• Protesters march on Ebola center in Sierra Leone

    FREETOWN (Reuters) – Thousands marched on an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone on Friday after a former nurse alleged that the deadly virus was invented to conceal “cannibalistic rituals” at the ward, a regional...
  • Martin O’Malley invades Clinton turf in Iowa

    Martin O’Malley invades Clinton turf in Iowa

    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley Martin O’Malley’s latest foray into Iowa begins, appropriately, in a place called Clinton. The Maryland governor is filling the void in Iowa, New Hampshire and beyond during the early stages of...
  • Langer leads Senior Open by 8

    Bridgend, Wales (SportsNetwork.com) – Bernhard Langer carded his third straight round in the 60s on Saturday and he extended his lead to a record- tying eight strokes after three rounds of the Senior Open Championship....
  • Second Air Algerie black box found

    Second Air Algerie black box found

    26 July 2014 Last updated at 17:05 French soldiers were the first to reach the crash site, where they discovered charred wreckage and no survivors Search teams have located the second flight data recorder from...
  • Love withdraws from Team USA

    Colorado Springs, CO (SportsNetwork.com) – Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has informed USA Basketball that he will be unable to participate with the men’s national team this summer. Love cited his current status with the...

Headline News

  • Musical in park draws noise complaints, but police chief says he’s ‘not giving Shrek a ticket’


    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. –  A musical being performed in a New Hampshire park has drawn some noise complaints, but the deputy police chief says he’s “not giving Shrek a ticket.” “Shrek the Musical” is enjoying a summer run in the seacoast city of Portsmouth, but some neighbors want the volume turned down. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT City police and City Councilor Esther Kennedy say they’ve been getting complaints about noise from the shows. But Deputy Police Chief Corey MacDonald tells the Portsmouth Herald and its Seacoast Online website (http://www.seacoastonline.com/ ) he has no plans to ticket the green ogre. Kennedy says she’d like to outfit police officers with decibel meters so they can get an objective reading of how loud sounds are. MacDonald says police are waiting for more direction from the community before engaging in any crackdown.

    July 26, 2014 1:50 pm
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Politics

  • Martin O’Malley invades Clinton turf in Iowa


    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley Martin O’Malley’s latest foray into Iowa begins, appropriately, in a place called Clinton. The Maryland governor is filling the void in Iowa, New Hampshire and beyond during the early stages of the 2016 presidential race, campaigning for fellow Democrats and making personal appeals while former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton remains the prohibitive — if yet undeclared — favorite. In the summer before November’s mid-term elections, Clinton’s dominant position in a hypothetical field has limited Democrats’ activities in early presidential voting states even while an ambitious slate of Republicans descend. Active Democrats here say O’Malley has become an exception, cultivating relationships and developing a reputation as a loyal foot soldier for the party. “He’s doing more than anybody else,” said Mike Gronstal, the Iowa Senate Democratic leader. “Others have indicated they are interested in doing some things. But we haven’t seen it yet.” He declined to name the other Democrats …

    July 26, 2014 2:10 pm
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Stocks

  • BuzzFeed fires editor for plagiarizing


    Confronted by charges of plagiarism, BuzzFeed on Friday fired Benny Johnson, the viral politics editor whose work often typified the website’s energetic storytelling style. BuzzFeed editor in chief Ben Smith said he and his colleagues had identified “41 instances of sentences or phrases copied, word for word, from other sites, many of them inappropriate sources in the first place,” during a review of about 500 posts by Johnson. “This pattern is not a minor slip,” Smith wrote in a memorandum to BuzzFeed staff on Friday night. “This is a breach of faith with our readers; a violation of a basic rule of writing; and the reflection of an unserious attitude to our work that is wildly out of line with both our standards and our ambition.” Smith also published an editors’ note that apologized to readers. He said corrections had been made to each of the 41 posts where plagiarism and attribution issues were found. …

    July 26, 2014 12:50 pm
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Sports

  • Langer leads Senior Open by 8


    Bridgend, Wales (SportsNetwork.com) – Bernhard Langer carded his third straight round in the 60s on Saturday and he extended his lead to a record- tying eight strokes after three rounds of the Senior Open Championship. Langer shot 3-under 68 in round three to end 54 holes at 14-under-par 199. His 8-shot lead matched Jack Nicklaus’ tour record for largest 54-hole lead. Nicklaus led by eight after three rounds at the 1991 Senior PGA Championship. Langer, the 2010 champion and last year’s runner-up, will go for his fourth major championship on the Champions Tour on Sunday. Rick Gibson fired a 5-under 66 to jump into second place at minus-6. Bob Tway is one stroke further back at 5-under 208 after a third-round 68 at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club. Three-time champion Tom Watson shot 69 to move into a share of fourth at minus-4. He was joined there by Chris Williams (71) and Scott Dunlap, who matched …

    July 26, 2014 1:50 pm
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World News

  • Second Air Algerie black box found


    26 July 2014 Last updated at 17:05 French soldiers were the first to reach the crash site, where they discovered charred wreckage and no survivors Search teams have located the second flight data recorder from an Air Algerie plane that crashed in Mali. A UN team has been scouring the remote site where the plane came down, killing all 116 people on board. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane early on Thursday after pilots reported severe sandstorms. France has revised the number of its nationals on board from 51 to 54. President Francois Hollande is due to meet victims’ families later. Among the French contingent on board flight AH5017 was a family of 10. Three days of national mourning are to be observed across France from Monday, Mr Hollande’s office said. Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Tomasz Schafernaker: “Thunderstorms stretching up to 15km into the air can cause turbulence, …

    July 26, 2014 1:50 pm
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Technology

  • Net neutrality is dead welcome to the age of digital discrimination


    Want to know if someone is internet-savvy? Just ask them why anyone should care about net neutrality. If they understand the technology, stand by for a lecture on why it is vital that all data on the network should be treated equally by ISPs, and why it is essential that those who provide the pipes connecting us to the network should have no influence on the content that flows through those pipes. On the other hand, if the person knows no more about the net than the average LOLcat enthusiast, you will be greeted by a blank stare: “Net what?“ If, dear reader, you fall into neither category but would like to know more, two options are available: a visit to the excellent Wikipedia entry on the subject or comedian John Oliver’s devastatingly sharp explication of net neutrality on YouTube. The principle that all bits traversing the network should be treated equally was a key feature of …

    July 26, 2014 2:11 pm
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Science

  • Common blood thinner for pregnant women proven ineffective: Lancet study


    Related images(click to enlarge) It’s a daily injection to the belly for pregnant women at risk of developing blood clots and it’s ineffective, according to a clinical trial led by researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and published today by the medical journal The Lancet. As many as one in 10 pregnant women have a tendency to develop blood clots in their veins, a condition called thrombophilia. For two decades these women have often been prescribed the anticoagulant low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) to prevent pregnancy complications caused by placental blood clots. This treatment requires women to give themselves daily injections — a painful and demoralizing process that requires women to poke their abdomen with hundreds of needles over the course of their pregnancy. Now, a randomized clinical trial led by Dr. Marc Rodger, a senior scientist at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute who heads up the Thrombosis Program of The Ottawa Hospital, provides conclusive evidence …

    July 26, 2014 10:29 am
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Health

  • Protesters march on Ebola center in Sierra Leone


    FREETOWN (Reuters) – Thousands marched on an Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone on Friday after a former nurse alleged that the deadly virus was invented to conceal “cannibalistic rituals” at the ward, a regional police chief said. Across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, at least 660 people have died from the illness, according to the World Health Organization, placing great strain on the health systems of some of Africa’s poorest countries. Sierra Leone now has the highest number of cases, at 454, surpassing neighboring Guinea where the outbreak originated in February. Angry crowds gathered outside the country’s main Ebola hospital in Kenema in the West African country’s remote east where dozens are receiving treatment for the virus and threatened to burn it down and remove the patients. Residents said that police fired tear gas to disperse the crowds and said that a nine-year-old boy was shot in the leg by a police bullet. Assistant …

    July 26, 2014 2:10 pm
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Entertainment

  • Ian Somerhalder And Nikki Reed Sneak Off On A Romantic Vacation


    Posted on Sat Jul 26th, 2014 9:40am PDT When we photographed Ian Somerhalder at LAX on Thursday night, we figured he was rushing back from Comic-Con to be with new girlfriend Nikki Reed, and on Friday we caught the two trying to sneak off on a romantic vacation. Busted! Ian was at Comic-Con in San Diego earlier this week to promote The Vampire Diaries, and after having to sit next to ex-girlfriend/co-star Nina Dobrev and tape an acceptance speech for the mtvU Fandom Awards, we figured he wanted to get the heck out of there. While Nina and Nikki weren’t as close as say, Nina and golden girl Julianne Hough, they were friends, but apparently she’s taking the high road! “Nina has gone on with her dating life just as much as Ian has, and they both made a decision not to ruin the show or their friendship with their feelings on outside relationships,” a …

    July 26, 2014 12:50 pm
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Editorial

  • What if democracy is a fraud?


    The U.S. Capitol dome before dawn. (REUTERS) What if you were allowed to vote only because it didn’t make a difference? What if no matter how you voted the elites always got their way? What if the concept of one person/one vote was just a fiction created by the government to induce your compliance? What if democracy as it has come to exist in America today is dangerous to personal freedom? What if our so-called democracy erodes the people’s understanding of natural rights and the reasons for government and instead turns political campaigns into beauty contests? What if American democracy allows the government to do anything it wants, as long as more people bother to show up at the voting booth to support the government than show up to say no? ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT What if democracy as it has come to exist in America today is dangerous to personal freedom? What if the purpose of …

    July 26, 2014 2:05 am
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Odd News

  • Chinese police arrest man after nursing home patients castrated


    BEIJING (Reuters) – Police in China have arrested a man on suspicion of castrating or partially castrating four patients at a nursing home, state media said on Thursday, the latest scandal to hit the country’s medical sector. Doctors discovered on Tuesday that three men at the nursing home in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang had had either one or both of their testicles removed with a blunt razor, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The fourth victim was not found until later after police carried out a full inspection of the facility, the news agency said. The victims are in hospital, though their injuries were not life threatening, Xinhua added. “The victims identified the perpetrator as a worker at the nursing home, while a staff member at the home said the man, in his 30s, was also housed there for mental illness,” it said. Police have not identified the suspect or said why he carried …

    July 26, 2014 2:25 am
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