• Tensions brew in Ferguson

    Tensions brew in Ferguson

    Residents and business owners around the Ferguson, Mo. area remained vigilant Tuesday evening for displays of the lawlessness that ravaged the city 24 hours earlier. Ferguson Police announced to the protesters late to stay on...
  • No. 25 Arkansas holds on to beat SMU

    Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – Bobby Portis scored 22 points before fouling out and No. 25 Arkansas held on for a 78-72 win over SMU on Tuesday night. Michael Qualls added 13 points and Rashad Madden...
  • Ferguson protests spread across US

    Ferguson protests spread across US

    26 November 2014 Last updated at 03:59 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Missouri governor Jay Nixon: “Criminals terrorised this community” Crowds have gathered across the US to protest against Monday’s decision...
  • Suze Orman leaving CNBC, developing new show

    Suze Orman leaving CNBC, developing new show

    “The Suze Orman Show” is ending on CNBC, and its host has her sights set on a new television home. Orman is developing a new show called “Money Wars” with Telepictures, a production company that...
  • Knight helps Bucks beat Pistons

    Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) – Brandon Knight had 20 points and eight assists in the Milwaukee Bucks’ 98-86 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday. O.J. Mayo added 17 points for the Bucks, who snapped a...
  • LHCb bags two new baryonic strange-beauty particles

    LHCb bags two new baryonic strange-beauty particles

    On a roll: LHCb’s performance continues to wow Two new particles have been discovered by physicists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) by sifting through data acquired in 2011–2012. The particles, called Ξb′– and Ξb*–...

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  • Tensions brew in Ferguson


    Residents and business owners around the Ferguson, Mo. area remained vigilant Tuesday evening for displays of the lawlessness that ravaged the city 24 hours earlier. Ferguson Police announced to the protesters late to stay on the sidewalks and protest peacefully. If they entered the street, they would be subject to arrest. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Tensions began to brew during the night as protesters set fire to a cop car outside Ferguson city hall. Protesters also began looting more stores as well. The St. Louis County Police Department said two Oklahoma residents were arrested for unlawful assembly as well. Protesters also began throwing rocks and bottles at police before standing in the road as tactical vehicles inched down the road. The unit dispersed tear gas to quell the vandalism and torching of automobiles. More than 1,500 National Guard troops joined about 700 guardsmen who were already on the scene to help local law enforcement protect residents and …

    November 25, 2014 10:51 pm
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Politics

  • In blow to tax negotiators, Obama threatens veto


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama pledged on Tuesday to veto a deal still under negotiation in Congress that would make several expiring business tax breaks permanent. The warning marks a major setback to House and Senate negotiators who were trying to reach a deal on so-called “tax extender” breaks worth some $440 billion over 10 years. “The President would veto the proposed deal because it would provide permanent tax breaks to help well-connected corporations while neglecting working families,” White House spokeswoman Jennifer Friedman said in a statement. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid is trying to work out the best possible deal before Republicans take control of the Senate next year. The plan nearing completion would have made permanent research and development tax credits and other breaks for businesses while leaving out a permanent expansion of earned income and child tax credits for the working poor. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew also criticized the deal, saying …

    November 25, 2014 9:29 pm
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Stocks

  • Suze Orman leaving CNBC, developing new show


    “The Suze Orman Show” is ending on CNBC, and its host has her sights set on a new television home. Orman is developing a new show called “Money Wars” with Telepictures, a production company that specializes in syndicated shows like “Ellen” and “TMZ on TV.” Telepictures says the new show will have a five-day-a-week format, with Orman settling financial arguments between family members and friends — a bit like a “People’s Court” (also a Telepictures show) for money. Telepictures is a unit of the Warner Bros studio, which is owned by Time Warner, which also owns CNN. It’s unclear whether Telepictures wants to steer the new show toward local TV stations or a cable channel. Nor is it known when “Money Wars” might premiere. But Orman’s CNBC show will wrap up next March, the business channel’s president Mark Hoffman said in an internal memo on Tuesday. “The Suze Orman Show” has been a mainstay of …

    November 25, 2014 10:30 pm
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Sports

  • No. 25 Arkansas holds on to beat SMU


    Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – Bobby Portis scored 22 points before fouling out and No. 25 Arkansas held on for a 78-72 win over SMU on Tuesday night. Michael Qualls added 13 points and Rashad Madden had 10 for the Razorbacks (4-0), who have won their first four games for the first time since 2006. Yanick Moreira scored 20 points to lead SMU (2-3) and Keith Frazier had 16. The Razorbacks, ranked for the first time since November 2007, opened the game on an 11-2 run behind five points from Portis and never trailed in their 13th consecutive win over SMU. They led 33-22 at halftime and by as many as 19 after that before SMU cut it to single digits in the final minutes. But despite a couple of highlight-reel plays down the stretch, SMU didn’t get closer than five points in the last four minutes. Ryan Manuel dunked on Anthlon Bell and made the …

    November 25, 2014 10:51 pm
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World News

  • Ferguson protests spread across US


    26 November 2014 Last updated at 03:59 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Missouri governor Jay Nixon: “Criminals terrorised this community” Crowds have gathered across the US to protest against Monday’s decision not to charge a police officer over the killing of black teen Michael Brown. Demonstrations from New York to Seattle were mostly peaceful, with protesters chanting and waving placards. In and around the St Louis suburb of Ferguson, scene of major riots on Monday, 2,200 National Guard troops were deployed to stop further unrest. Meanwhile, the officer who shot Mr Brown said he had a “clean conscience”. Darren Wilson shot Mr Brown, 18, on 9 August in Ferguson, Missouri, sparking weeks of unrest. The grand jury’s decision. announced late on Monday, means the police officer will not face state criminal charges over the shooting. Officer Darren Wilson spoke publicly for the first time since the killing of Michael Brown on …

    November 25, 2014 10:51 pm
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Technology

  • Facebook, Twitter ruining Christmas, says bishop


    This, children, is called a Christmas card. You write inside it. Yes, yourself. StampTV/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET Time ensures only one thing: that nothing is the same as it used to be. It’s hard, though, to accept that, especially with the elements of life we hold most dear. Like our sports, our faces and our festivities. One British bishop has decided to dig his heels in against the inexorable pull of social media on our interpersonal relationships during the holiday season. He’s decided to sit down and write 600 Christmas cards by hand. This might seem quaint, a calligrapher fuming at the invention of the typewriter. However, the Right Reverend Paul Bayes — Britain has Left Reverends too — believes his method is personal, while the likes of Facebook and Twitter are mere digital chill. He told the Telegraph: “At Christmas I believe something has been lost by the trend away from sending cards. …

    November 25, 2014 9:30 pm
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Science

  • LHCb bags two new baryonic strange-beauty particles


    On a roll: LHCb’s performance continues to wow Two new particles have been discovered by physicists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) by sifting through data acquired in 2011–2012. The particles, called Ξb′– and Ξb*– are excited states of the Ξb0– particle, which was first reported in 2007, and have half-lives that are tiny fractions of a second. The discoveries were made by physicists working on the LHCb detector and provide further evidence of that experiment’s ability to make extremely precise measurements of particle masses. The Ξb– baryon comprises three quarks – the down quark from the lightest quark generation, the strange quark from the middle generation and the beauty (or bottom) quark from the heaviest one. Thanks to the large mass of the beauty quark, this baryon is more than six times as massive as the proton. In the baryon’s ground state its spin quantum number is zero, but two metastable excited states with …

    November 25, 2014 9:51 pm
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Health

  • HCA hospitals halt use of uterine fibroid surgical tool


    (Reuters) – HCA Holdings Inc, the largest for-profit U.S. hospital operator, said a procedure for removing uterine fibroids that has been linked to the spread of cancer will no longer be performed at its facilities. The surgical technique involves use of a laparoscopic power morcellator device that pulverizes tissue before it is extracted from the uterus through a small opening. Morcellation is the mincing or pulverization of tissue to make it easier to remove. HCA’s decision follows new guidelines for the devices issued Monday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. “We are implementing a prohibition of the use of power morcellation in laparoscopic uterine surgery,” an HCA spokesman said Tuesday in an email. FDA said the devices should not be used to remove tissue containing fibroids in patients who are peri- or post-menopausal, or whose fibroids can be removed intact through the vagina or a small incision. The technique can cause injury to surrounding tissue and organs and spread …

    November 25, 2014 9:29 pm
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Entertainment

  • Cumberbatch fangirls: This is how Benedict really feels about you


    Have you seen all of Benedict Cumberbatch’s celebrity impressions? (VIDEO) “It’s funny and I’m flattered,” Cumberbatch told People, adding that he doesn’t condone the name. “But on a serious note, come on, give yourself more power as women. “Don’t just call yourself bitches!” Cumberbatch is fairly new to the idol game and is taking his fans seriously. He just hopes those women aren’t taking that name seriously. “I know it was a joke, and more of an empowering thing. The majority of [the fans] are smart and savvy and just having fun, but it’s getting out there,” he said. “It sounds a bit [rude].” Cumberbatch even went as far as to suggest some new fan names, including “Cumbersomes? Cumbercollective? Cumberfans? There’s lots of stuff!” But no matter how much the Sherlock actor loves his fans, his heart now belongs to one woman. He was recently engaged to actress, Sophie Hunter, but he said she isn’t …

    November 25, 2014 9:09 pm
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Editorial

Odd News

  • Fifty years later, American skating team claims Olympics bronze


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fifty years after Vivian Joseph and Ronald Joseph skated at the Innsbruck Olympics, the American pair on Tuesday officially claimed the bronze medal. Two years after the 1964 Games, the International Olympic Committee had awarded the Joseph siblings the bronze medal after disclosing that the West German pairs team had violated their amateur status by signing a professional contract. Canadians Debbi Wilkes and Guy Revell moved up one spot to the silver medal, while the Josephs, who had finished fourth in the competition, claimed bronze. But in 1987, the IOC said Germans Marika Kilius and Hans-Jürgen Bäumler were “rehabilitated” and quietly re-awarded their silver medals. The IOC never explained the medal consequences of its decision. On Tuesday, the IOC announced that the Germans and Canadians are each silver-medal winners, while the Americans are the bronze medalists in the pairs event. “An Olympic medal is the ultimate sports symbol of hard work, sacrifice …

    November 25, 2014 5:46 pm
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