• Cardinals sign RB Michael Bush

    Tempe, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) – The Arizona Cardinals announced that they have signed running back Michael Bush on Tuesday. Bush, 30, has not played in the NFL this season after being released by the Bears on...
  • Hungary police ‘blame rape victims’

    Hungary police ‘blame rape victims’

    25 November 2014 Last updated at 19:47 Safety advice from police in Hungary said that flirting by young women can “elicit violence” Police in Hungary have been accused of victim blaming after releasing rape prevention...
  • New York Times names an innovation editor

    New York Times names an innovation editor

    Editor for Innovation and Strategy is a new role focused on digital strategies at the Times. The 163-year-old New York Times now has an editor for innovation and strategy. That’s the title ex-NPR executive Kinsey...
  • American Koepka wins European Rookie of Year award

    LONDON (Reuters) – Brooks Koepka matched the feat achieved by fellow American Peter Uihlein 12 months ago when he was named European Tour Rookie of the Year on Tuesday. The 24-year-old Koepka finished eighth on...

Headline News

  • More troops deployed in Ferguson to guard against fresh riots


    FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – Missouri’s governor ordered hundreds more National Guard troops on Tuesday to the St. Louis suburb rocked by rioting after a white policeman was cleared in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, while the local mayor said the governor did not do enough to protect businesses from looting. Attorneys for the family of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old shot to death in Ferguson by officer Darren Wilson in August, condemned as biased the grand jury process that led to Monday’s decision not to bring criminal charges against Wilson. The killing in Ferguson, a predominantly black city with a white-dominated power structure, underscores the sometimes tense nature of U.S. race relations. Violent protests and looting flared after the St. Louis County grand jury’s decision, with Governor Jay Nixon calling the resulting damage “heartbreaking.” About a dozen Ferguson buildings burned overnight and 61 people were arrested on charges including burglary, illegal weapons possession …

    November 25, 2014 4:43 pm
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Politics

  • Exclusive: U.S. to leave more troops in Afghanistan than first planned


    KABUL (Reuters) – The United States is preparing to increase the number of troops it keeps in Afghanistan in 2015 to fill a gap left in the NATO mission by other contributing nations, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the situation. The final numbers are still being agreed, but there will be at least several hundred more than initially planned, one of the sources said. “If they hadn’t done that, the mission would have lost bases,” the source said. Under the U.S. commitment, described as a “bridging solution” until other nations fulfill their pledges later in the year or the troops are no longer needed, Washington may provide up to 1,000 extra soldiers. That figure was confirmed by all three sources, who said the final number was still under discussion and depended on when other countries stepped forward with their commitments. The additional U.S. troops will be assigned to a 12,000-strong NATO force …

    November 25, 2014 1:19 pm
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Stocks

  • New York Times names an innovation editor


    Editor for Innovation and Strategy is a new role focused on digital strategies at the Times. The 163-year-old New York Times now has an editor for innovation and strategy. That’s the title ex-NPR executive Kinsey Wilson will soon have at The Times, in the latest sign of the storied newspaper’s focus on digital growth. Wilson will start the job in February. He will report directly to The Times’ executive editor Dean Baquet and will act as the digital newsroom’s primary liaison to the business side of the company. “A pioneer in digital journalism, Kinsey is joining us at a crucial time as we accelerate our transformation into a news organization that delivers great journalism on all platforms,” Baquet said in a statement. When Baquet became the top editor of The Times last spring, replacing Jill Abramson, observers praised his print journalism background but noted that he brought little digital expertise to the job. Since then, …

    November 25, 2014 4:23 pm
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Sports

  • Cardinals sign RB Michael Bush


    Tempe, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) – The Arizona Cardinals announced that they have signed running back Michael Bush on Tuesday. Bush, 30, has not played in the NFL this season after being released by the Bears on March 10. He rushed for 608 yards and eight touchdowns in two seasons with Chicago after a productive four-year stint with the Oakland Raiders. In his six-year career, Bush has 3,250 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns, adding 104 catches for 1,010 receiving yards and two scores. In a corresponding move, the Cardinals released running back Kerwynn Williams. Williams was signed by the Cardinals off their practice squad on Nov. 1 and played in one game with Arizona but did not receive any carries. Williams also played in one game for the Colts after being drafted by Indianapolis in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft from Utah State. Arizona also released tackle Kelvin Palmer from their practice squad. ADVERTISEMENT …

    November 25, 2014 4:43 pm
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World News

  • Hungary police ‘blame rape victims’


    25 November 2014 Last updated at 19:47 Safety advice from police in Hungary said that flirting by young women can “elicit violence” Police in Hungary have been accused of victim blaming after releasing rape prevention advice that warns women of the risks of flirting. They had already faced heavy criticism for a rape awareness film that seemed to partly blame the victim. Safety advice from Vas county police on Tuesday said that flirting by young women could “elicit violence.” Women’s groups and civil rights organisations have condemned the statement. The safety advice was published to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Reka Safrany, of the Hungarian Women’s Lobby, said she was shocked by the “unprofessional” campaigns that “very much blame the victims”. The incident comes four days after Hungarian police were heavily criticised for releasing a public safety film with the slogan: “You can do something about it, you can …

    November 25, 2014 4:43 pm
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Technology

  • Facebook accused of failing to flag extremist messages by Lee Rigby’s killer


    Facebook is the internet company accused by the intelligence and security committee (ISC) of failing to pass on information that could have prevented the murder of Lee Rigby, the Guardian understands. The ISC investigation found that one of Rigby’s killers, Michael Adebowale, conducted an online exchange detailing his desire to murder a soldier ‘in the most graphic and emotive manner’ with a known terrorist, five months before the attack, yet did not directly name the company concerned. ‘The party which could have made a difference was the company on whose platform the exchange took place,’ states the report. ‘However, this company does not appear to regard itself as under any obligation to ensure that its systems identify such exchanges, or to take action or notify the authorities when its communications services appear to be used by terrorists. ‘There is therefore a risk that, however unintentionally, it provides a safe haven for terrorists to communicate within,’ …

    November 25, 2014 1:20 pm
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Science

  • How the Large Hadron Collider captured our imaginations


    Credit: Madman Particle FeverDirector: Mark Levinson, Madman (2013), Run time: 99 min  Science has broken its banks and captured the popular imagination, and this film documents the event. Last year, even people normally uninterested in science were intrigued by news of the biggest physics experiment in human history – the search for the “God particle” – fuelled as they were by tabloid speculation that a black hole would open on the Swiss–French border or that we might actually discover God. And references to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in a forthcoming movie – The God Particle – by popular director J.J. Abrams further underline the mainstreaming of science in popular culture. Particle Fever is a documentary that follows the story of the Large Hadron Collider and the search for the Higgs boson. As dramatic and emotional as any thriller, it shows the excitement, and intermittent emotional crashes, of the scientists and engineers as they worked on the project …

    November 25, 2014 1:41 pm
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Health

  • Sierra Leone Ebola burial workers dump bodies in pay protest


    FREETOWN (Reuters) – Burial workers in Sierra Leone have dumped bodies in the street outside a hospital in protest at authorities’ failure to pay bonuses for handling Ebola victims. Residents said up to 15 corpses had been abandoned in the eastern town of Kenema, three of them at a hospital entrance to stop people entering. The head of the district Ebola Response Team, Abdul Wahab Wan, said the bodies included those of two babies. A spokesman for the striking workers, who asked not to be identified, said they had not been paid their weekly hazard allowance for seven weeks. Authorities accepted the money had not been paid but said that all the striking members of the Ebola Burial Team would be dismissed. “Displaying corpses in a very, very inhumane manner is completely unacceptable,” said the spokesman for the National Ebola Response Centre, Sidi Yahya Tunis. He added that the central government had paid the money …

    November 25, 2014 1:19 pm
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Entertainment

  • Vanessa Hudgens Can’t Stop Flashing Her Tight Tummy


    Posted on Tue Nov 25th, 2014 12:59pm PDT       By X17 Staff And we love it! Vanessa Hudgens hit the gym on Monday, and as usual, she tried to cover up her pretty face, but why?! She has perfect skin, she’s gorgeous, and given that she once sent Zac Efron a snapshot of her hairy snatch, she can’t possibly believe that photos steal your soul. At least not sexy selfies, anyway… The former High School Musical hottie took a spin class with her sister Stella, and she grabbed a smoothie before zipping off in her car. We’ll see V. Hudge next in the sci-fi comedy Kitchen Sink, but she doesn’t seem to have many projects on her plate at the moment. But seeing as she recently had to get a restraining order against a crazed fan from Africa, it seems like she has a lot going on. A man named Junior Kabongo sent Hudgens dozens of e-mails, …

    November 25, 2014 3:01 pm
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Editorial

  • US, allies’ decision to extend Iran nuclear talks by 7 months paves path to nukes


    Nov. 24, 2014:U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Britain’s Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, former EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi pose for a group photo during their meeting in Vienna. (AP Photo/Joe Klamar, Pool) A 12-year-long outreach program to secure an accord with Tehran to effectively dismantle its nuclear infrastructure failed on Monday, when the United States and its allies announced a seven-month extension to negotiations. Neither Secretary of State John Kerry, nor any other Obama administration  official indicated how they plan to bridge the “significant gaps” between the two sides as mentioned by President Obama a day earlier. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and his president Hassan Rouhani should be pleased, since the extension will pour an additional $5 billion dollars into the regime’s coffers. Meanwhile, …

    November 25, 2014 1:20 pm
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Odd News

  • Putin’s tiger the main suspect in mystery China goat deaths: Xinhua


    BEIJING (Reuters) – A Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin is the main suspect in a series of goat deaths in China’s northeast, state media reported Chinese local authorities as saying on Tuesday. Siberian tiger experts have pegged Ustin, one of three tigers freed by Putin, as the killer of two goats, the official Xinhua news agency said. Three goats are still missing. According to a Xinhua witness, the dead goats’ skulls had been crushed with puncture holes “the size of a human finger clearly visible”. Ustin crossed into China in October with another of Putin’s tigers, both of which carry tracking devices, Xinhua said, adding a warning from a wildlife protection expert not to throw food at the tiger if spotted. (Reporting by Paul Carsten; Editing by Nick Macfie)

    November 25, 2014 9:38 am
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