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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2013-04-19
Boston Police Closing In On Suspects

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

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

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

Nature.com - 366 Days: 2012 In Review

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

TruTV - The Biggest Conspiracy Theories of 2012

Colbert Nation: 2012: A Look Back

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2012-12-25
Happy Holidays

2012-12-21
Welcome To A New Era!

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

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

2012-11-15
December 21, 2012

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

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

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2012-11-07
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2012-11-06
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2012-09-30
FIP In Hiatus

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

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

Romney Stands By Gaffe




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Rush Limbaugh Defends Rubio’s Debate Comments About Obama
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-02-08 18:02:19 (4 minutes ago) 
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Loretta Lynch Will Visit 6 Cities to Highlight Police Achievements
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-02-08 18:02:19 (4 minutes ago) 
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Trouble in paradise: Lord Howe Island divided over plan to exterminate rats
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-02-08 18:01:58 (5 minutes ago) 

Rodents are threatening the unique natural environment of Australia’s sparsely populated Lord Howe Island. But a plan to eradicate the pests by dropping 42 tonnes of poisoned cereal is splitting the close-knit community in half

Described by the UN as “an area of spectacular and scenic landscapes”, Lord Howe Island is nothing if not dramatic. Formed from an inferno of underwater volcanoes more than six million years ago, the 10km long crescent-shaped island sits in a bath of turquoise water, exactly where the warm East Australian Current meets the icy waters of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.

Those ancient lava flows left a rugged landscape with steep cliffs, which drop off into an ocean which supports the world’s most southerly coral reef. Between those cliffs and the reef lies a calm blue lagoon that laps against a yellow-sand beach.

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Global initiative introduces first proposal to reduce airplane pollution
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-02-08 18:01:58 (5 minutes ago) 

International Civil Aviation Organisation plan of 4% fuel reduction of new aircraft starting in 2028 not enough to halt emissions, environmental groups say

Governments proposed for the first time on Monday to reduce climate pollution from airplanes, plugging one of the biggest loopholes in last December’s landmark Paris agreement.

The global initiative was a first attempt to halt carbon emissions from air travel – one of the fastest growing sources of climate pollution.

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Why Formation is Beyoncé’s most high-fashion moment ever
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-02-08 18:01:58 (5 minutes ago) 

The singer’s clothes have always been about reinforcing her image as a superstar, not scoring fashion points. So why is she wearing Gucci catwalk looks in her new video?

You are going to think I have spectacularly missed the point of the Formation video when I say we need to talk about the Gucci blouse and skirt Beyoncé is wearing as the New Orleans police car she is lying on sinks under the Katrina floodwaters, but wait up. The fact that Formation is Beyoncé’s most high-fashion moment ever – she wears two new-season Gucci looks head-to-toe, exactly as they were seen on the catwalk – is not beside the point. As of this weekend, Beyoncé runs the world again. And this time, she is using fashion as armour and ammunition.

Until now, being fashionable has not really been what Beyoncé is about. Say what? That sounds counterintuitive, I know. Beyoncé is the one of the most glamorous, distinctive, gorgeous, stylish women in the world. But being glamorous and distinctive and beautiful and stylish are all things you can achieve solo; being fashionable is something you can only do as part of a dialogue with what is happening in fashion. Until Formation, Beyoncé’s clothes have been about reinforcing her image as a superstar, not about winning fashion points.

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Indicators Show Rubio In Free Fall
  Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 2016-02-08 18:01:48 (5 minutes ago) 

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New Zealand stock exchange joins worldwide market tumble
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 18:01:47 (5 minutes ago) 
New Zealand stocks have been swept up in global market turmoil overnight, with tech companies hit particularly hard.
Man dies after starting the Krispy Kreme Challenge
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 18:01:47 (5 minutes ago) 
A man has died after starting the Krispy Kreme Challenge, a five-mile (8 kilometre) race and "doughnut feast," reports The Washington Post.
Steven Joyce waiting to see if his encounter with a dildo reaches American TV screens
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 18:01:47 (5 minutes ago) 
Senior Minister Steven Joyce says he wouldn't be surprised if a video of a dildo being thrown at his head is already in the hands of popular Last Week Tonight host John Oliver.
Motorcyclist Rhys Middleton will be buried a year before he was to have been wed
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 18:01:47 (5 minutes ago) 
Rhys Middleton will be buried exactly a year before he'd planned to get married.






House values decline around New Zealand, led by Auckland: QV
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 18:01:47 (5 minutes ago) 
House prices around the country are dropping, with some Auckland house values declining for the first time in more than a year.
Gerry Brownlee heads to anti-Islamic State coalition meeting in Belgium
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 18:01:47 (5 minutes ago) 
Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says a meeting of the international anti-Islamic State coalition will shape the fight against the terrorist group over the next year.
Mark Reason: Black Caps abandon spirit of cricket as TV calls the shots
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 18:01:47 (5 minutes ago) 
OPINION: The players and the umpires did not decide the Chappell-Hadlee one day series between New Zealand and Australia. A hometown television producer and a baying mob pressed the requisite buttons. And when press came to shove, when tempers were on edge and the match was on the line, the Black Caps and their captain abandoned the spirit of cricket and showed it to be 'the Great Sham' that some of us always knew it to be.
Bash Cam Newton if you must, but what do you expect?
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2016-02-08 18:01:46 (5 minutes ago) 
Cam Newton is fine. It’s fine. We’re going to be fine. I had a lot of thoughts on Newton, but then Albert Burneko at Deadspin pretty much wrote everything I would want to write, and did a really good job of it, regarding Newton’s not-so-chatty news conference appearance after Sunday’s 24-10 Super Bowl loss. He wrote it even before all the chatter about what set Newton off — Denver’s Chris Harris was in an adjacent media area while Newton was talking and could be heard loudly bad-mouthing the Carolina passing game — but even that doesn’t really matter to me. Burneko’s piece, full of good points, ends like this: His actual job is to live out an eight-year-old’s dream birthday party on television; if your search for sophisticated adult contemplation has brought you to the postgame presser of the Super Bowl, I submit that you have conducted it, well, rather like a 13-year-old might. I grind my teeth in bed if a stranger on Xbox Live frags me in a video game with what I regard as an overpowered pistol. Cam Newton blows off postgame pressers when he gets pressured 34 times, sacked six times, and loses the Super Bowl. Maybe you, just to grab an example, misidentify as an informed critique of leadership qualities your own professional pique or personal distaste. There’s all kinds of sore losers, man. My added $.02 would be that we tend to want our athletes to behave in certain ways, and I’m not really sure that’s fair. We’re all humans. We all might react to losing the biggest game of our lives in different ways. If you’re tossing around notions like Newton failed to show “class” or “leadership,” or even if you’re upset that he didn’t “face the music” because “if you’re going to be there for the praise you have to be there for the criticism,” then maybe just take a step back and examine your definitions of those things? It’s OK to dislike how he acted, but it’s not OK to believe everyone has to act the same way to fit some predetermined criteria of what a “stand-up guy” does. He and a lot of his teammates played like garbage in a game they probably win 7 times out of 10. That hurts. I’m not sure I would have felt like talking, either.
Police: 15-year-old girl shot in Dayton home
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-02-08 18:01:39 (5 minutes ago) 






Court to weigh cocaine cases, which could alter sentencing in Ohio
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-02-08 18:01:39 (5 minutes ago) 
Westlake detective denies kicking, choking suspect during trial testimony
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-02-08 18:01:38 (5 minutes ago) 
A Westlake detective charged with beating a suspect in April 2014 took the stand Monday and told a jury that he delivered a punch because he believed the suspect was about to attack him.
Cleveland Browns in talks with Columbus for more than a year
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-02-08 18:01:38 (5 minutes ago) 
A Columbus request for $5 million in taxpayer dollars to build a new training camp complex in Columbus for the Browns caused a stir. But the team has been talking for a year about a deal with Columbus.
Cleveland man pleads in killing spurred by argument over woman
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-02-08 18:01:38 (5 minutes ago) 
Craig Wilson, a member of the Longwood Assassins, pleaded guilty Monday in the June slaying of Jimmy Laster in a Cleveland housing complex.
'The Good Wife' to end its seven-season run in May
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-02-08 18:01:38 (5 minutes ago) 
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The timing and placement of the announcement to end the long-running CBS drama "The Good Wife" at the end of its current (seventh) season was sheer marketing genius. What better time than when millions of eyeballs are already...




Winter storm blasts Northeast; killing of Syrian detainees criticized; New Hampshire set for primary: U.S. snd World News Links
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-02-08 18:01:38 (5 minutes ago) 
Also, Obama administration seeks $1.8 billion to fight Zika virus; victims filing bevy of lawsuits in Flint water crisis; Michael Bloomberg may run for president; Donald Trump says he could tell Syrian refugee children not to enter U.S.; Taiwan earthquake death toll at 14; and Russian and Syrian troops advance toward Aleppo.
Chelsea Clinton to campaign in Cleveland
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-02-08 18:01:38 (5 minutes ago) 
Chelsea Clinton will make a campaign stop in Cleveland next week, her mother's presidential campaign announced Monday.
The Wall Street Journal: Fed leadership: Too white, too male, too many bankers?
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2016-02-08 18:01:16 (5 minutes ago) 
Federal Reserve leadership is overly male, almost entirely white and drawn too frequently from the banking community, according to a group critical of the central bank.
Your PC's Cable Management Probably Won't Affect Its Cooling Performance
  Source: Lifehacker 2016-02-08 18:01:13 (5 minutes ago) 

You may have heard somewhere that poor cable management inside your PC’s case can block fans and air pathways, making your CPU and GPU’s temperatures rise. This video puts that theory to the test, and proves that most mid-size cases do just fine with or without decent cable management.

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Trouble in paradise: Lord Howe Island divided over plan to exterminate rats
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-02-08 18:01:05 (5 minutes ago) 

Rodents are threatening the unique natural environment of Australia’s sparsely populated Lord Howe Island. But a plan to eradicate the pests by dropping 42 tonnes of poisoned cereal is splitting the close-knit community in half

Described by the UN as “an area of spectacular and scenic landscapes”, Lord Howe Island is nothing if not dramatic. Formed from an inferno of underwater volcanoes more than six million years ago, the 10km long crescent-shaped island sits in a bath of turquoise water, exactly where the warm East Australian Current meets the icy waters of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.

Those ancient lava flows left a rugged landscape with steep cliffs, which drop off into an ocean which supports the world’s most southerly coral reef. Between those cliffs and the reef lies a calm blue lagoon that laps against a yellow-sand beach.

Continue reading...




Global initiative introduces first proposal to reduce airplane pollution
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-02-08 18:01:05 (5 minutes ago) 

International Civil Aviation Organisation plan of 4% fuel reduction of new aircraft starting in 2028 not enough to halt emissions, environmental groups say

Governments proposed for the first time on Monday to reduce climate pollution from airplanes, plugging one of the biggest loopholes in last December’s landmark Paris agreement.

The global initiative was a first attempt to halt carbon emissions from air travel – one of the fastest growing sources of climate pollution.

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Jürgen Klopp tells Liverpool’s owners to find a solution over ticket row
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-02-08 18:01:05 (5 minutes ago) 
• Manager wants to find a compromise in standoff
• Liverpool given fitness boost for FA Cup replay at West Ham


Jürgen Klopp has said Liverpool will heed “the sign” from Saturday’s mass walkout at Anfield and that a compromise must be found over the club’s controversial new ticket prices. Liverpool’s under-fire owners, Fenway Sports Group, are continuing discussions with senior management over a response to the Anfield protest and the threat of further action from supporters who are angered at next season’s hike in ticket prices.

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Why Formation is Beyoncé’s most high-fashion moment ever
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-02-08 18:01:05 (5 minutes ago) 

The singer’s clothes have always been about reinforcing her image as a superstar, not scoring fashion points. So why is she wearing Gucci catwalk looks in her new video?

You are going to think I have spectacularly missed the point of the Formation video when I say we need to talk about the Gucci blouse and skirt Beyoncé is wearing as the New Orleans police car she is lying on sinks under the Katrina floodwaters, but wait up. The fact that Formation is Beyoncé’s most high-fashion moment ever – she wears two new-season Gucci looks head-to-toe, exactly as they were seen on the catwalk – is not beside the point. As of this weekend, Beyoncé runs the world again. And this time, she is using fashion as armour and ammunition.

Until now, being fashionable has not really been what Beyoncé is about. Say what? That sounds counterintuitive, I know. Beyoncé is the one of the most glamorous, distinctive, gorgeous, stylish women in the world. But being glamorous and distinctive and beautiful and stylish are all things you can achieve solo; being fashionable is something you can only do as part of a dialogue with what is happening in fashion. Until Formation, Beyoncé’s clothes have been about reinforcing her image as a superstar, not about winning fashion points.

Continue reading...
Unlike Bernie, Hillary Went to Flint Instead of SNL (Because She Already Did SNL)
  Source: Gawker 2016-02-08 18:01:01 (5 minutes ago) 

Recent Flint visitor Hillary Clinton really wants you to know that Hillary Clinton (who was recently in Flint) cares a lot about the fact that she was, quite recently, in Flint (Michigan). More specifically, she wants you to know that she was not off mugging it up for SNL like some other candidates we know.

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2 Wells Fargo bank robberies in Jacksonville on Monday 'very similar,' police say
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-02-08 18:01:00 (5 minutes ago) 

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who tried to rob a Wells Fargo Bank early Monday at 1336 Edgewood Ave. W.

Meanwhile, police said they responded to a second and similar bank robbery at another Wells Fargo Bank branch, this one at 3600 Phillips Highway, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

“The suspect descriptions were very similar in both cases; however, the investigations are in their early stages,” the Sheriff’s Office’s news release stated. “We are treating them as separate investigations at this time.”

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CNN Student News - February 9, 2016
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-02-08 18:00:46 (6 minutes ago) 










Murder suspect mistakenly released from LA jail is captured
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2016-02-08 18:00:42 (6 minutes ago) 

A suspected killer who has been on the lam since being mistakenly freed from jail in Los Angeles has been caught in Boulder City, Nevada, Sheriff's Department officials announced Monday.

Steven Wright was arrested at a hotel Monday morning before noon, the sheriff's department said in a statement....










'Serial' takes the stand: How a podcast became a character in its own narrative
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2016-02-08 18:00:42 (6 minutes ago) 

The post-conviction relief hearing for convicted Baltimore killer and "Serial" star Adnan Syed was supposed to last two days and was then rescheduled for three, which then became four, or more - it forged on on Monday - as the bailiff continued to prowl the aisle for illicit cellphones and reporters...










Plea deal discussed for Waukegan woman accused of killing daughter
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2016-02-08 18:00:42 (6 minutes ago) 

A plea deal may be near for a Waukegan woman charged with murdering her 11-year-old daughter.

In court Monday, a prosecutor and defense attorney both said progress is being made toward a negotiated resolution to the case.

Nicholette R. Lawrence, 33, has pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of...










Aurora man charged with theft after photo booth camera takes his picture
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2016-02-08 18:00:42 (6 minutes ago) 

A man has been charged with removing $75 worth of coins from a public photo booth in Batavia after the camera automatically took his photo.

Chancellor J. Terrell, 24, of the 1400 block of East Wood Drive, Aurora, turned himself in to police after several tips came in over the weekend, according...














Palm Beach County cultural leaders want $228M in public funding for the arts
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-02-08 18:00:40 (6 minutes ago) 

Palm Beach County cultural leaders want taxpayers to invest $228 million over the next decade into the arts.

The money would be raised through a 1-cent sales tax increase that also would provide additional funding for school and county needs.

The public funding would help ensure the area remains...

Delray Beach to review appraisals of 75 city-owned properties
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-02-08 18:00:40 (6 minutes ago) 

Delray Beach is the largest property owner in the city, and now the city has a better understanding of what some of its properties are worth.

On Tuesday, commissioners will discuss the results of an independent appraisal conducted on 75 city-owned properties. City officials estimated the city owns...

'Major milestone' for Port Everglades dredging project
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-02-08 18:00:40 (6 minutes ago) 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday that it has completed its final review for a long-discussed plan to deepen and widen the channel at Port Everglades.

The agency said a report was sent to Congress Jan. 29, and the project will compete with other ventures for funding in future budgets.

...
Attorney General to visit Miami, Doral to highlight police work
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-02-08 18:00:40 (6 minutes ago) 

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities in the coming months to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement.

The locations were chosen because they embody a particular trait of successful policing, such as effective use of data, strong...

Jury selection underway in two Broward murder trials
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-02-08 18:00:40 (6 minutes ago) 

Jury selection was underway Monday in two murder trials that were short-circuited late last year.

Attorneys in the case against Dan Gerard Holmes, 44, returned Monday to the courtroom of Broward Circuit Judge Martin Bidwill to begin choosing jurors in Holmes' trial for the 2013 murder of Johnny...





Man hits neighbor with car, say cops; arrested after police find car doused in victim's dinner
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-02-08 18:00:40 (6 minutes ago) 

A Boca Raton man was arrested after he yelled gay slurs and hit his neighbor with a car while the neighbor carried dinner home, police said.

But police were able to catch the man red-handed after he fled the scene: remnants of the neighbor's dinner — some meatballs — were smeared all over the front...

Two men in custody after two bank robbery attempts, FBI says
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-02-08 18:00:40 (6 minutes ago) 

Two hapless men were arrested on suspicion of trying to rob two banks in Broward County, where tellers either didn't have cash or didn't hand it over.

One of the men entered a Chase Bank branch at 390 S. Flamingo Road in Pembroke Pines at 9 a.m. Friday and handed a teller a handwritten note that...

Car stolen in Fort Lauderdale with child inside
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-02-08 18:00:40 (6 minutes ago) 

Police are looking for a car that was stolen in Fort Lauderdale with a child inside.

The carjacking took place at a shopping plaza on the 200 block of West Sunrise Boulevard on Monday afternoon, police said.

The woman told police her baby was inside the car when it was stolen.

Police said they...

John Kasich tells New Hampshire voters he’s the ‘right porridge’
  Source: Boston.com / News 2016-02-08 18:00:39 (6 minutes ago) 









John Kasich tells New Hampshire voters he’s the ‘right porridge’
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2016-02-08 18:00:38 (6 minutes ago) 













Orioles announce non-roster invitees to spring training
  Source: baltimoresun.com - news 2016-02-08 18:00:33 (6 minutes ago) 

The Orioles announced their list of 17 non-roster players who will receive invitations to major league spring training.

The list includes top prospects such as right-hander Hunter Harvey, first baseman Trey Mancini and catcher Chance Sisco.

Here is a complete list of the Orioles non-roster invitees:

...








Ballmer: Hardware, mobile strategy essential for Microsoft’s future
  Source: Ars Technica 2016-02-08 18:00:32 (6 minutes ago) 

Microsoft's hardware—Surface, HoloLens, and Xbox—is "absolutely essential" to its future, according to former CEO Steve Ballmer in a new interview with Business Insider. That's because of the interrelationship between devices and the cloud: so many devices are supported by and dependent on cloud software, Ballmer feels that the company needs to participate both on the cloud side and on the device side.

Consistent with this idea, Ballmer continues to believe that mobile is an essential part of this hardware lineup. He says he "put the company on a path" toward having its own mobile devices and platform but that current Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has "certainly changed that" by firing most Nokia staff and greatly scaling back Microsoft's phone-building ambitions. In the ex-Microsoft man's view—one shared by industry watchers, including this author—the new CEO "needs to have a clear path forward." Ballmer is "sure he'll get there," but he's not there yet.

The lack of mobile vision becomes particularly acute with Nadella's "mobile first, cloud first" slogan, which Ballmer describes as an "important perception point" that Nadella has done a "brilliant job on." He says that he meets with Nadella "four or five times a year," both to "brainstorm" and in his role as a shareholder. His position as a large shareholder affords a certain level of access to the company, but he says he's now an outsider. No longer working at Microsoft, he isn't privy to any confidential data.

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Inmate mistakenly released from Los Angeles jail recaptured
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-02-08 18:00:31 (6 minutes ago) 
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A murder suspect mistakenly released from jail last month was recaptured Monday in Nevada, authorities said....
Inmate mistakenly released from Los Angeles jail recaptured
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-02-08 18:00:30 (6 minutes ago) 
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A murder suspect mistakenly released from jail last month was recaptured Monday in Nevada, authorities said....
Good Washington snowpack raises hopes of calmer fire season
  Source: AP Top California Headlines 2016-02-08 18:00:26 (6 minutes ago) 
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Mountain snowpack came in above normal in Washington state, raising hopes the normally soggy state will not repeat last year's drought conditions that helped fuel the worst wildfire season in its history, a federal agency said Monday....




The Latest: Bundy Urges Officials to Visit Standoff Suspects
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-02-08 18:00:12 (6 minutes ago) 
The jailed leader of the armed Oregon standoff is calling on elected officials to support those charged in connection with taking over a national wildlife preserve
Prosecutors to Seek Death in Memphis Officer's Shooting
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-02-08 18:00:12 (6 minutes ago) 
Prosecutors said Monday they will seek the death penalty in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer earlier this year
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Says Mistakenly Released Jail Inmate Recaptured in Boulder City, Nevada
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-02-08 18:00:12 (6 minutes ago) 
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says mistakenly released jail inmate recaptured in Boulder City, Nevada
Inmate Mistakenly Released From Los Angeles Jail Recaptured
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-02-08 18:00:12 (6 minutes ago) 
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says a murder suspect mistakenly released from jail last month has been captured in Nevada
US Veteran Says He is 'ISIS Soldier,' Calls Bin Laden 'Beautiful Man': Officials
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-02-08 18:00:12 (6 minutes ago) 
Daniel Seth Franey allegedly made the comments.




Young male voters proving key for Sanders in New Hampshire
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-02-08 17:51:50 (15 minutes ago) 

Gloria Steinem may have been right about one thing: Bernie Sanders is where the boys are.

       
Jeb Bush wants to overturn Citizens United
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-02-08 17:51:50 (15 minutes ago) 

The Republican says unlimited money should go to candidates rather than outside groups.

       
Syria: UN relief chief calls on Government to halt attacks displacing 30,000 civilians
  Source: UN News Centre - Top Stories 2016-02-08 17:51:46 (15 minutes ago) 
The United Nations emergency relief chief today called on the Syrian Government and other parties to honour their duty to protect civilians and allow safe access for aid as tens of thousands of people were reported to have been displaced from Aleppo and elsewhere in the war-torn country's north by heavy Government bombardment.
Post Properties CEO: Downtown is on the “upswing”
  Source: Top News from AJC.com 2016-02-08 17:51:46 (15 minutes ago) 
Seattle Times’ girls basketball rankings, Feb. 9
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 17:51:39 (15 minutes ago) 

Central Valley tops 4A, Bellevue No. 1 in 3A.




Seattle Times’ boys basketball rankings, Feb. 9
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 17:51:39 (15 minutes ago) 

Garfield, Federal Way still on top.
Prosecutors to seek death in Memphis officer’s shooting
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 17:51:39 (15 minutes ago) 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors said Monday they will seek the death penalty in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer last year. The Shelby County district attorney’s office filed notice of its intent to seek death in the trial of 30-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn, an ex-convict accused of killing Officer Sean Bolton. Wilbourn was […]
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says mistakenly released jail inmate recaptured in Boulder City, Nevada
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 17:51:39 (15 minutes ago) 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says mistakenly released jail inmate recaptured in Boulder City, Nevada.
Inmate mistakenly released from Los Angeles jail recaptured
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 17:51:39 (15 minutes ago) 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says a murder suspect mistakenly released from jail last month has been captured in Nevada. The department says detectives learned Monday that Steven Lawrence Wright might be hiding in a Boulder City hotel and requested assistance from the FBI and local police departments. Wright was […]
Activists to demonstrate against sexual violence at Baylor
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 17:51:39 (15 minutes ago) 

WACO, Texas (AP) — Activists planned a candlelight vigil Monday night outside the home of Baylor University’s president to protest what they regard as the university’s weak policing of sexual misconduct, particularly by student athletes. The prayer vigil follows an ESPN report earlier this month about three students who said the Southern Baptist-affiliated university in […]




Security? We haven't heard of it, says hacker magnet VTech
  Source: The Register 2016-02-08 17:51:37 (15 minutes ago) 
Toymaker says its insecurity is your fault – read the T&Cs and weep

Insecure kiddie-IoT-tat merchant VTech has decided its insecurity is its users' fault, according to noted security researcher Troy Hunt.…

More than 40 windows vandalized at Columbus school on Hilltop
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch Local and State News 2016-02-08 17:51:25 (15 minutes ago) 
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Someone shot out more than 40 windows at West Mound Elementary on the Hilltop, potentially doing tens of thousands of dollars in damage and likely using a BB gun. Students at West Mound, at 2051 W. Mound Street, were never in any danger because the vandalism occurred while school was out, said Scott Varner, spokesman for the Columbus schools district. Officials first noticed damage to 23 windows when they arrived for the day Friday morning; then, over the weekend, the vandal or vandals struck again, hitting 19 more windows, Varner said.
Plan to outsource Medicare
  Source: The Australian | News 2016-02-08 17:51:24 (15 minutes ago) 
Medicare, pharmaceutical and aged-care benefits could be delivered by the private sector, a report says.
4,000-person cruise ship inexplicably sails into Atlantic megastorm
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-02-08 17:51:20 (15 minutes ago) 
Coast Guard was alerted after passengers posted reports on social media.
The Latest: Bundy urges officials to visit standoff suspects
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-02-08 17:51:20 (15 minutes ago) 




Prosecutors to seek death in Memphis officer's shooting
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-02-08 17:51:20 (15 minutes ago) 
Inmate mistakenly released from Los Angeles jail recaptured
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-02-08 17:51:20 (15 minutes ago) 
Best Space Books and Sci-Fi: A Space.com Reading List
  Source: SPACE.com 2016-02-08 17:51:19 (15 minutes ago) 
Space.com's editors present a reading list for space and sci-fi lovers, as well as children who are interested in astronomy and spaceflight.
Instagram Launches Account Switching On iOS and Android
  Source: Slashdot 2016-02-08 17:51:18 (15 minutes ago) 
Today, Instagram announced that users will be able to switch between up to five different accounts when using the app on iOS and Android. This new feature will be available later this week, when users download version 7.15 of the app. According to a blog post from the company, "Go to your profile settings to add an additional account. From there, tap your username at the top of your profile to switch between accounts. Once you have multiple accounts added, you'll see your profile photo appear in places throughout the app so you can always tell which one you're using at the moment."

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Police: 2 men completely fail as burglars in Rainier Beach
  Source: seattlepi.com: Local News 2016-02-08 17:51:16 (15 minutes ago) 




Theater review: Lakeland Civic Theatre offers a tepid 'Into the Woods'
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-02-08 17:51:13 (15 minutes ago) 
Sentencing delayed in exotic-fish trafficking by West Hills man for Hawthorne business
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-02-08 17:51:12 (15 minutes ago) 
Gwyneth Paltrow takes stands in stalker trial
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-02-08 17:51:12 (15 minutes ago) 
Pasadena murder suspect mistakenly released is captured in Nevada
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-02-08 17:51:12 (15 minutes ago) 
Hurricane coffee table (link) [Voice]
  Source: Halfbakery: recent ideas 2016-02-08 17:50:44 (16 minutes ago) 




Man shot dead in Dublin in apparent revenge killing over boxing murder
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2016-02-08 17:50:40 (16 minutes ago) 

Victim, in his 50s, was shot at home in what is believed to be retaliation over a fatal shooting at the Regency hotel last Friday

A man has been shot dead in Dublin in what is believed to be retaliation for the fatal shooting at a boxing match weigh-in in the city last Friday.

The latest victim of the gangland feud was shot at about 7.45pm on Monday evening, Irish police have said.

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Man aids police chase by tripping fleeing suspect – video
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2016-02-08 17:50:40 (16 minutes ago) 

A man trips up a police suspect as he flees from authorities on foot in South London. Police have hailed the passerby as a ‘hero’ after the man stuck his leg out and the suspect who was being chased fell flat on his face as a result. Kingston Police wrote on social media: ‘Thank you to the member of public that recently helped @MPSGroveSNT during a foot chase!’

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Need to call the FBI? Hacker offers you 20,000 numbers - CNET
  Source: CNET News 2016-02-08 17:50:24 (16 minutes ago) 
The names, titles and contact information of thousands of FBI and Department of Homeland Security employees are allegedly dumped online.









Disturbing video of snow-stomping Yeti surfaces online - CNET
  Source: CNET News 2016-02-08 17:50:24 (16 minutes ago) 
Calling all crytozoologists. We have a fresh Yeti video showing a bizarre ape-like beast at a ski resort, and it's about as amusing (and scary) as you'd expect.









Chipotle liable for discriminating against female workers
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-02-08 17:50:24 (16 minutes ago) 

A federal jury in Cincinnati Monday decided Chipotle Mexican Grill wrongfully terminated three former general managers.

        




Michigan man with once-epic commute settles into new life
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-02-08 17:50:20 (16 minutes ago) 
James Robertson's daily 21-mile walking trek to and from work made national headlines; the public responded with a car and donations
Isaiah Thomas named NBA's East player of the week
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 17:50:18 (16 minutes ago) 
Gov't creates new student aid enforcement office
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 17:50:18 (16 minutes ago) 

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is taking new steps to protect students amid increased scrutiny of for-profit colleges and other schools.

The Education Department said Monday that it was creating a new student aid enforcement unit that will "respond more quickly and efficiently to allegations of illegal actions by higher education institutions."

The Latest: Bloomberg confirms he might run for president
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 17:50:18 (16 minutes ago) 
Candidates sprint to NH finish _ but brace for long campaign
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 17:50:18 (16 minutes ago) 




Harris: Bruins recall what they’re missing in Milan Lucic
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 17:50:18 (16 minutes ago) 
Senator scrutinizes pharma links on government pain panel
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 17:50:18 (16 minutes ago) 

WASHINGTON — A high-ranking Senate Democrat is scrutinizing links between pharmaceutical companies and government advisers who recently criticized efforts to reduce painkiller prescribing.

Why a Flight to Flint May Be Clinton’s Cleverest Move Yet
  Source: WIRED 2016-02-08 17:42:10 (24 minutes ago) 

With the enthusiasm gap widening, Clinton is forced to go out of state ahead of the New Hampshire primary to emphasize her ability to get things done.

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Lena Dunham Won’t Attend Girls Press Tour Due to Health Concerns
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-02-08 17:42:01 (24 minutes ago) 
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Casino-Bound Bus Crashes in Connecticut, Injuring 30
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-02-08 17:42:01 (24 minutes ago) 
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Woman gets jail for group attack on gay Philadelphia couple
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-02-08 17:41:52 (25 minutes ago) 

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A police chief’s daughter has been sentenced to five to 10 months in jail for a group attack on a gay couple that prompted Philadelphia to expand its hate crime laws to include sexual orientation. Common Pleas Judge Roxanne Covington questioned how then-hospital worker Kathryn Knott walked away from the victims as […]
Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic to reopen next week
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-02-08 17:41:52 (25 minutes ago) 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Planned Parenthood clinic where three people were killed in November will reopen next week even though repairs aren’t finished yet. The Colorado Springs clinic will offer a full range of sexual and reproductive health services when it opens its doors Feb. 15 but only in part of the building […]
Vermont attorney general drops probe of environmentalist
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-02-08 17:41:52 (25 minutes ago) 

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont attorney general’s office has dropped its criminal investigation into whether an environmental activist has operated as a lawyer without a law license in her advocacy for critics of large-scale wind and solar power projects before state regulators. The office announced on Monday it had examined the claims against Annette […]
Prosecutors to seek death in Memphis officer’s shooting
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-02-08 17:41:52 (25 minutes ago) 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors will be seeking the death penalty in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer last year. The Shelby County district attorney’s office Monday filed notice of its intent to seek death in the sentencing phase of the trial of 30-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn, an ex-convict charged with murder in the […]
Prosecutors to seek death in Memphis officer’s shooting
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-02-08 17:41:52 (25 minutes ago) 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors said Monday they will seek the death penalty in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer last year. The Shelby County district attorney’s office filed notice of its intent to seek death in the trial of 30-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn, an ex-convict accused of killing Officer Sean Bolton. Wilbourn was […]




Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says mistakenly released jail inmate recaptured in Boulder City, Nevada
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-02-08 17:41:52 (25 minutes ago) 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says mistakenly released jail inmate recaptured in Boulder City, Nevada.
Security? We haven't heard of it, says hacker magnet VTech
  Source: The Register 2016-02-08 17:41:49 (25 minutes ago) 
Jürgen Klopp tells Liverpool’s owners to find a solution over ticket row
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-02-08 17:41:47 (25 minutes ago) 
• Manager wants to find a compromise in standoff
• Liverpool given fitness boost for FA Cup replay at West Ham


Jürgen Klopp has said Liverpool will heed “the sign” from Saturday’s mass walkout at Anfield and that a compromise must be found over the club’s controversial new ticket prices. Liverpool’s under-fire owners, Fenway Sports Group, are continuing discussions with senior management over a response to the Anfield protest and the threat of further action from supporters who are angered at next season’s hike in ticket prices.

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How activists got a Black Lives Matter sign into the hands of Beyoncé's dancers
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-02-08 17:41:47 (25 minutes ago) 

In a now viral video the dancers hold a sign calling for justice for Mario Woods, an African American man who was shot and killed by San Francisco police

Beyoncé’s Super Bowl homage to the Black Panther party was already creating a political firestorm when a group of her beret-clad dancers were photographed with their fists raised in a Black Power salute, holding a sign that read “Justice 4 Mario Woods”.

It was the doing of two Black Lives Matter activists, Rheema Emy Calloway and Ronnisha Johnson, who recounted in a phone interview how they “chased the dancers down” after the performance to help bring national attention to the story of Woods, a 26-year-old African American man who was shot and killed by San Francisco police officers on 2 December 2015.

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Man shot dead in Dublin in apparent revenge killing over boxing murder
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-02-08 17:41:47 (25 minutes ago) 

Victim, in his 50s, was shot at home in what is believed to be retaliation over a fatal shooting at the Regency hotel last Friday

A man has been shot dead in Dublin in what is believed to be retaliation for the fatal shooting at a boxing match weigh-in in the city last Friday.

The latest victim of the gangland feud was shot at about 7.45pm on Monday evening, Irish police have said.

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The children in the shadow of China's economy - Unicef
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 17:41:34 (25 minutes ago) 
Tim Sutton grew up on a high country sheep station near Kurow and has worked for UNICEF with children in many countries. His work with UNICEF China helps millions of children who live in poverty, those dubbed the "invisible children".
Farmers and schools affected by Clydevale substation fire
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 17:41:34 (25 minutes ago) 
Cows are unmilked, sheep unshorn and children are unable to go to school as a result of a sizeable electrical fire at the Clydevale substation on Tuesday morning. 
Fitbit knows woman is pregnant - before she does
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 17:41:34 (25 minutes ago) 
Think your Fitbit is broken? It might be - or you might be pregnant.
Wedding in a warzone: The couple taking their wedding photographs in Homs, Syria
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 17:41:34 (25 minutes ago) 
They aren't your typical wedding photographs, but for this young Syrian couple, they mean everything.
Todd family believed to be selling Winegrowers of Ara in Marlborough
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 17:41:34 (25 minutes ago) 
One of New Zealand's richest families is believed to have sold its Marlborough-based wine company.




Best Super Bowl 50 commercials
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 17:41:34 (25 minutes ago) 
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New Zealand teen tests positive for Zika virus after Tongan holiday
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 17:41:34 (25 minutes ago) 
An Auckland teenager has tested positive for the Zika virus. 
In Boston, Los Angeles and Minneapolis, federal anti-terror pilots stoke community interest and criticism
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2016-02-08 17:41:33 (25 minutes ago) 
Minneapolis and two other cities testing anti-terror programs have taken different tacks, but all have met resistance.
Boca Loca Burrito Factory gets thumbs up, even from Chipotle lovers
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-02-08 17:41:28 (25 minutes ago) 
Cleveland.com readers voted Boca Loca Burrito Factory the best burrito joint not named Chipotle.
John Kasich TV ads; Horseshoe Casino revenue on pace; gang member acquitted of murder: Top 5 at 5
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-02-08 17:41:28 (25 minutes ago) 
A summary of some of today's top stories on cleveland.com.




Cleveland man accused of killing firefighter charged in second slaying
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-02-08 17:41:28 (25 minutes ago) 
Slatter Howell III was charged Monday with aggravated murder and robbery in the killing of a Maple Heights store clerk. Howell is also charged with killing a Cleveland firefighter.
Heroin, Internet crime top priorities for northern Ohio's new U.S. attorney
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-02-08 17:41:28 (25 minutes ago) 
The woman tapped to head northern Ohio's U.S. Attorney's Office -- at least for now -- says her to top priorities are investigating and prosecuting heroin trafficking cases and cyber crimes.
Employee of Sagamore Hills state-run psychiatric hospital accused of assaulting patient
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-02-08 17:41:28 (25 minutes ago) 
A suspended employee of a state-run psychiatric hospital in Sagamore Hills is accused of assaulting a patient.
George Grabowski, who fought in Warsaw Uprising, dies at age 92
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-02-08 17:41:28 (25 minutes ago) 
George Grabowski, of Independence, was among Polish resistance fighters who waged a doomed battle against German occupation forces in Warsaw, Poland, during World War II.
Turban-Wearing American Actor Is Barred From Aeroméxico Flight
  Source: NYT > International 2016-02-08 17:41:24 (25 minutes ago) 
Waris Ahluwalia, who follows the Sikh religion, was not allowed to board a flight in Mexico City bound for New York unless, he said, he took off his turban for a security check.




Neighbors Had Doubts About Complex That Collapsed in Taiwan Quake
  Source: NYT > International 2016-02-08 17:41:24 (25 minutes ago) 
People living near Tainan’s Wei-Guan Golden Dragon complex say that locals avoided buying condominiums there and that its 17 stories far exceed what would be allowed today.
Affidavit: Manziel's ex-girlfriend lost hearing after attack
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 17:41:23 (25 minutes ago) 
DALLAS (AP) - Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend says in an affidavit that he hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation that she lost hearing in one ear.
Hackers post anti-war message on Alabama government websites
  Source: Nation/Politics - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2016-02-08 17:41:13 (25 minutes ago) 

At least five websites in southern Alabama were hacked over the weekend and defaced with messages condemning U.S. foreign policy.

The websites for the Mobile County Probate Court, the City of Citronelle and the Mobile County Public Works Department were all compromised in recent days, as were the websites for ...

FBI Agent: Cell tower data in "Serial" case accurate
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-02-08 17:41:07 (25 minutes ago) 
Adnan Syed, convicted killer at center of popular podcast, claims cell data used to convict him is unreliable in a bid for a new trial
Michigan man with once-epic commute settles into new life
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-02-08 17:41:07 (25 minutes ago) 
James Robertson's daily 21-mile walking trek to and from work made national headlines; the public responded with a car and donations




San Jose: Officer rescues yellow Lab puppy trapped in storm drain
  Source: Mercury News - Silicon Valley, CA - News 2016-02-08 17:41:06 (25 minutes ago) 
A San Jose police officer rescued a yellow Labrador puppy after hearing the dog crying from inside a storm drain.
The Wall Street Journal: India regulator: Facebook’s free Internet service violates net neutrality
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2016-02-08 17:41:06 (25 minutes ago) 
Facebook Inc.’s efforts to expand Internet access in the developing world suffered a blow Monday when India’s telecommunications regulator ruled that the social-media company’s plan to offer free access to a limited number of websites undercut the purpose of the Internet.
Your Brain May Work Differently in Winter Than Summer
  Source: LiveScience.com 2016-02-08 17:41:04 (25 minutes ago) 
The changing seasons may change how you think, new research finds.
How activists got a Black Lives Matter sign into the hands of Beyoncé's dancers
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-02-08 17:40:54 (26 minutes ago) 

In a now viral video the dancers hold a sign calling for justice for Mario Woods, an African American man who was shot and killed by San Francisco police

Beyoncé’s Super Bowl homage to the Black Panther party was already creating a political firestorm when a group of her beret-clad dancers were photographed with their fists raised in a Black Power salute, holding a sign that read “Justice 4 Mario Woods”.

It was the doing of two Black Lives Matter activists, Rheema Emy Calloway and Ronnisha Johnson, who recounted in a phone interview how they “chased the dancers down” after the performance to help bring national attention to the story of Woods, a 26-year-old African American man who was shot and killed by San Francisco police officers on 2 December 2015.

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Man shot dead in Dublin in apparent revenge killing over boxing murder
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-02-08 17:40:54 (26 minutes ago) 

Victim, in his 50s, was shot at home in what is believed to be retaliation over a fatal shooting at the Regency hotel last Friday

A man has been shot dead in Dublin in what is believed to be retaliation for the fatal shooting at a boxing match weigh-in in the city last Friday.

The latest victim of the gangland feud was shot at about 7.45pm on Monday evening, Irish police have said.

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Editas Closes $97.8M IPO
  Source: GenomeWeb Daily News 2016-02-08 17:40:52 (26 minutes ago) 
Hackers post anti-war message on Alabama government websites
  Source: Front - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2016-02-08 17:40:51 (26 minutes ago) 

At least five websites in southern Alabama were hacked over the weekend and defaced with messages condemning U.S. foreign policy.

The websites for the Mobile County Probate Court, the City of Citronelle and the Mobile County Public Works Department were all compromised in recent days, as were the websites for ...

Poll of New Hampshire Republicans: CNN/WMUR poll results
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-02-08 17:40:35 (26 minutes ago) 










All teens should be screened for depression, task force recommends
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-02-08 17:40:35 (26 minutes ago) 










David Axelrod: Clinton should look inward over struggles
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-02-08 17:40:35 (26 minutes ago) 














Poll: Trump leads ahead of New Hampshire's vote
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2016-02-08 17:40:34 (26 minutes ago) 
The final CNN/WMUR tracking poll finds Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican race in New Hampshire on the eve of the vote.









Bloomberg: I'm considering '16 bid
  Source: CNN.com 2016-02-08 17:40:33 (26 minutes ago) 
Michael Bloomberg says he is considering running for president of the United States, a move that would dramatically shake up an already chaotic 2016 race.









Lead contamination of Flint water draws multiple lawsuits
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2016-02-08 17:40:31 (26 minutes ago) 

One lawsuit seeks to replace lead-leaching water lines at no cost to customers. Another seeks money for thousands of Flint residents who unwittingly drank toxic water. A third complaint has been filed on behalf of people with Legionnaires' disease.

While government officials scramble to rid Flint's tap...










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  Source: Boing Boing 2016-02-08 17:40:25 (26 minutes ago) 

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Japan and the whale
  Source: BBC News - World 2016-02-08 17:40:24 (26 minutes ago) 
History, food, identity or perhaps bureaucracy?




Sikh barred from flight 'over turban'
  Source: BBC News - US & Canada 2016-02-08 17:40:23 (26 minutes ago) 
Sikh actor Waris Ahluwalia claims he was barred from boarding an Aeromexico flight because of his turban.
Storm prompts Hogan to curtail stumping for Christie
  Source: baltimoresun.com - news 2016-02-08 17:40:22 (26 minutes ago) 

An impending winter storm prompted Gov. Larry Hogan to cut short his political trip to New Hampshire, where he had been campaigning since Saturday on behalf of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's presidential bid.

Hogan aides said Monday the Republican governor will return to Maryland two days early...










Verizon reportedly in the market to buy Yahoo for large user base
  Source: Ars Technica 2016-02-08 17:40:21 (26 minutes ago) 

(credit: Scott Schiller)

Verizon, which acquired AOL last year, is now reportedly interested in taking on Yahoo as well.

According to Bloomberg, the wireless telecom giant has tasked AOL CEO Tim Armstrong with figuring out how to make it happen.

As Ars reported late last year, Yahoo announced that it would reverse course and not sell its Alibaba investment. Rather, the board of directors said Yahoo would now work to spin off its core businesses, keeping the original company as a holding entity for the Alibaba shares. The company explained that the tax climate for spinning off Alibaba holdings was simply unfavorable for investors. CEO Marissa Mayer also noted that the move would give more "transparency" to the operations of Yahoo’s core businesses, and analysts believed that implied Yahoo would be selling itself off bit by bit.

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More than 30 injured in Connecticut casino bus crash
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-02-08 17:40:20 (26 minutes ago) 
MADISON, Conn. (AP) -- A charter bus driving through a snowstorm to a casino flipped onto its side Monday, injuring more than 30 people and closing the northbound side of Interstate 95 in Connecticut....
More than 30 injured in Connecticut casino bus crash
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-02-08 17:40:20 (26 minutes ago) 
MADISON, Conn. (AP) -- A charter bus driving through a snowstorm to a casino flipped onto its side Monday, injuring more than 30 people and closing the northbound side of Interstate 95 in Connecticut....




The Latest: Bloomberg confirms he might run for president
  Source: AP Top Political News 2016-02-08 17:40:19 (26 minutes ago) 
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- The Latest on the race for the White House with one day to go until the New Hampshire primary (all times local):...
More than 30 injured in Connecticut casino bus crash
  Source: AP Top News 2016-02-08 17:40:19 (26 minutes ago) 
MADISON, Conn. (AP) - A charter bus driving through a snowstorm to a casino flipped onto its side Monday, injuring more than 30 people and closing the northbound side of Interstate 95 in Connecticut. The bus, which was on its way from New York City to the Mohegan Sun casino, crashed around 12:30 p.m. in Madison, east of New Haven. State police trooper Kelly Grant said there were about 70 people on the bus. Passengers were taken to several hospitals, with the most seriously injured going to ...
Syria Attacks Stir Humanitarian Response as Thousands Flee
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-02-08 17:40:02 (26 minutes ago) 
UN: Aid strained as Syrian government offensive sends tens of thousands fleeing toward Turkey
Colorado Planned Parenthood Clinic to Reopen Next Week
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-02-08 17:40:02 (26 minutes ago) 
The Planned Parenthood clinic where three people were killed in November will reopen next week even though repairs aren't finished yet
Woman Gets Jail for Group Attack on Gay Philadelphia Couple
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-02-08 17:40:02 (26 minutes ago) 
A police chief's daughter has been sentenced to five to 10 months in jail in a group attack on a gay couple that prompted Philadelphia to expand its hate crime laws to include sexual orientation




Vermont Attorney General Drops Probe of Environmentalist
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-02-08 17:40:02 (26 minutes ago) 
The Vermont attorney general's office has dropped its investigation of an environmental activist who was accused of practicing law without a license
Prosecutors to Seek Death in Memphis Officer's Shooting
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-02-08 17:40:02 (26 minutes ago) 
Prosecutors will be seeking the death penalty in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer in August
Banking firm settles with state over failed Missouri plant
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-02-08 17:40:02 (26 minutes ago) 
Morgan Keegan, which will pay $850,000,  admits no wrongdoing under the consent decree
The Dems' generation gap in two New Hampshire pre-vote events
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-02-08 17:40:02 (26 minutes ago) 
`Young the Giant.'
Ferguson lawmaker's bill would start urban education institute
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-02-08 17:40:02 (26 minutes ago) 
Harris-Stowe State University and Lincoln University would spearhead the initiative. 




Report: Bloomberg confirms he's considering White House bid
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-02-08 17:32:04 (34 minutes ago) 

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg upped the buzz-factor on Monday.

       
Forsyth principal returns after controversial Facebook posts
  Source: Top News from AJC.com 2016-02-08 17:32:00 (34 minutes ago) 
Jonesboro psychiatrist Nagareddy waives hearing on pill mill charges
  Source: Top News from AJC.com 2016-02-08 17:32:00 (34 minutes ago) 
Hackers post anti-war message on Alabama government websites
  Source: The Washington Times - national 2016-02-08 17:31:59 (34 minutes ago) 

At least five websites in southern Alabama were hacked over the weekend and defaced with messages condemning U.S. foreign policy.

The websites for the Mobile County Probate Court, the City of Citronelle and the Mobile County Public Works Department were all compromised in recent days, as were the websites for ...

Woman gets jail for group attack on gay Philadelphia couple
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 17:31:45 (35 minutes ago) 

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A police chief’s daughter has been sentenced to five to 10 months in jail for a group attack on a gay couple that prompted Philadelphia to expand its hate crime laws to include sexual orientation. Common Pleas Judge Roxanne Covington questioned how then-hospital worker Kathryn Knott walked away from the victims as […]




Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic to reopen next week
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 17:31:45 (35 minutes ago) 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Planned Parenthood clinic where three people were killed in November will reopen next week even though repairs aren’t finished yet. The Colorado Springs clinic will offer a full range of sexual and reproductive health services when it opens its doors Feb. 15 but only in part of the building […]
Vermont attorney general drops probe of environmentalist
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 17:31:45 (35 minutes ago) 

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont attorney general’s office has dropped its criminal investigation into whether an environmental activist has operated as a lawyer without a law license in her advocacy for critics of large-scale wind and solar power projects before state regulators. The office announced on Monday it had examined the claims against Annette […]
Prosecutors to seek death in Memphis officer’s shooting
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 17:31:45 (35 minutes ago) 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors will be seeking the death penalty in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer earlier this year. The Shelby County district attorney’s office Monday filed notice of its intent to seek death in the sentencing phase of the trial of 30-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn, an ex-convict charged with murder in […]
Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic to reopen next week
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-02-08 17:31:26 (35 minutes ago) 
FBI arrests nearly all the top officials in small Texas town
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-02-08 17:31:26 (35 minutes ago) 




Woman gets jail for group attack on gay Philadelphia couple
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-02-08 17:31:26 (35 minutes ago) 
Vermont attorney general drops probe of environmentalist
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-02-08 17:31:26 (35 minutes ago) 
Prosecutors to seek death in Memphis officer's shooting
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-02-08 17:31:26 (35 minutes ago) 
What We Know: US looking for more help in fight against IS
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-02-08 17:31:26 (35 minutes ago) 
Have Gravitational Waves Finally Been Spotted?
  Source: SPACE.com 2016-02-08 17:31:25 (35 minutes ago) 
Scientists are holding a press conference Thursday (Feb. 11) to discuss the search for gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime whose existence was first predicted by Albert Einstein in 1916 in his theory of general relativity.




Metro Purple Line construction to close Wilshire Boulevard for 22 weekends
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-02-08 17:31:19 (35 minutes ago) 

LOS ANGELES -- A plan to shut down a portion of Wilshire Boulevard near the Miracle Mile for seven weeks in preparation for Purple Line rail extension construction was scrapped in favor of spreading the closures over 22 weekends, Metro announced today.

To prepare for construction of the extension's first station at La Brea Avenue, Metro is planning to install concrete decking between Highland Avenue and Detroit Street that will allow traffic to continue flowing while construction takes place below.

People sharing Jay Adams death on Facebook are a little late
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-02-08 17:31:19 (35 minutes ago) 
Wine and beer tasting events in Southern California
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-02-08 17:31:19 (35 minutes ago) 
Reseda man gets 56 years to life for girlfriend's 2012 killing
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-02-08 17:31:19 (35 minutes ago) 

VAN NUYS -- A man was sentenced today to 56 years to life in prison for killing his live-in girlfriend at their Reseda apartment four years ago.

James W. Howard Jr. was found guilty in December of first-degree murder in the Feb. 2, 2012, killing of Sharilit Matthews.

It was his second trial.

Affidavit: Manziel's ex-girlfriend lost hearing after attack
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 17:31:13 (35 minutes ago) 
DALLAS (AP) - Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend says in an affidavit that he hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation that she lost hearing in one ear.




Cinnamon Roll-Stuffed Donuts Are NYC's New Dessert Craze
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2016-02-08 17:31:03 (35 minutes ago) 
A New York pastry chef has created a donut stuffed with a cinnamon roll for patrons of his New York City restaurant.









Bloomberg: Public deserves "a lot better" in 2016 race
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-02-08 17:30:32 (36 minutes ago) 
The former New York City mayor said he's "looking at all the options"
Oscars 2016: Nominees' luncheon
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-02-08 17:30:32 (36 minutes ago) 
Academy Award-nominees are celebrated three weeks before the Oscar ceremony
Affidavit: Attack left Manziel's ex-girlfriend deaf
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-02-08 17:30:32 (36 minutes ago) 
Colleen Crowley said in the affidavit that she and Manziel had a confrontation in his hotel room at about 1:45 a.m. Jan. 30.
Remaining Oregon occupiers release videos mocking FBI
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-02-08 17:30:32 (36 minutes ago) 
Last four holdouts at an Oregon wildlife refuge are among 16 people charged with conspiracy to interfere with federal workers




An icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disasters
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 17:30:30 (36 minutes ago) 
Cabin smoke forces flight back to Arizona; passengers unhurt
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 17:30:30 (36 minutes ago) 

TUCSON, Ariz. — A commercial flight headed to Los Angeles filled with smoke, turned around and made an emergency landing in Tucson, Arizona, where some passengers had to jump from the airplane to the runway.

The United flight operated by SkyWest Airlines took off from the southern Arizona city Sunday morning.

The cabin filled with smoke about half an hour later, and the plane headed back to the Tucson International Airport.

The scene was chaotic as passengers used all exits to escape during the emergency evacuation.

'Good Wife' creators welcome show's end; possible spinoff?
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 17:30:30 (36 minutes ago) 
More than 30 injured in Connecticut casino bus crash
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2016-02-08 17:30:29 (36 minutes ago) 
MADISON, Conn. (AP) -- A charter bus driving through a snowstorm to a casino flipped onto its side Monday, injuring more than 30 people and closing the northbound side of Interstate 95 in Connecticut....
Prosecutors Say Gunmen Kidnapped Reporter in Southern Mexico
  Source: ABC News: International 2016-02-08 17:30:15 (36 minutes ago) 
Authorities in southern Mexico say a reporter was dragged from her home by armed assailants before dawn and has not been seen since




British Airways Will Now Allow Female Crew Members to Wear Pants
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-02-08 17:22:16 (44 minutes ago) 
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The Shocking Story of Hitler’s Jewish Spy
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-02-08 17:22:16 (44 minutes ago) 
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U.S. Forest Service Says Record Wildfires Put It at Dangerous ‘Tipping Point’
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-02-08 17:22:16 (44 minutes ago) 
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French privacy regulator cracks down on Facebook's use of personal data
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-02-08 17:21:55 (45 minutes ago) 

Site given three months to stop tracking and transferring data to US without consent in first significant action since Safe Harbour pact was struck down

The French data protection authority on Monday gave Facebook three months to stop tracking non-users’ web activity without their consent and ordered the social network to stop some transfers of personal data to the US.

The French order is the first significant action to be taken against a company transferring Europeans’ data to the US following an EU court ruling last year that struck down an agreement that had been relied on by thousands of companies, including Facebook, to avoid cumbersome EU data transfer rules.

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The X-Files review: underwhelming and ultimately unnecessary
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-02-08 17:21:55 (45 minutes ago) 

The truth is out there – if you can keep up with Mulder’s monologues

Downtown Washington DC, and Agent Mulder, looking a little dishevelled, steps out of a dark car. “Uber?” asks Agent Scully, who has been waiting for him. “Hitchhiked,” says Mulder. He’s kidding. They circle each other, looking each other up and down and practically sniffing, like animals in season. “I’m always happy to see you,” says Scully. “And I’m always happy to find a reason,” says Mulder.

What is the reason, apart from to reopen The X-Files (Channel 5), and in so doing reboot one of the most successful science-fiction shows of all time? In short, new evidence.

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Michael Bloomberg 'looking at all the options' for a White House run
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-02-08 17:21:55 (45 minutes ago) 

In a new interview, the former New York City mayor expressed frustration with the current field of candidates from both major parties

Billionaire media titan and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has stated for the first time that he is considering a run for the White House.

In an interview with the Financial Times, the three-term mayor of America’s largest city expressed frustration with the current field of candidates from both major parties.

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One in 10 Kiwis are always or mostly vegetarian, poll shows
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 17:21:40 (45 minutes ago) 
More than one in 10 Kiwis now say they are always or mostly vegetarian, up two percentage points from 2011.
Air New Zealand provides passenger with a mid-flight cricket score update
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 17:21:40 (45 minutes ago) 
At 30,000 feet in the air, the one thing on Graeme James' mind was the cricket score.
Raglan teens in mourning following death of much loved friend
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 17:21:40 (45 minutes ago) 
The schoolboy killed after an incident at a Raglan bridge was Richard Keremeta .
Recap: Black Caps v Australia ODI series debrief
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 17:21:40 (45 minutes ago) 
The Black Caps have retained the Chappell-Hadlee trophy with victory in the third ODI, but the win came in controversial fashion with Australia angered by the dismissal of million-dollar Mitchell Marsh.




Couple said 'I do' under a smouldering Paritutu Rock in New Plymouth
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 17:21:40 (45 minutes ago) 
A charcoaled Paritutu Rock, wafting smoke and a visiting helicopter couldn't spoil the wedding day of Mark Dodunski and his bride Juliette Meehan. 
Jesse Ferris-Bromley admits killing partner, university student Virginia Ford
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 17:21:40 (45 minutes ago) 
A Dunedin man beat his partner so hard in a Palmerston North apartment, she suffered fractured ribs and a brain haemorrhage in the week leading up to the day he killed her, a court has heard.
Dek hockey is coming to Kiwanis Recreational Park in Painesville
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-02-08 17:21:30 (45 minutes ago) 

A new outdoor sport called dek hockey will be coming to Painesville as early as May. The Kiwanis Recreational Park tennis court at 301 Latimore St. will be converted into an enclosed outdoor dek hockey rink.

The founder of Painesville Dek Hockey, Neil Conway, says it is a family-oriented activity that involves minimal equipment.

In Transit: Sanctions Lifted, American Tourists Head to Iran
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2016-02-08 17:21:25 (45 minutes ago) 
Drawing comparisons to interest in Cuba trips, tour operators say that Iran is fast becoming a popular destination for Americans.
Basics: New Ways Into the Brain’s ‘Music Room’
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2016-02-08 17:21:25 (45 minutes ago) 
M.I.T. researchers have devised a radical approach to brain imaging that reveals what past studies missed about neural responses to music.




Scrutiny for Suffolk County’s District Attorney Amid a U.S. Inquiry
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2016-02-08 17:21:25 (45 minutes ago) 
Over the past two months, the office of Thomas J. Spota has come under examination by the Justice Department, which is investigating the conduct of two of his protégés.









North Korean satellite "tumbling in orbit," U.S. officials say
  Source: More from World - CBS News 2016-02-08 17:21:09 (45 minutes ago) 
Attempt to put satellite into stable orbit has apparently failed, according to U.S. officials
Investigators identify site of possible sarin attack in Syria
  Source: More from World - CBS News 2016-02-08 17:21:09 (45 minutes ago) 
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has identified the Damascus suburb of Daraya as the ​site of the possible attack last year
How much does the New Hampshire Primary really matter?
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-02-08 17:21:08 (45 minutes ago) 
It's hard to argue with history
FAA says there are now more registered drone operators than licensed pilots
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-02-08 17:21:08 (45 minutes ago) 
The agency says it passed the milestone last week when it topped 325,000 registered drone owners, surpassing the number of licensed pilots




Remaining Oregon occupiers release videos mocking FBI
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2016-02-08 17:21:08 (45 minutes ago) 
Last four holdouts at an Oregon wildlife refuge are among 16 people charged with conspiracy to interfere with federal workers
NewsWatch: Why Wall Street isn’t panicking about the stock-market tumble
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2016-02-08 17:21:07 (45 minutes ago) 
Sharp moves in the stock market as defined by 1% or higher, have become the norm.
Baird analysts ‘axing expectations’ for MLPs
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2016-02-08 17:21:07 (45 minutes ago) 
Nine companies, including Oneok Partners and Plains All American, get a downgrade from analysts at Baird.
The Wall Street Journal: Google CEO Sundar Pichai gets $199 million equity award
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2016-02-08 17:21:07 (45 minutes ago) 
Alphabet Inc. granted Sundar Pichai, chief executive of the company’s main Google business, an equity award valued at $199 million, making him one of the world’s highest-paid executives.
Career Spotlight: What I Do as an Arborist
  Source: Lifehacker 2016-02-08 17:21:04 (45 minutes ago) 

Like any living thing, trees need care and maintenance, especially when they’re in an urban environment where falling branches cause problems. So who do you send to climb hundreds of feet into the air with a chainsaw? An arborist like Mark Chisholm.

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The Power of Pictures
  Source: Latest News 2016-02-08 17:21:04 (45 minutes ago) 
Democracies confront their misdeeds, not conceal them.

This was originally published by Time.

Eric Garner’s choking death at the hands of New York City police officers might have gone largely unnoticed. His final pleas for air—“I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe.”—might never have served as a rallying cry for racial equality. In most circumstances, his would have been just another death in the troubling statistics of racial disparity.

All this, but for one simple fact: His killing was videotaped. There was incontrovertible and appalling proof of the tragic cause of his death.

This is the power of imagery. It often captures what words can’t. It angers, it frustrates, it provokes. And it is the reason that the American Civil Liberties Union has been fighting in court for more than 10 years for the release of photographs documenting the maltreatment of prisoners in U.S. military custody in the so-called “war on terror.”

On Friday, the government released 198 of these photographs in our decade-long Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. The photos show mainly close-up photos of bruises and abrasions on prisoners who alleged detainee abuse. The government has described these 198 photos as “benign,” but the truth is that they are disturbing and hint at the brutality of what the government is still keeping secret.

The government’s disclosure is welcome news, but it is far from enough. The photos that the government released are almost certainly the most innocuous from a set of more than 2,000 photos showing the severity of mistreatment of detainees.

The other 1,800 photos—which the government does not want the public to see—are likely similar to the Abu Ghraib photos that shocked the nation when they were leaked in 2004. But this batch is different in a critical respect: Unlike the Abu Ghraib photos, these are from more than two dozen different detention facilities in Afghanistan and Iraq, and so they show the true scope of detainee abuse.

Like the video of Eric Garner’s killing, the photos of U.S. abuse of detainees should be released so that Americans know what was done in their names. They should be released to finally put to bed the false narrative—first perpetuated by the George W. Bush administration, but later adopted by President Barack Obama himself—that prisoner abuse was an aberration, rather than the result of policy or a climate calculated to foster abuse. And they should be released because democracies confront their misdeeds, not conceal them.

Our government has argued that images showing the abuse of prisoners must be suppressed because of the potential for violent backlash. Of course, nobody wants to see anyone get hurt as a result of the release of this, or any other, information. But the reality is that the government’s argument is just a pretext.

When it suits them, politicians have condemned the idea that terrorists should be given a veto over what information is released in our country. This is, in fact, a deeply American principle: The Supreme Court has repeatedly warned against the danger to free expression of a so-called “heckler’s veto.” Our leaders embraced that principle after the heartbreaking attack on Charlie Hebdo in 2015, seemingly unanimous in their rejection of self-censorship as a response to the terrorist attacks.

When the cause is accountability for U.S. government misconduct, however, our leaders have often taken a different tack. They have proposed denying the public powerful evidence of widespread illegality—not to avert a specific and credible threat of harm, but based on the generalized fear that exposing our wrongs will aid the enemy.

This impulse has no place in a democracy. We will always have mistakes to account for, and we will often have enemies poised to violently exploit them. If that combination were enough to defeat the transparency necessary for meaningful accountability, though, our system of checks and balances would fail. There is already a widely shared sentiment that politicians are above the law. Nothing could cement that sense better than to hand them the power to decide which evidence of their misconduct the public is allowed to see.

French privacy regulator cracks down on Facebook's use of personal data
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-02-08 17:20:56 (46 minutes ago) 

Site given three months to stop tracking and transferring data to US without consent in first significant action since Safe Harbour pact was struck down

The French data protection authority on Monday gave Facebook three months to stop tracking non-users’ web activity without their consent and ordered the social network to stop some transfers of personal data to the US.

The French order is the first significant action to be taken against a company transferring Europeans’ data to the US following an EU court ruling last year that struck down an agreement that had been relied on by thousands of companies, including Facebook, to avoid cumbersome EU data transfer rules.

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The X-Files review: underwhelming and ultimately unnecessary
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-02-08 17:20:56 (46 minutes ago) 

The truth is out there – if you can keep up with Mulder’s monologues

Downtown Washington DC, and Agent Mulder, looking a little dishevelled, steps out of a dark car. “Uber?” asks Agent Scully, who has been waiting for him. “Hitchhiked,” says Mulder. He’s kidding. They circle each other, looking each other up and down and practically sniffing, like animals in season. “I’m always happy to see you,” says Scully. “And I’m always happy to find a reason,” says Mulder.

What is the reason, apart from to reopen The X-Files (Channel 5), and in so doing reboot one of the most successful science-fiction shows of all time? In short, new evidence.

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Michael Bloomberg 'looking at all the options' for a White House run
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-02-08 17:20:56 (46 minutes ago) 

In a new interview, the former New York City mayor expressed frustration with the current field of candidates from both major parties

Billionaire media titan and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has stated for the first time that he is considering a run for the White House.

In an interview with the Financial Times, the three-term mayor of America’s largest city expressed frustration with the current field of candidates from both major parties.

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500 Days of Kristin, Day 380: Which Presidential Candidate Does Kristin Support? 
  Source: Gawker 2016-02-08 17:20:54 (46 minutes ago) 

It appears she’s still weighing her options.

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Term limit increase set for vote Tuesday
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-02-08 17:20:53 (46 minutes ago) 

Local voters could revisit a decision they made 25 years ago to limit city officials’ time in office under a proposal set for a vote Tuesday by the Jacksonville City Council.

Under the plan, a referendum would be held to increase term limits for the council, mayor, sheriff and the county’s other constitutional officers from two four-year terms to three. The election would be held either in August or November.

If approved, the new limits would apply to elected officials currently holding office.

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One of Us: Former nurse revives dream, supports a cause with her new album 'Songs of Hope'
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-02-08 17:20:53 (46 minutes ago) 

Jen Serotta’s first dream was to be professional singer.

After college, she moved to Los Angeles hoping to launch a career as vocalist. She got a few jobs but not enough to pay the bills. When her second child was born with profound developmental disabilities, she decided to change course.

She came to Jacksonville where she enrolled in a nursing program at Jacksonville University. Eventually she earned a master’s degree in nursing and a doctorate in nursing practice from the University of North Florida.

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Utility workers and vehicles could be added to Georgia Move-Over law
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-02-08 17:20:53 (46 minutes ago) 

ATLANTA | Georgia drivers may have to switch lanes for more than police and ambulances under a proposed change to the so-called move-over law.

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Former South Bend, Indiana, Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Violating Civil Rights of Arrestee
  Source: Current 2016-02-08 17:20:40 (46 minutes ago) 
— Indianapolis
Former Hell’s Angels Associate Sentenced for Destroying Evidence
  Source: Current 2016-02-08 17:20:40 (46 minutes ago) 
— Buffalo




Poll: Trump leads ahead of New Hampshire's vote
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-02-08 17:20:37 (46 minutes ago) 










Bloomberg: I'm considering 2016 bid
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2016-02-08 17:20:36 (46 minutes ago) 
Michael Bloomberg says he is considering running for president of the United States, a move that would dramatically shake up an already chaotic 2016 race.









Trump calls out Bush over eminent domain
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2016-02-08 17:20:36 (46 minutes ago) 
After being attacked by Jeb Bush for his use of eminent domain in past real estate dealings, Donald Trump on Monday called the Bush family hypocrites, citing former President George W. Bush's wielding of the law to help acquire land for a new baseball stadium in Texas.









Clintons stand by knocks on Sanders
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2016-02-08 17:20:36 (46 minutes ago) 
Hillary and Bill Clinton didn't back off their critiques of Bernie Sanders during a rally in Manchester on Monday, despite receiving some negative press for them the day earlier.









'Serial' takes the stand: How a podcast became a character in its own narrative
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2016-02-08 17:20:33 (46 minutes ago) 

The post-conviction relief hearing for convicted Baltimore killer and "Serial" star Adnan Syed was supposed to last two days and was then rescheduled for three, which then became four, or more - it forged on on Monday - as the bailiff continued to prowl the aisle for illicit cellphones and reporters...














Fort Lauderdale apartment fire displaces family
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-02-08 17:20:31 (46 minutes ago) 

A family was displaced after a fire broke out in a Fort Lauderdale apartment, fire officials said.

The fire started just after 4:15 p.m. Monday at the Northwest Gardens apartment complex in the 1400 block of Northwest Fifth Street in Fort Lauderdale.

An adult and five children who lived in the...

Casey Anthony photo business surfaces in South Florida
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-02-08 17:20:31 (46 minutes ago) 

A photography business has been set up in South Florida under Casey Anthony's name, and an address listed for the business belongs to a private investigator with ties to the mother acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter.

Documents filed with the Florida Division of Corporations show that...

More than a river separates Bernie Sanders’ state from primary’s
  Source: Boston.com / News 2016-02-08 17:20:31 (46 minutes ago) 
Hillary Clinton’s campaign maintains that Sen. Bernie Sanders could win New Hampshire’s primary Tuesday because he comes from neighboring Vermont. As Bill Clinton told NBC News: “Nobody from a state bordering New Hampshire has ever lost a Democratic primary to a nonincumbent president.”








Study finds connection between female leaders and company profits
  Source: Boston.com / News 2016-02-08 17:20:31 (46 minutes ago) 









More than a river separates Bernie Sanders’ state from primary’s
  Source: Boston.com -- Vermont news 2016-02-08 17:20:30 (46 minutes ago) 
Hillary Clinton’s campaign maintains that Sen. Bernie Sanders could win New Hampshire’s primary Tuesday because he comes from neighboring Vermont. As Bill Clinton told NBC News: “Nobody from a state bordering New Hampshire has ever lost a Democratic primary to a nonincumbent president.”












More than a river separates Bernie Sanders’ state from primary’s
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2016-02-08 17:20:29 (46 minutes ago) 
Hillary Clinton’s campaign maintains that Sen. Bernie Sanders could win New Hampshire’s primary Tuesday because he comes from neighboring Vermont. As Bill Clinton told NBC News: “Nobody from a state bordering New Hampshire has ever lost a Democratic primary to a nonincumbent president.”








Sikh barred from flight 'over turban'
  Source: BBC News - World 2016-02-08 17:20:26 (46 minutes ago) 
Sikh actor Waris Ahluwalia claims he was barred from boarding an Aeromexico flight because of his turban.
Attorney General to visit 6 cities to highlight police work
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-02-08 17:20:22 (46 minutes ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities in the coming months to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement....
Attorney General to visit 6 cities to highlight police work
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-02-08 17:20:22 (46 minutes ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities in the coming months to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement....
Attorney General to visit 6 cities to highlight police work
  Source: AP Top Political News 2016-02-08 17:20:21 (46 minutes ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities in the coming months to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement....




New Hampshire State Police: Lab swamped by heroin, opioids
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-02-08 17:12:05 (54 minutes ago) 

Masses of heroin, opioid seizures nearly enough to cover entire N.H. population.

       
Heroin 'apocalypse' shadows New Hampshire primary
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-02-08 17:12:05 (54 minutes ago) 

N.H. authorities still counting casualties in 2015 overdose deaths.

       
Jeb! leads GOP field in N.H. — with voter contacts
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-02-08 17:12:05 (54 minutes ago) 

Meanwhile, he gained 9 points in new poll in a month.

       
FAA: Drone registration eclipses that of regular planes
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-02-08 17:12:05 (54 minutes ago) 

More than 325,000 people registered their drones as of Friday.

       
White House pushes back against Super Bowl ad for opioid side-effect drug
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-02-08 17:12:05 (54 minutes ago) 

An ad raising awareness of opioid side effects could fuel addiction, McDonough says.

       




Oracle Releases Security Updates for Java
  Source: US-CERT National Cyber Alert System 2016-02-08 17:12:05 (54 minutes ago) 
Original release date: February 08, 2016

Oracle has released security updates to address a vulnerability in Java SE versions 6, 7, and 8 for Windows. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Oracle security alert and apply the necessary update.

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.


Gap reports 7 pct drop for a key sales figure for 4Q
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 17:11:42 (55 minutes ago) 

NEW YORK (AP) — Gap Inc. is reporting slumping sales at all three brands for the crucial fourth quarter, which covers the holiday season. The company, which operates Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic stores, said Monday that a key revenue measure fell 7 percent in the November-January period. It fell 3 percent for the […]
How the Dow Jones industrial average fared on Monday
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 17:11:42 (55 minutes ago) 

U.S. stocks closed sharply lower on Monday following a steep sell-off in materials, financials and technology stocks. The market pared its losses by the end of the day but still ended down for the second day in a row. The Nasdaq composite index closed almost 20 percent below its record high last year. On Monday: […]
Anova takes small slice of failing AOptix
  Source: The Register 2016-02-08 17:11:39 (55 minutes ago) 
Free-space optics vendor crashes, burns

Free-space optics vendor AOptix is reportedly on skid row, with Anova Technologies catching part of the company on the way down.…

Activists to demonstrate against sexual violence at Baylor
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-02-08 17:11:22 (55 minutes ago) 




Feminism’s Generation Gap
  Source: Slate Articles 2016-02-08 17:11:21 (55 minutes ago) 

Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright have some message testing to do before stepping out again for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The two Clinton supporters have drawn criticism from progressives across the political spectrum for comments they made this weekend that illustrated one of contemporary feminism’s deepest divides: the generation gap.

Flint Wasn’t Allowed Democracy
  Source: Slate Articles 2016-02-08 17:11:21 (55 minutes ago) 

In the last few weeks, the water poisoning scandal in Flint, Michigan, has revealed a lot about our cities, from the entrenched inequities in America’s basic infrastructure to the amount of damage incompetent or negligent officials can wreak upon their citizenry. It also revealed a deep flaw in how the U.S. Supreme Court treats cities: When it comes to local government, Americans have no constitutional rights. While the U.S. Supreme Court has declared that when citizens vote, their votes must be treated equally, it has never held that citizens have a right to local elections in the first place. What this means is that a state can eliminate its local governments altogether, override local decision-makers at will, or replace locally elected officials with appointed ones, and the U.S. Constitution has nothing to say about it. That last scenario is precisely what happened in Flint. And yes, it’s perfectly constitutional.

Sen. Blumenthal Demands Lifting of IT 'Gag' Order
  Source: Slashdot 2016-02-08 17:11:20 (55 minutes ago) 
dcblogs writes: U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the layoff and replacement of IT workers by foreign workers at a state energy utility. But he is also demanding that the utility, Eversource Energy, drop a particularly restrictive non-disparagement clause that laid off employees had to sign to receive their severance. This clause bars discussion "that would tend to disparage or discredit" the utility. [emphasis added] He wants the employees, who had to train foreign replacements, to be able to state "honestly what happened to them."

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Super Bowl gets 111.9 million viewers, down from last year
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-02-08 17:11:15 (55 minutes ago) 
Super Bowl 50 gets 111.9 million viewers, down from 2015
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-02-08 17:11:14 (55 minutes ago) 




Amid Colombia's Zika outbreak, Penn OB-GYN sees no panic
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 17:11:07 (55 minutes ago) 
Over the past three weeks in Colombia, which has the second-highest number of Zika infections in the world, Philadelphia OB/GYN Jack Ludmir has noticed something interesting: No fear.
Former Phillies outfielder Delmon Young charged with attacking attendant
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 17:11:04 (55 minutes ago) 
MIAMI (AP) - Major League Baseball player Delmon Young was arrested after authorities say he choked and threatened a parking attendant at a Miami hotel.
MLB's Young Charged With Attacking Hotel Worker
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2016-02-08 17:10:57 (56 minutes ago) 
Major League Baseball player Delmon Young was arrested after authorities say he choked and threatened a parking attendant at a Miami hotel.









Mitchell Park Domes work could cost up to $75 million
  Source: JS Online 2016-02-08 17:10:50 (56 minutes ago) 
An engineering study of the Mitchell Park Domes has concluded the cost of refurbishing the troubled south side landmark could range between $65 million to $75 million, County Executive Chris Abele said Monday.
Federal government revokes $19m funding for Sydney's Malek Fahd Islamic school
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2016-02-08 17:10:39 (56 minutes ago) 

Education minister Simon Birmingham says the school failed to respond adequately to concerns about financial management and governance

The federal government has pulled funding to Australia’s largest Islamic school after the education department revoked its approval.

The Malek Fahd school in Greenacre in southwest Sydney has had $19m in federal funding revoked.

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Center Opens in Cape Girardeau to Help Missouri Flood Survivors
  Source: FEMA: News Releases 2016-02-08 17:10:37 (56 minutes ago) 

JEFERSON CITY, Mo. – A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is opening Tuesday, February 9, in Cape Girardeau. The center offers in-person support to individuals and businesses in any of the 33 Missouri counties included in the Jan. 21, 2016, Missouri federal disaster declaration.

Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and other agencies will be at the center to discuss aid and assist anyone who needs help with an application. The new center is at this location:

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Forget the Broncos. Beyonce, Budweiser and Marshawn Lynch really won the Super Bowl - CNET
  Source: CNET News 2016-02-08 17:10:24 (56 minutes ago) 
Sure, there was a football game, but tweets and other posts showed most people focused on everything but the plays.









3 bullets ruined his life, ended it 7 years later
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-02-08 17:10:24 (56 minutes ago) 

Three bullets ruined David Wallace's life more than seven years ago, and now they've ended it.

        
Police: Man lured with sex then robbed
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-02-08 17:10:24 (56 minutes ago) 

A man was lured to a Silverton street with a promise of sex for $80 then robbed by a woman, her fiancé and a juvenile, police said.

        
North Korean satellite "tumbling in orbit," U.S. officials say
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-02-08 17:10:19 (56 minutes ago) 
Attempt to put satellite into stable orbit has apparently failed, according to U.S. officials




Miller awaits offseason filled with fun, financial reward
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 17:10:17 (56 minutes ago) 
Emotional NYC officer testifies on fatal stairwell shooting
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 17:10:17 (56 minutes ago) 

NEW YORK — When rookie police Officer Peter Liang fired his gun in a pitch-dark public housing stairwell, he at first thought he had hurt nothing but his career. Then he went looking for the bullet and heard someone crying.

He followed the sound down three flights and saw a man lying wounded and a distraught woman bending over him, Liang said Monday at his manslaughter trial in the 2014 death of Akai Gurley, who was unarmed.

The Latest: Clinton urging voters in NH to brave snow
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 17:10:17 (56 minutes ago) 
Affidavit: Manziel's ex-girlfriend lost hearing after attack
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 17:10:17 (56 minutes ago) 
Thomas named Eastern Conference player of the week
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 17:10:17 (56 minutes ago) 

Isaiah Thomas received an honor today that should surprise no one. The Celtics guard was named today as the NBA's Eastern Conference player of the week. San Antonio's LaMarcus Aldridge picked up Western Conference honors.

Thomas, the lead scorer on a Celtics team that is currently third in the East, has been on a particular tear over the last week, capped by his 22-point, nine-assist performance during Sunday's win over Sacramento.





Chesapeake says it has no plans to file for bankruptcy
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 17:10:17 (56 minutes ago) 
Mass. millennials make more than young workers in other states, but that still isn’t great
  Source: Boston.com -- Vermont news 2016-02-08 17:10:17 (56 minutes ago) 









New Madrid smelter to shut down next month after Noranda files for bankruptcy
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-02-08 17:10:02 (56 minutes ago) 
Company says an immediate electric rate cut won't stave off closure
Corporate-Managed Trade Deals Screw the US
  Source: Truthout Stories 2016-02-08 17:01:57 (1 hours ago) 

(Photo: US dollars; Edited: LW / TO)

The New Hampshire primary is now just one day away, and differences between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton couldn't be clearer, especially when it comes to so-called free trade.

While Secretary Clinton's views on corporate-managed trade have changed a lot over the years, Senator Sanders' haven't.

He opposes and has opposed every single one of the so-called free trade deals we've entered into since the 1980s.

See more news and opinion from Thom Hartmann at Truthout here.

He also now says that he would reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, if elected president.

This is a big deal, and yet another sign that a Sanders presidency would do wonders for working Americans.

Even so, the corporate media will probably still paint it as a dangerously radical move; an example of how Sanders is just too far out of the mainstream to be a viable candidate.

But here's the thing: The idea that we can undo or reject bad so-called free trade agreements isn't that radical.

It's actually pretty mainstream, or at least used to be.

In fact, back in 2008 even Clinton said she would consider opting out of NAFTA if, as president, she couldn't renegotiate better terms for US workers and the environment.

Clinton was right then, and if she came out and said that today she'd still be right.

The fact is that so-called free trade has been a complete and utter disaster, both for US workers and the US economy.

NAFTA alone has led to the loss of at least 1 million jobs, a 12.2 percent decline in wages for working Americans, and an almost $200-billion-and-growing trade deficit with Mexico and Canada.

The onset of Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China, meanwhile, has led to another massive trade deficit and, according to the Economic Policy Institute, killed off 3.2 million jobs.

Newer so-called free trade deals have been just as disastrous. According to another study by the Economic Policy Institute, the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement that President Obama signed us onto back in 2012 has led to a loss of at least 75,000 jobs and created a trade deficit that's hovered in the tens of billions of dollars.

None of this is an accident. "Free trade" has always been a scam.

It's not the "inevitable transition to a more globalized world" that its supporters say it is; it's a blatant attempt by giant corporations to change the rules of the game so that they always come out on top.

If the media were really honest, it'd start calling it "corporate-managed trade."

And that's a really important point, because for over 200 years in this country we had a trade policy that actually reflected the domestic economic interests of the US and not just a handful of multinational corporations.

First laid out in Alexander Hamilton's famous 1791 Report on Manufactures, the idea behind this trade policy was simple: the ultimate source of wealth for all nations is for them to protect domestic industries through strong tariffs - and that those tariffs make goods produced by factories here at home cheaper than those made abroad.

That's what we did from the founding of the republic until the Reagan, Clinton and Bush years, and it's what we need to do now if we want to rebuild the middle class.

Through so-called free trade that's really corporate-managed trade, we're letting big business decide what's important for our economy, and it's destroying the lives of millions of hardworking Americans.

It's time to put this failed experiment with free trade to rest once and for all.

The next president needs to end the current free trade arrangement with China, pull out of NAFTA and the World Trade Organization, and just say no to the TPP.

Then we need to once again do the same thing that Alexander Hamilton and George Washington did way back in 1791: come up with a trade policy that works for US interests instead of for multinational corporations.

Facebook cares about you, yes you, so much it won't give up on India
  Source: The Register 2016-02-08 17:01:46 (1 hours ago) 




CSIRO says it's not firing scientists, it's re-balancing
  Source: The Register 2016-02-08 17:01:46 (1 hours ago) 
Anova takes small slice of failing AOptix
  Source: The Register 2016-02-08 17:01:46 (1 hours ago) 
Scots to revise funding plan after talks with UK government fail
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-02-08 17:01:44 (1 hours ago) 

Ministers prepare for more discussions to agree new funding formula that will include devolved tax and welfare powers

Scottish ministers are to make a revised offer to the UK government after a further round of ministerial talks on a new funding deal for Holyrood broke up without agreement.

Greg Hands, the chief secretary to the Treasury, had flown to Edinburgh for talks with John Swinney, the Scottish finance secretary, late on Monday in a renewed effort to agree a new funding formula for Scotland’s devolved government.

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Wayne Rooney defends Memphis Depay over late error at Chelsea
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-02-08 17:01:44 (1 hours ago) 

• Manchester United captain says forward not to blame for late equaliser
• ‘I thought it was a good performance ... but it feels like a defeat’

Wayne Rooney has said Memphis Depay should not be blamed for Chelsea’s late equaliser against Manchester United on Sunday despite the forward’s misplaced pass leading to Diego Costa’s goal.

Louis van Gaal’s side were leading 1-0 at Stamford Bridge after Jesse Lingard’s strike on 61 minutes as the game moved into added time. Depay, an 87th-minute substitute, tried to find Morgan Schneiderlin only to give the ball away, and after Chelsea attacked Costa finished beyond David De Gea.

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Photos: Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 17:01:32 (1 hours ago) 
Rio de Janeiro's over-the-top Carnival is the highlight of the year for many local residents.




Teen playing with slug gun shoots himself in the foot
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 17:01:32 (1 hours ago) 
A teenager who accidentally shot himself in the foot in the Coromandel Peninsula has been taken to hospital.
How to avoid Valentines Day cooking disasters
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 17:01:32 (1 hours ago) 
Recreating the romance of a restaurant at home might mean a few candles, a nice bottle of wine, a carefully crafted menu.
Matthew Wade dumped from Australia's squad for India World Cup bid
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 17:01:32 (1 hours ago) 
Matthew Wade has paid the price for his poor form with the gloves and been dumped as Australia's wicket-keeper for the World T20 in India, raising question marks over his international future.
On the news of Prince finally touring NZ
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 17:01:32 (1 hours ago) 
 
St. Paul woman attacked by police dog was at fault, city says
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2016-02-08 17:01:32 (1 hours ago) 
The city said Karen Shafer's injuries were caused by her own "negligence, improper and/or illegal conduct."




Sanders to join Minneapolis forum on black issues; Clinton not attending
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2016-02-08 17:01:32 (1 hours ago) 
The non-profit Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change will hold what it's calling a "Presidential Forum on Black America" on Friday.
Minneapolis on deck as Houston takes ball for next Super Bowl
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2016-02-08 17:01:32 (1 hours ago) 
At this time next year, the game will be turned over to the Minnesota Host Committee, which was taking notes Monday.
Winter storm threatens Cape Cod with up to 18 inches of snow
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-02-08 17:01:27 (1 hours ago) 
Next up: New Hampshire set to vote in nation's first primary
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-02-08 17:01:27 (1 hours ago) 
Winter storm threatens Cape Cod with up to 18 inches of snow
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-02-08 17:01:27 (1 hours ago) 




Next up: New Hampshire set to vote in nation's first primary
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-02-08 17:01:27 (1 hours ago) 
Raise campaign limits for Cleveland mayor, council: editorial
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-02-08 17:01:26 (1 hours ago) 
When it comes to money in politics, there's no perfect answer. But in the end, common sense should prevail. Increasing the city of Cleveland's campaign donation limits is a sensible move. Council should support it, writes the editorial board.
What's your favorite ninth episode from 'Game of Thrones'? (poll)
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-02-08 17:01:26 (1 hours ago) 
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Fans of the 'Game of Thrones' television series know that the ninth episode of each season always contains some shocking event - usually the death of a major character - building momentum for the season finale. The...
Listen to Hinckley man charged in double homicide offer details of the shooting
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-02-08 17:01:26 (1 hours ago) 
The Hinckley man charged in the deaths of his brother and sister offered harrowing details of the shooting during a candid phone conversation with a police dispatcher.
Self-proclaimed Heartless Felons gang member robs Cleveland man
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-02-08 17:01:26 (1 hours ago) 
The robber pistol-whipped the man and stomped on his face, reports show.




Strongsville will renovate Albion Road fire station, hires architect
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-02-08 17:01:26 (1 hours ago) 
Strongsville will renovate its Albion Road fire station, one of four fire stations in the city. Construction costs haven't been determined. Last week, City Council hired Zarzycki-Malik Architects Inc. in Middleburg Heights to design the fire station renovation, provide a cost estimate and oversee construction.
Cleveland man charged with escape: Fugitive of the Week
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-02-08 17:01:26 (1 hours ago) 
Dante Winnick, 39, is wanted for breaking the terms of his supervised release. He is charged with escape.
John Kasich plans Election Night rally in New Hampshire: What to watch for Tuesday
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-02-08 17:01:26 (1 hours ago) 
New Hampshire voters head to the polls Tuesday to determine the fate of Ohio Gov. John Kasich's presidential campaign.
Tunisian Town Simmers With Unrest Over Lack of Jobs and Investment
  Source: NYT > International 2016-02-08 17:01:22 (1 hours ago) 
In a country where nearly a third of young people are unemployed, the jobless in Kasserine have occupied part of the governor’s office and declared a hunger strike.
Amid Colombia's Zika outbreak, Penn OB-GYN sees no panic
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 17:01:20 (1 hours ago) 
Over the past three weeks in Colombia, which has the second-highest number of Zika infections in the world, Philadelphia OB/GYN Jack Ludmir has noticed something interesting: No fear.




Pot fans, foes fume as Washington DC tests limits of high life
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 17:01:20 (1 hours ago) 
How Does Zika Spread? 6 Things You Need to Know
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2016-02-08 17:01:13 (1 hours ago) 
Brazilian authorities have advised pregnant partygoers at Carnival, the riotous celebration that has come to symbolize Brazil, not to kiss strangers,









Twittersphere Roasts Tim Cook Over Blurry Super Bowl Pic
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2016-02-08 17:01:13 (1 hours ago) 
If you're going to share a picture taken by your flagship product with two million followers, you better make sure it's a good one.









What did Chipotle workers do today? Here’s what we know
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2016-02-08 17:01:03 (1 hours ago) 
Chipotle restaurants were closed until 3 pm Monday for a “national team meeting.”
Jezebel Watch UCLA Gymnast Pull Off the ‘Formation’ of Floor Routines, Dabs and All | Gizmodo Terror
  Source: Lifehacker 2016-02-08 17:01:00 (1 hours ago) 

Jezebel Watch UCLA Gymnast Pull Off the ‘Formation’ of Floor Routines, Dabs and All | Gizmodo Terrorist on Flight From Somalia Allegedly Hid Bomb in Laptop | Gawker BREAKING: Old White People Find Beyoncé’s Black Pride Distasteful | Buyer’s Guide Ford Focus RS: The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide |

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Keep Sawdust from Clogging a Shop-Vac's Filter With a DIY Pre-Separator
  Source: Lifehacker 2016-02-08 17:01:00 (1 hours ago) 

The more you use your Shop-Vac, the more suction you lose as its filter gets clogged up. This DIY pre-separator will help prevent your Shop-Vac’s filter from clogging, and keep its suction power from deteriorating.

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Scots to revise funding plan after talks with UK government fail
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-02-08 17:00:52 (1 hours ago) 

Ministers prepare for more discussions to agree new funding formula that will include devolved tax and welfare powers

Scottish ministers are to make a revised offer to the UK government after a further round of ministerial talks on a new funding deal for Holyrood broke up without agreement.

Greg Hands, the chief secretary to the Treasury, had flown to Edinburgh for talks with John Swinney, the Scottish finance secretary, late on Monday in a renewed effort to agree a new funding formula for Scotland’s devolved government.

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Wayne Rooney defends Memphis Depay over late error at Chelsea
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-02-08 17:00:52 (1 hours ago) 

• Manchester United captain says forward not to blame for late equaliser
• ‘I thought it was a good performance ... but it feels like a defeat’

Wayne Rooney has said Memphis Depay should not be blamed for Chelsea’s late equaliser against Manchester United on Sunday despite the forward’s misplaced pass leading to Diego Costa’s goal.

Louis van Gaal’s side were leading 1-0 at Stamford Bridge after Jesse Lingard’s strike on 61 minutes as the game moved into added time. Depay, an 87th-minute substitute, tried to find Morgan Schneiderlin only to give the ball away, and after Chelsea attacked Costa finished beyond David De Gea.

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Political posts can test the strength of Facebook friendships
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-02-08 17:00:48 (1 hours ago) 

Facebook is all about connecting with friends, but in an election year politics can put those friendships to the test.

The conflicts are not just fueled by the usual suspects either.

Clashing party lines and ideologies often bring escalating levels of frustration in the back-and-forth of political conversation.

Even very best, like-minded friends may contribute to another potential source of exasperation: the seemingly relentless proliferation of political posts showing up in your news feed.

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Clintons stand by knocks on Sanders
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-02-08 17:00:35 (1 hours ago) 














Bloomberg: I'm considering 2016 bid
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-02-08 17:00:35 (1 hours ago) 










Donald Trump calls out Jeb Bush over eminent domain
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-02-08 17:00:35 (1 hours ago) 










14 Valentine's events for lovers and friends
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-02-08 17:00:29 (1 hours ago) 

Ah, Valentine's Day. A time dedicated to reminding everyone how in love you are or are not. Don't let the haters get you down. Feb. 14 doesn't have to be all mushy-gushy or depressing at all.

We've found some activities that go beyond a candle-lit dinner for two. Whether you've been together for...

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea town manager leaving in April
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-02-08 17:00:29 (1 hours ago) 

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Town Manager Connie Hoffmann will be leaving her position in April, telling commissioners she is proud to have served "during a period of such positive change" for the town.

It was a much different situation when she arrived in April 2010. The commission had fired former Town...

'South Beach Tow' star hired as first female head football coach in Florida
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-02-08 17:00:29 (1 hours ago) 
Lakatriona Jackson is also hiring Luther Campbell as an assistant coach




Sanders criticizes campaign finance system, praises millions of small donations
  Source: Boston.com / News 2016-02-08 17:00:28 (1 hours ago) 









Mass. millennials make more than young workers in other states, but that still isn’t great
  Source: Boston.com -- Vermont news 2016-02-08 17:00:28 (1 hours ago) 









Sanders criticizes campaign finance system, praises millions of small donations
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2016-02-08 17:00:27 (1 hours ago) 









How Your Diet Affects Willpower
  Source: Big Think 2016-02-08 17:00:25 (1 hours ago) 

We often think of willpower as mentally forging ahead. But to achieve such a mental state, our brain needs proper nourishment.



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Celtic face Morton after cup re-draw
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-02-08 17:00:23 (1 hours ago) 
Celtic will host Greenock Morton in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals after a ball malfunction in the original draw.




VIDEO: Leicester 5,000-1? So are these...
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-02-08 17:00:23 (1 hours ago) 
A Leicester fan who backed his team at 5,000-1 is on course to pocket £25,000. BBC Sport looks at other things with the same odds...
Harford's hysteria
  Source: baltimoresun.com - news 2016-02-08 17:00:23 (1 hours ago) 

In case you missed this, or simply thought it was too insane to possibly be true, let us reiterate a bit of news that broke late last week. The Harford County school system has decided to indefinitely ban student field trips into Baltimore City because of the unrest that followed Freddie Gray's...










UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes
  Source: AP Top Political News 2016-02-08 17:00:19 (1 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.N. panel says it is proposing greenhouse gas emissions standards for planes that fly internationally beginning in 2020 for new aircraft designs and three years later for designs already in production....
Watch: Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Buffeted By Hurricane-Force Winds
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-02-08 17:00:01 (1 hours ago) 
The Anthem of the Seas is headed back to New Jersey after encountering high winds and 40-foot waves.
Prosecutor Visits NY City He Called 'Cauldron of Corruption'
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-02-08 17:00:01 (1 hours ago) 
A federal prosecutor behind the convictions of several of New York's most powerful lawmakers has paid a visit to a capital city he once described as a "cauldron of corruption."




Man on Trial for Chain-Reaction Crash That Left Officer Dead
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-02-08 17:00:01 (1 hours ago) 
A prosecutor is urging a jury to convict a New York man in the death of a police officer despite the fact that another driver was actually the one who struck and killed the highway patrolman
House panel votes down LGBT protections in civil rights bill
  Source: Top News from AJC.com 2016-02-08 16:51:52 (1 hours ago) 
A House subcommittee on Monday voted against extending civil rights protections to LGBT Georgians.
Winter storm could dump up to 18 inches of snow on Cape Cod
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-02-08 16:51:44 (1 hours ago) 

BOSTON (AP) — A wind-driven winter storm brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and threatened to drop up to 18 inches of snow on southeastern Massachusetts on Monday. Motorists in New England were warned to be vigilant after a charter bus heading to a casino skidded off a Connecticut highway, injuring at least 30 people. […]
Capitol Hill Buzz: GOP lawmaker lashes out at Beyonce video
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-02-08 16:51:44 (1 hours ago) 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyonce’s new video “Formation” is “pro-Black Panther” and “anti-cop,” says a Republican congressman, who argued Monday that it perpetuates a lie about the August 2014 shooting in Missouri of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. “Beyonce may be a gifted entertainer but no one should really care what she […]
Small town New Hampshire prepares for midnight voting
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-02-08 16:51:44 (1 hours ago) 

DIXVILLE, N.H. (AP) — The first votes of the first-in-the-nation primary will be counted in three tiny communities where primary day lasts all of five minutes. Under New Hampshire state law, communities with fewer than 100 voters can get permission to open their polls at midnight and close them as soon as all registered voters […]




City of Rocky Top settles suit with song copyright holders
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-02-08 16:51:44 (1 hours ago) 

ROCKY TOP, Tenn. (AP) — The city of Rocky Top has settled a lawsuit with the copyright holders of the bluegrass song their town is named after. House of Bryant Publications sued what was then the town of Lake City in 2013 in an effort to prevent the name change. A federal court allowed the […]
UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-02-08 16:51:44 (1 hours ago) 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. panel says it is proposing greenhouse gas emissions standards for planes that fly internationally beginning in 2020 for new aircraft designs and three years later for designs already in production. The International Civil Aviation Organization said the agreement reached by 170 international experts sets a cutoff date of 2028 for […]
Prosecutor visits NY city he called ‘cauldron of corruption’
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-02-08 16:51:44 (1 hours ago) 

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal prosecutor behind the convictions of several of New York’s most powerful lawmakers has paid a visit to a capital city he once described as a “cauldron of corruption.” U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (buh-RAH’-ruh) traveled to Albany on Monday to address a meeting of the state Conference of Mayors and […]
Man on trial for chain-reaction crash that left officer dead
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-02-08 16:51:44 (1 hours ago) 

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A prosecutor urged a jury Monday to convict a suburban New York man of vehicular manslaughter, drunken driving and other charges in the death of a police officer, despite the fact that another driver was actually the one who struck and killed the highway patrolman. Nassau County Police Officer James Oliveri’s […]
City of Rocky Top settles suit with song copyright holders
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-02-08 16:51:44 (1 hours ago) 

ROCKY TOP, Tenn. (AP) — The city of Rocky Top has settled a lawsuit with the copyright holders of the bluegrass song the town is named after. Rocky Top changed its name from Lake City in 2014 after developers promised the new name would entice them to build a massive tourist complex in the former […]




Winter storm could dump up to 18 inches of snow on Cape Cod
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 16:51:42 (1 hours ago) 

BOSTON (AP) — A wind-driven winter storm brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and threatened to drop up to 18 inches of snow on southeastern Massachusetts on Monday. Motorists in New England were warned to be vigilant after a charter bus heading to a casino skidded off a Connecticut highway, injuring at least 30 people. […]
Capitol Hill Buzz: GOP lawmaker lashes out at Beyonce video
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 16:51:42 (1 hours ago) 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyonce’s new video “Formation” is “pro-Black Panther” and “anti-cop,” says a Republican congressman, who argued Monday that it perpetuates a lie about the August 2014 shooting in Missouri of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. “Beyonce may be a gifted entertainer but no one should really care what she […]
Small town New Hampshire prepares for midnight voting
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 16:51:42 (1 hours ago) 

DIXVILLE, N.H. (AP) — The first votes of the first-in-the-nation primary will be counted in three tiny communities where primary day lasts all of five minutes. Under New Hampshire state law, communities with fewer than 100 voters can get permission to open their polls at midnight and close them as soon as all registered voters […]
City of Rocky Top settles suit with song copyright holders
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 16:51:42 (1 hours ago) 

ROCKY TOP, Tenn. (AP) — The city of Rocky Top has settled a lawsuit with the copyright holders of the bluegrass song their town is named after. House of Bryant Publications sued what was then the town of Lake City in 2013 in an effort to prevent the name change. A federal court allowed the […]
UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 16:51:42 (1 hours ago) 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. panel says it is proposing greenhouse gas emissions standards for planes that fly internationally beginning in 2020 for new aircraft designs and three years later for designs already in production. The International Civil Aviation Organization said the agreement reached by 170 international experts sets a cutoff date of 2028 for […]




Prosecutor visits NY city he called ‘cauldron of corruption’
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 16:51:42 (1 hours ago) 

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal prosecutor behind the convictions of several of New York’s most powerful lawmakers has paid a visit to a capital city he once described as a “cauldron of corruption.” U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (buh-RAH’-ruh) traveled to Albany on Monday to address a meeting of the state Conference of Mayors and […]
Man on trial for chain-reaction crash that left officer dead
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 16:51:42 (1 hours ago) 

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A prosecutor urged a jury Monday to convict a suburban New York man of vehicular manslaughter, drunken driving and other charges in the death of a police officer, despite the fact that another driver was actually the one who struck and killed the highway patrolman. Nassau County Police Officer James Oliveri’s […]
City of Rocky Top settles suit with song copyright holders
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 16:51:42 (1 hours ago) 

ROCKY TOP, Tenn. (AP) — The city of Rocky Top has settled a lawsuit with the copyright holders of the bluegrass song the town is named after. Rocky Top changed its name from Lake City in 2014 after developers promised the new name would entice them to build a massive tourist complex in the former […]
Box Office Top 20: ‘Kung Fu Panda’ roars past the Coens
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 16:51:42 (1 hours ago) 

NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing could punt “Kung Fu Panda 3″ from the top spot at the box office over Super Bowl weekend, where the 20th Century Fox animated sequel hauled in $21.2 million in its second week of release. A trio of new releases didn’t come close to challenging. Joel and Ethan Coen’s 1950s […]
Facebook cares about you, yes you, so much it won't give up on India
  Source: The Register 2016-02-08 16:51:40 (1 hours ago) 
Mark Zuckerberg responds to India's Free Basics ban

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken to Facebook – of course! – to vent about India's decision to ban its neo-colonialist virtual land grab Free Basics internet-on-ramp.…





CSIRO says it's not firing scientists, it's re-balancing
  Source: The Register 2016-02-08 16:51:40 (1 hours ago) 
Changing focus and re-skilling, not walking away from climate research, says CEO

Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has published a correction of recent reports about redundancies at the government-funded outfit.…

Robert ‘scandal a test for PM’
  Source: The Australian | News 2016-02-08 16:51:28 (1 hours ago) 
Federal Labor has ramped up pressure on Malcolm Turnbull to make a decision about the future of one his ministers.
Winter storm could dump up to 18 inches of snow on Cape Cod
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-02-08 16:51:24 (1 hours ago) 
Prosecutor visits NY city he called 'cauldron of corruption'
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-02-08 16:51:24 (1 hours ago) 
City of Rocky Top settles suit with song copyright holders
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-02-08 16:51:24 (1 hours ago) 




Man on trial for chain-reaction crash that left officer dead
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-02-08 16:51:24 (1 hours ago) 
The Day After the United Kingdom Leaves the EU
  Source: Slate Articles 2016-02-08 16:51:23 (1 hours ago) 

If the British people vote to end their country’s relationship with the European Union in a referendum, the world will not end. The sky will not come crashing down to Earth; the oceans will not submerge the land. Or at least we think they won’t. Because in actual fact, we have absolutely no idea what will happen.

The Unctuous Genius of Ted Cruz
  Source: Slate Articles 2016-02-08 16:51:23 (1 hours ago) 

SALEM, New Hampshire—The essence of Ted Cruz can be found in his tennis game. To put it mildly, he isn’t a natural, except at firing shots into the fence surrounding the court. He came to the sport late in life—and only then with a very specific goal in mind. As he prepared to clerk for Chief Justice William Rehnquist, he studied the ways he could get on his boss’ good side. He understood that he would only get close to the chief if he shared his passion for tennis. So in the months before his clerkship, Cruz paid for lessons that he hoped would make him a passable doubles partner, a perpetual necessity for Rehnquist. By all accounts, you would rather have Cruz on the opposite side of the court, a fact that quickly dawned on Rehnquist. “Ted,” he would scold, “ you do know the point of the game is to win, don’t you?”

Residents relocated due to Porter Ranch gas-leak will now have 8 days -- instead of 48 hours -- to get back to homes
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-02-08 16:51:16 (1 hours ago) 
Pot fans, foes fume as Washington DC tests limits of high life
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 16:51:11 (1 hours ago) 




Pot fans, foes fume as Washington DC tests limits of high life
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 16:51:11 (1 hours ago) 
Education Dept. Works to Nix Fraud at Colleges
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2016-02-08 16:51:00 (1 hours ago) 
The Department of Education is cracking down on fraud at colleges and universities.









USOC Denies It Advised Athletes to Skip 2016 Olympics
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2016-02-08 16:51:00 (1 hours ago) 
The U.S. Olympic Committee strongly denied a report that it advised athletes and staff to consider skipping the Summer Olympics because of Zika.









The 8th Republican Debate, By the Numbers
  Source: Homepage News Bizarre heds 2016-02-08 16:50:47 (1 hours ago) 
InsideGov looked at the key data points behind the eighth Republican debate, held on Feb. 6 in New Hampshire.
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  Source: Halfbakery: recent ideas 2016-02-08 16:50:45 (1 hours ago) 




French privacy regulator cracks down on Facebook's use of personal data
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2016-02-08 16:50:41 (1 hours ago) 

Site given three months to stop tracking and transferring data to US without consent in first significant action since Safe Harbour pact was struck down

The French data protection authority on Monday gave Facebook three months to stop tracking non-users’ web activity without their consent and ordered the social network to stop some transfers of personal data to the US.

The French order is the first significant action to be taken against a company transferring Europeans’ data to the US following an EU court ruling last year that struck down an agreement that had been relied on by thousands of companies, including Facebook, to avoid cumbersome EU data transfer rules.

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The Latest: SC gets burst of Trump ads this week
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 16:50:20 (1 hours ago) 
Agent confirms Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch plans to retire
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 16:50:20 (1 hours ago) 
Next up: New Hampshire set to vote in nation's first primary
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 16:50:20 (1 hours ago) 
Obama says the US and Italy are working together in Libya
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 16:50:20 (1 hours ago) 




Mass. millennials make more than young workers in other states, but that still isn’t great
  Source: Boston.com -- Vermont news 2016-02-08 16:50:18 (1 hours ago) 









No New Trial for Priest Convicted of Sex Tourism With Boys
  Source: ABC News: International 2016-02-08 16:50:03 (1 hours ago) 
Judge: No new trial for priest who was convicted of having sex with boys in Honduras despite his claim prosecutors withheld evidence
Peruvian Dies After Stepping on Land Mine at Chile Border
  Source: ABC News: International 2016-02-08 16:50:03 (1 hours ago) 
Authorities in Peru say a Peruvian man was killed when he stepped on a land mine trying to cross the border illegally into Chile
Teen driver dies after car hits tree near Staunton
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-02-08 16:50:03 (1 hours ago) 
He was thrown from the car.
Goold: Cuba's Gourriel brothers will attempt leap to majors
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-02-08 16:50:03 (1 hours ago) 
Star players left the Cuban national team after this past weekend’s Caribbean Series and have defected, according to news reports.




Super Bowl Ads This Year Were Dying to Break Out of Your TV
  Source: WIRED 2016-02-08 16:42:21 (1 hours ago) 

This year, many Super Bowl ads seemed self-conscious of the fact that their social media afterlife was at least as important as the big game.

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Michael Bloomberg Confirms He’s Looking Into White House Run
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-02-08 16:42:13 (1 hours ago) 
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‘Spanking’ Hillary Clinton Is Grotesque Misogyny
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-02-08 16:42:13 (1 hours ago) 
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Trane thermostat turns home networks into a hot spot for viruses
  Source: The Register 2016-02-08 16:42:04 (1 hours ago) 
Christchurch couple accommodate elderly parents in 'penthouse'
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 16:41:50 (1 hours ago) 
A Christchurch couple living with their elderly mother say perceptions of aging and independence need to change.




Jessie Ferris-Bromley admits killing partner, university student Virginia Ford
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 16:41:50 (1 hours ago) 
A Dunedin man beat his partner so hard in a Palmerston North apartment, she suffered fractured ribs and a brain haemorrhage in the week leading up to the day he killed her, a court has heard.
Lives at risk unless WHO reforms, UN report says
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 16:41:50 (1 hours ago) 
The World Health Organisation needs urgent reform to boost its ability to respond to crises, and failure to act now could cost thousands of lives, according to an advance copy of a high-level UN report.
Wall St crooks and super wealthy a big hit on TV and at the movies
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 16:41:50 (1 hours ago) 
Wall Street villains are having their big moment on both television and the big screen.
Hockey on one wheel: Unicyclists put a true Minnesota spin on hockey
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2016-02-08 16:41:50 (1 hours ago) 
What do you get when you combine the state of hockey with the nation’s largest unicycle club? Why, unicycle hockey, of course.
‘The Good Death,’ ‘When Breath Becomes Air’ and More
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2016-02-08 16:41:40 (1 hours ago) 
Five books explore the way we are shaped by our knowledge of mortality.




Pot fans, foes fume as Washington DC tests limits of high life
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 16:41:39 (1 hours ago) 
Pot fans, foes fume as Washington DC tests limits of high life
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 16:41:39 (1 hours ago) 
The Wall Street Journal: France’s privacy regulator threatens to fine Facebook
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2016-02-08 16:41:22 (1 hours ago) 
France’s data-protection regulator late Monday threatened to fine Facebook Inc. if it doesn’t change how it handles data about its users and others on the Internet
This old computer virus wants to remind you to have a nice day
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2016-02-08 16:41:22 (1 hours ago) 
The Malware Museum lets users explore messages and animations that often used to accompany computer infections.
Commodities Corner: Oil industry woes grow as storage levels hit ‘critical level’
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2016-02-08 16:41:22 (1 hours ago) 
With oil storage at Cushing, Okla., the delivery point for the New York Mercantile Exchange crude contract, edging closer to full capacity, a new set of problems for the industry is emerging.




Zika Virus News: Complete Coverage of the 2016 Outbreak
  Source: LiveScience.com 2016-02-08 16:41:20 (1 hours ago) 
The mosquito-borne Zika virus, first seen in Uganda, has spread to the Americas. Researchers are concerned that it may be linked with a birth defect called microcephaly, causing lifelong impairments. Live Science provides complete coverage of the virus.
Emily Thornberry clashes with Labour MPs over Trident
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2016-02-08 16:41:11 (1 hours ago) 

Shadow defence secretary heckled by colleagues after urging them to keep an open mind on replacing nuclear deterrent

Emily Thornberry, the shadow defence secretary, has clashed with Labour MPs after she urged them to keep an open mind on the replacement of the Trident nuclear deterrent.

The senior Labour MP, who is leading a review of the party’s defence policy, was heckled by colleagues at a meeting of the parliamentary party as she set out her progress so far and revealed she was not convinced by the current delivery system.

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MPs better placed than judges to decide public interest, says attorney general
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2016-02-08 16:41:11 (1 hours ago) 

Speaking at UCL, Jeremy Wright QC said the supreme court was mistaken in releasing Prince Charles’s ‘black spider’ memos in response to an FOI request

Politicians are frequently better placed than judges to decide what constitutes the public interest in releasing information about foreign relations, national security and other areas, according to the attorney general.

Citing the Guardian’s controversial litigation over Prince Charles’s ‘black spider’ memos to government departments, Jeremy Wright QC has called for a rebalancing of the relationship between the judiciary and elected MPs.

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FT: Michael Bloomberg May Try to Buy One More Election
  Source: Gawker 2016-02-08 16:41:08 (1 hours ago) 

For voters who wish there were a presidential candidate with close ties to Wall Street, the Financial Times has good news: “the founder of the eponymous financial information group criticised the quality of the debate in the ​presidential ​race. He said ​that ​he was ‘looking at all the options’ when asked whether he was considering putting his name forward.”

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Councilman's nonprofit eyed by Feds had its IRS status revoked last year
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-02-08 16:41:06 (1 hours ago) 

A nonprofit led by City Councilman Reginald Gaffney that FBI agents served with a subpoena last week had its tax-exempt status revoked last year for failing to file annual financial reports for three consecutive years, according to IRS data.

The IRS automatically revoked the tax-exempt status for the Community Rehabilitation Center Foundation in May, though the organization maintains an active status with the Florida Division of Corporations.

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Sheriff wants $180,000 in forfeiture money to pay for anti-crime plan
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-02-08 16:41:06 (1 hours ago) 

Interacting with other cities about their crime-related issues will help Jacksonville deal with its ongoing violence, Sheriff Mike Williams said Monday to support spending $180,000 with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

The money would pay for a crime reduction initiative at the college’s research foundation and connect Jacksonville with other cities to can study how they are tackling crime, Williams told a mayor’s budget committee.

The committee agreed to send the request to the City Council.

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Beloved Panda Cub Bei Bei Climbs First Tree
  Source: Discovery News - Top Stories 2016-02-08 16:40:59 (1 hours ago) 
From his birth last summer to his first steps, the world has watched with adoration as Bei Bei grows up before its very eyes.
Kemp and Jones Indicted in Interstate Armed Jewelry Theft Case
  Source: Current 2016-02-08 16:40:51 (1 hours ago) 
— Jacksonville
Bucks County Law Firm Partner Convicted of Insider Trading
  Source: Current 2016-02-08 16:40:51 (1 hours ago) 
— Philadelphia
Jamaican Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Lottery Fraud Scheme
  Source: Current 2016-02-08 16:40:51 (1 hours ago) 
— Washington




Four Former Shelby County Jailers Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute OxyContin
  Source: Current 2016-02-08 16:40:51 (1 hours ago) 
— Memphis
Seven Individuals from Pine Ridge Charged with Murder and False Statement
  Source: Current 2016-02-08 16:40:51 (1 hours ago) 
— Minneapolis
San Ildefonso Pueblo Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Sexual Abuse Charge
  Source: Current 2016-02-08 16:40:51 (1 hours ago) 
— Albuquerque
Law Enforcement to Host Faith-Based Security Summit
  Source: Current 2016-02-08 16:40:51 (1 hours ago) 
— Dallas
Jet lag research finds new potential treatment
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2016-02-08 16:40:49 (1 hours ago) 














Bill Clinton rips 'sexist' attacks
  Source: CNN.com 2016-02-08 16:40:47 (1 hours ago) 
Bill Clinton lashed out at "sexist" and "profane" attacks on Hillary Clinton and her supporters by proponents of Bernie Sanders, and accused them of harassing those who don't back the Vermont senator's campaign or disagree with his policies.









Slain Virginia teen told friends she planned to run away with alleged killer
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2016-02-08 16:40:45 (1 hours ago) 

The 13-year-old Blacksburg, Virginia, girl who was abducted and killed last month told friends that the Virginia Tech student accused in her slaying was her boyfriend and talked of running away and starting a family with him, a friend said.

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Slain Virginia teen told friends she planned to run away with alleged killer
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2016-02-08 16:40:44 (1 hours ago) 

The 13-year-old Blacksburg, Virginia, girl who was abducted and killed last month told friends that the Virginia Tech student accused in her slaying was her boyfriend and talked of running away and starting a family with him, a friend said.

Nicole Lovell described David Eisenhauer, 18, as "funny...










Mass. millennials make more than young workers in other states, but that still isn’t great
  Source: Boston.com -- Vermont news 2016-02-08 16:40:42 (1 hours ago) 









Zebra is a minimalist maze game that will mess up your mind
  Source: Boing Boing 2016-02-08 16:40:38 (1 hours ago) 

Bennett Foddy, of QWOP and Sportsfriends fame, has already destroyed your brain with Zebra. Though a very simple implementation of the classic "3D maze" genre, it renders the walls as alternating angles of zebra pattern, ensuring you'll have a skullcrushing headache within seconds. Good luck!




Man shot dead in Dublin 'reprisal'
  Source: BBC News - World 2016-02-08 16:40:38 (1 hours ago) 
Man shot dead in Dublin - police believe the killing could be a reprisal for Friday's boxing match weigh-in murder
Man shot dead in Dublin 'reprisal'
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-02-08 16:40:37 (1 hours ago) 
Man shot dead in Dublin - police believe the killing could be a reprisal for Friday's boxing match weigh-in murder
Unravel Review: Not a wasted stitch in sight
  Source: Ars Technica 2016-02-08 16:40:35 (1 hours ago) 

It's difficult to deny that Yarny is cute. But looks aren't everything.

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Unravel Creative Director Martin Sahlin described the game at its unveiling at last year’s E3 as a metaphor for what binds people together. Just minutes after starting the game, it’s obvious to see how that metaphor plays out, and it's fairly easy to guess where the game is headed. As for the reality within the game, however, not everything happens exactly as expected. More than just colorful

A large part of the game's appeal is Yarny, the cloyingly named mascot that seems to have captured so many people’s imaginations. As his name and the game’s title imply, Yarny is composed entirely of yarn, and he trails a thin line of fabric behind him wherever he goes. While this apparently limits his powers of personal expression, it does offer a bevy of convenient platforming tricks.

Besides using his omnipresent lifeline to rappel up and down cliffs, Yarny can lasso, swing from, and anchor to specially marked locations and objects in each level. When Unravel is operating at its peak, these abilities tie together obviously and quickly. You swing from one branch to the next to reach a soiled tuna can, drag it back over a yarn bridge tied between two docks, then step over it to reach the next target of your trusty lasso. The majority of the game’s puzzles are in this simple mold, asking you to rely on your assortment of yarn-based traversal to get Yarny or other detritus from one location to another.

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Winter storm could dump up to 18 inches of snow on Cape Cod
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-02-08 16:40:34 (1 hours ago) 
BOSTON (AP) -- A wind-driven winter storm brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and threatened to drop up to 18 inches of snow on southeastern Massachusetts on Monday. Motorists in New England were warned to be vigilant after a charter bus heading to a casino skidded off a Connecticut highway, injuring at least 30 people....
Winter storm could dump up to 18 inches of snow on Cape Cod
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-02-08 16:40:34 (1 hours ago) 
BOSTON (AP) -- A wind-driven winter storm brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and threatened to drop up to 18 inches of snow on southeastern Massachusetts on Monday. Motorists in New England were warned to be vigilant after a charter bus heading to a casino skidded off a Connecticut highway, injuring at least 30 people....




Small town New Hampshire prepares for midnight voting
  Source: AP Top Political News 2016-02-08 16:40:33 (1 hours ago) 
DIXVILLE, N.H. (AP) -- The first votes of the first-in-the-nation primary will be counted in three tiny communities where primary day lasts all of five minutes....
Watch: Bus Overturns on Connecticut Highway En Route to Casino
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-02-08 16:40:12 (1 hours ago) 
The charter bus was traveling from New York City to the Mohegan Sun casino when it rolled over on a stretch of Interstate-95 near Madison, Connecticut.
DOJ Agreement Could Cost Ferguson $3.7 Million in First Year
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-02-08 16:40:12 (1 hours ago) 
New estimates show Ferguson's cost of implementing reforms spelled out in a consent agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice could approach $4 million in the first year alone
Cabin Smoke Forces Flight Back to Arizona; Passengers Unhurt
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-02-08 16:40:12 (1 hours ago) 
A commercial flight headed to Los Angeles filled with smoke and made an emergency landing in Tucson, Arizona, where some passengers had to jump from the airplane to the runway
Winter Storm Could Dump up to 18 Inches of Snow on Cape Cod
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-02-08 16:40:12 (1 hours ago) 
A wind-driven winter snowstorm that brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod and could leave up to 18 inches of snow in some areas struck the Northeast on Monday, sending a charter bus heading to a casino skidding off a Connecticut highway




Game on: What each candidate needs from New Hampshire
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-02-08 16:32:08 (2 hours ago) 

A day of reckoning when presidential hopefuls have to win, place or get out of the way.

       
New Jersey protesters follow Gov. Chris Christie to N.H.
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-02-08 16:32:08 (2 hours ago) 

Attendees at a campaign event in the Granite State got a little taste of New Jersey.

       
Online glitch halts statewide student testing in Tenn.
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-02-08 16:32:08 (2 hours ago) 

Students on school systems across the state reported server error messages.

       
Jeb! leads GOP field in N.H. -- with voter contacts
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-02-08 16:32:08 (2 hours ago) 

Meanwhile, he gained 9 points in new poll in a month.

       
Special UN event mobilizes action towards ending female genital mutilation within 15 years
  Source: UN News Centre - Top Stories 2016-02-08 16:32:05 (2 hours ago) 
Marking the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), dozens of women, girls, experts, and United Nations officials gathered today at a special event at UN Headquarters to discuss ways of eliminating the harmful practice by 2030 and to celebrate the increased mobilization against it.




2 Conyers home invasions linked to missing south Georgia man
  Source: Top News from AJC.com 2016-02-08 16:32:04 (2 hours ago) 
Rollover crash on I-75/85 southbound at University Avenue
  Source: Top News from AJC.com 2016-02-08 16:32:04 (2 hours ago) 
Man found guilty in death of hog-tied Douglasville great-grandmother
  Source: Top News from AJC.com 2016-02-08 16:32:04 (2 hours ago) 
Trane thermostat turns home networks into a hot spot for viruses
  Source: The Register 2016-02-08 16:31:49 (2 hours ago) 
When is the IoT industry going to get smart on security?

That shiny Internet of Things thermostat might look oh-so cool on the wall, but new research from Cisco shows it could be harboring a whole host of ugly malware.…

Supreme Court asked to decide if man can keep his bobcat
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch Local and State News 2016-02-08 16:31:38 (2 hours ago) 
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Adam Federer portrays his pet as little more than declawed, domesticated house cat.




Father of the house calls time
  Source: The Australian | News 2016-02-08 16:31:37 (2 hours ago) 
After more than 42 years as an MP, Philip Ruddock has succumbed to the calls for generational change in the Liberal Party.
Nationals back Fox bid for Kidman
  Source: The Australian | News 2016-02-08 16:31:37 (2 hours ago) 
Tycoon Lindsay Fox’s $300 million-plus bid for the S. Kidman portfolio has struck a chord with senior Nationals.
DOJ agreement could cost Ferguson $3.7 million in first year
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-02-08 16:31:34 (2 hours ago) 
No new trial for priest convicted of sex tourism with boys
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-02-08 16:31:34 (2 hours ago) 
Anti-Piracy Group BREIN Demands Torrents Time Cease and Desist
  Source: Slashdot 2016-02-08 16:31:32 (2 hours ago) 
An anonymous reader writes: Not even a week has gone by since Torrents Time appeared on the scene, and the site has already been served with a cease-and-desist letter. Anti-piracy group BREIN, based in the Netherlands, has deemed the streaming tool an "illegal application" and demands the administrators "cease and desist the distribution of Torrents Time immediately."

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Bonsignore: D is for Denver -- and disrespected no more
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-02-08 16:31:25 (2 hours ago) 
Pot fans, foes fume as Washington DC tests limits of high life
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 16:31:17 (2 hours ago) 
Pot fans, foes fume as Washington DC tests limits of high life
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 16:31:17 (2 hours ago) 
Clarke's plan: 10,000 new jobs, few details
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 16:31:13 (2 hours ago) 
City Council President Darrell L. Clarke on Monday unveiled an ambitious proposal he said will create up to 10,000 new jobs over 10 years by investing in energy improvements to municipal buildings, schools, small businesses and low-income homes.
Scots to revise funding plan after talks with UK government fail
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2016-02-08 16:30:51 (2 hours ago) 

Ministers prepare for more discussions to agree new funding formula that will include devolved tax and welfare powers

Scottish ministers are to make a revised offer to the UK government after a further round of ministerial talks on a new funding deal for Holyrood broke up without agreement.

Greg Hands, the chief secretary to the Treasury, had flown to Edinburgh for talks with John Swinney, the Scottish finance secretary, late on Monday in a renewed effort to agree a new funding formula for Scotland’s devolved government.

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Canada to cease airstrikes against Islamic State by end of February
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2016-02-08 16:30:51 (2 hours ago) 

Justin Trudeau said fighter jets will be withdrawn from US-led efforts in Syria and Iraq on 22 February, but Canada will increase military personnel and aid in region

Canada is pulling its fighter jets out of the US-led coalition against Islamic State, but will triple its training mission and increase humanitarian aid to the region instead.

On Monday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the six CF-18 jets would cease airstrikes on 22 February, following through on a campaign pledge to end Canada’s role in the anti-Isis bombing mission in Iraq and Syria.

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Apple may be close to opening stores in India - CNET
  Source: CNET News 2016-02-08 16:30:35 (2 hours ago) 
The Indian government is reportedly ready to push through Apple's application to set up retail shops in the country, which is the fastest-growing smartphone market in the world.









Candidate shovels poop in TV ad
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-02-08 16:30:34 (2 hours ago) 

Tim Derickson is a candidate for Ohio's 8th Congressional District.

        
Super Bowl gets 111.9 million viewers, down from last year
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 16:30:28 (2 hours ago) 

NEW YORK — Setting television viewership records with the Super Bowl has become almost routine, but this year's average of 111.9 million viewers for Denver's victory over Carolina is down from the past two years.

That makes Sunday's game the third most-watched event in U.S. television history, the Nielsen company said Monday. Last year's down-to-the-wire contest between New England and Seattle keeps the record with 114.4 million viewers.

The Super Bowl had seemed to know no ceiling in popularity, setting viewership records in six of seven years until this one.

Stocks fall sharply as banks, tech sector take a beating
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 16:30:28 (2 hours ago) 




Conan O'Brien to discuss liberal arts education at Harvard
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 16:30:28 (2 hours ago) 
Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher; Rambis gets interim job
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 16:30:28 (2 hours ago) 
The Latest: 30 of 70 on bus that crashed in snow were hurt
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 16:30:28 (2 hours ago) 
Mass. millennials make more than young workers in other states, but that still isn’t great
  Source: Boston.com -- Vermont news 2016-02-08 16:30:28 (2 hours ago) 









Monday Geology Picture: Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  Source: AGU Blogosphere 2016-02-08 16:30:13 (2 hours ago) 
For today’s “Monday Geology Picture” post I thought I’d share one shot of the Great Barrier Reef that my husband took during our vacation to Australia last year. Stay tuned for some more pictures from that trip! One of the items on my blogging to-do list is sharing some more pictures and information from our Australian adventure.




Super Bowl Ratings Were Down From Last Year
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-02-08 16:22:04 (2 hours ago) 
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Man Arrested in Connection With Death of American Nanny in Austria
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-02-08 16:22:04 (2 hours ago) 
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Watch: This May Be the Most Beautiful Game About Being Stranded in the Wilderness
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-02-08 16:22:04 (2 hours ago) 
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John Disley, co-founder of London marathon, dies aged 87
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-02-08 16:21:55 (2 hours ago) 
• Established race first run in 1981 with Chris Brasher, designing the course
• He won 3,000m steeplechase bronze at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics

John Disley, a co-founder of the London marathon who designed the course, has died at the age of 87. The Welshman helped create the annual event – run for the first time in 1981 – with its first race director Chris Brasher, who died in 2003.

Disley, who was born in north Wales in 1928, was a distinguished athlete who took the bronze medal in the 3,000 metres steeplechase at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics.

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Truth behind private detective's death 'rests on Leveson II inquiry'
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-02-08 16:21:55 (2 hours ago) 

Daniel Morgan was found with an axe in his head after allegedly uncovering police corruption – now his brother wants an inquiry to find out what happened

A failure to hold the second stage of the Leveson inquiry into alleged press wrongdoing would mean that the truth will never be established about the murder of a private investigator who had allegedly uncovered police corruption, his brother has claimed.

Alastair Morgan, whose brother Daniel was found with an axe embedded in his head in south-east London in 1987, spoke out amid reports that the government is cooling on its commitment to hold the so-called Leveson II inquiry.

Continue reading...




David Cameron: EU membership gives UK information on terrorists
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-02-08 16:21:55 (2 hours ago) 

Downing Street also warned thousands of refugees could cross the Channel and claim asylum in southern England in the event of a UK exit

David Cameron said that membership of the European Union gives the UK vital information about “terrorists and criminals moving around Europe”, demonstrating that he intends to place the security concerns at the heart of his referendum campaign.

The remarks by the prime minister came hours after Downing Street warned that thousands of refugees could cross the Channel overnight and claim asylum in southern England in the event of a UK exit.

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Steve Bell on David Cameron's prison reform plans – cartoon
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-02-08 16:21:55 (2 hours ago) 
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The best exercise if you only have five, 10 or 15 minutes
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 16:21:44 (2 hours ago) 
Of all the excuses we use to talk ourselves out of exercising, "I haven't got enough time" must surely be one of the most frequently trotted out.
Christchurch landowners trapped in 'dead man's land' by highway and zone change
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 16:21:44 (2 hours ago) 
Christchurch landowners say a highway makeover and land zoning change has marooned them in a rural "dead man's land".
Super Bowl: How Coldplay got played during the half time show
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 16:21:44 (2 hours ago) 
You've got to hand it to Chris Martin - it's takes chutzpah to step onto a stage with Beyonce and Bruno Mars - especially one as big as the US's Super Bowl Half Time Show.




Bus driver 'killed by a meteorite' in India
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 16:21:44 (2 hours ago) 
As a bus driver in India, avoiding fast oncoming danger was his trade.
Cleveland Foundation to award scholarships
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-02-08 16:21:38 (2 hours ago) 
Chronic Cellars, The Franc, Wild Oats - 3 different red wines: Wine Buy
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-02-08 16:21:38 (2 hours ago) 
This week's taste: Three different red wines - Petite Sirah from Chronic Cellars, The Franc Cabernet Franc and Wild Oats, an Australian Shiraz.
Chance of snow showers tonight; snow more likely Tuesday: Cleveland Weather Forecast
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-02-08 16:21:38 (2 hours ago) 
The National Weather Service in Cleveland is reporting off and on snow will accumulate several inches through Wednesday, with lake effect snow likely through Wednesday night east and northeast of Cleveland.
Donald Trump v. Ted Cruz, a price comparison: TL; DR (Too Long; Didn't Read)
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-02-08 16:21:38 (2 hours ago) 
So much great political analysis out there. It's deep, elegantly written, full of insights. If you only had all day to read it! So we'll break it down for you. Today's deconstructed analysis is based on a story from The New Yorker.




John Kasich loves Steph Curry and more: #Retweet, Feb. 8, 2016 edition
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-02-08 16:21:38 (2 hours ago) 
Noted Steelers fan/Ohio governor backs Cavs' arch nemesis. Plus, New Hampshire Democrats love John Kasich.
Trio sentenced in armed robbery at University of Akron student's apartment
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-02-08 16:21:38 (2 hours ago) 
Three men were sentenced to prison Monday in connection with an armed home invasion of a University of Akron student's apartment.
First Draft: Gay Voter to Marco Rubio: ‘Why Do You Want to Put Me Back in the Closet?’
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2016-02-08 16:21:33 (2 hours ago) 
A tense exchange at a New Hampshire diner ended with Mr. Rubio walking away and a displeased voter calling him a “typical politician.”









Pot fans, foes fume as Washington DC tests limits of high life
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 16:21:32 (2 hours ago) 
Pot fans, foes fume as Washington DC tests limits of high life
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 16:21:32 (2 hours ago) 




Super Bowl 50: These Were the Most Talked About Ads
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2016-02-08 16:21:26 (2 hours ago) 
One of the most talked about brands on Sunday wasn't an official Super Bowl advertiser.









Homeless Man Found Dead, Burned in Nashville Park
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2016-02-08 16:21:26 (2 hours ago) 
The burning body of a homeless man found in Tennessee Sunday night may have been killed by blunt force trauma, authorities said.









Bill Clinton Keeps Pressure on Bernie Sanders
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2016-02-08 16:21:26 (2 hours ago) 
Bill Clinton was not letting up his attacks on Bernie Sanders the day before New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary.









Krispy Kreme race in North Carolina ends with death of runner, Jeff "FaFa" Woods
  Source: Nation/Politics - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2016-02-08 16:21:22 (2 hours ago) 

Jeff "FaFa" Woods has been identified as the man who died on Saturday after attempting the annual Krispy Kreme Challenge, a five-mile race in which contestants must eat a dozen donuts midway through.

Friends told WRAL News in North Carolina that Woods, 58, complained of chest pains towards the start ...

Pleasanton: Two San Jose men, two juveniles arrested as citizens point way after auto burglaries
  Source: Mercury News - Silicon Valley, CA - News 2016-02-08 16:21:15 (2 hours ago) 
Two San Jose men and two juveniles were arrested Monday, after alert citizens helped police point the way to all four after a succession of auto burglaries, police said.




Market Extra: Carl Icahn eyes $100 million loss as Chesapeake, Transocean tumble
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2016-02-08 16:21:15 (2 hours ago) 
Carl Icahn is facing a sizable loss Monday—at least on paper—after shares of Chesapeake Energy Corp. plunged.
Use 3D Touch to Read Text Messages without Sending a Read Receipt
  Source: Lifehacker 2016-02-08 16:21:12 (2 hours ago) 

Read receipts are one of those bizarre things that some people love, but others hate . While you should probably just turn them off if you don’t like them, iPhone 6 users can keep them on while still seeing messages with a little 3D touch trick.

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Truth behind private detective's death 'rests on Leveson II inquiry'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2016-02-08 16:21:04 (2 hours ago) 

Daniel Morgan was found with an axe in his head after allegedly uncovering police corruption – now his brother wants an inquiry to find out what happened

A failure to hold the second stage of the Leveson inquiry into alleged press wrongdoing would mean that the truth will never be established about the murder of a private investigator who had allegedly uncovered police corruption, his brother has claimed.

Alastair Morgan, whose brother Daniel was found with an axe embedded in his head in south-east London in 1987, spoke out amid reports that the government is cooling on its commitment to hold the so-called Leveson II inquiry.

Continue reading...
Steve Bell on David Cameron's prison reform plans – cartoon
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2016-02-08 16:21:04 (2 hours ago) 
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David Cameron: EU membership gives UK information on terrorists
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2016-02-08 16:21:04 (2 hours ago) 

Downing Street also warned thousands of refugees could cross the Channel and claim asylum in southern England in the event of a UK exit

David Cameron said that membership of the European Union gives the UK vital information about “terrorists and criminals moving around Europe”, demonstrating that he intends to place the security concerns at the heart of his referendum campaign.

The remarks by the prime minister came hours after Downing Street warned that thousands of refugees could cross the Channel overnight and claim asylum in southern England in the event of a UK exit.

Continue reading...




John Disley, co-founder of London marathon, dies aged 87
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-02-08 16:21:03 (2 hours ago) 
• Established race first run in 1981 with Chris Brasher, designing the course
• He won 3,000m steeplechase bronze at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics

John Disley, a co-founder of the London marathon who designed the course, has died at the age of 87. The Welshman helped create the annual event – run for the first time in 1981 – with its first race director Chris Brasher, who died in 2003.

Disley, who was born in north Wales in 1928, was a distinguished athlete who took the bronze medal in the 3,000 metres steeplechase at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics.

Continue reading...
Truth behind private detective's death 'rests on Leveson II inquiry'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-02-08 16:21:03 (2 hours ago) 

Daniel Morgan was found with an axe in his head after allegedly uncovering police corruption – now his brother wants an inquiry to find out what happened

A failure to hold the second stage of the Leveson inquiry into alleged press wrongdoing would mean that the truth will never be established about the murder of a private investigator who had allegedly uncovered police corruption, his brother has claimed.

Alastair Morgan, whose brother Daniel was found with an axe embedded in his head in south-east London in 1987, spoke out amid reports that the government is cooling on its commitment to hold the so-called Leveson II inquiry.

Continue reading...
David Cameron: EU membership gives UK information on terrorists
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-02-08 16:21:03 (2 hours ago) 

Downing Street also warned thousands of refugees could cross the Channel and claim asylum in southern England in the event of a UK exit

David Cameron said that membership of the European Union gives the UK vital information about “terrorists and criminals moving around Europe”, demonstrating that he intends to place the security concerns at the heart of his referendum campaign.

The remarks by the prime minister came hours after Downing Street warned that thousands of refugees could cross the Channel overnight and claim asylum in southern England in the event of a UK exit.

Continue reading...
Steve Bell on David Cameron's prison reform plans – cartoon
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-02-08 16:21:03 (2 hours ago) 
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ASCO Issues New Clinical Practice Guideline for Women With Certain Breast Cancers
  Source: GenomeWeb Daily News 2016-02-08 16:21:02 (2 hours ago) 




Waris Ahluwalia Was Barred From a Flight to New York Because of His Turban
  Source: Gawker 2016-02-08 16:21:01 (2 hours ago) 

Waris Ahluwalia, an actor and fashion designer who you may recognize from his appearances in the films of Wes Anderson, was pulled from an Aero Mexico flight just before takeoff today. It was not because he forgot to place his liquids in a quart-sized ziploc bag.

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Krispy Kreme race in North Carolina ends with death of runner, Jeff "FaFa" Woods
  Source: Front - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2016-02-08 16:21:00 (2 hours ago) 

Jeff "FaFa" Woods has been identified as the man who died on Saturday after attempting the annual Krispy Kreme Challenge, a five-mile race in which contestants must eat a dozen donuts midway through.

Friends told WRAL News in North Carolina that Woods, 58, complained of chest pains towards the start ...

Guest column: Focus of new autism school needs to be tested
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-02-08 16:20:59 (2 hours ago) 

Last Tuesday night, the Duval County School Board voted unanimously to build a laboratory school on Jacksonville’s Westside for children with autism.

Parent reaction to the Oak Hill Autism Lab School proposal has ranged from skepticism to outrage. That’s no surprise, given Duval’s track record in serving students with disabilities.

Even in schools where administrators and teachers understand best practices and want to implement them for their students, resources often fall short.

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Career Track: News about First Coast professionals
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-02-08 16:20:59 (2 hours ago) 

Compiled by Julie Kanner.

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Gov. Rick Scott appointed Judge Harvey L. Jay, III and Allen Winsor to the First District Court of Appeal.

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Gov. Scott appointed Darryl Register to the Northeast Florida Regional Planning Council.

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FirstAtlantic Bank added Scott Baldwin as vice president and commercial banker to its team of banking professionals.

Baldwin’s responsibilities will include developing new customer relationships in targeted markets.

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Northeast Florida Catholic schools mobilize to help feed needy
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-02-08 16:20:59 (2 hours ago) 

Taught all their lives to help others, students from St. Paul’s Catholic School in Jacksonville Beach put what they learned into action Monday with armfuls of cereal, Ramen noodles and Chef Boyardee pasta.

Students helped unload and sort an estimated 16,000 canned goods and packaged groceries collected by St. Paul’s and 17 other Catholic schools across Northeast Florida. The food was brought to Catholic Charities’ emergency assistance program in downtown Jacksonville for distribution to the needy.

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Mechanical Chameleon Changes Colors Instantly
  Source: Discovery News - Top Stories 2016-02-08 16:20:55 (2 hours ago) 
The technique is a step toward developing dynamic camouflage suits for soldiers. Continue reading →
Former Manager of York Federal Credit Union Charged with Embezzlement and Tax Evasion
  Source: Current 2016-02-08 16:20:49 (2 hours ago) 
— Philadelphia
Executive of Stamford Company Charged with Insider Trading
  Source: Current 2016-02-08 16:20:49 (2 hours ago) 
— New Haven
Rubio on debate criticism: There's a reason everyone is attacking me
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2016-02-08 16:20:44 (2 hours ago) 
With the political world watching to see if Marco Rubio's less-than-stellar debate reviews impact his political momentum, the Florida senator brushed off criticism in a brief interview with CNN outside the Puritan Backroom Restaurant.









Beyonce gets political at Super Bowl, pays tribute to 'Black Lives Matter'
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2016-02-08 16:20:44 (2 hours ago) 
Fans and critics were appreciative of Beyoncé's halftime show performance at Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, but her political message is now making waves.













Study finds new potential treatment for jet lag
  Source: CNN.com - Health 2016-02-08 16:20:44 (2 hours ago) 
Jet lag might be the worst part of long-distance travel, especially when it leaves you feeling tired, cranky and off-kilter for days.









The world's best winter driving experiences
  Source: CNN.com 2016-02-08 16:20:44 (2 hours ago) 
When it comes to wild and wooly winter weather, most people would rather not drive at all. But a stalwart few see it as an opportunity to test the limits of both their skills behind the wheel and of the increasingly capable machines being built for ever-demanding car buyers.









Anonymous donors pledge money to try to save Shrine of Christ the King
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2016-02-08 16:20:41 (2 hours ago) 

A handful of individuals in the Midwest have together pledged $450,000 to stabilize a Woodlawn church devastated by a fire last fall.

Ward Miller, the executive director of Preservation Chicago, announced the total Monday at a news conference in front of the Shrine of Christ the King and said the...










Wisconsin police: 9-year-old caught driving intoxicated parents
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2016-02-08 16:20:41 (2 hours ago) 

A Wisconsin couple is facing criminal charges after authorities say they found the two highly intoxicated in their pickup truck and the woman's 9-year-old daughter behind the wheel.

Jason Roth and Amanda Eggert have pleaded not guilty to charges in Polk County Circuit Court.

KMSP-TV (http://bit.ly/1PfUgeU...










This New Hampshire man is giving away free Donald Trump tattoos.
  Source: Boston.com / News 2016-02-08 16:20:29 (2 hours ago) 













Mass. millennials make more than young workers in other states, but that still isn’t great
  Source: Boston.com -- Vermont news 2016-02-08 16:20:28 (2 hours ago) 









This New Hampshire man is giving away free Donald Trump tattoos.
  Source: Boston.com -- New Hampshire news 2016-02-08 16:20:27 (2 hours ago) 









Six Nations tight & tense - Guscott
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-02-08 16:20:23 (2 hours ago) 
Encouraging England, Scottish errors and an unexpected draw - Jeremy Guscott reviews the weekend's Six Nations action.
US to help S Korea missile defence
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-02-08 16:20:23 (2 hours ago) 
The US will help South Korea deploy an advanced missile defence system as soon as possible, officials from the Pentagon have said.
Bail denied for suspect in Fells Point crash that injured woman
  Source: baltimoresun.com - news 2016-02-08 16:20:22 (2 hours ago) 

A Baltimore man accused of ramming his minivan into the back of a car, then driving onto a sidewalk and severely injuring a woman in Fells Point early Saturday was denied bail on Monday.

Orlando Redd, 37, faces seven charges, including assault, endangerment while under the intoxication of alcohol...














Emotional NYC officer testifies on fatal stairwell shooting
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-02-08 16:20:19 (2 hours ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) -- When rookie police Officer Peter Liang fired his gun in a pitch-dark public housing stairwell, he at first thought he had hurt nothing but his career. Then he went looking for the bullet and heard someone crying....
Attorney General to visit 6 cities to highlight police work
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-02-08 16:20:19 (2 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement....
Attorney General to visit 6 cities to highlight police work
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2016-02-08 16:20:18 (2 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement....
Attorney General to visit 6 cities to highlight police work
  Source: AP Top Political News 2016-02-08 16:20:18 (2 hours ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement....
Stallone put Oscars attendance in Coogler's hands
  Source: AP Top California Headlines 2016-02-08 16:20:15 (2 hours ago) 
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) -- Sylvester Stallone put his Oscars attendance in "Creed" director Ryan Coogler's hands, he told reporters on Monday at the annual luncheon gathering of Academy Award nominees....




Photography Business Set up Under Casey Anthony's Name
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-02-08 16:20:01 (2 hours ago) 
A photography business has been set up in South Florida under Casey Anthony's name, and an address listed for the business belongs to a private investigator with ties to the mother acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter
North Carolina Seeks Delay to Fix 2 Congressional Districts
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-02-08 16:20:01 (2 hours ago) 
North Carolina state attorneys have asked a federal court to delay its own order directing legislators draw new congressional districts by next week
Despite Defeat, NYC Mayor Vows to Revive Horse Carriage Deal
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-02-08 16:20:01 (2 hours ago) 
New York City's mayor insists that will he try to revive a plan to limit carriage horses
Seasoned official appointed to coordinate UN efforts to curb sexual abuse by peacekeepers
  Source: UN News Centre - Top Stories 2016-02-08 16:11:58 (2 hours ago) 
Facing a series of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today named Jane Holl Lute, an American official with wide-ranging United Nations experience, to coordinate efforts to curb the scourge.
Krispy Kreme race in North Carolina ends with death of runner, Jeff "FaFa" Woods
  Source: The Washington Times - national 2016-02-08 16:11:56 (2 hours ago) 

Jeff "FaFa" Woods has been identified as the man who died on Saturday after attempting the annual Krispy Kreme Challenge, a five-mile race in which contestants must eat a dozen donuts midway through.

Friends told WRAL News in North Carolina that Woods, 58, complained of chest pains towards the start ...





Affidavit: Attack left Manziel’s ex-girlfriend deaf in 1 ear
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-02-08 16:11:50 (2 hours ago) 

DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel’s ex-girlfriend says he hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation that’s being investigated by police that she lost hearing in one ear. An affidavit filed by Colleen Crowley was obtained by KXAS-TV (http://bit.ly/1olRUCr ). Crowley won a protective order last week against Manziel, the Cleveland Browns quarterback who is […]
North Carolina seeks delay to fix 2 congressional districts
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-02-08 16:11:50 (2 hours ago) 

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state attorneys have asked a federal court to delay its order directing legislators draw new congressional districts by the end of next week. They are asking for the delay because the state’s primaries are just five weeks away. A three-judge panel found the 1st and 12th Districts unconstitutional because […]
Despite defeat, NYC mayor vows to revive horse carriage deal
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-02-08 16:11:50 (2 hours ago) 

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is insisting that will he try to revive a plan to limit carriage horses. The Teamsters union last week pulled out of a deal that would have restricted the horses to a portion of Central Park and also placed boundaries on where pedicabs can […]
Stallone put Oscars attendance in Coogler’s hands
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-02-08 16:11:50 (2 hours ago) 

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Sylvester Stallone put his Oscars attendance in “Creed” director Ryan Coogler’s hands, he told reporters on Monday at the annual luncheon gathering of Academy Award nominees. Amid all the discussions of boycotting the Oscars for its lack of racial diversity among the acting nominees, Stallone, who is nominated for his […]
Cyprus ends tender for medium-term gas supply
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-02-08 16:11:50 (2 hours ago) 

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ Natural Gas Co. says it has ended a two-year bid to find suppliers of natural gas to fire up the east Mediterranean island’s main power plant. The company, or DEFA, said in brief statement Monday that it was “unable to agree terms” for the supply of gas with any bidder. […]




Cabin smoke forces flight back to Arizona; passengers unhurt
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-02-08 16:11:50 (2 hours ago) 

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A commercial flight headed to Los Angeles filled with smoke, turned around and made an emergency landing in Tucson, Arizona, where some passengers had to jump from the airplane to the runway. The United flight operated by SkyWest Airlines took off from the southern Arizona city Sunday morning. The cabin filled […]
Attorney General to visit 6 cities to highlight police work
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-02-08 16:11:50 (2 hours ago) 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement. The locations were chosen because they embody a particular trait of successful policing, such as effective use of data, strong community relationships or a commitment to officer safety, Lynch said Monday […]
DOJ agreement could cost Ferguson $3.7 million in first year
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-02-08 16:11:50 (2 hours ago) 

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — New estimates show Ferguson’s cost of implementing reforms spelled out in a consent agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice could approach $4 million in the first year alone. This further raises questions about whether the community thrust into the national spotlight after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown can […]
North Carolina seeks delay to fix 2 congressional districts
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 16:11:48 (2 hours ago) 

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state attorneys have asked a federal court to delay its order directing legislators draw new congressional districts by the end of next week. They are asking for the delay because the state’s primaries are just five weeks away. A three-judge panel found the 1st and 12th Districts unconstitutional because […]
From high-school dropout to medical student: one man’s remarkable journey
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 16:11:48 (2 hours ago) 

He hoped to one day be the manager at a fast-food restaurant, but Timothy Woodiwiss ended up using his community-college degree as a springboard to something much more ambitious: medical school.




Despite defeat, NYC mayor vows to revive horse carriage deal
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 16:11:48 (2 hours ago) 

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is insisting that will he try to revive a plan to limit carriage horses. The Teamsters union last week pulled out of a deal that would have restricted the horses to a portion of Central Park and also placed boundaries on where pedicabs can […]
Stallone put Oscars attendance in Coogler’s hands
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 16:11:48 (2 hours ago) 

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Sylvester Stallone put his Oscars attendance in “Creed” director Ryan Coogler’s hands, he told reporters on Monday at the annual luncheon gathering of Academy Award nominees. Amid all the discussions of boycotting the Oscars for its lack of racial diversity among the acting nominees, Stallone, who is nominated for his […]
Cyprus ends tender for medium-term gas supply
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 16:11:48 (2 hours ago) 

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ Natural Gas Co. says it has ended a two-year bid to find suppliers of natural gas to fire up the east Mediterranean island’s main power plant. The company, or DEFA, said in brief statement Monday that it was “unable to agree terms” for the supply of gas with any bidder. […]
Cabin smoke forces flight back to Arizona; passengers unhurt
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 16:11:48 (2 hours ago) 

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A commercial flight headed to Los Angeles filled with smoke, turned around and made an emergency landing in Tucson, Arizona, where some passengers had to jump from the airplane to the runway. The United flight operated by SkyWest Airlines took off from the southern Arizona city Sunday morning. The cabin filled […]
Attorney General to visit 6 cities to highlight police work
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 16:11:48 (2 hours ago) 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement. The locations were chosen because they embody a particular trait of successful policing, such as effective use of data, strong community relationships or a commitment to officer safety, Lynch said Monday […]




Marshawn Lynch’s agent offers further confirmation of retirement
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 16:11:48 (2 hours ago) 

The agent for Marshawn Lynch, Doug Hendrickson, took to Twitter Monday to offer further confirmation of his client's intent to retire.
‘Good Wife’ creators welcome show’s end; possible spinoff?
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 16:11:48 (2 hours ago) 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Good Wife” creators Robert and Michelle King say they welcomed CBS’ decision to end the series, allowing them to write its final chapter. The Kings already had decided to exit as executive producers after this season, the seventh, leaving CBS to weigh whether to keep the critically acclaimed show afloat […]
DOJ agreement could cost Ferguson $3.7 million in first year
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 16:11:48 (2 hours ago) 

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — New estimates show Ferguson’s cost of implementing reforms spelled out in a consent agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice could approach $4 million in the first year alone. This further raises questions about whether the community thrust into the national spotlight after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown can […]
Gwyneth Paltrow testifies that Columbus man's letters were upsetting
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch Local and State News 2016-02-08 16:11:34 (2 hours ago) 
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-LOCAL","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-LOCAL"};Gwyneth Paltrow testified Monday in the trial of a Columbus man accused of stalking her, saying he sent her upsetting letters that contained threats and pornography. Dante Soiu is accused of stalking the Oscar-winning actress for 17 years, sending her 66 letters between 2009 and 2015.
Affidavit: Attack left Manziel's ex-girlfriend deaf in 1 ear
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-02-08 16:11:30 (2 hours ago) 




North Carolina seeks delay to fix 2 congressional districts
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-02-08 16:11:30 (2 hours ago) 
Despite defeat, NYC mayor vows to revive horse carriage deal
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-02-08 16:11:30 (2 hours ago) 
Stallone put Oscars attendance in Coogler's hands
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-02-08 16:11:30 (2 hours ago) 
Cabin smoke forces flight back to Arizona; passengers unhurt
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-02-08 16:11:30 (2 hours ago) 
Plants in Space: Photos by Gardening Astronauts
  Source: SPACE.com 2016-02-08 16:11:28 (2 hours ago) 
When NASA astronaut Scott Kelly announced the first zinnias blooming on the International Space Station, the project joined a long line of successful plants in space.




Cleveland Foundation to award scholarships
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-02-08 16:11:22 (2 hours ago) 
Modern-minded $120 million Metro bus maintenance facility opens in downtown LA
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2016-02-08 16:11:21 (2 hours ago) 

LOS ANGELES -- Metro buses have a sleek, new home in downtown Los Angeles with the opening of a $120 million maintenance facility at Vignes Street and Cesar E. Chavez Avenue.

About 200 compressed natural gas buses are sheltered, maintained and cleaned at the facility, which began operating Feb.

Correction: Genomic Comparison of Non-Typhoidal Salmonella enterica Serovars Typhimurium, Enteritidis, Heidelberg, Hadar and Kentucky Isolates from Broiler Chickens
  Source: PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles 2016-02-08 16:11:18 (2 hours ago) 

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Correction: GIS-based multi-criteria analysis for Arabica coffee expansion in Rwanda
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Pot fans, foes fume as Washington DC tests limits of high life
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 16:11:16 (2 hours ago) 




Pot fans, foes fume as Washington DC tests limits of high life
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 16:11:16 (2 hours ago) 
Mother Not Giving up Hope for Missing Teen
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2016-02-08 16:11:07 (2 hours ago) 
More than a month ago, Tyarra Williams, 19, simply disappeared.









Labor maintains pressure over Stuart Robert's China trip – politics live
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2016-02-08 16:10:49 (2 hours ago) 

Malcolm Turnbull faces pressure over the future of his junior minister, Stuart Robert, as well as calls from Indigenous leaders to engage and deliver comprehensive policy to address disadvantage. Labor is also on the hunt over health privatisation, while estimates hearings continue. All the developments from Canberra, live

9.02pm GMT

Good morning good people and welcome to Tuesday.

The prime minister has barely had time to clear the rowing machine and mop his brow before Labor is unloading on every open microphone about Turnbull’s (insert your adjective of choice) human services minister, Stuart Robert.

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David Cameron: EU membership gives UK information on terrorists
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2016-02-08 16:10:49 (2 hours ago) 

Downing Street also warned thousands of refugees could cross the Channel and claim asylum in southern England in the event of a UK exit

David Cameron said that membership of the European Union gives the UK vital information about “terrorists and criminals moving around Europe”, demonstrating that he intends to place the security concerns at the heart of his referendum campaign.

The remarks by the prime minister came hours after Downing Street warned that thousands of refugees could cross the Channel overnight and claim asylum in southern England in the event of a UK exit.

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Candidate shovels manure in TV ad
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-02-08 16:10:33 (2 hours ago) 

Tim Derickson is a candidate for Ohio's 8th Congressional District.

        




Chipotle guilty of discriminating against female workers
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-02-08 16:10:33 (2 hours ago) 

A federal jury in Cincinnati Monday decided Chipotle Mexican Grill wrongfully terminated three former general managers/

        
New cartel arrives on the scene in Mexico
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-02-08 16:10:29 (2 hours ago) 
Infamous Mexican state that was taken over briefly by fed-up armed vigilantes a few years ago now has a "New Family" cartel in the vacuum
Donald Trump: I told Tom Brady not to endorse me
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-02-08 16:10:29 (2 hours ago) 
The Republican candidate says he warned the football star that he could risk losing sponsors by endorsing him
Germany, Turkey vow diplomatic effort to end Aleppo violence
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 16:10:17 (2 hours ago) 
Super Bowl pushes box office down 8%
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 16:10:17 (2 hours ago) 





Oscars 2016: David vs. Goliath in best picture race
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 16:10:17 (2 hours ago) 
Chipotle urges workers to stay home if they're sick
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 16:10:17 (2 hours ago) 
Review: Coldplay lets Beyonce, Bruno Mars overshadow band
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 16:10:17 (2 hours ago) 
Mass. millennials make more than young workers in other states, but that still isn’t great
  Source: Boston.com -- Vermont news 2016-02-08 16:10:17 (2 hours ago) 









Cyprus Ends Tender for Medium-Term Gas Supply
  Source: ABC News: International 2016-02-08 16:10:02 (2 hours ago) 
Cyprus' Natural Gas Company says it has closed the book on a bid for suppliers of natural gas to fire up its main power station




St. Peters man charged with carjacking on SLU campus
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-02-08 16:10:02 (2 hours ago) 
Nicholas S. Rhodes, 28, of St. Peters, was charged with first-degree robbery, second-degree robbery and first-degree trespassing.
Hack Brief: FBI and DHS Are Targets in Employee Info Hack
  Source: WIRED 2016-02-08 16:02:26 (2 hours ago) 

The names, titles, and contact information of nearly 30,000 government employees has reportedly been compromised.

The post Hack Brief: FBI and DHS Are Targets in Employee Info Hack appeared first on WIRED.











Here’s How Chipotle’s Competitors Made Fun of Chipotle Today
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-02-08 16:02:16 (2 hours ago) 
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How Bush Finally Landed a Punch on Trump
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-02-08 16:02:16 (2 hours ago) 
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AdBlock Plus, websites draft peace deal so ads can bypass blockade
  Source: The Register 2016-02-08 16:02:07 (2 hours ago) 




Decision on Met boss Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe's contract could come this week
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-02-08 16:02:05 (2 hours ago) 

Boris Johnson thought to back one-year extension as force faces criticism over handling of historical sex abuse allegations

A decision on whether to extend Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe’s contract as commissioner of the Metropolitan police could come this week, as the prime minister appeared to give the embattled police chief his backing.

Theresa May, the home secretary, has to make the formal decision, although she has to consider the views of the mayor of London. Boris Johnson is understood to have recommended a one-year extension to Hogan-Howe’s existing five-year deal, which expires in September, while the Met chief wanted longer.

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Emily Thornberry clashes with Labour MPs over Trident
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-02-08 16:02:05 (2 hours ago) 

Shadow defence secretary heckled by colleagues after urging them to keep an open mind on replacing nuclear deterrent

Emily Thornberry, the shadow defence secretary, has clashed with Labour MPs after she urged them to keep an open mind on the replacement of the Trident nuclear deterrent.

The senior Labour MP, who is leading a review of the party’s defence policy, was heckled by colleagues at a meeting of the parliamentary party as she set out her progress so far and revealed she was not convinced by the current delivery system.

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Bikers for Trump: 'He'll get my vote because he's off his goddamn rocker'
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-02-08 16:02:05 (2 hours ago) 

Ahead of the New Hampshire primary, Adam Gabbatt went to the Chop Shop Pub in Seabrook and found out that the locals don’t mince words when asked why they’re rooting for The Donald

“There’s a guy here who’s not like us.”

Related: Trump and Sanders make final push on day before New Hampshire primary – live coverage

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Conservatives face possible inquiry after claims of byelection overspend
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-02-08 16:02:05 (2 hours ago) 

Channel 4 News reported it has hundreds of receipts which show undeclared expenditure during three byelection campaigns in 2014

The Conservatives are facing a possible inquiry by the electoral authorities after it was claimed the party had overspent by thousands of pounds in three separate byelections.

Channel 4 News reported on Monday that it has obtained hundreds of pages of receipts which show undeclared expenditure in 2014.

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Clinton Says All Republicans Would Be Bad for Women
  Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 2016-02-08 16:01:51 (2 hours ago) 

Hillary Clinton tells Cosmopolitan that she can’t decide which Republican presidential candidate would be the worst for young women.

Said Clinton: “It’s so hard to choose just one. Most of them have the wrong ideas about the economy, gun violence, criminal justice, voting rights, the environment—issues that shape women’s lives in all kinds of ways.”

She added: “It’s a nine-way tie.”

Osteoporosis: Are drugs the answer to all ailments?
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 16:01:50 (2 hours ago) 
Medicine is, for the most part, a highly successful enterprise. The everyday practice of sorting out what is amiss and putting it right is not difficult. The assessment of its efficacy is similarly straightforward - either the treatments work or they do not. What then to make of the following?
Wall St extends losses in broad selloff as worries continue
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 16:01:50 (2 hours ago) 
US stocks added to losses in late Monday trading in a broad selloff that drove financial, tech, consumer and materials indexes down more than 3 per cent amid persistent fears of a global slowdown.
Parking fail sees car plunge front-first into Wellington stream
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 16:01:50 (2 hours ago) 
Three workmates found themselves being treated for "scratches, bruises and shock" on Tuesday morning after their car plunged front-first into a culvert in Wellington's Ngauranga Gorge, wedging it vertically.
Gwyneth Paltrow posts Instagram selfie with daughter Apple
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 16:01:50 (2 hours ago) 
It feels like only yesterday actress Gwyneth Paltrow was making headlines for naming her daughter after a fruit. 




Live: Black Caps v Australia ODI series debrief
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 16:01:50 (2 hours ago) 
The Black Caps have retained the Chappell-Hadlee trophy with victory in the third ODI, but the win came in controversial fashion with Australia angered by the dismissal of million-dollar Mitchell Marsh.
WWE announces first New Zealand pro wrestling live show in five years
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 16:01:50 (2 hours ago) 
Fans of pro wrestling have a treat in store - the first WWE tour of New Zealand in five years.
Brendon McCullum: 'We appealed - surely the right decision has to be made'
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 16:01:50 (2 hours ago) 
Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum has replied to Australia counterpart Steve Smith's claim the New Zealanders did not appeal for the dismissal of all-rounder Mitchell Marsh in the series-deciding ODI in Hamilton.
Dog leaps through car window and mauls driver in Coromandel
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 16:01:50 (2 hours ago) 
A man suffered serious injuries after a dog jumped through a car window in Tairua, Coromandel, and mauled him.
Six weeks with no internet gave Houstons a problem
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 16:01:50 (2 hours ago) 
For the last six weeks, the Houstons of Geraldine have had a big problem; no internet at home.




Huge black marlin blows successful fisherman's mind
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 16:01:50 (2 hours ago) 
A Northland fisherman who pulled in a 364kg black marlin had his mind blown by the size of his catch.
'Truly terrifying': 4000-passenger Anthem of the Seas ship sails into mega storm
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 16:01:50 (2 hours ago) 
A massive storm exploded in intensity just off the south-east US coast, driving hurricane-force winds and whipping waves into a frenzy.
Super Bowl gets 111.9 million viewers, down from last year
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2016-02-08 16:01:50 (2 hours ago) 
Setting television viewership records with the Super Bowl has become almost routine, but this year's average of 111.9 million viewers for Denver's victory over Carolina is down from the past two years.
Authorities identify 2 men killed in southwest Ohio shooting
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-02-08 16:01:40 (2 hours ago) 
What it's like to dine at the world's oldest restaurant, Restaurant Botin in Madrid
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-02-08 16:01:40 (2 hours ago) 




Pot fans, foes fume as Washington DC tests limits of high life
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 16:01:33 (2 hours ago) 
Israel eyes more entry permits to Palestinian workers to douse tensions
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 16:01:32 (2 hours ago) 
Scientists investigate suspected meteorite death in southern India
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 16:01:32 (2 hours ago) 
Pot fans, foes fume as Washington DC tests limits of high life
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 16:01:32 (2 hours ago) 
The Clintons and New Hampshire Go Way Back
  Source: MSNBC.com: Politics 2016-02-08 16:01:21 (2 hours ago) 
New Hampshire is the third campaign Bill and Hillary Clinton have fought there and in the final hours leading up to the Granite State's primary













Bill Clinton Keeps Pressure on Bernie Sanders
  Source: MSNBC.com: Politics 2016-02-08 16:01:21 (2 hours ago) 
Bill Clinton was not letting up his attacks on Bernie Sanders the day before New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary.









Michoacan in Mexico gets yet another new cartel
  Source: More from World - CBS News 2016-02-08 16:01:18 (2 hours ago) 
Infamous Mexican state that was taken over briefly by fed-up armed vigilantes a few years ago now has a "New Family" cartel in the vacuum
5 Things to Know About Zika Virus
  Source: LiveScience.com 2016-02-08 16:01:13 (2 hours ago) 
The outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus throughout parts of the Americas has raised international concern because of the virus's possible connection to a neurological birth defect called microcephaly. Here are 5 important things to know about Zika.
Man's Persistent Hiccups Were Caused by Large Tumor
  Source: LiveScience.com 2016-02-08 16:01:13 (2 hours ago) 
A 35-year-old guy had hiccups that just would not go away. Turns out, there's a was large tumor pressing on a nerve.
It's Tax Refund Season...Time To Buy a Drone! 
  Source: Lifehacker 2016-02-08 16:01:12 (2 hours ago) 

You want a drone. Everyone wants a drone. Now, your tax refund is on the way, and the best drones are on sale...how fortuitous.

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Even More Evidence BMI Isn’t a Good Measure of Health
  Source: Lifehacker 2016-02-08 16:01:12 (2 hours ago) 

We already knew BMI isn’t a great measure of whether a person is fat or not , but now a study confirms that it’s not a good measure of health either.

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Decision on Met boss Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe's contract could come this week
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-02-08 16:00:52 (2 hours ago) 

Boris Johnson thought to back one-year extension as force faces criticism over handling of historical sex abuse allegations

A decision on whether to extend Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe’s contract as commissioner of the Metropolitan police could come this week, as the prime minister appeared to give the embattled police chief his backing.

Theresa May, the home secretary, has to make the formal decision, although she has to consider the views of the mayor of London. Boris Johnson is understood to have recommended a one-year extension to Hogan-Howe’s existing five-year deal, which expires in September, while the Met chief wanted longer.

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Emily Thornberry clashes with Labour MPs over Trident
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-02-08 16:00:52 (2 hours ago) 

Shadow defence secretary heckled by colleagues after urging them to keep an open mind on replacing nuclear deterrent

Emily Thornberry, the shadow defence secretary, has clashed with Labour MPs after she urged them to keep an open mind on the replacement of the Trident nuclear deterrent.

The senior Labour MP, who is leading a review of the party’s defence policy, was heckled by colleagues at a meeting of the parliamentary party as she set out her progress so far and revealed she was not convinced by the current delivery system.

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Bikers for Trump: 'He'll get my vote because he's off his goddamn rocker'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-02-08 16:00:52 (2 hours ago) 

Ahead of the New Hampshire primary, Adam Gabbatt went to the Chop Shop Pub in Seabrook and found out that the locals don’t mince words when asked why they’re rooting for The Donald

“There’s a guy here who’s not like us.”

Related: Trump and Sanders make final push on day before New Hampshire primary – live coverage

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Conservatives face possible inquiry after claims of byelection overspend
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2016-02-08 16:00:52 (2 hours ago) 

Channel 4 News reported it has hundreds of receipts which show undeclared expenditure during three byelection campaigns in 2014

The Conservatives are facing a possible inquiry by the electoral authorities after it was claimed the party had overspent by thousands of pounds in three separate byelections.

Channel 4 News reported on Monday that it has obtained hundreds of pages of receipts which show undeclared expenditure in 2014.

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Exiqon Q4 Revenues Jump 36 Percent
  Source: GenomeWeb Daily News 2016-02-08 16:00:51 (2 hours ago) 
Examining popularity of Donald Trump
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-02-08 16:00:48 (2 hours ago) 

Donald Trump’s historic rise as a political candidate has the pundits and pollsters searching for explanations.

Pollster Nate Silver has three theories for the rise of Donald Trump.

1. Trump reflects a populist revolt against the establishment. Two losses to Barack Obama has soured many Republicans on the establishment choice.

2. There is a vacuum at the top of the party. This is an irony since the GOP has swept local and state races in recent years.

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Lead Letter: A defense of Wounded Warriors
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-02-08 16:00:48 (2 hours ago) 

“You have to be kidding!” That was my reaction to the claims that the Wounded Warrior project was anything less than the well-run, results-accomplishing program I know it to be.

I had been working with this marvelous group for the last few years.

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Letters: State may pass HRO bill
  Source: Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL 2016-02-08 16:00:48 (2 hours ago) 

RIP BILL BIRCHFIELD

A fine gentleman

Sunday’s article on the achievements of recently departed statesman and lawyer Bill Birchfield regretfully omitted the fact that he was one of the finest, kindest, most humble, decent and respected gentlemen ever to grace our city.

He will be greatly missed.

Steve Rohan, Jacksonville

SELLING PUBLIC PARKS

It may be necessary

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Florida has 30 of world record 98 unprovoked shark attacks in 2015
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2016-02-08 16:00:29 (2 hours ago) 

Florida had 30 of the record 98 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide in 2015, according to figures announced Monday by the International Shark Attack File.

The U.S. had 59 attacks for the year, with Australia and South Africa trailing with 18 and 8 reported attacks, respectively.

"The situation with...





Mass. millennials make more than young workers in other states, but that still isn’t great
  Source: Boston.com -- Vermont news 2016-02-08 16:00:28 (2 hours ago) 









How America's presidents started cashing out
  Source: Boing Boing 2016-02-08 16:00:24 (2 hours ago) 

Right up until Gerry Ford, American presidents routinely refused any kind of directorships, paid lecture tours, or other opportunities to commercialize the office -- instead, they relied upon the generous presidential pension, currently at $200k/year plus a staff and expenses. (more…)

US to help S Korea missile defence
  Source: BBC News - US & Canada 2016-02-08 16:00:23 (2 hours ago) 
The US will help South Korea deploy an advanced missile defence system as soon as possible, officials from the Pentagon have said.
Hillary Clinton's problem with women
  Source: BBC News - Home 2016-02-08 16:00:23 (2 hours ago) 
Hillary Clinton has a problem with women and especially younger women.
Jazan refinery: Petrofac awards contract to Bertin Technologies
  Source: ArabNews 2016-02-08 16:00:21 (2 hours ago) 
Mon, 2016-02-08 23:03

JEDDAH: Petrofac, a leading service provider to the international oil and gas industry, awarded a contract to Bertin Technologies, a subsidiary of CNIM group, to supply, install and commission a...





Sipchem pays $100m to raise stakes in 2 units
  Source: ArabNews 2016-02-08 16:00:21 (2 hours ago) 
Mon, 2016-02-08 23:03

JEDDAH: Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) said it has paid 375.3 million riyals ($100.1 million) to raise its stake in two subsidiaries.
The firm will buy stakes owned by Kuwait...

Oil prices fall 2%
  Source: ArabNews 2016-02-08 16:00:21 (2 hours ago) 
Mon, 2016-02-08 23:03

NEW YORK: Crude oil prices fell 2 percent on Monday as supply overhang concerns grew after a Saudi-Venezuela meeting on Sunday showed few signs of coordination to boost prices.
Brent futures...

India’s economy grows 7.3% in Q3
  Source: ArabNews 2016-02-08 16:00:21 (2 hours ago) 
Mon, 2016-02-08 23:03

NEW DELHI: India’s economy grew 7.3 percent in the third quarter of the financial year, official data showed, a slowdown from the previous quarter but beating analysts’ expectations.
The year...

Majid Al-Futtaim to invest SR14bn in 2 Riyadh mall projects
  Source: ArabNews 2016-02-08 16:00:21 (2 hours ago) 
Mon, 2016-02-08 23:03

RIYADH: Majid Al-Futtaim, a leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), has announced plans to develop two new landmark shopping malls in...

Saudi stocks edge up in volatile trade
  Source: ArabNews 2016-02-08 16:00:21 (2 hours ago) 
Mon, 2016-02-08 23:03

JEDDAH: Several major stock markets in the Middle East rose on Monday as local investors bought back shares, though blue-chip banks weighed on Abu Dhabi.

Equity markets in the region,...





Riyadh-Ankara partnership
  Source: ArabNews 2016-02-08 16:00:21 (2 hours ago) 
Mon, 2016-02-08 23:04

This is with reference to the report “Turkey: Stretched to limit, but won’t say not to refugees” (Feb. 8). The role of Turkey in helping Syrian refugees is commendable. Despite all the economic...

Iranian follies
  Source: ArabNews 2016-02-08 16:00:21 (2 hours ago) 
Mon, 2016-02-08 23:05

The article by Amir Taheri “Iran chasing a mirage” (Feb. 8) made a lot of sense. He presented the scenario in its proper context. Iran is really chasing a mirage. The current situation should not...

Now it’s Zika
  Source: ArabNews 2016-02-08 16:00:21 (2 hours ago) 
Mon, 2016-02-08 23:05

This is with reference to the article “Prevention is better than cure” (Feb. 8) by Saad Al-Dosari. We are already fighting an invisible enemy known to the world as MERS. We seriously don’t want...

Diversification of economy
  Source: ArabNews 2016-02-08 16:00:21 (2 hours ago) 
Mon, 2016-02-08 23:06

I read with interest the article “Make hay while the sun shines” (Feb. 8) by Alaa Alghamdi. I agree with the writer that the Kingdom is still in a good position to diversify its economy and do...

The Latest: SC gets burst of Trump ads this week
  Source: AP Top Political News 2016-02-08 16:00:19 (2 hours ago) 
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- The Latest on the race for the White House with one day to go until the New Hampshire primary (all times local):...




Feds: Army Deserter Who Supported IS Faces Gun Charges
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2016-02-08 16:00:02 (2 hours ago) 
Federal prosecutors say a Washington state Army deserter who made statements supporting fighters from the Islamic State group has been charged with illegally possessing firearms, including a machine gun
Famed investor Carl Icahn feeling oil pain
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-02-08 15:51:56 (2 hours ago) 

Chesapeake Energy's shares dropped 50% on rumors of bankruptcy, which Chesapeake denied.

       
Watch: Mother panda helps her cub Bei Bei climb down a tree at National Zoo
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-02-08 15:51:56 (2 hours ago) 

Bei Bei is bae.

       
Iowa governor hopes Democrats evaluate caucus processes
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2016-02-08 15:51:56 (2 hours ago) 

Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday the Iowa Democratic Party should consider evaluating its caucus processes after a number of ...

       
FAA: More registered drone operators than licensed pilots
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-02-08 15:51:45 (2 hours ago) 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says there are now more registered drone operators in the U.S. than there are licensed pilots. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told a legal forum on Monday that the agency passed the milestone last week when it topped 325,000 registered drone owners. There are 320,000 licensed pilots of manned […]




Photography business set up under Casey Anthony’s name
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-02-08 15:51:45 (2 hours ago) 

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A photography business has been set up in South Florida under Casey Anthony’s name, and an address listed for the business belongs to a private investigator with ties to the mother acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter. Documents filed with the Florida Division of Corporations show that Case Photography, […]
Glass art by Dale Chihuly stolen in St. Petersburg
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2016-02-08 15:51:45 (2 hours ago) 

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a piece of glass art by artist Dale Chihuly worth as much as $25,000 is missing from a Tampa Bay area gallery. Police say staff at the Chihuly Gallery in downtown St. Petersburg noticed the piece was missing Monday morning. Staff members think it was stolen sometime Sunday […]
FAA: More registered drone operators than licensed pilots
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 15:51:41 (2 hours ago) 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says there are now more registered drone operators in the U.S. than there are licensed pilots. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told a legal forum on Monday that the agency passed the milestone last week when it topped 325,000 registered drone owners. There are 320,000 licensed pilots of manned […]
Photography business set up under Casey Anthony’s name
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 15:51:41 (2 hours ago) 

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A photography business has been set up in South Florida under Casey Anthony’s name, and an address listed for the business belongs to a private investigator with ties to the mother acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter. Documents filed with the Florida Division of Corporations show that Case Photography, […]
Glass art by Dale Chihuly stolen in St. Petersburg
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2016-02-08 15:51:41 (2 hours ago) 

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a piece of glass art by artist Dale Chihuly worth as much as $25,000 is missing from a Tampa Bay area gallery. Police say staff at the Chihuly Gallery in downtown St. Petersburg noticed the piece was missing Monday morning. Staff members think it was stolen sometime Sunday […]




AdBlock Plus, websites draft peace deal so ads can bypass blockade
  Source: The Register 2016-02-08 15:51:39 (2 hours ago) 
Eyeo, publishers said to be locked in talks on allowing some banners to appear in browsers

The developer of AdBlock Plus is in talks with website owners to seal a deal that would allow some adverts to bypass the ad-blocker and appear in people's browsers.…

Feds: Army deserter who supported IS faces gun charges
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-02-08 15:51:22 (2 hours ago) 
Photography business set up under Casey Anthony's name
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-02-08 15:51:22 (2 hours ago) 
MLB player Delmon Young charged with attacking attendant
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2016-02-08 15:51:22 (2 hours ago) 
GitHub Open Sources Their Internal Testing Tool
  Source: Slashdot 2016-02-08 15:51:20 (2 hours ago) 
destinyland writes: Last week GitHub released a new open source tool called Scientist, a Ruby-based library they've been using in-house for several years. "It's the most terrifying moment when you flip the switch,"GitHub engineer Jesse Toth told one technology reporter, who notes that the tool is targeted at developers transitioning from a legacy system. "Scientist was born when GitHub engineers needed to rewrite the permissions code — one of the most critical systems in the GitHub application." The tool measures execution duration and other metrics for both test and production code during runtime, and Toth reports that they're now also developing new versions in Node.js, C#, and .Net..

Read more of this story at Slashdot.





Feds: Man caught with auto AK-47 called for killing non-Muslims
  Source: seattlepi.com: Local News 2016-02-08 15:51:17 (2 hours ago) 

A southwest Washington man accused of collecting firearms while praising extremists has been charged with gun crimes.

Israel eyes more entry permits to Palestinian workers to douse tensions
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 15:51:06 (2 hours ago) 
Scientists investigate suspected meteorite death in southern India
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 15:51:06 (2 hours ago) 
Pot fans, foes fume as Washington DC tests limits of high life
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 15:51:06 (2 hours ago) 
Israel eyes more entry permits to Palestinian workers to douse tensions
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 15:51:06 (2 hours ago) 




Scientists investigate suspected meteorite death in southern India
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 15:51:06 (2 hours ago) 
Pot fans, foes fume as Washington DC tests limits of high life
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 15:51:06 (2 hours ago) 
Presidential candidates use the emotional power of music to woo voters
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 15:51:06 (2 hours ago) 
Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign had a winning musical message. When he chose Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" as his unofficial theme song, it became the sound track for a political moment. It captured a certain optimism, which in turn helped capture high office for the man smart enough to approve this message.
Creato pleads not guilty in son's killing
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 15:51:04 (2 hours ago) 
David "D.J." Creato Jr., the Haddon Township father accused of killing his 3-year-old son, Brendan, entered a plea of not guilty at a brief court hearing Monday, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said, and will have another status hearing in March.
Temple employee found dead at work
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 15:51:04 (2 hours ago) 
Pat Williams, 64, a longtime employee of Temple University, was found dead Monday morning on the ninth floor of Gladfelter Hall.




Photos@Philly: February 7, 2016
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 15:51:04 (2 hours ago) 
Selected images by our staff photojournalists from the week of February 1 - 7, 2016.
Piezoelectric Batteries (note) [Reverend_Cobol]
  Source: Halfbakery: recent ideas 2016-02-08 15:50:46 (2 hours ago) 
Indigenous reconciliation report finds deep support but 'piecemeal' policies
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2016-02-08 15:50:41 (2 hours ago) 

Community backing for reconciliation is up, State of Reconciliation report says, as it urges comprehensive action on stolen generations and deaths in custody

Thirty per cent of the general Australian community socialise with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and while support for reconciliation is increasing, the government needs a more focused approach, a report has found.

The latest State of Reconciliation in Australia report was released on Tuesday and found while government intentions for Indigenous Australians were sound, it was taking a “piecemeal” approach in policy.

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Decision on extending Met boss Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe's contract could come this week
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2016-02-08 15:50:41 (2 hours ago) 

London mayor Boris Johnson thought to have recommended one-year extension as several Tories criticise force over handling of historical sex abuse allegations

A decision on whether to extend Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe’s contract as commissioner of the Metropolitan police could come this week, as the prime minister appeared to give the embattled police chief his backing.

Theresa May, the home secretary, has to make the formal decision, although she has to consider the views of the mayor of London. Boris Johnson is understood to have recommended a one-year extension to Hogan-Howe’s existing five-year deal which expires in September, while the Met chief wanted longer.

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Bikers for Trump: 'He'll get my vote because he's off his goddamn rocker'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2016-02-08 15:50:41 (2 hours ago) 

Ahead of the New Hampshire primary, Adam Gabbatt went to the Chop Shop Pub in Seabrook and found out that the locals don’t mince words when asked why they’re rooting for The Donald

“There’s a guy here who’s not like us.”

Related: Trump and Sanders make final push on day before New Hampshire primary – live coverage

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Cincinnati picks new urban conservator
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-02-08 15:50:26 (2 hours ago) 

There has been a change in watch over Cincinnati's historic buildings and their new steward is familiar with the region.

        
Escalating problem with teens at Northgate Mall
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2016-02-08 15:50:26 (2 hours ago) 

Police are seeing an increase in problems with juveniles at Northgate Mall

        
Concussion linked to higher risk of suicide
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2016-02-08 15:50:22 (2 hours ago) 
Years after a head injury, people may be at higher risk of taking their own life
Providence says goodbye to colorful ex-Mayor Buddy Cianci
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 15:50:18 (2 hours ago) 
Gwyneth Paltrow testifies that man's letters were upsetting
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 15:50:18 (2 hours ago) 




'Black-ish' to take on police brutality
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 15:50:18 (2 hours ago) 
Bruins looking forward to return of Milan Lucic
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 15:50:18 (2 hours ago) 
The Latest: 3 NH towns cast first votes of primary
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 15:50:18 (2 hours ago) 
Oscars still have long way to go on gender equality
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2016-02-08 15:50:18 (2 hours ago) 

Mass. millennials make more than young workers in other states, but that still isn’t great
  Source: Boston.com -- Vermont news 2016-02-08 15:50:18 (2 hours ago) 













Super Bowl gets 111.9 million viewers, down from last year
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2016-02-08 15:50:17 (2 hours ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) -- Setting television viewership records with the Super Bowl has become almost routine, but this year's average of 111.9 million viewers for Denver's victory over Carolina is down from the past two years....
Police program helped Illinois man who prostituted teen
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-02-08 15:50:03 (2 hours ago) 
Peoria's Don't Shoot initiative was used to set up an  apartment where up to six men a day paid to have sex with a 16-year-old girl.
At least 30 injured, several critically, in Connectiicut bus crash
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-02-08 15:50:03 (2 hours ago) 
The bus, which was on its way from New York City to the Mohegan Sun casino
'Serial' takes the stand: How a podcast became a character in its own narrative
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-02-08 15:50:03 (2 hours ago) 
Would the hearing have happened without "Serial"? Would it have resulted in a fraction of the media attention and public awareness?
Report: Cuba's Gourriel brothers attempt leap to majors
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2016-02-08 15:50:03 (2 hours ago) 
During MLB's goodwill visit to Havana in December, Lourdes Jr., the youngest of Cuban baseball's first family, spoke about his 'dream' of playing in majors.




Clinton: Sanders Accepted Wall Street Money Too, Indirectly
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-02-08 15:42:28 (2 hours ago) 
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Trump: ‘Every Single’ Person Obama Released Will Sell Drugs Again
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-02-08 15:42:28 (2 hours ago) 
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A New Cause of Lyme Disease Has Been Discovered
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2016-02-08 15:42:28 (2 hours ago) 
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Imation flogs off IronKey to Kingston
  Source: The Register 2016-02-08 15:42:19 (2 hours ago) 
20th Century Fox loses appeal in Glee trademark row
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-02-08 15:42:18 (2 hours ago) 

British comedy business the Glee Club had claimed victory in 2014 after a judge ruled its trademark had been infringed

It has been presented as a David and Goliath battle – pitting a chain of UK comedy clubs against 20th Century Fox, the makers of Glee.

But in the latest development, it was the US film studio that was largely left to lick its wounds after losing the first round of an appeal court battle against a ruling that the programme’s name must be changed.

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Saudi billionaire denied diplomatic immunity in UK maintenance battle
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-02-08 15:42:18 (2 hours ago) 

Judge finds Sheikh Walid Juffali’s defence that he was shielded from courts ‘spurious’ in dispute with ex-wife Christina Estrada

A Saudi billionaire’s plea of diplomatic immunity, exploited to avoid his former wife’s claim for maintenance, has been branded as “spurious” and struck down by the high court.

Christina Estrada, a one-time Pirelli calendar girl, is seeking a multimillion-pound share of Sheikh Walid Juffali’s estimated £4bn fortune after 13 years of marriage and the birth of a daughter.

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Super Bowl 50 was billed as Newton v Manning – but the defenses tore up the script
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-02-08 15:42:18 (2 hours ago) 

Neither quarterback threw a touchdown, and we saw a Super Bowl record 12 sacks. It wasn’t pretty, but this was a night to savor two tremendous defenses

In the aftermath of the Denver Broncos’ 24-10 win over the Carolina Panthers, the voters would have loved to award the MVP trophy to Peyton Manning. They even had a statement written in advance, just in case the opportunity presented itself. It would have been a great moment: one of the greatest players in league history winning the Super Bowl MVP in what could be the final game of his career.

Related: Cam Newton sulked after losing Super Bowl 50 – and that’s OK | Bryan Armen Graham

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Renault’s F1 driver Jolyon Palmer: ‘I’m looking forward to going toe to toe with the best drivers in the world’
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-02-08 15:42:18 (2 hours ago) 

As Jolyon Palmer prepares to make his Formula One debut with Renault, following in the tyre tracks of his father Jonathan, he is relishing the wheel-to-wheel cut and thrust to come

The tricolour flutters in very English Enstone this morning. Brexit supporters would be traumatised by the effrontery. Just up the road there are the glories of Warwickshire and Worcestershire, so you can almost whiff Ambridge, while Elgar and the Bard of Avon dashed off their concertos and sonnets nearby.

The patriot, then, would be relieved to discover that the new Formula One driver, Jolyon Palmer, is exceedingly English. The son of another F1 man, Jonathan Palmer, he is Cranleigh School educated and lives in London while his rivals swank in Monaco. “I love living in England,” he says. “I don’t want to escape. Living in Oxford would be easier for the team but I enjoy being in Clapham, and I’ll be staying for the foreseeable future.” The French flag flies behind him because some Renault bigwigs were at Enstone’s Whiteways Technical Centre recently, following the painfully protracted takeover of the old Lotus team.

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Tottenham’s title challenge is a fairytale too – but don’t shout about it | Amy Lawrence
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-02-08 15:42:18 (2 hours ago) 
Tottenham winning the Premier League would be almost as remarkable as a triumph for Leicester City, and the fans dare not mention the t-word as the side go about their business efficiently under the radar

The last time Roma won the Serie A title, in 2001, in the weeks leading up to their coronation most supporters did not even dare talk about the possibility of winning it. They would not even say the word scudetto, the regular expression to denote Italian champions, as if by command from the highest overlords of superstition. They said “trukke trukke”, a catchphrase that loosely refers to a thing. It took on a life of its own. Everyone knew what they were talking about but nobody dared say it properly out loud.

Related: Premier League: 10 talking points from this weekend’s action

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Roaches to the rescue: insect provides blueprint for robotic first responder
  Source: The Guardian World News 2016-02-08 15:42:18 (2 hours ago) 

Researchers at University of California at Berkeley are developing a mechanical roach after finding its exoskeleton is uniquely suited to fitting into small spaces

Search and rescue missions of the future could be led by a horde of robot cockroaches, with US researchers developing a mechanical version of the reviled insect in order to serve the whims of its human overlords.

A University of California at Berkeley team found that cockroaches, despite their reputation as unwanted vermin, are superbly adaptable creatures able to contort their bodies to fit into various small and awkward spaces.

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Bonus Quote of the Day
  Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 2016-02-08 15:42:07 (2 hours ago) 

“I thought it was really weird.”

— Jeb Bush, quoted by Politico, on Sen. Marco Rubio repeating the same line many times during the last GOP debate.

Bush Would ‘Eliminate’ Citizens United
  Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 2016-02-08 15:42:07 (2 hours ago) 

Jeb Bush said that he “would push to reverse the Supreme Court decision paving the way for super PACs that spend big money backing candidates — including himself,” The Hill reports.

Said Bush: “If I could do it all again I’d eliminate the Supreme Court ruling… This is a ridiculous system we have now where you have campaigns that struggle to raise money directly and they can’t be held accountable for the spending of the super PAC that’s their affiliate.”

Snowstorm Threatens Final Day of Campaigning
  Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 2016-02-08 15:42:07 (2 hours ago) 

“Presidential candidates spent the final day before the New Hampshire primary election racing across the state, anxiously making their final appeals to voters and attacking each other in increasingly meanspirited terms,” the New York Times reports.

“With a snowstorm bearing down on the Granite State and threatening to derail the final crush of campaign events on Monday, Republicans jockeyed for position in the hope of outperforming recent polls that suggest that Donald J. Trump is the favorite to win the state, with Sen. Marco Rubio and a glut of establishment candidates locked in a battle for second place.”

Clinton Mulls Staff Shake Up
  Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 2016-02-08 15:42:07 (2 hours ago) 

“Hillary and Bill Clinton are so dissatisfied with their campaign’s messaging and digital operations they are considering staffing and strategy changes after what’s expected to be a loss in Tuesday’s primary here,” Politico reports.

“The Clintons — stung by her narrow victory in Iowa — had been planning to reassess staffing at the campaign’s Brooklyn headquarters after the first four primaries, but the Clintons have become increasingly caustic in their criticism of aides and demanded the reassessment soon.”

Christie Keeps Pounding Rubio
  Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 2016-02-08 15:42:07 (2 hours ago) 

Gov. Chris Christie said that Hilary Clinton would eat his rival Sen. Marco Rubio alive if the two were to go head-to-head in the general election, TPM reports.

Said Christie: “You can’t put an amateur on the debate stage. She will eat him alive.”





Kiwis' KFC wedding pictures
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 15:42:06 (2 hours ago) 
Colonel Sanders watched on and the smell of fried chicken doubtlessly hung in the air as a Wellington man marked the big day.
Watch this super mum get her four kids ready for bed
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 15:42:06 (2 hours ago) 
Want a quick look at the kind of insane juggling mums do on a daily basis? Then look at this video from Canadian mother of four Corrie-Lynn Whyte, gasp and burst into well-deserved applause.
Recipe: Healthy chocolate brownies
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 15:42:06 (2 hours ago) 
If you have a sweet tooth but are trying to be healthy for the new year, these are your go-to brownies. Yams (or sweet potatoes, whatever your fancy) make it sweet and dense, and creator of the recipe, Carla McMillan, resident healthy cook at Bodypass, suggests serving with a dollop of Greek yoghurt or coconut yoghurt and berries for extra punch.
Orca bring Taranaki beaches to standstill on Waitangi Monday
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2016-02-08 15:42:06 (2 hours ago) 
Twins Roxane and Melissa Pohe's fifth birthday was already going well when a pod of orcas turned up to make it better.
Chipotle urges workers to stay home if they're sick
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2016-02-08 15:42:05 (2 hours ago) 
Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick and the restaurant chain kept all its U.S. locations shuttered early Monday as executives went over new food safety procedures.




Police: Remains of Mansfield woman found at several locations
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2016-02-08 15:41:55 (2 hours ago) 
A look back at the 9th episode from each season of 'Game of Thrones' (photos)
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2016-02-08 15:41:54 (2 hours ago) 
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Fans of the 'Game of Thrones' television series know that the ninth episode of each season always contains some shocking event - usually the death of a major character - building momentum for the season finale. There...
Basics: New Ways Into the Brain’s ‘Music Room’
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2016-02-08 15:41:50 (2 hours ago) 
M.I.T. researchers have devised a radical approach to brain imaging that reveals what past studies missed about neural responses to music.









Israel eyes more entry permits to Palestinian workers to douse tensions
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 15:41:49 (2 hours ago) 
Scientists investigate suspected meteorite death in southern India
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 15:41:49 (2 hours ago) 




Pot fans, foes fume as Washington DC tests limits of high life
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 15:41:49 (2 hours ago) 
Presidential candidates use the emotional power of music to woo voters
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 15:41:49 (2 hours ago) 
Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign had a winning musical message. When he chose Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" as his unofficial theme song, it became the sound track for a political moment. It captured a certain optimism, which in turn helped capture high office for the man smart enough to approve this message.
Israel eyes more entry permits to Palestinian workers to douse tensions
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 15:41:48 (2 hours ago) 
Scientists investigate suspected meteorite death in southern India
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 15:41:48 (2 hours ago) 
Pot fans, foes fume as Washington DC tests limits of high life
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2016-02-08 15:41:48 (2 hours ago) 




Mourners remember Michael Feeney, 32, as passionate, kind
  Source: New York News - NY Daily News 2016-02-08 15:41:44 (2 hours ago) 
For once, he was bigger than the story.








Dow Jones Briefly Down 400 Points, Gold Surges
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2016-02-08 15:41:42 (2 hours ago) 
U.S. stocks fell sharply on Monday as falling oil prices, U.S. rate increase worries and a weak overseas backdrop weighed on investors.









Parents of 2-Year-Old With Lead Poisoning Sue Flint
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2016-02-08 15:41:42 (2 hours ago) 
Sophia Rodriguez Waid had elevated lead levels in her blood.









Starbucks Responds to Sign Banning Women From Saudi Store
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2016-02-08 15:41:42 (2 hours ago) 
A Starbucks spokeswoman told NBC News the store in Riyadh has been renovated to include a "gender wall."









Christie Gets Down on One Knee for Undecided Voter
  Source: MSNBC.com: Politics 2016-02-08 15:41:37 (2 hours ago) 
Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie attempts to woo an undecided voter in Hudson, N.H., before Tuesday's primary.













Tales From the Trail: Freezing for Trump