• BYU ends No. 3 Gonzaga’s 41-game home win streak

    Spokane, WA (SportsNetwork.com) – Kyle Collinsworth finished with 20 points and eight rebounds as BYU pulled off a memorable upset over third-ranked Gonzaga for a 73-70 win on Saturday. Gonzaga suffered just its second loss...
  • CCTV shows UK girls en route to Syria

    CCTV shows UK girls en route to Syria

    1 March 2015 Last updated at 00:47 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. CCTV pictures show the three girls at a bus station in Istanbul New CCTV pictures appear to show three...
  • Hoffman scores twice as Senators beat Sharks

    San Jose, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Mike Hoffman scored two goals in the third period to lift the Ottawa Senators over the San Jose Sharks, 4-2, on Saturday. Mark Stone also lit the lamp in the...
  • US ‘to deport Bosnian war suspects’

    US ‘to deport Bosnian war suspects’

    1 March 2015 Last updated at 08:48 Many of the immigrants under investigation are suspected of involvement in the Srebrenica massacre US officials want to deport 150 Bosnian immigrants who they believe to be involved...
  • Estonia votes amid Russia fears

    Estonia votes amid Russia fears

    1 March 2015 Last updated at 07:42 The governing coalition, led by the Reform party’s Taavi Roivas, is predicted to retain power Estonians are voting in a general election overshadowed by security concerns sparked by...
  • Broncos down Aztecs in MWC battle

    San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Derrick Marks had 18 points and five rebounds as Boise State took a 56-46 win over No. 24 San Diego State in a critical Mountain West Conference matchup James Webb...

Headline News

  • Cleveland officials say Tamir Rice’s death caused because of his own actions

    Nov. 26, 2014: This still image taken from a surveillance video played at a news conference held by Cleveland Police, shows Cleveland police officers arriving at Cudell Park on a report of a man with a gun. (AP) In a response to a lawsuit filed by the family of Tamir Rice, the city of Cleveland said the 12-year-old and his family members are suffering because of their own actions. The response wrote that the 12-year-old’s death and the trauma it has caused the family “were directly and proximately caused by teir own acts, not this Defendant.” The response also says the boy’s death was caused “by the failure…to exercise due to care to avoid injury.” ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Cleveland.com reports the response did not include any explanation of the defenses. Another defense claims Rice died because of “the conduct of individuals or entities other than Defendant.” The family filed a lawsuit against the city, the officer who …

    March 1, 2015 4:10 am


  • Republican Scott Walker wows conservatives despite verbal stumbles

    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (Reuters) – Scott Walker’s early surge in the jockeying for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination reflects the belief by conservatives that he is truly one of their own and has a track record to show for it. But the Wisconsin governor’s rapid rise to the top of national polls of Republicans is coming at a cost. His recent verbal stumbles have made him look ill-prepared for the national spotlight and exposed his inexperience on the campaign trail. Walker’s star appeal was on display at the Conservative Political Action Conference, a four-day gathering of conservative activists outside Washington that concluded on Saturday. In a surprising show of strength, he came in second in the CPAC straw poll with 21.4 percent of the votes from the 3,007 people who cast ballots. He was behind only Kentucky Senator Rand Paul at 25.7 percent. When Walker attended a CPAC coffee reception on Friday a day after …

    March 1, 2015 1:29 am


  • Apple iPhone import ban sought by suit

    Networking giant Ericsson is trying to stop Apple from importing iPhones and iPads to the United States. It’s part of a prolonged patent dispute between the two companies that has recently landed in several courts. Up until last month, Apple (AAPL, Tech30) had been paying Ericsson patent licensing fees in exchange for using its critical cell phone technology. Ericsson’s (ERIC) patents cover crucial cell phone functions, including making and receiving calls, GPS location and some software that controls apps. The licensing agreement ended in January without a new deal, and Apple simply stopped paying for the patents. Ericsson says it has been trying unsuccessfully to negotiate terms with Apple for the past two years. Apple says that Ericsson is trying to charge the company too much and apply its patents too broadly to cover unrelated Apple technology. In turn, Ericsson filed seven lawsuits against Apple in the United States in addition to two international lawsuits. …

    February 28, 2015 11:48 pm


  • BYU ends No. 3 Gonzaga’s 41-game home win streak

    Spokane, WA (SportsNetwork.com) – Kyle Collinsworth finished with 20 points and eight rebounds as BYU pulled off a memorable upset over third-ranked Gonzaga for a 73-70 win on Saturday. Gonzaga suffered just its second loss of the season and had three lengthy winning streaks come to an end. The Bulldogs entered the game with a school-record 22 straight wins, the nation’s longest home winning streak at 41 games in a row and 22 consecutive conference victories. Skyler Halford scored 14 points, while Chase Fischer and Tyler Haws netted 13 and 10 points, respectively, for the Cougars (23-8, 13-5 WCC), who won their first game over a team ranked third or higher since a win over No. 2 UCLA on Nov. 27, 1981. “We were so engaged tonight from the very tip,” BYU head coach Dave Rose said. “I don’t know if it’s our best defensive effort, but the focus we had and the desire and …

    March 1, 2015 4:10 am

World News

  • CCTV shows UK girls en route to Syria

    1 March 2015 Last updated at 00:47 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. CCTV pictures show the three girls at a bus station in Istanbul New CCTV pictures appear to show three UK schoolgirls on the Turkish leg of what is believed to have been their journey to join Islamic State in Syria. Shamima Begum and Amira Abase, 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16, flew from London to Istanbul on 17 February. The images show them waiting at Bayrampasa bus station later that day. Scotland Yard believes the Bethnal Green Academy students are now in Syria. They are thought to have been met at the border by IS militants. The BBC understands that the girls waited in the offices of two bus companies at the station, before taking a bus to Urfa, close to the Syrian border, on 18 February. From there, they are thought to have been driven to a border crossing …

    March 1, 2015 3:50 am


  • The Dress: America is split at the seams, says survey

    Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Surely everyone sees white and a dirty gold, no? BBC; YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET We live in divisive times. Republicans and Democrats show just what is achieved when you disagree on principle. By that I mean, of course, that your principle is to disagree with everything the other side says. I had hoped, though, that there might be a consensus as to what color that dress was. Or rather #TheDress. You can only have been arrested by rodents and charged with infiltrating your home town’s sewer system if you haven’t heard of this item of clothing. A hashtag appeared. It was #whatcoloristhisdress. To many it seemed white and a dirty gold color. It turned out to be black and blue. Science weighed in to explain how our brains trick us into seeing colors that aren’t the true colors at …

    February 28, 2015 9:27 pm


  • New filter could advance terahertz data transmission

    Related images(click to enlarge) University of Utah engineers have discovered a new approach for designing filters capable of separating different frequencies in the terahertz spectrum, the next generation of communications bandwidth that could allow cellphone users and Internet surfers to download data a thousand times faster than today. Once the filter is designed, it can be fabricated using an off-the-shelf inkjet printer. Filtering out different frequencies will be important in the development of the terahertz spectrum for communications. By filtering out unwanted frequencies users can download information from the Internet or talk on a cellphone, for example, with less noise or interfering signals. The terahertz range refers to the band of frequencies between infrared light and radio waves. Engineers consider it the next frontier in communications because of the enormous potential for boosting data transmission rates. The technology also is being studied for next-generation medical imaging and airport scanners. Terahertz rays, or T-rays, can pass …

    March 1, 2015 1:29 am


  • Actavis hormonal contraceptive device wins FDA approval

    (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a hormonal contraceptive device on Friday that gives American women another reversible contraceptive choice as effective as sterilization. The intrauterine device (IUD) device, Liletta, releases the hormone levonorgestrel to inhibit thickening of the womb lining, preventing pregnancy for up to three years. Typically smaller than an iPod Shuffle, the IUD is a t-shaped piece of plastic that must be inserted into the uterus to prevent fertilization. Dublin-based Actavis Plc holds the commercial license for the product, but the marketing application was submitted by non-profit pharmaceutical company Medicines360, which holds the U.S. public sector clinic rights. The companies expect the device, which also helps to check heavy menstrual bleeding, to be available in the United States by the second quarter of 2015. It is already in use in Europe. Hormonal IUDs are marginally more effective than commonly used copper IUDs such as Teva Pharmaceutical Industry Ltd’s Paragard, …

    March 1, 2015 1:30 am


  • Leonard Nimoy dies: 5 Things we learned from the Star Trek star

    More: Leonard Nimoy admits he is suffering from lung disease Leonard Nimoy inspired generations as the logical and highly intelligent Spock, but he was also a human man who had much to teach us as well. Here are a few lessons we’ve learned from the man, the myth, the legend. Don’t be afraid of new things Before he went to space on the starship Enterprise, Nimoy served in the U.S. Army and taught acting classes in Hollywood. He played a handful of small acting roles, including a Martian invader in a 1952 film called Zombies of the Stratosphere. Landing the part of Spock would prove to be his defining role, but Nimoy also went on to become an accomplished photographer, author, musician and director. This is a man who emboldened us to pursue life and to try new things, and to never be afraid of who we are. More: Meet a mom who lived every …

    March 1, 2015 4:10 am


  • The Internet Gone Mad: Stop talking about white and gold dress. Now.

    I’m color blind. There’s not much good that comes from being color blind. Traffic lights are a challenge. I can never be a pilot. My wife frequently sends me back into the closet to change the frightful mélange of colors in which I’ve adorned myself, and I’m useless as a sounding board for her when she’s shopping (there’s also the fact that she looks stunningly beautiful in any color). But finally I’ve found the silver (or is it blue?) lining to being color blind. The gold/white, black/blue dress debate doesn’t matter to me. To me it’s green, blue, yellow, white, red, turquoise, magenta, grey, green and every other color on this great earth. And I don’t care.  ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT I love Facebook, I tweet a lot, I’ve been known to Instagram on occasion. But this? This national debate over what color a dress may or may not be? What has happened to us? If you …

    February 28, 2015 2:05 pm

Odd News

  • Circus acrobat reported missing in Atlanta has been found

    (Reuters) – An acrobat reported missing in Atlanta by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey circus has been found, a production company said on Friday. Police issued a missing person bulletin on Thursday for Wei Cao, a 25-year-old Chinese citizen who performs a bicycle and juggling act for the circus, after she missed a scheduled performance this week. Feld Entertainment, which produces the circus, said in a statement that Cao had been located and no additional information was available. A spokeswoman for the Atlanta Police Department said the agency had not been notified of the performer’s return. (Reporting by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Lisa Lambert)

    February 28, 2015 1:19 am