• Warriors head to Houston with 2-0 lead

    (SportsNetwork.com) – The Golden State Warriors will try for a commanding lead over the Houston Rockets Saturday night when Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals heads to the Toyota Center. The Warriors defended their...
  • German woman, 65, ‘has quadruplets’

    Annegret Raunigk, then 55, posing with one of her daughters in 2005 A 65-year-old German woman has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure, Germany’s RTL television reports. It says Annegret Raunigk...
  • She’s $10M closer to replacing plastic bottles

    She’s $10M closer to replacing plastic bottles

    Sarah Kauss, founder of S’well. Plastic water bottles are a divisive issue for many consumers, but not for Sarah Kauss. The defining moment happened at Kauss’ five-year business school reunion in 2009. “A professor did...
  • Go Take a Hike — Safely

    Go Take a Hike — Safely

    SATURDAY, May 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Before setting out on a hike, make sure you’re prepared for the unexpected. The American Hiking Society outlines 10 things needed on every hike, starting with appropriate footwear....
  • Emails show obsession over Hillary Clinton’s image

    Emails show obsession over Hillary Clinton’s image

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Top aides to former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fretted over how she would be portrayed after the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed the U.S....

Headline News

  • Decision reached in Cleveland police officer shooting case


    A judge in Cleveland has reached a verdict in the trial of a police officer accused of the voluntary manslaughter of an unarmed man and woman who were killed after a high-speed car chase in 2012, a court official said on Saturday. Judge John O’Donnell is due to read his decision at 10 a.m. (1400 GMT) in the case of Officer Michael Brelo, 31, who prosecutors say fired the rounds that killed the couple, standing on the hood of their car and shooting through the windshield after it was surrounded. The trial, which began on April 6, was held amid increased focus on the killings of unarmed black men by white police officers in various states across the country. The two people who were killed, Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell, were black and Brelo, a former Marine, is white. Experts testifying for Brelo said Williams and Russell died early in a barrage of gunfire and …

    May 23, 2015 9:22 am
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Politics

  • Emails show obsession over Hillary Clinton’s image


    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Top aides to former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fretted over how she would be portrayed after the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, emails released on Friday showed. The emails also showed Clinton received information on her personal email account about the Benghazi attacks that was classified “secret” by the FBI just prior to their release. Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, has come under criticism for using a personal email account, hosted on a private server in her New York state home, instead of a government one for messages she sent and received as secretary of state. The move by the FBI to classify some of the material could further fuel criticism that she handled sensitive information on her private email. But State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told that the information …

    May 23, 2015 8:22 am
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Stocks

  • She’s $10M closer to replacing plastic bottles


    Sarah Kauss, founder of S’well. Plastic water bottles are a divisive issue for many consumers, but not for Sarah Kauss. The defining moment happened at Kauss’ five-year business school reunion in 2009. “A professor did a presentation about the global water crisis and the impact on the planet from plastic waste,” said Kauss. “I knew then that my bottle idea had to happen.” Before then, Kauss would carry other metal water bottles with her but wasn’t happy with their look. In 2010, Kauss launched her startup S’well, a line of insulated reusable stainless steel bottles that are designed to keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours. Since then, the New York-based firm has sold 4 million bottles. The business is profitable and saw revenue surge 400% between 2013 and 2014 — hitting $10 million last year. “We expect revenue to grow exponentially again this year,” she said. Related: From Wall Street …

    May 23, 2015 9:22 am
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Sports

  • Warriors head to Houston with 2-0 lead


    (SportsNetwork.com) – The Golden State Warriors will try for a commanding lead over the Houston Rockets Saturday night when Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals heads to the Toyota Center. The Warriors defended their home court at Oracle Arena, including an intense, 99-98 victory Thursday. Golden State saw an eight-point lead trimmed to one following a James Harden to Dwight Howard alley-oop with 33.0 seconds left. After Harrison Barnes missed a reverse layup at the other end, the Rockets raced the ball up the court rather than draw up a final play. Harden was double-teamed by Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson with time winding down and curiously passed to Howard on the perimeter. Howard hot-potatoed the ball right back, Curry poked the ball between Harden’s legs, and the clock struck zero before anyone gained control. “I will take our best player heading downhill on a broken court any day of the week. That’s where …

    May 23, 2015 9:22 am
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World News

  • German woman, 65, ‘has quadruplets’


    Annegret Raunigk, then 55, posing with one of her daughters in 2005 A 65-year-old German woman has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure, Germany’s RTL television reports. It says Annegret Raunigk had three boys and a girl by Caesarean section at a Berlin hospital on Tuesday. They were born prematurely at 26 weeks but have a “good chance of surviving”. Annegret Raunigk – who already has 13 children and seven grandchildren – is the world’s oldest woman to have quadruplets. Pregnant at 65: Miracle of medicine The single mother reportedly decided to try for another baby when her youngest daughter, who is now 10, said she wanted a little brother or sister. Ms Raunigk’s pregnancy – the result of fertility treatment in Ukraine – has been the subject of fierce debate in Germany, the BBC’s Jenny Hill in Berlin says. During her pregnancy she said she believed everyone should be able …

    May 23, 2015 9:22 am
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Technology

  • Speak, toy! Welcome to the age of chatting with your teddy bear


    At Elemental Path’s office with co-founder JP Benini and a prototype of his company’s talking dinosaur. Sarah Tew/CNET Sitting in his company’s small Midtown Manhattan office, JP Benini speaks casually into his smartphone. “Hello!” Suddenly, a fluorescent-green plastic dinosaur sitting on the table in front of him springs to life. “Hi JP, what’s up?” it says in a gravelly cartoonish voice. “You sound like Cookie Monster,” Benini says. “What’s wrong with that?” the dinosaur quips. “Cookies are delicious.” That dinosaur looks simple, but there are years of work and millions of dollars in research spending behind its responses. The prototype was created by Elemental Path, which Benini co-founded a year ago, and which uses IBM’s Watson cognitive-computing platform — famous for its appearance on “Jeopardy!” in 2011 — to power its question-and-answer dialogue. Benini’s company plans to start selling the Internet-connected dinosaurs, his company’s first product, under its CogniToys brand in November for $100 each. …

    May 23, 2015 7:41 am
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Science

  • Faster heart rate linked to diabetes risk


    An association between resting heart rate and diabetes suggests that heart rate measures could identify individuals with a higher future risk of diabetes, according to an international team of researchers. In a four-year study of 73,357 Chinese adults, researchers observed that faster heart rates were positively associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes. Researchers also found that faster heart rates were associated with impaired fasting glucose levels and a conversion from impaired fasting glucose levels to diabetes among the same population. “In this study, we measured resting heart rate among about 100,000 Chinese adults and followed them for four years,” said Xiang Gao, associate professor of nutritional sciences, Penn State and a study senior author. “We found participants with faster heart rates, suggesting lower automatic function, had increased risk of diabetes, pre-diabetes, and conversion from pre-diabetes to diabetes. Each additional 10 beats per minute was associated with 23 percent increased risk of diabetes, similar …

    May 23, 2015 8:02 am
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Health

  • Go Take a Hike — Safely


    SATURDAY, May 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Before setting out on a hike, make sure you’re prepared for the unexpected. The American Hiking Society outlines 10 things needed on every hike, starting with appropriate footwear. Trail shoes are fine for a short day hike that doesn’t involve carrying a heavy pack or negotiating difficult terrain. But hiking boots, which offer more support, are a better choice for longer hikes, carrying heavier loads, or traveling on more challenging terrain, the society says. Even if you have a GPS unit, you need a map and compass as a backup. It’s also important to carry enough water and have a way to purify water from sources along the trail, experts advise. Take extra food in case you’re out longer than you planned because of getting lost, suffering an injury or traversing more difficult terrain than you expected. Even if the weather forecast is good, bring rain gear and …

    May 23, 2015 8:22 am
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Entertainment

  • Montel Williams rips the Duggars to shreds over molestation, LGBT issues


    The TV personality went on a long rant about the hypocrisy of the family, who push anti-LGBT legislation stating the gay lifestyle hurts children — all while they were protecting a self-professed child molester. BREAKING: Josh Duggar, a world class bigot, admits sexually abusing young girls – has consistently stated that LGBT folks r danger to kids — Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) May 21, 2015 Gosh, yet another anti-gay alleged “Christian” defender turns out to be a garden variety scumbag. https://t.co/C4gWWE0YnA — Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) May 21, 2015 Sorry, Josh Duggar is a bigot, slimebag. Whole family is, and FRC is a scam. Yup, Gay people are the danger to kids? NOPE, JOSH DUGGAR IS — Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) May 21, 2015 @Mulder24 when @joshduggar makes amends to the #lgbt community for his faux-Christian hypocrisy I’ll be pleased to do so. #Hypocrite — Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) May 21, 2015 @goodasyou How do u preach gay people …

    May 23, 2015 8:42 am
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Editorial

  • Hillary Clinton’s scandals piling up faster than flakes in a snowstorm


    Wading through the daily deluge of Hillary Clinton news, I feel like I’m reading the police blotter. The litany of her shameful shenanigans resembles the litany of neighborhood crimes recorded by cops. There are simply too many to stomach. There is another similarity, too: In both cases, fear and revulsion are the proper responses from honest Americans. More than 17 months before Election Day, Clinton scandals are piling up faster than robberies during a police strike. There is a media feeding frenzy over her shady dealings and the sheer volume of unsavory revelations is approaching a critical mass. The pace of disclosures probably can’t continue, but already she’s looking less and less inevitable. This week brought a new batch of bombshells. The Washington Post reported that, in addition to $5 million she earned from her latest book, Clinton earned $11.7 million by delivering 51 speeches since January 2014. The paper reported that she was paid …

    May 23, 2015 8:42 am
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Odd News

  • Milwaukee man pronounced dead, then moves and breathes


    First responders preparing to take the body of a Milwaukee man pronounced dead to the morgue got a jolt when the man suddenly began moving and noticeably breathing, authorities said on Friday. They had gone to the 46-year-old man’s high-rise building on Tuesday after his worried girlfriend called for assistance, saying she had not heard from him for two days, according to a medical examiner’s report. When they arrived at his apartment, they found him cold, pale and rigid at the foot of his bed, the report said. They did not try to resuscitate him. About 50 minutes later, the medical examiner arrived and notified the man’s family of his death. As the examiner readied the body to be taken to the morgue, the man began to move his left arm and right leg, the report said. Paramedics took the man, who has not been identified, to a nearby hospital, where he was admitted to …

    May 22, 2015 11:52 am
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