• Harrington ends seven-year wait with Honda victory

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (Reuters) – Padraig Harrington ended a seven-year title drought on the two main tours when he won the Honda Classic in a playoff with American rookie Daniel Berger after a thrilling...
  • Uruguay leaders’ love of old cars

    Uruguay leaders’ love of old cars

    2 March 2015 Last updated at 11:32 Tabare Vazquez (left) and Vice-President Raul Sendic waved to supporters from the 1951 Fordson lorry Uruguay’s outgoing president Jose Mujica and incoming leader Tabare Vazquez put their love...
  • ISIS supporters threaten Twitter founder Jack Dorsey

    ISIS supporters threaten Twitter founder Jack Dorsey

    A group claiming to have ties to ISIS has threatened Twitter employees and the company’s founder, Jack Dorsey. Self-identified ISIS supporters have made online threats against Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and other Twitter employees for...
  • Blues grab Michalek from Coyotes

    The St. Louis Blues shored up their defense before Monday’s trade deadline, acquiring veteran blueliner Zbynek Michalek from the Arizona Coyotes. The Blues sent a conditional third-round draft pick in this year’s draft and forward...
  • Iraq ‘seizes districts from IS’

    Iraq ‘seizes districts from IS’

    2 March 2015 Last updated at 17:36 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Emily Buchanan reports on ”the biggest fight back yet against IS” Iraqi government forces say they have retaken some...
  • Canadiens add Petry from Edmonton

    Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) – The Montreal Canadiens have acquired defenseman Jeff Petry from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a pair of picks in the 2015 draft. The Oilers will receive a second-round choice and...

Headline News

  • Woman says ex-boyfriend charged in Facebook killing told her he did it


    BANGOR, Maine –  The ex-girlfriend of a Maine man accused of using Facebook to lure a teenager to her death says he confessed he committed the killing. Twenty-one-year-old Kyle Dube, of Orono, is accused of using a phony Facebook account to kidnap 15-year-old Nichole Cable, of Glenburn, and kill her in May 2013. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT WZON-AM reports that Dube’s ex-girlfriend Sarah Mersinger testified Monday that he told her he killed Nichole. Mersinger says Dube covered up Nichole’s body with leaves and sticks. Prosecutors say DNA evidence ties Dube to Nichole’s disappearance. His attorneys say someone else killed the high school sophomore. Detectives, friends and family members testified during the trial’s first week. The trial began Feb. 23 and will last a few more days. Dube denies killing Nichole.

    March 2, 2015 11:46 am
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Politics

  • U.S. judge rules Nebraska same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional


    (Reuters) – A federal judge on Monday ruled Nebraska’s ban on gay marriage unconstitutional in a decision that could allow same-sex couples to marry in the state within a week. U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon issued a preliminary injunction in the case brought by seven same-sex couples in the state, calling Nebraska’s ban an “unabashedly gender-specific infringement of the equal rights of its citizens.” Bataillon denied a state request to stay his decision but said his injunction would take effect on March 9 to assuage Nebraska officials’ concerns of possible administrative turmoil. The Nebraska Attorney General’s Office was studying the decision and was expected to have a statement later. Nebraska voters in 2000 adopted a state constitutional amendment that defines marriage as only between one man and one woman and does not recognize civil unions, domestic partnerships or similar relationships for same-sex couples. The plaintiffs include Sally Waters, who has stage four breast cancer that …

    March 2, 2015 9:46 am
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Stocks

  • ISIS supporters threaten Twitter founder Jack Dorsey


    A group claiming to have ties to ISIS has threatened Twitter employees and the company’s founder, Jack Dorsey. Self-identified ISIS supporters have made online threats against Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and other Twitter employees for shutting down accounts that promote ISIS. In a post on anonymous forum justpaste.it, the group drew an illustration of Dorsey in crosshairs. The Arabic message that follows contains several death threats. Claiming that Dorsey and Twitter have started a “war” against the Islamic State, the group said the “necks” of Twitter employees have “become an official target to ISIS soldiers and supporters.” Twitter’s terms of service forbid hate speech, threats and posts that promote terrorism. The social media site has actively tried to take down accounts tied to ISIS, particularly after Anonymous hacktivists took it upon themselves to block access to terrorist websites and social media profiles. In its post, the group said it would “silence Dorsey’s breath.” Twitter (TWTR, …

    March 2, 2015 12:06 pm
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Sports

  • Harrington ends seven-year wait with Honda victory


    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (Reuters) – Padraig Harrington ended a seven-year title drought on the two main tours when he won the Honda Classic in a playoff with American rookie Daniel Berger after a thrilling finish on Monday. The victory in the rain-disrupted tournament was sweet for the 43-year-old Irishman, a triple major winner who has plummeted down the rankings after several seasons of struggle and entered the tournament ranked 297th in the world. Harrington’s last win on either the PGA Tour or European Tour came at the 2008 U.S. PGA Championship, although he ended last year with a December victory on the Asian Tour at the Indonesia Open. Both players finished on six under par, but Berger found water on the second playoff hole, the par-three 17th, and Harrington two-putted from three feet after having produced an exquisite iron shot off the tee. The twice former British Open champion would not have needed a …

    March 2, 2015 12:47 pm
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World News

  • Uruguay leaders’ love of old cars


    2 March 2015 Last updated at 11:32 Tabare Vazquez (left) and Vice-President Raul Sendic waved to supporters from the 1951 Fordson lorry Uruguay’s outgoing president Jose Mujica and incoming leader Tabare Vazquez put their love for vintage cars on display at Sunday’s inauguration ceremony. Mr Mujica drove to the ceremony in his 1987 sky-blue Volkswagen Beetle. Mr Vazquez meanwhile paraded through the city following his swearing-in on the back of a 1951 Fordson lorry. Mr Mujica, a former rebel who leads an austere life, was dubbed “the world’s poorest president”. ‘Pauper president’ His VW Beetle, valued at $1,800 (£1,170), hit the headlines when it was the only asset listed on the annual personal wealth declaration of the then-president. Jose Mujica travelled to and from the inauguration of his successor in his now famous VW Beetle Mr Mujica said he was offered $1m for his blue VW Beetle last year He jokingly said he kept the …

    March 2, 2015 12:47 pm
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Technology

  • ​Mozilla to open first-world front in Firefox OS war


    Firefox OS is Mozilla’s browser-based operating system. Mozilla BARCELONA — Mozilla announced partnerships with Verizon Wireless and other carriers to bring phones running its Firefox OS to wealthy countries where the browser-based mobile operating system today is all but unknown. The partnerships will mean Firefox OS phones in the United States, but Verizon isn’t the only partner. Others announced here at the Mobile World Conference show are Japanese carrier KDDI, South Korea’s LG U+ and Spain’s Telefonica, and the first phones from the deals are expected in 2016. The partnerships are notable given that Firefox OS so far has largely competed in developing countries where smartphone penetration is relatively low and where Firefox OS’s low-end hardware needs can mean more affordable products. When Mozilla first announced Firefox OS two years ago, it listed Sprint as a partner and planned to reach the United States, but it backed off that plan after a few months. Spreading …

    March 2, 2015 9:46 am
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Science

  • Pediatricians face increasing pressure to delay vaccinations


    Pediatricians are facing increasing pressure from some parents who want to spread out the recommended vaccine schedule for their children by postponing vaccines, pointing to a need for improved programs that support timely vaccinations, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus. The study, published in the April 2015 issue of Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, found that almost all pediatricians and health care providers encounter requests to spread out vaccines and that, despite risks, increasing numbers of physicians are agreeing to do so. “Many physicians reported tension between the need to build trust with families by being willing to compromise on the schedule while simultaneously feeling they were putting children at risk and causing them unnecessary pain by spreading out vaccines on multiple visits,” writes Allison Kempe, MD, MPH, professor of pediatrics and director of ACCORDS (Adult …

    March 2, 2015 9:46 am
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Health

  • Doctors Often Yield to Parents’ Requests to Delay Kids’ Vaccines


    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Doctors commonly get requests from parents to delay young children’s vaccinations — and despite their better judgment, they often give in, a new U.S. study finds. In a national survey of pediatricians and family doctors, researchers found that 93 percent said they handled such requests in a typical month. One-fifth said that at least 10 percent of parents they see want to postpone some vaccinations. And while most doctors believe that veering from the recommended vaccine schedule is risky, they often agree to parents’ wishes. The findings, published online March 2 in Pediatrics, come at a time of rising concerns about “under-vaccination.” Measles — a childhood disease that was declared eliminated in the United States in 2000 — is staging a comeback. So far this year, outbreaks have hit 17 states and Washington, D.C., sickening at least 154 people, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and …

    March 2, 2015 9:47 am
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Entertainment

  • Gwen Stefani Bundles Up Her Birthday Boy Apollo For A Day At The Park


    Posted on Mon Mar 2nd, 2015 10:15am PDT       By X17 Staff Cold temperatures and rain can’t cramp her style! Gwen Stefani threw on a navy coat and applied a strong red lip before cloaking son Apollo in an adorable bomber jacket to head to the park in Beverly Hills over the weekend, and we can’t get over how perfect she always manages to look. While some moms sport yoga pants and ponytails to watch their kid’s soccer games, this blonde bombshell most certainly does not! Apollo is growing up so quickly. His first birthday was just yesterday, and the little guy is already standing! It won’t be long before he’s walking and keeping up with brothers Kingston and Zuma. The No Doubt songstress better hope her youngest doesn’t get too active yet, because she’s got a lot on her plate! She just wrapped her stint as a judge on The Voice, and now she’s working on …

    March 2, 2015 12:26 pm
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Editorial

  • Netanyahu’s Iran Speech: Why it’s important for Congress to at least listen to Israel’s leader


    The speech Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is slated to give to a joint session of Congress Tuesday is one of the most critical of recent times. It concerns not only the very existence of his nation, but also the terribly real possibility of nuclear holocaust in the foreseeable future. Our own security is at stake as well: Iran is developing intercontinental missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons that will reach our shores. The question isn’t why should Congress listen to what he has to say, but rather why in the world would certain members not to hear him out? ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Prime Minister Netanyahu will speak on the prospect of Iran being able to develop nuclear weapons.  He is making this speech because – like many people – he is fearful that the agreement President Obama wants to strike with Iran would not put in place effective controls to prevent the mullahs – and plausibly …

    March 2, 2015 10:26 am
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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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