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Former Korean Air Executive in ‘Nut Rage’ Case Freed After Sentence Cut
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 04:53:14 GMT

Cho Hyun-ah, who forced a plane back to its gate over how she was served nuts, is released after an appeals court reduced and then suspended her sentence.







Vote in Ireland Could Complete a Rapid Shift on Gay Marriage
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:11:07 GMT

With a referendum on Friday, Ireland could become the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote.







Soul-Searching as Ireland Prepares to Vote on Same-Sex Marriage
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:09:50 GMT

The New York Times asked readers on Facebook who live in Ireland how the referendum is being discussed in their family.







Frantic Message as Palmyra Fell: ‘We’re Finished’
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:08:10 GMT

In Palmyra, Syria, and Ramadi, Iraq, the Islamic State carried out a strategy of attrition, weakening the opposition for a crushing strike.







6-Year-Old’s Murder Has Mexicans Seeking Answers to Youth Violence
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:55:19 GMT

Three of the five adolescent suspects will not face prison because of their ages, and the others face 10 years at most. Some people seek harsher sentences in such cases; others focus on how children are raised.

U.S. and Cuba Extend Talks on Reopening Embassies
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:48:12 GMT

Officials from both countries, meeting in Washington, agreed to keep talking on Friday.







Obama’s Twitter Debut, @POTUS, Attracts Hate-Filled Posts
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:45:58 GMT

Some Twitter users lashed out in sometimes profanity-laced replies that exhort the president, who is using @POTUS, to kill himself and worse.

Patchwork Oversight Allows Dubious Charities to Operate
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:39:50 GMT

Efforts to tighten oversight of charities have largely failed because of regulatory indifference, political lobbying or lack of political will.

This Time, Senate Votes to Advance Trade Pact
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:31:10 GMT

The Senate will now vote on a series of amendments, some highly controversial, before a final vote on President Obama’s ambitious trade agenda.







Six Baltimore Officers Indicted in Death of Freddie Gray
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:51:57 GMT

The officers had previously been charged in the arrest and fatal injury of Mr. Gray by the state’s attorney for Baltimore City, Marilyn J. Mosby.







Six Baltimore Officers Indicted in Death of Freddie Gray
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:30:53 GMT









Humza Arshad, British Pakistani Comedian, Takes On Jihadists
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:02:14 GMT

Mr. Arshad, a practicing Muslim with a sizable YouTube following, has toured with a police counterterrorism unit in London, performing stand-up for more than 20,000 students.







Your Contribution to the California Drought
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 21:35:26 GMT

The average American consumes more than 300 gallons of California water each week by eating food that was produced there.







Defending ISIS Policy, Obama Acknowledges Flaws in Effort So Far
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 19:35:24 GMT

The president said that the fight against Islamic State forces was not being lost, but that more should be done to help Iraq recapture lost territory.

Scientists Sample the Ocean and Find Tiny Additions to the Tree of Life
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 18:47:21 GMT

Researchers studied plankton from around the globe and uncovered vast genetic diversity and clues to how warming temperatures may affect ocean life.

Family Tree of Dogs and Wolves Is Found to Split Earlier Than Thought
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 16:59:05 GMT

A bone fragment found in Siberia suggests that the ancestors of modern wolves and dogs split into different lineages between 27,000 and 40,000 years ago, scientists say.

CVS Health Agrees to Buy Omnicare in $12.7 Billion Deal
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 16:37:33 GMT

The deal is expected to expand CVS’s prescription drugs business for long-term care facilities as it seeks to capitalize on the aging U.S. population.







Workers Race to Clean Up Oil Spill on California Coast
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 16:16:38 GMT

Up to 21,000 gallons of crude oil reached the sea near Santa Barbara after a leak in a pipeline linking a large offshore rig to refineries.







Despair, and Grim Acceptance, Over Killings by Brazil’s Police
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 15:12:30 GMT

While deaths at the hands of officers have set off fevered protests around the United States, they are often seen in Brazil as a normal fixture of policing.

In Reversal, Myanmar Agrees to Attend Meeting on Migrant Crisis
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 15:06:51 GMT

Officials had previously rejected attending any conference that specifically mentioned the plight of ethnic Rohingya migrants fleeing persecution in Myanmar.


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How an off-the-cuff remark shaped Jeb Bush's economic vision for U.S.
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 06:23:00 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There were no fancy economic models or forecasts when former Florida Governor Jeb Bush first tossed out the idea that 4 percent annual growth should be the overarching goal for the U.S. economy.

Saudi shells hit Yemen aid office, killing five refugees: local official
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 06:08:49 GMT

CAIRO/DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi shells hit an international aid office in Yemen on Thursday killing five Ethiopian refugees, a local official said, while violence across the country put United Nations-led peace talks in doubt.







Federal judge rules again that gay couples have right to wed in Alabama
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 03:50:41 GMT

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday reaffirmed her earlier ruling that same-sex couples in Alabama have a right to wed under the Constitution, but she put the ruling on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a landmark decision on gay marriage.







Cleanup of oil-fouled California beach could take months
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:32:02 GMT

SANTA BARBARA (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard captain overseeing cleanup of oil spilled from a pipeline rupture that closed two California state beaches and fouled offshore waters near Santa Barbara said on Thursday it may take months to restore the area to its natural condition.

Cleanup of oil-fouled California beach could take months
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:50:36 GMT

SANTA BARBARA (Reuters) - Cleanup crews labored through a third day to scoop up patches of crude oil from a pipeline spill that closed two California state beaches and fouled offshore waters, shattering an environmental balance that U.S. Coast Guard officials said on Thursday may take months to restore.







Islamic State says it has full control of Syria's Palmyra
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:46:57 GMT

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters tightened their grip on the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Thursday and overran Iraqi government defenses east of Ramadi, the provincial capital that they seized five days earlier.







Baltimore grand jury indicts police in death of Freddie Gray
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:34:26 GMT

(Reuters) - A grand jury has brought charges against six Baltimore police officers in the death of a black man who suffered fatal neck injuries while in police custody, a case that touched off angry protests and a day of looting and arson in the Maryland city.







Malaysia orders rescue of migrants, Myanmar to attend conference
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:26:43 GMT

KUALA LUMPUR/BANGKOK (Reuters) - Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday he had ordered the navy to rescue thousands of migrants adrift at sea, and a Thai official said Myanmar had agreed to attend an emergency conference on the crisis.







U.S. vows to continue patrols after China warns spy plane
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:02:34 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States vowed on Thursday to keep up air and sea patrols in international waters after the Chinese navy repeatedly warned a U.S. surveillance plane to leave the airspace over artificial islands China is creating in the disputed South China Sea.

EU defies Russian 'bully' but disappoints ex-Soviets
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:23:19 GMT

RIGA (Reuters) - European Union leaders met six ex-Soviet neighbors on Thursday in Riga, rejecting Russian "bullying" in the 18 months since their last summit in a once Kremlin-ruled EU capital sparked conflict in Ukraine.

Bugged phones and double barbed wire: far fewer North Koreans defect
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 21:42:44 GMT

SEOUL (Reuters) - It's much more dangerous, and twice as expensive, to defect from North Korea since Kim Jong Un took power in Pyongyang three and a half years ago, refugees and experts say, and far fewer people are escaping from the repressive and impoverished country.

Ireland looks set to back gay marriage in landmark referendum
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 20:58:58 GMT

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland votes on Friday on whether to allow gay marriage in a referendum that could make the once deeply Catholic country the first in the world to adopt the policy by popular vote.

Saudi shells hit Yemen aid office, killing five refugees: local official
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 20:00:19 GMT

CAIRO/DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi shells hit an international aid office in Yemen on Thursday killing five Ethiopian refugees, a local official said, while violence across the country put United Nations-led peace talks in doubt.

Islamic State fighters overrun Iraqi govt lines east of Ramadi
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 19:42:02 GMT

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants overran Iraqi government defences east of the city of Ramadi on Thursday, police and pro-government tribal fighters said.







U.S. says South China Sea reclamations stoke instability
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 19:38:07 GMT

JAKARTA (Reuters) - China's land reclamation around reefs in the disputed South China Sea is undermining freedom and stability, and risks provoking tension that could even lead to conflict, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken told a conference in Jakarta.

Russia offers military aid to Iraq during PM visit
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 19:30:41 GMT

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia offered visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi military and other aid on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have made further sweeping gains in both Iraq and Syria this week.







Exclusive: Turkish intelligence helped ship arms to Syrian Islamist rebel areas
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 18:43:30 GMT

ADANA, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey's state intelligence agency helped deliver arms to parts of Syria under Islamist rebel control during late 2013 and early 2014, according to a prosecutor and court testimony from gendarmerie officers seen by Reuters.







U.S. economy tepid in early second quarter, but jobs market resilient
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 18:16:24 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy was on a modest growth path early in the second quarter with home resales falling in April and manufacturing activity on the backfoot in May, although the labor market continued to tighten.







U.S. to deliver 2,000 anti-tank weapons to Iraq, Pentagon says
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 18:10:16 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Thursday the United States would deliver 2,000 AT-4 anti-tank rockets to Iraq as early as next week, 1,000 more than announced on Wednesday, to help Baghdad combat suicide car bombings by Islamic State.

Detroit prosecutors join criminal probe of Takata over air bags
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 17:30:39 GMT

DETROIT (Reuters) - Prosecutors in Detroit have joined the U.S. federal probe into Takata Corp's defective air bag inflators that are linked to at least six deaths globally.


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He allegedly killed 4 people, including boy, 10
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:40:44 EDT

Feds tracked him to New York, then back to Maryland before nabbing him in Washington. FULL STORY

Report: DNA on pizza crust leads to D.C. murder suspect
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:51:36 EDT

Police have identified a 34-year-old man as a suspect in last week's quadruple homicide and arson fire at a mansion in Washington D.C. CNN's Joe Johns reports.

What was life like for the Savopoulos family?
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:05:53 EDT

A prominent Washington family and their housekeeper were found dead in the smoking ruins of their home. CNN's Joe Johns has more.

Biker gangs targeting cops, officials say
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:51:31 EDT

The bikers say police shot "their brothers," and they want revenge, a police bulletin warns. FULL STORY

Waitress describes chaos inside Twin Peaks
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:56:25 EDT

Gary Tuchman speaks to a waitress who describes hiding as bullets flew along with a former server who says Twin Peaks' owners were warned about trouble.

ISIS said to control most of Syria
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 20:24:45 EDT

"They are everywhere."

Lawsuit: Inmate rapes permitted
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:16:43 EDT

Two women are suing a corrections officer at Rikers Island and the city of New York, claiming that they were raped repeatedly by the officer with the complacency and consent of the city.

Hundreds of N. Korean spies in U.S.?
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 19:47:19 EDT

Looking at the poison pens and torch guns, you would be forgiven for thinking you were on a James Bond set. But these weapons are real and are still part of the arsenal of North Korean spies.

Ireland voting on same-sex marriage
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:10:43 EDT

Ireland goes to the polls on Friday for a landmark vote on whether to change its constitution to allow same-sex marriage.

What Rand Paul did in 10 hours
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:50:11 EDT

Rand Paul knows a political opening for his presidential campaign when he sees one.

HS student has 8 degrees
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:40:03 EDT

Joshua Chari, 16, is slated to receive gubernatorial honors for pocketing eight associate degrees before graduating high school.

Best of Letterman's finale
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 21:40:33 EDT

After more than an hour of tributes and laughs, David Letterman signed off his last show with poignant words: "That's pretty much all I got ... thank you and goodnight."

Ex-supermodel sues Bill Cosby
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 05:12:22 EDT

In November, supermodel Janice Dickinson said in an interview that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982 after the two had dinner in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

Josh Duggar apologizes after molestation claim
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:17:03 EDT

Reality TV star Josh Duggar issued an apology Thursday after reports surfaced that he allegedly molested girls as a teenager, saying: "I acted inexcusably."

'White Helmets' race to save lives
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:33:30 EDT

In the last five years, life expectancy has dropped by nearly 20 years in Syria. It is an astonishing figure.

All 6 Baltimore cops indicted
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:08:37 EDT

If convicted, prison sentences could range from a few years to 30 years. FULL STORY | LIST OF CHARGES

Woman shot in neck driving home from work
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:32:18 EDT

CNN's Don Lemon speaks to Cori Romero, who was shot in the neck while driving home from work in Windsor, Colorado.

Scrabble adds lotsa ridic new words
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:31:15 EDT

Scrabble dictionary has added lotsa new words for its players, and some are so ridic, they'll make you lolz.

Is Putin's rumored girlfriend pregnant?
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 15:44:28 EDT

The former gymnast who is alleged to be Russian President Putin's girlfriend sparked pregnancy rumors when she appeared at an event wearing a billowy dress. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.

Jay Z and Beyonce's activism: Real or PR?
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 20:25:00 EDT

Music's first family, Mr. and Mrs. Shawn "Jay Z" Carter — that is Jay Z and Beyonce -- have been on quite the philanthropic streak, blurring the distinction between entertainer and saint.

The best (and worst) of working for Letterman
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 20:09:26 EDT

For the first 13 of his 33 years on the late-night airwaves (does anyone still say "airwaves"?), I was a writer for Dave Letterman. It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. The best because working with Dave was endlessly entertaining. He was and is the smartest, funniest, quickest and most oddly original utterer of sentences in our vast republic.

Desperate people, heartless nations
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 20:09:26 EDT

The world is facing a massive refugee crisis. Yet there's something missing from the international response: compassion.

What politicians aren't telling you about ISIS
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 20:09:26 EDT

Despite months of an American-led bombing campaign, the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has conquered the Iraqi city of Ramadi. It is a major setback, and it should compel policymakers to assess whether our strategy -- which in the near term boils down to containing and disrupting ISIS while we bolster stable governance in Iraq -- is working. What it should not do is prompt half-baked calls for inserting more American troops into Iraq.

Oil disaster is a chilling preview
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 20:09:26 EDT

For those who know something about our nation's environmental laws, images of oil on the Santa Barbara coastline evoke a painful, if iconic, memory -- for Tuesday's spill is not the first to degrade that idyllic locale.

Emirates: Sharia and skyscrapers
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:57:35 EDT

1932: Earhart crosses the Atlantic
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 06:56:51 EDT

What a shot! 40 amazing sports photos
published: Tue, 19 May 2015 07:10:44 EDT

China's homeowners who refused to budge
published: Tue, 19 May 2015 14:21:31 EDT

Bon Jovi gives Rutgers grads special gift
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:49:50 EDT

Who's speaking this year?
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:51:20 EDT

Controversial speakers
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:50:54 EDT

Students protested these commencement speakers' invitations.

Michelle Obama: I was held to different standard
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:49:50 EDT

Michelle Obama gave an impassioned and personal commencement speech Saturday on the trials she's faced as the first African-American first lady of the United States, saying she was held to a different standard than other candidates' wives during the 2008 campaign because of her race.

A commencement speech that energized a nation
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:49:50 EDT

In this year's season of commencement speeches, these academic rites of passage have become the subject of fierce political controversy.

Nightmare dental procedures done on kids
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:55:06 EDT

A Florida dentist is accused of harming children while collecting millions of dollars for unwanted procedures. CNN's Victor Blackwell is Keeping Them Honest.

Mysterious object caught on camera at museum
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 12:14:46 EDT

Surveillance cameras at the U. S. Space Walk Hall of Fame Museum captures a mysterious object on camera. CNN affiliate WKMG has more.

Delta's new safety video is meme-tastic
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 15:42:27 EDT

A new safety video Delta will begin showing on May 25, featuring 23 popular YouTube video memes.

Starbucks worker loses it when customer does this
published: Wed, 20 May 2015 21:20:47 EDT

Isn't the customer always right? This Starbucks employee didn't think so, and let the customer know. A video of the incident has since gone viral.

The Stars and Stripes in Cuba
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 13:11:32 EDT

Click through the pictures to see how Cubans are displaying and even wearing the American flag.

Look at me! 28 selfies of the week
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 20:44:05 EDT

Happy when it rains: On the road with caravan crowd
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 06:58:05 EDT

Squeezing a large family into a tiny box on wheels and dragging them to a remote rain-swept field doesn't sound like much fun.

Beachgoers soak in 'radioactive life'
published: Wed, 20 May 2015 06:21:39 EDT

Texas hunter bags rhino on controversial hunt
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:03:23 EDT

In January 2014, Corey Knowlton bid $350,000 for a permit to hunt and kill a black rhino in Namibia.

Is your pet going to make you ill?
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:03:24 EDT

Pets give us companionship and affection, but they can also give us diseases. Although it is rare to get sick from our furry and feathered friends, some outbreaks seem to crop up perennially.

Teach your dog to use an iPad
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:03:23 EDT

A lot of people baby their dogs, but how many teach them how to use iPads?

First warm-blooded fish found
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:03:24 EDT

The opah, or moonfish, a large colourful fish living across the world's oceans, has been found to have a warm heart and maintain a high body temperature, according to a report in the journal Science. Turns out, it's been hiding in plain sight on our dinner plates.

10 held for killing panda and selling its meat
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:03:23 EDT

Police have apprehended 10 suspects for allegedly killing a wild panda and selling its meat in China's southwestern province of Yunnan, the country's state broadcaster reported.

2015's high-profile graduation speakers
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:57:38 EDT

In Coast Guard commencement address, Obama buoys climate change
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:56:38 EDT

President Barack Obama used his commencement speech to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut on Wednesday, to focus on a topic he called an immediate national security threat: climate change.

Michelle Obama: I was held to different standard
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:56:38 EDT

Michelle Obama gave an impassioned and personal commencement speech Saturday on the trials she's faced as the first African-American first lady of the United States, saying she was held to a different standard than other candidates' wives during the 2008 campaign because of her race.

A commencement speech that energized a nation
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:56:38 EDT

In this year's season of commencement speeches, these academic rites of passage have become the subject of fierce political controversy.

Controversial commencement speakers
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:56:38 EDT

Students protested these commencement speakers' invitations.

Who were the bikers in that Waco brawl?
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 16:42:27 EDT

Omaha cop killed day before maternity leave
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:09:48 EDT

New mom. Coach K at the local Boys and Girls Club. Girl Scout leader. Special Olympics volunteer. Omaha, Nebraska, police officer. Kerrie Orozco was all of those things and much more.

President Obama's unscripted moments
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 15:29:27 EDT

Presidents come into the Oval Office with all sorts of plans, but it's the unscripted moments that also define their legacies.

Oil cleanup could take months
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 21:43:25 EDT

Owner of ruptured California pipeline has 175 safety and maintenance violations since 2006. FULL STORY

Top 10 U.S. beaches for 2015 are ...
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:17:32 EDT

An hour's drive from Oahu's famous and often-crowded Waikiki Beach is a local's delight.

How Taylor Swift helped him lose 425 Ibs
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:36:31 EDT

Ronnie Brewer's 425-pound weight-loss campaign has gone viral. He credits hard work, his two trainers and Taylor Swift.

What is Red Nose Day?
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 15:59:53 EDT

You've probably noticed a lot of photos lately of celebrities wearing red clown noses.

Airport carpet inspires new sneakers
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 13:05:29 EDT

The city of Portland is losing one of its most beloved institutions: its airport carpet. But the carpet is going out in sentimental style, with a wave of commemorative T-shirts, beer and even a new edition of Adidas shoes bearing the iconic design.

5-year-old's touching gesture goes viral
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 15:42:51 EDT

A 5-year-old boy offered to feed a homeless man at a Waffle House. CNN affiliate WSFA reports.

America's best BBQ is ...
published: Wed, 20 May 2015 21:34:02 EDT

There's more than one bone of contention in the great finger-lickin' barbecue debate. Pork or beef? Vinegar- or tomato-based sauce? No sauce -- or maybe something mustard-based?

Secret space plane launches
published: Wed, 20 May 2015 21:56:01 EDT

The Air Force's mysterious space plane is back above the Earth -- along with Bill Nye's solar sail.


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Last Iraq-Syria crossing 'falls to IS'
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 06:18:27 GMT

Islamic State militants reportedly seize the last government-controlled border crossing between Syria and Iraq, after taking over ancient Palmyra.

On the trail of Thailand's human traffickers
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:20:31 GMT

A BBC investigation discovers entire communities in Thailand are helping human traffickers, who play a key role in the Asian migrant crisis.

South Korea 'nut rage' woman freed
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 03:41:07 GMT

Former Korean Air executive Heather Cho, who was jailed for an outburst over macadamia nuts, has been freed after winning a court appeal.

'Russian soldiers' confess to OSCE
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:25:10 GMT

Two men captured by Ukrainian troops confess to being members of the Russian armed forces, according to European mediators.

Baltimore police charged over death
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:11:24 GMT

Baltimore's top prosecutor has announced that a US grand jury has brought indictments against all police officers charged in relation to the death of Freddie Gray.

Ireland holds same-sex marriage vote
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 06:42:48 GMT

Voters in the Republic of Ireland are voting in a referendum on whether to legalise same-sex marriage.

Mexico probes new disappearances
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:35:01 GMT

Mexican investigators are probing the disappearance of at least 15 people in Chilapa, Guerrero state, after it was overrun in early May by gunmen.

US embassy man 'cyberstalked women'
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 03:45:32 GMT

A worker at the US embassy in London is accused of cyberstalking women, threatening to post their private photos unless they met his demands.

Nigeria 'moves' Boko Haram survivors
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:49:36 GMT

The Nigerian army relocates 260 women and children recently rescued from the militant jihadist Boko Haram group, officials say.

Quarter of skin 'on road to cancer'
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:51:16 GMT

More than a quarter of a middle-aged person's skin may have already made the first steps towards cancer, a study suggests.

'Children died' in US air strike
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:36:06 GMT

A US air strike on Syria probably killed two children, the Pentagon says, acknowledging civilian casualties for first time.

Thousands attend Colombia mass funeral
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 03:28:42 GMT

Thousands turn out at a mass funeral in the Colombian town of Salgar for victims of Monday's devastating mudslide that killed at least 84 people.

Toilet training for armed US police
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 19:14:58 GMT

Armed police officers are being trained in how to use public toilets safely, after leaving firearms behind on several occasions.

Bronze Age Danish girl 'German-born'
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 16:01:50 GMT

New research reveals that a girl buried 3,400 years ago in Denmark who became one of the country's best-known Bronze Age relics was probably born in Germany.

US mansion family 'killer' named
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 17:22:13 GMT

Police in Washington DC name a man they believe held a family and housekeeper hostage in their home before killing them.

California probes oil spill cause
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 19:00:20 GMT

Clean-up crews are working around the clock as investigators look into how tens of thousands of gallons of oil spewed into the sea off Santa Barbara.

Brazil 'race row' gymnasts suspended
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 15:18:16 GMT

Three Brazilian athletes are suspended after appearing to make racist comments on video about a black team-mate, prompting an investigation.

Brazil probes journalist's murder
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 08:50:10 GMT

The Brazilian government is investigating the murder and decapitation of journalist Evany Jose Metzker in south-eastern Minas Gerais state.

President plays football amid protests
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 12:14:03 GMT

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza is pictured playing football despite weeks of protests over his bid to run for a third term in office.

Oldest tools pre-date first humans
published: Wed, 20 May 2015 17:12:03 GMT

Stones tools that are 3.3 million years old have been unearthed pre-dating the earliest-known humans in the Homo genus.

Jayalalitha set to return to power
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 05:34:03 GMT

Jayaram Jayalalitha is set to return as the chief minister of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu after the governor invites her to form a new ministry.

In pictures: Pakistan readies for return of international cricket
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 15:53:19 GMT

Images from Pakistan as it prepares for its first international cricket match in six years when it plays Zimbabwe in Lahore on Friday.

EU Riga summit 'not against Russia'
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 20:17:56 GMT

The EU opens summit talks with six ex-Soviet states in Latvia, with the EU's Donald Tusk saying it is not a "beauty contest" to isolate Russia.

Varoufakis 'taped Greece debt talks'
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 17:02:35 GMT

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis causes a fresh furore after telling a newspaper he taped a private meeting of his eurozone counterparts.

Qatar 'still failing' migrant workers
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 11:27:57 GMT

Qatar has made little progress on improving migrant workers' rights, despite promises to do so, Amnesty International says.

Cab driver guilty of Iraq bomb murder
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 17:19:16 GMT

A London cab driver is found guilty of the murder of a US soldier in Iraq eight years ago, after his fingerprints were found on roadside bombs.

Cameron to begin EU reform talks
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 06:16:52 GMT

Prime Minister David Cameron is to begin discussions with other European leaders on his plans to renegotiate Britain's relationship with the EU.

Police to pay rape victim 20,000
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:44:41 GMT

Hampshire police agree a 20,000 out-of-court settlement with a rape victim after officers failed to investigate her complaint properly and arrested her.

Mazda and Mitsubishi recall more cars
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 06:42:42 GMT

Two more Japanese car giants - Mazda and Mitsubishi - are recalling 630,000 cars to replace faulty airbag inflators made by Takata.

HP sells China unit stake for $2.3bn
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:05:53 GMT

US tech giant Hewlett-Packard is selling a 51% stake in its Chinese server business for $2.3bn (1.4bn) to Tsinghua Holdings.

McDonald's faces worker protests
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 21:48:42 GMT

Thousands of workers and union supporters protest outside McDonald's headquarters, as the fast food firm continues to face wage pressure.

Benitez lined up by Real Madrid
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 19:14:48 GMT

Former Liverpool and Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez could replace Carlo Ancelotti as manager of Real Madrid.

'Bianchi situation is stagnant'
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:35:25 GMT

The family of F1 driver Jules Bianchi are still hoping for miracle but admit the situation has become "stagnant".

Root and Stokes lead England rally
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 17:41:52 GMT

Joe Root hits 98 and Ben Stokes 92 as England recover from 30-4 to reach 354-7 in the first Test against New Zealand.

Letterman honoured on final show
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 09:02:23 GMT

Four US presidents join stars including Steve Martin, Tina Fey and Foo Fighters to salute David Letterman on his final late night talk show.

Danny Boyle opens Manchester venue
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 05:55:16 GMT

Director Danny Boyle takes part in the opening ceremony for a new 25m arts centre named Home in Manchester.

Black Sabbath celebrate Ivors honour
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 16:37:15 GMT

Black Sabbath receive a lifetime achievement prize at the Ivor Novello songwriting awards, with honours also going to Ed Sheeran and Clean Bandit.

VIDEO: IS: 'We love death as you love life'
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:18:07 GMT

John Simpson examines the successes of Islamic State and the consequences for those affected and the wider region.

VIDEO: Thailand's human trafficking trade
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:18:32 GMT

Jonathan Head has spent six months investigating the trafficking of humans in Thailand.

VIDEO: Baltimore police charged by jury
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 03:54:14 GMT

Six Baltimore police officers accused in the death of US man Freddie Gray have been charged by a grand jury, the state prosecutor confirms.

VIDEO: Ireland gay marriage: Church v state?
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 18:22:03 GMT

The Republic of Ireland goes to the polls on Friday to decide whether to change the constitution to make gay marriage legal.

VIDEO: Making art underground
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:01:25 GMT

The DuPont Underground in Washington pitches a new way to experience art underground but will the project get off the ground? The BBC's Olivia Crellin reports.

VIDEO: Australia takes on Eurovision
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 21:17:22 GMT

BBC News catches up with Guy Sebastian, Australia's entry to this year's Eurovision Song Contest, and the fans who have followed him to Vienna.

VIDEO: Bin Laden documents released
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 04:16:55 GMT

US intelligence officials have released more than 100 documents seized four years ago in the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.

VIDEO: Yemenis search for sanctuary in Djibouti
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 17:18:00 GMT

As fighting continues in Yemen despite agreement to attend UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva, Lyse Doucet meets some of those forced to flee their country.

Islamic State: How it is run
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:48:46 GMT

What is known about the structure of Islamic State

How male and female bathing suits got smaller and smaller
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:00:49 GMT

How male and female bathing suits got smaller and smaller

Hooked - Part 5
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:00:57 GMT

The full story - will a death in the family make Buba go to rehab?

Mogadishu's Lido beach: Sun, surf and... grenades?
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:01:13 GMT

Sun, surf... and grenades in Mogadishu

The 'wrinkled women' of Russia
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:43:07 GMT

What a top Russian official said about how women age

Turkey election trip: Izmir looks West amid growing conservatism
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:40:52 GMT

Turkey's liberal west gears up for election


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The Wall Street Journal: Health insurers seek hefty rate boosts
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 06:41:20 GMT

In New Mexico, market leader Health Care Service Corp. is asking for an average jump of 51.6% in premiums for 2016.

Futures Movers: Oil holds onto recent gains, WTI trades above $60 a barrel
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 06:19:18 GMT

Analysts see oil holding gains amid a lack of focus on OPEC oversupply and a dangerous situation of lack of profit taking ahead of that meeting.

Currencies: Dollar slips against yen as investors await BOJ Kuroda remarks
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 05:57:08 GMT

Investors are waiting to see if the BOJ governor will push back expectations on easing. Dollar slips in the interim.

The Wall Street Journal: Egg prices jump as bird flu spreads
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 04:52:23 GMT

The financial toll of the worst U.S. bird-flu outbreak in history is soaring, forcing some poultry companies to suspend operations and boosting prices for eggs and turkeys as supplies tighten.

The Wall Street Journal: Uber in talks for $1 billion credit facility with banks
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 04:30:59 GMT

Uber Technologies Inc. is seeking a $1 billion credit line from banks, people familiar with the matter say, according to The Wall Street Journal.

China getting worried about U.S.-led Pacific trade deal
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 04:22:45 GMT

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal may be controversial in the U.S., but in China it appears to be the object of great worry and, in some respects, seems to be driving policy in Beijing.

Movers & Shakers: Campbell Soup, Deere, Foot Locker earnings in focus
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 04:18:12 GMT

Among the shares expected to see active trade in Friday’s session are those of Campbell Soup, Deere and Foot Locker.

The Wall Street Journal: Hanergy says business as usual despite stock crash
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 04:16:57 GMT

China’s Hanergy Holding denies that it was behind Wednesday’s sharp selloff of shares of its Hong Kong-listed subsidiary and says it is operating normally.

The Wall Street Journal: Korean Air Lines ‘nut rage’ executive freed from jail
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 04:15:59 GMT

A South Korean appeals court overturns a lower court’s decision to imprison the daughter of the chairman of Korean Air Lines Co. for violating aviation laws in December, when she disrupts a flight with an angry outburst over cabin service.

Movers & Shakers: H-P shares tick higher on earnings beat
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 04:01:11 GMT

Hewlett-Packard Co. shares advance in the extended session Thursday after the computer and printer maker tops Wall Street estimates for the quarter

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Cameron determined to give Britons 'proper choice' on reformed EU
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:57:37 -0400

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron poses for a group photograph with newly-elected Conservative Party MPs, at the Houses of Parliament in LondonBritish Prime Minister David Cameron predicted "ups and downs" on Friday in European Union reform negotiations but said he was determined to give Britons a proper choice on a reformed EU in a referendum he has promised before the end of 2017. "There will be ups and downs. You'll hear one day this is possible, the next day something else is impossible," Cameron told reporters as he arrived for an EU summit with six ex-Soviet states where he hopes to have initial contacts on his drive to reform the 28-nation bloc.


Uganda rules out sending troops to Burundi-Prime Minister
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:48:28 -0400

By Daniel Bases NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uganda, which has sent its troops to address regional instability in South Sudan and Somalia, is not considering putting any of its soldiers on the ground in Burundi where political unrest spurred an attempted coup on May 13. "There are not plans for military intervention in Burundi," Ruhakana Rugunda, told Reuters in an interview on Thursday. Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid to run for a third term has triggered street protests.

Civilians killed amid clashes near Mali flashpoint town
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:47:08 -0400

At least six civilians, including one aid worker, were killed in northern Mali on Thursday amid clashes between separatist rebels and pro-government militia, rebels and a local source said. The killings will further escalate tensions linked to fighting over the nearby flashpoint town of Menaka, the scene of repeated violations of a ceasefire agreement. Mali's government and allied militia have signed up to a peace deal but separatist rebels say more talks are needed, delaying international efforts to restore order to a zone awash with separatist and Islamist gunmen.

Myanmar navy carries out first rescue of migrant boat: official
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:46:12 -0400

Ethnic Rohingya Muslim men from Myanmar sit in lines at a new confinement area in Bayeun on May 21, 2015, after more than 400 Rohingya migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh were rescued by Indonesian fishermen off the coast of Aceh province on May 20Myanmar's navy has carried out its first rescue of a migrant boat, bringing 208 people to shore, an official told AFP Friday, as it faced mounting international pressure to tackle a regional migration crisis. "A navy ship found two boats... on May 21 while on patrol," Tin Maung Swe, a senior official in the western state of Rakhine told AFP, adding "about 200 Bengalis were on one of the boats". "Bengalis" is a term often used pejoratively by Myanmar officials to describe the Muslim Rohingya minority, 1.3 million of whom live in the country but are not recognised as citizens.


Amid celebrity showoffs, $30 million raised at AIDS gala
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:41:55 -0400

Model Petra Nemcova, center, and unidentified guests arrive for the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS benefit at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, during the 68th Cannes international film festival, Cap d'Antibes, southern France, Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)CAP D'ANTIBES, France (AP) — Amid celebrity show offs, indiscreet liaisons, and the aggressive banging of a hammer, the French Riviera's annual, star-filled amfAR gala brought in its expected share of drama — with celebrity attendees including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhall, Marion Coillard, Sienna Miller and Adrien Brody.


Al Shabaab attacks village in Kenya's Garissa
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:39:20 -0400

Al Shabaab militants attacked a village in the northeastern Kenyan county of Garissa, the ministry of interior said on Friday. The Somalia-based al Shabaab group, which has carried out frequent attacks in Kenya in recent years to try to force Nairobi to pull its troops out of Somalia, struck a university in the same area last month, killing 148 people. A ministry statement said the militants entered Yumbis village, 70 km (45 miles) north of Garissa town, on Thursday evening.

Drought-ridden California faces decision on new water cuts
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:34:51 -0400

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Farmers along the river delta at the heart of California agriculture expected to get an answer Friday on their surprise offer to give up a quarter of their water this year in exchange for being spared deeper mandatory cutbacks as California responds to the worsening drought.

Ducks bounce back after tough OT loss for 2-1 series lead
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:30:09 -0400

Anaheim Ducks players celebrate after defeating the Chicago Blackahwks 2-1 in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO (AP) — Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau knew the answer without having to ask the question.


Tuk-tuk taxi maker aims to make inroads in US
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:29:46 -0400

DENVER (AP) — They're ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing.

World Bank: Gaza economy on 'verge of collapse'
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:28:24 -0400

JERUSALEM (AP) — Gaza's economy is on the "verge of collapse," a new World Bank report warned Friday, saying the unemployment rate there is now the highest in the world and calling on Israel and international donors to remedy the situation.

Appeals court frees 'nut rage' Korean Air heiress
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:19:43 -0400

Former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-Ah is surrounded by journalists after she received a suspended jail sentence and was freed by a Seoul appeals court in Seoul on May 22, 2015 for disrupting a flight in a rage over macadamia nutsThe former Korean Air executive jailed for disrupting a flight in a rage over macadamia nuts walked free Friday when a South Korean appeals court overturned her conviction for violating aviation safety laws. The High Court in Seoul ruled that Cho Hyun-Ah, who had been in jail since her arrest in December, was not guilty of the most serious charge of altering an aircraft's route while in flight. "The accused had no intention of hampering the safe operation of the plane," High Court judge Kim Sang-Hwan said, handing down a reduced sentence of 10 months, suspended for two years.


Cameron makes British reform case to EU peers
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:13:31 -0400

With a host of bloc leaders in attendance at the EU summit, newly re-elected British Prime Minister David Cameron will take his case for re-negotiating his country's EU membership terms before an "in-out" referendum promised by 2017British Prime Minister David Cameron takes his case for far-reaching reform to his EU peers Friday as they meet six former Soviet states, some of whom would gladly swap places with London in the bloc. The Eastern Partnership summit in the Latvian capital Riga aims to review and affirm ties with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and especially war-torn Ukraine, whose future is overshadowing the talks. "Today I will start discussions in earnest with fellow leaders on reforming the EU and renegotiating the UK's relationship with it," Cameron said in comments released by his Downing Street office ahead of his arrival in Riga in the early hours of Friday.


Ireland votes in historic referendum on gay marriage
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:11:27 -0400

Pedestrians walk past a mural in favour of same-sex marriage in Dublin on May 21, 2015Ireland goes to the polls on Friday to vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legal, in a referendum that has exposed sharp divisions between communities in this traditionally Catholic nation. "The stories that I've heard over the last number of years from ordinary people, in ordinary jobs, this burden and pressure that's been on them, living in the shadows -- that can be removed on Friday by voting 'Yes'," Prime Minister Enda Kenny said this week. If the move is approved, Ireland would become the first country to make the change following a popular vote.


Toyota promises to help find cause of Takata airbag defects
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:06:51 -0400

FILE - In this May 8, 2015 file photo, Toyota President Akio Toyoda delivers remarks during a press conference in Tokyo. Toyoda vowed to help get to the bottom of the problems with Takata air bags, the recalls for which have ballooned to nearly 34 million vehicles, as regaining consumer trust is an industry-wide concern. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)TOKYO (AP) — Toyota President Akio Toyoda vowed to help get to the bottom of the problems with Takata air bags, the recalls for which have ballooned to nearly 34 million vehicles, stressing that regaining consumer trust is an industry-wide concern.


LEADING OFF: Syndergaard, Cole meet up, Jennings tries again
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:06:22 -0400

New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Sunday, May 17, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today:


French, German leaders hold talks with Greek PM in Riga
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:55:12 -0400

Picture released by German government on May 21, 2015 shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C), Greek Prime Minister Alexia Tsipras (L) and French President Francois Hollande (R) before a meeting on the sidelines of the EU summit in RigaGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held "friendly and constructive" debt talks with the leaders of France and Germany, but gave no sign of a breakthrough ahead of a crucial June deadline. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and the Greek premier "focused on the desire to reach an agreement on the current programme" to support Greece's finances, an aide to the French leader said. After almost two hours of talks the three "agreed on the need for the Greek authorities to keep working with the three institutions", the aide said, referring to Athens' "troika" of creditors -- the European Union, the European Central Bank, and International Monetary Fund.


China stocks at 7-year high, rest of Asia subdued before Fed
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:32:09 -0400

Trader Dudley Devine works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, May 21, 2015. U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading. Energy stocks rose more than the rest of the market as the price of oil climbed. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese stocks hit a seven-year high as investors pinned their hopes on further economic stimulus while other Asian markets were subdued ahead of a speech by Fed chair Janet Yellen.


Far from Libya chaos, drivers battle it out in dunes
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:26:48 -0400

In a weekly escape from the violence gripping their country, young Libyans converge each Friday to race on the sand dunes in their four-wheel drive vehicles in Qarabuli on the Mediterranean coast, 60 kilometres east of the capital TripoliWith the engines throbbing, young Libyans battle it out among the sand dunes, not with Humvee-style fighting vehicles but brightly coloured and sporty four-wheel drives. The type of powerful all-terrain vehicles they race up to the top of the dunes were reserved only for the military and regime elite in the days of longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi. "After the events of 2011, the market was opened to everybody," said one of the organisers, Ahmed Abdelkader Atiga, referring to the revolt which swept away Kadhafi's regime and since when Libya has been mired in chaos.


Suspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:23:54 -0400

This combination of undated photos provided by the Washington, D.C., police shows Daron Dylon Wint. The police issued a news release late Wednesday, May 20, 2015, saying they are looking for Wint in connection with last Thursday's quadruple homicide of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper inside their multimillion-dollar home. (Metropolitan Police Department via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-convict accused in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper was arrested Thursday, a week after authorities said the family was killed and their mansion was set on fire.


Washington officer shoots men accused of earlier beer theft
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:11:33 -0400

Olympia Police Chief Ronnie Roberts, center, stands with prosecutor Jon Tunheim, right, and Thurston County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Brad Watkins, left, as they wait to talk to reporters, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Olympia, Wash. Two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from the store were shot early Thursday in Olympia by a police officer who confronted them nearby and reported he was being assaulted with a skateboard. The stepbrothers are expected to survive. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store were not armed with guns when they were shot Thursday by a police officer who confronted them in Washington state's capital city, authorities said.


How an off-the-cuff remark shaped Jeb Bush's economic vision for U.S.
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:10:11 -0400

Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush signs a guest book before speaking to the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce in SalemBy Howard Schneider and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - There were no fancy economic models or forecasts when former Florida Governor Jeb Bush first tossed out the idea that 4 percent annual growth should be the overarching goal for the U.S. economy. The goal is ambitious: 4 percent growth is well beyond the U.S. average since World War Two and nearly double what many economists regard as the country's current potential. Asked by Reuters during a campaign-style stop in New Hampshire on Thursday how he had arrived at the figure, Bush said: "It's a nice round number.


Alaska's popular walrus cam streams again after a decade
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:07:37 -0400

This May, 2015 photo provided by explore.org, shows walruses on a beach, recorded by a robotic camera on Round Island, Alaska. A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach is once again streaming on the Internet. The high-definition stream from Alaska's remote Round Island had been dormant for nearly a decade after private funding ran out. But thanks to the philanthropic organization explore.org, the cam is again up and running.(explore.org via AP)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A popular webcam showing large male Pacific walruses lying on the beach with a Hitchcockian number of seabirds flying overhead is once again streaming to the Internet.


5 things to know as Pyrex brand marks 100th year
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:56:33 -0400

In undated this photo provided by the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, N.Y., a set of multicolored Pyrex mixing bowls that were introduced in the 1940s are shown. Pyrex cookware has been around for 100 years, ever since creator Corning Glass Works determined the heat-resistant glass used for rugged railroad lanterns also made a lovely sponge cake. To mark their centennial, the Corning Museum of Glass will hold an exhibition devoted to the kitchen staple that started the country cooking in glass. (Corning Museum of Glass via AP)CORNING, N.Y. (AP) — Pyrex cookware has been around for 100 years, ever since creator Corning Glass Works determined the heat-resistant glass used for rugged railroad lanterns also made a lovely sponge cake.


Warriors hold off Harden, Rockets 99-98 to take 2-0 lead
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:53:31 -0400

Golden State Warriors guards Stephen Curry, left, and Klay Thompson celebrate after the Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets 99-98 in Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2015. The Warriors won 99-98. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — James Harden had Game 2 on his fingertips — and then he didn't.


The Latest on Rohingya: UN estimates 3,000 still adrift
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:36:02 -0400

A Rohingya boy sleeps on the floor at a temporary shelter in Langsa, Aceh province, Indonesia, Thursday, May 21, 2015. In the past three weeks some thousands of people, mainly Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar and Bangladeshis trying to escape poverty, have landed in overcrowded boats on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. After initially pushing many boats back, Malaysia and Indonesia announced on Wednesday that they will offer temporary shelter to incoming migrants. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)10 a.m. (0300 GMT)


Bank of Japan holds fire on stimulus after upbeat GDP data
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:31:56 -0400

Stripping out the impact of a sales tax rise last year, Japan's inflation rate in March came in at a tepid 0.2% from a year ago, well short of the BoJ's targetThe Bank of Japan on Friday held fire on launching more stimulus, days after official data showed the world's number three economy grew more than expected in the first quarter. Policymakers kept the central bank's annual 80 trillion yen ($662 billion) monetary easing programme in place after a two-day meeting and investors will now be watching a briefing by governor Haruhiko Kuroda later in the day. On Wednesday the government released figures showing Japan's economy, which sank into a brief recession last year, expanded by a better-than-expected 0.6 percent from the previous quarter.


18 FARC rebels killed in Colombia army air strike
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:21:45 -0400

A bombing raid by Colombia's army killed 18 FARC guerrillas, the deadliest attack since President Juan Manuel Santos lifted a suspension of air strikes against the group last month, an official saidA bombing raid by Colombia's army killed 18 FARC guerrillas, the deadliest attack since President Juan Manuel Santos lifted a suspension of air strikes against the group last month, an official said. "It is the first major blow against FARC since President Santos ordered the resumption of air strikes against the guerrillas on April 15," the Defense Ministry official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. The attack involved both military and police and took place in Guapi in the Cauca region of western Colombia, a FARC stronghold and an area popular with drug cartels.


Ducks beat Blackhawks 2-1 in Game 3 of Western finals
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:11:35 -0400

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Simon Despres, second from right, celebrates a goal with his teammates during the second period of Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO (AP) — Frederik Andersen and the Anaheim Ducks left that grueling Game 2 loss back in Anaheim. They brought their special teams to Chicago.


Merkel sets tough line at EU summit with eastern partners
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:04:04 -0400

Latvian President Andris Berzins (R) welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel at an informal dinner at the start of the fourth European Union (EU) eastern Partnership Summit in Riga, on May 21, 2015German Chancellor Angela Merkel told the EU's eastern partners not to expect too much of the bloc and warned Russia to mend its ways over Ukraine if it wanted to rejoin the G7 club of top nations. At the same time, Merkel, who has played a key role in Ukraine peace efforts, said Russia had no reason to fear closer ties between the 28-nation bloc and six of its Soviet-era satellites. "The Eastern Partnership is not aimed against anyone, especially not against Russia," Merkel told the German parliament before leaving for the two-day summit in the Latvian capital Riga.


SKorea court suspends nut rage executive's prison term
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:52:16 -0400

Former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah, center, leaves the Seoul High Court in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 22, 2015. The upper court Friday sentenced Cho to 10 months in prison and then suspended the sentence for two years. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court Friday suspended the prison term of the former Korean Air executive whose onboard "nut rage" tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration.


Federal judge rules again that gay couples have right to wed in Alabama
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:50:41 -0400

Supporters of same-sex marriage hold a rainbow flag and a rainbow umbrella outside Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday reaffirmed her earlier ruling that same-sex couples in Alabama have a right to wed under the Constitution, but she put the ruling on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a landmark decision on gay marriage. U.S. District Judge Callie Granade in January overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage, in a ruling that went into effect the following month and led probate judges throughout much of the state to begin issuing licenses to the couples. In March, the Alabama Supreme Court ordered probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses.


Asia stock markets mostly higher, China at 7-year high
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:47:37 -0400

Trader Dudley Devine works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, May 21, 2015. U.S. stocks edged higher in early trading. Energy stocks rose more than the rest of the market as the price of oil climbed. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)HONG KONG (AP) — Most Asian stock indexes rose Friday, with China's benchmark at its highest in seven years, after Wall Street eked out another record close.


IS jihadists threaten ancient Palmyra ruins
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:36:59 -0400

The Islamic State group seized Syria's Palmyra, reportedly giving it control of half of the country as UNESCO warned the destruction of the ancient city would be "an enormous loss to humanity"The Islamic State group seized Syria's Palmyra, reportedly giving it control of half of the country as UNESCO warned the destruction of the ancient city would be "an enormous loss to humanity". Experts said the capture of the 2,000-year-old metropolis leaves IS strongly placed to wrest control of more territory from Syria's government and comes days after it expanded its grip in Iraq. US President Barack Obama played down the developments as a tactical setback and denied the Washington-led coalition was "losing" to IS, but French President Francois Hollande said the world must act to stop the extremists and save Palmyra.


Reality star Duggar resigns from Family Research Council
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:20:21 -0400

FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2014, file photo, Josh Duggar, executive director of FRC Action, speaks in favor the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Tony Perkins, president of the Washington-based Christian lobbying group, said Thursday, May 21, 2015, that he has accepted the resignation of Duggar in the wake of the reality TV star's apology for unspecified bad behavior as a young teen. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Family Research Council has accepted the resignation of Josh Duggar in the wake of the reality TV star's apology for unspecified bad behavior as a young teen.


Brewers' Smith ejected for having rosin, sunscreen on arm
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:11:48 -0400

The umpiring crew walk to the mound to talk to Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Will Smith before ejecting him in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Will Smith was ejected for having rosin and sunscreen on his right forearm in the seventh inning Thursday night of a 10-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves.


Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:40:25 -0400

A pelican covered in oil sits on a beach about a mile west of Refugio State Beach, Calif., Wednesday, May 20, 2015. A broken onshore pipeline spewed oil down a storm drain and into the ocean for several hours Tuesday before it was shut off. (Kenneth Song/The News-Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; SANTA MARIA TIMES OUTGOLETA, Calif. (AP) — The latest oil spill on the Santa Barbara coast is just a drop in the bucket compared with the area's catastrophic blowout in 1969, but it has become a new rallying point for environmentalists in their battle against drilling and fossil fuels.


Broncos DE Antonio Smith under investigation in Texas
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:36:49 -0400

FILE - In this April 28, 2015, file photo, Denver Broncos defensive ends Derek Wolfe, left, and Antonio Smith chat as they leave the field after the NFL football team's voluntary veterans minicamp in Englewood, Colo. Smith is under investigation in Texas over criminal allegations the local sheriff described as "sexual in nature." Smith has not been arrested and no charges have been filed. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos defensive end Antonio Smith is under investigation in Texas over a criminal allegation the local sheriff described Thursday as "sexual in nature."


Closing birdie for Spieth to share Colonial 1st-round lead
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Jordan Spieth tips his hat to the gallery after his introduction before his tee shot on the first hole during the first round of the Colonial golf tournament, Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Masters champion Jordan Spieth got his homecoming off to a leading start with a birdie before dark.


Celtics owner Pagliuca takes over Boston's 2024 Olympic bid
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:28:23 -0400

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2010, file photo, Steve Pagliuca, managing director of Bain Capital, speaks during a conference at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The group leading the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston shook up its management Thursday, May 21, 2015, making Boston Celtics co-owner Pagliuca the new chairman in an attempt to revive the city's chances of hosting the Summer Games. Pagliuca takes over the effort to convince the IOC to send the Summer Olympics to the United States for the first time since 1996. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)BOSTON (AP) — The group leading the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston shook up its management Thursday, making Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca the new chairman in an attempt to revive the city's chances of hosting the Summer Games.


5 B.B. King children visit body a day before public viewing
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Willie King, from left, Tanya Deckard, Patty King, Karen Williams, Barbara King Winfree and Rita Washington stand outside of a funeral home after a private family viewing of blues musician B.B. King Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Las Vegas. The family members attended a private viewing ahead of a public viewing scheduled for Friday. King died May 14 in Las Vegas at age 89. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five of B.B. King's adult children visited the blues great one last time in private Thursday at a Las Vegas funeral home that will host a public viewing Friday ahead of a Saturday memorial service.



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Elderly Woman Shoots Robot in Standoff With L.A. Deputies
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An elderly woman shot a sheriff's department robot and was still holding authorities at bay 14 hours after she called them to a Los Angeles County home.







D.C. Mansion Killings Suspect in Custody: Cops
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 05:37:03 GMT

Daron Dylon Wint, 34, was wanted on suspicion of first-degree murder while armed.







FBI Arrest Two ISIS Recruits Near L.A., Sources Say
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 05:34:54 GMT

The two men, who were arrested unarmed, are suspected of planning to travel abroad to join ISIS, sources said.







53 People in 9 States Sickened After Eating Raw Tuna
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 03:26:28 GMT

The source of the outbreak is unknown, but most who fell ill reported eating sushi containing raw tuna.







Two Unarmed Black Men Shot by Washington Cop
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:49:22 GMT

Protesters gathered in Olympia, Washington, after police shot two unarmed black men. The investigation was turned over to outside investigators.







Radio Captures Fatal Shooting of Omaha Cop Who Was New Mom
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:49:04 GMT

Even as they were still engaged in a fierce pursuit and gun battle with a fugitive, Omaha, Nebraska, police were desperately trying to save the life of their fallen colleague, Kerrie Orozco, police radio calls released Thursday reveal.







Duggar Son Apologizes After Molestation Allegations
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:29:58 GMT

Josh Duggar, who was featured in "19 Kids and Counting," issued an apology and quit his job on Thursday after reports that he molested underage girls.







Neighbor Sues Twin Peaks Over Deadly Biker Brawl
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:32:21 GMT

Don Carlos Mexican Restaurant in Waco is suing Twin Peaks after a deadly biker gang rumble left nine dead and brought down their property value.







ISIS Killed 17 on First Day in Palmyra: Monitors
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:07:08 GMT

Monitors say ISIS also killed 49 people around Palmyra as it advanced toward the city.







New-Mom Cop Gunned Down Hours Before Maternity Leave
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:24:34 GMT

Gunfire broke out when Omaha Officer Kerrie Orozco went to help serve a felony arrest warrant on a known gang member.







How Red Nose Day Helps Save Children's Lives
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Six Baltimore Officers Indicted for Freddie Gray's Death
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:56:27 GMT

A grand jury in Baltimore has indicted six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore's top prosecutor said Thursday.







Woman Reportedly Kept Captive in a Box Found Slain
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:09:34 GMT

A Missouri woman who authorities say was held against her will and kept in a box earlier this year was found dead with her teenage son on Thursday.







U.K. Cabbie Convicted in U.S. Soldier's Iraq Bomb Death
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 21:52:07 GMT

Anis Sardar was connected to the roadside bomb that blew up Sgt. Randy Johnson's Stryker in 2007.







U.S. Strike Killed Two Innocent Children in Syria: Military
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 21:23:18 GMT

The U.S. military has determined that two innocent children were killed in an American airstrike against the Khorasan group in Syria last fall.







Voyagers Find a Tiny Carnival of Critters in the Ocean
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 20:55:32 GMT

A scientific expedition finds that the world's oceans are teeming with tiny creatures that seem to have jumped off the pages of a Dr. Seuss tale.







D.C. Gyrocopter Pilot Douglas Hughes: No Regrets
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 20:49:39 GMT

Douglas Hughes is facing nine years in prison, but said his April stunt was still worth it.







Boy Scouts President Urges Change to Ban on Gay Leaders
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 19:34:55 GMT

"The status quo in our movement's membership standards cannot be sustained," said Boy Scouts national president Robert Gates.







'Invisible Harm': Could Be Years Before Oil Spill's Impact Known
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 19:34:46 GMT

It could be weeks before the beach near Santa Barbara is cleaned up, and even years before the damage to the wildlife is realized, scientists say.







It Could Be Years Before Full Damage of Oil Spill Is Known
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It could be weeks before the beach near Santa Barbara is cleaned up, and even years before the damage to the wildlife is realized, scientists say.








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Suspect in slaying of wealthy family hunted in New York

Police across the country are on the lookout for Daron Dylon Wint for allegedly murdering his former employer, Savvas Savopoulos, and his family.

EU seeks to keep partnership with ex-Soviet nations on track

The EU president warned the countries that they had little to gain from falling back into Moscow's orbit instead of deepening their partnership with the West.

Antarctic glaciers thinning so fast, it's like a switch was flipped

A new study finds that processes related to global warming are weakening several Antarctic ice shelves surprisingly quickly – causing glaciers to lose large amounts of ice.

Rift grows between nuclear haves, have-nots. What can be done?

The increasingly acrimonious standoff between the world’s major nuclear-weapons powers and dozens of non-weapons states has been playing out at the monthlong NPT review conference winding up at the UN this week.

6 officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray

Attorneys for the officers have said they are the victims of an "overzealous prosecution." The most serious charges range from second-degree "depraved heart" murder to assault.

Boy Scouts president calls for end to ban on gay troop leaders (+video)

The move could be a step toward ending a policy against gay leaders that has increasingly divided the Boy Scouts.

How to know if you should work at a startup

As college graduates start the job hunt, working at a startup can be appealing. NerdWallet financial adviser Megan Terzian explains what questions job seekers should ask themselves before joining a startup.

'Teddy bear' no longer endangered: What's behind the 'rewilding' of America?

Once down to just a three small breeding groups in 1992, the Louisiana black bear has clambered back from the brink of extinction. From bald eagles to mountain lions, some of America's rarest beasts have once again found sure footing.

Internet.org: A battle over net neutrality? Or between haves and have-nots?

While Facebook attempts to connect the two-thirds of the world without Internet access, it faces a growing backlash. What is the 'net neutrality' debate really about?

Islamic State seizes ancient Palmyra for strategic boost in eastern Syria (+video)

Military analysts said the IS victory left its forces in control of an important crossroads in eastern Syria that could open new supply lines to Iraq.

Does Rand Paul's 10-hour talk-a-thon count as a filibuster? Sure does.

The modern 'talking' filibuster often doubles as a publicity engagement. That's why it’s not surprising that the last four talking filibuster-ers are current presidential hopefuls.

Caramel-stuffed sea salt brownies

A decadent brownie with a layer of caramel sandwiched in the middle, topped with a thin layer of milk chocolate, and sprinkled with fleur de sel.

Islamic State takes over ancient Syrian cultural site. Destruction ahead? (+video)

Islamic State militants have a history of destroying ancient cultural sites, which they see as idolatrous. On Thursday, IS took control of Palmyra, Syria, one of the most significant sites in the Middle East dating back thousands of years.

Will new rules make GOP debates more combative? (+video)

The number of GOP presidential hopefuls, combined with just-announced rules, may turn the initial debates into an elbows-out scrabble, at least for those near the bottom of the polls.

Amid Nepal's rubble, a glimpse of Israeli gays' quest for family life

When the massive earthquake struck, an Israeli father of a 9-day-old girl born to a surrogate mother in Nepal, thought: ‘Is this the end of our dream?’

Nigeria's lesson in battling terrorists

With an election this past March and a new president taking power, Nigeria illustrates how a democracy stands up for its values against terrorist groups like Boko Haram.

Netflix gets a facelift. What's changing?

Netflix announced on Wednesday that the website's user interface will be getting an update for the first time since 2011.

On eBay? Six weird things to sell online.

Are empty egg cartons and old computer software of any value? Yes – eBay users can sell empty egg cartons anywhere between $10 and $20.

Malaysia to launch migrant sea search and rescue

Thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar and Bangladeshis are believed to be trapped on boats at with little food or water.

13 trillion electronvolts! Large Hadron Collider sets new record.

The newly refurbished particle accelerator under the Swiss-French border smashed the energy record ahead of schedule late Wednesday morning. 

Global warming debate heats up as Jeb Bush clashes with President Obama

Jeb Bush acknowledges climate change – but doesn't consider a problem of 'highest priority.'

First batch of Hillary Clinton's Benghazi e-mails released (+video)

The State Department is expected to release the first batch of Hillary Clinton's e-mails over the next few days. Meanwhile, The New York Times has obtained almost a third of the pages. 

China university denies US espionage charges of three staff members

The US Justice Department announced charges against six Chinese people on Tuesday, for stealing technology often used in military systems. Three of the six are staff at China's Tianjin University.

Dogs have been with us longer than we thought, say scientists

An analysis of a canine bone found in Russia suggests that dogs and wolves diverged far earlier than scientists had previously believed.

Cartwheeling spider, corpse-hoarding wasp among favorite new species of 2014

Scientists at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry have picked their favorite 10 of the 18,000 or so new species discovered last year.

How Senate broke logjam on 'fast track' trade bill (+video)

A controversial bill that would grant President Obama fast track authority to negotiate trade deals appeared to hit a wall – until senators hatched a surprising deal Thursday.

How to win interstellar friends and influence aliens with 'One Earth Project'

Do you have an idea of how to communicate with other potential life forms in our galaxy or others? There's a website for that.

What is David Cameron's immigration plan?

In Prime Minister David Cameron's first speech on immigration since he won a second term in the general election, he outlined stricter controls targeting illegal migration.

What you should buy at Memorial Day sales

Memorial Day is coming up, which means the Memorial Day weekends sales are starting to pop up. While it may not be the best time to buy patio furniture or grills, expect to see competitive Memorial Day deals on those items.

US-Cuba negotiations: What are the next steps for normalizing relations? (+video)

Representatives from both the US and Cuba met in Washington Thursday, trying to move the process along.

China says it's entitled to keep watch over airspace surrounding islands

Following a reported exchange in which its navy warned off a US surveillance plane, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman said China was 'entitled to the surveillance over related airspace and sea areas so as to maintain national security and avoid any maritime accidents.'

Lindsey Graham: not the Republican you think he is

The South Carolina senator, considering a run for the presidency in 2016, is a conservative but also a storied pragmatist, willing to work outside the comfort zone of his party's base to get things done. 

US existing home sales fall 3.3% in April. Is homeownership affordable anymore?

Existing home sales fell to a 5.04 million annualized pace in April, even though homes sold at their fastest clip in nearly two years. The housing market is facing the same conundrum as other areas of the economy: things are improving, but not  enough to translate into a change in the way most people live.

'Bombs,' protests, terrorist threats: What's going on in Macedonia? (+video)

The tiny nation is currently the site of Europe's biggest political scandal, involving secret tapes, mass protests, and threats of ethnic conflict.

In Japan, anger at Shinzo Abe's heavy hand on press turns mainstream (+video)

The prime minister is accused of blocking free expression and emboldening the ultra right. Meanwhile, the number of international scholars protesting Abe's views of World War II has jumped from 187 to 450. 

Guatemala: How a corruption scandal forced the president's hand (+video)

A UN-backed commission in Guatemala has uncovered a corrupt customs network, implicating senior officials. Its campaign against impunity has won public support from unlikely quarters and rattled the country's political elite. 

'Late Show' host David Letterman signs off for the last time

After a record-breaking 33 years as a late night talk show host, David Letterman's farewell show brought back many frequent guests and fan favorites.

House Homeland Security chairman talks Jade Helm, Syria, Islamic State

'Our military is not a threat,' Rep. Michael McCaul told reporters at a Monitor-hosted breakfast, seeking to allay concerns over upcoming military training exercises.

Which cities are most at risk of a terror attack?

A global risk-analysis firm looked at which cities are most at risk of being targeted by terrorists – and which aren't.

'Mad Men': The creator answered these questions about the finale

'Mad' creator Matthew Weiner recently discussed the series finale of the show in an event at the New York Public Library. He offered thoughts on the final moments of the episode and when he knew that a certain character would meet their end.


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Factory reset FAILS in 500 MEEELLION Android phones
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 06:58:05 GMT

Cambridge boffins recovered crypto keys, plus Google and Facebook tokens

Cambridge University boffins Laurent Simon and Ross Anderson say half a billion Android phones could have data recovered and Google accounts compromised thanks to flaws in the default wiping feature.…

ZX Spectrum 'Hobbit' revival sparks developer dispute
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 06:32:04 GMT

Elves vs. Dwarves argument among retro-devs as Men just get on and play improved game

Sinclair appreciation site World Of Spectrum recently relaunched its forums, after they fell over last year and users were forced to endure a temporary replacement.…

Heroic German rozzers rescue innocent lamb from sordid brothel
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 06:01:09 GMT

Little Knocking Sheep of Horrors

The German fuzz have nabbed a 25-year-old prostitute for keeping her pet lamb in the Munich brothel where she worked.…

HP beats the street on earnings, misses on revenue in Q2
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 05:29:12 GMT

Things are ugly outside the Americas, new China deal might help

HP has announced its results for its second fiscal quarter, and the news is mixed.…

Big sales growth nothing to do with NSA fears - Huawei top brass
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 05:02:11 GMT

Chinese kit-maker has stolen Europe from the yanks

Chinese kit-maker Huawei has denied NSA snooping fears have boosted the company’s sales outside the Middle Kingdom, despite recent bumper growth in Europe.…

Hacker uses Starbucks INFINITE MONEY for free CHICKEN SANDWICH
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 04:02:27 GMT

Coffee king finds cheeky exploit a bitter taste

Sakurity hacker Egor Homakov has found a way to dupe Starbucks into loading free cash onto the "coffee" chain's payment cards.…

PCI council gives up, dumbs down PCI DSS for small business
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 03:02:06 GMT

Taskforce to try again with new education campaign for simpler security standard

The The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council has created a taskforce charged with improving security among small businesses.…

VMware beta testing database-as-a-service based on SQL Server
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:56:11 GMT

'vCloud Air SQL' will bring disaster recovery for your DB coming to Virtzilla's vCloud Air

VMware is beta testing a database-as-a-service offering running SQL Server 2008 R2 & 2012.…

EXT4 filesystem can EAT ALL YOUR DATA
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:31:04 GMT

RAID bug can corrupt the filesystem, patches incoming, caution advised

Flaws have been found in the EXT4 filesystem that can cause data loss when running Linux 4.0 and higher.…

Snowden latest: NSA planned sneak attacks on Android app stores
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:58:07 GMT

Agencies also hid major flaws in UC Browser

The latest package of documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden details how the intelligence services planned to host man-in-the-middle attacks to install tracking and control software onto Android smartphones.…

School's in for Chromebooks, Google's the top swot in class
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:39:19 GMT

ChromeOS getting 'em while they're young

Chromebooks will be shipping to the tune of 7.3 million units this year, thanks mostly to educational sales.…

Want to be the hottest thing since Melrose Place? Get these Lycos patents
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:47:11 GMT

Who wouldn't want to own IP from firm that peaked 20 years ago?

Dial-up era icon Lycos has finally gotten around to selling off its patents.…

City of birth? Why password questions are a terrible idea
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:40:19 GMT

Best way not to remember an answer? Lie to yourself

Using secret questions to give people access to their passwords is a terrible idea, according to a new paper from Google.…

Singapore to trial 10Gbps home broadband
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:18:41 GMT

Take that Google cable, and weep Australia

Singapore's dominant telco, Singtel, has announced a pilot deployment of 10Gbps broadband to a select group next quarter, and says that it expects the blistering fast Internet service to be generally available by the later part of this year.…

SpaceX signs off on another successful mission with Pacific splashdown
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 20:55:15 GMT

Dragon quenched with water landing

SpaceX's Dragon cargo capsule has made a splash-landing in the Pacific Ocean as planned after detaching from the International Space Station.…

Grand Theft Auto maker lobs sueball at BBC over biopic
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 20:53:02 GMT

Casting Harry Potter as our CEO? The nerve!

A spat between the creators of Grand Theft Auto and the BBC has spilled over into a legal feud.…

New Windows 10 Build 10122 aims to fix file association hijacking
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 20:49:37 GMT

Smoother and more stable, but Start menu and tablet issues remain

Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10, named 10122, which includes an effort to fix file association hijacking, where a newly installed application becomes the default for opening documents with a particular extension, such as PDF, docx, jpg or MP3.…

404 Boss not found, ICANN CEO suddenly quits
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 17:57:03 GMT

Surprise decision will likely see Fadi Chehade leave before critical transition

ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade has surprised the internet community by announcing he will step down from the job after just three years in the post.…

Spotify smashing new media paradigms with something called ‘video’
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 15:05:08 GMT

Swede streamer was once all about the music, man

Streaming music pioneer Spotify wants to broaden its appeal beyond music buffs by incorporating podcasts, video, and Pandora-style personal “radio stations” into its music service.…

Apple announces 'Home' iOS 9 app to run the Internet of Stuff
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 14:25:10 GMT

Managing things in the Internet of Things is a thing, y'know

As humanity lumbers towards its techno-utopian future, Apple's clever-clogs have put together an iOS 9 app called "Home".…

Governance the key if you don't want mobile workers escaping your control
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 14:03:07 GMT

On the move but not on the loose

Mobile computing is great. No longer are we chained to our desks when using technology and doing proper work. Not only are laptops getting smaller, lighter and cheaper, it is also possible to do real, productive stuff even more freely using phones and tablets.…

NetApp's customers resisting Clustered ONTAP transition
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 13:33:03 GMT

Wake up and smell the declining revenues

Customer resistance to complex Clustered ONTAP migrations caused a slowdown in hardware sales at NetApp, with revenues clearly shrinking.…

WHOOPSIE! Vast US health insurer CareFirst plundered of 1.1 MEELLION records
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 13:02:11 GMT

But no medical or payment info - it seems

More than 1.1 million user records have been compromised following a hack against US health insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.…

Coho Data spawns all-flash MicroArray with fresh funding help
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 12:42:08 GMT

Not quite storage fishing in the Yemen, but still pretty good

Storage service array startup Coho Data has nearly doubled its funding and got itself a new product to boot.…

Backpage child sex trafficking lawsuit nixed thanks to 'internet freedoms'
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 12:23:09 GMT

Judge: Communications Decency Act trumps indecent ads

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought against a classified ads site used by pimps to facilitate underage prostitution, arguing that the “internet freedom” of website operators trumped the rights of three girls who were trafficked and raped.…

Imation CEO voted off board in proxy war bombshell
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 12:03:11 GMT

Activist investor Clinton Group sets up camp at far end of boardroom table

Imation's CEO has been provisionally voted off the company's board, as shareholders supported the activist investor Clinton Group in its view of Imation's alleged leadership failures.…

Salesforce: Profit pah! We’ll be back in the red before you know it
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 11:49:06 GMT

SAP saps soon to be slapped

Software service slinger Salesforce.com banked its first operating profit in 18 quarters — yes, you read that correctly — but reassuringly confirmed it will be back in the red again in the next trading period.…

Belgian telco prepares to tear out last of nation's phone boxes
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 11:26:25 GMT

Shares in public toilet firms reportedly on the rise

Proximus, the Belgian mobile operator, is about to complete the process of removing its last 300 phone boxes. The last will be ceremonially felled on June 1 in Antwerp.…

China spending $182 BEEELLION on net construction by end of 2017
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 11:05:04 GMT

The move away from manufacturing base continues

Beijing has announced a $182bn programme of network infrastructure spending, supplementing the development of China's service sector over the next two and half years.…

It pays to fake it: Test your flash SAN with a good simulation
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 10:53:44 GMT

How to measure your storage performance

It is pretty obvious that storage systems vary. You could reply, with some justification: “No shit, Sherlock!”…

Post-PC era? Surely you're joking, says Lenovo as computers fly out of door
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 10:26:49 GMT

Profits down following acquisitions, though

Computers are still flying out of the door for Lenovo but Q4 profits crashed by more than a third due to a hike in operating expenses that followed several acquisitions.…

A good effort, but a bit odd: Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi 2
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 09:57:09 GMT

The question is, does the Pi really need Windows?

First Look Microsoft has released a preview of Windows 10 for Raspberry Pi 2, the £30 ARMv7 computer board produced by the Cambridge-based Raspberry Pi Foundation.…

Choose Deutsche Telekom for all your bargain spying needs
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 09:29:07 GMT

Cable company helped NSA spy on Vienna for a decade, says Austrian MP

An Austrian newspaper has published what it claims is evidence that Deutsche Telekom spied on Vienna for German spooks for the miserly sum of just €6,500 a year.…

King's Bounty (1990): Enter the kleptomaniac dragon
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 09:04:06 GMT

Employ a mighty army, locate a symbolic staff

Antique Code Show So as Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt stakes its claim as RPG of the millennium, I figured it’s time to look back on a turn-based fantasy questing classic of yesteryear, which definitely doesn’t feature any stuffed unicorn sex.…

Daisy Group offers to gobble Phoenix IT Group for 133m
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 08:39:04 GMT

Due diligence done, talks at 'advanced stage'

Acquisitive B2B tech and comms player Daisy Group has bid 160 pence per share for AIM-listed Phoenix IT Group valuing the services operation at around £133m.…

NINTENDO assigns BOWSER to run North American sales. No, really
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 08:18:24 GMT

Turtle namesake recruited for smartphone assault

Nintendo has announced it has hired Bowser as its new veep of North American sales.…

Dell inserts Hyper-V smarts into its DL backup boxen
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 08:02:08 GMT

Widens range with new appliances and standby VMs

Dell has added two new back-up appliances to its range, top-and-tailing its existing DL1000 product and adding neat features such as virtual standby VMs.…

NASA plots interplanetary cubesat swarms
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 07:31:11 GMT

Lots of small, cheap probes can tell us more than one big, expensive, probe

NASA has revealed it is working on CubeSat Application for Planetary Entry Missions (CAPE), a plan to use small satellites to explore the solar system.…

Hacker launches ransomware rescue kit
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 07:02:12 GMT

Steady, breathe: The wrong click could turn servers to brick

Security bod Jada Cyrus has compiled a ransomware rescue kit to help victims decrypt locked files and avoid paying off crooks.…

Intel wants containers to be alone again, naturally
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 06:29:06 GMT

VT-x virtualisation extensions pressed into service improving container security

Intel's taken its turn trying to advance containerisation technology by announcing a new approach to container security.…

Mobiles at school could be MAKING YOUR KID MORE DUMBER
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 06:01:12 GMT

Instant messaging and Candy Crush Saga in class creates learning not-spots

Restricting smart watch and mobile phone use can be a low-cost policy to reduce educational inequalities. This is the conclusion of a report by Louis-Philippe Beland and Richard Murphy working at the London School of Economics Centre for Economic Performance (pdf) and Louisiana State University.…

Delphix offers a mask for your data
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 05:29:08 GMT

Acquisition protects customer info from dev teams

Data virtualisation outfit Delphix is looking to the acquisition of Axis Technology Software to let enterprise developers work with real data, while protecting the personal information that data represents.…

Odin (formerly Parallels) bets big on Docker and OpenStack
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 04:57:09 GMT

Virtuozzo to get native support for Docker

Junior virtualiser Parallels has split into two companies.…

Andreessen tips spare change into sensor startup Samsara
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 04:26:25 GMT

Along with World+Dog, Meraki founders reckon IoT is next big thing

The founders of Cisco-acquired Meraki have resurfaced with their next venture, an Internet of Things sensor outfit called Samsara.…

HP looks set to ditch 3Com-spawn H3C Tech
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 04:04:06 GMT

Tsinghua Unigroup to scoop remnants of once-mighty Ethernet pioneer

H3C, a networking business that started life as a joint venture between 3Com and Huawei but is now owned by HP, is to become a majority-owned subsidiary of the state-controlled Tsinghua Unigroup.…

Extreme Networks restructures again, promises SDN pivot
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 03:25:25 GMT

Global workforce to be cut by 18 per cent in search of savings

The indifferent revenue growth and ongoing losses announced earlier this month are having the usual effect on vendor Extreme Networks: it's announced a restructure.…

Google DOG WHISTLING fails to send URLs across the room
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 02:58:06 GMT

I don't like your Tone, Google, try something I can hear

Google has released an experimental plug-in for Chrome that does something odd: sending URLs around the room using sound.…

Huawei announces tiny 10 KB IoT kernel
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 02:32:10 GMT

LiteOS will be made open source

Huawei has offered up a good look at its Internet of Things strategy, using its Network Congress 2015 to show off a microkernel that will be the bedrock of its future efforts in the field.…

The Internet of Things becomes the Game of Thrones in standards war
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 02:12:21 GMT

Z-Wave thinks it's VHS to opponent's Betamax

There is an "internet of things" standards war coming and Z-Wave will emerge triumphant, at least according to two of its leading advocates.…

Rand Paul stages Senate filibuster against Patriot Act
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 01:56:57 GMT

Bipartisan effort to kill Section 215

Update Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is currently four hours into a filibuster on the Senate floor over plans to renew sections of the Patriot Act that allow mass surveillance of American citizens.…


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Hubble telescope observes freaky antics of 'Nasty 1' star
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 04:59:11 GMT

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope say the star nicknamed Nasty 1 (Miss Jackson if...) doesn't behave like a typical star of its kind. Hence its bad-boy image and name.







Skin that can see is octopus camouflage superpower
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 04:50:30 GMT

A protein in octopus skin is similar to a light-detecting protein found in the eye, enabling the cephalopods' amazing camouflage skills.

eBay testing buyer loyalty program in Germany
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 04:13:00 GMT

The program, to be offered at an annual fee, will include fast, free shipping and returns for buyers. It could be the start of another potential challenger to Amazon Prime.







Letting humans crowdsource a message to aliens can't possibly go wrong (Tomorrow Daily 182)
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:51:16 GMT

On today's show, Khail and Ashley cover a variety of future tech crowdfunding efforts, including an updated satellite time capsule for alien life forms, fabric made by 3D printing liquids onto metal molds, and a basic cell phone that can only make or receive calls.







Google reportedly developing 'Brillo,' an OS for the Internet of Things
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:59:34 GMT

The lightweight version of mobile operating system Android would help smart devices communicate better with each other, according to a report in The Information.







Kanye vs. Code? Rapping computer is almost ready to battle
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:46:26 GMT

By using some network architecture that's sick, this rapping code knows the best rhymes to pick.







The new Spotify: Part tunes, part TV, part fortune-teller
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:37:46 GMT

Spotify wants to hook you up with more than just catchy beats. For that to work for the masses, the company must know what you'll like before you do -- even if it's not music.

This week's YouTube hit: How to scare a charging bear
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:43:02 GMT

Technically Incorrect: On a snowy trail in the woods, a bear meets a Swedish man -- and apparently meets its match.







Using intentions to control a robotic prosthetic
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:34:59 GMT

A neural implant on the area of the brain that controls the patient's intention to move could be the key to better robotic prosthetics.







Get these great games on your Windows Phone (pictures)
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:14:23 GMT

Why should iOS and Android fans have all the fun? Here are some great games you can play on your Windows Phone.







Microsoft to bring Outlook.com, Outlook closer together
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:08:57 GMT

Thanks to a bunch of new features and back-end platform changes coming to Outlook.com webmail, users won't see much difference between the two products.







Top 10 new species of 2015 (pictures)
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:00:02 GMT

The International Institute for Species Exploration and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry have announced the top 10 new species discovered in 2014, including a "chicken from hell" dinosaur and a pufferfish that makes underwater "crop circles".







Real-life Predator blade gauntlet is the stuff of nightmares
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 21:29:02 GMT

Remember those deadly wrist blades in "Alien vs. Predator"? The folks of "Man at Arms: Reforged" have built a real blade gauntlet that looks absolutely deadly.







Google I/O 2015: 5 things to expect
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 20:47:43 GMT

Google's developer conference is coming up fast. Based on Google's officially released schedule, here's what we expect to see at the show.







Upstart Russian browser strips down to take on Google
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 20:07:40 GMT

Taking on the tech industry's biggest companies might seem a fool's errand, but Russia's Yandex has reason to think its Web browser has a chance challenging Chrome.







Spotify, QuizUp join quest to be 'The Everything App'
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 19:57:21 GMT

More apps are on a mission to become your app for everything. Music app Spotify is serving up videos for news and entertainment, and trivia game QuizUp expands into a social network.







Take a drone tour of company's USS Enterprise-like headquarters
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 19:54:56 GMT

A Chinese gaming company's headquarters were made to look like a Federation starship from "Star Trek," as this drone footage shows.







Apple patent application shows new twist on mobile hotspots
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 19:12:17 GMT

Patent application shows a simple cylindrical device that's turned on by twisting one end. Whether it will ever hit the market, though, is an open question.







All those 'Likes' don't add up to real fans, Facebook exec warns brands
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 19:02:19 GMT

How can a brand reach genuine fans on Facebook and persuade them to go to a show, buy a product or otherwise support the brand? By paying, says Facebook's Niall Fagan.







Witcher 3 dev responds to graphics downgrade concerns
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 18:40:13 GMT

CD Projekt Red said it never intentionally tried to mislead anyone, but admits, "This is the nature of games development."








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DNA On Pizza Crust Leads To Quadruple Murder Suspect
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 04:27:00 GMT

HughPickens.com writes: In a case straight out of CSI, CNN reports that police are searching for the man suspected in the gruesome slayings of the Savopoulos family and their housekeeper, after his DNA was purportedly found on a pizza crust at the scene of the quadruple murders. They discovered his DNA on the crust of a Domino's pizza — one of two delivered to the Savopoulos home May 14 as the family was held hostage inside — a source familiar with the investigation said. The pizza apparently was paid for with cash left in an envelope on the porch. The next morning, Savvas Savopoulos's personal assistant dropped off a package containing $40,000 in cash at the home, according to the officials and police documents. The bodies of Savopoulos, along with his wife, Amy, their 10-year-old son Philip and the family's housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, were discovered the afternoon of May 14 after firefighters responded to reports of a fire. D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says the killings are likely not a random crime and police have issued an arrest warrant for the 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint, who is described as 5'7 and 155 lbs and might also go by the name "Steffon." Wint apparently used to work at American Iron Works, where Savvas Savopoulos was CEO and president. The neighborhood is home to numerous embassies and diplomatic mansions as well as the official residence of Vice President Joe Biden and his wife. "Right now you have just about every law enforcement officer across the country aware of his open warrant and are looking for him," says Lanier. "I think even his family has made pleas for him to turn himself in."

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Gravitational Anomalies Beneath Mountains Point To Isostasy of Earth's Crust
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:05:00 GMT

StartsWithABang writes: Imagine you wanted to know what your acceleration was anywhere on Earth; imagine that simply saying "9.81 m/s^2" wasn't good enough. What would you need to account for? Sure, there are the obvious things: the Earth's rotation and its various altitudes and different points. Surely, the farther away you are from Earth's center, the less your acceleration's going to be. But what might come as a surprise is that if you went up to the peak of the highest mountains, not only would the acceleration due to gravity be its lowest, but there'd also be less mass beneath your feet than at any other location.

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Netgear and ZyXEL Confirm NetUSB Flaw, Are Working On Fixes
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:18:00 GMT

itwbennett writes: In follow-up to a story that appeared on Slashdot yesterday about a critical vulnerability in the NetUSB service, networking device manufacturers ZyXEL Communications and Netgear have confirmed that some of their routers are affected and said they are working on fixes. ZyXEL will begin issuing firmware updates in June, while Netgear plans to start releasing patches in the third quarter of the year.

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YouTube Live Streams Now Support HTML5 Playback and 60fps Video
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:35:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: YouTube today announced that it is rolling out HTML5 playback and has added 60fps live streaming to allow users to broadcast in real time. "When you start a live stream on YouTube at 60fps, we'll transcode your stream into 720p60 and 1080p60, which means silky smooth playback for gaming and other fast-action videos," YouTube said in a statement. "We'll also make your stream available in 30fps on devices where high frame rate viewing is not yet available, while we work to expand support in the coming weeks."

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What Was the Effect of Rand Paul's 10-Hour "Filibuster"?
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:52:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Sen. Rand Paul held up a vote on the Fast Track Authority for an eleven hour dissertation on the flaws of: the Patriot Act, the replacement the USA Freedom Act, bulk data collection including credit card purchases, the DEA and IRS's use of NSA intel. for "parallel construction", warrant-less GPS bugs on vehicles, as well as the important distinction of a general warrant versus a specific one. "There is a general veil of suspicion that is placed on every American now. Every American is somehow said to be under suspicion because we are collecting the records of every American," Paul said. The questions is what did the "filibuster" really accomplish? The speeches caused a delay in Senate business but it's unclear what larger effect, if any, that will have.

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Security Researchers Wary of Wassenaar Rules
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:08:00 GMT

msm1267 writes: The Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security today to implement the controversial Wassenaar Arrangement, and computer security specialists are wary of its language and vagaries. For starters, its definition of "intrusion software" that originally was meant to stem the effect of spying software such as FinFisher and Hacking Team, has also apparently snared many penetration testing tools. Also, despite the Commerce Department's insistence that vulnerability research does not fall under Wassenaar, researchers say that's up for interpretation.

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Australian ISP Offers Pro-bono Legal Advice To Accused Pirates
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 21:25:00 GMT

New submitter thegarbz writes: As covered previously, after losing a legal battle against Dallas Buyers Club and Voltage Pictures the Federal Court of Australia asked ISP iiNet to hand over details of customers allegedly downloading the movie The Dallas Buyers Club. iiNet has now taken the unprecedented move to offer pro-bono legal advice to all of its customers targeted over piracy claims. "It is important to remember that the Court's findings in this case do not mean that DBC and Voltage's allegations of copyright infringement have been proven," Ben Jenkins, financial controller for iiNet wrote. Also, as part of the ruling the court will review all correspondence sent to alleged copyright infringers in hopes to prevent the practice of speculative invoicing. Unless it can be proven exactly how much and and with how many people a film was shared the maximum damages could also be limited to the lost revenue by the studio, which currently stands at $10AU ($7.90US) based on iTunes pricing.

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Student Photographer Threatened With Suspension For Sports Photos
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 20:42:00 GMT

sandbagger writes: Anthony Mazur is a senior at Flower Mound High School in Texas who photographed school sports games and other events. Naturally he posted them on line. A few days ago he was summoned to the principal's office and threatened with a suspension and 'reporting to the IRS' if he didn't take those 4000 photos down. Reportedly, the principal's rationale was that the school has copyright on the images and not him.

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Academics Build a New Tor Client Designed To Beat the NSA
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 19:50:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: In response to a slew of new research about network-level attacks against Tor, academics from the U.S. and Israel built a new Tor client called Astoria designed to beat adversaries like the NSA, GCHQ, or Chinese intelligence who can monitor a user's Tor traffic from entry to exit. Astoria differs most significantly from Tor's default client in how it selects the circuits that connect a user to the network and then to the outside Internet. The tool is an algorithm designed to more accurately predict attacks and then securely select relays that mitigate timing attack opportunities for top-tier adversaries.

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Ask Slashdot: Career Advice For an Aging Perl Developer?
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 19:09:00 GMT

New submitter ukrifleman writes: I've been doing UK based perl, JS, light PHP and JQUERY dev plus Centos/Debian sys admin on a freelance basis for over a decade now. Mostly maintaining older stuff but I also undertook a big, 3 year bespoke project (all written in legacy non OO perl). The trouble is, that contract has now finished and all the legacy work has dried out and I've only got about 2 months of income left! I need to get a full time job. To most dev firms I'm going to look like a bit of a dinosaur, 40 odd years old, knows little of OO coding OR modern languages and aproaches to projects. I can write other languages and, with a bit of practice I'll pick them up pretty quickly. I really don't know where to start. What's hot, what's worth learning, I'm self-taught so have no CS degree, just 15 years of dev and sys admin experience. I've got a bit of team and project management experience too it's quite a worry going up against young whipper snappers that know all the buzz words and modern tech! Am I better off trying to get a junior job to start so I can catch up with some tech? Would I be better off trawling the thousands of job sites or finding a bonafide IT specialist recruitment firm? Should I take the brutally honest approach to my CV/interviews or just wing it and hope I don't bite off more than I can chew? What kind of learning curve could I expect if I took on a new language I have no experience with? Are there any qualififcations that I NEED to have before firms would be willing to take me on? I've been sitting here at this desk for 10 years typing away and only now do I realise that I've stagnated to the point where I may well be obsolete!

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GM's Exec. Chief Engineer For Electric Vehicles Pam Fletcher Answers Your Question
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 18:27:00 GMT

Pam Fletcher was propulsion system chief engineer on the first Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and is now executive chief engineer for electrified vehicles at GM, overseeing electrified vehicles company-wide. A while ago you had a chance to ask about her work and the future of electric cars. Below you'll find her answers to your questions.

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Stanford Researcher Finds Little To Love In Would-Be Hacker Marketplace
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 17:46:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: What if there were an Uber for hackers? Well, there is. It's called Hacker's List, and it made the front page of the New York Times this year. Anyone can post or bid on an 'ethical' hacking project. According to new Stanford research, however, the site is a wreck. 'Most requests are unsophisticated and unlawful, very few deals are actually struck, and most completed projects appear to be criminal.' And it gets worse. 'Many users on Hacker's List are trivially identifiable,' with an email address or Facebook account. The research dataset includes thousands of individuals soliciting federal crimes.

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CareFirst Admits More Than a Million Customer Accounts Were Exposed In Security Breach
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 17:04:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes with news, as reported by The Stack, that regional health insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, has confirmed a breach which took place last summer, and may have leaked personal details of as many as 1.1 million of the company's customers: "The Washington D.C.-based firm announced yesterday that the hack had taken place in June last year. CareFirst said that the breach had been a 'sophisticated cyberattack' and that those behind the crime had accessed and potentially stolen sensitive customer data including names, dates of birth, email addresses and ID numbers. All affected members will receive letters of apology, offering two years of free credit monitoring and identity threat protection as compensation, CareFirst said in a statement posted on its website." Free credit monitoring is pretty weak sauce for anyone who actually ends up faced with identity fraud.

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Take Two Sues BBC Over Drama About GTA Development
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 16:22:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Take Two Interactive, the parent company of Rockstar Games, is suing the BBC for trademark infringement over its planned "making of GTA" drama, Game Changers. The 90-minute movie was created without the involvement of the studio, which rarely comments on the GTA series' development outside of organised press events. (It is expected that it will draw upon the public conflict between Sam Houser and notorious anti-gaming crank Jack Thompson, via the expose "Jacked" by David Kushner.) After direct negotiations with the BBC failed, Take Two brought suit to "ensure that [their] trademarks are not misused." The details of the suit, Rockstar's objections, and the penalties sought, are not yet known.

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Asus ZenFone 2 Performance Sneak Peek With Intel Z3580 Inside
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 15:35:00 GMT

MojoKid writes: Asus just finally made their ZenFone 2 available for sale in the US. It's an Intel-powered smartphone running Android Lollipop that's compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile, and other cellular networks that utilize GSM technology, like Straight Talk, MetroPCS, and Cricket Wireless among others.The device is packing a quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 (2.3GHz) with PowerVR G6430 graphics and 4GB of RAM, along with Intel 7262 and Intel 2230 modem tech, a 5.5" Full HD screen, a 13MP rear camera, dual-SIM support and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. The high-end model can be had for only $299, unlocked. A $199 version with 2GB of RAM and a slightly slower Intel Atom Z3560 is also available. In the benchmarks, the Zenfone 2 offers competent though middling performance but considering Asus has priced the ZenFone 2 so aggressively, it's sure to grab some attention at retail with consumers looking for a contract-free commitment.

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In 1984, Jobs and Wozniak Talk About Apple's Earliest Days
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 15:11:00 GMT

harrymcc writes: In 1984, Apple launched the Apple IIc computer. As part of its promotion, it produced a video with Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and other employees talking about company's founding and the creation of the Apple I and Apple II computers. Over at Fast Company, I've shared this remarkable, little-seen bit of history. It's full of goodies, from images of Jobs and Wozniak wearing remarkably Apple Watch-like timepieces to evocative photos of early computer stores.

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Pre-Orders Start For Neo900 Open Source Phone
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 14:54:00 GMT

New submitter JoSch1337 writes: After a year and a half of development, the Neo900 project now opened its web shop for the down payments of binding pre-orders for either a full Neo900 phone or the bare circuit board to upgrade an existing Nokia N900. The up-front down payment is necessary to now secure expensive "risk parts" like the modem, 1GB RAM and N900 cases. Thus, without pre-ordering now, there might not be enough parts left after the first batch. The Neo900 is the spritual successor of the Nokia N900. The new circuit board can be placed into an existing N900 for better specs (faster CPU, more RAM, LTE modem) than the original device while still maintaining fremantle (maemo 5) backwards compatibility. Alternatively, a fully assembled phone can be purchased as well. The Neo900 will be fully operational without any binary blob running on the main CPU. While the modem still requires a non-free firmware, it is completely decoupled from the rest of the device (think of a LTE usb stick you put in your laptop) and can reliably be monitored or switched off by the operating system. You can follow the development of the project in the maemo forum, read about the specs of the device or consult the FAQ

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US Proposes Tighter Export Rules For Computer Security Tools
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 14:10:00 GMT

itwbennett writes: The U.S. Commerce Department has proposed tighter export rules for computer security tools and could prohibit the export of penetration testing tools without a license. The proposal would modify rules added to the Wassenaar Arrangement in 2013 that limit the export of technologies related to intrusion and traffic inspection. The definition of intrusion software would also encompass 'proprietary research on the vulnerabilities and exploitation of computers and network-capable devices,' the proposal said.

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Linux 4.0 Has a File-System Corruption Problem, RAID Users Warned
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 13:23:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: For the past few days kernel developers and Linux users have been investigating an EXT4 file-system corruption issue affecting the latest stable kernel series (Linux 4.0) and the current development code (Linux 4.1). It turns out that Linux users running the EXT4 file-system on a RAID0 configuration can easily destroy their file-system with this newest "stable" kernel. The cause and fix have materialized but it hasn't yet worked its way out into the mainline kernel, thus users should be warned before quickly upgrading to the new kernel on systems with EXT4 and RAID0.

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The Reason For Java's Staying Power: It's Easy To Read
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 12:13:00 GMT

jfruh writes: Java made its public debut twenty years ago today, and despite a sometimes bumpy history that features its parent company being absorbed by Oracle, it's still widely used. Mark Reinhold, chief architect for the Oracle's Java platform group, offers one explanation for its continuing popularity: it's easy for humans to understand it at a glance. "It is pretty easy to read Java code and figure out what it means. There aren't a lot of obscure gotchas in the language ... Most of the cost of maintaining any body of code over time is in maintenance, not in initial creation."

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published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:29:36 GMT
DevOps Isn’t a Job. But It’s Still Important
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:29:09 GMT

DevOps Isn’t a Job. But It’s Still Important

Every company today knows it needs DevOps. It's just that no one can agree on what DevOps really is.

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On-Demand Startups Aren’t Delivering on Promises to Workers
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 20:20:21 GMT

On-Demand Startups Aren’t Delivering on Promises to Workers

People are leaving on-demand work after finding out the promised advantages over traditional jobs don't hold up.

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Audio Visuals: Taylor Swift Is the Center of the Pop Culture Universe
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 18:10:25 GMT

Audio Visuals: Taylor Swift Is the Center of the Pop Culture Universe

This week's music video roundup is a special edition, special because Taylor Swift and Beyonc each put out new videos.

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Cape Watch: Let’s Talk About Lex Luthor’s Fashion Choices
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:08 GMT

Cape Watch: Let’s Talk About Lex Luthor’s Fashion Choices

With 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' still fresh in everyone's minds, attentions have turned to other super teams. Here is all the superhero movie news you need.

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5 Numbers That Explain Why STEM Diversity Matters to All of Us
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 13:33:40 GMT

5 Numbers That Explain Why STEM Diversity Matters to All of Us

The ongoing debate about the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) diversity dilemma has a pretty low signal-to-noise ratio: Despite the constant stream of TED Talks, books, blog posts, and corporate initiatives, there’s surprisingly little consensus about what the latest statistics and trends mean—much less how we’re going to address the issues they raise. But […]

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MIT’s Humanoid Robot Goes to Robo Boot Camp
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 13:30:34 GMT

MIT’s Humanoid Robot Goes to Robo Boot Camp

MIT's humanoid robot is going to compete in DARPA's Robotics Challenge finals in two weeks. But can it walk on its own two feet?

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Oh Look, More Evidence Humans Shouldn’t Be Driving
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 13:00:13 GMT

Oh Look, More Evidence Humans Shouldn’t Be Driving

The evidence that human driving isn't the hottest idea keeps coming.This week, we've got two studies to add to the pile.

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We’re All Using These Emoji Wrong
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 12:36:25 GMT

We’re All Using These Emoji Wrong

Unicode knows that you've been using a few emoji incorrectly, and the group is here to clear it all up.

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Review: Blossom
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 12:00:29 GMT

Review: Blossom

The smart sprinkler system is an Internet of Things product you can totally forget about. And that's the way it should be.

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Hey Spotify: Not Every Tech Company Needs to Be Everything
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 11:00:26 GMT

Hey Spotify: Not Every Tech Company Needs to Be Everything

Spotify is just the most recent tech company that wants to become The One True Internet Experience.

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Humans Out-Play an AI at Texas Hold ‘Em—For Now
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 11:00:23 GMT

Humans Out-Play an AI at Texas Hold ‘Em—For Now

The newest battlefield in the War Against the Machines is the poker table.

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Drone Glider Tests When It’s Safe to Fly by a Volcano
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 11:00:17 GMT

Drone Glider Tests When It’s Safe to Fly by a Volcano

To keep planes in the air after a volcano erupts, researchers are trying to map airspace ash with fleets of autonomous gliders that collect and geotag samples.

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Tales From an Era When Airlines Knew Good Design
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 11:00:14 GMT

Tales From an Era When Airlines Knew Good Design

A new book documents how airlines leveraged graphic design to set themselves apart from their competition.

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If Your Shark Photos Aren’t Good, You’re Not Close Enough
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 11:00:01 GMT

If Your Shark Photos Aren’t Good, You’re Not Close Enough

Jorge Hauser gets up close and personal with sharks, crocodiles and more.

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This New Adventure Game Really Nails the Dialogue
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 10:30:23 GMT

This New Adventure Game Really Nails the Dialogue

Keep your eyes out for Oxenfree, an upcoming indie game from Disney and Telltale veterans with razor-sharp writing.

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It’d Be Crazy if VC Firms Didn’t Fix Their Gender Problem
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 10:15:58 GMT

It’d Be Crazy if VC Firms Didn’t Fix Their Gender Problem

Venture capital isn’t just discriminating while cutting itself off from women’s talent, smarts, and insight.

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Ford Makes Backing Up a Trailer as Easy as Turning a Knob
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 04:01:53 GMT

Ford Makes Backing Up a Trailer as Easy as Turning a Knob

Ford has a new feature for the 2016 F-150 that makes backing a trailer as easy as turning a knob.

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The Luxury Bus for Techies Is Shutting Down (For Now)
published: Wed, 20 May 2015 23:27:25 GMT

The Luxury Bus for Techies Is Shutting Down (For Now)

Luxury private-bus service Leap has halted its service to comply with regulations. Because it knows it can.

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The Flash GIF and a Graf: A Proper Goodbye
published: Wed, 20 May 2015 21:59:44 GMT

The Flash GIF and a Graf: A Proper Goodbye

The first season of the CW's 'The Flash' came to a whirlwind and impressive conclusion last night. Here is the best moment.

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Mercedes Dreams Up a Swanky Interior for Private Jets
published: Wed, 20 May 2015 21:55:44 GMT

Mercedes Dreams Up a Swanky Interior for Private Jets

Mercedes and Lufthansa have built a futuristic private jet interior that could showcase the future of its cars, too.

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Celebs Bring the Funny for Red Nose Day: Gwyneth Paltrow Hangs Out, Robert Pattinson Crashes a Car & More!
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 03:15:40 GMT

What's Red Nose Day, you ask? It first started in Britain in 1988 to raise money for poverty-stricken children in the UK and Africa. This year, the comedy benefit has extended to the...

Find Out What Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Daniel Craig and More Really Sound Like in This Hilarious Red Nose Day Expos
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:57:00 GMT

The truth is out. Proving that there's no price too big to pay when it benefits a great cause like Red Nose Day, mega-stars such as Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson and Daniel...

Reese Witherspoon Is Going to Play Tinker Bell in New Live-Action Disney Movie
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 02:32:25 GMT

Everyone clap for Reese Witherspoon! It looks like the A-list star is going to be spreading some fairy dust after reports state Witherspoon is slated to star in and produce Tink, a...

Lazers Fired! Diplo Gives Zedd's New Album a Rough Review
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:41:23 GMT

So much for PLUR! Selena Gomez's once-rumored boyfriend Zedd dropped his new album, True Colors, this week and fellow DJ Diplo wasted no time in sharing his thoughts....

Supermodel Nicole Trunfio Breastfeeds Her Baby Boy on Elle Australia Cover: I'm Proud of What This Cover Stands For
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:10:44 GMT

This isn't your ordinary magazine cover. Supermodel Nicole Trunfino stuns on the cover of Elle Australia's June issue, but along with sharing her ridiculously good looks, she...

Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult Together Again for X-Men: Apocalypse—and He Looks Thrilled: See the Photo!
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:03:29 GMT

Reunited and it feels so... Obvious? Seemingly friendly exes Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult were wrangled into a selfie with X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer today...

Supergirl's Melissa Benoist Is So Adorable Talking About the First Time She Put On Her Superhero Costume
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 00:56:23 GMT

SupergirlIf rocking a killer dress gives a woman killer confidence, just imagine what rocking a superhero costume can do. Melissa Benoist, our new favorite superhero, got to experience that...

Kelly Rutherford's Ex-Husband Daniel Giersch Responds to Actress' Comments About Lost Custody Battle
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:58:54 GMT

Kelly Rutherford's ex-husband has something to say, too. Daniel Giersch's attorney, Fahi Takesh Hallin, has released a statement on behalf of his client regarding the...

Robin Thicke and 20-Year-Old Model Girlfriend Make Red Carpet Debut as a Couple at Cannes: See the Pics!
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:50:24 GMT

Can you say "amour"? Robin Thicke and his new model girlfriend April Love Geary have made their romance red carpet official! The 38-year-old "Blurred Lines" singer and...

Nick Jonas and Sage the Gemini Collaborate on Hot New Summer Music Video ''Good Thing'': Watch Now!
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:45:45 GMT

Summer just hit and so did the hot new video from Nick Jonas and Sage the Gemini. The baby brother of the Jonas Brothers is all grown up and flexing both his muscles in his sleeveless...

New Beauty Etiquette: Why Last Week's Must-Dos Are Suddenly Not Cool
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:38:00 GMT

Jennifer Lopez, HairAre on-the-cheap, salon-fresh manis the new fake Birkin? Is wasting water today's pig-headed version of littering? Before you indulge in either primping-related practice, it's important to...

Ashley Tisdale Talks Turning 30 and Having Kids: "It's Crazy! I Can't Believe It, Honestly"
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:37:39 GMT

It's been almost 10 years since Ashley Tisdale graced our screens on High School Musical as Sharpay Evans. Even harder to believe is Tisdale is turning 30 soon! Tisdale confessed to...

Editors' Obsessions—Memorial Day Dresses, Summer Lipsticks & More!
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:21:47 GMT

It may not be summer just yet, but that's not stopping us from loading up on a few of our favorite warm-weather essentials. With Memorial Day inching closer, it's only practical...

Flavor Flav Arrested & Charged With DUI, Marijuana Possession and Driving With Suspended License
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:14:27 GMT

Flavor Flav, born William Jonathan Drayton Jr., has found himself on the wrong side of the law, yet again. The rapper-turned-reality-star was arrested early Thursday morning in Sin City...

Josh Duggar and Family Address Reported Accusation That He Molested Underage Girls as a Teen: ''I Acted Inexcusably,'' Josh Says
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 23:03:00 GMT

Family ties really do bind. A recently unearthed police report filed in Arkansas states that 19 Kids and Counting patriarch Jim Bob Duggar and wife Michelle brought their eldest son,...

Nick Cannon Dances in 24-Hour Red Nose Day Danceathon, Won't Stop Dancing During Interview—Watch!
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:41:19 GMT

Nick Cannon wouldn't stop dancing during a recent interview with E! News—for a great cause! On Wednesday, the 34-year-old America's Got Talent host and radio DJ began...

The #RichKids of Beverly Hills Are Not Talking, Admit Things Are "Awkward"—See the Uncomfortable Interview!
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:32:42 GMT

The #RichKids are back and sassier than ever! When asked about the tension between the group, Morgan Stewart admits, "Everybody has different feelings and they're...

38 New Emojis Are Coming Next Year—and 1 Particular Emoji Might Change the Texting Game Forever
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 21:55:00 GMT

Emoji, iOS 8.3We do not think we're overselling this emoji update by saying one of the new ones will change the texting game forever. Not one bit. We are going to use the s--t out of one of...

Neville Longbottom's Sexy Photo Shoot Is Inspiring All the Puns
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 21:45:29 GMT

It turns out J.K. Rowlingisn't the only one out there who's been affected by Matthew Lewis' sexy photo shoot. The Harry Potteractor, best known for playing wizard...

Madonna Dedicates Post to "Jealous Bitches" and Calls Them Out—Find Out What She Said!
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 21:35:00 GMT

Madonna has littletime for the haters. But just enough to send them a special message. The 56-year-old pop queen dedicated an identicalInstagram, Twitter and Facebook post to...


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D.C. Police: Suspect in quadruple murder captured
published: Fri, 22 May 2015 01:37:02 -0400

Daron Dylon Wint wanted on first-degree murder charges in the deaths of couple, their 10-year-old son and housekeeper

​7 things to know about the Takata recall
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:01:58 -0400

Here's how to get a handle on this ever-widening air bag recall, including how to find out if your car is affected

American soldier killed in Iraq finally gets justice
published: Thu, 21 May 2015 22:13:08 -0400

London cabbie gets convicted in building of roadside bombs used in Iraq, including one that killed a U.S. soldier and wounded others

How "birdmen" fly
published: Mon, 18 May 2015 22:05:23 -0400

Extreme athletes wearing webbed wingsuits show "60 Minutes" how to "fly"; last weekend, their community lost Dean Potter and Graham Hunt