• Alps crash co-pilot ‘made prediction’

    Alps crash co-pilot ‘made prediction’

    French rescue workers paid tribute to the air crash victims on Friday The Germanwings co-pilot thought to have deliberately crashed his Airbus in the French Alps, killing 150 people, predicted “one day everyone will know...
  • Rosberg heads Mercedes one-two in final practice

    SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg led a Mercedes one-two in the final free practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix, the German edging out Lewis Hamilton by 0.184 seconds a few hours ahead of...
  • Google strikes back at Wall Street Journal

    Google strikes back at Wall Street Journal

    Google is tearing into a recent Wall Street Journal report that claimed Google had gotten away with abusing its monopoly power. And this was no standard response. Google (GOOGL, Tech30) used playful animated GIFs to...
  • Knox and Sollecito cleared of murder

    The convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher have been quashed by Italy’s top appeals court. The decision is the final ruling in the case relating to...
  • Rockets beat Timberwolves to clinch playoff berth

    Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – The Houston Rockets clinched their third straight postseason berth with a 120-110 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday. Houston hit a season-high 20 3-point shots, led by James Harden’s six...

Headline News

  • Boston police officer wounded, suspect killed in shootout


    BOSTON –  A suspect in a motor vehicle stop opened fire on police on Friday evening and seriously wounded a decorated officer before being killed by other officers at the scene, authorities said. An apparent bystander also was shot. Officer John Moynihan, 34, was shot just below his right eye and was in critical condition in an induced coma fighting for his life at a hospital, police Commissioner William Evans said. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Other officers returned fire and killed the suspect at the scene, Evans said. A woman at the scene suffered a flesh wound to her right arm and was in good spirits, and three other officers were taken to a hospital with stress-related problems, he said. The names of the suspect and the wounded woman weren’t immediately released. Moynihan is on the police Youth Violence Task Force and is a highly decorated military veteran, Evans said. He is a former Army Ranger who …

    March 28, 2015 3:49 am
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Politics

  • Senate Democrat Reid to retire; wants Schumer as next leader


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said on Friday he will retire next year and threw his weight behind New York Senator Chuck Schumer to replace him as leader after he leaves office. Reid will stay in his post for another 22 months but his announcement positions Schumer, a New Yorker and Wall Street ally, as his heir apparent as the party gears up to try to regain control of the Senate in elections next year. Schumer immediately began rounding up supporters, while his nearest potential rival, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, announced through a spokesman that he will support Schumer to be the Senate Democrats’ next leader after the November 2016 elections. “I am honored and humbled to have the support of so many of my colleagues and look forward to our Senate Democratic Caucus continuing to fight for the middle class,” Schumer said in a statement. By the middle of the …

    March 28, 2015 2:48 am
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Stocks

  • Google strikes back at Wall Street Journal


    Google is tearing into a recent Wall Street Journal report that claimed Google had gotten away with abusing its monopoly power. And this was no standard response. Google (GOOGL, Tech30) used playful animated GIFs to make seething points directed at the Journal and its parent company News Corp. Here’s the back story. In 2013, the Federal Trade Commission decided not to sue Google over antitrust issues. However, on March 19, the Journal revealed that FTC investigators back then did actually feel that Google used abusive, anticompetitive tactics. In a blog post Friday, Google called the Journal’s report inaccurate. Google’s senior vice president of communications and policy, Rachel Whetstone, countered several points in the story. For example, the Journal report hinted at Google’s influence in the White House, counting 230 visits there. But Whetstone said engineers were busy fixing Healthcare.gov and discussing patent reform and self-driving cars. So what about those GIFs? Last year, News Corp …

    March 28, 2015 3:08 am
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Sports

  • Rosberg heads Mercedes one-two in final practice


    SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg led a Mercedes one-two in the final free practice session for the Malaysian Grand Prix, the German edging out Lewis Hamilton by 0.184 seconds a few hours ahead of qualifying on Saturday. With track temperatures soaring up to 62 degrees Celsius early in the 60-minute session, a majority of the field sat out the middle section before donning the faster medium-compound tires in the final minutes to set timed laps. Rosberg was quickest on the hard tires as well but managed to coax his Mercedes around the 5.543 km Sepang International Circuit in one minute, 39.690 seconds in the closing stages to set the fastest time of the weekend. Hamilton complained over the radio that “his braking was all over the place” after locking up twice on slow corners early in the session but the world champion appeared more comfortable on his return to the track as he crossed …

    March 28, 2015 3:49 am
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World News

  • Alps crash co-pilot ‘made prediction’


    French rescue workers paid tribute to the air crash victims on Friday The Germanwings co-pilot thought to have deliberately crashed his Airbus in the French Alps, killing 150 people, predicted “one day everyone will know my name”, his ex-girlfriend says. In an interview with Germany’s Bild newspaper, she recalled a comment Andreas Lubitz made last year. “One day I’m going to do something that will change the whole system, and everyone will know my name and remember,” he told her. Flight 4U 9525 crashed on Tuesday. The woman, a 26-year-old flight attendant who flew with Mr Lubitz for five months last year, was “very shocked” when she heard the news, the papers says. If Mr Lubitz deliberately brought down the plane, “it is because he understood that because of his health problems, his big dream of a job at Lufthansa, as captain and as a long-haul pilot was practically impossible,” she told Bild. Memorial services …

    March 28, 2015 3:49 am
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Technology

  • On the road: Peugeot 508 RXH Blue HDi 180 – car review


    Peugeot considers itself at the enviro-vanguard, with all kinds of perfectly reasonable caveats (apart from so-and-so, who make cars that are tiny; and such-and-such, who only do electric). Apart from them, they really think they’re getting somewhere. The 508 RXH – top of the 508 range, and so much prettier than the 407 – has more up its sleeve than a bit of engine-cutting in traffic. The diesel engine is a patented world leader in particulate reduction. The emissions are the lowest I’ve encountered for a car this size (119g/km). To prevent overheating and lessen the need for air-conditioning, even the windows have a greenish tint which, with the acoustic lamination and leather upholstery, made me feel insulated and remote – echoingly far away from my fellow road users. Paradoxically, since the car is large, I was often closer than I thought. The blind spot sensors, tiny orange spirals on the wing mirrors, glowed. “Other …

    March 28, 2015 2:28 am
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Science

  • Damselfly war games


    Related images(click to enlarge) Before a male damselfly hot-headedly enters into a duel of aerial sparring, it first works out its strategy. It gives its opponent’s wings a once-over to assess its strength, knowing that more transparent wings and larger red spots generally show a stronger rival. Those who then decide to engage in long fights either try to wear their opponent down, or dazzle them with brilliant aerial moves that are too hard to follow. These damselfly war game strategies are set out in a study published in Springer’s journal The Science of Nature — Naturwissenschaften. Two research groups united forces to arrive at these findings, one based in Brazil, led by Rhainer Guillermo-Ferreira, and the other in Germany, led by Stanislav Gorb. Male Mnesarete pudica damselflies, like many other winged insects, engage in energy-consuming aerial stand-offs to secure the best mates and territory.. To find out how these insects decide whether or not …

    March 28, 2015 2:48 am
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Health

  • FDA rejects Adamis injection for treating acute allergies


    (Reuters) – The United States Food and Drug Administration rejected Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp’s injection for treating severe allergic reactions, the company said. Adamis Pharmaceuticals shares were down 37 percent at $3.40 in after-market trading. The FDA raised questions related to the volume of dose delivered by the pre-filled syringe, Adamis said on Friday. The regulator did not raise any other safety or efficacy issue related to the injection, designed as a low-cost alternative to prevailing auto-injectors. The company’s injection provides two single dose syringes of epinephrine, used in acute allergic reactions from insect stings, bites and food that can cause death. Adamis said it would meet with the FDA to discuss the future of the product. The company’s website estimated the drug’s market at about $800 million. (Reporting by Amrutha Penumudi and Anjali Rao Koppala in Bengaluru; Editing by Joyjeet Das)

    March 28, 2015 2:48 am
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Entertainment

  • Sean Penn Still Hasn’t Put A Ring On Charlize Theron’s Finger


    Posted on Fri Mar 27th, 2015 12:10pm PDT       By X17 Staff You know what Beyonce says! Charlize Theron grabbed coffee in Malibu yesterday, and even though it’s rumored she’s engaged to Sean Penn, she didn’t have a sparkler on her finger. What gives? We know they are still together, because the actor was waiting in the car as his lady love fetched them java. We already consider them like husband and wife, because the Milk star filed to adopt the South African beauty’s son Jackson in January, Us Weekly reported. That’s a good thing, because the blonde bombshell is going to be quite busy with her role in Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places. Mr. Penn is a lucky man!   SEE THE GALLERY Charlize Theron Grabs A Tasty Treat In Malibu Stories from around the Web

    March 28, 2015 3:09 am
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Editorial

  • Harry Reid: The poster child for term limits


    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., accompanied by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Reid is announcing he will not seek re-election to another term. The 75-year-old Reid says in a statement issued by his office Friday that he wants to make sure Democrats regain control of the Senate next year and that it would be “inappropriate” for him to soak up campaign resources when he could be focusing on putting the Democrats back in power. (AP 2015) I am a proud citizen of beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada. I escaped New York for “the Monte Carlo of America”– beautiful weather and sunshine all year long, with no personal income taxes, no business income taxes, no capital gains taxes, no inheritance taxes and the 9th lowest property taxes in America. What does a conservative call a place like that? HEAVEN. And things just got even …

    March 28, 2015 2:49 am
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Odd News

  • Daughter bests father in feud at Japan shareholder’s meeting


    TOKYO (Reuters) – A rare family feud erupted in a Japanese shareholders meeting on Friday, when the chief executive of Otsuka Kagu Ltd defeated her father’s attempt to oust her, vowing to push ahead with her plan to take the furniture retailer more mass-market. “I am sorry that things have come to this,” Kumiko Otsuka, 47, coolly told shareholders in the meeting, in which she instructed her father, company founder and chairman Katsuhisa Otsuka, and her mother to identify themselves by name and shareholder number. The daughter overcame the chairman’s challenge by an undisclosed majority vote. “I had five children,” the father said from the audience as he pleaded with shareholders to back his return as CEO. “Kumiko was the first and she was a difficult birth.” Kumiko’s mother also gave a rambling speech criticizing the CEO, until another shareholder yelled at her to stop. The Otsuka family showdown – virtually unheard of in Japan’s …

    March 27, 2015 10:40 am
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