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February 25, 2017

ISIS Attacks Brussles

Cowering under desks and running for their lives, this is the terrifying moment passengers were caught up in an ISIS suicide bomb attack at Brussels Airport today in a series of blasts that have killed at least 34 people and injured 170 across the city.

Witnesses described apocalyptic scenes with blood and ‘dismembered bodies everywhere’ after two blasts rocked the terminal at around 8am (7am GMT), killing at least 14 people and injuring……


Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster wins Priase

Moving quickly to fill a critical White House vacancy, President Trump named Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as national security adviser Monday, one week after ousting Michael Flynn.

Mr. Trump has favored military men for top security and anti-terrorism roles in the administration and turned to a career soldier with a reputation as a cutting-edge strategist for his closest security and foreign policy adviser, the one who controls the flow of information from the national security bureaucracy to Mr. Trump’s desk.

Mr. McMaster, 54, has been serving as director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center and deputy commanding general of futures at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

“He is man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience,” Mr. Trump said when announcing the appointment at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida before returning to Washington. “I’ve watched…..


Ebola Flareup Takes Fifth Life

A fifth person has died of Ebola in southeast Guinea since March 17, a health official told Reuters on Tuesday, raising concerns that a recent flare-up of the deadly virus could spread.

The latest case was detected in Macenta prefecture, about 200 kilometers from the village of Korokpara where the four other recent Ebola-related deaths occurred, said Fode Sylla Tass, spokesman for……

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Dodge the Arrow Game Ends in Tragedy

A 15-year-old boy was killed when he was struck in the head while playing a game of “dodging arrows” at a friend’s house, and criminal charges could be possible, authorities said Monday.

Caleb Fairchild, an eighth-grader, was playing the bow-and-arrow game Saturday evening when……


Chop Blocks; Gone, PAT 15 Yard Line

NFL owners approved a series of minor rule changes Tuesday and saved their more difficult decisions for Wednesday, the final day of their annual meetings.

Among the approved rules was the elimination of all chop blocks, an expansion of the horse collar rule to include instances in which defenders grab the nameplate of the jersey and a……


Nothing to fear from the U.S.

HAVANA — President Obama on Tuesday made a full-throated plea for Cuba’s autocratic government to change, calling on President Raúl Castro to loosen his grip on the economy and political expression or risk squandering the fruits of a historic thaw.

Likening the United States and Cuba to long-estranged brothers struggling to break free from a bitter past, Mr. Obama invoked the conflicted history of American……


Android Security Bug is Back!

For many android user that have older android devices, you are in danger of your device being hacked. The hack could take as little as 20 seconds to affect your device. What you need to know

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Tennis star Serena Williams has been spotted getting a cab to the finishing line of her own 5k run, which was raising funds for her charity foundation.

Williams was seen stopping near the 2km mark of the Serena Williams Live Ultimate Run South Beach 2015 event in Miami where she jumped into taxi. The car then sped to the……


Stress increases Alzheimer’s risk in older people, so drink up

High levels of stress in older people contributes to Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study. But don’t let the news stress you out – separate research suggests two to three drinks a day can lower the risk of death from the disease.

A study by researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and the Montefiore Health System followed 507 people enrolled in the Einstein Aging Study, a group of adults aged 70 or older who live


Mars Curiosity Rover Reaches Martian Sand Dunes

NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has finally reached some interesting sand dunes on the Red Planet. It has now begun an up-close investigation of the sand dunes, which reach up to two stories tall.

Since August 2012, the rover has been working on Mars, trekking across the Red Planet and sending data back to scientists on Earth. It reached the base of……


Jordan Spieth does ‘Happy Gilmore’ drive

Jordan Spieth isn’t done playing golf for the year. Not yet. Spieth played Augusta with his dad and agent this past week and over the weekend participated in the 70th Grapefruit Pro-Am in Florida with his buddy (singer) Jake Owen.

Spieth wooed the crowds with birdie after birdie and even gave them a Happy Gilmore special to start the day. He sprayed it into……


Twitter warns users of ‘state sponsored’ hack

Twitter has warned an undetermined number of users that their accounts may have been “targeted by state-sponsored actors,” according to news reports and some users who received the notifications.

According to an email sent by the company and posted by a nonprofit group in Canada called……


Saudi King showered President Obama with over $1million in gifts

….throughout 2014, Saudi King Abdullah and top kingdom officials spent a fortune on gifts for Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters — roughly $1.35 million on the list.

The accounting was made public the day before Thanksgiving, with Americans poised to dive into the gift-buying season.


Feds reluctant to call Chattanooga shooting an Act of Terror

It took about two days for the FBI to announce it was investigating the Dec. 2 attack that killed 14 in San Bernardino, California, as an act of terror.

Nearly five months after the killing of five military personnel in Chattanooga, Tennessee, authorities have carefully avoided using the same wording about the attack by a……


Cruz Surges, Trump a close second

Since Donald Trump and his helicopter descended on the Iowa State Fair back in August, the billionaire businessman has been the steady front-runner in Iowa, surviving attacks from fellow candidates, controversial proposals and a short-lived burst in two polls from Dr. Ben Carson.

Now, seven weeks away from the Iowa caucus, Trump is fending off his biggest threat yet from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, the co-front-runner in……


Seaplane lost in Pearl Harbor attack seen again

Archaeologists from NOAA and the University of Hawaii have released incredible images of a U.S. Navy plane sunk during the opening minutes of the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7 1941.

Just minutes before the attack on Pearl Harbor, aircraft from the Japanese Imperial Navy bombed the nearby U.S. Naval Air Station on the east coast of Oahu, NOAA explained in a……


FBI San Bernardino; An Act of Terrorism

The FBI has acknowledged that it is investigating the massacre of 14 people at a San Bernardino social services facility as an act of terrorism.

The development came three days after the attack, carried out by a husband and wife team who lived nearby. On Friday, Fox New confirmed that the wife, Tashfeen Malik, had pledged her allegiance……


6.1 million connected devices have a serious security flaw

There are always going to be security flaws in our electronics. No programmer can think of every type of attack, and hackers are devious at finding new angles. However, you would hope that once a flaw turned up it would at least be fixed, but that’s not always the case.

Trend Micro is bringing back to light a flaw that’s been known since ……


Scott Weiland found dead

Rock star Scott Weiland, best known for fronting the 1990s band Stone Temple Pilots, was found dead Thursday night in Bloomington, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office, as well as a statement on his Instagram and Facebook accounts.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner confirmed Weiland’s death Friday, saying the 48-year-old died just before


Samsung, Apple patent dispute heads for retrial

A patent dispute between Apple and Samsung Electronics in a California court is headed for a retrial next year, after an appeals court vacated and sent back to the lower court for further proceedings a part of the damages award by a jury.

The retrial with eight jurors is now scheduled for March or April next year, Judge Lucy H. Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose division proposed…….


Egyptian nightclub firebombed

Two men who were denied entry to a nightclub later returned with others and firebombed it early Friday, setting off a blaze that killed all 16 people who were trapped inside by the smoke and flames, authorities said.

Terrorism was quickly ruled out as the cause of the attack at the El Sayad restaurant and club in Cairo’s Agouza district. Egypt has been battling……


ConAgra ‘We’re either going to win or we’re going to die’

ConAgra Foods Chief Executive Sean Connolly rallied employees Thursday in Omaha to get behind his vision for the company, telling them in stark terms that the radical changes he has been making are necessary for the company’s survival.

He also laid out a new set of corporate values he called……


Google’s next push: Virtual reality in your pocket

I’m standing on a balcony in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood with a sweeping view of the Bay Bridge, and I have to crane my neck to take in the whole view.

It’s a stunning sight that the employees at Google’s offices here see often. The search giant now wants to make moments like……


FBI takes over San Bernardino investigation

Federal authorities on Thursday took over the investigation into the deadliest U.S. mass shooting since the Sandy Hook massacre three years ago, as officials sought a motive behind the violent rampage here that killed 14 people and injured 17 others.

President Obama said Thursday that the FBI had taken over the investigation into the shootings.

“At this stage, we do not yet know……


Arlington School put in Lockdown

Arlington Public Schools was put on lockdown Wednesday morning after receiving a threat over the phone.

Washington County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Arlington High School around 8:30 a.m. after school staff reported……


Nebraska From Above

Short highlights of Skyworks aerial filming of Nebraska. You can see more about our experiences on this shoot as well as the route we flew at http://www.skyworkshd.com/above-nebraska We filmed some 35 hours of HD video of Nebraska from the air – although sometimes we were only a couple of feet off the ground. Share This:


Kroger’s Profit Beats Expectations

Kroger Co (KR.N), the biggest U.S. supermarket operator by store count, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as the company cut costs and its comparable sales grew.

Shares of the company, which owns the Ralphs, Smith’s and Food 4 Less grocery chains, rose nearly 3 percent in premarket trading on Thursday.

Kroger also raised its full-year earnings forecast to……


A Mysterious Radio Wave Coil Passing through Space

In 2001, West Virginia Univ. undergraduate student David Narkevic was poring through stellar data collected by the Parkes radio dish in Australia. What Narkevic stumbled upon would leave astronomers scratching their heads for years following. A powerful radio burst, estimated at originating some……


Cambodia jails doctor

A court found that Yem Chrin, 56, had reused dirty needles when treating patients in the village of Roka in north-western Battambang province.

Yem Chrin’s charge had been reduced from……