• What Evangelicals should do now

    In the matter of the “culture wars,” evangelical Christians are asking, “what do we do now?” The question is being raised in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision striking down state laws reserving marriage...
  • Wide Variations Seen in U.S. Stroke Care

    Wide Variations Seen in U.S. Stroke Care

    TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Americans’ odds of receiving a drug that can halt strokes in progress may vary widely depending on their ZIP codes, a new study finds. Experts said the findings,...
  • New Shark Week Film Shows Rarely-Seen Sharks of Cuba

    July’s lineup of Shark Week documentaries features an exploration of the toothy fish in the waters off Cuba, a relatively unstudied hotspot of shark biodiversity. The area has only recently been opened to a wide...
  • YouTube gamer PewDiePie ‘earns $7m’

    YouTube gamer PewDiePie ‘earns $7m’

    YouTube’s most popular star earned $7m (£4.5m) in 2014, according to Swedish newspaper Expressen. Felix Kjellberg, 25, known to fans as PewDiePie, records himself playing video games and uploads his reactions online. He has 37...
  • ‘No new Greek plan’ before summit

    ‘No new Greek plan’ before summit

    Greece has provided Eurogroup with no “concrete proposal” to resolve debt crisis – Malta PM This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the...
  • Deadly ice cave collapse in Seattle

    A person has died in Washington state after a partial collapse of an ice cave in an area north-east of Seattle that is popular with hikers. Three people injured in the incident were airlifted to...

Headline News

  • Deadly ice cave collapse in Seattle


    A person has died in Washington state after a partial collapse of an ice cave in an area north-east of Seattle that is popular with hikers. Three people injured in the incident were airlifted to a nearby hospital, the local sheriff’s office said. Officials said the body of the victim is yet to be recovered from beneath the debris at the Big Four Ice Caves. The collapse comes after authorities warned the caves were in their “most dangerous state” due to warm weather. Formed after avalanches from the nearby Big Four Mountain, the caves were closed to the public after the collapse on Monday. Warnings about the potential dangers have been posted near the site for weeks. On Sunday, a hiker filmed a section of the caves tumbling down. That collapse occurred while hikers were inside the cave, but no one was hurt

    July 7, 2015 9:37 am
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Politics

  • South Carolina Senate passes bill to banish Confederate flag from statehouse


    CHARLESTON, S.C. The South Carolina Senate passed legislation on Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle flag that flies at the statehouse grounds and has long been denounced by critics as a symbol of slavery. The bill passed a third and final reading by a 36-3 vote in the state Senate and will now be taken up by the lower House of Representatives. The political discussion comes after numerous elected officials, including Republican Governor Nikki Haley, called for the flag’s removal after the June 17 massacre of nine African-American churchgoers at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston. (Reporting by Harriet McLeod in Charleston; Writing by David Adams; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

    July 7, 2015 10:17 am
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Stocks

  • One more try for a Greek deal as time runs out


    Europe will try one more time Tuesday to find a way to keep Greece in the euro — and it’s also preparing for the worst. Greek government officials are meeting their counterparts from around Europe. Finance ministers said they expected Greece to present a new bailout proposal. Greece needs cash — fast. Its banks have been shut for a week, and cash withdrawals have been capped. It has pension payments to make. Greeks voted overwhelmingly to reject Europe’s most recent offer of help in a referendum on Sunday. Europe had been pushing Greece for more spending cuts and tax increases. Greeks want a new bailout deal to include easier terms and the cancellation of some of their debt. It’s unclear if the two sides can come to an agreement. Related: Why Greeks voted ‘no’ Other countries using the euro have already stumped up billions in emergency loans for Greece over the past five years, and …

    July 7, 2015 9:17 am
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Sports

  • Djokovic wins 5th-set shootout against Anderson to reach Wimbledon quarterfinals


    LONDON –  Novak Djokovic survived a one-set shootout with big-serving Kevin Anderson on Tuesday to advance to the quarterfinals and keep up his bid for a third Wimbledon title. The top-ranked Djokovic beat the 14th-seeded South African 7-5 in the fifth set on Court 1 to complete a match that had been suspended by darkness at two sets apiece. It took 45 minutes of play Tuesday for Djokovic to advance to his 25th consecutive Grand Slam quarterfinal with a 6-7 (6), 6-7 (6), 6-1, 6-4, 7-5 victory. He will next face Croatia’s Marin Cilic, a player he has beaten in all 12 of their previous matches. “I was two sets down. To come back and win in five definitely gives me great satisfaction and confidence for the next challenge,” Djokovic said. “It was frustrating at times, especially today, but I managed to go through, and that’s what matters.” Djokovic struggled throughout the match in trying …

    July 7, 2015 9:37 am
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World News

  • ‘No new Greek plan’ before summit


    Greece has provided Eurogroup with no “concrete proposal” to resolve debt crisis – Malta PM This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App then details on how to do so are available on this help page. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts.

    July 7, 2015 9:37 am
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Technology

  • YouTube gamer PewDiePie ‘earns $7m’


    YouTube’s most popular star earned $7m (£4.5m) in 2014, according to Swedish newspaper Expressen. Felix Kjellberg, 25, known to fans as PewDiePie, records himself playing video games and uploads his reactions online. He has 37 million followers on the video-sharing website – more than One Direction and Taylor Swift. “He appeals to an attractive demographic of teens and young adults,” said Ian Maude, from Enders Analysis. “It’s strange to imagine that somebody can earn so much from YouTube, but the equivalent of half the UK is watching his videos,” he said. Mr Kjellberg’s latest video, in which he plays online game called Agario, has clocked up 1.5 million views in 18 hours. Expressen looked at dividends paid by Mr Kjellberg’s companies to work out how much he had earned. In July 2014, Mr Kjellberg confirmed to an audience on Reddit that he had earned “roughly” $4m in 2013. More than 37 million people follow PewDiePie …

    July 7, 2015 9:57 am
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Science

  • New Shark Week Film Shows Rarely-Seen Sharks of Cuba


    July’s lineup of Shark Week documentaries features an exploration of the toothy fish in the waters off Cuba, a relatively unstudied hotspot of shark biodiversity. The area has only recently been opened to a wide community of scientists because of a thaw in U.S.-Cuban diplomatic relations. “Tiburones: The Sharks of Cuba,” to be aired July 7 at 10 P.M. on the Discovery Channel, follows a joint team of U.S. and Cuban marine biologists. “Viewers will get to experience all our on-water and in-water activities with sharks, hear the scientists talk about the excitement of our collaboration and feel the drama as we work through challenges to accomplish our goals,” says Bob Hueter, a marine biologist at Mote Marine Laboratory, who appears in “Tiburones.” One of those goals is to protect the more than 100 species of sharks in the area from overfishing. “Fishing in Cuba is an important source of income, supports remote coastal communities …

    July 7, 2015 9:57 am
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Health

  • Wide Variations Seen in U.S. Stroke Care


    TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Americans’ odds of receiving a drug that can halt strokes in progress may vary widely depending on their ZIP codes, a new study finds. Experts said the findings, reported in the July issue of the journal Stroke, help verify what everyone has suspected: There are disparities in emergency stroke care across the United States, specifically in the use of a clot-busting drug called tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA. And the magnitude of the disparities was “striking,” said senior researcher Dr. James Burke, of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In 20 percent of hospital markets, not a single stroke patient received tPA over four years, Burke’s team found. In others, up to 14 percent of stroke patients received the drug. The big question is: Why? “We really don’t know what’s driving this,” Burke said. The hospital markets that most often gave tPA were scattered across the country, …

    July 7, 2015 10:17 am
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Entertainment

  • Celebs Are Outraged Over Bill Cosby’s Admission He Got Quaaludes To Give Women For Sex


    If you ever believed that Bill Cosby didn’t drug and rape dozens of women — you should probably think again. Yesterday, the Internet went wild when Associated Press released a 2005 testimony in which from the former Cosby Show star admitted that he obtained Quaaludes and other sedatives in order to give them to women he wanted to have sex with. The findings come after the AP went to court to “compel the release of the documents.” Cosby’s lawyers attempted to keep the documents sealed because they believed releasing the information would embarrass their client, the AP reports. Unfortunately for Cosby the new organization won, and the documents have sent a ripple through the Internet when they revealed that in 2005, the actor testified under oath to giving three half-pills of Benadryl to the former Temple University employee who filed the lawsuit. Amazingly enough, Cosby remained on the school’s board of trustees until he resigning …

    July 7, 2015 9:37 am
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Editorial

  • What Evangelicals should do now


    In the matter of the “culture wars,” evangelical Christians are asking, “what do we do now?” The question is being raised in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision striking down state laws reserving marriage for heterosexual couples. The “culture wars,” while well-intentioned, were a mistake from the beginning. Evangelical Christians, whose Leader said, “My Kingdom is not of this world,” thought they could organize people of like mind and like faith and create a voting bloc to elect people who would impose something resembling that other kingdom on people who do not see themselves as members of that kingdom. Given the number of politicians who seem to have difficulty imposing a moral code of any sort on themselves, such a strategy was doomed from the start. Why didn’t they learn from previous “moral improvement” movements that if one wants to change culture, one must first change individuals? For evangelical Christians that can only be …

    July 7, 2015 10:17 am
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Odd News

  • Sex on a Florida beach leads to two-and-a-half years prison time


    TAMPA, Fla. A man convicted of having sex on a public beach in Florida in front of a child was sentenced on Monday to 2-1/2 years in prison, a state prosecutor said. Jose Caballero, 40, was arrested in Bradenton Beach in west central Florida last July after other beachgoers complained that he was fondling and starting to have sexual intercourse with a woman on the beach in the middle of the afternoon. A 4-year-old child saw the activity, which was videotaped by a witness, a police report said. When her mother asked him to stop, Caballero responded confrontationally, which factored into the sentence requested, said Assistant State Attorney Anthony Dafonseca. “His judgment was pretty poor,” Dafonseca said. Caballero, who previously served about eight years in prison for cocaine trafficking, faced as much as 15 years in prison. His attorney could not immediately be reached for comment. Both he and the woman involved, 21-year-old Elissa Alvarez, …

    July 7, 2015 5:55 am
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