• How to Make ‘Low-Cal’ Menu Options More Palatable

    How to Make ‘Low-Cal’ Menu Options More Palatable

    FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many people ignore restaurant foods labeled “low-calorie” because they think they’ll be unsatisfying, a new study shows. “People have come to expect low-calorie food to taste bad or...
  • Ukraine probes deaths in tense east

    Ukraine probes deaths in tense east

    21 April 2014 Last updated at 03:16 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Daniel Sandford hears from a man who says he witnessed the attack Ukraine says it will launch an investigation...
  • Stanford researchers rethink ‘natural’ habitat for wildlife

    Related images(click to enlarge) Protecting wildlife while feeding a world population predicted to reach 9 billion by 2050 will require a holistic approach to conservation that considers human-altered landscapes such as farmland, according to Stanford...
  • After Apple, mobile readies big push to 64-bit

    After Apple, mobile readies big push to 64-bit

    Samsung’s game plan for 64-bit Samsung With Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. dropping a big hint this week that it has either started or is getting ready to start production of 64-bit mobile processors, let’s take...
  • White Sox rip Texas

    Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – Marcus Semien went 4-for-6 with four RBI to help the Chicago White Sox secure a 16-2 win over the Texas Rangers in the finale of a three-game set Sunday at Globe...

Headline News

  • Tens of thousands celebrate marijuana holiday across US


    April 20, 2014: Partygoers listen to live music on the second of two days at the annual 4/20 marijuana festival in Denver. The annual event is the first 420 marijuana celebration since retail marijuana stores began selling in January 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) DENVER –  Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. The 4:20 p.m. smoke-out in the shadow of the Colorado capitol was the capstone of an Easter weekend dedicated to cannabis in states across the country. Although it is still against the law to publicly smoke marijuana in Colorado, police only reported 63 citations or arrests on Sunday, 47 for marijuana consumption. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT “It feels good not to be persecuted …

    April 20, 2014 10:31 pm
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Politics

  • House Democrats Raise More Money Than GOP in March


    By Abby Livingston Posted at 4:30 p.m. on April 20 1 Tweet Steve Israel of New York is the chairman of the DCCC. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo) The House Democrats’ political arm raised about $400,000 more than its GOP counterpart in March — although both committees posted strong fundraising last month. The National Republican Congressional Committee will report raising $9.9 million in March and had $31.2 million in cash on hand at the end of the month. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $10.3 million during the same month and had $40.2 million in the bank. Both committees eliminated their debt in 2013. Sunday marked the deadline to report fundraising figures for last month. March was a consequential month for each committee. President Barack Obama headlined a fundraiser in Miami on March 20. The NRCC hosted its annual fundraising dinner on March 26. On the Senate side, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has brought …

    April 20, 2014 10:50 pm
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Stocks

  • General Mills reverses course on right to sue after backlash


    General Mills, whose portfolio of food products include Cheerios, has walked back a controversial change to its legal terms General Mills has scrapped a controversial change to its fine print. Last week, the company posted new legal terms to its website that some read as eliminating customers’ right to sue the company. General Mills (GIS, Fortune 500) explained the terms as requiring “all disputes related to the purchase or use of any General Mills product or service to be resolved through binding arbitration.” So on Saturday, the company noted outrage over the change and announced it was voiding those terms. But it stood by the decision and defended arbitration as cost-effective and common in the corporate world. General Mills brands include popular cereals like Cheerios and Wheaties, baking products like Betty Crocker and Pillsbury, and other food lines like Progresso soups and Häagen-Dazs ice cream. The legal terms change was first reported by the New …

    April 20, 2014 1:02 pm
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Sports

  • Canadiens clip Lightning, take 3-0 stranglehold in series


    Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) – Rene Bourque scored the fastest game- opening goal for the Canadiens in almost 37 years, Carey Price came up with 27 saves, and Montreal is one victory away from a sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning after a 3-2 win in Game 3 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal set on Sunday. Brendan Gallagher added a goal and one assist, while Tomas Plekanec also lit the lamp for the Canadiens, who can advance to the conference semifinals with another positive decision in Tuesday’s Game 4 on home ice. P.K. Subban contributed a pair of helpers for Montreal, which hasn’t played in the second round since reaching the Eastern finals in 2010. Ondrej Palat and Matt Carle provided goals with Steven Stamkos assisting on both for the Lightning, who face a long uphill battle if they wish to stay alive. Anders Lindback made 28 saves in the setback. Tampa has never been swept …

    April 20, 2014 10:31 pm
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World News

  • Ukraine probes deaths in tense east


    21 April 2014 Last updated at 03:16 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Daniel Sandford hears from a man who says he witnessed the attack Ukraine says it will launch an investigation into a fatal shooting in the east of the country which has raised tension with Russia further. At least three people died in the raid on a checkpoint manned by pro-Russian separatists near the town of Sloviansk. Russia expressed “outrage” at the shooting and said Ukraine’s Right Sector nationalists were to blame. The incident came as pro-Russian groups continued to occupy government buildings defying a deal to leave. The deputy secretary of Ukraine’s national security council, Viktoriya Siumar told the BBC that it was too early to tell who was responsible for the attack. Criminal groups could have been behind the incident, she said, adding that “the level of criminality in eastern Ukraine has increased substantially recently”. Ms Siumar said …

    April 20, 2014 10:31 pm
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Technology

  • After Apple, mobile readies big push to 64-bit


    Samsung’s game plan for 64-bit Samsung With Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. dropping a big hint this week that it has either started or is getting ready to start production of 64-bit mobile processors, let’s take a quick look at what the major players have said and done so far. “If you observe the mobile device industry, in the past six months we do see the…conversion to 64-bit [in processors] after the Apple [64-bit A7 processor] announcement,” Mark Liu, co-CEO of TSMC, said at a conference on Thursday after TSMC announced its first-quarter results. If TSMC, the world’s largest contract chip manufacturer, sees a shift to 64-bit, then you can bet it’s going to happen because it will be manufacturing many of those chips. TSMC makes processors for Qualcomm, Nvidia, and even Intel (it’s making Intel’s first-gen SoFIA processor), among others. And TSMC is rumored (I’d say it’s likely) to participate in production Apple’s next-gen 64-bit …

    April 20, 2014 10:30 pm
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Science

  • Stanford researchers rethink ‘natural’ habitat for wildlife


    Related images(click to enlarge) Protecting wildlife while feeding a world population predicted to reach 9 billion by 2050 will require a holistic approach to conservation that considers human-altered landscapes such as farmland, according to Stanford researchers. Wildlife and the natural habitat that supports it might be an increasingly scarce commodity in a world where at least three-quarters of the land surface is directly affected by humans and the rest is vulnerable to human-caused impacts such as climate change. But what if altered agricultural landscapes could play vital roles in nurturing wildlife populations while also feeding an ever-growing human population? A new study, published April 16 in the journal Nature and co-authored by three Stanford scientists, finds that a long-accepted theory used to estimate extinction rates, predict ecological risk and make conservation policy recommendations is overly pessimistic. The researchers point to an alternative framework that promises a more effective way of accounting for human-altered landscapes and …

    April 20, 2014 10:30 pm
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Health

  • How to Make ‘Low-Cal’ Menu Options More Palatable


    FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many people ignore restaurant foods labeled “low-calorie” because they think they’ll be unsatisfying, a new study shows. “People have come to expect low-calorie food to taste bad or not fill them up,” wrote Jeffrey Parker, of Georgia State University, and Donald Lehmann, of Columbia University. The findings suggest a need to present calorie information in menus in a different way to encourage diners to select less fattening items, according to the study, scheduled for publication in the August issue of the Journal of Consumer Research. Ordering at restaurants often requires a “narrowing down” decision-making process, the study authors said. When all low-cal options are grouped together, restaurants make it easier for people to dismiss that category early in the decision process, they suggested. In online experiments, participants were asked to order food from menus similar to those in popular chain restaurants. Some of the volunteers were shown additional …

    April 20, 2014 10:51 pm
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Entertainment

  • Simon Cowell And Lauren Silverman Take Baby To Lunch


    Following Friday’s romantic one-on-one date, Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman dined out with their two-month-old son on Saturday. The couple took baby Eric to The Ivy restaurant for lunch. The proud papa pushed the empty stroller as his partner carried their bundle of joy. Once the lovebirds put the baby in his sweet ride, they held hands to take a walk around the lovely neighborhood. Lauren, who just gave birth in February, looked unbelievably svelte in skinny olive pants and loose black blouse. She styled the outfit with the perfect pair of movie star shades. Meanwhile, her other half wore his signature jeans, form fitting sweater and aviators combo. But our attention was primarily on their adorable tot. We can’t get over how precious he is!

    April 20, 2014 9:09 pm
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Editorial

  • Easter 2014: A celebration of hope


    AP Over 2 billion people are celebrating Easter today, April 20, as the calendars of Western and Eastern churches coincide this year, and these billions of faithful people are celebrating HOPE.   The Easter message begins with the hopeful news that death has been overcome by life, that hatred has been overcome by love, and that sorrow has been overcome by joy.   ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The elements of the story involve women arriving at a garden tomb and finding it empty, but even better, meeting the risen Lord, the embodiment of life and love. Their lives are changed forever and so are the lives of many, many others who hear this remarkable news. The meaning of Easter is HOPE, and we, all of us, need and deserve hope. The resurrection narrative and message are vital for Christian people on this day to be sure.  Easter is celebrated in countless languages and myriad cultures by Jesus’ followers throughout the …

    April 20, 2014 2:34 am
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Odd News

  • Ohio couple married for 70 years dies hours apart


    (Reuters) – An Ohio couple who met as teenagers and were married for 70 years, almost never sleeping apart, died from natural causes within a span of 15 hours, according to their daughter. Helen Felumlee, 92, died on April 12 at their home in Nashport, Ohio, about 55 miles east of Columbus, and her husband Kenneth Felumlee, 91, passed away the next day, according to their joint obituary. “We knew when one went, the other was going to go,” daughter Linda Cody told the Zanesville Times Recorder. “We wanted them to go together, and they did.” The couple met as teenagers and married in 1944, raising eight children together, according to the obituary. Helen was a homemaker and Kenneth was a railroad worker and later a mail carrier, and both were active in the Methodist church, where they taught Sunday school. They spent their retirement traveling to all 50 states by bus and even after …

    April 20, 2014 2:24 pm
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