• Hello Sailor’s Graham Brazier dies

    Hello Sailor’s Graham Brazier dies

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Brazier, seen here in 2004, was known for his rock and roll lifestyle but also for his musical talent and charisma Graham Brazier, frontman of New Zealand rock band...
  • Johnson helps Cardinals beat Broncos 22-20

    DENVER (AP) One veteran running back shook off the rust, the other failed to shake up his roster Thursday night when the Arizona Cardinals beat the Denver Broncos 22-20. Brandon McManus missed a 51-yard field...
  • Extra screen time ‘hits GCSE grades’

    Extra screen time ‘hits GCSE grades’

    An extra hour a day of television, internet or computer game time in Year 10 is linked to poorer grades at GCSE, a Cambridge University study suggests. The researchers recorded the activities of more than...
  • Hungary migrant standoff continues

    Hungary migrant standoff continues

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many on board the train stayed there overnight after resisting being removed by Hungarian police A tense stand-off between police and migrants on a train in Hungary is continuing...

Headline News

  • 3 California jail guards arrested after inmate died of blunt trauma


    Sept. 2, 2015: Pedestrians walk past the Santa Clara County Jail in San Jose, Calif. (AP) Three California deputies have been arrested after an inmate under their watch was found dead of multiple blunt drama, authorities said on Thursday. Santa Clara County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. James Jensen said the jail guards – Rafael Rodriguez, 27, Jereh Lubrin, 28, and Matthew Farris, 27 – remain in custody without bail. Medical Examiner Dr. Joseph O’Hara said that Michael James Pipkin Tyree, 31, died of multiple blunt force injuries, “visceral lacerations” and internal bleeding. An emotional Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith apologized on Thursday to Tyree’s family and said “the disappointment and disgust I feel cannot be overstated.” She was flanked by 18 uniformed officers, and at least another dozen members of her agency in plain clothes attended a news conference. The details surrounding Tyree’s death remain murky. Last Thursday, Tyree and other inmates in his jail wing …

    September 4, 2015 12:04 am
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Politics

  • Trump accuses talk-show radio host of ‘gotcha’ question


    WASHINGTON Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump did not take kindly in a radio interview on Thursday to being asked to identify the affiliations of various militant leaders in the Middle East, saying the host was asking “a gotcha question”. Discussing Islamist extremism, conservative talk-radio host Hugh Hewitt told Trump he was looking for the next president to know who the leaders of major militant groups were, naming the heads of Islamic State, Hezbollah, al Qaeda and its Nusra Front wing in Syria. “Do you know the players without a scorecard, yet, Donald Trump?” asked Hewitt, who will co-moderate the next official Republican presidential debate on Sept. 16 in California. “No, you know, I’ll tell you honestly, I think by the time we get to office, they’ll all be changed. They’ll be all gone,” Trump replied. “You know, those are like history questions. ‘Do you know this one, do you know that one?’” added the billionaire …

    September 3, 2015 11:24 pm
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Stocks

  • This jobs report is very important. Here’s why


    Friday is a big day for the U.S. economy. We will find out how many jobs America’s economy added in August and whether wages are finally growing. But this time the news goes beyond jobs and wages — a big decision looms in less than two weeks for America’s central bank, the Federal Reserve. And it seems to be coming down to the wire, where the jobs report could be the deciding factor. “It should weigh heavily on the Fed’s decision in that meeting,” says Sal Guatieri, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets. “This report takes on elevated significance.” The reason is that the jobs growth would confirm the view that the U.S. economy is recovering nicely and strong enough to withstand higher interest rates. Related: Good news: U.S. economy grew faster than expected Here’s the dilemma: the stock markets are extremely jittery right now because of concerns over China’s economic slowdown and its effect …

    September 4, 2015 12:25 am
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Sports

  • Johnson helps Cardinals beat Broncos 22-20


    DENVER (AP) One veteran running back shook off the rust, the other failed to shake up his roster Thursday night when the Arizona Cardinals beat the Denver Broncos 22-20. Brandon McManus missed a 51-yard field goal in the final minute as the Broncos (3-1) failed to complete a perfect preseason. Playing in a final preseason game for the first time since 2009, Cardinals running back Chris Johnson ran 11 times for 45 yards in his first action of the summer after recovering from a hamstring injury. Johnson started out slowly, but reeled off a 16-yard run from the Arizona 20, sparking a 15-play, 80-yard drive that ended with Paul Lasike’s 4-yard TD catch from rookie Phillip Sims. Sims also warmed up after a sputtering start and began finding his targets – save for a pass to a wide-open pylon just before halftime that helped stall another 15-play drive, this one capped by Chandler Catanzaro’s field …

    September 4, 2015 12:25 am
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World News

  • Hello Sailor’s Graham Brazier dies


    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Brazier, seen here in 2004, was known for his rock and roll lifestyle but also for his musical talent and charisma Graham Brazier, frontman of New Zealand rock band Hello Sailor, has died at the age of 63, report local media. He was being treated at a rehabilitation facility in Auckland after he suffered a heart attack which forced the band to cancel a reunion tour. Formed in 1975, Hello Sailor were once one of New Zealand’s top bands, best known for their hit Blue Lady. Brazier’s death comes after bandmate Dave McArtney died in 2013. Brazier was known for musical talent and charisma, but was also known to have a long-standing drug addiction. Former manager David Gapes was quoted by Stuff news portal as saying: “He was a star, he could sing like angel. He was a poet so he could write. “He had that bad boy quality. …

    September 4, 2015 12:25 am
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Technology

  • Extra screen time ‘hits GCSE grades’


    An extra hour a day of television, internet or computer game time in Year 10 is linked to poorer grades at GCSE, a Cambridge University study suggests. The researchers recorded the activities of more than 800 14-year-olds and analysed their GCSE results at 16. Those spending an extra hour a day on screens saw a fall in GCSE results equivalent to two grades overall. “Reducing screen time could have important benefits,” said co-author Dr Esther van Sluijs. Activity monitored The researchers analysed the habits of 845 pupils from schools in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk at the age of 14 years and six months. The pupils heights and weights were recorded, and they had to wear a physical activity monitor for five days including a weekend. They were also asked to complete a questionnaire detailing the amount of time they spent on: homework reading for pleasure physical activity watching TV playing video games non-homework time online The …

    September 3, 2015 11:44 pm
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Science

  • Customizing 3-D printing


    D printing is growing more and more common, but the ability to create designs for it is not. Any but the simplest designs require expertise with computer-aided design (CAD) applications, and even for the experts, the design process is immensely time consuming. Researchers at MIT and the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya in Israel aim to change that, with a new system that automatically turns CAD files into visual models that users can modify in real time, simply by moving virtual sliders on a Web page. Once the design meets the user’s specifications, he or she hits the print button to send it to a 3-D printer. “We envision a world where everything you buy can potentially be customized, and technologies such as 3-D printing promise that that might be cost-effective,” says Masha Shugrina, an MIT graduate student in computer science and engineering and one of the new system’s designers. “So the question we set out to …

    September 3, 2015 10:44 pm
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Health

  • Chipotle critic turns up heat with ‘Chubby Chipotle’ ad


    LOS ANGELES Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc, known for its indulgent burritos, is battling a “Chubby Chipotle” ad campaign from the food industry group whose “Nanny” ads helped sink New York City’s ban on super-sized sugary drinks. The Center for Consumer Freedom’s full-page advertisement in Thursday’s New York Post depicts a smiling, shirtless, overweight young man flexing one arm and resting the other on his ample tummy. The text under the “‘Chipotle’ Healthy” headline reads: “Eat two ‘all natural’ Chipotle burritos a week and you could gain 40 pounds in a year.” It urges consumers to find out more at ChubbyChipotle.com, a site that calls the company’s executives “fast food hypocrites” for claiming that Chipotle’s menu is GMO-free and for bending their own rules on “no antibiotics ever”. The CCF, founded by powerful lobbyist Rick Berman to fight smoking bans in eateries, said it is supported by restaurants, foundations and individuals. It declined to name the …

    September 3, 2015 11:05 pm
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Entertainment

  • Tara Reid Struts Her Scary Skinny Frame Through The Streets Of Hollywood


    Posted on Thu Sep 3rd, 2015 11:02am PDT       By X17 Staff Tara Reid is looking way too skinny! The skeletal star turned up last night wearing a small ensemble to the Dis-Ease event, which is an art showcase by Billy Idol drummer Billy Morrison. The Sharknado actress attended the bash, which was held at Los Angeles’ Mouche Gallery, in a pretty revealing outfit. The pics have people talking about the party girl’s appearance — but for all the wrong reasons. The 39-year-old actress’ highlighted her scary skinny frame with a tiny black playsuit that had some major cut outs. It’s like the American Pie actress has no idea that she doesn’t look hot — she looks like she needs help! The blonde’s face may look cheerful but those old-lady thighs don’t lie … Someone get this girl a sandwich — or some therapy!   SEE THE GALLERY Tara Reid Struts Her Scary Skinny Frame Through The …

    September 3, 2015 11:24 pm
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Editorial

  • NFL: Brady wins. Goodell loses… again. Now what?


    Roger Goodell just lost again. Now what? Thursday, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman overturned New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady’s four game suspension for his alleged involvement in “Deflategate.” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has now lost every major appeal by the NFL Player’s Association on behalf of suspended players. Goodell’s first serious blow came in 2012 when former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue reversed the suspensions of four New Orleans’ Saints players in the Bountygate scandal.  The commissioner’s iron fist remained mostly at rest until the beginning of the 2014 when the league was blindsided by three of its star players’ off-the-field domestic violence scandals. In a mission to ensure “reliable conclusions,” Goodell indefinitely suspended  Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy. Thursday’s ruling proves that the NFLPA’s fight for Brady wasn’t a waste since Judge Berman overturned the NFL’s entire punishment of Brady. Player conduct matters are governed by a collective bargaining agreement, requiring that disputes are to be resolved …

    September 3, 2015 10:04 pm
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Odd News

  • Pope makes surprise visit to Rome optician for new eyeglasses


    ROME Pope Francis slipped out of the Vatican on Thursday evening to make a surprise visit to a Rome optician’s shop to get a new pair of eyeglasses, insisting that his old frames be re-used and that he would pay for them. Francis was driven to Ottica Spiezia on Rome’s fancy Via del Babuino in the small Ford Focus car he normally uses, drawing a large crowd of curious tourists and Romans outside, footage on Italian television showed. The shop owner, Alessandro Spiezia, who has made eyeglasses for the pope before but always delivered them to the Vatican though aides, said he did not know that the pope would come to the shop himself. “He had told me to use the old frames again because he did not want to spend much money and insisted on paying for them,” Spiezia said on Italian television. The pope arrived with one of his secretaries and a driver …

    September 3, 2015 7:04 pm
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