Headline News

  • Man charged with DUI after plowing into Maui Marathon crowd, injuring 1 released on bail


    WAILUKU, Hawaii –  A 22-year-old man was arrested and charged with drunk driving after plowing into a group of people at the start of the Maui Marathon. Rustyn Pajimola-Aiu, 22, was arrested after driving an Acura sedan into a crowd waiting for the race to begin Sunday morning. He hit a man and dragged him about 30 feet, police said. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT That man, Donnie Cortez, told Hawaii News Now (http://ow.ly/BQ5oC ) that he wasn’t scared when he flew onto the hood of the car and was dragged and doesn’t think Pajimola-Aiu was out to kill him. “I think he’s just drunk or whatever he may be, crazy too much or maybe drugs because he didn’t know where he was going,” Cortez said. Cortez was treated at the scene and said he has minor pain in his legs. Dustin Cabanilla, who was pounding a Tahitian drum at the time, told Hawaii News Now that he …

    September 23, 2014 5:11 pm
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Politics

  • When NOT to Air Political Ads on TV


    By Abby Livingston Posted at 2 p.m. today 0 Tweet Maury Povich. (Screengrab/YouTube) No matter how cluttered the airwaves become this fall with political ads, there are some television shows during which campaign operatives don’t dare air their spots. Earlier this week, Roll Call detailed campaigns’ favorite shows and programs to buy political ad time. Here’s a look at the handful of shows political operatives avoid for a variety of reasons. Jerry Springer. (Screengrab/YouTube) “The Maury Show”/”The Jerry Springer Show” Trash and politics don’t mix. Or as Ondine Fortune, a Democratic media buyer said, “You’re watching it and these people are screaming and yelling at each other about a baby daddy, and I don’t want my handsome congressman coming on next about how he’s making a difference.” “It just seems those people who are sitting there watching this crap … are they really who I want to reach?” she added. Dora the Explorer. (Screengrab/YouTube) Nickelodeon A …

    September 23, 2014 1:48 pm
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Stocks

  • Stolen Jaguar returned to owner 46 years later


    U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection officers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach seized five cars last month including a 1967 Jaguar XKE stolen in New York City 46 Years ago. After forty six years, Ivan Schneider’s prized possession: a 1967 convertible Jaguar XKE is returning to its rightful owner. Schneider was 36 and a young New York trial attorney when he bought the brand new 1967 convertible Jaguar for $5,000 as a treat to himself for winning a big case. He had it less than a year when it was stolen during the middle of the night from outside his Manhattan apartment in March 1968. “I went downstairs and it was gone. I walked up and down Madison Avenue, then up and down 5th Avenue, and it wasn’t there,” Schneider said. “I was devastated.” Schneider thought his prized possession was gone forever. That is, until officials recovered it this year during a …

    September 23, 2014 4:50 pm
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Sports

  • Coach Beamer: Hokies not a very good team, looking to correct mistakes vs. Western Michigan


    Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer and his players have a little edge to them this week. The coach said he’s not used to going through growing pains two weeks in a row. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT “We’re not a good football team right now,” Beamer said this week. “Just too many penalties, too many mistakes and too much not coming up with the play. But we can be a good football team and it’s up to us to get there. We’re not there right now. I think everyone fully understands that.” The Hokies hope to make strides when they host Western Michigan (2-1) on Saturday. Wide receiver Willie Byrn thinks the problem is focus. He says Virginia Tech was precise because it knew it had to be to win at Ohio State, but that maybe the team has slacked off on focus since. The Broncos, of Mid-American Conference, have faced the Hokies three times previously, and have …

    September 23, 2014 5:10 pm
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World News

  • Melbourne teenager shot dead after stabbing two police officers


    An 18-year-old man has been shot dead in Melbourne after he stabbed two officers outside a police station in the city’s south-eastern suburbs. The unnamed man, from Narre Warren, is understood to have stabbed the two officers – one from the Australian federal police (AFP) and one from the Victoria force – as he arrived at Endeavour Hills police station. Police would not comment on media reports that the man had made specific threats against the prime minister. He had been asked to speak with officers and was attending the station voluntarily. Police confirmed there was information suggesting the man had recently been seen displaying an Isis flag, but said officers had wanted to speak to him about a “routine” issue. Victoria police assistant commissioner Luke Cornelius said the two officers had no idea that the 18-year-old posed a threat. “It’s absolutely clear to us that our members had no choice other than to act …

    September 23, 2014 5:11 pm
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Technology

  • Google may face $6bn EU anti-trust fine


    Google’s anti-trust row with the European commission could turn into a case bigger than the one that cost Microsoft more than €2.2bn (£1.7bn), the outgoing competition commissioner warned on Tuesday. In a dramatic change of position, Joaquín Almunia, the EC’s competition commissioner, told the European parliament that unless Google altered its offer to settle complaints, it could face a “statement of objections”, the formal path towards a fine that could equate to 10% of the company’s global revenue, or about $6bn (£3.7bn). “Microsoft was investigated [by the EC] for 16 years, which is four times as much as the Google investigation has taken, and there are more problems with Google than there were with Microsoft,” Almunia told MEPs. His comments marked a reversal from his position before the summer, when he was poised to accept Google’s third set of proposals to settle the long-running dispute, which he opened formally in November 2010. Rivals including Microsoft, …

    September 23, 2014 1:48 pm
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Science

  • NASA Manager Honored for Launching New Era of Private-Sector Spacecraft


    [image-36] Alan Lindenmoyer, manager of NASA’s Commercial Crew and Cargo Program at the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, was presented a prestigious medal for government service at a gala in Washington Monday. Lindenmoyer was selected from more than 400 nominees to receive a Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal (Sammies) for his significant work to stimulate efforts within the private sector to develop and demonstrate commercial cargo and human spaceflight services. “Day in and day out, the employees of NASA go above and beyond the call of duty, and along the way, they turn science fiction into science fact,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. “A little more than a year after we retired the space shuttle, Alan and his team returned space station cargo resupply missions to the U.S., partnering with American industry to get the job done. This ‘Launch America’ initiative laid the groundwork for the return of human spaceflight launches to …

    September 23, 2014 2:08 pm
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Health

  • U.S. soda makers pledge 20 percent calorie cut by 2025


    NEW YORK (Reuters) – The largest U.S. soda makers pledged on Tuesday to cut sugary drink calories by 20 percent in 10 years through education, marketing and packaging. The American Beverage Association, whose members include Coca-Cola Co, PepsiCo Inc, and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Inc, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, announced the plan at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York. The alliance was founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation. Soda makers plan to reach their goal by 2025 by educating communities to reduce the calories they are drinking, and offering more zero or low calorie drinks including bottled water. The American Beverage Association will select an independent evaluator to monitor progress, but it is unclear how many calories a 20 percent reduction would entail. The measure will likely be based on sales volume, calories per serving and the U.S. census population, said Susan K. Neely, president …

    September 23, 2014 1:48 pm
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Entertainment

  • Nicole Kidman And Keith Urban Are A United Front After The Sudden Death Of Her Father


    Posted on Tue Sep 23rd, 2014 1:10pm PDT       By X17 Staff Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are dealing with the sudden death of NIcole’s father, Dr. Antony Kidman, the best way they know how — as a family. The family of four caught a flight out of Sydney, Australia after her father’s funeral on Friday. Nicole, Keith and their daughters, Sunday Rose, 6, and Faith, 3, arrived after their long flight in Los Angeles on Tuesday morning. The Oscar winner’s father died while on a trip to Singapore on Sept. 12. On Friday, the Aussie gave an emotional speech at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in the Sydney on Friday. “He was calm, he was wise, he was self-restrained and he was generous,” she said in a speech, according to the Daily Telegraph. “He was a good man, a compassionate man, a strong man, a man that was always there for me. He was my thinker, …

    September 23, 2014 3:29 pm
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Editorial

  • School accused of ‘purging’ Christian books


    It’s hard to imagine that any school would have a problem with a book about a Christian family that helped Jews escape the Holocaust. But Springs Charter Schools in Temecula, Calif., not only had a problem with “The Hiding Place,” they also took issue with any other book that was written by a Christian author or included a Christian message. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT “We do not purchase sectarian educational materials and do not allow sectarian materials on our state-authorized lending shelves,” Superintendent Kathleen Hermsmeyer wrote in a letter to attorneys at the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI). Why would a public charter school take issue with books written by Christians?Pacific Justice Institute is representing a parent who discovered what they called a “Christian purging” of the charter school’s library. Pacific Justice Institute is representing a parent who discovered what they called a “Christian purging” of the charter school’s library. “She was told by one of the library …

    September 23, 2014 1:48 pm
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Odd News

  • Thai PM Prayuth says ‘no harm’ listening to fortune-tellers


    BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha admitted on Tuesday he had sought advice from fortune-tellers following media speculation over his spiritual beliefs. Prayuth led a May coup that toppled a democratically elected government after months of mass protests that brought much of the capital Bangkok to a halt. He was named prime minister last month in an appointment that was condemned by opponents. “There’s no harm in listening to fortune-tellers. Fortune- telling is an art. But if a fortune-teller tells a person that they will be rich and then they stay in bed all day, then what is the use?” Prayuth told reporters on Tuesday. “I listen to their words. They warn me that I might clash with the media,” he quipped. Prayuth told an audience earlier this month he had doused himself from head to toe in holy water to ward off curses his enemies had put on him. Bangkok’s skyline …

    September 23, 2014 10:06 am
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