• Northern China mine fire kills 24

    Northern China mine fire kills 24

    26 November 2014 Last updated at 02:22 At least 24 miners have been killed and 54 injured by an underground fire at a mine in China’s north-eastern Liaoning province, state media report. The mine is...
  • Paul Rudd Really Does Have Supermodel Hair!

    Paul Rudd Really Does Have Supermodel Hair!

    http://www.eonline.com/news/601311/holy-hair-paul-rudd-s-college-yearbook-photo-is-absolutely-amazing-take-a-look The American actor, comedian, and filmmaker named Paul Rudd is most famous for appearing in the movies Clueless, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, The 40-Year-old Virgin, This Is 40, and Anchorman 2: The...
  • Tensions brew in Ferguson

    Tensions brew in Ferguson

    Residents and business owners around the Ferguson, Mo. area remained vigilant Tuesday evening for displays of the lawlessness that ravaged the city 24 hours earlier. Ferguson Police announced to the protesters late to stay on...
  • No. 25 Arkansas holds on to beat SMU

    Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – Bobby Portis scored 22 points before fouling out and No. 25 Arkansas held on for a 78-72 win over SMU on Tuesday night. Michael Qualls added 13 points and Rashad Madden...
  • Ferguson protests spread across US

    Ferguson protests spread across US

    26 November 2014 Last updated at 03:59 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Missouri governor Jay Nixon: “Criminals terrorised this community” Crowds have gathered across the US to protest against Monday’s decision...
  • Suze Orman leaving CNBC, developing new show

    Suze Orman leaving CNBC, developing new show

    “The Suze Orman Show” is ending on CNBC, and its host has her sights set on a new television home. Orman is developing a new show called “Money Wars” with Telepictures, a production company that...

Headline News

  • Officers order protesters off streets of Ferguson after police car torched, tensions escalate


    A police officer approach a police vehicle after a protester has thrown a smoke device from the crowd Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Missouri’s governor ordered hundreds more state militia into Ferguson on Tuesday, after a night of protests and rioting over a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a case that has inflamed racial tensions in the U.S. (AP Photo/David Goldman) (The Associated Press) FERGUSON, Mo. –  Officers have ordered protesters off Ferguson streets after what had been several hours of largely peaceful demonstrations. Protesters had gathered outside the Ferguson Police Department on Tuesday for a second night following a grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Despite several arrests, there was a far different feel than the previous night, which saw arson, looting and rioting. Several hours after nightfall, a …

    November 25, 2014 11:52 pm
    0 Comments

Politics

  • In blow to tax negotiators, Obama threatens veto


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama pledged on Tuesday to veto a deal still under negotiation in Congress that would make several expiring business tax breaks permanent. The warning marks a major setback to House and Senate negotiators who were trying to reach a deal on so-called “tax extender” breaks worth some $440 billion over 10 years. “The President would veto the proposed deal because it would provide permanent tax breaks to help well-connected corporations while neglecting working families,” White House spokeswoman Jennifer Friedman said in a statement. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid is trying to work out the best possible deal before Republicans take control of the Senate next year. The plan nearing completion would have made permanent research and development tax credits and other breaks for businesses while leaving out a permanent expansion of earned income and child tax credits for the working poor. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew also criticized the deal, saying …

    November 25, 2014 9:29 pm
    0 Comments

Stocks

  • Suze Orman leaving CNBC, developing new show


    “The Suze Orman Show” is ending on CNBC, and its host has her sights set on a new television home. Orman is developing a new show called “Money Wars” with Telepictures, a production company that specializes in syndicated shows like “Ellen” and “TMZ on TV.” Telepictures says the new show will have a five-day-a-week format, with Orman settling financial arguments between family members and friends — a bit like a “People’s Court” (also a Telepictures show) for money. Telepictures is a unit of the Warner Bros studio, which is owned by Time Warner, which also owns CNN. It’s unclear whether Telepictures wants to steer the new show toward local TV stations or a cable channel. Nor is it known when “Money Wars” might premiere. But Orman’s CNBC show will wrap up next March, the business channel’s president Mark Hoffman said in an internal memo on Tuesday. “The Suze Orman Show” has been a mainstay of …

    November 25, 2014 10:30 pm
    0 Comments

Sports

  • Scott out to bury Sydney hurt against inspirational McIlroy


    SYDNEY (Reuters) – Adam Scott still feels the hurt of losing the Australian Open title to Rory McIlroy on the final green last year but believes the world number one has also inspired him to become a better golfer. Scott was set to win a rare “Triple Crown” of Australian titles when he went into the final round at Royal Sydney last year but bogeyed the final hole to allow McIlroy to win his only title of 2013 with a birdie. “I certainly have a thorn in my side after not winning last year. I did everything but win, I felt like when it came down to it,” he told reporters at The Australian Golf Club on Wednesday. “Even late in the piece I had my chances to kind of close the door, but I left it open and you can’t do that with the best players in the world. They’ll walk right through and …

    November 25, 2014 11:52 pm
    0 Comments

World News

  • Northern China mine fire kills 24


    26 November 2014 Last updated at 02:22 At least 24 miners have been killed and 54 injured by an underground fire at a mine in China’s north-eastern Liaoning province, state media report. The mine is operated by the state-owned Liaoning Fuxin Coal Corporation, said the Xinhua news agency. The cause of the fire is not immediately clear, but the company said the rescue operation had now ended. China has the world’s deadliest mines, with hundreds of mine workers killed in accidents every year. But its safety record has shown signs of improvement in recent years as the authorities enforce a strict compliance with safety laws and procedures.

    November 25, 2014 11:52 pm
    0 Comments

Technology

  • Facebook, Twitter ruining Christmas, says bishop


    This, children, is called a Christmas card. You write inside it. Yes, yourself. StampTV/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET Time ensures only one thing: that nothing is the same as it used to be. It’s hard, though, to accept that, especially with the elements of life we hold most dear. Like our sports, our faces and our festivities. One British bishop has decided to dig his heels in against the inexorable pull of social media on our interpersonal relationships during the holiday season. He’s decided to sit down and write 600 Christmas cards by hand. This might seem quaint, a calligrapher fuming at the invention of the typewriter. However, the Right Reverend Paul Bayes — Britain has Left Reverends too — believes his method is personal, while the likes of Facebook and Twitter are mere digital chill. He told the Telegraph: “At Christmas I believe something has been lost by the trend away from sending cards. …

    November 25, 2014 9:30 pm
    0 Comments

Science

  • LHCb bags two new baryonic strange-beauty particles


    On a roll: LHCb’s performance continues to wow Two new particles have been discovered by physicists at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) by sifting through data acquired in 2011–2012. The particles, called Ξb′– and Ξb*– are excited states of the Ξb0– particle, which was first reported in 2007, and have half-lives that are tiny fractions of a second. The discoveries were made by physicists working on the LHCb detector and provide further evidence of that experiment’s ability to make extremely precise measurements of particle masses. The Ξb– baryon comprises three quarks – the down quark from the lightest quark generation, the strange quark from the middle generation and the beauty (or bottom) quark from the heaviest one. Thanks to the large mass of the beauty quark, this baryon is more than six times as massive as the proton. In the baryon’s ground state its spin quantum number is zero, but two metastable excited states with …

    November 25, 2014 9:51 pm
    0 Comments

Health

  • HCA hospitals halt use of uterine fibroid surgical tool


    (Reuters) – HCA Holdings Inc, the largest for-profit U.S. hospital operator, said a procedure for removing uterine fibroids that has been linked to the spread of cancer will no longer be performed at its facilities. The surgical technique involves use of a laparoscopic power morcellator device that pulverizes tissue before it is extracted from the uterus through a small opening. Morcellation is the mincing or pulverization of tissue to make it easier to remove. HCA’s decision follows new guidelines for the devices issued Monday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. “We are implementing a prohibition of the use of power morcellation in laparoscopic uterine surgery,” an HCA spokesman said Tuesday in an email. FDA said the devices should not be used to remove tissue containing fibroids in patients who are peri- or post-menopausal, or whose fibroids can be removed intact through the vagina or a small incision. The technique can cause injury to surrounding tissue and organs and spread …

    November 25, 2014 9:29 pm
    0 Comments

Entertainment

  • Paul Rudd Really Does Have Supermodel Hair!


    http://www.eonline.com/news/601311/holy-hair-paul-rudd-s-college-yearbook-photo-is-absolutely-amazing-take-a-look The American actor, comedian, and filmmaker named Paul Rudd is most famous for appearing in the movies Clueless, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, The 40-Year-old Virgin, This Is 40, and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Paul Rudd also starred as Phoebe Buffay’s boyfriend and husband named Mike Hannigan on the NBC sitcom called Friends. The 45 year-old actor is handsome, talented, and has always had great hair. Paul Rudd appears to never age and always look like he is only 30 years-old at most. However, he does occasionally change his hairstyle. A Redditor named SmoothBread recently shared a yearbook picture of Paul Rudd. The photo was so old, and taken in the 1980’s when Paul was a Sigma Nu fraternity brother at the University of Kansas. In this awesome photo, Paul has wavy hair that is full of volume and oh-so sexy! Just look at that hair-do! His smile is even dashing! Hopefully …

    November 25, 2014 11:11 pm
    0 Comments

Editorial

Odd News

  • Fifty years later, American skating team claims Olympics bronze


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Fifty years after Vivian Joseph and Ronald Joseph skated at the Innsbruck Olympics, the American pair on Tuesday officially claimed the bronze medal. Two years after the 1964 Games, the International Olympic Committee had awarded the Joseph siblings the bronze medal after disclosing that the West German pairs team had violated their amateur status by signing a professional contract. Canadians Debbi Wilkes and Guy Revell moved up one spot to the silver medal, while the Josephs, who had finished fourth in the competition, claimed bronze. But in 1987, the IOC said Germans Marika Kilius and Hans-Jürgen Bäumler were “rehabilitated” and quietly re-awarded their silver medals. The IOC never explained the medal consequences of its decision. On Tuesday, the IOC announced that the Germans and Canadians are each silver-medal winners, while the Americans are the bronze medalists in the pairs event. “An Olympic medal is the ultimate sports symbol of hard work, sacrifice …

    November 25, 2014 5:46 pm
    0 Comments