• ‘Allahu Akbar’ attacker shot in France

    ‘Allahu Akbar’ attacker shot in France

    20 December 2014 Last updated at 18:42 Forensic experts are now gathering evidence at the scene of the incident Police in central France have shot dead a man who attacked them with a knife and...
  • Megabus rollover in Indiana injures at least 28

    (Reuters) – More than two dozen people were injured on Saturday when a commercial passenger bus traveling to Atlanta from Chicago crashed in Indiana, officials said. The double-decker Megabus with some 70 passengers aboard slid...
  • Browns put S Gipson on IR

    Berea, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – The Cleveland Browns have shut down safety Tashaun Gipson for the remainder of the season, placing the playmaking defensive back on injured reserve Saturday due to a lingering knee injury. Gipson...
  • Google sues to stop Hollywood threats

    Google sues to stop Hollywood threats

    This anti-censorship protester hit the streets in 2012. She might need to head out again. Major Hollywood studios have led a quiet campaign with Mississippi’s attorney general to slam Google with lawsuits for linking to...
  • Cuba ‘will stay on’ communist path

    Cuba ‘will stay on’ communist path

    20 December 2014 Last updated at 18:17 President Raul Castro said an “obstacle” had been removed in US-Cuban relations Cuban President Raul Castro has hailed a recent US move to normalise bilateral relations, but stressed...
  • Silva inspires City in win over Palace

    Manchester, England (SportsNetwork.com) – David Silva scored a pair of goals for Manchester City on Saturday to lead the club to a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium, moving City level on...

Headline News

  • Megabus rollover in Indiana injures at least 28


    (Reuters) – More than two dozen people were injured on Saturday when a commercial passenger bus traveling to Atlanta from Chicago crashed in Indiana, officials said. The double-decker Megabus with some 70 passengers aboard slid off of Interstate 65 in southern Indiana at about 5:30 a.m. EST and rolled over, Indiana State Police spokesman Clifton Elston said. It was not clear what caused the bus to slide, but light snow resulted in slick roadways and several other collisions happened in the same area, Elston said. “It’s still ongoing to figure out exactly what happened,” he said. Of the injured, 27 were taken to the Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, a city about 60 miles (97 km) south of Indianapolis, hospital spokeswoman Stephanie Furlow said. Furlow would not comment on the nature of the injuries, but said no one was seriously harmed. One other passenger was taken to a separate hospital with more serious injuries, but …

    December 20, 2014 1:40 pm
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Politics

  • Obama hoping for quiet vacation after tough year


    By JOSH LEDERMAN December 20, 2014 President Barack Obama and the first family disembark Air Force One after arriving at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for their annual family Christmas vacation(AP Photo/Eugene Tanner) A tumultuous year all but behind him, President Barack Obama set off for his annual winter getaway in Hawaii hoping for one thing: Quiet. Air Force One touched down late in the evening at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, with the president, first lady Michelle Obama, their daughters and two dogs on board. On Saturday, the family was to begin their roughly two-week retreat from the hubbub in Washington on the lush island of Oahu. Vacationing in Hawaii, where the president was born and spent much of his childhood, has been a tradition every year that Obama has been in the White House. This year, the trip comes as Obama closes out a chaotic sixth year in office on something of a high note. …

    December 20, 2014 11:58 am
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Stocks

  • Google sues to stop Hollywood threats


    This anti-censorship protester hit the streets in 2012. She might need to head out again. Major Hollywood studios have led a quiet campaign with Mississippi’s attorney general to slam Google with lawsuits for linking to illegal content. Now Google is striking back. In a blog post Thursday, a top Google lawyer criticized the Motion Picture Association of America, claiming it has been making secret deals with Mississippi State Attorney General Jim Hood to target the technology company. The company says the studios been actively working with Hood to sue Google (GOOG), demanding that the website filter out illegal content that their search engine points to. On Friday, Google sued Hood, asking a federal court to block his demands against the company. The campaign by the MPAA was revealed in two different ways: hacked Sony emails uncovered by The Verge and public records obtained by The New York Times. The MPAA’s secret campaign reportedly produced lawsuits …

    December 20, 2014 12:59 pm
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Sports

  • Browns put S Gipson on IR


    Berea, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – The Cleveland Browns have shut down safety Tashaun Gipson for the remainder of the season, placing the playmaking defensive back on injured reserve Saturday due to a lingering knee injury. Gipson tore the medial collateral ligament in his right knee against Atlanta on Nov. 23 and sat out the Browns’ next three games. The former undrafted free agent was leading the NFL with six interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown in a Week 2 win over New Orleans, at the time of the injury. Gipson added 52 tackles and eight passes defensed while starting Cleveland’s first 11 games. Linebacker Scott Solomon was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster in a corresponding move. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT

    December 20, 2014 1:39 pm
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World News

  • ‘Allahu Akbar’ attacker shot in France


    20 December 2014 Last updated at 18:42 Forensic experts are now gathering evidence at the scene of the incident Police in central France have shot dead a man who attacked them with a knife and shouted “Allahu Akbar!” (“God is great!”), French media report. They quote a source as saying the attacker injured three police officers at Joue-les-Tours police station near the city of Tours before he was shot. The assailant was a Burundi-born French national who had a criminal record, the source close to an investigation said. Anti-terrorism investigators were now working at the scene, the source added. In 2012, French Islamist Mohammed Merah killed seven people in the city of Toulouse. He was eventually killed after a 32-hour siege at his flat in the city.

    December 20, 2014 1:40 pm
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Technology

  • North Korea denies it hacked Sony, demands joint inquiry with US


    Sony Pictures’ fictional comedy film “The Interview” concerns the assassination of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, shown above. CNN/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk After President Obama decried the Sony hack in a press conference yesterday and the FBI announced it had evidence that North Korea was responsible, Pyongyang insisted this isn’t the case. North Korea’s state news agency declared via Twitter that “U.S. National Public Radio broadcasts slanders and libels against Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.” Moreover, the country’s foreign ministry, through an unnamed spokesman, demanded that there now be a joint inquiry between the US and North Korea in order to find the miscreants. As The Guardian reports, the spokesman said: “Without resorting to such tortures as were used by the CIA, we have means to prove that this incident has nothing to do with us.” Clearly, the FBI differs. But North Korea seems to believe it can bully the US into a joint …

    December 20, 2014 12:19 pm
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Science

  • A ‘GPS’ for molecules


    Related images(click to enlarge) In everyday life, the global positioning system (GPS) can be employed to reliably determine the momentary location of one en route to the desired destination. Scientists from the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry of the University of Bonn have now developed a molecular “GPS” with which the whereabouts of metal ions in enzymes can be reliably determined. Such ions play important roles in all corners of metabolism and synthesis for biological products. The “molecular GPS” is now being featured in the journal Angewandte Chemie. There would be no life on our planet without enzymes. These molecules, control and enable biochemical reactions ranging from digestion to the duplication of genetic information. “Enzymes are spatially complex structures which can have multiple folds, sheets and loops,” says Prof. Dr. Olav Schiemann from the Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry of the University of Bonn. In the reaction center of such a “protein knot,” …

    December 20, 2014 12:20 pm
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Health

  • U.N.’s Ban urges end to discrimination against Ebola workers


    CONAKRY (Reuters) – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged countries affected by the Ebola virus to avoid discriminating against healthcare workers fighting to end the disease. Ban was speaking in Guinea on the second day of a whistle-stop tour aimed at thanking healthcare workers of the countries at the heart of the epidemic. According to the latest World Health Organization figures, 7,373 people have died of Ebola in the three worst-affected countries, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Ban’s tour began in Liberia and Sierra Leone on Friday and will end later on Saturday in Ghana, site of the U.N. Ebola response mission (UNMEER), after a visit to Mali. “There should be no discrimination for those who have been working or helping with Ebola. Those people are giving all of themselves,” Ban told U.N. officials in Conakry. His comments follow a meeting on Friday in which Rebecca Johnson, a Sierra Leonean nurse who caught the …

    December 20, 2014 12:18 pm
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Entertainment

  • Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Leave Daughter Wyatt At Home And Catch A Basketball Game


    Posted on Sat Dec 20th, 2014 11:57am PDT       By X17 Staff Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis recently revealed that they don’t have a nanny, so it looks like they found a babysitter last night! On Friday evening the new parents attended the Los Angeles Lakers game at the Staples Center, and while they were a bit shy in the parking lot, they were all over each other as they sat courtside — and they even appeared on the kiss cam! This marks the couple’s first public appearance together since welcoming daughter Wyatt in October, and in the last few weeks both stars have opened up about parenting. Ashton appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and gushed about what a wonderful mom Mila is, among other things. “I go to work every day and I come home and she’s like perfect,” he told Ellen. “And it just seems like everything went amazing. And I know that something …

    December 20, 2014 2:00 pm
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Editorial

  • Fox News Chief Correspondent: Thankful to be naturalized American citizen


    Editor’s note: Fox News Chief Correspondent Jonathan Hunt became a naturalized U.S. citizen on November 21, 2014. It was October 1995, and I’d been in the U.S. for little more than a month. I sat back in my seat on a flight from Los Angeles to Washington (which was my new home), and thought about what I’d just witnessed: my first major assignment as U.S. correspondent for Sky News was to cover the end of O.J. Simpson’s murder trial. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT And this country I now found myself exploring, dissecting and trying to understand and interpret for my British audience appeared to be divided purely along racial grounds. The divide was palpable, and to me it seemed entrenched and virulent. I’d spent time talking to people in Beverly Hills — white and privileged. I’d spent time in South Central — then largely a black neighborhood, and poor, the epicenter of the Rodney King riots just …

    December 20, 2014 12:19 pm
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Odd News

  • Canadian driver jailed for deaths caused by stopping for ducks


    OTTAWA (Reuters) – A Canadian woman was sentenced to 90 days in jail on Thursday for causing two deaths in 2010 when she stopped her car on a Quebec highway to help a group of ducklings crossing the road. Emma Czornobaj had been convicted in June of two counts each of criminal negligence and dangerous driving causing death. According to media reports on Thursday, Czornobaj stopped her car abruptly in the passing lane of a highway south of Montreal when she saw the ducklings. The motorcycle behind Czornobaj’s car then crashed into her vehicle, killing the 50-year-old man driving the motorcycle and his 16-year-old daughter. “I just wanted to pick all these ducklings up and put them in my car,” Czornobaj had testified during her trial. “I know it was a mistake.” The jail time will be served on the weekends. Czornobaj was also sentenced to 240 hours of community service, probation and banned from …

    December 18, 2014 3:58 pm
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