• Homemade ‘Dewshine’ Can Be Deadly

    Homemade ‘Dewshine’ Can Be Deadly

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Experts are warning about the dangers of a potentially deadly homemade concoction known as “dewshine,” which is a mixture of racing fuel and Mountain Dew, a soft drink....
  • De Kock and Amla humble England

    De Kock and Amla humble England

    Quinton de Kock (left) and Hashim Amla made a testing target look easy Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla put on 239 for the first wicket to help South Africa beat England by seven wickets...
  • Cyprus aims to heal its great divide

    Cyprus aims to heal its great divide

    Image caption Nicosia remains a divided city At a time when walls and fences are going up across Europe in response to the migrant crisis, there is hope a long-standing barrier in one part of...
  • China box office hits new record for a single day

    China box office hits new record for a single day

    The Year of the Monkey is off to a blockbuster start for Chinese cinemas. Box office sales in the world’s most populous country hit a record 660 million yuan ($100.5 million) on Monday, according to...
  • Boyd: Deila criticism is ‘nonsense’

    Boyd: Deila criticism is ‘nonsense’

    Deila came in for criticism after back-to-back defeats to Ross County and Aberdeen Tom Boyd says any suggestions that Ronny Deila should be sacked as Celtic manager are “absolute nonsense”. The former Celtic captain believes...

Headline News

  • FBI still working to get into San Bernardino shooter’s phone


    Federal investigators have yet to access the contents of a cellphone that belonged to one of the shooters in the December attack at a Southern California health department building, according to FBI Director James Comey. Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that data encryption has hampered the efforts of agents trying to get into the phone. Comey also noted that encryption technology is also hampering local law enforcement investigations into murders, car accidents and drug trafficking cases, according to Reuters. “We still have one of those killer’s phones that we have not been able to open,” he added. Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik opened fire at a health department Christmas party in San Bernardino and killed 14 county employees. Farook and Malk were killed hours later in a firefight with police. Comey and other federal officials have warned about the effects and challenges encryption pose to investigations. Officials have called for “back …

    February 10, 2016 12:04 am
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Politics

  • Democratic nomination will likely be won in March: Clinton campaign manager


    NEW YORK Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager said on Tuesday the Democratic nomination for the 2016 presidential election would “very likely” be decided in March, and that the support of black and Hispanic voters would be key to victory. “It will be very difficult, if not impossible, for a Democrat to win the nomination without strong levels of support among African American and Hispanic voters,” campaign manager Robby Mook wrote in a memo titled “March Matters.” “The nomination will very likely be won in March, not February, and we believe that Hillary Clinton is well positioned to build a strong – potentially insurmountable – delegate lead next month,” he said. CNN projected on Tuesday that Clinton lost to U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders in the New Hampshire primary. (Reporting by Amanda Becker; Writing by Luciana Lopez; Editing by Peter Cooney) SAP is the sponsor of this content. It was independently created by Reuters’ editorial staff and funded …

    February 9, 2016 8:43 pm
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Stocks

  • China box office hits new record for a single day


    The Year of the Monkey is off to a blockbuster start for Chinese cinemas. Box office sales in the world’s most populous country hit a record 660 million yuan ($100.5 million) on Monday, according to the official Chinese news agency, Xinhua. That amount smashed the country’s previous record for a single day: the 425 million yuan that cinemas raked in on July 18. Monday was the first day of the Lunar New Year, a festive time when many Chinese people are back at their family homes for a week-long public holiday. The new record is the first time Chinese box office sales have topped $100 million in a single day, but the total still pales in comparison with some of the U.S. figures. One movie alone — “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” — took in a record-breaking $120.5 million in the U.S. in December. The two markets are on very different trajectories, though. Related: China’s …

    February 9, 2016 11:23 pm
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Sports

  • De Kock and Amla humble England


    Quinton de Kock (left) and Hashim Amla made a testing target look easy Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla put on 239 for the first wicket to help South Africa beat England by seven wickets in the third one-day international. De Kock hit four sixes in a brilliant 135 and Amla made 127 as the hosts reached their target of 319 with 22 balls to spare at Centurion. Joe Root hit five sixes in 125 – his highest one-day international score – but England’s 318-8 proved inadequate. England lead the series 2-1 with two matches to play. South Africa’s stunning stats The victory featured a record ODI run-chase at Centurion. De Kock and Amla’s stand of 239 is the fifth highest in South Africa’s ODI history, just 17 behind their best of 256. De Kock is the youngest player to make 10 ODI centuries – his 23 years and 54 days beating the 23 years …

    February 10, 2016 12:04 am
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World News

  • Cyprus aims to heal its great divide


    Image caption Nicosia remains a divided city At a time when walls and fences are going up across Europe in response to the migrant crisis, there is hope a long-standing barrier in one part of the continent could finally come down in 2016. After decades of division in Cyprus, there is genuine belief a political solution will bring together Turkish Cypriots in the north and Greek Cypriots in the south. Since 1974, when a brief Athens-inspired coup was followed by a Turkish military invasion, the island has been cut in two, with the northern third controlled by Turkish Cypriots and the southern two-thirds by Greek Cypriots. So, why now? The catalyst for the negotiations was the election last April of the Turkish Cypriot President, Mustafa Akinci, who campaigned on a promise to broker a peace deal with the south. Negotiations between Mr Akinci and Nicos Anastasiades, the Greek Cypriot President of the island, began last …

    February 10, 2016 12:03 am
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Technology

  • Rosa Is a Real Powerhouse


    The Rosa Desktop Fresh R series optimizes desktop usage and targets advanced users and enthusiasts looking for rich functionality. Add to that mix the default KDE flavoring and you have a compelling Linux distro that challenges your first-choice OS. The typical Rosa user already is familiar with basic Linux offerings and wants a product with a wide set of customization and personalization possibilities. That is what Rosa Desktop delivers. Rosa is a Russian company with a variety of Linux-based solutions. Its flagship product, Rosa Desktop, is a Linux distribution featuring a highly customized KDE desktop and a number of modifications designed to enhance the user-friendliness of the working environment. The company also develops an Enterprise Server edition of Rosa, which is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Rosa R7 Desktop came out last month. Do not misunderstand the nomenclature: Rosa Desktop is not the latest desktop environment to challenge the likes of GNOME 3, Unity, …

    February 9, 2016 9:03 pm
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Science

  • Horses can read human emotions, University of Sussex research shows


    For the first time horses have been shown to be able to distinguish between angry and happy human facial expressions. Psychologists studied how 28 horses reacted to seeing photographs of positive versus negative human facial expressions. When viewing angry faces, horses looked more with their left eye, a behaviour associated with perceiving negative stimuli. Their heart rate also increased more quickly and they showed more stress-related behaviours. The study, published today (10 February) in Biology Letters, concludes that this response indicates that the horses had a functionally relevant understanding of the angry faces they were seeing. The effect of facial expressions on heart rate has not been seen before in interactions between animals and humans. Amy Smith, a doctoral student in the Mammal Vocal Communication and Cognition Research Group at the University of Sussex who co-led the research, said: “What’s really interesting about this research is that it shows that horses have the ability to …

    February 9, 2016 11:43 pm
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Health

  • Homemade ‘Dewshine’ Can Be Deadly


    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Experts are warning about the dangers of a potentially deadly homemade concoction known as “dewshine,” which is a mixture of racing fuel and Mountain Dew, a soft drink. In a recent case, two Tennessee teens died after drinking the toxic combination. It was the first known incident in the state. Two other teens were also treated, but survived, according to doctors. The dewshine mixture is used to get drunk quickly, but the racing fuel can cause severe symptoms, including blindness and death, said Dr. Donna Seger, medical director of the Tennessee Poison Center. “Racing fuel, used for drag racing, is almost 100 percent methanol. This affects the body at a cellular level and causes the cells to die,” said Seger, who is also a clinical professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Drinking homemade dewshine can trigger nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, blurred vision, seizures, coma and death, depending …

    February 10, 2016 12:23 am
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Entertainment

  • Alison Brie Goes Commando, Kate Middleton Style Watch, Cute Baby Sea Otters & More!


    The lovely ladies starring in rom-com “How To Be Single” descended on London for the European premiere of the film at the Vue Leicester Square, and once again it was Alison Brie taking our collective breath away. The “Community” star wore a daring powder blue dress that was held together with a simple black lace on the side, and it looks like she ditched the underwear for this look. The 33-year-old was joined by costars Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson and Leslie Mann, all of whom held their own at the premiere, but it was Alison’s sexy look that stole the show. Click through for these photos and more, including some cute baby sea otters, a pair of bikini babes and lots more!

    February 9, 2016 11:23 pm
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Editorial

  • Trump, Kasich, Cruz, Rubio, Bush: What NH results mean to the still-alive five


    Add this to the list of election-year proverbs to dismiss: John Sununu’s snarky missive that “Iowa picks corn and New Hampshire picks presidents”. The last presidential hopeful to make good on Sununu’s words: his old boss, George H.W. Bush. That was all the way back in 1988 – three years before Peyton Manning first took the field . . . for his high-school team. Maybe Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, New Hampshire’s two big winners, will make Sununu look good. Time will tell. In theory, the first two stops on the campaign trail embody two traits: clarity and attrition. In that regard, Iowa’s GOP caucuses didn’t disappoint. Three Republican candidates left the race not long after the votes were counted; the contest moving forward suggested a three-man war of attrition between Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. And then New Hampshire went to the polls. Three “cards” coming out of the primary? Try 52-card …

    February 9, 2016 11:03 pm
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Odd News

  • Do you want fries with that? Man charged with throwing alligator into fast food restaurant


    A Florida fast food restaurant got a customer it wasn’t expecting when a live alligator was tossed through a drive-thru window by a patron. Joshua James, 23, of Jupiter, Florida, had wanted to play a practical joke on a friend working at the Wendy’s restaurant in Royal Palm Beach when he decided to hurl the reptile into the building, his parents told local broadcaster WPTV. “It was a stupid prank,” Linda James said. James faces charges of aggravated assault, and unlawful possession and transportation of an alligator, WPTV said. The incident took place in October. James found the 3-foot alligator on the side of the road and led the reptile into his truck, according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission incident report cited by the station. He drove to the Wendy’s restaurant and placed an order, received a drink at the drive-thru window, and then threw the alligator through the opening, it said. …

    February 9, 2016 8:01 am
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