• Life terms for Argentina jail crimes

    Life terms for Argentina jail crimes

    25 October 2014 Last updated at 02:56 “These are those who committed genocide at La Cacha” reads the poster showing the pictures of the 21 people accused of involvement in torture An Argentine ex-police chief...
  • Airbag recall could expand

    Airbag recall could expand

      More cars could soon join the list of recalls over exploding airbags, a senior administration official told CNN Friday. Until now the nearly 8 million vehicles under recall have been concentrated in warmer states...
  • Cook, Dawson share lead in San Antonio

    San Antonio, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – John Cook and Marco Dawson both fired 7- under 65s on Friday and they share the lead after the opening round of the ATT Championship. Cook, who won this event...
  • Google boss sets new skydive record

    Google boss sets new skydive record

    24 October 2014 Last updated at 23:35 A senior Google vice president, Alan Eustace, has broken the world altitude record for a parachute jump set in 2012 by Austrian Felix Baumgartner. Mr Eustace was carried...

Headline News

  • Maker of U.S. highway guardrails stops shipments over safety concerns


    (Reuters) – Railcar maker Trinity Industries Inc said on Friday that it would stop shipping a highway guardrail system, after the U.S. government demanded earlier in the week that the company conduct more crash tests of the product. The system was banned by Nevada in January, Massachusetts and Missouri banned it in September, and Virginia this month threatened to stop buying it over concerns that it can impale drivers in the event of a crash. The guardrail system consists of a flat piece of metal at the front of the guardrail which is intended to protect vehicle occupants in crashes. On Monday, a federal jury in Marshall, Texas, found the company liable for failing to tell a highway agency about changes it made to the ET-Plus guardrail system. The jurors penalized the company $175 million, which under the federal False Claims Act would be tripled to $525 million. Following this, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) …

    October 24, 2014 10:07 pm
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Politics

  • Mississippi Supreme Court rejects McDaniel Senate primary challenge


    JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) – The Mississippi Supreme Court on Friday rejected a Republican primary challenge by former U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel, possibly ending his legal effort to overturn the June result that he alleged was stolen by incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran. In a split decision, justices affirmed a lower court ruling dismissing McDaniel’s case, saying he filed it after the statutory deadline. “While we disagree with the majority, since there was no deadline in the statute to file a challenge, we are glad the Supreme Court finally ruled so Mississippi conservatives can move forward into 2015,” McDaniel’s campaign attorney, Mitch Tyner, said in a statement. Mississippi law allows a candidate 20 days after a statewide primary election to contest the results. McDaniel, a Tea Party-backed candidate who ran a fierce campaign, filed his challenge 41 days afterward. McDaniel argued the deadline no longer mattered because the courts had already considered a 2004 election …

    October 24, 2014 9:06 pm
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Stocks

  • Airbag recall could expand


      More cars could soon join the list of recalls over exploding airbags, a senior administration official told CNN Friday. Until now the nearly 8 million vehicles under recall have been concentrated in warmer states with humid climates, but there is increasing pressure to expand efforts nationwide. Related: Regulators rushing to replace exploding airbags. The recall started last year, and it expanded earlier this year. The issue gained increasing attention earlier this month as Toyota and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stepped efforts to get car owners to replace their airbags. At least four deaths and numerous injuries were linked to the parts, which didn’t expand properly in an accident or sometimes exploded. The list of affected makes include Honda (HMC), Toyota (TM), BMW, Mazda (MZDAF), Mitsubishi (MMTOF), Subaru, Nissan (NSANY), Ford (F) and General Motors (GM). Japanese parts maker Takata manufactured the defective airbags. Related: Honda CEO takes $47,000 pay cut over recalls …

    October 24, 2014 10:07 pm
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Sports

  • Devils’ home, shootout woes continue in loss to Stars


    Newark, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – Jamie Benn scored in a fifth consecutive game and added a goal in the shootout as the Dallas Stars edged the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Friday night. Kari Lehtonen stopped 25 shots and Patrick Eaves had the other goal in regulation for the Stars, who improved to 4-0-1 in their last five games. Damien Brunner and Eric Gelinas lit the lamp for New Jersey, which lost an 18th straight shootout, extending its NHL record. The Devils remain winless at home and have dropped four in a row after opening the season with three straight wins. Cory Schneider finished with 35 saves, but failed to stop Jason Spezza or Benn in the tiebreaker. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT

    October 24, 2014 10:07 pm
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World News

  • Life terms for Argentina jail crimes


    25 October 2014 Last updated at 02:56 “These are those who committed genocide at La Cacha” reads the poster showing the pictures of the 21 people accused of involvement in torture An Argentine ex-police chief and ex-interior minister have both been given life sentences for running a detention and torture centre in the 1970s. They were among 19 people charged with the kidnap, murder and torture of 128 prisoners in the city of La Plata. The detention centre also functioned as a maternity unit for pregnant prisoners who gave birth before being executed. Tens of thousands of Argentines were kidnapped or killed by the military junta between 1976 and 1983. La Cacha The former police chief of the province of Buenos Aires, Miguel Etchecolatz, and ex-Interior Minister Jaime Lamont Smart were part of a group of 21 army, navy, police and prison service officers and members of the Buenos Aires provincial government, who ran the …

    October 24, 2014 10:07 pm
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Technology

  • College students more prone to thoughtless social posts than high schoolers, study says


    Is it F for Fake on social media, as far as young people are concerned? Aquul/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET Social media just isn’t real. Yes, you thought that everyone was just being themselves, but teens, those extrasensory beings, are fed up with all the flimflam and fluff that’s all over their Twitters and Facebooks. I take this information from a new survey. It says 69 percent of the 812 young people aged 13-22 insisted that they’re very rarely themselves on social media. It’s not clear who they actually are on social media. They can’t all be Beyoncé and Jay-Z, can they? This sense of an inauthentic virtual world has apparently caused them to post less. 66 percent said they had cut back. Boys, though, will be big-mouths. In this survey, they were 70 percent more likely than girls to claim they posted everything about themselves, unedited. Still, this quaint clinging to a need for …

    October 24, 2014 9:07 pm
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Science

  • NASA Hosts First Agency-wide Social Media Event for Orion’s First Flight Test


    NASA invites social media followers to apply for credentials to get a preview of the Orion spacecraft’s first flight test during NASA Social events Dec. 3 at each of its 10 centers. Orion will launch on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Liftoff is targeted for 7:05 a.m. EST Dec. 4. NASA Socials are in-person events for people who engage with the agency through social media networks. Events will be held simultaneously at NASA centers including: Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California; Glenn Research Center in Cleveland; Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland; Johnson Space Center in Houston; Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia; Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama; Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi; and, Armstrong Flight Research Center, which is hosting a joint event with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Each …

    October 24, 2014 5:23 pm
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Health

  • Two U.S. states to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola zones


    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine medical workers returning from Ebola-hit West African countries and the U.S. government is considering the same step after a doctor who treated patients in Guinea came back infected, officials said on Friday. The steps announced by the two states, which go beyond the current restrictions being imposed by President Barack Obama’s administration on travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea, came as medical detectives tried to retrace the steps in New York City of Dr. Craig Spencer, who tested positive for Ebola on Thursday. The new policy applies to medical workers returning from the region through John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. In the first instance of the new move, a female healthcare worker who had treated patients in West Africa and arrived at the Newark, New Jersey, airport was ordered into quarantine. …

    October 24, 2014 9:06 pm
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Entertainment

  • Beverly Johnson on overcoming racism in Hollywood


    Beverly Johnson on how Down syndrome affects children of color differently In August of 1974, when Beverly Johnson appeared on the cover of Vogue, the fresh-faced model wasn’t aware she was making history. “Of course it’s every model’s dream to be on the cover of Vogue magazine,” she said, “so basically it was just kind of reaching that pinnacle very early in my career that was a defining moment for me.” She didn’t realize it was also a defining moment for the country until journalists began pointing out how impactful her appearance on the cover was. “When I realized that I was the first woman of color on the cover, it just made that accomplishment that much more real. I realized at that moment — I was 21 or 22 years old — that this was going to be a huge responsibility, and that it was something that I was going to carry for the …

    October 24, 2014 8:46 pm
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Editorial

  • ‘Law & Order’ star, NFL, men’s group join to say ‘No More’ to domestic violence


    Mariska Hargitay, Founder President of the Joyful Heart Foundation and Emmy Award-winning star of “Law Order: Special Victims Unit.” (Courtesy NoMore.org) Twenty-four people every minute — more than 12 million women and men a year — are victims of physical violence, rape and stalking from their partners. While the overwhelming majority of violence and abuse against women is men’s violence, the majority of men are not violent. However, men are often silent about the violence that other men perpetrate. But this week saw a group of powerful men step forward: NFL players, current and former, saying NO MORE to domestic violence and sexual assault in a series of groundbreaking new PSAs. “Together we can end domestic violence and sexual assault” reads the tag line for NO MORE. The most important word in that phrase? “Together.” Players like Pittsburgh Steelers’ William Gay, whose mother was killed by an abusive partner. Like Philadelphia Eagles’ Jon Dorrembos, who lost …

    October 24, 2014 5:01 pm
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Odd News

  • Florida man shoots 400-pound bear breaking into his house


    ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) – A Florida man shot and killed a 400-pound (180-kg) black bear after it broke into his house two nights in a row to get to a bag of dog food, a state wildlife officer said on Friday. “I felt in danger enough that since it wouldn’t leave I had to shoot it,” said Victor Peters of Lady Lake of the Wednesday night incident in a video interview posted online by the Orlando Sentinel. Killing a bear in Florida is illegal. Wildlife officer Greg Workman of the Florida Fish Wildlife Conservation said he expects to hand the case to prosecutors by early next week for their consideration at the completion of his investigation. “It sounds like he did what he could do to try to keep the bear from coming back,” Workman said. “We’re looking at all sides to make the best decision.” Bears and humans cross paths, occasionally fatally for the …

    October 24, 2014 9:26 pm
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