• Woman injured in Tunisia attack dies

    The effects of the attack remain visible at the museum in the Tunisian capital A Frenchwoman injured in the attack on Tunisia’s national museum has died of her wounds, bringing the total killed in the...
  • Nishikori moves on in Miami

    Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – 2014 U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori was an easy winner over Mikhail Youzhny as the second round of the $5.4 million Miami Open continued Saturday. The fourth-seeded Nishikori needed just 69...
  • Czech tourists freed in Pakistan

    Two Czech women tourists who were kidnapped two years ago in Pakistan have been released and have returned home, Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka says. Hana Humpalova and Antonie Chrastecka, both 26, were abducted while travelling...
  • Bruins outplay Rangers in Lundqvist’s return

    Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) – Milan Lucic’s two first-period goals set the tone, and the Boston Bruins spoiled Henrik Lundqvist’s return to the ice with a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers. Lundqvist, sidelined for...
  • Angie’s List halts Indiana expansion over anti-gay law

    Angie’s List halts Indiana expansion over anti-gay law

    Add Angie’s List to the roster of companies and business interests taking a stand against Indiana’s new anti-gay law. CEO Bill Oesterle announced Saturday that the company had put its proposed campus expansion project in...

Headline News

  • Trooper wounded in barracks ambush says he feels good, hopes to go back to work on the force


    FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Trooper Alex Douglass. Douglass, wounded in the Sept. 12 shooting outside the Blooming Grove barracks that killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, made his first public remarks Saturday, March 28, 2015, as the borough of Dunmore named a road after Dickson. Douglass, who walked with a cane, told reporters he feels good and no longer needs crutches to get around. He says he has had 16 surgeries with one more scheduled next month. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania State Police, File) (The Associated Press) DUNMORE, Pa. –  A Pennsylvania trooper wounded in a deadly ambush outside his barracks last fall says he hopes to eventually return to the state police force. Trooper Alex Douglass, wounded in the Sept. 12 shooting outside the Blooming Grove barracks that killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, made his first public remarks Saturday as the borough of Dunmore named a road near the community center …

    March 28, 2015 4:34 pm
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Politics

  • U.S. Senator Rubio could announce White House bid April 13: report


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is likely to make an announcement on his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on April 13 in Miami, according to a local news report. The Cuban-American from Florida has reserved the Freedom Tower in downtown Miami for an undisclosed event, the Tampa Bay Times reported on Friday night. It said the venue was a potential spot for Rubio to make his presidential bid official. The 1926 Mediterranean-style building was used to process and help refugees fleeing communist Cuba after Fidel Castro seized power there in 1959, the Tampa paper said. Rubio spokesman Alex Conant said on Saturday no final decisions have been made about when and where the senator would make an announcement. Conant has previously said the announcement would come in early April. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas announced his bid for the Republican nomination on Monday and Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky planned …

    March 28, 2015 2:53 pm
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Stocks

  • Angie’s List halts Indiana expansion over anti-gay law


    Add Angie’s List to the roster of companies and business interests taking a stand against Indiana’s new anti-gay law. CEO Bill Oesterle announced Saturday that the company had put its proposed campus expansion project in Indianapolis “on hold” following the passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Angie’s List, a business-rating website, was expected to break ground on the campus expansion within days. “We are putting the ‘Ford Building Project’ on hold until we fully understand the implications of the freedom restoration act on our employees, both current and future,” Oesterle said in a statement. “Angie’s List is open to all and discriminates against none and we are hugely disappointed in what this bill represents.” Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act gives businesses owners who oppose homosexuality for religious reasons the right to turn away gay, lesbian and transgender people. Governor Mike Pence signed the law Thursday, hailing it as a victory for “religious liberty.” On …

    March 28, 2015 3:12 pm
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Sports

  • Nishikori moves on in Miami


    Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – 2014 U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori was an easy winner over Mikhail Youzhny as the second round of the $5.4 million Miami Open continued Saturday. The fourth-seeded Nishikori needed just 69 minutes to roll to a 6-2, 6-1 victory over the veteran Russian Youzhny in the Japanese star’s opening match of this Masters 1000 series event. Top-seeded and defending champion Novak Djokovic will be in action during Saturday’s night session, with the World No. 1 taking on Martin Klizan. Other seeded players slated to take the court in Saturday’s second round include No. 5 Milos Raonic, who faces Teymuraz Gabashvili. Sixth-seeded David Ferrer will battle Federico Delonis and No. 9 seed Grigor Dimitrov opens with Vasek Pospisil. Four-time Miami runner-up Rafael Nadal and two-time tournament champ Andy Murray were among Friday’s second-round winners. The winner of this prestigious event will claim $900,400. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT

    March 28, 2015 4:33 pm
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World News

  • Woman injured in Tunisia attack dies


    The effects of the attack remain visible at the museum in the Tunisian capital A Frenchwoman injured in the attack on Tunisia’s national museum has died of her wounds, bringing the total killed in the assault by Islamists to 22. French President Francois Hollande expressed “deep sadness” at the death of Huguette Dupeu in a statement. Most of the dead in the raid were foreign tourists. Two of the attackers were killed by security forces. A huge march against terrorism is planned for Sunday that will finish outside the Bardo museum. President Hollande is among those expected at the event in the capital Tunis. Lyse Doucet: Tunisia’s test of transition Cradle of ‘Arab Spring’ under threat The museum’s planned reopening earlier this week was postponed over security concerns. Schoolchildren and students were allowed in on Friday, with the general public to be readmitted Monday. The attack, claimed by Islamic State (IS), was the deadliest in …

    March 28, 2015 4:33 pm
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Technology

  • Graphene light bulb set for shops


    Sir Konstantin Novoselov showed Chancellor George Osborne the bulb when he opened the institute A light bulb made with graphene – said by its UK developers to be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon – is to go on sale later this year. The dimmable bulb contains a filament-shaped LED coated in graphene. It was designed at Manchester University, where the material was discovered. It is said to cut energy use by 10% and last longer owing to its conductivity. The National Graphene Institute at the university was opened this month. The light bulb was developed by a Canadian-financed company called Graphene Lighting – one of whose directors is Prof Colin Bailey, deputy vice-chancellor at the University of Manchester. It is expected to be priced lower than some LED bulbs, which can cost about £15 each. Based on traditional light bulb design, the use of graphene allows it to conduct electricity …

    March 28, 2015 2:32 pm
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Science

  • Recipe for antibacterial plastic: Plastic plus egg whites


    Related images(click to enlarge) Bioplastics made from protein sources such as albumin and whey have shown significant antibacterial properties, findings that could eventually lead to their use in plastics used in medical applications such as wound healing dressings, sutures, catheter tubes and drug delivery, according to a recent study by the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences. The bioplastic materials could also be used for food packaging. Researchers tested three nontraditional bioplastic materials–albumin, whey and soy proteins–as alternatives to conventional petroleum-based plastics that pose risks of contamination. In particular, albumin, a protein found in egg whites, demonstrated tremendous antibacterial properties when blended with a traditional plasticizer such as glycerol. “It was found that it had complete inhibition, as in no bacteria would grow on the plastic once applied,” said Alex Jones, a doctoral student in the department of textiles, merchandising and interiors. “The bacteria wouldn’t be able to live on it.” The …

    March 28, 2015 2:53 pm
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Health

  • Police fire tear gas on crowd during Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown


    FREETOWN (Reuters) – Police fired tear gas at an angry crowd in Sierra Leone on Saturday after they threw stones at officials during a three-day national lockdown that the government hopes will accelerate the end of the Ebola epidemic, residents said. Sierra Leone has reported nearly 12,000 Ebola cases and more than 3,000 deaths since the worst epidemic in history was detected in neighbouring Guinea a year ago. New cases have fallen sharply since a peak of more than 500 a week in December but the government says the lockdown, its second, is necessary to identify the last cases and to buck a worrying trend towards complacency. Officials have ordered the six million residents to stay inside on pain of arrest as hundreds of health official go door-to-door looking for hidden patients and educating residents about the haemorrhagic fever. Hundreds of people left their homes in the Devil Hole neighbourhood outside the capital to gather …

    March 28, 2015 2:53 pm
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Entertainment

  • Karrueche Tran Breaks Her Silence On Chris Brown Split, Cheating And Baby Mama Drama


    Posted on Sat Mar 28th, 2015 10:00am PDT       By X17 Staff Karrueche Tran sat down for an interview with Iyanla Vanzant for the Oprah Winfrey Network, and the interview doesn’t air until later today, but a few teasers have already been released, and Karrueche REALLY dishes the dirt! The 26-year-old model reveals how she discovered ex-boyfriend Chris Brown was cheating on her, and said, “I didn’t want to believe it. I was under the impression that it was a friend-type of … not a friend, but it wasn’t what it became to be.” Karrueche said it all went down on Christmas Day in 2012 when the two were hanging out at Chris’ Los Angeles home and he told her he had to leave for a bit. Just a few hours later, photos of Chris and Rihanna all over each other at the Los Angeles Lakers game popped up online. “I knew. I didn’t want to believe …

    March 28, 2015 3:13 pm
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Editorial

  • Iran nuke talks: What the world must do to avert an Iranian doomsday


    No one is publicly criticizing France for questioning Iran’s sincerity and transparency in the negotiations over its nuclear program, and for urging caution about the emerging U.S.-led P5+1 deal with Tehran. “France wants an agreement, but a robust one that really guarantees that Iran can have access to civilian nuclear power, but not the atomic bomb,” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius declared. “If the accord is not sufficiently solid then regional countries would say it’s not serious enough, so we are also going to get the nuclear weapon, and that would lead to an extremely dangerous nuclear proliferation.” ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Indeed, the deepening concerns of Arab countries have already prompted Saudi Arabia to announce a nuclear cooperation agreement with South Korea. Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal has called for guarantees that Iran’s nuclear program “does not turn into a nuclear weapon that could pose a threat to the region and the world, especially in …

    March 28, 2015 2:53 pm
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Odd News

  • Daughter bests father in feud at Japan shareholder’s meeting


    TOKYO (Reuters) – A rare family feud erupted in a Japanese shareholders meeting on Friday, when the chief executive of Otsuka Kagu Ltd defeated her father’s attempt to oust her, vowing to push ahead with her plan to take the furniture retailer more mass-market. “I am sorry that things have come to this,” Kumiko Otsuka, 47, coolly told shareholders in the meeting, in which she instructed her father, company founder and chairman Katsuhisa Otsuka, and her mother to identify themselves by name and shareholder number. The daughter overcame the chairman’s challenge by an undisclosed majority vote. “I had five children,” the father said from the audience as he pleaded with shareholders to back his return as CEO. “Kumiko was the first and she was a difficult birth.” Kumiko’s mother also gave a rambling speech criticizing the CEO, until another shareholder yelled at her to stop. The Otsuka family showdown – virtually unheard of in Japan’s …

    March 27, 2015 10:40 am
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