• Paige scores 21 as UNC routs UCLA

    Nassau, Bahamas (SportsNetwork.com) – Marcus Paige totaled 21 points and five assists and No. 5 North Carolina got back on track with a 78-56 dismantling of 22nd-ranked UCLA in the second round of the Battle...
  • Hollande to visit Ebola-hit Guinea

    Hollande to visit Ebola-hit Guinea

    28 November 2014 Last updated at 02:58 Ebola patients are taken to dedicated treatment centres across Guinea French President Francois Hollande is to arrive in Guinea, becoming the first Western leader to visit a nation...
  • Crowdfunding helps Ferguson bakery rebuild

    Crowdfunding helps Ferguson bakery rebuild

      Thanksgiving is looking up for Natalie Dubose, the Ferguson entrepreneur whose bakery was trashed by rowdy protesters overnight Monday. Dubose owns Natalie’s Cakes and More, and has raised more than $84,000 since creating a...
  • Eagles crush Cowboys to grab NFC East lead

    Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – Mark Sanchez threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score as the Philadelphia Eagles seized sole possession of first place in the NFC East with a 33-10 win over the...
  • NZ murderer deported from Brazil

    NZ murderer deported from Brazil

    28 November 2014 Last updated at 01:16 Phillip Smith used a passport in his birth name Phillip Traynor to fly out of Auckland airport A New Zealand man serving a life term for child molestation...

Headline News

  • Oregon town in search of new police dog after first was dismissed for poor performance


    CANNON BEACH, Ore. –  A 2-year-old Belgian Malinois was supposed to be the ninth member of the police force in the Oregon coastal town of Cannon Beach, but “Cash” just didn’t have what it takes. The dog was dismissed from the force before seeing any action or gaining any glory. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Cash was skittish, afraid of heights and had a barking problem. Noises would scare him. When he had to jump onto counters in search of drugs, he showed too much resistance. He would often bark aggressively rather than go straight to the drugs. Barking is “fine as an alert, but you can’t get anything done when you’re trying to get him to find dope and he’s just barking in your face,” said Officer Josh Gregory, the dog’s former handler, told the Daily Astorian (http://bit.ly/1HCFH1x). “That’s not the temperament we wanted to set for Cannon Beach,” Police Chief Jason Schermerhorn said. Cash was returned …

    November 27, 2014 9:03 pm
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Politics

  • Protests dwindle in Ferguson


    By ALAN SCHER ZAGIER, TOM FOREMAN JR. November 27, 2014 Snow falls as Missouri National Guard stand outside of the Ferguson Police Department Wednesday(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) The throngs of protesters who overran Ferguson after the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case dwindled to just a few small groups as people began cleaning up this battered community and seeking something closer to a normal routine. Scattered demonstrations continued Wednesday, including protesters who rushed into St. Louis City Hall screaming “Shame, shame.” But the tension that led to arson and looting earlier in the week seemed all but gone, two days after the announcement that a white police officer would not face charges in the fatal shooting of the black 18-year-old. There were no reports of major confrontations or damage to property. Around the nation, most of the protests were peaceful, but others were more unruly, including a demonstration in Oakland, California, in which protesters …

    November 27, 2014 6:21 pm
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Stocks

  • Crowdfunding helps Ferguson bakery rebuild


      Thanksgiving is looking up for Natalie Dubose, the Ferguson entrepreneur whose bakery was trashed by rowdy protesters overnight Monday. Dubose owns Natalie’s Cakes and More, and has raised more than $84,000 since creating a crowdfunding page Tuesday afternoon to rebuild her business. “I am just so grateful for all the love and support that’s been showed to me,” she told CNNMoney after learning that another $30,000 had been added to the site since the last time she checked. (She was too busy baking to monitor it.) “I think I cried so much, I shouldn’t have any more tears,” she said. Dubose, a single mother of two children, just opened for business in June and raised her start up funds through bake sales at flea markets. She said she put everything she had into the bakery, and was devastated to discover that vandals had smashed in her shop windows during violent protests in the Missouri …

    November 27, 2014 9:23 pm
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Sports

  • Paige scores 21 as UNC routs UCLA


    Nassau, Bahamas (SportsNetwork.com) – Marcus Paige totaled 21 points and five assists and No. 5 North Carolina got back on track with a 78-56 dismantling of 22nd-ranked UCLA in the second round of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Justin Jackson scored 12 points while J.P. Tokoto and Isaiah Hicks netted 10 apiece for the Tar Heels (4-1), who were upset by Butler in the opening round of the tournament. Nothing went right in this one for UCLA (4-2), which was pressured into 23 turnovers and went just 1-of-14 shooting from behind the arc. Norman Powell finished with 15 points and five steals in the setback. UCLA was the better team out of the gate. Bryce Alford’s jumper at 13:55 capped a hot-shooting start that spotted the Bruins an 18-11 lead. UNC then rattled off six straight and 11 of the next 12 points to climb in front. A wide open 3 from the right wing and …

    November 27, 2014 9:23 pm
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World News

  • Hollande to visit Ebola-hit Guinea


    28 November 2014 Last updated at 02:58 Ebola patients are taken to dedicated treatment centres across Guinea French President Francois Hollande is to arrive in Guinea, becoming the first Western leader to visit a nation hit hard by the deadly Ebola virus. He will deliver “a message of solidarity” to Guinea, where more than 1,200 have died of Ebola. France has pledged 100m euros (£79m; $125m) to help tackle the disease by opening several care centres in Guinea. The outbreak was now “stable” in the West African country, the World Health Organization (WHO) said last week. There were still some flare ups in the south-east, but things were improving in other prefectures, WHO co-ordinator Dr Guenael Rodier told the BBC. More than 5,400 people have died in the latest outbreak, with Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia the worst hit. Mobile clinics President Hollande is expected to arrive in Guinea’s capital Conakry later on Friday – …

    November 27, 2014 9:23 pm
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Technology

  • Finding long lost treasures of the deep


    28 November 2014 Last updated at 00:16 By Zoe Kleinman Technology reporter, BBC News Raiding Davy Jones’s Locker: Gold coins brought up from the SS Republic by Odyssey Marine Exploration Far beneath the ocean waves, nestling silently on cold dark sea beds around the world, lie the remains of about three million shipwrecks. And that’s a conservative estimate by Unesco (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Continue reading the main story Special Report: The Technology of Business Tech sector leading Ukraine’s revival Crowd investing opens up high finance Ultra HD gives firms clearer picture Translation tech talking business Ukraine’s green tech start-ups bloom They have fascinated generations of artists, writers, anthropologists and scientists. Many mark the final resting place of their crew and passengers. Some are hundreds of years old, a time capsule from distant ways of life. All are guardians of the treasures that sank along with them – be they in …

    November 27, 2014 6:21 pm
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Science

  • Centipede’s genome reveals how life evolved on our planet


    Related images(click to enlarge) Centipedes, those many-legged creatures that startle us in our homes and gardens, have been genetically sequenced for the first time. In a new study in the journal PLoS Biology, an international team of over 100 scientists today reveals how this humble arthropod’s DNA gave them new insight into how life developed on our planet. Centipedes are members of the arthropods, a group with numerous species including insects, spiders and other animals. Until now, the only class of arthropods not represented by a sequenced genome was the myriapods, which include centipedes and millipedes. For this study, the researchers sequenced the genome of the centipede Strigamia maritima, because its primitive features can help us understand more complex arthropods. According to Prof. Ariel Chipman, senior co-author of the study and project leader at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science, the genetic data reveal how creatures transitioned from their original …

    November 27, 2014 6:41 pm
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Health

  • Italy’s pharmaceutical watchdog raises alarm on batches of flu drug


    ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s pharmaceutical watchdog AIFA suspended two batches of anti-flu vaccine FLUAD made by Switzerland’s Novartis on Thursday, saying three deaths potentially connected to the drug had been reported. AIFA said it had not yet established whether there was a direct link between the drug and the fatalities and had imposed the ban only as a precaution. Novartis said in a statement that no causal relationship had been established. “The three events that ended in fatalities began within 48 hours after doses from the two batches of vaccine were administered,” AIFA said on its website. The watchdog said samples of the drug had been taken for tests and it was waiting for the results in order to assess a possible causal link between the vaccine and the deaths. However, Novartis said that a review of the two batches had confirmed that they are “in conformity with all production and quality standards”. It said …

    November 27, 2014 6:21 pm
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Entertainment

  • Diddy Says He Thinks Ex-Girlfriend Cameron Diaz Was The One Who Got Away!


    Posted on Thu Nov 27th, 2014 7:17am PDT       By X17 Staff There’s something about Cameron! With rumors swirling that Cameron Diaz is engaged to beau Benji Madden, the 42-year-old starlet’s former boyfriend Sean “Diddy” Combs must be feeling a little emotional, and during a recent night out, he was overheard gushing about his former lady love! “He was at a dinner and the subject turned to Cameron dating Benji Madden,” the source tells Us Weekly. “He said, ‘If I could turn back time, things would be different!’ He was bummed, saying, ‘She’s the sexiest girl in the world.’” Awww! Diddy and Diaz were first linked in 2008, and despite an on again/off again romance, the two were spotted all over each other at a CAA party in 2012. “Her hair was all crazy, her makeup was smeared and they made out in front of everyone,” an onlooker told the mag at the time. “She was acting …

    November 27, 2014 8:02 pm
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Editorial

  • Thanksgiving: Cultivate an attitude of gratitude


    NATO soldiers have their Thanksgiving Day meals at the ISAF headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. This is the last Thanksgiving cerebration before the U.S. and NATO combat mission ends on Dec. 31 this year. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) If Thomas Jefferson could be faulted for one thing in composing the Declaration of Independence, it might be his inclusion of the words “the pursuit of happiness” in the text. Happiness is a vapor that cannot be grasped; a temporary feeling based on transitory circumstances akin to the euphoria of a full-on sugar rush. Happiness is good for a time, but it cannot last. Life invariably intervenes. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT So many seem so unthankful about so much these days. Turn on the TV or read a newspaper and you will find complainers. Democrats complain about Republicans and the reverse. The poor complain about the rich and the rich complain that they are being taxed too …

    November 27, 2014 2:19 pm
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Odd News

  • French farmers cry wolf over sheep killings


    PARIS (Reuters) – French farmers, who regularly bring livestock into Paris to punctuate their protests, drove some 250 sheep into the shadow of the Eiffel Tower on Thursday to highlight an unusual concern – that a growing wolf population is killing their flocks. Wolves were reintroduced to France in the 1990s under an international convention on wildlife conservation in Europe. There are now an estimated 300 wolves in the country and the number is growing each year. According to the French sheep organization (FNO), the number of animals they kill has risen too – by nearly two thirds since 2011 – and is likely to top 8,000 this year. “We are asking that wolves be removed from sheep breeding regions because they are incompatible with our work,” Michele Boudoin, secretary general of the French sheep organisation (FNO) said. She stressed that France’s “wolf plan”, which compensates farmers for sheep losses and pays for prevention measures …

    November 27, 2014 2:39 pm
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