• Bedtime light ‘may stop cancer drug’

    Bedtime light ‘may stop cancer drug’

    25 July 2014 Last updated at 08:40 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Even low levels of light in bedrooms may stop breast cancer drugs from working, US researchers have warned. Animal tests...
  • Today’s Toons 7/25/14

    Today’s Toons 7/25/14

    Click below for Tony’s toons: Click for related video: Click below for related story: Click below for Baloo’s site: Click below for related story: Click for related audio: This Thread Brought To You By The...
  • Arizona halts executions amid review

    Arizona halts executions amid review

    25 July 2014 Last updated at 01:18 Wood killed his girlfriend and her father in 1989 The US state of Arizona has halted executions pending a review of its death penalty procedures, after the allegedly...
  • Zoe Saldana Slams Media For Pregnancy News

    Zoe Saldana Slams Media For Pregnancy News

    Posted on Thu Jul 24th, 2014 3:00pm PDT Zoe Saldana is not a happy camper! Despite multiple reports that she’s pregnant with twins, the Avatar actress is up in arms about the media’s recent coverage...
  • Argentina is now very close to default

    Argentina is now very close to default

      The clock is ticking. Argentina will default in just a few days unless the country can find a way to satisfy creditors that are owed roughly $1.5 billion. The country’s only remaining option appears...

Headline News

  • Exoneration hearing set for convicted Texas rapist


    DALLAS –  A North Dallas prosecutor is set to ask a judge to exonerate a Texas man who said he pleaded guilty to the 1990 rape of a 16-year-old girl because his attorney advised him to avoid trial. Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins said he will seek exoneration for Michael Phillips at a hearing Friday after DNA testing identified another man as the culprit in the teen’s rape at a motel where the two men both lived. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT “I never imagined I would live to see my name cleared,” Phillips, who suffers from sickle cell anemia and uses a wheelchair, said in a news release from the district attorney’s office. “Six of my siblings died from the same disease, so I thank God for sustaining me in prison. I always told everyone I was innocent and now people will finally believe me.” Phillips, 57, served 12 years in prison after entering a plea …

    July 25, 2014 3:11 am
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Politics

  • Army War College probes plagiarism claims against Montana senator


    (Reuters) – The U.S. Army War College has opened an inquiry into accusations that Senator John Walsh, a Montana Democrat now facing a tough election challenge, plagiarized parts of a research paper tied to a master’s degree he earned from the school. The college’s announcement on Thursday that it had launched an investigation came a day after the New York Times reported Walsh may have lifted at least a quarter of his master’s thesis, citing an examination of the 14-page paper he submitted to obtain his degree in 2007. Walsh’s campaign has said he inadvertently misused citations in what was a research paper, rather than a thesis. A preliminary analysis of the paper in question led the college to determine that a more thorough examination was warranted by faculty members of an academic review board, which handles cases of suspected plagiarism or misconduct, the school said in a statement. The college has previously revoked the …

    July 25, 2014 1:50 am
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Stocks

  • Argentina is now very close to default


      The clock is ticking. Argentina will default in just a few days unless the country can find a way to satisfy creditors that are owed roughly $1.5 billion. The country’s only remaining option appears to be negotiations — and a compromise. If a deal is not reached, the country could miss its next bond payment on July 30. Argentina’s pickle is the result of a marathon legal battle with a small group of “holdout” creditors that have demanded full payment on bonds they picked up after the country’s last default in 2001. Most of the country’s other bondholders agreed to debt restructurings, but the holdouts have waged a battle in court for full principal — plus interest. The countdown to default started in earnest last month when a U.S. judge ruled that if Argentina doesn’t pay the holdouts, it can’t make any more payments to its restructured bondholders. Related: Argentina currency crisis is no …

    July 25, 2014 2:31 am
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Sports

  • Indianapolis gets Reggie Wayne, other injured players back on field to open training camp


    Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne runs after making a catch during the NFL team’s football training camp in Anderson, Ind., Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo)The Associated Press Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne gets stretched out during the NFL team’s football training camp in Anderson, Ind., Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo)The Associated Press Indianapoilis colts kicker Adam Vinatieri (4) along with teammates warm up before the NFL team’s football training camp in Anderson, Ind., Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo)The Associated Press Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck throws during the NFL team’s football training camp in Anderson, Ind., Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo)The Associated Press Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks Andrew Luck, right, Matt Hasselbeck, center, and Chandler Harnish warm up during the NFL team’s football training camp in Anderson, Ind., Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo)The Associated Press ANDERSON, Ind. –  Reggie Wayne is back to being his old self. A little more than …

    July 25, 2014 3:11 am
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World News

  • Bedtime light ‘may stop cancer drug’


    25 July 2014 Last updated at 08:40 By James Gallagher Health editor, BBC News website Even low levels of light in bedrooms may stop breast cancer drugs from working, US researchers have warned. Animal tests showed light, equivalent to that from street lamps, could lead to tumours becoming resistant to the widely used drug Tamoxifen. The study, published in the journal Cancer Research, showed the light affected sleep hormones, which in turn altered cancer cell function. UK experts said it was an intriguing finding, but not proven in people. Tamoxifen has transformed the treatment of breast cancer by extending lives and increasing survival times. It stops the female hormone oestrogen fuelling the growth of tumours although the cancerous cells may eventually become resistant to the drug. Light Researchers at the Tulane University School of Medicine investigated the role of the body clock in Tamoxifen resistance. They focused their research on the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin, which …

    July 25, 2014 3:52 am
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Technology

  • Boot up: Instagram goes after Snapchat, Airbnb tenants, mobile Pirates


    A quick burst of 7 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team Instagram accidentally leaks ad for their second snapchat ripoff Betabeat Last night, Instagram leaked word of an app called “Bolt,” a new, unanticipated photo messaging service. Considering Instagram is owned by Facebook, this adds Bolt to the growing portfolio of Facebook’s messaging services, which include Messanger, WhatsApp, Slingshot and Instagram. Facebook really wants to get Snapchat’s users. Guests refuse to leave Airbnb host’s house CNN.com So, if unwanted strangers won’t leave, just call authorities and have them booted out, right? That’s where Tschogl’s nightmare really begins. In California, renters who occupy a property for more than 30 consecutive days are considered full-time tenants on a month-to-month lease with rights to occupancy protected under the state’s tenant law. Reminder: if you rent your house to someone for two months, you’re a landlord. Alleged Sony Xperia Z3 images leaked Ubergizmo …

    July 25, 2014 1:50 am
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Science

  • No returning to Eden: Researchers explore how to restore species in a changing world


    Reversing the increasing rate of global biodiversity losses may not be possible without embracing intensive, and sometimes controversial, forms of threatened species management, according to a New Zealand zoologist and colleagues writing in the leading international journal Science. In a review article appearing in today’s edition, Professor Philip Seddon of the University of Otago and his co-authors examine the growing role that ‘conservation translocation’, which is the movement and release of plants and animals to re-establish new populations, is playing in efforts to combat biodiversity loss. The researchers write that the traditional goals of “having self-sustaining wildlife populations within pristine landscapes untouched by human influence” are “increasingly unobtainable.” They instead suggest that creating ‘wildness’ rather than restoring ‘wilderness’ is the most practical way forward. This ‘rewilding’ approach may involve translocations to restore ecological processes, such as predator-prey interactions, within landscapes shared by humans and wildlife. Reintroduction of species previously indigenous to an area has been …

    July 25, 2014 2:11 am
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Health

  • Malaria is the leading killer in Central African Republic: aid group


    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – As a recent ceasefire deal boosts prospects for peace in Central African Republic, a key medical aid group warned on Thursday that malaria was the leading killer in the impoverished landlocked country. Malaria, a life-threatening disease transmitted to people via mosquitoes, kills more than half million people a year, mainly infants in the poorest parts of sub-Saharan Africa. Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) said it had seen a jump in cases in Central African Republic, where violence between Christian militia and Muslim rebels has killed thousands of people and forced a million from their homes. An MSF report found that malaria cases in Bossangoa, about 190 miles (300 km) north of the capital Bangui, had more than tripled to 6,507 in May with almost two-thirds of those children under the age of five. “What was already an extremely fragile state with an essentially non-existent health system, Central African Republic has …

    July 25, 2014 1:50 am
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Entertainment

  • Zoe Saldana Slams Media For Pregnancy News


    Posted on Thu Jul 24th, 2014 3:00pm PDT Zoe Saldana is not a happy camper! Despite multiple reports that she’s pregnant with twins, the Avatar actress is up in arms about the media’s recent coverage about the news of her pregnancy. Earlier today, the 36-year-old tweeted: “I believe that any violation of privacy is nothing good.”~Lech Walesa. I would like to thank all the f*cking media for invading our privacy.” Ouch! Maybe she’s just having a hormonal mood swing — you know, because of the buns in the oven. Over the weekend, the Center Stage star shared photos of herself via social media — which got the gossip blogs talking. Then the actress took to the red carpet and showed off her bump in its full glory. Earlier today, outlets reported the stunner was pregnant with twins — which Zoe did not seem to take kindly to. Well Zoe — we understand your desire for …

    July 25, 2014 2:31 am
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Editorial

  • Center for American progress support comes from all corners, including yours


    The United States Constitution. (ARCHIVES.GOV) On Monday, The Center for American Progress is sponsored an event touching on the 2nd Amendment.  If you tuned in, you probably didn’t notice much zeal for individual freedom or love of the 2nd Amendment.  The preview for the event stated it will “focus on the history of the amendment, from its beginning as a benign provision intended to calm the fears of the citizens of a new republic through the radicalization of the National Rifle Association.” Talk about revisionist history, but it’s not surprising coming from one of the most powerful left-wing arms of advocacy in our country today. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Talk about revisionist history, but it’s not surprising coming from one of the most powerful left-wing arms of advocacy in our country today.  The Center for American Progress (CAP) and its corresponding advocacy arm, the Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAP Action), are two significant entities in …

    July 25, 2014 1:50 am
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Odd News

  • NJ Turnpike Authority wants Florida pizzeria logo off the menu


    (Reuters) – While its meatball pizzas and hoagies might mimic the pleasures of the Jersey Shore, it’s the logo of a Florida Keys pizzeria that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority says goes too far in evoking the Garden State. The agency this week sued Jersey Boardwalk Pizza in New Jersey federal court, saying its logo “directly copied and appropriated” that of the Garden State Parkway. The restaurant’s merchandise and fact that pizzas are sold in the turnpike’s service areas could confuse consumers, it said. “There’s no way someone is going to mistake my logo for that of the parkway – we’re 1,300 miles away,” said Paul DiMatteo, co-owner of the Tavernier, Florida, restaurant, which also has a franchise in Florida City. “We’re a pizza shop, they’re the road department,” he said. “It’s two completely different identities.” Both logos are circular, yellow-and-green, with a rendering of the state in the middle. In the shop’s design, “Jersey …

    July 25, 2014 2:10 am
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