• Blazers seek upset of second-ranked Badgers

    Nassau, Bahamas (SportsNetwork.com) – The No. 2 team in the land takes the court in the Battle 4 Atlantis on Wednesday evening, as the Wisconsin Badgers square off against the UAB Blazers. Both teams are...
  • Family ‘crushed’ by Ferguson ruling

    Family ‘crushed’ by Ferguson ruling

    26 November 2014 Last updated at 17:07 Lesley McSpadden (left) said her son did not have a history of violence The family of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot dead by a policeman, say they...
  • Sex assault charge for radio host

    Sex assault charge for radio host

    26 November 2014 Last updated at 16:43 Ghomeshi was the presenter of the popular arts and culture radio show Q Former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation presenter Jian Ghomeshi has been arrested and charged with sexual assault,...
  • Black Friday: Europe’s stores educate shoppers

    Black Friday: Europe’s stores educate shoppers

    Stores in Europe are forced to adopt the Black Friday tradition. Black Friday is spreading to Europe — although some shoppers need a little nudge to understand why they are getting a deal. More European...
  • Nato fears Russian Black Sea control

    Nato fears Russian Black Sea control

    26 November 2014 Last updated at 15:14 Nato’s Gen Breedlove is in Ukraine for high-level talks with the Ukrainian leadership Nato’s top military commander, Gen Philip Breedlove, has warned that Russian “militarisation” of the annexed...

Headline News

  • Texas man dies after crashing vehicle in parking lot stunt


    DALLAS (Reuters) – A Texas man doing high-speed spins in his sports utility vehicle at a Dallas-area Wal-Mart parking lot died after his car crashed into a loading dock, trapping him inside, and caught fire, police said on Wednesday. North Richland Hills police said they responded to reports of reckless driving at the mostly empty parking lot early Tuesday morning and found the vehicle stuck in a pile of wooden pallets, engulfed in flames. The unidentified driver reportedly drove in circles backward, doing “donuts” before crashing, police said. Emergency personnel were not able to rescue the man from the vehicle and he died at the scene. (Reporting by Lisa Maria Garza; Editing by Jon Herskovitz and Bill Trott)

    November 26, 2014 12:03 pm
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Politics

  • U.N. investigators urge Obama to release CIA report


    GENEVA (Reuters) – United Nations human rights investigators called on President Barack Obama to live up to principles preached by the United States around the world and release a long completed report on CIA interrogation methods. In an open letter issued in Geneva, the seven investigators and academic legal experts, said publication of the report by a Senate committee would be welcomed by victims of torture and their supporters everywhere. Among the signatories were the world body’s special rapporteurs for torture and for freedom of expression. “As a nation that has publicly affirmed its belief that respect for truth advances respect for the rule of law, and as a nation that frequently calls for transparency and accountability in other countries, the United States must rise to meet the standards it has set both for itself and others,” the open letter declared. The Senate committee spent four years investigating waterboarding and other CIA practices used against …

    November 26, 2014 9:42 am
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Stocks

  • Black Friday: Europe’s stores educate shoppers


    Stores in Europe are forced to adopt the Black Friday tradition. Black Friday is spreading to Europe — although some shoppers need a little nudge to understand why they are getting a deal. More European retailers have been forced to compete with Black Friday online shopping offers since Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) introduced the trend to its European customers in 2010. “As online retail shopping is global, the trends of other regions have been more easily assimilated,” says Alastair McCaig at IG Group in London. The New West End Company, which represents stores in London’s busiest shopping district, predicts the Black Friday weekend will be London’s busiest shopping period in the run-up to Christmas — much bigger than previous years. Related: The ultimate guide to shopping on Thanksgiving A report by Visa Europe forecasts Friday will be the biggest ever online shopping day in the U.K., and on Friday $568,000 (£360,000) will be spent on Visa …

    November 26, 2014 10:42 am
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Sports

  • Blazers seek upset of second-ranked Badgers


    Nassau, Bahamas (SportsNetwork.com) – The No. 2 team in the land takes the court in the Battle 4 Atlantis on Wednesday evening, as the Wisconsin Badgers square off against the UAB Blazers. Both teams are playing their first game outside of their home arena, with the Badgers winning their first four, and the Blazers splitting their four. Wisconsin has put forth one stifling defensive effort after another, in beating the likes of Northern Kentucky (62-31), Chattanooga (89-45), Green Bay (84-60) and Boise State (78-54). UAB’s victories have come against Young Harris (94-81) and Jackson State (58-50), while its losses were to ULM (74-65) and USF (73-71 OT). This bout marks the first meeting between the Badgers and Blazers, and both teams will return to action on Thanksgiving to tangle with either Florida or Georgetown, depending on the outcomes of Wednesday’s games. Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky has been a beast here in the early going, averaging a …

    November 26, 2014 11:23 am
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World News

  • Family ‘crushed’ by Ferguson ruling


    26 November 2014 Last updated at 17:07 Lesley McSpadden (left) said her son did not have a history of violence The family of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot dead by a policeman, say they are “crushed” by the grand jury’s decision not to charge Darren Wilson. Mr Brown’s father told NBC News his son’s character had been “crucified”, while his mother described Mr Wilson’s recent remarks as “disrespectful”. Mr Wilson, who shot dead Mr Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August, has told US media he has a “clean conscience”. There were protests over the ruling in 13 US cities on Tuesday night. In Ferguson, there was some unrest on as protesters scuffled with police, and a police car outside the town hall was set alight. However, police said security was “much better” than Monday, when there was widespread rioting and looting, and more than a dozen buildings were set alight. About 2,000 National Guard …

    November 26, 2014 11:23 am
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Technology

  • Minecraft at Tate: in gaming, the Renaissance has returned


    The spaces created by video games are sublime and majestic. We wander in desolate cityscapes, eerie caverns, on rolling freeways. These worlds are three-dimensional, physically (if not emotionally) deep and complex. What could be more modern, more futuristic? Except we’ve been here before. Trying to land a space shuttle on a strikingly real Florida landscape last night, I had a sense of deja vu. This is all so familiar – the spatial solidity, the rich perspectives, the precision of objects. Video games have recreated one of art’s oldest impulses. The compulsion to create model worlds has driven some of the most delightful art of the last 3,000 years. From ancient Egyptian models of farms and breweries (complete with workers) that were put in tombs to provide food and beer for the dead, to miniature Chinese mountains with tiny monks climbing little stairways to heaven, art has tried again and again to provide the satisfaction and …

    November 26, 2014 9:43 am
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Science

  • New 3D topological insulator is the nearest to perfection yet


    Cutting edge: 3D topological insulator is best yet Researchers in the US say that they have made the best 3D topological insulator to date. The material is called bismuth antimony tellurium selenide (BiSbTeSe2) and could be of fundamental importance for testing a number of condensed-matter and particle-physics theories. The material could also find use in spintronics devices and be used to build robust topological quantum bits (qubits) for quantum computers. Topological insulators are materials that are electrical insulators in the bulk but can conduct electricity on their surface via special surface electronic states. “Most topological insulators made to date have not been completely insulating in the bulk, because of impurities (unintentionally introduced during material synthesis or processing) that doped the bulk and made it conducting,” explains Yong Chen of Purdue University, who led the research. “Our topological insulator appears not to conduct at all in the bulk but does so only at its surface.” The …

    November 26, 2014 10:03 am
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Health

  • Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows


    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Obesity is associated with close to 500,000 new cancer cases worldwide each year, and nearly two-thirds of obesity-related cancers occur in North America and Europe, a new report shows. The analysis of data from 184 countries showed that excess weight was associated with 345,000 (5.4 percent) of new cancers in women in 2012, and 136,000 (1.9 percent) of new cancers in men in 2012. Among women, postmenopausal breast, endometrial and colon cancers accounted for nearly three-quarters (250,000 cases) of obesity-related cancers, while colon and kidney cancers accounted for more than two-thirds (nearly 90,000 cases) of obesity-related cancers in men. Excess weight was associated with about 8 percent of cancers in women and 3 percent of cancers in men in developed nations, compared with 1.5 percent of cancers in women and 0.3 percent of cancers in men in developing nations. In 2012, the highest number of obesity-related cancers was …

    November 26, 2014 9:42 am
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Entertainment

  • Khloe Kardashian Gives Kim Some Competition In The Booty Department


    Posted on Wed Nov 26th, 2014 9:00am PDT       By X17 Staff Her body is banging! Khloe Kardashian headed to her daily gym session yesterday in L.A., and we don’t think the reality star realized her leggings were totally see thru, but it’s not like we’re complaining! French Montana’s lady love has a better backside than her sister Kimmy K! With a figure this hot, it makes no sense to us why she’s dating the “Don’t Panic” rapper. She could do so much better! Although, the E! starlet might ditch her beau after she catches wind of his recent comments, in which he emphatically stated that he would never sign a prenup if they were going to get married. She’s a catch with a good personality and a super nice tush!   SEE THE GALLERY Khloe Kardashian Shows Off Major Cleavage At The Gym Stories from around the Web

    November 26, 2014 11:23 am
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Editorial

  • Obama’s immigration amnesty: Why aren’t African-Americans outraged by president’s actions?


    Addressing the nation last Thursday, President Obama sought to justify his misreading of the Constitution by unilaterally granting legal protection to 5 million illegal immigrants. In this, he reminded me of what Richard Nixon told David Frost in a 1977 interview. The exchange is worth recalling: “FROST: So what in a sense you’re saying is that there are certain situations … where the president can decide that it’s in the best interests of the nation or something, and do something illegal. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT NIXON: Well, when the president does it that means that it is not illegal. FROST: By definition. NIXON: Exactly. Exactly.” The framers of the U.S. Constitution sought to limit the power of government and expand individual liberty. President Obama sees it the other way. Whether he violated the constitutional limits of his power will be debated and possibly decided in the courts and by the new Republican majority in Congress, but there …

    November 26, 2014 9:42 am
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Odd News

  • Swiss group wants sausage dogs to be petted, not eaten


    ZURICH (Reuters) – An animal rights group has petitioned the Swiss government to ban a traditional, if rare, practice of eating cats for dinner and turning dogs into sausages. Tomi Tomek, president of the animal rights group SOS CHATS Noiraigue, which campaigned successfully last year to ban the sale of cat fur, said 3 percent of the population still eat cat and dog, mainly in the regions of Appenzell, Lucerne, Jura and Berne. “You can’t report it to the police because there’s no law against it,” she said. Dog meat is traditionally used to make sausages and a fatty remedy for rheumatism, while cat can be served for Christmas dinner. The activists handed in a petition with 17,900 signatures calling for the consumption of family pets to be outlawed. (Reporting by Caroline Copley; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

    November 26, 2014 10:02 am
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