• Internet crashes in North Korea

    Internet crashes in North Korea

    23 December 2014 Last updated at 01:05 North Korea has denied a recent cyber-attack against Sony Pictures North Korea has been suffering severe internet outages, with one analyst saying the country’s access to the web...
  • No. 21 Buckeyes overwhelm RedHawks

    Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – Kam Williams led No. 21 Ohio State with 18 points and the Buckeyes rolled to an easy wire-to-wire win over the Miami-Ohio RedHawks, 93-55, Monday. Ohio State (10-2) went on a...
  • A peek into North Korea’s Internet

    A peek into North Korea’s Internet

      So, North Korea’s Internet went down. What is it like anyway? For most North Koreans, it’s nonexistent. There are only 1,024 known IP addresses in the entire country. The Internet is typically reserved for...
  • Sydney bids farewell to siege dead

    Sydney bids farewell to siege dead

    22 December 2014 Last updated at 23:57 Ms Dawson (left) and Mr Johnson (right) are being remembered for their heroic actions during the siege Sydney is remembering the victims of the Lindt cafe siege, with...

Headline News

  • U.S. West Coast port employers seek mediation in dockworker talks


    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Shipping lines and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports requested federal mediation on Monday in their contract talks with the union for 20,000 dockworkers, saying the two sides remain far from a deal after seven months of negotiations. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union has so far resisted previous calls by the National Retail Federation and others for President Barack Obama to intervene in the talks through mediation, saying the parties were making slow but steady progress. But the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) said the parties remained unable to clinch an agreement in the latest round of bargaining sessions, following an exchange of proposals with the union. “After the latest back-and-forth between the parties failed to resolve their differences … PMA has now agreed that outside intervention is necessary to bring the talks to conclusion,” the management organization said in a statement. There was no immediate response from the …

    December 22, 2014 8:04 pm
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Politics

  • Pentagon says Lockheed met target for 36 F-35 deliveries in 2014


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Lockheed Martin Corp met its target of delivering 36 F-35 fighter jets to the U.S. government in 2014, paving the way for the firm to collect most of the associated performance fees, a spokesman for the Pentagon’s F-35 program office said Monday. The U.S. government on Monday accepted the last of the 36 jets due to be delivered by Lockheed this year, said Joe DellaVedova, spokesman for the F-35 program office. The company accelerated deliveries in the final months of the year to meet the target. (Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)

    December 22, 2014 4:22 pm
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Stocks

  • A peek into North Korea’s Internet


      So, North Korea’s Internet went down. What is it like anyway? For most North Koreans, it’s nonexistent. There are only 1,024 known IP addresses in the entire country. The Internet is typically reserved for government officials, a few foreign ambassadors and outside assistance groups, according to a North Korean defector-turned-journalist. By comparison, the United States has 1.5 billion IP addresses. It’s important to note that it’s not one IP address per device, so there could be thousands of devices hooked up to the Internet in North Korea. Still, it still has one of the smallest Internet presences in the world. All sorts of devices are hooked up to the Internet there, however. There are a few Sony PlayStations and XBoxes, and some of those ubiquitous voice-over-IP office phones, too. Researchers have even spotted a MacBook — one single Macbook — connected to the world-facing Internet. Companies like Apple (AAPL, Tech30), Sony (SNE) and Microsoft …

    December 22, 2014 7:23 pm
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Sports

  • No. 21 Buckeyes overwhelm RedHawks


    Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – Kam Williams led No. 21 Ohio State with 18 points and the Buckeyes rolled to an easy wire-to-wire win over the Miami-Ohio RedHawks, 93-55, Monday. Ohio State (10-2) went on a 17-0 run in the first half, and the game was never close from there. Marc Loving scored 16 points and pulled down eight rebounds, and D’Angelo Russell added 15 points with nine assists. Keita Bates-Diop chipped in 12 points with seven boards, and Jae’Sean Tate scored 10. The RedHawks (3-8) were paced by L.J. Livingston’s career-high 17 points off the bench. He shot 7-of-8 from the field and grabbed eight boards. Geovonie McKnight was the RedHawks’ only other scorer in double figures with 10 points. Ohio State started out 9-of-13 from the floor, including hitting six shots in a row to jump out to a 22-7 lead at the 11:20 mark of the first half. Russell scored nine of those …

    December 22, 2014 8:04 pm
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World News

  • Internet crashes in North Korea


    23 December 2014 Last updated at 01:05 North Korea has denied a recent cyber-attack against Sony Pictures North Korea has been suffering severe internet outages, with one analyst saying the country’s access to the web was entirely cut. The disruption comes days after the US accused North Korea of being behind a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures. US President Barack Obama had promised a “proportional” response, though officials would not comment on any US involvement in the current outages. Analysts said technical problems or a cyber-attack could be to blame. “For the past 24 hours North Korea’s connectivity to the outside world has been progressively getting degraded to the point now that they are totally offline,” said Doug Madory of internet analysis company Dyn Research. Arbor Networks, an internet technology service, said it had detected denial-of-service attacks against North Korea’s infrastructure beginning on Saturday. Only a small proportion of people have access to the internet in …

    December 22, 2014 8:04 pm
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Technology

  • Your bike and your smartphone become one with this Kickstarter connected bike system


    Antuan Goodwin/CNET Short for “Connected Bike,” the COBI system is a modular cockpit that adds some of the intelligence of a connected car to almost any bicycle on the road. The system is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter and, with just a few days left, the developers stopped by CNET’s offices with a very early prototype. Out of the box, there are two parts to the COBI system: There’s the hardware, which consists of the COBI Hub and its thumbstick controller. On the software side, COBI provides an app that runs on the rider’s smartphone. The Hub, which looks like an enlarged headlight that, attaches to the bike’s handlebars, wrapping around and over the the stem. In addition to providing forward illumination from its LED ring light, the Hub provides anti-theft capabilities in the form of an accelerometer-triggered light and sound alarm. Connected to the Hub is a thumb controller that also attaches to the …

    December 22, 2014 4:42 pm
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Science

  • NASA Takes Giant Leaps on the Journey to Mars, Eyes Our Home Planet and the Distant Universe, Tests Technologies and Improves the Skies Above in 2014


    [image-50]In 2014, NASA took significant steps on the agency’s journey to Mars — testing cutting-edge technologies and making scientific discoveries while studying our changing Earth and the infinite universe as the agency made progress on the next generation of air travel. “We continued to make great progress on our journey to Mars this year, awarding contracts to American companies who will return human space flight launches to U.S. soil, advancing space technology development; and successfully completing the first flight of Orion, the next deep space spacecraft in which our astronauts will travel,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. “We moved forward on our work to create quieter, greener airplanes and develop technologies to make air travel more efficient; and we advanced our study of our changing home planet, Earth, while increasing our understanding of others in our solar system and beyond.” Journey to Mars NASA achieved a major milestone in December on its journey to Mars …

    December 22, 2014 4:43 pm
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Health

  • Exercise tied to prostate cancer survival


    (Reuters Health) – Among men with prostate cancer, those who lead active lifestyles have better survival rates than those who don’t, a new study suggests. There are many benefits to being physically active, but the new results suggest there are “specific effects also on the survival among prostate cancer patients,” said the study’s lead author Stephanie Bonn of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. “There is great potential for men diagnosed with prostate cancer to improve their own survival by being physically active,” she wrote in an email to Reuters Health. In the U.S. alone, about 210,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year and about 28,000 die of it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Previous studies have found links between physical activity and survival in cancer patients, but few looked at prostate cancer, Bonn and her colleagues write in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. For the new study, they …

    December 22, 2014 4:42 pm
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Entertainment

  • Ansel Elgort isn’t gay, but he does have some bedroom secrets


    More: Divergent — differences between the book and the movie The Divergent actor is clearing up the rumors that he’s gay with some pretty direct tweets. Just in case it isn’t clear… I like girls. A lot. — Ansel Elgort (@AnselElgort) December 18, 2014 Also let me say if I was gay I wouldn’t hide it. Being gay or straight isn’t bad or good it just IS. U are who you are. Be true to yourself. — Ansel Elgort (@AnselElgort) December 18, 2014 We also love how Elgort uses his declaration to simultaneously encourage people to be true to themselves. Elgort himself may not be gay, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t also a huge supporter of the LGBT community. According to E! Online, he and Nat Wolff recreated the Fault in Our Stars movie poster with Wolff subbing in for Shailene Woodley for their gay fans. More: TRAILER — love overcomes all in The Fault …

    December 22, 2014 6:23 pm
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Editorial

  • Hey, ill-tempered atheist, hands off the baby Jesus, step away from the manger


    My atheist readers should prepare to have their egg nog curdled because I’m about to reveal something that’s politically incorrect. I believe that Jesus is the reason for the season and that makes me about as politically incorrect as they come – especially among our nation’s ill-tempered atheists. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT I made that revelation in my upcoming Fox News Radio special, “The Todd Starnes All-American Christmas” set to air on Christmas Eve.  I believe that Jesus is the reason for the season and that makes me about as politically incorrect as they come – especially among our nation’s ill-tempered atheists. I’ve often wondered why folks like the Freedom From Religion Foundation get their Christmas stockings in a twist at the mere mention of the baby wrapped in swaddling clothes. Maybe all they got for Christmas one year was a package of underwear and a can of Aunt Edna’s fruit cake? CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW TODD …

    December 22, 2014 4:42 pm
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Odd News

  • Among the year’s oddest stories, animal tales were top dogs


    NEW YORK (Reuters) – It was the year of the family pet behaving badly: A dog got sick from eating dozens of socks and a puppy took the rap for driving the family car into a pond. Angry cats held their owners hostage on at least two occasions. A review of the oddest Reuters stories of 2014 also offers numerous examples of less-than-virtuous human behavior. There was the hapless burglar whose criminal career came to a crashing halt when he left his Facebook page open in a house he was accused of robbing. And don’t forget the Texas man went to jail for urinating on the Alamo. To be sure, many tales from the animal kingdom this year were by turns heart-warming and hilarious, and more than a few came out of the Golden State or the Sunshine State. A parrot that spoke English with a British accent went missing for four years, only to …

    December 22, 2014 8:40 am
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