• Canucks waste 3-goal lead, recover to beat Blues in SO

    Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) – Chris Higgins netted the deciding shot in the third round of the shootout, rescuing Vancouver from a worse fate and producing a 6-5 victory over St. Louis from Rogers Arena. Shawn...
  • Americans say keep politics out of the Fed

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Most Americans don’t know who runs the Federal Reserve, but they do believe that elected officials should stay out of its business, according to a Reuters-Ipsos poll.     Just 24 percent of...
  • Iraq launches Tikrit operation

    Iraq launches Tikrit operation

    2 March 2015 Last updated at 06:57 Iraq has launched a military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State, Iraqi TV says. This breaking news story is being updated and more...
  • Ducks skate past Stars

    Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – John Gibson stopped 39 shots to lead the Anaheim Ducks in a 3-1 win over the Dallas Stars on Sunday. Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf each had a goal and an...
  • US police shoot homeless man dead

    US police shoot homeless man dead

    2 March 2015 Last updated at 05:41 A video has captured the moment US police shot and killed a homeless man after an altercation in downtown Los Angeles. The graphic film shows a violent struggle...
  • Kerry to tackle Lavrov on Ukraine

    Kerry to tackle Lavrov on Ukraine

    2 March 2015 Last updated at 04:57 John Kerry faces crucial talks on the Ukraine crisis and Iran’s nuclear ambitions while in Geneva US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart later...
  • BlackBerry commits to software on any device

    BlackBerry commits to software on any device

    The next time you use BlackBerry, it might be on your iPhone. BlackBerry (BBRY, Tech30) announced plans to make its latest software offerings available on iOS, Android and Windows phones and tablets. The software will...
  • Westbrook-less Thunder top Lakers

    Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Serge Ibaka had 18 points and 14 rebounds as the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 108-101 on Sunday. Russell Westbrook sat out for Oklahoma City after suffering...

Headline News

  • Americans say keep politics out of the Fed


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Most Americans don’t know who runs the Federal Reserve, but they do believe that elected officials should stay out of its business, according to a Reuters-Ipsos poll.     Just 24 percent of those polled said Congress should be allowed to have detailed oversight of the Fed, the poll shows. More than double that amount said the central bank should be left alone.     The poll of 1,388 Americans was conducted from Feb 20-24 to measure whether people supported proposed legislation that would expose the Fed to a full government audit, a move being led by Rand Paul, a likely 2016 presidential candidate.     The Republican Senator from Kentucky held an “Audit the Fed” rally in Iowa last month, and his spokesman told Reuters that polls showed Americans want the central bank to be audited.     Supporters of the campaign say the Fed needs more transparency and accountability. Opponents say the Fed is …

    March 2, 2015 1:01 am
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Politics

  • Jeb Bush will refuse to sign tax pledges: spokeswoman


    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (Reuters) – Jeb Bush will not sign any “no new taxes” pledges or any other pledges if he decides to seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, a spokeswoman said on Saturday. The statement from Bush spokeswoman Kristy Campbell was in response to an appeal from anti-tax champion Grover Norquist for Bush to sign his Taxpayers Protection Pledge, in which candidates agree to oppose tax increases. “If Governor Bush decides to move forward, he will not sign any pledges circulated by lobbying groups,” Campbell said in a statement. “His record on tax cuts is clear. He didn’t raise taxes.” Bush’s opposition to such pledges is longstanding. He did not sign such pledges in any of his three previous campaigns for Florida governor, an aide said. His father, former President George H.W. Bush, was defeated for re-election in 1992 after disappointing Republicans by breaking his “read my lips-no new taxes” pledge as part of …

    March 1, 2015 9:39 pm
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Stocks

  • BlackBerry commits to software on any device


    The next time you use BlackBerry, it might be on your iPhone. BlackBerry (BBRY, Tech30) announced plans to make its latest software offerings available on iOS, Android and Windows phones and tablets. The software will include communication, security, and workplace tools, allowing users to edit documents, share calendars, hold secure video conferences and protect themselves from identity theft, among other things. The move continues BlackBerry’s pivot away from the smartphone hardware market. BlackBerry’s devices have been losing market share for years and now account for a small fraction of smartphones sold. Instead, CEO John Chen has been focusing on a new plan: selling the company’s enterprise software for use on all mobile devices, including those sold by one-time competitors like Apple (AAPL, Tech30). Under Chen’s leadership, only 46% of the company’s revenue comes from hardware sales, and the rest comes from software, services and other sources, according to its most recent earnings filings. Sunday’s announcement …

    March 2, 2015 12:00 am
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Sports

  • Canucks waste 3-goal lead, recover to beat Blues in SO


    Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) – Chris Higgins netted the deciding shot in the third round of the shootout, rescuing Vancouver from a worse fate and producing a 6-5 victory over St. Louis from Rogers Arena. Shawn Matthias, Yannick Weber, Jannik Hansen, Henrik Sedin and Nick Bonino tallied in regulation for the Canucks, who blew a three-goal, third-period lead but recovered to win for the first time in three contests. Eddie Lack stopped 34 shots over the game’s first 65 minutes, then held off T.J. Oshie in the shootout. Ryan Reaves, Alex Pietrangelo, Dmitrij Jaskin, Petteri Lindbohm and David Backes lit the lamp for the Blues, who have gone 2-0-1 on their current six- game road trip. Jake Allen surrendered four goals on 25 shots through most of regulation, but was beaten three times in the contest’s final segment in defeat. Brian Elliott gave up one goal on six shots during a brief appearance at the outset …

    March 2, 2015 1:01 am
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World News

  • Iraq launches Tikrit operation


    2 March 2015 Last updated at 06:57 Iraq has launched a military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State, Iraqi TV says. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App then details on how to do so are available on this help page. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts.

    March 2, 2015 1:01 am
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Technology

  • Samsung’s new Galaxy S6: Too much like the iPhone?


    Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Now what does that remind you of? CNET Samsung launched its Galaxy S6 today and I imagine the people least happy to see it were Apple’s lawyers. The poor things likely had their Sundays disrupted by their competitor’s new phone, alarmed to see just how similar it was to the iPhone 6. As my colleague Jessica Dolcourt pointed out in her very detailed review, the Galaxy S6 attempts to find parity with the iPhone 6. The new metal and glass design is clearly meant to appeal to a more refined palate. And look, there’s even a fingerprint scanner. Just as Apple caught up to Samsung on screen size with the iPhone 6, now Samsung is trying to close the gap on perceptions of both quality and simplicity. There’s less supposedly exciting software. Which just might make the phone easier to …

    March 1, 2015 9:38 pm
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Science

  • Alzheimer’s Diagnostic Tests Inch Forward, but Treatments Are Still Lacking


    Kathy Stack’s memory loss began with the little things: losing her wallet, taking a wrong turn, forgetting someone’s name. In 2013 at the age of 68, she visited her neurologist, who sent her to a memory loss specialist. He told her she had a 50–50 chance of developing full-blown Alzheimer’s disease within five years. Two years later, Stack, who was the first female department director of community services for Saint Paul, Minn., has made lifestyle changes such as working out regularly and doing daily brain exercises to stave off the disease. She is prepared for what the next stages of Alzheimer’s may bring, but says she has noticed her symptoms worsening. More than five million people in the U.S. currently have Alzheimer’s, and that number is increasing with the aging population. Clinical diagnoses from specialists can be accurate up to 90 percent of the time but currently the only way to confirm that an individual …

    March 1, 2015 9:39 pm
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Health

  • North Korea ending Ebola travel restrictions: source, tour firm


    SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea is ending a four-month-long ban on foreign tourism over fears of the deadly Ebola virus, a source in regular contact with North Korean officials and a tour operator told Reuters on Monday. The source, who requested anonymity, said he had been told the Ebola travel restrictions have been lifted. Koryo Tours, a China-based travel agency which specializes in taking western tourists to the isolated country, said it had been told to expect an announcement regarding the ban later on Monday. “Our contacts in the country have informed us to expect that we should hear news later today that North Korea will be reopening its borders after a more than four-month closure due to Ebola,” Koryo Tours co-founder Nick Bonner told Reuters in a statement. (Reporting by James Pearson; Editing by Tony Munroe)

    March 1, 2015 9:39 pm
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Entertainment

  • Kanye West apologizes to Bruno Mars for totally selfish reasons


    More: Kim Kardashian insists that she and Kanye West are happier than ever The rapper has thrown shade at Taylor Swift, Amber Rose, Tupac, Jimmy Kimmel, Bruno Mars, Beck and more. And while he and Swift have apparently patched things up since his infamous VMAs interruption — the two were seen hugging it out at this year’s Grammys — West still has plenty of work to do before he’s back in the music world’s good graces. More: Kanye West lost a ton of friends when he began dating Kim Kardashian Apparently, West thinks Twitter is the appropriate place to make amends and Kim Kardashian’s husband started with Beck. I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I’m sorry Beck. — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 26, 2015 This tweet was most likely trying to make up for West’s behavior at the 2015 Grammys where the rapper almost grabbed the mic from the Album of the Year winner. At first, …

    March 1, 2015 4:16 pm
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Editorial

  • The Internet Gone Mad: Stop talking about white and gold dress. Now.


    I’m color blind. There’s not much good that comes from being color blind. Traffic lights are a challenge. I can never be a pilot. My wife frequently sends me back into the closet to change the frightful mélange of colors in which I’ve adorned myself, and I’m useless as a sounding board for her when she’s shopping (there’s also the fact that she looks stunningly beautiful in any color). But finally I’ve found the silver (or is it blue?) lining to being color blind. The gold/white, black/blue dress debate doesn’t matter to me. To me it’s green, blue, yellow, white, red, turquoise, magenta, grey, green and every other color on this great earth. And I don’t care.  ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT I love Facebook, I tweet a lot, I’ve been known to Instagram on occasion. But this? This national debate over what color a dress may or may not be? What has happened to us? If you …

    February 28, 2015 2:05 pm
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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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