• Rockets get Brewer from Timberwolves

    (SportsNetwork.com) – The Houston Rockets acquired veteran swingman Corey Brewer from the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday in a three-team deal that also included the Philadelphia 76ers. The deal came a day after Southwest Division rival...
  • Deadly Farc attack before truce

    Deadly Farc attack before truce

    19 December 2014 Last updated at 22:57 Colombia’s military has been fighting the rebels for decades Colombia’s Farc rebels have killed five soldiers in an ambush, the army says, hours before they are meant to...
  • Sony exec fires back at President Obama

    Sony exec fires back at President Obama

      Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton, denying that the studio had “caved” by scrapping next week’s opening of “The Interview,” fired back Friday after President Obama said the studio had “made a mistake.” In an...
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  • Michael Phelps admits drink-driving

    Michael Phelps admits drink-driving

    19 December 2014 Last updated at 21:54 Phelps said he was “looking at a much brighter future” after a 45-day spell in a rehabilitation clinic US swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time,...

Headline News

  • Driver pleads not guilty in pedestrian deaths outside Calif. church


    Dec. 18, 2014: Mourners placed flowers at a make shift memorial near where a driver suspected of being intoxicated hit a group of pedestrians and another car outside a church as a Christmas service ended Wednesday night in Redondo Beach, Calif. (AP) TORRANCE, Calif. –  A woman accused of killing four people, including a 6-year-old boy, while running her car into pedestrians outside a California church appeared in court Friday cuffed to a gurney and pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter charges. An attorney for Margo Bronstein, 56, entered the plea on her behalf to four counts of gross vehicular manslaughter and one count of driving under the influence of a drug causing injury. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Bronstein was wheeled into court on the gurney by two attendants from an ambulance company. She was propped up with pillows and spoke only to her lawyer. A judge ordered her held on $500,000 bail, the amount requested by …

    December 19, 2014 9:30 pm
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Politics

  • Obama signs nearly $578 billion defense bill for fiscal 2015


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama signed an annual defense policy bill on Friday that authorizes U.S. training for Iraqi and Syrian forces fighting Islamic State rebels and sets overall defense spending at nearly $578 billion, including about $64 billion for wars abroad. The legislation, approved by Congress earlier this month, sets defense policy and authorizes spending levels for the 2015 fiscal year, which began on Oct. 1, but does not actually appropriate funding. The bill approves a Pentagon base budget of $496 billion, in line with Obama’s request, plus nearly $64 billion for conflicts abroad including the war in Afghanistan. It also authorizes $17.9 billion for Energy Department nuclear weapons work. The measure formally endorses the Pentagon’s plan to vet, train and equip a moderate Syrian opposition military force to fight Islamic State rebels, defend the Syrian people and promote conditions for a negotiated end to Syria’s civil war. The U.S. military program to …

    December 19, 2014 7:50 pm
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Stocks

  • Sony exec fires back at President Obama


      Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton, denying that the studio had “caved” by scrapping next week’s opening of “The Interview,” fired back Friday after President Obama said the studio had “made a mistake.” In an exclusive interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, Lynton also reopened the door to a future release of the controversial comedy, saying the company is considering some sort of release on the Internet. Sony followed up on Lynton’s remarks with a statement that read, in part, “It is still our hope that anyone who wants to see this movie will get the opportunity to do so.” The company declined to comment on whether any distributors have agreed to help the company with that. In his CNN interview, Lynton said “the president, the press and the public are mistaken” about what actually led to Sony’s decision to shelve the “The Interview.” “We do not own movie theaters,” Lynton said. “We cannot determine whether …

    December 19, 2014 8:50 pm
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Sports

  • Rockets get Brewer from Timberwolves


    (SportsNetwork.com) – The Houston Rockets acquired veteran swingman Corey Brewer from the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday in a three-team deal that also included the Philadelphia 76ers. The deal came a day after Southwest Division rival Dallas traded for All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo. The Rockets were one of several teams reported to be interested in acquiring Rondo from Boston. Instead, they landed Brewer from the Timberwolves in exchange for guard Troy Daniels, two second-round draft picks and cash. They also got guard Alexey Shved from the Sixers and waived swingman Francisco Garcia. Philadelphia acquired injured forward Ronny Turiaf from the Timberwolves and a 2015 second-round draft pick and the rights to Spanish League player Sergei Lishchuk from Houston. Turiaf underwent surgery Tuesday on his right hip and will miss the rest of the season. Brewer, 28, is averaging a league-high 2.3 steals in 24 games this season, along with 10.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.3 …

    December 19, 2014 9:31 pm
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World News

  • Deadly Farc attack before truce


    19 December 2014 Last updated at 22:57 Colombia’s military has been fighting the rebels for decades Colombia’s Farc rebels have killed five soldiers in an ambush, the army says, hours before they are meant to start an indefinite, unilateral ceasefire. The leftist rebels attacked a patrol before dawn in Santander de Quilichao, a rural area of western Colombia. The truce, scheduled from Saturday, has been hailed as a major boost for talks aimed at ending a 50-year conflict that has claimed 220,000 lives. However, Colombia’s government said it would not join the rebels in the truce. President Juan Manuel Santos described Farc’s ceasefire declaration as a “gift… full of thorns”. He has rejected rebel calls for a bilateral truce, warning that this would give the rebels the chance to re-arm. The conflict has left some 220,000 people dead since it began in the 1960s He also condemned the attack on Friday, saying the soldiers had …

    December 19, 2014 9:31 pm
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Technology

  • Sony ‘will not drop’ N Korea film


    20 December 2014 Last updated at 01:59 The company has hit back at criticism from President Obama over the cancelling of The Interview Sony Pictures says it is looking at different ways to release the film satire the Interview, after scrapping its opening following a cyber-attack blamed on North Korea. It said it had only cancelled the film’s Christmas Day release after cinemas pulled out. The company said it was “surveying alternatives to enable us to release the movie on a different platform”. US President Barack Obama said it “made a mistake” cancelling the release. “We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship in the United States,” he said. He also vowed to “respond” to the cyber-attack in a “manner that we choose”. The FBI has said that North Korea was responsible for the hack, but Pyongyang denies this. The Interview depicts the assassination of North Korean leader Kim …

    December 19, 2014 8:10 pm
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Science

  • Yellowstone’s thermal springs — their colors unveiled


    Related images(click to enlarge) Researchers at Montana State University and Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany have created a simple mathematical model based on optical measurements that explains the stunning colors of Yellowstone National Park’s hot springs and can visually recreate how they appeared years ago, before decades of tourists contaminated the pools with make-a-wish coins and other detritus. The model, and stunning pictures of the springs, appear today in the journal Applied Optics, which is published by The Optical Society (OSA). If Yellowstone National Park is a geothermal wonderland, Grand Prismatic Spring and its neighbors are the ebullient envoys, steaming in front of the camera and gracing the Internet with their ethereal beauty. While the basic physical phenomena that render these colorful delights have long been scientifically understood — they arise because of a complicated interplay of underwater vents and lawns of bacteria — no mathematical model existed that showed empirically how the …

    December 19, 2014 8:11 pm
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Health

  • U.S. FDA approves AbbVie hepatitis C drug, costs $83,319 for 12 weeks


    (Reuters) – U.S. health regulators on Friday approved AbbVie’s all-oral treatment for hepatitis C, and the company said the drug would cost $83,319 for a typical 12-week plan, a bit below its huge selling competitor Solvadi from Gilead Sciences. Gilead’s Sovaldi treatment stole headlines last year with its $84,000 price tag and set off a national debate about whether drug prices have climbed too high. AbbVie’s newly approved regimen is also less costly than Gilead’s newest one-pill regimen that combines Sovaldi with another drug and costs $94,500 for 12 weeks. With Gilead’s newly improved Harvoni, some patients can take the treatment for just eight weeks, which sells for about $63,000. Some insurers and analysts had said that AbbVie might price its drug, which will be sold under the brand name Viekira Pak, lower than Gilead because of pricing pressure. Gilead has come under intense pressure from U.S. health insurers, politicians and pharmacy benefit managers over …

    December 19, 2014 8:10 pm
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Entertainment

  • Rihanna’s heartbreak revealed and it’s not over Chris Brown


    Fenty spoke openly with Daily Mail Online, admitting that he was escorted out of Rihanna’s Diamond Ball last week for drinking too much. More: Rihanna “wanted to kill everybody” when she watched Home Turns out that Rihanna is well aware of her father’s struggle and has been trying her best to help him for a while now. According to Fenty himself, not only did his pop-star daughter pay $58,000 for him to go through a Malibu rehab program, but she also flies him to LA every three months for urine tests. Even more extreme: Every time he visits, Rihanna has the minibar cleared at the hotel before his arrival. She has also apparently cut off all ties with Chris Brown and ignored him at their last meeting. Daily Mail Online describes Rihanna’s relationship with her father as “a heartbreaking bid to save Ronald Fenty.” From all outward appearances, the Diamond Ball went off without a …

    December 19, 2014 9:50 pm
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Editorial

  • Immigration: Fight against Obama’s lawlessness just beginning


    When it comes to confronting President Obama’s lawless immigration actions, we’ve only just begun to fight. Earlier this month, I testified before the House Judiciary Committee, spelling out exactly how President Obama’s immigration actions violated the Constitution. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Public testimony plays a critical role in educating members of Congress and educating the public, but testimony alone can’t stop President Obama. Stopping the president requires legal and legislative action. Let’s reform our immigration system, but let’s do it according to a constitutional process. President Obama claims he’s acting because Congress has “failed” to act. But what he really means is that he’s acting because Congress has failed to give him exactly what he wants. That’s why my colleagues and I at the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) Tuesday joined with 27 members of Congress and more than 60,000 Americans to file an amicus brief in the leading lawsuit against President Obama’s immigration actions. …

    December 19, 2014 12:07 pm
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Odd News

  • Canadian driver jailed for deaths caused by stopping for ducks


    OTTAWA (Reuters) – A Canadian woman was sentenced to 90 days in jail on Thursday for causing two deaths in 2010 when she stopped her car on a Quebec highway to help a group of ducklings crossing the road. Emma Czornobaj had been convicted in June of two counts each of criminal negligence and dangerous driving causing death. According to media reports on Thursday, Czornobaj stopped her car abruptly in the passing lane of a highway south of Montreal when she saw the ducklings. The motorcycle behind Czornobaj’s car then crashed into her vehicle, killing the 50-year-old man driving the motorcycle and his 16-year-old daughter. “I just wanted to pick all these ducklings up and put them in my car,” Czornobaj had testified during her trial. “I know it was a mistake.” The jail time will be served on the weekends. Czornobaj was also sentenced to 240 hours of community service, probation and banned from …

    December 18, 2014 3:58 pm
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