• ‘Mourinho is perfect for Man Utd’

    ‘Mourinho is perfect for Man Utd’

    Jose Mourinho (left) and Benni McCarthy (right) won the Portuguese league twice and the Champions League while at Porto Jose Mourinho is the “perfect man” to help Manchester United compete with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City...
  • LA to spend $1.9bn on homeless crisis

    LA to spend $1.9bn on homeless crisis

    Image copyright AP Image caption Officials say there are up to 20,000 homeless people in LA city, with another 20,000 on the streets in the wider county Los Angeles, known as the homeless capital of...
  • Bochum 0-3 Bayern Munich

    Bochum 0-3 Bayern Munich

    Robert Lewandowski has scored 34 goals in 34 appearances for club and country this season Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich beat 10-man Vfl Bochum to reach the German Cup semi-finals. The hosts, who...
  • Tesla boosts delivery forecast, shares climb 13%

    Tesla boosts delivery forecast, shares climb 13%

    Tesla still isn’t turning a profit. But the carmaker boosted its delivery guidance when it posted earnings, sending its shares up 13% in after hours trading. In his letter to shareholders, CEO Elon Musk confirmed...
  • Christie ends bid for the White House

    Christie ends bid for the White House

    Image copyright Getty Images Republican Chris Christie has dropped out of the US presidential race after a disappointing finish in New Hampshire. The New Jersey governor spent heavily and campaigned the longest in the state...

Headline News

  • Former L.A. County sheriff pleads guilty to corruption charge


    LOS ANGELES Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty on Wednesday to lying to federal investigators who were conducting a corruption and civil rights probe of the nation’s largest county jail system. The felony charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, but a federal judge has ordered probation officials to prepare a pre-sentencing report before deciding on Baca’s punishment. (Reporting by Alicia Avila; Writing by Steve Gorman; Editing by Chris Reese)

    February 10, 2016 6:26 pm
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Politics

  • Ohio House passes bill to deny funds to Planned Parenthood


    CLEVELAND Ohio state legislators on Wednesday passed a bill blocking state and federal funds for groups that perform or promote abortions, effectively cutting $1.3 million annually used by Planned Parenthood clinics for HIV testing, pre-natal care and other programs. Governor John Kasich, a Republican presidential candidate, is expected to sign the bill, which the state Senate had already passed. House Bill 294, which passed 59 to 32, blocks women’s health providers that also provide abortions, or groups that refer patients to those providers, from receiving funds from a variety of state and federal grants. Planned Parenthood said the bill would hinder lower-income women’s access to testing for sexually transmitted diseases, HIV tests and well-baby programs. According to its website, Planned Parenthood has 20 clinics in Ohio. Two provide abortions and all provide abortion referral. With most Republicans keen to deny funds to Planned Parenthood, Kasich will have the opportunity to sign the bill ahead of …

    February 10, 2016 4:45 pm
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Stocks

  • Tesla boosts delivery forecast, shares climb 13%


    Tesla still isn’t turning a profit. But the carmaker boosted its delivery guidance when it posted earnings, sending its shares up 13% in after hours trading. In his letter to shareholders, CEO Elon Musk confirmed that sales will grow between 60% and 80% in the year ahead. Musk also reaffirmed that Tesla plans to deliver at least 80,000 vehicles in 2016 and raised the high end of the guidance to 90,000, quelling investor fears that the company may not be able ramp up production fast enough. Tesla records an auto sale when it takes an order for a car, and a delivery when a car is delivered to a customer Related: Tesla fixes its auto-park feature after Consumer Reports raises safety concern Musk also said Model S sedan deliveries jumped 76% last from the same quarter last year, and that he doesn’t anticipate any hangups with Tesla’s new Model X SUV. It began delivering those …

    February 10, 2016 5:25 pm
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Sports

  • ‘Mourinho is perfect for Man Utd’


    Jose Mourinho (left) and Benni McCarthy (right) won the Portuguese league twice and the Champions League while at Porto Jose Mourinho is the “perfect man” to help Manchester United compete with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City next season, according to former Porto striker Benni McCarthy. The BBC has learned ex-Chelsea boss Mourinho, 53, could replace Louis van Gaal as United manager this summer. McCarthy, 38, played under Mourinho during the Portuguese’s time at Porto. “Mourinho is one of those people who knows how to beat Guardiola’s tactics,” he told BBC Sport. “When he was at Real Madrid, he beat him a couple of times. At Inter Milan, he also had success against him. “At the moment, I can’t see anyone taking on Pep and his tactics at Manchester City but with Mourinho at United, he would have the resources, the players and the financial backing to beat Guardiola.” Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola, now in charge …

    February 10, 2016 6:26 pm
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World News

  • LA to spend $1.9bn on homeless crisis


    Image copyright AP Image caption Officials say there are up to 20,000 homeless people in LA city, with another 20,000 on the streets in the wider county Los Angeles, known as the homeless capital of the US, has passed a $1.87bn (£1.29bn) plan to help get an estimated 40,0000 people off the streets. City authorities hope to expand homeless shelters and build quality housing over the next 10 years. It is “the most serious humanitarian crisis confronting our county today,” city official Sachi Hamai said. LA declared a state of public emergency last year as the number of homeless people soared by 12.4% in two years. Residents and officials say a mixture of unemployment, drugs and rising rents and house prices are to blame for the growing problem. As many as 40,000 homeless people are predicted to be living in the whole of Los Angeles county, two-thirds of which either live in the street, in …

    February 10, 2016 6:26 pm
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Technology

  • Twitter share price nosedives on news it is losing users


    Twitter lost users in the last three months, the company said on Wednesday, and the news sent share prices into a nosedive. Co-founder Jack Dorsey returned to lead the company last year and has shaken management to its core, laid off staff and instituted numerous changes to the service. So far his plans do not appear to be taking flight. Growth in Twitter’s monthly active users has slowed, then stagnated, and now seems to have stopped entirely. The service’s user base is up 9% year-over-year, but against the past quarter it’s perfectly flat at 320 million. Discounting “SMS Fast Followers,” who use the service via messaging platforms and tend to reside in emerging markets, Twitter’s user base declined for the first time, from 307 million to 305 million in the three months before 31 December. Twitter’s share price fell 13% in after hours trading before bouncing back. It had already hit an all-time low this …

    February 10, 2016 5:05 pm
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Science

  • Genetics help fish thrive in toxic environments, collaborative study finds


    Related images(click to enlarge) They live in caves and springs throughout Mexico and thrive in water so toxic that most forms of life die within minutes. Meet the Atlantic molly – an extremophile fish that lives in toxic water full of hydrogen sulfide from natural oil deposits and volcanic activity environments. A 10-year collaborative project led by biologists from Kansas State University and Washington State University has discovered how the fish can survive. The answer: It’s all in the genes. The research appears in Molecular Biology and Evolution. “Learning how these extremophiles function tells us something very fundamental about life itself,” said Michael Tobler, Kansas State University assistant professor of biology involved in the project. “We are able to learn about the boundaries where life can exist, which tells us something basic about how cells and organisms work.” The tiny Atlantic molly can live in small puddles of toxic or nontoxic water. Using genomic tools, …

    February 10, 2016 3:45 pm
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Health

  • WHO advises women on Zika protection but no travel advisories


    GENEVA/LONDON The World Health Organisation advised women on Wednesday on how to protect themselves from Zika, particularly if pregnant, but also reassured them that most women in areas affected by the mosquito-borne virus will give birth to “normal infants.” The illness, until recently viewed as relatively mild, has sparked concern because of a possible link between infection in pregnancy and microcephaly, a rare birth defect in which infants are born with abnormally small heads that can be accompanied by developmental problems. Brazil, the worst hit country in an outbreak sweeping the Americas and now present in more than 30 countries, is investigating a potential link between Zika infections and more than 4,000 suspected cases of microcephaly. Researchers have identified evidence of Zika infection in 17 of these cases, either in the baby or in the mother, but have not confirmed that the virus can cause microcephaly.  In its advice, the Geneva-based WHO said women in areas …

    February 10, 2016 4:25 pm
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Entertainment

  • Which Stars Came Out To Celebrate James Burrows During NBC Salute? We Have Your Complete List Here!


    Legendary television director James Burrows will be honored during an NBC Must-See TV Special, with some of the biggest stars of the biggest televisions show’s in small-screen history in attendance. E! News reported that “NBC’s Must-See TV: An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows” will highlight some of the career achievements of the legendary director, who recently directed his 1,000th episode of TV. The honor went to the television series “Crowded” on NBC. Burrows has directed some of the most iconic shows on television, including “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Friends,” “Mike Molly” and “Frasier.” “There is nobody with better TV comedy instincts than Jimmy Burrows, and because of his guiding hand these remarkable shows will be forever celebrated and stand the test of time,” stated Paul Telegdy, President of Alternative and Late-Night programming at NBC Entertainment. According to E!, here is the complete list of who will appear at the shindig. The stars of “Friends,” …

    February 10, 2016 5:46 pm
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Editorial

  • To Debbie Wasserman Schultz, from one Floridian to another, you lost in NH, too


    Although I am an active Republican in Florida, it has been a pleasure for me to have a friendly and respectful relationship with many Democrats including Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.   Like many Americans, the stories about how Republican President Ronald Reagan and Democratic Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill worked together for the good of the country inspire us about the way politics should be.   Today, though, the problem is that the Party of Reagan and the Party of Tip O’Neill have never been farther apart. While the Grand Old Party still seeks to follow Reagan’s vision of lesser government and a strong America, the Democratic Party is unrecognizable from Tip O’Neill’s tenure in the 1980’s. Tuesday night’s crushing victory by Bernie Sanders can attest to how far to the left they have gone.  As much I do not want to pick a fight with my former Congressman from District 23, Debbie Wasserman Schultz clearly holds much of the blame.  Let us review Rep. Wasserman Schultz’s damning …

    February 10, 2016 3:05 pm
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Odd News

  • Indian scientists express doubt over meteorite death attribution


    NEW DELHI Indian scientists have expressed doubt that a man in Tamil Nadu was the first person to have been confirmed killed by a meteorite strike, as the state’s top official has declared. The experts said the small crater, the absence of a sonic boom before impact, a lack of debris and the green and blue colour of rock recovered from the scene suggest some other cause. “It is highly improbable, but we will only be absolutely sure after a chemical analysis,” said V. Adimurthy, a senior scientist at India’s space agency. The mysterious event has triggered an international debate about whether a meteorite, space debris, leftover explosives or even frozen waste from a plane passing overhead may have killed the man. The meteorite attribution was announced this week by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa Jayaram, a former film star who is known for her authoritarian style. A bus driver was killed by the meteorite at an engineering …

    February 10, 2016 8:04 am
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