• Rwanda urged to take BBC to court

    Rwanda urged to take BBC to court

    28 February 2015 Last updated at 17:25 The skulls of some of those killed are on display in Rwanda to remind people of the genocide An inquiry in Rwanda has recommended that the government initiate...
  • Blue Jackets activate Bobrovsky from IR

    Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – The Columbus Blue Jackets activated goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky from injured reserve on Saturday. Bobrovsky missed Columbus’ last 15 games and the All-Star festivities in his home city because of a groin...
  • Kim Kardashian And Her Big Booty Are Back In Town

    Kim Kardashian And Her Big Booty Are Back In Town

    Posted on Sat Feb 28th, 2015 9:30am PDT       By X17 Staff Kim Kardashian was in London for the BRIT Awards earlier this week, and after flying in to Los Angeles International Airport, she made a quick...
  • Eight guilty over $100m Paris heists

    Eight guilty over $100m Paris heists

    28 February 2015 Last updated at 16:55 The Harry Winston boutique attracts a wealthy clientele Eight men have been jailed over a double heist on the Harry Winston store in Paris that netted watches and...
  • Rooney’s brace powers United past Sunderland

    Manchester, England (SportsNetwork.com) – Wayne Rooney scored a pair of second-half goals on Saturday as Manchester United cruised to a 2-0 victory over 10-man Sunderland at Old Trafford. With fellow striker Robin van Persie picking...
  • More details emerge on background of Missouri shooter

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Reuters) – Authorities continued to search for answers on Saturday in the murders of seven people in a small Missouri town as details emerged of the alleged shooter’s criminal background and local...
  • Advice from Warren Buffett that could make you rich

    Advice from Warren Buffett that could make you rich

    The Berkshire Hathaway annual letter is out, and Warren Buffett again finds new ways to preach what he’s been saying for 50 years. Such consistency has paid off for Buffett: A jaw-dropping return of 1,826,163%...

Headline News

  • Judge: Defendant competent to stand trial in 2013 shootings at municipal meeting that killed 3


    STROUDSBURG, Pa. –  A judge has ruled a Pennsylvania man competent to stand trial in the shooting deaths of three people during a municipal meeting. Judge Joseph Cronin denied a defense request that he find 60-year-old Rockne Newell unfit for trial in Monroe County and send him to a mental health facility for treatment. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Defense attorneys say Newell has a long history of mental illness and refuses to discuss what happened at the August 2013 supervisors’ meeting in the Pocono Mountains community of Ross Township. But the judge ruled that Newell’s refusal to cooperate with his attorneys is his choice, not an inability to do so. Authorities allege that Newell shot three people to death at the meeting and wounded a fourth person because he was upset after losing his property.

    February 28, 2015 12:44 pm
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Politics

  • Are Republicans really in charge? Good question


    By ERICA WERNER February 28, 2015 Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, walks to the chamber as the House failed to advance a short-term funding measure to keep the Department of Homeland Security funded past a midnight deadline, at the Capitol.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Two months into full Republican control of Congress, GOP leaders are struggling to demonstrate they really are in charge. The stunning House defeat Friday of a three-week spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security exposed Speaker John Boehner’s weakness in the face of rebellious conservatives. It also again demonstrated his need to rely on Democrats at critical moments as the minority party’s agreement to a one-week spending bill helped the speaker get it over the finish line with only hours to spare before a threatened agency shutdown. President Barack Obama signed the bill shortly before midnight. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., already had bowed to Democrats’ demands and …

    February 28, 2015 9:24 am
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Stocks

  • Advice from Warren Buffett that could make you rich


    The Berkshire Hathaway annual letter is out, and Warren Buffett again finds new ways to preach what he’s been saying for 50 years. Such consistency has paid off for Buffett: A jaw-dropping return of 1,826,163% over the past half century. That’s an average annual gain of 21.6%, compared to 9.9% for the SP 500. You probably can’t do as well as Buffett — he’s got a lot of advantages you don’t — but his advice can get you a lot of the way to reaching your goals. 1. “America’s best days lie ahead” Remember 2008, the early days of the Great Recession? A lot of people couldn’t imagine better days ahead, got scared and sold their stocks. A massive rally of 200% followed for those with the courage to ride out the tough times. Buffett and his partner Charlie Munger held strong, and took the opportunity to pick up bargains. True, they’re billionaires and can …

    February 28, 2015 11:44 am
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Sports

  • Blue Jackets activate Bobrovsky from IR


    Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) – The Columbus Blue Jackets activated goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky from injured reserve on Saturday. Bobrovsky missed Columbus’ last 15 games and the All-Star festivities in his home city because of a groin injury he suffered at Winnipeg on Jan. 21. The 2013 Vezina Trophy winner has compiled a 16-15-2 record with a 2.85 goals against average and a .913 save percentage this season. The Blue Jackets assigned goaltender Oscar Dansk to Springfield of the American Hockey League. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT

    February 28, 2015 12:45 pm
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World News

  • Rwanda urged to take BBC to court


    28 February 2015 Last updated at 17:25 The skulls of some of those killed are on display in Rwanda to remind people of the genocide An inquiry in Rwanda has recommended that the government initiate criminal and civil proceedings against the BBC over a documentary which questioned official accounts of the 1994 genocide. Inquiry head Martin Ngoga found that the documentary failed to meet the BBC’s own editorial standards. The BBC says it is extremely disappointed by the findings. Rwanda suspended broadcasts by the BBC’s Kinyarwanda language service after the TV documentary was aired. At least 800,000 people died in the genocide over a 100-day period. The BBC argues that it has a duty to investigate difficult and challenging subjects Those killed are generally believed to be mostly members of the minority ethnic Tutsi group, and Hutus opposed to the mass slaughter. The BBC programme Rwanda, The Untold Story, included interviews with US-based researchers who …

    February 28, 2015 12:45 pm
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Technology

  • For Samsung, Galaxy S6 needs to hit with a big bang


    Samsung will soon introduce the Galaxy S6, which follows the release of the Note 4 (pictured here) last fall. Sarah Tew/CNET Samsung, set to debut new models of its top-of-the-line smartphone, needs to offer a design that convinces people to do something they didn’t do the last time the Galaxy was updated: buy them. After leading the smartphone market for the past four years, Samsung has seen its profit slide as customers have defected to rival Xiaomi in China, Micromax in India and Apple nearly everywhere else. In the global smartphone market, Samsung tied with Apple as the No. 1 vendor in the fourth quarter of 2014 — a competitor it had crushed not too long ago. With the new Galaxy S6, set to debut on Sunday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Samsung is expected to deliver two versions of the smartphone that incorporate sleeker materials, like metal, versus its previous plastic designs. And …

    February 28, 2015 9:23 am
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Science

  • The Disease That Killed "Spock": Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


    The disease that killed Leonard Nimoy, the actor best known for his role as Mr. Spock on Star Trek, was chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), a progressive illness often linked to smoking. He died at his home on February 27 at the age of 83. He was one of the roughly fifteen million Americans diagnosed with the disorder.   But just what is COPD? That umbrella term refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-difficulties, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In the United States COPD most often stems from exposure to tobacco smoke. (Last year Nimoy tweeted to fans that he quit smoking three decades ago.) Genetic factors, respiratory infections and air pollutant exposures, however, can also play a role. It’s a leading cause of death in the U.S., with symptoms including shortness of breathing, wheezing, chronic coughing or excess production of mucus in the airway. The disease is typically diagnosed …

    February 28, 2015 9:24 am
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Health

  • Tips for Safe Snow Fun


    SATURDAY, Feb. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Winter sports are a great way to get exercise and fresh air, but they’re not without risks. In 2013, more than 343,000 people in the United States received medical treatment for winter sports injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Skiing topped the treatment list, with 138,559 injuries. Snowboarding accounted for 95,348 accidents; sledding, more than 63,000; and ice skating, about 47,000. “When it comes to winter sports, safety starts with knowing and practicing the rules,” Dr. Michael Cheek, a sports medicine specialist and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons spokesperson, said in an academy news release. Many skiing and snowboarding injuries can be prevented by using proper equipment and getting appropriate training, he pointed out. “Before hitting the slopes, inexperienced participants should consider taking a lesson [or several] from a qualified instructor to help prepare for the unexpected, like learning how to fall safely,” Cheek said. Common …

    February 28, 2015 9:25 am
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Entertainment

  • Kim Kardashian And Her Big Booty Are Back In Town


    Posted on Sat Feb 28th, 2015 9:30am PDT       By X17 Staff Kim Kardashian was in London for the BRIT Awards earlier this week, and after flying in to Los Angeles International Airport, she made a quick stop at her home and then headed to dinner at Casa Vega in Studio City. We know we rag on Kim for her frequent fashion fails and the fact that she often dresses her 20-month-old daughter Nori in equally awful outfits, but she looked amazing last night! The previous night Kim broke the internet when she tweeted a picture of her thong-clad booty to celebrate hitting 27 million Instagram followers. Geez, what’s she going to do when she hits 30 mil? Remember, this is the girl who got famous from a sex tape, and after she showed off her naked vag in that infamous Love magazine spread last month, we have no idea what’s next…   SEE THE GALLERY Kim …

    February 28, 2015 12:04 pm
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Editorial

  • Jeb Bush a ‘reform’ conservative? America doesn’t need conservatism lite


    I am wary of the adjectives Republican presidential candidates like to place in front of the word “conservative.” George W. Bush ran as a “compassionate conservative,” though after 9/11, when his administration turned from domestic policy to national security, he became better known as a neoconservative.  John McCain was a “maverick conservative” and Mitt Romney, a pragmatic businessman without a clear political philosophy, tried to market himself as “severely conservative.” And now comes the leading candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Jeb Bush, who has styled himself a “reform conservative.” ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Isn’t anyone content to be just a conservative anymore?  Isn’t anyone content to be just a conservative anymore?  Richard Nixon popularized the classic Republican campaign strategy: first run to the right to secure the party’s nomination, then run toward the center to win the general election. But today’s Republican presidential candidates apparently feel the need to build all that ambiguity into their …

    February 28, 2015 10:03 am
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Odd News

  • Circus acrobat reported missing in Atlanta has been found


    (Reuters) – An acrobat reported missing in Atlanta by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey circus has been found, a production company said on Friday. Police issued a missing person bulletin on Thursday for Wei Cao, a 25-year-old Chinese citizen who performs a bicycle and juggling act for the circus, after she missed a scheduled performance this week. Feld Entertainment, which produces the circus, said in a statement that Cao had been located and no additional information was available. A spokeswoman for the Atlanta Police Department said the agency had not been notified of the performer’s return. (Reporting by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Lisa Lambert)

    February 28, 2015 1:19 am
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