• Chiefs: S Berry might have lymphoma

    Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) – The Kansas City Chiefs placed Eric Berry on the non-football illness list Monday after a mass was discovered on the right side of his chest, leading to fears the safety...
  • US death sparks replica gun law call

    US death sparks replica gun law call

    24 November 2014 Last updated at 19:00 Tamir Rice was shot by police on Saturday afternoon and died in hospital early on Sunday morning The fatal shooting by US police of a 12-year-old boy brandishing...
  • Mystery of Scotch Whisky Rings Solved [Slide Show]

    Ernie Button was never a whisky drinker, but his wife loved the stuff. So, in an attempt to develop his palate the Phoenix-based photographer began sampling everything from blended malts to single grains. Along his...
  • Fourteen things I’m thankful for in 2014

    Fourteen things I’m thankful for in 2014

    Chris Conley holds a 40-pound tom turkey at Raymond’s Turkey Farm in Methuen, Mass., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. The farm raises approximately 20,000 Broad Breasted White Holland turkeys per year. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) Every poll of...
  • NYC doctor known for radio ads settles Medicare fraud case

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Gilbert Lederman, a former director of radiation oncology at Staten Island University Hospital, agreed to pay $2.35 million to resolve claims that he defrauded Medicare by seeking reimbursement for an experimental...

Headline News

  • Missouri officials to reveal grand jury’s decision on teen’s shooting


    CLAYTON, Mo./FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) – Missouri officials plan to announce a grand jury’s decision on whether to criminally charge a white police officer in the August fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson at 8 p.m. local time (0200 GMT) on Monday, authorities said. The death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, a resident of a predominantly black city with a white-dominated power structure, sparked weeks of sometimes violent protests in the St. Louis suburb and has become a flashpoint for strained U.S. race relations. Activists in Ferguson and around the United States have been preparing for the grand jury’s decision for weeks. St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s office plans to announce the finding in Clayton, Missouri, where the grand jury met, spokesman Ed Magee said. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has called up the National Guard and local officials have been planning a massive police presence to quell any potential violence, particularly if officer …

    November 24, 2014 5:40 pm
    0 Comments

Politics

  • Iran extension prompts calls for more sanctions in U.S. Congress


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Several U.S. Republican lawmakers insisted on Monday that the extension of nuclear talks with Iran be accompanied by increased sanctions, setting the stage for a battle with the Obama administration after their party takes full control of Congress next year. Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte, three of the party’s leading foreign policy voices, said they view Iran’s insistence on having any enrichment capability at all as problematic and warned that a “bad deal” would lead to a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. “We believe this latest extension of talks should be coupled with increased sanctions and a requirement that any final deal between Iran and the United States be sent to Congress for approval,” they said in a statement. Iran and six powers failed on Monday for a second time this year to resolve the 12-year dispute over Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, and gave themselves seven more months …

    November 24, 2014 4:59 pm
    0 Comments

Stocks

  • Driver of recalled GM car cleared in boyfriend’s death


    Candice Anderson told CNNMoney after Monday’s court hearing: “My whole body was shaking. It was such a relief … the weight lifted off my shoulders.” A driver convicted of homicide in the death of her boyfriend has been exonerated after General Motors admitted its car may have caused their accident. A Texas judge on Monday set aside Candice Anderson’s guilty plea stemming from the 2004 crash. “My whole body was shaking,” Anderson told CNNMoney after the court hearing. “It was such a relief … the weight lifted off my shoulders. It was a great feeling.” Anderson’s lawyer, Robert Hilliard, said that Anderson presented the court with a letter from GM (GM) conceding that the flaw “may have caused or contributed to the frontal airbag non-deployment” in the crash that killed Mikale Erickson. “It’s the first time they acknowledged they’re directly responsible for [an individual's] death,” Hilliard told CNNMoney after the ruling. Watch CNNMoney’s earlier video …

    November 24, 2014 6:00 pm
    0 Comments

Sports

  • Chiefs: S Berry might have lymphoma


    Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) – The Kansas City Chiefs placed Eric Berry on the non-football illness list Monday after a mass was discovered on the right side of his chest, leading to fears the safety might have lymphoma. Berry began feeling discomfort in his chest near the end of Thursday’s game in Oakland, Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder said Monday. Burkholder said an MRI taken Friday revealed the mass in Berry’s chest and the “leading consideration” is that the safety has lymphoma. Berry will be further evaluated at Emory University in Atlanta. Berry issued a statement through the team thanking his family, friends, coaches, teammates and Chiefs nation for support. “At first I was in shock with the diagnosis on Saturday and did not even want to miss a game, but I understand that right now I have to concentrate on a new opponent,” he said. “I have great confidence in the doctors and the plan …

    November 24, 2014 5:40 pm
    0 Comments

World News

  • US death sparks replica gun law call


    24 November 2014 Last updated at 19:00 Tamir Rice was shot by police on Saturday afternoon and died in hospital early on Sunday morning The fatal shooting by US police of a 12-year-old boy brandishing a replica gun in a playground has prompted calls for the guns to be more clearly marked. Tamir Rice was shot twice by police in Cleveland after he allegedly failed to obey an order to raise his hands. The city’s police chief said it was a “split second” decision and the gun was indistinguishable from a real firearm. A local politician says she intends to introduce legislation forcing fake guns sold in Ohio to be brightly coloured. An official investigation is under way and both police officers involved have been placed on administrative leave. A lawyer representing the boy’s family said they would be carrying out their own investigation into what happened. Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to …

    November 24, 2014 5:40 pm
    0 Comments

Technology

  • ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer debuts Friday


    “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is alert enough to release a trailer, which debuts on Friday. Disney The Force has had its morning cup of coffee, and it’s starting to wake up. By Friday, the Force will be half-alert as the new trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” debuts in theaters across the US. Now, when I say theaters, I mean 30 theaters in a handful of markets across North America, as Disney has partnered with Regal, AMC, Cinemark and a few other cinemas to show the trailer to moviegoers this Friday. The trailer will run for a limited time only, between November 28 and November 30, but it will play before all movies at select locations. You can view the complete list of locations on the Star Wars website. If you don’t live in one of those areas, you’ll be out of luck until the official first trailer hits the Internet or a …

    November 24, 2014 4:59 pm
    0 Comments

Science

  • Mystery of Scotch Whisky Rings Solved [Slide Show]


    Ernie Button was never a whisky drinker, but his wife loved the stuff. So, in an attempt to develop his palate the Phoenix-based photographer began sampling everything from blended malts to single grains. Along his culinary journey he became intoxicated not only with sipping the amber liquid but with photographing it, too. His subject, however, was not a two-fingers’ pour but the dried drops left over in the bottom of the glass, which—as he discovered one morning while loading the dishwasher—leave intricate, lacelike designs in their evaporative wake. Photographic interest piqued, Button began experimenting with different Scotches, whiskeys and bourbons to see what kind of patterns he could coax out of those spirits’ departing drops. Rather than photoshop the images, he used different combinations of colored lights to highlight the undulations the evaporated liquid left behind. He discovered that any aged Scotch whisky or American or Irish whiskies will leave complexly patterned rings but moonshine …

    November 24, 2014 5:20 pm
    0 Comments

Health

  • NYC doctor known for radio ads settles Medicare fraud case


    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Gilbert Lederman, a former director of radiation oncology at Staten Island University Hospital, agreed to pay $2.35 million to resolve claims that he defrauded Medicare by seeking reimbursement for an experimental cancer treatment he claimed to have pioneered in the United States. Lederman, whose radio ads featuring his distinctive monotone have been a staple of New York airwaves, denied wrongdoing in agreeing to settle the 10-year-old False Claims Act lawsuit. The settlement was made public on Monday by U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch in Brooklyn, who is President Barack Obama’s nominee to become U.S. attorney general. U.S. District Judge John Gleeson approved the accord on Nov. 20. Now in private practice, Lederman was accused of having from 1996 to 2003 improperly sought roughly 300 reimbursements for stereotactic body radiosurgery treatments. The U.S. Department of Justice said Medicare at the time limited coverage to treatments of cancers above the neck, and excluded Lederman’s …

    November 24, 2014 4:59 pm
    0 Comments

Entertainment

  • Bad Gal Riri Shows Off Her Maternal Side With Baby Cousin Majesty


    Posted on Mon Nov 24th, 2014 1:40pm PDT       By X17 Staff Aww they’re so cuuuute!!!!!! Rihanna was anything but a bad gal when she cuddled up to her baby cousin Majesty while visiting her homeland of Barbados over the weekend — and now our insides are melting. The 26-year-old put her soft side on display when she posted the snuggly photograph of the snuggly on Instagram on Friday. Wearing a black and white striped dress, the bad-ass beauty cradled the sleeping babe in her arms. The little lady is the the daughter of Riri’s cousin, Noella Alstrom, but the singer refers to her as her niece and has dubbed herself “Aunty OhNaNa.” During her trip home, Rihanna also visited the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Bridgetown to check up on the hospital she gave $1.75 million back in 2012. The hit maker dedicated the gift to the memory of her late grandmother, “Gran Gran Dolly,” who died …

    November 24, 2014 4:39 pm
    0 Comments

Editorial

  • Fourteen things I’m thankful for in 2014


    Chris Conley holds a 40-pound tom turkey at Raymond’s Turkey Farm in Methuen, Mass., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. The farm raises approximately 20,000 Broad Breasted White Holland turkeys per year. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) Every poll of recent months shows Americans in a foul mood when it comes to the economy, their personal finances and the general direction of the nation.  Most Americans think the great American Dream — the idea that our children will achieve a standard of living higher than our own — is dead. Others say that the environment is on a crash course with planetary devastation due to global warming. And if that doesn’t do us in, the deadly virus Ebola may spread like a great plague over the earth. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Not a lot to be thankful for. Or is there? Thanksgiving is a time to cast aside the gloom and pessimism and look to the things that have gone right in …

    November 24, 2014 4:59 pm
    0 Comments

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
    0 Comments