• Suns cap homestand with win over Bulls

    Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) – Eric Bledsoe scored 23 points, including the final four for Phoenix, to help the Suns pull away from the Chicago Bulls and cap an eight-game homestand with a 99-93 win. Goran...
  • Korean Air chief ‘scolded daughter’

    Korean Air chief ‘scolded daughter’

    30 January 2015 Last updated at 16:00 Mr Cho said he had castigated his daughter over the incident The Korean Air chief, Cho Yang-ho, has told a court he scolded his 40-year-old daughter for ejecting...
  • Kane, Sharp lead Blackhawks past Ducks

    Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Patrick Kane scored two goals and set up another in helping the visiting Chicago Blackhawks beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 on Friday night. Patrick Sharp had four assists, and Jonathan Toews...
  • US plotter guilty of Gambia coup bid

    US plotter guilty of Gambia coup bid

    30 January 2015 Last updated at 17:10 President Jammeh was out of the country at the time of the coup attempt A former US army sergeant has pleaded guilty to involvement in a failed coup...
  • Clint Eastwood has threatened to shoot Michael Moore

    More: 7 Thoughts we had while looking at Bradley Cooper’s near-nude W pic Moore took to Facebook on Thursday to confirm that Eastwood had, in fact, threatened to shoot him after Salon accurately recounted the...

Headline News

  • $50 million lawsuit filed over deadly Washington subway smoke incident


    (Reuters) – The family of the woman who died in a Washington D.C. subway train after smoke filled a tunnel and two rail cars filed a $50 million lawsuit against the city’s subway system on Friday. Marcus and Anthony Glover, sons of late Carol Glover, filed the suit in federal court in the nation’s capitol, alleging the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority failed to take proper precautions to prevent the incident or respond quickly enough afterward. “As a direct and proximate result of defendant WMATA’s negligence, Ms. Glover was trapped, helpless […] for nearly 45 minutes as it filled with smoke; during this time she fought, ever more agonizingly, to breathe as the smoke gradually sapped the life from her body,” the complaint said. A WMATA spokeswoman declined to comment on the suit, citing the ongoing nature of the litigation. The Jan. 12 accident occurred in a tunnel near the L’Enfant Plaza station. Federal investigators …

    January 31, 2015 1:53 am
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Politics

  • Republican Romney opts out of a 2016 run for president


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Mitt Romney bowed out of the 2016 U.S. presidential race on Friday after considering a third run, telling supporters it was time for the next generation of party leaders to seek the White House. Romney’s decision helps clarify an emerging Republican field split between potential establishment candidates like former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and conservative voices represented by Texas Senator Ted Cruz and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. The move will likely boost Bush, the brother of former President George W. Bush, even though Romney has privately made known to aides he is not convinced that Bush can defeat Hillary Clinton if she becomes the Democratic presidential nominee. But Romney’s decision also helps other potential candidates such as Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who was on Romney’s vice presidential short list in 2012; Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and possibly New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, all of whom will have a better chance …

    January 30, 2015 2:27 pm
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Stocks

  • Oops! News sites backtrack on reports Romney is running


    Romney’s announcement to forgo a White House bid forced two websites to backtrack. Within hours on Friday, two popular news websites went from claiming a big 2016 scoop to reversing course. There was plenty of speculation that Mitt Romney would announce his plans to embark on another White House run, and the Daily Beast and Bloomberg News appeared to ratify those assumptions. The two websites each published reports — neither of which had a byline — citing sources who said the former Massachusetts governor was ready to explore a third presidential campaign. Shortly before Romney’s scheduled 11 a.m. call with donors, conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt — a vocal Romney booster — posted a statement that said otherwise. “After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the Party the opportunity to become our next nominee,” Romney said in the statement, which Hewitt posted …

    January 31, 2015 12:53 am
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Sports

  • Suns cap homestand with win over Bulls


    Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) – Eric Bledsoe scored 23 points, including the final four for Phoenix, to help the Suns pull away from the Chicago Bulls and cap an eight-game homestand with a 99-93 win. Goran Dragic scored 21 points for the Suns, who finished the homestand 6-2. Markieff and Marcus Morris both scored 12 points, with Markieff also contributing a season-high 14 rebounds. “I thought our defense played great tonight,” said Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek. “They challenged just about every shot.” Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler and Aaron Brooks combined for 66 of Chicago’s 93 points and Pau Gasol had 19 boards in the setback. Rose’s struggles from the floor continued on Friday despite scoring 23 points. He shot 8-of-23 and 0-for-6 from behind the arc. Rose is shooting 28-of-82 (34 percent) from the floor and 5-for-25 from 3 over his last three games. Chicago shot 1-for-14 from outside the paint in the first half and …

    January 31, 2015 1:54 am
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World News

  • Korean Air chief ‘scolded daughter’


    30 January 2015 Last updated at 16:00 Mr Cho said he had castigated his daughter over the incident The Korean Air chief, Cho Yang-ho, has told a court he scolded his 40-year-old daughter for ejecting an air steward in a now infamous “nut rage” incident. Both father and daughter apologised to the court for the incident, which erupted when Cho Hyun-ah was served nuts in a packet rather than on a plate. Ms Cho appeared in green prison overalls, her hair falling over her face and speaking in a whisper. She could face 10 years in jail. She has denied forcing the flight attendant and the cabin crew chief to kneel and beg forgiveness while she shouted abuse. In court, the attendant who mis-served the nuts said she was pushed by Ms Cho, a push now alleged to amount to a criminal assault. Ms Cho is also accused of interfering with the execution of duty …

    January 31, 2015 1:53 am
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Technology

Science

  • Made-in-Singapore rapid test kit detects dengue antibodies from saliva


    Related images(click to enlarge) Finding out whether you have been infected with dengue may soon be as easy as spitting into a rapid test kit. The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR has developed a paper-based disposable device that will allow dengue-specific antibodies to be detected easily from saliva within 20 minutes. This device is currently undergoing further development for commercialization. IBN Executive Director Professor Jackie Y. Ying shared, “Our rapid diagnostic kit can detect a key dengue antibody from saliva that is present in early-stage secondary infection. The ability to differentiate between primary and secondary dengue infections makes it a valuable early diagnosis tool that would help to ensure timely treatment and proper care of patients.” Patients with secondary infection, who have previously been infected with other serotypes of dengue virus, stand a higher risk of developing dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome. According to Singapore’s National Environment Agency, dengue fever …

    January 30, 2015 10:32 pm
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Health

  • More than 100 cases of measles now confirmed in U.S


    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – More than 100 people in the United States have been confirmed as infected with measles including 91 in California, most of them linked to an outbreak that began at Disneyland in December, public health officials said on Friday. The California Department of Public Health said at least 58 of the cases of the highly infectious disease in the state have been epidemiologically linked to the Disneyland cluster. More than a dozen other cases have been confirmed in 13 other U.S. states and in Mexico. No deaths have been reported in connection with the outbreak, which public health officials suspect began when an infected person from outside the United States visited Disneyland in Anaheim between Dec. 15 and Dec. 20. The White House on Friday urged parents to heed the advice of public health officials and scientists in getting their children vaccinated. “People should evaluate this for themselves with a bias toward …

    January 30, 2015 10:31 pm
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Entertainment

  • Clint Eastwood has threatened to shoot Michael Moore


    More: 7 Thoughts we had while looking at Bradley Cooper’s near-nude W pic Moore took to Facebook on Thursday to confirm that Eastwood had, in fact, threatened to shoot him after Salon accurately recounted the story this week in an article about Eastwood’s new film American Sniper. “Ten years ago this past week, Clint Eastwood stood in front of the National Board of Review awards dinner and announced to me and to the crowd that he would ‘kill’ me if I ever came to his house with my camera for an interview,” Moore wrote. More: Bradley Cooper reveals dark history with drugs and alcohol “I’ll kill you,” Moore says Eastwood claimed, and when Moore laughed nervously in response, he writes, Eastwood repeated the threat. “‘I mean it,’ he barked, and the audience grew more quiet. ‘I’ll shoot you.’” Read Moore’s full statement below. Moore has been vocal about his disapproval of American Sniper. He took to …

    January 31, 2015 12:53 am
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Editorial

  • What the NFL taught me about business: Three lessons from Super Bowl coaches


    Casey Crawford, former NFL player; founder, Movement Mortgage, a nationwide mortgage company based in Charlotte, N.C.  (Courtesy of the author) When my business partner and I founded a mortgage company in 2008, at the height of the subprime mortgage crisis, no one thought we’d make it. But for the last two years, we’ve been named the fastest-growing privately held mortgage bank in the nation. When people ask where I learned the lessons that have driven our success, the answer usually surprises them: the National Football League. My father always told me that football would prepare me well for life and business. Of course, he was right.  ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Three simple lessons I learned from three Super Bowl-caliber coaches stand out as principles that have helped me lead Movement Mortgage to not only survive, but to thrive during the “Great Recession.”  1. Define your value (George Seifert) When I entered the NFL as a rookie in 2000, I …

    January 30, 2015 10:31 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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