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  • Jimmy Carter’s work to eliminate disease, preserve voting integrity creates global legacy

    FILE – In this Aug. 23, 2015 file photo, former President Jimmy Carter opens up a Bible while teaching Sunday School class at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown in Plains, Ga. Carter’s recent diagnosis that cancer has spread to his brain will require him to scale back his work, but Carter Center officials say their programs will continue uninterrupted. (AP Photo/David Goldman) (The Associated Press) FILE – In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, former President Jimmy Carter leaves a reception in his hometown of Plains, Ga. Carter’s recent diagnosis that cancer has spread to his brain will require him to scale back his work, but Carter Center officials say their programs will continue uninterrupted. (AP Photo/David Goldman) (The Associated Press) FILE – In this Aug. 23, 2015 file photo, former President Jimmy Carter, sits to pose for photos after teaching Sunday School class at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown in Plains, Ga. Carter’s recent …

    August 29, 2015 10:31 am


  • An angry man who turned to murder

    Investigators search garbage from a dumpster near the apartment of Vester Lee Flanagan II in Roanoke, Va.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber) Living alone in a world of perceived slights, Vester Lee Flanagan II festered and fumed. His hair-trigger temper directed at a random collection of people he encountered never seemed to stray into the type of violent behavior that would have put him on the radar of police or mental health professionals. By not crossing that line, he avoided doing anything that would have made it illegal for him to purchase the gun he used to kill two former co-workers on live TV in Virginia. Flanagan, 41, had never been arrested for a felony and had no criminal record. There are no records indicating he was ever committed for psychiatric care or had been the subject of a restraining order. Hop-scotching around the country for work, he rarely stayed anywhere longer than a year and didn’t …

    August 29, 2015 10:50 am


  • How to learn about investing…by watching Netflix

    Too many Americans think of the stock market as the “final frontier” — something worthy of a “Star Trek” episode. After the recent wild stock market swings in China, Europe and the United States, it can all feel even more bewildering. But it’s easier than you might think to “boldly go” where many others like famed investor Warren Buffett have gone before. There are a lot of ways to learn about stocks, bonds, hedge funds, real estate and more. Many start by reading Buffett’s annual letters (he’s written 50 of them now) or picking up a copy of “The Intelligent Investor” by Benjamin Graham, a book first published in 1949 that is viewed as almost sacred advice. We also suggest checking out CNNMoney’s Money Essentials guide. Related: Advice from Warren Buffett that could make you rich But you can also learn a lot about investing and economics by simply lounging around watching Netflix. The next …

    August 29, 2015 10:50 am


  • Arsenal relies on own goal to beat 10-man Newcastle in EPL

    NEWCASTLE, England (AP) Arsenal relied on Fabricio Coloccini’s own goal to win 1-0 at Newcastle despite the hosts playing most of the Premier League game with 10 men on Saturday. Aleksandar Mitrovic was dismissed in the 16th minute for a studs-up challenge on Francis Coquelin. Arsenal dominated possession the rest of the way but couldn’t break through until Coloccini inadvertently deflected Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s shot into his own goal seven minutes into the second half. Arsenal has now collected seven points from four games – six of them away from home. ”We were mature and intelligent and we played a little bit cautious but at the end of the day we won the game,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil missed the game with a knee injury, and Wenger started with Theo Walcott up front and Olivier Giroud on the bench. Walcott wasted the best chance of the first half, though, when he …

    August 29, 2015 10:31 am

World News

  • New Austria migrant lorry found

    Three children are in a critical condition after being rescued from a lorry in Austria that contained 26 migrants, police said. The lorry was stopped in Braunau district and the Romanian driver was arrested after a chase, reports said. Those inside were said to be from Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. The discovery came as four men appeared in court in Hungary following the discovery of another truck in Austria containing the bodies of 71 people. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App then details on how to do so are available on this help page. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts.

    August 29, 2015 10:31 am


  • Come September, Apple TV Will Outshine the iPhone

    About Apple’s September event… Apple’s annual September media event is an oxymoron — it’s become almost entirely predictable. One year it introduces a major new iPhone redesign and the next it offers incremental iPhone improvements. And make no mistake about it, despite last year’s Apple Watch debut, at the core of the September event is the critically important iPhone. To illustrate: In 2011, Apple introduced the incrementally improved iPhone 4s, which in turn introduced Siri as its cool new feature. In 2012, Apple introduced the redesigned iPhone 5. In 2013, came the iPhone 5s, which introduced Touch ID, alongside the polycarbonate iPhone 5c and a redesigned iOS 7. In 2014, we saw the redesigned iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which delivered the larger screens users were pining for, plus a bunch of little improvements here and there. Now, in 2015, the September event likely will introduce an iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The …

    August 29, 2015 11:10 am


  • Moffitt makes important steps toward developing a blood test to catch pancreatic cancer early

    Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer-related death in the United States and has a 5-year survival rate of only 6 percent, which is the lowest rate of all types of cancer according to the American Cancer Society. This low survival rate is partially attributed to the difficulty in detecting pancreatic cancer at an early stage. According to a new ‘proof of principle’ study published in Aug. 27 issue of Cancer Prevention Research, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers hope to improve pancreatic cancer survival rates by identifying markers in the blood that can pinpoint patients with premalignant pancreatic lesions called intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs). “One promising strategy to reduce the number of people affected by pancreatic cancer is to identify and treat premalignant pancreatic lesions,” said first author Jennifer Permuth-Wey, Ph.D., M.S., assistant member in the Departments of Cancer Epidemiology and Gastrointestinal Oncology at Moffitt. “IPMNs are established precursor lesions to pancreatic …

    August 29, 2015 10:12 am


  • European heart experts okay longer use of blood thinners

    LONDON European heart experts on Saturday endorsed the potential use of multiple blood thinning drugs for heart attack patients beyond one year, in a move that may boost demand for AstraZeneca’s Brilinta. New European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines state for the first time that use of so-called P2Y12 inhibitors in addition to aspirin beyond one year “may be considered after careful assessment of the ischaemic and bleeding risks of the patient”. The move follows an assessment of two large clinical trials, known as PEGASUS and DAPT, showing that prolonged dual drug treatment can reduce the risk of repeat heart attacks or strokes in patients with previous heart problems. Plavix, which was developed by Sanofi and Bristol-Myers Squibb and is now available as a cheap generic, is the most widely used P2Y12. But Brilinta has shown additional benefits and AstraZeneca is working to ramp up its use. Following the success of the PEGASUS trial, the …

    August 29, 2015 10:30 am


  • Pregnant Kim Kardashian And Mom Kris Jenner Takes Their Lady Lumps To The Grocery Store

    Posted on Fri Aug 28th, 2015 6:00am PDT       By X17 Staff Kourtney Kardashian is now the LEAST lady-lumpalicious of all the Kardashian-Jenner clan! Kim, Kris and Kourtney hit up Erewhon grocery store with Kourt’s son Mason, on Thursday — dressed to the nines, of course! Kim showed off her baby bump in a tight black dress and Kris wore a matching get-up that put her derriere on FULL display. Like mother, like daughter! And while Kim is certainly celebrating the fact Kanye was able to put another angel in her ultrasound, she chatted with C Magazine recently about her fertility struggles and how IVF took the fun out of conceiving their second child. “I had so many complications. I had this condition called placenta accreta. There were a couple little operations to fix all that, so that created a little hole in my uterus, which I think made it really tough to get pregnant again. It …

    August 28, 2015 9:47 pm


  • Christians, Martin Luther King and race: What we must do now

    Armed with a handful of warmed-over sermons and big dreams to grow a small church, the newly ordained Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. arrived at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama in May of 1954. According to biographer Richard Lischer, King came to Dexter with a 39-point plan. Included in King’s plan was the purchase of a new pulpit. The two pulpits the church owned – one in the sanctuary and the other in the basement for use in Sunday School – had virtually been there since the last brick was laid at Dexter in 1889. Within a year of arriving, King was the recognized leader of America’s protest for civil rights. Soon, America was marching for change. King had become more than the pastor at Dexter, but he never stopped preaching. In fact, he believed the church was the center for necessary, creative, loving change. The rhetoric that soared at state houses …

    August 29, 2015 5:29 am

Odd News

  • Trump says ‘no interest’ in buying Pope’s favorite soccer team

    BUENOS AIRES U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump denied a newspaper report on Friday that he wanted to buy top-tier Argentine soccer club San Lorenzo, Pope Francis’ favorite team. “Never even heard of the team – no interest!” the real estate magnate and contender for the Republican presidential nomination, tweeted after the New York Post reported that Trump and an associate had sent a letter to San Lorenzo expressing interest in a deal. Earlier in the day, the club’s vice president, Marcelo Tinelli, told Reuters in a text message that the story was “totally crazy” and that the team was not for sale. Pope Francis grew up near San Lorenzo’s original stadium in Buenos Aires and has been a fan ever since. San Lorenzo is one of the top five clubs in soccer-obsessed Argentina. Whether through soccer, the biggest sport in Latin America, or by other means, Trump might benefit from some connection with Latino voters …

    August 28, 2015 6:26 pm