• Oklahoma upends No. 22 UCLA

    Nassau, Bahamas (SportsNetwork.com) – Buddy Hield collected a game-high 24 points as Oklahoma knocked off No. 22 UCLA by a 75-65 count in a quarterfinal meeting in the Battle 4 Atlantis. Frank Booker had 11...
  • Thailand’s elections could be delayed until 2016

    Thailand’s elections could be delayed until 2016

    26 November 2014 Last updated at 17:37 Article written by Linda Yueh Chief business correspondent More from Linda Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Thailand’s finance minister Sommai Phasee said elections could...
  • Vultures could hold key to deadly bacteria

    Vultures could hold key to deadly bacteria

    27 November 2014 Last updated at 00:07 By Jane O’Brien BBC News, Washington A turkey vulture’s face harbours thousands of different types of bacteria As millions of Americans tuck into the traditional turkey dinner this...
  • Protein Project Could Help Expose Cancer’s Causes

    Disease begins at the cellular level. Deviant proteins often wreak havoc in a dying cell long before a larger ill such as cancer or infection spreads throughout the body. Efforts to understand these proteins and...
  • Celiac disease showing up in many forms and at all ages

    (Reuters Health) – A classical set of celiac disease symptoms no longer reflects the profile of most newly-diagnosed patients, according to a new study from Italy. Instead, doctors need to take other symptoms into account...

Headline News

  • Arizona appeals panel rules no secret testimony in Arias murder case


    PHOENIX (Reuters) – An Arizona appeals court tossed out a ruling on Wednesday by a judge presiding over the sentencing retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias to allow a witness to testify out of the public eye. Arias, who faces the death penalty, was found guilty at a sensational trial last year of killing her 30-year-old ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, whose body was found in the shower of his Phoenix-area home. He had been stabbed multiple times, his throat had been slashed and he had been shot in the face. In a brief order on Wednesday, a three-member appeals panel overruled an October decision by a lower court judge that closed the proceedings to the public for testimony by the unnamed individual at the request of defense attorneys. The October order by a trial judge closing the Maricopa County Superior courtroom did not identify which witness was to testify out of public view, but the appeals …

    November 26, 2014 7:13 pm
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Politics

  • Tensions flare between Senate Democrats, White House


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Criticism of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law by a top Senate Democrat this week laid bare post-election tensions that could pose challenges for the party in upcoming fights with Republicans over taxes, energy and immigration. In a high-profile speech on Tuesday dissecting Democrats’ losses in this month’s midterm elections, Charles Schumer, the No. 3 Senate Democrat, listed “a cascade of issues” botched by the White House, starting with Obama’s push for healthcare reforms soon after he took office in 2009. Later on Tuesday, the White House took the unusual step of publicly pledging to veto a deal on tax breaks that Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid was trying to hammer out with Republicans in the House of Representatives. “There is clearly a lot of unhappiness and a lot of mistrust that exists between the president and his congressional party,” said Ross Baker, political scientist at Rutgers University. Democrats will cede control …

    November 26, 2014 5:51 pm
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Stocks

  • Black Friday (or Thursday) is upon us, but the deals have already begun


      You may be one of the faithful Black Friday shoppers lining up outside malls and department stores across America. But at many stores there’s no need to wait. Black Friday doorbusters begin as early as 6 a.m. the morning of Thanksgiving day, when Kmart opens. You can shop there any time until the real Black Friday is over — it’s open for 42 hours and finally closes at midnight on Saturday. Like Kmart, a growing number of retailers are starting Black Friday a day early. This year, Radio Shack (RSH) joins the list with an 8 a.m. opening, though most — the likes of Macy’s (M), Best Buy (BBY), Target (TGT), Kohl’s (KSS), Toys R Us, J.C. Penney (JCP) and Sears (SHLD) — still wait until after dinner is served. Walmart (WMT), the nation’s largest retailer, will keep most locations open around the clock — as usual — but begins the Black Friday sale …

    November 26, 2014 6:53 pm
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Sports

  • Oklahoma upends No. 22 UCLA


    Nassau, Bahamas (SportsNetwork.com) – Buddy Hield collected a game-high 24 points as Oklahoma knocked off No. 22 UCLA by a 75-65 count in a quarterfinal meeting in the Battle 4 Atlantis. Frank Booker had 11 points and Jordan Woodard 10 for the Sooners (3-1), who advance to face Butler — which toppled No. 5 North Carolina earlier Wednesday. Bryce Alford finished with 19 points while Kevon Looney added 16 points and a game-best 15 rebounds for the Bruins (4-1). UCLA’s Isaac Hamilton hit a free throw with 5:53 to play which produced the game’s final tie at 60-60. From there, Oklahoma closed out the contest with a 15-5 burst. Woodard connected from long distance, Ryan Spangler added a pair from the line and Tashawn Thomas hit from in close to make it a seven-point spread, before Tony Parker and Norman Powell made consecutive buckets for a three-point game. Hield then struck from long distance, then …

    November 26, 2014 6:33 pm
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World News

  • Thailand’s elections could be delayed until 2016


    26 November 2014 Last updated at 17:37 Article written by Linda Yueh Chief business correspondent More from Linda Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Thailand’s finance minister Sommai Phasee said elections could be one and a half years away Thailand’s Finance Minister Sommai Phasee has told the BBC that democratic elections could be delayed and not occur for another 18 months. Prayuth Chan-ocha, the prime minister who heads the military government, in control of the country since a coup d’etat in May, had said that they could hold democratic elections in a year’s time, at the end of 2015. But the finance minister tells me that they discussed it last week. He says it could be “a year and a half”. Sommai Phasee said: “As announced by the prime minister, it would take about one year. But, from my feeling, I think it may take, maybe, a year and a half.” The …

    November 26, 2014 6:33 pm
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Technology

  • Tomorrow Daily 092: Mistletoe drones, Europa in HD, real-life bacon meme and more


    One more show before our Thanksgiving holiday! We’re excited to show you the new Europa image NASA remastered for us to marvel at, and we’re also thrilled to see hackers bringing bacon memes to life…but the real question is in our third news story today. Would you eat at a restaurant that deploys mistletoe-equipped drones? It seems awfully loud and silly to us. Plus there’s so much wind blowing around, we don’t think you’d be able to get a word in edgewise while you chow down on potato skins and decide if you’re going to kiss your date. Here are some links and notes for all the things on the show today: NASA remasters Europa photos into one stunning image “Push button, get bacon” meme brought to life by hackers TGI Friday’s in the UK incorporating mistletoe-carrying drones in its restaurants New Releases: Persona Q, The Imitation Game, Star Wars (teaser), and Jurassic World (trailer) …

    November 26, 2014 1:45 pm
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Science

  • Protein Project Could Help Expose Cancer’s Causes


    Disease begins at the cellular level. Deviant proteins often wreak havoc in a dying cell long before a larger ill such as cancer or infection spreads throughout the body. Efforts to understand these proteins and how they interact with one another are at the very core of basic biomedical research, but progress has been slow.   “It’s pretty hard to look under the hood of a cell,” says Frederick Roth, a biophysicist at the University of Toronto.   To jump-start progress, scientists like Roth have been chipping away for years at the human interactome—a complete map of every protein interaction in humans. Last week Roth and his team published a paper in the journal Cell detailing one of the most comprehensive protein maps to date. It covers 14,000 interactions between protein pairs and may help scientists identify some of the genes involved in cancer.   “We found that cancer proteins stick together and tend to …

    November 26, 2014 6:13 pm
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Health

  • Celiac disease showing up in many forms and at all ages


    (Reuters Health) – A classical set of celiac disease symptoms no longer reflects the profile of most newly-diagnosed patients, according to a new study from Italy. Instead, doctors need to take other symptoms into account and consider the possibility of celiac disease, even when patients don’t fit the old image of the condition, researchers say. “It’s been a gradual phenomenon since the 1970s that fewer people are presenting with the classical diarrhea and more with non-classical or silent presentation, both in adults and children,” said Dr. Peter Green, who wasn’t involved in the study. “We don’t actually know why one person has diarrhea and another presents with abdominal pain or osteoporosis,” said Green, director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University in New York. Dr. Umberto Volta and his coauthors write in the journal BMC Gastroenterology that just 15 years ago, celiac disease was still thought of mainly as a rare pediatric food intolerance, …

    November 26, 2014 5:52 pm
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Entertainment

  • Roseanne’s tweet about Bill Cosby is too tasteless, even for her (PHOTO)


    Cosby is under the microscope for sexual assault reports that go back decades, and over a dozen women have stepped forward, many with eerily similar stories: that Cosby offered them a drink or an aspirin, and next thing they knew they had been raped. Barr decided to make light of the situation — and her own busted face — with a little joke. Bill Cosby rape allegations: A timeline of his career downfall Photo credit: Roseanne Barr/Twitter “Got in a tussle w bill cosby,” she tweeted. “U shoyld see that mfer.” While we get what she was going for there, it is definitely insensitive to everyone involved. She must have realized that too, because the post was deleted and replaced with this: Got a chemical peel to look more sexier. Joked about tussling cosby pic.twitter.com/2tiRMy3WEj — Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) November 26, 2014 Bill Cosby jokes that he’s evil, disgustingly gets a standing ovation (VIDEO) Barr …

    November 26, 2014 5:30 pm
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Editorial

  • Economy in free fall: Politically isolated Putin’s troubles grow


    Russian President Vladimir Putin leaves his hotel en route to Brisbane Airport as he leaves the G20 leaders summit early, November 16, 2014. Putin told reporters he was leaving before the release of the G20’s communique because of the long flight to Russia and he wanted to get some sleep. REUTERS/Jason Reed (AUSTRALIA – Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) – RTR4EAVE Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the APEC CEO Summit at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, Monday, Nov. 10, 2014. (AP) “Saturday Night Live” often acts as a good barometer of what’s going on in the world.  Last week, its opening sketch nailed just how grumpy Americans are over President Obama’s executive action on immigration, which kicks the rule of law down the Capitol steps. But later in the show’s “Weekend Update,” a guest appearance by German Chancellor Angela Merkel (performed by Kate McKinnon) proved even more entertaining. McKinnon lampooned …

    November 26, 2014 5:52 pm
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Odd News

  • Swiss group wants sausage dogs to be petted, not eaten


    ZURICH (Reuters) – An animal rights group has petitioned the Swiss government to ban a traditional, if rare, practice of eating cats for dinner and turning dogs into sausages. Tomi Tomek, president of the animal rights group SOS CHATS Noiraigue, which campaigned successfully last year to ban the sale of cat fur, said 3 percent of the population still eat cat and dog, mainly in the regions of Appenzell, Lucerne, Jura and Berne. “You can’t report it to the police because there’s no law against it,” she said. Dog meat is traditionally used to make sausages and a fatty remedy for rheumatism, while cat can be served for Christmas dinner. The activists handed in a petition with 17,900 signatures calling for the consumption of family pets to be outlawed. (Reporting by Caroline Copley; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

    November 26, 2014 10:02 am
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