• Simon Cowell And Lauren Silverman Take Baby To Lunch

    Simon Cowell And Lauren Silverman Take Baby To Lunch

    Following Friday’s romantic one-on-one date, Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman dined out with their two-month-old son on Saturday. The couple took baby Eric to The Ivy restaurant for lunch. The proud papa pushed the empty...
  • US ‘delays’ Keystone XL decision

    US ‘delays’ Keystone XL decision

    18 April 2014 Last updated at 21:20 The Keystone XL pipeline would transport oil from Alberta, Canada, into the US, where it would link up with an already constructed pipelines to Texas The US state...
  • Kuchar rallies to win at Harbour Town

    Hilton Head Island, SC (SportsNetwork.com) – Matt Kuchar holed a bunker shot for birdie on the 18th to shoot a 7-under 64 on Sunday and come from behind to win the Heritage. Kuchar, who won...
  • Netflix battles for big budget TV

    Netflix battles for big budget TV

    21 April 2014 Last updated at 00:23 By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor House of Cards has proved to be a huge hit for Netflix An upstart rapidly rises from obscurity to become a household...
  • Gibraltar fire hits online gambling

    Gibraltar fire hits online gambling

    21 April 2014 Last updated at 01:02 No one was harmed in the fire, which caused a major power outage across the territory An explosion and fire on Gibraltar disrupted a number of online betting...
  • Garcia, France beat U.S. in Fed Cup playoff

    St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) – Caroline Garcia had a hand in all three wins as France finished off a 3-2 win over the United States on Sunday in their best-of-five Fed Cup World Group playoff....
  • Rare airing for Heller’s Catch-22 staging

    Rare airing for Heller’s Catch-22 staging

    21 April 2014 Last updated at 00:37 By Ian Youngs Arts reporter, BBC News Joseph Heller’s stage adaptation of his novel Catch-22 is having its UK premiere in Newcastle After Joseph Heller published his seminal...
  • Joel Madden Wears Confederate Flag Denim Blazer

    Joel Madden Wears Confederate Flag Denim Blazer

    Really, Joel Madden? REALLY? The rocker (and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador!) stepped out of the house on Saturday wearing a denim vest designed with the Confederate flag. It’s a wonder that his fashion designer wife Nicole...

Headline News

  • Netflix battles for big budget TV


    21 April 2014 Last updated at 00:23 By Leo Kelion Technology desk editor House of Cards has proved to be a huge hit for Netflix An upstart rapidly rises from obscurity to become a household name by distributing a highly addictive product consumed by thousands. There’s an obvious parallel between Netflix’s forthcoming show about Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and the video-on-demand service itself. The question is whether the US company faces its own sticky end. When the California-based firm posts its first quarter earnings this Monday, it’s expected to confirm a rise on January’s tally of 44 million subscribers. The figures will have been helped, no doubt, by the release of the second series of its Kevin Spacey-starring thriller House of Cards. Netflix says its Pablo Escobar show will be a ” gripping saga of blood, money and politics” But by the time the cocaine-fuelled Narcos premieres next year the market in net-streamed exclusives …

    April 20, 2014 8:28 pm
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Politics

  • The Easter Bunny and other great lies we tell children


    Out of the mouths of babes Besides the religious implications of Easter, this particular Sunday is also dedicated to one the “three great lies” that parents tell their children. That lie, of course, is claiming that an “Easter Bunny” lays eggs.  A rabbit laying egg? Oh, please. The remaining two of these “three great lies” are the existence of Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy.  Back in the 1970s, when most of us were well past childhood, there were another three great lies: The check is in the mail; I’m from the federal government and I’m here to help you; and a third one that promised a certain sexual act would not leave anything in your mouth. But when it comes to lying to our children, those who pay attention to such cultural trends have long debated whether pushing the myths of such fantasy creations harm our ids. Writes Victoria Metcalf of Lincoln University in New …

    April 20, 2014 6:46 pm
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Stocks

  • General Mills reverses course on right to sue after backlash


    General Mills, whose portfolio of food products include Cheerios, has walked back a controversial change to its legal terms General Mills has scrapped a controversial change to its fine print. Last week, the company posted new legal terms to its website that some read as eliminating customers’ right to sue the company. General Mills (GIS, Fortune 500) explained the terms as requiring “all disputes related to the purchase or use of any General Mills product or service to be resolved through binding arbitration.” So on Saturday, the company noted outrage over the change and announced it was voiding those terms. But it stood by the decision and defended arbitration as cost-effective and common in the corporate world. General Mills brands include popular cereals like Cheerios and Wheaties, baking products like Betty Crocker and Pillsbury, and other food lines like Progresso soups and Häagen-Dazs ice cream. The legal terms change was first reported by the New …

    April 20, 2014 1:02 pm
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Sports

  • Kuchar rallies to win at Harbour Town


    Hilton Head Island, SC (SportsNetwork.com) – Matt Kuchar holed a bunker shot for birdie on the 18th to shoot a 7-under 64 on Sunday and come from behind to win the Heritage. Kuchar, who won for the seventh time on the PGA Tour, finished at 11-under-par 273 at Harbour Town Golf Links. This was his fourth straight top-5 finish. “It was an Augusta-like roar. I wish it wasn’t that exciting a finish, but I made it that way on 17. Man it was so thrilling to see that ball disappear,” said Kuchar of his bunker shot at the last. “I think the last couple weeks being in contention being that situation (helped). I was in a similar spot in Houston, I said I’m going to try to hit a good shot and I put it in the bunker. I knew it was not that bad of a place.” Third-round leader Luke Donald posted a 2-under …

    April 20, 2014 8:28 pm
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World News

  • US ‘delays’ Keystone XL decision


    18 April 2014 Last updated at 21:20 The Keystone XL pipeline would transport oil from Alberta, Canada, into the US, where it would link up with an already constructed pipelines to Texas The US state department has given federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before it determines whether to issue a permit. The delay suggests the decision whether to approve the pipeline could come after November’s midterm elections. The 875-mile (1,408km) pipeline would carry tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, to the US state of Nebraska. Environmentalists say the pipeline will lead to increased carbon emissions and contribute to global warming. The state department’s decision follows a recent ruling by a Nebraska judge overturning a state law that enabled the governor to approve the pipeline’s path. The court decision sent the permit application back to state regulators. ‘Shameful’ The US government has not yet said how much longer the review …

    April 20, 2014 8:29 pm
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Technology

  • Where Wall Street met Silicon Valley


    21 April 2014 Last updated at 00:12 By Charles Miller Producer Online retail giant Amazon has developed rapidly under Jeff Bezos and one day may deliver orders by drone Amazon is so much part of its customers’ lives that it may be about to receive the ultimate accolade – becoming a verb. “If I want to know something, I’ll google it. If I want to buy something, I’ll amazon it,” one of the company’s fans told the BBC. Every man, woman and child in Britain spends an average of more than £70 a year on Amazon. That’s more than half the country’s entire online retail spend. It’s an impressive result for a business started on a couple of computers exactly 20 years ago. Back in 1994, Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos threw in his promising Wall Street career to jump on the internet bandwagon, relocating from New York to Seattle to start his own dotcom. That …

    April 20, 2014 6:26 pm
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Science

  • MRI, on a molecular scale


    For decades, scientists have used techniques like X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMR) to gain invaluable insight into the atomic structure of molecules, but such efforts have long been hampered by the fact that they demand large quantities of a specific molecule and often in ordered and crystalized form to be effective — making it all but impossible to peer into the structure of most molecules. Harvard researchers, however, say those problems may soon be a thing of the past. A team of scientists, led by Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics Amir Yacoby, have developed a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system that can produce nano-scale images, and may one day allow researchers to peer into the atomic structure of individual molecules. Their work is described in a March 23 paper in Nature Nanotechnology. “What we’ve demonstrated in this new paper is the ability to get very high spatial resolution, and a …

    April 20, 2014 6:27 pm
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Health

  • Genes May Help Determine Your Pain Threshold


    SUNDAY, April 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — It’s been a mystery why some people can withstand pain better than others. Now a new study suggests that genetics may play a role in whether your pain tolerance is low or high. Researchers pinpointed four genes that could help explain why perceptions of pain differ from person to person. “Our study is quite significant because it provides an objective way to understand pain and why different individuals have different pain tolerance levels,” study author Dr. Tobore Onojjighofia, with Proove Biosciences and a member of the American Academy of Neurology, said in an academy news release. “Identifying whether a person has these four genes could help doctors better understand a patient’s perception of pain,” Onojjighofia explained. The research was supported by Proove Biosciences. The study involved more than 2,700 people taking prescription painkillers, called opioids (commonly known as narcotics), for chronic pain. The participants were asked to rate …

    April 20, 2014 6:47 pm
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Entertainment

  • Simon Cowell And Lauren Silverman Take Baby To Lunch


    Following Friday’s romantic one-on-one date, Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman dined out with their two-month-old son on Saturday. The couple took baby Eric to The Ivy restaurant for lunch. The proud papa pushed the empty stroller as his partner carried their bundle of joy. Once the lovebirds put the baby in his sweet ride, they held hands to take a walk around the lovely neighborhood. Lauren, who just gave birth in February, looked unbelievably svelte in skinny olive pants and loose black blouse. She styled the outfit with the perfect pair of movie star shades. Meanwhile, her other half wore his signature jeans, form fitting sweater and aviators combo. But our attention was primarily on their adorable tot. We can’t get over how precious he is!

    April 20, 2014 9:09 pm
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Editorial

  • Easter 2014: A celebration of hope


    AP Over 2 billion people are celebrating Easter today, April 20, as the calendars of Western and Eastern churches coincide this year, and these billions of faithful people are celebrating HOPE.   The Easter message begins with the hopeful news that death has been overcome by life, that hatred has been overcome by love, and that sorrow has been overcome by joy.   ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The elements of the story involve women arriving at a garden tomb and finding it empty, but even better, meeting the risen Lord, the embodiment of life and love. Their lives are changed forever and so are the lives of many, many others who hear this remarkable news. The meaning of Easter is HOPE, and we, all of us, need and deserve hope. The resurrection narrative and message are vital for Christian people on this day to be sure.  Easter is celebrated in countless languages and myriad cultures by Jesus’ followers throughout the …

    April 20, 2014 2:34 am
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Odd News

  • Ohio couple married for 70 years dies hours apart


    (Reuters) – An Ohio couple who met as teenagers and were married for 70 years, almost never sleeping apart, died from natural causes within a span of 15 hours, according to their daughter. Helen Felumlee, 92, died on April 12 at their home in Nashport, Ohio, about 55 miles east of Columbus, and her husband Kenneth Felumlee, 91, passed away the next day, according to their joint obituary. “We knew when one went, the other was going to go,” daughter Linda Cody told the Zanesville Times Recorder. “We wanted them to go together, and they did.” The couple met as teenagers and married in 1944, raising eight children together, according to the obituary. Helen was a homemaker and Kenneth was a railroad worker and later a mail carrier, and both were active in the Methodist church, where they taught Sunday school. They spent their retirement traveling to all 50 states by bus and even after …

    April 20, 2014 2:24 pm
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