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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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Passing on passenger-pigeon lore
2014-09-02 00:12:05 (4 minutes ago) 
 
South Korea's top wireless carrier builds Internet of Eels
2014-09-02 00:03:36 (12 minutes ago) 
 
Expected witnesses in Detroit's bankruptcy trial
2014-09-02 00:03:31 (12 minutes ago) 
Here is the list of 'will call' witnesses lawyers are expected to testify in the bankruptcy trial that begins Tuesday.
 
Detroit area's summer full of weather surprises
2014-09-02 00:03:31 (12 minutes ago) 
Metro Detroit followed a historically brutal winter with a summer that was noticeably cooler than normal, even if it broke no records.
 
Michigan students and schools wired for e-learning
2014-09-02 00:03:31 (12 minutes ago) 
It's the first day of school for most of Michigan's 1.56 million public school students, who are returning to classrooms where many will face academic changes, new technology and other challenges. This fall, e-books are replacing traditional textbooks for students in Southfield Public Schools, where the district spent $3.5 million in e-books, instructional materials and technology upgrades.
 
The Most Important Figure in School Reform We Never Talk About
2014-09-02 00:03:20 (12 minutes ago) 

As we go back to school this fall, parents will naturally be fretting about teachers—mainly, did their kids get the best ones? But what if, in the interest of educational improvement, we paused to examine the role of one person who rarely gets talked about, but who just might be the most important figure in school reform: the principal?

 
Hidden memory-metal beams for Pisa tower [not_morrison_rm]
2014-09-02 00:02:02 (14 minutes ago) 
 
Louisville defeats Miami 31-13 in ACC debut
2014-09-02 00:00:28 (15 minutes ago) 
 
As newly insured seek care, rural doctor shortage worsens
2014-09-01 23:52:04 (24 minutes ago) 
As more people get health-insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act, the doctor shortage in rural areas is worsening. In Port Angeles, for example, a local clinic is turning away 250 callers a week.
 
Celebrating the Seattle style in a September of runways
2014-09-01 23:52:04 (24 minutes ago) 
Ah, September, a month full of fashion in the city. It starts rolling with “Downtown Seattle Rocks the Runway at the Paramount.
 
Apartment proposal for closed Olympic Swim Club draws mixed reaction in Clintonville
2014-09-01 23:43:41 (32 minutes ago) 
Now that the Olympic Swim Club in Clintonville has shut its doors, what could come next angers many neighbors. That would be an apartment building, the Olympic, that some say is inappropriate for the Indianola Avenue site. “There’s so much controversy about the size of the building and parking,” said Tim McCarthy, who has lived in Clintonville all his life.
 
California wildfire under control but new blaze starts, injuring 3
2014-09-01 23:42:19 (33 minutes ago) 
Although a Northern California wildfire is under control, a second one sent three people to the hospital for burns and smoke inhalation
 
Ongoing changes at Johnson Controls come with challenges
2014-09-01 23:42:11 (34 minutes ago) 
After a year of wheeling and dealing by Johnson Controls Inc. under its new leadership, analysts are expecting even more moves by the state’s largest company before too long.
 
Chili pepper beers becoming a hot tasty trend
2014-09-01 23:40:56 (35 minutes ago) 
Spicy food and beer are made for each other. Heat and hops can go together, too.
 
US eating habits improve a bit — except among poor
2014-09-01 23:32:00 (44 minutes ago) 
Americans' eating habits have improved -- except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.
 
Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved
2014-09-01 23:32:00 (44 minutes ago) 
For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks -- some weighing hundreds of pounds -- zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.
 
Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved
2014-09-01 23:23:50 (52 minutes ago) 
For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks -- some weighing hundreds of pounds -- zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.
 
Mining tax repeal package agreed by senators politics live
2014-09-01 23:23:47 (52 minutes ago) 
 
Roozendaal acted ‘to benefit Buildev’
2014-09-01 23:23:42 (52 minutes ago) 
THE former NSW Treasurer acted on advice of Joe Tripodi to stop rival proposal to Tinkler’s coal loader scheme despite advice not to.
 
Vikings still undecided at one safety spot
2014-09-01 23:23:38 (52 minutes ago) 
Coach Mike Zimmer still isn't saying who will be starting at safety opposite Harrison Smith.
 
China condemns British inquiry into progress of Hong Kong democracy
2014-09-01 23:22:05 (54 minutes ago) 
 
Open thread for night owls: Global warming and loss of labor productivity
2014-09-01 23:20:55 (55 minutes ago) 
Joe Romm at Climate Progress writes Labor Day 2050: Global Warming And The Coming Collapse Of Labor Productivity:

Global warming is projected to have a serious negative impact on labor productivity this century. Here is a look at what we know.

In 2013, a NOAA study projected that “heat-stress related labor capacity losses will double globally by 2050 with a warming climate.” If we stay near our current greenhouse gas emissions pathway, then we face a potential 50 percent drop in labor capacity in peak months by century’s end.

Many recent studies project a collapse in labor productivity from business-as-usual carbon emissions and warming, with a cost to society that may well exceed that of all other costs of climate change combined. And, as one expert reviewing recent studies put it, “national output in several [non-agricultural] industries seemed to decline with temperature in a nonlinear way, declining more rapidly at very high daily temperatures.” […]

If carbon pollution remains unrestricted, we are risking catastrophic drops in labor productivity.

Andrew Gelman, director of the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University, summed up the research this way in a 2012 post: “2% per degree Celsius … the magic number for how worker productivity responds to warm/hot temperatures.” The negative impact appears to start at about 26°C (79°F).

This loss of productivity is by no means the most life-threatening of climate impacts when compared to, say, Dust-Bowlification and its impact on food security. But it is one of the most important unmodeled climate impacts that makes the likely cost of climate change far higher than standard economic models suggest.

Blast from the Past. At Daily Kos on this date in 2008—The Police State in Minneapolis:

McCain's bizarre Palin pick did more than just turn the national media feeding frenzy away from Obama's remarkable and strong speech, and the great feeling of and commitment to unity the Democrats left Denver with, but also knocked out of the national media--if ever it would reach there, anyway--the excessive actions the Minneapolis police--along with and perhaps at the direction of the federal government--are taking to prevent protests at the RNC.

Glenn Greenwald, I-Witness Video, Feministing, and FireDogLake  have been reporting from Minneapolis about the excessive and unprovoked actions of the FBI and the Minneapolis police. Here's Glenn, today:

As the police attacks on protesters in Minnesota continue -- see this video of the police swarming a bus transporting members of Earth Justice [see update below], seizing the bus and leaving the group members stranded on the side of the highway -- it appears increasingly clear that it is the Federal Government that is directing this intimidation campaign. Minnesota Public Radio reported yesterday that "the searches were led by the Ramsey County Sheriff's office. Deputies coordinated searches with the Minneapolis and St. Paul police departments and the Federal Bureau of Investigation." Today's Star Tribune added that the raids were specifically "aided by informants planted in protest groups." Tweet of the Day Would the libertarian movement disband completely if the NSA devoted itself to releasing nude celebrity pics?
— @LOLGOP
On today's Kagro in the Morning show, it's the 9/3/13 episode. Greg Dworkin rounded up local news Newtown, national news from Congress (h/t to Doctor Who), and international news on Syria. Richard Cohen has somehow become the Twitter talk of the morning, for... well, it was too annoying to really talk about. Facepalm-worthy GunFAIL from Lodi, CA. Armando joined in for the Syria discussion. NYC City Council candidate and longtime netroots friend Debra Cooper, updated us on the state of the race, with some surprising background on another Dem candidate's previous support for Rudy Giuliani—in his brief bid for the Senate against Hillary Clinton, no less!

The Week's High Impact Posts. Top Comments
 
Comprehensively addressing the stupid, intellectually dishonest critique of Anita Sarkeesian
2014-09-01 23:20:20 (55 minutes ago) 


Whenever the feminist games-critic and survivor of countless outraged misogynist stalkers Anita Sarkeesian's name is invoked, there follows a flood of men who want to explain that she brought it on herself, that she isn't a gamer, that she isn't a good critic, and assorted related rubbish. Read the rest

 
Chris Kirk wins Deutsche Bank Championship by 2 strokes
2014-09-01 23:12:03 (1 hours ago) 
Chris Kirk posted the biggest victory of his PGA Tour career in the Deutsche Bank Championship. He won by two strokes over Billy Horschel, Russell Henley and Geoff Ogilvy.
 
Seattle colleges attract international students
2014-09-01 23:12:03 (1 hours ago) 
There’s been a dramatic increase of foreign students coming to study in the U.S. in the last decade, and Seattle has been one of the hot spots for international students.
 
Research quest takes WSU biologist up oak tree
2014-09-01 23:03:35 (1 hours ago) 
Michael Knoblauch, a plant-cell biologist at Washington State University, is on a mission to prove a longstanding hypothesis about how nutrients are transported in plants. But he’s running out of time.
 
Crossbench deal seals mining tax repeal
2014-09-01 23:03:27 (1 hours ago) 
THE mining tax is set to be scrapped after the Coalition announced a surprise deal with crossbench senators.
 
Influx of African Immigrants Shifting National and New York Demographics
2014-09-01 23:02:34 (1 hours ago) 
In just one decade, the number of black African immigrants in the United States about doubled, an influx that is shifting the demographic landscape nationwide.






 
Man dies after Hawaii roughwater swim race
2014-09-01 23:02:17 (1 hours ago) 
A man who was hospitalized after competing died after being taken to an area hospital
 
How your club did in the 2014 summer transfer window
2014-09-01 23:01:54 (1 hours ago) 
 
Google sends event invites out to Indian press, must be Android One
2014-09-01 23:00:13 (1 hours ago) 
NDTV

A few days ago, there had been word that Google would launch its Android One initiative in India in early September, and now, it looks like invites have gone out to the Indian press. NDTV, one of the biggest news outlets in India, has an invite for an "exciting new announcement from Google," which can only be Android One.

The event is on September 15th at noon IST (Indian Standard Time), or 2:30am ET/11:30pm PT for those of us in the US.

The goal of Android One is to bring "high-quality, affordable" smartphones to the developing world, starting with India and moving on to other locations if the strategy proves successful.

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Beliefs shape views in Ferguson slaying
2014-09-01 22:52:08 (1 hours ago) 
Many are convinced there was no justification for a white police officer to kill a black 18-year-old because he was unarmed. Many others are certain it was justifiable because they believe he threatened the officer.
 
Me and my brother went parasailing today
2014-09-01 22:51:57 (1 hours ago) 
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Beliefs shape views in Ferguson slaying
2014-09-01 22:43:49 (2 hours ago) 
Many are convinced there was no justification for a white police officer to kill a black 18-year-old because he was unarmed. Many others are certain it was justifiable because they believe he threatened the officer.
 
U.S. military targets extremists in Somalia
2014-09-01 22:43:43 (2 hours ago) 
Washington — U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said.
 
CSU Sacramento students teach aquaponics to Luther Burbank students
2014-09-01 22:43:26 (2 hours ago) 
 
Fast-Food Workers Seeking $15 Wage Plan Civil Disobedience at Strikes
2014-09-01 22:42:48 (2 hours ago) 
Labor organizers hope to recruit home health care aides to join in protests in 100 cities on Thursday.
 
Tropical Depression FIVE Forecast Advisory Number 2
2014-09-01 22:42:36 (2 hours ago) 
Issued at 0300 UTC TUE SEP 02 2014 000 WTNT25 KNHC 020235 TCMAT5 TROPICAL DEPRESSION FIVE FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER 2 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052014 0300 UTC TUE SEP 02 2014 CHANGES IN WATCHES AND WARNINGS WITH THIS ADVISORY... NONE SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT... A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR... * TUXPAN TO LA PESCA MEXICO A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN 36 HOURS. TROPICAL DEPRESSION CENTER LOCATED NEAR 21.0N 93.9W AT 02/0300Z POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN 40 NM PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE NORTHWEST OR 310 DEGREES AT 9 KT ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 1007 MB MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT. RADII IN NAUTICAL MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT. REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 21.0N 93.9W AT 02/0300Z AT 02/0000Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 20.6N 93.5W FORECAST VALID 02/1200Z 21.7N 95.1W MAX WIND 30 KT...GUSTS 40 KT. FORECAST VALID 03/0000Z 22.3N 96.6W MAX WIND 35 KT...GUSTS 45 KT. 34 KT... 40NE 40SE 0SW 40NW. FORECAST VALID 03/1200Z 22.7N 98.1W...INLAND MAX WIND 40 KT...GUSTS 50 KT. 34 KT... 60NE 60SE 0SW 30NW. FORECAST VALID 04/0000Z...DISSIPATED REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 21.0N 93.9W NEXT ADVISORY AT 02/0900Z $$ FORECASTER BROWN
 
Retail rebounds in Redwood City
2014-09-01 22:42:31 (2 hours ago) 
A retail renaissance is under way in downtown Redwood City thanks to the one-two punch of an improved economy and a building boom.
 
Views for the top 100 YouTube channels have grown 80% in a year
2014-09-01 22:42:04 (2 hours ago) 
 
CNN mourns loss of photojournalist Sarmad Qaseera
2014-09-01 22:40:54 (2 hours ago) 
CNN lost a much loved and respected colleague Monday with the sudden passing of photojournalist Sarmad Qaseera. A longtime member of CNN's Baghdad bureau, Sarmad had to flee his country in 2006 after death threats, eventually settling in the United States and continuing his work for CNN based out of Atlanta. He was 42.
 
US military targets extremists in Somalia
2014-09-01 22:40:32 (2 hours ago) 

WASHINGTON — U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said.

Spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the U.S. was assessing the results and would provide more information when appropriate. No further details were available.

 
Husky men eye deep run in NCAA soccer
2014-09-01 22:32:09 (2 hours ago) 
After playing in its first Elite Eight last season, Washington could be a title contender with a strong club returning.
 
Winston Peters' bottom-line
2014-09-01 22:32:01 (2 hours ago) 
NZ First won't support any party after the election that does not support a royal commission of inquiry into the Government's conduct, leader Winston Peters says.
 
Report: 21 states don't meet emergency preparedness standards for kids
2014-09-01 22:24:23 (2 hours ago) 

A new report judges states based on their regulations of emergency preparedness programs in schools and childcares.

       
 
Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones
2014-09-01 22:23:23 (2 hours ago) 
An anonymous reader writes: A few days ago we talked over some of the difficulties faced by makers of autonomous car software, like dealing with weather, construction, and parking garages. Today, the NY Times has a similar article about delivery drones, examining the safety and regulatory problems that must be solved in addition to getting the basic technology ready. "[R]researchers at NASA are working on ways to manage that menagerie of low-flying aircraft. At NASA's Moffett Field, about four miles from Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., the agency has been developing a drone traffic management program that would in effect be a separate air traffic control system for things that fly low to the ground — around 400 to 500 feet for most drones. Much like the air traffic control system for conventional aircraft, the program would monitor the skies for weather and traffic. Wind is a particular hazard, because drones weigh so little compared with regular planes." Beyond that, the sheer scale of infrastructure necessary to get drone delivery up and running in cities across the U.S. is staggering. Commercial drones aren't going to have much range, particularly when carrying something heavy. They'll be noisy, and the products they're transporting will still need to be relatively close by. What other issues do Amazon, DHL, Google, and other need to solve?

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Mexican mayors accused of ties to drug cartel
2014-09-01 22:22:23 (2 hours ago) 
The mayors of Huetamo, Lazaro Cardenas and Patzcuaro are accused of having links to the Knights Templar group
 
Underwood says she's pregnant
2014-09-01 22:20:43 (2 hours ago) 
Country music star Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher took to Twitter Monday to make an announcement: They are expecting their first child.
 
Rockies win, after losing end of suspended game
2014-09-01 22:20:26 (2 hours ago) 
 
Kasey Kahne relieves pressure by qualifying for NASCAR’s Chase
2014-09-01 22:11:59 (2 hours ago) 
Kasey Kahne of Enumclaw viewed Sunday night’s Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway — the second-to-last event of NASCAR’s regular season — as a must-win situation. Kahne put pressure on himself and delivered a victory to clinch a berth in the Chase for the Sprint
 
Washington State’s Connor Halliday show great growth in being a team leader
2014-09-02 00:12:05 (4 minutes ago) 
Cougars quarterback replacing frustration with encouragement
 
South Korea's top wireless carrier builds Internet of Eels
2014-09-02 00:03:36 (12 minutes ago) 
Sensors to keep farm tanks comfy to stop the eels shrieking

Eels, a staple in many world cuisines, are apparently more sensitive to their environment when grown in aquaculture facilities than they are in the wild, so South Korean farmers are turning to industrial automation to give them a hand.…

 
Detroit Festivals: Labors of love
2014-09-02 00:03:31 (12 minutes ago) 
Despite sporadic showers, including a Monday night storm that washed out the last couple of acts at the Detroit Jazz Festival, residents flocked to events over the Labor Day weekend for food, music and other entertainment.
 
Students give nutritious school lunches low grades
2014-09-02 00:03:31 (12 minutes ago) 
Healthier lunches full of leafy greens and whole grains will again be on menus in districts across Michigan when school opens Tuesday. But school officials say it's a tough balancing act.
 
Plenty of nostalgia on Olympic Swim Club’s last day
2014-09-02 00:03:29 (12 minutes ago) 
Today started out overcast, appropriate weather for the final day of Clintonville’s venerable Olympic Swim Club. The private pool closed after 76 years of sunshine-filled memories. The Indianola Avenue pool has struggled financially for a decade as memberships dipped and expenses soared.
 
Close Your Heart
2014-09-02 00:03:20 (12 minutes ago) 

Even by the standards of Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic and one of the poorest cities in the world, Saïdou is poor. Unlike the districts around it, with their neatly packed-in houses behind walls and gates, Saïdou, which occupies an oblong dirt plot near the city center, resembles a slum in a less orderly African city like Kinshasa or Lagos. That is another way of saying it resembles a village. There are no walls or gates. The one-story cinderblock homes face one another at strange angles. You go between them on dirt paths or by stepping through the undergrowth and over rivulets of gray water. To access Saïdou, you make a quick turn off the Avenue des Martyrs, slipping between a pair of high-rises. The high-rises are falling apart, and their residents are poor, too; but when they look down on Saïdou, they thank God, and the martyrs, for their luck.

 
Government secures mining tax repeal deal but at $6.5bn cost to budget
2014-09-02 00:01:57 (14 minutes ago) 
 
Homer-happy Nationals beat Dodgers 6-4
2014-09-02 00:00:28 (15 minutes ago) 
 
2 more Hanford tanks declared empty of waste
2014-09-01 23:52:04 (24 minutes ago) 
The two leak-prone underground tanks are the first to be declared emptied to regulatory requirements this calendar year, and they bring the total number of tanks considered empty to 13 of 149 single-shell nuclear-waste tanks.
 
Oakland Raiders announce rookie Derek Carr will start at quarterback
2014-09-01 23:52:04 (24 minutes ago) 
Oakland Raiders rookie Derek Carr beat out veteran Matt Schaub for the starting job. Carr passed for 5,083 yards and 50 touchdowns last season at Fresno State and was drafted in the second round.
 
Lynx must get off to hot start in do-or-die Game 3
2014-09-01 23:43:36 (32 minutes ago) 
The defending WNBA champions can’t afford to trail early in the decisive game.
 
The Wall Street Journal: Tax firm to revive Arthur Andersen name
2014-09-01 23:42:19 (33 minutes ago) 
Accounting firm Arthur Andersen collapsed more than a decade ago in the wake of the Enron scandal, but a group of former Andersen partners are convinced there’s still gold in the Andersen name.
 
Hardware Hex Editor [ytk]
2014-09-01 23:42:03 (34 minutes ago) 
 
Firefighters save mountain lion cubs
2014-09-01 23:40:42 (35 minutes ago) 
Two Montana firefighters dressed in their bright yellow firefighting gear stand smiling broadly, each cuddling what looks like a blackened and charred chunk of wood.
 
Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks
2014-09-01 23:32:00 (44 minutes ago) 
The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.
 
LPT Request: How should I store nude photos and private documents on my computer to ensure they remain for my eyes only (response to the Fappening).
2014-09-01 23:31:53 (44 minutes ago) 
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Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks
2014-09-01 23:23:50 (52 minutes ago) 
The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.
 
Serena Williams reaches US Open quarter-finals in steamy New York
2014-09-01 23:23:47 (52 minutes ago) 
 
Timaru office evacuated after threat
2014-09-01 23:23:39 (52 minutes ago) 
A threat has prompted the evacaution of the entire Work and Income Timaru building.
 
China condemns British inquiry into progress of Hong Kong democracy
2014-09-01 23:22:07 (54 minutes ago) 
 
US attacks al-Shabaab in Somalia
2014-09-01 23:22:05 (54 minutes ago) 
 
Montana firefighters save mountain lion cubs
2014-09-01 23:20:48 (55 minutes ago) 
 
British Migrant Rights Activist Faces Thai Trial
2014-09-01 23:20:03 (56 minutes ago) 
Thai court tries British migrant rights activist in defamation case
 
Research quest takes WSU biologist up oak tree
2014-09-01 23:12:03 (1 hours ago) 
Michael Knoblauch, a plant-cell biologist at Washington State University, is on a mission to prove a longstanding hypothesis about how nutrients are transported in plants. But he’s running out of time.
 
Emerald Downs results
2014-09-01 23:12:03 (1 hours ago) 
Racing results for Monday, Sept. 1
 
Microsoft changes cert test providers, hints at fun new exams
2014-09-01 23:03:35 (1 hours ago) 
 
Police seek stabbing suspect; neighbors save woman from fire; paintball guns proposed to combat deer: Overnight News Links
2014-09-01 23:03:10 (1 hours ago) 
Also, Painesville police investigating shooting; one injured in shooting in Maple Heights; members of burned church attend service
 
U.S. Undertakes Military Operation Against Shabab in Somalia
2014-09-01 23:02:34 (1 hours ago) 
An American official said that it had been carried out against an operative of the militant group.






 
Giants bring up Bochy's son, Gary Brown
2014-09-01 23:02:16 (1 hours ago) 
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy's son Brett and former first-round pick Gary Brown are called up from Triple-A Fresno.
 
Police zap girl with Taser at Monterey County Fair
2014-09-01 23:01:50 (1 hours ago) 

MONTEREY, Calif. — Police say they used a Taser on a 14-year-old girl after she attacked an officer at the Monterey County Fair.

Lt. Leslie Sonne tells the Monterey Herald that officers were questioning two teenage girls Saturday night after receiving reports that they had been involved in a fight.

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Official: Falcao joins Man Utd
2014-09-01 23:00:06 (1 hours ago) 

Manchester United have completed the signing of Monaco striker Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan deal.The Red Devils will pay a €12 million-plus loan fee for the 28-year-old in addition to a significant portion of his €380,000-a-week Monaco wages and will have the option to buy at the end of the loan.Falcao flew into Manchester by private jet on Monday afternoon to complete a medical at the club's Carrington training base and pen personal terms.

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Japan rolls out campaign to stockpile toilet paper
2014-09-01 22:52:08 (1 hours ago) 
A message Japan began delivering Monday is a bit unusual, but true enough: Don't wait until it's too late to think about toilet paper.
 
The difference between US and Swiss media (slightly NSFW, visible nip)
2014-09-01 22:51:57 (1 hours ago) 
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More women hitting the road on motorcycles
2014-09-01 22:43:49 (2 hours ago) 
Motorcycle companies are producing smaller, lighter bikes, more suitable for female riders, and featuring more women in their ads — riding the bikes, not decorating them.
 
Labor: direct action ‘better than nothing?’
2014-09-01 22:43:41 (2 hours ago) 
THE Labor caucus has considered whether to support some aspects of the Coalition alternative to the carbon tax.
 
Mexico rescues 15 Cubans adrift deep in Gulf
2014-09-01 22:43:26 (2 hours ago) 
The Mexican Navy says it has rescued 13 badly dehydrated Cubans who were drifting in a makeshift boat far offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
 
Tropical Depression FIVE Graphics
2014-09-01 22:42:36 (2 hours ago) 

5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:37:33 GMT


Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:36:50 GMT
 
Summary for Tropical Depression FIVE (AT5/AL052014)
2014-09-01 22:42:36 (2 hours ago) 
...DEPRESSION FORECAST TO SLOWLY STRENGTHEN... As of 10:00 PM CDT Mon Sep 1 the center of FIVE was located near 21.0, -93.9 with movement NW at 10 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1007 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 30 mph.
 
Woman dies after ocean rescue at Palm Beach outside Watsonville
2014-09-01 22:42:31 (2 hours ago) 
Sunny weather helped draw hordes of visitors to Santa Cruz County during Labor Day weekend, but the holiday was marred by the death of a Santa Cruz County woman who was pulled from the surf off Palm Beach.
 
This Guy Was Sharing The Hacked Celeb Nudes Weeks Before They Leaked
2014-09-01 22:42:00 (2 hours ago) 

Last night, we brought you the story of the Deadspin reader whose girlfriend was approached on Aug. 19 with a strange request—a Facebook user going by the (presumably fake) name of Jason Killan offered her $5,000 for nude pictures or videos. Our reader—we'll call him David—messaged Killan to tell him to fuck off, only to be offered nudes of Jennifer Lawrence, Alana Blanchard, Victoria Justice, and others in exchange for nude pictures of his girlfriend. He emailed us about this, and then we lost touch. On Sunday, when a massive cache of nude pictures of celebrities hit the internet, we realized in retrospect that David had been dealing with someone who'd had access to at least part of that cache two weeks before it leaked, and a week before word of it had even begun to trickle out online.

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Radamel Falcao seals loan move to Manchester United
2014-09-01 22:40:54 (2 hours ago) 
They may be winless in competitive fixtures so far this season, but Manchester United scored a victory of sorts on European football's transfer deadline day.
 
China Hints at 'New World Order' with Hong Kong Handling
2014-09-01 22:40:32 (2 hours ago) 
(SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS REPORTER, TARA JOSEPH, SAYING: "Willy Lam, thanks very much for joining me. Now on Sunday, China putting its stamp on Hong Kong, ruling out one man one vote in elections






 
Export-Import Bank not exactly a battle royal
2014-09-01 22:32:09 (2 hours ago) 
The hot issue in the midterm elections is the fate of the Export-Import Bank, writes syndicated columnist Ann McFeatters
 
Ashburton victim's death leaves 'huge gap'
2014-09-01 22:32:01 (2 hours ago) 
Susan Leigh Cleveland moved to Ashburton to escape Christchurch's earthquakes, her grieving mother says. 
 
Epiphany hits Raspberry Pi founders, users
2014-09-01 22:23:39 (2 hours ago) 
 
Police zap girl with Taser at Monterey County Fair
2014-09-01 22:23:18 (2 hours ago) 
Police say they used a Taser on a 14-year-old girl after she attacked an officer at the Monterey County Fair.
 
Tony Abbott says extreme force needed to counter Isis 'death cult'
2014-09-01 22:22:01 (2 hours ago) 
 
Cops: Man on moped leads cops on North Side chase
2014-09-01 22:20:31 (2 hours ago) 
A Chicago man who allegedly ran a red light aboard his moped led police on a brief chase during which he twice fell off his vehicle, according to court documents.
 
Who are the Americans held in North Korea?
2014-09-01 22:12:39 (2 hours ago) 

A look at three Americans held prisoner in North Korea

        
 
Fast-food workers to strike again here, in 100 other cities
2014-09-01 22:11:58 (2 hours ago) 
The organizers say fast-food workers — who are seeking a $15 hourly wage — will go on strike at restaurants in more than 100 cities, including Seattle, and engage in sit-ins in more than a dozen cities.
 
Gravity is described as bending space, but how does that bent space pull stuff into it?
2014-09-02 00:11:57 (4 minutes ago) 

I was watching a Nova program about how gravity works because it's bending space and the objects are attracted not because of an invisible force, but because of the new shape that space is taking.

To demonstrate, they had you envision a pool table with very stretchy fabric. They then placed a bowling ball on that fabric. The bowling ball created a depression around it. They then shot a pool ball at it and the pool ball (supposedly) started to orbit the bowling ball.

In the context of this demonstration happening on Earth, it makes sense.

The pool ball begins to circle the bowling ball because it's attracted to the gravity of Earth and the bowling ball makes it so that the stretchy fabric of the table is no longer holding the pool ball further away from the Earth.

The pool ball wants to descend because Earth's gravity is down there, not because the stretchy fabric is bent.

It's almost a circular argument. It's using the implied gravity underneath the fabric to explain gravity. You couldn't give this demonstration on the space station (or somewhere way out in space, as the space station is actually still subject to 90% the Earth's gravity, it just happens to also be in free-fall at the same time). The gravitational visualization only makes sense when it's done in the presence of another gravitational force, is what I'm saying.

So I don't understand how this works in the greater context of the universe. How do gravity wells actually draw things in?

Here's a picture I found online that's roughly similar to the visualization: http://www.unmuseum.org/einsteingravwell.jpg

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Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'
2014-09-02 00:03:32 (12 minutes ago) 
A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to 'keep the bums in,' with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and' of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.
 
Garden City Schools offer accelerated learning — in elementary schools
2014-09-02 00:03:31 (12 minutes ago) 
High school might be too late to begin taking Advanced Placement classes. First grade would give students an earlier jump on the competition.
 
Tiny Bad Axe church reeling from pastor's porn charges
2014-09-02 00:03:31 (12 minutes ago) 
The Bad Axe Church of Christ, a long-struggling church in the Thumb, is gingerly recovering from a sex scandal that could have destroyed it last year.
 
Dissolving village of Orient proves not to be easy
2014-09-02 00:03:29 (12 minutes ago) 
ORIENT, Ohio — Acorns have sprouted tiny oaks in the gutters of Orient Village Hall, and on the community bulletin board out front, staples hold only the tattered corners of the announcements that blew away long ago. It has been nearly a year and a half since residents voted to dissolve the Pickaway County village — with its 88 homes and about 200 residents — and allow the land to be absorbed by surrounding Scioto Township. But a state audit, the crucial step to legally wrap things up, still hasn’t been done.
 
Prep notes: Folsom’s Browning becomes state’s career passing leader
2014-09-02 00:03:14 (13 minutes ago) 
 
Playoff watch: Royals stop slide, retake lead in AL Central
2014-09-02 00:00:54 (15 minutes ago) 
Salvador Perez homered and drove in three runs, and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers, 4-3, tonight to snap a three-game losing streak.
 
Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights
2014-09-02 00:00:28 (15 minutes ago) 
 
Seahawks’ Richard Sherman shows his discipline in practice ... preparing to fight boredom
2014-09-01 23:52:04 (24 minutes ago) 
Talented cornerback still working hard despite the fact not many balls could come his way
 
Mom, three kids among Colo. plane crash victims
2014-09-01 23:44:35 (31 minutes ago) 

THE NTSB and FAA are launching an investigation into the crash.

       
 
Camp’s absence an undercurrent at unions’ Labor Day picnic
2014-09-01 23:43:25 (32 minutes ago) 
 
British couple arrested in Spain after taking ill son from hospital
2014-09-01 23:42:18 (33 minutes ago) 
The parents of a cancer-stricken boy were behind bars in Spain and facing extradition to Britain on Monday after taking their son from an English hospital without doctors’ consent to seek advanced medical treatment abroad.
 
Red Cross to lose 500 jobs after Coalition cuts asylum seeker case load
2014-09-01 23:41:59 (34 minutes ago) 
 
California wildfire contained but new fire injures 3
2014-09-01 23:40:26 (35 minutes ago) 
Although a Northern California wildfire is under control, a second one sent three people to the hospital for burns and smoke inhalation
 
Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?
2014-09-01 23:32:00 (44 minutes ago) 
As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.
 
My mini me.
2014-09-01 23:31:53 (44 minutes ago) 
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US eating habits improve a bit — except among poor
2014-09-01 23:23:50 (52 minutes ago) 
Americans' eating habits have improved -- except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.
 
China condemns British inquiry into progress of Hong Kong democracy
2014-09-01 23:23:47 (52 minutes ago) 
 
Angelina Jolie's wedding dress revealed
2014-09-01 23:23:39 (52 minutes ago) 
After marrying in secret late last month, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have finally released the photos - including images of Jolie's custom-designed wedding dress.
 
Mining tax repeal package agreed by senators politics live
2014-09-01 23:22:05 (54 minutes ago) 
 
Storm systems spawn tornadoes in northern Michigan, soak metro Detroit
2014-09-01 23:21:04 (55 minutes ago) 
A storm system drenched southeast Michigan Monday evening and spawned two tornadoes in the northern part of the state.
 
Jimi Jamison, Lead Singer of Survivor, Dies at 63
2014-09-01 23:20:28 (55 minutes ago) 

Jimi Jamison, known for serving as lead vocalist for rock bands Survivor and Cobra, died Sunday night. He was 63.

Survivor confirmed the news on Monday on its Facebook page.

Jamison's booking manager Sally Irwin told TMZ, which broke the news, that a heart attack was the cause of death. The singer/songwriter was about to embark on a tour with Survivor starting Sept. 12 in Parker, Colo., according to the band's website.

 
Poverty rate higher in suburbs than cities, including Seattle area
2014-09-01 23:12:03 (1 hours ago) 
Across the country, more poor people live in suburbs than live in cities. Poverty also has shown to be on the rise in Seattle suburbs, according to research by the Brookings Institution.
 
Marysville-Pilchuck’s Austin Joyner wants to be a record-breaker
2014-09-01 23:12:03 (1 hours ago) 
Austin Joyner, Marysville-Pilchuck’s senior running back, needs 2,000 yards to break onto the Washington state top-10 list in rushing yards.
 
Northwest Wanderings: Igniting the energy of healing
2014-09-01 23:12:03 (1 hours ago) 
 
Microsoft changes cert test providers, hints at fun new exams
2014-09-01 23:03:34 (1 hours ago) 
If you really love taking tests with Prometric, do 'em before Christmas

Microsoft will part ways with Prometric, the outfit that currently provides exams for some of Redmond's certifications.…

 
U.S. military targets Islamic extremists in Somalia
2014-09-01 23:03:10 (1 hours ago) 
The U.S. action comes after Somalia's government forces regained control of a high security prison in the capital that was attacked Sunday by seven heavily armed suspected Islamic militants who attempted to free other extremists held there.
 
Police zap girl with Taser at Monterey County Fair
2014-09-01 23:02:21 (1 hours ago) 

MONTEREY, Calif. — Police say they used a Taser on a 14-year-old girl after she attacked an officer at the Monterey County Fair.

Lt. Leslie Sonne tells the Monterey Herald that officers were questioning two teenage girls Saturday night after receiving reports that they had been involved in a fight.

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US military forces conduct operation against Islamic extremists in Somalia
2014-09-01 23:02:08 (1 hours ago) 
U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said.
 
Swimmer dies after Hawaii roughwater race
2014-09-01 23:00:27 (1 hours ago) 
A man who was hospitalized after competing died after being taken to an area hospital
 
3 Chinese Inmates Kill Guard, Break out of Jail
2014-09-01 23:00:03 (1 hours ago) 
3 inmates in northern China kill guard, escape in rare jailbreak; police hunt the fugitives
 
More women hitting the road on motorcycles
2014-09-01 22:52:08 (1 hours ago) 
Motorcycle companies are producing smaller, lighter bikes, more suitable for female riders, and featuring more women in their ads — riding the bikes, not decorating them.
 
Police zap girl with Taser at Monterey County Fair
2014-09-01 22:43:51 (2 hours ago) 

MONTEREY, Calif. — Police say they used a Taser on a 14-year-old girl after she attacked an officer at the Monterey County Fair.

Lt. Leslie Sonne tells the Monterey Herald that officers were questioning two teenage girls Saturday night after receiving reports that they had been involved in a fight.

...
 
Poverty rate higher in suburbs than cities, including Seattle area
2014-09-01 22:43:49 (2 hours ago) 
Across the country, more poor people live in suburbs than live in cities. Poverty also has shown to be on the rise in Seattle suburbs, according to research by the Brookings Institution.
 
WI Lottery
2014-09-01 22:43:38 (2 hours ago) 
 
Young roughed up, Mariners lose to Athletics
2014-09-01 22:43:26 (2 hours ago) 
 
Tropical Depression FIVE Wind Speed Probabilities Number 2
2014-09-01 22:42:36 (2 hours ago) 
Issued at 0300 UTC TUE SEP 02 2014 000 FONT15 KNHC 020236 PWSAT5 TROPICAL DEPRESSION FIVE WIND SPEED PROBABILITIES NUMBER 2 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052014 0300 UTC TUE SEP 02 2014 AT 0300Z THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION FIVE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 21.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE 93.9 WEST WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR 25 KTS...30 MPH...45 KM/H. Z INDICATES COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME (GREENWICH) ATLANTIC STANDARD TIME (AST)...SUBTRACT 4 HOURS FROM Z TIME EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME (EDT)...SUBTRACT 4 HOURS FROM Z TIME CENTRAL DAYLIGHT TIME (CDT)...SUBTRACT 5 HOURS FROM Z TIME WIND SPEED PROBABILITY TABLE FOR SPECIFIC LOCATIONS CHANCES OF SUSTAINED (1-MINUTE AVERAGE) WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST ...34 KT (39 MPH... 63 KM/H)... ...50 KT (58 MPH... 93 KM/H)... ...64 KT (74 MPH...119 KM/H)... FOR LOCATIONS AND TIME PERIODS DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS PROBABILITIES FOR LOCATIONS ARE GIVEN AS OP(CP) WHERE OP IS THE PROBABILITY OF THE EVENT BEGINNING DURING AN INDIVIDUAL TIME PERIOD (ONSET PROBABILITY) (CP) IS THE PROBABILITY OF THE EVENT OCCURRING BETWEEN 00Z TUE AND THE FORECAST HOUR (CUMULATIVE PROBABILITY) PROBABILITIES ARE GIVEN IN PERCENT X INDICATES PROBABILITIES LESS THAN 1 PERCENT PROBABILITIES FOR 34 KT AND 50 KT ARE SHOWN AT A GIVEN LOCATION WHEN THE 5-DAY CUMULATIVE PROBABILITY IS AT LEAST 3 PERCENT. PROBABILITIES FOR 64 KT ARE SHOWN WHEN THE 5-DAY CUMULATIVE PROBABILITY IS AT LEAST 1 PERCENT. - - - - WIND SPEED PROBABILITIES FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS - - - - FROM FROM FROM FROM FROM FROM FROM TIME 00Z TUE 12Z TUE 00Z WED 12Z WED 00Z THU 00Z FRI 00Z SAT PERIODS TO TO TO TO TO TO TO 12Z TUE 00Z WED 12Z WED 00Z THU 00Z FRI 00Z SAT 00Z SUN FORECAST HOUR (12) (24) (36) (48) (72) (96) (120) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - LOCATION KT BROWNSVILLE TX 34 X 1( 1) 2( 3) X( 3) X( 3) X( 3) X( 3) GFMX 250N 960W 34 X 2( 2) 2( 4) X( 4) X( 4) X( 4) X( 4) LA PESCO MX 34 X 3( 3) 17(20) X(20) X(20) X(20) X(20) TAMPICO MX 34 X 8( 8) 14(22) X(22) X(22) X(22) X(22) TAMPICO MX 50 X X( X) 3( 3) X( 3) X( 3) X( 3) X( 3) TUXPAN MX 34 X 4( 4) 5( 9) X( 9) X( 9) X( 9) X( 9) $$ FORECASTER BROWN
 
6 Killed in Texas After Speeding Car Hits Tree
2014-09-01 22:42:33 (2 hours ago) 
Police say a speeding car slammed into a tree after losing control along a Dallas roadway, killing all six people inside.






 
Democrat Mark Harris faces uphill battle against GOP's Glenn Grothman
2014-09-01 22:42:22 (2 hours ago) 
The two are squaring off for the 6th Congressional District seat in east central Wisconsin that has been held by Republicans for more than a few generations.
 
Election Diary Rescue: Week 34
2014-09-01 22:41:00 (2 hours ago) 
The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 50 diaries.

(KY-Sen) What you need to know about Mitch McConnell and Jesse Benton by zenofmconnell - Mitch McConnel (R) is in the fight of his life against Alison Lundergan Grimes (D). A look at who Jesse Benton is, and how his indictment in a notorious bribery case may impact the race.

(AZ-03) Grijalva's Opponent Demands Excommunication by Hi Jolly - Republican candidate Gabriela Sucedo Mercer has earned some fame for outrageous statements on Facebook. She's keeping it up this time too, now demanding that the Catholic church excommunicate Grijalva because he supports women's right to choose.

(NY-StSen43) NY-SD-43 - St. Senator Marchione's Largest Donor Arrested & Indicted as FBI Investigation Continues by Upstate Blue - A Saratoga County developer was arrested last week by the FBI in a probe of Republican elected officials in the town of Halfmoon, including incumbent State Senator Kathy Marchione. The developer, it turns out, is the largest individual contributor to her campaign. Popcorn required for this one...

New Election Rule: Virginia Requires Photo ID at Polls by louisev. This voting restriction did not come from the legislature - it originated with the Virginia Board of Elections.

This is the 34th weekly edition of Election Diary Rescue. It covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published from Sunday, August 24 through Saturday, August 30. We hope you enjoy the following gems dug up by our dedicated team of miners.

VOLUNTEER ALERT! As the election approaches we will be switching back to our traditional daily schedule for producing this blog. We will need a few good Kossacks to join the team.

Please e-mail us if you would like the opportunity to contribute to this legacy project. DKosEDR@gmail.com.

Diaries: (50)
Senate: (12) posts, (9) states
House: (6) posts, (4) states, (6) districts
State and more: (26)
General: (6)

 
FBI, Apple investigate nude photo leak
2014-09-01 22:40:54 (2 hours ago) 
A hacker's leak of nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities is now a case for the FBI.
 
Embarking on the path to jihad
2014-09-01 22:40:24 (2 hours ago) 
How Americans join the fight in Syria
 
Guest: Supreme Court should tread carefully with Legislature threats in McCleary education case
2014-09-01 22:32:09 (2 hours ago) 
The state Supreme Court should exercise caution in its threats to find the Legislature in contempt for failing to fully fund education, according to guest columnists Chris Gregoire and John Spellman.
 
Judith Collins inquiry a long process
2014-09-01 22:32:01 (2 hours ago) 
An inquiry into the conduct of former justice minister Judith Collins will not be completed until after the election, Prime Minister John Key says.
 
Epiphany hits Raspberry Pi founders, users
2014-09-01 22:23:39 (2 hours ago) 
Epiphany, the new Pi-specific browser, that is, not some mystical revelation

The Raspberry Pi now has its very own web browser.…

 
U.S. Undertakes Military Operation Against Shabab in Somalia
2014-09-01 22:22:39 (2 hours ago) 
An American official said that it had been carried out against a operative of the militant group.
 
How bad was Michael Brown's school?
2014-09-01 22:20:52 (2 hours ago) 
A new study out this week shows that the Normandy school district, the district where Michael Brown graduated only days before his death, is the lowest-rated school district in the state. The district's rating declined 40 percent in a single year while under control of the Republican-led state board of education. If districts are thought of as students, most in the class are doing well, competing with each other for the top spot and gold stars. A smaller portion of the class is struggling, but making some improvement.

And just one is on the extreme end of failure. ...

Normandy’s standing slipped even lower on this year’s state review. Student test scores dropped further, and so did attendance. The district received just 7 percent of possible points, down from 11 percent in 2013....

The 3,000 students in Normandy schools last year faced a number of stresses, such as the midyear closure of an elementary school, teacher layoffs, dwindling finances and media coverage of the transfer situation.

Wealthy districts in the St. Louis area scored between 95 and 99 on the same scale that awarded Michael Brown's school a 7.

The rest is below the fold.

 
Cops: Man on moped leads cops on North Side chase
2014-09-01 22:20:30 (2 hours ago) 
A Chicago man who allegedly ran a red light aboard his moped led police on a brief chase during which he twice fell off his vehicle, according to court documents.
 
U.S. military targets extremists in Somalia
2014-09-01 22:12:39 (2 hours ago) 

Pentagon says U.S. targeted the Islamic extremist network in an operation in Somalia.

        
 
Kidnapped Ga. couple handcuffed, shot; woman survives
2014-09-01 22:04:19 (2 hours ago) 

Woman delivers baby prematurely after she's found lying on side of road; infant doing fine.

       
 
Syrian Rebels, Government Clash in Golan Heights
2014-09-02 00:03:39 (12 minutes ago) 
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Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine scrap call for full independence in talks
2014-09-02 00:03:31 (12 minutes ago) 
Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy — a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.
 
Monroe County veteran's court gives second chance
2014-09-02 00:03:31 (12 minutes ago) 
Justin Taft, an Army veteran who fought in the Iraq war, stood before a Monroe judge who sentenced him to a year in jail for assaulting a paramedic.
 
Pivotal trial to begin for Detroit's bankruptcy
2014-09-02 00:03:31 (12 minutes ago) 
The legality of Detroit's 'grand bargain' — the linchpin of the city's plan to dump $7 billion in debt in bankruptcy court — will be put to the test in a long-awaited trial set to begin today in federal court.
 
Westerville woman charged in national scam of deaf
2014-09-02 00:03:29 (12 minutes ago) 
There is a new twist on a common lottery scam often aimed at elderly people. This scam preys on the deaf. Westerville police, along with U.S. Secret Service agents, worked for months on a case that is both local and national in scope. The investigation led to the recent indictment of Elaine Katz, 76, who lives in Columbus Colony in Westerville, which caters to people who are blind or have trouble hearing.
 
Woman caught in California rip current dies
2014-09-02 00:03:14 (13 minutes ago) 
A woman has died after getting caught in a rip current during a Labor Day visit to a Northern California beach.
 
Fallen officer Derek Johnson remembered at Draper memorial
2014-09-02 00:00:54 (15 minutes ago) 
A crowd gathered to remember Draper Police Sgt. Derek Johnson, who was killed a year ago in the line of duty.
 
Mexico Turns to Army, Drones for Security
2014-09-02 00:00:03 (16 minutes ago) 
State of Nation report: Mexico increasingly turns to army, drones for security
 
Sounders’ Marco Pappa gets called up to Guatemala national team
2014-09-01 23:52:04 (24 minutes ago) 
Midfielder will miss at least two games to play for team in El Salvador.
 
Speaker close to climbdown over role of new clerk in House of Commons
2014-09-01 23:43:44 (32 minutes ago) 
 
Camp’s absence an undercurrent at unions’ Labor Day picnic
2014-09-01 23:43:25 (32 minutes ago) 
 
Military carries out operation against the Shabab in Somalia
2014-09-01 23:42:18 (33 minutes ago) 
The U.S. military conducted an operation in Somalia against the Shabab militant group, the Pentagon said late Monday.
 
Speaker close to climbdown over role of new clerk in House of Commons
2014-09-01 23:41:57 (34 minutes ago) 
 
The Real Housewives of Market Basket
2014-09-01 23:40:25 (35 minutes ago) 
At times, the entire Market Basket saga felt like a reality TV show. Here’s what that could have looked like.






 
5 more Seattle schools get cameras to spot speeders
2014-09-01 23:32:00 (44 minutes ago) 
Seattle’s speed-enforcement cameras are spreading to five more school zones this month, covering a total of nine schools.
 
Report: 21 states don't meet emergency prep standards for kids
2014-09-01 23:24:38 (51 minutes ago) 

A new report judges states based on their regulations of emergency preparedness programs in schools and childcares.

       
 
Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?
2014-09-01 23:23:50 (52 minutes ago) 
As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.
 
US attacks al-Shabaab in Somalia
2014-09-01 23:23:47 (52 minutes ago) 
 
Labour backs national flag review
2014-09-01 23:23:39 (52 minutes ago) 
Labour would reintroduce 10-year passports and review the national flag, if elected later this month.
 
Serena Williams reaches US Open quarter-finals in steamy New York
2014-09-01 23:22:05 (54 minutes ago) 
 
Man, 69, missing after his boat capsizes in Flaming Gorge
2014-09-01 23:21:02 (55 minutes ago) 
Divers planned to resume searching Tuesday for a man who went missing in Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
 
Royals stop slide with 4-3 victory over Rangers
2014-09-01 23:20:28 (55 minutes ago) 
 
Cole Hamels, three relievers help Philadelphia no-hit Atlanta
2014-09-01 23:12:03 (1 hours ago) 
Hamels throws six innings before Jake Diekman, Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon each pitched a perfect inning in 7-0 victory over Braves.
 
Police crash injures girl in West Seattle
2014-09-01 23:12:03 (1 hours ago) 
An 11-year-old girl was taken to the hospital Monday night following a crash involving a police car in West Seattle, as an officer responded to a carjacking call, police say.
 
Look at These Incredible Close-Ups of a Volcanic Eruption in Iceland
2014-09-01 23:03:38 (1 hours ago) 
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How your club did in the 2014 summer transfer window
2014-09-01 23:03:32 (1 hours ago) 
 
Tarnishing a Reputation as Storied Warriors
2014-09-01 23:02:34 (1 hours ago) 
The Kurdish pesh merga collapse left tens of thousands of defenseless residents in ISIS’ path, further calling into question fundamental assumptions about Iraq’s security.
 
7-Year-Old Boy Injured While Target Shooting
2014-09-01 23:02:19 (1 hours ago) 
The boy's condition remained undisclosed two days after the accident near Sacramento.






 
US attacks al-Shabaab in Somalia
2014-09-01 23:01:57 (1 hours ago) 
 
Azarenka tops qualifier Krunic to reach US Open QF
2014-09-01 23:00:26 (1 hours ago) 
 
Mexico Turns to Army, Drones for Security
2014-09-01 23:00:03 (1 hours ago) 
Mexico turns to army, increasingly uses drones for security
 
Pair seen running from fire
2014-09-01 22:52:00 (1 hours ago) 
Two youths seen running from the scene of a potentially serious fire in Dunedin last night are being sought by police.
 
Japan rolls out campaign to stockpile toilet paper
2014-09-01 22:43:49 (2 hours ago) 
A message Japan began delivering Monday is a bit unusual, but true enough: Don't wait until it's too late to think about toilet paper.
 
Views for the top 100 YouTube channels have grown 80% in a year
2014-09-01 22:43:45 (2 hours ago) 
 
NATO leaders at this week's summit are expected to endorse a force to resist Russian aggression
2014-09-01 22:43:37 (2 hours ago) 
Leaders are expected to endorse a 4,000-troop force to respond to aggression.
 
An Icy Answer to the Mystery of the Moving Death Valley Stones
2014-09-01 22:42:48 (2 hours ago) 
At last, researchers have figured out the phenomenon known as the “sailing stones,” and the trails they leave, in the desert.
 
Tropical Depression FIVE Forecast Discussion Number 2
2014-09-01 22:42:36 (2 hours ago) 
Issued at 1000 PM CDT MON SEP 01 2014 000 WTNT45 KNHC 020236 TCDAT5 TROPICAL DEPRESSION FIVE DISCUSSION NUMBER 2 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052014 1000 PM CDT MON SEP 01 2014 The depression appears to be gradually organizing this evening as deep convection has developed over the eastern portion of the large circulation. Last-light visible satellite pictures suggested that the center of the depression has likely reformed farther north, which is not surprising given that the depression is still in its formative stage. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the depression in a few hours, and this should assist in determining the center position overnight. Dvorak estimates from TAFB and SAB still support an initial wind speed of 25 kt. Although the depression is forecast to strengthen some on Tuesday, moderate northwesterly shear and dry mid-level air are likely to inhibit significant intensification before landfall. None of the reliable intensity models show much strengthening and the NHC forecast is unchanged from the previous advisory. The somewhat uncertain initial motion is 310/9 kt. The dynamical model guidance indicate that the depression will turn west- northwestward on Tuesday to the south of a mid-level ridge along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast. The guidance is in good agreement on this scenario and the NHC track is close to the middle of the guidance envelope. The updated NHC forecast track is slightly north of the previous advisory due to the more northward initial position. Once inland, the cyclone is forecast to quickly dissipate over the mountains of eastern Mexico. The primary threat from this system is expected to be heavy rainfall, which is likely to cause flash-flooding and mud slides over portions of eastern Mexico. FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS INIT 02/0300Z 21.0N 93.9W 25 KT 30 MPH 12H 02/1200Z 21.7N 95.1W 30 KT 35 MPH 24H 03/0000Z 22.3N 96.6W 35 KT 40 MPH 36H 03/1200Z 22.7N 98.1W 40 KT 45 MPH...INLAND 48H 04/0000Z...DISSIPATED $$ Forecaster Brown
 
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