• Wawrinka into last eight after injured Almagro withdraws

    (Reuters) – Swiss third seed Stanislas Wawrinka reached the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters without hitting a ball on Thursday after his third-round opponent Nicolas Almagro withdrew injured. “I woke up this morning with...
  • Man with samurai sword arrested at New Jersey deli

    LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. –  Employees at a southern New Jersey deli say they feared for their lives when a man walked in and brandished a samurai sword. It happened at American Deli in Lower Township....
  • Putin cautious on force in Ukraine

    Putin cautious on force in Ukraine

    17 April 2014 Last updated at 12:15 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. James Reynolds reports from the site of the clash Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he has “a right”...
  • Beer, grilled cheese and really clean clothes

    Michael Gordon and Joe Bouvier, co-managers of New York’s Wash House. Nestled on a New York side street, a new type of laundromat has opened its doors, offering gourmet cheese sandwiches and drop-off laundry services....
  • Crawford, Barnes lead Warriors over Nuggets

    Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) – Jordan Crawford netted a career-best 41 points and the Golden State Warriors will head into the postseason with momentum following a 116-112 win over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. Crawford shot...
  • Mary Katrantzou for Adidas Originals Is Coming

    Mary Katrantzou for Adidas Originals Is Coming

    ——- In case there was any doubt: The sneaker trend in fashion isn’t going anywhere. Thank Adidas for that. News recently broke that the sportswear label has teamed up with Pharrell Williams for a long-term...

Headline News

  • Man with samurai sword arrested at New Jersey deli


    LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. –  Employees at a southern New Jersey deli say they feared for their lives when a man walked in and brandished a samurai sword. It happened at American Deli in Lower Township. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Worker Lee DeBiase tells WMGM-TV the man threatened to “slice us all up” if we didn’t give him his cellphone back. The employees say none of them had seen or had the phone. A co-worker ducked out back and called police as Mike Houseman said the man started swinging the sword around. Police have charged 43-year-old Ryan Crump with aggravated assault, terrorist threats and other weapons offenses. No one was injured.

    April 17, 2014 6:47 am
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Politics

  • ‘Desperate Housewives,’ Spielberg Donate in L.A. Race


    By Emily Cahn Posted at 6 a.m. today 0 Tweet Actress Marcia Cross, seen at a 2008 Capitol Hill press conference about breast cancer, is among the stars donating in California’s 33rd District race. (CQ Roll Call File Photo) Rep. Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., counts many of Hollywood’s biggest names among his constituents in his 33rd District, located in the wealthy areas of L.A. County including Santa Monica, Malibu and Beverly Hills. But now that he’s retiring from Congress after 20 terms, many of those famous names are appearing in the fundraising reports of the more than one dozen candidates seeking to replace him. Former Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel, a Democrat who also worked as an executive at DreamWorks, has a number of famous names contributing to her $672,000 haul, including director Steven Spielberg and his wife, actress Kate Capshaw. Matt Miller, a radio host and former White House aide to President Bill …

    April 17, 2014 5:46 am
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Stocks

  • Beer, grilled cheese and really clean clothes


    Michael Gordon and Joe Bouvier, co-managers of New York’s Wash House. Nestled on a New York side street, a new type of laundromat has opened its doors, offering gourmet cheese sandwiches and drop-off laundry services. “Our coffee shop is a bar, cafe and a laundromat. It’s a winning formula,” said 31-year old Lee Kerzner, a native New Yorker who opened the Wash House in the East Village last month. “The response from the local community has been amazing. We’re doing more laundry than we ever expected and selling out of coffee.” The Wash House, the first laundromat-bistro of its kind in Manhattan, features local wood flooring and mirrors from an Upstate New York estate. It’s one of several new boutique-style businesses around the country offering food and laundry under one roof. These hybrids are a contemporary spin on Duds ‘n Suds, a national laundry chain popular in the ’80s that featured beer and big-screen TVs. …

    April 17, 2014 6:06 am
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Sports

  • Wawrinka into last eight after injured Almagro withdraws


    (Reuters) – Swiss third seed Stanislas Wawrinka reached the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters without hitting a ball on Thursday after his third-round opponent Nicolas Almagro withdrew injured. “I woke up this morning with a severe pain in my left foot that prevented me from even walking normally,” Almagro said. “After consulting with the doctor for a long time this morning, we decided together that it was better for me not to play today.” The Australian Open champion Wawrinka advances to meet eighth seed Milos Raonic after the Canadian beat 11th-seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-4 6-3. Raonic’s victory was a routine one with the hard-hitting Canadian breaking his opponent’s serve four times as he worked through his own service games without facing a break point. Local favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, seeded ninth, shook off a mediocre start to celebrate his 29th birthday with a 5-7 6-3 6-0 victory over Italy’s Fabio Fognini. After competing well …

    April 17, 2014 6:47 am
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World News

  • Putin cautious on force in Ukraine


    17 April 2014 Last updated at 12:15 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. James Reynolds reports from the site of the clash Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he has “a right” to send troops into Ukraine but hopes he will “not have to exercise that right”. He was speaking live on Russian TV after a clash in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, in which three pro-Russian protesters were reported killed. Mr Putin said he hoped the crisis would be resolved through dialogue. Talks have opened in Geneva between Russia, Ukraine, the EU and US – the first since unrest erupted in Crimea. In his annual live television phone-in, Mr Putin warned the Ukrainian authorities of “the abyss they’re heading into” and urged dialogue. He also admitted for the first time that Russian forces had been active in Crimea, which was annexed by Moscow last month. Previously he insisted that the camouflaged, masked gunmen …

    April 17, 2014 6:47 am
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Technology

  • Tor may be forced to cut back capacity after Heartbleed bug


    Tor, the secure networking service, may have to close down an eighth of its capacity as a result of the Heartbleed flaw. The service, which allows users to access the internet untraceably and securely, runs on a network of donated servers. Those servers bounce encrypted data between themselves, before returning back on to the open web from an “exit node” – the server that ultimately connects back to the internet. With enough internal relays, it is impossible for an observer to determine which traffic is coming from which computers. But some Tor nodes are running on servers which have OpenSSL versions 1.0.1 to 1.0.1f installed, the software that is vulnerable to the Heartbleed flaw. That means that an attacker could theoretically exploit the Heartbleed flaw on those nodes, and find internal information relating to Tor, compromising the security of the whole network. As a result, Roger Dingledine, one of the initial developers of Tor, has …

    April 17, 2014 5:26 am
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Science

  • Information storage for the next generation of plastic computers


    Inexpensive computers, cell phones and other systems that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips may be one step closer to reality, thanks to research published on April 16 in the journal Nature Communications. The paper describes a new proposal by University of Iowa researchers and their colleagues at New York University for overcoming a major obstacle to the development of such plastic devices — the large amount of energy required to read stored information. Although it is relatively cheap and easy to encode information in light for fiber optic transmission, storing information is most efficiently done using magnetism, which ensures information will survive for years without any additional power. “So a critical issue is how to convert information from one type to another,” says Michael Flatté, professor of physics and astronomy in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and director of the UI Optical Science and Technology Center. “Although it does not cost …

    April 17, 2014 5:26 am
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Health

  • Founder of scandal-hit drugmaker Servier dies at 92


    PARIS (Reuters) – Jacques Servier, founder and president of France’s second-largest drugmaker, has died before his trial over Mediator, a weight-loss pill at the center of the country’s biggest public health scandal in years. The 92-year-old billionaire doctor, who founded the privately held drugmaker that bears his name 60 years ago, died on Wednesday at his home, the company said late that evening. Servier died of old age, a company spokeswoman said on Thursday. He was placed under investigation in 2012 on suspicion of manslaughter for his role in the Mediator scandal and had always denied any wrongdoing. A trial is expected in the first half of 2015 to determine whether the company misled patients and authorities about the pill, suspected of causing heart-valve disorders. Officials have blamed at least 500 deaths on Mediator, which was marketed to overweight diabetics but often prescribed for weight loss. The drug was pulled from the French market in …

    April 17, 2014 5:47 am
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Entertainment

  • Squee! Thandie Newton’s baby boy makes photo debut


    The first photo of Thandie Newton’s baby boy has hit the web. The actress, who gave birth to her third child in early March, has introduced Booker Jombe Parker to the world with this sweet tweet: Happy Holidays pic.twitter.com/yRa8ik9JAP — Thandie Newton (@thandienewton) April 15, 2014 Get to know Thandie Newton, Rogue‘s leading lady Newton, pictured above looking slim and lovely promoting Half Of a Yellow Sun in London on April 8, is an advocate for both home births and midwifery. Opening up about her birthing experiences, the actress shared previously, “Birth is very challenging in the best way possible. Every fiber of your being is alive. It’s like you are conducting electricity; literally creating something. I’d like to give birth every year if I could, just for that experience.” The 41-year-old beauty also has a unique approach to motherhood. She shared in 2008, “I never look at my kids and feel that they’re mine. …

    April 17, 2014 6:07 am
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Editorial

  • Easter 2014: Hope for the dead


    AP What is the connection between freedom and rising from the dead? When America was in its infancy and struggling to find a culture and frustrated at governance from Great Britain, the word most frequently uttered in speeches and pamphlets and editorials was not safety or taxes or peace; it was freedom. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Two acts of Parliament broke the bonds with the mother country irreparably. The first was the Stamp Act, which was enforced by British soldiers, who used general search warrants issued by a secret court in London to rummage through the personal possessions of any colonists they chose, ostensibly looking to see whether those colonists had purchased the government’s stamps. The second intolerable act was the imposition of a tax to pay for the Church of England, which all adult male property-owning colonists were forced to pay, no matter their religious beliefs. The Stamp Act assaulted the right to be left alone …

    April 17, 2014 5:47 am
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Odd News

  • Georgia school evacuated after pranksters release pepper spray


    ATLANTA (Reuters) – As many as 100 students at a suburban Atlanta high school were exposed to pepper spray on Wednesday after the material was released in a school hallway in an apparent prank, police and school officials said. Officials at Douglas County High School noticed something was causing teachers and students to cough during a class change Wednesday morning, the school said in a statement. The substance sprayed in the hall was believed to be pepper spray, and there were no serious injuries, said Douglasville Police Department Major Greg Graff. It was a “proverbial get-out-of-school-free card,” Graff said of the prank. The building was evacuated and custodians installed fans to clear the air before classes resumed a short time later, according to the school statement. The students who released the spray were caught and “the school is following board policy to address this issue,” the school said. (Reporting by David Beasley; Editing by Colleen …

    April 17, 2014 5:26 am
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