• Airlines told to replace cockpit kit

    Airlines told to replace cockpit kit

    1 October 2014 Last updated at 14:49 Airlines face having to replace the display screens in affected aircraft Airlines have been ordered to replace or modify the cockpit display units fitted to hundreds of Boeing...
  • Texas children ‘monitored for Ebola’

    Texas children ‘monitored for Ebola’

    1 October 2014 Last updated at 18:34 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The authorities are searching for people the patient could have infected, as ABC’s Cecilia Vega reports Schoolchildren have come...
  • UK legalises music and film ripping

    UK legalises music and film ripping

    1 October 2014 Last updated at 17:11 By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor It had previously been an offence to use a PC to make back-ups of purchased media A law has come into effect...
  • Asian Republicans Announce 2014 Endorsements

    By Clark Mindock Posted at 12:29 p.m. today 0 Tweet Comstock, left, is running against Democrat John Foust, right, in Virginia’s 10th District. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) The Asian Republican Coalition announced Wednesday its support...
  • Charles, Watt, Novak named AFC’s best for Week 4

    New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and San Diego Chargers kicker Nick Novak have been selected as the AFC’s top players for Week...

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  • Texas children ‘monitored for Ebola’


    1 October 2014 Last updated at 18:34 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The authorities are searching for people the patient could have infected, as ABC’s Cecilia Vega reports Schoolchildren have come into contact with the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola on US soil, the governor of Texas has said. At a news conference at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Rick Perry said the children were being monitored “at home” for symptoms. The patient is thought to have contracted the virus in Liberia before coming to the US nearly two weeks ago. He is in a serious condition, a spokeswoman for the hospital said. “Today we learned that some school-age children had been identified as having had contact with the patient and are now being monitored at home for any signs of the disease,” Mr Perry said. “Parents are extremely concerned about that development. These children have been identified …

    October 1, 2014 12:48 pm
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Politics

  • Asian Republicans Announce 2014 Endorsements


    By Clark Mindock Posted at 12:29 p.m. today 0 Tweet Comstock, left, is running against Democrat John Foust, right, in Virginia’s 10th District. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) The Asian Republican Coalition announced Wednesday its support for five Republicans in the midterms, including two incumbents, two House hopefuls and a gubernatorial candidate. “These candidates believe in creating and building upon strong relationships within the comprehensive Asian American community,” ARC Chairman John J. Ying said in a press release. “We are pleased to see that they will constructively engage to push for an agenda based on education, merit, hard work, personal freedom, entrepreneurship and family.” In Kentucky, ARC endorsed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who faces Democrat Allison Lundergan Grimes. The Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call rates the race as Leans Republican. They also backed Chris Gibson, R-N.Y., in his race against venture capitalist Sean Eldridge, a Democrat. The Rothenberg Political Report/Roll rates the race in the Empire State’s …

    October 1, 2014 12:08 pm
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Stocks

  • Hackers stole $100 million of U.S. military and Xbox tech


      Federal officials have accused four men of hacking into computer networks of the U.S. military and Microsoft and stealing more than $100 million worth of software. In an indictment unsealed Tuesday, the four are accused of stealing proprietary software used to train Apache helicopter pilots as well as source code and technical specifications related to the Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) Xbox One gaming console and games including “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.” The FBI says the men conspired to “use, share and sell” the stolen information, and federal officials have already seized $620,000 in alleged proceeds from the scheme. Related: Welcome to the Age of Hacks The defendants are Nathan Leroux, 20, of Bowie, Md.; Sanadodeh Nesheiwat, 28, of Washington, N.J.; Austin Alcala, 18, of McCordsville, Ind.; and David Pokora, 22, of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Pokora and Nesheiwat have already pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit computer fraud and copyright infringement and are awaiting …

    October 1, 2014 1:08 pm
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Sports

  • Charles, Watt, Novak named AFC’s best for Week 4


    New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and San Diego Chargers kicker Nick Novak have been selected as the AFC’s top players for Week 4 of the NFL season. Charles scored three touchdowns in Kansas City’s 41-14 rout of New England on Monday to capture the offensive award for the fourth time in his career, tying Priest Holmes and Larry Johnson for the most among Chiefs’ running backs. He rushed for 92 yards with a score and caught three passes for 16 yards and two touchdowns. Watt picked up the defensive honor for the third time after making five tackles and returning an interception 80 yards for a touchdown in Houston’s 23-17 win over Buffalo on Sunday. His TD came early in the third quarter and gave the Texans a lead they would not relinquish. Novak was chosen as the top special teams player …

    October 1, 2014 11:48 am
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World News

  • Airlines told to replace cockpit kit


    1 October 2014 Last updated at 14:49 Airlines face having to replace the display screens in affected aircraft Airlines have been ordered to replace or modify the cockpit display units fitted to hundreds of Boeing jets. The US air safety regulator said that tests had indicated that mobile phone and computer signals could cause the screens to go blank. The affected planes are typically fitted with several screens, each of which costs thousands of pounds. Honeywell – the displays’ manufacturer – has stressed that the problem has not been experienced in-flight. “The only known occurrence was during a developmental test conducted on the ground,” said spokesman Steve Brecken. “We worked with Boeing and addressed any concerns in 2012 with new display hardware.” Boeing had previously issued an alert in November 2012 after an aeroplane operator and wi-fi vendor noticed interference caused by the installation of an in-flight internet system. The “phase 3″ display units were …

    October 1, 2014 12:48 pm
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Technology

  • UK legalises music and film ripping


    1 October 2014 Last updated at 17:11 By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor It had previously been an offence to use a PC to make back-ups of purchased media A law has come into effect that permits UK citizens to make copies of CDs, MP3s, DVDs, Blu-rays and e-books. Consumers are allowed to keep the duplicates on local storage or in the cloud. While it is legal to make back-ups for personal use, it remains an offence to share the data with friends or family. Making such copies – including ripping CDs to iTunes – had previously qualified as copyright infringement, although cases were rarely prosecuted. The changes were detailed in June, when the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) issued guidance, but had not come into effect until now. “These changes are going to bring our IP [intellectual property] laws into the 21st century,” said the minister for Intellectual Property, Baroness Neville-Rolfe. “They will mean that …

    October 1, 2014 12:08 pm
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Science

  • How dinosaur arms turned into bird wings


    Although we now appreciate that birds evolved from a branch of the dinosaur family tree, a crucial adaptation for flight has continued to puzzle evolutionary biologists. During the millions of years that elapsed, wrists went from straight to bent and hyperflexible, allowing birds to fold their wings neatly against their bodies when not flying. How this happened has been the subject of much debate, with substantial disagreement between developmental biologists, who study how the wings of modern birds develop in the growing embryo, and palaeontologists who study the bones of dinosaurs and early birds. A resolution to this impasse is now provided by an exciting new study publishing on September 30 in PLOS Biology. Underlying this striking evolutionary transformation change is a halving in the number of wrist bones, but developmental biologists and palaeontologists have different names for most of them, and seldom agree on the correspondence between specific dinosaur bones and those of their …

    October 1, 2014 8:25 am
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Health

  • Portola Pharma drug reverses effect of anti-clotting drugs in study


    (Reuters) – Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc said its drug met the main goal of reversing the effect of anti-coagulant drugs in a late-stage study. Data showed that an intravenous shot of the drug, andexanet alfa, immediately reversed the effect of Eliquis, an anti-clotting drug by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Pfizer Inc. Andexanet alfa is also being tested against Xarelto, a drug made by Bayer Healthcare and Johnson Johnson’s unit Janssen, Portola said in a statement. (Reporting by Vidya L Nathan in Bangalore; Editing by Kirti Pandey)

    October 1, 2014 8:05 am
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Entertainment

  • Ben Affleck Boasts His Penis Looks Better In 3D


    Posted on Wed Oct 1st, 2014 9:30am PDT       By X17 Staff Get More: Music News Ladies everywhere rejoice! Ben Affleck has revealed moviegoers can expect brief full frontal nudity in Gone Girl, and the actor promised that his peen doesn’t disappoint on the big screen! “The penis is in there. I try to get it in every movie,” he joked in a new interview with MTV.com. The Oscar winner explained that he knew he was going to have to be uncensored and raw from the get-go thanks to director David Fincher. “It’s ironic, because David said to me from the beginning, this is a warts and all movie. It can have no vanity. You have to see the naked underbelly of this character. It’s gotta be like in Europe, they just don’t give a s*** about any of that stuff and they just play real people. So that was the spirit of the thing and we …

    October 1, 2014 11:48 am
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Editorial

  • Failing our veterans: We cannot leave US Marine Tahmooressi behind in Mexico


    On Wednesday morning I had the privilege and honor to testify before the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere to help draw attention to the plight of Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi, a decorated combat veteran who the Mexican government has been permitted to hold for more than six months. I testified alongside Jill Tahmooressi, Andrew’s incredibly courageous mother, Sergeant Robert Buchanan, USMC (Ret.) who served with Andrew in Afghanistan and television personality and veterans advocate Lieutenant Commander Montel Williams. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Here is a slightly adapted version of my prepared testimony: Mrs. Tahmooressi, your courageous advocacy on behalf of your son is an inspiration to us all. It’s an honor to be here with you. Sergeant Buchanan, thank you for your service to this nation, and for your willingness to continue to have the back of your fellow Marine. Finally, Lieutenant Commander Williams, thank you for using your substantial platform to advocate …

    October 1, 2014 12:08 pm
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Odd News

  • Hundreds of chickens killed by intruders at California farm: police


    (Reuters) – Intruders beat to death more than 900 chickens, some of them with a golf club, during a break-in at a commercial poultry farm in central California, authorities said. The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said the suspects pulled back part of the fence to enter the Foster Farms facility. “Once inside, the suspects used a golf club, and possibly another similar type instrument, to slaughter the birds,” it said in a statement, adding that 920 chickens were killed. Livingston, California-based Foster Farms said it was “an unconscionable act of animal cruelty” that appears to be a random act of violence. “Foster Farms is working with local law enforcement … and is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the persons responsible,” it said in a statement. The incident happened on Sept. 20 but only came to light on Tuesday after the sheriff’s office called for the public’s help …

    October 1, 2014 12:28 pm
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