• Germany ‘failed to warn’ before MH17

    Dutch investigators returned to the crash scene this month to try to identify more victims The German government was told of the risk of flying over eastern Ukraine shortly before flight MH17 was shot down...
  • Bellucci, Golubev win Istanbul openers

    Istanbul, Turkey (SportsNetwork.com) – Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil and Kazakhstan’s Andrey Golubev were first-round winners Monday on the first day of play at the inaugural Istanbul Open. In the only two main draw matches Monday,...
  • Google and Facebook help locate Nepal survivors

    Google and Facebook help locate Nepal survivors

    People searching for their loved ones in Nepal can turn to Google and Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg announced Saturday that Facebook (FB, Tech30) has developed a new tool called Safety Check. The simple tool sends messages...
  • Clinton Foundation admits mistakes on donor disclosures

    Clinton Foundation admits mistakes on donor disclosures

    Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation says the global philanthropy is working quickly to remedy mistakes it made in how it disclosed donors, saying...
  • Nepal quake aid effort stepped up

    Nepal quake aid effort stepped up

    International efforts to bring more aid to Nepal are being increased, as the death toll from Saturday’s massive earthquake reached 3,726. More than 6,500 were injured and thousands are living in tents after their homes...

Headline News

  • California officer reunited with newborn he found alive in dumpster in 1989


    April 24, 2015 : Retired Santa Ana, Calif., police officer Michael Buelna, right, joins Robin Barton, now 25, as they are reunited in Santa Ana for the first time since Buelna found Barton as a newborn abandoned in a garbage dumpster. (AP/KABC-TV) April 24, 2015: Retired Santa Ana, Calif., police officer Michael Buelna, right, embraces Robin Barton, now 25, as they are reunited in Santa Ana for the first time since Buelna found Barton as a newborn abandoned in a garbage dumpster in. (AP/KABC-TV) This November, 1989 still frame from video provided by KABC-TV shows Robin Barton, now 25, after his rescue by retired Santa Ana, Calif., police officer Michael Buelna as a newborn abandoned in a garbage dumpster. (AP/KABC-TV) SANTA ANA, Calif. –  An officer who found an abandoned newborn in a garbage dumpster was reunited with the now 25-year-old man he helped save. Santa Ana police officer Michael Buelna and Robin Barton met recently in an …

    April 27, 2015 9:17 am
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Politics

  • Clinton Foundation admits mistakes on donor disclosures


    Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation says the global philanthropy is working quickly to remedy mistakes it made in how it disclosed donors, saying that its policies on transparency and contributions from foreign governments are “stronger than ever.” Maura Pally posted the statement Sunday on the foundation’s website amid swirling questions about its financial support as Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton embarks on her presidential campaign. The former secretary of state in recent weeks has sought to dismiss the scrutiny as “distractions and attacks” by Republicans seeking to discredit her, but on Sunday, Pally acknowledged the foundation had made some errors. Pally said the Clinton Foundation expected to refile some of its tax forms, following a voluntary external review, because it had “mistakenly combined” government grants with other donations. She stressed the total revenue was reported accurately and that grants were properly broken out on …

    April 27, 2015 8:36 am
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Stocks

  • Google and Facebook help locate Nepal survivors


    People searching for their loved ones in Nepal can turn to Google and Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg announced Saturday that Facebook (FB, Tech30) has developed a new tool called Safety Check. The simple tool sends messages to people who are in Nepal, urging them to click a button to let their Facebook friends know they’re okay. “When disasters happen, people need to know their loved ones are safe. It’s moments like this that being able to connect really matters,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post. “My thoughts are with everyone who’s been caught up in this tragedy.” Google (GOOGL, Tech30) once again revived its “Person Finder” tool this weekend. The tool helps people search for and post information about missing friends and family in the disaster zone. As of Monday morning, the site hosted 5,600 entries. Person Finder allows people to post information about a missing person, including photos and a description. A comment forum allows …

    April 27, 2015 8:56 am
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Sports

  • Bellucci, Golubev win Istanbul openers


    Istanbul, Turkey (SportsNetwork.com) – Thomaz Bellucci of Brazil and Kazakhstan’s Andrey Golubev were first-round winners Monday on the first day of play at the inaugural Istanbul Open. In the only two main draw matches Monday, Bellucci knocked off seventh-seeded Russian Mikhail Youzhny, 7-6 (7-5), 6-3, and Golubev made short work of wild card Nikoloz Basilashvili in a 6-1, 6-3 rout. The top seeds for this first-year event are Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov. Both have first-round byes, as do third-seeded Pablo Cuevas and fourth-seeded Santiago Giraldo. Federer hasn’t played since a surprising third-round loss to Gael Monfils in Monte Carlo earlier this month. The Swiss superstar could find himself the villain in his first outing this week with a potential second-round match against home crowd favorite Marsel Ilhan. The Istanbul resident, though, will first have to beat Finnish veteran Jarkko Nieminen in his opening-round match. Dimitrov, who also fell to Monfils in the quarterfinals at …

    April 27, 2015 9:17 am
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World News

  • Germany ‘failed to warn’ before MH17


    Dutch investigators returned to the crash scene this month to try to identify more victims The German government was told of the risk of flying over eastern Ukraine shortly before flight MH17 was shot down last July, but failed to pass on the alert, reports say. Diplomatic cables sent two days before the crash said the situation had become “very alarming”, German media say. The cables cited the downing on 14 July of a Ukrainian air force plane at a height of about 6,000m (20,000ft). Flight MH17 was brought down three days later, with the loss of 298 lives. The Malaysia Airlines plane had been flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur and 196 of those on board were Dutch. A Dutch-led international inquiry says one of the main scenarios for the disaster was that the plane was shot down by a Russian-made Buk missile launcher. Investigators have appealed for witnesses to the launcher’s arrival in …

    April 27, 2015 9:17 am
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Technology

  • Does digital mean the end of history?


    What would the world be like if we lost all our digital data? Has the digital transformation of our society put the future of recorded history in jeopardy? Many internet observers fear so. But why, and what do they mean? Since the 1980s our lives have grown increasingly digital, and with dizzying speed. Most of our photos, videos, conversations, research and writings are now stored as strings of ones and noughts on local computers or in data centres distributed throughout the world. Data specialist EMC estimates that in 2013 the world contained about 4.4 zettabytes (4.4 trillion gigabytes) of data. By 2020, it expects this to have risen tenfold. History, in other words, has gone online. While this means unprecedented instant access to vast stores of human knowledge and culture, it also means that mountains of digital data of crucial importance to archivists and future historians are potentially under threat from deletion, corruption, theft, obsolescence …

    April 27, 2015 7:56 am
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Science

  • Does Artificial Food Coloring Contribute to ADHD in Children?


    Kraft Macaroni Cheese—that favorite food of kids, packaged in the nostalgic blue box—will soon be free of yellow dye. Kraft announced Monday that it will remove artificial food coloring, notably Yellow No. 5 and Yellow No. 6 dyes, from its iconic product by January 2016. Instead, the pasta will maintain its bright yellow color by using natural ingredients: paprika, turmeric and annatto (the latter of which is derived from achiote tree seeds).   The company said it decided to pull the dyes in response to growing consumer pressure for more natural foods. But claims that the dyes may be linked to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children have also risen recently, as they did years ago, putting food dyes under sharp focus once again. On its Web site Kraft says synthetic colors are not harmful, and that their motivation to remove them is because consumers want more foods with no artificial colors.   The U.S. …

    April 27, 2015 8:16 am
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Health

  • HPV Vaccine Produces Early Benefits for Teen Girls: Study


    MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Girls as young as 14 are receiving important health benefits from the HPV vaccine, which protects against a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, a new study reports. Canadian girls who received the vaccine around age 13 experienced a “large and significant reduction” in cases of cervical dysplasia — an abnormal precancerous lesion caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) — at ages 14 to 17, researchers found. Additionally, the girls suffered fewer cases of genital warts, which are also caused by HPV. “Cervical dysplasia and genital warts can happen as soon as a girl becomes sexually active, more or less,” said lead author Leah Smith, a postdoctoral fellow at the Queen’s University Center for Health Services and Policy Research in Ontario, Canada. “Some parents have been delaying vaccination for their daughters until they’re older, because they don’t think they are sexually active,” Smith continued. “These results show this …

    April 27, 2015 8:36 am
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Entertainment

  • Mama June is speaking out against her own daughter’s pregnancy


    More: Honey Boo Boo horribly exploited in televised “weight intervention” The family’s matriarch, Mama June, took her eldest daughter, Anna Shannon Cardwell, to task on Instagram after finding out she’s pregnant with her second child. “Well guess who will b a gigi and aunts again in December we will,” Mama June captioned a photo of herself and her girls on the social networking site. “@annamarie35 texted me late last night and told me she was 6 wks as of thursday.” But even though Mama June, whose real name is June Shannon, said she’s excited to be a grandma to another baby, she was concerned that 20-year-old Anna is too young to be pregnant again. More: Mama June’s been offered a new job — to be a porn star “They r too young to have another one i will support her and Michael but katilyn will always b gigis first baby,” June wrote. “im not going …

    April 27, 2015 1:14 am
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Editorial

  • ‘Remembering Everyone Deployed’ Fridays: Let’s wear red America


     (Courtesy Mansfield University)  (Courtesy Mansfield University) The events of September 11, 2001 undoubtedly changed the lives of Americans across the country. But the rubble of the Twin Towers has long been cleared, Freedom Tower now in their place, and most Americans have returned largely to the same lives they led before the attacks. Men and women of the United States military haven’t had this option. These men and women continue to volunteer to fight an enemy thousands of miles from home. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The relatively normal lives we take for granted is a testament to the incredible job they’ve done to protect our quality of life. But we owe it to each of them to better understand the struggles they face not only in combat, but when they return home. Wearing a specific colored shirt might seem like a trivial act, but the meaning behind it is significant. It translates to mean that as you …

    April 26, 2015 4:27 am
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Odd News

  • Argentine side train with dust masks as volcano spews ash


    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – An amateur side set to meet league champions Racing Club in the last 64 of the Argentine Cup are wearing dust marks to train near an Andean volcano spewing ash. “We’re playing against the Argentine champions, we’re taking it very seriously and anxiously await the match,” coach Gustavo Coronel of regional side Independiente of Neuquen, a province in the southwest of Argentina, told TyC Sports on Friday. Across the nearby Andes mountains in neighboring Chile, the 2,000-metre Cabulco volcano erupted on Wednesday and has been spewing clouds of ash since Thursday. The venue and date of the match have not been confirmed. The ash has reached Buenos Aires in the east with flights into and out of Ezeiza international airport suspended or rerouted while those at Neuquen and the Andean ski resorts of Bariloche and Chapelco have been closed. (Reporting by Rex Gowar; Editing by Ken Ferris)

    April 24, 2015 11:57 pm
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