Headline News

  • Rutgers student believed killed by New Jersey’s first fatal bear attack in over 150 years


    September 21, 2014: This photo shows the Apshawa Preserve in West Milford, N.J. A 22-year-old Edison man named Darsh Patel lost his life at the preserve after being attacked by a black bear while hiking with some friends Sunday. (AP Photo/The New Jersey Herald, Daniel Freel) New Jersey wildlife officials believe that a black bear in search of food killed a Rutgers University senior who was hiking with four friends over the weekend.  The body of Darsh Patel, 22, of Edison, N.J., was found Sunday in the Apshawa Preserve in West Milford. Police Chief Timothy Storbeck said the male bear was walking in a circle about 30 yards from the victim’s body and wouldn’t leave even after officers tried to scare it away by making loud noises and throwing sticks and stones. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT According to Storbeck, the five friends noticed the bear beginning to follow them and ran, splitting up as they did. When …

    September 23, 2014 4:44 am
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Politics

  • White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammunition in car: prosecutor


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A decorated Iraq war veteran who scaled a fence on Friday night and got into the White House had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car and had been arrested in July with a sniper rifle and a map on which the executive mansion was marked, a federal prosecutor said on Monday. An internal review of the United States Secret Service will examine how Omar Gonzalez, 42, made it into the White House before being stopped, his previous interactions with the Secret Service, and what must be done to prevent future security breaches. The Secret Service is charged with safeguarding the leaders of the United States and visiting heads of state and government, and with protecting the country’s economy by watching over its financial infrastructure and payment systems. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson, who ordered the review, has been asked to testify about Friday’s security breach before a House of …

    September 23, 2014 1:42 am
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Stocks

  • Messaging app Line shelves IPO plans


    Line offers cute emoticons, including ones tailored for kids. Popular messaging app Line, known for its cute emoticons, is shelving plans for an IPO this year. South Korea’s Naver Corp., which owns the Japan-based company, said it won’t list Line on an international market in 2014 but might revisit its decision in the next six months. Naver said in July it was looking at Japan and the U.S. for a possible IPO. The company reportedly even filed a listing application to the Tokyo Stock Exchange, valuing the company at 1 trillion yen ($9.2 billion). Most of Line’s users are in Japan, a market nearing saturation. Analysts say the company, which still faces stiff competition in the region, is likely looking to obtain greater scale before launching its IPO. “They are quite a popular alternative in Southeast Asia, but they face significant challenges in China and Korea — China has WeChat, and Korea has KakaoTalk and …

    September 23, 2014 4:44 am
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Sports

  • Cutler throws 2 TD passes to Bennett, Bears hold on to beat sloppy Jets 27-19


    New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) comes down with a pass out of bounds from the end zone as Chicago Bears strong safety Brock Vereen (45) defends during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Bears won 27-19. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (The Associated Press) Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) walks off the field after the Bears beat the New York Jets 27-19 in an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (The Associated Press) New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) goes up for a pass into the end zone against Chicago Bears strong safety Brock Vereen (45) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. Kerley came down out of bounds on the play. The Bears won 27-19. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (The Associated Press) Chicago Bears wide …

    September 23, 2014 4:44 am
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World News

  • White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammunition in his car say prosecutors


    The former sniper who broke into the White House on Friday was twice found with a cache of weapons and was viewed as a threat to the president, according to damning new evidence that has prompted an urgent review of security surrounding Barack Obama. After Omar Gonzalez, a 42-year-old Iraq war veteran, scaled the perimeter fence, sprinted across the north lawn and carried a knife into the residence, prosecutors revealed on Monday that a search of his nearby car uncovered 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets. Is also emerged that Virginia police searched Gonzalez’s car after a high-speed chase in July and found an illegal sawn-off shotgun, two powerful rifles, four handguns and a map of Washington with a line drawn pointing to the White House. Although President Obama had left minutes before the incident on Friday, growing information on the threat posed by Gonzalez has led to criticism of White House …

    September 23, 2014 4:44 am
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Technology

  • Boot Up: Google+ optional, iPhone benchmarked, Phones4U by an insider


    A barrel of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: preliminary results AnandTech While we’re still working on the full review, I want to get out some preliminary results for the iPhone 6. For now, this means some basic performance data and battery life, which include browser benchmarks, game-type benchmarks, and our standard web browsing battery life test. There’s definitely a lot more to talk about for this phone, but this should give an idea of what to expect in the full review. To start, we’ll look at the browser benchmarks, which can serve as a relatively useful proxy for CPU performance. If you like benchmarks, here are some. Mandatory Google+ Gmail integration quietly shelved WordStream Rumours of the decoupling of Google+ and Gmail first surfaced in the spring. Google, unsurprisingly, hasn’t exactly gone out of its way to shout about the change …

    September 23, 2014 1:43 am
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Science

  • Quantum Entanglement Creates New State of Matter


    Physicists have used a quantum connection Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance” to link 500,000 atoms together so that their fates were entwined. The atoms were connected via “entanglement,” which means an action performed on one atom will reverberate on any atom entangled with it, even if the particles are far apart. The huge cloud of entangled atoms is the first “macroscopic spin singlet,” a new state of matter that was predicted but never before realized.   Entanglement is a consequence of the strange probabilistic rules of quantum mechanics and seems to permit an eerie instantaneous connection over long distances that defies the laws of our macroscopic world (hence Einstein’s “spooky” remark). A spin singlet is one form of entanglement where multiple particles’ spins—their intrinsic angular momentum—add up to 0, meaning the system has zero total angular momentum.   The experimenters worked with rubidium atoms, which have a constant spin value of 1. …

    September 23, 2014 2:04 am
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Health

  • More patients could wear regular clothing in hospital: study


    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Although doctors say many patients in hospitals could be wearing their own clothing below the waist, and most want to, a majority still don’t, according to a small Canadian study. That could have an important effect on patient dignity, the authors suggest. Dr. Todd C. Lee, who participated in the research, said he was struck by how bizarre it was to see one of his patients leave the ward briefly to attend to business wearing a suit, and then return and don an undignified open-backed hospital gown again. “Clearly he was capable of wearing normal clothes – it was our system and its expectations (and perhaps his preconceived notion of them) that led to him awkwardly strutting down the hall in that fashion,” Lee told Reuters Health in an email. “Since then, I have always believed that patients should be encouraged to wear their own clothing if it is appropriate,” …

    September 23, 2014 1:43 am
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Entertainment

  • PHOTO: Scott Foley’s new puppy is as charming as he is


    Scott Foley, shirtless, in a bed with puppies will get you excited for Scandal (VIDEO) The ridiculously gorgeous star had to cure some residual puppy fever, it seems, because he shared a snap Saturday of a ridiculously cute puppy. Unfortunately, his shirt was on in the pic. “I got the ‘get an iPhone get a dog deal,’” he tweeted with the photo of a very curious black and white pup. “Anyone else?” I got the ‘get an iPhone get a dog’ deal. Anyone else? pic.twitter.com/LFHG6S3eqb — scott foley (@scottkfoley) September 20, 2014 And now, People reveals the puppy is a way of preparing for fatherhood — Foley is expecting his third baby with his wife, Marika Dominczyk. Foley joked at an event that he’s “so tired” already that the new baby may as well be accompanied by a puppy. “My new motto is, ‘Just give me the mess.’ Just throw it all my way. I’ll …

    September 23, 2014 3:24 am
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Editorial

  • ISIS threat: Americans are passengers on Titanic with Obama at helm


    President Obama’s recent speech on how to defeat the terrorist group ISIS — as America faces the greatest threat in its history — represented “one small step for man” but no “giant leap for mankind” in attacking the source of the problem. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey were on the hot seat defending Obama’s ISIS game plan at a Sept. 16 hearing in the Senate. Their testimony suggested a disconnect between the White House and the Pentagon on the need for ground troops, the former having said no and the latter now saying maybe. ISIS’ destruction may be Obama’s goal, but he still lacks a strategy. The Senate testimony did nothing to suggest otherwise. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Violence encountered by the West is but the tip of an Islamic iceberg. By failing to attack it, we become passengers onboard an ill-fated Titanic. Imagine if BP had focused …

    September 23, 2014 1:43 am
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Odd News

  • Virginia preschool teacher accused of biting toddler is arrested


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Virginia preschool teacher has been arrested and charged with assault and battery after she allegedly punished a 13-month-old boy by biting his shoulder, police said on Monday. Theresa Brown, 24, is accused of biting the toddler on Sept. 11 at The Goddard School in Woodbridge, Virginia, a private school about 22 miles (35 km) southwest of Washington, according to Prince William County police. Brown bit the child who was enrolled at the school, leaving a visible mark, as punishment after he had bitten another teacher, police said. A witness reported the incident to the school’s 24-year-old co-owner, Nadia Choudhry. Choudhry did not report the incident and was charged with failing to report the offense to authorities, which state law requires, police said. Officials at the school, described on its website as serving infants to school-age children, declined to comment. As of Monday, Brown was no longer listed online as a member …

    September 22, 2014 10:01 pm
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