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Losing Support From Abroad, Netanyahu Finds a Wealth of Backing at Home
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:35:48 GMT

Facing growing international outcry over the ground assault in Gaza, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has found support from Israel’s politicians and people.






Efforts to Secure Malaysia Airlines Crash Site Stall in Eastern Ukraine
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:26:22 GMT

Fighting in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prevented Dutch military police officers from securing the site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, while Russian news media stoked conspiracy theories of a secret Dutch military mission.






Facing Escalating Violence, U.S. Evacuates Staff From Its Embassy in Libya
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:11:57 GMT

Weeks of fighting between militias for control of Tripoli’s airport have edged toward the embassy in recent weeks, leading the State Department to close it and issue a travel warning.






A Brief Cease-Fire Gives Gazans and Israelis a Chance to Take Stock
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:06:09 GMT

Palestinians buried the dead and gathered belongings, and Israelis visited wounded soldiers, as Secretary of State John Kerry met with diplomats to urge an extension of the humanitarian truce.






Under Military Plan, U.S. Could Help Ukraine Target Rebels’ Missiles
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:04:37 GMT

A proposal would let the Obama administration give precise locations of surface-to-air missiles controlled by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine so the Ukrainian government could target them.

Gunmen Seize, Then Free, a Leading Iraqi Politician
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:11:22 GMT

It was not clear whether Riyadh al-Adhadh, who heads the Baghdad Provincial Council, was arrested by security forces or was abducted.






Datapoints: The Typical Household, Now Worth a Third Less
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:30:01 GMT

The inflation-adjusted net worth for the typical household fell 36 percent in the 10 years ended in 2013, according to a study.

Ex-Chief of C.I.A. Shapes Response to Detention Report
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:17:12 GMT

George J. Tenet, the former C.I.A. director, has been quietly engineering a counterattack against a Senate panel’s finding that officials misled Congress about an interrogation program.






U.S. Evacuates Embassy in Libya Amid Clashes
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:03:59 GMT

A deterioration in security in Tripoli spurred the move, as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.






Russia Steps Up Help for Rebels in Ukraine War
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:07:48 GMT

Russia has accelerated its intervention, moving more of its own troops to its border with Ukraine, American and Ukrainian officials said on Friday.






A Syrian Rebel Advance Off the Battlefield: A Longer-Lasting Battery for Missiles
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 03:52:27 GMT

Rebels say they are designing rechargeable batteries for shoulder-fired antiaircraft missiles, increasing the threat to civilian and military aircraft.

Peering Into Darkness Beneath the Israel-Gaza Border
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 03:10:42 GMT

Some 30 tunnels, part of a network used by Palestinian militants, have been found by Israeli forces since the ground invasion of Gaza began.






Critic’s Notebook: ‘Medea,’ Kathleen Turner and Noël Coward on London Stages
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:46:09 GMT

Three plays with particularly passionate women are running in London: “Medea,” “Bakersfield Mist” (with Kathleen Turner) and Noël Coward’s “This Was a Man.”

DealBook: BSkyB to Buy Italian and German Units of Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:12:00 GMT

The sale of 21st Century Fox’s European assets could provide the company with extra financial firepower to make a potential renewed offer for Time Warner.






Israel’s Outspoken Envoy Is Wise to U.S. Ways
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:10:11 GMT

Ambassador Ron Dermer, a former American citizen, has such a close relationship to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel that he has been called “Bibi’s brain.”

In Scarred Chinese Tibetan City, Devotion to Sanctity of Life
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:48:46 GMT

In Yushu, Buddhists demonstrate a reverence for all living beings — even a tiny river shrimp that some believe could be the reincarnated souls of loved ones who died in an earthquake in 2010.

Hold the Regret? Fast Food Seeks Virtuous Side
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:47:40 GMT

Several small restaurant chains that have reported impressive revenues, like Tender Greens, LYFE Kitchen and SweetGreen, offer organic, grass-fed, even vegan dishes.

Israel Agrees to Pause in Assault on Gaza as Cease-Fire Deal Is Pursued
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:24:56 GMT

The announcement came amid intense international efforts for a broader cease-fire. Three hours into the scheduled pause in the fighting Saturday, both sides appeared to be holding their fire.






Sorted Food, a Cooking Channel, Is a YouTube Hit
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:20:23 GMT

Recipe exchanges in a British pub have expanded into one of the most popular cooking channels on YouTube.

Shootings Redefine Beat of School Police Officers
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:18:54 GMT

Radical shifts in tactics have swept the field — even calling on officers to rush toward shooters without backup.

Obama Presses Central American Leaders to Slow a Wave of Child Migrants
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:14:53 GMT

The president met with three Central American presidents as he pushes Congress to approve more money and resources to address the issue along the United States border with Mexico.






Solar Industry Is Rebalanced by U.S. Pressure on China
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:13:15 GMT

The Commerce Department on Friday found that Chinese companies had dumped their products on the American market at below cost, and imposed duties of 10.74 percent to 55.49 percent.

On Religion: A Singer Blends Her Devotion to Jazz and the Baha’i Faith
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:53:45 GMT

In a San Francisco performance, Tierney Sutton combined the Great American Songbook, jazzy religious odes and a series of readings.

Political Divisions Threaten Kerry-Brokered Agreement in Afghanistan
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:30:06 GMT

The deal that Secretary of State John Kerry reached in Afghanistan two weeks ago appeared in trouble as rival presidential candidates revealed serious differences.






Russia Sues McDonald’s, Questioning Quality of the Food
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:35:33 GMT

Russia’s consumer protection agency alleged that nutritional information had been misrepresented and that contaminated food had been found.







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Israel says ready to extend short Gaza truce; many bodies pulled from rubble
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:31:30 GMT

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will extend a humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip by a further four hours, a government source said on Saturday, as the number of Palestinian deaths in the 19-day war topped 1,000.






Goldman mortgage deal with federal agency could reach $1.25 billion: source
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:24:36 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A deal to resolve a U.S. regulator's claims against Goldman Sachs Group Inc over mortgage-backed securities sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac leading up to the financial crisis could cost the bank between $800 million and $1.25 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter.






Venezuela ex-general awaits U.S. extradition bid in Aruba jail
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:22:57 GMT

CARACAS (Reuters) - A retired Venezuelan military general wanted in the United States over drug-trafficking remained in jail on the Caribbean island of Aruba over the weekend awaiting a formal extradition request, his lawyer said.

Hollande declares three days of mourning over Air Algerie crash
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:44:58 GMT

DAKAR/PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande ordered that flags on government buildings across France fly at half-mast for three days from Monday after the death of 118 people including 54 French nationals in the crash of an Air Algerie flight in Mali.

U.S. evacuates Libya embassy after 'free-wheeling' militia violence
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:54:09 GMT

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, driving its staff under heavy military guard across the border to Tunisia after escalating clashes broke out between rival militias in Tripoli.






SEC seeks $1.4 billion from Texas Wyly brothers after fraud verdict
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:43:41 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Texas tycoon Sam Wyly and the estate of his late brother Charles should pay damages totaling $1.41 billion for their role in a scheme that hid trades in companies they controlled using offshore trusts, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said.

Russia criticizes EU sanctions, raps U.S. over Ukraine role
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:02:54 GMT

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia reacted angrily on Saturday to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would hamper cooperation on security issues and undermine the fight against terrorism and organized crime.






Ukraine fights 'foreign mercenaries' in its east, says president
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:26:37 GMT

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday his country was not fighting a civil war in its east but was fighting "foreign mercenaries", hailing soldiers for forcing pro-Russian rebels out of several towns and cities.






Venezuela's Maduro combats dissidence among ruling socialists
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:55:30 GMT

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's ruling Socialist Party began a six-day congress on Saturday with President Nicolas Maduro seeking to quieten hardliners who believe the state is failing to stem corruption or fix the economy.






Argentine default looms as time runs out for debt deal
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:51:38 GMT

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina looks set to default on its debt for the second time in 12 years next Thursday as negotiations with "holdout" investors seemingly go nowhere and neither side shows signs of blinking first, though a last minute deal can't be discounted.

Swiss banks face lower fines than feared in U.S. tax case: paper
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:29:50 GMT

ZURICH (Reuters) - About 80 of the 106 Swiss banks that signed up for a deal with U.S. tax authorities could be fined less than they had feared for their role in helping wealthy Americans cheat on their taxes, but must widen their cooperation, a Swiss newspaper reported.

China regulator says food supplier forged production dates: Xinhua
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:24:51 GMT

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Regulators in Shanghai have found that a scandal-hit China-based food supplier forged production dates on some of its products and sold them after their expiry, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.






EU edges to economic sanctions on Russia but narrows scope
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:13:45 GMT

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union reached outline agreement on Friday to impose the first economic sanctions on Russia over its behavior in Ukraine but scaled back their scope to exclude technology for the crucial gas sector.

Malaysia, Dutch PMs to discuss access to plane crash site
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:50:45 GMT

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Saturday he would meet his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte next week to discuss how to secure full access for investigators to the site in Ukraine where a Malaysian airliner was downed.






Amazon's far-reaching ambitions, lack of profits, unnerve investors
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:15:55 GMT

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's message to investors has always been clear: trust in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. But after more than a year of mostly disappointing quarterly results, that faith is being tested.

China's Guangdong province removes over 850 'naked officials' from their posts
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:33:11 GMT

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - More than 850 government workers in China's southern province of Guangdong have been forced out of their jobs as part of an anti-crackdown on officials whose spouses and children have emigrated abroad.

Grieving Dutch minister made Europe re-think Russia sanctions
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:32:56 GMT

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans spoke to his European Union peers of his grief and anger over the downing of a Malaysia Airlines airliner over eastern Ukraine, it was a turning point in Europe's approach to Russia.






Israel agrees to 12-hour Gaza ceasefire
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:31:06 GMT

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has agreed to a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire in fighting with militants in the Gaza Strip to start at 8 a.m. (1 a.m. EDT) on Saturday, a military spokeswoman said.

Israel rejects ceasefire plan, source says, as death toll nears 850
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:11:14 GMT

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has rejected international proposals for a ceasefire in its fight against Islamist militants in Gaza, a government source said on Friday, but U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said no formal proposals had yet been put forward.






U.S. fighter jets escort Canadian plane home over passenger threat
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:55:08 GMT

(Reuters) - Two U.S. F16 fighter jets were scrambled to escort a Panama City-bound flight from Canada back to Toronto on Friday after a man on the plane apparently threatened to blow up the aircraft, authorities said.






Israel rejects ceasefire plan, source says, as death toll nears 850
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:47:46 GMT

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has rejected international proposals for a ceasefire in its fight against Islamist militants in Gaza, a government source said on Friday, but U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said no formal proposals had yet been put forward.






EU edges to economic sanctions on Russia but narrows scope
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:25:13 GMT

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union reached outline agreement on Friday to impose the first economic sanctions on Russia over its behaviour in Ukraine but scaled back their scope to exclude technology for the crucial gas sector.

Bad weather seen as probable cause of Air Algerie crash
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:59:57 GMT

PARIS/BAMAKO (Reuters) - Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight in the West African country of Mali that killed all 118 people on board, French officials said on Friday.






Obama tells Central American leaders most children will go home
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:00:58 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama urged the leaders of three Central American countries on Friday to work with him to stem the flow of child migrants who have surged across the U.S. border and warned that most of them would not be allowed to stay.






Ukraine faces bitter election in midst of conflict with Russia
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:15:03 GMT

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's prime minister has launched what promises to be a bitter election campaign that could divide pro-Western parties and complicate their efforts to fight pro-Russian rebels in the country's east.







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Short on sleep? Beware false memories
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:41:31 EDT

Parents believe their obese kids are healthy, sleep deprivation can make you create false memories and other things we learned this week.

Vandal targets poorly parked cars
published: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:49:33 EDT

WCBS reports on a series of vandalized cars, seemingly targeted for their poor parking prowess.

10-foot gator bites golf ball diver
published: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:22:49 EDT

A 10-foot alligator took a bite out of a golf ball diver at a course in Florida. CNN affiliate WSVN reports.

Study: Dogs get jealous, too
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:29:16 EDT

Sure, Fido is a brown lab. But inside he may be a little green, too. A study by scholars at the University of California-San Diego found that dogs showed jealous behaviors when their owners displayed affection toward an animatronic stuffed dog which barked, whined and wagged its tail.

Car dealer gives refund -- in pennies
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:53:33 EDT

A college student in Florida is outraged after she received a refund from a car dealer ... in pennies.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer sees 'Red'
published: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:15:17 EDT

"Fifty Shades of Grey's" infamous "Red Room" has arrived.

'50 Shades' of ... lame?
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:50:19 EDT

Who's moaning in "50 Shades of Grey" trailer? CNN's Jeanne Moos checks the temperature of the steamy scenes.

Giant dinosaur bone found
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:41:35 EDT

A 'massive' femur bone from an Apatosaurus has finally been removed from from its discovery site. KKCO reports.

'Buffy': Where are they now?
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:51:44 EDT

Walmart shoplift vigilante goes viral
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:08:28 EDT

Caught on cell cam: He "just stole this stuff." CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a confrontation over a loaded cart.

The world's coolest bookstores
published: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:24:03 EDT

From Maastricht to Melbourne, these itineraries make bookish travelers look stylish.

'Bachelor': Where are they now?
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:40:50 EDT

Israel considers U.N. truce request
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:53:25 EDT

Israel says it has agreed to extend a temporary truce with Hamas by four hours, to consider a U.N. request for a 24-hour extension.

How Israel's Iron Dome works
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:40:53 EDT

Tom Foreman looks at how Israel is able to safely knock rockets from Gaza out of the sky.

Photos: Israel's ground offensive
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:16:06 EDT

Has Gaza coverage been fair?
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:34:41 EDT

Correspondents respond to criticism levied by Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer about CNN's Middle East coverage.

Vladimir Putin's real end game
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:43:48 EDT

Rick Francona says the reported artillery firing from Russian territory is a sign Vladimir Putin has escalated the Ukraine battle

Botched executions can't be new norm
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:10:17 EDT

On Wednesday, July 23, the State of Arizona executed Joseph Rudolph Wood in the fourth visibly bungled execution this year. The execution began at 1:52 p.m. According to eyewitness Michael Kiefer, "Wood was unconscious by 1:57 p.m. At about 2:05, he started gasping." He continued to gasp for over 90 minutes.

1919 treaty still affects U.S. policy
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:33:16 EDT

Ruth Teitel says assigning a costly and humiliating "collective guilt" to Germany after WWI helped pave the way to WWII. That backfire changed how the global community lays blame for war crimes today: on individuals, not nations

U.S. evacuates embassy in Tripoli
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:19:00 EDT

About 150 personnel, including 80 U.S. Marines were evacuated from the embassy in Libya and were driven across the border into Tunisia, U.S. officials confirm to CNN.

Armed cops storm commercial jet
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:50:35 EDT

The 25-year-old airline passenger whose dramatic arrest by a SWAT team was captured by a cell phone was due in court Saturday.

Patient: Doctor cut off my manhood
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:35:52 EDT

A man claims he went into a hospital for a circumcision and came out with no penis. CNN affiliate WTVM reports.

Carjackers kill 3 kids in Pa.
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:47:20 EDT

Three children helping their mother operate a fruit stand were killed Friday when a stolen SUV plowed into a small crowd on a street corner.

Deadly start to Chicago weekend
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:34:55 EDT

Gun violence flared again in Chicago when a shooter sprayed bullets outside a convenience store on the city's west side, killing a 13-year-old boy and wounding six others.

Intruder: I'm pregnant. Man: I shot her
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:12:09 EDT

Tom Greer says he fought back when he was attacked by intruders at his Southern California home. Then he got his gun and fired at them and they ran.

Malaysia wants access to MH17 site
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:11:46 EDT

More than a week after Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 came down in eastern Ukraine, Malaysian investigators have not yet been able to access the entire crash site, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday.

Family's final photo before crash
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:58:25 EDT

Dave Hally took one last photo of his wife and 4-year-old daughter before takeoff for their dream vacation aboard MH17.

CNN freelancer is freed
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:17:25 EDT

A Ukrainian journalist who was detained Tuesday by pro-Russian separatists while working as a freelance producer for CNN has been freed.

Donetsk residents flee fighting
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:40:53 EDT

Long lines of cars jammed the roads leading south out of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine Saturday, as residents attempted to flee the city center after a night of heavy shelling on the city's northern outskirts.

Ebola death in Nigeria's largest city
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:46:59 EDT

A Liberian man who was hospitalized in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, with the Ebola virus has died, Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said.

Child dies in a hot car; arrest made
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:59:24 EDT

The death of a 10-month-old girl left in a hot car in Wichita, Kanas -- the latest in a string of hot-car child deaths in the United States -- triggered the quick arrest of the girl's foster father and on Friday prompted state officials to launch home inspections of adoptive and foster families.

Details in law professor's slaying
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:44:43 EDT

For the past week, the mystery surrounding the killing of a nationally renowned law professor has baffled family and friends from Florida to Canada.

Air Algerie crash: 2nd black box found
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:34:28 EDT

The second flight data recorder from an Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali has been found, a spokeswoman for the U.N. mission in Mali said Saturday.

Dad: It's my fault they're gone
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:03:03 EDT

A man in Canada blames himself for the loss of his wife and two kids on the Air Algerie crash. CBC News reports.

Teen gets 232 'teeth' removed
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:26:53 EDT

A teenager in India, who had more than 200 "teeth" growing in his mouth due to a benign dental tumor, has had them removed.

551-lb. convict: End house arrest
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:53:07 EDT

An obese man who's under house arrest for illegally distributing prescriptions is now asking for compassionate release.

'True Blood' star's nude photo shoot
published: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:25:57 EDT

Actor Stephen Moyer from HBO's "True Blood" tells Conan O'Brien how things got sexy at a Rolling Stone cover shoot.

Noted male model now a woman
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:37:53 EDT

As a male model, Andrej Pejic blazed trails with an androgynous look that saw him walking the runway in women's fashion shows.

Remember 1974? The music sucked
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:35:05 EDT

We had joy. We had fun. We had loathing.

Tail of a fish, head of a man?!
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:32:40 EDT

The Science Museum hosts first major UK exhibition of Joan Fontcuberta's controversial photography.

'Star Wars' director's 'nerd porn'
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:13:31 EDT

CNN's Lisa France explains why Star Wars fans are drooling over a charity video released by director J.J. Abrams.

See why Mary Poppins is quitting
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:31:31 EDT

Mary Poppins says she is quitting for good. Here's why. For more go to funnyordie.com.

J.Lo at 45: Still posting bikini pics
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:33:37 EDT

It's not her birthday suit, but Jennifer Lopez is showing that 45 is treating her pretty well.

See through walls on ... your iPhone!
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:50:02 EDT

Invasive or awesome? A new device turns your iPhone into a thermal imaging sensor.

The week in 30 photos
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:54:02 EDT

Cruise ship horrors include rape, death
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:55:14 EDT

Travelers tell of raw sewage, rape and death aboard cruise ships at a hearing for a Cruise Passenger Protection bill.

Best impression of this guy EVER??
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:54:27 EDT

Frank Caliendo impersonates Morgan Freeman while reading LeBron James' letter about returning to Cleveland.

You won't believe what this cat did
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:50:43 EDT

Shelter cat Zeke crept into an employee's office and called 911 while she was at lunch. Max Winitz of WWSB reports.

Husband e-mails wife 'no sex' spreadsheet
published: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:59:56 EDT

A wife took to Reddit after getting an email from her husband with a spreadsheet tracking his attempts to get intimate.

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.

The best costumes
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:12:47 EDT

Adam West on Affleck as Batman
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:37:35 EDT

You can calm down now, Internet. Ben Affleck has gotten the original TV Batman's stamp of approval.

The superheroes we don't see
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:21:32 EDT

Why did I fall in love with superheroes?

Armed cops storm commercial jet
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:29:17 EDT

A passenger captured dramatic video as a police tactical team stormed onto a jet and ordered passengers to get their hands up, after the flight returned to Toronto's airport because of an alleged threat.

What if ISIS takes its fight to the West?
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:57:27 EDT

ISIS has the manpower, money and know-how to hit the West, if it decides to. CNN's Paul Cruickshank says the those fighting in Syria and Iraq could pose a threat the U.S. and Europe.

OSCE: Passports weren't here before
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:25:35 EDT

With the site still not secure, nations such as Netherlands are pressing to send their own police and investigators. But the rebels are growing restless.

Reimagined spaces
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:05:47 EDT

From offices and schools to restaurants and transit stations, these spaces are being reimagined through fresh design.

Gaza-Israel crisis
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:56:38 EDT

A 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire between Israel and Hamas started Saturday morning as diplomats worked to create a longer truce in the conflict that has killed more than 900 people -- mostly civilians.

Ukraine
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:11:46 EDT

More than a week after Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 came down in eastern Ukraine, Malaysian investigators have not yet been able to access the entire crash site, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said Saturday.

Intruder shot
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:07:03 EDT

Tom Greer, 80 and beaten by burglars, said that as the suspects ran into an alley, one yelled, "'Don't shoot me, I'm pregnant!'" But, "I had to do what I had to do."

Ebola
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:49:54 EDT

A Liberian man who was hospitalized in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, with the Ebola virus has died, Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said.

Solar storm
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:08:11 EDT

"Here comes the sun" indeed, and it was just barely all right.

Batman
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:07:13 EDT

You can calm down now, Internet. Ben Affleck has gotten the original TV Batman's stamp of approval.

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

Look at me! 18 selfies of the week
published: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:52:00 EDT

What a shot! 31 sports photos
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Israelis extend Gaza ceasefire
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:47:02 GMT

Israel extends a truce in Gaza until 21:00 GMT, but there is no response from Hamas and rockets and mortars from Gaza hit Israel, the army says.

US evacuates Libya embassy staff
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:58:44 GMT

The US temporarily evacuates staff from its embassy in the Libyan capital following clashes between rival militias, the state department says.

Nigeria 'on red alert' over Ebola
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:27:16 GMT

Entries into Nigeria are placed on red alert after the authorities confirm the first death from the Ebola virus in the commercial capital Lagos.

Russia lambasts new EU sanctions
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:17:05 GMT

Russia warns new EU sanctions against it over the Ukraine crisis will jeopardise security co-operation and the fight against terrorism.

Second Air Algerie black box found
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:05:41 GMT

Search teams in Mali locate the second flight recorder on board Air Algerie flight AH5017, which crashed on Thursday killing 116 people.

S Sudan food crisis 'world's worst'
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:44:27 GMT

South Sudan's food crisis is now the worst in the world, the UN Security Council warns, urging donor nations for urgent action.

Isis 'may be on UN war crimes list'
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:21:22 GMT

Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) may be added to a list of war crimes suspects in Syria, a UN investigator says.

Pakistan climbers scale K2 summit
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:56:27 GMT

The world's second highest mountain, K2 - which lies in Pakistan - is successfully scaled by a team of Pakistani climbers for the first time.

Nibali poised to win Tour de France
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:39:11 GMT

Tony Martin wins stage 20's individual time trial as Vincenzo Nibali moves closer to overall Tour de France victory.

Game of Thrones adds new characters
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:04:33 GMT

New additions for season five are announced at Comic Con event in San Diego.

High-speed train links Turkey cities
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:19:35 GMT

Turkey inaugurates a high-speed rail link between Istanbul and Ankara, slashing by half the seven-hour journey time between the two cities.

US 'will send migrant youths home'
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 03:12:05 GMT

President Obama meets Central American leaders and says undocumented immigrant children without legal claims to be in the US will be sent home.

Wikipedia blocks US Congress edits
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:12:08 GMT

Administrators have imposed a ban on Wikipedia alterations from the US House of Representatives, following "persistent disruptive editing".

Brazil frees up $13bn for economy
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:14:40 GMT

In a bid to stimulate the sluggish economy, the Brazilian central bank announces plans to reduce the amount commercial banks have to keep in reserve.

Peru to auction Montesinos jewels
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:18:11 GMT

The Peruvian government is to sell dozens of gold watches and diamond-encrusted cufflinks seized from disgraced ex-spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos.

CAR rebel leader rejects ceasefire
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:09:33 GMT

Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic reject a ceasefire deal and demand the country be partitioned between Muslims and Christians.

Wildlife loss link to child slavery
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:17:53 GMT

New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.

Dutch and Australians in MH17 talks
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:58:13 GMT

The Netherlands and Australia seek access to the rebel-controlled crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine as more bodies arrive in Eindhoven.

Australia brings asylum group ashore
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:56:05 GMT

A group of 157 asylum seekers held at sea will be brought to the Australian mainland to be detained, the immigration minister says.

BSkyB pays 5bn to create Sky Europe
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:10:07 GMT

BSkyB wants to take over Rupert Murdoch's pay TV companies in Germany and Italy in a move that would create a company with 20 million European viewers.

More Russians face EU sanctions
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:40:39 GMT

The EU adds 15 individuals and 18 entities to its sanctions list targeting Russians linked to the separatist uprising in eastern Ukraine.

American reporter held in Iran
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:38:16 GMT

An American reporter for the Washington Post, his wife and two other US journalists have been detained in Tehran, an Iranian official confirms.

Kidnapped Briton freed in Yemen
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:48:56 GMT

A British teacher who was kidnapped in Yemeni capital Sanaa in February has been released safely, the UK Foreign Office says.

Disturbance at 'crisis' prison
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:51:04 GMT

A disturbance breaks out at a Nottinghamshire prison which was heavily criticised in a report last week.

Navy commander faces affair claims
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:16:08 GMT

The first female commander of a major Royal Navy warship is understood to have left her vessel after allegations of an affair with one of her officers.

Russia's surprise interest rate rise
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:20:21 GMT

Russia's central bank has unexpectedly said it will raise its key bank interest rate over concerns about inflation and "geopolitical tension".

US firm withdraws Mothercare offer
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:04:29 GMT

US retailer Destination Maternity withdraws a takeover offer for Mothercare, saying it was clear shareholders wanted a "significant increase" in the offer.

UK economy back at pre-crisis level
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:42:48 GMT

The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.

Hamilton at back of grid after fire
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:24:20 GMT

Lewis Hamilton's car catches fire in Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying, leaving him at the back of the grid, with Nico Rosberg on pole.

Buttler must play aggressively - Cook
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:38:32 GMT

England captain Alastair Cook urges Jos Buttler not to change his attacking batting style when he makes his Test debut.

Bolt to run in 4x100m relay heats
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:49:48 GMT

Jamaican Usain Bolt arrives in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games and says he will run in the heats of 4x100m relay.

Hamill: Star Wars return 'a gift'
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:30:09 GMT

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill calls returning to the franchise was an "unexpected gift", and says Harrison Ford is recovering well from his broken ankle.

Secret Cinema cancels weekend shows
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:52:44 GMT

Thousands of ticket-holders are left disappointed as "immersive" outdoor screenings of Back To The Future are cancelled by organiser Secret Cinema.

Thousands welcome Giants to city
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:36:16 GMT

An estimated 100,000 people lined Liverpool's streets to welcome three giant marionettes which tell the story of the city during World War One.

VIDEO: S Sudan: 'The world is not paying attention'
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:29:39 GMT

Millions of people could face starvation unless more is done to stave off a looming famine in South Sudan, UNICEF and the World Food Programme have warned.

VIDEO: Isis 'overruns' Syrian military base
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:26:18 GMT

Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) say they have taken over a large Syrian army base on the outskirts of the city of Raqqa in north-eastern Syria.

VIDEO: Violence in CAR after ceasefire agreed
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:21:08 GMT

A new surge of violence is sweeping through the Central African Republic despite a ceasefire agreement between rival armed groups.

VIDEO: Sloviansk: Going back to ruined house
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:57:56 GMT

Many residents of Sloviansk are now returning home, after pro-Russian insurgents were pushed out of the eastern Ukrainian city at the beginning of July.

VIDEO: Honour for 101-year-old weatherman
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:38:16 GMT

America's longest serving volunteer weather observer, 101-year-old Richard G Hendrickson, will be honoured on Sunday for 84 years service.

VIDEO: Ebola death confirmed in Nigeria
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:29:02 GMT

Nigeria's health minister has confirmed that Ebola caused the death of a Liberian man who died in quarantine in Lagos.

VIDEO: Is Ramadan too commercial?
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:28:43 GMT

Many Pakistanis are complaining that Ramadan has become too commercial over the last few years, and is losing its true spirit.

VIDEO: 'Fluffy' dinosaur theory sparks debate
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:10:47 GMT

All dinosaurs were covered with feathers or had the potential to grow feathers, a study published in the journal, Science, suggests.

CAR: Where rumours can kill
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:08:11 GMT

Andrew Harding on how rumour turns to murder in CAR

Kuwait: Fear over freedoms as nationalities revoked
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:34:24 GMT

Growing concern for rights as Kuwait revokes citizenships

Gaza protests show a divided Berlin
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:04:22 GMT

Gaza conflict leaves Germans confused over who to support

The most important battle you've probably never heard of
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:21:57 GMT

The most important battle you have probably never heard of

Week in pictures: 19-25 July 2014
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:04:19 GMT

Selection of the best news photos from around the world.

The man serving life for marijuana
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:39:36 GMT

The man serving a life sentence for marijuana


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The Wall Street Journal: Swiss banks offering U.S. clients up to $5,000 to come clean with IRS
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:50:50 GMT

Some Swiss banks and other financial firms are offering to compensate U.S. clients who had undeclared accounts in the past if they confess them to the Internal Revenue Service.

NewsWatch: Buy-and-hold investing is impossible
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:00:10 GMT

Whether it is making moves on the edge of a portfolio or hiring a money manager who adapts and tries to guide the portfolio, it’s basic human nature to want to avoid pain, writes Chuck Jaffe.

The Wall Street Journal: Huge and ostentatious watches falling from favor
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:27:32 GMT

The large and heavy and ludicrously complicated are falling out of fashion with discerning watch shoppers. Simplicity is back in style.

The Wall Street Journal: Gaza Strip given brief respite from Israeli attacks
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:16:36 GMT

Israel and Hamas observe a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, giving the territory’s 1.8 million people a respite from nearly three weeks of fighting as international mediators struggled to secure a longer cease-fire.

The Wall Street Journal: How one Predator mission in 2000 helped dictate U.S.’s drone path
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:46:43 GMT

From the first mission of note, when, the CIA later concluded, a drone captured video of Osama bin Laden presiding over an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan, the drone program has grown into perhaps the most prominent instrument of U.S. counterterrorism policy.

Washington, D.C. — ‘marble graveyard’ no more
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:00:17 GMT

Donald Trump’s luxury hotel groundbreaking adds momentum to the capital’s transformation.

The Wall Street Journal: U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:50:01 GMT

As fighting between warring militias in Libya drew closer to Tripoli, the Obama administration said it had evacuated its personnel from the city.

Your Facebook ‘cult’ won’t let you quit
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:47:56 GMT

Why people freak out when you try to deactivate your account.

You may be drinking fake wine
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:44:34 GMT

This wine scammer could face decades in jail.

Would you chew beef-flavored gum? Candy companies hope so
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:43:34 GMT

Chewing gum makers make big promises, but analysts say sales will still decline.

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Arizona execution renews debate over methods
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:53:54 -0400

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections, an unidentified Arizona Corrections Officer adjusts the straps on the gurney used for lethal injections at the Arizona State Prison at Florence, Ariz. The prolonged execution this week of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combination highlights the patchwork approach states have been forced to take with lethal injection drugs, with the types, combinations and dosages varying widely. (AP Photo/Arizona Department of Corrections)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.


3 rockets hit Israel as Hamas rejects Gaza truce
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:51:23 -0400

A Palestinian woman carries her belongings past the rubble of houses destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Thousands of Gaza residents who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting streamed back to devastated border areas during a lull Saturday, and were met by large-scale destruction: scores of homes were pulverized, wreckage blocked roads and power cables dangled in the streets. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says three rockets have been fired from Gaza at Israel despite a proposed extension of a humanitarian truce in the Gaza war.


Detained CNN journalist freed in Ukraine
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:49:52 -0400

The new Russia (novorossiya) flag flying next to the Lenin statue at the Lenin Square in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. Donetsk on July 13, 2014A freelance Ukrainian journalist who was detained by pro-Russian separatists while working for the US news network CNN has been freed, the broadcaster said Saturday. CNN said news producer Anton Skiba, who was captured by armed men outside a hotel in the rebel-held city of Donetsk on Tuesday, had called them to say that he was "free and that he is fine." "CNN also has had visual confirmation that Skiba is free from sources on the ground in Donetsk," the network said on its online news site. Donetsk is under siege by Ukrainian forces, and fighting continued Saturday, with loud explosions heard in one suburb of the city.


2 guns found at hospital shooting suspect's home
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:49:10 -0400

A hospital worker views police activity near the scene of a shooting at a wellness center attached to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa., on Thursday, July 24, 2014. A doctor grazed by gunfire from a patient who had entered his office in a suburban hospital's psychiatric unit stopped him by returning fire with his own gun and injuring him, authorities said. (AP Photo)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist in suburban Philadelphia before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back.


No Love for US stars in defending world crown
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:44:21 -0400

Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves looks on during a game against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on December 18, 2012 in Miami, FloridaMinnesota Timberwolves star forward Kevin Love, being sought in trade deals by several NBA clubs, will not play for the United States in this year's Basketball World Cup. USA Basketball announced Saturday in a statement that Love, a member of the 2012 London Olympic gold-medal US team, will not participate in the world squad's training camp that opens Monday in Las Vegas "because of his current status." The Cleveland Cavaliers, fresh off landing four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James and signing guard Kyrie Irving to a long-term deal, want to make a deal for Love to provide a new "Big Three" for James as he tries to bring the Cavaliers their first NBA title and Cleveland its first major sports champion in half a century.


Israeli military says 3 rockets fired from Gaza after Hamas rejects 4-hour truce extension
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:43:01 -0400

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military says 3 rockets fired from Gaza after Hamas rejects 4-hour truce extension.

Nissan expands recall prompted by faulty air bag
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:40:40 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) — Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry.

Nibali secures Tour de France victory
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:33:02 -0400

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey rides during the twentieth stage, a 54 km individual time trial, as part of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 26, 2014 in western FrancePrigueux (France) (AFP) - Italian rider Vincenzo Nibali secured Tour de France victory on Saturday as Germany's Tony Martin dominated the penultimate 20th stage time trial and the host nation celebrated podium success. Barring a final stage catastrophe on Sunday, Astana rider Nibali is assured of winning his first Tour title on the Champs Elysees as he takes an impressive 7min 52sec lead to Paris. It is the first Tour victory by an Italian since Marco Pantani in 1998.


Giants acquire righty Jake Peavy from Red Sox
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:32:22 -0400

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy works against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants boosted their rotation for the stretch run by acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers.


Thousands ignore ban in Paris to protest Israeli offensive in Gaza
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:31:30 -0400

By Michel Rose PARIS (Reuters) - Pro-Palestinian protesters clashed with police in central Paris on Saturday when thousands of marchers defied a ban by French authorities to rally against Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip. French interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve warned organizers in a television address that they would be held responsible for any clashes and could be prosecuted for ignoring a ban that was confirmed by the country's top administrative court. TV footage showed a minority of demonstrators wearing balaclavas and traditional Arab keffiyeh headdresses throwing projectiles at riot officers after two hours of peaceful protest. By 1700 GMT (13:00 EST), most demonstrators had been evacuated from the square and order restored.

Nibali set to win Tour, with 2 Frenchmen on podium
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:30:47 -0400

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, strains during the twentieth stage of the Tour de France cycling race, an individual time-trial over 54 kilometers (33.6 miles) with start in Bergerac and finish in Perigueux, France, Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)PERIGUEUX, France (AP) — Finally cracking broad smiles after weeks of no-nonsense racing, Vincenzo Nibali confirmed he will win the Tour de France with another impressive ride in a dramatic penultimate stage on Saturday.


Israel extends temporary truce as Gaza toll tops 1,000
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:29:15 -0400

Israel on Saturday approved a four-hour extension of a temporary truce in Gaza, Israeli television said, after the Palestinian death toll topped 1,000 with the retrieval of more than 130 bodies. Shortly after the original truce expired at 1700 GMT, the Israeli military reported three mortar rounds fired from Gaza, but media reports said the army did not regard this as a major violation. The truce extension decision came after US Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers from Europe and the Middle East urged Israel and the Hamas movement to extend the fragile truce. "We all call on parties to extend the humanitarian ceasefire," France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters in Paris after meeting Kerry and foreign ministers from Britain, Germany, Italy, Qatar and Turkey, as well as an EU representative.

EU targets Russian intelligence chiefs, readies tougher sanctions
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:27:28 -0400

Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) reviews Russian naval ships in the Crimean port of Sevastopol on May 9, 2014, with head of the Federal Security Service (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov (R) and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (L)Spurred into action by the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the EU put Russia's intelligence chiefs on its sanctions list Saturday as it readied much harsher measures against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis. The director of the FSB security service, Alexander Bortnikov, and the head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, Mikhail Fradkov, were among 15 people and 18 entities hit with asset freezes and visa bans, the EU's Official Journal said. Bortnikov and Fradkov, both members of the Russian Security Council, were included for their part in "threatening the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine," it said. Among other figures was Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, who offered to send troops to support the pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine accused of shooting down flight MH17 with a Russian-supplied missile.


'Batman v Superman' stare-down comes to Comic-Con
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:27:23 -0400

Bersain Gutierrez, dressed as Superman, carries an American flag during preview night at the 2014 Comic-Con International Convention held Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in San Diego. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Invision/AP)SAN DIEGO (AP) — Batman and Superman engaged in an epic staring contest at Comic-Con.


Hamas official says group rejects Israel's proposed four-hour extension of Gaza war truce
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:25:36 -0400

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas official says group rejects Israel's proposed four-hour extension of Gaza war truce.

Goldman mortgage deal with federal agency could reach $1.25 billion: source
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:24:36 -0400

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Chairman and CEO Blankfein moderates a panel discussion at North American Energy Summit in New YorkBy Lauren Tara LaCapra NEW YORK (Reuters) - A deal to resolve a U.S. regulator's claims against Goldman Sachs Group Inc over mortgage-backed securities sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac leading up to the financial crisis could cost the bank between $800 million and $1.25 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter. The person said Goldman Sachs is discussing a settlement with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which filed 18 lawsuits against Goldman and other banks in 2011 over about $200 billion in mortgage-backed securities that later went sour. Goldman Sachs and the FHFA declined to comment on Saturday.


Colts' Ballard out for season due to torn Achilles
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:19:12 -0400

Indianapolis Colts running back Vick Ballard rides off the field on a cart after he was injured during the NFL team's football training camp in Anderson, Ind., Friday, July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Colts running back Vick Ballard spent 10 months working his way back from serious injury.


Dalton's future with Bengals secure ... for now
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:16:58 -0400

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) and wide receiver A.J. Green (18) run together during the NFL football team's first practice at training camp on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo)CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton and the rest of the Bengals took the field for their first training camp practice, applauded by several hundred fans in the metal, temporary bleachers.


No ticket for Shrek over loud musical, chief says
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:16:27 -0400

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A musical being performed in a New Hampshire park has drawn some noise complaints, but the deputy police chief says he's "not giving Shrek a ticket."

On border, Obama prods GOP while citing progress
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:08:11 -0400

Guatemala's President Otto Perez Molina, left, and Honduran President Juan Hernandez, right, listen as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media, after they met to discuss Central American immigration and the border crisis in the Cabinet Room of the White House Friday, July 25, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo)WASHINGTON (AP) — With one week left before Congress' August recess, President Barack Obama is prodding Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families from Central America, but with chances dimming that border legislation will reach his desk before the break, he also is focusing on other ways to stem the flow.


Rocket kills four children in Egypt near Gaza border: sources
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:58:18 -0400

Four children were killed and five other people were injured when a rocket landed near their homes in Rafah, an Egyptian town in Sinai near the border with Gaza, security officials said on Saturday. Three security sources said the rocket was likely fired by Islamist militants operating in the Sinai peninsula, which borders Israel and the Palestinian Gaza Strip. The state news agency MENA said security officials were still investigating where the rocket had come from. The attacks surged after the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Mursi last year and the militants extended their reach to Egypt's mainland with a series of bombings, prompting the army to intensify its attacks on them in Sinai.

UN finds second black box of Air Algerie jet
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:58:02 -0400

This photo provided Friday July 25, 2014 by the French army shows soldiers at the site of the plane crash in Mali. French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, the French president said. Terrorism hasn't been ruled out as a cause, although officials say the most likely reason for the catastrophe that killed all onboard is bad weather. At least 116 people were killed in Thursday's disaster, nearly half of whom were French. (AP Photo/ECPAD)PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande said Saturday he wants the remains of all passengers on the Air Algerie plane that fell from the sky and disintegrated to be brought to France and the site of this week's catastrophe marked with a memorial to the 118 who died.


Browns fans flock to see Johnny Football
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:56:14 -0400

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) passes during the first practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Berea, Ohio Saturday, July 26, 2014. (AP Photo)BEREA, Ohio (AP) — They came to see what he's all about, to see if Johnny Football can be the one to lead the Browns back to glory.


Pot seen as reason for rise in Denver homeless
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:52:33 -0400

DENVER (AP) — Officials at some Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger people living on the city's streets.

Hollande declares three days of mourning over Air Algerie crash
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:44:58 -0400

Debris is seen at the crash site of Air Algerie flight AH5017 near the northern Mali town of GossiBy Michel Rose and Emma Farge DAKAR/PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande ordered that flags on government buildings across France fly at half-mast for three days from Monday after the death of 118 people including 54 French nationals in the crash of an Air Algerie flight in Mali. Hollande, who met with relatives of victims for three hours on Saturday afternoon, said that all the bodies would be flown to France and that he would make sure that families can, at some point, travel to the crash site to help them cope with grief. "A headstone will be erected so that no one ever forgets that on this land, on this site, 118 people perished," Hollande said in a television address, his third on the air disaster in three days. The United Nations said on Saturday that its experts had located the second black box from flight AH5017 that crashed in the West African country earlier this week.


DA: 2 more guns found at hospital shooter's home
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:35:53 -0400

A hospital worker views police activity near the scene of a shooting at a wellness center attached to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa., on Thursday, July 24, 2014. A doctor grazed by gunfire from a patient who had entered his office in a suburban hospital's psychiatric unit stopped him by returning fire with his own gun and injuring him, authorities said. (AP Photo)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities have found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back.


Pope goes to stronghold of Naples-area mobsters
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:35:38 -0400

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate a mass in Caserta, Italy, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Pope Francis will remain in Caserta for a few hours, but will be back here for a private visit on Monday. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)CASERTA, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis has traveled to a southern Italian stronghold of a clan of mobsters who poisoned local farmlands by dumping illicitly trafficked toxic waste.


Australia hit 200 cycling medals, Bolt breezes in
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:34:24 -0400

Australia's Annette Edmondson celebrates winning the women's 10km scratch race in the in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on July 26, 2014Australia became the first country to win 200 Commonwealth Games cycling medals on Saturday as Olympic and world sprint king Usain Bolt arrived to a predictable media scrum. Australia's Annette Edmondson won the women s 10km scratch race gold before Kieran Modra and Jason Niblett grabbed silver in the men's sprint tandem and compatriots Paul Kennedy and Thomas Clarke captured bronze to take their country to the 200-medal mark. Edmondson's gold came just a day after brother Alex had won the 4,000m individual pursuit.


Ohio State to form task force after band scandal
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:29:57 -0400

In this Nov. 19, 2013 photo, Ohio State University marching band director Jon Waters poses for a photograph at the Steinbrener Band Center in Ohio Stadium before practice, in Columbus Ohio. OSU on Thursday, July 24, 2014 fired Waters amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Eamon Queeney)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University says a task force will be formed to help bring changes after the firing of its celebrated marching band's director amid allegations he ignored rampant sexual harassment.


Video shows smiling American bomber in Syria
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:28:34 -0400

This undated frame grab from video provided by the Manara al-Bayda, the media arm of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front, on Friday, July 25, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows American suicide attacker Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, who was known among rebels as Hurayra al-Amriki. Abu-Salha is the first American to carry out a suicide attack in Syria's civil war. (AP Photo/Manara al-Bayda)BEIRUT (AP) — An al-Qaida-linked group fighting in Syria has released video of the first American to carry out a suicide attack in the country's civil war, showing him smiling and saying he looked forward to going to heaven.


Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:25:44 -0400

FILE - This June 30, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama as he stands with Vice President Joe Biden during a news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington. President Obama’s request for billions of dollars to deal with tens of thousands of migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White House, six years in , still doesn’t get it when it comes to working with Congress. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans. Lawmakers in both parties complained that the White House — six years in — still doesn't get it when it comes to working with Congress.


Israel says ready to extend short Gaza truce; many bodies pulled from rubble
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:22:39 -0400

Palestinians shop at a market in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza StripBy Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will extend a humanitarian truce in the Gaza Strip by a further four hours, a government source said on Saturday, as the number of Palestinian deaths in the 19-day war topped 1,000. It was not immediately clear if Hamas Islamists, who control the coastal enclave, were also willing to prolong the ceasefire, which was originally due to last just 12 hours. "It's all gone, our whole lives were in that house, home to 18 people!" screamed Zaneen, a small woman in a black robe and purple head scarf, as she wondered through the debris in the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip. "My God, we want peace, peace and for all this to stop!" Israel's security cabinet was due to convene later on Saturday to discuss international efforts, being led by U.S, Secretary of State John Kerry in Paris, to secure a longer lasting truce.


Packers re-sign WR Jordy Nelson after 1st practice
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:11:27 -0400

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Packers have signed receiver Jordy Nelson to a contract extension, securing their top player at a position that has had several high-profile departures in recent years.

MH17 victims' family: Airline lacking compassion
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:09:10 -0400

the Calehr familyTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 called the carrier rigid and bureaucratic Saturday, saying it has offered them no professional grief counselling in more than a week and refused to organize a flight home to Houston for the boys' grandmother.


49ers RB Kendall Hunter out with torn ACL
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:04:18 -0400

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Michael Wihoite (57) warms up next to teammate Kendall Hunter (32) during an NFL football training camp on Friday, July 25, 2014, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers running back Kendall Hunter's season is over before it began.


Penn State hires former Cal AD to lead program
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:55:45 -0400

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State has hired Sandy Barbour as athletic director, a month after she stepped down as AD at the University of California-Berkeley.

Nigeria to screen airline travelers for Ebola
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:55:45 -0400

A man reads a local newspaperson a street with the headline Ebola Virus kills Liberian in Lagos, in Lagos Nigeria, Saturday, July 26, 2014. An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 600 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent's most populous nation after a Liberian man with a high fever vomited aboard an airplane to Nigeria and then died there, officials said Friday. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba) The 40-year-old man had recently lost his sister to Ebola in Liberia, health officials there said. It was not immediately clear how he managed to board a flight, but he was moved into an isolation ward upon arrival in Nigeria on Tuesday and died on Friday. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)ABUJA (AP) — Nigerian officials say they are screening passengers arriving from foreign countries for symptoms of Ebola, after a traveler from Liberia died of the contagious disease in Lagos.


US faces intel hurdles in downing of airliner
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:55:30 -0400

FILE - This July 19, 2014, file photo shows pro-Russian fighter guarding the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine. Ukraine said the passenger plane was shot down as it flew over the country, killing all 298 people on board. A series of unanswered questions about the downing of the flight shows the limits of U.S. intelligence-gathering even when it is intensely focused, as it has been in Ukraine since Russia seized Crimea in March. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka, File)ASPEN, Colorado (AP) — A series of unanswered questions about the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shows the limits of U.S. intelligence gathering even when it is intensely focused, as it has been in Ukraine since Russia seized Crimea in March.


U.S. evacuates Libya embassy after 'free-wheeling' militia violence
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:54:09 -0400

Smoke rises over the Airport Road area after heavy fighting between rival militias broke out near the airport in TripoliBy Patrick Markey TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, driving its staff under heavy military guard across the border to Tunisia after escalating clashes broke out between rival militias in Tripoli. Security in the Libyan capital has deteriorated following two weeks of fighting between brigades of former rebel fighters who have exchanged rocket, cannon and artillery fire in southern Tripoli near the embassy compound. The violence is the worst seen in Tripoli since the 2011 fall of Muammar Gaddafi. The fighting has killed at least 50 people, shut down most international flights and forced the United Nations and Turkey to pull out their diplomatic staff.


Israel agrees to extend Gaza war truce by 4 hours
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:54:09 -0400

A Palestinian woman inspects the damage of her destroyed house during a 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, Saturday, July 26, 2014. Gaza residents used a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire on Saturday to stock up on supplies and survey the devastation from nearly three weeks of fighting, as they braced for a resumption of Israel's war on Hamas amid stalled efforts to secure a longer truce. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel agreed Saturday to extend a 12-hour humanitarian truce in the Gaza war by four hours, a Cabinet minister said. In Gaza, a health official said the Palestinian death toll in 19 days of fighting had surpassed 1,000.



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Penn State Taps Sandy Barbour as New AD
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:43:27 GMT

After two and half years of turmoil in leadership, Penn State University has finally found the person it wants to lead its athletic programs.






U.S. Evacuates Embassy in Libya as Militia Violence Spirals
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:23:15 GMT

American officials told NBC News that 158 Americans, including 80 heavily armed U.S. Marines, left the embassy compound early Saturday.






MH17 Victims' Families Angered by Poor Treatment
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:11:53 GMT

Two families of victims who died when the Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down said they have not received compensation yet from the company.

Upstate New York's 'Lost' Spanish Hotels
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:41:35 GMT

Upstate N.Y. has been a vacation place for generations of Jewish families, but few know its history as a haven for Spaniards and Latinos.






Pause: Israel Agrees to Extend Gaza Truce By Four Hours
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:36:59 GMT

A further extension of the humanitarian truce would be considered when the Israeli Security Cabinet meets later Saturday.






Giants Get Peavy in Trade With Red Sox
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:43:23 GMT

The deal completed Saturday is pending the commissioner's approval, but the Giants hope to put Peavy up against the Dodgers as early as Sunday.






Meet the Putins: Inside the Russian Leader's Mysterious Family
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:42:27 GMT

The world has been reminded that Russian-strongman/President Vladimir Putin has not just one daughter, but two. And they’re beautiful.






'Bronie' Boom? How 3D Printing Could Change the Toy Industry
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:41:26 GMT

The 3-D printing is making it easier than ever for fans to express their love for TV shows, movies and video games.






Kevin Love Reportedly Pulling Out of USA Basketball
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:38:53 GMT

Love has decided that playing for USA Basketball this summer would simply be too much of a risk.






Apologetic Prison Escapee Captured in Boston: Police
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:28:00 GMT

Tyler Malmstrom had been on the run since July 10 after having escaped from a minimum-security correctional facility in Maine.

Think Before Booking: What You Should Know About Airbnb
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:20:43 GMT


Border Crisis: Texas Authorities Worried About Smuggling
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:13:58 GMT


Border Crisis: Texas Authorities Concerned About Smuggling
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:13:58 GMT


Jon Hamm and Jimmy Fallon Spit Food on Each Other
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:07:38 GMT

In a skit about the "Palisades Park Pet Patrol," the two played guys with a fondness for enunciating the letter P — while with their mouths full.

Second Black Box Recovered in Air Algerie Crash
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:30:42 GMT

The second black box has been found in the crash that killed all 118 people on board, including 54 French citizens.

Bystanders Grab Violent Robber Who Duct-Taped Woman
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:18:15 GMT

Bystanders helped capture a robber after he allegedly forced a woman into her apartment, bound her and took off with cash and valuables, police say.

'Game of Thrones' Fans Get Free Tattoos at Comic-Con
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:15:55 GMT

Artists from a San Diego tattoo shop offered fans the chance to get free tattoos, courtesy of HBO who paid the tattoo artists for the event.

Deaths Top 1,000 as Gazans Return to Devastated Homes
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:39:02 GMT

Thousands of Gazans who streamed back to their homes in hard-hit border areas during the lull in fighting found a scene of destruction.






'Topless Tour' Inspires Travelers to Undress
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:35:33 GMT

It's becoming a trendy experience for female travelers: a topless photo in a scenic location, shot from the back and widely shared on social media.






Gazans Search the Rubble During 12-Hour Truce
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:29:49 GMT

Thousands of Gazans returned to survey the damage to their homes during a humanitarian truce on Saturday.

What Everyone Should Know About Hot-Car Deaths
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:33:40 GMT

It's depressingly common for parents to leave children in broiling hot cars, and each case carries lessons for how to avoid similar circumstances.






U.S. Evacuates American Embassy in Libya
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:31:16 GMT

American officials told NBC News that 158 Americans, including 80 heavily armed U.S. Marines, left the embassy compound early Saturday.






Mysterious River Runs Blood-Red in China
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:21:29 GMT

Baffled locals who used to boast that they had one of the healthiest rivers in China were baffled when the river turned a deep, dark red.

Watch Live: Nibali Pads Lead as Tour Enters Final Stage
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:54:00 GMT

With only two stages left, Italy's Vincenzo Nibali looks to pad his lead during Stage 20 of the Tour de France.






'We Love You': Parents of Crash Victim Tour Site
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:38:34 GMT

George and Angela Dyczynski - the first family members known to have visited the site - say they do not believe their 25-year-old daughter was dead.







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US evacuates Libya embassy after 'free-wheeling' militia violence - Reuters
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TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, driving its staff under heavy military guard across the border to Tunisia after escalating clashes broke out between rival militias in Tripoli. Security in the Libyan capital has ...
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Russia accuses US of lying about Moscow, contributing to Ukraine's turmoil - Fox News
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Russia on Saturday accused the United States of adding fuel to the fire of the Ukraine crisis and suggested that Obama administration “lies” about Moscow's involvement in the downed Malaysian jetliner led European nations to impose new sanctions on ...
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UN Recovers Second Black Box From Air Algerie Crash Site - Bloomberg
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The United Nations said it recovered the second black box from the Air Algerie MD-83 that crashed in Mali this week as troops from France, Mali and Burkina Faso continued recovery efforts. More than 200 soldiers have been deployed to a thinly populated ...
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Red Sox have entered sell mode with today's trade of Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants. The Red Sox will receive two minor league pitchers: right-handed reliever Heath Hembree, a 25-year-old with 46 strikeouts in 391⁄3 ...
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Can Ohio State reverse band culture of sexual harassment?

Ohio State University dismissed marching band director Jonathan Waters Thursday after concluding he knew about, but failed to stop inappropriate rituals. The university will appoint a task force to help bring about changes in the band.

More young homeless in Denver, drawn by legal marijuana

At homeless shelters in Denver, officials say the rise in young men living on the streets is due to legalized marijuana.

Amid cease-fire, Gaza residents head home to find widespread destruction

In the city of Beit Hanoun, near the border with Israel, house after house was flattened, reduced to piles of rubble, or an empty shell. For one resident, it was a call to resistance.

Hollande declares three days of mourning in France for Air Algerie victims

Flags across France will fly at half-mast for three days as the country mourns the loss of 54 French nationals that were killed in the Air Algerie crash earlier this week. President Hollande also said he would arrange for families of the victims to visit the crash site.

Why Tyson Foods is closing three plants, employing 950 workers

Tyson Foods plans to close three factories, one in Iowa, one in New York, and one in New Mexico. Tyson Foods employs some 115,000 people worldwide.

Obama to 'unlock' cellphone rights: How free will you be?

Congress passed a bipartisan bill to allow customers to unlock their cellphones and use them with any carrier. President Obama says he'll sign the bill. But the battle isn't over.

Attacks across Afghanistan kill at least 15, election recount paused

Assaults in three Afghan provinces killed at least 15 people Saturday, while remarks by a Taliban leader seemed to indicate fighting will continue as long as the US has a presence in the country.

Has impeachment talk gone too far?

Both parties are openly talking about impeachment when, politically speaking, it's going nowhere. The chatter shows how impeachment – or at least talk of it – is evolving as a useful political tool.

Israel extends 12-hour cease-fire, will it go past midnight?

Seven nations have asked Israel and Hamas to extend Saturday's cease-fire. Israel reportedly agreed to extend the cease-fire until midnight Saturday to discuss a longer extension.  What about Hamas?

Rules for quiet electric cars have to be delayed, automakers say

Rules for quiet hybrid and electric cars to have alert noises aren't ready yet. Thus, automakers are urging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to delay the rules for quiet electric cars.

Police still baffled by Abigail Hernandez's disappearance

Missing for nine months, 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez returned to her New Hampshire home last week, leaving police with questions about why she vanished and who may have helped conceal her.

Should steroid-era stars be admitted to Baseball Hall of Fame with asterisk?

Tony La Russa told ESPN he believes players like Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire should be included in the Baseball Hall of Fame as the greatest players of their generation despite questions about their use of performance enhancing drugs.

Governors chafe at quiet dispersion of child border crossers

Governors are learning secondhand that some of the unaccompanied child border crossers are being sent to their states to live during deportation proceedings. Some are not happy at the lack of communication or coordination.

Britain: 'Highly likely' MH17 brought down by Russian-supplied missile

Britain's Foreign Office said Russia had issued contradictory claims about the downing of MH17 and it was 'highly likely' the Malaysian airliner was brought down by a Russian-supplied missile. Ten Brits were killed in the crash.

Second black box found at Air Algerie crash site

UN investigators found the second flight data recorder at the Air Algerie crash site in Mali Saturday. The second black box may help to determine what happened to the plane which had encountered bad weather on Thursday.

John McCain calls 2-hour Arizona execution 'torture'

Senator John McCain said Wednesday's execution of Joseph Wood, which took more than 90 minutes and left him gasping for air throughout, was a 'bollocks-upped situation.' McCain supports capital punishment for certain crimes.

Comic-Con debuts new 'Mockingjay' trailer

The latest trailer for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I" was shown to fans at Comic-Con in San Diego Friday. The trailer can be seen at Best Buy today and online on Monday. Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) is shown taking up the fight against President Snow.

How to address gender inequalities in agriculture

Gender inequality in agriculture has been analyzed by experts to find ways to help women farmers. Researchers have developed five ways that can help address gender inequalities in agriculture.

Soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies

These chewy delights use chocolate chunks and an unexpected add-in to get the right amount of softness and chocolatey flavor in every bite. Better yet, they stay that way even when they're not straight out of the oven!

Philly police search for suspects in carjacking that killed three children

Philadelphia police are searching for two men who allegedly carjacked an SUV and hit a fruit stand, killing three siblings ages 7, 10, and 15, and injuring their mother and the carjacking victim.

UN report finds Islamic State is undergoing a 'Syrian-ization'

A UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria found Syrian rebels were defecting from other armed opposition groups and joining the Islamic State insurgency, a process the investigators called a 'Syrian-ization' of the Islamic State.

Video captures massive 'haboob' hitting Phoenix

Phoenix was enveloped by a massive dust storm, some 3,000 feet high, on Friday evening. The 'haboob' knocked out power to as many as 12,000 Phoenix residents.

US evacuates embassy in Tripoli as fighting in Libya intensifies

On Saturday, diplomats from the US embassy in Libya were evacuated to Tunisia under US military escort as fighting between rival militias grew close to the embassy. The State Department also issued travel warnings for Libya. 

Miami-Dade judge rules Fla. ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional

Agreeing with an earlier ruling by a judge in Monroe County, a Miami-Dade judge ruled Friday Florida's ban on same-sex marriage served only to discriminate against same-sex couples. Both ruling are expected to face appeals.

One Gaza family's dinner in a brief moment without war

A 12-hour truce is under way in Gaza. The night before it started, more than two-dozen relatives, crowded into a small Gaza City apartment to which they have fled for safety, talked of their losses and hopes for more quiet.

Russia says EU sanctions will undermine cooperation against terrorism

On Friday, the EU reach an agreement to impose its first economic sanctions on Russia. Russia reacted angrily, saying it meant scaling down cooperation on issues like terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and organized crime. 

French blogger owes $2,000 in damages over review 'too prominent' on Google

The blogger's critique of a restaurant was so high in Google's search results that it damaged the restaurant's reputation, a French court ruled.

Allowing Afghanistan's future to be hijacked

Are Afghans being sent the message that there is no point in democracy?

Mark Zuckerberg sprints past Google co-founders on list of wealthiest people

After Facebook's strong second quarter results, founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is now worth $33.3 billion, placing him at number 16 on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. 

Florida doctors cannot discuss gun safety with patients, says court (+video)

The Florida law bars doctors from discussing firearms safety with their patients. It was passed after several individuals perceived questions about gun ownership as intrusive and offensive. An appeals court upheld the privacy law.

How a massive solar storm almost wreaked havoc on Earth – but didn't (+video)

The event two years ago this week was the most powerful solar storm ever recorded. It could have triggered widespread power failures and wreaked havoc on satellites.

Why Democrats love all the ‘impeach Obama’ talk (+video)

At a Monitor breakfast Friday, an Obama aide said that House Speaker John Boehner’s move to sue President Obama has ‘opened the door to Republicans possibly considering impeachment.’

Migrant children: All 50 states are housing them, but not to the same degree (+video)

HHS revealed on Thursday the number of unaccompanied migrant children being housed in each state. Some public officials want them, while others want to send them back.

Humongous swarm of mayflies captured on weather radar

National Weather Service Radar has detected an enormous swarm of mayflies emerging from the Mississippi River for the slippery finale of their brief lives in the open air. 

Survey: many combat vets worried about exposure to ‘burn pits’ (+video)

Burn pits are open-air areas where the US military burned water bottles and plastic-foam cups, as well as human and medical waste. The VA has set up a registry for troops to detail their concerns.

Can your town ban fracking? Depends on the state

A judge struck down a fracking ban in Longmont, Colo. Thursday – a victory for oil and gas companies, and a blow to environmentalists trying to halt fracking at the local level. As more and more cities and towns mull fracking bans, courts are weighing in with decisions that vary widely by state.

If Google buys Twitch, will it put a giant target on their backs?

Google will reportedly buy Twitch.tv for $1 billion. But will the sale open up Twitch to legal disaster? Worry not, says the company.

By the numbers: Is the Apple iPad in trouble?

Although the iPad has been losing market share, the Apple device is still the best-selling tablet on the market. Analysts predict its sales will rise as result of Apple's partnership with IBM. 

Small shift in West Coast shipping lanes can protect blue whales, study says (+video)

Biologists who tracked blue whales over 15 years say small adjustments to shipping lanes near San Francisco and Los Angeles could vastly improve the long-term survival of the species.

Start of a third intifada? West Bank Palestinians flood streets (+video)

Palestinian protests are growing in the West Bank, with many seeing more hope in Hamas's resistance model than in PA President Abbas's negotiations with Israel.


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ONE EMAIL costs mining company $300 MEEELION
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:03:07 GMT

Environmental activist walks free after hoax sent share price over a cliff

In January 2013, a chap called Jonathan Moylan sent a single email that caused an AU$314m - £174m or $295m - dip in a coal company's value.…

SHOCK and AWS: The fall of Amazon's deflationary cloud
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:07:05 GMT

Just as Jeff Bezos did to books and CDs, Amazon's rivals are now doing to it

Analysis It's tough being a victim of your own business strategy, especially if you're Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.…

DAYS from end of life as we know it: Boffins tell of solar storm near-miss
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:58:05 GMT

'We'd still be picking up the pieces now'

Two years ago this week the Sun let off one of its periodic solar flares, and a new analysis of its force shows that human civilization had a very near miss indeed.…

Fares fair, says New York: Lyft finally gets in gear for the Big Apple
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:27:41 GMT

Here comes the pink mustache

Ride-sharing service Lyft has agreed to a deal with New York officials to allow the company to open shop in New York City.…

NO SALE: IBM won't cash in its chips with GlobalFoundries after all
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:33:06 GMT

Chip fab firm wanted IBM's brains but thought its facilities had 'little or no value' – report

IBM's hopes of unloading its loss-making semiconductor division to GlobalFoundries have reportedly been dashed, with GlobalFoundries refusing to budge on price.…

Bose says today IS F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:13:36 GMT

Music gear giant seeks some of that sweet, sweet Apple pie

Audio thing biz Bose is suing Apple-owned Beats Electronics alleging patent infringement.…

Google to feed machines with evidence of human physical weaknesses – and that's a good thing
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:45:07 GMT

Don't panic, citizen. These computers are your frieeeends

Google's X laboratory is working with a team of biologists and geneticists to analyze human frailties using the web giant's computing might.…

Rackspace touts cloudy, single-tenant OnMetal servers to world+dog
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:46:56 GMT

Pricing revealed for dedicated boxes that provision like clouds

Underdog cloud provider Rackspace has announced pricing for its new OnMetal servers, which it has made generally available on Friday following a limited trial phase.…

In the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave ... you can legally carrier unlock your own phone
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:54:13 GMT

Once Obama signs law passed today by House of Reps

Here at Vulture West, we're looking out for porcine aviators: the usually divided US House of Representatives unanimously passed a law allowing people who've bought phones to actually unlock the things from their carriers.…

How long is too long to wait for a security fix?
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:40:52 GMT

Synology finally patches OpenSSL bugs in Trevor's NAS

Sysadmin blog Synology quietly released version 4.2-3250 of its DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating system this month. This squashes critical security bugs in version 4.2 of DSM – bugs that were fixed in version 5.0 in June, so consider this a back port.…

Twitch rich as Google flicks $1bn hitch switch, claims snitch
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:37:17 GMT

Gameplay streaming biz and search king refuse to deny fresh gobble rumors

Google and Twitch were tight-lipped this morning in California – amid swirling rumors that the internet goliath will formally seal a $1bn deal to buy the video-streaming upstart.…

Need a US visa, passport? Prepare for misery: Database crash strands thousands
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:22:32 GMT

'It's going to take a little while'

An unspecified glitch in a global database used by the US government to issue passports and travel visas has left countless people around the world unable to travel for the last few days, according to State Department officials.…

Indie ISP to Netflix: Give it a rest about 'net neutrality' – and get your checkbook out
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:58:08 GMT

The side of the debate you don't often hear

A pioneering American community ISP is telling customers that Netflix should spend more time improving its technology, more money on its network – and less energy on lobbying in Washington DC.…

Healthy Fibre biz fattens QLogic's bottom line... and not before time
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:03:11 GMT

Only way is up for storage adapter supplier

It's a new fiscal year and a fresh first quarter for QLogic... and it looks like Q’s droopy revenue woes are set to end. It appears to have bottomed out, with numbers once again on the rise as Q starts growing again.…

Feel free to BONK on the TUBE, says Transport for London
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:29:07 GMT

Plus: Almost NOBODY uses pay-by-bonk on buses - Visa

From 16 September you will be able to pay for your journey on the London Underground with your pay-by-bonk contactless card or NFC-enabled phone.…

Disaster Recovery upstart joins DR 'as a service' gang
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:03:08 GMT

Quorum joins the aaS crowd with DRaaS offering

Disaster recovery company Quorum uses a customer’s second site or its own cloud site to provide the user with backup and DR location for physical and virtualised server customers, and claims one-click recovery through its on-site onQ appliances.…

Audio tech upstart DTS takes on Wi-Fi speaker juggernaut Sonos
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:39:06 GMT

Wireless speaker tech market gets feisty

Audio tech supplier DTS is taking on Sonos’ wireless speakers with its Play-Fi tech, which it claims employs open and lossless audio technology.…

The XP factor gives MEGA-DISTIE Ingram Q2 sales a boost
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:58:04 GMT

Just don't ask about operating profits...

The tills rang often for massive global distie Ingram Micro during its second calendar quarter, helped by frenzied PC refresh activity, but squeezing out better long term profits remains a work in progress.…

Pinterest diversity stats: Also pale and male (but not as much as Twitter)
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:32:06 GMT

Cats'n'flowers site latest to admit white men rule its roost

Pinterest is generally used to store images of polka dot knickers, cute animals and bags of artisan pear drops. What might come as a shock to its users is that Pinterest is actually run by the same “stale, pale and male” clique often seen at the rudder of other big Silicon Valley.…

French authorities take lead in grilling Google on 'Right to be Forgotten'
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:02:04 GMT

Will that be medium or raaaaare?

Google, Yahoo! and Bing have been grilled by the EU’s top data protection tzars.…

Jurassic squawk: Dinos were Earth's early FEATHERED friends
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:29:11 GMT

Boffins research: Ancient dinos may all have had 'potential' fluff

Pic Boffins now reckon it's possible any or all dinosaurs sported feathers, after finding the first ever example of a dino with feathers and scales.…

Termination charges drop smacks Vodafone and EE in the WALLET
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:01:09 GMT

Europe hits saturation

The reduction in how much mobile networks receive for handling incoming calls has hit both Vodafone and EE so hard that they have both separated out the charges in interim financial reports.…

UK.gov's Open Source switch WON'T get rid of Microsoft, y'know
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:36:10 GMT

What do you mean, we've ditched Redmond in favour of IBM?!

Analysis Freetards are elated: Call-me-Dave’s people in the Cabinet Office have done the right thing and backed the Open Document Format as the default government file format.…

Apple smacked with privacy sueball over Location Services
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:18:12 GMT

Class action launched on behalf of 100 million iPhone owners

A woman has brought a class-action lawsuit for "invasion of privacy" against Apple over claims surrounding the firm's use of Location Services to track iPhone users and store data on their movements.…

US judge 'troubled' by Apple's $450m bid to end ebook price-fixing row
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:01:09 GMT

Beak questions whether settlement is fair to customers

US federal judge Denise Cote is not particularly chuffed with Apple and its proposed $450m settlement in an ebook price-fixing lawsuit – because the odds are stacked against customers if the appeals process goes Cupertino's way.…

Sysadmin Day 2014: Quick, there's still time to get the beers in
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:24:11 GMT

He walked over the broken glass, killed the thugs... and er... reconnected the cables*

It is 25 July, and that means it's Systems Administrators Appreciation Day once more. Sysadmin Day is that one special day a year where syadmins the world over say to each other "Wow, I can't believe we all made it another year", and everyone else forgets that this has been a thing for 14 years.…

BSkyB slurps Murdoch's Italian and German Sky assets to beef up European pay-TV biz
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:58:02 GMT

Pays Uncle Rupert £4.9bn for square-eyed deal

BSkyB is pursing a bold pay-TV strategy in Europe with the unsurprising buyout today of 21st Century Fox's 100 per cent stake in Sky Italia and 57.4 per cent interest in Sky Deutschland.…

The END of the FONDLESLAB KINGS? Apple and Samsung have reason to FEAR
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:27:11 GMT

With all appliances and means to boot... Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown

The two traditional kingpins of the tablet market may soon be hearing the footsteps of competitors gaining on them as both Apple and Samsung have lost market share in the latest report from IDC.…

Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: The plug-in for plutocrats
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:01:04 GMT

It's amazing what swapping batteries can do

Review Porsche has been messing about with hybrids for a few years now. You could even go back as far as 1943 with the Ferdinand Elefant tank destroyer that had a hybrid electric drive.…

NSA man: 'Tell me about your Turkish connections'
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:32:09 GMT

Spooks ask Dabbsy to suggest a nice hotel with pool

Something for the Weekend, Sir? “Excuse me, sir, may I see your passport?”

Vote now for LOHAN's stirring mission patch motto
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:02:11 GMT

Does the shed actually know no bounds, or what?

Poll It's been a blast, but after some serious linguistic tomfoolery, the time has come to decide on a stirring motto to adorn our proposed Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission patch.…

Roll out the welcome mat to hackers and crackers
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:41:07 GMT

Security chap pens guide to bug bounty programs that won't fail like Yahoo!'s

A clear and easy to read policy is key to developing a good internal bug bounty program, according to BugCrowd which has published guidelines to help businesses encourage the security community to report vulnerabilities.…

Australia floats website blocks and ISP liability to stop copyright thieves
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:18:21 GMT

Big Content could get the right to order ISPs to stop traffic

Australia's is pondering whether it needs the power to block websites that facilitate copyright infringement.…

Teardown gurus iFixit play with Fire – Amazon's new mobe
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:02:03 GMT

Amazon handset proves a complex bit of kit in repair tests

The teardown team at repairs biz iFixit has cracked open Amazon's Fire smartmobe, and it seems the new handset is indeed a complex piece of kit even by modern smartphone standards.…

Huawei to virtual world: Give us your desktops and no-one gets hurt
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:32:05 GMT

Telecom-directed virty efforts won't be pitched at mainstream workloads … yet

Huawei's ambitions in the virtualisation market centre on desktop virtualisation and network function virtualisation for telcos, according to the company's CTO for data centre solutions Ron Raffensperger.…

iOS services intended solely for diagnostics: 'I don’t buy it for a minute'
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:03:06 GMT

Plus: 'Come on, BBC. You're not children'

Quotw This was the week when Edward Snowden revealed that not only is the National Security Agency (NSA) snooping on everyone, violating their privacy and raking through their online information, they’re also sniggering at their nudie pics.…

Four fake Google haxbots hit YOUR WEBSITE every day
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:34:04 GMT

Goog the perfect ruse to slip into SEO orfice

One in every 24 Googlebots is a imitation spam-flinging denial of service villain that masquerades as Mountain View to sneak past web perimeter defences, according to security chaps at Incapsula.…

The seven nations where SIM CARDS outnumber PEOPLE
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:44:04 GMT

PLUS: You'll never guess the nations where broadband's IN REVERSE!

The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development's (OECD's) latest broadband statistics update reports that about 72 per cent of the group's residents now have access to broadband.…

Boffins build FREE SUPERCOMPUTER from free cloud server trials
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:58:08 GMT

Who cares about T&Cs when there's LIteCoin to mint?

Researchers Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar have built a free LiteCoin-mining botnet that generates $US1750 a week using free cloud signup promotions.…

The Pirate Bay opens mobile site
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:16:07 GMT

Mobile carriers are going to LOVE this

The Pirate Bay has poked Big Content's sore spot again, by erecting a site for mobile devices at themobilebay.org.…

Beancounters tell NASA it's too poor to fly planned mega-rocket
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:44:07 GMT

Space Launch System would need another $400m and a lot of time

The US Government Accounting Office (GAO) has told NASA it has a massive funding shortfall for its ambitious Space Launch System (SLS) rocket if the spacecraft has any chance of blasting off on schedule.…

Putin: Crack Tor for me and I'll make you a MILLIONAIRE
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:58:09 GMT

Russian Interior Ministry offers big pile o' roubles for busting pro-privacy browser

Russia's Interior Ministry has posted a tender seeking parties willing to “study the possibility of obtaining technical information about users (user equipment) TOR anonymous network".…

Google devs: Tearing Chrome away from OpenSSL not that easy
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:24:07 GMT

Custom BoringSSL fork not quite a drop-in replacement yet

Google is trying to migrate its Chrome browser away from the buggy OpenSSL cryptography library toward BoringSSL, its homegrown fork, but swapping out the crypto code is proving more difficult than it sounds.…

METRE-LONG DINOSAUR POO going under the hammer
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:49:24 GMT

Squeeze out a bid for colossal coprolite at this weekend's auction

A colossal dinosaur poo is about to go to under the hammer.…

Super Cali optimistic cloud is now a focus – even though the sound of it is something quite
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:04:58 GMT

... Precocious?

California has become the first state in the US to shift a massive chunk of its government computing system to the cloud – and dubbed it CalCloud.…

Come close, dear reader. Past those trees you'll see a non-Microsoft Nokia Oyj in the wild
published: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:28:07 GMT

Oh, it's a bit wobbly on its feet but it still has its wits about it

Nokia – the Finnish networking firm, not the Microsoft division that sells low-cost mobes running Windows Phone – reported earnings for another difficult quarter on Thursday, yet showed signs that its operations are beginning to stabilize since punting its Devices and Services business off to Redmond.…

Put down that Oracle database patch: It could cost $23,000 per CPU
published: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:18:17 GMT

On-by-default INMEMORY tech a boon for developers ... as long as they can afford it

Oracle has released "the most comprehensive patch set" ever for its database software – but its users should be aware of potentially wallet-busting features in the batch.…

Sony tries to make PlayStation Network hack row go away with $15m in cash and games
published: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:12:22 GMT

Values customers' stolen identities at $2,500 each

Sony has offered a $15m settlement to gamers after its PlayStation Network (PSN) was comprehensively pwned, but it refuses to admit that it was at fault.…

Lower prices are BAD FOR CONSUMERS, says Turnbull
published: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:48:12 GMT

(PS, ACCC, please don't spit in Telstra's soup, okay?)

Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has intervened in an Australian Consumer And Competition Commission (ACCC) inquiry, warning Australia's competition regulator not to cut the wholesale price of fixed line services.…

Amazon Reveals One Weird Trick: A Loss On Almost $20bn In Sales
published: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:37:47 GMT

Investors really hate it: Share price plunge as growth SLOWS in key AWS division

Gigantic retailer Amazon grew sales 23 per cent, year on year, in its second quarter of 2014 – and managed to lose even more money than usual.…


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Despite tornadoes and derailments, the 737s keep on coming
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:18:41 GMT

Every month, Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita, Kan., turns out 42 fuselages for 737s. And it's survived a disaster or two. CNET Road Trip 2014 stops by.






Real-life 'Ninja Turtles' Pizza Launcher is a bit stale (pictures)
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:15:09 GMT

An artifact from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle lore has been made real at San Diego Comic-Con: The Pizza Launcher, a weaponized truck that fires pizza instead of explosive shells.

Solar storm almost fried Earth's electronics two years ago?
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:49:43 GMT

A fascinating NASA presentation suggests that in July 2012 Earth was one week away from being struck by a massive solar storm that would have had devastating effects. Can this be?






Capturing history: a look at tech inventions during WWI (pictures)
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:37:39 GMT

Getty Images digitizes tens of thousands of images from the Great War, which show everything from aircraft locked in aerial combat to the first torpedo launches.






How tech innovation was used for mass killing during WWI
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:04:49 GMT

The conflict's start on July 28, 1914, signaled the beginning of a new era in high-tech warfare, which included fighter aircraft, tanks, chemical weapons, and flamethrowers.






Road Trip Pic of the Day, 7/26/14: What is this?
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:00:06 GMT

If you know what today's picture is, you could be eligible to win a prize in the CNET Road Trip Picture of the Day contest.

Apple buys e-book recommendation engine, report says
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:51:34 GMT

The tech giant's potential purchase could help it compete in an area dominated by Amazon's prized e-book business, according to TechCrunch.






Verizon 4G LTE users to be subject to 'Network Optimization'
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:40:37 GMT

Previously, only 3G users were tapped for optimization -- what some say is throttling -- designed to avoid clogs. But a report says that's changing.






Apple-IBM partnership: Microsoft today, Google tomorrow
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:00:05 GMT

Commentary: The new partnership between Apple and IBM will help, in the short term, to get more Apple's products into corporations. In the longer term, it could help Apple's cloud efforts as well.






Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff: The big giver
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:00:23 GMT

Q&A: Not your typical 6-foot, 5-inch multibillionaire, Benioff is urging his tech brethren to follow his philanthropic example and give more to their communities.






The great Boeing metal-airplane shop (pictures)
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:00:04 GMT

Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita, Kan. manufactures both composite and aluminum fuselage sections for Boeing jets. Today, CNET Road Trip takes a look at the metal side of the shop.






'Game of Thrones' cast additions revealed at Comic-Con
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:08:23 GMT

At Comic-Con, HBO gives us a first look at new characters entering the land of Westeros and Essos for Season 5 of "Game of Thrones."






Road Trip Pic of the Day, 7/25/14: What is this?
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:34:17 GMT

If you know what today's picture is, you could be eligible to win a prize in the CNET Road Trip Picture of the Day contest.






First trailer for Atari "E.T." dig movie released
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:23:37 GMT

The soon to be shuttered Xbox Entertainment Studios showed the first peek at the film about this spring's successful dig for thousands of Atari "E.T." cartridges buried in New Mexico in 1983.

This Hamilton Beach blender creates smoothies made to travel (pictures)
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:12:17 GMT

For just $40, the new Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Blender may not be fast, but it sure makes smoothies designed for portability.

Crave Ep. 167: Give yourself a helping hand with MIT's robot glove
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:25:30 GMT

When you wish you had an extra pair of hands, two extra robot fingers could be enough. Also, the "holy grail of comic books" is up for grabs!






Top-rated reviews of the week (pictures)
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:23:24 GMT

Another week over already? Sheesh! CNET editors reviewed a nifty podcast app, took a look at the updated PlayStation Vita Slim, and one car even earned an Editors' Choice Award.

'That one time I founded the Roman Empire,' and other selfie gems
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:16:42 GMT

Photographer Mike Mellia snaps a series of hilarious, absurd, selfie-style shots as a comment on rampant self-portraiture in the age of social media.






Microsoft explains quantum computing so even you can understand
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:45:55 GMT

Quantum computing may someday blow away today's smartest machines. It's weird and heavy on the physics, but Microsoft thinks you can handle it.






The Corkcicle Vinnebago is a wine canteen that can
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:43:15 GMT

The Corkcicle Vinnebago Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle offers a convenient alternative to glass bottles. The vacuum flask keeps beverages hot or cold.

Hot Wheels' real-life Darth Vader car (pictures)
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:23:52 GMT

Mattel's Hot Wheels line of model cars turns to the Dark Side at San Diego Comic-Con, with a full-size Darth Vadermobile. And yes, it's fully operational.






Google X project has lofty goal: Prevent disease
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:34:23 GMT

Google's audacious research arm has already invested in driverless cars and Wi-Fi balloons. Now a new "moon shot" will try to tackle health care by examining what it means to be healthy.






Amazon facing united front of authors in Hachette e-book dispute
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:58:04 GMT

Some of the literary world's biggest names sign a letter opposing the e-commerce company's muscle-flexing with book publisher Hachette.






LittleBits circuits now let kid geniuses hook up to the Internet
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:27:07 GMT

The snap-together circuits, a 21st-century successor to old-school engineering toys like our treasured Legos, now connect to the Internet, giving children terrifying new power.






This Hamilton Beach blends smoothies made to travel
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:18:48 GMT

For just $40, the new Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Blender may not be fast but sure makes smoothies designed for portability.


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AP Computer Science Test Takers Up 8,000; Pass Rate Down 6.8%
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:20:00 GMT

theodp (442580) writes "Code.org reports that preliminary data on students who took the Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Exam in 2014 show an increase of 8,276 students over 2013 and represent what the College Board called "the first real indication of progress in AP CS enrollment for women and underserved minorities in years." Girls made up 20% of the 39,393 total test takers, compared to 18.7% of the 31,117 test takers in 2013. Black or African American students saw their share increase by 0.19%, from 3.56% to 3.75% (low, but good enough to crush Twitter). Code.org credits the increased enrollment to its celebrity-studded CS promo film starring Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg ("I even made a personal bet (reflected in my contractual commitment to Code.org donors) that our video could help improve the seemingly immovable diversity numbers in computer science," Code.org founder Hadi Partovi notes). However, some of the increase is likely attributable to the other efforts of Code.org's donors. Microsoft ramped up its TEALS AP CS program in 2013-2014, and — more significantly — Google helped boost AP CS study not only through its CS4HS program, but also by funding the College Board's AP STEM Access program, which offered $5 million to schools and teachers to encourage minority and female students to enroll in AP STEM courses. This summer, explains the College Board, "All AP STEM teachers in the participating schools (not just the new AP STEM teachers), who increase diversity in their class, receive a [$100] DonorsChoose.org gift card for each student in the course who receives a 3, 4, or 5 on the AP Exam." The bad news for AP CS teachers anticipating Google "Excellence Funding" bounties (for increasing course enrollment and completion "by at least five underrepresented students") is that AP CS pass rates decreased to 60.8% in 2014 (from 67.6% in 2013), according to Total Registration. Using these figures and a back-of-the-envelope calculation, while enrollment saw a 26.6% increase over last year, the total number of students passing increased by 13.9%."

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Nightfall: Can Kalgash Exist?
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:23:00 GMT

First time accepted submitter jIyajbe (662197) writes Two researchers from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics investigate the imaginary world of Kalgash, a planetary system based on the novel 'Nightfall' (Asimov & Silverberg, 1991). From the arXiv paper: "The system consists of a planet, a moon and an astonishing six suns. The six stars cause the wider universe to be invisible to the inhabitants of the planet. The author explores the consequences of an eclipse and the resulting darkness which the Kalgash people experience for the first time. Our task is to verify if this system is feasible, from the duration of the eclipse, the 'invisibility' of the universe to the complex orbital dynamics." Their conclusion? "We have explored several aspects of Asimov's novel. We have found that the suns, especially Dovim are bright enough to blot out the stars. Kalgash 2 can eclipse Dovim for a period of 9 hours. We also tested one possible star configuration and after running some simulations, we found that the system is possible for short periods of time."

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Greenpeace: Amazon Fire Burns More Coal and Gas Than It Should
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:18:00 GMT

Jason Koebler (3528235) writes "The biggest thing that sets the Amazon Fire Phone apart from its Android and Apple competitors probably isn't the clean interface or the unlimited photo storage—it's the dirty power behind it. When Fire users upload their photos and data to Amazon's cloud, they'll be creating a lot more pollution than iPhone owners, Greenpeace says. Apple has made a commitment to running its iCloud on 100 percent clean energy. Amazon, meanwhile, operates the dirtiest servers of any major tech giant that operates its own servers—only 15 percent of its energy comes from clean sources, which is about the default national average." Greenpeace's jaundiced eye is on Amazon more generally; the company's new phone is just an example. Maybe Amazon or some other provider could take a page from some local utilities and let users signal their own preferences with a (surcharged) "clean energy" option.

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Household Robot Jibo Nets Over $1 Million On Indiegogo
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:22:00 GMT

mikejuk (1801200) writes After seven days the Jibo project has over $1.1 million. What is surprising is that Jibo isn't a complex piece of hardware that will do the dishes and pick up clothes. It doesn't move around at all. It just sits and interacts with the family using a camera, microphones and a voice. It is a social robot, the speciality of the founder, MIT's, Cynthia Breazeal. The idea is that this robot will be your friend, take photos, remind you of appointments, order takeaway and tell the kids a story. If you watch the promo video then you can't help but think that this is all too polished and the real thing will fall flat on its face when delivered. If it does work then worry about the hundreds of kids needing psychiatric counselling — shades of Robbie in I, Robot. Even if it is hopelessly hyped — there is a development system and I want one. It is the early days of the home computer all over again.

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Private Data On iOS Devices Not So Private After All
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:24:00 GMT

theshowmecanuck (703852) writes with this excerpt from Reuters summarizing the upshot of a talk that Jonathan Zdziarski gave at last weekend's HOPE conference: Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicized techniques by Apple Inc employees, the company acknowledged this week. The same techniques to circumvent backup encryption could be used by law enforcement or others with access to the 'trusted' computers to which the devices have been connected, according to the security expert who prompted Apple's admission. Users are not notified that the services are running and cannot disable them, Zdziarski said. There is no way for iPhone users to know what computers have previously been granted trusted status via the backup process or block future connections. If you'd rather watch and listen, Zdziarski has posted a video showing how it's done.

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Soccer Superstar Plays With Very Low Brain Activity
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:27:00 GMT

jones_supa (887896) writes "Brazilian superstar Neymar's (Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior) brain activity while dancing past opponents is less than 10 per cent the level of amateur players, suggesting he plays as if on "auto-pilot", according to Japanese neurologists Eiichi Naito and Satoshi Hirose. The findings were published in the Swiss journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience following a series of motor skills tests carried out on the 22-year-old Neymar and several other athletes in Barcelona in February this year. Three Spanish second-division footballers and two top-level swimmers were also subjected to the same tests. Researcher Naito told Japan's Mainichi Shimbun newspaper: "Reduced brain activity means less burden which allows [the player] to perform many complex movements at once. We believe this gives him the ability to execute his various shimmies." In the research paper Naito concluded that the test results "provide valuable evidence that the football brain of Neymar recruits very limited neural resources in the motor-cortical foot regions during foot movements"."

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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:29:00 GMT

MojoKid (1002251) writes The ongoing battle between Netflix and ISPs that can't seem to handle the streaming video service's traffic, boiled over to an infuriating level for Colin Nederkoon, a startup CEO who resides in New York City. Rather than accept excuses and finger pointing from either side, Nederkoon did a little investigating into why he was receiving such slow Netflix streams on his Verizon FiOS connection. What he discovered is that there appears to be a clear culprit. Nederkoon pays for Internet service that promises 75Mbps downstream and 35Mbps upstream through his FiOS connection. However, his Netflix video streams were limping along at just 375kbps (0.375mbps), equivalent to 0.5 percent of the speed he's paying for. On a hunch, he decided to connect to a VPN service, which in theory should actually make things slower since it's adding extra hops. Speeds didn't get slower, they got much faster. After connecting to VyprVPN, his Netflix connection suddenly jumped to 3000kbps, the fastest the streaming service allows and around 10 times faster than when connecting directly with Verizon. Verizon may have a different explanation as to why Nederkoon's Netflix streams suddenly sped up, but in the meantime, it would appear that throttling shenanigans are taking place. It seems that by using a VPN, Verizon simply doesn't know which packets to throttle, hence the gross disparity in speed.

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Day One With the Brand New Oculus Rift DK2: the Good, the Ugly and the Games
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:34:00 GMT

muterobert (2927951) writes Paul James goes hands on with one of the first next-gen Oculus Rifts in the wild: "After much hacking (and some kind developer linkage) I stepped into a DK2 enabled version of Technolust and lost myself utterly! The stunning attention to detail, neon on black really lets the OLED panel shine here. In fact, this experience was the closest I think I've ever some to presence in virtual reality thus far. Leaning in to check the myriad retro objects, gawking at the lighting and just generally being blown away by the experience. This game was fabulous on the DK1, it's utterly compelling now."

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How Stanford Engineers Created a Fictitious Compression For HBO
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:50:00 GMT

Tekla Perry (3034735) writes Professor Tsachy Weissman and Ph.D student Vinith Misra came up with (almost) believable compression algorithms for HBO's Silicon Valley. Some constraints -- they had to seem plausible, look good when illustrated on a whiteboard, and work with the punchline, "middle out." Next season the engineers may encourage producers to tackle the challenge of local decodability.

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Australian Government Moving Forward With Anti-Piracy Mandate For ISPs
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT

angry tapir (1463043) writes Australia is moving closer to a regime under which ISPs will be forced to block access to websites whose "dominant purpose" is to facilitate copyright violations. A secret government discussion paper (PDF) has been leaked and proposes a system of website blocking and expanded liability for ISPs when it comes to "reasonable steps that can be taken ... to discourage or reduce online copyright infringement."

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Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:19:00 GMT

Dega704 (1454673) writes While the network neutrality debate has focused primarily on whether ISPs should be able to charge companies like Netflix for faster access to consumers, cable companies are now arguing that it's really Netflix who holds the market power to charge them. This argument popped up in comments submitted to the FCC by Time Warner Cable and industry groups that represent cable companies. (National Journal writer Brendan Sasso pointed this out.) The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), which represents many companies including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Cox, and Charter wrote to the FCC: "Even if broadband providers had an incentive to degrade their customers' online experience in some circumstances, they have no practical ability to act on such an incentive. Today's Internet ecosystem is dominated by a number of "hyper-giants" with growing power over key aspects of the Internet experience—including Google in search, Netflix and Google (YouTube) in online video, Amazon and eBay in e-commerce, and Facebook in social media. If a broadband provider were to approach one of these hyper-giants and threaten to block or degrade access to its site if it refused to pay a significant fee, such a strategy almost certainly would be self-defeating, in light of the immediately hostile reaction of consumers to such conduct. Indeed, it is more likely that these large edge providers would seek to extract payment from ISPs for delivery of video over last-mile networks." Related: an article at Gizmodo explains that it takes surprisingly little hardware to replicate (at least most of) Netflix's current online catalog in a local data center.

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FBI Studied How Much Drones Impact Your Privacy -- Then Marked It Secret
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:29:00 GMT

v3rgEz writes When federal agencies adopt new technology, they're required by law to do Privacy Impact Assessments, which is exactly what the FBI did regarding its secretive drone program. The PIAs are created to help the public and federal government assess what they're risking through the adoption of new technology. That part is a little trickier, since the FBI is refusing to release any of the PIA on its drone project, stating it needs to be kept, er, private to protect national security.

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The Truth About Solar Storms
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:27:00 GMT

StartsWithABang (3485481) writes On Wednesday, The Washington Post ran a story about a very large solar flare two years ago that missed Earth, but not by too much. From a scientific point of view, what is it that happens when a solar flare interacts with Earth, and what are the potential dangers to both humans and humanities infrastructure? A very good overview, complete with what you can do — as both an individual and a power company — to minimize the risk and the damage when the big one comes. Unlike asteroids, these events happen every few centuries, and in our age of electronics, would now create a legitimate disaster.

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Compromise Struck On Cellphone Unlocking Bill
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:56:00 GMT

NotSanguine (1917456) writes The U.S. Senate has passed a bill (S.517) today, allowing users to unlock their phones when moving to another provider. From a recent article at thehill.com: "Consumers should be able to use their existing cell phones when they move their service to a new wireless provider," [Sen. Patrick] Leahy said in a statement. "Our laws should not prohibit consumers from carrying their cell phones to a new network, and we should promote and protect competition in the wireless marketplace," he said. [Sen. Chuck] Grassley called the bipartisan compromise "an important step forward in ensuring that there is competition in the industry and in safeguarding options for consumers as they look at new cell phone contracts." "Empowering people with the freedom to use the carrier of their choice after complying with their original terms of service is the right thing to do," he said. The House in February passed a companion bill sponsored on cellphone unlocking from House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.)." Also at Ars Technica, as pointed out by reader jessepdx.

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The Army Is 3D Printing Warheads
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:15:00 GMT

Jason Koebler writes: In its latest bid to kill more people, more efficiently, and at less cost, the army is planning to print warhead components, according to the latest issue of Army Technology (PDF). "3D printing of warheads will allow us to have better design control and utilize geometries and patterns that previously could not be produced or manufactured," James Zunino, a researcher at the Armament Research, Engineering and Design Center said. "Warheads could be designed to meet specific mission requirements whether it is to improve safety to meet an Insensitive Munitions requirement, or it could have tailorable effects, better control, and be scalable to achieve desired lethality."

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The NSA's New Partner In Spying: Saudi Arabia's Brutal State Police
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:32:00 GMT

Advocatus Diaboli sends this news from The Intercept: The National Security Agency last year significantly expanded its cooperative relationship with the Saudi Ministry of Interior, one of the world's most repressive and abusive government agencies. An April 2013 top secret memo provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden details the agency's plans "to provide direct analytic and technical support" to the Saudis on "internal security" matters. The Saudi Ministry of Interior—referred to in the document as MOI— has been condemned for years as one of the most brutal human rights violators in the world. In 2013, the U.S. State Department reported that "Ministry of Interior officials sometimes subjected prisoners and detainees to torture and other physical abuse," specifically mentioning a 2011 episode in which MOI agents allegedly "poured an antiseptic cleaning liquid down [the] throat" of one human rights activist. The report also notes the MOI's use of invasive surveillance targeted at political and religious dissidents.

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Russia Posts $110,000 Bounty For Cracking Tor's Privacy
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:50:00 GMT

hypnosec writes: The government of Russia has announced a ~$110,000 bounty to anyone who develops technology to identify users of Tor, an anonymising network capable of encrypting user data and hiding the identity of its users. The public description (in Russian) of the project has been removed now and it only reads "cipher 'TOR' (Navy)." The ministry said it is looking for experts and researchers to "study the possibility of obtaining technical information about users and users' equipment on the Tor anonymous network."

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Switching From Microsoft Office To LibreOffice Saves Toulouse 1 Million Euros
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:08:00 GMT

jrepin sends this EU report: The French city of Toulouse saved 1 million euro by migrating all its desktops from Microsoft Office to LibreOffice. This project was rooted in a global digital policy which positions free software as a driver of local economic development and employment. Former IT policy-maker Erwane Monthubert said, "Software licenses for productivity suites cost Toulouse 1.8 million euro every three years. Migration cost us about 800,000 euro, due partly to some developments. One million euro has actually been saved in the first three years. It is a compelling proof in the actual context of local public finance. ... France has a high value in free software at the international level. Every decision-maker should know this."

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Google Looking To Define a Healthy Human
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:25:00 GMT

rtoz writes: Google's moonshot research division, "Google X," has started "Baseline Study," a project designed to collect anonymous genetic and molecular information from 175 people (and later thousands more) to create a complete picture of what a healthy human being should be. The blueprint will help researchers detect health problems such as heart disease and cancer far earlier, focusing medicine on prevention rather than treatment. According to Google, the information from Baseline will be anonymous, and its use will be limited to medical and health purposes. Data won't be shared with insurance companies.

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SLS Project Coming Up $400 Million Short
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:43:00 GMT

schwit1 writes: A GAO report finds that the Space Launch System is over budget and NASA will need an additional $400 million to complete its first orbital launch in 2017. From the article: "NASA isn't meeting its own requirements for matching cost and schedule resources with the congressional requirement to launch the first SLS in December 2017. NASA usually uses a calculation it calls the 'joint cost and schedule confidence level' to decide the odds a program will come in on time and on budget. 'NASA policy usually requires a 70 percent confidence level for a program to proceed with final design and fabrication,' the GAO report says, and the SLS is not at that level. The report adds that government programs that can't match requirements to resources 'are at increased risk of cost and schedule growth.' In other words, the GAO says SLS is at risk of costing more than the current estimate of $12 billion to reach the first launch or taking longer to get there. Similar cost and schedule problems – although of a larger magnitude – led President Obama to cancel SLS's predecessor rocket system called Constellation shortly after taking office." The current $12 billion estimate is for the program's cost to achieve one unmanned launch. That's four times what it is costing NASA to get SpaceX, Boeing, and Sierra Nevada to build their three spaceships, all scheduled for their first manned launches before 2017.

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New SSL Server Rules Go Into Effect Nov. 1
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:01:00 GMT

alphadogg writes: Public certificate authorities (CAs) are warning that as of Nov. 1 they will reject requests for internal SSL server certificates that don't conform to new internal domain naming and IP address conventions designed to safeguard networks. The concern is that SSL server digital certificates issued by CAs at present for internal corporate e-mail servers, Web servers and databases are not unique and can potentially be used in man-in-the-middle attacks involving the setup of rogue servers inside the targeted network, say representatives for the Certification Authority/Browser Forum (CA/B Forum), the industry group that sets security and operational guidelines for digital certificates. Members include the overwhelming bulk of public CAs around the globe, plus browser makers such as Microsoft and Apple. The problem today is that network managers often give their servers names like 'Server1' and allocate internal IP addresses so that SSL certificates issued for them through the public CAs are not necessarily globally unique, notes Trend Micro's Chris Bailey.

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Siberian Discovery Suggests Almost All Dinosaurs Were Feathered
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:18:00 GMT

A new study published in Science (abstract) suggests that most dinosaurs were covered with feathers. This conclusion was drawn after the discovery of fossils belonging to a 1.5-meter-long, two-legged dinosaur called Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus. "The fossils, which included six skulls and many more bones, greatly broaden the number of families of dinosaurs sporting feathers—downy, ribboned, and thin ones in this case—indicating that plumes evolved from the scales that covered earlier reptiles, probably as insulation." Its distinctiveness from earlier theropod fossil discoveries suggests that feathered dinosaurs appeared much further back in history than previously thought. Paleontologist Stephen Brusatte said, "This does mean that we can now be very confident that feathers weren't just an invention of birds and their closest relatives, but evolved much deeper in dinosaur history. I think that the common ancestor of dinosaurs probably had feathers, and that all dinosaurs had some type of feather, just like all mammals have some type of hair."

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eSports Starting To Go Mainstream
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:24:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: eSports have never been more popular, and many large companies are starting to view them in the same light as traditional sports. The amount of money being thrown around is beginning to rival the money exchanged over sports teams. A recent Dota 2 tournament handed out over $10 million in prizes, and Google's $1 billion purchase of game-streaming site Twitch.tv has now been confirmed. But it doesn't end there — companies like Coca-cola, Intel, Nissan, and major movie studios are looking at the audiences being drawn by eSports and realizing the advertising potential. "Last fall, Riot Games sold out the Staples Center for its League of Legends Championship Series Finals. While 12,000 people watched live in the home of the Lakers and Kings, over 32 million tuned in to the livestream." George Woo, head of a global eSports tournament, said, "Attendance to Intel Extreme Masters events has grown 10X with us filling up sport stadiums, where we have visitors lining up to get a seat to watch the competition. Online it has grown 100X, where we now get more viewers watching livestreams for a single event than we'd have tune in for an entire season in the past."

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Wikipedia Blocks 'Disruptive' Edits From US Congress
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:40:00 GMT

alphatel writes: Wikipedia has blocked anonymous edits from a congressional IP address for 10 days because of "disruptive" behavior. These otherwise anonymous edits were brought to light recently by @Congressedits, a bot that automatically tweets Wikipedia changes that come from Congressional IP addresses. The biography of former U.S. defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld was edited to say that he was an "alien lizard who eats Mexican babies." Mediaite's Wikipedia page was modified to label the site as a "sexist transphobic" publication.

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Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:57:00 GMT

mspohr writes: A special issue of Science magazine devoted to 'Vanishing Fauna' publishes a series of articles about the man-caused extinction of species and the implications for ecosystems and the climate. Quoting: "During the Pleistocene epoch, only tens of thousands of years ago, our planet supported large, spectacular animals. Mammoths, terror birds, giant tortoises, and saber-toothed cats, as well as many less familiar species such as giant ground sloths (some of which reached 7 meters in height) and glyptodonts (which resembled car-sized armadillos), roamed freely. Since then, however, the number and diversity of animal species on Earth have consistently and steadily declined. Today we are left with a relatively depauperate fauna, and we continue to lose animal species to extinction rapidly. Although some debate persists, most of the evidence suggests that humans were responsible for extinction of this Pleistocene fauna, and we continue to drive animal extinctions today through the destruction of wild lands, consumption of animals as a resource or a luxury, and persecution of species we see as threats or competitors." Unfortunately, most of the detail is behind a paywall, but the summary should be enough to get the point across.

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Resistant “Nightmare Bacteria” Increase Five-Fold in Southeastern U.S.
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:10:21 GMT

There’s worrisome news here in the southeastern US, buried in a journal that is favorite reading only for superbug geeks like me. The rate at which hospitals are recognizing cases of CRE — the form of antibiotic resistance that is so serious the CDC dubbed it a “nightmare” — rose five times over between 2008 […]






The Hard-Core Fanatics Who Make Comic-Con So Great
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:36:06 GMT

The average Comic-Con attendee isn't camping overnight for a Hall H seat or hauling around a 50-lb photon pack--they're taking in the sights and sounds of their favorite event.






Game|Life Podcast: Guardians of the Galaxy Blasts Into Disney Infinity
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:40:43 GMT

Marvel's upcoming film Guardians of the Galaxy will be well-represented in the upcoming Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Super Heroes game, Disney said this week.






Art of Science Competition Reveals the Hidden Beauty of the Microcosm
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:07:23 GMT

These works highlight that beauty doesn't just exist at the human-sized scale that we encounter everyday, but is also hiding out of sight, from the scale of the universe to inside a drop of blood.






Comic-Con: Creepy Photo Ops and 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Key and Peele
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:51:59 GMT

WIRED reports live from the third day of Comic-Con 2014.






Gadget Lab Podcast: Smartphones Get Smarter About Spending Your Money
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:49:44 GMT

This week, the hosts discuss the Amazon Fire Phone and how the growing mobile ecosystem -- ads, services, and gadgets --- is altering our buying habits.






Amazon’s Cloud Is Growing So Fast It’s Scaring Shareholders
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:47:28 GMT

Amazon has pulled off a pretty amazing trick over the past decade. It's invented and then built a nearly $5 billion cloud computing business catering to fickle software developers and put the rest of the technology industry on the defensive. Big enterprise software companies such as IBM and HP and even Google are playing catchup, even as they acknowledge that cloud computing is the tech industry's future.






Comic-Con: 6 Things About Key and Peele That Even Their Big Fans Don’t Know
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:00:49 GMT

WIRED reports live from the third day of Comic-Con 2014.






The App I Used to Break Into My Neighbor’s Home
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:25:06 GMT

Leave your ring of cut-brass secrets unattended on your desk at work, at a bar table while you buy another round, or in a hotel room, and any stranger---or friend---can upload your keys to their online collection.






This Week’s Apple Rumors, Ranked From Dumbest to Most Plausible
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:48:34 GMT

This week's Apple rumors hint at a new 12-inch MacBook and 4K display.






Absurd Creature of the Week: Satanic Leaf-Tailed Gecko Wears the World’s Most Unbelievable Camo
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:48:34 GMT

“What’s in a name?” Shakespeare once asked, apparently in Romeo and Juliet, which I just learned from Google because I did not pay attention in that class in college. “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” I think this means that a name doesn’t matter for much, because […]






Can Letting Trucks Drive Faster Make Roads Safer?
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:48:34 GMT

The UK expects to save lives and money by letting trucks drive at 50 mph instead of 40 mph on some highways.






One of These Monets Was Made by a Nanoprinter
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:48:32 GMT

Look closely. Can you tell the difference between these two images?






How Designers Are Reinventing Trauma Care to Save Soldiers’ Lives
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:48:30 GMT

Trauma bays and operating rooms are designed to run as smoothly as possible, but inefficiencies still plague the system.






At Long Last, a Universal Shopping Cart for the Web
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:48:29 GMT

Shopping cart attrition is a huge problem for online retailers. This startup says it has the solution.






Tech Time Warp of the Week: Watch Steve Jobs Talk About Turning a Genius’ Brain Into a Computer
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:48:28 GMT

Steve Jobs knew how to make an entrance. In 1985, he descended onto the grounds of Svaneholm Castle in Sweden in a chopper to discuss the impact of the personal-computing revolution on education. Back then, we were just on the cusp of what he called the era of “free intellectual energy.” And this revolution, he assured […]






Tech Giants Begin Recruiting for the Next Big Platform Wars
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:48:25 GMT

The Internet of Things is still young, but it’s real. There are already dozens of internet-connected devices available, ranging from home-automation tools to wearable fitness trackers. And it’s about to start growing at an even faster pace. According a new survey by market research firm Evans Data, 17 percent of the world’s software developers are […]






This Tiny Printer Is a Physical Ticker Tape for the Internet
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:33:01 GMT

This cloud-connected device prints out a personalized feed of news, messages, and amusements onto standard thermal receipt paper.






Brainy, Badass Lucy Is an Amazing Ride That Ends Up Losing Speed
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:32:52 GMT

Luc Besson's new sci-fi thriller Lucy is about a woman who gets superhuman powers after a bag of drugs she's forced to smuggle bursts inside her. Sounds dope, right? It is. Until the end, when it isn't.






A Wild Proposal for Domed Houses Made of Inflated Concrete
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:32:51 GMT

"Binishells" combine concrete and heavy-duty balloons to create visually stunning, structurally sound, domed domiciles.






Psychedelic Portraits That Demand a Closer Look
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:32:47 GMT

Maciek Jasik uses super-saturated color gradients, motion, and playful focusing to create ethereal portraits that are slightly unsettling. The dreamy portraits leave viewers confused, even shocked by what they see. You can’t help but linger, which is the point.






A Lightweight Rain Jacket for Biking Through Summer Monsoons
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:32:46 GMT

The newest iteration of Mission Workshop's Orion rain jacket is made with Polartec NeoShell, a waterproof/breathable material that's air permeable so it can pump out tons of heat and moisture.






How Hackers Hid a Money-Mining Botnet in the Clouds of Amazon and Others
published: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:10:39 GMT

Hackers have long used malware to enslave armies of unwitting PCs, but security researchers Rob Ragan and Oscar Salazar had a different thought: Why steal computing resources from innocent victims when there’s so much free processing power out there for the taking? At the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas next month Ragan and Salazar […]






Science Graphic of the Week: Mapping Climate Change on Tatooine Over 110 Galactic Years
published: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:06:03 GMT

Just because Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatooine is fictional doesn’t mean it’s immune to the effects of climate change. This map shows how, in the past 110 Galactic Standard Years, Tatooine has turned from a sprawling, desert wasteland into an even hotter sprawling, desert wasteland. It comes from Tatooine’s first Intergovernmental Report on Climate […]







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Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill Make Surprise Appearance at Comic-Con to Screen First Look at Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:43:26 GMT

Ben Affleck, Batman v. SupermanYou didn't think Warner Bros. was going to let Marvel have all the fun today, did you? Fanboys who held out hope that the WB would have some sort Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice...

First Pic of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman Revealed at Comic-Con: See the Hot Shot!
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:16:59 GMT

WonderwomanHere is your first official look at Wonder Woman in all her glory. The hot shot of the superhero was revealed at Comic-Con in San Diego Saturday after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice...

Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorsey Return to Los Angeles After Surprise Wedding
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:00:00 GMT

Naya Rivera, Ryan DorseyNaya Rivera and her new hubby Ryan Dorsey are back in the states following their whirlwind wedding. The duo was spotted arriving in Los Angeles Friday, a week after they secretly tied...

Patient Gets Breast Implant Lodged in Skull During Surgery—See the Shocking Botched Clip!
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:05:00 GMT

Botched Clip, HeadOn this Sunday's brand new Botched, we meet Mike, who has a giant scar across the back of his head. He wants to have the scar removed, but since the skin is very tight around the...

Pregnant Kelly Rowland Shows Off Her Baby Bump in Los Angeles: See the Pic!
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:35:16 GMT

Kelly RowlandKelly Rowland is not shy about showing off her baby bump. The 33-year-old mom-to-be was spotted putting her burgeoning belly on display in a Marilyn Monroe cutoff t-shirt, long denim...

Brandon Jenner Admits to Kissing Stepsister Kim Kardashian—See the Outrageous KUWTK Clip!
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:05:00 GMT

KUWTK Clip, Brandon JennerEveryone'sbeen giving Brody Jenner a hard time about the embarassing incident that happened with his stepsister Kim Kardashian, but it turns out that older brother Brandon Jenner has an...

Comic-Con 101: The 9 Most Memorable Moments Ever
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:00:00 GMT

Twilight, Iron Man, Star WarsComic-Con 2014 is officially underway, and as expected, there's already been no shortage of surprises (Mockingjay trailer, anyone?!). And while there's undoubtedly loads of...

Sandra Bullock Turns 50! See the Star's Best Looks
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:00:00 GMT

Sandra Bullock, Best Looks, BirthdayBetween Selena Gomez ringing in 22 and Jennifer Lopez turning 45, it's been a busy week for star-studded birthdays. And now it's time for another A-lister to blow out the...

The Touching Moment During Orphan Black's Comic-Con Panel That Made Tatiana Maslany Cry
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:00:00 GMT

Orphan Black, Comic-Con 2014Last night's annual meeting of the Clone Club (a.k.a. Orphan Black's Comic-Con panel) was, for lack of a better phrase, an emotional f--king rollercoaster. The cast—Tatiana Maslany,...

Star Sightings: Charlize Theron Has Dinner, Son Takes Nap in Her Arms
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:00:00 GMT

Charlize TheronBefore Charlize Theron started a firestorm of engagement speculation she enjoyed a nice calm dinner with some friends. And her son, Jackson! The Oscar winner was spotted at the...

Arrow at Comic-Con: Get Scoop on a Two-Hour Flash Crossover, Oliver and Felicity's Romance and More!
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:37:32 GMT

Stephen Amell, Emily Bett Rickards, ArrowGet ready, Arrow fans, because all your dreams are coming true. Felicity and Oliver's first date (*internal screaming*) isn't the only thing coming to Starling City for season 3,...

Demi Lovato Chops Off Her Hair—Exclusive Details on the Singer's Edgy Bob Cut!
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:03:58 GMT

Demi Lovato, TwitterDemi Lovato is no stranger to changing up her hair, but instead of reaching for a bottle of dye this time around, she went for the scissors. The singer debuted an edgy new bob haircut...

Total Divas Star Daniel Bryan Used His Wrestling Skills to Catch a Burglar
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:37:51 GMT

Brie Bella, Daniel BryanThese guys didn't know what they were getting themselves into. E! News has confirmed that former WWE World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion Daniel Bryan's skills in the ring came...

This New Originals Trailer—and Promise of a "Warped Fairytale"— Gives Us So Much Hope for Season Two
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:18:58 GMT

The OriginalsWe're just gonna say it. The Originals is building momentum like no other TV show out there. The cast hit Comic-Con today to talk about what's ahead for season two, and premiered...

Paris Jackson Cozies Up to Rumored Boyfriend—See the Sweet Pic!
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:12:05 GMT

Paris JacksonParis Jackson seems to be doing very well, lately. Michael Jackson's 16-year-old daughter was spotted getting cozy to a mystery boy while on a family dinner outing in Calabasas,...

Liberty Ross and Snow White and the Huntsman Director Rupert Sanders Finalize Divorce
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:52:50 GMT

Liberty Ross, Rupert SandersAnd that's the end of that, folks. After over a year of separation and two years after the infamous Kristen Stewart scandal, Liberty Ross and estranged husband Rupert Sanders have...

Chelsea Handler Wishes Sandra Bullock an Early "Happiest Birthday"—See The Pic!
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:30:00 GMT

Sandra Bullock, Chelsea Handler InstagramSandra Bullock is turning a fabulous 50 and she couldn't look happier about it. Chelsea Handlerposteda fun photo on Thursday of her smiling BFF with the caption,...

Bones First Look: Orange Is the New Booth!
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:07:17 GMT

Bones, David Boreanaz, Emily DeschanelHats off to Bones! How many shows can have you literally shimmying in your seat with a preview for their 10th season? None, we tell you. OK, maybe a few. But still, this new season-10...

Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner's PacSun Summer Favorites—Watch Now!
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:05:00 GMT

Kendall Jenner, Kylie JennerIn the mood for a little summer shopping? Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner have a few tips for you. The E! stars are showing off some of their favorites from their PacSun summer line. For...

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Gag Reel and Season 2 Casting News Revealed—Classic Marvel Character Coming
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:43:12 GMT

MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.DNot everything is super secret and serious on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Evidence? The below gag reel revealed at the show's panel at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International. Silly...


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Black box findings consistent with missile blast
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:25:19 -0400

European air safety official tells CBS News that data from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 black box show "massive explosive decompression"

Surge of migrants being smuggled to Puerto Rico
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:20:17 -0400

Illegal immigration and human smuggling aren't just a problem on the U.S. border with Mexico

GOP Rep.: Obama waging a "war on American energy"
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:19:29 -0400

Montana congressman Steve Daines says president's "war on coal" will kill jobs, hurt economy, particularly on Indian reservations in his state

An opera for Broadway-lovers
published: Mon, 04 Nov 2013 00:25:06 -0500

Director Michael Mayer adds Broadway flair to the Metropolitan Opera's production of "Rigoletto"

Gaza prepares for more days of war during brief truce
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:42:26 -0400

Thousands who had fled Israel-Hamas fighting stream back to devastated border areas to find large-scale destruction

Evidence Russia opened fire on Ukraine
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 00:01:42 -0400

Putin appears to be doubling down on Ukraine, stepping up Russia's role in the fight between Ukraine's government and the rebels

Report: Woman seen online using makeup from crash site
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:24:45 -0400

Pictures showing woman using makeup from downed Malaysia Airlines flight posted to Instagram, spark outrage online

Photos of the Week
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:38:02 -0400

The best images from this week's news: July 19 - July 25, 2014

LA coroner: Burglar killed by homeowner not pregnant
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 01:22:26 -0400

Questions remain whether homeowner who shot fleeing burglar after he was beaten should face charges

Cellphone "unlocking" to become legal
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 03:15:40 -0400

Congress passes bill that President Obama says he'll sign to allow users to unlock cellphones to use with different carriers

Researcher disputes account of sixth-grader's "scientific breakthrough"
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:23:10 -0400

A Florida girl's science fair project was hailed as a "breakthrough," but another researcher's claims may put an end to that

U.S. evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:26:25 -0400

Diplomats evacuated to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid significant deterioration in security in Libyan capital city

Some named in Senate's CIA torture report denied chance to read it
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:25:43 -0400

A summary of the report, documenting the controversial interrogation practices the CIA used after 9/11, is expected to be declassified in the coming weeks

Ohio State band director fired, "sexualized culture" exposed
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:32:25 -0400

Reports of sexual harassment and intimidation from ex-band members have brought the famed marching band under fire

Solar "superstorm" just missed Earth in 2012
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:09:24 -0400

NASA determined that the 2012 solar storm was at least twice as powerful as any yet recorded, but this time we got lucky

San Diego's Comic-Con lets fans become heroes, villains
published: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:03:25 -0400

Many of those attending San Diego's annual Comic-Con comic book convention are following the tradition of dressing up as their favorite comic or sci-fi star. Bigad Shaban met some fans who take their costumes very seriously.

Watch: Thieves ransack store within seconds
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:55:26 -0400

It took a band of thieves just thirty seconds to ransack rows of cases containing expensive smart phones and tablets at a store in Miami Gardens, Fla. Surveillance video shows what appears to be four young men quickly swiping device after device. WFOR-TV's Lauren Pastrana reports.

Giant puppet girl in Liverpool
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:33:06 -0400

French Puppeteers Royal de Luxe parade the Little Giant Girl and her dog through the streets of Liverpool, England

5 customized homes that provide luxury living for pets
published: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:27:44 -0400

From a sprawling network of cat walks to a doggy shower, these pet owners went all out for their pets

Lawn chemicals can stay in body for "years, even decades"
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:39:29 -0400

Pesticides used to get rid of weeds and insects have doctors divided on their safety

Colorado River groundwater disappearing at "shocking" rate
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:55:05 -0400

NASA satellite data suggests the effects of the drought in the Southwest are even worse than scientists thought

Mystery of "creepy" dolls left on California doorsteps solved
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:59:16 -0400

Orange County police initially weren't sure if 10 porcelain dolls placed on families' porches was a prank or something more sinister

Watch: Newly released home video of British royals
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:59:26 -0400

The British royal family released archival home video in conjunction with a historical exhibit at Buckingham Palace. The video shows rarely seen private moments, including Queen Elizabeth playing as a little girl and a toddler Prince Charles.

Old man tosses canes, gets down on the dance floor, this week on The Feed!
published: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:48:48 -0400

Nick Dietz compiles some of the week's best viral videos

Stars at Comic-Con
published: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:06:51 -0400

Celebrities converge in San Diego for the annual convention celebrating all things TV, movies, comics and video games