• 7 stocks Wall Street thinks will soar this year

    7 stocks Wall Street thinks will soar this year

    The bull market in stocks is getting old. It’s been alive and kicking for nearly six years, carrying the SP 500 215% higher and into uncharted territory. On top of that, the Nasdaq is knocking...
  • Stars ship Cole to Red Wings for prospects, pick

    Frisco, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – The Detroit Red Wings picked up veteran forward insurance for their playoff run on Sunday, acquiring Erik Cole from the Dallas Stars. The Stars will receive defensive prospect Mattias Backman, forward...
  • UK cuts ‘concern’ head of US Army

    UK cuts ‘concern’ head of US Army

    2 March 2015 Last updated at 01:58 General Raymond Odierno says some British army brigades may have to work inside US ones in future The head of the US Army says he is “very concerned”...
  • Murder charge for Peru ex-minister

    Murder charge for Peru ex-minister

    2 March 2015 Last updated at 00:57 As Interior Minister, Daniel Urresti was one of Peru’s most popular political figures A prosecutor in Peru is seeking a 25-year prison term for a former minister accused...
  • Jeb Bush will refuse to sign tax pledges: spokeswoman

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (Reuters) – Jeb Bush will not sign any “no new taxes” pledges or any other pledges if he decides to seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, a spokeswoman said on Saturday. The...

Headline News

  • UK cuts ‘concern’ head of US Army


    2 March 2015 Last updated at 01:58 General Raymond Odierno says some British army brigades may have to work inside US ones in future The head of the US Army says he is “very concerned” about the impact of spending cuts on the UK’s armed forces. Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno voiced his reservations about the falling proportion of the UK’s national wealth being spent on the military. He warned it could see British units operating within US ranks, rather than divisions working alongside each other. The Ministry of Defence said the government was committed to spending 2% of GDP on defence. Ministers are under pressure from Conservative MPs and the military to commit to meeting Nato’s target of spending at least that figure on defence beyond 2016. Britain currently just meets the 2% target, but the government is committed only to continuing that until the end of this Parliament. ‘Same goals’ General Odierno …

    March 1, 2015 9:40 pm
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Politics

  • Jeb Bush will refuse to sign tax pledges: spokeswoman


    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (Reuters) – Jeb Bush will not sign any “no new taxes” pledges or any other pledges if he decides to seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, a spokeswoman said on Saturday. The statement from Bush spokeswoman Kristy Campbell was in response to an appeal from anti-tax champion Grover Norquist for Bush to sign his Taxpayers Protection Pledge, in which candidates agree to oppose tax increases. “If Governor Bush decides to move forward, he will not sign any pledges circulated by lobbying groups,” Campbell said in a statement. “His record on tax cuts is clear. He didn’t raise taxes.” Bush’s opposition to such pledges is longstanding. He did not sign such pledges in any of his three previous campaigns for Florida governor, an aide said. His father, former President George H.W. Bush, was defeated for re-election in 1992 after disappointing Republicans by breaking his “read my lips-no new taxes” pledge as part of …

    March 1, 2015 9:39 pm
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Stocks

  • 7 stocks Wall Street thinks will soar this year


    The bull market in stocks is getting old. It’s been alive and kicking for nearly six years, carrying the SP 500 215% higher and into uncharted territory. On top of that, the Nasdaq is knocking on the door of 5,000 for the first time in 15 years. None of this means the party in stocks is over. February was actually the best month for U.S. stocks since 2011. But it does signal that it’s becoming more difficult for investors to find companies that offer real upside. Many sectors of the market look pricey and others may not enjoy the explosive growth of prior years. Don’t give up on finding good deals yet. Wall Street predicts these seven stocks — all of which have struggled this year — still have lots of room to run, even at this stage in the bull market. Related: 2014 was a helluva good year for stocks 1. American Airlines 2. …

    March 1, 2015 9:58 pm
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Sports

  • Stars ship Cole to Red Wings for prospects, pick


    Frisco, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – The Detroit Red Wings picked up veteran forward insurance for their playoff run on Sunday, acquiring Erik Cole from the Dallas Stars. The Stars will receive defensive prospect Mattias Backman, forward prospect Mattias Janmark as well as a second-round pick in 2015. Detroit also receives a conditional third-round pick in the upcoming draft which reverts back to Dallas if the Wings advance as far as the Eastern Conference Finals. Cole, 36, totaled 18 goals and 15 assists over 57 games for the Stars this season. A 2006 Stanley Cup winner with Carolina, the New York-born winger and left-handed shot has compiled 262 goals and 264 assists over 881 appearances for four clubs. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT

    March 1, 2015 9:40 pm
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World News

  • Murder charge for Peru ex-minister


    2 March 2015 Last updated at 00:57 As Interior Minister, Daniel Urresti was one of Peru’s most popular political figures A prosecutor in Peru is seeking a 25-year prison term for a former minister accused of ordering the murder of a journalist in November 1988. Daniel Urresti, a former army general, says he is innocent and the accusation against him is politically motivated. Hugo Bustios had been investigating human rights abuses in the Peruvian highlands when he was killed. Two former soldiers were convicted of his murder. One of them accused Mr Urresti of involvement. Mr Bustios was a correspondent for the national magazine Caretas in the highland town of Huanta, the centre for the guerrilla war between government forces and Shining Path rebels. He was shot and then killed by a grenade in November 1988 while investigating abuses committed by both sides. Mr Urresti says he is innocent and suggested the charges could be …

    March 1, 2015 9:40 pm
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Technology

  • Samsung’s new Galaxy S6: Too much like the iPhone?


    Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Now what does that remind you of? CNET Samsung launched its Galaxy S6 today and I imagine the people least happy to see it were Apple’s lawyers. The poor things likely had their Sundays disrupted by their competitor’s new phone, alarmed to see just how similar it was to the iPhone 6. As my colleague Jessica Dolcourt pointed out in her very detailed review, the Galaxy S6 attempts to find parity with the iPhone 6. The new metal and glass design is clearly meant to appeal to a more refined palate. And look, there’s even a fingerprint scanner. Just as Apple caught up to Samsung on screen size with the iPhone 6, now Samsung is trying to close the gap on perceptions of both quality and simplicity. There’s less supposedly exciting software. Which just might make the phone easier to …

    March 1, 2015 9:38 pm
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Science

  • Alzheimer’s Diagnostic Tests Inch Forward, but Treatments Are Still Lacking


    Kathy Stack’s memory loss began with the little things: losing her wallet, taking a wrong turn, forgetting someone’s name. In 2013 at the age of 68, she visited her neurologist, who sent her to a memory loss specialist. He told her she had a 50–50 chance of developing full-blown Alzheimer’s disease within five years. Two years later, Stack, who was the first female department director of community services for Saint Paul, Minn., has made lifestyle changes such as working out regularly and doing daily brain exercises to stave off the disease. She is prepared for what the next stages of Alzheimer’s may bring, but says she has noticed her symptoms worsening. More than five million people in the U.S. currently have Alzheimer’s, and that number is increasing with the aging population. Clinical diagnoses from specialists can be accurate up to 90 percent of the time but currently the only way to confirm that an individual …

    March 1, 2015 9:39 pm
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Health

  • North Korea ending Ebola travel restrictions: source, tour firm


    SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea is ending a four-month-long ban on foreign tourism over fears of the deadly Ebola virus, a source in regular contact with North Korean officials and a tour operator told Reuters on Monday. The source, who requested anonymity, said he had been told the Ebola travel restrictions have been lifted. Koryo Tours, a China-based travel agency which specializes in taking western tourists to the isolated country, said it had been told to expect an announcement regarding the ban later on Monday. “Our contacts in the country have informed us to expect that we should hear news later today that North Korea will be reopening its borders after a more than four-month closure due to Ebola,” Koryo Tours co-founder Nick Bonner told Reuters in a statement. (Reporting by James Pearson; Editing by Tony Munroe)

    March 1, 2015 9:39 pm
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Entertainment

  • Kanye West apologizes to Bruno Mars for totally selfish reasons


    More: Kim Kardashian insists that she and Kanye West are happier than ever The rapper has thrown shade at Taylor Swift, Amber Rose, Tupac, Jimmy Kimmel, Bruno Mars, Beck and more. And while he and Swift have apparently patched things up since his infamous VMAs interruption — the two were seen hugging it out at this year’s Grammys — West still has plenty of work to do before he’s back in the music world’s good graces. More: Kanye West lost a ton of friends when he began dating Kim Kardashian Apparently, West thinks Twitter is the appropriate place to make amends and Kim Kardashian’s husband started with Beck. I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I’m sorry Beck. — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 26, 2015 This tweet was most likely trying to make up for West’s behavior at the 2015 Grammys where the rapper almost grabbed the mic from the Album of the Year winner. At first, …

    March 1, 2015 4:16 pm
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Editorial

  • The Internet Gone Mad: Stop talking about white and gold dress. Now.


    I’m color blind. There’s not much good that comes from being color blind. Traffic lights are a challenge. I can never be a pilot. My wife frequently sends me back into the closet to change the frightful mélange of colors in which I’ve adorned myself, and I’m useless as a sounding board for her when she’s shopping (there’s also the fact that she looks stunningly beautiful in any color). But finally I’ve found the silver (or is it blue?) lining to being color blind. The gold/white, black/blue dress debate doesn’t matter to me. To me it’s green, blue, yellow, white, red, turquoise, magenta, grey, green and every other color on this great earth. And I don’t care.  ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT I love Facebook, I tweet a lot, I’ve been known to Instagram on occasion. But this? This national debate over what color a dress may or may not be? What has happened to us? If you …

    February 28, 2015 2:05 pm
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Odd News

  • Circus acrobat reported missing in Atlanta has been found


    (Reuters) – An acrobat reported missing in Atlanta by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey circus has been found, a production company said on Friday. Police issued a missing person bulletin on Thursday for Wei Cao, a 25-year-old Chinese citizen who performs a bicycle and juggling act for the circus, after she missed a scheduled performance this week. Feld Entertainment, which produces the circus, said in a statement that Cao had been located and no additional information was available. A spokeswoman for the Atlanta Police Department said the agency had not been notified of the performer’s return. (Reporting by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Lisa Lambert)

    February 28, 2015 1:19 am
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