• Warriors rally past Bucks

    Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Steph Curry posted his 16th double-double of the season and Draymond Green scored a game-high 23 points with a full line as the Golden State Warriors had a big fourth quarter...
  • Clinton ready to make emails public

    Clinton ready to make emails public

    5 March 2015 Last updated at 06:08 Hillary Clinton used a personal email address whilst US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has responded to a growing controversy over her emails when she was US secretary...
  • Rodriguez gets walk in first game in 18 months

    (Reuters) – Alex Rodriguez singled in his first at-bat in nearly 18 months as the formerly banished player began his attempted comeback with the New York Yankees with a Spring Training contest in Tampa, Florida...
  • McDonald’s in antibiotic chicken move

    McDonald’s in antibiotic chicken move

    5 March 2015 Last updated at 06:48 McDonald’s chicken products contain antibiotics than can have an impact on human health The world’s biggest restaurant chain, McDonald’s, will stop US purchases of chicken injected with antibiotics...
  • Here’s where people are flying private jets

    Here’s where people are flying private jets

    If you see a private plane in the sky, there’s a pretty good chance it’s coming from — or heading to — New York City. Of the most traveled private jet routes in 2013, seven...
  • Buddy Holly plane crash ‘review’

    Buddy Holly plane crash ‘review’

    5 March 2015 Last updated at 05:27 Holly’s band The Crickets broke up a year before his death The plane crash that claimed the lives of three rock ‘n’ roll stars, including Buddy Holly, could...

Headline News

  • Oregon woman arrives in U.S. after stuck in East Timor for six months


    PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) – An Oregon woman arrested on a drug charge while traveling in East Timor arrived home in Portland on Wednesday to a swarm of national and local media after six months of diplomatic negotiations. Stacey Addison, who said she was never in possession of drugs, was imprisoned for two months and then released without travel documents in December, leaving her unable to leave the Southeast Asian country. “It feels really good to be back home. Really strange, but really good,” said Addison, a 41-year-old veterinarian who was initially detained when a man with whom she shared a cab was arrested on drug charges last September. Prison conditions were basic, but she was treated well, Addison said at Portland International Airport. After her release from prison, former East Timorese President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta housed her in guest quarters within his home. “I did make some friends,” Addison said of …

    March 5, 2015 1:57 am
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Politics

  • Congress’ backing of Netanyahu on Iran more show than substance


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to the U.S. Congress generated loud applause and worldwide headlines, it is unlikely to lead to new legislation or a shift in U.S. policy toward Iran. Although Netanyahu won praise from the Republicans who invited him to speak on Tuesday and who control the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, he faced fierce criticism from Democrats including Barack Obama whose support is crucial to pushing new legislation through, U.S. lawmakers said. “He came, he spoke, but he didn’t conquer,” said Daniel Kurtzer, who served as ambassador to Israel under Republican President George W. Bush and ambassador to Egypt under Democratic President Bill Clinton. He is now at Princeton University. After Netanyahu’s address, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would rush to a vote as soon as next week on a bill that would require Obama to submit any nuclear agreement with Iran for congressional …

    March 4, 2015 10:36 pm
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Stocks

  • Here’s where people are flying private jets


    If you see a private plane in the sky, there’s a pretty good chance it’s coming from — or heading to — New York City. Of the most traveled private jet routes in 2013, seven out of the top 10 were flown either in or out of New York, according to Knight Frank’s Wealth Report. While jet setters were jumping in and out of the big apple most often, the report found that the most popular route was the trip from Moscow to the Cote d’Azur in the south of France. The ranking of routes is based on data from NetJets, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) that allows customers to charter or partially own private planes. About 60% of private jet traffic starts and ends in the U.S., the report showed, mostly centered around New York, Miami and Palm Beach. Europe follows, with customers mostly traveling between London, the south of France and Moscow. …

    March 5, 2015 12:57 am
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Sports

  • Warriors rally past Bucks


    Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Steph Curry posted his 16th double-double of the season and Draymond Green scored a game-high 23 points with a full line as the Golden State Warriors had a big fourth quarter in their 102-93 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Curry struggled to find the range over three quarters, but hit four triples in the fourth to help Golden State pull away for its third win in four games. “Steph had arguably one of his worst games of the year going,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr said. “I used to watch it with Michael Jordan. On nights where he missed 10 shots in a row, when everyone else would just clam up, he just all of a sudden would find that incredible confidence. It’s unbreakable. Steph has that.” Green added 12 rebounds, five assists, three steals and three blocks in a tremendous all-around effort. Klay Thompson and Shaun Livingston gave 17 and …

    March 5, 2015 1:58 am
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World News

  • Clinton ready to make emails public


    5 March 2015 Last updated at 06:08 Hillary Clinton used a personal email address whilst US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has responded to a growing controversy over her emails when she was US secretary of state by urging officials to release them. She tweeted: “I want the public to see my email.” This came after her emails were subpoenaed by a congressional committee investigating the deadly attack on the US embassy in Benghazi in 2012. The state department is examining her use of a personal email account as a possible breach of federal law. The controversy has put Mrs Clinton under pressure as she is widely believed to be planning a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. 55,000 pages In the tweet, Mrs Clinton wrote: “I asked State to release them [emails]. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible.” It was revealed on Wednesday that Mrs Clinton …

    March 5, 2015 1:17 am
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Technology

  • Chinese online game company NetEase eyes US expansion


    NetEase Chinese Internet and online game company NetEase plans to expand into the Western market this year, formally announcing that it will establish operations in California and planned releases of games later in 2015. The new Western arm of NetEase is looking to bring its signature mobile games into the Western market. One of the first products to make its debut in the West, with the working title Speedy Ninja, will see their initial release mid-2015. The game is expected to launch on iOS first. NetEase’s exploration into the Western market is the latest in a growing trend of Chinese Internet companies launching stateside. Chinese Internet giants like e-commerce company Alibaba and web service company Baidu both established a US presence as early as the first half of 2014. While NetEase has built a reputation in its home country by managing US-based game developer Blizzard’s online games — including popular online games World of Warcraft …

    March 4, 2015 10:15 pm
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Science

  • Big box stores could ditch the grid, use natural gas fuel cells instead


    Related images(click to enlarge) Large facilities like big box stores or hospitals could keep the lights on by using a fuel cell that runs off the natural gas that already flows in pipelines below most city streets. Instead of drawing electricity from the power grid, facilities could use natural gas-powered solid oxide fuel cells to lower their electric costs, increase power reliability, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and maybe even offset costs by selling excess fuel cell-generated power back to the power grid. Such an energy future could be possible — assuming fuel cell lifespans are improved and enough systems are produced to reach economies of scale — according to a cost-benefit analysis published in the journal Fuel Cells. If such advances are made, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory conclude natural gas solid oxide fuel cells could play a significant role in meeting future energy demand. The technology could help meet …

    March 4, 2015 10:36 pm
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Health

  • McDonald’s USA to phase out human antibiotics from chicken supply


    LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO (Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp’s U.S. restaurants will gradually stop buying chicken raised with antibiotics vital to fighting human infections, the most aggressive step by a major food company to change chicken producers’ practices in the fight against dangerous ‘superbugs.’ The world’s biggest restaurant chain announced on Wednesday that within two years, McDonald’s USA will only buy chickens raised without antibiotics that are important to human medicine. The concern is that the overuse of antibiotics for poultry may diminish their effectiveness in fighting disease in humans. McDonald’s policy will begin at the hatchery, where chicks are sometimes injected with antibiotics while still in the shell. “We’re listening to our customers,” Marion Gross, senior vice president of McDonald’s North American supply chain, told Reuters. She said the company is working with its domestic chicken suppliers, including Tyson Foods Inc, to make the transition. Veterinary use of antibiotics is legal. However, as the rate of human …

    March 4, 2015 10:36 pm
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Entertainment

  • Sister Wives‘ Robyn Brown reveals unexpected divorce details on Twitter


    More: Sister Wives: Oh, Kody and Robyn are totally running away! Patriarch Kody Brown’s fourth “spiritual wife” took to Twitter to answer fans’ questions and defend the divorce that has rocked the family and its fan base. During the tell-all following Sister Wives‘ Season 5 finale, the stars of the show seemed sure the “restructuring” of the family following the divorce wouldn’t change anything. According to prior reports, Kody divorced Meri, his first and only legal wife, so he could legally marry Robyn, presumably to gain parental rights over her three children from a previous marriage. There have been rumors that Kody plans to adopt Robyn’s kids, but those haven’t yet been confirmed. Check out the answers Robyn gave on the social media site to some of her fans’ most burning questions below. More: Sister Wives review: Meri’s divorce hardships revealed @Bostonchick2014 @rosecolored6 @MeriBrown1 @realkodybrown @JanelleBrown117 You couldn’t be more wrong. You need to stop. …

    March 5, 2015 12:57 am
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Editorial

Odd News

  • Las Vegas hospital accidentally sends miscarried fetuses to laundry


    (Reuters) – A Las Vegas hospital accidentally sent twin miscarried fetuses wrapped in linen to a commercial laundry facility on Tuesday, officials said. Henderson Police Department spokeswoman Kathleen Richards said that officers were called at around 10 a.m. local time by laundry company Angelica after workers discovered the fetuses. Richards said the remains were delivered accidentally by Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center. The incident was not considered suspicious, Richards said, but added that the Clark County Coroner’s Office would investigate. Spring Valley Hospital spokeswoman Gretchen Papez said in a statement the mother of the fetuses arrived at the hospital after suffering a miscarriage at another location, and that the twins were wrapped in linens before her arrival. “We are currently reviewing the situation to determine what occurred. However, the remains are currently in the hospital’s possession, and we are working with the family at this time,” Papez said. The hospital is owned by a subsidiary …

    March 4, 2015 2:31 pm
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