Headline News

  • San Francisco police chase ends with crash thought to kill 3

    SAN FRANCISCO –  A police chase in San Francisco on Saturday night ended with a fiery crash that is believed to have killed three people, KPIX-TV reported. The crash took place about 10 p.m. Saturday at Brannan and Ninth streets. The incident started with a police chase at 5th and Bryant streets, police told KPIX (http://cbsloc.al/1QkQRJi). A California Highway Patrol officer started to follow a car and the car immediately started racing through red lights. Police said officers called off the pursuit, but the speeding car crashed into a taxi and burst into flames, the television station reported. “The whole car burst into such intense flames — bang — nobody could survive,” witness Neal Taylor told KPIX. KPIX and KGO-TV report that three people are believed dead.

    February 7, 2016 4:08 am


  • Republican U.S. presidential hopefuls say Zika quarantine may be needed

    MANCHESTER, N.H. Two Republican U.S. presidential hopefuls said on Saturday they would implement quarantines of travelers if necessary to stop the spread of the Zika virus. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who garnered international attention in 2014 when he quarantined a nurse who returned to the United States after treating Ebola patients, said he would not hesitate to do it again. “You bet I would,” Christie said during a debate in New Hampshire with other Republican contenders for the White House. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, said using a quarantine is “not a simple issue” but if there was evidence that Zika infection is spreading, he too would utilize a quarantine. The Zika virus is carried by mosquitoes, which transmit it to humans. Two suspected cases of sexual transmission in the United States also raise questions about other ways that Zika may spread. The virus is affecting large parts of Latin American and the Caribbean. …

    February 7, 2016 12:27 am


  • Super Bowl’s big winner: Wings!

    Here’s a Super Bowl prediction that’s guaranteed to come true. Americans will eat millions of chicken wings while watching the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos on Sunday. It’s become cliche to say that a big event is such and such’s Super Bowl. Election Day is the Super Bowl for political junkies. The Oscars show is the Super Bowl for movie fans. But for Buffalo Wild Wings and Wingstop, the Super Bowl is literally their Super Bowl. Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) CEO Sally Smith told CNNMoney that she thinks the company will sell 12 million chicken wings on Sunday — up about 10% from last year. And Wingstop (WING) CEO Charlie Morrison is expecting that his company will sell 10 million wings, a 20% increase from Super Bowl XLIX. (The NFL has ditched the Roman numerals for this year’s golden anniversary. It’s just Super Bowl 50.) Related: Cam Newton may beat Peyton Manning on and off …

    February 7, 2016 2:48 am


  • McInnes pays tribute to ‘tired’ Dons

    Aberdeen are unbeaten in the Premiership since October Derek McInnes hailed his ‘tired’ Aberdeen side after they survived a late St Johnstone onslaught to earn three crucial Premiership points. The Dons moved level with Celtic at the top of the league with a 4-3 win at McDiarmid Park, three days after beating the champions at Pittodrie. “We had a lot of tired bodies out there after putting so much into that on Wednesday night,” McInnes said. “Sheer desire to get the job done got us there.” Aberdeen looked to be heading for a comfortable victory after two goals from Adam Rooney and strikes from Peter Pawlett and Niall McGinn put them 4-1 up with less than 20 minutes remaining. However, goals from Steven Anderson and Tam Scobbie gave the Saints hope late on, but the Dons held on for the win. “My biggest fear or concern for this game was the closing stages because of …

    February 7, 2016 4:08 am

World News

  • Why some African governments are clamping down on churches

    Media captionWhat will stop the rise in bogus preachers in Africa? Some governments and organisations in Africa are starting to think churches should be held accountable to a being other than God. Of concern to many with interests in the Christian faith are the “prophet of God” or “man of God” churches. These are led by self-proclaimed prophets or messengers who are believed by their millions of devoted followers to have the power to perform a range of miracles from healing the sick, curing Aids and even raising the dead. But who dares take on these seemingly untouchable men? Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta recently called for the regulation of churches. The government there says the move is aimed at stamping out bogus churches. “They are thieves and not preachers. We have to consult and know how to remove them,” the president is quoting as saying by Kenyan newspaper Daily Nation. When approached for comment on …

    February 7, 2016 4:08 am


  • Rise in online dating rape reports

    Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption More than nine million people in the UK have signed up to dating websites The number of people reporting being raped by someone they met on a dating app or website has risen six-fold in five years, official figures show. There were 184 rape allegations in 2014, up from 33 in 2009, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said. It said 85% of the rape victims were women and of these, 42% were aged 20 to 29 and 24% were between 40 and 49. The agency said it was concerned the number may be under-reported, and it encouraged victims to come forward. More than nine million people in the UK have signed up to dating websites. ‘Make people aware’ Sean Sutton of the NCA’s Serious Crime Analysis Section said further work was needed to understand the increase, but the team was considering whether this could include: The fact that people feel …

    February 7, 2016 12:47 am


  • Man-made underwater sound may have wider ecosystem effects than previously thought

    Related images(click to enlarge) Underwater sound linked to human activity could alter the behaviour of seabed creatures that play a vital role in marine ecosystems, according to new research from the University of Southampton. The study, reported in the journal Scientific Reports published by Nature, found that exposure to sounds that resemble shipping traffic and offshore construction activities results in behavioural responses in certain invertebrate species that live in the marine sediment. These species make a crucial contribution to the seabed ecosystem as their burrowing and bioirrigation activities (how much the organism moves water in and out of the sediment by its actions) are crucial in nutrient recycling and carbon storage. The study showed that some man-made sounds can cause certain species to reduce irrigation and sediment turnover. Such reductions can lead to the formation of compacted sediments that suffer reduced oxygen, potentially becoming anoxic (depleted of dissolved oxygen and a more severe condition of …

    February 7, 2016 3:27 am


  • Wildfires May Boost Ozone Levels in Cities: Study

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Wildfire smoke may boost levels of dangerous ozone air pollution, researchers report. Colorado State University scientists analyzed data collected over nearly 10 years at hundreds of air monitoring sites across the United States. They found that ozone levels were higher on days when there was wildfire smoke in the air than on days without the smoke. This association was particularly evident in certain areas, including the Northeast corridor, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Birmingham and Kansas City, according to the study published recently in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. This is “not what you’d expect,” because most wildfires don’t occur near cities, study co-author Emily Fischer, an assistant professor of atmospheric science, noted in a university news release. However, the study data showed that as wildfire smoke plumes travel, higher levels of ozone are more likely to occur in cities than in rural areas. That suggests that wildfire smoke …

    February 7, 2016 4:07 am


  • Miley Cyrus And Christina Aguilera Rock Out With Their Tongues Out On The Set Of The Voice

    Posted on Sat Feb 6th, 2016 9:21am PDT       By X17 Staff Christina Aguilera/Twitter Miley Cyrus and Christina Aguilera posed for a photo on the set of The Voice on Friday, February 5, and it looks like the pop superstars are getting along just fine! In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if the two hung out off the set! Miley has joined season 10 of the hit show as a key adviser to coaches Aguilera, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell. Sounds like a lot of responsibility, but she’s up for it. “When Miley speaks everyone pays attention. Our artists are very lucky to have the benefit of her instincts and wisdom,” NBC exec Paul Telegdy said in a statement. “Our viewers will be treated to an inside look at one of the brightest minds in music and the entertainment industry who is at the forefront of pop culture.” And this isn’t the first time Miley’s rocked …

    February 7, 2016 3:07 am


  • Stossel: Why Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton are 2016’s likely nominees

    Donald Trump is way ahead in the polls for the Republican nomination.   Bernie Sanders will win the New Hampshire Primary on Tuesday, and he’s close to Hillary Clinton in national polls.   But neither Trump nor Sanders is likely to win! In our new Fox News TV special, “Tech Revolution” at 8 and 11 pm ET Sunday night, we’ll explain why the better way to predict winners is to look at betting odds. They give Marco Rubio more than a 50 percent chance of winning the nomination, and Hillary Clinton an 80 percent chance. Betting odds have a better track record than polls or pundits. They come from people who put their own money on the line, rather than people who just mouth off. George Mason University economist Robin Hanson puts it this way:  Imagine you’re in a bar… “You’re pontificating — and somebody challenges you and says, ‘want to bet?’ All of us, as …

    February 7, 2016 2:47 am

Odd News

  • Cars parked on thin ice get icy bath in Wisconsin

    Call it the polar bear plunge for cars and trucks. The drivers of 15 vehicles parked on ice at Geneva Lake in the Wisconsin for a so-called Winterfest celebration on Saturday, but their festivities were interrupted when the ice broke, police said. Five of the vehicles that fell into the water were salvaged, as their owners drove out of the chilly lake, but the remaining 10 cars and trucks were totaled, police for the town of Lake Geneva said in a statement. No one was injured in the incident, about 60 miles (100 km) northwest of Chicago, police said. “People park on the lake all the time from what I understand,” Laurie Oberhelman, one of the car owners, told Milwaukee television station WDJT. “It was a bad choice.” (Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by Robert Birsel)

    February 6, 2016 11:47 pm