• Starbucks is hiking prices, again

    Starbucks is hiking prices, again

    Your morning coffee may be getting a little more expensive. Starting Tuesday, Starbucks (SBUX) will charge 5 to 20 cents more for some of its drinks — mostly hot beverages — at the majority of...
  • Karate Kid producer Weintraub dies

    Karate Kid producer Weintraub dies

    Jerry Weintraub had a successful career that spanned more than five decades Jerry Weintraub – one of Hollywood’s most famous producers – has died aged 77, US media report. They say the man behind the...
  • Scherzer, Bumgarner head National League All-Star pitchers

    Washington right-hander Max Scherzer and San Francisco left-hander Madison Bumgarner head a powerful 13-man National League pitching line-up for next week’s All-Star game. The pitching lineups for both leagues were announced on Monday, with reigning...
  • Hungary MPs approve border fence

    Hungary MPs approve border fence

    There has been a sharp rise in the number of migrants trying to enter Hungary Hungary’s parliament has passed new legislation tightening asylum rules, and backed plans to erect a border fence to keep out...
  • Mayweather stripped of title he won in Pacquiao fight

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been stripped of the welterweight world title he won after beating Filipino Manny Pacquiao this year for failing to comply with rules, the World Boxing Organization said on Monday. Mayweather, who...

Headline News

  • Deported man charged with murder in San Francisco shooting


    SAN FRANCISCO A convicted felon who had been deported from the United States to Mexico five times was charged on Monday with murder in the shooting of a woman last week at a tourist area in San Francisco. Francisco Sanchez, 45, was arrested for the shooting of Kathryn Steinle, 32, last Wednesday evening. The case drew national attention after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during the weekend used the killing to decry U.S.-Mexico border security. The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office said in a statement that Sanchez would be arraigned on Tuesday. Immigration officials said Sanchez was released from federal prison in March after a felony re-entry conviction. He was transferred to the custody of the San Francisco County Sheriff’s Office on a drug arrest warrant and federal officials asked to be notified prior to his release. The Sheriff’s Office said the charges were dismissed and since there was no active warrant or judicial order …

    July 6, 2015 8:46 pm
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Politics

  • Obama says U.S. to increase support for Syria opposition


    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama pledged to increase U.S. support for the moderate opposition in Syria’s civil war on Monday and said the United States needed to do more at home to prevent attacks and combat Islamic State efforts to recruit followers. Obama, speaking during a visit to the Pentagon, noted the difficulty of preventing small-scale attacks by “lone wolves” within the U.S. homeland despite success at preventing large attacks since the Sept. 11, 2001 assaults on New York and Washington. “We’re going to have to pick up our game to prevent these attacks,” he said. Obama said there were no current plans to send additional U.S. troops overseas and repeated that the fight against the militant group also known as ISIL would not be quick. He said U.S. training of Iraqi forces had been ramped up after being too slow. The U.S. military has lamented that Iraq had not provided enough recruits to meet U.S. …

    July 6, 2015 6:05 pm
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Stocks

  • Starbucks is hiking prices, again


    Your morning coffee may be getting a little more expensive. Starting Tuesday, Starbucks (SBUX) will charge 5 to 20 cents more for some of its drinks — mostly hot beverages — at the majority of its U.S. stores. The company did not specify exactly which drinks will be impacted because it charges different prices in different regions of the country. Starbucks has increased prices on different products for at least the past three years, but Starbucks spokesperson Lisa Passe said this is the first increase in two years “for the majority of impacted beverages, such as Tall brewed coffee and Grande Latte.” On average a Starbucks receipt will be about 1% more expensive, she added. Food, packaged coffee, or and some drinks such as a Frappuccinos and Grande-sized brewed coffees will not be affected. But Tall and Venti brewed coffee will go up by 10 cents in most markets. The higher prices come despite an …

    July 6, 2015 9:06 pm
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Sports

  • Scherzer, Bumgarner head National League All-Star pitchers


    Washington right-hander Max Scherzer and San Francisco left-hander Madison Bumgarner head a powerful 13-man National League pitching line-up for next week’s All-Star game. The pitching lineups for both leagues were announced on Monday, with reigning NL Most Valuable Player Clayton Kershaw a notable omission. But Kershaw’s Dodger team mate Matt Greinke earned selection. He has a miserly 1.48 ERA this year, best in the majors ahead of Scherzer. Scherzer has been on fire for the Nationals recently. He came within one out of a perfect game on June 21, before settling for a no-hitter, while Bumgarner is having another strong season after leading the Giants to the World Series championship last year. On the American League front, Chris Sale will make his fourth All-Star appearance. The Chicago White Sox left-hander has 141 strikeouts this season, tied for first in the AL. Detroit left-hander David Price will make his fifth All-Star appearance. The position players, elected …

    July 6, 2015 8:46 pm
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World News

  • Karate Kid producer Weintraub dies


    Jerry Weintraub had a successful career that spanned more than five decades Jerry Weintraub – one of Hollywood’s most famous producers – has died aged 77, US media report. They say the man behind the Karate Kid and Ocean’s Eleven films passed away in Santa Barbara, California, with his family at his side. The cause of his death was not immediately known. Weintraub started his career in the music industry and later moved into film production. He founded his own production company, but then began working for Warner Bros. ‘Passion for life’ Actor George Clooney, who starred in Ocean’s Eleven, paid tribute to Weintraub. “In the coming days there will be tributes. We’ll laugh at his great stories, and applaud his accomplishments,” the actor was quoted as saying by the Hollywood Reporter. “And in the years to come, the stories and accomplishments will get better with age, just as Jerry would have wanted it. But …

    July 6, 2015 8:46 pm
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Technology

  • Robot wedding in Japan is spectacularly weird (Tomorrow Daily 203)


    A robot wedding is easily the most fun way to start your week, wouldn’t you agree? We’re discussing the logistics of the event on today’s show, particularly what to get the happy couple. We originally thought about a toaster, but upon further reflection, we think that might come across as rude to a couple of robots. Either way, it’s fun to speculate about what robots might like for their nuptials. Almost 25 years ago, Sony and Nintendo partnered together to design a hybrid cartridge/CD console. Sadly, because of concerns from both companies, the console never saw the light of day… until now. A reddit user claims they have one of the prototype consoles, and shared photos of the device with the rest of the Internet. There’s also a new way to drive a Range Rover Sport around — you just need the prototype car and the corresponding smartphone app. Oh, and we forgot to mention…the …

    July 6, 2015 5:45 pm
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Science

  • Researchers develop world’s most sensitive test to detect infectious disease, superbugs


    Related images(click to enlarge) Infectious diseases such as hepatitis C and some of the world’s deadliest superbugs–C. difficile and MRSA among them–could soon be detected much earlier by a unique diagnostic test, designed to easily and quickly identify dangerous pathogens. Researchers at McMaster University have developed a new way to detect the smallest traces of metabolites, proteins or fragments of DNA. In essence, the new method can pick up any compound that might signal the presence of infectious disease, be it respiratory or gastrointestinal. “The method we have developed allows us to detect targets at levels that are unprecedented,” says John Brennan, director of McMaster’s Biointerfaces Institute, where the work was done. This new method is described online in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition. “The test has the best sensitivity ever reported for a detection system of this kind – it is as much as 10,000 times more sensitive than other detection systems,” he …

    July 6, 2015 5:45 pm
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Health

  • Humana cuts outlook, raising new concerns about Aetna deal


    NEW YORK Humana Inc, fresh from announcing an agreement to be purchased by larger rival Aetna Inc, prompted new investor concerns about the $33 billion deal on Monday by lowering its 2015 financial forecasts. The transaction announced on Friday is already expected to face a tough review by U.S. antitrust regulators, particularly if another major deal among health insurers emerges. Humana, which has posted disappointing results for several quarters in a row, said on Monday that members of its Medicare Advantage plans for the elderly were using hospital services at a higher rate than the company expected. That increase could cut into already tight profit margins, if Humana ends up paying more for medical claims than they anticipated when setting monthly insurance rates. Humana CEO Bruce Broussard said on a conference call with investors that inpatient hospital admissions have not performed in line with what the company had forecast. That contributed to its decision to …

    July 6, 2015 6:05 pm
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Entertainment

  • Jill Scott changes her tune about Bill Cosby in this Twitter rant


    Back in December, Scott defended Cosby against mounting sexual assault allegations, saying, “I side with substantiated proof when media/society is attempting to destroy a magnificent Legacy… I’m respecting a man who has done more for the image of Brown people that almost anyone EVER.” But after Cosby’s 2005 deposition in a sexual assault lawsuit was released proving he admitted to drugging women, the singer has been forced to rethink her formerly staunch opinion. More: Bill Cosby’s daughter released a statement you have to see About Bill Cosby. Sadly his own testimony offers PROOF of terrible deeds, which is ALL I have ever required to believe the accusations. — Jill Scott (@missjillscott) July 6, 2015 1) We live in America. Many African American men are detained /or imprisoned for crimes without evidence. I will never jump on bandwagons — Jill Scott (@missjillscott) July 6, 2015 2) based on social media or hearsay. Proof will always matter …

    July 6, 2015 9:26 pm
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Editorial

  • San Francisco ‘sanctuary’ killing: Why is our political class letting illegals harm Americans?


    Is reality about to intrude on America’s political class?  For at least the last two decades, that clerisy has assured us that immigration, legal or otherwise, is a virtue.  We’ve also been told that our lawless southern border is coming under control.   In his first year in office, President Bill Clinton said, “I believe we should stiffen our efforts to control the southern border.” He added “I think we should have more Border Patrol agents and I think we should do more to restrict illegal immigration.”   In a 2006 address from the Oval Office, President George W. Bush proclaimed that “the United States must secure its borders,” and said that “we are launching the most technologically advanced border security initiative in American history.”   President Obama said “When I took office, I committed to fixing this broken immigration system, and I began by doing what I could to secure our borders.”  The White House boasts that his subsequent efforts “represent the most serious and sustained effort to secure our border in our …

    July 6, 2015 6:06 pm
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Odd News

  • Canadian goes airborne in lawn chair lifted by helium balloons


    CALGARY, Alberta A Canadian man who parachuted from a flying lawn chair powered by helium balloons was facing police charges on Monday. Daniel Booria of Calgary was charged with mischief after he tied more than 100 helium-filled balloons to a lawn chair on Sunday evening, strapped a parachute on his back and set sail over the city in a publicity stunt intended to advertise a cleaning-products company. The 26-year-old was intending to steer the improvised aerial device over the Calgary Stampede, the city’s annual rodeo and festival that attracts over a million visitors a year, with an eye to parachuting onto the grounds. He was blown off course and jumped on a field nearly 2 km (1.2 miles) west of his intended destination where he was met by police and arrested. “It was the most fun thing I’ve ever done,” the man told the Calgary Sun newspaper, saying the stunt used a C$20 ($15.80) lawn …

    July 6, 2015 5:45 pm
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