• Twitter’s hot Periscope arrives on Android

    Twitter’s hot Periscope arrives on Android

    Twitter is launching its popular live-streaming app Periscope for Android users. James Martin/CNET After weeks of speculation and anticipation, Twitter is launching its wildly popular Periscope live-streaming app for Android users. The microblogging service announced...
  • Amazon caves, agreeing to pay more tax in Europe

    Amazon caves, agreeing to pay more tax in Europe

    European Union 1 – Amazon 0. The online retailer gave in to pressure and started paying taxes in several countries across Europe this week. Previously, it had only paid taxes in Luxemburg. For years, Amazon...
  • Iraq starts anti-IS Anbar offensive

    Iraqi soldiers vastly outnumbered the IS militants in Ramadi, but still withdrew Iraqi government forces have formally launched an operation to drive Islamic State (IS) out of Anbar province. The announcement was made by a...
  • Kvitova struggles to reach second round in Paris

    PARIS Czech fourth seed Petra Kvitova dug deep to reach the second round of the French Open as she labored to a 6-4 3-6 6-4 victory against New Zealand’s Marina Erakovic on Tuesday. The double...
  • 15 Body Language Secrets of Successful People

    Our bodies have a language of their own, and their words aren’t always kind. Your body language has likely become an integral part of who you are, to the point where you might not even...
  • Volcano erupts on Galapagos island

    The Wolf volcano is located on Isabela Island A volcanic eruption on the Galapagos Islands has raised fears the ecosystem that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution may be under threat. On Monday, the Wolf...

Headline News

  • 15 Body Language Secrets of Successful People


    Our bodies have a language of their own, and their words aren’t always kind. Your body language has likely become an integral part of who you are, to the point where you might not even think about it. If that’s the case, it’s time to start, because you could be sabotaging your career. TalentSmart has tested more than a million people and found that the upper echelons of top performance are filled with people who are high in emotional intelligence (90% of top performers, to be exact). These people know the power that unspoken signals have in communication and they monitor their own body language accordingly. Related: Are You Emotionally Intelligent? Here’s How to Know for Sure. What follows are the 15 most common body language blunders that people make, and emotionally intelligent people are careful to avoid. 1. Slouching is a sign of disrespect. It communicates that you’re bored and have no desire to …

    May 26, 2015 7:38 am
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Politics

  • How to Fix an Unfair Presidential Debate System


    By Stuart Rothenberg Posted at 5 a.m. May 26 0 Tweet A Santorum fan in Iowa awaits the August 2011 presidential debate. The former senator could be excluded from this year’s debates. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo) Fox News and CNN, which will broadcast the first two GOP presidential debates, have decided on a system for excluding candidates that could result in Donald Trump participating in those debates but current or former senators and governors being excluded. Nice going, guys. I certainly agree having a debate with 16 candidates is simply unwatchable, and there is no easy way to make the early debates fair to the candidates while at the same time more watchable and informative for viewers. But Fox and CNN have both dropped the ball as they try to avoid making tough decisions. At the first debate on Aug. 6 in Cleveland, Fox will limit participation to candidates who “place in the top 10 …

    May 26, 2015 4:55 am
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Stocks

  • Amazon caves, agreeing to pay more tax in Europe


    European Union 1 – Amazon 0. The online retailer gave in to pressure and started paying taxes in several countries across Europe this week. Previously, it had only paid taxes in Luxemburg. For years, Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) has been criticized by the European authorities for funneling its sales through the Luxemburg’s low-tax Grand Duchy. Until recently it officially sold everything across the European Union from there. Its warehouses and logistic centers elsewhere in Europe did not count as “permanent establishments” under the European law, meaning Amazon didn’t have to pay taxes in the individual countries. But Amazon is now recording retail sales made to customers in the U.K., Germany, Spain, and Italy through branches established in these countries. It’s also working on opening a branch for France, the company said in an emailed statement. Related: Is McDonald’s next in line for Europe tax probe? Amazon said the change was two years in the making and …

    May 26, 2015 7:56 am
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Sports

  • Kvitova struggles to reach second round in Paris


    PARIS Czech fourth seed Petra Kvitova dug deep to reach the second round of the French Open as she labored to a 6-4 3-6 6-4 victory against New Zealand’s Marina Erakovic on Tuesday. The double Wimbledon champion looked nothing like the player who defeated world number one Serena Williams en route to the Madrid Open claycourt title earlier this month as she put in a shaky performance on court Philippe Chatrier. “I knew it would be difficult, I always struggle at the beginning of tournaments,” Kvitova, who will next take on either France’s Pauline Parmentier or Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain. Kvitova was under early pressure, facing four break points in her first three service games with Erakovic grabbing the last one to go 3-2 up when the Czech double faulted. Kvitova, however, broke back by converting her first break point in the eighth game as Erakovic sent a forehand just wide and the Czech went …

    May 26, 2015 7:38 am
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World News

  • Iraq starts anti-IS Anbar offensive


    Iraqi soldiers vastly outnumbered the IS militants in Ramadi, but still withdrew Iraqi government forces have formally launched an operation to drive Islamic State (IS) out of Anbar province. The announcement was made by a spokesman for the Popular Mobilisation (al-Hashd al-Shaabi), a volunteer force comprising dozens of Shia militias. The operation would see troops and militiamen move southwards from Salahuddin province and seek to cut off IS militants in Ramadi, he said. The city fell to the jihadists earlier this month after Iraq’s army withdrew. Since then government forces have been massing for a counter-attack, and they say they have regained some ground east of Ramadi in the past few days. The offensive has been welcomed by the Americans, with Vice-President Joe Biden pledging full US support, the BBC’s defence correspondent Jonathan Marcus says. But he adds that Washington remains uneasy about the prominent role of Shia fighters, many of whom are backed by …

    May 26, 2015 7:38 am
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Technology

  • Twitter’s hot Periscope arrives on Android


    Twitter is launching its popular live-streaming app Periscope for Android users. James Martin/CNET After weeks of speculation and anticipation, Twitter is launching its wildly popular Periscope live-streaming app for Android users. The microblogging service announced Tuesday its broadcasting app, which lets users stream and edit live video, will be available on the Google Play store. Periscope’s debut on Android devices comes less than three months after its launch and less than a month after after rival Meerkat appeared on Android. Periscope has been a huge success for Twitter since its debut on iOS hot on the heels of Meerkat. The social network said Periscope had more than 1 million users within its first 10 days. Periscope’s app for Android will comparable features to its iOS counterpart, including allowing users to tweet a link to their broadcasts and have optional location sharing. The app also will give Android users more specific control over notifications, including when …

    May 26, 2015 8:16 am
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Science

  • The germ at the scene of the crime


    The bacteria on a person’s skin can link them to objects they have touched, which could one day be useful to forensic investigators.Credit: GETTY IMAGES The germs you  pick up at a crime scene may one day land you in jail. Microbiologist Jack Gilbert and his team at the Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago have shown that bacteria clinging to the sole of your shoe could be a microscopic smoking gun that tells crime scene investigators where you’ve been. They report their work in Microbiome in May. “It’s a very interesting field that has significant potential – I can see application in the national security and military space,” director of the University of Technology Sydney Centre for Forensic Science Claude Roux says. We’ve long known that clues invisible to the naked eye can be used to trace criminals or to place them at a crime scene. These include tiny particles such as powder, dust, pollen …

    May 26, 2015 4:36 am
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Health

  • AstraZeneca hit after psoriasis drug linked to suicide fears


    LONDON AstraZeneca’s (AZN.L) hopes of topping $45 billion in revenue by 2023 have been dealt a blow by a problem with an experimental psoriasis drug that the drugmaker had viewed as a potential billion-dollar plus seller. Amgen (AMGN.O), its partner on the project, announced late on Friday it was ending a collaboration to develop brodalumab after suicidal thoughts were observed in patients taking the medicine. Shares in AstraZeneca fell 1 percent on Tuesday in the wake of the news, following a long holiday weekend in Britain. Deutsche Bank analyst Richard Parkes said the setback was a surprise and terminating the drug’s development would hit long-term consensus forecasts for AstraZeneca’s earnings by around 2 percent. Although the British group said it was still considering whether to scrap the product or continue on its own, the drug’s prospects now seem badly tarnished with Amgen declaring that safety concerns would likely result in restricted use. AstraZeneca and Amgen …

    May 26, 2015 4:55 am
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Entertainment

  • Justin Bieber Is Dwarfed By His NBA Buddies While Shopping At Barneys


    Posted on Mon May 25th, 2015 7:49am PDT       By X17 Staff While Justin Bieber isn’t the tallest celeb in Tinseltown, keep in mind that he’s rolling with a pair of 6’9″ dudes in the pic above! On Sunday Biebs and close pal Kevin Durant went shopping at Barneys New York, and we imagine it was quite comical to watch the pop singer and the NBA superstar picking out clothes together. I mean, Kevin wears a size 17 shoe and last we checked Biebs, who is somewhere around 5’9″, is just a 7.5! Over the weekend the boys posted a video of Biebs shooting Durant with a nerf gun (the post has since gone missing from social media), but apparently Bieber reveals why Durant is his fav target. “Cuz he’s giant,” the pop star says. Boys will be boys, even if they’re famous millionaires… We snagged the video that Bieber removed from Instagram — check it out …

    May 26, 2015 7:16 am
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Editorial

  • Memorial Day 2015: What it means to be an American Indian veteran


    “Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.”  These words are ingrained in us. We sing them proudly at ballgames, and BBQ’s, firework displays and ceremonies honoring the many occasions of celebration and remembrance that make us all American. Most likely choruses of our national anthem will be performed many times over this Memorial Day weekend in honor of our veterans. It’s America’s way of paying tribute for their service. This weekend always gives me pause. What is sacrifice, what is service, what does it mean to be an American veteran, what does it mean to be American? I pose these questions because I understand and represent this country the only way I can…as an American Indian. My history and heritage is beautiful and complex. I am a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, and call Colorado home. I am also a veteran – I served proudly in the Air Force during Korean …

    May 25, 2015 9:02 am
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Odd News

  • German grandmother gives birth to quadruplets at age 65


    BERLIN A 65-year-old German grandmother gave birth to quadruplets at a Berlin hospital this week, with the three boys and a girl born prematurely at 26 weeks being in good health and having a good chance of survival, German TV network RTL reported on Saturday. The network, which had covered the pregnancy, said Annegret Raunigk already had 13 children and seven grandchildren. The announcement of her pregnancy last month had sparked a public debate in Germany about its merits. Raunigk, an English and Russian teacher in Berlin, had received fertility treatment in Ukraine and is the oldest woman in the world to have had quadruplets, RTL said, although other women of her age and older have given birth. The four babies, born by Caesarean section on May 19, weighed between 655 grams an 960 grams. (Reporting by Erik Kirschbaum; Editing by David Holmes)

    May 23, 2015 12:03 pm
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