• 66,000 Syrians ‘flee to Turkey’

    66,000 Syrians ‘flee to Turkey’

    20 September 2014 Last updated at 18:15 Thousands of Syrian refugees have streamed into Turkey since it opened its border on Friday Some 66,000 refugees – mainly Syrian Kurds – have crossed into Turkey in...
  • Vikings add Johnson to receiving corps

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  • Questions arise from White House security breach

    Questions arise from White House security breach

    A Secret Service police officer stands near an entrance to the White House complex during an evacuation minutes after President Barack Obama departed for Camp David aboard Marine One,(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) The Secret Service is...
  • Philippines storm displaces 200,000

    Philippines storm displaces 200,000

    20 September 2014 Last updated at 17:34 The floodwaters forced many residents to the upper storeys and roofs of their homes Tropical storm Fung-Wong has brought flooding, heavy rains and high winds to the Philippines,...

Headline News

  • Tortoise escapes from a Florida backyard and brings traffic to a crawl


    Deputies with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Department found a large turtle blocking traffic. (MyFoxTampaBay.com) Fingers are being pointed at a wayward 100-pound tortoise for bringing traffic to a crawl at a Sarasota, Fla., intersection. Deputies with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Department found the big turtle blocking the road at Webber Street and Honore Avenue Thursday. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT “We were able to get the tortoise out of the road. It was quite heavy. It took a couple of people, but we put it in our truck and tried to make attempts to find its owners,” SCSO captain Ron Locke told MyFoxTampa.com. He said deputies found the owners through Facebook. “This tortoise belongs to us. His name is Dozer,” Ryan Adams said in comments posted on the SCSO Facebook page. They were reunited Friday. Adams said Dozer escaped from his backyard home through a new hole he created in the fence.

    September 20, 2014 12:46 pm
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Politics

  • Questions arise from White House security breach


    A Secret Service police officer stands near an entrance to the White House complex during an evacuation minutes after President Barack Obama departed for Camp David aboard Marine One,(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. President Barack Obama and his daughters had just departed the White House on Friday evening when an intruder scaled the north fence, darted across the lawn and into the presidential residence, where agents nabbed him. The security breach triggered a rare evacuation of much of the White House, with Secret Service officers drawing their guns as they rushed staffers and journalists out a side door. For the Secret Service, the incident was a devastating episode that prompted fresh questions about the storied agency and its ability to protect the president. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who …

    September 20, 2014 12:46 pm
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Stocks

  • GM recalls 205,000 Cadillacs, Impalas


    Add 205,309 more cars to General Motors’ recall tally. On Saturday, the automaker announced it was recalling Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impalas because of a problem with the electronic parking brake arm in some vehicles. GM (GM) said it was not aware of any crashes, injuries or fatalities because of the issue. The affected cars are model year 2013-2014 Cadillac XTS and 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala sedans. (An additional 16,249 vehicles are being recalled worldwide.) Related: A decade of guilt over GM crash It’s the latest in a brutal year for the automaker, which has issued more than 65 separate recalls affecting nearly 30 million vehicles. The largest — and most tragic — recall involved a flawed ignition switch in certain small Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn cars. The problem went unreported for a decade and has been tied to at least 19 deaths. GM recalled 2.6 million cars because of the ignition switch problem. It is …

    September 20, 2014 11:45 am
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Sports

  • Vikings add Johnson to receiving corps


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    September 20, 2014 12:46 pm
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World News

  • 66,000 Syrians ‘flee to Turkey’


    20 September 2014 Last updated at 18:15 Thousands of Syrian refugees have streamed into Turkey since it opened its border on Friday Some 66,000 refugees – mainly Syrian Kurds – have crossed into Turkey in 24 hours, officials say, as Islamic State militants advance in northern Syria. Turkey opened its border on Friday to Syrians fleeing the Kurdish town of Kobane in fear of an IS attack. Activists say some 300 Kurdish fighters have crossed into Syria from Turkey to help defend the strategic town. IS controls large areas of Syria and Iraq and has seized dozens of villages around Kobane, also called Ayn al-Arab. Turkey – which shares a border with Iraq and Syria – has taken in more than 847,000 refugees since the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad began three years ago. But the opening of the border has seen a dramatic increase in the past 24 hours. “As of today, the …

    September 20, 2014 12:47 pm
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Technology

  • Don’t panic: Those iPhone 6 carrier trade-in deals are still available


    All four of the big wireless operators want to keep their iPhone-loving existing subscribers, as well as win over some new ones. In an effort to do this, they are each offering trade-in programs that are guaranteeing customers who trade in their older iPhones much better values for a limited time than are currently being offered from many of the third-party trade-in sites, like Gazelle and Nextworth. The difference in trade-in values is particularly enticing for customers with older models of the iPhone. But with two sizes of the new iPhone to choose from, it’s hard to make a decision. In this edition of Ask Maggie, I offer a summary of each of the trade-in programs offered by the nation’s largest wireless carriers, and I also dole out some advice for figuring out if the iPhone 6 or the mega-sized iPhone 6 Plus is right for you. A deal almost too good to be true …

    September 20, 2014 12:46 pm
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Science

  • Science Shows Up in Force at People’s Climate March


    The People’s Climate March may end up being the biggest protest to urge action to restrain global warming yet. The march in New York City on September 21 is predicted to draw more than 100,000 people, which would top the tens of thousands who showed up in Copenhagen back in 2009. But how many scientists, whether they study climate change or not, will be there?   The idea of the march—first proposed by writer and activist Bill McKibben of 350.org—is intended to remind world leaders gathering in New York City for a United Nations climate summit that people around the world demand action to halt global warming. And action to combat climate change is what many scientists have been calling for since at least the 1970s, in a series of scientific publications and reports, such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change series. “Writing more such articles is not going to change minds,” says geologist …

    September 20, 2014 8:59 am
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Health

  • Get a Flu Shot During Checkup, Doctor Says


    SATURDAY, Sept. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — As flu season approaches, the best way to stay healthy and avoid infection is to get a flu shot and a checkup, according to an infectious disease specialist. A primary care doctor can vaccinate people against the flu, and also address other health concerns or issues patients may have. Retail stores may provide flu shots for their customers, but they can’t dole out medical advice, said Dr. Jorge Parada, medical director of infection prevention and control for the Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill. “At the doctor’s office, the focus is on you and what is going on with your health. This is your time to talk about concerns to improve your well-being beyond the flu season,” Parada said in a Loyola news release. “You trust your store employee to help you locate items you want to buy, not to diagnose what’s causing a persistent symptom, schedule …

    September 20, 2014 8:39 am
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Entertainment

  • A Pregnant Liv Tyler Takes A Stroll In The Big Apple


    Posted on Sat Sep 20th, 2014 9:35am PDT       By X17 Staff She’s still trying to cover it up! Liv Tyler decided to go for a stroll through New York City to meet with a friend rocking all black attire in an attempt to conceal her growing baby bump. It’s still showing! The 37-year-old actress has been with beau David Gardner for months now at the behest of mutual friend Kate Moss. Clearly things have gone well since their first outing in London last month. This will be The Leftovers star’s second child, having had her nine-year-old son Milo with ex-husband Royston Langdon while they were together from 2003-2009.   SEE THE GALLERY Liv Tyler Meets Up With A Friend In NYC Stories from around the Web

    September 20, 2014 12:25 pm
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Editorial

  • Shame, the barrier between decency and depravity, is MIA in the USA


    Shelly came over the other day and confided to me sheepishly that she had shamed her little girl, Cindy. That morning, they had pulled into the Starbucks to order breakfast. Twice the eight-year-old refused to order, “Not hungry.”  ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Then, on the way to brother’s ball game, the little girl asked, “May I have some of your sandwich, Mommy?” to which Shelly replied, “Of course.” Merriam-Webster defines shame as “a painful emotion caused by the consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety.” It’s also the susceptibility to having such an emotion. Shameless is the inability to feel disgrace, which describes many of our politicians these days. Before she knew it, a sated Cindy gazed back in the rear-view mirror, having devoured all of the breakfast sandwich! But that meant no food for Mommy, for the duration of the Saturday morning little league game in the hot sun.  “Cindy, I can’t believe you just ate the …

    September 20, 2014 12:46 pm
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Odd News

  • Armed with banana, man robs Philadelphia store, slips away on bike


    PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – A man armed with a banana robbed a convenience store in Philadelphia and rode away on a bicycle with cash and cigarettes, a security surveillance tape showed. The suspect strolled into Tejada Grocery and got in line behind another customer at the counter, where individual bananas were available for sale, according to the tape of Tuesday’s robbery, which was released by police on Wednesday. As his turn at the cash register approached, the man stuffed a banana into the pocket of his hoodie and used it to simulate a gun. Police said the man demanded cash and cigarettes. The robber rode then away on a bicycle, surveillance video showed. Authorities, who did not say how much cash was taken, said the suspect was still being sought on Thursday. (Editing by Barbara Goldberg)

    September 20, 2014 12:46 am
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