• Doubts on Iran deal as deadline looms

    Doubts on Iran deal as deadline looms

    23 November 2014 Last updated at 05:00 The closed-door nuclear talks are being held at Vienna’s Palais Coburg Doubts are growing that Monday’s deadline for a deal on Iran’s controversial nuclear programme will be met...
  • Auburn handles Samford in Iron Bowl tune-up

    Auburn, AL (SportsNetwork.com) – Cameron Artis-Payne ran for 129 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries as 16th-ranked Auburn posted a 31-7 win over Samford at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Tigers overcame a sluggish start and...
  • Indonesian president flies economy

    Indonesian president flies economy

    22 November 2014 Last updated at 11:55 Indonesia’s President, Joko Widodo, took a selfie with students at his son’s school in Singapore The Indonesian president has caused a stir by flying economy class to Singapore...
  • Perine sets FBS rush record in OU rout

    Norman, OK (SportsNetwork.com) – Oklahoma freshman Samaje Perine broke the week-old FBS single-game rushing record to lead the No. 23 Sooners in a 44-7 rout of Kansas on Saturday. Perine rushed for 427 yards, surpassing...
  • Jeopardy Loves Channing Tatum!

    Jeopardy Loves Channing Tatum!

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/whitneyjefferson/jeopardy-decidated-an-entire-category-to-channing-tatum-toni The majority of people in the world are well aware of who Channing Tatum is, but for those of you who do not know, I will tell you. Channing Tatum was born on April...

Headline News

  • Police say naked man crashed through ceiling, attacked elderly man at Boston airport


    Massachusetts State Police say a man stripped inside a women’s bathroom at Boston’s Logan Airport, climbed into a drop ceiling, crashed through it and landed on the floor, then assaulted an elderly man while he was still naked and bleeding. Police say Cameron Shenk, 26, of Boston, will be arraigned Monday on charges of attempted murder, mayhem, assault and battery on a person over 60, assault and battery on a police officer, lewd and lascivious conduct and malicious destruction to property in connection with Saturday’s alleged attack. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT According to authorities, Shenk went into a restroom stall in the airport’s Terminal C, before the security checkpoint. Once there, he took off his clothes and climbed in to the drop ceiling. Shortly before noon, investigators say, he fell out of the ceiling to the bathroom floor, startling a woman who was in the facility. State police spokesman David Procopio says that Shenk then attacked an …

    November 22, 2014 11:09 pm
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Politics

  • Obama approves fresh guidelines for U.S. military in Afghanistan


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama has approved plans giving U.S. military commanders broader authority in helping Afghanistan forces repel Taliban fighters after U.S. and NATO combat operations formally end in December, a senior administration official said. The decision, made in recent weeks, will allow U.S. forces to carry out limited missions against the Taliban seen as necessary to protect Americans and support Afghanistan’s security forces. “While we will no longer target belligerents solely because they are members of the Taliban, to the extent that Taliban members directly threaten the United States and coalition forces in Afghanistan or provide direct support to al Qaeda, we will take appropriate measures to keep Americans safe,” the official said. A report by The New York Times late on Friday said the new authorization also allows American jets, bombers and drones to support Afghan troops on combat missions. Obama had announced last May after a whirlwind visit to see …

    November 22, 2014 8:29 pm
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Stocks

  • Comcast to let customers track and rate technicians with new app


      Comcast, a company known and reviled for its customer service horror stories, it trying out a new app that will allow customers to track and rate its technicians. In a blog post, Comcast (CMCSA) said it will begin trials in the suburbs of Boston that will send alerts to customers about 30 minutes before a technician is due to arrive at their homes. “We’re hoping this will prevent our customers from just needing to sit at home and wait,” said Charlie Herrin, Comcast’s head of customer experience. “If we are running late, which can happen if our tech gets tied up at someone else’s house, we will let folks know that too, and provide real-time status updates so they can plan accordingly.” The app also has a “rate the experience” feature so that customers can rate the quality of service they received. “If the experience isn’t what it should have been, customers can let …

    November 22, 2014 11:29 pm
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Sports

  • Auburn handles Samford in Iron Bowl tune-up


    Auburn, AL (SportsNetwork.com) – Cameron Artis-Payne ran for 129 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries as 16th-ranked Auburn posted a 31-7 win over Samford at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Tigers overcame a sluggish start and eight penalties to pull away from the FCS-level Bulldogs and halt a two-game skid as they enter next Saturday’s Iron Bowl showdown with No. 2 Alabama. Nick Marshall threw for 171 yards on 11-of-18 passing with one touchdown and an interception for Auburn (8-3), which also received rushing scores from Quan Bray and Roc Thomas. Michael Eubank completed 15-of-29 throws for 125 yards and one touchdown for Samford (7-4), but was intercepted twice during a second half in which the Bulldogs were held scoreless. The Tigers appeared to be looking ahead to next week’s rivalry game with the Crimson Tide early on, as Auburn mustered a paltry 36 yards of offense while being held scoreless over its first four drives. …

    November 22, 2014 11:09 pm
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World News

  • Doubts on Iran deal as deadline looms


    23 November 2014 Last updated at 05:00 The closed-door nuclear talks are being held at Vienna’s Palais Coburg Doubts are growing that Monday’s deadline for a deal on Iran’s controversial nuclear programme will be met at talks in Vienna in Austria. Both the US and Germany said the sides were working to close “big gaps”, with some suggestions that the deadline could be extended. Six world powers want Iran to curb its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of United Nations sanctions. Iran rejects claims that it is seeking to build nuclear weapons. It says its programme is purely peaceful for energy purposes. Representatives of the so-called P5+1 group – Britain, China, France, Russia, the US plus Germany – are taking part in the negotiations with Iran in the Austrian capital. ‘Sneakout’ On Saturday, US Secretary of State John Kerry said: “We’re working hard. We hope we’re making careful progress, but we have big …

    November 22, 2014 11:09 pm
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Technology

  • ESPN bans Twitter use for baseball writer who defended evolution


    Keith Law has his Twitter use suspended by ESPN. But was it for his views on science and God? ESPN/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET Is there a modern-day Galileo in the sporting world’s midst? Is there a man who fights for science against the forces of tradition and is prepared to take any risk imaginable? I only ask because of disturbing rumbles that ESPN has prohibited one of its baseball writers, Keith Law, from using Twitter. A report on Deadspin suggests the sanction stems from Law’s defense of evolution against the creationist views of former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. This defense occurred in the extremely evolved social environment of Twitter. Schilling also works for ESPN. He recently took to Twitter to air his strong views in favor of the whole world being the creation of one God. His tweets included: “Show me ONE fossil, ANWHERE [sic] in the world that is a “miss,” a …

    November 22, 2014 8:29 pm
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Science

  • In full view


    Related images(click to enlarge) Scientists looking to understand — and potentially thwart — the influenza virus now have a much more encompassing view, thanks to the first complete structure of one of the flu virus’ key machines. The structure, obtained by scientists at EMBL Grenoble, allows researchers to finally understand how the machine works as a whole, and could prove instrumental in designing new drugs to treat serious flu infections and combat flu pandemics. If you planned to sabotage a factory, a recon trip through the premises would probably be much more useful than just peeping in at the windows. Scientists looking to understand — and potentially thwart — the influenza virus have now gone from a similar window-based view to the full factory tour, thanks to the first complete structure of one of the flu virus’ key machines. The structure, obtained by scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Grenoble, France, allows …

    November 22, 2014 8:50 pm
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Health

  • Saudi Arabia tackles MERS virus, still hunting source


    LONDON, (Reuters) – (This story corrects to make clear that the finding that 97 percent of cases were hospital-acquired was from a study of an outbreak in Jeddah, paragraph 10) Saudi Arabia has not yet traced the source of a mysterious camel virus, leaving many questions about a disease that has killed 346 people in the Kingdom. The lack of scientific evidence about how camels contract the virus, which causes an often fatal illness called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in people, echoes wider concerns about the threat posed to human health by animal-borne pathogens, including the Ebola virus. There is no cure or vaccine for MERS — a severe respiratory disease which causes cough, fever, breathing problems and can lead to pneumonia and kidney failure. Yet studies of both camels and people infected with MERS in Saudi Arabia have given preliminary results that are helping authorities curb the disease’s spread, according to the scientist …

    November 22, 2014 8:29 pm
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Entertainment

  • Jeopardy Loves Channing Tatum!


    http://www.buzzfeed.com/whitneyjefferson/jeopardy-decidated-an-entire-category-to-channing-tatum-toni The majority of people in the world are well aware of who Channing Tatum is, but for those of you who do not know, I will tell you. Channing Tatum was born on April 26, 1980. He is an American actor, dancer, and even a model. Channing Tatum is beyond good-looking or handsome. He is gorgeous. His most popular movies that he starred in are Coach Carter, Step Up, Magic Mike, 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, Dear John, and The Vow. Apparently, women are not the only ones who love Channing Tatum. Recently, an episode of the game show Jeopardy dedicated an entire category on Channing that was called “Channing Tatum Movies By Role”. This game show is quite difficult, but I am pretty sure if us ladies were watching the other day when that category was revealed, we would have gotten every single question correct because who hasn’t seen every Channing Tatum …

    November 22, 2014 10:09 pm
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Editorial

  • I’m thankful our country is still a refuge and the land of opportunity


    When I was 7 years old, my family and I landed at JFK Airport in New York City with $90 in our pocket, a few suitcases stuffed with what little we could carry and no idea of what to expect next.  We came here because we were fleeing a totalitarian regime, because generations of our family had been oppressed simply for existing and because the United States was a beacon for our hopes and aspirations, as it has been for millions of others around the globe. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The people literally dying to come here now do not believe that our best days are behind us. My paternal grandfather was sent to Soviet gulag in the prime of his life because he was a religious Jew who refused to work on Saturdays and, possibly, because some of his siblings had fled to France several years after the Russian revolution.  He spent years working as a …

    November 22, 2014 8:21 am
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Odd News

  • Lost kitten from New Mexico turns up in duffel bag in Maine


    ALBUQUERQUE N.M. (Reuters) – An Albuquerque cat owner can sleep easier now that the kitten that went missing last month will be home for the holidays, despite a mysterious 2,300-mile side trip to Maine. Patsy Murphy, who runs an animal refuge center in Westbrook, Maine, said the kitten, named Spice, was brought to her shelter on Nov. 11 by a man who found the feline in a duffel bag while unloading furniture at a local Catholic charity. “This is a very odd story, we wish she could tell us what happened,” Murphy said of the kitten, which was found inside the bag with food and kitty litter. Murphy said Maine resident Bob Watterson brought the kitten home on Nov. 5, and cared for it for six days before he turned it over to the animal refuge, which found a microchip in the cat that could identify it. Murphy was shocked when the cat was traced …

    November 21, 2014 8:31 pm
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