• ‘Hitler’ painting fetches $161,000

    ‘Hitler’ painting fetches $161,000

    22 November 2014 Last updated at 20:23 Hitler’s artworks are generally considered to have limited artistic merit A watercolour thought to be painted by Adolf Hitler has sold at an auction in Germany for 130,000...
  • Arkansas routs error-prone Ole Miss

    Fayetteville, AR (SportsNetwork.com) – Rohan Gaines’ 100-yard interception return touchdown highlighted a banner day for the Arkansas defense, which stifled a mistake-laden Ole Miss in a resounding 30-0 victory over the No. 8 Rebels. Gaines’...
  • In full view

    In full view

    Related images(click to enlarge) Scientists looking to understand — and potentially thwart — the influenza virus now have a much more encompassing view, thanks to the first complete structure of one of the flu virus’...
  • Obama approves fresh guidelines for U.S. military in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama has approved plans giving U.S. military commanders broader authority in helping Afghanistan forces repel Taliban fighters after U.S. and NATO combat operations formally end in December, a senior administration...
  • Taylor Swift Refuses to Show Her Belly Button

    Taylor Swift Refuses to Show Her Belly Button

    http://www.disneydreaming.com/2014/07/09/taylor-swift-stuns-in-yet-another-crop-top/ For those who are not aware of who Taylor Swift is, she is an American songwriter and singer who was born on December 13, 1989. Taylor gained her fame as writing and singing her...

Headline News

  • Police: Dad accidentally shoots adult son to death during hunting trip in New Jersey


    WEST WINDSOR, N.J. –  Police say a father has accidentally shot and killed his adult son during a hunting trip in New Jersey. WCAU-TV (http://bit.ly/1qQBVN4 ) reports that the shooting happened Saturday afternoon in West Windsor. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Police say the older man mistakenly shot his 45-year-old son in the back of the head. The son later died from his injuries. West Windsor police and the Mercer County prosecutor’s office are investigating.

    November 22, 2014 8:50 pm
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Politics

  • Obama approves fresh guidelines for U.S. military in Afghanistan


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama has approved plans giving U.S. military commanders broader authority in helping Afghanistan forces repel Taliban fighters after U.S. and NATO combat operations formally end in December, a senior administration official said. The decision, made in recent weeks, will allow U.S. forces to carry out limited missions against the Taliban seen as necessary to protect Americans and support Afghanistan’s security forces. “While we will no longer target belligerents solely because they are members of the Taliban, to the extent that Taliban members directly threaten the United States and coalition forces in Afghanistan or provide direct support to al Qaeda, we will take appropriate measures to keep Americans safe,” the official said. A report by The New York Times late on Friday said the new authorization also allows American jets, bombers and drones to support Afghan troops on combat missions. Obama had announced last May after a whirlwind visit to see …

    November 22, 2014 8:29 pm
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Stocks

  • You’re organizing your closet all wrong


    Time to get it together If your closet is bursting at the seams and putting together an outfit is a daily treasure hunt, it’s time to get your wardrobe organized. “If you can’t get dressed in a smooth and easy manner in the morning, that can throw your entire day off,” said professional organizer Stacey Agin Murray. The first step to establishing an efficient closet is taking stock and clearing out unworn inventory. Here’s the reality: Most of us only wear 20% of our closet. Don’t dump your entire closet on your bed. “Do it section by section to avoid getting overwhelmed,” Murray advised. Create three piles: keep, donate and try on. Once you have everything sorted, go through the try on pile to see what stays. The home improvement business is booming Once you’ve whittled down your wardrobe to items you actually wear, it’s time to get them organized. Here’s your cheat sheet: Organize …

    November 22, 2014 7:28 pm
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Sports

  • Arkansas routs error-prone Ole Miss


    Fayetteville, AR (SportsNetwork.com) – Rohan Gaines’ 100-yard interception return touchdown highlighted a banner day for the Arkansas defense, which stifled a mistake-laden Ole Miss in a resounding 30-0 victory over the No. 8 Rebels. Gaines’ big play was one of six turnovers forced by Arkansas (6-5, 2-5 SEC) in the resurgent Razorbacks’ second consecutive shutout over a ranked opponent. The Hogs halted a 17-game losing streak in SEC play with last week’s 17-0 blanking of then-No. 20 LSU. “It’s big time for us defensive players, to put up those type of numbers and stop some pretty good teams from getting in the end zone,” said Razorbacks defensive end Trey Flowers. Bo Wallace was responsible for four of the miscues, tossing two interceptions and losing a pair of fumbles on a forgettable afternoon for the Ole Miss offense, which mustered just 63 rushing yards in the third straight conference loss for the sliding Rebels (8-3, 4-3). …

    November 22, 2014 8:50 pm
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World News

  • ‘Hitler’ painting fetches $161,000


    22 November 2014 Last updated at 20:23 Hitler’s artworks are generally considered to have limited artistic merit A watercolour thought to be painted by Adolf Hitler has sold at an auction in Germany for 130,000 euros (£103,000; $161,000). The 1914 painting of Munich’s city hall was put up for sale by two elderly sisters. Their grandfather had bought the painting in 1916. A private buyer from the Middle East, who wished to remain anonymous, bought the work, auction house Weidler said. Experts generally consider Hitler’s artworks to be of poor quality. The auction was held in the central German town of Nuremberg. The auction house said bidders from four continents had expressed an interest in the work. The signature “A. Hitler” could be seen on the back of the painting The original bill of sale was included with the painting, which contributed to the relatively high selling price, auction house director Kathrin Weidler said. The …

    November 22, 2014 8:50 pm
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Technology

  • ESPN bans Twitter use for baseball writer who defended evolution


    Keith Law has his Twitter use suspended by ESPN. But was it for his views on science and God? ESPN/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET Is there a modern-day Galileo in the sporting world’s midst? Is there a man who fights for science against the forces of tradition and is prepared to take any risk imaginable? I only ask because of disturbing rumbles that ESPN has prohibited one of its baseball writers, Keith Law, from using Twitter. A report on Deadspin suggests the sanction stems from Law’s defense of evolution against the creationist views of former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. This defense occurred in the extremely evolved social environment of Twitter. Schilling also works for ESPN. He recently took to Twitter to air his strong views in favor of the whole world being the creation of one God. His tweets included: “Show me ONE fossil, ANWHERE [sic] in the world that is a “miss,” a …

    November 22, 2014 8:29 pm
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Science

  • In full view


    Related images(click to enlarge) Scientists looking to understand — and potentially thwart — the influenza virus now have a much more encompassing view, thanks to the first complete structure of one of the flu virus’ key machines. The structure, obtained by scientists at EMBL Grenoble, allows researchers to finally understand how the machine works as a whole, and could prove instrumental in designing new drugs to treat serious flu infections and combat flu pandemics. If you planned to sabotage a factory, a recon trip through the premises would probably be much more useful than just peeping in at the windows. Scientists looking to understand — and potentially thwart — the influenza virus have now gone from a similar window-based view to the full factory tour, thanks to the first complete structure of one of the flu virus’ key machines. The structure, obtained by scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Grenoble, France, allows …

    November 22, 2014 8:50 pm
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Health

  • Saudi Arabia tackles MERS virus, still hunting source


    LONDON, (Reuters) – (This story corrects to make clear that the finding that 97 percent of cases were hospital-acquired was from a study of an outbreak in Jeddah, paragraph 10) Saudi Arabia has not yet traced the source of a mysterious camel virus, leaving many questions about a disease that has killed 346 people in the Kingdom. The lack of scientific evidence about how camels contract the virus, which causes an often fatal illness called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in people, echoes wider concerns about the threat posed to human health by animal-borne pathogens, including the Ebola virus. There is no cure or vaccine for MERS — a severe respiratory disease which causes cough, fever, breathing problems and can lead to pneumonia and kidney failure. Yet studies of both camels and people infected with MERS in Saudi Arabia have given preliminary results that are helping authorities curb the disease’s spread, according to the scientist …

    November 22, 2014 8:29 pm
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Entertainment

  • Taylor Swift Refuses to Show Her Belly Button


    http://www.disneydreaming.com/2014/07/09/taylor-swift-stuns-in-yet-another-crop-top/ For those who are not aware of who Taylor Swift is, she is an American songwriter and singer who was born on December 13, 1989. Taylor gained her fame as writing and singing her country songs and has recently turned officially to the genre of pop, after releasing her latest album called 1989. A few of Taylor’s most popular songs are “Love Story”, “You Belong With Me”, “Fearless”, “Mean”, “Red”, “I Knew You Were Trouble”, and her latest hit song, “Shake It Off”. Taylor has always dressed in the cutest outfits and worn the cutest accessories, while always managing to keep her style more modest. As the crop top trend gets more and more popular, more and more celebrities are starting to wear crop tops. Not Taylor Swift, however. Taylor recently told a magazine that she does not like to show her belly button because she does not like to be the kind of …

    November 22, 2014 8:09 pm
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Editorial

  • I’m thankful our country is still a refuge and the land of opportunity


    When I was 7 years old, my family and I landed at JFK Airport in New York City with $90 in our pocket, a few suitcases stuffed with what little we could carry and no idea of what to expect next.  We came here because we were fleeing a totalitarian regime, because generations of our family had been oppressed simply for existing and because the United States was a beacon for our hopes and aspirations, as it has been for millions of others around the globe. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The people literally dying to come here now do not believe that our best days are behind us. My paternal grandfather was sent to Soviet gulag in the prime of his life because he was a religious Jew who refused to work on Saturdays and, possibly, because some of his siblings had fled to France several years after the Russian revolution.  He spent years working as a …

    November 22, 2014 8:21 am
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Odd News

  • Lost kitten from New Mexico turns up in duffel bag in Maine


    ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) – An Albuquerque cat owner can sleep easier now that the kitten that went missing last month will be home for the holidays, despite a mysterious 2,300-mile side trip to Maine. Patsy Murphy, who runs an animal refuge center in Westbrook, Maine, said the kitten, named Spice, was brought to her shelter on Nov. 11 by a man who found the feline in a duffel bag while unloading furniture at a local Catholic charity. “This is a very odd story, we wish she could tell us what happened,” Murphy said of the kitten, which was found inside the bag with food and kitty litter. Murphy said Maine resident Bob Watterson brought the kitten home on Nov. 5, and cared for it for six days before he turned it over to the animal refuge, which found a microchip in the cat that could identify it. Murphy was shocked when the cat was traced …

    November 21, 2014 8:31 pm
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