• Ebola can ‘ruin W Africa economies’

    Ebola can ‘ruin W Africa economies’

    17 September 2014 Last updated at 16:14 Residents of the Liberian capital, Monrovia, watch health workers remove the body of an Ebola victim The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic impact on the economies of...
  • Heavy rainfall, flash flooding threaten Arizona, New Mexico

    (Reuters) – Heavy rainfall could bring flash flooding to Arizona and New Mexico, the National Weather Service said on Wednesday, as severe weather associated with weakening Tropical Storm Odile sweeps across the drought-stricken U.S. Southwest....
  • Peterson will get $691,176.50 a week not to play

    Peterson will get $691,176.50 a week not to play

      Child abuse charges against NFL star Adrian Peterson, which will keep him off the field for the foreseeable future, won’t stop his checks from arriving. The Minnesota Vikings have banned him from team activities...
  • Ebola could wreck W Africa economies

    Ebola could wreck W Africa economies

    17 September 2014 Last updated at 15:30 The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic impact on the economies of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the World Bank says. The organisation says the economic impact of...
  • Cornet lands in Guangzhou quarters

    Guangzhou, China (SportsNetwork.com) – The only seed still standing in Guangzhou was a second-round victor Wednesday at the Guangzhou International Open tennis event. Second seed Alize Cornet of France came from behind to avoid yet...

Headline News

  • Heavy rainfall, flash flooding threaten Arizona, New Mexico


    (Reuters) – Heavy rainfall could bring flash flooding to Arizona and New Mexico, the National Weather Service said on Wednesday, as severe weather associated with weakening Tropical Storm Odile sweeps across the drought-stricken U.S. Southwest. Weather forecasters warned that as much as 9 inches (23 cm) of rain could fall on some communities by Thursday night, with 3 to 6 inches (8-16 cm) expected across much of the desert region. “This could be one of the wetter tropical cyclones they have ever had in that area,” said David Roth, a forecaster with the NWS Weather Prediction Center in Maryland. Earlier in the week the storm trapped thousands of tourists and smashed shops, leaving them open to looters in Mexico’s Baja California region. Flash flooding also is a possibility in the southern regions of Nevada and California, as well as around El Paso in far western Texas. The warnings of another downpour follow powerful storms that …

    September 17, 2014 10:11 am
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Politics

  • Vote Now: Where Should Roll Call Travel to Cover the Midterms?


    By Shira T. Center Posted at 7:09 a.m. today 0 Tweet Roll Call’s Alexis Levinson, left, talks with a House candidate in Iowa, David Young, during August recess. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo) Will it be Omaha or San Diego? Raleigh or Topeka? Lexington or Denver? Two days of voting have passed in Roll Call’s first reader survey to determine where we should send reporters cover the midterms. The polls for this round close Friday at 5 p.m. As of Wednesday morning, the Kansas contest held a clear lead among Senate races. But that could change quickly if the state Supreme Court refuses to let the Democrat off the ballot, which could complicate the path for a wealthy independent candidate, Greg Orman, to take on GOP Sen. Pat Roberts in November. A decision is expected this week. House contests in Nebraska and San Diego keep trading the top spot in that category. That might have something …

    September 17, 2014 7:06 am
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Stocks

  • Peterson will get $691,176.50 a week not to play


      Child abuse charges against NFL star Adrian Peterson, which will keep him off the field for the foreseeable future, won’t stop his checks from arriving. The Minnesota Vikings have banned him from team activities while he deals with charges in his home state of Texas that he injured his four-year old son while disciplining him. But unlike Ray Rice, the former Baltimore Ravens running back caught on a video knocking out his then-fiancee, Peterson has not been suspended by Commissioner Roger Goodell. So he will continue to get paid. Peterson’s salary this year is $11.75 million, which comes to $691,176.50 a week during the course of the 17-week NFL season. He signed a six-year, $86.3 million contract before the 2011 season. Related: Anheuser-Busch criticizes NFL Peterson, widely considered one of the NFL’s best players, did lose one of his two major sponsorship deals when Castrol motor oil, a unit of BP (BP), announced Tuesday …

    September 17, 2014 10:11 am
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Sports

  • No. 5 Auburn travels to No. 20 Kansas State for marquee non-conference showdown


    MANHATTAN, Kan. –  Kansas State coach Bill Snyder was busy revolutionizing the spread offense, and the idea of a run-pass quarterback, at college football’s highest level during the 1990s. Gus Malzahn was watching it all transpire while coaching high schools in Arkansas. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT On Thursday night, two of the most innovative coaches of their respective generations will match wits under the lights with a national TV audience. Malzahn is coaching fifth-ranked Auburn these days, and the Tigers will be visiting the No. 20 Wildcats for a non-conference showdown. Kansas State (2-0) has not faced a non-conference foe ranked in the top five since 1969, while the defending SEC champion Tigers (2-0) will hit the road for the first time this season.

    September 17, 2014 10:11 am
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World News

  • Ebola can ‘ruin W Africa economies’


    17 September 2014 Last updated at 16:14 Residents of the Liberian capital, Monrovia, watch health workers remove the body of an Ebola victim The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic impact on the economies of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the World Bank says. The organisation says the economic impact of the virus could “grow eight-fold” in the “already fragile states”. However, it says the cost can be limited if the epidemic – and the accompanying fear – is contained by a fast global response. Ebola has killed 2,461 people in West Africa – the largest ever outbreak. Earlier on Wednesday, US President Barack Obama called the latest outbreak “a threat to global security”, as he announced a larger US role in fighting the virus. The measures announced included ordering 3,000 US troops to the region and building new healthcare facilities. The announcement came as UN officials described the outbreak as a health crisis “unparalleled …

    September 17, 2014 10:31 am
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Technology

  • Sony forecasts $2.1B loss this year


    Sony president and CEO Kazuo Hirai will have to figure out how to make the company’s mobiles profitable. CNET Sony may be doing very well with its latest console, with the PlayStation 4 outselling its main competitor, the Xbox One, but it hasn’t been enough to save the company from posting a loss for the fifth time in six years. The Japanese company has released a forecast stating that it expects to losses of up to 230 billion yen ($2.1 billion), partly due to a write-down of the value of the company’s mobile business to the tune of 180 billion yen ($1.67 billion). Sony says the “competitive environment of the mobile business” is to blame, and is expected to implement a change of strategy with regard to its Mobile Communications division by concentrating its efforts in “certain geographical areas, premium lineups and reducing the number of models in its mid-range lineup.” The company last reported …

    September 17, 2014 3:04 am
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Science

  • Wanted by NASA: Space Telescope Director with Spy Credentials


    Conspiracy theorists may wonder, why does NASA’s next major telescope director need top secret clearance? The space agency recently posted a want ad for a person to lead its James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) program, and in addition to aerospace engineering credentials and management experience, the candidate must have the highest possible level of security credentials.   NASA says the requirement is standard, although the ad raised some eyebrows in the security community. “It seems quite unusual,” says former CIA analyst Allen Thomson, who speculates that the clearance might allow the JWST director to coordinate using NASA telescope technology for National Reconnaissance Office satellites. Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists’ Project on Government Secrecy noted the requirement on his Secrecy News blog. “My first reaction was surprise that this was among the key requirements for the position,” Aftergood says. “And it’s a sign of just how closely the civilian space program is intertwined …

    September 17, 2014 7:27 am
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Health

  • Sanofi unveils heart disease partnership with MyoKardia


    PARIS (Reuters) – French drugmaker Sanofi announced on Wednesday a partnership with U.S.-based MyoKardia to develop therapies for patients with genetic heart diseases. The collaboration includes up to $200 million in equity investments, milestone payments, and research and development services through 2018, Sanofi said in a statement. MyoKardia was founded in 2012 and is funded by healthcare investor Third Rock Ventures. (Reporting by James Regan; Editing by Blaise Robinson)

    September 17, 2014 3:04 am
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Entertainment

  • Kim And Kanye Dress Down For Dinner After Returning From Down Under


    Posted on Wed Sep 17th, 2014 6:30am PDT       By X17 Staff Kim Kardashian and Kanye West headed to West Hollywood for a casual dinner out Tuesday evening, after returning to LA from Australia only hours before. But the usually uber-fashionable pair didn’t bother to get dressed up — Kim wore flip flops and workout attire, while Kanye looked a tad nicer in gray drop-crotch pants, a white tee and red high tops. The hubby and wife dined at the Little Door — a celeb favorite — while they left daughter Nori at home with mom Kris and the nanny. All we can say about this is … Kim must be really tired to have gone anywhere other than the gym or nail salon looking that this. Her defenses are down, folks! The sexy bombshell is acting like a regular person!!!   SEE THE GALLERY Kim And Kanye Go Casual For Dinner Out In L.A. Stories from …

    September 17, 2014 8:48 am
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Editorial

  • Where’s the outrage over Brendan Tevlin’s death by a self-professed jihadist?


    “He could’ve been my son.”  That’s what President Obama said about Trayvon Martin in 2012. And it was true. He could’ve passed for the president’s son. No doubt Trayvon’s parents miss him every day.  ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The president also expressed outrage about the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri this summer. And rightly so, no parents should have to bury their sons. It is tragic. When I look at this picture of Brendan Tevlin, I think, he could have been my son. A 19-year-old, suburban boy. Strawberry blond, athletic, bright and smiley.  Brendan could be my son, or yours. His only crime? Being in the wrong place at the wrong time, targeted by a person terrorizing a community and exacting revenge. On June 25, he texted his Mom, Allison, that he was on his way home from a friend’s house. But he never made it there. Minutes later, Ali Muhammad Brown walked up to …

    September 17, 2014 7:06 am
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Odd News

  • Swiss keeper shocked after fans urinate in his water bottle


    (Reuters) – A Swiss goalkeeper has threatened legal action after fans of a rival lower league team urinated in his water bottle and then taunted him when, unawares, he took a sip during a match at the weekend. FC Muri goalkeeper Reto Felder said he had felt sick after tasting the warm contents of the bottle, which he had left near the goalpost during the 1. Liga (third tier) game at FC Baden near Zurich. “The idea of drinking piss is simply intolerable,” the Aargauer Zeitung website (www.aargauerzeitung.ch) quoted the 34-year-old player as saying, adding that he was waiting for an analysis of video evidence before further action. “What if next time it is something that knocks you out?,” added Felder. Swiss tabloid Blick reported that the unidentified fans had persuaded a ball boy behind the goal to pass them the bottle during the second half of the match. The paper said the fans shouted …

    September 16, 2014 7:17 pm
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