• Sens crush Coyotes

    Ottawa, ON (SportsNetwork.com) – Robin Lehner made 35 saves, and the Ottawa Senators scored four goals in a 5 1/2 minute span in their 7-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday afternoon. Milan Michalek...
  • Chile proposes to end abortion ban

    Chile proposes to end abortion ban

    31 January 2015 Last updated at 23:01 Ms Bachelet signed the proposal at a ceremony in the Moneda presidential palace Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has announced plans to end a total ban on abortions in...
  • Li vaults into lead in Panama

    Panama City, Panama (SportsNetwork.com) – Hao Tong Li fired a 5-under 65 in Saturday’s third round and he moved atop the leaderboard at the season-opening Panama Claro Championship. Li ended 54 holes at 9-under-par 201....
  • Tasers ‘needed for all police’

    Tasers ‘needed for all police’

    31 January 2015 Last updated at 16:08 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Steve White, Police Federation: “The time for action is now” All front-line police in England and Wales should be...
  • Shake Shack workers get in on IPO riches

    Shake Shack workers get in on IPO riches

      It’s not just investors that made out like bandits Friday as Shake Shack ended its first day of trading 120% higher than its IPO price. Some of its workers made money, too. Every Shake...

Headline News

  • Balloon pilots make history with trans-Pacific flight


    Jan. 8, 2015: This photo provided by Tami Bradley-Two Eagles Balloon Team, shows pilots from left, Troy Bradley of Albuquerque, N.M., and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia, before they lift off in a gas balloon in Saga, Japan. (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –  An audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean came to an end Saturday as two accomplished pilots safely touched down in the water just off the coast of Mexico in their helium-filled balloon after shattering two long-standing records. Troy Bradley of Albuquerque and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia landed 4 miles offshore in Baja California about 300 miles north of the popular beach destination of Cabo San Lucas. Initial plans called for a landing on the beach, but the pilots decided to come in low and drop trailing ropes into the ocean to help slow the balloon for a controlled water landing. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Mission control in Albuquerque was packed with supporters of the …

    January 31, 2015 6:21 pm
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Politics

  • DSCC, NRSC Release Final Fundraising, Debt From 2014


    By Emily Cahn Posted at 3:30 p.m. today 0 Tweet Jon Tester from Montana is the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in the 2016 cycle. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo) The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will start the 2016 cycle with $5 million more in debt than Republicans, according to recently released fundraising figures from both organizations. The National Republican Senatorial Committee starts the cycle $10 million in debt, the committee announced Saturday, while the DSCC starts the cycle $15 million in debt. Not included in the DSCC’s debt is a $5 million mortgage it took out last summer to purchase its longtime building, the Mott House. The mortgage does not comprise any part of the committee’s operational debt that it pays down during the cycle. The DSCC also paid off $1.3 million of debt in January, according to a DSCC aide. Both committees brought in small hauls from Nov. 25 through Dec. 31 — the final reporting period of the year. The DSCC …

    January 31, 2015 2:39 pm
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Stocks

  • Shake Shack workers get in on IPO riches


      It’s not just investors that made out like bandits Friday as Shake Shack ended its first day of trading 120% higher than its IPO price. Some of its workers made money, too. Every Shake Shack (SHAK) manager got stock options Friday, CEO Randy Garutti told CNBC. The company has 160 managers who also get revenue-sharing and health benefits. And its 1,450 hourly employees all make more than the local minimum wage. Employees start at least $10 an hour in the New York metro area, where the chain has 16 restaurants. New York City’s minimum wage is $8.75 an hour. Shake Shack, which has been profitable, said it will continue to pay above minimum wage even at the risk of earning less money, according to a regulatory filing. Related: Make it a Double Shack. Shake Shack is up 120%! “We believe that this enables us to attract a higher caliber employee and this translates directly …

    January 31, 2015 5:01 pm
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Sports

  • Sens crush Coyotes


    Ottawa, ON (SportsNetwork.com) – Robin Lehner made 35 saves, and the Ottawa Senators scored four goals in a 5 1/2 minute span in their 7-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday afternoon. Milan Michalek and Mark Stone each scored in the closing minutes of the second period, and Bobby Ryan and Jean-Gabriel Pageau added goals very early in the third period. Ottawa also got goals from Mike Hoffman, Erik Karlsson and Mika Zibanejad to win for the second time in three games. Marc Methot tallied a career-high three assists. Mike Smith allowed five Senators goals on 20 shots against him before getting the hook in the third period. Zbynek Michalek and Sam Gagner scored Arizona’s goals as the Coyotes fell to 1-3-2 on their ongoing eight-game road trip. After two goals were scored in the first 69 seconds of the game, it took until late in the second period for either team to light …

    January 31, 2015 6:21 pm
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World News

  • Chile proposes to end abortion ban


    31 January 2015 Last updated at 23:01 Ms Bachelet signed the proposal at a ceremony in the Moneda presidential palace Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has announced plans to end a total ban on abortions in the predominantly Roman Catholic country. Ms Bachelet has tabled a bill in Congress to legalise abortion in cases of rape or when there mother’s life to the mother’s or the baby’s life. Abortion is punishable in Chile by up to five years in jail. The absolute ban of abortion puts the lives of thousands of Chilean women at risk every year, said Ms Bachelet. She went on national television to announce the plans. “Facts have shown that the absolute criminalization of abortion has not stopped the practice,” she said. “This is a difficult situation and we must face it as a mature country.” The BBC’s Gideon Long says the draft law faces opposition from Chile’s powerful Catholic Church, from conservatives …

    January 31, 2015 6:21 pm
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Technology

  • Pirate Bay back up after December police raid


    The Pirate Bay made a defiant return Saturday, seven weeks after a police raid shut down the infamous file-sharing website. On the revived site, a defiant pheonix rising from the ashes has replaced the usual Pirate Bay logo of a buccaneer’s ship. Screenshot by CNET The site, which allows users to download television shows, movies, games and other files, had been down since December 9. Two weeks later, a temporary homepage went back up with a countdown to February 1, according to TorrentFreak, which first reported the site was back up. The Pirate Bay is known for allegedly abetting the piracy of copyrighted material — and court battles over bans of the site have been going on in several countries for years. When the site was shut down in December, it was unclear if it would go back up. Today, the site features an image of a phoenix in the place of its trademark pirate …

    January 31, 2015 2:40 pm
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Science

  • Launch of NASA Soil Moisture Mapping Mission Set for Saturday


    NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive mission (SMAP) now is scheduled to launch from Space Launch Complex 2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California at 9:20 a.m. EST (6:20 a.m. PST) Saturday, Jan. 31 on a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket. NASA Television coverage of the launch will begin at 7 a.m. Managers from NASA and United Launch Alliance gave a “go” to proceed with the launch following completion of minor repairs to the Delta II rocket. During inspections following the Thursday launch attempt, minor “debonds” to the booster insulation were identified. A standard repair was implemented.                                                                                      Weather forecasters are predicting a 100 percent chance of favorable conditions for launch. SMAP will provide high-resolution, space-based measurements of soil moisture and its state — frozen or thawed — a new capability that will allow scientists to better predict natural hazards of extreme weather, climate change, floods and droughts, and help reduce uncertainties in our understanding of …

    January 31, 2015 2:40 pm
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Health

  • Bacteria May Help Battle Cancer, Study Suggests


    SATURDAY, Jan. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Bacteria may offer a new way to treat cancer, a small, preliminary study suggests. Researchers injected a weakened strain of Clostridium novyi-NT bacteria spores into tumors in six patients. The bacteria grew in the tumors and killed cancer cells, the investigators reported. C. novyi-NT, which lives in soil, is a close relative of the bacteria that causes botulism. Before injecting C. novyi-NT into the patients, the researchers weakened it by removing its dangerous toxin. Five of the six patients are still alive, while one died from unrelated causes several months after receiving the bacteria injection, according to the study to be presented Saturday at the annual Symposium on Clinical Interventional Oncology in Hollywood, Fla. Research presented at medical meetings should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal. “When tumors reach a certain size, parts of them do not receive oxygen, which makes them resistant to …

    January 31, 2015 2:39 pm
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Entertainment

  • Justin Bieber’s new look makes us think he’s really turning over a new leaf


    After posting an apology for basically everything he’s done in the past year and a half on his Facebook page, the Biebs is continuing to shed the layers he’s been putting on by changing up his hair color. I guess he thought that his blonde was having too much fun and needed a change. Lately, he’s been spotted running around covering up his face and head completely. Apparently, now we know why. Image: Winston Burris/WENN.com I’d say if you are going to go for the whole new me bit, a drastic change in your look might work in terms of getting people’s attention. Bieber’s locks have always been a trademark for him, and, of course, we know we have him to thank for the head-flicking, helmet hairstyle sported by every 15-year-old. Image: WENN.com It’s no surprise, really, that he has made this change from his shockingly blond locks back to something more natural and more …

    January 31, 2015 5:01 pm
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Editorial

  • Obama, Netanyahu and Iran: Why Israel’s leader won’t back down on Congress speech


    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been invited by House Speaker John Boehner to address a joint session of Congress. It will be an occasion for Netanyahu to deliver his views on the nuclear deal with Iran that the White House and its European partners are attempting to craft. It is a deal Netanyahu does not like or trust. President Obama wants the speech canceled. He has made it clear that he won’t meet with Netanyahu. His senior officials are telling journalists, off the record, that a speech by Bibi could wreck Israeli-American relations, leave the Jewish state friendless and veto-less at the U.N. and unprotected from the aggression of the ayatollahs in Tehran. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Unlike the American president, Bibi can’t afford to simply hope for the best. For almost two decades he has been obsessed with what could happen to his country if the ayatollahs get their hands on the strategic weapons to carry out their deranged …

    January 31, 2015 2:39 pm
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Odd News

  • Secretary of State Kerry fined for not shoveling by Boston home


    BOSTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was slapped with a $50 fine for failing to have a side street adjoining his Boston home shoveled following the blizzard that dropped more than 2 feet (60 cm) of snow on Massachusetts this week, a spokesman said on Friday. The fine was issued on Thursday after a snow-removal company hired by Kerry and his neighbors in the city’s historic Beacon Hill neighborhood saw yellow tape blocking the sidewalk alongside the home and thought it was related to security for the top U.S. diplomat. The tape had been put up to warn pedestrians of falling ice and snow, said Kerry’s spokesman, Glen Johnson. “Once they understood that they were allowed to enter the area, the contractors finished the sidewalk late Thursday morning,” he said. Kerry was in Saudi Arabia with President Barack Obama to attend the funeral of King Abdullah and meet with his successor, King …

    January 30, 2015 10:31 pm
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