(http://www.voanews.com) WASHINGTON—The U.S. military said it has airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurds defending the northern Syrian town of Kobani from Islamic State militants. That could strain U.S.-Turkish relations. The “first-of-its-kind” supply mission came as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Jakarta trying to enlist Southeast Asian leaders in what one U.S. [...]
Monday October 20th, 2014 | No comments »
Pham contracted the virus while treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who died Oct. 8, at the Dallas hospital. A second nurse who caught the virus was transferred a day earlier to a hospital in Atlanta.
Officials at the Dallas hospital said Pham was being transferred out of concern the Ebola crisis had left it overwhelmed and short [...]
Friday October 17th, 2014 | No comments »
(consumerist.com) Because you can’t believe every cartoon that says drinking a can of energy drink will cause you to suddenly sprout wings and float into the sky, Red Bull has agreed to pay more than $13 million to settle a lawsuit that was seeking class-action status to settle claims of false advertising.
According to BevNET, Red Bull [...]
Tuesday October 14th, 2014 | No comments »
(www.bbc.com) The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics has been awarded to a trio of scientists in Japan and the US for the invention of blue light emitting diodes (LEDs).
Professors Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura made the first blue LEDs in the early 1990s.
By combining blue light with existing red and green LEDs, this enabled [...]
Tuesday October 7th, 2014 | No comments »
(www.hindustantimes.com) Not that filmgoers in India are likely to see it but Ben Affleck has gone completely nude for Gone Girl. The film will have one full-frontal shot of Affleck.
During an interview, the MTV host asked Affleck, “Is this the debut of Ben Affleck’s pe*** on-screen?”
“I try to get it in every movie,” Affleck joked. [...]
Wednesday October 1st, 2014 | 1 Comment »
(www.bbc.com) – Rock band AC/DC have confirmed that founding member Malcolm Young will not return to the band, after taking a break due to illness.
The band said “due to the nature of Malcolm’s condition” their new album Rock or Bust would be the first in AC/DC’s 41-year history not to feature Young on the recordings.
Friday September 26th, 2014 | No comments »
(abcnews.go.com) – Nearly two months after Tony Stewart struck and killed a fellow driver, the district attorney’s office announced today that a grand jury investigation determined there was insufficient evidence to indict the NASCAR star.
The grand jury’s investigation began last week and its findings clearing Stewart were released today by the Ontario County District Attorney’s [...]
Thursday September 25th, 2014 | No comments »
(Reuters) – The United States launched air and missile strikes with Arab allies in Syria for the first time on Tuesday, killing dozens of Islamic State fighters and members of a separate al Qaeda-linked group, and widening its new war in the Middle East.
“I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking [...]
Tuesday September 23rd, 2014 | No comments »
(thehollywoodgossip.com) - Eric “The Actor” Lynch, a popular guest on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show who had amassed quite a following of his own, died this Saturday.
He was just 39 years old.
Johnny Fratto, Lynch’s manager, confirmed the news on Twitter Sunday.
“I’m so sorry and so sad to inform everyone that my friend Eric ‘The Actor’ Lynch [...]
Monday September 22nd, 2014 | 1 Comment »
(www.stltoday.com) – BELL, Fla. (AP) — A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had been called [...]
Friday September 19th, 2014 | No comments »