• 10 things we know about the Apple Watch

    10 things we know about the Apple Watch

    Any last questions we have about the Apple Watch are about to get answered. Apple is holding an event in Cupertino, Calif. on Monday, during which CEO Tim Cook and other executives are expected to...
  • America is not a "Christian" nation

     (AP) Within the last few days, we’ve seen protestors holding crosses shout “go home!” at Muslims in front of the Oklahoma State Capitol, several Idaho state senators refuse to listen to a Hindu invocation, and...
  • Nine hurt in China station attack

    Nine hurt in China station attack

    6 March 2015 Last updated at 04:16 Nine people have been injured in a knife attack at a station in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, police say. The attack happened on Friday morning. Police shot...
  • Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Recaps

    Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) – Angelo Warner came off the bench to net 27 points and pull down eight rebounds as the fifth-seeded Morehead State Eagles took down the fourth-seeded UT Martin Skyhawks, 76-65, in the...
  • Federal judge shot, wounded in Detroit robbery attempt

    Federal judge shot, wounded in Detroit robbery attempt

    This undated photo shows U.S. District Judge Terrence Berg. Berg suffered non life-threatening injuries Thursday after he was shot in an apparent robbery attempt outside his Detroit home. (MyFoxDetroit.com) A federal judge was hospitalized late...

Headline News

  • Federal judge shot, wounded in Detroit robbery attempt


    This undated photo shows U.S. District Judge Terrence Berg. Berg suffered non life-threatening injuries Thursday after he was shot in an apparent robbery attempt outside his Detroit home. (MyFoxDetroit.com) A federal judge was hospitalized late Thursday after being shot in what Detroit police say was an attempted robbery. Terrence G. Berg, 55, was shot in the leg outside his home on the northwest side of the city shortly after 9 p.m. local time, police said. His condition was not immediately available, but authorities said the injury is not life-threatening.  ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT WJBK, citing police, reported that Berg was approached by two suspects. A struggle ensued and one of the men fired a shot that struck the judge. Police said the suspects fled in a black car, believed to be a Dodge Charger or Chrysler 300 series. Berg, a Detroit native, was nominated to the federal bench for the Eastern District of Michigan by President Obama in …

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Politics

  • Review of Hillary Clinton emails to take months: official


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A growing controversy over Democrat Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email for work while she was U.S. secretary of state could drag on for months, threatening to cloud the expected launch of her 2016 presidential campaign. Clinton tried to cool the brewing firestorm late on Wednesday, saying she wanted the State Department to release the emails quickly. But a senior State Department official told Reuters on Thursday the task would take time. “The review is likely to take several months given the sheer volume of the document set,” the official said. At the same time, the department is investigating whether Clinton violated policies intended to protect sensitive information when she conducted all of her official business through a personal account while serving as secretary from 2009 to 2013, the Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing a senior department official. Using personal email did not automatically break rules, but the department is determining …

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Stocks

  • 10 things we know about the Apple Watch


    Any last questions we have about the Apple Watch are about to get answered. Apple is holding an event in Cupertino, Calif. on Monday, during which CEO Tim Cook and other executives are expected to announce more details about the Apple Watch. There’s a tremendous amount of anticipation surrounding the Apple Watch. Sure, it tells time and acts as a second screen and remote control for other Apple products. But the watch’s design is what has most Apple fans buzzing. Here’s what we know about Apple’s first wearable device so far: 1. The Apple Watch will be available in three models — The Apple Watch, The Apple Watch Sport, and the Apple Watch Edition. 2. The watches are made from stainless steel (Apple Watch), anodized aluminum (Apple Watch Sport), and 18-karat gold (Apple Watch Edition). The Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition screens will be crafted from Sapphire Crystal, the same material used in luxury …

    March 5, 2015 11:05 pm
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Sports

  • Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Recaps


    Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) – Angelo Warner came off the bench to net 27 points and pull down eight rebounds as the fifth-seeded Morehead State Eagles took down the fourth-seeded UT Martin Skyhawks, 76-65, in the quarterfinal round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament at Municipal Auditorium. Karam Mashour contributed 25 points and seven rebounds for Morehead State (17-16), which advances to the semifinal round of the tournament to take on top-seeded Murray State on Friday. Brent Arrington chipped in with 11 points, and Kareem Storey dished out eight assists in the win. Alex Anderson netted 23 points to pace UT Martin (18-12), which lost its second consecutive game. Marshun Newell added 13 points and eight rebounds, but turned the ball over four times in the loss. Morehead State buried 48.4 percent of its first-half field goal tries, even though the team made just 3-of-10 from 3-point range. Still, the Eagles took a 36-28 lead into …

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World News

  • Nine hurt in China station attack


    6 March 2015 Last updated at 04:16 Nine people have been injured in a knife attack at a station in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, police say. The attack happened on Friday morning. Police shot one suspect dead and caught another, a statement said. No information was given on the possible motive for the attack. In recent months there have been two attacks on stations in China, in Kunming and Urumqi. Authorities have blamed both on extremists from China’s Uighur Muslim minority. But other knife attacks, including on school children, have been blamed on people with personal grudges or suffering from mental health problems. The BBC’s John Sudworth in Shanghai said although the motive for Friday’s attack was not clear, the suspicion that it may be political in nature will be reinforced by the timing – coming just a day after China began its annual parliamentary session in Beijing. The National People’s Congress is where …

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Technology

  • ‘Nearly 50,000′ pro-IS Twitter feeds


    6 March 2015 Last updated at 03:56 A group claiming to support IS hacked the US Centcom Twitter account There are at least 46,000 Twitter accounts operating on behalf of Islamic State (IS), a new US study claims. That figure is a conservative estimate for the number of pro-IS Twitter accounts identified in the final three months of 2014, says the report, co-authored by the Brookings Institution. It said typical IS supporters were located within the militants’ territories in Iraq and Syria. Three-quarters of them tweet in Arabic and about one-in-five use English. Islamic State has become well known for its use of social media, especially Twitter, to propagate its message. The study, called The Isis Twitter Census, was written by JM Berger of Brookings and Jonathon Morgan, a technologist. “Jihadists will exploit any kind of technology that will work to their advantage,” said Mr Berger, but IS “is much more successful than other groups”. …

    March 5, 2015 10:23 pm
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Science

  • Evidence indicates Yucatan Peninsula hit by tsunami 1,500 years ago


    The eastern coastline of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, a mecca for tourists, may have been walloped by a tsunami between 1,500 and 900 years ago, says a new study involving Mexico’s Centro Ecological Akumal (CEA) and the University of Colorado Boulder. There are several lines of evidence for an ancient tsunami, foremost a large, wedge-shaped berm about 15 feet above sea level paved with washing machine-sized stones, said the researchers. Set back in places more than a quarter of a mile from shore, the berm stretches for at least 30 miles, alternating between rocky headlands and crescent beaches as it tracks the outline of the Caribbean coast near the plush resorts of Playa del Carmen and Cancun. Radiocarbon dates of peat beneath the extensive berm indicate a tsunami, which may have consisted of two or even three giant waves, likely slammed the coastline sometime after A.D. 450. In addition, ruins of Post-Classic Mayan structures built between …

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Health

  • Exclusive: Costco working to end use of human antibiotics in chicken


    CHICAGO (Reuters) – Costco Wholesale Corp is working toward eliminating the sale of chicken and meat from other animals raised with antibiotics that are vital to fighting human infections, senior executives at the third-largest U.S. retailer told Reuters on Thursday. The ongoing push by Costco, which sells 80 million rotisserie chickens a year, highlights growing pressure on the supply chain in the wake of this week’s announcement by fast-food giant McDonald’s Corp that it would stop buying chicken raised with so-called “shared-use” antibiotics within two years. “We are working towards, and working with our suppliers and the regulatory agencies… to see how we can get rid of shared-use antibiotics in animals,” Craig Wilson, vice president of food safety at the Issaquah, Washington-based retail giant, said in a phone interview. “I think all of us want to move to a point where we can get the human-use antibiotics out of the system. It’s going to take …

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Entertainment

  • Samantha Bee’s feminist impact on The Daily Show will be a big loss


    More: Jon Stewart single-handedly takes on Fox News and their lies (VIDEO) The good news is that Bee is leaving because she has a deal to produce and host her own satirical news show on TBS. The bad news is that, without her, The Daily Show will be missing someone who helped it be at the forefront of the fight for feminism on television. During her tenure on The Daily Show, Bee was the show’s voice for feminism. Here are just a few examples: She wasn’t afraid to take on men … and she frequently outwitted them. In the above interview with Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, he contends raising the minimum wage would mean fewer jobs. Without missing a beat, Bee replies, “Why have one job at $15 an hour, when I could have two jobs at $7 an hour?” She was never afraid to call things like she saw them, especially …

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Editorial

  • America is not a "Christian" nation


     (AP) Within the last few days, we’ve seen protestors holding crosses shout “go home!” at Muslims in front of the Oklahoma State Capitol, several Idaho state senators refuse to listen to a Hindu invocation, and new poll numbers suggesting that a majority of Republicans — 57 percent — “support establishing Christianity as the national religion.” In a year already filled with attacks and harassment of religious minorities across the country, the rise of such “Christian nation” rhetoric is troubling. But it’s not new. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT It is a fact conveniently forgotten by many that ministers from a variety of denominations were from the beginning among the strongest opponents to establishing a national religion of any kind. No mere assessment of the religious affiliations of population, the argument that America was at its founding and remains a nation Christian in character has served as cover for a variety of racist and nativist sentiments for generations. It …

    March 5, 2015 11:03 pm
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Odd News

  • Florida man drove dead body to attorney’s office: police


    ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) – Florida detectives are investigating the case of a man who drove to his lawyer’s office with a dead body in the bed of his pickup truck, authorities said on Thursday. John Marshall, 52, said he shot his neighbor in self-defense during a scuffle involving a gun, his attorney, Robert Harris, told the Fort Myers News-Press and WINK-TV. The lawyer reported the death of 65-year-old Theodore Hubbell, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, which said it had not made any arrests. The men were neighbors in Bokeelia, a community of about 2,000 people on Pine Island in southwest Florida, according to sheriff’s spokesman Tony Schall. Marshall was taken to the hospital with facial wounds and possibly broken thumbs, according to the News-Press. Harris told the News-Press that Marshall had called him days earlier saying he feared for his safety. It was not clear why the men were fighting, but their dispute …

    March 5, 2015 10:43 pm
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