• Hong Kong officials to meet students

    Hong Kong officials to meet students

    21 October 2014 Last updated at 05:27 Protesters still remain on the streets in Mong Kok and other parts of Hong Kong The Hong Kong government is to meet student leaders for talks amid pro-democracy...
  • Missouri State Senator arrested by Ferguson police

    (Reuters) – A Missouri state senator was arrested on Monday night outside the police department of the embroiled city of Ferguson, authorities said, in another night of protests following the fatal police shooting of an...
  • Heavy metal frost? A new look at a Venusian mystery

    Venus is hiding something beneath its brilliant shroud of clouds: a first order mystery about the planet that researchers may be a little closer to solving because of a new re-analysis of twenty-year-old spacecraft data....
  • Child ‘killed every five minutes’

    Child ‘killed every five minutes’

    21 October 2014 Last updated at 02:43 About 345 children under the age of 20 could die from violence each day in the next year, the report warns A child is killed by violence every...
  • MLB announces 2014 World Series umpires

    New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Jeff Kellogg will serve as the crew chief for the 2014 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants. Kellogg, with more than 22 years of experience,...

Headline News

  • Missouri State Senator arrested by Ferguson police


    (Reuters) – A Missouri state senator was arrested on Monday night outside the police department of the embroiled city of Ferguson, authorities said, in another night of protests following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August. State Senator Jamilah Nasheed was taken into custody by Ferguson police officers, said St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman. Further details were not immediately available. CNN footage broadcast by television station KSDK showed the politician shouting “No Justice,” with replies of “No peace,” from several protesters, as she was handcuffed along with another man. KDSK reported that Nasheed was arrested after standing in the street and blocking traffic, then failing to move despite repeated warnings from police. Demonstrations have gripped the St. Louis area almost daily since the Aug. 9 killing of unarmed black teenager, 18-year-old Michael Brown, by white police officer Darren Wilson. A grand jury is considering charges against Wilson, who has …

    October 21, 2014 12:03 am
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Politics

  • DCCC Raised $5 Million More Than NRCC in September


    By Abby Livingston Posted at 7:59 p.m. on Oct. 20 0 Tweet House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats outraised the GOP by $5 million in September. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo) The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $5 million more than its Republican counterpart in September, as the two committees headed into the final stretch of the cycle. The National Republican Congressional Committee, which is defending a significant majority it’s all but guaranteed to retain, raised $11.4 million in September, according to a committee aide. The DCCC reported earlier Monday raising $16.7 million in September. Cycle-to-date, House Democrats have raised about $38 million more than the NRCC. But the committees still had nearly the same amount of cash on hand by the end of September — the DCCC had $34 million to the NRCC’s $33 million. The Democrats are scrambling on the financial front, cutting television reservations in GOP districts to shore …

    October 20, 2014 11:03 pm
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Stocks

  • Media habits of liberals, conservatives: ‘different worlds’


    Conservatives trust Fox News more than other outlets, but liberals don’t. Ever wonder why your avowed-conservative brother and fervently-liberal aunt can’t even seem to agree on the facts? It’s because “when it comes to getting news about politics and government, liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds,” according to a Pew Research Center study published on Tuesday. Conservatives say they trust Fox News and not much else. Liberals say they trust many news outlets, but not Fox. Among other things, the study underscores Fox’s unique position in the media marketplace, thanks to what it calls the “strong allegiance” that conservatives have to Fox. These Americans, and their counterparts on the left, are not totally isolated from opposing sources. “Nearly half (47%) of across-the-board conservatives — and 59% of across-the-board liberals — say they at least sometimes disagree with one of their closest political discussion partners,” Pew noted. These disagreements often take place on Facebook (FB, Tech30), …

    October 21, 2014 12:03 am
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Sports

  • Steelers’ quick points silence fans, help them beat Texans


    (Reuters) – The Pittsburgh Steelers needed less than three minutes to score 24 unanswered points in the second-quarter to help them beat the Houston Texans 30-23 on Monday. A mixture of trick plays and improbable bounces jolted Pittsburgh from a 13-0 deficit to a 24-13 lead in a span of 2:54, which erased an ugly start for the home side, who had been initially booed by their own fans. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 265 yards and two touchdowns, wide receiver Antonio Brown also threw for a surprise touchdown while Le’Veon Bell added 145 total yards and a receiving score. Arian Foster rushed for 102 yards and had a receiving touchdown for Houston but also had a costly fumble as the Texans were plagued by three turnovers. Pro Bowl defensive lineman J.J. Watt dominated early for the Texans with a sack and a fumble recovery, but his team never recovered from Pittsburgh’s second-quarter outburst. Shaun Suisham …

    October 21, 2014 12:03 am
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World News

  • Hong Kong officials to meet students


    21 October 2014 Last updated at 05:27 Protesters still remain on the streets in Mong Kok and other parts of Hong Kong The Hong Kong government is to meet student leaders for talks amid pro-democracy street protests that are now in their fourth week. The talks will be broadcast live. Students want the public to have a say in who can run for the position of the territory’s chief executive. But both Hong Kong and Beijing officials have said this is impossible. The protests have blocked key parts of the city, though numbers have fallen since they began. The BBC’s Juliana Liu in Hong Kong says that although demonstrators know the chances of getting what they want are almost zero, they are staying on the streets to show authorities that the struggle for democratic reform is a long-term fight. ‘Numbers game’ The government team will be led by the city’s most senior civil servant, Chief …

    October 21, 2014 12:04 am
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Technology

  • LG to launch new phone with its own ‘Odin’ AP


    LG LG Electronics, Korea’s second largest handset vendor, will launch a new phone later this month that is, for the first time, powered by its self-made application processor. Odin, LG’s AP, is a System on a Chip processor for mobile, like Qualcomm’s Snapdragon or Samsung’s Exynos. According to sources familiar with the matter, LG is planning to launch the new Odin-powered phone as early as this week. “The launch of the new model (of handset) that is powered by LG’s self-developed AP is imminent,” one of the sources told ZDNet Korea. Sources said the phone will be a G3 derivative, and will be named as such. It is as yet unknown whether the handset will be launched globally, or only in Korea. Rumors of an LG-made AP, dubbed “Odin” by the media, have been going on for years but nothing has been unveiled commercially. Initial speculation was that the AP will likely go into flagship …

    October 20, 2014 11:03 pm
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Science

  • Heavy metal frost? A new look at a Venusian mystery


    Venus is hiding something beneath its brilliant shroud of clouds: a first order mystery about the planet that researchers may be a little closer to solving because of a new re-analysis of twenty-year-old spacecraft data. Venus’s surface can’t be seen from orbit in visible light because of the planet’s hot, dense, cloudy atmosphere. Instead, radar has been used by spacecraft to penetrate the clouds and map out the surface — both by reflecting radar off the surface to measure elevation and by looking at the radio emissions of the hot surface. The last spacecraft to map Venus in this way was Magellan, two decades ago. One of the Venusian surprises discovered at that time is that radio waves are reflected differently at different elevations on Venus. Also observed were a handful of radio dark spots at the highest elevations. Both enigmas have defied explanation. “There is general brightening upward trend in the highlands and then …

    October 20, 2014 11:23 pm
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Health

  • Ebola crisis turns a corner as U.S. issues new treatment protocols


    DALLAS (Reuters) – The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed to prevent medical workers from becoming infected. The new guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta come as 43 people who were exposed to the first patient diagnosed in the United States were declared risk free, easing a national sense of crisis that took hold after two Texas nurses who treated him contracted the disease. Under new protocols, Ebola healthcare workers also must undergo special training and demonstrate competency in using protective equipment. Use of the gear, now including coveralls, and single-use, disposable hoods, must be overseen by a supervisor to ensure proper procedures are followed when caring for patients with Ebola, which is transmitted through direct contact with bodily fluids but is not airborne. (CDC protocols: 1.usa.gov/1vYIwWA) …

    October 20, 2014 11:03 pm
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Entertainment

  • Katy Perry Tries To Hide Her New Red Locks Under Her Beanie


    Posted on Mon Oct 20th, 2014 3:00pm PDT       By X17 Staff Another day, another hair color! Mercurial singer Katy Perry may have been trying to hid her head under a beanie, but we couldn’t help notice her newly red tresses — and of course we dig the punky new style! Flanked by one big security guard, the “Dark Horse” songstress was at the LAX airport wearing a plaid minidress, tights, combat boots and a leather motorcycle jacket. That’s one sexy lady! The “Hot and Cold” singer turns 29 later this week. Last week Katy tweeted that all she wanted was her name on the marquee of a Shakey’s Pizza Parlor in Los Angeles. Ask and ye shall receive, KP! On Monday morning, the pizza palace put up a “Happy Birthday, Katy Perry” sign, and then a rep said the chain restaurant was planning on changing the marquees on all their California locations for the fun-loving birthday …

    October 20, 2014 10:42 pm
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Editorial

  • Sayerville football saga: In praise of victims who spoke up about abuse


    Imagine what it was like when they turned off the locker room lights. A young football player, just a freshman in high school, is suddenly grabbed by upperclassmen. The gang pins him to the ground, immobilizing his arms and legs. Horrified, he pleads for mercy and help. To no avail. He can hear others cheering on the bullies. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Then, the boy is sexually assaulted. The details are too wretched and disgusting to recount here. But, according to police, there was force. And penetration. And abject terror. It is not enough for the defendants to claim that the same thing had been done to them by upperclassmen when they were freshmen, as has been reported. That may help explain their actions as “learned behavior,” but it cannot excuse them in a court of law. Other players stood by and watched. Some laughed. They did nothing. No one had the decency or strength of character …

    October 20, 2014 6:56 pm
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Odd News

  • San Francisco stations banish ‘Royals’ song ahead of World Series


    (Reuters) – At least two Northern California radio stations have pledged not to play New Zealand artist Lorde’s song “Royals,” in solidarity with the San Francisco Giants during their World Series matchup with the Kansas City Royals. The decision by San Francisco stations KOIT and KFOG to drop the song, which has nothing to do with the baseball team, comes as the Giants and Royals prepare to play Game One of the championship series on Tuesday. In response, Kansas City station KZPT said it would play the song every hour on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. KZPT said it was a sister station of KOIT. “They’re our sister station, and as the old saying goes: ‘You can pick your friends but you can’t necessarily pick your family,’ and if they don’t play it, then we will,” KZPT programming director Tony Lorino said in a phone interview. Last week, KOIT posted a small image …

    October 20, 2014 7:16 pm
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