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2015-07-15
Multiple Discoveries from NASA's New Horizons Pluto Mission

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

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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

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2012-11-07
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2012-11-06
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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





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Young people, please: Go to the doctor before your body falls apart
2016-02-07 07:32:12 (8 minutes ago) 

Think of your body like a car that requires routine check ups, maintenance and care.

       
 
The Hunt for the Algorithms That Drive Life on Earth
2016-02-07 07:22:30 (18 minutes ago) 

The biological world is computational at its core, argues computer scientist Leslie Valiant. His “ecorithm” approach uses computational concepts to explore fundamental mysteries of evolution and the mind.

The post The Hunt for the Algorithms That Drive Life on Earth appeared first on WIRED.











 
The weekend in pictures
2016-02-07 07:22:02 (18 minutes ago) 

A selection of some of the best images from around the world this weekend including Chinese new year and international carnivals and parades

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Robots battle in student competition (photos)
2016-02-07 07:21:36 (19 minutes ago) 
VEX Robotics competition in Sheffield a stepping stone for the techies of tomorrow.
 
Twins Dead, 6 Hurt in Sledding Accident at Olympic Park
2016-02-07 07:21:22 (19 minutes ago) 
Police said the teens were on a "personal sled" when they hit a gate separating the bobsled and luge tracks at the park.









 
South Korea, U.S. to discuss missile defense plan
2016-02-07 07:20:38 (20 minutes ago) 
South Korea and the U.S. are to formally discuss deploying the THAAD missile defense system, after North Korea claimed to have successfully launched a satellite into space.









 
Survivor from 1999 quake trapped by Taiwan quake
2016-02-07 07:20:38 (20 minutes ago) 
Rescuers scrambled to find survivors Sunday night after an earthquake toppled buildings in Taiwan, killing at least 26 people, authorities said.









 
Mass. millennials make more than young workers in other states, but that still isn’t great
2016-02-07 07:20:30 (20 minutes ago) 









 
AFL delays Watson Brownlow call
2016-02-07 07:11:26 (29 minutes ago) 
AFL to hold off ruling on Jobe Watson’s Brownlow Medal if he joins appeal mounted by teammates over drug bans.
 
Mass. millennials make more than young workers in other states, but that still isn’t great
2016-02-07 07:10:20 (30 minutes ago) 









 
Sri Lanka’s Tamil leaders call for UN help on 4,000 missing
2016-02-07 07:02:34 (38 minutes ago) 

JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s ethnic Tamil leaders have asked the top U.N. human rights official to help determine the fate of more than 4,000 civilians reported missing in the country’s long civil war amid the new government’s assertion that most of them are probably dead. The U.N. official, Zeid Raad al-Hussein, met […]
 
Afghan official: Meeting with Taliban could be this month
2016-02-07 07:02:31 (38 minutes ago) 

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the government expects to hold direct talks with representatives of the Taliban by the end of this month. Ahmad Shakib Mostaghani, the Foreign Ministry spokesman, said on Sunday officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States had laid out a roadmap toward peace talks at their […]
 
Man fatally shot by police on Hilltop
2016-02-07 07:02:16 (38 minutes ago) 
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};A person was fatally shot by a Columbus police officer early Sunday on the Hilltop. The shooting occurred around 12:30 a.m. on Whitethorne Avenue near Sullivant Avenue, WBNS-TV reported.
 
Man, 76, killed in Bronx fire
2016-02-07 07:01:42 (39 minutes ago) 
An elderly Bronx man was killed Saturday after a fire tore through his three-story home, officials said.








 
Rescuers in Taiwan pull out survivors from quake rubble
2016-02-07 07:00:35 (40 minutes ago) 
 
Mass. millennials make more than young workers in other states, but that still isn’t great
2016-02-07 07:00:35 (40 minutes ago) 









 
Afghan official: Meeting with Taliban could be this month
2016-02-07 07:00:22 (40 minutes ago) 
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says the government expects to hold direct talks with representatives of the Taliban by the end of this month....
 
Hut Fire Kills All 10 Family Member on Pakistani Island
2016-02-07 06:50:02 (50 minutes ago) 
A Pakistani police official says fire has killed all 10 members of a fisherman's family on an island in southern Pakistan
 
Light Quake Shakes Buildings in Tokyo; No Injuries or Damage
2016-02-07 06:50:02 (50 minutes ago) 
A light earthquake has struck north of Tokyo, shaking buildings in the Japanese capital
 
Islamic authority rejects new Jerusalem Jewish prayer area
2016-02-07 06:42:28 (58 minutes ago) 

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Islamic authority that oversees a sensitive Jerusalem holy site says it opposes a new prayer area for non-Orthodox Jews at the adjacent Western Wall. The Waqf’s rejection may present an obstacle for Israel which has tried to defuse tensions with more liberal streams of Judaism who have demanded the right to […]
 
Football Federation Australia threatens Western Sydney Wanderers fans over flares
2016-02-07 06:42:07 (58 minutes ago) 
Western Sydney still lead the A-League but their troublesome fans face heavy sanctions from Football Federation Australia (FFA) for lighting flares during Saturday night's match with Melbourne Victory, while the Wanderers say those responsible "have no place in our club".
 
Man sought in connection to needle attack no longer suspect
2016-02-07 06:41:42 (59 minutes ago) 
A man who was caught on video in connection to stabbing a woman earlier this week is no longer a suspect, cops said.








 
Debate Takeaways: Rubio shaken, Trump not stirred
2016-02-07 06:40:47 (1 hours ago) 
 
Revenant director wins top award
2016-02-07 06:40:35 (1 hours ago) 
Alejandro Inarritu wins the top prize at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) awards for his film The Revenant, boosting his hopes for the Oscars.
 
Mass. millennials make more than young workers in other states, but that still isn’t great
2016-02-07 06:30:15 (1 hours ago) 









 
Backstage with Flea on Super Bowl, Bernie Sanders
2016-02-07 06:22:07 (1 hours ago) 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It’s been a busy weekend mixed with football and politics for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and bassist Flea wouldn’t have it any other way. “I’m always ready to play my heart out,” Flea told The Associated Press backstage on Saturday night before the band took the stage at a San […]
 
Kody Nielson taken off Laneway Festival line-up for kissing police officer's gun
2016-02-07 06:21:44 (1 hours ago) 
A New Zealand musician has been kicked off a popular festival's line-up, after kissing a policeman's gun during his set. 
 
Football and its unavoidable violence is becoming a moral dilemma: Phillip Morris
2016-02-07 06:21:35 (1 hours ago) 
It's becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the obvious: football with its repetitive blows to the head is risky business. The more science examines the game, the more we learn about the heavy toll it levies on the brains of American boys and men.
 
You can still be a feminist and vote against Hillary Clinton
2016-02-07 06:21:11 (1 hours ago) 

Sen. Bernie Sanders likes to say Hillary Clinton represents the establishment — a criticism we have heard in debates and on the campaign trail.

“Honestly, Senator Sanders is the only person who I think would characterize me, a woman running to be the first woman president, as exemplifying the establishment,”...

 
Been anywhere nice this year? Brain surgery where patients are kept chatting
2016-02-07 06:21:00 (1 hours ago) 

Astonishing operation to remove tumour requires subject to be conscious and talking to steer surgeon away from parts of the ‘eloquent brain’

Even given his years of experience, consultant neurosurgeon Tim Jones still cannot shake the difficult thought of what might be lost whenever he cuts through someone’s brain. “The memory of their first girlfriend, perhaps. Or of holidays when they were children. Their dreams or aspirations.”

So, the fact that on the operating table in front of him, Andrew Lydiard, 58, is chatting about a family safari in Tanzania is extremely reassuring.

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CNN to hold Democratic presidential debate in Flint, Michigan
2016-02-07 06:20:37 (1 hours ago) 
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will debate next month in Flint, Michigan, a city thrust into the national spotlight after it was discovered residents were drinking toxic tap water. The debate will air on CNN, the Democratic National Committee announced on Sunday.









 
Mass. millennials make more than young workers in other states, but that still isn’t great
2016-02-07 06:20:32 (1 hours ago) 









 
The GOP debate opened in the most awkward way possible
2016-02-07 06:11:28 (1 hours ago) 
This season’s flurry of Republican debates have been endlessly entertaining, but Saturday night’s contest in New Hampshire was hilarious even before it began.
 
Rate of stillbirths in UK higher than Poland, Croatia and Estonia
2016-02-07 06:02:14 (2 hours ago) 

Research by Sands shows average number of stillbirths has fallen just 1.8% since 2000 compared with 3.5% in Poland

British women are more likely give birth to a dead baby than women in Poland, Croatia or Estonia, newly released figures show.

There were 3,654 stillbirths – a rate of 4.6 per 1,000 births in 2014, the latest year for which figures are available, according to a stillbirth and neonatal death charity.

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Mass. millennials make more than young workers in other states, but that still isn’t great
2016-02-07 06:00:42 (2 hours ago) 









 
Froome overhauls Kennaugh to win tour
2016-02-07 06:00:37 (2 hours ago) 
Chris Froome wins the Herald Sun Tour in Australia after overhauling fellow Briton Peter Kennaugh on the final stage.
 
Mass. millennials make more than young workers in other states, but that still isn’t great
2016-02-07 05:50:17 (2 hours ago) 









 
Chechnya's Strongman Eyes Bigger Role in Region: Analysts
2016-02-07 05:41:40 (2 hours ago) 
He's an anti-extremist warrior, a supporter of Russia's Vladimir Putin and a fan of racing, wrestling and partying with Hollywood celebrities.









 
Labour minister urges Jeremy Corbyn to anticipate snap general election
2016-02-07 05:41:14 (2 hours ago) 

Writing for LabourList, Toby Perkins says party should be ready for David Cameron to quit in aftermath of EU vote

Jeremy Corbyn has been told to put Labour on an election footing due to concerns a snap general election could be called later this year.

Shadow defence minister Toby Perkins said Labour had to be prepared for David Cameron to quit after the European Union referendum, even if he is on the winning side. Writing on the LabourList website, Perkins warned: “If Labour is confronted with a general election whilse intellectually and organisationally underprepared, divided and underresourced, we would be hurtling towards catastrophe.”

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Mass. millennials make more than young workers in other states, but that still isn’t great
2016-02-07 05:30:27 (2 hours ago) 









 
Tottenham ease past Watford as Kieran Trippier gets off the mark
2016-02-07 05:22:18 (2 hours ago) 

If Leicester City are the sensation of the season so far, Tottenham are emerging as surprise No2. Their sixth win in succession was far more emphatic than the scoreline suggests and added to the quietly spoken suspicion that the team who now stand second in the table could yet finish on top. Kieran Trippier’s goal may have been the only difference between the teams on the scoresheet here but the Watford manager, Quique Sánchez Flores, admitted his side had been utterly overwhelmed. He, for one, has no doubt that Spurs can be champions.

“They deserve to fight for the league,” said Flores. “They play very well. They have a very clear plan. They have good technical and individual players. They defend well. They have everything needed to try to win the championship. The problem with playing against Tottenham is they have a lot variation. It’s very difficult to stop them. They have high quality, high velocity, very technical level and high power. They create space in an amazing way and it was very difficult for us to solve every problem in defence.”

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Riyad Mahrez the maestro in Leicester’s win over Manchester City | Barney Ronay
2016-02-07 05:22:18 (2 hours ago) 

Midfielder scores a brilliant goal at the Etihad, which proves the decisive strike as Leicester extend their lead at the top of the Premier League

Do not adjust your television set. This is really happening. As Leicester City continue to thrum along in low gear at the top of the Premier League table, it will some time very soon become necessary to twiddle the knobs, clear the snow from the screen and take a long, clear look at what is no longer an improbable run of form but an entirely genuine, brilliantly executed push for the league title.

Leicester didn’t beat Manchester City against the head at the Etihad Stadium. This wasn’t a heist or a mugging. They played here as they always do, defending deep with heart and craft – with Robert Huth a giant at both ends – and surging forward like a pack of black-shirted ferrets.

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10 film plot holes that need some explaining...
2016-02-07 05:22:18 (2 hours ago) 
It turns out Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jack Dawson didn’t have to die in the Atlantic after all. We list some other films that take suspension of disbelief a plot point too far

Jack! Come back! Rose can just budge over a bit! Yes, the third highest-grossing film of all time – the watery 1997 romance Titanic – was built on a big weepie lie. Kate Winslet admitted this week that in the climactic scene, her co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio, could have fitted on that raft after all, meaning his character Jack Dawson shivered to death in the Atlantic unnecessarily. Swizz. So in a spirit of cinematic truth-telling, here are 10 more movie plot holes we’d like closure on please…

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On my radar: Hollie McNish’s cultural highlights
2016-02-07 05:21:13 (2 hours ago) 
The poet on the Shambala festival, the magic of Withered Hand, Laura Dudsworth’s Bare Reality and an inspiring visit to a Roman fort

Hollie McNish was born in Reading in 1983 to Scottish parents. Obsessed with writing her diaries in poetry since the age of seven, she finally stammered her first reading to others at the age of 25. She has since become a full-time poet, released two collections, Papers and Cherry Pie, and performed last year alongside the likes of Young Fathers, Kate Tempest and Simon Armitage. She is currently touring the UK with her latest collection of poetry and memoirs on parenthood, Nobody Told Me, out now (Blackfriars Books). Her grandmother read the first page and said “I can’t read any more”. First review done.

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The great windfall of China: a football revolution that may lead to World Cup | Owen Gibson
2016-02-07 05:21:13 (2 hours ago) 
Although buoyed by their mega TV deal, Premier League clubs and even the big two in Spain may soon struggle to compete financially with the riches on offer in the new eastern powerhouse despite the market turmoil

A mildly bemused Jackson Martínez being paraded before the cameras at Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao following his £31m move from Atlético Madrid, part-owned by the Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin. A gurning Sergio Agüero squeezing between David Cameron and the Chinese president, Xi Jingping, for a selfie on a tour of Manchester City’s training ground that presaged a £265m investment in the club.

The graph that shows the £38.4m spent by Jiangsu Suning on the Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira, breaking the transfer record for the third time in 10 days and sending total investment by the Chinese Super League soaring past that of the Premier League, in a transfer window that does not close until the end of the month.

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England’s attack in need of polish after struggles of Ford and Farrell pairing | Dean Ryan
2016-02-07 05:21:13 (2 hours ago) 
Eddie Jones will have been reminded how hard it is to add attacking quality to a defensively solid side and the confusion between his No10 and No12, and sub-par performances from Danny Care and Mike Brown, will give him food for thought

England produced the necessary win at Murrayfield, but it was not one that told us an awful lot. We all knew the challenge for Eddie Jones would be balancing the need to develop the side with the need to get the win. That was the consideration behind his selection for this match and for the emphasis on a powerful, experienced forward pack.

The forward platform that went missing at the World Cup is back and Dylan Hartley’s return was key to this, but now the challenge is to maintain that while adding attacking quality. Jones will have been reminded, because he will have been well aware already, of just how tough it is to bolt an attractive attacking game on to an effective Six Nations defensive side.

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Mass. millennials make more than young workers in other states, but that still isn’t great
2016-02-07 05:20:45 (2 hours ago) 









 
Mass. millennials make more than young workers in other states, but that still isn’t great
2016-02-07 05:10:21 (3 hours ago) 









 
Two people arrested in connection with scam targeting the elderly in Christchurch
2016-02-07 05:02:08 (3 hours ago) 
A tip-off from a member of the public has led police to two people allegedly involved in an elaborate scam targeting the elderly.
 
No. 15 Baylor falls to No. 14 West Virginia 80-69
2016-02-07 05:00:48 (3 hours ago) 
 
Here's how millennials could change health care
2016-02-07 07:32:12 (8 minutes ago) 

Millennials may give the healthcare industry more impetus to improve customer service

       
 
The Feds Have to Act to Get America Faster Wi-Fi
2016-02-07 07:22:30 (18 minutes ago) 

Opening up more unlicensed wireless spectrum could turn Wi-Fi from a service road into a speedway.

The post The Feds Have to Act to Get America Faster Wi-Fi appeared first on WIRED.











 
Nationwide Children’s doctors face 100-mile non-compete ban
2016-02-07 07:21:50 (19 minutes ago) 
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};During the past decade, doctors in Ohio and across the country have left independent practice in droves in favor of the dependability of employment, often with hospitals.
 
Faith in Agency Clouded Bernie Sanders’s V.A. Response
2016-02-07 07:21:33 (19 minutes ago) 
Senator Bernie Sanders initially regarded complaints of trouble at the Department of Veterans Affairs as a play by conservatives to weaken one of the country’s largest social welfare institutions.
 
The weekend in pictures
2016-02-07 07:20:57 (19 minutes ago) 

A selection of some of the best images from around the world this weekend including Chinese new year and international carnivals and parades

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Swaziland sends elephants to U.S.
2016-02-07 07:20:38 (20 minutes ago) 
Swaziland plans to relocate 18 elephants to three American zoos -- a transfer that has sparked condemnation from some conservationists worldwide.









 
Video shows airport workers with laptop used in jet blast
2016-02-07 07:20:38 (20 minutes ago) 
Somali intelligence officials released a video showing two airport workers handling a laptop believed to have contained a bomb that later exploded in a passenger plane.









 
VIDEO: MOTD2 Extra
2016-02-07 07:20:25 (20 minutes ago) 
Will Perry and guests examine Saturday's Premier League games and look forward to Bournemouth v Arsenal and Man Utd v Chelsea.
 
N. Korea praises rocket; others view as covert missile test
2016-02-07 07:11:09 (29 minutes ago) 
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - For North Korea's propaganda machine, the long-range rocket launch Sunday carved a glorious trail of "fascinating vapor" through the clear blue sky. For South Korea's president, and other world leaders, it was a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and yet another "intolerable provocation."
 
Sri Lanka's Tamil Leaders Call for UN Help on 4,000 Missing
2016-02-07 07:10:03 (30 minutes ago) 
Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamil leaders have asked the top U.N. human rights official to help determine the fate of more than 4,000 civilians reported missing in the country's long civil war amid the new government's assertion that most of them are probably dead
 
Afghan official: Meeting with Taliban could be this month
2016-02-07 07:02:34 (38 minutes ago) 

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says the government expects to hold direct talks with representatives of the Taliban by the end of this month. Ahmad Shakib Mostaghani, the Foreign Ministry spokesman, said on Sunday officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States had laid out a roadmap toward peace talks at their […]
 
Open for business: the railway arches serving customers as well as trains
2016-02-07 07:02:27 (38 minutes ago) 

Attracted by the low rent and industrial aesthetics, entrepreneurs are flocking to disused railway arches to start their own ventures

For Peter Jackson, setting up a microbrewery in a railway arch a short walk from Tower Bridge was a move back to the future. The manager of Southwark Brewery Company explained that the borough was once home to two of London’s biggest breweries, Barclay Perkins and Horseley Down. Both closed in the 1980s.

“I wanted to follow the history of brewery in London as SE1 was once the brewing capital of London. Having decided on SE1, there weren’t many commercial premises. A railway arch made perfect sense and it’s a popular venue for tourists,” he said while lining up large bottles of dark beer in readiness for the Saturday lunch crowd.

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Ashton Kutcher and 'Daredevil's' Deborah Ann Woll tops list of celebrity birthdays for February 7, 2016 (gallery)
2016-02-07 07:01:54 (38 minutes ago) 
'Daredevil' and 'True Blood' alum Deborah Ann Woll celebrates her 31st birthday today.
 
Open for business: the railway arches serving customers as well as trains
2016-02-07 07:01:07 (39 minutes ago) 

Attracted by the low rent and industrial aesthetics, entrepreneurs are flocking to disused railway arches to start their own ventures

For Peter Jackson, setting up a microbrewery in a railway arch a short walk from Tower Bridge was a move back to the future. The manager of Southwark Brewery Company explained that the borough was once home to two of London’s biggest breweries, Barclay Perkins and Horseley Down. Both closed in the 1980s.

“I wanted to follow the history of brewery in London as SE1 was once the brewing capital of London. Having decided on SE1, there weren’t many commercial premises. A railway arch made perfect sense and it’s a popular venue for tourists,” he said while lining up large bottles of dark beer in readiness for the Saturday lunch crowd.

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Danny Lee takes Phoenix Open lead in front of record crowd
2016-02-07 07:00:35 (40 minutes ago) 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Danny Lee knew there was a huge crowd Saturday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He still was amazed when told just how many people packed TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course.

"Two-hundred thousand?" Lee asked, making sure he heard right.

Actually, an estimated 201,003 — the largest crowd in golf history.

"Wow! This is crazy," Lee said.

 
UAE says it's prepared to send ground forces to Syria
2016-02-07 07:00:22 (40 minutes ago) 
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A top official in the United Arab Emirates says his country is prepared to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State militants....
 
UAE says it's prepared to send ground forces to Syria
2016-02-07 07:00:21 (40 minutes ago) 
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A top official in the United Arab Emirates says his country is prepared to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State militants....
 
Erdogan: US Should Choose Between Turkey, Kurdish Forces
2016-02-07 06:50:02 (50 minutes ago) 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lashed out at the United States a week after a President Barack Obama's envoy visited a northern Syrian town that is under the control of Syrian Kurdish forces, which Ankara considers terrorists
 
Islamic authority rejects new Jerusalem Jewish prayer area
2016-02-07 06:42:31 (58 minutes ago) 

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Islamic authority that oversees a sensitive Jerusalem holy site says it opposes a new prayer area for non-Orthodox Jews at the adjacent Western Wall. The Waqf’s rejection may present an obstacle for Israel which has tried to defuse tensions with more liberal streams of Judaism who have demanded the right to […]
 
Hut fire kills all 10 family member on Pakistani island
2016-02-07 06:42:28 (58 minutes ago) 

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani police official says fire has killed all 10 members of a fisherman’s family on an island in southern Pakistan. Mohammad Javed said Sunday that the incident took place late Saturday night on Kharo Chan island in the southern province of Sindh. He said initial reports suggest that an oil lamp […]
 
News Analysis: Pakistan’s Hand in the Rise of International Jihad
2016-02-07 06:41:50 (59 minutes ago) 
Sunni extremists are being recruited and trained to fight in conflicts abroad.
 
Pope Francis plans a symbolically freighted trip to Mexico
2016-02-07 06:41:30 (59 minutes ago) 

Pope Francis travels to Mexico this week, saying he wants to "live the faith" of the overwhelmingly Catholic country but will not shy away from confronting issues of violence and corruption that could make his governmental hosts quite uncomfortable.

History's first pontiff from the Americas will...

 
AP FACT CHECK: Skewed GOP claims on taxes, health insurance
2016-02-07 06:40:47 (1 hours ago) 
 
Revenant director wins top award
2016-02-07 06:40:35 (1 hours ago) 
Alejandro Inarritu wins the top prize at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) awards for his film The Revenant, boosting his hopes for the Oscars.
 
Austrian Police: 5 Skiers Killed in 'Massive' Avalanche
2016-02-07 06:30:01 (1 hours ago) 
Police in Austria say five skiers from the Czech Republic have been killed after being buried in a 'massive' Alpine avalanche
 
Fifty apps that are reinventing mobile gaming
2016-02-07 06:22:02 (1 hours ago) 
Solve a murder mystery, grow a tree, spend the day as a sailor, be a spider… mobile developers are rethinking everything

Innovation is an overused and abused word in the technology industry but if you strip it down to the basic principle of “new ideas”, it’s clear that there’s a lot of it going on in mobile games. When you gather some of the best examples together, you realise how many new ideas are out there. For example, there have been some creative experiments with the idea of interactive fiction, from the round-the-world thrills of 80 Days to the beat-the-censors story of Blackbar.

There are games that play with sound in new and interesting ways: Papa Sangre II is played entirely by listening rather than looking, while Dark Echo visualises your sounds on the screen. Both are – and this may not be a coincidence – among the creepiest mobile games available.

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Iowa coin toss caucus and Robo Rubio not super: Darcy cartoon
2016-02-07 06:21:35 (1 hours ago) 
You don't need a coin toss to determine the winner of the Rubio vs. Christie battle. It was Governor John Kasich...
 
The GOP debate opened in the most awkward way possible
2016-02-07 06:21:31 (1 hours ago) 
This season’s flurry of Republican debates have been endlessly entertaining, but Saturday night’s contest in New Hampshire was hilarious even before it began.
 
Marco Rubio comes under attack from Republican rivals at New Hampshire debate
2016-02-07 06:21:11 (1 hours ago) 

A new state brought a new target as Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio was repeatedly thrown on the defensive Saturday night in an often-testy debate filled with needling exchanges over leadership and which candidate has the achievements and integrity to step into the White House.

Rubio,...

 
Margaret Thatcher would have voted to stay in EU, claims aide
2016-02-07 06:21:00 (1 hours ago) 

Lord Powell says former PM would have backed Cameron deal, but former minister Lord Tebbit disagrees

The late Lady Thatcher was dragged into the debate about Britain’s relationship with the EU on Sunday when one of her closest advisers claimed she would have voted to stay in.

Lord Powell, who served as Thatcher’s foreign affairs private secretary for much of her time in office and was a trusted member of her inner circle, claimed that although she “raged” against the EU, she would have accepted the renegotiation deal secured by David Cameron.

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U.S., other nations condemn launch of long-range rocket
2016-02-07 06:20:37 (1 hours ago) 










 
VIDEO: Tin cans 'reinforced quake building'
2016-02-07 06:20:27 (1 hours ago) 
Rescuers in Taiwan are working to find more than 100 people still missing more than 24 hours after the island was hit by a powerful earthquake.
 
I'd bring back 'a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding', Trump says
2016-02-07 06:10:52 (1 hours ago) 

Ted Cruz denied practice of simulated drowning used during the Bush administration was ‘torture’ during Republican debate in New Hampshire

Donald Trump said he would “bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding”, or simulated drowning, at the Republican debate in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Saturday.

His Republican rival Ted Cruz, asked whether the practice notoriously used under the Bush administration during the war on terror was torture, denied it was: “Under the definition of torture, no it’s not. It is enhanced interrogation ... It does not meet the generally recognized definition of torture.”

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Kiwi musician taken off Laneway Festival line-up for kissing gun
2016-02-07 06:02:00 (2 hours ago) 
A New Zealand musician has been kicked off a popular festival's line-up, after kissing a policeman's gun during his set. 
 
Armed checkpoints after weigh-in murder
2016-02-07 06:00:38 (2 hours ago) 
Armed police in the Republic of Ireland are manning checkpoints in a bid to prevent retaliation for the murder of a man at a boxing weigh-in in Dublin.
 
VIDEO: Quake building 'reinforced with tin cans'
2016-02-07 06:00:37 (2 hours ago) 
Rescuers in Taiwan are working to find more than 100 people still missing more than 24 hours after the island was hit by a powerful earthquake.
 
Levante v Barcelona: La Liga – live!
2016-02-07 05:42:19 (2 hours ago) 
Minute-by-minute updates from the La Liga match in ValenciaEmail michael.butler@theguardian.com | Tweet @michaelbutler18How Johan Cruyff signed for Levante instead of Leicester City in 1981

10.25am GMT

Levante … in shortly

Barcelona: 13. Bravo 3. Piqué 4. Rakitic 6. Alves 8. Iniesta 9. Suárez 10. Messi 11. Neymar 14. Mascherano 18. Alba 20. S. Roberto

3.25am GMT

It has been a pretty torrid week for Gary Neville, but at least the Valencia manager has been spared the possibility of bumping into Barcelona again on his way out for a Sunday morning coffee – Levante’s Estadi Ciutat lies about two miles north of the Mestalla – GNev and co are far away in Seville readying themselves for their match against Real Betis later today.

Levante fans will have watched Barcelona’s 7-0 demolition of Valencia on Wednesday with both glee and dread: delight in witnessing their normally more illustrious neighbours being embarrassed to within an inch of their lives, but knowing that their team may well endure a similar fate this weekend.

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Labour minister urges Jeremy Corbyn to anticipate snap general election
2016-02-07 05:41:15 (2 hours ago) 

Writing for LabourList, Toby Perkins says party should be ready for David Cameron to quit in aftermath of EU vote

Jeremy Corbyn has been told to put Labour on an election footing due to concerns a snap general election could be called later this year.

Shadow defence minister Toby Perkins said Labour had to be prepared for David Cameron to quit after the European Union referendum, even if he is on the winning side. Writing on the LabourList website, Perkins warned: “If Labour is confronted with a general election whilse intellectually and organisationally underprepared, divided and underresourced, we would be hurtling towards catastrophe.”

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The week in politics
2016-02-07 05:40:48 (2 hours ago) 










 
On my radar: Hollie McNish’s cultural highlights
2016-02-07 05:22:18 (2 hours ago) 
The poet on the Shambala festival, the magic of Withered Hand, Laura Dudsworth’s Bare Reality and an inspiring visit to a Roman fort

Hollie McNish was born in Reading in 1983 to Scottish parents. Obsessed with writing her diaries in poetry since the age of seven, she finally stammered her first reading to others at the age of 25. She has since become a full-time poet, released two collections, Papers and Cherry Pie, and performed last year alongside the likes of Young Fathers, Kate Tempest and Simon Armitage. She is currently touring the UK with her latest collection of poetry and memoirs on parenthood, Nobody Told Me, out now (Blackfriars Books). Her grandmother read the first page and said “I can’t read any more”. First review done.

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The great windfall of China: a football revolution that may lead to World Cup | Owen Gibson
2016-02-07 05:22:18 (2 hours ago) 
Although buoyed by their mega TV deal, Premier League clubs and even the big two in Spain may soon struggle to compete financially with the riches on offer in the new eastern powerhouse despite the market turmoil

A mildly bemused Jackson Martínez being paraded before the cameras at Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao following his £31m move from Atlético Madrid, part-owned by the Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin. A gurning Sergio Agüero squeezing between David Cameron and the Chinese president, Xi Jingping, for a selfie on a tour of Manchester City’s training ground that presaged a £265m investment in the club.

The graph that shows the £38.4m spent by Jiangsu Suning on the Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira, breaking the transfer record for the third time in 10 days and sending total investment by the Chinese Super League soaring past that of the Premier League, in a transfer window that does not close until the end of the month.

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England’s attack in need of polish after struggles of Ford and Farrell pairing | Dean Ryan
2016-02-07 05:22:18 (2 hours ago) 
Eddie Jones will have been reminded how hard it is to add attacking quality to a defensively solid side and the confusion between his No10 and No12, and sub-par performances from Danny Care and Mike Brown, will give him food for thought

England produced the necessary win at Murrayfield, but it was not one that told us an awful lot. We all knew the challenge for Eddie Jones would be balancing the need to develop the side with the need to get the win. That was the consideration behind his selection for this match and for the emphasis on a powerful, experienced forward pack.

The forward platform that went missing at the World Cup is back and Dylan Hartley’s return was key to this, but now the challenge is to maintain that while adding attacking quality. Jones will have been reminded, because he will have been well aware already, of just how tough it is to bolt an attractive attacking game on to an effective Six Nations defensive side.

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Two people arrested in connection with scam targeting the elderly in Christchurch
2016-02-07 05:22:02 (2 hours ago) 
A tip-off from a member of the public has led police to two people allegedly involved in an elaborate scam targeting the elderly.
 
How truffles went from pig food to treasure in Yunnan, China
2016-02-07 05:21:13 (2 hours ago) 

China’s hunger for luxury foods has led to demand for home-grown fungi and a new opportunity for farmers

Perhaps the most unusual food experience I had in China recently – as well as deep-fried scorpion and sliced yak’s penis – was sliced black truffle in a village near Kunming city, Yunnan province, south-west China. The Chinese middle-class is hungry for European luxury foods, and the country is meeting that demand with a burgeoning home-grown supply. In addition to truffles there’s a thriving caviar trade and some decent Chinese wines.

Related: Follow Chinese tourists to Guizhou for breathtaking scenery and historic sites

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Eddie Jones’s brave new world gives way to unspectacular efficiency | Andy Bull
2016-02-07 05:21:13 (2 hours ago) 
England’s post-World Cup revolution got off to a slow start in the Six Nations opener against Scotland as new coach focused on just getting the job done

Two hours before kick-off, England’s players gathered into a motley huddle by Murrayfield’s west stand. They were running a little late, because their bus had spent the last part of its journey crawling along at a funereal pace, following a band of bagpipers into the ground. Outside, it was an icy cold, stone-grey day, the kind that makes most people want to scurry back in as soon as they step out. England didn’t have that option. Instead, they had to stand there and wait for their kit, surrounded by Scottish fans, some hanging from the gantries on the staircases above, all booing, jeering, whistling. Twickenham seemed a long, long way away. “They were going crazy,” Eddie Jones said afterwards. In among them, right by the bus, Jones spotted one little boy in an England hat. “For five minutes he yelled out: ‘Come on England! Come on England!’ His voice was being drowned out, but he kept on going.” Jones smiled. “And that was a bit like the team today. We kept going. We kept plugging ahead. And, in the end, we won easily.”

The boy may be too young to remember, but England were starting over all over again. Stuart Lancaster’s first game as head coach was up here, too, in 2012, after another awful World Cup. Back then, they won 13-6. This time around, it was 15-9. Now, as then, they were unspectacular but effective. Add the caveat that, according to the rankings, this match was between the eighth- and ninth-best sides in the world, and it sometimes felt like it.

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Why I walked: Liverpool fan explains protest during Sunderland draw
2016-02-07 05:21:13 (2 hours ago) 
An estimated 10,000 Liverpool fans left Anfield in the 77th minute of Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Sunderland in protest at the club’s new £77 match ticket for next season. Liverpool fan Rob Gutmann was among them

I’ve never seen a crowd finish a football team like that. The match was won, Liverpool 2 Sunderland 0. Then the 77th-minute protest began. About half the Kop walked, and a significant portion of the rest voted with their feet too. The dissenting mass totally sucked the life out of their team, Sunderland seized the moment, and the win was stolen. The point, emphatically made.

Related: Liverpool fans’ walkout protest: around 10,000 leave in 77th minute over ticket prices

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MPs challenge 'unclear' bank tax rules
2016-02-07 05:20:33 (2 hours ago) 
Chancellor George Osborne is asked to clarify whether banks can use the cost of fines for wrongdoing to reduce the amount of tax they pay.
 
Bosnian First-Graders Reach out to Deaf Schoolmate
2016-02-07 05:10:03 (3 hours ago) 
First-graders in a school in Bosnia have been learning sign language so they can communicate with their deaf schoolmate Zejd
 
The waterless toilet that turns your poo into power
2016-02-07 05:01:19 (3 hours ago) 

UK researchers have created a self-sustaining nano-membrane toilet that could provide a safe alternative to open defecation and public lavatories

Human excrement is rife with pathogens, “odorant volatiles” (the chemicals that make it smell) and parasites, but it has something going for it: it’s about 75% water. What’s more, water is the smallest of all its component molecules.

It’s these qualities of our faecal matter that got researchers at Cranfield Water Science Institute thinking about how to make a new kind of toilet that can provide safe sanitation to the 2.5 billion people around the world who do not currently have it.

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Lee, Illinois State top No. 21 Wichita State 58-53
2016-02-07 05:00:48 (3 hours ago) 
 
Will the Snapchat generation turn out to vote for president in 2016?
2016-02-07 07:32:12 (8 minutes ago) 

One Nation seeks to draw a line between issues that matter to millennials and how their vote matters

       
 
Even Obama’s Cray Cray Gas Tax Can’t Fix Our Roads
2016-02-07 07:22:30 (18 minutes ago) 

The president has proposed a new fee on oil to help fund infrastructure repairs, but even that's not enough.

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ICC suspends Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah for three months for positive test
2016-02-07 07:21:48 (19 minutes ago) 
The ICC suspended Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah on Sunday for three months after he tested positive for a banned substance.
 
Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright Scold Young Women Backing Bernie Sanders
2016-02-07 07:21:32 (19 minutes ago) 
Ms. Steinem and Ms. Albright called on young women who favor Mr. Sanders over Hillary Clinton to essentially grow up and get with the program.









 
Puppy Bowl 2016 Players Ready to Rumble: Photos
2016-02-07 07:20:46 (20 minutes ago) 
It's time once again for colorful canines to compete in the only Sunday contest that matters.
 
Iran: Saudis don't stand a chance
2016-02-07 07:20:38 (20 minutes ago) 
Saudi Arabia's fresh public willingness to send ground troops into Syria is drawing ridicule from the kingdom's chief regional rival.









 
Mentally ill man who killed wife won't get her pension
2016-02-07 07:20:30 (20 minutes ago) 

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A man who was found not guilty of his wife's death by reason of mental insanity will not get her pension under a judge's ruling.

The Olympian reports a judge ruled Jan. 22 that the state's slayer law that says killers cannot profit from their victims' deaths applies to Robert Louis Selland, a patient at Western State Hospital.

Selland stabbed his wife, Carol Selland, to death in 2011.

 
VIDEO: Hunt blamed for doctors' low morale
2016-02-07 07:20:25 (20 minutes ago) 
Jeremy Hunt acknowledged junior doctors' low morale but told Andrew Marr that the BMA was to blame for their concerns over contracts
 
Leaked police files contain guarantees disciplinary records will be kept secret
2016-02-07 07:10:40 (30 minutes ago) 

Guardian analysis of dozens of contracts revealed by hackers shows more than a third allow or require destruction of civilian complaint records

Contracts between police and city authorities, leaked after hackers breached the website of the country’s biggest law enforcement union, contain guarantees that disciplinary records and complaints made against officers are kept secret or even destroyed.

A Guardian analysis of dozens of contracts obtained from the servers of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) found that more than a third featured clauses allowing – and often mandating – the destruction of records of civilian complaints, departmental investigations, or disciplinary actions after a negotiated period of time.

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Afghan Official: Meeting With Taliban Could Be This Month
2016-02-07 07:10:03 (30 minutes ago) 
Afghan official: Government expects to meet face-to-face with Taliban representatives this month
 
UAE says it’s prepared to send ground forces to Syria
2016-02-07 07:02:31 (38 minutes ago) 

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top official in the United Arab Emirates says his country is prepared to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State militants. Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash made the comments in response to a question from The Associated Press on Sunday, days after […]
 
Sir Philip Hampton to lead push for more women in top jobs
2016-02-07 07:02:27 (38 minutes ago) 

GlaxoSmithKline boss will chair review on how to raise number of female executives at Britain’s 350 biggest public companies

The government has appointed Sir Philip Hampton, one of Britain’s most highly regarded bosses, to push for more women in top management jobs at large companies.

Hampton, the chairman of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), will chair an independent review on increasing the number of female executives at Britain’s 350 biggest public companies. Dame Helen Alexander, who chairs the media company UBM, will be Hampton’s deputy.

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Man arrested in Maple Heights shooting
2016-02-07 07:01:54 (38 minutes ago) 
Treavon Johnson, 26, was arrested on charges of attempted in murder in a Saturday night shooting in Maple Heights.
 
Sir Philip Hampton to lead push for more women in top jobs
2016-02-07 07:01:07 (39 minutes ago) 

GlaxoSmithKline boss will chair review on how to raise number of female executives at Britain’s 350 biggest public companies

The government has appointed Sir Philip Hampton, one of Britain’s most highly regarded bosses, to push for more women in top management jobs at large companies.

Hampton, the chairman of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), will chair an independent review on increasing the number of female executives at Britain’s 350 biggest public companies. Dame Helen Alexander, who chairs the media company UBM, will be Hampton’s deputy.

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Phoenix Open draws estimated 201,003 fans to break record
2016-02-07 07:00:35 (40 minutes ago) 

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The Waste Management Phoenix Open drew an estimated 201,003 fans Saturday at TPC Scottsdale to break the tournament and golf record.

The previous largest crowd at the Stadium Course was 189,722 in 2014. The tournament also set a day record Friday at 160,415.

The event has drawn 553,035 fans with one day left. The weekly record of 564,368 was set last year.

 
Afghan official: Meeting with Taliban could be this month
2016-02-07 07:00:22 (40 minutes ago) 
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says the government expects to hold direct talks with representatives of the Taliban by the end of this month....
 
Afghan official: Meeting with Taliban could be this month
2016-02-07 07:00:21 (40 minutes ago) 
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says the government expects to hold direct talks with representatives of the Taliban by the end of this month....
 
Spanish Police Arrest 6 on Suspicion of Jihadi Links to IS
2016-02-07 06:50:02 (50 minutes ago) 
Spanish police say they have arrested six suspected members of a jihadi cell linked to militants from Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra during raids in the eastern provinces of Valencia and Alicante and in Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta
 
Hut fire kills all 10 family member on Pakistani island
2016-02-07 06:42:31 (58 minutes ago) 

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani police official says fire has killed all 10 members of a fisherman’s family on an island in southern Pakistan. Mohammad Javed said Sunday that the incident took place late Saturday night on Kharo Chan island in the southern province of Sindh. He said initial reports suggest that an oil lamp […]
 
Light quake shakes buildings in Tokyo; no injuries or damage
2016-02-07 06:42:28 (58 minutes ago) 

TOKYO (AP) — A light earthquake has struck north of Tokyo, shaking buildings in the Japanese capital. The Japan Meteorological Agency says the magnitude-4.6 quake struck at around 7:30 Sunday evening at a depth of 50 kilometers (30 miles) in Ibaraki prefecture. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and there was no […]
 
Emboldened by Protests, Black Lives Matter Activists Move From Street to Ballot
2016-02-07 06:41:50 (59 minutes ago) 
Campaigns around the nation are betting on — and in some ways measuring — the strength of a young, energized electorate that is active in the movement for racial justice.









 
Pakistan’s Yasir Shah banned for three months for anti-doping breach
2016-02-07 06:41:19 (59 minutes ago) 
• Spinner will miss Asia Cup and World Twenty20
• Shah says he mistakenly took wife’s medication

The Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been banned for three months for breaching the International Cricket Council’s anti-doping code.

Shah had been provisionally suspended in late December after a tested sample from the bowler revealed the presence of chlortalidone, which is under the category of “diuretics and masking agents” in the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list.

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Mass. millennials make more than young workers in other states, but that still isn’t great
2016-02-07 06:40:46 (1 hours ago) 









 
Violence against blacks recalls civil-rights era
2016-02-07 06:31:53 (1 hours ago) 

Black History Month 2016 comes at a time of increased violence against African Americans.

       
 
Backstage with Flea on Super Bowl, Bernie Sanders
2016-02-07 06:22:09 (1 hours ago) 

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It’s been a busy weekend mixed with football and politics for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and bassist Flea wouldn’t have it any other way. “I’m always ready to play my heart out,” Flea told The Associated Press backstage on Saturday night before the band took the stage at a San […]
 
Been anywhere nice this year? Brain surgery where patients are kept chatting
2016-02-07 06:22:02 (1 hours ago) 

Astonishing operation to remove tumour requires subject to be conscious and talking to steer surgeon away from parts of the ‘eloquent brain’

Even given his years of experience, consultant neurosurgeon Tim Jones still cannot shake the difficult thought of what might be lost whenever he cuts through someone’s brain. “The memory of their first girlfriend, perhaps. Or of holidays when they were children. Their dreams or aspirations.”

So, the fact that on the operating table in front of him, Andrew Lydiard, 58, is chatting about a family safari in Tanzania is extremely reassuring.

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Cleveland Orchestra announces programs and prices of 2016 Blossom Music Festival
2016-02-07 06:21:35 (1 hours ago) 
More than just another array of classical and pops favorites, the Cleveland Orchestra's 2016 Blossom Music Festival is an eclectic mix of substantial works for orchestra, classical war-horses, movie nights, and unusual popular presentations.
 
Finding statewide office hard to attain, tea party stakes claim to city, county races
2016-02-07 06:21:11 (1 hours ago) 

George "Duf" Sundheim, donning his "Duf Sundheim" navy blue fleece jacket and khaki pants, strode down the center aisle inside the Destiny Fellowship Church, wading into the crowded pews at a tea party meeting in the northern reaches of California.

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Margaret Thatcher would have voted to stay in EU, claims aide
2016-02-07 06:21:00 (1 hours ago) 

Lord Powell says former PM would have backed Cameron deal, but former minister Lord Tebbit disagrees

The late Lady Thatcher was dragged into the debate about Britain’s relationship with the EU on Sunday when one of her closest advisers claimed she would have voted to stay in.

Lord Powell, who served as Thatcher’s foreign affairs private secretary for much of her time in office and was a trusted member of her inner circle, claimed that although she “raged” against the EU, she would have accepted the renegotiation deal secured by David Cameron.

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CNN to hold Democratic presidential debate in Flint, Michigan
2016-02-07 06:20:38 (1 hours ago) 










 
CNN to host Dem debate in Flint
2016-02-07 06:20:37 (1 hours ago) 
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will debate next month in Flint, Michigan, a city thrust into the national spotlight after it was discovered residents were drinking toxic tap water. The debate will air on CNN, the Democratic National Committee announced on Sunday.









 
3 die in fiery crash near Super Bowl site
2016-02-07 06:12:18 (1 hours ago) 

A police chase in San Francisco on Saturday night ended with a fiery crash near the site of Sunday’s Super Bowl that killed three people, ac...

       
 
Margaret Thatcher would have voted to stay in EU, claims aide
2016-02-07 06:10:52 (1 hours ago) 

Lord Powell says former PM would have backed Cameron deal, but former minister Lord Tebbit disagrees

The late Lady Thatcher was dragged into the debate about Britain’s relationship with the EU on Sunday when one of her closest advisers claimed she would have voted to stay in.

Lord Powell, who served as Thatcher’s foreign affairs private secretary for much of her time in office and was a trusted member of her inner circle, claimed that although she “raged” against the EU, she would have accepted the renegotiation deal secured by David Cameron.

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Rate of stillbirths in UK higher than Poland, Croatia and Estonia
2016-02-07 06:01:10 (2 hours ago) 

Research by Sands shows average number of stillbirths has fallen just 1.8% since 2000 compared with 3.5% in Poland

British women are more likely give birth to a dead baby than women in Poland, Croatia or Estonia, newly released figures show.

There were 3,654 stillbirths – a rate of 4.6 per 1,000 births in 2014, the latest year for which figures are available, according to a stillbirth and neonatal death charity.

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China's currency reserves plunge
2016-02-07 06:00:38 (2 hours ago) 
China's efforts to prop up its currency result in a $99.5bn plunge in its foreign currency reserves in January.
 
Armed checkpoints after weigh-in murder
2016-02-07 06:00:37 (2 hours ago) 
Armed police in the Republic of Ireland are manning checkpoints in a bid to prevent retaliation for the murder of a man at a boxing weigh-in in Dublin.
 
North Sea oil rigs 'could be scrapped in 10 years'
2016-02-07 05:42:19 (2 hours ago) 

Industry analyst says ageing platforms are uneconomic at current oil prices - but this could provide an opportunity for decommissioning firms

Almost 150 oil rigs in UK waters could be scrapped within the next 10 years, according to industry analysts.

Douglas Westwood, which carries out market research and consultancy work for the energy industry worldwide, said it anticipated that “146 platforms will be removed from the UK during 2019-2026”.

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Levante v Barcelona: La Liga – live!
2016-02-07 05:41:14 (2 hours ago) 
Minute-by-minute updates from the La Liga match in ValenciaEmail michael.butler@theguardian.com | Tweet @michaelbutler18How Johan Cruyff signed for Levante instead of Leicester City in 1981

10.25am GMT

Levante … in shortly

Barcelona: 13. Bravo 3. Piqué 4. Rakitic 6. Alves 8. Iniesta 9. Suárez 10. Messi 11. Neymar 14. Mascherano 18. Alba 20. S. Roberto

3.25am GMT

It has been a pretty torrid week for Gary Neville, but at least the Valencia manager has been spared the possibility of bumping into Barcelona again on his way out for a Sunday morning coffee – Levante’s Estadi Ciutat lies about two miles north of the Mestalla – GNev and co are far away in Seville readying themselves for their match against Real Betis later today.

Levante fans will have watched Barcelona’s 7-0 demolition of Valencia on Wednesday with both glee and dread: delight in witnessing their normally more illustrious neighbours being embarrassed to within an inch of their lives, but knowing that their team may well endure a similar fate this weekend.

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Twitter bares cleavage for Susan Sarandon
2016-02-07 05:40:48 (2 hours ago) 










 
How truffles went from pig food to treasure in Yunnan, China
2016-02-07 05:22:18 (2 hours ago) 

China’s hunger for luxury foods has led to demand for home-grown fungi and a new opportunity for farmers

Perhaps the most unusual food experience I had in China recently – as well as deep-fried scorpion and sliced yak’s penis – was sliced black truffle in a village near Kunming city, Yunnan province, south-west China. The Chinese middle-class is hungry for European luxury foods, and the country is meeting that demand with a burgeoning home-grown supply. In addition to truffles there’s a thriving caviar trade and some decent Chinese wines.

Related: Follow Chinese tourists to Guizhou for breathtaking scenery and historic sites

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Eddie Jones’s brave new world gives way to unspectacular efficiency | Andy Bull
2016-02-07 05:22:18 (2 hours ago) 
England’s post-World Cup revolution got off to a slow start in the Six Nations opener against Scotland as new coach focused on just getting the job done

Two hours before kick-off, England’s players gathered into a motley huddle by Murrayfield’s west stand. They were running a little late, because their bus had spent the last part of its journey crawling along at a funereal pace, following a band of bagpipers into the ground. Outside, it was an icy cold, stone-grey day, the kind that makes most people want to scurry back in as soon as they step out. England didn’t have that option. Instead, they had to stand there and wait for their kit, surrounded by Scottish fans, some hanging from the gantries on the staircases above, all booing, jeering, whistling. Twickenham seemed a long, long way away. “They were going crazy,” Eddie Jones said afterwards. In among them, right by the bus, Jones spotted one little boy in an England hat. “For five minutes he yelled out: ‘Come on England! Come on England!’ His voice was being drowned out, but he kept on going.” Jones smiled. “And that was a bit like the team today. We kept going. We kept plugging ahead. And, in the end, we won easily.”

The boy may be too young to remember, but England were starting over all over again. Stuart Lancaster’s first game as head coach was up here, too, in 2012, after another awful World Cup. Back then, they won 13-6. This time around, it was 15-9. Now, as then, they were unspectacular but effective. Add the caveat that, according to the rankings, this match was between the eighth- and ninth-best sides in the world, and it sometimes felt like it.

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Why I walked: Liverpool fan explains protest during Sunderland draw
2016-02-07 05:22:18 (2 hours ago) 
An estimated 10,000 Liverpool fans left Anfield in the 77th minute of Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Sunderland in protest at the club’s new £77 match ticket for next season. Liverpool fan Rob Gutmann was among them

I’ve never seen a crowd finish a football team like that. The match was won, Liverpool 2 Sunderland 0. Then the 77th-minute protest began. About half the Kop walked, and a significant portion of the rest voted with their feet too. The dissenting mass totally sucked the life out of their team, Sunderland seized the moment, and the win was stolen. The point, emphatically made.

Related: Liverpool fans’ walkout protest: around 10,000 leave in 77th minute over ticket prices

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Survivors Pulled From Rubble of 'Suspiciously Cheap' Building
2016-02-07 05:21:41 (2 hours ago) 
Families waited anxiously as rescuers painstaking pulled survivors from the remains of a high-rise residential building that collapsed in an earthquake in southern Taiwan, which has killed at least 24 people.









 
Shylock Is My Name by Howard Jacobson review – a provocative retelling of The Merchant of Venice
2016-02-07 05:21:13 (2 hours ago) 
Shylock meets his modern doppelganger in the novelist’s playful examination of what it means to be Jewish

It’s hard to imagine that the commissioning editors for the new Hogarth Shakespeare series had to deliberate for long before deciding which contemporary novelist should take on The Merchant of Venice, the tragicomedy that gave us the most (in)famous Jewish character in literature. Howard Jacobson, the undisputed British master of black comedies featuring Jewish characters, relocates the drama to Cheshire’s flashy “golden triangle”, though the novel – his 14th – is far from a straightforward retelling. Rather, it is a provocative interrogation of Shakespeare’s play, and most particularly of its antagonist, Shylock, whose name has passed into common usage as a byword for usury and malice or, conversely, antisemitism.

“Shylock: victim or villain?” is up there with “Is Hamlet mad?” as a contender for the most well-worn (and reductive) exam question to be thrown at students of English literature down the decades. “To argue about Shylock is to argue about a matter of contemporary concern,” Jacobson wrote in an essay for the BBC last autumn to accompany his Imagine documentary Shylock’s Ghost, another attempt to answer that hoary old question in a different form. “In our interviews we found no two people who agreed about the nature of Shylock’s inner life.”

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Cam Newton's joyful Panthers remind us that football can still be fun
2016-02-07 05:21:13 (2 hours ago) 

They talk loudly, dance freely and celebrate wildly – and this unique Panthers team have offered a special exuberance that a stolid NFL desperately needs

A domestic violence epidemic, bullying and child-abuse controversies, a ball deflation scandal, under-compensated cheerleaders, an existential head-injury crisis that casts grave doubts over the sport’s long-term future. Even as the NFL rakes in record revenues – an eyeball-popping $12.4bn in 2015 – the glut of bad headlines have piled up like so many linemen on a botched snap.

Related: Super Bowl 50 is Broncos’ Peyton Manning v Carolina’s Cam Newton | Paolo Bandini

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Who will write the front page this nation needs?
2016-02-07 05:21:13 (2 hours ago) 

‘Whom wilst spakey for England? I would ask again. And again. Whom wilst spakey for England?’

On Wednesday night the infinite number of monkeys that usually write the editorial for the Daily Mail had fallen victim en masse to the zika virus. And so, having made something of a name for myself in Fleet Street, having filled in for David Mitchell here these past few months, I was called in at short notice to articulate a Daily Mail front-page question of profound significance to our destiny as a sovereign nation.

A nation, let us not forget, with justifiable and fair provision for successful businesses to establish their principal trading bases in Bermuda and Jersey.

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VIDEO: More storms for the week ahead?
2016-02-07 05:20:33 (2 hours ago) 
Heavy rain and strong winds prevail over the weekend, will the stormy conditions continue through the coming week?
 
Bosnian first-graders reach out to deaf schoolmate
2016-02-07 05:02:31 (3 hours ago) 

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — When Mirzana Coralic asked the primary school in her Sarajevo neighborhood whether they would enroll her deaf son, teacher Sanela Ljumanovic volunteered without thinking much about it. Then September came and six-year-old Zejd was there, silently sitting on one of the school’s benches, his eyes wide open. At the time, no […]
 
No. 2 North Carolina loses again, falls 80-76 to Notre Dame
2016-02-07 05:00:48 (3 hours ago) 
 
Lazar has 2 goals, Karlsson 4 assists; Sens beat Leafs 6-1
2016-02-07 05:00:48 (3 hours ago) 
 
Mass. millennials make more than young workers in other states, but that still isn’t great
2016-02-07 07:30:26 (10 minutes ago) 









 
While You Were Offline: Give Jeb a Hand, Folks. Please? A Hand? Folks?
2016-02-07 07:22:30 (18 minutes ago) 

This week the Internet freaked out over a fake Kanye West magazine cover, a Black Lives Matter activist running for mayor, and who could speak for England.

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Suddenly, a horse race for the presidency: editorial
2016-02-07 07:21:36 (19 minutes ago) 
Donald Trump's stumble and Bernie Sanders' strong challenge in Iowa show it's not over for either the Republican or Democratic sides in the presidential nominating contest, writes the editorial board.
 
N. Korea praises rocket; others view as covert missile test
2016-02-07 07:21:28 (19 minutes ago) 
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - For North Korea's propaganda machine, the long-range rocket launch Sunday carved a glorious trail of "fascinating vapor" through the clear blue sky. For South Korea's president, and other world leaders, it was a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and yet another "intolerable provocation."
 
Video shows airport workers with laptop used in Somalia in-flight jet blast
2016-02-07 07:20:38 (20 minutes ago) 










 
Protests in Europe target migrants
2016-02-07 07:20:38 (20 minutes ago) 
Several hundred protesters gathered Saturday in front of a local eatery in Calais, France, chanting slogans such as "We are one" and singing the French national anthem.









 
Israeli leader calls on world to condemn arson of synagogue
2016-02-07 07:20:30 (20 minutes ago) 
 
NZ snatches Sevens victory
2016-02-07 07:11:26 (29 minutes ago) 
New Zealand powered home in the dying minutes to defeat a gutsy Australian team in the Sydney Sevens final.
 
The weekend in pictures
2016-02-07 07:10:40 (30 minutes ago) 

A selection of some of the best images from around the world this weekend including Chinese new year and international carnivals and parades

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UAE says it’s prepared to send ground forces to Syria
2016-02-07 07:02:34 (38 minutes ago) 

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A top official in the United Arab Emirates says his country is prepared to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State militants. Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash made the comments in response to a question from The Associated Press on Sunday, days after […]
 
Sri Lanka’s Tamil leaders call for UN help on 4,000 missing
2016-02-07 07:02:31 (38 minutes ago) 

JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s ethnic Tamil leaders have asked the top U.N. human rights official to help determine the fate of more than 4,000 civilians reported missing in the country’s long civil war amid the new government’s assertion that most of them are probably dead. The U.N. official, Zeid Raad al-Hussein, met […]
 
José Mourinho on his return to management: ‘I will be back soon’
2016-02-07 07:02:27 (38 minutes ago) 
• Former Chelsea manager says he needs competition
• Mourinho says he creates instability to keep players sharp

José Mourinho, sacked as manager of Chelsea in December seven months after winning the Premier League title, has said he is not enjoying his time out of work and that he will soon be back in management.

He did not comment directly on media reports that have heavily linked him with Louis Van Gaal’s job at Manchester United. He did say, however, that his family will remain in London and that he liked the competitiveness of English football.

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Obama’s Lofty Plans on Gun Violence Amount to Little Action
2016-02-07 07:01:49 (39 minutes ago) 
President Obama made an emotional announcement last month of his plan to crack down on gun dealers, though the lack of aggressive enforcement so far is a reminder of the practical limits of his executive authority.









 
José Mourinho on his return to management: ‘I will be back soon’
2016-02-07 07:01:07 (39 minutes ago) 
• Former Chelsea manager says he needs competition
• Mourinho says he creates instability to keep players sharp

José Mourinho, sacked as manager of Chelsea in December seven months after winning the Premier League title, has said he is not enjoying his time out of work and that he will soon be back in management.

He did not comment directly on media reports that have heavily linked him with Louis Van Gaal’s job at Manchester United. He did say, however, that his family will remain in London and that he liked the competitiveness of English football.

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If Johnny Manziel wants help, NFL is ready to give it
2016-02-07 07:00:35 (40 minutes ago) 
 
UAE says it's prepared to send ground forces to Syria
2016-02-07 07:00:22 (40 minutes ago) 
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A top official in the United Arab Emirates says his country is prepared to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State militants....
 
Mass. millennials make more than young workers in other states, but that still isn’t great
2016-02-07 06:50:16 (50 minutes ago) 









 
UAE Says It's Prepared to Send Ground Forces to Syria
2016-02-07 06:50:02 (50 minutes ago) 
A top official in the United Arab Emirates says his country is prepared to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State militants
 
Light quake shakes buildings in Tokyo; no injuries or damage
2016-02-07 06:42:31 (58 minutes ago) 

TOKYO (AP) — A light earthquake has struck north of Tokyo, shaking buildings in the Japanese capital. The Japan Meteorological Agency says the magnitude-4.6 quake struck at around 7:30 Sunday evening at a depth of 50 kilometers (30 miles) in Ibaraki prefecture. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and there was no […]
 
Pakistan’s Yasir Shah banned for three months for anti-doping breach
2016-02-07 06:42:25 (58 minutes ago) 
• Spinner will miss Asia Cup and World Twenty20
• Shah says he mistakenly took wife’s medication

The Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has been banned for three months for breaching the International Cricket Council’s anti-doping code.

Shah had been provisionally suspended in late December after a tested sample from the bowler revealed the presence of chlortalidone, which is under the category of “diuretics and masking agents” in the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list.

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Your Weekend Briefing
2016-02-07 06:41:50 (59 minutes ago) 
Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.









 
N. Korea praises rocket; others view as covert missile test
2016-02-07 06:40:47 (1 hours ago) 
 
Revenant director wins top award
2016-02-07 06:40:35 (1 hours ago) 
Alejandro Inarritu wins the top prize at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) awards for his film The Revenant, boosting his hopes for the Oscars.
 
Facebook Knocks "Six Degrees of Separation" Down a Few Notches
2016-02-07 06:31:21 (1 hours ago) 
mikejuk writes: Six degrees of separation is the, already well established, idea that any individual is connected to any other via six network nodes. New research has discovered that the average between Facebook users is just three and a half: "We know that people are more connected today than ever before. Over the past five years, the global Facebook community has more than doubled in size. Today we're announcing that during that same time period, the degrees of separation between a typical pair of Facebook users has continued to decrease to 3.57 degrees, down from 3.74 degrees in 2011. This is a significant reflection of how closely connected the world has become." This may all be true and Facebook makes us better connected, but it leaves the question of the quality of the connections open. Are Facebook friends anything like real friends?

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Can sitcoms erase bigotry?
2016-02-07 06:22:07 (1 hours ago) 

So it turns out sitcoms can erase bigotry. That’s the bottom line of a study recently presented before a conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. And it doesn’t even have to be a particularly good sitcom. To judge, at least, from a screening of its first two episodes, the Canadian sitcom on […]
 
Margaret Thatcher would have voted to stay in EU, claims aide
2016-02-07 06:22:02 (1 hours ago) 

Lord Powell says former PM would have backed Cameron deal, but former minister Lord Tebbit disagrees

The late Lady Thatcher was dragged into the debate about Britain’s relationship with the EU on Sunday when one of her closest advisers claimed she would have voted to stay in.

Lord Powell, who served as Thatcher’s foreign affairs private secretary for much of her time in office and was a trusted member of her inner circle, claimed that although she “raged” against the EU, she would have accepted the renegotiation deal secured by David Cameron.

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Great Lakes Theater to open its 2016-17 season with 'My Fair Lady' and 'Twelfth Night' in repertory
2016-02-07 06:21:35 (1 hours ago) 
Though Cleveland's classic theater company had been eyeing "My Fair Lady" for years, the rights to the Tony-winning smash have long been unavailable in anticipation of a Broadway revival.
 
Supreme Court to render a verdict on Obama's use of executive authority
2016-02-07 06:21:11 (1 hours ago) 

The Supreme Court has often dealt a big blow to presidents in their second term.

Harry Truman was rebuked for claiming the power to seize strike-bound steel mills during the Korean War. Richard Nixon resigned shortly after the court ruled unanimously he must turn over the Watergate tapes.

Bill...

 
Fifty apps that are reinventing mobile gaming
2016-02-07 06:21:00 (1 hours ago) 
Solve a murder mystery, grow a tree, spend the day as a sailor, be a spider… mobile developers are rethinking everything

Innovation is an overused and abused word in the technology industry but if you strip it down to the basic principle of “new ideas”, it’s clear that there’s a lot of it going on in mobile games. When you gather some of the best examples together, you realise how many new ideas are out there. For example, there have been some creative experiments with the idea of interactive fiction, from the round-the-world thrills of 80 Days to the beat-the-censors story of Blackbar.

There are games that play with sound in new and interesting ways: Papa Sangre II is played entirely by listening rather than looking, while Dark Echo visualises your sounds on the screen. Both are – and this may not be a coincidence – among the creepiest mobile games available.

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U.S., other nations condemn North Korean launch of long-range rocket
2016-02-07 06:20:38 (1 hours ago) 










 
New Hampshire primary coverage on Boston Herald Radio
2016-02-07 06:20:32 (1 hours ago) 

Listen to Boston Herald Radio's special Sunday coverage leading up to New Hampshire's 'First In The Nation' presidential primary.

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Backstage with Flea on Super Bowl, Bernie Sanders
2016-02-07 06:11:41 (1 hours ago) 
 
Mass. millennials make more than young workers in other states, but that still isn’t great
2016-02-07 06:10:25 (2 hours ago) 









 
U.S., other nations condemn North Korean rocket launch
2016-02-07 06:00:49 (2 hours ago) 










 
China's currency reserves plunge
2016-02-07 06:00:37 (2 hours ago) 
China's efforts to prop up its currency result in a $99.5bn plunge in its foreign currency reserves in January.
 
North Korea announces long-range rocket launch – video
2016-02-07 05:50:38 (2 hours ago) 

North Korean state TV announces that the country has launched a long-range rocket on Sunday. Pyongyang says the rocket has successfully put an Earth observation satellite into orbit. The announcer confirms the Kwangmyongsong-4 satellite – named after the late leader Kim Jong Il – is orbiting Earth every 94 minutes, adding that North Korea plans further satellite launches

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Labour minister urges Jeremy Corbyn to anticipate snap general election
2016-02-07 05:42:19 (2 hours ago) 

Writing for LabourList, Toby Perkins says party should be ready for David Cameron to quit in aftermath of EU vote

Jeremy Corbyn has been told to put Labour on an election footing due to concerns a snap general election could be called later this year.

Shadow defence minister Toby Perkins said Labour had to be prepared for David Cameron to quit after the European Union referendum, even if he is on the winning side. Writing on the LabourList website, Perkins warned: “If Labour is confronted with a general election whilse intellectually and organisationally underprepared, divided and underresourced, we would be hurtling towards catastrophe.”

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North Sea oil rigs 'could be scrapped in 10 years'
2016-02-07 05:41:14 (2 hours ago) 

Industry analyst says ageing platforms are uneconomic at current oil prices - but this could provide an opportunity for decommissioning firms

Almost 150 oil rigs in UK waters could be scrapped within the next 10 years, according to industry analysts.

Douglas Westwood, which carries out market research and consultancy work for the energy industry worldwide, said it anticipated that “146 platforms will be removed from the UK during 2019-2026”.

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Mass. millennials make more than young workers in other states, but that still isn’t great
2016-02-07 05:40:32 (2 hours ago) 









 
Shylock Is My Name by Howard Jacobson review – a provocative retelling of The Merchant of Venice
2016-02-07 05:22:18 (2 hours ago) 
Shylock meets his modern doppelganger in the novelist’s playful examination of what it means to be Jewish

It’s hard to imagine that the commissioning editors for the new Hogarth Shakespeare series had to deliberate for long before deciding which contemporary novelist should take on The Merchant of Venice, the tragicomedy that gave us the most (in)famous Jewish character in literature. Howard Jacobson, the undisputed British master of black comedies featuring Jewish characters, relocates the drama to Cheshire’s flashy “golden triangle”, though the novel – his 14th – is far from a straightforward retelling. Rather, it is a provocative interrogation of Shakespeare’s play, and most particularly of its antagonist, Shylock, whose name has passed into common usage as a byword for usury and malice or, conversely, antisemitism.

“Shylock: victim or villain?” is up there with “Is Hamlet mad?” as a contender for the most well-worn (and reductive) exam question to be thrown at students of English literature down the decades. “To argue about Shylock is to argue about a matter of contemporary concern,” Jacobson wrote in an essay for the BBC last autumn to accompany his Imagine documentary Shylock’s Ghost, another attempt to answer that hoary old question in a different form. “In our interviews we found no two people who agreed about the nature of Shylock’s inner life.”

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Cam Newton's joyful Panthers remind us that football can still be fun
2016-02-07 05:22:18 (2 hours ago) 

They talk loudly, dance freely and celebrate wildly – and this unique Panthers team have offered a special exuberance that a stolid NFL desperately needs

A domestic violence epidemic, bullying and child-abuse controversies, a ball deflation scandal, under-compensated cheerleaders, an existential head-injury crisis that casts grave doubts over the sport’s long-term future. Even as the NFL rakes in record revenues – an eyeball-popping $12.4bn in 2015 – the glut of bad headlines have piled up like so many linemen on a botched snap.

Related: Super Bowl 50 is Broncos’ Peyton Manning v Carolina’s Cam Newton | Paolo Bandini

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Who will write the front page this nation needs?
2016-02-07 05:22:18 (2 hours ago) 

‘Whom wilst spakey for England? I would ask again. And again. Whom wilst spakey for England?’

On Wednesday night the infinite number of monkeys that usually write the editorial for the Daily Mail had fallen victim en masse to the zika virus. And so, having made something of a name for myself in Fleet Street, having filled in for David Mitchell here these past few months, I was called in at short notice to articulate a Daily Mail front-page question of profound significance to our destiny as a sovereign nation.

A nation, let us not forget, with justifiable and fair provision for successful businesses to establish their principal trading bases in Bermuda and Jersey.

Continue reading...
 
Who will write the front page this nation needs?
2016-02-07 05:21:13 (2 hours ago) 

‘Whom wilst spakey for England? I would ask again. And again. Whom wilst spakey for England?’

On Wednesday night the infinite number of monkeys that usually write the editorial for the Daily Mail had fallen victim en masse to the zika virus. And so, having made something of a name for myself in Fleet Street, having filled in for David Mitchell here these past few months, I was called in at short notice to articulate a Daily Mail front-page question of profound significance to our destiny as a sovereign nation.

A nation, let us not forget, with justifiable and fair provision for successful businesses to establish their principal trading bases in Bermuda and Jersey.

Continue reading...
 
Tottenham ease past Watford as Kieran Trippier gets off the mark
2016-02-07 05:21:13 (2 hours ago) 

If Leicester City are the sensation of the season so far, Tottenham are emerging as surprise No2. Their sixth win in succession was far more emphatic than the scoreline suggests and added to the quietly spoken suspicion that the team who now stand second in the table could yet finish on top. Kieran Trippier’s goal may have been the only difference between the teams on the scoresheet here but the Watford manager, Quique Sánchez Flores, admitted his side had been utterly overwhelmed. He, for one, has no doubt that Spurs can be champions.

“They deserve to fight for the league,” said Flores. “They play very well. They have a very clear plan. They have good technical and individual players. They defend well. They have everything needed to try to win the championship. The problem with playing against Tottenham is they have a lot variation. It’s very difficult to stop them. They have high quality, high velocity, very technical level and high power. They create space in an amazing way and it was very difficult for us to solve every problem in defence.”

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Riyad Mahrez the maestro in Leicester’s win over Manchester City | Barney Ronay
2016-02-07 05:21:13 (2 hours ago) 

Midfielder scores a brilliant goal at the Etihad, which proves the decisive strike as Leicester extend their lead at the top of the Premier League

Do not adjust your television set. This is really happening. As Leicester City continue to thrum along in low gear at the top of the Premier League table, it will some time very soon become necessary to twiddle the knobs, clear the snow from the screen and take a long, clear look at what is no longer an improbable run of form but an entirely genuine, brilliantly executed push for the league title.

Leicester didn’t beat Manchester City against the head at the Etihad Stadium. This wasn’t a heist or a mugging. They played here as they always do, defending deep with heart and craft – with Robert Huth a giant at both ends – and surging forward like a pack of black-shirted ferrets.

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10 film plot holes that need some explaining...
2016-02-07 05:21:13 (2 hours ago) 
It turns out Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jack Dawson didn’t have to die in the Atlantic after all. We list some other films that take suspension of disbelief a plot point too far

Jack! Come back! Rose can just budge over a bit! Yes, the third highest-grossing film of all time – the watery 1997 romance Titanic – was built on a big weepie lie. Kate Winslet admitted this week that in the climactic scene, her co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio, could have fitted on that raft after all, meaning his character Jack Dawson shivered to death in the Atlantic unnecessarily. Swizz. So in a spirit of cinematic truth-telling, here are 10 more movie plot holes we’d like closure on please…

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Who will write the front page this nation needs?
2016-02-07 05:10:39 (3 hours ago) 

‘Whom wilst spakey for England? I would ask again. And again. Whom wilst spakey for England?’

On Wednesday night the infinite number of monkeys that usually write the editorial for the Daily Mail had fallen victim en masse to the zika virus. And so, having made something of a name for myself in Fleet Street, having filled in for David Mitchell here these past few months, I was called in at short notice to articulate a Daily Mail front-page question of profound significance to our destiny as a sovereign nation.

A nation, let us not forget, with justifiable and fair provision for successful businesses to establish their principal trading bases in Bermuda and Jersey.

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The waterless toilet that turns your poo into power
2016-02-07 05:02:24 (3 hours ago) 

UK researchers have created a self-sustaining nano-membrane toilet that could provide a safe alternative to open defecation and public lavatories

Human excrement is rife with pathogens, “odorant volatiles” (the chemicals that make it smell) and parasites, but it has something going for it: it’s about 75% water. What’s more, water is the smallest of all its component molecules.

It’s these qualities of our faecal matter that got researchers at Cranfield Water Science Institute thinking about how to make a new kind of toilet that can provide safe sanitation to the 2.5 billion people around the world who do not currently have it.

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Mistake-prone No. 22 Indiana falls to Penn State 68-63
2016-02-07 05:00:48 (3 hours ago) 
 
Letang, Crosby lead Penguins' comeback win against Panthers
2016-02-07 05:00:48 (3 hours ago) 
 
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