• Malaysia MH17 bodies arrive home

    Malaysia MH17 bodies arrive home

    22 August 2014 Last updated at 04:38 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The plane carrying the twenty bodies arrived at Kuala Lumpur airport on a specially chartered flight, as Mike Embley...
  • Braves shut out struggling Reds

    Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – Justin Upton drove in three runs and scored another and Andrelton Simmons finished with a home run and two RBI to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Cincinnati Reds, 8-0, in...
  • Scott Weiland jailed on another drug charge

    Scott Weiland fired? Not so fast, says the STP singer The former Stone Temple Pilots rock star was arrested July 26 in Beverly Hills after local police received a call from a Rite Aid reporting...
  • Hospital network’s failure led to massive hack

    Hospital network’s failure led to massive hack

    A major hospital network’s failure to update its computer software allowed hackers to steal 4.5 million patient records earlier this year, a security expert says. The hackers took advantage of Heartbleed, the infamous defect in...
  • IS militants ‘biggest threat’ to US

    IS militants ‘biggest threat’ to US

    22 August 2014 Last updated at 05:04 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says IS “clearly poses a long-term threat” Islamic State militants are the most dangerous...
  • Eagles cruise past Steelers

    Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles scored touchdowns in the first half and the Philadelphia Eagles grabbed a 31-21 preseason victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday. McCoy caught a 22-yard score...

Headline News

  • Oklahoma City police officer arrested, accused of committing sexual assaults while on duty


    This Aug. 21, 2014 photo made available by the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office shows Daniel K. Holtzclaw. The 27-year-old Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 and is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty. (AP Photo/Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office)The Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY –  An Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday and is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty. Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, 27, was arrested Thursday on complaints of rape, forcible oral sodomy, sexual battery and indecent exposure, The Oklahoman reported (http://bit.ly/1twlXDV ). ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty said at a news conference that Holtzclaw stopped women while he was working and forced them to expose themselves, fondled …

    August 22, 2014 12:39 am
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Politics

  • Federal judge strikes down Florida’s gay marriage ban, stays ruling


    TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) – A federal judge in north Florida on Thursday struck down the state’s gay marriage ban as unconstitutional, but stayed the ruling, leaving same-sex couples still unable to marry in the state. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle of Florida’s Northern District in Tallahassee is the fifth judge in the state to rule against a same-sex marriage ban approved by voters in 2008, but the first federal judge to do so. “The institution of marriage survived when bans on interracial marriage were struck down, and the institution will survive when bans on same-sex marriage are struck down,” Hinkle wrote. “Liberty, tolerance, and respect are not zero-sum concepts,” he added. Hinkle found the same-sex marriage ban violated equal protection and due process protections under the U.S. Constitution. The ruling addressed two lawsuits involving 10 same-sex couples, mostly married in other states and seeking recognition in Florida. The plaintiffs also included a woman, Arlene …

    August 21, 2014 8:57 pm
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Stocks

  • Hospital network’s failure led to massive hack


    A major hospital network’s failure to update its computer software allowed hackers to steal 4.5 million patient records earlier this year, a security expert says. The hackers took advantage of Heartbleed, the infamous defect in the way computers communicate securely with websites. Community Health Systems’ massive data breach could have been avoided. There were widespread media reports and repeated warnings from cybersecurity professionals earlier in the year. But security researchers at TrustedSec say the hospital network did not update its systems to patch the bug soon enough. TrustedSec CEO David Kennedy said a person involved in the investigation of the hack has confirmed that Heartbleed was the culprit. Read up: Heartbleed 101 Juniper Network (JNPR) — the hospital group’s secure network provider, according to TrustedSec — quickly patched its software for the Heartbleed bug. But it was up to the hospitals to patch their own systems. “It’s not surprising that Heartbleed was present in [the …

    August 21, 2014 11:59 pm
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Sports

  • Braves shut out struggling Reds


    Cincinnati, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – Justin Upton drove in three runs and scored another and Andrelton Simmons finished with a home run and two RBI to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Cincinnati Reds, 8-0, in the opener of a four-game set. Jason Heyward scored twice and knocked in a run and Chris Johnson hit an RBI double and crossed the plate once as the Braves won for the sixth time in their last seven games. Julio Teheran (12-9) shut out the Reds for six innings, scattering four hits and striking out three for his second straight win since losing three in a row. “It was tough to pitch today. We had some long innings,” said Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez. “Sometimes when you get a big lead, its tough to concentrate.” David Holmberg’s (0-1) second start of the season went as badly as the first did back on July 8. The right-hander lasted only 2 2/3 …

    August 22, 2014 12:39 am
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World News

  • Malaysia MH17 bodies arrive home


    22 August 2014 Last updated at 04:38 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. The plane carrying the twenty bodies arrived at Kuala Lumpur airport on a specially chartered flight, as Mike Embley reports The bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine in July have arrived in Kuala Lumpur, as the nation holds a day of mourning. A specially chartered plane took off from Amsterdam and landed around 10:00 local time (02:00 GMT). National flags will be flying at half-mast across the country and a minute of silence will be observed. Flight MH17 is believed to have been shot down by a missile fired by pro-Russian rebels. They deny the claim. All 298 passengers and crew on board the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 died on 17 July. A group of Malaysia Airlines staff are on the tarmac at the Kuala Lumpur airport Relatives of the victims watched the …

    August 22, 2014 12:40 am
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Technology

  • Hack Day Produces Oculix, a Mind-Blowing Trip Through the Netflix Catalog


    A team of Netflix programmers merged the company’s videos with the virtual reality capability offered by the Oculus Rift headset as a fun project on Netflix Hack Day. The Oculix media app lets users browse a floating 3D Netflix video catalog using head turning movements and hand gestures. Once a selection is made, the user can watch the video in a VR theater setting. “This new user experience is potentially a very compelling differentiator for a mature [over-the-top] service such as Netflix as it seeks to stay on top of the market,” Eric Smith, an analyst at Strategy Analytics, told LinuxInsider. However, it might not be suited for general use, because users can get disoriented. “I can personally attest to disorientation after … five- to 10-minute sessions,” Smith said. “With TV shows and movies going beyond the one-hour mark, this would be my biggest concern.” Motion sickness also could be an issue, Smith cautioned, although …

    August 21, 2014 8:57 pm
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Science

  • Cause of global warming hiatus found deep in the Atlantic Ocean


    Related images(click to enlarge) Following rapid warming in the late 20th century, this century has so far seen surprisingly little increase in the average temperature at Earth’s surface. At first this was a blip, then a trend, then a puzzle for the climate science community. More than a dozen theories have now been proposed for the so-called global warming hiatus, ranging from air pollution to volcanoes to sunspots. New research from the University of Washington shows that the heat absent from the surface is plunging deep in the north and south Atlantic Ocean, and is part of a naturally occurring cycle. The study is published Aug. 22 in Science. Subsurface warming in the ocean explains why global average air temperatures have flatlined since 1999, despite greenhouse gases trapping more solar heat at Earth’s surface. “Every week there’s a new explanation of the hiatus,” said corresponding author Ka-Kit Tung, a UW professor of applied mathematics and …

    August 21, 2014 9:18 pm
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Health

  • AA can help young adults, but mechanisms unclear: study


    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Alcoholics Anonymous can help people, young and old, recover from drinking problems, but young adults seem to benefit mainly – and only – from certain aspects of the program, according to a small U.S. study. The results may help to better tailor AA for a new generation, researchers say, and help young adults feel more comfortable in the heart of the program, the group meetings. “We now know that in addition to the mechanisms we traditionally target, there may be other mechanisms that are particularly important for younger people,” said Bettina Hoeppner, a psychologist at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, who led the study. Hoeppner and her team write that young people – who may face more temptations to drink in a social context and have shorter addiction histories, and hence less to share – may face a “barrier” to becoming engaged with the values of AA. “Yes, it may …

    August 21, 2014 8:57 pm
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Entertainment

  • Scott Weiland jailed on another drug charge


    Scott Weiland fired? Not so fast, says the STP singer The former Stone Temple Pilots rock star was arrested July 26 in Beverly Hills after local police received a call from a Rite Aid reporting a shoplift. Lt. Renato Moreno reported that police units searched the area and eventually picked up Weiland, who was taken into custody for burglary and felony possession of a controlled substance. Jackie Chan opens up about his disappointment in son’s arrest TMZ reports the substance was methamphetamine and that Weiland stole razor blades and other cosmetics from the store, though that offense seems a little overshadowed by his major drug charge. Weiland apparently even tried to pull the celebrity card, telling police, “I’m Scott Weiland from Stone Temple Pilots.” Obviously, the cops weren’t impressed. Weiland was booked and his bail was set at $20,000. Weiland, who was the front man for both the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, but …

    August 22, 2014 12:39 am
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Editorial

  • Setting the record straight about Colgate Total toothpaste


      Recent media reports about an ingredient we use in our Colgate Total brand toothpaste are not based on facts or science. As we are talking about one of the best-selling toothpastes in the U.S., we want to set the record straight. First, it isn’t just Colgate that believes in Colgate Total.  It is also the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, European, Canadian and Australian health authorities, the American Dental Association and 40 other dental professional organizations worldwide.  Colgate Total is the only toothpaste that is both approved by the FDA and accepted by the ADA.   Colgate Total has been available to treat plaque and gingivitis for 17 years, and these problems are more pervasive than most people think. Seventy five percent of Americans face gum disease. We all have about 700 microorganisms in our mouths, and Colgate Total was created to attack those that result in gingivitis, which, if not stopped, can lead to …

    August 21, 2014 8:57 pm
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Odd News

  • Eight lives left; Utah cat revived after rescue from inside wall


    SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) – A Utah cat has used up one of its nine lives after it was discovered near death and trapped in a wall of an empty house that was listed for sale. Named “Lazarus” by staff at the Utah Humane Society, the 4-year-old male Lynx Point and Siamese mix was found last month at the height of Utah’s steamy summer heat, Carl Arky, a spokesman for the society, said on Thursday. He said a female appraiser working at the home in Layton, about 25 miles north of Salt Lake City, heard noises coming from behind a sheetrock wall and made a hole to rescue the cat. Temperatures in the home were thought to be well above 100 Fahrenheit, as it was unoccupied and the air conditioner was off. “He was near death’s door,” said Arky. “I give a lot of credit to that women who drilled a hole in the wall …

    August 21, 2014 5:12 pm
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