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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:06
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HONOLULU (AP) — A former child model can drop his lawsuit accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii and has the option of refiling it later, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
Judge lets 'X-Men' director's accuser drop lawsuit
Time Warner Cable apologizes for a 'very serious failure' after millions of people across the US are knocked off the Internet because of a faultTime Warner Cable apologized for a "very serious failure" after millions of people across the United States were knocked off the Internet because of a fault. An estimated 11 million Internet subscribers were hit by the early morning outage on Wednesday, which lasted more than hour, The Wall Street Journal said, while other reports said the problem affected customers nationwide. "During an overnight network maintenance activity in which we were managing IP addresses, an erroneous configuration was propagated throughout our national backbone, resulting in a network outage," the company said in a statement. The outage comes days after federal regulators fined Time Warner Cable for inadequate reporting of some outages in 2013, the WSJ said.
Millions lose Internet access in US
Maria Sharapova, of Russia, reacts after a point against Alexandra Dulgheru, of Romania, during the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on.
Maria Sharapova comes through in 3 sets at US Open
This undated photo provided by the University of Southern California sports information office shows defensive back Josh Shaw. The university is investigating his story that he injured both of his ankles jumping off a balcony to save his nephew from drowning. Head football coach Steve Sarkisian said USC has received calls contradicting Shaw's detailed claims about his two high ankle sprains. (AP Photo/University of Southern California)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.
USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue
Maria Sharapova of Russia waves to the crowd after defeating Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania during their US Open women's singles match, in New York, on August 27, 2014Maria Sharapova booked her US Open third-round berth with a gritty three-set victory over Alexandra Dulgheru as US men produced an historic low in their home Grand Slam. "It was difficult," Sharapova said. Sharapova was one of the day's headliners, along with Australian Open winner Stan Wawrinka and five-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams on a day that saw two-time defending women's champion Serena Williams along with top men Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray all having a day off.
Sharapova reaches US Open third round, American men in new low
In this Wed., Aug. 27, 2014 photo provided by ABC, Diane Sawyer signs off on her last broadcast as anchor of "World News," in New York. Sawyer told viewers that it has been wonderful to be the "home port" of the network's news team each weeknight. She will be replaced next week by David Muir. (AP Photo/ABC, Ida Mae Astute)NEW YORK (AP) — Diane Sawyer signed off as anchor of ABC's "World News" on Wednesday, telling viewers that it has been wonderful to be the "home port" of the network's news team each weeknight.
Diane Sawyer exits as ABC's evening news anchor
A family member wears a shirt with the images of Alicia Fox's missing children, Kaylan and Kristian, after Erin Justice appeared during a video arraignment on murder charges in 36th District Court in Detroit, Mich., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Justice was charged with first-degree murder, felon in possession of a firearm and felony firearm charges in the murder of his wife Alicia Marie Fox. Authorities and volunteers have searched but failed to find the children. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Charles V. Tines) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT, MANDATORY CREDITDETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man was arraigned Wednesday in the slaying of his estranged wife even as the whereabouts of her two young children remained unclear.
Man arraigned in wife's death; kids still missing
Davin Galinto, left, and Dorian Ortloff recoil from a wave crashing against the board way on the Peninsula in Long Beach, Calif. during high tide on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Hurricane Marie in the Pacific Ocean west of Mexico has caused higher than normal surf along the Southern California coast Wednesday. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Jeff Gritchen)NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore.
Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California
People work on computers at a communal workbench at HeatSync Labs in Phoenix, in this photo made Wednesday, July 23, 2014. The nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores offers a space where inventors and tinkerers can work on projects and share ideas. (AP Photo/Emaun Kashfi)MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape.
Hackerspaces help techies turn ideas into reality
WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative super PAC was forced Wednesday to edit a negative ad against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen after the New Hampshire Democrat's attorneys flagged inaccuracies in the spot with the broadcaster.
Super PAC changes anti-Shaheen ads after complaint
Jet crash in Deerfield, VADEERFIELD, Va. (AP) — An experienced pilot was missing Wednesday after the flier's F-15 fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and law enforcement officials said.
Pilot's fate unknown in fighter jet crash
Members of the Taney Dragons baseball team, in blue, meet with Philadelphia Phillies players before a tribute to celebrate the team's accomplishments during the Little League World Series before a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Howard, meet Mo'ne Davis.
Philadelphia honors Little League team with parade
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria.
US checking report of 2nd American killed in Syria
A memorial compound, honoring more than 1,000 "Showa Martyrs", is seen in Koyasan Okuno-in temple in Koya town, central JapanChina called on Japan to break from its aggressive past and win the trust of its Asian neighbors on Thursday, a day after news Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had honored Japanese World War Two war criminals as "martyrs". Abe sent a message in April to a Buddhist temple in western Japan housing a monument to more than 1,000 "Showa Martyrs", including wartime leaders convicted by Allied tribunals who were executed or died in prison, an official of a group sponsoring the event told Reuters on Wednesday. The term "Showa" refers to the late Emperor Hirohito, in whose name Japanese soldiers fought World War Two. News of Abe's condolence message was expected to further strain ties with China over Japan's war record.
China urges Japan to break from aggressive past after Abe honors war criminals
Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, gets her hair caught in her racket as she tries to return a shot to Aliaksandra Sasnovich, of Belarus, during the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — Blame it on the hair.
US OPEN SCENE: For Wozniacki, to hair is human
Business
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:06
Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Nadella, Microsoft Corp chief executive, attends the unveil event of the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 in New YorkBy Gerry Shih and Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world's largest software company. It is not clear if Nadella, who took over as Microsoft CEO in February, will meet with any Chinese government representatives as part of his visit, or try to resolve issues with the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), one of China's antitrust regulators.
Exclusive: Microsoft CEO Nadella to visit China amid antitrust probe - source
A pedestrian is reflected in an electronic board showing the various stock prices outside a brokerage in TokyoThe Australian dollar rose to a three-week high versus the U.S. The euro received some reprieve after three sessions of losses as feverish speculation of an imminent round of easing by the European Central Bank was tempered for now. Sources told Reuters on Wednesday that the ECB is unlikely to take new policy action next week unless inflation figures on Friday show the euro zone sinking significantly towards deflation. Euro zone inflation figures on Friday are expected to show the annual rate dipping to 0.3 percent in August from 0.4 percent.
Asia shares edge up on steady Wall Street, euro clings to gains
Picture illustration of Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S4 taken in SeoulApple won a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung earlier this year over three Apple patents. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, on Wednesday denied Apple's request to stop Samsung from selling infringing features on its smartphones related to those patents. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment.
U.S. judge rejects Apple bid for injunction against Samsung
File of traders gathering at the post that trades Tyson Foods on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeTo win approval for the merger, the companies agreed to sell Heinold Hog Markets, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The attorneys general of Iowa, Illinois and Missouri, all big hog-producing states, joined the settlement. "Today's proposed settlement will help ensure that hog breeders in the United States will continue to receive the benefits of vigorous competition when selling sows," said Bill Baer, assistant attorney general for DOJ's antitrust division.
Tyson wins U.S. Justice Dept antitrust nod for Hillshire deal
A specialist trader watches his screen on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBoth Tiffany & Co and apparel retailer Express Inc rose after posting quarterly revenue that topped expectations and raising their full-year profit views. Best Buy Co Inc was the S&P 500's biggest percentage gainer, up 6.3 percent at $31.69. The retailers "are always late in the earnings season announcements, so there has been a lot of volatility due to earnings at a time of low volume," said Robert Eschweiler, global investment specialist at JPMorgan Private Bank in Houston.
Wall Street drifts to another record in light trading
File photo of General Motors logo outside its headquarters at the Renaissance Center in DetroitBy Bernie Woodall and Paul Lienert DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co and the United Auto Workers on Wednesday trumpeted the news that production of the Cadillac SRX would be shifted from Mexico to Tennessee, but Reuters has learned that GM also plans to move some other assembly work in the opposite direction. The company plans to shift some production of the Chevrolet Equinox from Spring Hill, Tennessee, to Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, when the crossover vehicle is redesigned in 2017, according to an industry source familiar with GM’s plans. Both GM and the UAW declined to comment on whether the Equinox work would move to Mexico. As for how many jobs the addition of the SRX at Spring Hill would create, based on current and projected figures provided by GM, Reuters estimates the move could add about 200 jobs at the plant.
Exclusive: GM plans to move some Chevy Equinox assembly to Mexico -source
Son attends a news conference in TokyoBy Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - Masayoshi Son's nose for an investment has turned a $20 million start-up punt on Alibaba into a stake worth maybe $50 billion or more as the Chinese e-commerce giant co-founded and led by Jack Ma heads to what could be the biggest U.S. Son, CEO of Japanese telecoms firm SoftBank Corp, also put money into a young Yahoo Inc, co-founded by Jerry Yang, in 1995, and Yahoo's subsequent investment in Alibaba saw Ma, Son and Yang build Alibaba Group Holding Ltd [IPO-BABA.N] into one of world's biggest internet companies as China's e-commerce market took off.
Mega-IPO to rekindle the 'bromance' behind Alibaba's rise
The Boeing logo is seen at their headquarters in ChicagoBy Harriet McLeod NORTH CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - Boeing Co is expected to receive final approval on Thursday to build what could be a Silicon Valley-style corporate campus as part of a major expansion of its factory in South Carolina. Boeing has asked officials to rezone 466 acres of newly acquired land for use as an "Aerospace Campus," with dining and other consumer conveniences more familiar to employees of Amazon.com Inc or Google Inc than airplane factory workers. Boeing, which tends to be guarded about any future expansion, said there no immediate plans to start erecting the new services, but it is not ruling them out. The new zoning would enable Boeing to include restaurants, coffee shops, cafes, dry cleaners, office supply stores, travel agencies, barber shops, newsstands, convenience stores, and child care, health and postal facilities, according to plans filed with the city of North Charleston.
Boeing plan would bring Silicon Valley services to its South Carolina site
Qantas Airways Ltd Chief Executive Joyce reacts during a media conference in SydneyBy Siva Govindasamy SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Qantas Airways said on Thursday that it has converted orders for 21 Airbus A320 aircraft into the re-engined A320neo variant and deferred the delivery by four years. The decision will help cut capital expenditure at Qantas. The carrier reported a record annual loss of A$2.8 billion ($2.6 billion) on Thursday, partly due to A$2.6 billion that it wrote off the value of its fleet following a company restructuring. Earlier this year, Qantas deferred the delivery of its final eight Airbus A380 jumbo jets as it reviewed its potential future requirements.
Qantas converts Airbus A320 orders to upgraded A320neo variant
People play in a hall inside Alibaba's headquarters in HangzhouAlibaba Group Holding Ltd's [IPO-BABA.N] revenue accelerated in the second quarter on strong gains in its mobile business, providing investors with what may be the final glimpse of the Chinese e-commerce company's financials before its expected landmark market debut. Alibaba, whose IPO could be the largest ever by a technology company, said mobile revenue was roughly a third of its total transaction volume in the three months ended June 30, up from 27.4 percent in the first three months of the year. Revenue in the second quarter increased 46 percent year-on-year to $2.54 billion, a faster pace than the 38.7 percent revenue growth that Alibaba posted in the first quarter. Net income attributable to Alibaba's ordinary shareholders nearly tripled to $1.99 billion, or 84 cents per share, in the quarter.
Alibaba revenue soars ahead of IPO
FILE - This July 11, 2013, file photo shows Blake Beckett of West Central Cooperative as he sprays a soybean field, in Granger, Iowa. Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide _ and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist it. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to rule in the fall of 2014 on Dow AgroSciences’ application to market Enlist, a new version of the 2,4-D herbicide that’s been around since the 1940s.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular herbicide — and on genetically modified seeds to grow crops designed to resist it.
Decision could boost use of popular weed killer
FILE - This Nov. 29, 2013, file photo shows a part of the HealthCare.gov website, photographed in Washington. The administration is warning hundreds of thousands of consumers they risk losing taxpayer-subsidized health insurance unless they act quickly to resolve issues about their citizenship and immigration status. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health care law.
Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near
In this Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 photo, the abandoned beach volleyball Olympic venue is seen in Neo Faliro, southern Athens. As Greece groans under a cruel depression, forecast to end this year, the 10-year anniversary once again raises the question of whether the Athens Games were too costly an undertaking for a weak economy. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In an obscure corner of a park sits a forlorn reminder that, 10 years ago, Athens hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics. The crumbling miniature theater is inscribed with the words "glory, wealth, wisdom, victory, triumph, hero, labor" — and it is where visiting Olympic officials planted an olive sapling that would bear their names for posterity.
Athens Olympics leave mixed legacy, 10 years later
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2013 file photo, a Wal-mart representative demonstrates the now-discontinued Scan & Go mobile application on a smartphone at a Wal-mart store in San Jose, Calif. Instead of looking at the app as a failure, Wal-Mart took what it learned from “Scan & Go” to create another service: It found that customers like being able to track their spending, an insight that became the impetus for a program that enables shoppers to see their buying habits by storing electronic receipts. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart thought shoppers would like the opportunity to use a smartphone app to scan items they want to buy as they walk through store aisles. In theory, they could speed through self-checkout.
Wal-Mart: Try, try again
FILE - In this June 18, 2014 file photo, a television monitor at a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve. Like with other higher-risk investments, investors have pulled back from junk, or high yield, bonds because they worry about the end of the Federal Reserve’s policy near-zero interest rates. Investors expect the central bank to raise rates sometime next year, and that means the value of bonds currently held in portfolios will fall. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market isn't the only place that's been signaling jitters among investors. The $2.3 trillion market for risky U.S. corporate debt has also been under pressure.
Like stocks, junk bonds show investor jitters
World News
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:06
World News Headlines - Yahoo News
Militant Islamist fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa provinceBy Lesley Wroughton and Missy Ryan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is intensifying its push to build an international campaign against Islamic State jihadist fighters in Iraq and Syria, including recruiting partners for potential joint military action, Obama administration officials said on Wednesday. Britain and Australia are potential candidates, U.S. Germany said on Wednesday it was in talks with the United States and other international partners about possible military action against Islamic State but made clear it would not participate.
U.S. seeks coalition against Islamic State, but military partners no sure bet
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacts during a news conference at his office in JerusalemBy Nidal al-Mughrabi and Jeffrey Heller GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An open-ended ceasefire in the Gaza war held on Wednesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced strong criticism in Israel over a costly conflict with Palestinian militants in which no clear victor has emerged. In Israel, sirens warning of incoming rocket fire from the Gaza Strip fell silent. Netanyahu told a news conference Israel had dealt Hamas its toughest blow ever and had rebuffed its demands for a truce.
Gaza truce holding but Israel's Netanyahu under fire at home
Syrian jets shelled rebel positions near a border crossing close to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights that was seized by rebels in some of the heaviest clashes in the strategic area this year, rebels and residents said on Thursday. Al Qaeda's Syria wing Nusra alongside moderate rebel groups who had launched the attack early on Wednesday on the border post were "holding ground" despite the heavy bombardment, according to a source in the Islamist Beit al Maqdis brigade, whose fighters were involved in the fighting. Abu Iyas al Horani, a spokesman for another rebel group operating in the area, said at least six rebels were killed in the latest spillover of violence in the area that lies almost 20 kilometers west of the town of Quneitra, the main urban center, which is under state control. During the fighting, two Israelis were wounded by stray bullets, a soldier and a civilian, both in the Golan Heights.
Syrian planes bomb border post near Israel captured by rebels
By Missy Ryan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has moved 11 new prisoners out of a military prison near the Afghan capital, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, as the Obama administration seeks to shut down a controversial detainee program in Afghanistan ahead of its troop withdrawal. Nine prisoners were repatriated to Pakistan last week from the Parwan detention center, located on a military base near Kabul, said Lieutenant Colonel Myles Caggins III, a U.S. Another two prisoners were sent to Yemen this week, Caggins added. The Obama administration has been quietly moving prisoners out of the secretive prison as the United States and its NATO allies wind down their long military mission in Afghanistan.
U.S. moves prisoners from Afghanistan to Pakistan, Yemen
Yang Xiuzhu reads a newspaper during a meeting in WenzhouBy Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING (Reuters) - When Yang Xiuzhu got wind in 2003 that Chinese anti-corruption investigators were looking into her affairs, she boarded a flight to Singapore. China filed an arrest warrant through Interpol for Yang, a senior official who oversaw construction projects in the booming eastern province of Zhejiang. She was eventually detained in Amsterdam in 2005, but nearly a decade on, China has yet to get her back despite protracted negotiations with the Netherlands. Yang's case and others like it underscore the challenge for President Xi Jinping as he expands his already far-reaching anti-corruption campaign to tracking down suspects who have fled abroad, often taking their ill-gotten gains with them.
Corrupt Chinese hiding in Western nations elude Beijing's 'fox hunt'
A memorial compound, honoring more than 1,000 "Showa Martyrs", is seen in Koyasan Okuno-in temple in Koya town, central JapanChina called on Japan to break from its aggressive past and win the trust of its Asian neighbors on Thursday, a day after news Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had honored Japanese World War Two war criminals as "martyrs". Abe sent a message in April to a Buddhist temple in western Japan housing a monument to more than 1,000 "Showa Martyrs", including wartime leaders convicted by Allied tribunals who were executed or died in prison, an official of a group sponsoring the event told Reuters on Wednesday. The term "Showa" refers to the late Emperor Hirohito, in whose name Japanese soldiers fought World War Two. News of Abe's condolence message was expected to further strain ties with China over Japan's war record.
China urges Japan to break from aggressive past after Abe honors war criminals
BANGKOK (AP) — Century-old shop houses, twisting alleyways and temples scented with incense still pulsate with the pursuit of old trades and time-honored rituals of families who have lived in Bangkok's Chinatown for generations. But probably not for much longer. Jackhammers and cranes are closing in on one of the last historic quarters of Thailand's capital as developers and city authorities pursue plans to build subways and high-rises — with little thought to preserving heritage.
Top Asian News at 2:00 a.m. GMT
FILE - In this July 31, 2012 file photo, China's Ye Shiwen poses with her gold medal for the women's 200-meter individual medley swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The 2012 London Games champion in the women's 200- and 400-meter medleys registered late August, 2014 at Beijing's prestigious Tsinghua University under a government program waiving the grueling entrance exam for outstanding athletes. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)BEIJING (AP) — China's two-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Ye Shiwen has a new title: College freshman.
Gold medal swimmer Ye enrolls in top China college
Maria Sharapova, of Russia, reacts after a point against Alexandra Dulgheru, of Romania, during the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)NEW YORK (AP) — A year ago at this time, Maria Sharapova was sitting out the U.S. Open, getting checked by doctors and having tests on the surgically repaired right shoulder that has troubled her off and on.
Maria Sharapova comes through in 3 sets at US Open
BEIJING (AP) — Six people died and 21 remained missing Thursday after a landslide hit a village in southwestern China, according to Chinese state media.
6 dead, 21 missing in landslide in southwest China
England's captain Alastair Cook attends a practice session at the Oval cricket ground in London, on August 13, 2014With friends like Graeme Swann, England captain Alastair Cook may feel he has no need of any enemies. England suffered a massive 133-run defeat by world champions India in the second one-day international in Cardiff on Wednesday, effectively the first of what is now a four-match series following Monday's total washout in Bristol. Opening batsman Cook made 19 off 33 balls as England, chasing a rain-revised target of 295 off 47 overs, were bowled out for just 161. Former England off-spinner Swann, now a commentator with BBC Radio's Test Match Special, said Monday that England "do not have a cat in hell's chance" of winning the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand early next year.
Alastair Cook turns on 'friend' Swann
BANGKOK (AP) — Century-old shop houses, twisting alleyways and temples scented with incense still pulsate with the pursuit of old trades and time-honored rituals of families who have lived in Bangkok's Chinatown for generations. But probably not for much longer. Jackhammers and cranes are closing in on one of the last historic quarters of Thailand's capital as developers and city authorities pursue plans to build subways and high-rises — with little thought to preserving heritage.
Top Asian News at 1:30 a.m. GMT
Police handle cocaine seized in Trujillo, 550 km north of the Peruvian capital Lima, on August 26, 2014Peruvian police seized a record six tons of cocaine from a Mexican drugs cartel operating in the country, in what authorities hailed as a major blow to organized crime. "We have counted up 85 percent of it and so far we have a bit more than six tons," on Wednesday said General Vicente Romero, who leads Peru's fight against illegal drugs. Two Mexicans and seven Peruvians have been arrested so far in the six-week operation, the Interior Ministry said, adding the drugs belonged to a Mexican cartel, but did not say which one. It was a record seizure of cocaine in Peru, officials said.
Peru police seize record six tons of cocaine
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria.
US checking report of 2nd American killed in Syria
SYDNEY (AP) — The Australian Rugby Union has changed its rules to allow overseas sabbaticals by contracted players in an attempt to make more players eligible for national selection.
ARU to allow some overseas play by Wallabies
Technology
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:06
Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
Nadella, Microsoft Corp chief executive, attends the unveil event of the new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 in New YorkBy Gerry Shih and Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world's largest software company. It is not clear if Nadella, who took over as Microsoft CEO in February, will meet with any Chinese government representatives as part of his visit, or try to resolve issues with the State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC), one of China's antitrust regulators.
Exclusive: Microsoft CEO Nadella to visit China amid antitrust probe - source
Picture illustration of Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S4 taken in SeoulApple won a $120 million jury verdict against Samsung earlier this year over three Apple patents. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, on Wednesday denied Apple's request to stop Samsung from selling infringing features on its smartphones related to those patents. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment.
U.S. judge rejects Apple bid for injunction against Samsung
Son attends a news conference in TokyoBy Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - Masayoshi Son's nose for an investment has turned a $20 million start-up punt on Alibaba into a stake worth maybe $50 billion or more as the Chinese e-commerce giant co-founded and led by Jack Ma heads to what could be the biggest U.S. Son, CEO of Japanese telecoms firm SoftBank Corp, also put money into a young Yahoo Inc, co-founded by Jerry Yang, in 1995, and Yahoo's subsequent investment in Alibaba saw Ma, Son and Yang build Alibaba Group Holding Ltd [IPO-BABA.N] into one of world's biggest internet companies as China's e-commerce market took off.
Mega-IPO to rekindle the 'bromance' behind Alibaba's rise
People play in a hall inside Alibaba's headquarters in HangzhouAlibaba Group Holding Ltd's [IPO-BABA.N] revenue accelerated in the second quarter on strong gains in its mobile business, providing investors with what may be the final glimpse of the Chinese e-commerce company's financials before its expected landmark market debut. Alibaba, whose IPO could be the largest ever by a technology company, said mobile revenue was roughly a third of its total transaction volume in the three months ended June 30, up from 27.4 percent in the first three months of the year. Revenue in the second quarter increased 46 percent year-on-year to $2.54 billion, a faster pace than the 38.7 percent revenue growth that Alibaba posted in the first quarter. Net income attributable to Alibaba's ordinary shareholders nearly tripled to $1.99 billion, or 84 cents per share, in the quarter.
Alibaba revenue soars ahead of IPO
Visitors walk past the IBM booth at the 9th China International Software Product & Information Service Expo in NanjingBy Marina Lopes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp on Wednesday launched a computer system that can quickly identify patterns in massive amounts of data, an ability that IBM said should hasten breakthroughs in science and medical research. The computer system, Watson Discovery Advisor, understands chemical compound interaction and human language and can visually map out connections in data, the company said in a statement. Some researchers and scientists have already been using Watson Discovery Advisor to sift through the sludge of scientific papers published daily. Sanofi, a French pharmaceutical company is working with Watson to identify alternate uses for existing drugs.
IBM launches Watson system for research, hopes for breakthroughs
A Chicago federal judge on Wednesday said Groupon Inc sales representatives cannot pursue a class-action lawsuit over the Internet commerce company's failure to pay for overtime before and after its 2011 initial public offering. District Judge Edmond Chang said the roughly 1,500 representatives' claims, job duties and alleged injuries were too disparate to justify letting them sue as a group over allegations that Groupon violated Illinois' minimum wage law. Chang noted that Groupon did eventually adopt more uniform management policies, and that these could "serve as markers" for the plaintiffs to pursue a smaller class action. More than 100 Groupon sales representatives are pursuing related claims under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
Groupon sales reps can't pursue overtime pay class action
The LG G Watch R is a round, retro smartwatch with good looks to spareSo LG went back to work, and came up with a beautiful, round smartwatch of its own. LG promises that it's viewable in sunlight and clear from any angle, and the plastic also comes with some durability benefits — the G Watch R works in up to a meter of water for up to 30 minutes. This device looks perhaps more like a normal analog watch than any other we've seen before, including the Moto 360. Of course, it's not an analog watch.
The LG G Watch R is a round, retro smartwatch with good looks to spare
HP is still having trouble making PC components that won’t kill youHP has been on fire over the past year… and that’s not a good thing. HP announced this week that it will be recalling roughly 6 million AC power cords that were sold between September 2010 through June 2012 after discovering that the cords are liable to overheat and catch on fire. HP says that the affected power cords shipped with “HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers, as well as with AC adapters provided with accessories such as docking stations.” Customers who sent their power cords back will have replacement cords shipped to them at no cost. FROM EARLIER: School faces ‘unmitigated disaster’ after buying students HP tablets HP has seemingly had a lot of problems in recent history
HP is still having trouble making PC components that won’t kill you
Pentax's latest DSLR has glowing LEDs to tell you what mode it's in
Pentax's latest DSLR has glowing LEDs to tell you what mode it's in
People work on computers at a communal workbench at HeatSync Labs in Phoenix, in this photo made Wednesday, July 23, 2014. The nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores offers a space where inventors and tinkerers can work on projects and share ideas. (AP Photo/Emaun Kashfi)MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape.
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Two Chinese firms are among companies which have approached STATS ChipPAC Ltd about acquiring it, the Singapore provider of technology services said on Thursday. STATS ChipPAC, which has a market value of $1.2 billion and is majority owned by state investor Temasek Holdings [TEM.UL], identified Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology Co and Tianshui Huatian Technology Co as possible bidders. The Singapore company, which provides semiconductor packaging design and assembly solutions, had said in May that it had received approaches by some companies but had not identified them. The Chinese companies, which were first named by Bloomberg news on Wednesday, each have a market capitalisation that is only slightly bigger than STATS ChipPAC.
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Eric Schmidt’s curious advice: ‘Know your competition, but don’t copy it’In the latest edition of Talking Schmidt, a series where 9to5Google analyzes Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s most baffling quotes, we take a look at Schmidt’s upcoming book, How Google Works. In order to promote the book, Schmidt took to Google+ and posted the following image. The cartoon is accompanied by the following message: “Playing catch-up with the competition can only ever help you make incremental gains. It will never help you create something new. It’s important to understand what’s going on around you, but the best way to stay ahead is a laser focus on building great products that people need.” Of course, the irony here is that Google’s “hard lemonade” sure does taste a whole lot like the lemonade those other
Eric Schmidt’s curious advice: ‘Know your competition, but don’t copy it’
NASA's massive Space Launch System rocket is slated for a 2018 launch
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File photo of border fence at the United States-Mexico border outside of Brownsville, TexasCongress who object to President Barack Obama's immigration policies are threatening to tie a must-pass budget bill to the issue, making for a possible showdown in September and raising the specter of a government shutdown. White House-Congress tensions rose on Wednesday when Obama spokesman Josh Earnest said the president's upcoming decision on steps to possibly ease some immigration rules would not be affected by Republican tactics. "It would be a real shame if Republicans were to engage in an effort to shut down the government over a commonsense solution (on immigration)." When lawmakers return from their summer recess on Sept. 8, they hope to sprint to another long break beginning around Sept. 19. Federal agencies were shut down for 16 days because of a lack of funds, before a bruised Republican Party relented.
Immigration could set stage for big U.S. budget showdown
Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist waves after meeting supporters outside the North Miami Public Library in MiamiBy Letitia Stein TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Florida voters handed Charlie Crist his first victory as a Democrat in Tuesday's primary election for governor, while also exposing weaknesses in his nationally watched bid to take back the job he once held as a Republican. Crist won almost 75 percent of Democratic votes in a widely expected defeat of a primary challenger. Some of the lowest levels afflicted the Democratic base in south Florida. Republican enthusiasm outpaced the Democratic showing in the critical swing region in the central part of the state, said Susan MacManus, a political science professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Primary reveals Democrat Crist's weak spots in Florida governor's race
Undocumented immigrant Elva Valdez who said she has lived in the U.S. for 26 years, holds a sign as she marches with her son Jared Lizame to demand immigration reform in Hollywood, Los AngelesThe deal reached between the American Civil Liberties Union and federal officials stems from a lawsuit brought last year on behalf of other immigration rights groups and about 10 immigrants who accepted so-called "voluntary returns" to Mexico. The settlement is limited in scope as most of reforms agreed to by U.S.
U.S. to ease some deportations to Mexico under settlement
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE (Reuters) - The hot topic of same-sex marriage was sent to the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday in a case brought by two women appealing a Tampa judge's denial of their divorce petition. The Second District Court of Appeal asked the Supreme Court to rule on what it said was a matter "of great public importance and will have a great effect on the proper administration of justice throughout the state." At issue is a 2008 amendment to the Florida Constitution approved by voters which defined marriage as the legal union of a man and a woman and denied state recognition of any other union.    Three dissenting judges argued that the issue is not whether Florida must legalize same-sex couples but whether it must recognize such marriages performed in other states.    “Resolution of the constitutional questions will no doubt impact far more individuals than the two involved here,”the District Court majority ruled. “And there can be little doubt that until the constitutional questions are finally resolved by the Florida Supreme Court or the United States Supreme Court, there will be a great impact on the proper administration of justice in Florida.”    The case involves Mariama Monique Changamire Shaw and Keiba Lynn Shaw, who were married in Massachusetts in 2010 and moved to Florida.
Gay marriage issue lands at Florida Supreme Court
In this Dec. 28, 2011, file photo, Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson speaks at a rally for Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, at the Iowa State Fair Grounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Sorenson resigned from office Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2013, after investigator Mark Weinhardt’s report concluded Sorenson likely broke ethics rules in receiving $7,500 in monthly income from Rep. Michelle Bachmann’s, R-Minn., political action committee and presidential campaign in exchange for working as Bachmann’s state chair in 2011. The state senator received a $25,000 check from ahigh-ranking official in Ron Paul’s presidential campaign days before ditching Michele Bachmann to support Paul, and eventually received $73,000 in payments that may be linked to Paul’s campaign, the independent investigator has found. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, file)An Iowa state senator who abandoned then-presidential candidate Michele Bachmann to endorse Ron Paul a week before the 2012 Iowa caucuses has pleaded guilty to “concealing payments” from Paul’s campaign in exchange for his support.
Former Iowa Republican official admits to taking payment for support of Ron Paul’s presidential bid
The world may not be ready for another crisis on Ukraine’s borders, but one may be brewing — this time on the west, in the obscure Moldovan province of Transnistria, occupying about 1,600 square miles between the Dniester River and the Ukrainian frontier.
On Ukraine's 'other side' to the west, fears of familiar crisis brew in tiny Moldova
Facebook photo of Douglas McAuthur McCain - alleged american killed while fighting for ISIS in Syria. (via Facebook)Distraught family members of American Douglas McAuthur McCain, killed in Syria after allegedly joining forces with a militant group, spoke to news outlets and posted on social media to express shock.
Family 'devastated' by reports of American Douglas McAuthur McCain killed fighting with ISIL
This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. Across the broad swath of territory it controls from northern Syria through northern and western Iraq, the extremist group known as the Islamic State has proven to be highly organized governors. (AP Photo/Militant Website, File)What do Syrian President Bashar Assad and the U.S. Congress have in common? President Obama is unlikely to ask either for a formal green light to expand the American air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from Iraq into Syria.
Obama likely to hit ISIL in Syria without Congress’s formal OK
The political chief of Hamas has called on President Barack Obama to intervene with the Israeli government to "lift the siege" of Gaza and push for a cease-fire in the conflict to stop a "holocaust" against the Palestinians.
In personal plea, top Hamas leader calls on Obama to stop 'holocaust' in Gaza
New Florida Rep, 23, Goes From Parents' House to State HouseBoomerang kids, take heart: One of your own is making a splash in Florida politics. Jennifer Sullivan, 23, still lives at home with her parents and is just about halfway through college. But the woman who admits she still quibbles with her siblings about who’s...
New Florida Rep, 23, Goes From Parents' House to State House
Ebola Outbreak Becomes Issue in Arkansas Senate RaceAn unexpected issue popped up in the Arkansas Senate race this week — Ebola. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., released an ad titled “Emergency Response,” highlighting the recent Ebola outbreak, saying his opponent Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., voted against funding for medical disaster aid. The Arkansas...
Ebola Outbreak Becomes Issue in Arkansas Senate Race
What Life Is Like Under ISIS in SyriaUN Report Says ISIS Recruits Children as Young as 10 to Be Fighters
What Life Is Like Under ISIS in Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative super PAC was forced Wednesday to edit a negative ad against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen after the New Hampshire Democrat's attorneys flagged inaccuracies in the spot with the broadcaster.
Super PAC changes anti-Shaheen ads after complaint
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria.
US checking report of 2nd American killed in Syria
Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at a fundraiser for the South Carolina Republican Party on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. Perry is visiting South Carolina for both politics and football in the first state in the south to vote in the presidential primaries. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry told South Carolina Republicans on Wednesday that it's important for the GOP to control Congress so they can solve the country's immigration problem and other national issues.
Perry says GOP Congress is key to solving problems
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Catherine Bellis, of the United States, reacts after a point against Dominika Cibulkova, of Slovakia, during the first round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
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In this Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 photo, the abandoned beach volleyball Olympic venue is seen in Neo Faliro, southern Athens. As Greece groans under a cruel depression, forecast to end this year, the 10-year anniversary once again raises the question of whether the Athens Games were too costly an undertaking for a weak economy. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — In an obscure corner of a park sits a forlorn reminder that, 10 years ago, Athens hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics. The crumbling miniature theater is inscribed with the words "glory, wealth, wisdom, victory, triumph, hero, labor" — and it is where visiting Olympic officials planted an olive sapling that would bear their names for posterity.
Athens Olympics leave mixed legacy, 10 years later
The Ray and Lucy Hand Digital Studio is being constructed on the ground levee of the Brenda Lawson Athletic Center in Knoxville, Tenn., Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/The Knoxville News Sentinel, Saul Young)The Southeastern Conference's new network debuts Thursday, promising more than 1,000 live events this year and a reach that includes most major television providers in the South.
Schools invest millions preparing for SEC Network
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Ajit Pai called the NFL's television blackout rules "outdated," and urged his fellow Federal Communications Commission representatives to vote in favor of having them repealed to address fan concerns.
FCC's Pai supports repeal of NFL TV blackout rules
This undated photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Johathan Koppenhaver who appeared in UFC's Ultimate Fighter TV show in 2007. Las Vegas police say the former UFC fighter is the primary suspect in a domestic dispute that resulted in serious injuries. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police are looking for a mixed martial arts fighter and porn actor after his girlfriend posted graphic photos of her swollen and beaten face online and said the man, known as War Machine, beat her and a friend so severely that she feared for her life.
Mixed martial arts fighter accused of attacking ex
FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2014, photo, then-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, left, shakes hands with former NBA players Bill Russell, right, and "Downtown" Freddie Brown as Omar Lee looks on during an NCAA college basketball game between Washington and Oregon State in Seattle. Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. The team says the sale closed Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, after a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the franchise. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Ballmer officially became the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday.
Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer goes through
Tiger Woods winces after tee shot on the sixth hole during the second round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. captain Tom Watson said he would be foolish not to consider Tiger Woods as one of his three wild-card selections for the Ryder Cup, a decision that ultimately would be based on Woods' words instead of his actions.
Watson still considering Woods for Ryder Cup
A small memorial of flowers is seen at Canandaigua Motorsports Park Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Canandaigua, N.Y. On Saturday night, Tony Stewart struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr., 20, a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the track trying to confront Stewart during a race at the track in upstate New York. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said his department's investigation is not criminal and that Stewart was "fully cooperative" and appeared "very upset" over what had happened. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)PORT LEYDEN, N.Y. (AP) — Kevin Ward Jr. was crafting a reputation as a wheelman, the kind of driver who could race vehicles on any track without fear.
Ward crafted reputation as wheelman before death
A Palestinian boy rides a donkey next to the destroyed Nada Towers residential neighborhood in the town of Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)LONDON (AP) — The International Tennis Federation ruled Tuesday that Davis Cup matches will be moved out of Ukraine and Israel because of security issues in both countries.
ITF rules on Israel and Ukraine Davis Cup venues
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission says it's time to repeal NFL television blackout rules.
FCC chief supports repeal of NFL TV blackout rules
University of Southern California football player Josh Shaw admitted on Wednesday that he fabricated a widely publicized story that he hurt himself while rescuing his young nephew from a swimming pool. I apologize to USC for this action on my part," Shaw said in a statement issued by his attorney, Donald Etra. Etra said the 22-year-old senior defensive back and captain of the Trojan football team did fall off of a balcony but declined to say under what circumstances. Shaw has been suspended indefinitely, USC said.
USC football player admits making up rescue story
The National Football League slaps Josh Gordon with a one-year ban after the Cleveland Browns player's appeal was deniedThe National Football League has slapped wide receiver Josh Gordon with a one-year ban for substance abuse after the Cleveland Browns player's appeal was thrown out. The suspension comes after the 23-year-old Gordon, who led the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards last season, argued he failed a drugs test because of second-hand marijuana smoke. The league said in a statement that Gordon's "eligibility for reinstatement will be determined following the 2014 season." Gordon, who has a history of suspensions and misdemeanors, said in a statement: "I would like to apologize to my teammates, coaches, the Cleveland Browns organization and our fans.
Browns receiver Gordon suspended one year
NFL: St. Louis Rams-Rookie Minicamp(Reuters) - Sports television network ESPN said on Wednesday it regrets a report that detailed the showering habits of St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted in the NFL. The Walt Disney Co-owned network received criticism on Tuesday after reporter Josina Anderson quoted an anonymous Rams player saying that Sam waited to take showers "as not to make his teammates feel uncomfortable." "ESPN regrets the manner in which we presented our report," the company said in a statement. Sam's supporters have said that his sexuality is irrelevant to his performance and have dismissed suggestions that an openly gay player would be a distraction for an NFL team. "Dear ESPN, Everyone but you is over it," he wrote on Twitter.
ESPN regrets report on showering habits of NFL's Michael Sam
Doc Rivers, the head coach who helped his Los Angeles Clippers players navigate the turbulent waters of the Donald Sterling scandal, will stay with the club through the 2018-19 NBA seasonDoc Rivers, the head coach who helped his Los Angeles Clippers players navigate the turbulent waters of the Donald Sterling scandal, will stay with the club through the 2018-19 NBA season. The Clippers announced on Wednesday they had agreed a contract extension with Rivers, who led them to a franchise-best 57-25 record and a second straight Pacific Division title in his first campaign with the club. His future with the Clippers had become uncertain in the wake of the scandal involving former owner Sterling, who received a lifetime ban from the NBA after racist remarks he made to a woman friend became public. The team has since been sold for $2 billion to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, who praised Rivers on Wednesday.
Coach Rivers signs extension with Clippers
By Fiona Ortiz CHICAGO (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people lined Chicago's streets on Wednesday to cheer on an all-African-American Little League baseball team whose U.S. The Jackie Robinson West team of 11- and 12-year-olds from Chicago's South Side beat a team from Las Vegas, Nevada, last week to become the top U.S. They are showing kids there's more out there than gang-banging," said Darletta Smith, 48, a resident of the south side who watched the team's games on TV with her children. Little League games became ubiquitous on Chicago sports bar televisions as people watched Jackie Robinson West - named for the player who broke the color barrier in the major leagues in the 1940s - advance in the tournament.
Chicago pride swells over champion Little League team
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FILE - In this Feb. 1950 file photo actor Humphrey Bogart, left, and his wife, actress Lauren Bacall, appear at the Stork Club in New York. Bacall, the sultry-voiced actress and Humphrey Bogart’s partner off and on the screen, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in New York. She was 89. (AP Photo, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Bacall had one of those incredible lives.
Bacall's legend more than just acting and Bogart
FILE - This May 1945 file photo shows actor Humphrey Bogart, left, with his wife actress Lauren Bacall. Bacall, the sultry-voiced actress and Humphrey Bogart’s partner off and on the screen, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in New York. She was 89. (AP Photo, File)NEW YORK (AP) — "Anybody got a match?" was Lauren Bacall's first line, in Howard Hawks "To Have and Have Not," and, ever since, captive moviegoers have been desperately fumbling for a light.
Lauren Bacall, a screen goddess of the shadows
FILE - This Oct. 12, 1955 file photo shows actors Humphrey Bogart, left, and his wife, Lauren Bacall at the premiere of "The Desperate Hours," in Los Angeles. Bacall, the sultry-voiced actress and Humphrey Bogart’s partner off and on the screen, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in New York. She was 89. (AP Photo/Harold Filan, FIle)Lauren Bacall had the look — cool and mysterious — and she had the sound, courtesy of that irresistibly low and throaty voice.
That look, and that voice: Bacall's best roles
FILE - This June 15, 2007 file photo shows actor and comedian Robin Williams posing for a photo in Santa Monica, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in an apparent suicide. Williams was 63. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Fallon paid tribute to Robin Williams on the "Tonight Show," where the late comic made many memorable, seldom-seated appearances.
On 'Tonight Show,' Fallon pays tribute to Williams
FILE - This Jan. 23, 2014 file photo made available by the Miami Beach Police Dept., shows Justin Bieber at the police station in Miami Beach, Fla. According to two people directly involved with the case, Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges in his January arrest in South Florida after what police initially described as an illegal street drag race. The two people told The Associated Press Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, that the 20-year-old pop star would plead guilty to misdemeanor careless driving and resisting arrest without violence charges. Bieber also will agree to take an anger management course and make a charitable donation. (AP Photo/Miami Beach Police Dept., File)MIAMI (AP) — Pop singer Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges over his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal street race, two people involved in the case told The Associated Press.
Sources: Justin Bieber reaches plea deal in Fla.
FILE - This March 27, 2010 file photo shows actor Robin Williams speaking at The 24th American Cinematheque Awards honoring Matt Damon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. The sheriff’s office said a preliminary investigation showed the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia.(AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Although police have now revealed how Robin Williams committed suicide, the Oscar-winning actor's fans, friends and even family continue to struggle to understand why someone who spread so much joy throughout the world could find so little in his own life that he decided to stop living.
Robin Williams hanged self but no answer as to why
FILE - This March 16, 2002 file photo shows actress Lauren Bacall waving as she enters Marble Collegiate Church in New York for the wedding of Liza Minnelli and David Gest. Bacall, the sultry-voiced actress and Humphrey Bogart’s partner off and on the screen, died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 in New York. She was 89. (AP Photo/Ed Betz, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Excerpts from Lauren Bacall's 1978 memoir, "By Myself":
Excerpts from Lauren Bacall's book 'By Myself'
Taylor Swift arrives at New York premiere of "The Giver" at the Zeigfeld Theater on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — Not all the actors at a star-packed news conference Tuesday for the new film "The Giver" had been familiar with Lois Lowry's acclaimed 1994 book before they made the film. But Taylor Swift sure had been.
Taylor Swift waxes philosophical on 'Giver' themes
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The world's best Scrabble players are squaring off for the title of Scrabble champion, with the winner to be crowned in Buffalo.
Players go for the Scrabble title in Buffalo
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A publicist for Casey Kasem's daughter says the late radio personality's children are working with law enforcement following a report that Kasem's wife is making arrangements to have Kasem's body flown to Europe.
Publicist: Kasem children worry about body status
This Dec. 15, 2010 photo released by the U.S. Department of Defense shows actor-comedian Robin Williams performing for a USO tour at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Members of the armed forces have long held special affection for Williams, 63, who died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 after hanging himself in his San Francisco Bay Area home. Williams never served in the military, but he was a tireless participant in USO shows. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army Spc. Adam L. Mathis, 17th Public Affairs Detachment)NEW YORK (AP) — Robin Williams was a superstar in movies, on television and at comedy clubs.
Williams remembered fondly by military
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The popularity of "Sharknado" may have had a splash-over effect on Discovery Channel's Shark Week, which the channel said debuted with its highest-rated night ever in 27 years of telecasts.
Sharks keep hold on TV viewers' attention
FILE - Kim Kardashian and U.S rap singer Kanye West arrive at a luxury shop in Paris, Wednesday, May 21, 2014 file photo. Recently, Kardashian West spoke about baby North, the success of her online game, her upcoming book of selfies and how motherhood has emboldened her. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Recently Kim Kardashian West sent her stepfather Bruce Jenner a text because of something she read online.
Did Kimye baby North West say mama or dada 1st?
FILE - This Jan. 23, 2014 file photo made available by the Miami Beach Police Dept., shows Justin Bieber at the police station in Miami Beach, Fla. According to two people directly involved with the case, Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges in his January arrest in South Florida after what police initially described as an illegal street drag race. The two people told The Associated Press Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, that the 20-year-old pop star would plead guilty to misdemeanor careless driving and resisting arrest without violence charges. Bieber also will agree to take an anger management course and make a charitable donation. (AP Photo/Miami Beach Police Dept., File)MIAMI (AP) — Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges stemming from his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal street drag race, two people directly involved in the case told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
AP sources: Bieber reaches plea deal in Fla. case
Robin Williams' three children — Zak, Zelda and Cody Williams — and Williams' former wife Marsha Garces Williams, who is Zelda and Cody's mother, released statements Tuesday about the actor who died Monday at age 63.
Statements from Williams' children and former wife
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FILE - This Nov. 29, 2013, file photo shows a part of the HealthCare.gov website, photographed in Washington. The administration is warning hundreds of thousands of consumers they risk losing taxpayer-subsidized health insurance unless they act quickly to resolve issues about their citizenship and immigration status. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health care law.
Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near
WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental Ebola drug has been used to treat two American aid workers and a Spanish missionary priest. Could Liberian doctors be next?
Ebola: Questions, answers about an unproven drug
The Women's Reproductive clinic is seen in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. If the new abortion law, one of the toughest in the nation, is upheld by a federal judge, the only remaininc abortion clinic in El Paso, across the state border from Santa Teresa, will be forced to close due to new requirements and women will have to travel hundreds of miles or go to New Mexico to obtain an abortion. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Llorca)EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Crossing borders is a part of life in El Paso in far West Texas, where people may walk into Mexico to visit family or commute to New Mexico for work. But getting an abortion doesn't require leaving town.
Texas abortion law could send women across borders
(Reuters) - Repros Therapeutics Inc said its experimental drug to treat low testosterone was superior to a leading marketed gel and a placebo in the first of two identical studies. Patients who were given the drug, Androxal, experienced superiority in sperm concentration compared with those who used Abbvie Inc's AndroGel, said the company. Food and Drug Administration recommended sperm concentration and responder rates as important parameters for assessing the drug's approval. Androxal is being developed as an oral therapy to treat men of reproductive age with low testosterone.
Repros says its testosterone drug found superior in study
Visitors walk past the IBM booth at the 9th China International Software Product & Information Service Expo in NanjingBy Marina Lopes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp on Wednesday launched a computer system that can quickly identify patterns in massive amounts of data, an ability that IBM said should hasten breakthroughs in science and medical research. The computer system, Watson Discovery Advisor, understands chemical compound interaction and human language and can visually map out connections in data, the company said in a statement. Some researchers and scientists have already been using Watson Discovery Advisor to sift through the sludge of scientific papers published daily. Sanofi, a French pharmaceutical company is working with Watson to identify alternate uses for existing drugs.
IBM launches Watson system for research, hopes for breakthroughs
Plaintiff Michael Egan is seen through a screen during a news conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, CaliforniaA 31-year-old man on Wednesday withdrew a high-profile lawsuit accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was an aspiring teen actor. Michael Egan filed a motion for voluntary dismissal of the civil lawsuit brought against Singer in April, according to court documents filed in Hawaii. Egan had also filed three other lawsuits claiming he was sexually abused as a teen by entertainment firm executive Gary Goddard and TV executives David Neuman and Garth Ancier, all of which have been dismissed.
Man drops sex abuse lawsuit against 'X-Men' director Bryan Singer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules.
Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions
A Look Inside a Slum Cut Off by the Ebola OutbreakQuarantined West Point Residents Are Desperate for Food
A Look Inside a Slum Cut Off by the Ebola Outbreak
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will make the announcement as part of a previously scheduled briefing for reporters, the sources said. In addition, a steering committee made up of senior officials from NIH and the Department of Defense last week approved the first step toward using three advanced laboratories to manufacture Ebola vaccines and treatments, a person familiar with the planning told Reuters. The three labs, in Texas, Maryland and North Carolina, were set up in 2012 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in partnership with private industry to respond to pandemics or chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear threats.
Ebola vaccine from GSK to begin U.S. clinical trials within weeks: sources
A view of an interactive display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, November 16, 2010Emotions connected to memories can be rewritten, making bad events in the past seem better and good things appear worse, scientists from Japan and the United States have found. The discovery of the mechanism behind the process helps to explain the power of current psychotherapeutic treatments for mental illnesses such as depression or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), they said, and could offer new avenues for psychiatric help. "These findings validate the success of current psychotherapy, by revealing its underlying mechanism," research leader Susumu Tonegawa told AFP in Tokyo. The team, formed from a collaboration between Japan's RIKEN institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US, used optogenetics -- a new brain-control technology which utilises light -- to better understand what happens when we reminisce.
Neuroscientists say it's possible to overwrite bad memories
By Janice Neumann NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – That Chilean sea bass from the local grocery store could have twice the methylmercury that’s expected – if it comes from a region other than indicated on the label, a new study says. While fish certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is generally considered safe, seafood from regions with high levels of contamination are not. “Chilean sea bass is already known to sometimes have high mercury levels,” lead author Peter Marko, of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, told Reuters Health. Food and Drug Administration to avoid shark, tilefish, swordfish and King Mackerel because these species have a mean mercury level of 0.73 to 1.45 parts per million.
Fishery mislabeling could mean more mercury than buyers bargain for
File photo of logo of Swiss pharmaceutical company RocheRoche Holding AG's planned $8 billion purchase of InterMune Inc is centered around hopes for blockbuster sales of its lung drug, but the smaller company's development pipeline may end up giving the Swiss drugmaker a far bigger bang for its buck. Industry analysts have forecast annual sales of about $2 billion for the pulmonary fibrosis treatment, pirfenidone, once it gains U.S. Success there could be a game-changer, given the unmet medical need to treat liver and kidney scarring that can be caused by factors such as obesity, diabetes and alcohol and drug abuse. "Liver fibrosis is a huge, multibillion-dollar market that's far bigger than the lung fibrosis market," said Katherine Xu, an analyst with William Blair & Co. "It involves millions of patients in the United States, versus 100,000." Pirfenidone, a pill with annual sales of about $150 million in Europe and Canada, treats a progressive scarring condition of the lungs called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis that typically kills patients within a few years.
InterMune drug may offer big upside to Roche if aimed at liver
By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Even people at significant risk for heart attacks and strokes can take an active role in reducing their own high blood pressure, by measuring it themselves and adjusting their medications, according to a new study from the UK. Researchers found that patients who closely monitored their own bloodpressure and medications, using detailed instructions from their doctors, lowered their readings more than patients who relied on their healthcare providers to take periodic readings and make medication changes. “We’ve previously done a study with a group of people with uncomplicated hypertension (or high blood pressure),” said Dr. Richard McManus, the report’s lead author. “We wanted to see if that intervention would also work with people with greater coronary heart disease and in the elderly.” The intervention consisted of patients creating a detailed plan with their doctor, measuring their own blood pressure daily and adjusting their medications according to their blood pressure readings and instructions in the plan.
Self management may reduce blood pressure: study
Doctors Without Borders medical workers put on protective clothing at an Ebola treatment facility in Kailahun, Sierra Leone, on August 15, 2014The international response to West Africa's Ebola outbreak is "dangerously inadequate," said the emergency coordinator for Doctors Without Borders (Medecins sans Frontieres) in Sierra Leone on Wednesday. "The Ebola outbreak has been out of control for months, but the global health community has taken a long time to react," wrote nurse Anja Wolz in the New England Journal of Medicine. It first emerged in 1976, and has been fatal in over half of cases in West Africa since the start of the year. More than 1,400 people across Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Nigeria have been killed in the largest Ebola outbreak to date, according to the World Health Organization's latest tally.
Ebola response 'dangerously inadequate,' says MSF official
A picture taken on August 25, 2014 in Monrovia shows nurses escorting a man infected with the Ebola virus to a hospital in MonroviaThe three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated on Wednesday as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone. Air France agreed to Paris's request for a "temporary suspension" of services to Sierra Leone, leaving its capital Freetown and Monrovia in neighbouring Liberia with just one regular service, from Royal Air Morocco (RAM). "In light of the analysis of the situation and as requested by the French government, Air France confirms it is maintaining its program of flights to and from Guinea and Nigeria," the flag carrier said.
Ebola zone countries isolated as airlines stop flights
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NASA’s Space Launch System 70-metric-ton configuration is seen launching to space in this undated artist's renderingBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket, designed to fly astronauts to the moon, asteroids and eventually Mars, likely will not have its debut test flight until November 2018, nearly a year later than previous estimates, agency officials said on Wednesday. NASA is 70 percent confident of making a November 2018 launch date, given the technical, financial and management hurdles the Space Launch System faces on the road to development, NASA associate administrators Robert Lightfoot and Bill Gerstenmaier told reporters on a conference call. NASA estimates it could spend almost $12 billion developing the first of three variations of the rocket and associated ground systems through the debut flight, and potentially billions more to build and fly heavier-lift next-generation boosters, a July 2014 General Accountability Office report on the program said. While the rocket might be ready for a test flight in December 2017, as previously planned, the new assessment showed the odds of that were “significantly less” than the 70 percent confidence level NASA requires of new programs, Gerstenmaier said.
NASA says new heavy-lift rocket debut not likely until 2018
A nearly complete skeleton of a mammoth that died 20,000 to 40,000 years ago is pictured near Dallas,Texas in this undated handout photoBy Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - A North Texas family, who discovered the skeleton of a 20,000- to 40,000-year-old mammoth while mining through sediment on their farm, is preparing to turn over the remains to a local museum. In May, Wayne McEwen and his family were gathering material from a gravel pit on their property, south of Dallas, when his son struck a 6-foot (1.8 meter) tusk while operating an excavator. The rest of the near-complete skeleton was unearthed by a team from a nearby community college, who determined it was a Columbian mammoth - a slightly larger, less hairy version of the more famous woolly mammoth. The family decided to donate the remains to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas.
Texas family to part ways with skeleton of mammoth found on its farm
By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - The frailty of remembrance might have an upside: When a memory is recalled, two research teams reported on Wednesday, it can be erased or rewired so that a painful recollection is physically linked in the brain to joy and a once-happy memory to pain. "Recalling a memory is not like playing a tape recorder," said Susumu Tonegawa of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who led one of the studies. The mice had been engineered so specific brain neurons could be activated with light, a technique called optogenetics.
Tricking memory in lab animals stokes hope for PTSD
By Irene Koltz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla (Reuters) - Space Exploration Technologies will delay the launch of its next Falcon 9 rocket by up to two weeks following Friday’s explosion of a related prototype vehicle during a flight test, officials said on Tuesday. The privately owned company, also known as SpaceX, had planned to launch a communications satellite owned by Hong Kong-based Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Ltd early Tuesday from Cape CanaveralAir Force Station in Florida. On Sunday, SpaceX announced it would delay the launch of the AsiaSat 6 spacecraft for one day to review data collected during the botched test flight of a Falcon rocket demonstration vehicle that on Friday. The Falcon 9R exploded about 17 seconds after liftoff from SpaceX’s McGregor, Texas, rocket development and testing facility, video posted on YouTube by spectators showed.
SpaceX delays launch after test rocket explosion
The Boeing logo is seen at their headquarters in ChicagoBy Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co has completed a key review of its design for a new commercial venture to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, making it the only one of four rival bidders to finish the NASA work on time, company officials said on Thursday. Boeing is competing with Space Exploration Technologies Corp, or SpaceX, and privately held Sierra Nevada Corp, to develop and build U.S. The multibillion-dollar program has taken on new urgency in recent months, given escalating tensions with Russia over its annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine. NASA spokeswoman Stephanie Martin said the U.S.
Boeing says completed key design review for space taxi
Quakes Keep Shaking Iceland's Bardarbunga VolcanoEarthquakes are still rocking Iceland as lava pushes through a long underground fissure near the ice-covered Bardarbunga volcano. By 6:42 p.m. local time (2:42 p.m. EDT) today (Aug. 27), the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) had detected about 1,300 tremors in the region, most of the them originating from the subsurface channel being carved out by magma, or molten rock. Late in the day, the discovery of a long depression above the southeast edge of Bardarbunga's caldera sparked new speculation about an eruption. As much as 10.5 billion gallons of water (40 million liters) could have melted and gone missing under the ice, the University of Iceland said.
Quakes Keep Shaking Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano
By sending green, red and yellow laser beams down a path to detector, researchers have shed light on the famous physics idea known as the "Schrödinger's cat" thought experiment. Over any given period there's a 50-50 chance the poison vial will open, and a person who opens the box after a given time and looks at the cat will then observe that it is either dead or alive.
Schrödinger's Cat Comes into View with Strange Physics
These first four-limbed animals, the so-called stem tetrapods, ultimately gave rise to amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including the largest animals to ever live on the planet. When fish started moving onto land, "the fossil record suggests there was a great deal of diversity among fish, and thus a lot of competition between the fish," said lead study author Emily Standen, an evolutionary and comparative biomechanist at the University of Ottawa in Canada. But just how ancient fish made this shift to terrestrial life still remains largely a mystery.
Unusual Fish that 'Walks' Holds Clues to Animal Evolution
Power of the Sun: Elusive Solar Neutrinos Detected, a Cosmic FirstTiny particles forged in the heart of the sun have been detected for the first time, offering scientists a glimpse into the nuclear fusion core of our closest star. The subatomic particles, called neutrinos, are hallmarks of the dominant fusion process insidethe sun. The new findings "allow us to look at the majority of the fusion reactions in the sun's core in real time, as they happen, minus an eight-minute delay for travel to Earth," Andrea Pocar, of the University of Massachusetts and part of the Borexino team, told Space.com by email.  "The measurement allows us to strongly confirm the model of the sun, and to take a 'neutrino photograph'." [The Sun Quiz: Do You Know Our Star?]
Power of the Sun: Elusive Solar Neutrinos Detected, a Cosmic First
White Dwarfs May Hold Nuclear Trigger for Explosive SupernovasSupernovas, the most powerful stellar explosions in the universe, may result from catastrophic nuclear explosions on dead stars, new research shows. Scientists had long theorized that such nuclear events cause some supernovas, but now researchers finally have direct evidence. A supernova shines brightly enough to briefly outshine all the stars in its galaxy, making it visible from halfway across the universe. For decades, scientists theorized that about one-quarter of all supernovas, a kind known as type Ia supernovas, involved white dwarfs, the remains of stars that cram the mass of the sun into a much smaller volume.
White Dwarfs May Hold Nuclear Trigger for Explosive Supernovas
Handout transmission electron micrograph shows the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirusBy Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Fewer than half of Saudi Arabian patients in a study passed the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus to household members, and many of those who developed secondary infections contracted mild cases of MERS, global researchers reported on Wednesday. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, confirmed observations that the virus can cause mild disease, but overall transmission rates are low. "If less than half of infected patients transmit the virus to contacts, such as in this study, we can be pretty sure that this virus will not be able to start an epidemic in humans," co-author Christian Drosten of the Institute of Virology at the University of Bonn Medical Center said in an email. MERS, thought to originate in camels, causes coughing, fever and pneumonia, and kills about a third of its victims.
Scientists find mild cases of MERS among patients' families
By Malia Mattoch McManus HONOLULU (Reuters) - State scientists and officials are warning some residents of Hawaii's Big Island that their homes could be jeopardized by a lava flow from Kilauea Volcano that is moving through a forest preserve toward their neighborhood. Geological Survey scientist said that while the lava flow did not pose an imminent threat to residents of the Kaohe Homesteads of the island's Puna area, it was less than 2 miles(3 km) away and appeared to be advancing. "We are observing steam plumes," said Jim Kauahikaua, Scientist-in-Charge at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. The Hawaii Volcano Observatory and Hawaii County Civil Defense are holding meetings throughout the week to update residents on the potential threat, and the county was conducting daily flights over the area to assess the danger.  "It's very difficult to forecast what direction it could take," said Darryl Oliveira, Director of Hawaii County's Civil Defense, noting the flow has averaged a rate of travel of 200 to 300 feet (60 to 90 meters) a day.
Lava flow from Hawaii volcano could threaten homes, scientists say
FILE - This Aug. 19, 2014 file photo shows flash flood waters from the overrun Skunk Creek flood I-10 in northwestern Phoenix. Global warming is here, human-caused and can already be considered dangerous, a draft of a new international science report says, warning that it is increasingly likely that climate change could be irreversible. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Monday sent governments a final draft of its synthesis report, which combines three earlier, gigantic documents by the Nobel Prize-winning group. There is little in the report, that wasn’t in the other more-detailed versions, but the language is more stark and the report attempts to paint a bigger picture of the problem caused by the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and gas. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.
UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous
The scientist was fired in April 2012 from Sandia National Laboratories, a government-owned research facility operated by Sandia Corporation that is responsible in part for ensuring the safety of the nation's nuclear weapons stockpile. Huang also pleaded guilty to making a false statement to a counterintelligence officer in June 2011, the U.S.
U.S. scientist pleads guilty to taking government laptop to China
What can a simple, unadorned photograph of a tree teach people about a heady concept like "deep time" or "year zero?" Quite a lot, actually, if the photographer in question is Rachel Sussman. The scientists immediately recused themselves and said, "I'm not qualified." But for myself as an artist, I was able to come in and say, "I just have this idea, and I'm just going to follow it whatever direction it takes." I don't have to be following rote scientific protocols when deciding I want to look at this clonal desert organism and this coral and these bacteria.
Art, Science &Philosophy Behind Photos of Oldest Living Things
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David Barajas, center, is escorted out of the Brazoria County Courthouse after a jury acquitted him of murder on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, Angleton, Texas.Texas man free after shooting dead suspected drunk driver who hit, killed his two sons.
Father acquitted of shooting sons’ killer
Lawyers For Accused Boston Bomber Due In Court On ThursdayI could "put a bomb on you," Aliana Tsarnaev threatened in phone call with N.Y. woman.
Sister of Boston suspects charged in N.Y. bomb threat
A Syrian man looks at the rubble of a five story apartment building that was destroyed in a barrel bomb attack in Aleppo on August 27, 2014News comes after Douglas McAuthur McCain died fighting alongside Islamic State: U.S.
Possible 2nd U.S. jihadist killed in Syria
This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows 21-year-old Christina Regusters. The trial of Regusters, charged with abducting a kindergartner from her Philadelphia classroom and sexually assaulting her, is being delayed amid jury problems. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department)A young girl abducted from her kindergarten classroom and sexually brutalized in a 19-hour ordeal recalled bits of the crime for a jury Wednesday, but said she couldn't remember many of the details.
Girl kidnapped, sexually abused testifies against day care worker
USC senior cornerback Josh Shaw's admission follows L.A.P.D.'s report of ongoing investigation.
USC football player admits he lied about heroic act, retains a lawyer
In this Dec. 28, 2011, file photo, Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson speaks at a rally for Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, at the Iowa State Fair Grounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Sorenson resigned from office Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2013, after investigator Mark Weinhardt’s report concluded Sorenson likely broke ethics rules in receiving $7,500 in monthly income from Rep. Michelle Bachmann’s, R-Minn., political action committee and presidential campaign in exchange for working as Bachmann’s state chair in 2011. The state senator received a $25,000 check from ahigh-ranking official in Ron Paul’s presidential campaign days before ditching Michele Bachmann to support Paul, and eventually received $73,000 in payments that may be linked to Paul’s campaign, the independent investigator has found. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, file)Former Iowa official deserted 2012 presidential candidate Bachmann to endorse rival Paul.
Ex-GOP official admits he was paid to support candidate
Former St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom, left, speaks after he is named the director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety during a news conference with Gov. Jay Nixon, left, on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in St. Louis. Nixon appointed Isom nearly three weeks after the police shooting of Michael Brown led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb. Nixon did not directly say whether the leadership change was related to the events in Ferguson. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Huy Mach) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUTMissouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday appointed a new state public safety director, giving his administration its only black Cabinet member nearly three weeks after the shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer led to violent protests in a St. Louis suburb.
Missouri governor names new public safety director
Videographer was shot and killed by police gunfire while filming armed robbery.
Staffer on TV's 'Cops' fatally shot by police
Ukrainian soldiers park their hardware on roadside as they are waiting for the start of the march into the town of Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Heavy shelling hit a town of Novoazovsk in southeastern Ukraine on Wednesday, the third day of an assault that has forced government troops to spread their ranks thinner along the Russian border. Ukraine claimed the shelling was coming both from pro-Russian separatists and from Russia itself. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)The Obama administration accused Russia on Wednesday of orchestrating a new military campaign in Ukraine that is helping rebel forces expand their fight in the country's east and sending tanks, rocket launchers and armored vehicles toward communities elsewhere.
Russia directs new offensive in Ukraine: U.S.
People wave European Union and Moldavian national flagsAnother crisis on Ukraine’s borders may be brewing — this time on the west, in tiny Moldova.
On Ukraine's 'other side' to the west, fears of familiar crisis brew
Shirley Sotloff pleads with Islamic State leader to release sonMother of Steven Sotloff, held hostage by ISIL, made plea in video aimed at his captors.
Mom pleads for U.S. journalist's release
Outgoing commander of ISAF, U.S. Gen. Joseph Dunford, first left, and incoming U.S. Army Commander for International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF), Gen. John F. Campbell, first right, salute during a change of command ceremony at the ISAF Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. ISAF is a NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan that was established by the United Nations Security Council in 2001. It will end its mission at the end of 2014. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said as he stepped down as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.
Afghans face Taliban test in 2015, U.S. military leader says
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on August 24, 2014 at the Defense Ministry in the costal city of Tel AvivJERUSALEM (AP) — Both Israel's prime minister and Hamas declared victory Wednesday in the Gaza war, though their competing claims left questions over future terms of their uneasy peace still lingering.
Israeli PM Netanyahu declares victory in Gaza war
United States Coast Guard personnel are seen on their boat as they arrive back in Miami Beach on October 17, 2012A U.S. Coast Guard vessel fired in self-defense on an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf, the Navy said Wednesday, an encounter that could exacerbate tensions between the two countries as they work to hammer out a lasting deal over Iran's nuclear program.
U.S. Coast Guard fires at Iranian boat in Gulf
Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell, left, and her daughter Cailin YoungThe eldest daughter of former Gov. Bob McDonnell testified Wednesday that her parents' marriage had been troubled for many years and her mom developed "a mild obsession" with the Virginia businessman whose gifts to the family are at the heart of the McDonnells' corruption trial.
McDonnell daughter: Mom had 'mild obsession' with exec
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Two drunk women set off a smoke alarm and fought inside a Sunwing Airlines plane tonight, causing the flight to need a fighter jet escort back to Canada, according to the airline.
Drunk Women Fighting Blamed for Fighter Jet Escort to Canada
6 dead, 21 missing after landslide hits village in southwest China
6 Dead, 21 Missing in Landslide in Southwest China
Qantas Airways posts $2.6 billion loss for year reflecting fleet write downs and competition
Qantas Airways Posts $2.6 Billion Loss for Year
Scores of teenage girls in Colombia struck by mystery illness parents blame on vaccine
Girls in Colombian Town Struck by Mystery Illness
Head of Niger parliament flees country after his immunity lifted amid baby-trafficking scandal
Niger Lawmaker Flees Before Being Questioned
Relatives, civil organizations criticize Mexican government's new number on missing
Relatives Criticize Mexico's New Number on Missing
6 Ecuadoran police sentenced to 12 years for 2010 attempt on life of President Correa
Ecuadoran Police Sentenced for Attack on President
Mexico lake town besieged by kidnappings is first assignment for new police force
New Police Force Sent to Mexican Town Near Capital
Uruguay opens registration period to grow marijuana at home under legalization plan
Uruguayans Can Now Sign up to Grow Pot at Home
Opposition labor strike disrupts Argentine capital in protest of taxes, inflation
Labor Protest Disrupts Argentine Capital
Freed U.S. Journalist Addresses Press, Ukraine Stands Guard, Spain's Annual "Tomatina" Battle, Chicago Celebrates The Little League National Champions
Watch: Day in Pictures: 8/27/14
See the pistols, rifles and ammo for sale at an Erbil gun market.
Watch: Inside the Gun Market Where Kurds Stock Up to Protect Against ISIS
New report condemns mass executions and Assad regime barrel-bombing.
Watch: UN Details War Crimes in Syria
The American journalist spoke out for the first time since his release from the Al-Qaeda group that held him for two years.
Watch: Freed Hostage Peter Theo Curtis 'Overwhelmed With Emotion'
Images from across the globe: Deadly Car Bomb In Baghdad, Palestinians Displaced, Ukrainian Volunteers Get Deployed, Napa Cleans Up After Quake
Watch: Day in Pictures: 8/26/14
ABC U.S. News
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:06
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Two hurricanes, lots of questions. Marie & Cristobal FAQ
Marie and Cristobal: Two Storms and Lots of Questions
Utah approves winery in town largely controlled by polygamous sect, whose members often drink
Utah Approves Winery in Town With Polygamous Sect
Judge denies conservative activist's attempt to stop government from transporting immigrants
Judge Denies Restraining Order in Immigration Case
10 Things to Know for Thursday
Boston Marathon bombing suspect's sister charged with New York telephone bomb threat
Boston Suspect's Sister Charged in NY Bomb Threat
Southern California pediatric nurse charged with molesting his 2-month-old foster child
Pediatric Nurse Charged With Molesting 2-Month-Old
RV outside family court offers legal advice on child support to New York, New Jersey parents
RV Outside Family Courts Offers Child Support Help
Utah approves winery in town largely controlled by polygamous sect, whose members often drink
Utah Approves Winery in Town With Polygamous Sect
USC: Cornerback Josh Shaw suspended after admitting story about rescuing nephew was a lie
USC: Cornerback Josh Shaw Suspended After Admitting Story About Rescuing Nephew Was a Lie
Ex-officer admits helping others feign psych problems in massive NYC disability-fraud case
A Leader Admits Guilt in Big Disability-Fraud Case
Police: Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea suspected of beating daughter, but won't be charged
Police: Diplomat Accused of Beating; No Charges
Are powerful guns too dangerous for children to shoot?
Watch: Kids and Guns: Examining Gun Safety
As a mother issues an emotional plea for ISIS to release her son, a F-15 fighter jet crashes in Virginia, and Chicago celebrates U.S. champions Jackie Robinson West.
Watch: Mother Pleads With ISIS for Son's Release; Monster Waves Hit California Coast
Beach-goers are unexpectedly drenched while watching waves produced by Hurricane Marie.
Watch: Watch a California Crowd Get Soaked by a Massive Wave
Lincoln To, 17, lost out on a scholarship to Stanford University when his high school failed to send transcripts before the deadline.
Watch: School's Mistake Cost Student a Full Ride to Stanford
ABC Politics
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:06
ABC News: Politics
There are no bailiffs or Miranda rights here.
Immigration Judge Calls Courts 'Alternate Legal Universe'
Last month, the administration optimistically forecast 2.6 percent GDP growth.
US Economy Growing Slower Than White House Predicted
The deadly disease invades the race between Mark Pryor and Tom Cotton.
Ebola Outbreak Becomes Issue in Arkansas Senate Race
The United States is concerned that a Russian-directed counteroffensive is “likely underway� in Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Wednesday, citing Russian troops and equipment pushing into Ukraine, shelling in residential towns near the border and heavy fighting near...
Russian Incursion in Ukraine 'Likely Underway,' US Says
Jennifer Sullivan still argues with siblings about doing the dishes.
New Fla. Rep, 23, Goes From Parents' House to State House
By JOHN R. PARKINSON (@jparkABC) NOTABLES OBAMA APPROVES ISIS SURVEILLANCE FLIGHTS OVER SYRIA: President Obama has approved U.S military surveillance flights over Syria to track the Islamic militant group ISIS, a group that American warplanes have been attacking in neighboring Iraq, ABC News has confirmed. The...
The Note: Obama Mulls Options for Airstrikes Over Syria
When it was revealed in April that Veterans Affairs officials had maintained secret wait lists and covered up wait times for veterans seeking health care, the deaths of at least 40 such veterans stoked national outrage. But those long wait times and cover-ups didn’t cause the deaths, according to report released today by the VA’s inspector general.
Delays Didn't Necessarily Cause Deaths, VA Report Finds
President Obama has approved U.S military surveillance flights over Syria to track the Islamic militant group ISIS, a group that American warplanes have been attacking in neighboring Iraq, ABC News has confirmed.
Obama Approves ISIS Surveillance Flights Over Syria
By CHRIS GOOD (@c_good) NOTABLES SENATE CAMPAIGN USES PHOTO OF JAMES FOLEY’S EXECUTIONER. In a video posted to his campaign’s YouTube account Monday, New Mexico Senate candidate Allen Weh uses a brief still image of American journalist James Foley’s executioner. The image of Foley’s executioner,...
The Note: Foley Video on the Campaign Trail
The House of Representatives has hired Baker & Hostetler, one of America’s largest law firms, to the tune of $500 an hour, but a total not to exceed $350,000, to represent the lower chamber in its lawsuit against President Obama. In one of its final...
House Clears Up to $350K for Lawsuit Against Obama
A new ad sponsored by Democratic House candidate Mike Obermueller suggests anti-Obamacare opponent John Kline is being "played by the insurance industry."
Watch: Fake Insurance Execs Rock Out In New Campaign Ad
In an anti-Tom Barrow ad, the National Republican Congressional Committee blasts Dems for "outrageous" spending, including spending $820,000 to study how monkey respond to unfairness and their behavior while on cocaine.
Watch: NRCC Ad Blasts Congress for Spending $820,000 on Monkey Research
"Tom Cotton voted against preparing America for pandemics like Ebola," warns a new ad paid for by Arkansas Senate candidate Mark Pryor.
Watch: Senate Candidate Rips Opponent Over Ebola
Rear Admiral John Kirby comments on the U.S.'s involvement in Syria.
Watch: Obama Approves Surveillance Drones Over Syria
A message on the embassy's official Twitter account poked fun at the anniversary of British troops invading Washington, D.C.
Watch: British Embassy Celebrates the White House Burning of 1814, Apologizes
MONEYScope
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:06
ABC News: Money
Burger King, which announced today the acquisition of Tim Hortons, may have always been the second fiddle behind McDonald's, but almost every American can reminisce about those golden paper crowns and that diverse Burger King Kids Club gang that came straight out of a Benetton ad.
Burger King's Crowning Glory Achieved by Owner After Owner
Many wine fans may breathe a sigh of relief that damage from Sunday's earthquake, while devastating for some residents and Northern California wineries, will likely not affect U.S. vino prices yet.
How the California Earthquake Will Affect Wine Prices
The American fast food chain Burger King is in talks with the Canadian quick-service restaurant Tim Hortons about a potential merger, and the resulting company reportedly might be based in Canada. Though American politicians may object to the possibility of tax revenue escaping north of the border, Canadian fans say they may accept a merger if Burger King stays away from Tim Hortons' steeped-tea-and-honey cruller doughnut.
Canadians Decry Possible Burger King-Tim Hortons Merger: 'Save Timmies!'
At the International Property Rights Center in Washington D.C., director Lev Kubiak said selling counterfeit items was a “very, very lucrative business.� “I think most Americans have no idea� just how much of what they’re buying is actually fake, Kubiak said. Related: Can you spot...
US Companies Take Fight Against Counterfeiters in Own Hands
General Motors announces new engine, Cadillac production at Tenn. plant; UAW chides GOP
GM to Move Cadillac SRX Production to Tennessee
How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fared on Wednesday
How the Dow Jones Industrial Average Did Wednesday
Express, Chico's, Bob Evans and Tiffany are big market movers
Express and Chico's Are Big Market Movers
Stocks drift mostly higher as the Standard & Poor's 500 holds on to 2,000 points; Express up
Stocks Drift Higher; S&P 500 Holds on to 2,000
Figures on government spending and debt
Figures on Government Spending and Debt
SEC requires sellers of loan-backed securities to give details on borrowers' risk
SEC Adopts Rules on Loan-Backed Securities
Stocks drift higher in quiet trading; S&P 500 holds on to the 2,000-point level; Express gains
Stocks Drift Higher; S&P 500 Holds at 2,000 Points
Wheat rose, corn unchanged, oats and soybeans fell, on the CBOT; beef lower and pork higher on the CME.
Grain Mostly Lower, Beef Lower and Pork Higher
Sen. Cantwell, head of small business committee, targets gender gap in small business lending
Cantwell Targets Small Business Loan Gender Gap
The luxurious jewelry company beat analyst expectations on all counts.
Watch: Tiffany & Co. Shows Strong Earnings with Colored Diamond Sales
New investment pegs company worth higher than ever, despite no revenue
Watch: Snapchat Valued at $10 Billion
SciTech
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:06
ABC News: Technology
The mysterious hacker of hacking collective known as "Lizard Squad" has taken responsibility for a number of cyberattacks that have briefly knocked high profile websites offline.
Who Is Lizard Squad, Group Claiming Responsibility for High Profile Hacks?
"Netropolitan" bills itself as an online country club for the affluent.
Tour the Social Network for Rich People
You've reached college: the promised land. There are parties, new friends, the adventure of living in the dormitories and the thrill of figuring out what you want to do with your life.
10 Apps to Help Survive Freshman Year
In contested move, Forest Service OKs logging on Sierra Nevada land burned in California fire
AP NewsAlert
FBI says it's investigating reports of cyberattacks against US financial institutions
FBI Investigating Reports of Attacks on US Banks
Federal judge rejects Apple's request to block US sales of Samsung phones that copied iPhone
Apple Loses Bid to Block Sales of 9 Samsung Phones
Review: Technology enables television binge-watching, but there's a lot you lose
Review: The Case Against Binge-Watching TV
Feds give 20 species of colorful coral in Atlantic and Pacific protection as threatened
Feds Protect 20 Species of Coral as Threatened
NASAs new giant rocket system looking more likely to fly, but later; 1st launch delayed a year
NASA's New Giant Rocket System Passes Milestone
In contested move, Forest Service OKs logging on Sierra Nevada land burned in California fire
Feds Allow Logging After Huge California Wildfire
Alibaba discloses revenue growth is picking up again as Chinese company prepares for big IPO
Alibaba's Revenue Growth Surges in Latest Quarter
Time Warner Cable says widespread outages are largely resolved, still investigating cause
Time Warner Cable Says Outages Largely Resolved
Time Warner Cable subscribers across the country are experiencing service problems this morning.
Time Warner Cable Service Problems Reported Across the Country
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer stepped down from the board today to focus on other endeavors.
Why Steve Ballmer Quit Microsoft's Board
Finally, your dog can film his own viral video.
GoPro's $60 Harness Turns Dogs Into Filmmakers
Health
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:06
ABC News: Health
Quarantined West Point residents are desperate for food amid the Ebola outbreak.
A Look Inside a Slum Cut Off by the Ebola Outbreak
A second outbreak of suspected Ebola has sickened 24 people, according to WHO.
New Ebola Outbreak Emerges in Congo as Toll Ticks Up in West Africa
Boston Children's Hospital prints replicas of patients' body parts for practice.
Surgeons Get 'Dress Rehearsals' with 3D-Printed Body Parts
Blue steel gates guard the back entrance to an Ebola treatment center, where new patients flood in faster than bodies are removed. Today, I met a burial team tasked with collecting and burning the bodies – a dangerous but crucial job amid the worst-ever outbreak.
Behind the Gates of an Ebola Ward With a Burial Team
The health workers were treated with the experimental Ebola drug.
2 African Ebola Patients to Be Discharged After Getting ZMapp
Dr. Richard Besser goes inside a makeshift Ebola ward in Monrovia, Liberia.
Ebola Outbreak: Looking for Hope in a Hot Zone
This nail polish changes color on contact with date rape drugs.
How Nail Polish May Fend Off Sexual Assault
Aid groups in West Africa are scrambling to build treatment centers for the growing number of Ebola patients in the region.
Ebola-Stricken Countries Scramble to Build Treatment Centers
Ebola continues to spread and ignite fears with the Democratic Republic of Congo reporting its first cases over the weekend. The Congo is hundreds of miles away from the nearest affected country, but officials there say they suspect they've had more than a dozen Ebola deaths. At last count on Friday, the virus had killed at least 1,427 people and sickened 1,188 more – numbers thought to “vastly underestimate� the outbreak’s true toll, according to the World Health Organization, which is expected to release updated case counts soon.
Congo Reports First Ebola Cases as Outbreak Continues
Ex-Missouri State player Michael Keck, who died at 25, diagnosed with CTE.
Troubled College Football Player Had CTE
Columbus, Ohio has seen nearly 500 cases of mumps so far this year.
No Shots Could Mean No School, Ohio Health Officials Warn
Outbreak has killed more than 1,400 people.
Why There's No Viral Fundraiser to Help Fight Ebola
Hospital staff hugged Dr. Kent Brantly to show public he's not contagious.
Why American Ebola Survivor Got So Many Hugs
John Oberg caught the foul ball and handed it to his mom, glad she's alive.
Man Hands Foul Ball Catch to Terminally-Ill Mom
As families flock to pools and lakes to cool off, experts are warning about a risky consequence of climate change: waterborne disease.
How Hotter Summers Are Putting Swimmers at Risk
Entertainment
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:06
ABC News: Entertainment
So, Alec Baldwin's character on "30 Rock" was a pretty suave, cool customer, but the real-life person apparently is just as smooth. While sitting in the stands at a U.S. Open match this week, a ball bounced off the court and started flying at him and wife Hilaria Baldwin.
Watch Alec Baldwin Calmly Catch Tennis Ball Flying at His Face
Stephen Colbert won the Emmy for Best Variety Show on Monday night, but Gwen Stefani tripped over his name while making the announcement.
The Funny Way Stephen Colbert's Show Dealt With Gwen Stefani's Gaffe
Omaha police say officers' gunfire killed 'Cops' TV crewman, robbery suspect at restaurant
'Cops' Crew Member Killed in Omaha Police Shooting
"I'm not perfect," he admitted. "I make mistakes."
Why 'Bachelor In Paradise' Star Graham Gave AshLee Another Chance
"The Hills" alum recently launched her own line of bridesmaids dresses.
Lauren Conrad Designed Her Bridesmaids' Dresses Herself
The Oscar-winning actress sent the message to a four-year-old named Will.
Reese Witherspoon's Inspiring Message to Boy With Cancer
The actress, 39, talks about the value of being an older woman.
Charlize Theron on the Benefits of Getting Older
Meet the handsome farmer from Iowa who's planning to look for love on TV.
Everything You Need to Know About New 'Bachelor' Chris Soules
Demi Lovato turned heads at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards wearing a fire-engine red gown with an extremely plunging top. The singer then took to Instagram to explain that her outfit reflects her new positive body image, after years of torturing herself with insecurities.
Demi Lovato Reflects: 'I Wasted So Many Years Ashamed'
Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos have been married almost 20 years and have three children, but the iconic couple couldn't be any cuter still. Ripa posted a picture to Instagram today with the caption, "Happy hump day to my beloved @instasuelos! Thank you for making everyday feel like hump day!"
Inside Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' Family Vacation
Everyone gets a craving now and then for some tasty snacks -- even Nicki Minaj and Drake. Taking a break from their busy schedules, two rappers and good friends decided to head out to a local convenience store and pick up some snacks.
What Drake Bought Nicki Minaj When They Went Snack Shopping
News broke Tuesday that Miley Cyrus' MTV VMAs date Jesse Helt had a warrant out for his arrest in his native Oregon. Helt's mother Linda spoke to ABC News and focused on the good he accomplished at the award show, speaking out about youth homelessness and raising awareness.
Why Miley Cyrus' VMAs Date's Mother Is 'Proud' of Her Son
Soules made it to the final three men during the last season of "The Bachelorette."
And 'The Bachelor' Is ... Chris Soules
Chelsea Handler said goodbye to broadcast TV in the splashiest way Tuesday – bringing in the A-listers.
Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock Join Chelsea Handler for a Big Sendoff
There's a reason Sarah Hyland didn't bring her boyfriend of five years, Matt Prokop, to the Emmys. They broke up, her rep told ABC News.
'Modern Family' Star Sarah Hyland Splits From Her Boyfriend of 5 Years
Travel
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:06
ABC News: Travel
It's not yet Labor Day, but the time to buy Thanksgiving flights is right now.
Why You Need to Book Thanksgiving Flights Now
If you’re ready for a little adventure on the cheap, this could be your summer getaway.
9 Beachfronts to Brave This Hurricane Season
The centerpiece of a better security experience for many is PreCheck.
Is the TSA Finally Making Folks Happy?
SLS Las Vegas marks first new casino and entertainment complex in years.
Rat Pack Resort Reborn With a Foxtail
Tourism bureau hopes to lure travelers who like to hang 10.
North Korea Gets Gnarly With New Surf Destination
Take one last trip before baby arrives and the real labor begins.
Hotels Push Babymoons for Pre-Labor Day Getaways
Summer passengers intend to serve in army and relocate families.
El Al Airlines Flies 600 Immigrants During Gaza Crisis
Anything can be made romantic with a bottle of Champagne and a hot tub.
Steamy! 11 Hotel Rooms with Private Whirlpools
The strangest hotels around the world.
Photos: Cool Crane Hotel Offers Swaying Views of Amsterdam
The best family beaches according to FamilyVacationCritic.com
Photos: Where to Hit the Beach This Summer
For millions of Americans, vacation means quality time with their family and, of course, their pets. AAA and pet-friendly hotel chain Best Western teamed up for a photo contest of the best shots of traveling pets.
Photos: Pets on Vacation
These new thrill rides are worth the trip – and the scream.
Photos: 2013's Coolest New Coasters
Rarely seen photos of the development of the iconic ride.
Photos: Disney Celebrates 50 Years of 'It's a Small World'
Orient-Express Hotels is re-branding its trains, hotels and travel experiences.
Photos: Luxury Train Travel From Bygone Era Gets a Boost
PARENTS MAGAZINE NAMES 10 BEST CARIBBEAN DESTINATIONS FOR FAMILIES IN 2014
Photos: 10 Best Caribbean Islands for Families
Relationships
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:06
GMA
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:06
ABC News: GMA
Two drunk women set off a smoke alarm and fought inside a Sunwing Airlines plane tonight, causing the flight to need a fighter jet escort back to Canada, according to the airline.
Drunk Women Fighting Blamed for Fighter Jet Escort to Canada
Stephen Colbert won the Emmy for Best Variety Show on Monday night, but Gwen Stefani tripped over his name while making the announcement.
The Funny Way Stephen Colbert's Show Dealt With Gwen Stefani's Gaffe
So, Alec Baldwin's character on "30 Rock" was a pretty suave, cool customer, but the real-life person apparently is just as smooth. While sitting in the stands at a U.S. Open match this week, a ball bounced off the court and started flying at him and wife Hilaria Baldwin.
Watch Alec Baldwin Calmly Catch Tennis Ball Flying at His Face
Orphaned Lion Cub Finds New Home
"I'm not perfect," he admitted. "I make mistakes."
Why 'Bachelor In Paradise' Star Graham Gave AshLee Another Chance
A brainiac from northern California says a computer glitch at his high school cost him a full ride to Stanford University.
School's Mistake May Have Cost Student Full Ride to Stanford
Enjoy rare champagne at the new Manhattan Denny's with your bacon and eggs.
Denny's New Extravagant $300 Breakfast Special Comes with Champagne
A jury returned a verdict of not guilty today for a Texas father accused of the shooting death of a drunk driver who killed his two sons.
Jury Finds Man Not Guilty in Shooting Death of Drunk Driver
Two people were rescued from a disabled boat that was drifting dangerously close to Niagara Falls, authorities said today.
2 Rescued From Disabled Boat Nearing Niagara Falls
Meet the handsome farmer from Iowa who's planning to look for love on TV.
Everything You Need to Know About New 'Bachelor' Chris Soules
Got extra tile from a remodel? Design expert Sabrina Soto shows you how to revamp a basic nightstand.
Watch: DIY Tutorial: Upgrade a Basic Nightstand With Tile for a Chic Look
Design expert Sabrina Soto uses common items to create a rustic hanging shelf for plants.
Watch: DIY Rope Project: Make Your Own Hanging Plant Shelf
The Internet's newest pet obsession is a Scottish Fold cat with floppy ears named Shrampton.
Watch: Meet Shrampton the Floppy-Eared Lazy Cat
ABC News' Sara Haines has the latest in the "Pop News" midday buzz.
Watch: Donatella Versace Fashionably Gets Doused Doing Ice Bucket Challenge
Investigators in Arizona say the girl lost control of the Uzi sub-machine gun and accidentally killed her instructor.
Watch: Girl, 9, Fatally Shoots Instructor in Gun Range Accident
Nightline
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:06
ABC News: Nightline
Quarantined West Point residents are desperate for food amid the Ebola outbreak.
A Look Inside a Slum Cut Off by the Ebola Outbreak
A Nevada gun range today defended having children fire automatic weapons despite the fatal accident at a nearby shooting range that occurred when a 9-year-old girl was unable to control the powerful recoil of an Uzi she was shooting.
Why a Gun Range Says It’s OK for Kids to Fire Uzis
A 9-year-old girl vacationing with her family accidentally shot and killed an instructor at a shooting range while firing a powerful Uzi sub-machine gun, authorities said.
Girl, 9, Accidentally Kills Instructor While Firing an Uzi
A second outbreak of suspected Ebola has sickened 24 people, according to WHO.
New Ebola Outbreak Emerges in Congo as Toll Ticks Up in West Africa
A New Jersey car dealership operator will have to pay back customers who unknowingly bought superstorm Sandy-damaged cars from his lot, thanks in part to a five-month "ABC's The Lookout" investigation into Sandy-flooded cars being sold on used car lots.
NJ Car Dealer Ordered to Repay Customers Sold Sandy-Damaged Cars
In the US Open salon where tennis champions get glammed up before matches.
Meet the Stylist to the Tennis Stars
On Sunday night at the MTV VMAs, Jesse Helt gave a very poignant speech, accepting the award for Best Video on behalf of Miley Cyrus. Helt spoke about youth homelessness in this county and had Cyrus, 21, in tears hearing his touching words of raising awareness.
Miley's VMAs Date Has Record, Warrant Out for Arrest
With the Obama White House left reeling from the "savage" slaughter of an American journalist held hostage by ISIS terrorists, military options are being considered against an adversary who officials say is growing in strength and is much more capable than the one faced when the group was called "al Qaeda-Iraq" during the U.S. war from 2003-2011.
ISIS an 'Incredible' Fighting Force, Special Ops Sources Say
Nancy Curtis said she'll "probably cry" when she sees Peter Theo Curtis.
How Hostage's Mother Reacted When She Learned Son Was Freed
Security experts shared a few tips to remember if you plan your overnight stay.
New Phone Scam Targets Vacationers in Hotel Rooms
Jessica Alba, one of Hollywood’s darlings, said she loved stepping into the role of a disturbed, vengeful exotic dancer for the upcoming “Sin City� sequel.
Jessica Alba: 'Sin City' Character Is 'Opposite of Who I Am'
Co-Anchor, Nightline
Dan Harris' Biography
Juju Chang is an Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline.� She also reports regularly for “Good Morning America� and “20/20.�
Juju Chang's Biography
Dan Abrams is a 'Nightline' Co-Anchor and the Chief Legal Affairs Anchor for ABC News.
Dan Abrams' Biography
Primetime
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:06
ABC News: Primetime
Jaycee Dugard says she doesn't want to live in the past.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Tells Diane Sawyer About Moving On
On her first trip to New York City, Jaycee Dugard attended a star-studded awards ceremony, took in a Broadway play and was awed by the city's skyscrapers. But for her, the most memorable part of the trip was going for pizza. "Just walking down the street. With everybody. It was my favorite moment," Dugard told ABC News' Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview.
Dugard Revels in Being Free in NYC
Abducted by strangers and held captive for 18 years.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard: The Full Interview
Jaycee Dugard revels in saying her name, a name she wasn't allowed to utter or even write for 18 years while she was held captive by Phillip and Nancy Garrido. Dugard chose to tell her story in a new memoir and in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer because she wants to live free of Phillip Garrido's secrets.
Jaycee Dugard: 'Life After Something Tragic'
Handcuffed in the backyard, her attacker, Phillip Garrido, is her only contact.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Dependent on Her Abductor
Phillip Garrido's wife is introduced bearing dolls and chocolate as gifts.
Watch: Introducing Jaycee Dugard to Nancy Garrido
While held captive she gives birth to two girls.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Pregnant at Age 14
Over 18 years, officials fail to detect a crime right under their noses.
Watch: Parole Officers Visit the House 60 Times
Lisa Campbell and Ally Jacobs look into Phillip Garrido's past after public rant
Watch: Unlikely Heroes Start to Investigate Garrido
The system failed despite Garrido being a known sex offender and being monitored
Watch: How Did Phillip Garrido Pull Off This Crime?
Nancy Garrido videotapes a parole officer as he conducts a surprise search.
Watch: Officer's Failed Search Caught on Tape
Adjusting to life after being rescued from the torments of Phillip Garrido.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Recovers With the Love of Family
Jaycee Dugard has powerful memories from the last 20 years, 18 of them spent as a prisoner of kidnappers Phillip and Nancy Garrido. Yet, some of the most overwhelming memories come from her first two years of freedom which she and her children have spent reunited with her mother.
Jaycee Dugard's Triumph Over Kidnapping, Captivity
Authorities visited the home of Phillip Garrido at least 60 times and still somehow missed the hidden compound housing Jaycee Dugard and her two daughters. There were even reports that neighbors and residents alerted authorities to sightings of Dugard and the fact that children were living in tents in the convicted sex offender's backyard. Experts say there are several things you can look for to help a missing or exploited child.
How to Report a Missing Child Sighting
Jaycee Dugard has formed the JAYC Foundation to help families of abduction. Dugard, kidnapped at 11 and held captive for 18 years, has spent her first two years of freedom healing with her family. She now wants to help other families do the same.
Jaycee Dugard's New Foundation Helping Families of Abduction
20/20
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:06
ABC News: 20/20
On Sept. 15, 2010, Greg Fleniken died suddenly in his hotel room in Beaumont, Texas. There was no sign of a struggle, no obvious injuries to the body, and nothing missing from the room.
Can You Solve The Mystery of This Man's Death?
One California woman was one of thousands who discovered their luggage was missing when they landed.
Watch: The Dark Side of Checking in Baggage Before a Flight
From the naughty and naked to the tipsy and unruly, here are some of the worst airplane passengers.
Watch: You Don't Want to Fly on a Plane With These Passengers
Jeffrey Williams was staying at the North Carolina hotel with his mother when he passed away.
Watch: Boy Dies in Same Hotel Room As Couple Who Died Weeks Before
The deadly danger that took Jeffrey Williams' life was right there within room 225.
Watch: Authorities Discover Boy's Hotel Room Killer
"I literally looked up and said, 'This is what a dead person sees,'" Craig Stapleton told "20/20."
Watch: What This Skydiver Did When His Parachute Didn't Open
Some hotels look strikingly different in person compared to the photos on their websites.
Watch: Is Your Hotel Guilty of a Photo Fake Out?
Greg Fleniken was found dead alone in his hotel room.
What Caused This Man's Mysterious Death?
Granada is spelled similarly to a small island country nearly 4,000 miles away from Spain named Grenada.
Airline Ticket Mix-Up Sends Maryland Man to Grenada, Not Granada, Spain
ABC News’ Siobhan O’Driscoll reports: Nora Low was among thousands of British Airway passengers flying out of London’s Heathrow Airport who discovered when she landed that her luggage was missing thanks to a computer glitch. “Horrible, for four days, British Airways didn’t ship any luggage,� Low...
British Airways Loses Woman's Luggage in 'Travel Nightmare'
A seasoned skydiver in Northern California was attempting a complex stunt after jumping from about 8,000 feet when both of his  parachutes failed and he went into a three-minute spin, hitting the ground at 30 mph but surviving with minor injuries. Craig Stapleton, 51, jumped...
Skydiver Hits Ground at 30 MPH, Lives
Craig Stapleton, a champion skydiver with 7,000 jumps under his belt, "helicoptered" down at 70 mph.
Watch: 'This Is What a Dead Man Sees': Lucky Skydiver Recalls Free-Fall
The ex-girlfriend of Pedro Bravo, the Florida college student who was found guilty last week of killing her new love in the so-called Gainesville Love Triangle trial, said she never thought the smart, charismatic student she once dated was capable of murder.
Girlfriend in Murder Love Triangle: Ex's Acts 'Sickening'
Click through to see how a college student’s attempt to win back his ex-girlfriend eventually ended in murder.
How a College Love Triangle Ended in Death
Pedro Bravo was found guilty of killing a friend who was dating his ex-girlfriend.
Photos: Inside 'Love Triangle' Killer's Journal
WNT
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:06
ABC News: World News
Donated suitcases help foster kids carry their belongings instead of using trash bags.
Watch: Two Women on a Mission to Help Foster Children
Two hurricanes, lots of questions. Marie & Cristobal FAQ
Marie and Cristobal: Two Storms and Lots of Questions
A second outbreak of suspected Ebola has sickened 24 people, according to WHO.
New Ebola Outbreak Emerges in Congo as Toll Ticks Up in West Africa
The mother of an American writer being held hostage by ISIS pleaded directly with the leader of the Iraqi terror group in a new video, begging him to “please, release my child.�
Mother of American Hostage Pleads With ISIS ‘Caliph’ for Mercy
Life under the Islamic militant group ISIS is harsh, marked by public beheadings, amputations and lashing on Friday, and training children as young as 10 to be fighters, according to a U.N. report.
What Life Is Like Under ISIS in Syria
A Nevada gun range today defended having children fire automatic weapons despite the fatal accident at a nearby shooting range that occurred when a 9-year-old girl was unable to control the powerful recoil of an Uzi she was shooting.
Why a Gun Range Says It’s OK for Kids to Fire Uzis
With the news that an American was among those killed recently while fighting on the side of the terror group ISIS in Syria came the revelation that he was classmates and close friends with another young U.S. citizen who died in battle alongside a different anti-American extremist group on a different front line five years before.
One Midwest High School, Two American Terrorists
A 9-year-old girl vacationing with her family accidentally shot and killed an instructor at a shooting range while firing a powerful Uzi sub-machine gun, authorities said.
Girl, 9, Accidentally Kills Instructor While Firing an Uzi
Burger King, which announced today the acquisition of Tim Hortons, may have always been the second fiddle behind McDonald's, but almost every American can reminisce about those golden paper crowns and that diverse Burger King Kids Club gang that came straight out of a Benetton ad.
Burger King's Crowning Glory Achieved by Owner After Owner
Diane Sawyer reveals the stories people have been buzzing about all week.
Watch: Instant Index: 'Whole Lotta Love' Voted Best Guitar Riff
U.S. sending surveillance planes over Syria; Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" voted best guitar riff.
Full Episode: WN 8/26: CDC Warning About Ebola Outbreak in Africa
A jury returned a verdict of not guilty today for a Texas father accused of the shooting death of a drunk driver who killed his two sons.
Jury Finds Man Not Guilty in Shooting Death of Drunk Driver
Thousands of spectators lined the beach as surfers, bodyboarders, and other brave athletes went head first into 20-foot waves at California's "The Wedge" wave break today.
Surfing the Most Daunting California Break: The Wedge
A brainiac from northern California says a computer glitch at his high school cost him a full ride to Stanford University.
School's Mistake May Have Cost Student Full Ride to Stanford
At the International Property Rights Center in Washington D.C., director Lev Kubiak said selling counterfeit items was a “very, very lucrative business.� “I think most Americans have no idea� just how much of what they’re buying is actually fake, Kubiak said. Related: Can you spot...
US Companies Take Fight Against Counterfeiters in Own Hands

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