• 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...
  • CCTV shows UK girls on way to Syria

    CCTV shows UK girls on way 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...
  • 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...
  • New filter could advance terahertz data transmission

    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...
  • Wild take down Avs

    Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) – Devan Dubnyk stopped 33 shots to lead the Minnesota Wild in a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday. Justin Fontaine and Erik Haula had a goal and an assist,...

Headline News

  • South Florida police chief uses job pressure as catalyst for arrest


    A South Florida police chief has been arrested for allegedly soliciting a prostitute. Stephen Johnson of the Miami Gardens Police was jailed Friday night during a prostitution sting by the Broward Sheriff’s Office. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT An arrest report says 53-year-old Johnson responded to an ad for escorts on backpage.com and arranged for a liaison with two women at a Dania Beach hotel. Once he handed over $100, detectives posing as prostitutes arrested him. Johnson posted bond and was released early Saturday. He blamed his arrest on the pressures of his job, telling reporters, “The stress overwhelmed me and I made a very bad decision.” He was immediately fired from the post he had held for less than a year in Miami Gardens, a suburb about halfway between Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

    March 1, 2015 2:09 am
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Politics

  • 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
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Stocks

  • 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
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Sports

  • 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 III scored 16 points with 12 rebounds for the Broncos (22-7, 12-4 MWC), who have won four straight to move into a tie with San Diego State for first place in the conference. Winston Shepard had 16 points while J.J. O’Brien added eight points for the Aztecs (22-7, 12-4), who had a school-record 29-game home winning streak snapped. “It’s been a long time since I’ve come up here with a frown on my face and feeling disappointed,” said San Diego State coach Steve Fisher. “I’ve got both of those. We had an opportunity to clinch at least a share of the title tonight and we didn’t get it done. That’s disappointing.” The Broncos were trailing by seven when the team …

    March 1, 2015 2:09 am
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World News

  • CCTV shows UK girls on way 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 1:30 am
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Technology

  • 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
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Science

  • 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
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Health

  • 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
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Entertainment

  • Madonna’s fall at the Brit awards was more serious than everyone thought


    More: Grammys: Madonna suffers serious wardrobe malfunction — on purpose (PHOTOS) During Madonna’s performance of “Living for Love” on Wednesday, she fell down several stairs after her long cape was pulled by a backup dancer. She may have carried on like the pro that she is, and even reassured her fans via Instagram on Wednesday evening that she was “fine,” but it turns out that everything was not fine. During an interview with The Jonathan Ross Show — which, according to People magazine, will air next month — the queen of pop revealed she actually hurt her head pretty badly. “I didn’t hurt my butt, I hurt my head,” she confessed. More: Madonna says ageism is just as bad as racism Madonna continued, “I know how to fall. I’ve fallen off my horse many times, and I tucked, and I have good core strength… but the thing is, I had a little bit of a whiplash, and …

    March 1, 2015 2:09 am
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Editorial

  • 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
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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
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