• Panthers hang on to edge Lightning

    Sunrise, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Jaromir Jagr posted a goal and an assist to lead the Florida Panthers in a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday. Jonathan Huberdeau had three assists, while Aaron...
  • 3 children die from carbon monoxide leak in Ohio home

    TROY, Ohio –  A third of four children exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide from a furnace in a home has died. Thirteen-year-old Jakia Jones died on Sunday, a hospital spokeswoman said. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT...
  • N Korea opens fire as drills start

    N Korea opens fire as drills start

    2 March 2015 Last updated at 02:02 The annual exercises always lead to a spike in tensions on the Korean peninsula North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea as annual US-South Korea military...
  • The secret of #TheDress: Mobile viewing

    The secret of #TheDress: Mobile viewing

    What matters most about #TheDress isn’t the color scheme. It’s the popularity of the story. BuzzFeed’s now-famous Thursday story — simply titled “What Colors Are The Dress?” — now looks like it’ll become the sprawling...
  • Rangers acquire Yandle as part of trade with Coyotes

    (Reuters) – The New York Rangers landed defenseman Keith Yandle in a multi-player trade with the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday. New York also acquired defenseman Chris Summers and a fourth-round draft pick in a deal...
  • How do you solve a problem like the ‘Beefalo’?

    How do you solve a problem like the ‘Beefalo’?

    2 March 2015 Last updated at 00:26 By Anne-Marie Bullock Producer, Costing The Earth Why didn’t you know? The beefalo has become a source of controversy When American Buffalo were cross-bred with domestic cattle, a...
  • Estonia ruling party wins election

    Estonia ruling party wins election

    2 March 2015 Last updated at 00:24 The Reform Party’s 35-year-old leader, Taavi Roivas, is the youngest prime minister in Europe Estonia’s governing Reform Party won a national election overshadowed by security concerns sparked by...

Headline News

  • 3 children die from carbon monoxide leak in Ohio home


    TROY, Ohio –  A third of four children exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide from a furnace in a home has died. Thirteen-year-old Jakia Jones died on Sunday, a hospital spokeswoman said. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Her cousins 14-year-old Dionanna Bishop and 13-year-old Dejah Bishop died on Friday after a relative found them unconscious inside a home in Troy, 20 miles north of Dayton in southeast Ohio. Jakia’s 8-year-old brother, Jahari Ward, was in critical condition. Preliminary autopsy results released Saturday indicate Dionanna and Dejah, who were sisters, died of carbon monoxide poisoning, the Dayton Daily News reported. Police have said a furnace caused the leak of carbon monoxide, an odorless and colorless gas created when some fuels, such as natural gas, don’t burn completely. A relative who found the children and called 911 told police the children had been sick for days. The children lived with their grandmother, who was in a hospital on Friday …

    March 1, 2015 8:19 pm
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Politics

  • Netanyahu flies to U.S., signs of some easing of tensions over Iran speech


    WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran. Policy differences over the negotiations with Iran remained firm, however, as Netanyahu set off for the United States to deliver the speech, which has imperilled ties between the two allies. Israel fears that U.S. President Barack Obama’s Iran diplomacy, with an end-of-March deadline for a framework accord, will allow its arch foe to develop atomic weapons — something Tehran denies seeking. By accepting an invitation from the Republican party to address Congress on Tuesday, the Israeli leader infuriated the Obama administration, which said it was not told of the speech before plans were made public in an apparent breach of protocol. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reiterated Washington’s determination to pursue negotiations with Iran, saying …

    March 1, 2015 5:37 pm
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Stocks

  • The secret of #TheDress: Mobile viewing


    What matters most about #TheDress isn’t the color scheme. It’s the popularity of the story. BuzzFeed’s now-famous Thursday story — simply titled “What Colors Are The Dress?” — now looks like it’ll become the sprawling web site’s most-viewed post ever. “We’ve had other huge hits,” BuzzFeed editor in chief Ben Smith said. But this one “went bigger faster.” Maybe that’s the lesson for BuzzFeed and its many rivals: The speed with which #TheDress happened. Stories that previously would have “gone viral” over a period of days can now achieve the same success in hours. Smith credits the proliferation of mobile devices and the ever-increasing “universality” of the Internet. “The network is so much more fully built out than it was even a year or two ago,” he said. To his point, 79% of Thursday’s views of “What Colors Are The Dress?” (which was basically an optical illusion) came from mobile devices like iPhones. The huge …

    March 1, 2015 7:58 pm
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Sports

  • Panthers hang on to edge Lightning


    Sunrise, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Jaromir Jagr posted a goal and an assist to lead the Florida Panthers in a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday. Jonathan Huberdeau had three assists, while Aaron Ekblad, Aleksander Barkov and Brad Boyes all scored for the Panthers, who have won their past two after losing four straight. Al Montoya stopped 20 shots in the win. Anton Stralman had a goal and an assist while Tyler Johnson and Steven Stamkos also scored for the Lightning, who had won three of four coming in. Ben Bishop turned aside 22 shots in the loss. The Lightning were trailing by three goals in the third, but Stamkos made it two at 8:31 as he snapped home a rebound from the right side for his 35th goal of the season. Tampa made it a one-goal game with 2:44 to play as Nikita Kucherov’s shot from the left boards was stopped, but …

    March 1, 2015 8:19 pm
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World News

  • N Korea opens fire as drills start


    2 March 2015 Last updated at 02:02 The annual exercises always lead to a spike in tensions on the Korean peninsula North Korea fired two short-range missiles into the sea as annual US-South Korea military exercises got under way, officials in Seoul say. The two missiles, with a range of 490km (305 miles), were fired from the western city of Nampo into the sea east of the Korean peninsula, the South Korean military said. The drills, involving tens of thousands of troops, always anger Pyongyang. It traditionally shows its displeasure with missile tests and louder rhetoric. Seoul and Washington describe the military exercises as defensive in nature. North Korea calls them a rehearsal for invasion. Key Resolve, a largely computer-simulated exercise, lasts 12 days and Foal Eagle, which has ground, air and sea components, lasts eight weeks. ‘Merciless strikes’ In a statement, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missiles, fired early on Monday, …

    March 1, 2015 8:19 pm
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Technology

  • See how the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge evolved


    If you’re one of the horde of smartphone fans baying for Samsung to ditch its reliance on creaky plastic, your protests have been heard — with the all-new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung has abandoned its traditional plastic construction in favour of sleek, solid metal and glass. To see how different the new models are, we’ve put the new S6 and S6 Edge alongside their forebears — the Galaxy S3, S4 and S5 — all of which embodied the plastic-is-fantastic ethos that Samsung has just gleefully abandoned. Hit play in the video above to see all five phones next to each other, then click through the photos below. Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge meet their predece… See full gallery The S6 and S6 Edge are a significant departure for Samsung, both in terms of materials and its philosophical approach to smartphone building. For the first time in years, Samsung will be peddling flagship phones …

    March 1, 2015 5:36 pm
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Science

  • NASA Sets Coverage for Launch of Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission


    [image-36] NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission is set to lift off at 10:44 p.m. EDT Thursday, March 12 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. There is a 30-minute window for the launch. NASA Television launch coverage begins at 8 p.m. NASA TV also will air a prelaunch news conference at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, a mission science briefing at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, and a NASA Social at 3 p.m. on March 12, all originating from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. MMS will study magnetic reconnection, a fundamental process that occurs throughout the universe when magnetic fields connect and disconnect explosively, releasing energy and accelerating particles up to nearly the speed of light. Unlike previous missions that have observed only evidence of magnetic reconnection events, MMS has sufficient resolution to observe and measure reconnection events as they …

    March 1, 2015 5:37 pm
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Health

  • Terminal cancer care should do more to treat depression


    (Reuters Health) – (Corrects in paragraphs 1 and 7 of Feb 26, 2015 story , that the doctors surveyed for the study were in The Netherlands, not Norway.) Depression could be clouding the last 24 hours of life for a significant number of people with advanced cancer, pointing to a need for better – and earlier – psychological help, according to a large study in The Netherlands. Although it’s challenging to tease apart depression symptoms from the pain, fatigue and cognitive problems associated with end-stage cancer, more can be done to alleviate depression and anxiety, researchers said. “Health care providers may think this is a normal part of the dying process,” said lead author Dr. Elene Janberidze from the European Palliative Care Research Center at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. “However, some patients experiencing depressive symptoms and/or depression can be treated and thus both the patients and their families may have …

    March 1, 2015 5:37 pm
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Entertainment

  • Kanye West apologizes to Bruno Mars for totally selfish reasons


    More: Kim Kardashian insists that she and Kanye West are happier than ever The rapper has thrown shade at Taylor Swift, Amber Rose, Tupac, Jimmy Kimmel, Bruno Mars, Beck and more. And while he and Swift have apparently patched things up since his infamous VMAs interruption — the two were seen hugging it out at this year’s Grammys — West still has plenty of work to do before he’s back in the music world’s good graces. More: Kanye West lost a ton of friends when he began dating Kim Kardashian Apparently, West thinks Twitter is the appropriate place to make amends and Kim Kardashian’s husband started with Beck. I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I’m sorry Beck. — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 26, 2015 This tweet was most likely trying to make up for West’s behavior at the 2015 Grammys where the rapper almost grabbed the mic from the Album of the Year winner. At first, …

    March 1, 2015 4:16 pm
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Editorial

  • The Internet Gone Mad: Stop talking about white and gold dress. Now.


    I’m color blind. There’s not much good that comes from being color blind. Traffic lights are a challenge. I can never be a pilot. My wife frequently sends me back into the closet to change the frightful mélange of colors in which I’ve adorned myself, and I’m useless as a sounding board for her when she’s shopping (there’s also the fact that she looks stunningly beautiful in any color). But finally I’ve found the silver (or is it blue?) lining to being color blind. The gold/white, black/blue dress debate doesn’t matter to me. To me it’s green, blue, yellow, white, red, turquoise, magenta, grey, green and every other color on this great earth. And I don’t care.  ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT I love Facebook, I tweet a lot, I’ve been known to Instagram on occasion. But this? This national debate over what color a dress may or may not be? What has happened to us? If you …

    February 28, 2015 2:05 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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