• Rivals welcome Marussia return

    BARCELONA (Reuters) – Formula One needs teams like Marussia to survive and thrive, rivals said after the tail-enders moved closer to a return to racing. While Caterham appear destined for the scrap heap, or at...
  • Hong Kong runners in ‘boring’ race

    Hong Kong runners in ‘boring’ race

    1 March 2015 Last updated at 09:58 An estimated 300 people took part in the race Hundreds of runners have competed in Hong Kong’s first inner-city ultramarathon, despite organisers describing it as “quite boring”. The...
  • U.S.-Israel ties fraying over Netanyahu speech, Iran talks

    WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – As relations between President Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu hit a new low over the Israeli prime minister’s planned speech to Congress and a looming deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran, there...
  • NASA Administrator Remembers Leonard Nimoy

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Headline News

  • Suspect sought in Los Angeles street race that left 2 spectators dead turns himself in


    LOS ANGELES –  A man suspected of driving a Ford Mustang that struck and killed two spectators during a street race in Southern California has turned himself in. Los Angeles police Capt. Capt. John McMahon said 21-year-old Henry Gevorgyan walked into a downtown police station Saturday night. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Gevorgyan had been sought after he fled the scene of the deadly accident in Chatsworth in the San Fernando Valley early Thursday. Police said he was behind the wheel of a souped-up Mustang that veered out of control and charged across the street into a crowd of spectators on the sidewalk. The street, in a commercial and office area that is mainly deserted after dark, has long been the scene for illegal nighttime street races. Police said Gevorgyan could face murder charges.

    March 1, 2015 6:12 am
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Politics

  • U.S.-Israel ties fraying over Netanyahu speech, Iran talks


    WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – As relations between President Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu hit a new low over the Israeli prime minister’s planned speech to Congress and a looming deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran, there are growing signs it could damage the broader U.S.-Israeli alliance.     Already there has been some fraying of the usually strong relationship amid the frosty personal ties between the two leaders and a deepening divide over the Iran talks, which Israel fears will allow its arch foe to develop an atom bomb.         U.S. officials are fuming over what they see as an affront by Netanyahu over Obama’s Iran diplomacy ahead of an end-of-March deadline for a framework nuclear agreement.     Israeli officials and hard-line U.S. supporters are just as adamant in defending Netanyahu’s right to take center-stage in Washington on Tuesday to sound the alarm over the possible deal.     U.S. and Israeli officials insist that key areas of cooperation from …

    March 1, 2015 5:31 am
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Stocks

  • Apple iPhone import ban sought by suit


    Networking giant Ericsson is trying to stop Apple from importing iPhones and iPads to the United States. It’s part of a prolonged patent dispute between the two companies that has recently landed in several courts. Up until last month, Apple (AAPL, Tech30) had been paying Ericsson patent licensing fees in exchange for using its critical cell phone technology. Ericsson’s (ERIC) patents cover crucial cell phone functions, including making and receiving calls, GPS location and some software that controls apps. The licensing agreement ended in January without a new deal, and Apple simply stopped paying for the patents. Ericsson says it has been trying unsuccessfully to negotiate terms with Apple for the past two years. Apple says that Ericsson is trying to charge the company too much and apply its patents too broadly to cover unrelated Apple technology. In turn, Ericsson filed seven lawsuits against Apple in the United States in addition to two international lawsuits. …

    February 28, 2015 11:48 pm
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Sports

  • Rivals welcome Marussia return


    BARCELONA (Reuters) – Formula One needs teams like Marussia to survive and thrive, rivals said after the tail-enders moved closer to a return to racing. While Caterham appear destined for the scrap heap, or at least the liquidation of their assets, Marussia were named on the official Formula One entry list on Friday after securing their exit from administration. “I am so pleased… I think it’s great to see them back,” Williams technical head Pat Symonds, who joined his current team after a stint at Marussia, told Reuters at the final pre-season test. “(Team principal) John (Booth) and (sporting director) Graeme (Lowdon) are two great guys, real racers. I started 35 years ago at Toleman and Toleman was not as professional as Marussia,” he added. “But the seed of that team produced Benetton and Renault and now Lotus. (Designer) Rory Byrne, all his wins, my career. There is such a place for teams like that, …

    March 1, 2015 6:12 am
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World News

  • Hong Kong runners in ‘boring’ race


    1 March 2015 Last updated at 09:58 An estimated 300 people took part in the race Hundreds of runners have competed in Hong Kong’s first inner-city ultramarathon, despite organisers describing it as “quite boring”. The 50km (31 mile) HK Ultramarathon saw competitors cover the same stretch of road 25 times. Nestor Wong won the event in 3:24:20 and defended the course, saying it helped to hear the cheering crowds. An ultramarathon is defined as any race above the standard marathon distance. Ahead of the event, local runners criticised the course. Competitors ran up and down the same stretch of road 25 times The eventual winner has defended the course, saying hearing the cheering crowds spurred him on Organisers hope to have a longer course next year and attract international competitors “It will be boring and very difficult, if not dizzy, for the runners who will have to do 25 laps of the same stretch of …

    March 1, 2015 6:12 am
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Technology

  • Mobile communications industry gathers in Barcelona for MWC 2015


    The world’s largest mobile technology event kicks off on Sunday with more than 86,000 salespeople, software engineers, chip designers, device makers and television crews arriving in Barcelona for the five-day event. With Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg headlining, alongside Google rising star Sundar Pichai and the omnipresent Will.i.am, who has moved from recording music into designing electronic wristbands, the Mobile World Congress will fill the halls of two separate exhibition centres and take over countless unofficial venues around the Catalan capital. Related: Mobile World Congress 2015: location and programmatic in the spotlight Among the big themes this year will be 5G, the faster wireless internet successor to 4G, and the challenges bringing the developing world online. Executives from Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Airbnb will ensure that the rise of social media remains a talking point. But the event’s organisers have for the most part steered clear of the more controversial topics that have lit up online discussion …

    March 1, 2015 5:29 am
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Science

  • NASA Administrator Remembers Leonard Nimoy


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    March 1, 2015 5:31 am
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Health

  • Study on biology of chronic fatigue illness stirs debate


    LONDON (Reuters) – A team of scientists said on Friday they had found “robust evidence” that a condition called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a biological as opposed to a psychological disorder, but some experts questioned the findings. The team from Columbia University in the United States identified in their research distinct immune changes in patients with CFS — markers they said pointed to distinct disease stages and would lead to better diagnosis and treatment. CFS, sometimes called myalgic encephalomyelitis or ME, is a controversial and debilitating condition characterized by disabling physical and mental fatigue, poor concentration and memory, disturbed sleep and muscle and joint pain. There is no cure and scientists don’t know what causes it, but it affects around 17 million people worldwide. Many sufferers say they think their illness started after a viral infection. But suggested links to a virus known as XMRV were shown in a scientific paper in 2010 to …

    March 1, 2015 5:31 am
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Entertainment

  • Banksy’s murals in war-torn Gaza send a strong message about Americans​


    He is the British graffiti artist who uses public buildings and spaces to display powerful and socially charged images. This time he has chosen the war-torn Palestinian territory to shed light on the desolation, devastation and dire conditions in which these people are “imprisoned.” He posted a two-minute video on his website titled, “Make this the year YOU discover a new destination.” In the video, he says he accesses the closed-off area through illegal and secret tunnels, bursting out of a door to a rubble-filled courtyard with a small child sitting amongst the ruin next to an oil drum. On his website, he writes, “Gaza is often described as ‘the world’s largest open air prison’ because no-one is allowed to enter or leave. But that seems a bit unfair to prisons — they don’t have their electricity and drinking water cut off randomly almost every day.” Banksy is best known for his thought-provoking and often controversial …

    March 1, 2015 6:11 am
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Editorial

  • The Internet Gone Mad: Stop talking about white and gold dress. Now.


    I’m color blind. There’s not much good that comes from being color blind. Traffic lights are a challenge. I can never be a pilot. My wife frequently sends me back into the closet to change the frightful mélange of colors in which I’ve adorned myself, and I’m useless as a sounding board for her when she’s shopping (there’s also the fact that she looks stunningly beautiful in any color). But finally I’ve found the silver (or is it blue?) lining to being color blind. The gold/white, black/blue dress debate doesn’t matter to me. To me it’s green, blue, yellow, white, red, turquoise, magenta, grey, green and every other color on this great earth. And I don’t care.  ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT I love Facebook, I tweet a lot, I’ve been known to Instagram on occasion. But this? This national debate over what color a dress may or may not be? What has happened to us? If you …

    February 28, 2015 2:05 pm
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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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