• Email claim over Kiev killings

    Email claim over Kiev killings

    Oleg Kalashnikov and Oles Buzyna were found dead within hours of each other A Ukrainian nationalist group has said it was behind the deaths of two public figures in Kiev earlier this week. Oleg Kalashnikov,...
  • Mets top Fish for 6th straight win

    Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Bartolo Colon tossed seven solid innings of one-run ball and the New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins in the second test of a four-game set. Colon’s (3-0) lone run came...
  • No more credit checks for NYC job seekers

    No more credit checks for NYC job seekers

    Job seekers in New York City can now rest assured that their credit history won’t impact their employment prospects. The New York City Council passed legislation that bans most employers from discriminating against job applicants...

Headline News

  • What a rush! Volunteers bring Montana gold mining ghost town to life


    The response from volunteers seeking to rough it like gold rush miners at the Garnet ghost town was overwhelming, according to the Bureau of Land Management. (garnetghosttown.net) An old Montana gold mining outpost has gone from ghost town to boomtown. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is giving four history buffs the chance to live in Garnet, a preserved mining town on public land in Montana. But they’ll have to help maintain it and they won’t have the creature comforts of the current century. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT “It’s primitive, to say the least,” U.S. Bureau of Land Management Ranger Nacoma Gainan told the the Missoulian. “It’s for people who love the outdoors and want to give back. There’s no electricity, no Wi-Fi and no running water. But there are trails to explore, artifacts to inspect. Volunteers are really left to their own devices after the visitors are gone.” Related Image Expand / Contract The ghost town …

    April 17, 2015 11:35 pm
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Politics

  • Republican Huckabee to announce 2016 presidential decision May 5


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, a Republican, said on Friday that he will make an announcement on May 5 about whether or not he will run for president in 2016. Huckabee said in an interview on Fox News that he will announce his plans in his hometown of Hope, Arkansas. Huckabee, who left office in 2007, first ran for president in 2008. He hosted a Fox News television show but quit early this year to weigh another run at the Republican nomination. Huckabee, a former Baptist pastor, is known as an unabashed culture warrior on issues such as abortion rights and gay marriage. But he could struggle to win support beyond his social conservative base this year. He would join a crowded field if he does decide to run. U.S. Senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have all announced their candidacies, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and former Florida Governor …

    April 17, 2015 10:34 pm
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Stocks

  • No more credit checks for NYC job seekers


    Job seekers in New York City can now rest assured that their credit history won’t impact their employment prospects. The New York City Council passed legislation that bans most employers from discriminating against job applicants and current workers based on credit history. The bill passed Thursday by a vote of 47-3 and is being dubbed the strictest in the country. The bill’s sponsor, Brad Lander, said credit checks can be discriminatory and don’t relate to job performance. “Millions of Americans who have bad credit, would also be great employees,” he said. “What they need to repair their credit is a job, and to make it harder for them to get a job is the definition of unfair.” “This is a civil rights bill,” said Lander. The legislation now heads to the mayor’s office and Lander said he is “optimistic” it will get a signature. The law would go into effect 120 days after it’s signed. …

    April 17, 2015 10:54 pm
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Sports

  • Mets top Fish for 6th straight win


    Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Bartolo Colon tossed seven solid innings of one-run ball and the New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins in the second test of a four-game set. Colon’s (3-0) lone run came on a Giancarlo Stanton solo homer in the first inning. He settled down to scatter just five more hits the rest of his outing to go with five strikeouts for the Mets, who have won six straight. “Just got to continue to play well,” New York manager Terry Collins said. Michael Cuddyer went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored and Jeurys Familia fired a scoreless ninth for his fifth save of the season. Stanton’s blast to dead center was the fifth straight game he’s homered against the Mets. Miami has dropped five of its last seven games. The Mets didn’t record a hit over their first four innings before plating a run in the fifth inning and two …

    April 17, 2015 11:34 pm
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World News

  • Email claim over Kiev killings


    Oleg Kalashnikov and Oles Buzyna were found dead within hours of each other A Ukrainian nationalist group has said it was behind the deaths of two public figures in Kiev earlier this week. Oleg Kalashnikov, a former MP, and Oles Buzyna, a writer and former newspaper editor, were gunned down in separate attacks within hours of each other. A group calling itself the Ukrainian Insurgent Army claimed it carried out the killings in an email to political expert Volodomyr Fesenko. Both of the victims were known for their strong anti-government views. Kiev officials immediately questioned the authenticity of the claim. The email received by Mr Fesenko was addressed to members of the Opposition Bloc, the successors to former President Viktor Yanukovych’s Party of Regions. It fell apart after Mr Yanukovych fled the country last year. In it, the group also said it was to blame for the deaths of several other politicians and officials linked …

    April 17, 2015 11:35 pm
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Technology

  • Why is Matthew McConaughey bawling over the new ‘Star Wars’ trailer?


    Over the course of the last day, some of my geek buddies have described getting emotional upon watching the new “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trailer, especially when Han Solo pops up at the end. Seeing the visibly older Harrison Ford as Han, they say, reminds them of the first “Star Wars” movie they watched — how old they were at the time, the amazement they felt seeing eye-popping TIE fighter tricks and their first lightsaber duel, how the “Star Wars” canon has affected their lives since. So I wasn’t surprised to see actor Matthew McConaughey, in the video above, getting clearly overwhelmed while watching the trailer that came out Thursday. But then things take a bizarre turn and he gets really, really emotional. Like the kind of emotional you’d get if you were seeing your kids’ faces for the first time after you’d been busy traveling through an interdimensional black hole and they hadn’t …

    April 17, 2015 10:14 pm
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Science

  • Telling the time of day by color


    Research by scientists at The University of Manchester has revealed that the colour of light has a major impact on how the brain clock measures time of day and on how the animals’ physiology and behavior adjust accordingly. The study, for the first time, provides a neuronal mechanism for how our internal clock can measure changes in light colour that accompany dawn and dusk. In research publishing on April 17th in the Open Access journal PLOS Biology, the researchers looked at the change in light around dawn and dusk to analyze whether colour could be used to determine time of day. Besides the well-known changes in light intensity that occur as the sun rises and sets, the scientists found that during twilight light is reliably bluer than during the day. The researchers next recorded electrical activity from the brain clock while mice were shown different visual stimuli. They found that many of the neurons were …

    April 17, 2015 10:34 pm
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Health

  • Early Haiti rains bring risk of bleak cholera season


    PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haitian officials are reporting a spike in cholera cases late last year and carrying over into the first three months of 2015 as an early start to the rainy season has public health workers worried. As of March 28, the Haitian Ministry of Health confirmed at least 11,721 cases of cholera, more than a 300 percent increase from the same period last year. “Last May there were hardly any cholera cases. Everybody was very excited, thinking this is the first step toward elimination,” said Oliver Schulz, head of the Haiti office of Doctors Without Borders. “But then the second peak in November/October was so much stronger than anything we’ve seen in the years before.” Haiti has two rainy seasons that tend to generate spikes in the waterborne bacterial disease; between April and June, and another, which coincides with hurricane season, from late summer until November. “People stopped talking about cholera, I thought …

    April 17, 2015 10:34 pm
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Entertainment

  • Farrah Abraham makes a bold accusation about MTV cameramen and her daughter


    In an interview with toofab, Abraham said that the male camera crew gives her and her daughter very little privacy and it’s wildly inappropriate — in fact, she hints there will be some nudity coming up and she is not happy about it. “I think some of it’s too much shown,” she said. “The network should be focused on why it’s edited the way it is, instead of showing us naked. I don’t agree with that.” Ironic considering she stars in a porn movie, but she went on to explain that it isn’t only affecting her — her young daughter is totally skeeved out by the camera crew, who she says tries to film them changing clothes. More: Tan Mom slams Farrah Abraham in disturbing new video “Sophia does have her troubles with some of the male camera operators,” Abraham said. “I think that’s justified, because we’re normally not just having an all-male crew and …

    April 17, 2015 11:34 pm
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Editorial

  • Our fawning press and Hillary Clinton’s Iowa magical mystery tour


    April 15, 2015: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, speaks during a small business roundtable in Norwalk, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Maybe the third time Hillary Clinton runs for president, she’ll get it exactly right. That Goldilocks campaign – in 2020? — will be large and distinguished enough to accommodate a woman who has been prominent on the national stage for decades, but small enough to convince average Americans that Hillary is their best bud. It’s a challenge, but Hillary is nothing if not renewable. Sustainability is another matter. Hillary is out touring Iowa in her minivan Scooby, holding scripted meetings with tiny groups (it is, after all, a thinly-populated state) that can apparently be trusted not to ask tough questions or in any way upset her applecart. The photo-ops are genuinely ridiculous, but that’s the only thing genuine about this adventure.  ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Everything Hillary smacks of focus-groups, but this initial phase of …

    April 17, 2015 10:54 pm
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Odd News

  • Former Washington state governor ejects man from car


    SEATTLE (Reuters) – Former Washington state Governor Chris Gregoire used fast thinking and driving to stop a stranger from climbing into her car in a store parking lot, Olympia police said on Thursday. Gregoire, who was governor from 2005 to 2013, packed her purchases into the car’s trunk in a Lowe’s home improvement lot, the police said. As she did she saw a man watching her. Police said that once she was inside the car, the man opened the passenger door and started climbing in just as she began backing out of the space. She hit the gas pedal, the man fell to the ground and the door slammed shut, police said. The man, identified as 47-year-old Mark Snodderly, was not injured. Police said he then caused a disturbance in the store, adding that he was cited for disorderly conduct and taken to a hospital for evaluation. (This story has been refiled to fix spelling …

    April 16, 2015 6:22 pm
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