• House Committee OKs lawsuit against Obama

    House Committee OKs lawsuit against Obama

    President Barack Obama(AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday took another step toward authorizing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, claiming he has overstepped his executive powers in carrying out...
  • Dolphins’ Pouncey, Moreno on PUP list

    Davie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey and running back Knowshon Moreno will start training camp on the physically unable to perform list. Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey confirmed the moves Friday morning...
  • Fifteen killed in Afghan bus attack

    Fifteen killed in Afghan bus attack

    25 July 2014 Last updated at 09:50 Ghor province has been relatively stable and loyal to the government Suspected Taliban gunmen have killed 15 people who were travelling by road in the central Afghan province...
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    Posted on Fri Jul 25th, 2014 6:30am PDT DC Comics Why so serious?! On Thursday, DC Comics revealed a new photo showing off Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight for the upcoming Batman v Superman:...

Headline News

  • MMA fighter relieved by prosecutors’ decision to not charge him in fatal stabbing at his home


    LAS CRUCES, N.M. –  A professional mixed martial artist says prosecutors’ decision to not charge him in the fatal stabbing of an intruder at his New Mexico home is a relief. The District Attorney’s office in Las Cruces announced Thursday that an investigation did not produce evidence to prove that Joseph Torrez killed 25-year-old Sal Garces on Jan. 1 without legal justification. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Sheriff’s officials have said Torrez fatally stabbed Garces after Garces and other people forced their way into Torrez’s home. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/1jZbyAG ) reports that Torrez spoke publicly about the matter for the first time after prosecutors announced their decision. Torrez says he acted to protect himself and his family but that he finds it difficult to think about taking another man’s life.

    July 25, 2014 9:16 am
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Politics

  • House Committee OKs lawsuit against Obama


    President Barack Obama(AP Photo/Susan Walsh) Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday took another step toward authorizing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, claiming he has overstepped his executive powers in carrying out his landmark healthcare reform law. In a partisan vote of 7-4, the House Rules Committee approved the legislation, likely setting it up for consideration by the full House next week. The Republican initiative already has spawned a bitter debate with Democrats less than four months before mid-term elections that will determine the political control of Congress next year. Any lawsuit likely would take years to wind through federal courts. While the lawsuit would focus on Obamacare, Republicans have complained bitterly about the president’s actions on several issues. For example, House Speaker John Boehner wrote in June that Obama’s use of executive orders, including raising the minimum wage for federal contractors and stopping deportations of undocumented youths brought to the United …

    July 25, 2014 9:55 am
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Stocks

  • Russians pay higher price for isolation


    Russia is paying an ever higher price for its growing isolation over the crisis in Ukraine. The country’s central bank jacked up interest rates to 8% on Friday, the third time it’s done that since March. With inflation running at 7.5%, way above the bank’s medium term target of 4%, it had little choice. But the move will increase the pain for Russian consumers and companies, and raises the risk that the economy will sink further into recession. “Inflation risks have increased due to a combination of factors, including … the aggravation of geopolitical tension and its potential impact on the ruble exchange rate,” the bank said. The ruble has fallen 6% against the dollar so far this year, raising the cost of imports, while Moscow’s main stock market has dropped 7.6%. Both were under pressure again on Friday. Russia’s $2 trillion economy slowed dramatically this year as cash flooded out of the country in …

    July 25, 2014 8:35 am
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Sports

  • Dolphins’ Pouncey, Moreno on PUP list


    Davie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey and running back Knowshon Moreno will start training camp on the physically unable to perform list. Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey confirmed the moves Friday morning before the start of camp. Pouncey had surgery in June after reportedly suffering a torn hip labrum during OTAs and could be sidelined for three months. Moreno, who joined the Dolphins in the offseason, underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee last month. Players can be activated off the PUP list at any time during training camp or the preseason. If a player is on the PUP list to start the regular season, he must miss the first six weeks. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT

    July 25, 2014 9:16 am
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World News

  • Fifteen killed in Afghan bus attack


    25 July 2014 Last updated at 09:50 Ghor province has been relatively stable and loyal to the government Suspected Taliban gunmen have killed 15 people who were travelling by road in the central Afghan province of Ghor. The attackers stopped two minibuses overnight, ordered the passengers out and shot them dead, according to the province’s police chief. The victims – including three women and a child – were from the minority Hazara community, which has been targeted by the Taliban in the past. Growing numbers of civilians have been killed in Afghanistan this year. According to the UN, nearly 5,000 civilians were killed in the first six months of 2014 – a rise of almost a quarter on the same period in 2013. Abdul Hai Khatibi, a spokesman for the governor of Ghor province, told the AFP news agency that the attackers had “ordered all passengers to stand in one line, and then they shot …

    July 25, 2014 9:15 am
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Technology

  • Apple’s new sapphire screens for iPhone 6 will be made with solar power


    The skies are threatening to pour on the Apple solar farm but as the woman in-charge of the company’s environmental initiatives points out: the panels are still putting out some power. Apple is still greening its act. The company, which once drew fire from campaigners for working conditions in China and heavy reliance on fossil fuels, is now leading other technology companies in controlling its own power supply and expanding its use of renewable energy. After converting all of its data centres to clean energy, the Guardian understands Apple is poised to use solar power to manufacture sapphire screens for the iPhone 6, at a factory in Arizona. And in a departure for its reputation for secretiveness, Apple is going out of its way to get credit for its green efforts. “We know that our customers expect us to do the right thing about these issues,” Lisa Jackson, the vice-president of environmental initiatives told the …

    July 25, 2014 9:56 am
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Science

  • ORNL study reveals new characteristics of complex oxide surfaces


    Related images(click to enlarge) A novel combination of microscopy and data processing has given researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory an unprecedented look at the surface of a material known for its unusual physical and electrochemical properties. The research team led by ORNL’s Zheng Gai examined how oxygen affects the surface of a perovskite manganite, a complex material that exhibits dramatic magnetic and electronic behavior. The new avenue to understand surface behavior could benefit researchers who are interested in using a wide range of correlated oxide materials for applications such as solid fuel cells or oxygen sensors. “Surface properties are key for any sensitive application, because the surface controls the interaction with the outside world,” said coauthor Art Baddorf. The team’s results, published in Nature Communications, underscore why the materials are called “strongly correlated:” Because the chemical and physical functionalities are coupled, any minor change can influence the entire system. “It’s …

    July 25, 2014 6:12 am
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Health

  • Lift U.S. Ban on Blood Donations by Gay Men, Experts Say


    FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The United States should repeal a 30-year policy that bans blood donations from gay and bisexual men, according to a team of medical and legal experts writing this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Currently, a man who has ever had sex with another man cannot donate blood in the United States — a lifetime ban that has been in place since 1983. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration adopted this policy at the dawn of the AIDS crisis. However, changing times and technological advances have rendered the decades-old ban obsolete, said JAMA article co-author Glenn Cohen, who directs Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology Bioethics. “We think it’s time for the FDA to take a serious look at its policy, because it’s out of step with peer countries, it’s out of step with modern medicine, it’s out of step with …

    July 25, 2014 9:56 am
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Entertainment

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    Posted on Fri Jul 25th, 2014 6:30am PDT DC Comics Why so serious?! On Thursday, DC Comics revealed a new photo showing off Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight for the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice flick, iconic black mask and all at San Diego Comic-Con. The new photo comes not just in honor of the film but for the 75th anniversary of Batman, which was officially yesterday but will be celebrated all weekend at the popular comic convention. The 41-year-old actor joins a stacked cast including Henry Cavill (Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Jeremy Irons (Alfred), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Gal Gadot (Wonderwoman) and Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor) in the highly anticipated sequel to Man of Steel. From the looks of things, this could be a huge hit!   Stories from around the Web

    July 25, 2014 8:35 am
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Editorial

  • It’s time for Congress to fight for our soldiers


      We ask a lot of our military men and women. When they volunteer and take an oath to serve our nation in uniform, they understand it will likely mean extended periods away from their loved ones, often in far-off lands and often at great risk to their lives.  What they shouldn’t expect, however, is that while they’re courageously serving in harm’s way they might receive a pink slip informing them that their services will no longer be needed and that they won’t have a job when they return home. Tragically, that’s exactly what happened to approximately 1,100 Army captains this month. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT If defense sequestration continues, it is only going to get worse. It was clear to me early on that preserving the readiness and war-fighting capabilities of our military would not be a priority of President Obama. This reality, coupled with the devastating impacts of defense sequestration, is wreaking havoc on the …

    July 25, 2014 9:56 am
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Odd News

  • Bare burger burglars caught on security camera in Florida


    ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) – Three bare burglars burgle beef. Only in Florida is that not a tongue twister but the latest true crime. The break-in occurred at Doc’s Beach House in Bonita Springs in the middle of the night on Sunday, according to Lee County sheriff spokesman Tony Schall. The three young men are seen on video roaming around the kitchen in their underwear and taking a case of hamburgers and some red bell peppers from the refrigerator, according to the report. Then they stripped off their underwear and walked around the kitchen nude awhile longer before leaving. Although photos from the security camera are being posted widely on the Internet, only two tips have come in, Schall said, with no one apparently recognizing the faces. Investigators might never uncover the culprits, Schall said. Schall said officers suspect the three might have been tourists. (Editing by David Adams and Lisa Shumaker)

    July 25, 2014 6:12 am
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