• Preds top Oilers in OT

    Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) – Filip Forsberg scored with 1:05 remaining in overtime to lift the Nashville Predators to a 1-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Thanksgiving. The Oilers began overtime on a power play,...
  • Canberra Christmas lights set record

    Canberra Christmas lights set record

    28 November 2014 Last updated at 04:42 The lights created a 3D image of three Christmas gifts A Christmas lights display in the Australian capital, Canberra, has set a new world record. Almost 1.2 million...
  • Shoppers rejoice! Black Friday is here

    Shoppers rejoice! Black Friday is here

      The doors are open. The sales are here. It’s Black Friday. Black Friday faithful are already scooping up deals at malls and department stores across America. A few stores — like Kmart and Radio...
  • Ohio State football player reported missing by family

    A senior football player at Ohio State University has been reported missing by his family.  The Columbus Dispatch reported that defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge left his apartment early Wednesday morning and had not been heard...
  • Pope Francis set for Turkey visit

    Pope Francis set for Turkey visit

    28 November 2014 Last updated at 03:19 The papal visit to Turkey will be only the fourth in history Pope Francis will arrive in Turkey shortly for what is billed as a historic trip to...

Headline News

  • Ohio State football player reported missing by family


    A senior football player at Ohio State University has been reported missing by his family.  The Columbus Dispatch reported that defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge left his apartment early Wednesday morning and had not been heard from since. Karageorge’s sister Sophia told the paper that her brother’s roommates said he had gone out to take a walk.  ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Columbus Police confirmed to the Dispatch that they were looking for Karageorge, but did not have further comment.  Sophia Karageorge said that police had traced his phone to an address in suburban Grandview Heights, but had not recovered it. She added that her brother did not take his motorcycle or car when he went out, and was not carrying identification because his girlfriend had his wallet.  The Ohio State athletics website said Karageorge, a Columbus native, had joined the football team as a walk-on in August after wrestling for the Buckeyes for three years. Karageorge was one …

    November 27, 2014 11:05 pm
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Politics

  • Romney tops Republican poll for ’16; ahead of Clinton in election


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mitt Romney, the Republican Party’s unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. The former Massachusetts governor would have a slight edge over potential Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton by 45 percent to 44 percent in a general election, the poll found. Among possible Republican candidates, Romney’s 19 percent put him ahead of former Florida governor Jeb Bush with 11 percent, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Ben Carson each with 8 percent each, and U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky with 6 percent. Carson, a former neurosurgeon with no political experience, is a conservative commentator and author of “One Nation,” which topped the New York Times best-seller list in June. U.S. Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee all had 5 percent, …

    November 27, 2014 10:23 pm
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Stocks

  • Shoppers rejoice! Black Friday is here


      The doors are open. The sales are here. It’s Black Friday. Black Friday faithful are already scooping up deals at malls and department stores across America. A few stores — like Kmart and Radio Shack (RSH) — opened Thursday morning, but most — including Macy’s (M), Best Buy (BBY), Target (TGT), Kohl’s (KSS), Toys R Us, J.C. Penney (JCP) and Sears (SHLD) — waited until after Thanksgiving dinner was served. Manhattan’s bustling Times Square was packed with deal hunters — some from as far away as Sweden and Florida. “My God, it’s crazy down here!” a mother exclaimed inside Toys R Us as she trailed three children past a robotic Tyrannosaurus Rex. Nearby, a worker wearing an elf hat pumped up the crowd: “I guar-an-TEE it’s $24.95!” he crooned. ‎Walmart (WMT), the nation’s largest retailer, kicked off its sales at 6 p.m. At the chain’s location in Neptune, N.J., shoppers braved long lines in …

    November 27, 2014 11:25 pm
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Sports

  • Preds top Oilers in OT


    Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) – Filip Forsberg scored with 1:05 remaining in overtime to lift the Nashville Predators to a 1-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Thanksgiving. The Oilers began overtime on a power play, then were awarded a penalty shot 13 seconds into the extra session when Nashville defenseman Shea Weber closed his hand on the puck while in the crease. Pekka Rinne stretched with his left pad to deny Jordan Eberle at the right post. Moments later, Forsberg spun to shield the puck from an Edmonton player and fired a wrist shot from the left circle past Viktor Fasth. Rinne made 37 saves to earn his second shutout of the season and 34th of his career. The Predators won their third straight game, all beyond regulation, and welcomed back forward Mike Fisher to the lineup. Fisher missed the first 21 games of the season after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon during the summer. …

    November 27, 2014 11:26 pm
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World News

  • Canberra Christmas lights set record


    28 November 2014 Last updated at 04:42 The lights created a 3D image of three Christmas gifts A Christmas lights display in the Australian capital, Canberra, has set a new world record. Almost 1.2 million LED lights on 120km (75 miles) of cables have been strung in the shape of three interconnected giant, wrapped Christmas presents. Guinness World Records confirmed it was the largest-ever LED image display. The display in the Petrie Plaza mall was the result of months of planning by Canberra lawyer David Richards and a team of volunteers. It beat the previous record set in Shurtan in southern Uzbekistan by 181,540 lights. Last year, Mr Richards also set a world record for the most Christmas lights on a residential property by covering his home with 502,165 bulbs. “Christmas lights really get people into the festive spirit,” said Mr Richards, who lives in the Canberra suburb of Forrest. “We decorated our home for …

    November 27, 2014 11:25 pm
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Technology

  • Adam West: ‘If I didn’t love Batman, I’d be a little bit strange’


    Warner Bros. At 86 years of age, Adam West’s career in film and TV has spanned six decades. But if there’s one role he’ll always be best known for, it’s the eponymous Batman from the campy 1960s TV series. It’s a role that’s defined a lot of his career and one that he returns to in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, where he appears in a entire level that emulates the fun and feel of the TV show — complete with POW! and BAM! graphics, of course. He voices himself in each level for a hidden “Adam West in Peril” where players need to find Adam. And if that wasn’t enough, the entire original Batman series has been completely remastered for Blu-ray, with West contributing heavily to the over three hours of never-before-seen additional content. CNET spoke with Adam West about the game and this wildly enduring role. Back in 1968, did you think this …

    November 27, 2014 10:24 pm
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Science

  • Field-emission plug-and-play solution for microwave electron guns


    Related images(click to enlarge) On a quest to design an alternative to the two complex approaches currently used to produce electrons within microwave electron guns, a team of researchers from Euclid TechLabs and Argonne National Laboratory’s Center for Nanoscale Materials have demonstrated a plug-and-play solution capable of operating in this high-electric-field environment with a high-quality electron beam. Unfamiliar with microwave electron guns? Perhaps best known within the realm of X-ray sources, microwave electron guns provide a higher current and much higher quality electron beams than conventional DC guns. Beams of this sort are also used in free-electron lasers, synchrotrons, linear colliders and wakefield accelerator schemes. But the electron emission mechanisms involved — laser irradiation of materials (photocathodes) and heating of materials (thermionic cathodes) — tend to be complex, bulky or extremely expensive. To simplify the process, as the team describes in Applied Physics Letters, they turned to a third electron emission mechanism — field emission …

    November 27, 2014 10:45 pm
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Health

  • Needy patients to get new hips or knees for free next week


    (Reuters Health) – Excruciating hip pain forced 50-year-old Army veteran David Chalker to leave his machinist job two years ago, a decision that led to mounting debt, inability to afford health insurance and even a move into his in-laws’ home with his wife and three daughters. But his family is counting on one operation next week – entirely free of charge – to change the course of both his health and finances. The Long Island, New York resident is one of 120 patients scheduled for hip or knee replacement during the first week of December, provided by Operation Walk USA. The nonprofit organization is a coalition of 85 orthopedic surgeons in 23 states volunteering to operate on patients who do not qualify for government assistance but cannot afford surgery on their own. “I would have been in miserable pain for the next who knows how many years until I got enough money to get insurance,” …

    November 27, 2014 10:24 pm
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Entertainment

  • ‘Queen of Crime’ P.D. James dies at 94


    P.D. James’ publisher, Faber and Faber, announced today that Phyllis Dorothy James White, also known as Baroness James of Holland Park, died on Thursday. James was a prominent and well-loved name within the detective genre. She wrote nearly 20 novels during her career, which spanned more than half a century. Seven of said books were turned into episodes of the public television program, Mystery! Nearly all her novels revolved around Adam Dalgliesh, a poet, member of Scotland Yard and James’ perpetual protagonist. Nearly since his inception, Dalgliesh stood on his own and served as the pillar upon which James was placed. The character development that went into the policeman made him one of the most complex and real characters within the genre and, some would say, in literature altogether. Most recently, James saw another spike in her popularity as her newest and one of her most famous works was turned into a television movie for …

    November 27, 2014 10:03 pm
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Editorial

  • Thanksgiving: Cultivate an attitude of gratitude


    NATO soldiers have their Thanksgiving Day meals at the ISAF headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. This is the last Thanksgiving cerebration before the U.S. and NATO combat mission ends on Dec. 31 this year. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) If Thomas Jefferson could be faulted for one thing in composing the Declaration of Independence, it might be his inclusion of the words “the pursuit of happiness” in the text. Happiness is a vapor that cannot be grasped; a temporary feeling based on transitory circumstances akin to the euphoria of a full-on sugar rush. Happiness is good for a time, but it cannot last. Life invariably intervenes. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT So many seem so unthankful about so much these days. Turn on the TV or read a newspaper and you will find complainers. Democrats complain about Republicans and the reverse. The poor complain about the rich and the rich complain that they are being taxed too …

    November 27, 2014 2:19 pm
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Odd News

  • French farmers cry wolf over sheep killings


    PARIS (Reuters) – French farmers, who regularly bring livestock into Paris to punctuate their protests, drove some 250 sheep into the shadow of the Eiffel Tower on Thursday to highlight an unusual concern – that a growing wolf population is killing their flocks. Wolves were reintroduced to France in the 1990s under an international convention on wildlife conservation in Europe. There are now an estimated 300 wolves in the country and the number is growing each year. According to the French sheep organization (FNO), the number of animals they kill has risen too – by nearly two thirds since 2011 – and is likely to top 8,000 this year. “We are asking that wolves be removed from sheep breeding regions because they are incompatible with our work,” Michele Boudoin, secretary general of the French sheep organisation (FNO) said. She stressed that France’s “wolf plan”, which compensates farmers for sheep losses and pays for prevention measures …

    November 27, 2014 2:39 pm
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