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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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2014-09-18 19:41:51 (4 minutes ago) 
Investigators said on Thursday that there is no evidence of Governor Chris Christie’s advance knowledge of the George Washington Bridge traffic jam.






 
Potential ISIS Attack In Australia Prevented by Massive Raids
2014-09-18 19:41:51 (4 minutes ago) 
After Australia’s biggest counter-terrorism operation ever, U.S. officials are stepping up vigilance after new propaganda.






 
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2014-09-18 19:40:41 (5 minutes ago) 
Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff says the criminal charges against him are so vague.
 
Home Depot estimates data on 56 million cards stolen by cybercrimnals
2014-09-18 19:40:08 (6 minutes ago) 

The cybercriminals that compromised Home Depot's network and installed malware on the home-supply company's point-of-sale systems likely stole information on 56 million payment cards, the company stated on Thursday.

In the first details revealed in its investigation of the breach, the company said the malicious software that compromised those payment systems had been custom-built to avoid triggering security software. The breach included stores in the United States and Canada and appears to have compromised transactions that occurred between April and September 2014.

"To protect customer data until the malware was eliminated, any terminals identified with malware were taken of out service, and the company quickly put in place other security enhancements," Home Depot said in its statement. "The hacker's method of entry has been closed off, the malware has been eliminated from the company's systems, and the company has rolled out enhanced encryption of payment data to all U.S. stores."

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Cantwell offers bill to strip NFL's nonprofit status
2014-09-18 19:32:31 (14 minutes ago) 
WASHINGTON -- Making good on her threat Tuesday, Sen. Maria Cantwell has introduced a bill to deny tax-exempt status to sports leagues that allow its franchise teams to use the term "redskins."
 
Vote counting begins on Scotland independence
2014-09-18 19:32:24 (14 minutes ago) 
Vote counting has begun in an epic independence referendum that could break up the centuries-old United Kingdom and create Europe's newest state since the collapse of Yugoslavia
 
Jerry Brown signs massage regulation, Armenian genocide instruction bills
2014-09-18 19:32:19 (14 minutes ago) 
 
Things to know about Scotland's vote for independence
2014-09-18 19:30:13 (16 minutes ago) 
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2014-09-18 19:22:42 (23 minutes ago) 
 
Despite King fire, Tahoe air show will go on – with free admission
2014-09-18 19:22:33 (23 minutes ago) 
Lake in the Sky Air Show officials are offering free admission to attract people to Saturday’s 25th annual event as smoke from the King fire invades the Tahoe Basin.
 
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Two Simple Goals
2014-09-18 19:22:32 (23 minutes ago) 
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On Road to Scotland’s Referendum, Big Gambles and Fateful Steps
2014-09-18 19:21:57 (24 minutes ago) 
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Bloom in the Bering Sea
2014-09-18 19:21:48 (24 minutes ago) 


Changing conditions in the waters near Alaska promotes late summer phytoplankton growth.

 
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2014-09-18 19:21:33 (24 minutes ago) 
 
13 Principles Week of Action: The World Needs More Whistleblowers
2014-09-18 19:20:38 (25 minutes ago) 

This is a guest post from Sana Saleem, Advisory Board Member, Courage Foundation. If you have comments on this post, you can contact Sana on Twitter.

In the week leading up the first year aniversary of the 13 Necessary and Proportionate Principles, EFF and the coalition behind the 13 Principles will be conducting a Week of Action explaining some of the key guiding principles for surveillance law reform. Every day, we'll take on a different part of the principles, exploring what’s at stake and what we need to do to bring intelligence agencies and the police back under the rule of law. You can read the complete set of posts at: https://necessaryandproportionate.org/anniversary. Let's send a message to Member States at the United Nations and wherever else folks are tackling surveillance law reform: surveillance law can no longer ignore our human rights. Follow our discussion on twitter with the hashtag: #privacyisaright

The World Needs More Whistleblowers

During the Stockholm Internet Forum this year, a State Department representative was quick to flaunt reforms put in place by the US Government to ‘counter US mass surveillance programmes.’ However, he was unwilling to respond when faced with the simple question “If you are willing to reform laws and mend things, why not honor the man who triggered it, why not bring Edward Snowden home?”

Too often, whistleblowers aren’t valued for the reforms they instigate. Even as government worldwide are considering new ways to limit mass surveillance, there is scant discussion about the need to honor and protect whisteblowers.

The world needs more whistleblowers because those in positions of power are often expert as hiding corruption from the public. People with integrity and a desire for truth and justice within the political system are often our best hope for bringing light to this corruption.

But as much of the world’s press extensively reports on Wikileaks and the Snowden revelations, we must not dismiss the trepidation that comes with reporting the truth and exposing misuse of power. This trepidation will not dissipate unless there is a collective effort to protect and defend whistleblowers, and reform laws that allow for prosecuting them.

There’s also the pressing need to keep using the information provided by whistleblowers to push for necessary reforms and protections. Today is Day 4 of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) ‘Necessary and Proportionate’ week of action. The EFF is calling on governments to ensure surveillance law reform is guided by key principles. Today we focus on principle 4: the ‘Integrity of Communications and Systems, Safeguards Against Illegitimate Access, Protection on Whistleblowers, and Right to An Effective Remedy’.

What is meant by the ‘Integrity of Communications and Systems’ in practice? The NSA, or any other government for that matter, should not be able to compel service providers or hardware or software vendors to build surveillance or backdoors into their systems. These companies also should not collect or retain particular information purely for state surveillance purposes.

We now have confirmation that governments are going above and beyond compelling companies to build backdoors into their services. In an article posted on The Intercept this week journalist, documentary maker and Intercept co-founder Laura Poitras documents how the NSA is tapping into Germany’s largest telecommunications providers by accessing the passwords of the system administrators. This revelation was greeted with both shock and deep anger by the telco engineers. Governments need to go beyond merely not forcing companies to comply with backdoor requests, they must put an immediate stop to the accessing whole systems covertly. This point addresses the second element of principle 4, when state authorities illegitimately access personal data.

There is no possibility of protecting against this when it’s happening behind the backs of service providers and hardware and software vendors. This leaves the onus on governments, who, in democratic societies, are accountable to their citizens. The third part of this is an onus on government to protect their whistleblowers. The Obama administration, in what the Nieman Reports has labeled the “Big Chill”, is operating amid unprecedented secrecy—while attacking journalists trying to tell the public what they need to know

Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson:

“Several reporters who have covered national security in Washington for decades tell me that the environment has never been tougher or information harder to dislodge,"

Abramson said

"One Times reporter told me the environment in Washington has never been more hostile to reporting."

Protection of whistleblowers is critically important for the protection of a just society. But it’s not just whistleblowers under attack: it is also increasingly difficult to advocate for whistleblowers given the government and the media’s treatment of those who seek to protect whistleblowers.

The Courage Foundation was set up to provide legal and policy support for those who have made a decision to stand up to the abuse of power, risk their career and, in some cases, family life, so that our liberties are protected. It is for this reason that the need to provide stronger protections for whistleblowers, in such a difficult climate, is incredibly important.

Finally, what happens when the state conducts illegal and warrantless surveillance against its citizens? Snowden’s revelations have revealed state intrusion into the lives of hundreds of millions of Americans and citizens around the world, without proof for suspicion. Does the legal system allow us to challenge such surveillance in court? If it does, what would happen to the US government if they were found guilty of illegally surveilling you or me? The Necessary and Proportionate principles argue for civil and criminal penalties imposed on any party responsible for illegal electronic surveillance and those affected by surveillance must have access to legal mechanisms necessary for effective redress.

Tomorrow is Friday, day 5, in which the EFF and its supporters around the world will call on governments to improve safeguards for International Cooperation and Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights Law. The Courage Foundation stands beside the EFF’s campaign and calls on all rights groups and activists seeking to preserve an Internet free from surveillance to support this campaign.

It was little over a year ago when Edward Snowden performed an act of remarkable conscience. Snowden’s actions have empowered a generation of us to stand up to abuses and to do the right thing, even when it’s not convenient. With the increasing power and resources of state surveillance programs, the world is in dire need of more whistleblowers to continue this fight.

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While many jurisdictions have tried (and failed) to put legal barriers in place to prevent children from buying or playing violent video games, Calfornia's Marin County is taking a different tack, asking families to voluntarily trade in their violent video games for ice cream and raffle tickets.

The Marin Independent Journal has a report on the county's efforts for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which include weekly opportunities to trade in violent video games or toy guns. Participants will be provided with ice cream from the local Ben & Jerry's affiliate, according to the report, and parents of those participating will be entered in a raffle for further prizes.

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Abstract

Storm-Enhanced Density (SED) plumes are prominent ionospheric electron density increases at the dayside mid and high latitudes. The generation and decay mechanisms of the plumes are still not clear. We present observations of SED plumes during six storms between 2010 and 2013, and comprehensively analyze the associated ionospheric parameters within the plumes, including vertical ion flow, field-aligned ion flow and flux, plasma temperature and field-aligned currents, obtained from multiple instruments, including GPS total electron content (TEC), Poker Flat incoherent scatter radar (PFISR), Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) and Active Magnetosphere and Planetary Electrodynamics Response Experiment (AMPERE). The TEC increase within the SED plumes at the PFISR site can be 1.4-5.5 times their quiet time value. The plumes are usually associated with northwestward ExB flows ranging from a couple of hundred ms−1 to > 1 kms−1. Upward vertical flows due to the projection of these ExB drifts are mainly responsible for lifting the plasma in sunlit regions to higher altitude and thus leading to plume density enhancement. The upward vertical flows near the poleward part of the plumes are more persistent, while those near the equatorward part are more patchy. In addition, the plumes can be collocated with either upward or downward FACs but are usually observed equatorward of the peak of the Region-1 upward FAC, suggesting that the northwestward flows collocated with plumes can be either subauroral or auroral flows. Furthermore, during the decay phase of the plume, large downward ion flows, as large as ~200 ms−1, and downward fluxes, as large as 1014 m−2 s−1, are often observed within the plumes. In our study of 6 storms, enhanced ambipolar diffusion due to an elevated pressure gradient is able to explain two of the four large downward flow/flux cases, but this mechanism is not sufficient for the other two cases where the flows are of larger magnitude. For the latter two cases, enhanced poleward thermospheric wind is suggested to be another mechanism for pushing the plasma downward along the field line. These downward flows should be an important mechanism for the decay of the SED plumes.

 
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MLS commissioner pleased with league’s growth, success
2014-09-18 18:32:21 (1 hours ago) 
Don Garber, Major League Soccer’s commissioner, said that in 2002 if anyone had suggested the league would become a destination spot for top U.S. players, “people would have thought you were nuts.”
 
Opportunity Corridor project director says report critical of boulevard is 'misinformed'
2014-09-18 18:32:09 (1 hours ago) 
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Opportunity Corridor project director Marie Kittredge said a critique of the 3.2-mile boulevard that said it was among highway "boondoggles" nationwide is "misinformed" in its conclusions. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group said in a 55-page report...
 
Jay Z and Beyoncé collaborating on a new album?
2014-09-18 18:30:14 (1 hours ago) 
 
Interactive: Scotland’s Referendum on Independence
2014-09-18 18:30:12 (1 hours ago) 







 
2014 Ig Nobel Awards: Banana skins, nosebleed-curing pork, Jesus in toast inspire winners
2014-09-18 19:42:48 (3 minutes ago) 
 
Feedback: Ig Nobel prize for watching dogs urinate
2014-09-18 19:41:58 (4 minutes ago) 
The prizewinning science of banana-skin slips, seeing Jesus in toast and dogs aligning themselves with magnetic fields lines when relieving themselves






 
'Everything Down Here Is Burning,' Fire Triples In Size Overnight
2014-09-18 19:41:51 (4 minutes ago) 
A state of emergency in California as 3600 firefighters battle the 'King' fire outside Sacramento.






 
Scottish referendum: all over bar the smiling
2014-09-18 19:41:33 (4 minutes ago) 
 
Hollywood seeks probe of 'million-dollar mistake'
2014-09-18 19:40:14 (6 minutes ago) 
City manager stands up to critics, says 'I'm not leaving'

Commissioners were split on whether to fire the city manager, but unanimously agreed to ask the Broward inspector general to investigate City Hall's "million-dollar mistake."
 
Multiple Shooting Deaths Reported in North Fla.
2014-09-18 19:40:02 (6 minutes ago) 
Media outlets: Shooting in north Florida could involve multiple fatalities; details scarce
 
Senate approves Obama's plan to arm and train Syrian rebels
2014-09-18 19:32:29 (14 minutes ago) 
 
Key confronted by angry protests
2014-09-18 19:32:24 (14 minutes ago) 
An angry protest has cut short a Rotorua mall visit by National leader John Key.
 
City of Angels rushes to save dog hit in car chase
2014-09-18 19:31:39 (14 minutes ago) 
When a car fleeing police hit Gordo, a one-year-old poodle mix, it struck a nerve in a city that otherwise might have just changed the channel
 
Backup dancers sue Cher for alleged race discrimination, retaliation; singer denies wrongdoing
2014-09-18 19:22:42 (23 minutes ago) 
 
Mystery Signal Could Be Dark Matter Hint In ISS Detector
2014-09-18 19:22:38 (23 minutes ago) 
astroengine writes Analysis of 41 billion cosmic rays striking the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer particle detector aboard the International Space Station shows an unknown phenomena that is "consistent with a dark matter particle" known as a neutralino, researchers announced Thursday. Key to the hunt is the ratio of positrons to electrons and so far the evidence from AMS points in the direction of dark matter. The smoking gun scientists look for is a rise in the ratio of positrons to electrons, followed by a dramatic fall — the telltale sign of dark matter annihilating the Milky Way's halo, which lies beyond its central disk of stars and dust. However, "we have not found the definitive proof of dark matter," AMS lead researcher Samuel Ting, with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and CERN in Switzerland, wrote in an email to Discovery News. "Whereas all the AMS results point in the right direction, we still need to measure how quickly the positron fraction falls off at the highest energies in order to rule out astrophysical sources such as pulsars." But still, this new finding is a tantalizing step in the dark matter direction.

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End of era: Ellison steps asides as Oracle CEO
2014-09-18 19:22:33 (23 minutes ago) 
 
If Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Arnold ran for president, it would be Arnold/Schwarzenegger 2020. If they went by their first names, it would be Tom/Arnold 2020.
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Woman stabbed at S. Phila. temp agency
2014-09-18 19:21:52 (24 minutes ago) 
A 54-year-old woman was in critical condition after being stabbed Thursday morning by a man asking for work at a temp agency in South Philadelphia, police said.
 
Senate Approves ISIS Bill to Arm Syrian Rebels
2014-09-18 19:21:46 (24 minutes ago) 
The green light comes as lawmakers leave Washington for good until after the November midterm elections.
 
Senate gives final passage to Obama's plan for arming Syrian rebels
2014-09-18 19:21:43 (24 minutes ago) 
The Senate gave final approval Thursday to President Obama's plan to arm Syrian opposition groups in the fight against Islamic State militants, a vote that upended party allegiances and hardened opposition to the administration's strategy.
 
Rents rise to all-time average high of £761 a month in August
2014-09-18 19:21:31 (25 minutes ago) 
 
Watch Friday's show!
2014-09-18 19:20:29 (26 minutes ago) 
September 19, 2014
 
VIDEO: What you miss living in the wilderness
2014-09-18 19:20:10 (26 minutes ago) 
What you miss when living off the grid
 
Dead fish found in Forest Park waterway, origins unknown
2014-09-18 19:20:02 (26 minutes ago) 
Officials cleared about 50 from waterway.
 
Reports: Multiple shooting in Bell, Fla.
2014-09-18 19:14:09 (32 minutes ago) 

One news organization is reporting eight are dead, although details are fluctuating.

       
 
Seahawks injury report for Thursday: Marshawn Lynch and Kam Chancellor fully participate
2014-09-18 19:12:53 (33 minutes ago) 
Seattle's injury report for Thursday is out. And the good news is that running back Marshawn Lynch and safety Kam Chancellor are each listed as full participants after having sat out on Wednesday --- Lynch with a back injury and Chancellor an ankle.
 
Three takeaways from Thursday's statewide candidate forum in Columbus
2014-09-18 19:12:39 (33 minutes ago) 
The forum, staged by the Columbus chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, may mark one of the only times this campaign season when the candidates for attorney general, auditor and secretary of state will appear together in public.
 
Maya Angelou on Empathy
2014-09-18 19:10:11 (36 minutes ago) 

"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends." 

- Maya Angelou, from Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now (1993)

 



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Vote a big moment for golf - Davies
2014-09-18 19:10:11 (36 minutes ago) 
Dame Laura Davies says a historic vote on female membership could be the catalyst to inspire a new generation of golfers.
 
Vote counting begins on Scotland independence referendum
2014-09-18 19:02:53 (43 minutes ago) 
Vote counting has begun in an epic independence referendum that could break up the centuries-old United Kingdom and create Europe's newest state since the collapse of Yugoslavia
 
Man stabbed puppy after it killed pet rabbit
2014-09-18 19:02:53 (43 minutes ago) 
A man who stabbed a puppy to death after it killed his pet rabbit said he took ''a life for a life''.
 
Senate Approves ISIS Bill, Avoiding Bigger War Debate
2014-09-18 19:02:10 (44 minutes ago) 
After approving aid for Syrian rebels, senators left for the fall campaign, leaving a broader debate on the extent of American military action for another day.
 
Senate Approves ISIS Bill, Avoiding Bigger War Debate
2014-09-18 19:02:10 (44 minutes ago) 
After approving aid for Syrian rebels, senators left for the fall campaign, leaving a broader debate on the extent of American military action for another day.






 
Scottish referendum: poll suggests nation has voted against independence
2014-09-18 19:01:34 (44 minutes ago) 
 
Army paratrooper from Mass. killed in Afghanistan car bomb attack
2014-09-18 19:01:30 (45 minutes ago) 

BOSTON — An Army paratrooper who grew up in Massachusetts has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Pentagon said 41-year-old Maj. Michael Donahue and a U.S. civilian contractor died Tuesday in an enemy attack. Details of the attack weren't given. Officials have said a car bomb near an international military convoy ...

 
GOP pushes diverse candidates, but will it matter?
2014-09-18 19:00:07 (46 minutes ago) 
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The California Republican Party is promoting one of its most diverse, youthful sets of candidates in years for this November's election. The question heading into this weekend's state party convention is whether it will matter in an overwhelmingly Democratic state....
 
Judge signals museum is crucial for Detroit's viability
2014-09-18 18:53:05 (53 minutes ago) 

Trial on Detroit's proposed restructuring plan enters its 11th day.

       
 
Goodbye, cheddar bunnies? Backlash to Annie's buyout
2014-09-18 18:52:26 (54 minutes ago) 
Was it really that surprising that General Mills purchased organic-focused Annie's Homegrown, producers of bunny-shaped cheddar crackers and a preservative-free mac 'n cheese? After all, the giant corporation already owns major "natural" foods brands like Cascadian Farms and Muir Glen.
 
New solar, efficiency programs will curb millions of tons of emissions and save billions of dollars
2014-09-18 18:50:28 (56 minutes ago) 
Proposed efficiency rule on new commercial air-conditioning units will cut their energy usage in half. The Obama administration took several small steps in the right direction on energy policy Thursday when it announced the Department of Energy's proposed new standard for commercial air-conditioning units, the Department of Agriculture's plan to add 540 new renewable energy and efficiency projects in rural areas and a plan to train 50,000 solar installers. The DOE estimates that the air-conditioning rule alone would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60 million metric tons by 2030, and that the whole energy package could cut them by 300 million metric tons.

Plus save consumers $10 billion.

Here are some excerpts from the White House fact sheet on the proposed rule and projects:

To continue to build a skilled solar workforce, DOE’s Solar Instructor Training Network is launching a veterans’ job training pilot project at up to three military bases this fall. The pilot project will connect a talented Veteran population with DOE’s extensive network of more than 400 community college-based solar training institutions. The network will assist at least 50,000 highly-qualified new solar installers to enter the industry by 2020. [...]

If finalized as proposed, this [air conditioning] standard will save 11.7 quads of energy over the lifetime of units shipped over 30 years. That is equivalent to more than half of all the residential energy used in one year, making this potentially the largest energy savings estimated for any efficiency standard issued by DOE to date. [...] This year, DOE has issued seven final energy conservation standards, and when combined with the final rules already issued under this Administration, they will get us more than two-thirds of the way to achieving the President's goal of reducing carbon pollution by at least 3 billion metric tons cumulatively by 2030.

At the current rate of CO2 emissions, that 3 billion tons would amount to a 4 percent cut of the cumulative total over those 15 years.

The plans and proposals today are a far cry from what the administration would like to see in federal support for renewable energy infrastructure. If only Congress would cough-cough display some far-sightedness.

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Twitter Reacts to LeBron’s Replenished Hairline
2014-09-18 18:42:57 (1 hours ago) 
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Army paratrooper from Mass. killed in Afghanistan car bomb attack
2014-09-18 18:42:56 (1 hours ago) 

BOSTON — An Army paratrooper who grew up in Massachusetts has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Pentagon said 41-year-old Maj. Michael Donahue and a U.S. civilian contractor died Tuesday in an enemy attack. Details of the attack weren't given. Officials have said a car bomb near an international military convoy ...

 
Home Depot: 56 million bank cards pwned by malware in our tills
2014-09-18 18:42:55 (1 hours ago) 
That's about 50 per cent bigger than the Target tills mega-hack

Home Depot today admitted 56 million bank cards are at risk after they were used in malware-infected tills.…

 
Man flees attempted murder trial, on loose in Minneapolis
2014-09-18 18:42:48 (1 hours ago) 
Man escaped from Hennepin County District Courthouse during trial for violent armed robbery.
 
On Road to Scotland’s Referendum, Big Gambles and Fateful Steps
2014-09-18 18:42:05 (1 hours ago) 
In the mid-1990s one in four Scots voted for the nationalists, compared with more than 40 percent who supported Labour. Today the referendum on independence is too close to call.
 
Metropolitan police agrees payout over alleged race-discrimination case
2014-09-18 18:41:29 (1 hours ago) 
 
Obama signs order to fight superbugs
2014-09-18 18:40:28 (1 hours ago) 
The rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria could lead to a future full of untreatable infections, experts have warned us for years.
 
Report: Russian brewer to buy Pabst Brewing
2014-09-18 18:40:19 (1 hours ago) 
The Wall Street Journal is reporting: Russian brewer Oasis Beverages and TSG Consumer Partners LLC are linking up to buy Pabst Brewing Co., according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, which cites people familiar with the matter.
 
Android L will have device encryption on by default
2014-09-18 18:40:08 (1 hours ago) 
Google's cutesy video on law enforcement requests.

The Washington Post is reporting that Google will finally step up security efforts on Android and enable device encryption by default. The Post has quoted company spokeswoman Niki Christoff as saying “As part of our next Android release, encryption will be enabled by default out of the box, so you won't even have to think about turning it on.”

That "next Android release" should be Android L, which is currently out as a developer preview and is expected to be released before the end of the year.

The move should bring Android up to parity with iOS. Apple recently announced enhanced encryption for iOS 8, which Apple says makes it impossible for the company to decrypt a device, even for law enforcement. While Android's encryption was optional, it seems to work in a similar way, with Christoff saying "For over three years Android has offered encryption, and keys are not stored off of the device, so they cannot be shared with law enforcement."

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Vets Try to Save Leg of Dog Hit by Stolen Van
2014-09-18 18:40:02 (1 hours ago) 
Veterinarians try to save leg of dog struck by stolen van during wild chase in Los Angeles
 
Skateboarder Mitchie Brusco on his love for the sport
2014-09-18 18:32:21 (1 hours ago) 
Mitchie Brusco of Kirkland is one of several high-profile skaters who will be at EZRocks –Skate for the Cure kickoff event Friday (Sept. 19) from noon to 1 p.m. at Highland Community Park/Bellevue Skate Park, 14224 Bel-Red Road. Go here for more details.
 
Opinionator | The Stone: Why Take a Stance on God?
2014-09-18 18:31:36 (1 hours ago) 
Neither atheists nor believers know whether God exists, but there’s still a reason for them to defend their beliefs.
 
Day off for Rusney Castillo, slow progress for Brock Holt
2014-09-18 18:30:14 (1 hours ago) 
 
Racist flag unacceptable - Tottenham
2014-09-18 18:30:10 (1 hours ago) 
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino describes the anti-Semitic banner displayed by Partizan Belgrade fans as unacceptable.
 
This year's Ig Nobel winners: Pork as way to stop nosebleeds, banana peel slipperiness
2014-09-18 19:42:48 (3 minutes ago) 
 
Brandon Marshall Urges Caution on NFL Violence Cases
2014-09-18 19:41:51 (4 minutes ago) 
Brandon Marshall, who turned his own life around, said domestic violence is a broad societal problem for which the NFL isn't responsible.






 
Explosion Causes JetBlue Flight to Make Emergency Landing
2014-09-18 19:41:51 (4 minutes ago) 
Passengers take video and tweet after scary moments aboard flight to Texas.






 
Ig Nobels: British researchers take coveted science humour prize
2014-09-18 19:41:32 (4 minutes ago) 
 
Absurd and brilliant comics designed to be read right-side-up as well as upside-down
2014-09-18 19:40:10 (6 minutes ago) 

From 1903-1905, a Japanese-born, Dutch artist named Gustave Verbeek turned America’s Sunday funny papers on their collective head. That’s when Verbeek drew 65 episodes of “The Upside Downs of Little Lady Lovekins and Old Man Muffaroo” for the New York Herald, all of which are reproduced in their full size and original colors in The Upside-Down World of Gustave Verbeek.

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Seahawks perspective? CBS’s Jim Nantz brings plenty to Broncos showdown
2014-09-18 19:32:31 (14 minutes ago) 
Jim Nantz, CBS’s longtime announcer, has plenty of Seahawks and Seattle sports history, thanks to being Fred Couples’ former college roommate.
 
Disgraced jockey Walker gets seven-year ban
2014-09-18 19:32:24 (14 minutes ago) 
Central Districts jockey David Walker was on Friday disqualified for seven years for pulling up a mount and betting on a rival horse, by far the heaviest penalty handed down in recent New Zealand history.
 
Whangarei police force teen to cancel party
2014-09-18 19:32:24 (14 minutes ago) 
The fun police have thwarted a party with 500 planned attendees. 
 
Seriously? Republicans accuse Mark Begich of not really riding a snowmobile
2014-09-18 19:30:26 (16 minutes ago) 
Alaska's Senate race has produced a contender for stupidest political attack of the campaign cycle: Republicans are suggesting that Begich didn't really ride a snowmobile (or "snow machine," as Alaskans insist on calling them) in a campaign ad:
“I’m Cory Davis. As a four time X-Games medalist, I know something about snow machines,” Mr. Davis says in the ad. “That’s why I had a good laugh when I saw Mark Begich pretending to ride one.” [...]

It’s not the first time Republicans have launched accusations that Mr. Begich needed a stunt double for his TV ads. A super PAC backing Mr. Sullivan called Alaska’s Energy, America’s Values suggested it wasn’t Begich in the snowmobile ad in an April radio message. The super PAC’s ad said then that it was time to replace Mr. Begich, “or whoever plays him on TV.”

Begich's response is basically, "Ha ha ha, tell it to my ear":
In an interview, Begich described the lengths to which he went to shoot the spot.

“One guy for example, wore an AR-15 around his shoulders because the area we were going to is where polar bears are, and he wanted to make sure we weren’t going to be attacked,” Begich said. “To say that I wasn’t on that snow machine riding it? I rode it for a long time out there and in weather that was very cold that day to the point where I frostbit part of my ear.”

You don't have to be a hardened cynic to suspect that maybe Republicans are coming up with these "Begich didn't really ride that very common-in-Alaska vehicle" attacks because the majority of polls, including the most recent, show Begich leading Sullivan.
 
Forensic pathologist who did Michael Brown autopsy to review autopsy of NYC chokehold victim
2014-09-18 19:22:42 (23 minutes ago) 
 
Marcos Breton: How the River Cats gambled to become the Giants’ AAA team
2014-09-18 19:22:34 (23 minutes ago) 
 
Marcos Breton: How the River Cats gambled to become the Giants’ AAA team
2014-09-18 19:22:33 (23 minutes ago) 
 
This NFL player was cut from his NFL team, the Cincinnati Bengals, but the Bengals signed him to the practice squad so that he could have insurance to cover the costs of his daughter's fight with pediatric cancer
2014-09-18 19:22:32 (23 minutes ago) 
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Federal Judge Accused of Assaulting Wife Is Urged to Resign
2014-09-18 19:21:57 (24 minutes ago) 
Alabama’s two United States senators called on Judge Mark E. Fuller of Federal District Court to step down from the bench.
 
Video: Scotland to Secede from U.K.? Millions Show Up to Vote
2014-09-18 19:21:51 (24 minutes ago) 

The people of Scotland put everything else on hold on Thursday to decide their future. (Nightly News)


 
Watch Live: Obama Speaks From the White House
2014-09-18 19:21:46 (24 minutes ago) 
President Barack Obama is expected to make a statement about Congress approving a bill to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels.






 
The Three Most Important Factors to Maintaining Work Motivation
2014-09-18 19:21:42 (24 minutes ago) 

Work shouldn't always feel like a burden, but keeping your motivation can be a constant struggle. Here are three factors that can help you understand and upkeep your motivation.

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Senate approves Obama's plan to arm and train Syrian rebels
2014-09-18 19:21:31 (25 minutes ago) 
 
It's time to get your flu shot
2014-09-18 19:20:28 (26 minutes ago) 
Flu season is about to begin: Get your flu shot now.
 
Rodgers urges patience as Liverpool rebuild
2014-09-18 19:20:05 (26 minutes ago) 

Brendan Rodgers has urged patience as his new-look Liverpool side attempt to hit the heights of last season. The departure of Luis Suarez and prospect of a first Champions League campaign for five years heralded a raft of new arrivals at Anfield during the off-season. However, Liverpool have lost two of their opening four Premier League games before requiring a last-minute Steven Gerrard penalty to kick off their continental campaign with a 2-1 win over Ludogorets.

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White House rebuffs Ukraine appeal for weapons
2014-09-18 19:14:12 (32 minutes ago) 

"One cannot win a war with blankets," Ukrainian President Poroshenko told Congress.

        
 
Black Diamond man pleads not guilty to killing mother in 2010
2014-09-18 19:12:53 (33 minutes ago) 
A Black Diamond man accused of stabbing his elderly mother to death in August 2010 pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to first-degree premeditated murder.
 
Wish I Was Here review Zach Braffs annoying Manic Pixie Dream life
2014-09-18 19:12:50 (33 minutes ago) 
 
Largest U.S. police agency takes steps to police itself
2014-09-18 19:12:00 (34 minutes ago) 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announces new steps as it reveals its agents have been arrested nearly 2,500 times in less than a decade
 
Making New Friends at the Great Barrier Reef
2014-09-18 19:10:11 (36 minutes ago) 
The above photo, taken by Greg Varinot, is part of a larger album you can peruse here.  For all things ocean-related check out our collection of interviews with renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle. Below, Earle explains that environmental threats to the oceans have lasting consequences ...

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'Scotland writes history' - front pages
2014-09-18 19:10:11 (36 minutes ago) 
While papers went to press before the results of Scotland's independence referendum were declared, the story is nonetheless on front pages.
 
Scottish independence: Live coverage
2014-09-18 19:02:53 (43 minutes ago) 
People in Scotland have voted on whether to become an independent nation or to stay in the United Kingdom.
 
Vikings release WR Jerome Simpson
2014-09-18 19:02:53 (43 minutes ago) 
The Vikings announced they’ve released wide receiver Jerome Simpson after the organization became aware of a July 7 citation on Thursday. Simpson missed the first two games of the season, serving a three-game NFL suspension for a DUI arrest last year.  He was expected to return to the team on Monday after the Vikings face the Saints on Sunday. The Vikings receiver is scheduled to appear in Hennepin County Court on Nov. 3 after being cited just after midnight July 7 by Bloomington Police on charges of marijuana possession, open bottle and violating the conditions of his limited drivers license, according to court records filed Sept. 2. The team has not issued a comment. Simpson’s attorney, David Valentini, has not returned messages for comment. The Vikings lead the NFL in the number of player arrests – 44 since 2000. Simpson, though, was not arrested in this latest incident, but instead cited at the scene, on Bush Lake Road near Hwy. 494. The three charges are misdemeanor offenses; if he had a felony amount of marijuana in his vehicle, he could have been arrested at the scene. Simpson is serving a three-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, stemming from a drunken-driving arrest last season. It will now be up to Hennepin County Court to decide if Simpson violated probation in that case. Simpson was arrested Nov. 9 but avoided jail time in January after pleading guilty to careless driving and third-degree drunken driving. Simpson was placed on a one-year probation and ordered to perform 120 hours of community service. This is Simpson’s second suspension from the NFL. He previously was suspended for three games when he first signed with the Vikings in 2012 related to a drug arrest in September 2011 while he was a member of the Cincinnati Bengals. According to records, the 28-year-old was also cited for driving with a revoked license on Feb. 13. Then on May 28, an officer pulled Simpson over for speeding and cited him for driving with a revoked license; he has a court appearance on that case Monday. Simpson was issued a limited drivers license, which a driver can apply for after a revoked license to get to a job, go to chemical dependency treatment or other conditions. While he had the drivers license with him July 7, he violated the conditions of that limited drivers license, Bloomington Deputy Police Chief Rick Hart said. The Vikings re-signed Simpson to a one-year deal this past offseason, knowing he faced an NFL suspension in his second legal case. His suspension was set to end following Sunday’s game at New Orleans. Staff writer Kelly Smith contributed to this report
 
Iraq’s Fight Against ISIS May Fall to Provinces
2014-09-18 19:02:10 (44 minutes ago) 
Separate plans promoted by the Iraqi government and a provincial leader stem from the same conviction: that insurgents are best fought with homegrown troops.
 
Home Depot data breach bigger than Target’s
2014-09-18 19:01:45 (44 minutes ago) 
The nation’s biggest do-it-yourself retailer says up to 56 million cards may have been hacked.
 
Scottish independence referendum: voting day as seen by our readers
2014-09-18 19:01:33 (44 minutes ago) 
 
Man jailed, accused of kitchen renovation fraud
2014-09-18 19:00:15 (46 minutes ago) 
Daniel Kovatch 45, took $11,000 from woman, tore apart her kitchen, then vanished, cops say

Daniel Kovatch was supposed to renovate an 89-year-old woman's kitchen.






 
UN Fears Food Shortages for Syrians
2014-09-18 19:00:02 (46 minutes ago) 
UN World Food Program fears food shortages for Syrians due to funding shortfall
 
White House has plan to fight resistance to antibiotics
2014-09-18 18:53:05 (53 minutes ago) 

Growing resistance to antibiotics could "set medicine back decades."

       
 
Desperate tourists airlifted out of Los Cabos, including on Alaska planes
2014-09-18 18:52:26 (54 minutes ago) 
Tourists are being evacuated from the  hurricane-devastated Mexican resort of  Los Cabos on military and commercial planes, including some Alaska Airlines planes. It's estimated 8,000 people will be airlifted out Thursday from the airport which is open only for emergency flights.
 
Celtics to be well-represented at Shooting Touch Gala
2014-09-18 18:50:14 (56 minutes ago) 

A handful of members of the Celtics' organization, and plenty of those from the basketball world, will be convening in the area this weekend for a good cause.

Shooting Touch, a local nonprofit organization that uses basketball as a platform for health education and social development for youth in under resourced areas of the world, will hold its fifth annual Shooting Touch Gala on Saturday night (6 p.m.) at the Reebok headquarters in Canton, and the Celtics will be well-represented.

 
Gun Fatality Rates Vary Wildly By State, Study Finds
2014-09-18 18:42:57 (1 hours ago) 
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First day of Hurd'n'Catz at Oracle: It's dis-fur-pointing for Wall St
2014-09-18 18:42:55 (1 hours ago) 
 
Thieves target elderly women
2014-09-18 18:42:49 (1 hours ago) 
Thieves have stolen thousands of dollars from elderly women in a series of crimes on Auckland's North Shore. 
 
How to Fix America’s Recidivism Crisis
2014-09-18 18:42:45 (1 hours ago) 

IOWA CITY, Iowa—This year more than 650,000 inmates will be released from American prisons, a figure that breaks down to about 75 newly minted ex-cons every hour of every day. Within three years, the federal government estimates, roughly four in 10 of those former prisoners will be back behind bars, either because they committed a new crime or violated the conditions of their release.

 
DNA tests from 1991 rape-murder point to a new suspect
2014-09-18 18:42:01 (1 hours ago) 
For more than two decades, Anthony Wright has insisted that he did not rape and kill 77-year-old Louise Talley in Nicetown.
 
Man in Standoff With Texas Police Is Sending Live Updates From Whisper
2014-09-18 18:41:26 (1 hours ago) 

Police in Grand Prairie, Texas are currently in a standoff with an allegedly armed man who is sending live updates to Whisper, the anonymous secret sharing app. In one message, the user claims, "I am going to die today."

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Report: Russian brewer to buy Pabst Brewing
2014-09-18 18:40:20 (1 hours ago) 
The Wall Street Journal is reporting: Russian brewer Oasis Beverages and TSG Consumer Partners LLC are linking up to buy Pabst Brewing Co., according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, which cites people familiar with the matter.
 
Shaq -- or 'shaqasso' -- presents art exhibit at Expo Chicago
2014-09-18 18:40:19 (1 hours ago) 
You can call this version of Shaquille O’Neal “Shaqasso.”
 
Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards
2014-09-18 18:40:08 (1 hours ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) - Home Depot said that 56 million debit and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the second-largest breach for a retailer on record. The nation's largest home improvement retailer, based in Atlanta, also confirmed Thursday that the malware used in the data breach has been eliminated. The retailer said there was no evidence that debit PIN numbers were compromised or that ...
 
St. Peters pays $20,000 to settle caucus arrest suit by Ron Paul supporter
2014-09-18 18:40:01 (1 hours ago) 
Brent Stafford had alleged he was falsely arrested for trespassing after the chaotic St. Charles County GOP presidential selection caucus in 2012.
 
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga review Gaga is a wonder
2014-09-18 18:32:19 (1 hours ago) 
 
Record number of sockeye salmon survive spawning odyssey
2014-09-18 18:31:31 (1 hours ago) 
More endangered sockeye salmon have made the 900-mile journey from the Pacific Ocean to central Idaho's high-elevation Redfish Lake this fall than in any previous year going back nearly six decades
 
Tom Brady’s resume dusted off
2014-09-18 18:30:14 (1 hours ago) 
 
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