinks.

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.

Brantly's blood tests are negative
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:16:52 EDT

Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted Ebola in West Africa, will be released from an Atlanta hospital today, spokesman Vince Dollard said.

Report: Foley's captors wanted $132M ransom
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:29:51 EDT

The killers who held James Foley demanded $132 million from the company he worked for, the company's CEO told the Wall Street Journal.

U.S. Ebola patient leaving hospital
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:28:46 EDT

Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted Ebola in West Africa, now tests negative for the virus and will be released from an Atlanta hospital today, spokesman Vince Dollard said.

Patient in U.S. tested for Ebola
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:43:04 EDT

Another patient is being tested in the United States for possible Ebola exposure -- this time, in California.

Are myths making outbreak worse?
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:48:39 EDT

More than 1,200 people have died as the deadliest ever outbreak of Ebola takes hold in West Africa, but despite information campaigns, fear is spreading even more quickly than the virus itself.

Glimmer of hope in outbreak
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:25:56 EDT

Three health care workers who were given the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp in Liberia have shown "very positive signs of recovery," the Liberian Ministry of Health said Tuesday.

How Ebola got out of control
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:09:00 EDT

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta describes how the Ebola virus can spread and why so many people have become infected.

Photos: Outbreak in West Africa
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:30:15 EDT

James Foley
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:08:59 EDT

The captors of American journalist James Foley originally demanded a ransom of 100 million euros ($132.5 million), the chief executive of a news website he worked for told The Wall Street Journal.

Ebola
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:38:31 EDT

Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa while helping fight its largest outbreak in recorded history, will be released from Atlanta's Emory University Hospital on Thursday, spokesman Vince Dollard said.

Mideast
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:10:30 EDT

An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza overnight killed three high-ranking members of Hamas' military wing, the Qassam Brigades, the militant group said Thursday.

Missouri shooting
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:10:02 EDT

When night falls, it's pitch dark on Ellison Drive, except for one street light shining on three school children shooting hoops.

Volcano
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:21:20 EDT

In 2010, an Icelandic volcano with an unpronounceable name spewed an ash cloud into the skies that disrupted travel for millions of passengers and cost airlines a small fortune.

Menopause
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:16:18 EDT

Menopause: the permanent end of fertility (and periods!) that commonly happens to women in their late 40s and 50s. For many women, just saying the word "menopause" can increase anxiety levels.

Mars rover
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:23:29 EDT

Look at me! 20 selfies of the week
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:51:27 EDT

What a shot! 40 sports photos
published: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:51:51 EDT

The week in 28 photos
published: Fri, 15 Aug 2014 06:49:38 EDT

Look at me! 18 selfies of the week
published: Wed, 06 Aug 2014 06:59:53 EDT

The week in 30 photos
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:12:00 EDT


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US strikes in Iraq despite IS threat
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:45:11 GMT

US jets carry out fresh strikes in Iraq, despite threats from militants to kill a second American captive after beheading journalist James Foley.

Israel kills top Hamas commanders
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:18:40 GMT

An Israeli air strike kills three senior Hamas military commanders as Israel vows to pursue its Gaza campaign until it achieves "full security".

Hanged India girls' 'rape' in doubt
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:48:56 GMT

A forensic investigation into clothing and swabs taken after the murder and alleged gang rape of two teenage cousins in northern India concludes they were not sexually assaulted.

Shots fired at Liberia Ebola protest
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:52:13 GMT

Police in Liberia fire live rounds and tear gas during protests after a quarantine was imposed to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Norway killer's father 'feels guilt'
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:33:05 GMT

The father of Norwegian mass murderer Andres Breivik expresses feelings of guilt and responsibility over his son's actions in a book.

Belgian PM's laptop stolen from car
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:46:38 GMT

A thief breaks into the car of outgoing Belgian Prime Minister Elio di Rupo, stealing his laptop, but officials deny state secrets were taken.

Thailand coup general named as PM
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:38:16 GMT

Thailand's junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a coup in May, is named the new prime minister, after a parliamentary vote.

Russia shuts four Moscow McDonald's
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:59:09 GMT

Russia's main consumer watchdog has shut a number of McDonald's restaurants in Moscow as part of an investigation into food standards.

Prabowo supporters rally at court
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:00:09 GMT

Indonesian police fire tear gas at supporters of former presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto ahead of a verdict on his challenge to the results of July's poll.

Chinese cult murder trial opens
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:47:55 GMT

The trial of a group of cult members in China who beat a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant opens in Yantai in Shandong province.

Botox may have cancer fighting role
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:18:59 GMT

Botox injections - beloved by those seeking a wrinkle-free complexion - may help fight cancer, early animal studies suggest.

India court stays sisters' execution
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:10:56 GMT

A court in India puts on hold the execution of two sisters convicted of murdering children they kidnapped and forced to beg and steal, a lawyer confirms.

Australian is oldest Channel swimmer
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:15:17 GMT

A 70-tear-old Australian man has set the record for the world's oldest person to swim the English Channel.

Seals 'brought TB to the Americas'
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:54:43 GMT

Marine mammals brought tuberculosis to the Americas before the Europeans arrived, a study suggests.

Attorney general meets Brown family
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:02:13 GMT

US Attorney General Eric Holder meets the parents of Michael Brown, the black teenager killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri last week.

Texas governor pleads not guilty
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:05:34 GMT

Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry pleads not guilty to charges he abused his power in an attempt to pressure a political adversary to resign.

Guatemalan top general dies in crash
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:11:28 GMT

The chief of the armed forces in Guatemala, General Rudy Ortiz, has died in a military helicopter crash near the border with Mexico, the Guatemalan government says.

Silva runs for Brazilian presidency
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:17:55 GMT

The Brazilian Socialist Party names environmental campaigner Marina Silva as its new presidential candidate, replacing Eduardo Campos who died last week.

Deadly ethnic clashes in Darfur
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:52:33 GMT

At least 63 people have died in clashes between rival Arab groups in Sudan's arid Darfur region, witnesses say.

Interpol building 'raided five times'
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:59:11 GMT

Thieves make off with laptops and cameras after five burglaries in three weeks.

Pakistan talks over protests begin
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:56:33 GMT

Talks between Pakistan's government and two protest groups are taking place, after protesters occupied a high-security zone in Islamabad, reports say.

Amazon in Shanghai e-commerce pact
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:34:32 GMT

US online retail giant Amazon steps up its presence in China with a strategic partnership with the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.

Russian aid convoy gets instructions
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:49:35 GMT

The Red Cross instructs Russian lorry drivers at Ukraine's border so that they can deliver much-needed aid to civilians.

Hunt on for 'UK' beheading suspect
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:45:33 GMT

Police and security services attempt to identify a jihadist - who is thought to be British - in connection with the beheading of US journalist James Foley.

Iran MPs dismiss science minister
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:53:07 GMT

Iran's parliament votes to dismiss Science Minister Reza Faraji-Dana, dealing a blow to reformist President Hassan Rouhani.

Israel PM vows further Gaza campaign
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:34:23 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows a continued campaign against Gaza militants, amid renewed fighting between the two sides.

GCSE grades rise, but fall in English
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:46:27 GMT

Hundreds of thousands of pupils are receiving their GCSE grades, with an overall rise in results despite changes to the exam system

No sex charges for undercover police
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:24:38 GMT

Several undercover police officers accused of starting relationships with women will not face sexual offence charges, prosecutors say.

Russia widens McDonald's food probe
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:58:03 GMT

Russia's main consumer watchdog announces unscheduled checks on a number of McDonald's restaurants as part of an investigation into food standards.

Australian winemaker reports a loss
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:47:23 GMT

Australian winemaker Treasury Wine Estates has reported its first annual loss due to slower sales in China and oversupply in the US market.

HP's sales inch up but profit falls
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:42:25 GMT

Computer giant Hewlett-Packard has reported a sharp fall in profit despite a rise in revenue helped by improved computer sales.

Liverpool in talks to sign Balotelli
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:15:13 GMT

Liverpool are in talks with Italian club AC Milan to sign former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.

Man Utd complete 16m Rojo signing
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:03:50 GMT

Manchester United announce the 16m signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon on a five-year deal.

Moody quits Palace over text claims
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:06:11 GMT

Crystal Palace sporting director Iain Moody resigns following allegations over racist, sexist and homophobic texts.

Cast of South African soap sacked
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:41:47 GMT

The 16-strong cast of popular South African soap opera Generations is sacked after a long-running dispute over pay and contracts.

Shakira song 'broke copyright laws'
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:56:10 GMT

Colombian pop star Shakira's hit song Loca was indirectly copied from a Dominican songwriter's work, a US federal judge rules.

Emma Stone to make Broadway debut
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:47:22 GMT

Hollywood actress Emma Stone is to make her Broadway debut in the current revival of Cabaret, replacing Michelle Williams in the role of Sally Bowles.

VIDEO: Korean plot to dominate global culture
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:00:56 GMT

Author Euny Hong talks to the BBC about how South Korea is conquering the world through pop culture.

VIDEO: How 1992 riots changed LA police
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:37:58 GMT

The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports from Los Angeles on how the police force changed after the riots there and what Missouri can learn from its experience.

VIDEO: One Briton a fortnight helped to die
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:01:29 GMT

A study in Switzerland says that on average, one British person a fortnight travels to the city of Zurich for help to end their lives.

VIDEO: Liberia troops enforce Ebola lockdown
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:24:47 GMT

Security forces in Liberia's capital Monrovia have deployed to enforce a quarantine in a large slum area in order to contain the spread of Ebola.

VIDEO: Ferguson vigil: 'We stand strong'
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:50:02 GMT

RajiniVaidyanathan speaks to people at a vigil in Ferguson, Missouri, for Michael Brown - the black teenager killed by police last week.

VIDEO: Foley parents 'haunted' by killing
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:33:19 GMT

The parents of James Foley, the American journalist who was killed by Islamic State militants, have spoken to journalists about their loss.

VIDEO: Cycling cities: Delhi and Amsterdam
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:22:38 GMT

The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in Amsterdam and Delhi.

VIDEO: Search through mud for Japan survivors
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:44:24 GMT

The number of people in Japan known to have been killed in landslides, triggered by torrential rain, has risen to 39.

Did inaction over Syria foment regional chaos?
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:19:45 GMT

Did inaction over Syria foment deeper regional crisis?

Tragedy puts Marina Silva at heart of Brazil campaign
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:59:43 GMT

Marina Silva - from rubber tapper to Brazilian presidential candidate

Trigger decision: when police shoot
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:32:08 GMT

What really happens before a police officer fires his gun?

Myanmar's young tourism entrepreneurs
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:01:51 GMT

Myanmar's young tourism bosses confident about the future

Saying no to graphic images of Foley
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:55:52 GMT

The Twitter users saying no to graphic images of James Foley

'Our economic system doesn't work'
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:03:37 GMT

Shopkeepers in Rome deal with reality of endless economic crisis

The economic impact of Ebola
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:03:00 GMT

Ebola crisis has a serious financial effect on West Africa

Is anti-Semitism rising?
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:18:37 GMT

Do statistics support claims that anti-Semitism is increasing?


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Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks: Futures up as S&P 500 nears a record
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:56:05 GMT

Stock futures point to a higher Wall-Street start as investors move past Fed minutes and downbeat China data to focus on Yellen’s speech Friday.

The Wall Street Journal: Investors flock to Vanguard, turning away from stock pickers
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:38:04 GMT

The inflow has pushed mutual-fund giant Vanguard to almost $3 trillion in assets as investors step away from funds run by star managers.

The Wall Street Journal: Dollar General: Family Dollar CEO rejected merger to save his job
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:34:03 GMT

Dollar General CEO Rick Dreiling wrote in a letter that Family Dollar’s Howard Levine rejected merger requests because he feared losing his job as CEO.

JetBlue may start putting customers second
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:31:30 GMT

JetBlue shares rallied Wednesday, after Cowen & Co. upgraded the air carrier and said an expected management change could lead to a shift in strategy that may dent customer perceptions but improve the bottom line.

Slide Show: 5 celebrity fragrances that may surprise you
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:07:39 GMT

All self-respecting celebrities have their own fragrance nowadays.. Maybe that’s why scents named after Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift are not selling well.

Earnings Outlook: What to look for in Gap’s profit report
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:06:10 GMT

Gap appears well positioned to extend its streak of better-than-expected profit reports, despite a difficult environment for retailers.

Slide Show: Who gets dinged if Russia bans car imports?
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:04:18 GMT

Putin is reportedly considering banning certain car imports if the West hits Russia with tighter trade sanctions. High-end German car makers while long-standing joint-ventures could give others a free pass.

CEOs are dumb when it comes to this
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:01:12 GMT

Academics studied executive pay at corporations between 1992 and 2010; what they found is somewhere between jaw dropping and staggering, writes Simon Constable.

Jeff Reeves's Strength in Numbers: This one stock sector can withstand all the ‘bubble’ talk
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:00:58 GMT

Health care is the ultimate shield from volatility and a market decline, writes Jeff Reeves.

Europe Markets: Raiffeisen rallies, miners slip: Europe movers
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:44:42 GMT

Raiffeisen moves sharply higher after a well-received earnings report, while U.K. miners slip after Chinese PMI data.

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Liberia slum calm; American recovers from Ebola
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:47:46 -0400

Liberia security forces dressed in riot gear, left, control a crowd of people in the West Point area, as the government clamps down on the movement of people to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Security forces deployed Wednesday to enforce a quarantine around a slum in the Liberian capital, stepping up the government’s fight to stop the spread of Ebola and unnerving residents. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Calm returned Thursday to the slum of West Point in Liberia's capital that was sealed off in the government's attempt to halt the spread of Ebola, a day after clashes erupted between residents and security forces enforcing the quarantine. In the United States, an aid worker who was infected in Liberia has recovered and was to be discharged from a hospital.


Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:43:52 -0400

Graphic tracks fighting and cease-fires in the latest Israel-Palestinians war. 2c x 5 inches; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm;GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services.


Super Mario 'on brink of shock Liverpool move'
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:42:10 -0400

Italy striker Mario Balotelli gives a press conference at the Arena Pernambuco Stadium in Recife, Brazil on June 19, 2014, the eve of his side's World Cup Group D match against Costa RicaMario Balotelli is on the brink of a shock move to Liverpool, media in England and Italy reported Thursday, two weeks after Reds boss Brendan Rodgers ruled out a bid for the controversial striker. According to sports channel Sky Italia, AC Milan have agreed to let the 24-year-old move to Anfield and a transfer worth 20 million euros (16 million pounds, $27 million) is being wrapped up. The reported move is being seen as a sign of Liverpool's frustration at being unable to land a top quality replacement for Luis Suarez following the Uruguayan's World Cup biting disgrace and subsequent departure for Barcelona. During Liverpool's tour of the United States earlier this month, Rodgers had appeared to close the door on a move for Balotelli, saying: "I can categorically tell you that he will not be coming to Liverpool."


German arbitration panel rejects looted art claim
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:38:53 -0400

BERLIN (AP) — A German expert panel says the heirs of a Jewish woman persecuted by the Nazis aren't entitled to reclaim a valuable painting she once owned.

Senior Hamas official says group abducted Israeli teens
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:36:50 -0400

By Noah Browning RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - A top Hamas official said members of his militant group kidnapped three Israeli teenagers whose deaths in June provoked a spiral of violence that led to the war in Gaza, the first acknowledgement of the movement's involvement. Hamas, which controls Gaza, has up to now refused to confirm or deny Israeli accusations that it masterminded the abduction and killing of the three young men, one of them a joint U.S.-Israeli citizen, in Hebron. "The popular will was exercised throughout our occupied land, and culminated in the heroic operation by the Qassam Brigades in imprisoning the three settlers in Hebron," he said, referring to Hamas's armed wing. Jewish seminary students Eyal Yifrach, 19, and Gilad Shaer and Naftali Fraenkel, both 16, were abducted while hitchhiking in the Israeli occupied West Bank on June 12 and killed.

Three refugees killed as they flee Ukrainian conflict - military
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:35:21 -0400

Three refugees including a five-year-old child were killed near the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk when rebel gunfire hit their car, a Ukrainian military spokesman said on Thursday. Around 500 people a day have been fleeing Luhansk, a pro-Russian separatist stronghold that has been battered by months of fighting between rebels and Ukrainian forces, but some have been caught in the crossfire while attempting to leave. "The car was traveling with a large white flag, but that did not stop the fighters," spokesman Andriy Lysenko said in a televised briefing. The deaths follow those of around 17 refugees, who were killed when rocket fire hit a convoy of buses leaving Luhansk on Monday.

Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:30:17 -0400

Attorney General Eric Holder stops to shake hands with a patron at Drake's Place Restaurant, before his meeting with local community leaders, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 in Ferguson, Mo. Holder arrived in Missouri on Wednesday, a small group of protesters gathered outside the building where a grand jury could begin hearing evidence to determine whether a Ferguson police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown should be charged in his death. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)ST. LOUIS (AP) — To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race.


UN Ebola pointman to visit west Africa
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:21:18 -0400

An Ebola information billboard is displayed near the John F Kennedy Memorial Medical Centre in Monrovia, on August 19, 2014The UN's new pointman on Ebola was due to arrive in west Africa on Thursday for a visit aimed at shoring up health services in the region where at least 1,350 lives have been lost to the virus. David Nabarro, a British physician appointed last week by UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon, said he would focus on "revitalising the health sectors" in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. "One of the major issues is that health sectors and health services in countries affected by Ebola have really suffered," Nabarro told reporters in New York ahead of his trip.


Gazprom says Ukraine's unpaid gas bill tops $5 billion
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:21:03 -0400

Russian natural gas exporter Gazprom said on Thursday that Ukraine's outstanding debt for gas supplies stood at $5.3 billion as of Aug. 1 and called on Kiev to ensure that gas continues to transit without disruption to Europe. "Gazprom counts on Naftogaz of Ukraine to stick to its obligations on redemptions of arrears for the supplied gas and provision of smooth gas transit via Ukraine's territory," Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov said.

Eurozone economy still in timid recovery: survey
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:18:00 -0400

The latest eurozone data is likely to strengthen the views of those who hold that the European Central Bank will eventually take extra measures to inject cash into the single-currency zoneThis latest data is likely to strengthen the views of those who hold that the European Central Bank will eventually take extra measures to inject cash into the single-currency zone. "The eurozone economy continued to make steady progress in August, as the region looks to bounce back following the recent weaker-than-expected GDP (gross domestic product) readings for the currency union," said Rob Dobson, senior economist at the private Markit research group which published the data. Markit's set of leading indicators - the purchasing managers' index (PMI) - turned in a figure of 52.8, above the 50-point signalling growth or downturn, but lower than a revised figure of 53.8 in July. Official data last week showed that eurozone growth ground to a standstill in the second quarter, with none of the bloc's three biggest economies - Germany, France and Italy - registering growth.


Freed activist won't stop 14-year hunger strike
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:15:20 -0400

In this Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 photo, Irom Sharmila speaks to the media outside a security ward after her release in Porompal district, in Imphal, India. India's most famous prisoner of conscience walked free after nearly 14 years in jail but vowed to continue the hunger strike that landed her in prison for attempted suicide. Sharmila, 42, has not eaten a single morsel of food voluntarily since November 2000, when she began her protest against an Indian law that suspends many human rights protections in areas of conflict. (AP Photo/Bullu Raj)NEW DELHI (AP) — India's most famous prisoner of conscience has walked free after nearly 14 years in jail but vowed to continue the hunger strike that landed her in prison for attempted suicide, her brother said Thursday.


Aid group: US doctor who had Ebola has recovered
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:51:58 -0400

ATLANTA (AP) — At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the Ebola virus was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.

5 Ukrainian troops killed; fierce battles reported
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:13:53 -0400

Ukrainian soldiers muster at a point close to Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Ukrainian troops make a significant push into rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine, claiming control over a large part of Luhansk and encircling the largest rebel-held city, Donetsk, in fighting that has left at least 43 dead. (AP Photo/Petro Zadorozhnyy)KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Five troops were killed and two civilians died in the past 24 hours in rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine as government troops pressed to recapture more territory from pro-Russian separatists.


Indonesia police fire teargas ahead of court verdict on election
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:01:24 -0400

Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto's supporters try to shield themselves as police fire tear gas during a protest near the Constitutional Court in JakartaBy Kanupriya Kapoor and Fransiska Nangoy JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police fired teargas to disperse thousands of protesters outside the country's top court in Jakarta on Thursday, as judges started delivering their verdict into last month's disputed presidential election. Losing candidate Prabowo Subianto has asked the Constitutional Court to overturn the election result, saying the vote in the world's third largest democracy was tainted by mass fraud. The court is widely expected to uphold Joko Widodo's election victory and the verdict cannot be appealed. The court has never overturned the result of a presidential election.


Rescuers comb through devastation of Japan landslide
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:55:20 -0400

Self Defense Force soldiers and police officers search for missing people on August 21, 2014, one day after a landslide hit a residential area in Hiroshima, western JapanThousands of rescuers combed through the wreckage of homes engulfed by landslides in western Japan on Thursday in the slim hope of finding survivors, a day after a wall of mud claimed at least 39 lives. Police officers, firefighters and soldiers worked through the night in a desperate bid to find 26 people reportedly unaccounted for among the sludge and rubble. Dozens of houses were buried when hillsides collapsed after torrential downpours in Hiroshima that saw more than a month's rain fall in just three hours. Noriyoshi Masaoka, a firefighter with 35 years' experience, had battled through the slurry of the initial mountain collapse to rescue five people, before going back to help more.


Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:50:31 -0400

FILE - This is a Wednesday, Sept. 7, 1994. file photo of Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds, right, as he stands with U.S. Vice President Al Gore at Shannon Airport, Ireland. Authorities Thursday Aug 21, 2014, said that Albert Reynolds, the straight-talking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland, has died after a long battle with Alzheimerís disease. He was 81. Reynolds, a renowned deal-maker who made millions operating rural dance halls and a pet food company, led two feud-prone coalition governments from 1992 to 1994. (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver, File)DUBLIN (AP) — Albert Reynolds, the straight-talking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was 81.


PM Cameron resumes holiday after crisis meetings on beheading video
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:49:00 -0400

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at the 'Girl Summit 2014' at the Walworth Academy in LondonBritish Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday resumed his holiday in Cornwall, a day after he rushed back to London to chair emergency meetings in response to a video purported to show a man with a British accent beheading a U.S. On Wednesday Cameron returned to London from his family holiday in the southern English county of Cornwall to discuss Britain's response to an Islamic State video which appeared to show the killing of James Foley, an American reporter captured in Syria in 2012. He said it was "deeply shocking" that a British national was likely to have been involved but ruled out a knee-jerk response to the video or sending British troops into combat in Iraq.


American doctor treated for Ebola released from hospital
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:48:35 -0400

A laboratory technican of the company Icon Genetics prepares proteines from Tobacco plants (Nicotiana benthamiana) for weighing in a laboratory in HalleABIDJAN (Reuters) - An American doctor who contracted Ebola treating victims of the deadly virus in Liberia has been released from a U.S. hospital after receiving treatment with an experimental drug, his charity said on Thursday. Kent Brantly was given ZMapp, a trial drug used on a handful of patients in the West African outbreak, and flown to the United States this month. He was released from Atlanta's Emory University Hospital, according to a statement from Samaritan's Purse.


Indonesian police fire tear gas at poll protesters
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:45:36 -0400

A riot police officer prepares to fire his tear gas launcher during a clash with supporters of losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto near the Constitutional Court in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Indonesian police fired tear gas Thursday to disperse protesters trying to get close to the court set to rule on a challenge to the legality of last month's elections. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Supporters of losing Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto clashed with police Thursday as the country's top judges began reading a verdict on his petition to overturn the election results.


Violence, threats, prompt more Muslim women in Britain to wear a veil
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:37:31 -0400

Yasmin pushes Hana on a swing after finishing a GCSE exam near their school in Hackney, east LondonBy Belinda Goldsmith and Olivia Harris LONDON (Reuters) - When youth worker Sumreen Farooq was abused in a London street, the 18-year-old decided it was time to take a stand - and she started to wear a headscarf. Farooq is one of many young Muslim women living in Britain who have, for various reasons, chosen to adopt the headscarf to declare their faith to all around them, despite figures showing rising violence against visibly identifiable Muslims. For despite a common view that young Muslim women are forced to wear veils by men or their families, studies and interviews point to the opposite in Muslim minority countries where it is often the case that the women themselves choose to cover up. "I'm going to stand out whatever I do, so I might as well wear the headscarf," said Farooq, a shop assistant who also volunteers at an Islamic youth centre in Leyton, east London.


Report: Russia conducts checks at McDonalds
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:26:42 -0400

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news agencies reported Thursday that the country's food safety agency will conduct checks on McDonald's restaurants in the Urals following food safety complaints, a day after four branches of the chain were shuttered in Moscow.

10 Things to Know for Today
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:26:32 -0400

FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 file photo, gun violence protesters participate in a lie-in during an anti-gun rally at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games and movies and on TV, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. A lopsided 84 percent of adults would like to see the establishment of a federal standard for background checks for people buying guns at gun shows, the poll showed. President Barack Obama was set Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 to unveil a wide-ranging package of steps for reducing gun violence expected to include a proposed ban on assault weapons, limits on the capacity of ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun sales. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


UK retail sales growth falls to eight-month low, public finances weak
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:24:49 -0400

A woman carries shopping bags as she walks along Oxford Street in central LondonBy Andy Bruce and Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) - British retail sales grew in July at the slowest annual rate since November last year, while the government failed to make major inroads into a looming overshoot in public borrowing, data showed on Friday. The figures add to signs that Britain's consumer-led recovery might be starting to slow, and leave the government with a lot of catching up to do if it is to meet full-year borrowing targets in the run-up to May's national election. Monthly growth in retail sales volumes unexpectedly fell to just 0.1 percent in July, down from 0.2 percent in June and bucking forecasts for a rise to 0.4 percent. Sterling dipped slightly against the dollar after the data, while British government bonds were unmoved.


Hearing set in Amish girls' kidnapping in NY
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:20:10 -0400

These images provided by the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office shows the booking photo of Stephen Howells II, left, and Nicole Vaisey, who was arraigned late Friday Aug. 15, 2014 on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse two Amish sisters after abducting them from a roadside farm stand. (AP Photo/St. Lawrence County Sheriff)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A woman accused along with her boyfriend of abducting two young Amish sisters from a farm stand and sexually abusing them is due in court for a preliminary hearing.


AP NewsAlert
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:19:14 -0400

ATLANTA (AP) — Aid group spokeswoman: American doctor who had Ebola will be released from Atlanta hospital.

Group: Justice elusive year after Syria gas attack
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:16:37 -0400

FILE - This Aug. 21, 2013, citizen journalism image provided by the Media Office Of Douma City which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a Syrian man mourning over a dead body after an alleged poisonous gas attack fired by regime forces, according to activists, in Douma town, Damascus, Syria. An international human rights group says on the anniversary of the deadly chemical attack outside Damascus that “justice remains elusive” for the victims and their families. (AP Photo/Media Office Of Douma City, File)BEIRUT (AP) — One year after the deadly chemical attack on rebel-held areas outside Damascus, the victims and their families have yet to see those behind the mass killings held responsible, a human rights group said Thursday.


Pakistani government, protest leaders discuss way out of impasse
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:13:58 -0400

Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf political party Imran Khan addresses his supporters in IslamabadBy Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Leaders of Pakistani protesters trying to bring down Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif were talking with the government on Thursday on a way out of an impasse that has raised fears for the nuclear-armed country's political stability. Former cricket star Imran Khan and cleric Tahir ul-Qadri, who controls a network of Islamic schools and hospitals, have been leading protests in the capital, Islamabad, since last Friday. The protests have raised concern about stability in the country of 180 million people, at a time when the government is battling a Taliban insurgency and NATO troops are withdrawing from neighboring Afghanistan. Some ruling party officials have accused elements within the military of orchestrating the protests to weaken the civilian government.


Atlanta hospital to discuss discharge of 2 Americans who were brought there with Ebola virus
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:57:04 -0400

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta hospital to discuss discharge of 2 Americans who were brought there with Ebola virus.

With Erdogan at helm, Turkey to choose premier
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:46:12 -0400

FILE - This is a Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 file photo of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the members of his ruling Justice and Development Party in Ankara, Turkey. Turkish ruling party leaders are poised to choose a new party chairman and prime minister to succeed president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Party officials are convening Thursday Aug. 21, 2014 to pick a leader whom analysts say would be loyal to Erdogan, allowing the man who has dominated Turkish politics for more than a decade to keep a tight rein on government.(AP Photo/ File)ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling party were poised Thursday to choose his successor as party chairman and prime minister, with expectations high that the man who has dominated Turkish politics for more than a decade will keep charge as president.


Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:38:28 -0400

Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in GazaBy Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in an air strike on the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the clearest signal yet that Israel is intent on eliminating the group's military leadership after a failed attempt on the life of its top commander this week. Hamas, which dominates Gaza, named the men as Mohammed Abu Shammala, Raed al-Attar and Mohammed Barhoum and said they were killed in the bombing of a house in the southern town of Rafah. All three were described as senior Hamas military figures. The Israeli military and Shin Bet, the internal security service, confirmed that two of the men were targeted, in what would constitute the killing of the most senior Hamas leaders since Israel launched its offensive in Gaza on July 8.


Israeli air strikes kill senior Hamas commanders in Gaza
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:36:27 -0400

Palestinian emergency personnel dig through the rubble of a building destroyed in an Israeli military strike in Rafah, southern Gaza on August 21, 2014Israeli warplanes killed three top Hamas commanders in southern Gaza on Thursday, inflicting a heavy blow on the movement's armed wing after failing to kill its top military chief. As the six-week war between Israel and Hamas raged on, leaving Egyptian mediated truce talks in tatters, warplanes continued to pound Gaza killing three members of the Islamist movement's armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades. The Brigades said the three were "senior commanders," identifying them as Mohammed Abu Shamala, Raed al-Atar and Mohammed Barhum, vowing to make Israel pay.


Pakistan holds talks with opposition protesters
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:36:14 -0400

A supporter of Pakistan's cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan climbs on a pole and listens to his leader's speech during a protest in Islamabad's high-security "Red Zone," in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Pakistan’s powerful army chief Gen. Rasheel Sharif asked the government to hold negotiations with protesters to settle a mass demonstration outside parliament, officials said. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials held "initial" talks before dawn Thursday with representatives from two opposition groups whose supporters have been besieging the parliament for a second day demanding the prime minister resign over alleged election fraud, the government said.


Ukraine's economy minister Sheremeta offers resignation
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:34:09 -0400

Ukrainian Economy Minister Pavlo Sheremeta said on Thursday he had tendered his resignation and voiced frustration at not being able to push ahead with much-needed economic reform. After months of fighting in its eastern regions following the toppling of a government blighted by corruption and economic mismanagement, Ukraine's economy has contracted sharply, even with a multi-billion dollar financial lifeline from the International Monetary Fund. Sheremeta had vowed to slash red tape and eliminate corrupt practices that have helped to virtually bankrupt Ukraine when he was appointed soon after the ousting of a Moscow-backed president in February. Sheremeta's offer to resign follows comments from Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk on Wednesday that voiced dissatisfaction with the speed and depths of reforms.

Germany's Infineon to buy International Rectifier for $3 bn
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:33:40 -0400

A microchip pictured in the booth of German semi-conductor manufacturer Infineon at the Semicon expo in Dresden,Germany, on October 9, 2013German semi-conductor giant Infineon has said it will acquire its US rival International Rectifier for $3.0 billion (2.3 billion euro). "Infineon Technologies and International Rectifier announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Infineon will acquire International Rectifier for $40 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $3.0 billion," the German company said in a statement late Wednesday. "Infineon will benefit significantly from greater economies of scale as well as a larger regional footprint." "The combination of Infineon's and International Rectifier's products, technological and innovative excellence, as well as distributional strength will unleash great potential," said Infineon chief executive Reinhard Ploss.


US special ops tried but failed to find hostages
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:25:16 -0400

U.S. President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the killing of journalist James Foley in Syria during a statement in Edgartown, Mass., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The president said the U.S. will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite Foley's brutal murder. Obama said he spoke Wednesday with Foley's family and offered condolences. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say.


US reveals failed hostage rescue operation in Syria
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:21:11 -0400

An image made available by the jihadist Twitter account Al-Baraka news on June 9, 2014 allegedly shows Islamic State (IS) militants on the Syria-Iraq borderThe United States said Wednesday that its special forces tried this summer to rescue American hostages held by Islamist militants in Syria. News reports quoting government officials said Wednesday the captives included James Foley, the American journalist whose graphic execution by an Islamic State (IS) jihadist was revealed in a video Tuesday. Foley was kidnapped in northern Syria in November 2012 and his grisly murder has provoked revulsion and condemnation. "This operation involved air and ground components and was focused on a particular captor network within ISIL (IS)," Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement, referring to the Islamic State.


Calm largely holds in Missouri after grand jury opens shooting investigation
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:20:26 -0400

By Scott Malone and Carey Gillam FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Small crowds staged largely peaceful protests late on Wednesday over the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the calmest night since riots erupted over the racially charged killing. Attorney General Eric Holder met the parents of 18-year-old Michael Brown and promised his department would hold a thorough investigation into a case that has reignited a debate over the justice system's treatment of African Americans. A grand jury also began hearing evidence in the case on Wednesday, though protesters stepped up their demands that the local criminal investigation be turned over to a special prosecutor. We didn't have as many agitators and, as I said, criminals in the crowd," said Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson, a black officer appointed to oversee security last week.

Russia extends scrutiny of McDonald's restaurants
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:15:31 -0400

A man walks past a closed McDonald's restaurant, one of four temporarily closed by the state food safety watchdog, in MoscowBy Polina Devitt MOSCOW Russia (Reuters) - Russia ramped up its scrutiny of McDonald's restaurants on Thursday, as the state food safety watchdog began unscheduled checks in several Russian regions, a day after four branches in Moscow were shuttered by the same agency. The food safety agency cited breaches of sanitary rules by restaurants in the fast food chain, but the action came after Moscow and the West imposed tit-for-tat sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine. "There are complaints about the quality and safety of the products in fast food restaurant chain McDonald's," said the regulatory agency, known in Russian as Rospotrebnadzor. It declined to comment on the scope of the planned checks.


UK's Cameron resumes holiday after crisis meetings on beheading video
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:59:50 -0400

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday resumed his holiday in Cornwall, a day after he rushed back to London to chair emergency meetings in response to a video purported to show a man with a British accent beheading a U.S. On Wednesday Cameron returned to London from his family holiday in the southern English county of Cornwall to discuss Britain's response to an Islamic State video which appeared to show the killing of James Foley, an American reporter captured in Syria in 2012. He said it was "deeply shocking" that a British national was likely to have been involved but ruled out a knee-jerk response to the video or sending British troops into combat in Iraq.

West Africa must confront political weaknesses to curb drugs trade: Obasanjo
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:41:49 -0400

Nigeria's former president Olusegun Obasanjo speaks during official opening of peace talks in NairobiWest Africa must openly confront its political and governance weaknesses to curb the growing drug trade in the region, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Wednesday. "West Africa is no longer only a transit zone of drugs but an attractive destination where pushers take advantage of the weak political system to perpetuate their trade," Obasanjo, who chairs the West Africa Commission on Drugs (WACD), said while presenting his report to Ghana's President John Mahama. "We believe that we should confront openly the political and governance weaknesses which the traffickers exploit," Obasanjo said. Former United Nations chief Kofi Annan set up the commission last year to explore ways to stem the increasing trafficking of drugs and its use in the region.



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'No Confrontations' in Ferguson as Arrests Plummet
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:49:47 GMT

Only six people were arrested in Ferguson, Missouri, overnight as fewer "agitators and criminals" attended protests, police said.






U.S. Mission to Rescue Foley in Syria Failed: Officials
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:46:21 GMT

The U.S. tried to rescue James Foley and other hostages held in Syria by Islamist militants, but the mission failed because the hostages weren't there, officials said.






Heading Home: Ebola Patient to Be Released From Atlanta Hospital
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:45:25 GMT

Dr. Kent Brantly was working with Christian aid organization Samaritan’s Purse in West Africa when he fell ill with Ebola.






Terror Spree: Who Are the Extremists That Killed Foley?
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:43:19 GMT

Foley, a 40-year-old American journalist held in Syria since 2012, was beheaded by militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS.






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published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:28:22 GMT

From the failed rescue of journalist James Foley to the release of the Ebola-afflicted U.S. doctor from the hospital, see the stories we’re following.

Three Hamas Commanders Killed by Israeli Strike
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:41:55 GMT

The Strike is likely to be a major blow to the organization's morale and a significant achievement for Israel's intelligence agency.






Nelly Discusses His 'Broken' Hometown With Holder
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:43:45 GMT

Rapper Nelly spoke to Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday, telling him that changes must be made to rebuild community trust in Ferguson, Missouri.






MH370 Hunters Map Underwater Area Twice Size of N.J.
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:50:30 GMT

Investigators said they have mapped two-thirds of an area the size of West Virginia where they think the Boeing 777's wreckage might be.






Ferguson Cops Sued Over 2011 Alleged Wrongful Death
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:18:22 GMT

The Ferguson Police Department was hit with two federal lawsuits over the alleged wrongful death of a man that had been "tasered," NBC News confirmed.






Take a Look at James Foley's Finest Reporting
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:04:38 GMT

Although he was killed by ISIS, Jim's quest to chronicle modern war lives on through his journalism. Here's a sampling of his work for GlobalPost.






Dad's Daring Mission to Lure Home ISIS' Foreign Fighters
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:31:48 GMT

Dimitri Bontinck says only two percent of those who left home to fight in Syrian can be persuaded to return to their home countries.






Israeli Strike Destroys Gaza Building, Kills Six
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:35:18 GMT

An overnight Israeli airstrike demolished a four-story building in southern Gaza, killing at least six people, Palestinian police say.






Rural Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Federal Gun Laws
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:28:57 GMT

A growing numbers of sheriffs are saying they won't heed U.S. restrictions on guns, saying they violate constitutional guarantees.






SeaWorld Trainers Won't Swim With Orcas in Shows
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:28:31 GMT

The drop of the appeal means trainers will not swim with killer whales during shows, although they still may swim with orcas behind the scenes.






Ferguson Protesters Hopeful Holder Can Bring Peace
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:21:21 GMT

"With Holder, you now have an eagle eye on the whole situation," one protester said after the attorney general promised a thorough investigation.






'Indefensible': UNM Women's Soccer Team Hazed Freshmen
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:01:42 GMT

The entire team took part in the alcohol-fueled incident but the school's athletic director denied a claim the girls were forced to strip naked.






'Bless You' Leads To High School Suspension
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:36:29 GMT

A Tennessee student says she was suspended for saying "bless you" to a classmate. She says the "bless you" led to an argument with her teacher over freedom of speech. WMC's Michael Clark reports.

Neanderthal-Human Sex May Have Gone On for Millennia
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:12:56 GMT

Research suggests Neanderthals overlapped with humans for thousands of years before dying out, a coexistence that would explain their DNA in us.






California Officer Who Beat Woman Stripped of Duties
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:57:44 GMT

Officials have stripped CHP Officer Daniel Andrew of his badge and gun, effective immediately, CHP officials said.






Bold Names Like 'Bush' Join the Ice Bucket Challenge
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:28:32 GMT

The ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge' has raised over $30 million in donations and a former president joins the craze.

Seeking Death: 'Suicide Tourism' to Switzerland Soars
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:28:09 GMT

More than 600 people traveled to Switzerland to die between 2008 and 2012, and the numbers doubled over those years.

Americans Believed to Be Fighting With ISIS in Iraq
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:59:54 GMT

U.S. officials estimate the number of U.S. citizens who have joined Islamic extremist group is small, but acknowledge that they can't say for sure.

Holder Meets With Brown's Family in Ferguson
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:29:30 GMT

The attorney general has promised a “fair and thorough” federal inquiry.






Internet Invaders: What Exactly Is a Troll?
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:17:08 GMT

Trolls are more than just characters in fairy tales. They've been stirring up trouble in the comments section of many websites.

Cop Suspended for Threat to Kill Ferguson Protester
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:34:51 GMT

A suburban St. Louis police officer was suspended indefinitely for pointing his rifle at a demonstrator in Ferguson and threatening to kill him







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Calif. Highway Patrol officer could face serious charges for striking woman

A California Highway Patrol officer could face felony charges after a video showed him hitting a 51-year-old woman several times alongside Interstate 10.

Calif. teens deny connection with school shooting plot

Two south Pasadena boys denied charges they made criminal threats against another boy and planned a school shooting. Police say the boys were researching firearms and other weapons.

Ferguson shooting amplifies calls for police to wear video cameras

Mysteries like the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Missouri police officer could be resolved more easily with video cameras in common use. But the technology also brings financial costs and raises privacy concerns.

Microbes thrive below Antarctic ice. A hint of life elsewhere in solar system?

The discovery of bacteria in an ice-bound lake bolsters the case that similar life could exist elsewhere in the solar system. But on Earth, the find raises the prospect that Antarctic melting will release greenhouse gases.

Eric Holder visits Ferguson. Will US take over Michael Brown case? (+video)

Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson to assure angry residents of a fair investigation even as a state grand jury began hearing evidence in the police shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown.

Why did Islamic State militants execute James Foley? (+video)

The execution of journalist James Foley was intended to send a message to young radicalized Muslims from Britain to Yemen who are drawn to the Islamists’ fight.

US troops attempted rescue mission in Syria, could not find hostages (+video)

The officials said the rescue mission was authorized after intelligence agencies believed they had identified the location inside Syria where the hostages were being held. 

White House could announce world's largest marine reserve soon

If the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument becomes a marine reserve, it would double the area globally subject to tight fishing restrictions. Other countries are also working to expand the area of such ocean havens.

Mitch McConnell promising more showdowns and shutdowns if GOP wins the Senate

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Should President Obama go to Ferguson? (+video)

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Chokehold death: With plans for big march, some worry about a Ferguson repeat (+video)

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Khan starts talks with government to end Pakistani protest, opposition lawyer says

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Is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook the future of e-readers?

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Emma Stone is heading to 'Cabaret' for her Broadway debut

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When you should (and shouldn't) keep tax-deductible debt

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Light peach cobbler

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Putin’s backward gaze

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Macy's to pay $650K, latest retailer to settle over racial profiling

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Mitch McConnell vows confrontation if GOP wins Senate. Serious? (+video)

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Study: Those who use an e-reader are worse at remembering a plot

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A calmer night in Ferguson: Will the peace last? (+video)

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Standard Chartered fined $300M for failure to curb money laundering

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Ice Bucket Challenge comes to the literary world

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The Rhode Island coach in the Little League World Series delivered an impromptu speech for his players on the pitcher's mound after a tough loss that celebrates all the elements of sportsmanship we want kids to remember. 

Benedict Cumberbatch cast as villainous tiger in Warner Bros. 'Jungle Book'

Benedict Cumberbatch will face off against Idris Elba's interpretation of the same character, Shere Khan, in Disney's version of the classic tale.

Peanut, almond butter recall for possible salmonella hits Whole Foods, Kroger, and others

A peanut butter and almond butter recall from a major supplier has affected 45 lots of almond and peanut butter that may be contaminated with salmonella.


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TELEPORTABLE storage? Atlantis Computing's PR bods jump the shark
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:38:09 GMT

USX to be VMware storage abstraction layer

Altantis Computing has come up with a rather neat marketing hook for its new USX device. Fancy getting your hands on teleport-enabled storage?…

Microsoft ropes in Opera Mini as default Nokia dumbphone browser
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:25:20 GMT

Ancient browser to power ancient Redmond mobes

Opera will provide the browser for Microsoft's last dumbphones, under a new agreement between the two companies.…

Just in case? Unverified 'supersize me' iPhone 6 pics in sneak leak peek
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:06:51 GMT

Is bigger necessarily better for the fruity firm's flagship phone?

New pictures have surfaced that purport to show the casing for a new super-sized iPhone 6.…

Chinese hackers spied on investigators of Flight MH370 - report
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:38:16 GMT

Classified data on flight's disappearance pinched

Malaysian officials investigating the disappearance of flight MH370 have been targeted in a hacking attack that resulted in the theft of classified material.…

LOHAN packs bags for SPACEPORT AMERICA!
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:59:05 GMT

Spanish launch goes titsup, we're off to the US of A

The traditional portentous drumroll and fanfare of trumpets has added timpani and a throbbing bass synth crescendo today as we announce that the planned launch of our our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission has been relocated to New Mexico's Spaceport America.…

Hear ye, young cyber warriors of the realm: GCHQ wants you
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:33:06 GMT

Get involved, get a job and then never discuss work ever again

Spooks have called upon the good people of Blighty to help protect an airline from attack by a vicious group of nerdy cyber-terrorists.…

Roll up for El Reg's MONOPOLY PUB CRAWL
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:02:05 GMT

Part one: Measuring how many bars you get in London

Special Report In January I was in the pub with Richard, an old school friend I hadn’t seen for 30 years and whom I was keen to impress. Then he asked one of those seemingly simple questions. “Simon,” he said. “You’ll know which 4G network I should be on”.…

It's ALIVE: Unstructured data upstart whips out data-AWARE array
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:35:04 GMT

I know what you stored last summer

Stealth exit startup DataGravity has introduced a hybrid flash/disk array with rich metadata recording and reporting functions for file creation, keyword content, content change and access, as well as data protection functions and collaboration help.…

Is it an iPad? Is it a MacBook Air? No, it's a Surface Pro 3
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:02:10 GMT

Nice hardware, shame about the use case

Review Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3.0 tablet sees its UK release on 28 August. But why is the Surface fondleslab called Surface?…

Boffins propose security shim for Android
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:32:04 GMT

Hoping Choc Factory wants third-party infosec sweeties

An international group of researchers believes Android needs more extensible security, and is offering up a framework they hope either Google or mobe-makers will take for a spin.…

RealVNC distances itself from factories, power plants, PCs hooked up to password-less VNC
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:05:12 GMT

Some 30,000 machines found with front doors wide open

A scan of the public internet by security researchers has seemingly revealed thousands upon thousands of computers fully accessible via VNC – with no password required.…

New twist as rogue antivirus enters death throes
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:31:06 GMT

That's not the website you're looking for

A rogue anti-virus program called Defru has taken to the browser to find a smarter way of infecting users, Microsoft researchers say.…

Apple's iWatch? They cannae do it ... they don't have the POWER
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:02:12 GMT

Analyst predicts fanbois will have to wait until next year

Tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a decent track record on Apple production issues, has risked breaking the hearts of fanbois everywhere with the prediction that the iWatch might not be released until next year.…

Amazon flicks switch on CloudFront security features
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:32:04 GMT

Perfect Forward Secrecy added to SSL suite

Amazon has beefed up security on its CloudFront services, adding Perfect Forward Secrecy, OCSP stapling and session tickets to its SSL support.…

Microsoft, Google link arms on browser vid chat
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:03:08 GMT

ORTC: Skype without, ummm, Skype?

A standard proposal to get voice/video chats into standard browsers has brought Microsoft and Google onto the same side of the table.…

VMware buys CloudVolumes to speed app installations
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:32:13 GMT

Acquired tech said to 'de-compose' Windows, a job Microsoft was doing by itself

VMware has bought itself a pre-VMWorld snack, in the form of application delivery outfit CloudVolumes.…

Slapdash SSL code puts tons of top Android Play Store apps in hack peril
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:01:12 GMT

Man-in-the-middles all round!

Sloppy programming, poor patching, and unreliable trust engines are rife within Android apps, according to a new study. In short, millions smartphone users are potentially wide open to man-in-the-middle attacks, it's claimed.…

Microsoft exits climate denier lobby group
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:02:07 GMT

ALEC will have to do without Redmond, it seems

After a year of participating in the American Legislative Exchange Council, Microsoft has decided that even tangential alignment with a high-profile oil-funded lobby is not what it wants.…

Storage, chip slingers pledge allegiance to Linux, open source
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:01:11 GMT

Linux Foundation swells ranks, coffers

LinuxCon 2014 As LinuxCon 2014 kicks off this week in Chicago, the Linux Foundation has announced that it has won new support from across the technology industry, including several hardware companies.…

Pull up! Pull up! Pull up! Ding ... HP ends eleven-quarter sales nosedive
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:42:16 GMT

Take that parachute off, Meg. You won't be needing that, eh?

Think of HP, and what comes to mind? Business critical systems? Printers? Software? Lord no – it's laptops and bog-standard servers ruling the company's roost right now.…

Did you swipe your card through one of these UPS Store tills? You may have been pwned
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:40:28 GMT

As many as 100k transactions spied upon by malware

UPS has discovered an outbreak of debit and credit-card-reading malware in 51 of its branches in the US.…

Oi! Rip Van Winkle: PATCH, already
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:10:09 GMT

Stuxnet, Sality, Gauss, Flame still infecting your unpatched boxen

Nearly 20 million computers remain infected with malware targeting a vulnerability first targeted four years ago by the Stuxnet worm.…

Hi-ho EVO: VMware eyes TWO new hardware-flavored trademarks
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:43:19 GMT

'EVO' and 'EVO: RAIL' filed in early August – just in time for...

VMworld 2014 VMware applied for two more hardware-related trademarks this month, it has emerged.…

Need a green traffic light all the way home? Easy with insecure street signals, say researchers
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:27:57 GMT

No crypto, default passwords, FTP servers? It's 1998 again

Criminals monkeying with traffic lights are a staple of cinema: the 1969 Italian Job and Luc Besson's Taxi are particularly fine examples. Now researchers have demonstrated that fact is much less glamorous – and simpler – than fiction.…

Netflix swallows yet another bitter pill, inks peering deal with TWC
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:40:51 GMT

Net neutrality crusader once again pays up for priority access

Netflix has inked yet another peering deal with a major US telco, this time signing an interconnect agreement with Time Warner Cable.…

Linux Foundation says many Linux admins and engineers are certifiable
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:28:06 GMT

Floats exam program to help IT employers lock up talent

LinuxCon 2014 The Linux Foundation on Wednesday introduced two new certification programs aimed at connecting employers with qualified Linux administrators and engineers.…

Boffins build CYBORG-MOTHRA but not for evil: For search & rescue
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:11:43 GMT

This tiny bio-bot will chew through your clothes then save your life

Video Scientists at North Carolina State University in the US have implanted electrodes in a developing moth to closely observe and remotely control the creature's flight.…

Barnes & Noble: Swallow a Samsung Nook tablet, please ... pretty please
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:55:13 GMT

Novelslab finally on sale with ($199 - $20) price tag

The lovechild of bookseller Barnes & Noble and electronics giant Samsung – the new Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet – is now on sale.…

Speedy software upstart PernixData showered in gold by expectant VCs
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:04:12 GMT

Whippersnapper gulps down initial funding, greedily tucks into second helping

VMware hypervisor-caching software startup PernixData is gorging on cash from VCs as it ramps up development and its go-to-market efforts.…

Samsung bags second Internet of Home Stuff home firm in a week
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:31:04 GMT

US electronics division slurps heating and A/C distie Quietside

Samsung has announced its second smart home slurp in a week with the acquisition of heating, ventilation and air conditioning distributor Quietside.…

WTH? Upstart stuffed with ex-VMware bods grilled on Amazon cloud 'rescue' plan
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:02:04 GMT

Platform9's co-founder on how they started a new biz

Interview Willem ter Harmsel recently spoke with the CEO of a firm started up by several former VMware staffers, Platform9. Here he grills the startup's co-founder about VMware, the new business and its go-to-market plans.

Stand clear! Will HTC's One act as a defibrillator for Windows Phone?
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:33:07 GMT

Low end success, high end boredom

Analysis HTC gave Microsoft a huge PR coup yesterday during the New York unveiling of the most stylish Windows Phone ever made. Redmond could certainly use some good news right now.…

Hello, police, El Reg here. Are we a bunch of terrorists now?
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:02:03 GMT

Do Brits risk arrest for watching beheading video nasty? We asked the fuzz

A Register reporter has been let away with a slap on the wrist after confessing to what the cops claim is an act of terrorism.…

Felony charges? Harsh! Alleged Anon hackers plead guilty to misdemeanours
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:33:03 GMT

US judge questions harsh sentence sought by prosecutors

Four hackers in the US have pleaded guilty to misdemeanours after a judge questioned why prosecutors were attempting to press felony charges.…

Can it be true? A BIG DATA benchmark? Yes, says TPC
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:02:33 GMT

Vendor-neutral stats for tech's biggest meaningless buzzword

Up until now there hasn't been an objective or standard way of comparing different suppliers' big data systems performance. The Transaction Processing Council (TPC) is remedying that with its TPCx-HS benchmark.…

Apple to build WORLD'S BIGGEST iStore in Dubai
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:26:04 GMT

It's not the size of your shiny-shiny...

Apple is planning to build the world's biggest iStore in Dubai - marking the first time it has opened a retail store in the Middle East.…

I don't see dead people: Twitter to nix some images of deceased folk
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:57:08 GMT

Family members can submit takedown requests

Twitter users whose loved ones have recently died can now submit requests for the removal of distressing photos and videos of the deceased to the micro-blogging company.…

Heartbleed implicated in US hospital megahack
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:32:06 GMT

This time superbug has nothing to do with MRSA

The Heartbleed flaw is responsible for the high-impact US hospital hacking attack disclosed this week, an unnamed investigator told Bloomberg.…

Citrix drizzles lightly and briefly on VMware's parade with Xen update
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:00:54 GMT

Xen App and Desktop get refreshes and native Chrome OS Receiver returns

Citrix swears blind that the 7.6 release of XenApp and Xen Desktop it announced today had nuh-think at all to do with the fact VMware's VMworld colosso-conference kicks off on Sunday.…

UK.gov sinks another 1.6m into Internet of Stuff spec HyperCat
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:36:04 GMT

Blighty consortium gets additional funding

Blighty has announced another £1.6m in funding for its Internet of Stuff standard HyperCat, courtesy of the government’s Technology Strategy Board.…

The Register to boldly go where no Vulture has gone before: The WEEKEND
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:20:11 GMT

No more aching 2-day void to wait through each week

On the internet there are certain things you can be pretty sure of. Nubile young women lusting after you probably aren't (any of those things); free stuff almost certainly isn't free, and may not even be stuff; and after 5pm San Francisco time on Friday there probably won't be anything decent published on the Register until the Australian Vultures have had their first cup of coffee on Monday.…

Speaking in Tech: Meet the man who SURRENDERED to Facebook
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:04:06 GMT

Podcast Cloud architect tells Regcast: 'It owns my entire life'

Video of US journalist 'beheading' pulled from social media
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:48:47 GMT

Yanked footage featured British-accented attacker and US journo James Foley

Twitter and Facebook have taken steps to close down the accounts of militant Islamic State supporters after the publication of a video that appeared to show a man with a British accent "beheading" the American journalist James Foley.…

Creaky PC? SanDisk gives users a NAND with speedy '3-bitter' SSD
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:01:10 GMT

Tart it up with a TLC retrofit

SanDisk has pushed out an Ultra II SSD for retrofitting to PCs that uses lower cost 3-bits-per-cell NAND technology.…

Brother, can you spare a DIME for holy grail of secure webmail?
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:36:23 GMT

Lavabit man's new project: One of security's thorniest problems

Feature Lavabit founder Ladar Levison promised attendees at security conference DefCon that he'd carve out a secure messaging service from the wreckage of the email service favoured by rogue NSA sysadmin Edward Snowden within six months.…

The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:02:06 GMT

And yes it does need a fat HDD (or SSD, it's cool with either)

Game Theory Gamers' perception of Steam over the years has changed considerably. This digital distribution platform, which was developed by Valve, was met with derision when it launched back in 2004 – but jump forward 10 years and Steam is the coolest kid on the block. What self-respecting gamer doesn’t blow all their money on a Steam sale these days?…

Look, no client! Not quite: the long road to a webbified Vim
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:30:10 GMT

Building in the browser

Programming the Web, Pt. III The most revolutionary aspect of all the changes that have taken place in web development over the last two decades has been in the web browser.…

Wall Street woes: Oh noes, tech titans aren't using bankers
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:05:06 GMT

Get out your hankies: Facebook, Google use in-house teams

Worstall on Wednesday There was much astonishment over at the New York Times as it explained that the big Silicon Valley tech firms, the Googles, Apples, Facebooks, aren't using the traditional services of the Wall Street bankers as they make their acquisitions.…

Xennet wants YOUR machines for tradable supercomputer cloud
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:31:07 GMT

SETI@home, Bitcoin the inspirations

A group called Xennet wants to create a blockchain-managed market in which users rent out their spare processor cycles for a closed-shop crypto-currency.…

Power of iPhone 6 hype-gasm: Apple a sniff away from record stock high
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:02:05 GMT

Split share price threatening to reach 2012 apex

Peak Apple Apple's stock today inched toward the company's record high as investors eager for new products pushed shares over $100 apiece.…


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Vexed in the city: Benioff says it's time to listen to the dissenters (Q&A)
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:37:41 GMT

As tech reshapes San Francisco, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff argues for a broader civic dialogue and says philanthropy offers a way to unite a city riven by increasing social discord.






Despite tough times in China, Qualcomm sees stronger chip sales there
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:00:14 GMT

Cristiano Amon, co-president of Qualcomm's chips segment, said in an interview that the rapid adoption of 4G LTE technology should benefit the company's growth in China.






Twitter's busy week: Censorship rules and changing timelines
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:00:06 GMT

The social network is tweaking its service after a rash of harassing and gruesome images and in an effort to bring more relevant information to people.






Opera Mini to be default browser for Microsoft's feature phones
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:23:17 GMT

The Series 30+, Series 40 and Asha phones will now run Opera Mini fresh from the factory, while existing users will be encouraged to upgrade.






iPhone 5C drops to 97 cents at Walmart
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:59:23 GMT

The mega-retailer appears to be making way for the rumored iPhone 6 by getting rid of old stock at cut-rate prices.






With OpenStax, book learns you
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:52:06 GMT

Open textbook publisher OpenStax is developing algorithm-enhanced digital textbooks that adapt to the user's learning needs.






Nokia Lumia 530 now available in Asia
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:53:02 GMT

The budget Windows Phone hits Singapore on August 23 for S$159 and is already available in select countries in the region.






Artist builds giant 3D clay printer to make beautiful ceramics
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 05:05:48 GMT

Netherlands-based artist Olivier van Herpt wanted to 3D print ceramics. The problem? There was no machine that could do what he wanted. His solution was to build his own.






LG debuts L Fino and L Bello for emerging markets
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:10:34 GMT

The new low-end 3G smartphones come with some of the software features found on the LG G3 and have the same rear-button design.






Google Chrome is now surfable in Cuba
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:17:55 GMT

The web giant makes its Internet browser available for download in one of the world's most closed-off countries.






Cards Against Humanity creator hits Kickstarter with Slap .45
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:52:03 GMT

Cards Against Humanity co-creator Max Temkin has joined forces with Gnarwhal Studios for wild west-themed card game Slap .45.






Sea plankton found on the outer surface of the ISS
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:30:44 GMT

Astronauts collecting samples on the International Space Station have found traces of sea plankton, and are baffled as to how it got there.






Tomorrow Daily 039: "Swarmies" of NASA robots, fish playing Street Fighter 2, and a shotgun flute
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:24:31 GMT

On today's show, Ashley and Khail check out how NASA might use tiny robot swarms to search for resources on other planets, watch two goldfish play Street Fighter 2, and discuss an art installation consisting of a shotgun transformed into a flute.






UPS Store hacked, possibly compromising user data
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:17:20 GMT

​The shipping store discovered malware in the computer systems of 51 US stores in 24 states. Customer credit and debit card information may have been leaked.






So why isn't there more app store competition?
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:01:50 GMT

If you want to download an app on your phone, you'll most likely head to a marketplace owned by Apple or Google. It'll be tough for any wireless carrier to establish an alternative.






Minecraft players build working hard drives
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:40:34 GMT

Players of the pixelated building block game have taken its virtual simulation tools to an unprecedented level: building functioning hard drives that can read and write data.

Twitter suspends accounts sharing beheading images
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:01:51 GMT

The social network says users caught posting images from the gruesome video of the alleged beheading of photojournalist James Foley will have their accounts yanked.






Microsoft to sell Xbox 360 500GB drive for less than 320GB version
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:06:22 GMT

Due up for preorder some time this month, the 500GB drive would cost $110, while the console's 320GB version goes for $130.






Vexed in the city: Tech's fraught transformation of San Francisco 2014
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:02:11 GMT

The city once known for the summer of love is now dealing with a different kind of emotion. An influx of thousands of techies is feeding an unprecedented economic boom -- and generating a whole lot of angst.






Twitter to display tweets from accounts you don't follow -- like it or not
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:51:49 GMT

The move is designed to add variety to your timeline and introduce you to new accounts, but some users have already given it the thumb's down.






Barnes & Noble Nook gets the Galaxy treatment
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:21:02 GMT

Samsung puts a Nook spin on its Galaxy Tab 4, Sharp launches a smartphone with an eye-catching design, and Uber takes on Google and Amazon with an instant-delivery service.






The 404 Show 1,540: See-through solar panels, LG Music Flow, superhero workout, Redskins (podcast)
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:12:18 GMT

Researchers at Michigan State University have created a see-through solar panel called "a window." Plus, LG's Music Flow speakers, a superhero workout, and an app that forces children to call their parents.






Prius drivers angry at being mistaken for Uber
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:22:26 GMT

In America's more caring cities, drivers of certain cars say app-wielders try to climb into the back of their vehicles.






NFL Now launches on Apple TV
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:21:52 GMT

The league's new video network also expects to come to Amazon Fire TV and Yahoo Screen in the coming weeks.






Lego female-scientist minifigs rock their own Twitter account
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:40:46 GMT

Followers are flocking to the Lego Academics on Twitter to watch the toy scientists tackle the amusing everyday challenges of academia. Creator Donna Yates shares her Lego story.







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The First Particle Physics Evidence of Physics Beyond the Standard Model?
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:30:00 GMT

StartsWithABang writes It's the holy grail of modern particle physics: discovering the first smoking-gun, direct evidence for physics beyond the Standard Model. Sure, there are unanswered questions and unsolved puzzles, ranging from dark matter to the hierarchy problem to the strong-CP problem, but there's no experimental result clubbing us over the head that can't be explained with standard particle physics. That is, the physics of the Standard Model in the framework of quantum field theory. Or is there? Take a look at the evidence from the muon's magnetic moment, and see what might be the future of physics.

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National Science Foundation Awards $20 Million For Cloud Computing Experiments
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:08:00 GMT

aarondubrow writes The National Science Foundation today announced two $10 million projects to create cloud computing testbeds — to be called "Chameleon" and "CloudLab" — that will enable the academic research community to experiment with novel cloud architectures and pursue new, architecturally-enabled applications of cloud computing. While most of the original concepts for cloud computing came from the academic research community, as clouds grew in popularity, industry drove much of the design of their architecture. Today's awards complement industry's efforts and enable academic researchers to advance cloud computing architectures that can support a new generation of innovative applications, including real-time and safety-critical applications like those used in medical devices, power grids, and transportation systems.

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China Pulls Plug On Genetically Modified Rice and Corn
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:25:00 GMT

sciencehabit writes China's Ministry of Agriculture has decided not to renew biosafety certificates that allowed research groups to grow genetically modified (GM) rice and corn. The permits, to grow two varieties of GM rice and one transgenic corn strain, expired on 17 August. The reasoning behind the move is not clear, and it has raised questions about the future of related research in China.

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How Argonne National Lab Will Make Electric Cars Cheaper
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:09:00 GMT

ashshy writes Argonne National Lab is leading the charge on next-generation battery research. In an interview with The Motley Fool, Argonne spokesman Jeff Chamberlain explains how new lithium ion chemistries will drive down the cost of electric cars over the next few years. "The advent of lithium ion has truly enabled transportation uses," Chamberlain said. "Because if you remember your freshman chemistry, you think of the periodic table -- lithium is in the upper left-hand corner of the periodic table. Only hydrogen and helium are lighter on an atomic basis."

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Study: Seals Infected Early Americans With Tuberculosis
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:56:00 GMT

mdsolar writes that a study suggests that tuberculosis first appeared in the New World less than 6,000 years ago and it was brought here by seals. After a remarkable analysis of bacterial DNA from 1,000-year-old mummies, scientists have proposed a new hypothesis for how tuberculosis arose and spread around the world. The disease originated less than 6,000 years ago in Africa, they say, and took a surprising route to reach the New World: it was carried across the Atlantic by seals. The new study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, has already provoked strong reactions from other scientists. "This is a landmark paper that challenges our previous ideas about the origins of tuberculosis," said Terry Brown, a professor of biomolecular archaeology at the University of Manchester. "At the moment, I'm still in the astonished stage over this."

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Smartphone Kill Switch, Consumer Boon Or Way For Government To Brick Your Phone?
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:11:00 GMT

MojoKid writes We're often told that having a kill switch in our mobile devices — mostly our smartphones — is a good thing. At a basic level, that's hard to disagree with. If every mobile device had a built-in kill switch, theft would go down — who would waste their time over a device that probably won't work for very long? Here's where the problem lays: It's law enforcement that's pushing so hard for these kill switches. We first learned about this last summer, and this past May, California passed a law that requires smartphone vendors to implement the feature. In practice, if a smartphone has been stolen, or has been somehow compromised, its user or manufacturer would be able to remotely kill off its usability, something that would be reversed once the phone gets back into its rightful owner's hands. However, such functionality should be limited to the device's owner, and no one else. If the owner can disable a phone with nothing but access to a computer or another mobile device, so can Google, Samsung, Microsoft, Nokia or Apple. If the designers of a phone's operating system can brick a phone, guess who else can do the same? Everybody from the NSA to your friendly neighborhood police force, that's who. At most, all they'll need is a convincing argument that they're acting in the interest of "public safety."

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Scientists Baffled By Unknown Source of Ozone-Depleting Chemical
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:27:00 GMT

schwit1 writes: Scientists have found that, despite a complete ban since 2007, ozone-depleting chemicals are still being pumped into the atmosphere from some unknown source. "Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), which was once used in applications such as dry cleaning and as a fire-extinguishing agent, was regulated in 1987 under the Montreal Protocol along with other chlorofluorocarbons that destroy ozone and contribute to the ozone hole over Antarctica. Parties to the Montreal Protocol reported zero new CCl4 emissions between 2007-2012. However, the new research shows worldwide emissions of CCl4 average 39 kilotons (about 43,000 U.S. tons) per year, approximately 30 percent of peak emissions prior to the international treaty going into effect. "We are not supposed to be seeing this at all," said Qing Liang, an atmospheric scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and lead author of the study published online in the Aug. 18 issue of Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union. "It is now apparent there are either unidentified industrial leakages, large emissions from contaminated sites, or unknown CCl4 sources."

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At Home with Tim O'Reilly (Videos 3 and 4 of 6)
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:46:00 GMT

Today's videos are parts three and four of our casual interview with Tim O'Reilly, founder of O'Reilly Media and one of the most influential open source boosters around. (You supplied the questions. He supplied the answers.) We had a lot more to say about Tim yesterday when we ran parts one and two of our video interview with him. (Today's alternate Video Links: Video 3 ~ Video 4; transcript covers both videos.)

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Do Readers Absorb Less On Kindles Than On Paper? Not Necessarily
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:02:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes eBooks are great and wonderful, but as The Guardian reports, they might not be as good for readers as paper books. Results from a new study show that test subjects who read a story on a Kindle had trouble recalling the proper order of the plot events. Out of 50 test subjects, half read a 28-page story on the Kindle, while half read the same story on paper. The Kindle group scored about the same on comprehension as the control group, but when they were asked to put the plot points in the proper order, the Kindle group was about twice as likely to get it wrong. So, is this bad news for ebooks? Have we reached the limits of their usefulness? Not necessarily. While there is evidence that enhanced ebooks don't enhance education, an older study from 2012 showed that students who study with an e-textbook on an ebook reader actually scored as well or higher on tests than a control group who did not. While that doesn't prove the newer research wrong, it does suggest that further study is required. What has your experience been with both recall and enjoyment when reading ebooks?

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Tor Browser Security Under Scrutiny
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:20:00 GMT

msm1267 writes: The keepers of Tor commissioned a study testing the defenses and viability of their Firefox-based browser as a privacy tool. The results (PDF) were a bit eye-opening since the report's recommendations don't favor Firefox as a baseline for Tor, rather Google Chrome. But Tor's handlers concede that budget constraints and Chrome's limitations on proxy support make a switch or a fork impossible.

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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:37:00 GMT

darthcamaro writes: Linux has clawed its way into lots of places these days. But at the LinuxCon conference in Chicago today Linus Torvalds was asked where Linux should go next. Torvalds didn't hesitate with his reply. "I still want the desktop," Torvalds said, as the audience erupted into boisterous applause. Torvalds doesn't see the desktop as being a kernel problem at this point, either, but rather one about infrastructure. While not ready to declare a "Year of the Linux Desktop" he still expects that to happen — one day.

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Researchers Find Security Flaws In Backscatter X-ray Scanners
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:55:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Researchers from UC San Diego, University of Michigan, and Johns Hopkins say they've found security vulnerabilities in full-body backscatter X-ray machines deployed to U.S. airports between 2009 and 2013. In lab tests, the researchers were able to conceal firearms and plastic explosive simulants from the Rapiscan Secure 1000 scanner, plus modify the scanner software so it presents an "all-clear" image to the operator even when contraband was detected. "Frankly, we were shocked by what we found," said lead researcher J. Alex Halderman. "A clever attacker can smuggle contraband past the machines using surprisingly low-tech techniques."

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Helsinki Aims To Obviate Private Cars
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:08:00 GMT

New submitter NBSCALIDBA writes: Eeva Haaramo reports on Helsinki's ambitious plan to transform city transportation. From on-demand buses to city bikes to Kutsuplus mini-transport vans, the Finnish capital is trying to change the whole concept of getting around in a city. "Under the plan, all these services will be accessed through a single online platform. People will be able to buy their transport in service packages that work like mobile phone tariffs: either as a complete monthly deal or pay as you go options based on individual usage. Any number of companies can use the platform to offer transport packages, and if users find their travel needs change, they'll be able to switch packages or moved to a rival with a better deal."

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How To Read a Microbiome Study Like a Scientist.
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:26:00 GMT

bmahersciwriter (2955569) writes Scientific reports have increasingly linked the bacteria in your gut to health and maladies, often making wild-sounding claims. Did you hear about the mice who were given fecal transplants from skinny humans and totally got skinny! Well, some of the more gut-busting results might not be as solid as they seem. Epidemiologist Bill Hanage offers five critical questions to ask when confronted by the latest microbiome research.

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Google Receives Takedown Request Every 8 Milliseconds
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:43:00 GMT

Via TorrentFreak comes news that Google is now being asked to remove one million links per day (or an average of one takedown notice every 8ms). In 2008, they received one takedown request approximately every six days. From the article: The massive surge in removal requests is not without controversy. It’s been reported that some notices reference pages that contain no copyrighted material, due to mistakes or abuse, but are deleted nonetheless. Google has a pretty good track record of catching these errors, but since manual review of all links is unachievable, some URLs are removed in error. ... The issue has also piqued the interest of U.S. lawmakers. Earlier this year the House Judiciary Subcommittee had a hearing on the DMCA takedown issue, and both copyright holders, Internet service providers, and other parties are examining what they can do to optimize the process. In the meantime, the number of removal requests is expected to rise and rise, with 10 million links per week being the next milestone.

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World's First 3D Printed Estate Coming To New York
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:05:00 GMT

New submitter Randy-tanner (3791853) writes A well known New York architect & contractor has begun construction on what is possibly the largest 3D printing related project ever undertaken. He is 3D printing an entire estate, which includes an in-ground swimming pool, a pool house, and a huge 2400 square foot home. The project is expected to take two years to complete, and if all goes as planned the printer will automatically insert rebar into the concrete.

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Qt Upgrades From LGPLv2.1 to LGPLv3
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:29:00 GMT

Digia has announced that existing Qt modules will now be covered under the LGPLv3 in addition to the LGPLv2.1, GPLv3, and the enterprise (proprietary) license. New modules will be dropping LGPLv2.1 and GPLv3+ and be released under the LGPLv3 and GPLv2+ instead. This should be a good move: new Qt modules will be Apache license compatible, LGPLv3 code can trivially be converted to GPLv3, and Digia is even releasing a few modules it intended to make proprietary as Free Software. The KDE Free Qt Foundation is on board. The move was made because of device vendors exploiting a loophole in the GPLv2/LGPLv2.1 that denied users the right to modify Qt or write their own applications. Digia has some self-interest as well, since those vendors were exploiting the tivoization loophole to avoid buying enterprise licenses. From the announcement: We also consider locked-down consumer devices using the LGPL’ed version of Qt to be harmful for the Qt ecosystem. ... Because of this, we are now adding LGPL v3 as a licensing option to Qt 5.4 in addition to LGPL v2.1. All modules that are part of Qt 5.3 are currently released under LGPL v2.1, GPL v3 and the commercial license. Starting with Qt 5.4, they will be released under LGPL v2.1, LGPL v3 and the commercial license. ... In Qt 5.4, the new Qt WebEngine module will be released under LGPL v3 in the open source version and under a LGPLv2.1/commercial combination for Qt Enterprise customers. ... Adding LGPLv3 will also allow us to release a few other add-ons that Digia before intended to make available solely under the enterprise license. ... The first module, called Qt Canvas3D, will give us full WebGL support inside Qt Quick. ... The second module is a lightweight WebView module ... There is a final add-on that will get released under LGPL v3. This module will give native look and feel to the Qt Quick Controls on Android. This module can’t be released under LGPL v2.1, as it has to use code that is licensed under Apache 2.0, a license that is incompatible with LGPL v2.1, but compatible with LGPL v3.

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51% of Computer Users Share Passwords
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:50:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes Consumers are inadvertently leaving back doors open to attackers as they share login details and sign up for automatic log on to mobile apps and services, according to new research by Intercede. While 52% of respondents stated that security was a top priority when choosing a mobile device, 51% are putting their personal data at risk by sharing usernames and passwords with friends, family and colleagues. The research revealed that consumers are not only sharing passwords but also potentially putting their personal and sensitive information at risk by leaving themselves logged in to applications on their mobile devices, with over half of those using social media applications and email admitting that they leave themselves logged in on their mobile device.

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Interviews: Bjarne Stroustrup Answers Your Questions
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:08:00 GMT

Last week you had a chance to ask Bjarne Stroustrup about programming and C++. Below you'll find his answers to those questions. If you didn't get a chance to ask him a question, or want to clarify something he said, don't forget he's doing a live Google + Q & A today at 12:30pm Eastern.

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Kolab.org Groupware 3.3 Release Adds Tags, Notes, and Dozens of Other Features
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:29:00 GMT

jrepin (667425) writes Version 3.3 of Kolab.org, a free and open source groupware solution, has been released. It is now possible to add tags to email messages, work with notes right in the webclient, and manage your resources more easily. Kolab.org 3.3 introduces a new folder navigation view that allows you to search and subscribe to shared calendars, address books, task lists etc. directly from within the respective view. The calendar got a quickview mode which allows you to open an undistorted view on a single calendar. The user interface can now be fully operated with the keyboard and has support for screen readers as well as voice output as suggested by the WCAG 2.0 Guidelines and WAI ARIA standards.

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Kolab.org Groupware 3.3 Release Adds Tags, Notes, and Dozens of Other New Featur
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:29:00 GMT

jrepin (667425) writes Version 3.3 of Kolab.org, a free and open source groupware solution, has been released. It is now possible to add tags to email messages, work with notes right in the webclient, and manage your resources more easily. Kolab.org 3.3 introduces a new folder navigation view that allows you to search and subscribe to shared calendars, address books, task lists etc. directly from within the respective view. The calendar got a quickview mode which allows you to open an undistorted view on a single calendar. The user interface can now be fully operated with the keyboard and has support for screen readers as well as voice output as suggested by the WCAG 2.0 Guidelines and WAI ARIA standards.

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Your Phone Can Be Snooped On Using Its Gyroscope
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:51:00 GMT

stephendavion (2872091) writes Researchers will demonstrate the process used to spy on smartphones using gyroscopes at Usenix Security event on August 22, 2014. Researchers from Stanford and a defense research group at Rafael will demonstrate a way to spy on smartphones using gyroscopes at Usenix Security event on August 22, 2014. According to the "Gyrophone: Recognizing Speech From Gyroscope Signals" study, the gyroscopes integrated into smartphones were sensitive enough to enable some sound waves to be picked up, transforming them into crude microphones.

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Heartbleed To Blame For Community Health Systems Breach
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:12:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: The Heartbleed vulnerability is the cause of the data breach at Community Health Systems, which resulted in 4.5 million records (containing patient data) being compromised. According to a blog post from TrustedSec, the attackers targeted a vulnerable Juniper router and obtained credentials, which allowed them access to the network's VPN.

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How Patent Trolls Destroy Innovation
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:16:00 GMT

walterbyrd sends this story from Vox: Everyone agrees that there's been an explosion of patent litigation in recent years, and that lawsuits from non-practicing entities (NPEs) — known to critics as patent trolls — are a major factor. But there's a big debate about whether trolls are creating a drag on innovation — and if so, how big the problem is. A new study (PDF) by researchers at Harvard and the University of Texas provides some insight on this question. Drawing from data on litigation, R&D spending, and patent citations, the researchers find that firms that are forced to pay NPEs (either because they lost a lawsuit or settled out of court) dramatically reduce R&D spending: losing firms spent $211 million less on R&D, on average, than firms that won a lawsuit against a troll. "After losing to NPEs, firms significantly reduce R&D spending — both projects inside the firm and acquiring innovative R&D outside the firm," the authors write. "Our evidence suggests that it really is the NPE litigation event that causes this decrease in innovation."

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Wheel Damage Adding Up Quickly For Mars Rover Curiosity
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:35:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: The folks in charge of the Mars rover Curiosity have been trying to solve an increasingly urgent problem: what to do about unexpected wheel damage. The team knew from the start that wear and tear on the wheels would slowly accumulate, but they've been surprised at how quickly the wheels have degraded over the past year. Emily Lakdawalla at the Planetary Society blog has posted a detailed report on the team's conclusions as to what's causing the damage and how they can mitigate it going forward. Quoting: "The tears result from fatigue. You know how if you bend a metal paper clip back and forth repeatedly, it eventually snaps? Well, when the wheels are driving over a very hard rock surface — one with no sand — the thin skin of the wheels repeatedly bends. The wheels were designed to bend quite a lot, and return to their original shape. But the repeated bending and straightening is fatiguing the skin, causing it to fracture in a brittle way. The bending doesn't happen (or doesn't happen as much) if the ground gives way under the rover's weight, as it does if it's got the slightest coating of sand on top of rock. It only happens when the ground is utterly impervious to the rover's weight — hard bedrock. The stresses from metal fatigue are highest near the tips of the chevron features, and indeed a lot of tears seem to initiate close to the chevron features."

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How Hackers Could Mess With 911 Systems and Put You at Risk
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:48:05 GMT

The female caller was frantic. Why, she asked 911 dispatchers, hadn’t paramedics arrived to her home? She’d already called once to say her husband was writhing on the floor in pain. “Hurry up!,” she’d pleaded, as she gave the operator her address. And then she hung up and waited for help to arrive, but it […]






The WWI Battleships That Saved (And Doomed) the British Empire
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:48:04 GMT

World War I was shaped by the new vehicles developed during the four years of conflict. A century after the start of the war, we’re looking back at the most remarkable vehicles—the planes, cars, tanks, ships, and zeppelins—it helped bring about. Aviation and the automobile were in their infancy when World War I started in […]






Man Builds Working Hard Drive Inside Minecraft
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:48:04 GMT

Cody Littley’s new hard drive can only hold a single kilobyte of data—about one millionth of what you can cram onto those finger-nail-sized microSD cards—and it can’t exactly slide into the back of your smartphone. But it’s still an impressive creation. Littley built it himself, inside the virtual world of Minecraft. It’s one of those […]






6 Fantasy Steampunk Contraptions Made Only From Cardboard
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:48:04 GMT

Daniel Agdag works with a limited arsenal of tools: a surgical scalpel, some cardboard, every so often a circular cutter and lots of glue. But from that humble toolkit, he makes sculptures that are mind-bendingly complex. For the past 10 years, the Melbourne, Australia artist has been building intricate cardboard sculptures in the form of […]






A Clever App That Lets You Make Music With Shapes
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:48:02 GMT

So you can’t read music. Or carry a tune. No big deal.






The White House Gives Up on Making Coders Dress Like Adults
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:48:00 GMT

The U.S. Government wants to hire more people like Mikey Dickerson. He’s the former Google engineer the White House recently tapped to lead the new U.S. Digital Service. Dickerson has impeccable credentials. He comes from one of Silicon Valley’s most successful companies. He flew into Washington a year ago to salvage the disastrous Healthcare.gov website. […]






This Ingenious Clothes Hanger Is a Godsend for Tiny Closets
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:47:58 GMT

Ivan Zhang makes stupid productssmarter.






Mesmerizing GIFs Use Light and Motion to Visualize Sounds
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:32:34 GMT

Visual artists long have been inspired by music and sound—and vice versa. Themes and concepts from one often infuse the other; well known examples include Kandinsky’s Composition 8, inspired by a performance of Wagner’s Lohengrin, or Rachmaninoff’s 13 preludes, inspired by Böcklin’s_Die_Heimkehr. For Turkish artist Erdal Inci, a fascination with the physics of sound—how vibrations […]






Imported Cinema Shares the Best-Trailers Spotlight This Week
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:32:32 GMT

This week's trailers are light on dialogue, but heavy on mood. Yes, Community and Kevin Smith have a lot to say, but other than that, we've got a handful of global offerings—and a Jason Reitman movie—that prefer to traffic in ambiance instead of chatter. Watch them all here.






A Zoo Designed to Trick Animals Into Thinking You Aren’t Watching
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:32:32 GMT

A new plan for the Givskud Zoo in Denmark would give animals more freedom while effectively placing humans inside protective barriers.






Why Is PlayStation 4 Selling So Well?
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:32:29 GMT

Why has Sony's game console sold 10 million units so quickly? Let's take a look at a few potential explanations.






Screw Snapchat. This App Wants You to Write Something That Lasts
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:32:19 GMT

Findery, from Flickr co-founder Caterina Fake, is betting big on in-depth location-based content. It's part of a new wave of companies who think mobile and social users want more substance.






WTF Just Happened: Why Can’t I Take a Decent Picture of the Moon?
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:32:13 GMT

If all the crappy photos of the moon were printed out and stacked them on top of one another, they would reach to the moon and back. For something that (1) does not emit its own light and (2) begs to have its picture taken, the moon is surprisingly hard to photograph. Why is it so tricky?






There’s Something Familiar About the ‘New’ Instant Gratification Economy
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:32:10 GMT

When everything is available on demand, we've entered the days of future past. Tavis Coburn When I was a kid, I'd walk out the front door every Tuesday and bring in glass bottles of fresh milk from our porch. Then supermarkets and single-use containers planted a dead-end sign on our milkman's route. Cold efficiency always […]






7 ‘Oh My’-Worthy Facts From the New George Takei Documentary
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:32:07 GMT

Everyone loves George Takei. Well, almost everyone. Maybe not William Shatner. Or same-sex marriage opponents. Whatever. Most people who like Star Trek or solid Facebook jokes love George Takei. And thanks to a new documentary, they'll get to know (and love) him even more.






The Cutting-Edge Butter Knife of Your Dreams Is Finally Here
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:06:51 GMT

Sliced bread is synonymous with innovation, but really, how wonderful is it if a chilled pat of butter can trash a piece of pumpernickel toast?






Cities Are Making Spiders Grow Bigger and Multiply Faster
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:05:10 GMT

A new study published today in PLOS One shows that golden orb weaver spiders living near heavily urbanized areas in Sydney, Australia tend to be bigger, better fed, and have more babies than those living in places less touched by human hands.






Formlabs Believes the Future of 3-D Printing Is With Pros, Not Tinkerers
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:05:09 GMT

Colin Raney's mission is to use the design thinking and business model innovation skills honed at Ideo to help Formlabs reach its true potential.






Twitter Steps Up, Suspends Accounts That Share Horrific Beheading Video
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:50:00 GMT

Twitter plans to suspend any accounts spreading graphic imagery from a video that appears to show photojournalist James Foley being beheaded by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.






Vine Grows Up, Lets You Edit and Upload Existing Video
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:18:10 GMT

The biggest change is that people can now dip into their camera rolls and use existing videos they've recorded for Vines.






Out in the Open: This Man Wants to Turn Data Into Free Food (And So Much More)
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:02:33 GMT

The aim is a simple one: 25-year-old software developer Max Ogden wants to make it easier for governments to share their data with a world of software developers.






Startups Battle to Make Star Trek’s Comms Badge a Reality
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:15:56 GMT

Creator Robbins believes this new breed of communicator can fill the large gap left by the demise of the old Nextel network, which once provided a kind of wide-area walkie-talkie for businesses.






Researchers Easily Slipped Weapons Past TSA’s X-Ray Body Scanners
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:12:48 GMT

Additionally, they found that they could infect the scanner with malware---most practically for an attacker by picking the lock on the scanner's cabinet and physically installing the malware on the PC inside.






A Tiny Satellite Dish That Brings Info to the World’s Dead Zones
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:55:33 GMT

The first thing you do when someone asks if you’ll design a satellite dish for them is say, “yes.” The next step: “Feign confidence,” jokes Geoff Baldwin. Baldwin is head of industrial design at Code and Theory, a creative agency best known for revamping media websites for the likes of the Los Angeles Times and Vanity Fair […]






Finally, a Rom-Com Horror Story With a Jarring Sci-Fi Twist
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:38:25 GMT

Think Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss' new film The One I Love looks like another rom-com? Think again.







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Carson Daly, Siri Pinter Welcome London Rose!
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:26:00 GMT

Carson Daly, London Rose DalyThe Today family is getting bigger! One week after co-anchor Savannah Guthrie gave birth to daughter Vale Feldman, "Orange Room" anchor Carson Daly welcomed his third child with...

Lindsay Lohan Manages to Flash Side Boob Even While Wearing a Bra—See the Pic!
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:49:50 GMT

Lindsay LohanHas Lindsay Lohan become the queen of side boob? Possibly. Clearly, none of us have forgotten that one picture of her in Ibiza, and now the young actress has stepped out in an outfit...

Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp Split After Three Years of Dating: Reports
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:04:55 GMT

Meg Ryan, John MellencampSay it ain't so, folks! According to multiple reports, Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp have decided to call it quits after nearly three years of dating. Distance was...

Chris Brown Appreciates Karrueche Tran for "Putting Up With My S--t," Talks Babies (Wait, What?!)
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:58:08 GMT

Chris Brown, Karrueche TranKeeping up with Karrueche Tran and Chris Brown is a full time job, especially when the two jump from being broken up to talking about having babies! The on-again and off-again couple...

Remember When Beyonc and Jay Z Went to Cuba? Well, It Was Completely Legal So You Can Stop Worrying About It Now
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:33:40 GMT

Beyonce, Jay-Z, CubaYou guys, it's time to move on. It seems as though Beyoncé and Jay Z's anniversary trip to Cuba last year is still on people's minds—mainly when it comes to...

Tyra Banks Talks First-Ever Top Model Contestant With Vitiligo: Chantelle Brown-Young Is "Absolutely Beautiful"
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:19:21 GMT

Tyra Banks, Sports Illustrated PartyTyra Banks knows how to keep America's Next Top Model fresh! As the show celebrates its 21st season, fans are quickly falling in love with contestant Chantelle Brown-Young, a...

Why Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez Have Fizzled for Now: Cara Delevingne "Was Always Being Mentioned"
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:05:00 GMT

Michelle Rodriguez, Zac EfronSummer lovin', happened so fast. Zac Efron and Michelle Rodriguez have decided to go their separate ways for now—and, while they weren't ever a couple's couple in the...

Robin Williams' Ashes Have Been Scattered in the San Francisco Bay
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:46:31 GMT

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams will forever rest close to home. According to the late actor's official death certificate, obtained by Radar Online, Williams was cremated and his ashes were scattered...

Miley Cyrus to Attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards After Causing Uproar at Last Year's Show With Robin Thicke
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:24:48 GMT

Miley Cyrus, Robin ThickeMiley Cyrus is returning to the scene of the crime. I can exclusively reveal that the "We Can't Stop" singer will be attending the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday in...

Foo Fighters Frontman Dave Grohl Welcomes Baby Girl Six Days Before His Dad's Tragic Death
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:21:26 GMT

Dave Grohl, Jordyn Blumm, GrammysIt's been a roller coaster of a month for Dave Grohl. The Foo Fighters frontman and his wife, Jordyn Blum, started the month off on a high note when they welcomed their third child...

Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey's Marriage on the Rocks? Couple Has Been "Living Apart," Source Says
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:42:00 GMT

Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon, SAG AwardsSay it ain't so! Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey's relationship has been rumored to be on the rocks for quite some time now, and although the pair have shut down any speculation of...

Literal Coldplay! Gwyneth Paltrow Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge in a Bikini, Nominates Chris Martin!
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:26:13 GMT

Gwyneth Paltrow, Instagram, Ice Bucket ChallengeIs Gwyneth Paltrow suggesting that Chris Martin might be in need of a cold shower? The Oscar winner, looking fit and utterly fabulous in a teeny bikini, today joined the...

Rita Ora Gushes Over Mentor Jay Z, Weighs In on Her Past Relationship With Calvin Harris
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:22:15 GMT

Rita OraBritish singer Rita Ora made quite the brave decision when she moved to New York City at 17-years-old. Luckily, she had an amazing A-list rapper to help her along the...

Drew Barrymore's Daughter Olive Reads Tina Fey's Bossypants—See the Cute Pic!
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:14:48 GMT

Drew Barrymore, InstagramAn adorable Miss Smarty-Pants has been spotted reading Tina Fey's Bossypants. Drew Barrymore's daughter Olive Barrymore Kopelmanmay be only turning 2 on her upcoming...

Iggy Azalea's Crazy Multi-Print Dress: Gotta Have It or Make It Stop?
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Iggy AzaleaIggy Azalea might want to change the title of her hit from "Fancy" to "Funky" based on her latest fashion choice. The Aussie rapper has been known to wear some odd attire but this...

Gucci Mane Sentenced to 39 Months in Prison on Gun Charge, May Not Be Able to Tour Much After His Release
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:56:43 GMT

Gucci ManeThe artist behind theState vs. Radric Davis II: The Caged Bird Sings remains caged. Gucci Mane, whose real name is Radric Davis, was sentenced to three years and three months in...

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin Enjoy "Super Romantic" Vineyard Date: Get the Scoop!
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:44:19 GMT

Jennifer Lawrence, Chris MartinSounds like things are heating up between Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin. Barely one week after E! News exclusively revealed that the Oscar winner and the Coldplay frontman have been...

Kesha Looks Gorgeous Without Makeup! See the Pic
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:39:00 GMT

Kesha InstagramKesha is truly a natural beauty! The 27-year-old singer took to Instagram today to share a makeup-free photo of her face. In the gorgeous selfie, Kesha wears a black sweater...

Breastfeeding Blowup: Woman Slams Anthropologie After Being Told to Leave Sales Floor While Nursing Her Baby, Joins Mothers in Protest
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:38:00 GMT

Anthropologie Beverly Hills, BreastfeedingAugust is National Breastfeeding Month, but apparently Anthropologie didn't get the memo. Ingrid Wiese Hesson slammed the women's retailer store after she was asked to leave the...

What We Would Wear: Back-to-School
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:28:00 GMT

What We'd Wear, Back to SchoolOK, it's been a minute since we have stepped foot in a classroom—but that doesn't mean that we can't daydream about it from time-to-time. Class bells are ringing all over the...


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American Ebola patient to be discharged from hospital
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:08:04 -0400

Dr. Kent Brantly, one of two Americans who got the virus in Liberia, has recovered in Atlanta, aid group says

U.S. tried to rescue hostages in Syria, but couldn't find them
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:47:25 -0400

U.S. troops sent to Syria earlier this summer on mission to free captive Americans, including since-slain journalist James Foley, but came up empty-handed

On the road with the Health Wagon
published: Sun, 06 Apr 2014 21:14:32 -0400

It's not the first time Scott Pelley stepped foot on the beat-up Winnebago where the working poor of Appalachia get free health care

Eye Opener: New info on failed mission to rescue journalist James Foley
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:24:33 -0400

Also, American doctor infected with Ebola has recovered; your world in 90 seconds

Holder to announce record Bank of America settlement
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:45:39 -0400

Deal over bank's failure to disclose risk behind mortgage-backed securities would be largest settlement stemming from 2008 crisis

Americans give Obama mixed marks on handling of Ferguson tensions
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:51:24 -0400

CBS News/New York Times poll shows race, partisanship playing roles in reactions

"A very good night" for Ferguson, Missouri
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:42:08 -0400

Follows visit by Attorney General Eric Holder; grand jury starts hearing testimony on fatal police shooting of black teen Michael Brown

James Foley, American journalist
published: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:32:58 -0400

James Foley, an American journalist, disappeared while covering the civil war in Syria in 2012 and was apparently killed by Islamic militants in August 2014.

Obama underestimating "serious" threat from ISIS?
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:08:53 -0400

Former deputy CIA chief Mike Morell says administration must target ISIS leaders now to protect Americans, and he's not sure the White House gets it

New theory on how Americans were infected with Ebola in Liberia
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:13:03 -0400

As the West African nation sealed off a slum in its capital, there is new thinking on how two Americans came down with the disease

Ferguson residents say city mischaracterized
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:17:07 -0400

Townspeople in the St. Louis suburb that's become hotbed of tension say their home is a place where most people get along

Checking fees: Numerous and poorly disclosed
published: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:08:13 -0400

The average U.S. checking account levies 30 different fees, and the details are often hidden in voluminous disclosures

Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas military leaders, the militant group says
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:05:36 -0400

Hamas says its military chief escaped Israeli strike a day earlier; tough talk from Israeli PM

Ice bucket challenge: More than just "hashtag activism"?
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:54:03 -0400

The viral campaign to raise money and awareness for ALS research has sparked a debate over its ultimate impact

Officer suspended after pointing rifle at Ferguson demonstrators
published: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:33:43 -0400

He was caught on tape pointing semi-automatic rifle at protesters while making threat

CHP officer in highway beating could face "serious charges"
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:25:27 -0400

California Highway Patrol sends findings to DA in officer's highway beating of woman, captured on cellphone video

Financial lessons from back-to-school shopping
published: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 20:25:44 -0400

While shopping for the start of school, take the opportunity to teach your children basic financial skills

The Menendez brothers: 25 years later
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:50:48 -0400

Erik and Lyle Menendez murdered their parents in their Beverly Hills mansion in 1989; case became a national sensation

UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:21:10 -0400

Stolen info includes card numbers, postal and email addresses from about 100,000 transactions this year

Mo'ne Davis is in a league of her own
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:11:06 -0400

The Little League sensation has become the most talked-about player in baseball

Colorado Marine killed on trip home to surprise brother
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:20:49 -0400

20-year-old died in car crash as he traveled home to surprise younger brother; he wanted to take boy to school on first day of second grade

Tony Stewart skipping a third race after driver's death
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:34:33 -0400

NASCAR champion has been in seclusion since his car struck and killed 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr. during sprint car race

The American sightseer
published: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:32:22 -0400

Photographer Roger Minick has spent decades photographing American sightseers, mock-classifying them as "Sightseer Americanus"

Navy kicks out 34 for cheating on nuclear training tests
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:03:29 -0400

10 others are under criminal investigation as Navy reveals scandal involved more personnel and went on much longer than previously believed

California drought drains lakes
published: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:24:28 -0400

California's intense drought dries the state's lakes and reservoirs