Meggie Rianda

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Second World War camp survivor and wife both die on 76th wedding anniversary

War veteran Clifford Hartland died aged 101, hours before wife Marjorie, 97, died 'of a broken heart'<p>A Second World War prisoner camp survivor and his wife of 76 years died within hours of each other on their wedding anniversary.<p>Veteran Clifford Hartland died at the age of 101, 14 hours before his …

Remembrance Day

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Why It's Not Enough for Obama to Say America Tortured

If the president really believes that, will he take legally required actions to respond to it?<p>President Obama nearly made it through a press conference Friday afternoon without answering questions about the CIA's admission that it spied on a Senate committee overseeing it, then lied about that to …

20th Century architecture: Is it the end of our 'concrete jungles'?

<b>Some of the 20th Century's best-known "concrete cities", such as Birmingham, Hull, Portsmouth and Coventry, are embarking on major regeneration work. But as the bulldozers move in, what is being lost?</b><p>Concrete was the building material beloved by councils as they embarked on post-World War Two …

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GoPro's Nick Woodman On Life As Head Of A Public Company And Microsoft's "Mistake"

Since the last time we spoke with GoPro founder and CEO Nick Woodman, some things have changed. Over the last year and half, he’s cut out a lot of the “dude’s” from everyday conversation, had another kid and led his company through one of the most successful initial public offerings of 2014. …

Kids rude at restaurants? Tell parents something they don't know.

As the father of 2-year-old twins, I'll readily concede that small children can be loud, unpredictable, distracting, mean, insufferable little tyrants. In fact, I'll concede it so readily that I don't have to be told as much by the fine diners smugly rejoicing over a touristy Monterey seafood …

These Guys Raised $7 Million To Create A Calendar App That Thinks For You

The app is a hybrid between a calendar and to-do list, but Timeful is really about creating better habits.<p>"We're fanatical about time," Yoav Shoham, one of the three founders of Timeful, told Business Insider. "Time might be a little cliche, but we really believe time is the most precious resource …

Apps

Ebola outbreak could have 'catastrophic' consequences

Fear over Ebola is growing as international leaders and health organizations struggle to try to stop the deadly epidemic in West Africa.<p>The Ebola outbreak "is moving faster than our efforts to control it," Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, said in a statement Friday. …

A Right Or A Privilege? Detroit Residents Split Over Water Shut-Offs

In Detroit, protests continue over the city's massive effort to shut off water to thousands of customers who aren't paying their bills. Activists call the move a violation of a basic human need, while city officials call it an economic reality.<p>Detroit's Water and Sewerage Department has been …

Australian couple abandon surrogate Down's Syndrome baby

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1098000/1098022_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534630165_96879854b31f775217f36cce8b805d98<p><b>A campaign for a baby with Down's Syndrome left with his surrogate Thai mother by an Australian couple has raised over $120,000 (£70,000).</b><p>The …

Surrogacy

Doctors: Stabbing suspect sees fictional beings

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — One of two preteens accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please a fictional horror character was ordered Friday to …

US Senators call on Goodell to give Rice harsher punishment

The politicians on Capitol Hill have a new sports-related target: the NFL and Ravens running back Ray Rice.<p><b>More NFL: Photos | Videos & GIFs |</b> …

Owners of Suburban Chicago Home Make Centuries-Old Discovery in Their Yard — Now Archeologists Are at the Scene

A team of archeologists have flooded a suburban home in Chicago after the homeowners made a centuries-old discovery in his yard.<p>According to WBBM-TV, the homeowners— who purchased the property in the 1970s — unearthed several 19th century graves in 2001.<p>Archeologists are at the scene of a Suburban …

What's new on Netflix and Amazon for August

Netflix and Amazon are adding titles to their streaming options in August.<p>From classics to new episodes of beloved series, it's all here for your viewing pleasure with this month's schedule of releases:<p><b>Here' s what to look for on Netflix:</b><p><b>August 1:</b><p>"Air Bud" (1997)<p>"Air Bud: Golden Receiver" …

BMJ 'right' in statins claims row

<b>An investigation has backed the British Medical Journal's handling of two controversial and inaccurate articles it published on the harms of cholesterol-reducing statins.</b><p>Both claimed that 20% of users would suffer harmful side effects.<p>The journal withdrew the claim, but refused calls for a full …

Medicine

Cheap Eats: Cookbook Shows How To Eat Well On A Food Stamp Budget

When Leanne Brown moved to New York from Canada to earn a master's in food studies at New York University, she couldn't help noticing that Americans on a tight budget were eating a lot of processed foods heavy in carbs.<p>"It really bothered me," she says. "The 47 million people on food stamps — and …

Microsoft's 4 Biggest Problems

Where is Microsoft headed in the next three to five years? Will it continue to slog along, as it has been for the past several years, riding its PC legacy and expanding its footing in the cloud, while its market is increasingly defined by business users instead of consumers?<p>With Satya Nadella now …

Mobile

These Just Might Be the 19 Ugliest Congressional Districts in America

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A Florida judge ruled Friday that the state's lawmakers have until August 15 to redraw its current …

Ebola patient arriving in Atlanta Saturday, and doctors are ready

Medical personnel are preparing for a deadly strain of the Ebola virus to touch down on U.S. soil for the first time Saturday as Americans fret about their safety and international health officials warn that the deadly outbreak is spreading out of control in Africa.<p>Two stricken American citizens …

Russia’s Military Is Already in East Ukraine. Will There Be a Full-Scale Invasion?

The troops, the tanks, and the artillery is in place. The shelling has begun. Is this just another skirmish? Or something much, much bigger?<p>Right now …

Stop spouting 'half truths' over default, US judge tells Argentina

South American country's reaction to second default in 12 years does not alter the fact it has to pay what it owes, judge says<p>Argentina must stop spouting "half truths" about its second default in 12 years and return to talks with bondholders, the US judge overseeing the country's debt negotiations …

HP jumps on the smartwatch bandwagon with a luxury designer device

The first glimpse of the HP and Gilt tie-up, a smartwatch designed by Michael Bastian, has been posted online today.<p>According to the announcement, Gilt sought to work specifically with Michael Bastian for the design and HP for the manufacturing side of things, and the device will work with both iOS …

As of today, Americans can legally unlock their phones again

It's finally happened: as of today, unlocking your cellphone to work on other networks will be legal again in the US. The White House and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), who helped pass legislation earlier this year, announced that President Barack Obama is signing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and …

'When Genocide Is Permissible': The Unsettling Op-Ed That Never Was

<i>The Times of Israel</i> newspaper published and then removed an op-ed written by Yochanan Gordon with the stunning headline “When Genocide Is Permissible.” Yikes.<p><i>A screenshot of the</i> <i>op-ed before it was taken offline. Via</i><p><i>The</i> <i>Times of Israel</i> has removed an op-ed written by Yochanan Gordon with the …

Congressman Apologizes After Grabbing Staffer

Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, apologized Thursday after an NBC News producer captured video of him forcefully grabbing a staffer’s arm outside an ongoing Republican conference meeting in the Capitol.<p>Staffer David Smentek tried to direct Young to use a side door because he was late and the meeting had …

Breast-Feeding Is Still Difficult For Many Moms

When Elizabeth O'Connell was expecting her first child, she knew she wanted to breast-feed. And, she says, she sort of expected it to just happen, naturally.<p>That's not quite how it panned out. "I was experiencing very tremendous pain," she says.<p>At first she figured that was normal — but soon it …

U.S. judge scolds Argentina over debt remarks

NEW YORK — A U.S. federal judge Friday urged Argentina to resume negotiations "as promptly as possible" to resolve its debt crisis and said the South American nation's officials must stop publicly uttering what he described as "half-truths" that mislead people about its legal obligations.<p>U.S. …