• Hillary Clinton given clean bill of health by her doctor

    WASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is healthy and “fit to serve” with no lingering effects from a 2012 concussion that caused a health scare when she was secretary of state, her personal physician said...
  • Nato agrees support for Iraqi army

    Nato agrees support for Iraqi army

    The Iraqi army has suffered huge losses at the hand of Islamic State militants Nato members have agreed measures to strengthen Iraq’s security forces, which have suffered near-collapse in the face of an Islamic State...
  • 7 Metaphors to Help Understand Being an Entrepreneur

    A metaphor describes one thing in terms of another, hopefully making that one thing easier to understand. Here are seven metaphors to help better understand the logic of entrepreneurship. The logic may surprise you, as...
  • Uber is the most valuable startup in the world

    Uber is the most valuable startup in the world

    Uber is now the most valuable startup in the world. CNNMoney has confirmed that the company has closed a new round of funding of nearly $1 billion. According to PrivCo, a data provider on privately-held...
  • FDA says investigating latest cyclosporiasis outbreak

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is investigating the latest outbreak of cyclosporiasis in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been notified of about 358 confirmed cases...
  • How the Brain Purges Bad Memories

    The brain is extraordinarily good at alerting us to threats. Loud noises, noxious smells, approaching predators: they all send electrical impulses buzzing down our sensory neurons, pinging our brain’s fear circuitry and, in some cases,...

Headline News

  • 7 Metaphors to Help Understand Being an Entrepreneur


    A metaphor describes one thing in terms of another, hopefully making that one thing easier to understand. Here are seven metaphors to help better understand the logic of entrepreneurship. The logic may surprise you, as it is not the logic taught in business school. 1. Find your flow. Do what concentrates your motivation. Based on Mihály Csíkszentmihályi’s work entitled Flow, find the work that brings you joy, where you are creating things spontaneously, as if you were in a jazz band. Who you are, who and what you know determine the means of your entrepreneurial endeavor. According to Saras Sarasvathy in Effectuation, the founders of Starbucks did not study market trends but their own need for quality coffee. Facebook began as a sophomoric (pun intended) social comparison tool. Related: The Happiest People Know Their ‘Flow State.’ What’s Yours? 2. Choose the bird in the hand. To put it another way, expert entrepreneurs follow more of …

    July 31, 2015 3:39 pm
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Politics

  • Hillary Clinton given clean bill of health by her doctor


    WASHINGTON Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is healthy and “fit to serve” with no lingering effects from a 2012 concussion that caused a health scare when she was secretary of state, her personal physician said on Friday. The Clinton campaign released a statement from her doctor, Lisa Bardack of Mount Kisco, New York, that detailed the health status of Clinton, the front-runner to represent the Democratic Party in the November 2016 presidential election. It said she takes blood thinners daily to guard against blood clots that have arisen on three occasions, in 1998, 2009 and 2012, and suffers from hypothyroidism. One of the questions about the 67-year-old Clinton’s health has been whether she had completely recovered from a concussion suffered when she fainted in December 2012 after contracting a stomach virus while traveling abroad and becoming dehydrated. During follow-up evaluations concerning the concussion, Clinton was found to have a blood clot in her head, the …

    July 31, 2015 3:58 pm
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Stocks

  • Uber is the most valuable startup in the world


    Uber is now the most valuable startup in the world. CNNMoney has confirmed that the company has closed a new round of funding of nearly $1 billion. According to PrivCo, a data provider on privately-held companies, this values the firm at close to $51 billion. That means it surpasses Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi as the most valuable privately-held company. Xiaomi was most recently valued at $46 billion, according to PrivCo. Airbnb comes in third; it’s valued at over $25 billion. Uber’s valuation has increased by $10 billion in just seven months, said PrivCo research analyst Chris Pisarski. The company had raised $1.8 billion at a $40 billion valuation in just December. While it took Facebook (FB, Tech30) nearly seven years to achieve a $50 billion valuation, Uber has hit it in just five years. The service operates in more than 300 cities in 58 countries. The new funding comes from investors including Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) …

    July 31, 2015 3:38 pm
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Sports

  • Ravens Jimmy Smith wants place among top NFL cornerbacks


    OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Jimmy Smith is healthy, very wealthy and ready to take on all NFL quarterbacks who dare throw to his side of the field. After missing the final eight games of the 2014 season with a foot injury that required surgery, Smith signed a four-year, $48 million contract with the Baltimore Ravens in April. The deal, which includes $21 million in guaranteed money, ranks high among the league’s cornerbacks. Smith is back on the field, eager to prove he’s the best in the game – regardless of the numbers on his paycheck. ”I’d be lying if I sat here and say that didn’t matter to me,” Smith said after Friday’s practice. ”Being one of the top-rated corners is more important to me than having the biggest contract. But I guess that just goes hand in hand. It’s very important to me for the league to know who I am as a cornerback.” …

    July 31, 2015 3:39 pm
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World News

  • Nato agrees support for Iraqi army


    The Iraqi army has suffered huge losses at the hand of Islamic State militants Nato members have agreed measures to strengthen Iraq’s security forces, which have suffered near-collapse in the face of an Islamic State offensive. The alliance said the measures would focus on seven key areas including military training, cyber defence, and reforming the security sector. The training will take place in Turkey and Jordan, Nato said in a statement. Iraq has seen a surge in violence in the past year, with the highest monthly death toll in January for six years. Jens Stoltenberg, Nato Secretary General, said the assistance program had been developed at Iraq’s request and in close consultation with Iraqi authorities. The programme will also develop Iraq’s security sector, bomb disposal capabilities, military medicine, and civil military planning, Mr Stoltenberg said. Nato will complement what is already being done by the US-led coalition against Islamic State, as well as actions by …

    July 31, 2015 3:39 pm
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Technology

  • Hackers expose security flaws in cars, phones — even guns


    You thought that Jeep hack was scary? Get ready for more bad news. The biggest cybersecurity conferences of the year — BlackHat and DefCon — are taking place in Las Vegas, and researchers are showing off new ways to hack Internet-connected cars. Watch CNET Update to learn about some of the latest flaws found, including a way to hack TrackingPoint’s high-tech rifle: Security is a bigger concern when more devices can connect online. But while we debate why a gun needs an app, Facebook is working to bring Internet to more countries with drones. CNET Update delivers the tech news you need in under three minutes. Watch Bridget Carey every afternoon for a breakdown of the big stories, hot devices, new apps, and what’s ahead. Subscribe to the podcast via the links below. Subscribe: iTunes (HD) | iTunes (SD) | iTunes (HQ) | iTunes (MP3) RSS (HD) | RSS (SD) | RSS (HQ)| RSS (MP3) …

    July 31, 2015 4:18 pm
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Science

  • How the Brain Purges Bad Memories


    The brain is extraordinarily good at alerting us to threats. Loud noises, noxious smells, approaching predators: they all send electrical impulses buzzing down our sensory neurons, pinging our brain’s fear circuitry and, in some cases, causing us to fight or flee. The brain is also adept at knowing when an initially threatening or startling stimulus turns out to be harmless or resolved. But sometimes this system fails and unpleasant associations stick around, a malfunction thought to be at the root of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). New research has identified a neuronal circuit responsible for the brain’s ability to purge bad memories, findings that could have implications for treating PTSD and other anxiety disorders. Like most emotions, fear is neurologically complicated. But previous work has consistently implicated two specific areas of the brain as contributing to and regulating fear responses. The amygdala, two small arcs of brain tissue deep beneath our temples, is involved in emotional …

    July 31, 2015 3:18 pm
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Health

  • FDA says investigating latest cyclosporiasis outbreak


    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it is investigating the latest outbreak of cyclosporiasis in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been notified of about 358 confirmed cases of the infection until Thursday, the FDA said in a statement on its website. (1.usa.gov/1SQUB6Z) The agency said it has not identified a “conclusive vehicle” for the latest outbreak, but preliminary investigations found that cilantro from the state of Puebla, Mexico was supplied to restaurants at which some of those who have become ill ate. Fresh cilantro from Puebla has been linked by health officials to the 2013 and 2014 annual cyclosporiasis outbreaks as well. U.S. officials earlier this week implemented a partial ban on imports of the herb from the area, after human feces and toilet paper were found in growing fields and around facilities. (1.usa.gov/1D5J3uX) Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Kroger Co are pulling some cilantro from stores, Bloomberg …

    July 31, 2015 3:38 pm
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Entertainment

  • Director Guy Ritchie And Model Jacqui Ainsley Marry In England


    Posted on Fri Jul 31st, 2015 12:30pm PDT       By X17 Staff Director Guy Ritchie and model Jacqui Ainsley are married! The gorgeous duo posted a plethora of pics after getting hitched at their home in Wiltshire, England home on Thursday. For the wedding, Ainsley, 33, wore a backless gown along with a colorful flower crown. The 46-year-old British director opted to indulge in the summer style, wearing a white jacket and pants, a blue button-up, and straw fedora. The wedding was quite a star-studded event. A-listers Brad Pitt, David Beckham, Jason Statham, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Henry Cavill and more were all in attendance at the summer soiree! Ritchie and Ainsley already have three children, Rafael, 3, Levi, 13 months, and daughter Rivka, 2. The duo began dating in April 2010 and got engaged in October 2012. Glad they finally tied the knot — it’s about damn time!   Stories from around the Web

    July 31, 2015 2:58 pm
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Editorial

  • Hospital crisis needs a healthy dose of faith


    My home state of Georgia is in the throes of a health care crisis. Providers are cutting hours, hospitals are closing their doors, and Georgians — black, white, brown, purple, rich and poor — are suffering. Five hospitals have been shuttered in the past three years, and many more have reduced the services they provide. As a minister and a concerned community member, I cannot stand by and idly watch this situation worsen. The Bible teaches that we have a moral responsibility to care for the most vulnerable among us. Proverbs 21:13 states, “He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor will also cry himself and not be answered.” Their suffering is our suffering. But as we seek to face the reality of our daily challenges to keep health care accessible in Georgia, we must keep Washington from making the situation worse. Hospitals, clinics and other treatment centers have to navigate myriad regulations handed …

    July 31, 2015 2:38 pm
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Odd News

  • Stowaway cat ‘Lucky’ to be alive in sunken boat


    PHOENIX A brown and black shorthair cat now named “Lucky” is one fortunate feline after managing to survive while trapped under water for at least an hour inside a sunken powerboat in Arizona. “It’s really a miracle,” Dive Time Recovery owner Jon Zuccala, who pulled the submerged boat from a sandbar north of Lake Havasu City, told Reuters by telephone on Wednesday. “I would have named her ‘Eight’ because after all this, I’m sure she has used up one of her nine lives.” Zuccala said he was called to the scene by authorities on Saturday afternoon to hoist the boat to the shore from the lake’s bottom. The boat was then towed to his shop where a mechanic went to work the next morning to flush out the engine. “The cat just darted out when he opened up the hatch,” Zuccala said. “She was wet, scared, thirsty, but she was alive.” Lucky’s quick escape proved …

    July 30, 2015 7:27 am
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