Headline News

  • Suspect now faces charges for 2 killings, including homeless man in drainage culvert


    TUCSON, Ariz. –  Tucson police say a man arrested in a homicide that occurred Friday is also responsible for the killing of a homeless man last month. Police say 52-year-old Denny Bradley was booked into Pima County Jail on Saturday on two counts of first-degree murder. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT They say Bradley was detained at the scene on West Miracle Mile, where the body of 59-year-old Darrell Flinchum was discovered behind a business. Upon further investigation, detectives say they determined Bradley is also the person who killed Lanny Fuson on Jan. 24. Police found the 58-year-old Fuson’s body near the opening of a drainage culvert in the same area. They say he had obvious signs of blunt-force trauma. They believe Fuson was homeless at the time. It was not known if Bradley had an attorney. ___ Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.tucson.com

    February 28, 2015 6:06 pm
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Politics

  • Kentucky Senator Rand Paul wins straw poll in boost to 2016 presidential prospects


    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (Reuters) – Senator Rand Paul won a straw poll of conservative activists on Saturday, giving his potential bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 a boost, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker came in second in a surprising show of strength. Whether the victory for the libertarian Paul will have long-lasting benefit is unclear as he is among more than a dozen potential candidates jockeying for position. Paul, a 52-year-old Kentucky Republican, outdistanced a host of other potential candidates by taking 25.7 percent of the vote at the Conservative Political Action Conference, a gathering of activists on Washington’s outskirts of Washington. Walker’s second-place showing at 21.4 percent represented a significant show of support among conservatives and suggested his potential candidacy will have real staying power as he seeks to remain among the front-runners for the nomination. Texas Senator Ted Cruz came in third with 11.5 percent of the votes out of a …

    February 28, 2015 5:27 pm
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Stocks

  • You got hacked. Cybersecurity stocks soar


    Companies keep getting hacked. And that’s music to the ears of the executives and investors in cybersecurity companies. February has been a phenomenal month for the overall stock market. The SP 500 is up about 6%. But companies that help mitigate the damage from major attacks have done even better. There is a relatively new exchange-traded fund for cybersecurity companies. The ticker symbol, appropriately, is HACK (HACK). It has surged nearly 17% in February. The massive data breach at health insurer Anthem (ANTM) earlier this month is one reason why the stocks have done so well. Related: Insurance giant Anthem hit by one of the largest data breaches ever The attack reminded investors of how important it is for companies to protect themselves, especially in the wake of Sony (SNE), Home Depot (HD) and Target (TGT), just to name a few of the prominent companies that have been hacked in the past year and a …

    February 28, 2015 5:46 pm
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Sports

  • Iwundu, Kansas State upset No. 12 Iowa State


    Manhattan, KS (SportsNetwork.com) – Wesley Iwundu scored four of his 11 points in the final 43 seconds, including a dunk off a stolen inbounds pass that gave Kansas State a dramatic 70-69 win over No. 12 Iowa State on Saturday. Down 12 with under 10 minutes remaining, Kansas State took the lead with a 20-6 run that was punctuated by Iwundu’s block on Georges Niang, which led to a layup at the other end for the sophomore forward. Later, Iwundu jumped Georges Niang’s pass on the Kansas State side of the court and broke to the basket to dunk with 16 seconds remaining to give the Wildcats the lead. After a foul stopped play at the other end, Naz Long airballed a 3-pointer at the buzzer for Iowa State. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT

    February 28, 2015 6:06 pm
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World News

  • Chilean girl appeals to president


    28 February 2015 Last updated at 22:03 Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet poses with Valentina Maureira after the girl appealed to her to authorize euthanasia. A video posted online by a 14-year-old girl asking Chile’s president to allow her to die has been viewed by thousands of people. The girl, Valentina Maureira, suffers from cystic fibrosis, an incurable genetic disorder that attacks the lungs and other organs. President Michele Bachelet responded by visiting Valentina in hospital. Her spokesman said Valentina could not be granted her wish but the government would pay for psychiatric treatment. Valentina’s message has been viewed thousands of times on social networks, fuelling the debate in Chile over euthanasia, which is forbidden by law. “I asked to speak urgently with the president, because I am tired of living with this disease.” she said. She also said she had an older brother who died of the same illness when he was six years old …

    February 28, 2015 6:06 pm
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Technology

  • Spyware and malware availability sparks surge in internet stalking


    Domestic violence experts have warned that the use of specialist technology that enables abusers to stalk victims online and via mobile phones is growing at an alarming rate. A series of parliamentary answers has revealed that, in the 12 months up to April 2014, police received 10,731 reports of computers being compromised by spyware and malware (malicious software). Both can be used by abusers to gather information from someone’s computer or phone. They can allow abusers to view documents, photographs or passwords – and even turn on a device’s camera or microphone. Mobile spyware can also reveal a person’s location. The real number of victims is likely to be considerably higher. “As most victims are unaware that they are being watched or are too scared to come forward, the real number of incidents could be up to 10 times that,” said Harry Fletcher, criminal justice director of the Digital-Trust, a new charity set up to help …

    February 28, 2015 5:26 pm
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Science

  • Two quantum properties teleported together for first time


    Twice the fun: teleporting two properties of a photon The values of two inherent properties of one photon – its spin and its orbital angular momentum – have been transferred via quantum teleportation onto another photon for the first time by physicists in China. Previous experiments have managed to teleport a single property, but scaling that up to two properties proved to be a difficult task, which has only now been achieved. The team’s work is a crucial step forward in improving our understanding of the fundamentals of quantum mechanics and the result could also play an important role in the development of quantum communications and quantum computers. Alice and Bob Quantum teleportation first appeared in the early 1990s after four researchers, including Charles Bennett of IBM in New York, developed a basic quantum teleportation protocol. To successfully teleport a quantum state, you must make a precise initial measurement of a system, transmit the measurement …

    February 28, 2015 5:26 pm
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Health

  • Sierra Leone vice president places himself in Ebola quarantine


    FREETOWN (Reuters) – Sierra Leone’s Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana said on Saturday that he had placed himself in a 21-day quarantine after one of his bodyguards died of Ebola amid a worrying recent surge in new infections in the West African nation. Cases of Ebola, which has killed nearly 10,000 people in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea during a year-long epidemic, have fallen off sharply in recent weeks. Of 99 new confirmed Ebola cases in the region during the week to Feb. 22, however, 63 were in Sierra Leone according to the World Health Organization’s weekly report. Sam-Sumana’s bodyguard John Koroma died early this week. “I have decided to be put under quarantine because I do not want to take chances and I want to lead by example,” the vice president told Reuters. “I am very well and showing no signs of illness.” Sam-Sumana said his entire staff will also be placed under observation and …

    February 28, 2015 5:27 pm
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Entertainment

  • Lady Gaga Has A Crazy Costume Change In The Big Apple


    Posted on Sat Feb 28th, 2015 1:40pm PDT       By X17 Staff Lady Gaga’s look is always evolving, but her wardrobe switcheroo really threw us for a loop last night! After working it in a blonde wig for a photo shoot in New York City last night, Gaga stepped out about an hour later in a crazy blue suit and a black wig. We’re not sure what the shoot was for, but seeing as it was just announced that she’s going to star in the upcoming season of American Horror Story, we wouldn’t be surprised if it was related to that! Gaga announced on Twitter this week that she will be appearing in the fifth season of FX’s hit show, which will be called Hotel. “Make your reservation now,” she tweeted. We can’t WAIT!   SEE THE GALLERY Lady Gaga Switches Up Her Look In A Big Way Stories from around the Web

    February 28, 2015 6:06 pm
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Editorial

  • The Internet Gone Mad: Stop talking about white and gold dress. Now.


    I’m color blind. There’s not much good that comes from being color blind. Traffic lights are a challenge. I can never be a pilot. My wife frequently sends me back into the closet to change the frightful mélange of colors in which I’ve adorned myself, and I’m useless as a sounding board for her when she’s shopping (there’s also the fact that she looks stunningly beautiful in any color). But finally I’ve found the silver (or is it blue?) lining to being color blind. The gold/white, black/blue dress debate doesn’t matter to me. To me it’s green, blue, yellow, white, red, turquoise, magenta, grey, green and every other color on this great earth. And I don’t care.  ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT I love Facebook, I tweet a lot, I’ve been known to Instagram on occasion. But this? This national debate over what color a dress may or may not be? What has happened to us? If you …

    February 28, 2015 2:05 pm
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Odd News

  • Circus acrobat reported missing in Atlanta has been found


    (Reuters) – An acrobat reported missing in Atlanta by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey circus has been found, a production company said on Friday. Police issued a missing person bulletin on Thursday for Wei Cao, a 25-year-old Chinese citizen who performs a bicycle and juggling act for the circus, after she missed a scheduled performance this week. Feld Entertainment, which produces the circus, said in a statement that Cao had been located and no additional information was available. A spokeswoman for the Atlanta Police Department said the agency had not been notified of the performer’s return. (Reporting by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Lisa Lambert)

    February 28, 2015 1:19 am
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