• Volkswagen says diesel recall to run through 2016

    Volkswagen says diesel recall to run through 2016

    Volkswagen is planning to start recalling diesel cars in January to ensure they comply with emissions standards. CEO Matthias Mueller said the company would present details of its proposed technical fix to Germany’s Federal Motor...
  • Two Israelis stabbed in Jerusalem

    Two Israelis stabbed in Jerusalem

    Image copyright AFP Image caption The stabbing come just days after two Israelis were killed in a similar attack in Jerusalem Two Israelis have been stabbed by a Palestinian woman in the Old City of...
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    Today’s Toons 10/7/15

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  • UK-India confusion over corpse

    UK-India confusion over corpse

    Image copyright Family photo Image caption Ranjit Power was last seen at an airport in Amritsar on 8 May The daughter of a British businessman, thought to have been murdered in India, says the body...

Headline News

  • FAA proposes $1.9M fine for company flying drones in crowded airspaces

    In this photo taken June 19, 2015, the Transportation Department’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) building in Washington. (AP) The Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday proposed a record $1.9 million fine against an aerial photography company for flying drones in crowded New York and Chicago airspace without permission. SkyPan International Inc. of Chicago operated 65 unauthorized flights between March 2012 and December 2014 in some of the nation’s most congested airspace, the FAA said in a statement. Forty-three flights were in the heavily restricted Class B New York airspace without air traffic control clearance, the agency said. Class B airspace is generally from the ground up to 10,000 feet in altitude, and often shaped like an inverted wedding cake with a 5-mile radius around a major airport at the bottom and an approximate 40-mile radius near the top. The drones also lacked the two-way radio, transponder and altitude-reporting equipment required of manned aircraft. Flying drones in violation …

    October 7, 2015 4:16 am


  • Obama makes pitch to win support for Pacific trade pact

    WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama kicked off a sales pitch on Tuesday for a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade agreement, urging farmers to push their lawmakers to approve what he said would boost their sales in a fast-growing region. Although ultimate winners and losers from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are still unclear, some Republicans are worried about its impact on industries including dairy, tobacco and pharmaceuticals, highlighting the battle ahead to win votes. Obama was upbeat about winning support in the Republican-controlled Congress for the pact, which was announced early Monday. “Ultimately we’re going to get this done, and it will be an enormous achievement for us to be able to make sure that 40 percent of the world’s economy is operating under rules that don’t hurt us,” Obama told agricultural and business leaders gathered at the U.S. Agriculture Department. The White House said it was the first in a series of public appearances for Obama …

    October 7, 2015 2:15 am


  • Volkswagen says diesel recall to run through 2016

    Volkswagen is planning to start recalling diesel cars in January to ensure they comply with emissions standards. CEO Matthias Mueller said the company would present details of its proposed technical fix to Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority this week. “If everything goes according to plan, we can start carrying out the repairs in January,” Mueller told the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. All cars affected would be fixed by the end of 2016, he added. The company has said as many as 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide might need a refit after the company was caught cheating on diesel emission tests in the U.S. in September. Most of the vehicles will need a software upgrade, others will need work on the hardware of the car, Mueller said. Related: The Volkswagen scandal in two minutes The cheating scandal is the worst commercial crisis in Volkswagen’s history. So far, the company has set aside 6.5 billion euros …

    October 7, 2015 4:36 am


  • Japan under pressure in Asian World Cup qualification

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) On a night of big games in Asia, Japan will be under the most pressure as a defeat to Syria in their 2018 World Cup qualifier on Thursday would cast doubt on its chances of making it to Russia. Only the eight group winners in the second round of Asian qualification are assured of a place in the third and last stage, where they will be joined by the four best second-placed finishers. Syria has been ordered to play the game in Oman due to the political situation at home. Syria, yet to appear at a World Cup, tops the group with a maximum of nine points from three games, two ahead of Japan. More from FoxSports If Japan were to lose, that gap would grow with just four games remaining – and leave the 2002 co-host probably relying on being one of the best four runners-up. ”The match against Syria …

    October 7, 2015 4:36 am

World News

  • Two Israelis stabbed in Jerusalem

    Image copyright AFP Image caption The stabbing come just days after two Israelis were killed in a similar attack in Jerusalem Two Israelis have been stabbed by a Palestinian woman in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israeli police say. The victims suffered light injuries and were being treated by medics, an ambulance spokeswoman said. A police spokesperson said one of the victims shot the attacker and that she was taken to hospital in a serious condition. The stabbing comes amid a surge in violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank that has left eight people dead. On Monday, Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinian youths, one of them a 13-year-old-boy, during clashes with protesters in the West Bank. Two days earlier, a Palestinian stabbed two Israelis to death in Jerusalem. Another stabbed and wounded an Israeli teenager. Israeli police killed both attackers. And last Thursday, gunmen shot and killed an Israeli couple as they drove …

    October 7, 2015 4:16 am


  • Twitter launches Moments for top stories

    Twitter’s launched a new feature called Moments to make it easier to see the day’s biggest and best stories. It works by grouping together interesting and important tweets on single subjects – which you can then read, even if you don’t follow the people tweeting them. Moments will appear in a special tab rather than on your timeline. It’s hoped this will appeal to people who find Twitter too confusing to start with. The Moments tab will be divided into sections including news, sports and entertainment. But it doesn’t have to be for serious stories… https://twitter.com/kevinweil/status/651416003197341696 Lightning bolt To open Moments, you have to click on a lightning bolt icon. You’ll then see a list of stories “that matter right now”. When you click into an individual Moment, you can then start swiping through a collection of tweets, videos, GIFs, photos and Vines – all on the same subject. Here’s an example that Twitter put …

    October 7, 2015 2:35 am


  • Back to the future: Science fiction turns science fact

    Related images(click to enlarge) Flying cars, hoverboards and video chat – a very futuristic vision for the year 2015 was presented in the movie “Back to the Future Part II”, released in 1989. Now, shortly before “Back to the Future Day” on October 21st, 2015, it is time to check whether reality has indeed kept up with the daring predictions of the 80s. One of the technological innovations presented in this film was a huge 3D display. As far as this invention is concerned, Hollywood was almost right. Such displays will soon be possible. TU Wien and TriLite Technologies are presenting a display element which uses special micro optics and moving micro mirrors to project different pictures into different directions. This technology can be used to create 3D displays without the need for 3D glasses. 3D Pictures on Huge Outdoor Displays Marty McFly, the protagonist of the movie “Back to the Future Part II”, uses …

    October 7, 2015 1:11 am


  • Type of weight loss surgery matters for diabetes remission

    (Reuters Health) – Diabetics considering weight-loss surgery to help send their disease into remission should opt for the most popular procedure, a gastric bypass, researchers suggest. In their study of different types of so-called bariatric surgeries, the biggest impact on diabetes remission was seen with gastric bypass, which can reduce the size of the stomach from about three pints to roughly the size of a shot glass. The researchers studied 569 obese patients with type 2 diabetes who had different types of weight-loss operations and 1,881 similar diabetics who didn’t have surgery. Altogether, the surgical patients had an almost 18-fold greater chance of experiencing remission, meaning their elevated blood sugar returned to a healthy level common in people without diabetes. Compared to results without surgery, remission was about 43 times more likely in patients who had gastric bypass, and almost 17 times more likely for patients who had procedures known as sleeve gastrectomies, which reduce …

    October 7, 2015 1:55 am


  • Gorgeous Miranda Kerr Departs From LAX All By Herself

    Posted on Tue Oct 6th, 2015 6:31am PDT       By X17 Staff Where was her billionaire beau Evan Spiegel? It seems like the two have been joined at the hip lately, so seeing her on her own is pretty weird! On Monday evening Miranda Kerr jetted out of Los Angeles International Airport, and she was all smiles as X17 photographers snapped her photo. We’re sure the Victoria’s secret bombshell will be reunited with her Snapchat founder boy toy soon enough — the duo can’t get enough of one another! From dates at the farmers market to concerts, they’re inseparable. And after taking in Kanye West’s show in LA last week, Miranda even Instagrammed a few words that were clearly about her new man. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel,” the Maya quote read.   Stories from around the …

    October 6, 2015 10:51 pm


  • Acting out of weakness? Why Obama’s dangerously wrong about Putin’s intentions in Syria

    In last Friday’s press conference, President Obama called Vladimir Putin’s incursion in Syria “an act of weakness.” It’s his pat answer when Putin misbehaves. The White House likes to portray the Kremlin as a place filled with petulant children who don’t understand what’s in their own best interest and will one day rue their misguided behavior. A mixture of condescension and patience may be an appropriate tactic in child rearing. But in a dangerous world, it’s a lackadaisical prescription for disaster. Mr. Obama sees Putin’s military adventure as a quagmire-in-waiting for the Kremlin. In the end, he believes, Moscow will lose more than it gains and find itself isolated and censured by the international community. This, he concludes, will leave Putin weaker than when he started. But there’s a problem with the president’s line of thinking. Actually, there are several. Sometimes it might make sense to give some actors space to “learn their lesson.” But …

    October 6, 2015 8:30 pm

Odd News

  • Police rescue Kentucky store owner from large python

    The owner of a Kentucky reptile store had to be rescued by police after a 20-foot-long (6-meter) python weighing up to 125 pounds (57 kg) wrapped around him, authorities said. Terry Wilkins was tangled up with the snake when two police officers arrived at the Captive Born Reptiles store in Newport, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio, at around noon on Monday. “When officers arrived on the scene, they located the victim who was total(ly) unconscious with a large snake wrapped around his head and neck,” according to a Newport police report. The officers grabbed the snake by the head and unwrapped it from Wilkins, who was not breathing, the report said. He began to breathe as rescue squad workers arrived, it said. Wilkins was treated at a Cincinnati hospital with nearly two dozen stitches to his arm where the snake bit him and went home later on Monday, according to a colleague, who declined …

    October 6, 2015 5:29 pm