• Blue Jays bounce back, down Red Sox

    Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) – Jose Reyes, Melky Cabrera and Dioner Navarro all drove in a pair of runs as the Toronto Blue Jays took down the Boston Red Sox, 7-3, in the second test of...
  • MH17 dead to be flown to Netherlands

    MH17 dead to be flown to Netherlands

    23 July 2014 Last updated at 03:50 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The train carrying bodies from the MH17 crash site has arrived in Kharkiv The first bodies recovered from the...
  • Chrysler recalls 792,000 older Jeeps

    Chrysler recalls 792,000 older Jeeps

    Older Jeep Commanders and Jeep Grand Cherokees were recalled by Chrysler for an ignition switch problem. Chrysler recalled about 792,000 older SUVs Tuesday for ignition switch problems. The flaw affects Jeep Commanders from model years...
  • Law of physics governs airplane evolution

    Law of physics governs airplane evolution

    Related images(click to enlarge) Researchers believe they now know why the supersonic trans-Atlantic Concorde aircraft went the way of the dodo — it hit an evolutionary cul-de-sac. In a new study, Adrian Bejan, professor of...
  • Donut capers stymie police in Oregon

    PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) – Police in a Portland suburb have a sticky situation on their hands: for more than a month, mysterious vandals have been smearing pastries on cars, depositing donuts in lawns and leaving...
  • Electronic Arts earnings surge 51%

    Electronic Arts earnings surge 51%

    23 July 2014 Last updated at 02:31 Titanfall is published exclusively for Microsoft by Electronic Arts and was launched earlier this year US video game publisher Electronic Arts (EA) has reported a 51% jump in...

Headline News

  • U.S. announces arrests in border crackdown on human smuggling


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. officials have made almost 200 arrests and seized more than $625,000 in illicit profits in a month-long crackdown on human smuggling in response to an influx of illegal immigration into Texas, the Department of Homeland Security said on Tuesday. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the campaign underscored the government’s pledge that U.S. borders were not open to illegal immigration “and that if you enter the United States illegally, we will send you back”. “Equally important, those who prey upon migrants for financial gain will be targeted, arrested, and prosecuted,” he added in a statement. “We are focusing on the pocketbooks of these human smugglers, including their money laundering activities in the United States – working with our Mexican and Central American partners to track, interdict, and seize the money flowing through Mexico and Central America.” Johnson said the government sent extra personnel to Texas’ Rio Grande Valley in late June …

    July 22, 2014 10:05 pm
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Politics

  • Georgia Runoff Results for House Races: Ex-Congressman Bob Barr Loses Comeback Bid


    By Emily Cahn Posted at 9:13 p.m. on July 22 0 Tweet Jody Hice defeated Mike Collins, above, for the GOP nod in a Georgia House race. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo) Updated 9:52 p.m. | Former state Sen. Barry Loudermilk thwarted former Rep. Bobb Barr’s comeback, capturing a decisive win in Tuesday’s GOP runoff. Loudermilk defeated Barr 70 percent to 30 percent, with 41 percent of precincts reporting, according to The Associated Press. There is no Democrat running in the 11th District in the fall, making Loudermilk the de facto next member of Congress from this Marietta-based district. He will succeed Rep. Phil Gingrey, who lost a GOP Senate primary in May. In the primary for Gingrey’s seat, Loudermilk came in first in a six-candidate primary with 37 percent. Barr trailed him with 26 percent. GOP operatives said Barr was well known in the district, but ultimately could not overcome his lengthy and unique political …

    July 22, 2014 9:24 pm
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Stocks

  • Chrysler recalls 792,000 older Jeeps


    Older Jeep Commanders and Jeep Grand Cherokees were recalled by Chrysler for an ignition switch problem. Chrysler recalled about 792,000 older SUVs Tuesday for ignition switch problems. The flaw affects Jeep Commanders from model years 2006-2007 and Jeep Grand Cherokees from 2005-2007. The issue is linked to one accident, but the company is unaware of any related injuries. The problem can cause the ignition key to move out of the “on” position while the car is being driven, usually because it was bumped by a driver’s knee, the company said in a statement. That could cause the engine to stall and the front airbags to stop working. Problems with ignition switches have been found in millions of vehicles recalled this year. Chrysler recalled 696,000 minivans and SUVs for a similar issue in June. Related: Chrysler recalls 696,000 minivans and SUVs General Motors (GM) is currently under investigation after it took ten years to recall 2.6 …

    July 22, 2014 10:04 pm
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Sports

  • Blue Jays bounce back, down Red Sox


    Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) – Jose Reyes, Melky Cabrera and Dioner Navarro all drove in a pair of runs as the Toronto Blue Jays took down the Boston Red Sox, 7-3, in the second test of a four-game series. Navarro doubled and homered, while Reyes added a solo shot among his three hits and Cabrera finished 3-for-5 for the Blue Jays, who rebounded from Monday’s series-opening 14-1 loss. J.A. Happ (8-5) tossed six scoreless innings, allowing seven hits and one walk while fanning four. Stephen Drew hit a two-run homer and David Ortiz collected a solo blast for the Red Sox, who received three hits apiece from David Ross and Shane Victorino in defeat. Jake Peavy (1-9) lasted 6 1/3 innings, and was charged with five runs on eight hits with three walks and seven strikeouts. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT

    July 22, 2014 10:05 pm
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World News

  • MH17 dead to be flown to Netherlands


    23 July 2014 Last updated at 03:50 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The train carrying bodies from the MH17 crash site has arrived in Kharkiv The first bodies recovered from the Malaysia Airlines plane which crashed in Ukraine last week are to be flown to the Netherlands for identification. A day of mourning is being held to mark the occasion, more than five days after the aircraft was downed in a rebel-held area in eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile US intelligence officials said they believed pro-Russian rebels had shot down the jet by mistake. But no direct link to Russia itself had been found, they added. The plane crashed in a rebel-held area after apparently being hit by a missile on 17 July killing all 298 people on board, most of whom were Dutch. A refrigerated train carriage carrying around 200 bodies from the crash site arrived in the government-held city of Kharkiv …

    July 22, 2014 10:05 pm
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Technology

  • Electronic Arts earnings surge 51%


    23 July 2014 Last updated at 02:31 Titanfall is published exclusively for Microsoft by Electronic Arts and was launched earlier this year US video game publisher Electronic Arts (EA) has reported a 51% jump in profit for the April-to-June quarter, boosted by strong sales of titles like Titanfall and FIFA 2014. Net profit rose to $335m (£196m) for the period, up from $222m a year ago, EA has also benefitted from the launch of gaming consoles, which has driven up demand for its video game titles. However, the firm said it was delaying the launch of its title Battlefield Hardline from October to early 2015. It said it was looking to make improvements to the game based on user suggestions and feedback on the test version. Continue reading the main story “Start Quote We continue to view mobile as a business with tremendous opportunity as the market is experiencing significant global growth in smartphones and …

    July 22, 2014 9:24 pm
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Science

  • Law of physics governs airplane evolution


    Related images(click to enlarge) Researchers believe they now know why the supersonic trans-Atlantic Concorde aircraft went the way of the dodo — it hit an evolutionary cul-de-sac. In a new study, Adrian Bejan, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke University, shows that a law of physics he penned more than two decades ago helps explain the evolution of passenger airplanes from the small, propeller-driven DC-3s of yore to today’s behemoth Boeing 787s. The analysis also provides insights into how aerospace companies can develop successful future designs. The Concorde, alas, was too far from the curve of these good designs, Bejan says. The paper appears online July 22, in the Journal of Applied Physics. “The evolution of Earth’s species occurred on a timescale far too large for humans to witness,” said Bejan. “But the evolution of our use of technology and airplanes to transport people and goods has taken place in little more …

    July 22, 2014 9:44 pm
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Health

  • Using a nicotine patch during pregnancy tied to higher ADHD risk


    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Smoking during pregnancy has been linked to a higher chance of the child having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and a new study suggests women who use nicotine replacement products may also have children with an elevated risk. That doesn’t necessarily mean that nicotine causes ADHD, the authors note. For instance, it could be that women dependent on nicotine are more likely to have ADHD symptoms themselves, said senior author Dr. Carsten Obel, from Aarhus University in Denmark. The children of women who use nicotine replacement products to quit smoking may be at risk of ADHD because of genes or their family environment, he told Reuters Health by email. For the new study, the researchers analyzed information from Danish databases on more than 80,000 children born between 1996 and 2002. Mothers were interviewed while pregnant and asked if they currently smoked, used nicotine replacement products including gum, patches or sprays or had …

    July 22, 2014 9:24 pm
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Entertainment

  • Jenny McCarthy says her son has no idea he is being bullied


    Jenny McCarthy’s keeping her wedding small, with no celebs  “My son’s main goal is to make as many friends as possible,” McCarthy said on the show, explaining that she received an email from the camp Evan is attending explaining that he was being bullied by those he believes are his friends. “They’re laughing at him but he laughs, too,” she said, according to People. “I said, ‘You have to find the kids that like you and are nice to you. Who do you sit next to in the cafeteria?’ And he said, ‘No one. I ask, and they say no.’” Although Evan is facing this struggle, McCarthy said the one blessing is that he doesn’t understand what is happening — but eventually it could be more harmful to him. “It’s so wonderful that he’s not aware that kids are making fun of him. But at what point do I need to teach him that?” she …

    July 22, 2014 10:05 pm
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Editorial

  • Mr. Obama, abandoning our allies isn’t a strategy, it’s a disaster


      “We have enormous input about this that points fingers,” Secretary of State John Kerry told CNN’s State of the Union Sunday. “It is pretty clear that this was a system from Russia, transferred to separatists. We know with confidence that the Ukrainians did not have such a system anywhere near the vicinity at that point of time.” Not only is it clear that the BUK missile launcher that struck Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was Russian, there are voice intercepts and a video of a launcher moving back into Russia with at least one missing missile. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT I think we all know where that missing missile went – and that there were 298 innocent lives lost as a result. We need American leadership that can speak with one voice at a time of crisis and present a unified front against our enemies and our allies’ enemies.Until the Obama administration gets smart to this strategy, …

    July 22, 2014 9:24 pm
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Odd News

  • Donut capers stymie police in Oregon


    PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) – Police in a Portland suburb have a sticky situation on their hands: for more than a month, mysterious vandals have been smearing pastries on cars, depositing donuts in lawns and leaving cakes strewn about the streets. According to Hillsboro police, the baked-goods bandits first struck on June 1, smearing a maple bar across a car windshield. In the weeks since, the pastry perpetrators have occasionally turned to healthier fare, leaving yogurt, bread and potato salad on vehicles and in driveways, although most of the incidents have involved sweets, said police spokesman Lieutenant Mike Rouches. Amateur sleuths within the neighborhood collected frosting and sprinkles, and traced pastries back to at least two supermarkets in the area. “We think the suspects probably went to a Dumpster where a grocery store had thrown out day-old pastries,” Rouches said. Although only two residents of the suburban northeast Hillsboro neighborhood have complained to police, baked goods …

    July 22, 2014 9:44 pm
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