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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:12
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 file photo, Larry David attends the U.S. premiere of National Geographic's "Deepsea Challenge 3D," hosted by James Cameron and Rolex, at the American Museum of Natural History, in New York. Theater fans, get ready to laugh uncomfortably - David has written found a Broadway theater and some co-stars for his Broadway writing and acting debut. Previews will begin Feb. 2, 2015, at the Court Theatre and opening night is set for March 5. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, file)NEW YORK (AP) — Theater fans, get ready to laugh uncomfortably — Larry David has written found a Broadway theater and some co-stars for his Broadway writing and acting debut.
Larry David play heads to Broadway this February
Passengers walk past a Cyprus Airways billboard at Larnaca airport on August 28, 2014Potential buyers of Cyprus Airways have until Wednesday to submit non-binding offers for the loss-making national carrier, with Ryanair and Aegean Airlines in the running. Ireland's budget carrier Ryanair said last week that it was ready to submit a firm offer for Cyprus Airways, before the government extended last Friday’s deadline for non-binding offers to September 3. Earlier in August, Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary met with Cypriot officials and proposed how he could turn the airline into a profitable operation by increasing passenger traffic by 500 percent over three years. He said with the help of his low-cost airline, Cyprus Airways would experience rapid growth with new routes and more flights, increasing passenger numbers to three million a year the current average of 500,000.
Deadline looms for buyers of struggling Cyprus Airways
Peng Shuai, of China, returns a shot against Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland, during the quarterfinals of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)NEW YORK (AP) — Gael Monfils beat Grigor Dmitrov 7-5, 7-6 (6), 7-5 on Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open for the first time since 2010.
Gael Monfils into quarters of US Open
In this July 16, 2013 aerial file photo, the downtown of the city of Detroit is shown. Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr raised more than a few eyebrows a year ago when he took the city into bankruptcy and predicted it would be out by the time his term expired in fall 2014. Because it is by far the largest city to file for municipal bankruptcy and the issues were so complex many experts predicted it would take years to resolve. But the city will take a major step toward that goal with a trial in federal bankruptcy court that starts Tuesday, Sept 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's bankruptcy trial has adjourned for the day and will resume in the morning.
Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial begins
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles jury convicts 74-year-old career criminal in 3 serial murders from 1980s.
AP NewsAlert
An image grab taken from a video released by the Islamic State (IS) and identified by private terrorism monitor SITE Intelligence Group on September 2, 2014, purportedly shows 31-year-old US freelance writer Steven SotloffThe so-called "Islamic State" released a video on Tuesday showing a masked militant with a London accent apparently beheading an American journalist and threatening to kill a British captive. The footage, seen by AFP after it was found online by private terrorism monitor SITE, shows 31-year-old freelance reporter Steven Sotloff dressed in orange and on his knees in a desert landscape. The masked militant addresses US President Barack Obama, condemns air strikes against the Islamic State -- a Sunni jihadist group that operates in Iraq and Syria -- and cuts Sotloff's throat. "I'm back, Obama, and I'm back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State," the militant says, speaking in British English with a London accent.
Islamic State beheads second US reporter
Health workers spray the body of a amputee suspected of dying from the Ebola virus with disinfectant, in a busy street in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Food in countries hit by Ebola is getting more expensive and will become scarcer because many farmers won't be able to access fields, a U.N. food agency warned Tuesday. An Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,500 people, and authorities have cordoned off entire towns in an effort to halt the virus' spread. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone."
Group says world is losing battle against Ebola
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Television ads in Alaska's U.S. Senate race have been pulled by the two major party candidates after complaints from the family of two slaying victims.
Alaska Senate hopefuls pull ads mentioning deaths
FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2008 file photo, a Wall St. sign hangs in front of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks wavered in morning trading Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, as investors looked ahead to major economic reports out this week. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Concerns over weaker global growth appeared to overshadow strong reports about the U.S. economy Tuesday, nudging the stock market to a tiny loss.
US stock market ends slightly lower
FILE - This Aug. 18, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama urged West Africans on Tuesday to wear gloves and masks when caring for Ebola patients or burying anyone who died of the disease. He also discouraged the traditional burial practice of directly touching the body of someone who died of Ebola, which is one way the disease has been spreading in the region. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama urged West Africans on Tuesday to wear gloves and masks when caring for Ebola patients or burying anyone who died of the disease. He also discouraged the traditional burial practice of directly touching the body of someone who died of Ebola, which is one way the disease has been spreading in the region.
Obama addresses West Africans on facts about Ebola
CLEVELAND (AP) — Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander says he wants to keep his personal life private after nude photos of him and model girlfriend Kate Upton allegedly were hacked from an online account.
Justin Verlander addresses online photo hacking
The sign at the Washington Post in Washington, DC the day after it was announced that Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos had agreed to purchase it, on August 6, 2013The Washington Post has a new publisher, owner Jeff Bezos said Tuesday in his latest move to reshape the prestigious daily for the digital age, ending a long era of family management. Bezos, the Internet entrepreneur and founder of Amazon, named Fred Ryan as publisher and chief executive, replacing Katharine Weymouth, the scion of the family that has run the paper for decades. Ryan is a former Reagan administration official and part of the founding leadership team of Politico, a successful digital news organization covering the Washington political scene. A lawyer, he also headed Allbritton Communications, which operates local television stations.
New Washington Post publisher spells end of era
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, right, arrives at federal court with his son Bobby, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in Richmond, Va. A federal jury will hear instructions from a judge on Tuesday before beginning deliberations in the public corruption trial of the former governor and his wife, Maureen. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The corruption case that could send former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife to federal prison was in the hands Tuesday of jurors who must decide whether the couple sold the influence of the office to a wealthy vitamin executive seeking legitimacy for his company's signature product.
Former Va. governor's corruption case goes to jury
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on August 26, 2014 in New YorkNew York (AFP) - Wall Street stocks finished mixed Tuesday as investors digested August's gains in equities ahead of closely-watched central bank and labor market news later this week.
US stocks end mixed ahead of jobs report, ECB meeting
The worst ever outbreak of the Ebola virus will not be halted unless wealthy nations dispatch specialized biological disaster response teams to West Africa to stop its spread, the head of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Tuesday. "Six months into the worst Ebola epidemic in history, the world is losing the battle to contain it," MSF President Joanne Liu said in a speech to United Nations member states. She said aid charities and West African governments did not have the capacity to stem the outbreak and needed intervention by foreign states. The organization is known in the United States as Doctors Without Borders.
Wealthy countries must send medical teams to halt Ebola: Medecins Sans Frontieres
Business
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:12
Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Trader Fred DeMarco works on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeThe S&P energy index fell 1.3 percent as the prospect of slowing demand for oil in China and Europe and concerns about an oversupply of oil brought Brent crude oil futures to their lowest price since May 31, 2013. Peabody Energy Corp was the biggest loser among the S&P energy names, falling 3.7 percent to $15.29. The strengthening dollar, which rose to its highest this year against the yen, was also seen as weighing on oil prices. We're just seeing energy pulling back a bit after a very big market rally and taking a bit of time to digest those gains," said Adam Sarhan, chief executive of Sarhan Capital in New York.
Wall Street ends mixed, energy shares fall
A sign outside The Home Depot store is pictured in Monrovia, CaliforniaHome Depot Inc said on Tuesday it was working with law enforcement to investigate "some unusual activity" related to customer data but that it could not confirm if it had become the latest retailer to be hit by a large-scale security breach. "At this point, I can confirm that we’re looking into some unusual activity and we are working with our banking partners and law enforcement to investigate," Home Depot representative Paula Drake wrote in an emailed statement to Reuters. "If we confirm that a breach has occurred, we will make sure customers are notified immediately." The statement came after security website KrebsonSecurity first reported that multiple banks had seen evidence that Home Depot may be the source of stolen credit and debit cards put up for sale on underground markets. Retail customers faced a massive data breach during last year's holiday season when hackers stole at least 40 million payment card numbers and 70 million other pieces of customer data from Target Corp .
Home Depot says probing 'unusual activity' after data breach report
Signage for a BP petrol station is pictured in LondonBP Plc asked a U.S. It was the latest legal challenge to the settlement filed by the London-based oil major, which has complained previously that Juneau has been too generous and liberal when approving claims. Juneau has said he is just applying the rules of the settlement agreement. BP originally expected the March 2012 class-action settlement to resolve economic and health claims by more than 100,000 individuals and businesses to cost $7.8 billion.
BP asks court to remove claims administrator in Gulf spill case
APPLE STATEMENT ON CELEBRITY HACKING: OUR SYSTEMS WEREN’T BREACHEDBy Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Tuesday the online posting of intimate photos of Hollywood celebrities were targeted attacks on their iCloud accounts and that none of the cases it investigated had resulted from a direct breach of its systems. Apple's response came after the photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other female entertainers emerged over the Labor Day Weekend. "We have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet," Apple said in a statement. "None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple's systems including iCloud or Find my iPhone." The breach comes as Apple prepares to launch a new iPhone next week and, more importantly, as smartphones increasingly become the repository for far more sensitive healthcare, banking and other personal data.
Apple says celebrity photo breach targeted, not due to its systems
The Boeing logo is seen at their headquarters in ChicagoBy Alwyn Scott NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boeing Co shares slipped 1.3 percent on Tuesday after a pair of downgrades from highly ranked analysts, including one who cut the stock outlook to "underperform." The underperform rating by The Buckingham Research Group, a New York-based broker-dealer, marked the first such rating for Boeing's stock since 2009, according to data by Thomson Reuters. In 2009, Boeing was suffering from delays in bringing its 787 Dreamliner to market. Buckingham also cut its price target for Boeing shares to $101, well below the current price of over $125. Analyst Richard Safran, ranked third among 23 Boeing analysts for estimate accuracy and recommendation performance, wasn't immediately available for comment.
Boeing shares slip after first 'underperform' rating since 2009
A pedestrian walks past shoppers lined up to wait for the opening of an Abercrombie & Fitch store in New YorkAbercrombie & Fitch Co's board agreed to make governance changes to resolve a lawsuit objecting to its awarding longtime Chief Executive Officer Michael Jeffries more than $140 million of compensation since 2007. Abercrombie agreed to appoint a chief ethics and compliance officer, tie executive pay more closely to performance, bolster anti-corruption compliance training, and limit access to nonpublic data to Jeffries' partner and other third parties, among other provisions, court papers show. A Florida pension plan, the City of Plantation Police Officers' Employees' Retirement System, is the plaintiff. "Many lawyers try to shoot first and ask questions later," Mark Lebovitch, a partner at Bernstein, Litowitz, Berger & Grossmann representing the plaintiff, said in an interview.
Abercrombie resolves CEO pay lawsuit, to tighten governance
Van Beurden, chief executive officer of Royal Dutch Shell, gestures during a meeting with Russian President Putin at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residenceWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of energy company Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday that U.S. policymakers should lift the crude oil export ban because allowing the shipments would make global energy system more stable. "Policy makers here in the U.S. should embrace a truly liberalized diverse and global energy market," Shell CEO Ben van Beurden told a conference on energy at Columbia University. U.S. oil and natural gas exports "would reinforce the long term future of North American energy production," significantly improve the U.S. ...
Shell CEO says U.S. should export oil and embrace global markets
A logo of Deutsche Bank AG is seen in TokyoBy Elizabeth Dilts NEW YORK (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank AG's Asset & Wealth Management division said on Tuesday it has opened a private bank in Dallas with two former JP Morgan Private Bank executives at the helm. Mark LaRoe, a 30-year industry veteran who was previously the head of JP Morgan Private Bank in Florida and most recently its senior managing director in Dallas, was hired as Deutsche Asset's managing director and head of the U.S.
Exclusive: Deutsche Asset &Wealth Management opens Dallas office in regional shift
Franck Riboud, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of French food group Danone, poses for the media before the company's 2013 annual results presentation in ParisBy Dominique Vidalon PARIS (Reuters) - Danone said on Tuesday that Chairman and Chief Executive Franck Riboud would split his role after 18 years at the helm of the world's largest yoghurt maker, which is grappling with a series of setbacks in Asia and in Europe. Riboud, 58, who took over from his late father, Antoine Riboud, in 1996, will remain as chairman and focus on the group's long-term strategy while Emmanuel Faber, 50, the chief operating officer, will become CEO, effective Oct. 1. The change comes as Danone faces falling earnings due to weak baby food sales in Asia as a result of a health scare and sluggish dairy sales in Europe due to slow consumption and a spike in milk prices. Danone's woes recently refocused investor attention on whether the group, which competes with the much larger Nestle and Unilever , can survive on its own.
Danone names new CEO as Riboud prepares for succession
Location of "Autobot Optimus Prime" truck from the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction" is displayed on the Uber App in West HollywoodBy Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A German regional court has issued a temporary injunction against Uber, the fast-growing, U.S.-based online chauffeur service which is no stranger to legal challenges from taxi-cab rivals and regulators around the globe. In its ruling, the Frankfurt Regional Court said the company could no longer offer its phone apps to connect drivers with passengers, stating that Uber's network of drivers lacked the necessary commercial licenses to pick up passengers. Uber responded in a statement that it planned to appeal the court decision and in the meantime would continue operating across Germany, a country where its customer base has grown fivefold so far this year. The court's decision raises the stakes for Uber in Germany.
Frankfurt court bans Uber taxi services across Germany
FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2008 file photo, a Wall St. sign hangs in front of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks wavered in morning trading Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, as investors looked ahead to major economic reports out this week. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Concerns over weaker global growth appeared to overshadow strong reports about the U.S. economy Tuesday, nudging the stock market to a tiny loss.
US stock market ends slightly lower
Want a Bigger Business? Make it PersonalIt's an old cliché, and we've all heard it: "It's not personal, it's just business." Really?Anyone who can dismiss a business as being anything but personal probably never owned one. As entrepreneurs, our business are a huge part of who we are; it is our art, our concerto, and our masterwork. For most entrepreneurs, the very mention of being...
Want a Bigger Business? Make it Personal
Which Advertising Platform Works Best? Apple, Facebook or Twitter?Which is the best place to advertise online of these three outlets: Apple, Facebook or Twitter? We decided to put them to the test for our mobile venture hapn that lets people make photo stories together.The results surprised us and gave us powerful insight into how best to use these platforms that may help you as a business owner to decide. ...
Which Advertising Platform Works Best? Apple, Facebook or Twitter?
What Is Your Curiosity Quotient?When I engage my Hult business students on elements of strategic influence, I first ask them to think about those in their life who have deeply influenced them and why. When I look at my own list there is a common thread that runs through each of these individuals - irrespective of age, gender, or cultural background - those who have deeply...
What Is Your Curiosity Quotient?
Majority of Executives Believe Attackers Will Overcome Corporate DefensesMany technology executives don’t have a favorable outlook on their ability to sideswipe cybercriminals, according to research conducted by McKinsey and World Economic Forum.The research also shows that both big and small businesses lack the ability to make sturdy decisions, and struggle to quantify the effect of risk and resolution plans....
Majority of Executives Believe Attackers Will Overcome Corporate Defenses
World News
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:09
World News Headlines - Yahoo News
EU officials proposed sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russian firms of cash as punishment for Moscow's role in Ukraine, where rebels said they were storming Donetsk airport, potentially their biggest prize since turning the war's tide last week. Western countries accuse Moscow of sending armored columns of troops into Ukraine, where the momentum in a five-month war shifted last week decisively in favor of pro-Russian rebels, who are now advancing on a new front towards a major port. Russia denies its troops are involved in fighting on the ground, in the face of what Western countries and Ukraine say is overwhelming evidence. According to the United Nations, the war, in which pro-Russian separatists are fighting to throw off rule from Kiev, has killed more than 2,600 people and driven nearly a million from their homes in east Ukraine.
Ukraine rebels say they are poised to recapture Donetsk airport
File photo of U.S. journalist Steven SotloffBy William Maclean DUBAI (Reuters) - The Islamic State released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. A masked figure in the video seen by Reuters also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned governments to back off "this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State".
Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage: SITE
If Godane were killed, it would be a major victory against the al Shabaab militants fighting the Western-backed government of Somalia, which is also supported by African Union troops. Since taking charge in 2008, Godane has restyled the group as a global player in the al Qaeda franchise - a transformation that was highlighted when it killed at least 67 people in an attack on a Kenyan shopping mall in September last year.
U.S. military strike in Somalia targeted al Shabaab leader
WASHINGTON/NIAMEY (Reuters) - The United States is preparing a possible redeployment of its drones in Niger to set up a forward base in the Sahara closer to Islamist militants blamed for attacks across the region, U.S. Washington deployed unarmed surveillance drones in Niger after a French-led military operation last year destroyed an al Qaeda enclave in neighboring northern Mali.
U.S. military may move Niger drone base to Sahara desert city
Canada's PM Harper speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in OttawaBy David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Senior officials from Canada and China met quietly in Ottawa last week to discuss relations that have deteriorated so badly that they could threaten Prime Minister Stephen Harper's planned visit to China in November. Canada sees China as an important trading partner and in early 2012 Harper went to Beijing to pitch the idea of Canada as a potential oil supplier. In late July, Canada accused Chinese hackers of being responsible for an attack on a government computer. In early August, China detained a Canadian couple, Kevin Garratt and Julia Dawn Garratt, on suspicion of spying.
Canada, China quietly hold top-level meeting on strained ties
Japan's PM Abe attends a memorial service ceremony marking the the 69th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two, at Budokan Hall in TokyoBy Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to co-opt a rival and draft more women to spruce up his image while keeping key ministers when he reshuffles his cabinet on Wednesday, a rejig dictated more by political dynamics than policy matters. Abe has not revamped his cabinet since returning to office in December 2012, a record for a post-World War Two premier. Abe, who surged to power promising to revive the economy and bolster Japan's security stance in the face of a rising China, has seen his support slip to around 50 percent, still high for a Japanese premier but off early peaks of around 60 percent. Core members such as Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, 65, Finance Minister Taro Aso, 73, Economics Minister Akira Amari, 65, and Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, 57, are likely to stay on, signaling policy continuity.
Japan's Abe to co-opt rival, draft more women in cabinet reshuffle
Peng Shuai, of China, returns a shot against Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland, during the quarterfinals of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)NEW YORK (AP) — Gael Monfils beat Grigor Dmitrov 7-5, 7-6 (6), 7-5 on Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open for the first time since 2010.
Gael Monfils into quarters of US Open
A rescued miner looks down as he leaves the El Comal gold and silver mine after being rescued in Bonanza, Nicaragua, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The first 11 of 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a collapse in a mine have been rescued and crews were working early Saturday to free more, officials said. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's government said Tuesday it has called off a search for as many as seven missing miners because cave-ins made the effort too dangerous to continue, and hopes have faded that anyone could be found alive after five days.
Nicaragua calls off search for 4 missing miners
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri answers questions during an interview on September 2, 2014 in ParisEgypt's foreign minister on Tuesday called for a "collective and international approach" against the "barbarism" of jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq. In an interview with AFP, Sameh Shoukri said: "What we need is a collective and international approach that takes into account all the different elements required to fight this phenomenon: political, military and social." Asked whether Egypt could envisage a possible military intervention against the extremists, the minister said Cairo was "ready to support the international community in terms of what might be decided on this subject" after a United Nations Security Council resolution. On Saturday, US Secretary of State John Kerry called for a global coalition to combat the Islamic State jihadist group and their "genocidal agenda".
Egypt urges unity against jihadist 'barbarism'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles jury convicts 74-year-old career criminal in 3 serial murders from 1980s.
AP NewsAlert
An image grab taken from a video released by the Islamic State (IS) and identified by private terrorism monitor SITE Intelligence Group on September 2, 2014, purportedly shows 31-year-old US freelance writer Steven SotloffThe so-called "Islamic State" released a video on Tuesday showing a masked militant with a London accent apparently beheading an American journalist and threatening to kill a British captive. The footage, seen by AFP after it was found online by private terrorism monitor SITE, shows 31-year-old freelance reporter Steven Sotloff dressed in orange and on his knees in a desert landscape. The masked militant addresses US President Barack Obama, condemns air strikes against the Islamic State -- a Sunni jihadist group that operates in Iraq and Syria -- and cuts Sotloff's throat. "I'm back, Obama, and I'm back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State," the militant says, speaking in British English with a London accent.
Islamic State beheads second US reporter
United Nations soldiers patrol on July 27, 2013 in the northern Malian city of KidalFour United Nations peacekeepers from Chad were killed Tuesday when their truck was blown up in Mali, casting a shadow over the restart of peace talks between the west African state and rebel militias. The incident comes a day after negotiations began between the government and six armed rebel groups in the Algerian capital aimed at clinching a lasting peace agreement in the restive, deeply-divided nation. "Four peacekeepers from Chad are reported to have been killed. Fifteen others have been wounded, including six who are reported to be seriously injured," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.
Mali bomb blast kills four UN peacekeepers
Health workers spray the body of a amputee suspected of dying from the Ebola virus with disinfectant, in a busy street in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Food in countries hit by Ebola is getting more expensive and will become scarcer because many farmers won't be able to access fields, a U.N. food agency warned Tuesday. An Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,500 people, and authorities have cordoned off entire towns in an effort to halt the virus' spread. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone."
Group says world is losing battle against Ebola
FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2008 file photo, a Wall St. sign hangs in front of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stocks wavered in morning trading Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, as investors looked ahead to major economic reports out this week. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Concerns over weaker global growth appeared to overshadow strong reports about the U.S. economy Tuesday, nudging the stock market to a tiny loss.
US stock market ends slightly lower
May Myat Noe, winner of Miss Asia Pacific World Super talent 2014, talks to the media during a press conference in Yangon on September 2, 2014A Myanmar beauty queen dethroned for alleged misconduct said Tuesday she would only return her crown if South Korean pageant organisers apologised -- and denied accepting free breast implants. May Myat Noe, 16, was training to become a K-pop star in South Korea after winning the Seoul-based Miss Asia Pacific World beauty pageant in May. On Tuesday the beauty queen hit back and demanded an apology from the organisers. "I will return the crown only when they apologise to Myanmar, for the dignity of our country."
Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen demands apology
Technology
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:12
Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
APPLE STATEMENT ON CELEBRITY HACKING: OUR SYSTEMS WEREN’T BREACHEDBy Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Tuesday the online posting of intimate photos of Hollywood celebrities were targeted attacks on their iCloud accounts and that none of the cases it investigated had resulted from a direct breach of its systems. Apple's response came after the photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other female entertainers emerged over the Labor Day Weekend. "We have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet," Apple said in a statement. "None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple's systems including iCloud or Find my iPhone." The breach comes as Apple prepares to launch a new iPhone next week and, more importantly, as smartphones increasingly become the repository for far more sensitive healthcare, banking and other personal data.
Apple says celebrity photo breach targeted, not due to its systems
An eBay sign is seen at an office building in San Jose, CaliforniaUnder the deal, announced earlier this year, eBay said it would not make deals with other technology companies about poaching each others' employees. District Judge Edward Davila approved eBay's agreement with the U.S. Six companies including Apple and Google settled with federal authorities in 2010 over non-solicitation deals, without paying money. An eBay representative could not immediately be reached for comment.
U.S. judge approves DOJ settlement with eBay over tech hiring
A Renesas Electronics Corp's chip is pictured at the company's office in TokyoBy Sophie Knight and Reiji Murai TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics may cut more jobs as it finishes a massive restructuring that is focusing its business on the automotive and industrial sectors and has pulled it back into the black after years of losses. Remaining steps will focus on selling factories and exiting businesses announced in a 2012 restructuring framework, updated a year ago, with about 40 percent of the plan still to be implemented, Renesas Chairman and CEO Hisao Sakuta told a media round table on Tuesday. "If there's a mismatch between what the company is trying to do and what an individual wants to do, people will probably be quitting." Renesas, hit hard when a March 2011 earthquake shut a key chip plant for months and sent customers looking for other suppliers, has already cut more than 10,000 jobs and racked up 350 billion yen ($3.3 billion) in cumulative net losses over the last four financial years. Last week, Renesas unveiled a chip using new technologies that it aims to eventually apply to autonomous driving, which merges together feeds from cameras fitted to the car to create a 3D image and can detect pedestrians within several meters of a vehicle.
Renesas says may cut more jobs, but restructuring past halfway
Illustration photo shows "likes" on WhatsApp's Facebook page displayed on a laptop screen in ParisBy Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators are asking Facebook's rivals and telecoms operators whether the world No. 1 online social network's proposed $19 billion bid for mobile messaging startup WhatsApp will lead to price hikes and curb innovation. The move came after Facebook sought EU approval for the deal, the largest in its 10-year history, which will give it a strong foothold in the fast-growing mobile messaging market and pit it against telecoms companies. The European Commission said on Monday it will decide by Oct. 3 whether to clear the deal unconditionally, demand concessions or extend the preliminary review into a wider probe. In a questionnaire sent to third parties and seen by Reuters, the EU regulator asked if the deal would have a negative, neutral or positive impact on users and customers in mobile messaging and social networks.
EU seeks rivals' feedback on Facebook, WhatsApp deal
Software maker Compuware Corp, under pressure from investors for more than a year over its poor performance, agreed to be taken private by investment firm Thoma Bravo LLC in a deal valued at about $2.5 billion. Compuware's shareholders will receive $10.92 per share, comprising $10.25 in cash and 67 cents in shares of Covisint Corp, in which the company owns an 83 percent stake. The offer represents a 17 percent premium to Compuware's closing on Aug. 29. Shares of Compuware rose as much as 12.8 percent to $10.55.
Thoma Bravo to take Compuware private in $2.5 billion deal
People visit the Microsoft booth during the 2014 Computex exhibition at the TWTC Nangang exhibition hall in TaipeiA Chinese anti-trust regulator said on Monday it has given Microsoft Corp 20 days to reply to queries on the compatibility of its Windows operating system and Office software suite amid a probe into the world's largest software company. The State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) questioned Microsoft Vice President David Chen and gave the company a deadline to make an explanation, the agency said in a short statement on its website. Microsoft is one of at least 30 foreign companies that have come under scrutiny by China's anti-monopoly regulators as the government seeks to enforce its six-year old antitrust law. According to a state media report on Monday, Microsoft's use of verification codes also spurred complaints from Chinese companies.
China gives Microsoft 20 days to provide explanation in anti-trust probe
Location of "Autobot Optimus Prime" truck from the movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction" is displayed on the Uber App in West HollywoodBy Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A German regional court has issued a temporary injunction against Uber, the fast-growing, U.S.-based online chauffeur service which is no stranger to legal challenges from taxi-cab rivals and regulators around the globe. In its ruling, the Frankfurt Regional Court said the company could no longer offer its phone apps to connect drivers with passengers, stating that Uber's network of drivers lacked the necessary commercial licenses to pick up passengers. Uber responded in a statement that it planned to appeal the court decision and in the meantime would continue operating across Germany, a country where its customer base has grown fivefold so far this year. The court's decision raises the stakes for Uber in Germany.
Frankfurt court bans Uber taxi services across Germany
PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 07: Jennifer Lawrence attends Christian Dior show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 at on July 7, 2014 in Paris, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)Celebrities will continue to take nude photos of themselves and certain hackers will try their damnedest to uncover the goodies. All the more reason, say security experts, to fix bad habits.>
Celebs, beware: Those nude selfies will be hacked and shared
Kirobo sends his greetings to the Earth below as he floats around the ISS.The humanoid robot created to keep astronauts on the International Space Station company seems to have caught a case of intergalactic ennui. Cheer up, Kirobo!>
Japan's ISS Kirobo robot is lonely in space
Hackers are using Google's antivirus tool to test their attacks
Hackers are using Google's antivirus tool to test their attacks
Apple said that some celebrity accounts were compromised in a "targeted attack" on passwords but that it has found no signs of a breach of its iCloud storage systemApple said Tuesday a "targeted attack" led to the release of nude photos of celebrities including Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence but insisted there was no breach of its cloud storage system. "After more than 40 hours of investigation, we have discovered that certain celebrity accounts were compromised by a very targeted attack on user names, passwords and security questions, a practice that has become all too common on the Internet," Apple said. "None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach in any of Apple's systems including iCloud or Find my iPhone. We are continuing to work with law enforcement to help identify the criminals involved."
Apple says celebs hacked in 'targeted attack'
FILE - This May 18, 2013 file photo shows Hannah Hooper, left, and Christian Zucconi of Grouplove performing as part of Party in the Park at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Grouplove's, “Ways to Go,” was the most viral track on Spotify, from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/RobbsPhotos/Invision/AP, file)The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, August 25 to Sunday, August 31 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks
This Aug. 14, 2012 file photo shows a Home Depot store in Nashville, Tenn. On Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, the home improvement retailer said that it's looking into "unusual activity" and that it's working with both banks and law enforcement after suspicions of a credit card data breach. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach.
Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is acknowledging that computer hackers broke into the accounts of several celebrities to steal personal photos that have been posted online, a security breakdown that the iPhone maker blamed on the intruders' ability to figure out passwords and bypass other safeguards.
Apple acknowledges some celebrity info compromised
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - JANUARY 30: A sign is posted on the exterior of Google headquarters on January 30, 2014 in Mountain View, California. Google reported a 17 percent rise in fourth quarter earnings with profits of $3.38 billion, or $9.90 a share compared to $2.9 billion, or $8.62 per share one year ago. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)Ten years after the search giant started eyeing business customers, it's doing some rebranding to catch the eye of people bringing their devices to work.>
Revamped Google for Work puts new spin on courting businesses
Politics
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Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell arrives with his legal team for his trial in RichmondBy Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - Jury deliberations started on Tuesday in the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, who are charged with taking sweetheart loans and lavish gifts from a businessman. The jury of seven men and five women began deciding the fate of McDonnell and former first lady Maureen McDonnell, both 60, after taking instructions from U.S. McDonnell and his wife face a 14-count indictment charging they accepted $177,000 in loans and gifts from dietary supplement entrepreneur Jonnie Williams Sr. in exchange for promoting his company and its main product, the anti-inflammatory Anatabloc. If convicted on all charges, the McDonnells could be sentenced to 20 years in prison and hefty fines.
Jury begins deliberations in corruption trial of Virginia ex-governor
A National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering facility is seen in Bluffdale, about 25 miles (40 kms) south of Salt Lake CityCircuit Court of Appeals in New York was the first appellate court to hear arguments on whether the National Security Agency (NSA) program is lawful, in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) challenging the gathering of so-called metadata. Judge Gerard Lynch, one of three judges who heard the arguments, said it was "hard for me to imagine" Congress had envisioned such a sweeping effort when it passed an expansion of anti-terrorism powers known as the Patriot Act after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Stuart Delery, a lawyer for the Justice Department, told Lynch in response that Congress was fully informed when it voted to reauthorize the Patriot Act twice.
Appeals court grills U.S. lawyer on NSA phone collection
a lawsuit against the Voter ID billDistrict Court in Corpus Christi stems from a battle over stringent voter ID measures signed into law by Texas Governor Rick Perry, a Republican, in 2011. The law requires voters to present a photo ID such as a concealed handgun license or driver's license, but it excludes student IDs as invalid. "Although Texas has yet to identify a single instance of in-person voter fraud, the state nevertheless insists that a racially discriminatory photo ID law is necessary to prevent it," said Natasha Korgaonkar, assistant counsel with the civil rights group NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
Texas voter ID trial opens in U.S. court
A person is pictured through a window above a Gazprombank branch in MoscowWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Gazprombank, Russia's third largest bank and the target of Western sanctions, has hired two former U.S. senators to lobby on its behalf in Washington, according to a disclosure form. Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott and former Senator John Breaux were listed as lobbyists for a subsidiary of the bank, according to a filing in the Senate last week by Squire Patton Boggs, a law and lobbying firm. Squire Patton Boggs declined to comment. The disclosure form said Lott and Breaux would focus their efforts on banking laws and regulations, "including applicable ...
Two ex-U.S. senators to lobby for sanctioned Russian bank
House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell IssaWhen the House voted in May to authorize the select committee, which could cost taxpayers up to $3.3 million to operate, the media attention such a panel was sure to draw was a huge part of the attraction for the Republicans who pushed for it. They wanted a channel to attack President Obama and the Democrats in the lead-up to the midterm elections — so much so that House Democrats weren’t even sure they wanted to appoint representatives to the panel out of fear it would legitimize the GOP’s charged rhetoric on the issue. But the politics of Benghazi have shifted. Domestically, the GOP appears poised to win back the Senate for the first time in nearly a decade, and internationally, the foreign policy picture has become much more complicated, with unrest in the Middle East growing dramatically since the last election.
Republicans tone down Benghazi talk as elections near
A police tactical team moves in to disperse a group of protesters on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. The protests were sparked after Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on Aug. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Among the issues that Obama is likely to find is that the program lacks oversight and accountability. Once Pentagon weapons reach the 8,000 police departments that participate in the program, many of them in tiny towns, the federal government has little control over them. The departments are not allowed to sell or dispose of any of the 1033 program's “controlled” items, which include small arms and tactical vehicles. An agency in each state takes over responsibility for checking the inventory once a year and reporting anything missing to the Defense Department’s Defense Logistics Agency.
How does a police department lose a Humvee?
U.S. Senator Chris MurphySen. Chris Murphy says he would be “very unlikely” to support expanding America’s military campaign against the brutal ISIL militia from Iraq into neighboring Syria. But the Connecticut Democrat says President Obama must seek explicit authorization from Congress if he decides to widen the conflict.
Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy expresses ‘extreme degree of skepticism’ about expanding strikes on ISIL to Syria
President Barack Obama listens in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, where he spoke about the economy, Iraq, and Ukraine, before convening a meeting with his national security team on the militant threat in Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Declaring “we don’t have a strategy yet,” President Obama poured cold water Thursday on talk that he was poised to order imminent U.S. military strikes on ISIL fighters in Syria.
Obama on ISIL: ‘We don’t have a strategy yet’
Terrorists in Syria and Iraq have been overrunning the countryside, pausing to savagely murder an American journalist. Pakistan is reeling from political crisis. The Russians just made an incursion into Ukraine, the Israelis have been blowing up every other building in Gaza, and Ebola's rampaging through West Africa. All of which has led to some of the most blistering criticism of Barack Obama's presidency.
Obama’s Anti-Doctrine Doctrine
Lost in America: Visa Program Struggles to Track Missing Foreign StudentsFeds: Some of the 6,000 Missing Foreign Nationals 'Could Be Here To Do Us Harm'
Lost in America: Visa Program Struggles to Track Missing Foreign Students
Eric Cantor's Defeat Pays Off With $1.4M Wall St. Signing BonusFormer House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is riding his unexpected primary defeat straight to the bank. The seven-term Virginia Republican will be joining New York investment bank Moelis & Company with a $1.4 million signing bonus. He will get the titles of  vice chairman and...
Eric Cantor's Defeat Pays Off With $1.4M Wall St. Signing Bonus
4 Things to Watch as Obama Heads to Estonia, NATO Summit in WalesCan the Obama Doctrine neutralize the Putin Doctrine? Can it quash the terror threat from radical Islamic extremism? The answers may well depend on President Obama’s trip this week to Russia-bordering Estonia and a summit of NATO allies in Wales, perhaps the group’s most consequential...
4 Things to Watch as Obama Heads to Estonia, NATO Summit in Wales
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Television ads in Alaska's U.S. Senate race have been pulled by the two major party candidates after complaints from the family of two slaying victims.
Alaska Senate hopefuls pull ads mentioning deaths
FILE - This Aug. 18, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama urged West Africans on Tuesday to wear gloves and masks when caring for Ebola patients or burying anyone who died of the disease. He also discouraged the traditional burial practice of directly touching the body of someone who died of Ebola, which is one way the disease has been spreading in the region. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama urged West Africans on Tuesday to wear gloves and masks when caring for Ebola patients or burying anyone who died of the disease. He also discouraged the traditional burial practice of directly touching the body of someone who died of Ebola, which is one way the disease has been spreading in the region.
Obama addresses West Africans on facts about Ebola
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal investigation that included surprise inspections was unable to substantiate 16 accusations by advocacy groups that the government packed into frigid cells children caught crossing the border alone, made them sleep on hard floors and provided inadequate food and medical care. Other claims about treatment of the children are still under review, according to the Homeland Security Department.
Memo: No wrongdoing in handling child immigrants
Sports
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Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, signs autographs for fans after defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber, of Germany, during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
Your Top Plays for Today
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
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv players celebrate after winning the Euroleague Final Four final basketball game against Real Madrid, in Milan(Reuters) - Three top international teams will visit the United States and Canada for a combined nine preseason games against nine National Basketball Association teams this October, the league said on Tuesday. The games open with reigning Euroleague champion Maccabi Tel Aviv taking on LeBron James and the hosting Cleveland Cavaliers on Oct. 5 followed by a visit to the Brooklyn Nets on Oct. 7. Flamengo, which plays its home games in Rio de Janeiro and won the 2014 FIBA Americas League championship, will visit the Phoenix Suns on Oct. 8, Orlando Magic on Oct. 15 and Memphis Grizzlies on Oct. ...
International teams to play record nine NBA preseason games
NBA basketball player Durant poses at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Sports 2014 award show in Los AngelesReigning National Basketball Association MVP Kevin Durant has signed a new shoe deal with sports apparel retailer Nike, spurning a deal from rival Under Armour that reportedly was worth as much as $285 million over 10 years. "We are pleased to extend our relationship with Kevin Durant, one of the most exciting players in the game," Nike spokesman Brian Strong said Monday in an e-mail to Reuters. Durant, 25, one of the NBA's top shooters, has averaged 27.4 points per game since coming into the league seven years ago. The Oklahoma City Thunder forward, a five-time All-Star, averaged 32 points a game last season when he ended LeBron James' two-year run as the NBA's most valuable player.
Durant re-signs with Nike, spurning Under Armour deal
Maccabi Tel Aviv coach David Blatt during a press conference on June 12, 2014, in Tel AvivNew York (AFP) - New Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt will face his former club, reigning Euroleague champion Maccabi Tel Aviv, to open a record-setting nine-game international pre-season tour announced Tuesday by the NBA.
New Cavaliers coach Blatt to face ex-club in exhibition
James Irsay, owner of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, is pictured in this handout photo(Reuters) - James Irsay, owner of the National Football League's Indianapolis Colts, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in a deal with prosecutors to a misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and was suspended by the league for six games. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail with all but two days suspended and was given two days credit after his arrest, the Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney's Office said in a statement. Following his guilty plea, the NFL suspended Irsay for the team’s first six regular-season games and fined him the maximum $500,000 for violating the league’s Personal Conduct Policy. In a letter to Irsay, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said, "I have stated on numerous occasions that owners, management personnel and coaches must be held to a higher standard than players.
Indianapolis Colts owner pleads guilty to intoxicated driving
Indianapolis Colts NFL team owner Jim Irsay address the media on March 21, 2011 in New Orleans, LouisianaIndianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated for a violation last March and will spend a year on probation. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell must now hand down a punishment for one of his bosses. Under the league's deal with its players union, NFL players would receive no suspension and no more than a $50,000 fine from the NFL for a first-time drink driving misdemeanor.
Colts owner Irsay pleads guilty to drink driving
Entertainment
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FILE - This Sept. 15, 2012 file photo released by Point Foundation shows Robin Thicke performing at "Voices On Point" Concert & Gala in Los Angeles. Thisck's “Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. & Pharrell was the top selling song on iTunes for the week ending June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Point Foundation, Colin Young-Wolff)iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending September 1, 2014:
The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store
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
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
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 4-10. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.
Nielsen's top programs for Aug. 4-10
FILE - This March 7, 2010 file photo shows actress Lauren Bacall backstage during the 82nd Academy Awards 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/Vince Bucci, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Lauren Bacall was a movie star from almost her first moment on the silver screen.
Lauren Bacall, sultry-voiced actress, dead at 89
Health
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This is an undated handout photos issued by England's Hampshire Police on Monday Sept. 1, 2014, of Brett King and Naghemeh King, the parents of Ashya King, who have legal proceedings against them continuing in Spain after they took the five-year-old brain cancer patient out of hospital without doctors' consent. Critically-ill 5-year-old boy Ashya King driven to Spain by his parents is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday Aug. 31 2014. Officers received a phone call late Saturday from a hotel east of Malaga advising that a vehicle fitting the description circulated by police was on its premises. Both parents were arrested and the boy, Ashya King, was taken to a hospital, a Spanish police spokesman said. (AP Photo/Hampshire Police)SOTO DEL REAL, Spain (AP) — Spanish officials have ordered the immediate release of a detained British couple who were wanted by police in the United Kingdom after they took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent.
Spanish judge orders release of ill boy's parents
By Madeline Kennedy NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new smartphone app helps blind people navigate public transit in the Seattle area. The app, called StopInfo, is integrated into a popular existing app called OneBusAway that gives real time information on the location of city buses. StopInfo adds details that help blind riders find the bus stop. This information can be read out loud for blind users of the phone, using VoiceOver mode,” explained Alan Borning in email to Reuters Health.
For blind bus riders, a new app boosts independence
FILE - This Aug. 18, 2014 file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama urged West Africans on Tuesday to wear gloves and masks when caring for Ebola patients or burying anyone who died of the disease. He also discouraged the traditional burial practice of directly touching the body of someone who died of Ebola, which is one way the disease has been spreading in the region. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama urged West Africans on Tuesday to wear gloves and masks when caring for Ebola patients or burying anyone who died of the disease. He also discouraged the traditional burial practice of directly touching the body of someone who died of Ebola, which is one way the disease has been spreading in the region.
Obama addresses West Africans on facts about Ebola
The worst ever outbreak of the Ebola virus will not be halted unless wealthy nations dispatch specialized biological disaster response teams to West Africa to stop its spread, the head of medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Tuesday. "Six months into the worst Ebola epidemic in history, the world is losing the battle to contain it," MSF President Joanne Liu said in a speech to United Nations member states. She said aid charities and West African governments did not have the capacity to stem the outbreak and needed intervention by foreign states. The organization is known in the United States as Doctors Without Borders.
Wealthy countries must send medical teams to halt Ebola: Medecins Sans Frontieres
Common Misconceptions About Spine SurgeryThere are a lot of common beliefs about spine surgery that are false or only partially true. It is important that you are well-informed before making any decisions about your health care. When in doubt, always consult a health care professional to get the answers you need.Here are some common thoughts people have about spine surgery. Did you...
Common Misconceptions About Spine Surgery
U.S. CDC educational materials are displayed at a hearing of a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee, about the Ebola crisis in West Africa, on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - The world's worst Ebola outbreak is threatening the stability of affected and neighboring countries in West Africa, and requires a "massive" effort to bring it under control, the head of the U.S. Already we have widespread transmission Liberia. Frieden said the outbreak was the first epidemic of Ebola the world has ever known, meaning it is spreading widely in society and is "threatening the stability" of affected and neighboring countries. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based group did not identify the physician but said he was not treating Ebola patients and that he had isolated himself immediately when symptoms began.
U.S. CDC says Ebola threatens stability of stricken countries
Health workers spray the body of a amputee suspected of dying from the Ebola virus with disinfectant, in a busy street in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Food in countries hit by Ebola is getting more expensive and will become scarcer because many farmers won't be able to access fields, a U.N. food agency warned Tuesday. An Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,500 people, and authorities have cordoned off entire towns in an effort to halt the virus' spread. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone."
Group says world is losing battle against Ebola
Department of Health and Human Services said on Tuesday a federal contract worth up to $42.3 million would help accelerate testing of an experimental Ebola virus treatment that is being developed by privately held Mapp Biopharmaceutical Inc. The agency said an initial 18-month contract worth $24.9 million had been approved by its Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and that the contract could be extended up to a total of $42.3 million Mapp, based in San Diego, will manufacture a small amount of the drug, called ZMapp, for early stage safety studies and for animal studies needed to prove its effectiveness and safety in people, the agency said in a statement. It binds to proteins on the Ebola virus and triggers the immune system to destroy them. Mapp previously developed two different cocktails of antibodies, but they protected only 43 percent of monkeys that were given the drug as late as five days after infection. On Friday, scientists reported that ZMapp had cured all 18 lab monkeys infected with Ebola in one trial, including those suffering fever and hemorrhaging that were hours from death.
U.S. contract approved to speed tests of Mapp's Ebola drug
Ashya King Case Highlights Dilemma of Parents Overriding DoctorsBritish Parents Took 5-Year-Old Son to Spain for Alternative Cancer Treatment
Ashya King Case Highlights Dilemma of Parents Overriding Doctors
Another American Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola in West AfricaSIM Missionary Doctor Worked at Same Hospital as Dr. Kent Brantly
Another American Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola in West Africa
By Emily Le Coz JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) - A Mississippi woman convicted of murder for administering an unlicensed silicone buttocks injection to a patient who later died was sentenced on Tuesday to life in prison.  Tracey Lynn Garner, 54, performed the unlicensed injection in 2012 in her Jackson home on 37-year-old Karima Gordon, who fell ill immediately after the procedure and died a few days later. A jury last week found Garner guilty of depraved-heart murder. Prosecutors argued during the trial that Garner was motivated by greed.  Garner faces a separate trial in the death of Marilyn Hale, an Alabama woman who authorities say died under similar circumstances two years earlier. Lee McDivitt, an investigator for the Mississippi Attorney General's Office, testified during the trial that he found a large bottle of silicone and syringes in Garner's home that were labeled "veterinary use only." Garner, who is transgender, was formerly named Morris Garner.
Mississippi woman gets life sentence in fatal buttocks injection case
This is an undated handout photos issued by England's Hampshire Police on Monday Sept. 1, 2014, of Brett King and Naghemeh King, the parents of Ashya King, who have legal proceedings against them continuing in Spain after they took the five-year-old brain cancer patient out of hospital without doctors' consent. Critically-ill 5-year-old boy Ashya King driven to Spain by his parents is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday Aug. 31 2014. Officers received a phone call late Saturday from a hotel east of Malaga advising that a vehicle fitting the description circulated by police was on its premises. Both parents were arrested and the boy, Ashya King, was taken to a hospital, a Spanish police spokesman said. (AP Photo/Hampshire Police)SOTO DEL REAL, Spain (AP) — The British parents who took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent were released from custody in Spain on Tuesday after the charges against them were dropped, their lawyer said.
Ill UK boy's parents freed from custody in Spain
A woman gets a mammogram to screen for breast cancer on May 15, 2001 in Putanges, FranceRemoving both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests. The results raise concerns about riskier, potentially unnecessary operations that increasing numbers of women are choosing.
Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most
Health care workers, wearing protective suits, leave a high-risk area at the Elwa hospital on August 30, 2014 in MonroviaA third American health worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus while working with patients in West Africa, the Christian missionary group SIM said Tuesday. The group did not release the name of the doctor, but said he had been working in obstetrics at the SIM-funded ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia. Two Americans who also worked at ELWA, Doctor Kent Brantly and nurse Nancy Writebol, were previously flown home from Liberia and successfully treated for the virus. Unlike Brantly and Writebol, the new US victim had not been working directly with Ebola patients, and it is not yet clear how he caught the disease, which is usually fatal.
Another US health worker infected with Ebola
(Reuters) - An American doctor working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus after working with obstetrics patients at a missionary hospital in Monrovia, the Christian organization SIM USA said on Tuesday. The North Carolina-based group did not identify the doctor, who had not been treating the Ebola patients hospitalized in isolation on the missionary's sprawling campus. "The doctor is doing well and is in good spirits," SIM USA said in a statement. The worst Ebola outbreak in history has infected more than 3,000 people and killed some 1,550 since it was first detected early this year in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization.
U.S. missionary doctor in Liberia tests positive for Ebola
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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
By Alistair Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Polar bear DNA has been isolated for the first time from footprints left in the snow on an Arctic island, a breakthrough that could help scientists better protect rare and endangered wild animals, experts said on Tuesday. Scientists often spend days tracking rare animals such as snow leopards or orangutans for samples of DNA, for instance from hair or faeces, to understand their movements, monitor their populations and propose ways to protect them. "Animal tracks are what we find most often in the wild," said Arnaud Lyet of the WWF conservation group. Polar bears are a good species to study because DNA breaks down far more slowly in the cold than in the tropics.
Polar bear DNA found from tracks in snow, in conservation step
Colony of E. coli cellsBritish and Finnish scientists have found a way of generating renewable propane using a bacterium widely found in the human intestine and say the finding is a step to commercial production of a fuel that could one day be an alternative to fossil fuel reserves. "Although we have only produced tiny amounts so far, the fuel we have produced is ready to be used in an engine straight away," said Patrik Jones of the department of life sciences at Imperial College London, who worked on the research. He said while work is at a very early stage, possibly 5-10 years from the point where commercial production would be possible, his team's findings were proof of concept for a way of producing renewable fuel now only accessible from fossil reserves. It is already produced as a by-product during natural gas processing and petrol refining, but both of these are fossil fuels that will one day run out.
Scientists use E.coli bacteria to create fossil fuel alternative
Russian President Putin speaks to the media after talks with Ukrainian President Poroshenko in MinskBy Vladimir Soldatkin VOSTOCHNY Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered construction sped up on a multi-billion-dollar spaceport in Russia's Far East that he said would break reliance on the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and launch future missions to the Moon and Mars. Putin flew in a helicopter over the sprawling building site in Vostochny at a time when conflict with Ukraine, maker of Zenit and Dnepr rockets, is highlighting the fragility of Russia's dependence on former Soviet republics in defense and space. Building a new launchpad on its own soil is central to Putin's effort to reform a once-pioneering space industry hobbled by years of budget cuts and a brain drain in the 1990s. "Our own space infrastructure and modern network of cosmodromes ... will allow Russia to strengthen its standing as a leading space superpower and guarantee the independence of space activities," Putin said at Vostochny, near Russia's border with China.
Putin orders building hastened at new Russian spaceport
By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Belying their reputation as the dumb cousins of early modern humans, Neanderthals created cave art, an activity regarded as a major cognitive step in the evolution of humankind, scientists reported on Monday in a paper describing the first discovery of artwork by this extinct species. The discovery is "a major contribution to the redefinition of our perception of Neanderthal culture," said prehistorian William Rendu of the French National Centre for Scientific Research, who was not involved in the work. In recent years researchers have discovered that Neanderthals buried their dead, adorned themselves with black and red pigments, wore shell and feather jewelry and cared for the elderly and infirm, all evidence of complex thought. The new study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could change that.
Nasty, brutish and artsy? Neanderthal hashtag engraving found
Ebola Cases Likely to Increase in Coming Weeks, CDC Director SaysThe number of people infected with Ebola in West Africa will likely increase significantly over the next few weeks, according to the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who just returned from the region. "As bad as the situation is now, everything I've seen suggests that over the next few weeks, it's likely to get worse," Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the CDC, said today (Sept. 2) in a news conference. Although health officials know how to stop the spread of Ebola, the current response needs to be scaled up in order to end the outbreak, Frieden said. "The challenge is that the number of cases is so large, the outbreak is so overwhelming, what it requires now is an overwhelming response," Frieden said.
Ebola Cases Likely to Increase in Coming Weeks, CDC Director Says
Russia's 'Sex Geckos' Perish in SpaceThe geckos Russia sent to space to have sex have sadly perished, the Russian space agency said yesterday (Sept. 1). The lovemaking lizards were launched into orbit for an experiment on mating and reproduction in a weightless environment, but all five of them (four females and one male) were found dead when the spacecraft carrying them returned to Earth, according to the space agency, Roscosmos. The space agency launched the spacecraft carrying the Foton M4 satellite with the five live geckos on July 18, for a two-month mission.
Russia's 'Sex Geckos' Perish in Space
Invasive Camel Crickets Widespread in US HomesCamel crickets may have been largely overlooked by scientists over the past several decades, but the results of a new citizen science project, released today (Sept. 2), reveal the insects may outnumber humans in the United States.
Invasive Camel Crickets Widespread in US Homes
Dog Spacesuit Among Artist's Soviet Space Artifacts for AuctionA German pop artist who once painted the side of a Russian rocket is selling his collection of Soviet space memorabilia, including pieces of his own space art and a "dog space suit." Andreas Hoge, better known by his one-name pseudonym Andora, consigned more than 100 Russian space program artifacts and collectibles to the Berlin-based auction house Auctionata.
Dog Spacesuit Among Artist's Soviet Space Artifacts for Auction
LEGO May Make Hubble Space Telescope Kit After Fans' 10,000 VotesA fan's idea for a LEGO toy to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary just came into greater focus. On Sunday (Aug. 31), Gabriel Russo's design for a model of the famous orbiting observatory topped 10,000 votes on LEGO Ideas, a website where fans can share and vote for new LEGO kits. Projects that get 10,000 votes of support are considered by LEGO for production and sale. The 10,000th vote for Russo's Hubble model came in just before the cutoff for LEGO's fall review period, giving the Danish toy company perhaps enough time for a set to be ready for the satellite's anniversary next year.
LEGO May Make Hubble Space Telescope Kit After Fans' 10,000 Votes
British and Finnish scientists have found a way of generating renewable propane using a bacterium widely found in the human intestine and say the finding is a step to commercial production of a fuel that could one day be an alternative to fossil fuel reserves. "Although we have only produced tiny amounts so far, the fuel we have produced is ready to be used in an engine straight away," said Patrik Jones of the department of life sciences at Imperial College London, who worked on the research. He said while work is at a very early stage, possibly 5-10 years from the point where commercial production would be possible, his team's findings were proof of concept for a way of producing renewable fuel now only accessible from fossil reserves. It is already produced as a by-product during natural gas processing and petrol refining, but both of these are fossil fuels that will one day run out.
Scientists use E.coli bacteria to create fossil fuel alternative
"Snakes in general are well known for retaining reflexes after death," said Steven Beaupré, a biology professor at the University of Arkansas. The bite reflex is stronger in venomous snakes than it is in some other carnivores because these snakes use their bite differently than other meat-eaters, Beaupré said.
Can a Severed Snake Head Still Kill? It's Possible
By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A solution to the longstanding mystery of why rocks move erratically across an isolated patch of California's Death Valley finally emerged on Thursday, when researchers published a study showing the driving force was sheets of wind-driven ice. Trails from the movement of the rocks, which show them changing direction suddenly in their movement across the so-called Racetrack Playa, have long befuddled scientists and the general public. Paleobiologist Richard Norris of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, who led the study, saw the rare phenomenon first-hand last December while standing with his cousin, engineer James Norris, at the spot.
Scientists solve mystery of moving Death Valley rocks
Ebola Cases Likely to Increase in Coming Weeks, CDC Director SaysAn extensive look at the genome of the Ebola virus reveals its behavior, when it arrived in West Africa and how it spread in the region to cause the largest-ever recorded Ebola outbreak. Researchers sequenced 99 Ebola virus genomes from 78 patients in Sierra Leone, one of the countries affected by the outbreak that started in the neighboring Guinea, and found that the virus' genome changes quickly, including parts of the genome that are crucial for diagnostic tests to work. "We've uncovered more than 300 genetic clues about what sets this outbreak apart from previous outbreaks," co-author Stephen Gire of Harvard said in a statement. The researchers studied the viruses isolated from the blood of these patients, as well as subsequent Ebola patients, to identify the genetic characteristics of the Ebola virus responsible for this outbreak.
Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone Began at a Funeral
'Jeopardy!'-Winning Computer Now Crunching Data for ScienceWatch out, Sherlock, there's a new Dr. Watson in town. IBM's Watson, the computer that famously won the quiz show 'Jeopardy!', is now helping researchers make scientific discoveries. The new system, known as the Watson Discovery Advisor, could accelerate the scientific process by sifting through massive amounts of information and visualizing patterns in the data. But unlike when Watson was on 'Jeopardy!,' its new role as Discovery Advisor is "not about getting to an answer, but [rather] gaining insight into a large body of information," Merkel told Live Science.
'Jeopardy!'-Winning Computer Now Crunching Data for Science
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NH SotloffAn online video purports to show the beheading of U.S. writer Steven Sotloff by ISIL.
Video purports to show beheading of second U.S. journalist
Apple has issued a statement about the 100+ celebrity iCloud accounts that were allegedly hacked for nude photos.
Apple admits celebrity accounts hacked but denies systemwide breach
Women of the group "Peace Mothers" hold placards to raise awareness for the Ebola epidemic in central Monrovia on September 1, 2014Doctors in Liberia were out on strike on Tuesday as they struggled to cope with the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, while the United Nations warned the spread of the disease in West Africa was causing food shortages in one of the world's poorest regions. Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said 800 more beds for Ebola patients were urgently needed in the Liberian capital Monrovia alone, while in Sierra Leone highly infectious bodies were rotting in the streets. MSF called for rich nations to send military medical teams to support buckling healthcare systems in West Africa.
Ebola: Liberian doctors strike, food costs spike
A woman gets a mammogram to screen for breast cancer on May 15, 2001 in Putanges, FranceRemoving both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests. The results raise concerns about riskier, potentially unnecessary operations that increasing numbers of women are choosing.
Study: Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most
A sign outside The Home Depot store is pictured in Monrovia, CaliforniaHome Depot Inc said on Tuesday it was working with law enforcement to investigate "some unusual activity" related to customer data but that it could not confirm if it had become the latest retailer to be hit by a large-scale security breach. "At this point, I can confirm that we’re looking into some unusual activity and we are working with our banking partners and law enforcement to investigate," Home Depot representative Paula Drake wrote in an emailed statement to Reuters. "If we confirm that a breach has occurred, we will make sure customers are notified immediately." The statement came after security website KrebsonSecurity first reported that multiple banks had seen evidence that Home Depot may be the source of stolen credit and debit cards put up for sale on underground markets. Retail customers faced a massive data breach during last year's holiday season when hackers stole at least 40 million payment card numbers and 70 million other pieces of customer data from Target Corp .
Home Depot investigating 'unusual activity' after breach
UN peacekeepers wear a face mask to protect themselves from the Ebola virus as they patrol in Kandopleu, Ivory Coast, on August 14, 2014 near the border with Guinea and LiberiaAnother American doctor working in West Africa has contracted the deadly Ebola virus, a missionary group announced Tuesday morning.
Another American medical missionary has Ebola
A U.S. airstrike in Somalia killed at least six members of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, possibly including its leader who was in a car that was hit.
Pentagon: Al-Shabab leader was target of airstrike
Joan Rivers' Family Remains Hopeful About RecoveryJoan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.
Joan Rivers on life support, family says
A Ukrainian serviceman rides in an armoured vehicle near DonetskEU officials proposed sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russian firms of cash as punishment for Moscow's role in Ukraine, where rebels said they were storming Donetsk airport, potentially their biggest prize since turning the war's tide last week. Western countries accuse Moscow of sending armored columns of troops into Ukraine, where the momentum in a five-month war shifted last week decisively in favor of pro-Russian rebels, who are now advancing on a new front towards a major port. Russia denies its troops are involved in fighting on the ground, in the face of what Western countries and Ukraine say is overwhelming evidence. According to the United Nations, the war, in which pro-Russian separatists are fighting to throw off rule from Kiev, has killed more than 2,600 people and driven nearly a million from their homes in east Ukraine.
Ukraine rebels: We are poised to recapture Donetsk airport
An employee smokes outside of an office for the Last Stop outdoor shooting range Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in White Hills, Ariz. Instructor Charles Vacca was accidentally killed at the range by a 9-year-old with an Uzi submachine gun. (AP Photo/John Locher)PHOENIX (AP) — A 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an instructor with an Uzi at an Arizona shooting range said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder, according to police reports released Tuesday.
Girl from Uzi shooting said gun was too much for her
Jennifer Lawrence smiles on the red carpet at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly HillsBy Jeffrey Dastin, Michael Parks, Patricia Reaney and Eric Kelsey NEW YORK (Reuters) - Celebrity representatives and security experts used the online posting of intimate photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other female entertainers to sound new warnings on Tuesday about the dangers of storing data on the Internet. Martin Garbus, a New York trial lawyer who over the years has represented actors Al Pacino, Sean Connery, Robert Redford and others, said worried clients had approached him after the apparent mass hacking over the weekend. ...
Celebrity lawyer: Avoid using iCloud, smartphones
Health care workers, wearing protective suits, leave a high-risk area at the MSF-run Elwa hospital on August 30, 2014 in MonroviaDoctors Without Borders tells U.N. that world leaders are failing to address the epidemic.
'Losing the battle' with Ebola
A National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering facility is seen in Bluffdale, about 25 miles (40 kms) south of Salt Lake CityCircuit Court of Appeals in New York was the first appellate court to hear arguments on whether the National Security Agency (NSA) program is lawful, in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) challenging the gathering of so-called metadata. Judge Gerard Lynch, one of three judges who heard the arguments, said it was "hard for me to imagine" Congress had envisioned such a sweeping effort when it passed an expansion of anti-terrorism powers known as the Patriot Act after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Stuart Delery, a lawyer for the Justice Department, told Lynch in response that Congress was fully informed when it voted to reauthorize the Patriot Act twice.
Appeals court grills U.S. lawyer on NSA phone collection
File photo of U.S. journalist Steven SotloffBy William Maclean DUBAI (Reuters) - The Islamic State released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. A masked figure in the video seen by Reuters also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned governments to back off "this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State".
Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage: SITE
a lawsuit against the Voter ID billDistrict Court in Corpus Christi stems from a battle over stringent voter ID measures signed into law by Texas Governor Rick Perry, a Republican, in 2011. The law requires voters to present a photo ID such as a concealed handgun license or driver's license, but it excludes student IDs as invalid. "Although Texas has yet to identify a single instance of in-person voter fraud, the state nevertheless insists that a racially discriminatory photo ID law is necessary to prevent it," said Natasha Korgaonkar, assistant counsel with the civil rights group NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
Texas voter ID trial opens in U.S. court
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ISIS cruelly executed American journalist Steven Sotloff just one week after his mother pleaded with the group's leader to "be merciful" and spare her son.
Executed Journalist Noted for His Heartfelt War Reporting
Mayor threatens to close French port to stop growing flux of migrants from crossing to Britain
Calais Mayor Might Close Port to Stop Migrants
Mexico president announces $9.2 billion airport project for capital, to quadruple capacity
Mexico Plans $9.2B Airport Project for Capital
Thousands flee northeast Nigerian city under siege by Islamic militants, says senator
Islamic Fighters Besiege Nigerian City: Senator
A look at the Islamic State group and the threat it poses to the region and the world beyond
A Look at Dangers Posed by the Islamic State Group
Fire fountains, huge steam plumes rise from Iceland lava eruption, seismic activity calms down
Seismic Activity Calms Down Near Iceland Volcano
Ireland's surging tax take eases deficit, signals kinder 2015 budget after 6 years' austerity
Irish Tax Haul Jumps, Signals Kinder 2015 Budget
Rattled by Ukraine crisis, tiny Estonia seeks powerful message from Obama
Tiny Estonia Seeks Strong Support From Obama
UN: 4 peacekeepers killed in north Mali, 15 wounded, when convoy hit mine
UN: 4 Peacekeepers Killed in North Mali, 15 Hurt
Cave-ins force Nicaragua to call off search for 4 missing miners
Nicaragua Calls off Search for 4 Missing Miners
French animal protection agency files complaint over illegal hedgehog hunting
3 Frenchmen Arrested Over Hedgehog Hunting
Journalist Steven Sotloff was previously seen in ISIS video showing execution of American James Foley.
Watch: Video Appears to Show ISIS Execution of 2nd US Hostage
Moscow denies reports that Russian soldiers assisted the separatists in the siege.
Watch: Ukraine Airport Taken Over by Pro-Russian Rebels
ABC News' Hamish Macdonald tours the trenches being built in the city of Mariupol as a defense against Russian separatists.
Watch: Ukraine's Defense Tactics Head Underground
Libyan militia members appear to have taken over a portion of the compound in Tripoli.
Watch: Islamist Militants Seen Pool Diving at Annex of US Embassy in Libya
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The hackers who leaked explicit photos of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton likely face jail time, if previous cases are any indication.
Hackers Who Leaked Celeb Photos Could Face Jail Time
911 calls show efforts to save instructor's life at gun range where girl accidentally shot him
911 Calls Show Efforts to Save Firearms Instructor
New Hampshire school mourns alum, journalist purportedly slain by Islamic State group in Syria
New Hampshire School Mourns Alumnus Likely Slain
Kansas City police say 3 adults killed, 2 others wounded in shooting in residential area
3 Fatally Shot in South Kansas City
APNewsBreak: NY shuts 9 pre-k centers, before school starts Thursday, cites safety concerns
APNewsBreak: NYC Shuts 9 Pre-K Centers
NC judge overturns convictions of 2 men in 1983 murder of 11-year-old girl, orders release.
2 NC Men's Convictions Overturned in 1983 Killing
Lawyer for parents of girl who accidentally killed instructor with Uzi says family devastated
Family of Girl Who Killed Instructor Devastated
Former sweetener company CEO pleads guilty to theft, fraud charges over failed Missouri plant
Ex-Mamtek CEO Pleads Guilty to Theft, Fraud
Former sweetener company CEO pleads guilty to theft, fraud charges over failed Missouri plant
Ex-Mamtek CEO Pleads Guilty to Theft, Fraud
Princeton employee says university forcing him to choose between medical marijuana or job
Princeton Worker Told to Choose Medical Pot or Job
California regulatory judges issue $1.4B penalty against PG&E for deadly 2010 gas line blast
PG&E Penalized $1.4B for Deadly Pipeline Blast
The city is still plagued by a rise in the number of shootings and shooting victims.
Watch: Chicago Has Fewest Murders in 50 Years, Police Say
Police say they suspect no foul play in the discovery made by employees in North Lamar, Texas.
Watch: Human Skull Donated to Goodwill
Seeking to ease worries, Obama says "The world has always been messy."
Watch: President Obama on Global Crises
As the world responds to the "imminent" threat posed by ISIS, volcanoes erupt in Iceland and Papua New Guinea, and Gary, IN remembers Michael Jackson on his 56th birthday.
Watch: UK Raises Terror Threat Level to 'Severe'; Tony Stewart Returns to NASCAR
ABC Politics
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ABC News: Politics
The proud aircraft known 'round the globe as Air Force One never ceases to impress. Especially on this brilliantly sunny day as I board for the last time. President Obama is heading to a summit in Europe one week before I retire. As White House correspondent across seven presidencies and an amazing arc of history I feel more nostalgic about a final ride on Air Force One than any other perk that the White House press enjoys. Its cabins and crew are as comfortable as home to me.
REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: Catching the Last Flight on Air Force One
Cantor is riding his unexpected primary defeat straight to the bank.
Cantor's Defeat Pays Off With $1.4M Wall St. Signing Bonus
Obama continues coalition-building, diplomacy despite little to show for it.
What to Watch as Obama Heads to Estonia, NATO Summit
By John R. Parkinson (jparkABC)  NOTABLES OBAMA JETS TO ESTONIA: President Obama heads to Europe today, first stopping off in Estonia where the president there wants to establish a permanent NATO base. This week, Obama will to try to build an international coalition in the...
The Note: Obama Prepares NATO Pitch
President give populist talk to labor backers in Wisconsin.
Obama: 'Every Gray Hair Is Worth It'
Says, "additional operations will be limited in their scope and duration."
Obama Notifies Congress of Amirli Bombing, Airdrop Campaign
Because we haven't explored the invisible fences in our minds and realized the collar is off, we, as individuals, as a country and as a globe, our captive to the past.
Invisible Fences of Our Lives and Politics
Rep. Tom Cole says elements of the strategy are already known.
'Smart' Action Against ISIS Needed, but 'a Very Doable Thing'
President Obama is “wrong� to downplay the dangers facing the United States, longtime counterterrorism official and ABC News contributor Richard Clarke said in response to the president’s attempts to calm concern over the escalating threat from ISIS and turmoil in the Middle East. Obama told...
Richard Clarke Calls Obama 'Wrong' on World's Dangers
Will Obama's "no strategy" comment undermine confidence in the president?
Five Stories You’ll Care About In Politics This Week
ABC News' Martha Raddatz discusses President Obama's remarks on military plans in Ukraine, Syria and Iraq.
Watch: Surveillance Flights Over Syria Does Not Imply Imminent Airstrikes
Former Alaska attorney general Dan Sullivan opens fire on a television in his newest ad in Alaska's U.S. Senate race.
Watch: No TV Is Safe In New Alaska Senate Ad
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
MONEYScope
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:03
ABC News: Money
What may be worse than a "case of the Mondays?" How about the day after a three-day weekend? Here are some steps to help ease the transition back to work.
Best Ways to Ease Back Into Office After Summer Vacation
People dream of different things when considering retirement: relaxation, affordability, traveling or trying new things. For those who want to combine as many of those ideals as possible, retiring abroad can be an appealing option.
8 Places to Retire Abroad and Save Big
Retailer even willing to sell off 1,500 stories to outbid Dollar Tree.
Dollar General Ups Offer in Battle for Family Dollar
How the Dow Jones industrial average and other major indexes fared on Tuesday
How the Dow Jones Industrial Average Fared Tuesday
Novartis, Exelixis, Cloud Peak Energy, Conns, and Norwegian Cruise are big market movers
Novartis and Exelixis Are Big Market Movers
Stocks end mostly lower as energy companies fall and investors await central bank meetings
US Stock Market Closes Mostly Lower
Christian Kirksey, linebacker for the Cleveland Browns, stands at 6'2" but in the Madden NFL 15 video game that was just released last week, he barely reaches the shins of his opponents.
Cleveland Browns Linebacker Reacts to Pint-Sized Video Game Version
Rates mixed at weekly US Treasury auction with 3-month bills dipping to lowest since April
Rates Mixed at Weekly US Treasury Bill Auction
Tips on auto financing if you have poor credit
Tips on Auto Financing If You Have Poor Credit
Home Depot investigates suspicious credit card activity
Home Depot Investigates Breach
McDonald's will increase monitoring of Chinese food suppliers after food safety scandal
McDonald's Boosts Oversight of Chinese Suppliers
Stocks edge lower as weaker global growth overshadows positive signs for US
US Stock Market Ends Slightly Lower
US stocks are mostly lower in midday trading as investors await central bank meetings
US Stocks Are Mostly Lower at Midday
Company says there was no system-wide security breach.
Watch: Apple 'Outraged' Over Photo Hack
Cleveland Browns linebacker Christian Kirksey appears as a fraction of his 6'2" frame in the popular game.
Watch: 'Madden NFL 15' Game Glitch Creates 14-Inch Player
SciTech
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:03
ABC News: Technology
How to take charge of your digital footprint.
How Your Digital Footprint May Include Photos You Deleted
For anyone whose digital life needs some extra space, the cloud seems like a miraculous solution.
After Nude Photo Hack, Should Cloud Users Be Worried?
Apple sent out mysterious invitations today for a Sept. 9 media event in Cupertino, California.
What to Expect at Apple's Special Event
How to keep your data secure while backing up to the cloud
How to Protect Your Data in the Cloud
Hackers gained access to leaked nude photos purporting to be of dozens of A-list celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton by an "all too common" tactic, according to Apple.
How Hackers Targeted Celeb Accounts
Home Depot may be latest retailer to be hacked; investigates suspicious credit card activity
Home Depot Probes Possible Credit Card Data Breach
Apple says some celebrity accounts compromised, but no general breach of its systems
Apple Acknowledges Some Celebrity Info Compromised
US judges question bulk collection of Americans' phone records, ask whether limits are needed
US Court Hears Debate in NSA Phone Records Case
Google adopts new brand as part of effort to sell more online services to other companies
Google's Corporate Products Division Changes Name
New study finds global warming, melting sea ice connected to polar vortex chilly outbreaks
Study Links Polar Vortex Chills to Melting Sea Ice
Netflix gives subscribers a more discreet way to recommend video to their Facebook friends
Netflix Unveils New Way to Share Recommendations
Court issues injunction stopping ridesharing service Uber in Germany, follows ban in Berlin
Court Halts Ridesharing Service Uber in Germany
If you use Venmo, you already know how convenient it is to pay your friends instantly, splitting the bill at dinner without hitting up an ATM or getting exact change.
How Venmo Is Turning Into a Hilarious Social Network
Finally, your dog can film his own viral video.
GoPro's $60 Harness Turns Dogs Into Filmmakers
Twitter said today it is reviewing its user protection policies after Robin Williams' daughter, Zelda, was cyber bullied by several users after her father's apparent suicide.
Zelda Williams Trolling Prompts Twitter Review
Health
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:03
ABC News: Health
The doctor with SIM Missionary worked at the same hospital as Dr. Kent Brantly.
Another American Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola
A boy's parents have been arrested for taking him to Spain for cancer treatment.
Ashya King Case Highlights Dilemma of Parents Overriding Doctors
Lauren Bendesky was diagnosed with the disease at 14.
Teen Diagnosed With Cancer Looks for Cure
The first human trial for an investigational Ebola vaccine is set to begin this week.
Human Trial for Ebola Vaccine to Begin This Week
You're more likely to snack during action-packed programming, a new study found.
Action Flicks May Fuel Mindless Munching
Denial continues to fuel the deadly outbreak in West Africa.
'Ebola Is Real' on Streets of Monrovia
The Ebola outbreak is expected to reach 20,000 in six months.
Ebola Outbreak Spreads: Senegal Reports 1st Case
Dr. Philip Ireland remembers the moment he realized he had Ebola.
Ebola Survivor 'Walked Through the Valley of Death'
The rare amoeba can cause a deadly form of meningitis.
Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in Louisiana Water Supply
American scientists will begin testing an Ebola vaccine in humans next week, U.S. health officials announced today. But it could take 11 months to learn whether the vaccine is safe as the virus’s toll in West Africa continues to rise.
US to Test Ebola Vaccine in Humans Amid Growing Outbreak in West Africa
By mapping Ebola's deadly genetic details, scientists seek answers to what makes it tick
Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone Tied to Healer's Funeral
Quarantined West Point residents are desperate for food amid the Ebola outbreak.
A Look Inside a Slum Cut Off by the Ebola Outbreak
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
This nail polish changes color on contact with date rape drugs.
How Nail Polish May Fend Off Sexual Assault
Entertainment
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:03
ABC News: Entertainment
Joan Rivers remains in a New York City hospital and will continue to rely on "life support," her daughter Melissa said in a statement to ABC News on Tuesday. The 81-year-old comedic legend arrived at Mount Sinai Hospital on Thursday after an emergency call that she was in cardiac arrest. All reports since then have said Rivers was unconscious and doctors had been keeping her sedated, under close observation since getting to the hospital.
Joan Rivers Will 'Remain on Life Support,' Says Daughter
News broke today that Justin Bieber had been arrested late last week in Canada and charged with dangerous driving and assault. Pictures and statements from Bieber's attorney, Brian H. Greenspan, show that the pop singer was once again with his on and off again flame Selena Gomez riding together on an all terrain vehicle before the incident that resulted in his arrest.
Justin Bieber Arrested While Spending Day With Selena Gomez: Are They Back On?
Actor just earned fourth Emmy and reported $1 million-per-episode deal.
Jim Parsons: 'I Never Get Bored' Playing Sheldon Cooper
See personal photographs from the couple's romantic trip to Mexico!
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello's Vacation Photo Album
The "19 Kids & Counting" star is expecting a baby with husband Derick Dillard.
Jill Duggar Opens Up About Morning Sickness, Cravings
Danes and husband Hugh Dancy are parents of nearly two-year-old Cyrus.
Claire Danes Sometimes 'Trapped by the Role' of Motherhood
The singer was with Selena Gomez at the time of the arrest.
Bieber Arrested for Dangerous Driving, Assault
Lauren Conrad celebrated her upcoming nuptials to William Tell.
Inside Lauren Conrad's Floral Bridal Shower
Kim Kardashian releases wedding photo.
Kim Kardashian Shares New Romantic Wedding Photo
Last week, Britney Spears revealed she split from her ex David Lucado by simply tweeting "Ahhhh the single life!" She also posted an Instagram video about having a "sh--y day."
Britney Spears Breaks Silence on Ex's Cheating Rumors
Three weeks after Zelda Williams, 25, quit Twitter and said she was "deleting this from my devices for a good long time," the daughter of the late Robin Williams is back. She tweeted for the first time since Aug. 13 with a message of "Thank you," which came with a link to her Tumbler.
Robin Williams' Daughter Zelda Returns to Twitter
Last week, it was revealed that Angelina Jolie, 39, and Brad Pitt, 50, had secretly married in France, now the first pictures are here! People magazine has a stunning shot of Jolie's beautiful Versace white, sleek gown the Oscar winner wore for her Aug. 23 ceremony at Château Miraval.
First Photos From Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Wedding
Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg tied the knot Sunday in Chicago. The former "View" host wore a strapless, white gown with a see-through, white veil.
See Jenny McCarthy's Strapless White Gown at Wedding to Donnie Wahlberg
Looks like the craziest season yet!
'Downton Abbey,' Season 5 Trailer: Jimmy Kent in Bed With Random Woman
It was the wedding weekend of her dreams. Gabrielle Union, 41, tied the knot on Saturday night in Miami with Heat superstar Dwyane Wade.
See Gabrielle Union Shine in Her 'Perfect' Wedding Dress
Travel
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:03
ABC News: Travel
Over-the-Top Arabian Opulence at $40k Per Night
Photos: Hotel Suite of the Week: Abu Dhabi Sky Suite at the St. Regis Abu Dhabi
A western theme can make a property feel especially homey.
The 7 Best Ranch-Style Hotels in the US
Who knew reclining your seat on an airplane would become such a heated issue?
The Do’s and Don’ts of Reclining Your Airplane Seat
The hospital once screened immigrants for infectious diseases.
Ellis Island Hospital Reopens After 60 Years
Some kids may need more help on board flights than others.
How Old Should a Child Be to Fly Alone?
This is where history and innovation collide.
See This, Skip That: Albany
Here are 10 hotels to visit the next time you want to go back to school.
10 Great Hotels in College Towns
SLS Las Vegas marks first new casino and entertainment complex in years.
Rat Pack Resort Reborn With a Foxtail
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
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:03
GMA
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:03
ABC News: GMA
News broke today that Justin Bieber had been arrested late last week in Canada and charged with dangerous driving and assault. Pictures and statements from Bieber's attorney, Brian H. Greenspan, show that the pop singer was once again with his on and off again flame Selena Gomez riding together on an all terrain vehicle before the incident that resulted in his arrest.
Justin Bieber Arrested While Spending Day With Selena Gomez: Are They Back On?
The hackers who leaked explicit photos of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton likely face jail time, if previous cases are any indication.
Hackers Who Leaked Celeb Photos Could Face Jail Time
See personal photographs from the couple's romantic trip to Mexico!
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello's Vacation Photo Album
Christian Kirksey, linebacker for the Cleveland Browns, stands at 6'2" but in the Madden NFL 15 video game that was just released last week, he barely reaches the shins of his opponents.
Cleveland Browns Linebacker Reacts to Pint-Sized Video Game Version
The singer was with Selena Gomez at the time of the arrest.
Bieber Arrested for Dangerous Driving, Assault
Hackers gained access to leaked nude photos purporting to be of dozens of A-list celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton by an "all too common" tactic, according to Apple.
How Hackers Targeted Celeb Accounts
The police report details how the girl's parents huddled around her as she gripped her shoulder after she fired the automatic weapon at Bullets and Burgers gun range -- not knowing at that point that she had fatally shot her instructor, Charles Vacca. Girl, 9, Accidentally Kills Instructor While Firing an Uzi Why a Gun Range Says It’s OK for Kids to Fire Uzis New Mexico Firing Range Allows Children to Shoot Semiautomatic Weapons
Uzi Was 'Too Much' for Girl in Fatal Gun Range Accident
When you’re hungover, you’ll do anything to make it stop: anti-inflammatory meds, greasy food, even more alcohol. Here’s one you probably haven’t tried, though -- eating an ancient Iraqi stew. That’s what Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq claimed as the ultimate hangover cure in his 10th century Baghdadi cookbook, helpfully translated by Iraqi scholar Nawal Nasrallah in her book, “Annals of the Caliphs’ Kitchens.� “There were things you take before, things you take while you are drinking, and of course after when you wake up in the morning,� Nasrallah told ABC News of the advice in the ancient cookbook. “For example, cabbage before drinking will slow down intoxication. They also encouraged having mezze [appetizers] and alternating between having them and drinking. Take a sip and have, for example, roasted nuts.� Al-Warraq was especially specific in his post-drinking advice. “You need to know that drinking cold water first thing in the morning is recommended only for people suffering from …...
Hangover Cure From 1,000 Years Ago
The "19 Kids & Counting" star is expecting a baby with husband Derick Dillard.
Jill Duggar Opens Up About Morning Sickness, Cravings
Joan Rivers remains in a New York City hospital and will continue to rely on "life support," her daughter Melissa said in a statement to ABC News on Tuesday. The 81-year-old comedic legend arrived at Mount Sinai Hospital on Thursday after an emergency call that she was in cardiac arrest. All reports since then have said Rivers was unconscious and doctors had been keeping her sedated, under close observation since getting to the hospital.
Joan Rivers Will 'Remain on Life Support,' Says Daughter
The star shared a glamorous new wedding photo on social media leading up to the finale of her reality show.
Watch: Kim Kardashian Reveals Romantic New Wedding Photo
ABC News' Mara Schiavocampo has the latest in the "Pop News" midday buzz.
Watch: Babies, Brides and Beaches: How These Celebs Spent Labor Day
The skydive was led by 91-year-old Marie Kimmey in Ogden, Utah.
Watch: 4 Generations of Women Skydive Together
Lauren Bendesky, 17, is in remission and conducting cancer research at a lab at Texas Medical Center.
Watch: Teen Interning to Research Her Own Cancer
Baby nicknamed "Fonzie fetus" shows thumbs up-attitude just like iconic character in "Happy Days."
Watch: 'Fonzie Fetus' Baby Flashes Thumbs Up in Coolest Ultrasound Ever
Nightline
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:03
ABC News: Nightline
Hackers gained access to leaked nude photos purporting to be of dozens of A-list celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton by an "all too common" tactic, according to Apple.
How Hackers Targeted Celeb Accounts
A deaf toddler, who underwent surgery to have a radical auditory device implanted into his brainstem to help him hear, is showing vast improvement after undergoing the surgery a second time, giving new hope that the device could one day be a viable treatment option for deaf children.
Deaf Toddler Has Second Brainstem Device Surgery to Help Him Hear
There’s no shortage of instant glamor these days, and women can now get breast enhancements in 20 minutes.
Breast Enhancements in the Time It Takes to Get Lunch
California's Department of Fish and Wildlife officials are on an unprecedented rescue mission, racing the clock to collect and save as many fish as possible.
Racing to Save Drought-Threatened Salmon in California
Summer camp is an annual rite of passage for thousands of children, but for kids like 11-year-old Audrey Gordon and 12-year-old Brian Erbis, camp wasn’t just a place to have fun, but a place to lose weight.
When Kids' Summer Camp Becomes a Place to Shed Pounds
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in Chateau Miraval, France, says a spokesman for the couple.
All the Details of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's Wedding
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
Quarantined West Point residents are desperate for food amid the Ebola outbreak.
A Look Inside a Slum Cut Off by the Ebola Outbreak
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
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
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
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:03
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
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:03
ABC News: 20/20
Part 2: Karl Karlsen's second wife Cindy Karlsen, who feared she would be his next target, helps police.
Watch: Was House Fire Death of Man's First Wife a Murder?
Part 1: Police reopen the investigation into the death of Levi Karlsen, who was crushed by a pickup truck.
Watch: Police Suspect Man Killed Son for Insurance Payout
Part 3: Karl Karlsen is serving 15 years to life in prison for murdering his son Levi Karlsen.
Watch: Family Hopes Man Will Be Charged for Killing First Wife
Act 1: Police found Greg Fleniken dead from what appears to be natural causes.
Watch: Man Dies Alone Mysteriously in His Hotel Room
Act 2: Det. Scott Apple and private investigator Ken Brennan zero in on the crime scene.
Watch: Investigators Gather the Evidence
Act 3: Greg Fleniken's killer is finally brought to justice.
Watch: The Mystery Is Finally Solved
A New York man who is already in prison for murdering his son, is now facing new murder changes in the death of his wife.
NY Man in Prison for Murdering Son Charged in Wife's Death
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?
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
WNT
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:03
ABC News: World News Tonight
Millions of kids head back to school: Hear what some had to say about it.
Watch: Goodbye Summer, It's Time to Go Back to School
A manhunt is underway for a notorious bank robber known as the “AK-47 Bandit,� suspected in a slew of brazen heists across the northwest – and now in Nebraska.
'AK-47 Bandit' Resurfaces in Nebraska Bank Heist
ABC News' Matt Gutman gets behind the wheel to test out a new way to escape a submerged car.
Watch: How to Escape a Car If You're Caught in a Flash Flood
Tennessee police are rounding up more than 30 teenagers who escaped from a Nashville detention center in a carefully planned breakout that overcame several security measures.
How 32 Teens Made Great Escape from Detention Facility
The Department of Homeland Security has lost track of more than 6,000 foreign nationals who entered the United States on student visas, overstayed their welcome, and essentially vanished -- exploiting a security gap that was supposed to be fixed after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.
Visa Program Struggles to Track Missing Foreign Students
The longer ISIS keeps control of Syrian territory from its de facto capital in Raqqa, they more ingrained they could become.
How Entrenched Is ISIS in Syria?
Police are looking for three "military-looking" men and their car.
Friends Scare Off Men Trying to Kidnap College Student
Denial continues to fuel the deadly outbreak in West Africa.
'Ebola Is Real' on Streets of Monrovia
Back to school gear; Hammerhead shark in Florida near swimmers.
Full Episode: WN 9/1: Military Helicopter Crashes in Middle East
Obama continues coalition-building, diplomacy despite little to show for it.
What to Watch as Obama Heads to Estonia, NATO Summit
A boy's parents have been arrested for taking him to Spain for cancer treatment.
Ashya King Case Highlights Dilemma of Parents Overriding Doctors
A Florida woman aboard a Delta flight flipped out after another passenger reclined her seat, apparently smacking her in the head, and demanded the airline immediately land the plane so she could get off, police said.
Flyer Demands Plane Land Over Reclining Seat Spat
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
Stay-at-home mom Brandi Temple turns her sewing machine into a million dollar business.
Watch: America Strong: Lolly-Wolly-Doodle
The Chulews of Texas have done 150 mystery shops this year, saving about $5,000.
How to Vacation for Next to Nothing as a Mystery Shopper

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