• Milla Jovovich Gives Birth To A Baby Girl

    Milla Jovovich Gives Birth To A Baby Girl

    Posted on Wed Apr 1st, 2015 11:20am PDT       By X17 Staff Milla Jovovich is a mom two times over! The 39-year-old gave birth to daughter Dashiel Edon this morning, reports Us Weekly. The wee one weighed...
  • Vacation home sales exploded last year

    Vacation home sales exploded last year

    The beach was the most popular vacation home location. More Americans may be looking to get away as vacation home sales jumped last year. Vacation home purchases made up 21% of all home sales last...
  • Massive tea consumption linked to kidney failure

    (Reuters Health) – – The puzzling case of a 56-year-old U.S. man who suddenly developed weakness, fatigue and body aches is leading doctors to warn that massive consumption of tea may be responsible for some...
  • Apparent murder-suicide leaves four dead in Oklahoma

    (Reuters) – Police discovered four bodies of a family, including two young boys, inside a home in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Wednesday in what appeared to be a murder-suicide, officials said. Tulsa Police Captain Matt McCord...
  • Queensland greyhound body dump found

    Queensland greyhound body dump found

    The lucrative greyhound racing industry has been rocked by a live baiting scandal in recent weeks Australian police and animal charity the Australian RSPCA are investigating the discovery of at least 55 greyhound carcasses found...
  • Ducks beat Oilers, clinch Pacific Division title

    Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Andrew Cogliano scored on a penalty shot, Frederik Andersen stopped 22 shots, and the Anaheim Ducks clinched the Pacific Division title for the third consecutive season thanks to a 5-1 result...

Headline News

  • Apparent murder-suicide leaves four dead in Oklahoma


    (Reuters) – Police discovered four bodies of a family, including two young boys, inside a home in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Wednesday in what appeared to be a murder-suicide, officials said. Tulsa Police Captain Matt McCord told reporters that officers went to the home after receiving a call from the employer of the man in the household, requesting they check up on the house. Police found the bodies, all shot and killed, presumably by the father given the proximity of the gun to his body, McCord told reporters in a video published online by the Tulsa World newspaper. The killings may have occurred as many as two days before the bodies were discovered, McCord said. Both of the boys were younger than 10 years old and the bodies were found in separate rooms, police said. Local broadcaster KTUL said that the family’s neighbors had no indication there were any problems in the household prior to the …

    April 2, 2015 3:31 am
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Politics

  • Tensions with Warren camp could loom over Clinton campaign


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The race for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 U.S. presidential election is turning into a battle of ideas between a woman who has not yet said she is running and another who insists she won’t. Hillary Clinton is expected to launch her White House bid later this month, while Elizabeth Warren, the senator known for her fiery anti-Wall Street rhetoric, repeated this week that she is not seeking the Democratic nomination. But she and her supporters have vowed to make sure that populist economic ideas feature prominently on Clinton’s agenda should the former secretary of state be the party’s nominee. Warren’s backers are already fanning out in the early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire to push Clinton to shift toward economic populism and away from the pro-business policies of her husband, former President Bill Clinton. Activists told Reuters they plan to show up at town halls and rallies to publicly …

    April 2, 2015 3:51 am
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Stocks

  • Vacation home sales exploded last year


    The beach was the most popular vacation home location. More Americans may be looking to get away as vacation home sales jumped last year. Vacation home purchases made up 21% of all home sales last year at an estimated 1.13 million, the highest level since 2003 and a 57% increase from 2013, according to a report from the National Association of Realtors. The stock market’s strong performance and gains in the labor market are creating more confidence among buyers, according to Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist. “The top 10% of families are feeling much more financially confident.” The typical second-home buyer had a median household income of $94,380, 58% had two income earners and 48% financed less than 70% of the purchase price, according to NAR. A beach location was the most popular among vacation buyers, and 54% of properties were single-family homes. The survey included close to 2,000 adults who made a residential purchase …

    April 2, 2015 4:10 am
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Sports

  • Ducks beat Oilers, clinch Pacific Division title


    Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Andrew Cogliano scored on a penalty shot, Frederik Andersen stopped 22 shots, and the Anaheim Ducks clinched the Pacific Division title for the third consecutive season thanks to a 5-1 result over Edmonton at Honda Center. Francois Beauchemin added a goal and one assist while Nate Thompson, Corey Perry and Simon Despres also tallied for the Ducks, who claimed their fourth division crown in franchise history by winning their fourth straight game and eighth in 10 overall. “We’ve put ourselves in a good spot,” Cogliano said. “We have a good team and it speaks to the coaching staff and organization, but it’s just one part of the puzzle.” Ryan Nugent-Hopkins lit the lamp for the Oilers, who had won three in a row and four of five coming in. Ben Scrivens yielded all five goals on 27 shots in defeat. Cogliano had his stick shatter thanks to a slash by an …

    April 2, 2015 3:30 am
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World News

  • Queensland greyhound body dump found


    The lucrative greyhound racing industry has been rocked by a live baiting scandal in recent weeks Australian police and animal charity the Australian RSPCA are investigating the discovery of at least 55 greyhound carcasses found dumped in bushland. The decomposing carcasses were discovered near Bundaberg, Queensland, by a member of the public. Queensland’s Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller said the discovery was “totally sickening”. It comes weeks after a scandal erupted over the illegal use of live bait to train Australian greyhounds for racing. The investigation, broadcast by ABC Four Corners in February, showed live possums, pigs and rabbits being tied to lures to be chased and killed by dogs at one facility. A number of trainers have been suspended in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, while six Queensland trainers were issued with lifetime bans from the sport. The chairman of Greyhound Racing Victoria and the entire board of NSW Greyhound Racing also resigned. The …

    April 2, 2015 3:31 am
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Technology

  • Increpare: the genius developer who gives his games away for free


    Stephen Lavelle develops short games, little games, but they make me more aware that I am alive than just about anything else. He just gives these games away for free on his website, like throwing breadcrumbs to pigeons. He creates under the pseudonym Increpare, the Latin word for “rebuke”. He is kind and softly spoken, but he doesn’t have to do a lot of talking about his work. His philosophically minded PC games communicate meaning in their own specific and thrilling ways. They are not usually very difficult – though they do require investigation. They usually take a only few seconds to load and you need only the arrow keys or a mouse to guide your character or cursor around. Their power is not usually in the mechanical complexities of the little game scenes, but in the emotional complexities of your actions. Wandering through each of his games is like having a direct, frank conversation …

    April 2, 2015 3:30 am
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Science

  • New instrument dates old skeleton; ‘Little Foot’ 3.67 million years old


    Related images(click to enlarge) A skeleton named Little Foot is among the oldest hominid skeletons ever dated at 3.67 million years old, according to an advanced dating method. Little Foot is a rare, nearly complete skeleton of Australopithecus first discovered 21 years ago in a cave at Sterkfontein, in central South Africa. The new date places Little Foot as an older relative of Lucy, a famous Australopithecus skeleton dated at 3.2 million years old that was found in Ethiopia. It is thought that Australopithecus is an evolutionary ancestor to humans that lived between 2 million and 4 million years ago. Stone tools found at a different level of the Sterkfontein cave also were dated at 2.18 million years old, making them among the oldest known stone tools in South Africa. A team of scientists from Purdue University; the University of the Witwatersrand, in South Africa; the University of New Brunswick, in Canada; and the University …

    April 2, 2015 3:51 am
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Health

  • Massive tea consumption linked to kidney failure


    (Reuters Health) – – The puzzling case of a 56-year-old U.S. man who suddenly developed weakness, fatigue and body aches is leading doctors to warn that massive consumption of tea may be responsible for some unexplained cases of kidney failure. It’s being called iced-tea nephropathy by the New England Journal of Medicine, which published a letter describing the case. The source of the problem was an excessive amount of oxalate, a compound found in many foods. Excessive amounts can also come from “juicing,” having gastric bypass surgery, and by consuming foods with a lot of ascorbic acid such as beets, spinach, nuts and strawberries. But in this case, the man reported that he was drinking 16 nine-ounce glasses of iced tea each day, giving him more than 1,500 milligrams of oxalate per day. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics advises consuming no more than 40-50 mg of oxalate per day, the authors note. “If you …

    April 2, 2015 3:51 am
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Entertainment

  • Milla Jovovich Gives Birth To A Baby Girl


    Posted on Wed Apr 1st, 2015 11:20am PDT       By X17 Staff Milla Jovovich is a mom two times over! The 39-year-old gave birth to daughter Dashiel Edon this morning, reports Us Weekly. The wee one weighed 7 lbs., and 10 oz. Over the summer, the Ukrainian-born actress tweeted a message to fans saying that the latest Resident Evil film, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter would be postponed due to the pregnancy. On August 18, 2014, Milla posted the following message: “We want to make the best movie possible and that would be extremely difficult, to say the least, in my present condition. I would like to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has been working so hard on the movie in South Africa already and we are so looking forward to working with you all next summer. And when we arrive, it will hopefully be with the newest member of our little …

    April 2, 2015 4:10 am
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Editorial

  • Government’s reckless lending putting US on track for another housing bubble


    FILE – In this Jan. 8, 2015 photo, a sign with a sold sticker is posted in front of a row of new townhomes in Richmond, Va. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac on Thursday, March 26, 2015 said the national average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage declined to 3.69 percent from 3.78 percent a week earlier. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File) They’re doing it again! When the last housing bubble burst, politicians blamed “greedy banks.” They said mortgage companies lent money recklessly, making loans to people with dubious credit, for down payments as low as 3 percent. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT “It will work out,” said the optimistic bankers. Regulators didn’t disagree. Everyone said, “Home prices will keep going up.” And home prices did — until they didn’t. The bubble popped in 2007. Lots of people were hurt, and politicians took more of your tax money to bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac along with reckless banks. They …

    April 1, 2015 11:49 pm
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Odd News

  • Colorado man arrested after three hours perched on cliff-top tree


    DENVER (Reuters) – A Colorado man who wrecked his car, fled from police and climbed a tree atop a mountain cliff has been arrested after negotiators spent three hours talking him down from his precarious perch, authorities said on Wednesday. Richard Poula Jr., 32, ultimately surrendered and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and a host of other charges related to the incident, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Commander Heidi Prentup said. According to Prentup, police outside the city of Longmont took a call on Tuesday from a person who reported that a motorist was stopped in the middle of a road and was beating on a car with a pipe wrench, breaking out the windows. “The person reporting this strange behavior decided to follow the vehicle until deputies were able to catch up,” Prentup said, adding that officers followed as Poula entered a canyon about four miles from where he …

    April 1, 2015 7:46 pm
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