• Russell rallies Ohio State past Penn State

    University Park, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – D’Angelo Russell racked up 28 points and carried Ohio State in the second half as the 23rd-ranked Buckeyes rallied for a 77-67 victory over Penn State. The sensational freshman did...
  • Clinton email subpoenaed by Congress

    Clinton email subpoenaed by Congress

    5 March 2015 Last updated at 00:44 Hillary Clinton used a personal email address whilst US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails have been subpoenaed by a US Congressional hearing investigating the attack on the...
  • Rounding Third: A-Rod clears another hurdle

    Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – At some point Alex Rodriguez will be able to just focus on playing some baseball. He’s met the media, he’s greeted his teammates, and he’s apologized to fans. Now it’s time...
  • US envoy to South Korea attacked

    US envoy to South Korea attacked

    5 March 2015 Last updated at 00:27 Mark Lippert’s injuries are not life-threatening, media reports say US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert has been injured by an attacker in Seoul, officials say and media...

Headline News

  • Second Los Angeles hospital identifies ‘superbug’ infections


    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Four patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles were infected with a drug-resistant “superbug” bacteria during endoscopic procedures, and 64 others may have been similarly exposed, since August, the hospital said on Wednesday. Cedars-Sinai said all 68 patients had procedures performed with a single duodenoscope manufactured by Olympus Corp (7733.T), maker of the same two instruments linked to an outbreak reported last month at another major Los Angeles hospital, the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center. Duodenoscopes from a number of manufacturers have been linked to transmissions of a family of germs called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE. The UCLA cases raised new questions about whether manufacturers’ disinfection recommendations for the instruments are sufficient to protect patients. UCLA reported on Feb. 19 that 179 of its patients may have been exposed to CRE during endoscopic procedures since October. It said seven of those patients were confirmed to have been infected, and two …

    March 4, 2015 8:15 pm
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Politics

  • U.S. Democrats back off Iran legislation while talks go on


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democrats said on Wednesday they would not support bills that could influence nuclear talks with Iran in the next three weeks, essentially ensuring no such legislation will pass before negotiators’ March 24 deadline for a framework agreement. Democrats objected after the Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would move to begin debate and vote next week on a bill that would force President Barack Obama to seek Congress’ approval of any nuclear agreement with Iran. McConnell announced his plans on Tuesday, shortly after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress and warned the United States that it was negotiating a “bad deal” with Tehran. Ten Democratic senators, including six who had co-sponsored the bill, wrote to McConnell on Wednesday objecting to his plan, saying they would not vote for it until after March 24. “We are disappointed that you’ve pursued this partisan course of action,” wrote the lawmakers, …

    March 4, 2015 6:34 pm
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Stocks

  • What Stephanopoulos doesn’t understand about Brian Williams controversy


    While the television industry is wondering whether Brian Williams will ever return to “NBC Nightly News,” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos is wondering why the anchorman’s fib about Iraq got on the air in the first place. “I gotta say, I’m surprised — I didn’t quite understand how it got into the broadcast,” Stephanopoulos said in a podcast conversation with the actor Alec Baldwin. Baldwin had asked Stephanopoulos, “What do you think happened there? With Brian?” and he initially sidestepped the question, saying, “I don’t know.” Related: Some viewers think Brian Williams deserves a second chance. Stephanopoulos, the chief anchor for ABC News, and other A-list anchors, have generally avoided talking about the Williams scandal. Last month Williams was suspended without pay for six months amid an internal investigation and external scrutiny about embellishments in past stories. Most of the alleged embellishments occurred off of NBC’s air, on programs like “The Late Show with David Letterman,” but …

    March 4, 2015 6:54 pm
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Sports

  • Russell rallies Ohio State past Penn State


    University Park, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – D’Angelo Russell racked up 28 points and carried Ohio State in the second half as the 23rd-ranked Buckeyes rallied for a 77-67 victory over Penn State. The sensational freshman did most of his damage during a 29-6 swing that turned a 38-29 deficit into a 14-point Buckeyes lead just past the midway stage of the second half. Russell accounted for 17 points during the game- deciding burst, which helped Ohio State (22-8, 11-6 Big Ten) remain in the hunt for a double-bye in next week’s Big Ten Tournament. Ohio State, which hosts conference leader and sixth-ranked Wisconsin Saturday in its regular-season finale, used a similar formula to down Purdue three days prior. The Buckeyes overcame a 12-point halftime deficit in that one, with Russell tallying 17 of his 28 points after the break. Jae’Sean Tate and Shannon Scott added 13 points each for Ohio State, with Scott contributing seven assists …

    March 4, 2015 8:15 pm
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World News

  • Clinton email subpoenaed by Congress


    5 March 2015 Last updated at 00:44 Hillary Clinton used a personal email address whilst US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails have been subpoenaed by a US Congressional hearing investigating the attack on the US embassy in Benghazi. The US State Department is already examining her use of a personal email as a possible breach of federal law. It was revealed on Wednesday that Mrs Clinton had her own internet server at her home in New York. The Republican-led committee has demanded that she turn over all emails relating to the 2012 attack in Libya. The chairman of the Benghazi committee, Trey Gowdy, told reporters “I want the documents. Sooner rather than later.” Democrats on the committee have criticised the decision arguing it is a politically-motivated hunt by Republicans, “Everything I’ve seen so far has led me to believe that this an effort to go after Hillary Clinton, period,” said Elijah Cummings. Personal server …

    March 4, 2015 8:14 pm
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Technology

  • Just one ‘disastrous accident’ could set drone industry back, warn Lords


    The drone industry could create 150,000 jobs across the European Union by 2050, but it would take “just one disastrous accident” to destroy public confidence and set the sector back, a group of peers has warned. A report from the Lords EU select committee has concluded that there is huge potential for growth in the sector, but that this potential can only be realised if the safety of drone operations is demonstrated to the public. The report comes after a near miss between a passenger jet and a civilian drone near Heathrow airport in December sparked debate about how best to regulate the consumer drones market. Commenting on the report, Civilian use of drones in the EU, the committee’s chair Lady O’Cathain described the growth in civilian drone use as “astonishing”, adding that they were “taking to the skies faster than anyone could have predicted”. “We have a huge opportunity to make Europe a world …

    March 4, 2015 6:13 pm
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Science

  • Strength in numbers


    Related images(click to enlarge) When scientists develop a full quantum computer, the world of computing will undergo a revolution of sophistication, speed and energy efficiency that will make even our beefiest conventional machines seem like Stone Age clunkers by comparison. But, before that happens, quantum physicists like the ones in UC Santa Barbara’s physics professor John Martinis’ lab will have to create circuitry that takes advantage of the marvelous computing prowess promised by the quantum bit (“qubit”), while compensating for its high vulnerability to environmentally-induced error. In what they are calling a major milestone, the researchers in the Martinis Lab have developed quantum circuitry that self-checks for errors and suppresses them, preserving the qubits’ state(s) and imbuing the system with the highly sought-after reliability that will prove foundational for the building of large-scale superconducting quantum computers. It turns out keeping qubits error-free, or stable enough to reproduce the same result time and time again, is …

    March 4, 2015 6:33 pm
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Health

  • Monkeys infected by deadly bacteria at Louisiana lab


    (Reuters) – Five monkeys at a high-security primate research lab in Louisiana were accidentally infected with or exposed to a deadly bacteria being analyzed at the lab, officials told Reuters on Wednesday. A federal investigator also became sick a day after entering the Tulane National Primate Research Center near New Orleans in January and tested positive for the bacteria, Burkholderia pseudomallei, but it was unclear whether she had been exposed to the bacteria at the center or before her visit, said Tulane spokesman Mike Strecker. The rhesus macaque monkeys had been housed in the veterinary clinic of the center, which is about 40 miles (65 km) north of New Orleans. Research on the bacteria, which was being done to find a vaccine, has been halted while the incident is being investigated, Strecker said. Health officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told Reuters on Wednesday that the clinic has been decontaminated and that …

    March 4, 2015 6:34 pm
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Entertainment

  • The Kardashians’ $100 million contract isn’t split up evenly at all


    Somewhat surprisingly, the money was not split up remotely evenly. In fact, one sister in particular is netting a huge chunk of the money: Kim. Here’s how it breaks down: Kim Kardashian: $30 million Kris Jenner: $15 million Khloé Kardashian: $13 million Kourtney Kardashian: $12 million Kylie Jenner: $8 million Kendall Jenner: $8 million Scott Disick: $8 million You may notice that some family members seem to have been left off this list — and that’s because they were. Bruce Jenner will not be getting a piece of this delicious money pie, but that’s because he inked his own deal separate from the rest of the family for a docuseries reportedly about his alleged gender transition. Kanye West, Rob Kardashian, Brody Jenner and the next generation of Kardashians, including Kim and Kanye’s daughter, North West, and Kourtney and Scott’s three children, Penelope, Mason and Reign, are also missing from the list. But don’t worry that …

    March 4, 2015 6:54 pm
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Editorial

  • Ferguson: Why Justice reports on Wilson, police matter to us all


    FILE – In this Aug. 25, 2014 photo, a man wears a tie decorated with a picture of Michael Brown during Brown’s funeral at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post Dispatch, Robert Cohen, Pool) Wednesday, the Department of Justice (DoJ) announced that it had rejected the claim that that Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man, had his hands up and was surrendering to police when Officer Darren Wilson shot him dead on August 9, 2014. The death of Michael Brown, who was shot shortly after robbing a convenience store, sparked violent protests and riots last summer in Ferguson, Mo. The DoJ began its investigation into the killing of Michael Brown two days after his death. The feds worked independently of the Missouri authorities, yet cooperatively and in tandem with them; and the feds examined the same evidence and interviewed the same witnesses. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT When it comes to these types …

    March 4, 2015 6:54 pm
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Odd News

  • Las Vegas hospital accidentally sends miscarried fetuses to laundry


    (Reuters) – A Las Vegas hospital accidentally sent twin miscarried fetuses wrapped in linen to a commercial laundry facility on Tuesday, officials said. Henderson Police Department spokeswoman Kathleen Richards said that officers were called at around 10 a.m. local time by laundry company Angelica after workers discovered the fetuses. Richards said the remains were delivered accidentally by Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center. The incident was not considered suspicious, Richards said, but added that the Clark County Coroner’s Office would investigate. Spring Valley Hospital spokeswoman Gretchen Papez said in a statement the mother of the fetuses arrived at the hospital after suffering a miscarriage at another location, and that the twins were wrapped in linens before her arrival. “We are currently reviewing the situation to determine what occurred. However, the remains are currently in the hospital’s possession, and we are working with the family at this time,” Papez said. The hospital is owned by a subsidiary …

    March 4, 2015 2:31 pm
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