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2014-07-09
R.I.P. William 'Bill' Herbert Kelder - Intellpuke

2013-11-28
Gamers Donate 37,500 Pounds Of Food To Needy

2013-09-30
Statement From The Whitehouse Regarding The Government Shutdown

2013-09-29
An Open Response To 'Organizing for Action'

2013-08-26
Bayou Corne: The Biggest Ongoing Disaster In The U.S. You Have Not Heard Of

2013-04-21
Boston Mayor Hopes Feds 'Throw the Book' at Marathon Bombing Suspect

2013-04-19
Boston Police Closing In On Suspects

2013-04-15
2 Explosions At Boston Marathon. 2 Dead, Many Injured.

2013-01-03
The Press vs Citizens Rights and Privacy - Act 3

2012-12-30
CBS News - Year In Review 2012

Nature.com - 366 Days: 2012 In Review

The Guardian - 2012 In Review: An Interactive Guide To The Year That Was

TruTV - The Biggest Conspiracy Theories of 2012

Colbert Nation: 2012: A Look Back

FIP Year In Review(s?)

2012-12-25
Happy Holidays

2012-12-21
Welcome To A New Era!

2012-12-16
An Open Letter To United Health Care, Medcom, And The Medical Insurance Industry In General

2012-11-17
Whitehouse Petition To Remove "Under God" and "In God" From Currency And The Pledge.

2012-11-15
December 21, 2012

2012-11-11
If Hillary Clinton Ran For President, She Would Probably Be The Best-prepared Candidate In American History

2012-11-10
CIA Director David Petraeus Resigns After FBI Investigation Uncovers Affair With High-Profile Journalist

FIP Format Update

2012-11-07
Thank you for voting.

2012-11-06
Live Election Results

2012-09-30
FIP In Hiatus

2012-09-18
U.S.-Afghan Military Operations Suspended After Attacks

Iran Nuclear Chief Says IAEA Might Be Infiltrated By 'Terrorists And Saboteurs'

Romney Stands By Gaffe

2012-09-17
President Obama Says China Trade Practices Harm American Auto Parts Workers



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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
2015-03-06 07:03:10 (46 seconds ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 
Apple Watch apps limited to '10 second use', developers say
2015-03-06 07:01:35 (2 minutes ago) 

Slivers of information are emerging from Apples’ super secretive testing centre - apparently we are to be discouraged from staring at the smartwatch for too long, we learn today

Apple has released strict design guidelines for applications built for the watch, which suggest that applications be used for no longer than 10 seconds at a time, a report by Bloomberg states.

Apple will review every application submitted to the App Store for the Apple Watch, like it does for iPhone, iPad and Mac apps, to ensure that only those that conform to its policies are let through to customers.

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March 5, 2015 - Gerald Posner
2015-03-06 07:01:33 (2 minutes ago) 
Jessica Williams reports on the DOJ's investigation into Ferguson, MO, an opposition leader in Russia is murdered, and Gerald Posner discusses "God's Bankers."
 
Another fiery oil train derailment
2015-03-06 07:01:05 (3 minutes ago) 
2 tank cars ablaze, officials say; northern Illinois incident adds to growing concern over safety of transporting crude oil by rail
 
A foodie's guide to salo: the Ukrainian delicacy made of cured pork fat
2015-03-06 07:00:47 (3 minutes ago) 

Lard may be staging a gastronomic comeback around the world but it never went out of fashion in Ukraine, where it is best served cold

At first glance it could be a hard sheep’s cheese or a smoky mozzarella. But the slabs are actually cold, white pork fat – Ukraine’s national dish, known as salo. It is best served covered with garlic, onion and pickles (or something picante), and almost always washed down with a shot of vodka.

The dish is not recommended for those watching their waistlines. The calorie counter on My Fitness Pal says that one serving of pig fat amounts to 900 calories, just under half of the recommended daily intake for women and slightly less for men.

Any post-Soviet person will be able to recite at least three anecdotes about Ukrainians and their love for salo

The world’s biggest salo football measured 6m in diameter and weighed 400kg

Salo is a concentrated energy, a quintessence of national values

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North Korean diplomat stopped with nearly £1m in gold at Dhaka airport
2015-03-06 07:00:47 (3 minutes ago) 

Embassy official caught trying to smuggle gold into Bangladesh after flight from Singapore, customs officials say

Customs officers in Bangladesh caught a North Korean diplomat trying to smuggle an estimated $1.4m (£922,000) worth of gold into the country, a senior official has said.

The diplomat was released but Bangladesh is seeking to press charges. The gold weighed about 27kg in total.

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Rand Paul searches for green light on caucus proposal
2015-03-06 07:00:33 (3 minutes ago) 
 
Don McLean: Buddy Holly, rest in peace?
2015-03-06 07:00:32 (3 minutes ago) 
 
Cab driver stabbed during robbery in West Rogers Park
2015-03-06 07:00:31 (3 minutes ago) 
A cab driver was stabbed early Friday morning during an attempted robbery in West Rogers Park on the city's far North Side, police said.






 
Fort Lauderdale's planned aquatic center still causing waves
2015-03-06 07:00:27 (3 minutes ago) 
Plans for a new Fort Lauderdale aquatic center have been swimming in controversy for years.
 
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel begins F1 2015 with big ambitions
2015-03-06 07:00:27 (3 minutes ago) 

Four-time champion Sebastian Vettel enters the new Formula One season in the unusual position of being the outsider. This time, the Ferrari driver is doing the chasing — behind the Mercedes pair of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.

Vettel used to be the man to beat, winning the title four years in a row with Red Bull. But Mercedes ended that dominance in crushing style last year and Vettel — who seemed isolated and despondent throughout the season — made the switch to Ferrari.

 
VIDEO: Alexei Navalny released from jail
2015-03-06 07:00:11 (4 minutes ago) 
The prominent critic of the Kremlin, Alexei Navalny, has been released from jail in Russia, as Sarah Rainsford reports.
 
VIDEO: NYC classical sheet music shop shuts
2015-03-06 07:00:10 (4 minutes ago) 
Goodbye to NYC's last classical sheet music shop
 
Warm Weather Forced Iditarod Farther North
2015-03-06 07:00:02 (4 minutes ago) 
Warm weather, barren trails push start of Iditarod sled dog race farther north in Alaska
 
Ukraine Declares Heavy Weapons Pullback From Front Line
2015-03-06 07:00:02 (4 minutes ago) 
Ukraine says it is pulling back rocket launchers from front line in accordance with cease-fire
 
Vanessa Cox, 31; Brandeis athletics administrator had coached lacrosse at MIT, competed for Newton North
2015-03-06 06:50:04 (14 minutes ago) 
Vanessa Cox, 31, the department administrator for the Brandeis Department of Athletics and a lacrosse player who formerly competed for Newton North High School and the University of Vermont, was killed in a car crash in New Hampshire on Feb. 12.






 
No Country Has Reached Gender Equality, Says U.N.
2015-03-06 06:49:36 (14 minutes ago) 
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Trying to recall Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson would be a waste of time and energy: editorial
2015-03-06 06:47:37 (16 minutes ago) 
Those seeking to recall Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson have both their timing and their priorities wrong, writes the editorial board.
 
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
2015-03-06 06:43:14 (21 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 
Vanessa Cox, 31; Brandeis athletics administrator had coached lacrosse at MIT, competed for Newton North
2015-03-06 06:41:16 (23 minutes ago) 
Vanessa Cox, 31, the department administrator for the Brandeis Department of Athletics and a lacrosse player who formerly competed for Newton North High School and the University of Vermont, was killed in a car crash in New Hampshire on Feb. 12.






 
[Ticker] EU drops asset freeze on four Ukrainians
2015-03-06 06:41:05 (23 minutes ago) 
The EU on Friday lifted its asset freeze on four Ukrainians linked to the former regime of Viktor Yanukovych due to insufficient evidence. The list includes: Oleksandr Yakymenko (a former spy chief); Oleksii Azarov (the son of the former PM); and two one-time presidential aides, Andriy Portnov and Ihor Kalinin.






 
Labour's silence on the Mirror group hacking scandal is deafening
2015-03-06 06:40:40 (23 minutes ago) 

Party’s leadership and MPs are wrong to ignore the new hacking revelations

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Australia GP organisers dismiss suggestions race will be boycotted
2015-03-06 06:40:39 (23 minutes ago) 
• Teams reportedly worried over circumstances of Fernando Alonso crash
• Giedo van der Garde takes legal action against Sauber

The Australian Grand Prix organisers have dismissed suggestions a number of Formula One teams are threatening to boycott the race over safety fears surrounding McLaren.

Fernando Alonso’s crash during the second pre-season test last month in Barcelona, which rendered the Spaniard unconscious and resulted in a three-day stay in hospital, has left many observers perplexed. To avoid the prospect of second-impact syndrome, Alonso is to sit out next weekend’s season-opening grand prix in Australia, returning for the subsequent race in Malaysia on 29 March.

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Andrew Rannells talks "Girls," "Glee" and his new beard
2015-03-06 06:40:17 (24 minutes ago) 
The actor who plays Elijah Krantz on "Girls" dishes on the hit HBO show and why it was "terrifying" at first
 
2015 looks like another solid year for IPOs
2015-03-06 06:40:17 (24 minutes ago) 
Last year's volume will be hard to match, but a stream of planned and potential high-profile offerings shows demand is strong
 
Roof collapse at industrial complex in Hyde Park blows out wall, brings down utility poles
2015-03-06 06:40:15 (24 minutes ago) 







 
UNESCO Decries Destruction of Ancient Site in Nimrud, Iraq
2015-03-06 06:40:03 (24 minutes ago) 
UNESCO chief denounces destruction of ancient site in Nimrud, Iraq attributed to Islamic State
 
Vanessa Cox, 31; Brandeis athletics administrator had coached lacrosse at MIT, competed for Newton North
2015-03-06 06:30:04 (34 minutes ago) 
Vanessa Cox, 31, the department administrator for the Brandeis Department of Athletics and a lacrosse player who formerly competed for Newton North High School and the University of Vermont, was killed in a car crash in New Hampshire on Feb. 12.






 
Late winter snowstorm blankets South, Northeast
2015-03-06 06:29:11 (35 minutes ago) 

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A late winter storm blanketed the Northeast on Thursday after zipping across much of the South, leaving hundreds of drivers and their passengers stranded on highways in Kentucky and thousands of customers without power in West Virginia.

A strong cold front moving across the eastern U.S. dumped ...

 
Larry David's Broadway debut Fish in the Dark: reviews roundup
2015-03-06 06:28:52 (35 minutes ago) 

The sardonic Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm star has made a mint in pre-orders for his old-fashioned comedy – but not everyone is convinced by his leap from the small screen

Larry David, the man who turned a near-sociopathic mix of indignation and apathy into comic gold in Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm, has opened his Broadway debut Fish in the Dark. He wrote the tale of a family behaving badly in the wake of a funeral, and takes one of the leads, and it is already a box office success with $14.5m in advance sales. But is it actually any good?

The Guardian’s Maraithe Thomas liked it well enough, though lamented: “While the set pieces are concocted with genius, and some, like a dilemma about whether or not to tip a doctor, turn toe-curling into an art form, they don’t come sublimely full circle in the way that David’s plots are known and praised for.” And there were similar criticisms from the rest of the press.

During Fish, I laughed fully exactly once... Fish gives us archetypes as old as commedia dell’arte and one-liners as old as the Catskills. But credible, breathing, present-tense characters are nowhere to be found... Oh well. The audience I saw the show with seemed pretty, pretty happy and gave Mr. David a big fat kiss of a standing ovation.

A thimbleweight comedy... more in the nature of a well-remunerated personal appearance than an actual play... Imagine a Neil Simon play without a plot – or three bottom-drawer episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm hastily knocked together into a two-hour script – and you’ll get the idea. On stage, Mr. David is a self-caricature of a self-caricature. I’ve never seen anybody look less comfortable or more physically awkward in a starring role on Broadway. It isn’t a comic effect, either: He clearly doesn’t know what to do with himself up there other than fling his long arms around randomly.

Is the play itself any good? Possibly, if you want to watch a celebrity from one medium reprise material from another: a ‘pretty ... pretty’ reference arrives late in the second act to cheers from an adoring crowd fully au fait with its TV provenance. Others may wonder whether so scattershot a piece of writing would have got this far without its physically rangy, bespectacled star attached.

From a brother-in-law determined to get his hands on the deceased’s Rolex watch to a loud, tactless uncle, Fish in the Dark swims in cliches. Until a preposterous second act subplot involving the maid’s son, Diego, and Gloria, the comedy stays true to life without ever saying anything significant about life.

This gift for stringing together minuscule moments of frustration and fury — of making half-hour comedies out of pebbles in shoes — is ideally suited to the small screen. On the stage, however, the smallness and the shtickiness are clumsily magnified... This is an overextended sitcom that would like to become a farce but settles instead for some hoary Neil Simon middle ground.

To say that David looks new to the dramaturgical game ain’t the half of it... Many [characters] seem there mostly to fill out one particular joke or riff... And a side benefit of such a busy casting director means that we get to enjoy a lot of variety and carefully honed zingers from folk with a lot of time to plan their missiles.

Related: How Larry David's Fish in the Dark is already a Broadway smash

David’s new stage comedy is like his 30-minute HBO show, only stretched out over two hours so that what is usually a cringe-worthy appetiser on TV has grown into a tedious and self-indulgent main course onstage... It opens with a masturbation joke, goes quickly into boob-groping and never moves far from a series of routines stitched together poorly.

Instead of sticking to a conventionally constructed plot, this Fish swims from one comic situation to another — which may not make it much of a play. But there are plenty of laughs in the play’s minor comic questions... David may not be a convincing stage actor, but every word out of his mouth is funny. And he’s even funnier when he’s speechless — falling to his knees and throwing out his arms in thunderstruck disbelief at the sheer absurdity of everyone else in the room but him.

While David adheres to an old-fashioned Broadway model, he also lards the comedy with enough of his trademark brittle edge to prevent it from becoming too quaint. His liking for uncomfortable situations and annoying characters who are unskilled in diplomacy yields steady laughs throughout... It’s not exactly groundbreaking theater, but it all hangs together.

“Padded out, overpopulated (18 characters — enough for a Shakespeare history play!), and funny only in spurts... [David’s] whiny voice and perplexed expressions are perfectly sized for the small screen. Here he has to project his trademark shrug to the back of the mezzanine — hunching up his shoulders and stretching his arms so wide he looks like a seagull coming in for a landing at Kennedy Airport.”

Aims for, but just misses, the lofty territory of great 1960s Broadway comedies... The best thing about the humour is that it’s also unembellished and played without irony. These are just people, often very obnoxious people, lurching through lives and oddball dilemmas.

Characters range from bellowing seniors to clueless millennials, and at times seem to have wandered in from different sitcoms. But the jokes do keep coming, and usually stick. If its humour can be predictably caustic, Fish’s tone is pleasingly light and flaky.

It’s well built, occasionally thoughtful, and consistently very funny if not transcendently so... It’s something of a surprise to find David so vigorously working such an old-fashioned comic vein... Much of the cast, including Rita Wilson as Brenda and Rosie Perez as Fabiana, was either too stiff or too loose. As a result, the pacing, though often quick and clippy, sometimes fell into weird longueurs, as if this were live TV... It’s going for something else, and almost gets there. Which is a complement, truly. We criticize because we care.

I’m not sure if the play intentionally taps in to any sort of deeper meaning, but on the other hand, what’s more universal than a family squabbling over the legacy of someone they’ve lost? Whether or not David intended it, there’s meaning enough in reliving some of the sadder, and indeed more angry, moments of all our lives through the lens of humour.

To sample an image from the show itself – a dining table laden with curated paninis, baby micro-greens, artisanal bagels, organic crudités and Diet Coke – the show is too much of a muchness... Of course, this is the age of binge-watching, so two hours of shtick can be satisfying. Or give you heartburn.

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Momentum appears to be building toward meaningful police reform in Cleveland: editorial
2015-03-06 06:27:17 (37 minutes ago) 
The mayor and the community seem to be coalescing around the need for meaningful police reforms in Cleveland, the editorial board writes.
 
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
2015-03-06 06:23:05 (41 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 
Cricket World Cup 2015: 10 talking points from the third week
2015-03-06 06:21:19 (43 minutes ago) 
England unbalanced, South Africa’s latest announcement, Shaiman of UAE, Virat Kohli’s lack of class and Scotland miss their main chance

Given the overwhelming clamour for change, there is an almost crushing inevitability that England will troll the lot of us by naming the same team for the fifth match in a row when they take on Bangladesh in Adelaide on Monday. But say, for sake of argument, they did opt to tinker with things, should they call upon the services of Alex Hales? Gary Ballance looks the likeliest fall guy with scores of 10, 10, 10 and six after being dropped into the No3 position at the start of the World Cup – a slot he does not occupy for his county – having faced only 81 balls in the middle since the end of last summer. Hales, the man whose stock has risen during that time by not playing, has had little cricket to speak of himself in recent weeks after being thrashed around the whirlpool of top-three selection created by the primacy of Alastair Cook before Christmas. Hales is straining at the leash to get a game, understandably. But for all his charms (that hundred in the World Twenty20 should have given him an extended run in the 50-over side alone), would sticking him cold into a similarly alien position not simply be repeating both parts of the same mistake? Opener or not playing, thanks.

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Roof collapse at industrial complex in Hyde Park blows out wall, brings down utility poles
2015-03-06 06:21:06 (43 minutes ago) 







 
Afghan men wear burqas for women's rights march in Kabul - video report
2015-03-06 06:20:35 (43 minutes ago) 
A group of Afghan men wear burqas for a march in support of women's rights in Kabul. The demonstrators, associated with a group called Afghan Peace Volunteers, say they organised Thursday's march ahead of International Women's Day on 8 March. The march drew mixed reactions, with some locals heckling the men Continue reading...
 
Outrage and horror as Isis destroys ancient Assyrian site of Nimrud
2015-03-06 06:20:35 (43 minutes ago) 

Historians and officials say militants’ latest assault in Iraq is part of a systematic campaign to erase millennia of culture in region

Activists, officials and historians have condemned Islamic State (Isis) for the destruction of the ancient Assyrian archaeological site of Nimrud in Iraq, saying the group’s actions were part of a systematic campaign reminiscent of the Mongol invasion of Arabia that aims to erase millennia of culture and civilisation.

“They are not destroying our present life, or only taking the villages, churches, and homes, or erasing our future – they want to erase our culture, past and civilisation,” said Habib Afram, the president of the Syriac League of Lebanon.

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MLS at 20: Sunrise or sunset on soccer's final frontier
2015-03-06 06:20:23 (44 minutes ago) 
 
Jeb Bush aides used private domain for public business
2015-03-06 06:20:22 (44 minutes ago) 
Republicans who are lambasting Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email address on a private server have found themselves on a minefield, each facing questions about their own transparency. 
 
New Jersey's Chris Christie travels to South Florida
2015-03-06 06:20:14 (44 minutes ago) 
Chris Christie, whose presidential hopes have been running into increasing turbulence, will make his case Friday night before a large Palm Beach audience that includes many influential Republicans.
 
Foxwoods agrees to operate proposed New Bedford casino
2015-03-06 06:20:14 (44 minutes ago) 

BOSTON — Connecticut-based Foxwoods Resort Casino has agreed to operate a casino proposed for the waterfront in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

KG Urban Enterprises spokesman Andrew Paven said in a statement Thursday that the New York-based development firm is "thrilled" about the deal. He says no one knows the New England market better than the Mashantucket Pequots, the tribe that owns the Foxwoods casino in Connecticut.

 
Auburn man pleads guilty to raping 2 girls
2015-03-06 06:20:14 (44 minutes ago) 

WORCESTER, Mass. — An Auburn man convicted of raping two pre-teen girls has been sentenced to up to nine years in prison.

Prosecutors say 58-year-old Barry Andre started assaulting the girls when one was 8 years old and the other was 11.

In addition to his prison term, Andre was sentenced in Worcester Superior Court to five years of probation after pleading guilty to rape of a child with force, rape, assault with intent to rape, indecent assault and battery on a child, and indecent exposure.

 
The Wisdom of the Crowd, with Chance Barnett
2015-03-06 06:20:10 (44 minutes ago) 

There’s no success in the idea economy without failure. And Chance Barnett, the founder of Crowdfunder, knows more than a little about both failure and success.

 



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Tajik opposition leader murdered
2015-03-06 06:20:09 (44 minutes ago) 
A Tajik opposition leader is shot dead by an unknown attacker in Istanbul, opposition sources tell the BBC.
 
10 Things to Know for Today
2015-03-06 06:20:02 (44 minutes ago) 
10 Things to Know for Today
 
Roof collapse at industrial complex in Hyde Park blows out wall, brings down utility poles
2015-03-06 06:10:05 (54 minutes ago) 







 
Violin Memory's strings snap as losses DOUBLE from last quarter
2015-03-06 06:09:25 (55 minutes ago) 
Red-splattered numbers reveal firm's nosediving into the do-do

Violin Memory's fourth fiscal 2015 quarter revenues sucked. Its statement put it plainly enough: "Fourth quarter fiscal 2015 revenue was $20.5m, six per cent lower sequentially compared to $21.7m reported in the third quarter of fiscal 2015, and 27 per cent lower compared to $28.0m reported in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014."…

 
Pastors urged to embrace addicts
2015-03-06 06:08:58 (55 minutes ago) 
CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio — The Rev. Barry Bennett gripped the microphone in one hand and slapped the table with his other for emphasis as he told the hundreds of ministers before him that they’re doing it all wrong.
 
Taxpayers shell out nearly $3 million on Jodi Arias' trials
2015-03-06 06:07:10 (57 minutes ago) 
PHOENIX (AP) - Officials say taxpayers shelled out around $3 million to prosecute and defend convicted murderer Jodi Arias at a series of trials that have finally concluded with jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover.
 
NYC landing mishap raises questions on runway snow closures
2015-03-06 06:07:09 (57 minutes ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) - The rough landing of a Delta jetliner at LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm just minutes after the runway had been plowed has raised questions about when airports should close runways due to snow or ice.
 
Taxpayers shell out nearly $3 million on Jodi Arias' trials
2015-03-06 06:07:08 (57 minutes ago) 
PHOENIX (AP) - Officials say taxpayers shelled out around $3 million to prosecute and defend convicted murderer Jodi Arias at a series of trials that have finally concluded with jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover.
 
Braxton Brewing announces opening date
2015-03-06 07:01:41 (2 minutes ago) 

The brewery will open its 'tap room of the future' at 27 W. Seventh St. in Covington.

        
 
The Dress meme adapted for #StopAbuseAgainstWomen ad
2015-03-06 07:01:35 (2 minutes ago) 

Salvation Army South Africa launches hard-hitting viral campaign inspired by ‘What colour is the dress?’

Last week’s “What colour is the dress?” social media meme has been adapted by The Salvation Army South Africa for a hard hitting viral ad for its #StopAbuseAgainstWomen campaign.

Why is it so hard to see black and blue? One in 6 women are victims of abuse. #StopAbuseAgainstWomen pic.twitter.com/FgDdKdsMMb

Related: The dress quandary: 'It's an illusion. But everything is an illusion'

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Thousands stranded on snowy Ky. Interstates for nearly 24 hours
2015-03-06 07:01:31 (2 minutes ago) 
Larry Weas spent a cold night hunkered down in his car after getting caught in a logjam along a Interstate 65 in Kentucky. To conserve fuel during his 11-hour ordeal, he kept his car turned off for long stretches and scooped snow into a bucket to have something to drink. A stranded couple gave him a bottle of Gatorade and candy until a rescue worker took him to town.
 
A foodie's guide to salo: the Ukrainian delicacy made of cured pork fat
2015-03-06 07:00:49 (3 minutes ago) 

Lard may be staging a gastronomic comeback around the world but it never went out of fashion in Ukraine, where it is best served cold

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Apple Watch apps limited to '10 second use', developers say
2015-03-06 07:00:47 (3 minutes ago) 

Slivers of information are emerging from Apples’ super secretive testing centre - apparently we are to be discouraged from staring at the smartwatch for too long, we learn today

Apple has released strict design guidelines for applications built for the watch, which suggest that applications be used for no longer than 10 seconds at a time, a report by Bloomberg states.

Apple will review every application submitted to the App Store for the Apple Watch, like it does for iPhone, iPad and Mac apps, to ensure that only those that conform to its policies are let through to customers.

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
2015-03-06 07:00:40 (3 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 
'Independence Day 2' casts 'Survivor's Remorse' star
2015-03-06 07:00:32 (3 minutes ago) 
 
40 years after 'Grey Gardens'
2015-03-06 07:00:32 (3 minutes ago) 
 
Cab driver stabbed during robbery in West Rogers Park
2015-03-06 07:00:31 (3 minutes ago) 
A cab driver was stabbed early Friday morning during an attempted robbery in West Rogers Park on the city's far North Side, police said.






 
Harrison Ford plane crash
2015-03-06 07:00:27 (3 minutes ago) 
 
Ciganda fires 66 to grab share of lead at HSBC Champions
2015-03-06 07:00:27 (3 minutes ago) 

SINGAPORE — Carlota Ciganda shot a 6-under 66 on Friday to move into a tie for the lead with Inbee Park after the second round of the HSBC Women's Champions.

Ciganda offset a pair of bogeys with eight birdies at Sentosa Golf Club to finish even with Park (69) at 9-under 135.

Azahara Munoz was in sole possession of third place, two strokes back, after a 67 that featured six birdies against a lone bogey.

 
Chic song to feature Elton and Miley
2015-03-06 07:00:11 (4 minutes ago) 
Chic's Nile Rodgers says Miley Cyrus, Elton John, Chaka Khan and Janelle Monae will all feature on a track he's written for the band's first album in 23 years.
 
Harris doubts Oscar host return
2015-03-06 07:00:10 (4 minutes ago) 
Neil Patrick Harris has said he doubts he will ever present the Oscars again, following on from his much-criticised hosting of the event this year.
 
Woman Made Bomb Threat at Miami Airport, Police Say
2015-03-06 07:00:02 (4 minutes ago) 
Authorities: Woman crashed into police car, made bomb threat at Miami airport, faces charges
 
UN Calls on Indonesia to Halt Execution of Drug Smugglers
2015-03-06 07:00:02 (4 minutes ago) 
UN calls on Indonesia to halt execution of drug smugglers, says it won't stop trafficking
 
Roof collapse at industrial complex in Hyde Park blows out wall, brings down utility poles
2015-03-06 06:50:04 (14 minutes ago) 







 
NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft Moves In On Dwarf Planet Ceres
2015-03-06 06:49:36 (14 minutes ago) 
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Winter storm pummels East; court halts gay marriages in Nebraska; Iraqi forces push toward Tikrit: A.M. News Links
2015-03-06 06:47:37 (16 minutes ago) 
Also, Delta plane at LaGuardia Airport skids in snow, stops short of falling in water; coroner officially releases identity of homeless man killed by LAPD; South Korea police investigate U.S. ambassador attacker's visits to North
 
Job cuts klaxon: SAP axes 2,200 staff, denies 'cost cutting' to blame
2015-03-06 06:41:26 (23 minutes ago) 
'We are in growth mode' giant maintains

Europe’s largest software firm is reportedly cutting up to three per cent of its workforce.…

 
Roof collapse at industrial complex in Hyde Park blows out wall, brings down utility poles
2015-03-06 06:41:14 (23 minutes ago) 







 
Schools close, open late in snow's aftermath
2015-03-06 06:41:04 (23 minutes ago) 
Most schools are closed and others are opening late as the biggest snowfall of the season is followed by a deep freeze.
 
London's Jewish community celebrate Purim – in pictures
2015-03-06 06:40:39 (23 minutes ago) 

Getty photographer Dan Kitwood captures Orthodox Jewish families celebrating the festival of Purim in style in North London

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Mother who tortured and killed eight-year-old daughter jailed for 13 years
2015-03-06 06:40:39 (23 minutes ago) 

Polly Chowdhury, 35, sentenced for manslaughter of her daughter Ayesha Ali alongside her ‘manipulative, wicked’ lover Kiki Muddar, who was jailed for 18 years

A mother who abused, tortured and killed her eight-year-old daughter while under the spell of her sadistic lover has been jailed for 13 years.

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The most elite U.S. special forces
2015-03-06 06:40:17 (24 minutes ago) 
A look at the dizzying array of the U.S. military's special forces, whose skills can be extraordinary
 
Who's more narcissistic, men or women?
2015-03-06 06:40:17 (24 minutes ago) 
Large-scale study finds one gender is more likely to be all about "me, me, me"
 
VIDEO: Inside a tank factory in Donetsk
2015-03-06 06:40:12 (24 minutes ago) 
The BBC's Tom Burridge visits a factory in Donetsk where rebels say they are repairing tanks seized from the Ukrainian military.
 
England Migrant Population up by Half Million Since 2011
2015-03-06 06:40:03 (24 minutes ago) 
Study says number of foreign-born population in England jumps by half million in 3 years
 
Roof collapse at industrial complex in Hyde Park blows out wall, brings down utility poles
2015-03-06 06:30:04 (34 minutes ago) 







 
Philadelphia police mourn officer killed during robbery
2015-03-06 06:29:11 (35 minutes ago) 

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police are mourning the death of an officer who was shot in the head and killed after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects trying to rob a video game store.

Police said Thursday the slain officer, Robert Wilson III, fired back even as ...

 
French Alps shootings: motorcyclist found and ruled out of inquiry
2015-03-06 06:28:49 (35 minutes ago) 

Police traced biker last month and say he has no connection to 2012 killings of Briton Saad al-Hilli, his wife and mother-in-law

A motorcyclist who was sought by police investigating the murders of three members of a British family in the French Alps has been identified and ruled out of the inquiry, according to reports.

Police traced the biker last month, more than two years after the shooting of engineer Saad al-Hilli, his wife, Ikbal, and her mother, Suhaila al-Allaf, on a forest road in Chevaline in September 2012.

Related: Annecy shootings: second child found alive in car eight hours later

Related: French Alps shooting – interactive map

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Where Credit Is Due
2015-03-06 06:26:56 (37 minutes ago) 
Recalling the brilliance of an abortion opponent’s efforts to persuade the skeptical and the unpersuaded.
 
Federal judge shot in apparent robbery attempt
2015-03-06 06:22:16 (42 minutes ago) 
 
London and south-east see largest increase in foreign-born England residents
2015-03-06 06:21:19 (43 minutes ago) 

Oxford University analysis by Migration Observatory confounds idea that mass migration has had a bigger impact in the rest of England

London and south-east England have seen the largest increase in foreign-born residents over the past four years, according to a new analysis by Oxford University migration experts.

The Migration Observatory projections of the regional destinations of new residents confound the idea that mass migration has had a bigger impact in the rest of England outside of the booming economy of London and the south-east.

Related: Net migration to UK higher than when coalition took office

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Berlusconi says will keep up care work
2015-03-06 06:20:58 (43 minutes ago) 
Helping Alzheimer's patients 'touching' says ex-premier






 
From Auschwitz to Charlie Hebdo: the perils of being Jewish in France
2015-03-06 06:20:35 (43 minutes ago) 
Three generations of women from one French Jewish family discuss antisemitism and darkening social attitudes towards their religious heritage

This is no “sensitive area” in Ramallah, Cairo or Tehran, nor some gloomy banlieue outside Paris. We are talking to a quiet, middle-class family living in the centre of contemporary Montpellier, a lively university city and one of the economic hubs of France’s Mediterranean coast. Grandmother Rose is 82, her daughter Valérie, 52, and the two grand-daughters, Lila and Laura, 17 and 10. They all asked for their names to be changed, except Rose. “I shall soon be passing on, so it no longer matters,” she says.

Rose and Valérie are sitting on the sofa, talking. The old lady thinks her daughter is too open about being Jewish. “It’s almost as if you were waving a banner.” “Not at all, Mummy, that’s nonsense. I only say so when the question crops up,” Valérie retorts. But Rose’s fears are not allayed. “If you’re in contact with a lot of people in your daily life, you should be more careful,” she warns.

Related: French Jewish exodus: ‘In two months we’ll be called filthy Jews again’

In 2015, young French Jews are still afraid to acknowledge the community to which they belong

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London and south-east see largest increase in foreign-born England residents
2015-03-06 06:20:35 (43 minutes ago) 

Oxford University analysis by Migration Observatory confounds idea that mass migration has had a bigger impact in the rest of England

London and south-east England have seen the largest increase in foreign-born residents over the past four years, according to a new analysis by Oxford University migration experts.

The Migration Observatory projections of the regional destinations of new residents confound the idea that mass migration has had a bigger impact in the rest of England outside of the booming economy of London and the south-east.

Related: Net migration to UK higher than when coalition took office

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Under Obama, 4 in 10 Say Race Relations Worsened
2015-03-06 06:20:23 (44 minutes ago) 
 
Under Obama, 4 in 10 say race relations worsened
2015-03-06 06:20:20 (44 minutes ago) 
Four in 10 Americans say race relations in the United States have gotten worse under the nation's first black president, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. And 50 years after the Bloody Sunday march marked a turning point in the civil rights movement, many still see discrimination in the nation's voting practices and criminal justice system.
 
Clouds and shower chance throughout the weekend
2015-03-06 06:20:14 (44 minutes ago) 
South Florida should have fairly pleasant weather for a weekend packed with acitivities, but it's a good idea to keep an umbrella handy for some potential showers.
 
Baker administration details Medicaid savings plan
2015-03-06 06:20:14 (44 minutes ago) 

BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker's administration is detailing a proposal to trim $761 million in Medicaid spending, a key part of its overall plan for keeping the state budget in balance.

Administration officials said Thursday about 60 percent of the Medicaid savings would be achieved by moving some provider payments due in the next fiscal year to the following year. They said that would give the administration more time to craft long-term solutions for reining in Medicaid.

 
Massachusetts AG Maura Healey to file pro-gay marriage brief
2015-03-06 06:20:14 (44 minutes ago) 
 
VIDEO: Inside a tank factory in Donetsk
2015-03-06 06:20:09 (44 minutes ago) 
The BBC's Tom Burridge visits a factory in Donetsk where rebels say they are repairing tanks seized from the Ukrainian military.
 
Peshawar schools named after victims
2015-03-06 06:20:09 (44 minutes ago) 
Pakistani authorities rename 107 schools in honour of the victims of last year's massacre of children and teachers at a school in Peshawar.
 
5 Things to Know This Morning: Ford in Crash
2015-03-06 06:20:02 (44 minutes ago) 
Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
 
Why Pope Francis Won’t Let Women Become Priests
2015-03-06 06:09:38 (54 minutes ago) 
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Afghan men wear burqas for women's rights march in Kabul - video report
2015-03-06 06:09:21 (55 minutes ago) 
A group of Afghan men wear burqas for a march in support of women's rights in Kabul. The demonstrators, associated with a group called Afghan Peace Volunteers, say they organised Thursday's march ahead of International Women's Day on 8 March. The march drew mixed reactions, with some locals heckling the men Continue reading...
 
Latest Ohio schools funding formula questioned
2015-03-06 06:08:58 (55 minutes ago) 
A mix of unusually volatile property values and shifting school-funding formulas over the past decade has detached school funding from reality in Ohio. That was the analysis from Howard Fleeter, who has spent 25 years researching Ohio school funding and has uncovered additional issues with Gov. John Kasich’s latest formula. The proposal already has many lawmakers encouraging people to stay calm because they are looking for a fix.
 
Super Bowl, World Series champs back gay marriage at court
2015-03-06 06:07:10 (57 minutes ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) - The New England Patriots are for same-sex marriage. So are the San Francisco Giants.
 
Security questioned in probe of attack on US envoy to Seoul
2015-03-06 06:07:09 (57 minutes ago) 
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Police on Friday investigated the motive of the anti-U.S. activist they say slashed the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, as questions turned to whether security was neglected.
 
Super Bowl, World Series champs back gay marriage at court
2015-03-06 06:07:07 (57 minutes ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) - The New England Patriots are for same-sex marriage. So are the San Francisco Giants.
 
The week in wildlife – in pictures
2015-03-06 07:01:35 (2 minutes ago) 

Ghostly white elephants, a venomous stargazer fish and migratory geese are among the pick of this week’s images from the natural world

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US teacher who screened sexually explicit horror film jailed
2015-03-06 07:01:35 (2 minutes ago) 

Substitute Spanish teacher Sheila Kearns, jailed for 90 days, claimed that she wasn’t aware of graphic content in The ABCs of Death, which includes ultraviolence, masturbation and drug use

A US substitute teacher who screened a sexually explicit horror film to teenage students has been jailed for 30 days.

Sheila Kearns, of Columbus, Ohio, showed The ABCs of Death to children as young as 14 in five Spanish classes, despite its graphic content. The horror film is a collection of 26 chapters from different directors (including Kill List’s Ben Wheatley) that show a series of gory deaths, from A for Apocalypse to Z for Zetsumetsu, the latter featuring Japanese Nazis, ultraviolence and a woman with a bayonet-enhanced phallus.

Related: The ABCs of Death – review

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Vanessa Cox, 31; Brandeis athletics administrator had coached lacrosse at MIT, competed for Newton North
2015-03-06 07:01:14 (3 minutes ago) 
Vanessa Cox, 31, the department administrator for the Brandeis Department of Athletics and a lacrosse player who formerly competed for Newton North High School and the University of Vermont, was killed in a car crash in New Hampshire on Feb. 12.






 
North Korean diplomat stopped with nearly £1m in gold at Dhaka airport
2015-03-06 07:00:49 (3 minutes ago) 

Embassy official caught trying to smuggle gold into Bangladesh after flight from Singapore, customs officials say

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The Dress meme adapted for #StopAbuseAgainstWomen ad
2015-03-06 07:00:47 (3 minutes ago) 

Salvation Army South Africa launches hard-hitting viral campaign inspired by ‘What colour is the dress?’

Last week’s “What colour is the dress?” social media meme has been adapted by The Salvation Army South Africa for a hard hitting viral ad for its #StopAbuseAgainstWomen campaign.

Why is it so hard to see black and blue? One in 6 women are victims of abuse. #StopAbuseAgainstWomen pic.twitter.com/FgDdKdsMMb

Related: The dress quandary: 'It's an illusion. But everything is an illusion'

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Rand Paul searches for green light on caucus proposal
2015-03-06 07:00:34 (3 minutes ago) 
 
Shania Twain to launch final tour
2015-03-06 07:00:32 (3 minutes ago) 
Country music star Shania Twain thrilled fans by announcing a new tour and then let them down by saying it would be her last.
 
After crash, Harrison Ford battered but 'OK'
2015-03-06 07:00:32 (3 minutes ago) 
It appears Harrison Ford is battered, laid up in a hospital, but not in mortal danger. But it looked like a close call, if not for Ford, then at least for residents living some 50 yards away.
 
Another fiery oil train derailment
2015-03-06 07:00:27 (3 minutes ago) 
2 tank cars ablaze, officials say; northern Illinois incident adds to growing concern over safety of transporting crude oil by rail
 
Staples reports 4Q loss
2015-03-06 07:00:27 (3 minutes ago) 

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Staples Inc. (SPLS) on Friday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss of $260.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.

On a per-share basis, the Framingham, Massachusetts-based company said it had a loss of 41 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 31 cents per share.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share.

 
Vanessa Cox, 31; Brandeis athletics administrator had coached lacrosse at MIT, competed for Newton North
2015-03-06 07:00:24 (4 minutes ago) 
Vanessa Cox, 31, the department administrator for the Brandeis Department of Athletics and a lacrosse player who formerly competed for Newton North High School and the University of Vermont, was killed in a car crash in New Hampshire on Feb. 12.






 
Stewards to act on sexist abuse
2015-03-06 07:00:11 (4 minutes ago) 
Stewards and safety officers are being briefed on how to tackle sexist abuse in football stadiums as part of a campaign.
 
Man faces trial over women's murders
2015-03-06 07:00:10 (4 minutes ago) 
County Down man Leslie Ross is to stand trial for the murders of two women, Michelle Bickerstaff and Margaret Weise.
 
Jeweler Tracks Down Stolen Rare Diamond Halfway Around the World
2015-03-06 07:00:02 (4 minutes ago) 
Jeweler says he was able to find A 6.04-carat diamond for sale online.
 
Driver Rams Car Into Crowd in Jerusalem, 5 Injured
2015-03-06 07:00:02 (4 minutes ago) 
At least five people were wounded when a motorist rammed his car into a group of pedestrians near an East Jerusalem light rail stop.
 
U.S. Concerned by Iran’s Growing Role in Fight Against ISIS
2015-03-06 06:49:36 (14 minutes ago) 
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Job cuts klaxon: SAP axes 2,200 staff, denies 'cost cutting' to blame
2015-03-06 06:49:25 (15 minutes ago) 
 
20 mn to get pre-compiled tax forms
2015-03-06 06:46:45 (17 minutes ago) 
Part of drive to simplify






 
Australia GP organisers dismiss suggestions race will be boycotted
2015-03-06 06:41:24 (23 minutes ago) 
• Teams reportedly worried over circumstances of Fernando Alonso crash
• Giedo van der Garde takes legal action against Sauber

The Australian Grand Prix organisers have dismissed suggestions a number of Formula One teams are threatening to boycott the race over safety fears surrounding McLaren.

Fernando Alonso’s crash during the second pre-season test last month in Barcelona, which rendered the Spaniard unconscious and resulted in a three-day stay in hospital, has left many observers perplexed. To avoid the prospect of second-impact syndrome, Alonso is to sit out next weekend’s season-opening grand prix in Australia, returning for the subsequent race in Malaysia on 29 March.

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Review: ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ Ups the Ante
2015-03-06 06:41:10 (23 minutes ago) 
The director John Madden and the screenwriter Ol Parker hype the pageantry in this sequel to the 2012 hit about Britons recruited to spend their sunset years in Jaipur, India.
 
The Wall Street Journal: Long fight is likely over releasing Hillary Clinton’s personal emails
2015-03-06 06:40:53 (23 minutes ago) 
The controversy over Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email account for government business while she was secretary of state is likely to drag on for months.
 
Larry David's Broadway debut Fish in the Dark: reviews roundup
2015-03-06 06:40:39 (23 minutes ago) 

The sardonic Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm star has made a mint in pre-orders for his old-fashioned comedy – but not everyone is convinced by his leap from the small screen

Larry David, the man who turned a near-sociopathic mix of indignation and apathy into comic gold in Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm, has opened his Broadway debut Fish in the Dark. He wrote the tale of a family behaving badly in the wake of a funeral, and takes one of the leads, and it is already a box office success with $14.5m in advance sales. But is it actually any good?

The Guardian’s Maraithe Thomas liked it well enough, though lamented: “While the set pieces are concocted with genius, and some, like a dilemma about whether or not to tip a doctor, turn toe-curling into an art form, they don’t come sublimely full circle in the way that David’s plots are known and praised for.” And there were similar criticisms from the rest of the press.

During Fish, I laughed fully exactly once... Fish gives us archetypes as old as commedia dell’arte and one-liners as old as the Catskills. But credible, breathing, present-tense characters are nowhere to be found... Oh well. The audience I saw the show with seemed pretty, pretty happy and gave Mr. David a big fat kiss of a standing ovation.

A thimbleweight comedy... more in the nature of a well-remunerated personal appearance than an actual play... Imagine a Neil Simon play without a plot – or three bottom-drawer episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm hastily knocked together into a two-hour script – and you’ll get the idea. On stage, Mr. David is a self-caricature of a self-caricature. I’ve never seen anybody look less comfortable or more physically awkward in a starring role on Broadway. It isn’t a comic effect, either: He clearly doesn’t know what to do with himself up there other than fling his long arms around randomly.

Is the play itself any good? Possibly, if you want to watch a celebrity from one medium reprise material from another: a ‘pretty ... pretty’ reference arrives late in the second act to cheers from an adoring crowd fully au fait with its TV provenance. Others may wonder whether so scattershot a piece of writing would have got this far without its physically rangy, bespectacled star attached.

From a brother-in-law determined to get his hands on the deceased’s Rolex watch to a loud, tactless uncle, Fish in the Dark swims in cliches. Until a preposterous second act subplot involving the maid’s son, Diego, and Gloria, the comedy stays true to life without ever saying anything significant about life.

This gift for stringing together minuscule moments of frustration and fury — of making half-hour comedies out of pebbles in shoes — is ideally suited to the small screen. On the stage, however, the smallness and the shtickiness are clumsily magnified... This is an overextended sitcom that would like to become a farce but settles instead for some hoary Neil Simon middle ground.

To say that David looks new to the dramaturgical game ain’t the half of it... Many [characters] seem there mostly to fill out one particular joke or riff... And a side benefit of such a busy casting director means that we get to enjoy a lot of variety and carefully honed zingers from folk with a lot of time to plan their missiles.

Related: How Larry David's Fish in the Dark is already a Broadway smash

David’s new stage comedy is like his 30-minute HBO show, only stretched out over two hours so that what is usually a cringe-worthy appetiser on TV has grown into a tedious and self-indulgent main course onstage... It opens with a masturbation joke, goes quickly into boob-groping and never moves far from a series of routines stitched together poorly.

Instead of sticking to a conventionally constructed plot, this Fish swims from one comic situation to another — which may not make it much of a play. But there are plenty of laughs in the play’s minor comic questions... David may not be a convincing stage actor, but every word out of his mouth is funny. And he’s even funnier when he’s speechless — falling to his knees and throwing out his arms in thunderstruck disbelief at the sheer absurdity of everyone else in the room but him.

While David adheres to an old-fashioned Broadway model, he also lards the comedy with enough of his trademark brittle edge to prevent it from becoming too quaint. His liking for uncomfortable situations and annoying characters who are unskilled in diplomacy yields steady laughs throughout... It’s not exactly groundbreaking theater, but it all hangs together.

“Padded out, overpopulated (18 characters — enough for a Shakespeare history play!), and funny only in spurts... [David’s] whiny voice and perplexed expressions are perfectly sized for the small screen. Here he has to project his trademark shrug to the back of the mezzanine — hunching up his shoulders and stretching his arms so wide he looks like a seagull coming in for a landing at Kennedy Airport.”

Aims for, but just misses, the lofty territory of great 1960s Broadway comedies... The best thing about the humour is that it’s also unembellished and played without irony. These are just people, often very obnoxious people, lurching through lives and oddball dilemmas.

Characters range from bellowing seniors to clueless millennials, and at times seem to have wandered in from different sitcoms. But the jokes do keep coming, and usually stick. If its humour can be predictably caustic, Fish’s tone is pleasingly light and flaky.

It’s well built, occasionally thoughtful, and consistently very funny if not transcendently so... It’s something of a surprise to find David so vigorously working such an old-fashioned comic vein... Much of the cast, including Rita Wilson as Brenda and Rosie Perez as Fabiana, was either too stiff or too loose. As a result, the pacing, though often quick and clippy, sometimes fell into weird longueurs, as if this were live TV... It’s going for something else, and almost gets there. Which is a complement, truly. We criticize because we care.

I’m not sure if the play intentionally taps in to any sort of deeper meaning, but on the other hand, what’s more universal than a family squabbling over the legacy of someone they’ve lost? Whether or not David intended it, there’s meaning enough in reliving some of the sadder, and indeed more angry, moments of all our lives through the lens of humour.

To sample an image from the show itself – a dining table laden with curated paninis, baby micro-greens, artisanal bagels, organic crudités and Diet Coke – the show is too much of a muchness... Of course, this is the age of binge-watching, so two hours of shtick can be satisfying. Or give you heartburn.

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
2015-03-06 06:40:32 (23 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 
​Raising a generation of materialists
2015-03-06 06:40:17 (24 minutes ago) 
Parents who reward their kids with gifts today may be unwittingly creating tomorrow's unhappy consumerists
 
Will Senate weigh in on Iran negotiations?
2015-03-06 06:40:17 (24 minutes ago) 
With March 24 deadline on talks with Tehran approaching, Majority Leader McConnell is facing fresh resistance from Democrats
 
In Turkey, criticizing the president can land you in jail
2015-03-06 06:40:10 (24 minutes ago) 
ISTANBUL (AP) - There's no monarch in democratic Turkey - but you might not know it watching the news these days. It has become as easy to get jailed for offending the country's paramount leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as it is in countries where lese majeste laws forbid insults to royals. The trend alarms many people who have harbored hope for Turkey as a beacon of Western-style government in the Islamic world....
 
Road Accident East of Egyptian Capital Kills 15 People
2015-03-06 06:40:03 (24 minutes ago) 
Egyptian police say road accident east of Cairo has killed 15 people
 
NASA Dawn spacecraft arrives at dwarf planet after 7 years
2015-03-06 06:29:23 (35 minutes ago) 

The Dawn spacecraft will go into orbit around mini-planet Ceres after a 7-year journey.

       
 
Warm weather forced Iditarod farther north
2015-03-06 06:29:11 (35 minutes ago) 

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Much of the start of the world's most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel, forcing Iditarod organizers to move the start further north where there is snow and ice.

A weather pattern that buried the eastern U.S. in snow has left Alaska fairly ...

 
Should teachers banter with their pupils?
2015-03-06 06:28:42 (35 minutes ago) 

Jokes have their place – but too many and you lose respect; too vicious and you abuse your power. One teacher got it very wrong

As a child, anyone throwing the “your mum” refrain as the ultimate diss did so knowing a fight would surely ensue. It was the verbal equivalent of walking up to someone and spitting in their face – an assault. A put-down utilised by the pathetically stupid, it’s universally accepted as beyond the pale even for the most heated of arguments. Quite how then 54-year-old teacher Michael Rankin thought it acceptable to frequently lob “I shagged your mum” jibes at his students, some of whom were as young as 12, is beyond me. Banter with your pupils is one thing; any abuse of your very real power is another.

The case does highlight questions around boundaries between teachers and their students. How do we navigate the tricky lines between being professionals acting in loco parentis and individuals with personality, desperate to engage nonplussed kids? When can playful banter veer into outright bullying (a domain Rankin had surely crashed into)?

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Cool, cloudy weekend for Volusia and Flagler
2015-03-06 06:25:18 (39 minutes ago) 
Friday will be cloudy with highs in the mid 60s and a north wind of 10 to 20 mph, gusting as high as 25 mph, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service in Melbourne. Rain chances are at 20 percent, with chances increasing through the afternoon to early evening. Overnight lows will fall to the low 50s.
 
From Auschwitz to Charlie Hebdo: the perils of being Jewish in France
2015-03-06 06:21:19 (43 minutes ago) 
Three generations of women from one French Jewish family discuss antisemitism and darkening social attitudes towards their religious heritage

This is no “sensitive area” in Ramallah, Cairo or Tehran, nor some gloomy banlieue outside Paris. We are talking to a quiet, middle-class family living in the centre of contemporary Montpellier, a lively university city and one of the economic hubs of France’s Mediterranean coast. Grandmother Rose is 82, her daughter Valérie, 52, and the two grand-daughters, Lila and Laura, 17 and 10. They all asked for their names to be changed, except Rose. “I shall soon be passing on, so it no longer matters,” she says.

Rose and Valérie are sitting on the sofa, talking. The old lady thinks her daughter is too open about being Jewish. “It’s almost as if you were waving a banner.” “Not at all, Mummy, that’s nonsense. I only say so when the question crops up,” Valérie retorts. But Rose’s fears are not allayed. “If you’re in contact with a lot of people in your daily life, you should be more careful,” she warns.

Related: French Jewish exodus: ‘In two months we’ll be called filthy Jews again’

In 2015, young French Jews are still afraid to acknowledge the community to which they belong

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Ohioans new to Medicaid get care
2015-03-06 06:21:16 (43 minutes ago) 
Divorced with four children, Pam Harris had no health insurance — choosing between medications to treat her depression and rheumatoid arthritis or paying utility bills — when she suffered her first stroke two years ago. After leaving the hospital, the 40-year-old, who lives in Jamestown in Greene County, couldn’t afford follow-up care or physical therapy. Church friends showed her exercises she could do at home.
 
International Women's Day: women have made great strides but there's a long way to go
2015-03-06 06:20:37 (43 minutes ago) 

Despite much to celebrate, women continue to be hit hardest by financial crises

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I was a teenage Poldark fan – bring on the moody new series
2015-03-06 06:20:35 (43 minutes ago) 

Romantic with a capital R, Poldark was essential viewing when I was a hormonal teenager. I can’t wait to see what the new adaptation brings

I was a bored 14-year-old, living in 1980s Edinburgh when I first discovered Poldark. My friend announced that Winston Graham’s Cornish novels must be read and I took her at her word. I was instantly hooked.

Captain Ross Poldark, freshly returned from the American wars of idependence with a devilish scar and some interesting new ideas about how class barriers should be broken down, was every romantic hero rolled into one. He drank and he brawled; he loved hard and lost harder; even when he got it wrong it didn’t matter because he had what every good hero (and heroine) needs: a code.

Related: Costume Drama Bingo: are you ready for Poldark and Banished?

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
2015-03-06 06:20:28 (43 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 
Emma Watson's Facebook chat - International Women's Day
2015-03-06 06:20:23 (44 minutes ago) 
 
Rauner budget cuts target older Illinois foster youth
2015-03-06 06:20:19 (44 minutes ago) 
The state became Annie Audenas' substitute parent in the mid-1990s after Illinois child welfare officials said they found evidence of neglect in her family and placed the infant in protective custody.






 
Massachusetts college names new president
2015-03-06 06:20:14 (44 minutes ago) 

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — A top administrator at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has been selected as the next president of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

Trustees announced Thursday that Greg Summers will become the 12th president of the state-run school in North Adams starting in July.

The appointment is subject to the approval of the state Board of Higher Education, which meets Tuesday.

 
Survey: small businesses hit hard by winter storms
2015-03-06 06:20:14 (44 minutes ago) 

BOSTON — The head of a group representing Massachusetts retailers says a survey of small businesses has confirmed the "worst fears" about the effect on sales by winter storms that dumped more than eight feet of snow in many parts of the state.

The survey of 1,600 employers around Massachusetts showed an average drop of 24 percent in sales and 7 percent in payroll during the period of Jan. 26 to Feb. 22, compared with the same period a year ago.

When narrowed just to retail stores and restaurants that responded, the loss of sales soared to nearly 50 percent from a year ago.

 
Vanessa Cox, 31; Brandeis athletics administrator had coached lacrosse at MIT, competed for Newton North
2015-03-06 06:20:12 (44 minutes ago) 
Vanessa Cox, 31, the department administrator for the Brandeis Department of Athletics and a lacrosse player who formerly competed for Newton North High School and the University of Vermont, was killed in a car crash in New Hampshire on Feb. 12.






 
Pair jailed for Ayesha Ali killing
2015-03-06 06:20:09 (44 minutes ago) 
Mother and her lover jailed for killing eight-year-old Ayesha Ali, found dead with more than 50 injuries
 
Chic song to feature Elton and Miley
2015-03-06 06:20:09 (44 minutes ago) 
Chic's Nile Rodgers says Miley Cyrus, Elton John, Chaka Khan and Janelle Monae will all feature on a track he's written for the band's first album in 23 years.
 
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
2015-03-06 06:10:08 (54 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 
Charcoal Juice Is Now a Thing
2015-03-06 06:09:38 (54 minutes ago) 
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Let’s be honest. We ignore Congo’s atrocities because it’s in Africa
2015-03-06 06:09:12 (55 minutes ago) 
For more than 100 years DRC has endured horror upon horror with barely any outcry. Quite simply it wouldn’t be allowed to carry on elsewhere

Some lives matter more than others: the “hierarchy of death”, they call it. The millions killed, maimed and traumatised in the Democratic Republic of Congo are surely at the bottom of this macabre pile. The country was the site of the deadliest war since the fall of Adolf Hitler, and yet I doubt most people in the west are even aware of it. No heart-wrenching exclusives at the top of news bulletins; no mounting calls for western militaries to “do something”.

We are rightly appalled at a barbaric conflict in Syria that has stolen the lives of 200,000 civilians; and yet up to 6 million people are believed to have perished in the DRC. Not that the mainstream media alone can be berated for this astonishing lack of attention. The left have rightly championed the cause of a Palestinian people subjected to decades-long occupation and subjugation: surely the misery of the DRC does not deserve this neglect.

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Florida man faces sentencing in smuggling of Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig from Cuba
2015-03-06 06:08:40 (55 minutes ago) 
 
Witness in Russian politician's slaying gets death threats
2015-03-06 06:07:10 (57 minutes ago) 
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Authorities in Ukraine say the sole witness in the killing in Moscow of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov has received death threats since returning to her family home in Ukraine.
 
As world moves on, MH370 families find solace in each other
2015-03-06 06:07:09 (57 minutes ago) 
NANJING, China (AP) - For the past year, Wang Zheng has been avoiding one place: the modest apartment where his parents had been living for more than 20 years in downtown Nanjing until they vanished along with the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
 
Witness in Russian politician's slaying gets death threats
2015-03-06 06:07:07 (57 minutes ago) 
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Authorities in Ukraine say the sole witness in the killing in Moscow of prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov has received death threats since returning to her family home in Ukraine.
 
A foodie's guide to salo: the Ukrainian delicacy made of cured pork fat
2015-03-06 07:01:35 (2 minutes ago) 

Lard may be staging a gastronomic comeback around the world but it never went out of fashion in Ukraine, where it is best served cold

At first glance it could be a hard sheep’s cheese or a smoky mozzarella. But the slabs are actually cold, white pork fat – Ukraine’s national dish, known as salo. It is best served covered with garlic, onion and pickles (or something picante), and almost always washed down with a shot of vodka.

The dish is not recommended for those watching their waistlines. The calorie counter on My Fitness Pal says that one serving of pig fat amounts to 900 calories, just under half of the recommended daily intake for women and slightly less for men.

Any post-Soviet person will be able to recite at least three anecdotes about Ukrainians and their love for salo

The world’s biggest salo football measured 6m in diameter and weighed 400kg

Salo is a concentrated energy, a quintessence of national values

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North Korean diplomat stopped with nearly £1m in gold at Dhaka airport
2015-03-06 07:01:35 (2 minutes ago) 

Embassy official caught trying to smuggle gold into Bangladesh after flight from Singapore, customs officials say

Customs officers in Bangladesh caught a North Korean diplomat trying to smuggle an estimated $1.4m (£922,000) worth of gold into the country, a senior official has said.

The diplomat was released but Bangladesh is seeking to press charges. The gold weighed about 27kg in total.

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Roof collapse at industrial complex in Hyde Park blows out wall, brings down utility poles
2015-03-06 07:01:12 (3 minutes ago) 







 
The week in wildlife – in pictures
2015-03-06 07:00:47 (3 minutes ago) 

Ghostly white elephants, a venomous stargazer fish and migratory geese are among the pick of this week’s images from the natural world

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US teacher who screened sexually explicit horror film jailed
2015-03-06 07:00:47 (3 minutes ago) 

Substitute Spanish teacher Sheila Kearns, jailed for 90 days, claimed that she wasn’t aware of graphic content in The ABCs of Death, which includes ultraviolence, masturbation and drug use

A US substitute teacher who screened a sexually explicit horror film to teenage students has been jailed for 30 days.

Sheila Kearns, of Columbus, Ohio, showed The ABCs of Death to children as young as 14 in five Spanish classes, despite its graphic content. The horror film is a collection of 26 chapters from different directors (including Kill List’s Ben Wheatley) that show a series of gory deaths, from A for Apocalypse to Z for Zetsumetsu, the latter featuring Japanese Nazis, ultraviolence and a woman with a bayonet-enhanced phallus.

Related: The ABCs of Death – review

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Selma's historic bridge deserves a better name
2015-03-06 07:00:33 (3 minutes ago) 
There were three Selma to Montgomery marches in March 1965, and Rosa Parks had missed the first one. Parks, whose act of civil disobedience sparked the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955, moved to Detroit two years later for safety reasons. Death threats, in Alabama, were too much for her to endure.
 
Emma Watson's inspirational Facebook moment
2015-03-06 07:00:32 (3 minutes ago) 
 
The week in 34 photos
2015-03-06 07:00:32 (3 minutes ago) 
 
Iraqi and Iranian forces push on toward Tikrit
2015-03-06 07:00:27 (3 minutes ago) 
Regional official says 30,000-strong alliance hoping to wrest Saddam's hometown from ISIS should reach city limits in hours
 
F1's youngest ever lineup confident of success
2015-03-06 07:00:27 (3 minutes ago) 

Kimi Raikkonen is old enough to be Max Verstappen's father, and when the Formula One season gets underway at the Australian Grand Prix, the teen prodigy will be racing against the seen-it-all veteran.

At 17, Verstappen will become the youngest driver in F1 history.

He was only 3½ years old when Raikkonen made his F1 debut at the Australian GP in 2001. In that race, Raikkonen finished sixth — four places ahead of Verstappen's father, Jos Verstappen.

Raikkonen, who will be 36 in October, is fading away from the spotlight, but Verstappen's time in F1 is just beginning.

 
Roof collapse at industrial complex in Hyde Park blows out wall, brings down utility poles
2015-03-06 07:00:24 (4 minutes ago) 







 
Ukraine to top agenda at EU meeting
2015-03-06 07:00:11 (4 minutes ago) 
EU foreign ministers are due to meet in the Latvian capital Riga with the crisis in Ukraine expected to dominate the agenda.
 
Amazon opens shop on Alibaba's Tmall
2015-03-06 07:00:10 (4 minutes ago) 
Amazon, the US online retail giant, has opened another shop on rival Alibaba's Tmall marketplace in China.
 
Bank of Greece: Need Progress in Talks With Creditors
2015-03-06 07:00:02 (4 minutes ago) 
Bank of Greece governor: important for Monday talks with eurozone creditors to be successful
 
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
2015-03-06 06:50:09 (14 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 
Super Bowl Champions Back Gay Marriage At Court
2015-03-06 06:49:36 (14 minutes ago) 
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Warm weather, barren trails push start of Iditarod sled dog race farther north in Alaska
2015-03-06 06:48:32 (15 minutes ago) 
 
Iraqi and Iranian forces push on toward Tikrit
2015-03-06 06:45:48 (18 minutes ago) 
Regional official says 30,000-strong alliance hoping to wrest Saddam's hometown from ISIS should reach city limits in hours
 
Mother who tortured and killed eight-year-old daughter jailed for 13 years
2015-03-06 06:41:24 (23 minutes ago) 

Polly Chowdhury, 35, sentenced for manslaughter of her daughter Ayesha Ali alongside her ‘manipulative, wicked’ lover Kiki Muddar, who was jailed for 18 years

A mother who abused, tortured and killed her eight-year-old daughter while under the spell of her sadistic lover has been jailed for 13 years.

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Flurries possible through mid-morning north of I-20
2015-03-06 06:41:06 (23 minutes ago) 
 
French Alps shootings: motorcyclist found and ruled out of inquiry
2015-03-06 06:40:41 (23 minutes ago) 

Police traced biker last month and say he has no connection to 2012 killings of Briton Saad al-Hilli, his wife and mother-in-law

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French Alps shootings: motorcyclist found and ruled out of inquiry
2015-03-06 06:40:39 (23 minutes ago) 

Police traced biker last month and say he has no connection to 2012 killings of Briton Saad al-Hilli, his wife and mother-in-law

A motorcyclist who was sought by police investigating the murders of three members of a British family in the French Alps has been identified and ruled out of the inquiry, according to reports.

Police traced the biker last month, more than two years after the shooting of engineer Saad al-Hilli, his wife, Ikbal, and her mother, Suhaila al-Allaf, on a forest road in Chevaline in September 2012.

Related: Annecy shootings: second child found alive in car eight hours later

Related: French Alps shooting – interactive map

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Rauner budget cuts target older Illinois foster youth
2015-03-06 06:40:22 (24 minutes ago) 
The state became Annie Audenas' substitute parent in the mid-1990s after Illinois child welfare officials said they found evidence of neglect in her family and placed the infant in protective custody.






 
How inequality harms health -- and the economy
2015-03-06 06:40:17 (24 minutes ago) 
People with lower income suffer more health problems, which wind up limiting productivity and leading to lower growth overall
 
Vanessa Cox, 31; Brandeis athletics administrator had coached lacrosse at MIT, competed for Newton North
2015-03-06 06:40:15 (24 minutes ago) 
Vanessa Cox, 31, the department administrator for the Brandeis Department of Athletics and a lacrosse player who formerly competed for Newton North High School and the University of Vermont, was killed in a car crash in New Hampshire on Feb. 12.






 
In Turkey, criticizing the president can land you in jail
2015-03-06 06:40:09 (24 minutes ago) 
ISTANBUL (AP) -- There's no monarch in democratic Turkey - but you might not know it watching the news these days....
 
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
2015-03-06 06:30:08 (34 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
 
Watch Adam Sandler and Conan O’Brien Reminisce Over Chris Farley’s Phenomenal Appetite
2015-03-06 06:29:13 (35 minutes ago) 
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London's Jewish community celebrate Purim – in pictures
2015-03-06 06:28:56 (35 minutes ago) 

Getty photographer Dan Kitwood captures Orthodox Jewish families celebrating the festival of Purim in style in North London

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The Civil War continues to cast a long shadow in James M. McPherson's insightful 'The War That Forged a Nation'
2015-03-06 06:27:17 (37 minutes ago) 
In "The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters," our premier Civil War historian, in a dozen separate essays, reflects on his more than 50 years of thinking and writing about our great sectional struggle. And although he doesn't explicitly mention exceptionalism, he repeatedly reminds us how that conflict reveals the many ways in which our history is exceptional, for better and - perhaps in some ways - for worse as well.
 
Should teachers banter with their pupils?
2015-03-06 06:24:04 (40 minutes ago) 

Jokes have their place – but too many and you lose respect; too vicious and you abuse your power. One teacher got it very wrong

As a child, anyone throwing the “your mum” refrain as the ultimate diss did so knowing a fight would surely ensue. It was the verbal equivalent of walking up to someone and spitting in their face – an assault. A put-down utilised by the pathetically stupid, it’s universally accepted as beyond the pale even for the most heated of arguments. Quite how then 54-year-old teacher Michael Rankin thought it acceptable to frequently lob “I shagged your mum” jibes at his students, some of whom were as young as 12, is beyond me. Banter with your pupils is one thing; any abuse of your very real power is another.

The case does highlight questions around boundaries between teachers and their students. How do we navigate the tricky lines between being professionals acting in loco parentis and individuals with personality, desperate to engage nonplussed kids? When can playful banter veer into outright bullying (a domain Rankin had surely crashed into)?

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I was a teenage Poldark fan – bring on the moody new series
2015-03-06 06:21:19 (43 minutes ago) 

Romantic with a capital R, Poldark was essential viewing when I was a hormonal teenager. I can’t wait to see what the new adaptation brings

I was a bored 14-year-old, living in 1980s Edinburgh when I first discovered Poldark. My friend announced that Winston Graham’s Cornish novels must be read and I took her at her word. I was instantly hooked.

Captain Ross Poldark, freshly returned from the American wars of idependence with a devilish scar and some interesting new ideas about how class barriers should be broken down, was every romantic hero rolled into one. He drank and he brawled; he loved hard and lost harder; even when he got it wrong it didn’t matter because he had what every good hero (and heroine) needs: a code.

Related: Costume Drama Bingo: are you ready for Poldark and Banished?

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Vanessa Cox, 31; Brandeis athletics administrator had coached lacrosse at MIT, competed for Newton North
2015-03-06 06:21:08 (43 minutes ago) 
Vanessa Cox, 31, the department administrator for the Brandeis Department of Athletics and a lacrosse player who formerly competed for Newton North High School and the University of Vermont, was killed in a car crash in New Hampshire on Feb. 12.






 
Health costs of hormone disrupting chemicals over €150bn a year in Europe, says study
2015-03-06 06:20:37 (43 minutes ago) 

Lower IQ, adult obesity and 5% of autism cases are all linked to exposure to endocrine disruptors found in food containers, plastics, furniture, toys, carpeting and cosmetics, says new expert study

Europe is experiencing an explosion in health costs caused by endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that is comparable to the cost of lead and mercury poisoning, according to the most comprehensive study of the subject yet published.

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that interfere with the human hormone system, and can be found in food containers, plastics, furniture, toys, carpeting and cosmetics.

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Cricket World Cup 2015: 10 talking points from the third week
2015-03-06 06:20:35 (43 minutes ago) 
England unbalanced, South Africa’s latest announcement, Shaiman of UAE, Virat Kohli’s lack of class and Scotland miss their main chance

Given the overwhelming clamour for change, there is an almost crushing inevitability that England will troll the lot of us by naming the same team for the fifth match in a row when they take on Bangladesh in Adelaide on Monday. But say, for sake of argument, they did opt to tinker with things, should they call upon the services of Alex Hales? Gary Ballance looks the likeliest fall guy with scores of 10, 10, 10 and six after being dropped into the No3 position at the start of the World Cup – a slot he does not occupy for his county – having faced only 81 balls in the middle since the end of last summer. Hales, the man whose stock has risen during that time by not playing, has had little cricket to speak of himself in recent weeks after being thrashed around the whirlpool of top-three selection created by the primacy of Alastair Cook before Christmas. Hales is straining at the leash to get a game, understandably. But for all his charms (that hundred in the World Twenty20 should have given him an extended run in the 50-over side alone), would sticking him cold into a similarly alien position not simply be repeating both parts of the same mistake? Opener or not playing, thanks.

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Does this beach paradise hold the secret to long life?
2015-03-06 06:20:23 (44 minutes ago) 
 
Under Obama, 4 in 10 say race relations worsened
2015-03-06 06:20:22 (44 minutes ago) 
 
Cuba travel gets easier despite tourism ban
2015-03-06 06:20:14 (44 minutes ago) 
WASHINGTON — The path to Cuba is about to get a little easier, with fewer restrictions on the casual traveler, more ways to get there and more services to book a trip.
 
Police probe 'suicide pact' in Massachusetts, New Hampshire
2015-03-06 06:20:14 (44 minutes ago) 

WINTHROP, Mass. — Police are investigating what they're calling a "suicide pact" involving students at schools in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Authorities said Thursday that the alleged pact involved students in Winthrop, Tewksbury and Woburn in Massachusetts and in Manchester, New Hampshire. A female student at Winthrop High School was taken into police custody near the school Thursday afternoon.

 
Springfield man gets probation for faking pesticide reports
2015-03-06 06:20:14 (44 minutes ago) 

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A former pesticide inspector for the state whose job was funded by the federal government has been sentenced to two years of probation for faking more than a year's worth of inspections.

Paul Ricco, of Springfield, was hired by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources to conduct compliance reviews on whether pesticides were being properly used, stored, sold, labeled and disposed of by facilities that produced, sold or distributed them.

 
Roof collapse at industrial complex in Hyde Park blows out wall, brings down utility poles
2015-03-06 06:20:12 (44 minutes ago) 







 
Peshawar schools named after victims
2015-03-06 06:20:09 (44 minutes ago) 
Pakistani authorities rename 107 schools in honour of the victims of last year's massacre of children and teachers at a school in Peshawar.
 
Pair jailed for Ayesha Ali killing
2015-03-06 06:20:09 (44 minutes ago) 
Mother and her lover jailed for killing eight-year-old Ayesha Ali, found dead with more than 50 injuries
 
Vanessa Cox, 31; Brandeis athletics administrator had coached lacrosse at MIT, competed for Newton North
2015-03-06 06:10:05 (54 minutes ago) 
Vanessa Cox, 31, the department administrator for the Brandeis Department of Athletics and a lacrosse player who formerly competed for Newton North High School and the University of Vermont, was killed in a car crash in New Hampshire on Feb. 12.






 
Violin Memory's strings snap as losses DOUBLE from last quarter
2015-03-06 06:09:29 (54 minutes ago) 
 
Outrage and horror as Isis destroys ancient Assyrian site of Nimrud
2015-03-06 06:09:07 (55 minutes ago) 

Historians and officials say militants’ latest assault in Iraq is part of a systematic campaign to erase millennia of culture in region

Activists, officials and historians have condemned Islamic State (Isis) for the destruction of the ancient Assyrian archaeological site of Nimrud in Iraq, saying the group’s actions were part of a systematic campaign reminiscent of the Mongol invasion of Arabia that aims to erase millennia of culture and civilisation.

“They are not destroying our present life, or only taking the villages, churches, and homes, or erasing our future – they want to erase our culture, past and civilisation,” said Habib Afram, the president of the Syriac League of Lebanon.

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Took this picture on campus today and happened to catch someone mid-fall in the background
2015-03-06 06:07:48 (56 minutes ago) 
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Taiwan subway slasher sentenced to death for killing 4
2015-03-06 06:07:10 (57 minutes ago) 
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - A Taiwan court has sentenced a university student to death Friday for killing four passengers on a commuter train last year.
 
Thousands stranded on Ky. Interstates for nearly 24 hours
2015-03-06 06:07:09 (57 minutes ago) 
Thousands of stranded motorists endured agonizingly long waits Thursday lasting nearly 24 hours for some as a winter storm walloped Kentucky and frustrated travelers dealt with gas tanks and stomachs close to empty.
 
Taiwan subway slasher sentenced to death for killing 4
2015-03-06 06:07:07 (57 minutes ago) 
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - A Taiwan court has sentenced a university student to death Friday for killing four passengers on a commuter train last year.
 
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