• More U.S. Newborns Enduring Drug Withdrawal: Study

    More U.S. Newborns Enduring Drug Withdrawal: Study

    SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The number of U.S. infants admitted to neonatal intensive care units to treat symptoms of drug withdrawal has nearly quadrupled since 2004, researchers report. Neonatal abstinence syndrome —...
  • Republican presidential contenders woo evangelical voters

    DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – Republican presidential hopefuls in Iowa and elsewhere have recently begun sounding a call to arms to Christian conservatives, describing what they say is an urgent threat to religious liberty. Citing...
  • Kazakh leader heads for big vote win

    Mr Nazarbayev cast his ballot to loud cheering in the capital Astana, saying he was sure that the people of Kazakhstan would support his campaign Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is on course for a crushing...
  • Kurt Busch wins at Richmond with dominant performance

    Richmond, VA (SportsNetwork.com) – When the 2015 Sprint Cup Series began a little more than two months ago, Kurt Busch’s future in NASCAR was in serious jeopardy after he had been placed on indefinite suspension...

Headline News

  • Baltimore mayor says outsiders turned peaceful protest violent


    BALTIMORE (Reuters) – Baltimore’s mayor and police on Sunday again blamed outside agitators for violence and vandalism that flared during a mostly peaceful protest over last week’s death of a young black man who sustained an unexplained spinal injury while under arrest. A day after thousands of demonstrators marched through the city demanding justice in the investigation into the April 19 death of Freddie Gray, 25, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake condemned the lawlessness that erupted on Saturday. On Saturday evening, scores of protesters splintered off from the main rally to hurl bottles, metal barricades and various objects at police and their patrol cars, and to vandalize storefronts and other properties downtown, authorities said. There were 35 arrests, and six officers suffered minor injuries, according to police and the mayor. Related Video Baltimore protest turns violent Violence erupts at Baltimore protest Protesters smash cars, face-off with Baltimore police The protest was the latest expression of a national …

    April 26, 2015 8:33 pm
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Politics

  • Republican presidential contenders woo evangelical voters


    DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – Republican presidential hopefuls in Iowa and elsewhere have recently begun sounding a call to arms to Christian conservatives, describing what they say is an urgent threat to religious liberty. Citing high-profile dust-ups over religious freedom bills in Indiana and Arkansas, the contenders are painting a vivid picture of faith under fire. “In the past month, we have seen religious liberty under assault at an unprecedented level,” Senator Ted Cruz of Texas said on Saturday at a forum sponsored by the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition outside Des Moines. In both Indiana and Arkansas, bills aimed at protecting religious liberty were modified after critics, including a number of corporations, asserted the laws would allow discrimination against lesbians and gays. On the campaign trail, Republican hopefuls are blasting the modifications. “Corporate America needs to be careful,” Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said on Saturday. “We’ve got legislation in Louisiana to protect people of …

    April 26, 2015 8:32 pm
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Stocks

  • Revenge porn hacker: ‘Scary how quickly I would drop my morals’


    When he was 23, Charlie Evens was hired by Hunter Moore, a man who’s been dubbed the “king of revenge porn,” to hack into women’s email accounts. He was able to steal nude photos and sold them Moore, who posted them on his website, IsAnybodyUp.com. The site has since been taken down. Both Moore and Evens face criminal charges; Evens is set to appear in court May 26. In an exclusive interview, Evens told CNNMoney about his experience. CNNMoney: Why did you hack? Evens: The job would mean money. I was in a bad place. Just out of rehab. Staying at home for about eight months. I got fired from my job for drinking. And I did [the hacking] for like four months. Why target women? If you’re really asking, that’s what the market is for. I assume that’s where Hunter made his money. Millions of views everyday … ask them why. It was really …

    April 26, 2015 6:51 pm
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Sports

  • Kurt Busch wins at Richmond with dominant performance


    Richmond, VA (SportsNetwork.com) – When the 2015 Sprint Cup Series began a little more than two months ago, Kurt Busch’s future in NASCAR was in serious jeopardy after he had been placed on indefinite suspension for domestic violence allegations. On Sunday, Busch punched his ticket into this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup championship when he won the Toyota Owners 400 in dominating fashion at Richmond International Raceway, a race that was delayed one day because of rain. The 36-year-old driver led 291 of 400 laps and beat his Stewart-Haas Racing teammate, Kevin Harvick, to the finish line by 0.75 seconds for his 26th career win in NASCAR’s premier series but his first since March 2014 at Martinsville (35 races ago). It was the most laps Busch has ever led in a Sprint Cup event. He became the seventh different driver to win in nine races this season. NASCAR suspended Busch two days before the …

    April 26, 2015 7:52 pm
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World News

  • Kazakh leader heads for big vote win


    Mr Nazarbayev cast his ballot to loud cheering in the capital Astana, saying he was sure that the people of Kazakhstan would support his campaign Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is on course for a crushing election victory, with exit polls showing him to have won 97.5% of the vote. The country’s Central Election Commission said that there had been a record turnout of 95.11% for the poll. The result – with Mr Nazarbayev set for a fifth consecutive term – has never been in doubt. The president has promised economic and social stability in the oil-rich Central Asian state. His two opponents are both seen as pro-government. Human rights groups accuse the authorities of systematically repressing the opposition as President Nazarbayev looks likely to extend his 26-year rule by another five years. ‘Stable development’ Mr Nazarbayev cast his ballot to loud cheering in the capital Astana, saying he was sure that the people of Kazakhstan …

    April 26, 2015 7:53 pm
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Technology

  • Google engineer dies in Everest avalanche after Nepal quake


    Dan Fredinburg posted this image of himself at Mount Everest’s base camp the day before he died in an avalanche on the mountain. Dan Fredinburg/VIA Instagram A Google engineer was killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest triggered by a massive earthquake that rocked Nepal on Saturday. Dan Fredinburg was among at least 17 climbers killed when an avalanche set off by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake rolled into the climbers’ base camp on the world’s tallest mountain. Fredinburg’s death was announced in a message posted to Fredinburg’s Instagram account by his sister. “This is Dan’s little sister Megan,” the message said. “I regret to inform all who loved him that during the avalanche on Everest early this morning our Dan suffered from a major head injury and didn’t make it.” His death was confirmed by Google, which indicated that three other Google employees were on the mountain with Fredinburg at the time of the avalanche. “Sadly, …

    April 26, 2015 7:52 pm
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Science

  • Earthquake potential where there is no earthquake history


    It may seem unlikely that a large earthquake would take place hundreds of kilometers away from a tectonic plate boundary, in areas with low levels of strain on the crust from tectonic motion. But major earthquakes such as the Mw 7.9 2008 Chengdu quake in China and New Zealand’s 2011 Mw 6.3 quake have shown that large earthquakes do occur and can cause significant infrastructure damage and loss of life. So what should seismologists look for if they want to identify where an earthquake might happen despite the absence of historical seismic activity? Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado shows that some of these regions had underlying features that could have been used to identify that the region was not as “aseismic” as previously thought. Some of these warning signs include debris deposits from past tsunamis or landslides, ancient mid-continent rifts that mark the scars of earlier tectonic boundaries, or old fault scarps worn …

    April 26, 2015 8:13 pm
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Health

  • More U.S. Newborns Enduring Drug Withdrawal: Study


    SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The number of U.S. infants admitted to neonatal intensive care units to treat symptoms of drug withdrawal has nearly quadrupled since 2004, researchers report. Neonatal abstinence syndrome — a drug-withdrawal syndrome that often occurs after exposure to prescription narcotic painkillers during pregnancy — affected only seven babies for every 1,000 admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in 2004. By 2013, that number had jumped to 27 infants for every 1,000 babies in the NICU, the study revealed. The Baylor University Medical Center researchers also found that the percentage of days spent in a NICU attributed to drug withdrawal went from 0.6 percent to 4 percent over that decade. And eight neonatal centers reported that more than 20 percent of NICU days were spent caring for these infants in 2013. The findings were published online April 26 in the New England Journal of Medicine, to coincide with …

    April 26, 2015 8:32 pm
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Entertainment

  • Chris Pratt amazes fans with insightful advice about following your dreams


    More: These 5 pics of Chris Pratt surprising kids as Star-Lord are beyond adorable The Parks and Rec actor already has a history of rescuing animals, working with charities and even showing up at hospitals dressed as a superhero to visit sick kids. Now, ahead of his new movie Jurassic World, Pratt spoke to fans in Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” section and used the opportunity to talk about how much he loves his wife, Anna Faris. “Anna and I are meant to be together,” Pratt wrote in response to a fan who asked what brought the couple, who tied the knot in 2009, together. “Our relationship has made me believe in divine intervention and destiny, just as much as my crazy career and the way I fell into this life. She and I grew up 20 minutes away from each other but never met until we met in L.A. We both got our start in …

    April 26, 2015 7:12 pm
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Editorial

  • ‘Remembering Everyone Deployed’ Fridays: Let’s wear red America


     (Courtesy Mansfield University)  (Courtesy Mansfield University) The events of September 11, 2001 undoubtedly changed the lives of Americans across the country. But the rubble of the Twin Towers has long been cleared, Freedom Tower now in their place, and most Americans have returned largely to the same lives they led before the attacks. Men and women of the United States military haven’t had this option. These men and women continue to volunteer to fight an enemy thousands of miles from home. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The relatively normal lives we take for granted is a testament to the incredible job they’ve done to protect our quality of life. But we owe it to each of them to better understand the struggles they face not only in combat, but when they return home. Wearing a specific colored shirt might seem like a trivial act, but the meaning behind it is significant. It translates to mean that as you …

    April 26, 2015 4:27 am
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Odd News

  • Argentine side train with dust masks as volcano spews ash


    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – An amateur side set to meet league champions Racing Club in the last 64 of the Argentine Cup are wearing dust marks to train near an Andean volcano spewing ash. “We’re playing against the Argentine champions, we’re taking it very seriously and anxiously await the match,” coach Gustavo Coronel of regional side Independiente of Neuquen, a province in the southwest of Argentina, told TyC Sports on Friday. Across the nearby Andes mountains in neighboring Chile, the 2,000-metre Cabulco volcano erupted on Wednesday and has been spewing clouds of ash since Thursday. The venue and date of the match have not been confirmed. The ash has reached Buenos Aires in the east with flights into and out of Ezeiza international airport suspended or rerouted while those at Neuquen and the Andean ski resorts of Bariloche and Chapelco have been closed. (Reporting by Rex Gowar; Editing by Ken Ferris)

    April 24, 2015 11:57 pm
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