• Optimism as Iran nuclear talks fail

    Optimism as Iran nuclear talks fail

    24 November 2014 Last updated at 23:51 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he was hopeful a political agreement could be reached The US and Iran say they are confident of reaching a deal...
  • Chiefs: S Berry might have lymphoma

    Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) – The Kansas City Chiefs placed Eric Berry on the non-football illness list Monday after a mass was discovered on the right side of his chest, leading to fears the safety...
  • US death sparks replica gun law call

    US death sparks replica gun law call

    24 November 2014 Last updated at 19:00 Tamir Rice was shot by police on Saturday afternoon and died in hospital early on Sunday morning The fatal shooting by US police of a 12-year-old boy brandishing...

Headline News

  • The mysterious disappearance of a celebrity preacher


    25 November 2014 Last updated at 00:19 By Naomi Grimley BBC News Aimee Semple McPherson was one of the most glamorous women in the US in the 1920s. The evangelical preacher put on theatrical church services and used ground-breaking radio broadcasts to teach the gospel – but one mysterious episode in her life has never been fully explained. On 18 May 1926, Aimee Semple McPherson went to Venice Beach, Los Angeles, to take a swim and write a sermon. The female assistant who’d gone with her had to leave to make a short phone call from a nearby hotel. When she returned she couldn’t see the evangelist anywhere. As evening fell, McPherson was still missing and her followers rushed to the beach to join the search. One young man drowned as he swam out towards two dead seals which he’d mistaken for her body. “A local newspaper even speculated that there had been a sea …

    November 24, 2014 6:41 pm
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Politics

  • Iran extension prompts calls for more sanctions in U.S. Congress


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Several U.S. Republican lawmakers insisted on Monday that the extension of nuclear talks with Iran be accompanied by increased sanctions, setting the stage for a battle with the Obama administration after their party takes full control of Congress next year. Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte, three of the party’s leading foreign policy voices, said they view Iran’s insistence on having any enrichment capability at all as problematic and warned that a “bad deal” would lead to a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. “We believe this latest extension of talks should be coupled with increased sanctions and a requirement that any final deal between Iran and the United States be sent to Congress for approval,” they said in a statement. Iran and six powers failed on Monday for a second time this year to resolve the 12-year dispute over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, and gave themselves seven more months …

    November 24, 2014 4:59 pm
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Stocks

  • Driver of recalled GM car cleared in boyfriend’s death


    Candice Anderson told CNNMoney after Monday’s court hearing: “My whole body was shaking. It was such a relief … the weight lifted off my shoulders.” A driver convicted of homicide in the death of her boyfriend has been exonerated after General Motors admitted its car may have caused their accident. A Texas judge on Monday set aside Candice Anderson’s guilty plea stemming from the 2004 crash. “My whole body was shaking,” Anderson told CNNMoney after the court hearing. “It was such a relief … the weight lifted off my shoulders. It was a great feeling.” Anderson’s lawyer, Robert Hilliard, said that Anderson presented the court with a letter from GM (GM) conceding that the flaw “may have caused or contributed to the frontal airbag non-deployment” in the crash that killed Mikale Erickson. “It’s the first time they acknowledged they’re directly responsible for [an individual's] death,” Hilliard told CNNMoney after the ruling. Watch CNNMoney’s earlier video …

    November 24, 2014 6:00 pm
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Sports

  • Katy Perry to headline NFL’s 2015 Super Bowl halftime show: NFL


    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Pop singer Katy Perry will headline the halftime entertainment at February’s Super Bowl, the most-watched U.S. sporting and television event, according to an announcement by the National Football League on Sunday. The 30-year-old “Roar” singer joins the likes of Madonna, Beyonce and Prince to perform at the NFL’s Super Bowl halftime show, which regularly attracts more viewers than the average for the championship game itself. Sportscaster Bob Costas announced the performance at halftime of the Cowboys-Giants game on “Sunday Night Football.” The Super Bowl will be played on Feb. 1 in Glendale, Arizona, and broadcast on Comcast Corp-owned network NBC. Perry acknowledged the announcement on her Twitter feed while watching the game in Australia, where she is currently on her Prismatic World Tour. “Yeppers!” she wrote. “And I’ve already started testing out ideas!” A few minutes before the announcement was made, Perry hinted that she was looking forward to the performance. …

    November 24, 2014 6:40 pm
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World News

  • Optimism as Iran nuclear talks fail


    24 November 2014 Last updated at 23:51 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he was hopeful a political agreement could be reached The US and Iran say they are confident of reaching a deal over Tehran’s nuclear programme after agreeing a seven-month extension to talks. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said a deal was close but US Secretary of State John Kerry warned that several points of disagreement remained. Six world powers want Iran to curb its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of economic sanctions. Tehran says it is not seeking nuclear weapons, but wants atomic energy. The six countries – the US, UK, Russia, China, France and Germany – have been in negotiations with Iran to finalise a preliminary deal reached last year in Geneva. They have now agreed to extend discussions, with the aim of reaching a high-level political agreement by 1 March, and confirming the full technical details of the …

    November 24, 2014 6:40 pm
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Technology

  • ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer debuts Friday


    “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is alert enough to release a trailer, which debuts on Friday. Disney The Force has had its morning cup of coffee, and it’s starting to wake up. By Friday, the Force will be half-alert as the new trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” debuts in theaters across the US. Now, when I say theaters, I mean 30 theaters in a handful of markets across North America, as Disney has partnered with Regal, AMC, Cinemark and a few other cinemas to show the trailer to moviegoers this Friday. The trailer will run for a limited time only, between November 28 and November 30, but it will play before all movies at select locations. You can view the complete list of locations on the Star Wars website. If you don’t live in one of those areas, you’ll be out of luck until the official first trailer hits the Internet or a …

    November 24, 2014 4:59 pm
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Science

  • Mystery of Scotch Whisky Rings Solved [Slide Show]


    Ernie Button was never a whisky drinker, but his wife loved the stuff. So, in an attempt to develop his palate the Phoenix-based photographer began sampling everything from blended malts to single grains. Along his culinary journey he became intoxicated not only with sipping the amber liquid but with photographing it, too. His subject, however, was not a two-fingers’ pour but the dried drops left over in the bottom of the glass, which—as he discovered one morning while loading the dishwasher—leave intricate, lacelike designs in their evaporative wake. Photographic interest piqued, Button began experimenting with different Scotches, whiskeys and bourbons to see what kind of patterns he could coax out of those spirits’ departing drops. Rather than photoshop the images, he used different combinations of colored lights to highlight the undulations the evaporated liquid left behind. He discovered that any aged Scotch whisky or American or Irish whiskies will leave complexly patterned rings but moonshine …

    November 24, 2014 5:20 pm
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Health

  • NYC doctor known for radio ads settles Medicare fraud case


    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Gilbert Lederman, a former director of radiation oncology at Staten Island University Hospital, agreed to pay $2.35 million to resolve claims that he defrauded Medicare by seeking reimbursement for an experimental cancer treatment he claimed to have pioneered in the United States. Lederman, whose radio ads featuring his distinctive monotone have been a staple of New York airwaves, denied wrongdoing in agreeing to settle the 10-year-old False Claims Act lawsuit. The settlement was made public on Monday by U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch in Brooklyn, who is President Barack Obama’s nominee to become U.S. attorney general. U.S. District Judge John Gleeson approved the accord on Nov. 20. Now in private practice, Lederman was accused of having from 1996 to 2003 improperly sought roughly 300 reimbursements for stereotactic body radiosurgery treatments. The U.S. Department of Justice said Medicare at the time limited coverage to treatments of cancers above the neck, and excluded Lederman’s …

    November 24, 2014 4:59 pm
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Entertainment

  • - Kourtney And Scott Look Distant Amid Breakup Rumors


    Posted on Mon Nov 24th, 2014 3:00pm PDT       By X17 Staff Could these two be any more glum? Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick ventured out to grab lunch in Calabasas today, and even though the pair is spending time together, they don’t exactly look thrilled about it! Maybe there is some truth to those breakup rumors that have been circulating? The couple’s tense relationship and the father-of-two’s substance abuse problems have been playing out on this season’s Kourtney Khloe Take The Hamptons, but it’s the eldest Kardashian sister’s recent social media postings that seem to suggest there is definitely trouble in paradise. “He loved her, of course, but better than that, he chose her, day after day. Choice: that was the thing,” read a quote posted to her Instagram account. It certainly seems like that message could be directed towards The Lord! After all, the E! starlet is constantly complaining that her beau chooses partying over …

    November 24, 2014 6:40 pm
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Editorial

  • Fourteen things I’m thankful for in 2014


    Chris Conley holds a 40-pound tom turkey at Raymond’s Turkey Farm in Methuen, Mass., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. The farm raises approximately 20,000 Broad Breasted White Holland turkeys per year. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) Every poll of recent months shows Americans in a foul mood when it comes to the economy, their personal finances and the general direction of the nation.  Most Americans think the great American Dream — the idea that our children will achieve a standard of living higher than our own — is dead. Others say that the environment is on a crash course with planetary devastation due to global warming. And if that doesn’t do us in, the deadly virus Ebola may spread like a great plague over the earth. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Not a lot to be thankful for. Or is there? Thanksgiving is a time to cast aside the gloom and pessimism and look to the things that have gone right in …

    November 24, 2014 4:59 pm
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Odd News

  • Lost kitten from New Mexico turns up in duffel bag in Maine


    ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) – An Albuquerque cat owner can sleep easier now that the kitten that went missing last month will be home for the holidays, despite a mysterious 2,300-mile side trip to Maine. Patsy Murphy, who runs an animal refuge center in Westbrook, Maine, said the kitten, named Spice, was brought to her shelter on Nov. 11 by a man who found the feline in a duffel bag while unloading furniture at a local Catholic charity. “This is a very odd story, we wish she could tell us what happened,” Murphy said of the kitten, which was found inside the bag with food and kitty litter. Murphy said Maine resident Bob Watterson brought the kitten home on Nov. 5, and cared for it for six days before he turned it over to the animal refuge, which found a microchip in the cat that could identify it. Murphy was shocked when the cat was traced …

    November 21, 2014 8:31 pm
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