• The Talk’s Sara Gilbert Gives Birth To Son

    The Talk’s Sara Gilbert Gives Birth To Son

    Posted on Mon Mar 2nd, 2015 2:12pm PDT       By X17 Staff Photo by The Talk He’s the talk of the town! Sara Gilbert has welcomed a son, Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry, with her wife, songwriting superstar...
  • Isles add Neuvirth

    Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders swapped goaltenders ahead of Monday’s trade deadline with Michal Neuvirth moving to Long Island in exchange for Chad Johnson. The Metropolitan Division-leading Islanders also...
  • Police question Nemtsov girlfriend

    Police question Nemtsov girlfriend

    2 March 2015 Last updated at 12:07 Anna Durytska, a 23-year-old model, said she had known Nemtsov for three years Russian police are still questioning the Ukrainian girlfriend of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was...
  • Del Potro sees comeback by late March

    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Former world number four Juan Martin Del Potro, having drawn confidence from his brief Sydney return in January, said on Monday he was confident of a full comeback “very soon”. The...
  • France ‘rebuked over smacking’

    France ‘rebuked over smacking’

    2 March 2015 Last updated at 18:50 French parents are allowed a “right to discipline” children Europe’s top human rights watchdog is to rebuke France for its failure to explicitly ban smacking children, Le Monde...

Headline News

  • Georgia’s sole female death row inmate set to be executed


    ATLANTA (Reuters) – The only woman on death row in Georgia is scheduled to be executed on Monday for her husband’s 1997 murder, barring last-minute legal action. Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, would be the first woman executed by the state in 70 years. Prosecutors said she plotted with her boyfriend, Gregory Owen, to kill her husband, Douglas Gissendaner, who was stabbed to death in a desolate area in suburban Atlanta after being abducted from his home. Owen confessed to carrying out the Feb. 7, 1997, murder and implicated Kelly Gissendaner. He is serving a life sentence. Gissendaner’s execution by injection was reset for Monday night at a prison in Jackson, Georgia, after a winter storm prompted state officials to postpone it last week. The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday afternoon turned down Gissendaner’s request for a stay of execution. Gissendaner’s attorneys asked the State Board of Pardons and Paroles to reconsider its decision last week …

    March 2, 2015 4:08 pm
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Politics

  • U.S. concerned after Venezuela says Americans detained: State Department


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is concerned with the situation in Venezuela following President Nicolas Maduro’s announcement over the weekend that his government had detained U.S. citizens, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Monday. Venezuela summoned the U.S. charge d’affaires for a meeting with its foreign minister and others, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters, adding that she had no other details. On Saturday, Maduro said Venezuela detained U.S. citizens, including a pilot, on suspicion of espionage. (Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Emily Stephenson)

    March 2, 2015 1:49 pm
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Stocks

  • A bank is offering scented credit cards to Middle Eastern women


    Al Hilal Bank began marketing scented credit cards to women earlier this year. If the smell of money isn’t alluring enough, an Abu Dhabi bank is marketing scented credit cards to women in the Middle East. Al Hilal Bank recently released a credit card with a built-in “applet” that absorbs the smell of perfume, aimed at attracting female customers. The card also comes with a nicely boxed signature scent and a number of perks, from discounts for female-centric brands to airport lounge access. The bank said that the card was designed for “young, ambitious and empowered women” as a way to stand out. “Today’s modern Emirati woman wants to send out a strong message about her individuality and her capacity to become a productive member of society while staying true to her heritage,” said Mariam Yousef Ahli, Al Hilal Bank’s head of corporate communications, in a press release. Related: The richest women around the world …

    March 2, 2015 4:07 pm
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Sports

  • Isles add Neuvirth


    Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders swapped goaltenders ahead of Monday’s trade deadline with Michal Neuvirth moving to Long Island in exchange for Chad Johnson. The Metropolitan Division-leading Islanders also yielded a third-round draft pick in 2016 to land Neuvirth, who is expected to back up Jaroslav Halak. Neuvirth, 26, has played well this season for the lowly Sabres, going 6-17-3 with a 2.99 goals against average and a .918 save percentage over 27 games. A former second-round selection of Washington, the Czech netminder is 65-60-16 with a 2.73 GAA in 163 career outings with the Capitals and Sabres. Neuvirth is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent following the 2014-15 season. Johnson was 8-8-1 with a 3.08 GAA and a .889 save percentage in 19 appearances for New York this season. He signed a two-year deal to join the Islanders last summer. In addition to his time with the …

    March 2, 2015 4:08 pm
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World News

  • Police question Nemtsov girlfriend


    2 March 2015 Last updated at 12:07 Anna Durytska, a 23-year-old model, said she had known Nemtsov for three years Russian police are still questioning the Ukrainian girlfriend of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was with him when he was shot dead in Moscow. Anna Durytska’s lawyer told Russian media that she was anxious to go home temporarily to see her mother in Kiev. “I don’t understand why I’m still on Russian territory,” she told Russia’s independent TV Rain (Dozhd). Police were holding her for safety reasons, she said. But her lawyer said the police “are acting correctly”. The killing took place on Friday night on Great Moskvoretsky Bridge, near the Kremlin wall. Mr Nemtsov, 55, had just been dining at a restaurant with Ms Durytska. Supporters’ slogans said Mr Nemtsov “died for the future of Russia” and “fought for a free Russia” They left together to walk to his flat, crossing the bridge, where …

    March 2, 2015 4:08 pm
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Technology

  • Canadians ‘Spocking’ their currency in tribute to Leonard Nimoy


    Reddit Since Friday, the world has been grieving the passing of Leonard Nimoy, with many touching tributes to the man best known for his role as Spock on “Star Trek” hitting the Internet over the weekend. Perhaps one of our favorites so far is happening in Canada, where Trekkies are “Spocking Fives” by putting images of Nimoy on the country’s $5 bill. Canada’s $5 bill features a large image of Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier, and the note is a shade of blue that’s incredibly close to that of the uniform worn by Spock in “Star Trek.” On Friday, Canadian Design Resource, a site for Canadian designers, sent out a tweet urging Canadians to “Spock” their $5 bills by taking a pen and turning the portrait of Sir Wilfrid Laurier into a picture of Spock. The idea of “Spocking Fives” isn’t entirely new, and can be traced back to at least 2008 when the “Spock …

    March 2, 2015 1:48 pm
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Science

  • Munching bugs thwart eager trees, reducing the carbon sink


    Related images(click to enlarge) In a high carbon dioxide world, the trees would come out ahead. Except for the munching bugs. A new study published in Nature Plants shows that hungry, plant-eating insects may limit the ability of forests to take up elevated levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, reducing their capacity to slow human-driven climate change. The finding is significant because climate change models typically fail to consider changes in the activities of insects in the ecosystem, says Richard Lindroth, a professor of ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the leader of the study. The research suggests it’s time to add insects to the models. Carbon dioxide typically makes plants grow faster and makes them more efficient in how they use nutrients. But the amount of damage caused by leaf-munching bugs in the study nearly doubled under high carbon dioxide conditions, leading to an estimated 70g of carbon-sequestering biomass lost per meter …

    March 2, 2015 1:48 pm
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Health

  • Texas nurse sues Dallas hospital over Ebola infection


    DALLAS (Reuters) – A nurse filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Texas hospital where she worked, saying it did not do enough to prevent her from being infected with Ebola and invaded her privacy after she was diagnosed with the virus. In the suit Nina Pham brought against Texas Health Resources (THR) in Dallas County Court, she claims the hospital did not initially provide nurses with proper protective equipment or properly train staff on how to treat the disease. The suit accuses the hospital of negligence and deception. It does not specify an amount in damages. Pham, 26, became the first person to contract the disease in the United States when she was treating a man who picked up the virus in Liberia. “I was hoping that THR would be more open and honest about everything that happened at the hospital, and the things they didn’t do that led to me getting infected with …

    March 2, 2015 1:49 pm
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Entertainment

  • The Talk’s Sara Gilbert Gives Birth To Son


    Posted on Mon Mar 2nd, 2015 2:12pm PDT       By X17 Staff Photo by The Talk He’s the talk of the town! Sara Gilbert has welcomed a son, Rhodes Emilio Gilbert Perry, with her wife, songwriting superstar Linda Perry. On today’s episode of The Talk, fellow co-host Julie Chen announced, “Our very own Sara and her wife Linda are the proud parents of a new baby boy and both mother and child are doing well.” The former child star announced that she and Perry, who were married last March, were expecting this past September during an episode of The Talk in which the co-hosts faced their fears. The Roseanne actress, whose fear was to have a cinder block dropped on her stomach while laying on a bed of nails, decided to opt out of the dare due to her pregnancy. The 40-year-old told viewers, “Before we go I just want to say I’m actually not going to …

    March 2, 2015 4:27 pm
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Editorial

  • Hillary 5.0: Why rebranding Clinton for 2016 race may be impossible


    If, as The Washington Post recently reported, a new attempt by “marketing wizards” to “rebrand” Hillary Clinton is “focused on developing imaginative ways to let ‘Hillary be Hillary,’” then Mrs. Clinton and her presumed 2016 presidential campaign are in deep trouble. That’s because when “Hillary is Hillary,” all kinds of contradictions and causes for mistrust arise. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The Washington Post wrote that, “Clinton’s words suggest that her 2016 campaign will stress economic fairness.” But consider Mrs. Clinton’s words, in a “thought leadership” lecture at UCLA. Mrs. Clinton said, “Businesses have taken advantage of unpaid internships to an extent that it is blocking the opportunities for young people to move on into paid employment.” When “Hillary is Hillary,” all kinds of contradictions and causes for mistrust arise. What the fawning mainstream media has missed is that the Clinton Global Initiative (part of the Bill, Hillary Chelsea Clinton Foundation), in conducting its business, has taken advantage …

    March 2, 2015 2:27 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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