• Fans waited 25 years for this restaurant to reopen

    Fans waited 25 years for this restaurant to reopen

    It’s risen from the ashes. After a 25-year hiatus, Naugles, a popular Mexican restaurant that once had a cult-like following, reopened this week in southern California. The Naugles rebirth was met with joy which resonated...
  • Blackout bin lorry driver ‘lied’

    Blackout bin lorry driver ‘lied’

    The bin lorry crashed into the Millennium Hotel after careering through the city centre The inquiry into the Glasgow bin lorry crash which killed six people has heard the driver “lied” on a DVLA form...
  • Colts sign CB Raymon Taylor

    The Indianapolis Colts brought their roster back up to the 90-man training camp limit with the signing of cornerback Raymon Taylor on Wednesday. Taylor, an undrafted free agent from the University of Michigan, attended Houston’s...
  • Lawmakers want State briefing on trafficking report

    WASHINGTON The chairman and the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee asked Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday for a briefing on the trafficking in persons report that was released on Monday....

Headline News

  • Ohio man must spend two days in jail for petting zoo cougars


    CLEVELAND An Ohio man who posted a video of himself petting cougars at a Columbus zoo appealed no contest to a trespassing charge on Wednesday and has to spend two days in jail and pay more than $200 in fines, court documents said. Joshua Newell, 35, jumped an outer fence to gain access to another fenced-in enclosure and called the cougars to him in order to pet them, the documents said. Newell then posted a nearly two-minute video of the encounter on YouTube where he enticed the animals by calling “Here, kitty, kitty” and “That’s a good kitty.” Newell was charged last week with criminal trespassing, a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to four days in jail, with two days suspended. A representative for the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium was not immediately available for comment. This is the second time this year that a zoo patron in the state was charged with trespassing. In June, Michelle …

    July 29, 2015 12:43 pm
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Politics

  • Lawmakers want State briefing on trafficking report


    WASHINGTON The chairman and the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee asked Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday for a briefing on the trafficking in persons report that was released on Monday. In their letter, Senator Bob Corker, the committee’s Republican chairman, and Senator Ben Cardin, the panel’s top Democrat, asked for the briefing “to better understand” the basis for the 2015 report’s upgrade of several countries, including Malaysia and Cuba. “We recognize that U.S. policy and engagement on trafficking does not exist in a vacuum, and we appreciate the many varied and nuanced trade-offs that are necessary between competing policy issues,” they wrote in the letter, which was released by their offices. “We also believe that it is critical that the impartial reliability of the TIP Report be safeguarded and maintained if it is to have utility on this critical issue in the future,” they said. The United States took Malaysia off …

    July 29, 2015 11:43 am
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Stocks

  • Fans waited 25 years for this restaurant to reopen


    It’s risen from the ashes. After a 25-year hiatus, Naugles, a popular Mexican restaurant that once had a cult-like following, reopened this week in southern California. The Naugles rebirth was met with joy which resonated over social media. Fans of the restaurant posted exclamations of excitement and anticipation and shared their love of Naugles. One user said he’d missed the restaurant’s cheese burritos for “far too long.” If you grew up in Southern California then you remember Naugles. I can’t wait until they bring the burgers back. Those were my fave. #Naugles A photo posted by malfuncsean (@malfuncsean) on Jul 28, 2015 at 1:56pm PDT Another fan of the chain said the reopening was a big deal because “Naugles is to Mexican food as In-N-Out is to hamburgers.” Still other lovers of the restaurant said the reopening brought back good memories. Tuesday’s opening at a location in Fountain Valley, Calif., came after years of hard …

    July 29, 2015 12:43 pm
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Sports

  • Colts sign CB Raymon Taylor


    The Indianapolis Colts brought their roster back up to the 90-man training camp limit with the signing of cornerback Raymon Taylor on Wednesday. Taylor, an undrafted free agent from the University of Michigan, attended Houston’s rookie minicamp in May on tryout basis but wasn’t signed. The 5-foot-10, 184-pound Taylor appeared in 46 games for the Wolverines, with 31 starts. He finished his college career with 171 tackles, six interceptions, 16 passes defensed and two fumble recoveries. The Colts report to training camp at Anderson University on Aug. 1. (h/t Indianapolis Colts)

    July 29, 2015 12:23 pm
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World News

  • Blackout bin lorry driver ‘lied’


    The bin lorry crashed into the Millennium Hotel after careering through the city centre The inquiry into the Glasgow bin lorry crash which killed six people has heard the driver “lied” on a DVLA form over a previous blackout. Glasgow Sheriff Court was told that 58-year-old Harry Clarke passed out at the wheel of a bus on 7 April 2010. It has now heard a DVLA assessment form from 2011 noted he had no history of blackouts within the past five years. One of Mr Clarke’s managers agreed that if he did pass out in 2010 then the DVLA statement was a lie. The court previously heard that Mr Clarke was unconscious at the wheel as the Glasgow City Council bin lorry went out of control on Queen Street on 22 December 2014, killing six pedestrians and injuring 15 others. Medical assessment The fatal accident inquiry (FAI) has also heard from First Bus inspector John …

    July 29, 2015 12:23 pm
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Technology

  • Smash it, shred it, wipe it: the Tom Brady guide to destroying text messages


    Related: Tom Brady denies Deflategate ‘smoking gun’ exists after suspension upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension has angered many Patriots fans, who’ve since questioned the decision. The 20-page ruling by the NFL revealed that the quarterback had his cellphone destroyed, the very cellphone NFL investigators wanted to look at to see if Brady had ordered the footballs deflated. Which raises the question: what are the best ways to destroy text messages forever? Ben Levitan, an engineer who specializes in the design of cellphone networks, said: “Tom Brady should have come to me first.” Levitan outlined some tips on the best ways to delete text messages for good, should you ever need to. Use a magnet It’s simple, quick and could potentially be claimed as an accident. Just like how a credit card can be wiped when you put a magnet to it, a phone has a similar reaction. Put a strong magnet on your phone and …

    July 29, 2015 12:03 pm
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Science

  • Search for Alien Life Ignites Battle over Giant Telescope


    There is a gaping hole in the latest effort to reinvigorate the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), one so big it could hold an estimated 357 million boxes of cornflakes. The hole opened last week when tech billionaire Yuri Milner announced the Breakthrough Listen initiative, a 10-year, $100-million shot in the arm for SETI, operated through Milner’s Breakthrough Prize Foundation. The initiative includes funding for unprecedented amounts of SETI time at three world-class observatories: the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, the Automated Planet Finder telescope in California and the Parkes Observatory in Australia. What’s missing from the partnership is the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, which at 305 meters wide is the biggest and most sensitive single-dish radio telescope in the world. SETI godfather and former Arecibo director, astronomer Frank Drake, once calculated that the instrument could not only hold all those cornflakes, but also receive (or send) radio messages throughout much of the …

    July 29, 2015 7:01 am
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Health

  • Express Scripts says costly new cholesterol drugs could wreak havoc


    Express Scripts Holding Co, the largest pharmacy benefit manager in the United States, on Wednesday said the cost of potent new cholesterol drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors could “wreak financial havoc” among its clients. U.S. regulators on Friday approved the first of the new medicines, Praluent from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA. Given every other week by injection, Regeneron said it will have a wholesale price of $1,120 for a 28-day supply. That equates to about $14,560 per year. By contrast, standard cholesterol fighters called statins, including generic forms of Pfizer Inc’s Lipitor and Merck Co’s Zocor, can cost less than $50 a month. A rival PCSK9 inhibitor from Amgen Inc, called Repatha, is expected to gain U.S. approval next month and was approved on July 21 in Europe. The new drugs work by blocking the protein PCSK9, whose natural function is to prevent “bad” LDL cholesterol from being removed from the bloodstream. Express Scripts …

    July 29, 2015 11:23 am
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Entertainment

  • Report: Kourtney Kardashian Regrets Splitting With Scott Disick


    Posted on Wed Jul 29th, 2015 9:40am PDT       By X17 Staff The Lord has this lady wrapped around his finger! Kourtney Kardashian dumped partner Scott Disick over Fourth of July weekend when photos surfaced of him getting way too close with ex-girlfriend Chloe Bartoli on vacation in Monaco, but the mother-of-three is second guessing her decision to kick the father of her children to the curb! “She wants Scott back,” a source dished to Us Weekly. So how does the E! starlet plan on ensuring that they mend their union? Apparently, she’s hoping demanding full custody of kids Mason, Penelope, and Reign will frighten LD enough for him to seek treatment for his substance and alcohol addiction. “She hopes this will scare him enough to get help. If he gets to the point where he is really changing she’ll let him come home,” the source added. One of her main concerns? That the hard partying dad …

    July 29, 2015 12:43 pm
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Editorial

  • Let’s not forget about the IRS scandal


    For the fourth time in two years, I am testifying before a congressional panel investigating the unlawful and unconstitutional targeting scheme by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The necessity of repeated trips to Capitol Hill on behalf of my clients to bring national attention to this matter is reflective of the Obama administration’s incredible unwillingness to get to the bottom of this scandal.  Rather than seek justice for my clients while holding those responsible accountable, this administration has engaged in a strategy of stalling. They are trying to run out the clock. Today in testimony before the Oversight subcommittee of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, I am telling lawmakers that the hearing is another vital step toward obtaining the truth as we learn what happened, hold responsible officials accountable, and take steps to ensure this abuse will never be repeated. This hearing comes as new revelations surface about this scandal – including a stunning finding by …

    July 29, 2015 10:22 am
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Odd News

  • Fugitive-turned-actor arrested after U.S. Marshals read film write-up


    SEATTLE A fugitive bank-robber-turned-actor has been arrested in Washington state after U.S. agents spotted his picture in a newspaper article about a low-budget horror film in which he plays an evil doctor, an official said on Monday. Officers on a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force saw Jason Stange’s picture in the Olympian newspaper’s feature last week on horror movie “Marla Mae,” said Jack Williams, chief deputy for the agency’s western district of Washington state. The officers, who had been tracking his disappearance for several months, identified him by the photo and a unique forearm tattoo, Williams said. Marshals tracked him from a filming location to a store in Olympia, where he was arrested without incident on Friday, he said. Stange was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison and five years supervised release in 2006 after pleading guilty to armed bank robbery, Williams said. He was freed on supervised release in 2014, but had …

    July 27, 2015 7:10 pm
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