• 1 in 9 goes hungry worldwide

    1 in 9 goes hungry worldwide

    UN says hunger remains “unacceptably high” in developing world. One out of every nine people in the world does not have enough food to eat. An annual report from the United Nations released Tuesday estimates...
  • Arkansas enjoying resurgence under Bielema

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –  Bret Bielema didn’t shy away from reflecting on where Arkansas has been and how far it’s come. A few wins in a row, including Bielema’s first over a power conference team with...
  • Rosetta reveals its target landing site

    Rosetta reveals its target landing site

    On target: the primary landing location – Site J The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission has pinpointed the spot where its Philae landing module will touch down on the surface of a comet in November this...
  • Nato troops killed in Kabul bombing

    Nato troops killed in Kabul bombing

    16 September 2014 Last updated at 08:12 The blast hit a foreign convoy near the US embassy, reports said At least three coalition soldiers died after a Taliban suicide car bomber rammed into a foreign...

Headline News

  • Trump Plaza to become latest Atlantic City casino to close


    FILE – In this July 24, 2014 file photo, several lights are burned out in the illuminated facade of Trump Plaza Hotel Casino in Atlantic City N.J. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry, FILE) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. –  When Trump Plaza opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly the nation. But since then, The Donald has left town and cut ties to its casinos. And the Plaza, like many Atlantic City casinos, has seen better days. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT A downward spiral that saw it ranked dead last among the city’s casinos will end Tuesday morning with the closing of Trump Plaza, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up this year. Unlike Revel, which opened just over two years ago and is still considered new and luxurious, or the still-profitable Showboat, shuttered by its owner in the name of reducing competition for the remaining casinos in town, the …

    September 16, 2014 4:19 am
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Politics

  • U.S. lawmakers move toward arming Syrian rebels, with conditions


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives will begin debating legislation on Tuesday to give President Barack Obama approval for arming and training rebels who oppose both Islamic State militants and Syria’s government. Republican lawmakers unveiled a measure, written with input from the White House, that would quickly provide the authority – but not the funding – that Obama wants to equip and train the moderate Syrian rebels. The measure sets conditions including barring the use of U.S. ground forces and requiring the administration to submit regular progress reports on the plan and its vetting of the rebels receiving the training and equipment. The plan is a major component of Obama’s campaign to stop Islamic State militants who have seized large swaths of Iraq and Syria, where both the Islamic State and the moderate rebels are waging a three-year-long civil war against the government of President Bashar al-Assad. “I think the new language is …

    September 16, 2014 2:36 am
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Stocks

  • 1 in 9 goes hungry worldwide


    UN says hunger remains “unacceptably high” in developing world. One out of every nine people in the world does not have enough food to eat. An annual report from the United Nations released Tuesday estimates that 805 million people suffer from “chronic undernourishment.” The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization warned that “food-insecurity” remains “unacceptably high” in certain developing economies. For example, more than one in four people in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have enough to eat. In Malawi, half of all children under five years of age are significantly underweight. The situation is particularly acute in Yemen, where political and economic instability, as well as violent conflict, have made the Arab nation one of the most food insecure countries in the world. The report says 526 million people in Asia, the world’s most populous region, don’t have enough to eat. Related: Where the middle class is most unequal Still overall, there has been improvement from …

    September 16, 2014 3:39 am
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Sports

  • Australia seek Evans successor as retirement talk swirls


    MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Tour de France winner Cadel Evans may not have made up his mind about whether to wrap up his professional career but Australian cycling is already wrestling with the problem of how to replace him. The 37-year-old, Australia’s first Tour de France winner, is is off-contract with BMC Racing at the end of the season and is expected to make an announcement on his future next week, before he bids to win a second world title in Spain. Media have speculated Evans will continue until an official farewell race at next year’s Tour Down Under and then compete in the inaugural Great Ocean Road race near Melbourne, a one-day event named in his honor along a course that travels through his home town Barwon Heads. Evans’s 2011 triumph in France raised the profile of the sport Down Under and Malcolm Speed, president-elect of governing body Cycling Australia, said his retirement would be …

    September 16, 2014 4:19 am
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World News

  • Nato troops killed in Kabul bombing


    16 September 2014 Last updated at 08:12 The blast hit a foreign convoy near the US embassy, reports said At least three coalition soldiers died after a Taliban suicide car bomber rammed into a foreign military convoy in the Afghan capital Kabul, Nato says. Another 16 civilians were injured, Afghan government sources say. A fourth Nato soldier is seriously injured. The blast took place in heavy traffic on the airport road near the US embassy at about 08:00 local time (03:30 GMT). The blast comes amid uncertainty over disputed presidential elections and the withdrawal of most Nato troops by 2015. A statement from the Nato-led coalition confirmed that three International Security Assistance Force members died in the attack. The BBC’s David Loyn in Kabul said they were travelling in an armoured landcruiser. The vehicle was destroyed in the blast. Our correspondent says the explosion shook buildings across the centre of the capital. The blast took …

    September 16, 2014 2:37 am
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Technology

  • Boot up: unsapphirical iPhones, FBI in your face, Facebook’s drag queen deletion


    A burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team Why Apple didn’t use sapphire iPhone screens TIME Tim Bajarin: Many have suggested that the decision not to use sapphire was the result of manufacturing issues – that with more time, Apple would have used sapphire screens for the iPhone 6. As I looked closer at the Apple announcement, and after looking more at the benefits and drawbacks of sapphire, it seems that Apple had good reasons to go with ion-strengthened curved glass (Gorilla Glass) instead of sapphire. While sapphire has been hyped as an alternative screen cover for smartphones, the continued use of strengthened glass has less to do with production issues and more to do with what smartphone manufacturers know about consumers, their preferences and, more importantly, how people actually use phones and what they’re willing to pay for them. By the way, some reports stated that …

    September 16, 2014 2:37 am
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Science

  • Rosetta reveals its target landing site


    On target: the primary landing location – Site J The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission has pinpointed the spot where its Philae landing module will touch down on the surface of a comet in November this year. The site, along with a second “back-up” location, has been chosen after much deliberation, and sits in the “head” of the comet – an area that is thought to be relatively flat and devoid of large boulders. The region, dubbed Site J, was one of five locations that the team considered as potential landing sites on the oddly shaped Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, which is just over 4 km across at its widest point. The 100 kg Philae should reach the comet’s surface on 11 November, if all goes to plan. Images taken by Rosetta in July showed that the comet’s nucleus is made up of two distinct segments joined by a “neck”, giving it a “rubber-duck”-like appearance. The team revealed earlier today that the …

    September 16, 2014 2:57 am
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Health

  • AstraZeneca gets up to $500 million from Lilly for Alzheimer’s drug


    LONDON (Reuters) – AstraZeneca has signed a partnership deal with U.S. rival Eli Lilly that could earn the British company up to $500 million if a promising – but risky – experimental Alzheimer’s drug proves successful. AstraZeneca said in May that it was looking to find a partner for its so-called BACE inhibitor drug called AZD3293, which is set to enter late-stage Phase III clinical testing against Alzheimer’s. The decision by Lilly to buy into the project is an endorsement of the science behind the new oral drug, given the U.S. drugmaker’s long history of trying to find an effective treatment for the memory-robbing condition. Lilly will pay AstraZeneca up to $500 million to share rights to the drug, with the exact scale of payments depending on the medicine’s progress in clinical trials and its commercial success. BACE inhibitor drugs work by blocking an enzyme called beta secretase that is involved in production of beta-amyloid, …

    September 16, 2014 2:36 am
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Entertainment

  • Mindy Kaling admits B.J. Novak was the love of her life


    Mindy Kaling’s maternal clock is ticking and she knows it  Kaling joined Howard Stern on Monday, Sept. 15 and she opened up about her past love, B.J. Novak. Stern asked if she had any lost loves that got away. “He’s a good friend of mine, yeah. He’s my best friend. He broke up with me,” Kaling told Stern, according to Us Weekly. “It was years and years ago that that breakup happened. I was so sad, not angry, sad. That was the hottest I ever looked ’cause I stopped eating. When I get depressed, I stop eating. I was so miserable and so beautiful.” Even though Kaling was being vague, Stern pushed her and said he knew it had to be Novak, to which Kaling replied, “Yes, you’re correct. Not that you’re Sherlock Holmes, Howard. He’s legitimately one of my best friends. I love him, and I think he’s a great person, Kaling also joked …

    September 16, 2014 4:19 am
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Editorial

  • Attorney: University broke law by banning crosses on football helmets


    Memorial decals seen on the helmets of the Arkansas State team before a game with Montana State earlier this year. (Courtesy Arkansas State)  (Courtesy Arkansas State) Arkansas State University violated the law when they ordered football players to either remove or modify crosses they had affixed to their helmets, a prominent religious liberty law firm alleges. The cross decals were meant to memorialize former player Markel Owens who was killed in January and former equipment manager Barry Weyer, who was killed in a June car crash. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT “ASU’s actions in defacing the students’ memorial stickers to remove their religious viewpoint is illegal viewpoint discrimination against the students’ free speech,” said Hiram Sasser, director of litigation for Liberty Institute. Sasser, who is representing an unnamed student, gave the university until Wednesday to “cease your censorship and publicly acknowledge, in writing, the right of ASU’s students to engage in private speech, including speech in the form of …

    September 16, 2014 2:37 am
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Odd News

  • Texas doctor poisoned lover’s coffee over obsession: prosecutor


    HOUSTON (Reuters) – A breast cancer physician charged with spiking her lover’s coffee with a compound used in antifreeze was obsessed with the man and even had a private investigator follow him, prosecutors said in opening statements at her trial on Monday. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo, 43, is charged with aggravated assault of a family member, which also covers domestic violence in dating relationships, for allegedly spiking Dr. George Blumenschein’s coffee in January 2013. “This case is about a woman who had an attraction, which wound up with a rejection and it led to an absolute obsession with George Blumenschein,” Assistant Harris County District Attorney Justin Keiter said. Gonzalez-Angulo and Blumenschein, both oncologists with the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, had been in an affair for two years when she asked him to try a coffee blend during a rendezvous at her home, a criminal complaint said. She is accused of spiking the …

    September 15, 2014 10:51 pm
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