• PM: Taking more refugees not answer

    David Cameron has said “taking more and more refugees” is not the answer to the EU’s current migration crisis. The UK has faced calls to take more of the hundreds of thousands of refugees arriving...
  • Officer found dead in his home

    Officer found dead in his home

    (CNN)The death of an off-duty officer in Texas is being treated as a homicide, police said Tuesday. Abilene Officer Don Allen was found dead Monday inside his home in Clyde. Investigators haven’t released details about...
  • Donald Trump might hate Wall St. more than Obama

    Donald Trump might hate Wall St. more than Obama

    President Obama was roundly criticized when he dubbed Wall Street bankers as “fat cats” in a 2009 interview on “60 Minutes.” But that comment sounds almost tame compared to Donald Trump’s recent jabs. The Republican...
  • Eurostar passengers ‘left in dark’

    Eurostar passengers stranded overnight in Calais have returned to London, saying they were left on a dark train for more than four hours as migrants climbed onto their carriages. A Paris-to-London service was forced to...
  • No forced entry, no murder weapon and no witnesses

    No forced entry, no murder weapon and no witnesses

    Watch “Murder on Cape Cod: Who Shot Shirley Reine?” Wednesday, September 2, at 9 p.m. ET. Falmouth, Massachusetts (CNN)In the early hours of May 10, 2005, Shirley Reine was found dead in her garage. She...

Headline News

  • Officer found dead in his home


    (CNN)The death of an off-duty officer in Texas is being treated as a homicide, police said Tuesday. Abilene Officer Don Allen was found dead Monday inside his home in Clyde. Investigators haven’t released details about the manner of death, but have described it as “clearly suspicious.” “The circumstances behind his death indicate that the probable cause is homicide,” police Chief Stan Standridge told reporters. “Aside from that, I’m not going to comment any further. … I don’t want to say anything today that would compromise our ability to hold these people accountable.” Texas Rangers are leading the investigation, with assistance from local police and the FBI. Investigators haven’t yet pinpointed a motive, and are pursuing numerous leads as they try to track down suspects, Standridge said. Allen was the only person inside the residence when found by family members, Standridge said. The officer’s death comes days after the shooting death of a deputy in Harris …

    September 2, 2015 8:57 am
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Politics

  • Doug Thompson returns


    Doug Thompson, founder and publisher of Capitol Hill Blue. Almost three years ago — November 9, 2012 — I came close to dying when I laid my Harley Davidson down on a dark country road late at night in Southwestern Virginia. I was returning from shooting a state high school football tournament match near Staunton when I came up on a black cow on an unlit road at the foot of Bent Mountain south of Roanoke. The accident left me in the hospital with broken bones, a severely lacerated face, a dislodged eye and brain damage.  On Christmas Eve of that year, when I hobbled out of the rehabilitation center of Carilion Clinic in Roanoke to climb into my wife’s car for a 41 mile ride home, the doctors called me “a walking miracle.” Probably the only time anyone ever applied the term “miracle” to me or my actions.  At first the doctors thought I …

    September 2, 2015 7:16 am
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Stocks

  • Donald Trump might hate Wall St. more than Obama


    President Obama was roundly criticized when he dubbed Wall Street bankers as “fat cats” in a 2009 interview on “60 Minutes.” But that comment sounds almost tame compared to Donald Trump’s recent jabs. The Republican presidential candidate said hedge fund managers are “getting away with murder” on a recent appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “The hedge fund guys didn’t build this country. These are guys that shift paper around and they get lucky,” he said, drawing a contrast between what people on Wall Street do and Trump’s own business of building physical things. Trump’s comments appear even further to the left than Obama’s. It’s a populist tone. “There’s great antipathy toward big banks and Wall Street. You see it in all the polls,” says Greg Valliere, chief political strategist at Potomac Research. Still, “it’s particularly surprising to hear a Republican do it.” Related: Donald Trump says tax the rich more While Wall Street isn’t …

    September 2, 2015 8:16 am
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Sports

  • Rory McIlroy allowed to compete in Race to Dubai finish in Europe despite short schedule


    VIRGINIA WATER, England –  Rory McIlroy will be able to compete in the Race to Dubai even though he will fall short of the minimum 13 tournaments required by the European Tour. Keith Pelley, the new chief executive of the European Tour, says he consulted with McIlroy and medical officials before agreeing to make an exception for the world’s No. 1 player. McIlroy missed two months this summer because of an ankle injury. He missed three events on the European schedule — the Scottish Open, British Open and Bridgestone Invitational. He has played nine European events. Players are required to play 13 to be eligible for the Race to Dubai. McIlroy says he is kept from adding four more events through global commitments, such as the FedEx Cup on the PGA Tour, and his recovery program that limits how many weeks he can play in a row.

    September 2, 2015 8:57 am
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World News

  • PM: Taking more refugees not answer


    David Cameron has said “taking more and more refugees” is not the answer to the EU’s current migration crisis. The UK has faced calls to take more of the hundreds of thousands of refugees arriving in Europe, many from Syria. Mr Cameron said: “We are taking action across the board… the most important thing is to try to bring peace and stability to that part of the world. “I don’t think there is an answer that can be achieved simply by taking more and more refugees.” Asked about calls for the UK to do more, the prime minister said: “We are taking action right across the board – we’re helping the countries from which these people are coming, stabilising them and trying to make sure that there are worthwhile jobs and stronger economies there. “We’re obviously taking action at Calais, in terms of the Channel – there’s more that we need to do, and we’re …

    September 2, 2015 8:57 am
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Technology

  • Clinic leaks patients’ HIV status


    Image copyright Google Image caption The director of the clinic at Dean Street reportedly sent an apology “within an hour” after the leak A sexual health clinic mistakenly leaked the HIV status of nearly 800 patients, bosses admitted. The 56 Dean Street clinic in London’s Soho sent out names and email addresses of 780 patients with HIV in an information sheet regularly sent out to people who attend the clinic. Patients were supposed to be blind-copied into an email but instead details were sent as a group email. It was down to a member of staff’s “human error”, the clinic said. The centre, along with others in the trust’s network, comprises Europe’s biggest sexual health service. Maximum fine £500,000 Patients who have attended HIV clinics and opted in for the clinic’s OptionE service were able to see the names and addresses of other patients. The clinic’s online service lets people book appointments and receive test …

    September 2, 2015 7:36 am
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Science

  • Antimatter ‘surfs’ to higher energies on a plasma wave


    Surf’s up: a simulation of self-loaded plasma wakefield acceleration A new technique that accelerates positrons much more efficiently than conventional particle accelerators has been unveiled at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in the US. The technology has the potential to make future positron accelerators more powerful yet more compact, and could also be used to boost the maximum collision energy of existing electron/positron colliders. Some particle physicists believe that the next big facility after the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) should be a high-energy lepton collider that smashes electrons and positrons (antielectrons) together. Such a machine would produce cleaner, easier-to-interpret collisions than a hadron collider, and would create a far greater proportion of new particles per collision. To reach a high enough energy, such an electron/positron collider would have to run in a very long, straight line. This is because conventional accelerator technology using radiofrequency electromagnetic field cavities has a maximum energy gradient of about 100 MeV/m. …

    September 2, 2015 6:37 am
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Health

  • Your Heart Is Likely ‘Older’ Than You Are


    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Three out of four American adults have a heart that’s “older” than their years, raising their risk for heart attack or stroke, federal health officials said Tuesday. Your “heart age” is based on a risk profile that includes blood pressure, smoking history, diabetes and body mass index. “Half of U.S. men and nearly half of U.S. women have a heart age that’s five or more years older than their chronological age,” Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said at a media briefing. The idea of heart age was created to communicate a person’s risk of dying from heart attack or stroke, and to show how to lower that risk, Frieden said. Doctors can use risk assessment calculators to aid treatment decisions and encourage patients to adopt healthy habits, he explained. A 53-year-old woman may learn her heart age is 75. “That’s …

    September 2, 2015 6:56 am
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Entertainment

  • Khloe Kardashian Bounces Her Big Booty Around Town In A Hot White Outfit


    Posted on Wed Sep 2nd, 2015 7:00am PDT       By X17 Staff While big sister Kim Kardashian’s booty broke the internet earlier this year, we’d like to throw it out there that Khloe’s definitely could too! On Tuesday the slimmed-down reality starlet stopped by Crystalarium in Los Angeles, and she was followed by reality TV cameras. We’re curious as to why she’s suddenly showing an interest in this, but apparently half of Hollywood is already in on the craze! And it’s not just kookier celebs like Jaden Smith and Spencer Pratt — apparently everyone from Katy Perry to Miranda Kerr is buying into crystals! But who cares about sparkly rocks when your butt looks that good in a pair of pants? Damn girl!   SEE THE GALLERY Khloe Kardashian’s Booty Looks Amazing In Tight White Pants Stories from around the Web

    September 2, 2015 9:17 am
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Editorial

  • Back to School: Let the left-wing indoctrination begin


    It’s no secret that our nation’s public universities want to transform American young people into a bunch of hyper-sensitive, intellectually-neutered cream puffs.  But now – they’re trying to deconstruct gender identity by parsing pronouns. Across the fruited plain, institutions of higher education are turning their taxpayer-funded fiefdoms into gender neutral zones where free thought is outlawed. I’ve got several incidents to share with you – so pour yourself a glass of iced tea and prepare to be dumbfounded. Click here to join Todd’s American Dispatch – a must-read for Conservatives!   Consider what happened to Moriah DeMartino, a 21-year-old conservative student at Maryland’s Hagerstown Community College. Across the fruited plain, institutions of higher education are turning their taxpayer-funded fiefdoms into gender neutral zones where free thought is outlawed. College officials turned down her request to establish a campus chapter of Turning Point USA, one of the nation’s most influential student non-partisan conservative organizations. Instead, the college …

    September 2, 2015 5:56 am
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Odd News

  • London’s car-melting skyscraper wins Carbuncle Cup


    LONDON A London skyscraper that made headlines for reflecting sunlight at an intensity that melted parts of a Jaguar car in the street below has been awarded the annual Carbuncle Cup that highlights perceived architectural horrors. Officially called 20 Fenchurch Street, the 37-storey office tower in the City of London financial district was nicknamed the Walkie Talkie due to its curved shape before the car-melting incident in 2013 spawned a new moniker, the Walkie Scorchie. Organized by Business Design magazine, the Carbuncle Cup is awarded by a panel of architecture critics who take into account comments sent in by readers. This year’s prize went to the Walkie Scorchie by a unanimous decision of the judges. One of them, Ike Ijeh, said City of London planners were as much to blame for approving what he described as “a gratuitous glass gargoyle graffitied onto the skyline of London” as the building’s renowned Uruguayan architect, Rafael Vinoly. “If …

    September 2, 2015 6:56 am
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