Headline News

  • Almost 2,400 counterfeit hoverboards seized in Charleston

    CHARLESTON, S.C. –  Customs agents have seized almost 2,400 counterfeit hoverboards at the Port of Charleston. U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a release Tuesday saying that the boards were seized at the docks last month. The so-called hoverboards — which are two-wheeled, motorized scooters — were made in China and violate federal trademark laws. The agency also makes sure that imported goods comply with U.S. laws, including consumer safety standards. It said the hoverboards also posed a fire threat because of their lithium ion batteries. The retail price of 2,400 authentic hoverboards is an estimated $1.6 million.

    February 10, 2016 11:26 am


  • New Hampshire: Stupid is as stupid does

    With self-proclaimed “outsiders” Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders eclipsing the competition and winning the New Hampshire Presidential primary Tuesday a lot of words come to mine. Professional political pundits used words like “game changing” or “revolutionary.” Perhaps, but other words come to our minds:  Chaotic, incredible, stupid, obscene and idiotic are just some of them.  Others are in the same vein or, like so much of what the blustery babble of Trump, too profane to print. Republican Trump wrapped up his campaign before the voting started Tuesday with typical blowhard bluster.  He called Ted Cruz a “pussy.” Another sad but typical candidate who said Democrat Hillary Clinton was “schlonged” by Barack Obama.  He has also told opponents to “go f–k yourself” and sprinkled his speeches with the kind of sophomoric profanity you might expect to hear at a drunken fraternity party but not from someone who claims to be ready to be President of …

    February 10, 2016 8:44 am


  • Donald Trump to MSNBC hosts: ‘You guys have been supporters’

    A day after his resounding victory in New Hampshire, Donald Trump made a point to thank two of his “supporters” — the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “You guys have been supporters,” Trump told co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski at the end of an interview on Wednesday. “And I really appreciate it. And not necessarily supporters, but at least believers. You said there’s some potential there.” Trump also told the hosts “it was great” seeing them the previous evening. Scarborough and Brzezinski visited Trump’s hotel room on Tuesday night while the New Hampshire primary results were rolling in, according to two sources with knowledge of their visit. Scarborough and Brzezinski did not respond to a request for comment. After this article was published, Scarborough posted a series of tweets accusing CNN of lying about him. “Your sources are wrong,” he wrote. Scarborough did not explicitly deny that he visited Trump’s hotel room, however. Trump …

    February 10, 2016 11:25 am


  • Ukad to conduct drug tests in Russia

    Media playback is not supported on this device Russia doping crisis in 60 seconds UK Anti-Doping will provide “targeted and intelligence-led testing” on Russian athletes after signing a deal with the World Anti-Doping Agency. Wada says Ukad will take control of drug-testing in Russia as long as the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) remains non-compliant with Wada’s code. Rusada was declared non-compliant in November following allegations it was involved in widespread doping. Its athletes remain banned from international competition. That suspension was imposed on 13 November after the publication of an independent Wada report that alleged “state-sponsored doping”. The ban will remain in place until Russia convinces athletics authorities it has sufficiently changed its practices. Wada’s statement said Ukad would be responsible for co-ordinating testing with the appropriate sport federations in the country. It added: “Results management of all cases will be managed by a designated independent body, with full oversight by Wada.”

    February 10, 2016 11:26 am

World News

  • Trump: I’d beat Clinton to White House

    Media captionDonald Trump predicts general election success Republican Donald Trump has said he would easily beat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in a presidential contest for the White House. The businessman with no political experience convincingly won the New Hampshire primary and has now laid out his strategy to go all the way. “I can change the game because I really have a chance of New York,” he told CBS on Wednesday morning. South Carolina is next in the state-by-state contest to be Republican pick. In the Democratic race, Nevada provides the next challenge, with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders keen to carry on his momentum after a stunning victory over Mrs Clinton in New Hampshire. Media captionTrump v Sanders: Billionaire and socialist shake up US 2016 But Mr Trump dismissed him as an unlikely nominee because of his proposed tax increase, and focused instead on the former secretary of state and first lady. “Polls are showing …

    February 10, 2016 11:25 am


  • Here’s how to turn off Twitter’s ‘best tweets’ feature

    “You can adjust your setting for show me the best tweets first by doing the following: On twitter.com: Log in to your account on twitter.com and go to your Account settings page. Under Content, look for Timeline and toggle the box next to “show me the best tweets first” to change the setting. Twitter for iOS: On your profile, tap the gear icon and select Settings. Tap the account whose settings you’d like to adjust. Under Timeline, tap Timeline personalization. Next to show me the best tweets first, tap to turn it off. Twitter for Android: Tap the overflow icon Tap Settings. Tap Timeline. Next to show me the best tweets first, uncheck the box to turn it off.

    February 10, 2016 9:04 am



  • Finland has had two cases of Zika virus: official

    HELSINKI Two people in Finland have tested positive for the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus since last summer, the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) said on Wednesday. The first case was a man who returned from the Maldives in June, the World Health Organization said on its website – about the same time that the outbreak was first reported in Brazil. The second case was diagnosed more recently, THL said, declining to give any further details. The Zika virus is linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil and is spreading rapidly in the Americas. There are also cases in European countries. (This version of the story was corrected to say the first person returned from the Maldives, not South America.) (Reporting by Jussi Rosendahl; Editing by Louise Ireland)

    February 10, 2016 8:24 am


  • Did Teresa Giudice Make Thousands Of Dollars From Interview With Andy Cohen?

    Teresa Giudice is busy promoting her new book, Turning The Tables, and she stopped by Watch What Happens Live to talk about her time in prison. Of course, Giudice is coming out of prison with little money in her pocket, so some reports were speculating how much she was getting paid for the interview. According to a new report, Teresa Giudice may not have cashed in from her interview with Andy Cohen. Teresa sat down with Andy for an episode of Watch What Happens Live and fans were able to ask her anything. And despite putting everything on the live, Teresa did not bank $350,000 for her appearance. In fact, Andy Cohen set the record straight, saying that they did not pay her a dime and that she was coming on to promote her book. But Teresa did deliver during the interview. According to Radar Online, she gave gruesome details about the conditions of the …

    February 10, 2016 11:25 am


  • Five things this mom just can’t do anymore

    As a working mother of five—yes, five—boys, my days are filled to the brim. If I’m not careful about what I fill them with, they go from “full” to “busy,” and busy is just not how I want to live. Think about it—we’ve replaced the word “fine” with “busy.” “How are you? “ “Oh, I’m busy…Good, but busy.” In a chaotic world, our culture applauds busy, but is that really how you want to live? Saying yes to everything under the sun, shuttling your kids from countless activity to activity, trying to outshine everyone and prove (really, even if just to yourself) that you are indeed Super Mom? Not me. So in the spirit of breaking the busy before it breaks me, here are five things that this mom just can’t do anymore: 1.  I can’t compare real life to Pinterest. You know all of those gorgeous inspiration photos on Pinterest, the ones we pin …

    February 10, 2016 11:04 am

Odd News

  • Indian scientists express doubt over meteorite death attribution

    NEW DELHI Indian scientists have expressed doubt that a man in Tamil Nadu was the first person to have been confirmed killed by a meteorite strike, as the state’s top official has declared. The experts said the small crater, the absence of a sonic boom before impact, a lack of debris and the green and blue colour of rock recovered from the scene suggest some other cause. “It is highly improbable, but we will only be absolutely sure after a chemical analysis,” said V. Adimurthy, a senior scientist at India’s space agency. The mysterious event has triggered an international debate about whether a meteorite, space debris, leftover explosives or even frozen waste from a plane passing overhead may have killed the man. The meteorite attribution was announced this week by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram, a former film star who is known for her authoritarian style. A bus driver was killed by the meteorite at an engineering …

    February 10, 2016 8:04 am