• Infant bodies found in Canada locker

    Infant bodies found in Canada locker

    21 October 2014 Last updated at 21:15 The remains were found at a Winnipeg storage facility The bodies of up to four infants have been found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, Canada, authorities say....
  • Korean ‘superfan’ cheers on Royals at World Series

    KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) – Success starved Kansas City Royals supporters packed Kauffman Stadium for Game One of the World Series against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday with none more excited than South Korean...
  • DR Congo doctor wins Sakharov prize

    DR Congo doctor wins Sakharov prize

    21 October 2014 Last updated at 23:52 Denis Mukwege have been helping thousands of victims of sexual violence in the DR Congo A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo has won Europe’s top human...
  • Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ben Bradlee, the hard-driving editor who reigned over the Washington Post newsroom with the style of a well-dressed swashbuckler and the profane vocabulary of dockworker as the newspaper helped topple President Richard...
  • Cowboys waive Sam from practice squad

    Irving, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – The Dallas Cowboys waived defensive end Michael Sam from the practice squad on Tuesday to make room for a linebacker who recently worked out for the team. Sam, the first openly...

Headline News

  • Indiana police search vacant houses after arrest of suspected killer


    CHICAGO (Reuters) – Indiana police used a dog trained to hunt for cadavers to search more than 120 vacant structures in the city of Gary on Tuesday, following the discovery of the bodies of six women who may have been victims of a serial killer. Darren Vann, 43, of Gary, a convicted sex offender, was charged in Lake County on Monday with murder and will make his first court appearance on Wednesday. Authorities said that after his arrest on Saturday in the murder of Afrikka Hardy, 19, at a Motel 6 in neighboring Hammond, Vann told police he had killed six other women and directed them to their bodies in abandoned houses in Gary, about 25 miles southeast of Chicago. Charges involving the other six women are expected in the next few days, Gary police said. The police and their dog searched houses near where victims were found. Gary police had not been told there …

    October 21, 2014 9:36 pm
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Politics

  • Corruption charges against Alabama House speaker ‘gutter politics': Congressman


    BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) – A prominent supporter of Alabama state House Speaker Mike Hubbard, a Republican indicted on 23 felony counts of corruption, condemned the charges against him on Tuesday as “Chicago-style gutter politics.” Hubbard, a powerful figure in Alabama politics who helped guide Republicans to majorities in both houses of the state legislature in 2010 for the first time in 136 years, was indicted on Friday on charges that include using his office for personal gain and legislating with a conflict of interest. U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers, a close Hubbard ally and fellow Republican who represents Lee County, where Hubbard resides, said at a news conference in Auburn that the indictment was a dirty attempt to hurt his friend’s prospects for a 2018 gubernatorial run. “It’s Chicago-style gutter politics and it’s got no place in Lee County or the state of Alabama,” he said. “Who’d like to be governor in four years?” Rogers asked, …

    October 21, 2014 7:34 pm
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Stocks

  • Joseph Weisenthal leaves Business Insider to join Bloomberg


      Joseph Weisenthal, the executive editor of Business Insider, will join Bloomberg as the host of a daily TV show and managing editor of its website’s markets coverage, the company announced on Tuesday. The move is surprising considering that Weisenthal was one of the first members of Business Insider and is a prominent part of the site’s newsroom and operations. Joseph Weisenthal It also comes during a hiring spree and new strategy at Bloomberg, which is grabbing up high-profile talent for coverage across all platforms. Bloomberg TV did not specify a launch date or time slot for Weisenthal’s show, but afternoon is likely, given his focus on market news. It is expected to hire roughly a dozen people to work with Weisenthal on the markets section of its web site. In recent months, Bloomberg has hired The Verge’s co-founder Joshua Topolsky. It has also upped its political coverage by bringing on journalists John Heilemann and …

    October 21, 2014 8:35 pm
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Sports

  • Korean ‘superfan’ cheers on Royals at World Series


    KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) – Success starved Kansas City Royals supporters packed Kauffman Stadium for Game One of the World Series against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday with none more excited than South Korean superfan Lee Sung-woo. “It’s still like a dream,” the bespectacled Lee told Reuters a short stroll away from the entrance to the Royals clubhouse, a Major League Baseball credential hung around his neck as a guest for the Fall Classic. “I asked them several times, is it a dream or not? It’s kind of like a never-forget, lifetime dream for me.” Lee, who became a dogged Kansas City fan in the 1990s and stood by his team during decades of futility, has become an unlikely symbol of Royals fandom this season as they reached the playoffs for the first time in 29 years. The 38-year-old merchandising manager was cheering the team on from a top-flight seat in section 238 along …

    October 21, 2014 9:35 pm
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World News

  • Infant bodies found in Canada locker


    21 October 2014 Last updated at 21:15 The remains were found at a Winnipeg storage facility The bodies of up to four infants have been found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, Canada, authorities say. Police responded to a call from an employee at the storage facility on Monday and discovered the decomposed remains inside. Tests on the unidentified bodies have yet to take place. Investigators are speaking with “a number of individuals”, they say, but the remains do not appear linked to any infants previously reported missing. Police spokesman Eric Hofley told Canadian media the finding was “tragic beyond belief”. The bodies are said to be newborns or “of a very young age”, he added. “[They're] certainly not children.” The remains were discovered at a Winnipeg U-Haul storage facility by an employee who contacted authorities. It is not clear how long the remains were in the storage locker before they were found. Storing or …

    October 21, 2014 9:36 pm
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Technology

  • San Francisco passes Airbnb law, one step closer to making rentals legal


    Thousands of rooms in San Francisco are offered on Airbnb on any given day. Screenshot by Dara Kerr/CNET The city of San Francisco passed a law Tuesday that would amend local zoning laws and allow residents to rent out their homes on a temporary basis. The Board of Supervisors gave a second and final vote, 7 to 4, to support a bill legalizing short-term rentals, a key rule that would make services provided through room-sharing apps, like Airbnb and VRBO, legal in the city. Under the current law, San Francisco zoning rules dictate that most residential rentals less than 30 days are illegal. These laws were designed to protect citizens from exploitative landlords who would otherwise turn apartments into impromptu hotel rooms and to ensure that residentially zoned locations are safeguarded for permanent housing. During the Board of Supervisors’ discussion on Tuesday, there was a lively debate about whether the city’s laws should be changed. …

    October 21, 2014 7:34 pm
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Science

  • UNH scientist: Cosmic rays threaten future deep-space astronaut missions


    Crewed missions to Mars remain an essential goal for NASA, but scientists are only now beginning to understand and characterize the radiation hazards that could make such ventures risky, concludes a new paper by University of New Hampshire scientists. In a paper published online in the journal Space Weather, associate professor Nathan Schwadron of the UNH Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) and the department of physics says that due to a highly abnormal and extended lack of solar activity, the solar wind is exhibiting extremely low densities and magnetic field strengths, which causes dangerous levels of hazardous radiation to pervade the space environment. “The behavior of the sun has recently changed and is now in a state not observed for almost 100 years,” says Schwadron, lead author of the paper and principal investigator for the Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation (CRaTER) on NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). …

    October 21, 2014 7:55 pm
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Health

  • Jury deliberations begin in first trial over DePuy’s Pinnacle hips


    (Reuters) – A lawyer for a Montana woman on Tuesday urged jurors in a U.S. court to find Johnson Johnson’s DePuy Orthopedics unit liable for failing to warn patients that metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implants were defective at the close of the first trial over the device. During the seven-week trial in Dallas, lawyers for Kathleen Herlihy-Paoli accused the company of concealing the safety risks of the metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip implants she received in 2009. They said the company failed to warn doctors and patients that the device could shed metal ions into the bloodstream, infecting surrounding tissue and causing the level of metals such as cobalt in the blood to soar. DePuy has vigorously fought back against Herlihy-Paoli’s claims and said the device did not fail and the plaintiff’s lawyers never identified a specific flaw that caused her injuries. The jury began deliberating Tuesday evening and will continue Wednesday. The case is before U.S. District …

    October 21, 2014 7:34 pm
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Entertainment

  • This is a book we can’t wait to read: Joan Rivers’ diary


    According to Radar Online, Rivers wanted to pass along a few stories after her death and share them with the public. Joan Rivers comes back from the dead to pimp iPhone 6 A source explained, “Joan requested that after she is gone that her personal diaries be turned into a book. The problem is that they are having a real hard time shopping it around because of how over-the-top and defamatory it is.” The Fashion Police host was never one to mince words, so it’s entirely possible that all of Hollywood could be roasted by Rivers in those journals. Joan Rivers’ cause of death is revealed and it’s not what we thought The insider continued, “Joan bashes celebrities and politicians in first-hand accounts throughout her life. Among her biggest revelations is that President Barack Obama is gay, which is something that she had joked about while she was alive.” That certainly might be news to …

    October 21, 2014 9:15 pm
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Editorial

  • Soccer brawl: Will Europe choose to ignore Serbian racism?


     (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic) Last week, the world was shocked to witness what happened at a soccer match between Serbia and Albania. This week, the consequences are still unfolding. Sitting in front of the TV, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Serbia, which is in line to join the European Union, turned a soccer game in Belgrade into a battlefield. The nation that unleashed a huge wave of violence in the Balkans two decades ago showed once again that it is stuck in its past, when hatred and racism against Albania and its people were officially tolerated. And make no mistake, what happened last week was officially tolerated. Before the match, under the excuse of heightened security, Albanian fans were not allowed to travel to Belgrade or to enter Partizan stadium. Albanian flags and national sports insignia were also not allowed. When both teams entered the pitch, Serbian fans started chanting slogans like “Kill the Albanians” and …

    October 21, 2014 7:34 pm
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Odd News

  • San Francisco stations banish ‘Royals’ song ahead of World Series


    (Reuters) – At least two Northern California radio stations have pledged not to play New Zealand artist Lorde’s song “Royals,” in solidarity with the San Francisco Giants during their World Series matchup with the Kansas City Royals. The decision by San Francisco stations KOIT and KFOG to drop the song, which has nothing to do with the baseball team, comes as the Giants and Royals prepare to play Game One of the championship series on Tuesday. In response, Kansas City station KZPT said it would play the song every hour on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. KZPT said it was a sister station of KOIT. “They’re our sister station, and as the old saying goes: ‘You can pick your friends but you can’t necessarily pick your family,’ and if they don’t play it, then we will,” KZPT programming director Tony Lorino said in a phone interview. Last week, KOIT posted a small image …

    October 20, 2014 7:16 pm
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