• Ore. police dog fired 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....
  • Finding long lost treasures of the deep

    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,...
  • Protests dwindle in Ferguson

    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...
  • No. 2 Wisconsin edges Georgetown in Bahamas

    Nassau, Bahamas (SportsNetwork.com) – Sam Dekker had 17 points, Nigel Hayes scored 15 and second-ranked Wisconsin held on to beat Georgetown 68-65 in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Bronson Koenig supplied 14 points...
  • Yemen raid missed Western hostages

    Yemen raid missed Western hostages

    27 November 2014 Last updated at 12:41 The hostages were bring held in a remote area beyond the Yemeni government’s control US and Yemeni troops who freed eight people held by al-Qaeda in eastern Yemen...

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  • Ore. police dog fired 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. “That’s not the temperament we wanted to set for Cannon Beach,” Police Chief Jason Schermerhorn said. Cash was returned to …

    November 27, 2014 7:01 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

  • Shoppers say ‘no’ to Black Thursday


      Shoppers love a deal. But that love might not be unconditional. As more retailers open their doors on Thanksgiving to kick off Black Friday sales, some shoppers are saying enough is enough. There are currently 71 petitions on Change.org that call for retailers and consumers to change their approach to Black Friday. The “Say No To Shopping on Thanksgiving” Facebook page has nearly 65,000 likes, while “Boycott Black Thursday” has more than 114,000. Hallie Dilworth, a freshman at the University of Tennessee, launched her petition to keep retailers closed on Thanksgiving after a friend was pressured to work the holiday at his fast food job because other stores in the mall were going to be open. “Thanksgiving should be spent at home with the family, enjoying the company and food. It should be spent being grateful for what we have, not pushing through crowds trying to get deals on things we don’t even need.” …

    November 27, 2014 5:21 pm
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Sports

  • No. 2 Wisconsin edges Georgetown in Bahamas


    Nassau, Bahamas (SportsNetwork.com) – Sam Dekker had 17 points, Nigel Hayes scored 15 and second-ranked Wisconsin held on to beat Georgetown 68-65 in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Bronson Koenig supplied 14 points and four assists for the Badgers (6-0), who will face Oklahoma in Friday’s championship game. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera sank five 3-pointers but missed one at the buzzer that could have forced overtime. He led the Hoyas (4-1) with 29 points on 11-of-18 shooting. Joshua Smith was the only other Georgetown player to reach double figures in points as he finished with 10. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT

    November 27, 2014 6:01 pm
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World News

  • Yemen raid missed Western hostages


    27 November 2014 Last updated at 12:41 The hostages were bring held in a remote area beyond the Yemeni government’s control US and Yemeni troops who freed eight people held by al-Qaeda in eastern Yemen this week were also looking for Western hostages, it has emerged. A Briton, an American and a South African were among five captives now believed to have been moved two days earlier, US and Yemeni officials said. Six Yemenis, a Saudi and an Ethiopian were rescued in the operation. There have been a series of conflicting reports about US involvement in the raid and the hostages’ nationalities. Initially, the Yemeni government said that its forces had rescued seven Yemenis and an American military instructor held by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the local offshoot of the jihadist network. However, US officials swiftly denied that an American had been freed. Analysis: Frank Gardner, BBC security correspondent Hostage rescue attempts are …

    November 27, 2014 6:01 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

  • Kendall Jenner Parties With Fellow Model Pals Gigi Hadid And Cara Delevingne


    Posted on Thu Nov 27th, 2014 8:10am PDT       By X17 Staff The Nice Guy in Hollywood was the place to be last night if you were an underage celebrity looking for a party! Not only did Gigi Hadid, 19, show up with boyfriend Cody Simpson, 17, but supermodel Cara Delevingne joined them, and Kendall Jenner (who is also 19) showed up as well! With so many young models in one spot, you’d expect a Leonardo DiCaprio sighting somewhere nearby… Kendall and Gigi hung out by the beach earlier in the day and posted a few snapshots on Instagram, and this week Gigi revealed that not only was she back with Cody, but that she has absolutely no interest in being on Real Housewives. “I was on a couple of episodes to try and support my mom, and obviously for it to make sense because I’m her daughter, but I really am working hard to make my …

    November 27, 2014 6:01 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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