• Sikh barred from flight ‘over turban’

    Sikh barred from flight ‘over turban’

    Image copyright Instagram Image caption Mr Ahluwalia pictured with his ticket showing the “SSSS” stamp denoting extra screening A Sikh actor has claimed he was barred from boarding an Aeromexico plane because of his turban....
  • Tesla’s worst trading day since 2014

    Tesla’s worst trading day since 2014

    Tesla’s stock just had its worst day in more than a year. Shares fell 9% on Monday — their biggest loss since September, 2014. Several analysts have recently issued lukewarm reports on the electric car...
  • Kvesic & Beaumont in England squad

    Kvesic & Beaumont in England squad

    Germany-born Kvesic has played twice for England since making his debut in 2013 England have added Matt Kvesic and Josh Beaumont to their 27-man training squad for Sunday’s Six Nations match against Italy in Rome....
  • Help Kids Lose the Wrath for Math

    Bad news for parents who don’t like math: If you have math anxiety and try to help your child with his math homework, the probability is high that your child will pick up on that...

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  • Help Kids Lose the Wrath for Math


    Bad news for parents who don’t like math: If you have math anxiety and try to help your child with his math homework, the probability is high that your child will pick up on that stress. Rachel Miller of Albany, New York, helps her son, who is in middle school, with his language arts, history and science homework. But when it comes to math, she’s at a loss. “I just don’t know how to help him,” Miller said. “If there’s a history assignment — or even a science problem that I have no idea about — I can look it up on the Internet. I can’t do that with algebra.” Miller was able to help her son with the basics. When math became more complicated, “even going online to search for a solution was useless,” she explained. “I just didn’t get it. I was stressed, and my son picked up on my stress, enough so …

    February 8, 2016 3:38 pm
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Politics

  • Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg says eyeing 2016 run for president: FT


    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he is considering running for U.S. president in 2016, the Financial Times reported on Monday. The billionaire media mogul said he was “looking at all the options” when asked whether he was considering a run, the newspaper said. (Reporting by Eric Walsh in Washington; Editing by Eric Beech) SAP is the sponsor of this content. It was independently created by Reuters’ editorial staff and funded in part by SAP, which otherwise has no role in this coverage.

    February 8, 2016 4:37 pm
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Stocks

  • Tesla’s worst trading day since 2014


    Tesla’s stock just had its worst day in more than a year. Shares fell 9% on Monday — their biggest loss since September, 2014. Several analysts have recently issued lukewarm reports on the electric car maker, and Tesla’s stock is down 38% so far this year. The electric carmaker is slated to release its quarterly earnings update Wednesday afternoon. Analysts at Stifel gave investors more to worry about with a note issued Monday. While Stifel is bullish on Tesla in the long-term, analysts warn that the company may not be able to do enough to stave off short-term bears. Barron’s writer Ben Levinsohn wrote about the report in a blog post. Related: Tesla’s worst nightmare … cheap gas “At the end of the day, we think Tesla shares may be at risk simply because management remains long-term focused,” a quote from the report in Barron’s reads. In order to compete in the car market, Tesla …

    February 8, 2016 4:58 pm
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Sports

  • Kvesic & Beaumont in England squad


    Germany-born Kvesic has played twice for England since making his debut in 2013 England have added Matt Kvesic and Josh Beaumont to their 27-man training squad for Sunday’s Six Nations match against Italy in Rome. Travelling reserves Elliot Daly and Maro Itoje also join the 23 selected for England’s 15-9 opening win against Scotland at Murrayfield. Back rows Kvesic and Beaumont were included in Eddie Jones’ first 33-man squad but were cut for Saturday’s game. Kvesic is the only of the four additions to have been capped before. The 23-year-old has played twice for England since making his debut in 2013. England squad: Backs: Mike Brown (Harlequins), Danny Care (Harlequins), Ollie Devoto (Bath), Owen Farrell (Saracens), George Ford (Bath), Alex Goode (Saracens), Jonathan Joseph (Bath), Jack Nowell (Exeter), Anthony Watson (Bath), Ben Youngs (Leicester), Elliot Daly (Wasps) Forwards: Dan Cole (Leicester), Jack Clifford (Harlequins), Jamie George (Saracens), Dylan Hartley (Northampton), James Haskell (Wasps), Paul Hill …

    February 8, 2016 3:38 pm
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World News

  • Sikh barred from flight ‘over turban’


    Image copyright Instagram Image caption Mr Ahluwalia pictured with his ticket showing the “SSSS” stamp denoting extra screening A Sikh actor has claimed he was barred from boarding an Aeromexico plane because of his turban. Indian-American Waris Ahluwalia, who is also a designer, said he was prevented from boarding after he refused to remove his turban in public. The incident happened during additional security checks before a flight from Mexico City to New York. Aeromexico said it had complied with security protocols and it regretted any “inconvenience”. He posted a picture of the ticket on his Instagram account. It carried an “SSSS” stamp, an acronym for Secondary Security Screening Selection, an airport measure that selects passengers for additional screening. The selection is said to be random. Mr Ahluwalia, who has appeared in The Grand Budapest Hotel and starred in a campaign for American clothing brand GAP, said he was on his way to New York …

    February 8, 2016 4:58 pm
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Technology

  • French privacy regulator cracks down on Facebook’s use of personal data


    The French data protection authority on Monday gave Facebook three months to stop tracking non-users’ web activity without their consent and ordered the social network to stop some transfers of personal data to the US. The French order is the first significant action to be taken against a company transferring Europeans’ data to the US following an EU court ruling last year that struck down an agreement that had been relied on by thousands of companies, including Facebook, to avoid cumbersome EU data transfer rules. The transatlantic Safe Harbour pact was ruled illegal last year amid concerns over mass US government snooping and EU data protection authorities said firms had three months to set up alternative legal arrangements for transferring data. That deadline expired last week, meaning regulators can now start taking legal action against companies still relying on Safe Harbour for approval to transfer data. “Facebook transfers personal data to the United States on …

    February 8, 2016 4:57 pm
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Science

  • Double dose of bad earthquake news


    Related images(click to enlarge) RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A team of researchers, including one from the University of California, Riverside, has discovered that earthquake ruptures can jump much further than previously thought, a finding that could have severe implications on the Los Angeles area and other regions in the world. The scientists found that an earthquake that initiates on one thrust fault can spread 10 times farther than previously thought to a second nearby thrust fault, vastly expanding the possible range of “earthquake doublets,” or double earthquakes. That could mean in areas such as Los Angeles, where there are multiple thrust faults close to each other, an earthquake from one thrust fault could spread to another fault, creating twice as much devastation. One potential bad scenario involves a single earthquake spreading between the Puente Hills thrust fault, which runs under downtown Los Angeles, and the Sierra Madre thrust fault, located close to Pasadena, said Gareth Funning, …

    February 8, 2016 3:37 pm
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Health

  • U.S. researchers find new bacteria that causes Lyme disease


    ATLANTA Researchers have discovered a new bacteria that causes Lyme disease in humans, a U.S. health agency said Monday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, working with the Mayo Clinic and health officials from Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota, discovered the new bacteria, called Borrelia mayonii, the CDC said in a statement. Previously, only one bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, was believed to cause human Lyme disease, which is transmitted through bites from by the blacklegged “deer” tick, the CDC statement said. The new bacteria has so far only been detected in the upper Midwest region of the United States, the CDC said. Researchers discovered Borrelia mayonii after studying blood samples of patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota who were suspected of having Lyme disease from 2012-2014, the CDC said. Samples from six out of 9,000 patients showed “unusual results” and prompted further study, the health agency said. The newly discovered bacteria is similar to …

    February 8, 2016 4:17 pm
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Entertainment

  • Jennifer Garner Looks Seriously Sexy In Liquid Leggings That Show Off Her Thin Pins


    Posted on Mon Feb 8th, 2016 12:40pm PDT       By X17 Staff Look like she’s showing ol’ Ben what he’s missing! Jennifer Garner wore some shiny black liquid leggings to her workout class in Brentwood over the weekend, and we are so used to seeing her in mom jeans that we had no idea she had this hot bod! The stress of her divorce with Ben Affleck could be causing her to shed a few pounds, but the more likely explanation is that she’s getting fit to get back in the dating game. The mother-of-three and her Batman star ex have been spending a lot of time together in recent weeks, which has naturally sparked reconciliation rumors, but we think they are just playing nice for the kids. Speaking of which, whatever happened to the reports that the Boston hunk was getting cozy with his co-star Sienna Miller. Something tells us there’s some truth to those…   …

    February 8, 2016 3:17 pm
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Editorial

  • Trump and Sanders: Why do so many Americans find them appealing?


    America is witnessing a political Supernova—voter flirtation with Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders—because both political parties have failed ordinary folks. To listen to the Obama administration and its apologists in the media, Americans are witnessing the second age of Pericles. The economy has added jobs for 64 straight months, unemployment at 4.9 percent is approaching pre-recession lows, and nominal wages are rising again. Prairie muffins! During Ronald Reagan’s presidency, jobs growth was twice the pace President Obama has accomplished, and the official unemployment rate is so low because 7 million American men ages 25 to 54 have quit looking for work altogether and don’t get counted. No surprise, family incomes, after accounting for inflation, are down $1,650 on Obama’s watch, and the averages hardly tell the whole story. Bankers and corporate elites are doing great—look at what Marissa Mayer pays herself to run Yahoo into the ground—but most young people are taking a terrible beating—in …

    February 8, 2016 2:57 pm
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Odd News

  • Wisconsin couple, too drunk to drive, give keys to 9-year-old: court


    MILWAUKEE A Wisconsin couple allowed their 9-year-old daughter to drive them and their 11-month-old baby because they were too drunk to do so themselves, according to Polk County Circuit Court records. Jason Roth, 36, and Amanda Eggert, 32, pleaded not guilty at the court on Friday to charges of recklessly endangering safety and neglecting a child, according to the online records. On Jan. 31, a sheriff’s deputy responded to a call about an erratic driver and found the couple and their children parked at a boat drop in Polk County, about 75 miles northeast of Minneapolis, according to a criminal complaint. The deputy arrested the couple when he learned that their 9-year-old daughter was driving them and their baby home in their pickup truck because they were both intoxicated, according to the complaint from the county prosecutor’s office. Eggert also faces several charges stemming from a fight she had with paramedics who arrived to help …

    February 8, 2016 3:57 pm
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