Sean Mckechnie

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Olympic National Park Photos

See Olympic National Park photos of Shi Shi Beach, Hurricane Ridge, and other scenic spots from National Geographic.

Immunotherapy: the big new hope for cancer treatment

<b>Analysis:</b> A combination therapy – helping the body’s own defences fight cancer cells – has shown impressive results for terminally ill melanoma patients<p>Immunotherapy is the most exciting development in cancer treatment in years, beginning to take off at a time when much cancer drug research seems …

'Friday the 13th' actress Betsy Palmer dies at 88

Betsy Palmer, the veteran character actress who achieved lasting, though not necessarily sought-after, fame as the murderous camp cook in the cheesy horror film "Friday the 13th," has died at age 88.<p>Palmer died Friday of natural causes at a hospice care center in Connecticut, her longtime manager, …

Facebook Starts Supporting Animated GIFs

Your Facebook News Feed will soon become much more animated. Facebook has decided to begin supporting animated GIF images. An animated GIF is a graphic image that moves in a loop — which is created by combining a batch of consecutive images. Animated GIFs are commonly used by websites like Imgur, …

ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 has a sharp screen, slim body and plenty of RAM

Just as we heard last week, ASUS is now launching a new family of stylish Android tablets dubbed ZenPads, which will replace the MeMO Pad series. These will come in 7-inch, 8-inch and 10.1-inch flavors with cellular variants, but it's the light, yet powerful ZenPad S 8.0 that's caught our attention …

Strong manufacturing report pushes dollar near ¥125

The dollar surged against the Japanese yen on Monday after a strong reading on U.S. manufacturing activity in May increased the likelihood that the …

Interest Rates

Japan first-quarter capex growth accelerates, inventories fall

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese corporate capital expenditures grew in January-March at the fastest pace in a year, adding to hopes that a recovery in business investment will spur growth in the world’s third-largest economy.<p>Corporate spending on plant and equipment, along with wage growth, hold the key …

Economy

Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans' phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul …

Surveillance

Migrant boat still being held off Myanmar coast: government

YANGON (Reuters) - More than 700 migrants found packed aboard an overcrowded boat in the Andaman Sea were still being held offshore by Myanmar’s navy on Monday, more than three days after the converted fishing vessel was intercepted off the country’s coast.<p>“The government is checking their …

Human Rights

Beersheba -- Where Abraham Swore an Oath: Near Israel's Fraught Border with Gaza on the Looney Front, Part 3

Some 3,500 or more years ago Abraham, patriarch of the Jews, settled a water dispute in what is now Israel's Negev desert with Abimelech, king of the Philistines, swearing an oath that the well the Philistines had seized was his, dug by his own hands.<p>The two signed a treaty enshrining Abraham's …

Game of Thrones Recap, Episode 508: Zombie Avalanche!

After long stretches of table-setting, the show gives viewers what they want: Jon Snow in battle, Cersei in a dungeon, and Tyrion and Daenerys plotting together at last.<p><b>Warning: This article is full of details from Season 5, Episode 8 of Game of Thrones, titled “Hardhome.” Don’t read it unless</b> …

Europe's energy big six say gas must help in the fight against climate change

Energy industry,Climate change,Business,Environment,COP 21: UN climate change conference | Paris,Gas,Gas,Energy,Fossil fuels,Commodities,Royal Dutch Shell,BP,BG,Greenhouse gas emissions,Carbon offsetting,Carbon tax,Oil and gas companies,Exxon Mobil,Chevron,US news,World news<p>BP and Shell involved in …