• Plane crashes at CarFest in Cheshire

    Plane crashes at CarFest in Cheshire

    A plane thought to be part of a display team has crashed at the CarFest motoring event in Cheshire. Police have confirmed they are attending an incident at Oulton Park where the event is being...
  • Hurley hits the ground running with Sun Devils

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Bobby Hurley’s arrival at Arizona State created a buzz in the desert and drew national attention to a program often overshadowed by its rival to the south. Before the initial fanfare of...
  • From tears to cheers for Flores

    Wilmer Flores hit the winning run for New York Mets against Washington, days after crying in a game because he thought he was going to be traded. The 23-year-old Venezuelan shortstop struggled with his emotions...
  • Cuban interns get taste of NYC startups

    Cuban interns get taste of NYC startups

    A taste of U.S. innovation could go a long way for young Cuban entrepreneurs. At least that’s the thinking behind a New York City-based initiative called Innovadores. The program, founded and funded by nonprofit C.A.A.,...
  • How self-driving cars will cut accidents 90% (Q&A)

    How self-driving cars will cut accidents 90% (Q&A)

    Peter Sweatman, director of the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute. Stephen Shankland/CNET ANN ARBOR, Michigan — Peter Sweatman isn’t in charge of the computing revolution that’s sweeping the auto industry, but he’s at the...
  • Yes, both Clintons are multi-millionaires

    Yes, both Clintons are multi-millionaires

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is welcomed to the stage by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham...
  • More research links sedentary time to diabetes

    (Reuters Health) – People who are inactive for hours on end each day may be more likely to develop diabetes than people who spend more time moving around, a study confirms. Researchers gave accelerometers to...
  • 11 arrested over Serbia lottery ‘fix’

    Eleven people are being questioned by Serbian police after a television graphic appeared to predict a winning lottery number before it was drawn. The incident happened on live TV, sparking claims of a fix and...

Headline News

  • From tears to cheers for Flores


    Wilmer Flores hit the winning run for New York Mets against Washington, days after crying in a game because he thought he was going to be traded. The 23-year-old Venezuelan shortstop struggled with his emotions against the San Diego Padres after believing he had been traded to the Milwaukee Brewers. But he received four standing ovations from Mets fans at Citi Field in Queens, New York. Flores batted in both runs in the game between the NL East’s top two teams. Two days earlier, Flores had shed tears on the same field, believing he had been traded to the Brewers as part of a deal for outfielder Carlos Gomez. But the deal collapsed over concerns about Gomez’s hip although Flores did not receive that news until he had received a send-off from the fans. “During the game I heard I was getting traded,” Flores said in midweek. “I got emotional, and when I came in …

    August 1, 2015 8:41 am
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Politics

  • Yes, both Clintons are multi-millionaires


    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is welcomed to the stage by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, earned more than $139 million between 2007 and 2014, according to eight years of federal income tax returns released by her campaign on Friday. The returns show that the Clintons paid an overall federal tax rate of 31.6 percent during those years. The bulk of the Clintons’ income came from speeches delivered to corporate and interest groups by Bill Clinton and later by Hillary Clinton after she resigned as secretary of state in early 2013. In a statement released by her campaign, Hillary Clinton said the couple has paid nearly $44 million in federal taxes on $139.1 million in income since 2006, and donated nearly $15 million to charity. “We’ve come a …

    August 1, 2015 8:00 am
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Stocks

  • Cuban interns get taste of NYC startups


    A taste of U.S. innovation could go a long way for young Cuban entrepreneurs. At least that’s the thinking behind a New York City-based initiative called Innovadores. The program, founded and funded by nonprofit C.A.A., is connecting four Cuban entrepreneurs with internships at tech startups. The U.S. is flooded with incubators, accelerators and resources for entrepreneurs. But Cuba has very little institutional knowledge on how to run a startup — it only recently loosened restrictions for privatized businesses. And access to online resources are also hard to come by: only 5% of Cubans have access to the Internet. Innovadores — which kicked off last Monday and runs through mid-August — pairs each participant with a young company at Grand Central Tech incubator. They’ll work 40 hours a week with the firms, learning how to turn data into code and helping with day-to-day operations. “There are so many problems to solve in Havana,” said Miles Spencer, …

    August 1, 2015 8:21 am
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Sports

  • Hurley hits the ground running with Sun Devils


    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Bobby Hurley’s arrival at Arizona State created a buzz in the desert and drew national attention to a program often overshadowed by its rival to the south. Before the initial fanfare of his hiring had subsided, Hurley was already at work, watching recruits, building his coaching staff, doing all the little things behind the scenes to get his tenure off to a good start. Hurley promised he’d bring passion and a strong work ethic to the program during the hiring process and he didn’t waste any time proving it. ”His hitting the ground running immediately when he got here, the blue-collar work ethic hit everybody in the heart that this guy is a worker, he’s blue collar,” Arizona State athletic director Ray Anderson said. ”All the passion he talked about during the (hiring) process, he validated that immediately and it’s already bearing fruit.” Hurley’s hiring was a coup for an Arizona State …

    August 1, 2015 8:41 am
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World News

  • Plane crashes at CarFest in Cheshire


    A plane thought to be part of a display team has crashed at the CarFest motoring event in Cheshire. Police have confirmed they are attending an incident at Oulton Park where the event is being held. There is no confirmation of any injuries or the type of plane involved. More follows.

    August 1, 2015 8:41 am
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Technology

  • How self-driving cars will cut accidents 90% (Q&A)


    Peter Sweatman, director of the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute. Stephen Shankland/CNET ANN ARBOR, Michigan — Peter Sweatman isn’t in charge of the computing revolution that’s sweeping the auto industry, but he’s at the center of it. As director of the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) in Ann Arbor, he’s 30 miles west of Detroit and in the heart of car country. Ford, General Motors, Fiat’s Chrysler and countless suppliers are all nearby, and they’re getting even closer: a new project at the University of Michigan called Mcity will help carmakers develop the automated navigation systems of their self-driving vehicles. Mcity is a 32-acre microcosm of motoring complete with faded stop signs, roundabouts, lousy weather and out-of-date traffic signals. There, automakers and others can test not just self-driving cars but also radio communications that link cars to each other and to road infrastructure. By concentrating the work of many companies and academics, …

    August 1, 2015 8:21 am
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Science

  • Bering Sea hotspot for corals and sponges


    Related images(click to enlarge) North of the Aleutian Islands, submarine canyons in the cold waters of the eastern Bering Sea contain a highly productive “green belt” that is home to deep-water corals as well as a plethora of fish and marine mammals. Situated along the continental slope, the area also supports a thriving — but potentially environmentally damaging — bottom-trawling fishing industry that uses large weighted nets dragged across the seafloor to scoop up everything in their path. A new study, conducted by research biologist Robert Miller of UC Santa Barbara’s Marine Science Institute and colleagues from Greenpeace, combines a variety of data to identify coral and sponge habitats that may be threatened by bottom-trawling. Further, the investigators also used the results of their habitat models to evaluate how restrictions on bottom-contact fishing in Bering Sea canyons could impact the fishing industry. The results appear in the journal Global Ecology and Conservation. “There’s a growing …

    August 1, 2015 7:21 am
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Health

  • More research links sedentary time to diabetes


    (Reuters Health) – People who are inactive for hours on end each day may be more likely to develop diabetes than people who spend more time moving around, a study confirms. Researchers gave accelerometers to about 2,000 people to track their movements during waking hours for one week. Five years later, compared to people who were sedentary for less than six hours at the start of the study, those who had been inactive for at least 10 hours a day had almost four times higher odds of being diabetic. “We are beginning to believe that being highly sedentary is something different than not getting exercise,” said lead author Bethany Barone Gibbs, a researcher in health and physical activity at the University of Pittsburgh. “Someone who runs 30 minutes every day can sit for the other 15 hours of the day at work, commuting, and at home and this person would be considered physically active but …

    August 1, 2015 7:41 am
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Entertainment

  • Jennifer Lawrence And Amy Schumer Pose In A Cheerleading Pyramid On Girls’ Vacay


    Posted on Fri Jul 31st, 2015 10:30am PDT       By X17 Staff Human pyramid A photo posted by @amyschumer on Jul 30, 2015 at 7:23pm PDT This looks like a trip for the books! Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer are currently on a tropical vacation in an unknown locale with a bunch of girlfriends, and they decided to goof around on their yacht by assembling themselves into a pyramid like cheerleaders in high school used to do! The Oscar winner showed off her impressive physique in a bikini while posing on top, while the Trainwreck star opted for an oversize t-shirt on the bottom. Hey, whatever makes you comfortable! The Silver Linings Playbook star and the comedian have developed a close friendship in a short amount of time, but it makes total sense that these two are new besties! After all, they both have quirky humor and love to let loose, so it’s a match made in …

    August 1, 2015 7:00 am
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Editorial

  • Did the atomic bomb save my father’s life?


    The upcoming 70th anniversary of V-J Day, August 14, brings to mind the challenge my father, Lt. Col. Wilber E. Bradt, faced in the days preceding that date in 1945. He was the acting commander — and later the commander — of the 172nd Infantry Regiment, a Vermont National Guard unit. The unit had just finished five months of combat subduing the Japanese on Luzon, in the Philippines. On July 28, the 43rd Infantry Division, of which the 172nd Infantry was a part, received alert plans for the invasion of Kyushu, the southernmost island of the Japanese homeland. The landings would take place on November 1, a scant three months away. An intense period of planning, training, re-equipping, and personnel transfers began. The 43rd Division was to land with two other divisions in Shibushi Bay on the southeastern coast of Kyushu. The 43rd would land on the southern end of the beach, which was overlooked by …

    July 31, 2015 6:38 pm
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Odd News

  • Texas man shoots armadillo, gets hit in face by bullet ricochet


    DALLAS An East Texas man was wounded after he fired a gun at an armadillo in his yard and the bullet ricocheted back to hit him in his face, the county sheriff said on Friday. Cass County Sheriff Larry Rowe said the man, who was not identified, went outside his home in Marietta, southwest of Texarkana, at around 3 a.m. on Thursday morning. He spotted the armadillo on his property and opened fire. “His wife was in the house. He went outside and took his .38 revolver and shot three times at the armadillo,” Rowe said. The animal’s hard shell deflected at least one of three bullets, which then struck the man’s jaw, he said. The man was airlifted to a nearby hospital, where his jaw was wired shut, according to Rowe. The status of the animal is unknown. “We didn’t find the armadillo,” the sheriff said. (Editing by Jon Herskovitz and Sandra Maler)

    July 31, 2015 7:38 pm
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