Headline News

  • Gun allegedly used by San Franciso shooting suspect belonged to federal agent, source says


    July 7, 2015: Francisco Sanchez, right, is lead into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garciaor, center, for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco. (AP) DEVELOPING: The gun used by a Mexican illegal immigrant when he allegedly shot dead a 32-year-old woman at a San Francisco pier belonged to a federal agent, a source confirmed to Fox News Tuesday. It was not immediately clear how Francisco Sanchez, 45, would have obtained the weapon. However, the San Francisco Chronicle reported sources told the paper the gun had been stolen during a car burglary in June. Earlier Tuesday, Sanchez pled not guilty to first-degree murder in last week’s shooting of Kathryn Steinle, 32, while she was walking with her father and a family friend at Pier 14. Police said witnesses heard no argument or dispute before the shooting, suggesting it was a random attack. …

    July 7, 2015 8:41 pm
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Politics

  • Vulnerable Republican McSally draws Democratic Challenger


    By Eli Yokley Posted at 6:09 p.m. today 0 Tweet McSally, a former Air Force pilot, is one of the most vulnerable incumbents in 2016 (File Photo by Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Arizona State Rep. Victoria Steele on Tuesday became the first Democrat to launch a campaign against Rep. Martha McSally, who represents one of the districts that has national Republicans worried most. Steele, a former television and radio news broadcaster from Tucson, said in a post on her campaign website that she hoped to “build on the legacies” of the Democrats who held the seat until 2015, including Reps. Ron Barber and Gabrielle Giffords. “I’m running for Congress because today the deck is stacked in favor of those at the top — they’ve broken that promise of the American Dream. We need to return to that promise of opportunity for all Americans,” Steele wrote. McSally, whose campaign announced Monday that she had raised $1 million in …

    July 7, 2015 6:20 pm
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Stocks

  • CVS quits Chamber of Commerce over tobacco-friendly lobbying


    CVS pharmacies is pulling out of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce amid reports that the lobbying group worked on behalf of tobacco companies to stamp down global anti-smoking laws. The New York Times reported last week that the chamber — and its foreign affiliates — have zeroed in on efforts by governments around the world to curb tobacco use. “It was the right thing to do for the health and well-being of our customers,” CVS said in a statement announcing it had left the group, adding the company’s “purpose is to help people on their path to better health, and we fundamentally believe tobacco use is in direct conflict with this purpose.” CVS made a landmark move last year when it decided to remove cigarettes and other tobacco products from all of its drug stores by September 4, 2014. The company gave $750,000 to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce last year at the same time …

    July 7, 2015 7:20 pm
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Sports

  • Los Angeles stages raucous rally for U.S. women’s soccer team


    LOS ANGELES Two days removed from winning the women’s soccer World Cup, star midfielder Carli Lloyd teased the idea of capturing another one in 2019 as thousands of flag-waving fans cheered the U.S. team on Tuesday at a boisterous outdoor rally in Los Angeles. While the fans who packed the downtown celebration near the Staples Center arena strained to take pictures of the team, many of the players on stage took photos and videos of the raucous crowd. “Every day it feels great to wake up as a world champion,” Lloyd, who scored three goals in Sunday’s 5-2 victory over Japan in the championship match in Vancouver, Canada, told the crowd. “And that feeling won’t get old. We’re going to have to bring it home four years from now, another World Cup.” Many of the people in the crowd were dressed in red, white and blue and chanted “U-S-A, U-S-A.” Sunday’s victory gave the U.S. …

    July 7, 2015 8:42 pm
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World News

  • NYC parade for USA World Cup heroes


    A ticker-tape parade in Lower Manhattan on Friday will honour the USA’s World Cup-winning women’s football team. The players, who thrashed Japan 5-2 on Sunday in Vancouver, will ride an open-topped bus down a stretch of Broadway commonly known as the Canyon of Heroes. It’s a rare honour for athletes that do not come from New York, but pressure has been building in recent days to honour their achievement. The game was the most-watched football match in US history. A 13-minute hat-trick by Carli Lloyd blew Japan away early in the match, watched by an average of 25.4 million viewers, peaking at 30.4 million. President Barack Obama was among those to pay tribute to their success, which was the third time the USA women’s team had won the World Cup. A rally was held in Los Angeles for the team on Tuesday, and hours later the parade was announced by New York Mayor Bill de …

    July 7, 2015 8:42 pm
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Technology

  • Electronic Arts taps Samantha Ryan as new head of mobile game division


    EA Mobile’s new chief, Samantha Ryan. Electronic Arts Electronics Arts has a new head of its mobile division, who will be in charge of the company’s ongoing efforts to expand its game development from consoles and PCs to smartphones and watches. EA Mobile’s new chief, Samantha Ryan, has worked for the division since she joined the company in March, working on key titles like strategy game Plants vs. Zombies and a mobile version of simulation game The Sims. EA Mobile’s previous chief, Frank Gibeau, left the company suddenly after 20 years in May. Gibeau was considered a possible candidate to replace former CEO John Riccitiello after he left in 2013, but the chief executive job went to EA Sports head Andrew Wilson. Ryan said she hopes to keep the smartphone, arguably the most ubiquitous gaming device in the world, a primary focus at EA. “The power of mobile is that it not only changes how …

    July 7, 2015 6:00 pm
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Science

  • Why don’t men live as long as women?


    Across the entire world, women can expect to live longer than men. But why does this occur, and was this always the case? According to a new study led by University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology researchers, significant differences in life expectancies between the sexes first emerged as recently as the turn of the 20th century. As infectious disease prevention, improved diets and other positive health behaviors were adopted by people born during the 1800s and early 1900s, death rates plummeted, but women began reaping the longevity benefits at a much faster rate. In the wake of this massive but uneven decrease in mortality, a review of global data points to heart disease as the culprit behind most of the excess deaths documented in adult men, said USC University Professor and AARP Professor of Gerontology Eileen Crimmins. “We were surprised at how the divergence in mortality between men and women, which originated …

    July 7, 2015 6:00 pm
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Health

  • Humana, Aetna set termination fees for deal


    Health insurer Humana Inc and buyer Aetna Inc set fees to be paid in the event of a failure of the largest deal in the health insurance industry. Aetna, which said last week it would buy Humana for about $37 billion in cash and stock, has to pay a termination fee of $1.69 billion, Humana said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday (1.usa.gov/1JSxWVr) Humana would pay the larger rival $1.31 billion if the deal is terminated. The deal faces antitrust issues as the authorities scrutinize how the combination will affect competition for each line of insurance: Medicare, Medicaid for the poor, individual insurance, commercial insurance for small and large businesses and the large employer business. (reut.rs/1LLQn1n) Wall Street analysts and some antitrust experts have said that they expect the combination to be approved, although regulators may insist on some divestitures. Aetna’s chief executive said on Monday that he was confident about an antitrust approval for …

    July 7, 2015 6:20 pm
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Entertainment

  • 7 Things to know about Zac Efron’s super-hot younger brother, Dylan


    Sure, Zac Efron didn’t really make it a hard decision in the first place, but the emergence of a younger — and equally as hot — Efron brother just sealed the deal. Dylan Efron may not be a celeb like Zac, but he still has the movie star looks going on. We’re just wondering where — and why — Zac has been hiding him for so long. More: Channing Tatum wants to see Zac Efron naked Dylan somehow manages to keep a low public profile despite his brother’s fame, but here’s all we know about him so far. 1. He is four years Zac’s junior check out what I just found older picture with @zacefron #dylanefron pic.twitter.com/G2bxiaD6Tj — Dylan Efron (@DylanEfron) November 10, 2013 According to vh1.com, Dylan was 23 years old as of May 2015, making him four years younger than 27-year-old Zac. More: Zac Efron is over Michelle Rodriguez: Check out his new gal 2. …

    July 7, 2015 7:40 pm
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Editorial

  • Hillary Clinton: Why her worst enemy is not a Republican


    When Bill Clinton was asked about foreign contributions to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, the former president told the Today Show: “All I’m saying is the idea that there’s one set of rules for us and another set for everybody else is true.” One set of rules for the Clintons and one set for everyone else. Is the former president saying a double standard is being used to hurt the Clintons? Just one problem – it always seems like the Clintons are the ones who are insisting on this double standard to rationalize their own indiscretions. Other foundations take money from foreign donors but they are not intimately tied to the current secretary of state. Big difference! It always seems like the Clintons are the ones who are insisting on this double standard to rationalize their own indiscretions. Other foundations take money from foreign donors but they are not intimately …

    July 7, 2015 6:20 pm
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Odd News

  • Time Warner Cable owes $229,500 to woman it would not stop calling


    NEW YORK Many people dislike receiving robocalls. Araceli King disliked receiving 153 of them from a single company. Time Warner Cable Inc must pay the insurance claims specialist $229,500 for placing 153 automated calls meant for someone else to her cellphone in less than a year, even after she told it to stop, a Manhattan federal judge ruled on Tuesday. King, of Irving, Texas, accused Time Warner Cable of harassing her by leaving messages for Luiz Perez, who once held her cellphone number, even after she made clear who she was in a seven-minute discussion with a company representative. The calls were made through an “interactive voice response” system meant for customers who were late paying bills. Time Warner Cable countered that it was not liable to King under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act, a law meant to curb robocall and telemarketing abuses, because it believed it was calling Perez, who had consented to …

    July 7, 2015 6:00 pm
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