• Top 20 Steamy Celebrity Fights and Grudges

    Top 20 Steamy Celebrity Fights and Grudges

    Who doesn’t love a good fight? You know your family drama has nothing on some of these epic celebrity battles. From nasty backbiting to public dissing, some of these feuds were fueled by public attention....
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    Daily game Oct 24 : Color Theory

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  • Williams guaranteed year-end number one ranking

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Serena Williams clinched the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time without hitting a ball on Friday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, was...
  • Canada attack ‘not linked to IS’

    Canada attack ‘not linked to IS’

    24 October 2014 Last updated at 08:56 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. CCTV footage explained by RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson There is no evidence so far that a gunman who attacked...
  • FCC calls timeout on Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

    FCC calls timeout on Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

    The FCC pauses its review of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal sending the merger potentially in 2015. Those waiting for a Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger — and possibly improved cable service in cities like New...
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Headline News

  • Police repeatedly mistake Pennsylvania man for suspected cop killer Eric Frein


    James Tully, left, has been repeatedly mistaken by police for alleged cop killer Eric Frein, right, who remains on the loose. (Pocono Record) This image, provided by The Morning Call, shows 39-year-old James Tully. Friends and strangers are rallying to help a man whom police have repeatedly mistaken for Eric Frein, the alleged cop killer and survivalist still on the loose in northeastern Pennsylvania. James Tully, who doesn’t own a car and who walks 5 miles to work every day, has been mistaken for Frein more than 20 times by heavily-armed law enforcement scouring the Pocono mountain region for Frein, according to local news reports. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT On at least one occasion, Tully, 39, claims he was forced to the ground and had a rifle pointed at his head by an officer as he walked to his job along a heavily wooded road near where Frein is believed to be hiding, according to the Pocono Record. Hundreds …

    October 24, 2014 3:45 am
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Politics

  • Utah Supreme Court clears way for adoption by partners of same-sex spouses


    (Reuters) – The Utah Supreme Court on Thursday lifted an order that had blocked spouses in same-sex marriages from adopting their partners’ children, state officials said. The state’s highest court had imposed a stay on the adoptions in May, while Utah appealed a federal ruling last year that permitted same-sex marriages for 17 days before the Supreme Court halted them pending appeal. Earlier this month, after the U.S. Supreme Court denied appeals of same-sex marriage bans and an appeals court reaffirmed its order making same-sex marriage legal in the state, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes ordered county clerks to recognize all legally performed same-sex marriages. On the same day, Reyes petitioned the state Supreme Court to remove its stay of the adoptions, saying the issue was now moot. Missy Larsen, a spokeswoman for Reyes, said the high court’s action on Thursday came in response to that petition. (Reporting by Sharon Bernstein in Sacramento, Calif.; Editing …

    October 24, 2014 12:42 am
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Stocks

  • FCC calls timeout on Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger


    The FCC pauses its review of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal sending the merger potentially in 2015. Those waiting for a Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger — and possibly improved cable service in cities like New York City and Los Angeles — are going to have to hold out a bit longer. Government regulators at the Federal Communications Commission have paused the unofficial 180-day clock on the review of the proposed deal between the two cable giants. The delay was reported on Wednesday, one day before Comcast reported better-than-expected third quarter earnings. “The stoppage… doesn’t reflect any substantive concerns with our transaction,” Comcast CEO Brian Roberts told investors on a conference call on Thursday. “We continue to believe that the review will get completed, as we previously said, and hopefully close sometime early in 2015.” The pause comes amid objections by rival content companies like Disney and CBS over disclosing confidential programming contracts with providers. “It …

    October 24, 2014 3:44 am
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Sports

  • Williams guaranteed year-end number one ranking


    SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Serena Williams clinched the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time without hitting a ball on Friday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, was eliminated from the WTA Finals. Needing to win in straight sets to stand any chance of advancing to the semi-finals, Sharapova lost the second set of her match against Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska at Singapore’s Indoor Stadium, ending her slim hopes of leapfrogging Williams for the top spot. Sharapova had led 7-5 5-1 and appeared to be cruising toward victory but Radwanska dug deep to reel off five straight games and force a tiebreak, which she won 7-4 to even up the match and effectively eliminate the Russian from the tournament. Sharapova has already lost to Caroline Wozniacki and Petra Kvitova in the White Group and even if she goes on to win against Radwanska, the victory would only be a …

    October 24, 2014 3:45 am
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World News

  • Canada attack ‘not linked to IS’


    24 October 2014 Last updated at 08:56 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. CCTV footage explained by RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson There is no evidence so far that a gunman who attacked Canada’s capital had links to Middle Eastern Islamist extremists, the government says. Foreign Minister John Baird told the BBC that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was “certainly radicalised” but not on a list of high-risk individuals. Zehaf-Bibeau killed a soldier at Ottawa’s war memorial before being shot dead in the nearby parliament building. Police have released video showing how the gunman stormed parliament. It has also emerged that Prime Minister Stephen Harper hid in a cupboard in parliament for about 15 minutes during Wednesday’s attack as MPs sharpened flagpoles to use as spears against the gunman. ‘Huge concern’ Mr Baird told the BBC there were no substantiated claims yet that Zehaf-Bibeau was associated with Islamic State. Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript …

    October 24, 2014 3:45 am
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Technology

  • Voice Recognition for the Internet of Things


    It’s not unusual to find yourself talking to an uncoöperative appliance or gadget. Soon, though, it could soon be more common for those devices to actually pay attention. A startup called Wit.ai plans to make it easy for hardware makers and software developers to add custom voice controls to everything from smartphones and smart watches to Internet-connected thermostats and drones. While big companies like Apple and Google have their own voice recognition technology, smaller companies and independent developers don’t have the deep pockets required to create voice software that continuously learns from mountains of data. Wit.ai, based in Palo Alto, California, is taking aim at the swiftly growing number of devices with small displays, or no screen at all, and at activities like driving and cooking, where you may want the aid of technology but don’t want to look at or touch a display. And to give all kinds of developers access to a simple-to-use, …

    October 24, 2014 12:42 am
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Science

  • Just 30 years to save the planet


    The year isn’t quite over, but the forecasts are already in: 2013 will be another record-breaking year for carbon emissions. This year they will hit 9.7 gigatonnes – a 2.1% increase over the 2012 figure, which was itself a record at the time. The data comes in a report released on 19 November by the Global Carbon Project, an international group of climate scientists that have been documenting our carbon emissions since 2001. The one glimmer of good news is that the growth in emissions does at least seem to be slowing. The latest 2.1% rise is significantly below the 2.7% average annual increase we have seen since 2003. Even a skerrick of positive climate news is welcome. The Carbon Project report landed just a few weeks after an even more doom-laden climate document. Back in September, scientists and government representatives from around the globe gathered in Stockholm to sign off on the dense scientific …

    October 24, 2014 1:02 am
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Health

  • Lessons from the shock machine


    It’s a balmy summer evening in 1961 at Yale University in New Haven, Conneciticut, as people hurry to the psychology department. They are paid volunteers for a study that has been advertised in a local newspaper as an investigation into memory and learning. Little do they know that, once inside, they will be ordered to torture a man. Each volunteer is met in the laboratory by “Mr Williams”, a stern-looking man in a grey lab coat. He explains that the volunteer is to act as a “teacher” in the experiment. Their job is to punish incorrect answers by administering electric shocks to a “learner”, the affable “Mr Wallace”, in a room next door. Williams introduces the teacher to the learner and then, strapping the learner into a chair, attaches electrodes to his wrists. The teacher must administer an increasing level of voltage to the learner for each wrong answer by pushing a switch on a …

    October 24, 2014 12:42 am
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Entertainment

  • Top 20 Steamy Celebrity Fights and Grudges


    Who doesn’t love a good fight? You know your family drama has nothing on some of these epic celebrity battles. From nasty backbiting to public dissing, some of these feuds were fueled by public attention. When celebrities fight, it can get ugly and it doesn’t stay behind closed doors! These very public feuds are likely battles to be talked about for years to come. The next time you and your best bud have a falling out over some silly drama, take a few minutes for a reality check and read over a few of these crazy celebrity fights and grudges. 20. Eminem and Mariah Carey An odd feud of sorts. This battle of the musicians started in 2002 when Eminem claimed he and Mariah Carey had been in a relationship. Carey denied the insinuation and what followed was years of back and forth insults via song and music video. Carey parodied Eminmen on a tour, …

    October 24, 2014 4:25 am
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Editorial

  • Ottawa shooting: Why are terrorists attacking Canada?


    An unarmed Canadian military guard was shot in Ottawa Wednesday morning by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a convert to Islam and a self-declared jihadist whose alleged photo was posted hours after the shooting on Islamic State social media. The killer then entered the Canadian Parliament presumably with the intention of massacring lawmakers inside their caucus rooms. Zehaf-Bibeau was shot by the Parliament’s sergeant of arms, who became a citizen soldier for that particular moment. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Canadian authorities launched a counterterrorism operation to track other possible gunmen at the same location. Forty hours earlier, another member of the Canadian military was killed by an indoctrinated convert, identified as Martin Rouleau, in the province of Quebec. Weeks before, threats issued by the Islamic State included directives to their members and supporters to strike — in any way they can — against the United States and its allies, including Canada, in retaliation for Coalition airstrikes against jihadi forces in …

    October 24, 2014 12:42 am
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Odd News

  • Romanian princess, husband sentenced for Oregon cockfighting ring


    PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) – A princess fifth in line for the Romanian throne and her husband who admitted running a cockfighting ring in rural Oregon have both sentenced to probation and ordered to forfeit $200,000 from the sale of the property, federal prosecutors said on Thursday. Irina Walker and her husband John Walker pleaded guilty in July to one count of running an illegal gambling operation with at a barn-like structure on their ranch in Irrigon, near the Washington state border, where they held cockfighting “derbies.” Prosecutors said the cockfighting events came complete with a chef cooking Mexican food and alcoholic drinks. They said the Walkers charged attendees $20, while participants paid $1,000 to enter up to five roosters in fights. As part of a plea agreement with prosecutors that saw additional charges dropped, the couple admitted to financing, supervising and owning the cockfighting venture during 2012 and 2013. They were each sentenced on Wednesday …

    October 23, 2014 4:54 pm
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