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Clay Aiken Doesn't Sing Anymore

At the crossroads of Old South and New South, of supernova celebrity and down-home regularity, of traditional values and "Why not just cut to the chase and say he's a big ol' homo?" sits an American Idol, and he's running for Congress. The good people of North Carolina voted for him once, and he …

Bilateral security deal ensures that President Obama will pass off the Afghanistan war and his new war in Iraq and Syria to his successor<p>The longest war in American history will last at least another decade, according to the terms of a garrisoning deal for US forces signed by the new Afghanistan …

Netanyahu: Iran greater threat than ISIL

Israel's prime minister has warned the United Nations that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose a far greater threat than the armed group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which he compared to the Palestinian group Hamas.<p>Addressing the UN General Assembly in New York on Monday, Benjamin …

What Will Peter Thiel Say Next? Notes From A Stanford Visit

Peter Thiel, the 46-year-old technology investor with a $2.2 billion net worth, isn’t just selling lots of copies of his new book, “Zero to One.” He also is making audiences roar or gasp at each stop in his author tour, sharing blunt opinions about any topic that comes to mind. The latest case in …

Feds to Probe Fatal Police Shooting of Black Man at Ohio Wal-Mart

The Justice Department said Wednesday it will launch an investigation into the shooting death of a black man inside an Ohio Wal-Mart, just hours after a local grand jury voted not to indict the white police officer who shot him.<p>Immediately after Wednesday's grand jury decision, the city of …

Detroit official insists that water shutoff plan is 'absolutely working'

Tens of thousands of Detroit residents with overdue water bills have signed up for a payment plan and kept their service since August, but hundreds are still being cut off each day, a city official testified Tuesday.<p>Mayor Mike Duggan’s chief of staff, Alexis Wiley, said a strategy to keep water …

The 10-Hour Plan Guaranteed To Kick-Start Your Job Search

Do you spend the first 30 minutes of every workday scrolling through job postings and fantasizing about the day you’ll leave and finally start working at a gig you love? Maybe you read all the advice you can find online about finding your passion and landing that dream job, but you just can’t seem …

Ten Keys to Greater Life Balance

What is your true purpose? What fulfills you in your heart of hearts? These questions focus our attention on the big picture, the vision that we hold for ourselves in life.<p>Living a life of balance means attending to work, relationships, health, intimacy, spiritual growth, flow activities and making …

Eternal Mystery? MH370 Hunt Takes New Course After Six Months

Not since the American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared without a trace over the Pacific 77 years ago has there been a mystery like it.<p>And in so many respects the disappearance of Flight MH370 exactly six months ago today is a far more profound puzzle.<p>When Earhart went missing her plane …

Russian strategic bombers near Canada practice cruise missile strikes on US

Two Russian strategic bombers conducted practice cruise missile attacks on the United States during a training mission last week that defense officials say appeared timed to the NATO summit in Wales.<p>The Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers were tracked flying a route across the northern Atlantic near …

Has DNA Evidence Finally Uncovered The Identity Of Jack The Ripper?

After years of investigations, guesses, and suspicions about the identity of Jack The Ripper, we may finally have a concrete answer thanks to DNA testing. The legendary murderer has remained a mysterious member of the cultural landscape for years, surviving as the great unknown boogeyman from the …

Former GT Advanced Employee’s LinkedIn Profile “Confirms” Apple’s Sapphire Glass Plans

- Sep 7, 2014<p>While the Apple and GT Advanced Technologies sapphire glass partnership is expected to yield über-tough sapphire glass screen covers for …

Official: Virus may be 'tip of iceberg'

A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals throughout the Midwest and beyond, health officials say.<p>The unusually high number of hospitalizations reported could be "just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases," said Mark Pallansch, a virologist and director of the …

A Cheap Alternative To Satellites Is Starting To Take Off

But Elon Musk, founder and boss of SpaceX, is not a man who lacks self-confidence, and he did just that on August 22nd after the terminal malfunction of one of his company's Falcon 9 vehicles.<p>That Arianespace, a French rival of SpaceX, announced on the same day that two satellites it had tried to …

5 Trends Shaping the Future of Work

Since the dawn of business there has been a certain style of how and when work should be done. It flows from the top down: beginning with the organization, to the managers, and then employees. In this case organization refers to C-level executives and key stakeholders; those at the very top of the …

Legends: "Chemistry" Review

Trust fall.<p>Warning: Full <b>spoilers</b> for the episode follow...<p>While still maintaining a fair amount of rough, rudimentary elements ("No more of that …

Germanwings pilots strike as Lufthansa row rumbles on | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Pilots at Lufthansa’s (LHAG.DE) budget carrier Germanwings staged a six-hour strike on Friday, disrupting travel plans of thousands of people returning from summer holidays and putting pressure on Lufthansa management in a pension scheme dispute.<p>Empty and closed gates of …

Samsung navigates away from Google with Here maps for Galaxy phones

The Android app will be released alongside the Gear S smartwatch<p>Google Maps may be one of the undeniable strengths of the Android platform, however Samsung has decided to offer an alternative in the form of Nokia's Here maps. A beta version of Here for Android will be made available exclusively for …

NASCAR Truck Series at Bowmanville 2014: Full Schedule, Standings and Preview

Featuring the first road course on the Camping World Truck Series in 13 years, the inaugural Chevy Silverado 250 was undeniably captivating in 2013.<p>Chase Elliott, in just his sixth start, pulled off the dramatic victory after spinning out Ty Dillon on the race's final turn. Of course, that …

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Nokia HERE Maps for Samsung Galaxy Phones: Offline Access

Samsung unveiled its new new smartwatch yesterday, the Tizen-powered Gear S that’s capable of making calls and going online <i>without</i> relying on a smartphone. Other features, as noted at the time, include turn-by-turn navigation provided by Nokia’s HERE mapping platform.<p>Today, Nokia revealed further …

Manziel appears as aerobics instructor in TV ad

CLEVELAND (AP) — Wearing spandex leggings, a headband and working out a class of exercising women as if he were Richard Simmons. No, we've never seen …

Investors set to bask in Labor Day highs, just like they did in 1929 - Need to Know - MarketWatch

Reuters<p>This bull market reached its 2,000th calendar day of existence earlier this week, on the same day as the S&P hit 2,000. That little spurt of …

Volcanic eruption in Iceland puts aviation authorities on high alert

Israeli police identify body as missing US student

Israeli police say a body has been identified as that of a US religious student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week.<p>Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the body was confirmed early on Friday morning to be that of seminary student Aharon Sofer. She said there was no suspicion of foul …

MSN Messenger to shut down in China, its final stronghold

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Microsoft’s MSN Messenger, or Windows Live Messenger as it was known in most places after 2006, bit the dust in April 2013 — …

The Top 25 Most Innovative Companies 2014

The FOSS Outreach Program for Women (OPW) #Linux kernel inter…

The FOSS Outreach Program for Women (OPW) #Linux kernel interns continue to be awesome! 1,092 kernel patches have been accepted into mainline, with a diff stat of +32,327, -193,938. That means they've deleted six times more code than they added!<p>The personal stories from OPW kernel alumni are really heartening. Many of the women were working in retail before their OPW internship, and now they have jobs at places like Citrix, Oracle, and OnApp. Two of the alumni are even paid to work as Linux …

Bill Nye for President?

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UK sex abuse report prompts outrage, reflection

ROTHERHAM, England (AP) — Rotherham is a working-class town that is remarkable in its ordinariness — a collection of charmless discount stores, …

Finland, Sweden increase ties to NATO

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland and Sweden plan to work more closely with NATO by signing a pact that allows assistance from alliance troops in the Nordic …