• Salon staff votes to unionize

    Salon staff votes to unionize

    In what might be a sign of a burgeoning labor movement in digital media, the editorial staff at the progressive website Salon voted unanimously to organize a union. The announcement on Thursday comes a month...
  • French court reverses Le Pen sacking

    French court reverses Le Pen sacking

    There has been a public feud between father and daughter A French court has cancelled the suspension of France’s Jean-Marie Le Pen from the National Front (FN), the far-right party he founded. The party said...
  • Nadal loss sends shockwaves round Wimbledon

    LONDON The untroubled advance of the heavy hitters at Wimbledon was spectacular halted on Thursday when twice champion Rafa Nadal was bundled out by German qualifier Dustin Brown who played the match of his life....
  • Palmyra statues ‘destroyed by IS’

    Palmyra statues ‘destroyed by IS’

    The destroyed statues bore similarities to those previously displayed at Palmyra’s museum Islamic State (IS) has published photographs of militants destroying what it says are artefacts looted from the ancient ruins of Palmyra in Syria....
  • Big guns continue to fire at Wimbledon

    LONDON The untroubled advance of the heavy hitters in the men’s and women’s game continued apace at Wimbledon on Thursday as Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Petra Kvitova cruised into the third round with straight-sets...

Headline News

  • Montana tornado picks up mobile home and tosses it 60 feet, injuring 79-year-old man, dog


    This Wednesday, July 1, 2015 photo provided by the National Weather Service shows damage to a storage shed after a storm on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in Sidney, Mont. A supercell thunderstorm that moved through eastern Montana spawned the tornado responsible for the damage. (National Weather Service via AP) (The Associated Press) In this Wednesday, July 1, 2015 photo provided by the National Weather Service, a storage trailer is shown after it was flipped during a storm on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in Sidney, Mont. A supercell thunderstorm that moved through eastern Montana spawned the tornado responsible for the damage. (National Weather Service via AP) (The Associated Press) SIDNEY, Mont. –  A tornado picked up a single-wide trailer in eastern Montana and threw it onto a storage shed about 60 feet away, injuring a 79-year-old man and his dog. The National Weather Service in Glasgow says a storm unleashed a tornado with winds estimated at 100 mph …

    July 2, 2015 3:31 pm
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Politics

  • Top Races to Watch in 2016: New England


    By Nathan L. Gonzales Posted at 1:15 p.m. July 2 0 Tweet Guinta has been dogged by past campaign finance issues. (File Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a series of regional looks at the most competitive House and Senate races to watch. The New England region includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. New Hampshire Senate: Sen. Kelly Ayotte isn’t the most vulnerable Republican incumbent in the country, but Democrats might need to defeat her to ensure they gain five seats and a majority in the Senate for 2017. Democrats are waiting on Gov. Maggie Hassan to announce her plans, but that may not happen until the state’s budget process is complete. If Hassan passes, former Rep. Carol Shea Porter and others will likely take a look. New Hampshire tends to swing with the national wave, so Ayotte can’t feel too confident yet. But she isn’t …

    July 2, 2015 1:10 pm
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Stocks

  • Salon staff votes to unionize


    In what might be a sign of a burgeoning labor movement in digital media, the editorial staff at the progressive website Salon voted unanimously to organize a union. The announcement on Thursday comes a month after Gawker Media voted overwhelmingly to unionize, which was a first for staffers at a major digital outlet. Like Gawker, Salon unionized with the assistance of Writers Guild of America, East. It is still unclear if the union will be recognized by the company. “We would hope that a company like Salon, which covers progressive values and progressive issues, would be receptive to the notion of collective bargaining and free association,” Justin Molito, director of organizing at WGA, East, told CNNMoney. Salon CEO Cindy Jeffers told CNNMoney that the company looks forward “to discussing this initiative with the editorial staff and learning more about their objectives and goals.” “Salon has, from its very inception, proudly embraced progressive values and a …

    July 2, 2015 3:51 pm
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Sports

  • Nadal loss sends shockwaves round Wimbledon


    LONDON The untroubled advance of the heavy hitters at Wimbledon was spectacular halted on Thursday when twice champion Rafa Nadal was bundled out by German qualifier Dustin Brown who played the match of his life. Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Petra Kvitova all cruised into the third round with straight-sets victories as the tournament meandered serenely through its fourth balmy day. But the calm was shattered by the final match on Centre Court when Brown, a man until now best known for his unconventional approach and dread-locks, brought back memories of the golden summer Wimbledon evenings of wooden rackets as he combined relentless power with brave and ambitious creativity. Brown came out swinging and even when Nadal dug deep to level the match at one set all he did not hold back, going for his shots and harrying his illustrious opponent at every opportunity. Along with the power there was finesse which had the Centre …

    July 2, 2015 3:31 pm
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World News

  • French court reverses Le Pen sacking


    There has been a public feud between father and daughter A French court has cancelled the suspension of France’s Jean-Marie Le Pen from the National Front (FN), the far-right party he founded. The party said it would appeal, and that members were still due to vote on Mr Le Pen’s position. Mr Le Pen, 86, was suspended following a feud with his daughter Marine, who now leads the party. Marine Le Pen is trying to steer the party away from its racist and anti-Semitic past. The court in Nanterre ruled that the correct procedure had not been followed in suspending Mr Le Pen. It ordered the party to reinstate to him “all the rights attached to his status as a member and, if necessary, as honorary president”. It added that from Friday morning he could “start using his office again and all the means that were at his disposal and sit in all the bodies …

    July 2, 2015 3:32 pm
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Technology

  • Rise in nuisance call complaints


    The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) received a record number of complaints about nuisance calls in the past year. The watchdog said 180,188 complaints about unwanted promotional calls and text messages had been made, up 11% from last year. In its annual report, it said it had issued five fines relating to unsolicited calls and texts. Consumer group Which? said the figures were the “tip of the iceberg”. The organisation said its research showed only 2% of people who received unwanted calls reported them. “Regulators, government and industry must work harder to cut off unwanted calls and texts that annoy millions of us every day,” said Richard Lloyd, executive director at Which? The body is running a campaign to hold senior executives accountable for nuisance calls made by their companies. It said the ICO should use its powers “to full effect”, to punish companies that broke cold-calling rules. The ICO told the BBC the rise …

    July 2, 2015 12:50 pm
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Science

  • Human brain study by UCLA and UK researchers sheds light on how new memories are formed


    Related images(click to enlarge) In the first study of its kind, UCLA and United Kingdom researchers found that neurons in a specific brain region play a key role in rapidly forming memories about every day events, a finding that may result in a better understanding of memory loss and new methods to fight it in Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases. Specifically, the study examined neurons in the medial temporal lobe associated with episodic memory, the brain’s ability to consciously recall experienced events and situations like running into an old school friend at the opera. Episodic memory logs these unique experiences and relies on the very rapid formation of new associations in the brain. The team was able to record individual neurons in the medial temporal lobe and found that the cells changed their firing to encode new associations — such as meeting an old school friend at the opera — at the exact moment of …

    July 2, 2015 12:50 pm
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Health

  • J&J vaccine completely prevented HIV in half of monkeys in trial


    CHICAGO An experimental Johnson Johnson vaccine completely prevented HIV infection in half of monkeys that got the shot and then were exposed to high doses of an aggressive virus, results that spurred the company to test the vaccine in people, academic and company researchers said on Thursday. The international trial is underway in 400 healthy volunteers in the United States, East Africa, South Africa and Thailand. It is the first time since Merck’s failed 2007 trial that a major pharmaceutical company has sponsored clinical development of an HIV vaccine, said Dr. Dan Barouch, a vaccine researcher at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Ragon Institute of Massachusetts General Hosptial, MIT and Harvard. Some 35 million people are infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Since it began spreading 30 years ago, AIDS has killed 40 million people worldwide. Despite progress in treatments, experts believe a vaccine is the best hope for eradicating the …

    July 2, 2015 1:11 pm
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Entertainment

  • Report: Jen And Ben’s Split Fueled By Actor’s Growing Closeness To Ex Jennifer Lopez


    Posted on Thu Jul 2nd, 2015 10:40am PDT       By X17 Staff There’s a new Poor Jen in town! Ben Affleck and wife Jennifer Garner announced they were splitting this week, and now we’re learning that their marriage might have been weakened by the actor’s closeness to his ex Jennifer Lopez! According to The Sun, the Argo star and Jenny from the Block have been in constant contact since reconnecting at the Oscars this year, and his Mrs. was none too pleased about it! “Everyone is talking about J.Lo and Ben and saying it’s inevitable they will get together again at some point. They were pretty flirty sat the Oscars and have stayed in touch via email. Jennifer Garner never liked it,” a source told the outlet. J.Lo’s man Casper Smart better watch out! The Boy Next Door actress and the Boston hunk called off their engagement in 2003, but have publicly spoken fondly of one another …

    July 2, 2015 2:31 pm
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Editorial

  • Hillary Clinton: How much longer can she hide the truth?


    In the course of my work at Fox News, I am often asked by colleagues to review and explain documents and statutes. Recently, in conjunction with my colleagues Catherine Herridge, our chief intelligence correspondent, and Pamela Browne, our senior executive producer, I read the transcripts of an interview Browne did with a man named Marc Turi, and Herridge asked me to review emails to and from State Department and congressional officials during the years when Hillary Clinton was the secretary of state. What I saw has persuaded me beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty that Clinton provided material assistance to terrorists and lied to Congress in a venue where the law required her to be truthful. Here is the backstory. Turi is a lawfully licensed American arms dealer. In 2011, he applied to the Departments of State and Treasury for approvals to sell arms to the government of Qatar. Qatar is a …

    July 2, 2015 1:11 pm
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Odd News

  • Meditating Portuguese actor mistaken for terrorist on Paris plane


    LISBON A Portuguese actor humming a prayer as he meditated to a sacred Tibetan text onboard a plane awaiting takeoff from Paris was mistaken for a terrorist by alarmed passengers and taken off the flight by police. “Police told me that I had been denounced as a terrorism suspect aboard the plane because I was reciting the Koran aloud, that I was reading a text involving words ‘death’ and ‘bomb’,” the man, Heitor Lourenco, said in remarks aired by SIC television on Thursday. The incident occurred on Tuesday. Lourenco, 47, said his text, which he was reading on a tablet device, contained Tibetan characters and the device had the timer on to tell him how long he had meditated, which probably caused associations with a bomb. He was released after six hours of questioning during which police watched videos of him on the Internet showing that he is a theater and television actor, and checked …

    July 2, 2015 12:50 pm
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