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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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The Guardian view on the Queen’s speech: it all comes back to Europe
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 05:52:29 (4 minutes ago) 
The legislative programme traipses across all sorts of fields, mixing the good, the bad and the ugly. It felt directionless, but in truth everything was geared towards the EU referendum

A monotone monarch worked her way through a long list that had been handed to her, with the aim of convincing a country that its new government is pulsating with energy and purpose. The Queen’s speech didn’t succeed on that count: it wasn’t coherent enough. There was the odd good idea, as on childcare, and other moves, on devolution, which could work well if they get the details right. There was nasty party stuff on benefits and home affairs. And then there were laws – most notably a bill not to increase taxation – for which there is simply no practical need. The Institute for Government seethed with quiet fury at squandering time – which could be spent on getting useful laws right, or making real things happen – on creating “virtue by statute”.

David Cameron’s blue-blooded talk of blue collar Conservatism could not impose convincing order on this rag-bag programme. Sense can be made of it, however, through a story in three parts. The first, and most fateful, chapter began in January 2013, when – unable to resist backbench pressure any longer – a mid-term prime minister who hadn’t won a majority conceded a referendum on whether Britain should get out of Europe. Mr Cameron is well aware that the Queen’s single line “early legislation will be introduced to provide for an in/out referendum” was the only onetoday that may merit a mention in the history books 100 years from now. He knows, too, that all hopes of making a success of the rest of his premiership now turns upon his handling of the renegotiation of terms with Europe, and the subsequent campaign to persuade his party and country that the haggling has achieved enough. Every other consideration is now subordinate to this task.

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Man arrested for massive downtown Los Angeles blaze
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2015-05-28 05:51:49 (5 minutes ago) 

Dawud Abdulwal was expected to be charged on Thursday.

       
Arrest Opens Window on China’s Role in Designer Drug Market
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2015-05-28 05:51:40 (5 minutes ago) 
A major manufacturer of “spice,” a lethal synthetic, shows the trouble a country with a large, poorly regulated pharmaceutical sector can bring.
Your Thursday Briefing
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2015-05-28 05:51:40 (5 minutes ago) 
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.







EPA expands powers over land use in bid to control water pollution
  Source: The Washington Times - national 2015-05-28 05:51:37 (5 minutes ago) 

The administration announced rules Wednesday to grant federal agencies sweeping environmental oversight over wetlands, ponds and even some ditches in a move supporters said will clean up dirty waters but which critics said was a capstone power grab for a lame-duck president.

Known as the Waters of the United States ...





Mattarella sees recovery, says press on with reforms
  Source: News di English News - ANSA.it 2015-05-28 05:51:35 (5 minutes ago) 
President says political world must create climate for business






The 'echo chamber' effect misleading people on climate change
  Source: The Register 2015-05-28 05:51:26 (5 minutes ago) 
The 'echo chamber' effect misleading people on climate change
  Source: The Register 2015-05-28 05:51:22 (5 minutes ago) 
Dubious bloggers like DeSmogBlog refuse to accept consensus

Trick-cyclists in America have come out with research which could explain why the debate on climate change continues to rumble on, even though there is a solid consensus on the facts of the matter.…

Your stories on childbirth and maternal healthcare around the world
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 05:51:16 (5 minutes ago) 

We asked you to tell us about your experiences of pregnancy and childbirth where you live. Here are some of your stories, from giving birth in a refugee camp in Kenya to a mountain village in Pakistan

While progress has been made on ensuring that more women survive childbirth, basic maternal healthcare remains out of reach for millions of women. Around 800 women die each day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.

As the UN prepares to phase out its millennium development goals, which included the target of cutting maternal deaths by 75%, we asked readers to share their stories of maternal healthcare provision. Here are some of the responses we received.

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Norman Foster's Hong Kong HSBC headquarters tore up the rule book – a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 45
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 05:51:15 (5 minutes ago) 

With the handover of Hong Kong to Beijing looming, HSBC’s board wanted a prominent symbol of their bank’s political power. Norman Foster delivered, taking the 1960s dream of a plug-in, prefab city and making it real

Banks don’t very often play a starring role in protests, unless they are providing the windows to be smashed, the Mammonic effigies to be burned, or the slick corporate infrastructure from which banners may be strung. Which makes the headquarters of HSBC Bank in Hong Kong, Norman Foster’s £700m oil rig of colonial capital, an unusual case.

For a year from 15 October 2011, the sloping granite plaza beneath the tower’s bulging glass belly sheltered the ad hoc tent-and-cardboard city of the Occupy movement. The protesters were fighting not against the tyranny of capitalism, but to preserve some of the very values that this imperial bastion represents: namely democratic rule, threatened by the coming transfer of power to the Chinese state.

Related: New York's twin towers – the 'filing cabinets' that became icons of America: a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 40

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Student gardeners: here's how to grow your own fruit and veg
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 05:51:15 (5 minutes ago) 

Whether seasoned seedsmen or gardening greenhorns, all students can harvest the benefits of growing their own food

From nurturing a few fresh herbs on a windowsill, to making regular trips to your local allotment, growing is the gift that keeps on giving. Gardening can provide fresh food at student-friendly prices. It’s a perfect antidote to work stress and the best way to win someone’s heart, should you wish to.

Whether you’re at one with a trowel, or a gardening novice, there’s always something new to learn. Here’s how to get growing while at university.

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On a sleepless night, solace might be someone else's words in your head
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 05:51:11 (5 minutes ago) 

The books and television shows from our formative years are a special kind of security blanket when you need to re-create a certain feeling

I have been up at 3am a lot lately, the time of the night when, as Alice Munro once put it, everything looks like a “spiteful imitation of itself.” That line is from Munro’s Friend of My Youth, her 1991 collection of short stories that is on the comfort reads sub-list of my security blanket master list – those books and TV shows that I turn to for relief from (mostly) late-night anxiety. Comfort food is great; but there are times when what you need is other people’s words in your head.

The reason I am up late is my five-month-old twins, who are also the reason for that amount of ice cream in my freezer and a playlist on Netflix that includes 30-year-old crime dramas and things that, in saner periods, I wouldn’t dream of watching. (I hit a particularly rough patch at the two-month mark, which you can see reflected in a viewing history that includes the 1987 pilot episode of Inspector Morse and, on YouTube, a BBC news anchor announcing the death of Princess Diana, which is the TV equivalent of a woman rocking back and forth murmuring to herself.)

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Eyewitness: New York
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 05:51:04 (5 minutes ago) 

Photographs from the Eyewitness series

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How Sepp Blatter won the hearts and minds of Africa to ride out Fifa storms
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 05:51:04 (5 minutes ago) 
Your stories on childbirth and maternal healthcare around the world
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 05:51:03 (5 minutes ago) 

We asked you to tell us about your experiences of pregnancy and childbirth where you live. Here are some of your stories, from giving birth in a refugee camp in Kenya to a mountain village in Pakistan

While progress has been made on ensuring that more women survive childbirth, basic maternal healthcare remains out of reach for millions of women. Around 800 women die each day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth.

As the UN prepares to phase out its millennium development goals, which included the target of cutting maternal deaths by 75%, we asked readers to share their stories of maternal healthcare provision. Here are some of the responses we received.

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Jim Jordan leads effort in Congress to ax Export-Import Bank
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch Local and State News 2015-05-28 05:50:58 (5 minutes ago) 
WASHINGTON — Having failed last year to kill an obscure federal agency created to help U.S. companies sell products abroad, the conservative wing of the Republican Party smells blood this year. Their target? The Export-Import Bank, an 81-year-old agency that offers loans and insurance to U.S. companies hoping to increase exports.
Backers push Ohio House panel to loosen concealed-carry rules
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch Local and State News 2015-05-28 05:50:58 (5 minutes ago) 
Jeff Bailey told lawmakers who are considering getting rid of Ohio’s concealed-carry license requirement that he doesn’t want to choose between carrying his gun openly and covering it with a warm jacket.
Ohio charter-school group calls for sponsor exclusions from proposed rules
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch Local and State News 2015-05-28 05:50:58 (5 minutes ago) 
Higher-rated Ohio charter-school sponsors should not be required to report how they spend their money, and no sponsor should be required to spend state money only on oversight and assistance of their schools, an association told lawmakers on Wednesday.
Kids’ mental-health care to be steered to hospitals instead of Netcare
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch Local and State News 2015-05-28 05:50:57 (6 minutes ago) 
Young people in mental crisis are best cared for by those who are well trained in how to help them. A new arrangement in Columbus aims to improve the chances that connection happens, and quickly. It also will free up space for adults with psychiatric illnesses.
FIFA scandal may be probed here
  Source: The Australian | News 2015-05-28 05:50:54 (6 minutes ago) 
The AFP could investigate $500,000 Football Federation Australia paid former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner.




Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 05:50:53 (6 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Why ISIS Is winning, and what might stop It
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-05-28 05:50:48 (6 minutes ago) 
Can an apple watch read your mind?
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-05-28 05:50:48 (6 minutes ago) 
Students give senior trip money to principal with cancer
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-05-28 05:50:48 (6 minutes ago) 
Vladimir Putin accuses US of meddling into FIFA affairs
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-05-28 05:50:42 (6 minutes ago) 




New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 05:50:40 (6 minutes ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






Imports weigh on UK economic growth
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-05-28 05:50:37 (6 minutes ago) 
The UK economy grew by 0.3% in the first quarter, the ONS confirms, with growth being hit by rising imports and a slowdown in the services sector.
Teddy bear lorry crash causes chaos
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-05-28 05:50:37 (6 minutes ago) 
A lorry carrying several tonnes of teddy bears is involved in a major collision, forcing a 16-mile closure of the A14 in Cambridgeshire.
School trip boy left at safari park
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 05:50:36 (6 minutes ago) 
An investigation is launched into how a boy was left at a safari park after a school day trip.
Teddy bear lorry crash causes chaos
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 05:50:36 (6 minutes ago) 
A lorry carrying several tonnes of teddy bears is involved in a major collision, forcing a 16-mile closure of the A14 in Cambridgeshire.




Sleeping cancer cells can 'wake up'
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 05:50:36 (6 minutes ago) 
Scientists say they may be able to explain why some cancers return, many years after they appear to have been cured.
Imports weigh on UK economic growth
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 05:50:36 (6 minutes ago) 
The UK economy grew by 0.3% in the first quarter, the ONS confirms, with growth being hit by rising imports and a slowdown in the services sector.
Johnson-Thompson 'ready' for Worlds
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 05:50:36 (6 minutes ago) 
Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson says she would be disappointed not to win a World Championships medal in Beijing this year.
This American Cocaine Trafficker Tried to Join ISIS
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-05-28 05:47:03 (9 minutes ago) 
Leon Nathan Davis had a family and a sales job — and says he left them behind last fall with a one-way ticket overseas and a plan to join ISIS.







Your stories on childbirth and maternal healthcare around the world
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 05:45:34 (11 minutes ago) 

We asked you to tell us about your experiences of pregnancy and childbirth where you live. Here are some of your stories, from giving birth in a refugee camp in Kenya to a mountain village in Pakistan

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Sydney siege gunman's letter to George Brandis was handled 'appropriately'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 05:45:30 (11 minutes ago) 

Attorney general says letter did not come to his attention at the time and his department did not identify anything in it that ‘raised concerns’

The Abbott government has defended its correspondence-handling procedures after Labor seized on revelations the Sydney siege gunman had written to the attorney general, George Brandis, two months before the deadly attack.

The opposition raised the issue nine times during parliamentary question time on Thursday, prompting the foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, to denounce the “utterly contemptible” attempts to “make political mileage out of a national tragedy”.

Related: Sydney siege inquest recap - episode four

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Anthrax: Pentagon accidentally sent bioweapon to as many as nine states
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 05:45:30 (11 minutes ago) 

Department of Defense meant to send dead or inactivated spores, but government does not believe there is a risk to the public, spokesman says

The Pentagon has conceded it accidentally shipped samples of a live bioweapon across nine states and to a US air base in South Korea.

In an extraordinary Wednesday admission, the Pentagon revealed what it called an “inadvertent transfer of samples containing live Bacillus anthracis,” or anthrax, took place at an unspecified time from a US defense department laboratory in Dugway, Utah.

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Motorist narrowly escapes serious injury after wall collapses on his car
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 05:45:29 (11 minutes ago) 

West Midlands paramedics treat man for minor head wound after bricks and debris from neighbouring wall crush vehicle with him inside

A man had a lucky escape when the wall of a house fell on his car while he was sitting inside.

Paramedics treated the man, in his 60s, for a small head injury after part of a neighbouring wall collapsed on his car while it was parked on the shared driveway. Brick rubble and debris crushed the car and another vehicle, after falling six metres (20ft) to the drive below.

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We need to talk about periods: why is menstruation still holding girls back?
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 05:45:27 (11 minutes ago) 

On the second Menstrual Hygiene Day, Ellie Mae O’Hagan looks at what NGOs are doing to break the taboo around periods

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Russia’s Vladimir Putin accuses United States of ‘meddling’ over Fifa arrests
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 05:45:27 (11 minutes ago) 
• ‘This is yet another blatant attempt to extend its jurisdiction to other states’
• Russian president says arrests are ‘clear attempt’ to stop Blatter re-election
• Fifa crisis live: Blatter under pressure amid arrests Continue reading...




Norman Foster's Hong Kong HSBC headquarters tore up the rule book – a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 45
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 05:45:16 (11 minutes ago) 

With the handover of Hong Kong to Beijing looming, HSBC’s board wanted a prominent symbol of their bank’s political power. Norman Foster delivered, taking the 1960s dream of a plug-in, prefab city and making it real

Banks don’t very often play a starring role in protests, unless they are providing the windows to be smashed, the Mammonic effigies to be burned, or the slick corporate infrastructure from which banners may be strung. Which makes the headquarters of HSBC Bank in Hong Kong, Norman Foster’s £700m oil rig of colonial capital, an unusual case.

For a year from 15 October 2011, the sloping granite plaza beneath the tower’s bulging glass belly sheltered the ad hoc tent-and-cardboard city of the Occupy movement. The protesters were fighting not against the tyranny of capitalism, but to preserve some of the very values that this imperial bastion represents: namely democratic rule, threatened by the coming transfer of power to the Chinese state.

Related: New York's twin towers – the 'filing cabinets' that became icons of America: a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 40

Continue reading...
Student gardeners: here's how to grow your own fruit and veg
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 05:45:15 (11 minutes ago) 

Whether seasoned seedsmen or gardening greenhorns, all students can harvest the benefits of growing their own food

From nurturing a few fresh herbs on a windowsill, to making regular trips to your local allotment, growing is the gift that keeps on giving. Gardening can provide fresh food at student-friendly prices. It’s a perfect antidote to work stress and the best way to win someone’s heart, should you wish to.

Whether you’re at one with a trowel, or a gardening novice, there’s always something new to learn. Here’s how to get growing while at university.

Continue reading...
On a sleepless night, solace might be someone else's words in your head
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 05:45:11 (11 minutes ago) 

The books and television shows from our formative years are a special kind of security blanket when you need to re-create a certain feeling

I have been up at 3am a lot lately, the time of the night when, as Alice Munro once put it, everything looks like a “spiteful imitation of itself.” That line is from Munro’s Friend of My Youth, her 1991 collection of short stories that is on the comfort reads sub-list of my security blanket master list – those books and TV shows that I turn to for relief from (mostly) late-night anxiety. Comfort food is great; but there are times when what you need is other people’s words in your head.

The reason I am up late is my five-month-old twins, who are also the reason for that amount of ice cream in my freezer and a playlist on Netflix that includes 30-year-old crime dramas and things that, in saner periods, I wouldn’t dream of watching. (I hit a particularly rough patch at the two-month mark, which you can see reflected in a viewing history that includes the 1987 pilot episode of Inspector Morse and, on YouTube, a BBC news anchor announcing the death of Princess Diana, which is the TV equivalent of a woman rocking back and forth murmuring to herself.)

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Space Station remodelling
  Source: ESA in depth 2015-05-28 05:44:33 (12 minutes ago) 

The International Space Station’s Permanent Multipurpose Module was detached and moved by the main robotic arm to another place on the orbiting laboratory yesterday.

Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 05:44:11 (12 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics




Why ISIS is winning, and how to stop it
  Source: CNN.com 2015-05-28 05:42:10 (14 minutes ago) 
A combination of Iraqi forces has converged on Ramadi in an effort to reverse ISIS' stunning success in seizing the city.
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 05:41:36 (15 minutes ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






SA denies organising World Cup bribe
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-05-28 05:41:20 (15 minutes ago) 
South Africa's football body strongly denies allegations that the country organised a $10m (£6.5m) bribe to top Fifa officials to host the 2010 World Cup.
SA denies organising World Cup bribe
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 05:41:13 (15 minutes ago) 
South Africa's football body strongly denies allegations that the country organised a $10m (£6.5m) bribe to top Fifa officials to host the 2010 World Cup.
Fifa election should go ahead - Dyke
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 05:41:11 (15 minutes ago) 
English Football Association chairman Greg Dyke says Friday's Fifa presidential election should still go ahead.




Putin accuses US of meddling into FIFA affairs
  Source: AP Top News 2015-05-28 05:40:55 (16 minutes ago) 
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin says the United States is meddling in FIFA's affairs in an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country. Putin said in televised comments Thursday that it is "odd" that the probe was launched at the request of U.S. officials for crimes which do not involve its citizens and did not happen in the United States....
Bill Gates Thinks This Is the Deadliest Threat to Humankind
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2015-05-28 05:40:53 (16 minutes ago) 
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Floods in Vulnerable Houston No Surprise, Despite Controls
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2015-05-28 05:40:53 (16 minutes ago) 
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Putin accuses US of meddling into FIFA affairs
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2015-05-28 05:40:51 (16 minutes ago) 
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin says the United States is meddling in FIFA's affairs in an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country....
Local Government Insider: Circleville charter proposal may go away
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch Local and State News 2015-05-28 05:40:48 (16 minutes ago) 
So it’s back to the drawing board for officials in Circleville. Or maybe not. No one is sure what will happen now that voters (pretty resoundingly) turned down a suggested governing charter in the election this month.




Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 05:40:26 (16 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Teen 2nd gunned down in Walnut Hills this year
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2015-05-28 05:40:23 (16 minutes ago) 

A teen was shot to death just before 3 p.m. in Walnut Hills near the corner of Park Avenue and William Howard Taft Road.

        
Fire victims trying to recover, resume lives
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2015-05-28 05:40:23 (16 minutes ago) 

Tenants have had limited access to their old building, where Cincinnati firefighter Daryl Gordon was killed when he fell down an elevator shaft battling the blaze.

        
Overnight: 1 dead, 2 shot, 1 critically beaten
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2015-05-28 05:40:23 (16 minutes ago) 

The night ended with a 23-year-old man shot inside a bootleg cab around 11 p.m. in the 3600 block of McHenry Avenue in Westwood, said Lt. Tim Brown, the night chief.

        
Full Episode: Nightline 05/27/15: How 'Free Range' Parents Charged With Child Neglect Launched New Parenting Debate
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-05-28 05:40:19 (16 minutes ago) 
Going Through Breast Reduction Surgery as a Teenager; On the Town with Country Star Sam Hunt




New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 05:40:18 (16 minutes ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






Full Episode: Nightline 05/27/15: How 'Free Range' Parents Charged With Child Neglect Launched New Parenting Debate
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-05-28 05:40:15 (16 minutes ago) 
Going Through Breast Reduction Surgery as a Teenager; On the Town with Country Star Sam Hunt
AP Interview: Serb Far-Right Leader to Fight Extradition
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-05-28 05:40:14 (16 minutes ago) 
AP Interview: Serb far-right leader to fight extradition to UN tribunal in Serbian courts
Motorist narrowly escapes serious injury after wall collapses on his car
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 05:31:45 (25 minutes ago) 

West Midlands paramedics treat man for minor head wound after bricks and debris from neighbouring wall crush vehicle with him inside

A man had a lucky escape when the wall of a house fell on his car while he was sitting inside.

Paramedics treated the man, in his 60s, for a small head injury after part of a neighbouring wall collapsed on his car while it was parked on the shared driveway. Brick rubble and debris crushed the car and another vehicle, after falling six metres (20ft) to the drive below.

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Water: the strangest chemical in the universe – video
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 05:30:52 (26 minutes ago) 
You think you know water, but you don't. It's odd. And if it wasn't so odd, you wouldn't be here. So how does this seemingly everyday substance turn out to be an epic scientific story of a strange molecule that connects you to everyone and everything on Earth – and the rest of the universe. Alok Jha explains Continue reading...




Microsoft Windows 10 free upgrade: five questions answered
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 05:30:52 (26 minutes ago) 

Last week’s column on Windows 10 resulted in many more readers’ questions. Here’s a handful, though nothing is certain until Microsoft launches the code

Can you please tell me how to go about obtaining the free Windows 10 for my laptop, which is currently operating on Windows 8.0? Eric

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Disastrous consequences for Baku's 'clean up' ahead of European Games
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 05:30:52 (26 minutes ago) 

After a devastating blaze kills 16, residents are criticising Azerbaijan’s attempts to whitewash the city for its international visitors. Eurasianet.org and Meydan TV report

The Azeri government has come under intense criticism after a controversial series of bans, arrests and a devastating fire have marred its projects to “clean up” the city ahead of the European Games in June.

Nine people have been arrested and an investigation launched into the widespread use of flammable plastic cladding in renovation projects on central streets designed to present a “veneer of prosperity” to visitors, opposition leaders said.

With 6,000 athletes from 50 countries participating the ​​games offer an opportunity to raise Azerbaijan’s profile

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Motorist narrowly escapes serious injury after wall collapses on his car
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 05:30:52 (26 minutes ago) 

West Midlands paramedics treat man for minor head wound after bricks and debris from neighbouring wall crush vehicle with him inside

A man had a lucky escape when the wall of a house fell on his car while he was sitting inside.

Paramedics treated the man, in his 60s, for a small head injury after part of a neighbouring wall collapsed on his car while it was parked on the shared driveway. Brick rubble and debris crushed the car and another vehicle, after falling six metres (20ft) to the drive below.

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Georgia man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2015-05-28 05:30:51 (26 minutes ago) 

During his 30-minute plea hearing, Davis told a judge he bought a one-way ticket to fly from Atlanta to Turkey last October.

       
Space Station remodelling
  Source: ESA Top News 2015-05-28 05:30:47 (26 minutes ago) 

The International Space Station’s Permanent Multipurpose Module was detached and moved by the main robotic arm to another place on the orbiting laboratory yesterday.





Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 05:30:45 (26 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Man Dies After Doing 56 Shots, Bartender Found Guilty of Manslaughter
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2015-05-28 05:30:39 (26 minutes ago) 
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Five things to start your day
  Source: CNN.com 2015-05-28 05:30:36 (26 minutes ago) 
The FIFA fallout continues. Texas could see more storms for the next five days. And comedian Tracy Morgan settles with Walmart over a deadly crash.
The Latest: 23 seeds in action on Day 5 of French Open
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-05-28 05:30:33 (26 minutes ago) 
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 05:30:31 (26 minutes ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.










Fifa election should go ahead - Dyke
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-05-28 05:30:28 (26 minutes ago) 
English Football Association chairman Greg Dyke says Friday's Fifa presidential election should still go ahead.
Man fleeing police gets stuck in mud
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 05:30:27 (26 minutes ago) 
A police suspect who got stuck waist-deep in mud when he tried to avoid officers is rescued by firefighters and the coastguard.
Water: the strangest chemical in the universe – video
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 05:30:18 (26 minutes ago) 
You think you know water, but you don't. It's odd. And if it wasn't so odd, you wouldn't be here. So how does this seemingly everyday substance turn out to be an epic scientific story of a strange molecule that connects you to everyone and everything on Earth – and the rest of the universe. Alok Jha explains Continue reading...
Microsoft Windows 10 free upgrade: five questions answered
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 05:30:16 (26 minutes ago) 

Last week’s column on Windows 10 resulted in many more readers’ questions. Here’s a handful, though nothing is certain until Microsoft launches the code

Can you please tell me how to go about obtaining the free Windows 10 for my laptop, which is currently operating on Windows 8.0? Eric

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Disastrous consequences for Baku's 'clean up' ahead of European Games
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 05:30:15 (26 minutes ago) 

After a devastating blaze kills 16, residents are criticising Azerbaijan’s attempts to whitewash the city for its international visitors. Eurasianet.org and Meydan TV report

The Azeri government has come under intense criticism after a controversial series of bans, arrests and a devastating fire have marred its projects to “clean up” the city ahead of the European Games in June.

Nine people have been arrested and an investigation launched into the widespread use of flammable plastic cladding in renovation projects on central streets designed to present a “veneer of prosperity” to visitors, opposition leaders said.

With 6,000 athletes from 50 countries participating the ​​games offer an opportunity to raise Azerbaijan’s profile

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A moment that changed me – my marriage proposal
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 05:30:10 (26 minutes ago) 

It was a sunny day in Regent’s Park. I couldn’t swallow. Armed with nothing more than a ring, a picnic and a playlist, I got down on one knee

Anyone witnessing it would have been puzzled – slightly scared, even: an obviously anxious man jumping up and down, arms waving, a few tears and a bit (a lot) of snot on his face in a public park, with a young woman opposite him looking startled.

I’m not even sure if there were witnesses. I had developed some kind of tunnel vision that evening. My field of vision was limited to one single thing. Thing? Awful choice of word. Woman? Wouldn’t do it justice. Miracle? Syrupy overkill. But “person” is too pedestrian. Fuck it, I’ll go with miracle. Let’s call a spade a spade.

Related: A moment that changed me – my first chemotherapy session | Elizabeth Wurtzel

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Albert Johanneson: first black footballer to play in the FA Cup final
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 05:30:10 (26 minutes ago) 
Albert Johanneson was racially abused during his childhood and left South Africa in 1961 but the shy and skilful Leeds United winger struggled in England too and was left traumatised by events at the 1965 FA Cup final

The players are in the Wembley tunnel. Liverpool are on the right, Leeds are on the left. Among the players in white is Albert Johanneson, a South African who is about to make history. He is to become the first black player to play in the FA Cup final.

Except, he wants to be back in the dressing room, away from the abuse. His confidence is drained, his body is shaking. He spends much of the time before the game in the toilet vomiting and suffering from diarrhoea. He asks Don Revie if he can be dropped. The Leeds manager refuses. Waiting to go out on to the turf, he is approached by someone who says: “You’ve got no chance looking like you do. Our fans will murder you.”

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Man Arrested for Massive Downtown Los Angeles Blaze
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-05-28 05:30:01 (26 minutes ago) 
Authorities arrest man for massive Los Angeles blaze that burned unfinished apartment building
Louise Nicholas' life-changing experience mentoring police recruits
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2015-05-28 05:29:41 (27 minutes ago) 
Louise Nicholas never dreamed she would be standing at the Royal New Zealand Police College watching a class of recruits graduate in her name.
Lottery winner denies cheating syndicate of millions
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2015-05-28 05:29:40 (27 minutes ago) 
Courier turned multi-millionaire Gary Baron has broken his silence to publicly deny he cheated 14 former colleagues of a share in a $16.6 million (NZD$17.6 million) lottery windfall.




Authorities arrest man for massive Los Angeles blaze that burned unfinished apartment building
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-05-28 05:29:39 (27 minutes ago) 
Gene Testing Often Gets It Wrong
  Source: Slashdot 2015-05-28 05:29:22 (27 minutes ago) 
BarbaraHudson writes: ABC is reporting that gene tests for risk of specific diseases are not as accurate as we'd like to think, with different labs giving different interpretations. Over 400 gene variants that could help one make medical decisions regarding breast and ovarian cancer or heart disease have different interpretations from different labs according to the study. "The magnitude of this problem is bigger than most people thought," said Michael Watson, executive director of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, one of the study's authors. Researchers caution consumers to be careful when choosing where to have a gene test done and acting on the results.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Don't Overthink It, Less Is More When It Comes To Creativity
  Source: Scientific American - News 2015-05-28 05:29:10 (27 minutes ago) 
New research reveals unexpected brain regions contribute to creativity.

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Chuck Blazer, a Soccer Bon Vivant Laid Low
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2015-05-28 05:28:02 (28 minutes ago) 
A long-time soccer power broker had an enormous appetite for expensive meals, luxury travel, and, according to federal authorities, corrupt self-enrichment.
New Jersey Faces a Transportation Funding Crisis, With No Clear Solution
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2015-05-28 05:28:02 (28 minutes ago) 
As commuters bemoan the mounting delays and disruptions, the state is dealing with aging infrastructure and a lack of money to fix it.











Review: ‘San Andreas,’ Dwayne Johnson Rushes to Rescue His Collapsing World
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2015-05-28 05:28:02 (28 minutes ago) 
The big earthquake in this film has its pros and cons: On the one hand, tearing California asunder. On the other, bringing a family together.







117-Degree Heat Wave Kills Almost 1,400 in India
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-05-28 05:27:10 (29 minutes ago) 
A heat wave has killed at least 1,371 people this week as temperatures soared to almost 117 degrees in India.







The Wall Street Journal: ECB’s Nowotny says bank can’t give Greece interim funding
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2015-05-28 05:26:18 (30 minutes ago) 
The European Central Bank isn’t able to provide interim funding to Greece under current rules, according to a member of the central bank’s governing council.
The Wall Street Journal: Visa threatens to end deal as pressure on FIFA mounts
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2015-05-28 05:26:17 (30 minutes ago) 
Visa a leading FIFA partner since 2007, said investigations into alleged corruption could prompt the company to end its agreement.
Norman Foster's Hong Kong HSBC headquarters tore up the rule book – a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 45
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 05:25:14 (31 minutes ago) 

With the handover of Hong Kong to Beijing looming, HSBC’s board wanted a prominent symbol of their bank’s political power. Norman Foster delivered, taking the 1960s dream of a plug-in, prefab city and making it real

Banks don’t very often play a starring role in protests, unless they are providing the windows to be smashed, the Mammonic effigies to be burned, or the slick corporate infrastructure from which banners may be strung. Which makes the headquarters of HSBC Bank in Hong Kong, Norman Foster’s £700m oil rig of colonial capital, an unusual case.

For a year from 15 October 2011, the sloping granite plaza beneath the tower’s bulging glass belly sheltered the ad hoc tent-and-cardboard city of the Occupy movement. The protesters were fighting not against the tyranny of capitalism, but to preserve some of the very values that this imperial bastion represents: namely democratic rule, threatened by the coming transfer of power to the Chinese state.

Related: New York's twin towers – the 'filing cabinets' that became icons of America: a history of cities in 50 buildings, day 40

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A moment that changed me – my marriage proposal
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 05:24:54 (32 minutes ago) 

It was a sunny day in Regent’s Park. I couldn’t swallow. Armed with nothing more than a ring, a picnic and a playlist, I got down on one knee

Anyone witnessing it would have been puzzled – slightly scared, even: an obviously anxious man jumping up and down, arms waving, a few tears and a bit (a lot) of snot on his face in a public park, with a young woman opposite him looking startled.

I’m not even sure if there were witnesses. I had developed some kind of tunnel vision that evening. My field of vision was limited to one single thing. Thing? Awful choice of word. Woman? Wouldn’t do it justice. Miracle? Syrupy overkill. But “person” is too pedestrian. Fuck it, I’ll go with miracle. Let’s call a spade a spade.

Related: A moment that changed me – my first chemotherapy session | Elizabeth Wurtzel

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Albert Johanneson: first black footballer to play in the FA Cup final
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 05:24:54 (32 minutes ago) 
Albert Johanneson was racially abused during his childhood and left South Africa in 1961 but the shy and skilful Leeds United winger struggled in England too and was left traumatised by events at the 1965 FA Cup final

The players are in the Wembley tunnel. Liverpool are on the right, Leeds are on the left. Among the players in white is Albert Johanneson, a South African who is about to make history. He is to become the first black player to play in the FA Cup final.

Except, he wants to be back in the dressing room, away from the abuse. His confidence is drained, his body is shaking. He spends much of the time before the game in the toilet vomiting and suffering from diarrhoea. He asks Don Revie if he can be dropped. The Leeds manager refuses. Waiting to go out on to the turf, he is approached by someone who says: “You’ve got no chance looking like you do. Our fans will murder you.”

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 05:23:58 (32 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Homeowners clean up after Texas, Oklahoma floods; death toll climbs to 21
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2015-05-28 05:21:38 (35 minutes ago) 
Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 21 people dead and 11 others missing.
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 05:21:28 (35 minutes ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.










Did UK state collude with NI killers?
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 05:21:08 (35 minutes ago) 
Did the state collude with NI killers?
U2 mourn 'irreplaceable' tour manager
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 05:21:05 (35 minutes ago) 
U2 are mourning the death of their "irreplaceable" tour manager Dennis Sheehan who has died of a suspected cardiac arrest.
Retreat forms Embayment at Kropotkina Glacier in Novaya Zemlya
  Source: AGU Blogosphere 2015-05-28 05:20:17 (36 minutes ago) 
Kropotkina Glacier is a tidewater glacier on the southeast coast of Novaya Zemlya that drain into Vlaseva Bay.  The glaciers terminate in the Kara Sea and has been retreating like all tidewater glaciers in Novaya Zemlya LEGOS, 2006 .  The map shown below from this project indicate the lack of an embayment in 1952, red dashed line and limited retreat from 1952-1988, with 1988 being the yellow line. Carr et al (2014) identified an …
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 05:20:16 (36 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 05:20:08 (36 minutes ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.










China's Hanergy Under Investigation by Hong Kong Regulator
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-05-28 05:20:05 (36 minutes ago) 
HK regulator investigating Chinese solar panel maker Hanergy after unexplained stock plunge
EU Nations, Parliament Reach Deal on Major Investment Plan
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-05-28 05:20:05 (36 minutes ago) 
EU nations, parliament get deal on major investment plan to release hundreds of billions
Elephant Numbers Plunge in Mozambique Because of Poachers
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-05-28 05:20:05 (36 minutes ago) 
Study says elephant numbers plunged in Mozambique due to poachers, but Uganda numbers are up
Don't Overthink It, Less Is More When It Comes To Creativity
  Source: Scientific American 2015-05-28 05:11:26 (45 minutes ago) 
New research reveals unexpected brain regions contribute to creativity.

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
A Wartime Bomb, Unearthed in Germany, Recalls Darker Days
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2015-05-28 05:11:19 (45 minutes ago) 
Unexploded ordnance, covered over in haste or in oversight, is cause for alarm — and for wide-scale evacuations — long after World War II.




Europe Markets: European stocks lose ground on mixed messages over Greece deal
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2015-05-28 05:11:06 (45 minutes ago) 
Stocks across Europe fall as a reported deal between debt-laden Greece and its creditors fails to come through.
Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United evolution: who stays and who goes?
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 05:10:53 (46 minutes ago) 
Louis van Gaal has had 10 months to make up his mind about the Manchester United squad he inherited and has already warned the players that it will be a ‘rough summer’ for some of them

Víctor Valdés Age 33 Games last season 2

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 05:10:46 (46 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
The folly of Morsy's death sentence
  Source: CNN.com - World 2015-05-28 05:10:40 (46 minutes ago) 
The future of Mideast democracy requires engaging pluralists and modernizers within the powerful Muslim Brotherhood
Mob burns teen alive
  Source: CNN.com - World 2015-05-28 05:10:40 (46 minutes ago) 
A large crowd stands by as a teenage girl -- beaten and bloodied -- writhes on the ground, her body engulfed in flames.




1,400 die in heat wave
  Source: CNN.com - World 2015-05-28 05:10:40 (46 minutes ago) 
Mallayia Baddula sits barefoot beneath the shelter of his hut in Perepally, a small village outside Hyderabad.
U2 tour manager dies
  Source: CNN.com - World 2015-05-28 05:10:40 (46 minutes ago) 
Longtime U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan died Wednesday, the band said on its website.
Natelee Holloway's father opens up about new lead
  Source: CNN.com - World 2015-05-28 05:10:40 (46 minutes ago) 
It's been 10 years since Natalee Holloway vanished while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba, and after a decade of false hopes and dead ends, her father has never stopped looking for her.
Australia: ISIS mom should be punished
  Source: CNN.com - World 2015-05-28 05:10:40 (46 minutes ago) 
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the wife of an Australian ISIS fighter who posted a photo of their son holding a severed head would face the "full severity" of the law if she dared to return home.
FIFA corruption scandal: What happens next?
  Source: CNN.com - World 2015-05-28 05:10:40 (46 minutes ago) 
The unprecedented U.S. investigation into FIFA, world soccer's governing body, has sent shock waves rippling across the globe.




'Catfish' star held in terror threat
  Source: CNN.com - U.S. 2015-05-28 05:10:40 (46 minutes ago) 
Washington transit police arrested one of the most controversial subjects of the MTV show "Catfish" Wednesday on charges he made "terroristic threats" by calling in false bomb threats and other hoaxes.
New lead in Natalee Holloway case?
  Source: CNN.com - U.S. 2015-05-28 05:10:40 (46 minutes ago) 
It's been 10 years since Natalee Holloway vanished while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba, and after a decade of false hopes and dead ends, her father has never stopped looking for her.
U.S. military wants China to know they are losing patience
  Source: CNN.com - U.S. 2015-05-28 05:10:40 (46 minutes ago) 
CNN's Jim Sciutto recently got exclusive access to a U.S. Navy surveillance plane on a secret mission near China, where they flew over a string of man-made islands. China's Navy issued eight warnings to the plane and told it to leave the area. On Tuesday, Jim answered questions from the Reddit community during an "Ask me anything" session. Below are highlights from the conversation.
Texas flood victim sees river sweep through home
  Source: CNN.com - U.S. 2015-05-28 05:10:40 (46 minutes ago) 
At least 35 people have died in the severe weather over the past five days. Fortunately for the Perez family, they were able to survive. FULL STORY
Water main break disrupts water service to Brockton
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-05-28 05:10:35 (46 minutes ago) 

BROCKTON  — Officials in Brockton have declared a state of emergency after a water main break interrupted service tens of thousands of residents in the city and nearby Whitman.

The state issued a boil water order for the two communities Wednesday, expected to remain in effect for 24 hours. Brockton was distributing bottled water to residents at four middle schools Wednesday afternoon and evening. Residents of nearby Hanson who get Brockton water service also were affected.





Split decision: Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi convertible
  Source: The Register 2015-05-28 05:10:34 (46 minutes ago) 
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 05:10:33 (46 minutes ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






Split decision: Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi convertible
  Source: The Register 2015-05-28 05:10:30 (46 minutes ago) 
Two-into-one does go

Review Convergence. Wretched word. But one particularly liked by hardware wallahs trying to convince us that instead of buying a laptop and a tablet, we should buy something that is a laptop and a tablet. Asus is king of the convergers.…

AUDIO: Corinne Blatter: My father will survive
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-05-28 05:10:29 (46 minutes ago) 
The daughter of Fifa president Sepp Blatter says her father will survive the Fifa scandal.
Bakery to appeal 'gay cake' decision
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 05:10:29 (46 minutes ago) 
The Christian-run bakery at the centre of a discrimination case over a so-called 'gay cake' is to appeal.




Swedes want 'equal' World Cup (for women)
  Source: The Local - Sweden's news in English 2015-05-28 05:10:28 (46 minutes ago) 
Swedish TV channel TV4 plans to describe the upcoming global women's football contest in Canada as the 'World Cup', as part of efforts to promote equality in the sport, but Fifa has said it will be in breach of contract unless it uses its full title the 'Fifa Women's World Cup'.
Elephant numbers plunge in Mozambique because of poachers
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 05:10:26 (46 minutes ago) 
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Conservationists say the elephant population in Mozambique has dropped nearly 50 percent in the last five years because of poaching, but cite good news from Uganda, where the elephant population is increasing....
Elephant numbers plunge in Mozambique because of poachers
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 05:10:26 (46 minutes ago) 
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Conservationists say the elephant population in Mozambique has dropped nearly 50 percent in the last five years because of poaching, but cite good news from Uganda, where the elephant population is increasing....
Elephant numbers plunge in Mozambique because of poachers
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 05:10:26 (46 minutes ago) 
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Conservationists say the elephant population in Mozambique has dropped nearly 50 percent in the last five years because of poaching, but cite good news from Uganda, where the elephant population is increasing....
Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United evolution: who stays and who goes?
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 05:10:18 (46 minutes ago) 
Louis van Gaal has had 10 months to make up his mind about the Manchester United squad he inherited and has already warned the players that it will be a ‘rough summer’ for some of them

Víctor Valdés Age 33 Games last season 2

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French Open 2015: day five – live!
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 05:10:17 (46 minutes ago) 
Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Heather Watson, Rafael Nadal and Madison Keys all in action on a busy day at Roland GarrosAnd email jacob.steinberg@theguardian.com or tweet @JacobSteinberg

10.00am BST

It’s a huge shame Kyle Edmund had to pull out. His match against Nick Kyrgios could have been outstanding. Ah well. I’m sure they’ll meet again in the future. And it sounds like Edmund had no choice but to withdraw after injuring stomach muscles. “Kyle felt something after his qualifying matches,” said Great Britain’s Davis Cup captain, Leon Smith. “And since the match against Robert it has got worse. He has muscle damage in his stomach. The advice we had was that if he went on court for even a set, it could damage it further and put him out for six, seven, eight weeks. He played four fantastic matches here, he will quite possibly be in the top 100 when the next rankings come out. Why risk ruining your summer?”

9.30am BST

Hello. This could be a day to remember. This day could be even better than the time you managed to fit a whole packet of Hula Hoops in your mouth. Even better than the time you watched a whole Really. That good. Look up and down the order of play. Go on. Have a look. See? Good, isn’t it? It’s a multi-course tasting menu of tennis deliciousness. Grab the popcorn, settle in, take a seat, don’t go anywhere.

We were to begin with a battle of two 20-year-old whizzkids on Court 7, Britain’s Kyle Edmund, fresh from his first ever win at a grand slam, taking on Australian necklace model Nick Kyrgios, who you might remember from past classics such as that time he knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon last year, for crying out loud. But Edmund sadly retired from the tournament late on Wednesday, meaning the Australian could be up against Andy Murray in the third round – assuming that he makes it past the talented Portuguese, Joao Sousa, who could pose a few problems for the British No1.

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UK will quit EU unless PM's reforms go through, says Philip Hammond
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 05:10:15 (46 minutes ago) 

Foreign secretary believes Britons will opt to leave union unless EU leaders agree to changes and adds that referendum campaign could launch in spring 2016

Britain will vote to leave the EU unless European leaders agree to a “substantial package of reform” demanded by David Cameron, the foreign secretary has warned.

As the prime minister embarked on a two-day tour of four European capitals to lobby EU leaders, Philip Hammond indicated that No 10 would like to keep open the option of a referendum next year when he suggested that negotiations could be concluded by the end of winter.

Related: Cameron sets off on mission to win over EU leaders

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Tropical Depression Forms in Pacific; First of Season
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-05-28 05:10:04 (46 minutes ago) 
Tropical depression forms in Pacific far off Mexico's coast; first of eastern Pacific season
Just desserts for Tip Top boysenberry at awards night
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2015-05-28 05:09:48 (47 minutes ago) 
Tip Top's boysenberry ripple icecream has scooped the top title at the annual New Zealand Icecream Awards.
Tropical depression forms in Pacific far off Mexico's coast; first of eastern Pacific season
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-05-28 05:09:46 (47 minutes ago) 




Inside a Redbox Machine
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-05-28 05:08:46 (48 minutes ago) 
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Tiny-house trend builds momentum in Cleveland, with Detroit Shoreway project planned (photos)
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-05-28 05:08:40 (48 minutes ago) 
On Cleveland's West Side, Citizens Bank is donating $140,000 to build a 557-square-foot house - a pilot project that might be the first of many small homes in the city's Detroit Shoreway neighborhood.
Northeast Ohio set for clear skies and warm temperatures today
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-05-28 05:08:40 (48 minutes ago) 
Rain will not be a problem today: Skies will be mostly sunny with a high of 78 in Cleveland.
[Ticker] EU ombudsman to investigate 'trialogues'
  Source: News from EUobserver.com 2015-05-28 05:07:39 (49 minutes ago) 
The European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, announced on Thursday she will investigate the transparency of "trialogues", the informal and secretive meetings of representatives of national governments and the European Parliament which are increasingly used to reach final agreement on details of EU legislation.






Consumer confidence down in May
  Source: News di English News - ANSA.it 2015-05-28 05:07:37 (49 minutes ago) 
Consumer index drops to 105.7 from 108 in April










Record smashed at LHC as machine limbers up for its second run
  Source: New Scientist - Online News 2015-05-28 05:07:27 (49 minutes ago) 
CERN's recently restarted Large Hadron Collider has collided two proton beams at a record energy of 13 teraelectronvolts, meaning experiments are about to resume







How Sepp Blatter Runs FIFA 'Like a Chicago Politician'
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-05-28 05:07:17 (49 minutes ago) 
FIFA President Sepp Blatter isn't named in the Justice Department's indictment of 14 top world soccer figures — despite years of accusations.







Brett Arends's ROI: Simple math will determine what happens to stocks when rates rise
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2015-05-28 05:06:24 (50 minutes ago) 
It will not be pretty, as bonds reprice and stocks hit a wall, says Brett Arends.
Disastrous consequences for Baku's 'clean up' ahead of European Games
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 05:05:20 (51 minutes ago) 

After a devastating blaze kills 16, residents are criticising Azerbaijan’s attempts to whitewash the city for its international visitors. Eurasianet.org and Meydan TV report

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French Open 2015: day five – live!
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 05:05:02 (51 minutes ago) 
Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Heather Watson, Rafael Nadal and Madison Keys all in action on a busy day at Roland GarrosAnd email jacob.steinberg@theguardian.com or tweet @JacobSteinberg

10.00am BST

It’s a huge shame Kyle Edmund had to pull out. His match against Nick Kyrgios could have been outstanding. Ah well. I’m sure they’ll meet again in the future. And it sounds like Edmund had no choice but to withdraw after injuring stomach muscles. “Kyle felt something after his qualifying matches,” said Great Britain’s Davis Cup captain, Leon Smith. “And since the match against Robert it has got worse. He has muscle damage in his stomach. The advice we had was that if he went on court for even a set, it could damage it further and put him out for six, seven, eight weeks. He played four fantastic matches here, he will quite possibly be in the top 100 when the next rankings come out. Why risk ruining your summer?”

9.30am BST

Hello. This could be a day to remember. This day could be even better than the time you managed to fit a whole packet of Hula Hoops in your mouth. Even better than the time you watched a whole Really. That good. Look up and down the order of play. Go on. Have a look. See? Good, isn’t it? It’s a multi-course tasting menu of tennis deliciousness. Grab the popcorn, settle in, take a seat, don’t go anywhere.

We were to begin with a battle of two 20-year-old whizzkids on Court 7, Britain’s Kyle Edmund, fresh from his first ever win at a grand slam, taking on Australian necklace model Nick Kyrgios, who you might remember from past classics such as that time he knocked Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon last year, for crying out loud. But Edmund sadly retired from the tournament late on Wednesday, meaning the Australian could be up against Andy Murray in the third round – assuming that he makes it past the talented Portuguese, Joao Sousa, who could pose a few problems for the British No1.

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UK will quit EU unless PM's reforms go through, says Philip Hammond
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 05:05:00 (51 minutes ago) 

Foreign secretary believes Britons will opt to leave union unless EU leaders agree to changes and adds that referendum campaign could launch in spring 2016

Britain will vote to leave the EU unless European leaders agree to a “substantial package of reform” demanded by David Cameron, the foreign secretary has warned.

As the prime minister embarked on a two-day tour of four European capitals to lobby EU leaders, Philip Hammond indicated that No 10 would like to keep open the option of a referendum next year when he suggested that negotiations could be concluded by the end of winter.

Related: Cameron sets off on mission to win over EU leaders

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 05:04:05 (52 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
NFL lineman Ray McDonald arrested again
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-05-28 05:01:36 (55 minutes ago) 
Arsenal looks to retain FA Cup to salvage season
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-05-28 05:01:36 (55 minutes ago) 
US, Swiss timed FIFA raids for maximum effect
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-05-28 05:01:36 (55 minutes ago) 




Lottery ticket dispensers may start checking buyers' ages
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-05-28 05:01:36 (55 minutes ago) 

BRAINTREE — The Massachusetts State Lottery is considering installing thousands of new self-service machines that would verify the purchaser's age.

More than 8,500 new lottery ticket dispensers would be installed at supermarkets and bars and all of them would require players to scan their driver's licenses proving they're 18 or older.

As of now, the machines accept money and dispense tickets without checking ages.

Lottery officials say they hope the technology will help them retain customers in light of the introduction of casinos into Massachusetts.

New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 05:01:28 (55 minutes ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






Food bug 'found in 73% of chickens'
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-05-28 05:01:13 (55 minutes ago) 
A year-long study finds 73% of fresh shop-bought chicken tested positive for food poisoning bug campylobacter.
VIDEO: Macau's casinos gamble on growth
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 05:01:07 (55 minutes ago) 
Macau's biggest casinos plan to invest $25bn in hotels and casinos over the next two years, despite a plunge in gambling revenues.
Kingfisher lifted by reform progress
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 05:01:03 (55 minutes ago) 
The FTSE 100 opens lower, but shares in B&Q owner Kingfisher rise after it says it is proceeding with its revamp plan "at pace".




Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community
  Source: AP Top News 2015-05-28 05:00:47 (56 minutes ago) 
RAMLE, Israel (AP) - It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a golden scepter and dozens of Arab schoolchildren picketing outside the hulking headquarters of Israel's Education Ministry. Their message, raised high on large banners: "Take your hands off our schools." Private Christian schools are among Israel's highest ranked educational institutions, established by churches in the Holy Land hundreds of years ago - long before Israel was...
Blatter skips 3rd appearance, stays out of public view
  Source: AP Top News 2015-05-28 05:00:46 (56 minutes ago) 
ZURICH (AP) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter has skipped another speaking engagement as he avoids appearing in public for a second day. Blatter missed giving a scheduled speech to open Thursday's session of FIFA's medical conference in a Zurich hotel....
Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 05:00:45 (56 minutes ago) 
RAMLE, Israel (AP) -- It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a golden scepter and dozens of Arab schoolchildren picketing outside the hulking headquarters of Israel's Education Ministry. Their message, raised high on large banners: "Take your hands off our schools."...
Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 05:00:44 (56 minutes ago) 
RAMLE, Israel (AP) -- It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a golden scepter and dozens of Arab schoolchildren picketing outside the hulking headquarters of Israel's Education Ministry. Their message, raised high on large banners: "Take your hands off our schools."...
Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 05:00:43 (56 minutes ago) 
RAMLE, Israel (AP) -- It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a golden scepter and dozens of Arab schoolchildren picketing outside the hulking headquarters of Israel's Education Ministry. Their message, raised high on large banners: "Take your hands off our schools."...




Christian schools in Israel say budget cuts hurt community
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2015-05-28 05:00:42 (56 minutes ago) 
RAMLE, Israel (AP) -- It was an unlikely display of protesters: nuns cloaked in white, a black-clad priest clutching a golden scepter and dozens of Arab schoolchildren picketing outside the hulking headquarters of Israel's Education Ministry. Their message, raised high on large banners: "Take your hands off our schools."...
Blatter skips 3rd appearance, stays out of public view
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2015-05-28 05:00:41 (56 minutes ago) 
ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter has skipped another speaking engagement as he avoids appearing in public for a second day....
UK will quit EU unless PM's reforms go through, says Philip Hammond
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2015-05-28 05:00:18 (56 minutes ago) 

Foreign secretary believes Britons will opt to leave union unless EU leaders agree to changes and adds that referendum campaign could launch in spring 2016

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 05:00:16 (56 minutes ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 05:00:09 (56 minutes ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.










Christian Schools in Israel Say Budget Cuts Hurt Community
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-05-28 05:00:02 (56 minutes ago) 
Church-run schools in Israel say state budget cuts an affront to the Christian minority
Etihad Airways Profit Jumps by Over Half to $73 Million
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-05-28 05:00:02 (56 minutes ago) 
Fast-growing Etihad Airways profit rises to $73 million as passenger numbers rise further
China detains artist who posted humorous photo of president
  Source: USATODAY.com World - Top Stories 2015-05-28 04:51:23 (1 hours ago) 

Judy Zhu said police accused her husband, Dai Jianyong, of "creating a disturbance."

        
China detains artist who posted humorous photo of president
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2015-05-28 04:51:22 (1 hours ago) 

Judy Zhu said police accused her husband, Dai Jianyong, of "creating a disturbance."

       
Tropical Depression One-E - East Pacific
  Source: Tropical Advisories from Weather Underground 2015-05-28 04:51:14 (1 hours ago) 
Updated: 5am EDT Thu May 28 2015


Wind: 34 MPH | Location: 11.0N 110.4W | Movement: WNW

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Salvini repeats call to raze Roma camps
  Source: News di English News - ANSA.it 2015-05-28 04:51:09 (1 hours ago) 
Northern League leader comments on women killed by run-away car






Rain-Lashed Texans Flee as Swollen Rivers Rise
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-05-28 04:51:08 (1 hours ago) 
While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas has tapered off, several cities aren't out of danger.







This 400-Ton Lighthouse Is Being Moved 129 Feet
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-05-28 04:51:04 (1 hours ago) 
An iconic lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard's is set to begin a multi-day trek to a new home farther inland.







How Sepp Blatter Runs FIFA 'Like a Chicago Politician'
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-05-28 04:51:04 (1 hours ago) 
FIFA President Sepp Blatter isn't named in the Justice Department's indictment of 14 top world soccer figures — despite years of accusations.







George Clooney: Sony hack exposed gender inequality in Hollywood
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 04:50:50 (1 hours ago) 

The Tomorrowland star says talks over unequal pay are the ‘only good thing that came’ out of the leaked emails

While criticising last year’s Sony hack as “an abomination”, George Clooney has also said it was a positive force in bringing about a renewed conversation about the pay gap between men and women in Hollywood.

Related: Hollywood sexism is ingrained and should be investigated, ACLU says

Related: ​Shit People Say to Women Directors blog spotlights Hollywood's blatant sexism

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UK will quit EU unless PM's reforms go through, says Philip Hammond
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 04:50:48 (1 hours ago) 

Foreign secretary believes Britons will opt to leave union unless EU leaders agree to changes and adds that referendum campaign could launch in spring 2016

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Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig by Mark Essig – review
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 04:50:48 (1 hours ago) 

Why the pig is so loved and so shunned … this is a witty history of western civilisation told through our four-legged pork producer

As an inveterate meat-eater, what is my desert island animal? Easy: the pig (perhaps accompanied by a Spanish charcuterist). Sausage, bacon, pork chops, chorizo, ham, barbecue, suckling pig and black pudding all come from what Homer Simpson calls “a wonderful, magical animal”. What is more, on a desert island no other animal will multiply as quickly. European explorers in the 16th century would drop a boar and some sows on uninhabited lands so that their successors would have a plentiful supply of food. Pregnant for less than four months, a sow produces between eight and 12 piglets. Truly the pig should be man’s best friend, but our relationship with this bountiful beast is a troubled one: the word cowboy has heroic associations (unless applied to builders) but to call someone a swineherd is an insult.

Like the dog, the pig domesticated itself. On at least half a dozen separate occasions in the distant past, wild pigs came into early human settlements and stayed. You could say that man and pig are destined to be together. But the pig never evolved far from its wild cousin. As the author of this splendid book writes: “Give pigs plenty of food and they’ll loll about the sty and grow fat. Take the food away and they’ll slip into the woods and fend for themselves.” British readers will think of the case of the celebrated Tamworth two, who escaped from a farm in 1998.

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George Clooney: Sony hack exposed gender inequality in Hollywood
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 04:50:48 (1 hours ago) 

The Tomorrowland star says talks over unequal pay are the ‘only good thing that came’ out of the leaked emails

While criticising last year’s Sony hack as “an abomination”, George Clooney has also said it was a positive force in bringing about a renewed conversation about the pay gap between men and women in Hollywood.

Related: Hollywood sexism is ingrained and should be investigated, ACLU says

Related: ​Shit People Say to Women Directors blog spotlights Hollywood's blatant sexism

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Worldwide sexism increases suicide risk in young women
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 04:50:44 (1 hours ago) 

If sexism impacts mental health, it makes sense that it would also impact suicide risk for young women, no matter where they live

How do you explain that the leading cause of death of women aged 15 to 19, worldwide, is suicide? An internationally recognized expert on global mental health and suicide said in an interview with the Telegraph: “The most probable reason is gender discrimination.”

In other words, misogyny kills.

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 04:50:42 (1 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics




David Miliband: election defeat has sent Labour back to the classroom
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 04:50:41 (1 hours ago) 

Former foreign secretary’s stinging criticism of party after crushing defeat by Conservatives is likely to revive speculation of return to UK politics

David Miliband has said the Labour party has been sent “back to the classroom for the second time in five years” after their crushing defeat in the general election.

The former foreign secretary previously said “deep and honest thinking” was required after his brother, Ed Miliband, led Labour to its worst election defeat since 1983.

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New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 04:50:29 (1 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






MPs to debate Fifa arrests
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 04:50:26 (1 hours ago) 
MPs are to debate the arrest of several senior Fifa officials, after Commons Speaker John Bercow granted an urgent question.
Food bug 'found in 73% of chickens'
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 04:50:26 (1 hours ago) 
73% of fresh shop-bought chicken tested positive for food poisoning bug campylobacter, UK Food Standards Agency says
Iconic Martha's Vineyard lighthouse being moved inland
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2015-05-28 04:50:24 (1 hours ago) 
AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) -- An iconic lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard's is set to begin a multi-day trek to a new home farther inland....




Georgia man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2015-05-28 04:50:24 (1 hours ago) 
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Leon Nathan Davis had a family and a sales job - and says he left them behind last fall with a one-way ticket overseas and a plan to join the Islamic State group....
Baltimore residents fearful amid rash of homicides
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2015-05-28 04:50:24 (1 hours ago) 
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Antoinette Perrine has barricaded her front door since her brother was killed three weeks ago on a basketball court near her home in the Harlem Park neighborhood of West Baltimore. She already has iron bars outside her windows and added metal slabs on the inside to deflect the gunfire....
Iconic Martha's Vineyard lighthouse being moved inland
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2015-05-28 04:50:24 (1 hours ago) 
AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) -- An iconic lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard's is set to begin a multi-day trek to a new home farther inland....
Georgia man pleads guilty to seeking to join Islamic State
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2015-05-28 04:50:24 (1 hours ago) 
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Leon Nathan Davis had a family and a sales job - and says he left them behind last fall with a one-way ticket overseas and a plan to join the Islamic State group....
Baltimore residents fearful amid rash of homicides
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2015-05-28 04:50:24 (1 hours ago) 
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Antoinette Perrine has barricaded her front door since her brother was killed three weeks ago on a basketball court near her home in the Harlem Park neighborhood of West Baltimore. She already has iron bars outside her windows and added metal slabs on the inside to deflect the gunfire....




Baltimore residents fearful amid rash of homicides
  Source: AP Top News 2015-05-28 04:50:24 (1 hours ago) 
BALTIMORE (AP) - Antoinette Perrine has barricaded her front door since her brother was killed three weeks ago on a basketball court near her home in the Harlem Park neighborhood of West Baltimore. She already has iron bars outside her windows and added metal slabs on the inside to deflect the gunfire. "I'm afraid to go outside," said Perrine, 47. "It's so bad, people are afraid to let their kids outside. People wake up with shots through their windows. Police used to sit on every corner, o...
Baltimore residents fearful amid rash of homicides
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2015-05-28 04:50:23 (1 hours ago) 
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Antoinette Perrine has barricaded her front door since her brother was killed three weeks ago on a basketball court near her home in the Harlem Park neighborhood of West Baltimore. She already has iron bars outside her windows and added metal slabs on the inside to deflect the gunfire....
West Baltimore residents fearful amid worst homicide spike in 15 years
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-05-28 04:50:07 (1 hours ago) 
Baltimore Residents Fearful Amid Rash of Homicides
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-05-28 04:50:02 (1 hours ago) 
West Baltimore residents fearful amid worst homicide spike in 15 years
Car fleeing police kills one, injures 8
  Source: News di English News - ANSA.it 2015-05-28 04:48:00 (1 hours ago) 
Vehicle failed to stop after being flagged down by officers




Manhunt after car fleeing police kills one, injures 8
  Source: News di English News - ANSA.it 2015-05-28 04:48:00 (1 hours ago) 
Vehicle failed to stop after being flagged down by officers
Advertisers to foot bill for contentious SEPTA ads
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 04:47:55 (1 hours ago) 
SEPTA plans to further narrow their advertising guidelines following anti-Muslim ad controversy.
Ex-schools honcho accused of fraudulently steering $900,000 contract
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 04:47:54 (1 hours ago) 
Priscilla Wright, then the school district’s manager of small-business development, allegedly set up a scheme to benefit her family.
Tropical Depression ONE-E Graphics
  Source: National Hurricane Center (East Pacific) 2015-05-28 04:47:16 (1 hours ago) 

5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Thu, 28 May 2015 08:43:34 GMT


Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Thu, 28 May 2015 08:39:44 GMT
Tropical Depression ONE-E Wind Speed Probabilities Number 1
  Source: National Hurricane Center (East Pacific) 2015-05-28 04:47:16 (1 hours ago) 
Issued at 0900 UTC THU MAY 28 2015 000 FOPZ11 KNHC 280840 PWSEP1 TROPICAL DEPRESSION ONE-E WIND SPEED PROBABILITIES NUMBER 1 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP012015 0900 UTC THU MAY 28 2015 AT 0900Z THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION ONE-E WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 11.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE 110.4 WEST WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR 30 KTS...35 MPH...55 KM/H. Z INDICATES COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME (GREENWICH) PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME (PDT)...SUBTRACT 7 HOURS FROM Z TIME HAWAIIAN STANDARD TIME (HST)...SUBTRACT 10 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 06Z THU 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 06Z THU 18Z THU 06Z FRI 18Z FRI 06Z SAT 06Z SUN 06Z MON PERIODS TO TO TO TO TO TO TO 18Z THU 06Z FRI 18Z FRI 06Z SAT 06Z SUN 06Z MON 06Z TUE FORECAST HOUR (12) (24) (36) (48) (72) (96) (120) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - LOCATION KT ISLA SOCORRO 34 X X( X) X( X) 1( 1) 5( 6) 4(10) 1(11) ISLA CLARION 34 X X( X) 1( 1) 5( 6) 21(27) 11(38) 2(40) ISLA CLARION 50 X X( X) X( X) X( X) 6( 6) 7(13) 1(14) ISLA CLARION 64 X X( X) X( X) X( X) 2( 2) 3( 5) X( 5) CLIPPERTON IS 34 1 1( 2) 1( 3) 1( 4) X( 4) X( 4) X( 4) $$ FORECASTER BERG




Tropical Depression ONE-E Forecast Discussion Number 1
  Source: National Hurricane Center (East Pacific) 2015-05-28 04:47:16 (1 hours ago) 
Issued at 300 AM MDT THU MAY 28 2015 000 WTPZ41 KNHC 280842 TCDEP1 TROPICAL DEPRESSION ONE-E DISCUSSION NUMBER 1 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP012015 300 AM MDT THU MAY 28 2015 Deep convection has become increasingly consolidated and organized in association with an area of low pressure located well to the southwest of the coast of Mexico. Enough convective banding has formed to yield Dvorak estimates of T2.0/30 kt from TAFB and T1.5/25 kt from SAB, and a 0459 UTC ASCAT-B pass showed maximum winds near 30 kt. The ASCAT data also showed that a center of circulation appeared sufficiently well defined, allowing the designation of the low as a 30-kt tropical depression at this time. The depression lies to the south of a mid-level ridge which extends from central Mexico west-southwestward over the eastern Pacific, and its initial motion is 295/13 kt. Global model fields show that the ridge should remain firmly in place, especially to the northwest of the depression, during the next several days. This should force the cyclone to slow down considerably and move north-northwestward from days 2 through 5. There is good agreement among the track models during the first 3 days of the forecast. By days 4 and 5, however, there is more uncertainty with the GFDL and HWRF models showing a northward motion while the GFS and ECMWF show a northwestward motion. The NHC track forecast currently lies closest to the GFS model and the TVCE multi-model consensus. Regardless of the exact track, the cyclone is expected to stay well to the southwest of Mexico during the entire forecast period. Relatively low shear and warmer-than-normal sea surface temperatures should support intensification during the next 3 days or so. Of the intensity guidance, the SHIPS model is the most aggressive, making the cyclone a hurricane by 36 hours with a peak intensity near 90 kt in 2-3 days. The official intensity forecast isn't quite that aggressive, but it does lie slightly above the ICON intensity consensus. Rapid intensification isn't out of the question, and in fact the RI guidance suggests that it may be likely during the next 24 hours. In light of that, some upward adjustment to the official forecast may be needed in subsequent advisories. Weakening should begin by day 4 once the cyclone reaches colder water. Note that beginning this year, Tropical Cyclone Public Advisories, Discussions, and Updates for the eastern North Pacific will now use different time zones depending on the cyclone's current location, as follows: Central Time: east of 106.0W Mountain Time: 106.0W to 114.9W Pacific Time: 115.0W westward FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS INIT 28/0900Z 11.0N 110.4W 30 KT 35 MPH 12H 28/1800Z 11.7N 111.5W 40 KT 45 MPH 24H 29/0600Z 12.6N 112.8W 50 KT 60 MPH 36H 29/1800Z 13.4N 113.5W 60 KT 70 MPH 48H 30/0600Z 14.2N 114.0W 70 KT 80 MPH 72H 31/0600Z 16.0N 115.0W 80 KT 90 MPH 96H 01/0600Z 17.5N 116.0W 70 KT 80 MPH 120H 02/0600Z 19.0N 117.0W 60 KT 70 MPH $$ Forecaster Berg
Tropical Depression ONE-E Forecast Advisory Number 1
  Source: National Hurricane Center (East Pacific) 2015-05-28 04:47:16 (1 hours ago) 
Issued at 0900 UTC THU MAY 28 2015 000 WTPZ21 KNHC 280839 TCMEP1 TROPICAL DEPRESSION ONE-E FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER 1 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP012015 0900 UTC THU MAY 28 2015 THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT. TROPICAL DEPRESSION CENTER LOCATED NEAR 11.0N 110.4W AT 28/0900Z POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN 40 NM PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST OR 295 DEGREES AT 13 KT ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 1005 MB MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. 12 FT SEAS.. 60NE 0SE 0SW 0NW. WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT. RADII IN NAUTICAL MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT. REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 11.0N 110.4W AT 28/0900Z AT 28/0600Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 10.8N 109.9W FORECAST VALID 28/1800Z 11.7N 111.5W MAX WIND 40 KT...GUSTS 50 KT. 34 KT... 40NE 30SE 0SW 40NW. FORECAST VALID 29/0600Z 12.6N 112.8W MAX WIND 50 KT...GUSTS 60 KT. 50 KT... 30NE 0SE 0SW 0NW. 34 KT... 60NE 50SE 40SW 60NW. FORECAST VALID 29/1800Z 13.4N 113.5W MAX WIND 60 KT...GUSTS 75 KT. 50 KT... 40NE 30SE 30SW 40NW. 34 KT... 80NE 70SE 60SW 70NW. FORECAST VALID 30/0600Z 14.2N 114.0W MAX WIND 70 KT...GUSTS 85 KT. 50 KT... 50NE 40SE 30SW 40NW. 34 KT...100NE 90SE 70SW 80NW. FORECAST VALID 31/0600Z 16.0N 115.0W MAX WIND 80 KT...GUSTS 100 KT. 50 KT... 60NE 50SE 40SW 50NW. 34 KT...120NE 100SE 80SW 100NW. EXTENDED OUTLOOK. NOTE...ERRORS FOR TRACK HAVE AVERAGED NEAR 125 NM ON DAY 4 AND 150 NM ON DAY 5...AND FOR INTENSITY NEAR 15 KT EACH DAY OUTLOOK VALID 01/0600Z 17.5N 116.0W MAX WIND 70 KT...GUSTS 85 KT. OUTLOOK VALID 02/0600Z 19.0N 117.0W MAX WIND 60 KT...GUSTS 75 KT. REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 11.0N 110.4W NEXT ADVISORY AT 28/1500Z $$ FORECASTER BERG
Summary for Tropical Depression ONE-E (EP1/EP012015)
  Source: National Hurricane Center (East Pacific) 2015-05-28 04:47:15 (1 hours ago) 
...FIRST TROPICAL DEPRESSION OF THE EASTERN PACIFIC HURRICANE SEASON FORMS WELL SOUTHWEST OF MEXICO... As of 3:00 AM MDT Thu May 28 the center of ONE-E was located near 11.0, -110.4 with movement WNW at 15 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1005 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph.
Rain-Lashed Texans Flee as Swollen Rivers Rise
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-05-28 04:47:02 (1 hours ago) 
While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas has tapered off, several cities aren't out of danger.







'Quiet' Mechanic Slain While Fixing Customer's Car
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-05-28 04:47:01 (1 hours ago) 
An auto mechanic was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon as he worked on a car in Jersey City, police said.











Death toll hits 1,100 as India's heatwave continues – video
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 04:45:39 (1 hours ago) 
Doctors' leave is cancelled to help cope with people hospitalised, as temperatures soar to 47C (116.6F). The heatwave has killed more than 1,100 this week. May and June are India's hottest months, with temperatures regularly pushing above 40C. But meteorologists say the number of days when temperatures approach 45C has increased in the past 15 years Continue reading...
Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig by Mark Essig – review
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 04:45:25 (1 hours ago) 

Why the pig is so loved and so shunned … this is a witty history of western civilisation told through our four-legged pork producer

As an inveterate meat-eater, what is my desert island animal? Easy: the pig (perhaps accompanied by a Spanish charcuterist). Sausage, bacon, pork chops, chorizo, ham, barbecue, suckling pig and black pudding all come from what Homer Simpson calls “a wonderful, magical animal”. What is more, on a desert island no other animal will multiply as quickly. European explorers in the 16th century would drop a boar and some sows on uninhabited lands so that their successors would have a plentiful supply of food. Pregnant for less than four months, a sow produces between eight and 12 piglets. Truly the pig should be man’s best friend, but our relationship with this bountiful beast is a troubled one: the word cowboy has heroic associations (unless applied to builders) but to call someone a swineherd is an insult.

Like the dog, the pig domesticated itself. On at least half a dozen separate occasions in the distant past, wild pigs came into early human settlements and stayed. You could say that man and pig are destined to be together. But the pig never evolved far from its wild cousin. As the author of this splendid book writes: “Give pigs plenty of food and they’ll loll about the sty and grow fat. Take the food away and they’ll slip into the woods and fend for themselves.” British readers will think of the case of the celebrated Tamworth two, who escaped from a farm in 1998.

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Worldwide sexism increases suicide risk in young women
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 04:45:21 (1 hours ago) 

If sexism impacts mental health, it makes sense that it would also impact suicide risk for young women, no matter where they live

How do you explain that the leading cause of death of women aged 15 to 19, worldwide, is suicide? An internationally recognized expert on global mental health and suicide said in an interview with the Telegraph: “The most probable reason is gender discrimination.”

In other words, misogyny kills.

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David Miliband: election defeat has sent Labour back to the classroom
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 04:45:18 (1 hours ago) 

Former foreign secretary’s stinging criticism of party after crushing defeat by Conservatives is likely to revive speculation of return to UK politics

David Miliband has said the Labour party has been sent “back to the classroom for the second time in five years” after their crushing defeat in the general election.

The former foreign secretary previously said “deep and honest thinking” was required after his brother, Ed Miliband, led Labour to its worst election defeat since 1983.

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 04:44:19 (1 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics




Five things to know for your New Day
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-05-28 04:43:09 (1 hours ago) 
The EU's Blindness About Eastern Europe
  Source: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - Carnegie Publications 2015-05-28 04:41:52 (1 hours ago) 
At their recent summit in Riga, European Union leaders threw away the chance to complete the transformation of Eastern Europe.
Boston 101: #99 • “Cheap Wine” • Darkbuster
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-05-28 04:41:45 (1 hours ago) 
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 04:41:36 (1 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






VIDEO: Miranda Hart: 'Can I just be an actress?'
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 04:41:15 (1 hours ago) 
Miranda Hart and Melissa McCarthy talk to BBC Breakfast about their new film Spy, and being a woman in Hollywood.




This Woman Was Almost Struck By Lightning and Filmed It
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2015-05-28 04:40:59 (1 hours ago) 
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Houses sell for far less than taxpayers’ rehab costs
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch Local and State News 2015-05-28 04:40:45 (1 hours ago) 
Christy Echevarria lives in a house that cost $307,099 to build on a street with a boarded-up duplex three doors down and a number of other vacant houses. Federal neighborhood-stabilization money was used to transform the once-derelict duplex on Gilbert Street to a single-family, 2,500-square-foot home with five bedrooms, three bathrooms and “ green features” that include foam insulation and an energy-efficient heating and cooling system. But Echevarria didn’t pay $307,000 for her house. She bought it four years ago for $110,000.
TIL Costco hasn't changed the price of its $1.50 hot dog and soda combo in 30 years.
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-05-28 04:40:39 (1 hours ago) 
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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 04:40:29 (1 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 04:40:23 (1 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.










Syria's Al-Qaida Chief Says No Plans to Attack the West
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-05-28 04:40:12 (1 hours ago) 
Head of Syria's al-Qaida branch says they do not plan to attack the West
France Wants Europe to Do More to Fight Islamic State
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-05-28 04:40:12 (1 hours ago) 
French foreign minister wants Europe to do more to fight Islamic State, seeks Russian support
Chinese Leader Calls for Innovation as Economic Growth Slows
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-05-28 04:40:12 (1 hours ago) 
Chinese leader urges innovation as economic growth slows, in propaganda-heavy provincial visit
Newquay credits mankini ban with drop in antisocial behaviour
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 04:31:30 (1 hours ago) 

Figures show decline in inappropriate behaviour and criminal activity since 2009 after public protests, helping Cornish town to shed ‘wild west’ image

A Cornish town’s decision to ban mankinis from public areas has helped reduce antisocial behaviour and resulted in a boom for the local tourist economy, police and community leaders have said.

Officers in the coastal town of Newquay said a robust attitude to inappropriate behaviour in public had helped replace its “wild west” image as a haven for stag and hen parties with that of a family-friendly destination.

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Dwayne Johnson: fast, furious and fun
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 04:30:49 (1 hours ago) 

He’s had his fair share of flops but Dwayne Johnson’s career is more diverse than most hardmen’s, taking in oddball comedies and head-scratching sci-fis. All hail The Rock…

If the earth is going to shake, rattle and roll underfoot, as it most assuredly does in San Andreas, is there another man on the planet you’d trust to face down such a seismic catastrophe, and tell it to shape up, shut up and knock that shit off?

No, that earthquake will take one look at this unfathomably charismatic, angry half-Samoan – this box-office titan who has crafted an impeccable brand name, who started out in his movie career using a silly stage named pinned on him by a seemingly dodgy pro-wrestling corporation, and then utterly transcended that career (in which he was truly lord of all he surveyed), gradually pupating out of his old identity through a placeholder sobriquet (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) to his present identity under his real name – and it would sheepishly realign its tectonic plates once more and fall silent.

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Newquay credits mankini ban with drop in antisocial behaviour
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 04:30:49 (1 hours ago) 

Figures show decline in inappropriate behaviour and criminal activity since 2009 after public protests, helping Cornish town to shed ‘wild west’ image

A Cornish town’s decision to ban mankinis from public areas has helped reduce antisocial behaviour and resulted in a boom for the local tourist economy, police and community leaders have said.

Officers in the coastal town of Newquay said a robust attitude to inappropriate behaviour in public had helped replace its “wild west” image as a haven for stag and hen parties with that of a family-friendly destination.

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 04:30:42 (1 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
What's next in FIFA scandal?
  Source: CNN.com 2015-05-28 04:30:34 (1 hours ago) 
The unprecedented U.S. investigation into FIFA, world soccer's governing body, has sent shock waves rippling across the globe.
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 04:30:30 (1 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






France wants Europe to do more to fight Islamic State
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 04:30:25 (1 hours ago) 
PARIS (AP) -- France's foreign minister wants European countries to do more to fight the Islamic State group, and is seeking support from Russia in international talks about defeating the group....




France wants Europe to do more to fight Islamic State
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 04:30:25 (1 hours ago) 
PARIS (AP) -- France's foreign minister wants European countries to do more to fight the Islamic State group, and is seeking support from Russia in international talks about defeating the group....
France wants Europe to do more to fight Islamic State
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 04:30:24 (1 hours ago) 
PARIS (AP) -- France's foreign minister wants European countries to do more to fight the Islamic State group, and is seeking support from Russia in international talks about defeating the group....
Keeping cool in India's heatwave – in pictures
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 04:30:19 (1 hours ago) 

More than a thousand people have died in India, many from sunstroke and dehydration, as temperatures continue to soar above 50C

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Dwayne Johnson: fast, furious and fun
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 04:30:14 (1 hours ago) 

He’s had his fair share of flops but Dwayne Johnson’s career is more diverse than most hardmen’s, taking in oddball comedies and head-scratching sci-fis. All hail The Rock…

If the earth is going to shake, rattle and roll underfoot, as it most assuredly does in San Andreas, is there another man on the planet you’d trust to face down such a seismic catastrophe, and tell it to shape up, shut up and knock that shit off?

No, that earthquake will take one look at this unfathomably charismatic, angry half-Samoan – this box-office titan who has crafted an impeccable brand name, who started out in his movie career using a silly stage named pinned on him by a seemingly dodgy pro-wrestling corporation, and then utterly transcended that career (in which he was truly lord of all he surveyed), gradually pupating out of his old identity through a placeholder sobriquet (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) to his present identity under his real name – and it would sheepishly realign its tectonic plates once more and fall silent.

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I am a Snoop Dogg fan. That doesn’t make me less of a feminist
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 04:30:11 (1 hours ago) 
Lyrics about bitches and whores are offensive – but a life without such contradictory pleasures would be boring, if not impossible

When I first joined the women’s movement, in the late 1970s, I was sneered at for watching romcoms, for preferring dogs to cats, and – as time went on – refusing to go to Greenham Common. (I like a shower, the telly, and clean clothes. I don’t camp.)

Since then, my cultural choices haven’t become any more obviously feminist. If I were asked to describe my ideal evening at home it would involve cooking rabbit, watching The Godfather Part II, listening to the album Tha Doggfather by rap artist Snoop Dogg, while sinking a bucket of wine.

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Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Seeking to Join Islamic State
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-05-28 04:30:01 (1 hours ago) 
Georgia man pleads guilty in federal court to trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria
Australian Sex Party to re-register
  Source: The Australian | News 2015-05-28 04:29:55 (1 hours ago) 
The Australian Sex Party will re-register as a party after it was struck off for lacking the required number of members.
Georgia man pleads guilty in federal court to trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-05-28 04:29:36 (1 hours ago) 
Ep. 2: Public defender lost but never gave up
  Source: News from Georgia and the region 2015-05-28 04:27:29 (1 hours ago) 
London Markets: London stocks drop as promise of Greece falls flat
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2015-05-28 04:26:13 (2 hours ago) 
U.K. stocks are pulling back from a nearly three-week high as no deal between Greece and its creditors materializes.




Tim Carmody cancels contentious talk on judicial reforms due to wife's illness
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 04:25:13 (2 hours ago) 

Queensland chief justice was said to have planned to use the speech to present his vision for changes to courts, which form part of his proposed resignation deal

The Queensland chief justice, Tim Carmody, has cancelled his appearance at a legal conference where he was to deliver a contentious speech to a closed audience including a judge he purportedly referred to as a “fat fuck” and another who recorded the remark.

It emerged on Thursday that Carmody would not attend the conference on Hamilton Island after learning his wife had been admitted to hospital.

Related: Tim Carmody's claims of problems in judiciary dismissed as 'nonsense'

Related: Tim Carmody can't demand reform as part of his severance package | Mark Bahnisch

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Keeping cool in India's heatwave – in pictures
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 04:25:02 (2 hours ago) 

More than a thousand people have died in India, many from sunstroke and dehydration, as temperatures continue to soar above 50C

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I am a Snoop Dogg fan. That doesn’t make me less of a feminist
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 04:24:55 (2 hours ago) 
Lyrics about bitches and whores are offensive – but a life without such contradictory pleasures would be boring, if not impossible

When I first joined the women’s movement, in the late 1970s, I was sneered at for watching romcoms, for preferring dogs to cats, and – as time went on – refusing to go to Greenham Common. (I like a shower, the telly, and clean clothes. I don’t camp.)

Since then, my cultural choices haven’t become any more obviously feminist. If I were asked to describe my ideal evening at home it would involve cooking rabbit, watching The Godfather Part II, listening to the album Tha Doggfather by rap artist Snoop Dogg, while sinking a bucket of wine.

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 04:23:55 (2 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 04:21:28 (2 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.










BB King honoured with procession
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-05-28 04:21:14 (2 hours ago) 
Blues artist BB King has been honoured with a street procession in Memphis a fortnight after his death at the age of 89.
Khan denies Mayweather distraction
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-05-28 04:21:13 (2 hours ago) 
Amir Khan is not distracted from Friday's bout with Chris Algieri in New York by a potential fight with Floyd Mayweather.
Khan denies Mayweather distraction
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 04:21:03 (2 hours ago) 
Amir Khan is not distracted from Friday's bout with Chris Algieri in New York by a potential fight with Floyd Mayweather.
David Miliband: election defeat has sent Labour back to the classroom
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2015-05-28 04:20:22 (2 hours ago) 

Former foreign secretary’s stinging criticism of party after crushing defeat by Conservatives is likely to revive speculation of return to UK politics

David Miliband has said the Labour party has been sent “back to the classroom for the second time in five years” after their crushing defeat in the general election.

The former foreign secretary previously said “deep and honest thinking” was required after his brother, Ed Miliband, led Labour to its worst election defeat since 1983.

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 04:20:19 (2 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics




New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 04:20:13 (2 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






Beaten, battered Black Caps have mountain to climb at Headingley
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2015-05-28 04:11:53 (2 hours ago) 
Recent history and amateur psychology suggests the Black Caps' task of levelling the test series against England in Leeds, starting Friday night (NZT), is akin to scaling the nearby Pennines barefoot.
5 things you need to know Thursday
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2015-05-28 04:11:47 (2 hours ago) 

The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.

       
Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids, post-match quotes
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-05-28 04:11:28 (2 hours ago) 
Here are the post-match quotes from Seattle’s 1-0 win over Colorado on Wednesday night at CenturyLink: POST-MATCH QUOTES: SOUNDERS FC 1 – COLORADO RAPIDS 0  WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2015 SOUNDERS FC HEAD COACH SIGI SCHMID Opening Statement: “Obviously it was a great goal by Marco Pappa. I thought we played well in the first half […]
WOODEN computer chips reveal humanity's cyber elf future
  Source: The Register 2015-05-28 04:11:21 (2 hours ago) 




WOODEN computer chips reveal humanity's cyber elf future
  Source: The Register 2015-05-28 04:11:17 (2 hours ago) 
Biodegradable semiconductors will allow an Avatar lifestyle with all mod cons

Boffins have developed a biodegradable semiconductor chip made almost entirely of wood in an effort to alleviate the environmental burden of electronic devices.…

BB King's estate is 'dragging his daughters through the mud', says lawyer
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 04:11:13 (2 hours ago) 

Row about the blues legend’s death rumbles on, as lawyer for King’s daughters insists they are not motivated by money

The bitter row between BB King’s daughters and his business manager is rumbling on in the wake of the bluesman’s death, with the lawyer representing Karen Williams and Patty King saying King’s business team are “dragging mourning daughters through the mud:.

Williams and King believe their father was poisoned, and have said the suspect King’s manager LaVerne Toney and his personal assistant Myron Johnson of giving him nightly doses of an unknown “foreign substance” before his death.

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Tilda Swinton eyes gender-swapped mentor role in Marvel's Doctor Strange
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 04:11:12 (2 hours ago) 

Oscar winner in talks to star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in latest example of comic book movies’ increasing trend towards diversity

Tilda Swinton is in talks to star as The Ancient One, traditionally a male role, in forthcoming Marvel superhero fantasy Doctor Strange, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The move is being hailed as the latest example of comic book movies’ increasing trend towards diversification.

Related: Benedict Cumberbatch is just what was ordered for Doctor Strange

Related: Why swapping heroes for heroines is a Top Dollar idea

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U2 honour tour manager found dead in hotel room
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 04:11:12 (2 hours ago) 

Bono paid tribute to Dennis Sheehan, the band’s tour manager for the past 33 years, during the second night of their Innocence + Experience tour stint in LA

U2 paid tribute from the stage of the Los Angeles Forum to their tour manager, who was found dead in his West Hollywood hotel room on Wednesday 27 May. Dennis Sheehan, who died aged 68, had worked with the band for the past 33 years.

Related: U2 tour manager dies in Los Angeles

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Recipe swap: summer cocktails
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 04:11:10 (2 hours ago) 

Share your best summer cocktail recipes with us for a chance to be printed in Cook

Would you like to be crowned Guardian home cook of the year? If so then share your summer cocktail recipes – and tell us a bit about them – by noon on Wednesday 3 June and Eve O’Sullivan will choose her favourites to print in the Cook section of the Guardian on Saturday 13 June.

You can share your summer cocktail recipes and photos by clicking on the ‘Contribute’ button on this article. You can also use the GuardianWitness smartphone app or the Guardian app and search for ‘GuardianWitness assignments’.

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Global development photography competition: share your photos of 'rain'
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 04:11:10 (2 hours ago) 

We’d like to see what rain means to different people around the world. Share your photos via GuardianWitness - you could win a Steripen

What does “rain” mean to you? We’re asking development professionals to share photographs on the theme of “rain” around the world. Whether it’s collecting the rain in buckets, carrying on with life through flood waters, or waiting for an end to a drought, we’d like to see what rain means to different people around the world.

The winner will receive a Steripen.

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 04:10:42 (2 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Scientists to discuss challenge of plastic pollution in Great Lakes at Vermont conference
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-05-28 04:10:33 (2 hours ago) 
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 04:10:28 (2 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






VIDEO: Street workout to get SA children fit
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-05-28 04:10:25 (2 hours ago) 
South African street workout competitor Smith Mangena is taking the sport back to the townships to keep young people healthy.




Tracy Morgan settles crash lawsuit
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-05-28 04:10:25 (2 hours ago) 
Comedian and 30 Rock actor Tracy Morgan is settles his legal action against Walmart over the car crash which left him seriously injured and killed his friend.
Tracy Morgan settles crash lawsuit
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 04:10:24 (2 hours ago) 
Comedian and 30 Rock actor Tracy Morgan is settles his legal action against Walmart over the car crash which left him seriously injured and killed his friend.
Hull wins the Turner Prize for 2017
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 04:10:24 (2 hours ago) 
Hull is chosen to host the final of contemporary art's biggest competition, the Turner Prize, in the year it will be the City of of Culture.
Tate & Lyle profits fall amid revamp
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 04:10:24 (2 hours ago) 
Sugar and sweetener maker Tate & Lyle reports a drop in full-year profits, as the company undergoes a major restructuring.
Indians crowd rivers, tree shade as heat toll passes 1,400
  Source: AP Top News 2015-05-28 04:10:22 (2 hours ago) 
HYDERABAD, India (AP) - Eating onions, lying in the shade and crowding into rivers, Indians were doing whatever they could Thursday to stay cool amid a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,400 in the past month. Meteorological officials said the heat would likely continue for several more days - warping asphalt roads, scorching crops and endangering anyone laboring outdoors....




Indians crowd rivers, tree shade as heat toll passes 1,400
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2015-05-28 04:10:21 (2 hours ago) 
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- Eating onions, lying in the shade and crowding into rivers, Indians were doing whatever they could Thursday to stay cool amid a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,400 in the past month....
Goldfish "wheelchair" for a fish that had trouble staying upright
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-05-28 04:09:32 (2 hours ago) 
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Video: FIFA President Blatter Apologizes - For Missing Conference
  Source: NBCNews.com: Europe 2015-05-28 04:07:37 (2 hours ago) 

FIFA's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jiri Dvorak, told delegates that Sepp Blatter sent his apologies for missing their conference in Zurch, Swizerland. (NBC News)


Fifa crisis live: Blatter under pressure amid arrests and World Cup inquiry
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 04:05:28 (2 hours ago) 
Blatter faces calls to resign, as sponsors express ‘disappointment’Jack Warner spends night in jail after corruption arrest‘Old bastards!’ Latin America delights in Fifa arrestsXenophon: Australia ‘treated like a mug’ over 2022 Fifa World Cup

9.03am BST

Welcome to today’s live blog covering the developments in Zurich as the crisis at Fifa rumbles on. We will have the latest on this live blog as the story develops. Here’s a quick summary of the latest news.

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BB King's estate is 'dragging his daughters through the mud', says lawyer
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 04:05:16 (2 hours ago) 

Row about the blues legend’s death rumbles on, as lawyer for King’s daughters insists they are not motivated by money

The bitter row between BB King’s daughters and his business manager is rumbling on in the wake of the bluesman’s death, with the lawyer representing Karen Williams and Patty King saying King’s business team are “dragging mourning daughters through the mud:.

Williams and King believe their father was poisoned, and have said the suspect King’s manager LaVerne Toney and his personal assistant Myron Johnson of giving him nightly doses of an unknown “foreign substance” before his death.

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Tilda Swinton eyes gender-swapped mentor role in Marvel's Doctor Strange
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 04:05:16 (2 hours ago) 

Oscar winner in talks to star opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in latest example of comic book movies’ increasing trend towards diversity

Tilda Swinton is in talks to star as The Ancient One, traditionally a male role, in forthcoming Marvel superhero fantasy Doctor Strange, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The move is being hailed as the latest example of comic book movies’ increasing trend towards diversification.

Related: Benedict Cumberbatch is just what was ordered for Doctor Strange

Related: Why swapping heroes for heroines is a Top Dollar idea

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U2 honour tour manager found dead in hotel room
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 04:05:16 (2 hours ago) 

Bono paid tribute to Dennis Sheehan, the band’s tour manager for the past 33 years, during the second night of their Innocence + Experience tour stint in LA

U2 paid tribute from the stage of the Los Angeles Forum to their tour manager, who was found dead in his West Hollywood hotel room on Wednesday 27 May. Dennis Sheehan, who died aged 68, had worked with the band for the past 33 years.

Related: U2 tour manager dies in Los Angeles

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Recipe swap: summer cocktails
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 04:05:14 (2 hours ago) 

Share your best summer cocktail recipes with us for a chance to be printed in Cook

Would you like to be crowned Guardian home cook of the year? If so then share your summer cocktail recipes – and tell us a bit about them – by noon on Wednesday 3 June and Eve O’Sullivan will choose her favourites to print in the Cook section of the Guardian on Saturday 13 June.

You can share your summer cocktail recipes and photos by clicking on the ‘Contribute’ button on this article. You can also use the GuardianWitness smartphone app or the Guardian app and search for ‘GuardianWitness assignments’.

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Global development photography competition: share your photos of 'rain'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 04:05:14 (2 hours ago) 

We’d like to see what rain means to different people around the world. Share your photos via GuardianWitness - you could win a Steripen

What does “rain” mean to you? We’re asking development professionals to share photographs on the theme of “rain” around the world. Whether it’s collecting the rain in buckets, carrying on with life through flood waters, or waiting for an end to a drought, we’d like to see what rain means to different people around the world.

The winner will receive a Steripen.

Continue reading...
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 04:04:10 (2 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics




FIFA corruption scandal: What happens next?
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-05-28 04:03:06 (2 hours ago) 
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 04:01:37 (2 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






Children's favourite words revealed
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 04:01:14 (2 hours ago) 
Gran and wee are among Scottish children's most popular words, according to analysis of entries to a short story competition.
MSPs to back plan to cut voting age
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 04:01:13 (2 hours ago) 
Holyrood is expected to back plans to allow those aged 16 and 17 to vote in Scottish Parliament and local elections.
Mmm chocolate
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this was my college graduation present. over $1500 of change my dad saved over the last four years
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Farage claims referendum question shows EU renegotiation will be a 'fudge' - Politics live
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2015-05-28 04:00:19 (2 hours ago) 

Rolling coverage of all the day’s political developments as they happen

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 04:00:17 (2 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Quotations in the News
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-05-28 04:00:11 (2 hours ago) 
Quotations in the News
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 04:00:08 (2 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.










Premier: Serbia Ready to Reduce Dependency on Russian Gas
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-05-28 04:00:03 (2 hours ago) 
AP Interview: Under US pressure, Serbia ready to reduce dependency on Russian gas supplies
After Complaints, Chinese Hotelier Gets His Government's Ear
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-05-28 04:00:03 (2 hours ago) 
In rare case, a private Chinese hotelier gets government ear after complaining in social media
Cisco predicts Rise Of The Machines in new networking index
  Source: The Register 2015-05-28 03:51:38 (2 hours ago) 
Cisco predicts Rise Of The Machines in new networking index
  Source: The Register 2015-05-28 03:51:38 (2 hours ago) 
Things are going to come online faster than people as we head for two-zettabyte traffic splurge

The Internet of Junk Things isn't going to overwhelm the Internet's capacity any time soon, according to Cisco's rolling Visual Networking Index (VNI) report.…

Methodist Church in Britain apologises for historical abuse
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 03:51:37 (2 hours ago) 

Institution makes public apology after independent investigation unearths nearly 2,000 reported cases of abuse dating to 1950

The Methodist Church in Britain has apologised for failing to protect children and adults after an investigation uncovered nearly 2,000 reports of physical and sexual abuse within the institution dating to 1950.

The MCB, which published the findings of the independent inquiry on Thursday, said it wanted to be open about the past and to have stronger safeguarding procedures in the future.

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Pebble Time review: the simple but effective answer to Apple Watch
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 03:51:37 (2 hours ago) 

Pebble’s latest crowdfunding success story doesn’t try too hard, reaping the benefits of a focus on functionality, notifications and battery life

Pebble Time is the latest smartwatch crowdfunding success story, having broken records by hitting $2m in 58 minutes and ultimately raising over $20m. But is the watch that works with both Android and iPhone – making it a direct Apple Watch competitor – worth the hype?

This is the second time on the merry-go-round for Pebble. Its first cross-platform smartwatch, simply called the Pebble, broke Kickstarter records in 2012 and reignited the smartwatch industry.

Pros: long battery life, always-on screen readable in direct light or in the dark, light, waterproof to 30m, simple to use, great music controls

Cons: no way to reply to messages, screen is smaller and doesn’t look as good as some, ties into iOS not as good as Apple Watch

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White House Brief: Things to know about former New York Gov. George Pataki
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-05-28 03:51:33 (2 hours ago) 
Pulse Of the People: Polling’s Secrecy Problem
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2015-05-28 03:51:20 (2 hours ago) 
A social-science scandal raises questions about a lack of transparency in another field: public-opinion surveys.







Soccer by the Numbers: A Look at the Game in the U.S.
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-05-28 03:51:07 (2 hours ago) 
Soccer has taken off in the U.S. since 1990, settling behind only football, baseball and basketball in nearly all measures of popularity.
Methodist Church in Britain apologises for historical abuse
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 03:50:49 (2 hours ago) 

Institution makes public apology after independent investigation unearths nearly 2,000 reported cases of abuse dating to 1950

The Methodist Church in Britain has apologised for failing to protect children and adults after an investigation uncovered nearly 2,000 reports of physical and sexual abuse within the institution dating to 1950.

The MCB, which published the findings of the independent inquiry on Thursday, said it wanted to be open about the past and to have stronger safeguarding procedures in the future.

Continue reading...




Pebble Time review: the simple but effective answer to Apple Watch
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 03:50:49 (2 hours ago) 

Pebble’s latest crowdfunding success story doesn’t try too hard, reaping the benefits of a focus on functionality, notifications and battery life

Pebble Time is the latest smartwatch crowdfunding success story, having broken records by hitting $2m in 58 minutes and ultimately raising over $20m. But is the watch that works with both Android and iPhone – making it a direct Apple Watch competitor – worth the hype?

This is the second time on the merry-go-round for Pebble. Its first cross-platform smartwatch, simply called the Pebble, broke Kickstarter records in 2012 and reignited the smartwatch industry.

Pros: long battery life, always-on screen readable in direct light or in the dark, light, waterproof to 30m, simple to use, great music controls

Cons: no way to reply to messages, screen is smaller and doesn’t look as good as some, ties into iOS not as good as Apple Watch

Continue reading...
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 03:50:43 (2 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 03:50:30 (2 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






VIDEO: Why the Common Dolphin is becoming more common
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 03:50:26 (2 hours ago) 
The BBC's John Maguire joins a scientific expedition that is studying the Common Dolphin population off the west coast of Scotland, and trying to find out why, until recently, it was quite a rare sight.
In pictures: Edinburgh Fringe poster contest
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 03:50:26 (2 hours ago) 
Who won? The official poster for the 2015 festival




Rinehart loses family trust battle
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 03:50:26 (2 hours ago) 
Australia's richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, loses control of the family trust to her daughter, after a long running legal battle.
White House Brief: Things to know about George Pataki
  Source: AP Top Political News 2015-05-28 03:50:24 (2 hours ago) 
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Former New York Gov. George Pataki plans to say Thursday whether he's running for the Republican presidential nomination. Here's a snapshot of things to know about him....
Jeb Bush and corporate boardrooms: 15 cases
  Source: AP Top Political News 2015-05-28 03:50:24 (2 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jeb Bush served on the board of directors or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits since leaving office as Florida governor in early 2007. Here are the 15, his role for each, the years he served and his pay in the cases it is known:...
US, Swiss timed FIFA raids for maximum effect
  Source: AP Top News 2015-05-28 03:50:24 (2 hours ago) 
BERN, Switzerland (AP) - For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world. They knew that the moment to strike would come when FIFA, the sport's governing body, held its annual congress in Zurich, gathering all of its top officials - including the main suspects in a far-reaching U.S. corruption probe....
Premier: Serbia ready to reduce dependency on Russian gas
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 03:50:23 (2 hours ago) 
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic says his country will accept U.S. calls to reduce dependency on Russian gas supplies by adding an American-backed pipeline that would bring gas to Europe from Azerbaijan....




After complaints, Chinese hotelier gets his government's ear
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 03:50:23 (2 hours ago) 
BEIJING (AP) -- In the wee hours of a March morning, a Chinese hotelier wrote a 5,000-word open letter to his country's premier and posted it on social media. The delicate topic: how local regulators capriciously enforce rules and extort bribes. Within days, officials came knocking....
Premier: Serbia ready to reduce dependency on Russian gas
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 03:50:23 (2 hours ago) 
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic says his country will accept U.S. calls to reduce dependency on Russian gas supplies by adding an American-backed pipeline that would bring gas to Europe from Azerbaijan....
After complaints, Chinese hotelier gets his government's ear
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 03:50:23 (2 hours ago) 
BEIJING (AP) -- In the wee hours of a March morning, a Chinese hotelier wrote a 5,000-word open letter to his country's premier and posted it on social media. The delicate topic: how local regulators capriciously enforce rules and extort bribes. Within days, officials came knocking....
Premier: Serbia ready to reduce dependency on Russian gas
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 03:50:23 (2 hours ago) 
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic says his country will accept U.S. calls to reduce dependency on Russian gas supplies by adding an American-backed pipeline that would bring gas to Europe from Azerbaijan....
After complaints, Chinese hotelier gets his government's ear
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 03:50:23 (2 hours ago) 
BEIJING (AP) -- In the wee hours of a March morning, a Chinese hotelier wrote a 5,000-word open letter to his country's premier and posted it on social media. The delicate topic: how local regulators capriciously enforce rules and extort bribes. Within days, officials came knocking....




US, Swiss timed FIFA raids for maximum effect
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2015-05-28 03:50:23 (2 hours ago) 
BERN, Switzerland (AP) -- For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world....
VITAL STATISTICS
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch Local and State News 2015-05-28 03:40:25 (2 hours ago) 
RED CROSS: Blood drives are open today
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 03:40:12 (2 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 03:40:06 (2 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






More Texas towns brace for high water; death toll climbs
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2015-05-28 03:31:34 (2 hours ago) 

Swollen Brazos River threatens low-lying neighborhoods; May is wettest month on record.

       




Sheriff: 2 arrests in suspicious Belfair, Wash., death
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-05-28 03:31:31 (2 hours ago) 
BELFAIR, Wash. (AP) — The Mason County sheriff’s office says two people have been arrested for investigation of murder in connection with a killing at a residence near Belfair, Washington. The sheriff’s office says the investigation continues. Details of the arrests were not immediately available Wednesday evening. The Kitsap Sun reports that Mason County Coroner […]
Vancouver, Wash.: Arrest in credit union robbery, stabbing
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-05-28 03:31:31 (2 hours ago) 
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Vancouver, Washington, police and U.S. deputy marshals have arrested a 24-year-old man accused of stabbing a customer while robbing a credit union. The Columbian reports (http://is.gd/iBGZn2 ) that Timar Degraffe was arrested Wednesday. He was booked into the Clark County Jail for investigation of second-degree attempted murder and first-degree robbery. Police […]
Timbuktu's director: why I dared to show hostage-taking jihadis in a new light
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 03:31:23 (2 hours ago) 

It was too hot for Africa and got banned in Paris. Abderrahmane Sissako, the director of Timbuktu, explains why the film makes him cry

On 29 July 2012, while much of the world was glued to the London Olympics, a man and woman were abducted in Aguelhok, northern Mali. They were seized by Ansar Dine, an Islamist group that had recently occupied the village. The couple had two children, but were found to be unmarried. Soon afterwards, they were buried up to their necks and stoned to death.

Early the next year, director Abderrahmane Sissako began work on a movie about the takeover of a town by jihadis. He planned to shoot in Timbuktu, the desert city in Mali from which the film would take its title. For months, Ansar Dine (Defenders of the Faith in Arabic) had advanced through Mali, seeking to impose sharia law, but by then the French military had intervened. Just before filming began, a checkpoint near the airport was struck by a suicide bomber. The entire production moved across the border into Mauritania.

Related: Cannes 2014: Timbuktu review – searing fundamentalist drama

Related: Songhoy Blues: the lost sound of northern Mali emerges from civil war

Continue reading...
Man who smoked pot with chameleon is cleared of animal cruelty
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 03:31:22 (2 hours ago) 

Chicago judge rules Bruce Blunt blowing marijuana smoke into pet Binna’s mouth was not high enough on scale of wrongdoing to warrant a conviction

A judge has acquitted a Chicago man of animal cruelty charges filed after the man posted a video of himself smoking marijuana with a chameleon.

After viewing the video and hearing the arguments of prosecutors and the defence, Cook county Circuit Judge Robert Kuzas ruled that Bruce Blunt’s behaviour was “uncalled for and immature” but did not amount to criminality.

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Guantanamo detainee doesn't trust memory of battle he was convicted over
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 03:31:21 (2 hours ago) 

Canadian who was Guantánamo Bay’s youngest prisoner says he is unsure about his memory of the firefight that his murder conviction is based on

Omar Khadr, the Canadian who was once the youngest prisoner at Guantánamo Bay, is unsure about his memory of a firefight that led to his murder conviction by a US military tribunal, according to an interview published on Wednesday.

Khadr, 28, was the first person since the second world war prosecuted in a war crimes tribunal for acts committed as a juvenile.

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Kitchen gadgets review: the Cuisinart Gelato and Ice-Cream Professional
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 03:31:17 (2 hours ago) 
Need large, regular quantities of great home-made ice-cream and sorbet? Then you’re in luck – although your waistline may not agree

Gelato & Ice-Cream Professional (£250, Cuisinart.co.uk). Small freezer unit enveloping a removable bucket and motorised paddles. Chills and aerates ice-cream custards and sorbet syrups.

Continue reading...
Norway's sovereign wealth fund accused of 'pretend divestment'
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 03:31:17 (2 hours ago) 

World’s richest sovereign wealth fund increase its investments in coal despite high profile pledge to dump fossil fuels, financial analysis shows

The world’s richest sovereign wealth fund has sunk more money into coal just three months after a high-profile pledge to dump fossil fuels as part of its commitment to responsible investing, according to financial analysis by three environmental groups.

Instead of reducing its overall exposure to businesses based on coal, the Norwegian Government Pension Fund (GPF) increased its holdings by 3bn Norwegian kroner to NOK 85.8bn ($1bn/£7.3bn) by the end of last year, the report Still Dirty, Still Dangerous said.

Related: World's biggest sovereign wealth fund dumps dozens of coal companies

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Malaysian police arrest own officers over involvement in migrant death camps
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 03:31:16 (2 hours ago) 

Authorities say two officers are being investigated for aiding people smuggling as the government faces criticism it failed to act to stamp out networks and camps

Malaysian authorities said on Thursday they were investigating official complicity and links to the shocking discovery of a network of people-smuggling camps and mass graves hidden in the jungle.

Deputy home minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said two police officers had been arrested, fuelling long-standing criticism by rights groups over a lack of action against alleged official involvement in the illicit trade.

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Greek bailout talks loom over G7 meeting - live updates
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 03:31:16 (2 hours ago) 

All the latest economic and financial news, including Greece’s debt negotiations and the second estimate of UK GDP

Introduction: G7 finance ministers in Dresden

Larry Summers: Greece needs growth

8.30am BST

Has the Chinese stock market bubble just started to burst?

Shares in Shanghai have tumbled today, dragging the main index down by 6.5% by the close of trading.

8.12am BST

There’s a lot of talk about Lehman Brothers at the G7 meeting of finance ministers in Dresden, says Bloomberg’s Hans Nichols.

And that because those with long memories recall how the US investment bank was allowed to fail in September 2008, triggering the near-meltdown of financial system.

Related: US to urge Greece to end brinkmanship with creditors at G7 meeting

8.01am BST

Larry Summers, the top US economics professor and former US Treasury secretary, has urged eurozone leaders to compromise with Greece.

He argues that Europeans “need to recognise there are limits” to the amount of austerity that can be imposed on the Greek economy.

Ultimately, debt problems are resolved by growth, not just by austerity.

Both Greece&creditors "have to move" .Debt limits get solved by growth, not just austerity Larry Summers tells @HansNichols #G7

7.53am BST

Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business.

#FTSE100 called flat ahead of UK GDP, EZ Sentiment and US Pending Home Sales, oh and of course another round of Greek 'deal or no deal'

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Methodist Church in Britain apologises for historical abuse
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 03:30:46 (2 hours ago) 

Institution makes public apology after independent investigation unearths nearly 2,000 reported cases of abuse dating to 1950

Continue reading...




Guantanamo detainee doesn't trust memory of battle he was convicted over
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 03:30:46 (2 hours ago) 

Canadian who was Guantánamo Bay’s youngest prisoner says he is unsure about his memory of the firefight that his murder conviction is based on

Omar Khadr, the Canadian who was once the youngest prisoner at Guantánamo Bay, is unsure about his memory of a firefight that led to his murder conviction by a US military tribunal, according to an interview published on Wednesday.

Khadr, 28, was the first person since the second world war prosecuted in a war crimes tribunal for acts committed as a juvenile.

Continue reading...
Norway's sovereign wealth fund accused of 'pretend divestment'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 03:30:46 (2 hours ago) 

World’s richest sovereign wealth fund increase its investments in coal despite high profile pledge to dump fossil fuels, financial analysis shows

The world’s richest sovereign wealth fund has sunk more money into coal just three months after a high-profile pledge to dump fossil fuels as part of its commitment to responsible investing, according to financial analysis by three environmental groups.

Instead of reducing its overall exposure to businesses based on coal, the Norwegian Government Pension Fund (GPF) increased its holdings by 3bn Norwegian kroner to NOK 85.8bn ($1bn/£7.3bn) by the end of last year, the report Still Dirty, Still Dangerous said.

Related: World's biggest sovereign wealth fund dumps dozens of coal companies

Continue reading...
Federal judge to preside over first hearing in House GOP lawsuit challenging Obama health law
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-05-28 03:30:43 (2 hours ago) 
Obama to get annual hurricane briefing in Miami, warn about dangers of climate change
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-05-28 03:30:43 (2 hours ago) 
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 03:30:39 (2 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics




New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 03:30:27 (2 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






Rinehart loses family trust battle
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-05-28 03:30:24 (2 hours ago) 
Australia's richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, loses control of the family trust to her daughter, after a long running legal battle.
Barman guilty over 56-shot death
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-05-28 03:30:24 (2 hours ago) 
A French barman is convicted of manslaughter and given a suspended sentence for allowing a customer to drink 56 shots that led to his death.
Barman guilty over 56-shot death
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 03:30:24 (2 hours ago) 
A French barman is convicted of manslaughter and given a suspended sentence for allowing a customer to drink 56 shots that led to his death.
Rubio returns to childhood home: Las Vegas, not Miami
  Source: AP Top Political News 2015-05-28 03:30:22 (2 hours ago) 
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Florida Senator Marco Rubio is back in his childhood home of Las Vegas....




EU tables €143.5 billion spending plan for 2016
  Source: News from EUobserver.com 2015-05-28 03:28:38 (2 hours ago) 
EU spending will total €143.5 billion in 2016 under budget plans tabled by the European Commission on Wednesday (27 May).






[Ticker] Nato chief says Russian nuclear threats are 'deeply troubling'
  Source: News from EUobserver.com 2015-05-28 03:28:37 (2 hours ago) 
Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday said Russian plans to deploy nuclear-capable missiles in Kaliningrad would “fundamentally change the balance of security in Europe,” reports the Guardian. "Russia’s recent use of nuclear rhetoric, exercises and operations are deeply troubling," he said.






[Ticker] Germany wants UK in Europe but not at any price
  Source: News from EUobserver.com 2015-05-28 03:28:37 (2 hours ago) 
Germany's foreign minister Steinmeier Wednesday said Britain should remain in the EU but not at any price, reports Reuters. "I hope in the UK there is a debate that also respects how far Europe can go to meet it." The UK will have an EU membership referendum by end 2017.






[Ticker] Macedonia to join Turkish Stream if EU and Russia agree
  Source: News from EUobserver.com 2015-05-28 03:28:37 (2 hours ago) 
Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski said on Wednesday that his country will join Turkish Stream, but only if the EU and Russia reach an agreement on the gas pipeline project. Turkish Stream would bring Russian gas to Europe via the Turkish-Greek border, but the EU has said it “won’t work”.






[Sponsored] 5G: What’s in it for those over 65
  Source: News from EUobserver.com 2015-05-28 03:28:37 (2 hours ago) 
If you think next-generation tech is for the next generation, think again.










[Ticker] Iceland repays Polish bailout ahead of schedule
  Source: News from EUobserver.com 2015-05-28 03:28:37 (2 hours ago) 
Iceland this week will pay back a loan from Poland over six years early, reports mbl.is. Iceland received €49.3 million from Poland in the aftermath of the collapse of the Icelandic financial system under a ‘Stand-By Arrangement’ with the International Monetary Fund back in 2009.






[Ticker] EU negotiators reach deal on Juncker fund
  Source: News from EUobserver.com 2015-05-28 03:28:37 (2 hours ago) 
MEPs and national governments have reached agreement on the details of a €315 billion investment plan - the EU commission's flagship programme to kickstart the economy. After a marathon session that started at 7.30pm on Wednesday, a deal was announced around 8am on Thursday.






EXCLUSIVE: Crime data suit settled for only $5G
  Source: New York News - NY Daily News 2015-05-28 03:28:27 (2 hours ago) 
A former City Council analyst who criticized Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s testimony settled his wrongful termination lawsuit.
New Ugandan radio stations run on sun, smartphones and buckets
  Source: New Scientist - Online News 2015-05-28 03:28:25 (2 hours ago) 
Bare-bones radio stations, which use smartphones as their DJ booths, are setting information free in rural Uganda







Molestation Claim Against Michael Jackson's Estate Dismissed
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-05-28 03:28:16 (2 hours ago) 
A choreographer who accused Michael Jackson of years of molestation cannot pursue his allegations against the singer's estate because he waited too long to file the legal action, a judge ruled.




L.A.-Area Beaches Closed Over Mystery Petroleum Patties
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-05-28 03:28:15 (2 hours ago) 
Parts of the coastline near Los Angeles were closed Wednesday after small globs of what officials called a petroleum product began washing ashore.
'Draw Muhammad' Contest Planned in Phoenix
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-05-28 03:28:15 (2 hours ago) 
A Phoenix area anti-Muslim activist is planning a protest and "Draw Muhammad" cartoon contest near the Islamic Community Center.







Lohan Moonlights to Meet Court-Ordered Deadline
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-05-28 03:28:15 (2 hours ago) 
Lindsay Lohan doubled up on community service jobs while in New York City in order to complete the hours required to avoid jailtime by her May 28 deadline.







Man who smoked pot with chameleon is cleared of animal cruelty
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 03:26:04 (3 hours ago) 

Chicago judge rules Bruce Blunt blowing marijuana smoke into pet Binna’s mouth was not high enough on scale of wrongdoing to warrant a conviction

Continue reading...
Norway's sovereign wealth fund accused of 'pretend divestment'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 03:26:02 (3 hours ago) 

World’s richest sovereign wealth fund increase its investments in coal despite high profile pledge to dump fossil fuels, financial analysis shows

Continue reading...




Malaysian police arrest own officers over involvement in migrant death camps
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 03:26:02 (3 hours ago) 

Authorities say two officers are being investigated for aiding people smuggling as the government faces criticism it failed to act to stamp out networks and camps

Continue reading...
Timbuktu's director: why I dared to show hostage-taking jihadis in a new light
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 03:25:50 (3 hours ago) 

It was too hot for Africa and got banned in Paris. Abderrahmane Sissako, the director of Timbuktu, explains why the film makes him cry

On 29 July 2012, while much of the world was glued to the London Olympics, a man and woman were abducted in Aguelhok, northern Mali. They were seized by Ansar Dine, an Islamist group that had recently occupied the village. The couple had two children, but were found to be unmarried. Soon afterwards, they were buried up to their necks and stoned to death.

Early the next year, director Abderrahmane Sissako began work on a movie about the takeover of a town by jihadis. He planned to shoot in Timbuktu, the desert city in Mali from which the film would take its title. For months, Ansar Dine (Defenders of the Faith in Arabic) had advanced through Mali, seeking to impose sharia law, but by then the French military had intervened. Just before filming began, a checkpoint near the airport was struck by a suicide bomber. The entire production moved across the border into Mauritania.

Related: Cannes 2014: Timbuktu review – searing fundamentalist drama

Related: Songhoy Blues: the lost sound of northern Mali emerges from civil war

Continue reading...
Man who smoked pot with chameleon is cleared of animal cruelty
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 03:25:49 (3 hours ago) 

Chicago judge rules Bruce Blunt blowing marijuana smoke into pet Binna’s mouth was not high enough on scale of wrongdoing to warrant a conviction

A judge has acquitted a Chicago man of animal cruelty charges filed after the man posted a video of himself smoking marijuana with a chameleon.

After viewing the video and hearing the arguments of prosecutors and the defence, Cook county Circuit Judge Robert Kuzas ruled that Bruce Blunt’s behaviour was “uncalled for and immature” but did not amount to criminality.

Continue reading...
Kitchen gadgets review: the Cuisinart Gelato and Ice-Cream Professional
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 03:25:44 (3 hours ago) 
Need large, regular quantities of great home-made ice-cream and sorbet? Then you’re in luck – although your waistline may not agree

Gelato & Ice-Cream Professional (£250, Cuisinart.co.uk). Small freezer unit enveloping a removable bucket and motorised paddles. Chills and aerates ice-cream custards and sorbet syrups.

Continue reading...
Malaysian police arrest own officers over involvement in migrant death camps
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 03:25:43 (3 hours ago) 

Authorities say two officers are being investigated for aiding people smuggling as the government faces criticism it failed to act to stamp out networks and camps

Malaysian authorities said on Thursday they were investigating official complicity and links to the shocking discovery of a network of people-smuggling camps and mass graves hidden in the jungle.

Deputy home minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar said two police officers had been arrested, fuelling long-standing criticism by rights groups over a lack of action against alleged official involvement in the illicit trade.

Continue reading...




Greek bailout talks loom over G7 meeting - live updates
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 03:25:43 (3 hours ago) 

All the latest economic and financial news, including Greece’s debt negotiations and the second estimate of UK GDP

Introduction: G7 finance ministers in Dresden

Larry Summers: Greece needs growth

8.12am BST

There’s a lot of talk about Lehman Brothers at the G7 meeting of finance ministers in Dresden, says Bloomberg’s Hans Nichols.

And that because those with long memories recall how the US investment bank was allowed to fail in September 2008, triggering the near-meltdown of financial system.

Related: US to urge Greece to end brinkmanship with creditors at G7 meeting

8.01am BST

Larry Summers, the top US economics professor and former US Treasury secretary, has urged eurozone leaders to compromise with Greece.

He argues that Europeans “need to recognise there are limits” to the amount of austerity that can be imposed on the Greek economy.

Ultimately, debt problems are resolved by growth, not just by austerity.

Both Greece&creditors "have to move" .Debt limits get solved by growth, not just austerity Larry Summers tells @HansNichols #G7

7.53am BST

Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business.

#FTSE100 called flat ahead of UK GDP, EZ Sentiment and US Pending Home Sales, oh and of course another round of Greek 'deal or no deal'

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 03:24:45 (3 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 03:21:47 (3 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






Hashtag is 'children's word of year'
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-05-28 03:21:32 (3 hours ago) 
Hashtag is declared 'children's word of the year' by the Oxford University Press after analysis of entries to the BBC's 500 Words competition.
Thursday's gossip column
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 03:21:22 (3 hours ago) 
Real Madrid to target Raheem Sterling, Man City lead Pogba chase, Ancelotti keen to manage Liverpool, plus more.




Boxing is a weird career - Mitchell
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 03:21:22 (3 hours ago) 
Talented East End boxer Kevin Mitchell who "lived like a monk" before booze derailed his career has another shot at a world title.
Former NY governor Pataki inches toward 2016 starting line
  Source: AP Top Political News 2015-05-28 03:21:06 (3 hours ago) 
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Politicians like to say a presidential campaign is a marathon, not a sprint. Republican George Pataki has taken almost a decade just to get to the starting line....
First hearing in House lawsuit over Obama health law
  Source: AP Top Political News 2015-05-28 03:21:06 (3 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorneys for the federal government and the House of Representatives are getting ready to face off in the first court hearing on Republicans' lawsuit over President Barack Obama's health care law....
Bush's busy role on corporate boards could become 2016 issue
  Source: AP Top Political News 2015-05-28 03:21:06 (3 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After leaving the Florida governor's office, Jeb Bush began lining up positions in corporate boardrooms. He served as a board member or adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, as many as 11 at a time....
Bush's busy role on corporate boards could become 2016 issue
  Source: AP Top News 2015-05-28 03:21:05 (3 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) - After leaving the Florida governor's office, Jeb Bush began lining up positions in corporate boardrooms. He served as a board member or adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, as many as 11 at a time. But those roles, which earned Bush millions, have also brought occasional headaches....




Paris leaders want fast expulsion of migrants from tent camp
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2015-05-28 03:21:01 (3 hours ago) 
PARIS (AP) -- In the shadow of the famed Sacre Coeur basilica, hundreds of migrants have poured into a makeshift tent camp on a bridge over Eurostar train tracks to Britain - the country that many see as a cherished final destination....
Bush's busy role on corporate boards could become 2016 issue
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2015-05-28 03:21:00 (3 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After leaving the Florida governor's office, Jeb Bush began lining up positions in corporate boardrooms. He served as a board member or adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, as many as 11 at a time....
Mugshot of Couple Arrested For Selling Real Estate on the Moon
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-05-28 03:20:25 (3 hours ago) 
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Here's a penguin shitting on some other penguins
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-05-28 03:20:25 (3 hours ago) 
submitted by 2dubs1bro to gifs
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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 03:20:13 (3 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics




New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 03:20:06 (3 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






Poor Construction, Safety Checks Blamed for Fatal China Fire
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-05-28 03:20:02 (3 hours ago) 
Poor construction, lax safety checks blamed for China rest home fire that killed 38
NASA sending five-metre THERMO-HAMMER to Mars
  Source: The Register 2015-05-28 03:11:30 (3 hours ago) 
NASA sending five-metre THERMO-HAMMER to Mars
  Source: The Register 2015-05-28 03:11:29 (3 hours ago) 
InSight lander starts pre-flight tests before drilling deep with heat probe

NASA has announced that its next Mars lander, the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight), has started its pre-flight tests to ensure it can survive launch and the long schlep to the Red Planet.…

'No wilder place on Earth': explorers tackle the full Okavango Delta
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 03:11:28 (3 hours ago) 

A new expedition seeks to conserve the source of the Okavango Delta in the war-torn, little-known highlands of Angola

Recently, wildlife news from Africa has been almost universally bleak and frustrating to the point of despair: rhinos with their faces cut off, elephants slaughtered en masse via helicopter, and chimps and gorillas gunned down or snared for bushmeat. A massive onslaught of people, poaching and habitat destruction has led to declines in everything from lions to giraffes and hippos to okapi. But this picture of blood, carcasses and seemingly relentless loss isn’t the only reality on a continent three times the size of Europe. There are still places where wildlife runs largely unmolested, where abundance is unquestionable, and where wilderness covers an unbroken horizon: one of these is Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

“The Okavango Delta is the largest, most important Ramsar site in the world – one of the last, great wetland wildernesses on the planet,” said Steve Boyes, a National Geographic Explorer and renowned bird expert, referring to the international Ramsar treaty for the protection of the world’s wetlands.

This is the Africa of a hundred thousand years ago

We hope to rediscover the Angolan lion, wild dogs, elephant, buffalo and cheetah

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Bangladeshi blogger named on hitlist warned: 'You will be next'
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 03:11:28 (3 hours ago) 

Ananya Azad among the writers concerned for their safety after murder of three men who criticised intolerance and religious fundamentalism

Ananya Azad is no stranger to assassination attempts. The prominent Bangladeshi blogger’s father, Humayun Azad, wrote a scathing critique of Islamist fundamentalism in 2003 entitled Pak Sar Jamin Sad Bad (Blessed Be the Sacred Land, the title of Pakistan’s national anthem). A year after it was published, Humayan was seriously injured in a street attack by assailants wielding machetes.

Now, it is his son’s turn to fear the outside world. Ananya followed in his father’s footsteps to become a writer critical of intolerance and religious fundamentalism, a career that has landed him on a hitlist containing the names of 84 atheist bloggers.

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Finders Keepers by Stephen King – writers, beware your fans
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 03:11:28 (3 hours ago) 

A psychopath’s literary obsession spells bad news for his favourite author – and for the teenager who discovers his unpublished works

Writers are obsessed with other writers. So many of the greats have, somewhere in their oeuvre, at least one novel in which an author is either writing a book, or is struggling with writer’s block. It is a narrative writers relish: that somebody can make their fortune from nothing other than telling stories, and trying to tell them well.

For King, it is a rich vein that he has mined on more than one occasion. Some of his most enduring works feature writers: Salem’s Lot, It, The Shining, The Dark Half and many more feature writers of either novels or plays. But King’s most famous work about an author is Misery, a truly terrifying look at what happens when a keen fan strays onto the wrong side of obsession. It is commonly read as a metaphor for addiction, but can also be taken at face value as an investigation into the love that fans feel for the writers who have changed their lives.

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Less than a quarter of working-age black adults in California have a bachelor's degree
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2015-05-28 03:11:18 (3 hours ago) 
Lohan Moonlights to Meet Court-Ordered Deadline
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-05-28 03:11:02 (3 hours ago) 
Lindsay Lohan doubled up on community service jobs while in New York City in order to complete the hours required to avoid jailtime by her May 28 deadline.







Bangladeshi blogger named on hitlist warned: 'You will be next'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 03:10:46 (3 hours ago) 

Ananya Azad among the writers concerned for their safety after murder of three men who criticised intolerance and religious fundamentalism

Ananya Azad is no stranger to assassination attempts. The prominent Bangladeshi blogger’s father, Humayun Azad, wrote a scathing critique of Islamist fundamentalism in 2003 entitled Pak Sar Jamin Sad Bad (Blessed Be the Sacred Land, the title of Pakistan’s national anthem). A year after it was published, Humayan was seriously injured in a street attack by assailants wielding machetes.

Now, it is his son’s turn to fear the outside world. Ananya followed in his father’s footsteps to become a writer critical of intolerance and religious fundamentalism, a career that has landed him on a hitlist containing the names of 84 atheist bloggers.

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 03:10:39 (3 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Flooded Texas faces more
  Source: CNN.com 2015-05-28 03:10:32 (3 hours ago) 
The ferocious Blanco River surged into the Perez family's vacation home, blowing the door off its frame.
Despite flood control projects, Houston remains vulnerable to floods like this week's
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-05-28 03:10:32 (3 hours ago) 
Resorts, tours offering mancation packages for pals
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-05-28 03:10:29 (3 hours ago) 
Libra Moon Match
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-05-28 03:10:29 (3 hours ago) 

The Libra moon is sponsoring a match: Happiness vs. Fun. Fun is in one corner, promising you easy laughs and immediate pleasure. Happiness rallies from the other side of the ring looking not nearly as flashy and offering little more than meaningful responsibilities to shoulder. Not so glamorous, perhaps, but something to root for.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Making amends will fix what's broken, even though you don't feel you're really to blame. Forget about the blame for now while you focus on helping the other person feel better.





Distributor taps into needs of niche craft beers
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-05-28 03:10:29 (3 hours ago) 
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 03:10:27 (3 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






Paris leaders want fast expulsion of migrants from tent camp
  Source: AP Top News 2015-05-28 03:10:21 (3 hours ago) 
PARIS (AP) - In the shadow of the famed Sacre Coeur basilica, hundreds of migrants have poured into a makeshift tent camp on a bridge over Eurostar train tracks to Britain - the country that many see as a cherished final destination. After many agonizing journeys, the mostly East African migrants find themselves in limbo. Local leaders, fed up with the sordid eyesore looming over Gare du Nord train station, are calling for the migrants to be moved as early as next month to more decent shelt...
High Court Orders UK ISPs To Block EBook Sites
  Source: Slashdot 2015-05-28 03:10:11 (3 hours ago) 
An anonymous reader writes: The UK High Court has ordered British ISPs to block seven websites that help users find unauthorized copies of eBooks. Under the order, BT, Virgin, Sky, EE and TalkTalk must block AvaxHome, Bookfi, Bookre, Ebookee, Freebookspot, Freshwap and LibGen within the next ten days. “We are very pleased that the High Court has granted this order and, in doing so, recognizes the damage being inflicted on UK publishers and authors by these infringing websites,” says Richard Mollet, Chief Executive of The Publishers Association. “A third of publisher revenues now come from digital sales but unfortunately this rise in the digital market has brought with it a growth in online infringement. Our members need to be able to protect their authors’ works from such illegal activity; writers need to be paid and publishers need to be able to continue to innovate and invest in new talent and material.”

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Brutal India heat wave kills more than 1,400 people (video)
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-05-28 03:09:23 (3 hours ago) 
Temperatures have exceeded 116 degrees in parts of the country in recent days, melting pavement in some areas.




In the World
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:46 (3 hours ago) 
Life after mechanical ventilation: Searching for answers
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:46 (3 hours ago) 
Emily Damuth and Stephen Trzeciak, critical-care specialists at Cooper University Hospital, would like to be able to tell patients what their lives will be like if they choose to stay on a breathing machine for more than a couple of weeks.
Greek premier says deal on bailout is getting near
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:46 (3 hours ago) 
ATHENS, Greece - Greece's prime minister said Wednesday that his country is close to reaching a deal with bailout creditors, prompting European stock markets to jump on hopes of a breakthrough in the slow-moving talks.
IRS reportedly believes ID thieves based in Russia
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:46 (3 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON - IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two officials told the Associated Press.
Paul blames GOP for ISIS
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:46 (3 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is blaming his own party for the rise of the Islamic State group.




In the Nation
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:45 (3 hours ago) 
Newer types of birth control pills confirmed to raise blood clot risk
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:45 (3 hours ago) 
Women who take newer types of birth control pills face a higher risk of developing blood clots than women who take older types, researchers said Tuesday, providing what some called "clarifying" evidence that more modern contraceptives designed as safer options may in fact pose more risk than earlier formulations.
Vatican official decries Irish vote
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:45 (3 hours ago) 
VATICAN CITY - Last week's referendum legalizing same-sex marriage in Ireland "is not only a defeat for Christian principles, but also a bit of a defeat for humanity," according to a top Vatican official.
Copper theft halts NYC trains
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:45 (3 hours ago) 
NEW YORK - Subway service was disrupted for hundreds of thousands of commuters Wednesday because of a massive theft of copper cable from train tracks, transit officials said.
EPA issues final rules protecting drinking water, streams
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:45 (3 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON - Drinking water for 117 million Americans will be protected under new rules shielding small streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development, the Obama administration said Wednesday.




CALIFORNIA
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:45 (3 hours ago) 
A judge Wednesday ordered a 14-year-old girl to serve 400 hours of community service for causing one of the worst wildfires in San Diego County last year.
Cameron, speaking via queen, outlines his plans
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:45 (3 hours ago) 
LONDON - Pomp met politics as Queen Elizabeth II donned a diamond-studded crown Wednesday to read out laws planned by Britain's new government, including more autonomy for Scotland and a referendum on whether to remain in the European Union.
UNITED NATIONS
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:44 (3 hours ago) 
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday that he will step down as the world body's special Middle East envoy at the end of June, British media reported, citing unnamed diplomatic sources.
Afghan president praises forces for repelling attack
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:44 (3 hours ago) 
KABUL, Afghanistan - President Ashraf Ghani praised security forces on Wednesday for repelling a Taliban assault on a Kabul guesthouse, which sparked a six-hour gun battle that kept nearby residents cowering until dawn.
Dozens in Yemen killed in aerial bombardment
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:44 (3 hours ago) 
SANA'A, Yemen - Thunderous airstrikes hit Yemen's capital, a Red Sea naval port, and a border province Wednesday, killing at least 75 people and injuring more than 100 others, officials and residents said. It was believed to be the largest single-day death toll of the two-month-old Saudi-led aerial offensive.




Study: Ethiopian fossils indicate new forerunner of humans
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:44 (3 hours ago) 
NEW YORK - A fossil find adds another twig to the human evolutionary tree, giving further evidence that the well-known "Lucy" species had company in what is now Ethiopia, a new study says.
ISIS hits Iraqi army with suicide blasts
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:44 (3 hours ago) 
BAGHDAD - The Islamic State unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the sprawling Sunni heartland, an Iraqi military spokesman said Wednesday.
Texans cleaning up after floods
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:44 (3 hours ago) 
HOUSTON - Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 21 people dead and a dozen others missing.
In the World
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:43 (3 hours ago) 
Life after mechanical ventilation: Searching for answers
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:42 (3 hours ago) 
Emily Damuth and Stephen Trzeciak, critical-care specialists at Cooper University Hospital, would like to be able to tell patients what their lives will be like if they choose to stay on a breathing machine for more than a couple of weeks.




Greek premier says deal on bailout is getting near
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:42 (3 hours ago) 
ATHENS, Greece - Greece's prime minister said Wednesday that his country is close to reaching a deal with bailout creditors, prompting European stock markets to jump on hopes of a breakthrough in the slow-moving talks.
IRS reportedly believes ID thieves based in Russia
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:42 (3 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON - IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two officials told the Associated Press.
Paul blames GOP for ISIS
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:42 (3 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is blaming his own party for the rise of the Islamic State group.
In the Nation
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:42 (3 hours ago) 
Newer types of birth control pills confirmed to raise blood clot risk
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:42 (3 hours ago) 
Women who take newer types of birth control pills face a higher risk of developing blood clots than women who take older types, researchers said Tuesday, providing what some called "clarifying" evidence that more modern contraceptives designed as safer options may in fact pose more risk than earlier formulations.




Vatican official decries Irish vote
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:41 (3 hours ago) 
VATICAN CITY - Last week's referendum legalizing same-sex marriage in Ireland "is not only a defeat for Christian principles, but also a bit of a defeat for humanity," according to a top Vatican official.
Copper theft halts NYC trains
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:41 (3 hours ago) 
NEW YORK - Subway service was disrupted for hundreds of thousands of commuters Wednesday because of a massive theft of copper cable from train tracks, transit officials said.
EPA issues final rules protecting drinking water, streams
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:41 (3 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON - Drinking water for 117 million Americans will be protected under new rules shielding small streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development, the Obama administration said Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:41 (3 hours ago) 
A judge Wednesday ordered a 14-year-old girl to serve 400 hours of community service for causing one of the worst wildfires in San Diego County last year.
Cameron, speaking via queen, outlines his plans
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:41 (3 hours ago) 
LONDON - Pomp met politics as Queen Elizabeth II donned a diamond-studded crown Wednesday to read out laws planned by Britain's new government, including more autonomy for Scotland and a referendum on whether to remain in the European Union.




UNITED NATIONS
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:41 (3 hours ago) 
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair announced in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday that he will step down as the world body's special Middle East envoy at the end of June, British media reported, citing unnamed diplomatic sources.
Afghan president praises forces for repelling attack
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:41 (3 hours ago) 
KABUL, Afghanistan - President Ashraf Ghani praised security forces on Wednesday for repelling a Taliban assault on a Kabul guesthouse, which sparked a six-hour gun battle that kept nearby residents cowering until dawn.
Dozens in Yemen killed in aerial bombardment
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:40 (3 hours ago) 
SANA'A, Yemen - Thunderous airstrikes hit Yemen's capital, a Red Sea naval port, and a border province Wednesday, killing at least 75 people and injuring more than 100 others, officials and residents said. It was believed to be the largest single-day death toll of the two-month-old Saudi-led aerial offensive.
Study: Ethiopian fossils indicate new forerunner of humans
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:40 (3 hours ago) 
NEW YORK - A fossil find adds another twig to the human evolutionary tree, giving further evidence that the well-known "Lucy" species had company in what is now Ethiopia, a new study says.
ISIS hits Iraqi army with suicide blasts
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:40 (3 hours ago) 
BAGHDAD - The Islamic State unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing at least 17 troops in a major blow to government efforts to dislodge the militants from the sprawling Sunni heartland, an Iraqi military spokesman said Wednesday.




Texans cleaning up after floods
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:40 (3 hours ago) 
HOUSTON - Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 21 people dead and a dozen others missing.
Advocates call for more school funding, highlight success
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:15 (3 hours ago) 
Parents, educators and school advocates urged City Council to approve $105 million in new funding for cash-strapped public schools.
City's top fiscal watchdog favors tax breaks for Gallery
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:15 (3 hours ago) 
City Controller Alan Butkovitz said that giving developers tax relief would yield more revenue.
On Rosewood Street, residents leery after alleged assault
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:15 (3 hours ago) 
Neighbors of a 35-year-old woman who was sexually assaulted on Memorial Day say the attack was a shock on their quiet block.
An eye-opening lesson through simulated firearms training
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:14 (3 hours ago) 
SEPTA’s top cop uses simulations after police-involved shootings nationwide.




Swatting: A prank that's personal for South Jersey legislator
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:14 (3 hours ago) 
Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, who has been victimized himself, is trying to get penalties stiffened for people who send SWAT teams to strangers’ houses.
A Philadelphia "treasure" retires after never taking "no" for an answer
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:14 (3 hours ago) 
City leaders honor longtime education and literacy advocate, Marciene Mattleman
Man pleads guilty in backpack robbery
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:14 (3 hours ago) 
Tyreek McNeil, 23, admitted killing a young father, who came here from Mexico, in South Philly in 2013.
N. Phila. woman, 91, killed in fire, described as lively, funny
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:14 (3 hours ago) 
Voleta Wiley, 91, of Thompson Street near 26th, died in a blaze yesterday. She liked to eat breakfast with her neighbors.
Man pleads guilty to killing alleged witness
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:14 (3 hours ago) 
Shawn Poindexter admitted gunning down bodega worker Reyna Aguirre-Alonso because she allegedly witnessed an earlier murder.




Sex-toy vending machine sells pleasure for a penny
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:13 (3 hours ago) 
They say it’s America’s first adult vending machine, and it debuts tonight.
Soccer corruption probe only scratches the surface
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:13 (3 hours ago) 
When a city in the United States would like to host something as large as the Super Bowl or something as relatively modest as the USA Swimming national championships, that city puts together a bid package it hopes will be a winner in the competition against other cities vying to host the same event.
Amnesty International says Hamas guilty of torture, summary executions
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:13 (3 hours ago) 
JERUSALEM - The human-rights group Amnesty International alleged Wednesday that Hamas, the Islamist militant group that controls the Gaza Strip, used the cover of last summer's war with Israel to abduct, torture and carry out extrajudicial executions with impunity.
Did airlines jack up fares after Amtrak wreck? It's unclear
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:13 (3 hours ago) 
After the May 12 derailment of Amtrak Train 188 in Philadelphia that left thousands of regional commuters scrambling for other transportation, airfares between New York and Washington seemed to skyrocket - coach fares between Washington Dulles and John F. Kennedy airports were going for $1,000 and more one way.
Life after mechanical ventilation: Searching for answers
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:13 (3 hours ago) 
Emily Damuth and Stephen Trzeciak, critical-care specialists at Cooper University Hospital, would like to be able to tell patients what their lives will be like if they choose to stay on a breathing machine for more than a couple of weeks.




John Murphy | Abscam convict, 88
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:13 (3 hours ago) 
Former U.S. Rep. John Murphy, 88, who represented Staten Island, N.Y., for 18 years before being caught in the Abscam corruption scandal in the late 1970s, has died.
State grant to help Delco fight West Nile Virus
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:13 (3 hours ago) 
DELAWARE COUNTY State grant to help fight W. Nile virus SPRINGFIELD Delaware County officials are getting some help this year in battling the threat of West Nile virus.
NHS to honor foster families in Montco
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:12 (3 hours ago) 
COLMAR NHS Human Services, based in Lafayette Hill, has scheduled a celebration in Colmar on Friday to acknowledge foster families in Montgomery, Bucks, Chester and Delaware Counties for their services and commitment to the children in their care. May is National Foster Care Month.
Chesco superintendent is against particular tests
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:12 (3 hours ago) 
CHESTER COUNTY School chief says tests are hurting WEST CHESTER The superintendent of a top-performing Chester County school district is fighting state testing requirements as schools finish the year's standardized exams.
Task force told: N.J. colleges should rethink tuition, aid
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:12 (3 hours ago) 
TRENTON - New Jersey's colleges should reconsider the traditional "high aid, high tuition" funding model long in place, a task force on college affordability was told Wednesday.




N.J. to consider divestment over payday lender
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:12 (3 hours ago) 
TRENTON - New Jersey is considering divesting public workers' pension funds from a private-equity fund that owns a payday lending firm that was fined $10 million last year by a federal agency for using illegal debt-collection tactics.
Pennsauken declines to join Camden County police force
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:12 (3 hours ago) 
Pennsauken Township's Police Department will not be replaced with a Camden County-run force, the township's public safety director said Wednesday, ending weeks of uncertainty among officers and other residents about the future of policing there.
Pearl S. Buck documentary to be shown in Bucks
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:12 (3 hours ago) 
BUCKS COUNTY New documentary on Pearl S. Buck shown Thursday HILLTOWN TWP. A new documentary celebrating Pearl S. Buck, a Nobel Prize winner and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, is to be shown Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Hearing on State Police nominee
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:11 (3 hours ago) 
HARRISBURG - The state Senate will hold a long-awaited hearing next week on Gov. Wolf's embattled nominee to lead the State Police.
Phila. City Council hears more pleas for increasing school funding
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:11 (3 hours ago) 
One day after a heated hearing between City Council and School District officials, on Wednesday, parents, teachers, and advocates had their turn and delivered a straightforward message to Council: We need more funding.




Chesco housing project for veterans moves forward
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:11 (3 hours ago) 
After two straight years of rejection, a proposed apartment complex for veterans in Chester County has received the tax credits it needs to move forward.
Wolf's policy chief, labor leader call for new support for solar energy
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:10 (3 hours ago) 
Solar advocates in Pennsylvania, including John Hanger, Gov. Wolf's policy chief, and labor leader John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty, called on the legislature Wednesday to boost support for renewable power.
Robocalls, spam texts face limits under U.S. proposal
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:10 (3 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON - Regulators want to make it easier for consumers to stop unwanted robocalls and spam text messages, which have led to a flood of complaints to federal agencies.
'WORLD CUP OF FRAUD'
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:10 (3 hours ago) 
ZURICH - The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.
Michael A. Ferrara, 98, train car inspector
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:10 (3 hours ago) 
Michael A. Ferrara was born in 1916 and grew up on Christian Street near Ninth, when South Philadelphia still had the flavor of its immigrant Italian families.




SEPTA plans to ban many ads
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:10 (3 hours ago) 
SEPTA has created a broad ban on unacceptable advertising, following a federal court ruling earlier this year that required the transit agency to accept anti-Islamic bus ads featuring Adolf Hitler.
Electric art with an environmental message
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:09 (3 hours ago) 
The 25-inch RCA console color TV looks picture-perfect for watching Walter Cronkite. Stereo speakers big enough to serve as furniture back in the '80s are all plugged in and all about the bass.
Joseph J. Connolly, Watergate prosecutor
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:09 (3 hours ago) 
Joseph J. Connolly, 73, of Gladwyne, a respected Philadelphia lawyer and former Watergate prosecutor, died Friday, May 22, of a heart ailment after pulling over his car while driving home from work.
Ex-legislator's Delco job stirs questions
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:09 (3 hours ago) 
When he abruptly resigned from the state House last month, Joe Hackett said he was returning to an $85,290-a-year job with the Delaware County District Attorney's Office after a five-year leave of absence.
Wal-Mart settles suit over comedian's crash
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:09 (3 hours ago) 
Tracy Morgan and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. settled the actor-comedian's lawsuit over a New Jersey Turnpike crash that had left him in a coma for days and killed another comedian.




SEPTA plans to spend $154 million on new locomotives
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:09 (3 hours ago) 
SEPTA plans to spend up to $154 million for 18 new Regional Rail locomotives, the authority's biggest railroad acquisition in a decade.
Phila. man, 23, admits guilt in killing over backpack
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:09 (3 hours ago) 
A Southwest Philadelphia man pleaded guilty to third-degree murder Wednesday for the 2013 shooting of a man who refused to give up his backpack in a robbery.
Court blocks effort to collect fine against lawyer
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:08 (3 hours ago) 
State Superior Court handed its second smackdown Wednesday to lawyers seeking to collect a fine of nearly $1 million against Philadelphia-area insurance defense lawyer Nancy Raynor.
Council Rock superintendent leaves with a record of accomplishment
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:08 (3 hours ago) 
To two generations of students, teachers, and parents in Bucks County's sprawling Council Rock School District, it might seem unfathomable, but Mark Klein once dropped out of the education world.
Medical device complaint reportedly draws FBI attention
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:08 (3 hours ago) 
After a surgical device spread an aggressive but undetected uterine cancer inside anesthesiologist Amy Reed in late 2013, she and her husband launched a campaign to ban electric morcellators.




Albert Filano, 89, WWII veteran, math professor
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-05-28 03:08:08 (3 hours ago) 
Albert Eugene Filano, 89, of West Chester, a decorated World War II veteran and later a mathematics professor at West Chester University, died Monday, May 18, of respiratory failure at Barclay Friends in West Chester.
EXCLUSIVE: NY's 3 major airports worst in country for delays
  Source: New York News - NY Daily News 2015-05-28 03:08:06 (3 hours ago) 
New York area’s three major airports are the worst in the country for leaving frustrated fliers grounded on the tarmac, according to report.






EXCLUSIVE: Pastors plead for tax credit for private schools
  Source: New York News - NY Daily News 2015-05-28 03:08:05 (3 hours ago) 
A group of more than two dozen pastors called on Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to pass a education investment tax credit.






EXCLUSIVE: Council members call Blaz to fund summer programs
  Source: New York News - NY Daily News 2015-05-28 03:08:05 (3 hours ago) 
A whopping 31 City Council members are calling on Mayor de Blasio to reinstate funding for optional summer programs.






Baltimore Cops' Attorneys Want Freddie Gray Case Moved
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-05-28 03:07:53 (3 hours ago) 
The attorneys argue in a motion filed Wednesday that the passions surrounding the death while in police custody make it impossible for a fair trial.











Empty promises mean African mothers are dying of preventable diseases
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 03:05:59 (3 hours ago) 

As governments fail to make good on healthcare funding promises, women in sub-Saharan Africa have a one in 16 chance of dying in pregnancy or childbirth

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Millennium development goals 4 and 5: 15 achievements on reducing child mortality and better maternal health
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 03:05:59 (3 hours ago) 

Fewer children under five are dying from preventable causes than ever before, while maternal mortality has been almost halved since 1990

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Timbuktu's director: why I dared to show hostage-taking jihadis in a new light
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 03:05:55 (3 hours ago) 

It was too hot for Africa and got banned in Paris. Abderrahmane Sissako, the director of Timbuktu, explains why the film makes him cry

On 29 July 2012, while much of the world was glued to the London Olympics, a man and woman were abducted in Aguelhok, northern Mali. They were seized by Ansar Dine, an Islamist group that had recently occupied the village. The couple had two children, but were found to be unmarried. Soon afterwards, they were buried up to their necks and stoned to death.

Early the next year, director Abderrahmane Sissako began work on a movie about the takeover of a town by jihadis. He planned to shoot in Timbuktu, the desert city in Mali from which the film would take its title. For months, Ansar Dine (Defenders of the Faith in Arabic) had advanced through Mali, seeking to impose sharia law, but by then the French military had intervened. Just before filming began, a checkpoint near the airport was struck by a suicide bomber. The entire production moved across the border into Mauritania.

Related: Cannes 2014: Timbuktu review – searing fundamentalist drama

Related: Songhoy Blues: the lost sound of northern Mali emerges from civil war

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Greek bailout talks loom over G7 meeting - live updates
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 03:05:55 (3 hours ago) 

All the latest economic and financial news, including Greece’s debt negotiations and the second estimate of UK GDP

8.01am BST

Larry Summers, the top US economics professor and former US Treasury secretary, has urged eurozone leaders to compromise with Greece.

He argues that Europeans “need to recognise there are limits” to the amount of austerity that can be imposed on the Greek economy.

Ultimately, debt problems are resolved by growth, not just by austerity.

Both Greece&creditors "have to move" .Debt limits get solved by growth, not just austerity Larry Summers tells @HansNichols #G7

7.53am BST

Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business.

#FTSE100 called flat ahead of UK GDP, EZ Sentiment and US Pending Home Sales, oh and of course another round of Greek 'deal or no deal'

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Former Fifa vice president taken away by police in Trinidad - video
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 03:05:53 (3 hours ago) 
Former Fifa vice president Jack Warner surrenders to the police mid-afternoon in Port of Spain on Wednesday. Warner made an initial court appearance on 12 charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering and was granted TT$2.5 million (£260,200) bail. Warner is among the nine Fifa officials and five corporate executives who were accused of criminal behaviour in New York Continue reading...




Bangladeshi blogger named on hitlist warned: 'You will be next'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 03:05:53 (3 hours ago) 

Ananya Azad among the writers concerned for their safety after murder of three men who criticised intolerance and religious fundamentalism

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Envelope with 'suspicious' powder sent to Indonesian consulate in Darwin
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 03:05:53 (3 hours ago) 

Incident comes day after similar letters were received by Indonesian consulates in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne, and earlier this month by consulate in Canberra

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Guantanamo detainee doesn't trust memory of battle he was convicted over
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 03:05:52 (3 hours ago) 

Canadian who was Guantánamo Bay’s youngest prisoner says he is unsure about his memory of the firefight that his murder conviction is based on

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'No wilder place on Earth': explorers tackle the full Okavango Delta
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 03:05:41 (3 hours ago) 

A new expedition seeks to conserve the source of the Okavango Delta in the war-torn, little-known highlands of Angola

Recently, wildlife news from Africa has been almost universally bleak and frustrating to the point of despair: rhinos with their faces cut off, elephants slaughtered en masse via helicopter, and chimps and gorillas gunned down or snared for bushmeat. A massive onslaught of people, poaching and habitat destruction has led to declines in everything from lions to giraffes and hippos to okapi. But this picture of blood, carcasses and seemingly relentless loss isn’t the only reality on a continent three times the size of Europe. There are still places where wildlife runs largely unmolested, where abundance is unquestionable, and where wilderness covers an unbroken horizon: one of these is Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

“The Okavango Delta is the largest, most important Ramsar site in the world – one of the last, great wetland wildernesses on the planet,” said Steve Boyes, a National Geographic Explorer and renowned bird expert, referring to the international Ramsar treaty for the protection of the world’s wetlands.

This is the Africa of a hundred thousand years ago

We hope to rediscover the Angolan lion, wild dogs, elephant, buffalo and cheetah

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Finders Keepers by Stephen King – writers, beware your fans
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 03:05:35 (3 hours ago) 

A psychopath’s literary obsession spells bad news for his favourite author – and for the teenager who discovers his unpublished works

Writers are obsessed with other writers. So many of the greats have, somewhere in their oeuvre, at least one novel in which an author is either writing a book, or is struggling with writer’s block. It is a narrative writers relish: that somebody can make their fortune from nothing other than telling stories, and trying to tell them well.

For King, it is a rich vein that he has mined on more than one occasion. Some of his most enduring works feature writers: Salem’s Lot, It, The Shining, The Dark Half and many more feature writers of either novels or plays. But King’s most famous work about an author is Misery, a truly terrifying look at what happens when a keen fan strays onto the wrong side of obsession. It is commonly read as a metaphor for addiction, but can also be taken at face value as an investigation into the love that fans feel for the writers who have changed their lives.

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 03:04:36 (3 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Malcom Brown sets bar high
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-05-28 03:01:47 (3 hours ago) 
Ashley Lewis nabs 4th 400 win
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-05-28 03:01:46 (3 hours ago) 
Totes to carry you through summer
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-05-28 03:01:46 (3 hours ago) 
Chic styles work for office, beach, night out
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-05-28 03:01:46 (3 hours ago) 




New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 03:01:38 (3 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






Thursday's gossip column
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-05-28 03:01:23 (3 hours ago) 
Real Madrid to target Raheem Sterling, Man City lead Pogba chase, Ancelotti keen to manage Liverpool, plus more.
VIDEO: UK 'colluded with NI paramilitaries'
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 03:01:16 (3 hours ago) 
A BBC Panorama investigation has revealed UK authorities were working in collusion with paramilitaries during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
Floods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2015-05-28 03:00:59 (3 hours ago) 
HOUSTON (AP) -- The flooding, property damage and loss of life as torrential rains this week hit the Houston area should be no surprise....
Floods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2015-05-28 03:00:58 (3 hours ago) 
HOUSTON (AP) -- The flooding, property damage and loss of life as torrential rains this week hit the Houston area should be no surprise....




Floods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls
  Source: AP Top News 2015-05-28 03:00:55 (3 hours ago) 
HOUSTON (AP) - The flooding, property damage and loss of life as torrential rains this week hit the Houston area should be no surprise. "It happens fairly frequently," says Sam Brody, director of Texas A&M University's Center for Beaches and Shores. "Houston is the No. 1 city in America to be injured and die in a flood."...
Floods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2015-05-28 03:00:51 (3 hours ago) 
HOUSTON (AP) -- The flooding, property damage and loss of life as torrential rains this week hit the Houston area should be no surprise....
What are you willing to do that 99% of people would be too afraid to?
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-05-28 03:00:28 (3 hours ago) 
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The 12th International Symposium on Landslides, Naples, June 2016
  Source: AGU Blogosphere 2015-05-28 03:00:18 (3 hours ago) 
The 12th International Symposium on Landslides will be held in Naples, Italy in June 2016
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 03:00:17 (3 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics




Notebook Offers View Into Theater Shooter's Mind
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-05-28 03:00:12 (3 hours ago) 
Theater shooter's notebook offers broadest look yet into his mind before massacre
Floods in Vulnerable Houston No Surprise, Despite Controls
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-05-28 03:00:11 (3 hours ago) 
Despite flood control projects, Houston remains vulnerable to floods like this week's
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 03:00:09 (3 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






Croatian Dilemma: Oil in the Adriatic, or Tourism
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-05-28 03:00:06 (3 hours ago) 
Croatia's plans to allow oil digging in Adriatic Sea splits the newest EU-member nation
Boat People Talks: Key Issues and Expectations
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-05-28 03:00:06 (3 hours ago) 
Boat people talks: Key issues and expectations at regional talks on Rohingya migrant crisis




China Detains Artist Who Posted Humorous Photo of President
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-05-28 03:00:06 (3 hours ago) 
China detains artist who posted humorous portrait of president amid wider crackdown on dissent
Riot Fest Announces Line-Ups Featuring Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg and No Doubt
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2015-05-28 02:51:38 (3 hours ago) 
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Password reset sites expose crackable PeopleSoft creds
  Source: The Register 2015-05-28 02:51:26 (3 hours ago) 
Password reset sites expose crackable PeopleSoft creds
  Source: The Register 2015-05-28 02:51:22 (3 hours ago) 
Oracle in the worst security shape since 2010, hackers say

SAP hackers Alexander Polyakov and Alexey Tyurin say Oracle PeopleSoft contains unpatched vulnerabilities and weaknesses that allow attackers to easily obtain admin passwords.…

Five unmissable events in Sweden this week
  Source: The Local - Sweden's news in English 2015-05-28 02:51:20 (3 hours ago) 
Eurovision hero Måns Zelmerlöw is performing at Stockholm's most iconic theme park this weekend, while one of Europe's hottest music and tech festivals is making its way to northern Sweden and Malmö is showcasting some of the most talented names on the Nordic theatre circuit.




New York judge asked to rule on whether chimps are 'persons' – video
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 02:51:17 (3 hours ago) 
Animal rights activists are arguing that a chimp can be a 'person'. The two chimps in question are being used as research subjects at a state university in New York. The activists hope a judge will rule the chimps be freed, allowing them to be taken to an animal sanctuary in Florida. An attorney for the state argues that the chimps, named Leo and Hercules, are not human Continue reading...
What are the millennium development goals on child mortality and maternal health all about?
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 02:51:15 (3 hours ago) 

The goals on reducing child mortality and improving maternal health are closely related. How have they fared since their launch?

MDG4 aims to reduce child mortality, while MDG5 is focused on improving maternal health.

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Apple beats Google to be named world's most valuable brand
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 02:51:08 (3 hours ago) 

Brandz power list also sees Facebook soar thanks to Instagram and WhatsApp acquisitions, while Vodafone is top UK brand

The launch of the iPhone 6 and its smartwatch helped Apple to easily overtake Google and reclaim the mantle of world’s most powerful brand, according to a survey.

Apple has been named number one in the annual Brandz global brand power list, with a 67% increase in estimated value to $247bn (£161bn), while Facebook proved to be the biggest mover among the top 100 doubling its brand value to more than $70bn.

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Apple beats Google to be named world's most valuable brand
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 02:50:58 (3 hours ago) 

Brandz power list also sees Facebook soar thanks to Instagram and WhatsApp acquisitions, while Vodafone is top UK brand

The launch of the iPhone 6 and its smartwatch helped Apple to easily overtake Google and reclaim the mantle of world’s most powerful brand, according to a survey.

Apple has been named number one in the annual Brandz global brand power list, with a 67% increase in estimated value to $247bn (£161bn), while Facebook proved to be the biggest mover among the top 100 doubling its brand value to more than $70bn.

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 02:50:51 (3 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics




After floods, Texas braces for more downpours
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-05-28 02:50:45 (3 hours ago) 
Red Sox Notebook: Hanley Ramirez attempts to talk way out of slump
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-05-28 02:50:40 (3 hours ago) 
Sepp Blatter looks set to remain
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-05-28 02:50:40 (3 hours ago) 
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 02:50:38 (3 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






Worcester 30-30 Bristol (Agg 59-58)
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 02:50:35 (3 hours ago) 
Worcester return to the Premiership as they come from 30-16 down on the night to win the two-legged Championship play-off final.




Boat people talks: Key issues and expectations
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 02:50:33 (3 hours ago) 
BANGKOK (AP) -- In the past month, more than 3,000 desperate, hungry people have landed on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, drawing international attention to a crisis in Southeast Asia. Arrivals of the overcrowded boats - crammed with Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar and impoverished Bangladeshis hoping to find jobs - have now slowed. But the crisis is far from over, and will be the topic of a Friday conference in Bangkok to be attended by senior official...
Boat people talks: Key issues and expectations
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 02:50:33 (3 hours ago) 
BANGKOK (AP) -- In the past month, more than 3,000 desperate, hungry people have landed on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, drawing international attention to a crisis in Southeast Asia. Arrivals of the overcrowded boats - crammed with Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar and impoverished Bangladeshis hoping to find jobs - have now slowed. But the crisis is far from over, and will be the topic of a Friday conference in Bangkok to be attended by senior official...
Boat people talks: Key issues and expectations
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 02:50:33 (3 hours ago) 
BANGKOK (AP) -- In the past month, more than 3,000 desperate, hungry people have landed on the shores of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, drawing international attention to a crisis in Southeast Asia. Arrivals of the overcrowded boats - crammed with Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar and impoverished Bangladeshis hoping to find jobs - have now slowed. But the crisis is far from over, and will be the topic of a Friday conference in Bangkok to be attended by senior official...
Theater Shooting Prosecutors Build Case That Holmes Was Sane
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-05-28 02:50:12 (3 hours ago) 
Prosecutors in theater shooting systematically building case that James Holmes was sane
Prosecutors in theater shooting systematically building case that James Holmes was sane
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-05-28 02:50:08 (3 hours ago) 




Last court call for Lohan in Los Angeles? Judge may close actress' last open criminal case
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-05-28 02:50:08 (3 hours ago) 
Theater shooter's notebook offers broadest look yet into his mind before massacre
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-05-28 02:50:08 (3 hours ago) 
Open Source: For Turkey’s Ruler, Criticism From New York Is Not Fit to Print
  Source: NYT > International 2015-05-28 02:48:34 (3 hours ago) 
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to have assumed a new, unofficial role this week as the country’s chief news media critic.
Mercedes speeding in East Harlem fatally strikes bicyclist
  Source: New York News - NY Daily News 2015-05-28 02:47:56 (3 hours ago) 
A Mercedes speeding across East Harlem fatally struck a bicyclist before turning onto a one-way street and slamming into another car.






New York judge asked to rule on whether chimps are 'persons' – video
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 02:45:45 (3 hours ago) 
Animal rights activists are arguing that a chimp can be a 'person'. The two chimps in question are being used as research subjects at a state university in New York. The activists hope a judge will rule the chimps be freed, allowing them to be taken to an animal sanctuary in Florida. An attorney for the state argues that the chimps, named Leo and Hercules, are not human Continue reading...




New York judge asked to rule on whether chimps are 'persons' – video
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 02:45:33 (3 hours ago) 
Animal rights activists are arguing that a chimp can be a 'person'. The two chimps in question are being used as research subjects at a state university in New York. The activists hope a judge will rule the chimps be freed, allowing them to be taken to an animal sanctuary in Florida. An attorney for the state argues that the chimps, named Leo and Hercules, are not human Continue reading...
What are the millennium development goals on child mortality and maternal health all about?
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 02:45:31 (3 hours ago) 

The goals on reducing child mortality and improving maternal health are closely related. How have they fared since their launch?

MDG4 aims to reduce child mortality, while MDG5 is focused on improving maternal health.

Continue reading...
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 02:44:16 (3 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Logano races to N.H.
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-05-28 02:41:51 (3 hours ago) 
Same ol’ Red Sox swept up
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-05-28 02:41:50 (3 hours ago) 




Bobby Portis protects with dark edge
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-05-28 02:41:50 (3 hours ago) 
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 02:41:42 (3 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






UK car production falls in April
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-05-28 02:41:27 (3 hours ago) 
UK car production fell in April, the industry body says, after a rise in output for the domestic market failed to offset a drop in exports.
India state lifts 'draconian' law
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 02:41:19 (3 hours ago) 
The north-eastern state of Tripura in India withdraws AFSPA, a controversial anti-insurgent law, after 18 years.
Burnt China care home 'poorly built'
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 02:41:19 (3 hours ago) 
China says a Henan nursing home which caught fire killing 38 people was poorly constructed, and top-level prosecutors are investigating.




UK car production falls in April
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 02:41:16 (3 hours ago) 
UK car production fell in April, the industry body says, after a rise in output for the domestic market failed to offset a drop in exports.
Croatian dilemma: Oil in the Adriatic, or tourism
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 02:40:59 (3 hours ago) 
MEDULIN, Croatia (AP) -- Peter Fries has been coming to Croatia for years after falling in love with its pristine coastline, fresh seafood, mellow wine and friendly hosts....
Croatian dilemma: Oil in the Adriatic, or tourism
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 02:40:58 (3 hours ago) 
MEDULIN, Croatia (AP) -- Peter Fries has been coming to Croatia for years after falling in love with its pristine coastline, fresh seafood, mellow wine and friendly hosts....
Croatian dilemma: Oil in the Adriatic, or tourism
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 02:40:57 (3 hours ago) 
MEDULIN, Croatia (AP) -- Peter Fries has been coming to Croatia for years after falling in love with its pristine coastline, fresh seafood, mellow wine and friendly hosts....
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 02:40:23 (3 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics




Swollen Rivers Cause Texas Cities to Worry About Flooding
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-05-28 02:40:20 (3 hours ago) 
Texas cities worry rivers swollen by heavy rains this week could lead to flooding
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 02:40:15 (3 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






Indians Crowd Rivers, Tree Shade as Heat Toll Passes 1,400
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-05-28 02:40:12 (3 hours ago) 
Indians crowd into rivers, tree shade and AC rooms as heat wave death toll passes 1,400
Paris Leaders Want Fast Expulsion of Migrants From Tent Camp
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-05-28 02:40:12 (3 hours ago) 
Paris officials seek expulsion, relocation of hundreds of migrants from squalid tent camp
Virus poisons thousands of Swedish computers
  Source: The Local - Sweden's news in English 2015-05-28 02:31:32 (3 hours ago) 
Thousands of Swedish computers have been hit by a destructive computer virus that gains access to all files and makes it possible for the invader to empty the user's bank account in seconds.




Warriors Eliminate Rockets, Ending a 40-year NBA Finals Drought
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2015-05-28 02:30:57 (3 hours ago) 
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What are the millennium development goals on child mortality and maternal health all about?
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 02:30:48 (3 hours ago) 

The goals on reducing child mortality and improving maternal health are closely related. How have they fared since their launch?

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Fifa in crisis: Blatter faces calls to resign, as sponsors express 'disappointment'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 02:30:47 (3 hours ago) 

English FA chairman Greg Dyke and Diego Maradona say embattled Fifa president must go, as Visa says it could reassess football sponsorship deals

Embattled Fifa president Sepp Blatter is facing renewed calls to step down, as key sponsors demanded the football governing body clean up its act following the arrests of nine current and former officials on charges of corruption.

US prosecutors issued an indictment on Wednesday accusing the senior officials, along with five sports media and promotions executives, of bribes involving more than $150m over 24 years.

Don't suppose our mistrusted leader has done the right thing and pulled out of the FIFA presidential election on Friday? No, didn't think so

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 02:30:40 (3 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
The coastline of Italy: readers’ travel tips
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 02:30:33 (3 hours ago) 

Along the coast of Italy our readers sidestep the tourist traps to find expansive beaches, pristine marine reserves, the freshest seafood and stretches the locals have been trying to keep to themselves

Contribute to next week’s readers’ tips to be in with a chance of winning a £200 hotel voucher

Perched above the sea in north-west Sicily is the village of Scopello, little more than a few pretty lanes with abundant charm and a sparkling cove below, complete with rock stacks and invitingly clear water. The atmospheric old Tonnara (tuna fishery) adds character, and Scopello is a perfect base for spirit-lifting hikes through the nearby Zingaro coastal reserve: paths rise through untouched hills with wildflowers before dipping to pristine beaches otherwise only reachable by boat.
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Bikies are among 'criminals' sent to Christmas Island for deportation
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 02:30:32 (3 hours ago) 

Most of the 23 people transferred offshore from the mainland have had their visas revoked for committing a crime, says immigration minister Peter Dutton

Members of outlawed motorcycle gangs who are due to be deported are among 23 people being transferred to Christmas Island detention centre on Thursday.

People who have had their visas revoked on character grounds and asylum seekers who have “behavioural issues” have been moved from their onshore detention centres to the more “hardened environment” of Christmas Island, immigration minister Peter Dutton said.

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Court puts brakes on MBTA contract injunction request
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-05-28 02:30:30 (3 hours ago) 

A losing bidder who claimed the Patrick administration gave a company operated by the Communist Chinese government the “inside track” on a lucrative contract to manufacture Red and Orange Line subway cars was dealt a legal setback yesterday.

Superior Court Judge Mitchell Kaplan yesterday denied rival Hyundai Rotem’s request for a preliminary injunction — which would have halted the $566.6 million subway car contract between the MBTA and China CNR Corp., signed in the final weeks of Gov. Deval Patrick’s term, to produce 284 subway cars.

Calls to postpone election
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-05-28 02:30:30 (3 hours ago) 

The FIFA arrests came as hundreds of soccer officials were in Switzerland for the FIFA congress, where Sapp Blatter was widely expected to win re-election.

But European soccer’s governing body, UEFA, said the election should be postponed and that it would consider boycotting this week’s FIFA congress following the arrests.

UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino said the corruption investigations into FIFA “tarnish the image of (soccer) as a whole.”

New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 02:30:27 (3 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






Fifa in crisis: Blatter faces calls to resign, as sponsors express 'disappointment'
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 02:30:25 (3 hours ago) 

English FA chairman Greg Dyke and Diego Maradona say embattled Fifa president must go, as Visa says it could reassess football sponsorship deals

Embattled Fifa president Sepp Blatter is facing renewed calls to step down, as key sponsors demanded the football governing body clean up its act following the arrests of nine current and former officials on charges of corruption.

US prosecutors issued an indictment on Wednesday accusing the senior officials, along with five sports media and promotions executives, of bribes involving more than $150m over 24 years.

Don't suppose our mistrusted leader has done the right thing and pulled out of the FIFA presidential election on Friday? No, didn't think so

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India state lifts 'draconian' law
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-05-28 02:30:24 (3 hours ago) 
The north-eastern state of Tripura in India withdraws AFSPA, a controversial anti-insurgent law, after 18 years.
Burnt China care home 'poorly built'
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-05-28 02:30:24 (3 hours ago) 
China says a Henan nursing home which caught fire killing 38 people was poorly constructed, and top-level prosecutors are investigating.
Paris leaders want fast expulsion of migrants from tent camp
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 02:30:22 (3 hours ago) 
PARIS (AP) -- In the shadow of the famed Sacre Coeur basilica, hundreds of migrants have poured into a makeshift tent camp on a bridge over Eurostar train tracks to Britain - the country that many see as a cherished final destination....
Paris leaders want fast expulsion of migrants from tent camp
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 02:30:22 (3 hours ago) 
PARIS (AP) -- In the shadow of the famed Sacre Coeur basilica, hundreds of migrants have poured into a makeshift tent camp on a bridge over Eurostar train tracks to Britain - the country that many see as a cherished final destination....
Paris leaders want fast expulsion of migrants from tent camp
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 02:30:22 (3 hours ago) 
PARIS (AP) -- In the shadow of the famed Sacre Coeur basilica, hundreds of migrants have poured into a makeshift tent camp on a bridge over Eurostar train tracks to Britain - the country that many see as a cherished final destination....




Illness cancels Carmody speech
  Source: The Australian | News 2015-05-28 02:30:14 (3 hours ago) 
Queensland Chief Justice Tim Carmody has cancelled his appearance tomorrow at a legal conference on Hamilton Island because his wife is unwell.
Sex education guidelines updated by Ministry of Education
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2015-05-28 02:29:57 (3 hours ago) 
Schools have been advised to address issues of consent and coercion in their sexuality lessons.
Texas cities worry rivers swollen by heavy rains this week could lead to flooding
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-05-28 02:29:55 (3 hours ago) 
Nebraska legislators override veto, ban death penalty (poll)
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-05-28 02:28:49 (3 hours ago) 
Nebraska becomes the first conservatively controlled state to ban capital punishment since North Dakota in 1973.
Woman stabbed by husband after refusing to have sex: sources
  Source: New York News - NY Daily News 2015-05-28 02:27:43 (3 hours ago) 
A woman was fighting for her life after being stabbed by her husband because she didn’t want to have sex with him, sources said.










Spacecraft built from graphene could run on nothing but sunlight
  Source: New Scientist - Online News 2015-05-28 02:27:41 (3 hours ago) 
An accidental discovery shows that shining lasers on a form of graphene makes it move forwards, a find that could lead to better solar-powered spacecraft







Currencies: Dollar taps a 12-year high against yen
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2015-05-28 02:26:36 (4 hours ago) 
Fresh highs for the dollar have got analysts on the lookout for any signs of discomfort from U.S. and Japanese officials
Hong Kong leader challenged to step down over electoral reform package
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 02:25:28 (4 hours ago) 

Leung Chun-ying has clashed with pro-democracy lawmakers who call package ‘fake democracy’ as candidates for leader will be vetted by loyalist committee

Hong Kong’s leader was challenged to step down on Thursday as he clashed with angry pro-democracy lawmakers over the government’s controversial electoral reform package, which goes to a vote next month.

Chief executive Leung Chun-ying dodged the resignation question and told legislators the city was at a “critical juncture”, urging them to support the roadmap for leadership elections in 2017 – the first ever public vote for the chief executive.

Related: Hong Kong unveils draft election law to opposition protest

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Fifa in crisis: Blatter faces calls to resign, as sponsors express 'disappointment'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 02:25:26 (4 hours ago) 

English FA chairman Greg Dyke and Diego Maradona say embattled Fifa president must go, as Visa says it could reassess football sponsorship deals

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The coastline of Italy: readers’ travel tips
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 02:25:13 (4 hours ago) 

Along the coast of Italy our readers sidestep the tourist traps to find expansive beaches, pristine marine reserves, the freshest seafood and stretches the locals have been trying to keep to themselves

Contribute to next week’s readers’ tips to be in with a chance of winning a £200 hotel voucher

Perched above the sea in north-west Sicily is the village of Scopello, little more than a few pretty lanes with abundant charm and a sparkling cove below, complete with rock stacks and invitingly clear water. The atmospheric old Tonnara (tuna fishery) adds character, and Scopello is a perfect base for spirit-lifting hikes through the nearby Zingaro coastal reserve: paths rise through untouched hills with wildflowers before dipping to pristine beaches otherwise only reachable by boat.
riservazingaro.it
marthah

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Bikies are among 'criminals' sent to Christmas Island for deportation
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 02:25:13 (4 hours ago) 

Most of the 23 people transferred offshore from the mainland have had their visas revoked for committing a crime, says immigration minister Peter Dutton

Members of outlawed motorcycle gangs who are due to be deported are among 23 people being transferred to Christmas Island detention centre on Thursday.

People who have had their visas revoked on character grounds and asylum seekers who have “behavioural issues” have been moved from their onshore detention centres to the more “hardened environment” of Christmas Island, immigration minister Peter Dutton said.

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 02:24:00 (4 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 02:21:33 (4 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






Study says girls seek sisterhood _ not just marriage _ in IS
  Source: AP Top News 2015-05-28 02:20:52 (4 hours ago) 
LONDON (AP) - The notion that young women are traveling to Syria solely to become "jihadi brides" is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalized, new research suggests. Young women are joining the so-called Islamic State group for many reasons, including anger over the perceived persecution of Muslims and the wish to belong to a sisterhood with similar beliefs, according to a report released Thursday by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and the Internatio...
Indians crowd rivers, tree shade as heat toll passes 1,400
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 02:20:51 (4 hours ago) 
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- Eating onions, lying in the shade and crowding into rivers, Indians are doing whatever they can to stay cool amid a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,400 in the past month....




Study says girls seek sisterhood _ not just marriage _ in IS
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 02:20:51 (4 hours ago) 
LONDON (AP) -- The notion that young women are traveling to Syria solely to become "jihadi brides" is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalized, new research suggests....
Indians crowd rivers, tree shade as heat toll passes 1,400
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 02:20:50 (4 hours ago) 
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- Eating onions, lying in the shade and crowding into rivers, Indians are doing whatever they can to stay cool amid a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,400 in the past month....
Study says girls seek sisterhood _ not just marriage _ in IS
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 02:20:50 (4 hours ago) 
LONDON (AP) -- The notion that young women are traveling to Syria solely to become "jihadi brides" is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalized, new research suggests....
Indians crowd rivers, tree shade as heat toll passes 1,400
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 02:20:49 (4 hours ago) 
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- Eating onions, lying in the shade and crowding into rivers, Indians are doing whatever they can to stay cool amid a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,400 in the past month....
Study says girls seek sisterhood _ not just marriage _ in IS
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-05-28 02:20:48 (4 hours ago) 
LONDON (AP) -- The notion that young women are traveling to Syria solely to become "jihadi brides" is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalized, new research suggests....




Study says girls seek sisterhood _ not just marriage _ in IS
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2015-05-28 02:20:47 (4 hours ago) 
LONDON (AP) -- The notion that young women are traveling to Syria solely to become "jihadi brides" is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalized, new research suggests....
It's difficult to find cat furniture that isn't hideous so I built a cat tree. Thought you folks might appreciate it.
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Nebraska Abolishes Death Penalty
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-05-28 02:20:24 (4 hours ago) 
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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 02:20:13 (4 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 02:20:07 (4 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.










Study Says Girls Seek Sisterhood _ Not Just Marriage _ in IS
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-05-28 02:20:03 (4 hours ago) 
New report says women seek sisterhood in Islamic State group _ not just jihadi marriage
NASA's Jupiter moon mission becomes acronymathon
  Source: The Register 2015-05-28 02:11:23 (4 hours ago) 
NASA's Jupiter moon mission becomes acronymathon
  Source: The Register 2015-05-28 02:11:19 (4 hours ago) 
Europa, meet instruments PIMS, ICEMAG and REASON

NASA has announced the nine instruments selected for its planned 2020s mission to Jovian moon Europa, and as is the local custom, there are some choice stretching-it-a-bit acronyms on offer for aficionados of the agency's previous efforts.…

Sweden drops in leading global business rankings
  Source: The Local - Sweden's news in English 2015-05-28 02:11:17 (4 hours ago) 
High taxes and unemployment have pushed Sweden down to ninth place from fifth a year earlier in an annual world competitiveness survey by a leading Swiss business school.
Snappy snaps: underwater shots of eels, sharks and crocs – in pictures
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 02:11:14 (4 hours ago) 

From the mangroves of Cuba to the inlets of New South Wales, photographer Matty Smith ventures beneath the surface of the water to take fascinating – and often risky – pictures of the creatures that inhabit our oceans. For his show A Parallel Universe, he says, every image was ‘taken in the wild on the animal’s terms and as true as my eye saw it’. Here’s a selection of the best

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Men's key buys for summer: the wish list – in pictures
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 02:11:11 (4 hours ago) 

Update your summer wardrobe with all the holiday essentials: a shower proof jacket, the go-with-everything-denim shirt, a floral print T-shirt and casual footwear

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Should we sell both houses or rent one out?
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 02:11:11 (4 hours ago) 

My wife and I are thinking of buying a new home and we’re not sure what to do with our respective buy-to-lets

Q I rent my house out to a friend for £600 a month. My mortgage for the property is £623 a month and I have nine years left on it with £63,000 outstanding. The house is worth approximately £120,000 so I have £57,000 in equity.

I am looking to buy a new home with my wife for around £130,000. She too, owns a property worth £115,000, pays £450 a month for her mortgage and has about £20,000 in equity. We don’t know whether to sell both properties and buy a new house, or alternatively rent one of them out. But we think owning three houses could be too risky.

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How to avoid the top five most common job interview mistakes
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 02:11:11 (4 hours ago) 

Don’t bring any angst to the interview, dress formally and give clear, concise answers

Whether your last boss was a bullying dictator or you’re full of post-university angst, do not bring any negativity to the interview. When faced with the challenging prospect of discussing previous employment, graduates should be ready to add a positive spin on even the most reasonable of complaints. While we’re on the subject, keep your integrity intact and never lie. Being able to trust your employees is pivotal, so being caught out in an interview can mean an instant rejection.

Related: Dress to impress: what to wear for a job interview

Be careful: asking questions about things you should already know illustrates a lack of research.

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The return of virtual reality: 'this is as big an opportunity as the internet'
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 02:11:04 (4 hours ago) 

Twenty years ago the man who pioneered commercial VR saw his market shrink to zero. Now he’s excited again – and so are Microsoft, Google and Facebook …

Dr Jonathan Waldern is standing in a meeting room in Silicon Valley, wearing a lab coat and grinning from ear to ear. “There will be people crying in this, people falling in love, people falling over. For all sorts of reasons, this strikes at the core of being a human being. It’s so compelling … this is as big an opportunity as the internet.”

He’s talking about virtual reality (VR), the immersive systems that cover your eyes (and ideally ears) and fool your brain into thinking you’re somewhere, or even someone, else. Waldern, 54, is a veteran of the business: in the 90s, his company Virtuality was a pioneer in commercial VR, offering an arcade game experience in which a bulky headset transformed the room into a prehistoric scene in which pterodactyls swooped over and around you, and you tried to shoot them with your gun.

Related: Touchy subject: a breakthrough for gaming and virtual reality

Related: Virtual reality offers NBA and NFL fans a more immersive experience

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New James Bond novel Trigger Mortis resurrects Pussy Galore
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 02:11:04 (4 hours ago) 

Anthony Horowitz has drawn on an unseen Ian Fleming script for latest authorised 007 sequel

Pussy Galore, the violet-eyed lesbian gangster dreamed up by Ian Fleming for Goldfinger, was last seen in a clinch with James Bond, a wanted woman drifting off the coast of Canada. Now she is set to return thanks to the novelist Anthony Horowitz, who is bringing her back this September in the latest official 007 adventure, Trigger Mortis.

The Foyle’s War and Midsomer Murders creator unveiled the title and a plot outline for the forthcoming James Bond thriller on Thursday morning, to mark what would have been Fleming’s 107th birthday. Trigger Mortis will be set in 1957, two weeks after the events of Goldfinger, placing Bond in the middle of the Soviet-American Space Race as the US prepares for a critical rocket launch.

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Poland outperforms UK in education and health, report finds
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 02:11:03 (4 hours ago) 

Analysis suggests that Poland is the best country at turning economic growth into the wellbeing of its citizens

Poland is outperforming the UK when it comes to education as well as being the world leader in converting economic growth into the well-being of its citizens, according to a new report.

The Sustainable economic development assessment (Seda) by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) measures wellbeing across 149 countries.

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Bikies are among 'criminals' sent to Christmas Island for deportation
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 02:10:59 (4 hours ago) 

Most of the 23 people transferred offshore from the mainland have had their visas revoked for committing a crime, says immigration minister Peter Dutton

Members of outlawed motorcycle gangs who are due to be deported are among 23 people being transferred to Christmas Island detention centre on Thursday.

People who have had their visas revoked on character grounds and asylum seekers who have “behavioural issues” have been moved from their onshore detention centres to the more “hardened environment” of Christmas Island, immigration minister Peter Dutton said.

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The return of virtual reality: 'this is as big an opportunity as the internet'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 02:10:58 (4 hours ago) 

Twenty years ago the man who pioneered commercial VR saw his market shrink to zero. Now he’s excited again – and so are Microsoft, Google and Facebook …

Dr Jonathan Waldern is standing in a meeting room in Silicon Valley, wearing a lab coat and grinning from ear to ear. “There will be people crying in this, people falling in love, people falling over. For all sorts of reasons, this strikes at the core of being a human being. It’s so compelling … this is as big an opportunity as the internet.”

He’s talking about virtual reality (VR), the immersive systems that cover your eyes (and ideally ears) and fool your brain into thinking you’re somewhere, or even someone, else. Waldern, 54, is a veteran of the business: in the 90s, his company Virtuality was a pioneer in commercial VR, offering an arcade game experience in which a bulky headset transformed the room into a prehistoric scene in which pterodactyls swooped over and around you, and you tried to shoot them with your gun.

Related: Touchy subject: a breakthrough for gaming and virtual reality

Related: Virtual reality offers NBA and NFL fans a more immersive experience

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Poland outperforms UK in education and health, report finds
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 02:10:58 (4 hours ago) 

Analysis suggests that Poland is the best country at turning economic growth into the wellbeing of its citizens

Poland is outperforming the UK when it comes to education as well as being the world leader in converting economic growth into the well-being of its citizens, according to a new report.

The Sustainable economic development assessment (Seda) by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) measures wellbeing across 149 countries.

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Everything at Winding Hollow for sale but golf course
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch Local and State News 2015-05-28 02:10:52 (4 hours ago) 
Winding Hollow isn’t selling 18 holes of golf anymore. But it’s selling everything else — from lawn mowers and golf carts to couches and chandeliers. The one-time country club turned public course closed earlier this year after its owner, the New Albany Co., decided it no longer would operate the golf course and event venue. Company President William Ebbing declined to say what is in store for the site. But as for those golf carts and couches — their fate is up to their buyers.




‘High-vis vest? We want you’
  Source: The Australian | News 2015-05-28 02:10:50 (4 hours ago) 
Tasmania will use a $580 million GST windfall to stimulate the economy via infrastructure spending to create jobs.
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 02:10:40 (4 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
First baby pygmy hippopotamus born at Melbourne Zoo in 33 years
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2015-05-28 02:10:32 (4 hours ago) 
Excited zoo keepers have welcomed the birth of a baby pygmy hippopotamus, the first to be born at Melbourne Zoo for 33 years. 
The Latest on flooding: Officials say threat remains across Texas because of swollen rivers
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-05-28 02:10:31 (4 hours ago) 
A touchy topic for Tom Brady
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-05-28 02:10:30 (4 hours ago) 




New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 02:10:27 (4 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






Boyhood
  Source: Slate Articles 2015-05-28 02:10:16 (4 hours ago) 

Writing in 1897, Ida Farr Nelson remembered the last decade of family life in rural Goshen, New Hampshire, with happiness. Her sons Elmer, Arthur, and Walter, who were close in age and great friends, had been a joy to her, and her younger son Ernest was “the darling pet and plaything of us all.” The Nelson family lived on a farm, though they didn’t farm full time—father Hial worked off and on for wages elsewhere. Ida pitched in where she could, as did her boys. Between helping her pick raspberries and blackberries for sale, the three older brothers explored a brook nearby, and “the pastures furnished delightful places for playing Indian.” Ida recalled another of her older sons’ pastimes, when the three were between the ages of 10 and 15: “The great indoor amusement … was writing story books, these they covered & kept in a box, till they really had quite a library.”

Latest on Flooding: Officials: Threat Remains Across Texas
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-05-28 02:10:01 (4 hours ago) 
The Latest on flooding: Officials say threat remains across Texas because of swollen rivers
Uber drivers plan TLC protest as taxi medallion leaders sue
  Source: New York News - NY Daily News 2015-05-28 02:08:22 (4 hours ago) 
The Taxi and Limousine Commission is getting hacked from both sides of the taxi app debate.






Pat Lynch accuses Brian Fusco of stealing union mailing list
  Source: New York News - NY Daily News 2015-05-28 02:08:22 (4 hours ago) 
Pat Lynch, accused one of his opponents on Wednesday of stealing thousands of names and addresses of rank-and-file cops.










Man, 23, stabbed twice in the head in Midtown: police
  Source: New York News - NY Daily News 2015-05-28 02:08:22 (4 hours ago) 
A 23-year-old man was stabbed twice in the head during a fight in Midtown Wednesday afternoon, police said.






Pols to Bill de Blasio: Let all NYC students eat free lunch
  Source: New York News - NY Daily News 2015-05-28 02:08:22 (4 hours ago) 
Elected officials called on Mayor de Blasio Wednesday to extend free lunches to all 1.1 million city school kids.






EXCLUSIVE: New Saturday Night Live exhibition
  Source: New York News - NY Daily News 2015-05-28 02:08:22 (4 hours ago) 
EXCLUSIVE: New Saturday Night Live exhibition features Wayne’s World set and costumes worn by Tina Fey, Eddie Murphy and Will Ferrell






Baltimore Cops' Attorneys Want Freddie Gray Case Moved
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-05-28 02:07:34 (4 hours ago) 
The attorneys argue in a motion filed Wednesday that the passions surrounding the death while in police custody make it impossible for a fair trial.







Empty promises mean African mothers are dying of preventable diseases
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 02:06:14 (4 hours ago) 

As governments fail to make good on healthcare funding promises, women in sub-Saharan Africa have a one in 16 chance of dying in pregnancy or childbirth

At a dispensary in Nyaluoyo village in western Kenya, there is just one midwife on duty. There are three women in labour, about 40 children waiting to be vaccinated, and another 15 people with other ailments.

It is 3pm and the lone midwife has yet to take lunch. She does not earn enough to buy school books for her own child, and she cannot meet other basic monthly needs. She has participated in health worker strikes in the past to push for higher salaries, but to no avail.

Related: 'My mother did everything but she was left to bleed to death after giving birth' | Alon Mwesigwa

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David Cameron sets off on mission to win over European leaders
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 02:06:14 (4 hours ago) 

Prime minister’s talks with leaders in The Hague, Paris, Warsaw and Berlin come after announcement of EU referendum bill

David Cameron is intensifying his lobbying of EU leaders over his plans to renegotiate the terms of Britain’s EU membership by embarking on a two-day tour of four European capitals.

As the government publishes the legislation that will allow for an in/out EU referendum by the end of 2017, the prime minister will visit The Hague, Paris, Warsaw and Berlin before an EU summit next month.

Related: The Guardian view on the Queen’s speech: it all comes back to Europe | Editorial

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The return of virtual reality: 'this is as big an opportunity as the internet'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 02:06:12 (4 hours ago) 

Twenty years ago the man who pioneered commercial VR saw his market shrink to zero. Now he’s excited again – and so are Microsoft, Google and Facebook …

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Snappy snaps: underwater shots of eels, sharks and crocs – in pictures
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 02:06:12 (4 hours ago) 

From the mangroves of Cuba to the inlets of New South Wales, photographer Matty Smith ventures beneath the surface of the water to take fascinating – and often risky – pictures of the creatures that inhabit our oceans. For his show A Parallel Universe, he says, every image was ‘taken in the wild on the animal’s terms and as true as my eye saw it’. Here’s a selection of the best

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Poland outperforms UK in education and health, report finds
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-05-28 02:06:12 (4 hours ago) 

Analysis suggests that Poland is the best country at turning economic growth into the wellbeing of its citizens

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Steve Bell's If ... on Nicola Sturgeon, Cameron's pet
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2015-05-28 02:06:07 (4 hours ago) 
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Snappy snaps: underwater shots of eels, sharks and crocs – in pictures
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 02:06:02 (4 hours ago) 

From the mangroves of Cuba to the inlets of New South Wales, photographer Matty Smith ventures beneath the surface of the water to take fascinating – and often risky – pictures of the creatures that inhabit our oceans. For his show A Parallel Universe, he says, every image was ‘taken in the wild on the animal’s terms and as true as my eye saw it’. Here’s a selection of the best

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Men's key buys for summer: the wish list – in pictures
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 02:05:59 (4 hours ago) 

Update your summer wardrobe with all the holiday essentials: a shower proof jacket, the go-with-everything-denim shirt, a floral print T-shirt and casual footwear

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Should we sell both houses or rent one out?
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 02:05:59 (4 hours ago) 

My wife and I are thinking of buying a new home and we’re not sure what to do with our respective buy-to-lets

Q I rent my house out to a friend for £600 a month. My mortgage for the property is £623 a month and I have nine years left on it with £63,000 outstanding. The house is worth approximately £120,000 so I have £57,000 in equity.

I am looking to buy a new home with my wife for around £130,000. She too, owns a property worth £115,000, pays £450 a month for her mortgage and has about £20,000 in equity. We don’t know whether to sell both properties and buy a new house, or alternatively rent one of them out. But we think owning three houses could be too risky.

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How to avoid the top five most common job interview mistakes
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 02:05:59 (4 hours ago) 

Don’t bring any angst to the interview, dress formally and give clear, concise answers

Whether your last boss was a bullying dictator or you’re full of post-university angst, do not bring any negativity to the interview. When faced with the challenging prospect of discussing previous employment, graduates should be ready to add a positive spin on even the most reasonable of complaints. While we’re on the subject, keep your integrity intact and never lie. Being able to trust your employees is pivotal, so being caught out in an interview can mean an instant rejection.

Related: Dress to impress: what to wear for a job interview

Be careful: asking questions about things you should already know illustrates a lack of research.

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New James Bond novel Trigger Mortis resurrects Pussy Galore
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-05-28 02:05:52 (4 hours ago) 

Anthony Horowitz has drawn on an unseen Ian Fleming script for latest authorised 007 sequel

Pussy Galore, the violet-eyed lesbian gangster dreamed up by Ian Fleming for Goldfinger, was last seen in a clinch with James Bond, a wanted woman drifting off the coast of Canada. Now she is set to return thanks to the novelist Anthony Horowitz, who is bringing her back this September in the latest official 007 adventure, Trigger Mortis.

The Foyle’s War and Midsomer Murders creator unveiled the title and a plot outline for the forthcoming James Bond thriller on Thursday morning, to mark what would have been Fleming’s 107th birthday. Trigger Mortis will be set in 1957, two weeks after the events of Goldfinger, placing Bond in the middle of the Soviet-American Space Race as the US prepares for a critical rocket launch.

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 02:04:54 (4 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
The star gene: Next-generation celebrity
  Source: CNN.com 2015-05-28 02:02:26 (4 hours ago) 
Rumer Willis and her mother, actress Demi Moore, dress like twins.
Arrest over grenade in airport
  Source: CNN.com 2015-05-28 02:02:23 (4 hours ago) 
Authorities in the Philippines have arrested an American citizen who they say tried to take a grenade and knife through airport security.
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 02:01:43 (4 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






VIDEO: Texas dam reaches dangerous levels
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 02:01:22 (4 hours ago) 
Flood waters flow over a dam southwest of Dallas as a large part of the southern US continued to reel from floods brought on by powerful storms.




Lawyers warn of cyclists' tram risk
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-05-28 02:01:19 (4 hours ago) 
Lawyers representing cyclists injured on Edinburgh's tram tracks have warned the city council it must take action to prevent a fatality.
Former FIFA member Blazer's plea seems key to investigation
  Source: AP Top News 2015-05-28 02:01:02 (4 hours ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) - When Chuck Blazer answered the phone at his Trump Tower apartment, his pet macaw Max could often be heard squawking in the background. The former FIFA executive committee member and U.S. soccer power broker has been out of sight for more than two years, but he is suddenly making a lot of noise that is shaking up the sports world....
Former FIFA member Blazer's plea seems key to investigation
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2015-05-28 02:00:57 (4 hours ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) -- When Chuck Blazer answered the phone at his Trump Tower apartment, his pet macaw Max could often be heard squawking in the background....
Vertical farming grows food faster without sunlight, less soil, and right in a city. "The salad greens are raised in such immaculate conditions, there is no need to wash the leaves before sampling"
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-05-28 02:00:28 (4 hours ago) 
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if the Americans bring down Fifa, we should allow them to call the sport soccer.
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-05-28 02:00:28 (4 hours ago) 

I'm from the UK, and I think that if our transatlantic buddies can bring down that gang of ringpieces, they can keep the word "football" and we'll have "soccer".

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Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 02:00:13 (4 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Iconic Martha's Vineyard Lighthouse Being Moved Inland
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-05-28 02:00:10 (4 hours ago) 
Iconic Martha's Vineyard lighthouse being moved inland to protect it from eroding cliffs
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2015-05-28 02:00:06 (4 hours ago) 
New Hampshire representative Frank Guinta is under mountains of pressure to resign from fellow state Republicans after campaign finance violations, but says he does not intend to.






Sounders take over lead in Western Conference
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-05-28 01:51:31 (4 hours ago) 
Marco Pappa scores for Sounders in 1-0 victory over Colorado. Seattle now has the best record in MLS.
Food writer drowned during seizure, autopsy shows
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-05-28 01:51:31 (4 hours ago) 
Joshua Ozersky had been taking medication for epilepsy since childhood.




SourceForge accused of shackling GIMP in kinky adware
  Source: The Register 2015-05-28 01:51:30 (4 hours ago) 
SourceForge accused of shackling GIMP in kinky adware
  Source: The Register 2015-05-28 01:51:30 (4 hours ago) 
Just download direct, say FOSS graphics folk

The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) has accused SourceForge of violating its open-sourcery by wrapping the popular graphics program in adware.…

Former FIFA member Chuck Blazer pleads guilty, appears to be central to US probe
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-05-28 01:51:25 (4 hours ago) 
Iconic Martha's Vineyard lighthouse being moved inland to protect it from eroding cliffs
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-05-28 01:51:25 (4 hours ago) 
Hong Kong leader challenged to step down over electoral reform package
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-05-28 01:51:19 (4 hours ago) 

Leung Chun-ying has clashed with pro-democracy lawmakers who call package ‘fake democracy’ as candidates for leader will be vetted by loyalist committee

Hong Kong’s leader was challenged to step down on Thursday as he clashed with angry pro-democracy lawmakers over the government’s controversial electoral reform package, which goes to a vote next month.

Chief executive Leung Chun-ying dodged the resignation question and told legislators the city was at a “critical juncture”, urging them to support the roadmap for leadership elections in 2017 – the first ever public vote for the chief executive.

Related: Hong Kong unveils draft election law to opposition protest

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Texas, Okla. flood deaths put spotlight on storm drains that suck in victims
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-05-28 01:51:16 (4 hours ago) 
The deaths are renewing calls for cities to identify potentially dangerous drain openings and cover them with grates or add other safety measures.
Passengers at Port Columbus increase despite fewer flights
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch Local and State News 2015-05-28 01:51:08 (4 hours ago) 
Passenger activity at Port Columbus rose 8 percent in April even as the number of flights declined slightly, according to the Columbus Regional Airport Authority.
Sandwiches Are a Major Contributor to Dietary Sodium Intake
  Source: Elsevier News 2015-05-28 01:50:41 (4 hours ago) 
Sandwiches account for one-fifth of total sodium intake, with nearly half of American adults consuming them on any given day, according to new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Doubts over Iraq's offensive against ISIS
  Source: CNN.com 2015-05-28 01:50:33 (4 hours ago) 
A sandstorm and much fanfare accompanied the start of Iraq's big push to wrest the key province of Anbar from the hands of ISIS. But the major operation has also been met with questions about how effective it will be and what consequences it might have.
New Hampshire Rep. Frank Guinta says he won’t resign, despite calls from fellow Republicans
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news