• Polish president concedes election

    Polish president concedes election

    Andrzej Duda celebrates on the release of the exit polls Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has conceded the election to conservative challenger Andrzej Duda following the release of exit polls. They suggested Mr Duda had taken...
  • Dozier’s 2 homers help Twins rout White Sox

    Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – Brian Dozier hit two home runs, and Kyle Gibson tossed eight strong innings in the Minnesota Twins’ 8-1 win over the Chicago White Sox. Gibson (4-3) allowed just one run on...
  • Treating Gum Disease Might Help Prostate Symptoms: Study

    Treating Gum Disease Might Help Prostate Symptoms: Study

    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Treating gum disease may help reduce symptoms of prostate inflammation, which can make urination difficult, a small study suggests. Previous research has shown a link between gum disease...
  • Emails suggest future political problems for Hillary Clinton

    Emails suggest future political problems for Hillary Clinton

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that...
  • Indonesia city in migrant aid appeal

    Indonesia city in migrant aid appeal

    The Indonesian city where about 1,500 migrants have landed after being abandoned at sea says it urgently needs help to care for them. The mayor of Langsa, in Aceh province, told the BBC that finances...
  • Polish president concedes defeat

    Polish president concedes defeat

    Andrzej Duda celebrates on the release of the exit polls Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has conceded election defeat to conservative challenger Andrzej Duda following the release of exit polls. They suggested Mr Duda had taken...

Headline News

  • Two dead as deadly weather soaks south-central U.S., forces evacuations


    SAN ANTONIO Two people were killed and three others were missing on Sunday in flash flooding and severe storms in Texas and Oklahoma that forced evacuations and rooftop rescues and left thousands without power. The National Weather Service reported river flooding across southern Oklahoma and central Texas, where 6 to 9 inches of rain fell overnight. Flash flooding remained a threat on Sunday from central Iowa into southern Texas, where the heaviest rainfall was expected, according to the NWS. Isolated tornadoes and hail were also possible. “They haven’t seen flooding like this for probably a good decade, probably more like 25 years, even longer, on some of these rivers,” said Kurt Van Speybroeck, a NWS meteorologist based in Fort Worth, Texas. He said soil in the region was saturated from heavy rainfall over the past three weeks, adding: “We just can’t take any more water.”. Helicopters rescued people off rooftops in Hays County in central …

    May 24, 2015 5:35 pm
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Politics

  • Emails suggest future political problems for Hillary Clinton


    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified “secret” at the request of the FBI, underscoring lingering questions about how responsibly she handled sensitive information on a home server. The nearly 900 pages of her correspondence released Friday are only a sliver of the more than 55,000 pages of emails Clinton has turned over to the State Department, which had its plan to release them next January rejected this week by a federal judge. Instead, the judge ordered the agency to conduct a “rolling production” of the records. Along with a Republican-led House committee investigating the Benghazi attacks, the slow drip of emails will likely keep the issue of how Clinton, the front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, used a personal email account while …

    May 24, 2015 4:34 pm
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Stocks

  • Smart money is buying energy stocks. Should you?


    Forget politics and religion. One of the biggest debates on Wall Street these days is whether oil and energy stocks are toxic or terrific. Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAC) put out a note last week telling clients now is the time to buy. Hedge funds have already pounced. The 50 largest hedge funds bought a lot of energy stocks (e.g. Williams Partners (WPZ), Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) and Kinder Morgan (KMI)) in the first quarter, according to their latest stock disclosures. In some ways, it looks like a smart move. Oil plunged below $45 a barrel in January. Back then, people couldn’t seem to sell energy stocks fast enough. In recent weeks, oil has staged a mini-rally. Now it’s trading around $60 a barrel. That’s still far from the glory days of over $100 a barrel that the industry saw as recently as last summer, but for drillers, it’s a lot easier to make …

    May 24, 2015 9:31 am
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Sports

  • Dozier’s 2 homers help Twins rout White Sox


    Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) – Brian Dozier hit two home runs, and Kyle Gibson tossed eight strong innings in the Minnesota Twins’ 8-1 win over the Chicago White Sox. Gibson (4-3) allowed just one run on four hits with no walks and eight strikeouts, which tied a career high. Dozier drove in four runs, and Eddie Rosario plated two in his two-hit game to help the Twins win the rubber game of this three-game set. “Gibson was locked in,” said Twins manager Paul Molitor. “We just rode him out as long as we could. He pitched well for us.” Jose Quintana (2-5) was hammered for seven runs — six earned — on seven hits in six-plus innings. Chicago’s only run came on Jose Abreu’s home run in the fourth. Dozier set the tone for the rest of the game by hitting Quintana’s second pitch of the game into the seats, and Gibson shut down the White …

    May 24, 2015 5:35 pm
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World News

  • Polish president concedes election


    Andrzej Duda celebrates on the release of the exit polls Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has conceded the election to conservative challenger Andrzej Duda following the release of exit polls. They suggested Mr Duda had taken the run-off vote by 53% to 47%. Mr Duda had edged Mr Komorowski, who had been the favourite, in the first round but did not gain the 50% needed to win outright. The president has limited powers, but is head of the armed forces and can veto new laws. The exit polls had been delayed after a woman died at a polling station on Sunday. Official results are expected on Monday. Wake-up call “I respect your choice,” Mr Komorowski told voters at a gathering of his supporters. “I wish my challenger a successful presidency.” Speaking to supporters in Warsaw, Mr Duda said: “Thank you President Bronislaw Komorowski for the rivalry of this presidential campaign and for your congratulations. “Those who …

    May 24, 2015 5:35 pm
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Technology

  • The bizarre and often hilarious world of Grand Theft Auto V mods


    It wasn’t just upgraded visuals and additional content that some PC gamers held off on playing Grand Theft Auto V for. If history was any indicator, GTA V was primed for a cavalcade of custom modifications (or “mods”) once released on PC — the platform of choice for do-it-yourselfers who want to take a peek under a game’s hood and tinker with its digital innards. The series’ previous entry, Grand Theft Auto IV, has had a legacy of impressive mods ranging from the totally obscure to the absolutely gorgeous — to the point where the game has the potential to graphically outshine most modern titles. At only around a month old, Grand Theft Auto V’s mod scene is in its infancy, but it has already opened the door for some over-the-top absurdity and limitless sandbox creativity. The video above shows the kind of bizarre chaos possible with just a few of them loaded. So how …

    May 24, 2015 3:54 pm
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Science

  • New survey shows 36-percent increase in pediatric patients treated with proton therapy


    Results from a new nationwide survey announced today indicate a steady increase in the number of pediatric patients who are being treated with proton radiation therapy for cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. The research, led by Andrew L. Chang, M.D., medical director of pediatrics with the Scripps Proton Therapy Center, was presented during the 54th annual Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (PTCOG) Conference in San Diego, which runs through May 23. Based on a survey of all proton therapy centers in the United States, the number of pediatric patients treated with proton radiation therapy has grown to 722 in 2013, a 36-percent increase from the 465 patients treated in 2010. “Children are particularly vulnerable to the late side effects of radiation exposure to normal tissue, including treatment-related chronic disease and secondary cancers,” said Dr. Chang. “So we view this as a positive sign that more children are gaining access to this more precise form of radiation delivery.” …

    May 24, 2015 4:15 pm
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Health

  • Treating Gum Disease Might Help Prostate Symptoms: Study


    FRIDAY, May 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Treating gum disease may help reduce symptoms of prostate inflammation, which can make urination difficult, a small study suggests. Previous research has shown a link between gum disease and prostate inflammation — called prostatitis. The study included 27 men, age 21 and older, who had prostatitis and moderate to severe gum disease. The men underwent treatment for gum disease and showed significant improvement in their gums within four to eight weeks, the study authors said. The men received no treatment for their prostatitis, but symptoms of the condition improved in 21 of 27 of them after their gum disease was treated, according to the study published recently in the journal Dentistry. “This study shows that if we treat the gum disease, it can improve the symptoms of prostatitis and the quality of life for those who have the disease,” corresponding author Dr. Nabil Bissada, chair of periodontics at …

    May 24, 2015 4:35 pm
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Entertainment

  • Mickey Rourke Has Another Fashion Fail


    Posted on Sun May 24th, 2015 7:00am PDT       By X17 Staff Mickey Rourke made Canon Drive in Beverly Hills his own personal catwalk, on Saturday, as he pranced down the sidewalk in a daring ensemble. The aging actor wore plaid-on-plaid with a buttoned-up vest over a red plaid shirt, with baggy jeans a some amazing white boots with silver and red detailing. Where does this guy shop?! Adding to Rourke’s unique look were blue-tinted glasses and his usual floppy grey hair. Passersby literally craned their necks to catch a look at The Wrestler star’s interesting get-up. Can someone please start a blog about Mickey’s unique looks already? We need some fashion ID’s on these pieces, people! Check out what Rourke has to say when asked if he’d fight Floyd Mayweather for a cool million dollars …   SEE THE GALLERY Mickey Rourke Gets It Wrong … Again Stories from around the Web

    May 24, 2015 12:54 pm
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Editorial

  • Visiting the troops with Aaron Tippin in Iraq: My proudest moment as an American military veteran


    Like all veterans, my memories are filled this Memorial Day with endless instances of pride at being able to serve this great country of ours – pride at being an American and even more pride at having been able to wear the uniform. Of my many memories, over 60 years’ worth, none is more striking than that of a dusty afternoon in 2008 in a bombed out building in Sadr City, Baghdad.  It wasn’t about my own service.  It was about someone else’s. I was accompanying my friend Aaron Tippin, a country music legend, as he visited and entertained troops during the Thanksgiving season.  It was an annual event for him during the war and I was often fortunate enough to accompany him.  On this particular afternoon, at one of many stops, we were at a Forward Operating Base with a battalion of the storied 82nd Airborne Division. The scene was literally out of a …

    May 23, 2015 4:46 pm
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Odd News

  • German grandmother gives birth to quadruplets at age 65


    BERLIN A 65-year-old German grandmother gave birth to quadruplets at a Berlin hospital this week, with the three boys and a girl born prematurely at 26 weeks being in good health and having a good chance of survival, German TV network RTL reported on Saturday. The network, which had covered the pregnancy, said Annegret Raunigk already had 13 children and seven grandchildren. The announcement of her pregnancy last month had sparked a public debate in Germany about its merits. Raunigk, an English and Russian teacher in Berlin, had received fertility treatment in Ukraine and is the oldest woman in the world to have had quadruplets, RTL said, although other women of her age and older have given birth. The four babies, born by Caesarean section on May 19, weighed between 655 grams an 960 grams. (Reporting by Erik Kirschbaum; Editing by David Holmes)

    May 23, 2015 12:03 pm
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