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Australian Cricketer Dies After Strike to Head
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:48:58 GMT

Phil Hughes, who died on Thursday aged 25, will forever be remembered as one of Australian cricket's free spirits.






Rescuers in Yemen Sought American, Officials Say
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:05:04 GMT

A journalist held by a Qaeda affiliate was a target in a raid this week by Special Operations commandos and Yemeni troops, according to U.S. and Yemeni officials.






Experts Weigh Officer’s Decisions Leading to Fatal Shooting of Michael Brown
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:35:18 GMT

Many experts said that Darren Wilson acted within the bounds of protocol, though some said the quick escalation of the fatal encounter could have been avoided.






News Analysis: Afghans Finally Get Good Governance, Without the Government
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:26:31 GMT

Other than the top elected officials and their immediate aides, the government is still being run by holdovers from the previous administration along with a hodgepodge of temporary appointees.






Jian Ghomeshi, Canadian Radio Host Facing Sex Charges, Is Granted Bail
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:29:13 GMT

Jian Ghomeshi, the former host of “Q” for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, faces four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking.






Sierra Leone to Eclipse Liberia in Ebola Cases
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:18:48 GMT

The World Health Organization reported more than 600 new cases of Ebola in the week that ended Sunday, more than half of them in Sierra Leone.

Resignation of Top U.N. Relief Official Sets Up Clash
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:21:03 GMT

The announcement appeared to have to do not with her performance, but with political maneuvering at the United Nations by powerful member countries.






Stuck Russian Plane Gets a Push, Possibly Symbolic, From Passengers
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:14:27 GMT

Dozens of passengers in Igarka, 100 miles north of the Arctic Circle, climbed out on Wednesday ostensibly to help push the aircraft onto the runway.

Germany Planning Quotas for Women in Boardrooms
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:49:26 GMT

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany said a bill, requiring that women make up at least 30 percent of the nonexecutive members of corporate boards, would be introduced in Parliament on Dec. 11.

News: Reaction in Ferguson After the Decision in the Michael Brown Shooting
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:07:14 GMT

More arrests were made overnight as protests also spread around the country. In an effort to quell violence in Ferguson, Missouri officials deployed additional National Guard troops.






Chinese Artwork Brings Auction Record of $45 Million
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:59:20 GMT

A Chinese collector’s purchase of a Ming dynasty silk wall hanging for $45 million set a new record for a Chinese artwork sold at international auction.

Another Feline Incursion From Russia Into China
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:21:39 GMT

Chinese officials said the tiger, Ustin, had crossed into frigid northeastern China, following in the footsteps of Kuzya, a tiger released in May.

Agency Issues Ultimatum on Nationwide Recalls to Airbag Maker Takata
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:02:34 GMT

A federal safety regulator gave the company until Tuesday to expand the recalls of potentially defective airbags or face legal action and penalties.






Greek Navy Aids Disabled Ship Carrying Hundreds of Migrants
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:49:16 GMT

As many as 700 migrants were believed to be on the cargo ship, which was being towed in strong winds and high seas to the island of Crete.

British Brothers Imprisoned for Attending Terrorist Training Camp in Syria
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:24:09 GMT

The brothers, Hamza and Mohommod Nawaz, were arrested last year while returning from Syria, and were said to have brought home ammunition as a trophy.

‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Should Apply Worldwide, E.U. Panel Says
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:19:02 GMT

New guidelines from privacy regulators would require Google, in certain cases, to take down links in search domains in Europe as well as outside the region.






U.S. Adds Planes to Bolster Drive to Wipe Out ISIS
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:11:12 GMT

The United States is shifting aircraft from Afghanistan to the Middle East, but the Islamic State, a hybrid between a conventional army and a terrorist network, has been difficult to target.

Berlin Journal: Finding Takers for Lonely Leftovers in a Culinary Nook of the Sharing Economy
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:01:03 GMT

There are roughly 100 sites for sharing food in Germany, where concern about waste has grown in recent years.






Now, Anyone Can Buy a Drone. Heaven Help Us.
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:48:36 GMT

Pranksters’ antics are forcing public safety officials to look at the air above them, generally thought safe and secure, as a place for potential trouble.

Caught in Crossfire, Brooklyn Teenager Adjusts to a New Life
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:56:25 GMT

For Gama Droiville, 13, who lost his right eye after being hit by errant bullets, the shooting was just the beginning of his ordeal.


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Thai election pushed back to 2016: deputy PM
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:37:34 GMT

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai general election planned for next year will be delayed until 2016, a deputy prime minister said on Thursday, pushing back the promised return to democracy.

Streets of Ferguson quiet after two nights of racial unrest
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:11:59 GMT

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - The streets of Ferguson, Missouri, were mostly quiet on Wednesday after two nights of racially charged unrest following a U.S. grand jury decision to clear a white policeman over the killing of an unarmed black teenager.






Pakistan under pressure to save trade agenda at South Asia summit
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:12:35 GMT

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - South Asian leaders will pile pressure on Pakistan on Thursday to salvage a summit in Nepal by agreeing to electricity sharing and the free movement of vehicles across borders, measures aimed at boosting trade among nearly a quarter of the world's people.

U.S. regulator orders national Takata driver-side air bag recall
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:25:11 GMT

DETROIT (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Wednesday ordered Japanese air bag supplier Takata Corp to expand its regional recall of driver-side air bags to cover the entire United States.






Exclusive - Japan eyes military aid to spur defense exports, build security ties: sources
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:19:02 GMT

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is considering creating a government-backed financing arm for weapons exports, a move that would accelerate Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's shift away from the country's pacifist past and strengthen Tokyo's regional security ties as China's military power grows.






Exclusive: Poor and besieged, Myanmar's Rakhine join Rohingya exodus
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:34:44 GMT

MAUNGDAW, Myanmar (Reuters) - For years, tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslim boat people have fled this remote corner of western Myanmar for nearby countries. But another huge exodus has grabbed far fewer headlines.

East Coast storm hampers Thanksgiving travel
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:20:40 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blast of rain and snow along the East Coast snarled traffic and disrupted flights for millions of Americans at the start of the long Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally the busiest time of the year for U.S. travel.

Special Report: How China's shadowy agency is working to absorb Taiwan
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:57:58 GMT

TAIPEI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Ever since a civil war split the two sides more than 60 years ago, China has viewed Taiwan as a renegade province that needs to be absorbed into the mainland. To that end, the legion of Taiwanese businessmen working in China is a beachhead.






Congress can block use of fees for immigration overhaul: memo
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:11:36 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress can block President Barack Obama from using federal immigration fees to issue permits for millions of undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States, according to a congressional research memo released on Wednesday.

More than 400 arrested as Ferguson protests spread to other U.S. cities
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:40:24 GMT

FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - National Guard troops and police aimed to head off a third night of violence on Wednesday in Ferguson, Missouri, as more than 400 people have been arrested in the St. Louis suburb and around the United States in unrest after a white policeman was cleared in the killing of an unarmed black teenager.






Cleveland video shows police shot boy within seconds
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:37:58 GMT

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Cleveland officials on Wednesday released a video of the fatal police shooting of a 12-year-old boy that shows him pointing a pellet gun around a park before police arrive and shoot him within two seconds.

Exclusive: Poor and besieged, Myanmar's Rakhine join Rohingya exodus
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:42:28 GMT

MAUNGDAW, Myanmar (Reuters) - For years, tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslim boat people have fled this remote corner of western Myanmar for nearby countries. But another huge exodus has grabbed far fewer headlines.






East Coast storm threatens Thanksgiving travel
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:20:21 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blast of rain and snow along the East Coast is threatening to snarl traffic and disrupt flights for millions of Americans at the start of the long Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally the busiest time of the year for U.S. travel.






U.S. regulator orders national Takata driver-side air bag recall
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:37:34 GMT

DETROIT (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Wednesday ordered air bag supplier Takata Corp to expand its regional recall of driver-side air bags to cover the entire United States.






Same firm, new house: Mexico leader's conflict-of-interest storm grows
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:22:29 GMT

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto faced fresh questions on Wednesday about his dealings with a company at the center of a conflict-of-interest scandal, after it emerged that he enjoyed rent-free use of a house belonging to the firm as a campaign office.






Russian troops giving 'backbone' to Ukraine rebels: NATO commander
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:22:19 GMT

KIEV (Reuters) - Russian forces are still operating in eastern Ukraine, providing the backbone of separatist rebels fighting the Kiev government, NATO's top military commander said on Wednesday after talks with Ukrainian leaders.

Hong Kong riot police clear protest site, arrest student leaders
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:00:45 GMT

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police on Wednesday cleared one of the largest protest sites that have choked the city for months, arresting scores of pro-democracy activists in a blow to those hoping to wrest greater political freedom from authorities in Beijing.






U.S. drone strike in Pakistan kills five suspected militants
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:42:21 GMT

PARICHINAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A U.S. drone killed five suspected militants in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, a militant and a government official said, as the intensity of air strikes grew as part of an anti-Taliban offensive by the Pakistani military.

Saudi, UAE signal no push for OPEC oil cut
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:24:38 GMT

VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC leader Saudi Arabia and fellow member the United Arab Emirates signaled on Wednesday they were unlikely to push for a major change in oil output at the group's meeting this week to prop up prices that have sunk by a third since June.






Exclusive: First gene therapy drug sets million-euro price record
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:52:59 GMT

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - The Western world's first gene therapy drug is set to go on sale in Germany with a 1.1 million euro ($1.4 million) price tag, a new record for a medicine to treat a rare disease.


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Justice Ginsburg has heart surgery
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:55:34 EST

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 81, underwent a heart procedure Wednesday morning to have a stent placed in her right coronary artery.

Is this a sign of the big one?
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:36:46 EST

Parts of the Northwest are experiencing earthquake swarms. CNN's Dan Simon explains what the are, and what they mean.

From 'Fresh Prince' to king of 'DWTS'
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:06:26 EST

Let's be honest: Was there any way Alfonso "The Carlton" Ribeiro wasn't going to win "Dancing With the Stars" this season?

Passengers push frozen jetliner free
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:39:02 EST

This really happened! An icebound plane got a shove start at a Russian airport.

Beatle's daughter: Blessing or curse?
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:24:08 EST

Stella McCartney says having famous parents opened doors for her, but she still had to carve out her own brand.

Putin's tiger attacks goat herd
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:34:10 EST

A daring cross-border raid by one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's associates has -- so far -- yet to sour Sino-Russian relations.

Rare Shakespeare's First Folio found
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:26:21 EST

A librarian in northern France made what may be the discovery of his lifetime when he uncovered a rare Shakespeare's First Folio in his library's collection.

Man shows off double-arm transplant
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:33:26 EST

A 40-year-old quad amputee was all thank you's at a news conference Tuesday at a Boston-area hospital as he showed off his two new arm transplants.

DNA pioneer to sell Nobel Prize
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:54:03 EST

DNA pioneer James Watson is to sell the Nobel Prize he won for his co-discovery of the double helix structure -- the building block of life.

See laser shoot drone from sky
published: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:52:06 EST

The U.S. Navy is deploying a secret weapon to the Persian Gulf: A laser cannon that can bring down drones and ships.

'Sad' Christmas tree will stay put
published: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:57:46 EST

The 50-foot Christmas tree decorating downtown Reading, Pennsylvania, was supposed to spread holiday cheer, but instead it made some residents unhappy.

CNN Hero of the Year is ...
published: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:16:47 EST

Pen Farthing, who founded a nonprofit that reunites soldiers at home with stray dogs and cats they took in during combat, has been named the 2014 CNN Hero of the Year.

'It's not a question of if,' but when
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:53:31 EST

"Realistically, he can't go back to being a police officer," Wilson's lawyer, Neil Bruntrager, said. "He knows that."

Wilson: 'I did my job right'
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:57:03 EST

Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson told ABC he was sorry for the loss Michael Brown's life but that his conscience is clear.

Wilson: I had to shoot him
published: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:18:50 EST

Darren Wilson tells ABC News that there was nothing he could have done differently to prevent shooting Michael Brown.

Interview called 'rehearsed'
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:56:05 EST

Michael Brown's family atty. Anthony Gray says Darren Wilson's narratives of August 9 events are not consistent.

Lawmaker: Invite Wilson to WH
published: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:43:41 EST

Rep. Peter King, R-New York, said Tuesday that President Barack Obama should invite Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson to meet with him at the White House.

Photos: Wilson after shooting
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:40:06 EST

Storm snarls travel on East Coast
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:21:54 EST

A storm caused trouble on the nation's roadways and delays of up to six hours at airports on one of the busiest travel days of the year. About 30 million people could be affected by the holiday storm.

Report: Boy shot just after cops came
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:36:08 EST

Surveillance video shows a Cleveland police officer shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice no more than two seconds after the officer and a partner pulled up in a car to investigate reports that someone was brandishing a gun at a park, police said Wednesday.

Police release video of shooting
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:35:25 EST

Authorities release surveillance video of 12-year-old Tamir Rice pointing toy gun before being shot dead by police

7 Hong Kong cops arrested in assault
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:29:27 EST

Seven Hong Kong police officers have been arrested for assault over an alleged case of police brutality at pro-democracy protests last month which shocked residents of the Chinese territory.

'Fake marriages' desired here
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:27:24 EST

CNN's Kristie Lu Stout has a preview of the unique aspect of being gay in China.

TSA seizes guns, crossbows
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:36:49 EST

Taking loaded guns to the airport without permission isn't a good idea. Airport security will likely seize it, and you could be subject to criminal and civil penalties.

UVA's no-tolerance rape policy
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:18:46 EST

The University of Virginia has adopted a zero-tolerance policy for handling rape and sexual assault cases.

W.H. struggles to find Hagel successor
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:19:43 EST

The White House has a big problem on its hands: finding someone to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, who was pushed out of the administration this week.

Prolific singer, actress dies at 87
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:35:46 EST

Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, one of the Arab world's most prolific entertainers with a career spanning more than six decades, died Wednesday in Beirut, Lebanon's state-run National News Agency reported.

Creed frontman: I'm 'penniless'
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:56:55 EST

Scott Stapp, the lead singer of the band Creed, revealed he was living in a Holiday Inn and "penniless" in a nearly 16-minute Facebook video post early Wednesday morning.

Missing model found after search
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:29:20 EST

After an hours-long search on Wednesday, former model and celebrated restaurateur B. Smith has been found.

Catholic abuse case is Spain's biggest
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:02:12 EST

Obama 'puzzled' by turkey pardon
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:23:18 EST

President Barack Obama pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey with a smile on Wednesday, but he admitted before saving the bird from it's likely demise that he found the decades-old tradition somewhat "puzzling."

Michael Brown's mom: 'No respect'
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:37:38 EST

Michael Brown's mother says hearing that a grand jury had decided not to indict the officer who killed her son felt like getting shot.

Brown's dad: Wilson 'murderer'
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:34:21 EST

Michael Brown's father says Officer Darren Wilson, the man who shot his son Michael, is a murderer.

Snowy night awaits protesters
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:01:23 EST

Like the night before, the tension here got thicker with every tick of the clock Tuesday night.

Photos: Ferguson unrest
published: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:10:16 EST

New waves of protests were unleashed in Ferguson, Missouri, after a grand jury did not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown.

Protests around U.S.
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:47:22 EST

Protesters flood city streets to denounce a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

Artists urge Black Friday boycott
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:20:09 EST

Soledad O'Brien and Rose Arce say with #BlackoutBlackFriday, a group of blacks in the arts are urging African Americans to use their economic clout to protest police brutality in Ferguson and beyond

Who's 'professor' from autopsy?
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:13:34 EST

Shawn Parcells became an overnight media star in August when he assisted in an autopsy commissioned by Michael Brown's family. But an investigation by CNN that included interviews with attorneys, law enforcement and physicians suggests Parcells isn't the expert he seems to be.

West: 'Age of Obama' has ended
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:52:35 EST

Hala Gorani speaks to Professor Cornel West about how the killing of Michael Brown shines a light on race in America.

What witnesses told grand jury
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:00:56 EST

Did Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson shoot Michael Brown dead as he staggered to the ground, hobbled by gunshot wounds? Or, did the 18-year-old aggressively charge at Wilson even after the officer ordered him to stop?

Raw scenes from protests
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:01:38 EST

Protesters flood city streets to denounce a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

Drone follows protesters on street
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:36:14 EST

iReporter Elliot Augustine used a drone to capture a Ferguson protest in Atlanta that ended with a scuffle with police.

Opinion: America, we have a problem
published: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:22:04 EST

We all have to have the courage to admit the country has a problem, and it's not just for minorities, but for all of us, says LZ Granderson following the Ferguson grand jury decision

Doubts about police procedures
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:47:29 EST

The evidence presented to the Ferguson grand jury has raised questions about police procedures in the Michael Brown case.

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.

Dazzle guests with Thanksgiving trivia
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:28:49 EST

When the guests around your Thanksgiving table are busy stuffing their bellies today, here's one way to break the lull in conversation: dazzle them with some tasty turkey trivia.

HBO lawyers up, plans Scientology film
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:29:12 EST

HBO is backing a documentary based on "Going Clear," a book about Scientology and Hollywood -- and isn't taking any chances with the legal side of things.

Strange case of the melting house
published: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:12:36 EST

In London, a life-size wax house is melting -- and another appears to float. Take a look.

Ex-NFLer: First impressions matter
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:46:08 EST

Advice can be a tricky thing.

Stray dog joins extreme race team
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:11:03 EST

A stray dog followed an extreme race team and made such an impact that they asked him to be a permanent team member.

'Crazy' bikers swarm police, post video
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:46:38 EST

Bikers go wild while police give chase. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on recklessness that will give you road rage.

Pop culture winners and losers
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:02:12 EST

As Thanksgiving approaches, CNN's Lisa France looks at some of this years pop culture turkeys and blessings.

Look at me! 21 selfies of the week
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:59:31 EST

Why marching band is still cool
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:21:43 EST

The Macy's Great American Marching Band has more than 200 members from 50 States and only 3 days to get ready for the Thanksgiving parade.

In Colorado, these pot pies get you baked
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:53:45 EST

Dowding (v.): A disturbing, drug-induced experience brought on by the overconsumption of marijuana edibles. Usage: "Aww man, I ate all those cookies and now I'm dowding, hard."

11 surprising effects of climate change
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:20:46 EST

Seen new 'Jurassic World' trailer?
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:30:04 EST

The dinos are back, and this time they've got Star-Lord to contend with.

Proof dogs are sloppier than cats
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:00:04 EST

The science behind why dogs slurp. CNN's Jeanne Moos explains that mess next to your dog's water bowl.

24 gift ideas for the pop culture fan
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:24:45 EST

Reuniting soldiers with stray dogs
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:01:16 EST

Pen Farthing, a former sergeant in the Royal Marines, founded Nowzad Dogs. The nonprofit reunites stray animals with soldiers who took them in during combat.

Amazing catch inspires spoofs
published: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:09:27 EST

"Greatest catch ever" catches the eye of jokesters. Jeanne Moos reports wide receiver teamed up with God and Kardashian.

Photos: Ferguson protests across U.S.
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:30:36 EST

Protesters flood streets around the U.S.
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:34:50 EST

Around the U.S., protesters express their anger over a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.

Cricket star dies after being hit in head
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:30:26 EST

Australia cricket star Phil Hughes has died after being hit in the head by a ball on Tuesday. The South Australian, who would have turned 26 on Sunday, passed away after failing to recover from the injury at a hospital in Sydney.

Phil Hughes passes away
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:17:57 EST

Facing fear in cricket's fast lane
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:06:33 EST

Waking up Tuesday to the news that my good friend and former team mate Phil Hughes was in a critical state in hospital after a blow to the head in a state cricket match made me instantly realize how fragile life can be.

'Horrible to see'
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:08:02 EST

English Pro Cricketer Kevin Pietersen talks about fellow player Phil Hughes' devastating injury.

Are cricket helmets safe?
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:05:29 EST

CNN's Alex Thomas discusses the safety of cricket helmets with cricketer Nick Compton and the director of Masuri Helmets

Ferguson
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:06:39 EST

Michael Brown's mother says hearing that a grand jury had decided not to indict the officer who killed her son felt like getting shot.

Scientology
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:10:25 EST

HBO is backing a documentary based on "Going Clear," a book about Scientology and Hollywood -- and isn't taking any chances with the legal side of things.

Cleveland shooting
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:36:08 EST

A Cleveland police officer shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice about two seconds after the officer and a partner pulled up in a car to investigate reports that someone was brandishing a gun at a park, surveillance video that police released Wednesday shows.

Pardoned turkey
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:23:18 EST

President Barack Obama pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey with a smile on Wednesday, but he admitted before saving the bird from it's likely demise that he found the decades-old tradition somewhat "puzzling."

Scott Stapp
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:07:43 EST

Scott Stapp, the lead singer of the band Creed, revealed he was living in a Holiday Inn and "penniless" in a nearly 16-minute Facebook video post early Wednesday morning.

Weather woes
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:19:15 EST

A winter storm is snarling travel across the East Coast on Wednesday, causing trouble on the nation's roadways and delays of up to six hours at airports in the Northeast on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

UVA
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:08:34 EST

The University of Virginia has adopted a zero-tolerance policy for handling rape and sexual assault cases.

Look at me! 21 selfies of the week
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:06:27 EST

Sad reality for shelter dogs
published: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:40:14 EST

Tails wagging wildly, tongues panting heavily, ears -- soft as felt -- flapping around as if they were wings propelling them against gravity.

Radio helps Rwanda heal
published: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:31:39 EST

Romance. Suspense. Good versus evil. On the surface, Rwandan radio soap opera "Musekeweya," or "New Dawn," feels familiar. Like a Rwandan "Romeo and Juliet," it tells the story of lovers from two different villages at odds with each other.


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Australia batsman Phil Hughes dies
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:55:19 GMT

Australia Test batsman Phil Hughes dies in hospital, two days after being hit on the head by a ball during a match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

'No new grand jury' in Ferguson case
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:21:59 GMT

Missouri's governor reportedly rejects calls for a new grand jury to decide if a white police officer who killed a black teenager should be charged.

Ebola vaccine trial 'promising'
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:39:51 GMT

The first human trial of an experimental vaccine against Ebola suggests that it is safe and may help the immune system to combat the virus.

Thai elections 'could be delayed'
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:36:24 GMT

Thailand's finance minister tells the BBC that elections to end military rule might now not take place until 2016.

Kim sister given senior N Korea role
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:03:44 GMT

The younger sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un is referred to as a senior official for the first time by state media.

Oil price falls ahead of Opec meeting
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:45:40 GMT

The price of oil has fallen as Opec oil producers prepare for their meeting on Thursday and data shows crude stocks rose last week.

Egyptian youths jailed over protests
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:55:46 GMT

A court in Egypt sends 78 boys under the age of 18 to prison for taking part in protests in support of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Spain minister resigns over scandal
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:04:01 GMT

Health minister Ana Mato resigns amid a court investigation into a massive corruption scandal over illegal payments in Spain.

US police release boy shooting tapes
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:35:23 GMT

A 12-year-old shot and fatally wounded by police in the US city of Cleveland was told to show his hands three times before officers opened fire, say officials.

HK policemen arrested over beating
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:34:41 GMT

Seven Hong Kong policemen are arrested in connection with the beating of a pro-democracy protester in October.

US planes 'may use British carrier'
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:24:17 GMT

The Royal Navy wants to ask US squadrons to fly off its new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, because of delays to Britain’s new F35B fighters.

Spain to investigate gatecrash claims
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:59:50 GMT

A Spanish gatecrasher who talked his way into the coronation reception of King Felipe VI faces prosecution over claims he made in a TV interview.

Colombia hippo sterilisations begin
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:21:51 GMT

Vets in Colombia begin to sterilise hippos descended from animals shipped to a private zoo which belonged to the infamous drug baron, Pablo Escobar.

Brazil's capoeira gets Unesco status
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:41:25 GMT

Capoeira - a Brazilian martial art form combining dance - has been given a special protected status by Unesco, the UN's cultural arm.

Snow snarls up Thanksgiving getaway
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:29:19 GMT

Harsh weather along the US east coast has disrupted one of the busiest travel days ahead of the country's Thanksgiving holiday.

Sex assault charge for radio host
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:43:39 GMT

Former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation presenter Jian Ghomeshi has been arrested and charged with sexual assault, Toronto police say.

Colombia rebels release two soldiers
published: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:47:42 GMT

Colombia's Farc rebels release two soldiers taken hostage earlier this month, a first step towards resuming peace talks.

Brazil sees fall in Amazon tree loss
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:50:46 GMT

Brazil says deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has dropped by 18% in the past year, but campaigners dispute the figures.

Ghana cocaine bust turns political
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:20:18 GMT

Ghana's opposition calls for a parliamentary probe into allegations that a suspected cocaine trafficker had access to the presidential lounge at the country's main international airport.

Zimbabwe VP leadership bid blocked
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:09:54 GMT

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF blocks Vice-President Joyce Mujuru from retaining a party post, damaging her chances of one day succeeding President Mugabe.

China drafts domestic violence law
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:18:39 GMT

China drafts its first national law against domestic violence, long seen as a private matter in the country.

Kim Dotcom declares he is 'broke'
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:53:01 GMT

The founder of the seized file-sharing site Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, says he is out of funds after spending $10m on a legal battle.

Juncker reveals giant EU jobs plan
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:33:25 GMT

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives details of a €315bn (£250bn; $393bn) investment plan to kick-start Europe's economy.

Germany backs female directors quota
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:10:55 GMT

Top German companies are told to ensure that 30% of supervisory board positions are held by women from 2016 under a law agreed late on Tuesday.

Raqqa air strikes death toll rises
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:38:31 GMT

Almost 100 people are now believed to have died in a series of government air strikes on the Islamic State-held northern city of Raqqa on Tuesday.

Lebanese diva Sabah dies, aged 87
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:18:54 GMT

Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, popularly known as the "Diva of Music" in the Arab world, dies at the age of 87.

Commission to urge Scottish tax power
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:53:04 GMT

The commission on devolving powers to the Scottish Parliament is to recommend full control over income tax rates and bands, the BBC understands.

Embassy protesters condemn shooting
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:24:25 GMT

Hundreds demonstrate outside the US embassy in London in protest at the decision not to prosecute a police officer for killing black teenager Michael Brown in Missouri.

Philippines economy slows sharply
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:21:05 GMT

Growth in the Philippine economy slowed sharply in the third quarter due to weaker growth in all sectors, the government announces.

Europe to vote on Google break-up
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:10:11 GMT

The European Parliament will later vote on whether Google's search business should be separated from its other services.

Candy Crush maker chairman resigns
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:13:09 GMT

The chairman of King Digital, the maker of the popular mobile game Candy Crush, Melvyn Morris, has resigned and is taking a break from the UK firm.

Ludogorets Razgrad 2-2 Liverpool
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:13:46 GMT

Liverpool are a win away from reaching the Champions League last 16, despite conceding a late equaliser at Ludogorets.

Arsenal 2-0 Borussia Dortmund
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:11:30 GMT

Yaya Sanogo scores his first Arsenal goal as they beat Borussia Dortmund to reach the Champions League knockout stage.

England beaten despite Moeen century
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:05:23 GMT

Moeen Ali makes his maiden century but England lose to Sri Lanka by 25 runs in the opening one-day international in Colombo.

Birdman set to soar at Spirit Awards
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:45:04 GMT

Showbusiness satire Birdman leads the flock at this year's Spirit Awards after being nominated for six prizes, including best film.

Art school blaze caused by foam can
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:01:37 GMT

Fire service report says the Glasgow School of Art blaze was caused by gases from a foam canister coming into contact with a projector.

Shakespeare Folio found in France
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:15:44 GMT

A rare Shakespeare First Folio, regarded as the most important book in English literature, is discovered in a small French town.

VIDEO: Football club pay for woman's home
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:39:07 GMT

Rayo Vallecano football club in Spain say they will help an evicted woman get a new home.

VIDEO: The new wave of Israeli filmmakers
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:14:41 GMT

Israeli directors are creating everything from westerns to cannibalistic fantasies as Talking Movies' Tom Brook has been finding out.

VIDEO: 'I found rare Shakespeare Folio'
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:41:24 GMT

Librarian and Medieval literature expert Rmy Cordonnier tells the BBC about the moment he discovered a rare and valuable William Shakespeare First Folio.

VIDEO: Sabah, Lebanese singing legend, dies
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:03:01 GMT

Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, one of the Arab world's best-known entertainers, has died aged 87.

VIDEO: Can drones get water to stranded Joe?
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:00:18 GMT

In an annual challenge, teams attempt to deliver water using drones to a remote part of the Australian Outback.

VIDEO: What does Ukraine's future hold?
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:29:05 GMT

One year since popular protests began in Ukraine, a new government prepares to take office, amid calls for reform.

VIDEO: A new face for Africa's men
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:20:44 GMT

The male grooming and beauty industry is booming in South Africa, with products now targeting a new audience - black men, as the BBC's Milton Nkosi reports.

VIDEO: Mobile showers for the homeless
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:29 GMT

A new initiative in San Francisco offers the city's homeless population mobile showers and toilets in a converted bus.

Tracing the Ebola outbreak
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:32:42 GMT

Tracking first Ebola victim and and how virus spread

Drama in Vienna as Iran nuclear talks go down to the wire
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:21:23 GMT

Journalists watch as nuclear talks go to the wire

Why has tribute to President Xi's marriage gone viral?
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:16:17 GMT

Why has tribute to President Xi's marriage gone viral?

Russian oil industry facing deep freeze
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:56:29 GMT

Oil production in Russia is hard and getting harder

Anxious times for Turkey's last Christians
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:30:51 GMT

Anxious times for Turkey's Christians as Pope visits

VIDEO: What is Opec? In 60 seconds
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:21:42 GMT

The challenges facing oil exporters as prices slump - in 60 seconds

Left to the mercy of the Taliban
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:10:39 GMT

The Afghan interpreters left by the US to the mercy of the Taliban

Can Barbie conquer China?
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:22:52 GMT

Can the doll make it in China at the second attempt?

Did prosecutors focus unduly on marijuana?
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:39:51 GMT

Why did Michael Brown prosecutors focus on marijuana?

VIDEO: Understanding America's 'ugliest accent'
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:12:31 GMT

Which US state do Americans love to bash?

Vultures could hold key to deadly bacteria
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:26:41 GMT

Vultures could help beat dangerous bacteria


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The Wall Street Journal: China says West is hampering anticorruption efforts
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:50:16 GMT

A Chinese diplomat says the lack of an extradition treaty with the U.S. and the prejudices of some Western officials are hampering China’s efforts to retrieve fugitives involved in corruption cases and their assets.

Capitol Report: Will Republicans bar Obama from State of the Union address?
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:16:14 GMT

As Republicans consider ways to register their opposition to President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration enforcement, one unprecedented option is making the rounds: blocking the State of the Union address.

The Wall Street Journal: Hong Kong protest site in Mong Kok cleared
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:07:43 GMT

Police clear the most volatile protest site in Hong Kong and arrest several student protest leaders in an aggressive 24-hour operation that marks a new phase in the two-month-long occupation.

The Wall Street Journal: EPA proposes stricter ozone air-pollution standard
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:15:41 GMT

The Obama administration is preparing for the release of a series of energy regulations over the coming weeks in advance of a Republican-controlled Congress next year that will prompt pushback from industries and lawmakers, testing President Barack Obama’s commitment to his environmental agenda.

The Wall Street Journal: Samsung to buy back $2 billion worth of shares
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:57:05 GMT

Samsung Electronics plans to repurchase $2 billion worth of its shares, its first buyback in seven years, as it deploys a part of its hefty cash reserve to shore up its flagging share price.

Market Extra: When do the stock markets close this week?
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:01:17 GMT

U.S. stock markets are closed on Thanksgiving. But the market has another reason to be thankful on Friday: An early close.

Slide Show: A brief, wondrous history of OPEC landmark events
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:02:07 GMT

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries meet Thursday in one of the cartel’s most closely-watched meetings in years. Here’s a look back at other momentous events in OPEC’s history.

Capitol Report: New-home prices sprint ahead of the rest of the market
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:37:06 GMT

Prices for new homes sprinted higher last month, with the median hitting a record high, far outpacing prices for used homes.

NewsWatch: Black Friday, Cyber Monday sales data mislead investors
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:00:07 GMT

The holiday-shopping season tells us nothing about the economy, writes Mark Hulbert.

Slide Show: Here’s 7 topics not to broach during Thanksgiving dinner
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:51:04 GMT

Consider yourself forewarned. If you wanna have an argument-free Thanksgiving meal, don’t try to debate the importance of Taylor Swift in the music biz or the merits of allegations being leveled against comedian Bill Cosby.

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Wildcats beat Aztecs 61-59 for Maui title
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:54:52 -0500

Arizona forward Brandon Ashley (21) post up against San Diego State forward J.J. O'Brien, left, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Stanley Johnson had 18 points and nine rebounds, helping No. 3 Arizona gut out a 61-59 victory over No. 15 San Diego State for its second Maui Invitational Wednesday night.


Malaysia to retain and prop up Sedition Act, says PM
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:54:28 -0500

Malaysia's PM Najib Razak speaks to Reuters during the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum in DubaiKUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Thursday bolstered a law protecting the sanctity of Islam and the country's traditional rulers, the sultans, in an about-turn to scrap a law banning criticism of the government. Najib pledged in 2012 to repeal the Sedition Act - a relic of the British colonial era intended to keep a tight lid on racial tensions and social unrest in the multi-ethnic country - as part of a raft of liberal reforms to promote openness. Rights groups and lawyers have criticized the Sedition Act, saying it inhibits freedom of speech. ...


Thai election pushed back to 2016: deputy PM
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:37:34 -0500

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha reads out his government's policy at the Parliament in BangkokBANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai general election planned for next year will be delayed until 2016, a deputy prime minister said on Thursday, pushing back the promised return to democracy. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a military coup in May, had previously hinted at a delay to polls promised for late 2015. Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, who is also defense minister, said elections will take place in 2016, citing groups opposed to the junta, or National Council for Peace and Order, as it is formally known, as one reason for the delay. ...


Asian shares meander as China data disappoints
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:36:03 -0500

A man cycles past an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. sian shares were mostly higher Thursday on hopes for more stimulus in China. Japan's Nikkei 225 dropped 0.3 percent to 17,333.52. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares meandered Thursday as data showed a drop in Chinese industrial profits, but expectations for further stimulus moves from China and Europe helped to limit losses.


Ferguson residents clean up, hope for calm night
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:23:39 -0500

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared away debris Wednesday as Ferguson sought a tentative return to normal after two nights of unrest over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.

Ex-CBC host charged with sexual assault in Canada
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:17:07 -0500

Jian Ghomeshi leaves court after being granted bail in Toronto on Wednesday, Nov.26, 2014. Ghomeshi, a prominent former Canadian Broadcast Corp. radio host, was charged with four counts of sexual assault. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)TORONTO (AP) — Former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host Jian Ghomesi must live with his mother while sexual assault charges against him are heard in a case that has rocked the country's vaunted public broadcaster.


Celebrities call for 'Black Friday' boycott
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:07:26 -0500

Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons speaks during an event at Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York, on October 27, 2009US celebrities called for a boycott to take place Friday -- one of the busiest US shopping days -- to protest a grand jury's decision not to prosecute a police officer who fatally shot a black teen. A number of well-known figures, among them hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, have signed onto the action, under the Twitter hashtags #NotOneDime and #BlackoutBlackFriday. Also backing the campaign was TV star Jesse Williams, while journalist Soledad O'Brien retweeted a message with the hashtag #NotOneDime. So let's talk to 'em," Williams tweeted, along with a link to a video compilation of police brutality.


Today in History
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:32 -0500

Today is Thursday, Nov. 27, the 331st day of 2014. There are 34 days left in the year. This is Thanksgiving Day.

Passions still inflamed but Ferguson starts to calm
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:59:46 -0500

A protester waves a flag during a demonstration outside the police station in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 26, 2014The streets of Ferguson were decidedly calmer on Wednesday after two days of nationwide protests against the decision not to prosecute a white policeman who shot dead an unarmed black teenager. Just a few dozen protesters and clergy braved rain and light snow to protest outside the police department in the St Louis suburb, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed on August 9. A Missouri grand jury decided Monday not to prosecute Officer Darren Wilson, who fired the fatal shots -- a move that inspired coast-to-coast anger in the United States as well as a rally across the Atlantic in London. After they were rebuffed, extra police and a National Guard Humvee were drafted to protect the building.


Callahan nets 2 goals, Lightning beat Rangers 4-3
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:57:00 -0500

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan (24) celebrates after scoring past New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), of Sweden, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Callahan downplayed stealing the spotlight in Martin St. Louis' homecoming.


US automakers aim for luxury market in China
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:51:58 -0500

A luxury Cadillac from US auto giant General Motors, seen on display at a ceremony in the Forbidden City, Beijing, on June 7, 2004China is the new El Dorado for US automakers looking to develop sales of their luxury brands, which globally are lagging behind German and Japanese competitors. General Motors, the largest US automaker, already sells more cars in China each month than it does in its home market and expects that to continue. "Our joint ventures in China are working to boost production capacity by 30 percent to more than five million units annually by 2015," GM executive Mary Barra told the firm's annual shareholders meeting. GM launched a Chinese-produced luxury sedan, the XTS, last year and is steadily adding more vehicles to its Cadillac range.


South Asian leaders don't sign expected agreements
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:45:50 -0500

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif looks at his watch during the 18th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit, the first since 2011, is meant as a forum to discuss regional issues, but is usually dominated by the rivalry between Pakistan and India. (AP Photo/Narendra Shrestha, Pool)KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — South Asian leaders flew to a mountain resort near Nepal's capital Thursday for a last effort to reach agreements on roads, railways and energy, and for a much-anticipated meeting between Pakistan and Indian leaders.


Holiday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:36:22 -0500

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, a sign advertising the price of gas towers over Interstate 80 in Omaha, Neb. The cheapest gas in half a decade is expected to entice more Americans to pile into cars, trucks and vans for their Thanksgiving journeys. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast.


Suit says Goldman Sachs, others rigged metals prices
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:28:57 -0500

Banks Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Standard Bank and a unit of chemical producer BASF conspired to manipulate platinum and palladium prices, a US lawsuit saysBanks Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Standard Bank and a unit of chemical producer BASF conspired to manipulate platinum and palladium prices, according to a US lawsuit filed this week. The class-action suit, filed Tuesday in New York, said the four defendants shared nonpublic information about client purchases and sale orders to manipulate prices for their benefit and to the detriment of plaintiffs. The plaintiff, Modern Settings, a US maker of jewelry and other metal products, alleges it lost value on "tens of thousands of transactions" due to the conspiracy, the complaint said. The four defendants participated in twice-daily "fixings" teleconference calls to set prices for the physical metals markets in a process set up by the London Platinum and Palladium Market in 1987.


LeBron scores 29, powers Cavaliers over Wizards
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:21:45 -0500

Dion Waiters (L) of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates with teammate LeBron James during the second half against the Washington Wizards, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on November 26, 2014LeBron James produced game highs of 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists to spark the Cleveland Cavaliers over Washington 113-87, avenging a loss to the Wizards five days earlier. James, a four-time NBA Most Valuable Player who rejoined Cleveland this season after four years at Miami, has struggled to pull the team's talent together after only one month of the NBA season. Kevin Love on Wednesday added 21 points and australian guard Kyrie Irving contributed 18 points for the Cavaliers, who also had 15 points off the bench from guard Dion Waiters.


Hong Kong police arrest protesters, 7 officers
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:58:14 -0500

Protesters cry as the police officers try to stop them blocking the road in Mong Kok district of Hong Kong Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014. Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a 2-month-old movement seeking free elections in the former British colony. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested 11 more people in a second night of scuffles with demonstrators angry at having their 2-month-old pro-democracy protest camp in a volatile neighborhood shut down, officials said Thursday.


Gilbert, Chattanooga stun No. 4 Lady Vols 67-63
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:42:18 -0500

Chattanooga players celebrate after defeating Tennessee 67-63 in an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Chattanooga, Tenn. (AP Photo/Billy Weeks)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Chattanooga's Jim Foster — a Hall of Fame coach and wine aficionado — watched his team deliver a vintage performance on the eve of Thanksgiving.


Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:40:48 -0500

A protester is arrested outside of the St. Louis city hall Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in St. Louis. Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more state militia into Ferguson on Tuesday, after a night of protests and rioting over a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a case that has inflamed racial tensions in the U.S. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all.


Asian shares mostly higher on China stimulus hopes
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:34:24 -0500

Traders Richard Scardino, left, and Michael Smyth work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Stock indexes are holding near record levels as traders digest some mixed news on the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Thursday on hopes for more stimulus in China. Hong Kong's market was steady after the arrests of dozens of pro-democracy protesters as police acted on court orders to clear barricades from major streets.


Pakistan under pressure to save trade agenda at South Asia summit
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:12:35 -0500

Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif reacts as he attends the opening session of 18th SAARC summit in KathmanduBy Frank Jack Daniel NEW DELHI (Reuters) - South Asian leaders will pile pressure on Pakistan on Thursday to salvage a summit in Nepal by agreeing to electricity sharing and the free movement of vehicles across borders, measures aimed at boosting trade among nearly a quarter of the world's people. ...


Ebola vaccine promising in first human trials: NIH
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:44:35 -0500

A doctor holds a seringe containing the Ebola vaccine called ChAd3, developed by GlaxoSmithKine, on November 4, 2014 at the CHUV hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland, where trials are also being heldResearchers say they're a step closer to developing an Ebola vaccine, with a Phase 1 trial showing promising results, but it will be months at the earliest before it can be used in the field. The news comes amid the worst ever outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever, which has killed nearly 5,700 people, mostly in West Africa. In the first phase of testing, all 20 healthy adults injected with a higher or lower dose of the vaccine developed antibodies needed to fight Ebola, said the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which conducted the study. "The unprecedented scale of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has intensified efforts to develop safe and effective vaccines," said Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is developing the vaccine alongside GlaxoSmithKline.


U.S. regulator orders national Takata driver-side air bag recall
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:25:11 -0500

Takata airbag official Shimizu waits to testify on defective airbags at Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committee hearing in WashingtonBy Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Wednesday ordered Japanese air bag supplier Takata Corp to expand its regional recall of driver-side air bags to cover the entire United States. NHTSA gave Takata until Tuesday to declare that its air bag inflators are defective and issue a recall. If it does not, NHTSA could begin steps to fine the Japanese firm up to $7,000 per vehicle, as well as forcing a recall. The regulator is limited and cannot fine a company more than $35 million. The U.S. ...


Exclusive - Japan eyes military aid to spur defense exports, build security ties: sources
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:19:02 -0500

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends a news conference at his official residence in TokyoBy Tim Kelly and Nobuhiro Kubo TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is considering creating a government-backed financing arm for weapons exports, a move that would accelerate Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's shift away from the country's pacifist past and strengthen Tokyo's regional security ties as China's military power grows. As a first step, the government plans to convene an advisory panel to consider specific proposals to create a way to finance military sales by Japanese firms and fund defense industry cooperation abroad, four people involved told Reuters. ...


Spurs' Popovich undergoes medical procedure
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:00:56 -0500

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Spurs coach Gregg Popovich will miss Wednesday night's game against the Indiana Pacers after undergoing what the team is calling a minor medical procedure.

Bulgaria charges radical imam with supporting Islamic State
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:52:27 -0500

Ahmed Mussa sits inside a court as 12 Bulgarian men, most of them Muslim prayer leaders, and one woman are charged for preaching radical Islam, in PazardzhikBy Angel Krasimirov SOFIA (Reuters) - A Bulgarian imam and six others detained during a special operation by security forces earlier this week have been charged with supporting the ultra-radical militant group Islamic State, Bulgarian prosecutors said on Wednesday. Charges against Muslim prayer leader Ahmed Mussa, five men and one woman include propagating an anti-democratic ideology and incitement to war, both verbally and with videos and images, Deputy Chief Prosecutor Borislav Sarafov said. ...


Immigrants Social Security eligible in Obama plan
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:47:15 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many immigrants in the United States illegally who apply for work permits under President Barack Obama's new executive actions would be eligible for Social Security and Medicare benefits upon reaching retirement age, according to the White House.

Ebola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:37:31 -0500

FILE - This handout file photo taken Sept. 2, 2014, provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows a 39-year-old woman, the first participant enrolled in VRC 207, receiving a dose of the investigational NIAID/GSK Ebola vaccine at the National Institute of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md. The experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday. The vaccine is designed to spur the immune system’s production of anti-Ebola antibodies, and people developed them within four weeks of getting the shots at the National Institutes of Health. Half of the test group received a higher-dose shot, and those people produced more antibodies, said the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. (AP Photo/NIAID, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday.


East Coast storm hampers Thanksgiving travel
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:20:40 -0500

Cars make their way through the Washington bridge in New YorkBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blast of rain and snow along the East Coast snarled traffic and disrupted flights for millions of Americans at the start of the long Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally the busiest time of the year for U.S. travel. The nor'easter that formed over the Gulf of Mexico brought rain to cities including New York and Boston. Higher elevations in New England will see about a foot of snow, National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Orrison said on Wednesday. "Either way, travel is not going to be in a good state," Orrison said. ...


Humane Society offers reward in Alaska dog hanging
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:04:27 -0500

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward for information about the death of a dog in Alaska that was found hanging from a tree with its throat slashed, the organization said Wednesday.

Special Report: How China's shadowy agency is working to absorb Taiwan
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:57:58 -0500

Pro-China activist Chang An-le answers a question during an interview with Reuters in TaipeiBy Yimou Lee and Faith Hung TAIPEI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Ever since a civil war split the two sides more than 60 years ago, China has viewed Taiwan as a renegade province that needs to be absorbed into the mainland. To that end, the legion of Taiwanese businessmen working in China is a beachhead. They were there to toast the new head of a local Taiwan merchants’ association. An honored guest, senior Communist Party official Li Jiafan, stood to deliver congratulations and a message.


US police shot black boy after seconds on scene
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:55:27 -0500

This video grab from a surveillance video released by the Cleveland Police Department on November 26, 2014 shows Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy, who was shot by a Cleveland police officer last Saturday at a recreation centerUS police officers shot dead a 12-year-old black boy carrying a replica gun within seconds of their patrol car arriving on the scene, a surveillance video released Wednesday showed. Tamir Rice died in hospital in the US city of Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday when two police officers, responding to a 911 emergency call, confronted him in a city park. A patrol car pulls up and an officer emerges from passenger side of the vehicle with his gun drawn, immediately shooting Rice as he walks toward the car. "Three commands were given to put up his hands," deputy police chief Edward Tomba told reporters.


Homeless man beaten to death in San Francisco
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:55:07 -0500

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say they are looking for a group of "cowards" who beat a homeless man to death as he slept in an alley in downtown San Francisco.

Mandolinist Thile to guest host 'Prairie Home'
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:39:11 -0500

FILE - In this April 29, 2014 Garrison Keillor pauses in his St. Paul, Minn., office. Host Garrison Keillor plans to stay home and listen to “A Prairie Home Companion” on the radio for a couple of shows this winter. Keillor plans to stay home and listen to "A Prairie Home Companion" on the radio for a couple of shows this winter. Mandolinist Chris Thile of the band Nickel Creek will be the guest host for shows Feb. 7 and 14, 2015 from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul. It's only the second time in the show's 40-year history that it's had a guest host. Singer and fiddler Sara Watkins, Thile's bandmate in Nickel Creek, hosted in 2011. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Host Garrison Keillor plans to stay home and listen to "A Prairie Home Companion" on the radio for a couple of shows this winter.


Cosby testimony describes accuser's spiked story
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:35:10 -0500

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2014 file photo, entertainer Bill Cosby gestures during an interview about the upcoming exhibit, "Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, " at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, in Washington. Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave a tabloid an exclusive about sex-assault allegations made by a Canadian woman against him so it would spike a second accuser's story. The Associated Press on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, obtained excerpts from Cosby's 2005 deposition from federal court files unsealed in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story.


Video: Cop shot boy seconds after encountering him
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:34:36 -0500

This still image taken from a surveillance video played at a news conference held by Cleveland Police, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, shows Cleveland police officers arriving at Cudell Park on a report of a man with a gun. Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, after he reportedly pulled a replica gun at the city park. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)CLEVELAND (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun fired within 1½ to 2 seconds of pulling up in his cruiser, police said Wednesday. During those few moments, he ordered the youngster three times to put up his hands, they said.


Canadian celebrity radio host charged with sexual assault
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:18:47 -0500

Canadian celebrity radio host Jian Ghomeshi leaves court after getting bail on multiple counts of sexual assault in TorontoBy Andrea Hopkins TORONTO (Reuters) - A celebrity radio host at the heart of one of Canada's biggest sex scandals was charged with sexual assault on Wednesday in a case that has grabbed headlines. Jian Ghomeshi, 47, former host of the internationally syndicated music and arts program Q on Canadian Broadcasting Corp radio, appeared in court to answer four counts of sexual assault and one of choking. His lawyer said Ghomeshi would plead not guilty to the charges. ...


Honda recalled cars with Takata air bags in 2002: documents
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:18:29 -0500

DETROIT (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co recalled a small number of cars equipped with Takata Corp air bags in March 2002, two years before the first known injury that Honda and Takata have linked to a defective air bag inflator, Reuters has learned.

Takata shares plunge after U.S. orders expanded recall
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:18:18 -0500

TOKYO (Reuters) - Shares of Takata Corp fell as much as 6.8 percent on Thursday morning after U.S. auto safety regulators ordered it to expand its regional recall of driver-side air bags to cover the entire United States.

Congress can block use of fees for immigration overhaul: memo
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:11:36 -0500

United States Senator Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference in MobileWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress can block President Barack Obama from using federal immigration fees to issue permits for millions of undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States, according to a congressional research memo released on Wednesday. The memo from the non-partisan Congressional Research Service to Republican Senator Jeff Sessions could provide a boost to him and other conservatives who are pushing for a December budget confrontation with Obama to try to stop his executive order overhauling the U.S. immigration system. ...


AP source: Tomas in process of deal with Arizona
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:05:08 -0500

FILE - In this March 9, 2013, file photo, Cuba's Yasmany Tomas hits a three-run home run off Taiwan pitcher Yang Yao-hsun in the fourth inning of their World Baseball Classic second-round game in Tokyo. A person familiar with the negotiations says Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, because the deal had not yet been completed. The person said several additional steps were necessary but the agreement was likely to be finalized in the next few days. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is in the process of agreeing to a $68.5 million, six-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.



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Los Angeles Police Arrest Ferguson Protesters
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:56:43 GMT

Crowds marched in Los Angeles again Wednesday after a a grand jury declined to indict a white cop in the death of a black teen in Missouri.






Holiday Havoc: Storm Ices Roads and Cancels 650 Flights
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:52:48 GMT

Rain, snow and fog are frustrating the journey for millions of holiday travelers up and down the East Coast.






These Parade Performers Are Ready For Their Close-Up
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:06:06 GMT

Thousands of band members, cheerleaders and dancers -- most of them students - descend on New York City for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.

Thieves Ram Car Into Store in Smash-and-Grab
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:00:19 GMT

The thieves who plowed a vehicle into a store in Chicago's West Garfield Park neighborhood made off with jeans and shoes.






Cop Who Killed 12-Year-Old Acted 'Quickly,' Family Says
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:51:01 GMT

The family of a 12-year-old who was fatally shot by police in Cleveland while carrying a pellet gun said police "reacted quickly" in the encounter.






Kansas Foster Dad Pleads Guilty in Hot-Car Death
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:58:14 GMT

Seth Jackson could get between 31 and 136 months in prison when be sentenced January 30 for the death of his 10-month-old foster child.






Canadian Radio Celebrity Charged With Sex Assault
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:29:56 GMT

Ghomeshi, an ex-CBC radio host, was arrested Wednesday on four counts of sexual assault. Women had come forward claiming he abused them during sex.






First Human Ebola Vaccine Trial Shows It Seems to Work
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:02:17 GMT

The first test of an Ebola vaccine in people shows it's safe and appears to be working as designed, doctors reported Wednesday.






Howls of Protest: Feds Yank Wolf-Kill Derby Permit
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:01:22 GMT

The group behind an annual wolf- and coyote-shooting derby in Idaho vowed the hunt would continue next year, on land that doesn't require a permit.

Man Caught With Guns and Crossbows at JFK Airport
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:38:07 GMT

One man was caught a stun gun, handcuffs, and crossbows, while a 94-year-old man was caught with a .38 caliber handgun.






94-Year-Old Caught With Guns and Crossbows at JFK Airport
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:38:07 GMT

A 94-year-old man was caught at New York's JFK airport with a cache of weapons in his checked bags that included a stun gun, handcuffs, and crossbows.






Donors Give $200K to Bakery Trashed in Ferguson Unrest
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:37:20 GMT

The bakery Natalie DuBose scrimped and saved to open was trashed in violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, this week.

Donors Give $130K to Bakery Trashed in Ferguson Unrest
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:37:20 GMT

The bakery Natalie DuBose scrimped and saved to open was trashed in violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, this week.






Texas Police Officer Kills Suspect After Chase
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:22:00 GMT

Investigators said the deadly shooting in Lewisville happened as police chased a car theft suspect who was armed with a shotgun.






Say Cheese! Obama Pardons Turkey From 'Delicious Fate'
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:19:18 GMT

Bagawk! These turkeys won't be anyone's dinner tomorrow, and for that, Mac & Cheese are very thankful.






Fetch! Dogs May Understand More Than You Think
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:47:35 GMT

Ever wonder just how much your dog really understands when you talk to him?






Video Shows Cleveland Cop Shoot 12-Year-Old in Seconds
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:47:33 GMT

The surveillance tape shows the boy waving around a pellet gun, then getting shot seconds after cops roll up.






Space Surprise! DNA Survives Trip on a Rocket's Surface
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:40:19 GMT

A rocket experiment suggests that DNA may be able to survive a ride through outer space — and remain functional after the trip.

Shopping for Holiday Savings? Try These Four Apps
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:31:38 GMT

If you're trying to save some cash while holiday shopping, the best tool can be a smartphone packed with the right apps.

Should Every Cop in America Wear a Body Camera?
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:30:42 GMT

Lawmakers have argued the benefits of cops wearing body cameras in the wake of Michael Brown's death, but the practice also has obstacles.


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Messy mix of snow, rain on the menu for Thanksgiving travelers - CNN
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Australian cricketer Phil Hughes dies after 'freak accident' - CNN
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Australian cricketer Phil Hughes dies after 'freak accident'
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(CNN) -- Australia cricket international Phil Hughes has died after being hit in the head by a ball on Tuesday. The 25 year old, who had been hoping to regain his place in the team for next week's Test match against India, passed away on Thursday after failing ...
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With a far-reaching plan to cut smog unveiled yesterday, President Barack Obama moved closer to solidifying an environmental framework that's likely to impact the U.S. economy and Americans' health for decades to come. Rules the Environmental ...
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Thanksgiving: A Favorite US Holiday - Thephilanews
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Thanksgiving: A Favorite US Holiday
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Thanksgiving in the United States is a time to gather with family and friends, share a traditional meal and express gratitude for the good things in life. It can also be a time of service to others in the community. Celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, ...

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Experimental Ebola vaccine proves successful in human trial - CBS News
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The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa shows little sign of slowing down, which is why scientists worldwide are racing to develop a vaccine to end the growing public health crisis. On Wednesday, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, ...
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A boy carrying a pellet gun that looked like a real firearm was ordered three times to show his hands before he was fatally shot by an officer, Cleveland police said as they released surveillance video of the confrontation. (Nov. 26). A boy carrying a pellet gun ...
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Black Friday: Boxing day sales come early? - BBC News
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Black Friday: Boxing day sales come early?
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Giving thanks for the Thanksgiving meal in a box

On the eve of Thanksgiving, one woman learns to never scoff at a prepared turkey dinner when the other option is stale jello.

Scientists take step toward revolutionary coolant ... using outer space?

Stanford researchers have made strides toward developing a new cooling system that draws excess heat out of earthly structures and radiates it into outer space.

Is Schumer right? A top Democrat calls early focus on Obamacare a mistake

Sen. Chuck Schumer says that his party 'blew the opportunity' – and, later, lost the Senate – when they focused on health-care reform, instead of jobs and helping the middle class.

Turkey wars in Washington: Obama pardons, Boehner brines (+videos)

President Obama invokes executive action to pardon – or grant 'amnesty' – to gobbler 'Cheese,' while the speaker of the GOP-controlled House publishes the family recipe to brine and roast his. 

Why US is mum on special ops raid that rescued hostages in Yemen

Eight hostages were brought to safety Tuesday after an intense firefight at the cave in remote eastern Yemen where the hostages were being held by Al Qaeda.

Video of Cleveland police shooting 12-year-old boy released

Cleveland police say Tamir Rice was told to raise his hands three times, then reached into his waistband for what appeared to be a firearm. Police say the video is being released as the boy's family wished.

Can your dog understand what you're saying?

Researchers at the University of Sussex found that the brains of dogs seem to discern between the emotional and verbal components of human speech.

Heavy snow, sleet, rain muck up Thanksgiving travel: Where will it be worst? (+video)

The busiest travel day of the year is turning out to be even more harried than usual for Northeast and mid-Atlantic travelers, as a winter storm bears down on the East Coast.

Parental pain in public: School shaves boys head without parents' consent

Is there a proper way for a parent to respond publicly when their child is involved and emotions take over?

Protested and provoked, police show restraint in Ferguson (+video)

Police and local activist groups worked together to try to prevent a heavy-handed police response to fresh Ferguson protests. The efforts appear to be paying off.

Ferguson protesters vow to #BoycottBlackFriday: Effective or not? (+video)

A national boycott of Black Friday shopping in protest of the Ferguson grand jury decision is taking off on social media, with boycott supporters tweeting #BoycottBlackFriday#BrownFriday, and #HandsUpDontSpend. But some say #BuyBlack is a better approach.

Is Chuck Schumer's vision for America realistic?

Sen. Charles Schumer is urging Democrats to embrace government as the solution to middle class decline, cronyism, and the destructive forces of technology and globalization. However, polls show that voters' trust of government is at a historic low.

Smog check: EPA proposes tougher regs for ground-level ozone pollution (+video)

Environmental and health advocates welcome a lower level for ozone found in smog. Industry officials say it would mean 'enormous costs' for the US economy and consumers.

Michle Flournoy out of running to be Defense secretary: Top prospects now (+video)

Michle Flournoy, who could have been the first female Defense secretary, reportedly cited family concerns in bowing out of consideration for the post. Among the names now circulating is Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

New 'clay' could help remold possibilities for renewable energy

Researchers have produced a clay-like substance with triple the electrical capacity of its predecessor, an advance that could affect renewable energy storage.

White House turkey pardon: Did John F. Kennedy start the tradition? (+video)

Kennedy didn't actually pardon the turkey, he merely extended its life, producing some great photo ops. It was George H. W. Bush who first offered an actual pardon.

Jurassic World movie trailer: Scientifically, it's a turkey (+video)

What do Jurassic World and Thanksgiving have in common? The challenging science of dinosaur (and turkey) domestication.

Mitt Romney leads new poll. Three things that tells us. (+video)

No, Mitt Romney is not running. He remembers what running for president (and losing) is like. Still, his strong finishes in presidential polls raise questions about Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton. 

Sweet potato pie

This Southern classic stands in nicely for traditional Thanksgiving pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin praline bread pudding

Don't love pumpkin pie? Go for gold with this caramel drenched pumpkin praline bread pudding.

How a 7-year-old girl's trip to Tesco helped 'Let Toys Be Toys'

Maggie Cole spotted a sign in Tesco: "Fun gifts for boys." She questioned the gender biased marketing. Her mom posted the photo on Facebook and tweeted it. Tesco has promised to remove the signs. 

Tired of traditional Thanksgiving? Consider the turkey burger.

Thanksgiving week is turkey burgers’ equivalent of birthdays: It’s when they get to be the center of attention and appreciated for a few days before they go back to being ignored. Read on for four turkey burgers worth checking out at restaurants around the country. 

Why Ferguson protests might not have staying power

Ferguson activists protesting the police killing of Michael Brown and the lack of a trial have passion and purpose. But they lack cohesiveness, structure, and political ambition.

Taiwan election: Wild, wooly, and partly a referendum on China (+video)

The Taipei mayor's race is the most watched, but there are 10,000 offices to fill on Nov. 29. The races are marked by mud-slinging and new debates over Chinese nationalism and Taiwanese identity. 

Cumin roasted delicata squash

A side dish for the holiday, and a poem to help keep anxiety from being front-and-center for the holidays.

Attack in Pakistan underscores ongoing threat to polio workers (+video)

Gunmen killed four health workers and wounded three in Quetta. Polio cases are at a 15-year high in Pakistan, where suspicion of vaccination programs has run high. 

Will nor'easter blow Thanksgiving travel plans?

Hours before snow was forecast to begin Wednesday, more than 200 flights were canceled at airports in the northeast as Thanksgiving travelers scrambled to change their plans.

Iran nuclear talks: How Khamenei got Iranians to read from same page (+video)

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, has resumed his harsh rhetoric after negotiators in Vienna extended the deadline for nuclear talks. But his actions suggest he is preparing Iranians for a deal.

Black Friday: Big day for gun sales and background checks

On Black Friday, guns sales surge and there are two criminal background checks per second on potential gun buyers, testing the limits of the US National Instant Criminal Background Check System. But 512 gun sales a day go through without a background check.

Can Republicans roll back Obama's executive order? It's hard but not impossible

There is nothing hindering Republicans from pursuing a response to Obama’s executive order. But they need non-filibusterable, must-pass legislation as leverage to force the president to accept their terms.

China pushes more people to say: 'See you in court'

The Central Committee focused its annual plenary meeting last month on promoting 'socialist rule of law' among Chinese. In one village, a lawyer who is part of the government's push helped resolved a dispute over a fish pond.

Will Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif meet at Asia summit?

A possible meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, threatened to overshadow the other proceedings at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit in Katmandu, Nepal. 

Do you know what was taken out of the Bible?

Writer Joel Hoffman of 'The Bible's Cutting Room Floor' discusses the editing that was done by the humans who compiled the Old and New Testaments.

Hong Kong protesters, police face off as key leaders arrested

On the second day of a police operation to clear one of three Hong Kong protest zones, key student leaders were arrested while a handful of protesters faced off briefly against dozens of officers. 

95 dead, as Syrian forces target Islamic State stronghold in Raqqa

Human rights officials have raised the death toll in Raqqa, Syria to 95, including 52 civilians, as Syrian government forces carry out one of the deadliest attacks on the Islamic State stronghold in the past three years. 

Robert Griffin III benched: Time for Redskins to panic?

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has been benched for this weekend's game. His poor play deserved it, but he's probably still the most promising long-term option for a team that has badly mismanaged the situation.

Can OPEC but the brakes on falling oil prices?

A coordinated cut in oil output by OPEC members could stop and possibly reverse what has been a 32 percent decline in oil prices over five months. But many analysts think OPEC won't agree to a cut, which could send oil prices falling further.

Windows 10 preview asks: Are you fast track or slow track?

The Windows 10 Technical Preview has hit its third milestone release, with bug fixes and new features rolling out for "fast track" and "slow track" testers. Windows 10 will feature a work-friendly version of the Windows Store, and will fix a long-standing quirk in the operating system version number.

Cleveland police to release video of 12-year old shot with toy gun

Cleveland police say they will release the audio and video of Tamir Rice, who was shot Saturday by an officer responding to a call about someone with a gun near a playground.

'Fully Alive' is Timothy Shriver's story of the Kennedy family's relationship to the Special Olympics

JFK nephew Timothy Shriver tells the inspiring story of how the Special Olympics came to be, and some of the ways in which the organization has changed the world for the better.


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NSF goes cloudy with US$16 million super funding
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:29:05 GMT

Facilities to come online in 2016

The fatter-than-fat connections provided by America's ESNet to its research community are about to enable a more cloudy supercomputing approach for researchers, with the National Science Foundation has setting aside US$16 million to build new facilities in Indiana and Texas.…

Global Commission on Internet Governance wobbles into IANA debate
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:02:10 GMT

Bland statement and weak paper puts question mark over value of elite group

The Global Commission on Internet Governance (GCIG) has waded into the debate over the critical IANA contract with a formal statement and position paper. Rather than making a splash, however, the result is somewhat of a soggy mess.…

A DRONE OF THEIR OWN: GoPro tabbed for cameracopter launch
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:31:11 GMT

Camera firm will cut the middleman for flying filmmakers

Action camera company GoPro is reportedly planning develop and sell its own line of camera-equipped drones.…

Adobe Reader sandbox popped says Google researcher
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:03:04 GMT

Yet another reason to make sure you've patched promptly and properly

The Acrobat Reader Windows sandbox contains a vulnerability that could allow attackers to break out and gain higher privileges, Google security bod James Forshaw claims.…

Hacker dodges FOUR HUNDRED YEARS in cooler for SCANNING sites
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:26:08 GMT

Junk filled forms and auto-bot Acunetix scams showcases absurd computer crime laws

A US hacker has dodged 440 years in prison for computer crime offences that amount to scanning sites with automatic tools and filling in web forms with junk data.…

Siemens issues emergency SCADA patch
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:01:10 GMT

Remote exploits plugged in WinCC

Got Siemens SCADA? Get patching: the company has issued updates for software using its WinCC application to plug a bunch of remotely-exploitable vulnerabilities.…

Australia to conduct national cyber-security review
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:39:38 GMT

Business and individual security to be tested by panel including Cisco security supremo

Australia will conduct a national “cyber-security review”.…

AWS CloudFront wobbles at worst possible time
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:26:06 GMT

Two-hour outage had global impact

Don't start your Black Friday online shopping spree just yet: Amazon Web Services' CloudFront content delivery network has wobbled over the last few hours and the perennially-loss-making retailer, and customers of its cloud computing services, have reportedly been hard to access.…

Gates Foundation to insist on Open Access science
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:59:06 GMT

All funded research – and data - to be released under Creative Commons, say Bill and Melinda

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has drawn a line in the sand: as of next year, it will only fund research that is released in full, for free, immediately upon publication.…

AT&T to FTC: I'd like to see YOU install 1Gbps fiber across the US. Which we're still doing
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:27:11 GMT

Telco tells regulator to step off after demand for homework

AT&T has told the FCC to mind its own business after the US watchdog started poking around the ISP's threat to halt its fiber broadband rollout.…

Save Thanksgiving! Get your turkey to text you when it's done
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:58:04 GMT

Okay it's $40 but what price emotional turmoil?

It may be a cliché, but the one thing guaranteed to ruin your Thanksgiving dinner, as well as provide one more thing that your family to torture you with for the rest of your life, is a burnt turkey.…

Twitter App Graph exposes smartphone spyware feature
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:58:07 GMT

You don't want everyone to compile app lists from your fondleware? BAD LUCK

App developers around the world are cursing Twitter for spilling the beans: spyware isn't a bug on iOS or Android, it's a feature.…

Forget Hillary, HP's ex CARLY FIORINA 'wants to be next US Prez'
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:32:03 GMT

Former CEO has political ambitions again, according to Washington DC sources

Carly Fiorina – the former HP chief executive who presided over the firm's $24.2bn merger with Compaq – is mulling a run for the US presidency in 2016, Washington insiders claim.…

Tesla confirms Australian launch date
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:13:11 GMT

Will detail showroom, charging plans on December 9

Tesla, which earlier this year started scouting around for charging stations in Australia and has also popped up with displays in at least one Sydney mall, has confirmed December for its official launch.…

Turnbull should spare us all airline-magazine-grade cloud hype
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:16:12 GMT

Box-hugger is not a dirty word, Minister. Box-huggers make the cloud WORK

Australia's Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull on Monday labelled those who oppose use of the public cloud “box-huggers” and suggested such behaviour is bad because it ties organisations to an outmoded and expensive way of doing IT.…

BlackBerry will pay you $$$s to be its friend and dump that iPhone
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:43:57 GMT

Hugs not included

Sales-challenged BlackBerry is hoping to bribe iPhone users away from Apple with a cash offer starting next month.…

NASA 'nauts have a go on Star Trek replicator IN SPAAAAACE (sort of)
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:42:25 GMT

Butch plasticky and the Sun-powered kit

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have tested their new 3D printer – proving they can manufacture small parts while in orbit, somewhat.…

Net neutrality: EU's three-headed beast now at war with itself
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:03:12 GMT

Political bodies nowhere near a final decision

Europe’s telecoms ministers are miles from an agreement with the European Parliament on net neutrality, as differences between the EU's governmental bodies become more apparent.…

Wasn't it all supposed to be so different by now, Meg?
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:34:09 GMT

HP says fiscal '15 will be flat. Fiscal '16? Not prepared to say

Showering partners with love, making changes to the exec line-up, upping R&D and other tweaks made by CEO Meg Whitman were supposed to get HP's business firing on all cylinders, but after year three of the turnaround plan, they've yet to do so.…

Samsung makes investors happy with $1bn share buyback
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:59:09 GMT

Aiming to secure stock price stability after recent falls

Samsung has announced a plan to buy back $2bn worth of its shares, after investors pressured the firm for higher returns.…

UK boffins: We'll have an EMBIGGENED QUANTUM COMPUTER working in 5 YEARS
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:26:13 GMT

Oxford boffins toil away on Q20:20 machine

Oxford boffins have vowed to have the largest quantum computer ever made up and running within five years and help Blighty regain its place at the top of the tech world.…

Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:58:10 GMT

Everyone else in Europe compensates us - why can't you?

Musicians and composers have launched a High Court legal challenge to a change the government has made to UK copyright law. British bureaucrats insisted on introducing a long-overdue private copying exception without compensation - the only European state to do so.…

De-linked a website, Google? Don't bother telling webmaster – EU
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:36:12 GMT

...but do ensure you remove it from Google.com as well

Europe’s data protection watchdogs say there’s no need for Google to notify webmasters when it de-lists a page under the so-called "right to be forgotten" ruling.…

Apple’s $700 BEEELLION market cap makes it more valuable than Switzerland
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:02:13 GMT

Cuckoo clocks and cheese no match for iThings

Apple has achieved a record-breaking market capitalisation of $700bn - making it more valuable than Switzerland.…

Fat upstart Nimble embiggens revenues by 77% in ONE quarter
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:38:06 GMT

Even their losses are levelling off. You listening, NetApp?

Nimble Storage is providing an object lesson in how to grow a startup after IPO, posting a 77 per cent jump in quarterly revenues – with revenue growth outstripping the loss increase rate.…

ASA raps 'F*CK YOU GOOGLE' vlogger + chums over VIDEO LICKFEST
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:20:13 GMT

Paid tongue action nipped by adland watchdog

The Advertising Standards Authority has rapped the knuckles of video bloggers for making it unclear when they’re actually recommending something and when they’ve been paid to hawk it to unsuspecting YouTubers.…

Look out: That data protection watchdog can bite
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:08:08 GMT

Regulation set to get tougher

Despite all the furores, calamities and Snowden-related shenanigans of recent years, the UK’s privacy watchdog remains something of a pussycat, and a lean one at that.…

Megaupload overlord Kim Dotcom: The US HAS RADICALISED ME!
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:44:08 GMT

Now my lawyers have bailed 'cos I'm 'OFFICIALLY' BROKE

Vid Megaupload founder, wannabe politician and wanted man Kim Dotcom has spent all of his money trying to avoid extradition to the US to face online piracy charges.…

Speaking in Tech: Is OpenStack really letting the SAN shine?
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:30:00 GMT

Podcast Live from Paris, it's our weekly techcast

Can't flog software for love nor money? UK mega-reseller Softcat probably ate your lunch
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:16:49 GMT

UK firm hits £500m sales milestone

Unstoppable reseller juggernaut Softcat has smashed through the £500m sales barrier in the most recent fiscal year ended July, meaning it has grown for the past 36 straight quarters.…

I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:01:10 GMT

Quick, call the Time Cops to sort out this paradox!

Most films take a sombre view of time travel. Beings from the future will look back on our concepts of time travel seen in films as different as the Time Bandits and the Edge of Tomorrow and wonder what the hell we were thinking.…

Hi-torque tank engines: EXTREME car hacking with The Register
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:44:06 GMT

Bentley found in a hedge gets WW2 lump insertion

Most car marques – Lagonda, Ford, Morgan and so on – have a proud history and the respective car clubs often worship the original form; if you present a car for judging, it had better be exactly as per factory spec. Or else.…

Yes, UK. Johnny Foreigner has better mobe services than you
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:32:11 GMT

EE best of a disappointing lot

UK readers, what you've always suspected has been proven true – even the weakest mobile networks abroad perform better than some of our best. This is according to German mobile network survey company P3, which this week published solid numbers on mobile network coverage.…

Universal Credit CRISIS: Up to £200m in IT spend WASTED – NAO
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:16:10 GMT

Get ready for a write-off, say auditors

Around £219m in IT investments in the much-maligned Universal Credit programme may be written off, a National Audit Office report has revealed today.…

What's MISSING on Amazon Fire Phone... and why it WON'T set the world alight
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:03:29 GMT

You fought hard and you saved and earned. But all of it's going to burn...

Review Having a headline piece of consumer tech crash and burn in the US market is every company's nightmare – and that's exactly what happened to Amazon’s Fire Phone, whose price has just PLUNGED from $449 to $199 Stateside.…

Inside Aurora: how disruptive is Amazon’s MySQL clone?
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:46:09 GMT

Storage engine made for the cloud – shame it's only for MySQL

At its recent re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Amazon announced its new database engine Aurora, claiming it to be a commercial grade database engine at open-source cost. “It’s at least as available, durable and fault-tolerant as the enterprise editions of the proprietary commercial database engines and high-end SANs,” said senior AWS VP Andy Jassy, “and it’s a tenth of the cost.”…

Zero-day hacking group resorts to UNICORN SMUT-SLINGING
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:34:13 GMT

Playboy ploy not beneath APT3

Sysadmins who have not yet patched their Windows boxes against the 18-year-old "unicorn-like" OLE bug disclosed last month could expect a deluge of spear phishing smut from a group once confined to lofty targeted zero-day attacks.…

LOHAN sponsor Lucidica explains the benefits of being French
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:15:05 GMT

There are benefits? Mais oui, says IT support firm

Back in October, the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team welcomed our magnificent Kickstarter sponsors to Vulture Central, and among those who rolled up to be frisked by security at the door were representatives of London-based IT support firm Lucidica.…

Trousers down for six of the best affordable Androids
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:00:03 GMT

Stylish Googlephones for not-so-deep pockets

Product round-up Cheap Android smartphones have their place ultimately in a landfill site1 for those on a tight budget or as an extra for convenience abroad or elsewhere. So what if you fall into the middle ground?…

UK.gov biz dept: Yoof APPRENTICE? Get a degree while YOU'RE HIRED
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:38:08 GMT

Save your parents a fortune

Blighty’s government has come up with a new plan to get kids into science, tech, engineering and maths careers – by giving ‘em a degree along with their apprenticeship.…

Calls for probe of UK.gov's DOESN'T VERIFY ID service
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:23:10 GMT

Identity system is two years late and doesn't work, says Labour

Britain's opposition Labour party is calling on the government to urgently address its gaffe-prone identity assurance system "Verify" – the key component in getting citizens to use transactional digital services – or face an official investigation.…

As-a-service upstarts will KILL OFF THE CORPORATES?
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:04:07 GMT

Um, NOT BLOODY LIKELY!

Worstall on Wednesday Amazingly, economists have figured out a few things...even things that can help in this brave new digital world. One of these is the "marketplaces vs firm" debate.…

Five-eyes partners dilute UN resolution criticising metadata collection
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:37:05 GMT

We need privacy, but not too much, say US and allies

The “five eyes” surveillance partners – the USA, the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand – have joined forces to nobble a UN General Assembly committee's statements on digital privacy.…

How to run a big web music biz (Spotify): Grab more cash from fans, sink deeper into the red
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:19:12 GMT

Haters gonna hate, says media upstart

Spotify has taken advice from Taylor Swift and shaken off its haters: the online music streaming upstart is in good shape despite increased losses.…

Floody hell! Brits cram Internet of Things into tight White Spaces
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:02:05 GMT

Surprising what you can do with a river and 13Mbps over old telly frequencies

Geeks in Oxford, England, have squeezed 13Mbps down and 3Mbps up a single channel of White Space – unused TV frequencies in their area – and used the tech to connect up river flood sensors.…

BT said to have pulled patent-infringing boxes from DSL network
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:40:57 GMT

Take your license demand and stick it in your ASSIA

BT's patent spat with US company ASSIA will start to be noticed by customers, with the carrier reportedly shutting down boxes that provide rate adaptation after it lost a crucial round of legal action.…

Bloke fighting Facebook in court says ad network claims its users lack 'legal capacity' to sue it
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:17:11 GMT

Austrian campaigner baffled by latest turn in privacy battle

Austrian Facebook-botherer-in-chief Max Schrems says the US social network appears to be saying its users are either too young or too insane to file a class-action lawsuit against it.…

Technology quiz reveals that nobody including quiz drafters knows anything about IT
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:01:05 GMT

<0.5 get TRUE/FALSE answer right on Moore's Law

A terrifying new quiz has indicated that the state of knowledge among Americans regarding IT topics is abysmally low: but the questions are such as to indicate that even the drafters of the quiz didn't know much.…

Hey, here's some face-tracking tech from Samsung you probably won't find creepy at all
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:38:03 GMT

It's cool! It's fine! It'll be open source, we swear, says chaebol

Samsung says it'll release the source code to software that allows physically disabled people to move a mouse pointer with their eyes.…

Why did it take antivirus giants YEARS to drill into super-scary Regin? Symantec responds...
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:21:12 GMT

FYI this isn't just going to target Windows, Linux and OS X fans

After Symantec published its report on the Regin super-spyware, there were many questions raised. Who coded it? What can it do? And – above all – why did it take so long for security vendors to notice it?…


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Adam West: 'If I didn't love Batman, I'd be a little bit strange'
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:37:16 GMT

The inimitable Adam West talks about playing Batman once again for a special level based on the much-loved 1960sTV show in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, and why he's the "luckiest actor in the world".






The art and science of the bottom of a whisky glass
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:56:20 GMT

Photographer Ernie Button discovered a world of beauty -- and fluid science -- in the residue of evaporated whisky.

After Uber's stumble, is it Lyft and Sidecar's time to shine?
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:31:49 GMT

Both Lyft and Sidecar see significant bumps in business after Uber's publicity blunders, but it appears it'll take more than a boycott to oust the top dog.






AT&T's fiber Internet rollout will continue, kinda
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:34:30 GMT

The company tells the FCC that it will go forward with its current GigaPower fiber network plans but that it's still waiting to hear what happens with Net neutrality in Washington.






GoPro to release consumer drones next year, report says
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:28:51 GMT

The company's line of action cameras is already popular with drone enthusiasts. Now GoPro wants to sell aircraft as well.






First budget Android One phone arrives in UK, but faces stiff competition
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:01:03 GMT

The Sparkle V from Indian firm Karbonn Mobile is the first phone to launch in the UK that follows Google's Android One spec for low-cost smartphones -- but it's not as cheap as you might think.






Twitter is now tracking the apps you download
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:53:52 GMT

Twitter has announced that it has started collecting data on the apps its users download and install on their smartphones.






Tomorrow Daily 093: Underwater cities, MST3K's new website, robot guards and more
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:04:33 GMT

On today's show, we discuss a Japanese design firm's plans for a futuristic underwater city, the newest way to watch your favorite Mystery Science Theater episodes, and a fleet of robot security guards.






Sparing no expense, 'Jurassic World' features Gear smartwatch
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:57:30 GMT

Samsung products find a way into the latest "Jurassic Park" movie, Amazon launches Local Services, and Twitter tests coupon offers.






Who would win in a fight, Batman or Darth Vader?
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:34:54 GMT

It's Batman vs. Darth Vader in this epic superpower beat-down from Bat in the Sun Productions. Will Batman fall to the dark side, or will the Caped Crusader bring the Sith lord to justice?






Tech's biggest flops and gaffes in 2014 (pictures)
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:20:44 GMT

A compilation of this year's biggest tech turkeys -- just in time for Thanksgiving.






EU wants 'right to be forgotten' applied globally
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:43:05 GMT

Privacy watchdogs in Europe say the controversial ruling, which affects only local European versions of Google's search engine, should be applied more broadly.

Keyboard-shaped waffle iron: Take a bite out of type
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:25:55 GMT

The world's geekiest waffle iron has launched on Kickstarter, to bring waffles in the shape of computer keyboards to your breakfast table.

Not even my car tire could kill this tough phone cable
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:15:03 GMT

Crave's Michael Franco gets his hands on the MOS Spring charging cable and proceeds to torture the stuffing out of it.






Designing the ultimate dream car of tomorrow (pictures)
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:54:44 GMT

Airless tires, hydrogen fuel cells and even wings could be featured on the car of tomorrow. Check out our vision for a future dream car based on far-sighted tech concepts.






Amazon sale offers unlocked Fire Phone for $199
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:35:10 GMT

As part of its holiday promotions, Amazon knocks $250 off the price of the unlocked version of its Fire Phone.






50 years of 'Star Trek' (pictures)
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:21:58 GMT

"Star Trek" began filming in November 1964 and changed television history -- set course for our gallery to boldly go through 50 years of "Trek."






Tomorrow Daily 092: Mistletoe drones, Europa in HD, real-life bacon meme and more
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:06:54 GMT

On today's show, we debate the usefulness of drones inside restaurants (especially drones carrying mistletoe), check out Europa in stunning HD and watch a beloved bacon internet meme come to life via a laser printer hack.






How much Turkey Day stuffing would fill your house? Find out here
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:00:18 GMT

The Movoto bloggers are at it again -- this time calculating not how much stuffing you need to feed your house guests, but to fill your house itself.

First 'Game of Thrones' season 5 teaser all about Arya
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:49:10 GMT

With season 5 still several months away, the "Game of Thrones" hype machine has started rolling with the first official teaser trailer from Westeros.







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BT Blocking Private Torrent Sites?
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:35:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes This weekend both BT and Sky implemented the new changes, making it harder for their subscribers to reach these sites. Interestingly, however, BT appears to have gone above and beyond the court order, limiting access to various other sites as well. Over the past several days TorrentFreak has received reports from several users of private torrent sites who get an 'error blocked' message instead of their favorite sites. These include the popular IPTorrents.com and TorrentDay.com trackers, as well as scene release site Scnsrc.me. IPTorrents and Torrentday are significant targets. Although both sites require prospective users to obtain an invite from a current member (or from the site itself in exchange for cash), they have over a hundred thousand active users. The error displayed when BT subscribers try to access the above URLs is similar to that returned when users to try access sites covered by High Court injunctions.

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Consortium Roadmap Shows 100TB Hard Drives Possible By 2025
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:03:00 GMT

Lucas123 writes An industry consortium made up by leading hard disk drive manufacturers shows they expect the areal density of platters to reach 10 terabits per square inch by 2025, which is more than 10 times what it is today. At that density, hard disk drives could conceivably hold up to 100TB of data. Key to achieving greater bit density is Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) and Bit Patterned Media Recording (BPMR). While both HAMR and BPMR will increase density, the combination of both technologies in 2021 will drive it to the 10Tbpsi level, according to the Advanced Storage Technology Consortium (ASTC).

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Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:53:00 GMT

Lasrick writes After four decades of confining Ebola outbreaks to small areas, experts acknowledged in an October 9 New England Journal of Medicine article that "we were wrong" about the scope of the current situation. At the present transmission rate, the number of Ebola cases in West Africa doubles every two to three weeks. Early diagnosis is the key to controlling the epidemic, but that's far easier said than done: "And there are several complicating factors. For one thing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 60 percent of all Ebola patients remain undiagnosed in their communities." A transmission rate below 1 is necessary to keep the outbreak under control (instead of the current rate of 1.5 to 2), and the authors detail what's in the works to help achieve early detection, which is crucial to reducing the current transmission rate.

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Ask Slashdot: Best Biometric Authentication System?
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:06:00 GMT

kwelch007 writes I run a network for a company that does manufacturing primarily in a clean-room. We have many systems in place that track countless aspects of every step. However, we do not have systems in place to identify the specific user performing the step. I could do this easily, but asking users to input their AD login every time they perform a task is a time-waster (we have "shared" workstations throughout.) My question is, what technologies are people actually using successfully for rapid authentication? I've thought about fingerprint scanners, but they don't work because in the CR we have to wear gloves. So, I'm thinking either face-recognition or retinal scans...but am open to other ideas if they are commercially viable.

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Voting Machines Malfunction: 5,000 Votes Not Counted In Kansas County
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:25:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes A malfunction in electronic voting machines in Saline County, Kansas, left over 5,000 votes uncounted. That's roughly one-third of the votes cast. Counting those 5,207 votes didn't change any outcomes in this case however. “That’s a huge difference,” county Chairman Randy Duncan said when notified by the Journal of the error. “That’s scary. That makes me wonder about voting machines. Should we go back to paper ballots?”

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Bitcoin Is Not Anonymous After All
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:42:00 GMT

Taco Cowboy points out a new study that shows it is possible to figure out the IP address of someone who pays for transactions anonymously online using bitcoins. "The Bitcoin system is not managed by a central authority, but relies on a peer-to-peer network on the Internet. Anyone can join the network as a user or provide computing capacity to process the transactions. In the network, the user's identity is hidden behind a cryptographic pseudonym, which can be changed as often as is wanted. Transactions are signed with this pseudonym and broadcast to the public network to verify their authenticity and attribute the Bitcoins to the new owner. In their new study, researchers at the Laboratory of Algorithmics, Cryptology and Security of the University of Luxembourg have shown that Bitcoin does not protect user's IP address and that it can be linked to the user's transactions in real-time. To find this out, a hacker would need only a few computers and about €1500 per month for server and traffic costs. Moreover, the popular anonymization network "Tor" can do little to guarantee Bitcoin user's anonymity, since it can be blocked easily."

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BlackBerry Will Buy Your iPhone For $550
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:00:00 GMT

mpicpp points out that BlackBerry is hoping to get iPhone owners to switch to Passport smartphones by promising up to $550 to trade in their phones. "The promotion, which starts Monday, promises as much as $550 to iPhone owners who trade in their handsets in favor of BlackBerry's Passport. The actual trade-in value depends on the iPhone, with the iPhone 4S worth up to $90 and the iPhone 6 worth up to $400. (The iPhone 6 Plus is not eligible.) BlackBerry then sweetens the deal by kicking in an additional $150 as a topper for each iPhone. The deal will run through February 13, but it's good only in North America. Customers must buy the $599 to $699 unlocked Passport phone through either BlackBerry's website or Amazon. The trade-in amount comes in the form of a Visa prepaid card."

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Jackie Chan Discs Help Boost Solar Panel Efficiency
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:16:00 GMT

wbr1 writes Apparently the pit pattern on a blu-ray disk is great at helping trap photons, rather than reflecting them. Applying this pattern to the glass in a solar panel can boost efficiency by 22%. Researchers at Northwestern tested this system with Jackie Chan discs. From the article: "To increase the efficiency of a solar panel by 22%, the researchers at Northwestern bought a copy of Police Story 3: Supercop on Blu-ray; removed the top plastic layer, exposing the recording medium beneath; cast a mold of the quasi-random pattern; and then used the mold to create a photovoltaic cell with the same pattern....The end result is a solar panel that has a quantum efficiency of around 40% — up about 22% from the non-patterned solar panel."

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Fly With the Brooklyn Aerodrome (Video)
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:32:00 GMT

A bit of housing insulation material, a battery, a motor and propellor, a radio receiver and transmitter, and servos to control the motor and a pair of ailerons, and you're ready to fly the Brooklyn Aerodrome way. This isn't a tiny radio-controlled paper airplane, but a big bruiser with a 1:1 power to weight ratio (which means it can climb like a bat out of hell) and enough guts to fly in reasonably windy conditions while carrying a camera -- except we'd better not mention cameras, since Brooklyn Aerodrome creations, whether kits or plans, are obviously intended tohelp you build model airplanes, not drones. Timothy ran into project proponent Breck Baldwin at a maker faire near Atlanta, surrounded by a squadron of junior pilots who may someday become astronauts on the Moon - Mars run -- or at least delivery drone controllers for Amazon. (Alternate Video Link)

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DragonFly BSD 4.0 Released
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:03:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes From the release page: Version 4 of DragonFly brings Haswell graphics support, 3D acceleration, and improved performance in extremely high-traffic networks. DragonFly now supports up to 256 CPUs, Haswell graphics (i915), concurrent pf operation, and a variety of other devices.

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Was Microsoft Forced To Pay $136M In Back Taxes In China?
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:42:00 GMT

itwbennett writes China's state-controlled Xinhua News Agency said on Sunday that an unnamed international company was forced to pay 840 million yuan ($136 million) in back taxes, as part of a Chinese government crackdown on tax evasion. The Xinhua article simply referred to it as the "M company," describing it as a top 500 global firm headquartered in the U.S. that in 1995 set up a wholly owned foreign subsidiary in Beijing. The details match Microsoft's own background, and no other company obviously fits the bill. Xinhua added, that despite the company's strengths, its subsidiary in China had not been not making a profit, and posted a loss of over $2 billion during a six-year period.

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Clarificiation on the IP Address Security in Dropbox Case
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:59:00 GMT

Bennett Haselton writes A judge rules that a county has to turn over the IP addresses that were used to access a county mayor's Dropbox account, stating that there is no valid security-related reason why the IP addresses should be exempt from a public records request. I think the judge's conclusion about IP addresses was right, but the reasoning was flawed; here is a technically more correct argument that would have led to the same answer. Keep Reading to see what Bennett has to say about the case.

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WaveNET – the Floating, Flexible Wave Energy Generator
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:15:00 GMT

Zothecula writes: Scotland's Albatern is putting a new, modular spin on renewable energy generation. WaveNET is a scalable array of floating "Squid" generator units that harvest wave energy as their buoyant arms rise and fall with the motion of the waves. Each Squid can link up to as many as three others, effectively creating a large, floating grid that's flexible in every direction. The bigger this grid gets, the more efficient it becomes at harvesting energy, and the more different wave movements it can extract energy from. Albatern's 10-year target is to have 1.25 kilometer-long floating energy farms pumping out as much as 100 megawatts by 2024.

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Auto Industry Teams Up With Military To Stop Car Hacking
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:32:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: A team of hackers is collaborating with military and industry groups to develop cyber security defenses for commercially available cars, in response to a growing threat from criminals and terrorists. In the U.K., hackers are now responsible for a third of car thefts in London and there are fears that while technology is progressing, older models will remain vulnerable to attack. Although there have been no reported instances of a car being completely commandeered outside of controlled conditions, during tests hackers come out on top every time – unlocking car boots, setting off windscreen wipers, locking brakes, and cutting the engine.

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Hacker Threatened With 44 Felony Charges Escapes With Misdemeanor
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:50:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: It's no secret that prosecutors usually throw every charge they can at an alleged criminal, but the case of Aaron Swartz brought to light how poorly-written computer abuse laws lend themselves to this practice. Now, another perfect example has resolved itself: a hacker with ties to Anonymous was recently threatened with 44 felony counts of computer fraud and cyberstalking, each with its own 10-year maximum sentence. If the charges stuck, the man was facing multiple lifetimes worth of imprisonment. But, of course, they didn't. Prosecutors struck a deal to get him to plead guilty to a single misdemeanor charge, which carried only a $10,000 fine. The man's attorney, Tor Eklund, said, "The more I looked at this, the more it seemed like an archetypal example of the Department of Justice's prosecutorial abuse when it comes to computer crime. It shows how aggressive they are, and how they seek to destroy your reputation in the press even when the charges are complete, fricking garbage."

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Is Ruby On Rails Losing Steam?
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:06:00 GMT

itwbennett writes: In a post last week, Quartz ranked the most valuable programming skills, based on job listing data from Burning Glass and the Brookings Institution. Ruby on Rails came out on top, with an average salary of $109,460. And that may have been true in the first quarter of 2013 when the data was collected, but "before you run out and buy Ruby on Rails for Dummies, you might want to consider some other data which indicate that Rails (and Ruby) usage is not trending upwards," writes Phil Johnson. He looked at recent trends in the usage of Ruby (as a proxy for Rails usage) across MS Gooroo, the TIOBE index, the PYPL index, Redmonk's language rankings, and GitHut and found that "demand by U.S. employers for engineers with Rails skills has been on the decline, at least for the last year."

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Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Considering US Presidential Run
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:23:00 GMT

McGruber writes: Fired HP CEO and failed Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina is "actively exploring a 2016 presidential run." Fiorina has been "talking privately with potential donors, recruiting campaign staffers, courting grass-roots activists in early caucus and primary states, and planning trips to Iowa and New Hampshire starting next week."

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Canada's Ebola Vaccine Nets Millions For Tiny US Biotech Firm
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:40:00 GMT

Anita Hunt (lissnup) writes: Iowa-based NewLink Genetics has secured a US$50million deal with pharmaceutical giant Merck for the experimental Ebola vaccine developed by Canadian government scientists. NewLink bought the exclusive commercial licensing rights to Canada's VSV-EBOV in 2010 with a milestone payment of just US$205,000. This is an interesting new twist in a story we've discussed previously, and which continues to draw media attention.

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LHC's 'Heart' Starts Pumping Protons Before Restart
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:58:00 GMT

astroengine writes: While on its long road to restart, yet another milestone was reached at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) over the weekend. Protons were generated by the LHC's source and blasted through a "daisy-chain" of smaller accelerators before being intentionally smashed into a metaphorical brick wall. The particle beam didn't reach the LHC's famous 17-mile (27-kilometer) accelerator ring — they were stopped just short — but the event was used to begin calibration efforts of the massive experiment's detectors before the whole system is powered back up again early next year. "These initial tests are a milestone for the whole accelerator chain," said the LHC's chief engineer, Reyes Alemany Fernandez. "Not only was this the first time the injection lines have seen beams in over a year, it was also our first opportunity to test the LHC's operation system. We successfully commissioned the LHC's injection and ejection magnets, all without beam in the machine itself."

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Sony To Offer Partial Refunds For PS Vita
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:15:00 GMT

mpicpp sends this report from the Houston Chronicle: "Hundreds of thousands of people who bought the handheld gaming console PlayStation Vita are in line for a partial refund from Sony because of questionable claims in its advertising. The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday it had reached a settlement with Sony Computer Entertainment America, the U.S.-based arm of the PlayStation business, over advertising claims that the government contended were misleading. As part of the proposed settlement, Sony will provide refunds to those who bought the PS Vita console before June 1, 2012. They'll be eligible for either a $25 cash or credit refund — or a $50 merchandise voucher from Sony. ... Among the claims challenged by the FTC: That the pocket-sized console would revolutionize gaming mobility by allowing consumers to play their PlayStation 3 games via "remote play" on the console anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection, [and] that people could engage in "cross-platform" play by starting a game on a PlayStation 3, pausing it, and continuing the game with the PS Vita from where they left off. Not really true, the FTC said.

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Rural Pilots Won’t Be Happy About the FAA’s New Drone Rules
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:37:30 GMT

Rural Pilots Won’t Be Happy About the FAA’s New Drone Rules

If regulation is a good thing, considerate regulation is even better.

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Twitter Plans to Peek at Your Apps to Serve You Targeted Ads
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:22:26 GMT

Twitter Plans to Peek at Your Apps to Serve You Targeted Ads

Twitter will soon identify the other apps on your phone in an effort to personalize your experience on its service---i.e. serve you targeted ads.

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WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: The Office (UK Version)
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:59:34 GMT

WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: The Office (UK Version)

The most influential comedy since Seinfeld doesn't take long to mainline, and is the cringiest, best time you'll ever have.

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Video: F1 Drivers Race Through a Dubai Mall in Renault’s Tiny EV
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:29:35 GMT

Video: F1 Drivers Race Through a Dubai Mall in Renault’s Tiny EV

When you give F1 drivers a lightweight ride with plenty of power and free run of the enormous and nearly empty Dubai Mall, they can put on a show.

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The Yawn Known as HR Gamification
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:21:32 GMT

The Yawn Known as HR Gamification

Is it just me or have we all been talking for a long time now about how gamification is going to revolutionize HR functions? While much of the researchindicates that more businesses and brands are using gamification to drive greater engagement with consumers than ever before, most folks in HR are just scratching the surface […]

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The Internet of Things Is Far Bigger Than Anyone Realizes (Part 2)
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:52:10 GMT

The Internet of Things Is Far Bigger Than Anyone Realizes (Part 2)

Last week I talked about how people are thinking too small when they think about the Internet of Things (See Part 1). When we truly consider the ramifications of connecting a vast array of data-gathering sensors, devices, and machines together, what’s important to realize is that information will be translated into action at a rate […]

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3-D Printed Parts That Help Your Kids Play With Their Food
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:24:32 GMT

3-D Printed Parts That Help Your Kids Play With Their Food

If your kid is going to play with her vegetables, you might as let her really get down to business.

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Cape Watch: Wonder Woman Gets a Director and Jared Leto Gets Coy About the Joker
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:18:52 GMT

Cape Watch: Wonder Woman Gets a Director and Jared Leto Gets Coy About the Joker

With the holidays just around the corner, Cape Watch has arrived on the scene just a little earlier than usual to ensure that you have something to distract you while you try and sit and patiently wait for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. We've got a couple of announcements about movies you won't see for at least a couple of years, tales of a female director for Wonder Woman, and Jared Leto's best attempt at distraction from the topic at hand. Here are the highlights of the week's superhero news.

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A Horse Mask That’s Also a Squirrel Feeder, Because Why Not
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:00:18 GMT

A Horse Mask That’s Also a Squirrel Feeder, Because Why Not

The Horse Head Squirrel Feeder makes squirrels look ridiculous and breathes new life into mythology in the process.

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Sony’s New Full-Frame Camera Has Super-Stabilization Powers
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:00:10 GMT

Sony’s New Full-Frame Camera Has Super-Stabilization Powers

The Sony Alpha A7 II keeps its full-frame sensor and XAVC S video steady with a five-axis stabilization system.

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Monty Hall, Erdos, and Our Limited Minds
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:00:04 GMT

Monty Hall, Erdos, and Our Limited Minds

The Monty Hall problem is a rare mathematical problem that confounds our intuition is a most vexing way, even for probabilistic experts.

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How a Beauty Startup Turned Instagram Comments Into a Product Line
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:00:27 GMT

How a Beauty Startup Turned Instagram Comments Into a Product Line

When Emily Weiss decided to create a cosmeticslinefrom scratch, she just created a new Instagram account and started taking notes.

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What’s Up With That: The Real Causes of the Thanksgiving Sleepies
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:00:16 GMT

What’s Up With That: The Real Causes of the Thanksgiving Sleepies

Is turkey to blame for your food coma, or could there be another reason Thanksgiving always leaves you as a crumpled mess on the couch?

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Feast on These New Netflix Delights After You Gorge on Stuffing
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:00:04 GMT

Feast on These New Netflix Delights After You Gorge on Stuffing

It can seems like there’s an annoying cousin for every room in the house. Thankfully, streaming video offers sweet digital sanctuary. Here's what to watch.

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Moving Walls Transform a Tiny Apartment Into a 5-Room Home
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:30:59 GMT

Moving Walls Transform a Tiny Apartment Into a 5-Room Home

The solution allows the owner to have several spacious rooms---just not all at once.

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30 Years of Iconic Criterion Covers Collected in One Beautiful Book
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:30:54 GMT

30 Years of Iconic Criterion Covers Collected in One Beautiful Book

Criterion Designs is a beautiful book that captures 30 years of iconic movie covers.

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Fantastically Wrong: Why Is the Sky Blue? It’s Packed With Sexy Energy, of Course
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:30:42 GMT

Fantastically Wrong: Why Is the Sky Blue? It’s Packed With Sexy Energy, of Course

I know of a simple box that can radically improve your health, a device so powerful that the FDA once banned it and condemned its inventor to prison. But luckily, and quite graciously, its design has been left unpatented, free for all who might care to harness the mysterious “orgone energy” that pervades our universe. […]

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Twitter Tries Out Coupons Despite Everything Groupon Taught Us
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:30:37 GMT

Twitter Tries Out Coupons Despite Everything Groupon Taught Us

Twitter on Tuesday morning announced that it is testing Twitter Offers, a new product that lets retailers tweet special cash-back deals, which users can then claim in brick-and-mortar stores with their linked credit and debit cards. But will people actually use it?

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Spotify Doesn’t Hurt Artists: My Band Would Be Nowhere Without It
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:30:29 GMT

Spotify Doesn’t Hurt Artists: My Band Would Be Nowhere Without It

If more big acts follow Taylor Swift’s lead, bands like ours could lose an important outlet to have their music heard.

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Oops: After Threatening Hacker With 440 Years, Prosecutors Settle for a Misdemeanor
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:30:13 GMT

Oops: After Threatening Hacker With 440 Years, Prosecutors Settle for a Misdemeanor

The defense attorney for one young hacker with ties to Anonymous argues prosecutors indicted his client on 44 baseless felony charges as an intimidation and smear tactic.

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Jessica Simpson Shares Adorable Photo of "Wild Turkeys" Maxwell and Ace at the Lake—See the Cute Pic!
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:38:44 GMT

Jessica Simpson, Mockingjay PremiereIt looks like Jessica Simpson's family is having a great start to their holiday weekend! The famous mama shared an adorable photo of her two kids Maxwell Drew and Ace Knute seemingly...

Remembering Paul Walker One Year Later: Cody Walker Reflects on His Brother's Life and Legacy
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:00:08 GMT

Paul Walker, Fast and Furious 7Paul Walker may be gone, but he's certainly not forgotten. As the one-year anniversary of the Fast and Furious star's tragic death approaches Sunday, his proud brother Cody...

Bill Cosby Joke Gone Wrong: Roseanne Barr Tweets Then Deletes Picture Post About Getting Into a "Tussle" With the Actor
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:48:47 GMT

Bill Cosby, Roseanne BarrWoops. Roseanne Barr decided to back track on that one. The comedian attempted to poke fun at Bill Cosby—who has found himself at the center of rampant rape allegations, some of...

James Cameron Just Said the Most Disgusting Thing About His Upcoming Avatar Sequels
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:59:18 GMT

 James CameronGet excited, people. And maybe grab a tarp. Because when the sequels to the 2009 blockbuster Avatar hit theaters, "You will s--t yourself with your mouth wide open." Or...

Salt-N-Pepa Still Got It! See the Hip-Hop Duo "Push It" in Hilarious Commercial for Geico
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:18:00 GMT

Salt-N-Pepa, Geico Salt-N-Pepa is ready to "Push It" to a whole new level! Cheryl James and Sandra Denton are back together and giving fans another reason to love their classic hit...

Sia Is "Saddened to Be Getting S--t for Being a 'No-Show'" at Australia's ARIA Awards
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:03:10 GMT

Sia FurlerSia wants to set the record straight. It seems like the famous "Chandelier" singer was on the receiving-end of some backlash from fans for not only being MIA from Australia's...

Natalie Dormer Laments "Horrific" Violation of Jennifer Lawrence's Privacy: "People Need to Get a Grip"
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:52:32 GMT

Natalie Dormer, NYLONRest assured, Jennifer Lawrence has an ally in Natalie Dormer, both onscreen and off. The Game of Thrones badass, who's currently logging big-screen face time as District rebellion...

Meet the Two Lucky Turkeys Pardoned by President Barack Obama Just Before Thanksgiving
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:20:00 GMT

Barack Obama, Turkey PardoningThere's no doubt Barack Obama will be eating turkey when the White House celebrates Thanksgiving this week. But one familiar dish that won't be served at dinner could just be Mac...

Kate Middleton and Prince William Are Major Homeland Fans and "Got Very Excited" When Damian Lewis Showed Up Again
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:06:11 GMT

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Damian LewisPresident Barack Obama may not be the commander-in-chief of Homeland fans anymore. Beguiling plot twists be darned, apparently, Prince William and Kate Middleton are also really into the...

Renée Zellweger's Dramatic New Look On-Set May Just Get Fans Talking Again—See the Pic!
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:21:00 GMT

Renee ZellwegerBack to work and back to changing looks! Oscar-winning actress Rene Zellweger stepped out one day before Thanksgiving where she couldn't help but turn heads with her...

Love Actually's "Honest" Trailer Will Reminds You How Amazing the Cast Is—and the Movie Isn't! Watch:
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT

Andrew Lincoln, Keira Knightley, Love ActuallyMany find Love Actuallyto be a "Royale" hunk of cheese, but thanks to the creative folks atScreen Junkies, we are all reminded that it also boasts one of the most badass casts...

Creed's Scott Stapp Says He's Broke and Living in a Holiday Inn, Alleges "a Lot of Money Was Stolen From Me"
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:40:45 GMT

Scott StappScott Stapp acknowledges that he's battled demons in the past—but his current precarious situation, he says, is not of his own design. The Creed frontman, insisting on camera...

Miranda Lambert, Bethenny Frankel and More Get a Jump Start on Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner: See Pics!
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:22:33 GMT

Miranda Lambert, Instagram, ThanksgivingIt's almost time for turkey! With less than 24 hours until Thanksgiving officially begins, many celebs have already gotten a jump start on cooking their holiday feast, and, as...

Abigail Breslin Lets an Ex-Boyfriend Know "You Suck" in New Music Video—but Who Is She Singing to?!
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:14:58 GMT

Abigail Breslin, You Suck VideoAbigail Breslin has taken her first big step into the music industry (and by step, we mean she straight up jumped in with a bang. The actress—who is best known for her roles in...

Jennifer Aniston Reveals the Hilarious Way Justin Theroux Scares Her Late at Night—Watch Now!
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:00:40 GMT

Jennifer Aniston, The TalkThere are the obvious reasons Jennifer Aniston is madly in love with fianc Justin Theroux. From his handsome looks to his impressive acting chops, the 43-year-old is obviously...

Cate Blanchett Says She's So ''F--king Proud of Emma Watson'' After Her Gender Equality U.N. Speech
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:50:07 GMT

Cate Blanchett, PorterCate Blanchett is one of Emma Watson's biggest fans, and for good reason! The Aussie gushed about the British star in the latest issue of Porter, saying, "I was so f--king proud...

Find Out Which Celebs Will Guest Host Late Late Show Before James Corden Debuts!
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:40:56 GMT

James CordenThe Late Late Show is about to go through some major changes. WhenCraig Ferguson steps down as host of the CBS late night talk show (his final show is scheduled to air Dec. 19), a...

Former Model B. Smith, 65, Found Safe in Manhattan After Going Missing From the Hamptons
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:17:50 GMT

B. SmithThankfully, this mystery did not have a tragic ending. Former model B. Smith was found in a Manhattan caf today after last being spotted boarding a jitney that was headed toward...

How Simon Cowell Is Spending His First Holiday Season as a New Dad!
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:06:00 GMT

Simon Cowell, Eric Cowell, TwitterLess than a month before baby's first Christmas! With their rocky road to romance now firmly in the past, Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman are preparing to spend their first...

Garth Brooks Cancels TV Appearances Due to "Civil Unrest" Caused by Ferguson Grand Jury Ruling
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:05:00 GMT

Garth Brooks Amid the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, Garth Brooks has decided to cancel a slew of upcoming scheduled...


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Ferguson hopes for calm as city cleans up from vandalism, looting
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:06:53 -0500

Tensions appear to ease after 2 nights of unrest over grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in Michael Brown's death

Video released in fatal police shooting of 12-year-old Cleveland boy
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:25:56 -0500

Parents of boy killed over fake gun say police reacted too quickly and believe his death could have been avoided

How to cope with a dysfunctional family holiday gathering
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:39:19 -0500

Don't let the joy of the season be overshadowed by stress; try these strategies to stay sane while spending time with loved ones.

Chernobyl: The catastrophe that never ended
published: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:51:42 -0500

Nearly 30 years later, Bob Simon travels to Ukraine and discovers the reactor still has the power to kill

Thanksgiving travelers bedeviled by bad weather
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:06:50 -0500

More than 700 flights canceled as travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations contend with a nor'easter packing rain and snow

Brown's mother to Ferguson officer: "How could your conscience be clear?"
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:04:58 -0500

In emotional interview, Michael Brown's parents react to the grand jury decision, ongoing protests and Officer Wilson's statements

Dramatic video appears to show woman protecting Papa John's from looters in Ferguson
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:49:57 -0500

Unidentified woman seen defending pizza restaurant as looters try to break windows

Cops: Body of man found in car in Ferguson was burned
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:16:22 -0500

Police say man found dead in front seat of car the morning after looting and rioting was both burned and shot in the head

Ferguson protests nationwide
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:13:52 -0500

For a second night, protests sparked around the U.S. following a St. Louis County grand jury's decision to not charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson with the August shooting death of Michael Brown

Missing Pa. daycare worker found dead; stepfather arrested
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:54:46 -0500

Officials say Jessica Padgett's stepfather admitted to killing Padgett and indicated there was a "sexual aspect" to the crime

Thanksgiving store hours spark Black Friday backlash
published: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:15:15 -0500

Black Friday sales start as early as 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and that has some consumers and retail workers outraged

Pregnant woman shot and killed in NYC; baby dies
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:16:49 -0500

Woman shot in hallway of apartment building after dropping children off at school; doctors deliver baby girl who later died

Russia passengers push frozen plane in Arctic
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:23:09 -0500

Passengers on Russian airliner trying to get out of the Arctic town of Ingarka were going nowhere fast, until they put their backs into it

Ruth Bader Ginsburg undergoes heart surgery
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:03:10 -0500

The Supreme Court Justice had a stent put into her right coronary artery

Macy's parade over the years
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:42:11 -0500

Since 1924 the parade has made its way through Manhattan to the Herald Square Macy's flagship store

Experimental Ebola vaccine proves successful in human trial
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:39:30 -0500

The NIH plans to advance research on an Ebola vaccine after a preliminary study finds it effectively produces an immune response and doesn't cause adverse side effects

Bill Cosby's nephew speaks out about sexual assault allegations
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:27:04 -0500

Braxton Cosby says he believes the comedian "is innocent" in the wake of the "unjustified claims" against him

New Jersey hiker took photos of bear before it killed him
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:49:05 -0500

22-year-old Darsh Patel photographed 300-pound black bear with his cellphone before it mauled him to death

Feds threaten to act against airbag maker Takata
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:23:18 -0500

Fines, legal action threatened if Takata fails to admit driver's side airbag inflators are defective and agrees to recall

Why does a Pennsylvania city smell like cat urine?
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:23:22 -0500

New Castle residents have been smelling odor for weeks; state environmental officials don't believe it's harmful, but don't know the cause

Storms snarl holiday travel
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:48:05 -0500

A nor'eastern is making the busiest travel day of the year that much trickier

Rare white lion cub born in Omaha zoo
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:05:23 -0500

The birth surprised zoo officials who weren't aware their lions could birth white cubs

Watch "Game of Thrones" season 5's mysterious first teaser
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 17:25:54 -0500

A new website and teaser video hints that fans will soon be getting visions of the hit series' next season

Former Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi charged with sexual assault
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:56:09 -0500

Nine women and one man say the former CBC radio star choked, hit and sexually assaulted them, which he claims was consensual "rough sex"

Ingrid Michaelson turns tragedy into lyrics
published: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:34:46 -0500

Singer-songwriter opens up about what may have been her toughest year, and how it resulted in her most powerful and popular music yet in "Lights Out"

Barber shops of America
published: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:51:07 -0500

Photographer Rob Hammer traveled over 50,000 miles across all 50 states of the U.S. in search of "authentic," independent barber shops strongly tied to their communities.