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  • Body cam footage shows Washington officer rescuing woman from burning car


    A Washington state police officer is being hailed a hero for rescuing a woman from a burning car on Saturday and the dramatic moment was captured on his body camera. Spokane police said in a press release Officer Tim Schwering arrived on the scene of a burning vehicle Friday night. Kimberly Novak had called for help, saying he was trapped in the vehicle as the passenger side began to fill with smoke. Schwering managed to break a window with his baton, but couldn’t unlock the door. Police said Schwering had to break the driver’s side window and have Novak climb out that window. The officer received help from a neighbor nearby. Schwering was later treated at a hospital and released. Novak recalled the incident in an interview with KHQ-TV. She said she hit an ice patch in Spokane and her car suddenly shut off. Her locks also wouldn’t open, which is why Schwering had to …

    January 23, 2017 12:05 am
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Politics

  • Ethics lawyers to sue Trump over foreign payments


    A group including former White House ethics attorneys will file a lawsuit on Monday accusing President Donald Trump of allowing his businesses to accept payments from foreign governments, in violation of the U.S. Constitution. Deepak Gupta, a Supreme Court litigator working on the case, said the lawsuit would allege that the Constitution’s emoluments clause forbids payments to Trump’s businesses. It will seek a court order forbidding Trump from accepting such payments, he said. The case, reported earlier by the New York Times, is part of a wave of litigation expected to be filed against Trump by liberal advocacy groups. It will be filed in a Manhattan federal court, Gupta said, and plaintiffs will include Richard Painter, a former ethics lawyer in Republican President George W. Bush’s White House. A Trump spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment. Trump’s son Eric Trump, an executive vice president of the Trump Organization, told the Times on Sunday …

    January 22, 2017 9:03 pm
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Stocks

  • Corning Pre Earnings: Growth Momentum Built In Last Quarter To Continue In Q4’16


    Corning ( GLW ) will report its Q4’16 earnings on Tuesday, January 24th. We expect its revenues to increase on the back on strong demand for display technology products, which typically display seasonal strength in the fourth quarter. Corning’s optical communication business has also picked up growth momentum after slight decline in revenues due to software implementation issue in Q1’16, and this is expected to continue in Q4 as well. We may also start seeing growth in Corning’s specialty materials and environmental technology sales from this quarter, due to new contract wins in both segments. Declining operating income has been a concern for Corning in the first half of 2016, but its margins improved in Q3’16 and we expect this momentum to be carried in this quarter as well. Strong Performance Of Optical And Display Segments To Continue Corning’s overall revenues grew in second and third quarter of 2016, driven by strong performance in optical communications and …

    January 22, 2017 11:24 pm
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Sports

  • Slay the dragon? Steelers left their sword at home in Patriots blowout


    9:54 PM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Someone cover Chris Hogan. The biggest game of the year featuring two storied franchises and the Pittsburgh Steelers let a secondary receiver option torch them for a New England Patriots playoff record 180 yards and two touchdowns But, really, several blown coverages on Hogan were simply emblematic of the Steelers’ sloppy performance on the biggest stage, a 36-17 AFC Championship loss to New England that negated the positive energy of a nine-game winning streak that had gotten them this far. Forget slaying the dragon. The Steelers slayed themselves. Le’Veon Bell getting hurt early in hte game with a left groin injury had nothing to do with the Patriots converting 9-of-12 third downs to open the game, or the fact Tom Brady now has 22 touchdowns and zero interceptions in his last seven Steelers games. Brady saw minimal pressure from a Steelers …

    January 22, 2017 9:03 pm
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World News

  • Britain’s May refuses to talk about reported test missile failure


    Jan. 22 (UPI) — Prime Minister Theresa May refused Sunday to offered details on the reported failure of an unarmed British Trident missile from a submarine off the coast of Florida last June. But several members of parliament called for a full investigation of the reported failure and possible coverup weeks before a House of Commons vote on the future of the nuclear missiles. During an interview with the BBC, May wouldn’t say if she knew about the failure, let alone the test ahead of time. She was asked four times by Andrew Marr whether she knew about the failure before the Commons voted 472-117 in July to spend $53 billion renewing Trident. At the time, she said it would be “an act of gross irresponsibility” for the Britain to abandon its nuclear weapons. On Sunday, she said “I have absolute faith in our Trident missiles.” “There are tests that take place all the time, …

    January 22, 2017 4:02 pm
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Technology

  • Amazon and Google fight crucial battle over voice recognition


    Amazon and Google always thrive in the fourth quarter as people get out their wallets for Christmas. Both companies – or in Google’s case, its parent group, Alphabet – are therefore expected to announce booming revenues in their fourth-quarter results over the next fortnight, with Alphabet going first on Thursday and Amazon the following week. But analysts are already looking beyond the simple question of how many cardboard boxes Amazon filled and how many searches Google answered. They’re wondering which company will win the battle to control your home. That battle is being fought by two carafe-sized cylinders from the respective companies. One is Amazon’s Echo, with its voice-operated “personal assistant”, Alexa; the other is Google Home, which responds to the phrase “OK Google”. Both are internet-connected, home-based devices which can be command to do things: give the weather forecast; play music; read out news headlines; update shopping lists; and control “smart” devices in the …

    January 22, 2017 8:41 am
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Science

  • Former Lawrence Livermore physicist begins jail term


    Behind bars: fraudulent physicist begins 18 month jail sentence A former Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist has been sentenced by a court in California to 18 months in prison for submitting false data and reports with the “purpose of defrauding a government agency”. Sean Darin Kinion, 44, who earned his physics PhD from the University of California, Davis, pleaded guilty in June to mail fraud and acknowledged that he was involved in “a scheme to defraud the government out of money intended to fund research”. In addition to his prison term, which will begin on 26 January, Kinion will have to pay $3,317,893 in compensation to the US government. He will also undergo supervision for three years following his release from prison. According to Lawrence Livermore spokesperson Lynda Seaver, the lab began to see “red flags” in Kinion’s work in late summer 2012 and, after initially putting him on leave, lab administrators sacked the physicist in …

    January 21, 2017 12:12 am
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Health

  • Best Ways to Steer Clear of the Flu


    SATURDAY, Jan. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The best way for people to protect themselves from the flu is to get vaccinated — and it’s not too late to get a shot, an infectious diseases expert says. The flu vaccine also protects those who aren’t able to get it, including infants younger than 6 months and people with certain allergies and medical conditions, said Dr. Jeffrey Kahn. He is chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Those who think it’s too late to get vaccinated should reconsider since flu season lasts until spring, Kahn said in a medical center news release. UT Southwestern outlines other ways people can reduce their risk of getting the flu: Keep your hands clean. Be sure to wash your hands well and often. If soap and water aren’t readily available, opt for an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. It’s also important to be aware of what you …

    January 23, 2017 12:05 am
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Entertainment

  • SNL Makes Headlines For Political Commentary, Modern Family Actress Julie Bowen Slammed For Barron Trump Tweets


    Posted on Sun Jan 22nd, 2017 8:47am PDT       By X17 Staff This is definitely taking it TOO far … A writer for Saturday Night Live Tweeted Saturday that 10-year-old Barron Trump “will be this country’s first homeschool shooter.” Katie Rich has since deleted the Tweet after suffering some major flack for her extremely inappropriate post. The Tweet was up for about three hours before the SNL writer delete it and made her Twitter account private. Everyone agrees … Trump’s son Barron — and all children — are OFF LIMITS! Rich wasn’t the only one to target the young Barron … Modern Family actress Julie Bowen posted a series of Tweets mocking the little boy during Inauguration Day. Humorous, some say, trolling and inappropriate, say many others. Bowen joked about Barron appearing to play with his Gameboy during the event and then feeling ashamed of daddy Donald as the new president bopped his head during a performance …

    January 22, 2017 11:25 pm
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Editorial

  • Why Jeff Sessions as our next attorney general should reassure, not alarm, all Americans


    “There was one moment in Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing,” writes Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick, “that revealed why so many are so terrified of him.”  Lithwick deemed this moment so inflammatory that she called it “reprehensible” and “gobsmacking.”  Somewhat more restrained, Politico’s Seung Min Kim and Josh Gerstein said it was “head-scratching.” What was this extraordinary occurrence?  Had Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general of the United States embraced the notion of a terrorist state like, say, Iran having nukes? Was he in favor of packing the electorate with illegal immigrants and thus changing the electoral landscape forever? Had he admitted to using a private server for thousands of classified documents? Perhaps he voiced his support for abortion-on-demand, thereby adding to the more than 50 million children that have been terminated since Roe v. Wade? Of course, not. Senate Democrats and their media allies see none of these things as “reprehensible” (as they certainly are).  No, the …

    January 22, 2017 4:43 pm
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Odd News

  • Drone pilot shocked by sharks swimming around Florida surfers


    A drone operator in Florida said he was trying to capture video of boats when he stumbled on a more shocking sight — sharks swimming around oblivious surfers. Jason Griffeth said he took his new camera drone from his Vero Beach home to the Fort Pierce Inlet to capture footage of boats Friday morning when he decided to get some shots of surfers and paddle boarders he sighted nearby. “As I got about 300 feet in the air, I noticed there was some big fish swimming out near the surfers,” Griffeth told WPBF-TV. “I was like, ‘Those kind of look like sharks.’” The video, posted to YouTube, shows the sharks — and some large fish that appear to be tarpon — swimming all around the surfers and paddle boarders, who appeared not to notice their sub-aquatic company. “And I was kind of freaking out because I had no way to notify the surfers because I …

    January 22, 2017 4:43 pm
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