• Hurley sails into CIMB Classic lead

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (SportsNetwork.com) – Billy Hurley posted his second 67 in as many days on Friday and he grabbed a 2-shot lead at the halfway point of the CIMB Classic. Hurley finished 36 holes...
  • Burkina Faso crowds back on streets

    Burkina Faso crowds back on streets

    31 October 2014 Last updated at 09:54 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Anti-government protesters looted the parliament building in the capital, Ouagadougou Protesters are gathering for a second day in the...
  • FINA stands by decision to honor Putin

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Swimming’s world governing body has defended a decision to award it highest honor to Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying it had nothing to do with politics. FINA has been criticized over the...
  • Key Jerusalem holy site reopens

    Key Jerusalem holy site reopens

    31 October 2014 Last updated at 08:56 The funeral of suspected Palestinian gunman Moataz Hejazi took place amid tight security in East Jerusalem Israeli police have reopened a key Jerusalem holy site after its closure...
  • Giant ratings for World Series Game 7

    Giant ratings for World Series Game 7

    After game 7’s ratings, Fox should be celebrating like the San Francisco Giants. While game 1 of the 2014 World Series struck out in the ratings, game 7 was nothing less than a home run...

Headline News

  • Suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush captured after seven-week manhunt


    BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) – The survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper in a sniper attack in September could face the death penalty, prosecutors said, after a seven-week manhunt in the Pocono Mountains ended with his arrest on Thursday. Eric Matthew Frein, 31, had eluded capture by hundreds of law enforcement officers since the Sept. 12 ambush outside a state police barracks in Blooming Grove. The attack killed Corporal Bryon Dickson, 38, and wounded Trooper Alex Douglass, 31. Frein’s capture, about 35 miles south of where the ambush occurred, may finally shed light on the mysteries that have surrounded a brazen crime against law enforcement officers, and how the suspect was able to stay one step ahead of authorities for 48 days. “Eric Frein had a mission and that was to attack law enforcement,” Frank Noonan, commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police, told a news conference. “If he got out of those woods, …

    October 31, 2014 5:19 am
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Politics

  • U.S. Congress to revisit Islamic State war debate after election


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When lawmakers return to Washington after Tuesday’s congressional elections they will resume a debate they began with some reluctance last month on the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. With the U.S.-led coalition increasing air strikes but no signs the militants have been weakened, Congress appears ready for a broader discussion on the operations than it was prepared to hold during the run-up to the election. The temporary authorization for President Barack Obama’s plan to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels – one element of the campaign – expires on Dec. 11, so lawmakers will have to take up that issue when they return from recess on Nov. 12.    A handful of lawmakers are also pushing for Congress to consider a broader Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), which would set out guidelines for the overall effort to halt the militants. “We should not be asking …

    October 31, 2014 3:17 am
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Stocks

  • Giant ratings for World Series Game 7


    After game 7’s ratings, Fox should be celebrating like the San Francisco Giants. While game 1 of the 2014 World Series struck out in the ratings, game 7 was nothing less than a home run for Fox. Wednesday night’s deciding game — which saw the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 3-2 — brought in an average of 23.5 million viewers. That total almost doubled last week’s historically low-rated game 1, which only brought in 12.1 million viewers. It also made Wednesday’s match-up the highest rated World Series game since 2011. Related: World Series strikes out with lowest Game 1 ratings in history Game 7’s usually bring big ratings, but Wednesday’s numbers may have had an extra lift thanks to a close game and a legendary pitching performance by the Giant’s Madison Bumgarner. Viewership grew as the broadcast went into the night, with 27.8 million tuning in towards the end of the game. …

    October 31, 2014 4:18 am
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Sports

  • Hurley sails into CIMB Classic lead


    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (SportsNetwork.com) – Billy Hurley posted his second 67 in as many days on Friday and he grabbed a 2-shot lead at the halfway point of the CIMB Classic. Hurley finished 36 holes at 10-under-par 134. He is searching for his first PGA Tour title. Kevin Streelman carded his second straight 68 and he climbed into second place at minus-8. joined in third place by Sergio Garcia (68), Lee Westwood (65), Kevin Na (68), Jeff Overton (69), Seung-Yul Noh (69) and Kevin Chappell (68). First-round leader Rikard Karlberg tripped to a 4-over 76 at Kuala Lumpur Golf Country Club. He tumbled into a share of second place at 3-under 141. MORE TO FOLLOW. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT

    October 31, 2014 5:19 am
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World News

  • Burkina Faso crowds back on streets


    31 October 2014 Last updated at 09:54 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Anti-government protesters looted the parliament building in the capital, Ouagadougou Protesters are gathering for a second day in the Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou, calling on President Blaise Compaore to resign immediately. Opposition figures used social media overnight to call for new protests. They are angry at Mr Compaore, who responded to a day of violence by saying he would stay in power for a year under a transitional government. He agreed not to seek another term in office after angry protesters torched government and parliament buildings. The creation of a transitional government was announced by army chief General Honore Traore, who said it would “be put in place in consultation with all parties”. He also declared the dissolution of parliament. “A return to the constitutional order is expected in no more than 12 months,” Gen Traore added, without giving …

    October 31, 2014 5:19 am
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Technology

  • Google Android 5 Lollipop review


    Google’s new version of its tablet and smartphone operating system “Lollipop” is the fifth version of Android, introducing new features and tweaks that collectively give the user the feeling that quite a lot has been improved. Unveiled as “L” at Google’s developer conference I/O in June to replace Android 4.4 “KitKat, Android 5 Lollipop was revealed alongside Google’s new design ethos called “Material”. Material Design is a new consistent look for Google’s apps, products and services, which stretches beyond Android to Google’s Chrome browser and Chrome OS software for low-cost laptops. The basic premise is a bolder, more colourful and flat look to icons, notifications and other interface elements. This review is based on a very near final version of Lollipop released by Google for testing. Small things may change before release. Smooth sliding For Lollipop that means the use of much brighter, fuller colours than the previous version of Android and a more consistent …

    October 31, 2014 3:17 am
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Science

  • Scripps Research Institute scientists make enzyme that could help explain origins of life


    Related images(click to enlarge) Mimicking natural evolution in a test tube, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have devised an enzyme with a unique property that might have been crucial to the origin of life on Earth. Aside from illuminating one possible path for life’s beginnings, the achievement is likely to yield a powerful tool for evolving new and useful molecules. “When I start to tell people about this, they sometimes wonder if we’re merely suggesting the possibility of such an enzyme — but no, we actually made it,” said Gerald F. Joyce, professor in TSRI’s Departments of Chemistry and Cell and Molecular Biology and director of the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation. Joyce was the senior author of the new report, which was published online ahead of print by the journal Nature on October 29, 2014. The Challenge of Making Copies The new enzyme is called a ribozyme because it is …

    October 31, 2014 3:38 am
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Health

  • India considers ban on e-cigarettes, sale of single smokes


    NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India is considering a ban on electronic cigarettes over the risks to public health that they may cause, a senior Health Ministry official told Reuters. The World Health Organization (WHO) in August called for stiff regulation of e-cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, in the latest bid to control the booming $3 billion global market. Such devices use battery-powered cartridges to produce a nicotine-laced vapor but there is a lack of long-term scientific research that confirms they are safe. Some critics fear they could lead to nicotine addiction and tobacco smoking. “We see it as a backdoor entry, it doesn’t have tobacco but it has nicotine,” said the official, who declined to be identified because of the sensitivity of the matter. “Expert panels have recommended regulation or a ban. India cannot regulate easily,” the official added, saying that the government would consider the ban in the next month or …

    October 31, 2014 3:17 am
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Entertainment

  • Jon Cryer airs his dirty laundry with Charlie Sheen


    Weeks before his fourth wedding, Charlie Sheen and fiancée call it quits But for Cryer, all he ever worried about was his friend. “I think, for me, and for a lot of people, the first sort of crack in the facade was when Charlie started going on the Alex Jones show and talking about 9/11 — that it was a conspiracy and that it was a controlled demolition and all this stuff,” Cryer told HuffPost Live. “I remember driving into my parking space and I saw him stepping out of his trailer, and I was like, ‘Uh, can we talk for a minute?’” But things didn’t stop with the talk. Cryer said Sheen’s personal life started suffering — he divorced Denise Richards and eventually married Brooke Mueller, and an arrest and personal troubles kept Sheen on a downward spiral. “Anybody who’s had an addict as a friend knows that you live with this fear — you …

    October 31, 2014 4:59 am
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Editorial

  • ‘Lone Wolf’ terror attacks: We’re sitting ducks and Americans with guns are last line of defense


    The recent spate of “lone wolf” terrorist attacks both here and in Canada seem to have come out of nowhere. And it’s clear that they have left Americans and Canadians as sitting ducks. Simply by using the Internet, ISIS has encouraged “lone wolf” individuals. These “wolves” have initiated attacks on their own with no planning or coordination with others and without leaving a trail of clues about their intentions. Law enforcement authorities and our government are not well suited to defend against such individual terror strikes. As Israel has learned about such attacks, there are just too many targets to defend. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT So what can be done to protect public safety? When police and the military can’t be everywhere, the last line of defense is having more citizens carry guns. What can be done to protect public safety? When police and the military can’t be everywhere, the last line of defense is having more …

    October 31, 2014 3:17 am
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Odd News

  • Police led to Alabama drug suspect by his dog


    BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) – Police in Alabama found a suspected drug dealer who was hiding in tall grass near his home after the man’s dog, tail wagging enthusiastically, led officers to him, police said on Thursday. Edward Melvin Henderson fled his home in Prattville as officers pulled up to the residence with a search warrant on Tuesday, said Paula Barlow, spokeswoman for the Prattville Police Department. Henderson ran, jumped off a ravine and continued running. As officers approached the ravine, a mixed breed pit bull/husky later identified as Bo came running up, she said. Henderson had run into a wooded area and was hiding. Two officers looked at Bo and pointed in the direction Henderson had run and told the dog to go and get him. Investigators trailed Bo, who was wagging his tail after locating his owner lying in high grass, Barlow said. The search warrant resulted in the recovery of methamphetamine and components …

    October 30, 2014 11:36 pm
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