• Teague, Hawks top Pelicans

    Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) – Jeff Teague scored 26 points with seven assists and the Atlanta Hawks defeated the New Orleans Pelicans, 100-91, on Friday. DeMarre Carroll deposited 19 points, Paul Millsap had 13 with nine...
  • Mubarak murder retrial verdict due

    Mubarak murder retrial verdict due

    29 November 2014 Last updated at 02:28 Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt for almost 30 years until he was swept from power in a wave of protests in 2011 An Egyptian court is expected to deliver...
  • Nordstrom shooting leaves 1 dead in Chicago

    CHICAGO –  Chicago fire officials say one person has died and another has been injured after a shooting in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Police and fire officials say they received a report of a shooting...
  • Raptors DeRozan exits game with groin injury

    Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) – Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan suffered a left groin strain in the third quarter of Friday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks. He dribbled past Dirk Nowitzki on the right side of...
  • Nigeria leader condemns mosque raid

    Nigeria leader condemns mosque raid

    29 November 2014 Last updated at 02:40 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. “They started shooting randomly at worshippers” – Muhammad Bello was near the mosque when the explosions began Nigeria’s president...

Headline News

  • Nordstrom shooting leaves 1 dead in Chicago


    CHICAGO –  Chicago fire officials say one person has died and another has been injured after a shooting in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. Police and fire officials say they received a report of a shooting around 8:30 p.m. and found two people shot in the first block of East Grand Avenue. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Fire Media Affairs spokesman Joe Roccasalva told the Chicago Sun-Times that a woman there was taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a man was found dead at the scene. Chicago Police spokesman Thomas Sweeney says police are investigating. He did not immediately have further details The newspaper reports that crime scene tape was set up around a Nordstrom in that block and police officers could be seen entering and leaving the store near the city’s downtown.

    November 28, 2014 10:22 pm
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Politics

  • For immigrants, state laws control their futures


    By BOB CHRISTIE November 28, 2014 Doug Ducey waves to supporters at the Republican election night festivities(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver’s license, qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by President Barack Obama two years ago. But Avila lives in Phoenix, and the 24-year-old immigrant who was brought here from Mexico by his parents at age 9 still has to navigate the sprawling city in fear as he drives to school or work. “You get nervous, your legs start to tingle a little bit when there’s a cop behind you, when you’re doing nothing wrong by driving to work,’ said Avila, a community college student and immigration activist. “You’re not breaking any rules, you’re following the law. But unfortunately it’s where we live.” With last week’s action by Obama …

    November 28, 2014 6:59 pm
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Stocks

  • Black Friday deals: What shoppers are searching for


      Black Friday may be losing some of its luster at the mall, but online, the deals shine brightly. From their smartphones, tablets or laptops — and the comfort of the living room or Thanksgiving dinner table — customers could find discounts all week that rivaled the in-store doorbusters. Because of that, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are no longer one-day events, and the discounts have already begun. Here is what online search results revealed shoppers were hunting for on Friday. SNOWBLOWERS Earlier in the week, the country was gripped by a cold snap, and parts of the northeast were blanketed by a snowstorm that made it look more like Christmas than Thanksgiving. Perhaps that’s why one of the top searches was for “snowblowers on sale.” HEADPHONES The popular Beats by Dre headphones are expected to be one of the season’s hottest items. Several retailers were offering deals. These shoppers were lined up at Best …

    November 28, 2014 10:02 pm
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Sports

  • Teague, Hawks top Pelicans


    Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) – Jeff Teague scored 26 points with seven assists and the Atlanta Hawks defeated the New Orleans Pelicans, 100-91, on Friday. DeMarre Carroll deposited 19 points, Paul Millsap had 13 with nine rebounds and Kyle Korver added 11 points for the Hawks, who have won three of four. “I think our main focus was defense,” said Carroll. “We came into the game really focusing on defense and letting the offense take care of itself.” Jrue Holiday and Ryan Anderson each tallied 20 points for New Orleans, while Tyreke Evans totaled 18 points, six rebounds and six assists in the setback. The Pelicans have dropped two straight and three of four overall. Atlanta led 19-15 after the first quarter, then opened the game up by scoring the first eight points of the second. Dennis Schroder scored the first four points before Millsap capped the run with two consecutive baskets. New Orleans ended up …

    November 28, 2014 10:23 pm
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World News

  • Mubarak murder retrial verdict due


    29 November 2014 Last updated at 02:28 Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt for almost 30 years until he was swept from power in a wave of protests in 2011 An Egyptian court is expected to deliver its verdict in the retrial of ousted President Hosni Mubarak on charges of conspiring in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising. Last year, an appeals court overturned an initial life sentence given to Mubarak in 2012 on technical grounds. If acquitted, Mubarak will not be released as he is serving a three-year sentence for embezzling public funds. The 86-year-old denies all the charges against him. In 2012, Mubarak – along with former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly – was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 for complicity in the deaths of demonstrators during the 2011 revolt that eventually forced him to resign. But in January 2013 the Court of Cassation upheld an appeal by the two men against …

    November 28, 2014 10:23 pm
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Technology

  • Websites creak on record Black Friday


    28 November 2014 Last updated at 21:35 Shoppers fought their way to the tills at UK retailers as the American tradition of Black Friday pre-Christmas discounting took firm hold here. Many retailers traded from midnight to maximise shopping times and put deals online overnight. But websites including John Lewis, Argos and Tesco Direct struggled to handle the increased traffic. And Currys customers were left drumming their fingers as they waited up to an hour in a virtual queue. At least online shoppers had only their own feelings of frustration to deal with. During the day police were called to a number of disturbances at London and Manchester supermarkets as shoppers fought over goods. There were reports of people pinching, punching and kicking to get to the bargains on offer. Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Footage of shoppers scrambling to get their hands on merchandise John Lewis, which offered website deals from …

    November 28, 2014 6:59 pm
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Science

  • Notre Dame biologist leads sequencing of the genomes of malaria-carrying mosquitoes


    Nora Besansky, O’Hara Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame and a member of the University’s Eck Institute for Global Health, has led an international team of scientists in sequencing the genomes of 16 Anopheles mosquito species from around the world. Anopheles mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting human malaria parasites that cause an estimated 200 million cases and more than 600 thousand deaths each year. However, of the almost 500 different Anopheles species, only a few dozen can carry the parasite and only a handful of species are responsible for the vast majority of transmissions. Besansky and her fellow researchers investigated the genetic differences between the deadly parasite-transmitting species and their harmless (but still annoying) cousins. Two papers published in today’s (Nov. 27) editions of Science Express, an electronic publication of the journal Science in advance of print, describe detailed genomic comparisons of these mosquitoes and the deadliest of them all, Anopheles …

    November 28, 2014 7:19 pm
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Health

  • France’s Hollande warns against isolating Ebola-hit Guinea


    CONAKRY (Reuters) – President Francois Hollande, the first Western leader to visit Ebola-stricken West Africa, warned on Friday against isolating one of the countries hit by the worst epidemic of the disease on record. During a brief visit to Guinea’s capital Conakry, Hollande was greeted by President Alpha Conde before visiting a hospital and meeting health workers battling the outbreak. Hollande said the French people should be aware of what was happening in Guinea, the origin of the epidemic that has killed 1,200 Guineans and more than 5,600 people across West Africa. But he said they should also be vigilant. “Vigilant that Guinea is always open to the world, that it isn’t isolated, including during this phase, and that it can continue to ensure its development,” he said at a news conference at the end of the visit. A number of countries, including several of Guinea’s neighbors, have introduced restrictions on travelers from Ebola-affected nations, …

    November 28, 2014 6:59 pm
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Entertainment

  • Piers Morgan slams Shia LaBeouf for #IAMSORRY rape claims


    ‘Shia LaBeouf’ Live is either really weird or awesome — OK, it’s both (VIDEO) Morgan took to Twitter to express his outrage over LaBeouf’s recent statement that he was raped by a woman during a five-day performance art exhibit, in which LaBeouf wore a paper bag over his head and people were invited to sit alone with him. “One woman who came with her boyfriend, who was outside the door when this happened, whipped my legs for ten minutes and then stripped my clothes and proceeded to rape me…” LaBeouf said in an e-mail interview with Dazed Confused magazine. Shia LaBeouf admits he’s done dumb things during existential crisis (VIDEO) According to LaBeouf, news of the incident spread through the line at the exhibit. His girlfriend, Mia Goth, even found out what had happened. Because of the requirements of the exhibit, however, they were unable to speak and LaBeouf couldn’t talk about it. Morgan isn’t …

    November 28, 2014 10:43 pm
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Editorial

  • Obama’s net neutrality push: Why Silicon Valley should be careful what it wishes for


    It has been a big month for the future of the Internet, and unfortunately it is not looking good. President Obama became the latest public figure to jump on the net neutrality bandwagon, ignoring both the results of the midterm elections and regulatory common sense by urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt draconian new rules under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act.  This proposal to regulate under an 80 year-old law meant for the monopoly telephone system is terrible for innovation and investment, the two pillars of the modern Internet. It is being pushed by far left advocacy groups and self-interested Silicon Valley companies like Netflix that are looking to extort a free ride from Internet Service Providers (ISPs).  ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Sadly, high profile figures like President Obama have also jumped aboard. Lookout Google, Facebook, Amazon and all others that have any sort of market power online. President Obama and the FCC …

    November 28, 2014 6:59 pm
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Odd News

  • With monkey on the lam, Florida neighborhood goes bananas


    TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) – Florida authorities vowed on Friday to capture a monkey last seen running through a Tampa neighborhood that they described as “three-foot tall, brown and fast.” A resident initially reported seeing a fleet-footed monkey running through a yard in the middle of a sunny Thanksgiving Day afternoon, Tampa police said. An hour later, another caller spotted a monkey about a dozen blocks away, near a bridge on a road that is several miles (km) from downtown Tampa. “There is no probable cause for this monkey’s arrest, however, we will work tirelessly to apprehend him,” Tampa police said in a Facebook post. Both sightings occurred near Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, whose officials told police that its monkeys were all accounted for. With some on social media questioning whether the primate was a monkey or a chimpanzee, Tampa police clarified that the exact species was unknown, but that the sightings appeared to be credible. …

    November 28, 2014 7:19 pm
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