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

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

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

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

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

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

2013-04-19
Boston Police Closing In On Suspects

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

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

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

Nature.com - 366 Days: 2012 In Review

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

TruTV - The Biggest Conspiracy Theories of 2012

Colbert Nation: 2012: A Look Back

FIP Year In Review(s?)

2012-12-25
Happy Holidays

2012-12-21
Welcome To A New Era!

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

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

2012-11-15
December 21, 2012

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

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

FIP Format Update

2012-11-07
Thank you for voting.

2012-11-06
Live Election Results

2012-09-30
FIP In Hiatus

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

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

Romney Stands By Gaffe

2012-09-17
President Obama Says China Trade Practices Harm American Auto Parts Workers


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Spirits of Oktoberfest: Go beyond the beer
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2014-09-18 20:22:58 (4 days ago) 
Skip the beers and go for such German booze as apple schnapps and honey liqueur.
Microsoft Lays Off 2,100, Axes Silicon Valley Research
  Source: Slashdot 2014-09-18 20:22:51 (4 days ago) 
walterbyrd writes with news of Microsoft layoffs. Microsoft Corp will close its Silicon Valley research-and-development operation as part of 2,100 layoffs announced on Thursday, as it moves toward its new CEO's goal of cutting 18,000 staff, or about 14 percent of its workforce. News of the closure of the Microsoft Research lab at the company's campus in Mountain View, California, was first made public on Twitter by employees. The company later confirmed the move and said it would involve the loss of 50 jobs.

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Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State
  Source: Slashdot 2014-09-18 20:22:50 (4 days ago) 
cartechboy writes Unless you've been in a coma for a while you're aware that many dealer associations have been causing headaches for Tesla in multiple states. The reason? They are scared. Tesla's new, different, and shaking up the ridiculously old way of doing things. But the thing is, Tesla keeps winning. Now Ward's commenter Jim Ziegler, president of Ziegler Supersystems in Atlanta, wrote an opinion piece that basically says Tesla's going to prevail in every state against dealer lawsuits. He says Tesla's basically busy defending what are nuisance suits. This leads to the question of whether there will be some sort of sweeping federal action in Tesla's favor.

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Overturned big rig closes northbound I-5 near Sutterville Road
  Source: SacBee -- News 2014-09-18 20:22:47 (4 days ago) 
The California Department of Transportation advises motorists that northbound I-5 just north of Sutterville Road is closed due to an overturned big rig.
Kaepernick lands on 49ers’ injury report
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-09-18 20:22:46 (4 days ago) 
The 49ers added quarterback Colin Kaepernick to their practice participation report today with a back injury. Kaepernick was not listed on Wednesday’s report and went through Thursday’s practice in full, signaling that the issue is unlikely to cause him to miss any of Sunday’s game.




Overturned big rig closes northbound I-5 near Sutterville Road
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-09-18 20:22:46 (4 days ago) 
The California Department of Transportation advises motorists that northbound I-5 just north of Sutterville Road is closed due to an overturned big rig.
British hostage John Cantlie, seized by Islamic State with James Foley, appears in new video
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-09-18 20:22:46 (4 days ago) 
Police: Woman grabbed gun at McDonald’s house in May
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-09-18 20:22:46 (4 days ago) 
CalPERS gets $88 million in Citi settlement
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-09-18 20:22:46 (4 days ago) 
CalPERS said Thursday it has collected $88 million from a previously-announced settlement with Citigroup Inc. over toxic mortgage securities.
Prosecutors offer Sen. Ben Hueso a plea deal
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-09-18 20:22:46 (4 days ago) 






Ebola Presents Challenge, and an Opportunity, for U.N. Leader
  Source: NYT > International 2014-09-18 20:22:11 (4 days ago) 
For Ban Ki-moon, in his seventh year leading the United Nations, Ebola represents a crucial test — but also an opportunity to lead the global response in fighting the outbreak.
Investigators Find No Evidence Christie Knew Of Bridge Closing
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-09-18 20:22:00 (4 days ago) 
NBC News has learned that federal investigators have found no evidence Gov. Chris Christie had advance knowledge of George Washington Bridge closing.






Friends Paint Different Portrait of Trooper Slaying Suspect
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-09-18 20:22:00 (4 days ago) 
The suspect in the deadly ambush of Pennsylvania state police barracks was deeply involved in the military re-enactment community.






Adrian Peterson: 'I Still Have My Joy'
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-09-18 20:22:00 (4 days ago) 
Deactivated Vikings player Adrian Peterson smiled as he was with a child outside his home.






Obama Details Campaign to 'Destroy' ISIS
  Source: MSNBC.com: Politics 2014-09-18 20:22:00 (4 days ago) 
President Obama details the campaign to destroy ISIS and praises congress for bipartisan action.












Investigators Find No Evidence Christie Knew Of Bridge Closing
  Source: MSNBC.com: Politics 2014-09-18 20:22:00 (4 days ago) 
NBC News has learned that federal investigators have found no evidence Gov. Chris Christie had advance knowledge of George Washington Bridge closing.






The Blurred L Home Screen
  Source: Lifehacker 2014-09-18 20:21:56 (4 days ago) 

Android: While the styles have gotten closer together lately, Android and iOS are pretty distinct. This design bridges the gap, utilizing the frosted, layered themes of iOS, combined with Android's new material approach for a unique look.

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Scottish referendum on TV: graphs and talky-talk can't hide a sense of occasion | Lucy Mangan
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2014-09-18 20:21:36 (4 days ago) 
Scottish referendum: poll suggests nation has voted against independence
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 20:21:35 (4 days ago) 
Project Runway Open Thread, Week 9
  Source: Gawker 2014-09-18 20:21:32 (4 days ago) 

The hell with maturity. You've been behaving like an adult all day, and what has it got you? A headache, probably. So tonight, I suggest you release your inner child and live-chat tonight's Project Runway episode with us instead. Nothing like a little joint juvenility to improve the old mood, I always say!

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Two Adults, Six Children Dead in Florida Shooting
  Source: Gawker 2014-09-18 20:21:32 (4 days ago) 

Two adults and six children were killed in a shooting in Bell, Fla. this evening, Gilchrist County police confirm. The town, about 30 miles west of Gainesville, Fox Orlando reports, is home to about 350 people.

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BYU defense, offense being noticed for physical, aggressive play
  Source: deseretnews.com - Top Stories 2014-09-18 20:20:44 (4 days ago) 
The Cougars are becoming known for — their physical brand of football.
'7th Heaven' stars reunite
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2014-09-18 20:20:35 (4 days ago) 
Hostage used by ISIS to send message
  Source: CNN.com - World 2014-09-18 20:20:35 (4 days ago) 
British journalist John Cantlie hadn't been seen in nearly two years. Now, he's the latest hostage to be paraded out by ISIS -- forced to deliver the group's message.
U.S. gives Poroshenko support, no arms
  Source: CNN.com - World 2014-09-18 20:20:35 (4 days ago) 
The White House on Thursday announced $46 million in security assistance to Ukraine that omitted any lethal aid. The package includes body armor, helmets, vehicles and night vision goggles.




'7th Heaven' stars reunite
  Source: CNN.com 2014-09-18 20:20:33 (4 days ago) 
"7th Heaven" ended its run seven years ago, but the show's stars are still like family.
Al Qaeda targets U.S. flights?
  Source: CNN.com 2014-09-18 20:20:33 (4 days ago) 
An al Qaeda cell operating in Syria is posing a new threat to the U.S. CNN's Pamela Brown has the details.
Couple accused of Amish sisters' kidnap charged with child sex exploitation
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2014-09-18 20:20:24 (4 days ago) 
The couple accused of kidnapping two Amish sisters in northern New York state in August were charged on Thursday in federal court in Syracuse with sexual exploitation of children and child pornography possession.
Couple accused of Amish sisters' kidnap charged with child sex exploitation
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2014-09-18 20:20:24 (4 days ago) 
The couple accused of kidnapping two Amish sisters in northern New York state in August were charged on Thursday in federal court in Syracuse with sexual exploitation of children and child pornography possession.
Afghan nationals training under DEA disappear
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2014-09-18 20:20:19 (4 days ago) 
The duo, part of a group of Afghan policeman taking part in a special group within the agency vanished during a weekend outing




Police Investigating Apparent Murder-Suicide in Florida Town
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-09-18 20:20:02 (4 days ago) 
The incident took place in the family's home in Gilchrist County.
Equipment, electronics stolen from band's van downtown
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2014-09-18 20:20:02 (4 days ago) 
Members of the indie rock band Mineral performed here Tuesday night; items stolen outside Flamingo Bowl 
Wavelength selection and symmetry breaking in orbital wave ripples
  Source: Top Downloaded Articles This Week: Journal of Geophysical Research - Earth Surface 2014-09-18 20:12:19 (4 days ago) 
Abstract

Sand ripples formed by waves have a uniform wavelength while at equilibrium, and develop defects while adjusting to changes in the flow. These patterns arise from the interaction of the flow with the bed topography, but the specific mechanisms have not been fully explained. We use numerical flow models and laboratory wave tank experiments to explore the origins of these patterns. The wavelength of “orbital” wave ripples (λ) is directly proportional to the oscillating flow's orbital diameter (d), with many experimental and field studies finding λ/d ≈ 0.65. We demonstrate a coupling that selects this ratio: the maximum length of the flow separation zone downstream of a ripple crest equals λ when λ/d ≈ 0.65. We show that this condition maximizes the growth rate of ripples. Ripples adjusting to changed flow conditions develop defects that break the bed's symmetry. When d is shortened sufficiently, two new incipient crests appear in every trough, but only one grows into a full-sized crest. Experiments have shown that the same side (right or left) wins in every trough. We find that this occurs because incipient secondary crests slow the flow and encourage the growth of crests on the next flank. Experiments have also shown that when d is lengthened, ripple crests become increasingly sinuous and eventually break up. We find that this occurs because crests migrate preferentially towards the nearest adjacent crest, amplifying any initial sinuosity. Our results reveal the mechanisms that form common wave ripple patterns and highlight interactions among unsteady flows, sediment transport, and bed topography.

Editorial: The Times recommends Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Reuven Carlyle and Gael Tarleton in the 36th District
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 20:12:14 (4 days ago) 
In the 36th Legislative District, voters should re-elect Democrats Jeanne Kohl-Welles, Reuven Carlyle and Gael Tarleton.
Anheuser-Busch bombshell no doubt sent chills down NFL’s spine
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 20:12:14 (4 days ago) 
What happens if those sponsors find a backbone and tell the NFL it must take more seriously the actions of its players when they beat women and children? writes syndicated columnist




Multiple shooting deaths reported in north Fla.
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 20:12:14 (4 days ago) 
Media outlets are reporting that a shooting in north Florida could involve multiple fatalities.
Scottish referendum: poll suggests nation has voted against independence
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 20:12:12 (4 days ago) 
Abbott calls for calm after terror raids
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-09-18 20:12:09 (4 days ago) 
All that is needed for an Islamic State attack to occur in Australia is a "determined individual, a knife, an iPhone and a victim", Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Friday, adding that it was feared the alleged terrorist plot foiled in Sydney would have been carried out "within days".
Fall fashion must-haves by The Wandering Wardrobe: Kristel's CLE
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-09-18 20:12:03 (4 days ago) 
The Wandering Wardrobe founder Caroline Dengel shares five of her must-have outfits for the fall season.
The Shortwave Report 09/19/14 Listen Globally!
  Source: Indybay newswire 2014-09-18 20:11:21 (4 days ago) 
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and NHK Japan.




End of era: Ellison steps aside as Oracle CEO
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-09-18 20:10:12 (4 days ago) 
Strong Senate vote for Obama on Syria rebel aid
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-09-18 20:10:12 (4 days ago) 
Assurances for Poroshenko in Washington
  Source: Boston.com / News 2014-09-18 20:10:12 (4 days ago) 
A round of applause as Petro Poroshenko enters the U.S. Congress Thursday. As he is speaking, the White House pledges $53 million in aid, most of it security-related, but no weapons. The Ukrainian President says Ukraine's fight is everyone's fight.






Sierra Leone Stocks Up for Ebola Lockdown
  Source: Boston.com / News 2014-09-18 20:10:12 (4 days ago) 
Sierra Leone's bustling markets have been busier than usual in recent days. With a nationwide, stay-at-home lockdown down about to come in to effect, the nation has been stocking up.






Gaga in Greece, Grande Combats Diva Rumors
  Source: Boston.com / News 2014-09-18 20:10:12 (4 days ago) 
Lady Gaga made a dramatic arrival to Greece. The pop star posed for fans lined up at Athens International Airport, wearing only two seashells and a transparent, fish net skirt. Gaga is scheduled to perform at Athens Olympic Stadium on Friday (September 19) as part of her international ARTPOP tour.










Tense Clashes in Quito as Riot Police Quell Protest
  Source: Boston.com / News 2014-09-18 20:10:12 (4 days ago) 
A tense night in Quito's main square. Riot police in Ecuador scuffle with anti-government demonstrators protesting new labor laws and the rising cost of transportation. The protest had started peacefully enough. Hundreds of workers and students took to the streets earlier to protest President Rafael Correa. They're say they are angry that measures proposed by his government will cut their salaries and reduce their benefits.






Armed Shi'ite Rebels Push Into Yemen's Capital
  Source: Boston.com / News 2014-09-18 20:10:12 (4 days ago) 
After weeks of fighting and protests armed Shi'ite rebels push into Yemen's capital Sanaa after clashing with the army on the outskirts of the city. Residents say Shi'ite Houthi gunmen are now advancing along a major route into the western edge of the city. At least 42 people have also been killed in clashes involving Houthi fighters in different parts of the country since Tuesday. A military source said Houthi gunmen had also attacked an army camp, but soldiers repelled the assault.






Waterlogged in Serbia
  Source: Boston.com / News 2014-09-18 20:10:12 (4 days ago) 
On patrol in Serbia. A police vehicle makes it way through the flood waters, making its way to villages and towns that have been flooded for days. In parts of the country streets have literally become rivers. Houses have been hit. At least one person has died. Rescue teams do what they can to reach those in need. The government has declared a state of emergency in three eastern municipalities. Those who have been hit say they have never seen anything like it.






Riding a Bike "Side-Saddle"
  Source: Boston.com / News 2014-09-18 20:10:12 (4 days ago) 
At first glance, this biker in Paris looks like anyone else, going out for a spin near the Eiffel Tower. But if you look closely, you'll see this isn't an ordinary biker or an ordinary bike. It's a new invention - a bike that you sit on sideways. Its creator, Michael Killian of Ireland, says riding it is kind of like balancing on a snowboard.






Obama Hosts Ukraine's President at White House
  Source: Boston.com / News 2014-09-18 20:10:12 (4 days ago) 
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama, in a meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko at the White House on Thursday (September 18), said the United States










British Journalist John Cantlie Shown in Islamic State Video
  Source: Boston.com / News 2014-09-18 20:10:12 (4 days ago) 
Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Thursday that they said shows British journalist John Cantlie in captivity. In the video, Cantlie says he will soon reveal "facts" about the group to counter its portrayal in Western media. The Islamic State, which controls territory in Syria and Iraq, has already beheaded two American journalists and one British aid worker in recent weeks in what it said was reprisal for U.S. air strikes against it in Iraq.






Archbishop of Canterbury: 'I Doubt'
  Source: Boston.com / News 2014-09-18 20:10:12 (4 days ago) 
In an interview with BBC Bristol presenter Lucy Tegg, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, admits he sometimes has doubts about God.






HGTV's Dream Home 2015 Location Reveal - Martha's Vineyard
  Source: Boston.com / News 2014-09-18 20:10:12 (4 days ago) 
The location of HGTV Dream Home 2015 is revealed: Martha's Vineyard, MA.






New Dog Comforts Victims in Suffolk DA’s Office
  Source: Boston.com / News 2014-09-18 20:10:12 (4 days ago) 
Indy, a golden retriever and golden lab mix, will be the first service canine working in a prosecutor’s office in New England, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley announced Thursday.






How real is The Riot Club?
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-09-18 20:10:10 (4 days ago) 
How real is the Riot Club?




Just what exactly is Freudian?
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-09-18 20:10:10 (4 days ago) 
Just what exactly does the term Freudian mean?
Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-09-18 20:10:10 (4 days ago) 
A three-day curfew imposed by Sierra Leone to try to stop the spread of Ebola comes into effect, but critics say it will achieve little.
Call for more local council powers
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-09-18 20:10:10 (4 days ago) 
Councils in England are calling for an urgent meeting of a constitutional convention to consider the wider impact of the Scottish referendum.
Obama hails Congress vote on Syria
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-09-18 20:10:10 (4 days ago) 
President Obama says Congress's backing for his $500m plan to aid moderate Syrian rebels shows the world the US is united against Islamic State.
SCTA urged to curb high accommodation prices
  Source: ArabNews 2014-09-18 20:10:05 (4 days ago) 
Fri, 2014-09-19 01:48

Visitors to the holy city of Madinah have expressed anger over the skyrocketing prices of hotels and furnished apartments, especially in the area immediately surrounding the Prophet’s Mosque, and...





Pupils surprise security officers with gifts
  Source: ArabNews 2014-09-18 20:10:05 (4 days ago) 
Thu, 2014-09-18 22:00

High school students in Al-Yamama celebrated the National Day by honoring security personnel and surprised them with gifts in their work place.
Although, the National Day is still four days...

Two students deface teacher’s car
  Source: ArabNews 2014-09-18 20:10:05 (4 days ago) 
Fri, 2014-09-19 01:49

Two students who had a dispute with a teacher have been found guilty of defacing his new car by splashing paint on its right side.
The teacher filed a complaint at Nira police station in Al-...

Untrained female staff irk customers
  Source: ArabNews 2014-09-18 20:10:05 (4 days ago) 
Fri, 2014-09-19 01:49

Several customers have complained that the newly appointed female work force, which was hired in a bid to reduce dependency on expat male employees and to check a soaring 34 percent unemployment...

Saudi alleges university favors expats
  Source: ArabNews 2014-09-18 20:10:05 (4 days ago) 
Thu, 2014-09-18 22:00

A Saudi student here claims that her former university favors expatriates as lecturers in its Arabic department.
The female graduate of the university, about 190 km northwest of Riyadh, said...

Teacher ‘whips student, breaks finger’
  Source: ArabNews 2014-09-18 20:10:05 (4 days ago) 
Fri, 2014-09-19 01:50

A teacher at a school in Khamis Mushayt has been accused of beating a 10-year-old elementary school student with his headband, breaking one of his fingers and bruising his back.
According to...





Bangladeshi workers burn to death
  Source: ArabNews 2014-09-18 20:10:05 (4 days ago) 
Thu, 2014-09-18 22:00

Two Bangladeshi workers were killed in a fire that engulfed a factory in the Sulay district in the capital, said M. Mizanur Rahman, a spokesman at the Bangladesh Embassy.
The massive fire,...

Wife, lover to die for husband’s murder
  Source: ArabNews 2014-09-18 20:10:05 (4 days ago) 
Thu, 2014-09-18 22:00

A court in Riyadh has sentenced two Syrians to death for murdering a Saudi citizen in the outskirts of Riyadh last year, local media said.
The Syrian woman had reportedly agreed with her...

Bodies of two expats found in flood-hit areas
  Source: ArabNews 2014-09-18 20:10:05 (4 days ago) 
Thu, 2014-09-18 23:50

The Civil Defense has recovered the bodies of two expatriates swept away by floods in two separate incidents in the country.
The body of a Pakistani expatriate was discovered on Wednesday...

‘Deeper Saudi-US ties can counter Mideast volatility’
  Source: ArabNews 2014-09-18 20:10:05 (4 days ago) 
Fri, 2014-09-19 01:50

A senior American diplomat has called for a deepening of ties between Saudi Arabia and the United States to counter the continuing volatility in the Middle East, and for further mutual economic...

Home of golf to admit women members
  Source: The Australian | News 2014-09-18 20:02:56 (4 days ago) 
THE Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in Scotland has voted to allow women members for the first time in its 260-year history.




Apple revamps data security
  Source: The Australian | News 2014-09-18 20:02:56 (4 days ago) 
JUST as Australians finally get their hands on iPhone 6 models, Apple is rolling out new privacy protections that will stop even the police accessing users’ data.
Apple's "Warrant Canary" Has Died
  Source: Slashdot 2014-09-18 20:02:50 (4 days ago) 
HughPickens.com writes When Apple published its first Transparency Report on government activity in late 2013, the document contained an important footnote that stated: "Apple has never received an order under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act. We would expect to challenge such an order if served on us." Now Jeff John Roberts writes at Gigaom that Apple's warrant canary has disappeared. A review of the company's last two Transparency Reports, covering the second half of 2013 and the first six months of 2014, shows that the "canary" language is no longer there suggesting that Apple is now part of FISA or PRISM proceedings. Warrant canaries are a tool used by companies and publishers to signify to their users that, so far, they have not been subject to a given type of law enforcement request such as a secret subpoena. If the canary disappears, then it is likely the situation has changed — and the company has been subject to such request. This may also give some insight into Apple's recent decision to rework its latest encryption in a way that makes it almost impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police.

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CalPERS gets $88 million in Citi settlement
  Source: SacBee -- News 2014-09-18 20:02:47 (4 days ago) 
CalPERS said Thursday it has collected $88 million from a previously-announced settlement with Citigroup Inc. over toxic mortgage securities.
Assembly candidates weigh in on BOE headquarters
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-09-18 20:02:46 (4 days ago) 
Come January, either Kevin McCarty or Steve Cohn will represent California’s 7th Assembly District, which includes the state’s defective Board of Equalization headquarters in downtown Sacramento.
Twitter’s CEO Will Respond To Whether He’s High Once He Finishes These Doritos
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-09-18 20:02:45 (4 days ago) 
submitted by TheTriggerOfSol to nottheonion
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What is the most private thing you're willing to admit on Reddit without creating a throwaway account?
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-09-18 20:02:45 (4 days ago) 
submitted by cellocaster to AskReddit
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Clinton Shifts to Domestic Issues, With a Focus on Women
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2014-09-18 20:02:11 (4 days ago) 
Democrats have said the ability to mobilize women, particularly those struggling with minimum wage jobs, could determine whether the party holds the Senate
Art Review: ‘Assyria to Iberia,’ at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2014-09-18 20:02:11 (4 days ago) 
“Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age,” at the Met, is a display of imperial might, and a roll call of states and kingdoms gone.
Under Premier’s Plan, Iraq’s Fight Against ISIS May Fall to Its Provinces
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2014-09-18 20:02:11 (4 days ago) 
Separate plans promoted by the Iraqi government and by a provincial leader stem from the same conviction: that insurgents are best fought with homegrown troops.
‘Happy in Tehran’ Dancers Are Given Suspended Sentences
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2014-09-18 20:02:11 (4 days ago) 
Though the punishments — lashings and six-month prison terms — were suspended, they could be carried out if any of the six defendants commit further actions deemed illegal in Iran.










Tropical Storm POLO Graphics
  Source: National Hurricane Center (East Pacific) 2014-09-18 20:01:59 (4 days ago) 

5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:56:23 GMT


Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:06:27 GMT
Summary for Tropical Storm POLO (EP2/EP172014)
  Source: National Hurricane Center (East Pacific) 2014-09-18 20:01:59 (4 days ago) 
...POLO CONTINUES MOVING SLOWLY NORTHWESTWARD OFF THE SOUTHWEST COAST OF MEXICO... As of 5:00 PM PDT Thu Sep 18 the center of POLO was located near 18.0, -106.1 with movement NW at 8 mph. The minimum central pressure was 981 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 70 mph.
Sheriff's Deputy Missing as Texas Capital Flooded
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-09-18 20:01:57 (4 days ago) 
Scores of officers will resume searching Friday morning for the seven-year veteran of the Travis County Sheriff's Office.






Mutual Funds Weekly: ETFs take center stage at Morningstar conference
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2014-09-18 20:01:55 (4 days ago) 
Exchange-traded funds have captured the minds and wallets of investors, but the industry now is looking to meet investors’ changing needs.
Scottish referendum: all over bar the smiling
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 20:01:33 (4 days ago) 




Papa Roach Frontman: I Kissed My Uncle and He Gave Me Herpes
  Source: Gawker 2014-09-18 20:01:30 (4 days ago) 

Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix told Hit the Floor magazine a bunch of his "firsts": his first pet (Banooch, who ran out into the road and was hit by a car and died), when he first felt his band had "made it," and most importantly, his first kiss.

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FBI Seeks Missing Child Billy Hanson
  Source: Current 2014-09-18 20:00:35 (4 days ago) 
— Seattle
Dancers claim Cher fired them for reporting sex assault
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2014-09-18 20:00:34 (4 days ago) 
U.S. Senate approves bill to arm moderate Syrian rebels
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2014-09-18 20:00:23 (4 days ago) 
The U.S. Senate approved President Barack Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State militants on Thursday, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the radical group.
Multiple victims, including children, reported in rural North Florida shooting
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2014-09-18 20:00:23 (4 days ago) 
A shooting involving multiple victims, including children, was being investigated by police in the north Florida town of Bell on Thursday evening, according to local media reports.




U.S. Senate approves bill to arm moderate Syrian rebels
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2014-09-18 20:00:22 (4 days ago) 
The U.S. Senate approved President Barack Obama's plan for training and arming moderate Syrian rebels to battle Islamic State militants on Thursday, a major part of his military campaign to "degrade and destroy" the radical group.
Multiple victims, including children, reported in rural North Florida shooting
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2014-09-18 20:00:22 (4 days ago) 
A shooting involving multiple victims, including children, was being investigated by police in the north Florida town of Bell on Thursday evening, according to local media reports.
Largest U.S. police agency takes steps to police itself
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2014-09-18 20:00:16 (4 days ago) 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announces new steps as it reveals its agents have been arrested nearly 2,500 times in less than a decade
Record number of sockeye salmon survive spawning odyssey
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2014-09-18 20:00:16 (4 days ago) 
More endangered sockeye salmon have made the 900-mile journey from the Pacific Ocean to central Idaho's high-elevation Redfish Lake this fall than in any previous year going back nearly six decades
VIDEO: Life in an iconic US resort town
  Source: BBC News | World | Americas | UK Edition 2014-09-18 20:00:11 (4 days ago) 
Is the American Dream alive in Palm Springs?




Obama praises 'excellent' Poroshenko
  Source: BBC News | World | Americas | UK Edition 2014-09-18 20:00:11 (4 days ago) 
President Barack Obama has given his support to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, describing himself as a "strong friend" to the leader.
Obama hails Congress vote on Syria
  Source: BBC News | World | Americas | UK Edition 2014-09-18 20:00:11 (4 days ago) 
President Obama says Congress's backing for his $500m plan to aid moderate Syrian rebels shows the world the US is united against Islamic State.
Suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush put on FBI wanted list
  Source: baltimoresun.com - news 2014-09-18 20:00:10 (4 days ago) 
The FBI on Thursday added the name of the suspect in last week's ambush of two Pennsylvania troopers to its list of the 10 most wanted fugitives, almost a week after a manhunt began for the person who killed one officer and wounded another.






Giant MQ-4C Triton surveillance drone flies across the United States
  Source: Ars Technica 2014-09-18 20:00:07 (4 days ago) 
Kelly Schindler/US Navy

This morning, a giant Navy surveillance drone landed at Patuxent River base in Maryland after flying over the Gulf of Mexico and the American southwest from an airfield owned by Northrup Grumman in Palmdale, CA. The test flight represented the first cross-country flight for the MQ-4C Triton drone after 15 previous test flights.

The drone flew 3,290 nautical miles over 11 hours, a Navy press release said. “Operators navigated the aircraft up the Atlantic Coast and Chesapeake Bay at altitudes in excess of 50,000 feet to ensure there were no conflicts with civilian air traffic,” the release noted.

The drone is just the first piece in what the Navy calls Broad Area Maritime Surveillance, or BAMS. The MQ-4C Triton will be used to keep tabs on a wide area using “radar, infrared sensors and advanced cameras to provide full-motion video and photographs to the military,” according to the Washington Post. Eventually, a network of these drones could be deployed to fly around the world and provide 24-hour, 7-day a week coverage of a given area.

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Watch: President Obama Announces Plan to Train Opposition in Syria
  Source: ABC News: International 2014-09-18 20:00:02 (4 days ago) 
The new effort will provide training and equipment to help opposition take on the terror group within Syria.




Perturbation electric fields and disturbance currents investigated during the 25 September 1998 great storm
  Source: Top Downloaded Articles This Week: Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics 2014-09-18 19:52:29 (4 days ago) 
Abstract

This study investigates the ionosphere's response to the 25 September 1998 great storm, and utilizes multi-instrument observations covering the Australian (140°E; geographic) and Indian (75°E) longitude sectors. Results show the domination of eastward (westward) electrojet at 140°E (75°E). Its causative net eastward (westward) perturbation electric (E) field drove the forward (reverse) plasma fountain, caused the presence (absence) of the Equatorial Ionization Anomaly (EIA). These strong longitudinal differences were due to a combination of various LT dependent, E-field driven and competing mechanisms. Perturbation E-fields are identified as prompt penetration E-field (PPEF) and disturbance dynamo E-field (DDEF). Due to the later (earlier) local time at 140°E (75°E), the under-shielding PPEF was eastward (westward) directed early in the main phase. A series of periodic sub-storms occurred during the recovery phase. The sub-storm related eastward PPEFs became overpowered by westward DDEFs over India, but remained dominant in the Australian sector. Thus, eastward PPEFs (westward DDEFs) dominated at 140°E (75°E). At 140°E these eastward PPEFs exhibited a strong positive correlation with the variations of both the cross polar cap potential drop and the asymmetric ring current, significantly increased the net equatorial upward E × B drift and thus caused EIA development with plasma bubbles scintillating GPS signals. Based on the strong and independent correlation of these asymmetric ring current events with both the EIA development and the scintillation activity, we propose that the ASY-H index could provide a natural tool for modeling EIA development and scintillation episodes during severe storms characterized by periodic sub-storm-related eastward PPEFs.

Large-Amplitude Electric Fields Associated with Bursty Bulk Flow Braking in the Earth's Plasma Sheet
  Source: Top Downloaded Articles This Week: Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics 2014-09-18 19:52:29 (4 days ago) 
Abstract

We report observations of large-amplitude (>50 mV/m) electric fields primarily associated with bursty bulk flow events. These electric fields reach ~500 mV/m, which are some of the largest electric fields (E) observed in the magnetotail. E not only has a larger than expected component perpendicular to the magnetic field, but often has an intense parallel component. High-time resolution waveforms reveal nonlinear structures such as electron phase-space holes and double layers, which suggest strong field-aligned currents or electron beams. Further examination shows that these large-amplitude electric fields are almost always accompanied by enhanced magnetic field fluctuations. The electric fields are enhanced both above and below the ion cyclotron frequency, whereas the magnetic field fluctuations (δB) are mostly below the ion cyclotron frequency. Analysis of the wave spectra and the Poynting flux suggest that shear Alfvén waves are participating in these events. The Alfvén waves are revealed through the |δE|/|δB| ratio and strong field-aligned Poynting flux, sometimes reaching nearly 1 mW/m2. This value, when mapped to the low-altitude auroral region, exceeds 1 W/m2, which is an extreme value for that region. This Alfvénic activity is accompanied by evidence of compressional modes. These observations support a hypothesis whereby intense currents or electron beams, generated by kinetic Alfvénic waves that result from a turbulent cascade in BBF braking region, may be an energy source for large-amplitude electric fields. The large-amplitude electric fields may act as a dissipation mechanism and relax the highly tangled magnetic fields that result from the turbulence. Furthermore, these observations offer strong support that Alfvénic Poynting flux from the BBF braking region can be the energy source for Alfvénic aurora.

Multiple shooting deaths reported in north Fla.
  Source: The Seattle Times: Nation & World 2014-09-18 19:52:19 (4 days ago) 
Media outlets are reporting that a shooting in north Florida could involve multiple fatalities.
SAP will buy Concur Technologies for $7.36 billion
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 19:52:18 (4 days ago) 
German business software maker SAP said it will buy travel and expense management software company Concur Technologies for $129 per share, or about $7.36 billion.
Lorenzo Romar on Robert Upshaw, Ray Rice and starting Sept. 25
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 19:52:18 (4 days ago) 
Had a chance to talk to Lorenzo Romar about several topics, including Robert Upshaw.




Ig Nobels: British researchers take coveted science humour prize
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 19:52:16 (4 days ago) 
Scottish referendum: all over bar the smiling
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 19:52:15 (4 days ago) 
U2's album giveaway a 'punk rock thing'
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-09-18 19:52:10 (4 days ago) 
U2 is defending its album giveaway with Apple, saying 38 million people have listened to "Songs of Innocence". 
Family fundraises for Savannah's surgery
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-09-18 19:52:10 (4 days ago) 
Three year-old Savannah Clark already has a goal she is determined to achieve.
Dan Walters: Bill would expand courts’ authority over local government districts
  Source: SacBee -- Politics 2014-09-18 19:52:05 (4 days ago) 
Legislation to expand California’s voting rights law would empower judges to draw district lines.




Assembly candidates weigh in on BOE headquarters
  Source: SacBee -- Politics 2014-09-18 19:52:05 (4 days ago) 
Come January, either Kevin McCarty or Steve Cohn will represent California’s 7th Assembly District, which includes the state’s defective Board of Equalization headquarters in downtown Sacramento.
Pa. suspect had history with guns, mistrust of police
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2014-09-18 19:51:26 (4 days ago) 
Eric Frein's neighbors described him as eccentric, while his sister defended him online
Sears store at Bayshore will close at end of the year
  Source: JS Online 2014-09-18 19:51:22 (4 days ago) 
Bayshore Town Center’s Sears department store will close at year’s end, opening up an opportunity for Bayshore’s owner to redevelop that lagging end of the mall.
Quantum Energy (link) [vtolled]
  Source: Halfbakery: recent ideas 2014-09-18 19:51:17 (4 days ago) 
Walmart finds a new way to exploit workers with a new dress code
  Source: Daily Kos 2014-09-18 19:50:23 (4 days ago) 
Walmart may have stirred up a little more publicity than it expected when it changed its "dress code" for employees recently. The low-paid workers are not happy that they'll be expected to buy the new clothes they're required to wear to work, and they've been making themselves heard. But wait. Federal law says that employers have to provide workers with required uniforms, right? Bryce Covert explains how Walmart is getting away with making workers pay:
But, under the language used by the company, the new clothes aren’t “uniforms.” Instead, they’re part of a new “dress code.”

As Reuel Schiller, a law professor at UC Hastings, told NPR’s Marketplace, “There’s a legal difference between a uniform and a dress code.” Walmart skirts the regulation about uniforms and is able to pass the cost on to workers by calling it a dress code rather than a uniform. It also gets around it by making employees buy clothes that they could conceivably wear elsewhere, not ones branded with a logo, for which it would otherwise be legally required to pay.

Although, if workers don't already have the required clothes, Walmart has helpfully marked the tags on items that pass muster in case workers want to buy those clothes from Walmart. Isn't that thoughtful? Worker group OUR Walmart estimates that the company stands to make $51 million or more in sales to workers buying the new not-quite-uniforms.

Walmart will also be supplying workers with a vest they're required to wear—a vest that, for all the company's big talk about American-made products, is currently being made in Jordan. They promise that soon, the vests will be made in the U.S., but:

Michelle Gloeckler, executive vice president of consumables and U.S. manufacturing at Wal-Mart, confirmed the vests were made in Jordan, explaining the retailer made this decision because it couldn't find a supplier in the U.S. to churn out 1.4 million vests under such a quick time crunch.

"The sheer number of vests that we ordered for our associates is the reason that we utilized a current apparel supplier in that location," she said. "Our intent is to replenish the vests as needed through a U.S. supplier."

What was so urgent about putting workers in new clothes that they couldn't wait long enough to get 1.4 million vests made here? And if it was hard for Walmart, with its massive profits, to get vests quickly enough, think about the strain for its workers, many of who are forced by their low wages and part-time hours to rely on food stamps and Medicaid, and are now required to quickly come up with the money to buy new work outfits.




WBZ AccuWeather Evening Forecast For Sept. 18
  Source: Boston.com / News 2014-09-18 19:50:09 (4 days ago) 
;Eric Fisher has your latest weather forecast.






Beatles' Eleanor Rigby made from £1m
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-09-18 19:50:07 (4 days ago) 
A sculpture of The Beatles' song character Eleanor Rigby made from £1m of used bank notes is to go on show at the Museum of Liverpool.
University approves £150,000 chairs
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-09-18 19:50:07 (4 days ago) 
Plymouth University agrees to spend £150,000 on seven chairs for graduation ceremonies.
Quiz of the week's news
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-09-18 19:50:07 (4 days ago) 
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.
MP Hancock resigns from Lib Dems
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-09-18 19:50:07 (4 days ago) 
Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock, who had faced allegations he sexually assaulted a constituent, resigns from the party.




New lawsuit filed in dispute in Kansas Senate race
  Source: AP Top Political News 2014-09-18 19:50:04 (4 days ago) 
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- A registered Democratic voter has filed a new petition with the Kansas Supreme Court asking it to force the party to name a new nominee for the U.S. Senate....
New Marijuana PSA Mocks Maureen Dowd’s Pot Freakout
  Source: AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed 2014-09-18 19:50:03 (4 days ago) 
"Don't let a candy bar ruin your vacation."

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd traveled to Colorado for some marijuana tourism this June. Then she penned a panicked writeup describing a petrifying psychological breakdown that kept her trapped inside her hotel room after munching too much of a pot-laced candy bar.

In the column, she describes herself lying there in a “hallucinatory state” for eight hours and agonizes over the fact that Colorado is "unleashing a drug as potent as marijuana on a horde of tourists of all ages and tolerance levels seeking a mellow buzz.” She claims she wasn’t warned not to eat as much of the candy bar as she did (though Matt Brown, who took Dowd on a four-hour, behind-the-scenes tour of a cannabis factory prior to her edibles experience, claims to have given her plenty of warning).

Like Reefer Madness, the 1936 anti-pot propaganda film-turned-cult classic, Dowd's freakout over the experience was so full of hyperbole and panic that it was funny. Twitter users and Times commenters alike took merciless cracks at her over-the-top lament, berating her for not doing her research before trying a drug for the first time.

“Oh, goodness. You went all the way to Colorado to try pot and didn't do your homework on how to consume your pot candy? Wow!” wrote one Times commenter.

This week the Marijuana Policy Project launched a public service announcement that takes its own jab at Dowd, as part of an educational “Consume Responsibly” campaign aimed at teaching tourists how to consume edibles safely. In a statement, Mason Tvert, director of communications for MPP said, “Like most Americans, Ms. Dowd has probably seen countless silly anti-marijuana ads on TV, but she has never seen one that highlights the need to ‘start low and go slow’ when choosing to consume marijuana edibles.”

 

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How We Can Rescue a World That's Going Up in Flames
  Source: AlterNet.org Main RSS Feed 2014-09-18 19:50:03 (4 days ago) 
Personal changes aren't enough; only great movements and collective action can save us now.

This story originally appeared at TomDispatch.com.

There have undoubtedly been stable periods in human history, but you and your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents never lived through one, and neither will any children or grandchildren you may have or come to have. Everything has been changing continuously, profoundly, from the role of women to the nature of agriculture. For the past couple of hundred years, change has been accelerating in both magnificent and nightmarish ways.

Yet when we argue for change, notably changing our ways in response to climate change, we’re arguing against people who claim we’re disrupting a stable system. They insist that we’re rocking the boat unnecessarily.

I say: rock that boat. It’s a lifeboat; maybe the people in it will wake up and start rowing. Those who think they’re hanging onto a stable order are actually clinging to the wreckage of the old order, a ship already sinking, that we need to leave behind.

As you probably know, the actual oceans are rising—almost eight inches since 1880, and that’s only going to accelerate. They’re also acidifying, because they’re absorbing significant amounts of the carbon we continue to pump into the atmosphere at record levels. The ice that covers the polar seas is shrinking, while the ice shields that cover Antarctica and Greenland are melting. The water locked up in all the polar ice, as it’s unlocked by heat, is going to raise sea levels staggeringly, possibly by as much as 200 feet at some point in the future, how distant we do not know. In the temperate latitudes, warming seas breed fiercer hurricanes. The oceans are changing fast, and for the worse. Fish stocks are dying off, as are shellfish. In many acidified oceanic regions, their shells are actually dissolving or failing to form, which is one of the scariest, most nightmarish things I’ve ever heard. 

So don’t tell me that we’re rocking a stable boat on calm seas. The glorious 10,000-year period of stable climate in which humanity flourished and then exploded to overrun the Earth and all its ecosystems is over.

But responding to these current cataclysmic changes means taking on people who believe, or at least assert, that those of us who want to react and act are gratuitously disrupting a stable system that’s working fine. It isn’t stable. It is working fine—in the short term and the most limited sense—for oil companies and the people who profit from them and for some of us in the particularly cushy parts of the world who haven’t been impacted yet by weather events like, say, the recent torrential floods in Japan or southern Nevada and Arizona, or the monsoon versions of the same that have devastated parts of India and Pakistan, or the drought that has mummified my beloved California, or the wildfires of Australia.

The problem, of course, is that the people who most benefit from the current arrangements have effectively purchased a lot of politicians, and that a great many of the rest of them are either hopelessly dim or amazingly timid. Most of the Democrats recognize the reality of climate change but not the urgency of doing something about it. Many of the Republicans used to—John McCain has done an amazing about-face from being a sane voice on climate to a shrill denier—and they present a horrific obstacle to any international treaties.

Put it this way: in one country, one party holding 45 out of 100 seats in one legislative house, while serving a minority of the very rich, can basically block what quite a lot of the other seven billion people on Earth want and need, because a two-thirds majority in the Senate must consent to any international treaty the U.S. signs. Which is not to say much for the president, whose drill-baby-drill administration only looks good compared to the petroleum servants he faces, when he bothers to face them and isn’t just one of them. History will despise them all and much of the world does now, but as my mother would have said, they know which side their bread is buttered on.

As it happens, the butter is melting and the bread is getting more expensive. Global grain production is already down several percent thanks to climate change, says a terrifying new United Nations report. Declining crops cause food shortages and rising food prices, creating hunger and even famine for the poorest on Earth, and also sometimes cause massive unrest. Rising bread prices were one factor that helped spark the Arab Spring in 2011. Anyone who argues that doing something about global warming will be too expensive is dodging just how expensive unmitigated climate change is already proving to be.

It’s only a question of whether the very wealthy or the very poor will pay. Putting it that way, however, devalues all the nonmonetary things at stake, from the survival of myriad species to our confidence in the future. And yes, climate change is here, now. We’ve already lost a lot and we’re going to lose more, but there’s a difference between terrible and apocalyptic. We still have some control over how extreme it gets. That’s not a great choice, but it’s the choice we have. There’s still a window open for action, but it’s closing. As Michel Jarraud, the Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Society, put it recently, "We are running out of time." 

New and Renewable Energies

The future is not yet written. Look at the world we’re in at this very moment. The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline was supposed to be built years ago, but activists catalyzed by the rural and indigenous communities across whose land it would go have stopped it so far, and made what was supposed to be a done deal a contentious issue. Activists changed the outcome.

Fracking has been challenged on the state level, and banned in townships and counties from upstate New York to central California. (It has also been banned in two Canadian provinces, France, and Bulgaria.) The fossil-fuel divestment movement has achieved a number of remarkable victories in its few years of existence and more are on the way. The actual divestments and commitments to divest fossil fuel stocks by various institutions ranging from the city of Seattle to the British Medical Association are striking. But the real power of the movement lies in the way it has called into question the wisdom of investing in fossil fuel corporations. Even mainstream voices like the British Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee and publications like Forbes are now beginning to question whether they are safe places to put money. That’s a sea change.

Renewable energy has become more efficient, technologically sophisticated, and cheaper—the price of solar power in relation to the energy it generates has plummeted astonishingly over the past three decades and wind technology keeps getting better. While Americans overall are not yet curtailing their fossil-fuel habits, many individuals and communities are choosing other options, and those options are becoming increasingly viable. A Stanford University scientist has proposed a plan to allow each of the 50 states to run on 100% renewable energy by 2050.

Since, according to the latest report of the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, fossil fuel reserves still in the ground are “at least four times larger than could safely be burned if global warming is to be kept to a tolerable level,” it couldn’t be more important to reach global agreements to do things differently on a planetary scale. Notably, most of those carbon reserves must be left untapped and the modest steps already taken locally and ad hoc show that such changes are indeed possible and that an encouraging number of us want to pursue them.

We can do it. And we is the key word here. The world is not going to be saved by individual acts of virtue; if it is to be saved it will by collective acts of social and political change. That’s why I’m marching this Sunday with tens or maybe hundreds of thousands of others in New York City—to pressure the United Nations as it meets to address climate change. That’s why people who care about the future state of our planet will also be marching and demonstrating in New Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Berlin, Melbourne, Kathmandu, Dublin, Manila, Seoul, Mumbai, Istanbul, and so many smaller places.

Mass movements work. Unarmed citizens have changed the course of history countless times in the modern era. When we come together as civil society, we have the capacity to transform policies, change old ways of doing things, and sometimes even topple regimes. And it is about governments. Like it or not, the global treaties, compacts, and agreements we need can only be made by governments, and governments will make those agreements when the pressure to do so is greater than the pressure not to. We can and must be that pressure.

The Long View from One Window

I lived in the same apartment for 25 years, moving into a poor but thriving black community in 1981 and out of the far more affluent, paler, and less neighborly place it had become in 2006. A lot of people moved in and out in that period, many of them staying only a year or two. Those transients always seemed to believe that the neighborhood they were passing through was a stable one. You had to be slower than change and stick around to see it. I saw it and it helped me learn how to take a historical view of things.

It’s crazy that anyone speaks as if our world is not undergoing rapid change, when the view from the window called history shows nothing but transformation, both incremental and dramatic. Exactly 25 years ago this month, Eastern Europe was astir. Remember that back then there was still a Soviet bloc, and a Soviet Union, and an Iron Curtain, and a Berlin Wall, and a Cold War. Most people thought those were permanent fixtures, but in the summer of 1989, Hungary decided to let East Germans (who were permitted to travel freely to that communist country) stream over to the West.

Thousands of people, tired of life in the totalitarian east, fled. Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary, as well as East Germany, were already electrified by a resurgent civil society and activist communities that had dared to organize in the face of repression. At the time, politicians and pundits in the West were making careers out of explaining, among so many other things, why German reunification wasn’t going to happen in anyone’s lifetime. And they probably would have been proven right if people had stayed home and done nothing, if they hadn't begun to hope and acted on that hope.

The bureaucrats on both sides of the Berlin Wall were still talking about the possibility of demilitarizing it when citizens showed up en masse and the guards began abandoning their posts. On that epochal night of November 9, 1989, the people made whole what had been broken. The lesson: showing up is half the battle.

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had been so unnerved by developments in the Soviet Union’s Eastern European holdings that she went to Moscow, two months before the fall of the wall, to implore Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to prevent any such thing. That was early September 1989. “No dramatic change in the situation in Czechoslovakia can be expected,” predicted a Czech official two months before a glorious popular uprising, remembered as the Velvet Revolution, erupted and abolished the government in which he was an official.

There are three things to note about those changes in 1989. First, most people in power dismissed the possibility that such extraordinary change could happen or deplored what it might bring. They were comfortable enough with things as they were, even though the status quo was several kinds of scary and awful. In other words, the status quo likes the status quo and dislikes change. Second, everything changed despite them, thanks to grassroots organizing and civil society, forces that, we are now regularly assured, are pointless and irrelevant. Third, the world that existed then has been largely swept away: the Soviet Union, the global alignments of that time, the idea of a binary world of communism and capitalism, and the policies that had kept us on the brink of nuclear annihilation for decades. We live in a very different world now (though nuclear weapons are still a terrible problem). Things do change.

Maybe, in fact, there’s a fourth point to note as well. That, important as they were, the front-page stories about the liberation of Eastern Europe weren’t what mattered most all those years ago. After all, hidden away deep inside the New York Times that autumn, you can find a dozen or so articles about global warming, as the newly recognized phenomenon was then called. And small as they were, anyone reading them now can see that so long ago the essential problem and peril to our world was already clear.

The thought of what might have been accomplished, had a people’s movement arisen then to face global warming, could break your heart. That, after all, was still a time when the Earth’s atmosphere held just above 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide, the maximum safe level for a sustainable survivable planet, not the 400 parts per million of the present moment (“142% of the pre-industrial era” level of carbon, the World Meteorological Organization notes). In other words, we’ve been steadily filling the atmosphere with greenhouse gases and so imperiling the planet and humanity since we knew what we were doing.

The Great Smog and the Big Wind

In that fall a quarter of a century ago, the world changed profoundly right before our eyes. Then we settled back into the short-term, ahistorical view that things are really pretty stable, that ordinary people have no power, and that the world can’t be changed. With that in mind, it’s worth looking at Germany today. Maybe because Germans know better than us that things can change for the worse or the better fast, that the world is not a stable and settled place, and that we do shape it, they have been willing to change.

At one point last spring, cold, cloudy Germany managed to get almost 75% of its electricity from renewable sources. Cold, gray, oil-rich Scotland is on track to achieve 100% renewable electrical generation by 2020 and has already hit the 40% mark. Spain now generates about half its electricity through clean and renewable sources. Other European countries have similar accomplishments. In fact, many of the changes that we in the United States will be marching for this Sunday have already begun happening, sometimes on a significant scale, elsewhere.

To remember how radical this new Europe is, recall that most of these places were burning coal not just in power plants or factories but in homes, too, not so many decades ago. Everyone deplores the horrific air of Beijing and other Chinese cities now, but few remember that many European cities were similarly foul with smoke and smog from the industrial revolution into the postwar era. In December 1952, for instance, the “Great Smog” of London reduced daytime visibility to a few yards and killed about 4,000 people in three days.

A decade before that, in response to the war Germany started, North Americans radically reduced their use of private vehicles and gasoline and planted more than 20 million victory gardens, producing vast quantities of food by non-industrial means. We have done that; we could (and must) do it again.

At least, we don’t burn coal in our homes any more, and in the U.S. we’ve retired 178 coal-fired power plants, phasing out many more, and prevented many new ones from being built. The renewable energy sources that were, people insisted, too minor or unreliable or expensive or new are now beginning to work well, and the price to produce energy in such a fashion is dropping rapidly. UBS, the European investment giant, recently counseled that power plants and centralized power generation are no longer good investments, since decentralized renewables are likely to replace them.

Of course, Germany and Britain are still burning coal, and Poland remains a giant coal mine. Europe is not a perfect renewable energy paradise, just a part of the world that demonstrates the viability of changing how we produce and consume energy. We are already changing, even if not fast enough, not by a long shot, at least not yet. The same goes for divesting from fossil-fuel investments, even though dozens of universities, cities, religious institutions, and foundations have already committed to doing so, and some have by now actually purged their portfolios. The excuse that change is impossible is no longer available, because many places and entities have already changed.

Last Glimmers

If you want to know how potentially powerful you are, ask your enemies. The misogynists who attack feminism and try to intimidate feminists into silence only demonstrate in a roundabout way that feminism really is changing the world; they are the furious backlash and so the proof that something meaningful is at stake. The climate movement is similarly upsetting a lot of powerful people and institutions; to grasp that, you just have to look at the tsunamis of money spent opposing specific measures and misinforming the public. The carbon barons are demonstrating that we could change the world and that they don’t want us to.

We are powerful and need to become more so in the next year as a major conference in Paris approaches in December 2015 where the climate agreements we need could be hammered out. Or not. This is, after all, a sequel to the Copenhagen conference of 2009, where representatives of many smaller and more vulnerable nations, as well as citizens’ groups, were eager for a treaty that took on climate change in significant ways, only to have their hopes crushed by the recalcitrant governments of the United States and China.

Right now, we are in a churning sea of change, of climate change, of subtle changes in everyday life, of powerful efforts by elites to serve themselves and damn the rest of us, and of increasingly powerful activist and social-movement campaigns to make a world that benefits more beings, human and otherwise, in the longer term. Every choice you make aligns you with one set of these forces or another. That includes doing nothing, which means aligning yourself with the worst of the status quo dragging us down in that ocean of carbon and consumption.

To make personal changes is to do too little. Only great movements, only collective action can save us now. Only is a scary word, but when the ship is sinking, it can be an encouraging one as well. It can hold out hope. The world has changed again and again in ways that, until they happened, would have been considered improbable by just about everyone on the planet. It is changing now and the direction is up to us.

There will be another story to be told about what we did a quarter century after civil society toppled the East Bloc regimes, what we did in the pivotal years of 2014 and 2015. All we know now is that it is not yet written, and that we who live at this very moment have the power to write it with our lives and acts.

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World Population Could Hit 12.3 Billion by 2100
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-09-18 19:42:55 (4 days ago) 
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Media outlets: Shooting in north Florida could involve multiple fatalities; details scarce
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-09-18 19:42:48 (4 days ago) 




2014 Ig Nobel Awards: Banana skins, nosebleed-curing pork, Jesus in toast inspire winners
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-09-18 19:42:48 (4 days ago) 
This year's Ig Nobel winners: Pork as way to stop nosebleeds, banana peel slipperiness
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-09-18 19:42:48 (4 days ago) 
Democratic voter files petition with Kansas court to force party to pick new Senate nominee
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-09-18 19:42:48 (4 days ago) 
‘Happy in Tehran’ Dancers Are Given Suspended Sentences
  Source: NYT > International 2014-09-18 19:42:03 (4 days ago) 
Though the punishments — lashings and six-month prison terms — were suspended, they could be carried out if any of the six defendants commit further actions deemed illegal in Iran.
Feedback: Ig Nobel prize for watching dogs urinate
  Source: New Scientist - Online News 2014-09-18 19:41:58 (4 days ago) 
The prizewinning science of banana-skin slips, seeing Jesus in toast and dogs aligning themselves with magnetic fields lines when relieving themselves










Brandon Marshall Urges Caution on NFL Violence Cases
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-09-18 19:41:51 (4 days ago) 
Brandon Marshall, who turned his own life around, said domestic violence is a broad societal problem for which the NFL isn't responsible.






'Bridgegate' Investigators Find No Link to Chris Christie
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-09-18 19:41:51 (4 days ago) 
Investigators said on Thursday that there is no evidence of Governor Chris Christie’s advance knowledge of the George Washington Bridge traffic jam.






Alleged Shooter of Pennsylvania State Trooper Search Widens
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-09-18 19:41:51 (4 days ago) 
The manhunt for Eric Frein continues as a community mourns the loss of an 'impeccable' man.






'Everything Down Here Is Burning,' Fire Triples In Size Overnight
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-09-18 19:41:51 (4 days ago) 
A state of emergency in California as 3600 firefighters battle the 'King' fire outside Sacramento.






Explosion Causes JetBlue Flight to Make Emergency Landing
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-09-18 19:41:51 (4 days ago) 
Passengers take video and tweet after scary moments aboard flight to Texas.










Potential ISIS Attack In Australia Prevented by Massive Raids
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-09-18 19:41:51 (4 days ago) 
After Australia’s biggest counter-terrorism operation ever, U.S. officials are stepping up vigilance after new propaganda.






MarketWatch First Take: Alibaba shares not for the faint of heart
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2014-09-18 19:41:49 (4 days ago) 
Alibaba has a complex ownership structure, and shareholders won’t even own shares in the actual Chinese company but in a holding company, writes Therese Poletti.
Scottish referendum: all over bar the smiling
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2014-09-18 19:41:33 (4 days ago) 
Ig Nobels: British researchers take coveted science humour prize
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 19:41:32 (4 days ago) 
Shurtleff wants specifics from accusers, says charges leave him guessing
  Source: deseretnews.com - Top Stories 2014-09-18 19:40:41 (4 days ago) 
Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff says the criminal charges against him are so vague.




Brad Rock: LaVell, McBride not OK with Utah-BYU hiatus
  Source: deseretnews.com - Top Stories 2014-09-18 19:40:41 (4 days ago) 
On the bright side, fans of both teams can relax and enjoy the week without all the accompanying baloney.
Hollywood seeks probe of 'million-dollar mistake'
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2014-09-18 19:40:14 (4 days ago) 
City manager stands up to critics, says 'I'm not leaving'

Commissioners were split on whether to fire the city manager, but unanimously agreed to ask the Broward inspector general to investigate City Hall's "million-dollar mistake."
Absurd and brilliant comics designed to be read right-side-up as well as upside-down
  Source: Boing Boing 2014-09-18 19:40:10 (4 days ago) 

From 1903-1905, a Japanese-born, Dutch artist named Gustave Verbeek turned America’s Sunday funny papers on their collective head. That’s when Verbeek drew 65 episodes of “The Upside Downs of Little Lady Lovekins and Old Man Muffaroo” for the New York Herald, all of which are reproduced in their full size and original colors in The Upside-Down World of Gustave Verbeek.

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Home Depot estimates data on 56 million cards stolen by cybercrimnals
  Source: Ars Technica 2014-09-18 19:40:08 (4 days ago) 

The cybercriminals that compromised Home Depot's network and installed malware on the home-supply company's point-of-sale systems likely stole information on 56 million payment cards, the company stated on Thursday.

In the first details revealed in its investigation of the breach, the company said the malicious software that compromised those payment systems had been custom-built to avoid triggering security software. The breach included stores in the United States and Canada and appears to have compromised transactions that occurred between April and September 2014.

"To protect customer data until the malware was eliminated, any terminals identified with malware were taken of out service, and the company quickly put in place other security enhancements," Home Depot said in its statement. "The hacker's method of entry has been closed off, the malware has been eliminated from the company's systems, and the company has rolled out enhanced encryption of payment data to all U.S. stores."

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Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech
  Source: AP Top California Headlines 2014-09-18 19:40:07 (4 days ago) 
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies - and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company....




Multiple Shooting Deaths Reported in North Fla.
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-09-18 19:40:02 (4 days ago) 
Media outlets: Shooting in north Florida could involve multiple fatalities; details scarce
Seahawks perspective? CBS’s Jim Nantz brings plenty to Broncos showdown
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 19:32:31 (4 days ago) 
Jim Nantz, CBS’s longtime announcer, has plenty of Seahawks and Seattle sports history, thanks to being Fred Couples’ former college roommate.
Cantwell offers bill to strip NFL's nonprofit status
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 19:32:31 (4 days ago) 
WASHINGTON -- Making good on her threat Tuesday, Sen. Maria Cantwell has introduced a bill to deny tax-exempt status to sports leagues that allow its franchise teams to use the term "redskins."
Rents rise to all-time average high of £761 a month in August
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 19:32:29 (4 days ago) 
Senate approves Obama's plan to arm and train Syrian rebels
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 19:32:29 (4 days ago) 




Disgraced jockey Walker gets seven-year ban
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-09-18 19:32:24 (4 days ago) 
Central Districts jockey David Walker was on Friday disqualified for seven years for pulling up a mount and betting on a rival horse, by far the heaviest penalty handed down in recent New Zealand history.
Vote counting begins on Scotland independence
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-09-18 19:32:24 (4 days ago) 
Vote counting has begun in an epic independence referendum that could break up the centuries-old United Kingdom and create Europe's newest state since the collapse of Yugoslavia
Swede acquitted of rape after 'sexsomnia'
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-09-18 19:32:24 (4 days ago) 
A Swede who had sex with a woman while he was asleep was acquitted of rape because he suffers from "sexsomnia", according to a court ruling.
Key confronted by angry protests
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-09-18 19:32:24 (4 days ago) 
An angry protest has cut short a Rotorua mall visit by National leader John Key.
Whangarei police force teen to cancel party
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-09-18 19:32:24 (4 days ago) 
The fun police have thwarted a party with 500 planned attendees. 




Jerry Brown signs massage regulation, Armenian genocide instruction bills
  Source: SacBee -- Politics 2014-09-18 19:32:19 (4 days ago) 
Divided Kingdom: Will Scotland and England part ways after 300 years?
  Source: More from World - CBS News 2014-09-18 19:31:40 (4 days ago) 
The Scots are waiting to see if their three-century marriage to England will continue or end in a tartan-patterned divorce
City of Angels rushes to save dog hit in car chase
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2014-09-18 19:31:39 (4 days ago) 
When a car fleeing police hit Gordo, a one-year-old poodle mix, it struck a nerve in a city that otherwise might have just changed the channel
Seriously? Republicans accuse Mark Begich of not really riding a snowmobile
  Source: Daily Kos 2014-09-18 19:30:26 (4 days ago) 
Alaska's Senate race has produced a contender for stupidest political attack of the campaign cycle: Republicans are suggesting that Begich didn't really ride a snowmobile (or "snow machine," as Alaskans insist on calling them) in a campaign ad:
“I’m Cory Davis. As a four time X-Games medalist, I know something about snow machines,” Mr. Davis says in the ad. “That’s why I had a good laugh when I saw Mark Begich pretending to ride one.” [...]

It’s not the first time Republicans have launched accusations that Mr. Begich needed a stunt double for his TV ads. A super PAC backing Mr. Sullivan called Alaska’s Energy, America’s Values suggested it wasn’t Begich in the snowmobile ad in an April radio message. The super PAC’s ad said then that it was time to replace Mr. Begich, “or whoever plays him on TV.”

Begich's response is basically, "Ha ha ha, tell it to my ear":
In an interview, Begich described the lengths to which he went to shoot the spot.

“One guy for example, wore an AR-15 around his shoulders because the area we were going to is where polar bears are, and he wanted to make sure we weren’t going to be attacked,” Begich said. “To say that I wasn’t on that snow machine riding it? I rode it for a long time out there and in weather that was very cold that day to the point where I frostbit part of my ear.”

You don't have to be a hardened cynic to suspect that maybe Republicans are coming up with these "Begich didn't really ride that very common-in-Alaska vehicle" attacks because the majority of polls, including the most recent, show Begich leading Sullivan.
Things to know about Scotland's vote for independence
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2014-09-18 19:30:13 (4 days ago) 
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Cancer test 'Jolie effect' found
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-09-18 19:30:10 (4 days ago) 
Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie revealed last year she had had a double mastectomy, say scientists.
Backup dancers sue Cher for alleged race discrimination, retaliation; singer denies wrongdoing
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-09-18 19:22:42 (4 days ago) 
Forensic pathologist who did Michael Brown autopsy to review autopsy of NYC chokehold victim
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-09-18 19:22:42 (4 days ago) 
Obama says Senate vote authorizing arms for Syria rebels shows US united against Islamic State
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-09-18 19:22:42 (4 days ago) 
Ground Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters 
  Source: Slate Articles 2014-09-18 19:22:39 (4 days ago) 

DENVER—The Colorado referendum on women is just 47 days away. That’s not its official title. Most people here refer to it as the U.S. Senate race between incumbent Democrat Mark Udall and his Republican challenger, Cory Gardner. But the campaigns’ intense and protracted focus on women’s reproductive issues makes it seem like those issues are up for their own special vote.





Mystery Signal Could Be Dark Matter Hint In ISS Detector
  Source: Slashdot 2014-09-18 19:22:38 (4 days ago) 
astroengine writes Analysis of 41 billion cosmic rays striking the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer particle detector aboard the International Space Station shows an unknown phenomena that is "consistent with a dark matter particle" known as a neutralino, researchers announced Thursday. Key to the hunt is the ratio of positrons to electrons and so far the evidence from AMS points in the direction of dark matter. The smoking gun scientists look for is a rise in the ratio of positrons to electrons, followed by a dramatic fall — the telltale sign of dark matter annihilating the Milky Way's halo, which lies beyond its central disk of stars and dust. However, "we have not found the definitive proof of dark matter," AMS lead researcher Samuel Ting, with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and CERN in Switzerland, wrote in an email to Discovery News. "Whereas all the AMS results point in the right direction, we still need to measure how quickly the positron fraction falls off at the highest energies in order to rule out astrophysical sources such as pulsars." But still, this new finding is a tantalizing step in the dark matter direction.

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Marcos Breton: How the River Cats gambled to become the Giants’ AAA team
  Source: SacBee -- News 2014-09-18 19:22:34 (4 days ago) 
Despite King fire, Tahoe air show will go on – with free admission
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-09-18 19:22:33 (4 days ago) 
Lake in the Sky Air Show officials are offering free admission to attract people to Saturday’s 25th annual event as smoke from the King fire invades the Tahoe Basin.
UC regents approve new chancellor, raises for four others
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-09-18 19:22:33 (4 days ago) 
End of era: Ellison steps asides as Oracle CEO
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-09-18 19:22:33 (4 days ago) 




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  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-09-18 19:22:33 (4 days ago) 
Jerry Brown signs massage regulation, Armenian genocide instruction bills
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-09-18 19:22:33 (4 days ago) 
500 Berkeley students missed sex abuse classes
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-09-18 19:22:33 (4 days ago) 
The University of California, Berkeley says 500 incoming students have not taken a mandatory class on sexual violence.
If Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Arnold ran for president, it would be Arnold/Schwarzenegger 2020. If they went by their first names, it would be Tom/Arnold 2020.
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Federal Judge Accused of Assaulting Wife Is Urged to Resign
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2014-09-18 19:21:57 (4 days ago) 
Alabama’s two United States senators called on Judge Mark E. Fuller of Federal District Court to step down from the bench.
On Road to Scotland’s Referendum, Big Gambles and Fateful Steps
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2014-09-18 19:21:57 (4 days ago) 
In the mid-1990s one in four Scots voted for the nationalists, compared with more than 40 percent who supported Labour. Today the referendum on independence is too close to call.




Andy Reid's son settles in road-rage suit
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2014-09-18 19:21:52 (4 days ago) 
The son of former Eagles coach Andy Reid has reached a settlement with a Delaware County man who sued him after a 2007 road-rage encounter.
Woman stabbed at S. Phila. temp agency
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2014-09-18 19:21:52 (4 days ago) 
A 54-year-old woman was in critical condition after being stabbed Thursday morning by a man asking for work at a temp agency in South Philadelphia, police said.
Video: Scotland to Secede from U.K.? Millions Show Up to Vote
  Source: NBCNews.com: Europe 2014-09-18 19:21:51 (4 days ago) 

The people of Scotland put everything else on hold on Thursday to decide their future. (Nightly News)


Bloom in the Bering Sea
  Source: NASA Earth Observatory 2014-09-18 19:21:48 (4 days ago) 


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Senate Approves U.S. Mission to Arm and Train Syrian Rebels
  Source: MSNBC.com: Politics 2014-09-18 19:21:46 (4 days ago) 
The green light comes as lawmakers leave Washington for good until after the November midterm elections.




Senate Approves ISIS Bill to Arm Syrian Rebels
  Source: MSNBC.com: Politics 2014-09-18 19:21:46 (4 days ago) 
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Watch Live: Obama Speaks From the White House
  Source: MSNBC.com: Politics 2014-09-18 19:21:46 (4 days ago) 
President Barack Obama is expected to make a statement about Congress approving a bill to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels.






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  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2014-09-18 19:21:44 (4 days ago) 
How to find deals when traveling to football games, and people who got caught lying on their resumes.
Senate gives final passage to Obama's plan for arming Syrian rebels
  Source: Los Angeles Times - World News 2014-09-18 19:21:44 (4 days ago) 
The Senate gave final approval Thursday to President Obama's plan to arm Syrian opposition groups in the fight against Islamic State militants, a vote that upended party allegiances and hardened opposition to the administration's strategy.
Senate gives final passage to Obama's plan for arming Syrian rebels
  Source: Los Angeles Times - National News 2014-09-18 19:21:43 (4 days ago) 
The Senate gave final approval Thursday to President Obama's plan to arm Syrian opposition groups in the fight against Islamic State militants, a vote that upended party allegiances and hardened opposition to the administration's strategy.




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  Source: Lifehacker 2014-09-18 19:21:42 (4 days ago) 

Work shouldn't always feel like a burden, but keeping your motivation can be a constant struggle. Here are three factors that can help you understand and upkeep your motivation.

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Senate approves Obama's plan to arm and train Syrian rebels
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-09-18 19:21:33 (4 days ago) 
Alex Salmond stays away from Scottish referendum count
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2014-09-18 19:21:32 (4 days ago) 
Rents rise to all-time average high of £761 a month in August
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 19:21:31 (4 days ago) 
Senate approves Obama's plan to arm and train Syrian rebels
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 19:21:31 (4 days ago) 




13 Principles Week of Action: The World Needs More Whistleblowers
  Source: Deeplinks 2014-09-18 19:20:38 (4 days ago) 

This is a guest post from Sana Saleem, Advisory Board Member, Courage Foundation. If you have comments on this post, you can contact Sana on Twitter.

In the week leading up the first year aniversary of the 13 Necessary and Proportionate Principles, EFF and the coalition behind the 13 Principles will be conducting a Week of Action explaining some of the key guiding principles for surveillance law reform. Every day, we'll take on a different part of the principles, exploring what’s at stake and what we need to do to bring intelligence agencies and the police back under the rule of law. You can read the complete set of posts at: https://necessaryandproportionate.org/anniversary. Let's send a message to Member States at the United Nations and wherever else folks are tackling surveillance law reform: surveillance law can no longer ignore our human rights. Follow our discussion on twitter with the hashtag: #privacyisaright

The World Needs More Whistleblowers

During the Stockholm Internet Forum this year, a State Department representative was quick to flaunt reforms put in place by the US Government to ‘counter US mass surveillance programmes.’ However, he was unwilling to respond when faced with the simple question “If you are willing to reform laws and mend things, why not honor the man who triggered it, why not bring Edward Snowden home?”

Too often, whistleblowers aren’t valued for the reforms they instigate. Even as government worldwide are considering new ways to limit mass surveillance, there is scant discussion about the need to honor and protect whisteblowers.

The world needs more whistleblowers because those in positions of power are often expert as hiding corruption from the public. People with integrity and a desire for truth and justice within the political system are often our best hope for bringing light to this corruption.

But as much of the world’s press extensively reports on Wikileaks and the Snowden revelations, we must not dismiss the trepidation that comes with reporting the truth and exposing misuse of power. This trepidation will not dissipate unless there is a collective effort to protect and defend whistleblowers, and reform laws that allow for prosecuting them.

There’s also the pressing need to keep using the information provided by whistleblowers to push for necessary reforms and protections. Today is Day 4 of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) ‘Necessary and Proportionate’ week of action. The EFF is calling on governments to ensure surveillance law reform is guided by key principles. Today we focus on principle 4: the ‘Integrity of Communications and Systems, Safeguards Against Illegitimate Access, Protection on Whistleblowers, and Right to An Effective Remedy’.

What is meant by the ‘Integrity of Communications and Systems’ in practice? The NSA, or any other government for that matter, should not be able to compel service providers or hardware or software vendors to build surveillance or backdoors into their systems. These companies also should not collect or retain particular information purely for state surveillance purposes.

We now have confirmation that governments are going above and beyond compelling companies to build backdoors into their services. In an article posted on The Intercept this week journalist, documentary maker and Intercept co-founder Laura Poitras documents how the NSA is tapping into Germany’s largest telecommunications providers by accessing the passwords of the system administrators. This revelation was greeted with both shock and deep anger by the telco engineers. Governments need to go beyond merely not forcing companies to comply with backdoor requests, they must put an immediate stop to the accessing whole systems covertly. This point addresses the second element of principle 4, when state authorities illegitimately access personal data.

There is no possibility of protecting against this when it’s happening behind the backs of service providers and hardware and software vendors. This leaves the onus on governments, who, in democratic societies, are accountable to their citizens. The third part of this is an onus on government to protect their whistleblowers. The Obama administration, in what the Nieman Reports has labeled the “Big Chill”, is operating amid unprecedented secrecy—while attacking journalists trying to tell the public what they need to know

Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson:

“Several reporters who have covered national security in Washington for decades tell me that the environment has never been tougher or information harder to dislodge,"

Abramson said

"One Times reporter told me the environment in Washington has never been more hostile to reporting."

Protection of whistleblowers is critically important for the protection of a just society. But it’s not just whistleblowers under attack: it is also increasingly difficult to advocate for whistleblowers given the government and the media’s treatment of those who seek to protect whistleblowers.

The Courage Foundation was set up to provide legal and policy support for those who have made a decision to stand up to the abuse of power, risk their career and, in some cases, family life, so that our liberties are protected. It is for this reason that the need to provide stronger protections for whistleblowers, in such a difficult climate, is incredibly important.

Finally, what happens when the state conducts illegal and warrantless surveillance against its citizens? Snowden’s revelations have revealed state intrusion into the lives of hundreds of millions of Americans and citizens around the world, without proof for suspicion. Does the legal system allow us to challenge such surveillance in court? If it does, what would happen to the US government if they were found guilty of illegally surveilling you or me? The Necessary and Proportionate principles argue for civil and criminal penalties imposed on any party responsible for illegal electronic surveillance and those affected by surveillance must have access to legal mechanisms necessary for effective redress.

Tomorrow is Friday, day 5, in which the EFF and its supporters around the world will call on governments to improve safeguards for International Cooperation and Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights Law. The Courage Foundation stands beside the EFF’s campaign and calls on all rights groups and activists seeking to preserve an Internet free from surveillance to support this campaign.

It was little over a year ago when Edward Snowden performed an act of remarkable conscience. Snowden’s actions have empowered a generation of us to stand up to abuses and to do the right thing, even when it’s not convenient. With the increasing power and resources of state surveillance programs, the world is in dire need of more whistleblowers to continue this fight.

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Georgia police officer kills handcuffed man who had gun
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Europe in the New Middle East: Opportunity or Exclusion
  Source: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - Carnegie Publications 2014-09-18 19:20:16 (4 days ago) 
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56 million accounts at risk in Home Depot hack
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2014-09-18 19:20:14 (4 days ago) 
Home improvement chain said malware used to attack its systems was unique and customized to avoid detection
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  Source: BBC News | World | Americas | UK Edition 2014-09-18 19:20:10 (4 days ago) 
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  Source: Al Bawaba - Daily Headlines 2014-09-18 19:20:05 (4 days ago) 

Brendan Rodgers has urged patience as his new-look Liverpool side attempt to hit the heights of last season. The departure of Luis Suarez and prospect of a first Champions League campaign for five years heralded a raft of new arrivals at Anfield during the off-season. However, Liverpool have lost two of their opening four Premier League games before requiring a last-minute Steven Gerrard penalty to kick off their continental campaign with a 2-1 win over Ludogorets.

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Expert to Review Autopsy of NYC Chokehold Victim
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-09-18 19:20:02 (4 days ago) 
Forensic pathologist who did Michael Brown autopsy to review autopsy of NYC chokehold victim
Maduro Says Foreign Media Behind Fears of Epidemic
  Source: ABC News: International 2014-09-18 19:20:02 (4 days ago) 
Venezuela president attacks CNN, other foreign media, accusing them of stirring epidemic fears




Dead fish found in Forest Park waterway, origins unknown
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2014-09-18 19:20:02 (4 days ago) 
Officials cleared about 50 from waterway.
White House rebuffs Ukraine appeal for weapons
  Source: USATODAY.com World - Top Stories 2014-09-18 19:14:12 (4 days ago) 

"One cannot win a war with blankets," Ukrainian President Poroshenko told Congress.

        
Obama to Poroshenko: Praise, but no weapons
  Source: USATODAY.com World - Top Stories 2014-09-18 19:14:12 (4 days ago) 

President Obama meets Ukraine leader Petro Poroshenko, but does not offer him weapons.

        
Airstrike kills 40 Islamic State fighters
  Source: USATODAY.com World - Top Stories 2014-09-18 19:14:12 (4 days ago) 

U.S. airstrike kills 40 Islamic State fighters near Mosul

        
Reports: Multiple shooting in Bell, Fla.
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2014-09-18 19:14:09 (4 days ago) 

One news organization is reporting eight are dead, although details are fluctuating.

       




Black Diamond man pleads not guilty to killing mother in 2010
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 19:12:53 (4 days ago) 
A Black Diamond man accused of stabbing his elderly mother to death in August 2010 pleaded not guilty Thursday morning to first-degree premeditated murder.
Man accused of shooting Duvall officer charged with assault
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 19:12:53 (4 days ago) 
A 47-year-old man accused of shooting a Duvall police officer in the leg was charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree assault.
Suspect's wife arrested in Lakewood robbery attempt
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 19:12:53 (4 days ago) 
The woman suspected of being the getaway driver for her husband, who was shot during an attempted bank robbery in Lakewood on Monday, was arrested Thursday afternoon.
Seahawks injury report for Thursday: Marshawn Lynch and Kam Chancellor fully participate
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 19:12:53 (4 days ago) 
Seattle's injury report for Thursday is out. And the good news is that running back Marshawn Lynch and safety Kam Chancellor are each listed as full participants after having sat out on Wednesday --- Lynch with a back injury and Chancellor an ankle.
Wish I Was Here review Zach Braffs annoying Manic Pixie Dream life
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 19:12:50 (4 days ago) 




US Senate passes bill to authorise arms and training for Syrian rebels
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 19:12:50 (4 days ago) 
UC regents approve new chancellor, raises for four others
  Source: SacBee -- Politics 2014-09-18 19:12:41 (4 days ago) 
Three takeaways from Thursday's statewide candidate forum in Columbus
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-09-18 19:12:39 (4 days ago) 
The forum, staged by the Columbus chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, may mark one of the only times this campaign season when the candidates for attorney general, auditor and secretary of state will appear together in public.
Largest U.S. police agency takes steps to police itself
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2014-09-18 19:12:00 (4 days ago) 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announces new steps as it reveals its agents have been arrested nearly 2,500 times in less than a decade
Senate votes to support Obama on rebel aid
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-09-18 19:10:16 (4 days ago) 




Things to know about Scotland's vote for independence
  Source: Boston.com / News 2014-09-18 19:10:13 (4 days ago) 
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Maya Angelou on Empathy
  Source: Big Think 2014-09-18 19:10:11 (4 days ago) 

"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends." 

- Maya Angelou, from Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now (1993)

 



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Making New Friends at the Great Barrier Reef
  Source: Big Think 2014-09-18 19:10:11 (4 days ago) 
The above photo, taken by Greg Varinot, is part of a larger album you can peruse here.  For all things ocean-related check out our collection of interviews with renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle. Below, Earle explains that environmental threats to the oceans have lasting consequences ...

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$4.75m for US police race study
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-09-18 19:10:11 (4 days ago) 
A large grant has been given to a project studying police arrest data for racial bias, in the wake of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri.
Health services finances 'worsening'
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-09-18 19:10:11 (4 days ago) 
Supposedly-elite NHS foundation trusts in England are running up an overall deficit for the first time, the regulator is expected to say later.




Vote a big moment for golf - Davies
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-09-18 19:10:11 (4 days ago) 
Dame Laura Davies says a historic vote on female membership could be the catalyst to inspire a new generation of golfers.
'Scotland writes history' - front pages
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-09-18 19:10:11 (4 days ago) 
While papers went to press before the results of Scotland's independence referendum were declared, the story is nonetheless on front pages.
Dear Fellow Liberals: I’m Done Apologizing for Israel
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-09-18 19:03:00 (4 days ago) 
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Mystery object death inquest begins
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-09-18 19:02:53 (4 days ago) 
An inquest into the death a of 22-year-old Rutger Hale, killed by a mystery object while driving between Wanaka and Lake Hawea last year, has opened in Queenstown.
Vote counting begins on Scotland independence referendum
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-09-18 19:02:53 (4 days ago) 
Vote counting has begun in an epic independence referendum that could break up the centuries-old United Kingdom and create Europe's newest state since the collapse of Yugoslavia




Scottish independence: Live coverage
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-09-18 19:02:53 (4 days ago) 
People in Scotland have voted on whether to become an independent nation or to stay in the United Kingdom.
Racer gets 3 1/2 years
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-09-18 19:02:53 (4 days ago) 
The man who raced against a car that crashed, killing a young woman, has been jailed for 3 1/2 years and disqualified from driving.
Man injures face with angle grinder in Warkworth
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-09-18 19:02:53 (4 days ago) 
A young man has suffered severe facial injuries after hitting himself with an angle grinder.
Man stabbed puppy after it killed pet rabbit
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-09-18 19:02:53 (4 days ago) 
A man who stabbed a puppy to death after it killed his pet rabbit said he took ''a life for a life''.
Vikings release WR Jerome Simpson
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2014-09-18 19:02:53 (4 days ago) 
The Vikings announced they’ve released wide receiver Jerome Simpson after the organization became aware of a July 7 citation on Thursday. Simpson missed the first two games of the season, serving a three-game NFL suspension for a DUI arrest last year.  He was expected to return to the team on Monday after the Vikings face the Saints on Sunday. The Vikings receiver is scheduled to appear in Hennepin County Court on Nov. 3 after being cited just after midnight July 7 by Bloomington Police on charges of marijuana possession, open bottle and violating the conditions of his limited drivers license, according to court records filed Sept. 2. The team has not issued a comment. Simpson’s attorney, David Valentini, has not returned messages for comment. The Vikings lead the NFL in the number of player arrests – 44 since 2000. Simpson, though, was not arrested in this latest incident, but instead cited at the scene, on Bush Lake Road near Hwy. 494. The three charges are misdemeanor offenses; if he had a felony amount of marijuana in his vehicle, he could have been arrested at the scene. Simpson is serving a three-game suspension by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, stemming from a drunken-driving arrest last season. It will now be up to Hennepin County Court to decide if Simpson violated probation in that case. Simpson was arrested Nov. 9 but avoided jail time in January after pleading guilty to careless driving and third-degree drunken driving. Simpson was placed on a one-year probation and ordered to perform 120 hours of community service. This is Simpson’s second suspension from the NFL. He previously was suspended for three games when he first signed with the Vikings in 2012 related to a drug arrest in September 2011 while he was a member of the Cincinnati Bengals. According to records, the 28-year-old was also cited for driving with a revoked license on Feb. 13. Then on May 28, an officer pulled Simpson over for speeding and cited him for driving with a revoked license; he has a court appearance on that case Monday. Simpson was issued a limited drivers license, which a driver can apply for after a revoked license to get to a job, go to chemical dependency treatment or other conditions. While he had the drivers license with him July 7, he violated the conditions of that limited drivers license, Bloomington Deputy Police Chief Rick Hart said. The Vikings re-signed Simpson to a one-year deal this past offseason, knowing he faced an NFL suspension in his second legal case. His suspension was set to end following Sunday’s game at New Orleans. Staff writer Kelly Smith contributed to this report




Senate approves Obama plan to train Syrian rebels
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2014-09-18 19:02:53 (4 days ago) 
The Senate has approved a plan for the military to train and equip Syrian rebels, clearing the measure for President Barack Obama's signature.
Despite King fire, Tahoe air show will go on – with free admission
  Source: SacBee -- News 2014-09-18 19:02:45 (4 days ago) 
Lake in the Sky Air Show officials are offering free admission to attract people to Saturday’s 25th annual event as smoke from the King fire invades the Tahoe Basin.
Senate Approves ISIS Bill, Avoiding Bigger War Debate
  Source: NYT > International 2014-09-18 19:02:10 (4 days ago) 
After approving aid for Syrian rebels, senators left for the fall campaign, leaving a broader debate on the extent of American military action for another day.
Iraq’s Fight Against ISIS May Fall to Provinces
  Source: NYT > International 2014-09-18 19:02:10 (4 days ago) 
Separate plans promoted by the Iraqi government and a provincial leader stem from the same conviction: that insurgents are best fought with homegrown troops.
Bits Blog: Home Depot Says Data From 56 Million Cards Taken in Breach
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2014-09-18 19:02:10 (4 days ago) 
The breach, which went unnoticed for five months, has become the largest known attack on a retailer.




Kansas Democrat’s Withdrawal From Senate Race Is Upheld
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2014-09-18 19:02:10 (4 days ago) 
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled that Chad Taylor’s name must be removed from the November ballot, as he requested.
Senate Approves ISIS Bill, Avoiding Bigger War Debate
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2014-09-18 19:02:10 (4 days ago) 
After approving aid for Syrian rebels, senators left for the fall campaign, leaving a broader debate on the extent of American military action for another day.






Home Depot data breach bigger than Target’s
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2014-09-18 19:01:45 (4 days ago) 
The nation’s biggest do-it-yourself retailer says up to 56 million cards may have been hacked.
US Senate passes bill to authorise arms and training for Syrian rebels
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-09-18 19:01:35 (4 days ago) 
Scottish independence referendum: voting day as seen by our readers
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2014-09-18 19:01:34 (4 days ago) 




Scottish referendum: poll suggests nation has voted against independence
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2014-09-18 19:01:34 (4 days ago) 
Scottish independence referendum: voting day as seen by our readers
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 19:01:33 (4 days ago) 
Wish I Was Here review Zach Braffs annoying Manic Pixie Dream life
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 19:01:33 (4 days ago) 
US Senate passes bill to authorise arms and training for Syrian rebels
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 19:01:33 (4 days ago) 
Army paratrooper from Mass. killed in Afghanistan car bomb attack
  Source: Front - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2014-09-18 19:01:30 (4 days ago) 

BOSTON — An Army paratrooper who grew up in Massachusetts has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Pentagon said 41-year-old Maj. Michael Donahue and a U.S. civilian contractor died Tuesday in an enemy attack. Details of the attack weren't given. Officials have said a car bomb near an international military convoy ...





Man jailed, accused of kitchen renovation fraud
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2014-09-18 19:00:15 (4 days ago) 
Daniel Kovatch 45, took $11,000 from woman, tore apart her kitchen, then vanished, cops say

Daniel Kovatch was supposed to renovate an 89-year-old woman's kitchen.






$4.75m for US police race study
  Source: BBC News | World | Americas | UK Edition 2014-09-18 19:00:10 (4 days ago) 
A large grant has been given to a project studying police arrest data for racial bias, in the wake of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri.
California program asks citizens to trade violent games for ice cream
  Source: Ars Technica 2014-09-18 19:00:08 (4 days ago) 

While many jurisdictions have tried (and failed) to put legal barriers in place to prevent children from buying or playing violent video games, Calfornia's Marin County is taking a different tack, asking families to voluntarily trade in their violent video games for ice cream and raffle tickets.

The Marin Independent Journal has a report on the county's efforts for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which include weekly opportunities to trade in violent video games or toy guns. Participants will be provided with ice cream from the local Ben & Jerry's affiliate, according to the report, and parents of those participating will be entered in a raffle for further prizes.

The toy and game drive is being spearheaded by District Attorney Ed Berberian and the Center for Domestic Peace, who teamed up to host a firearm buyback program that took in over 850 weapons two years ago. Why move from collecting real guns to collecting fake guns and games that feature fake guns?

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GOP pushes diverse candidates, but will it matter?
  Source: AP Top California Headlines 2014-09-18 19:00:07 (4 days ago) 
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The California Republican Party is promoting one of its most diverse, youthful sets of candidates in years for this November's election. The question heading into this weekend's state party convention is whether it will matter in an overwhelmingly Democratic state....
UN Fears Food Shortages for Syrians
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-09-18 19:00:02 (4 days ago) 
UN World Food Program fears food shortages for Syrians due to funding shortfall




Second man charged, sought in fatal shooting in Alton
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2014-09-18 19:00:02 (4 days ago) 
Melvin L. Hayes, 39, of St. Louis, was killed in what police say was apparently a drug-related killing.
Highland teacher strike ends
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2014-09-18 19:00:02 (4 days ago) 
After six school days, union voted 150-2 to approve three-year contrac
Judge signals museum is crucial for Detroit's viability
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2014-09-18 18:53:05 (4 days ago) 

Trial on Detroit's proposed restructuring plan enters its 11th day.

       
White House has plan to fight resistance to antibiotics
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2014-09-18 18:53:05 (4 days ago) 

Growing resistance to antibiotics could "set medicine back decades."

       
Pooch found in Portland gets ticket home to Philadelphia
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 18:52:26 (4 days ago) 
PORTLAND  (AP) — Gidget is going back to Pennsylvania.




Forecast: State revenue grows, but won't pay all the bills
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 18:52:26 (4 days ago) 
Lifted by rising tax revenues, projections for the state's general-fund revenue has nudged up, but it still won't cover many of the costs lawmakers need to fund in the upcoming session, according to the state Office of Financial Management (OFM).
Goodbye, cheddar bunnies? Backlash to Annie's buyout
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 18:52:26 (4 days ago) 
Was it really that surprising that General Mills purchased organic-focused Annie's Homegrown, producers of bunny-shaped cheddar crackers and a preservative-free mac 'n cheese? After all, the giant corporation already owns major "natural" foods brands like Cascadian Farms and Muir Glen.
Desperate tourists airlifted out of Los Cabos, including on Alaska planes
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 18:52:26 (4 days ago) 
Tourists are being evacuated from the  hurricane-devastated Mexican resort of  Los Cabos on military and commercial planes, including some Alaska Airlines planes. It's estimated 8,000 people will be airlifted out Thursday from the airport which is open only for emergency flights.
Scottish independence referendum: voting day as seen by our readers
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 18:52:24 (4 days ago) 
282,000 cards stolen in Wisconsin Home Depot breach now for sale online
  Source: JS Online 2014-09-18 18:51:26 (4 days ago) 
More than 282,000 credit and debit card numbers stolen from Wisconsin stores during the recent Home Depot data breach have been offered for sale on the black market.




New solar, efficiency programs will curb millions of tons of emissions and save billions of dollars
  Source: Daily Kos 2014-09-18 18:50:28 (4 days ago) 
Proposed efficiency rule on new commercial air-conditioning units will cut their energy usage in half. The Obama administration took several small steps in the right direction on energy policy Thursday when it announced the Department of Energy's proposed new standard for commercial air-conditioning units, the Department of Agriculture's plan to add 540 new renewable energy and efficiency projects in rural areas and a plan to train 50,000 solar installers. The DOE estimates that the air-conditioning rule alone would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60 million metric tons by 2030, and that the whole energy package could cut them by 300 million metric tons.

Plus save consumers $10 billion.

Here are some excerpts from the White House fact sheet on the proposed rule and projects:

To continue to build a skilled solar workforce, DOE’s Solar Instructor Training Network is launching a veterans’ job training pilot project at up to three military bases this fall. The pilot project will connect a talented Veteran population with DOE’s extensive network of more than 400 community college-based solar training institutions. The network will assist at least 50,000 highly-qualified new solar installers to enter the industry by 2020. [...]

If finalized as proposed, this [air conditioning] standard will save 11.7 quads of energy over the lifetime of units shipped over 30 years. That is equivalent to more than half of all the residential energy used in one year, making this potentially the largest energy savings estimated for any efficiency standard issued by DOE to date. [...] This year, DOE has issued seven final energy conservation standards, and when combined with the final rules already issued under this Administration, they will get us more than two-thirds of the way to achieving the President's goal of reducing carbon pollution by at least 3 billion metric tons cumulatively by 2030.

At the current rate of CO2 emissions, that 3 billion tons would amount to a 4 percent cut of the cumulative total over those 15 years.

The plans and proposals today are a far cry from what the administration would like to see in federal support for renewable energy infrastructure. If only Congress would cough-cough display some far-sightedness.

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Celtics to be well-represented at Shooting Touch Gala
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-09-18 18:50:14 (4 days ago) 

A handful of members of the Celtics' organization, and plenty of those from the basketball world, will be convening in the area this weekend for a good cause.

Shooting Touch, a local nonprofit organization that uses basketball as a platform for health education and social development for youth in under resourced areas of the world, will hold its fifth annual Shooting Touch Gala on Saturday night (6 p.m.) at the Reebok headquarters in Canton, and the Celtics will be well-represented.

Senate approves Obama plan to train Syrian rebels
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-09-18 18:50:14 (4 days ago) 
On the Generation/Decay of the Storm-Enhanced Density (SED) Plumes: Role of the Convection Flow and Field-Aligned Ion Flow
  Source: Top Downloaded Articles This Week: Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics 2014-09-18 18:43:02 (4 days ago) 
Abstract

Storm-Enhanced Density (SED) plumes are prominent ionospheric electron density increases at the dayside mid and high latitudes. The generation and decay mechanisms of the plumes are still not clear. We present observations of SED plumes during six storms between 2010 and 2013, and comprehensively analyze the associated ionospheric parameters within the plumes, including vertical ion flow, field-aligned ion flow and flux, plasma temperature and field-aligned currents, obtained from multiple instruments, including GPS total electron content (TEC), Poker Flat incoherent scatter radar (PFISR), Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN) and Active Magnetosphere and Planetary Electrodynamics Response Experiment (AMPERE). The TEC increase within the SED plumes at the PFISR site can be 1.4-5.5 times their quiet time value. The plumes are usually associated with northwestward ExB flows ranging from a couple of hundred ms−1 to > 1 kms−1. Upward vertical flows due to the projection of these ExB drifts are mainly responsible for lifting the plasma in sunlit regions to higher altitude and thus leading to plume density enhancement. The upward vertical flows near the poleward part of the plumes are more persistent, while those near the equatorward part are more patchy. In addition, the plumes can be collocated with either upward or downward FACs but are usually observed equatorward of the peak of the Region-1 upward FAC, suggesting that the northwestward flows collocated with plumes can be either subauroral or auroral flows. Furthermore, during the decay phase of the plume, large downward ion flows, as large as ~200 ms−1, and downward fluxes, as large as 1014 m−2 s−1, are often observed within the plumes. In our study of 6 storms, enhanced ambipolar diffusion due to an elevated pressure gradient is able to explain two of the four large downward flow/flux cases, but this mechanism is not sufficient for the other two cases where the flows are of larger magnitude. For the latter two cases, enhanced poleward thermospheric wind is suggested to be another mechanism for pushing the plasma downward along the field line. These downward flows should be an important mechanism for the decay of the SED plumes.

Twitter Reacts to LeBron’s Replenished Hairline
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-09-18 18:42:57 (4 days ago) 
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Gun Fatality Rates Vary Wildly By State, Study Finds
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-09-18 18:42:57 (4 days ago) 
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Stop Glorifying Football Players and Start Glorifying Soldiers
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-09-18 18:42:57 (4 days ago) 
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GOP Tries to Scare Donors into Giving Top Dollar
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-09-18 18:42:57 (4 days ago) 
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Army paratrooper from Mass. killed in Afghanistan car bomb attack
  Source: The Washington Times - national 2014-09-18 18:42:56 (4 days ago) 

BOSTON — An Army paratrooper who grew up in Massachusetts has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Pentagon said 41-year-old Maj. Michael Donahue and a U.S. civilian contractor died Tuesday in an enemy attack. Details of the attack weren't given. Officials have said a car bomb near an international military convoy ...

First day of Hurd'n'Catz at Oracle: It's dis-fur-pointing for Wall St
  Source: The Register 2014-09-18 18:42:55 (4 days ago) 




Home Depot: 56 million bank cards pwned by malware in our tills
  Source: The Register 2014-09-18 18:42:55 (4 days ago) 
First day of Hurd'n'Catz at Oracle: It's dis-fur-pointing for Wall St
  Source: The Register 2014-09-18 18:42:55 (4 days ago) 
Database giant still not feline the love in new hardware and software sales

Oracle posted results that missed analysts' expectations yet again on Thursday, in a Q1 2015 earnings report that was all but overshadowed by the unexpected news that Larry Ellison has stepped down as CEO.…

Home Depot: 56 million bank cards pwned by malware in our tills
  Source: The Register 2014-09-18 18:42:55 (4 days ago) 
That's about 50 per cent bigger than the Target tills mega-hack

Home Depot today admitted 56 million bank cards are at risk after they were used in malware-infected tills.…

Thieves target elderly women
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-09-18 18:42:49 (4 days ago) 
Thieves have stolen thousands of dollars from elderly women in a series of crimes on Auckland's North Shore. 
Striker's goal-scoring celebration goes wrong
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-09-18 18:42:49 (4 days ago) 
Coritiba forward Joel Tagueu's goal celebration went spectacularly wrong when he jumped over an advertising hoarding and disappeared into a hole during a Brazilian championship match.




Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants more students to explore careers in technology, computers
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-09-18 18:42:49 (4 days ago) 
Man flees attempted murder trial, on loose in Minneapolis
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2014-09-18 18:42:48 (4 days ago) 
Man escaped from Hennepin County District Courthouse during trial for violent armed robbery.
How to Fix America’s Recidivism Crisis
  Source: Slate Articles 2014-09-18 18:42:45 (4 days ago) 

IOWA CITY, Iowa—This year more than 650,000 inmates will be released from American prisons, a figure that breaks down to about 75 newly minted ex-cons every hour of every day. Within three years, the federal government estimates, roughly four in 10 of those former prisoners will be back behind bars, either because they committed a new crime or violated the conditions of their release.

McKinney Rubicon Trail closed, visitors advised not to travel into wilderness areas because of King fire
  Source: SacBee -- News 2014-09-18 18:42:41 (4 days ago) 
Because of the uncertain path of the King fire, the U.S. Forest Service’s Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit has closed the McKinney Rubicon Trail and is advising against travel into the Desolation and Granite Chief wildernesses.
Wilderness travel discouraged; King fire concern closes McKinney Rubicon Trail
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-09-18 18:42:40 (4 days ago) 
Because of the uncertain path of the King fire, the U.S. Forest Service’s Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit has closed the McKinney Rubicon Trail and is advising against travel into the Desolation and Granite Chief wildernesses.




On Road to Scotland’s Referendum, Big Gambles and Fateful Steps
  Source: NYT > International 2014-09-18 18:42:05 (4 days ago) 
In the mid-1990s one in four Scots voted for the nationalists, compared with more than 40 percent who supported Labour. Today the referendum on independence is too close to call.
DNA tests from 1991 rape-murder point to a new suspect
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2014-09-18 18:42:01 (4 days ago) 
For more than two decades, Anthony Wright has insisted that he did not rape and kill 77-year-old Louise Talley in Nicetown.
Army paratrooper from Mass. killed in Afghanistan car bomb attack
  Source: Nation/Politics - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2014-09-18 18:41:56 (4 days ago) 

BOSTON — An Army paratrooper who grew up in Massachusetts has been killed in Afghanistan.

The Pentagon said 41-year-old Maj. Michael Donahue and a U.S. civilian contractor died Tuesday in an enemy attack. Details of the attack weren't given. Officials have said a car bomb near an international military convoy ...

MarketWatch First Take: Oracle’s two CEOs may fuel investor concerns
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2014-09-18 18:41:52 (4 days ago) 
With Larry Ellison suddenly stepping down to become Oracle vice chairman and chief technology officer, the company’s two co-presidents, Mark Hurd and Safra Catz, will become co-chief executives, a setup that has investors nervous, writes Therese Poletti.
Metropolitan police agrees payout over alleged race-discrimination case
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 18:41:29 (4 days ago) 




Man in Standoff With Texas Police Is Sending Live Updates From Whisper
  Source: Gawker 2014-09-18 18:41:26 (4 days ago) 

Police in Grand Prairie, Texas are currently in a standoff with an allegedly armed man who is sending live updates to Whisper, the anonymous secret sharing app. In one message, the user claims, "I am going to die today."

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Antarctica Nearing Record Sea Ice, Arctic Ice Shrinks
  Source: Discovery News - Top Stories 2014-09-18 18:40:39 (4 days ago) 
Antarctica's sea ice is poised to smash a new winter record for 2014, while Arctic summer sea ice hit its sixth lowest minimum.
JetBlue passengers endure scary emergency landing
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2014-09-18 18:40:30 (4 days ago) 
Obama signs order to fight superbugs
  Source: CNN.com 2014-09-18 18:40:28 (4 days ago) 
The rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria could lead to a future full of untreatable infections, experts have warned us for years.
Report: Russian brewer to buy Pabst Brewing
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2014-09-18 18:40:20 (4 days ago) 
The Wall Street Journal is reporting: Russian brewer Oasis Beverages and TSG Consumer Partners LLC are linking up to buy Pabst Brewing Co., according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, which cites people familiar with the matter.




Shaq -- or 'shaqasso' -- presents art exhibit at Expo Chicago
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2014-09-18 18:40:20 (4 days ago) 
You can call this version of Shaquille O’Neal “Shaqasso.”
Kansas Democrat ordered removed from U.S. Senate ballot
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2014-09-18 18:40:20 (4 days ago) 
KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - Kansas election officials must remove the name of the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from the November election ballot, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a decision that could help decide which party will control the U.S. Senate.






Report: Russian brewer to buy Pabst Brewing
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2014-09-18 18:40:19 (4 days ago) 
The Wall Street Journal is reporting: Russian brewer Oasis Beverages and TSG Consumer Partners LLC are linking up to buy Pabst Brewing Co., according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, which cites people familiar with the matter.
Shaq -- or 'shaqasso' -- presents art exhibit at Expo Chicago
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2014-09-18 18:40:19 (4 days ago) 
You can call this version of Shaquille O’Neal “Shaqasso.”
Kansas Democrat ordered removed from U.S. Senate ballot
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2014-09-18 18:40:19 (4 days ago) 
KANSAS CITY Kan. (Reuters) - Kansas election officials must remove the name of the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from the November election ballot, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a decision that could help decide which party will control the U.S. Senate.










Senate sends Syrian rebel arms bill to Obama
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2014-09-18 18:40:15 (4 days ago) 
The bill, which authorizes the arming and training of moderate Syrian rebels, awaits the president's signature
Android L will have device encryption on by default
  Source: Ars Technica 2014-09-18 18:40:08 (4 days ago) 
Google's cutesy video on law enforcement requests.

The Washington Post is reporting that Google will finally step up security efforts on Android and enable device encryption by default. The Post has quoted company spokeswoman Niki Christoff as saying “As part of our next Android release, encryption will be enabled by default out of the box, so you won't even have to think about turning it on.”

That "next Android release" should be Android L, which is currently out as a developer preview and is expected to be released before the end of the year.

The move should bring Android up to parity with iOS. Apple recently announced enhanced encryption for iOS 8, which Apple says makes it impossible for the company to decrypt a device, even for law enforcement. While Android's encryption was optional, it seems to work in a similar way, with Christoff saying "For over three years Android has offered encryption, and keys are not stored off of the device, so they cannot be shared with law enforcement."

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Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards
  Source: AP Top News 2014-09-18 18:40:08 (4 days ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) - Home Depot said that 56 million debit and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the second-largest breach for a retailer on record. The nation's largest home improvement retailer, based in Atlanta, also confirmed Thursday that the malware used in the data breach has been eliminated. The retailer said there was no evidence that debit PIN numbers were compromised or that ...
Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech
  Source: AP Top California Headlines 2014-09-18 18:40:07 (4 days ago) 
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies - and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company....
Driver Freed in Stratosphere Crash Commits Suicide
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-09-18 18:40:02 (4 days ago) 
Driver freed after vehicle crash into Stratosphere commits suicide at another Las Vegas hotel




Vets Try to Save Leg of Dog Hit by Stolen Van
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-09-18 18:40:02 (4 days ago) 
Veterinarians try to save leg of dog struck by stolen van during wild chase in Los Angeles
St. Peters pays $20,000 to settle caucus arrest suit by Ron Paul supporter
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2014-09-18 18:40:01 (4 days ago) 
Brent Stafford had alleged he was falsely arrested for trespassing after the chaotic St. Charles County GOP presidential selection caucus in 2012.
More Ebola aid from Paul Allen, World Vision
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 18:32:21 (4 days ago) 
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and the Federal Way-based aid organization World Vision both announced new efforts today to help fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
MLS commissioner pleased with league’s growth, success
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 18:32:21 (4 days ago) 
Don Garber, Major League Soccer’s commissioner, said that in 2002 if anyone had suggested the league would become a destination spot for top U.S. players, “people would have thought you were nuts.”
Skateboarder Mitchie Brusco on his love for the sport
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 18:32:21 (4 days ago) 
Mitchie Brusco of Kirkland is one of several high-profile skaters who will be at EZRocks –Skate for the Cure kickoff event Friday (Sept. 19) from noon to 1 p.m. at Highland Community Park/Bellevue Skate Park, 14224 Bel-Red Road. Go here for more details.




Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga review Gaga is a wonder
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 18:32:19 (4 days ago) 
Metropolitan police agrees payout over alleged race-discrimination case
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 18:32:19 (4 days ago) 
Opportunity Corridor project director says report critical of boulevard is 'misinformed'
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-09-18 18:32:09 (4 days ago) 
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Opportunity Corridor project director Marie Kittredge said a critique of the 3.2-mile boulevard that said it was among highway "boondoggles" nationwide is "misinformed" in its conclusions. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group said in a 55-page report...
Opinionator | The Stone: Why Take a Stance on God?
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2014-09-18 18:31:36 (4 days ago) 
Neither atheists nor believers know whether God exists, but there’s still a reason for them to defend their beliefs.
Record number of sockeye salmon survive spawning odyssey
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2014-09-18 18:31:31 (4 days ago) 
More endangered sockeye salmon have made the 900-mile journey from the Pacific Ocean to central Idaho's high-elevation Redfish Lake this fall than in any previous year going back nearly six decades




Cartoon: What does the fox say....?
  Source: Daily Kos 2014-09-18 18:30:27 (4 days ago) 


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Jay Z and Beyoncé collaborating on a new album?
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-09-18 18:30:14 (4 days ago) 
Day off for Rusney Castillo, slow progress for Brock Holt
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-09-18 18:30:14 (4 days ago) 
Tom Brady’s resume dusted off
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End of era: Ellison steps asides as Oracle CEO
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Interactive: Scotland’s Referendum on Independence
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Racist flag unacceptable - Tottenham
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-09-18 18:30:10 (4 days ago) 
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino describes the anti-Semitic banner displayed by Partizan Belgrade fans as unacceptable.
Vets try to save leg of dog hit by stolen van
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2014-09-18 18:30:05 (4 days ago) 
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Veterinarians on Thursday were trying to save the leg of a fluffy white dog named Gordo who was run down by a stolen van during a wild police chase that was captured live by television helicopters....
Vets try to save leg of dog hit by stolen van
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2014-09-18 18:30:05 (4 days ago) 
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Veterinarians on Thursday were trying to save the leg of a fluffy white dog named Gordo who was run down by a stolen van during a wild police chase that was captured live by television helicopters....
Congress OKs bill to cut rape evidence backlog
  Source: AP Top Political News 2014-09-18 18:30:05 (4 days ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress has voted to renew an expiring program that helps state and local governments cut their backlogs of unexamined DNA evidence in rape cases....




Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2014-09-18 18:30:03 (4 days ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) -- Home Depot said that 56 million debit and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada. That makes it the second-largest breach for a retailer on record....
Feds act to stop cyber-bullying, whatever it is, at some future point
  Source: The Register 2014-09-18 18:22:50 (4 days ago) 
Feds act to stop cyber-bullying, whatever it is, at some future point
  Source: The Register 2014-09-18 18:22:49 (4 days ago) 
Bill to establish Children’s e-Safety Commissioner boosts education funds by $7.5m

Australia's Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull, and his parliamentary secretary Paul Fletcher, have jointly announced that it is working on legislation to allow the appointment of a Children’s e-Safety Commissioner.…

Day of destiny as Scotland waits its fate
  Source: The Australian | News 2014-09-18 18:22:46 (4 days ago) 
MILLIONS have turned out to vote in Scotland’s historic referendum on independence but won’t know their fate for some hours.
While you slept: Scotland votes, the duchess is sick
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-09-18 18:22:44 (4 days ago) 
The world while you were sleeping...




The terrorist recruiter Australia blames for murder plot
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-09-18 18:22:44 (4 days ago) 
Top terrorist recruiter Mohammad Baryalei is behind an Islamic State plot to murder Australians on video, police say, sparking Australia's biggest ever counter-terrorism raids and prompting warnings of a high alert for a further 18 months.
Man charged after chemical scare
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-09-18 18:22:44 (4 days ago) 
A 45-year-old man will appear in the Nelson District Court today charged with criminal damage following a chemical scare in Richmond yesterday afternoon.
Taxi's GPS tracks and fells alleged thief
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-09-18 18:22:44 (4 days ago) 
A wanted car thief has been arrested after he allegedly stole a taxi and was tracked using the car's satellite navigation system.
Driver freed after vehicle crash into Stratosphere commits suicide at another Las Vegas hotel
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-09-18 18:22:43 (4 days ago) 
Senate blocks effort to bar Obama from taking executive action on immigration
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-09-18 18:22:43 (4 days ago) 




Veterinarians try to save leg of dog struck by stolen van during wild chase in Los Angeles
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-09-18 18:22:43 (4 days ago) 
Local music notes: Radio K turns 21
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2014-09-18 18:22:42 (4 days ago) 
Radio K can booze it up all it wants now. The University of Minnesota’s intoxicating radio station (770 AM, 100.7 or 104.5 FM) will hit the streets to celebrate its 21st anniversary this week.
Dremel Releases 3D Printer
  Source: Slashdot 2014-09-18 18:22:39 (4 days ago) 
Lucas123 writes Power tool maker Dremel today announced its now selling a desktop 3D printer that it said is targeted at "the masses" with a $1,000 price tag and intuitive software. Dremel's 3D Idea Builder is a fused deposition modeling (FDM) machine that can use only one type of polymer filament, polylactide (PLA) and that comes in 10 colors. The new 3D printer has a 9-in. x 5.9-in. x 5.5-in. build area housed in a self-contained box with a detachable lid and side panels. Dremel's currently selling its machine on Amazon and The Home Depot's website, but it plans brick and mortar store sales this November.

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[Ticker] Survey: Scots voted against independence
  Source: News from EUobserver.com 2014-09-18 18:21:56 (4 days ago) 
A YouGov survey published Thursday night suggests a comfortable win for the pro-Union camp in Scotland: 54% vs. 46% in favour of independence. The survey - which is not a traditional exit poll - was carried out by phone on 1,828 voters, together with the postal votes of 800 people






Suit challenges teachers union on dues contributions
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2014-09-18 18:21:55 (4 days ago) 
During most of her 25 years as a public school teacher, Jane Ladley didn't have much use for the teachers' union, and now that she's retired she's taking things one giant step further: She's suing it.
Detectives Hugged, Comforted Suspect in Etan Patz Case
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-09-18 18:21:48 (4 days ago) 
The man suspected of killing a 6-year-old boy bursts into tears during a videotaped confession as detectives hug and comfort him.






'Bridgegate' Probe Finds No Link to Christie: Federal Sources
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-09-18 18:21:48 (4 days ago) 
Federal officials caution that the investigation begun nine months ago is ongoing and that no final determination has been made.






Kansas Court Rules Dem's Name Must Come Off Senate Ballot
  Source: MSNBC.com: Politics 2014-09-18 18:21:48 (4 days ago) 
Usually, a political foe’s withdrawal would be cause for a candidate to celebrate. But in this case, it could be bad news for the Republican.






Another sign it’s been a tough year for high-frequency trading
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2014-09-18 18:21:46 (4 days ago) 
Virtu Financial’s CEO Vincent Voila is not having a good year. First, his company’s IPO gets cancelled, and now he can’t unload his palatial Upper East Side mansion.




U.N. announces 'unprecedented' action, launches Ebola crisis mission
  Source: Los Angeles Times - World News 2014-09-18 18:21:46 (4 days ago) 
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday on an urgent resolution calling for nations to provide immediate assistance in the fight against Ebola, which WHO Director Margaret Chan called “likely the greatest peacetime challenge” the United Nations has ever faced.
Kansas Democrat Chad Taylor's name ordered off ballot
  Source: Los Angeles Times - National News 2014-09-18 18:21:46 (4 days ago) 
In a blow to Republican Sen. Pat Roberts, the Kansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck the name of a Democrat from the November ballot, pitting the embattled incumbent against a well-funded and surging independent.
New York march seeks to be largest climate change event ever
  Source: Los Angeles Times - National News 2014-09-18 18:21:46 (4 days ago) 
Meaye Ndoye, a 34-year-old student from Brooklyn, volunteers frequently in his community, but he’s never participated in the type of public march that seems to occur on a weekly basis here, calling for an end to America’s military presence in Iraq or protesting the NYPD or...
Obamacare enrollment at 7.3 million in August, down from April
  Source: Los Angeles Times - National News 2014-09-18 18:21:46 (4 days ago) 
Enrollment in health plans offered through the Affordable Care Act dipped slightly through this year, falling from about 8 million this spring to 7.3 million in mid-August, the Obama administration announced Thursday.
Quickly De-Wrinkle Your Shirt with a Spray Bottle and a Fan
  Source: Lifehacker 2014-09-18 18:21:44 (4 days ago) 

If you're a member of the "no iron" club, there are plenty of methods to keep wrinkle free. This trick speeds up the classic spray bottle technique.

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Kansas court decision lets Democrat off Senate ballot despite GOP efforts
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-09-18 18:21:34 (4 days ago) 
Morning Mail: Australian terror raids, Scotland votes, grenade launchers for US schools
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-09-18 18:21:34 (4 days ago) 
Scottish independence referendum: latest results in full
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 18:21:32 (4 days ago) 
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga review Gaga is a wonder
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 18:21:32 (4 days ago) 
England may make bid to stage Euro 2028 championship, hints Greg Dyke
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 18:21:32 (4 days ago) 




OvaGene, Hitachi Collaborate on mRNA Biomarkers for Gynecological Cancers
  Source: GenomeWeb Daily News 2014-09-18 18:21:30 (4 days ago) 

 

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Gizmodo My Dive Into Sensory Deprivation's Naked, Wet Quest for Enlightenment | Jalopnik Ferrari's O
  Source: Gawker 2014-09-18 18:21:29 (4 days ago) 

Gizmodo My Dive Into Sensory Deprivation's Naked, Wet Quest for Enlightenment | Jalopnik Ferrari's Ousted Chairman Was Right | Jezebel We Need to Talk About Women Who Regret Motherhood | Lifehacker The Biggest Resume Mistakes, According to Google's Head of HR | Kinja Popular Posts

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Thursday Night TV Is Not What It Once Was, But It's Improving
  Source: Gawker 2014-09-18 18:21:29 (4 days ago) 

Starting at 6/5c. through to primetime, Cartoon Network's showing some of its most beloved, transgressive shows: Teen Titans Go!, Steven Universe, Amazing World of Gumball and Uncle Grandpa. A good sampling if you are curious about branching out from Adventure Time and Regular Show, or about what cartoons even are today.

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EFF to Defend Student Bitcoin Developers in Court
  Source: Deeplinks 2014-09-18 18:20:41 (4 days ago) 
New Jersey Prosecutors Issue Flawed Subpoena for Tidbit Source Code

Newark, NJ - Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Staff Attorney Hanni Fakhoury will appear before a New Jersey Superior Court judge on Monday, Sept. 22 to oppose a subpoena issued to MIT students over their prize-winning Bitcoin mining program, Tidbit.

Tidbit was designed to serve as an alternative to viewing online advertising by allowing website users to help mine Bitcoins for the site they're visiting instead. It was developed in late 2013 by Jeremy Rubin and fellow classmates at MIT for the Node Knockout Hackathon, where the program ultimately won an award for innovation. The creators never made the program fully functional, serving only as a "proof of concept."

In December 2013, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs issued a subpoena to Rubin, requesting he turn over Tidbit's past and current source code, as well as other documents and agreements with any third parties. It also issued 27 formal written questions requesting additional documents and ordering Rubin to turn over information such as the names and identities of all Bitcoin wallet addresses associated with Tidbit, a list of all websites running Tidbit's code, and the name of anybody whose computer mined for Bitcoins through the use of Tidbit.

EFF represents Rubin and Tidbit in opposing the unjustifiably broad subpoena. In court, Fakhoury will argue three points:

- The State of New Jersey's attempts to target out-of-state activity is unconstitutional.

- New Jersey has no jurisdiction over Rubin or Tidbit.

- If the subpoena is upheld, Rubin and Tidbit must receive immunity. Otherwise, the court would be forcing Rubin and Tidbit to testify against themselves in violation of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and New Jersey state law.

"While the state certainly has a right to investigate consumer fraud, threatening out of state college students with subpoenas isn't the way to do it," Fakhoury said. "The students have disbanded their award-winning project. As MIT students and faculty have warned, the fear that any state can issue broad subpoenas to any student anywhere in the country will have a chilling effect on campus technological innovation beyond Tidbit."

What: Motion Hearing in Rubin v. New Jersey

Who: Hanni Fakhoury, EFF Staff Attorney

Date: Monday, Sept. 22

Time: 1:30 p.m. ET

Location: Courtroom of the Honorable Gary Furnari

Essex County Historic Court House, Courtroom 211

470 Marin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102

For the motion: https://www.eff.org/files/2014/02/03/rubin_v._nj_brief.pdf

Contacts:

Hanni Fakhoury
   Staff Attorney
   Electronic Frontier Foundation
   hanni@eff.org


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Feds: NY couple sexually exploited minors
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2014-09-18 18:20:32 (4 days ago) 




Wildfires rage in Oregon, California
  Source: CNN.com 2014-09-18 18:20:31 (4 days ago) 
Why did Brandon Marshall do that?
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2014-09-18 18:20:21 (4 days ago) 
Brandon Marshall needed to maintain control and focus his message.
Why did Brandon Marshall do that?
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2014-09-18 18:20:21 (4 days ago) 
Brandon Marshall needed to maintain control and focus his message.
The New Arab Wars
  Source: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - Carnegie Publications 2014-09-18 18:20:18 (4 days ago) 
An unprecedented number of Arab countries are in the midst of large-scale armed conflict. The patterns of these Arab wars are revealing new dynamics and impacts.
Alibaba raises nearly $22 billion in IPO
  Source: Breaking News: CBS News 2014-09-18 18:20:16 (4 days ago) 
Chinese e-commerce giant prices shares at $68, the top end of its price range; trading set to start Friday




Alibaba sets share price at $68
  Source: BBC News | World | Americas | UK Edition 2014-09-18 18:20:12 (4 days ago) 
Chinese online giant Alibaba sets the price of its shares at $68, making it one of the biggest US stock market offerings in US history.
US man denies supporting IS
  Source: BBC News | World | Americas | UK Edition 2014-09-18 18:20:12 (4 days ago) 
A man accused of planning to assist the Islamic State militant group and attempting to murder US soldiers has pleaded not guilty.
Teen with lymphatic malformations has profile photo deleted by Facebook
  Source: Ars Technica 2014-09-18 18:20:10 (4 days ago) 
"I am what I am, and I look like me, not everyone else."

On Tuesday, Norwegian news site VG reported that a 16-year-old boy found his newest Facebook profile photo deleted automatically by the site, but not for containing offensive content or misrepresenting himself. Embret Henock Haldammen, a high school student in Kristiansand, Norway, had posted his latest school portrait weeks earlier, only to receive a notice stating that "the profile picture violated Facebook's policies."

Without receiving a response clarifying what those policies were, Haldammen came to the conclusion that the image was deleted because of his face's lymphatic malformations, which he's had since birth.

"We're used to people pointing, looking, and laughing at him," Haldammen's father said to Norwegian news site Fædrelandsvennen (translated by Google). "But that Facebook acts as a youth, and not a company, is appalling." The reports also include a photo of Haldammen posing with a former Norwegian Prime Minister, which he had used as a profile photo in the past with no incident.

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Rape victim’s lawsuit shows the limits of website immunity law
  Source: Ars Technica 2014-09-18 18:20:10 (4 days ago) 
US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, Pasadena courthouse. --Mark--

In general, websites aren't responsible for the things their users do or post. That's because of a landmark federal Internet law, known as Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

The law allows sites like Yelp, Craigslist, and YouTube to host loads of user-produced content, while directing most lawsuits over that content toward the users, not the websites.

However, an appeals court ruling yesterday may join the small batch of precedents that set out the murky limits of CDA Section 230. A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has allowed (PDF) an alleged rape victim to sue ModelMayhem.com, a site she says was used by her attackers.

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Agency Can Look at Rig Owner's Role in Oil Spill
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-09-18 18:20:03 (4 days ago) 
Appeals court affirms agency's right to investigate drilling rig owner in 2010 Gulf oil spill




St. Peters pays Ron Paul campaign leader $20,000 to settle caucus arrest suit
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2014-09-18 18:20:02 (4 days ago) 
Brent Stafford had alleged he was falsely arrested for trespassing after the chaotic St. Charles County GOP presidential selection caucus in 2012.
Ellisville police will soon be wearing body cameras
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2014-09-18 18:20:02 (4 days ago) 
Chief says the recording devices will be in use within two weeks.
Suspect in ambush of Pennsylvania troopers added to most wanted list
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2014-09-18 18:20:02 (4 days ago) 
Police are still searching for 31-year-old Eric Frein
Metro Transit: The agency needs to stop overspending
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 18:12:22 (4 days ago) 
So before Seattle voters get a chance to vote on Proposition 1, to increase the sales tax and add a car-tab fee, Metro has announced the good news that it has found enough savings to reduce the cuts in bus-service reductions from 550,000 hours to 400,000 a year [“Metro belt-tightening to save
Pregame notes and lineups - Mariners vs. the ... ahem ... Angels
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 18:12:22 (4 days ago) 
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Scottish independence referendum: latest results in full
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 18:12:20 (4 days ago) 
What are your hopes for the future of Scotland?
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 18:12:19 (4 days ago) 
England may make bid to stage Euro 2028 championship, hints Greg Dyke
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 18:12:19 (4 days ago) 
SEC charges 8 in pump-and-dump stock scheme that targeted Ohio investors
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-09-18 18:12:05 (4 days ago) 
Investigators say investors in Northeast Ohio were hit by a sophisticated pump-and-dump scheme.
Vote counting starts in Scotland on independence referendum
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-09-18 18:12:05 (4 days ago) 
As soon as the polls closed, vote counting began at 32 regional centers across Scotland. The final result on the independence vote is expected sometime after 1 a.m. EDT Friday.




Memorial services, candlelight vigil set for Akron bus driver who died saving 10-year-old girl
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-09-18 18:12:05 (4 days ago) 
The bus driver who died Tuesday saving a 10-year-old student at Middlebury Academy in Akron had recently survived breast cancer.
Machine Gun Kelly kicks off Limp Bizkit tour, releases 'Wanna Ball' video
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-09-18 18:12:05 (4 days ago) 
Machine Gun Kelly will spend much of the fall touring with Limp Bizkit and promoting his new film "Beyond the Lights."
Afghan trainees with DEA disappear while on weekend outing
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2014-09-18 18:11:26 (4 days ago) 
The duo, part of a group of Afghan policeman taking part in a special group within the agency vanished during a weekend outing
More Marines needed for U.S. Embassy security, report finds
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2014-09-18 18:11:26 (4 days ago) 
More than two years after the Benghazi attack, State Department inspector general finds only "modest" progress on security goals
UW-Milwaukee fraternity probed over drugs slipped into party drinks
  Source: JS Online 2014-09-18 18:11:23 (4 days ago) 
UW-Milwaukee police executed a search warrant Tuesday at the Tau Kappa Epsilon frat house after a party last Friday left several people severely intoxicated.




Court: Chad Taylor's name is off the Kansas ballot
  Source: Daily Kos 2014-09-18 18:10:24 (4 days ago) 
Republican Sen. Pat Roberts The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday afternoon that Democrat Chad Taylor’s name should be removed from the November ballot in the state’s Senate race.

The decision comes as a rebuke to Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s efforts to keep Taylor’s name on the ballot. More importantly, it is a further blow to Republican Senator Pat Roberts’s bid to win re-election against independent candidate Greg Orman.

Democratic nominee Chad Taylor dropped out of the race on September 3rd in an effort to consolidate the anti-Roberts vote around Orman. The next day, however, Kobach said that the letter in which Taylor announced his withdrawal from the race was insufficient to remove his name from the ballot because it did not state that Taylor would be “incapable” of serving if elected, as Kobach argued it should have. Democrats wasted no time in taking Kobach to court, arguing that it should be enough that Taylor's letter stated that he was withdrawing “pursuant to” the relevant statute.

The tone of Tuesday's oral arguments led observers to suspect that the Supreme Court was preparing to remove Taylor's name from the ballot, and today the judges did just that. The ruling states that "Taylor's letter effectively declares he is incapable of fulfilling the duties of office if elected."

While Orman's bid would not have been doomed had Taylor stayed on the ballot, this should ease his road to victory: Wednesday Fox News released a poll in which Orman led Roberts 48 percent to 42 percent in a two-way race. But when Taylor's name was read to respondents, it was Roberts who veered ahead 40 percent to 38 percent, with Taylor at 11. The dynamic was the same in an August poll taken by PPP.

But there's a question left: Do Democrats need to appoint a replacement? Republicans have argued that state statutes require it, and Kobach has said that he will demand that Democrats hold a nominating convention. In its ruling today, the Court explicitly avoided that question: "Nor do we need to act on Kobach's allegation that a ruling for Taylor would require the Dem Party State Committee to name his replacement." The issue is that there is really very little time left to litigate this: Absentee and overseas ballots will start being printed in the coming days. For Democrats to appoint a replacement will require a new round of litigation, a new judicial hearing and a new ruling, and then still more time for Democrats to organize and hold a nominating convention. The irony is that by pressing the issue of whether Taylor can withdraw from the ballot at all, Kobach may have wasted the time he needed to push this second issue.

2:59 PM PT (Jeff Singer): Roberts would have been in trouble even if Taylor's name was on the ballot, but this decision further complicates his situation. As a result, we're moving this race from Lean Republican to Tossup. Kansas' dark red nature may very well save Roberts, but there's no doubt that he's in for a real fight.

Jets' Vick says Goodell doing 'great job'
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-09-18 18:10:13 (4 days ago) 
Friday Throwdown: Does the NFL know what it's doing on player misconduct?
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-09-18 18:10:13 (4 days ago) 
Suffolk district attorney hires special dog to comfort people in emotional distress
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2014-09-18 18:10:12 (4 days ago) 
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Murphy interested in Fulham job
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-09-18 18:10:11 (4 days ago) 
Former Fulham midfielder Danny Murphy would consider becoming the Cottagers' new manager after Felix Magath is sacked.




In wake of beheadings, Busch Gardens removes props
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2014-09-18 18:10:06 (4 days ago) 
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Busch Gardens removed some props from their Halloween attractions after people in Virginia complained about decapitated heads, the theme park said Thursday....
Detectives comforted suspect in missing boy case
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2014-09-18 18:10:05 (4 days ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) -- The man suspected of killing a 6-year-old boy in one of New York City's most notorious missing children's cases bursts into tears during a videotaped confession as detectives hug and comfort him, assuring him that he did the right thing by coming forward....
In wake of beheadings, Busch Gardens removes props
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2014-09-18 18:10:05 (4 days ago) 
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Busch Gardens removed some props from their Halloween attractions after people in Virginia complained about decapitated heads, the theme park said Thursday....
First Lady Highlights College Signing Day in Latest Upworthy Post
  Source: White House.gov Blog Feed 2014-09-18 18:03:24 (4 days ago) 

Last week, First Lady Michelle Obama joined the site Upworthy as a guest curator to share content to inspire young people to reach higher and take charge of their future. Her first post highlighted inspiring stories from first-generation students at Kansas State University who have overcome challenges, and in her latest post she shares a powerful video of a College Signing Day assembly in San Antonio.

College Signing Day is special event to honor students who have committed to continue their education beyond high school. In May, the First Lady joined more than 2,000 San Antonio high school seniors for the community-wide event:

The fact is, a generation ago our country had the highest percentage of college graduates in the world. But today, we have dropped all the way to 12th. And that’s unacceptable. That’s not who we are. And all of you have a role to play to help get us get back on top, because the education you get today won’t just help you compete; it’s going to help our entire country compete in a global economy. 

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A New Solar Energy Job-Training Pilot Program for Veterans
  Source: White House.gov Blog Feed 2014-09-18 18:03:24 (4 days ago) 

Solar energy is shattering records in the United States. Since President Obama took office, installed solar power has increased 13-fold, topping nearly 16 gigawatts today – enough to power the equivalent of 3.2 million average American homes. As solar energy continues to grow, it is becoming a major source of high-paying American jobs – employing nearly 143,000 full-time professionals last year.

During the next decade, the solar industry is slated to grow even more. The next generation of skilled professionals will be key to the industry’s effort to meet the demand for this clean, renewable energy. That’s why the Energy Department is launching a pilot solar installation training program to provide military veterans who are transitioning out of active duty with the skills needed to become the leaders of the nation’s clean energy economy.

The solar industry has long taken a leading role in hiring veterans, employing more service members than any other sector in the U.S. Building on this tradition, the SunShot Initiative’s Solar Instructor Training Network – which aims to train 50,000 new solar installers in total by 2020, some of who will be veterans – is partnering with up to three military bases to create a veterans solar job training pilot project this fall.

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Ahead of UN climate summit, leading investors urge transition to low-carbon economy
  Source: UN News Centre - Top Stories 2014-09-18 18:03:21 (4 days ago) 
Just days before United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convenes his much-anticipated climate summit, more than 340 global institutional investors representing over $24 trillion in assets are calling on Governments to take action that supports, rather than limits, investments in clean energy and climate solutions.
UN Launches ‘Unprecedented’ Mission to Combat Ebola
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-09-18 18:02:50 (4 days ago) 
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Want to Quit Smoking? Eat a Magic Mushroom
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-09-18 18:02:50 (4 days ago) 
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Kansas Court: Remove Democrat From Senate Ballot
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-09-18 18:02:50 (4 days ago) 
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Alibaba Delivers on Biggest U.S. IPO With $21.8 billion Offering
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-09-18 18:02:50 (4 days ago) 
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Kansas Supreme Court orders state to honor Democrat's wish to get off ballot in Senate race
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-09-18 18:02:44 (4 days ago) 
10 death row inmates challenge Tennessee law that could force them to die by electric chair
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-09-18 18:02:44 (4 days ago) 
University of California unveils plan for system-wide efforts targeting sexual abuse
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-09-18 18:02:44 (4 days ago) 
Alibaba poised for stock market stardom with expected biggest ever IPO that could raise $25B
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-09-18 18:02:44 (4 days ago) 
Appeals court affirms agency's right to investigate drilling rig owner in 2010 Gulf oil spill
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-09-18 18:02:44 (4 days ago) 




NFL domestic violence: What's next for Peterson, Hardy and the rest
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-09-18 18:02:44 (4 days ago) 
A Beginner's Guide To Programming With Swift
  Source: Slashdot 2014-09-18 18:02:40 (4 days ago) 
Nerval's Lobster (2598977) writes Earlier this year, Apple executives unveiled Swift, which is meant to eventually replace Objective-C as the programming language of choice for Macs and iOS devices. Now that iOS 8's out, a lot of developers who build apps for Apple's platforms will likely give Swift a more intensive look. While Apple boasts that Swift makes programming easy, it'll take some time to learn how the language works. A new walkthrough by developer David Bolton shows how to build a very simple app in Swift, complete with project files (hosted on SourceForge) so you can follow along. A key takeaway: while some Swift features do make programming easier, there's definitely a learning curve here.

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White House Unveils Strategy to Combat Antibiotic Resistance
  Source: Scientific American - News 2014-09-18 18:02:38 (4 days ago) 
A new science advisory panel assessment sparks executive actions to tamp down the threat of a future without lifesaving drugs

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White House Unveils Strategy to Combat Antibiotic Resistance
  Source: Scientific American 2014-09-18 18:02:37 (4 days ago) 
A new science advisory panel assessment sparks executive actions to tamp down the threat of a future without lifesaving drugs

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DealBook: Alibaba Raises $21.8 Billion in Initial Public Offering
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2014-09-18 18:02:00 (4 days ago) 
The Chinese Internet juggernaut priced its shares at $68 each, which will help make the initial stock sale one of the biggest on record.
Home Depot says malware affected 56M payment cards
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2014-09-18 18:01:55 (4 days ago) 
Murder Suspect's Brother Arrested in Holly Bobo Case
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-09-18 18:01:45 (4 days ago) 
Another man — the brother of the original suspect — has been arrested in connection with the murder Holly Bobo, officials said Thursday.






Couple in Amish Kidnapping Case Hit With Federal Charges
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-09-18 18:01:45 (4 days ago) 
The couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters in northern New York were charged Thursday in federal court with sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography.










The Wall Street Journal: Alibaba’s IPO prices at $68 a share
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2014-09-18 18:01:41 (4 days ago) 
The $21.8 billion offering by the Chinese e-commerce giant is among the biggest ever.
Alabama judge urged to resign over domestic violence incident
  Source: Los Angeles Times - National News 2014-09-18 18:01:41 (4 days ago) 
A federal judge from Alabama who was arrested last month on charges of battering and kicking his wife in an Atlanta hotel room is facing growing calls to resign, including from lawmakers who say jurists should not be treated more leniently than pro football players.
Federal police take over Parliament House security after reported threat
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-09-18 18:01:30 (4 days ago) 
What are your hopes for the future of Scotland?
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2014-09-18 18:01:29 (4 days ago) 
What are your hopes for the future of Scotland?
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 18:01:28 (4 days ago) 




R&A decision to admit women is hailed as symbolic moment for sport
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 18:01:28 (4 days ago) 
Texas mother's murder conviction overturned in salt poison case
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 18:01:28 (4 days ago) 

Hannah Overton, convicted of murder after her foster child died of salt poisoning, wins in court of criminal appeals after years in prison

A mother found guilty of murder after her foster child died of salt poisoning has had her 2007 conviction overturned by the Texas court of criminal appeals.

Hannah Overtons attorneys are now seeking to expedite confirmation that the decision is final so she can be released on bail, which would allow her to embrace her family for the first time in seven years. They are also waiting to hear from the Nueces County district attorneys office, which could seek a re-trial on the murder charge, pursue a lesser charge or dismiss the case.

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Oracle founder Larry Ellison resigns after 35 years as CEO
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 18:01:28 (4 days ago) 
CIA chief: 'If I've done something wrong, I'll stand up and admit it'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 18:01:28 (4 days ago) 
Knob-Wrenching Nightmare Tiesto Is Now a Venture Capitalist
  Source: Gawker 2014-09-18 18:01:25 (4 days ago) 

Tech loves their celebrity-backed apps, even if they rarely pan out . Now the feverish push to spin every star into a startup has pulled in a group of DJs, anchored in part by the Dutch dance manbrand Tiesto.

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Rob Ford Releases Statement From Hospital: "Toronto Needs Doug Ford"
  Source: Gawker 2014-09-18 18:01:25 (4 days ago) 

Rob Ford released an audio statement from the hospital today where he is prepared to undergo chemotherapy for a "rare" malignant tumor in his abdomen. He doesn't sound great. Ford urges the people of Toronto, however, to vote for his brother Doug for mayor.

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Darrien's day: Controversy put aside as man shot by police is laid to rest
  Source: deseretnews.com - Top Stories 2014-09-18 18:00:37 (4 days ago) 
Funeral services were held Thursday for Darrien Hunt, the Saratoga Springs man shot and killed by police.
Seven Mitsubishi Electric Corp. and Hitachi Automotive Supply Ltd. Executives Indicted for Roles in Conspiracy to Fix Prices
  Source: Current 2014-09-18 18:00:33 (4 days ago) 
— Detroit
Penny Stock Fraud Nets Millions
  Source: Current 2014-09-18 18:00:33 (4 days ago) 
— Cleveland
Alleged Shooter of Two Pennsylvania State Troopers Added to FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List
  Source: Current 2014-09-18 18:00:33 (4 days ago) 
— Philadelphia




Black and blue in the Bluegrass State
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2014-09-18 18:00:32 (4 days ago) 
NFL player cut for violent history
  Source: CNN.com 2014-09-18 18:00:29 (4 days ago) 
Sara Ganim reports that the Arizona Cardinals have released running back Chris Rainey for his history of domestic abuse.
5 other secessionist movements
  Source: CNN.com 2014-09-18 18:00:29 (4 days ago) 
"Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country?"
Quiz: How Scottish are you?
  Source: CNN.com 2014-09-18 18:00:29 (4 days ago) 
Photos: Voting
  Source: CNN.com 2014-09-18 18:00:29 (4 days ago) 




Teacher wanted for alleged sex assault of student detained in Bosnia
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2014-09-18 18:00:19 (4 days ago) 
A Lake Forest man wanted on charges that he sexually assaulted a former Gavin South Middle School student has been arrested in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Lake County authorities confirmed.
Teacher wanted for alleged sex assault of student detained in Bosnia
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2014-09-18 18:00:19 (4 days ago) 
A Lake Forest man wanted on charges that he sexually assaulted a former Gavin South Middle School student has been arrested in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Lake County authorities confirmed.






Kansas court: Remove Democrat from Senate ballot
  Source: AP Top News 2014-09-18 18:00:07 (4 days ago) 
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas must remove the name of the Democratic candidate against Republican Sen. Pat Roberts from the ballot, the state Supreme Court declared Thursday, in a unanimous ruling that could influence the fight for control of the U.S. Senate. The court's decision leaves Democrats without a candidate, potentially making it easier for independent candidate Greg Orman to defeat the three-term incumbent. Republicans have counted on Roberts winning re-election in GOP-leaning Kansas...
UC system plan calls for anti-sex abuse effort
  Source: AP Top California Headlines 2014-09-18 18:00:07 (4 days ago) 
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Responding to federal pressure, the University of California is planning a system-wide effort to address college sexual assaults that would require educating all students, staff and faculty about the problem, supporting victims and properly training investigators....
Watch: Australia Thwarts ISIS Terror Plot; Man Arrested for Arson in CA's King Fire
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-09-18 18:00:02 (4 days ago) 
HEADLINE: Australia Thwarts ISIS Terror Plot; Man Arrested for Arson in CA's King Fire CAPTION: Australia police foil an alleged terror plot, Scots head to the polls for independence vote, and police says Cardinal's Jonathan Dwyer head-butted wife.




Death Row Inmates Contest Tenn. Electric Chair Law
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-09-18 18:00:02 (4 days ago) 
10 death row inmates challenge Tennessee law that could force them to die by electric chair
UC System Plan Calls for Anti-Sex Abuse Effort
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-09-18 18:00:02 (4 days ago) 
University of California unveils plan for system-wide efforts targeting sexual abuse
Detectives Comforted Suspect in Missing Boy Case
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-09-18 18:00:02 (4 days ago) 
Taped confession shows NYPD detectives hugging, comforting murder suspect in missing boy case
NY Developer to Invest $108 Million in Puerto Rico
  Source: ABC News: International 2014-09-18 18:00:02 (4 days ago) 
New York developer to invest $108 million in Puerto Rico apartment-commercial project
7 Killed While Working on Guinea Ebola Education Campaign
  Source: ABC News: International 2014-09-18 18:00:02 (4 days ago) 
Prime minister: 7 killed by angry residents while on Ebola education trip.




Trooper ambush suspect added to most wanted list
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2014-09-18 18:00:02 (4 days ago) 
SCRANTON, Pa. • Cpl. Bryon Dickson was an impeccable officer who put his family first, friends and colleagues said Thursday at the slain state police trooper's funeral, hours before his suspec…
Hazelwood spares senior bus service from budget ax — for now
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2014-09-18 18:00:02 (4 days ago) 
Plea keeps service in place but while several other programs are cut. 
Good news on economy pushes stocks to record highs
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2014-09-18 18:00:02 (4 days ago) 
Investors pleased by Fed move, signs of improved hiring.
Floods swamp Texas; deputy missing in Austin
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2014-09-18 17:53:12 (4 days ago) 

Heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Odile swamped Texas on Thursday.

       
In cop's retrial, attorneys at odds over how girl died
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2014-09-18 17:53:12 (4 days ago) 

Aiyana Stanley-Jones was killed in 2010 when police officer Joseph Weekley's gun went off.

       




Man accused of deliberately igniting Calif. fire
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2014-09-18 17:53:12 (4 days ago) 

He's in jail on $10 million bail.

       
White House rebuffs Ukraine appeal for weapons
  Source: USATODAY.com News - Top Stories 2014-09-18 17:53:12 (4 days ago) 

"One cannot win a war with blankets," Ukraine President Poroshenko told Congress.

       
Seahawks vs. Broncos: Denver No. 1, Seattle drops in most NFL power rankings
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 17:52:28 (4 days ago) 
Some of the major NFL power rankings are out, and the Seahawks dropped out of the top spot after their loss to the Chargers on Sunday. In all but one poll I found, the Denver Broncos are No. 1, and the Seahawks are No. 2 in many of the rankings.
Louis van Gaal will succeed at Manchester United, says Arjen Robben
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 17:52:25 (4 days ago) 
R&A decision to admit women is hailed as symbolic moment for sport
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 17:52:25 (4 days ago) 




Andy Murray will play for GB in Davis Cup whatever outcome of Scottish vote
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 17:52:25 (4 days ago) 
Newcastle Uniteds Alan Pardew accuses critics of mass hysteria
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 17:52:25 (4 days ago) 
Texas mother's murder conviction overturned in salt poison case
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 17:52:25 (4 days ago) 

Hannah Overton, convicted of murder after her foster child died of salt poisoning, wins in court of criminal appeals after years in prison

A mother found guilty of murder after her foster child died of salt poisoning has had her 2007 conviction overturned by the Texas court of criminal appeals.

Hannah Overtons attorneys are now seeking to expedite confirmation that the decision is final so she can be released on bail, which would allow her to embrace her family for the first time in seven years. They are also waiting to hear from the Nueces County district attorneys office, which could seek a re-trial on the murder charge, pursue a lesser charge or dismiss the case.

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Oracle founder Larry Ellison resigns after 35 years as CEO
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 17:52:25 (4 days ago) 
CIA chief: 'If I've done something wrong, I'll stand up and admit it'
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 17:52:25 (4 days ago) 




All Blacks worst World Cup rival 'themselves'
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-09-18 17:52:17 (4 days ago) 
A quartet of top British rugby writers have declared the World Cup is New Zealand's to lose.
How to make a Mai Tai cocktail (recipe and video): Kristel's CLE
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-09-18 17:52:07 (4 days ago) 
We learn how to make Toast Cleveland Wine Bar's Mai Tai cocktail made with local Cleveland ingredients.
Attorney, NAACP address charges that Christopher Heben lied about Bath Township shooting (videos)
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-09-18 17:52:07 (4 days ago) 
Christopher Heben's attorney, James Burdon, and the Akron chapter of the NAACP, spoke after Heben's arraignment in Akron Municipal Court.
Royal and Ancient Golf Club Votes to Admit Women
  Source: NYT > Most E-mailed Articles 2014-09-18 17:51:34 (4 days ago) 
The Scottish club had been under pressure to open its membership beyond the current 2,400 men. Members voted by proxy from around the world on Thursday.
DMV computers go down for nearly two hours
  Source: JS Online 2014-09-18 17:51:22 (4 days ago) 
The outage prevented the state from issuing ID cards and driver’s licenses at all the state’s centers.




Scott Brown spent how much on makeup and grooming?
  Source: Daily Kos 2014-09-18 17:50:23 (4 days ago) 
Those all-American good looks don't come cheap. Now this is how you effectively troll Scott Brown.
A Democratic group is asking the IRS to investigate New Hampshire Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown for deducting thousands of dollars of makeup and grooming expenses on his taxes.

“Grooming expenses, including haircuts and nail maintenance, are inherently personal expenses, and repeatedly have been determined to be non-deductible,” Brad Woodhouse, a Democratic operative and treasurer of the American Democracy Legal Fund, wrote in a letter to IRS commissioner John Koskinen dated Wednesday.

Brown’s 2010 and 2011 tax returns are not currently public, but he made them briefly available to reporters while during [sic] his unsuccessful Senate re-election campaign in Massachusetts against Democrat Elizabeth Warren in 2012. According to news reports at the time, Brown claimed deductions of $2,149 and $1,401 for “TV makeup and grooming” while promoting his memoirs.

Is it penny-ante stuff? Definitely. Does it make the point to New Hampshire voters that Scott Brown is spending thousands of dollars on makeup and grooming? Most definitely. Not only is he spending more to look pretty than any of the women I know, he's trying to get taxpayers to pick up the tab for it. That's some expert grifting.
Appeals court reconsidering Barry Bonds conviction
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-09-18 17:50:09 (4 days ago) 
Suffolk district attorney hires special dog to comfort people in emotional distress
  Source: Boston.com / News 2014-09-18 17:50:09 (4 days ago) 
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Hillsborough crowd 'downed horse'
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-09-18 17:50:07 (4 days ago) 
The first mounted police officer to give evidence at the Hillsborough inquests says his horse fell to its knees as officers lost control of the crowd outside the ground.
Alibaba sets share price at $68
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-09-18 17:50:07 (4 days ago) 
Chinese online giant Alibaba sets the price of its shares at $68, making it one of the biggest US stock market offerings in US history.




Detectives comforted suspect in missing boy case
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2014-09-18 17:50:05 (4 days ago) 
NEW YORK (AP) -- The man suspected of killing a 6-year-old boy in one of New York City's most notorious missing children's cases bursts into tears during a videotaped confession as detectives hug and comfort him, assuring him that he did the right thing by coming forward....
Kansas court: Remove Democrat from Senate ballot
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2014-09-18 17:50:04 (4 days ago) 
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to remove U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's name from the ballot, in a ruling that could influence the national fight for control of the Senate....
UN announces mission to combat Ebola, declares outbreak ‘threat to peace and security’
  Source: UN News Centre - Top Stories 2014-09-18 17:43:32 (4 days ago) 
The Security Council, in its first emergency meeting on a public health crisis, today declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to peace and security, as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that the United Nations will deploy a new emergency health mission to combat one of most horrific diseases on the planet that has shattered the lives of millions.
Grand Jury Process Raises Questions About a Ferguson Indictment
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-09-18 17:42:54 (4 days ago) 
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The U.S. Doesn’t Declare War Anymore
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-09-18 17:42:54 (4 days ago) 
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America Shrugs Off NFL Scandals, Poll Finds
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-09-18 17:42:54 (4 days ago) 
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Homegrown jihadist shoots N.J. teen 8 times, calling it a 'just kill': report
  Source: The Washington Times - national 2014-09-18 17:42:53 (4 days ago) 

A brutally murdered 19-year-old New Jersey man was allegedly targeted by a self-proclaimed homegrown jihadist who called it a "just kill," Fox News has revealed.

Brendan Tevlin, of Livingston, was stopped at a red light driving home from a friend's house on June 25 when Ali Muhammad Brown allegedly walked ...

British journalist in new IS video
  Source: The Australian | News 2014-09-18 17:42:48 (4 days ago) 
THE Islamic State group has released another hostage video, this time of a British journalist who appears in the guise of a news reader.
At UN summit, Obama to pressure foreign leaders to make bold commitments on climate change
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-09-18 17:42:46 (4 days ago) 
Taped confession shows NYPD detectives hugging, comforting murder suspect in missing boy case
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-09-18 17:42:46 (4 days ago) 




Sierra Leone to shut down for 3 days to slow Ebola
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2014-09-18 17:42:45 (4 days ago) 
Shoppers in Sierra Leone rushed to stock up on food Thursday ahead of a three-day nationwide shutdown, during which the country's 6 million people will be confined to their homes while volunteers search house-to-house for Ebola victims in hiding and hand out soap in a desperate bid to slow the accelerating outbreak.
Deputy, suspect wounded in NW Minnesota
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2014-09-18 17:42:45 (4 days ago) 
Authorities say a northwestern Minnesota sheriff's deputy and a suspect are wounded after an officer-involved shooting.
SpaceX Dragon to Launch Space Mice, 3D Printer and More for NASA
  Source: SPACE.com 2014-09-18 17:42:44 (4 days ago) 
SpaceX is due to bring some strange things to the space station this weekend: the first 3D printer to leave the plant, a batch of mutant fruit flies, a wind-watching radar, 20 mice and a mouse X-ray machine.
The Brutal End of Richard III’s Reign
  Source: Slate Articles 2014-09-18 17:42:42 (4 days ago) 

With its crude weaponry and primitive battlefield medicine, war in the Middle Ages was a very bad time to die. And according to new research, the death of Richard III—the last English king to die in battle—appears to have been particularly brutal, even by the time period’s historically high standards.

Next Android To Enable Local Encryption By Default Too, Says Google
  Source: Slashdot 2014-09-18 17:42:41 (4 days ago) 
An anonymous reader writes The same day that Apple announced that iOS 8 will encrypt device data with a local code that is not shared with Apple, Google has pointed out that Android already offers the same feature as a user option and that the next version will enable it by default. The announcements by both major cell phone [operating system makers] underscores a new emphasis on privacy in the wake of recent government surveillance revelations in the U.S. At the same time, it leaves unresolved the tension between security and convenience when both companies' devices are configured to upload user content to iCloud and Google+ servers for backup and synchronization across devices, servers and content to which Apple and Google do have access.

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Revis a success in New England
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-09-18 17:42:37 (4 days ago) 
Vote counting begins in Scotland on independence
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-09-18 17:42:37 (4 days ago) 
A man arrives at the gates of heaven...
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-09-18 17:42:36 (4 days ago) 

...St. Peter looks through his book and tells him "I don't see any reason why we should let you in. You don't seem to have done anything worthy in your life."

The guy replies: "what about the time I was driving and saw a woman with a flat tire beside the road? A bunch of bikers had surrounded her and were giving her a hard time. I stopped and got out; they turned on me so I grabbed a tire iron and told them to back off."

St. Peter: "You really did that? When did this happen?"

The guy: "About 5 minutes ago!"

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Cardinals Act Swiftly to Distance Themselves From Jonathan Dwyer
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2014-09-18 17:42:02 (4 days ago) 
The team placed the running back on the reserve/non-football illness list, ending his season a day after he was arrested on domestic violence charges.
News: The Scottish Independence Referendum: Live Updates on the Vote
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2014-09-18 17:42:02 (4 days ago) 
Dispatches from New York Times reporters in Britain, with social media reports and observations from journalists, activists, voters and bloggers.




FBI adds Frein to Ten Most Wanted List, and reward reaches $175,000
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2014-09-18 17:41:57 (4 days ago) 
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. - Just a few hours after the funeral in Scranton of state police Cpl. Bryon Dickson, the FBI announced on Thursday that Eric Frein had been added to the bureau's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List, and the reward for his capture has been increased to $175,000.
Homegrown jihadist shoots N.J. teen 8 times, calling it a 'just kill': report
  Source: Nation/Politics - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2014-09-18 17:41:52 (4 days ago) 

A brutally murdered 19-year-old New Jersey man was allegedly targeted by a self-proclaimed homegrown jihadist who called it a "just kill," Fox News has revealed.

Brendan Tevlin, of Livingston, was stopped at a red light driving home from a friend's house on June 25 when Ali Muhammad Brown allegedly walked ...

Lingerie Party for Teens Sparks Outrage
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-09-18 17:41:49 (4 days ago) 
A club planned to host a lingerie party and targeted teens as young 16-years-old to join. Jim Spiewak reports.
'America's War, Too': Ukraine's President Calls on Congress
  Source: MSNBC.com: Politics 2014-09-18 17:41:49 (4 days ago) 
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on Congress to provide more help to combat the Russian-backed insurgency.
Larry Ellison guided Oracle through major shifts in IT
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2014-09-18 17:41:47 (4 days ago) 
Larry Ellison led Oracle through major shifts in corporate IT but fumbled in the latest change, the move to cloud computing.




Does Samsung really need three CEOs?
  Source: MarketWatch.com - Top Stories 2014-09-18 17:41:47 (4 days ago) 
Samsung Electronics appointed two more CEOs to jointly steer the company’s fortunes last year, but experts say history suggests two (or three) heads are not always better than one.
Curb Specific Food Cravings with "Sensory Simulation"
  Source: Lifehacker 2014-09-18 17:41:45 (4 days ago) 

If you find your constantly craving sweet or salty foods, a recent study showed that over-stimulating your brain with pictures of those foods may help kill your desire for them.

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Texas mother's murder conviction overturned in salt poison case
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-09-18 17:41:34 (4 days ago) 

Hannah Overton, convicted of murder after her foster child died of salt poisoning, wins in court of criminal appeals after years in prison

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CIA chief: 'If I've done something wrong, I'll stand up and admit it'
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-09-18 17:41:34 (4 days ago) 
Scottish independence: ballot boxes opened in Edinburgh as counting gets under way - video
  Source: Guardian Unlimited Politics 2014-09-18 17:41:33 (4 days ago) 




Louis van Gaal will succeed at Manchester United, says Arjen Robben
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 17:41:33 (4 days ago) 
Andy Murray will play for GB in Davis Cup whatever outcome of Scottish vote
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 17:41:33 (4 days ago) 
Newcastle Uniteds Alan Pardew accuses critics of mass hysteria
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 17:41:33 (4 days ago) 
The NSA Helped Israel Blackmail Palestinians
  Source: Gawker 2014-09-18 17:41:29 (4 days ago) 

Scores of former members of Israeli military intelligence's very secret and quite elite Unit 8200 have publicly refused to collect information that is "used for political persecution" or "driving parts of Palestinian society against itself." Courteous allies at the NSA, we now know, helped make that spying possible.

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TechCrunch Takes Brave Stand Against Sexism Towards Men
  Source: Gawker 2014-09-18 17:41:29 (4 days ago) 

The internet's app release bulletin board of record is expanding into new territory: MRA editorials, straight from the dankest depths of some godforsaken subreddit.

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Homegrown jihadist shoots N.J. teen 8 times, calling it a 'just kill': report
  Source: Front - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper 2014-09-18 17:41:29 (4 days ago) 

A brutally murdered 19-year-old New Jersey man was allegedly targeted by a self-proclaimed homegrown jihadist who called it a "just kill," Fox News has revealed.

Brendan Tevlin, of Livingston, was stopped at a red light driving home from a friend's house on June 25 when Ali Muhammad Brown allegedly walked ...

New Mormon Message video highlights how much good mothers do
  Source: deseretnews.com - Top Stories 2014-09-18 17:40:42 (4 days ago) 
In a Mormon Message video published Wednesday, a mother is shown going about her daily tasks.
Al Qaeda branch in South Asia launches first assault
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2014-09-18 17:40:33 (4 days ago) 
President Obama: Fight antibiotic resistance
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2014-09-18 17:40:33 (4 days ago) 
CNN Student News - September 19, 2014
  Source: CNN.com Recently Published/Updated 2014-09-18 17:40:33 (4 days ago) 




Squabbling inside GOP over Syria
  Source: CNN.com - Politics 2014-09-18 17:40:32 (4 days ago) 
President signs order to fight superbugs
  Source: CNN.com - Health 2014-09-18 17:40:32 (4 days ago) 
The rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria could lead to a future full of untreatable infections, experts have warned us for years.
8 bodies, including 3 journalists, found after attack on Ebola education team
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2014-09-18 17:40:23 (4 days ago) 
Eight bodies, including those of three journalists, were found after an attack on a team trying to educate locals on the risks of the Ebola virus in a remote area of southeastern Guinea, a government spokesman said on Thursday.
8 bodies, including 3 journalists, found after attack on Ebola education team
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2014-09-18 17:40:22 (4 days ago) 
Eight bodies, including those of three journalists, were found after an attack on a team trying to educate locals on the risks of the Ebola virus in a remote area of southeastern Guinea, a government spokesman said on Thursday.
New updates to NICE computers in the IT department
  Source: CERN Hot News 2014-09-18 17:40:21 (4 days ago) 

Vf en bas
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Dear NICE User,

Important updates will be applied to the NICE computers in the IT department today (Friday, 19th September), including Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft updates. In addition to this, Oracle Java 8 will be upgraded to 8u20.

A reboot will be required immediately after the installation of Internet Explorer 11, which will be forced on Monday 22nd September at 12h30.

Another reboot will be necessary after the installation of Microsoft updates, which in turn will be forced on Monday 22nd September at 17h30.

You can find more details under the following links:

- Internet Explorer 11
https://espace.cern.ch/winservices-help/NICEApplications/Pages/Internet-Explorer-11.aspx

- Microsoft September 2014 updates
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-Sep

- Oracle Java 8 update 20
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/8u20-relnotes-2257729.html

 

If you want to learn how to schedule the installation at the moment which is least disturbing for you, please visit the following page: https://winservices.web.cern.ch/winservices/Help/?kbid=010230.

Best regards,

The NICE Team

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Cher utilisateur NICE,

Un lot important de mises à jour sera appliqué à toutes les machines NICE du département IT aujourd’hui (vendredi 19 septembre), incluant Internet Explorer 11 et les mises à jour Microsoft. En plus, Oracle Java 8 sera mis à jour en version 8u20.

Un redémarrage sera nécessaire immédiatement après l’installation d’Internet Explorer 11, qui sera forcée lundi 22 septembre à 12h30.

Un autre redémarrage sera nécessaire suite à l’installation des mises à jour Microsoft, qui sera lundi 22 septembre à 17h30.

Plus de détails concernant le contenu:

- Internet Explorer 11
https://espace.cern.ch/winservices-help/NICEApplications/Pages/Internet-Explorer-11.aspx

- Mises à jour Microsoft de septembre 2014
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-Sep

- Oracle Java 8 update 20
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/8u20-relnotes-2257729.html

 

Pour savoir comment planifier l'installation au moment qui vous convient le mieux, merci de lire la page: https://winservices.web.cern.ch/winservices/Help/?kbid=010230.

Cordialement,
L'Equipe NICE





BSO looking for more possible victims of barhopping women who seduce, then steal
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2014-09-18 17:40:17 (4 days ago) 
Two women accused of picking up men at Blue Martini bars, drugging their drinks and robbing them are facing theft charges. Now, detectives are looking for other men who may have been similarly duped, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.






Accused pimp convicted in kidnap, sex trafficking case
  Source: Breaking News / South Florida Sun-Sentinel 2014-09-18 17:40:17 (4 days ago) 
An admitted drug dealer was convicted Thursday of kidnapping and beating his prostitute ex-girlfriend in May.






Sunny season draws to a close in OC
  Source: baltimoresun.com - news 2014-09-18 17:40:12 (4 days ago) 
Smoking restrictions on the horizon for next year

There were signs of change in Ocean City this summer. And perhaps all the news from the resort town helped bolster tourism.
Predictions for Ravens at Browns
  Source: baltimoresun.com - news 2014-09-18 17:40:12 (4 days ago) 
The Baltimore Sun's panel of football experts predicts which team will win Sunday's AFC North showdown in Cleveland between the Ravens and the upstart Browns.
Craigslist thrill killers sentenced to life in prison
  Source: Ars Technica 2014-09-18 17:40:09 (4 days ago) 

The Barbours. Fox8 WGHP Two newlyweds were each handed a life sentence Thursday for luring a stranger to his death via a Craigslist advertisement.

The Pennsylvania federal judge who sentenced Miranda Barbour, 19, and Elytte Barbour, 22, said the sentence, which prohibits parole, was necessary for their "permanent removal" from society.

The pair killed Troy LaFerrara, 42, of Central Pennsylvania in a scene local media described as right out of a horror movie.

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Busch Gardens Removes Some Halloween Props
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-09-18 17:40:03 (4 days ago) 
Busch Gardens in Florida, Virginia, removes props after complaints in wake of beheadings
Questions, Answers on Cameras for Border Patrol
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-09-18 17:40:03 (4 days ago) 
Questions, answers on potential use of body cameras by US Border Patrol agents
Ellisville police to be wearing body cameras soon
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2014-09-18 17:40:02 (4 days ago) 
Chief says the recording devices will be in use within two weeks.
Bridgeton Landfill fire is not moving toward radioactive waste, consultants say
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2014-09-18 17:40:02 (4 days ago) 
They contradict report issued last month by a consultant for the state.
White House declines Ukraine's appeal for military aid
  Source: USATODAY.com World - Top Stories 2014-09-18 17:33:03 (4 days ago) 

"We are witnessing another attempt at dividing the world," Ukraine's President Poroshenko told lawmakers.

        




Percentage of American women getting free birth control rises rapidly
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 17:32:18 (4 days ago) 
More American women are getting free birth control in the wake of the Affordable Care Act, which requires most private insurance plans to pay for contraception with no co-pay or other out-of-pocket costs.
Religion events: Jason Gray, icons, chamber music, St. Augustine benefit, Arts Tremont
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-09-18 17:32:05 (4 days ago) 
Jason GrayCentricity Music  Singer Jason Gray in North Ridgeville Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Jason Gray will bring his With Every Act of Love tour, featuring guest artists Unspoken, Lindsay McCaul and the new band Carrollton, to Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church in North...
Progressive winners play ball on Indians' home field (video and photo gallery)
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-09-18 17:32:05 (4 days ago) 
Progressive Insurance picked dozens of customers to tour Progressive Field and hobnob with retired Indians legend Len Barker, who pitched a perfect game in 1981, and Slider, the Indians mascot.
Dow, S&P 500 notch record highs; Walmart adding 60,000 seasonal workers; Microsoft cuts 2,100 workers: P.M. Business News Links
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-09-18 17:32:05 (4 days ago) 
Also, European stocks rise on expectations Federal Reserve will keep monetary policy loose; gold futures recover following overnight selling; jobless claims drop significantly from prior week; Americans' net worth boosted to record high in second quarter; federal grand jury indicts seven Japanese auto supplier executives for price-fixing conspiracy; and Larry Ellison steps down as Oracle CEO.
New York woman suffocated son, 4, pleads guilty
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2014-09-18 17:31:26 (4 days ago) 
Manuela Morgado killed boy, 4, amid bitter custody battle with the boy's father in Westchester County




GBI investigates fatal police shooting in Savannah
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2014-09-18 17:31:26 (4 days ago) 
A police spokesperson said that a man was pronounced dead Thursday morning after apparently being shot by a police officer
Marathon bombing survivor wants to see Tsarnaev in court
  Source: Boston.com / News 2014-09-18 17:30:09 (4 days ago) 
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British Hostage Warns the West in New Islamic State Video
  Source: Boston.com / News 2014-09-18 17:30:09 (4 days ago) 
Departing from its serial beheading videos of Western hostages that have outraged the world, the Islamic State released a new video Thursday featuring a captive British journalist, seated behind a desk, explaining the group’s message and warning that America and its allies are foolishly heading into another unwinnable war.
Mayor Rob Ford vows to beat cancer
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-09-18 17:30:07 (4 days ago) 
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford thanks his supporters and tells them he will beat the rare, aggressive cancer he was diagnosed with earlier this week.
Everton 4-1 VfL Wolfsburg
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-09-18 17:30:07 (4 days ago) 
Everton make a winning return to European football as they beat Wolfsburg 4-1 in their Europa League Group H opener.




Presidential Determination -- Foreign Governments' Efforts Regarding Trafficking in Persons
  Source: White House.gov Press Office Feed 2014-09-18 17:23:36 (4 days ago) 

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE

SUBJECT:     Presidential Determination with Respect to                        Foreign Governments' Efforts Regarding                        Trafficking in Persons

 

Consistent with section 110 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (Division A of Public Law 106-386) (the "Act"), I hereby: 

Make the determination provided in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, with respect to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Russia, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe, not to provide certain funding for those countries' governments for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, until such governments comply with the minimum standards or make significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance, as may be determined by the Secretary of State in a report to the Congress pursuant to section 110(b) of the Act; 

Make the determination provided in section 110(d)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act, with respect to Cuba, Eritrea, and Syria, not to provide certain funding for those countries' governments for FY 2015, until such governments comply with the minimum standards or make significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance, as may be determined by the Secretary of State in a report to the Congress pursuant to section 110(b) of the Act; 

Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Algeria, the Central African Republic, the Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Papua New Guinea, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Uzbekistan, and Yemen, that provision to these countries' governments of all programs, projects, or activities described in sections 110(d)(1)(A)(i)-(ii) and 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States;

Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to the DRC, that provision of assistance and programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) and 110(d)(1)(B) of the

Act, with the exception of Foreign Military Sales and Foreign Military Financing for the army of the DRC, would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States;

Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to the DRC, that a partial waiver to allow funding for programs to be provided pursuant to section 1208 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2014 (Public Law 113-66), to the extent that such programs would otherwise be restricted by the Act, would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States;

Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Venezuela, that a partial waiver to allow funding for programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act designed to strengthen the democratic process in Venezuela would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States;

Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Cuba, Syria, and Eritrea, that a partial waiver to allow funding for educational and cultural exchange programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States;

Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Equatorial Guinea, that a partial waiver to allow funding described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act to advance sustainable natural resource management and biodiversity and to support the participation of government employees or officials in young leader programming would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States; Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Syria and Equatorial Guinea, that assistance described in section 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States;

Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Zimbabwe, that a partial waiver to allow funding for programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act for assistance for victims of trafficking in persons or to combat such trafficking, programs to support the promotion of health, good governance, education, leadership, agriculture and food security, poverty reduction, livelihoods, family planning, macroeconomic growth including anti-corruption, biodiversity and wildlife protection, and programs that would have a significant adverse effect on vulnerable populations if suspended, would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States;

And determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to Zimbabwe, that assistance described in section 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act, which:

is a regional program, project, or activity under which the total benefit to Zimbabwe does not exceed 10 percent of the total value of such program, project, or activity; 

has as its primary objective the addressing of basic human needs, as defined by the Department of the Treasury with respect to other, existing legislative provision concerning U.S. participation in the multilateral development banks;

is complementary to or has similar policy objectives to programs being implemented bilaterally by the

United States Government;

has as its primary objective the improvement of

Zimbabwe's legal system, including in areas that impact

Zimbabwe's ability to investigate and prosecute trafficking cases or otherwise improve implementation of its antitrafficking policy, regulations, or legislation; 

is engaging a government, international organization, or civil society organization, and seeks as its primary objective(s) to:  (a) increase efforts to investigate and prosecute trafficking in persons crimes; (b) increase protection for victims of trafficking through better screening, identification, rescue/removal, aftercare

(shelter, counseling), training, and reintegration; or (c) expand prevention efforts through education and awareness campaigns highlighting the dangers of trafficking in persons or training and economic empowerment of populations clearly at risk of falling victim to trafficking; or 

is targeted macroeconomic assistance from the International Monetary Fund that strengthens the macroeconomic management capacity of Zimbabwe, would promote the purposes of the Act, or is otherwise in the national interest of the United States.

The certification required by section 110(e) of the Act is provided herewith.

You are hereby authorized and directed to submit this determination to the Congress, and to publish it in the Federal Register.

BARACK OBAMA

JetBlue CEO Is Taking Off
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-09-18 17:22:49 (4 days ago) 
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Vote Counting Begins in Scotland on Independence
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-09-18 17:22:49 (4 days ago) 
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Grand Jury Process Raises Questions About a Ferguson Indictment
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-09-18 17:22:49 (4 days ago) 
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Anti-gay Tenn. billboard 'paid for by concerned Christians' stirs debate on religion, bullying
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-09-18 17:22:42 (4 days ago) 




Busch Gardens in Florida, Virginia, removes props after complaints in wake of beheadings
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-09-18 17:22:42 (4 days ago) 
Home Depot says malware affected 56M payment cards
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2014-09-18 17:22:42 (4 days ago) 
The Home Depot estimates that a cyberattack earlier this year affected 56 million unique payment cards.
Kings sign Omri Casspi, Ryan Hollins
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-09-18 17:22:34 (4 days ago) 
"At near-light speed, we could travel to other star systems within a human lifetime, but when we arrived, everyone on earth would be long dead." At what speed does this scenario start to be a problem? How fast can we travel through space before years
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-09-18 17:22:33 (4 days ago) 
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I'm Jonathan Goldsmith, and I play the "The Most Interesting Man in the World." I don't always post to reddit, but when I do, it's for a good cause. AMA.
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-09-18 17:22:33 (4 days ago) 

I'm here with Victoria from reddit for my second AMA. Last time was a lot of fun and we raised a good amount of money for landmine and bomb removal in Vietnam. I'm asking for your help again, reddit, but this time to help clear landmines and bombs in Cambodia.

Money for landmine removal is dropping in Cambodia, but the threat remains. We need your help.

Go to www.prizeo.com/jonathan to see a video we made at a military testing facility and while there enter to win a day with me taking falconry lessons as well as an off-road driving class at the Land Rover Experience Driving school in Manchester, VT.

Sure, you could win an unforgettable day, but more importantly you will raise money to save lives and limbs.

Mines Advisory Group is doing great work.

Proof: http://i.imgur.com/ln28eag.jpg

Ok, reddit, ask me anything.

Update: It's very flattering to me that anybody wants to communicate, or cares about my position on things. And I guess the only thing I would like to share is that we can all make a difference. We have to look outside of ourselves, come from a place of service, and we can all ameliorate the human condition. Each in his own way. And giving is far more valuable than receiving. To be able to make a difference in somebody less fortunate's life is the greatest gift of all.

So I do want to thank reddit, and all of the people who have been kind enough to care about what I have to say, and who have been fans, I really appreciate it. Keep drinking responsibly, and stay thirsty for all things.

www.prizeo.com/jonathan

And I hope you will take seriously the fact that each of us can make a difference. And each of us are instrumental to change and hope and encouragement. And yes, each one of us can change the world just a little bit. And collectively we can make a helluva difference.

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What Destiny players go through when visiting the Cryptarch.
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-09-18 17:22:33 (4 days ago) 
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Un-hated Nations Convention
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-09-18 17:22:33 (4 days ago) 
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Darrell Hammond to Replace Don Pardo as the Announcer for ‘Saturday Night Live’
  Source: NYT > Home Page 2014-09-18 17:21:58 (4 days ago) 
Mr. Hammond, who will be only the second regular announcer of the show, is stepping in for Mr. Pardo, who died in August at 96.
Ex-boyfriend charged in Upper Darby woman's slaying
  Source: News -- Philly.com 2014-09-18 17:21:53 (4 days ago) 
The victim's 38-year-old ex-boyfriend has been charged with murder and related counts in the killing of an Upper Darby Township woman whose partially clothed body was found last month in her bedroom, police said Thursday.
Remnants of ODILE Public Advisory Number 35
  Source: National Hurricane Center (East Pacific) 2014-09-18 17:21:48 (4 days ago) 
The NHC has issued its final advisory on this system. Public Advisories from the Weather Prediction Center will provide updates as long as the system remains a flood threat. Issued at 300 PM MDT THU SEP 18 2014




Bachelorette Party Mom Feels 'Lucky' to Be Home
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-09-18 17:21:46 (4 days ago) 
The eight women were stranded in Cabo San Lucas when Hurricane Odile struck the beach resort. “We are eight lucky, lucky women,” they told NBC News.
Sheriff's Deputy Missing as Texas Capital Flooded
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-09-18 17:21:46 (4 days ago) 
Meteorologists warned people in affected areas of southern New Mexico and extreme-western Texas to stay home if possible.






FBI Adds Trooper Slaying Suspect to Most Wanted List
  Source: MSNBC.com: U.S. News 2014-09-18 17:21:46 (4 days ago) 
The designation comes with a $100,000 reward for information leading to the capture of Eric Frein.






EXCLUSIVE: America Shrugs Off Scandals Plaguing NFL, NBC Poll Reveals
  Source: MSNBC.com: Politics 2014-09-18 17:21:45 (4 days ago) 
Nearly 90 percent of Americans say the recent outcry about domestic violence in the NFL hasn’t changed how much professional football they watch.






Video purports to show British photographer held by Islamic State
  Source: Los Angeles Times - World News 2014-09-18 17:21:44 (4 days ago) 
A British photographer reported to have been kidnapped along with slain American journalist James Foley and held captive for two years purportedly appears in a YouTube video released on Thursday.




Talk Your Way to a Deal: How to Negotiate at These Major Retailers
  Source: Lifehacker 2014-09-18 17:21:42 (4 days ago) 

You might feel a bit foolish trying to negotiate prices at major retailers, but more and more stores are offering price match policies and other guarantees that enable you to talk down prices. Here are six major retailers where you might be able to haggle and save a buck.

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Victoria's anti-corruption watchdog doesn't have enough teeth, says expert
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-09-18 17:21:32 (4 days ago) 
Inside the battery hen shed: the farmer who wants to prove cages arent always cruel
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-09-18 17:21:32 (4 days ago) 
Isis: US welcomes France decision to launch Iraq air strikes, says John Kerry - video
  Source: Guardian Unlimited World Latest 2014-09-18 17:21:32 (4 days ago) 
The 'vision thing' competes with the fear factor on Scotland's big day
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 17:21:31 (4 days ago) 




Rory McIlroys break before Ryder Cup is right approach, says Des Smyth
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 17:21:31 (4 days ago) 
NFLs Wembley success could lead to a permanent London team
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 17:21:31 (4 days ago) 
F1 move imminent on an eight-team, 24-car grid, says Bernie Ecclestone
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 17:21:31 (4 days ago) 
Everton easily beat Wolfsburg in first Europa League match of campaign
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 17:21:31 (4 days ago) 
Scottish referendum results - live coverage of the independence vote
  Source: Guardian Unlimited 2014-09-18 17:21:31 (4 days ago) 




Bowl Half Empty: Dogs Can Be Pessimists
  Source: Discovery News - Top Stories 2014-09-18 17:20:40 (4 days ago) 
New research finds some dogs can be glass-half-empty canines that expect bad things to happen.
McConaughey out of 'Magic Mike' sequel
  Source: CNN.com - Entertainment 2014-09-18 17:20:29 (4 days ago) 
Matthew McConaughey is out of 2015's "Magic Mike" sequel, according to the film's director.
Home Depot says 56 million card details likely stolen in breach
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2014-09-18 17:20:19 (4 days ago) 
(Reuters) - Home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc said 56 million card details were likely stolen in a data breach between April and September at its stores in the United States and Canada.






Report: More flu shots given across U.S. and Illinois' rate flat
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Nation/World 2014-09-18 17:20:19 (4 days ago) 
The percentage of all Americans receiving flu vaccines is increasing, although Illinois' coverage has remained flat, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases reports.






ComEd customers to get refunds in 'smart grid' settlement
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2014-09-18 17:20:19 (4 days ago) 
ComEd customers are set to receive a total of $46.2 million in refunds for rate increases dating to 2008, the state attorney general’s office announced  Thursday.




'Obama College Prep' blocked, but lots of other things bear his name
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2014-09-18 17:20:19 (4 days ago) 
A Chicago high school won't be named after President Barack Obama after all, the city announced Thursday. But plenty of other things have been named in honor of the Chicagoan who is the 44th U.S. president:
Home Depot says 56 million card details likely stolen in breach
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2014-09-18 17:20:19 (4 days ago) 
(Reuters) - Home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc said 56 million card details were likely stolen in a data breach between April and September at its stores in the United States and Canada.
Report: More flu shots given across U.S. and Illinois' rate flat
  Source: Chicago Tribune news - Local news 2014-09-18 17:20:19 (4 days ago) 
The percentage of all Americans receiving flu vaccines is increasing, although Illinois' coverage has remained flat, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases reports.
Work on route Gregory / Travaux route Gregory - 22.09.2014
  Source: CERN Hot News 2014-09-18 17:20:18 (4 days ago) 

Monday 22.09.2014 the traffic on the route Gregory will be difficult around the water tower (Bld.227).

We recommend that you drive with caution and to slow down when approaching this area.

Thank you for understanding.

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Lundi 22.09.2014 la circulation sur la route Gregory sera perturbée au niveau du château d'eau (bat.227).

Nous vous recommandons d'être prudents et de ralentir à l'approche du château d'eau.

Merci de votre compréhension.

 

 

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison stepping down
  Source: Boing Boing 2014-09-18 17:20:10 (4 days ago) 

Yacht captain Larry Ellison is quitting his night job as CEO of Oracle, a gig that earned him $78.4 million in 2014. Ellison, who founded the company in 1977, will be replaced by Oracle president Safra Catz and former HP CEO Mark Hurd. According to the company, Ellison will now focus full time on product engineering. (CNN)





Men determined to kill Bigfoot
  Source: Boing Boing 2014-09-18 17:20:10 (4 days ago) 

Gulf Coast Bigfoot Organization looks like your average grumpy white guy paramilitary organization, but they are actually a well-oiled team of devoted Bigfoot hunters on a mission to "protect the public and harvest a specimen to prove it's real."

The TV show Killing Bigfoot from Gryphon Productions premieres Friday, October 17th on Destination America.

Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps down
  Source: BBC News | World | Americas | UK Edition 2014-09-18 17:20:10 (4 days ago) 
Long-serving Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps down to focus on product engineering, as Mark Hurd and Safra Catz are named as successors.
Mayor Rob Ford vows to beat cancer
  Source: BBC News | World | Americas | UK Edition 2014-09-18 17:20:10 (4 days ago) 
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford thanks his supporters and tells them he will beat the rare, aggressive cancer he was diagnosed with earlier this week.
Price slowly rising on carbon emissions in US cap-and-trade states
  Source: Ars Technica 2014-09-18 17:20:08 (4 days ago) 
New York, one of the RGGI states, has nearly two Gigawatts of installed wind capacity. NY Department of Environmental Conservation

Economists and policymakers frequently talk about the "social cost of carbon"—the price that society as a whole pays for disruptions caused by climate change and ocean acidification. Although there are various ways of calculating it that give different results, the US currently estimates the cost at $37 a ton. At least nationally, however, there have been no attempts to get anyone to actually pay this price for their emissions.

But locally, a number of states are trying. Most of the Northeast has banded together to form the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, or RGGI. This is a cap-and-trade system, where emissions allowances are auctioned by the group. Unfortunately, plans for the auctions were made prior to the boom in fracking, which has dramatically lowered the emissions of electricity generation in the US. As a result, RGGI emissions allowances have been auctioned off at the legal minimum, just under $2 a ton—well below just about any estimate of the social cost of carbon.

As a result, the group decided to take two actions. To begin with, it reduced its total cap on CO2 emissions by 45 percent. Then, it reduced the number of allowances auctioned off. It does so by holding back a pool of allowances until the auction price reaches a preset value. Currently, that value is $4/ton. As a result, three consecutive auctions have resulted in prices above $4. The reserve price is set to rise by $2 every year until it hits $10, then rise by 2.5 percent each following year.

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Microsoft’s second round of layoffs: 2100 jobs cut, Silicon Valley lab closed
  Source: Ars Technica 2014-09-18 17:20:08 (4 days ago) 

Microsoft has made its next set of layoffs, continuing the downsizing announced in July. Some 2,100 jobs have been cut worldwide, with 747 of those in the company's home state of Washington.

CEO Satya Nadella plans to shrink the company by about 18,000 people overall, with 12,500 of these coming from the 25,000 staff that came with the newly acquired Nokia handset business. In the first round of cuts in July, 13,000 jobs were lost. With today's cuts, that leaves another 2,900 positions that Microsoft wants to eliminate.

One victim is Microsoft Research's Silicon Valley lab, reports Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet. The lab, which focused on distributed computing and large-scale systems, will be closing on Friday. Microsoft has said that some researchers will be offered positions at other labs.

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UN calls Ebola a threat to international peace
  Source: AP Top International News 2014-09-18 17:20:07 (4 days ago) 
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council called the Ebola outbreak in Africa "a threat to international peace and security" Thursday and urged the world to provide health experts, field hospitals and medical supplies to combat the rapidly accelerating and deadly virus....
Boxer indicates big decision to come next year
  Source: AP Top California Headlines 2014-09-18 17:20:07 (4 days ago) 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- California Sen. Barbara Boxer is indicating that she will announce early next year whether she will seek a fifth term....
Dog hit by stolen van in LA could lose leg
  Source: AP Top California Headlines 2014-09-18 17:20:07 (4 days ago) 
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A fluffy white dog named Gordo may lose a leg after he was run down by a stolen van during a police chase in Los Angeles....
Questions, answers on cameras for Border Patrol
  Source: AP Top California Headlines 2014-09-18 17:20:07 (4 days ago) 
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The U.S. Border Patrol will begin testing the use of body cameras by agents on Oct. 1 at its training academy in Artesia, New Mexico. The White House has said requiring law enforcement officers to wear cameras could be a way to ease mistrust by the public....
Watch: State of Emergency Declared as California Fire Doubles Overnight
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-09-18 17:20:02 (4 days ago) 
Authorities say the King fire was arson and have made an arrest.




Anti-Gay Tenn. Billboard Stirs Religion Debate
  Source: ABC News: U.S. 2014-09-18 17:20:02 (4 days ago) 
Anti-gay Tenn. billboard 'paid for by concerned Christians' stirs debate on religion, bullying
Polls Close, Vote Counting Begins in Scotland's Historic Referendum on Independence
  Source: ABC News: International 2014-09-18 17:20:02 (4 days ago) 
Polls close, vote counting begins in Scotland's historic referendum on independence
You Can Bid on Pope Francis' Hat
  Source: ABC News: International 2014-09-18 17:20:02 (4 days ago) 
Italian TV show got the Pope to trade hats and they have put it up for auction.
Fenton man charged with shaking his infant daughter, killing her
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2014-09-18 17:20:01 (4 days ago) 
Police say father wanted his 3-month-old daughter to stop crying.
Man charged with robbing St. Louis Taco Bell after eating breakfast there
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2014-09-18 17:20:01 (4 days ago) 
He ate meal there, then robbed the place, police say.




Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2014-09-18 17:20:01 (4 days ago) 
Retailers are expected to add more than 800,000 seasonal workers, the most since 1999.
Home Depot says malware affected 56M payment cards
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2014-09-18 17:20:01 (4 days ago) 
Retailer says it completed a 'major' payment security project.
Fire risk prompts Toyota recall of Camry, Sienna, Highlander, Lexus RX
  Source: STLtoday.com Top News Headlines 2014-09-18 17:20:01 (4 days ago) 
About 20,000 cars sold with its 2GR-FE V-6 engine are affected.
KING 5 may relocate TV station to Sodo neighborhood
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 17:12:32 (4 days ago) 
KING 5’s owner is close to signing a long-term lease that would move the television station’s headquarters from South Lake Union to the Sodo neighborhood across from Safeco Field, say real estate sources.
Postcards from the past: Autumn Haze, 1958
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 17:12:32 (4 days ago) 




Video: Earl Thomas says "I love when we have something to prove''
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 17:12:32 (4 days ago) 
Some interesting stuff today from Seattle safety Earl Thomas when he talked to the media prior to Seahawks' practice about what happened during last Sunday's 30-21 loss at San Diego, and what he expects this Sunday against Denver.
NFL draft analyst Rob Rang breaks down the Washington Huskies
  Source: The Seattle Times: Home 2014-09-18 17:12:32 (4 days ago) 
Rob Rang, a NFL draft analyst for CBSSports.com, projects three Washington defensive players will be taken in the first round of the 2015 draft.
After the referendum, the reckoning: why Cameron should fear for his future
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 17:12:30 (4 days ago) 
The 'vision thing' competes with the fear factor on Scotland's big day
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 17:12:30 (4 days ago) 
Rory McIlroys break before Ryder Cup is right approach, says Des Smyth
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 17:12:30 (4 days ago) 




NFL Wembley games could lead to a permanent London team
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 17:12:30 (4 days ago) 
F1 move imminent on an eight-team, 24-car grid, says Bernie Ecclestone
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 17:12:30 (4 days ago) 
Everton easily beat Wolfsburg in first Europa League match of campaign
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 17:12:30 (4 days ago) 
Scottish referendum results - live coverage of the independence vote
  Source: The Guardian World News 2014-09-18 17:12:30 (4 days ago) 
Nordonia school board president who caused standoff indicted on child porn charges
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-09-18 17:12:19 (4 days ago) 
Steven Bittel, the former Nordonia school board president, is indicted on child porn charges.




The Smoking Gun: Gun deaths locally and nationally also include suicides: editorial
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-09-18 17:12:19 (4 days ago) 
There is a direct correlation between the availability of guns and gun-related suicides, the editorial board writes
Does Democrat John Patrick Carney's charter claim check out? Truth in Numbers
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-09-18 17:12:19 (4 days ago) 
State Rep. John Patrick Carney made charter school funding a key part of a debate Monday at the City Club of Cleveland, but a statement sent by his campaign during the debate warranted closer inspection. Northeast Ohio Media Group measured the statement's accuracy with Truth in Numbers, a new fact-checking feature.
Edgewater rape suspect arrested; Cuyahoga County executive hopefuls square off; Opportunity Corridor called "boondoggle": Top 5 at 5
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-09-18 17:12:19 (4 days ago) 
A summary of some of today's top stories on cleveland.com.
Former 'Talk of Akron' host files sexual harassment suit, gas dips below $3: Akron news roundup
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-09-18 17:12:19 (4 days ago) 
Maggie Fuller sues WNIR on sexual harassment claim; a price war pushes gas below $3 at two Akron stations.
Shooting deaths in Cuyahoga County number 92 through August (interactive map)
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-09-18 17:12:19 (4 days ago) 
Find details about each shooting death in Cuyahoga County through August, including both homicides and suicides. They involve residents of nearly half the cities and villages in the county.




Medina woman sentenced to three years in prison for supplying heroin to teen who overdosed
  Source: Real-Time News: Latest Northeast Ohio News - cleveland.com 2014-09-18 17:12:19 (4 days ago) 
A judge on Thursday sentenced a Medina woman to three years in prison for supplying heroin to a high school student who died of an overdose last year.
Girl with cancer gets to see "One Direction" thanks to stranger
  Source: More from U.S. - CBS News 2014-09-18 17:11:40 (4 days ago) 
Amanda Jaramillo had tickets to the sold-out "One Direction" show in Phoenix, but couldn't attend. Rather than selling the tickets, she gave them to a girl she's never met – 12-year-old Estephania Canales, who's battling ovarian cancer. KRQE-TV's Crystal Gutierrez reports.
Home Depot says 56 million payment cards affected by breach
  Source: JS Online 2014-09-18 17:11:36 (4 days ago) 


The Home Depot says it has eliminated malware from its U.S. and Canadian networks that affected 56 million unique payment cards between April and September.
Edible Scot's Groats [bigsleep]
  Source: Halfbakery: recent ideas 2014-09-18 17:11:30 (4 days ago) 
GOP congressional candidate endorses going to war with Mexico over undocumented immigrants
  Source: Daily Kos 2014-09-18 17:10:36 (4 days ago) 

Where do Republicans find these people, and why won't they stop? The latest candidate to sign up for the hard-fought America's Dumbest Congressman competition is Republican Mark Walker, who's running for North Carolina's deep-red 6th Congressional district. Walker is the one who previously vowed that he would impeach Barack Obama, if given the chance, and is generally of the Michele Bachmann "you must be this paranoid to enter Congress" wing of the party, worried about Sharia law and/or Obama declaring martial law and/or whatever else you got. You know, a tea partier.

But I don't think that prepared any of us for the revelation that Mark Walker's answer to undocumented immigrants is to "go laser or blitz somebody" in Mexico, as he told a local Rockingham County tea party group called Will of the People on June 26th of this year. Ye Gods, man:

Question: Mr Walker, I want to ask you how you feel about military, using the military to secure our southern border? I know a lot of people holler Posse Comitatus, that's when the military out enforcing local laws, guarding the border is not the same thing. And we've got other people, other countries going, "Why can't we guard our own?"

Walker: Well, my first answer for that is we need to utilize the National Guard as much as we can. But, I will tell you If you have foreigners who are sneaking in with drug cartels to me that is a national threat and if we got to go laser or blitz somebody with a couple of fighter jets for a little while to make our point, I don't have a problem with that either. So yea, whatever you need to do."

Moderator: "I hope you wouldn't have any qualms about starting up a little war with Mexico."

Walker: "Well, we did it before, if we need to do it again, I don't have a qualm about it."

I realize our standards for who should be in Congress these days have been thoroughly dismantled by the likes of Bachmann, Steve Stockman and Louie Gohmert, but shouldn't a theoretical national leader have just a few qualms about going to war with Mexico in order to prove a rather nebulous not-sure? Just a wee bit of qualms? (And what does it mean to "go laser" somebody? Will that make it into the congressional resolution, that the Congress of the United States hereby demands we "go laser" someone? Either I am not hep to modern tea party lingo or this man is a bonafide imbecile.)

All right, so there's your latest entry in the campaign to see which Americans among us have the least apparent intellectual capability to make even basic decisions about the fate of the country. I know your parents probably told you that anyone in America could grow up to be a member of Congress, Mr. Walker, but they ought to have also mentioned that not anyone in America necessarily should. Really, I can't underscore that part enough.





Ellison gives up Oracle CEO role, becomes chairman
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-09-18 17:10:22 (4 days ago) 
Assembly Required: live web stream tonight at 8 pm
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-09-18 17:10:22 (4 days ago) 
Vote counting begins in Scotland on independence
  Source: BostonHerald.com 2014-09-18 17:10:22 (4 days ago) 
WBZ AccuWeather Afternoon Forecast For Sept. 18
  Source: Boston.com / News 2014-09-18 17:10:20 (4 days ago) 
;Eric Fisher has your latest weather forecast.






Will a High Protein Diet Lower Your Blood Pressure?
  Source: Boston.com / News 2014-09-18 17:10:20 (4 days ago) 
Research from Boston University School of Medicine analyzing the dietary habits of a group of Framingham residents finds higher protein intake may lead to a lower risk of high blood pressure.










Do You Tip Your Hotel Maid?
  Source: Boston.com / News 2014-09-18 17:10:20 (4 days ago) 
If you travel and stay at Marriott hotels, get used to seeing tip envelopes in your room. We talked to Boston-area travelers about whether or not they will use them.






Woman Admits to Running Black Market Butt Implant Scheme
  Source: Boston.com / News 2014-09-18 17:10:20 (4 days ago) 
Valentina Perez Tavarez, 37, of Dorchester faces up to a year in jail and a $10,000 fine for offering fake butt injections with a chemical used in several products, including Silly Putty.






Will a High Protein Diet Lower Your Blood Pressure?
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2014-09-18 17:10:19 (4 days ago) 
Research from Boston University School of Medicine analyzing the dietary habits of a group of Framingham residents finds higher protein intake may lead to a lower risk of high blood pressure.






Woman Admits to Running Black Market Butt Implant Scheme
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2014-09-18 17:10:19 (4 days ago) 
Valentina Perez Tavarez, 37, of Dorchester faces up to a year in jail and a $10,000 fine for offering fake butt injections with a chemical used in several products, including Silly Putty.






Marathon bombing survivor wants to see Tsarnaev in court
  Source: Boston.com -- Massachusetts news 2014-09-18 17:10:19 (4 days ago) 
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Abuse aimed at Andy Murray 'vile'
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-09-18 17:10:18 (4 days ago) 
Online abuse directed at tennis star Andy Murray after he declares support for Scottish independence is described as "vile" by police.
Wigan 57-4 Huddersfield
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-09-18 17:10:18 (4 days ago) 
Super League holders Wigan move within 80 minutes of the 2014 Grand Final with a 57-4 thrashing of Huddersfield Giants.
Ebola 'threat to world security'
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-09-18 17:10:18 (4 days ago) 
The UN Security Council declares the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to international peace and security.
Scottish referendum polls close
  Source: BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition 2014-09-18 17:10:18 (4 days ago) 
Polls close and counting is due to begin in the referendum to decide whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent country.
Ace Travels humble ARM, Desert Warriors stun Pak Green in JCA Premier League
  Source: ArabNews 2014-09-18 17:10:16 (4 days ago) 
Thu, 2014-09-18 17:18

JEDDAH: Ace Travels routed ARM by 131 runs and maintained their winning spree, Desert Warriors upset last season’s champion Pak Green by 7 wickets, Maazco breezed past new entrants Caravan Travels...





Jordan scores stunning win over UAE
  Source: ArabNews 2014-09-18 17:10:16 (4 days ago) 
Thu, 2014-09-18 18:26

INCHEON: United Arab Emirates slumped to a 1-0 Asian Games defeat to Jordan on Thursday as North Korea booked their place in the second round of the football contest.
The Gulf side, silver...

Liverpool don’t need to find magic formula, says Rodgers
  Source: ArabNews 2014-09-18 17:10:16 (4 days ago) 
Thu, 2014-09-18 18:34

LONDON: Liverpool are not in need of a magic formula to win Premier League matches and their new arrivals are starting to settle in to life at Anfield, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Thursday....

Apple's new encryption to lock out government
  Source: ArabNews 2014-09-18 17:10:16 (4 days ago) 
Thu, 2014-09-18 18:46

WASHINGTON: Apple is rolling out new privacy protections for iPhones and iPads, with a new system that makes it impossible for the company to unlock a device even with a warrant.
Apple’s...

Hamilton, Rosberg welcome sound of silence
  Source: ArabNews 2014-09-18 17:10:16 (4 days ago) 
Thu, 2014-09-18 18:50

SINGAPORE: Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg on Thursday welcomed the sound of radio silence for the final six races of their dramatic duel for the drivers’ world championship.
But the airwave...

Wozniacki battles for win in Tokyo
  Source: ArabNews 2014-09-18 17:10:16 (4 days ago) 
Thu, 2014-09-18 19:32

TOKYO: Former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki battled from behind to beat Jarmila Gajdosova 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 at the WTA Pan Pacific Open Thursday in her first match since losing in the US Open final....





Smiles and scrums as North Korea flag goes up
  Source: ArabNews 2014-09-18 17:10:16 (4 days ago) 
Thu, 2014-09-18 20:09

INCHEON: North Korea’s flag was raised Thursday at the Asian Games athletes’ village as competitors from the reclusive state batted off journalists’ questions with polite smiles and stony silence...

Salamah 2, Naghi, Hyundai Castrol, Nexus beat rivals
  Source: ArabNews 2014-09-18 17:10:16 (4 days ago) 
Thu, 2014-09-18 20:25

JEDDAH: MD RASHEED SUYAT
Al Salamah 2 of Johnny Bajas defeated Unicorp 87-74 in the JBL Lifestylez Basketball Tournament at Bin Mahfouz court in Andalus District here.
Al Salamah 2...

JGC Samurai tops Thomas & Betts in overtime; Zamil Group triumphs
  Source: ArabNews 2014-09-18 17:10:16 (4 days ago) 
Thu, 2014-09-18 20:25

JGC Samurai played steadier in the fourth quarter and then held off Thomas & Betts in overtime, 80-76, in Inter-Company Group B, as the latter slumped to its third straight defeat in the 15th...

27th Annual Riyadh Inter-Hotels Basketball under way
  Source: ArabNews 2014-09-18 17:10:16 (4 days ago) 
Thu, 2014-09-18 20:25

The 27th Annual Riyadh Inter-Hotels Basketball 2014 tournament took off the ground on Friday in a simple but colorful opening ceremony at the newly refurbished InterContinental Riyadh Hotel...

A glance at disputed passages in Three Cups of Tea
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2014-09-18 17:10:16 (4 days ago) 
Greg Mortenson's best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea" came under intense scrutiny after 60 Minutes, author Jon Krakauer and some people in the book said some of the stories were fabricated. Here's a look at some of those stories, what is being disputed and Mortenson's response in a recent interview with The Associated Press:...




A glance at disputed passages in Three Cups of Tea
  Source: AP Top U.S. News 2014-09-18 17:10:16 (4 days ago) 
Greg Mortenson's best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea" came under intense scrutiny after 60 Minutes, author Jon Krakauer and some people in the book said some of the stories were fabricated. Here's a look at some of those stories, what is being disputed and Mortenson's response in a recent interview with The Associated Press:...
AP PHOTOS: Hurricane Odile's devastation in Mexico
  Source: AP Top International News 2014-09-18 17:10:15 (4 days ago) 
LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) -- A highway bridge dangles into a raging river. The collapsed roof of an auto dealership lies on a half dozen cars. Inside a looted Wal-Mart superstore, there's nothing but puddles, trash and empty shelves....
UN calls Ebola a threat to international peace
  Source: AP Top International News 2014-09-18 17:10:15 (4 days ago) 
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council called the Ebola outbreak in Africa "a threat to international peace and security" Thursday and urged the world to provide health experts, field hospitals and medical supplies to combat the rapidly accelerating and deadly virus....
UN calls Ebola a threat to international peace
  Source: AP Top International News 2014-09-18 17:10:15 (4 days ago) 
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council called the Ebola outbreak in Africa "a threat to international peace and security" Thursday and urged the world to provide health experts, field hospitals and medical supplies to combat the rapidly accelerating and deadly virus....
Suspects who used survivalist skills, hid in woods
  Source: AP Top Headlines 2014-09-18 17:10:15 (4 days ago) 
Investigators searching for the man suspected of killing a Pennsylvania trooper in an ambush outside a barracks in the Pocono Mountains nearly a week ago describe the suspect as a self-taught survivalist who hates police. Eric Frein, 31, is believed to be hiding in dense forest punctuated by private communities, vacation homes and hunting cabins. If so, he wouldn't be the first criminal suspect to avoid authorities by disappearing into nature for a while. Some others:...




Deriving the effective scale height in the topside ionosphere based on ionosonde and satellite in-situ observations
  Source: Top Downloaded Articles This Week: Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics 2014-09-18 17:02:56 (4 days ago) 
Abstract

Chapman scale height is a valuable key parameter measuring the shape of the profile of plasma density in the F2 layer ionosphere. Currently, the data of Chapman scale height are routinely derived from ionogram observations at many ionosonde stations in terms of the SAO-explorer software. In this report, we collected the in-situ observations of plasma density at altitudes around 600 km from the ROCSAT-1 satellite and of simultaneous F peak parameters from an ionosonde operated at Wuhan (30.6° N, 114.4° E), a low latitude station in central China, to estimate the topside plasma density profiles by using the Chapman-α function and further retrieve Chapman scale height. Evident solar cycle, seasonal and local time variations are presented in the retrieved Chapman scale height over Wuhan. The climatological features of the derived Chapman scale height are significantly different from those from the ground-based ionograms. Such significant discrepancy suggests that further improvements are required in the present extrapolating topside electron density profiles from ionosonde observations. Furthermore, the attempt to constructing plasma density profiles through combining ionosonde and satellite in-situ observations provides a new way to reanalyze observations from different sources and normalize plasma density recorded at varying altitudes to specified altitudes, which is critical and more convenient for ionospheric climatology studies.

Chicago Bears’ Brandon Marshall Addresses Domestic Abuse Claims
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-09-18 17:02:50 (4 days ago) 
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Don’t Want to Leave a Tip for Housekeeping? Shame on You.
  Source: TIME.com: Top Stories 2014-09-18 17:02:50 (4 days ago) 
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  Source: Ten Most Wanted 2014-09-18 17:02:46 (4 days ago) 


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The terrorist recruiter Australia blames for murder plot
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-09-18 17:02:43 (4 days ago) 
Top terrorist recruiter Mohammad Baryalei is behind an Islamic State plot to murder Australians on video, police say, sparking Australia's biggest ever counter-terrorism raids and prompting warnings of a high alert for a further 18 months.




Beehive Live: Down to the wire
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-09-18 17:02:43 (4 days ago) 
It's the final countdown - today is the last day of the campaign before New Zealand heads to the polls tomorrow.
Snow and downpours for Election Day
  Source: Stuff.co.nz - Stuff 2014-09-18 17:02:43 (4 days ago) 
Severe weather warnings for heavy rain are in place around the country today.
Hurricane Edouard the perfect storm to test new data-seeking drones
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-09-18 17:02:43 (4 days ago) 
Some criminal suspects who used survivalist tactics in woods, hid from authorities
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-09-18 17:02:43 (4 days ago) 
Home Depot says it eliminates malware that affected 56M payment cards, raises profit guidance
  Source: StarTribune.com | Nation 2014-09-18 17:02:43 (4 days ago) 




UN Security Council calls Ebola a threat to international peace
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2014-09-18 17:02:43 (4 days ago) 
The U.N. Security Council is calling the Ebola outbreak in Africa "a threat to international peace and security" and is urging all countries to provide health experts, field hospitals and medical supplies to combat the rapidly accelerating disease.
'Three Cups of Tea' author plans reluctant return
  Source: StarTribune.com Top Stories 2014-09-18 17:02:43 (4 days ago) 
Greg Mortenson, a Minnesota native, doesn't want to talk about his best-selling "Three Cups of Tea" book, but everybody else does — including his own charity.
SpaceX Dragon Photos: 4th Cargo Mission for NASA
  Source: SPACE.com 2014-09-18 17:02:42 (4 days ago) 
SpaceX plans to launch the fourth Commercial Resupply Services to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sept. 20, 2014.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Steps Down
  Source: Slashdot 2014-09-18 17:02:39 (4 days ago) 
mrspoonsi writes Oracle founder Larry Ellison is stepping down as CEO. He will be replaced by two executives. Former Oracle presidents Safra Catz and Mark Hurd will be co-CEOs. Ellison will be the Executive Chairman of Oracle's Board, and the company's CTO. Oracle's shares are off by 3% on the news. "Larry has made it very clear that he wants to keep working full time and focus his energy on product engineering, technology development and strategy," said the Oracle Board's Presiding Director, Dr. Michael Boskin.

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Sammamish murder suspects remain held in B.C.
  Source: seattlepi.com: Local News 2014-09-18 17:02:37 (4 days ago) 

Two men are held in British Columbia in connection with the slaying of a man found in his Sammamish home.





No. 17 USC faces heat wave, regroups in bye week
  Source: SacBee -- Breaking News 2014-09-18 17:02:34 (4 days ago) 
PsBattle: This kitten breaking into a dollhouse.
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-09-18 17:02:33 (4 days ago) 
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North Korea Leads the World in Human Rights, Says Report by North Korea
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-09-18 17:02:33 (4 days ago) 
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More students are illegally downloading college textbooks for free [X-post r/HigherEducation]
  Source: reddit.com: what's new online! 2014-09-18 17:02:33 (4 days ago) 
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TIL Johnny Depp always travels with his Jack Sparrow costume so he can randomly visit children's hospitals dressed in character.
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Tropical Storm POLO Graphics
  Source: National Hurricane Center (East Pacific) 2014-09-18 17:01:49 (4 days ago) 

5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:39:42 GMT


Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:38:45 GMT
Tropical Storm POLO Wind Speed Probabilities Number 11
  Source: National Hurricane Center (East Pacific) 2014-09-18 17:01:49 (4 days ago) 
Issued at 2100 UTC THU SEP 18 2014 000 FOPZ12 KNHC 182037 PWSEP2 TROPICAL STORM POLO WIND SPEED PROBABILITIES NUMBER 11 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP172014 2100 UTC THU SEP 18 2014 AT 2100Z THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM POLO WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 105.9 WEST WITH MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR 60 KTS...70 MPH...110 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 18Z THU AND THE FORECAST HOUR (CUMULATIVE PROBABILITY) PROBABILITIES ARE GIVEN IN PERCENT X INDICATES PROBABILITIES LESS THAN 1 PERCENT PROBABILITIES FOR 34 KT AND 50 KT ARE SHOWN AT A GIVEN LOCATION WHEN THE 5-DAY CUMULATIVE PROBABILITY IS AT LEAST 3 PERCENT. PROBABILITIES FOR 64 KT ARE SHOWN WHEN THE 5-DAY CUMULATIVE PROBABILITY IS AT LEAST 1 PERCENT. - - - - WIND SPEED PROBABILITIES FOR SELECTED LOCATIONS - - - - FROM FROM FROM FROM FROM FROM FROM TIME 18Z THU 06Z FRI 18Z FRI 06Z SAT 18Z SAT 18Z SUN 18Z MON PERIODS TO TO TO TO TO TO TO 06Z FRI 18Z FRI 06Z SAT 18Z SAT 18Z SUN 18Z MON 18Z TUE FORECAST HOUR (12) (24) (36) (48) (72) (96) (120) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - LOCATION KT CABO SAN LUCAS 34 X 1( 1) 2( 3) 8(11) 7(18) X(18) X(18) SAN JOSE CABO 34 X 1( 1) 2( 3) 6( 9) 5(14) 1(15) X(15) LA PAZ 34 X X( X) 1( 1) 3( 4) 3( 7) 1( 8) X( 8) CULIACAN 34 X X( X) 1( 1) 1( 2) 1( 3) 1( 4) X( 4) MAZATLAN 34 1 1( 2) 1( 3) 1( 4) X( 4) X( 4) X( 4) SAN BLAS 34 2 2( 4) 1( 5) 1( 6) X( 6) X( 6) X( 6) P VALLARTA 34 3 3( 6) 2( 8) 1( 9) X( 9) X( 9) X( 9) BARRA NAVIDAD 34 7 3(10) 1(11) X(11) X(11) X(11) X(11) MANZANILLO 34 3 2( 5) 2( 7) X( 7) X( 7) X( 7) X( 7) ISLA SOCORRO 34 1 2( 3) 3( 6) 8(14) 4(18) X(18) X(18) ISLA SOCORRO 50 X X( X) X( X) 1( 1) 2( 3) X( 3) X( 3) ISLA CLARION 34 X X( X) X( X) X( X) 3( 3) 1( 4) 1( 5) ISLAS MARIAS 34 2 4( 6) 5(11) 1(12) 1(13) X(13) X(13) $$ FORECASTER AVILA
Tropical Storm POLO Forecast Discussion Number 11
  Source: National Hurricane Center (East Pacific) 2014-09-18 17:01:49 (4 days ago) 
Issued at 200 PM PDT THU SEP 18 2014 000 WTPZ42 KNHC 182038 TCDEP2 TROPICAL STORM POLO DISCUSSION NUMBER 11 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP172014 200 PM PDT THU SEP 18 2014 An Air Force reconnaissance plane just traversed the core of Polo, and although a dropsonde measured a pressure of 983 mb with 25 kt winds in the center, neither the flight-level nor SFMR-winds in any quadrant support keeping Polo at hurricane intensity. The maximum winds have been lowered to 60 kt in this advisory. This is also reflected in the cloud pattern, which has become a little bit disrupted in the past few hours. Polo had the opportunity to strengthen, but it appears that the northeasterly shear increased earlier than anticipated, halting the intensification. Little change in strength is expected for the next 12 hours or so, but a gradual weakening trend is forecast to begin in 24 hours, as indicated by most of the guidance. There is no change in the forecast track, and as in previous runs, most of the guidance maintains Polo moving toward the northwest or west-northwest around the periphery of an amplifying mid-level ridge centered over Mexico. On the forecast track, the cyclone will pass well south of the southwestern coast of Mexico and well south of the southern Baja California peninsula. The confidence in the track forecast is relatively high since both the multi-model consensus TVCN and the average of the GFS and the ECMWF models, GFEX, are keeping Polo well removed from land. However, any unexpected deviation to the right of the track could require the issuance of a tropical storm watch for the southern portion of the Baja California peninsula. FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS INIT 18/2100Z 17.8N 105.9W 60 KT 70 MPH 12H 19/0600Z 18.5N 106.7W 60 KT 70 MPH 24H 19/1800Z 19.2N 107.6W 55 KT 65 MPH 36H 20/0600Z 20.0N 108.5W 50 KT 60 MPH 48H 20/1800Z 20.8N 110.0W 45 KT 50 MPH 72H 21/1800Z 21.5N 112.5W 40 KT 45 MPH 96H 22/1800Z 22.0N 115.0W 30 KT 35 MPH 120H 23/1800Z 22.0N 117.0W 25 KT 30 MPH...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP $$ Forecaster Avila
Tropical Storm POLO Forecast Advisory Number 11
  Source: National Hurricane Center (East Pacific) 2014-09-18 17:01:48 (4 days ago) 
Issued at 2100 UTC THU SEP 18 2014 000 WTPZ22 KNHC 182037 TCMEP2 TROPICAL STORM POLO FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER 11 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP172014 2100 UTC THU SEP 18 2014 CHANGES IN WATCHES AND WARNINGS WITH THIS ADVISORY... NONE. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT... A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR... * PUNTA SAN TELMO TO PLAYA PERULA A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR... * WEST OF PLAYA PERULA TO CABO CORRIENTES INTERESTS IN THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF POLO. A DEVIATION TO THE NORTH OF THE TRACK COULD REQUIRE A TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR A PORTION OF THE SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA. TROPICAL STORM CENTER LOCATED NEAR 17.8N 105.9W AT 18/2100Z POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN 30 NM PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE NORTHWEST OR 315 DEGREES AT 7 KT ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 981 MB MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 60 KT WITH GUSTS TO 75 KT. 50 KT....... 30NE 30SE 30SW 20NW. 34 KT.......100NE 70SE 60SW 60NW. 12 FT SEAS..150NE 180SE 75SW 120NW. 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 17.8N 105.9W AT 18/2100Z AT 18/1800Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 17.5N 105.6W FORECAST VALID 19/0600Z 18.5N 106.7W MAX WIND 60 KT...GUSTS 75 KT. 50 KT... 30NE 30SE 30SW 20NW. 34 KT... 80NE 70SE 60SW 60NW. FORECAST VALID 19/1800Z 19.2N 107.6W MAX WIND 55 KT...GUSTS 65 KT. 50 KT... 30NE 30SE 30SW 20NW. 34 KT... 80NE 70SE 60SW 60NW. FORECAST VALID 20/0600Z 20.0N 108.5W MAX WIND 50 KT...GUSTS 60 KT. 50 KT... 30NE 30SE 20SW 30NW. 34 KT... 80NE 70SE 60SW 60NW. FORECAST VALID 20/1800Z 20.8N 110.0W MAX WIND 45 KT...GUSTS 55 KT. 34 KT... 70NE 70SE 60SW 60NW. FORECAST VALID 21/1800Z 21.5N 112.5W MAX WIND 40 KT...GUSTS 50 KT. 34 KT... 70NE 70SE 60SW 60NW. EXTENDED OUTLOOK. NOTE...ERRORS FOR TRACK HAVE AVERAGED NEAR 125 NM ON DAY 4 AND 175 NM ON DAY 5...AND FOR INTENSITY NEAR 15 KT EACH DAY OUTLOOK VALID 22/1800Z 22.0N 115.0W MAX WIND 30 KT...GUSTS 40 KT. OUTLOOK VALID 23/1800Z 22.0N 117.0W...POST-TROP/EXTRATROP MAX WIND 25 KT...GUSTS 35 KT. REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 17.8N 105.9W NEXT ADVISORY AT 19/0300Z $$ FORECASTER AVILA
Summary for Tropical Storm POLO (EP2/EP172014)
  Source: National Hurricane Center (East Pacific) 2014-09-18 17:01:48 (4 days ago) 
...HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT FINDS A WEAKER POLO... As of 2:00 PM PDT Thu Sep 18 the center of POLO was located near 17.8, -105.9 with movement NW at 8 mph. The minimum central pressure was 981 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 70 mph.




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