• Bad Boy Zayn Malik Does Dinner With His Mom

    Bad Boy Zayn Malik Does Dinner With His Mom

    Posted on Sat Aug 29th, 2015 10:15am PDT       By X17 Staff After splitting from One Direction and slamming his ex (and Calvin Harris!) on Twitter, Zayn Malik hasn’t exactly been popular lately. So what better way...
  • Malaysia protest enters second day

    Malaysia protest enters second day

    Image caption Protesters slept on the street after Saturday’s protest Tens of thousands of Malaysians are expected to protest for a second day in Kuala Lumpur, calling for PM Najib Razak to quit over a...
  • Investors dump stocks at record pace

    Investors dump stocks at record pace

    The word of the week for investors was “sell.” Mom and pop investors are dumping their investments and moving to cash at levels not seen since the financial crisis of 2008. It’s an “investor revolt,”...
  • Judge orders former Ohio deputy treasurer to prison

    A federal judge on Friday ordered a former Ohio deputy treasurer who fled to Pakistan after pleading guilty to corruption charges to begin serving a 15-year sentence in a U.S. prison, prosecutors said. Amer Ahmad,...

Headline News

  • Man arrested in killing of Houston deputy, faces capital murder charge


    Sheriff’s deputies on Saturday arrested a 30-year-old man who will be charged with capital murder in connection with the shooting death of a deputy at a Houston gas station, a killing the sheriff tied to anger against police. Shannon Miles was picked up for questioning early on Saturday following the Friday night shooting, which was captured on surveillance video, Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman told reporters. He noted that Miles is black and has a history of prior arrests for trespassing and resisting arrest. Earlier on Saturday, Hickman had linked the shooting of deputy Darren Goforth, who was white, to anti-police rhetoric across the country in the wake of deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white officers. On announcing the charges against Miles later in the day, Hickman said the department assumed that Goforth was “a target because he wore a uniform.” “We have not been able to extract any details regarding …

    August 29, 2015 7:33 pm
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Politics

  • Judge orders former Ohio deputy treasurer to prison


    A federal judge on Friday ordered a former Ohio deputy treasurer who fled to Pakistan after pleading guilty to corruption charges to begin serving a 15-year sentence in a U.S. prison, prosecutors said. Amer Ahmad, 40, who resigned as Chicago comptroller before his indictment, was recently returned to the United States from Pakistan, where he had been held since being arrested in April 2014 for entering the country on a forged passport. Authorities said Ahmad had a fake birth certificate, fake visa and $175,000 cash when he was arrested in Pakistan. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Watson had sentenced Ahmad in absentia in December 2014 to 15 years in prison and ordered him to forfeit $3.2 million. Watson ordered Ahmad to begin serving the sentence during a hearing on Friday in Columbus, Ohio. U.S. prosecutors accused Ahmad of taking kickbacks and helping a friend who was a securities broker gain lucrative business from the Ohio …

    August 29, 2015 6:53 pm
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Stocks

  • Investors dump stocks at record pace


    The word of the week for investors was “sell.” Mom and pop investors are dumping their investments and moving to cash at levels not seen since the financial crisis of 2008. It’s an “investor revolt,” is how Credit Suisse characterized it. Normally when investors panic about stocks falling, they sell stocks and buy bonds, which are viewed as safer. But that’s not happening now. Investors aren’t just fleeing stocks, they’re exiting bonds, commodities and international funds too. July and August will be the first two-month stretch that retail investors have pulled money from BOTH stock and bond funds since the end of 2008, according to Credit Suisse. The wild swings in stocks in the past week have only exacerbated the selling. This week alone, investors have pulled nearly $30 billion from stock funds. That’s the largest weekly outflow since Bank of America Merrill Lynch began tracking the data in 2002. Related: $2.1 trillion erased from …

    August 29, 2015 6:53 pm
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Sports

  • Lyon plays first game in 64 years, falls to Tabor 45-21


    BATESVILLE, Ark. (AP) Lyon College played its first football game in 64 years, falling to Tabor College 45-21 on Saturday. The last time Lyon played football – in 1951 – it was known as Arkansas College. This year’s team has 94 players, including 54 true freshmen and only one senior. Lyon led 14-10 at halftime but Tabor scored the first 35 points of the second half to lead 45-14 on Marco Smith’s 2-yard touchdown run with 12:43 left. Joseph Donnell led Tabor with 140 yards rushing and Smith added 100 yards – each with two TD runs. Michael Bowles ran 28 times for 231 yards and two touchdowns for Lyon. Tabor, from Hillsboro, Kansas, was ranked 22nd in the NAIA Football Coaches’ preseason poll.

    August 29, 2015 7:33 pm
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World News

  • Malaysia protest enters second day


    Image caption Protesters slept on the street after Saturday’s protest Tens of thousands of Malaysians are expected to protest for a second day in Kuala Lumpur, calling for PM Najib Razak to quit over a financial scandal. On Saturday, crowds were undeterred by a heavy presence of police who had called the protests illegal. Protesters are angered by a $700m (£455m) payment made to Mr Razak’s bank account from unnamed foreign donors. He has denied any wrongdoing. He said protesters were tarnishing Malaysia’s image. Police estimated 25,000 people participated in Saturday’s demonstration, while Bersih – the pro-democracy group behind the rally – said 200,000 took part at the peak. The crowd thinned in the evening, but many slept out on the street in readiness for the second day. The rally was scheduled to last until midnight on Sunday. “Those who wear this yellow attire… they want to discredit our good name, scribble black coal on …

    August 29, 2015 7:33 pm
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Technology

  • Ashley Madison CEO Noel Biderman resigns after third leak of emails


    The chief executive of extramarital affairs website Ashley Madison has left the company after a third leak of emails and suggestions that he had affairs despite earlier denials. “Effective today, Noel Biderman, in mutual agreement with the company, is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of Avid Life Media Inc (ALM) and is no longer with the company,” said an unattributed statement on the Ashley Madison website. “Until the appointment of a new CEO, the company will be led by the existing senior management team.” In July details of more than 37m accounts were stolen from the website, whose tagline is: “Life is short. Have an affair.” The company is now being sued for emotional distress and Canadian police are investigating links between the hack and two suicides. The company said that Biderman’s resignation was “in the best interest of the company and allows us to continue to provide support to our members and dedicated …

    August 29, 2015 7:13 pm
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Science

  • Neurodegenerative disease clogs nuclear pores


    Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) scientists have discovered how the most common genetic defect in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis kills nerve cells. Their study suggests that the pores that allow molecules into and out of a cell’s nucleus get jammed, a finding that could speed the search for other genes that promote this fatal illness. In people who have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the motor neurons that operate the muscles deteriorate. Over time, the disease deprives patients of the ability to walk, swallow, and breathe, and they usually die within three to five years. About 10 percent of ALS cases are hereditary, and researchers have pinpointed about 20 defective genes that can cause the disease. The most common gene variant by far is C9ORF72. The faulty version of this gene contains too many copies of a short DNA segment, known as a repeat. Healthy people usually have 23 or fewer copies of this segment, whereas people …

    August 29, 2015 6:15 pm
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Health

  • Women Soldiers No More Likely to Develop PTSD, Study Finds


    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women in the U.S. military are no more likely than men to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a government study shows. “This is the first study to prospectively investigate the development of PTSD in male and female service members who were matched on multiple important characteristics that could explain some of the differences in PTSD, including military sexual trauma,” study co-author Dr. Shira Maguen, a staff psychologist at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, said in a Veterans Affairs news release. The study included more than 2,300 pairs of women and men who were matched on similarities — including combat experience — and followed for an average of seven years. No one had PTSD at the start of the study, and all served in Iraq or Afghanistan at least once. By the end of the study, 6.7 percent of women and 6.1 percent of men had developed PTSD, …

    August 29, 2015 6:33 pm
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Entertainment

  • Bad Boy Zayn Malik Does Dinner With His Mom


    Posted on Sat Aug 29th, 2015 10:15am PDT       By X17 Staff After splitting from One Direction and slamming his ex (and Calvin Harris!) on Twitter, Zayn Malik hasn’t exactly been popular lately. So what better way for the British bad boy to clean up his image than to go to dinner with his mum? Zayn and his mother Tricia went to Maestro’s In Beverly Hills, and she rather protectively put her arm around the singer. Back off, ladies! In other news, there’s been a rumor going around that Zayn will be performing at the MTV VMAs this weekend! Yesterday a video leaked online, and according to reports, it’s a promotional clip for the VMAs. The vid, titled “ZAYN MALIK /THE WEEKND LEAKED VMA COMMERCIAL,” shows Zayn’s face in front of a green screen, along with a plus sign and The Weeknd’s face. Zayn’s rep wouldn’t confirm or deny that the singer is taking the stage, so …

    August 29, 2015 7:53 pm
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Editorial

  • Christians, Martin Luther King and race: What we must do now


    Armed with a handful of warmed-over sermons and big dreams to grow a small church, the newly ordained Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. arrived at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama in May of 1954. According to biographer Richard Lischer, King came to Dexter with a 39-point plan. Included in King’s plan was the purchase of a new pulpit. The two pulpits the church owned – one in the sanctuary and the other in the basement for use in Sunday School – had virtually been there since the last brick was laid at Dexter in 1889. Within a year of arriving, King was the recognized leader of America’s protest for civil rights. Soon, America was marching for change. King had become more than the pastor at Dexter, but he never stopped preaching. In fact, he believed the church was the center for necessary, creative, loving change. The rhetoric that soared at state houses …

    August 29, 2015 5:29 am
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Odd News

  • Trump says ‘no interest’ in buying Pope’s favorite soccer team


    BUENOS AIRES U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump denied a newspaper report on Friday that he wanted to buy top-tier Argentine soccer club San Lorenzo, Pope Francis’ favorite team. “Never even heard of the team – no interest!” the real estate magnate and contender for the Republican presidential nomination, tweeted after the New York Post reported that Trump and an associate had sent a letter to San Lorenzo expressing interest in a deal. Earlier in the day, the club’s vice president, Marcelo Tinelli, told Reuters in a text message that the story was “totally crazy” and that the team was not for sale. Pope Francis grew up near San Lorenzo’s original stadium in Buenos Aires and has been a fan ever since. San Lorenzo is one of the top five clubs in soccer-obsessed Argentina. Whether through soccer, the biggest sport in Latin America, or by other means, Trump might benefit from some connection with Latino voters …

    August 28, 2015 6:26 pm
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