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  • Some entrances, exits to New York bus terminal briefly closed due to ‘police activities’

    NEW YORK Several entrances and exits at the Port Authority bus terminal in New York City were briefly closed on Wednesday due to police activities, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said in a message on Twitter. The temporary closure of some areas around the terminal came as a rush of commuters headed home for the Thanksgiving holiday. “Due to police activities at 8th Ave, the entrances/exits at 8th Ave, 40 41 St are closed,” the Port Authority tweet said. Television station CBS New York, citing unnamed officials, reported the area around the terminal was evacuated due to a suspicious package. But officials with the Port Authority Bus Terminal said in a follow-up message on Twitter that the alert had been canceled and “police activities are no longer in effect.” All entrances and exits were re-opened, although authorities warned of possible transit delays. The inside of the terminal was bustling with people …

    November 25, 2015 8:49 pm


  • Florida Republican Puts House Campaign on Hold Because ‘Health Issue’

    By Eli Yokley Posted at 2:56 p.m. today 0 Tweet (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo) Former Republican Rep. Sandy Adams announced Wednesday she is suspending her campaign for Congress in Florida’s 6th District “due to health-related developments.” “I recently discovered a significant health issue that demands my focus and attention,” she said in in a statement. “Over the next several weeks, I will be focusing on my health and will reassess my campaign to determine if I can give it a 100% commitment. I owe that to my family, and to the residents of the 6th District.” Adams, who lost her re-election bid in 2012 after one term, is one of three Republicans – including Adam Barringer and G.G. Galloway – who have filed to run for the Republican nomination to replace Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, who is vacating the seat to run for Sen. Marco Rubio’s open Senate seat. No Democrat has filed for this district, rated Safe …

    November 25, 2015 2:08 pm


  • CEO of Brazil’s largest investment bank arrested

    Brazil arrested the CEO of Latin America’s largest investment bank and the governing party’s leader in the nation’s Senate on Wednesday. The arrests stem from an investigation into a money laundering scandal that has undermined Brazil’s government and once-strong economy. The scandal involves Brazil’s state-run oil company, Petrobras, and has entangled many of the country’s business and political leaders. It has even caused Brazilians to demand the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. Brazil, once a major economic success story, has been plunged into a deep recession by the scandal and the global downturn in commodity prices. The country’s Supreme Court authorized arrest warrants for Senator Delcidio Amaral and Andre Esteves — the billionaire CEO of BTG Pactual — on suspicions of obstructing justice. A judge said he issued the warrants on evidence that Amaral and Esteves had tried to silence a key witness in the corruption probe. BTG Pactual confirmed that Esteves was cooperating with …

    November 25, 2015 8:49 pm


  • Davies saddened by Bolton plight

    Former Bolton captain Kevin Davies says the club has “lost its soul” since his time there between 2003 and 2013. Davies, 38, was part of a golden era for Wanderers which included top-flight football, a League Cup final, FA Cup semi-finals and a European campaign. However, relegation from the Premier League in 2012 led to financial difficulties and this season the club are bottom of the Championship. “It’s gone away from the club it used to be,” he told BBC North West Tonight. “I’ve been concerned for a while. From when I was there it’s gone a bit sterile, the fans don’t feel part of the club any more and it’s just lost its soul.” Kevin Davies struck a famous equaliser against Bayern Munich in the 2007-08 Uefa Cup Highlights from Davies’ 10-year spell with Bolton, during which he played 407 games and scored 84 goals, included a League Cup final strike against Middlesbrough at …

    November 25, 2015 8:49 pm

World News

  • Thanksgiving with black families (and white, Mexican, and other families too)

    Image copyright @BamaBoyEric To celebrate Thanksgiving, witty observations and experiences about how the day is spent in African-American households have been flying around social media – with people from other backgrounds joining in the fun. The hashtag “Thanksgiving with black families” has been tweeted more than 1.7 million times and has spawned a number of imitators. The trend has been driven by “Black Twitter” – a loosely defined term for users who use the social network to highlight their cultural identity. Image copyright @JHOPTCFG Image copyright @emanfunny Image copyright @RecklessAvi_ The trend began Wednesday – the day before the Thanksgiving holiday – and has now triggered the alternatives dedicated to white, Mexican, Asian and Jewish families. Most of the tweets give insight into the cultural nuances of each community during family gatherings. Image copyright @robertsanmiguel Image copyright @TheAriAronoff Image copyright @bestisntme Follow BBC Trending on Facebook Join the conversation on this and other stories here. …

    November 25, 2015 8:49 pm


  • Nest Cam camera is ‘always on’

    Image copyright Nest Labs Image caption The light-emitting diode (LED) on the camera indicates whether the device is in “on” or “off” mode Researchers have discovered the camera in the Nest Cam security device is always operating – even when turned off by the user. When the camera is disabled via the Nest smartphone app, the device’s light-emitting diode (LED) turns off but the camera continues to function. The discovery was made following analysis of the camera’s power consumption. Nest Labs said no video data was transmitted when the camera was off. A team at ABI Research found that even when in “off” mode, the camera on the Nest Cam continued to draw a current of 340 mA, indicating that it was, in fact, still operational. “When a device goes to power down mode, you expect the current drain to drop quite a bit,” said Jim Mielke, a senior analyst at ABI Research. “In this …

    November 25, 2015 6:28 pm


  • New study suggests angler education can benefit sharks

    Related images(click to enlarge) A new study finds fisher education can help protect vulnerable shark populations. The research, led by University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science scientists, showed that recreational anglers were more supportive of shark management and conservation if they had prior knowledge of shark conservation. “The recreational fishing community has a long history of supporting marine conservation efforts, so there is great value in trying to understand which factors affect their behavior and decision making, especially for threatened species such as sharks,” said Austin Gallagher, UM adjunct assistant professor and lead author of the study. The researchers interviewed 158 recreational anglers in South Florida about their attitudes towards shark conservation. The found that many catch-and-release anglers recognized that sharks can suffer from post-release mortality but it is still an under-appreciated consequence, particularly for species that are inherently sensitive, such as hammerheads. The data also revealed that many recreational …

    November 25, 2015 9:09 pm


  • U.S. court rejects Linden Care’s request for temporary restraining order

    A U.S. District Court on Wednesday denied specialty pharmacy Linden Care LLC’s request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Express Scripts Holding Co for dropping it from its network earlier this month. Express Scripts, the largest manager of prescription drug plans in the United States, severed ties with Linden Care for dispensing drugs from Horizon Pharma Plc, which has come under fire for charging high prices. The pharmacy benefits manager also said that Linden Care did not fulfill key parts of its pharmacy network agreements. Linden Care failed to make “a clear showing that it was entitled to the relief requested” or that “extreme or very serious damage will result from a denial of preliminary relief,” the District Court for the Northern District of New York said in a court filing on Wednesday. “We are disappointed in this ruling and believe we will prevail in arbitration proceedings,” Marc Wiener, chief executive of Linden Care …

    November 25, 2015 5:48 pm


  • Kylie Jenner Confirms She’s Still Together With Tyga Despite Those Pesky Breakup Rumors

    Posted on Wed Nov 25th, 2015 10:45am PDT       By X17 Staff Straight from the horse’s mouth! Kylie Jenner just filmed an appearance on Ellen, set to air this coming Monday, and spilled the beans on her rumored breakup with Tyga. The teenage reality star at first played coy about her relationship with the rapper, but when the talk show host persisted, she admitted they are still dating. “No. We’re not broken up. We Just honestly… We became best friends before anything happened so I think that, that’s awesome and we’re just like. I don’t know. Hanging out. Living life,” she confessed. When pushed for clarification, she blurted out, “We’re still together.” And there you have it, folks! Good to know those idiots are still in love!   Stories from around the Web

    November 25, 2015 8:49 pm


  • Burns & McDonnell CEO: Thankful for colleagues who own it

    It’s the question we’re all sure to be asked at some point in the next couple of weeks: “What are you most thankful for this year?” It’s a question I ask myself … not because I have a lack of things to be thankful for, but rather, because it makes me assess what I’m doing to contribute to others. Granted, the good fortune in my life isn’t to be underestimated.  My family, living in a great place like Kansas City (home of the World Champion Royals!) and working for a company like Burns McDonnell are all the obvious choices.  Yet, because I’ve been so blessed, I’ve been thinking a lot about how successful companies like ours can ensure our employees have much to be thankful for as well. Given the challenges our country is facing, it’s more important than ever for companies to ensure a prosperous future for working Americans and their families. In my …

    November 25, 2015 8:29 pm

Odd News

  • Russia’s past and present collide at ceremony to honor former leader

    YEKATERINBURG, Russia Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday inaugurated a museum dedicated to Boris Yeltsin, the former president whose legacy, many former Yeltsin associates say, Putin has spent the past 15 years dismantling. When an ailing and unpopular Yeltsin announced on New Year’s Eve 1999 that he was stepping down, he anointed Putin as his successor but since then the Russian leader has distanced himself from his predecessor. The ceremony to inaugurate the museum threw up some awkward moments when memories of the Yeltsin era — a period of dismantling Soviet rule, embracing the West and rushing headlong to a market economy — rubbed up against the different realities of Putin’s Russia. The museum, to be called the Yeltsin Centre, is in the Ural mountains city of Yekaterinburg, where the former Russian leader spent much of his life. In a speech at the museum, Putin said the years of Yeltsin’s rule had been “contradictory,” marked …

    November 25, 2015 5:28 pm