• Brian Williams edited out of veterans show he hosted

    Brian Williams edited out of veterans show he hosted

    NBC “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams hosted this year’s Lincoln Awards in January for military families, but when the show airs on television Friday night, Williams won’t be seen. The suspended newsman was edited out...
  • Spain to vote in regional elections

    Sunday’s vote is seen as an important test for what could happen in the national election later this year Spaniards are preparing to vote in regional and municipal elections that could challenge the grip of...
  • Pittinari’s goal lifts Rapids past ‘Caps

    Commerce City, CO (SportsNetwork.com) – A 51st-minute goal from Lucas Pittinari was the difference as the Colorado Rapids held on for a 1-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Saturday....
  • Hawaii groups protest Monsanto, plant coconut trees

    May 23, 2015: Pohai George, left, Ashley Montogmery and Nathaniel Whittaker, right, protested against Monsanto at a Waikiki Beach rally in Honolulu. (AP) HONOLULU –  Demonstrators spent Saturday planting coconut trees and waving signs in rallies...
  • Burundi opposition figure shot dead

    Crowds gathered outside Feruzi’s house, inspecting his body The leader of a small Burundian opposition party has been shot dead in the capital Bujumbura, witnesses said, as tensions continue in the country. The body of...
  • Fathers do not always know best at Indy 500

    INDIANAPOLIS At the Indianapolis 500 it is not always a case of father knows best, not even when those fathers are two American motorsports greats. Graham Rahal, the son of 1986 Indy 500 winner Bobby...
  • Confederate flag-burning events spark outrage

    Confederate flag-burning events spark outrage

    July 1, 2003: Wearing a Confederate uniform and the Stars and Bars of theConfederacy, H.K. Edgerton of Ashville, North Carolina stands beside astatue of former Sen. Strom Thurmond outside the state house in Columbia, South...

Headline News

  • Hawaii groups protest Monsanto, plant coconut trees


    May 23, 2015: Pohai George, left, Ashley Montogmery and Nathaniel Whittaker, right, protested against Monsanto at a Waikiki Beach rally in Honolulu. (AP) HONOLULU –  Demonstrators spent Saturday planting coconut trees and waving signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto. The protesters complained about the impacts that companies like Monsanto have on the community when they spray fields with chemical pesticides. They say they want agribusiness companies to stop using Hawaii as a testing ground for pesticides and genetically modified foods. “Get off the island,” said Diane Marshall, a Honolulu teacher. “I would like to see them close up shop.” In Waikiki, a man wore a gas mask in front of a statue of surfer Duke Kahanamoku to demonstrate the dangers of pesticides. Others in bikinis talked with tourists about why they don’t want genetically modified goods to be grown in Hawaii. “What’s cool …

    May 23, 2015 10:48 pm
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Politics

  • Senate approves Obama’s global trade bill


    Rice bound for Japan is loaded aboard a ship at the Port of Sacramento(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration’s hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House. The vote was 62-37 to give Obama authority to complete trade deals that Congress could approve or reject, but not change. A total of 48 Republicans supported the measure, but only 14 of the Senate’s 44 Democrats backed a president of their own party on legislation near the top of his second-term agenda. Obama hailed the vote in a statement that said trade deals “done right” are important to “expanding opportunities for the middle class, leveling the playing field for American workers and establishing rules for the global economy that help our businesses grow and hire.” Separate legislation to prevent parts of the anti-terror …

    May 23, 2015 8:27 pm
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Stocks

  • Brian Williams edited out of veterans show he hosted


    NBC “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams hosted this year’s Lincoln Awards in January for military families, but when the show airs on television Friday night, Williams won’t be seen. The suspended newsman was edited out of the show and was replaced by First Lady Michelle Obama for when it airs on PBS. Williams was suspended by NBC in February after Williams admitted that he had falsely claimed to be in a helicopter that was shot down in Iraq. The network is investigating other possible exaggerations by Williams. Related: NBC finds at least 10 Brian Williams embellishments Cappy McGarr, the manager of McM Interests and co-founder of the Lincoln Awards, declined to say who first raised the subject of removing Williams from the show. “PBS and the executive producers and Brian Williams mutually agreed” that the anchor should be edited out of the show, McGarr told CNNMoney. The show was taped at the Kennedy Center in …

    May 23, 2015 11:28 pm
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Sports

  • Pittinari’s goal lifts Rapids past ‘Caps


    Commerce City, CO (SportsNetwork.com) – A 51st-minute goal from Lucas Pittinari was the difference as the Colorado Rapids held on for a 1-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Saturday. Colorado had drawn its last four games by a 1-1 score, and after Pittinari’s goal, Vancouver had a free kick ruled out in the 81st minute due to a questionable foul decision, leaving the Whitecaps with their second successive defeat. Clint Irwin produced quality saves on Kekuta Manneh and Mauro Rosales in the opening half before the Whitecaps nearly scored on the stroke of halftime when Octavio Rivero headed a corner kick off the crossbar. There was a brief lightning delay at halftime that kept the teams in the dressing room a bit longer, but it was the home side that came out stronger after the break. Gabriel Torres set up the lone tally when he popped a ball up …

    May 23, 2015 10:49 pm
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World News

  • Spain to vote in regional elections


    Sunday’s vote is seen as an important test for what could happen in the national election later this year Spaniards are preparing to vote in regional and municipal elections that could challenge the grip of the country’s two main parties. Seats in all of the local councils are at stake, as well as places in 13 of the 17 regional parliaments. Opinion polls suggest that the ruling party and its main rival could both be punished by voters. Sunday’s vote is seen as an important barometer of opinion ahead of national elections later this year. Spain’s economic crisis and a series of corruption scandals have damaged the reputations of both the ruling Popular Party (PP) and the leading opposition, the Socialists (PSOE) party. Analysts say that the PP could lose its majority in almost all of the 10 regions it currently controls. The vote on Sunday could open the door for newer parties such as …

    May 23, 2015 11:08 pm
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Technology

  • NSA’s collection of phone-call data could be cut off for a time


    Edward Snowden depicted on a German parade float. The US Senate is set to reconvene on May 31 for a last-minute session regarding an NSA spy program that Snowden revealed in 2013. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images The National Security Agency’s access to phone-call data may well be cut off — at least temporarily — after the US Senate failed to reach a compromise about a controversial NSA surveillance program prior to a crucial deadline. The Senate failed Saturday to pass an extension of provisions of the USA Patriot Act that expire June 1 and have served as the legal justification for the NSA’s current, wholesale collection of telephone data. The spy agency has said such collection is crucial in fighting terrorism. Earlier in the same session, the Senate had killed a reform bill — the USA Freedom Act — passed by the House and backed by the Obama administration. That legislation would have allowed collection to …

    May 23, 2015 11:48 pm
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Science

  • Top 10 Most Fascinating New Species Unveiled


    On May 23, 1707, a child was born in the Swedish countryside who would go on to alter the course of science forever. Carl Linnaeus is considered the father of modern taxonomy. He created the modern naming system for organisms, known as binomial nomenclature, which prescribes how scientists recognize and classify new organisms. In honor of Linnaeus’s upcoming birthday, the International Institute for Species Exploration (IISE) at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry published a list on May 21 of the top 10 new species discovered in 2014. The IISE has published such a list annually since 2008 as a part of a larger initiative to document the estimated 10 million species that remain undiscovered. Scientists name approximately 18,000 new species every year; the public never hears about most of them. To assemble their top 10, IISE researchers scour primary and secondary sources throughout the year to identify species …

    May 23, 2015 8:08 pm
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Health

  • U.S. bird flu causes egg shortage, emergency measures


    CHICAGO/NEW YORK As a virulent avian influenza outbreak continues to spread across the Midwestern United States, some egg-dependent companies are contemplating drastic steps – importing eggs from overseas or looking to egg alternatives. A spokeswoman for Archer Daniels Midland Co said that as egg supplies tighten and prices rise, the food processing and commodities company has received numerous inquiries from manufacturers about the plant-based egg substitutes it makes. With a strong dollar bolstering the buying power of U.S. importers, some companies are scouting for egg supplies abroad. “The U.S. has never imported any significant amount of eggs, because we’ve always been a very low-cost producer,” said Tom Elam of FarmEcon, an agricultural consulting company. “Now, that’s no longer the case.” The United States is grappling with its biggest outbreak of bird flu on record, which has led to the culling of 40 million birds. The virus has been confirmed on commercial farms and backyard flocks …

    May 23, 2015 8:27 pm
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Entertainment

  • Mama June to TLC: Cancel 19 Kids and Counting or else


    As the walls all begin to fall around the Duggars’ empire in the wake of Josh Duggar’s child molestation allegations, one former TLC star is already pointing out the network’s obvious and blatant double standard. While news reports were breaking, and the story of Josh Duggar’s molestation allegations were going viral on the internet, TLC was busy airing a marathon of 19 Kids and Counting. Now, I admittedly don’t know how television programming works, but I have to believe that someone could have pulled the plug on that airing. It is clearly in bad taste to be showing it when such terrible things are being alleged against one of the major cast members, implicating his parents and being against some of his sisters. All of it is just terrible if true. More: Josh Duggar Scandal: Jim Bob kept the sex offenses secret for over a year And Twitter picked up on it right away. Is …

    May 23, 2015 6:47 pm
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Editorial

  • Visiting the troops with Aaron Tippin in Iraq: My proudest moment as an American military veteran


    Like all veterans, my memories are filled this Memorial Day with endless instances of pride at being able to serve this great country of ours – pride at being an American and even more pride at having been able to wear the uniform. Of my many memories, over 60 years’ worth, none is more striking than that of a dusty afternoon in 2008 in a bombed out building in Sadr City, Baghdad.  It wasn’t about my own service.  It was about someone else’s. I was accompanying my friend Aaron Tippin, a country music legend, as he visited and entertained troops during the Thanksgiving season.  It was an annual event for him during the war and I was often fortunate enough to accompany him.  On this particular afternoon, at one of many stops, we were at a Forward Operating Base with a battalion of the storied 82nd Airborne Division. The scene was literally out of a …

    May 23, 2015 4:46 pm
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Odd News

  • German grandmother gives birth to quadruplets at age 65


    BERLIN A 65-year-old German grandmother gave birth to quadruplets at a Berlin hospital this week, with the three boys and a girl born prematurely at 26 weeks being in good health and having a good chance of survival, German TV network RTL reported on Saturday. The network, which had covered the pregnancy, said Annegret Raunigk already had 13 children and seven grandchildren. The announcement of her pregnancy last month had sparked a public debate in Germany about its merits. Raunigk, an English and Russian teacher in Berlin, had received fertility treatment in Ukraine and is the oldest woman in the world to have had quadruplets, RTL said, although other women of her age and older have given birth. The four babies, born by Caesarean section on May 19, weighed between 655 grams an 960 grams. (Reporting by Erik Kirschbaum; Editing by David Holmes)

    May 23, 2015 12:03 pm
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