• OPEC’s message to US shale: Drop dead

    OPEC’s message to US shale: Drop dead

    OPEC just fired a shot at the U.S. shale industry. Despite tumbling prices — the lowest since 2010 — the cartel surprised the energy industry by deciding to keep pumping oil at current levels. One...
  • Cardinals try to bounce back against Falcons

    (SportsNetwork.com) – Despite having the best record in the NFC, the Arizona Cardinals don’t have much room for error in their quest to make the playoffs. The Atlanta Falcons, meanwhile, still have the inside edge...
  • Pope call to combat fanaticism

    Pope call to combat fanaticism

    28 November 2014 Last updated at 15:30 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Pope Francis urges religious freedom and more help for refugees Pope Francis has called for an interfaith dialogue to...
  • Royals agree to 1-year deal with Frasor

    Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) – The Kansas City Royals have signed reliever Jason Frasor to a one-year deal with a mutual option for 2016. Frasor will reportedly earn a base salary of $1.25 million in...
  • ‘Dozens die’ in Nigeria mosque attack

    ‘Dozens die’ in Nigeria mosque attack

    28 November 2014 Last updated at 17:42 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. BBC Hausa’s Mansur Liman: After the explosions gunmen started shooting Dozens have been killed in a gun and bomb...
  • Canada’s new Twitter feed pokes fun at Canada

    Canada’s new Twitter feed pokes fun at Canada

    28 November 2014 Last updated at 17:06 BBC Trending What’s popular and why Canada has joined Twitter. The country known to some uninformed outsiders as not being the United States has decided to create an...
  • Pot sellers push ‘Green Friday’

    Pot sellers push ‘Green Friday’

    Who said Black Friday had to be so materialistic? Taking a page from their fellow retailers, Colorado’s newly legal marijuana stores are offering killer deals on the day they’re dubbing “Green Friday.” Denver’s The Grass...

Headline News

  • Ferguson police block clean-up brigade from entering damaged area


    FERGUSON, Mo.(Reuters) – A group of people in Ferguson, Missouri, on Friday attempted to enter a main thoroughfare of the St. Louis suburb to clean up stores damaged in this week’s racially charged rioting but a line of police blocked them from entering the area. West Florissant Avenue is home to a Walgreen Co store and other businesses that were looted or burned on Monday after a decision by a grand jury not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in August. Armed with brooms and trash bags, a small group of people tried to walk down the avenue, which has been closed to traffic since Monday, before officers stopped them. “There are businesses and people sectioned off from the rest of Ferguson,” said Lou Bailey, 37, a project manager. “We need to get in there and clean up.” Ferguson, a predominantly black city of about 21,000 …

    November 28, 2014 1:13 pm
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Politics

  • Romney still leads GOP candidates for President


    By Reuters November 28, 2014 Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney(REUTERS/Brian Snyder) 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 …

    November 28, 2014 10:51 am
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Stocks

  • OPEC’s message to US shale: Drop dead


    OPEC just fired a shot at the U.S. shale industry. Despite tumbling prices — the lowest since 2010 — the cartel surprised the energy industry by deciding to keep pumping oil at current levels. One motivation is to squeeze higher-cost producers in North America, including the booming U.S. shale industry that has reshaped the global energy landscape. It’s a move Tony Soprano would be proud of. OPEC is betting lower oil prices will force U.S. producers to throw up the white flag and cut back on production because they won’t be able to turn a profit. “The gauntlet has been thrown down for Western Hemisphere producers like Brazil, Canada and the United States,” Bespoke Investment Group wrote in a note to clients on Friday. Related: Nightmare for oil stocks Dot-com bust all over again? The fear is that OPEC’s hard line could cause a pull back in the U.S. shale industry, sparking job losses and …

    November 28, 2014 1:54 pm
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Sports

  • Cardinals try to bounce back against Falcons


    (SportsNetwork.com) – Despite having the best record in the NFC, the Arizona Cardinals don’t have much room for error in their quest to make the playoffs. The Atlanta Falcons, meanwhile, still have the inside edge at winning the NFC South despite checking in at three games under .500. The playoff hopefuls shoot for a much-needed victory this Sunday when the Cardinals visit the Falcons and the Georgia Dome. Arizona had a six-game winning streak halted with a 19-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday. The dropped the Cardinals to 9-2 on the year, but they are in danger of losing more ground this weekend as the Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers on Thanksgiving night. That improved Seattle to 8-4 on the year and it could move within a game of first place if Arizona losses to Atlanta. Despite holding an opponent under 20 points for a seventh straight game, the Cardinals were bested …

    November 28, 2014 1:13 pm
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World News

  • Pope call to combat fanaticism


    28 November 2014 Last updated at 15:30 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Pope Francis urges religious freedom and more help for refugees Pope Francis has called for an interfaith dialogue to counter fanaticism and fundamentalism, at the start of a key visit to Turkey. In a speech in Ankara, he also called for a renewed Mid-East peace push, saying the region had “for too long been a theatre of fratricidal wars”. He also urged more help for refugees from Syria and Iraq. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the visit was a “significant” step to enhance regional peace. The Pope’s three-day trip – only the fourth visit by a pope to Muslim-majority Turkey – comes as Turkey hosts 1.6m refugees on its southern border, after Islamic State seized swathes of neighbouring Syria and Iraq. Mark Lowen, BBC News, Ankara Pope Francis may have had a horse-drawn parade and cannon salute as …

    November 28, 2014 1:13 pm
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Technology

  • Europol arrests 118 people using stolen credit cards to pay for flights


    Police have arrested 118 people at 84 airports around the world as part of a global investigation into plane tickets paid for with stolen or fake credit card details. Troels Oerting, director of Europol’s European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3), told the Guardian that many of those arrested were linked to other forms of crime, including robbery, shoplifting, illegal immigration and drug smuggling. The operation, co-ordinated by EC3, brought together 49 law enforcement agencies from around the world, numerous banks, 64 airlines and the International Air Transport Association to share intelligence on fraudulent transactions. Interpol in Singapore and Ameripol in Bogota took charge of operations in non-European destinations. Officers were waiting at 84 global airports to pick up those who had used stolen credit card numbers to buy their tickets, while Europol, reported 281 suspicious transactions. “We have again proven that we have ‘upgraded’ to version 2.0 our ability to work smooth less together across borders …

    November 28, 2014 6:41 am
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Science

  • Sun’s magnetic field affects frequency of lightning strikes on Earth


    Blame it on the Sun: UK lightning linked to solar activity Think back to summer. Long, hot, sultry days, rounded off with a finale of atmospheric fireworks. But sometimes the thunder and lightning fail to materialize, even on the most stifling of summer days, and on other occasions the sky starts to rumble with seemingly no provocation. Now, a study by researchers in the UK shows it is not just conditions down here on Earth that determine how much thunder and lightning we get – the Sun’s magnetic field also has a big influence, more than doubling the number of lightning bolts on some days. Physics textbooks depict the Earth as having a simple and symmetrical magnetic field, but in fact it is usually skewed, with its poles up to 5° out of line. These kinks are caused by the pull of the Sun’s magnetic field, which fluctuates with sunspot number and the strength of …

    November 28, 2014 11:13 am
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Health

  • Best to Be Honest About Your Relationship With Your Boss


    FRIDAY, Nov. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Your job performance will be better if you and your boss have the same opinion about your relationship, even if it’s a bad one, a new study finds. Researchers interviewed 280 employees and their bosses separately so that neither knew what the other said. The workers ranged from cashiers to senior managers in a number of industries, including automotive, retail and financial services. The researchers found that employees were less motivated at work when they believed they had a good relationship with their boss, but the boss had a different opinion, or if the reverse was true. Worker motivation was higher when the employee and boss had the same opinion about their relationship, even if it was poor, said the study published recently in the Academy of Management Journal. “Seeing eye-to-eye about the employee-supervisor relationship is equally, if not more, important than the actual quality of the relationship,” …

    November 28, 2014 10:52 am
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Entertainment

  • Justin Bieber Bonds With Pastor Carl Lentz’s Family Before Thanksgiving


    Posted on Fri Nov 28th, 2014 8:30am PDT       By X17 Staff Ok, so maybe Justin Bieber really is serious about this whole religious awakening, because on Wednesday the pop superstar spent the day with pastor Carl Lentz’s family. The 20-year-old singer posted the above photo with Lentz’s daughter and wrote, “Made a snowman with this little cutie. Make memories with the ones you love! #HappyThanksgiving.” It’s not clear where Bieber was on Thursday, but seeing as he’s Canadian and their Thanksgiving was last month, it doesn’t appear as though the Biebs had any big plans. And he certainly wasn’t with Selena Gomez — she was with her friends and family in Texas. Bieber and Lentz, who preaches at Hillsong Church in New York City, have been friends for 6 years now, and the two have been spending quite a bit of time together. Earlier this month it was reported that Bieber was on a mission to …

    November 28, 2014 10:31 am
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Editorial

  • Obama’s immigration amnesty: How GOP can reach Latino voters


    President Obama’s immigration speech last Thursday had everything to do with cementing the Democratic Party’s hold on the Latino vote for 2016. And he is counting on the GOP to make it happen.  His strategy depends upon a chorus of Republican voices calling for the rounding up of 11 million people; thereby thrusting their (voting) friends and family into the arms of the Democratic party for a generation.  ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Had Obama felt ‘so deeply’ about this issue when he ran for president why then did he not pursue it when the Democrats had huge majorities in the House and Senate?  The GOP and outside groups should commit to proving their intentions by deed rather than word that it is the party that will help Latinos achieve their dreams. Now with the election shellacking the Democrats took and with the Democrat coalition fraying it was time to stitch it back together with the twin tactics …

    November 28, 2014 10:52 am
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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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