• Clinic leaks patients’ HIV status

    Clinic leaks patients’ HIV status

    Image copyright Google Image caption The director of the clinic at Dean Street reportedly sent an apology “within an hour” after the leak A sexual health clinic mistakenly leaked the HIV status of nearly 800...
  • Doug Thompson returns

    Doug Thompson returns

    Doug Thompson, founder and publisher of Capitol Hill Blue. Almost three years ago — November 9, 2012 — I came close to dying when I laid my Harley Davidson down on a dark country road...
  • Deadly ambush ends lull in Ukraine

    Deadly ambush ends lull in Ukraine

    Image copyright AFP Image caption Rebels and the Ukrainian army had agreed to revive the fragile Minsk ceasefire from Tuesday Two people have been killed and six wounded in an ambush on a Ukrainian army...
  • Your Heart Is Likely ‘Older’ Than You Are

    Your Heart Is Likely ‘Older’ Than You Are

    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Three out of four American adults have a heart that’s “older” than their years, raising their risk for heart attack or stroke, federal health officials said Tuesday. Your...
  • London’s car-melting skyscraper wins Carbuncle Cup

    LONDON A London skyscraper that made headlines for reflecting sunlight at an intensity that melted parts of a Jaguar car in the street below has been awarded the annual Carbuncle Cup that highlights perceived architectural...
  • Antimatter ‘surfs’ to higher energies on a plasma wave

    Antimatter ‘surfs’ to higher energies on a plasma wave

    Surf’s up: a simulation of self-loaded plasma wakefield acceleration A new technique that accelerates positrons much more efficiently than conventional particle accelerators has been unveiled at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in the US. The...

Headline News

  • Want to Be a Happier Parent and More Effective Entrepreneur? Ask for Help.


    It’s been said that it “takes a village” to raise a child. Well if that’s true, then it takes an army to be an entrepreneur on top of it. How can anyone possibly get through it all? Ask for help! It’s the hardest thing to do, I know. I’ve been there and done that through all the ups and downs of life. I’m still not used to doing it and I fight against it every day. It’s very hard to ask for help. Related: Get Your Ego Out of the Way and Ask for Help When You Need It Truthfully, as a parent, there’s help all around you. Not only from your family, friends and neighbors, but there are support groups and online resources designed to back you up when it comes to your parental duties. I’m amazed actually, because when I was going through the early stages of parenting there was not much out …

    September 2, 2015 6:37 am
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Politics

  • Doug Thompson returns


    Doug Thompson, founder and publisher of Capitol Hill Blue. Almost three years ago — November 9, 2012 — I came close to dying when I laid my Harley Davidson down on a dark country road late at night in Southwestern Virginia. I was returning from shooting a state high school football tournament match near Staunton when I came up on a black cow on an unlit road at the foot of Bent Mountain south of Roanoke. The accident left me in the hospital with broken bones, a severely lacerated face, a dislodged eye and brain damage.  On Christmas Eve of that year, when I hobbled out of the rehabilitation center of Carilion Clinic in Roanoke to climb into my wife’s car for a 41 mile ride home, the doctors called me “a walking miracle.” Probably the only time anyone ever applied the term “miracle” to me or my actions.  At first the doctors thought I …

    September 2, 2015 7:16 am
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Stocks

  • How to get the best deal on your iPhone trade-in


    The new iPhone is just around the corner, and it’s time to get serious about trading in your old smartphone. Apple Stores, carriers and smartphone recycling companies are practically falling over themselves trying to get you to trade-in your old phone, offering huge deals. The market for older smartphones — particularly used iPhones — is exploding, and there’s a likelihood that your old phone is worth hundreds of dollars. But deciding where to recycle your phone can be confusing. Each company is offering a slightly different promotion. Some are giving credits towards a new phone, others are giving discounts on service and then some are simply giving you cash. Here’s a quick guide to what you can expect to get for your old iPhone: 1) Gazelle The phone recycling company Gazelle is offering a tempting plan: It will beat your carrier or Apple’s trade-in offer between Sept. 2 and Sept. 9 (the day of Apple’s …

    September 2, 2015 6:16 am
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Sports

  • France to face Russia at Stade de France in March


    PARIS (AP) France will host Russia next year in a friendly at the Stade de France as part of its preparations for the 2016 European Championship. It will be the sixth meeting between the two nations, their first since a goalless draw in 2002. The game will be played on March 25, four days after France travels to the Netherlands in another friendly. As host, France is automatically qualified for Euro 2016 and must rely on friendly matches to get ready for the tournament. Didier Deschamps’s team plays Portugal in Lisbon on Friday before hosting Serbia in Bordeaux three days later.

    September 2, 2015 6:37 am
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World News

  • Deadly ambush ends lull in Ukraine


    Image copyright AFP Image caption Rebels and the Ukrainian army had agreed to revive the fragile Minsk ceasefire from Tuesday Two people have been killed and six wounded in an ambush on a Ukrainian army vehicle near the rebel-held city of Luhansk, officials in Kiev say. It was the first major incident since a renewed truce between the army and pro-Russian rebels came into effect on Tuesday. A spokesman said the vehicle had hit a mine and come under sniper fire. Both sides had reported only minor violations of the Minsk ceasefire over the past two days. Military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said the two people killed were both civilians taking part in an anti-smuggling operation north-east of Luhansk, on the demarcation line between rebel-held and government areas, AFP reported. Six soldiers were among the wounded, officials said.

    September 2, 2015 6:56 am
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Technology

  • Clinic leaks patients’ HIV status


    Image copyright Google Image caption The director of the clinic at Dean Street reportedly sent an apology “within an hour” after the leak A sexual health clinic mistakenly leaked the HIV status of nearly 800 patients, bosses admitted. The 56 Dean Street clinic in London’s Soho sent out names and email addresses of 780 patients with HIV in an information sheet regularly sent out to people who attend the clinic. Patients were supposed to be blind-copied into an email but instead details were sent as a group email. It was down to a member of staff’s “human error”, the clinic said. The centre, along with others in the trust’s network, comprises Europe’s biggest sexual health service. Maximum fine £500,000 Patients who have attended HIV clinics and opted in for the clinic’s OptionE service were able to see the names and addresses of other patients. The clinic’s online service lets people book appointments and receive test …

    September 2, 2015 7:36 am
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Science

  • Antimatter ‘surfs’ to higher energies on a plasma wave


    Surf’s up: a simulation of self-loaded plasma wakefield acceleration A new technique that accelerates positrons much more efficiently than conventional particle accelerators has been unveiled at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in the US. The technology has the potential to make future positron accelerators more powerful yet more compact, and could also be used to boost the maximum collision energy of existing electron/positron colliders. Some particle physicists believe that the next big facility after the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) should be a high-energy lepton collider that smashes electrons and positrons (antielectrons) together. Such a machine would produce cleaner, easier-to-interpret collisions than a hadron collider, and would create a far greater proportion of new particles per collision. To reach a high enough energy, such an electron/positron collider would have to run in a very long, straight line. This is because conventional accelerator technology using radiofrequency electromagnetic field cavities has a maximum energy gradient of about 100 MeV/m. …

    September 2, 2015 6:37 am
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Health

  • Your Heart Is Likely ‘Older’ Than You Are


    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Three out of four American adults have a heart that’s “older” than their years, raising their risk for heart attack or stroke, federal health officials said Tuesday. Your “heart age” is based on a risk profile that includes blood pressure, smoking history, diabetes and body mass index. “Half of U.S. men and nearly half of U.S. women have a heart age that’s five or more years older than their chronological age,” Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said at a media briefing. The idea of heart age was created to communicate a person’s risk of dying from heart attack or stroke, and to show how to lower that risk, Frieden said. Doctors can use risk assessment calculators to aid treatment decisions and encourage patients to adopt healthy habits, he explained. A 53-year-old woman may learn her heart age is 75. “That’s …

    September 2, 2015 6:56 am
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Entertainment

  • Melissa Rivers Takes Over For Her Mom On Fashion Police, Kelly Osbourne Shows Her Support


    Posted on Tue Sep 1st, 2015 8:04am PDT       By X17 Staff Christopher Polk/NBCUniversal Melissa Rivers took the reigns on Fashion Police on Monday night. It’s the now-controversial show’s first show since March — and it was a hot one! Rivers took over hosting after her mother, Joan Rivers, unexpectedly died on Sept. 4, 2014. In the cold open, the 47-year-old said, “Hi, yeah, it’s been a little bit of a crazy year around here, and, well, I’m still cleaning up messes. But the good news is, Fashion Police is back.” On the show, which is also hosted by Brad Goreski and Giuliana Rancic, the trio and some fun guests took aim at Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards. The episode also featured a new segment called “What Would Joan Say?” which is a tribute to the late host. Surprisingly, former co-host Kelly Osbourne was on board, sending flowers and tweeting her support,”@MelRivers congratulations on an awesome …

    September 2, 2015 2:56 am
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Editorial

  • Back to School: Let the left-wing indoctrination begin


    It’s no secret that our nation’s public universities want to transform American young people into a bunch of hyper-sensitive, intellectually-neutered cream puffs.  But now – they’re trying to deconstruct gender identity by parsing pronouns. Across the fruited plain, institutions of higher education are turning their taxpayer-funded fiefdoms into gender neutral zones where free thought is outlawed. I’ve got several incidents to share with you – so pour yourself a glass of iced tea and prepare to be dumbfounded. Click here to join Todd’s American Dispatch – a must-read for Conservatives!   Consider what happened to Moriah DeMartino, a 21-year-old conservative student at Maryland’s Hagerstown Community College. Across the fruited plain, institutions of higher education are turning their taxpayer-funded fiefdoms into gender neutral zones where free thought is outlawed. College officials turned down her request to establish a campus chapter of Turning Point USA, one of the nation’s most influential student non-partisan conservative organizations. Instead, the college …

    September 2, 2015 5:56 am
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Odd News

  • London’s car-melting skyscraper wins Carbuncle Cup


    LONDON A London skyscraper that made headlines for reflecting sunlight at an intensity that melted parts of a Jaguar car in the street below has been awarded the annual Carbuncle Cup that highlights perceived architectural horrors. Officially called 20 Fenchurch Street, the 37-storey office tower in the City of London financial district was nicknamed the Walkie Talkie due to its curved shape before the car-melting incident in 2013 spawned a new moniker, the Walkie Scorchie. Organized by Business Design magazine, the Carbuncle Cup is awarded by a panel of architecture critics who take into account comments sent in by readers. This year’s prize went to the Walkie Scorchie by a unanimous decision of the judges. One of them, Ike Ijeh, said City of London planners were as much to blame for approving what he described as “a gratuitous glass gargoyle graffitied onto the skyline of London” as the building’s renowned Uruguayan architect, Rafael Vinoly. “If …

    September 2, 2015 6:56 am
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