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Funeral planned for cancer patient who was fatally beaten

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 09:24 | Associated Press

Funeral planned for cancer patient who was fatally beatenST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri woman who was beaten to death outside the Illinois hospital residence where she was being treated for breast cancer will be buried Tuesday.



Man-made warming dates back almost 200 years: study

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:04 | Reuters

Man-made warming dates back almost 200 years: studyBy Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Man-made greenhouse gases began to nudge up the Earth's temperatures almost 200 years ago as the Industrial Revolution gathered pace, far earlier than previously thought, scientists said on Wednesday. Greenhouse gas emissions from industry left their first traces in the temperatures of tropical oceans and the Arctic around 1830, they said, challenging widespread views that man-made climate change began only in the 20th century. The Industrial Revolution began around 1750 in Britain, with a surge in the use of coal to power factories, ships and railways, and gradually spread around the world.



Burkini ban: US warns tourists to obey French law

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:23 | AFP

Burkini ban: US warns tourists to obey French lawDozens of French resorts have banned beachwear that "conspicuously" shows a person's religion, an order targeting the "burkini" -- a full-body swimsuit worn by some Muslim women. In response to a reporter's question as to whether the United States would update its travel advice to warn Muslim Americans, a US official advised them to obey the rules.



Why Ramen Is More Popular Than Cigarettes in U.S. Prisons

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:23 | TakePart.com

Why Ramen Is More Popular Than Cigarettes in U.S. PrisonsInstant noodles are usually thought of as the go-to meal for broke college students. According to research presented Monday at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, ramen—known in penitentiaries as “soups”—has replaced cigarettes as the most popular form of prison currency. Michael Gibson-Light, a University of Arizona doctoral student and the lead author of an unpublished study about the issue, attributes the rise of ramen to “punitive frugality.” That’s what happens when prisons cut inmate care costs and the responsibility of paying for food and commissary items shifts to prisoners and their families.



Attack on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:25 | Yahoo News Photo

Attack on the American University of Afghanistan in KabulThe American University of Afghanistan in Kabul is under assault, while security forces exchange gunfire with the attackers. The number of students and professors inside are unknown, as is the identity of the attackers. The U.S. State Department this morning acknowledged reports of the attack on an official Twitter account.



Man gets 40 years for pouring scalding water on gay couple

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:59 | Associated Press

Man gets 40 years for pouring scalding water on gay coupleATLANTA (AP) — A judge sentenced a Georgia man to 40 years in prison Wednesday for throwing scalding water on a gay couple sleeping in an apartment, leaving them with severe burns that required surgery.



Russians suspected in hack of New York Times, other U.S. media: CNN

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:52 | Reuters

Russians suspected in hack of New York Times, other U.S. media: CNNThe FBI and other U.S. security agencies are investigating cyber breaches targeting reporters at the New York Times and other U.S. news organizations that are thought to have been carried out by hackers working for Russian intelligence, CNN reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed U.S. officials. "Investigators so far believe that Russian intelligence is likely behind the attacks and that Russian hackers are targeting news organizations as part of a broader series of hacks that also have focused on Democratic Party organizations, the officials said," CNN said. The FBI declined to comment, and representatives for the U.S. Secret Service, which has a role in protecting the country from cyber crime, did not immediately reply to a request for comment.



Five dead as powerful quake shakes Italy

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 02:00 | AFP

Five dead as powerful quake shakes ItalyA powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, devastating mountain villages and leaving at least five people dead. As dawn broke, residents and emergency services were scrambling to rescue people trapped in rubble. Fabrizio Curcio, the head of Italy's civil protection service, classed the quake as "severe".



Power Station Worker's Private Collection Yields Bronze Age Treasures

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:59 | LiveScience.com

Power Station Worker's Private Collection Yields Bronze Age TreasuresA man who spent many years collecting metal artifacts from the ocean near the power plant where he worked in Israel secretly amassed a huge collection of valuable and ancient treasures. Archaeologists were recently given the trove of artifacts after the man, who had worked for years at the Orot Rabin Power Station in Hadera, on the coast of Israel, passed away and his family began sorting through his belongings. "The finds include a toggle pin and the head of a knife from the Middle Bronze Age," which are more than 3,500 years old, Ayala Lester, a curator with the Israel Antiquities Authority, said in a statement.



FBI investigates attack; suspect shouted 'Allahu akbar'

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:40 | Associated Press

FBI investigates attack; suspect shouted 'Allahu akbar'ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A man shouting "Allahu akbar" repeatedly stabbed and seriously injured a man and woman in Virginia after hearing voices telling him to attack someone, authorities said.



Photos of the day - August 23, 2016

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:17 | Yahoo News Photo

Photos of the day - August 23, 2016Students dance as they participate in celebrations ahead of the Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna in Mumbai, India; President Barack Obama hugs a boy as he tours the flood-damaged Castle Place neighborhood of Baton Rouge, La.; and a farmer checks the growth of sorghum in the fields in Wangyu Village of Zaozhuang City, east China’s Shandong Province. These are just a few of the photos of the day for August 23, 2016. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr



Iran vessels make 'high speed intercept' of U.S. ship: U.S. official

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:10 | Reuters

Iran vessels make 'high speed intercept' of U.S. ship: U.S. officialBy Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessels "harassed" a U.S. warship on Tuesday near the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. defense official said, amid Washington's concerns about Iran's posture in the Gulf and in the Syrian civil war. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said on Wednesday that two of the Iranian vessels came within 300 yards of the USS Nitze in an incident that was "unsafe and unprofessional." The vessels harassed the destroyer by "conducting a high speed intercept and closing within a short distance of Nitze, despite repeated warnings," the official said.



How to Avoid Sepsis, a Deadly Medical Emergency

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:00 | Consumer Reports

How to Avoid Sepsis, a Deadly Medical EmergencyDana Mirman didn’t pay much attention when she noticed what she assumed was a mosquito bite on her shoulder. “After all, I live in Florida, people get bites,” says the 41-year-old communications ...



France warning as burkini furore heats up

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:35 | AFP

France warning as burkini furore heats upFrench Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve warned Wednesday against stigmatising Muslims, as a furore over the banning of burkinis grew with the emergence of pictures showing police surrounding a veiled woman on a beach. CFCM president Anouar Kbibech requested an urgent meeting with Cazeneuve after pictures emerged of a veiled woman sitting on a beach in Nice removing her tunic, watched by four policemen. "We have seen images of police officers forcing a woman on a Nice beach to remove her tunic when she wasn't even wearing a burkini," the CFCM said indignantly.







Today's Horoscope

What's special today for you

Your birth on the 25th day of the month (7 energy) modifies your life path by giving you some special interest in technical, scientific, or other complex and often hard to understand subjects. You may become something of a perfectionist and a stickler for details. Your thinking is logical and intuitive, rational and responsible. Your feelings may run deep, but you are not very likely to let them show. This birthday makes you a more private person, more introspective and perhaps more inflexible.
Aries
You`re out of place somehow. You`re an athlete playing the wrong sport or an artist working in the wrong medium. And just as you realize this, your visibility factor peaks the meter. Others are finally noticing you, but you`re afraid that it`s publicity for the wrong reason. Okay, that`s life. You tried and you didn`t succeed this time. What else can you do? If there`s a lesson to learn, it`s that context is everything. If you were in the right place at the right moment, they`d be hailing you as some kind of hero or genius. It`s worth a shot next time.
Taurus

When you reduce everything to the simplest formula, it`s the intangibles that matter most. You like your comforts and treasures as much as the next person, but material gain is less important than it used to be. Each step of your journey convinces you that you`re on the right path. It seems that all you ever needed was honesty and the vision to use it. Before you turn into a holy person, remember that there`s still a place for earthly pleasures in your life. When pursuing such things, think of it as satisfying a hunger instead of fulfilling a wish.
Gemini
You had your fun. Now you need to move on. It`s time to get your project in gear. Yes, real work is still required. The things that just happened here were gifts from the Stars, not everyday manifestations of your natural state. You`ve been around long enough to see how nobody has that kind of luck all the time -- it would be exhausting. At least you`re refreshed instead of depleted. You have only good feelings about what you`re doing and the people with whom you`re doing it. As long as you`re ready to spend prep time in the kitchen, the rest will be a piece of cake.
Cancer

You put the finishing touches on your contract with yourself. This is a major document in your life. Be ready for questions. Not that many people will understand your goals at first. They don`t have to get on board as long as they agree to get out of your way. The full happiness that you avoided for so long is coming to the surface. Good feelings break down the final barrier of your reserve. Now you have no choice but to own who you are and what you`ve made. Rejoin a group that`s been missing you.
Leo
Go beyond the usual. Maybe this means sprinting across the fields of excellence or navigating the alleys of the bizarre. Look back from time to time and get your bearings. Being on the outside has its advantages. You`re the first one to catch a mistake. You`re also the only one who can do anything about it. Critical errors and meaningless glitches are problems to be solved, no matter what the implications. Whatever these things mean to someone else, they represent a personal victory for you. You`ll explain it all if you ever get the chance.
Virgo

Doing things your way sets you apart from the crowd. It`s not that you have a problem with people: It`s just that you want to get it done right and on your own terms. Maybe you never started out to be a trailblazing trendsetter, but that`s where this road is leading you. You`re free to come in from the cold at any time. Taking everything so personally was never the best strategy for you. But now that you`re having these feelings, wait until someone asks before you disclose them. You want to be sure that you have a receptive audience.
Libra
Everything goes well until you begin to realize that you`re operating in a different dimension. Reality is like that. Your head may be firmly attached to your shoulders, but it can still get stuck in the sand. Don`t let your weak spot grow into a blind spot. You`re perfectly able to see whatever you want to see. Right now you can tell that lowering your defences would be an open invitation for someone waiting to take advantage. Be strong and on task. Readjusting your paradigm isn`t so hard when your new goals are so similar to the old ones.
Scorpio

Bold statements and daring deeds appeal to you. The life that you`re living could use a nice adrenaline boost. Throw yourself into the path of something wonderful. Enrich yourself by going out on a shaky limb. After all, what`s a little pain when you can trade it for so much gain? Some people shake their heads and call you crazy, but this is you being as sane as you get. The younger you are, the greater your sense of discovery. Veterans might take it at a less intense pace, but they still welcome a familiar feeling.
Sagittarius
You`re a powerhouse. You`re a single-handed wrecking crew. Okay, maybe these labels are a bit extreme for what you`re doing, but you`re determined to make some headway. Sooner or later you`ll wear down the resistance to what you know is such a good idea. You want others to appreciate how much you`re putting into this. That might be asking too much, even for you. Everyone has different priorities and this one may not be high on too many lists. You could be disappointed if you`re expecting an award. A simple recognition will have to do.
Capricorn

It`s a little too quiet around here. There ought to be laughter, birdsong, machine noises or some familiar element that`s missing from this soundscape. Even if it`s business as usual in your own little sphere, you don`t have to go very far outside to see what`s off kilter. When fixing the problem is beyond your knowledge, you may have to think fast. Save yourself and anyone else you convince to come with you. You know of a better place to go. You`ll be in your element where everything works the right way, including common sense.
Aquarius
You`re ready for the fun to start, but no such luck. It`s a long way between here and there. Trends shift into a higher gear and you wish there was time to ride them. This isn`t a movement that you can predict from the comfort of your regular life, either. Everything seems to be going in opposite directions from yesterday. It`s like nothing you ever witnessed before. The outcome is uncertain. Find the middle ground in all of this absurdity. Maybe that falls outside of your preferred job description, but you`ll soon discover yourself in the seat of power.
Pisces

Hold on there! You just overshot your destination. You need to backtrack and hunt for the landmarks that you missed while you were daydreaming. Everything looks different when you`re coming at it from the opposite side. Before you get lost again, ask yourself why it happened the first time. Maybe you`re seeking mental refuge from something that you should be handling more attentively. Gauge your response before diving in with a vengeance. A big reaction to the problem could be just as harmful as not reacting at all. When the right solution comes along, you`ll know it.