• Nemtsov mourners to march in Moscow

    Nemtsov mourners to march in Moscow

    1 March 2015 Last updated at 05:11 The memorial march is expected to attract tens of thousands of opposition supporters Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Moscow to honour opposition...
  • Arizona escapes Utah with share of Pac-12 title

    Salt Lake City, UT (SportsNetwork.com) – Kaleb Tarczewski had 13 points and six rebounds to lead No. 7 Arizona to a 63-57 victory over 13th-ranked Utah on Saturday. Stanley Johnson posted 12 points and 11...
  • Apple iPhone import ban sought by suit

    Apple iPhone import ban sought by suit

    Networking giant Ericsson is trying to stop Apple from importing iPhones and iPads to the United States. It’s part of a prolonged patent dispute between the two companies that has recently landed in several courts....
  • US sex abuse suspect held in Brazil

    US sex abuse suspect held in Brazil

    1 March 2015 Last updated at 04:06 Victor Barnard is expected to be extradited to the US, where he faces 59 counts of sexual abuse Police in Brazil have arrested an American man suspected of...
  • Williams helps Nets beat Mavericks

    Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – Deron Williams scored 12 of his 25 points in the third quarter to lead the Brooklyn Nets past the Dallas Mavericks, 104-94, on Saturday. Williams went 4-of-6 from beyond the arc...
  • 2 shot at T.I., Young Jeezy party in North Carolina club

    2 shot at T.I., Young Jeezy party in North Carolina club

    Oct. 1, 2011: Rapper T.I., right, and Young Jeezy, left, performing during the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta. (AP) CHARLOTTE, N.C. –  Two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being shot Saturday at a Charlotte nightclub...

Headline News

  • Girl, 18, hit with manslaughter charge over friend’s suicide


    Massachusetts prosecutors say a troubled teen took his own life after exchanging texts with a fellow student who egged him on to do it. Prosecutors from the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office said Michelle Carter, 18, encouraged 18-year-old Conrad Roy to kill himself last July. They charged her with involuntary manslaughter Friday, a charge punishable by up to 20 years in prison, MyFoxBoston reported. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Roy drove his truck to K-Mart in Fairhaven, near New Bedford, with a gas generator and took his own life. The cause was carbon monoxide poisoning. The station cited court papers as alleging that at the K-Mart, Roy got out of his truck and texted Carter. He told her he wasn’t sure he should go through with it. “Get back in,” she texted back, according to the court papers. The station said that after Roy’s death, Carter posted messages on social media saying that she missed him. In September …

    March 1, 2015 12:09 am
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Politics

  • Obama to veto bill letting Congress weigh in on Iran deal


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama would veto a bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate allowing Congress to weigh in on any deal the United States and other negotiating countries reach with Iran on its nuclear capabilities, the White House said on Saturday. “The president has been clear that now is not the time for Congress to pass additional legislation on Iran.  If this bill is sent to the president, he will veto it,” said Bernadette Meehan, a spokeswoman for the White House’s National Security Council. The United States and five other major powers are seeking to negotiate an agreement with Iran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions. The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act would require to submit to Congress the text of any agreement within five days of concluding a final deal with Iran. The bill would also prohibit Obama from suspending or waiving sanctions on Iran …

    February 28, 2015 9:28 pm
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Stocks

  • Apple iPhone import ban sought by suit


    Networking giant Ericsson is trying to stop Apple from importing iPhones and iPads to the United States. It’s part of a prolonged patent dispute between the two companies that has recently landed in several courts. Up until last month, Apple (AAPL, Tech30) had been paying Ericsson patent licensing fees in exchange for using its critical cell phone technology. Ericsson’s (ERIC) patents cover crucial cell phone functions, including making and receiving calls, GPS location and some software that controls apps. The licensing agreement ended in January without a new deal, and Apple simply stopped paying for the patents. Ericsson says it has been trying unsuccessfully to negotiate terms with Apple for the past two years. Apple says that Ericsson is trying to charge the company too much and apply its patents too broadly to cover unrelated Apple technology. In turn, Ericsson filed seven lawsuits against Apple in the United States in addition to two international lawsuits. …

    February 28, 2015 11:48 pm
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Sports

  • Arizona escapes Utah with share of Pac-12 title


    Salt Lake City, UT (SportsNetwork.com) – Kaleb Tarczewski had 13 points and six rebounds to lead No. 7 Arizona to a 63-57 victory over 13th-ranked Utah on Saturday. Stanley Johnson posted 12 points and 11 rebounds and Gabe York added 12 points for the Wildcats (26-3, 14-2 Pac-12), who claimed a share of the Pac-12 title with the victory. Delon Wright scored 17 points with five rebounds and Jordan Loveridge added 10 points and six boards for the Utes (22-6, 12-4), who have lost two of their last three games. After Brandon Ashley hit a jumper to give Arizona a 53-51 lead with 4 1/2 minutes to play, Isaiah Wright was fouled on a 3-point attempt and made all three to give the Utes a one-point lead. Following a Rondae Hollis-Jefferson dunk, Brandon Taylor nailed a 3 for a two- point Utah lead. York made his first free throw then missed his second, but he …

    March 1, 2015 12:09 am
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World News

  • Nemtsov mourners to march in Moscow


    1 March 2015 Last updated at 05:11 The memorial march is expected to attract tens of thousands of opposition supporters Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of Moscow to honour opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday. He was due to lead an opposition march on Sunday but his supporters will now be marching to mourn his death. President Vladimir Putin condemned Mr Nemtsov’s murder as “vile and cynical” and vowed to find the killers. Mr Nemtsov’s allies call it a political killing linked to his opposition to Mr Putin and the Ukraine conflict. Opposition supporters are due to gather in central Moscow at 14:00 local time (11:00 GMT) on Sunday, before marching to the spot on Great Moskvoretsky Bridge where Mr Nemtsov was killed. Moscow city authorities had previously approved a march for up to 50,000 people but organisers said more people might now attend following the …

    March 1, 2015 12:09 am
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Technology

  • The Dress: America is split at the seams, says survey


    Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Surely everyone sees white and a dirty gold, no? BBC; YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET We live in divisive times. Republicans and Democrats show just what is achieved when you disagree on principle. By that I mean, of course, that your principle is to disagree with everything the other side says. I had hoped, though, that there might be a consensus as to what color that dress was. Or rather #TheDress. You can only have been arrested by rodents and charged with infiltrating your home town’s sewer system if you haven’t heard of this item of clothing. A hashtag appeared. It was #whatcoloristhisdress. To many it seemed white and a dirty gold color. It turned out to be black and blue. Science weighed in to explain how our brains trick us into seeing colors that aren’t the true colors at …

    February 28, 2015 9:27 pm
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Science

  • Zombie outbreak? Statistical mechanics reveals the ideal hideout


    A team of Cornell University researchers focusing on a fictional zombie outbreak as an approach to disease modeling suggests heading for the hills, in the Rockies, to save your brains from the undead. Reading World War Z, an oral history of the first zombie war, and a graduate statistical mechanics class inspired a group of Cornell University researchers to explore how an “actual” zombie outbreak might play out in the U.S. During the 2015 American Physical Society March Meeting, on Thursday, March 5 in San Antonio, Texas, the group will describe their work modeling the statistical mechanics of zombies–those thankfully fictional “undead” creatures with an appetite for human flesh. Why model the mechanics of zombies? “Modeling zombies takes you through a lot of the techniques used to model real diseases, albeit in a fun context,” says Alex Alemi, a graduate student at Cornell University. Alemi and colleagues’ work offers a nice introduction to disease modeling …

    February 28, 2015 9:28 pm
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Health

  • Three infected with measles at Las Vegas seafood restaurant


    (Reuters) – Three new cases of measles have been confirmed in Las Vegas, in people believed infected by a contagious worker at an upscale MGM Grand Hotel and Casino seafood restaurant, Nevada public health officials said on Friday. The newly diagnosed patients, two staff members and a patron of Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand, bring to nine the total number of measles cases reported in Clark County, Southern Nevada Health District spokeswoman Jennifer Sizemore said. None of those cases are believed linked to an outbreak of measles that began at Disneyland in December, she said. All told, more than 150 people across the United Sates have recently been diagnosed with measles, 126 of them in California. Nevada public health officials believe the Emeril’s worker was infected by an infant who was too young to have been immunized against the highly contagious disease. Sizemore said none of the newly diagnosed patients was …

    February 28, 2015 9:28 pm
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Entertainment

  • Kelly Osbourne Quits Fashion Police After Giuliana Rancic Controversy


    Posted on Sat Feb 28th, 2015 8:45am PDT       By X17 Staff Kelly Osbourne has quit E!’s Fashion Police after Giuliana Rancic made some very controversial comments about Zendaya at the Oscars last weekend. The network said in a statement: “Kelly Osbourne is departing E!’s Fashion Police to pursue other opportunities, and we would like to thank her for her many contributions to the series over the past five years, during which time the show became a hit with viewers. Fashion Police will return, as scheduled, on Friday, March 30th at 9:00 p.m. and no decisions have been made on her replacement.” Rancic commented that Zendaya’s dreadlocks looked like they smelled like “patchouli oil” and “weed,” and though she publicly apologized a few days later, Osbourne was still livid. Zendaya accepted the apology, but in her response she referenced the racist undertones of the remark. At the time Osbourne tweeted, “I WILL NOT BE DRAGED [sic] INTO …

    March 1, 2015 12:08 am
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Editorial

  • The Internet Gone Mad: Stop talking about white and gold dress. Now.


    I’m color blind. There’s not much good that comes from being color blind. Traffic lights are a challenge. I can never be a pilot. My wife frequently sends me back into the closet to change the frightful mélange of colors in which I’ve adorned myself, and I’m useless as a sounding board for her when she’s shopping (there’s also the fact that she looks stunningly beautiful in any color). But finally I’ve found the silver (or is it blue?) lining to being color blind. The gold/white, black/blue dress debate doesn’t matter to me. To me it’s green, blue, yellow, white, red, turquoise, magenta, grey, green and every other color on this great earth. And I don’t care.  ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT I love Facebook, I tweet a lot, I’ve been known to Instagram on occasion. But this? This national debate over what color a dress may or may not be? What has happened to us? If you …

    February 28, 2015 2:05 pm
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Odd News

  • Circus acrobat reported missing in Atlanta has been found


    (Reuters) – An acrobat reported missing in Atlanta by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey circus has been found, a production company said on Friday. Police issued a missing person bulletin on Thursday for Wei Cao, a 25-year-old Chinese citizen who performs a bicycle and juggling act for the circus, after she missed a scheduled performance this week. Feld Entertainment, which produces the circus, said in a statement that Cao had been located and no additional information was available. A spokeswoman for the Atlanta Police Department said the agency had not been notified of the performer’s return. (Reporting by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Lisa Lambert)

    February 28, 2015 1:19 am
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