• A’s send Doolittle back to DL

    Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Oakland Athletics placed reliever Sean Doolittle back on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain on Saturday. Doolittle missed the first 1 1/2 months of the season with...
  • Nigeria militant attacks kill 29

    Nigeria militant attacks kill 29

    President Muhammadu Buhari plans to move Nigeria’s military command centre to Maiduguri A suicide bomber has killed at least 16 people at a mosque in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, police say. Dozens more were...
  • Royals finally activate Rios from DL

    Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – The Kansas City Royals activated outfielder Alex Rios from the disabled list on Saturday. Rios had been sidelined since early April with a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his...
  • Nigeria militants strike Maiduguri

    Nigeria militants strike Maiduguri

    President Muhammadu Buhari plans to move Nigeria’s military command centre to Maiduguri A suicide bomber has killed 13 people at a mosque in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, eyewitnesses say. Dozens were wounded in the...
  • Nationals place Strasburg on DL

    Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – The Washington Nationals have placed right-hander Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with neck tightness. Strasburg was removed from Friday’s start against the Cincinnati Reds in the second inning. He...

Headline News

  • Man shot to death in confrontation with Oklahoma troopers during flood

    A man was shot to death by at least one Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper after he was told to get away from rising flood waters on a road and began fighting with a trooper, an official said on Saturday. The unusual shooting occurred on Friday evening as more storms and flooding swept through parts of the state. The weather has led to at least 11 deaths in the state this month. Two troopers who responded to an emergency call about a stalled vehicle northeast of Okmulgee, less than 30 miles south of Tulsa, saw two men trying to move a pickup-truck on a flooded road, said Highway Patrol spokesman Captain Paul Timmons. “The water was rising pretty rapidly and it was running across the roadway already,” Timmons said. The troopers told the men to walk to where they were on dry land, and when they did as ordered a fight broke out and one trooper …

    May 30, 2015 4:42 pm


  • With tough words for Wall St., O’Malley launches White House bid

    BALTIMORE, Maryland Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley blasted social injustice and Wall Street excesses as he launched a White House bid on Saturday, casting himself as a younger, more liberal alternative to Democratic Party frontrunner Hillary Clinton. “Powerful, wealthy special interests here at home have used our government to create, in our own country, an economy that is leaving a majority of our people behind,” said O’Malley, opening his 2016 presidential campaign with a rally at a waterfront park in downtown Baltimore. O’Malley, who has aggressively courted his party’s liberal wing, began his political career in Baltimore, first as a member of city council and then as mayor. Decrying big banks as having been behind the financial crisis of 2008, O’Malley singled out Goldman Sachs (GS.N) for particular criticism. He said Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein recently told his employees that “he’d be just fine” with either Republican Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton as president …

    May 30, 2015 1:39 pm


  • Traditional IRA vs. Roth IRA

    Start by looking at your income. There are income limits for Roth IRAs, so if your income is above those limits, then it’s a no-brainer: a traditional IRA is the only one for you. Let’s say you’re eligible for both a Roth and a traditional IRA. Generally, you’re better off in a traditional if you expect to be in a lower tax bracket when you retire. By deducting your contributions now, you lower your current tax bill. When you retire and start withdrawing money, you’ll be in a lower tax bracket, thereby giving less money overall to the tax man. If you expect to be in the same or higher tax bracket when you retire, you may instead want to consider contributing to a Roth IRA, which allows you to get your tax bill settled now rather than later. But it can be difficult, if not impossible, to guess what tax bracket you will be …

    May 30, 2015 2:40 pm


  • A’s send Doolittle back to DL

    Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Oakland Athletics placed reliever Sean Doolittle back on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain on Saturday. Doolittle missed the first 1 1/2 months of the season with a strained rotator cuff. After five rehab appearances, the 2014 All-Star returned to Oakland’s bullpen and pitched an inning on Wednesday before going back on the DL. The left-hander had 22 saves and a 2.73 ERA in 61 appearances out of the bullpen in 2014. To take Doolittle’s spot on the 25-man roster, Oakland recalled right-hander Angel Castro from Triple-A Nashville. He had been optioned to the minors earlier in the week prior to Doolittle’s activation.

    May 30, 2015 4:42 pm

World News

  • Nigeria militant attacks kill 29

    President Muhammadu Buhari plans to move Nigeria’s military command centre to Maiduguri A suicide bomber has killed at least 16 people at a mosque in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, police say. Dozens more were wounded in the attack. It follows an overnight assault on the north-eastern city by Boko Haram, in which at least 13 people were killed before troops were able to push back the militants’ advance. The attacks came hours after Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as new president. He has vowed decisive action against Boko Haram. In recent years, the militants have killed thousands of people – mostly in north-eastern Nigeria – in its attempt to set up an Islamic state. So far, no group has said it carried out Saturday’s suicide bombing. ‘Bright flashes’ Late on Friday, Boko Haram fighters fired rocket-propelled grenades into the southern suburbs of Maiduguri for around three hours. The Nigerian army deployed armoured vehicles and …

    May 30, 2015 4:42 pm


  • Microsoft claims Surface 3 actually makes school fun (no, really)

    Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. See how attentive a Surface 3 can make your child? Microsoft screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET If you’re changing the tenor of your company, think big. Make it seem as if your products can cure diseases, perform the impossible and generally make people happier than ungulates rolling around in mud. This seems to be Microsoft’s strategy in its new ad for the Surface 3 tablet. The company is not merely going to promise that the Surface 3 is a very fine laptop-tablet hybrid. No, it’s going to suggest that by having one in front you, major dental surgery without anesthetic can be yours. The equivalent, at least. For here is Redmond claiming that its Surface 3 can actually make school fun. There are the odd days, of course, when school is amusing. But that’s why they’re called odd days. School has …

    May 30, 2015 5:01 pm


  • Infrared detector to free up Internet of tomorrow

    Fast operator: Ackert and his silicon photodetector A new kind of silicon photodetector invented by physicists in Canada and the UK should help to ensure that the Internet does not grind to a halt, as people share and download ever-more online data. The device, which could be built using existing chip-fabrication techniques, would ease the pressure on the Web’s data centres by opening up a new frequency range in optical communications. Ever-greater use of social media, video streaming and other data-heavy applications is causing a rapid rise in Internet use. US technology company Cisco Systems says that worldwide Internet traffic increased more than five-fold between 2008 and 2013, and is set to rise by another factor of three by 2018. This apparently insatiable appetite for online services puts pressure on the hardware that makes up the Internet, and in particular on the huge data centres that route bits and bytes between computers across the globe. …

    May 30, 2015 1:19 pm


  • Pfizer’s Ibrance drug slows progression of breast cancer

    CHICAGO A Phase III trial of Pfizer Inc’s Ibrance showed that, in combination with hormone therapy, the drug more than doubled the duration of disease control for women with the most common type of breast cancer. At the time of an interim analysis, patients given Ibrance and AstraZeneca Plc’s Faslodex (fulvestrant), a widely used treatment to block estrogen, lived an average of 9.2 months before their cancer worsened. This compared with 3.8 months for patients treated with Faslodex and a placebo. The trial, presented in Chicago at a meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, enrolled 521 patients whose breast cancer was classified as estrogen-receptor positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative. This category accounts for about 75 percent of all breast cancers. Ibrance, or palbociclib, was given conditional approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in February for such patients, but only those who had not previously been treated for advanced breast …

    May 30, 2015 1:39 pm


  • Teen Mom‘s Jenelle Evans is in trouble with the law — for the 13th time

    It all started when Evans’ baby daddy Nathan Griffith called the cops, accusing her of vandalizing his car during a custody dispute. He said when he went outside to confront Evans, she attacked him by punching, slapping and trying to kick him down a flight of stairs, and he said she reeked of booze. He also accused her of clawing at him and trying to choke him with his own shirt. According to the police report, Griffith has scratches on his neck, a ripped shirt and bruises on his face, all consistent with his story. However, Evans’ lawyer told TMZ that Griffith started the fight by trying to run over her with his truck after stealing her phone and refusing to hand over their son, and her PR team tweeted a message to the same effect. For those asking,Jenelle was at Nathan’s to pick up her son.Nathan stole her phone refused to hand over Kaiser.This …

    May 30, 2015 7:56 am


  • S’mores no more? Feds wage war of culinary aggression

    I have disturbing news to share with you from our federal government. The USDA wants Americans to remove chocolate and marshmallows and fire from our summertime s’mores. Instead – the USDA is suggesting we load up the graham crackers with strawberries and low-fat yogurt.  That’s not a s’more. That’s a fruit salad with an oversized graham cracker crouton. Over the past six years the Obama administration has waged a War of Culinary Aggression against lard-loving Americans. What kind of dystopian society have we become where a red blooded American cannot enjoy a graham cracker smothered in milk chocolate and topped with a slightly charred marshmallow? Banning cupcakes and Ho-Hos. cheeseburgers and Cheetos. Remember back in 2012 when Mrs. Obama served cabbage sloppy? Last year the U.S. Forest Service tried to convince us that s’mores would taste better if we replaced the chocolate with banana chunks and the graham crackers with angel food cake. It’s culinary …

    May 30, 2015 1:59 pm

Odd News

  • Atlanta NFL player charged in killing of girlfriend’s dog: police

    ATLANTA An Atlanta Falcons football player faces charges of aggravated animal cruelty after being accused of killing his girlfriend’s dog, police said on Friday. Prince Shembo, 23, an outside linebacker drafted by the Falcons in 2014, told the girlfriend he kicked her Yorkie while alone with the dog at his suburban Atlanta apartment on April 15, Gwinnett County Police said in a statement. She found the dog unresponsive at Shembo’s apartment and rushed the pet to an animal hospital where it died, police said. After Shembo told the girlfriend he had kicked the dog, she “ended their relationship,” police said. Tests showed the dog had died of significant internal injuries caused by blunt force, according to police. The 6-foot-2, 254-pound Shembo played college football at the University of Notre Dame, and was chosen by the Falcons in the fourth round of the 2014 draft, according to the team’s website. The Atlanta Falcons did not immediately …

    May 29, 2015 5:06 pm