• Diamondbacks recall 3 minor leaguers

    DENVER (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled right-handed pitchers Enrique Burgos and Matt Stites and infielder Brandon Drury from Triple-A Reno. Drury will make his major league debut at third base and bat seventh in Tuesday’s...
  • India selfie ban over stampede fear

    India selfie ban over stampede fear

    Image caption Selfies are banned on days when pilgrims ritually bathe in the sacred Godavari river A “no selfie zone” will be implemented at a major Hindu festival in India due to fears they could...
  • Deaf mice cured with gene therapy

    Boston, Massachusetts – In a laboratory at Boston Children’s Hospital a cure for genetic deafness is taking shape. Lead researcher Jeff Holt says that if all goes as planned, children of the future who lose...
  • New Mexico city finds buried treasure of Atari games

    New Mexico city finds buried treasure of Atari games

    A long-buried copy of the infamous Atari game “E.T.” is worth more than $1,500. The desert city of Alamogordo, New Mexico, finally sold off its buried treasure of ancient Atari games, raking in more than...

Headline News

  • 4 of the Hottest Markets for Professionals Who Want to Teach and Train Others


    In Start Your Own eLearning or Training Business, you’ll find information on all the steps you need to start and run a distance learning business. In this edited excerpt, the Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. discuss the four areas of digital learning that are seeing the more interest from those wanting to learn. Distance learning has many portals and markets that could use your skills. Before outlining your offerings, get a solid understanding of the primary markets: corporate training, higher education, continuing enrichment and professional education, and child and young adult education. Think about your personality, lifestyle, and working habits, and ponder how you might match up with each of these areas. 1. Corporate training The array includes training employees for skills in leadership, conflict resolution, corporate strategy, and critical thinking, to name just a few. Technical, industry-specific skills training, and new hire orientations for large corporations are more popular needs. Corporate training requires critical …

    September 1, 2015 2:48 pm
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Politics

  • Iran nuclear deal backers near votes to protect pact in U.S. Congress


    WASHINGTON Supporters of the international nuclear agreement with Iran moved within one vote of mustering enough support to protect the deal in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday when two more Democratic senators said they would support the pact. Senators Bob Casey and Chris Coons, known as Iran hard-liners, both said they backed the agreement announced on July 14 between the United States, five other world powers and Tehran. “I will support this agreement because it puts us on a known path of limiting Iran’s nuclear program for the next 15 years with the full support of the international community,” Coons said in a speech at the University of Delaware. Their support means that 33 members of the Senate, 31 Democrats and two independents who vote with them, now support the deal, seen as a potential legacy foreign policy achievement for Democratic President Barack Obama. Two Senate Democrats oppose the pact, along with the overwhelming majority …

    September 1, 2015 3:08 pm
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Stocks

  • New Mexico city finds buried treasure of Atari games


    A long-buried copy of the infamous Atari game “E.T.” is worth more than $1,500. The desert city of Alamogordo, New Mexico, finally sold off its buried treasure of ancient Atari games, raking in more than $100,000 from nearly 900 games. The haul included a single copy of “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial” from 1982. Once vilified as the worst video game ever, the outmoded and abandoned “E.T.” sold for $1,535. Atari emptied out a warehouse and paid Alamogordo to dump nearly 800,000 games in its city landfill in 1983, according to Joseph Lewandowski, who was on site when it happened and later bought the garbage company that buried them. In recent years, the trove achieved the status of urban legend, especially since nobody remembered exactly where it was and because “Atari denied that it ever happened,” said Lewandowski. (Atari did not respond to a message from CNNMoney.) Since people kept asking him about it, Lewandowski decided …

    September 1, 2015 2:07 pm
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Sports

  • Diamondbacks recall 3 minor leaguers


    DENVER (AP) The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled right-handed pitchers Enrique Burgos and Matt Stites and infielder Brandon Drury from Triple-A Reno. Drury will make his major league debut at third base and bat seventh in Tuesday’s first game against the Colorado Rockies. Drury, 23, combined to hit .303 with 40 doubles, five home runs, 61 RBIs and 65 runs scored in 130 games with Reno and Double-A Mobile. The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder entered 2015 ranked by Baseball America and MLB.com as Arizona’s No. 7 prospect. Burgos, 24, is 1-2 with two saves in two stints with the Diamondbacks this season. He has a 5.14 ERA in 22 appearances. Stites, 25, appeared in four games over two stints with Arizona this season and had a 3.86 ERA. He was 1-1 with three saves and a 3.86 ERA in 23 games with Triple-A Reno. Stites began the season on the disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

    September 1, 2015 2:48 pm
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World News

  • India selfie ban over stampede fear


    Image caption Selfies are banned on days when pilgrims ritually bathe in the sacred Godavari river A “no selfie zone” will be implemented at a major Hindu festival in India due to fears they could cause stampedes. The ban is being imposed at the Kumbh Mela, a pilgrimage that has attracted nearly three million people since July. Authorities say that selfies will be banned on the days that people ritually bathe in the sacred Godavari river. Organisers say they conducted a study that showed people took too long taking selfies. This slows down the flow of people, leading to pushing and panic. Signs saying “no selfie zone” can be seen around the two festival sites in the state of Maharashtra. The festival takes place every three years. It began in mid-July and runs until late September. Image caption The festival has attracted nearly three million people this year The decision was taken after over 100 …

    September 1, 2015 2:48 pm
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Technology

  • Amazon Prime allows offline viewing


    Image caption Films such as the Wolf of Wall Street will be available for download via the video service Members of Amazon’s Prime service can now download films and TV episodes for offline viewing. TV programmes, comedy series and films such as The Wolf of Wall Street are available via the service that already lets people stream video content. Amazon said it would not levy any additional charge for the service. In the UK, a year’s subscription to Prime costs £79. The offline option is available in the US, UK, Germany and Austria. Video battle Owners of Amazon’s Fire tablet who are also signed up to the Prime service have been able to download movies and programmes for months. An updated Amazon Video app now extends this to non-Amazon branded gadgets. Amazon is the first net-based video subscription service to offer the downloading option on Android and iOS devices. Licensing restrictions will mean some content …

    September 1, 2015 11:26 am
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Science

  • Evidence of ancient life discovered in mantle rocks deep below the seafloor


    Related images(click to enlarge) Ancient rocks harbored microbial life deep below the seafloor, reports a team of scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Virginia Tech, and the University of Bremen. This new evidence was contained in drilled rock samples of Earth’s mantle – thrust by tectonic forces to the seafloor during the Early Cretaceous period. The new study was published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The discovery confirms a long-standing hypothesis that interactions between mantle rocks and seawater can create potential for life even in hard rocks deep below the ocean floor. The fossilized microbes are likely the same as those found at the active Lost City hydrothermal field, providing potentially important clues about the conditions that support ‘intraterrestrial’ life in rocks below the seafloor. “We were initially looking at how seawater interacts with mantle rocks, and how that process generates hydrogen,” said Frieder Klein, an associate scientist …

    September 1, 2015 2:27 pm
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Health

  • Deaf mice cured with gene therapy


    Boston, Massachusetts – In a laboratory at Boston Children’s Hospital a cure for genetic deafness is taking shape. Lead researcher Jeff Holt says that if all goes as planned, children of the future who lose their ability to hear due to genetic mutation will never go deaf. Holt and his fellow researchers are attacking the problem at its source. They are using engineered viruses to repair damaged genes that make up parts of the inner ear. “Our strategy was to take a viral vector, remove the viral genes so that it doesn’t make anyone sick and to replace those with the correct DNA sequence for TMC1,” said Holt, an associate professor of Otolaryngology.  TMC1 is a gene critical to hearing. It is responsible for encoding proteins that convert sound into electrical signals the brain can process. To test their treatment protocol, Holt and his team used two types of deaf mice that model the dominant …

    September 1, 2015 2:48 pm
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Entertainment

  • Chris Brown To Fight For Joint Custody Of Baby Royalty


    Posted on Tue Sep 1st, 2015 11:30am PDT       By X17 Staff Parenthood isn’t so breezy for Breezy! Chris Brown is really trying to step up and be a good dad — which means protecting his daughter Royalty from any bad influences (and we aren’t talking about Brown himself). The rapper is reportedly trying to battle for joint custody of his daughter with Nia Guzman by claiming her live-in boyfriend, whose name is King Ba, should not be around his daughter because he is a wanted man, claims TMZ.   According to the outlet, the singer, who is a felon, will be countering Guzman’s attempt to have full custody of the one-year-old. Reportedly, King Ba, who is listed on Royalty’s birth certificate under his given name Brazil Reisling, was has been charged with forging more than $5,000 worth of U.S. Treasury checks and is currently wanted by police. TMZ is stating that Brown is afraid it’s unsafe …

    September 1, 2015 2:27 pm
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Editorial

  • Man Up, RNC Chairman Preibus, and let the woman speak


    Democrats are fond of saying there is a Republican War on Women. Hillary Clinton compares Republican candidates to terrorists as far as women’s rights are concerned. We expect that kind of anti-Republican name-calling from Democrats. But by denying Carly Fiorina, the GOP’s sole woman candidate for president, a place at the next debates, the Republican National Committee is playing right into their hands. As a Republican woman, I’m sick and tired of defending the indefensible. The country is riled up with disgust and anger at a Washington that hides behind excuses for failing to get anything done. It’s time for RNC Chairman Reince Preibus to man up and figure out a way to get Fiorina in that debate. Fiorina is coming up fast. The rest of the country is ready for a women president. The Republican Party leadership should be, too. So stop whining and just do your job. By every conceivable measure, Carly Fiorina …

    September 1, 2015 1:47 pm
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Odd News

  • First Dane goes into space — to test bike gear


    COPENHAGEN Denmark will send its first man into space on Wednesday and in keeping with the country’s love of all things cycling, one of his jobs will be to test new equipment on Danish-made exercise bikes at the International Space Station. Dubbed “Denmark’s Gagarin” by European Space Agency officials after the first man in space, Andreas Mogensen will lift off at 0437 GMT (12:37 a.m. EDT) accompanied by Russian Sergei Volkov and Kazakh Aidyn Aimbetov on ESA’s 10-day “sprint” mission. The aim is to test equipment in areas of telerobotics and communications as well as monitoring the impact of space travel on Mogensen himself as his short voyage is unique in missions that normally last several months, according to ESA. But he will also test out a new heart rate monitor and force-measuring pedals on exercise bikes built by the Danish Aerospace Company (DAC), according to the company’s website. The Danish exercise bikes — with …

    September 1, 2015 10:46 am
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