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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

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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
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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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Poll: GOP establishment candidates falling
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2015-08-16 12:30:33 (2 weeks ago) 
A trio of Republican establishment favorites -- Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio -- are all losing ground in the party's 2016 presidential field, a new Fox News poll shows.






One killed, one injured in overnight shootings
  Source: baltimoresun.com - news 2015-08-16 12:30:23 (2 weeks ago) 
Two men were shot, one fatally, in separate incidents in Baltimore early Sunday, police said.








The new, underground sport of first-person drone racing
  Source: Ars Technica 2015-08-16 12:30:22 (2 weeks ago) 

If you hadn't noticed, drones and quadcopters are rather popular right now. Hardly a day goes by without some kind of automated or remotely piloted aircraft somehow causing a ruckus, or providing a new way for militaries and cinematographers alike to get the shot they need. What you might not have noticed, however, is that there is an underground movement to turn drone flying into a sport.

Known as FPV (first-person view) drone racing, or sometimes FPV quadcopter racing, the sport involves building and modifying quadcopters for speed and manoeuvrability, adding a virtual reality-style headset with a live video feed from the drone, and then finding safe and legal places to fly. Racers compete in heats or time trials, speeding around courses at anything up to 60mph (100km/h)—and having a load of fun in the process. This sport, which seems to appeal to aspiring pilots, makers, and computer game fans alike, has all the adrenaline of flight, while also providing enough crashes, smashes, and collisions to keep even the most ardent sports fans happy.

For the past three months, I've been photographing the fledgling sport at various locations throughout the UK. I've found that there is much more to it than a bunch of geeks comparing voltage signals or PID settings in the woods on a Sunday.

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Backpage ad site: Aider of traffickers, or way to stop them?
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Trump joining long list of celebrities with NYC jury duty
  Source: AP Top Political News 2015-08-16 12:30:21 (2 weeks ago) 
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  Source: AP Top News 2015-08-16 12:30:21 (2 weeks ago) 
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This is the Laziest Rhyme in All of Songwriting History and Great Artists Use it All the Time
  Source: AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed 2015-08-16 12:30:20 (2 weeks ago) 
Rock needs a little infusion of hip-hop discipline to keep songwriters away from this trite faux pas.

I should probably start this by saying that I am not and have never been a songwriter. Or a singer. Or talented. Years ago, I wrote a few records for my then gal’s punk rock band but they were of the variety of: “Let’s go down to St. Marks place/punch somebody in the face.” For 17 years, since the winter of 1997, I have been surrounded by actual musicians. I’ve been in studios and on buses and in dressing rooms, and I’ve watched them struggle to create great songs. I’ve also seen them take the path of least resistance and settle for merely finished songs. Since I’m more of a profiler and an essayist when it comes to my place in the ecosystem of rock journalists, I have never really had cause to criticize, but I happened to be watching an old episode of “The West Wing” late one night. “The West Wing” has become a form of meditation for me. It’s always on — a soothing loop — and I don’t like to unplug from it, especially after a day of writing.  It was the “King Corn” episode, if you’re familiar with the show, and in it, the long unfolding romance between Josh and his assistant Donna finally seems to be coming into flower once she left the Wing and went on the road campaigning for the vice president, “Bingo Bob.”

The music they chose to underscore the tension in a key scene in “King Corn” just happens to be an old Ryan Adams song from his 2002 “Demolition” album. Now, let me say that I think Ryan Adams, whom I used to know in my professional capacity as a rock writer and whom I have not seen in over a decade, is a true artist. Some of his songs are among my favorites (“Cold Roses,” most of “Heartbreaker,” less of “Gold” but still quite a bit of it, you get the idea). Anyway, Josh, weary from trying to elevate Matt Santos, is going to bed alone even though he wants Donna there in those clean hotel sheets, and Donna is likely thinking the same and over it all, and the sad hum of the generic hotel by night, one of hundreds they’ve checked into, we must hear Ryan sing these lines: “What is this fire? Burning slowly. My one and only. Desire.” Well, it took me right out of my great Sorkin “om” and back into the cold, oppressive city and a long, lonely night of my own.

Of course, to Adams “fire” and “desire” may be the perfect rhyme. Most musicians, I’ve learned, write the lyrics last, and he might have just been feeling the music early and felt like “desire” was meant to be exactly where it was. Yes, maybe he liked the way fire and desire sounded in his mouth and looked on a page or a studio chalkboard, the way they generally fit like a pair of lovebirds on a perch. Fire and desire. Especially when punctuated by a mournful harmonica, which is definitely not a cliché in a Ryan Adams song (definitely). Or maybe he wanted to get wasted or laid and did not give a shit. I can’t really tell. I’m split. My cynical side, well you know what it says, but the mystery, the voodoo, the alchemy of the art of songwriting prevents me from determining one way or another. You’d have to ask him and hope he’d be honest. Which he probably wouldn’t.

The next day I reached out to a mentor of mine, a slightly older rock critic (and one of my old bosses). I asked him what was up with the whole “fire and desire thing,” and let him know that I would be writing about it. Fire. Desire. When did they first do their dance? Was it in classical poetry? Did it crawl up into a blues song from a Delta murk? I even emailed the great Greil Marcus — the great Greil never replied, but my ex-EIC and mentor seized on the question. It seemed to trigger something in him as well. We agreed that there are some songs where “fire” could only ever be the key rhyme. The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s “Fire,” for example. Jimi seems to sell it by sheer style points alone and it’s hard to deny his “itchin’ desire” and its need to be scratched fast.  Maybe Jimi is singing to a man, but most likely it’s a woman in crushed velvet flares who smells like musk or hash or cloves. But what is a woman’s “fire”? Don’t we all come with the same internal temperature? Hey, 98.6 — it’s good to have you back again.

Is it the fire in the belly? The reproductive organs? Is it the body temperature that rises up during sex and makes us sweat?   If so, don’t men have internal fires as well? Doesn’t everyone? And therefore how can singing of this be special? Or even interesting? It’s like singing about having a pee.

Malign the Doors all you want — and for some reason people who were never teenage boys often do — but the fuckers wrote a seven minute and six second song about “fire” that never once used the word “desire.” Bob Marley and the Wailers did the same, also with a song with “fire” in the title off an album with “fire” in the title. My mentor and I tried to determine without the help of the Internet whether the Beatles ever resorted to what we can call the “easy rhyme” — the “moon, June, spoon” of sex lyrics — a notch above “maybe” and “baby.” We couldn’t find any Beatles lyrics of the kind, but did turn up several Bob Dylan lyrics where the great man went there — “Caribbean Wind,” “Lord Protect My Child,” “I Feel a Change Comin’ On” — and again, I wondered if Bob examined all the possible words at his disposal, many thousands in various languages, as well as nonsense words or scat, and chose “fire” or “desire” because it fit (he even named an album “Desire,” so perhaps so). Brian Wilson was convinced his “fire” song could start actual fires like Drew Barrymore. My point is that better men than myself and even Ryan Adams went there and emerged with their careers and legacies unsullied. The great Rick James created one of the best slow jams ever with a song that didn’t even try to bury the linguistic marriage. The actual title, a duet with Teena Marie, his insanely gifted protégé, is actually called “Fire and Desire.” Bruce Springsteen too is like the fucking poet laureate of the fire and its best friend desire. In song, The Boss can sell it like nobody else.

“’I’m On Fire’ by Springsteen?” recalls Gideon Yago fondly. “I was 7, a denizen of the NY tri-state area, meaning it was all over the radio that summer.  And also terrifying when you’re 7 and don’t understand metaphors of sexual tension.  You think … jesus … this guy is *on fire?’  Holy shit!”

And that was after “Rosalita” (his “stone desire”) and the ballad “Fire,” which fell back on “desire” after soaring with “Sampson and Delilah.” It was a sexy soul jam for the Pointer Sisters but is probably best known for inspiring the late, great Robin Williams to sing it in the voice of Elmer Fudd. (RIP, man. Still.)

“Bruce’s ‘Fire’ is enormous,” says singer songwriter Lloyd Cole via email (we were also discussing the Pointer Sisters’ perfect cover at the time). Cole is no slouch as a lyricist. The dude once rhymed “Norman Mailer” with “get a new tailor.” Normally, according to Cole, “You avoid it if I weren’t writing a song addressing fire and desire if you were a proper writer.” Cole is also partial to the old Shocking Blue song “Venus” (“Terrible and irresistible”). They go there, and so does Bananarama decades later. “English as a second language is always an advantage,” Cole adds and it’s true, the Shocking Blue version is much more charming than the Hi NRG “ramas.”

I was hooked now, and reached out to other singer/songwriters, wondering if my displeasure (and the thorough ruining of “King Corn”) was justified, or if I was overreacting. Most people, after all, barely notice lyrics, as I’ve heard so many rock stars lament to me over the years. “I don’t think I’ve ever rhymed anything with fire, alas,” wrote Moby, “but I like Billy Joel’s rhyming ‘fire’ with ‘turning’.” I don’t know what meditation Mobes was deep into at the time, but I reminded him that Saint Billy rhymed “burning” with “turning,” not “fire.”

“A lot of people think that songwriters start with something to say and then look for the right words to say it,” writes Adam Schlesinger, backing up my earlier theory. “It’s usually the opposite. They just start singing stuff that sounds cool and then they start rhyming to it, and then they try to make sense of it all afterwards. Fire is one of the greatest words to sing when you’re just vocalizing gibberish. Morrison obviously hit upon the phrase light my fire first, then tried to rhyme fire with a bunch of different stuff, like mire and pyre and liar, but in the chorus he just said fuck it and rhymed light my fire with try to set the night on fire because fire sounded so awesome he wanted to sing it again. Maybe he didn’t even notice it was the same word because he was high(er).”

Oddly, I don’t mind rhyming “fire” with “fire,” if that even qualifies as a rhyme. But fireand desire will always, always  take me out of a song and and nix any chance of me making it one of my favorites, even if it comes from one of my favorite bands (say, U2’s “Desire”). Why couldn’t Bono make the extra effort? Johnny Cash did. He fell into a burning ring of fire and went down down down but he found no “desire” in his abyss, did he?

The place where the quality control might be most stringent is in the world of hip-hop lyrics. You simply can’t get away with something that rote. Take this quote from a furious and young Eminem, talking to London’s N.M.E. about 15 years ago, on the cusp of the release of his now classic “Marshall Mathers LP.” Boy bands and Britney ruled and fires and desire were all about, as if an asteroid of slack had just hit. “You can only rhyme fuckin’ ‘fire’ and ‘desire’ and ‘heart’ and ‘fall apart’ so many times, and I’m sick of hearin’ it. And if I lose my fans ‘cause they find out Eminem doesn’t like ‘N Sync, I don’t give a fuck, fuck ‘N Sync, fuck Backstreet Boys, fuck Britney Spears, fuck Christina Aquilera, fuck all that bullshit.” A decade and a half before that, a pair of MCs from Queens declared, “I’m the kind of rock, there is none higher, Sucker MCs should call me sire.   To burn my kingdom, you must use fire. I won’t stop rocking till I retire.”

They didn’t need it to take over literally everything and announce a permanent shift in popular culture, did they? Maybe it’s time for us to finally retire it?

But then again, I’m not a songwriter. “I’m absolutely guilty of this rhyme crime,” admits Catherine Pierce, another singer songwriter pal of mine and one-half of the great country rock duo the Pierces. “But I stand by it wholeheartedly. Desire burns, for god’s sake, so of course you are going to partner it with fire. It’s a rhyme that’s just too satisfying to ignore. I’m more offended by the pairing of ‘love and above,’ but sometimes that can pass too.”

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French former policeman turns to animation to warn tourists of crime
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Driving arrest for Georgia basketball player J.J. Frazier
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The Athens-Clarke County jail's web site shows Frazier was booked early Sunday and released 45 minutes later after posting a combined $2,000 bond. The misdemeanor charges are for improper driving and driving with a suspended license.

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US to withdraw Patriot missile system from Turkey
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ANKARA, Turkey — The United States is withdrawing its Patriot missile system deployed near Turkey's border with Syria when its mandate expires in October.

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The U.S., Germany and others deployed the batteries in 2013 to protect NATO ally Turkey after shells fired from Syria landed in the country.

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Julian Bond, Famed US Civil Rights Activist, Dies Aged 75
  Source: AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed 2015-08-16 12:10:26 (2 weeks ago) 
"The country has lost one of its most passionate and eloquent voices for the cause of justice."

WASHINGTON (AFP) - 

Julian Bond, a US civil rights activist and the former board chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), has died. He was 75. 

Bond died late Saturday in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the Southern Poverty Law Center said in a statement on Sunday.

"The country has lost one of its most passionate and eloquent voices for the cause of justice," said the center, where Bond served as president from 1971 to 1979.

"He advocated not just for African Americans, but for every group, indeed every person subject to oppression and discrimination."

Originally from Tennessee, Bond was at the forefront of America's civil rights movement in the 1960s, which demanded equal rights for African Americans. 

He was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1965 and went on to serve for two decades in the Georgia legislature. 

Bond became NAACP chairman in 1998 and served for 10 years.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela Horowitz, a former attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center, and five children.

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Bernie Sanders Blasts Trump During Iowa speech: ‘I Apologize. We Left the Helicopter at Home’
  Source: AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed 2015-08-16 12:10:26 (2 weeks ago) 
Sanders illustrated a sharp difference between the two campaigns.

Progressive presidential candidate Bernie Sanders illustrated the stark difference between his populist agenda and his rivals’ when he chided Donald Trump’s display of excess at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday.

The billionaire real estate and media mogul had descended on the fair in a flashy black helicopter with the word “Trump” emblazoned on the sides and was giving children rides in it, The Hill reports.

Sanders seemed to find it ridiculous.

“Oh there’s Donald Trump, what can we do,” Sanders said mid-sentence. “I apologize, we left the helicopter at home. It’s in the garage, forgot to bring it.”

Sanders spoke Saturday about the need to close the inequality gap and double the federal minimum wage, currently $7.25 an hour. He called it a “starvation wage.”

“We’ve got to raise the minimum wage to a living wage, $15 an hour,” he said.

Sanders also said he supports a national health care plan by way of expanding Medicare to all.

He attacked Republicans for their efforts to take reproductive options away from women and block LGBT rights.

“Many of my Republican colleagues talk about family values,” Sanders said. “Their values are that a woman should not have the right to control her own body. I disagree. Their values are that our gay brothers and sisters should not be able to get married or enjoy all of the benefits of American citizenship. I disagree.”

Sanders talked about the need to enact paid family leave for all workers, address student loan debt and expand social security.

He also called the campaign system “corrupt” and vowed that, if elected, his Supreme Court nominee would have to promise to overturn Citizens United, a ruling that allowed unlimited amounts of money to be poured into elections.

At an event Friday, Sanders also vowed to end institutional racism, The Hill reports.

“No one will fight harder than I will to end racism in America and to reform our broken criminal justice system,” he said.

Watch Sanders’ full speech here:

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California Moves to Provide Interpreters in All Court Cases
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-08-16 12:10:06 (2 weeks ago) 
California moves to provide interpreters in all court cases, as some litigants are left out
Parachutist Undergoes Surgery After Chicago Air Show Injury
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-08-16 12:10:06 (2 weeks ago) 
Spokeswoman: Parachutist remains in critical condition after Chicago air show collision
California moves to provide interpreters in all court cases, as some litigants are left out
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-08-16 12:01:27 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 12:01:22 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









The Latest: Final round underway; low scores available
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 12:00:07 (2 weeks ago) 




Sicilian city to bury the latest migrants who died at sea
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 12:00:07 (2 weeks ago) 

ROME — Officials in Catania, Sicily, say 49 migrants who died in the crowded hold of a smuggling boat will be buried in a local cemetery.

Deputy Mayor Marco Consoli says the bodies are expected to arrive Monday in Catania, an Italian port.

On Sunday, a Norwegian vessel participating in a European rescue-and-patrol mission in the Mediterranean was bringing the bodies and more than 300 survivors from the boat toward Sicily. The migrants were rescued Saturday by an Italian navy ship.

Indonesian airliner with 54 aboard crashes into mountain
  Source: USATODAY.com World - Top Stories 2015-08-16 11:53:20 (2 weeks ago) 

The Transport Ministry said the ATR42-300 twin turboprop plane lost contact 33 minutes after taking off.

        
Indonesian airliner with 54 aboard crashes into mountain
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2015-08-16 11:53:20 (2 weeks ago) 

The Transport Ministry said the ATR42-300 twin turboprop plane lost contact 33 minutes after taking off.

       
Jurassic World’s Colin Trevorrow Will Direct Star Wars: Episode IX
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2015-08-16 11:53:16 (2 weeks ago) 
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8 dead as India, Pakistan trade fire and blame in Kashmir
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2015-08-16 11:53:15 (2 weeks ago) 
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy gunfire and mortar rounds for a seventh straight day Sunday along the highly militarized line of control dividing the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir between the two archrivals, officials said. Indian army spokesman Lt. Col. Manish Mehta said Pakistani troops fired on Indian positions in […]




8 dead as India, Pakistan trade fire and blame in Kashmir
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-08-16 11:53:09 (2 weeks ago) 
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Pakistani troops traded heavy gunfire and mortar rounds for a seventh straight day Sunday along the highly militarized line of control dividing the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir between the two archrivals, officials said. Indian army spokesman Lt. Col. Manish Mehta said Pakistani troops fired on Indian positions in […]
The Wolfpack do London: the brothers imprisoned for 14 years hit the big city
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 11:52:53 (2 weeks ago) 
Camila Batmanghelidjh set to open children's food bank
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 11:52:53 (2 weeks ago) 
The 2015 Underhanded C Contest Has Begun
  Source: Slashdot 2015-08-16 11:52:31 (2 weeks ago) 
Xcott Craver writes: The 8th Underhanded C Contest is now underway. The goal of the Underhanded C Contest is to write C code that is as readable, clear, innocent and straightforward as possible, but which performs some malicious function that is not obvious from looking at the source code. This year's challenge is based on a real problem in joint development for nuclear treaty verification, and the prize is $1000.

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Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 11:51:53 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.













Best Back-to-School Gadgets for Kids and Teens
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 11:51:53 (2 weeks ago) 
Here is a look at the hottest devices for everyone from first-grader to high-schoolers.









How Corporations Still Fall For The "Big Takedown".
  Source: Indybay newswire 2015-08-16 11:51:38 (2 weeks ago) 
How Corporations Still Fall For The "Big Takedown". How it is now totally impossible for a corrupt corporation to prevent its own demise in the connected world
Jeb Bush backers to spend at least $10m on TV ads in early voting states
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-08-16 11:51:32 (2 weeks ago) 
'Star Wars' fans rejoice over cast, crew announcements
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-08-16 11:50:36 (2 weeks ago) 







Australian PM's gay sister on same sex marriage vote
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Poll: GOP establishment candidates falling
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-08-16 11:50:36 (2 weeks ago) 







Trump on immigration: 'They have to go'
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2015-08-16 11:50:35 (2 weeks ago) 







7 ways air travel changed after disasters
  Source: CNN.com 2015-08-16 11:50:34 (2 weeks ago) 
One of the key questions asked after any serious airline incident is, how do we stop this from happening again?






These planes vanished, were never seen again
  Source: CNN.com 2015-08-16 11:50:34 (2 weeks ago) 
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 joins a long list of planes that have seemingly vanished in-flight. Here are some of the most notorious plane disappearances in history.






Missing plane is 27 years old
  Source: CNN.com 2015-08-16 11:50:34 (2 weeks ago) 
An Indonesian plane carrying 54 people on board has gone missing in Papua province.










'Nazi loot' probe at FM residence
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-08-16 11:50:26 (2 weeks ago) 
An inquiry begins into whether a chandelier in the first minister's official residence was looted by the Nazis during World War Two.
Wilfred Owen birthplace on market
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-08-16 11:50:26 (2 weeks ago) 
War poet Wilfred Owen's birthplace home in Oswestry is put up for sale.
AT&T’s “Extreme Willingness to Help” is key to NSA Internet surveillance
  Source: Ars Technica 2015-08-16 11:50:25 (2 weeks ago) 

A unique and unusually productive relationship with AT&T has helped the US National Security Agency trawl through vast quantities of Internet traffic, much of it transmitted through networks located in the US, according to a media article published Saturday.

The cooperation involved a variety of classified programs that span decades, in one case more than 15 years before the September 11 terrorist attacks. In addition to providing the NSA with access to billions of e-mails flowing across its domestic networks, AT&T helped wiretap all Internet communications at the United Nations headquarters, which is, or at least was, an AT&T customer, according to the article, which was jointly reported and written by reporters from The New York Times and ProPublica. The article, which relied on NSA documents leaked by former agency contractor Edward Snowden, said that AT&T competitor Verizon participated in some of the same activities, but on a much smaller scale. One NSA document reminded officials to be polite when visiting AT&T sites since the arrangement was a "partnership, not a contractual relationship."

One of the oldest programs is dubbed Fairview and began in 1985. A separate program known as Stormbrew included Verizon and MCI, the former telecommunications provider that Verizon acquired in 2006. The NYT and ProPublica go on to paint AT&T as a particularly willing partner. The article stated:

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Rape case sheds light on elite prep school's sordid side
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2015-08-16 11:50:24 (2 weeks ago) 
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- St. Paul's School boasts a glittering roster of alumni that includes senators, congressmen, a Nobel laureate and the current secretary of state. The elite prep school also possesses a sordid history of sexual conquest where graduating boys try to take the virginity of younger girls before getting their diplomas....
Rape Case Sheds Light on Elite Prep School's Sordid Side
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-08-16 11:50:02 (2 weeks ago) 
Rape case sheds light on elite New Hampshire prep school's sexual tradition: 'Senior Salute'




Migrants Mass in Turkey to Take Shortest Route to Europe
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-08-16 11:50:02 (2 weeks ago) 
Migrants looking for short and relatively safe route to Europe gather in Turkish tourist town
Merkel Sees No Certainty That Greek Bailout Will Succeed
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-08-16 11:50:02 (2 weeks ago) 
Merkel sees no certainty that Greek bailout will succeed; rules out cutting country's debt
Authorities identify Carson City deputy and suspect dead during domestic violence call
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-08-16 11:40:41 (2 weeks ago) 
Obama: Late civil rights activist Julian Bond 'helped change this country for the better'
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-08-16 11:40:41 (2 weeks ago) 
Rape case sheds light on elite New Hampshire prep school's sexual tradition: 'Senior Salute'
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-08-16 11:40:41 (2 weeks ago) 




Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 11:40:30 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









Longtime civil rights activist Bond dead at 75
  Source: Mercury News - Silicon Valley, CA - News 2015-08-16 11:40:27 (2 weeks ago) 
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Julian Bond, a major figure in the 1960s civil rights movement who served as a longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The Wolfpack do London: the brothers imprisoned for 14 years hit the big city
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 11:40:19 (2 weeks ago) 
Camila Batmanghelidjh set to open children's food bank
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Trans Scripts at Edinburgh festival review – six timely stories from transgender women
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Lady Chatterley’s Lover revisited – but is BBC version too steamy or not enough?
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Box Office: 'Straight Outta Compton' debuts to scorching $56.1 million
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Federal grant to help pregnant women battling addiction
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 11:40:07 (2 weeks ago) 

BOSTON — State health officials say Massachusetts has received a federal grant to treat pregnant women who are addicted to opioids.

Gov. Charlie Baker says the funding will help save the lives of women and their children.

The state Department of Public Health was awarded the funding as part of the Moms Do Care project, which also includes other state agencies, hospitals and nonprofit organizations.

The program helps identify pregnant women who may need medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction and other support and recovery services.

Obama: Civil rights activist Bond was 'hero' and friend
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 11:40:07 (2 weeks ago) 

EDGARTOWN, Mass. — President Barack Obama says the late civil rights activist Julian Bond was a hero and friend.

Obama says he and first lady Michelle Obama have benefited from Bond's example, counsel and friendship.

Obama's offering prayers and sympathy to Bond's wife, Pamela, and family after Bond died Saturday night in Florida after a brief illness. He was 75.

Bond was a major figure in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. He was a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and a founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

A guide to seeing the pope in Philadelphia
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 11:40:07 (2 weeks ago) 

Pope Francis will spend about two days in Philadelphia next month but visitors hoping to catch a glimpse of the pontiff will have to make every minute of their planning count.

His two big public events will both be on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, home to the city's museum district. He'll attend the closing ceremonies of a Vatican-sponsored international gathering of families Saturday night, and celebrate Mass late Sunday afternoon.

Many details are still being worked out, but here's what has been spelled out as of mid-August:

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Rape case sheds light on elite prep school's sordid side
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2015-08-16 11:40:06 (2 weeks ago) 
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire prep school that boasts a glittering roster of alumni - including the current secretary of state - is expected to be cast in a harsh light during the upcoming trial of a recent graduate on charges of raping a 15-year-old at the school....
Obama: Civil rights activist Bond was 'hero' and friend
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2015-08-16 11:40:06 (2 weeks ago) 
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the late civil rights activist Julian Bond was a hero and friend....
Book lovers, beware: Used book sale at JCC begins today
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Longtime civil rights activist Julian Bond dead at 75
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2015-08-16 11:40:02 (2 weeks ago) 
Bond was a major figure in the 1960s civil rights movement and served as a longtime board chairman of the NAACP
‘We will not give an inch to violence’ - Löfven
  Source: The Local - Sweden's news in English 2015-08-16 11:32:25 (2 weeks ago) 
In his inaugural summer speech in Vasaparken in Stockholm, Swedish prime minister and Social Democratic leader Stefan Löfven took a hard line against the recent rash of crime and violence in Sweden - what he called “the summer of unrest” - by insisting that Sweden should be safe for everyone.




Man charged with murder after woman's body found in car boot
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 11:32:24 (2 weeks ago) 
Trans Scripts at Edinburgh festival review – six timely stories from transgender women
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 11:32:24 (2 weeks ago) 
Lady Chatterley’s Lover revisited – but is BBC version too steamy or not enough?
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 11:32:24 (2 weeks ago) 
U.S. looks into moving Guantanamo detainees to prisons in States
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch National News Feed 2015-08-16 11:32:22 (2 weeks ago) 
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD"};WASHINGTON — The Defense Department is sending a team to military installations in Kansas and South Carolina to investigate the possibility of relocating some Guantanamo Bay prisoners to U.S. soil, media outlets reported on Saturday.
Disney adding ‘Star Wars’ sites
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch National News Feed 2015-08-16 11:32:22 (2 weeks ago) 
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD"};ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Disney CEO Bob Iger says Star Wars is getting its own themed land at Disney parks. Iger announced at Disney’s D23 Fan Expo on Saturday that the 14-acre attractions will be built at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., and Disneyland in Anaheim. It represents the largest parks expansion ever. The attractions will be set in an area populated by aliens and droids. The first installment of a new Star Wars trilogy begins with December’s The Force Awakens.




Obama’s clemency efforts involve nonviolent prisoners swept up in War on Drugs
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch National News Feed 2015-08-16 11:32:22 (2 weeks ago) 
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD"};Rudolph Norris is one of 22 federal prisoners released on July 28 through a continuing bipartisan push to shorten the sentences of nonviolent drug offenders who, during the war-on-drugs fervor of decades ago, received punishments far lengthier than they would have drawn today.
West on alert as mercury breaks 100
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch National News Feed 2015-08-16 11:32:22 (2 weeks ago) 
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD"};PHOENIX — Much of the West was smothered in a blanket of heat on Saturday. Triple-digit temperatures hit Phoenix, Los Angeles and other cities.
U.S., Japan place wreaths at Pearl Harbor to remember end of WWII
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch National News Feed 2015-08-16 11:32:22 (2 weeks ago) 
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD"};PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii — U.S. and Japanese cities linked by World War II marked the 70th anniversary of the conflict’s end by vowing to remember the past and promote peace. Mayors and city council members from Honolulu and Nagaoka on Friday joined the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet in laying wreaths at Pearl Harbor. Fireworks resembling white chrysanthemum flowers were launched at the end of the ceremony. White chrysanthemums often are presented at memorial services in Japan to honor the dead. Nagaoka is the hometown of the late Japanese Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, the architect of the attack on Pearl Harbor that launched the U.S. into the war in 1941.
Cold, snowy winter predicted for much of U.S.
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch National News Feed 2015-08-16 11:32:22 (2 weeks ago) 
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD"};CONCORD, N.H. — Just when you thought you had gotten over last winter, be warned: The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts that it will be super cold with a slew of snow for much of the country, even in places that don’t usually see much of it, including the Pacific Northwest. If you don’t want to read about those four-letter words, there’s plenty more to peruse in the folksy, annual book of household tips, trends, recipes and articles, such as animal jealousy, the history of shoes and anticipation for the biggest “supermoon” — a new or full moon closely coinciding with perigee, its closest point to Earth in its orbit — in decades in November 2016. Otherwise, look for above-normal snowfall and below-normal temperatures for much of New England; icy conditions in parts of the South; and frigid weather in the Midwest. The snowiest periods in the Pacific Northwest will be in mid-December, early to mid-January and mid- to late February, the almanac predicts.
At 26, cat is oldest known to Guinness
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch National News Feed 2015-08-16 11:32:22 (2 weeks ago) 
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD"};Corduroy lives in Oregon with Ashley Reed Okura, and, at 26 years old, is the oldest documented living cat in the world, Guinness World Records officials confirmed last week. Corduroy was born on Aug. 1 , 1989. He has a penchant for chasing mice and eating cheddar cheese, Reuters reported.




LA’s Watts neighborhood calmer but still tense 50 years after riots
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch National News Feed 2015-08-16 11:32:22 (2 weeks ago) 
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD"};LOS ANGELES — Donny Joubert watched the young boy round the corner of the public-housing project holding what looked like a handgun. The barrel was pointed at him and the two officers from the Los Angeles Police Department. Joubert shouted and lunged for the gun. It was plastic. The police officers did not even reach for their holsters, illustrating how the community has dramatically changed in the 50 years since the Watts riots.
El Nino could result in warmest year ever
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch National News Feed 2015-08-16 11:32:22 (2 weeks ago) 
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD"};This year’s El Nino weather pattern could be the most powerful on record, federal forecasters say, while warning that the effects of the weather system are never certain. “We’re predicting this El Nino could be among the strongest El Ninos in the historical record,” said Mike Halpert, the deputy director of the Climate Prediction Center for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This year’s El Nino already is the second strongest for this time of year in more than 60 years of record-keeping, he said.
Pregnancy a bit less likely from frozen vs. fresh eggs, study suggests
  Source: The Columbus Dispatch National News Feed 2015-08-16 11:32:22 (2 weeks ago) 
adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-NATIONAL_WORLD"};A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that pregnancies from egg-freezing were slightly less successful than traditional in vitro fertilization with fresh eggs.
Women graduates outpace the men
  Source: The Australian | News 2015-08-16 11:32:21 (2 weeks ago) 
Australian female graduates are outnumbering males at record levels.
Crashed plane found in Papua
  Source: The Australian | News 2015-08-16 11:32:21 (2 weeks ago) 
An aircraft carrying 54 people has been found crashed in Papua province, the latest in a spate of Indonesian aviation disasters.




Man found dead in Van Nuys garage after fire
  Source: RSS Feed from LA Daily News: http://www.dailynews.com 2015-08-16 11:32:05 (2 weeks ago) 

VAN NUYS >> A man's body was found today by firefighters battling a detached garage fire at a Van Nuys home.

A neighbor suffered a minor injury and smoke inhalation trying to rescue the victim at 14243 Victory Blvd., said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Firefighters dispatched to the scene at 4:35 a.

PsBattle: Woman Riding a Driftwood Horse
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This lamb looks like a cow
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My brother seeing the colors of the sunset for the first time.
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TIL Hooters offered employees the chance to win a Toyota. When the winning waitress was given a "toy Yoda" action figure as a prank she sued and won enough to "pick out whatever type of Toyota she wants."
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Government Airstrikes on Syrian Market Kill More Than 80
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2015-08-16 11:31:51 (2 weeks ago) 
The death toll in Douma, a rebel-held territory, puts the incident among the deadliest air attacks during more than four years of conflict in Syria.









Plane crash in Long Island kills 1, disrupts LIRR service
  Source: New York News - NY Daily News 2015-08-16 11:31:42 (2 weeks ago) 
A small plane crashed on a stretch of railroad tracks in Long Island, killing one person and injuring another Sunday, police said.








Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 11:31:41 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









'Straight Outta Compton' Debuts to $56.1 Million
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 11:31:41 (2 weeks ago) 
The biopic about rap group N.W.A. debuted to a blistering $56.1 million this weekend in 2,757 theaters, surpassing "American Pie 2" to become the biggest ever August debut for an R-rated movie.









Sanders: My supporters are 'regular people'
  Source: MSNBC.com: Politics 2015-08-16 11:31:37 (2 weeks ago) 
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said on Sunday that he believes his campaign is catching fire because he's addressing "life or death" issues.













Behind the Storefront: How Amazon spells out what’s expected of its managers
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2015-08-16 11:31:35 (2 weeks ago) 
A story published Saturday by the New York Times called new attention to the workplace atmosphere at fast-growing and increasingly hard-driving Amazon.com Inc., while occasioning a fresh look at the company’s guiding leadership principles.
Five Best Bookshelf Speakers
  Source: Lifehacker 2015-08-16 11:31:32 (2 weeks ago) 

A good pair of space-saving, budget-friendly, great-sounding speakers aren’t impossible to find. You just need a solid set of bookshelf speakers, and this week we’re looking at five pairs that meet those criteria—base on your nominations, of course.

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Fatal hit-and-run crash may have stemmed from argument
  Source: JS Online 2015-08-16 11:31:27 (2 weeks ago) 
The crash happened at about 1:40 a.m. in the 6400 block of W. Burleigh St. The victim was a 40-year-old man.
Man charged with sexual assault of boy in Walgreens restroom
  Source: JS Online 2015-08-16 11:31:27 (2 weeks ago) 
Lamar Blackmer at first claimed it was an accident but then admitted he followed the boy into the restroom and assaulted him, the complaint says.
Man charged with murder after woman's body found in car boot
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-08-16 11:31:06 (2 weeks ago) 




Volcanic activity in Ecuador prompts president to declare emergency
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-08-16 11:31:06 (2 weeks ago) 
Today Show Cut Off Janelle Monae While She Was Speaking About Police Brutality 
  Source: Gawker 2015-08-16 11:31:04 (2 weeks ago) 

During a Friday performance on the Today show, Janelle Monae was cut off as she was speaking about the Black Lives Matter movement. At the end of her performance of “Hell You Talmbou ” — a protest song dedicated to the movement — Monae began to speak about police brutality: “God bless all the lives lost to police brutality. We want white America to know that we stand tall today. We want black America to know we stand tall today. We will not be silenced...” The camera panned away and an anchor spoke over Monae as she continued. The show cut to commercial moments after Monae said “silenced.” The awkwardness of the break and its timing has many wondering if Today purposefully cut off Monae. [Huffington Post/VH1]

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Trump on immigration: 'They have to go'
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-08-16 11:30:34 (2 weeks ago) 







Trump outlines immigration specifics
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2015-08-16 11:30:33 (2 weeks ago) 







Kasich revises history on Iraq war
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2015-08-16 11:30:33 (2 weeks ago) 











President Obama can do Iran nuclear deal even if Congress rejects it
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2015-08-16 11:30:31 (2 weeks ago) 
The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawmakers reject the agreement,  it's not game-over for the White House.








Lorenzo takes victory in Czech MotoGP
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-08-16 11:30:24 (2 weeks ago) 
Jorge Lorenzo draws level with Valentino Rossi at the top of the MotoGP drivers' championship after victory in Brno.
Dujardin claims dramatic freestyle win
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-08-16 11:30:24 (2 weeks ago) 
Britain's Charlotte Dujardin makes it double gold with freestyle success at the European Dressage Championships.
Man charged with body-in-boot murder
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-08-16 11:30:24 (2 weeks ago) 
A 48-year-old man is charged with murder after a woman was found dead in a car boot in Greater Manchester.
Obama: Civil rights activist Bond was 'hero' and friend
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2015-08-16 11:30:23 (2 weeks ago) 
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the late civil rights activist Julian Bond was a hero and friend....




Obama: Civil rights activist Bond was 'hero' and friend
  Source: AP Top Political News 2015-08-16 11:30:22 (2 weeks ago) 
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the late civil rights activist Julian Bond was a hero and friend....
US to withdraw Patriot missile system from Turkey
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-08-16 11:30:22 (2 weeks ago) 
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The United States is withdrawing its Patriot missile system deployed near Turkey's border with Syria when its mandate expires in October....
US to withdraw Patriot missile system from Turkey
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-08-16 11:30:22 (2 weeks ago) 
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The United States is withdrawing its Patriot missile system deployed near Turkey's border with Syria when its mandate expires in October....
Slump in Oil-by-Rail Shipments Boosts Car Storage Business
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-08-16 11:30:02 (2 weeks ago) 
Adirondack tourist train, other short-line railroads see profit in storing idled oil tankers
Authorities ID Carson City Deputy Killed in Line of Duty
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-08-16 11:30:02 (2 weeks ago) 
Authorities identify Carson City deputy and suspect dead during domestic violence call




11 Hospitalized Due to Extreme Temps at Arizona Cardinals Game
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-08-16 11:30:02 (2 weeks ago) 
No injuries appeared to be life threatening.
US to Withdraw Patriot Missile System From Turkey
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-08-16 11:30:02 (2 weeks ago) 
US to withdraw Patriot missile system deployed near Turkey's border with Syria
Concert billed as a 'healing event' short-circuited by power outage; show closed down early
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-08-16 11:20:31 (2 weeks ago) 
Martha's Vineyard tribe voting on controversial plan to turn community center into casino
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-08-16 11:20:31 (2 weeks ago) 
Adirondack tourist train, other short-line railroads see profit in storing idled oil tankers
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-08-16 11:20:31 (2 weeks ago) 




Younger fans get their chance to choose at Sunday night's Teen Choice Awards
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-08-16 11:20:31 (2 weeks ago) 
Lake Erie beach report for Aug. 16: Water quality good at all beaches
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-08-16 11:20:29 (2 weeks ago) 
There are no swimming advisories in place for the six area Lake Erie beaches.
Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 11:20:27 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









Man charged with murder after woman's body found in car boot
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 11:20:17 (2 weeks ago) 
Power outage cancels Maine concert at site of hayride death
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 11:20:06 (2 weeks ago) 

MECHANIC FALLS, Maine — A concert at a Maine farm that was the scene of a hayride fatality last fall was cut short by a power outage.

WCSH6 television reports (http://on.wcsh6.com/1NyHTZ3 ) that the event at Harvest Hill Farm in Mechanic Falls had been billed as a "healing event" from two tragedies.

The featured band — Jack Russell's Great White — was onstage at a Rhode Island nightclub 12 years ago when a pyrotechnic display ignited a fire that killed 100 concert-goers.





Group files complaint against judge over marriage sentence
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 11:20:06 (2 weeks ago) 

AUSTIN, Texas — A group that advocates the separation of church and state has filed a complaint about a Texas judge who ordered a man to marry his girlfriend as a condition of probation.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation said Friday it filed the complaint against Smith County Court-at-Law Judge Randall Rogers a day earlier with the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct in Austin.

Martha's Vineyard tribe voting on controversial casino plan
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 11:20:06 (2 weeks ago) 

BOSTON — A Native American tribe is voting Sunday on a plan to turn an unfinished community center on Martha's Vineyard into a gambling hall, an issue that's divided tribe members, sparked a federal lawsuit and generated tensions with fellow residents of the famous resort island.

The Aquinnah Wampanoag want to offer up to 300 electronic, bingo-style games in the wood-shingled community center, which is located on tribal land on the island's western side. The tribe is not proposing to offer casino table games like blackjack or roulette.

US to withdraw Patriot missile system from Turkey
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-08-16 11:20:04 (2 weeks ago) 
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The United States is withdrawing its Patriot missile system deployed near Turkey's border with Syria when its mandate expires in October....
Twin blasts kill anti-Taliban Pakistani minister, 13 more
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2015-08-16 11:20:02 (2 weeks ago) 
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A pair of suicide bombers detonated their explosives at the home of an anti-Taliban provincial minister, killing him and 13 others in eastern Pakistan, officials said. A milit…
The 10 weirdest cameras of all time
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2015-08-16 11:11:54 (2 weeks ago) 

Not every camera has to be a boring black box.

       




Modern malady may be behind rise in dementia
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2015-08-16 11:11:54 (2 weeks ago) 

Diseases such as Alzheimer's are now being regularly diagnosed in people in their late 40s

       
You can spend eternity on the Moon -- for $12K
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2015-08-16 11:11:54 (2 weeks ago) 

San Francisco-based Elysium Space announced it will launch "symbolic portions" of ashes to the moon for $11,950.

       
Why Is UPS Still Shipping Shark Fins Despite Public Outcry?
  Source: Truthout Stories 2015-08-16 11:11:52 (2 weeks ago) 

The race to save sharks is ongoing and critical. As of 2012, as many as 70 million sharks were killed each year just for their fins. If there’s one single entity – aside from the fishing industry itself – that’s allowing this disturbing business to continue, it’s probably shipping giant UPS.

This issue is one that the Care2 community obviously cares about given our “Tell UPS Not to Ship Shark Fins” petition has over 166,000 signatures as of this article’s writing. That’s a very successful petition by nearly every standard with one important exception: UPS has yet to make any concessions on this subject.

Conservationists have previously scored other victories in limiting shark fin trade. Altogether, petitions and protests have been responsible for persuading 30 different commercial airlines to stop carrying shark fins. Earlier this year, American Airlines, one of the last biggest hold-outs, also got out of the game after proof emerged that the company had illegally transported fins from endangered sharks. Now the company has a policy of refusing to transport fins altogether.

With all of these other modes of transportation drying up, UPS has become a primary mode for getting shark fins to other areas of the world. (Hong Kong purchases about 50 percent of shark fins, mostly for use in the popular dish shark fin soup.) If activists can convince UPS to take a stand against fin shipments, it might not eliminate the shark fin market altogether, but it will likely decrease its feasibility significantly. Those who stay in the business will have to find other, less convenient ways of shipping the fins, which will make the already pricey fins perhaps too expensive for purchasers.

Thus far, UPS has clung to the fact that it is in compliance with the law. The company says it is “strongly opposed” to transporting products that come from protected and endangered species, but since many of the sharks are not yet classified as such, their shipment of these fins can be called “immoral” though not “illegal.”

Unfortunately, UPS’s policy does not account for species that are in danger (if not yet technically endangered) by this massive trade. Documentation shows that UPS ships fins chopped off the backs of “vulnerable” species like the smooth hammerhead, thresher shark and blue shark, which are all projected to become endangered species if current fishing practices continue.

In a lot of ways, shark “finning” – wherein fishers catch sharks, cut off their fins, then dump the live sharks back in the water – is more unscrupulous than outright killing them since sharks will suffer and gradually die without their fins. What’s more, the fishers are not even attempting to use the rest of their bodies for meat.

The bottom line is that UPS should not be profiting by aiding this dishonorable industry. Tweet, call and email the company to voice your displeasure that they are helping to wipe sharks out of the ocean. And, if you haven’t already, sign and share the Care2 petition directed at the company. Perhaps it’ll take 200,000 signatures before UPS realizes that the world is watching and angry that it is complicit in this form of animal cruelty.

Morgan Freeman, John Grisham and Others Take Out Ad Against Mississippi’s Flag
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2015-08-16 11:11:51 (2 weeks ago) 
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China blast zone blocked over contamination fear; 112 dead
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2015-08-16 11:11:50 (2 weeks ago) 
TIANJIN, China (AP) — Authorities pulled more bodies from a massive blast site at China’s Tianjin port, pushing the death toll to 112 on Sunday as teams rushed to clear dangerous chemicals and prosecutors prepared an investigation into those responsible for the disaster. More than 700 people were injured and 95 people, including dozens of […]




Attackers shoot French policeman in govt office; manhunt on
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2015-08-16 11:11:50 (2 weeks ago) 
PARIS (AP) — French authorities are searching for two assailants who shot a police officer in a government security building outside Paris. The officer surprised the two attackers during his rounds early Sunday, and one of them grabbed his gun and shot him, according to Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet. The officer was lightly wounded […]
Trump wants money from Mideast countries supported by US
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2015-08-16 11:11:50 (2 weeks ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is outlining a foreign policy in which the United States would put ground troops in the fight against Islamic State militants and demand money from Middle East countries supported by the U.S. In a wide-ranging interview that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the billionaire businessman […]
Airliner with 54 aboard goes missing in eastern Indonesia
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2015-08-16 11:11:50 (2 weeks ago) 
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An airliner carrying 54 people went missing Sunday during a short flight in bad weather in Indonesia’s mountainous easternmost province of Papua, and rescuers were heading to an area where villagers reported seeing a plane crash into a mountain, officials said. The Trigana Air Service plane was flying from Papua’s provincial […]
Guinness: 26-year-old cat in Oregon is world’s oldest alive
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2015-08-16 11:11:50 (2 weeks ago) 
SISTERS, Ore. (AP) — A 26-year-old cat in Oregon has been named the oldest living cat by Guinness World Records. The cat named Corduroy is owned by a family in the central Oregon city of Sisters. His owner, Ashley Reed Okura, has had him since he was a kitten and she was 7. It’s the […]
Trump wants money from Mideast countries supported by US
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-08-16 11:11:49 (2 weeks ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is outlining a foreign policy in which the United States would put ground troops in the fight against Islamic State militants and demand money from Middle East countries supported by the U.S. In a wide-ranging interview that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the billionaire businessman […]




Airliner with 54 aboard goes missing in eastern Indonesia
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-08-16 11:11:49 (2 weeks ago) 
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An airliner carrying 54 people went missing Sunday during a short flight in bad weather in Indonesia’s mountainous easternmost province of Papua, and rescuers were heading to an area where villagers reported seeing a plane crash into a mountain, officials said. The Trigana Air Service plane was flying from Papua’s provincial […]
Guinness: 26-year-old cat in Oregon is world’s oldest alive
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-08-16 11:11:49 (2 weeks ago) 
SISTERS, Ore. (AP) — A 26-year-old cat in Oregon has been named the oldest living cat by Guinness World Records. The cat named Corduroy is owned by a family in the central Oregon city of Sisters. His owner, Ashley Reed Okura, has had him since he was a kitten and she was 7. It’s the […]
Pregame notes and lineups: Will it be another run-scoring festival today?
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-08-16 11:11:49 (2 weeks ago) 
Pretty standard lineup to face left-hander Henry Owens. But it’s really not about the Mariners’ offense. It’s the pitching. Can Vidal Nuno stop the avalanche of hits and runs that has been burying the Mariners the past two games. The Mariners have given up  37 runs and 47 hits, including 22 extra base hits – […]
Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Spanish summer soother salmorejo
  Source: The Register 2015-08-16 11:11:49 (2 weeks ago) 
Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Spanish summer soother salmorejo
  Source: The Register 2015-08-16 11:11:48 (2 weeks ago) 
Feeling the heat? Try this Cordoban chilled tomato purée

It's been a bit of a scorcher here in sunny Spain this summer, with temperatures at SPB HQ regularly nudging the mid-30s, and accordingly our latest nosh neckfiller is a classic dish from down south offering an agreeable chilled alternative to frying bacon and eggs on the bonnet of the car.…





Transform flavorless peaches with a few minutes on the grill
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2015-08-16 11:11:32 (2 weeks ago) 
The Postal Service - Such Great Heights [piano] (P. Miller)
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/r/science needs your help to present at SXSW
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-08-16 11:11:30 (2 weeks ago) 

The Journal Science contacted us to be involved in a panel at South By Southwest, but to make the list we need your votes to be added to the panel.

Click here to cast your vote

In July 2015, NASA made history and flew past Pluto for the very first time. The New Horizons spacecraft slowly streamed the very first image of Pluto’s surface back to Earth - and NASA released it on Instagram. The world we live in now is one in which science has gone viral, and as a result, we’re changing how we talk about, think about, and actually do science. Slate science editor Laura Helmuth, Science digital strategist Meghna Sachdev, NASA Goddard social media team lead Aries Keck, and Reddit r/science moderator Nathan Allen are here to talk about how science and science communication are changing, what that means, and where we're going. - See more at: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/56090#sthash.HX66dfwr.dpuf

(We'll figure out the funding situation if we make it to that, but for now the goal is to have a spot.)

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Feature: Ramiro Gomez’s Domestic Disturbances
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2015-08-16 11:11:26 (2 weeks ago) 
The subversive young Mexican-American artist paints homages to the Angelenos whom wealthy homeowners — and the art world — often fail to see.
Editorial: Sex Offenders Locked Up on a Hunch
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2015-08-16 11:11:26 (2 weeks ago) 
Public safety would be better served if resources were directed toward community supervision and other services.




Government Airstrikes on Syrian Market Kill More Than 80
  Source: NYT > International 2015-08-16 11:11:26 (2 weeks ago) 
The death toll in Douma, a rebel-held territory, puts the incident among the deadliest air attacks during more than four years of conflict in Syria.
Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 11:11:19 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









Brewers minor leaguer becomes first MLB-affiliated gay player
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2015-08-16 11:11:14 (2 weeks ago) 
David Denson sought the help of former major leaguer and now-out Billy Bean before revealing his is gay
Left Agenda with Stewart Alexander
  Source: Indybay newswire 2015-08-16 11:11:06 (2 weeks ago) 
Presidential Candidate Gloria La Riva will join the Left Agenda with Stewart Alexander for a full hour to discuss her platform and the radical agenda she is presenting for a socialist alternative in 2016.
Left Agenda with Stewart Alexander, Presidential Candidate Gloria La Riva
  Source: Indybay newswire 2015-08-16 11:11:06 (2 weeks ago) 
August 17, 2015 on Left Agenda with Stewart Alexander, Presidential Candidate Gloria La Riva will join the program for a full hour to discuss her platform and the radical agenda she is presenting for a socialist alternative in 2016.




Donald Trump talks policy: Iran deal 'will lead to nuclear holocaust'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-08-16 11:10:59 (2 weeks ago) 
Donald Trump outlines immigration specifics
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-08-16 11:10:37 (2 weeks ago) 







Possible home of Mary Magdalene unearthed
  Source: CNN.com 2015-08-16 11:10:35 (2 weeks ago) 
CNN's Erin McLaughlin visits the ruins of an ancient village that might have been the birthplace of Mary Magdalene, and where Jesus might have preached.






President Obama can do Iran nuclear deal even if Congress rejects it
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2015-08-16 11:10:34 (2 weeks ago) 
The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawmakers reject the agreement,  it's not game-over for the White House.








The good news for Bears fans about the bad acting by Ryan Pace, John Fox
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2015-08-16 11:10:34 (2 weeks ago) 
The Bears don't have to announce injuries officially until the Wednesday before the first game of the season, but Ryan Pace's and John Fox's credibility is listed as day-to-day.












US civil rights icon Julian Bond dies
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-08-16 11:10:27 (2 weeks ago) 
The US civil rights activist and former chair of the NAACP - as well as writer, poet, politician and professor - Julian Bond has died, aged 75.
US civil rights icon Julian Bond dies
  Source: BBC News - US & Canada 2015-08-16 11:10:27 (2 weeks ago) 
The US civil rights activist and former chair of the NAACP - as well as writer, poet, politician and professor - Julian Bond has died, aged 75.
4-alarm fire damages IT building at Washington College on Eastern Shore
  Source: baltimoresun.com - news 2015-08-16 11:10:27 (2 weeks ago) 
A building used by Washington College on the Eastern Shore was heavily damaged in a four-alarm fire Saturday night, authorities said.








Longtime civil rights activist Julian Bond dead at 75
  Source: baltimoresun.com - news 2015-08-16 11:10:27 (2 weeks ago) 
Julian Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the Baltimore-based NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.








Gallery: Japan’s gaming centers provide joy for the kid inside
  Source: Ars Technica 2015-08-16 11:10:27 (2 weeks ago) 

While in Hiroshima, Japan for a week, I couldn’t let the time pass without visiting a game center or two (what we call “arcades” in the US). I visited Taito Station, a massive 6-floor game center on the central Hondori shopping arcade, which caused me to have bulging-eye syndrome. Because it was mid-day during the week, it was mostly empty, so I had time to snap a few photos and marvel in its grand weirdness.

First stop, Taito Station Gaming Center on Hondori shopping arcade. An “arcade” in Japan is a large shopping street/center.

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ars.AD.queue.push(["xrailTop", {sz:"300x251", kws:["bottom"], collapse: true}]);Taito Station is organized by gaming maturity level: starting from the first floor's cute-and-easy crane games, upwards to casino games (it also gets smokier as you go up), then to physical/sport and “starter” video games, and as you reach floor 4 and 5, you’re pretty much in shooter game heaven. But be careful before stepping onto floor 6!

When I could tear myself away, I headed down Hondori to Animate, a massive Manga/anime shop, which also offered a large amount of card games. Card games seem to be very popular in Japan, and there were also a few smaller shops around the city catering to card gamers only.

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Divers raise wreckage of Confederate warship in 5-ton chunks
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2015-08-16 11:10:25 (2 weeks ago) 
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- After 150 years at the bottom of the Savannah River, the armored skeleton of the Confederate warship CSS Georgia is being raised to the surface one 5-ton chunk at a time....
Divers raise wreckage of Confederate warship in 5-ton chunks
  Source: AP Top News 2015-08-16 11:10:25 (2 weeks ago) 
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - After 150 years at the bottom of the Savannah River, the armored skeleton of the Confederate warship CSS Georgia is being raised to the surface one 5-ton chunk at a time. Navy divers who began working in late June to recover cannons, unexploded shells and other artifacts from the riverbed finally started midweek on their last major task - retrieving an estimated 250,000 pounds of the Civil War ironclad's armored siding....
Divers raise wreckage of Confederate warship in 5-ton chunks
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2015-08-16 11:10:24 (2 weeks ago) 
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- After 150 years at the bottom of the Savannah River, the armored skeleton of the Confederate warship CSS Georgia is being raised to the surface one 5-ton chunk at a time....
Murder Trial to Begin in Kansas Jewish Site Shootings
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-08-16 11:10:04 (2 weeks ago) 
Capital murder trial to begin for white supremacist accused in Kansas Jewish site shootings
High Beef Prices Fueling Rustling Revival in Plains States
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-08-16 11:10:04 (2 weeks ago) 
Old-time revival: Record beef prices fuel an increase in cattle rustling on the Plains




Gouda News: Maine's Cheese Making Boom Continues Sharp Rise
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-08-16 11:10:04 (2 weeks ago) 
Gouda news: it's all about cheddar in Maine, where cheese making boom continues sharp rise
Divers Raise Wreckage of Confederate Warship in 5-Ton Chunks
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-08-16 11:10:04 (2 weeks ago) 
Navy divers raising armored wreckage of Confederate warship CSS Georgia in 5-ton chunks
Martha's Vineyard Tribe Voting on Controversial Casino Plan
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-08-16 11:10:04 (2 weeks ago) 
Martha's Vineyard tribe voting on controversial plan to turn community center into casino
Capital murder trial to begin for white supremacist accused in Kansas Jewish site shootings
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-08-16 11:00:47 (2 weeks ago) 
Old-time revival: Record beef prices fuel an increase in cattle rustling on the Plains
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-08-16 11:00:47 (2 weeks ago) 




Navy divers raising armored wreckage of Confederate warship CSS Georgia in 5-ton chunks
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-08-16 11:00:47 (2 weeks ago) 
Gouda news: it's all about cheddar in Maine, where cheese making boom continues sharp rise
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-08-16 11:00:47 (2 weeks ago) 
D-Day Ohio is nation's biggest World War II re-enactment (photos)
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-08-16 11:00:44 (2 weeks ago) 
D-Day Ohio, hitting the Lake Erie shore Friday and Saturday in Conneaut, is the nation's largest World War II re-enactment and the world's largest D-Day restaging.
Man shot in stomach at Akron gas station
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-08-16 11:00:44 (2 weeks ago) 
Cordell Walker, 25, is accused of shooting a man at an Akron gas station.
Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 11:00:43 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.













The innovators: the cloth cap that treats the brain
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 11:00:20 (2 weeks ago) 
Crystal Palace 1-2 Arsenal | Premier League match report
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 11:00:20 (2 weeks ago) 
US PGA Championship 2015 – final round! | Scott Murray
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 11:00:20 (2 weeks ago) 
Donald Trump talks policy: Iran deal 'will lead to nuclear holocaust'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 11:00:20 (2 weeks ago) 
Graves promises to delight, dig and question
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2015-08-16 11:00:13 (2 weeks ago) 

Storyteller and columnist will take you into the homes of people who may not look like you.

        




After decades, Guardian Angels resume Central Park rounds
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 11:00:09 (2 weeks ago) 
Q&A: Judd Apatow on 'Trainwreck,' finding Amy Schumer and the dangers of a selfie
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 11:00:09 (2 weeks ago) 
Attackers shoot French policeman in govt office; manhunt on
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 11:00:09 (2 weeks ago) 

PARIS — French authorities are searching for two assailants who shot a police officer in a government security building outside Paris.

The officer surprised the two attackers during his rounds early Sunday, and one of them grabbed his gun and shot him, according to Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet.

The officer was lightly wounded in the abdomen but his life is not in danger, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a statement.

Report to be issued on Boston's now-failed Olympic effort
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 11:00:09 (2 weeks ago) 
Divers raise wreckage of Confederate warship in 5-ton chunks
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2015-08-16 11:00:06 (2 weeks ago) 
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- After 150 years at the bottom of the Savannah River, the armored skeleton of the Confederate warship CSS Georgia is being raised to the surface one 5-ton chunk at a time....




High beef prices fueling rustling revival in Plains states
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2015-08-16 11:00:06 (2 weeks ago) 
GIDDINGS, Texas (AP) -- Doug Hutchison wears a badge and carries a gun but his most effective weapon in the pursuit of livestock thieves in the nation's largest cattle-producing territory may be his smartphone....
Man found fatally shot multiple times in St. Louis
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2015-08-16 11:00:02 (2 weeks ago) 
St. Louis Metropolitan Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened at the intersection of 21st street and St. Louis Avenue on Saturday.
China Explosion Death Toll Rises to 112 as Investigation Begins
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2015-08-16 10:51:44 (2 weeks ago) 
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Rant & Rave: Get your butts off the sidewalk and your bikes, too
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-08-16 10:51:43 (2 weeks ago) 
Readers rave about school supply collection drives, lemonade stand, car accident witness and Angel Flight West volunteer pilots, rant about “well-meaning” comments about an old dog and bike riders on downtown sidewalks.
‘Show Me a Hero’
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-08-16 10:51:43 (2 weeks ago) 
“Ed Sheeran — Live at Wembley Stadium,” 8 p.m. on NBC, and “Falling Skies,” at 10 p.m. on TNT.




China blast zone blocked over contamination fear; 112 dead
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-08-16 10:51:43 (2 weeks ago) 
TIANJIN, China (AP) — Authorities pulled more bodies from a massive blast site at China’s Tianjin port, pushing the death toll to 112 on Sunday as teams rushed to clear dangerous chemicals and prosecutors prepared an investigation into those responsible for the disaster. More than 700 people were injured and 95 people, including dozens of […]
Attackers shoot French policeman in govt office; manhunt on
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-08-16 10:51:43 (2 weeks ago) 
PARIS (AP) — French authorities are searching for two assailants who shot a police officer in a government security building outside Paris. The officer surprised the two attackers during his rounds early Sunday, and one of them grabbed his gun and shot him, according to Interior Ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet. The officer was lightly wounded […]
The innovators: the cloth cap that treats the brain
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 10:51:39 (2 weeks ago) 
Crystal Palace 1-2 Arsenal | Premier League match report
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 10:51:39 (2 weeks ago) 
US PGA Championship 2015 – final round! | Scott Murray
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 10:51:39 (2 weeks ago) 




Donald Trump talks policy: Iran deal 'will lead to nuclear holocaust'
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 10:51:39 (2 weeks ago) 
Death Star Science: The Physics Of Destroying An Earth-Sized Planet
  Source: Slashdot 2015-08-16 10:51:30 (2 weeks ago) 
StartsWithABang writes: The ability to destroy an Alderaan-like (or, ahem, Earth-like) planet has long been the dream of slashdotters everywhere. But generating the power necessary to unbind a planet — some 2.24 x 10^32 Joules — is simply impossible on board an object only the size of a small moon. But if, instead, you could house a 1-2 trillion ton asteroid (about 5-7 km across) made of antimatter and deliver it to the planet's core, Einstein's E=mc^2 ensures that the planet will be destroyed in seconds.

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[Text] Don't rely on motivation for anything. It is fleeting and unreliable. Discipline, however, is unyielding. Force yourself to follow through.
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-08-16 10:51:22 (2 weeks ago) 

Don't rely on motivation for anything. It is fleeting and unreliable. Discipline, however, is unyielding. Force yourself to follow through. Things are going to come up in life that get in the way of your goals but that's no reason to let them stop you completely.

Can't do a whole run? Do half of one. Don't have time to go to the gym to lift? Do pushups. Any action is better than inaction. Don't like the food you need to eat to meet your goals? Tough shit. A little discomfort is worth the change, and at the end of it you'll have a mind as tough as your body.

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Pistol-whipped cop didn’t shoot black suspect, didn’t want to be labeled murderer
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Nailed it.
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Woman stabbed to death in Upper Manhattan
  Source: New York News - NY Daily News 2015-08-16 10:51:12 (2 weeks ago) 
A woman in her 30s was stabbed to death on the street in Washington Heights early Sunday, police said.








Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 10:51:11 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









Iraqi Panel Finds Ex-PM Responsible for Fall of Mosul
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 10:51:11 (2 weeks ago) 
An Iraqi parliamentary panel called on Sunday for dozens of security and political officials, including former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, to be referred to court in connection with the fall of the city of Mosul to ISIS.









Tropical Depression ELEVEN-E Graphics
  Source: National Hurricane Center (East Pacific) 2015-08-16 10:51:08 (2 weeks ago) 

5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Sun, 16 Aug 2015 14:39:28 GMT


Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Sun, 16 Aug 2015 14:36:43 GMT
Tropical Depression ELEVEN-E Wind Speed Probabilities Number 3
  Source: National Hurricane Center (East Pacific) 2015-08-16 10:51:08 (2 weeks ago) 
Issued at 1500 UTC SUN AUG 16 2015 000 FOPZ11 KNHC 161436 PWSEP1 TROPICAL DEPRESSION ELEVEN-E WIND SPEED PROBABILITIES NUMBER 3 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP112015 1500 UTC SUN AUG 16 2015 AT 1500Z THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION ELEVEN-E WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 18.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 115.9 WEST WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR 30 KTS...35 MPH...55 KM/H. Z INDICATES COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME (GREENWICH) PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME (PDT)...SUBTRACT 7 HOURS FROM Z TIME HAWAIIAN STANDARD TIME (HST)...SUBTRACT 10 HOURS FROM Z TIME WIND SPEED PROBABILITY TABLE FOR SPECIFIC LOCATIONS CHANCES OF SUSTAINED (1-MINUTE AVERAGE) WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST ...34 KT (39 MPH... 63 KM/H)... ...50 KT (58 MPH... 93 KM/H)... ...64 KT (74 MPH...119 KM/H)... FOR LOCATIONS AND TIME PERIODS DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS PROBABILITIES FOR LOCATIONS ARE GIVEN AS OP(CP) WHERE OP IS THE PROBABILITY OF THE EVENT BEGINNING DURING AN INDIVIDUAL TIME PERIOD (ONSET PROBABILITY) (CP) IS THE PROBABILITY OF THE EVENT OCCURRING BETWEEN 12Z SUN AND THE FORECAST HOUR (CUMULATIVE PROBABILITY) PROBABILITIES ARE GIVEN IN PERCENT X INDICATES PROBABILITIES LESS THAN 1 PERCENT PROBABILITIES FOR 34 KT AND 50 KT ARE SHOWN AT A GIVEN LOCATION WHEN THE 5-DAY CUMULATIVE PROBABILITY IS AT LEAST 3 PERCENT. PROBABILITIES FOR 64 KT ARE SHOWN WHEN THE 5-DAY CUMULATIVE PROBABILITY IS AT LEAST 1 PERCENT. - - - - WIND SPEED PROBABILITIES FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS - - - - FROM FROM FROM FROM FROM FROM FROM TIME 12Z SUN 00Z MON 12Z MON 00Z TUE 12Z TUE 12Z WED 12Z THU PERIODS TO TO TO TO TO TO TO 00Z MON 12Z MON 00Z TUE 12Z TUE 12Z WED 12Z THU 12Z FRI FORECAST HOUR (12) (24) (36) (48) (72) (96) (120) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - LOCATION KT $$ FORECASTER STEWART




Tropical Depression ELEVEN-E Forecast Discussion Number 3
  Source: National Hurricane Center (East Pacific) 2015-08-16 10:51:08 (2 weeks ago) 
Issued at 800 AM PDT SUN AUG 16 2015 000 WTPZ41 KNHC 161437 TCDEP1 TROPICAL DEPRESSION ELEVEN-E DISCUSSION NUMBER 3 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP112015 800 AM PDT SUN AUG 16 2015 Tropical Depression 11-E remains poorly organized with an elongated cloud pattern oriented from northwest to southeast, associated with a decrease in convective intensity and coverage as well. Although the depression barely meets the criteria for a tropical cyclone, a blend of available satellite intensity estimates support maintaining an intensity of 30 kt for this advisory, Cirrus outflow has obscured the low-level center, so the initial position and motion estimate of 305/15 kt are based on extrapolation, continuity with the previous forecast, and two recent SSMI and SSMI/S microwave passes that showed a ragged-looking inner core. The depression is caught between converging southeasterly streamflows associated with a deep-layer anticyclone located over the southwestern United States and a mid-/upper-level low located about 600 n mi west of the cyclone. The models are in excellent agreement on this steering pattern remaining stable for the next several days, which should keep the depression moving in a northwestward direction until dissipation occurs by 96 hours. The official forecast track is essentially just an update of the previous advisory track, and lies roughly midway between the consensus models TVCE and GFEX. The deep-layer 850-200 mb wind shear is relatively low, but recent UW-CIMSS shear analyses indicate that the depression is moving into a region of 15-20 kt southeasterly mid-level shear. The latter shear, in conjunction with much drier mid-level air, should cap any further intensification, and induce weakening by 24 hours when the cyclone moves over sub-26C SSTs. Transition into a remnant low in now expected by 36-48 hours, with dissipation forecast to occur by day 4, if not sooner. The NHC intensity forecast is similar to the IVCN intensity model. FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS INIT 16/1500Z 18.5N 115.9W 30 KT 35 MPH 12H 17/0000Z 19.9N 117.8W 30 KT 35 MPH 24H 17/1200Z 21.8N 120.2W 30 KT 35 MPH 36H 18/0000Z 23.6N 122.9W 25 KT 30 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW 48H 18/1200Z 25.3N 125.6W 20 KT 25 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW 72H 19/1200Z 27.6N 129.4W 20 KT 25 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW 96H 20/1200Z...DISSIPATED $$ Forecaster Stewart
Tropical Depression ELEVEN-E Forecast Advisory Number 3
  Source: National Hurricane Center (East Pacific) 2015-08-16 10:51:08 (2 weeks ago) 
Issued at 1500 UTC SUN AUG 16 2015 000 WTPZ21 KNHC 161435 TCMEP1 TROPICAL DEPRESSION ELEVEN-E FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER 3 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP112015 1500 UTC SUN AUG 16 2015 THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT. TROPICAL DEPRESSION CENTER LOCATED NEAR 18.5N 115.9W AT 16/1500Z POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN 45 NM PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE NORTHWEST OR 305 DEGREES AT 15 KT ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 1003 MB MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. 12 FT SEAS..300NE 300SE 0SW 0NW. WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT. RADII IN NAUTICAL MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT. REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 18.5N 115.9W AT 16/1500Z AT 16/1200Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 18.1N 115.3W FORECAST VALID 17/0000Z 19.9N 117.8W MAX WIND 30 KT...GUSTS 40 KT. FORECAST VALID 17/1200Z 21.8N 120.2W MAX WIND 30 KT...GUSTS 40 KT. FORECAST VALID 18/0000Z 23.6N 122.9W...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW MAX WIND 25 KT...GUSTS 35 KT. FORECAST VALID 18/1200Z 25.3N 125.6W...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW MAX WIND 20 KT...GUSTS 30 KT. FORECAST VALID 19/1200Z 27.6N 129.4W...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW MAX WIND 20 KT...GUSTS 30 KT. EXTENDED OUTLOOK. NOTE...ERRORS FOR TRACK HAVE AVERAGED NEAR 125 NM ON DAY 4 AND 150 NM ON DAY 5...AND FOR INTENSITY NEAR 15 KT EACH DAY OUTLOOK VALID 20/1200Z...DISSIPATED REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 18.5N 115.9W NEXT ADVISORY AT 16/2100Z $$ FORECASTER STEWART
Summary for Tropical Depression ELEVEN-E (EP1/EP112015)
  Source: National Hurricane Center (East Pacific) 2015-08-16 10:51:08 (2 weeks ago) 
...DEPRESSION MOVING QUICKLY NORTHWESTWARD AWAY FROM LAND... As of 8:00 AM PDT Sun Aug 16 the center of ELEVEN-E was located near 18.5, -115.9 with movement NW at 17 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1003 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph.
The Navajo Water Lady
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2015-08-16 10:51:06 (2 weeks ago) 
In this corner of the Navajo Nation, just 100 miles west of Albuquerque, N.M., an estimated 40 percent of residents don't have access to running water
The nature photography of John Fielder
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2015-08-16 10:51:06 (2 weeks ago) 
His masterful images capture the timeless majesty of Colorado's landscape, but John Fielder also hopes his photographs will help stir others to protect the awesome splendor of his state




Passage: The death of Uggie the Dog
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2015-08-16 10:51:06 (2 weeks ago) 
The Jack Russell terrier, who became a superstar for his performance in the Oscar-winning film, "The Artist," was euthanized this past week after a bout of prostate cancer
Pakistani counter-terrorism official killed in suicide blast
  Source: Los Angeles Times - World News 2015-08-16 10:51:05 (2 weeks ago) 
A senior Pakistani official was killed along with at least 14 others Sunday in a suicide bombing at his office, according to police and rescue officials.
Former NAACP Chairman and Civil Rights Leader Julian Bond Dies at 75
  Source: Gawker 2015-08-16 10:50:51 (2 weeks ago) 

On Saturday night, after a brief illness, civil rights leader Julian Bond died in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75.

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Trump promises policy specifics
  Source: CNN.com 2015-08-16 10:50:32 (2 weeks ago) 
Donald Trump continues to promise he will deliver on policy specifics... but when will voters actually know his plans for foreign and domestic policy?






Dozens still missing 4 days after China blasts
  Source: CNN.com 2015-08-16 10:50:32 (2 weeks ago) 
Luo Shuhui's home was 700 meters from the chemical plant that exploded last week, hurling fireballs into the sky.










New Orleans reconsiders fleur-de-lis symbol
  Source: CNN.com 2015-08-16 10:50:32 (2 weeks ago) 
Victor Blackwell discusses the controversial fleur-de-lys symbol that's widespread through Louisiana.






Pakistani counter-terrorism official killed in suicide blast
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2015-08-16 10:50:31 (2 weeks ago) 
A senior Pakistani official was killed along with at least 14 others Sunday in a suicide bombing at his office, according to police and rescue officials.








Trump wants money from U.S.-backed Mideast nations
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2015-08-16 10:50:29 (2 weeks ago) 
GOP presidential candidate lays out a foreign policy vision that includes ground troops in the Middle East
Boynton scooter crash leaves one in hospital
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2015-08-16 10:50:28 (2 weeks ago) 
The operator of a motor scooter was hospitalized with serious injuries Saturday after police said they found the person lying in the roadway in the 2800 block of South Seacrest Boulevard.
Iraq ex-PM fingered over Mosul fall
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-08-16 10:50:23 (2 weeks ago) 
An Iraqi parliamentary committee calls for former PM Nouri Maliki and dozens of other officials to face trial over the fall of Mosul to Islamic State.




High beef prices fueling rustling revival in Plains states
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2015-08-16 10:50:21 (2 weeks ago) 
GIDDINGS, Texas (AP) -- Record beef prices have led to increases in the number of missing or stolen cattle....
South Africa: 5 Dead in Crash of Ambulance Aircraft
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-08-16 10:50:02 (2 weeks ago) 
South African medical aircraft crashes, killing all 5 people on board
Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 10:40:29 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









Crystal Palace’s Patrick Bamford targets hitting a high note for Chelsea
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 10:40:16 (2 weeks ago) 
The quiet revolution in British housing
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 10:40:16 (2 weeks ago) 




GCSE results 2015: Kirkby High School hopes for a radical turnaround
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 10:40:16 (2 weeks ago) 
DCF: One foster child dead, one hospitalized from Auburn home
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 10:40:06 (2 weeks ago) 

One child has died and a second is hospitalized following an incident at a foster home in Auburn yesterday, the Department of Children and Families confirms.

"The Department is actively working with law enforcement and medical personnel to determine the cause of the death of one child and hospitalization of another.  Both children lived in a foster home and were foster children. The Department is conducting its own investigation and collaborating with law enforcement on its investigation,"  DCF spokeswoman Andrea Grossman said in a statement.

Connecticut, Chinese students study global trade together
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 10:40:06 (2 weeks ago) 

HARTFORD, Conn. — Three dozen high school students from Wallingford and China are working together to learn how trade boosts the economy, supports business and links the two countries.

Junior Achievement, which educates students about workforce, business and financial issues, brought the students together in Connecticut this week. The 16- and 17-year-old students were to visit Otis elevator's test site in Bristol and develop business plans to be used during the next school year to sell and trade products.

Reports: Crash site of missing airliner found
  Source: USATODAY.com World - Top Stories 2015-08-16 10:31:52 (2 weeks ago) 

The Transport Ministry said the ATR42-300 twin turboprop plane lost contact 33 minutes after taking off.

        
Reports: Crash site of missing airliner found
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2015-08-16 10:31:52 (2 weeks ago) 

The Transport Ministry said the ATR42-300 twin turboprop plane lost contact 33 minutes after taking off.

       




Want to adopt a healthy new habit? Stack it on top of an old one
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2015-08-16 10:31:52 (2 weeks ago) 

Your daily routine is full of triggers you can use to your advantage, experts say.

       
New Orleans Reconstruction Workers Fight to Remain
  Source: Truthout Stories 2015-08-16 10:31:50 (2 weeks ago) 

Immigration protesters amassed in front of the entrance to the ICE New Orleans Field Office at 1250 Poydras Street. (Photo: Josh Rushing/Flickr)

Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Southern Gulf Coast. Drawn by reconstruction work, the number of Latino immigrants has nearly doubled. Workers were charged with pulling dead bodies from abandoned homes and rebuilding New Orleans. But the influx of migrant workers also increased immigration crackdowns.

Jasmin Lopez follows reconstruction worker, Jose Monterubio. He tells us about his detention and how he stands for immigrant rights with the support of Congress of Day Laborers. Jose Torres Tama recites "Corporate Coyotes Smuggle Immigrant Workers," a poem from his book Immigrant Dreams, Alien Nightmares.

Donald Trump Calls for U.S. Ground Troops in Iraq
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2015-08-16 10:31:49 (2 weeks ago) 
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Crystal Palace’s Patrick Bamford targets hitting a high note for Chelsea
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 10:31:44 (2 weeks ago) 
GCSE results 2015: Kirkby High School hopes for a radical turnaround
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 10:31:44 (2 weeks ago) 




The quiet revolution in British housing
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 10:31:44 (2 weeks ago) 
Leckie in line for Seven or Nine
  Source: The Australian | News 2015-08-16 10:31:41 (2 weeks ago) 
David Leckie could be in line for the Seven or Nine top job while John Howard interviews Rupert Murdoch for the ABC.
Leave gay marriage to us: voters
  Source: The Australian | News 2015-08-16 10:31:41 (2 weeks ago) 
A vast majority of Australians want a “national vote” on whether same-sex marriage should become law, a new poll shows.
Ministers quiz Ebeid on Mallah
  Source: The Australian | News 2015-08-16 10:31:41 (2 weeks ago) 
Senior cabinet ministers have called SBS chief Michael Ebeid to ensure Zaky Mallah would not be given any airtime.
Unions ‘hired 457 visa workers’
  Source: The Australian | News 2015-08-16 10:31:41 (2 weeks ago) 
Unions representing some of Australia’s lowest paid workers have been caught out using imported labour.




‘Rights breached’ in parent leave
  Source: The Australian | News 2015-08-16 10:31:41 (2 weeks ago) 
The Human Rights Commission has slammed the government’s efforts to end the “double­-dipping’’ of paid parent­al leave.
Hockey to fight poll on reform
  Source: The Australian | News 2015-08-16 10:31:41 (2 weeks ago) 
The Treasurer has put a fight for reform at the heart of the government’s battle plan.
Jakarta call: Let’s stop shouting
  Source: The Australian | News 2015-08-16 10:31:41 (2 weeks ago) 
Indonesia’s ambassador to Australia has called for both sides to put aside “megaphone diplomacy”.
Economy ‘threatened by lawfare’
  Source: The Australian | News 2015-08-16 10:31:41 (2 weeks ago) 
George Brandis wants federal environmental laws reworked, warning of a “red carpet for vigil­ante litigation’’.
Offical Poster for the "Regular Show" movie
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-08-16 10:31:30 (2 weeks ago) 
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Possibly the best bathroom graffiti ever
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-08-16 10:31:30 (2 weeks ago) 
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Cops investigate suspicious death of Queens man: sources
  Source: New York News - NY Daily News 2015-08-16 10:31:19 (2 weeks ago) 
Cops are investigating the death of a man found in his Queens apartment Sunday with a plastic bag tied around his neck, police sources said.








Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 10:31:18 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









Minnesota Woman uses 'Power of Pie' to Comfort S.C. Church
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-08-16 10:31:14 (2 weeks ago) 
Rose McGee, of Golden Valley, Minn., is bringing her sweet potato pie from the north to the south, to comfort members of Charleston AME church that targeted by a mass shooting .









Almanac: The Harmonic Convergence
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2015-08-16 10:31:12 (2 weeks ago) 
August 16, 1987, marked a global celebration heralding a rare alignment of the planets




Small plane crashes on, shuts down LIRR tracks
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2015-08-16 10:31:12 (2 weeks ago) 
Police say deadly crash happened early morning Sunday in Hicksville; service on busy rail line shut down in both directions
The Wall Street Journal: U.S.’s Jordan Spieth faces two-stroke PGA deficit in hunt for year’s third major victory
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2015-08-16 10:31:11 (2 weeks ago) 
Jason Day will vie for his first career major title Sunday from the top of the board, at 15 under. Spieth is at 13 under after shooting a 65 in the third round at Whistling Straits.
Why the Way You Slice Meat Can Make a Huge Difference
  Source: Lifehacker 2015-08-16 10:31:09 (2 weeks ago) 

You probably know that slicing meat against the grain makes sure it’s never chewy or difficult to eat. America’s Test Kitchen put that rule to the test, with some so-called “tough” and “tender” cuts of meat. Long story short, they found the way you cut can make any cut easier to chew, regardless of whether it’s “tough” or “tender.”

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French former policeman turns to animation to warn tourists of crime
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-08-16 10:30:48 (2 weeks ago) 
On Thursday, non-profit environmental-health watchdog group As You Sow filed a notice of intent to b
  Source: Gawker 2015-08-16 10:30:46 (2 weeks ago) 

On Thursday, non-profit environmental-health watchdog group As You Sow filed a notice of intent to bring legal action against Soylent, alleging that the meal replacement start-up failed to warn consumers about high concentrations of cadmium and lead in its space food. Also it makes you fart a lot.

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Death toll from Tianjin, China, explosions over 100
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-08-16 10:30:34 (2 weeks ago) 







Mike Huckabee attacks Hillary Clinton
  Source: CNN.com 2015-08-16 10:30:32 (2 weeks ago) 
Mike Huckabee attacked Hillary Clinton, saying that if she is the democratic candidate there will be "things she'll have to answer for."






Kasich revises history on Iraq war
  Source: CNN.com 2015-08-16 10:30:32 (2 weeks ago) 
John Kasich says now that he never would have taken the United States to war in Iraq -- but the Ohio governor supported then-President George W. Bush's push for war in 2002.






At least 82 killed in airstrike 'massacre' on Syrian market, activists say
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2015-08-16 10:30:31 (2 weeks ago) 
Syrian government warplanes attacked a busy market in a rebel-held suburb of the capital Damascus on Sunday, killing at least 82 people and wounding more than 200 in one of the deadliest single incidents involving government airstrikes since the crisis began nearly five years ago, activists said.








Well I'll be drmed
  Source: Boing Boing 2015-08-16 10:30:25 (2 weeks ago) 

Jargon for the XXIth C. [via Sarah Jeong]





Crystal Palace 1-2 Arsenal
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-08-16 10:30:24 (2 weeks ago) 
Arsenal recover from their opening-day defeat to West Ham to record a hard-fought victory at Crystal Palace.
Crystal Palace 1-2 Arsenal
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-08-16 10:30:24 (2 weeks ago) 
Arsenal recover from their opening-day defeat to West Ham to record a hard-fought victory at Crystal Palace.
Indonesia plane wreckage found
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-08-16 10:30:24 (2 weeks ago) 
The wreckage of an Indonesia plane carrying 54 people has been found in the remote Papua region, officials say.
Full Episode: GMA 08/15/15: What Will Presidential Hopefuls Find at the Iowa State Fair?
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-08-16 10:30:02 (2 weeks ago) 
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Cases Could Be on the Rise; See When Sara Haines Auditioned to Fill in for Kelly Ripa
Full Episode: GMA 08/15/15: What Will Presidential Hopefuls Find at the Iowa State Fair?
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-08-16 10:30:02 (2 weeks ago) 
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Cases Could Be on the Rise; See When Sara Haines Auditioned to Fill in for Kelly Ripa




African Union: Burundi at Risk of Sliding Further Into Chaos
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-08-16 10:30:02 (2 weeks ago) 
African Union official warns Burundi is at risk of deteriorating into further violence
After decades, Guardian Angels resume Central Park patrols amid concern, debate over NYC crime
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-08-16 10:20:28 (2 weeks ago) 
Obama can do Iran nuclear deal even if Congress disapproves
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2015-08-16 10:20:28 (2 weeks ago) 
The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawmakers reject the agreement, it's not game-over for the White House.
Can Parmatown make a comeback? Cleveland man sentenced to 13 years for 'pimping' girls out of Independence hotel: Best of the Beat
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-08-16 10:20:26 (2 weeks ago) 
Can dying malls make a comeback? A Cleveland man was sentencend to 13 years in prison for selling two girls as prostitutes out of an Independence hotel. Check out this week's Parma-area news here.
Consultant releases findings on Lakewood Hospital; North Olmsted Homecoming festival nears: Best of the Beat
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-08-16 10:20:26 (2 weeks ago) 
A city-hired consultant is giving recommendations on Lakewood Hospital's future; Lakewood may soon prosecute tax scofflaws; Olmsted Township nears decision on future fire chief.




Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 10:20:24 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









Suspect in California killing believed shot dead after two-week desert search
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 10:20:14 (2 weeks ago) 
Manchester City v Chelsea: Premier League – live!
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 10:20:14 (2 weeks ago) 
Police: 3 injured in motorcycle accidents
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2015-08-16 10:20:08 (2 weeks ago) 

A man was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash in Batavia Township Saturday night, police said.

        
Greta Gerwig’s a real eye-opener in screwball comedy
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 10:20:05 (2 weeks ago) 




After decades, Guardian Angels resume Central Park rounds
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2015-08-16 10:20:04 (2 weeks ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) -- The squad in stop-sign-red jackets and berets strode through Central Park, on guard for signs of crime....
Lackey's 'complete' game beats Miami
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2015-08-16 10:20:02 (2 weeks ago) 
Stern veteran goes 8-plus innings, and adds two hits and an RBI of his own in 6-2 victory over Miami.
Throwing Public Education Under the Bus
  Source: Truthout Stories 2015-08-16 10:11:55 (2 weeks ago) 

(Image: School bus via Shutterstock)

Public education used to be, you know, public — an essential societal investment for the betterment of all, paid for by all through school taxes.

In addition to privatization schemes to turn education over to corporate profiteers, public schools themselves have steadily been shifting from free education toward what amounts to fee education. This is a product of the budget slashing frenzy imposed on our schools in the past 15 years or so by the convergence of Koch-headed, anti-public ideologues and unimaginative, acquiescent education officials.

Beset by tight budgets, too many school systems are accommodating the slashers by shifting the cost of educating America’s future from the general society to the parents of students who are presently enrolled.

Does your child want to play a sport, take a class trip to a museum, or participate in a debate tournament? Pay a fee. Do your kids want to take art, music, drama, or other arts classes? Pay a fee. Does your school make kids wear uniforms? Pay a fee.

And now comes a new level of monetizing public education — the ubiquitous yellow school bus. Yes, just getting to and from school is increasingly being treated not as a necessary public service, but as a private luxury to be billed to families with school-age students.

Districts in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Texas, and elsewhere are charging up to $600 a year per child. For the poor and the downwardly-mobile middle class that’s a real hit — yet another barrier to educational access for America’s majority. What’s next — a daily debit-card deduction for kids to enter their classroom at public schools?

If our society won’t even pay for bus rides, how are we going to get to the future we want for our children? It’s time to reject the small-minded budget slashers, reinvest fully in public education, and get America moving again.

Agroecology as a Tool for Liberation: Transforming Industrial Agriculture in El Salvador
  Source: Truthout Stories 2015-08-16 10:11:55 (2 weeks ago) 

Miguel Ramirez training family farmers on seed bank management. (Photo courtesy of MAOES)Beverly Bell interviewed Miguel Ramirez, National Coordinator of the Organic Agriculture Movement of El Salvador, about agroecology as a tool for liberation. An edited transcript of Ramirez's replies appears below.

We say that every square meter of land that is worked with agro-ecology is a liberated square meter. We see it as a tool to transform farmers’ social and economic conditions. We see it as a tool of liberation from the unsustainable capitalist agricultural model that oppresses farmers.

We in the Organic Agriculture Movement see the soil as Mother Earth, a living organism, which gives birth to all kinds of life. Mother Earth is agonizing, and needs to be rescued. Even a new small plot of land under organic management is part of the effort to revive her.

We now have around 3,700 small local producers who are educated and working on organic agriculture in El Salvador. We’re just about one percent of all small producers, but 15 or 20 years ago we had no organic agriculture.

Our territory is made up of just 20,000 square kilometers, with 70 percent of the territory dedicated to agriculture. The challenge is to keep winning over new farmer families that will re-convert to organic farming and liberate the land.

For 60 years, Salvadoran peasants have been marginalized and impoverished by the agro-industrial model [chemically dependent, large-scale, corporate-controlled agribusiness], which is based on resource and human exploitation. Today, peasants in El Salvador, as throughout Latin America, are living in a system of semi-slavery and are subjected to expensive and toxic technology that doesn’t belong to them.

People are facing some very serious health problems. Prolonged exposure to pesticides and other toxins in our food is causing low renal function, cancer, and diabetes.

Another problem we face as a result of this system of production is the extreme degradation of our natural resources. El Salvador has the most soil degradation in all of Central America. Eighty percent of our land is degraded and 99 percent of our rivers are contaminated.

According to some geneticists, biologists and anthropologists, Central America was one of the first places that started practicing agriculture, in about 7,000 BC. The Mayan civilization was one of the pioneers of agriculture. We have incredible historical wealth regarding their practices in El Salvador, which need to be rescued. One is the Mayan system of production known as the milpa [small bio-organic gardens involving crop rotation and family control]. For thousands of years, the milpa guaranteed food sovereignty and healthy foods for civilization.

This model was disrupted by several historical events. The Spanish invasion 500 years ago destroyed the entire Mayan tradition and production model based on food sovereignty. Local communities were forced to stop producing their own food and to start producing food that was of interest to the Spanish colony.

The next significant influence was the Green Revolution in the 1960s. Then, after World War Two ended, military machinery for chemical weapons was transformed and utilized for agricultural production. All of Latin America, including El Salvador, fell victim to the imposition of this technological model.

El Salvador has a tragic, repressive history, including the war waged against our 12-year revolution. The war ended in January, 1992 after the peace accord was signed, which helped create conditions that made it possible to start organizing, educating and working towards agro-ecology and organic agriculture. Initially, the movement wasn’t very successful, but about 10 years ago we started working again, and the movement for organic agriculture began growing.

Our main strategy over the past six years has been raising awareness. Unfortunately, poor peasants defend pesticides, which is the only technical package they know. Agrotoxic industrial agriculture is like a drug. Once one falls into the vice, it’s hard to get out. We work to help the farmers understand that they must stop being the object of consumption in this system. They have to reclaim the values and rescue ancestral knowledge, which is a primary pillar of the movement.

We believe that, with education, awareness-raising, and community organizing among Salvadoran peasants, it’s possible to reverse our [agricultural] history. We believe that change will only be possible if it comes from the ground up, from a campesino population that is conscious and organized.

The consumer sector in El Salvador is also very misinformed. They don’t know the peasants’ reality and they know even less about the importance of reclaiming healthy consumption. We are working to bring about a direct relationship between producer and consumer, so consumers can understand and value peasants’ work, what it takes to deliver foods to each Salvadoran’s table.

We believe that in order to guarantee food sovereignty, we must have organic agriculture, offering healthy food for all. Therefore, we don’t believe in overpriced organic products. That’s an elitist practice and it’s a contradiction to our work. The Organic Agriculture Movement is working to change that, because we believe the entire community can and must eat healthily.

When the left-wing government took power in El Salvador [in 2009], our hopes soared. Before the elections, we began working with the left political party on a plan for developing the agricultural sector, which would include the strategy for organic farming. This has already become a focus in the administration’s five-year plan. We aren’t completely satisfied with the response so far, but we truly hope that the plan will materialize into concrete actions.

In July of 2014, we submitted a proposal to the Ministry of Agriculture for the development of organic farming, with 13 strategy proposals. The Minister acknowledges that organic farming is a threat to strong financial interests. The agrochemical transnationals are like monsters, capable of putting into place and removing governments in Latin America. [See, for example, this article.]

Monsanto and other companies, such as Bayer, Dow, DuPont and Singleton, have multi-million dollar deals in El Salvador and all Latin American countries. The previous government bought all of their fertilizer and seeds from Monsanto to give to producers in the form of agricultural packages. The relationship between these companies and the government has been breaking down with this administration, and we hope that the rupture will grow even larger.

Some research bodies in the government still don’t know about alternative or organic farming, because academia has been taken over by companies like Monsanto. Part of our struggle has also been to have the National University’s Agricultural Engineering Faculty reinvent itself, because that’s where our main detractors are. The faculty, wittingly and unwittingly, defends agrotoxic agriculture, and they continue to educate professionals who follow that line.

I’m happy to say that in January 2015, we held a training workshop for the National University’s Agricultural Sciences Faculty and academic staff with the objective of starting to transform the curriculum. We have introduced agronomy professors at the national university to the theories of organic agriculture, and have been taking them on field visits to help convince them. Many of them are seeing the benefits and are including agroecology in their curriculum.

This is our struggle. There are still many challenges ahead. But we’re making progress in this titanic but beautiful struggle, to reclaim the lives of all Salvadorans.
 

For more information and to support the Organic Agriculture Movement of El Salvador, contact Ecoviva.

With thanks to Flavia Moreno for translation, Natalie Miller for help in editing, and Karolo Aparicio and Nathan Weller for making our interview possible.

Mom pitting grown siblings against one another
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-08-16 10:11:46 (2 weeks ago) 
By creating hostile situations among her children, Mom is asserting her power over all, writes Carolyn Hax.




At Intiman, ‘John Baxter Is a Switch Hitter’ takes a swing at sexual identity
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-08-16 10:11:46 (2 weeks ago) 
A new play by Ana Brown and Andrew Russell from Intiman Theatre is based on a controversy that broke out at the 2008 Gay Softball World Series in Seattle.
The Week Ahead: Arts in Nature, Otis Taylor and Olympic Music Festival
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-08-16 10:11:46 (2 weeks ago) 
The week of Aug. 16 brings Viking Days, big theater productions and Seattle Opera’s “Nabucco.”
‘An American Dream’: Seattle Opera premiere based on WWII internment
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-08-16 10:11:46 (2 weeks ago) 
A preview of Jack Perla and Jessica Murphy Moo’s “An American Dream,” commissioned by Seattle Opera and based on wartime memories of two Northwest residents.
Sunday Best: Kerry Washington no wallflower in bright blue
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-08-16 10:11:46 (2 weeks ago) 
Sunday Best is a weekly look at style on TV, in movies and on the red carpet. This week: Kerry Washington in a vintage wallpaper-y dress by designer Mary Katrantzou.
Combine giving and exercise this summer
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-08-16 10:11:46 (2 weeks ago) 
Upcoming events: Alki Beach 5K Walk and Run, The Muddy Mutt Event and Tacoma Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk.




pharmacy-16
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-08-16 10:11:46 (2 weeks ago) 
Reader asks People’s Pharmacy about validity of some claims.
‘Go Set a Watchman’ tops fiction sales at Eagle Harbor Book Co.
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-08-16 10:11:46 (2 weeks ago) 
Actress Lee Grant’s memoir sells well locally.
The top 5 barriers to fitness — and how to overcome them
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-08-16 10:11:46 (2 weeks ago) 
Too busy? Too lazy? Here are a few tips to jump-start new, healthier habits.
‘Go Set a Watchman’ stays atop fiction books sales list
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-08-16 10:11:46 (2 weeks ago) 
“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” retains top spot on national best-sellers list of nonfiction.
Rebel-held Ukraine overhauls education system as it aligns itself with Russia
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 10:11:42 (2 weeks ago) 




Suspect in California killing believed shot dead after two-week desert search
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 10:11:42 (2 weeks ago) 
Manchester City v Chelsea: Premier League – live!
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 10:11:42 (2 weeks ago) 
Shopping for back-to-school deals? It's all in the timing
  Source: RSS Feed from The News-Herald: http://www.news-herald.com 2015-08-16 10:11:28 (2 weeks ago) 
BBC News: Indonesian plane missing over Papua
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-08-16 10:11:26 (2 weeks ago) 
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Op-Ed Columnist: Hillary Clinton’s Got This
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2015-08-16 10:11:22 (2 weeks ago) 
It will take more than the email scandal or a surging Bernie Sanders to keep Clinton from the Democratic nomination.




G.O.P. Is Vague on Using Power Abroad
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2015-08-16 10:11:22 (2 weeks ago) 
Finding any consensus on how the Republican candidates would exercise American power differently from President Obama, much less define an alternative foreign policy, gets a bit messy.
Strategies: Why Starbucks Prices Went Up as Coffee Beans Got Cheaper
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2015-08-16 10:11:22 (2 weeks ago) 
The company’s strategy has created an odd situation this summer: It has increased retail prices for brewed coffee just as coffee prices on world commodities markets have fallen.
EnChroma’s Accidental Spectacles Find Niche Among the Colorblind
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2015-08-16 10:11:22 (2 weeks ago) 
An inventor of lenses invented to aid surgeons found that they could also help the colorblind, leading him to start a company that sells glasses.
Blending Tech Workers and Locals in San Francisco’s Troubled Mid-Market
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2015-08-16 10:11:22 (2 weeks ago) 
Tech giants like Twitter and Spotify have descended on one of the poorest neighborhoods in the Bay Area, bringing prosperity for some and upheaval for others.









Motorcyclist severs leg, dies afer hitting parked cars on SI
  Source: New York News - NY Daily News 2015-08-16 10:11:15 (2 weeks ago) 
A 23-year-old motorcyclist died after he collided with two parked cars — severing his leg — in Staten Island on Sunday morning.












Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 10:11:14 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









Anti-Taliban Pakistani politician killed in suicide blast
  Source: More from World - CBS News 2015-08-16 10:11:08 (2 weeks ago) 
Apparent assassination may force Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to launch a politically unpopular campaign against militants
​Moneymakers: Engravers at the U.S. Mint
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2015-08-16 10:11:08 (2 weeks ago) 
Find out how the nation's elite sculptor-engravers design coins and commemorative medals
Video: Video: Trump and Clinton work the weekend crowds at Iowa State Fair
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2015-08-16 10:11:07 (2 weeks ago) 
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton visited Iowa’s State Fair on Saturday, making their way through crowds of selfie and handshake seekers. So: How did their visits compare?
The weekend in pictures
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-08-16 10:10:53 (2 weeks ago) 




Rebel-held Ukraine overhauls education system as it aligns itself with Russia
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-08-16 10:10:53 (2 weeks ago) 
Egyptian Foreign Ministry statement on security situation
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-08-16 10:10:38 (2 weeks ago) 







Kasich revises history on Iraq war
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-08-16 10:10:38 (2 weeks ago) 







Huckabee: With abortion, there are two victims
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2015-08-16 10:10:37 (2 weeks ago) 
Mike Huckabee says his opposition to abortion rights in any circumstances won't change after Paraguay refused a 10-year-old rape victim access to the procedure.






Why Keyser Söze still rules, decades later
  Source: CNN.com - Entertainment 2015-08-16 10:10:37 (2 weeks ago) 











Sharon Stone's nude photos stoke controversy
  Source: CNN.com - Entertainment 2015-08-16 10:10:37 (2 weeks ago) 







The iconic photo behind N.W.A. album cover
  Source: CNN.com - Entertainment 2015-08-16 10:10:37 (2 weeks ago) 







Huckabee: With abortion, there are two victims
  Source: CNN.com 2015-08-16 10:10:36 (2 weeks ago) 
Mike Huckabee says his opposition to abortion rights in any circumstances won't change after Paraguay refused a 10-year-old rape victim access to the procedure.






Yosemite deaths illustrate a tragic but not uncommon risk in nature
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2015-08-16 10:10:36 (2 weeks ago) 
What caused a tree limb to shear off and crush two sleeping campers in Yosemite on Friday has yet to be determined, but the children's deaths underscore the National Park Service's delicate and difficult mission: to manage a wild place.








Border Patrol on the hunt for more female agents
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2015-08-16 10:10:36 (2 weeks ago) 
Border Patrol Agent Erica Sanchez was stalking immigrants on the banks of the Rio Grande, her long brown hair pulled back in a knot, her foundation and eyeliner intact despite the sweat running down her face in the 100-degree heat.












White Sox confident sending Chris Sale against the Cubs on Sunday
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2015-08-16 10:10:35 (2 weeks ago) 
Chris Sale has set the bar quite high for himself as one of the game's most intimidating pitchers.








U.S., Japan mark end of World War II in Pearl Harbor ceremony
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2015-08-16 10:10:35 (2 weeks ago) 
The mayors of Honolulu and Nagoaka, Japan - two cities linked by World War II - joined hundreds of people Saturday night to mark the 70th anniversary of the conflict's end by watching a spectacular 20-minute fireworks show








Brewers farmhand David Denson reveals he's gay
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2015-08-16 10:10:35 (2 weeks ago) 
Milwaukee Brewers minor leaguer David Denson has become the first openly gay player on a team affiliated with Major League Baseball.








Gemili out of World Championships
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-08-16 10:10:28 (2 weeks ago) 
European 200m champion Adam Gemili withdraws from the World Athletics Championships in Beijing on medical advice.
Indonesia plane wreckage found
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-08-16 10:10:28 (2 weeks ago) 
The wreckage of an Indonesia plane carrying 54 people has been found in the remote Papua region, officials say.




Gemili out of World Championships
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-08-16 10:10:28 (2 weeks ago) 
European 200m champion Adam Gemili withdraws from the World Athletics Championships in Beijing on medical advice.
NRP to increase patrols in light of boating deaths
  Source: baltimoresun.com - news 2015-08-16 10:10:28 (2 weeks ago) 
Boating deaths in 2015 near record high








After decades, Guardian Angels resume Central Park rounds
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2015-08-16 10:10:26 (2 weeks ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) -- The squad in stop-sign-red jackets and berets strode through Central Park, on guard for signs of crime....
After decades, Guardian Angels resume Central Park rounds
  Source: AP Top News 2015-08-16 10:10:26 (2 weeks ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) - The squad in stop-sign-red jackets and berets strode through Central Park, on guard for signs of crime. It was a familiar sight a generation ago, when New York was plagued by lawlessness that police have worked for years to dispel. Yet Guardian Angels volunteers made a pointed return this month to Central Park for the first time in over two decades, citing a 26 percent rise in crime there so far this year....
AP Interview: Jordan says Syria militants try to sneak in
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-08-16 10:10:26 (2 weeks ago) 
ON THE SYRIA BORDER, Jordan (AP) -- The commander of Jordan's Border Guard says militants have been trying to sneak into Jordan from Syria by blending in with Syrian refugees, and that attempts to smuggle weapons and drugs have increased....




AP Interview: Jordan says Syria militants try to sneak in
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-08-16 10:10:26 (2 weeks ago) 
ON THE SYRIA BORDER, Jordan (AP) -- The commander of Jordan's Border Guard says militants have been trying to sneak into Jordan from Syria by blending in with Syrian refugees, and that attempts to smuggle weapons and drugs have increased....
After decades, Guardian Angels resume Central Park rounds
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2015-08-16 10:10:26 (2 weeks ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) -- The squad in stop-sign-red jackets and berets strode through Central Park, on guard for signs of crime....
After Decades, Guardian Angels Resume Central Park Rounds
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-08-16 10:10:05 (2 weeks ago) 
After decades, Guardian Angels resume Central Park patrols amid concern, debate over NYC crime
South African Musical Dramatizes Police Shooting of Strikers
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-08-16 10:10:05 (2 weeks ago) 
South African musical dramatizes the police shooting of striking miners 3 years ago
AP Interview: Jordan Says Syria Militants Try to Sneak In
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-08-16 10:10:05 (2 weeks ago) 
AP Interview: Jordan border chief says Syria militants try to sneak in, blend in with refugees




Anti-Government Protests Sweep Brazil
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-08-16 10:10:05 (2 weeks ago) 
Anti-government protesters take to the streets in cities across Brazil
UN Security Council urges leaders of Guinea-Bissau to seek dialogue, consensus
  Source: XINHUANEWS 2015-08-16 10:00:54 (2 weeks ago) 
UN Security Council on Friday called on leaders to seek dialogue and consensus in resolving the crisis in a manner that serves the interests of the Bissau-Guinean people.
Indian PM arrives in Abu Dhabi
  Source: XINHUANEWS 2015-08-16 10:00:54 (2 weeks ago) 
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Sunday on an official two-day visit.
Israel OKs revised version of natural gas deal with U.S. company
  Source: XINHUANEWS 2015-08-16 10:00:54 (2 weeks ago) 
Israel approved on Sunday a revised outline of an agreement with the U.S. gas company and the state over the development of Israel's offshore natural gas fields, the Prime Minister's Office announced in a statement.
Number of injured rises to 19 in Hungarian train collision
  Source: XINHUANEWS 2015-08-16 10:00:54 (2 weeks ago) 
A new report on a Sunday morning train collision says that 19 people were hurt, two of them seriously, and that the two trains collided near the Galgaguta train station, roughly 65 km northeast of Budapest.




Iran's FM to visit Russia for key talks: ambassador
  Source: XINHUANEWS 2015-08-16 10:00:54 (2 weeks ago) 
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif will travel to Russia on Monday for talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on key regional and international issues, state IRIB TV quoted Iran's ambassador to Russia, Mehdi Sanaee, as saying on Sunday.
Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 10:00:29 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









The weekend in pictures
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 10:00:19 (2 weeks ago) 
Rebel-held Ukraine overhauls education system as it aligns itself with Russia
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 10:00:19 (2 weeks ago) 
Lancashire fracking debate: 'they are changing the laws to suit themselves'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 10:00:19 (2 weeks ago) 




Trump wants money from Mideast countries supported by US
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 10:00:08 (2 weeks ago) 
'Star Wars: Episode IX': Colin Trevorrow confirmed to direct
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 10:00:08 (2 weeks ago) 
"Jurassic World" helmer Colin Trevorrow has been confirmed as the director of "Star Wars: Episode IX," it was announced at D23 Expo in Anaheim.
Airliner with 54 aboard goes missing in eastern Indonesia
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 10:00:08 (2 weeks ago) 

JAKARTA, Indonesia — An Indonesian airliner carrying 54 people went missing Sunday after losing contact with ground control during a short flight in bad weather in the country's mountainous easternmost province of Papua, officials said.

Local villagers told authorities that they saw a plane crash into a mountain, and scores of rescuers were heading to the remote area and will begin searching there Monday morning. An air search for the missing plane was suspended and will resume Monday as well.

Obama can do Iran nuclear deal even if Congress disapproves
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 10:00:08 (2 weeks ago) 
South African musical dramatizes police shooting of strikers
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-08-16 10:00:05 (2 weeks ago) 
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- South Africans sing and dance when they mourn, which is why a musical is a fitting way to commemorate the police shootings of striking miners three years ago, says the lead actor of "Marikana - The Musical."...




AP Interview: Jordan says Syria militants try to sneak in
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-08-16 10:00:05 (2 weeks ago) 
ON THE SYRIA BORDER, Jordan (AP) -- The commander of Jordan's Border Guard says militants have been trying to sneak into Jordan from Syria by blending in with Syrian refugees, and that attempts to smuggle weapons and drugs have increased....
See Julian Bond’s Life in Photos
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2015-08-16 09:51:38 (2 weeks ago) 
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The weekend in pictures
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 09:51:34 (2 weeks ago) 
Lancashire fracking debate: 'they are changing the laws to suit themselves'
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 09:51:34 (2 weeks ago) 
Exchange of the Day
  Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 2015-08-16 09:51:29 (2 weeks ago) 

Chuck Todd on Meet the Press: “Who do you talk to for military advice right now?”

Donald Trump: “Well, I watch the shows. I mean, I really see a lot of great– you know, when you watch your show and all of the other shows and you have the generals and … you have certain people that you like”





Best Space Stories of the Week – Aug 16, 2015
  Source: SPACE.com 2015-08-16 09:51:27 (2 weeks ago) 
NASA astronauts eat space-grown lettuce for the first time, and burying people on the moon gets easier — here are Space.com's best space stories of the week.
Baby Jupiter Discovery a Step Toward Rewriting Planet Formation Models
  Source: SPACE.com 2015-08-16 09:51:27 (2 weeks ago) 
The discovery of a baby Jupiter could be an important step in rewriting the book on planet formation.
The village where men are banned: Only women are allowed to live in Umoja. Julie Bindel visits the Kenyan village that began as a refuge for survivors of sexual violence – and discovers its inhabitants are thriving in the single-sex community
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-08-16 09:51:19 (2 weeks ago) 
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My local EB Games had this monstrosity waiting at the counter.
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This truck carrying liquid aluminum just crashed on the autobahn
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Obama can do Iran nuclear deal even if Congress disapproves
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2015-08-16 09:51:13 (2 weeks ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) - The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawmakers reject the agreement, it's not game-over for the White House.
Guinness: 26-year-old cat in Oregon is world's oldest alive
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2015-08-16 09:51:13 (2 weeks ago) 
SISTERS, Ore. (AP) - A 26-year-old cat in Oregon has been named the oldest living cat by Guinness World Records.
Queen Mary 2 abandons search for missing crewmember
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2015-08-16 09:51:13 (2 weeks ago) 
LONDON (AP) - The Queen Mary 2 has abandoned the search for a crewmember who went overboard off the coast of Newfoundland.
Obama can do Iran nuclear deal even if Congress disapproves
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2015-08-16 09:51:13 (2 weeks ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) - The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawmakers reject the agreement, it's not game-over for the White House.
Guinness: 26-year-old cat in Oregon is world's oldest alive
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2015-08-16 09:51:13 (2 weeks ago) 
SISTERS, Ore. (AP) - A 26-year-old cat in Oregon has been named the oldest living cat by Guinness World Records.




Queen Mary 2 abandons search for missing crewmember
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2015-08-16 09:51:13 (2 weeks ago) 
LONDON (AP) - The Queen Mary 2 has abandoned the search for a crewmember who went overboard off the coast of Newfoundland.
Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 09:51:08 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









Small Plane Crashes on Long Island Train Tracks
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 09:51:08 (2 weeks ago) 
Video shows firefighters putting out a pile of flaming wreckage on train tracks in Hicksville.









Milwaukee Brewers minor leaguer first openly gay active pro baseball player
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-08-16 09:50:50 (2 weeks ago) 
Clintons relax with Obamas as first family vacations on Martha's Vineyard
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-08-16 09:50:50 (2 weeks ago) 




Mike Huckabee: With abortion, there are two victims
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2015-08-16 09:50:36 (2 weeks ago) 







Postcards from the Iowa State Fair
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2015-08-16 09:50:35 (2 weeks ago) 
Photographer Landon Nordeman traversed the Iowa State Fair in search of presidential candidates and interesting people. These are his photographs from the first three days of the event.






Hot air balloon crash in Pennsylvania injures 3
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2015-08-16 09:50:33 (2 weeks ago) 
Police say a deflating hot air balloon fell on overhead electrical wires after the aircraft landed in a central Pennsylvania field, spurring an accident that injured the three people on board.








U.S., Japan mark end of World War II in Pearl Harbor ceremony
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2015-08-16 09:50:33 (2 weeks ago) 
The mayors of Honolulu and Nagoaka, Japan - two cities linked by World War II - joined hundreds of people Saturday night to mark the 70th anniversary of the conflict's end by watching a spectacular 20-minute fireworks show








Hillary Clinton has Democrats in a panic
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2015-08-16 09:50:33 (2 weeks ago) 
America isn't yearning for Al Gore, the $200 million man, to run for president and save us from those 1 percenters and their obnoxious carbon footprints.












Cubs' 15th win in 16 games a cause for celebration
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2015-08-16 09:50:33 (2 weeks ago) 
A White Sox security guard wearing an Ernie Banks No. 14 pin on his Sox cap carried the 2005 championship trophy into an elevator at U. S. Cellular Field before Saturday night's game against the Cubs.








Movie version of 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E' has women recalling old crushes
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2015-08-16 09:50:33 (2 weeks ago) 
"The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," which opened this weekend, pays homage to the 1960s TV show -








Hot air balloon crash in Pennsylvania injures 3
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2015-08-16 09:50:33 (2 weeks ago) 
Police say a deflating hot air balloon fell on overhead electrical wires after the aircraft landed in a central Pennsylvania field, spurring an accident that injured the three people on board.








More than 1,000 attend funeral for college football player killed by police
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2015-08-16 09:50:33 (2 weeks ago) 
More than 1,000 people on Saturday attended the funeral of a college football player who was shot and killed by a North Texas police officer answering a burglary call at a car dealership.








Endless spiralling model-train
  Source: Boing Boing 2015-08-16 09:50:26 (2 weeks ago) 

James Risner constructed a bi-directional spiral of track and crammed it full of HO-scale model train cars and engines, so it goes around and around in a metaphor for _________.(via Geeks Are Sexy)





VIDEO: The dangerous night time dash to Kos
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-08-16 09:50:26 (2 weeks ago) 
Under the cover of darkness, many refugees are attempting the dangerous journey from Bodrum in Turkey, to Kos in Greece.
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Hull City
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-08-16 09:50:26 (2 weeks ago) 
A mistake from Hull City goalkeeper Allan McGregor helps Wolves fight back to earn a draw in the Championship.
VIDEO: New York's $100m apartments
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-08-16 09:50:26 (2 weeks ago) 
Nick Bryant reports on New York's 'Billionaire's Row', luxury skyscrapers which are becoming a potent symbol of wealth inequality.
South African musical dramatizes police shooting of strikers
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-08-16 09:50:23 (2 weeks ago) 
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- South Africans sing and dance when they mourn, which is why a musical is a fitting way to commemorate the police shootings of striking miners three years ago, says the lead actor of "Marikana - The Musical."...
South African musical dramatizes police shooting of strikers
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-08-16 09:50:23 (2 weeks ago) 
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- South Africans sing and dance when they mourn, which is why a musical is a fitting way to commemorate the police shootings of striking miners three years ago, says the lead actor of "Marikana - The Musical."...




Eurotunnel: Migrant Incursions Down After Security Tightens
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-08-16 09:50:03 (2 weeks ago) 
Eurotunnel: Migrants trying to get into Britain via Channel Tunnel drops
Lackey notches his 10th win for Cards
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2015-08-16 09:50:02 (2 weeks ago) 
Righthander goes 8-plus innings, and adds two hits and an RBI of his own in 6-2 victory over Miami.
Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 09:40:36 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Hull City | Championship match report
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 09:40:27 (2 weeks ago) 
Police: Victim's brother arrested in OTR shooting
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2015-08-16 09:40:20 (2 weeks ago) 

Police arrested a man accused of shooting his brother in Over-the-Rhine Wednesday night.

        




Fast company
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 09:40:16 (2 weeks ago) 
Johnny Depp's 'Black Mass' joins Zurich Film Festival lineup
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 09:40:16 (2 weeks ago) 
Voices: Leaving cool Britannia for even cooler Berlin
  Source: USATODAY.com World - Top Stories 2015-08-16 09:31:54 (2 weeks ago) 

An influx of Europeans from other counties change the flavor of Germany's capital.

        
After Charleston, black churches straddle fine line between security, openness
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2015-08-16 09:31:54 (2 weeks ago) 

Many church leaders say closing the doors would be antithetical to the church’s mission.

       
Voices: Leaving cool Britannia for even cooler Berlin
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2015-08-16 09:31:54 (2 weeks ago) 

An influx of Europeans from other counties change the flavor of Germany's capital.

       




The Clean Power Plan Is Barely Better Than Kyoto; IPPC Says: We Must Remove CO2 From the Atmosphere
  Source: Truthout Stories 2015-08-16 09:31:52 (2 weeks ago) 

(Image: Burning carbon via Shutterstock)

Over 20 years after a global consensus of earth scientists at the Rio Earth Summit first suggested that we control carbon dioxide emissions to prevent dangerous climate change, the United States has finally acted. This is excellent news for 20 years ago, but today, Kyoto V2 (the EPA's Clean Power Plan) is but a small portion of action the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2013 report says is now appropriate.

(Image: Burning carbon via Shutterstock)

The EPA's Clean Power Plan is 12 percent more stringent than the Kyoto Protocol, yet since 1978, the US has emitted as much carbon dioxide as we emitted in the previous 228 years. Globally, since 1984, our civilization has emitted as much carbon dioxide as in the previous 236 years.

The new EPA carbon regulations in the Clean Power Plan require about the same carbon dioxide emissions reductions as what was proposed at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, when we as a global society first recognized that climate pollution was a problem. What resulted was the Kyoto Protocol, and its proposal to limit carbon dioxide emissions to 7 percent below 1990 levels in the US and similar levels in other developed countries.

We must begin to remove some of the accumulated carbon dioxide climate pollution we have emitted all of these years directly from our atmosphere.

The grand contradiction between the latest climate science and current climate policy is that since about the beginning of the Kyoto Era, we have emitted as much climate pollution as we emitted since mankind first began altering the carbon dioxide content of our atmosphere to a noticeable degree in the mid-1700s.

The new EPA carbon regulations are a fabulously wonderful thing, but they have been a generation in the making, and the emissions reduction requirements have hardly changed during this time. Are these new regulations an appropriate solution today? The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) seems to think not.

Dire Warnings from the IPCC

So how can the IPCC enlighten us on this issue? In its 2013 Summary for Policy Makers, its fifth report summarizing the previous seven years of global climate science publications in the academic literature since 1992, the IPCC tells us: "A large fraction of anthropogenic climate change resulting from carbon dioxide emissions is irreversible on a multi-century to millennial time scale, except in the case of a large net removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere over a sustained period."

The backup in Chapter 12, Long-term Climate Change Projections, Commitments and Irreversibility, says the same with different words: "A large fraction of climate change is largely irreversible on human time scales, unless net anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions were strongly negative over a sustained period."

The wording is complex, and it has taken me a year to understand the science well enough to ask the lead authors appropriate questions. Beyond the irreversible part (which needs no interpretation), "a large net removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere over a sustained period" is the most compelling part of this statement. In Chapter 12 of the report the same concept is conveyed using the words "strong negative emissions."

What these statements mean is that we must begin to remove some of the accumulated carbon dioxide climate pollution we have emitted all of these years directly from our atmosphere. Emissions reductions alone are no longer enough. A "large net removal" and "strong negative emissions" mean that we must "largely," or "strongly" remove more carbon dioxide than we emit every year.

Whether this means we need to remove half again as much carbon dioxide as we emit every year or three or four times what we emit every year is not clear. When I asked IPCC authors about exactly how much carbon dioxide removal this means, I discovered a little-seen side of the IPCC.

This is a rare policy statement. It is based on professional judgment. Normally, every single little statement in the IPCC's reports comes with its own little army of academic researchers with footnotes and statistics piled in every corner. But this is not the case with this statement.

Emissions reductions alone are nowhere near what are needed. Strong negative emissions are required.

Lead IPCC authors Drew Shindell and Matt Collins helped me with questions about this concept. Shindell is currently at Duke, with 20 years at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (The US climate modeling program), and Collins is at Exeter in the UK, previously the manager of the Climate Prediction Program at the UKMet, Great Britain's national weather service.

The statement comes from logical interpretation of basically everything in the 2013 IPCC report. In other words, it's a policy statement based on expert opinion just like opinions, diagnoses and designs we trust from our doctors and engineers. The basis is climate modeling and an advanced understanding of how our world has behaved in the past when increased greenhouse gases caused climate change.

To read between the lines and get to the bottom of the reasoning that emissions reductions alone are no longer adequate, if we stopped 100 percent of carbon dioxide emissions today, because of what has become known as "warming in the pipeline," our climate will continue to warm by 2.5 to 8 degrees Fahrenheit. This warming comes from the greenhouse gases already in our sky and the reason it is yet to come is because of the great air conditioning capacity of our cool ocean waters.

It takes about 30 to 50 years for the oceans to "catch up" to greenhouse gases in our sky. This can accurately be compared, on a smaller scale, to the air conditioner in your place of residence taking 30 minutes to cool down when it's been off for too long and it's really hot inside. It takes time for the A/C to cool down all that hot stuff in the house.

Earth's oceans, being a tad bit larger than our homes, take generations to absorb the extra heat with the understanding that the extra greenhouse gases are constantly trapping more heat. It actually takes much longer (thousands of years) for the warming to balance with the oceans, but most of it happens relatively quickly (generations). Right now, the balance point is 2.5 to 8 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than it is today.

And a word of caution is advised about this warming in the pipeline; almost all climate projections that have a range of outcomes turn out to be near or exceeding the high end of the outcome. So many things related to our changing climate are happening faster than projected. For example, Arctic sea ice is melting 70 years faster, and the Antarctic Ice Sheet is losing ice 100 years faster than projected.

What the IPCC has done with this rare policy statement is to take all things climate into consideration and recommend that we begin to "strongly" start removing carbon dioxide from our atmosphere.

Removing Carbon Dioxide from the Atmosphere

There is yet another extremely important climate thing that has likely influenced the IPCCs statements on the subject. No discussion of climate policy should be without acknowledgement of abrupt climate change.

We have very accurate evidence from preserved air in Greenland ice cores that show 23 separate abrupt climate change events in the 100,000 years that preceded our current 10,000-year interglacial warm period. These events changed the average temperature of our planet 9 to 14 degrees F, generally in a couple of decades or generations, but at the fastest in only two or three years. In Greenland, the temperature change was 25 to 35 degrees F.

The models are getting pretty good for steady state warming, and in reality they have always been pretty good. A persistent myth however, that the models are not worth much, has permeated the public's understanding.

The myth comes from the ability of models to recreate abrupt changes. And the models truly are quite challenged when it comes to abrupt changes, or at least they were until last year. Researchers from the University of New South Wales and the University of Hawaii have successfully modeled abrupt changes over a portion of the past 100,000 years by simulating fresh water impulses from iceberg armadas in the North Atlantic. Not only do we know from physical evidence that these abrupt changes are real, but now we can model them.

We also have a great deal of physical evidence about what happened to our environment during natural climate changes of all kinds; impacts to forests, oceans, rainfall, etc. When we back the models up and run them with ancient climate conditions and ocean circulations, the models are accurate for the slow changes. As of last year, the models are even getting toward reliability for abrupt changes.

When everything is taken into consideration, the professional opinion of the IPCC as stated in its Summary for Policy Makers is that emissions reductions alone are nowhere near what are needed. Strong negative emissions are required. A large, continuous, net removal of carbon dioxide from our atmosphere is required.

The methods could be agricultural, reforestation and/or industrial and energy smokestack capture, but one thing is certain; all of these things combined will not create a large net removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Direct atmospheric removal of carbon dioxide is required.

This means that even progressive climate policy that is much more aggressive than the Clean Power Plan just adopted in Austin, Texas, that will strive to meet net-zero (or zero emissions of carbon dioxide) by 2030, are inadequate to say the least.

Final word: All is not lost. Treating climate pollution like the pollution it is can be done for similar costs to what we spend on advertising across the planet every year. The same voices that have so badly discombobulated the climate science discussion in the general population have also masked the true solutions to the treatment of climate pollution. Please tell your friends.

 

For comprehensive source documentation and a detailed explanation of the scientific reasoning behind the assertions in this article, click here.

''Writing on the Wall'': Editor Johanna Fernández on Mumia Abu-Jamal's New Book
  Source: Truthout Stories 2015-08-16 09:31:52 (2 weeks ago) 

Mumia Abu-Jamal's case and his commentaries written from death row have made him world-famous. After years of visiting the Philadelphia journalist in prison, editor Johanna Fernández was inspired to share Mumia's analysis of racism and class exploitation with a new generation in the new collection Writing on the Wall.

Mumia Abu-Jamal and Johanna Fernández. (Photo: Susie Day)

For decades, Mumia Abu-Jamal has written from prison about injustice, racism and the struggle for a better world. Writing on the Wall collects more than 100 unpublished Mumia essays, many written in solitary confinement on death row. Filled with the author's insight, revolutionary perspective and hope, the subjects of these essays range from Rosa Parks to Edward Snowden, from the Trail of Tears to Ferguson. Click here to order the book today!

Johanna Fernández first heard of Mumia Abu-Jamal - the Philadelphia journalist whose sonorous commentaries from death row had made him world-famous - as an undergraduate at a protest in the early 1990s.

Mumia's analysis of racism and class exploitation immediately spoke to Fernández. The daughter of working-class immigrants fleeing poverty and the Dominican Republic's Trujillo dictatorship, Fernández grew up in the Bronx during the crack epidemic and got her working papers at 14.

She went on to become the first person in her family to graduate college. By the time she was doing graduate work at Columbia, Fernández had become a revolutionary socialist and considered Mumia "the Che Guevara of our time." When Fernández moved to Pittsburgh, to teach at Carnegie Mellon, she started visiting Mumia.

So began a friendship and collaboration destined to last well beyond the publication of Writing on the Wall, a new collection of commentaries by Mumia Abu-Jamal, which Fernández edited.

Fernández now teaches history at New York's Baruch College, and Mumia's death sentence has been commuted to life without parole - though he's facing serious illness in prison. I asked Fernández about the book and their work together:

Susie Day for Truthout: What was it like the first time you visited Mumia?

Johanna Fernández: I was petrified. Like, what the hell am I going to tell Mumia Abu-Jamal - on death row? But before long I was visiting him and about 10 other men on death row at SCI Greene. I became part of a cohort of people whose work consists mostly of visiting prisoners, including Mumia. I also taught a course at Carnegie Mellon that included Mumia's book on the Black Panther Party, We Want Freedom. That was where we did the first "Live From Death Row" conversation in the classroom with Mumia.

My Carnegie Mellon students are big nerds and tech geeks. They helped me figure out how to have Mumia call into the classroom. He talked to the students and the students talked to him - it was transformative. I still have students from that class tell me how that changed them. And Mumia was changed. I remember their last question: "Do you think you've risen above this tragedy? Because yes, you're imprisoned, but you're known around the world and you've touched so many lives."

Mumia answered, "I am not a martyr. I don't believe in martyrdom." Then the phone cut us off.

Yes, I often sense that Mumia's supporters feel required to objectify him as an exemplar of "the struggle." We forget that, for all Mumia's accomplishments and courage, he's also one more person among over 2 million others in US prisons.

Well, here's the thing. I needed to have visited him. I met Mumia, and he's this ordinary guy who has no ego - I mean everybody has an ego - but he's cool and approachable, and he goofs around about a million things. We laugh; he curses.

Visiting prisoners grounds you. It puts things in perspective. I was petrified about meeting Mumia because it was like I was going to visit Jesus Christ. And Mumia was this ordinary man without airs. He's an incredible conversationalist. He rejects the identity of an icon.

Good. Because I think seeing people as icons distorts your own self-image ...

But I do think Mumia's case is important because he's the target of the state. The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) has identified Mumia as the world's most infamous "cop-killer," and they go after him rabidly. Because of that and because of Mumia's unrelenting revolutionary writing - that's part of why he's a target - a victory in Mumia's case would blow the cover off, not only political imprisonment but also the crisis of mass incarceration. Not to mention the role of police in society.

In the book's Introduction, you say the Fraternal Order of Police is "the most powerful police organization in the world." Really?

The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest police organization in the world. Go to its website. They fund the legal expenses of cops who kill civilians. The FOP uses Mumia's case to advance its right-wing agenda at every turn. From Marylin Zuniga, the third-grade teacher in New Jersey, who was fired for mailing her students' get-well letters to Mumia, to the takedown of Debo Adegbile, who was Obama's nominee to lead the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, the FOP is a powerful and insidious organization.

How did you decide to put together this collection?

What do you do when you visit a prisoner? You tear the world apart and then build it back up, with humanity's highest aspirations leading the rebuilding process. So after a decade of visiting Mumia on death row, sometimes two and three times a week, I thought, "We should put some of these ideas in writing."

Also, as a historian, I wanted to see how Mumia's writing changed during his 33 years in prison. And to understand the post-Civil Rights era through Mumia's writings, because that's the period I study. Second probably only to Manning Marable, who had a column titled "Along the Color Line" during the same period, I don't know anyone who looks at America through the lens of race and racism but also has a revolutionary critique of capitalism and imperialism.

I'd never read the essays Mumia wrote just after his 1981 arrest. Have these appeared anywhere before?

You know, Mumia believes in movements and the power of ordinary people. So back then he hand-wrote his commentaries on carbon paper, making three copies. One he kept; two he sent out to women who were the telegraphers of his words from death row.

Some of these pieces were published by a local newspaper, The Scoop USA, which is a local circular. It was then literally an 8½-by-11 mimeographed paper you could find in barbershops and local dives in North Philly. The first nine of these commentaries were published later in the 1980s by activists, in a pamphlet titled "Survival Is Still a Crime."

Why did you include such old essays?

In one piece, Mumia unequivocally declares his innocence. That's important because the Fraternal Order of Police wrongly repeats over and over again that Mumia has never declared his innocence; that he confessed in the hospital to killing Officer Daniel Faulkner. For that essay, Mumia actually lifted part of his statement of innocence from the public record. He'd already declared in court, before his sentencing: "I am innocent of these charges that I have been tried for ... I am innocent despite what you 12 people think ..."

This book includes 108 of Mumia's commentaries. How did you pick them?

Mumia has written thousands of pieces, so choosing only 108 was very difficult. Someone helped me whittle it down to around 600. I wanted a variety, so after the 600 or so were selected, I went off and found others that addressed the politics of the Caribbean, Haiti, Africa, Puerto Rico ...

The book's objective was to place Mumia in the context of the Black Radical tradition and with other prison writers. That's important for this new generation of young people coming to political consciousness. I also wanted to include "10 Reasons Why Mumia Abu-Jamal Should Be Freed." That's what's different about this collection; it addresses the case.

I notice you included some essays on Israel's treatment of Palestinians.

Part of what it means to be in the Black Radical tradition is to defend the colonized and the oppressed. It would have been dishonest and unprincipled to exclude Palestine. This is one of the most important crises of our time. It's the terrorizing and displacement of a people and their demonization by their oppressor - we forget this has a deep resonance in the African-American experience. I can't imagine Mumia approving a book without these commentaries.

Isn't Mumia as a journalist - even with resources most people don't have in prison - still operating at a huge disadvantage? How do you think his work might be different if he were allowed access to the world?

I think Mumia is enamored of people's stories, of struggle. His work would probably benefit from being able to interview the people he writes about. He really enjoyed going into the field and talking to people. In fact, that's how he got into this crisis. He was the only journalist in Philadelphia who actually talked to the MOVE people and got their story from their perspective.

As his collaborator, is there any constructive advice that you'd give Mumia about his writing?

Well, because Mumia's used to writing short form, sometimes I want him to deepen his analysis. I push him to do that.

Yes, often there are little nuggets of gobsmacking information tucked away in his essays. In one, he mentions offhandedly that "members of the Abolition movement were seen as the 'crazies' of the day, and Lincoln made jokes about shooting them!" Mumia could make that an essay in itself.

Exactly. And he welcomes feedback. I mean he pushes back because he's trained in this journalistic haiku. But you know this is also a product of his isolation. Writing is about rewriting; it's about sharing your work with a community of writers and people you trust. Mumia doesn't have that.

Part of the issue now is that Mumia's very ill but the demands on him to write are still immense. He's constantly writing. And writing these commentaries, recording them, giving speeches hither and yon, this keeps him alive.

It's now public that Mumia has hepatitis C. Do you know anything more at this point?

Mumia's condition is horrific. His skin, from head to toe, looks like elephant hide. So the movement managed to get a doctor to visit and eyeball his condition. Even though this wasn't a formal exam - he just made a regular prison visit - the doctor thinks that Mumia's condition is a complication of hepatitis C, which Mumia acquired when he was transfused in 1981 after he was shot by Officer Faulkner. The doctor, who's traveled internationally with Doctors Without Borders, also noted that this same condition was studied in Egypt among predominantly Black patients.

Back in 1981, I'm guessing that, if a police officer had shot and killed Mumia Abu-Jamal, there would have been no outrage of the kind that erupted after Officer Faulkner's death. Mumia would be another statistic. Why should a cop's life be more important than a civilian's?

I don't think it should be. I think Eddie Conway said that, in the post-Civil Rights era, the killing of a police officer by a Black man is the new unspeakable act, similar to the rape of a white woman by a Black man.

It's also how police, in the aftermath of the Black Power era, have reacquired legitimacy in American society. In many ways, the cops were exposed and delegitimized in the 1960s by the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. They had to launch a campaign to regain respect, which they've gotten on the backs of political prisoners, of Black political prisoners.

This term "cop-killer" is part of that campaign. It's elevated the life of a police officer over that of an ordinary person. That's dangerous because, when you enter that kind of territory, you're living in a police state.

So Mumia's not a martyr. But you've said that with his fame and his writing and the art other people make about him, Mumia's still an icon. How do you get people to see beyond that?

When I was working on the film Justice on Trial, I interviewed Mumia's sister. She started talking about the role Mumia played in their family. His mother had been orphaned and didn't show much affection. His sister tells how Mumia would just grab their mother up - she was a very small woman - and would force her to hug him. She told me all these stories about the ordinary Mumia in a family unit.

I thought, "Oh my god, this is how they're able to warehouse so many African-American men." Because, if they're political prisoners, we imagine them as icons. If they're not, they're free agents, disconnected from friends, family, partners. And I realized that one of the most important things we can do is simply to humanize incarcerated people. Political prisoners, all of them.

The problem is that the state is always on the attack. It has prison activists constantly in a frenzied state, such that we can't think long-term. For me, there's always some emergency, and the challenge is to step back, to figure out how we're going to bring Mumia home.

The Rebirth of Black Rage
  Source: Truthout Stories 2015-08-16 09:31:52 (2 weeks ago) 

Black rage speaks to the core concerns of black people in the US, providing a radical critique of the system of racism that has upheld all of our institutions and made living black in the US a special form of hell. But that anger has not only drawn attention to injustice; it has driven people to action, sparking movements and spurring them forward. The public expression of black rage has allowed communities and people who have felt isolated in their own anger to know that they are not alone.

Kanye West on stage at Lincoln Center, New York City, September 2, 2005. (Photo: Everett Collection / Shutterstock.com)

There are two quotes from September 2, 2005, that 
have become fixtures in our cultural and political language, and each sums up the ways in which Americans with differing perspectives came to view the disaster of Hurricane Katrina. The first is from George W. Bush: Five days after Katrina tore through the Gulf Coast region, the president landed in Louisiana facing heavy criticism for his administration’s slow response to the devastation. Touring the state with FEMA director Michael Brown—the only person who’d been more heavily criticized for the government’s inadequate response—Bush turned to the man he’d placed in charge of disaster relief and said, “Brownie, you’re doing a heckuva job.” Part of Bush’s appeal had always been his folksiness, but it offered no solace here. His comment only served to further exemplify his ineptitude.

The other quote—what Bush would later call the worst moment of his presidency—came at an unexpected time from a rather unexpected source.

Later that same evening, after Bush’s “heckuva job” comment, NBC did what television networks do during times of disaster and hosted a celebrity telethon. Faith Hill, Harry Connick Jr., Claire Danes, Hilary Swank, Lindsay Lohan, Leonardo DiCaprio, and others stood before an audience of millions, accompanied by the pictures of despair that were still streaming from the gulf—New Orleans in particular.

Also invited was Kanye West, one of the more popular entertainers in the country at the time. He was paired with Mike Myers, famous for his performances as Austin Powers and as the voice of Shrek. Myers read from a teleprompter about the suffering in New Orleans, attempting to build up sympathy before the big ask. When it was West’s turn, he deviated from the script and started speaking from his heart.

“I hate the way they portray us in the media,” Kanye said. “You see a black family, it says, ‘They’re looting.’ You see a white family, it says, ‘They’re looking for food.’ And, you know, it’s been five days because most of the people are black…. America is set up to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off, as slow as possible.”

Myers attempted to rebound, returning to the teleprompter script. The folks in the control room at NBC must have been hoping that West would do the same. Perhaps they weren’t familiar with his brash reputation, or perhaps they thought he would rein himself in, in service of charity. But Kanye wasn’t done: He still needed to deliver what would become one of my generation’s greatest moments of live television. Speaking as if he were reading from the teleprompter, his cadence straddling the line between stiff and natural, he looked straight into the camera and said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”

Had this happened even five years earlier, it would have been newsy fodder for comedians and might even have made its way into some year-end retrospectives. But it would also have receded more easily into a cultural footnote, a had-to-see-it-to-believe-it moment in television. In September 2005, however, millennials were already taking more direct control of our media diets; we were deciding for ourselves which moments were fleeting and which were definitive. YouTube had launched earlier that year and was already starting to catch on; the idea of the Internet providing video on demand was becoming more of the norm. I was back on campus for my second year of college when this telethon aired, and for weeks afterward, if someone mentioned that they had missed Kanye’s declaration, another person would open a laptop, conduct a quick Google search, and pull up the video for a crowd of onlookers. Facebook, founded the previous year, didn’t yet support video links, but we could all post on one another’s walls some variation of jokes involving West, Bush, or not caring about black people. With these new technological possibilities, and the most succinct political statement of the year, West was able to further ingratiate himself with a generation of young people who already loved his music, but who now had, in him, our first relatable expression of black rage on a national stage.

* * *

Black rage, as a political message, had all but 
disappeared from the cultural and political landscape by the time my generation came of age. The aspirations of the black political class had shifted from the anger that animated the civil-rights and Black Power era to seeking influence through electoral politics, where black rage does not translate into votes. Jesse Jackson had gone from agitator and organizer to presidential candidate, while Oakland, New Orleans, Chicago, Baltimore, New York, and many other cities had voted their first black mayors into office, and Douglas Wilder, in my home state of Virginia, had become the nation’s first elected black governor. The Rev. Al Sharpton could still command media attention, but his expressions of rage were diluted by his celebrity-activist status and the larger-than-life persona that made him a prime target for caricature.

The world of hip-hop that West came out of had also long since excised political anger in favor of narratives of material wish fulfillment. Of course, there were always artists like Dead Prez and the Coup, groups with a radical, socialist Black Power message, but the days of Public Enemy and NWA selling millions of records of uncut black rage and becoming part of mainstream American culture were no more. Whereas Ice Cube had once crashed the Billboard charts with an album featuring the song “I Wanna Kill [Uncle] Sam,” by the time Kanye West reached prominence, most rappers were searching for an “In da Club” clone.

That’s what was important about West’s “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” comment. This kind of rhetorical expression of black rage was marginalized throughout most of the relatively prosperous 1990s, when there was no longer a Reagan or a Bush to serve as an identifiable enemy, and the nation’s children were being taught that racism was essentially over because we were committed to celebrating multiculturalism.

The second Bush proved an easier foil than his Democratic predecessor, but his historic appointments of Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice gave him the sort of symbolic cover we’ve come to accept as evidence that racism is a nonfactor. In 2001, when Bush took office, a Gallup poll showed that 32 percent of black people believed that “relations between blacks and whites” would eventually be worked out, and by 2004 that number had risen to 43 percent.

Black rage, at its most potent, cuts through that kind of bullshit. Black rage announces itself at the Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio, and says, “Ain’t I a woman?” Black rage stands before hundreds of thousands at the Lincoln Memorial and says, “America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked ‘insufficient funds.’” Black rage says to the Democratic National Convention, “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Black rage says “Fuck tha Police” and “Fight the Power.”

At its best, black rage speaks to the core concerns of black people in America, providing a radical critique of the system of racism that has upheld all of our institutions and made living black in America a special form of hell. But that anger has not only drawn attention to injustice; it has driven people to action, sparking movements and spurring them forward. At the very least, the public expression of black rage has allowed communities and people who have felt isolated in their own anger to know that they are not alone.

This is what West’s telethon moment did. It was replayed over and over, adopted as slang, fit to whatever situation one was in, because it gave language to the pain we felt watching the nightmare in New Orleans play out after Hurricane Katrina made landfall. When the levees broke and the water rose, a city full of black people attempted to wade through it alone. The sick, the young, the elderly were being left for dead in one of the most wealthy countries in the world. The media spoke of people attempting to survive as if they were savages (a study by linguist Geoffrey Nunberg showed that in articles that used either “refugee” or “evacuee” to describe the survivors, “refugee” was far more likely—68 versus 32 percent—to appear in stories that also mentioned “poor” and/or “black” people). And you couldn’t help but think, because you knew it was true, that had this been a city with a larger white population, there wouldn’t have been so much death and destruction, or at least there would have been greater relief.

When West said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” he wasn’t just speaking about George W. Bush. It was an indictment of an America that doesn’t care about black people, and that elected a president to carry on the tradition.

* * *

There was a sign, a few years later, that 
the black rage to which Kanye gave voice might turn into a movement. In 2007, young people of color led the charge seeking justice for the Jena Six, a group of teenage boys in Jena, Louisiana, who had been charged with attempted murder for what amounted to a schoolyard fight. Thousands of young black people used social media to raise awareness of their case, with new Facebook groups dedicated to justice for the Jena Six appearing nearly every day during the summer of 2007. Hundreds traveled to Louisiana, and thousands marched on the day that Mychal Bell was to be sentenced; he had been convicted of lesser but still serious felony charges that could have sent him to prison for up to 22 years. Thousands of students organized protests on their college campuses in solidarity. Al Sharpton called it the “beginning of the 21st-century civil-rights movement.” At the time, it truly felt that way.

But then Barack Obama happened.

In 2008, young black people turned out to vote for Obama at historic levels, helping to ensure that he would become the first black president of the United States. But this meant the activist energy that had been building since Hurricane Katrina, and had caught a bit more momentum with the Jena Six, was being redirected to electoral politics and the messaging of Obama’s candidacy. Black rage was being channeled into black hope. On its face, that isn’t entirely bad, but the particular brand of black hope that Obama represented was one that muted black rage, and its possibilities, altogether.

This was first evident in Obama’s famous speech on race. During the 2008 campaign, the then-senator had to address the controversy that had arisen around his attendance at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, presided over by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. The pastor was in the spotlight after tapes were uncovered by ABC News in which he was heard saying things like “God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme.” Obama’s association with Wright was used by his opponents to paint him as some kind of secret black radical, obviously unfit for the presidency. Obama needed to distance himself from the pastor who had officiated at his wedding and baptized his children.

He accomplished this in what has become known as the “Philadelphia race speech.” In it, Obama denounced Wright’s inflammatory rhetoric, saying that his words had the “potential…to widen the racial divide” and that he obviously didn’t agree with everything his former pastor had to say. But he also said that Wright was like family and that the Obamas couldn’t disown him.

The speech was regarded as an instant classic, a treatise on race in America that we all needed to hear, from the first viable black presidential candidate in our history. But it was also the first major speech by the first viable black presidential candidate to throw water on the flames of black rage.

“That anger may not get expressed in public, in front of white coworkers or white friends,” Obama said. “But it does find voice in the barbershop or the beauty shop or around the kitchen table. At times, that anger is exploited by politicians, to gin up votes along racial lines, or to make up for a politician’s own failings….

“That anger is not always productive; indeed, all too often it distracts attention from solving real problems; it keeps us from squarely facing our own complicity within the African-American community in our own condition; it prevents the African-American community from forging the alliances it needs to bring about real change.”

But black rage is about holding America accountable. It does not distract “attention from solving real problems”; it illuminates those problems and asks America to confront their roots. If black rage has prevented alliances from forging, those are likely not alliances that would have yielded much in the way of progress anyway.

As president, Obama continued to blunt the edge of black rage, at a time when the reasons for that anger were stacking up in plain sight. In fairness, his job as president is not to represent black America—and if he were ever to register any type of anger in office, the already racist coverage that follows him would only worsen. That doesn’t, however, mean that he needed to make black anger seem unjustified or undignified. As president, he speaks with a different moral authority for many people. Because he is the first black president, that moral authority is all the more highly regarded when he is speaking about race.

When Henry Louis Gates Jr. was arrested in front of his own home, Obama’s response was to call him to the White House garden for a beer summit with the arresting officer, thereby sending the message that racial profiling is, meh, not that big a deal. It didn’t even matter that this happened to a celebrated Harvard professor and PBS documentarian who serves as an avatar for black mainstream assimilation and acceptance—or that Gates himself had been enraged. Obama’s solution was to calm the black anger down, come together over a pint, and talk it out.

This invalidation of black rage felt even more insidious when Obama used the tragedy of Trayvon Martin’s death and the subsequent acquittal of George Zimmerman to reinforce ideas about black male criminality. In his remarks following the verdict, Obama at first did what no other president has had the capacity to do: He spoke about Martin’s death in very personal terms, including the experience of being racially profiled and living with the burden of the stereotypes attached to young black men. It represented the best of what having a black president has meant. But then he pivoted and said, “I think the African-American community is also not naive in understanding that, statistically, somebody like Trayvon Martin was probably statistically more likely to be shot by a peer than he was by somebody else.”

False moral equivalencies of this kind are a pattern for the president when discussing race. Whereas Obama was uniquely positioned to relate Martin’s story to his own, as the first black president, he has also been uniquely positioned to speak with authority on the ways that racism has built America. But even when he’s risen to the task, Obama has done so by making the perceived moral failings of black Americans as much a part of that story as racism itself. His rhetoric provides further ammunition for those who believe that black people’s anger at racism is unjustified.

* * *

But Martin’s death and Zimmerman’s acquittal also represented a turning point. The generation that heard Kanye West say “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” then pushed the vote for the first black president, then watched America continue to not care about black people, simply has had enough. As the deaths of young, unarmed black people continue to become headlines, and social media holds more hashtag funerals, the hope has turned to despair, and the despair into rage. That rage consumed the streets of Ferguson when Michael Brown was killed; it set fire to the streets of Baltimore when Freddie Gray was killed; and it sent Bree Newsome up the flagpole at the South Carolina state Capitol to bring down the Confederate flag in the wake of nine people being killed in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Black rage is back, cutting to the core of white supremacy and demanding that America change.

This movement, known across the country and the world as “Black Lives Matter,” has pushed an agenda to address police violence, racial profiling, and racial inequality onto the national political stage. When black rage is felt, organized, and radically expressed, this is what it does best—shift consciousness and make the needs and concerns of black America part of the body politic. It has made presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton take notice, and it has even moved Obama. At the 2015 NAACP convention, the president delivered his strongest speech yet on criminal-justice reform, calling for the end of mass incarceration, the reduction or elimination of mandatory-minimum sentencing, the restoration of voting rights for the formerly incarcerated, the end of rape in prisons, and more—without the added moralizing about sagging pants, missing fathers, and “acting white” that he’d grown so fond of.

An opportunity may have been missed in those post-Katrina days, when the words “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” still buzzed. But a decade later, the resurgence of black rage in the political sphere is finally ready to make America face its racist past and present. Or burn it down trying.

Indonesian Plane Carrying 54 Goes Missing
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2015-08-16 09:31:50 (2 weeks ago) 
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Trump Thinks Clinton Won’t Continue Campaign
  Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 2015-08-16 09:31:40 (2 weeks ago) 

Donald Trump told NBC News it would be a “miracle” if Hillary Clinton “is able to continue her run for president in the wake of the controversy surrounding her use of a private email server to conduct official business as Secretary of State — but if she does, he’ll beat her.”

Said Trump: “I think she may not be able to run, to be honest, because this whole email thing is a horrible thing.”

Is There an Ed-Tech Critic In the House?
  Source: Slashdot 2015-08-16 09:31:37 (2 weeks ago) 
theodp writes: Educational technology has been stuck for awhile, laments Hack Education's Audrey Watters in And So, Without Ed-Tech Criticism... (an accompanying 1984 photo of Watters making a LOGO turtle draw a square looks little different than President Obama 'learning to code' 30+ years later by making a Disney Princess draw a square). "We might consider why we're still at the point of having to make a case for ed-tech criticism," writes Watters. "It's particularly necessary as we see funding flood into ed-tech, as we see policies about testing dictate the rationale for adopting devices, as we see the technology industry shape a conversation about 'code' — a conversation that focuses on money and prestige but not on thinking, learning. Computer criticism can — and must — be about analysis and action."

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TIFU by throwing a house party. [NSFW]
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-08-16 09:31:31 (2 weeks ago) 

Hello Redditors!

Well this story didn't happen today, not yesterday, but it happened about 8 years ago.

Just to give you a little background about me. My name is Dylan, I'm 22 years old and I live on the beautiful Island of Malta. I would also like to apologize on behalf of my Vocabulary, Punctuation, Spelling Mistakes & Structure Formation. This is my first time writing on Reddit. Hell this is my first time in a long time since I practiced writing, but enough about me and lets get into the story.

I was 14 at the time and my parents where invited to attend a wedding. I had just started to earn the trust of my parents. It was a very rare occasion to be left alone at home. I mean, my parents had it coming right? So without any hesitation I decided to throw a house party.

Called up my best friend Brian and told him everything I had been planning. I continued to invite 4 other close friends of mine, - Bogart, Charlie, Tom & Eric.

We where all too much excited about this party. We had started preparing from weeks before. You see, we had never been to a house party, let alone host one. The day had arrived. Brian and I started doing preparations for the party. We went to a local bar and bought a pack of pint plastic glasses, Orange and Pineapple juice, 3 packs of cigarettes, some snacks and a 75 cl bottle of J&B and a 75 cl bottle of Smirnoff Vodka (At that time the drinking age was 16 years old. No one asks for I.D. here in Malta, no one gives a fuck really). Now, keep in mind that none of us had ever really drank alcohol before, apart from the occasional beer that we used to split between god knows how many people and a few sips of cheap cooking wine.

Brian, Bogart and I are neighbors. We literally live a few seconds from each other. Charlie, Tom & Eric lived about 20 mins from my village, so they had their parents dropping them off at my house. We all agreed to tell our parents that we would be meeting at my house and that we where going to watch a movie at a cinema, which is about a 30 minute walk from my home.

The clock struck 8 p.m. and my parents where gone!

My friends started arriving one by one. I put on an MP3 CD I burnt into my Hi-Fi stereo, it was some 8-bit music, played by Henry Homesweet if I remember correctly. I remember it was bad-ass at that time because it resembled something out of my Gameboy's music. I started pouring about a quarter Vodka in each glass, mixing it with Orange or Pineapple juice. We toasted the drinks and I yelled "The last one to down this glass is gay!". Now, looking back, iv'e gotta say Bogart really took that to heart. He downed that pint of Vodka in mere seconds, with everyone following afterwards. Big surprise, I downed it last. I still get nauseous by that horrible taste of Vodka.

Straight away we started to get drunk. One glass would of made that night epic for all the right reasons, not for the wrong ones. We chatted a bit, laughed and pulled some pranks on each other, whilst sipping on another pint of Vodka Pineapple. We proceeded to take the party to my parent's room (I don't know why). Grabbed a pack of playing cards, started shuffling them and we started playing poker. Well, some card game that resembled poker at least. This is when shit stared hitting the fan. We had almost finished the Vodka bottle, only a couple of shots left, so to make things interesting, anyone who lost a hand had to take a shot of Vodka mixed with J&B Whiskey (Kids, Don't). Worst. Idea. Ever. We where all pretty drunk already. Bogart got a really unlucky streak. He lost hand after hand after hand. Oh my god I swear, iv'e never seen anyone drink as much as he did in the space of 10 minutes.

All pandemonium started breaking loose in my parents room. Charlie spilled a whole bottle of orange juice on to my parents bed sheets, Brian and Tom laughing their asses off, Eric was running through my parents drawers, I was too drunk to give a fuck and Bogart was hopping on my parents bed like a 6 year old. All of a sudden we hear a big strange bang. Bogart miss timed a jump and ended up landing on the back of his head on the wooden drawers. He was just out of it. Don't think he remembers anything from that point on.

We really didn't know what had just happened, we didn't see him hit the back of his head, we just saw him on the floor dazed. He started slurring his words. "He's just really drunk" we said and continued with the party.

My parents had a secret stash of porn in their room and I started showing them to everyone. Someone had the most brilliant idea of putting a porno in the DVD player for Bogart to watch so he can start to sober up. I gave him a roll of toilet paper, put in the DVD and left him alone.

It had started to get late. We already had been drinking for about 2 hours or so, so we stopped drinking since some parents where going to pick some of my friends up in an hour or so. We smoked a couple of cigarettes and I decided to go check on Bogart as he had been there for 15 mins or so. In fact, he was so quiet that we had totally forgot about him. As soon as I opened up the door I hear a loud smack. His head was standing in front of the door's path. The door vibrated with the ripple effect. He was unconscious. He couldn't talk, he couldn't walk. He was out of it. He was passed out like it was New Years Eve in 1919. A couple of seconds later, Charlie opens the door while Bogart was still laying on the floor. BANG, the door hit him square on his head again with a bigger impact then the one before.

At that point, seeing the state he was in, lying on the floor naked, drooling out of his mouth, jizz on his torso.. We sobered up just by looking at him. It stated hitting me. It was getting late and he was still unconscious. What are we going to do?

So we carefully picked him up, which proved to be quite the challenge, we put him in the tub and started washing him with cold water just to try to wake him up. Reality was starting to hit hard. We started panicking. He wasn't waking up, he just laid in tub motionless. Eric started smacking him in the face, whilst letting his head hit the tub every time he slapped him. When all of a sudden, he opened his eyes and stood upright in the tub. We where jubilant. We started clapping, patting each other on the back, we even started chanting his name. The look on his face wasn't quite just right though. About 10 seconds after... He threw up on his bushy penis. Closed his eyes and went unconscious again whilst hitting his head on the tub again as he leaned back.

About 5 minutes passed and Bogart's phone stated ringing. It was his Mum.

Some useful background on his Mum. We where all scared shitless of Bogart's mum. I really don't know her that well to say anything bad about her, i'm sure anything she did she had her reasons for it, but I had seen a younger Bogart get a couple of the loudest yells iv'e ever heard and quick beatings from her when he wasn't behaving. Let me put it this way. She burnt all of his Pokemon Trading Cards when we where younger just because she heard someone say that they where the Devil's Playing Cards. He had a 1st Edition Charizard. She was mad in my books.

So, Bogart's phone started ringing and we where in panic. What are we going to do? What are we going to say? I gave the phone to Tom and told him to stick to the story. Tell her we where at the cinema. This is how it went.

Tom picks up phone - "Hello?" Bogart's Mum - "Bogart? Can I speak to Bogart please" Tom - "Well, Bogart can't talk to you at the moment. We were at the cinema watching a movie. During the intermission (Yes, we have intermissions in the middle of a movie in Malta) he told us that he was going to buy a coke and some snacks. He said he would be right back. The movie finished and Bogart never came back to his seat. We went looking around for him until we found him laying next to a garbage skip, unconscious. Now we're at Dylan's house. Bogart's Mum - Bleep Bleep Bleep. She hung up.

We just kept staring at Tom. His improvisation just made this whole ordeal worse.

All shit started breaking loose. In a space of a minute, we hid all of the evidence. The alcohol, the cigarettes, cups. We washed Bogart, no one wanted anything to do with his now hurly bushy penis, so we left that as that. We picked Bogart up off from the tub and dressed him up. Charlie and Eric bailed out. They said each of their parent's had arrived (Simultaneously), but we all know you guys were scared shitless!

To this day, I haven't seen a more dramatic scene then what was about to occur. Much more drama then a Martin Scorsese movie.

We hear four loud knocks on the door. The door never had received such a banging. I went to open the door, whilst diarrhea oozing out of my shorts. As soon as I opened, She rushed in yelling "WHERE IS BOGART??". She ran through the house. Found him in the bathroom just unconscious as he will ever be. She grabbed him by his shirt and lifted him up against the wall like it was nothing. "WHAT DID YOU DO??" Slap in the face "WHAT DID YOU TAKE?" Harder slap in the face. "WHAT DID HE DO? WHERE DID YOU FIND HIM??" We kept sticking to our stories and told her what Tom had already said to her. She dragged Bogart through the corridor, put him right next to the door, when Bogart's father arrived.

The man was inflamed. His face all red, gnashing his teeth together. What a sight that was. One handed, he grabbed him by his shirt, pulled him up, he didn't need a wall to support his dead weight, and started smacking him all over the face.

Bogart's Dad in a devilish tone - "WHAAAAT DID YOUU DOOOO??" "ANSWEEEEEEEEEEER MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE" Bogart's Mum - "NOOO DON'T HURT HIM!!" (She had already slapped a tooth away)

After some more yelling, his dad picked him up and lifted him on to his shoulder, opened the door and his had rattled on the side of the solid wood door. All in total, he hit his head five times, not to mention all the slapping on his face. I thought to myself that it was finally over. Once again I was sadly mistaken.

Brian, Tom and I started to clean up the house. We went and threw all of the alcohol, cups, juices & cigarettes in a field a few minutes away from my house. Bogart left his wallet and phone behind so we went to give Bogart's parents his stuff back, only to be greeted by blue flashing lights. Bogart was getting stretchered into an ambulance and that is when we all realized that his condition could be worse then we had thought. It was really a heartbreaking site. Neighbors gathering outside, His mum crying her eyes out and his dad is still in shock. Brian went to give them his stuff back. They gave us this horrible stare like they were saying this is all your fault. Suddenly, I was struck with this immeasurable amount of guilt.

Tom decided to sleep over at Brian's house and I went back to my house to finish cleaning up and get some sleep. It was about 1 am and my parents still haven't arrived back home yet. I was in bed but my thoughts warn't allowing me to sleep. I felt like my mind was going crazy from all the guilt and worry I was feeling at the moment. I hear the telephone ringing. I picked it up and it was the doctor examining Bogart at the hospital. He told me to explain in detail what had happened. He obviously didn't buy it. He told me it would be near impossible to lift Bogart for that distance. He knew what he was talking about because we found it hard to lift him from the tub, let alone lift him for a 30 minute walk from the cinema to my house. Still, I kept to the story and he ended hanging up on me.

It was getting late and I managed to fall asleep, barley. Even in my dreams all I saw was guilt. I woke up at about 8 am and I find my mother in the hall way. The first thing she said was what is this smell of alcohol in the house? I couldn't keep it in. I told everything that had happened the night before. Better to tell her myself then to be told by someone else. My mum got all hysterical on my ass. Very dramatic woman my mum. Even remembering back I get agitated. My dad got woken up by my mum shouting at me. He seemed quite disappointed at me for not keeping my word about being left alone for a night. He seemed more disappointed by the fact that we woke him up at 8 am on a Sunday though.

Being born as a Christian, I hadn't went to church in a few years. I called up Brian and told him to meet me outside so that we can go to Sunday mass. At that time I taught that maybe going to church would help in relieving me of this guilt I was still carrying. Desperately, I pull a 5 euro note from my broke-ass 14 year old pocket and put it in the collection plate to make things right with God again. Haha.

Just about as the mass was finishing, I get a call from my Dad to meet up with him for a second. I got into the car and he explained to me that this stuff happens when you're young. That I needed to learn from my mistakes and not repeat them. To not feel so shitty about my self for what happened to Bogart. That he should of never drank that much in the first place. He told me "Sounds to me you guys had a pretty solid night". From that moment, I was relieved of all my guilt. I had never been treated like that from my father. He realized that I was growing up and that he couldn't treat me as if I was a child anymore. From that point on, I had a different relationship with my dad, quite different from the earlier 14 years.

As for Bogart, well.. I was told that he ended up in the hospital with a Grade 3 concussion, Alcohol Intoxication and a tube coming out of his mouth and penis. In the end, he recovered safely within a day. Brian got his internet connection disconnected as a request by Bogart's mum. She said Brian was a bad influence on Bogart and she didn't want him to communicate with him anymore. His dad plugged in the internet connection back again after 2 hours. Everyone else received a call from Bogart's mother, telling everyone's parents what had happened the night before. I ended up getting away scott free cos I had already spilled my guts out.

Hope I didn't bore you with this long story for whom ever managed to read all of this.

TL;DR: Threw a house party. Underage guest gets fucked up, penis vomit & concussions.

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Indonesian Plane Carrying 54 Is Declared Missing in Papua
  Source: NYT > International 2015-08-16 09:31:27 (2 weeks ago) 
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Indonesian Plane Carrying 54 Is Declared Missing in Papua
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VIDEO: New York's $100m apartments
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-08-16 09:30:23 (2 weeks ago) 
Nick Bryant reports on New York's 'Billionaire's Row', luxury skyscrapers which are becoming a potent symbol of wealth inequality.
VIDEO: New York's $100m apartments
  Source: BBC News - US & Canada 2015-08-16 09:30:23 (2 weeks ago) 
Nick Bryant reports on New York's 'Billionaire's Row', luxury skyscrapers which are becoming a potent symbol of wealth inequality.




Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1 Hull City
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-08-16 09:30:23 (2 weeks ago) 
A mistake from Hull City goalkeeper Allan McGregor helps Wolves fight back to earn a draw in the Championship.
Uefa complains over Platini 'smear'
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-08-16 09:30:23 (2 weeks ago) 
Presidential candidate Michel Platini is the subject of a "smear campaign" by Fifa, European governing body Uefa alleges.
Longtime civil rights activist Julian Bond dead at 75
  Source: baltimoresun.com - news 2015-08-16 09:30:23 (2 weeks ago) 
Julian Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.








Sicilian City to Bury the Latest Migrants Who Died at Sea
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-08-16 09:30:03 (2 weeks ago) 
Sicilian city to bury 49 migrants who died at sea in the crowded hold of smugglers' boat
Chinese competitors participate in 43rd Worldskills Competition
  Source: XINHUANEWS 2015-08-16 09:20:34 (2 weeks ago) 
Worldskills Competition is generally considered the "Olympics" for the artisans in the world. A total of 32 young competitors of the delegation of China, who were selected among the workers and craftsmen under 25 years old, participated in 29 competitions during the 43rd Worldskills Competition.




Police: Small plane comes down on Long Island roadway, railroad tracks
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2015-08-16 09:20:27 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 09:20:23 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









David Cameron tells John Chilcot to 'get on with it' and publish Iraq war report
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 09:20:15 (2 weeks ago) 
From Holly to Annie to Brooke: the women of cinema who personify New York
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 09:20:15 (2 weeks ago) 
Non-voting lords claimed over £100,000 expenses in last parliament
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 09:20:15 (2 weeks ago) 




Police: Dad OD'd with 1-year-old in car
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2015-08-16 09:20:10 (2 weeks ago) 

Police arrested a man they found unconscious in a car with a syringe in his lap and a 1-year-old child in the backseat in Pleasant Ridge Saturday afternoon.

        
'Star Wars' themed lands coming to Disney Parks; Harrison Ford visits D23 Expo
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 09:20:06 (2 weeks ago) 
Spotlight: Old cruiser hangout in South County prompts poison memories
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2015-08-16 09:20:02 (2 weeks ago) 
Wild's Palace of Poison was a destination for hot-rodders and their hangers-on.
'A champion': Activists, fans react to Julian Bond's death
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2015-08-16 09:11:50 (2 weeks ago) 

Civil rights leaders, celebrities, fans and national organizations responded to the passing of Julian Bond, a civil rights activist and form...

       
Government Air Raids Kill Dozens Near Syrian Capital
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2015-08-16 09:11:48 (2 weeks ago) 
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‘Future Crimes’: a warning about the Internet of Things
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-08-16 09:11:47 (2 weeks ago) 
Marc Goodman’s new book “Future Crimes” is a sober and well-informed examination of the potential for invasion of privacy — and worse — created by our increasing interconnectedness.
Announcing Ivan Doig Day — and a new Seattle Book Review
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-08-16 09:11:47 (2 weeks ago) 
A roundup of literary news from Seattle, including upcoming Ivan Doig memorials and a new publication devoted to books.
‘Landfalls:’ a dazzling debut novel about a lost expedition
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-08-16 09:11:47 (2 weeks ago) 
Naomi J. Williams’ debut novel “Landfalls” is a dazzling recreation of a real-life 18th century French expedition that touched down in Tenerife, Chile, Alaska and other far-flung places before vanishing.
Watch out wineries, breweries. Colorado ‘weedery’ to lure visitors
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2015-08-16 09:11:47 (2 weeks ago) 
Green Man Cannabis Ranch to open in Denver with restaurant, bar, gift shop, tours — and greenhouses to grow legal marijuana.
'We've got the sanitation problem solved', says world's richest poop drinker
  Source: The Register 2015-08-16 09:11:46 (2 weeks ago) 




'We've got the sanitation problem solved', says world's richest poop drinker
  Source: The Register 2015-08-16 09:11:46 (2 weeks ago) 
Plus: Don't mess with Zuck's 'high ethical standards'

QuoTW This week, the headlines were dominated by Lenovo's bad behaviour, Google's dot-xyz obsession and a story from Silicon Valley, where even the trailer parks have $40m drama.…

David Cameron tells John Chilcot to 'get on with it' and publish Iraq war report
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 09:11:44 (2 weeks ago) 
From Holly to Annie to Brooke: the women of cinema who personify New York
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 09:11:44 (2 weeks ago) 
Non-voting lords claimed over £100,000 expenses in last parliament
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 09:11:44 (2 weeks ago) 
Trump Still Leads GOP Field
  Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 2015-08-16 09:11:40 (2 weeks ago) 

A new Fox News poll finds Donald Trump leading the GOP presidential field nationaly with 25%, followed by Ben Carson at 12%, Ted Cruz at 10%, Jeb Bush at 9%, Mike Huckabee at 6%, Scott Walker at 6%, Carly Fiorina at 5%, John Kasich at 4%, Marco Rubio at 4%, Chris Christie at 3% and Rand Paul at 3%.





World War I: The War at Sea, 1915
  Source: Scientific American 2015-08-16 09:11:34 (2 weeks ago) 


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FDA Approves OxyContin for kids after study from the makers of the drug "supported a new pediatric indication for OxyContin in patients 11 to 16 years old".
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-08-16 09:11:27 (2 weeks ago) 
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Fair Game: Doubt Starts Chipping Away at the Market’s Mind-Set
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2015-08-16 09:11:22 (2 weeks ago) 
In this aging bull market, investors are showing signs of a sea change in their attitudes.
Handcuffed prisoner escapes police custody in East Harlem
  Source: New York News - NY Daily News 2015-08-16 09:11:17 (2 weeks ago) 
Police officers were escorting Austin Stevenson, 25, to the 23rd Precinct stationhouse when he knocked one of them off balance.








Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 09:11:16 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.













Small Plane Crashes on Long Island Train Tracks
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2015-08-16 09:11:12 (2 weeks ago) 
Video shows firefighters putting out a pile of flaming wreckage on train tracks in Hicksville.









​The Water Lady: A savior among the Navajo
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2015-08-16 09:11:11 (2 weeks ago) 
40 percent of people living in Navajo Nation have no access to running water, so Darlene Arviso drives her tanker filled with a most precious cargo
NewsWatch: Why gas prices are rising as oil falls to 6-year lows
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2015-08-16 09:11:10 (2 weeks ago) 
Crude-oil prices are trading at levels last seen in the midst of the financial crisis, but that is not translating into lower gasoline prices in some parts of the country thanks to a refinery outage in Indiana.
Oregon wildfire evacuees face a new normal as blaze season rages on
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-08-16 09:10:53 (2 weeks ago) 
Non-voting lords claimed over £100,000 expenses in last parliament
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2015-08-16 09:10:52 (2 weeks ago) 




Tasty Tech Eye Candy Of The Week (August 16)
  Source: Discovery News - Top Stories 2015-08-16 09:10:41 (2 weeks ago) 
This week we have inflatable buildings that reach up into space as well as personal submarines that dive deep into the ocean.
5 Famous Bible Stories With Logical Scientific Explanations
  Source: Cracked: All Posts 2015-08-16 09:10:37 (2 weeks ago) 
By Stian Hansen  Published: August 16th, 2015 
8 Obvious Lies That People Believed For Waaay Too Long
  Source: Cracked: All Posts 2015-08-16 09:10:37 (2 weeks ago) 
By Timothy Brown,Kayla Layaoen  Published: August 16th, 2015 
10 Cracked Posts Everyone Went Nuts Over Last Week - 8/16
  Source: Cracked: All Posts 2015-08-16 09:10:37 (2 weeks ago) 
By Cracked Writers  Published: August 16th, 2015 
6 Famous Sidekicks Who Deserved To Be In Charge
  Source: Cracked: All Posts 2015-08-16 09:10:37 (2 weeks ago) 
By Matt Cowan  Published: August 16th, 2015 




6 Unintentionally Hilarious Protests Against Gay Marriage
  Source: Cracked: All Posts 2015-08-16 09:10:37 (2 weeks ago) 
By Felix Clay  Published: August 16th, 2015 
If Celebrities Could Be Brutally Honest On Social Media
  Source: Cracked: All Posts 2015-08-16 09:10:37 (2 weeks ago) 
By CRACKED Readers  Published: August 16th, 2015 
More than 1,000 attend funeral for college football player killed by police
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2015-08-16 09:10:32 (2 weeks ago) 
More than 1,000 people on Saturday attended the funeral of a college football player who was shot and killed by a North Texas police officer answering a burglary call at a car dealership.








First image of 'Star Wars: Rogue One' resistance fighters
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2015-08-16 09:10:32 (2 weeks ago) 
The resistance is on.








Police officers rescue 2 people from Chicago River downtown
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2015-08-16 09:10:32 (2 weeks ago) 
Chicago Police Marine Unit officers rescued a woman and a man who tried to swim across the Chicago River downtown early Sunday morning, police said.












Sugar Grove man treasures friendship with Donald Trump
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2015-08-16 09:10:32 (2 weeks ago) 
Jim Gibson isn't sure how Bloomberg News got the information about his friendship with Donald Trump.








Practice report: Dolphins training camp (Day 13)
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2015-08-16 09:10:29 (2 weeks ago) 
The following are observations and analysis from Day 13 of Miami Dolphins training camp at the team's training facility in Davie:
Photos-Video: Iran/ US nuclear agreement Boston support rally 8/ 15/ 2015
  Source: Boston IMC 2015-08-16 09:10:26 (2 weeks ago) 
Boston, Mass.-Copley Sq.-Aug. 15, 2015: About 250 of Boston's Iranian community and supporters rallied in Copley Square as part of worldwide rallies today to support the Iran/ US nuclear agreement.
IAAF denies suppressing doping study
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-08-16 09:10:25 (2 weeks ago) 
The IAAF denies suppressing a study which is claimed to show a third of top athletes admitted violating anti-doping rules.
Uefa complains over Platini 'smear'
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-08-16 09:10:25 (2 weeks ago) 
Presidential candidate Michel Platini is the subject of a "smear campaign" by Fifa, European governing body Uefa alleges.




Star Wars: Episode IX director named
  Source: BBC News - US & Canada 2015-08-16 09:10:25 (2 weeks ago) 
Jurassic World writer and director Colin Trevorrow is to helm Star Wars: Episode IX, while Disney announces it will create Star Wars-themed lands at its US theme parks.
IAAF denies suppressing doping study
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-08-16 09:10:25 (2 weeks ago) 
The IAAF denies suppressing a study which is claimed to show a third of top athletes admitted violating anti-doping rules.
VIDEO: Brown speech on Labour's future
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-08-16 09:10:25 (2 weeks ago) 
Gordon Brown delivers a speech in London on the Labour Leadership race and the future of the party.
'Nazi loot' probe at FM residence
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-08-16 09:10:25 (2 weeks ago) 
An inquiry begins into whether a chandelier in the first minister's official residence was looted by the Nazis during World War Two.
Syria market air strikes 'kill 70'
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-08-16 09:10:25 (2 weeks ago) 
At least 70 people have died after government air strikes on a marketplace in the rebel-held town of Douma, near Damascus, activists say.




Police: Small Plane Comes Down on Long Island Roadway
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-08-16 09:10:04 (2 weeks ago) 
Police: Small plane comes down on Long Island roadway, railroad tracks
Indian Prime Minister Arrives in UAE, to Meet Rulers
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-08-16 09:10:04 (2 weeks ago) 
Indian prime minister Modi makes his 1st visit to UAE, will meet rulers of Abu Dhabi and Dubai
Watch out wineries, breweries. Colorado ‘weedery’ to lure visitors
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2015-08-16 09:00:51 (2 weeks ago) 
Green Man Cannabis Ranch to open in Denver with restaurant, bar, gift shop, tours — and greenhouses to grow legal marijuana.
Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 09:00:43 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









Skateboarding for adults – and no longer reserved for hormonal teens
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 09:00:21 (2 weeks ago) 




Police: Double shooting at Hamilton bar
  Source: Cincinnati - Home 2015-08-16 09:00:10 (2 weeks ago) 

A man and a woman were injured in a double shooting at a bar in Hamilton Saturday night, police said.

        
Officials probe death of 1 foster child, injuries to another
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 09:00:07 (2 weeks ago) 

AUBURN, Mass. — State officials say one foster child has died and another has been hospitalized, and authorities are investigating why the children needed to be transported from a foster home outside of Worcester.

Department of Children and Families spokeswoman Andrea Grossman said in a statement that the DCF is working with law enforcement and conducting its own investigation.

The DFC says it is trying to figure out what went on at the foster home in Auburn, about 5 miles southwest of Worcester and 45 miles southwest of Boston.

Something to shout about
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 09:00:07 (2 weeks ago) 
Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond Dies at 75
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2015-08-16 08:51:45 (2 weeks ago) 
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Skateboarding for adults – and no longer reserved for hormonal teens
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 08:51:41 (2 weeks ago) 




Rubio Looks to Make His Move
  Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 2015-08-16 08:51:36 (2 weeks ago) 

Sen. Marco Rubio “is looking to turn around his stagnating presidential campaign and build momentum as the primary season kicks into high gear,” The Hill reports.

“The Republican senator from Florida has seen a jump in the polls following a strong performance in the GOP presidential debate a week ago, and he’s also coming under fire from Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton — a sure sign that he is doing something right. Now, the question is whether Rubio can build off those positive signals to return to the upper echelon of candidates, or whether he’ll be crowded out by louder, better-financed and more experienced campaigns.”

You Never Eat Alone When You Have A Dog
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-08-16 08:51:25 (2 weeks ago) 
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Provincial Minister in Pakistan Is Killed in Apparent Suicide Bombing
  Source: NYT > International 2015-08-16 08:51:20 (2 weeks ago) 
Shuja Khanzada, the home minister of Punjab Province, was killed along with at least nine others in a bomb attack during a political meeting.
Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 08:51:13 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









Queen Mary 2 abandons search for missing crewmember
  Source: More from World - CBS News 2015-08-16 08:51:08 (2 weeks ago) 
Cruise liner had retraced its course in hopes of finding man who disappeared somewhere in the chilly Atlantic en route from England to New York




Taconic State Parkway crash leaves 3 dead
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2015-08-16 08:51:07 (2 weeks ago) 
Police say SUV crossed median, became airborne, and hit cars in the opposite lane; additional eight people injured
The Margin: ‘Star Wars’–themed ‘lands’ are coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2015-08-16 08:51:07 (2 weeks ago) 
Disney announced this weekend that new “lands” at its California and Florida parks will have a “Star Wars” motif.
Palestinian Hunger Striker Muhammad Allan's Life Hangs by a Thread
  Source: Indybay newswire 2015-08-16 08:50:59 (2 weeks ago) 
Israel
Disaster Recovery Support Services Resume Following Tropical Storm Goni
  Source: FEMA: News Releases 2015-08-16 08:50:48 (2 weeks ago) 

SAIPAN – Now that Tropical Storm Goni and the follow-on monsoonal rains begin to subside in the Saipan area, the following disaster recovery support services will resume on Monday, August 17:

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Syria market air strike 'kills 58'
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-08-16 08:50:25 (2 weeks ago) 
At least 58 people have died after a government air strike on a marketplace in the town of Douma, near Damascus, activists say.




VIDEO: Making the 'dash in the darkness' to Kos
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-08-16 08:50:25 (2 weeks ago) 
Under the cover of darkness, many refugees are attempting the dangerous journey from Bodrum in Turkey, to Kos in Greece.
More Than 10 Baby Alligators Stolen From Arkansas Petting Zoo
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-08-16 08:50:03 (2 weeks ago) 
Caught on camera, the suspects broken into the zoo and stole the gators.
Great Lakes Science Center has free admission this Monday (photos)
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-08-16 08:40:23 (2 weeks ago) 
Free day at the Great Lakes Science Center offers rare glimpse of NASA's Plum Brook Station.
Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 08:40:22 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









Licence fee prosecutions overburden courts, argues Michael Gove
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 08:40:14 (2 weeks ago) 




Bute stops DiLuisa in 4th round in return to ring
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 08:40:06 (2 weeks ago) 

MONTREAL — Former world champion Lucian Bute of Montreal emerged from a 19-month ring absence to stop European light heavyweight champion Andrea Di Luisa in the fourth round Saturday night.

Bute (32-2, 25 knockouts) knocked down Di Luisa (17-3) with three left hooks in the fourth. After an eight count, he charged in for another flurry of punches before the Italian's trainer threw in the towel and referee Steve St. Germain stopped the bout.

Busch passes Blaney late to win Truck race at Michigan
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 08:40:06 (2 weeks ago) 
Kyle Busch's expectations modest after crash in practice
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 08:40:06 (2 weeks ago) 
Licence fee prosecutions overburden courts, argues Michael Gove
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 08:31:36 (2 weeks ago) 
Women shift gears in motorcycle culture: 'It's about being on the front of the bike'
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 08:31:36 (2 weeks ago) 




Torricelli Downplays Rumors of Primary Challenge
  Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 2015-08-16 08:31:31 (2 weeks ago) 

Former Sen. Bob Torricelli (D-NJ) played down rumors that he might mount a Democratic primary challenge to Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), who is fighting federal corruption charges, The Hill reports.

Bush Super PAC Plans Early Ad Blitz
  Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 2015-08-16 08:31:31 (2 weeks ago) 

The powerfully funded super PAC backing Jeb Bush “will spend at least $10 million on television time in the earliest voting presidential primary states, the first salvo in a massive TV ad campaign to support the former Florida governor’s bid for the Republican nomination,” the AP reports.

“Officials with Right to Rise USA say they will buy time in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina TV markets and on cable television in the three states. Ads are scheduled to begin in Iowa and New Hampshire on Sept. 15, in South Carolina a week later and then run continuously through the end of the year.”

The Search for the Republican Soul
  Source: Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 2015-08-16 08:31:31 (2 weeks ago) 

Molly Ball: “What on earth do Republican voters want? The candidates, at this stage, are as clueless as the pundits, and the pundits have no idea. They certainly never foresaw Donald Trump, this election season’s flesh-colored gap in the space-time continuum. Trump has inspired horrified bouts of introspection within the GOP, as shocked party stalwarts try to figure out where the tycoon’s momentum is coming from—and how it can be stopped.”

Registered Clinical Trials Make Positive Findings Vanish
  Source: Slashdot 2015-08-16 08:31:28 (2 weeks ago) 
schwit1 writes: The requirement that medical researchers register in detail the methods they intend to use in their clinical trials, both to record their data as well as document their outcomes, caused a significant drop in trials producing positive results. From Nature: "The study found that in a sample of 55 large trials testing heart-disease treatments, 57% of those published before 2000 reported positive effects from the treatments. But that figure plunged to just 8% in studies that were conducted after 2000. Study author Veronica Irvin, a health scientist at Oregon State University in Corvallis, says this suggests that registering clinical studies is leading to more rigorous research. Writing on his NeuroLogica Blog, neurologist Steven Novella of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, called the study "encouraging" but also "a bit frightening" because it casts doubt on previous positive results." In other words, before they were required to document their methods, research into new drugs or treatments would prove the success of those drugs or treatment more than half the time. Once they had to document their research methods, however, the drugs or treatments being tested almost never worked. The article also reveals a failure of the medical research community to confirm their earlier positive results. It appears the medical research field has forgotten this basic tenet of science: A result has to be proven by a second independent study before you can take it seriously. Instead, they would do one study, get the results they wanted, and then declare success.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Florida Police Officer Fired For Being In KKK Got A New Job At Elementary School
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-08-16 08:31:18 (2 weeks ago) 
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Government to ban un-vaccinated preschoolers from childcare, kindergarten (Victoria, Australia)
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2015-08-16 08:31:18 (2 weeks ago) 
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Locked in Solitary at 14: Adult Jails Isolate Youths Despite Risk
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2015-08-16 08:31:15 (2 weeks ago) 
A Mississippi 16-year-old is emblematic of juveniles across the nation, charged as adults, who endure protective isolation that experts say can lead to depression and other mental health problems.
Julian Bond, Former N.A.A.C.P. Chairman and Civil Rights Leader, Dies at 75
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2015-08-16 08:31:15 (2 weeks ago) 
Mr. Bond, a charismatic figure of the 1960s civil rights movement, was also a lightning rod of the anti-Vietnam War campaign and a lifelong champion of equal rights for minorities.
The Desnudas of Times Square, Topless but for the Paint
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2015-08-16 08:31:15 (2 weeks ago) 
Seminude women in body paint stroll parts of Times Square to be photographed for tips, drawing curious onlookers and complaints.
Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 08:31:07 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.













'Astounding': Freed Ivory Smugglers Spark Outcry
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 08:31:07 (2 weeks ago) 
The decision to release the ivory couriers was described as "astounding" by The International Fund for Animal Welfare.









Al Qaeda releases abducted U.S.-backed Syrian rebels
  Source: More from World - CBS News 2015-08-16 08:31:02 (2 weeks ago) 
Nusra Front praised as "brothers" by group of fighters the U.S. hopes will be a spearhead for it in the chaos in Syria
Licence fee prosecutions overburden courts, argues Michael Gove
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2015-08-16 08:30:47 (2 weeks ago) 
Fast-moving wildfires in the West have destroyed homes, forced evacuations
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2015-08-16 08:30:30 (2 weeks ago) 
Winds in the West are helping stoke wildfires sweeping across the Northern Rocky Mountains, Pacific Northwest and elsewhere, posing problems for firefighters trying to contain the flames fed by drought.








Jeb Bush super PAC spending $10 million on ads in early primary states
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2015-08-16 08:30:30 (2 weeks ago) 
The powerfully funded super PAC backing Republican Jeb Bush will spend at least $10 million on television time in the earliest voting presidential primary states, the first salvo in a massive TV ad campaign to support the former Florida governor's bid for the Republican nomination.












Shipt sails into South Florida to deliver Publix groceries
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2015-08-16 08:30:27 (2 weeks ago) 
If you don't find grocery shopping to be a pleasure, then Shipt may float your boat.
Jeb Bush super PAC spending $10 million on ads in early primary states
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2015-08-16 08:30:27 (2 weeks ago) 
The powerfully funded super PAC backing Republican Jeb Bush will spend at least $10 million on television time in the earliest voting presidential primary states, the first salvo in a massive TV ad campaign to support the former Florida governor's bid for the Republican nomination.
Star Wars: Episode IX director named
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-08-16 08:30:23 (2 weeks ago) 
Jurassic World writer and director Colin Trevorrow is to helm Star Wars: Episode IX, while Disney will create Star Wars-themed lands at its US theme parks.
Star Wars: Episode IX director named
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-08-16 08:30:23 (2 weeks ago) 
Jurassic World writer and director Colin Trevorrow is to helm Star Wars: Episode IX, while Disney will create Star Wars-themed lands at its US theme parks.
Activists Say Air Raids on Market in Rebel-Held Suburb of Syrian Capital Kill More Than 50
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-08-16 08:30:02 (2 weeks ago) 
Activists say air raids on market in rebel-held suburb of Syrian capital kill more than 50




Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 08:21:07 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









Low pay, low inflation and low interest rates? This is not 1975
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 08:20:51 (2 weeks ago) 
Women shift gears in motorcycle culture: 'It's about being on the front of the bike'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 08:20:51 (2 weeks ago) 
Nigel Slater’s blackcurrant recipes
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 08:20:51 (2 weeks ago) 
China blast zone blocked over contamination fear; 112 dead
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 08:20:23 (2 weeks ago) 




'Literary litterbug' admits tossing 600 books from vehicle
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 08:20:23 (2 weeks ago) 

LONGMONT, Colo. — A man dubbed the "literary litterbug" for tossing more than 600 books along a busy Colorado highway must complete 30 hours of community service and pay $1,725 in restitution and court costs.

The Longmont Times-Call reports 62-year-old Glenn Pladsen pleaded guilty Thursday to three counts of littering. He was pulled over in April after throwing books from his vehicle in Boulder County.

5 most uplifting stories of the week
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2015-08-16 08:11:50 (2 weeks ago) 

Not all the news was doom and gloom this week. Here are five stories in the opposite camp.

       
Low pay, low inflation and low interest rates? This is not 1975
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 08:11:41 (2 weeks ago) 
Nigel Slater’s blackcurrant recipes
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 08:11:41 (2 weeks ago) 
Son of royal prank call nurse tells of pride over university place
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 08:11:41 (2 weeks ago) 




Live cricket: South Africa vs New Zealand T20 series - match two
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2015-08-16 08:11:36 (2 weeks ago) 
Join us for live cricket right here on Stuff.co.nz as South Africa take on the Black Caps in their second T20 encounter in Centurion.
What does a $300,000 house look like where you are from?
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The cutest game of 'catch' ever!
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Hamid Gul, Pakistan’s Former Spy Chief, Dies at 78
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2015-08-16 08:11:23 (2 weeks ago) 
Mr. Gul, a three-star general, was deeply involved in the country’s policy toward neighboring Afghanistan during the Soviet withdrawal.









Energized Carly Fiorina stumps in Iowa
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2015-08-16 08:11:17 (2 weeks ago) 
MASON CITY, Iowa - Some Iowa Republicans are fed up with politics as usual in Washington, and after watching with glee as Donald Trump and Ben Carson have gained traction in the GOP presidential primary, they now see a third alternative to take the antiestablishment mantle: Carly Fiorina.




Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 08:11:16 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









Son of royal prank call nurse tells of pride over university place
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-08-16 08:10:54 (2 weeks ago) 
Andy Burnham blasts 'Tory' labelling of anyone not backing Jeremy Corbyn
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2015-08-16 08:10:53 (2 weeks ago) 
VIDEO: Migrants 'deterred by new fences'
  Source: BBC News - Home 2015-08-16 08:10:31 (2 weeks ago) 
The BBC's Tomos Morgan says heightened security at the Eurotunnel terminal near Calais is deterring some migrants.
Obama can do Iran nuclear deal even if Congress disapproves
  Source: AP Top Political News 2015-08-16 08:10:29 (2 weeks ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawmakers reject the agreement, it's not game-over for the White House....




US, Japanese cities mark WWII end with Pearl Harbor ceremony
  Source: AP Top News 2015-08-16 08:10:29 (2 weeks ago) 
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - The mayors of Honolulu and Nagoaka, Japan - two cities linked by World War II - joined hundreds of people Saturday night to mark the 70th anniversary of the conflict's end by watching a spectacular 20-minute fireworks show Part of Pearl Harbor, which is still an active naval base, opened to the public on Saturday for a display of Nagaoka's fireworks. The pyrotechnics watched by the crowd, Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Nagoaka Mayor Tamio Mori honored the war's...
Obama can do Iran nuclear deal even if Congress disapproves
  Source: AP Top News 2015-08-16 08:10:29 (2 weeks ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) - The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawmakers reject the agreement, it's not game-over for the White House. A congressional vote of disapproval would not prevent Obama from acting on his own to start putting the accord in place. While he probably would take some heavy criticism, this course would let him add the foreign policy breakthrough to his second-term list of accomplishm...
US, Japanese cities mark WWII end with Pearl Harbor ceremony
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2015-08-16 08:10:28 (2 weeks ago) 
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) -- The mayors of Honolulu and Nagoaka, Japan - two cities linked by World War II - joined hundreds of people Saturday night to mark the 70th anniversary of the conflict's end by watching a spectacular 20-minute fireworks show...
Obama can do Iran nuclear deal even if Congress disapproves
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2015-08-16 08:10:28 (2 weeks ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The September vote on the Iran nuclear deal is billed as a titanic standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. Yet even if lawmakers reject the agreement, it's not game-over for the White House....
Longtime civil rights activist Julian Bond dead at 75
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-08-16 08:00:50 (2 weeks ago) 
Julian Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.




Akron man charged in two shootings in two-weeks span, including one that killed teen
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-08-16 08:00:50 (2 weeks ago) 
David Quarterman, 18, is accused of being involved in two shootings in two weeks.
Indonesian plane carrying 54 goes missing over Papua
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-08-16 08:00:50 (2 weeks ago) 
An Indonesian airliner carrying 54 people was missing Sunday after it lost contact with ground control while flying in bad weather on a short flight in the country's mountainous easternmost province of Papua, officials said. A search for the plane was suspended and will resume Monday morning.
Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 08:00:47 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









Son of royal prank call nurse tells of pride over university place
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 08:00:34 (2 weeks ago) 
Novak Djokovic complains of cannabis smell during Montreal win over Jérémy Chardy
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 08:00:34 (2 weeks ago) 




Who are they going to call? 911 dispatch center has bed bugs
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 08:00:19 (2 weeks ago) 

PITTSBURGH — Western Pennsylvania's largest 911 dispatch center has its own emergency: It's infested with bed bugs.

Allegheny County Emergency Services officials announced the infestation Friday at the agency's call center in Pittsburgh.

Emergency Services Chief Alvin Henderson says several states have seen an uptick in bed bugs.

The discovery doesn't mean workers are sleeping on the job. On the contrary, Henderson says the bugs tend to be carried into workplaces from infested homes, hitching rides in backpacks, clothing and even books.

Airliner with 54 aboard goes missing in Indonesia
  Source: USATODAY.com World - Top Stories 2015-08-16 07:51:39 (2 weeks ago) 

The Transport Ministry said He sais the ATR42-300 twin turboprop plane lost contact 33 minutes after taking off.

        
Airliner with 54 aboard goes missing in Indonesia
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2015-08-16 07:51:39 (2 weeks ago) 

The Transport Ministry said He sais the ATR42-300 twin turboprop plane lost contact 33 minutes after taking off.

       
Novak Djokovic complains of cannabis smell during Montreal win over Jérémy Chardy
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 07:51:32 (2 weeks ago) 
Crystal Palace v Arsenal: Premier League – live! | Michael Butler
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 07:51:32 (2 weeks ago) 




Evans’ paleo baby book goes ahead
  Source: The Australian | News 2015-08-16 07:51:29 (2 weeks ago) 
Pete Evans says his publishers will go ahead with a paleo baby book despite controversy over an infant broth formula recipe.
How Weather Modeling Gets Better
  Source: Slashdot 2015-08-16 07:51:23 (2 weeks ago) 
Dr_Ish writes: Bob Henson over at Weather Underground has posted a fascinating discussion of the recent improvements made to the major weather models that are used to forecast hurricanes and the like. The post also included interesting links that explain more about the models. Quoting: "The latest version of the ECMWF model, introduced in May, has significant changes to model physics and the ways in which observations are brought into and used within the model. The overall improvements include better portrayal of clouds and precipitation, including a more accurate depiction of intense rainfall. The main effect of the model upgrade for tropical cyclones is slightly lower central pressure. During the first 3 days of a forecast, the ECMWF has tended to have a slight weak bias on tropical cyclones; the new version is closer to the mark."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

News Analysis: ‘Key & Peele’ Ends While Nation Could Still Use a Laugh
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2015-08-16 07:51:14 (2 weeks ago) 
How will television viewers hungry for sketches about racial injustice fill the gap after Comedy Central’s of-the-moment series ends its run?
Hamid Gul, Pakistan’s Former Spy Chief, Dies at 78
  Source: NYT > International 2015-08-16 07:51:14 (2 weeks ago) 
Mr. Gul, a three-star general, was deeply involved in the country’s policy toward neighboring Afghanistan during the Soviet withdrawal.
U.S. civil rights leader Julian Bond dies at 75
  Source: News: World -- Philly.com 2015-08-16 07:51:12 (2 weeks ago) 
U.S. civil rights leader and former head of the NAACP Julian Bond, who also held elected office in Georgia for two decades, died on Saturday aged 75.




U.S. civil rights leader Julian Bond dies at 75
  Source: News: Nation -- Philly.com 2015-08-16 07:51:11 (2 weeks ago) 
U.S. civil rights leader and former head of the NAACP Julian Bond, who also held elected office in Georgia for two decades, died on Saturday aged 75.
Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 07:51:06 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









Civil rights icon Julian Bond dies age 75
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2015-08-16 07:51:01 (2 weeks ago) 
Nashville native and longtime NAACP board member helped found the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee
Women shift gears in motorcycle culture: 'It's about being on the front of the bike'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2015-08-16 07:50:47 (2 weeks ago) 
Gangs increasingly challenge rivals online with postings, videos
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2015-08-16 07:50:31 (2 weeks ago) 
The video call came in as he headed to school. The "opps" - rival gang members - let the teen know they had just seen his "boy" and that he had run away.












Longtime civil rights activist Julian Bond dead at 75
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2015-08-16 07:50:31 (2 weeks ago) 
Julian Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.








Indonesian plane with 54 people aboard missing
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2015-08-16 07:50:31 (2 weeks ago) 
An Indonesian airliner carrying 54 people was missing Sunday after it lost contact with ground control while flying in bad weather on a short flight in the country's mountainous easternmost province of Papua, officials said. A search for the plane was suspended and will resume Monday morning.








First image of 'Star Wars: Rogue One' resistance fighters
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2015-08-16 07:50:29 (2 weeks ago) 
The resistance is on.
Longtime civil rights activist Julian Bond dead at 75
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2015-08-16 07:50:29 (2 weeks ago) 
Julian Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Scrapping IS play 'shuts down' debate
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-08-16 07:50:24 (2 weeks ago) 
Figures from the arts world call on the National Youth Theatre to reveal why it cancelled a controversial play exploring the radicalisation of young people.




Suicide blast kills Punjab minister
  Source: BBC News - World 2015-08-16 07:50:24 (2 weeks ago) 
Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada is killed in a suicide attack on his office in the eastern Pakistani province, officials say.
Iraqi Officials: Suicide Attacks, Clashes Kill 17 Government Troops Outside IS-Held Fallujah
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-08-16 07:50:03 (2 weeks ago) 
Iraqi officials: Suicide attacks, clashes kill 17 government troops outside IS-held Fallujah
Iraq: Suicide Attacks, Clashes Kill 17 Troops Near Fallujah
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-08-16 07:50:03 (2 weeks ago) 
Iraqi officials: Suicide attacks, clashes kill 17 government troops outside IS-held Fallujah
Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 07:40:22 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









Crystal Palace v Arsenal: Premier League – live! | Michael Butler
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 07:40:14 (2 weeks ago) 




In contention at PGA, Grace thrives under major pressure
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 07:40:04 (2 weeks ago) 
Canadian teen Brooke Henderson opens 5-shot lead in Portland
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 07:40:04 (2 weeks ago) 
Jim Litke: No joke _ a Samoan walks onto a golf course and ...
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 07:40:04 (2 weeks ago) 
Jones conquers hospitality tent, but struggles after that
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 07:40:04 (2 weeks ago) 
Day in the lead at PGA as Spieth makes a charge
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 07:40:04 (2 weeks ago) 




Phil Mickelson wants to earn Presidents Cup spot
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 07:40:04 (2 weeks ago) 
Longtime civil rights activist Bond dead at 75
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 07:40:04 (2 weeks ago) 
How Life and Luck Changed Earth’s Minerals
  Source: WIRED 2015-08-16 07:31:44 (2 weeks ago) 

Is geology predictable, or is the mineral composition of Earth due to chance events?

The post How Life and Luck Changed Earth’s Minerals appeared first on WIRED.











Here Is Your WIRED Star Wars Challenge for Day 105
  Source: WIRED 2015-08-16 07:31:44 (2 weeks ago) 

What's in store today? Congratulations or copious counting.

The post Here Is Your WIRED Star Wars Challenge for Day 105 appeared first on WIRED.











Reports: Airliner with 54 aboard goes missing in Indonesia
  Source: USATODAY.com World - Top Stories 2015-08-16 07:31:42 (2 weeks ago) 

The Transport Ministry said He sais the ATR42-300 twin turboprop plane lost contact 33 minutes after taking off.

        




Reports: Airliner with 54 aboard goes missing in Indonesia
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2015-08-16 07:31:41 (2 weeks ago) 

The Transport Ministry said He sais the ATR42-300 twin turboprop plane lost contact 33 minutes after taking off.

       
Julian Bond, US civil rights activist, dies aged 75
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 07:31:33 (2 weeks ago) 
Spanish woman fined under gagging law for photographing police
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 07:31:33 (2 weeks ago) 
Number of migrants trying to enter Eurotunnel at Calais down to 150 a night
  Source: The Guardian World News 2015-08-16 07:31:33 (2 weeks ago) 
I'm quitting smoking because my niece told me that she wants me to "be around as long as possible". If I get hit by a bus tomorrow I am going to be so pissed off that I fell for her sentimental crap.
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Plop
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Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 07:31:05 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.









John Fielder's Colorado
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2015-08-16 07:31:00 (2 weeks ago) 
The nature photographer captures the sublime beauty of the Rockies
Thousands Demand Netanyahu's Arrest for War Crimes
  Source: Indybay newswire 2015-08-16 07:30:52 (2 weeks ago) 
Israel
Indonesian plane with 54 people aboard missing
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2015-08-16 07:30:29 (2 weeks ago) 
An Indonesian airliner carrying 54 people was missing Sunday after it lost contact with ground control while flying in bad weather on a short flight in the country's mountainous easternmost province of Papua, officials said. A search for the plane was suspended and will resume Monday morning.












Indonesian plane with 54 people aboard missing
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2015-08-16 07:30:27 (2 weeks ago) 
An Indonesian airliner carrying 54 people was missing Sunday after it lost contact with ground control while flying in bad weather on a short flight in the country's mountainous easternmost province of Papua, officials said. A search for the plane was suspended and will resume Monday morning.
Libya government calls for Arab airstrikes against IS
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-08-16 07:30:20 (2 weeks ago) 
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Libya's internationally recognized government has appealed to Arab countries to carry out airstrikes against the local Islamic State affiliate which is expanding its hold on the coastal central city of Sirte....
Libya government calls for Arab airstrikes against IS
  Source: AP Top International News 2015-08-16 07:30:20 (2 weeks ago) 
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Libya's internationally recognized government has appealed to Arab countries to carry out airstrikes against the local Islamic State affiliate which is expanding its hold on the coastal central city of Sirte....
Chemical Leak in Indiana Sends 15 to the Hospital
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2015-08-16 07:30:02 (2 weeks ago) 
The evacuation occurred at the Quarter Midget Track in Terre Haute.
Spanish Town Mourns the Goring Death of a Young Councilor
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-08-16 07:30:02 (2 weeks ago) 
Spanish town mourns the goring death of councilor celebrating neighboring city's feast day




Libya Government Calls for Arab Airstrikes Against IS
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-08-16 07:30:02 (2 weeks ago) 
Libya internationally recognized government calls for Arab airstrikes against IS affiliate
Indonesian Airliner Carrying 54 People Reported Missing
  Source: ABC News: International 2015-08-16 07:30:02 (2 weeks ago) 
Plane lost contact with airport nine minutes before it was supposed to land.
Longtime civil rights activist Bond dead at 75
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2015-08-16 07:20:33 (2 weeks ago) 
Julian Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died Saturday night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
StartMart is set up to be one-stop shopping for entrepreneurs: Tech Czar Talk (photos)
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2015-08-16 07:20:31 (2 weeks ago) 
StartMart could be one-stop shopping for entrepreneurs with grand opening on Sept. 8 in new Terminal Tower offices.
Brewers' Prospect Becomes First Openly Gay MLB Player
  Source: NBC News Top Stories 2015-08-16 07:20:29 (2 weeks ago) 
Brewers minor leaguer David Denson becomes first openly gay player in MLB-affiliated ball.













Julian Bond, US civil rights activist, dies aged 75
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 07:20:21 (2 weeks ago) 
Edinburgh fringe's puppet noir stars
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 07:20:21 (2 weeks ago) 
Mark Steel review – an extraordinary story of family detective work
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 07:20:21 (2 weeks ago) 
Silicon Valley vs Motor City: regions compete to test self-driving cars
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 07:20:21 (2 weeks ago) 
Misleading reports of lawlessness after Katrina worsened crisis, officials say
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 07:20:21 (2 weeks ago) 




Spanish woman fined under gagging law for photographing police
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 07:20:21 (2 weeks ago) 
Number of migrants trying to enter Eurotunnel at Calais down to 150 a night
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2015-08-16 07:20:21 (2 weeks ago) 
Indonesian airliner carrying 54 goes missing over Papua
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 07:20:07 (2 weeks ago) 

JAKARTA, Indonesia — An Indonesian airliner carrying 54 people was missing Sunday after it lost contact with ground control while flying in bad weather on a short flight in the country's mountainous easternmost province of Papua, officials said. A search for the plane was suspended and will resume Monday morning.

The Trigana Air Service plane was flying from Papua's provincial capital, Jayapura, to the Papua city of Oksibil when it lost contact with Oksibil's airport, said Transportation Ministry spokesman Julius Barata.

8 dead as India, Pakistan trade fire and blame in Kashmir
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 07:20:07 (2 weeks ago) 
Iranian hardliners call for rejection of nuclear deal
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 07:20:07 (2 weeks ago) 

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting around 50 hard-line students and activists have staged a rally, calling on the parliament to reject the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers last month.

The Sunday report said the protesters carried signs outside the parliament building decrying the agreement as an "injustice to our nation."

Lawmaker Zohre Tayebzadeh addressed the crowds, claiming the deal crosses "red lines" by allowing the U.S. to supervise Iran's uranium enrichment program.





Yankees cut struggling LHP Chris Capuano
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 07:20:07 (2 weeks ago) 

TORONTO — The New York Yankees designated struggling left-hander Chris Capuano for assignment Saturday, three days after he was recalled from Triple-A Scranton.

Capuano hasn't pitched for New York since giving up five runs in 2-3 of an inning in a 21-5 loss to Texas on July 28. He is 0-4 with a career-worst 6.97 ERA in 16 games, including four starts.

An 11-year veteran, Capuano has also pitched for Arizona, Boston, the New York Mets, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee.

Astros manager Hinch ejected after replay challenge in fifth
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 07:20:07 (2 weeks ago) 

HOUSTON — Houston manager A.J. Hinch was ejected following a replay review in the fifth inning of the Astros' game against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.

The review came after Astros outfielder Preston Tucker made an apparent sliding, inning-ending catch on a line drive by Ian Kinsler. Detroit asked for a review, and umpires overruled the grab. Anthony Gose, who was on second base, was awarded home.

LEADING OFF: Cubs try for 10th 'W' in row, Bosox break loose
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 07:20:07 (2 weeks ago) 
LINING UP: Tebow expected for Eagles on Sunday
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 07:20:07 (2 weeks ago) 
Denver shows off its depth in exhibition opener
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2015-08-16 07:20:07 (2 weeks ago)