Man dies after lighting jolts California beach

( LOS ANGELES –  A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said.
Witnesses said they saw a glare of light and heard a tremendous boom as lightning struck the water off of Venice Beach around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. [...]


Monday July 28th, 2014 | No comments »


Snowden plans to work on anti-surveillance technology

The former NSA contractor, still hidden within Russia, plans to develop anti-surveillance technology following the US government spying scandal.

( Snowden says he plans to develop and promote anti-surveillance technology to hamper government spying across the globe.
The former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, who leaked confidential documents detailing the extensive surveillance activities of the NSA [...]


Monday July 21st, 2014 | No comments »


Israel military says it has shot down drone along southern coastline

( Israel’s military said Monday that it had downed a drone along its southern coastline, marking the first time it had encountered such a weapon in its week-long campaign against Islamic militants in the Gaza Strip.
The drone came from Gaza and was shot down by a Patriot surface-to-air missile near the southern city of Ashdod, [...]


Monday July 14th, 2014 | No comments »


Israel steps up offensive against Hamas

( GAZA CITY — Israel ramped up its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip Wednesday, bombing more than a hundred targets overnight, as Palestinian militants fired rockets deep into Israeli territory, striking far from the seaside enclave and reaching towards major Israeli cities and the country’s coastal high-tech corridor.
Since the Israeli offensive, dubbed Operation Protective [...]


Wednesday July 9th, 2014 | No comments »


Dolly Parton denies miming at Glastonbury after coming under fire during hotly-anticipated performance

( Country singer Dolly Parton has denied miming at Glastonbury.
The 68-year-old singer – who made her festival debut on the Pyramid Stage on Sunday night – has been forced to defend herself over claims she failed to sing live during the set.
A spokesperson for Dolly told The Sunday Mirror: ‘She sings live. Some people don’t [...]


Monday June 30th, 2014 | No comments »


LGBT Pride Parade

What you need to know
The LGBT Pride Parade will be held Saturday, June 28, 2014 in St Pete. The Saturday night Block Party begins at 5pm, with the Parade kicking off at Sunset.
About the LGBT Pride Parade
The LGBT Pride Parade, held within the Historic Kenwood Neighborhood and Grand Central District, features more than 150 organizations [...]


Tuesday June 24th, 2014 | No comments »

The Centers for Disease Control sign is seen at its main facility in Atlanta

Senate panel calls on CDC to explain anthrax incident

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Senate health panel on Monday called on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a detailed explanation of a safety breach that exposed as many as 84 people at three CDC laboratories to live anthrax, a deadly pathogen.
In a letter to CDC Director Dr Tom Frieden, members of the Senate [...]


Tuesday June 24th, 2014 | No comments »


2014 World Cup: United States settles for 2-2 tie after Portugal scores in stoppage time

(, Brazil — The World Cup’s so-called Group of Death will come down to a final dizzying day, and if the first two U.S. matches are any indication of what lies in store, the four-team tussle for two places in the knockout stage probably will be decided on the last touch of the ball.
The Americans [...]


Monday June 23rd, 2014 | No comments »

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspect #2 in the Boston Marathon explosion is pictured in this undated FBI handout photo

U.S. judge blocks ‘betrayal’ claim in Boston bomber case

( – BOSTON (Reuters) – A judge told prosecutors on Wednesday that they may not mention that the accused Boston Marathon bomber is a naturalized citizen as a factor in determining whether he should be executed if convicted of the deadly attack.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is the surviving member of a pair of ethnic Chechen brothers who [...]


Thursday June 19th, 2014 | No comments »


Extremists Said to Take Control of Iraq’s Biggest Oil Refinery

( – BAGHDAD — Iraq’s biggest oil refinery fell to Islamic extremists Wednesday morning, after army helicopter gunships failed to beat back an attack on the facility 130 miles north of Baghdad, according to refinery workers, eyewitnesses and an Iraqi army officer who fled the scene.
The facility at Baiji is the first operating refinery to [...]


Wednesday June 18th, 2014 | No comments »