• Flood warning issued in Kashmir

    Flood warning issued in Kashmir

    Many areas of the main city of Srinagar are already under water A flood alert has been issued in Indian-administered Kashmir following torrential rain and a surge in the water level of the Jhelum river....
  • Ducks win another one-goal game

    Newark, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – Francois Beauchemin’s early third-period goal proved to be the winner as the Anaheim Ducks held on for a 2-1 victory over New Jersey Devils on Sunday night. Beauchemin was credited with...
  • Australia orders new cockpit rules

    Australia orders new cockpit rules

    Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 crashed in the French Alps last week, killing all 150 people on board Australia has ordered that two people remain in the cockpit at all times during commercial flights, after last...
  • Westbrook helps Thunder rally past Suns

    Phoenix, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) – Russell Westbrook was up to his usual tricks on Sunday, pouring 33 points, nine rebounds and seven assists to carry his Oklahoma City Thunder to a 109-97 come-from-behind win over the...
  • 19 Signs you’re a Kardashian separated at birth

    19 Signs you’re a Kardashian separated at birth

    1. Your self-esteem is a tad too healthy Image: Giphy Might as well own it, right? 2. You bust out a twerk regardless of your whereabouts Image: Giphy Underwater, above water… no matter. Twerk on....
  • Ford’s big Lincoln Continental is coming back

    Ford’s big Lincoln Continental is coming back

    The Lincoln Motor Company, Ford’s luxury division, unveiled a big, richly-appointed, luxury car called the Continental in New York City Monday. This car has a big job: To regain for Lincoln the respect it once...

Headline News

  • UC Berkeley student missing after leaving Los Angeles party


    March 26, 2015: This undated photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department shows 19-year-old Eloi Vasquez. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department) Police in Los Angeles have asked for the public’s help in finding a missing University of California, Berkeley student who has not been seen since he left a frat party near the University of Southern California early Saturday.  Eloi Vasquez, 19, left the party at the USC chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon at around 1:30 a.m. after telling his friends he wanted to take a walk, LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman said in a statement. He never returned. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Police said that Vasquez didn’t have any money or identification on him when he left the party. His mother told KNBC-TV Vasquez called a friend in Northern California shortly after 2 a.m. telling her he was lost and in trouble. She said no one has been able to reach him on his cellphone. “Everyone knows …

    March 30, 2015 12:46 am
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Politics

  • New York state lawmakers reach budget deal


    NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York state lawmakers agreed a budget plan late on Sunday night that includes much-debated ethics and education reforms, state governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders said in statement. Cuomo proposed a $142 billion plan in January that keeps spending growth below 2 percent and promises money for big-ticket infrastructure projects while cutting property taxes. (Reporting by Edward Krudy; Editing by Paul Tait)

    March 29, 2015 11:05 pm
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Stocks

  • Ford’s big Lincoln Continental is coming back


    The Lincoln Motor Company, Ford’s luxury division, unveiled a big, richly-appointed, luxury car called the Continental in New York City Monday. This car has a big job: To regain for Lincoln the respect it once had, decades ago, as a luxury car brand. In recent years, Lincoln has mostly sold upgraded versions of Ford cars with little difference beyond the design and some added features. The Continental is, officially, a concept vehicle but something very much like it will go on sale next year, according to Ford (F). And the production car will also be called the Lincoln Continental, making it one of only two Lincoln models, along with the Navigator SUV, to have a name instead of letters like MKZ or MKC. The Continental is about the same length as a Mercedes-Benz S-class or long-wheelbase BMW 7-series, two expensive high-end luxury cars it is designed to compete against. Besides BMW and Mercedes, the Continental …

    March 29, 2015 11:25 pm
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Sports

  • Ducks win another one-goal game


    Newark, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – Francois Beauchemin’s early third-period goal proved to be the winner as the Anaheim Ducks held on for a 2-1 victory over New Jersey Devils on Sunday night. Beauchemin was credited with a goal that went in off New Jersey defenseman Jon Merrill, and the Ducks hung on for their NHL-leading 32nd one-goal win of the season. Ryan Kesler scored in the first period for Anaheim, which closed out a five- game road trip with a third consecutive win. The Ducks, who are in the driver’s seat for the Presidents’ Trophy as the NHL’s top team, started their trek by getting outscored 12-5 in losses to the New York Rangers and Columbus. “We weren’t really happy after the 7-2 and 5-3 losses in New York and Columbus, so we had a little bit of a regroup in Boston,” said Beauchemin. “We had a couple of meetings and wanted to make sure we …

    March 30, 2015 12:45 am
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World News

  • Flood warning issued in Kashmir


    Many areas of the main city of Srinagar are already under water A flood alert has been issued in Indian-administered Kashmir following torrential rain and a surge in the water level of the Jhelum river. Authorities have asked people living near the river to leave their homes and move to safer places. Many areas of the main city of Srinagar are already under water. The alert comes after more than 250 people died in September in what was described as the worst flooding in the region in half a century. The deputy chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir state, Nirmal Singh, said the authorities were on “full alert” after heavy rain in the Kashmir Valley and the “situation is being monitored continuously”. More than 200 families have been moved from low-lying areas to tents, government buildings and to the homes of their relatives on higher ground. The main road connecting Srinagar with Jammu has been …

    March 30, 2015 12:46 am
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Technology

  • Apple’s Tim Cook speaks out against pro-discrimination laws in op-ed


    Apple’s Tim Cook is increasingly speaking out about social issues. James Martin/CNET The United States is on the precipice of change, but Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, says it’s not for the better. His concern is a wave of pending legislation in more than two dozen states, mirroring Indiana’s controversial new law that some fear will allow discrimination against lesbian, gay and transgendered people through what the state calls “religious freedom.” The law, which was signed by Indiana’s governor last week, declares that an action by state or local government may not “substantially burden a person’s right to the exercise of religion.” Critics claim Indiana’s efforts would allow businesses to discriminate against their patrons, particularly those in the gay community. Indiana’s governor has since said he is working with state legislators to “clarify” the intent of the law. Some in the tech community have already started to take sides. Companies like the business process specialist Salesforce …

    March 29, 2015 10:44 pm
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Science

  • Big data allows computer engineers to find genetic clues in humans


    Big data: It’s a term we read and hear about often, but is hard to grasp. Computer scientists at Washington University in St. Louis’ School of Engineering Applied Science tackled some big data about an important protein and discovered its connection in human history as well as clues about its role in complex neurological diseases. Through a novel method of analyzing these big data, Sharlee Climer, PhD, research assistant professor in computer science, and Weixiong Zhang, PhD, professor of computer science and of genetics at the School of Medicine, discovered a region encompassing the gephyrin gene on chromosome 14 that underwent rapid evolution after splitting in two completely opposite directions thousands of years ago. Those opposite directions, known as yin and yang, are still strongly evident across different populations of people around the world today. The results of their research, done with Alan Templeton, PhD, the Charles Rebstock professor emeritus in the Department of Biology …

    March 29, 2015 11:05 pm
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Health

  • Spring Allergies Have Arrived


    SUNDAY, March 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — It may not feel like it in some parts of the United States, but spring has arrived and that means it’s allergy season. About 50 million Americans have seasonal allergies — also called hay fever — and suffer symptoms such as sneezing, stuffy or runny noses, and itchy eyes, nose and throat, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. “Even with snow still on the ground, trees have started budding and are the first to produce pollen, creating major problems for people with allergies,” Dr. David Rosenstreich, chief of the division of allergy and immunology at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, said in a hospital news release. “The symptoms people experience often resemble a common cold, but, if it happens every year at this time, it’s most likely to be allergies,” he explained. Over-the-counter and prescription medications can help reduce allergy symptoms. “By …

    March 29, 2015 11:06 pm
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Entertainment

  • 19 Signs you’re a Kardashian separated at birth


    1. Your self-esteem is a tad too healthy Image: Giphy Might as well own it, right? 2. You bust out a twerk regardless of your whereabouts Image: Giphy Underwater, above water… no matter. Twerk on. 3. You have the lethal combination of curiosity and no filter Image: Giphy It just rolls off your tongue. As if you were asking someone to pass the salt. 4. You think the world is your dance floor Image: Giphy Come to think of it, maybe the secret to wearing a bikini is to treat the world like a giant dance floor. 5. You find yourself making up your own language Image: Giphy Not snowballs. Not beach balls. Not even hairballs. There’s a new ball in town, people. 6. You give yourself lofty nicknames Image: Giphy The combination of a lofty nickname and speaking in the third person is the clincher. 7. You share every bodily function with the world …

    March 29, 2015 11:26 pm
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Editorial

  • Don’t suspend ISIS Twitter accounts                                               


    This month the State Department boasted that it shut down thousands of Islamic State twitter accounts used to promote propaganda. Outraged over the administration’s failure to wage more real war, Concerned Veterans of America CEO Pete Hegseth mocked the twitter offensive, saying: “Until you can take a hashtag, load it into a magazine, rack it into an M-4, charge it and put it in the forehead of an IS fighter, they can take their hashtags and sit on the sidelines.” ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Hegseth is right about the need for more real military action. But I’d go a step further and say not only is removing the ISIS Twitter and social media accounts weak and ineffective, it could actually hurt our fight.  This is because we should generally allow ISIS to broadcast its savagery for the world to see, remember and condemn. Of course accounts that pose a real security threat should be blocked but in the …

    March 29, 2015 11:06 pm
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Odd News

  • Daughter bests father in feud at Japan shareholder’s meeting


    TOKYO (Reuters) – A rare family feud erupted in a Japanese shareholders meeting on Friday, when the chief executive of Otsuka Kagu Ltd defeated her father’s attempt to oust her, vowing to push ahead with her plan to take the furniture retailer more mass-market. “I am sorry that things have come to this,” Kumiko Otsuka, 47, coolly told shareholders in the meeting, in which she instructed her father, company founder and chairman Katsuhisa Otsuka, and her mother to identify themselves by name and shareholder number. The daughter overcame the chairman’s challenge by an undisclosed majority vote. “I had five children,” the father said from the audience as he pleaded with shareholders to back his return as CEO. “Kumiko was the first and she was a difficult birth.” Kumiko’s mother also gave a rambling speech criticizing the CEO, until another shareholder yelled at her to stop. The Otsuka family showdown – virtually unheard of in Japan’s …

    March 27, 2015 10:40 am
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