• New Tesla factory expected to boost Nevada jobs, population

    Tesla Motor’s forthcoming battery factory in northern Nevada is expected to create over 20,000 jobs—sparking an unprecedented boost in the state’s population, making a dent in the 7.7 percent unemployment rate and helping the struggling...
  • Dunkin’ gets dunked: Weak doughnut sales hurt stock

    Dunkin’ gets dunked: Weak doughnut sales hurt stock

      Maybe America just walks on Dunkin’? Shares of Dunkin’ Brands (DNKN) fell nearly 4% Thursday after the coffee and doughnut chain reported revenue for the third quarter that missed forecasts and also warned that...
  • Boko Haram ‘abducts more women’

    Boko Haram ‘abducts more women’

    23 October 2014 Last updated at 15:54 According to residents, a large group of insurgents attacked the two villages on Saturday Dozens of women and girls from two villages in Nigeria’s north-eastern Adamawa state have...
  • Close Encounters: Comet Siding Spring Seen Next to Mars

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  • Schumacher has made progress, says doctor

    PARIS (Reuters) – A doctor who treated Michael Schumacher after his skiing accident has said the seven times Formula One champion has made progress but his recovery could still take years. “I have observed some...
  • RoboGames bots battle to the death, seek cash for Web series

    RoboGames bots battle to the death, seek cash for Web series

    Robots fight with fire in RoboGames. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET There’s a certain excitement inherent in the metal-against-metal battles that pit robots against each other in an action-packed thunderdome. For over a decade, the...

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  • New Tesla factory expected to boost Nevada jobs, population


    Tesla Motor’s forthcoming battery factory in northern Nevada is expected to create over 20,000 jobs—sparking an unprecedented boost in the state’s population, making a dent in the 7.7 percent unemployment rate and helping the struggling housing market. The number of new jobs is significant because Nevada has 95,000 unemployed. The four counties nearest to the planned Tesla “gigafactory” in northern Nevada in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center – where most of the jobs are expected –have a total of 18,296 unemployed, according to Nevada state demographer Jeff Hardcastle of the University of Nevada, Reno. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Hardcastle called the planned $5 billion facility, scheduled to open in stages and be fully operational by 2017,“the largest factory of its size to be opened in any part of the country in recent memory. “It is the largest economic entity to have such a large population impact in the region.” Partial production and employment at the plant is scheduled …

    October 23, 2014 1:30 pm
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Politics

  • South Carolina House Speaker pleads guilty to ethics charges, to resign


    CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) – South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell pleaded guilty on Thursday to criminal ethics charges and agreed to immediately resign from the legislature. Harrell, a Republican who became House speaker in 2005, pleaded guilty to six counts that included using campaign funds for personal expenses, misconduct in office and false reporting. (Reporting by Harriet McLeod; Editing by Jonathan Kaminsky and Eric Walsh)

    October 23, 2014 12:28 pm
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Stocks

  • Dunkin’ gets dunked: Weak doughnut sales hurt stock


      Maybe America just walks on Dunkin’? Shares of Dunkin’ Brands (DNKN) fell nearly 4% Thursday after the coffee and doughnut chain reported revenue for the third quarter that missed forecasts and also warned that it will be a “challenge” to meet the low end of its sales growth target for the full year. The company, which owns Dunkin’ Donuts as well as the Baskin-Robbins line of ice cream shops, has had a tough 2014. Shares are down nearly 10%. What in the name of Munchkins is going on? It’s not as if investors have suddenly decided to shun coffee. Just look at how well Keurig Green Mountain’s (GMCR) stock has done this year. It’s nearly doubled and is one of the best performers in the SP 500. But it may be the case that consumers are more interested in brewing their own coffee at home instead of going out for it. Dunkin’ Brands CEO …

    October 23, 2014 1:30 pm
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Sports

  • NFL says it’s ‘on track’ in 15-year plan to field London team


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The National Football League is “exactly on track” with its plans to field a team in London and could have a franchise there by 2022, the league’s international chief said Thursday. Mark Waller said he believed in 2007 when the NFL first started playing in the British capital it would take 15 years to place a team there and, so far, he’s encountered no stumbling blocks. “We’re at the midway point of that 15-year journey,” Waller told Reuters in a telephone interview from London where the Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons will play Sunday at Wembley Stadium. “I think we’re exactly on track.” Sunday’s affair marks the second of three sold-out games the league will play this season at Wembley, the home of England’s national soccer team. “I always thought it would take 15 years to be truly rigorous in our analysis before we get to the end of what we can …

    October 23, 2014 1:30 pm
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World News

  • Boko Haram ‘abducts more women’


    23 October 2014 Last updated at 15:54 According to residents, a large group of insurgents attacked the two villages on Saturday Dozens of women and girls from two villages in Nigeria’s north-eastern Adamawa state have been abducted by suspected militants, residents say. The abductions have not been confirmed by the authorities, but residents say they took place a day after the military announced it had agreed a ceasefire with the Boko Haram group. The government hopes the Islamist group will free more than 200 girls seized in April as part of negotiations. Boko Haram has not confirmed the truce. Following Friday’s ceasefire announcement, the government said further talks with Boko Haram were due to be held this week in neighbouring Chad. The government failure to secure the schoolgirls’ release has sparked mass protests In a separate incident, at least five people were killed in a bomb blast at a bus station in a town in …

    October 23, 2014 1:08 pm
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Technology

  • RoboGames bots battle to the death, seek cash for Web series


    Robots fight with fire in RoboGames. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET There’s a certain excitement inherent in the metal-against-metal battles that pit robots against each other in an action-packed thunderdome. For over a decade, the nonprofit group Robotics Society of America has been running the world’s largest robot competition called RoboGames. Since 2004, robots from more than 30 countries have competed annually in San Mateo, Calif., in 54 different events such as kung-fu, stair climbing, basketball, bipedal soccer and combat. In 2015, RoboGames plans to produce an independent, Web-based video series that focuses on weaponized robots waging battle in an arena where only one opponent survives. To pull it off, RoboGames is asking robot fans to help crowd-fund the competition and video series. “RoboGames is the Olympics of robots,” David Calkins, co-founder of RoboGames, told Crave. “There are no other events in the world like it. Everyone is treated equally — kids competing with Lego …

    October 23, 2014 12:29 pm
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Science

  • Close Encounters: Comet Siding Spring Seen Next to Mars


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    October 23, 2014 12:49 pm
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Health

  • Doctors Often Unaware Their Patients Have Catheters


    THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Hospital patients often have tubes placed in their veins to deliver medication or take blood samples. But a new study suggests their doctors don’t always know about it. The study, of doctors at three large U.S. hospitals, found that 21 percent were unaware that a patient under their care had a central venous catheter — a tube placed in a large vein in the neck, chest, arm or groin. Those catheters are often needed to provide medication, fluids or nutrition; they may also be used to get blood samples, so patients can avoid repeated needle sticks. But the longer catheters are left in place, the greater the risk of problems — including potentially serious infections and blood clots. “So you should pull them out when you no longer need them,” said study leader Dr. Vineet Chopra, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical …

    October 23, 2014 12:28 pm
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Entertainment

  • Kim Kardashian Says Daughter North "Will Have To Work For What She Wants"


    Posted on Thu Oct 23rd, 2014 9:35am PDT       By X17 Staff She might have been born with a silver spoon in her mouth, but that doesn’t mean she will have everything handed to her! Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have so much money their offspring will be set for life, but the reality star wants daughter North to learn the value of a dollar. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star revealed in a new interview that she wants her child to work for what she wants, just like she herself did. “I saved up for this Dolce Gabbana dress I really wanted, or like in high school these Prada shoes that my parents wouldn’t buy me. I remember they were $400, and I had to save for the entire year to get them…We didn’t get anything [from our parents], we had to get a job if we wanted it. So I was working in a …

    October 23, 2014 12:08 pm
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Editorial

  • Ottowa shooting: Why are terrorists attacking Canada?


    An unarmed Canadian military guard was shot in Ottawa Wednesday morning by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a convert to Islam and a self-declared jihadist whose alleged photo was posted hours after the shooting on Islamic State social media. The killer then entered the Canadian Parliament presumably with the intention of massacring lawmakers inside their caucus rooms. Zehaf-Bibeau was shot by the Parliament’s sergeant of arms, who became a citizen soldier for that particular moment. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Canadian authorities launched a counterterrorism operation to track other possible gunmen at the same location. Forty hours earlier, another member of the Canadian military was killed by an indoctrinated convert, identified as Martin Rouleau, in the province of Quebec. Weeks before, threats issued by the Islamic State included directives to their members and supporters to strike — in any way they can — against the United States and its allies, including Canada, in retaliation for Coalition airstrikes against jihadi forces in …

    October 23, 2014 12:29 pm
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Odd News

  • Woman who gouged her eyes in California sues over viral photo


    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A nurse at a Los Angeles hospital took a photo of a woman who gouged out her own eyes with pencils, and the patient sued the hospital and its administrators after the picture went viral on the Internet, her attorney said on Wednesday. The plaintiff, who is not named in the lawsuit, was treated at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center in 2012 after she tried to commit suicide by jamming the pencils through her eyes at another facility and was rushed to the hospital, her lawyer, Douglas Johnson, said. The injury left the woman blind, according to the lawsuit, filed on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The as-yet unidentified nurse took the photograph of the patient with the “intact pencils sticking out of her eyes,” then shared the unauthorized picture with another person, who passed the image to Joshua Shivers, the lawsuit said. Shivers, in turn, used his mother’s computer …

    October 22, 2014 8:26 pm
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