• Royals agree to 1-year deal with Frasor

    Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) – The Kansas City Royals have signed reliever Jason Frasor to a one-year deal with a mutual option for 2016. Frasor will reportedly earn a base salary of $1.25 million in...
  • ‘Dozens die’ in Nigeria mosque attack

    ‘Dozens die’ in Nigeria mosque attack

    28 November 2014 Last updated at 17:42 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. BBC Hausa’s Mansur Liman: After the explosions gunmen started shooting Dozens have been killed in a gun and bomb...
  • Canada’s new Twitter feed pokes fun at Canada

    Canada’s new Twitter feed pokes fun at Canada

    28 November 2014 Last updated at 17:06 BBC Trending What’s popular and why Canada has joined Twitter. The country known to some uninformed outsiders as not being the United States has decided to create an...
  • Pot sellers push ‘Green Friday’

    Pot sellers push ‘Green Friday’

    Who said Black Friday had to be so materialistic? Taking a page from their fellow retailers, Colorado’s newly legal marijuana stores are offering killer deals on the day they’re dubbing “Green Friday.” Denver’s The Grass...
  • Red Wings visit Devils seeking 3rd straight win

    (SportsNetwork.com) – The Detroit Red Wings will try to record their first three-game winning streak of the season when they visit the New Jersey Devils for Friday’s clash at Prudential Center. The Red Wings posted...
  • ‘Dozens die’ in Nigeria mosque blasts

    ‘Dozens die’ in Nigeria mosque blasts

    28 November 2014 Last updated at 16:43 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. BBC Hausa’s Mansur Liman: After the explosions gunmen started shooting Dozens of people have been killed in explosions during...
  • Early start takes frenzy out of Black Friday

    The one-day head start to Black Friday appeared to take a bite out of the usual holiday rush, as thinner-than-usual crowds converged on malls and retail stores for what is traditionally the year’s biggest shopping...

Headline News

  • Canada’s new Twitter feed pokes fun at Canada


    28 November 2014 Last updated at 17:06 BBC Trending What’s popular and why Canada has joined Twitter. The country known to some uninformed outsiders as not being the United States has decided to create an overarching national identity on Twitter. Actually two: one in each of the country’s official languages, French and English. The accounts have been mentioned on Twitter more than 20,000 times since they were launched this week. Other national accounts, such as Ireland, have enlisted a rotating roster of citizen microbloggers to fill their feeds. Sweden’s national tweeter, for instance, is currently a young Russian immigrant sharing her innermost thoughts about “sex, psychology, dancing, clothes she wears and student orchestras.” You have been warned. Canada, on the other hand, has chosen a more official approach – a kind of voice of the True North. That’s not to say that Canada is above making fun of itself or its citizens, however – it …

    November 28, 2014 12:12 pm
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Politics

  • Romney still leads GOP candidates for President


    By Reuters November 28, 2014 Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney(REUTERS/Brian Snyder) Mitt Romney, the Republican Party’s unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. The former Massachusetts governor would have a slight edge over potential Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton by 45 percent to 44 percent in a general election, the poll found. Among possible Republican candidates, Romney’s 19 percent put him ahead of former Florida governor Jeb Bush with 11 percent, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Ben Carson each with 8 percent each, and U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky with 6 percent. Carson, a former neurosurgeon with no political experience, is a conservative commentator and author of “One Nation,” which topped the New York Times best-seller list in June. U.S. Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and …

    November 28, 2014 10:51 am
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Stocks

  • Pot sellers push ‘Green Friday’


    Who said Black Friday had to be so materialistic? Taking a page from their fellow retailers, Colorado’s newly legal marijuana stores are offering killer deals on the day they’re dubbing “Green Friday.” Denver’s The Grass Station is offering limited deals including an ounce of marijuana — normally $300 — for as little as $50. Cones — which are like a big joint and normally cost $10 — were on sale for a buck. “Now that marijuana is legal here, we’ve become yet another stop for shoppers looking for holiday deals and thoughtful, unusual gifts,” Grass Station founder Ryan Fox said in a statement. “We are insane right now,” said Cierra Carter, a clerk at The Grass Station. “We’ve had a line out the door since early this morning.”   Nearby at the Medicine Man, Green Friday specials included an ounce for $139 and a quarter ounce for $39 — a 50% savings. Evergreen Apothecary was …

    November 28, 2014 11:52 am
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Sports

  • Royals agree to 1-year deal with Frasor


    Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) – The Kansas City Royals have signed reliever Jason Frasor to a one-year deal with a mutual option for 2016. Frasor will reportedly earn a base salary of $1.25 million in 2015 with a $2 million option for the 2016 campaign. There is also a $500,000 buyout in the pact. The 37-year-old Frasor came to the Royals in a mid-July trade from Texas and excelled, allowing just four earned runs in 23 innings, including the postseason. Frasor pitched in seven of the Royals’ postseason games, going 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA and earned the victories in the wild card game against Oakland and in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against the Orioles. The right-hander has pitched to a career 3.59 ERA over 647 games out of the bullpen with the Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago White Sox, Rangers and Royals. His 34 victories out of the bullpen are also …

    November 28, 2014 12:12 pm
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World News

  • ‘Dozens die’ in Nigeria mosque attack


    28 November 2014 Last updated at 17:42 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. BBC Hausa’s Mansur Liman: After the explosions gunmen started shooting Dozens have been killed in a gun and bomb attack during Friday prayers at one of the biggest mosques in the Nigerian city of Kano, reports say. Many more people have been hurt, with one rescue official putting casualty figures at just under 200. The Central Mosque is where the influential Muslim leader, the Emir of Kano, usually leads prayers. The emir recently called for people to arm themselves against Islamist militant group Boko Haram. The group has been waging an insurgency in Nigeria since 2009 and has killed more than 2,000 people this year, rights groups say. ‘Helter-skelter’ The rescue official, speaking to Agence France-Presse, put the casualty toll at 64 dead and 126 hurt, although this has not been independently confirmed. Muhammad Sanusi II (C), one of …

    November 28, 2014 12:12 pm
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Technology

  • Europol arrests 118 people using stolen credit cards to pay for flights


    Police have arrested 118 people at 84 airports around the world as part of a global investigation into plane tickets paid for with stolen or fake credit card details. Troels Oerting, director of Europol’s European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3), told the Guardian that many of those arrested were linked to other forms of crime, including robbery, shoplifting, illegal immigration and drug smuggling. The operation, co-ordinated by EC3, brought together 49 law enforcement agencies from around the world, numerous banks, 64 airlines and the International Air Transport Association to share intelligence on fraudulent transactions. Interpol in Singapore and Ameripol in Bogota took charge of operations in non-European destinations. Officers were waiting at 84 global airports to pick up those who had used stolen credit card numbers to buy their tickets, while Europol, reported 281 suspicious transactions. “We have again proven that we have ‘upgraded’ to version 2.0 our ability to work smooth less together across borders …

    November 28, 2014 6:41 am
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Science

  • Sun’s magnetic field affects frequency of lightning strikes on Earth


    Blame it on the Sun: UK lightning linked to solar activity Think back to summer. Long, hot, sultry days, rounded off with a finale of atmospheric fireworks. But sometimes the thunder and lightning fail to materialize, even on the most stifling of summer days, and on other occasions the sky starts to rumble with seemingly no provocation. Now, a study by researchers in the UK shows it is not just conditions down here on Earth that determine how much thunder and lightning we get – the Sun’s magnetic field also has a big influence, more than doubling the number of lightning bolts on some days. Physics textbooks depict the Earth as having a simple and symmetrical magnetic field, but in fact it is usually skewed, with its poles up to 5° out of line. These kinks are caused by the pull of the Sun’s magnetic field, which fluctuates with sunspot number and the strength of …

    November 28, 2014 11:13 am
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Health

  • Best to Be Honest About Your Relationship With Your Boss


    FRIDAY, Nov. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Your job performance will be better if you and your boss have the same opinion about your relationship, even if it’s a bad one, a new study finds. Researchers interviewed 280 employees and their bosses separately so that neither knew what the other said. The workers ranged from cashiers to senior managers in a number of industries, including automotive, retail and financial services. The researchers found that employees were less motivated at work when they believed they had a good relationship with their boss, but the boss had a different opinion, or if the reverse was true. Worker motivation was higher when the employee and boss had the same opinion about their relationship, even if it was poor, said the study published recently in the Academy of Management Journal. “Seeing eye-to-eye about the employee-supervisor relationship is equally, if not more, important than the actual quality of the relationship,” …

    November 28, 2014 10:52 am
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Entertainment

  • Justin Bieber Bonds With Pastor Carl Lentz’s Family Before Thanksgiving


    Posted on Fri Nov 28th, 2014 8:30am PDT       By X17 Staff Ok, so maybe Justin Bieber really is serious about this whole religious awakening, because on Wednesday the pop superstar spent the day with pastor Carl Lentz’s family. The 20-year-old singer posted the above photo with Lentz’s daughter and wrote, “Made a snowman with this little cutie. Make memories with the ones you love! #HappyThanksgiving.” It’s not clear where Bieber was on Thursday, but seeing as he’s Canadian and their Thanksgiving was last month, it doesn’t appear as though the Biebs had any big plans. And he certainly wasn’t with Selena Gomez — she was with her friends and family in Texas. Bieber and Lentz, who preaches at Hillsong Church in New York City, have been friends for 6 years now, and the two have been spending quite a bit of time together. Earlier this month it was reported that Bieber was on a mission to …

    November 28, 2014 10:31 am
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Editorial

  • Obama’s immigration amnesty: How GOP can reach Latino voters


    President Obama’s immigration speech last Thursday had everything to do with cementing the Democratic Party’s hold on the Latino vote for 2016. And he is counting on the GOP to make it happen.  His strategy depends upon a chorus of Republican voices calling for the rounding up of 11 million people; thereby thrusting their (voting) friends and family into the arms of the Democratic party for a generation.  ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Had Obama felt ‘so deeply’ about this issue when he ran for president why then did he not pursue it when the Democrats had huge majorities in the House and Senate?  The GOP and outside groups should commit to proving their intentions by deed rather than word that it is the party that will help Latinos achieve their dreams. Now with the election shellacking the Democrats took and with the Democrat coalition fraying it was time to stitch it back together with the twin tactics …

    November 28, 2014 10:52 am
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Odd News

  • French farmers cry wolf over sheep killings


    PARIS (Reuters) – French farmers, who regularly bring livestock into Paris to punctuate their protests, drove some 250 sheep into the shadow of the Eiffel Tower on Thursday to highlight an unusual concern – that a growing wolf population is killing their flocks. Wolves were reintroduced to France in the 1990s under an international convention on wildlife conservation in Europe. There are now an estimated 300 wolves in the country and the number is growing each year. According to the French sheep organization (FNO), the number of animals they kill has risen too – by nearly two thirds since 2011 – and is likely to top 8,000 this year. “We are asking that wolves be removed from sheep breeding regions because they are incompatible with our work,” Michele Boudoin, secretary general of the French sheep organisation (FNO) said. She stressed that France’s “wolf plan”, which compensates farmers for sheep losses and pays for prevention measures …

    November 27, 2014 2:39 pm
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