• Shroud of Turin back on display

    Worshippers believe the Shroud of Turin to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ The Shroud of Turin returns to public display at the city’s cathedral on Sunday after a break of five years. The...
  • Orioles bounce back by besting Red Sox

    Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) – Chris Tillman’s 5 1/3 effective innings and a two-run homer from Chris Davis got the Baltimore Orioles back in the win column with a 4-1 decision over the Boston Red Sox....
  • Bird flu confirmed on second farm in Ontario, Canada

    TORONTO (Reuters) – Preliminary testing has confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza on a second Ontario farm, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Saturday. The federal agency said the broiler breeder chicken farm...
  • A call to US educators: Learn from Canada

    Related images(click to enlarge) As states and the federal government in the U.S. continue to clash on the best ways to improve American education, Canada’s Province of Ontario manages successful education reform initiatives that are...
  • Son sought over double family murder

    Peter Fox is described as white, between 5ft 2in and 5ft 5in tall, with short dark hair and brown eyes Police investigating the murders of a mother and her daughter in Merseyside urgently want to...

Headline News

  • Officers kill knife-wielding man near St. Louis, police say


    (Reuters) – A 23-year-old African-American man who barricaded himself in his mother’s house in a St. Louis suburb was shot and killed by police when he rushed at them with a knife in one hand and a Bible in the other, authorities said on Saturday. The St. Louis County police chief described the encounter as one that left his officers with no choice but to open fire. The man’s death in the city of Jennings followed a string of police shootings around the United States, many involving African-Americans, that have raised questions about the use of force by law enforcement. One prominent case was in another St. Louis suburb, Ferguson. A Missouri grand jury’s decision in November to bring no charges against a white officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in Ferguson in August triggered a wave of protests from coast to coast. Earlier this month, a South Carolina patrolman was charged with …

    April 18, 2015 10:27 pm
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Politics

  • Here’s one White House hopeful who wants to get big money out of politics


    NASHUA, N.H. (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham has an unusual message for a potential Republican presidential candidate: He wants to stem the flow of unregulated money in politics. That puts him at odds with much of his party, as well as fellow White House hopefuls who have taken advantage of weakened campaign-finance laws to aggressively raise money in the early months of the 2016 presidential campaign. Many Republicans argue that restricting money is a way of suppressing political speech. Graham agrees with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other Democrats that a 2010 Supreme Court decision that cleared the way for unlimited spending has given too much power to wealthy donors. “We’ve got to figure out a way to fix this mess, because basically 50 people are running the whole show,” Graham told Reuters at a gathering of Republican hopefuls in New Hampshire. Wealthy donors are expected to be a bigger factor in …

    April 18, 2015 10:46 pm
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Stocks

  • Fearing United plane was hacked, FBI pulls security expert off flight


    The FBI pulled cybersecurity researcher Chris Roberts from a United Airlines operated Boeing 737, like this one here. A computer security expert was pulled from his United Airlines flight in Syracuse on Wednesday afternoon, after the FBI feared he had hacked the plane. All it took was a tweet to raise the FBI’s suspicion. It sounded like Chris Roberts, a cybersecurity professional from Denver, was about to use his laptop to force the plane to deploy the emergency oxygen masks. In a tweet, Roberts referenced the plane’s satellite communications and the aircraft’s engine-indicating and crew-alerting system. Federal law enforcement didn’t find that funny and immediately kicked into action. Roberts said FBI agents detained and questioned him for four hours. They also seized his laptop, iPad, hard drives, and other computer gear. A day and a half later, it’s clear that Roberts meant no harm. The plane is fine. No one was hurt. The computer gear …

    April 18, 2015 11:06 pm
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Sports

  • Orioles bounce back by besting Red Sox


    Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) – Chris Tillman’s 5 1/3 effective innings and a two-run homer from Chris Davis got the Baltimore Orioles back in the win column with a 4-1 decision over the Boston Red Sox. Tillman (2-1) rebounded from a rough previous start to hold the Red Sox to one run while striking out five, while Davis gave his team some needed breathing room by capping Baltimore’s 13-hit day with a blast over the Green Monster in the ninth inning. Adam Jones continued his hot start to the season by going 3-for-5 with a run scored for the Orioles. Davis finished with two hits and Caleb Joseph delivered an RBI single to help Baltimore bounce back from a 3-2 loss in Friday’s opener of this four-game wraparound set. David Ortiz and Brock Holt each had three hits for Boston, but the Red Sox were hurt by an 0-for-9 performance with runners in scoring position. Red …

    April 18, 2015 11:26 pm
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World News

  • Shroud of Turin back on display


    Worshippers believe the Shroud of Turin to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ The Shroud of Turin returns to public display at the city’s cathedral on Sunday after a break of five years. The 4.4-metre-long (14-ft) cloth will be on show until 24 June. Viewings are free but must be booked. Already one million people have signed up. Some devotees believe the shroud to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. Sceptics point to carbon dating that suggests it is a medieval forgery from the 1300s. Scientists have not agreed on how the image of a man was imprinted on the cloth. Turin Shroud: In detail Pope Francis will be among those to view the shroud – in a visit on 21 June. The last public viewings were in 2010, when 2.5 million people came to see it. The shroud is in a climate-controlled case in Turin’s cathedral The Church has not officially claimed …

    April 18, 2015 11:26 pm
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Technology

  • White goods dominate e-waste items


    Only 7% of the global e-waste mountain is made up of phones, computers and printers Old kitchen, bathroom and laundry equipment made up 60% of the 41.8 million tonnes of electronic waste thrown away in 2014, suggests a report. Written by researchers from UN University it details how much e-waste different regions discard. Old microwaves, washing machines, dishwashers and other household items made up the bulk of the waste. Only 16% of the items discarded found their way into proper recycling and re-use schemes. Urban mine The report found the US was the nation which disposed of most electronic waste with 7,072 kilotonnes generated in 2014. China was second (6,032 kilotonnes) and Japan third (2,200 kilotonnes). European nations topped the rankings of regions measured by how much waste each citizen generated. In Norway, each inhabitant did away with about 28.4kg of electronic waste, found the report. Across Africa levels of e-waste generated per inhabitant were …

    April 18, 2015 10:25 pm
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Science

  • A call to US educators: Learn from Canada


    Related images(click to enlarge) As states and the federal government in the U.S. continue to clash on the best ways to improve American education, Canada’s Province of Ontario manages successful education reform initiatives that are equal parts cooperation and experimentation, according to a Boston College professor and authority on educational change. “Although there have been battles in the past, the hallmarks of Ontario’s education reform efforts are cooperation and experimentation — with an emphasis on cooperation,” said Lynch School of Education Professor Dennis Shirley. “Ontario has struck the right balance. Unfortunately, in the U.S., we squander a lot of energy by fighting with each other. Instead, we should be pulling together to do the real work of improving teaching and learning.” Shirley, editor of the Journal of Educational Change, will discuss Ontario’s efforts today at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting. Joining Shirley will be officials from Ontario’s Ministry of Education, whose research points …

    April 18, 2015 10:46 pm
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Health

  • Bird flu confirmed on second farm in Ontario, Canada


    TORONTO (Reuters) – Preliminary testing has confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza on a second Ontario farm, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Saturday. The federal agency said the broiler breeder chicken farm has been placed under quarantine to control the spread of the disease. Further testing is underway to determine the precise subtype and strain of the virus. Avian influenza is an infectious viral disease of birds. Most bird flu viruses do not infect humans or pose a food safety risk when poultry products are properly handled and cooked. Canadian authorities earlier this month confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza on a turkey farm near Woodstock, Ontario. The virus on the turkey farm was the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain, similar to one that has spread across the United States. Since the beginning of the year, H5N2 has been found in birds in U.S. states stretching from Oregon to Arkansas. No human …

    April 18, 2015 10:46 pm
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Entertainment

  • Chris Brown looks incredibly happy as a father in new pic with his daughter


    Chris Brown just found out he was a father a few short weeks ago, and it would take some time to adjust to the news for anyone in his situation. But after seeing these photos and listening to Jamie Foxx, we think Brown might be making up for lost time quite nicely. Brown recently posted the most adorable photos of his new daughter, Royalty, to his Instagram, and we can’t believe how beautiful she is. He perfectly captioned the photo, “God has blessed me with my twin. #ROYALTY.” God has blessed me with my twin. #ROYALTY A photo posted by @chrisbrownofficial on Apr 16, 2015 at 7:46pm PDT While there have been lots of rumors about custody negotiations, it doesn’t appear to be slowing down the singer’s time of getting to know his 10-month-old daughter. In the second photo posted, you can see the little girl’s curls flowing around her face. It is simply adorable. A …

    April 18, 2015 9:45 pm
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Editorial

  • Forget Cuba or health care reform, Obama’s real legacy is Middle East nukes


    April 17, 2015: President Obama reaches to shake hands with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in the Oval Office. (AP) President Obama recently sat down for a long, wide-ranging interview with Thomas Friedman, the New York Times’ premier columnist and multiple Pulitzer Prize winner. It was supposed to be an elevated discussion between two intellectuals about the weighty foreign policy issues not just of the day, but of the modern era. Obama kept referring to broad, sweeping words of wisdom – the deal with Iran is a “once in a lifetime” chance. He hinted at a similar deal with Cuba. And he announced, “You asked about an Obama doctrine. The doctrine is: We will engage, but we preserve all our capabilities.” ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Sadly, we have seen that the alternative to American leadership isn’t world peace, but rising regional hegemony – or even worse, chaos. China, Russia, Iran and the Islamic State don’t want to play …

    April 18, 2015 6:56 am
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Odd News

  • Former Washington state governor ejects man from car


    SEATTLE (Reuters) – Former Washington state Governor Chris Gregoire used fast thinking and driving to stop a stranger from climbing into her car in a store parking lot, Olympia police said on Thursday. Gregoire, who was governor from 2005 to 2013, packed her purchases into the car’s trunk in a Lowe’s home improvement lot, the police said. As she did she saw a man watching her. Police said that once she was inside the car, the man opened the passenger door and started climbing in just as she began backing out of the space. She hit the gas pedal, the man fell to the ground and the door slammed shut, police said. The man, identified as 47-year-old Mark Snodderly, was not injured. Police said he then caused a disturbance in the store, adding that he was cited for disorderly conduct and taken to a hospital for evaluation. (This story has been refiled to fix spelling …

    April 16, 2015 6:22 pm
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