Headline News

  • Police: Man, 60 crushed to death by metal frame at while working at an Ohio machine shop


    AKRON, Ohio –  Police say a 60-year-old man has been crushed to death at a machine shop in Ohio. An Akron police spokesman said the accident occurred sometime between 10 p.m. Friday and around 4:45 a.m. Saturday, when co-workers found him. The spokesman says co-workers used a crane to lift a large metal frame off the victim. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The spokesman would not identify the man but said he lived in the Akron suburb of Green. The accident occurred at Logan Machine Co. Calls to the company seeking comment on the accident weren’t answered on Saturday. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration proposed $66,000 in penalties against the company in 2012 for eight serious safety violations and seven serious health violations.

    February 28, 2015 10:08 pm
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Politics

  • Obama to veto bill letting Congress weigh in on Iran deal


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama would veto a bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate allowing Congress to weigh in on any deal the United States and other negotiating countries reach with Iran on its nuclear capabilities, the White House said on Saturday. “The president has been clear that now is not the time for Congress to pass additional legislation on Iran.  If this bill is sent to the president, he will veto it,” said Bernadette Meehan, a spokeswoman for the White House’s National Security Council. The United States and five other major powers are seeking to negotiate an agreement with Iran to curb its nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions. The Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act would require to submit to Congress the text of any agreement within five days of concluding a final deal with Iran. The bill would also prohibit Obama from suspending or waiving sanctions on Iran …

    February 28, 2015 9:28 pm
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Stocks

  • Billionaire Carl Icahn can’t wait to drive an Apple car


    Billionaire Carl Icahn likes to do more than just fire off angry letters to corporate directors. The legendary investor is also excited about Apple (AAPL, Tech30) products that may or may not be in the works. “I look forward to wearing the watch in the very near future and possibly driving the car in the more distant future,” Icahn, one of Apple’s largest and most vocal investors, told shareholders on Friday. The comments suggest the billionaire is comfortable with the idea of Apple spending enormous amounts of money on a rumored car venture. Icahn’s blessing is noteworthy because just a few years ago the investor led the charge in publicly pushing Apple CEO Tim Cook to return more cash to shareholders. The campaign worked, with Apple buying back $57 billion of its own stock in the past year alone. Related: What we know about the Apple car Icahn may be talking up the prospects of …

    February 28, 2015 9:48 pm
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Sports

  • Blackhawks add Vermette from Coyotes


    Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – The Chicago Blackhawks acquired forward Antoine Vermette in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday. The Blackhawks sent defenseman Klas Dahlbeck and a 2015 first-round draft pick to the Coyotes in the trade. Chicago filled its need for a scoring forward with Vermette after star Patrick Kane fractured his left clavicle on Tuesday and is expected to miss 12 weeks. Vermette, Arizona’s second-leading scorer with 35 points, has tallied 13 goals and 22 points over 63 games this season. He has also played in 456 straight games, which is the second-longest active games played streak in the NHL. The 32-year-old has registered 194 goals and 236 assists in 815 games across 10 seasons with the Senators, Blue Jackets and Coyotes. Dahlbeck has scored one goal in four games this season with the Blackhawks. The 23-year-old, 6-foot-3 rookie defenseman spent most of the season with Chicago’s AHL affiliate in Rockford, where …

    February 28, 2015 10:08 pm
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World News

  • Patagonia forest fire chief sacked


    28 February 2015 Last updated at 20:28 Fire in the area around Cholila is threatening Los Alerces, some 25km (16 miles) away The head of Argentina’s national fire control agency has been sacked as a huge forest fire threatens to engulf a renowned national park in Patagonia. Jorge Barrionuevo was sacked during a visit to the region by the government chief of staff. The fire is advancing towards Los Alerces National Park, which is home to larch trees dating back more than 1,000 years. The flames have already destroyed 200sq km (77 sq miles) of forest. Government chief of staff Anibal Fernandez said Mr Barrionuevo’s work had been “unsatisfactory”. The fire is believed to have been started by a lightning strike more than a week ago. Hundreds of rescue workers have since been fighting the flames, but officials now say they hope rain expected on Monday may help control the situation. Local government officials say …

    February 28, 2015 10:09 pm
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Technology

  • The Dress: America is split at the seams, says survey


    Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Surely everyone sees white and a dirty gold, no? BBC; YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET We live in divisive times. Republicans and Democrats show just what is achieved when you disagree on principle. By that I mean, of course, that your principle is to disagree with everything the other side says. I had hoped, though, that there might be a consensus as to what color that dress was. Or rather #TheDress. You can only have been arrested by rodents and charged with infiltrating your home town’s sewer system if you haven’t heard of this item of clothing. A hashtag appeared. It was #whatcoloristhisdress. To many it seemed white and a dirty gold color. It turned out to be black and blue. Science weighed in to explain how our brains trick us into seeing colors that aren’t the true colors at …

    February 28, 2015 9:27 pm
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Science

  • Zombie outbreak? Statistical mechanics reveals the ideal hideout


    A team of Cornell University researchers focusing on a fictional zombie outbreak as an approach to disease modeling suggests heading for the hills, in the Rockies, to save your brains from the undead. Reading World War Z, an oral history of the first zombie war, and a graduate statistical mechanics class inspired a group of Cornell University researchers to explore how an “actual” zombie outbreak might play out in the U.S. During the 2015 American Physical Society March Meeting, on Thursday, March 5 in San Antonio, Texas, the group will describe their work modeling the statistical mechanics of zombies–those thankfully fictional “undead” creatures with an appetite for human flesh. Why model the mechanics of zombies? “Modeling zombies takes you through a lot of the techniques used to model real diseases, albeit in a fun context,” says Alex Alemi, a graduate student at Cornell University. Alemi and colleagues’ work offers a nice introduction to disease modeling …

    February 28, 2015 9:28 pm
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Health

  • Three infected with measles at Las Vegas seafood restaurant


    (Reuters) – Three new cases of measles have been confirmed in Las Vegas, in people believed infected by a contagious worker at an upscale MGM Grand Hotel and Casino seafood restaurant, Nevada public health officials said on Friday. The newly diagnosed patients, two staff members and a patron of Emeril’s New Orleans Fish House at the MGM Grand, bring to nine the total number of measles cases reported in Clark County, Southern Nevada Health District spokeswoman Jennifer Sizemore said. None of those cases are believed linked to an outbreak of measles that began at Disneyland in December, she said. All told, more than 150 people across the United Sates have recently been diagnosed with measles, 126 of them in California. Nevada public health officials believe the Emeril’s worker was infected by an infant who was too young to have been immunized against the highly contagious disease. Sizemore said none of the newly diagnosed patients was …

    February 28, 2015 9:28 pm
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Entertainment

  • Britney Spears Has A Blast With Beau Charlie Ebersol And Her Boys


    Posted on Sat Feb 28th, 2015 10:10am PDT       By X17 Staff Britney Spears and boyfriend Charlie Ebersol have only been dating for about five months, but it looks like they’re just about ready to settle down! On Friday the 33-year-old pop star posted the picture above and wrote, “Nothing better than family lunches in Vegas!” and not only does Ebersol look smitten with his lady love, but he’s all about her sons, Sean Preston, 9, and Jayden James, 8. But will theses two make it down the aisle and have some kids of their own? It certainly seems like things are quite serious, so we wouldn’t be surprised if the duo got engaged this year. I mean, when was the last time you saw Brit Brit this happy?! Earlier this month, Ebersol chatted with People magazine and dished on their relationship, and he said, “Honestly, the way that she treats people does make you look in …

    February 28, 2015 10:08 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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